Careers

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.


LECTURER IN CHINESE LANGUAGE

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for a 12-month lecturer position in Chinese language, commencing September 1, 2017. This position is a 1-year contract leave replacement. The successful candidate will teach a maximum of 24 credits of Chinese Language courses, ranging from first to fourth-year courses, over the 12-month period, and be expected to assist the Director of the Chinese Language Program in program administration and development. The Lecturer’s service assignments will be based on the needs of the Department, with the possibility of course release depending on the extent of service assigned.

Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; a Ph.D or Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Chinese Language Education, or Chinese Linguistics; extensive teaching experience at the college/university level for both non-heritage and heritage learners; extensive experience with language program coordination as well as organization of cultural events and extracurricular language activities; extensive experience with development of course materials and online course materials as well as computer-assisted teaching; experience with student placement; experience and knowledge of standardized language tests; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send the application dossier, including an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching video(s) and lesson plan(s), (preferrably for elementary level non-heritage and heritage levels) and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. Applicants are required to upload their teaching demos to Youtube and to send the links as part of their application submission. All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca

The deadline for receipt of application materials and reference letters is April 24, 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.


TIANZHU CHARITABLE FOUNDATON POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN EAST ASIAN BUDDHISM

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in East Asian Buddhism. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including especially East Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Tianzhu Charitable Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing July 1, 2017, potentially renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Appointments as a Postdoctoral Fellow, according to UBC Policy #61 are intended to be temporary positions that begin within five years of being awarded the Ph.D. degree. The successful Fellow will be expected to teach two courses per year on topics related to Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in East Asian Buddhism. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, description of research program, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be sent separately. The deadline for the receipt of applications is May 1, 2017, however the position will remain open until filled. All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

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 visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.


CHINESE APPLIED LINGUISTICS (INSTRUCTOR, TENURE-TRACK)

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Chinese Applied Linguistics at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching undergraduate courses at all levels, but primarily 400-level content courses, and coordinating 400-level content-based instruction in the Chinese language program, the largest of its kind in North America.

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; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with the expertise to teach innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners in fields such as Chinese literature and culture, Chinese cinema, or Chinese linguistics are particularly encouraged to apply. 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. Teaching expertise in Chinese translation studies or Chinese dialect/topolect studies will also be assets for the position. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will include mainly fourth-year level undergraduate CBI courses taught in Chinese. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Chinese Language Program Director, and will also be assigned some program coordination duties around 400-level content-based courses and other program affairs. Where a significant level of service is assigned, teaching reduction will be granted.

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare sample teaching videos (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), uploaded to youtube as private videos, with links sent as part of their application submission.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the same deadline to the email address below.

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The deadline for receipt of applications is May 4, 2017. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2017. All application materials should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

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. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.