Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Faculty Posted On: Tue Jun 23 2020 Job Description:
The Department of Modern Languages seeks applicants for a full-time Instructor of Chinese position for its federally-funded Chinese Flagship Program, to begin August 1, 2020. This position will be located on WKU's main campus in Bowling Green, KY. The position is a full-time instructorship, teaching up to 15 hours per semester of all levels of Chinese language and culture courses following the program's curriculum and guidelines, including services related to instruction and program-building. This 9-month position is renewable annually contingent upon on-going funding and satisfactory performance review.
Minimum of a Master's degree in Chinese, Language Teaching or Second Language Acquisition or a related field
Experience with proficiency-oriented instruction aligned with ACTFL standards
Commitment to student-centered instruction with effective use of technology
Evidence of excellent teaching ability for both regular and intensive Chinese programs
Experience developing Chinese content courses and materials
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Native or near native abilities in Mandarin Chinese and English
Experience with serving a diverse student population
Interest in or experience in student engagement and advisement
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