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 http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1084. 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:http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html.) 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

FACULTY OF ARTS

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 recruit@hkbu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be obtained by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms.  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 http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

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 perrye@stlukesct.org. and Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation, atfoleyj@stlukesct.org.

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.

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: https://www.edjoin.org/Home/JobPosting/891316

Contact:  Director Eric Peterson, Ph.D. at (510) 812-1070,epeterson@wccusd.net 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.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
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 employment@nwchineseacademy.org.

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.

Education/Experience:

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:
http://www.isdenver.org/why-isd/employment

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 https://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/3261 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 lleaven@daltonschool.org.hk

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 resume@dcinternationalschool.org. 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
culture.

Qualifications

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
visit www.stjohnsprep.org.

Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé, and academic
transcripts to Tracii Schaeublin, Director of Human Resources, at
tschaeublin@stjohnsprep.org. 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.
Qualifications:
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 (leama@earlham.edu). Please contact Dr. Susan Chen (chensu@earlham.edu) 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 (https://jobs.virginia.edu), 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
434-243-8083
rz4e@virginia.edu

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 chineseandjapanese@vassar.edu.

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 www.gfacademy.org 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 languagejobs@gfacademy.org.

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, http://jobs.msu.edu 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 xli@msu.edu, 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 http://apptrkr.com/954935, 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.

Job URL: http://apptrkr.com/954935

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.

Compensation:
• $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.

Requirements
• 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:
https://rew22.ultipro.com/CIE1000/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*558D2EB311D45E97

Applications accepted until date: March 1, 2017

Research Assistant Professor (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong Baptist University

FACULTY OF ARTS

Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Research Assistant Professor (PR197/16-17)

The appointee should be an excellent and independent researcher, who is active in acquiring external research grants, and enthusiastic in teaching and supervising postgraduate students.  He/She is also expected to teach two courses per academic year.

Applicants should possess a doctoral degree in Chinese Studies, such as Language, Literature, Culture, or a relevant discipline.

Remuneration package includes retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme.

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.

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 recruit@hkbu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be obtained by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms.  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.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  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 http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

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: 4 February 2017

Professor (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong Baptist University

FACULTY OF ARTS

Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Professor (PR123-2/16-17)

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.

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

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.

Those who have responded to the advertisement posted in October 2016 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 recruit@hkbu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be obtained by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms.  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 http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

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: 4 February 2017

Assistant Professor (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong Baptist University

FACULTY OF ARTS

Department of Chinese Language and Literature and The Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology

Assistant Professor (PR198/16-17)

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature (CHI) and The Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology (JAS) jointly invite applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Chinese Culture.  The appointee is expected to: (a) teach courses in traditional Chinese Culture; (b) supervise students in thesis writing; (c) design, prepare, and revise course syllabi; and (d) perform administrative duties assigned by the Head of CHI and the Director of JAS.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Chinese Culture, or a relevant discipline, a high international standing in the field, plus an excellent track record of high-quality research and scholarly publications.

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

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.

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 recruit@hkbu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be obtained by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms.  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.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  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 http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

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: 4 February 2017

Kindergarten Mandarin Teacher (New York, NY)

Kindergarten Teacher – Bilingual (Mandarin/English)

This position requires at least 3 years of experience working with children in Kindergarten in a Montessori, PYP or international school environment.  You must have completed a Bachelors degree, preferably in a related field. Masters degree is highly desired.

We are a Mandarin immersion school, and so Mandarin fluency is required.

You will be responsible for working with your Co-Teacher in best practices with this age group, model those practices, and lead all parent communications.  You will work closely with the Head of School to evaluate student progress and support your teaching team.

You must be someone with exceptional communication skills and a nurturing, supportive approach.  Our goal is to guide and support parents through the rich and complex experience of the PYP, helping them learn what their children are capable of and how they can best support them in our program.

You will also work collaboratively with PYP colleagues to develop the school’s ethos and supportive relationships amongst students of all ages. You will be asked to actively utilize New York City as a resource for learning and to involve your students in sustainable community service projects and experiences.

One of the ways we achieve this is through electronic portfolios using an iPad.  We ask every teacher to embrace this technology and this assessment method, and we provide extensive support and training for doing so.

***Submit your application here: https://greenivyschools.gethired.com

We love demo lessons, they let us observe your teaching skills. Teaching portfolios, samples and demo lessons are welcome as part of your application!

Tenure-track assistant professor of Chinese (Oxford, MS)

The Department of Modern Languages [http://modernlanguages.olemiss.edu/] at the University of Mississippi seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of Chinese to begin August 2017 who will teach all levels of language. Candidates must demonstrate experience in teaching Chinese to American students and a serious research agenda. A PhD in Chinese or a related field by the time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese are required. Please visit [https://jobs.olemiss.edu/] to complete an application for this position and upload your cover letter, resume and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be made to Dr. Henrietta Yang, Chair of the Search Committee, at [hsyang@olemiss.edu]. The University of Mississippi is an EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/Title VI/Title IX /504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Lecturer in Chinese (Philadelphia, PA)

https://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1051
The Lauder Institute and the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invite applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer A in Chinese. The appointment carries with it three courses per semester and is expected to begin as early as August 2017. This appointment will be for one year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years based on satisfactory performance. This term position will be reviewed according to the requirements of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Minimum qualifications are an M.A. in linguistics, applied linguistics, and/or language and literature, Ph.D. preferable. Background and/or interest in business-related areas is also preferable. Applicants must have experience teaching Chinese in a university setting, ideally at the advanced and superior levels. Experience teaching Chinese to heritage speakers of Chinese is desirable. This position requires candidates to draw upon in-depth knowledge of the cultures, societies and business practices of the Chinese-speaking business world as well as the broader East Asia region, in order to develop course materials for language use for a graduate level Chinese Language and Culture course. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and an excellent command of English. Certification as an ACTFL/ILR tester and rater and familiarity with standards-based instruction are desirable, as are experience in a supervisory role, for example as a language coordinator. Candidates are to apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1050. Include a cover letter, CV, short description of teaching philosophy and methods, and names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mandarin Chinese Immersion Teacher K-6 (2017-2018) (Anchorage, Alaska)

Please apply directly to https://www.applitrack.com/anchorage/onlineapp/jobpostings/view.asp?category=World+Language

This position requires a valid Alaska certificate and is represented by the Anchorage Education Association (AEA) union. The number of work days is established and salary is based upon the AEA negotiated pay scale. Information on both can be found online at www.asdk12.org/contractadmin. Positions which are .50 to 1.0 FTE are in the Alaska Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS), positions which are .40 to .49 FTE are in the Alaska Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). Positions which are .39 FTE or less are not eligible for participation in either Alaska retirement system.

This position reports to and is evaluated by the site Principal. Elementary teachers create a flexible elementary grade program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth; establish effective rapport with students; motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for middle school education, in accordance with each student’s ability; and establishes good relationships with parents and with other staff

Job Requirements:
The following are required:
o Valid Alaska Initial, Professional, or Master teaching certificate.
o HQT (Highly Qualified Teacher) designation in the content area of Elementary Education. Successful candidate may need to obtain additional HQT designations depending upon future course assignments after this hiring process.
o Mandarin Chinese native language speaking ability (oral and written).
Essential Job Functions:
The responsibilities listed below are representative of the essential functions of this position. The successful candidate:
o Can describe their philosophy of education and demonstrate its relationship to their practice.
 Understands how students learn and develop, and applies that knowledge in their practice.
o Establishes and maintains standards of pupil behavior to achieve an effective learning atmosphere.
 Organizes class time to provide a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, work time and assessment.
 Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and–in harmony with the goals–establishes clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students.
o Teaches students with respect for their individual and cultural characteristics.
o Knows the teacher’s content area and how to teach it.
 Develops lesson plans and instructional material and provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of pupils.
 Translates lesson plans into developmentally appropriate learning experiences.
 Has the ability to use current technology to enhance instruction.
 Has the ability to use technology for record-keeping and research.
 Applies knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program.
o Facilitates, monitors, and assesses student learning.
 Evaluates pupils’ academic and social growth, keeps appropriate records and prepares progress reports.
 Identifies pupil needs and makes appropriate referrals and develops strategies for individual education plans.
o Creates and maintains a learning environment in which all students are actively engaged and contributing members.
 Provides individualized and small group instruction to adapt the curriculum to the needs of the student.
 Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
 Creates an environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, interest centers, and exhibits of student’s work.
 Supervises student environment, students, and volunteers.
o Works as a partner with parents, families, and the community.
 Communicates regularly with parents by means of newsletters, notes, phone calls, conferences, etc.
o Participates in and contributes to the teaching profession.

Physical /Mental Demands:
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.

The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.

Work Environment:
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.

Additional Job Information:
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) in this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.

Anchorage School District employees must possess the ability to read and write in English.  This also includes the ability to communicate in English with school staff, co-workers, and the public; as well as have the ability to comprehend and carry out oral and written directions and understand and follow English instructions and written documents.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check in addition to the background check conducted through the certification process with the Alaska State Department of Education and Early Development (DEED).

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY

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 1,200.  The total consolidated expenditure budget of the University is close to HK$6.6 billion (US$845 million) per year.

DEPARTMENT OF CHINESE AND BILINGUAL STUDIES

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 http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/.

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. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement.  For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/TC.htm.  Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application.

Application :

Please submit application form via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk; 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 http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php.  Recruitment will continue until the position are filled.  Details of the University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php.

EALC Chinese Language Lecturer Pool (Berkeley, CA)

EALC Chinese Language Lecturer Pool for Summer and Fall 2017, Spring 2018

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a pool of qualified lecturers to teach Chinese language should an opening arise. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies each teaching term, depending upon the needs of the Department, and in some teaching terms may be zero. The percentage of lecturer appointments will vary, depending on the number of sections taught, and duration of the course. The positions may be full-time or part-time. The positions may range from 8 % -100%.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): co-teaching several sections of elementary, intermediate and advanced Chinese, intensive summer courses; supervising graders, tutors, graduate student instructors; holding office hours, assigning grades, preparing course materials, maintaining a course website and compiling teaching materials and interacting with students via email and/or bCourses. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance.

Minimum Basic Qualifications (by the time of application):
M.A. or equivalent degree is required by the time of application in Teaching Chinese Language as a Foreign Language, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or equivalent degree.

Additional Qualifications (by start date):
Native or near-native fluency in Chinese. Experience in teaching Chinese language. Must be eligible to work in the United States. Good command of English by start state.

Preferred Qualifications (by start date):
Experience and ability to teach different levels of the language at the college level. Experience with computer-assisted instruction, online course, and language instructional software is highly desirable by start date.

Salary
Salary is commensurate with teaching experience. The starting minimum full-time equivalent salary is $52,099 in accordance with the current Unit 18 Lecturer salary scale and its provisions.

The Department is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching.

The University is committed to addressing the family needs of employees and has a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

To Apply: Visit http://apptrkr.com/928142

Applicants should submit a current C.V., a letter of application, summary of teaching experience, three letters of recommendation, and an internet link to a Teaching Demonstration.

The next review period if February 15, 2017 for all completed applications.

The posting will remain open until December 2017 to accommodate department needs. Appointment for summer and fall semester are usually reviewed in March and for spring semester in November. The pool will close on December 15, 2017; if you would like to remain in the pool after that time you will need to submit a new application.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e. dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html prior to submitting their letters.

The position will remain open until filled.

Please direct questions to: easearch@berkeley.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Chinese Language Instructor/Assistant Professor Position (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, with the likelihood of one course equivalent per year for hybrid/online curriculum development and maintenance. 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 also be responsible for placement test management. 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 development 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.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have at least a MA degree in an appropriate field.

Desired Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching in hybrid and/or on-line course environments.

Special Instructions to Applicant: Review of applications will begin January 5, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, http://jobs.msu.edu Posting #4532.

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 xli@msu.edu, 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.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU 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.

Language Instructor – Multiple Positions in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish (Monterey, CA)

JOB TITLE: Language Instructor – Multiple Positions in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish

DEPARTMENT: GSTILE-LPP, Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)

REPORTS TO: SILP Associate Director

DATES: 6/11/17 – 8/9/17

HOURS PER TWO-WEEK PERIOD: 55

HIRE IS CONTINGENT UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A POST OFFER BACKGROUND CHECK

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) provides beginning, intermediate level, and some advanced language instruction in an intensive format to approximately 125 undergraduate students, graduate students, and professionals for eight weeks every summer. Under the supervision of the Language Coordinator and the SILP Associate Director, Language Instructors deliver lessons using a communicative, content-based approach and contribute to the day-to-day operations of the program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Deliver four-and-a-half hours of language instruction per day, Mondaythrough Friday
• Attend pre-program training workshops
• Participate in student orientation and placement, including evaluating placement tests
• Collaborate with the Language Coordinator, fellow instructors, and tutors/activity guides to establish relevant co-curricular activities for students
• Help promote co-curricular activities
• Participate in at least one co-curricular activity per week
• In consultation with the Language Coordinator, prepare a comprehensive course syllabus including course description, course goals and objectives, and assessment guidelines for students, as well as required class material(s)
• Prepare daily lessons and provide instruction based on the principles of communicative language teaching, content-based instruction, and authentic materials use
• Work closely with tutors to assess student needs for support outside the classroom
• Provide peer support to other faculty members as necessary
• Keep track of student progress by regularly implementing appropriate formal and informal assessments
• Collaborate with Language Coordinator to develop midterm and final tests
• Keep Language Coordinator actively informed of student progress
• Attend weekly program faculty meetings

SKILLS/KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES:

• Excellent teaching and interpersonal communication skills
• Familiarity with communicative and content-based teaching practices and use of authentic materials
• Familiarity with ACTFL frameworks such as the Standards, the Proficiency Guidelines, and the Integrated Performance Assessment
• Proven dedication to excellence in language teaching
• Willingness and ability to become acquainted and comply with SILP processes and regulations as well as Institute policies

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

• M.A. or Ph.D. in language, language teaching, or related field
• 2+ years of previous language teaching experience in the target language
• Native or near-native language ability
• Previous experience teaching in intensive program strongly preferred
• Previous experience with content- and/or project-based instruction strongly preferred
• Previous experience with ACTFL frameworks strongly preferred

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/ENVIRONMENT:
The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey maintains a smoke-free/drug-free workplace.

TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION:
Complete the online application and submit 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV/resume, and 3) a lesson plan (two pages maximum) that reflects your language teaching philosophy. Candidates who are selected for interviews may also be asked to provide a video of their teaching.

To apply: http://apptrkr.com/916712

Substitute Elementary Teachers and Assistants (San Francisco, CA)

Presidio Knolls School (PKS) is seeking creative and energetic Substitute Teachers and Substitute Assistant Teachers for Mandarin Immersion Elementary School.

Presidio Knolls School was founded in 2008 with the vision of a progressive educational model combined with Mandarin immersion to create a vibrant, innovative school where children are deeply engaged in experiential learning while immersed in another language. Our mission is to educate and inspire our students to become creative, confident and engaged global citizens. Building one grade per year, we expect our vision of a world-class, preschool through eighth grade program to be realized by fall 2020. As of the 2016-2017 school year, we will serve approximately 300 students from 2.5 years old through fourth grade.

PKS takes great pride in its highly talented and dedicated teaching staff and its unique teaching environment, which is distinguished by:

* Hands-on, collaborative learning using progressive educational best practices in a Mandarin immersion educational environment;
Resource rich classrooms;
* Low student-to-teacher ratios;
* Large 1.5 acre campus, an urban oasis in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood;
* Focus on continuous improvement highlighted by robust professional development and career growth opportunities; and
* Passionate and supportive school community.

We are seeking Substitute Teachers and Assistants who:

* Have native level fluency in Mandarin Chinese, including reading and writing
* Hold a BA or BSc, preferably in education; teaching certificate preferred but not required
* At least 2 years of teaching experience with school-age children in the US
* Strong classroom management skills
* Are creative, patient, warm, reliable and conscientious
* Must be eligible to work in the United States immediately and be able to pass a criminal background check

As there are two teachers in every classroom, substitutes would work alongside an experienced classroom teacher.

Send resume and brief cover letter to:  employment@presidioknolls.org

Full-Time, One-Year Visiting Instructor or Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Literature (Chestertown, MD)

The Department of Modern Languages at Washington College invites applications for a Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Literature for the 2017-18 Academic Year. The candidate must be able to teach Standard Mandarin at all levels as well as additional classes pertaining to the candidate’s specialty and/or departmental needs. The position is benefits-eligible, and the teaching load is 2/3. In addition to teaching, the candidate will assist in some cultural events and other language and cultural outreach on campus.
The successful candidate must be native or near-native fluent in Standard Mandarin Chinese and must have an MA in a related field (PhD in hand or ABD preferred). The candidate should also have undergraduate teaching experience (preferably in the liberal arts).

Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of about 1,450 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research. It is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. For more information please consult the college’s website (http://www.washcoll.edu) and the department’s website (http://www.washcoll.edu/modern-languages).

To Apply:
Electronic copies of a statement of interest and curriculum vitae may be submitted to the attention of Dr. Cristina Casado, Search Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Washington College, through our Consensus portal (https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp). Three letters of recommendation will be required at a later stage. For assistance accessing our online applicant portal, contact Human Resources at employment@washcoll.edu. For other questions, please contact Dr. Casado.

Review of applications will begin on December 1st and will continue until the position is filled.
Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from women, minorities, disabled persons, and veterans.

Assistant Professor of Chinese (Bellingham, WA)

Western Washington University
Assistant Professor of Chinese

About the Position:  The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 2017. We seek a generalist in Chinese literature or culture. This position is interdisciplinary, with primary teaching responsibilities in Chinese language and literature, as well as general survey courses focused on East Asian civilization and/or culture.
Position Responsibilities:  Standard quarter-system teaching assignment (3-2-2); exemplary teaching; active program of scholarly activity; service to the Chinese section, to the Department, to the College and to the University through a range of activities.

Required Qualifications:
• PhD in Chinese literature, Chinese culture, East Asian Studies, or related field with significant emphasis in Chinese literature or culture by time of appointment
• Native or near native Chinese and English fluency
• Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching
• Ability to teach language at all levels of the curriculum and content courses in Chinese literature, culture, and East Asian civilization or culture
• Demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship and a dynamic research agenda
• Ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues

Application Instructions:  Application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic application System for Employment (EASE) athttp://www.wwu.edu/jobs. Candidates should upload  (1) a letter of application describing teaching philosophy and research plans, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) graduate school transcripts, and (4) a sampling of teaching evaluations.  Additionally, three letters of reference (at least one of the letters should address teaching effectiveness) must be sent via email to paqui.paredes@wwu.edu.
Closing Date Notes:  Review of applications begins December 5, 2016; position is open until filled.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. For inquiries: eoo@wwu.edu.

Assistant Instructor of Chinese (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Pittsburgh seeks one full-time, one-year contract (renewable) assistant instructor for the Chinese language program, for appointment beginning August 28, 2017, pending budgetary approval.  The successful candidate will possess native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English, hold an MA degree in Chinese language pedagogy, foreign language pedagogy, or a related field, and have at least one year experience teaching Chinese at the college level in a North American institution. Preference will be given to candidates who possess linguistic knowledge of the Chinese language, and who demonstrate familiarity with theories in second language acquisition and current practices in Chinese pedagogy in North American higher education settings. Duties include teaching both recitations and lectures of language courses, as well as working closely with the language coordinator to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Chinese language program.

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference (one letter should comment explicitly on the candidate’s teaching ability), a statement of teaching philosophy in both Chinese and English, representative samples of narrative and quantitative teaching evaluations, transcripts from the last university attended, and an unedited video of teaching beginning students (DVD or a URL of the video).

Candidates will submit their applications at the following web address
http://www.pittsource.com/postings/123947.  For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.

Priority Screening will be given to applications received on or beforeDecember 9, 2016.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.  EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Global Cities – Education Program Manager (New York, NY)

**To Apply: Please send your resume and cover letter tocareers@bloomberg.org with “Your Name – Education Program Manager” in the subject line.

The Education Program Manager (“Manager”) is a professional position involved in managing the daily activities of the global awareness internet-based educational program – “Global Scholars” operated through Global Cities, Inc. – A Program of Bloomberg Philanthropies (“Global Cities”), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established under the auspices of Bloomberg Philanthropies, and headquartered in New York City.  The Manager will be part of a professional team overseeing programmatic operations for the educational program.  In addition, the Manager will support evaluation activities regarding global awareness content and measurements of success in promoting global citizenship, curriculum content mastery, literacy, and technology skills.

