Language Partners

 

Rank/Title:  ..... Adjunct Professor
Department/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Location: UBC Point Grey Campus, Vancouver BC

 

Position Description

The Himalaya Program at the University of British Columbia is accepting applications for a 3-month adjunct position in conversational Tibetan language instruction, commencing April 15, 2016. This position may be renewed on an annual basis, subject to student enrollment, available budget, excellent performance in teaching and in accordance with UBC policies and procedures. The successful candidate will teach a one-credit course in basic conversational Tibetan language, to be scheduled between April-June 2016. As part of his or her service duties, the successful candidate will be expected to assist the Coordinator of the Himalaya Language Partner Program in program administration and curricular development, and review student work outside of class hours.

Applicants are required to have native fluency in Tibetan and preference will be given to those candidates who hold a degree in Tibetan studies, language education or pedagogy, or other related fields. Successful applicants are expected to have experience of teaching Tibetan to non-native speakers, preferably at the college/university level. Interest and/or experience in new web-based learning technologies for the teaching of less-commonly taught languages will be an advantage, and a demonstrated commitment to teamwork, collaboration and innovation is essential.

 

Description of Department/School

The UBC Himalaya Program draws upon faculty expertise, student engagement, and community partnerships to develop an interdisciplinary hub for sharing knowledge about the Himalayan region, including Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Tibetan cultural zones that traverse all of these countries. The UBC Himalaya Program is supported by the Office of the Dean of Arts and the Institute of Asian Research.

Our initial projects include: developing a language partner program to create opportunities for learning Nepali and Tibetan, launching a speaker and event series; and creating an interdisciplinary network across UBC and the broader Vancouver community. For further information, visit our website at http://himalaya.arts.ubc.ca/

 

How to Apply

Anticipated Start Date: ........  The anticipated start date is 15 April 2016.
Deadline Date for Application: The closing date for receipt of application materials and reference letters is February 26, 2016. Review of applications will begin from the above date. Only complete applications will be considered.

Submission of accompanying documents:

The application dossier should include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a lesson plan for a basic-level language class and evidence of teaching effectiveness (letters from former students or teaching evaluations are acceptable).
Short-listed applicants should arrange to have two confidential letters of recommendation sent to the email address below by their referees.
Application directed to: All application materials should be submitted electronically to himalaya.arts@ubc.ca
Note: Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by members of the Himalaya Language Partner Program Steering Committee.

 

Required Statements

Equity Statement: ..... UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority. Applicants in this group are encouraged to self-identify.
Immigration Statement: Applicants must possess valid Canadian work permit or Permanent Resident/Citizenship status and be eligible to work in Canada.

 

Optional Statements

Targeted Employment Equity Groups:  ..... Preference will be given to candidates of Tibetan heritage.
Salary: $1,667 per credit with potential for renewal subject to funding.

Rank/Title:  ..... Adjunct Professor
Department/Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Location: UBC Point Grey Campus, Vancouver BC

 

Position Description

The Himalaya Program at the University of British Columbia is accepting applications for a 3-month adjunct position in conversational Nepali language instruction, commencing April 15, 2016. This position may be renewed on an annual basis, subject to student enrollment, available budget, excellent performance in teaching and in accordance with UBC policies and procedures. The successful candidate will teach a one-credit course in basic conversational Nepali language, to be scheduled between April-June 2016. As part of his or her service duties, the successful candidate will be expected to assist the Coordinator of the Himalaya Language Partner Program in program administration and curricular development, and review student work outside of class hours.

Applicants are required to have native fluency in Nepali and preference will be given to those candidates who hold a degree in Nepali studies, language education or pedagogy, or other related fields. Successful applicants are expected to have experience of teaching Nepali to non-native speakers, preferably at the college/university level. Interest and/or experience in new web-based learning technologies for the teaching of less-commonly taught languages will be an advantage, and a demonstrated commitment to teamwork, collaboration and innovation is essential.

 

Description of Department/School

The UBC Himalaya Program draws upon faculty expertise, student engagement, and community partnerships to develop an interdisciplinary hub for sharing knowledge about the Himalayan region, including Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and the Tibetan cultural zones that traverse all of these countries. The UBC Himalaya Program is supported by the Office of the Dean of Arts and the Institute of Asian Research.

Our initial projects include: developing a language partner program to create opportunities for learning Nepali and Tibetan, launching a speaker and event series; and creating an interdisciplinary network across UBC and the broader Vancouver community. For further information, visit our website at http://himalaya.arts.ubc.ca/

 

How to Apply

Anticipated Start Date: ........  The anticipated start date is 15 April 2016.
Deadline Date for Application: The closing date for receipt of application materials and reference letters is February 26, 2016. Review of applications will begin from the above date. Only complete applications will be considered.

Submission of accompanying documents:

The application dossier should include: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a lesson plan for a basic-level language class and evidence of teaching effectiveness (letters from former students or teaching evaluations are acceptable).
Short-listed applicants should arrange to have two confidential letters of recommendation sent to the email address below by their referees.
Application directed to: All application materials should be submitted electronically to himalaya.arts@ubc.ca
Note: Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by members of the Himalaya Language Partner Program Steering Committee.

 

Required Statements

Equity Statement: ..... UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority. Applicants in this group are encouraged to self-identify.
Immigration Statement: Applicants must possess valid Canadian work permit or Permanent Resident/Citizenship status and be eligible to work in Canada.

 

Optional Statements

Targeted Employment Equity Groups:  ..... Preference will be given to candidates of Nepali heritage.
Salary: $1,667 per credit with potential for renewal subject to funding.