Preceptor in Chinese

Cambridge, Massachusetts (US)
18 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Preceptor in Chinese
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations Position Description

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for one or more full-time Preceptors in Chinese expected to begin July 1, 2018. This will be a term appointment, with the duration of the term to be determined. The appointment is renewable, based on performance and curricular need, for up to a total of eight years.

Basic Qualifications

The applicant must have experience in teaching all levels of modern Chinese, and have native or near-native proficiency in modern standard Chinese, both written and spoken.

Additional Qualifications

The successful candidate should be well versed in the issues of teaching Chinese as a foreign language, and must have exemplary ability in comprehension and active use of modern standard Chinese, both written and spoken. Several years of experience teaching modern Chinese at the college level in the United States and specialization in Chinese pedagogy and second language acquisition is highly desirable. An M.A. degree or higher in Chinese Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or a closely related field is preferred; experience in computer-assisted language teaching is a plus.

Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references (who will be invited to upload letters of recommendation) to http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7890. Candidates should also send a 20-minute teaching demo by URL through the ARIeS portal, or send a DVD of the applicant teaching to:
Chair, Preceptor Search Committee
Chinese Language Program
East Asian Languages and Civilizations Department
Harvard University
5 Bryant Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

All application materials should be submitted by November 15, 2017. Please note that references will only be invited to upload letters of recommendation after a complete application has been submitted online. Reference letters should be submitted by November 30, 2017.

Contact Information

Language Coordinator
5 Bryant Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

Contact Email eal@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required 3 Maximum Number of References Allowed 3 Supplemental Questions.

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

  1. URL
  2. Video