Lecturer in Chinese (Teaching and Administration only) University of Canterbury, College of Arts The Department of Global, Cultural and Language Studies (GCLS) New Zealand

Lecturer in Chinese (Teaching and Administration only)

Job ID5519

University of Canterbury

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Overview
Lecturer in Chinese – (Teaching and Administration Only)

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

Candidates for this position will have an advanced qualification (MA required, PhD preferred), most likely in Chinese Studies. The University is committed to developing globally-aware graduates, and teaching which support students' ability to understand and interact effectively in contemporary Chinese culture will be particularly appropriate. Potential links with other academic units of the College, which cover a comprehensive range of offerings in the humanities, creative arts and social sciences, is desirable. The candidate will ideally have a proven record of successful teachingat tertiary level in an English-language environment; experience of course design and curriculum development is highly desirable. 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 especially 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.


POSITION DESCRIPTION: PD_-_Lecturer_in_Chinese_)T_A_only).pdf


For information about the range of benefits in joining UC please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus


The closing date for this position is: 30th January 2018

Applications for this position should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV)/résumé, contact detail of 3 referees and teaching evaluations. These should be combined into one document and submitted online (http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus/info_for_app.shtml ). Applicants should include in their cover letter/CV a statement clearly addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the Person Specification, summaries of evaluations of recent teaching, details of research activities and publications, and the names of three referees.

If you have any queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to (georgia.arthur@canterbury.ac.nz).

Further information about this role can be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Evgeny Pavlov, Head of Department for Global, Cultural and Language Studies (evgeny.pavlov@canterbury.ac.nz).

Internal candidates should apply via the Careers option in Employee Self-Service: https://ucpeople.canterbury.ac.nz

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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