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Academic Openings: San Francisco State, University of South Florida

San Francisco State University Assistant Professorship in Chinese

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. 16 & 17, 2012). SFSU is part of the California State University (CSU) system, and is an AA/EO Employer.


Assistant Professor of Chinese University of South Florida

The Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida is seeking candidates for an appointment to a nine month tenure track position in modern Chinese Literature and Media Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective August 7, 2013. Salary negotiable.

Responsibilities: Teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses on modern Chinese literature, film, and media studies in translation as well as Chinese language courses and advanced undergraduate courses on literature, film and media studies in Chinese. Conduct, present, and publishresearch and engage in other professional activities. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in the expansion of a rapidly growing Chinese program by further developing the literature, film and media studies components for an undergraduate Chinese major. Participate in governance at department, college, and university level.

Qualifications:Minimum‹Candidates must have native or near native speaker proficiency in Chinese and an excellent command of written and spoken English. The successful candidate must have the ability to teach modern Chinese language, literature, and film courses in Chinese and English. Candidates must have PHD in hand by August 7, 2013 in one or more of the following areas: Modern Chinese literature, Chinese film, Chinese Media Studies, Chinese Performance Studies, or Chinese Cultural Studies. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and evidence of scholarly productivity.

Preferred‹ Preference will be given to candidates who have experience teaching Chinese language to non-native speakers using performance- or communicative-based pedagogies.

To Apply: Complete dossier requires a cover letter describing applicant’s qualifications for the position, C.V., sample course syllabi and teaching evaluations, and a sample of applicant’s scholarly work (preferably a sample publication). Materials must be submitted electronically through the USF Human Resources online employment application system:

Dossiers must be uploaded and complete by November 30, 2012. Three (3) letters of professional recommendation and an official graduate transcript from the Registrar are also required and must be received by 11/26/2012. Mail to:

Ms. Myrna Lugo University of South Florida, WLE CPR 107 4202 E. Fowler Ave. Tampa, Fl 33620

Florida law requires the applications and meetings regarding this position be open to the public. SACS accredited, the University of South Florida is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. For disability accommodations, please call Myrna Lugo at (813) 974-5510 five days in advance of need.


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