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Mandarin Chinese Language Lecturer 2021-22

Application Window

Open date: February 1st, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Chinese Studies Program (http://chinesestudies.ucsd.edu/) within the Institute of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, student body. Applications are being accepted for lecturer positions in Chinese language starting Fall 2021. Appointment(s) for Fall 2021 are most likely to be part-time (but may be full-time, quarterly, annual, or biennial) with the possibility of renewal and becoming full-time based on performance and funding availability.

Required Qualifications:

• Applicants must have an M.A. or higher degree in linguistics, Chinese language, foreign language pedagogy, and/or other language education-related fields.
• Qualified candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English. With strong oral and written communication skills in both languages including writing in Traditional and Simplified characters.
• Five years of experience in teaching all levels of Chinese language courses at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Effective use of technology for teaching, student projects and documenting curriculum is preferred.
• Commitment to student-centered and multicultural education.
• Knowledge of effective techniques for classroom management.
• Knowledge of evaluation and assessment of student progress.
• Experience training and supervising graduate students as teaching assistants in a Chinese language learning environment.

The successful candidate is expected to work with existing faculty members to design and develop content-based courses, thematic-based courses and/or Chinese language for special purposes courses. We welcome applications from those who demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Salary is commensurate with teaching experience and is based on University of California salary scales.

Applications will be accepted electronically at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02642. Please submit a CV, one course evaluation reflecting student feedback, a teaching statement, names of two references, and one unedited video of recent teaching. Please provide the video as a link. Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Please discuss your availability for a part-time appointment in the Fall, Winter and/or Spring quarters. (Appointments may be one course or more, and may be one quarter or more, but it is not necessary to be available all quarters of the academic year.)

  • Statement of Teaching - Please discuss the levels and types of classes you have taught.
    Please discuss the types of populations you have taught. For example, have you taught Mandarin to students who are familiar with Cantonese, to students who can speak the language but not read or write it, or students with no familiarity with the language?
    Please describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Video of Teaching - Please provide a link to one unedited video of recent teaching.

  • Course Evaluations - Please provide one course evaluation reflecting student feedback on your teaching.

Reference requirements
  • 2 required (contact information only)