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

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

JOB TITLE: Language Instructor – Multiple Positions in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish
DEPARTMENT: Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP)

REPORTS TO: SILP Associate Director

DATES: 6/11/18 – 8/8/18

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Summer Intensive Language Program (SILP) provides beginning, intermediate, and some advanced-level language instruction in an intensive format to approximately 135 undergraduate students, graduate students, professionals, and lifelong language learners 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 up to four-and-a-half hours of language instruction per day, Monday through 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 and participate in some co-curricular activities
• In consultation with the Language Coordinator, prepare a comprehensive course syllabus including course description, course goals and objectives, assessment guidelines, etc.
• 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 ability with a dedication to innovating/improving ability
• Excellent 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
• 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.

Apply now at http://apptrkr.com/1120116

Faculty Fellow Position in Chinese Language (Waterville, Maine)

Colby College seeks to fill a one year Faculty Fellow position in Chinese language within the East Asian Studies Department.  The successful applicant will teach Chinese language at all levels.  The Faculty Fellow position is for 4 courses per year.  Job responsibilities will begin September 1, 2018.  We are seeking a dynamic individual with demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.  Candidates must have at least an MA degree.  Ph. D and prior college level Chinese language teaching experience is preferred.  To apply for this position send a letter of application (cover letter) that explains your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and a representative sample of current scholarship via Interfolio at the following link, http://apply.interfolio.com/47089.  Review of applications will begin February 10 and will continue until the position is filled.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

全美最优质的沉浸式双语学校诚聘杰出领导人才–中美国际学校 请参阅:”Fantastic leadership opportunity at the the most well-established Chinese immersion school in the US. (San Francisco, CA)

Chinese American International School seeks candidates for two
Lower School Leadership Positions

OPPORTUNITY

Chinese American International School (CAIS) is conducting an extraordinary search for a team of two educational leaders to guide our 330-student lower school. CAIS is committed to building its cohesive, all school leadership team around the strengths, experiences and passions of its individual leaders; accordingly the configuration and specific responsibilities of both positions are being deliberately held open. Rather than evaluate candidates against a set list of criteria, we will assess each candidate’s particular gifts and ultimately decide on the best way to leverage those gifts vis-a-vis the school’s needs and the complementary skill sets of other members of our leadership team. We want consequential leaders who will make an impact on our school culture and programs. If this interests and excites you, please read on!

IMPORTANT AREAS OF FOCUS FOR OUR NEW LOWER SCHOOL LEADERS

At CAIS we value honest self assessment, thoughtful self reflection, intentional planning and focused implementation. We are known as an ambitious school, and in recent years we have introduced and implemented a number of significant initiatives in the areas of overseas programing, student support services, systematic assessment in Chinese, reading and writing workshop across languages, educational technology, integrated curriculum units across subjects and languages, the arts, diversity equity and inclusion, and daily scheduled PLC time, to name a few. We are particularly keen to identify new lower school leaders who can help us make consequential progress in the areas of:
● Social emotional learning (SEL) and community building
● Diversity, equity and inclusion
● Establishing a culture of professional learning communities

CANDIDATE SKILLS, EXPERIENCES, AND POTENTIAL

We will look for candidates who possess several (though of course not all) of the following:

● Significant teaching experience required with demonstrated success (we will consider current teacher leaders with demonstrated potential for one of the two positions)
● Successful leadership experience in schools (at least one of the positions will be filled with an experienced school leader)
● Chinese (Mandarin) language proficiency (while not a requirement, we will almost certainly hire one Chinese speaking candidate)
● Experience with/commitment to language immersion and multilingualism
● Commitment to fostering a school environment rooted in kindness and respect where all members feel a sense of belonging
● Interest in and success with school community building and social emotional learning
● Interest in/experience with instructional coaching and developing faculty
● Experience with strategies for differentiated curriculum, instruction and assessment
● Comfort and competence with multiple pedagogies, e.g., project based learning, experiential learning, blended learning, design thinking, etc.
● Knowledge of designing physical learning environments
● Strong strategic thinking skills and the ability to turn ideas and strategies into action
● Ability to manage change initiatives
● Ability to foster teamwork and collaboration among lower school faculty across grades, subjects and languages
● Ability to work closely and collaboratively with the whole school educational leadership team
● Outstanding communication skills, including public speaking, interpersonal communication, and writing
● Ability to make tough decisions and deliver difficult news with compassion, clarity and firmness
● An interest in early childhood education and aligning early childhood and lower school programs
● Overseas experience
● Outstanding work ethic
● Patience, good humor, humility, and perseverance

ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS

● Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred
● Technical/Computer skills as required for job performance
● Initial and continued tuberculosis clearance
● Initial and continued criminal background clearance by DOJ and FBI
● CPR and First Aid Certification

BENEFITS

The CAIS Board of Trustees and administration are expressly dedicated to ensuring that CAIS is a great place work. As a critical component of our Strategic Vision, the school has committed to attracting, developing, retaining, and rewarding top-tier faculty and excellent educators with a benefits package including:

● Transparent salary scale benchmarked to the Bay Area’s competitive Robust opportunities for professional development, support, and growth
● Comprehensive insurance package (covering 100% of premiums for individual employee)
● School contribution to 403(b) retirement plan
● Numerous opportunities to participate in international travel
● Commuting cost assistance
● Consideration for relocation

LOWER SCHOOL PROGRAM BASICS

CAIS is a Chinese-English dual language immersion school, and Lower School students spend approximately fifty percent of their learning time in each language. All of our faculty possess full working proficiency in English, and the primary language of instruction is Mandarin Chinese for approximately half of the lower school faculty and English for the other half. Three-quarters of our students come from homes with no Chinese language support. We strive to prepare tomorrow-ready, world-ready students, and we believe that the globally focused experience of immersion in a foreign language and culture is one key strategy to achieving this outcome. At CAIS we are committed to empowering our students to become independent, effective, and inspired learners and good people–in two languages.

THE CAIS TEAM

Our new lower school leaders will join a group of earnest, hardworking and highly collaborative teachers. Our teaching team’s orientation toward collaboration led to the initiation this year of a new schedule; time is built in every morning to support various professional learning community configurations. Teachers collaborate within and across grade levels, languages and subjects.

