Lecturer in Chinese (Philadelphia, PA)

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

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

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