Columbia University, East Asian Languages and Cultures
Lecturer in Discipline (Vietnamese)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New York, United States|
The Vietnamese Language Program of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for a lecturer position in modern Vietnamese, beginning fall 2018. This is a full-time position with multi-year renewal contingent upon successful review. Responsibilities include teaching first-year through fourth-year modern Vietnamese. We are particularly interested in an engaging instructor willing to work collaboratively with other Columbia faculty and staff in developing Vietnamese studies at Columbia, which has just hired two full-time professorial rank faculty in Vietnamese studies.
Applicants should have extensive experience in teaching Vietnamese at the university-level to native speakers of English, demonstrated exceptional teaching achievement at all levels (level 1 through level 4) with both heritage and non-heritage learners, and familiarity with instructional technology. Demonstrated knowledge of web-based and other computer oriented applications for the production of learning materials is highly desirable.
All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position: Native-level competency in both written and spoken Vietnamese (either standard Northern or Southern dialect will be considered); fluency in English; demonstrated ability to teach college-level Vietnamese and to prepare teaching materials both independently and collaboratively; expertise in Vietnamese grammar and orthography and knowledge of the cultural background necessary to teach the language. Some level of familiarity with the character script known as Chữ Nôm is an added bonus. Candidates must possess evidence of excellence in carrying out administrative responsibilities (to be the Director of the Vietnamese Language Program), including the capacity to hire and nurture outstanding language lecturers and to be active externally in the field of Vietnamese language studies. M.A. in hand at the time of application. Ph.D. in a related field is highly preferred.
All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (such as course descriptions, syllabi, sample teaching video) to be submitted as "Other Document 1," teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of three references. Please direct questions to Youngmi Jin, email@example.com. Before uploading documents, applicants first will be asked to input a name and valid email address for each reference provider. The application to this position requires a minimum of three reference letters. The applicant may enable RAPS to generate an automatic email to the reference provider, politely requesting a letter of reference and offering a secure link to the RAPS website where a letter can be uploaded quickly and easily. Wherever possible, letters should be uploaded in the online system.
|Secondary Categories:||Area Studies