The School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University invites applications for the position of Instructor with a specialization in Mandarin Chinese language effective January 7, 2019. The position requires an MA in teaching Chinese as a foreign language or a related field. Candidates will teach introductory and intermediate courses of standard Mandarin Chinese, and will demonstrate excellence and experience in undergraduate teaching and commitment to service. This is a three-year appointment with the possibility of renewal, and it carries a standard teaching workload 4/4 (4 courses per each semester).
Nazarbayev University is an English language medium institution and so good command of English is expected.
The Department of Languages, Linguistics and Literatures currently has fifteen full-time faculty representing a variety of disciplines, and has one of the fastest growing major counts in the School and is adding an array of literature, language and linguistics courses in Fall 2018.
Located in the capital of Kazakhstan, Astana, Nazarbayev University is a modern, English-language institution based on best practices drawn from partner higher education institutions in the US, UK and Singapore. The strategic partner for SHSS is the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The salary and benefit package are highly competitive and includes:
• Relocation allowance;
• Air tickets to home country, twice per year;
• No-cost medical insurance, with global coverage;
• Educational allowance for children
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, names and contacts of three referees. Address for enquiries and applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. For full consideration, please, apply by October 10, 2018.