Lecturer in Chinese Teaching and Learning (Auckland, New Zealand)

Applications are invited for a Lecturer level position in Chinese Language Teaching & Learning in the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics. This appointment is a three-year fixed term position, starting from 1 February 2017.

You will be expected to teach and coordinate undergraduate courses in Chinese as a Foreign Language from elementary to advanced levels and post-graduate courses in Chinese Teaching and Learning, supervise postgraduate students, mentor part-time tutors, and demonstrate strategic vision for the future of Chinese Language Teaching & Learning at the University of Auckland. You will also be expected to contribute actively to the research culture of the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics.

You will have a PhD in either Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language or Chinese Linguistics, though qualified candidates with general post-graduate training in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning or in Linguistics will also be considered. Experience teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language to tertiary students, preferably both at elementary and more advanced levels, is required, as is research expertise that shows a strong focus on either Chinese Teaching and Learning or Chinese Linguistics.

Information on the School of Cultures, Languages & Linguistics and the University of Auckland may be accessed through the web site of the Faculty of Arts: http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s world-ranked university. It is the only New Zealand university ranked among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities. It ranks in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings, and is the highest ranked New Zealand university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is committed to values of diversity. Women, Maori and Pasifika applicants are encouraged to apply.

The University of Auckland’s main City Campus is located in the heart of Auckland, which is ranked third out of 223 world cities for quality of living in the 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey.

The University enjoys a strong record of supporting research through funding, grants, and conference support.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be addressed to Professor Gary Barkhuizen, Chair of the Recruitment and Selection Committee, telephone +64 9 923 8197, email: g.barkhuizen@auckland.ac.nz in English. All other enquiries should be directed torecruitment@auckland.ac.nz, also in English.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit a sample teaching video and accompanying teaching plan.

Applications close 19 August 2016.

For further information go to www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities

The University has an equity policy and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students.