Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer, World Languages & Literatures

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor or Lecturer of Chinese

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Skidmore College invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting position in Chinese language instruction for the 2021-22 academic year. Successful candidates will teach five courses of the Chinese language at all levels (with the possibility of one course in English on Chinese language and culture, satisfying the College's non-western/global culture requirement) over two semesters. Minimum requirements include Ph.D. or ABD, preferably in applied linguistics, language pedagogy, and instructional technology; excellent record in teaching Mandarin at the college level in the U.S.; native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English; and being competent to teach traditional and simplified writing systems.

A complete application dossier should include the following: a cover letter explaining your qualifications and experience, a statement of teaching philosophy, a current CV, samples of teaching materials development, and three letters of recommendation. Additionally, a teaching demo in the form of a link to a video of one instructional session (45-55 minutes) is required. The deadline for applications is April 30th. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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