Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor in Chinese (Location: Notre Dame, IN)

 The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time visiting lecturer position (Assistant Teaching Professor) in Chinese language beginning January 2021. This initial one-semester appointment may be renewable depending on students’ enrollments. Responsibilities include teaching beginning through advanced Chinese, active involvement in language and culture activities, as well as close collaboration with faculty to build a rigorous and cohesive program. The position offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are seeking highly skilled language instructors with native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English. Candidates are expected to have an M.A. or higher degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, linguistics, second language acquisition, or related field; and demonstrated success teaching Chinese at the college/university level in the United States.

Applications are being accepted now via Interfolio, and should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, video clip of classroom teaching if it is available (15 minutes), statement of teaching philosophy, and two letters of recommendation. The deadline of the application is October 1, 2020, and continues until the position is filled. Apply at http://apply.interfolio.com/78752

As an international Catholic, research university, the University of Notre Dame has made a significant commitment to furthering Asian studies, as evidenced in the founding of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the opening of a new graduate School of Global Affairs, both of which collaborate regularly with our growing Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Information about the University is available at http://www.nd.edu; information about the Program in Chinese Language and Culture and the Department can be found at http://eastasian.nd.edu. Inquiries can be made to Professor Xiaoshan Yang, Chair of the search committee, at xyang@nd.edu.

Instructor of Chinese (Location: Grinnell, Iowa)

Title of position: Instructor of Chinese (3-term, starting October 2020)

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Chinese and Japanese invites applications for a three-term appointment at the rank of Instructor (M.A.) in Chinese beginning late-October 2020. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: Chinese language at all levels, Chinese Pedagogy, and Second Language Acquisition. The successful candidate will teach the lab sections of First-, Second-, and Third-Year Chinese.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility.

In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by September 25, 2020. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Jin Feng, at [ChineseSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-3173.

Faculty Specialist in Chinese Language, Culture, and New Media (College Park, MD)

The University of Maryland Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARLIS) seeks to hire a Faculty Specialist and/or Senior Faculty Specialist, based on qualifications, to support projects in Chinese language and culture, new media, social science, behavioral science, and/or data science. Projects may involve Chinese media, social media, culture, politics and other areas. The Faculty Specialist/Senior Faculty Specialist may support the development of social media data collection; the development of algorithms for data processing and analysis; and the development of GUIs, websites, and survey platforms. The Faculty Specialist/Senior Faculty Specialist is expected to take an active role in developing and advancing the research projects, working closely with other research faculty and scientists. Where relevant, the Faculty Specialist/Senior Faculty Specialist will contribute to publications or reports for clients. This is a full-time position. The position is available immediately and the search will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The initial appointment is for one year, with the opportunity for renewal thereafter. We especially encourage applications from women and members of minorities that are underrepresented in science.

Required qualifications: 

  • B.A. or higher degree in Chinese language and culture, or in a social science, behavioral science, or data science discipline utilizing Chinese language and culture; (a qualified applicant at the Senior Faculty Specialist may substitute for an M.A. at least 3 years’ professional experience in these areas, with the corresponding ability and training adequate to assembling data and assisting research);
  • Experience with analyzing Chinese language, particularly new media, for social, behavioral, or data science research;
  • Excellent English writing skills. Preferred qualifications:
  • Ability to work on an interdisciplinary team of diverse backgrounds, including computer scientists/programmers, mathematicians, social scientists, and linguists;
  • Ability to explain relevant details of Chinese language, culture, and new media usage to non-speakers of Chinese from various backgrounds;
  • Familiarity with digital representations of Chinese text (plus emoticons, emoji, and other such elements) and commonly used input methods;
  • Experience working with sensitive data and/or following IRB guidelines for working with human subjects;
  • U.S. citizenship with ability to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance.

An active security clearance is preferred. Interested parties should submit a resume or CV to: Application Deadline: (Open until filled). Email Address for Applications: jmadoo@arlis.umd.edu. Contact Information: Jacqueline Madoo.

Assistant Teaching Professor in Chinese (Notre Dame, IN)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full-time lecturer position (Assistant Teaching Professor) in Chinese language beginning August 2021.

This initial one-year appointment, with the possibility of renewal, furthers the development of a prospering program in Chinese. Responsibilities include teaching beginning through advanced Chinese, active involvement in language and culture activities, as well as close collaboration with faculty to build a rigorous and cohesive program.

