University of Puerto Rico position

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
College of Humanities, Department of Foreign Languages

Announcement for a Tenure-Track position in Chinese (Mandarin) 

The Department of Foreign Languages, College of Humanities, at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus announces a search to fill a tenure-track position in Mandarin Chinese, beginning on August 1st, 2021.

Requirements: The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chinese or related field (e.g., foreign language teaching methodologies or applied linguistics with a specialization in Chinese) from an accredited university comparable with the University of Puerto Rico, at the time of appointment, and native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. The applicant will need to evidence his/her ability to conduct research in their area of specialization with publications and conference presentations. They will also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching (in-person and virtual instruction), and preferably will have teaching experience at the college or university level. The applicant should demonstrate availability for supervising thesis and dissertations, and commitment to actively seeking external funding. In addition, the applicant must have a good level of Spanish or willingness to learn it.

Responsibilities: The appointee will teach basic, intermediate, and advanced Chinese courses and be willing to collaborate with other departments and graduate programs. He/she will conduct research and publish in peer reviewed journals in his/her area of expertise, actively participate in university life, advise students in his/her field (including directing theses), work in teams as a teacher and on committees, and contribute to the development of the Chinese curriculum and the organization of Chinese academic and cultural events. Experience in seeking and acquiring external funding, as well as expertise in the use of computer-assisted language learning in face-to face and online modes is desirable. The appointee will fulfill all academic responsibilities in the areas of teaching, research, publication, and service.

Please send cover letter in English or Spanish, up to date curriculum vitae, official academic credentials of all degrees, writing or publication sample, minimum of three letters of recommendation and student evaluations, no later than April 12, 2021, to:

Dr. Antoine Philippe
Interim Chair, Department of Foreign Languages
13 Ave. Universidad Ste. 1301
San Juan, PR 00925-2533
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