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Assistant instructor of Chinese at University of Pittsburgh


The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Pittsburgh seeks one full-time, one-year contract (renewable) assistant instructor for the Chinese language program, for appointment beginning fall, 2012. The position is contingent upon funding. Successful candidate should possess native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English, hold an MA degree in foreign language pedagogy or a related field, and have at least two years of experience teaching Chinese at North American universities or colleges. Preference will be given to candidates who possess linguistic knowledge of Chinese language and demonstrate familiarity with CFL methodologies. Duties include teaching Chinese at all levels, as well as working closely with the language coordinator to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Chinese language program.    

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, three references, a statement of teaching philosophy in both Chinese and English, transcripts from the last university attended, and a sample of teaching evaluations to the Chinese Language Assistant Instructor Search Committee, 702 Old Engineering Hall, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260.  For more information, contact Paula Locante, tel. (412) 624-5568,  In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 16th, 2012.    

The University of Pittsburgh is an AAEO Employer. Women and members of minority groups under-represented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.