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- 1 TENURE-TRACK / FULL-TIME Jobs
- 1.1 Bryn Mawr / Haverford Colleges - Bi-College TT Asst. Professor of Chinese
- 1.2 Columbia College Chicago - Asian Studies
- 1.3 Cornell University - TT Assistant Professor in Critical Theory/Sinophone Studies (Comp. Lit.)
- 1.4 Cornell University - TT Asst. Professor of Asian Studies, 20-21 c. Chinese Lit.
- 1.5 Dartmouth College - TT Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Literature
- 1.6 Fordham University - TT, Asst. Prof. Chinese
- 1.7 Georgia Institute of Technology - TT Assistant Professor
- 1.8 Harvard University - TT, modern Chinese Humanities
- 1.9 Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Associate/Assistant Professor in Chinese Language Education / Director of Chinese Language Centre
- 1.10 Hunter College, CUNY - TT Lecturer, Chinese Language and Pedagogy
- 1.11 Kansas State University: Assistant Professor Of Chinese, Tenure-Track
- 1.12 Kennesaw State University (GA) - Associate Director of Chinese Language Education & Research [NTT]
- 1.13 Loyola University Maryland - TT Position in Chinese
- 1.14 Macalester College - TT position (open rank)
- 1.15 Michigan State University--TT (rank open) Asst./Asso./Full Professor
- 1.16 Montclair State University - Assistant Professor in Chinese (Mandarin)
- 1.17 Northwestern University - Associate or Full Professor
- 1.18 NYU Shanghai - Open Rank TT Faculty Position - Global Lit. / Chinese Lit.
- 1.19 San Francisco State University, Assistant Professorship in Chinese
- 1.20 Syracuse University - TT Assistant Prof.
- 1.21 University of California, Santa Barbara - Assistant Professor Chinese Literature
- 1.22 University of Connecticut - 2 TT/Tenured Positions in Mandarin Chinese
- 1.23 University of Houston (TX) - TT Assistant Professor Position in Chinese
- 1.24 University of North Georgia - TT Assistant Professor of World Literature
- 1.25 University of Oregon - TT Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Lit.
- 1.26 University of Otago, New Zealand - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Chinese Programme
- 1.27 University of Richmond - Chinese Studies
- 1.28 St. Mary's College - Assistant Professor of Chinese/Asian Studies
- 1.29 University of South Carolina - Asst. Prof, TT
- 1.30 U of Tennessee, Knoxville - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese
- 1.31 University of Texas at Arlington - TT Assistant Professor in Chinese/Linguistics and Culture
- 1.32 University of Toronto - Assistant Professor, Contemporary Chinese Culture
- 1.33 Western Kentucky University - Academic Director, Chinese Flagship Language Program
- 1.34 Williams College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, Chinese Language and modern Chinese Lit - CANCELLED
- 1.35 Yale-NUS College - Open Rank Position in Asian Literatures
- 2 VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments
- 2.1 Austin College - One-Semester VAP Chinese
- 2.2 Boston University - Full-Time Lecturer in Chinese
- 2.3 College of William and Mary - Chinese Studies Visiting Assistant 1 YR
- 2.4 College of Wooster - One-Year Visiting Professor of Chinese (due Feb 1)
- 2.5 Columbia University - Lecturer in Discipline in Modern Chinese Language
- 2.6 Duke University - Lecturer in Mandarin Chinese Language
- 2.7 Harvard University - Preceptor in Chinese
- 2.8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Senior Lecturer in Chinese
- 2.9 Reed College - Two-Year Visiting Position in Chinese and Humanities
- 2.10 University of California, Berkeley - Chinese Lecturer Position
- 2.11 University of North Carolina, Charlotte - Lecturer in Chinese
TENURE-TRACK / FULL-TIME Jobs
- The Bi-College Department of East Asian Studies at Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges invites applications for a full time, beginning tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese literature and culture at Bryn Mawr College to begin July 1, 2013. A Ph.D. prior to the appointment start date is required. We seek candidates with excellence in teaching and scholarship. The successful candidate will teach Chinese literature and culture and will teach annually an advanced Chinese language course. The ability to teach the visual culture of China is desirable. Teaching load is 5 courses per year at the undergraduate level on a two-semester system.
- Submit as a single pdf document a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a research statement, and a writing sample to East Asian Studies Search Committee c/o Billie Jo Ember, email@example.com. In addition arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via email. Applications received by November 30, 2012, will receive full consideration.
- Acknowledgement received by mail. (12/13)
- Campus visit invite made 12/18
- If applications were only due on 11/30, and acknowledgments weren't sent out until 12/13, it seems unlikely that a campus visit would happen within 2.5 weeks, unless there was a 'favorite' candidate already.
- Though the academic job process might lead you to believe otherwise, search committees can sometimes work very fast indeed, especially if they're at a small school competing against bigger schools with bigger budgets. If they wait until mid-late January to make decisions or hold Skype interviews they'll already have fallen behind most other schools, which decreases their chance of nabbing a good candidate. It also helps if they're well organized and working with the same goals in mind. This one definitely happened fast, but it's not impossibly anomolous and it doesn't necessarily mean that there's a favorite candidate. After all, if one believes the wiki, there's a 'favorite' candidate for each and every job that's ever been posted.
- Also, the 12/18 date seems to be the date the invite was extended, not the date of the actual visit.
