LINGUIST List 21.3668

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
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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:
Job Rank: Instructor

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

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


Chinese Language ExpertCenter for Chinese Language Teacher Certification and DevelopmentUniversity of Maryland

The Center for Chinese Language Teacher Certification and Development wasestablished in August 2009 to set a national and international standard ofexcellence for Chinese language teacher preparation, certification, andfurther development. The most immediate purpose is to expand the teachingof Chinese throughout this geographic area by recruiting students into oneof our four routes to Chinese language teacher certification. In addition,the Center is modifying existing courses in the Second Language Educationand Culture unit to better prepare teachers in Chinese pedagogy. The Centeractively promotes the study of Chinese language and culture throughout theUniversity and wider community.

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

The Chinese Language Expert position is a minimum of half time, withadditional time possible for other responsibilities. If the candidate hasthe requisite skills and background, the position can includeadministrative leadership responsibilities, such as coordinating oversightof the goals of the center with the Co-director from the ConfuciusInstitute of Maryland, developing policies and priorities for the Center,and developing and implementing recruitment strategies. Salary will becommensurate 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 coursemodifications as needed- Teach Chinese pedagogy classes and/or prepare instructors in the coursemodifications 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 October28, 2010 to Howard Stein at the address or email address below.

The University of Maryland is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative ActionEmployer. 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: Contact Information:
Howard Stein Email: Phone: 301-405-8475

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