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Chinese Language Program Director at University of Richmond, VA


Chinese Language Program Director

The Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures at the University of
Richmond invites applications for a continuing, annually renewable
directorship in Chinese language. Applicants must have native or
near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English, experience and
demonstrated excellence in teaching Mandarin Chinese using both
simplified and traditional characters, and an M.A. or Ph.D. in Chinese
or in foreign language pedagogy/second language acquisition. The
successful candidate will have strong administrative and organizational
skills and a commitment to curricular development in an expanding
undergraduate program. Familiarity with instructional technologies is
desirable. In addition to teaching Chinese language and culture courses
at all levels, other responsibilities include department and university
service, advising, support for study abroad in China and Taiwan, and
directing the Chinese summer study abroad program. To be considered for
interviews, applicants should submit a letter of application,
curriculum vitae, and teaching statement to: Dr. Kathrin Bower, Chair
of the Search Committee, Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures,
University of Richmond, VA 23173. Applicants should also arrange for
three letters of recommendation, including at least one that addresses
teaching effectiveness, to be sent directly to the same address. The
review of applications begins October 15, 2008, and continues until the
position is filled. The University of Richmond is a highly selective
private institution dedicated to excellence in both teaching and
scholarship. For information about the department, resources, and
course offerings, see: