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Part-time Instructor of Chinese Literature

Chinese Department

Established in 1863, Huron University College is the founding college of Western University and offers liberal arts and theological programs. Huron is distinguished by its small classes and teaching excellence in a personal, supportive community. Huron is committed to providing its students with an engaging and inspiring educational experience that gives them a distinct advantage throughout their entire lives and challenges them to be leaders with heart.

The Chinese Program of the Department of French and Asian Studies invites applications to teach two 0.5 Chinese Lterature courses for the upcoming academic year (2020-2021): Chinese 3652F (Chinese Discourse on Women and Gender Relations), offered during the first semester; and Chinese 3653G (Women in Chinese Society: Images in Literature), offered during the second semester.

Calendar Descriptions of the Courses:

Chinese 3652F: The course offers a close reading of male and female writings on women's roles and gender relations in Chinese society. It examines the various normative principles that describe and impose boundaries on women's political and social practices. Taught in English.

Chinese 3653G: The course examines the roles of women in Chinese society reflected in literature. Texts of different genres and historical periods, with emphasis on the narrative forms of the imperial era, will be read to explore the changing images of the female paragon and the femme fatale. Taught in English.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chinese Literature; evidence of successful teaching of Chinese Literature courses at the university level; native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, curriculum vitæ, and the course evaluations of two Chinese Literature courses; contact information of two referees will be requested should applicants be invited to move beyond the preliminary selection stage:

Dr. Clare Gordon
Coordinator, Chinese Program
Department of French and Asian Studies
E: cgordon@uwo.ca

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, March 6, 2020. Applications will be reviewed as expediently as possible. For more information, visit our website at https://huronatwestern.ca

Huron University College 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 welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given hiring priority. 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 Human Resources at 519-438-7224, extension 703, or jhenry56@huron.uwo.ca.