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/.


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.

Lecturer in Chinese Language (Evanston, IL)

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY and the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures invite applications for two full-time benefits-eligible Lecturers in Chinese language. These are for one-year positions, starting September 1, 2020. The successful candidates will work with existing faculty members in the Chinese Language Program and must be able to teach the novice to advanced Chinese language courses for both heritage and non-heritage language learners. Duties include teaching up to nine quarter-long courses at all levels. Applicants are required to have 1) a Master’s Degree (Ph.D. is preferred) in foreign language pedagogy, second language education, Chinese language/linguistics, applied linguistics, or other related fields, 2) teaching experience in U.S. higher education, 3) native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English. More information on the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures can be found at http://www.alc.northwestern.edu/. Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi and teaching evaluations), teaching statement, and three references. For full consideration, a video recording of the applicant’s classroom teaching demonstration should be made available electronically. The online application form can be found here: https://www.alc.northwestern.edu/about/open-faculty-positions/. Questions may be addressed to: asianlac@northwestern.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The review of applications will start on March 31, 2020. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Chinese Language Fellow (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Vassar College Chinese Language Fellow Department: Chinese & Japanese Department Duration of Position: Academic year / Part time Position Type: Administrator Posting Removal Date: Open Until Filled Posting Number: 1001787 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 with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for a difference. Candidates who can contribute to that goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply. Vassar College is a smoke-free campus Position Summary and Responsibilities Vassar College invites applications for Chinese Language Fellow (Intern) for the 2020-21 academic year (late August, 2020 through May, 2021).

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 Review of applications will begin immediately; this position will remain open until filled. To Apply All applicants must apply online at: https://apptrkr.com/1785756. 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. jeid-f9efb2440efdc448ad4dfc3f1159b517 Copyright ©2017 Jobelephant.com

Chinese Language Lecturer (Nashville, TN)

The Asian Studies Program at Vanderbilt University seeks to make a non-tenure-track, full-time appointment in Chinese language instruction. The rank is Lecturer, to begin with an initial one-year appointment in fall 2020. Renewal is conditional upon performance review. Review of completed application files will begin on February 10, 2020 and will remain open until the position is successfully filled. Further Info about the Asian Studies Program at Vanderbilt: http://as.vanderbilt.edu/asianstudies/ Candidates for the position should have at least an M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Chinese Pedagogy, Chinese Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, and/or related fields. Candidates possessing a Ph.D. or similar terminal degree in their area of study are preferred. Native or near-native fluency in spoken and written Chinese and a strong command of English are required. The ability to teach a proficiency-based curriculum at all levels of Chinese and a familiarity with team-teaching are preferred attributes. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, teaching evaluations, a website link with a teaching demonstration video, and transcripts, as well as three confidential letters of reference, should be uploaded to http://apply.interfolio.com/72645.

Director of Chinese Studies and World Languages (Hong Kong)

Director of Chinese Studies and World Languages

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. HKIS is accredited by the United States’ Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and is a member of the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS). Founded in 1966 by a partnership between the American community and the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, HKIS seeks to develop an educational community that lives out the words of its mission statement, while striving towards its vision: MISSION Dedicating our minds to inquiry, our hearts to compassion, and our lives to service and global understanding An American-style education, grounded in the Christian faith and respecting the spiritual lives of all VISION HKIS will be a leading place of learning that inspires a socially engaged community of collaborative, creative and resilient learners dedicated to realizing their full potential. HKIS provides educational excellence with a difference. We focus on developing the whole child and are 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 our students, to ensure a solid foundation for a university education and a well-rounded life. Admissions qualifications are selective rather than competitive. Students must demonstrate English language competency and an academic record to succeed in a rigorous college-preparatory environment. HKIS also aims to continually expand the cultural diversity of the school; our students come from over 40 nations. HKIS embeds six Student Learning Results into our academic and co-curricular programs: Academic Excellence Students will achieve their intellectual potential by striving for and attaining the highest standards of academic excellence. Spirituality Students will understand and respect Christianity and other religions and will identify and develop their own spiritual identity. Character Development Students will demonstrate respectful and caring attitudes at school and in the community, as well as the courage to stand up for what is right. Self-Motivated Learning Students willingly apply a variety of learning and motivation strategies throughout their learning process. Contributing to Society Students will develop the skills they need to form genuine relationships in our diverse society and to make contributions to our community. Chinese Culture Students will gain an understanding of China and an appreciation of the Chinese culture. Position Summary The Director of Chinese Studies and World Languages provides leadership for the overall quality of HKIS’ 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.

Qualifications • Degree in second language acquisition; advanced degree and/or certification in educational leadership or administration • Successful leadership experience in developing a Chinese Studies program in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment; World Languages Program development an advantage • Has managed and supervised a team of 20+ faculty within a robust performance appraisal system; experience with performance-based compensation preferred • Solid conceptual and applied knowledge of current research and trends in education, particularly in relation to language acquisition • Second language teaching experience and understanding of knowledge and skills that have the greatest impact on teacher effectiveness • Experience in a diverse school setting with proven success working with a diverse student population from a variety of cultural, social and religious backgrounds; international school experience an advantage • Successful implementation of a major program change or initiative • As a school grounded in the Christian faith, HKIS hires Christian teachers and administrators as well as those of other faiths. HKIS seeks to hire candidates who are interested in the complex questions of faith and spirituality and who are keen to learn and interact with others of different faith traditions Skills • Enjoys children and can articulate their needs at various stages of their development • Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to develop positive and respectful conversations with others, resolve interpersonal conflicts, and listen and provide constructive feedback • Skilled communicator; highly develop abilities to write and speak to large groups and diverse audiences • Ability to effectively balance supporting faculty growth with ensuring performance standards are being met • Group leadership skills, including a repertoire of strategies for involving people in decisions and building teams • Attitude of a servant leader, focused on serving others; a strong commitment to the HKIS Mission and Student Learning Results Key Areas of Responsibility • Collaborate with Principals in the recruitment, supervision and evaluation of Chinese Studies and World Languages faculty • Provide leadership for the establishment, development, improvement and evaluation of curriculum, program standards and benchmarks, standards-referenced assessment and reporting tools and systems while ensuring schoolwide alignment and learning outcomes are met • Provide leadership and support in the professional development of faculty to ensure continuous improvement in instruction and overall practice • Develop leadership capacities in teachers to allow for shared responsibility of instructional leadership • Provide program and other updates to the parent community through information sessions and newsletters

How to Apply

Interested candidates are asked to send their applications directly to recruitment@hkis.edu.hk by February 28, 2020. Applications should include the following: • Cover Letter • Philosophy of Education • Resume or Curriculum Vitae • References’ Contact Information Please visit our website (www.hkis.edu.hk) to learn more about our community: our beliefs, core values and learning principles and practices.

Lecturer, Chinese Language (Charlottesville, VA)

The Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position in Chinese language with an anticipated start date of August 25, 2020. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, at least a master’s level degree in a relevant field, and experience in Chinese language teaching at all levels. Knowledge of current trends in language teaching methodologies and familiarity with effective uses of technologies in language instruction are expected, as is a commitment to department service. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) teaching three courses per semester, contributing to the development of the Chinese language program, and active involvement in departmental service. This is a three-year, tenure-ineligible appointment with the possibility of renewal, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply:

Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs: search for posting #R0012154 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:

(1) cover letter that includes:

  • a brief statement of your credentials,
  • relevant past experience
  • reason for applying;
  • demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or working with diverse populations.

(2) current CV;

(3) statement of teaching philosophy;

(4) sample syllabi for at least two different levels of language instruction;

(5) dossier of previous teaching evaluations;

(6) a 15-minute unedited video of classroom language teaching; and

(7) contact information for three professional references.

***Please note that all required documents should be uploaded in the “resume” box.******Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***Review of applications will late December 2019 and, the search will remain open until filled.

Questions about this position should be directed to Ran Zhao, Search Chair, at rz4e@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at nr7f@virginia.edu.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment. UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area.

To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu.

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/. PI116693984

Chinese Teacher – Mandarin Immersion Kindergarten (Bellevue, WA)

Chinese Teacher – Mandarin Immersion Kindergarten (Bellevue, WA)

Applications accepted until date: 01/04/2020

The International Friends School is a brand new independent not for profit school on 5 stunning acres of land in Bellevue, Washington. We are committed to biliteracy, a balanced year calendar and the development of a strong sense of integrity & conservation among students.

IFS is beginning our first Kindergarten Grade in September 2020 and we need an experienced Mandarin Immersion teacher to lead the way! Our enrollment is capped at 12 students to allow each student an unparalleled experience in learning and thinking in our Studio-K. Studio-K is set up to establish a daily practice of discovery learning, literacy & math centers and maker-spaces. Our campus has 2 acres of forest and our K classroom is where teaching excellence, creativity and inspiration happens. We do not see education as a casual process but one which requires a great deal of reflection, thought and planning.

Please apply if you have:

At least two years of teaching in a Mandarin immersion lower elementary school grade.
A strong understanding of assessment, curriculum planning, collaboration and communication with parents.
A bachelors degree, teaching credential desired
A disciplined and organized teaching practice

Visit the website at ifschool.org for more information and ALL applicants can apply to Sue Brooks, Head of Schoolat sue@ifschool.org



The Department of Chinese and Japanese invites applications for a one-year appointment in Chinese beginning Fall 2020. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: Chinese Language at all levels including Literary Chinese, Chinese Literature and Culture, Chinese Linguistics, Chinese Pedagogy, or Second Language Acquisition.

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 January 31. 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 Mariko Schimmel, at [ChineseSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-3272.

Grinnell College is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and nondiscriminatory educational environment for all College community members. It is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in matters of admission, employment, and housing, and in access to and participation in its education programs, services, and activities. The college does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, religion, disability, creed, or any other protected class.

An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Lecturer in Chinese (Baltimore, MD)

The Center for Language Education (CLE) at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in CHINESE for the 2020-2021 Academic Year.

CLE is seeking an individual who is finishing up or has recently finished his/her MA or PhD with knowledge and familiarity in the most up-to-date theory and practice of language pedagogy. Faculty in the CLE share a consistent teaching philosophy across each of the language programs, and the Center offers workshops for professional development and communication of current methodologies in language teaching. Applicants should be open to furthering his/her teaching skills and working closely with fellow CLE faculty members. At least 2 years of experience as a Teaching Assistant or Lecturer in the Chinese language is strongly desired.

Responsibilities of the successful candidate include teaching a total of 12 contact hours per week.

Minimum qualifications include:

1. M.A. in Chinese Studies (with specialization in linguistics and pedagogy or applied linguistics)
2. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English
3. At least 2 years of experience (as a Teaching Assistant, etc.) in teaching Chinese as a foreign language at the university level in the U.S.
4. Strong grounding in proficiency-oriented teaching
5. Strong computer literacy (PowerPoint, Excel, etc.)
6. Must currently be eligible to be employed in the U.S.

Interested candidates must submit their application and all supporting materials by March 15, 2020, and include:

1. Letter of application (cover letter) including statement of teaching philosophy
2. Curriculum vitae
3. List of names and email addresses only of three references
4. A video demonstration of your teaching including an introduction of yourself in English and Chinese at the beginning of the video. (We do not accept DVDs by surface mail. A YouTube link address with password is acceptable.)

Your application is not considered complete until all four items above have been submitted. Please do not submit materials other than those listed via Interfolio, otherwise your application will not be considered.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to equal opportunity for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the university does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristic. The university is committed to providing qualified individuals access to all academic and employment programs, benefits and activities on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance and merit without regard to personal factors that are irrelevant to the program involved.

Language Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Chinese (Cambridge, MA)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University anticipates one or more openings for a full-time Language Instructor/Teaching Assistant in Chinese expected to begin August 1, 2020 and to extend through June 30, 2021. Language instructors (formerly Drill Instructors) assist course heads in Chinese language classes, assist in preparation of teaching materials, and teach individual drill sections. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese; a bachelor’s degree or higher; experience teaching Chinese at the college level to students whose native language is English; and computer literacy. Candidates with experience teaching intensive summer programs in China for U.S. college students (such as Harvard Beijing Academy) preferred. Candidates with a master’s degree and advanced fluency in English are also preferred. 

Interested candidates should submit:
1. A cover letter, including a description of teaching experience and philosophy and comments on any efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
2. A Curriculum Vitae
3. Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.
Candidates should also send a 20-minute video of the applicant teaching by URL (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/9433/) through the ARIeS portal, or send a USB drive with a file of the video to:
Chair, Language Instructor Search Committee
Chinese Language Program
East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department
Harvard University
5 Bryant Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

All application materials should be submitted by January 4. Please note that references will only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a complete application has been submitted online. Recommendation letters are due by January 10.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese (Northfield, MN)

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at Carleton College invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor in Chinese, to begin September 1, 2020. This is a one year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. We seek candidates who can teach Chinese courses at all levels, and are passionate about teaching in a liberal arts setting. Native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English is required.

The candidate will have Ph.D. completed or substantially completed in Chinese Language and/or related field (Literature, Cultural Studies, Visual Culture, Linguistics etc.) and will have experience in teaching Chinese language to American students at the college level. Specialty is open, but the successful candidate will also bring expertise in a second field that will expand interdisciplinary offerings at the college and attract students from outside Chinese Studies (e.g. premodern studies, translation studies, linguistics). Teaching load is six courses per year (the Carleton academic calendar consists of three 10-week terms.)

Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching Chinese language to undergraduates. The position will involve teaching in the Chinese language sequence as well as courses in the academic specialty.
Carleton is a highly selective liberal arts college with a student body of approximately 2,000. Located in the thriving two-college town of Northfield, Minnesota, it is forty-five miles from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, in easy reach of a vibrant metropolitan area that is home to three million people and rich cultural resources. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body.
For more information about our Department, and about Carleton’s interdisciplinary Asian Studies program, please visit the Asian Languages website at https://www.carleton.edu/asian-languages/ and the Asian Studies website at https://apps.carleton.edu/curricular/asst/.

To apply, please visit the Carleton College Web site at https://jobs.carleton.edu to complete the online application, including a letter of application, CV, teaching statement, and three letters of recommendation. The applicant’s teaching statement has to be framed around teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment and how to contribute to a college community that embraces a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. Candidates may also upload a teaching portfolio or other relevant teaching materials. Review of complete applications will begin in late December and will continue until the position is filled.

Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. We are committed to developing our faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

For further inquiries please contact Prof. Noboru Tomonari at: ntomonar@carleton.edu

Teacher – Chinese: Leave Replacement (New York City)

Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive preK-12 independent school serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich and challenging curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 1,700 students from PreK to 12 on two campuses — one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan. The middle school, located in the Bronx, is composed of approximately 400 students.

Fieldston Middle School is looking for an outstanding, experienced, middle school Chinese teacher, who is excited to work in a progressive school and in a highly collaborative environment to serve as a long-term sub for three levels of Chinese -6th, 7th, and 8th. Currently, we have a parental leave position between December 2nd, 2019 and January 31, 2020.

Responsibilities include teaching a full-time course load of 3 sections; serving as an advisor to a group of 10-12 students, working as a member of a grade-level interdisciplinary team, attending faculty meetings, and other shared middle school responsibilities.

Ideal candidates will be energized by employing a range of pedagogical approaches and will be excited by the opportunity to teach a diverse student body in a values based community. We are looking for candidates who have also demonstrated a commitment to addressing issues of equity, belonging, and privilege, within and outside the classroom. A passion for working with middle school students, a flexible attitude, a commitment to lifelong learning, and a sense of humor are essential.


Bachelor’s degree – Mandarin Chinese Teaching field, Masters degree preferred with Native or Native-like fluency in Chinese. Minimum 5 years of prior relevant, classroom teaching experience and strong classroom management skills. Familiar with and willing to explore student-centered, communicative pedagogical approaches. Confident of designing lessons that promote inter-cultural awareness. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues

Prior work experience in a middle school environment. Understanding of and desire to work with middle school students. Proficient in the use of technology, including Smartboards. To be considered for the above-mentioned position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, a statement of educational philosophy and contact information for three professional references to the online employment site. Please generate all documents in one single MS Word or a converted .pdf file. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. To learn more about the school by visiting the website: ecfs.org

Location of position: 3901 Fieldston Rd, The Bronx, NY 10471

Applications accepted until: 30/11/2019

Chinese Flagship Visiting Instructor Non-CFS (Provo, UT)

Classification: Non-CFS Professional

Required Degree: MA in Chinese language, linguistics, or related field.

Required degree must be in hand by the start date.

Posting Close Date: 11/15/2019

Desired start date: 09/01/2020

Experience: Teaching experience at the college level, preferably at the advanced level. Teaching experience with computer-aided instruction and online resources. Will work collaboratively with lead instructor in working with advanced conversation and debate courses for Chinese Flagship students, independent study courses as needed and will teach pre-advanced and early students as well.

Duties/Expectations: This position has an important role in the Chinese Flagship Program. The incumbent will teach advanced conversation and debate courses in the Chinese Flagship Program and will be involved in departmental development activities. Will work closely with other Flagship faculty in meeting the academic needs of Flagship students. Will be involved in interviewing and selecting students for program participation. Will provide feedback about student progress and language proficiency of each participant.

For more information about the Chinese Flagship Center, please visit our website at http://chineseflagship.byu.edu/.

Information required at the time of application – Please list the contact information for two recommenders on the faculty application. They may be contacted and required to submit their letters of reference electronically at some point during the selection process.

Document(s) required at the time of application – Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to the faculty application. This position is subject to continued administrative support. Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability. We would like to invite you to visit our careers site to complete your application.

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Applications accepted until date: 21/11/2019

Chinese Flagship Lead Instructor – Visiting Faculty (Provo, UT)

Classification: Non-CFS Professional

Desired start date: 09/01/2020

Posting close date: 11/15/2019

Required Degree: Ph.D. in Chinese language, linguistics, or related field.

Required degree must be in hand by the start date.

Experience: Teaching experience at the college level, preferably at the advanced level. Teaching experience with computer-aided instruction and online resources. Will take a leadership role in working with advanced directed studies courses for Chinese Flagship students, independent study courses, and Chinese for special purposes.

Duties/Expectations: This position has a key role in the Chinese Flagship Program. The incumbent will teach advanced language courses in the Chinese Flagship Program and will be involved in departmental development activities. Will assist in training new Flagship faculty. Will hire, supervise and train other Flagship graduate assistants, tutors and student instructors. Will be involved in interviewing and selecting students for program participation. Will provide feedback about student progress and language proficiency of each participant.

Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your two recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically

Document(s) required at the time of application – Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae and cover letter to the faculty application. This position is subject to continued administrative support.

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

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Applications accepted until date: 21/11/2019

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Language (Clinton, New York)

The Chinese Program in the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting position in Chinese Language effective July 2020. Responsibilities include teaching language courses at various levels as well as one non-language course. The teaching load is five courses. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment. Previous experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in pedagogy, foreign language education or relevant fields; be fluent in Chinese and English; and have training and experience in Chinese language teaching at the college level. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a brief statement of teaching philosophy at http://apply.interfolio.com/70246. Also, upload a teaching demonstration video to any video sharing website and indicate the link in the letter of application. Questions can be addressed to Professor Masaaki Kamiya (mkamiya@hamilton.edu). For full consideration, submit all materials by February 20, 2020. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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 http://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.

Clinical Professor (Open Rank); Director of Chinese Language (Shanghai, China)

NYU Shanghai seeks a Clinical Professor (open rank) 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.


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;
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;
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.
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.

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
Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The application deadline is December 15, 2019. The position will begin in August 2020.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation. Please visit our website https://shanghai.nyu.edu/en/about/work-here/open-positions-faculty for instructions and other information. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu.

Lecturer in Chinese (New York, NY)

Lecturer in Chinese

The Chinese Language Program of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for Lecturer in modern Chinese language, beginning in July 1, 2020. This is a full-time position 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:

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Chinese Language Instructor/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Kunshan, Suzhou, China)

Duke Kunshan University invites applications for faculty positions in Chinese language (Instructor/Lecturer/Senior Lecturer) in its Language and Culture Center. DKU offers an innovative and interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees. The Language and Culture Center provides Chinese language courses at all levels, ranging from beginning to advanced, for international students in this program. Positions start in July 2020.

All candidates must have a graduate degree in a relevant field (e.g. Chinese language teaching, foreign language education, applied linguistics), and also university-level language teaching experience. In addition to mastery of spoken and written Chinese, candidates should have strong English skills. Preference will be given to candidates who speak additional languages, have studied intercultural communication, and/or have experience working in multi-cultural settings. Experience presenting at workshops and conferences and/or writing for publication is also an asset.

Applicants should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a teaching/research statement, and should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted. Candidates are also strongly encouraged to submit a teaching demonstration video. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/14758. The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions 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 15, 2019; applications will be accepted until the positions are 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 over 1500 students and 100 faculty, with an acceptance rate of <8% and a student body represented by over 40 countries. The DKU model draws on the best of Duke’s educational experience and resources to reimagine undergraduate instruction in an intimate campus setting.

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.