The school’s highly collaborative educational leadership team (ELT), of which our new lower school leaders will be a part, consists of division directors, Chinese and English curriculum directors, an educational technology director, and a director of student services. This group of talented and experienced school leaders functions as a whole school team that supports each other with initiatives across divisions and departments. The Lower School is also supported by a full time administrative assistant.

ABOUT CAIS

The CAIS mission exhorts all community members to embrace Chinese, become their best selves, and create their place in the world. As the nation’s first dual language Chinese and English Pre-K through 8th grade school, CAIS embodies this mission by working continuously to maintain our role as a leader in immersion education. CAIS incorporates the innovation and best practices from both Chinese and English language teaching traditions to create an immersion experience that leverages our distinct opportunities for language, subject, and cultural intersections.

Our three campuses are located in the heart of San Francisco and accessible by public transportation in San Francisco. The lively neighborhood echoes the school’s vital energy and provides ready access to cultural treasures such as the Asian Art Museum, SF Jazz, the San Francisco Symphony and more.

For more information, visit https://www.cais.org/about-us/employment

TO APPLY

CAIS’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is central to our mission. People of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Email cover letter, resume, and list of references tolower_school_jobs@cais.org. In subject line please indicate “Lower School Leadership”  Please no calls.

Assistant Professor of Chinese-University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Arkansas)

The Department of World Languages at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese, to begin August 2018. Our position requires a PhD in Chinese language or linguistics or closely related discipline in hand by August 2018, native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and fluency in English, and candidates must be familiar with the Chinese Pinyin System.  The successful candidate must show evidence of excellence in teaching, an active research agenda, and the interpersonal skills and collegiality necessary to help maintain a strong Chinese program.  Our hire must be able to teach Chinese at all undergraduate levels.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement on teaching philosophy and research program, three current job-related letters of reference, and transcripts to http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/23553. For references, candidates will be required to provide either Interfolio document email addresses or individual contact information during the application process, and candidates are responsible for making certain that letters are received.  Completed applications received by 1 December 2017 will receive full consideration.  Late materials will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.  A first round of skype interviews will be arranged for mid-January, with campus interviews for finalists to follow.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

With a student body of more than 26,000, the University of Arkansas is a national research institution located in Fayetteville, part of a growing metropolitan area of some 500,000 people which frequently receives accolades as one of America’s best places to live.

Other Sources:

Modern Language Association (MLA.org)

School Aged Teacher -Mandarin Immersion Program (Laguna Niguel, CA)

Teacher – Mandarin Immersion Program

Full-Time and/or Part-Time – Hourly

*Must be able to speak/read/write in Traditional Mandarin*

Be Part of Our Cause

The YMCA of Orange County staff are committed to teaching youth positive life skills, values and the importance of giving back. In our communities, our staff support and strengthen families by offering quality experiences that are affordable and life-enriching. Our staff encourage participation by all members of our community and create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best. Each day, we work side-by-side with others to strengthen the foundations of our communities.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Support Childcare leadership in providing leadership and supervision of a childcare program. Assume full leadership of childcare program in Childcare Director’s absence. Ensure implementation of YMCA curriculum while providing care, guidance and developmental experiences in accordance with YMCA guidelines and state licensing requirements. Supervise children, and may supervise staff, in a safe environment as required by the Childcare Director and site needs. Supervise/teach up to 28 school-age children (ages 5-12) in before and/or after school programs with the assistance of other staff per Title 22 requirements.

DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES:
◾Provide supervision and set and maintain limits for school-age children using positive reinforcement.
◾Assist with training and evaluation of staff.
◾Treat children, parents, and staff with dignity and respect.
◾Maintain a clean environment; be responsible for maintenance of equipment & supplies.
◾Maintain good public relations with parents and communicate with the Childcare Director.
◾Assist with Parent Advisory Council meetings and maintain positive relationships with school representatives.
◾Ensure the health and safety of all children, including following reporting and release procedures of children.
◾Demonstrate and teach the character development values of respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, trustworthiness and citizenship.
◾Follow & enforce safety regulations & other YMCA, school, and Licensing Title 22 policies and procedures.
◾Oversee program operations when Childcare Director is absent.
◾Assist with YMCA Member Involvement program and annual YMCA Campaign.
◾Carries out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and professional manner.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
◾Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
REQUIRED SKILLS:
◾Must be 18 years of age.
◾High School Diploma or equivalent.
◾Must be able to speak/read/write in Traditional Mandarin.
◾12 college units with 6 units in Child Development, Education or related field & 6 units in Psychology, Sociology, Recreation, Physical Education, Art, Music, or related field.
◾Pediatric (EMSA) First Aid and Pediatric (EMSA) CPR certifications must be completed within 90 days of hire.
◾At least 1 year experience working with children in a group environment.
◾Excellent verbal communication skills.
◾Strong customer and results orientation.
◾Ability to interact effectively at all ages, levels and across diverse cultures.
◾Ability to be an effective member of project teams.

PREFFERED SKILLS:
◾2 years of Teaching experience.

ABOUT US:

At the YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y serves Orange County through seven (7) Health & Wellness centers (Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, and Santa Ana) and over 50 Afterschool Program centers. YMCA programs celebrate and honor common values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring by infusing character development into the foundation and practice of all our programs; from youth sports and group exercise classes to parent/child programs and community services– Y programs build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA of Orange County is a nonprofit, charitable organization that serves the entire community. Donations support our scholarship program and Our Commitment – To strive to keep programs open for all. Whether you are looking to get fit, give back, or meet new friends, the Y has something for you! www.ymcaoc.org

Learn more about opportunities at the Y
www.ymcaoc.org/careers
Equal Opportunity Employer

*Eligibility requirements, employee handbook and job description to be provided at hire. All candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Full-Time Lecturer of Chinese (Atlanta, GA)

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at Georgia State University anticipates hiring a full-time, non-tenure track, Lecturer in Chinese for the 2018-2019 academic year effective August 2018 (Fall semester) pending budgetary approval.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Chinese applied linguistics, Chinese pedagogy, or cultural studies (e.g., Chinese literature, Chinese media, etc.) and must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English. Applicants must have rich experience of teaching Chinese language courses in U.S. universities/colleges. The Chinese lecturer will be expected to teach Chinese language courses across proficiency levels as well as content courses in English with a 4-4 workload. The search committee will give particular consideration to candidates with interest and experience in designing and teaching technology-assisted classes (e.g., online, or hybrid) and in designing and teaching upper-division language and content courses. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in recruitment, academic advisement, evaluation of transfer credits, supervision of Graduate Teaching Assistants and instructors from the Confucius Institute, and other matters related to the Chinese program.

