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Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL)

The Singapore Centre for Chinese Language will be set up as a centre of
excellence under Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, for
the training and development of Chinese Language teachers in Singapore,
in first quarter 2009. It will focus on the needs of local Chinese
Language teachers through the provision of structured in-service
programmes and professional development courses. The centre will also
function as a test-bed for innovative ideas on pedagogy and learning
activities and establish itself as a knowledge hub in the teaching of
Chinese Language.

The National Institute of Education, NTU, invites qualified applicants
for 3 non-tenure-track renewable academic positions for SCCL. Review
starts immediately till the positions are filled.

Applicants must have at least a MA in one of the following fields:
Chinese applied linguistics, Second language acquisition and pedagogy,
Language assessment and research methodology, ICT in Chinese teaching,
Curriculum and instructional materials, Pre-school education, or other
fields related to teaching Chinese as a second language. Applicants
must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, strong
research potential, and commitment to teacher training. Extensive
experience in teaching Chinese as a second language is preferred.

The appointment may be at the level of Teaching Fellow (for MA holder)
or Lecturer (PhD holder), depending on qualifications and experience. A
20-minute teaching VCD/DVD will be required for shortlisted candidates.
Interviews may be conducted via webcam for overseas applicants.

For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Dr Chin Chee Kuen, Executive Director, SCCL, at Email:

Please complete and send the prescribed application form (found at,
together with a cover letter, detailed curriculum vitae, brief
statement of research and teaching interest, list of publications and 2
letters of reference to:

Head, Human Resource Department
National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616
Tel: (65) 6790 3098
Fax: (65) 6896 9360

Dr Chee-Kuen, Chin
Executive Director,
Singapore Centre for Chinese Language