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York University Job Posting

Please see below for a teaching position in the Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at York Univesity, Toronto.

Position Rank: Full Time Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream)
Discipline/Field: Chinese Language, Literature and Culture
Home Faculty: Liberal Arts & Professional Studies
Home Department/Area/Division: Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications for a teaching stream tenure track position in Chinese Language, Literature and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom and at the level of programs. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
A PhD in Chinese with a substantial record of teaching experience in Chinese language and Chinese literature, and native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English are required. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence or clear potential for excellence in teaching university-level courses and have a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success. The successful candidate will demonstrate good judgment and a reflective approach to teaching innovation. A record of pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education, technology enhanced learning and community- based learning is preferred as is experience with curriculum development and universal design approaches to teaching and assessment. The successful candidate is also expected to provide evidence of service contributions or potential to contribute to service in administrative and committee work.
York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Maria João Dodman, Chair of the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics at
York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority.
Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at: Please select the “Affirmative Action ProgramSelf-Id Forms” tab under which forms pertaining to Work Status Declaration (citizenship) and AA can be found.
The deadline for receipt of completed applications is November 15, 2019. Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Maria João Dodman, Chair, Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics, S576 Ross, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3. Email: – (Subject line: “Teaching Stream Assistant Professor Position in Chinese”). Referees should provide strong letters of reference and be advised to address the candidate’s qualifications and experience in relation to the position.
Posting End Date: November 15, 2019.