Columbia University is seeking Vietnamese Language Lecturer
Description: 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.
Minimum Degree: MA and teaching experience.
Qualifications to apply: 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.
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