- Rejection recieved. 3/1
Columbia College Chicago - Asian Studies
- The Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Interdisciplinary Humanities, Asian Studies, with special emphasis on modern Chinese or South Asian culture and languages, beginning in Fall 2013. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability and willingness to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary department and with a wide range of students, staff, and fellow faculty.
- Minimum Education & Experience: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of the humanities, demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a willingness to work with undergraduates in a liberal arts setting, and have a record of scholarly accomplishment or promise.
- How to Apply: To view the complete application and apply, please visit: https://employment.colum.edu (Job ID 100485).
- IMPORTANT: At the start of the online application please upload ONE document that combines your cover letter, a curriculum vitae with the names of at least 3 references, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. Do not upload each document separately. The title of your document should be less than 60 characters and saved as a word.doc, word.dox, or PDF. Complete the online application including adding the names and contact information for three professional references. You will receive an email confirmation once you have successfully submitted your application. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013.
- Visit http://www.colum.edu/EmploymentServices for application guidelines. If you experience technical difficulties please email firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or hard copy materials. Questions can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Joan Erdman at email@example.com.
- Application URL: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1871
- The Department of Comparative Literature at Cornell University invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Critical Theory/Sinophone Studies to begin July 1, 2013. We seek outstanding candidates with expertise in modern or contemporary Chinese literature and culture who work in a transnational and comparative framework. Successful candidates will be expected to offer courses in Comparative Literature and engage with colleagues and students representing a variety of intersecting interests, including Aesthetics, Gender and Sexuality, Literary Theory, Postcolonial Critique, Visual and Media Studies. Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2012 through Academic Jobs Online.
- Also posted at Comparative 2013
- NOTE from Comparative page: "Full dissertation or MS in progress (11/16 x2)"
- So this means they did a request for more materials, right? Thanks! --> Yes, that's the indication on the Comparative page.
- Skype interview scheduled (11/15).
- Campus visit scheduled 12/19
- Any news (2/22)? Have the made an offer?
- Department said they were meeting this week to discuss. Any news? (2/26)
- NOTE from Comparative page: "Full dissertation or MS in progress (11/16 x2)"
- The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University announces a tenure-track assistant professor position for a scholar and teacher of modern Chinese literature specializing in any area of 20th - 21st century literary production, including film and media, and able to teach a general education "Introduction to China" class as well as more advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars. Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2013, and publishing record or strong potential for publishing are important. Submit by November 5, 2012, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1825.
- Any updates?
- Skype interviews have been completed (mine was 12/3) and campus visit decisions made
- Any idea on who the finalists are?
- The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Chinese Language and Literature. Appointment will become effective July 1, 2013, with teaching duties beginning in September 2013. Applicants for this position must have native or near native proficiency in English and Modern Standard Chinese, and a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. The field of specialization is open, but we have particular interest in scholars working in traditional Chinese fiction or modern literature. It is our hope that the appointee will share our vision of treating language and literature courses as integrated components of an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. Candidates must be able, willing, and enthusiastic about teaching both Chinese literature in English translation and Chinese language courses at all levels—in particular, Beginning Chinese. The appointee will be expected to direct Dartmouths Summer Beijing Foreign Study Program once every two or three years.
- Applicants may e-mail cover letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample chapter of a book or scholarly paper (25 pages maximum), and three letters of recommendation to Mr. Gerard Bohlen at Gerard.F.Bohlen@Dartmouth.EDU or mail the documents to: Chinese Search, Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755
- The review of applications will begin October 22, 2012.
- Any news on this one?
- Offer made
Fordham University - TT, Asst. Prof. Chinese
- The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at FORDHAM UNIVERSITY (New York City) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese language, literature and culture, to begin Fall 2013. All applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English, must have completed a Ph.D. in Chinese Literature by time of appointment, must be familiar with the North American higher education system, and must show evidence of ability to develop a clear and active research agenda in Chinese Literature. The field of specialization is open to any period of Chinese Literature. Applicants should be willing to teach Chinese Language and Literature courses at all levels. Interest in/experience in foreign languages pedagogy and in developing courses in Chinese for Business is welcome. Teaching load is 2/3. The successful candidate will lead the expansion of our new program in Chinese and collaborate with the university’s vibrant interdisciplinary programs (such as Comparative Literature) and initiatives at the local, national and international level.
- Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds. Fordham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
- All interviews will be conducted in New York City during the first two weeks of December 2012. All applicants should submit the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, syllabus (1), writing sample (no more than 30 pages), three letters of recommendation.
- Please submit your application by November 16, 2012. [Info from MLA job list.]
- Any word on this one?
- on campus visits scheduled [posted 1/11]
- Skype interviews (December 13 and 14)
- The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in MODERN CHINESE HUMANITIES, expected to begin on July 1, 2013. We are particularly interested in scholars who combine strengths in film and/or media studies with interdisciplinary range. We would also welcome applicants whose research encompasses other areas of modern Chinese humanities, including cultural and literary studies, Sinophone studies, and thought. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in Chinese.
- The successful candidate should demonstrate the capacity for excellence in teaching as well as research, and will be expected to teach a range of offerings related to Chinese humanities, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars.
- Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement of current and future research plans. To ensure full consideration applications should be submittedonline by October 12, 2012 at: academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4237
- Also posted Film Studies 2012-2013
- SKYPE interview scheduled 10/17 - the committee seems to be moving fast
- Offer made and accepted
- If it's accepted, can someone say who got the job?
- It's probably safe to assume that it's a certain Harvard PhD. I don't think throwing around names on the wiki is generally very polite though, so you might have to wait for the grapevine to snake it's way to you.
Hong Kong Polytechnic University - Associate/Assistant Professor in Chinese Language Education / Director of Chinese Language Centre
- Please submit application form via email to firstname.lastname@example.org; by fax at (852) 2364 2166; or by mail to Human Resources Office, 13/F, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong. If you would like to provide a separate curriculum vitae, please still complete the application form which will help speed up the recruitment process. Application forms can be obtained via the above channels or downloaded from www.polyu.edu.hk/hro/job.htm. Recruitment will continue until the position is filled. Initial consideration of applications will commence on 24 September 2012.
- The Chinese Division of the Department of Classical and Oriental Studies of Hunter College, City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track lecturer position in Chinese language and pedagogy. Appointment will begin on September 1, 2012. A Bachelor's degree area(s) of expertise and other qualifications noted below as being necessary for satisfactory performance of job duties. Ph. D degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, or instructional technology is preferred, but applicants with a Master's degree plus an exceptionally strong background in coordinating language programs and intensive summer programs (domestic and abroad) at college level will also be considered. Expertise in the areas of computer-assisted instruction and instructional technology is a plus.
- Applications can be submitted on-line by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website www.cuny.edu/employment.html and navigating to Careers at CUNYfirst
Kansas State University: Assistant Professor Of Chinese, Tenure-Track 
- The Department of Modern Languages invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese, beginning in August 2013 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Field of specialization second language acquisition, foreign language pedagogy or similar fields. Coordination of Chinese minor program and supervision of instructors. Must demonstrate native or near-native competence in Mandarin Chinese and advanced proficiency in English. The successful candidate will teach 5 courses per year at the undergraduate level. Ph.D. completed by July 2013. Successful candidate will value diversity in all its dimensions, and consider different cultural perspectives in solving problems in this area. Review of applications will begin November 9 and continue until the position is filled. Send letter and complete dossier (vita, three recent letters of recommendation, and transcripts) to email@example.com or via Interfolio on the MLA job list. Kansas State University is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check required.
- did any one hear back from this school?
Kennesaw State University (GA) - Associate Director of Chinese Language Education & Research [NTT]
- Confucius Institute of Kennesaw State University and as a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in an academic department suitable to the candidate's credentials. Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a twelve-month, non-tenure track, Associate Director of Chinese Language Education & Research. Candidates should possess expertise in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and experience in managing teaching and research programs in SLA. Responsibilities will include administration, teaching, scholarship, and service. An earned doctorate in Chinese Language Education and/or Chinese Linguistics is required.
- Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by November 12, 2012. For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to http://www.kennesaw.edu/facultypositions
Loyola University Maryland - TT Position in Chinese
- The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese (open field, but candidates with a research area of modern/contemporary Chinese literature or Chinese applied linguistics are especially encouraged to apply) for the 2013-2014 academic year, to teach all levels of Chinese language, literature and culture. Ability to teach a second modern language is a plus. This person will conduct successful and productive research in his/her field and participate in service at the departmental, college and university levels, which includes organizing film series, and mentoring the Chinese Club. Candidates should also be willing to advise study-abroad students going to Beijing, and participate in student- and department-related activities. Ph.D. in Chinese, in hand by June 1, 2013. Evidence of scholarly promise and teaching excellence. Starting date: Fall 2013.
- Review of Applications will begin October 15, 2012. Interviews at the 2013 MLA Convention. Applicants must submit the following materials online (https://careers.loyola.edu): letter of application, curriculum vita, evidence of excellence in teaching, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Natalie Rock, Administrative Assistant, Chinese Search, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Loyola University Maryland, 4501 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210.
- Anyone hears from this college? (11/15)
- MLA interview invitation [posted 12/12]
- The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Macalester College announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Chinese, rank open, beginning Fall, 2013. Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of application in the field of Chinese literature, linguistics, or related subjects, possess native or near-native proficiency in Chinese, and demonstrate ability and commitment to teach all levels of language. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of Chinese culture, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are desirable. The teaching responsibilities will involve both language and literature or culture courses.
- Send letter of application, CV, a brief statement of philosophy on teaching at a liberal arts college, sample syllabi of language and culture courses, and three letters of reference to www.academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1679.
- Applications received before or on October 1, 2012 will receive primary consideration.
- Skype interviews already scheduled. From what I hear, there is an inside candidate. [posted 10/14]
- There is no inside candidate. The position was vacated spring 2012, and there isn't even a VAP replacing the person this year.
- Had a Skype interview several weeks ago, which I thought went pretty well, but haven't heard anything since. Any updates on this one?
- Campus visits scheduled late November and early December
Michigan State University--TT (rank open) Asst./Asso./Full Professor
- This person will coordinate the Chinese Language Program in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages in the College of Arts & Letters beginning August 16, 2013. Salary commensurate with qualifications. PhD required. We seek candidates with primary interests and experience in the teaching and learning of Chinese language. The successful candidate will bring innovative ideas and language program experience to develop and coordinate a growing university-level Chinese language program and to provide guidance for emerging study abroad programs in China. Experience working collaboratively with secondary and/or primary teachers of Chinese to strengthen articulation throughout the language learning sequence is preferred, and familiarity with communicative language teaching is a must. A hired individual will benefit from a supportive language community that includes the Center for Language Teaching Advancement, a strong Second Language Studies doctoral program, world-renowned study abroad initiatives and the Asian Studies Center. We welcome applicants whose research would especially benefit from collaborative opportunities in an interdisciplinary work environment. Teaching responsibilities will include Chinese language courses in the Chinese Program, including a descriptive course on Chinese language for teaching purposes. This position requires a dynamic person with strong management skills and scholarly interest in language teaching and learning, including the use of multi-media.
