Job Opening: Chair, East Asian Studies, University of Alberta

job opening - 5Institution:  University of Alberta, Department of East Asian Studies
Location:     Alberta, Canada
Position:      Department Chair

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies, a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

University of Alberta
Faculty of Arts – Department of East Asian Studies

Chair, Department of East Asian Studies

Competition No.  –   A110228165
Closing Date  –   Mar 01, 2016

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of East Asian Studies, a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

Courses on East Asia have been offered regularly at the University of Alberta since 1961, making our program one of the oldest in Western Canada. Originally founded in 1981, the Department of East Asian Studies (http://www.eastasianstudies.ualberta.ca/) has twelve faculty members in East Asian literature, culture and linguistics and employs another twenty contract instructors in a typical year. The Department offers four-year language programs and related classes in each of Japanese, Chinese and Korean, and will be adding a new position in Indian studies in 2015-16. Approximately 2,500 undergraduate students enroll in the department’s classes each year, and the MA program has around 20 students.

The Chair is someone with a strong sense of collaborative leadership and a clear commitment to continuing to develop the Department’s standing within the University, within Canada, and internationally. The Chair is expected to participate actively in the Department’s teaching, research, and graduate supervision.

Candidates will hold a PhD with a specialization in the field of East Asian Studies or Asian Studies. Candidates should possess demonstrated academic leadership and a proven commitment to excellence in research and teaching. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate and maintain a strong research profile commensurate with employment in a research-intensive university and to have a strong record in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The appointment as Chair is an administrative appointment for a 5-year term, commencing July 1, 2017. In addition, the successful candidate will be appointed to a continuing academic position at the rank of Full Professor or Associate Professor.

The University of Alberta has earned a reputation as one of the leading universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research and service. The University of Alberta welcomes over 39,000 students in more than 400 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts (http://uofa.ualberta.ca/arts) is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada. The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in Canada, with a population of approximately one million (www.edmonton.ca).  Complementing a challenging and fulfilling professional career at the University of Alberta, Edmonton and Alberta present diverse cultural, recreational and social opportunities in an attractive economic context; see: www.ualberta.ca.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement: http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/en/MyEmployment/~/media/hrs/MyEmployment/Agreements/Academic/Faculty.pdf 

Apply by submitting the following:

  • cover letter and curriculum vitae
  • names and contact information for three referees (Attach under “References”)

In order to comply with Federal laws, the University is required to gather statistical information on how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens/permanent residents of Canada. When submitting your application, please indicate in your cover letter or resume your status by answering the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? Applications without this information will be deemed incomplete.  Please note that if you are not a Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Canada, you are not required to indicate your citizenship.

All applications can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Lise Gotell, Acting Dean.  Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Business Address:

Faculty of Arts
6-5 Humanities Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2E5

Interested applicants may apply to:

http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110228165/

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.    If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.

Contact:

All applications can be addressed to the attention of Dr. Lise Gotell, Acting Dean.  Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

Business Address:

Faculty of Arts
6-5 Humanities Centre
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2E5

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