Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in (1) Applied Language Sciences; (2) Bilingualism and Communication / Asian Languages and Linguistics / Area Studies; (3) Chinese Linguistics; (4) Chinese Language Education / Chinese Literature; (5) Translation and Interpreting


The Hong Kong Polytechnic University is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong.  It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees.  It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,300.  The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$7 billion (US$900 million) per year.


The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Humanities. One of the core missions of the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is to promote and develop studies of Chinese in multilingual contexts and studies of multilingualism in Chinese contexts.  It has built a reputation in Applied Chinese Language Studies, and seeks to extend its strength in areas like Bilingualism (including Translation and Interpreting), Intercultural Communication and East Asian Studies.  Another mission of the Department is to offer profession-oriented programmes that meet the career aspirations of young adults in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Greater China. It offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programmes in Bilingual Corporate Communication, Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Teaching, Speech Therapy, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, and Translating and Interpreting. It also offers a programme in Japanese Media and Communication, and courses in Korean/Japanese Business Communication at bachelor’s and master’s levels.  Within the Department, there is a Centre for Translation Studies, a PolyU-PekingU Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics, a Speech Therapy Unit, and a Chinese Language Centre which provides training in Chinese language and Putonghua for the whole University.  The Department has over 90 full-time academic and teaching staff members.  More information about the Department may be found at

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in (1) Applied Language Sciences; (2) Bilingualism and Communication / Asian Languages and Linguistics / Area Studies; (3) Chinese Linguistics; (4) Chinese Language Education / Chinese Literature; (5) Translation and Interpreting (several posts)

The appointees will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) assume an important role in curriculum design and development; (c) undertake academic research in his/her area of expertise, including but not limited to application for external research grants; (d) provide administrative support for academic development and departmental objectives, and play an active role in programme management; and (e) render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large.  Appointees at Professor level will be expected to provide academic leadership in his/her area of expertise.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Language Pathology and/or Speech Therapy for (1); Intercultural Communication, Bilingualism, Japanese Language Studies, Bilingual Media, Corporate Communication or a related field for (2); Chinese Philology, Syntax, Semantics, Sociolinguistics or Cantonese Linguistics for (3); Teaching Discipline-specific Chinese (e.g. Corporate Chinese, Legal Chinese, STEM Chinese), or Classical Chinese Novel/Drama/Poetry (for both native and international students) for (4); and Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting (involving Cantonese and/or Putonghua) for (5).  For (1) and (2), preference will be given to those who have fluency in Chinese (both written and spoken).

Applicants should also have (a) relevant post-qualification teaching and research experience and a proven record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements; (b) a high level of fluency in English; and (c) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and professional service.

Applicants for appointment at Assistant Professor level should normally have evidence-based research experience (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs). Experience of postdoctoral research positions will be a plus but not required.

Applicants for appointment at Professor and Associate Professor levels should have substantial years of relevant post-qualification experience and an excellent record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements.  Candidates with less experience will be considered for appointment at a lower level.

Remuneration and Conditions of Service

A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.


Please submit application form via email to; by fax at (852) 2764 3374; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.  If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process.  Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from  Recruitment will continue until the positions are filled.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at

One-year full-time adjunct instructor in Chinese Language and Literature (Charleston, South Carolina)

The Program of Asian Studies at the College of Charleston invites applications for a one-year full-time adjunct instructor in Chinese Language and Literature, starting August 16, 2017. The candidate must be able to teach Standard Mandarin at all undergraduate levels, as well as Introduction to Asian Studies. The position is benefits-eligible, the salary is competitive, and the teaching load is 4/4.

Minimum requirement is a Masters degree in Chinese or a related area with at least 18 graduate credits in Chinese language, literature, and culture. Native or near-native command of Standard Mandarin Chinese, English required. Prior teaching experience at the college level expected.

Located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina, the College of Charleston is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education.

Apply online at JOBS.COFC.EDU []. Submit: letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three reference providers who will submit letters of recommendation online. Official graduate transcripts will be required at a later stage and are required for hiring. Review of applications will begin May 15 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Lei Jin, search committee chair, at

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

Lecturer in Chinese (Iowa City, IA)

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The University of Iowa announces an opening for a full-time lecturer position in Chinese Language to begin in August 2017. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible re-appointment of up to two additional years, and the position will be renewable thereafter in three-year increments, pending collegiate approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include: teaching three classes per semester from lower to upper level language courses, supervising graduate teaching assistants, and assisting the Chinese program coordinator with program development.