- Applicants should submit a cover letter, updated CV, statement of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and email addresses of 3 potential referees who will be sent an e-mail request for their letter of recommendation. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
- anyone hears back from Michigan State?
Montclair State University - Assistant Professor in Chinese (Mandarin)
- Entry level, full-time tenure track position in Chinese (Mandarin). Preference will be given to applicants with broad range of interests. Native or near-native fluency. Responsibilities include teaching all levels of undergraduate language, literature, and culture courses; student advisement; committee work; and program building (the creation of courses appropriate to a major in Chinese with concentrations in language, culture and teaching). Research is expected.
- Required: Ph.D. in Chinese. Demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and scholarship required. Evidence of capacity for program development and leadership required.
- Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Apply to: Dr. Lois Oppenheim, Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures (V-F14), Montclair State University, Conrad Schmitt Hall 222B, Montclair, New Jersey 07043
- The ads. for this position was reposted today (12/3) on The Chronicle. Has any one heard from this one?
- Any updates?
- On-campus visits scheduled.
- Offer made.
- Northwestern University invites applications for a tenured position, at the Associate or Full Professor level, in late imperial or modern Chinese literature. The person hired will serve as the initial chair of a new Department of Asian Literatures and Cultures (final university approval pending). The ideal candidate will have a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching and experience as an effective administrator. S/he should offer leadership in developing undergraduate curricula, establishing departmental governance, and, at a future date, planning a competitive graduate program.
- This search is proceeding in tandem with a search for a tenure-line position in Hindi/Urdu literature, open rank. The hires in these two searches will join one current tenured faculty member in modern Japanese literature and fourteen continuing lecturer faculty in Chinese-, Hindi-, Japanese-, and Korean-language in inaugurating the department, which will join the substantial Asian Studies community on campus. Subsequent tenure-line hires in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and South Asian literature, film/media, and performance/cultural studies are planned. More information on the current searches and the Department of Asian Literatures and Cultures can be found at: http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/alc/
- Applicants should submit a letter of application, c.v., a substantial writing sample, and the names of three recommenders through the online application form, which can be found add the address above. For full consideration applications should be received by November 1, 2012. The position is open until filled.
NYU Shanghai - Open Rank TT Faculty Position - Global Lit. / Chinese Lit.
- NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for an OPEN RANK tenure/tenure-track faculty appointment to its Literature Program, in the field of Global Literature. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research and teaching stretch across languages and cultures, spanning different disciplines, and whose critical inclination and training are comparative. A strong background in, as well as scholarly and pedagogical commitment to, Chinese literature and culture of any period, are highly desirable as well. We seek faculty who will establish and maintain an active research profile, with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, and who are willing to commit their energy and experience to building this new program in dialogue with faculty from other disciplines. The search will remain open until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin December 1, 2012.
- NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within NYU's global network. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. A research university with liberal arts and sciences at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities that is also a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to our global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.
- New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi- site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses - New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi - complemented by 12 additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.
- The terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. Tenure/tenure-track faculty may also be members of the Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Faculty at NYU. The appointment might begin as soon as August 1, 2013, or could be delayed until August 1, 2014.
- Contact: Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications and three letters of reference in PDF format. Please visit our website at http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51409 for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. NYU Shanghai is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
- Ad at H-Net
- Also posted at Comparative 2013
- Got a rejection email 1/4/2013
San Francisco State University, Assistant Professorship in Chinese
- The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at San Francisco State University invites applications for an approved tenure-track assistant professorship in Chinese with specialization in second language acquisition and pedagogy, to begin Fall 2013, subject to financial ability. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidate must possess doctorate (or have completed all degree requirements by August 1, 2013) in Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition, or other appropriate field allied to Teaching Chinese as a Second Language (TCSL), and demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in both Mandarin Chinese and English. Additional requirements include scholarship in applied linguistics and TCSL; experience teaching Mandarin at the tertiary level; familiarity with the use and development of computer and web-based language learning resources; ability to work collaboratively in a collegial language program; willingness to assist in administrative duties for Chinese Flagship operation. Experience in court interpreting or health care interpreting a plus, as is ability to teach modern Chinese literary/cultural materials.
- Duties include scholarly publication, teaching undergraduate and masters-level courses (the latter especially with a Mandarin language teacher training focus), curriculum development, program administration (including Chinese Flagship), student advising, and campus and community service.
- Application packet including (a) cover letter, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) three letters of reference, (d) academic transcripts, (e) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (f) representative scholarly work (30-page limit) must be postmarked by November 1, 2012 to ensure full consideration. Send to: Chair, Chinese Search Committee, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. Interviews to be held at ACTFL Annual Convention (Philadelphia, Nov. 16 & 17, 2012). SFSU is part of the California State University (CSU) system, and is an AA/EO Employer.
- Receicved an email for scheduling a preliminary interview at ACTFL/CLTA (Nov. 11)
- Anyone got campus visit invitation?
Syracuse University - TT Assistant Prof.
