STARTALK: Chinese Culture Instructor (Multiple Vacancies)

Job description

Category:: Research Foundation
Department:: Research Foundation for SUNY
Locations:: Oswego, NY
Posted:: Apr 10, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Part-time Temporary

About SUNY Oswego:

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

Minge-te Pan

Phone: 315-312-3271

Email: [email protected]

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

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 to teach an introductory/intermediate-level course (July 1, 2019 to July 20, 2019). Multiple vacancies available. While this position is affiliated with the campus of SUNY Oswego this is a Research Foundation position, NOT a New York State position.

Position Title: Chinese Culture Instructor

Posting Date: April 10, 2019

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

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Date of Appointment: Immediately

Job Description:

The Chinese Culture Instructor will teach an introductory/intermediate-level course (July 1 to July 20, 2019) to students in grades 2 to 12 with or without a Chinese background. The Instructor will also:

  • 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 possess communication and interpersonal skills sufficient to work effectively with a diverse student body, parents/guardians, teachers, staff, and program specialists.


Required Qualifications:

  • Some college level education 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:

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Education or related field
  • Knowledge and skills in Chinese martial arts, folk arts, ethnic dance, sports, cooking, etc.
  • Previous experience and knowledge of STARTALK program

Additional Information:

The Chinese Culture Instructor must attend a free Child Protection Training and Pre-Program Workshops in June. These workshops 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: 4/11/2019
Application Due: 9/30/2019
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