Lecturer A (Philadelphia, PA)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania announces the availability of a full-time Lecturer in the Chinese Language Program for the academic year 2017-18. The appointment will be for one year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years based on satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean. Applicants for the position should possess at least a Master’s degree in Education or Humanities with a primary focus on Chinese language and culture, and pedagogy. They should have native or near-native competency in Mandarin and advanced level proficiency in English. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in teaching all levels of Chinese language at the university or college level in the U.S. Duties include teaching language classes (6 courses per academic year), attending meetings of the Chinese language program, and working with the Director of the language program and China faculty on materials development.
Candidates should apply online at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1084. Submit a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy. Also submit the names and contact information of two individuals who have agreed to provide a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters.
The review of applications will begin immediately and the process will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see:http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html.) The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.