The position offers excellent benefits and a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are seeking highly skilled language instructors with native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English. Candidates are expected to have an M.A. or higher degree (Ph.D. preferred) in teaching Chinese as a foreign language, linguistics, second language acquisition, or related field; and demonstrated success teaching Chinese at the college/university level in the United States.

As an international Catholic, research university, the University of Notre Dame has made a significant commitment to furthering Asian studies, as evidenced in the founding of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the opening of a new graduate School of Global Affairs, both of which collaborate regularly with our growing Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Information about the University is available at http://www.nd.edu; information about the Program in Chinese Language and Culture and the Department can be found at http://eastasian.nd.edu.

Applications are being accepted now via Interfolio, and should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, video clip of classroom teaching if it is available (15 minutes), statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. The deadline of the application is October 1, 2020. Apply at https://apply.interfolio.com/78067 Inquiries can be made to Professor Xiaoshan Yang, Chair of the search committee, at xyang@nd.edu.

Chinese Language Teacher – Short-term (Los Angeles, CA)

Description of position

If you are interested, please apply at hw.com under the careers section. Harvard-Westlake, a coed, independent school in Los Angeles serving nearly 1600 students in grades 7-12, seeks to hire an exceptional and highly qualified educator to teach Chinese.

The opening is: A full-time short-term (October 19th to March 1st) substitute position at our Middle School (teaching Chinese I, II, and IIIH to students in grade 7-9). The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to deliver rich and effective language lessons, including speaking, reading, writing and grammatical skills; to work in a team environment; to teach a diverse group of students, including native and non-native Chinese speakers.

Teachers will be asked to: implement pre-existing syllabi, homework assignments, and materials in coordination with departmental colleagues for vertical and horizontal integration of curriculum; evaluate and grade students’ class performance, including assignments, assessments and papers; utilize a learning management platform to develop online course materials and learning tools; initiate, facilitate and moderate classroom discussions in the Chinese language to enhance students’ social and academic language skills; maintain student attendance records, grades and school administration documents as required by laws, district policies, and administrative regulations; work with students individually to evaluate learners’ verbal and grammatical difficulties, develop approaches to solving them, and ways to test their grammatical development; confer with parents or guardians, other teachers, counselors, and administrators to address the progress of students’ linguistic development;

Harvard-Westlake actively strives to be a diverse and inclusive community in its educational, admission, and employment practices. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability, or any other characteristic. We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or foreign equivalent degree in Education, Linguistics or related field, MA or Ph.D. preferred; Experience teaching Chinese as a second language in a school classroom environment; Fluency in Chinese; Ability to teach beginning and intermediate students; Strong communication skills and demonstrated collegiality and organization; Demonstrated ability to communicate concepts in a clear and concise manner to students and foster an innovative and creative learning environment.

Assistant Professor in Translation and Interpreting (Hong Kong)

THE HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is a government-funded tertiary institution in Hong Kong. It offers programmes at various levels including Doctorate, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees. It has a full-time academic staff strength of around 1,200. The total annual consolidated expenditure budget of the University is in excess of HK$7.4 billion. DEPARTMENT OF CHINESE AND BILINGUAL STUDIES Assistant Professor in Translation and Interpreting (Ref. 20070309) The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Humanities. One of the core missions of the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is to promote and develop studies of Chinese in multilingual contexts and studies of multilingualism in Chinese contexts. It has built a reputation in Applied Chinese Language Studies, and seeks to extend its strength in areas like Bilingualism (including Translation and Interpreting), Intercultural Communication and East Asian Studies. Another mission of the Department is to offer profession-oriented programmes that meet the career aspirations of young adults in Hong Kong and elsewhere in Greater China. It offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programmes in Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Language Teaching, Speech Therapy, Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Translating & Interpreting, and Bilingual Corporate Communication. It also offers courses in Korean/Japanese language and culture at bachelor’s level. Within the Department, there is a Centre for Translation Studies, a PolyU-PekingU Research Centre on Chinese Linguistics, a Speech Therapy Unit, and a Research Centre for Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience. The Department has over 40 full-time academic and teaching staff members. More information about the CBS Department may be found at http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/.

The appointee will be required to (a) engage in teaching and related learning activities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) assume an important role in curriculum design and development; (c) undertake academic research in his/her area of expertise, including but not limited to making applications for external research grants; (d) provide administrative support for academic development and departmental objectives, and play an active role in programme management; (e) render professional service to the discipline and/or the community at large; and (f) perform any other duties as assigned by the Head of Department or his/her delegates.

Applicants should have (a) a PhD degree in a relevant discipline, preferably with the specialism in Chinese-English or English-Chinese Translation & Interpreting (involving Cantonese and/or Mandarin); (b) relevant post-qualification teaching and research experience and a proven record of relevant academic and/or professional achievements; (c) a high level of fluency in English; and (d) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarly activities and professional service. Applicants should normally have evidence-based research experience (as supported by evidence of research projects and outputs). Experience in postdoctoral research will be a plus. [Applicants who have responded to the previous advertisement need not re-apply.]   Remuneration and Conditions of Service A highly competitive remuneration package will be offered. Initial appointments will be on a fixed-term gratuity-bearing contract. Re-engagement thereafter is subject to mutual agreement. For general information on terms and conditions for appointment of academic staff in the University, please visit the website at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/TC.htm. Applicants should state their current and expected salary in the application. Application Please send a completed application form by post to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong or via email to hrstaff@polyu.edu.hk.

Application forms can be downloaded from http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/forms.php.

If a separate curriculum vitae is to be provided, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. The University’s Personal Information Collection Statement for recruitment can be found at http://www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job/en/guide_forms/pics.php. PolyU is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.

Lecturer in Chinese (Kalamazoo, Michigan)

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese beginning in fall 2020, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will be able to adapt content delivery methods, teaching approaches, and pacing of existing Chinese course materials to high school students as appropriate, while maintaining university-level standards. This position entails teaching onsite at Forest Hills Northern High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as occasionally teaching on Western Michigan University’s main campus in Kalamazoo. Additional responsibilities include service on Department, College, and University committees and regular participation in main campus activities. Information about the Department of World Languages and Literatures can be found at http://www.wmich.edu/languages.

M.A. in Chinese, applied linguistics, or related field and college or university teaching experience in North America required. Candidates must apply at https://wmich.edu/hr/jobs, where additional details about the position qualifications may be found. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

As articulated in the College of Arts and Sciences Strategic Plan, we are committed to fostering a community of diverse, inclusive, equitable and globally-engaged scholars, learners and leaders. Western Michigan University is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally -engaged university. WMU is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language (Carlisle, PA)

The Department of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in Chinese language. The teaching load is six courses a year. Applicants should be prepared to teach Chinese at all levels. Prior experience in Chinese instruction at the university level is preferred, as is training in proficiency-oriented, task-based, and project-based teaching. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is required.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Please direct all questions about the position to: Shawn Bender, Search Committee Chair, at benders@dickinson.edu.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. Dickinson prides itself on having dynamic faculty who combine excellent teaching and research. The College is located in Carlisle, PA. Carlisle is 20 minutes west of Harrisburg and a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. Dickinson College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.

Director of Chinese Studies & World Languages (Hong Kong)

Director of Chinese Studies & World Languages | Hong Kong International School

Applications accepted until 7/29/2020

A co-educational PreK-12 private day school grounded in the Christian faith, Hong Kong International School (HKIS) serves over 2,800 students from around the world who seek an American college-preparatory education. Located in one of Asia’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, HKIS has two idyllic campuses on the quieter south side of Hong Kong Island. The school’s Mission and Student Learning Results (SLRs) embody and recognize its Christian grounding, the cultural and religious diversity of the student body, and a focus on whole child development. HKIS provides educational excellence with a difference. Offering a challenging American-style curriculum with both international and multi-cultural elements, HKIS focuses on delivering exceptional teaching and is committed to nurturing each child to achieve his or her full potential. HKIS is dedicated to offering the best in academic and co-curricular excellence while supporting the socio-emotional needs of students, to ensure a solid foundation for a university education and a well-rounded life. HKIS seeks a Director of Chinese Studies and World Languages to provide leadership for the overall quality of the school’s Chinese Studies and World Languages programs, including the cultural studies of China and Hong Kong. The Director ensures alignment of curriculum from PreK through Grade 12 and embeds HKIS’s Chinese Culture Student Learning Result into the curricular program. The Director plays an important role in collaborating and consulting with Principals in their supervision and professional development of Chinese Studies and World Languages faculty to ensure the highest quality of language and cultural education is delivered. Equally important is collaborating with schoolwide administrators, faculty, and parents to meet student needs, monitor progress towards school goals, and foster a sense of community.

The complete position description can be found at:

https://www.carneysandoe.com/assets/HKIS-Dir.-of-Chinese-Studies-5.12.pdf

TO APPLY: Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments in one email:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the HKIS position;
  • Current résumé;
  • Statement of educational philosophy and practice;
  • List of five references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to: John Faubert Senior Consultant john.faubert@carneysandoe.comKaren Whitaker Search Consultant karen.whitaker@carneysandoe.com

Lecturer in Chinese (Tempe, AZ)

The School of International Letters & Cultures at Arizona State University (Tempe campus) invites applications for a position as Chinese Lecturer, with an anticipated start date of August 2020. This is a full-time grant-based, benefits eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (August 16 – May 15), with the possibility of renewal for four years depending on funding. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty. The Lecturer will offer fall and spring courses online and on ground. Candidate should be prepared to teach 6 courses a year in the lower and upper division undergraduate curriculum of the Chinese Language Flagship Program, administer tutorials, perform administrative tasks for the Chinese Language Flagship Program, and participate in program-related activities. Learn more about the Chinese Language Flagship Program ASU by visiting: https://silc.asu.edu/chineseflagship

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area, such as the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language, or Chinese language and literature
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English
  • At least two years of prior experience of teaching Chinese at the university level
  • Experience in proficiency-oriented, and task-based teaching
  • Experience in content-based and project-based instruction
  • Proficiency in using modern technology for language instruction

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with standardized tests such as OPI, OPIc, and STAMP tests
  • Experience performing administrative tasks in a university’s academic program
  • Experience with blended teaching and learning
  • Familiarity with on-line Chinese language courses
  • Experience organizing and overseeing study abroad programs
  • Experience working with diverse groups/populations

The College values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. To apply, candidates must submit application materials online at Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/75825 by June 9, 2020 5pm EST; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed: (1) a cover letter addressed to Joanne Tsao, Search Committee Chair, outlining teaching philosophy and including a description of how the applicant’s experiences fit the qualifications listed above, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information of three references, (4) a teaching statement and a web link to Chinese teaching video of at least 20 minutes duration, (5) teaching evaluations for the most recent 3 years, and (6) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

Questions about this position should be directed to Joanne Tsao, Search Committee Chair, at Joanne.Tsao@asu.edu. A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non-discrimination statement (ACD401) is located on the ASU website: (See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX) In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Full-time Instructors (Oxford, MS)

The Department of Modern Languages at the University of Mississippi seeks THREE full-time Instructors for its intensive Chinese Language Flagship Program, a federally-funded program, to begin in August, 2020. The instructor will teach all levels of Chinese language and culture following the program’s curriculum and guidelines.

Candidates must demonstrate substantial training and experience in teaching Chinese to American university students, as well as work in second language acquisition. M.A. degree or equivalent in Chinese, second language acquisition or linguistics and native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese are required. This 9-month position is renewable annually subject to on-going funding and pending positive evaluations. Visit https://careers.olemiss.edu to complete an application and upload your resume, names and contact information for three references, and a letter of application. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the positions are filled or an adequate applicant pool is established.

The University of Mississippi is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.

Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language (Iowa City, IA)

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The University of Iowa is searching for a visiting faculty position beginning in August 2020 to teach courses in Chinese language. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible reappointment of one additional year, pending College approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary will be commensurate on rank. Responsibilities include: teaching three classes (up to 12-13 credit hours) per semester from lower to upper level language courses and assisting the Chinese program coordinator with program development.

Required qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or ABD in Second Language Acquisition with focus on Chinese
  • Native or near native fluency in Chinese and English
  • Extensive experience in teaching Chinese at the college/university level in North America
  • Extensive experience in online Chinese course development, administration, and instruction

Desired qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in courseware and course website design for different levels of Chinese courses
  • Organizing cultural activities

To apply, please visit jobs.uiowa.edu and reference Requisition #73937. The application materials must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, samples of the most recent course evaluation by students, three letters of recommendation, and a videotape of 30-minute Chinese class taught by the applicant. (Note: Please post the teaching videotape online and indicate URL in the letter of application and the curriculum vitae). Deadline for application is May 4, 2020. Screening begins immediately, with interviews conducted by telephone or videoconference after May 4, 2020.

