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LINGUIST List 22.3710

Thu Sep 22 2011

Jobs: Chinese Language and Culture: Asst Prof, Michigan State U

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        1.     Kristi Lowrie , Chinese Language and Culture: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, USA

Message 1: Chinese Language and Culture: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, USA
Date: 21-Sep-2011
From: Kristi Lowrie <collett1msu.edu>
Subject: Chinese Language and Culture: Assistant Professor, Michigan State University, USA
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University or Organization: Michigan State University
Department: Teacher Education
Job Location: Michigan, USA
Web Address: http://jobs.msu.edu
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics; Chinese Language and Culture

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


Assistant Professor in Second Language Education: Chinese
Department of Teacher Education
College of Education
Michigan State University

The Department of Teacher Education at MSU, a national leader in teacher
preparation and research on teaching, teacher learning, curriculum, policy,
and international education, is seeking an assistant professor with a
demonstrated interest in second language education (with an emphasis on
Chinese), teacher education, and Chinese language and culture.

MSU's College of Education faculty have a long history of scholarly activities
in China and with Chinese educators. The Confucius Institute at MSU, jointly
established with Chinese Language Council International has becomes a
pioneer for Chinese language and culture education and teacher education.
Jointly, the Department of Teacher Education and the Confucius Institute
have mounted a Chinese Teacher Certification Program to meet the need for
teachers of Chinese in Michigan and surrounding states.

This tenure stream position will be located in the Department of Teacher
Education. Candidates will be expected to conduct research, teaching, and
program development within the Chinese Teacher Certification Program. The
is an academic year position with an expected start date of Fall semester
(August 16) 2012.

Major responsibilities: A successful candidate is expected to conduct
research, teaching, program development, and outreach in second
language/world language education, teacher education, teacher learning,
curriculum, and/or policy in the context of Chinese language learning. The
candidate is also expected to seek external funding from a variety of sources
to support research activities, and to contribute to the on-going activities and
initiatives of the Department, College, and University.

Qualifications: Applicants should have an earned doctoral degree and a
record of scholarly activities in a relevant field of Applied Linguistics or
Education, such as second language education; child and/or adolescent
second language acquisition; heritage, bilingual and/or dual language
education; linguistically and culturally diverse students; teacher education; or
curriculum and Instruction. A research agenda that includes Chinese
language teaching and learning is highly desired. Applicants with an interest
in the preparation of world language teachers more generally are also
encouraged to apply.

Interested persons should apply via the link at the application URL below.
Please include a letter of application, curriculum vita, two samples of writing,
and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin
November 1, 2011 and will continue until the positions are filled. We invite
inquiries from potentially interested candidates to either of the search
committee co-chairs: Dr. Guofang Li (liguomsu.edu) and Dr. Patricia
Edwards (edwards6msu.edu). Please see the College web site
(http://www.educ.msu.edu/) for information about the college.

MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed
to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university encourages
applications of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with

Application Deadline: 01-Nov-2011 (Open until filled)

Web Address for Applications: http://jobs.msu.edu
Contact Information:
Kristi Lowrie
Email: collett1msu.edu

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