The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Wake Forest University is seeking to fill a position as Assistant Teaching Professor or Assistant Professor of the Practice in Chinese, to begin Fall 2022. Responsibilities include teaching six courses per year in Chinese language at all levels as well as Chinese for specific purposes. The position also requires working with other faculty to organize extracurricular activities. Though applicants with an MA and extensive relevant professional experience may be considered, a Ph.D. in second language pedagogy or related field is preferred. Successful applicants will also have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, experience in teaching all levels of Chinese language courses at the university level in the U.S., and strong grounding in proficiency-oriented teaching.
A complete application includes a cover letter, CV, two sample syllabi, two recent sets of student evaluations, a lesson plan, and a link to a teaching demonstration video. The teaching video may be at the elementary/intermediate or advanced level. A second video at a different level is welcome but not required. Three confidential letters of recommendation must also be submitted to email@example.com. Applications must be submitted as one pdf to hr.wfu.edu/careers. Please follow the instructions included on the website for best results. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Stewart Carter (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding the application process can be directed to AskHR@wfu.edu. Review of applicants will begin on 15 November 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures strives to cultivate proficiency in Japanese and Chinese languages and understandings of East Asian cultures from an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective. Our rigorous curriculum of language, literature, film, and culture develops students’ communication skills and analytical abilities, expands their intellectual curiosity, knowledge, and appreciation of cultures and societies in East Asia, and fosters their critical and empathetic capacities to engage with diverse cultures, experiences, and views. The department firmly believes that translingual and transcultural competencies are crucial to global citizenship and creating a more inclusive, sustainable, and compassionate society.
Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.
Founded in 1834, Wake Forest University is a private university located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina that combines a small (roughly 5,200 undergraduates) liberal arts collegiate university with 2,200 graduate students in school of arts and science, medicine, law, business, and divinity. The quality of the teaching environment is outstanding, and our faculty combine commitment to that mission with nationally and internationally recognized leadership in research. Wake Forest ranks in the top 30 of all U.S. universities in U.S. News & World Report’s Guide to America’s Best Colleges and Universities. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto “Pro Humanitate.” For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.]