[Opportunity] University of British Columbia: Lecturer in Chinese Thought (Application deadline: June 30, 2017)

The University of British Columbia is accepting applications for one 12-month lecturer position (1-year contract) in Chinese Thought, commencing September 1, 2017. This position may be renewed for a further year, subject to excellent performance in teaching and service, approval of the Department, and availability of funds. The successful candidate is expected to teach 24 credits of undergraduate ASIA-prefix courses over the 12-month period, including, but not limited to, sections of ASIA 382 (3 credits) Buddhism in China, ASIA 371 (3) Foundations of Chinese Thought, ASIA 371 (3) Development of Traditional Chinese Thought, and ASIA 332 (3) Confucianism in China and Beyond.

Applicants are required to have native or near-native fluency in English, advanced knowledge of Classical and modern Mandarin Chinese, a Ph.D. degree in Ancient Chinese History, Chinese Thought, Chinese Religion, Chinese Philosophy or a related field and teaching experience at the college/university level in North America.  Strong interest and experience in technology-based instruction and in curriculum development will be assets.  The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching and service. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send the application dossier, including an application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, sample course syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Applicants should also provide the names and contact information for three referees and arrange to have each of those referees send a confidential letter of recommendation. All application materials and reference letters should be submitted electronically to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

The deadline for receipt of application materials is June 30, 2017.

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


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