Sessional Lecturer - Intermediate Chinese

Toronto (City), Ontario (CA)
12 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Sessional Lecturer - CHI204H5S Intermediate Chinese II

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 3 Collective Agreement.

Course number and title:
CHI204H5S Intermediate Chinese II

Course description: As the second half of Intermediate Chinese, this course continues to develop students' language comprehension, expand their vocabulary and grammar, and improve their skills in listening, speaking, reading, writing and translation in Modern Standard Chinese (Mandarin) at the intermediate level. The course content is focused on functional topics.
Estimated course enrolment: 45
Estimated TA support: TBD
Class schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays 13-15:00 (Online synchronous)
Sessional dates of appointment: January 1, 2021-April 30, 2021
Sessional Lecturer I - $8489.67 inclusive of vacation pay (0.5 FCE)

Sessional Lecturer I Long Term - $8869.25 inclusive of vacation pay (0.5 FCE)

Sessional Lecturer II - $9085.58 inclusive of vacation pay (0.5 FCE)

Sessional Lecturer III - $9301.90 inclusive of vacation pay (0.5 FCE)

Please note that should rates stipulated in the collective agreement vary from rates stated in this posting, the rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.
Minimum qualifications: Applicants must have a completed a Ph.D. in East Asian Studies. Demonstrated demonstrated ability in the specific area of the course and experience with a intermediate level Chinese language course.
Preferred qualifications: 
Demonstrated excellence in teaching. Preference will be given to those with experience teaching a similar or on-line language course. 

Description of duties:
Preparation and delivery of course content (online synchronous); development, administration and marking of assignments, tests and exams; calculation and submission of grades; holding regular office hours; supervising TAs assigned to the course.
Application instructions:
Applicants should send a letter of application and CV to the attention of Professor Emmanuel Nikiema, Chair, Department of Language Studies: by e-mail to:

Deadline to apply is November 27, 2020. Late applications will not be accepted. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. 

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