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Sessional Instructors, Winter 2018 Session Courses, Division of Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies, School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures

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Job ID: 14002

Updated: October 23, 2017

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

The Division of Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies in the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures is inviting applications for sessional instructors to teach the following courses during the Winter 2018 Session:

  • CHIN 317.04 - The Rising Influence of Chinese Canadians
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30-13:45
  • CHIN 317.03 - Iconic China
    Tuesdays and Thursdays 14:00-15:15

Application Details: Qualified applicants interested in teaching any of these courses should submit a complete application: a cover letter addressed to Dr. X. Jie Yang, Chair of the Division of Chinese Studies and Japanese Studies (including a short description of topics you would cover in the course, and relevant teaching experience), a current curriculum vitae, a tentative outline of the course (outlines are available on the department’s website and can be used as models for your own), course syllabi (courses previously taught), and teaching evaluations, if available. Materials should be submitted electronically in .pdf format to the email address below. Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the email address below (if not already on file). At least one of the three letters must directly address the applicant’s teaching ability.

The School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, University of Calgary, invites applications for a sessional instructor position in Chinese cultural studies beginning winter 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand or a doctoral candidacy expected by August 2018, native or near-native proficiency in both Mandarin and English, and will teach two courses in English on Chinese culture. Active programmatic involvement and close collaboration with our faculty to advance the Chinese language, literature and culture program are also expected. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential.

Doctoral students are eligible to apply for sessional instructor positions only if they have been given permission by their supervisor.  Normally, doctoral students will only be permitted to teach if they have successfully passed their Candidacy Exam.  Student applicants should consider taking the Instructional Skills Workshop at the Teaching and Learning Centre.

The application package should be directed to

The application deadline is October 19, 2017.

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

For more information on the School of Languages, Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures and the University of Calgary, please visit our website.

The amount of remuneration is calculated according to the Collective Agreement, Schedule B.  Please see the Faculty Association’s website for further information regarding conditions of employment and remuneration. 

We thank you for your application.  Only successful applicants will be contacted. 

*All courses are subject to budgetary approval. An offer of a Term Certain Sessional Instructor appointment may be cancelled in whole or in part by the Governors prior to the commencement of the appointment term (23.10 in the Collective Agreement).

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. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

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