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Current Postings

 

SESSIONAL LECTURESHIPS
Winter 2019

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Application closes on July 15, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2019 Winter Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

ASIA 212 (3) Writing About Japan

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

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

ASIA 326 (3) Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime

ASIA 327 (3) Korean Popular Music in Context

ASIA 347 (3) Traditional Korean Literature in Translation

ASIA 351 (3) Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation

ASIA 356 (3) Korean Cinema

ASIA 364 (3) Modern Japanese Literature in Translation

ASIA 367 (3) Contemporary Korean Culture

ASIA 410 (3) International Relations in Premodern East Asia

ASIA 430 (3) International Relations in Modern East Asia: Korea and Japan

ASIA 466 (3) The History of Christianity in Asia

ASIA 484 (3) The History of the Choson Dynasty

CHIN 471 (3) Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Tang)

CHIN 473 (3) Later Classical Chinese Poetry (after Tang)

CHIN 481 (3) Modern Chinese Literature I (Heritage)

CHIN 483 (3) Modern Chinese Literature II (Heritage)

CHIN 491 (3) Classical Chinese I (Heritage)

CHIN 493 (3) Classical Chinese II (Heritage)

CNTO 301 (3) Basic Cantonese I

CNTO 303 (3) Basic Cantonese II

CNTO 311 (3) Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers

KORN 102 (6) Basic Korean

KORN 301 (3) Readings in Korean Topics I

KORN 302 (3) Readings in Korean Topics II

KORN 410A (3) Modern Korean Short Fiction

KORN 415A (3) Korean Conversation and Composition

KORN 415B (3) Korean Conversation and Composition

SANS 300 (6) Introductory Sanskrit

SANS 400 (3) Intermediate Sanskrit

For more details on courses and course schedules please see: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/courseschedule?pname=subjarea&tname=subj-all-departments

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience in a related field at a North American college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for the receipt of application is July 15th 2019.

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 $6,915 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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FULL-TIME GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS
The Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs

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Application closes on June 15th, 2019

The Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Programs (UBC-RITS) invites applications for full-time Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTA) for 2019 Winter Term 2, January-April 2020.

These positions are meant to provide language support to international students in the UBC-Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program. The following job opportunities are available:

  • Two full-time GTA positions (192 hours each) for ASTU 201: Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies.
  • Two full-time GTA positions (192 hours each) for ASTU 202: Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives

Eligibility and Qualifications

Graduate Teaching Assistants must be registered as full-time graduate students and must have experience tutoring and/or teaching English language learners in academic contexts. Formal training and teaching in TESL is preferred.

Job Description

Individuals applying for these GTA positions would be in charge of language tutorial sections (T-sections) and grading course assignments and exams. Duties include planning and delivering 50-minute language tutorials on a weekly basis, attending weekly lectures (in either ASTU 201 or ASTU 202), attending regular program/course meetings, holding office hours, marking/collaborating in assignment and exam design, where applicable. Please note that the marking duties will include grading course assignments for the entire class and not just for the students in the language tutorial sections. As such, the marking in the course will be shared by the two TA positions.

All positions are governed by CUPE 2278 Collective Agreement. The remuneration for the assignment will be paid per the CUPE 2278 pay scale.

Schedule

ASTU 201 language tutorials are on Thursdays – 1:00 to 2:00 PM and 2:00 to 3:00 PM
ASTU 201 lectures are on Tuesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 pm.

ASTU 202 language tutorials are on Wednesdays – 12:30 to 1:30 PM and 1:30 to 2:30 PM
ASTU 202 lectures are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00 to 4:30 pm

Application Process

Submit CV and cover letter to https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-form-2019-ubc-rits-taships

More Information

Contact Dr. Reginald D’Silva at reginald.dsilva@ubc.ca

SESSIONAL LECTURESHIPS
Summer 2019

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Application closes on April 5th, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2019 Summer Session to teach one or more of :

CHIN 494 (6) Intensive Classical Chinese (Heritage)

For more details on courses and course schedules please see: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/courseschedule?sessyr=2019&sesscd=S&pname=subjarea

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience in a related field at a North American college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for the receipt of application is April 5th, 2019.

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 $6,915 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

SESSIONAL LECTURESHIPS
Summer 2019

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Application closes on March 20, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2019 Summer Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

ASIA 250 (3) Introduction to Buddhism
ASIA 300 (3) Writing and Culture in East Asia
CHIN 474 (6) Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Intensive)
CNTO 311 (3) Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers
KORN 102 (6) Basic Korean
PUNJ 102 (6) Introductory Punjabi

For more details on courses and course schedules please see: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/courseschedule?sessyr=2019&sesscd=S&pname=subjarea

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience in a related field at a North American college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers. The deadline for the receipt of application is March 20, 2019.

