The Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter

News Update and New Jobs

(For September Issue, 2005 )

News 消息 | Call for Papers 徵稿 | Study in China 留学 | Jobs 工作 |

This page only contains news items and job announcements which have missed the deadline of the current issue of the CLTA Newsletter, but need to be posted immediately or else will be out-of-date.


News 消息

Call for Papers 徵稿

Jobs 工作

Columbia University Lecturer in Chinese
The Chinese Language Program of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for a full-time lecturer position in modern Chinese, beginning Fall 2006. Language Lecturer is a professional track at Columbia University. This position is 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 department¹s summer Chinese language programs in China. The application dossier should include: a letter of application in English; a brief statement by the applicant on 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 applicant's
teaching styles and a sample of research work are strongly recommended.  The committee will begin considering applications November 18, 2005 and conduct preliminary interviews at the annual meeting of Chinese Language Teachers Association. The search will remain open no less than 30 days from the date of posting. 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.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY: Dept. of East Asian Studies. Lecturer-level vacancy in the Chinese Language Program may become available beginning September 1, 2006. Requirements include native or near-native fluency in Chinese (M.A. in Chinese linguistics, literature, history, or relevant discipline), teaching experience. Salary competitive. AA/EOE. Send letter of application, resume, three names of reference (include phone and fax numbers) by February 28, 2006 to: Director of Chinese Lang. Program, 211 Jones Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1008. Preliminary interviews will be held at the CLTA and AAS conferences.

Purdue University: Foreign Languages and Literatures. Beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese to begin August, 2006. Duties: To teach a broad range of undergraduate language and literature courses and graduate courses in Chinese. To maintain an active research program.
Qualifications: Ph. D. expected by August, 2006. Native-like fluency in Mandarin Chinese. Demonstrated evidence of excellence in research and in teaching language, literature and culture in Chinese and English. Areas of specialization: modern and/or contemporary Chinese literature and culture. Interests in cultural studies, interdisciplinary studies, gender studies, film studies, language pedagogy or comparative literature are welcome. Publications commensurate with experience. Salary, benefits, and teaching load are competitive. Application Deadline: November 1, 2005, or until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation (addressing candidate's research and teaching strengths) to Professor Paul B. Dixon, Head, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Purdue University, 640 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, Indiana, 47907-2039. Purdue University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Access, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a full-time Instructor position in Modern Chinese language beginning August 2006. This is a three-year appointment.   Responsibilities normally include teaching six courses over two semesters each academic year and working with other faculty in the Chinese program to ensure instructional continuity in the Chinese language courses. Summer teaching may be available for additional compensation under separate contract.  Applicants should have native or near-native proficiency in standard Chinese and complete fluency in English; college teaching experience is required. Masters degree in Chinese or related field is required. Salary is competitive.  Send curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching evaluations, dvd or videotape of classroom teaching, information on work eligibility, and three letters of recommendation to:

 Chair, Chinese Instructor Search Committee

 EALC, Campus Box 279

 University of Colorado, Boulder

 Boulder, CO  80309 - 0279

 Fax:   303-492-7272


 The search committee will begin reviewing applications Nov.1 and continue until the position is filled. Informal interviews will be held at the CLTA meeting in Baltimore, Nov. 17-20.

The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

University of Illinois at Chicago: Department of English (M/C) 162), 601 S. Morgan St., Room 2027, Chicago, IL 60607
Assistant Professor, Chinese and Applied Linguistics, beginning, Fall 2006. Candidate will teach courses in Chinese and Applied Linguistics and/or Linguistics, as assigned.  Candidate will also coordinate Chinese basic language program and supervise any other instructors. Candidates must have Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics or related field, a record of research, and experience teaching Chinese at the university level. Position begins August 16, 2006. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue through December 2, 2005 or until the position is filled. Send a CV, the names of three references with contact information, and two brief statements: (1) description of research agenda, (2) statement of teaching history and ideas for Chinese language instruction at an urban, public university to Jessica Williams, Chair, Chinese Search, Dept of English (162), 601 S. Morgan Rm 2027, Chicago IL 60607. No publications or letters of reference are needed at this time. For fullest consideration, send application by November 1, 2005. The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

University of San Francisco: The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese at the Assistant Professor level to begin in the fall of 2006. Salary and benefits are competitive. Teaching load is 2/2-2/3 (nine courses over two years). The candidate is expected to develop and direct an undergraduate Chinese program, to teach courses in Chinese language and culture, to demonstrate active scholarship in his/her discipline, and to work with the Master of Arts in Asia Pacific Studies and the undergraduate Asian Studies program. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chinese language or linguistics, university teaching experience, a strong research and publication record or agenda, knowledge of language pedagogy, excellent communication skills in English, and native or near-native proficiency in Chinese. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, copies of teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation by December 5, 2005  to: Noriko Nagata, Chair, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117.

Wellesley College: Associate or Full professor Position in Chinese Language

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for an associate or full professor of Chinese, with a PhD in linguistics and/or second-language acquisition.  This position will begin July 2006.  Extensive experience in teaching Chinese and research/publications in language pedagogy or linguistics is required. Candidates must have proven ability in the use of putonghua, written and spoken at native or near-native level, as well as broad experience teaching college-level modern Chinese in the United States.  We seek excellence in teaching, scholarship, leadership, and administration.  The successful candidate will have the ability to work with colleagues in the East Asian languages and studies programs.  The application deadline is December 1, however, the search will continue until the position is filled.  Interested candidates should send a letter of application, CV, one sample of published research, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA 02481-8203, USA. Wellesley College is an EO/AA educational institution and employer. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they will contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.


Applications are invited by Williams College for a Chinese Language Fellow (Intern) for the 2006-2007 academic year. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin; hold or be candidates for an M.A. in Chinese Language Pedagogy, Linguistics, Literature or a related field; and possess relevant teaching experience. Responsibilities include class preparation, team teaching of language classes in close cooperation with faculty members, and other work in support of the Chinese language program. Fellows receive room and board, insurance, and an annual stipend of $16,000. The application should include cover letter, CV, audio recording with self-introduction and teaching philosophy in Mandarin, and at least one letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin March 1, 2006 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be sent to Professor Christopher Nugent, Search Committee, Chinese Program, Dept. of Asian Studies, Williams College, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA.