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East Asia Educational Outreach Coordinator - Archive
Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS)

Posting: 10376
Location: Eugene
Closes: 2011-03-13

Application review will begin February 8, 2011; Open until filled

Salary: $36,000-$40,000 at 1.0 FTE

The Center for Applied Second Language Studies and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies are recruiting for the position of East Asia Educational Outreach Coordinator. This is a newly created full-time (1.0 FTE), Officer of Research fixed-term position, beginning approximately February 20, 2011.  Annual contract renewal is contingent upon renewed grant funds.

The East Asia Educational Outreach Coordinator will jointly report to the Director of the Center for Applied Second Language Studies and the Assistant Director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies.


The East Asia Educational Outreach Coordinator is responsible for the development, instruction, and administration of UO and grant-funded projects and programs, mostly but not limited to those involving curriculum and program development related to East Asia. In addition, this person will work closely with the faculty and staff within the Center for Applied Second Language Studies and the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies on related outreach events.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Teach and facilitate regular related courses, including LING 409 (Teaching Practicum) for visiting East Asian students, and conduct teacher training sessions on East Asia curricular units.
  • Develop Chinese Academic Language Learning Modules (CALLM) for interactive, online advanced content courses in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Develop East Asia curricular units and teaching materials with East Asia specialists and educators on campus, including materials for K-12 teachers.
  • Manage specialized exchange programs with students and faculty from East Asian universities, including writing contracts, setting up program schedule, arranging housing, etc
  • Develop, plan and manage East Asia outreach programs, including event planning, budget tracking, and reporting.
  • Provide general office assistance and participate in other projects as assigned, including, but not limited to working with guest speakers, room scheduling, travel arrangements, and publicity.

Required qualifications

  • MA or MS degree.
  • Higher education teaching experience at the undergraduate level.
  • Curriculum development experience related to East Asian Studies and East Asian languages.
  • Advanced proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.
  • Demonstrated program development, management, budget-tracking, and reporting experience.
  • Event planning experience (some weekend and evening work required).
  • Organizational, time-management, and intercultural skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Flexibility, creativity, and enthusiasm.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with faculty, staff, and students with diverse backgrounds and cultures. Must be flexible and able to work well on a team as well as individually.

Preferred qualifications

  • International degree and/or overseas experience preferred.
  • Experience with both K-12 and university level teaching preferred.
  • Proficiency in an additional East Asian language preferred.

Salary range: $36,000-40,000 at 1.0 FTE, based on qualifications and experience; The University provides excellent benefits, including comprehensive medical and dental insurance coverage, retirement plans, and sick leave and vacation policies.

To ensure full consideration, the following documents must be received by Tuesday, February 8, 2011, however the position will remain open until filled.

  1. A cover letter which addresses the applicant’s qualifications and interest in the position.
  2. A current resume.
  3. The names, addresses and phone numbers of at least three professional references.
  4. Up to 3 samples of syllabi and/or curriculum you have developed.

Hard copy applications should be sent to:

Center for Asian and Pacific Studies
Attn:  Outreach Coordinator Search
110 Gerlinger Hall
Eugene, OR  97403

Please note that electronic submissions will not be reviewed.

For questions about the position, please contact Lori O’Hollaren, Assistant Director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, at (541) 346-1521.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment to promoting a diverse learning and working environment are encouraged to apply.

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 20,000. The Eugene metro area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour's drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-10 athletic conference.