Chinese Language Teaching Assistant (Lancaster, PA)
Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a one-year Teaching Assistant (Drill Instructor) in the Chinese Language Program for the academic year 2018-19. The successful applicant should have experience teaching Chinese at the college level in the United States with native or near native proficiency in modern standard Chinese.
A B.A. degree in Chinese or related field and some experience teaching Chinese at the college level is preferred. The successful candidate will teach drill sessions to beginning level students of Chinese and individual tutoring sessions to students of different levels.
Applicants must submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/47903): letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, and a sampling of teaching evaluations. Applicants should arrange for the direct submission to Interfolio of two letters of recommendation. The deadline for submitting application is February 5, 2018. The review of application materials will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled.
The search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, sex, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic. Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at 717-358-3995.
Position Purpose: The Lower School for Boys Chinese teacher inspires our students with a dynamic curriculum that develops and strengthens language skills and pushes them to better understand the world beyond our campus.
Essential Functions • Helps all students to develop speaking, reading, writing, and listening skills in Chinese, and to develop an appreciation of Chinese culture. • Develops an engaging and vibrant classroom environment that nurtures students’ natural curiosity about the world. • Prepares creative and interactive hands-on activities, community experiences, and course materials. • Evaluates students’ class work and assignments. • Maintains student records, examples of their class work, and writes progress reports twice a year. • Participates in and attends Parent/Admissions events as required. • Collaborates with other Chinese and homeroom teachers to create, support, and maintain parity among parallel courses. • Develops positive relationships with families in order to support student learning. • Keeps abreast of developments in the teaching field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional development. • Other duties as assigned by the department chair and/or division head.
Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree or post-graduate work in Chinese or in teaching Chinese as a second language; master’s degree preferred. • Prior teaching experience preferred, particularly with lower or middle school aged students. • Strong classroom management strategies; Responsive Classroom training preferred. • Superior skills in teaching Chinese as a second language to children. • Demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching and learning. • Compassionate and knowledgeable in delivering content to students with diverse learning styles. • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building. • Demonstrated deep understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, inclusivity, and multiculturalism. • Organized, detail-oriented, dependable, and capable of taking initiative. • Comfortable using technology both in and out of the classroom.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment • Must be able to work effectively in a demanding environment where deadlines, unexpected student issues, and varying challenges compete for one’s attention. • Must be able to work actively around the classroom for extended periods of time. • Must be able to enjoy the convenience of an urban environment that maintains close contact with its natural environment. • Essential functions require maintaining physical condition necessary for activities such as sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, crouching, stooping, squatting, and lifting an average of 30 lbs. • Regularly use close and distance vision. • Turn, reach, and occasionally climb. • Work in a traditional climate-controlled environment.
Visiting Chinese Position at Pomona College (Claremont, CA)
The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at Pomona College invites applications for a full-time 2-year visiting position in Chinese to begin August 2018. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. This position carries a 3-2 teaching load. Area of specialization open, but preference will be given to applicants with training in applied linguistics, second language pedagogy, or contemporary Chinese literature and culture. This is a restricted local search, the college is unable to pay travel expenses.
Location: District-Wide (Kenosha/Racine/Walworth Counties), WI
Job Type: Adjunct Part-Time
Division: General Studies Division
Job Number: 17534
The purpose of this posting is to create a pool of qualified applicants to draw from, as needed, for temporary assignments.
Under the supervision of the Dean, General Studies, this individual will be considered when adjunct and/or substitute instructors are needed to teach Chinese I. Needs may become available prior to or during each semester. Adjunct instructors are required to implement effective learning strategies, deliver high quality instruction, assess student learning, and work closely with full time instructor in this area helping to advise students. Adjunct instructors are hired on a per course basis.
Plan and teach courses which fulfill the current curriculum goals and objectives.
Prepare a course syllabus, which includes course requirements, attendance requirements, grading criteria.
Assess student performance and advise students on academic issues
Adhere to class schedules. Meet attendance standards.
Remain current in practices, trends and research related to areas of specialization or assignment.
Employ appropriate assessment techniques to measure student performance in achieving course goals and objectives.
Identify and assess students who are in need of additional instruction to successfully complete the course objectives and provide additional instruction to those students as needed.
Check email or Blackboard for student rosters and other information as required.
Maintain confidentiality relating to student matters.
Participate in college, campus and department evaluation processes.
Attend adjunct faculty meetings as scheduled.
Interact constructively with resident faculty.
Promote the education/training program, participate in efforts to recruit and retain students, and participate in efforts to market Gateway.
Comply with college policies and procedures and department guidelines.
Perform other job related duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Chinese or Chinese Language, Literature, or Linguistics
Must be able to develop Chinese I curriculum.
Experience teaching adults in an accredited, degree granting, post-secondary educational institution.