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 $6,915 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS
WINTER 2019

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Application closes on April 30, 2019

Date of Posting: March 19, 2019

Courses:

ASIA 100 Introduction to Traditional Asia
ASIA 101 Introduction to Modern Asia
ASIA 250 Introduction to Buddhism
ASIA 254 Sex Gender and Sexuality in Japanese Literature and Film
ASIA 301 Buddhism in the Modern Era
ASIA 303 Mahayana Buddhism
ASIA 304 Survey of South and Southeast Asian Performing Arts
ASIA 308 Myth, Ritual and Epic in Ancient India
ASIA 311 Tibetan Buddhism
ASIA 312 Buddhism in Korea
ASIA 313 Tibetan and Himalayan Culture and Society
ASIA 314 Premodern Japan
ASIA 315 Japan from Feudal to Modern State
ASIA 317 The Rise of Korean Civilization
ASIA 320 History of Early China
ASIA 325 Hong Kong Cinema
ASIA 326 Critical Approaches to Manga and Anime
ASIA 329 Gender in Southeast Asia
ASIA 332 Confucianism in China and Beyond: Reinventions of Tradition
ASIA 345 Chinese Film Classics
ASIA 351 Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation
ASIA 354 Intro to Japanese Cinema
ASIA 355 Chinese Cinema
ASIA 364 Modern Japanese Literature in translation
ASIA 365 Punjabi Cinema
ASIA 371 Foundations of Chinese thought
ASIA 372 Development of Traditional Chinese Thought
ASIA 375 Global Chinese Cinemas
ASIA 382 Buddhism in China
ASIA 386 Chinese Grammar and Usage I
ASIA 390 History of the Indian Ocean World
ASIA 396 Chinese Grammar and Usage II
ASIA 410 International Relations in Premodern East Asia
ASIA 411 Chinese Political Thought and Institutions
ASIA 451 Modern Chinese Authors in Translation
ASIA 488 Religion, Society and State in Modern India
ASTU 201 Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies
ASTU 202 Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives
CDST 250 Introduction to Canada
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
KORN 102 Basic Korean -Term 1/2
KORN 200 Intermediate Korean – Term 1/2
KORN 301/302 Readings in Korean Topics I / II
PUNJ 102/200 Intro / intermediate Punjabi - Term 1/2

Required qualifications:

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

Period of Employment:

Term 1: September 1 – December 31, 2019
Term 2: January 1 – April 30, 2020

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/or Canvas page ; duplicating materials; ordering and obtaining AV equipment; demonstrating procedures or setting up demonstrations.

Current salary:

Graduate Teaching Assistant I (Doctoral) or equivalent: $32.53/hour
Graduate Teaching Assistant II (Masters) or equivalent: $31.30/hour
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA1) $17.49/hour

Application Procedure:

If you are interested and think that you qualify, please fill an application form at: https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/ta-form-2019-w/

The deadline for submission is April 30, 2019.

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.


 

TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS
SUMMER 2019

 

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Application closes on March 31, 2019

Date of Posting: March 1st, 2019

Courses:

ASIA 211 Sex, Sexual Ethics, and Asian Religions

ASIA 250 Introduction to Buddhism

ASIA 300 Writing and Culture in East Asia

ASIA 301 Buddhism in the Modern Era

ASIA 320 History of Early China

ASIA 327 Korean Popular Music in Context

ASIA 329 Gender in Southeast Asia

ASIA 351 Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation

ASIA 354 Introduction to Japanese Cinema

ASIA 355 History of Chinese Cinema

ASIA 367 Contemporary Korean Culture

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

ASIA 371 Foundations of Chinese Thought

CHIN 134 Intensive Basic Chinese I (Non-Heritage)
CHIN 234 Intensive Basic Chinese II (Non-Heritage)
CNTO 311 Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers
CNTO 401 Intermediate Cantonese I
CNTO 451 Advanced Cantonese through Popular Culture
KORN 102 Basic Korean
JAPN 100 Beginning Japanese IA
JAPN 101 Beginning Japanese IB
JAPN 200 Beginning Japanese II A
JAPN 201 Beginning Japanese II B

JAPN 322 Intermediate Japanese II A

JAPN 323 Intermediate Japanese II B

JAPN 360 Intensive Intermediate Japanese I

Required qualifications:

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


Period of Employment:

Term 1: May 6th – June 28th 2019

Term 2: July 2th – August 17th 2019


General nature of the duties:

Preparation of and instruction in the class, discussion periods, tutorial sessions, review sessions and lectures; 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 Connect; duplicating materials; ordering and obtaining AV equipment; demonstrating procedures or setting up demonstrations.

