Lecturer in Chinese (Tempe, AZ)

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

Required Qualifications:

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

Desired Qualifications:

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

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

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