UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY - The Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorial position in Chinese, beginning July 1, 2005. This position is being created as part of the major commitment to second language learning in the province of Alberta. The successful candidate will have a PhD and native or near-native command of Chinese. The desired qualifications include expertise in the fields of second language acquisition, applied linguistics, second language pedagogy or other related fields. Knowledge of a second East Asian language will be considered a major asset.


Consideration of applications will begin on January 1, 2005, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, updated curriculum vitae, an example of scholarly publication (no more than twenty five pages), information concerning teaching effectiveness and transcripts relating to the candidate's graduate studies. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference or their placement dossier to be forwarded. All materials should be addressed to:  Dr. X. Jie (Jay) Yang, Head, Department of Germanic, Slavic and East Asian Studies, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2N 1N4.


In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.  The University of Calgary is committed to Employment Equity.