Current salary:

Graduate Teaching Assistant I (Doctoral) or equivalent: $32.53/hour

Graduate Teaching Assistant II (Masters) or equivalent: $31.30/hour

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (UTA1): $17.49/hour

Application Procedure:

If you are interested and think that you qualify, please fill out an application here: https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/ta-form-2019-s/

The deadline for submission is March 31, 2019.

 

You will be informed about the result of your application by the 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 TEACHING JAPANESE AS A SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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Application closes on March 31, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for one Lecturer position in teaching Japanese as a second/foreign language, commencing September 1, 2019.

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions 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, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service. The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate Japanese Language courses.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English; a Master’s degree in Teaching Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language, Japanese Language Education, Japanese Linguistics or related fields is preferred; extensive experience in teaching both lower and higher level Japanese language courses at the college/university level in North America; evidence of excellent teaching ability; a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Training and experience in computer-assisted teaching, community-based learning, student-centered learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development; experience with teaching higher level topic-specific language courses, including business Japanese, Japanese media, readings in modern Japanese Literature, topics on Japanese language, culture and society is an asset. The successful candidates 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 fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different levels of Japanese language courses and two lesson plans for the classes in the video, and other 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 online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.The deadline for receipt of application materials is March 31, 2019.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 


LECTURER IN PUNJABI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE

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Application closes on February 28, 2019

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for one Lecturer position in Punjabi language and culture, commencing September 1, 2019.

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions 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, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association. The workload for the Lecturer position includes teaching plus service. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of 12 credits of Punjabi at the first- and second-year level plus an additional 12 credits of Punjabi language, film, literature in translation, or other content classes.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful applicants must demonstrate excellent spoken and written command of Punjabi; ability to work in both of the scripts Punjabi is written in (Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi); a Master's degree in an appropriate related field (preferably Punjabi language and/or literature-related); and teaching experience in North America at the post-secondary level. Experience teaching a South Asian language is required, as is experience teaching related content courses in English. Successful applicants must provide evidence of excellent teaching ability and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Training and experience in computer-assisted teaching, community-based learning, student-centered learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development is an asset. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and curriculum design/development of teaching materials, as well as fully participate in department affairs and service.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and two lesson plans (one each for a lesson in first- and second-year Punjabi), and other evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees who could provide confidential letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.  The deadline for receipt of application materials is February 28, 2019.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 


TEACHING ASSISTANTSHIPS FOR ASTU 201 and 202

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Applications closes on December 19th, 2018

Date of Posting: November 13th, 2018

The Faculty of Arts is seeking applications for up to five one-term Teaching Assistantships for both ASTU 201 “Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies” and ASTU 202 "Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives" –  courses offered to Japanese exchange students from Ritsumeikan University. For information about the UBC Ritsumeikan Academic Exchange Program (UBC-RITS), visit http://rits.ubc.ca.

Course: ASTU 201: Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Cultural Studies

An interdisciplinary introduction to the cultures of Canada and Japan, and the interrelations between them. Specific topics vary from year to year but will include themes such as constructing the past; nationalism; self-perceptions; cross-cultural perceptions; multiculturalism in Canada and Japan; images in architecture, film and literature; mythologies.

Course: ASTU 202: Canada, Japan and the Pacific: Political, Economic and Geographical Perspectives

An interdisciplinary introduction to political, economic and geographical interactions between Japan and Canada, the links between these countries and other Pacific Rim nations, and the historical origins of these connections. Specific topics will vary from year to year, but will include themes such as economic integration in the Pacific region; the role of resource economies such as Canada's; security relations in the Pacific; the role of Japanese investment in the Asia-Pacific region.

Required qualifications:

- High level of fluency in the language/subject to be taught
-  Ability to prepare teaching materials
-  Applicants should be pursuing research into some aspect of Canada and have an interest in Japanese culture

Hours: 12 hours per week

Period of Employment:
Term 2:      January 1- April 30, 2019

General nature of the duties:
Preparation of and instruction in the class, discussion periods, tutorial sessions, review sessions and lectures; 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 Connect; duplicating materials; ordering and obtaining AV equipment; demonstrating procedures or setting up demonstrations. Mandatory attendance at weekly lectures (Tuesday 3:30-5pm) or (Mon/Wed 3-4:30pm) and conducting discussion groups.

