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Lecturer in Chinese at the University of Iowa



The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures at The University of Iowa announces an opening for a full-time lecturer position in Chinese Language to begin in August 2017. The initial appointment will be for one year, with a possible re-appointment of up to two additional years, and the position will be renewable thereafter in three-year increments, pending collegiate approval and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include: teaching three classes per semester from lower to upper level language courses, supervising graduate teaching assistants, and assisting the Chinese program coordinator with program development.

Basic Qualifications: native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English; PhD or M.A. in Second Language Acquisition with focus on Chinese, Chinese Applied Linguistics, or related fields; extensive experience in teaching Chinese at the college/university level in North America.

Desirable qualifications: Experience in technology-based Chinese L2 instruction and courseware design, in curriculum development, and in leading summer study abroad program.

To apply, please visit and reference Requisition #70853. The application materials must include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, samples of the most recent course evaluation by students, three letters of recommendation, and a videotape of a 50-minute Chinese class taught by the applicant. (Note: Please post the teaching videotape online and indicate URL in the letter of application and the curriculum vitae).

Deadline for application is April 15, 2017. Screening begins immediately, with interviews conducted by telephone or teleconference after April 15, 2017.

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division, and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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