STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy Grant Chinese Culture Instructor

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Category:: Research Foundation
Department:: Research Foundation
Locations:: Oswego, NY
Posted:: Oct 16, 2018
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time Temporary

About SUNY Oswego:

Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive college located in Central New York on the shores of beautiful Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse. Identified as one of the "Top Up-and-Coming Schools" by U.S. News in 2010, a Kiplinger's "Best College Value" in 2015, and "Best Northeastern College" by Princeton Review every year since the first edition in 2003, Oswego offers its 8000 undergraduate and graduate students preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education.

The College's success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities. SUNY Oswego is an unusually collegial and vibrant community offering wonderful opportunities, with extensive facilities undergoing construction or renovation, a forward-looking strategic plan, and expanded outreach to regional, national, and international communities. Additional information about SUNY Oswego can be found at

The Research Foundation at SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to

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Phone: 315-312-3271

Email: [email protected]

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Job Description:

The Research Foundation for SUNY at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of part-time temporary instructor of Chinese Culture (October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019) to prepare and teach students who are interested in learning Chinese language and culture. Multiple Vacancies Available.

Position Title: Chinese Culture Instructor

Posting Date: October 16, 2018

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Date of Appointment: October 2018

Job Description: The Research Foundation for SUNY at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for the position of part-time temporary Instructor of Chinese Culture (October 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019) to prepare and teach courses/ workshops to students who are interested in learning Chinese language and culture.

The Chinese Culture Instructor will:

  • Develop curriculum that meets STARTALK endorsed principles
  • Implement a standards-based and thematically organized curriculum
  • Develop lesson plans that support learning needs of each student
  • Facilitate a learner-centered class in Mandarin with sufficient support for language development
  • Use age-appropriate authentic materials to integrate culture, content, and language
  • Conduct performance-based assessment
  • Keep appropriate records and communicate with parents/ guardians on students' progress
  • Perform reasonable non-teaching duties as assigned

The Chinese Culture Instructor will be expected to display a commitment to immersion language education and to possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse student body, parents/guardians, teachers, staff, and program specialists.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Education or related field
  • Some working experience with school age students
  • Native or near native Mandarin Chinese fluency
  • Comply with the curriculum principles and training provided
  • Effective written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills in English
  • Understanding of the needs of students, including those from high-risk backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or higher in Education or related field
  • Previous experience and knowledge of STARTALK program

Additional Information:

The Chinese Culture Instructor must attend a free Child Protection Training and trainings related to STARTALK program. These trainings are required for employment.

Official transcripts are required prior to hiring. Files must be completed to be considered.

Visa sponsorship not available for this position. Applicants must be eligible for employment in the US in accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1966.

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Posted: 11/9/2018
Application Due: 12/25/2018
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