Assistant Professor of Chinese Clinical Track
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Assistant Professor of Chinese—Clinical Track
Department of Modern Languages and the Confucius Institute
Western Kentucky University (WKU) seeks a qualified individual to serve as a non-tenure-eligible Clinical Assistant Professor for the Chinese Program. This candidate will also be given release time during the academic year for duties related to the Confucius Institute at WKU. In addition, the candidate will be expected to continue working with the Confucius Institute during approximately one summer month, with extra compensation provided. The start date for this position is August 15, 2014. This appointment is renewable for up to 5 years.
• Doctorate in Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Foreign Language Education, Chinese, or a related field
• Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English
• Ability to teach Chinese at all levels
• Evidence of excellent teaching ability, effective uses of technology, and commitment to proficiency-oriented instruction aligned with ACTFL standards
• Training and experience in teacher preparation
Department of Modern Languages
The successful candidate will support the development of a cohesive Chinese program in the Department of Modern Languages. S/he will promote the study of Chinese, and teach courses in language, literature and culture. The individual hired will be a dynamic teacher who engages students in learning both in and outside the classroom, and who contributes to the academic and extracurricular life of the Chinese program. S/he will contribute to university service.
The successful candidate will work with Hanban teachers to compile and establish Chinese curriculum for K-12. The candidate will perform other duties assigned by the Director of Confucius Institute.
RANK AND SALARY:
This is an appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages with duties in the Confucius Institute. The salary is commensurate with education and academic experience. Rank and promotion for clinical positions are described here http://www.wku.edu/policies/aa_policies/clinical_faculty_1_1980.pdf.
The Department of Modern Languages offers majors and minors in Arabic, Chinese, French, German and Spanish, and Japanese and Russian courses through the intermediate level. Faculty members may earn additional income through a variety of teaching opportunities during winter and summer terms. The university provides excellent support for professional development. New faculty members receive mentoring.
Western Kentucky University serves over 21,000 students, and is located in Bowling Green, one of the fastest growing communities in Kentucky. Bowling Green is located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN and 120 miles south of Louisville, KY. Bowling Green offers a rich cultural life and a modest cost of living. Western Kentucky University is one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation, with 200 acres of main campus. The university places a strong emphasis on internationalization. It is known for its top-ranked Photojournalism Program, and has recently added both a Film Major and a Popular Culture Major. Read more at: http://www.wku.edu.
To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application, vita, teaching philosophy, transcripts (official only required upon hire), and three letters of recommendation to:
Chinese Language Search
Department of Modern Languages
1906 College Heights Blvd. #31029
Western Kentucky University
1906 College Heights Blvd
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029
Or submit to Chinesesearch@wku.edu.
Review of applications will begin on May 5, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.