University of British Columbia, Asian Studies
LECTURER IN PUNJABI LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||British Columbia, Canada|
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.
|Secondary Categories:||Asian History / Studies