Review of applications will begin on November 1st, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications should include: 1) an application letter stating your qualifications, teaching philosophy and career plan, 2) an updated CV, 3) a teaching portfolio including syllabi, a sample of teaching materials, and student evaluations, 4) a 30-50 minute video of classroom teaching on a web-accessible hyperlink, and 5) three confidential letters of reference. Please send application materials to the Chair of the Chinese Lecturer Search Committee at dloden1@gsu.edu.  An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification.  Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BYU Chinese Flagship Faculty (Provo, Utah)

Job Title: Chinese Flagship Instructor – Visiting Faculty (2 positions)
Desired start date:  09/01/2018
Posting close date: 11/17/2018

Lead Flagship Instructor Information (Ph.D level)
Degree:  Ph.D. in Chinese language, linguistics, or related field.
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 other Flagship graduate assistants, tutors and student instructors. Will be involved in interviewing and selecting students for program participation. Will provide feedback about student progress and language proficiency of each participant.
For more information about the Chinese Flagship Center, please visit our website at http://chineseflagship.byu.edu/.

Flagship Instructor Information (MA level)
Degree:  MA in Chinese language, linguistics, or related field.
Experience:
Teaching experience at the college level, preferably at the advanced level. Teaching experience with computer-aided instruction and online resources. Will work collaboratively with lead instructor in working with advanced conversation and debate courses for Chinese Flagship students, independent study courses as needed and will teach pre-advanced and early students as well.
Duties/Expectations:
This position has an important role in the Chinese Flagship Program. The incumbent will teach advanced conversation and debate courses in the Chinese Flagship Program and will be involved in departmental development activities. Will work closely with other Flagship faculty in meeting the academic needs of Flagship students. Will be involved in interviewing and selecting students for program participation. Will provide feedback about student progress and language proficiency of each participant.

For more information about the Chinese Flagship Center, please visit our website at http://chineseflagship.byu.edu/.

APPLY AT: https://yjobs.byu.edu

NOTE: YOU MUST submit a formal application at the above website. We will not accept CVs to an email as they will not be considered.

Information required at the time of application – Please list the contact information for three recommenders on the faculty application. They may be contacted and required to submit their letters of reference electronically at some point during the selection process.
Document(s) required at the time of application – Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter to the faculty application.
Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

Director of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (East Lansing, Michigan)

Michigan State University invites applications for the position of Director of the Center for Language Teaching and Advancement (CeLTA), the support unit for world language learning and teaching in the College of Arts & Letters. In collaboration with the university language programs, CeLTA provides professional development opportunities for language faculty, support services for students, and language and culture learning opportunities to members of the community. CeLTA nurtures the connections between language learning and literary and cultural studies. This is a 12-month tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, to start August 16, 2018.

The nation’s pioneer land-grant university and a member of the Association of American Universities, Michigan State University is a research-intensive institution with 17 degree-granting colleges. With a student population of more than 50,000 from all 50 states and from more than 130 countries, including nearly 11,300 graduate and professional students, the university community is multiethnic and multinational. The campus is located in East Lansing, MI, a cosmopolitan university town of 50,000 adjacent to Lansing, the state capital.

Starting with the 2017-2018 academic year, CeLTA will be part of the School of Language Sciences & Literary and Cultural Studies, which is in the process of being formed from the merger of the Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, and the Second Language Studies program. The School brings together teachers and scholars of language learning and teaching, world literatures and cultures, and linguistics to investigate cultural production, local and global communities, language learning, and cognition viewed through the lens of the great variety and diversity of the world’s languages. The School’s collaborative environment, in which CeLTA will play a crucial role, aims to promote a world-class research agenda, innovative teaching, opportunities for outreach and community service, and enhanced learning experiences for students. The School will be housed in the College of Arts & Letters and will join a vibrant arts and humanities community that has benefitted from university support evidenced by CeLTA, an expanding Less Commonly Taught Language program, and world-renowned education abroad initiatives. The CeLTA Director will report to the School Director.

Responsibilities of the Director of CeLTA include:
• developing and implementing a well-articulated vision that addresses the ways in which CeLTA can be a leader in the School, including collaborative initiatives that further the Center’s mission and advance the School’s many programs;
• supervising the executive associate director, who oversees the day-to-day operations of the Center, and supervising CeLTA faculty;
• teaching 2 courses per year in one or more of the School programs;
• supporting School faculty, language programs, and language learners in areas including instructional technologies, professional development, assessment needs, and other types of academic support;
• incorporating multicultural perspectives into teaching for 21st century leadership; and
• supporting and/or collaborating with School faculty as they seek and apply for grants.

The requirements for a successful candidate include:
• D. in an area relevant to any of the language programs of the School. Areas of specialization may include second language acquisition, applied linguistics, language education, testing and assessment, cultural and literary studies, and/or instructional digital technology and design;
• near-native proficiency in English and in a language taught in the School;
• experience teaching at the college level;
• a significant record of scholarship in the candidate’s area of expertise;
• experience in grant writing; and
• demonstrated leadership skills.

Review of applications will begin November 9, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site http://careers.msu.edu/ posting #469758.

Qualified applicants should submit a) a letter expressing interest in this position and describing qualifications and experience, b) a current curriculum vitae, c) a one-page philosophy statement on language teaching, technology, and the role of the language center, d) the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees, and e) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence.

For more information about CeLTA, visit: http://celta.msu.edu/.

Information about the current departments and SLS program can be found at http://linglang.msu.edu/http://www.rcs.msu.edu/; and http://sls.msu.edu/.

For more information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Xiaoshi Li, Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, xli@msu.edu.

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.

The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture, which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members, results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/6gxmrhb8syk722kp

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Preceptor in Chinese (Cambridge, MA)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for one or more full-time Preceptors in Chinese expected to begin July 1, 2018.  The successful applicant should be well versed in 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) to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7890. 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 November 15, 2017.   Please note that references will only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a complete application has been submitted online.  Reference letters should be submitted by November 30, 2017.

