The Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte announces a position for a part-time instructor in Chinese beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will typically teach lower-division levels of Chinese in each semester (Fall and Spring) to undergraduate students. The successful candidate must have native or near-native proficiency in Chinese (Mandarin), proficiency in English, experience at the college level teaching Chinese as a foreign language, experience with communicative and standards-based methodologies, and university teaching experience in integrating both standard and spoken Chinese into their teaching. A Master’s degree in Chinese or a related field (Teaching Chinese/English as a Foreign Language, Second Language Acquisition, Chinese Linguistics) is required; and a commitment to promoting diversity and working with underrepresented groups.
The Department of Languages and Culture Studies is a dynamic, research-intensive department with a commitment to balancing curricular tradition and innovation. As international language and culture are central to our mission of diversity and internationalization, we offer an MA in Spanish with a track in English-Spanish translation studies; undergraduate majors and minors in French, German, Japanese and Spanish; additional minors in Chinese, Classical Studies, Francophone Studies, Italian, Russian and Film Studies; beginning and intermediate level classes in Arabic, Farsi, and Portuguese; a graduate and undergraduate Certificate in Translating; a Certificate in Business Language; an undergraduate certificate in video production, online courses via the University of North Carolina Language Exchange; and a variety of study abroad experiences. We are also home to the College’s new Confucius Institute. The Department boasts a modern Language Resource Center, which provides cutting-edge technology for language pedagogy, and a diverse faculty from around the world who offer more than 200 courses to more than 4,000 students annually.
UNC Charlotte is a rapidly growing doctoral-granting urban university located in the largest metropolitan area between Washington DC, and Atlanta. The University is a Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement campus. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate selected for this position is subject to a criminal background check and must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States.
Screening of applications will begin June 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu under the Adjunct/Part-time Faculty tab. Applications should include a cover letter and a curriculum vitae. In addition, teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi should be uploaded under “Other Documents.” Finalists should be prepared to discuss how diversity and inclusion are integrated into their teaching and be prepared to send a short video that demonstrates their teaching. The candidate selected for this position will be required to submit an official transcript of the highest earned degree. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed or mailed separately, addressed to Dr. Ann Gonzalez, Chair, Department of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte, Charlotte, NC 28223, or firstname.lastname@example.org.