Other Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
It is essential that all adjuncts have basic computer skills to be able to utilize various software systems for student correspondence and grades.
Ability to work with a diverse group of related students.
Skilled in teaching a wide range of related subjects.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Effective problem solving skills.
Flexible schedule to accommodate day, evening and weekend students.
START DATE: ASAP DIVISION/LOCATION: General Studies, District-Wide (Kenosha, Racine and Elkhorn) FLSADESIGNATION: Exempt
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employment is contingent upon an acceptable background/reference check.
Employment eligibility for the United States.
Gateway does not sponsor employment based visas.
Must participate in competency based professional development (FQAS)
Flexibility is needed to accommodate day, evening and weekend students.
Must have a valid driver's license and reliable transportation to travel within the District.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex or national origin. Gateway Technical College is an Equal Opportunity/Access Educator/Employer operating under an Affirmative Action Plan. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability and need special accommodation for the application process, please contact Human Resources at 262-564-2358.
General Summary: The University of North Georgia is seeking applications for a faculty position for the Summer Language Institute. The Summer Language Institute (SLI) is an intensive, residential language program. The SLI covers the content of two semesters (1001 + 1002) of language learning in a 6-week period. The successful candidate will design active, engaging, communicative lessons for an eight-hour day, six days a week immersion program. These lessons must aim at achieving a minimum proficiency of Novice-high/Intermediate-low in the ACTFL scale and focus on students' competencies, knowledge and skills in aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing Arabic, and assist in appreciating and understanding the culture of the countries where Arabic is spoken.
Faculty report June 13, 2018. Program dates: June 16 - July 29, 2018.
Located in the fastest-growing region of the state, the University of North Georgia is a multi-campus university with an enrollment of over 19,000 students, making it one of the largest institutions in the University System of Georgia. UNG is focused on a mission of educational excellence, leadership development and community engagement opportunities that develop students into leaders for a diverse and global society. Through a variety of educational pathways that provide access and range from certificates and associate degrees to a professional doctoral program, UNG is responsive to regional education and economic development needs. Federally designated as a senior military college, one of the university's signature leadership programs is its 800-member Corps of Cadets on UNG's Dahlonega Campus.
Job Duties & Responsibilities: The faculty member will:
Teach first-year and/or second-year Chinese language using the UNG program design and curriculum.
Teach comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing utilizing a communicative approach to language teaching which is compatible with the basic instructional philosophy of the SLI.
Prepare lessons which enhance students' understanding and appreciation of culture of countries where Chinese is spoken. Monitor and assess student work. Maintain appropriate student assessment records.
Supervise language tutors and resident tutors.
Work collaboratively with other SLI language instructors to design language appropriate activities.
Special Instructions to Applicants: If you received any graduate degrees from an institution outside the United States, you must provide a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Find a full list of NACES members at http://www.naces.org/members.htm.
Please submit contact information for three professional references.
Employer Information: All employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by the University of North Georgia in its sole discretion. The University of North Georgia, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sex or national origin, age, disability, religion, genetics or veteran status. Georgia is an open records state. Also, UNG is a federal contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans.
We provide equal employment opportunities to minorities, females, protected veterans, and disabled individuals, as well as other protected groups.
Colby College seeks to fill a one year Faculty Fellow position in Chinese language within the East Asian Studies Department. The successful applicant will teach Chinese language at all levels. The Faculty Fellow position is for 4 courses per year. Job responsibilities will begin September 1, 2018. We are seeking a dynamic individual with demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. Candidates must have at least an MA degree. Ph. D and prior college level Chinese language teaching experience is preferred. To apply for this position send a letter of application (cover letter) that explains your interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and a representative sample of current scholarship via Interfolio at the following link, http://apply.interfolio.com/47089. Review of applications will begin February 10 and will continue until the position is filled.
Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu
Duke Kunshan University invites applications for faculty positions (rank open) teaching Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) in its Language and Culture Center. In summer 2018, DKU will launch an innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees. For this new program, Language and Culture Center faculty will provide Chinese language instruction to international students, faculty, and staff. Positions begin in summer 2018.
All candidates must have a graduate degree, MA or PhD, in a relevant field such as foreign language teaching (teaching Chinese or other languages), and have experience teaching Chinese or other languages. In addition to a mastery of written and spoken Chinese, candidates should also have strong English skills. Preference will be given to candidates who have also studied the following: • Language learning (especially motivation and language learning strategies). • Chinese culture (literature, history, etc.), especially relating to the culture of the Jiangnan region. • Intercultural communication.
Preference will be given to candidates who, in addition to Mandarin/Putonghua and English, also speak other languages, including other major varieties of Chinese (e.g. Shanghainese, Suzhounese, Cantonese). Similarly, a record of scholarly activity, such as publication or conference presentation, while not essential, is an asset.
