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LINGUIST List 21.3278

Sat Aug 14 2010

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin, Ling & Pedagogy: Asst Prof, U of Alberta

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        1.    Carolyn Hunter, Chinese, Mandarin & Chinese Linguistics & Pedagogy: Asst Prof, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada

Message 1: Chinese, Mandarin & Chinese Linguistics & Pedagogy: Asst Prof, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
Date: 12-Aug-2010
From: Carolyn Hunter <carolyn.hunterddbcanada.com>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin & Chinese Linguistics & Pedagogy: Asst Prof, University of Alberta, Alberta, Canada
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University or Organization: University of Alberta
Department: Department of East Asian Studies
Job Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, Canada
Web Address: http://www.eastasianstudies.ualberta.ca/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)


University of Alberta
Department of East Asian Studies
Assistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Department of East Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the
University of Alberta invites applications for a tenure track position at
the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy, which
may include any or several of the following areas; Chinese Linguistics,
Chinese Applied Linguistics, Chinese Second Language Acquisition, Chinese
Language Pedagogy. Responsibilities will include teaching in both
undergraduate and graduate student programs (four courses per year), and
maintaining an active research program. Applicants will have, or be close
to completing, a PhD in an appropriate discipline, and demonstrate
outstanding potential for a research career. They should also demonstrate
native or near-native fluency in spoken and written Mandarin and English.
Experience in teaching Chinese at the college/university level in North
America, interest in instructional technology and experience in
coordinating a Chinese language program are important assets.

The Department of East Asian Studies (please see the web address above) has
recently undergone a significant rebuilding process with the addition of
several important positions, and efforts are continuing to further expand
the Department's offerings and expertise. The filling of this position is
an important part of this process.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University
of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities
in Canada based on our strengths in teaching, research, and services. The
University of Alberta serves over 36,000 students in more than 200
undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs (www.ualberta.ca/). The
Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and one
of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada
(www.arts.ualberta.ca). The University's main campus is located in
Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. The
Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a
population of approximately one million (www.edmonton.ca) with excellent
health care facilities and recreation opportunities.

Salary is competitive, and will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Applicants should send a letter of application together with a
CV and writing sample, and, if available, a teaching dossier and
evaluations of teaching performance. Applicants must also arrange for three
letters of reference to be sent to the Chair. Consideration of applications
will begin October 11, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. The
effective date of employment will be July 1, 2011.

Competition No.: A107312159
Closing Date: Oct 11, 2010

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Ono at the email address given
below, or Professor Mikael Adolphson, Acting Chair at madolphsualberta.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Alberta
hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in
employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all
qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of
visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Application Deadline: 11-Oct-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Professor, Chair - Chinese Lin Yoshi Ono
Department of East Asian Studies
331 Pembina Hall, University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H8
Contact Information:
Professor Ono
Email: tonoualberta.ca

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