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division, and Department reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

Lecturer in Chinese (Boston, MA)

Boston University, Department of World Languages & Literatures. Seeking a full-time lecturer to join Boston University’s Chinese language program, beginning Fall 2020. Position carries full benefits. Responsibilities will include teaching at all levels of BU’s thriving program in Chinese language and participating in curriculum development and other program activities. Minimum requirements include an MA in Chinese, second-language acquisition, applied linguistics, Chinese linguistics, literature, or a relevant field; native or near-native command of Chinese and English; demonstrated excellence in college-level Chinese language teaching in North America; leadership and administrative ability; and experience using technology in the language classroom. At Boston University the successful candidate will join a vibrant community of scholars of Chinese-speaking cultures and of the world’s languages, literatures, and cultures. Please use AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16265) to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three reference letters and, if available, a link to a teaching video. Additional materials will be requested subsequently from top candidates. Applications submitted through a website other than AcademicJobsOnline will not be considered. Please visit the following website for additional information about the World Languages & Literature Department (https://www.bu.edu/wll/). Preference will be given to applications received before May 1, 2020. Boston University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Elementary Mandarin Immersion Teacher (Indianapolis, Indiana)

ISI Mandarin Immersion Elementary Teacher The mission of the International School of Indiana is to provide our students with a world-class education that prepares them to be responsible citizens and effective leaders in a rapidly globalizing and interdependent world.

Overview: Elementary teachers at The International School of Indiana work in a multicultural environment with families, teachers and staff from around the world. Teachers work with a highly collaborative team of grade level colleagues, coordinators and specialists to implement a rigorous curriculum that is engaging and student centered.

Preferred qualifications, skills and experience: 

-Native speaker of Mandarin

-Fluent in English

-Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field

-Primary Years Programme Experience

Responsibilities: 

-Develop and teach Units of Inquiry in a Mandarin immersion classroom

-Contribute to school programs and events

-Create positive educational climate for students using Positive Discipline Approach

-Participate in professional development

-Tutor students individually as needed

-Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities

-Communicate with parents in a positive and timely manner

Please submit resume to resumes@isind.org

Lecturer in Chinese (Philadelphia, PA)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania announces the availability of a position as full-time Lecturer in the Chinese Language Program for the academic year 2020-21. The appointment will be for an initial year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean. Employee benefits are provided. Applicants for the position should demonstrate a primary focus on language education, and have received at least a Master’s degree in Education, Chinese (Mandarin) Language, Literature, Linguistics, or a related field. Native or near-native competency in Mandarin language and fluency in English are required. Preference will be given to applicants with significant teaching experience at all levels of Chinese language at post-secondary institutions in the United States. Knowledge of and experience in current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies (especially content-based instruction) and meaningful application of technologies in language instruction are highly desirable. Duties include teaching Mandarin language classes (six classes per academic year) at any assigned levels, holding regular office hours, attending weekly meetings of the Chinese Language Program, and working with the Director of the Language Program and East Asia faculty on curriculum development and program articulation. Our program values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality; is committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community; and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and under-represented communities. Candidates should apply online at: https://apply.interfolio.com/75421. Please submit: a cover letter, CV, teaching statement; and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who have agreed to provide a recommendation letter. The University will contact the recommenders with instructions on how to submit their letters. We also encourage the applicants to upload additional documents if available: 1) recent teaching evaluations including written comments, 2) a link to a video recording of a class, and 3) a description of the video and relevant materials. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Clinical Assistant Professor of Chinese (Shanghai, China)

NYU Shanghai invites applications for a position at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor of Chinese. We seek candidates who have completed a PhD in Chinese literature or linguistics. NYU Shanghai is looking for dynamic individuals who are eager to contribute to its growing Chinese program through curricular development, innovative teaching, student-centered initiatives, faculty development, and participation in the intellectual life of NYU Shanghai. Appointments are for three years effective September 1, 2020, subject to a review at the end of the first year; contracts are renewable. We seek an eligible candidate who can:

–       Teach 4 courses per academic year

–       Advise senior capstone projects

–       Incorporate community engaged learning experiences into their courses

–       Work closely with language faculty to align learning outcomes across the curriculum

–       Contribute to service initiatives and maintain an active role in the NYU Shanghai academic community

–       Maintain an active research agenda

–       Work with the Director of World Languages to develop post-advanced Chinese courses in their area of expertise

About NYU Shanghai NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University’s global network. It is the first higher-education joint venture in China authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the world’s great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU’s global vision of innovative research and transformative teaching, and who embody the global society in which we live. Qualifications Candidates must hold a PhD in their discipline and be able to teach advanced language courses and post-advanced language, literature, and/or culture courses. Three years of teaching experience and a record of research and publication in the field of specialization required; experience teaching non-native speakers of English preferred, but not required. Application Instructions To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, three references, and a teaching philosophy and statement of research interests by March 31, 2020. Applications are received via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/74949.

