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Assistant Professor of Chinese, San Francisco State University San Francisco, CA




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. 2012). SFSU is part of the California State University (CSU) system, and is an AA/EO Employer.