Basic Qualifications: native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English; PhD or M.A. in Second Language Acquisition with focus on Chinese, Chinese Applied Linguistics, or related fields; extensive experience in teaching Chinese at the college/university level in North America.

Desirable qualifications: Experience in technology-based Chinese L2 instruction and courseware design, in curriculum development, and in leading summer study abroad program.

To apply, please visit and reference Requisition #70853. The application materials must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, samples of the most recent course evaluation by students, three letters of recommendation, and a videotape of a 50-minute Chinese class taught by the applicant. (Note: Please post the teaching videotape online and indicate URL in the letter of application and the curriculum vitae).

Deadline for application is April 15, 2017. Screening begins immediately, with interviews conducted by telephone or teleconference after April 15, 2017.

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division, and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

In 2016, the University of Iowa adopted a new policy governing the rights and responsibilities of Instructional Faculty, including the addition of promotion criteria and ranks. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is currently engaged in implementing the new policy. For more information about the UI Instructional Faculty policy:

Teaching Fellow in Chinese (Clinton, NY)

The East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a Teaching Fellow in Chinese position for the 2017-18 academic year.  The position can be renewed for one additional year, contingent on funding renewal and performance review.  A B.A. or M.A. in Chinese language pedagogy or related areas and experience teaching Chinese as a second language are required.  The teaching fellow will assist full-time faculty members in teaching Chinese language courses.  Primary work responsibilities will include individual sessions and grading.  The teaching fellow will receive a monthly stipend, room, board, health insurance, round-trip transportation to and from Hamilton College, and tuition benefits (if taking courses at Hamilton College).  To apply, submit a letter of application, C.V., transcript, and up to two letters of recommendation via Interfolio at  Please also upload a teaching demonstration video to any video sharing website and indicate the download/view link in the letter of application.  Questions may be addressed to Professor Zhuoyi Wang, East Asian Languages and Literatures Department, Hamilton College (  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates with complete application materials will be considered first.

Hamilton College ( is a residential liberal arts college located in the Mohawk Valley of upstate New York; for applicants with dual-career considerations, Hamilton participates in the regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium, which posts additional area employment opportunities at  Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.  Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits.  Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Lecturer I in Chinese language (Ann Arbor, Michigan)

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of Lecturer I in Chinese language beginning September 1, 2017. Responsibilities include instruction at any assigned levels and active involvement in teamwork and program affairs. Appointment level will be 100%. This is a renewable one-year appointment.

Applicants should have a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as the following: language pedagogy (in Chinese language preferred), second language acquisition, or linguistics. Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English is required; at least two years of experience teaching Chinese at the college/university level is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have solid Chinese linguistic knowledge and are familiar with contemporary second language teaching methodologies, instructional technologies, heritage/non-heritage teaching, and curriculum development.

Interested applicants must apply by completing the application located at You will be required to upload a letter of application, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current CV, the names and email addresses of three people who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation, and to provide a link to a 30-minute teaching demonstration video. You will also have the option to upload self-developed teaching materials and evidence of teaching excellence.

The deadline for applications is April 25, 2017 and review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Kening Li (

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Terms and conditions for this position are subject to the provisions of a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the University of Michigan and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization.


The Chinese Program at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.


One full-time position. The successful candidate will teach up to 12 credit hours/semester in Chinese language and must be willing to coordinate and participate in various activities to enhance the Chinese Program.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Master’s degree in Chinese linguistics, or Chinese literature, or Chinese language pedagogy, or second language acquisition, or a related field.
  2. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese Mandarin.
  3. Competency in spoken and written English.
  4. Five or more years of experience teaching Chinese to English-speakers at the North American college level.
  5. Experience as coordinator of a Chinese Program.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in supervising teaching assistants and participating in outreach activities.

Only online applications will be considered.  Interested candidates should submit via the link below a resume, and a cover letter outlining their research interests and the contact information for three people providing references to:

Candidates should arrange for three references letters to be sent to: or Prof. Michael Mikos, Department of Foreign Language & Literature, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, PO Box 413, Milwaukee, WI 53201

UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

Posting Date: 03/31/2017

Application Deadline: 05/13/2017

Lecturer in Chinese (University Park, PA)

The Department of Asian Studies at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a full-time lecturer in Chinese, starting August 2017. This position will offer benefits and may be renewable. Salary is competitive. Responsibilities include teaching all levels of Chinese and active participation in teamwork and programmatic development. Teaching load is six courses per year. Minimum requirements include a Master’s degree in Chinese linguistics, Chinese pedagogy or a related field; native or near-native command of both Chinese and English; experience in teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at the college level in the U.S.; evidence of effective and high quality teaching; and familiarity with current methods and technologies in foreign language teaching. Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter including teaching philosophy, CV, a sample syllabus, the names of three references, and a link to an online video of a thirty-minute Chinese language teaching.  Candidates may also send their teaching demos in DVD format to Sue Stewart, the Department of Asian Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 100 Old Botany Building, University Park, PA 16802. The Search Committee will interview finalists via Skype. Review of applications will begin April 14, 2017 but the search will continue until position is filled.  Apply online at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Lecturer in Chinese (3 years renewable contract) (Singapore)

Centre for Modern Languages,
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at NTU is inviting applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Chinese Language in the Centre for Modern Languages.

Lecturer in Chinese (3 years renewable contract)

We are seeking an experienced lecturer capable of teaching introductory to advanced Chinese to tertiary students. Knowledge in current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies is preferred. Candidates should have proven track-record in teaching, curriculum design, multimedia course materials development and knowledge of new technologies in language instruction. The position is offered on a three-year renewable contract basis.

Selection Criteria:

  • Postgraduate qualification in Second Language Acquisition, Chinese Linguistics
  • Native proficiency in written and spoken Chinese
  • Experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese preferably at tertiary level
  • Experience in developing Chinese language materials, including e-learning materials
  • Experience with multimedia and computer-based instructional technologies
  • Ability to coordinate large courses.
  • Good command of English

The School currently offers electives in 14 modern languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Russian, Singapore Sign Language, Spanish, Thai and Vietnamese) and there are plans to increase the number of languages offered in the Centre. The Centre places great importance on enhancing the intercultural knowledge and skills of the learners as well as their linguistic competence.

For further information about the current Modern Language Electives, please refer to the following website:

Emoluments and General Terms & Conditions of Service

Salary will be competitive and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package.

Application Procedure

To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment  ( and send your application package [consisting of a cover letter, personal particulars form, curriculum vitae (including records of innovative curriculum development and teaching experience), teaching statement, and the names and contact details of at least three referees] to:

Centre for Modern Languages,
Nanyang Technological University,
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
14 Nanyang Drive, #02-36
Singapore 637332
Fax: (65) 6795 4710

Closing date for applications: 28 April 2017. Only successful candidates will be notified.

Lecturer A (Philadelphia, PA)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania announces the availability of a full-time Lecturer in the Chinese Language Program for the academic year 2017-18. The appointment will be for one year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years based on satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean. Applicants for the position should possess at least a Master’s degree in Education or Humanities with a primary focus on Chinese language and culture, and pedagogy. They should have native or near-native competency in Mandarin and advanced level proficiency in English. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in teaching all levels of Chinese language at the university or college level in the U.S. Duties include teaching language classes (6 courses per academic year), attending meetings of the Chinese language program, and working with the Director of the language program and China faculty on materials development.
Candidates should apply online at Submit a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy. Also submit the names and contact information of two individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters.
The review of applications will begin immediately and the process will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Professor (PR123-3/16-17) (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong Baptist University


Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Professor (PR123-3/16-17)

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature seeks to appoint a tenure-track position of full Professor with the expertise in Chinese Studies or relevant disciplines, such as literature, culture, language, etc.  The appointee is expected to have the qualities and track records as an academic leader in teaching and research.  Other duties include: (a) teaching courses in Chinese Studies and relevant subjects; (b) supervising students in thesis writing; (c) preparing course syllabi; and (d) performing administrative duties assigned by the Head of Department.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Chinese Language, Chinese Literature, Chinese Culture, or a relevant discipline.  The appointee is expected to be a leading scholar in Chinese Studies or relevant disciplines with an exceptional track record of high-quality research and scholarly publications.

Applicants are required to specify how their qualifications match the above requirements in a cover letter and provide supporting documents in his/her application.

Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing September 2017.  Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate.

Those who have responded to the advertisement posted in January 2017 need not re-apply.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Application Procedure:

Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which should be sent to the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong or by E-mail to  Application forms can be obtained by downloading from  Please quote PR number on all correspondence.  Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications/creative works, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works and recent teaching evaluation results.  Applicants should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference to the Personnel Office direct.  All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at

The University reserves the right not to make an appointment for the post advertised, and the appointment will be made according to the terms and conditions then applicable at the time of offer.

