CHINESE LANGUAGE PROGRAM – LECTURER I (Ann Arbor, MI)

The University of Michigan Department of Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of Chinese Lecturer (LEO Lecturer I) starting August 30, 2021. Responsibilities include 10-12 instructional hours per week and active involvement in curricular and program affairs. This is a non-tenure-track position. Appointment level will be 100%. This is a renewable one-year appointment.

Required Qualifications: An M.A. in Chinese language pedagogy, applied linguistics or other relevant field and native or near-native competence in both English and Chinese. Standard Mandarin pronunciation is necessary.

Desired Qualification: Successful applicant must be able to teach at all levels of the Chinese Language Program. Prior teaching experience at a college/university in the U.S. is preferred. Expertise and experience in curriculum development is essential. Familiarity with digital and multi-media language instruction and innovative approaches to engaged and experiential learning is highly desired. Excellence in teaching and instructional service will be the principal criteria used to select the successful candidate.

A complete dossier includes a letter of application explaining your qualifications, separate statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a current CV, samples of materials development, and three letters of recommendation. In addition, a teaching demo – a link to a video of one instructional session lasting no longer than one hour (30-45 minutes is preferred) is required.

Application materials must be submitted electronically. Please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/84578 to apply. Inquiries should be directed to Patrice Whitney (alc-admin@umich.edu). The deadline for applications is March 29. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Lecturer in Chinese (New York, New York)

The Chinese Language Program (CLP) in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for positions of Lecturer in Chinese, beginning July 1, 2021. Primary responsibilities include teaching two to three courses in modern Chinese language each semester in consultation with the CLP Director and Department administration. Administrative duties include curriculum development (both individual and collaborative), proctoring Chinese language placement testing, and assisting with the design and execution of program events. MA required; PhD preferred. High value is placed on ability to work closely with colleagues in the program. Positions are full-time with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information and to apply, please go to: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/7052

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Assistant Principal and Dean of Mandarin Program (New York City (Midtown West) and Stirling NJ)

HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) is a progressive pre-K through Grade 8 Mandarin and Spanish Immersion School founded 15 years ago in the NJ/NY area. The school’s mission is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and character to become global contributors and citizens of the world. The school recently expanded its NY location to a new facility to support a doubling of enrollment from approximately 100 to over 200 students. The values are excellence, respect, teamwork, integrity, communication, innovation, transparency, customer service, and accountability. HWIS has a strong academic reputation. Students perform well above average and are accepted at top tier independent schools.

HWIS is seeking a dynamic, innovative educator who can join the senior leadership of the school. The successful candidate will lead by example, support the growth and development of teachers, and seek to continually improve the educational quality of the program. The individual will possess warmth, humor, energy, and joy of teaching and learning. This position reports to the Head of School and supports approximately 20 staff and faculty.

Administration
● Supports positive school culture in line with the values of the school
● Creates/maintains systems for internal and external communication
● Collaborates on development of strategic planning for school
● Addresses student behavior issues
● Enforces school and regulatory policies
● Ensures operations are within budget, approves spending
● Oversees the school facilities, licensing and day to day operations
● Manages the campus specific office manager

Staff development
● Supports hiring, development and retention of teachers
● Holds regular staff meetings to ensure effective organizational communication and collaboration
● Shares best practices among faculty
● Supports social-emotional health of the school team

Program development
● Supports ongoing development of Mandarin program keeping abreast of best practices in the field
● Connects with other schools to develop programs in all areas
● Together with the Head of School oversees school events, field trips and service-learning abroad offerings

Curriculum development
● Supports the development and collaboration of the curriculum for all languages – English, Mandarin, Spanish and for all subjects from early childhood through Grade 8
● Benchmarks curriculum to national/state standards and that of other high performing schools.
● Collaboratively develops and executes assessment plans
● Identifies, orders, and deploys resources and materials to support instruction
● Organizes professional development for teachers on research-based immersion/ pedagogical strategies
● Regularly observes instruction and provides modeling, support, and feedback and substituting as necessary
● Organizes instruction in other programs – clubs, after school, summer camp, etc.
● Refers children for further evaluation and support as needed
● Oversees school data reporting systems and data analysis to inform instructional practice
● Reviews progress reports

Parent relationships
● Communicates effectively with parents regarding individual student issues, school-wide policies etc.
● Collaborate with HWISPA to develop joint programs and initiatives

Enrollment support
● Supports marketing & admissions in recruiting, assessing prospective students and in supporting ex-missions
● Active in ensuring student retention through Grade 8
● Communicates school projects and initiatives to marketing team
● Contributes blogs and social media content as needed

The successful candidate will possess many of the following experience, skills, and attributes:

● MA in Educational Leadership or related field (Administration, Curriculum & Instruction, Linguistics, etc.)
● Knowledge and experience with immersion programs
● Must be Bilingual/fluent in Mandarin
● Minimum 2 years’ leadership experience, preferably in an independent school
● Minimum 5 years’ classroom teaching experience
● K-8 and early childhood experience
● Experience establishing clubs and after school activities
● Understanding of leadership as service
● Ability to collaborate with an energetic and passionate team
● Experience with positive supervision, evaluation, and support of faculty
● Knowledge of curriculum development; instructional coaching and assessment
● Open to 360-degree feedback
● An understanding of the use of technology in supporting learning
● Excellent communication skills– proactive, empathetic, direct communicator
● Ability to manage administrative paperwork
● Ability to travel from one campus to the other on a weekly basis

This is a full-time 12-month position to start July 1, 2021. The position offers a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, FSA, PTO, 401K, etc.

Please email your cover letter (including salary requirements) and resume with Assistant Principal/Dean of Mandarin Program in the subject line to hr@hwis.org by March 1, 2021.

HWIS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation to apply.

Teaching Fellow in Chinese (Clinton, NY)

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, 2021. 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. We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

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 http://apply.interfolio.com/83289. 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.

Lecturer in Chinese (Kalamazoo, MI)

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University invites applications for a four year renewable contract position in Chinese beginning in fall 2021, 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 Greenville High School and 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 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 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 (Winston-Salem, NC)

WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures seeks applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese language, beginning July 2021. We seek candidates who have a commitment to excellence in teaching. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or ABD status) in Chinese linguistics, second-language pedagogy, or a related area. We seek a candidate with native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, and experience in teaching Chinese language courses of all levels as well as for specific purposes at the university level. A strong grounding in proficiency-oriented teaching is preferred. The candidate will be expected to teach six courses per year or the equivalent. The Department will conduct a search for a renewable position at the Assistant Teaching Professor rank in Spring 2022.

Interested applicants should apply via the University’s career website at: https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/. The application should be submitted as ONE PDF file. A complete application will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement that addresses the candidate’s commitment to creating an inclusive classroom environment for students from a range of diverse backgrounds, two sample syllabi, a lesson plan, and a 30-minute video teaching demonstration. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed to Mitsuyo McNeill, mcneillm@wfu.edu. Review of applications will begin 1 March 2021. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but for full consideration they should be received by 1 March 2021. If access to the internet is an issue, a hard copy of the application can be submitted to Stewart Carter, Chair, Wake Forest University, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, P.O. Box 7457, Winston-Salem, NC 27109.

Inquiries about the application process and document submission may be addressed to wakejobs@wfu.edu. Inquiries about the faculty position or department should be directed to Professor Stewart Carter, carter@wfu.edu.

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top 30 national universities. With 5,200 undergraduates and 3,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. 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.

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.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for final candidates upon their acceptance of an offer of employment.

Chinese Language Fellow (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Vassar College
Chinese Language Fellow
Department: Chinese & Japanese Department
Duration of Position: Temporary
Employee Type: Administrator
Posting Date: 01/26/2021
Union Representation: Not Applicable
Posting Number: AS035P

About Vassar College

Located in the scenic Mid-Hudson Valley, Vassar College is a highly selective, residential, coeducational liberal arts college. Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference. Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.
Vassar College is a smoke-free, tobacco-free campus.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Vassar College invites applications for Chinese Language Fellow (Intern) for the 2021-22 academic year (late August, 2021 through May, 2022).

The Language Fellow, who must be a native level speaker of Chinese, assists the Chinese faculty members in preparing teaching materials and conducting drill sessions for 15 hours a week. Language Fellows receive free room and board on Vassar’s campus in student housing for the academic year, a monthly stipend of $650 for 10 months, and health insurance coverage. They may also take up to two courses per semester free at Vassar.

Qualifications

Language Fellows should at least have a B.A. and be fluent in English.

To apply, please send a cover letter, vita, an audio recording introducing yourself in both Chinese and English, and at least one recommendation letter. Review of applications is ongoing until the position is filled. Please send applications to Hiromi Dollase, Chair, Department of Chinese and Japanese, via email to chineseandjapanese@vassar.edu. Do not send application material to Vassar’s Human Resources website. All applications must be sent to the following email address: chineseandjapanese@vassar.edu or they will not be reviewed or accepted.

Special Instructions to Applicants

See above.

For full consideration applicants should apply by:
All applicants must apply online at: https://apptrkr.com/2134434.
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese (Bellingham, WA)

The Chinese Section of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University seeks applicants for a full-time, non-tenure-track, Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-22 academic year, starting September 16, 2021, to teach undergraduate Chinese language and content courses such as Chinese film and Chinese calligraphy. The successful candidate is expected to design their own teaching materials, develop classroom activities, and hold regular office hours. The anticipated full load will be six courses distributed across three quarters.

Required qualifications include a Ph.D. in hand or ABD near completion in Chinese literature, Chinese linguistics, or related degree with significant emphasis on Chinese culture; at least 2 years of experience teaching Chinese at the college level; native or native-like Chinese and English proficiency; and commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Salary is commensurate with level of education and experience.

Candidates should submit a letter of application describing their teaching philosophy, a CV, graduate school transcripts, two letters of recommendation that speak to the candidate’s teaching, and a sampling of teaching evaluations. Selected candidates will be interviewed through Zoom. All application materials must be submitted to the Department of Modern and Classical Languages vacancy pool:

http://employment.wwu.edu/cw/en-us/job/496103/modern-classical-languages-nontenure-track-faculty-vacancy-pool

The review of applications begins on February 19. The position is open until filled.

Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies (Lewiston, Maine)

The Asian Studies Program at Bates College, a private liberal arts college located in central Maine with a rich history of diverse coeducation, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Cultures to begin in fall 2021. We seek applicants with expertise in the cultural production of China with broad interdisciplinary research interests. Successful candidates will be committed to teaching Chinese language at all levels, ideally having previous experience in Chinese language pedagogy. Candidates with demonstrated success in teaching students who are historically underrepresented and marginalized are encouraged to apply. The teaching load is five courses per year, including two or three Chinese language courses. The program is open to considering candidates from a variety of specializations, including, but not limited to, the following areas: premodern Chinese literature (including poetry), traditional literati culture, modern and contemporary Chinese media, visual arts and film, and popular culture. Superior proficiency in Chinese and English is required. Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies or a related field, or expect to complete their degree by the summer of 2021. Bates seeks applications from individuals capable of contributing to the college’s ongoing commitment to equity, inclusion, access, antiracism and educational justice. The college welcomes applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college; due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages; and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to teaching, scholarship, service, and leadership in the academy. Candidates are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in these areas. Consideration of applications will begin February 1 and continue until the position is filled.

In addition to a CV, please submit a cover letter in which you summarize your strengths in the areas mentioned above as well as in teaching and scholarship. Please also submit three confidential letters of reference, a two-page teaching statement in which you elaborate on your teaching philosophy and experience with both language and culture courses, a two-page research statement describing your recent projects and your future research agenda, and a statement regarding your interest in advancing the goals of equity, inclusion, access, antiracism and educational justice described above, and transcripts from your graduate institution(s). Employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.

http://apply.interfolio.com/81048

Assistant Professor in Chinese Linguistics (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 Chinese Linguistics (Ref. 20121504)

The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies is one of the constituent departments of the Faculty of Humanities. More information about the 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 Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Computational linguistics, or Big Data Analytics; (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.

Preference will be given to those who are fluent in Cantonese or Putonghua and literate in written Chinese.

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.

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 with the names and addresses of three referees 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.

Chinese Program Director (San Francisco, California)

Chinese American International School seeks a
Chinese Program Director
(full time, exempt)

Is CAIS Right for You?
The late founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, famously said, “It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said, “When we all help each other out, when we stand together, we are stronger together.” If these sentiments resonate with you, then you might feel like you’ve found a home at CAIS.

We are the oldest, most well-established, and most well-resourced Chinese immersion school in the US, and we want someone who will challenge our assumptions, make us rethink the way we do things, and lead us to become even better. Part of CAIS’s Mission is to “become our best selves 成为最好的自我.” We are searching for someone who will help us achieve this Mission as a school, and we will support this person to develop personally and professionally to become their best self at CAIS. You will succeed at CAIS if you are bold.

The Challenge and The Opportunity

Proficiency and Engagement CAIS’s 2020 Strategic Vision, “Reimagining CAIS 重新构思中美” articulates four themes. The first theme is “Reimagining Immersion 重新构思沉浸式教学.” Part of our rationale for this theme is articulated below:

In order for students to engage in interesting and meaningful work in another language, they must develop requisite levels of proficiency and experience feelings of success. Likewise, in order for them to sustain their motivation and achieve high levels of proficiency, the work they do must be interesting and meaningful to them.

CAIS recognizes the critical link between language proficiency and engagement in meaningful learning. Students will thrive if both proficiency and engagement are addressed deliberately and intentionally. A solid foundation in listening, speaking, reading and writing is fundamental to students’ ability to work with and maintain interest in relevant and meaningful content. The next leader of our Chinese program must be focused on the systematic cultivation of both proficiency and engagement, recognizing that immersion faculty are both language and content area teachers.

Thoughtful, Discerning, and Creative Application of Pedagogy Amidst the range of approaches to teaching and learning we may find ourselves stubbornly clinging to convention, uncritically accepting of innovation or, most likely, somewhere in the middle. As teachers of Chinese language in a US context, we need to choose, revise, and adapt our pedagogy based on what is the most effective way to move our students toward the proficiency and engagement outcomes to which we aspire. The wholesale and uncritical application of “best practices” that were originally developed for outcomes other than Chinese language proficiency is risky. Likewise, the unwillingness to let go of conventional approaches that may be outmoded for our students is also a risk. We are searching for a results-driven leader who is open to a variety of approaches and is also critically discerning about what works best for Chinese language learning. This will require a combination of optimism, skepticism, and creativity.

Educating English Faculty About The Challenges and Responsibilities of Chinese Faculty Many (most) faculty whose primary language of instruction is English do not speak, read, or write Mandarin. Understandably, they cannot have a full understanding of the challenges Chinese immersion teachers face as both language and content teachers. The Chinese Program Director will need to work with the English Curriculum Director and all faculty to ensure that curriculum planning accounts for this, and that Chinese faculty are given sufficient time and space to develop the requisite language proficiency in their students.

Integrate with Other Disciplines While Maintaining a Language Acquisition Focus At CAIS we are well-known for our integrated curriculum. We are a highly collaborative school where educators work closely together on learning design across subjects and languages and with the community outside the school and even outside national borders. The Chinese Program Director must continue and enhance the collaborative, integrated nature of our program while protecting the central importance of Chinese language acquisition and proficiency.

Embed the “CAIS Immersion Bonus” into Daily Planning and Practice A key strategy in our above mentioned Strategic Vision “Reimagining CAIS” is to “focus on innovative approaches to immersion aimed at intentionally cultivating cognitive, character, and intercultural competencies—this is the ‘CAIS Immersion Bonus.’” Our rationale for the CAIS Immersion Bonus is as follows:

Beyond language achievement, immersion in Chinese language and culture should be a vehicle to develop students’ problem solving and meaning-making skills as well as foster perseverance, humility, curiosity, empathy, connection to others, and a true appreciation of difference.

The Chinese Program Director will be responsible for collaborating with faculty to find innovative ways to embed these concepts intentionally into planning and practice.

The CAIS Mandarin Immersion Program

CAIS is an independent, co-educational day school serving 500 students in grades Preschool through eight. Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, CAIS will run a full immersion program in Preschool, a 50/50 Chinese/English program in K-5 with a full day in Chinese every other day, and a 30/70 Chinese/English program in 6-8 with an integrated, project-based curriculum.

The CAIS faculty is highly collaborative, with teacher collaboration time built into the daily schedule each morning before classes begin. Chinese language teachers collaborate with each other and also with their English teaching colleagues.

At CAIS we have a very developed program of formative assessment in Chinese. The majority of our teachers are ACTFL certified in administering and scoring the OPI (Oral Proficiency interview) and the WPT (Writing Proficiency Test). Each year all students in grades five and eight take the OPI, and all CAIS students in grades 1-8 take the WPT three times each year. In addition, we administer other standardized Chinese assessments including STAMP and AAPPL. The data we collect from these assessments are used to evaluate our curriculum and teaching for the purpose of improving our program.

CAIS employs a Global Programs Coordinator who organizes three large student trips each year during the spring. Our 5th grade students travel to Taiwan to spend two weeks with our partner school in Taipei, and live with host families. The Taiwan host siblings then return to CAIS and live with CAIS families. Our 7th graders spend three weeks in Guilin, Guangxi Province with our partner organization there, living with host families and studying a curriculum of intensive language study in the morning and field work in the afternoon. CAIS eight graders travel to Yunnan Province where they focus on rural life and ethnic minority cultures, including a village home stay in a Kham Tibetan village. All three programs are integrated with the CAIS curriculum in Chinese.

CAIS also has restricted funds dedicated to the China Faculty Institute (CFI), a program that funds CAIS faculty learning in China and Taiwan, through either CAIS organized group programs or individual travel grants.

CAIS educators are encouraged to present at national conferences such as the National Chinese Language Conference (NCLC) and the annual ACTFL conference. CAIS has a generous professional development budget and each year representatives from CAIS attend these conferences as presenters and workshop leaders, often collaborating with educators from other immersion schools around the nation. CAIS has also organized and hosted two conferences each year, the Early Childhood Chinese Immersion Forum (ECCIF) and the Chinese Innovation Forum.

Main Areas of Responsibilities of the Chinese Program Director

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment:
Collaborate closely with English Curriculum Director to ensure integration of curriculum, instruction, and assessment in English and Chinese;
Develop and support Chinese language teachers in development and implementation of curriculum;
Review and revise the curriculum to meet the needs of current learners;
Coach Chinese faculty to use best practices for teaching language and content;
Collaborate with the Educational Technology Coordinator to ensure meaningful and effective application of technology in the service of teaching and learning;
Oversee both internal and external whole school Chinese language assessment, develop a mechanism to use assessment data to improve learning;
Work together with Global Learning Coordinator and Division Heads to ensure appropriate integration between classroom learning and global programs;
Collaborate with Auxiliary Program Director to design CAIS Summer Chinese Immersion Program;

Teacher Coaching, Development, and Supervision:
Identify and support teacher’s needs for coaching and professional growth, collaborate with division heads in teacher performance management;
Plan and support Chinese teachers for ACTFL OPI and WPT certifications;
Collaborate with English Curriculum Director to plan school-wide professional development and faculty in-service;
Assist in employment searches as required;
Identify and develop leadership capacity in teachers.

Leadership and Community Engagement:
Serve on the whole school Educational Leadership Team (ELT)
Report to HoS;
Communicate with the community about the Chinese program at various parent education events;
Collaborate with the Admissions Director as needed on various admissions events
Set annual professional goals for self;
Serve on committees, task forces, and working groups as required and requested by the HOS;
Collaborate with the Chinese language faculty on planning and implementing school-wide community events related to Chinese culture such as Mid Autumn Festival and Lunar New Year celebrations.

Essential Requirements
The successful candidate will possess several of the following qualifications, skills, and experiences:
Native or near-native level of Chinese (Mandarin) language proficiency
Bachelor degree required, Masters preferred
At least five years of teaching experience, preferably over multiple grades;
Leadership/administrative experience in Chinese immersion programs;
Proven ability to handle multiple commitments
Strong organizational skills
Knowledge and experience of second language acquisition and best practices in language learning
Knowledge of current research and studies in teaching and learning, especially in the field of Chinese language immersion
Familiar with ACTFL proficiency guidelines and various tools of language assessment such as OPI, WPT, STAMP, and AAPPL
Familiarity/experience with curriculum development models
Familiarity/experience with Reading and Writing Workshop
Experience with curriculum mapping and documentation
High level of technology literacy
Willingness and ability to question conventional wisdom with a focus on personal and school improvement
Experience in instructional coaching
Ability to recognize and develop teaching talent
Experience facilitating meetings
Experience leading collaborative teams
Excellent communication skills, including public presentations, interpersonal communications, and writing
Ability to make difficult, sometimes unpopular decisions that best serve the school’s mission, values, vision and strategies
Experience with and commitment to working in a fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion

About CAIS

As the nation’s first dual language Chinese and English Pre-K through 8th grade school, CAIS embodies this mission by working continuously to maintain our role as a leader in immersion education. At CAIS we value honest self-assessment, thoughtful self-reflection, intentional planning and focused implementation. We are known as an ambitious school, and we have embarked on a multi-year vision to reimagine immersion, reimagine our culture of learning, reimagine character and community, and reimagine our learning spaces.

Our three campuses are located in the heart of San Francisco and accessible by public transportation in San Francisco. The lively neighborhood echoes the school’s vital energy and provides ready access to cultural treasures such as the Asian Art Museum, SF Jazz, the San Francisco Symphony and more.

To Apply

CAIS’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is central to our mission. People of color and LGBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please submit a cover letter, resume , personal statement, and the names and contact information of three references, including your current direct supervisor (we will not contact references without your permission) to admin_jobs@cais.org. We will begin reviewing candidate credentials immediately and we hope to make an appointment in early 2021.

Head of School (New York City and Stirling NJ)

HudsonWay Immersion School (HWIS) has the reputation as the “best Mandarin and Spanish immersion program in NYC and NJ” due to its unique full immersion model, early start in preschool, teacher training and immersion leadership. Reflecting that reputation, the school’s mission is to develop students as flexible thinkers, culturally aware and linguistically capable in at least two languages. HWIS received Accreditation from the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) effective on December 1, 2020. (www.hwis.org)

HWIS, serving children ages 2 to Grade 8, is the oldest independent Mandarin and Spanish immersion program in the NY/NJ area with two campuses – one on the upper west side of Manhattan, and one in NJ.

The Head of School is a leader who is a strong collaborative builder of people, possesses pedagogical high standards, and is passionate about the benefits of immersion education. The HOS will oversee both campuses including a total of about 200 students from preschool through Grade 8. The school recently expanded both of its locations to larger facilities to support a doubling of enrollment to approximately 200 students per location. The school has a strong reputation and is poised for growth with committed leadership. Reporting to the HOS will be a team of three administrators distributed between the 2 campuses: Assistant Director – NJ campus, Director of Chinese Programs and Director of Early Childhood – NJ Campus. The position will be subject to a review by the school’s board which consists of two founders and one investor.

The successful candidate will possess many of the following experiences and skills:

• MA in Education related field (Administration, Curriculum & Instruction, Linguistics, etc.
• Prior administrative experience in a leadership role in an independent school
• K-8 and early childhood experience
• Experience developing new programs such as middle school, after school and clubs
• Excellent community-outreach and relationship building skills
• Extensive knowledge of curriculum development; new research and technology enhancements
• Ability to create and sustain positive, ambitious school culture among staff and students
• Ability to develop teachers – mentor, provide feedback and constructive criticism, corrective action, coaching and discipline if necessary
• An understanding of the use of technology in supporting learning
• Experience in assessment and achievement data analysis
• Ability to partner with HR, Accounting, Admissions, Facilities, etc. in upholding and enforcing School policies and procedures
• Excellent communication skills– clear, direct communication with tact and professionalism
• Highly organized and attentive-to-detail, ability to manage administrative paperwork

Ideal but not required:
• Experience with an immersion school
• Bilingual/fluent in one of the languages of instruction – Mandarin or Spanish

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Strategic Planning, Vision-setting, Leadership

• Inspires a culture of mission-driven excellence
• Helps formulate performance management and culture of accountability
• Leads in developing the school’s long-term strategic plan
• Partners with owners collaboratively to maximize effectiveness of organization
• Builds relationships to promote the school
• Actively contributes to enrollment and exmissions efforts

Staff and Program Development
• Manages and supervises all full and part-time staff
• Ensures that school’s curriculum and programs are evolving to meet student needs
• Ensures that school appearance and day to day management of operations is smooth
• Coordinate and oversee staff development and training that is aligned with New York and New Jersey State Standards, and the school’s curriculum
• Conducts regular staff meetings
• Oversees school data reporting systems and data analysis to inform instructional practice
• Effectively recruits and retains student population
• Effectively recruits and retains teacher population
• Oversee other programs such as after school, extended care, summer camp and Mommy & Me
• Works with high schools to develop feeder programs in support of ex-missions
• Works with licensing regulatory bodies

Parents/Community
• Builds strong and positive parent community
• Maintains an open-door policy for parents
• Participates in family conferences when appropriate
• Works with the parent association

Financial
• Develops the school’s annual budget
• Tracks and approves all purchases
• Assures proper reporting of financials to owners

Policies and Procedures
Provides regular updates to founders/investor on:
• Policies and procedures
• Curriculum development and achievement
• Parent satisfaction
• HR plan – organizational plan, performance
• Budget

Supervisory
• All instructional teachers; a diverse cultural and bilingual employee base
• Administrative – finance, custodial, HR, admissions & marketing, office management
• Parent volunteers

This is a full-time 12-month position to start July 1, 2021. Position offers a competitive salary along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life, FSA, 401K, PTO, etc.

Please email cover letter and resume with Head of School in subject line to hr@hwis.org by January 1, 2021.

HWIS is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in the workplace. We actively encourage all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation to apply.

We regret that we will not be able to respond to every applicant. Only those of interest will be contacted. Thank you for your interest in HWIS.

Instructor in Mandarin Chinese (Durham, NC)

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for one full-time Instructor in Mandarin Chinese language beginning August 1, 2021. The contract for the position is one academic year (2021-2022) with possible renewal, contingent upon the continued needs of the department. The teaching load is six courses a year. Applicants should be prepared to teach Chinese at all levels. Candidates must have an M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Applied Linguistics, Chinese Studies, or a related field with native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English. ABDs are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching undergraduates in North America and the ability to teach all levels of Chinese language courses are required. Adaptability with instructional technologies, experience with team-teaching, and demonstration of active participation in the professional field are highly desirable. To be assured of consideration, submit an application by January 11th consisting of: 1) a letter of application with a statement of teaching philosophy, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching portfolio including syllabi, a sample of teaching materials, and student evaluations, 4) a 15-20 minute video of classroom teaching on a web-accessible hyper link (Please highlight the url in your application letter), 5) the names of three referees (the search committee will request these letters at a later stage of the search).

All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17566.

Duke is committed to encouraging and sustaining work and learning environments that are free from harassment and prohibited discrimination. Duke prohibits discrimination and harassment in the administration of both its employment and educational policies. Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Duke also makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire, and promote qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching statement
Teaching portfolio
Video of classroom teaching
Three references (no actual letters, just names and email addresses help popup)
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
https://asianmideast.duke.edu/
email

2204 Erwin Rd,
Durham NC 27708

Chinese Language and Literature, Tenured/Tenure-track (Shanghai, China)

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for an open rank position in Modern or Contemporary Chinese literature. We seek candidates who have completed a PhD in Chinese literature, or a closely related discipline. We are looking for a teacher and researcher interested in working with a collegial group of scholars in Global China Studies. We have a special interest in those with experience teaching in both Mandarin and English.

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching.

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, it 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 transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching interests, and at least one writing sample via Interfolio. Additionally, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to upload a reference letter through Interfolio. Applications are received via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/80546.

Applications may be received until December 15th, 2020. If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu.

Clinical Professor, Director of Chinese Language (Shanghai, China)

NYU Shanghai seeks a Clinical Professor (rank open) and Director of Chinese Language
to contribute to the growth and excellence of its Chinese language program. The program, now in its eighth year, welcomes 900-1000 students annually and includes required undergraduate courses in Chinese at the elementary and intermediate level as well as advanced and post-advanced undergraduate courses in Chinese.

International students, representing 50% of our student population, are required to complete a minimum of four semesters of Chinese language (or its equivalent). We are looking to enhance our program and to expand our course offerings. We anticipate creating a Chinese Major in addition to the current Minor, and the study of Chinese is also integral to our developing graduate programs.

We are seeking a candidate with demonstrated excellence in teaching who is familiar with the communicative approach to language learning and who can adopt target-language instruction in a contextualized, dynamic setting.

The Director of Chinese Language is expected to foster an environment that promotes excellence in language teaching and learning; incorporate new methodologies and technologies in language teaching and learning; promote the professional development of the instructional staff; assess the quality of the Chinese language courses and the student experience; and teach 2 Chinese language courses per year.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Director of World Languages to enhance the current Chinese Language curriculum;
  • together with the Director of World Languages, work to expand Chinese language course offerings;
  • contribute to the integration of Chinese culture and society in language learning by creating and fostering faculty training opportunities, designing new courses, and strengthening the current curriculum;
  • co-supervise the Level Coordinators overseeing the elementary, intermediate, advanced and post-advanced Chinese language courses;
  • work with faculty in conducting action research projects to improve teaching;
  • work with faculty across NYU sites to establish symmetries and consistency among the Chinese language programs in New York and Abu Dhabi;
  • oversee language placement and place-out procedures;
  • teach all levels of Chinese language courses;
  • develop and teach courses in post-advanced Chinese;
  • work with faculty in World Languages to promote the interest and understanding of language study and its benefits;
  • contribute to World Languages’ extra-curricular events and community;
  • work on other relevant initiatives assigned by the Dean.

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, it 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 transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the global society in which we live.

NYU’s global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity, and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.

Qualifications
A PhD in a relevant field is required. In addition to experience supervising faculty and curricula, candidates should have demonstrated teaching excellence and an interest in teaching in a diverse, international setting. Familiarity with examinations for certification of language proficiency is desirable. Experience teaching non-native speakers of English preferred, but not required. This is a contract position with the possibility of renewal.

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2020. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu. Applications are received via Interfolio at: https://apply.interfolio.com/80312.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Mandarin Chinese Language (Location: Ithaca, NY)

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (rank will be commensurate with experience) position in Mandarin Chinese language beginning July 1, 2021. Initial one-year probationary contract with possible renewal, contingent upon merit, the continued needs of the department, and availability of program funding. Minimum qualifications: M.A. degree and native speaker level competency in Mandarin Chinese is required, as is prior college-level teaching experience and ability to teach all levels of Mandarin Chinese. Also required is an explicit understanding of the linguistic properties of Mandarin Chinese; knowledge of the cultural background necessary to teach the language; familiarity with language-teaching methodologies, including technology-related pedagogy and flexibility in using different teaching methodologies; and the ability to work both in a team and autonomously at all levels of the language. Supervisory experience preferred.

Electronic submission of applications is required. Submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/17317. Please send a (max 20-minute) teaching demo (USB) to: Chinese Language Search Committee Department of Asian Studies Cornell University 350 Rockefeller Hall Ithaca, NY 14853-2502. We will also accept online videos. Include the relevant link in the application letter. Other inquiries can be made via e-mail to: asianstudiesjobs@cornell.edu.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students, and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer. Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

Chinese Flagship Lead Instructor – Visiting Faculty (Location: Provo, Utah)

This position has a key role in Brigham Young University’s Chinese Flagship Program. The incumbent will teach advanced language courses in the Chinese Flagship Program and will be involved in departmental development activities. Responsibilities include (a) assisting in training new Flagship faculty ; (b) hiring, supervising and training other Flagship graduate assistants, tutors and student instructors ; (c) interviewing and selecting students for program participation ; (d) providing feedback about student progress and language proficiency of each participant. Relevant teaching experience is required at the college level, preferably at the advanced level. Teaching experience with computer-aided instruction and online resources is preferred. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in working with advanced directed studies courses for Chinese Flagship students, independent study courses, and Chinese for special purposes.

Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in Chinese language, linguistics, or related field. Required degree must be in hand by the start date. Brigham Young University is an equal opportunity employer. All faculty are required to abide by the university’s Honor Code and Dress & Grooming Standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Please submit resume at BYU Y Jobs ( https://yjobs.byu.edu/ ). More detailed job requirements can also be found there.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Chinese as a Second Language (Location: Kunshan, Jiangsu, China)

Duke Kunshan University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Chinese language (Assistant or Associate Professor) in its Language and Culture Center. DKU offers an innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees, and the Language and Culture Center provides Chinese language courses at all levels to international students in this program. The successful candidate for this position may teach Chinese language courses at any level, but one component of this position will involve teaching upper level Chinese courses that have both content and language skill components.

The position starts in July 2021. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field (e.g. Chinese, applied linguistics, East Asian languages and cultures), and language teaching experience. In addition to mastery of spoken and written Chinese, candidates must also have strong English skills. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach courses in traditional or modern Chinese culture (especially as related to the Jiangnan region) and/or intercultural communication. Ability to speak and coach learners of other languages (e.g. Japanese, Korean, Spanish) or other varieties of Chinese (e.g. Shanghainese, Suzhounese, Cantonese) is also an asset. Candidates should show promise of being able to produce the level and quality of research publication necessary for success in tenure review.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching/research statement, and also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16994. The search committee also invites letters of nomination for potential candidates. Questions about the positions and nominations and may be sent to lcc-search@dukekunshan.edu.cn using “Language and Culture Search” as the subject line. Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2020; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DKU is a partnership of Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn/). Our campus provides an elite, interdisciplinary liberal arts experience to a student body that will number 2000. The DKU model draws on the best of Duke’s educational experience and resources to reimagine undergraduate instruction in an intimate campus setting. A highly selective institution with an acceptance rate of <8%, the current student body represents over 50 countries. Students receive a DKU and a Duke degree. The current faculty to student ratio is 7:1. The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train. DKU provides competitive compensation, benefits and start-up packages. As an international intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, DKU welcomes outstanding faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to a global learning and research environment. DKU particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and minorities.

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.