Georgia Tech posdoc fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese at the Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of Modern Languages at The Georgia Institute of Technology ( invites applications for a Teaching Fellow in Chinese as part of its signature Global Languages, Cultures, and Technologies (GLACT) Postdoctoral Program, with a start date of August 1, 2019. This visiting faculty position is a full-time nine-month appointment with a 3/3 teaching load, and is renewable for up to three academic years. Fellows may teach one to two courses in the candidate’s area of research specialization and can apply for an annual course release in support of academic program development.

The successful candidate will have (1) a PhD conferred no later than the anticipated appointment start date of August 1, 2019 and not before August 1, 2014; (2) native or near native-level competence in Chinese; (3) an active scholarly agenda; and (4) documented evidence of successful teaching of the Chinese language, at both lower and upper levels, including content-based language courses. Candidates with expertise in online and virtual instruction, innovative teaching methodologies, and interest in shaping cross-disciplinary language program development for the 21stst Century are especially encouraged to apply. Expertise in the following specializations are preferred: applied linguistics; language for STEM, sustainability, and business fields; online education; and interest in contributing to undergraduate study abroad programs.

The Postdoctoral Program in Global Languages, Cultures, and Technologies

The GLACT Program fosters collaboration across languages, technologies, and global cultures. Candidates join a cohort of postdoctoral fellows across the languages represented in the School of Modern Languages and receive faculty mentorship to support their professional success. The GLACT program provides health and retirement benefits, a salary of $49,500 per academic year, and a $2,500 professional-development allocation per year. Summer instruction or academic program development appointments may be available. The School of Modern Languages will fund $1,500 toward relocation expenses.

Teaching and Curricular Development: GLACT fellows teach a range of undergraduate courses, with one to two courses possible in the candidate’s area of research specialization. The GLACT Program includes opportunities for curricular and program development in topics related to languages, cultures, and technologies, as well as potential instruction in connection with our signature summer study abroad programs Languages for Business and Technology (LBAT). Interest in collaboration with faculty and researchers in the School of Modern Languages and across the Institute – including in technology-oriented disciplines – is vital, as the GLACT position involves teaching a range of students with diverse academic backgrounds while contributing to new and innovative academic programming and career education initiatives that align with Georgia Tech strategic priorities.

Research and Scholarship: Candidates are expected to continue their scholarly agendas and are encouraged to develop research expertise in areas such as foreign language pedagogy, service learning, international education, digital humanities, cross-disciplinary language and technology instructional innovation, and assessment. The GLACT Program encourages active collaboration on shared research interests as part of a vibrant scholarly community, with regular and formalized opportunities for feedback, mentorship, and intellectual development.

Professional Development: Candidates are supported in their professional development toward academic and non-academic career paths, and may take opportunities to gain skills in programmatic assessment, grant writing, administration, publishing, and public relations.

Service: Candidates may serve on committees to help shape programmatic initiatives in areas such as innovative instructional technologies, curriculum development, recruitment and outreach, and professional opportunities for Georgia Tech students in the global arena.

The School of Modern Languages and Georgia Tech

The School of Modern Languages emphasizes interactive learning and interdisciplinary study of languages and cultures. We offer an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Language (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML). We offer two Master’s programs, an MS in Applied Languages and Intercultural studies and an MS in Global Media Cultures. The school is home to approximately 60 full- and part-time faculty members. The Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts is recognized nationally and internationally for teaching and research examining the human context of engineering, science, and technology. Georgia Tech is a top-ranked public research university situated in the heart of Atlanta, a diverse and vibrant city with great economic and cultural strengths. The Institute is a member of the University System of Georgia, the Georgia Research Alliance, and the Association of American Universities. Georgia Tech prides itself on its technology resources, collaborations, high-quality student body, and its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Georgia Tech is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Georgia Tech has policies to promote a healthy work-life balance.

To apply: Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a description of teaching interests as well as their advising/mentoring philosophy, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Application materials should be submitted as in one PDF file to Please make arrangements to have three letters of recommendation sent under separate cover to Review of applications begins on April 29, 2019. Virtual short-list interviews are expected to be conducted during the period May 3-10. An earned doctorate is required by the start of the appointment, and a background check must be completed prior to employment.

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