Instructor of Chinese

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

ID: 7067177
Posted: June 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Western Kentucky University:
Founded in 1906, Western Kentucky University (WKU) is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of just over 68,000 people, situated approximately 65 miles north of Nashville, TN, and just over 100 miles south of Louisville, KY. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. Core to our mission, WKU strives to foster a sense of community where people of all backgrounds, identities and perspectives feel welcomed and enriched, and is committed to employing a diverse and inclusive workforce. We seek to attract research- and teaching-active faculty, as well as staff members, from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds.

The university's population of approximately 18,000 students includes 33% first generation university/college, 16% underrepresented minority and 2% international students. A regional comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.

We proudly offer a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their family, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents. In addition, we offer generous vacation, medical and holiday paid-time-off and an outstanding tuition discount program for employees and dependents.

Job Description:
The Department of Modern Languages seeks applicants for a full-time Instructor of Chinese position for its federally-funded Chinese Flagship Program, to begin August 1, 2020. This position will be located on WKU's main campus in Bowling Green, KY. The position is a full-time instructorship, teaching up to 15 hours per semester of all levels of Chinese language and culture courses following the program's curriculum and guidelines, including services related to instruction and program-building. This 9-month position is renewable annually contingent upon on-going funding and satisfactory performance review.

Minimum of a Master's degree in Chinese, Language Teaching or Second Language Acquisition or a related field
Experience with proficiency-oriented instruction aligned with ACTFL standards
Commitment to student-centered instruction with effective use of technology
Evidence of excellent teaching ability for both regular and intensive Chinese programs
Experience developing Chinese content courses and materials
Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
Native or near native abilities in Mandarin Chinese and English
Experience with serving a diverse student population
Interest in or experience in student engagement and advisement

Additional Information:
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all candidates. Western Kentucky University will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability 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 Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO) at (270) 745-5121.


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