Academic Openings: San Francisco State, University of South Florida

San Francisco State University
Assistant Professorship in Chinese

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at San Francisco State
University invites applications for an approved tenure-track assistant
professorship in Chinese with specialization in second language
acquisition and pedagogy, to begin Fall 2013, subject to financial
ability. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Candidate must possess doctorate (or have completed all degree
requirements by August 1, 2013) in Chinese linguistics, second language
acquisition, or other appropriate field allied to Teaching Chinese as a
Second Language (TCSL), and demonstrate native or near-native proficiency
in both Mandarin Chinese and English. Additional requirements include
scholarship in applied linguistics and TCSL; experience teaching Mandarin
at the tertiary level; familiarity with the use and development of
computer and web-based language learning resources; ability to work
collaboratively in a collegial language program; willingness to assist in
administrative duties for Chinese Flagship operation. Experience in court
interpreting or health care interpreting a plus, as is ability to teach
modern Chinese literary/cultural materials. Duties include scholarly
publication, teaching undergraduate and masters-level courses (the latter
especially with a Mandarin language teacher training focus), curriculum
development, program administration (including Chinese Flagship), student
advising, and campus and community service. Application packet including
(a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) three letters of reference,
(d) academic transcripts, (e) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (f)
representative scholarly work (30-page limit) must be postmarked by
November 1, 2012 to ensure full consideration. Send to: Chair, Chinese
Search Committee, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, San
Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132.
Interviews to be held at ACTFL Annual Convention (Philadelphia, Nov. 16 &
17, 2012). SFSU is part of the California State University (CSU) system,
and is an AA/EO Employer.




Assistant Professor of Chinese
University of South Florida

The Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida is
seeking candidates for an appointment to a nine month tenure track
position in modern Chinese Literature and Media Studies at the rank of
Assistant Professor, effective August 7, 2013. Salary negotiable.

Responsibilities: Teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on
modern Chinese literature, film, and media studies in translation as well
as Chinese language courses and advanced undergraduate courses on
literature, film and media studies in Chinese. Conduct, present, and
publishresearch and engage in other professional activities. The
successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in the expansion of a
rapidly growing Chinese program by further developing the literature, film
and media studies components for an undergraduate Chinese major.
Participate in governance at department, college, and university level.

Qualifications:Minimum‹Candidates must have native or near native speaker
proficiency in Chinese and an excellent command of written and spoken
English. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach modern
Chinese language, literature, and film courses in Chinese and English.
Candidates must have PHD in hand by August 7, 2013 in one or more of the
following areas: Modern Chinese literature, Chinese film, Chinese Media
Studies, Chinese Performance Studies, or Chinese Cultural Studies. The
successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of excellence in
teaching and evidence of scholarly productivity.

Preferred‹ Preference will be given to candidates who have experience
teaching Chinese language to non-native speakers using performance- or
communicative-based pedagogies.

To Apply: Complete dossier requires a cover letter describing applicant’s
qualifications for the position, C.V., sample course syllabi and teaching
evaluations, and a sample of applicant’s scholarly work (preferably a
sample publication). Materials must be submitted electronically through
the USF Human Resources online employment application system:

Dossiers must be uploaded and complete by November 30, 2012. Three (3)
letters of professional recommendation and an official graduate transcript
from the Registrar are also required and must be received by 11/26/2012.
Mail to:

Ms. Myrna Lugo
University of South Florida, WLE
CPR 107
4202 E. Fowler Ave.
Tampa, Fl 33620

Florida law requires the applications and meetings regarding this position
be open to the public. SACS accredited, the University of South Florida
is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are
especially encouraged to apply. For disability accommodations, please
call Myrna Lugo at (813) 974-5510 five days in advance of need.

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