Columbia University

Lecturers in Chinese


The Chinese Language Program of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for two full-time lecturer positions in modern Chinese, beginning Fall 2005. Language Lecturer is a professional track at Columbia University. These positions are renewable. Requirements for applicants: native competency in modern Chinese with standard pronunciation; fluency in English; M.A. in hand by the time of appointment, with specialization in linguistics, applied linguistics, or language pedagogy; demonstrated ability to teach college level Chinese and to prepare teaching materials independently and collaboratively. Duties will include active participation in team work and program affairs and participation in the departmentí»s summer Chinese language programs in China. The application dossier should include: a letter of application in English; a brief statement about language teaching; a self-introduction in Chinese (handwritten in traditional characters); CV and three letters of recommendation (preferably two of which should be from language teaching professionals).  A 30-minute video tape demonstrating the applicantí»s teaching styles and a sample of research work are strongly recommended.  The committee will begin considering applications November 15, 2004 and conduct preliminary interviews at the annual meeting of CLTA. Send application packet to Dr. Le-ning Liu, Chinese Lecturer Search Committee, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, 407 Kent Hall, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027.  Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.