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Probationary Position – Tenure-Track Appointment (Chinese Culture)

Department of French and Asian Studies

Huron is unique to post-secondary institutions in Canada. With the aim to redefine Liberal Arts education, Huron is creating a university experience unlike any other that prioritizes ethical leadership and community engagement, as much as the pursuit of academic achievement.

As the founding institution of Western University, since 1863, Huron has remained strategically small to best serve the needs of its students. We provide an elite, yet accessible, education, because every student with the passion and work ethic to positively change our world deserves to access the knowledge to understand it and the skills to shape it. Huron’s mission is to develop Leaders with Heart from all backgrounds and foster a vibrant and inclusive community and prepare students to be engaged citizens who transform the sectors they work within. Our commitment to providing the best possible Liberal Arts education means students have many unique opportunities to enrich their learning experiences.

SUMMARY

The Department of French and Asian Studies at Huron University College invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant professor, commencing July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful applicant is expected to teach or design an advanced-level Chinese language course for professional purposes, as well as courses in modern and contemporary Chinese culture. Experience and interest in developing experiential learning opportunities for the Chinese program would be an asset.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates for the position will have obtained a relevant PhD by the starting date, an excellent command of both English and Chinese languages, and a clear and verifiable record of success in teaching in both languages at the undergraduate level to a diverse student body. They are also expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in enhancing the academic strength of the department and college.

To apply, please send (by email) a letter of application, including a summary of their teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and a pedagogical dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of successful teaching, and three sample course plans), and contact information for three references to: Dr. Yan Lu, Coordinator, Chinese Program, Department of French and Asian Studies, Huron University College E: ylu669@uwo.ca W: huronatwestern.ca

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:59pm.

Huron values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, especially those from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas.

We thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted.  Should you require accommodation in making an application please contact Huron by phone at 519-438-7224 or at huronhr@huron.uwo.ca.