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.

Lecturer in Chinese (Gainesville, Florida)

University of Florida

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Chinese language and culture to begin August 16, 2018. This is a full-time, renewable, nine-month non-tenure accruing position.

Duties: a) teach three undergraduate language classes per semester; b) contribute to a robust undergraduate major in Chinese language and literature by collaborating with colleagues to ensure smooth articulation across the levels of language instruction and by participating in course design and creation; c) provide extracurricular support of the program through service that includes placement or proficiency testing, weekly language tables, and other activities relating to extracurricular Chinese language use; d) supervise a Chinese study-abroad program  in rotation with other instructors.
Requirements: M.A. degree or higher in Chinese language or relevant area, including second-language acquisition, linguistics and language pedagogy, and Chinese culture. Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English, and US college/university-level teaching experience are required. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in language-learning technology are particularly welcome.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

Compensation: Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.
Applications must be submitted on-line at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/listing/ and must include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) sample sets of student evaluations, 5) a link to a video recording of your recent classroom teaching (YouTube or other streaming sites), and 6) the names and e-mail addresses for three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Youssef Haddad, Chair, Chinese Search Committee, at yah@ufl.edu.
The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

http://www.naces.org/The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accordance Florida’s Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call(352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Chinese Language Lecturer (Princeton, NJ)

Princeton University. The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for a full-time Chinese language lecturer position beginning September 1, 2018. We seek candidates with a minimum requirement of a Master’s degree in disciplines such as Chinese linguistics, Chinese language pedagogy, Chinese history, Chinese literature, or related fields. This position is for one year, with possibility of renewal contingent upon satisfactory performance and sufficient course enrollments.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interest, and candidates must provide a web link to a 30-50 minute video of the candidate’s Chinese language teaching. Submission of a writing sample is optional (e.g., a dissertation chapter).

Reference letters will be requested after a telephone interview. In-person interviews will be held at the ACTFL Convention in Nashville in November.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be conducted until the position is filled.

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

https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/3983

Lecturer in Chinese (Iowa City, Iowa)

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The University of Iowa announces an opening for a full-time lecturer position in Chinese language to begin in August 2018. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible re-appointment of up to two additional years, and the position will be renewable thereafter in three-year increments, pending collegiate approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include: teaching three classes per semester (average of 12 s.h.) from lower to upper level language courses, supervising graduate teaching assistants, and assisting the Chinese program coordinator with program development.

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

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

To apply, please visit http://jobs.uiowa.edu and reference requisition number 71730. The application materials must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, samples of the most recent course evaluation by students, three letters of recommendation, and a videotape of a 30-minute Chinese class taught by the applicant. (Note: Please post the teaching videotape online and indicate URL in the letter of application and the curriculum vitae). Deadline for application is November 10, 2017. Screening begins immediately, with interviews conducted by telephone or videoconference.

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

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, 2018, and to extend through June 30, 2019.  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) tohttp://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7854. 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 October 16, 2017. Please note that references will only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a complete application has been submitted online.  Reference letters should be submitted by October 30, 2017.

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.

Lecturer in Chinese (Boston, MA)

Boston University, Department of World Languages & Literatures. Seeking a full-time lecturer to join Boston University’s Chinese language program, beginning Fall 2018. Position carries full benefits. Responsibilities will include teaching at all levels of BU’s thriving program in Chinese language and participating in curriculum development and other program activities. Minimum requirements include an MA in Chinese, second-language acquisition, applied linguistics, Chinese linguistics, literature, or a relevant field; native or near-native command of Chinese and English; demonstrated excellence in college-level Chinese language teaching in North America, as well as familiarity with relevant instructional technology; teaching language through content courses on Chinese history and culture as well as ability to teach Classical Chinese is desirable; potential for program coordination is also desirable. At Boston University the successful candidate will join a vibrant community of scholars of Chinese-speaking cultures and of the world’s languages, literatures, and cultures. The position offers opportunities to create new courses and contribute to program building, and a professional career track with possibility of growth.
Please use https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9910 to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three reference letters and, if available, a link to a teaching video. Additional materials will be requested subsequently from top candidates. Applications submitted through a website other than AcademicJobsOnline will not be considered.
Teaching DVD’s (in lieu of online videos) or any recommendation letters that cannot be sent electronically may be sent by postal mail to Chinese Lecturer Search, Department of World Languages & Literatures, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.
Please visit the following website for additional information about the World Languages & Literature Department: https://www.bu.edu/wll/. Preference will be given to applications received before November 3, 2017. We are 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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (Iowa City, Iowa)

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Iowa seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in modern Chinese literature and culture from January 2018 spring to June 2019 (1.5 academic years). However, applications to start the appointment in August 2018 will also be considered.

The successful candidate will teach courses in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture, including a general education course entitled Asian Humanities: China (in both semesters), as well as self-designed courses in cinema and Chinese popular culture. The normal teaching load, contingent upon enrollments, is six courses per year (a minimum of 18 s.h.). The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty in programmatic activities, including potential interactions with international writers working in Chinese through the university’s International Writing Program (IWP).

Required qualifications:
• Ph.D. with specialization in modern Chinese literature and culture, which must be in hand by the time of appointment.
• Native or near native fluency in English and Chinese.

Desired qualifications:
• Secondary research interests in Chinese cinema
• Teaching experience, preferably in the subject area of Chinese literature and culture

Application materials should be sent to https://jobs.uiowa.edu and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Refer to requisition number 71706. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin November 1 until the position is filled, with interviews conducted by telephone or teleconference.

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

Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in (1) Applied Language Sciences; (2) Bilingualism and Communication; (3) Chinese Language Education; (4) Chinese Linguistics; (5) Translation and Interpreting (Hong Kong)

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 1,400.  The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.5 billion.

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 Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Teaching, Speech Therapy, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Translating & Interpreting, and Bilingual Corporate Communication. It also offers courses in Korean/Japanese language and culture at bachelor’s level. 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 CBS 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; (3) Chinese Language Education; (4) Chinese Linguistics; (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 their areas of expertise, including but not limited to making applications 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 and Associate Professor levels will be expected to provide academic leadership in their areas of expertise.

Applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Clinical Linguistics, Special Education Needs, Language Pathology, Speech Therapy, Neuroscience or Computational Linguistics with usage of language technology in digital humanities and big data analytics for post (1); Bilingual Corporate Communication, Intercultural Communication, Bilingualism/Multilingualism or related fields for post (2); Chinese Language Education, and/or Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language for post (3); Cantonese Linguistics (e.g. Syntax, Semantics, Sociolinguistics or Phonology) for post (4); and Chinese-English or English-Chinese Translation & Interpreting (involving Cantonese and/or Mandarin) for post (5). For post (1), additional expertise in other areas of the humanities such as media studies or language and literature will be a significant advantage. For posts (1) and (2), preference will be given to those who are fluent in Cantonese or Putonghua, and literate in written Chinese.  For post (3), preference will be given to those who are familiar with primary and secondary education in Hong Kong, and/or the International Baccalaureate curriculum.

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 for Assistant Professor will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract.  Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. An appropriate term will be provided for appointment at Associate Professor and Professor levels. 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 positions 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.

Assistant Professor in East Asian Languages and Linguistics (Tallahassee, Florida)

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian Languages and Linguistics beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will contribute to both undergraduate and graduate programs in the department’s East Asian Division. Primary responsibilities of this position include English-taught courses in East Asian linguistics and language pedagogy, in addition to Chinese and/or Japanese language courses depending upon the candidate’s expertise. Candidates should have by date of appointment a Ph.D. degree in linguistics or language pedagogy with a concentration in either Chinese or Japanese. Applicants with interest or specialization in historical linguistics are especially welcome. Preference will be given to candidates with native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and Japanese, as well as fluency in English.

The Florida State University takes online applications at https://jobs.fsu.edu (Job ID: 42363). To apply, submit an application package that should include: a cover letter addressed to the Department Chair Dr. Mark Pietralunga, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample. All documents should be uploaded as a single PDF. The three required recommendation letters should be requested through our system at http://jobs.fsu.edu.

Questions may be sent to the Search Committee Chair Aaron Lan at flan@fsu.edu (please cc to: Japanese Coordinator Laura Lee at llee2@fsu.edu and Department HR Representative Jennifer Morton at jmorton@fsu.edu).

This position is being advertised as open until filled. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2017.

FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.  FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.hr.fsu.edu/PDF/Publications/diversity/EEO_Statement.PDF

Assistant Professor in Chinese Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy (Salt Lake City, UT)

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have expertise in Chinese Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy/Second Language Acquisition and the ability to teach courses in these areas. The candidate is expected to contribute to all areas of undergraduate and graduate programs including curricular development. Clear evidence of research potential and demonstrated teaching excellence is required. Additional requirements: experience in teaching Chinese at the college/university level in North America, and demonstrated interest in promoting effective language teaching. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is a prerequisite. The teaching load is four courses (two per semester) including Chinese language teaching at all levels, depending on program needs. Service commensurate with the position of assistant professor is expected. Applicants must have a PhD in Chinese linguistics, applied linguistics or second language acquisition with a Chinese focus, or a related field or equivalent terminal degree in hand by August 15, 2018. Complete applications include a letter of application, CV, a representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Questions may be addressed to Prof. Margaret Wan atmargaret.wan@utah.edu.

Application materials must be submitted electronically by November 17, 2017, using the following link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/69136

The University of Utah is the state’s flagship institution of higher education. Utah is home to an extensive K-12 Dual Language Immersion program, including Chinese.

Lecturer Chinese Language (Providence, RI)

The Department of East Asian Studies at Brown University seeks to fill up to two full-time, regular Lecturer and/or Senior Lecturer positions in Chinese language, on a three-year renewable basis, effective July 1, 2018. M.A. degree in Chinese literature, culture, linguistics, or pedagogy is required and Ph.D. degree in above fields is preferred. Candidates should be able to teach at all levels of the program with native or near-native fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and a strong command of English. Priority will be given to those candidates who have independently taught Chinese to English-speaking students at the college level.

In addition to an excellent record of teaching, candidates who apply for Senior Lecturer position need to demonstrate experiences and accomplishments in coordinating a college-level Chinese language program, organizing academic events, publishing research papers, and/or leading regional, national or international language organizations. Candidates will generally only be considered at the rank of senior lecturer if they already hold equivalent rank at their current institution.

For the position of Lecturer; please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a list of courses taught, syllabi, sample teaching materials, and teaching evaluations), and three letters of recommendation. Please also provide, via hyperlink, a web-accessible video of 30-minute classroom teaching. Please direct any inquiries to eas-search@brown.edu. Review of application will begin on November 15, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

For the position of Senior Lecturer; please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a list of courses taught, syllabi, sample teaching materials, and teaching evaluations), and three names of professional references and their contact information. Please also provide, via hyperlink, a web-accessible video of 30-minute classroom teaching. Please direct any inquiries to eas-search@brown.edu. Review of application will begin on November 15, 2017 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

Link to apply: apply.interfolio.com/44896

Assistant Professor of Chinese (Logan, Utah)

The Department of Languages, Philosophy, & Communication Studies at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track position: Assistant Professor in Chinese (Job link: http://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2804). Utah State University is located in a mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Candidates should have a Doctorate in Chinese language/culture or related field completed byAugust 13, 2018. Candidates should have the ability and willingness to teach a variety of courses and the ability to conduct scholarly research. Candidates must pass a background check, per university policy. Other qualifications include: Near native or native proficiency in Chinese and a high levels of proficiency in English, a desire to mentor students and an ability to compliment and enrich the current Chinese program. Applications should be submitted by December 1, 2017 to receive full consideration. Visit our departmental web page at http://lpcs.usu.edu/ for more information about USU. The Department of Languages, Philosophy, & Communication Studies at Utah State University invites applications for a new assistant professor in Chinese. This is a teaching emphasis position, but also requires an active research agenda. This is a nine-month, academic-year, tenure track position to begin August, 2018. Applications should be submitted by December 1, 2017 to receive full consideration.

