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Lecturers in Chinese Language

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Anticipated start: 09/19/2022

Application Window

Open date: November 9th, 2021

Next review date: Thursday, Dec 9, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Lecturer in Chinese Language

Starting Date:
The first day of Fall quarter is September 19, 2022.

Salary: Based on 100% annual salary of $56,945 (pending final budget approval) Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.

These positions are contingent upon availability of funding.

All appointments are contingent upon the appointee being able to provide, in accord with Federal law, evidence of authorization to work in the United States.

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements are an M.A. in Chinese language pedagogy, teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese linguistics, or a closely related area; Applicants holding a Ph.D., or who are ABD (while also holding an M.A.), are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates who have native fluency in Mandarin Chinese, a very good command of English; comprehensive understanding of the linguistic properties of Mandarin Chinese; familiarity with teaching methodologies and technologies; ability to teach all levels of Mandarin Chinese both independently and in a team; experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Mandarin Chinese autonomously at the college level in the U.S. Priority will also be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Chinese language at an American university. Supervisory experience is also preferred.

*Duties: *
Each full-time lecturer will teach 8 courses over 3 quarters (Fall 2022, Winter 2023, Spring 2023). Each will teach language courses from among First-year through Third-year Chinese (CHN 001-006, CHN 101a, b, c).

*Application Procedure: *
Please provide cover letter, a current CV, teaching statement, statement of contributions to diversity, two sample syllabi, sample teaching materials (i.e., PowerPoint slides, handouts, homework assignments), at least two recent sets of student evaluations (narrative and numerical), and 3 referee letters (not from students). Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01497 Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries”. The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature: http://help.interfolio.com

Candidates who advance to the interview stage will be asked to provide a short teaching demonstration during the interview. This demonstration will be on a topic pertinent to the course or courses to be taught for the position.

Review of applications will begin December 9, 2021 and continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by December 9, 2021.

Department Contact person – Prof. Yenna Wu: Yenna.Wu@ucr.edu)

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Minimum requirements are an M.A. in Chinese language pedagogy, teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese linguistics, or a closely related area

Preferred qualifications

Applicants holding a Ph.D., or who are ABD (while also holding an M.A.), are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates who have native fluency in Mandarin Chinese, a very good command of English; comprehensive understanding of the linguistic properties of Mandarin Chinese; familiarity with teaching methodologies and technologies; ability to teach all levels of Mandarin Chinese both independently and in a team; experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Mandarin Chinese autonomously at the college level in the U.S.

Priority will also be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Chinese language at an American university.

Supervisory experience is also preferred.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Syllabus - Minimum two samples.

  • Sample Teaching Material - (i.e., PowerPoint slides, handouts, homework assignments)

  • Teaching Evaluations - Narrative and Numerical. Minimum two recent sets.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01497

Help contact: michael.austin@ucr.edu

Campus Information

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA 92521