Chinese (Mandarin) Language and Culture Support Instructor, Defense Critical Language and Culture

North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

The Chinese (Mandarin) Language and Culture Support Instructor assists the foreign language training team in all aspects of providing quality instruction to U.S. military and government personnel in intensive language and culture courses delivered in person and over video-teleconferencing (VTC).

The Support Instructor must be fluent in Chinese (Mandarin) language and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English. They must have a high level of knowledge in current teaching methodologies and be comfortable with teaching through technology using Video-Teleconferencing (VTCs), Smartboards, and iPads. They must also be able to work productively in a group (team teaching, active coordination, extensive collaboration), and also work effectively in an independent mode.

The position is located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, other location dependent upon mission requirements, or at the request of our customers or as determined by the DCLCP Director. Due to instruction conducted at multiple training sites, some travel may be required for instructors.

Specific duties for this position include:

  • Supports Chinese language instructional team with curriculum development, scheduling, student administration and academic progress, student advising and tutoring, classroom observations, grammar clinics, testing/quizzes/placement/other assessments, after-course evaluation and improvement,
  • Conducts initial learner orientation and strategy review sessions with each class, communicates course goals, graduation proficiency requirements, and other program requirements as needed.
  • Educates instructors on using on-line class technologies, and in class technology (Starboard).
  • Monitors students’ grades and performance systematically; intervenes when necessary.
  • Maintains official records of counseling sessions, recommendations, individualized lesson plans, and action plans made to students.
  • Substitutes in classes and supports last-minute changes/decisions when necessary.
  • Completes assigned tasks from the DCLCP Manager of Academic Programs (MAP) in a timely manner.
  • Attends weekly meetings with language faculty and attends DCLCP weekly and other meetings as needed.
  • Collaborates with the DCLCP Manager of Academic Programs (MAP) on course accreditation submission requirements.

Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree (language and/or literature), linguistics (applied linguistics is preferred), History, Anthropology, or any related field
  • Must have experience in instructing Chinese (Mandarin) language and culture.
  • Must have experience in curriculum development for Chinese (Mandarin) language materials.
  • Applicant must score advanced in English as tested against the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI); required to take the OPI before selection and must score superior in Chinese (Mandarin).
  • Individual must be able to pass a Criminal Background Investigation.
  • Must have knowledge of current teaching methodologies and practices in the classroom and experience utilizing advanced classroom technologies.
  • Must be able to work productively within a team and independently.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in relevant field
  • Experience in intensive language instruction, particularly in a military or government setting.
About the Defense Critical Language/Culture Program (DCLCP) at the Mansfield Center

The Defense Critical Language/Culture Program (DCLCP) at the Mansfield Center develops and presents comprehensive language and regional studies/cultural awareness courses, courseware, and supporting materials designed to prepare DOD and USG employees for overseas deployment. These courses and materials will be specifically designed to meet DoD requirements, and may include, but not be limited to, languages such as Chinese, Arabic, Dari, Persian, Indonesian, French, Russian, Pashto, and Korean. Additionally, these courses and materials will include a substantial regional and cultural studies component. DCLCP will also develop synchronous online learning modules and Apple Apps for language and culture instruction in coordination with Department of Defense (DoD) entities.

Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment In accordance with University policy; finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans’ or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References *References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility. All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

How to Apply

Priority Application Date: May 27, 2021 by 11:59 PM (Mountain Time)

Application review will begin after the date above and continue until the position is filled. Start date expected in June 2021.

Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below.

*Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

A complete application Includes:

  • Letter of Interest – addressing your qualifications and experience related the stated required skills for the position.
  • Detailed Resume – listing education and describing work experience.
  • Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Job Location Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States
Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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