DKU is a partnership between Duke University, Wuhan University and the Municipality of Kunshan, China (https://dukekunshan.edu.cn).* The DKU campus is 37 miles west of Shanghai in Kunshan, and is connected to Shanghai via an 18-minute high-speed train and a subway-light rail train system. DKU provides competitive compensation, benefits, and start-up packages.
As an international intellectual community that encourages diversity, openness and creative learning, DKU welcomes outstanding faculty from around the world who contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to a global learning and research environment. DKU particularly welcomes applications from underrepresented groups and minorities.
*Duke Kunshan University (DKU) is accredited by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of the People’s Republic of China. Duke University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) in the United States to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctorate degrees. Duke Kunshan University is not accredited by SACSCOC and the accreditation of Duke University does not extend to or include Duke Kunshan University or its students. Further, although Duke University agrees to accept certain course work from Duke Kunshan University to be applied toward an award from Duke University, that course work may not be accepted by other colleges or universities in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Duke University. The decision to accept course work in transfer from any institution is made by the institution considering the acceptance of credits or course work.
Job Title: Chinese Flagship Instructor – Visiting Faculty (2 positions)
Desired start date: 09/01/2018 Posting close date: 11/17/2018
Lead Flagship Instructor Information (Ph.D level)
Degree: Ph.D. in Chinese language, linguistics, or related field. Experience: Teaching experience at the college level, preferably at the advanced level. Teaching experience with computer-aided instruction and online resources. Will take a leadership role in working with advanced directed studies courses for Chinese Flagship students, independent study courses, and Chinese for special purposes. Duties/Expectations: This position has a key role in the Chinese Flagship Program. The incumbent will teach advanced language courses in the Chinese Flagship Program and will be involved in departmental development activities. Will assist in training new Flagship faculty. Will hire, supervise and train other Flagship graduate assistants, tutors and student instructors. Will be involved in interviewing and selecting students for program participation. Will provide feedback about student progress and language proficiency of each participant. For more information about the Chinese Flagship Center, please visit our website at http://chineseflagship.byu.edu/.
Flagship Instructor Information (MA level)
Degree: MA in Chinese language, linguistics, or related field. Experience: Teaching experience at the college level, preferably at the advanced level. Teaching experience with computer-aided instruction and online resources. Will work collaboratively with lead instructor in working with advanced conversation and debate courses for Chinese Flagship students, independent study courses as needed and will teach pre-advanced and early students as well. Duties/Expectations: This position has an important role in the Chinese Flagship Program. The incumbent will teach advanced conversation and debate courses in the Chinese Flagship Program and will be involved in departmental development activities. Will work closely with other Flagship faculty in meeting the academic needs of Flagship students. Will be involved in interviewing and selecting students for program participation. Will provide feedback about student progress and language proficiency of each participant.
NOTE: YOU MUST submit a formal application at the above website. We will not accept CVs to an email as they will not be considered.
Information required at the time of application – Please list the contact information for three recommenders on the faculty application. They may be contacted and required to submit their letters of reference electronically at some point during the selection process. Document(s) required at the time of application – Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae and a cover letter to the faculty application. Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability
School Aged Teacher -Mandarin Immersion Program (Laguna Niguel, CA) Teacher – Mandarin Immersion Program
Full-Time and/or Part-Time – Hourly
*Must be able to speak/read/write in Traditional Mandarin*
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The YMCA of Orange County staff are committed to teaching youth positive life skills, values and the importance of giving back. In our communities, our staff support and strengthen families by offering quality experiences that are affordable and life-enriching. Our staff encourage participation by all members of our community and create an environment where everyone aspires to be their best. Each day, we work side-by-side with others to strengthen the foundations of our communities.
POSITION OVERVIEW: Support Childcare leadership in providing leadership and supervision of a childcare program. Assume full leadership of childcare program in Childcare Director’s absence. Ensure implementation of YMCA curriculum while providing care, guidance and developmental experiences in accordance with YMCA guidelines and state licensing requirements. Supervise children, and may supervise staff, in a safe environment as required by the Childcare Director and site needs. Supervise/teach up to 28 school-age children (ages 5-12) in before and/or after school programs with the assistance of other staff per Title 22 requirements.
DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES: ◾Provide supervision and set and maintain limits for school-age children using positive reinforcement. ◾Assist with training and evaluation of staff. ◾Treat children, parents, and staff with dignity and respect. ◾Maintain a clean environment; be responsible for maintenance of equipment & supplies. ◾Maintain good public relations with parents and communicate with the Childcare Director. ◾Assist with Parent Advisory Council meetings and maintain positive relationships with school representatives. ◾Ensure the health and safety of all children, including following reporting and release procedures of children. ◾Demonstrate and teach the character development values of respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, trustworthiness and citizenship. ◾Follow & enforce safety regulations & other YMCA, school, and Licensing Title 22 policies and procedures. ◾Oversee program operations when Childcare Director is absent. ◾Assist with YMCA Member Involvement program and annual YMCA Campaign. ◾Carries out all responsibilities in an honest, ethical and professional manner.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: ◾Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications REQUIRED SKILLS: ◾Must be 18 years of age. ◾High School Diploma or equivalent. ◾Must be able to speak/read/write in Traditional Mandarin. ◾12 college units with 6 units in Child Development, Education or related field & 6 units in Psychology, Sociology, Recreation, Physical Education, Art, Music, or related field. ◾Pediatric (EMSA) First Aid and Pediatric (EMSA) CPR certifications must be completed within 90 days of hire. ◾At least 1 year experience working with children in a group environment. ◾Excellent verbal communication skills. ◾Strong customer and results orientation. ◾Ability to interact effectively at all ages, levels and across diverse cultures. ◾Ability to be an effective member of project teams.
PREFFERED SKILLS: ◾2 years of Teaching experience.
At the YMCA, strengthening community is our cause. With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y serves Orange County through seven (7) Health & Wellness centers (Laguna Niguel, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Fullerton, Yorba Linda, and Santa Ana) and over 50 Afterschool Program centers. YMCA programs celebrate and honor common values of respect, responsibility, honesty, and caring by infusing character development into the foundation and practice of all our programs; from youth sports and group exercise classes to parent/child programs and community services– Y programs build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. The YMCA of Orange County is a nonprofit, charitable organization that serves the entire community. Donations support our scholarship program and Our Commitment – To strive to keep programs open for all. Whether you are looking to get fit, give back, or meet new friends, the Y has something for you! www.ymcaoc.org
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*Eligibility requirements, employee handbook and job description to be provided at hire. All candidates must be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
Chinese American International School seeks candidates for two Lower School Leadership Positions
Chinese American International School (CAIS) is conducting an extraordinary search for a team of two educational leaders to guide our 330-student lower school. CAIS is committed to building its cohesive, all school leadership team around the strengths, experiences and passions of its individual leaders; accordingly the configuration and specific responsibilities of both positions are being deliberately held open. Rather than evaluate candidates against a set list of criteria, we will assess each candidate’s particular gifts and ultimately decide on the best way to leverage those gifts vis-a-vis the school’s needs and the complementary skill sets of other members of our leadership team. We want consequential leaders who will make an impact on our school culture and programs. If this interests and excites you, please read on!
IMPORTANT AREAS OF FOCUS FOR OUR NEW LOWER SCHOOL LEADERS
At CAIS we value honest self assessment, thoughtful self reflection, intentional planning and focused implementation. We are known as an ambitious school, and in recent years we have introduced and implemented a number of significant initiatives in the areas of overseas programing, student support services, systematic assessment in Chinese, reading and writing workshop across languages, educational technology, integrated curriculum units across subjects and languages, the arts, diversity equity and inclusion, and daily scheduled PLC time, to name a few. We are particularly keen to identify new lower school leaders who can help us make consequential progress in the areas of: ● Social emotional learning (SEL) and community building ● Diversity, equity and inclusion ● Establishing a culture of professional learning communities
CANDIDATE SKILLS, EXPERIENCES, AND POTENTIAL
We will look for candidates who possess several (though of course not all) of the following:
● Significant teaching experience required with demonstrated success (we will consider current teacher leaders with demonstrated potential for one of the two positions) ● Successful leadership experience in schools (at least one of the positions will be filled with an experienced school leader) ● Chinese (Mandarin) language proficiency (while not a requirement, we will almost certainly hire one Chinese speaking candidate) ● Experience with/commitment to language immersion and multilingualism ● Commitment to fostering a school environment rooted in kindness and respect where all members feel a sense of belonging ● Interest in and success with school community building and social emotional learning ● Interest in/experience with instructional coaching and developing faculty ● Experience with strategies for differentiated curriculum, instruction and assessment ● Comfort and competence with multiple pedagogies, e.g., project based learning, experiential learning, blended learning, design thinking, etc. ● Knowledge of designing physical learning environments ● Strong strategic thinking skills and the ability to turn ideas and strategies into action ● Ability to manage change initiatives ● Ability to foster teamwork and collaboration among lower school faculty across grades, subjects and languages ● Ability to work closely and collaboratively with the whole school educational leadership team ● Outstanding communication skills, including public speaking, interpersonal communication, and writing ● Ability to make tough decisions and deliver difficult news with compassion, clarity and firmness ● An interest in early childhood education and aligning early childhood and lower school programs ● Overseas experience ● Outstanding work ethic ● Patience, good humor, humility, and perseverance