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  • The Chinese Studies Program (http://chinesestudies.ucsd.edu/) and the Institute of Arts and Humanities within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, student body. Applications are being accepted for one full-time Unit-18 Lecturer position for the Chinese language program. Primary duties for the instructor position are modern Chinese courses at various level as assigned. Employment start date is July 1, 2017, however the fall quarter begins on September 25, 2017. The Chinese Studies Program offers training to new and returning teaching assistant prior to the start of the Fall Quarter at UC San Diego and the candidate is encouraged to participate.

    Required Qualifications:
    • Applicants must have an M.A. or higher degree in Chinese language pedagogy or relevant fields.
    • Qualified candidates must have native command or native-level speaker in Mandarin Chinese and English. With strong oral and written communication skills in both languages including writing in Traditional and Simplified characters.
    • Extensive experience as a language instructor at a college level is required and the ability of teaching all levels of Chinese language courses. With a preference to candidates that have five years or more of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese at the college level. 
    • Ability to plan and implement creative, hands-on and engaging lessons at various levels.
    • The ability to train and supervise graduate students as teaching assistants in a Chinese language learning environment. 
    • Expertise of Chinese customs and culture.
    • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.A. and/or eligible for a visa to work in the U.S.A.

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Effective use of technology for teaching, student projects and documenting curriculum is preferred.
• Commitment to student-centered and multicultural education
• Knowledgeable of effective techniques for classroom management
• Knowledge of evaluation and assessment of student progress.
• The preferred candidate will have experience or a willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and have an overall demonstrated strong leadership in an academic setting. 
• The successful candidate is expected to have work with existing faculty to design and develop content-based courses, thematic-based courses and/or Chinese language for special purposes and will continue to do so as a member of the Chinese Studies Program.


Applications should be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, via AP-On-Line Recruit. 
Application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01319
The deadline to apply is open until the position is filled.


Documents Required from the Applicant:
• A cover letter stating qualifications for college level Chinese language instruction
• Curriculum vitae
• A teaching demo video of the applicant which should be uploaded into a YouTube, Youku or a similar website or directly into the AP-On-Line website . The video should be in Mandarin Chinese and the recording (10-20 minutes) should show the candidate teaching in an actual classroom setting and reflecting their pedagogical method of pǔtōnghuà to college students.
• Three letters of recommendation directly uploaded via the AP-On-Line website
• The applicant must review the Contributions to Diversity instructions and submit a statement within the online application. The applicant must submit a written statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see: http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html


Deadline to Apply: Open Until Position is Filled
Appointment Start Date: July 1, 2017
Fall Quarter Instruction Begin Date: September 25, 2017 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Application materials must be submitted online via AP-On-Line Recruit: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01319
UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. The position is covered by a Bargaining Agreement.

  • The Chinese Studies Program and Chen laoshi provide an incredibly helpful Mandarin Chinese Pronunciation Practice online resources for free. Click on this website: http://chinesepronunciationpractice.ucsd.edu/ to hear the four tones, initials, finals, compound tones and more.
  • The Blakemore Foundation has grants for the study of East and Southeast Asian Languages: http://www.blakemorefoundation.org/

    Since 1990, the Blakemore Foundation, with the support of The Freeman Foundation, has awarded over $17 million in grants to college graduates and young professionals for an academic year abroad in full-time intensive language study. The fellowships cover tuition and a stipend for related educational expenses, basic living costs and transportation.

    Superior candidates pursuing careers in fields such as academia, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math), international business, accounting, law, medicine, journalism, architecture, teaching, social or NGO work, and government service are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for the search for a Full-time Mandarin Chinese Language Lecturer 2016-2017 at UC San Diego has passed. The Application webpage https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01022 is CLOSED.

The Chinese Studies Program (http://chinesestudies.ucsd.edu/), the Institute of Arts and Humanities and the Department of History within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, student body. Applications are being accepted for one full-time Unit-18 Lecturer position for the Chinese language program. Primary duties for the instructor position are modern Chinese courses at various level as assigned. Employment start date is July 1, 2016, however the fall quarter begins on September 19, 2016 and the candidate must be available to participate in training prior to the start of the Fall Quarter at UC San Diego. This employment opportunity is for a one year appointment but may result in a renewable appointment at UC San Diego.

Required Qualifications:
• Applicants must have an M.A. or higher degree in Chinese language pedagogy or relevant fields.
• Qualified candidates must have native command or native-level speaker in Mandarin Chinese and English. With strong oral and written communication skills in both languages including writing in Traditional and Simplified characters.
• Extensive experience as a language instructor at a college level is required and the ability of teaching all levels of Chinese language courses. With a preference to candidates that have five years or more of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese at the college level, which can include time as a teaching assistant.
• Expertise of Chinese customs and culture.
• Ability to plan and implement creative, hands-on and engaging lessons at various levels.
• The ability to supervise and train graduate students as teaching assistants in a Chinese language learning environment.
• Legal authorization to work in the U.S.A. and/or eligible for a visa to work in the U.S.A.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Effective use of technology for teaching, student projects and documenting curriculum is preferred.
• Commitment to student-centered and multicultural education
• Knowledgeable of effective techniques for classroom management
• Knowledge of evaluation and assessment of student progress.
• The preferred candidate will have experience or a willingness to participate in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. And overall demonstrated strong leadership in an academic setting.
• The successful candidate is expected to have worked with existing faculty to design and develop content-based courses, thematic-based courses and/or Chinese language for special purposes and will continue to do so as a member of the Chinese Studies Program.

Applications should be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, via AP-On-Line Recruit.
Application: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01022
The deadline to apply is March 6, 2016. Review of applications will commence on March 7, 2016.

Documents Required from the Applicant:
• A cover letter stating qualifications for college level Chinese language instruction
• Curriculum vitae
• A video recording that is 5 to 10 minutes long of the candidate speaking in Mandarin Chinese. Self-introduction, where candidate makes a statement of teaching pǔtōnghuà to college students. Candidate should share own background on Chinese language pedagogy. Submit recording via AP-On-Line Recruit. Recording can be submitted via web-accessible hyperlink, USB flash drive or DVD.
• Three letters of recommendation uploaded via the AP-On-Line website by March 6, 2016
• Review of the Contributions to Diversity statement within the online application, where the applicant will submit a written statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see: http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html

Deadline to Apply: March 6, 2016
Appointment Start Date: July 1, 2016
Fall Quarter Instruction Begin Date: September 19, 2016
Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
Application materials must be submitted online via AP-On-Line Recruit: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01022

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. The position is covered by a Bargaining Agreement. 

  • U.S. State Department seeking U.S. Citizens with Proficiency in Mandarin

The U.S. Department of State's Consular Fellows Program invites you to learn more about how your proficiency in Mandarin can be part of a unique national service program working in U.S. embassies and consulates abraad. Find out more about becoming a Consular Fellow, apply now, or connect with a Diplomat in Residence in your region. Please note that the deadline to apply is July 13, 2016.

  • Celebrate Chinese New Year with the UC San Diego Chinese Studies Program.
    This winter quarter we are showcasing the talents of students from the Chinese language courses in a Chinese Year Student Talent Show Celebration. You are invited to join us on Friday, February 12, 2016 at 6:00pm on UCSD campus in Peterson Hall 108. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP at ChineseStudies@ucsd.edu (Updated 2/10/2016).
  • Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Announcement
    ‘Ambassador’ Scholarships are offered via TUSA to U.S. college students during the summer. The purpose of the program is to provide instruction in Mandarin Chinese and to acquaint students with the rich culture of Taiwan. This overseas immersion program in Mandarin and the Taiwanese culture will take place at the Chinese Language Center at the National Cheng Kung University in Tainan City, Taiwan. To learn more and apply go to: http://taiwanusalliance.com/. Application are typically due in February in preparation for this upcoming summer study abroad opportunity (starting in early July and ending in late August). To participate in the summer from 2015 please submit your application by the initial deadline on February 15, 2015 and the final deadline March 31, 2015.
  • A message from Director Kuiyi Shen of the Chinese Studies Program at UCSD regarding Wai-Lim Yip
    Professor Emeritus of Literature, Wai-lim Yip葉維廉, is published as Featured Scholar in the current issue of a leading literary magazine, Chinese Literature Today (v.3: 1&2. 2013).   Yip was born in Guangzhou in 1937, exiled to Hong Kong in 1949, educated partially in Taiwan (B.A. and M.A.) and partly in the U.S. (M.F.A. and Ph.D.).  He began teaching at U.C. San Diego in 1967.  Four feature articles in CLT provide an extended analysis and understanding of the centrality of Yip’s writing to transpacific poetry and his deep impact on English and Chinese poetics.  Literary critic Chunlin Li’s piece, “A Creative New Start: Wai-lim Yip in China,” discusses the seminal importance of his writings and lectures on the understanding of modernist poetry in mainland China from 1981 to the present.  With publication of the nine-volume Collected Works of Wai-lim Yip in 2003, mainland readers have been inspired by his writings on classical Chinese poetry, literary hermeneutics, East-West comparative poetics, and Daoist aesthetics.  A long interview of Wai-lim Yip with University of Oklahoma professor Jonathan Stalling records Yip’s profound reflections on poetry, translation, modern and classical language, and other topics, bringing out vividly his contributions to transpacific Chinese-English poetry and poetics.  Yip’s firm belief in the necessity of a pluralism in which the distinctive features of Chinese and English poetry are each preserved has motivated his extraordinary poetic accomplishments in both languages, an approach that has been labeled Daoist modernism.  The issue also includes a fascinating essay by Yip, “Quest for the Right Poem: My Modernist Beginnings,” a literary autobiography that sheds light on his own work and on important currents in twentieth century poetry (http://www.ou.edu/clt/03-01/essay-wai-lim-yip.html). A section of fourteen well-chosen poems that span fifty years are published in bilingual versions and include examples long out of print as well as recent work.  In the words of the editor, “Bridging the English lyric and the classical Chinese syntactic brevity and imagistic intensity, these poems constitute the arch of one of the most interesting bodies of transpacific poetics in the latter half of the twentieth century.” (Posted 3/25/2014)  
  • Henry Luce Foundation - ACLS Program in China Studies Grants
    Pre-dissertation summer Travel Grants, Postdocs and Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants are available at various times of the year. More details are on the ACLS website: http://www.acls.org/. (Posted 7/8/2014)
  • Jerome Rothenberg posted his essay on Professor Yip in the blog “Poems and Poetics”.
    Please visit poemsandpoetics.blogspot.com or you can click on article  https://jacket2.org/commentary/jerome-rothenberg-ezra-pound-wai-lim-yip-chinese-poetry-america-tribute.
    “During the last half of last year, CLT(Chinese Literature Today) editor-scholar-poet, Professor Jonathan Stalling had been interviewing  me via email with the end result of a dialogue-essay on me. To make this a centerpiece as a featured presentation of me as a TransPacific poet and scholar, I ended up writing an essay about the deep thinking of how my trajectory was formed from tensional dialogues with Euro-American modernism. This has taken a long time. The CLT issue has just come out. It contains (1) an Introduction by someone who has read most, if not all, of the responses from China,(2) an essay by me on my modernist beginnings,(3) the Main Interview essay in which Stalling wants to call my project Daoist Modernism, my activity ,TransPacific poetry and poetics, followed by (4) a selection of my poetry in two languages plus (5) a section called Chinese Poets Writing English poems in which I have 3 poems to my credit. I thought you might be interested in this. However, I don't know what has happened, they sent me only one copy. The attached are all the selections plus comments by the editor, (in their near-finished proof form), good enough to give you some sense of what is it all about.”
  • The UCSD International House Host Conversation Tables in various languages during fall, winter and spring quarters. All are welcomed. Go to this webpage: http://ihouse.ucsd.edu/programs/lang-table.html to read more. We encourage you to join.
  • 21st Century China at UCSD
    Learn more about 21st Century and the China related events they are hosting: http://china.ucsd.edu.
  • China in Focus is an opportunity for undergraduates and graduate students to discuss and post about China related topics. Visit http://21cc.chinafocus.us/ to participate in the blog.
  • Employment Opportunity with U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer.

Visit this webpage http://careers.state.gov/officer to learn more about the “mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad” and how that could be your future career path. In addition to the long-term employment opportunities with the U.S. Department of State there are also internships listed at: https://careers.state.gov/students.

  • U.S. State Department seeking U.S. Citizens with Proficiency in Mandarin

The U.S. Department of State's Consular Fellows Program invites you to learn more about how your proficiency in Mandarin can be part of a unique national service program working in U.S. embassies and consulates abraad. Find out more about becoming a Consular Fellow, apply now, or connect with a Diplomat in Residence in your region. Please note that the deadline to apply is July 13, 2016.