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ASIAN STUDIES – SESSIONAL LECTURESHIPS (2017 Winter)

Date of Posting:               May 12, 2017

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers at the Vancouver Campus for the 2017 Winter Session Term 1 (September 1 – December 31, 2017) and Term 2 (January 1 – April 30, 2018) to teach the following courses:

ASIA 258 (3) Religion in South Asia

ASIA 305 (3) Asian Horror Cinema: National Nightmares and Specters of Trauma

ASIA 307 (3) Korean Language and Writing in Culture and Society

ASIA 317 (3) The Rise of Korean Civilization

ASIA 346 (3) Topics in Japanese Cultural History II: The Early Modern Age

ASIA 356 (3) Korean Cinema

ASIA 365 (3) Punjabi Cinema

ASIA 367 (3) Contemporary Korean Culture

ASIA 376 (3) The Sikhs: Formations, Contexts and Historical Development

ASIA 377 (3) History of Korean Thought

ASIA 475 (3) Documenting Punjabi Cinema

HINU 102 (3 credits – Term 2 only) Introductory Hindi-Urdu

KORN 102 (6) Basic Korean I

 

For more details on courses please see: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/Vancouver/courses.cfm?code=ASIA
A minimum of an MA in a related field is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

Application should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees, and should be sent to: Asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca (word or pdf files only)

Deadline for receipt of application is May 31st, 2017

 

For more information regarding the department please visit: http://www.asia.ubc.ca/

 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


ASIAN STUDIES – Japanese Language – SESSIONAL LECTURESHIPS (2017 Winter)

Date of Posting:               May 12, 2017

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for part-time or full-time sessional lecturers in Japanese Language at the Vancouver Campus for the 2017 Winter Session (September 1, 2017 – April 30, 2018) to teach one or more of the following courses:

JAPN 100 (3) Beginning Japanese IA

JAPN 101 (3) Beginning Japanese IB

JAPN 200 (3) Beginning Japanese IIA

JAPN 201 (3) Beginning Japanese IIB

JAPN 320 (3) Intermediate Japanese IA

JAPN 321 (3) Intermediate Japanese IB

JAPN 322 (3) Intermediate Japanese IIA

JAPN 323 (3) Intermediate Japanese IIB

JAPN 400 (3) Advanced Modern Japanese: Reading and Writing I

JAPN 401 (3) Advanced Modern Japanese: Reading and Writing II

JAPN 402 (3) Advanced Modern Japanese: Conversation and Composition I

JAPN 422 (3) Classical Japanese I

JAPN 423 (3) Classical Japanese II

JAPN 450 (3) Advanced Oral Communication

JAPN 452 (3) Readings in Modern Japanese Essays

JAPN 453 (3) Readings in Modern Japanese Literature

JAPN 456 (3) Newspaper Japanese I

 

For more details on courses please see: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/Vancouver/courses.cfm?code=JAPN
Successful applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in Japanese, a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics or Language Education or an applicable field and teaching experience at college/university level. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

Applications should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees, and should be sent to: Asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca (word or pdf files only)

Deadline for receipt of application is May 31st, 2017

 

For more information regarding the department please visit: http://www.asia.ubc.ca/

 

All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” The current minimum salary is $6,516 per 3-credit course. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


CHINESE LITERATURE AND TRANSLATION (12-Month Lecturer)

The Department of Asian Studies at The University of British Columbia – Vancouver is accepting applications for a 12-month lecturer position in Chinese Literature and Translation Studies, commencing September 1, 2017.   This position will be for an initial one-year appointment, with possibility of renewal, subject to excellent teaching performance, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. We seek candidates with expertise in both modern and pre-modern Chinese literature, as well as expertise on and experience (in the form of publications) in both the practice and the teaching of English-to-Chinese and Chinese-to-English translation. Teaching expertise in film studies, performing arts, or popular culture will also be assets for the position.

Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in both English and Mandarin Chinese; a PhD in Chinese Literature, Asian Studies, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in courses at the post-secondary level in North America on Chinese literature, Chinese-to-English and English-to-Chinese translation, and Chinese language; experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with the expertise to teach both pre-modern Chinese literature and modern Chinese literature, as well as translation theory, English-to-Chinese translation, and Chinese-to-English translation are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience teaching online courses or developing online course material for literature courses is an asset. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, and curriculum/program design. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service.

The normal teaching load of a 12-Month Lecturer is eight 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will include a combination of lecture courses on Chinese literature taught in English, and advanced content-based courses on Chinese literature taught in Chinese. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Chinese Language Program Director, and can also be assigned some program coordination duties around translation courses and content-based instruction curriculum development.

Please send the application dossier, including an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and lesson plan(s) and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Submission of teaching videos of a literature course in Chinese and/or a content course in English are strongly recommended; applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube as private videos and to send the links as part of their application submission. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees and arrange to have each of those referees send a confidential letter of recommendation.  All application materials and reference letters should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

 

The deadline for receipt of application materials and reference letters is June 2, 2017. The anticipated start date of employment is September 1, 2017.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.  Applicants in this group are encouraged to self-identify.  For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.


