GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
University System of Georgia
Lecturer in Chinese (NTT)—Search #67091
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department of Foreign Languages
Georgia Southern University invites nominations and applications for the position of Lecturer in Chinese in the Department of Foreign Languages in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Georgia Southern University, a member institution of the University System of Georgia, is classified as a Doctoral/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs. The University has earned a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. Academic programs are organized within eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies.
A residential university with a fall 2012 enrollment of more than 20,500 students, Georgia Southern is one of Georgia’s premier universities. One of the top choices in Georgia for new freshmen, including HOPE Scholars, Georgia Southern enrolls an increasingly selective student body representing 49 U.S. states and nearly 100 nations. The University continues to enhance its academic profile through higher admission standards, an expanded Honors Program, and scholarships for academically talented students.
Georgia Southern University is committed to advancing the state of Georgia and the region through the benefits of higher education, offering both campus-based and a number of online degree programs. The University fosters access to its educational programs, provides a comprehensive and fulfilling university experience, and enhances quality of life in the region through collaborative relationships supporting education, health care and human services, cultural experiences, scientific and technological advancement, athletics, and regional development.
The more than 900 acre park-like campus continues an era of capital construction that has opened new facilities for colleges and academic programs, student recreation and development, university housing, athletics, and public service. The learning environment is enhanced by a museum of cultural and natural history, a botanical garden, a unique wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre, and a continuing education and conference center. The University's Division I athletic teams, the Eagles, compete in the Sun Belt Conference. The campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.
Within this setting, the Department of Foreign Languages strives to have the premier undergraduate and master’s-level foreign language programs in the region and attempts to lead the region in promoting cultural and linguistic proficiency in major world languages. The Department of Foreign Languages is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service and seeks to prepare students to function at high levels of cultural and linguistic proficiency in today’s global environment. The successful candidate of this search will contribute to the Department’s mission and goals by participating in teaching and teaching-related activities at all levels (including recruiting, advising, retaining, and mentoring qualified students), by participating in service, and by contributing to the continual advancement of the Department’s goals and the execution of its mission. With this position, the Department seeks, in particular, to enhance its critical languages program as it moves toward offering a concentration in the language within the Modern Languages major. Study abroad, professional development, and the cultivation of supporters are all potential opportunities.
Position Description. Reporting to the department chair, the Lecturer position requires teaching and service responsibilities, professional development, as well as a Master’s degree; scholarly activities are welcomed but not required, although Lecturers are expected to remain current with the pedagogical innovations in their field. Lecturers will normally teach twelve to fifteen credit hours per semester and hold regular office hours; and they will participate actively in departmental, college, and university service. The position is a 9-month, non-tenure track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Earned Master’s or Doctorate in Chinese, or second-language teaching, or closely related field by August 1, 2014
Native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and in English
A minimum of four month’s residence immersed in an Chinese-speaking environment outside the USA
Willingness to work collegially in a multi-language department
Native or near-native proficiency in a language other than Chinese or English and a willingness to teach introductory courses in that language
Experience with proficiency-oriented instruction and with the ACTFL Proficiency Standards
Postmark deadline for receipt of applications is April 4, 2014. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2014. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be addressed to
Dr. Leticia McGrath, Search Chair
Search #67091, Chinese Lecturer
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu or http://class.georgiasouthern.edu/fl/. Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.