Lecturer in Mandarin Chinese (Charlottesville, VA)

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

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

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

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

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

Questions regarding this position should be directed to:

Ran Zhao
Chair, Search Committee

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

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