Aug 162017

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Chinese Language and Culture/Language Teaching and Learning

The Department of Language Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, invites applications for a teaching stream appointment in Chinese (Mandarin) Language and Culture, and Language Teaching and Learning at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream. The position start date is July 1st, 2018.

We seek candidates whose teaching and research expertise is in Chinese language and culture, as well as in Language Teaching and Learning/Second Language Pedagogy. By the start date of the appointment, the successful candidate must have completed a PhD in First or Second Language Education or (Applied) Linguistics with a focus on Chinese, or in Chinese Literature and Culture with a focus on language education. Candidates must have an extensive knowledge of recent advances in pedagogical theory as they apply to Chinese Language instruction, a solid teaching experience at the university level, as well as excellent teaching skills. Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogy will be illustrated through outstanding teaching evaluations, a demonstrated commitment to best pedagogical practices, strong letters of reference from referees endorsing excellent teaching, and the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, submitted as part of the application. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and a strong command of oral and written English are required.

The successful candidate will be involved in teaching at the undergraduate level, coordination and development of Chinese language courses, supervision of the Chinese Minor Program as well as the development of Chinese language curricular materials and teaching tools.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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Application Information: For further details and to apply online please visit To ensure consideration, applicants should submit all application materials in English online by October 2nd, 2017. Complete applications will include: 1) a curriculum vitae; 2) a cover letter which includes a description of future pedagogic plans; 3) a teaching dossier with a detailed statement outlining a teaching philosophy, a list of courses taught, course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a sample of a new course proposal intended for advanced undergraduates in Chinese language and/or culture; 4) one writing sample of no more than 30pp (writing sample in Chinese is acceptable); 5) three letters of reference that address teaching abilities, should be sent directly by the referee under separate cover by the October 2nd, 2017 deadline to Joanna Szewczyk at Please ensure the candidate’s name and “Chinese Search” are included in the subject line and that letters are on letterhead, signed, dated and scanned.

Submission guidelines can be found at: We strongly recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Please address any questions to Joanna Szewczyk, Assistant to the Chair, at with subject line: “Chinese Search- (your full name)”.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons/persons of color, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

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