Visiting Lecturer, Chinese Language and Culture (Gainesville, FL)

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, Visiting Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture, beginning August 16, 2020.

Requirements: M.A. degree or higher in Chinese language and culture or other relevant area, including second-language acquisition, linguistics, and language pedagogy. Other requirements include native or near-native proficiency in Chinese language and English, and at least one year of experience teaching Chinese language at a US college/university. Compensation: Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. Duties: (a) teach seven (7) undergraduate language classes per academic year, (b) collaborate with colleagues to ensure smooth articulation across the levels of language instruction, and (c) participate in course design and creation.

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is home to multiple language programs. It offers training in languages and cultures from all corners of the globe. From Swahili to Japanese, Russian to Arabic, we give our students the opportunity to become cross-cultural experts in an ever more internationalized world. The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. Please see https://diversity.clas.ufl.edu/diversity-statement/ for more information about diversity and inclusion in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activities, and social opportunities. Instructions for candidates: For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/74418 and must include 1) letter of application, 2) complete curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) sample sets of student evaluations, and 5) three confidential letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by March 20, 2020, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications received after March 20, 2020 may be considered at the discretion of the committee. Questions may be directed to Dr. Richard Wang, Chair, Chinese Search Committee, at rwang1@ufl.edu All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. The selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law. If an accommodation due to disability is needed in order to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Early Childhood Chinese Language Teacher(Brooklyn, NY)

Whittle School & Studios is an endeavor to modernize Preschool to Grade 12 education to build the world’s best physical and connected environment for human learning and development. Our campuses are comprised of four divisions: Early Learning, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School.  Designed by architect Renzo Piano and led by education entrepreneur Chris Whittle, we will be constructing 30 Preschool to Grade 12 schools in the world’s most vibrant cities over the next 10 years.

Our first two campuses opened Fall of 2019, located in Shenzhen, China, and Washington, DC. Our next endeavor will be a Fall 2020 launch of a phased-in Early Learning Center in Brooklyn, NY followed by its full opening in Fall of 2021.

Position Overview The Early Learning Center focuses on developing students ages three to six. At this age and division level, faculty use immersive language techniques and engage in mind and body awareness activities. They also structure community learning and choice time, project work, outside exploration, story time, workshop time, arts, and making. Our early learning program is based on the Reggio Emilia principles of respect, responsibility, and community. This approach recognizes the image of the individual child as a human with rights who has limitless potential for growth and uses Emergent Curriculum to co-create learning experiences that are derived from student interest and responses to provocations in the environment. Project-Based Learning and Mastery-Based Progression are used as frameworks within the Emergent Curriculum to work actively with hands, minds, and emotions in the context of the many expressive languages of children. Whittle is also inspired by key tenets of Reggio Emilia, including participation of families, collegial work of all personnel, the environment as the third teacher, group work, and the presence of an atelier. The Early Childhood Chinese Language Teacher will be inspired by the Reggio Emilia model grounded in student autonomy and discovery of the world. The Teacher will demonstrate practices that reflect this approach by encouraging student independence, spontaneity, curiosity, and by always asking more questions than giving answers. Respect for our young learners is at the core of the Early Learning program. The ELC Chinese Language Teacher partners with the English Language Teacher to plan and implement the dual language immersive Reggio inspired Early Learning Program for a designated cohort of students. This position is open for both our Washington, DC and Brooklyn, NY campus. To learn more about the responsibilities and qualifications, please visit our career page at https://www.whittleschool.org/en/careers/campus-openings to apply.

