Western Kentucky University - Bowling Green, KY

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Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applications for an Instructor Chinese Language position in the Chinese Flagship Language program. WKU’s Flagship is part of a larger national Flagship initiative developing an innovated national model of advanced language learning. The successful candidate will report to the Academic Director, Chinese Flagship Program. The start date is August 15, 2013.

WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky and enrolls more than 21,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The area (with an urbanized population of 100,000+) is noted for its high quality of life, increasing cultural diversity, and modest cost of living. Bowling Green is located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN and 120 miles south of Louisville, KY. WKU is home to a Confucius Institute and has a popular and growing interdisciplinary Asian Studies program.

Position: Instructor of Chinese in the WKU Chinese Flagship Program. This is a one-year appointment, renewable pending funding.
Required Qualifications: Minimum of a Master degree in Chinese Language and Literature, Second Language Acquisition with an emphasis on Chinese pedagogy, or Chinese Linguistics; Native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin and English; Experience teaching Chinese at the university level and in curriculum development; Commitment to a communicative teaching approach.
Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching intensive first –year through advanced Chinese language courses (equivalent to a 5/5 load), active programmatic involvement, and close collaboration with the Chinese Flagship Program team, with faculty in the Department of Modern Languages, and with faculty in related disciplines. The individual hired will promote the study of Chinese and help build a rigorous and cohesive proficiency-based Chinese language and culture program.

The Chinese Flagship at WKU is one of nine Chinese programs in the U.S. that are federally funded by The Language Flagship Program ( ) The program is designed to bring talented undergraduate students to the superior level of proficiency on the ACTFL scale by the time they graduate from college. The curriculum involves accelerated Chinese language courses, multiple experiences in China, and one or more internships.
Application: To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application, copies of transcripts, current resume or vita, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters or reference. Send applications to:
Dr. Leslie Baylis, Chair Search for Chinese Instructor
Western Kentucky University
Honors College
1906 College Heights Blvd. #31082
Bowling Green, KY 42101-1082

Review of applications will begin April 23, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
Western Kentucky University is committed to the promotion of regional stewardship and student engagement.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance


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