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Assistant Instructor of Chinese

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Cover Letter Requirement - upload a letter of application describing teaching and research interests and teaching experience -References - for each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. One letter should comment explicitly on the candidate's teaching ability. -A statement of teaching philosophy not to exceed three pages in both Chinese and English -Other document - transcripts from the last university attended -Teaching Evaluations - representative samples of narrative and quantitative teaching evaluations - Media sample - an unedited video of teaching beginning students (DVD or a URL of the video)

Posting Details

Posting Details

Department 12206-East Asian Languages & Literatures
Working Title Assistant Instructor of Chinese
Position Title Faculty.Instructor
Job Type Faculty
Position Number 0134232
Posting Summary

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Pittsburgh seeks one full-time, one-year contract (renewable) assistant instructor for the Chinese language program, for appointment beginning August 28, 2017, pending budgetary approval. Duties include teaching both recitations and lectures of language courses, as well as working closely with the language coordinator to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Chinese language program. Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference (one letter should comment explicitly on the candidate’s teaching ability), a statement of teaching philosophy in both Chinese and English, representative samples of narrative and quantitative teaching evaluations,
transcripts from the last university attended, and an unedited video of teaching beginning students (DVD or a URL of the video). Priority screening will be given to applications received on or before December 9, 2016

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English, hold an MA degree in Chinese language pedagogy, foreign language pedagogy, or a related field, and have at least one year experience teaching Chinese at the college level in a North American institution.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates who possess linguistic knowledge of the Chinese language, and who demonstrate familiarity with theories in second language acquisition and current practices in Chinese pedagogy in North American higher education settings.

Additional Applicant Instructions

Cover Letter Requirement – upload a letter of application describing teaching and research interests and teaching experience
-References – for each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. One letter should comment explicitly on the candidate’s teaching ability.
-A statement of teaching philosophy not to exceed three pages in both Chinese and English
-Other document – transcripts from the last university attended
-Teaching Evaluations – representative samples of narrative and quantitative teaching evaluations
- Media sample – an unedited video of teaching beginning students (DVD or a URL of the video)

About the University of Pittsburgh

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About the School/Department

The Department of the East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh offers undergraduate majors in Chinese and Japanese and a minor in Korean. It also confers an MA degree in East Asian Studies. EALL collaborates closely with the Asian Studies Center which helps EALL be a vibrant center for language and culture study. The department has a deep commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, to excellence in teaching, and to the advancement of knowledge.
Visit us at http://www.deall.pitt.edu/

Campus Pittsburgh
Anticipated Starting Academic Term Fall
Anticipated Starting Year 2017
Date Posted 10/05/2016
Open Until Filled Yes
Application Deadline (Close date)
Posting Number F-000004-P
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Document
  3. Media Sample
  4. Curriculum Vitae
  5. Teaching Statement
  6. Teaching Evaluations
Optional Documents