The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota seeks to fill appointments to teach Chinese starting fall semester 2017 on an as needed basis. These positions may be full- or part-time for fall semester 2017 (08/28/17 - 01/10/18) and spring semester 2018 (01/11/18 - 05/27/18). There is an option for teaching summer courses. These position are for day, evening, or a combination of day/evening courses, taught on a semester basis. Full-time appointments are eligible for benefits. Salary range is competitive based upon qualifications. The position may be annually renewable depending on departmental need, funding and performance.
Duties and responsibilities: Teach assigned language classes/sections; keep office hours; prepare course materials; engage in curriculum development; prepare and grade exams; and participate in program governance as appropriate.
Required qualifications: M.A. or foreign equivalent, in Chinese, or related area. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese. Strong English language communication skills, and university-level teaching experience in Chinese language. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Chinese, or related area, with two or more years of university-level teaching experience in Chinese language.
Candidates with a Masters degree will be appointed as Teaching Specialist; candidates with a Ph.D. will be appointed as Lecturer.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.