Applications accepted until 15/04/2020

Full-Time Chinese Language Lecturer (Educator Track), (Singapore)

Position Description Yale-NUS College is a liberal arts and sciences college with approximately 1000 students and 110 full-time faculty. The College is a collaboration between Yale University and the National University of Singapore. Yale-NUS students are intellectually outstanding, with an acceptance rate of less than 7%, and internationally diverse, representing over seventy countries. They go through a unique and rigorous Common Curriculum in the sciences, social sciences and humanities that combines Western and Eastern traditions with contemporary skills. The College seeks to hire a full-time Chinese Lecturer (Educator Track). The successful candidate is expected to teach Mandarin courses of different levels and contribute to the ongoing development of a comprehensive Chinese language program at Yale-NUS College. The appointment will be for an initial period of three (3) years, beginning in August 2020 with the possibility of contract renewal subject to good performance and the College’s teaching needs. Faculty receive highly competitive salaries and yearly travel and research allowance, with access on a competitive basis to substantial grant funding. Most faculty qualify for highly subsidized faculty housing. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million at the heart of a vibrant region. Eligibility and Qualifications • Minimum of Master’s Degree in Chinese language, literature, culture, second language acquisition, applied linguistics, or related field • Native or near-native proficiency in both English and Mandarin, and excellent oral and written communication skills • A proven record of excellent teaching at College level, creative and effective pedagogical approaches for undergraduate teaching and an interest in pedagogical research will be an advantage. Responsibilities • Teach three (3) Chinese language and culture courses per semester • Assist with Chinese curriculum development and related initiatives Application Procedure Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15988 Please submit the following materials (Note: Incomplete applications will not be considered.): • CV and Cover letter (in English) • Teaching statement (in English and Mandarin) • Teaching portfolio with sample classroom exercises, evidence of educational technology integration, and recent student evaluations • Copies of educational certificates and degrees • Three reference letters • Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a video sample of classroom teaching. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit materials before March 1, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. For all general inquiries, please contact humanities_division@yale-nus.edu.sg Equal Opportunity Employer Yale-NUS College achieves excellence through the diversity of its students, faculty, and staff and by embracing inclusivity, equity, and global engagement. We encourage applications by diverse individuals with a demonstrated commitment to continually support these values. For more information about the College, please visit https://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/ Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) Candidates should understand that by sharing information with Yale-NUS College, they authorize Yale-NUS College to use their personal data for the purposes of this application. The College will not use their data for other purposes and ensure that their data remains secure and confidential.

Applications accepted until March 1st, 2020.

Teaching Fellow in Chinese (Andover, MA)

Phillips Academy Andover, a college-preparatory boarding high school in Andover, MA, is seeking a Teaching Fellow in Chinese. The Teaching Fellow program offers those yet to begin a professional career a program of guided classroom work, professional seminars, and exposure to the theories and methods of experienced teaching faculty. In considering candidates for the Andover Teaching Fellowship, the school values academic excellence together with competencies complementary to the school’s Constitution and Statement of Purpose and to the Academy’s commitment to fostering a global, diverse, and inclusive academic community. While the teaching fellow appointment is for a single year, reappointment as a fellow is available to those with the desire to teach at Phillips Academy for a second year. Those reappointments are based on a high level of performance in the classroom, athletic coaching and residential life work as well as particular needs of the Academy in those three areas. Interested please apply through this Website: https://www.andover.edu/about/employment/teaching-fellowship-program.

Applications accepted until 21/03/2020

Teaching Fellow in Chinese (Clinton, New York)

The East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a one year Teaching Fellow position in Chinese, beginning on August 1, 2020. The position can be renewed for one additional year, contingent on funding renewal and performance review. A B.A. or M.A. in Chinese language pedagogy or related areas and experience teaching Chinese as a second language are required. The teaching fellow will assist full-time faculty members in teaching Chinese language courses. Primary work responsibilities will include individual sessions and grading. The teaching fellow will receive a monthly stipend, room, board, health insurance, round-trip transportation to and from Hamilton College, and tuition benefits. To apply, submit a letter of application, C.V., transcript, and arrange for the submission of two confidential letters of recommendation via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/73964. Please also upload a teaching demonstration video to any video sharing website and indicate the download/view link in the letter of application. Questions may be addressed to Professor Masaaki Kamiya (mkamiya@hamilton.edu). Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates with complete application materials will be considered first. Hamilton (www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at http://www.upstatenyherc.org, as well as additional information at https://www.hamilton.edu/offices/dof/faculty-support-resources/resources-for-prospective-or-new-faculty/opportunities-for-spouses-or-partners (Opportunities for Spouses or Partners). Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community. Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Associate Professor of the Practice, Chinese Language Coordinator (Middletown, CT)

