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Lecturer in Chinese at Boston University


Boston University’s Department of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature invites applications for a renewable full-time lecturer in Chinese beginning Fall 2013. Position carries full benefits. Responsibilities will include teaching at all levels of BU's thriving program in Chinese language and collaborating in curriculum and program development. Requirements include an MA (at minimum) in Chinese, second-language acquisition, or a relevant field; native or near-native command of Chinese and English; commitment to a proficiency-based communicative curriculum; demonstrated excellence in college-level Chinese language teaching for at least three years; familiarity with the North American higher education system; and experience using technology in the language classroom. We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated knowledge of advanced reading and writing strategies, effective use of media and audiovisual technologies, or language for professional purposes. At Boston University the successful candidate will join a thriving community of scholars and teachers of Chinese, East Asian, and world languages, literatures, and cultures; the position offers opportunities to create new courses and contribute to program building and (in time) coordination, and a professional career track with possibility of growth.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi, and a link to a teaching video to Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted as well. Teaching DVD's (if teaching video is not accessible online) or any recommendation letters that cannot be sent electronically may be sent to Chinese Lecturer Search, Department of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Additional materials will be requested subsequently from top candidates. Preference given to applications received by November 2, 2012. Boston University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.