Chinese (Mandarin) Language and Culture Instructor, Mansfield Center DCLCP

University of Montana
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, English & Literature, English as a Second Language, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, Foreign Languages & Literatures, Other Humanities
Employment Type
Full Time

Chinese (Mandarin) Language and Culture Instructor

The Mansfield Center’s Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP) is one of the top language training centers in the nation. DCLCP provides intensive language and culture training for members of the U.S. military and other government agencies through a congressionally funded grant through the Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO). The position is located at Fort Bragg, NC; future other locations are possible dependent upon mission requirements or as determined by the Director of DCLCP. Due to instruction conducted at multiple training sites, some travel may be required for instructors. Instructor must have a valid work authorization for the U.S.

The Chinese Language and Culture Instructor assists in the development of curriculum and instructs intensive language and culture courses delivered in person and over video-teleconferencing (VTC). While classes are in session, the language instructor is responsible for 5-6 hours of teaching per day and 2-3 hours per day for lesson preparation, classroom management, administration, and supplementary curriculum development. When courses are not in session, the language instructor develops course materials for publishing and for in-class use. The language instructor is also responsible for providing assistance to the Lead Instructor in the design of course curriculum and syllabus.

The instructor must be fluent in Chinese language and demonstrate a high level of proficiency in English. The instructor may be required to take an Oral Proficiency Interview and score superior in Chinese and advanced in English prior to final selection.

The instructor 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. Instructors must be able to work productively in a group (team teaching, active coordination, extensive collaboration) and in an independent mode. The instructor must be able to create and follow syllabi without oversight.

The Chinese Instructor of Language and Culture will teach not only the language, but also teach cultural and regional studies courses in the target language or in English. Topics may include but are not limited to the geography, history, literature, natural resources, economy, government, ethnicities, etc. of Chinese-speaking areas.

The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action : Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

Position Details
  • Position is full-time, 1.0 FTE, Letter of Appointment and includes a comprehensive and competitive benefits package including Insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program.
  • Salary for this position is $64,500 per year commensurate with qualifications.
Required Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree, preferably in Chinese (Mandarin) (language and/or literature) or linguistics (applied linguistics is preferred); preference is a Ph.D.
  • Experience in instructing Chinese (Mandarin) language and culture.
  • Experience in curriculum development for Chinese language materials.
  • Knowledge of current teaching methodologies and practices in the classroom and experience utilizing advanced classroom technologies.
  • Possess adroit observational skills and be capable of offering fresh, creative solutions in difficult situations to support a language teaching team.
  • Ability to work productively within a team and independently.
  • Applicant must score advanced in English as tested against the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI), is required to take the OPI before final selection and must score superior in Chinese.
  • Possess valid work authorization for the U.S.
  • Ability to pass a Criminal Background Investigation.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in intensive language instruction, particularly in a military or government setting.
  • Ph.D. in a related field.
About the Defense Critical Language/Culture Program (DCLCP) at the Mansfield Center and UM

The Defense Critical Language and Culture Program (DCLCP), Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at the University of Montana, is dedicated to providing superlative language and cultural training for Department of Defense customers. Our instructors and staff develop and present comprehensive language and regional studies/cultural awareness courses, courseware, and supporting materials designed to support national security mission needs.

The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with more than 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere.

To learn more about the University of Montana, please visit the links below.
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 may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions.

E mployment 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: Sunday, June 12, 2022

Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications must include:
  • A letter of interest addressing the required experience and qualifications for position.
  • A current resume/CV listing education and describing work experience.
  • 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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