LECTURER IN CANTONESE LANGUAGE

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position in Cantonese Language, commencing September 1, 2017.  This position may be renewed on an annual basis, subject to excellent teaching performance, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. The successful candidate will teach a total of 24 credits over the 12-month period in Cantonese language courses with the CNTO prefix. The successful candidate will also be expected to lead in administration and curriculum development of the Cantonese language program.
Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in Cantonese and English, as well as university-level competency in Mandarin; a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, Cantonese Language and/or Linguistics, Language Education, or related field; exceptional organizational skills; experience teaching Cantonese for credit at the post-secondary level in a North Amercian university; evidence of excellent teaching effectiveness; 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. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The application dossier should be sent electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca and 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), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information of three language education professionals who can provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube as private videos and to send the links as part of their application submission.

 

The deadline for receipt of application materials is May 31, 2017:

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community.  We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority.  Applicants in this group are encouraged to self-identify.  For information about the Department, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.


TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS

WINTER 2017

 Date of Posting:               March 31, 2017

 Courses:

ASIA 211—Sex, Sexual Ethics, and Asian Religions

ASIA 250—Introduction to Buddhism

ASIA 254—Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film

ASIA 304—Survey of South and Southeast Asian Performing Arts

ASIA 308–Myth, Ritual and Epic in Ancient India

ASIA 325–Hong Kong Cinema

ASIA 326–Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime

ASIA 327—Korean Popular Music in Context

ASIA 341–Classical Chinese Literature in Translation

ASIA 351—Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation

ASIA 354—Intro to Japanese Cinema

ASIA 355—Chinese Cinema

ASIA 356—Korean Cinema

ASIA 363—Fiction and Film from Modern Taiwan

ASIA 364—Modern Japanese Literature in translation

ASIA 369—Asian Folklore

ASIA 370—The Sanskrit Cosmopolis: India and the World, 200-1500 CE

ASIA 371—Foundations of Chinese thought

ASIA 386—Chinese Grammar and Usage I

ASIA 396—Chinese Grammar and Usage II

CHIN 131/133—Basic Chinese I: Part 1/Part 2 (Non-Heritage)

CHIN 141/143—Basic Chinese I: Part 1/Part 2 (Heritage)

CHIN 134/234—Intensive Basic Chinese I/II (Non-Heritage)

CHIN 231/233—Basic Chinese II: Part 1/Part 2 (Non-Heritage)

CHIN 241/243—Basic Chinese II: Part 1/ Part 2 (Heritage)

CHIN 331/333—Intermediate Chinese I: Part 1/ Part 2 (Non-Heritage)

CHIN 461—Early Classical Chinese Poetry (to Han)

CHIN 463—Early Classical Chinese Poetry (Han to Tang)

CHIN 471—Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Tang)

CHIN 473—Later Classical Chinese Poetry (after Tang)

CHIN 481/483—Modern Chinese Literature 1/2

CHIN 491/493—Classical Chinese I/II (Heritage)

CNTO 301/303—Basic Cantonese I/ II

CNTO 311—Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers

JAPN 100/101—Beginning Japanese IA/ IB

JAPN 160/260—Intensive Beginning Japanese I/II

JAPN 200/201—Beginning Japanese II A/II B

JAPN 320/321—Intermediate Japanese I A/ I B

JAPN 322/323—Intermediate Japanese II A/ II B

Korean 102—Basic Korean -Term 1/2

Korean 200—Intermediate Korean – Term 1/2

Korean 301/302—Readings in Korean Topics I / II

Punjabi 102/200—Intro / intermediate Punjabi – Term 1/2

Estimated total vacancies:  Number of positions to be determined

Required qualifications:

  • High level of fluency in the language to be taught
  • Ability to prepare teaching materials
  • Training of previous experience in language teaching, or at least a B. A. with specialization in the relevant language desirable

Period of Employment:

Term 1:         September 1 – December 31, 2017

Term 2:         January 1 – April 30, 2018

General nature of the duties:

Preparation of and instruction in the language laboratory, discussion periods, tutorial sessions, review sessions and lectures; teaching ; keeping class records; setting, marking and providing feedback on examinations, tests and assignments; holding office hours; invigilating exams and assisting instructors to conduct oral exams; management and maintenance of a website and competence in Connect ; duplicating materials; ordering and obtaining AV equipment; demonstrating procedures or setting up demonstrations.

         Current salary:

Graduate Teaching Assistant I (Doctoral) or equivalent:      $31.92/hour

Graduate Teaching Assistant II (Masters) or equivalent:       $30.71/hour

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA1)                             $17.16/hour  

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA2)                             $15.32/hour

 

Application Procedure:

If you are interested and think that you qualify, please fill an application form posted on our website and email it as a PDF file to asiagrad@mail.ubc.ca (please do not submit a hard copy).

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2017.

You will be informed about the result of your application by the language coordinator(s) and/or Administrator. Please note that generally it is impossible to make firm decisions about appointments until the enrollments are known at the end of the registration period. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.   We encourage all qualified applicants to apply.