The Manager will work with the Vice President of Global Cities and the other Education Program Managers in connection with the daily operation of the Global Scholars program in accordance with Global Cities’ Mission and Vision.  Global Scholars provides global awareness curricula to middle school students in participating schools/educational sites around the world through an internet-based platform.  The Manager will be based in Global Cities New York City headquarters, report to the Vice President, and work within a professional team of other Education Program Managers.

We are looking for candidates with fluent Mandarin language skills – both written and spoken.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Lead the development of original curricula, lesson plans, and materials for Global Scholars within the requisite time frames in advance of each semester; work with educational advisors and other experts to fine tune each curriculum in preparation for effective deployment to the sites
• Manage the registration of participating schools/educational sites worldwide as well as the necessary processes to ensure their effective ongoing connection to and participation in the Global Scholars Program; design and lead the recruitment efforts to promote new enrollments through contacts/meetings with educational administrators domestically and internationally as directed by the Vice President
• Work as part of a team with all the Global Cities staff to manage and maintain the required daily operating functions to support the Global Scholars program in an efficient manner
• As directed by the Vice President, establish and maintain good working relationships with the teachers for each of the sites through telephone/email correspondence, as well as in-person meetings as appropriate; support effective participation of the sites through ongoing communications, updates and outreach
• Provide training and technical expertise to participating teachers, including professional development meetings and other guidance
• Work with the Vice President, the other Education Program Managers and IT experts/vendors to assist in fine-tuning of the internet platform that houses the e-classroom and facilitates the Global Scholars curricula and contacts amongst the sites; oversee the maintenance of the platform to ensure it meets the requirements of the Program and that technical adjustments for sites can be accommodated when possible; assist in implementing improvements to the platform as needed as the Program evolves (no computer programming is required)
• Maintain the class lists, assignments, lesson plans, and other necessary data and information on the internet platform; monitor the content posted to the platform by the sites as appropriate
• Alongside the other Education Program Managers, evaluate the effectiveness of the Global Scholars curricula; specifically its effectiveness in supporting student achievement for mastery of global awareness content as well as literacy and technology skill sets
• Create correspondence, updates, evaluation/data reports, program/promotional materials, and other necessary presentations/information as required
• Contribute to the effective fiscal, administrative and recordkeeping management of the Global Scholars Program under Global Cities

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelors degree in education and teacher certification required, with a graduate degree preferred; international educational experience a plus
•  Mandarin language skill (fluent reading, writing, speaking) is required
• At least 5 years of relevant professional work experience as a secondary school classroom teacher, curriculum developer and/or education professional in a similar capacity is required
• Project management and professional development experience are helpful
• Proficient computer skills with some knowledge of up-to-date technological applications for educational purposes
• Exceptional written, social, and communications skills; experienced in conducting presentations and public speaking
• Expert ability to manage time, work autonomously, and handle multiple tasks on a virtual office platform while ensuring accountability and reporting to Vice President
• Keen appreciation for working in a start-up environment with a flat organization and in a team-based setting; the potential aspiration to grow with a new organization and be a part of its design; and the desire to think creatively and ‘out-of-the-box’ to plan and implement innovative educational programming
• Mature with good judgement and the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a small team
• Ability to travel to participating sites, meetings, and events, both domestically and internationally, as needed
• Ability to work globally with different countries and cultures, and across local, national, and international sectors with all constituencies
• Ability to start employment immediately

This is a full-time position based on-site in the New York City midtown headquarters of Global Cities.  It is anticipated that work hours will extend beyond the New York City time zone day given the organization’s international constituencies, and will need to be commensurate with work demands.  International travel will be required.

Global Cities VISION
To connect global cities through a practical international information-sharing network that provides meaningful forums for exchanging up-to-date best practices to address current issues impacting cities; and to develop global awareness among the next generation through cross-national interactive educational projects designed to enhance their ability to act as global citizens.

Global Cities MISSION
• To facilitate collaborative exchanges on innovative urban policies among high-level municipal decision-makers, business leaders, expert academics, and engaged citizens in global cities worldwide
• To provide access to best practices that improve municipal governance through a web-based knowledge platform
• To evaluate internet-based global awareness curricula for middle school students participating in the cross-national education program

Assistant Professor (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong Baptist University

FACULTY OF ARTS

Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Assistant Professor (PR302-3/15-16)

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor with the expertise in Chinese Philosophy or relevant disciplines, such as Buddhism, Taoism, intellectual history, etc.  The appointee is expected to (a) teach courses in traditional Chinese thoughts and culture; (b) supervise students in thesis writing; (c) design, prepare, and revise course syllabi; and (d) perform administrative duties assigned by the Head of Department.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Chinese Language and Literature or relevant disciplines, a high international standing in the field of Chinese Philosophy and an exceptional track record of high-quality research and scholarly publications.

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

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

Applicants who have responded to the advertisement posted earlier need not re-apply.

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

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 torecruit@hkbu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be obtained by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms.  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.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  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 http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

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: 19 November 2016

Professor (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong Baptist University

FACULTY OF ARTS

Department of Chinese Language and Literature

Professor (PR123/16-17)

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature invites applications for a tenure-track position of full Professor with the expertise in Chinese Linguistics or relevant disciplines, such as grammar, syntax, phonology, paleography, etc.  The appointee is expected to (a) teach courses in Chinese Linguistics and related subjects; (b) supervise students in thesis writing; (c) design, prepare, and revise course syllabi; and (d) perform administrative duties assigned by the Head of Department.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in Chinese Language and Literature or relevant disciplines, be a leading scholar in Chinese Linguistics or relevant fields with exceptional track record of high-quality research and scholarly publications.

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

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 or tenure (substantiation) thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.

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 torecruit@hkbu.edu.hk.  Application forms can be obtained by downloading from http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/applicationforms.  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.  Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful.  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 http://pers.hkbu.edu.hk/pics.

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: 19 November 2016

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Chinese (Rochester, MI)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Chinese

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chinese to begin August 15, 2017.

Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Chinese literature, translation, cultural studies, or a related field by August 15, 2017.  Applicants must be able to teach Chinese language courses at all levels.  Evidence of commitment to scholarship and strong teaching ability, including knowledge of instructional technology and foreign language pedagogy.  Experience teaching Chinese at North American universities or colleges desirable.  Applicants should have ability and interest in teaching Chinese Literature, Film, and Translation courses, as necessary.

Responsibilities include teaching Chinese language and culture, an active research agenda, active program involvement and close collaboration with the Chinese language faculty members to contribute to the advancement and overall effectiveness of a rigorous Chinese program.  Applicants must also demonstrate ability and/or genuine enthusiasm to coordinate an existing study abroad program.  University and department service are also required. Teaching load is competitive.

For first consideration, application packets should be submitted on line no later than Friday, November 4, 2016, and include the following materials:
• cover letter
• curriculum vitae with a list of references
• unofficial transcripts
• statement of teaching philosophy
(optional: syllabi, course materials, and course evaluations)
• writing sample
• three letters of recommendation (via Interfolio, sent to Dr. Melanie Chang, Search Committee Chair, chang23@oakland.edu)

Applications accepted at: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/8926

Initial interviews will be conducted at the 2017 MLA meeting in Philadelphia, PA, in January.

The position will remain open until filled.

“Oakland University is a preeminent metropolitan university that is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. We engage students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region.” (www.oakland.edu)

Mandarin Homeroom Teacher 2017-2018 (San Francisco, CA)

Presidio Knolls School (PKS), an innovative Mandarin immersion elementary school in San Francisco, is seeking exceptional Mandarin immersion teachers for our Elementary School. Each pair of teachers will work with a maximum of 22 students. We are recruiting globally and will sponsor H-1B visas for the right candidates.

SCHOOL OVERVIEW

Presidio Knolls School was founded in 2008 with the vision of a progressive educational model combined with Mandarin immersion to create a vibrant, innovative school where children are deeply engaged in experiential learning while immersed in another language. Our mission is to educate and inspire our students to become creative, confident and engaged global citizens. Building one grade per year, we expect our vision of a world-class, preschool through eighth grade program to be realized by fall 2020. As of the 2017-18 school year, we will serve approximately 340 students from 2.5 years through fifth grade.

PKS takes great pride in its highly talented and dedicated teaching staff and its unique teaching environment, which is distinguished by:

• Hands-on, collaborative learning using progressive educational best practices in a Mandarin immersion educational environment;
• Resource rich classrooms;
• Low student-to-teacher ratios;
• Large 1.5 acre campus, an urban oasis in San Francisco’s SOMA neighborhood;
• Focus on continuous improvement highlighted by robust professional development and career growth opportunities; and
• Passionate and supportive school community.

MANDARIN IMMERSION HOMEROOM TEACHER POSITIONS 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR GRADES K-5

PKS is seeking exceptional elementary homeroom teachers with native level fluency in mandarin and expertise in teaching simplified Chinese to help develop our thriving and vibrant elementary school program. We are looking for passionate, committed educators with experience in teaching self-contained classrooms, including math science and social studies within an inquiry based mandarin immersion context. We seek teachers who have an entrepreneurial spirit, employ modern instructional strategies in the classroom, and have aspirations to grow professionally with the long-term vision of the school. Teachers will assume a founding role and be responsible for Mandarin immersion curriculum development using research-based best practices. We are currently hiring teachers for Kindergarten-fifth grade for the 2017-18 school year.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

• Joy in working with children and assisting their progress
• Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching in respective grade level, preferably in an immersion program
• Bilingual and bi-literate in Mandarin Chinese and English with native Mandarin Chinese proficiency, including ability to teach simplified and pinyin writing systems.
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree desirable, CSET, CBEST, BCLAD or home country certification a plus: (http://www.ctc.ca.gov)
• Proven track record in achieving strong academic results using progressive educational best practices, specifically guided inquiry or project approach
• Contagious enthusiasm and charisma; the ability to engage and inspire students, parents and colleagues
• Creativity, excellent multitasking skills, and ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial start-up environment
• Outstanding verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
• Must have or be able to attain authorization to work in the US
• Must be able to pass a Live scan background check permitting employment in a school / childcare facility

EMPLOYMENT DETAILS

• Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience
• Comprehensive benefits
• H-1B visa sponsorship for international teachers

TO APPLY

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to employment@presidioknolls.org.

Presidio Knolls School offers equal opportunity to all, is non-discriminatory and encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply. Employment will be contingent upon successful completion of background check.

High School Mandarin Teacher (Chicago, IL)

A top-ranking, top-performing Chicago charter school network, UCSN operates 12 elementary schools, two high schools and one K-12 school, serving more than 8,000 students. We believe that all students deserve the opportunity to realize their highest potential. Increasing in diversity but rooted in Hispanic communities, our educational model is anchored by strong parent partnerships, structured learning environments, rigorous curriculum, and an individualized approach that develops and empowers our students. For us, academic success is not a hope; it is an expectation.

In this role, the person hired would be teaching Mandarin to high school students full-time.

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit:
https://platform.teachermatch.org/jobsboard.do?districtId=569404168&is_application_link=y

Chinese Language Lecturer (Princeton, NJ)

Princeton University

The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for Chinese language lecturer positions that may become available beginning September 2017. We seek candidates with backgrounds in disciplines such as Chinese linguistics, literature, history, or foreign language teaching. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching interest. All applicants must also submit a video of Chinese language teaching between 30 to 50 minutes long. The teaching demo is preferred to be accessible online with the link attached at the end of your resume. A writing sample is optional (e.g., a dissertation chapter). Reference letters will be requested after a telephone interview. Applicants must apply online athttp://jobs.princeton.edu.

Essential Qualifications
Requirements include native or near-native fluency in Chinese; teaching experience; and Ph.D., ABD, or M.A. in Chinese linguistics, literature, history or relevant discipline. The review of applications will begin in mid-October 2016. Preliminary interviews will be held at CLTA conferences in November 2016 in Boston.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Director, Middlebury summer Chinese Schools (Middlebury VERMONT)

Middlebury’s internationally renowned Chinese School seeks a visionary leader with tenure credentials, extensive language teaching experience, experience with communicative competency-based language instruction and assessment, and demonstrated administrative ability.

During the summer the Director is responsible for overseeing the instructional and co-curricular program on-site; during the academic year s/he evaluates and hires faculty, publicizes the program, recruits students, oversees the admissions process, and attends one on-campus winter meeting. As part of the terms of a negotiated contract, the successful candidate will spend all or part of the upcoming summer of 2017 at our Vermont campus as an instructor and observing the operation of the School, meeting with the outgoing director as well as the School faculty, staff and other directors, and planning for the following year. As director-designate, the candidate will in most cases teach. The three-year term director appointment will begin September 1, 2017.

In addition to the salary, lodging and a complete meal plan will be provided.  This position is for the summer 2017.

Qualifications

Applicants for this position should be faculty members with tenure or tenurable credentials in an established program. Candidates with extensive language teaching, administrative experience, and leadership ability will receive strongest consideration.
Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. Preliminary interviewing will take place at ACTFL (Boston, November 2016). Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect applications. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Dept. of Global Languages and Literatures, Assistant Professor, Chinese Language and Culture (Bridgewater, MA)

BRIDGEWATER STATE UNIVERSITY

The Department of Global Languages and Literatures at Bridgewater State University is committed to helping students develop an in-depth understanding of foreign languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and civilizations. The department prepares students to be engaged international citizens who enlist foreign language skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of careers and intellectual disciplines in an increasingly globalized world.

In addition to offering introductory level language courses in 10 different languages, the department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Spanish, a Spanish major with a concentration in Secondary Education, and a minor in Portuguese.

Bridgewater State University is a four-year comprehensive university in southeastern Massachusetts, serving over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students via opportunities for close student/faculty interaction and a commitment to social justice. Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients.
BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. BSU is primarily a teaching institution with ample opportunity for research (especially in collaboration with students).

We invite applications for the full time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor, Chinese Language and Literatures. The ideal candidate will be able to teach all levels of Chinese language courses as well as introductory level courses in Japanese. The candidate should be able to teach new offerings in Chinese literature, culture, and other areas of expertise, including writing and/or speaking intensive courses. The candidate is also expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in University service.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, advising and working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, work collaboratively, have evidence of on-going scholarly activity and engage students in faculty-student research as well as a commitment to public higher education.

Required Qualifications: PhD by time of appointment in East Asian Languages and Literatures or related field; native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; experience teaching Chinese and Japanese.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

Applications are accepted online.  Please visit our jobsite athttps://jobs.bridgew.edu for full position details and to submit an application.

Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) Chinese Language (New York)

Job Vacancy Notice

Job Title: Lecturer (Doctoral Schedule) Chinese Language
Job ID: 15193
Location: Hunter College
Regular/Temporary: Regular

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The Chinese Division of the Department of Classical and Oriental Studies of Hunter College, City University of New York, invites applications for a Certificate of Continuous Employment-track lecturer position in Chinese language and pedagogy to perform teaching and related faculty functions. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2017.

QUALIFICATIONS
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
Minimum requirements are a doctoral degree in second language acquisition, linguistics, applied linguistics, foreign language education, or instructional technology and at least three years experience of teaching Chinese on the college level. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English. Evidence of commitment to and achievement in dynamic and effective language teaching and pedagogy as well as program coordination is essential; expertise in the areas of computer-assisted instruction and instructional technology is a plus.

COMPENSATION
Commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience within the range for this title (currently $45,329-$55,864).
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY
Applications must be submitted on-line by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website (http://www.cuny.edu/employment.html) and following the CUNYfirst Job System Instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account. To search for this vacancy, click on Search Job Listings, select More Options To Search For CUNY Jobs and enter the Job Opening ID number. The required material, as stated on the CUNYfirst vacancy notice, for the application package must be uploaded as ONE file in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE
The search will remain open until the position is filled.

CUNY is an AA/EO/IRCA/ADA Employer

Long Term Middle School Chinese Teacher (Bethesda, Maryland)

Landon School, an independent day school for boys (grades 3–12) in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks a Long-Term Substitute to instruct Middle School students in the Mandarin Language.  The position begins onJanuary 2, 2017 and concludes on March 24, 2017.  The ideal candidate will be fluent in Mandarin, have experience working with adolescents, collaborate with colleagues, and be an active member of the school community.  The position entails teaching three classes (each at a different level) of Mandarin to students in grades 6-8 as well as assisting with coaching, advising, and other supervisory responsibilities.  A bachelor’s degree and an advanced command of Mandarin are required.  Please submit cover letter with resume by email to Hans Farnstrom at hans_farnstrom@landon.net (no telephone inquiries please).

Chinese Applied Linguistics Instructor (Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Chinese Applied Linguistics at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching as well as coordinating portions of the Chinese-language program, the largest of its kind in North America.

Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; a PhD in Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in Mandarin Chinese at the post-secondary level in North America and experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with experience in program coordination, and teaching innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners in fields like Chinese literature, Chinese performing arts, cinema, or popular culture are particularly encouraged to apply.  We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as community-based learning, flexible and/or online learning, and curriculum/program design.  Teaching expertise in Chinese translation studies or Taiwan studies will also be assets for the position. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will include mainly fourth-year level undergraduate CBI courses taught in Chinese.  The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Chinese Language Program Director, and will also be assigned a significant level of program coordination duties around higher level literature courses and other program affairs, for which a 6-credit teaching reduction will be granted.
As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Applicants should also prepare sample teaching videos (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), uploaded to youtube as private videos, with links sent as part of their application submission.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the same deadline to the email address below.

Other hiring information:
The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 14, 2016.  The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2017.

All application materials should be submitted electronically toasia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Chinese Applied Linguistics at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching as well as coordinating portions of the Chinese-language program, the largest of its kind in North America.

Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; a PhD in Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in Mandarin Chinese at the post-secondary level in North America and experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with experience in program coordination, and teaching innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners in fields like Chinese literature, Chinese performing arts, cinema, or popular culture are particularly encouraged to apply.  We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as community-based learning, flexible and/or online learning, and curriculum/program design.  Teaching expertise in Chinese translation studies or Taiwan studies will also be assets for the position. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year. Courses will include mainly fourth-year level undergraduate CBI courses taught in Chinese.  The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Chinese Language Program Director, and will also be assigned a significant level of program coordination duties around higher level literature courses and other program affairs, for which a 6-credit teaching reduction will be granted.
As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-relations/collective-agreements/appointment-faculty/.

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of one’s post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Applicants should also prepare sample teaching videos (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), uploaded to youtube as private videos, with links sent as part of their application submission.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the same deadline to the email address below.

Other hiring information:
The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 14, 2016.  The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2017.

All application materials should be submitted electronically toasia.jobsearch@ubc.ca.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

BYU Chinese Flagship Lead Instructor (Provo, Utah)

NOTE: All applicants to be considered must apply through BYU’s official job posting system at:

https://yjobs.byu.edu/

Applicants should NOT send resumes or CV’s directly to our email.

Experience:  Teaching experience at the college level, preferably at the advanced level. Teaching experience with computer-aided instruction and online resources. Will take a leadership role in working with advanced directed studies courses for Chinese Flagship students, independent study courses, and Chinese for special purposes.

Duties/Expectations: This position has a key role in the Chinese Flagship Program. The incumbent will teach advanced language courses in the Chinese Flagship Program and will be involved in departmental development activities. Will assist in training new Flagship faculty. Will hire, supervise and train Flagship graduate assistants, tutors and student instructors. Will be involved in interviewing and selecting students for program participation, assessing language proficiency and general requirements for . Will provide feedback about student progress and language proficiency of each participant.

Instructions to Applicants:  For more information about the Chinese Flagship Center, please visit our website athttp://chineseflagship.byu.edu/.

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

LECTURER IN MODERN CHINESE LANGUAGE (Chicago, Illinois)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago is accepting applications for a one-year (renewable) Lecturer appointment in modern Chinese language to start in calendar year 2017, with a preferred start date of July 1, 2017.

Responsibilities include teaching in a comprehensive program in Chinese-language studies at both beginning and advanced levels of the language. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and previous language teaching experience at the college level. An M.A. degree or equivalent is required. A Ph.D. in a related field is desirable, but not mandatory.

To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website,https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, select requisition #03090, and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, sample syllabi. Three letters of recommendation are also required.

Letters of recommendation should be uploaded by the recommenders to the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website. However, if this is not possible the Department can accept letters of recommendation from the recommenders as signed pdfs or from a portfolio service if they are emailed to ealc@uchicago.edu.

Upon request, applicants should be prepared to provide a video demonstrating their classroom teaching.

Application deadline: All materials must be received by Friday, November 28, 2016.

For information on the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, please go to https://ealc.uchicago.edu

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination athttp://www.uchicago.edu/about/non_discrimination_statement/. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or emailACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request.

Assistant Professor of Chinese (Clinton, NY)

The East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Hamilton College seeks applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Chinese, to begin July 1, 2017.  The candidate for the position must have a Ph.D. in Chinese Language Pedagogy, Linguistics, or Second Language Acquisition (a closely related field is preferred).  Experience in computer-assisted language teaching or on-line teaching is a plus.  A candidate with ABD will be considered but should have plans to complete the degree by July 1, 2017.  Experience in teaching college-level Chinese is essential.  The successful candidate will teach introductory to upper-level courses, develop basic language materials, and supervise language instruction in our nationally recognized Chinese program.  The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter.  Hamilton College also runs the internationally renowned Associated Colleges in China (ACC) program in Beijing (https://www.hamilton.edu/china).  The successful candidate will work with the Administrative Director of the ACC to ensure the continuing collaboration between the programs.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, at least two syllabi, a dissertation abstract, a statement on teaching philosophy, and arrange for submission of three confidential letters of recommendation to Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/36955.  We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations.  Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment.

Address questions to Professor Masaaki Kamiya of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department, Hamilton College (mkamiya@hamilton.edu).  Review of applications will begin onSeptember 24, 2016.

Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York.  Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listing at www.upstatenyherc.org, as well as additional information athttp://bit.ly/1tAtCaB (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners).  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.

Instructor in Mandarin Chinese (Durham, North Carolina)

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for a full-time Instructor in Mandarin Chinese language beginning fall 2017. The contract for the position is renewable on yearly basis based on a demonstration of academic rigor in teaching, curriculum innovation, professional development and service to the department. After six consecutive years the contract can be converted to a multi-year contract contingent upon satisfactory performance. Candidates should have an M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics, Chinese Studies, or a related field with native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English. PhDs and ABDs are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching undergraduates in North America and the ability to teach all levels of Chinese language courses are required. Adaptability with instructional technologies, experience with team-teaching, and demonstration of active participation in the professional field are highly desirable.

To be assured of consideration, submit an application by October 22thconsisting of: 1) a letter of application with a statement of teaching philosophy, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching portfolio including syllabi, a sample of teaching materials, student evaluations, 4) a 15-20 minute video of classroom teaching on a web-accessible hyper link (Please highlight the url in your application letter) 5) three letters of reference. The application materials should be sent to Chinese Search Committee at amesdept@duke.edu.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Assistant Professor of Chinese (Northfield, MN)

Tenure-track position in Chinese Language and Literature.

Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Chinese Language and Literature. The promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. Teaching duties are five courses per year on a trimester schedule, which normally includes four courses of language instruction at all levels and one course of literature in translation. PhD or its imminent completion is required. A successful applicant will be fluent in both Chinese and English; possess a broad knowledge of Chinese literature with a specialization in pre-modern or early modern literature and culture; and be committed to, trained in, and experienced at teaching Chinese language to undergraduates.  The appointment will begin September 1, 2017.

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities or activities.

Carleton College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides generous professional development support for both research and teaching. We are located 45 minutes away from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The following materials are required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three letters of reference (at least one of which can directly address the applicant’s language teaching); statements addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and interests and scholarly agenda; sample syllabi; and at least one scholarly writing sample in English. Applicants should indicate whether they will be attending the CLTA annual meeting in Boston in November. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 17. All application materials must be submitted at jobs.carleton.edu.

Lecturer in Chinese (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Chinese. This is a three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2017, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. This position includes full benefits.

Responsibilities include teaching three language sections per semester, developing innovative curricular materials for Chinese language instruction, advising students, and occasionally teaching during IAP (Independent Activities Period) in January.

Candidates must have:

• A minimum of an M.A. in Chinese language pedagogy, teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language, second language acquisition, applied linguistics, or instructional technology. Ph.D.s are encouraged to apply.
• Native or near-native spoken and written proficiency in Chinese and English.
• A minimum of three consecutive years of Chinese language teaching at the college or university level in North America.
• A strong record of effective teaching.
• Demonstrated interest and experience in language pedagogy, curriculum design and development of new instructional materials (print, audio, video or digital).
• A record of on-going professional engagement and development.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of materials development (print or digital), and three letters of recommendation.

All materials should be submitted no later than October 15, 2016, via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7625

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

Any questions should be directed to Global Studies and Languages:
GSL-search@mit.edu.

Drill Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Chinese (Cambridge, MA)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University anticipates one or more openings for a full-time Drill Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Chinese expected to begin August 1, 2017, and to extend through June 30, 2018.  Drill instructors assist course heads in Chinese language classes, assist in preparation of teaching materials, and teach individual drill sections.  Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese; a bachelor’s degree or higher; experience teaching Chinese at the college level to students whose native language is English; and computer literacy.  Candidates with experience teaching intensive summer programs in China for U.S. college students (such as Harvard Beijing Academy) preferred.  Candidates with a master’s degree and advanced fluency in English are also preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references (who will be invited to upload letters of recommendation) to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7070. In addition, a 20-minute teaching demo of the applicant should be submitted by URL through the ARIeS portal, or a DVD of the applicant teaching sent to the following address:

Chair, Drill Instructor Search Committee
Chinese Language Program
East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department
Harvard University
5 Bryant Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

All application materials should be submitted by November 6, 2016. Please note that references will only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a complete application has been submitted online.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Preceptor in Chinese (Cambridge, MA)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a full-time Preceptor in Chinese expected to begin July 1, 2017.  The successful applicant should be well versed on the issues of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, have experience in teaching all levels of Chinese, must have exemplary ability in comprehension and active use of modern standard Chinese, written and spoken, at native or near-native proficiency and must be able to teach all levels of modern Chinese.

Several years of experience teaching modern Chinese at the college level in the United States and specialization in Chinese pedagogy and second language acquisition is highly desirable.  An M.A. degree or higher in Chinese Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or a closely related field is preferred; experience in computer-assisted language teaching is a plus.  This will be a term appointment, with the duration of the term to be determined.  The appointment is renewable, based on performance and curricular need, for up to a total of eight years.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references (who will be invited to upload letters of recommendation) tohttp://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7059. Candidates should also send a 20-minute teaching demo by URL through the ARIeS portal, or send a DVD of the applicant teaching to:
Chair, Preceptor Search Committee
Chinese Language Program
East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department
Harvard University
5 Bryant Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

All application materials should be submitted no later than September 25th, 2016.   Please note that your references will not be invited to upload their references until you have submitted your complete application on-line.

Harvard University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Chinese Language Lecturer NYU Abu Dhabi

FACULTY POSITIONS
Chinese Language Lecturer
NYU Abu Dhabi
NYU Abu Dhabi is currently inviting applications for a full time, non-tenure track position at the rank of Lecturer of Chinese Language with a course load of 3/3 courses per academic year. This appointment will begin in late August 2017 (fall semester of 2017). The appointee will join a developing Chinese language program in an exciting linguistic and cultural context. Salaries are competitive with a generous benefits package that includes relocation, housing allowance, transportation allowance, medical insurance, educational subsidies for children and home leave travel. The appointment is for up to three years with the possibility of renewal.
An M.A. in the Chinese Language, Chinese Literature, Second Language Acquisition, or a related field is required. Candidates possessing a Ph.D. will be given preference. We seek candidates with a strong ability to teach Mandarin Chinese at all levels; a minimum of 4 years of experience of teaching college level Chinese independently; a proven record of teaching Chinese effectively to English speaking learners, especially to non-heritage learners; and familiarity with computer aided technology in teaching. Experience in developing course materials is also required. Good interpersonal skills to collaborate with colleagues and actively interact with students in a multicultural education setting are highly desirable.
To be considered, all applicants need to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a portfolio containing evidence of teaching effectiveness and if possible, two syllabi for courses at different levels, all in PDF format. For instructions and information on how to apply, please visit our website at http://nyuad.nyu.edu/en/about/careers/faculty-positions.html. If you have any questions, please email nyuad.chineselanguage@nyu.edu.
Review of applications will continue throughout the year until the position is filled. Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted and will be required to submit recommendation letters. Hiring for this position is subject to final budgetary approval.
About NYUAD:
New York University has established itself as a Global Network University. The network has three foundational degree-granting campuses: New York, Abu Dhabi, and Shanghai, complemented by a network of eleven research and study-away sites across five continents. Our students are drawn from around the world and surpass all traditional recruitment benchmarks, both US and global. Our goal is to develop a cohort of international students attuned to and educated for an inclusive global society. Students and Faculty will circulate within the global network in pursuit of common research interests and the promotion of cross-cultural and interdisciplinary solutions for problems both local and global.
Entering its seventh year, NYU Abu Dhabi has recruited a cohort of faculty who are at once distinguished in their research and teaching. NYU Abu Dhabi’s highly selective liberal arts enterprise is complimented by an institute for advanced research, sponsoring cutting-edge projects across the Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Sciences, and Engineering.
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Assistant Professor of Chinese (Kalamazoo, MI)

Kalamazoo College seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Chinese language, literature, and culture beginning late August 2017. Area and period of specialization is open. The successful candidate will join a growing East Asian Studies program, comprising specialists in Chinese language and literature, Asian history, Japanese language and literature, and Japanese language and sociolinguistics. Part of a cohort of four tenure-track searches in the languages division, this appointment provides a unique opportunity for collaboration across language disciplines. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience. Teaching expectation is six courses per year (2-2-2, in three terms), including four Chinese language courses, ranging from beginning to advanced, and two culture courses taught in English. The successful candidate will contribute to the depth and breadth of a growing East Asian Studies Program, as well as the College’s Shared Passages core curriculum.

Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) required, as well as native or near-native abilities in both Chinese and English. The successful candidate must demonstrate a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, a promise of scholarly excellence, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both inside and outside the classroom. Later in the process, candidates may be asked to provide a language teaching demonstration video and a writing sample.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The College sends some eighty percent of its graduates on study abroad for three, six, or nine months, including half a dozen per year to China. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit/Ann Arbor in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by October 1, 2016 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format at https://www.kzoo.edu/search/chinese/. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to ChineseSearch@kzoo.edu.  Questions may be directed to the same email.

Lecturer in Chinese Teaching and Learning (Auckland, New Zealand)

Applications are invited for a Lecturer level position in Chinese Language Teaching & Learning in the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics. This appointment is a three-year fixed term position, starting from 1 February 2017.

You will be expected to teach and coordinate undergraduate courses in Chinese as a Foreign Language from elementary to advanced levels and post-graduate courses in Chinese Teaching and Learning, supervise postgraduate students, mentor part-time tutors, and demonstrate strategic vision for the future of Chinese Language Teaching & Learning at the University of Auckland. You will also be expected to contribute actively to the research culture of the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics.

You will have a PhD in either Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language or Chinese Linguistics, though qualified candidates with general post-graduate training in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning or in Linguistics will also be considered. Experience teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language to tertiary students, preferably both at elementary and more advanced levels, is required, as is research expertise that shows a strong focus on either Chinese Teaching and Learning or Chinese Linguistics.

Information on the School of Cultures, Languages & Linguistics and the University of Auckland may be accessed through the web site of the Faculty of Arts: http://www.arts.auckland.ac.nz.

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s world-ranked university. It is the only New Zealand university ranked among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities. It ranks in the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings, and is the highest ranked New Zealand university in the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities. It is committed to values of diversity. Women, Maori and Pasifika applicants are encouraged to apply.

The University of Auckland’s main City Campus is located in the heart of Auckland, which is ranked third out of 223 world cities for quality of living in the 2016 Mercer Quality of Living Survey.

The University enjoys a strong record of supporting research through funding, grants, and conference support.

Enquiries of an academic nature should be addressed to Professor Gary Barkhuizen, Chair of the Recruitment and Selection Committee, telephone +64 9 923 8197, email: g.barkhuizen@auckland.ac.nz in English. All other enquiries should be directed torecruitment@auckland.ac.nz, also in English.

Shortlisted applicants will be required to submit a sample teaching video and accompanying teaching plan.

Applications close 19 August 2016.

For further information go to www.auckland.ac.nz/opportunities

The University has an equity policy and welcomes applications from all qualified persons.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students.

St. Olaf College– Assistant Professor of Chinese–Tenure-track Position (Start Fall 2017) (Northfield, Minnesota)

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language

The Department of Asian Studies at St. Olaf College seeks an energetic and committed teacher/scholar in Chinese Language and Asian Studies, beginning August 15, 2017. This is a tenure track position, expected at the assistant professor rank. Specialization in Chinese language and Asian Studies (including literature, theater, or interdisciplinary approaches such as film studies, cultural studies or the social sciences) preferred with a commitment to language pedagogy.

Interests in education in a liberal arts context, integration of language study and disciplinary/interdisciplinary study, regional and transnational approaches to Asian Studies, experiential learning in international study programs, internships and student research projects are highly desired. Teaching responsibilities include language courses at all levels with at least one course in English that contributes to our Asian Studies program. The normal teaching load is six courses a year.

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field by September 1, 2017. Native or near native competence in Chinese and English, demonstrated strong teaching skills and scholarly promise are required.

Applicants must submit materials online at https://stolaf.hiretouch.com/faculty-postings A complete application includes:

• a cover letter outlining your qualifications, describing your language and non-language teaching and research interests
• a video clip that demonstrates your abilities from actual or simulated language teaching
• a current curriculum vitae
• unofficial graduate transcripts

In addition, please provide the names and email contact information of three professional references who can speak to your abilities in classroom teaching and scholarship (we only ask for references’ names and emails; St. Olaf solicits letters directly).

Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to:
Chair of the Chinese language search committee
1500 St Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057
Email: chineseTT2017@stolaf.edu

Please submit application materials by October 1, 2016. Application review will continue until the position is filled.

General information about St Olaf College and the Asian Studies Department can be found at http://wp.stolaf.edu/asian-studies/ andhttp://wp.stolaf.edu/.

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes a global perspective.