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 <>
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:
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy

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


University of AlbertaDepartment of East Asian StudiesAssistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy

The Department of East Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts at theUniversity of Alberta invites applications for a tenure track position atthe rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy, whichmay include any or several of the following areas; Chinese Linguistics,Chinese Applied Linguistics, Chinese Second Language Acquisition, ChineseLanguage Pedagogy. Responsibilities will include teaching in bothundergraduate and graduate student programs (four courses per year), andmaintaining an active research program. Applicants will have, or be closeto completing, a PhD in an appropriate discipline, and demonstrateoutstanding potential for a research career. They should also demonstratenative or near-native fluency in spoken and written Mandarin and English.Experience in teaching Chinese at the college/university level in NorthAmerica, interest in instructional technology and experience incoordinating a Chinese language program are important assets.

The Department of East Asian Studies (please see the web address above) hasrecently undergone a significant rebuilding process with the addition ofseveral important positions, and efforts are continuing to further expandthe Department's offerings and expertise. The filling of this position isan important part of this process.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the Universityof Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universitiesin Canada based on our strengths in teaching, research, and services. TheUniversity of Alberta serves over 36,000 students in more than 200undergraduate programs and 170 graduate programs ( TheFaculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and oneof the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada( The University's main campus is located inEdmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. TheEdmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with apopulation of approximately one million ( with excellenthealth care facilities and recreation opportunities.

Salary is competitive, and will be commensurate with qualifications andexperience. Applicants should send a letter of application together with aCV and writing sample, and, if available, a teaching dossier andevaluations of teaching performance. Applicants must also arrange for threeletters of reference to be sent to the Chair. Consideration of applicationswill begin October 11, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Theeffective date of employment will be July 1, 2011.

Competition No.: A107312159Closing Date: Oct 11, 2010

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Ono at the email address givenbelow, or Professor Mikael Adolphson, Acting Chair at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians andpermanent residents will be given priority. The University of Albertahires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity inemployment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from allqualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members ofvisible 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 Canada Contact Information:
Professor Ono Email:

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