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Fri Sep 17 2010

Jobs: Chinese Language Teaching: Instructor, University of Maryland

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        1.     Jiang, Chinese Language Teaching: Instructor, University of Maryland, MD, USA

Message 1: Chinese Language Teaching: Instructor, University of Maryland, MD, USA
Date: 16-Sep-2010
From: Jiang <njiangumd.edu>
Subject: Chinese Language Teaching: Instructor, University of Maryland, MD, USA
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University or Organization: University of Maryland
Department: Curriculum and Instruction
Job Location: Maryland, USA
Web Address: http://www.education.umd.edu/EDCI/CCLTCD/index.html
Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)

Description:

Chinese Language Expert
Center for Chinese Language Teacher Certification and Development
University of Maryland

The Center for Chinese Language Teacher Certification and Development was
established in August 2009 to set a national and international standard of
excellence for Chinese language teacher preparation, certification, and
further development. The most immediate purpose is to expand the teaching
of Chinese throughout this geographic area by recruiting students into one
of our four routes to Chinese language teacher certification. In addition,
the Center is modifying existing courses in the Second Language Education
and Culture unit to better prepare teachers in Chinese pedagogy. The Center
actively promotes the study of Chinese language and culture throughout the
University and wider community.

We are looking for someone to provide expertise in developing a strong
content Chinese language teaching program as well as teach courses and
workshops. Experience with online course delivery is desired.

The Chinese Language Expert position is a minimum of half time, with
additional time possible for other responsibilities. If the candidate has
the requisite skills and background, the position can include
administrative leadership responsibilities, such as coordinating oversight
of the goals of the center with the Co-director from the Confucius
Institute of Maryland, developing policies and priorities for the Center,
and developing and implementing recruitment strategies. Salary will be
commensurate to the person's duties, skills, and experience.

Essential Background
- Knowledge of Teaching of Chinese/Foreign Language/Second Language
- Knowledge of Chinese language field in the U.S., especially grades K-12
- Knowledge of Chinese language and culture

Responsibilities as Chinese Language Expert
- Oversee the development of foreign language teaching course
modifications as needed
- Teach Chinese pedagogy classes and/or prepare instructors in the course
modifications as needed
- Develop materials and professional development workshops
- Lead workshops on the teaching of Chinese language and culture
- Research best practices of Chinese teaching to integrate into courses
- Represent the Center in professional associations and conferences

For best consideration send a cover letter and curriculum vitae by October
28, 2010 to Howard Stein at the address or email address below.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
Employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline: 28-Oct-2010
Mailing Address for Applications:
Howard Stein
0307 Benjamin Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
USA
Email Address for Applications: hstein1umd.edu
Contact Information:
Howard Stein
Email: hstein1umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-8475

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