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College of Education and Behavioral Sciences



Clinical Assistant Professor: Nine month position;- Position ID: 996039

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College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Clinical Assistant Professor: Nine month position

School of Teacher Education and the Confucius Institute

Position Description:

Western Kentucky University (WKU) seeks a qualified individual to serve as a non-tenure eligible Clinical Assistant Professor position for the Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTSCOL) program. This candidate will also be given release time during the academic year for duties related to the Confucius Institute at WKU.  In addition, the candidate will be expected to continue working with the Confucius Institute during approximately one summer month, with extra compensation provided. The start date for this position is August 15, 2015. This appointment is renewable for up to 5 years.

College of Education & Behavioral Sciences, School of Teacher Education

The successful candidate will be actively involved in the implementation of the Master of Teaching Chinese Speakers of Other Languages program including but not limited to:

  • Serves as an instructor in the MAT graduate program at WKU
  • Academic advising
  • Provides supervision for teacher candidates during teaching experiences in P-12 school settings
  • Provides mentoring for teacher candidates throughout their enrollment in the MAT degree program

Confucius Institute

The successful individual is expected to work closely with the Confucius Institute during the academic year to provide support and management of requests related to new Volunteer teachers. The candidate will assist in compiling, coordinating, and submission of the documents related to the new Volunteer teachers.

  • Assists Orientation for new Volunteer teachers upon their arrival in US (1 month during summer)
  • Various duties as requested by Director of Confucius Institute

Required Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree from an accredited institution in Teacher Education or related field with a focus on teaching Chinese language
  • A minimum of 3 years of successful classroom teaching experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in United States public education settings
  • Bi-lingual in Mandarin Chinese and English


Western Kentucky University serves over 21,000 students, and is located in Bowling Green, one of the fastest growing communities in Kentucky. Bowling Green is located 65 miles north of Nashville, TN and 120 miles south of Louisville, KY. Additional information related to WKU can be found at: http://www.wku.edu.


To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application, vita, teaching philosophy, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Martha M. Day, Search Chairperson

Clinical Assistant Professor MTSCOL Search

Western Kentucky University

Thompson Complex Central Wing 100A

1906 College Heights Blvd. #21077

Bowling Green, KY 42101-1029



Review Date;

Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal  Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745- 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.




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