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Chinese Instructor, Division of Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Arts

Job ID: 17360

Updated: January 22, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a 2-year limited term position in Chinese , at the rank of Instructor, effective July 1, 2019. The area of specialization is the teaching of Chinese language and/or culture.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach seven undergraduate courses in Chinese language, participate in curriculum/program and materials development, maintain currency in the scholarship of teaching at university level language programs, and participate in course coordination and student advising and mentoring. Service to the School and University is also expected.

The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree or a higher degree with a specialization in Chinese linguistics, Chinese culture, Chinese literature, second language acquisition, second language teaching or pedagogy, linguistics, teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language, Chinese language education, or a related field. Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching at the post-secondary level as well as native or near-native competence in Chinese and English are required. Teaching excellence can be demonstrated by presenting a record of relevant teaching experience at the post-secondary level, evidence of pedagogical innovation, experiences with developing undergraduate curricula and student supervision and mentorship. Expertise in language assessment and/or competence in other languages taught in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, would be a valuable asset. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate closely with colleagues in other language programs at the University of Calgary’s Language Research Centre ( ).

The Division of Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies is a research-intensive division within the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures with high standards in teaching, research, and community engagement. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the School, please visit .

Interested individuals are encouraged to submit an application online via the 'Apply Now' link. Please be aware that the application process allows for only four attachments. Your four application attachments should be organized to contain the following (which may require you to merge documents, such as publications)

  • Letter of interest
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research interests
  • Evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness

Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference to be submitted directly to the selection committee at:

Dr. Mark Conliffe
Director, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures
Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary

Questions regarding this opportunity should be forwarded by email to

All applications must be received by March 8, 2019 at which time the Academic Selection Committee will begin reviewing applications to select applicants to invite for on-site interviews.

In 2018, the University of Calgary was chosen as one of Canada’s best diversity employers. The University of Calgary believes that a respectful workplace, equal opportunity and building a diverse workforce contribute to the richness of the environment for teaching, learning and research, and provide staff, faculty, students and the public with a university that reflects the society it serves.

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Culture respects, appreciates and encourages diversity, and we encourage diverse applicants to apply for this position. A number of resources are available on campus to support diversity and inclusion on campus, including two daycares, the Q Centre, the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Protected Disclosure, the Native Centre, and the Women’s Resource Centre. For more information, please visit .

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary
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