Lecturer in Chinese Language (Vancouver, BC Canada)
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Chinese Language, for three years with a possible renewal/extension, commencing Sept 1, 2023. In accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association, lecturer positions at UBC are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service. This position will entail a probationary first year.
We seek an exceptional teacher of Mandarin Chinese Language courses at all levels with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies and active engagement in scholarly teaching. The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service. The full-time teaching load for a Lecturer is 24 credits (eight 3-credit equivalent courses) per year, typically with a 3‐3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses or one intensive 6-credit course in one of the Summer sessions.
Requirements include: (1) full professional fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; (2) a master’s (or equivalent) or higher degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language, or a closely related field; (3) evidence of excellent and extensive teaching experience at the post-secondary level in North America; (4) experience with designing course materials and assessments, and initiating or organizing co-, or extra-curricular activities; (5) experience working collaboratively with colleagues, e.g. parallel session instructors, TAs, etc.; (6) a strong record of full participation and valuable contribution in teamwork and program affairs; and (7) evidence of keeping abreast with recent developments in the field and being innovative in teaching practice.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors in parallel sections and other levels, as well as participate fully in program affairs and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.
The application dossier should include: (1) an application letter, (2) curriculum vitae with the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential reference letters, (3) 1-2 pages of statement of teaching philosophy, (4) two sample teaching videos for two different levels (at least 30 minutes each), (5) lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the sample teaching videos, and (6) other evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (7) 1-2 pages of equity, diversity and inclusion statement speaking to the applicant’s experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to YouTube as unlisted public videos and to send the links as part of their application submission. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.
Applicants should arrange for three reference letters to be sent directly from the referees to email@example.com. Reference letters should be in PDF format. Please have the letters and emails titled in the following format: applicant last name-first name-referee last name-first name-Reference-ChineseLanguage.
The deadline for receipt of application materials and reference letters is Jan 18th, 2023. Applicants with questions about the position or who have technical difficulties are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.
For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca