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Full-Time Lecturer in Chinese Language

Employer
University of Pennsylvania
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

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Full-Time Lecturer in Chinese Language


Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Feb 09, 2024
Deadline:

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania announces the availability of a position as full-time Lecturer in the Chinese Language Program beginning in Fall, 2024. The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean. Employee benefits are provided. Applicants for the position should demonstrate a primary focus on language education, and have received at least a Master's degree, and preferably a PhD in Education, Chinese (Mandarin) Language, Literature, Linguistics or a related field. Native or near-native competency in Mandarin language and fluency in English are required. Preference will be given to applicants with significant teaching experience at all levels of Chinese language at post-secondary institutions in the United States. Knowledge of and experience in current trends in second/foreign language teaching methodologies, especially content-based instruction, and meaningful application of technologies in language instruction are highly desirable. Duties include teaching Mandarin language classes (six classes per academic year) at any assigned levels, holding regular office hours, attending weekly meetings of the Chinese Language Program, and working with the Director of the Language Program and East Asia faculty on curriculum development and program articulation.

We seek candidates who share our strong commitment to research, teaching and mentoring, and to a scholarly community shaped by values of inclusive excellence. The School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community of students, scholars, researchers, and staff that reflects the diversity of our world. We nurture working and learning environments that are affirming, equitable, and inclusive. As a community, we are committed to thoughtful discussions and dynamic interactions as we strive for an environment where everyone is supported and valued. Please see our School's Inclusion and Antiracism Initiatives to learn more about our active priorities: https://www.sas.upenn.edu/2020-inclusion-and-anti-racism-initiatives.Candidates should apply online at: http://apply.interfolio.com/140421 .


Qualifications


Application Instructions
Please submit: a cover letter, CV, teaching statement; and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide a recommendation letter. We also encourage the applicants to upload additional documents if available: 1) recent teaching evaluations including written comments, 2) a link to a video recording of a class, and 3) a description of the video and relevant materials. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see http://www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html). The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.



To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/140421

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).
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