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

Application Procedure:

If you are interested and think that you qualify, please fill an application form at: https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/ta-form-2018-w/

The deadline for submission is December 19th 2018.

If selected you will be informed about the result of your application by the 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.

 


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE FIELD OF PREMODERN SINITIC POETRY

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Application closes on November 5, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Premodern Sinitic Poetry. Applicants with expertise in the history and practice of Sinitic Poetry anywhere in the sinographic sphere are welcome to apply. Applicants are expected to have native or near native proficiency in English and in Chinese, Japanese, or Korean.

 

The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach courses in: the history of premodern Chinese literature, especially poetry; premodern Chinese literature in translation; and Classical Chinese with English as the language of instruction. The ability to teach courses on other parts of the sinographic sphere would be an asset.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

 

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample (maximum 30 pages), two sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 5, 2018. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2019. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

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.

 


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE FIELD OF MODERN CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE

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Application closes on November 5, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Chinese Popular Culture. Preference will be given to candidates with research and teaching expertise in contemporary visual and digital media culture, cinema, literature, and/or music, as well as a geographic purview that includes mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the broader Sinophone world. Applicants are expected to have native or near native proficiency in both Chinese and English.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence or strong potential in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

 

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample (maximum 30 pages), two sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 5, 2018. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2019.  All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.

 

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.

 This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 


ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN THE FIELD OF MODERN JAPANESE POPULAR CULTURE

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Application closes on November 5, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Japanese Popular Culture. Expertise in visual narrative culture (manga, anime, games, film) and a relevant discipline such as media studies, critical theory, or cultural studies preferred. Applicants should demonstrate a strong engagement with popular culture theory, and are expected to have native or near native proficiency in both Japanese and English.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2019. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence or strong potential in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

 

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one writing sample (maximum 30 pages), two sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 5, 2018. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2019.  All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

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.


 

SESSIONAL LECTURER

INTERMEDIATE KOREAN

Please send application materials to Asia.Jobsearch[at]ubc.ca
Applications are due August 9, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) invites applications for a part-time Sessional Lecturer from September 1 2018 to April 30 2019 (2018 Winter Sessions Term 1 and Term 2) to teach:

Two sections of KORN 200 Intermediate Korean (sections 001 and 002, both terms)

For more details on courses please see:

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

A minimum of an MA in a related field and experience teaching Korean at a North American college/university level is required.

Applicants should include with their application:

  • curriculum vitae (detailing post-secondary teaching experience)
  • evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g.: sample teaching evaluations)
  • names and contact emails of three referees

Please send application materials (electronic copies – Word or PDF files only) to: Asia.Jobsearch@ubc.ca

The deadline for the receipt of application is August 9 2018.

This position is subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Lecturers.” The minimum salary for 2018W will be $6,915.00 per 3-credit course.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

SESSIONAL LECTURESHIPS (2018 WINTER)

CHINESE

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Application closes on July 23rd, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2018 Winter Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

CHIN 131 section 011 (3) Basic Chinese I: Part 1 (Non-Heritage)

CHIN 133 section 008 (3) Basic Chinese I: Part 2 (Non-Heritage)

CHIN 331 section 002 (3) Intermediate Chinese I: Part 1 (Non-Heritage)

CHIN 471 section 005 (3) Later Classical Chinese Poetry (Tang)

CHIN 473 section 005 (3) Later Classical Chinese Poetry (After Tang)

CHIN 484 section 001 (6) Intensive Modern Chinese Literature

For more details on courses please see: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=CHIN

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience in a related field at a North American college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/careers The deadline for the receipt of application is July 23rd, 2018.

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 $6,915 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


SESSIONAL LECTURESHIPS (2018 WINTER)

JAPANESE

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Application closes on July 23rd, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2018 Winter Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

JAPN 100 (3) Beginning Japanese 1A – 5 sections

JAPN 101 (3) Beginning Japanese 1B – 2 sections

For more details on courses please see:

https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main;jsessionid=R7+rjUayXIOiMqWG29GYYVzP?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=JAPN

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience in a related field at a North American college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-form-2018-winter-japn-sessional-lectureships/. The deadline for the receipt of application is July 23rd, 2018.

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 $6,915 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


GRANT TENURE-TRACK INSTRUCTOR POSITION IN THE UBC-RITSUMEIKAN PROGRAMS

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Application closes on June 25, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, at University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for a Grant Tenure-track Instructor position. The successful applicant will have duties divided equally between the Department of Asian Studies and the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, which is a partnership between UBC and Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, and was created in 1991 with the purpose of supporting the academic English learning of students from Ritsumeikan University. This Grant Tenure-track position is fully funded by the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, funds external to the University’s general operating budget. For more information on the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs please visit: http://rits.ubc.ca/. For more information about the Department of Asian Studies, please visit www.asia.ubc.ca.

The workload of the successful applicant will include teaching courses offered through the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs and the Department of Asian Studies. In addition, the position involves a significant educational leadership role that includes, among other things, academic planning, curriculum development, and innovation. Under the general supervision of the Asian Studies Department Head and the Academic Director of the UBC-Rits Programs, the Instructor will carry out educational leadership work to support the planning, staffing, coordination and delivery of courses in both programs. The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Teaching assignments for the UBC-Ritsumeikan program may include undergraduate courses on topics such as Canadian Studies, Asia-Pacific Studies, and Transpacific Culture (for course details visit: http://rits.ubc.ca/programs/courses/); and for Asian Studies may include undergraduate courses on Japanese Literature, Film, or other related topics.

Requirements include: Advanced proficiency in both English and Japanese; a PhD in Canadian History or Literature, Japanese Studies (any field), Transpacific Studies, or a related field; evidence of or demonstrated potential for excellent teaching ability at the post-secondary level in North America; and an interest in global citizenship. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience teaching international students, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and/or coordinating a large academic program, and who have strong collaborative skills and experience. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

As this is a grant tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure and promotion in subsequent years in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association for as long as the UBC-Ritsumeikan Program continues (it is now in its 27th year). For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/. For information about educational leadership at UBC, visit  https://ctlt.ubc.ca/programs/all-our-programs/teaching-and-educational-leadership/.

The application dossier should include a letter clearly indicating the position being sought and outlining potential contributions to the Asian Studies Department and the UBC-Ritsumeikan Programs, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation submitted by the same deadline. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-form-2018-grant-tenure-track-instructor-position-in-the-ubc-ritsumeikan-programs/.

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 June 25, 2018.  The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018.

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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

KHYENTSE FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW IN TIBETAN BUDDHIST STUDIES

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Application closes on June 15, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for the Khyentse Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tibetan Buddhist Studies. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including East Asian and South Asian history, religion, literary culture and thought. The interdisciplinary UBC Himalaya Program brings together faculty and students across campus with interests in the Himalayan region. Information about the Department of Asian Studies and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca; information about the UBC Himalaya Program is available at https://himalaya.arts.ubc.ca/.

This postdoctoral position is generously funded by the Khyentse Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing September 1, 2018, potentially renewable for a second year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Postdoctoral Fellow appointments, 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 teach two courses per year on topics related to Tibetan Buddhism: one undergraduate course, and either an additional undergraduate course or a graduate seminar. The Fellow will be expected to conduct research in Tibetan Buddhism, and such research may include Tibetan Buddhism’s connections to other Buddhist traditions and/or to other research themes in the Himalayan region (for example, but not limited to, art, medicine, social change). The Fellow is expected to work closely with faculty in both Asian Studies and the UBC Himalaya Program throughout the term of appointment.

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

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. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three signed, confidential letters of recommendation sent separately by the same deadline. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-form-2018-khyentse-foundation-postdoctoral-fellow-in-tibetan-buddhist-studies/.

The deadline for the receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is June 15, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.
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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.


 

SESSIONAL LECTURESHIPS (2018 WINTER)

ASIAN STUDIES

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Application closes on May 31, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2018 Winter Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

ASIA 250 (3) Introduction to Buddhism

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

ASIA 314 (3) Premodern Japan

ASIA 315 (3) Japan from Feudal to Modern State

ASIA 317 (3) The Rise of Korean Civilization

ASIA 344 (3) Topics in Japanese Cultural History I: Aristocrats and Warriors

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

ASIA 347 (3) Traditional Korean Literature in Translation

ASIA 348 (3) Great Literary Works of Classical India in Translation

ASIA 351 (3) Modern Chinese Fiction in Translation

ASIA 356 (3) Korean Cinema

ASIA 362 (3) Pre-Modern Japanese Fiction (in translation)

ASIA 375 (3) Global Chinese Cinemas

ASIA 386 (3) Chinese Grammar and Usage I

ASIA 396 (3) Chinese Grammar and Usage II

ASIA 402 (3) Language, Writing, and Linguistic Thought in the History of the Sinographic Cosmopolis

ASIA 475 (3) Documenting Punjabi Cinema

For more details on courses please see: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=ASIA A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience at college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-form-2018-winter-asia-sessional-lectureships/. The deadline for the receipt of application is May 31, 2018.

