Instructor/Lecturer of Chinese

May 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Instructor/Lecturer of Chinese

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status:

Basic Function:
The Department of Humanities and Arts at Worcester Polytechnic Institute invites applications for a full-time continuing lecturer position in Chinese, starting August 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; the position carries a full package of University benefits.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Job Responsibilities: this position will be a combination of teaching higher level of Chinese language (up to 15 credit hours, or five 7-week classes per year) and administrative work as the associate director of WPI’s China Hub.

    Position Requirements

  • Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a Master’s degree in Chinese linguistics, Chinese pedagogy or a related field; native or near-native command of both Chinese and English; experience in teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at the college level in the U.S.; evidence of effective and high quality teaching; and familiarity with current methods and technologies in foreign language teaching.
    Application Instructions: Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter including teaching philosophy, CV, a sample syllabus, the names of three references, and a link to an online video of a thirty-minute Chinese language teaching. The Search Committee will interview finalists via Skype.

    Posting Date: 05/03/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.

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