Closing date: 13 April 2017

Upper School Mandarin Teacher – St. Luke’s School, an independent day school (New Canaan, CT)

2017-18 Job Opening: Upper School Mandarin Teacher
St. Luke’s School is a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12. Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, St. Luke’s attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and home to the Center For Leadership – where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a Design mindset, an Inclusive ethos, a Global perspective, and a Service orientation.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

Teach full-time course load of four or five Upper School Mandarin classes
Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching preferred)
Serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students
Assist with duties such as lunchroom supervision, study hall and chaperoning events
Continuously develop and nurture a thriving Mandarin program at St. Luke’s beyond language acquisition, including exchange programs, clubs, and curricular connections.

Key Skills and Qualities:

Inspiring, positive, flexible, collaborative teacher
Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Mandarin
Experience teaching at the high school level
Experience using technology creatively and working in a 1:1 teaching environment
Experience teaching in an independent school and/or teaching in online or blended environments
Passion for innovation and creative problem solving
Interest in and enthusiasm for leadership education as defined above

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references by email to Liz Perry, Head of Upper School, at and Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation,

St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.

No application will be accepted after 3/24/2017

Kindergarten Mandarin Immersion Teacher (San Francisco Bay Area)

Help create a new Mandarin immersion school based on current educational research and best practices!

West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is looking for kindergarten teachers bilingual in Mandarin and English to join the faculty of its new Mandarin immersion elementary school in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Positions are available for both regular and lead kindergarten teachers. The school is opening in August 2017 and will start with kindergarten and add an additional grade each year until grade 6.

WCCUSD is an innovative public school district located in Richmond, California near U.C. Berkeley, San Francisco, and Silicon Valley.

WCCUSD offers competitive salaries and benefits, and provides visa assistance for qualified applicants.

Apply online at:

Contact:  Director Eric Peterson, Ph.D. at (510) 812-1070, or WeChat: ericbpeterson

Mandarin Chinese Immersion Classroom Teachers (SW Portland, Oregon)

The Northwest Chinese Academy is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic Mandarin Chinese immersion teachers and assistants to join our community.

As a Mandarin Immersion Classroom Teacher you will work collaboratively within our school community of teachers, parents and a wonderful group of students.  You will implement a creative, multicultural curriculum providing instruction in both small group and whole class settings. We are looking for enthusiastic, creative and dynamic teachers who embrace student-centered education and are committed to providing a warm and nurturing environment for our students to learn.

Commitment to student-centered, multicultural education
Native level fluency in spoken Mandarin
Experience in teaching both reading and writing Mandarin using Simplified Chinese
Expertise of Chinese customs and culture
Knowledgeable of the content and nature of immersion programs
Ability to plan and implement creative, hands-on and engaging lessons
Ability to be a cooperative player on a highly collaborative educational team
Knowledgeable of effective techniques for classroom management
Knowledge of evaluation and assessment of student progress
Knowledgeable of effective use of technology in the classroom
Legal authorization to work in the U.S
Professional teaching experience in bilingual, Mandarin immersion or foreign language classroom preferred
Degree, teaching credentials or other relevant certifications from an accredited college or university in education/related field or relevant experience.
Must be available to attend Summer Teacher Training at the Northwest Chinese Academy

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter to

Target Language Coordinator/Language Support Teacher – Mandarin (Denver, CO)

International School of Denver is an independent school that teaches the curricula and fulfills the highest educational standards of the United States, China, France and Spain by offering early immersion bilingual international education, accredited by participating governments, in order to prepare its students to thrive in a diverse and competitive global society. The middle school is accredited as a prestigious International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. Staff and Faculty members are the cornerstone of our school. In addition to driving the school’s operations, they must also be living examples of the school’s values.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Align with the ISD Mission, Vision, Values and Beliefs and be a proactive advocate for the school.
Assist target language students in their language acquisition as needed, across all grades.
Participate fully in the annual ISD Teacher Reflection, Evaluation and Growth Process.
Actively seek opportunities for Professional Development (PD) in order to keep up to date with current best practice.
Attend all PD workshops and training as organized by the school to support the School Strategic Plan.
Be prepared to share best practice with colleagues through opportunities such as team or co-teaching, peer observations, modeling and assisting with PD workshops.

Support and Development:

Assess and respond to the day-to-day needs of the program– students and staff
Use Program Coordinator release time and other opportunities to have regular contact with all students across the program in order to be able to support staff and students in an academic role
Facilitate meetings associated with program concerns relating to student performance and liaise with the Student Support Team, as appropriate and necessary.
Be available to meet with and support the Homeroom/ Lead Teachers, including the possible need for parent follow up meetings.
Ensure relevant, consistent and effective communication to parents within the program regarding curriculum, learning and teaching.
Ensure all program members are involved in discussions pertaining to the program and a consensus reached by the majority as appropriate.
Establish and maintain a culture of peer coaching/mentoring and collaboration system with team members supporting colleagues in their professional growth.
Assist the Head of School in the recruitment of new faculty and in decisions regarding retention and renewal of contracts.
Establish clear support mechanisms for members of the team for induction and exit.
Over-see and support any substitute teachers assigned to the program
Liaise regularly with the Deputy Head/ Director of Learning and the Head of School to ensure effective and open communication.

Leadership and Management

Act as the point person/ program liaison with appropriate external contacts (e.g. national ministries and agencies for France, Spain or China)
Ensure that all regulations and procedures set by the external agencies concerning the program are adhered to properly
Prepare and submit documentation required for accreditation in conjunction with Head of School and relevant administrative Directors
Establish/maintain links with other international immersion schools in the region
As a Middle Leader, help manage school change from the program perspective and support team members as new initiatives are implemented according to the Annual Action Plan and the ISD Strategic Plan

Be a proactive member of the Learning Leadership Team (LLT) that acts as a sounding board for the Head of School and represent the team in school-wide discussion and decision-making.
Meet regularly with other program coordinators leaders to discuss relevant issues to promote consistency, continuity and progression within the school as appropriate.
Lead the Program Team in all matters, establishing team agreements with regards to meetings, scheduling, communication, portfolios, assessment, homework, parent communication, displays and resources as per ISD established guidelines
Coordinate team meetings ensuring effective communication channels are established.
Co-ordinate schedules and special events particular to the program
Coordinate the ordering of books, equipment and supplies from the approved budget.
Track all expenditure and ensure the team keeps within the budget.
Check all program classrooms are adequately and appropriately equipped and inventories are completed annually.
Ensure all program resources are up to date, stored and shared effectively.

Curriculum, Teaching and Learning

Liaise on a regular basis with the Deputy Head/ Director of Learning to ensure effective communication and effective joint planning sessions.
Disseminate information from the DH/DoL to the program team as necessary.
Support and develop teaching team members to ensure that there is a consistent approach to data-driven curriculum planning, delivery and assessment across the program.
Work in conjunction with the DH/ DoL to ensure that planners and unit work are completed, reviewed and filed.
Support and develop teaching team members to ensure differentiated approaches to learning and best pedagogical practices are in use effectively in all program classrooms in line with the agreed ISD Learning principles and ensure that regular and effective liaison takes place between all team members and Student Support specialists.
Supervise all team members using the ISD Teacher Reflection, Evaluation and Growth process and report all outcomes to the DH/ DoL and HoS.
Attend to any appropriate task as delegated by the Deputy Head/ Director of Learning and/ or Head of School

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Native use of the target language (French, Spanish or Mandarin)
Fluent in English with good verbal and written communication skills
Qualified teacher status with experience teaching the target language curriculum
Knowledge of curricula and methodology at ISD
Knowledge of and proficiency in age-appropriate teaching methods
Ability to demonstrate analytical and problem‐solving skills
Computer literacy (specifically in Microsoft Office/Outlook, Google and the Internet)
Ability to work well either alone or as part of a team, and provide direction to others when needed.
Ability to exercise sound judgment.

Minimum Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelors or Masters degree or equivalent in education with recognized teaching credentials.
Minimum of two years teaching experience of the subjects in Elementary or Middle School as appropriate
Must meet State of Colorado requirements.

Physical Demands:

Regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds
Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally be required to bend, stoop or kneel.

To apply, please visit ISDenver’s job application portal:

No phone calls please.

Part-Time Renewable Chinese Lecturer (Lexington, Virginia)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a part-time Chinese lecturer position to begin in late August, 2017. This position is annually renewable, if there is need. Responsibilities include teaching Chinese language at all levels. Qualifications: MA in Chinese, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, linguistics or related fields, native or near-native fluency in Chinese, strong English language skills (the finalist must complete a required English language proficiency interview via Skype) and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Review of application will begin March 24, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. All supporting materials should be submitted here and should include the following items: a cover letter (including a web-accessible link to a 20-minute video of your teaching demo), CV, and three letters of recommendation. Founded in 1749 and located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Washington and Lee offers a unique academic setting of arts and sciences, commerce and law, and is consistently ranked in the top tier of liberal arts colleges. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

Lead Teacher (Hong Kong)

Greetings from beautiful Hong Kong! We have been busy developing Dalton School Hong Kong, a dual language primary school, from the ground up and hope to welcome our first group of students in September 2017. We will be starting with just two or three sections of 1st grade–slow and steady!

