Middlebury’s internationally renowned Chinese School seeks a visionary leader with tenure credentials, extensive language teaching experience, experience with communicative competency-based language instruction and assessment, and demonstrated administrative ability.

During the summer the Director is responsible for overseeing the instructional and co-curricular program on-site; during the academic year s/he evaluates and hires faculty, publicizes the program, recruits students, oversees the admissions process, and attends one on-campus winter meeting. As part of the terms of a negotiated contract, the successful candidate will spend all or part of the upcoming summer of 2017 at our Vermont campus as an instructor and observing the operation of the School, meeting with the outgoing director as well as the School faculty, staff and other directors, and planning for the following year. As director-designate, the candidate will in most cases teach. The three-year term director appointment will begin September 1, 2017.

In addition to the salary, lodging and a complete meal plan will be provided. This position is for the summer 2017.


Applicants for this position should be faculty members with tenure or tenurable credentials in an established program. Candidates with extensive language teaching, administrative experience, and leadership ability will receive strongest consideration.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin on September 22, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and three letters of recommendation. Preliminary interviewing will take place at ACTFL (Boston, November 2016). Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect applications. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.