The Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter

News Update and New Jobs

(For September Issue, 2012)

| News | Call for Papers | Jobs | Study in China|

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have missed the deadline of the current issue of the CLTA Newsletter, but need to be posted immediately or else will be out-of-date.

Job announcements

Visiting Chinese Instructor
Lynchburg, VA

posted 1.15.13

Randolph College seeks candidates for a one-year visiting position in Chinese to begin August 2013. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; an M.A. in Chinese Second Language Acquisition, or related field; and have demonstrated excellence in teaching all levels of Chinese at undergraduate level. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Kun An, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, 2500 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503. Application review begins now and will continue until the position is filled. Our college is committed to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. Randolph College (founded in 1891 as Randolph-Macon Woman’s College) is a nationally-ranked, small private liberal arts college known for its academic rigor. It is located near Virginia’s beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.


Professor Or Associate Professor Of Chinese, The University Of Mississippi
Oxford, Mississippi

posted 1.15.13

The Department of Modern Languages and the Croft Institute for International Studies at The University of Mississippi invite applications for a professor or associate professor prepared to assume a leadership role in the University’s federally-assisted Chinese Language Flagship Program. The Department offers the B.A. in Chinese and currently enrolls 70 students in its Flagship program, designed to produce Superior-level speakers; the Croft Institute offers the B.A. in International Studies to some 190 majors. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Chinese or a related field; possess native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English; provide evidence of excellence in teaching and research; be able to teach courses at all levels; and demonstrate a command of proficiency-based language pedagogy. Visit [] to complete an application by uploading a cover letter, a resume and contact information for three references. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled or an adequate applicant pool is established. The University of Mississippi is a flagship research-oriented university and an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX, Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer.


Chinese Teacher,Upper School
Washington, DC

posted 1.8.13

Sidwell Friends, a coeducational Quaker day school located in the Tenleytown neighborhood of N.W. Washington, DC seeks a full-time Chinese language teacher for its Upper School division (Grades 9-12). Applicants must be qualified to teach all levels of Chinese and have a native or near-native proficiency in that language.

Significant classroom experience as a Chinese teacher, an ability to motivate and support students, and a willingness to work collaboratively with others are required. The successful candidate will also have an educational background in Chinese language pedagogy (or a related discipline), experience with TPRS methodology, and experience in the use of technology for the language classroom. Candidates will be expected to serve as an effective ambassador for the School’s Chinese Studies Program. Interest and experience in travel with students is also preferred. This position begins August 2013. Interested candidates should send a resume, cover letter, statement of educational philosophy and contact information for three references to:

Sidwell Friends School
3825 Wisconsin Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20016

Sidwell Friends School is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, economics, gender, sexual orientation, and physical disability in its student body, faculty, and staff.


Visiting Assistant Professor Of Chinese
Coral Gables, FL

posted 1.8.13

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese beginning in August 2013 for a full-time, non-tenure-track, nine-month appointment for the 2013-14 academic year. The field of specialization is open, with preference given to candidates who have competence and/or training in second language pedagogy, curriculum design, and technology-enhanced language learning. The successful candidate should have native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and solid command of English. Qualifications include a commitment to excellence in Chinese language pedagogy and candidate must have Ph.D. in hand by July 30, 2013. Responsibilities include: (1) teaching elementary, intermediate and advanced levels in Chinese; (2) supervising lecturer teaching Chinese; (3) holding weekly office hours and attending departmental language program meetings as required.

Review of applications will begin on January 14 and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates may apply electronically – or mail the application to Dr. Viviana Díaz Balsera, Chair of the Search Committee, whose address is below. In either case, the application should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.

Dr. Viviana Díaz-Balsera, Chair of Search Committee
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
University of Miami
P.O. Box 248093
Coral Gables, FL 33124-2074

The University of Miami is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and has progressive work-life policies. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


Chinese Language Lecturer
Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine

posted 1.8.13

The Asian Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applicants for a lecturer position in Chinese language that begins in fall 2013. The initial appointment will be three years, with the possibility of renewal upon successful review. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English; an M.A. in Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, or related field; and teaching experience at the college level in the United States. The successful candidate will teach a 3-2 annual course load of upper and lower level language courses, as well as contribute to the program through activities such as participation in Chinese language table, advising on study abroad, etc. Bowdoin is a highly supportive environment; the successful candidate will be eligible for conference travel support and to apply for research and other professional development funds.

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit letter of application explaining your qualifications and teaching philosophy, c.v., a sample of self-designed materials for an upper level class (strongly recommended), and the names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

A short teaching demo/DVD should be mailed separately to:
Chinese Language Lecturer Search
Asian Studies Program
Bowdoin College
7500 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011-8475

Review of applications will begin on January 31st and continue until the position is filled. 

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 30% students of color, 4% International students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs. For further information about the college please visit our website: