Director of Language Studies

The Tianjin Juilliard School

About the organization

The Juilliard School is a world leader in performing arts education, providing the highest caliber of education for young performing artists from around the world for more than a century. The Tianjin Juilliard School will be uniquely focused on collaborative musicianship. Juilliard’s school in China will emphasize a commitment to ensemble playing of the highest artistic level. This is the hallmark of the Juilliard experience - our programs reflect the best of educational standards, preparing you for a lifetime of creative expression, of engagement and growth as an individual and as a musician.

The Tianjin Juilliard Pre-College will welcome the inaugural class of students in fall 2019. Admission decisions for fall 2019 will be announced in May.

The Tianjin Juilliard School Graduate Studies program will open in the fall of 2020.


Responsibilities (please contact Audrey Axinn at [email protected] for full list):

To develop content and methodology proposals for teaching ESL to music students in the Pre-College as well as the Master’s Program at the Tianjin Juilliard School.

To collaborate and coordinate with the Director of ESL at The Juilliard School in New York as well as Associate Deans in Tianjin regarding the curriculum and teaching methods and also to ensure compliance with JSNY’s accreditation requirements.

To create assessment models for English language proficiency for applicants to both programs as part of overall Admissions criteria. And to create additional assessment mechanisms for incoming students to determine ESL class placement.

To investigate the creation of a research center to analyze data from Pre-College students and Graduate School applicant language assessments to inform content of ESL courses and to contribute to an ongoing analysis of applicants’ language proficiency requirements.

To create and instruct a proportionately appropriate training program that could be ongoing for all newly-arrived non-mandarin-speaking faculty to improve their ability to communicate effectively with and support English learners in a music curriculum.

To teach ESL classes in the Pre-College during the 2019-20 academic year and to supervise any additional faculty who may be hired as needed.


Graduate degree
TESOL certificate
Skilled in communicating with varied audiences of cultural diversity
Highly effective writing/verbal and interpersonal skills
Extensive experience in designing curriculums and conducting student assessment
Knowledge of international education systems, particularly the Chinese high school and university-level educational systems

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and list of three references.

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