We are currently seeking to hire two lead teachers–one English, early childhood and one Chinese bilingual early childhood–as founding members of the instructional team. As you can imagine, the success of the school will most certainly depend upon the strength of the teachers leading the work. The board recognizes this critical need and is willing to highly compensate strong and qualified teachers. By the way, Hong Kong is an amazing city in which to live and work!

Interested teachers can contact me directly at

Larry Leaven
Founding Principal

Chinese Language Arts Teacher (Washington, DC)

District of Columbia International School (DCI) is a public charter middle and high school in DC. We aim to provide our students with a world-class education that empowers them to follow their passions and change the world. DCI’s education centers on the:

International Baccalaureate curriculum framework;
Advanced language learning in Chinese, Spanish and French; and
A culture focused on student agency supported by 1:1 technology.

We currently serve 520 racially and economically diverse students in grades 6-9.  We will move to the Walter Reed campus in 2017 where we will grow into a 6-12 middle and high school and serve 1500 students.

While only in our third year DCI has become IB World School and has been rated Tier 1, the highest rating by our authorizer the Public Charter School Board.  We are dramatically increasing our staff in 2017-18 and look forward to receiving your application. Come join a great team building a great school!

DCI is hiring a full time Chinese Language Arts & Humanities Teacher. Please submit your cover letter and resume to You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls please.

Position Overview: This teaching position entails instructional and planning responsibilities for providing IB Chinese education to students at DCI during the school year. This content will be taught in Chinese.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in secondary education or this content area is preferred (Bachelor’s Degree is required). Able to meet HQT requirements under NCLB. Previous experience teaching in this content area is strongly preferred. Experience with 1:1 technology a plus.

Essential Attributes:
Deliver exceptional Chinese instruction, through immersion methods, to diverse learners
Plan curriculum using a deep understanding of, and integration with, the IB Chinese curriculum framework.
Advise students, including teach an advisory class using our advisory curriculum, and support other aspects of the school’s instructional program.
Ability to handle the intensity required to work in a high-performing charter school, and remain organized, responsible, and accountable.
Ability to proactively manage the classroom learning environment in accordance with the school’s discipline approach to maximize student engagement and learning.
Ability to accept and implement feedback received for real-time improvement.
Interest and desire to engage in the IB MYP and language immersion
Ability to do the professional development work needed to deliver instruction at a high level.
Collaborate with general and special educators, coordinators, and leadership
High degree of communication through a variety of mediums with parents and students
Embrace French, Spanish, and Chinese cultures by leading and participating in cultural activities for faculty and students
Ensure that our 1:1 Chromebooks program is implemented effectively for students by infusing technology into instruction
Other duties as assigned

DCI faculty and staff embrace the rigor and commitment necessary to build a shared culture and vision. We want you to join our team dedicated to social justice, environmental stewardship, diversity, internationalism, and interdisciplinary education as reflected in the International Baccalaureate curriculum framework. We expect that all of our students can achieve academically at the very highest levels. Our mission statement reflects our core values: DC International School inspires inquiring, engaged, knowledgeable and caring secondary students who are multi-lingual, culturally competent, and committed to proactively creating a socially just and sustainable world.

Faculty and Staff Development/Benefits:
DCI is committed to the principles of servant leadership and to providing faculty and staff with the resources and training they need to provide an excellent education experience for every student and family.
We have a benefits package that includes health and disability insurance and paid leave.
We offer teachers daily planning time, professional development, and reasonable class sizes.
Teachers and staff have the appropriate technology and support to do their work.

DC International School is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural and multilingual environment.

Chinese Teacher, Part-time, Immediate Opening (Danvers, MA)

St. John’s Prep, a Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School for young men in grades 6
through 12, seeks a part-time Chinese teacher to teach two sections of Chinese in our
High School program for the remainder of this academic year. We are particularly
interested in candidates with demonstrated effectiveness in teaching from a full
immersion approach that includes reading, writing, speaking, listening and culture,
using technology as a vehicle for learning gains. In addition to the primary classroom
responsibilities, the successful applicant will collaborate regularly with other Chinese
teachers to sustain and further develop an already strong program of language and


A bachelor’s degree is required and a master’s degree is preferred. Native or near
native fluency in Standard Mandarin and fluency in English are expected. Successful
applicants will also show demonstrated commitment to and proven experience in
dynamic and effective Chinese teaching to non-Chinese learners, including familiarity
with the use of Chinese teaching technologies. Citizenship, residency or work visa in
United States required.

