­                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The Chinese Language Teachers Association Newsletter

News Update and New Jobs

(For May Issue, 2013)

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missed the deadline of the current issue of the CLTA Newsletter, but need to be posted immediately or else will be out-of-date.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


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Chinese Language and Literature


Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Chinese Language and Literature. The promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. Teaching duties are five courses per year on a trimester schedule, which normally includes four courses of language instruction at all levels and one course of literature in translation. PhD or its imminent completion is required. A successful applicant will be fluent in both Chinese and English; possess a broad knowledge of Chinese literature; and be committed to, trained in, and experienced at teaching Chinese language to undergraduates. The appointment will begin September 1, 2014.

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities or activities.

Carleton College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides generous professional development support for both research and teaching. We are located 45 minutes away from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The following materials are required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three letters of reference (at least one of which can directly address the applicant’s language teaching); statements addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and interests and scholarly agenda; sample syllabi; and at least one scholarly writing sample in English. Applicants should indicate whether they will be attending the CLTA annual meeting in Orlando in November. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15. All application materials must be submitted at jobs.carleton.edu.


[Received July 24]


Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature


The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese language and modern Chinese literature. Desirable areas of research specialization include modern literature, film, and cultural studies. Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment, possess native or near-native fluency in English and Mandarin, and be able to teach all levels of Chinese language including advanced language courses. Teaching responsibilities will typically include two language courses and two courses in English on modern Chinese literature, film, or cultural studies each year. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014.


Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample of no more than 30 pages, sample syllabi for both literature and language courses, and three recommendation letters. In addition, an audio recording including two segments of about three minutes each is required. One segment should be in English and the other in Mandarin, with one discussing the applicant’s research statement and the other explaining the applicant’s teaching philosophy. These materials including a link to audio files must be submitted at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21772 by Oct. 1, 2013. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.

Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students. Please visit the Williams College websitehttp://www.williams.edu. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.


[Received July 8, 2013]


Mandarin Chinese Instructor, Hartsville, SC


Darlington  County  School  District  (DCSD)  and  the  South  Carolina  Governor’s  School  for  Science  and  Mathematics  (GSSM)  offer  a  unique  opportunity  to  teach  Chinese  language, literature,  and  culture  beginning  August  13,  2013.  The  position  is  part  of  the  privately funded  PULSE  (Partnership  for  Unparalleled  Local  Scholastic  Excellence)  initiative  and will  be  jointly  governed  by  DCSD  and  GSSM.  The  duties  of  the  position  will  include teaching  Mandarin  Chinese  1,  2,  and  3  at  Hartsville  High  School  and  developing curriculum  for  current  and  future  courses.

The  ideal  candidate  will  hold  a  Master’s  or  Ph.D.  in  Chinese  language  and/or  literature;  have  native  or  near  native  fluency  in  both  Chinese  and  English;  and  be  able  to  demonstrate  enthusiasm  for  and  a  commitment  to  teaching  at  the  high  school  level. Preference  will  be  given  to  candidates  who  possess  teacher  certification  that  is transferrable  to  South  Carolina.    Salary  will  be  dictated  by  the  DCSD  teacher  salary  schedule,  and  supplemented  by  the  PULSE  initiative  according  to  education  and  level  of experience.  Before  applying,  please  note  that  our  county  does  not  sponsor  H1-­B  visas.

Review  of  applications  will  begin  immediately  and  continue  until  the  position  is  filled. Please  email  (1)  a  letter  of  application  stating  your  qualifications,  (2)  an  up-­to-­date curriculum  vitae,  and  (3)  the  names  and  contact  information  for  three  references  to:

Dr.  Jerome  Reyes
PULSE  Program  Director

For  clarification  or  questions,  please  call  Dr.  Reyes  at  (843)  858-­2399.


[Received July 8, 2013]


Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Taipei, TAIWAN


Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2013.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The application deadline can be extended only if necessary.

The Department of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan, invites applications for an open-rank tenure track position (Assistant/Associate or Full Professor), with preference given to candidates with a background in L2 Chinese Language Teaching Methods and Materials, Chinese as a second language acquisition, L2 Chinese material compilation and assessment, Standard Mandarin Pronunciation Training, L2 Chinese language testing and assessment, or L2 Chinese language teacher training. Position available starting February 1, 2014. Teaching experience in L2 Chinese is a must.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in hand in foreign language education, applied linguistics, Eastern Asian languages (Focus on Chinese), Chinese language and literature, or a closely related field. The salary will be commensurate with rank and experience and will be based on the standards of national universities in Taiwan. Previous teaching and research experience can be counted toward the salary scale in all three ranks.

Please submit a cover letter of application, a curriculum vita. (including a recent photo, contact telephone number(s) & email address), a list of publications, samples of scholary writing, proof of doctoral degree and current academic appointment (academic transcript is required for a new Ph.D. holder), a list of specialized areas, language background, courses capable of offering, and two letters of recommendation. Please send all application documents by registered mail to:

Search Committee
Department of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
National Taiwan Normal University
162 Ho-ping East Road, Section 1
Taipei 10610, TAIWAN

Please go to our website to do the on-line application:http


[Received June 27, 2013]

Instructor of Mandarin Chinese, River Falls, WI (Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area)

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is soliciting applications for the position of Instructor of Mandarin Chinese for the 2013-2014 academic year. The instructor will be responsible for teaching two sections of first-year Mandarin and one section of second-year Mandarin in fall semester, and one section each of first-year and second-year Mandarin in spring semester. Position is renewable on a yearly basis. M.A. required, near-native fluency in Mandarin and ability to teach simplified characters required.

UWRF is a 30 minute drive east from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN.

TO APPLY: Submit 1) letter of interest specifying your area(s) of teaching interest; 2) diversity statement: a statement specifically describing your experience and ability to contribute to UW-River Falls’ commitment to enhancing student awareness and appreciation of diverse cultures (may be included as part of the application letter); 3) unofficial transcript showing highest degree earned (an official copy will be required if hired); 4) resume or Curriculum Vitae; 5) names, addresses and telephone numbers of at least three persons who can comment upon your teaching ability, experience, and professional preparation.

Applications and inquiries should be sent electronically to:mary.foster@uwrf.edu
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. UWRF is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All persons, especially women, persons of color and the disabled are encouraged to apply.

Please feel free to contact Kristine Butler, kristine.butler@uwrf.edu, with any questions about the position.

[Received May 22, 2013]

Chinese Language Instructors Needed, Arlington, VA

Global Language Translation, Inc. is an award-winning company providing language instructors to government agencies and others in the Washington, DC area.
The Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State, currently has Chinese language positions open. These are full-time teaching positions; duties may include testing, curriculum development and other duties as assigned. (Note: Mandarin is most frequently needed; Cantonese positions arise occasionally.)

Job Description:
Instructors provide all levels of language instruction to US government personnel and their adult family members. Mon. – Fri., 7:15 AM – 4:00 PM or as assigned. Small classes in a campus setting in Arlington, VA

The Ideal Candidate will:
• Be a US Citizen, have a green card or US work authorization
• Be a native or near-native speaker of Chinese, educated in Chinese through high school; higher education in the language is preferred.
• Be knowledgeable about cultural norms and current usage of Chinese in one or more countries in which the language is spoken.
• Have minimum 3 years full-time experience teaching adults and a solid background in language-teaching methodology and adult education.
• Be knowledgeable about the grammatical features of Chinese
• Have taught speaking, reading and listening
• Be familiar with learning technology and assessment
• Speak and understand English at a high level; ability to write in the target language is a plus.
• Be willing to learn and open to feedback
• Be flexible regarding duties assigned as these may vary.

To Apply: Applicants must live in the Washington, DC area or be willing to relocate to the area at their own expense. Please email a formal resume as an attachment in.doc or pdf format. Send resume to operations@gltcenter.com and clearly identify your native language, educational background, work experience, familiarity with classroom technology, and information regarding work authorization and earliest availability.

[Received May 2, 2013]

Chinese Language Teacher, La Crosse, Wisconsin

The School District of La Crosse is accepting applications for a .50 FTE teaching position for a Chinese Language Teacher at Logan High School for the 2013 – 2014 school year.

Wisconsin Certification 349 required.

Prefer applicants possessing the following qualifications:
•Excellence in the ability to speak standard Mandarin Chinese
•Excellence in the ability to teach Mandarin to non-heritage learners of Chinese
•Excellence in the teaching of Chinese phonetics using the Pinyin system of Romanization
•Willingness to use technology to enhance classroom instruction
•Willingness to assist and/or organization student and/or teacher exchanges

Major responsibilities include:
•Develop and plan instructional activities, lesson plans and/or individual educational plans.
•Conduct classroom instruction based on established curriculum.
•Monitor student performance and behavior and take appropriate action.
•Integrate technology into teaching.
•Participate in parent/teacher conferences. Interpret student strengths, weaknesses and/or problems a student may be experiencing in the classroom.
•Collaborate with other staff in evaluating individual student problems, approach to instructional units, and new teaching technologies or procedures available.
•Develop student tests and evaluate results. Determine student grades for instructional units.
•Maintain and provide accurate records as required.
•Participate in curriculum review, staff development and/or training, and keep abreast of information in the field of education.
•Complete additional tasks as required by administrators.

Co-curricular Positions: Ability or interest in coaching one or more co-curricular activities.

Applicants are requested not to contact or send resumes to individual
building principals. To be given full consideration, please upload letter
of interest, resume, credentials, and transcripts to your WECAN account at https://services.education.wisc.edu/wecan/.

***Deadline to apply: Until position is filled.***

The School District of La Crosse is an equal opportunity employer and does not
discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, sex, creed, age, ancestry,national origin, sexual orientation, gender dentity/expression, political affiliation, marital status, disability or arrest or conviction record. The School District of La
Crosse encourages applications from all segments of the population.

We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or government, or against any individual(s) who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

Candidates seeking accommodations during an interview are encouraged to indicate such at the time they are contacted to interview.

[Received May 14, 2013]

PT Mandarin Teacher, Denver, Colorado

Gloabl Kidz Lab a leading provider of foreign language education to children is a Denver based education management company that offers play-based foreign language immersion programs in Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese for children ages 1-12. Our program is designed to help students acquire a second language in a fun and effortless manner, much like the way they learned their first language. Our classes are small and highly interactive, our native speaking teachers immerse our students 100% in the target language and use 21st century teaching tools such as iPads and Smart Boards to create a highly engaging student centered learning expereince. We offer classes at our various Global Kidz Lab learning centers as well as several elementary schools in the Denver area.

Position Overview:

§  Teach class at various Global Kidz Lab learning centers and elementary schools.

§  Teach your native language and culture in an immersion setting while using gestures, movement, dramatic play and other teaching techniques

§  Communicate with parents about students progress

§  Monitor and track students progress on a regular basis to submit end of semester summary reports

§  Collaborate and assist in weekly lesson adapatations with fellow teachers

§  Develop and enhance online learning resources

§  Participate in weekly training sessions


§  You are passionate about working with children.

§  You have 2-5 years experience teaching and working with children, preferably 3-9 year olds

§  You are a native or native-like speaker of Spanish, French or Mandarin Chinese

§  Minumum must have Bachelor’s degree

§  You have experience teaching or working with children, preferably 3-12 years old

§  You are comfortable using technology, computers, iPads and Smart Boards

§  You are a team player who works well in collaborating and sharing best practices

§  Must have valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Opportunities for Advancement, including FT teaching position

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with their resume.
Contact: Bryan Sorge, bryansorge@globalkidzlab.com

[Received May 14, 2013]