Responsibilities:
1. Teach a variety of lower and upper division courses in Chinese language and culture.
2. Help build the Chinese language program and other related programs in the department, such as the Asian Studies or Global Communication majors.
3. Conduct and publish scholarly research in topics related to the Chinese language and/or culture.
4. Advise and mentor undergraduate students.
5. Serve in various departmental committees as needed.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications:
1. Ph.D. in Chinese language/culture or related field completed by August 13, 2018;
2. Ability and willingness to teach all levels of Chinese language courses;
3. Demonstrated ability to conduct research and publish scholarly research;
4. Near-native or native proficiency in Chinese;
5. High level of English proficiency;
6. Ability and desire to mentor students;
7. Ability to complement, extend, and enrich the current strengths of the department;
8. Satisfactory background check per university policy.

Opportunity Type:
Full-Time w/benefits package
Percent of Time or Hours per Week:
100%

Advertised Salary:
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits

Required Documents (The names and contact information of 3 references will be collected during the application process):
Cover Letter, Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness, Other, Research Statement, Resume/CV, Teaching Philosophy, Writing Samples

Other Required document types/Special Instructions to Applicants:
Other document: Please include a link to a 5-10 minute teaching demonstration.
Both the philosophy of teaching and the research statement should be one to two pages and should be written in both Chinese and English.

Your references will be sent an email from USU, asking them to upload a letter of recommendation on your behalf.

Mandarin Immersion Homeroom Teacher – Grade 3 (San Francisco, CA)

Presidio Knolls School (PKS), an innovative Mandarin immersion elementary school in San Francisco, is seeking an exceptional Grade 3 Mandarin immersion teacher.

School Overview
Founded in 2008 Presidio Knolls School (PKS) has grown rapidly establishing a unique position in Bay Area’s independent school community through its blend of progressive education and Mandarin immersion. Today, the school enrolls 319 students in preschool through fifth grade, and will continue to add one grade per year until 2020 when there will be a full preschool through eighth grade. The mission of Presidio Knolls School is unique in its blending of progressive education and Mandarin immersion—a curricular combination that has caught on with families across the Bay Area.

The progressive philosophy of Presidio Knolls School embraces kids as co-collaborators in their education—helping children to shape their own learning journey toward topics of greatest interest. The school has a commitment to social-emotional learning that pervades the culture of the school.

The PKS curriculum is project-based and interdisciplinary. Units of Exploration integrate math, science, social studies, art, drama, and movement around overarching topics of inquiry in English and Chinese, contextualizing all learning through a real-world lens. Critical to this approach is hands-on, experiential instruction. As such, learning often takes place outside of the classroom.

Grade 3 Mandarin Immersion Homeroom Teacher
PKS is seeking an exceptional elementary homeroom teacher 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 a passionate, committed educator with experience in teaching self-contained classrooms, including math science and social studies within an inquiry based mandarin immersion context. We are seeking a teacher who has an entrepreneurial spirit, can employ modern instructional strategies in the classroom, and have aspirations to grow professionally with the long-term vision of the school.

Responsibilities
• Create a warm and caring classroom community
• Create a classroom space that is differentiated, engaging, responsive, and beautiful
• Identify and respond to individual students’ social and emotional needs, including learning differences in collaboration with Learning Specialist and Counselor
• Integrate technology as appropriate
• Create enrichment and extension opportunities for advanced students
• Use a variety of teaching techniques and strategies to engage students in learning
• Plan, design, and implement authentic assessment of student progress
• Plan and develop curricula and assessments with Grade 3 Team
• Write progress reports and conference with parents
• Participate in reflection and coaching activities
• Use documentation to make learning visible to the children and families; contribute to student portfolios
Skills & 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 Livescan background check permitting employment in a school / childcare facility

Application Process
Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to employment@presidioknolls.org. Please state the position of Grade 3 Mandarin Homeroom Teacher in the email subject line.

PKS offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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.

Director of Educational Technology (Beijing, China)

In the northeastern suburbs of Beijing, a new school is reshaping the educational landscape of both Chinese and world schools.  Founded in 2014, Keystone Academy has reimagined the education of student global leaders.  Already with a growing enrollment of over 1,000 students in Foundation through Grade 12, Keystone integrates the best teaching and learning practices from Chinese, American, and international pedagogies and leans deliberately on the exemplary traditions and practices of the leading boarding schools.

Keystone Academy has state-of-the-art facilities for its library, maker, IT and design programs, not to mention arts and athletics.  Now, instructional technology — both integration of technology and technology curriculum — is among the next strategic initiatives for the school.  To this end, Keystone Academy has created a new position: Director of Educational Technology.  This person will oversee all aspects of its instructional technology program: curriculum, integration, and professional development.  The director will report to the Dean of Curriculum and serve on the school leadership team.

For more information and to download the job posting with application instructions, go to:

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/keystone

Please spread the word about this amazing opportunity!

IMPORTANT DATES

Application Deadline: October 9, 2017
On-Site Final Round: November 20 – 24, 2017
Decision Announced: December 31, 2017
Start Date: July 1, 2018 (or earlier if mutually agreeable)

SPECIFIC DUTIES

1. Technology Integration

• Supervise the technology integration specialists and coordinators across all divisions.  Serve as a role model for effective technology integration training.

• Ensure that faculty receive timely and thorough technology integration support for their classes.  Evaluate the effectiveness of various instructional technologies and training methods as they are implemented at Keystone.

• Develop guidelines, frameworks, and policies for effective and essential technology integration strategies across the different divisions.

2. Technology Curriculum

• Work closely with the Dean of Curriculum to ensure that educational technology is aligned with and serves the needs of the whole school’s curriculum.

• Coordinate the work of the technology teachers.

• Oversee the technology curriculum, from Foundation through Grade 12.  Coordinate with external department chairs, division directors, and technology teachers to ensure that curricular objectives are met — in terms of content and skill.

• Teach or co-teach lessons, student activities, or classes as needed.

3. Faculty Training and Professional Development

• Develop, deliver, and oversee faculty professional development experiences in the area of instructional technology.

• Ensure that a breadth of instructional technology learning opportunities exists, in terms of participant size (individual, small cohorts, and large groups), scope (one-time, on-going), timing (academic year, summer), delivery method (web-based, video, in-person, training documents), venue (on-campus, external), and modality (synchronous, asynchronous).

4. Departmental Leadership and Technology Vision

• Lead the development of an educational technology vision for Keystone.

• Manage all aspects the instructional technology department and program, including budgeting, staffing, and annual goals and objectives.

• Participate as an active and engaged member of the school leadership team.

• Serve on and/or oversee technology-related committees at the administrative, faculty and staff, and student levels.

• Evaluate emerging technology tools and innovative pedagogical methods, and guide senior academic leaders on strategic and operational decisions involving instructional technology hardware, software, and methodologies.

• Work closely with the department heads of IT, library, and design technology on issues and projects that overlap the multiple departments, including faculty training, technology support, instructional design, systems integration, and opening days planning, among others.

• Inspire the technology team and the broader faculty and administrator communities to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.

• Establish partnerships with outside organizations to support the strategic goals of the educational technology program at Keystone.

• Maintain an active presence in the local, regional, national, and international educational technology communities.

• Develop, maintain, and evaluate policies and procedures to ensure that instructional technologies are mission-appropriate and aligned with the school’s broader set of academic values and operational policies.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND PERSONAL QUALITIES

Keystone Academy is looking for candidates who can demonstrate

• Experience as a hands-on instructional technology integrator, and as a coordinator or director of an educational organization’s instructional technology program.  A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is a minimum requirement, though a graduate degree in instructional technology, information systems, or related field is highly desirable.

• Authentic interest in both Chinese culture and language, and the core values of Keystone Academy.  Additionally, experience in an international educational setting or fluency in Mandarin and English are desirable but not required qualifications.

• A successful history of designing, implementing, and improving a broad spectrum of professional development experiences for educators.

• Experience proposing, piloting, and iterating through strategic projects in the areas of technology integration and instructional design.

• Experience teaching classes in a Foundation through Grade 12 educational setting.

• Experience as a supervisor and organizational leader, including: direct personnel management, project management, staff development and training, and committee leadership.

• A passion for educational technology, instructional design, pedagogical innovation, and professional growth, and a capacity to instill that passion in others.

• Excellent relational and communication skills.

• A collaborative, cooperative, and patient mindset.

• Visionary leadership aligned with the needs of a dynamic and diverse faculty and staff.

• Capability to lift up to 11 kilograms (25 pounds) and access hardware in hard-to-reach spaces.

TO APPLY

Ed Tech Recruiting is acting on behalf of Keystone Academy to recruit exceptional professionals to fill this extraordinary opportunity.

For more information and to download the job posting with application instructions, go to:

www.EdTechRecruiting.com/jobs/keystone

Chinese Language Teacher (Sewanee, TN)

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (www.sasweb.org) seeks a Chinese language teacher with an undergraduate and/or advanced degree in Chinese or a related field.

Responsibilities will include:

• Teaching four sections of language to students in grades 6-12
• Participating in departmental planning and curricular review
• Serving as an advisor
• Assisting with evening and weekend campus activities and supervision

Additional responsibilities will include coaching and/or teaching an afternoon program.

Qualifications – Candidates will be expected to have an undergraduate and/or advanced degree in Chinese language or a related field, a commitment to teaching, a willingness to fully participate in a boarding school environment, and an aptitude for responding with empathy to a diverse community of learners. Applicants with prior teaching experience, boarding school experience, interest in and experience with outdoor education, and/or the ability to coach a sport will be given special consideration.

Compensation – This is a full-time, academic year position. Salary is dependent on education and experience; teachers are given salary credit for teaching experience. Benefits include a tuition remission plan, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, pension plan, and eligibility for on-campus housing and meals and grants for professional enrichment and continuing education.

SAS is a co-ed, independent, Episcopal, boarding and day school serving 250 students in grades six through twelve. Students come from across the U.S. and more than a dozen countries. Located in Sewanee, Tennessee, faculty and students enjoy a rural mountaintop college town with abundant outdoor and cultural activities. SAS encourages the development of students as scholars, athletes, and artists. Students commonly participate in multiple sports and extracurricular activities. The school is committed to intellectual, cultural, racial and economic diversity.

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications should be directed to the Search Committee. Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, a teaching statement, and at least two professional references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close application when the position is filled.

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Direct applications and inquiries to:

Chinese Language Search Committee
c/o Andrea Booher (abooher@sasweb.org)
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese (Williamstown, MA)

The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time one-year leave replacement position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese beginning in the Fall of 2018. The teaching load for this position is 5 courses per year. Qualifications include Ph.D. (ABD acceptable) in Chinese literature, linguistics, or a related field; native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English; strong teaching experience at the college level; and ability to teach all levels of Chinese language including advanced language courses, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

Application should include a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus for one course to be taught in English and one course to be taught in Chinese, and three recommendation letters. In the cover letter, we ask you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. These materials must be submitted athttps://apply.interfolio.com/44316 by January 15, 2018. For questions about this position, please contact Professor Li Yu (Li.Yu@williams.edu), Chair of the Department of Asian Studies.

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available at http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students.  Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Associate Teaching Professor/ Chinese Language Coordinator (Washington, DC)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Georgetown University invites applications for one non-tenure-track full-time Associate Teaching Professor position in Chinese, starting August 2018.   This is a teaching track position with possibility of promotion to full teaching professor. The candidate should be able to teach all levels of Chinese language courses as well as courses on Chinese linguistics, and work as the coordinator in charge of a large Chinese language program. Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Chinese linguistics, Chinese language pedagogy or a related field with native or near native proficiency in Chinese and English. Experience teaching college-level Chinese in North America is required.  Experience as a coordinator in a college-level Chinese language program is preferred.

Please send a letter of application, CV (including courses taught), and a weblink to a 30 minute teaching demonstration clip to EALAC@georgetown.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to the same address by the recommenders.

