Instructor of Chinese (Calgary, Alberta, Canada)

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a 2-year limited term position in Chinese, at the rank of Instructor, effective July 1, 2019. The area of specialization is the teaching of Chinese language and/or culture.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach seven undergraduate courses in Chinese language, participate in curriculum/program and materials development, maintain currency in the scholarship of teaching at university level language programs, and participate in course coordination and student advising and mentoring. Service to the School and University is also expected.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree or a higher degree with a specialization in Chinese linguistics, Chinese culture, Chinese literature, second language acquisition, second language teaching or pedagogy, linguistics, teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language, Chinese language education, or a related field. Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level as well as native or near-native competence in Chinese and English are required. Teaching excellence can be demonstrated by presenting a record of relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level, evidence of pedagogical innovation, experiences with developing undergraduate curricula and student supervision and mentorship. Expertise in language assessment and/or competence in other languages taught in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, would be a valuable asset. 

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All applications must be received by March 8, 2019 at which time the Academic Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications to select applicants to invite for on-site interviews.

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.