For more information about our academic, spiritual and student life programs, please

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé, and academic
transcripts to Tracii Schaeublin, Director of Human Resources, at The position will remain open until filled.

Post-Doctoral Chinese Language Fellow at Earlham College (Richmond, Indiana)

Post-Doctoral Chinese Language Fellow at Earlham College

Position: Post-Doctoral Chinese Language
Department: Department of Languages and Literatures
Status: 2/3- time Faculty Position
Salary: Commensurate with experience, including a full-benefit package.

General Description:
Earlham College, a residential liberal arts college in Richmond, IN, invites applications for a one-year renewable position of Post-Doctoral Chinese Language Fellow in the Department of Languages and Literatures starting in the 2017-2018 academic year. The Language Fellow will teach language courses in both the Fall and Spring Semester, and will work to design and coordinate program-related extracurricular activities. This is a 2/3-time position with benefits.
Candidates with their Ph.D. in pedagogy of Chinese as a second language or other related fields and with proper working status in USA are encouraged to apply. Experience of teaching Chinese at the elementary and intermediate levels is essential.
To Apply:
To apply, please send a letter of application, CV, a teaching statement, an online link of teaching demo of 15-20 minutes, and three letters of reference to Ms. Marilyn Lea in Human Resources by email ( Please contact Dr. Susan Chen ( for questions regarding this position. Review of applications will begin by February 23rd and continues until the position is filled.

Earlham is an equal opportunity employer, and it is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.

Lecturer in Mandarin Chinese (Charlottesville, VA)

The Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Mandarin Chinese beginning fall 2017 with an anticipated start date of July 25, 2017.  The position is a one-year renewable appointment.

We seek a strong language instructor with experience teaching both non-heritage and heritage students at all levels.  Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, teaching experience, and a Master’s or higher degree in one of the following areas:  Chinese linguistics, literature, history, applied linguistics, second/foreign language acquisition or a related field.

Preference will be given to applicants with significant teaching experience at all levels of Chinese language at the university level in the United States.  Knowledge of current trends in language teaching methodologies and familiarity with effective uses of technologies in language instruction are highly desirable.  Responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, contributing to the development of the program on Grounds and abroad, and active involvement in program matters.

To apply, please submit a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (, search on Posting Number 0620320.  Applicants should electronically attach the following: cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, names and contact information for references, sample syllabus or syllabi and teaching evaluations.  Attach syllabi and teaching evaluations as Other 1 and Other 2.

Review of applications will begin March 9, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Ran Zhao
Chair, Search Committee

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Chinese Language Fellow (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Vassar College invites applications for Chinese Language Fellow (Intern) for the 2017-18 academic year (late August, 2017 through May, 2018). Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Applicants who have demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion are particularly encouraged to apply.

The Language Fellow, who must be a native speaker of Chinese, assists the Chinese faculty members in preparing teaching materials and conducting drill sessions for 12 hours a week. Language Fellows receive free room and board on Vassar’s campus in student housing for the academic year, a monthly stipend of $650 for 10 months, and health insurance coverage. They may also take up to two courses per semester free at Vassar. Language Fellows must have a B.A. and be fluent in English. To apply, please send a cover letter, vita, an audio recording introducing yourself in both Chinese and English, and at least one recommendation letter. Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled. Please send applications to Peipei Qiu, Chair, Department of Chinese and Japanese, Box 285, Vassar College, 124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604 or (preferably) via email to

Middle & Upper School Mandarin Teacher (Greens Farms, Connecticut)

Greens Farms Academy seeks a Middle & Upper School Mandarin teacher to begin in August 2017. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Mandarin, at least three years of teaching experience, a passion for working with high school students, and a commitment to fostering a diverse community. We value candidates with the ability to teach multiple levels. All language classes are taught exclusively in the target language, and the department is committed to project-based learning, technological integration, and communicative teaching.

Greens Farms Academy is a PreK-12 co-educational day school of 715 students in the Greens Farms section of Westport, CT. We are a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train. Please visit for more information.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and list of references (if available) addressed to Andrew Jones, Head of Upper School, to

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.
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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.

Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture (Middletown, PA)

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities invites applications for the full-time position of Lecturer in Chinese language and culture.  This academic appointment includes teaching introductory to intermediate Chinese language and Chinese culture (art, literature, and history).  The successful candidate may have an opportunity to teach embedded courses that include short-term travel to China.  Qualifications require an earned MA in related field and experience teaching at the post-secondary level preferred.  This is a one year appointment with excellent opportunity for reappointment.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a personal statement of teaching philosophy to, job number 68989.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Navigator High School Program Leader (Summer 2017) (Nanjing, China)

Are you looking for a tangible way to make a difference in the lives of High School students? Do you have a passion for supporting High School students in their pursuit of study abroad? Do you believe that studying abroad gives kids a sense of the common threads that connect us all, the things that make us, no matter our skin color or culture, human? If you enjoy facilitating international, intercultural, immersive experience for High School students we encourage you to apply for this position.

The Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is seeking Program Leaders committed to the process of education, cross-cultural learning and leadership development for our Global Navigator High School Summer programs in 2017. Program Leaders are experienced and dedicated teachers, advisors, counselors, coaches, and other leaders of high school students. These programs are three or four weeks in length and are currently offered at CIEE Study

Centers in twenty-one countries around the world for U.S. high school students in the 2017-2020 graduating classes.  The programs give curious and motivated high school students the opportunity to spend three to four weeks of the summer immersed in another culture, studying a world language, developing leadership skills, and diving deeper into a subject they are passionate about. Please visit the Global Navigator High School Summer website for more specific details for each program.

Session Dates:
•Session One-starting by June 10, 2017 and ending by July 9, 2017
•Session Two-starting by July 5, 2017 and ending by August 5, 2017

Primary Responsibilities of Program Leaders:
• Complete an online training course (20-30 hours) and a three-day in-person training session in the spring
• Travel with the students from the gateway airport to the program site at the start of the program
• Travel with the students from the program site back to the gateway airport at the end of the program
• Serve as the primary contact for the students during the program
• Coordinate with in-country staff to organize activities and excursions
• Assist participants outside program hours in the case of behavioral or medical issues
• Respond to participant needs in a timely manner and seek assistance immediately from CIEE in-country staff for challenges/situations outside the scope of your training
• Actively participate in and encourage student participation in all program activities and excursions
• Blog about program events, stories, and student progress 2-3 times every week during the program

Program-Specific Responsibilities:
Language & Culture -Nanjiing, China
• Evaluate students’ pre- and post-program language assessments to illustrate the development of their language skills
• Lead daily excursions Into the Community designed to encourage students to practice their new language skills with local people
• Become familiar with the language course curriculum in order to facilitate learning connections between course work, activities and excursions, and host family interactions
• Monitor students’ personal and intercultural growth through regular review of their reflective journals and self-assessments

Professional Development:
The Global Navigator Program Leader positions provide a unique opportunity for professional development. All Program Leaders will undergo training in intercultural communication and risk and safety management. Language & Culture Program Leaders will receive training on the CIEE world language curriculum and on facilitating language learning outside the classroom. They will return to the U.S. with new language teaching skills which they can bring back to their own classrooms. All Program Leaders will receive a certificate of completion which includes the hours spent in training before the program departs and hours spent on the program fulfilling Program Leader duties as assigned.

• $1,500 stipend for four-week Language & Culture programs
• Reimbursement of costs associated with online and in-person training
• First Aid/CPR training
• Travel costs (round-trip domestic flight, ground transportation, and food stipend while in transit)
• iNext International Travel and Health Insurance
• Costs associated with travel to/from the U.S. gateway city
• Accommodations at airport hotel in U.S. gateway city (if required), food stipend, round-trip domestic flight, one piece of checked luggage, ground transportation
• Round-trip economy international airfare between U.S. gateway city and host country
• In-country accommodations (hotel/hostel/dorm, shared apartment or home stay), stipend for food or meals provided, ground transportation, admission fees for all activities, and local cell phone. CIEE does not provide reimbursement for international data/calling plans on personal phones.
Note: Accommodations vary by program location.

• Language & Culture Program Leaders must be full-time world language teachers at the high school level
• Bachelor’s degree required, teaching certification is a plus
• Strong proficiency in the language of the host country
• Extensive knowledge of and experience in the host country
• Excellent interpersonal skills and intercultural communication skills
• Strong leadership skills and a desire to work with high school students
• Ability to set and maintain personal boundaries and follow through with disciplinary measures
• Passport valid through February 2018. CIEE will cover the cost of visas
where necessary but cannot reimburse passport fees.
• Authorization to work lawfully in the United States
• Due to Federal Regulations, a background check will be conducted as a condition of employment.

To apply please visit our website:*558D2EB311D45E97

Applications accepted until date: March 1, 2017