Assistant Professor/Instructor of Chinese Language (East Lansing, Michigan)

Michigan State University seeks to fill a one-year, full-time instructor or assistant professor in Chinese language teaching. This person will teach three courses per semester. The instructor will teach Chinese language courses at all levels and will be expected to participate in the activities related to the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages in the College of Arts & Letters. The position will include responsibility for coordinating and supervising teaching assistants. This 9-month Academic Year position will begin August 16, 2017 with the possibility of renewal.

We seek candidates with primary interests and experience in the teaching and learning of Chinese language. The successful candidate will bring innovative ideas and language program experience to a growing university-level Chinese language program. Familiarity with communicative language teaching is a must. Preference will be given to applicants with online and/or hybrid course teaching experience and an educational technology background. For the qualified applicant, there is the possibility of helping with the existing study abroad programs. Responsibilities include close collaboration in a supportive language community that is comprised of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement, world-renowned study abroad initiatives, and the Asian Studies Center. We welcome applicants who would especially benefit from collaborative opportunities in an interdisciplinary work environment. This is a fixed-term position with potential for renewal based on performance and availability of funding. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications.

The Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

Review of applications will begin February 20, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, Posting #4832.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, an updated CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information of three referees who will be sent an e-mail request for their letter of recommendation. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must provide documentation evidencing employment authorization in the United States.

For more information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Xiaoshi Li at, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-331 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.
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Michigan State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.  The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.  Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.