Associate Professor of the Practice, Chinese Language Coordinator (Middletown, CT)
Wesleyan University’s College of East Asian Studies (CEAS) invites applications for an Associate Professor of the Practice in East Asian Studies who will serve as our Chinese Language Coordinator beginning 1 July 2020.
This is a 9-month position, for an initial four-year term, with the possibility of renewal and promotion. Teaching responsibilities include teaching five courses covering all levels of Chinese. Language Coordinator responsibilities include: managing the Chinese language program, with the primary responsibility of developing the Chinese language curriculum; conducting language placement exams; hiring and training Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, undergraduate teaching assistants, course assistants, and language partners; and organizing our Chinese Language Lunch program, as well as other co-curricular activities.
The College of East Asian Studies is a three-year, interdisciplinary major program that offers its students and faculty extensive opportunities for interaction in East Asian languages. It is expected that the appointee will be an active participant in the College’s activities. CEAS and the University also emphasize the teacher-scholar model and welcome candidates that are eager to engage in this pedagogical approach, as well as use innovative teaching methods that incorporate technology and content-based pedagogy. Minimum qualifications are an MA in Chinese language, literature, or related field, at least five years’ experience teaching Chinese language as an instructor at the college level in the United States.
To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7239. A complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and documentation of teaching experience, including teaching statement, course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement (or cover letter), we invite you to describe your cultural competencies, experiences engaging a diverse student body, and any experience guiding or directing summer study abroad programs. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/7239.