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LINGUIST List 22.3022

Tue Jul 26 2011

Jobs: Mandarin Chinese; Applied Ling: Instructor, U of British Columbia

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        1.     Barnett , Mandarin Chinese; Applied Linguistics: Instructor, University of British Columbia, Canada

Message 1: Mandarin Chinese; Applied Linguistics: Instructor, University of British Columbia, Canada
Date: 25-Jul-2011
From: Barnett <adam.barnettubc.ca>
Subject: Mandarin Chinese; Applied Linguistics: Instructor, University of British Columbia, Canada
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University or Organization: University of British Columbia
Department: Department of Asian Studies
Job Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Web Address: http://www.asia.ubc.ca
Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

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


Chinese Applied Linguistics: Tenure-track Instructor I

The Department of Asian Studies seeks to make a full-time appointment in
the field of Chinese applied linguistics at the rank of Instructor I,
tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching as well as coordinating the
Chinese-language program, the largest of its kind in North America.
Appointment at the advanced rank of tenured Senior Instructor may be
considered in exceptional circumstances for candidates with outstanding

Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin
Chinese and English; a PhD in Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language
Education, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or a closely
related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent
teaching ability in Mandarin Chinese at the post-secondary level in North
America and experience preparing teaching materials independently or
collaboratively; a strong track record of full participation in team work
and program affairs; evidence of commitment to teaching; and promise of
educational leadership. Experience in program coordination and
computer-assisted instruction will be assets. The successful candidate will
be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

As this is a tenure-track position, an Instructor I who is later reviewed
for tenure and promotion to Senior Instructor will be required to show
evidence of excellence in teaching, demonstrated educational leadership,
distinction in the field of teaching and learning, sustained and innovative
contributions to curriculum development, course design and other
initiatives that advance the University's ability to excel in its teaching
and learning mandate. It is expected that Senior Instructors will keep
abreast of current developments in their respective disciplines, and in the
field of teaching and learning. A Senior Instructor may be reviewed for
promotion to the rank of Professor of Teaching in the fifth or subsequent
years in rank.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum
vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one's
university-level education, sample teaching video (preferably two levels,
such as basic and advanced-level classes), evidence of teaching
effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably
by language teaching professionals).

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 18, 2011. The
anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2012. Send application
package to the application address below.

Applications may also be submitted electronically to
asia.adminarts.ubc.ca. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and
experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is
committed to employment equity. We encourage all qualified persons to
apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given
priority. UBC is strongly committed to diversity within its community and
especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members,
women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual
orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute to the
further diversification of ideas.

Application Deadline: 18-Nov-2011
Mailing Address for Applications:
Chair, Chinese Language Instructor Search Committee
Department of Asian Studies
University of British Columbia
Asian Centre, 403 - 1871 West Mall
Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2
Email Address for Applications: asia.adminarts.ubc.ca
Contact Information:
Email: adam.barnettubc.ca

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