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Lauder Institute and Department of East Asian Languags and Civilizations Lecturer in Chinese

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Position Information

Position Title Lauder Institute and Department of East Asian Languags and Civilizations Lecturer in Chinese
Position Type Humanities/ History/ Philosophy
Position Description

The Lauder Institute and the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invite applications for a full-time appointment as Lecturer A in Chinese. The appointment carries with it three courses per semester and is expected to begin as early as August 2017. This appointment will be for one year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years based on satisfactory performance. This term position will be reviewed according to the requirements of the School of Arts and Sciences.

Minimum qualifications are an M.A. in linguistics, applied linguistics, and/or language and literature, Ph.D. preferable. Background and/or interest in business-related areas is also preferable. Applicants must have experience teaching Chinese in a university setting, ideally at the advanced and superior levels. Experience teaching Chinese to heritage speakers of Chinese is desirable. This position requires candidates to draw upon in-depth knowledge of the cultures, societies and business practices of the Chinese-speaking business world as well as the broader East Asia region, in order to develop course materials for language use for a graduate level Chinese Language and Culture course. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and an excellent command of English. Certification as an ACTFL/ILR tester and rater and familiarity with standards-based instruction are desirable, as are experience in a supervisory role, for example as a language coordinator. Candidates are to apply at Include a cover letter, CV, short description of teaching philosophy and methods, and names and contact information for three individuals who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Pennsylvania is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Posting Date 12/09/2016
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Number 1290
Affirmative Action Statement

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania does not discriminate on the basis of 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 status in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or other University-administered programs or in its employment practices. Questions or complaints regarding this policy should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, Sansom Place East, 3600 Chestnut Street, Suite 228, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6106; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents