University of British Columbia, Asian Studies
Lecturer in Teaching Japanese as a Second/Foreign Language
|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 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.
|Secondary Categories:||Asian History / Studies