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Part‑Time Academic Posting: Chinese Studies

Posted by Chinese Studies on March 27, 2015 in Job Postings

Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4R2
POSTING DATE: March 27, 2015
POSITION: Part-Time Academic
PAY RATE:  In accordance with CUPE Collective Agreement

To teach one section of CHIN 1031.03 Introduction to Mandarin Chinese Part I, in the academic year, fall term 2015-2016. The class is currently scheduled for MWF 9:30-10:30 am. The part-time academic will be responsible for all aspects of teaching and administering the class, including admission, lectures, test preparation, evaluation, and electronic submission of grades. Instructors are expected to maintain reliable and constant communication with the administration of the Department, to be available for two hours per week for consultation with students, and to have students fill out the evaluation questionnaire at the end of the course.
Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese and possess a graduate degree or other academic and/or professional qualifications deemed suitable for teaching the class. Previous teaching experience at the post-secondary level will be an asset. All applications should include a letter of application with a curriculum vitae and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants who have not taught at Dalhousie should also arrange to have two confidential letters of reference forwarded to the Department.
For each part-time academic the Chair will conduct an annual assessment of teaching performance, now required under the CUPE Collective Agreement. This assessment will be based on student ratings of instruction and may also include classroom observation, conducted either by the Chair or a representative from the Centre for Learning and Teaching with reasonable advance notice.

If you are interested in the above position, please apply in writing by the application deadline to:

Coordinator, Chinese Studies
c/o Department of Russian Studies
6135 University Avenue
P. O. Box 15000
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2
Tel.: 902-494-3473; Fax: 902-494-2719

All offers of employment as a part-time academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal peoples, people with a disability, racially visible persons and women.