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 $6,779 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

CANTONESE

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Application closes on May 31, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2018 Winter Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

CNTO 311 (3) Basic Cantonese for Mandarin Speakers

CNTO 451 (3) Advanced Cantonese through Popular Culture

For more details on courses please see: http://www.calendar.ubc.ca/vancouver/courses.cfm?page=name&code=CNTO

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience in a related field at a North American college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-form-2018-winter-cnto-sessional-lectureships/. The deadline for the receipt of application is May 31, 2018.

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 $6,779 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

 

KOREAN

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Application closes on May 31, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2018 Winter Session to teach the following course:

KORN 102 section 004 (6) Basic Korean

For more details on courses please see: https://courses.students.ubc.ca/cs/main?pname=subjarea&tname=subjareas&req=1&dept=KORN.

A minimum of an MA in a related field and teaching experience at college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-form-2018-winter-korn-sessional-lectureships/. The deadline for the receipt of application is May 31, 2018.

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 $6,779 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


 

LECTURER IN CHINESE LANGUAGE, LITERATURE AND FILM

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Application closes on May 13, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for a Lecturer in Chinese Language, Literature and Film, commencing July 1, 2018.

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions 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, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.  The workload for this position includes teaching plus service. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate Chinese Language, Literature and Film courses.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

A PhD required but in exceptional circumstances, a Master’s degree in Chinese Literature, Chinese Cinema, or a related field and considerable teaching experience could be considered. The successful candidate is required to have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, and extensive teaching experience at the college/university level in North America.  Strong interest and experience in technology-based and/or content-based instruction and in curriculum development, and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs will be assets.  The successful candidates 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 fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information for three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-form-lecturer-in-chin-lang-lit-film/.  The deadline for receipt of application materials is May 13, 2018.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

For information about the Department, please visit asia.ubc.ca.


 

LECTURER IN CHINESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

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Application closes on April 30, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 5 Lecturer positions in Chinese Language and Literature, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions 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, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

We seek candidates with expertise in teaching classical and modern Chinese, as well as pre-modern and modern Chinese literature to both major/minors and other students. We seek exceptional teachers with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, creative approaches to teaching, and curriculum/program design. The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  Courses can include a combination of advanced content-based lecture courses on Chinese language and literature taught in Chinese, as well as Chinese literature taught in English.

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; a Master’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature or a closely related field (a Master’s Degree in Chinese Language and Literature Education is preferred); evidence of excellent teaching ability in courses at the post-secondary level in North America; a strong track record of full participation in team teaching and program affairs; commitment to teaching innovations in large classes and content courses; evidence of active student-engagement in teaching; experience in computer-assisted teaching, teaching online courses or developing online course material for literature courses; and evidence of keeping abreast with recent developments in the field and in the development of teaching materials. Individuals with the expertise to teach both pre-modern and modern Chinese literature or both classical and modern Chinese, as well as translation theory, English-to-Chinese translation, and Chinese-to-English translation are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching expertise in film studies, performing arts, or popular culture will also be assets for the positions. The successful candidates 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 fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different content courses (one literature course taught in Chinese and one content course taught in English preferred), lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the sample teaching videos, and other 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 online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/application-form-2018-lecturer-in-chinese-language-and-literature/.  The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

LECTURER IN JAPANESE LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

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Application closes on April 30, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 2 Lecturer positions in Japanese Language and Literature, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions 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, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.  The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  Courses may include a combination of Japanese language courses and either 1) literature courses taught in Japanese or 2) content courses on Japanese literature or culture taught in English. We seek candidates with expertise in teaching modern Japanese language, as well as modern Japanese literature or content courses related to Japan (taught in English) to both major/minors and other students. We seek exceptional teachers with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, and curriculum/program design.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful candidates must have native or near-native fluency in both English and Japanese; a Master’s degree in Japanese Language, Japanese Literature, Asian Studies (concentration: Japanese Studies), or a closely related field; evidence of excellent teaching ability in courses including Japanese language, Japanese literature in translation and Japanese Popular culture at the post-secondary level in North America; a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs; experience in computer-assisted teaching, teaching online courses or developing online course material for literature courses; evidence of training in and understanding of higher education theories, including community-based learning, student-centred learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development. Individuals with the expertise to teach modern Japanese literature, as well as translation theory, English-to-Japanese translation, and Japanese-to-English translation are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching expertise in film studies, performing arts, or popular culture will also be assets for the position. The successful candidates 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 fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different courses, one language course (taught in Japanese) and one content course (taught in English or Japanese), lesson plans for the classes shown in the videos, and other 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 online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/2018-lecturer-in-japanese-language-and-literature/. The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

LECTURER POSITIONS IN TEACHING JAPANESE AS A SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE WITH COURSE COORDINATION RESPONSIBILITIES

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Application closes on April 30, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 3 Lecturer positions in teaching Japanese as a second language with course coordination responsibilities, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions 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, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.  The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  The successful candidates will be expected to teach Japanese Language courses as well as coordinate the teaching of multiple-section courses. In cases where an extraordinary level of additional administrative or service responsibilities are assigned, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English; a Master’s degree in Teaching Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language; extensive experience in 1) teaching experience of both lower and higher level Japanese language courses at the college/university level in North America; 2) coordinating multiple sections; 3) developing course materials including online course materials; 4) supervising and/or training of new teachers or TAs; 5) organizing outside class language learning and cutlural activities; 6) administering student placement, and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Training and experience in computer-assisted learning, community-based learning, student-centred learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development; experience with teaching higher level topic-specific language courses, including business Japanese, Japanese Media, readings in modern Japanese literature, topics on Japanse language, culture and society is an asset. The successful candidates 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 fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different levels or two different streams of Japanese langauge courses, as well as the lesson plans for these classes, and other 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 online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/2018-lecturer-in-teaching-japanese-as-a-second-foreign-language-with-course-coordination/. The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

LECTURER IN TEACHING JAPANESE AS A SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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Application closes on April 30, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 7 Lecturer positions in teaching Japanese as a second/foreign language, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions 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, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.    The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  The successful candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate Japanese Language courses.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English; a Master’s degree in Teaching Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language, Japanese Language Education, Japanese Linguistics or related fields is preferred; extensive experience in teaching both lower and higher level Japanese language courses at the college/university level; evidence of excellent teaching ability; a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Training and experience in computer-assisted teaching, community-based learning, student-centred learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development; experience with teaching higher level topic-specific language courses, including business Japanese, Japanese media, readings in modern Japanese Literature, topics on Japanese language, culture and society is an asset. The successful candidates 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 fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different levels of Japanese langauge courses and two lesson plans for the classes in the video, and other 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 online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/2018-lecturer-in-teaching-japanese-as-a-second-foreign-language/.  The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

LECTURER IN TEACHING CHINESE AS A SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE

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Application closes on April 30, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 3 Lecturer positions in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions 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, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.  The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  The successful candidates will teach undergraduate Chinese Language courses for heritage and/or non-heritage learners.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language, Chinese Language Education, or Chinese Linguistics; extensive teaching experience at the North American college/university level for both lower and higher levels of language courses; evidence of training and a strong background in computer-assisted teaching; extensive experience with development of course materials and online course materials; experience with student placement; training and experience in community-based learning, student-centred learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development; a strong track record of full participation in team teaching and program affairs. Experience with teaching higher level topic-specific language courses, such as Business Chinese or Chinese Media, is an asset. The successful candidates 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 fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different levels or two different streams of Chinese langauge courses, lesson plans for each of the classes in the video, and other 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 online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/2018-lecturer-in-teaching-chinese-as-a-second-foreign-language/.  The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

LECTURER IN TEACHING CHINESE AS A SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE WITH COURSE COORDINATION RESPONSIBILITIES

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Application closes on April 30, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for up to 3 Lecturer positions in teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language with course coordination responsibilities, commencing September 1, 2018.

These are full-time positions for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions 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, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.  The workload for these positions includes teaching plus service.  The successful candidates will be expected to teach Chinese Language as well as coordinate the teaching of multiple-section courses. In cases where an extraordinary level of additional administrative or service responsibilities are assigned, a 3-credit teaching reduction may be granted.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions.

