Lecturer in Modern Chinese Literature and Cinema

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for the position of Lecturer in Modern Chinese Literature and Cinema, commencing July 1, 2023. 

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) annually, typically with a 3‐3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses or one intensive 6-credit course in one of the Summer sessions. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in modern Chinese literature, culture, and cinema, primarily in English (ASIA-prefix content-based courses), and in Chinese (CHIN-prefix advanced language courses) as needed. The workload for this position also includes service assignments.

This is a full-time position, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are non-tenure track appointments, 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.  

Requirements include: A PhD in Chinese Literature, Chinese Cinema, or a related field (ABD candidates must expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2023); full professional fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; extensive teaching experience in related fields at the college/university level in North America; and commitment to teamwork and service. Desireable qualifications include demonstrated interest and experience in technology-based instruction and curriculum development.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, active engagement in professional development and team-based curriculum design/development of teaching materials, perform instructional responsibilities in coordination with other instructors, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service. 

The application dossier should include: application letter; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; sample undergraduate course syllabi for one content-based (ASIA) course on modern Chinese literature, culture, or cinema and one advanced language (CHIN) course; evidence of teaching effectiveness; a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion; and the contact information for three confidential referees. 

Long-listed applicants will be asked to submit a link to one sample teaching video, uploaded to YouTube (or equivalent platform) as an unlisted video. Applicants should arrange three confidential letters of recommendation, to be be submitted upon request.

All application materials should be submitted online at http://asia.ubc.ca/department/careers. Inquiries may be sent to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca. 

The deadline for receipt of application materials is December 2nd, 2022, and the anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2023.

Other hiring information:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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 candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  

Given the uncertainty caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, applicants must be prepared to conduct interviews remotely if circumstances require. A successful applicant may be asked to consider an offer containing a deadline without having been able to make an in-person visit to campus if travel and other restrictions are still in place.

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

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