Applications must be received by October 25, 2017. The search committee will conduct preliminary interviews at the ACTFL Convention in Nashville on November 17-19, 2017.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN)

The University of Notre Dame Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of assistant professor in modern (including contemporary) Chinese literature and culture, beginning August 2018. This is a tenure-track position.
Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses on modern literature, film, and/or popular culture. Responsibilities include teaching two undergraduate courses per semester, one of which may be a Chinese language class at the 4th Year or Advanced level, depending on program needs. Active programmatic involvement and close collaboration with our faculty to advance the Chinese language and culture program are also expected.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree required by date of appointment. To apply, please submit cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample of about 30 pages, and three letters of recommendation.
DEADLINE for application: October 15, 2017.
INSTRUCTIONS: Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Please go to http://apptrkr.com/1061411; and follow directions to complete your application.
As an international Catholic, research university, the University of Notre Dame has made a significant commitment to furthering Asian studies, as evidenced in the founding of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the opening of a new graduate School of Global Affairs, both of which are in network with our growing department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Information about Notre Dame is available at http://www.nd.edu; information about the Program of Chinese Language and Culture and the Department can be found at http://eastasian.nd.edu. Inquiries about the search may be directed to Professor Xiaoshan Yang, chair of the search committee, at xyang@nd.edu.
The University of Notre Dame seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty, staff, and administration. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from female and minority candidates and those candidates attracted to a university with a Catholic identity. Moreover, Notre Dame prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).
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Clinical Associate Professor/Clinical Professor and Head of Language Programs, NYU Shanghai (Shanghai, China)

NYU Shanghai seeks a Clinical Associate Professor or Clinical Professor and Head of Language Programs to oversee and develop its language programs. Currently these include required undergraduate courses in Chinese at the elementary to advanced levels; post-advanced courses in Chinese; and elementary Spanish and French courses. We anticipate expanding our offerings in the coming years to include a range of other languages. The study of Chinese and other languages is also integral to our developing graduate programs.

Responsibilities

The Head of Language Programs will report directly to the Dean of Arts and Sciences.  The primary responsibilities for this position include:
• Work closely with the Director of the Chinese language department;
• Together with the Director, work to enhance and expand Chinese language course offerings;
• Supervise the curricula in other languages and the faculty teaching them;
• Work with new and expanding majors and degree programs to incorporate language study;
• Work to establish symmetries and consistency among the NYU Shanghai language programs and the language programs in New York and Abu Dhabi (NYU’s degree granting campuses), as well as NYU’s study centers around the world;
• The Head of Language Programs will also work closely with the Director of NYU Shanghai’s Writing Program, which offers courses in expository and creative writing and English for Academic Purposes;
• Work on other relevant initiatives as assigned by the Dean.

The Head of Language Programs is expected to foster an environment that promotes excellence in language teaching and learning; incorporate new methodologies and technologies in language teaching and learning; promote the professional development of the instructional staff; assess the quality of the language courses and the student experience; and teach two courses a year in his or her discipline.

Requirements

An earned doctorate in a relevant field is required. Candidates should have demonstrated teaching excellence and an interest in teaching in a diverse, international setting. Familiarity with examinations for certification of language proficiency is desirable. Experience teaching non-native speakers of English preferred, but not required. This is a contract position with the possibility of renewal.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Candidates selected for interviews will be notified in October and November 2017. We intend to fill the position by December 2017.  The position will begin in August 2018.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation via this linkhttps://apply.interfolio.com/43672.  Please visit our websitehttps://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information. If you have any questions, please e-mail pr46@nyu.edu.

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU’s global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who are under-represented in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

Assistant Professor of Chinese (Middlebury, VT)

Assistant Professor of Chinese, Middlebury College, MIDDLEBURY, VT — The Greenberg-Starr Department of Chinese Language and Literature invites applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Chinese literary and/or cultural studies (any historical period, any discipline) and Chinese language beginning fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2018, native or near-native proficiency in both Mandarin and English, and will teach, depending on the department’s needs and the qualifications of the candidate: 1) Chinese language courses at one or more levels from beginning to advanced, including courses on Chinese literature and culture taught in Chinese, and Classical Chinese; 2) courses on Chinese literature in translation; 3) courses taught in English on Chinese culture (e.g., film and television, popular culture, performance and visual art, print and material culture, internet culture, non-Han minority literature, global Sinophone literature and culture, etc.); 4) first year seminars; 5) College-wide courses such as introduction to world literature. The successful candidate will be able to innovate in the design and teaching of courses in Chinese literature and culture, dedicated to creative, effective, student-centered instruction, and enthusiastic about participation in a department with a tradition of team-work and commitment to high quality undergraduate education. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. Members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the field are especially encouraged to apply. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to the search committee chair Hang Du; a curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching and research interests; a sample of scholarly work; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability. More information is available at http://apptrkr.com/1029670. Review of completed applications will begin immediately; all dossiers must be completed by November 1, 2017. Questions may be sent to Chinese Department Chair Hang Du at hdu@middlebury.edu (please cc: Chinese Department Coordinator Nicole Patterson at npatters@middlebury.edu).

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here:http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks

Mandarin Teacher (Wilmette, IL)

DESCRIPTION:
1) This is a part-time (.5) position.
2) It is 5 days/week; 3 classes; one fifth grade & two sixth grade.
3) There is an existing curriculum.

Qualifications:  Valid IL educator licensure with proper endorsement (s).

*Prior teaching experience with middle school and junior high school students.
*Demonstrates native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English.
* Knowledge of Comprehensive Input (CI) and Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) preferred.

Working Conditions:
$24,125.50 minimum annually with benefits. Actual compensation based on education and experience.

Application Procedure:
Complete an on-line application at wilmette39.org. You may upload materials (resume, transcripts, etc.) along with your application.  Please do not send paper copies of your materials.  Upon interviewing, materials may be requested.

Lecturer in Chinese at UC Davis (Davis, CA)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for the position of Lecturer of Chinese for the 2017-18 academic year. Primary duties are to teach up to seven modern Chinese (Mandarin) courses at various levels as assigned. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment is renewable contingent on departmental teaching needs.

Requirements include: an MA or above in second-language pedagogy, Chinese linguistics, or another relevant field; native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and English; and a demonstrable record of excellence in language teaching. The department will give preference to candidates with college teaching experience in the U.S., good knowledge of current developments in second language pedagogy, strong skills in written Chinese, and the ability to apply modern technology to classroom teaching.

Complete applications should include: 1) a cover letter stating your qualifications, teaching philosophy and career plan, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching portfolio including syllabi, a sample of teaching materials, and student evaluations, with a (published or unpublished) academic or creative writing in CHINESE as a plus, 4) a 30-50 minute video of classroom teaching on a web-accessible hyperlink, and 5) three confidential letters of reference. Upload the application materials to https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01663 by July 15, 2017. Position will remain open until filled.

The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff. The position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.