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Academic Specialist, Pedagogy, IU Chinese Language Flagship Center

Indiana University- Bloomington
Bloomington, Indiana
$47,500 - $57,500 plus fringe benefits
Posted Date
Feb 27, 2023

The Chinese Flagship Center at Indiana University Bloomington is seeking a full-time Pedagogy Specialist. This position has a flexible starting date, with the expectation that a selected finalist will begin in this role no later than August 1, 2023. The Chinese Flagship Program provides undergraduate students from any school or major at IU the opportunity to attain professional-level language proficiency in Mandarin through classroom learning, co-curricular activities, and overseas study and internship including an entire “Capstone” year in China. The Pedagogy Specialist fulfills a critical role to the program’s success by providing pedagogical expertise and assisting the Director with the program’s academic activities. The position also provides limited administrative support.

The position teaches at least one (1) course per year offered by the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Provides collaborative leadership in developing and implementing the center’s academic activities including curricular, co-curricular, and overall program design; instructor recruitment and training; and student application reviews. Provides limited administrative support in areas including grant writing, program articulation with administrative structures, program promotion and recruitment, and center staff supervision.

Master’s degree or higher in Chinese, linguistics, language pedagogy, or related fields; at least two years of Chinese language teaching experience in a college or comparable setting (preferably at the advanced and superior levels); expertise and experience in curriculum and material design; and native or near-native proficiency in both English and Chinese. Candidates must also be good collaborators and able to communicate with diverse audiences.

PhD preferred in Chinese, linguistics, language pedagogy, or related fields. Familiarity with assessment and ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines; training and teaching experience in Chinese pedagogy; previous administrative experience is desirable.

Curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (such as course descriptions, syllabi, teaching evaluations, and/or video clips of classroom teaching), three letters of reference, and a diversity statement are required components of application materials portfolio.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, but materials received by April 7, 2023, will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to the Chinese Flagship Director, Professor Yea-Fen Chen at Questions regarding the technical application submission process may be directed to Mr. Zac Muller at

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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