Employment Opportunities

Lecturer in Chinese

Lecturer in Chinese

The School of International Letters & Cultures at Arizona State University (Tempe campus) invites applications for a position as Chinese Lecturer, with an anticipated start date of August 2020. This is a full-time grant-based, benefits eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (August 16 – May 15), with the possibility of renewal for four years depending on funding. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

The lecturer will offer fall and spring courses online and on ground.  Candidate should be prepared to teach 6 courses a year in the lower and upper division undergraduate curriculum of the Chinese Language Flagship Program, administer tutorials, perform administrative tasks for the Chinese Language Flagship Program, and participate in program-related activities. Learn more about the Chinese Language Flagship Program ASU by visiting: https://silc.asu.edu/chineseflagship

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant area, such as the teaching of Chinese as a foreign language, or Chinese language and literature
  • Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English
  • At least two years of prior experience of teaching Chinese at the university level
  • Experience in proficiency-oriented, and task-based teaching
  • Experience in content-based and project-based instruction
  • Proficiency in using modern technology for language instruction

Desired Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with standardized tests such as OPI, OPIc, and STAMP tests
  • Experience performing administrative tasks in a university’s academic program
  • Experience with blended teaching and learning
  • Familiarity with on-line Chinese language courses
  • Experience organizing and overseeing study abroad programs
  • Experience working with diverse groups/populations

The College values cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.  

To apply, candidates must submit application materials online at Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/75825 by June 9, 2020 5pm EST; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed: (1)a cover letter addressed to Joanne Tsao, Search Committee Chair, outlining teaching philosophy and including a description of how the applicant’s experiences fit the qualifications listed above, (2) a current curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information of three references, (4) a teaching statement and a web link to Chinese teaching video of at least 20 minutes duration, (5) teaching evaluations for the most recent 3 years, and (6) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Questions about this position should be directed to Joanne Tsao, Search Committee Chair, at Joanne.Tsao@asu.edu

A background check is required for employment.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU's full non-discrimination statement (ACD401) is located on the ASU website:

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX)

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf  You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

Instructor in Spanish

Instructor in Spanish

The School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) at ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY seeks applications for two Instructors in the area of Spanish. The successful candidates will be expected to teach lower-division courses in Spanish curriculum, online and/or in-person (hybrid), hold office hours and work closely with the program coordinator to prepare lectures, class materials, and class assignments. Depending on area of expertise and need, the candidate may teach Upper-Division/heritage language/content courses. Must stay up to date with relevant professional development. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on an academic year basis (Aug.16 – May 15). A typical full-time course load is four classes per academic semester (for 4-credit hour classes). Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, the needs of the university, and sufficient enrollment in assigned courses. Anticipated start date is August 2020.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. 

Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty. Arizona State University is a leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA in Spanish, applied linguistics, linguistics, or related field, by time of appointment.
  • Three years’ experience in higher education teaching Spanish language courses, and evidence of effective teaching.
  • Native/near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion among diverse student populations.

Desired Qualifications:

  • PhD in Spanish or related field by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in online teaching and/or appropriate technologies in language instruction.
  • Familiarity with ACTFL proficiency standards and proficiency-based approaches to teaching Spanish.
  • Experience with outreach to diverse communities.
  • Experience with online platforms used for language instruction and Learning Management System(s).
  • Training in heritage language teaching.
  • Ability to teach Upper-Division coursework within our current curriculum. For related information, please see: https://silc.asu.edu/degrees/spanish.

Application Instructions:

To guarantee full consideration, applicants must apply electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/75248 submitting complete dossier which consist of the following:

1.  Cover letter outlining teaching philosophy, and how the applicant's experiences fit the qualifications listed above.

2.  Curriculum Vitae.

3.  Evidence of teaching effectiveness (quantitative and sample of qualitative data from teaching evaluations).

4.  A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence.

5.  Contact information for 3 references.

Applicants last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Dr. Anne Walton-Ramirez, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: annewr@asu.edu. Initial application deadline is May 4, 2020, 5:00PM Eastern Standard Time; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed.  

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

(See https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/)

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources.  ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.