Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Chinese

University of Canterbury, New Zealand - College of Arts - The Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies (GCLS)

  • Full time 37.5hrs (1 FTE)
  • Continuing (permanent)

The Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies (GCLS) is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor in Chinese. The successful candidate will have a strength in language pedagogy, and will be tasked with reviewing and revising the curriculum and delivery model for the Chinese programme to ensure that it is attractive and relevant to a range of students wanting to engage with modern China. UC currently hosts a branch of the Confucius Institute, and engagement between the CI and UC might also be relevant to these roles.

This role will also have input across the wider department, with regard to administration, leadership, and developing synergies in teaching and research interests (e.g. in history, culture, translation and/or language pedagogy). The appointee's principal duties will be the coordination and delivery of Chinese courses at a range of levels, the regular output of refereed research, and supervision and guidance of thesis writers. Other responsibilities will include pastoral care of students, administrative tasks, outreach, supervision of tutors, as well as leadership role in growing the programme in line with the College of Arts’ strategic direction.

Candidates for this position will have a Ph.D., most likely in Chinese Studies, with a strong research profile in a field related to Chinese history, culture translation, and/or language pedagogy. Successful candidates will have a proven record in academic publishing and will be expected to increase the research profile and research culture of the programme. The University is committed to developing globally-aware graduates, and research and teaching which support students' ability to understand and interact effectively in contemporary Chinese culture and language will be particularly appropriate. Potential links with other academic units and research centres of the College, which cover a comprehensive range of offerings in the humanities, creative arts and social sciences, is desirable. The candidate will have teaching experience at tertiary level. They must have native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English, and effective interpersonal skills. Knowledge of e-learning applications and the ability to integrate technology into teaching will be highly appropriate.

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of “People Prepared to Make a Difference”. You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

The closing date for this position is 30th January 2018

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, resume and any additional attachments combined into one document and submitted online. 

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