Wesleyan University’s College of East Asian Studies (CEAS) invites applications for an Associate Professor of the Practice in East Asian Studies who will serve as our Chinese Language Coordinator beginning 1 July 2020. This is a 9-month position, for an initial four-year term, with the possibility of renewal and promotion. Teaching responsibilities include teaching five courses covering all levels of Chinese. Language Coordinator responsibilities include: managing the Chinese language program, with the primary responsibility of developing the Chinese language curriculum; conducting language placement exams; hiring and training Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, undergraduate teaching assistants, course assistants, and language partners; and organizing our Chinese Language Lunch program, as well as other co-curricular activities. The College of East Asian Studies is a three-year, interdisciplinary major program that offers its students and faculty extensive opportunities for interaction in East Asian languages. It is expected that the appointee will be an active participant in the College’s activities. CEAS and the University also emphasize the teacher-scholar model and welcome candidates that are eager to engage in this pedagogical approach, as well as use innovative teaching methods that incorporate technology and content-based pedagogy. Minimum qualifications are an MA in Chinese language, literature, or related field, at least five years’ experience teaching Chinese language as an instructor at the college level in the United States. To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7239. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies, experiences engaging a diverse student body, and any experience guiding or directing summer study abroad programs. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online athttp://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7239. Applications completed by March 6, 2020 are guaranteed full consideration. Please contact Kathleen Norris (knorris@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process. Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771.

Chinese Language Lecturer (Princeton, New Jersey)

Princeton University. The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for full- or part-time Chinese language lecturer positions that may become available beginning September 1, 2020 or January 16, 2021. Possibility of renewal is contingent upon satisfactory performance and sufficient course enrollments. We seek candidates with a minimum requirement of a Master’s degree in disciplines such as Chinese linguistics, Chinese language pedagogy, Chinese history, Chinese literature, or related fields. Ph.D. is preferred. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interest, contact information for at least three references, and candidates must provide a web link to a 30-50 minute video of the candidate’s Chinese language teaching. Submission of a writing sample is optional (e.g., publications in Chinese or English, a dissertation chapter). Reference letters will be requested after a telephone interview. To apply, visit https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13721. Review of applications will begin immediately and will be conducted until any positions are filled. These positions are subject to the University’s background check policy.

Mandarin Elementary Immersion Teacher (Phoenix, Arizona)

Full time elementary teaching position. Prepare and deliver content lessons in Mandarin, including Mandarin Language Arts, Math, and Science. Understand curriculum, subject content, developmental needs of students and plans using state standards and school curriculum to meet the needs of all students. Must be able to meet all Arizona Department of Education requirements for certification with advanced proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. Send CV to Hope.Loveland@dvusd.org and submit an online application at https://careers.dvusd.org/.

INSTRUCTOR OF CHINESE (West Point, NY)

As an Instructor of Chinese in the Department of Foreign Languages, you will develop, design, direct and teach undergraduate introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses in the Chinese language and Chinese socio-cultural-political environment. You will mentor cadet capstone projects focused on solving regional problems through socio-linguistic and discourse analysis. You will provide academic counseling and mentorship to the undergraduate students (cadets) at the US Military Academy.

This is a full-time, non-renewable three-year appointment, in the excepted service to begin on or about 1 August 2020. This is not a tenure-track position. Candidates will be evaluated according to the following qualifications: advanced degree in Chinese (Ph.D. preferred); quality and depth of cultural, historical, and social knowledge of the Chinese-speaking world; native or near-native educated fluency in traditional-character based Chinese and English; evidence or promise of excellence in teaching at the college level; scholarship; commitment to high-quality undergraduate education, and track record of developing and managing overseas Chinese immersion programs, primarily in Taiwan. Competitive salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application deadline date is TBD.

To receive full consideration, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, official academic transcripts, three letters of recommendation, DD214 (if claiming veteran’s preference), and a copy of sponsor’s Permanent Change of Station orders (if claiming military spouse preference) by mail to: United States Military Academy, Department of Foreign Languages, ATTN: Mrs. Rose Maresco, West Point, New York 10996. For information contact: Mrs. Maresco at (845) 938-3152; email: rose.maresco@westpoint.edu. Moving expenses are not reimbursable. The Department of Defense is an Equal Opportunity Employer. West Point and the Department of Foreign Languages is committed to cultivating an Officer Corps for the Army that reflects the rich diversity of our country.