Lecturer in Chinese - Search 67472

Jan 19, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Lecturer in Chinese - Search #67472
College of Arts and Humanities
Department of Foreign Languages

The Department of Foreign Languages in the College of Arts and Humanities invites applications and nominations for the position of Lecturer in Chinese. The position will be located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at http://consolidation.georgiasouthern.edu/.

Within this setting, the Department of Foreign Languages strives to have the premier undergraduate and master's-level foreign language programs in the region and attempts to lead the region in promoting cultural and linguistic proficiency in major world languages. The Department of Foreign Languages is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service and seeks to prepare students to function at high levels of cultural and linguistic proficiency in today's global environment. The successful candidate of this search will contribute to the Department's mission and goals by participating in teaching and teaching-related activities, by participating in service, by participating in professional development, and by contributing to the continual advancement of the
Department's goals and the execution of its mission.

Position Description. Foreign Language Lecturers report to the Department Chair. The position of Lecturer requires teaching and service responsibilities as well as a graduate degree; scholarly activities are welcomed but not required. Lecturers will normally teach twelve credit hours per semester and hold regular office hours; and they will participate in departmental, college, and university service. Collegiality is essential. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• Master's degree or doctorate in a field related to the study or teaching of Chinese by August 1, 2018, with at least 18 graduate semester hours in courses related to the teaching of second languages and/or in Chinese-related study
• Native or near-native proficiency in oral and written Mandarin, Chinese
• Evidence of oral and written English proficiency sufficient to participate in a multi-lingual department where English is the lingua franca
• A minimum of four months residing in a Mandarin-speaking environment outside the USA
• A minimum of two semesters of full-time teaching of Mandarin language at a U.S. college or university
• Willingness to work collegially in a multi-language department
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience with proficiency-oriented instruction and with the ACTFL Proficiency Standards
• Six or more semesters of full-time teaching of Mandarin language at a U.S. college or university

Screening of applications begins March 4, 2018, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references; and a five- to ten-minute video in which the candidate does the following: 1 (in Chinese) explain why it is important for students today to study Mandarin, Chinese; 2 (in English) describe the pros and cons of having Chinese as part of a multi-language department; the video should be loaded onto a website/YouTube/etc. and only the link should be sent in the application materials. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Jorge Suazo, Search Chair, Search #67472
E-Mail: forlangs@georgiasouthern.edu
Telephone: 912-478-1381

More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/foreign-languages/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.