The instructor supports academically talented students enrolled in Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) online Chinese language courses.
Develop and teach lessons within curriculum defined by CTY.
Monitor student progress and assist students in accomplishing established learning objectives.
Interact independently with students using distance education technologies, primarily Moodle, Adobe Connect, Skype and e-mail.
Provide timely feedback to students and their parents on coursework and progress.
Coordinate with teaching assistant (TA) for tutorial sessions. The TA will be assigned to the course by CTY.
Manage student behavior and discipline in the online classroom.
Report concerns with students, courseware, systems or TA to supervisor.
Suggest improvements to course contents.
Submit hours worked via established system according to schedule provided by CTY.
Minimum required education and related work experience:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in relevant subject area or related field is required; Master's degree is strongly preferred.
Two years related experience is required, such as teaching or tutorial experience in Chinese language.
Note: Additional (graduate) education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula. JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
Required Special Skills and Knowledge:
Native-like proficiency in Chinese language.
Demonstrated ability to teach students to develop their written and conversational skills in Chinese.
Ability to prepare lesson plans and audio-visual aids per the required curriculum.
Experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds.
Extensive communication and organizational proficiencies along with excellent interpersonal skills.
Computer or other special needs for the position:
Must have a computer with broadband Internet access
Familiarity with Online education technologies a plus, such as Moodle, Adobe Connect and Skype.
Physical Requirements for the Job:
Ability to access and transmit information using a computer
Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery
The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly via telephone or Skype and email with internal and external audiences and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings
Work hours vary and are flexible; including weekends and evenings as determined with supervisor.
Applicants must be authorized to work and be based in the US.
Applicants must be based in United States.
All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.
CTY Online Programs offer students in grades preK-12 challenging academic coursework throughout the year. For more information, please visit: cty.jhu.edu/ctyonline
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