Successful applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language; extensive Chinese language teaching experience at the college/university level in North America, for both heritage and non-heritage streams; extensive experience with coordinating multiple sections; experience organizing the preparation of teaching and testing materials; experience with supervision and/or training of new teachers or TAs; experience organizing and teaching overseas programs; experience organizing cultural activities; experience with student placement; evidence of training and a strong background in computer-assisted teaching; training and experience in community-based learning, student-centred learning, task-based instruction, and curriculum development; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Experience with teaching higher level topic-specific language courses, such as Business Chinese or Chinese Media, is an asset. The successful candidates 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 fully participate in program affairs and service.

Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions are subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching videos for two different levels or two different streams of Chinese language courses, lesson plans for each of the lessons shown in the sample teaching videos, and other 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 online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/2018-lecturer-in-teaching-chinese-as-a-second-foreign-language-with-course-coordination/.  The deadline for receipt of application materials is April 30, 2018.

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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.


 

SHENG YEN EDUCATION FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN CHINESE BUDDHISM

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Application closes on March 15, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for the Sheng Yen Education Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese 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 Sheng Yen Education Foundation. It is a one-year position, commencing July 1, 2018, potentially renewable for an additional year subject to availability of funds, performance appraisal, and approval from the Department. Postdoctoral Fellow appointments, 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 Chinese Buddhism, and such research may include Chinese Buddhism’s connections to other Buddhist traditions in Japan, Korea and Vietnam. 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. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/sheng-yen-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018/. Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be submitted online by the referees at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/sheng-yen-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018-recommendation/.  The deadline for the receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is March 15, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.  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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply.


 

ASIAN STUDIES –SESSIONAL LECTURESHIPS (2018 Summer)

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Application closes on February 16, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers for the 2018 Summer Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

 

ASIA 250 (3) Introduction to Buddhism

ASIA 356 (3) Korean Cinema

 

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 and teaching experience at college/university level is required. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/sessional-lectureships-2018-s/.

The deadline for the receipt of application is February 16, 2018.

 

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 $6,779 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


 

ASIAN STUDIES –SESSIONAL LECTURESHIPS IN JAPANESE LANGUAGE (2018 Summer)

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Application closes on February 16, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for part-time sessional lecturers in Japanese Language for the 2018 Summer Session to teach one or more of the following courses:

 

Term 1 (May 14 – June 29, 2018)

JAPN 100 (3) Beginning Japanese IA

JAPN 101 (3) Beginning Japanese IB

 

Term 2 (July 3 – August 18, 2018)

JAPN 100 (3) Beginning Japanese IA

JAPN 101 (3) Beginning Japanese IB

 

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.

The application dossier should include a letter of interest, CV, and the names and addresses of three referees. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/apply-japn-sessional-2018-s/ The deadline for the receipt of application is February 16, 2018.

 

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 $6,779 per 3-credit course. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.


 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR WITHOUT REVIEW IN PERSIAN LITERARY CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION

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Application closes on February 28, 2018

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus), invites applications for an Assistant Professor without Review in the field of Persian Literary Culture and Civilization. The Assistant Professor without Review will have opportunities to interact with UBC colleagues on teaching and research and to contribute to a growing program in Persian Language and Literature and Persianate Civilization. The Department of Asian Studies has strengths in a number of areas, including South Asian history, religion and literary culture. Information about the Department and faculty research can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

The Assistant Professor without Review will be appointed for one year, beginning July 1, 2018, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years, subject to funding and performance review. Applicants must have a PhD in Persian Literature or a related subject, and be able to teach courses in Classical Persian Literature in English Translation, History of Persian(ate) Civilization, and/or Iranian Cinema. The successful candidate will teach 12 credits (four single-semester undergraduate courses or sections) per year, and thus a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required.  The successful candidate is expected to provide evidence of excellence in research, as demonstrated by published contributions or potential contributions to scholarship in their field.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The application dossier should include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (maximum 30 pages), and evidence of teaching effectiveness. All application materials should be submitted online at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/assistant-professor-persian-lit-apply/. Three confidential letters of recommendation are to be submitted directly by the referees at https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/assistant-professor-persian-lit-letter/. The deadline for the receipt of applications and letters of recommendation is February 28, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled.

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


 

TIANZHU CHARITABLE FOUNDATION POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN EAST ASIAN BUDDHISM

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Application closes on March 1, 2018

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, 2018, 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 March 1, 2018, however the position will remain open until filled. All applicants should submit their application materials to https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/tianzhu-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018/.  Letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to https://asia.air.arts.ubc.ca/tianzhu-postdoctoral-fellowship-2018-recommendation/.

 

This position is subject to final budgetary approval. 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, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.