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Adjunct Faculty in Chinese Language

Employer
Stetson University
Location
Deland, Florida
Salary
competitive
Closing date
Jul 7, 2021

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Adjunct position in Chinese language

POSITION:  ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR IN MANDARIN CHINESE.  The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Stetson University seeks an individual who can offer two sections of elementary Mandarin Chinese language class with a strong communicative and inductive methodology during the fall 2021 semester, either on-line or on campus

Duration of position: Academic year / Part time

Work schedule:
   Chinese 101 : MW 10:00 am-10:50 am; TR 10:00 am-11:15 am
   Chinese 102:  MW 11:00 am-11:50 am; TR 11:30 am-12:45 am

QUALIFICATIONS:

A Ph.D. in Chinese is preferred, but applicants who hold a master’s degree in Chinese, are ABD in Chinese, or have a terminal degree in a related field will be considered. Teaching experience beyond typical teaching assistant duties in graduate school, while not required, is strongly preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The primary responsibility of this position is to teach two sections of elementary Mandarin Chinese (101 and 102). Textbook adopted: Kubler, Basic Mandarin Chinese (speaking/listening + workbook; reading/writing  + workbook).

THE DEPARTMENT:

The Department of World Languages and Cultures (http://www.stetson.edu/artsci/languages/) currently consists of eleven full-time faculty members with expertise in Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Russian.  The Department offers majors with tracks in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies and a new track in Translation Studies, and minors in French, German, Spanish, and Russian. Stetson also offers majors in Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, a minor in Latin American Studies and Asian Studies.  Our faculty members are highly engaged teacher-scholars providing students unique experiences in their language education.

THE UNIVERSITY:

Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,300 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Accounting, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

THE COMMUNITY:

DeLand is a residential community of 302,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

SALARY: Salary is competitive

STARTING DATE: August 15, 2021

APPLICATION: Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: 1) a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest in the position and their qualifications, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a representative syllabus, and 4) the candidate’s general availability. As a part of the hiring process, the candidate should be prepared to provide (when requested) a transcript from the institution awarding the highest degree earned, and names with contact information for three references, at least one of whom has done a recent teaching observation. In the cover letter, candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity, and inclusion.  

Application materials may be submitted electronically to the search committee chair at [email protected] or mailed to the following address: Dr. Elisabeth Poeter, Chair World Languages and Cultures Stetson University 421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8423 DeLand, FL 32723

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

Organization

Stetson University is located in DeLand, Fla., with a second campus in Gulfport, Fla. and two satellite centers. Founded in 1883 by Henry A. DeLand as the DeLand Academy and later renamed Stetson University to honor its benefactor, John B. Stetson, the university has a storied history of leadership, values and significance. The university is home to many Florida firsts, including the first collegiate newspaper, the oldest schools of business administration and music, the first college of law and was the state's first private university to integrate.

But our story is about more than the buildings at our campuses and those who helped build them; it's really about our students.

The university is led by President Wendy B. Libby, supported by administrative offices which provide services and resources to students and faculty. Stetson University is home to 73 academic programs in four divisional areas and with undergraduate and graduate studies offered in many areas. The university is accreditedby numerous accrediting agencies, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, and curriculum is closely aligned with the marketplace to prepare students for life after Stetson. Undergraduate leadership, research, volunteer service and participatory activities flourish at all four of the university's locations.

At Stetson University, graduation isn't the end goal. It's just one stop along the way as students pursue something greater for themselves and the world around them.

At Stetson University, we dare students to be significant.

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