- The Chinese program in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Chinese Language, Literature and Culture. The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Chinese language, literature, and culture. Research areas may include but are not limited to Chinese narrative, poetry, film, or theater. Native or near-native fluency in standard spoken and written Mandarin and English required. Experience teaching language and literature courses in Chinese at an American institution is preferred. Responsibilities include teaching two language or literature courses per semester and overseeing the coordination of a growing Chinese language program. The successful candidate will be familiar with new pedagogies and methodologies of teaching Chinese language and literature. S/he will be responsible for further developing the Chinese curriculum, creating new classes, and strengthening currently existing courses using innovative and theoretically-grounded approaches.
- Applicants must complete a confidential faculty application, and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research writing sample, and contact information for 3 references at https://www.sujobopps.com job number 070252. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by January 23, 2013 and the search will remain open until the position is filled. Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution, and we welcome applications from diverse candidates. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.
- skype interview scheduled (01/31)
- any updates?
- has the campus visit been scheduled? (02/12)
- still haven't heard anything. (2/19) x2
- campus visits are under way. (2/20)
- Can someone please give an update?
- The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese literature, preferably with a period specialization in the Tang and/or Song period(s). Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment. The ideal candidate will have relevant research and language skills, including a command of modern and classical Chinese, in addition to competence in critical or literary theory. Desirable secondary research areas include visual arts/aesthetics, political or intellectual history, philosophy, material culture, or historical anthropology.
- Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to the Chair of the Search Committee at: email@example.com. Applications received by November 5, 2012 will receive full review.
- skype interview on 11/30
- campus visit invite (12/19)
- campus visits completed.
- The Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two (2) new positions in Mandarin Chinese Literature, Language and Culture beginning Fall 2013. One position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The other position is open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor).
- Minimum Qualifications: PhD in hand by May 20, 2013; native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English; strong commitment to research and scholarly publications; evidence of teaching excellence, experience teaching Chinese at all levels. Preferred Qualifications: a. film and media studies and Chinese film culture; b. gender studies/politics; c. digital humanities; d. applied linguistics; e. Language Across the Curriculum; f. experience teaching at the American university/college level.
- Both are full-time, nine-month positions, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications. The Assistant Professor position is tenure-track. The open rank position is tenure-track or eligible for tenure at hire. These positions are at the main campus in Storrs but incumbents may work at the campuses located at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and/or any other University location.
- Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of successful teaching, and an article-length writing sample via Husky Hire by November 15, 2012. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Rosa Helena Chinchilla, Head, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, University of Connecticut, 337 Mansfield Rd, Storrs, CT 06269-1057. If you have questions or need further information you may contact Dr Rosa Helena Chinchilla via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Any news from Uconn?
- I wrote to ask for an update but never heard back
- Online interview scheduled [posted 12/19](+, same here)
- Can you provide the link?
- Have they invited people for campus visit yet?(12/22/2012)
- Any updates? (12/28/2012) nothing here:( 01/02/2013); (01/07/2013)
- Does anyone know whether the same committee is running both searches concurrently, or whether the two searches are independent of each other? (1/7/203)
- Campus visit invited (1/7/2013)
- Offers made and accepted
University of Houston (TX) - TT Assistant Professor Position in Chinese 
The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure track position, at the level of Assistant Professor, in our Chinese program. PhD in Chinese and native/near native proficiency in Mandarin and English required. A successful candidate must be able to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels on contemporary Chinese literature and culture in addition to Chinese language classes at all levels. The ability to contribute to our comparative, cultural studies oriented World Cultures and Literatures program is desirable. Demonstrated strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as to research and publication is essential.
Applications should consist of a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research goals. Candidates should arrange for three letters of reference and official transcripts to be sent directly to Dr. Xiaohong Wen, Chinese Program, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of Houston, Houston, TX 77204-3006.
Review of applications will begin November 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
- Has anyone heard back from this school?
- I had a Skype interview in early December; no word since. Anyone have an idea whether campus invites are out yet? (1/11)
- I heard campus interviews took place mid Jan.
- Any word on an offer?
University of North Georgia - TT Assistant Professor of World Literature
As part of a major initiative in the diversity and internationalization of The University of North Georgia campus, the Department of English invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of World Literature.
Teaching responsibilities include 12 hours per semester; courses include but are not limited to teaching survey courses in World Literature and upper-level courses in areas of specialization. Everyone in the English Department is also expected to teach freshman composition each semester. Other responsibilities include engaging in departmental, community, and university service and professional growth and development.
Terminal degree in English or Comparative Literature in hand by August, 2013.
Candidates with particular proficiency in the language and/or literature of one (or more) of the following are particularly desirable though other language/literature proficiencies will also be considered: Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Russian, or Spanish. Secondary areas of specialization are also a plus.
Online App. Form: https://northgeorgia.peopleadmin.com/postings/3094
- The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature to begin Fall 2013. We are looking for a dynamic scholar and teacher whose research expertise will add strength to our vibrant community of China and East Asia scholars. Research fields are open, but preference will be given to candidates who work in PRC literature, film, and/ or culture. The ideal candidate will be ready to teach courses ranging from large undergraduate classes to graduate seminars, and to mentor graduate students at all stages of their training (M.A. and Ph.D.). The ability to teach a content course in Chinese for our Chinese Flagship program is also highly desirable. We seek candidates committed to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Required are a Ph.D. in Chinese literature or related field, native or near native fluency in Mandarin and English, and a demonstrated potential for teaching and research excellence. Advanced assistant professors are encouraged to apply; salary will be commensurate with experience. For full job announcement, see http://hr.uoregon.edu/jobs/.
- Please submit a statement of research and teaching interests, a vita, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Academic Jobs Online job #2325. Applications will be reviewed beginning January 10, 2013 until the position is filled. For inquiries about the position, please contact the Search Chair Professor Maram Epstein, email@example.com AA/EO/ADA Employer.
- Phone interviews conducted 1/31 - 2/1.
University of Otago, New Zealand - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer - Chinese Programme
DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND CULTURE
The Department of Languages and Cultures is offering a career opportunity in Chinese Studies. The Department provides a full range of courses in its core languages from introductory level to Honours and Graduate Programmes. We have a vigorous research culture and have achieved a gratifying level of graduate completions since the Department's inception in 2004.
Applicants must have a PhD in Chinese studies. We welcome applicants whose research encompasses areas of classical or modern Chinese humanities, including cultural and literary studies, Sinophone studies, and Chinese thought. Strong commitment to research and scholarly publications are required; a track record of applying for and acquiring research funding is also desirable.
The capacity to be self-motivated and to work well as part of a team within the Chinese Programme and the wider Department of Languages and Cultures is essential.
The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of native or near-native ability in both Chinese and English and will be expected to teach all levels of language, courses in literature in translation, culture courses, contribute actively to cross-disciplinary research and teaching (e.g., papers in Asian Studies), as well as advising graduate students.
Applications quoting reference number 1201761 will close on Monday, 11 February 2013.
APPLICATION INFORMATION: To see a full job description and to apply online go to: http://www.otago.ac.nz/jobs
Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.
- University of Richmond, Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, beginning August 2013. Specializations must include some area of modern Chinese literature and culture, plus demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese language. Candidates with comparative or interdisciplinary research and teaching interests are preferred. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English, a strong commitment to teaching at all levels of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum, and outstanding scholarly promise are required. A Ph.D. is required. ABDs will be considered, but must have the Ph.D. degree by the start date.
- Applicants should review the detailed job description before applying online at http://www.urjobs.org using the Faculty (Instructional/Research) link. Required materials include a cover letter, statements of teaching and research interests, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references, at least one of whom addresses the candidate’s teaching or potential, who will receive an automated email asking them to submit their reference letters to the website. Review of applications begins October 15, 2012.
- MLA interview request 11/5
- Offer made
St. Mary's College - Assistant Professor of Chinese/Asian Studies
- MLA interview invitation Dec. 20
- The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures and the Chinese Program (http://www.cas.sc.edu/dllc/) at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Chinese and Comparative Literature. Primary fields of expertise in the field of pre-modern Chinese and Comparative Literature; secondary field, Asian, World, or European literature and/or theory. Preference given to candidates whose primary field of expertise is Tang and/or Song Dynasty literature. Teaching responsibilities: two courses per semester in Chinese language and our nationally-ranked Comparative Literature program. Ph.D. in Chinese or Comparative Literature in hand by August 2013. Native or near native fluency in Chinese and English required.
- Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative scholarly work and three letters of recommendation to:
- Recruitment Coordinator: Chinese and Comparative Literature, ATTN: Terri Lucas, USC Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, 1620 College St. Columbia, SC 29208 USA
- For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than October 15, 2012.
- Campus visit invites out.
- Has anyone received the offer yet? When was the Campus visit scheduled? thanks.
- The visits were scheduled for December, but I don't know about an offer.
U of Tennessee, Knoxville - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese
- Has anyone heard back from this school?
- The University of Texas at Arlington seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chinese/Linguistics and Culture for Fall 2013. This faculty member will be a member of the Department of Modern Languages and is expected to work with the Charles T. McDowell Center for Critical Languages and Area Studies. The qualified candidate will play a key role in the development of the Chinese program. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Chinese/Linguistics, native or near-native fluency in standard spoken and written Mandarin and English, demonstrated experience with community outreach programs promoting the study of Chinese, and experience establishing cooperative international exchanges. Significant experience with college-level language teaching, second language acquisition, localization and translation, and integration of classroom technology are essential. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated ability to secure grants and outside funding and who are certified to evaluate students oral proficiency (ACTFL Chinese OPI certification). Strong commitment to research, teaching, and service expected.
- Send letter of interest, CV, three recent letters of recommendation, and professional materials demonstrating program development to Dr. Aimée Israel-Pelletier, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Modern Languages, Box 19557, 701 Planetarium Way, Arlington, Texas 76019-0557.
- Deadline for application: November 16, 2012.
- The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Contemporary Chinese Culture and Cultural Theory, including, but not limited to, contemporary thought, cities, film, media studies, and popular culture. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013.
- Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2013 or soon thereafter. We seek candidates with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Applicants should be able frame their work in terms of broader theoretical questions and within wider Asian and/or global contexts.
- East Asian Studies is a multidisciplinary humanities department with an extremely popular undergraduate program and a strong commitment to graduate training. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of undergraduate courses and contribute to the graduate program. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
- All applications must be submitted online by November 16, 2012. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and writing sample of about 30 pages. The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found here: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
- Applicants should also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation emailed directly to the chair of the search committee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the closing date. The search will remain open until filled. If you have any questions about the position, please contact email@example.com. For more information about the Department of East Asian Studies, please see our home page. Apply online: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1200857
- Skype interview completed 12/12 x1 (ditto, though mine was on the 11th).
- Any calls for campus visits yet? I had the interview 12/12 but haven't heard back. They said they would meet last week and contact once they have Dean's approval to invite people to campus in January.
- I got the impression from my interview that they were a little unsure about how quickly they could get back in touch about campus visits. It seems likely that they'll take care of things this coming week...which is the last before their semester ends and everyone scatters.
- Campus visit invite made 12/17
- Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applications for the position of Academic Director of the Chinese Language Flagship Program. The Chinese Language Flagship Program at WKU is part of a larger national initiative through the National Security Education Program, sponsored by the federal government. The successful candidate is expected to provide leadership in directing this university priority. This is an academic appointment with twelve-month administrative duties and reduced teaching duties during the academic year; the successful candidate should have qualifications appropriate to a senior-level faculty appointment in an appropriate department. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2013.
- The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs. Provides overall academic leadership for the promotion and teaching of Chinese language and culture at WKU; Demonstrates collaborative leadership with relevant campus units; Oversees the development and implementation of the WKU Flagship curriculum, a robust culture of assessment, and articulation of this curriculum with K-12 programs in Kentucky; The Academic Director will supervise and train instructional faculty, and represent WKU nationally through scholarly activities and presentations in areas such as Chinese language pedagogy, Chinese linguistics, and Second Language Acquisition.
- Required Qualifications: Earned doctorate in Chinese, second language acquisition, applied linguistics, or related field, and five years of relevant experience; Demonstrated leadership in the field of Chinese language education, e.g., teaching, curriculum design and development, assessment, or teacher training; Native or near native fluency in Mandarin and experience with both traditional and simplified characters; Evidence of superior teaching effectiveness, with experience teaching in an intensive setting at the advanced and superior level; Documented record of academic achievements (e.g., publications, grant success, teaching, service, etc.) that merits academic appointment consideration; Effective communication skills in spoken and written English Expertise in language assessment, assessment tools, and curriculum development.
- Applications for employment will be accepted electronically only. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, statement summarizing the applicant’s teaching and leadership philosophy, and names, addresses and daytime phone numbers of three professional references using the online application process. Please refer to the following website to apply: http://asaweb.wku.edu/wkujobs. For further assistance call (270) 745-5934. Please reference requisition number S3451
- Phone interview scheduled (posted 01/14/2013)
- Williams College seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chinese language and modern Chinese literature beginning September 2013. The faculty member will be a core member of the Chinese Program in the Department of Asian Studies. Teaching responsibilities include four courses annually and one Winter Study (January term) course every two years. Qualified candidates should be able to teach courses in modern Chinese literature and culture as well as all levels of Chinese language. Candidates with strong teaching experience whose research areas are in modern Chinese literature, film, cultural studies, or diasporic studies are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment.
- To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate school records, sample syllabi for literature and language courses, sample teaching video, and three recommendation letters to: Kasumi Yamamoto, Chair, Department of Asian Studies, Williams College, Williamstown MA 01267. The deadline to submit application materials is January 15, 2013. No electronic application will be accepted.
- search cancelled and will re-open next year. Received a notification saying that application materials will be retained for next year [12/21]
- NOTE (7/4/13): New search now posted at Chinese Language and Literature 2013-2014
Yale-NUS College - Open Rank Position in Asian Literatures
- The newly established Yale-NUS College (http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg) in Singapore invites applications for an open rank faculty opening in Asian and/or Comparative Literature. We are particularly interested in scholars who combine strengths in the pre-modern literatures of China or Japan with interdisciplinary and comparative range. Yale-NUS College seeks outstanding teacher-scholars who are active researchers, eager to be part of the inaugural faculty, committed to innovative pedagogy and curriculum development, and who enjoy close mentoring of students.
- Yale-NUS College, a collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Yale University, draws on the best elements of liberal arts education in the United States to re-imagine the curriculum and collegiate experience for the 21st Century. Both Asian and Western perspectives will be integrated throughout the students’ course of study. Yale-NUS College will be a fully residential four-year College, located adjacent to NUS’s main campus. The College emphasizes small class size, close interaction between living and learning and a common curriculum, which will be significantly broader than most established “core curricula.” It will include courses addressing material and disciplines from across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. The faculty at Yale-NUS College will participate in a lively academic culture, with a tenure track and teaching requirements comparable to those at leading liberal arts colleges in the United States. Salary, benefits and leave policies will be competitive at an international level. The College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
- For additional information about the College and the faculty hiring process, including submission guidelines, we invite you to visit our web site at http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/prospective-faculty.html.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and will continue until open positions are filled. Short listed candidates may be invited to visit Singapore beginning in January 2013.NOTE: MLA JIL version of his ad (posted 11/09/12) provides a revised due date: " Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials by November 30, 2012. Review of applications will continue until open positions are filled. Short-listed candidates may be invited to visit Singapore beginning in January 2013."
- Apply at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Yale-NUS%20College .
- Also posted at Comparative 2013
- 12/7/12: invitations for campus visits in Jan. 2013 [from Comparative page]
- NOTE: the AAUP has recently raised numerous concerns about academic freedom at Yale-NUS: December 4, 2012: AAUP Letter Outlines Concerns About Yale's Collaboration With Singapore. Those with campus visits might want to ask some questions about these issues....
VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term Appointments
- Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages from August to December 2013. The successful candidate will teach three courses: beginning Chinese, advanced Chinese, and a period survey of Chinese literature and culture. Native or near-native proficiency in English and Chinese (Mandarin) and a minimum of a master's degree from a North American University are required. ABD applicants are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have prior training in teaching and/or teaching experience at the college level, and must be eligible for employment in the United States. For additional information, see http://www.austincollege.edu/hr . Please send letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts (unofficial), evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three references to Gayle Bowers, Admin. Asst. to the VPAA at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or to Michael Imhoff, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Austin College, 900 N. Grand Avenue, Sherman, TX 75090-4400. Review of complete applications will begin on March 15 and continue until the position has been filled. Austin College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
- Boston University’s Department of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature invites applications for a renewable full-time lecturer in Chinese beginning Fall 2013. Position carries full benefits. Responsibilities will include teaching at all levels of BU's thriving program in Chinese language and collaborating in curriculum and program development. Requirements include an MA (at minimum) in Chinese, second-language acquisition, or a relevant field; native or near-native command of Chinese and English; commitment to a proficiency-based communicative curriculum; demonstrated excellence in college-level Chinese language teaching for at least three years; familiarity with the North American higher education system; and experience using technology in the language classroom. We especially welcome candidates with demonstrated knowledge of advanced reading and writing strategies, effective use of media and audiovisual technologies, or language for professional purposes.
- Please submit a letter of application, CV, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi, and a link to a teaching video to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1878. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted as well. Teaching DVD's (if teaching video is not accessible online) or any recommendation letters that cannot be sent electronically may be sent to Chinese Lecturer Search, Department of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Additional materials will be requested subsequently from top candidates. Preference given to applications received by November 2, 2012.
- Not interviewing at ACTFL; Skype interviews in December. 11/16
College of William and Mary - Chinese Studies Visiting Assistant 1 YR
The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the College of William & Mary invites applications for a one-year replacement instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor for the academic year 2013-14. Primary responsibility will be instruction of content/culture courses, both lower and upper division, including Chinese Popular Culture and Modern Chinese Literature. Candidate will also offer a senior seminar in a topic of his or her choice. Teaching load will be six courses per year (3-3). Salary is $40,000 per year.
Required: M.A. in Chinese literature, culture or other related field, although a Ph.D. or ABD status is preferred. The candidate should have demonstrable experience in teaching content courses at the college level, and must possess native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English.
Application materials, including a cover letter, a CV, a sample syllabi and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to the online recruitment system via the William & Mary Human Resources web site http://jobs.wm.edu (Please note the system will prompt applicants for the contact information of their references. After submission of the application those individuals will be contacted by us via email to submit a letter of recommendation.) Review of applications will begin April 18, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. If you have previously submitted an application for an instructional position at William and Mary via the online system, you must resubmit the relevant documents for this position. The College of William and Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment. The College is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
- This is a replacement for someone who is leaving, so there is likely to be a TT search.
- Teaching load is 3/3 but two courses per semester can be the same topic, meaning only two preps, and classes are capped at 15-25.
- skype interviews conducted on 5/2/13. The committee intends on making an offer by the end of next week (5/10).
College of Wooster - One-Year Visiting Professor of Chinese (due Feb 1)
- The Chinese Language Program of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for Lecturer in Discipline in modern Chinese language, beginning in the fall term of 2013. This is a full-time position with multi-year renewal contingent on successful review. Requirements for applicants include: native competency in modern Chinese with standard pronunciation; fluency in English; a M.A. in hand by the time of appointment with specialization in linguistics, applied linguistics, or language pedagogy; and a demonstrated ability to teach college level Chinese and to prepare teaching materials independently and collaboratively. interested persons should submit a cover letter, brief statement of teaching philosophy, C.V., three letters of recommendation (preferably two of which should be from language teaching professionals), and a handwritten self-introduction in Chinese in traditional characters (scanned and uploaded or submitted via mail), at our online site: academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56938. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled, with possible preliminary interviews to be conducted during the ACTFL meeting between Nov. 16-19, 2012. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
- The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Mandarin Chinese language beginning Fall 2013. The initial contract for the position is three years and it is renewable in increments of five years thereafter based on a demonstration of academic rigor in teaching, curriculum innovation, professional development and service to the field. Candidates should have an M.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, Chinese Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, or a related field with native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English. Ph.D.s and ABDs are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching undergraduates in North America and the ability to teach all levels of Chinese language courses are required. Knowledge of teaching or conducting an immersion program in the study abroad context, adaptability with instructional technologies, and experience with team-teaching are highly desirable.
- To be assured of consideration, submit an application by October 24th consisting of: 1) a letter of application with a statement of teaching philosophy, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a teaching portfolio including syllabi, a sample of teaching materials, student evaluations, 4) a 15-20 minute video of classroom teaching on a web-accessible hyper link 5) three letters of reference. Applications should be submitted through Interfolio at: http://www.interfolio.com/apply/15041.
- The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a full-time Preceptor in Chinese expected to begin July 1, 2013. For more information, and to apply online, please visit: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4415. Harvard University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Application Deadline: December 3, 2012
- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time Senior Lecturer in Chinese initially appointed for five years with possible indefinite renewals based on excellence in teaching, innovative curricular development, professional leadership and service to the field. The appointment begins on July 1, 2013. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate language courses, mentoring lecturers, advising students, serving on search and review committees, and participating in the administration of the language program.
- Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, example of material development (print or digital, no more than 25 pages) and three letters of recommendation no later than October 1, 2012. All materials should be submitted to Academic Jobs Online at the following website: academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1511
Reed College - Two-Year Visiting Position in Chinese and Humanities 
- The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of California, Berkeley, has one-year openings for one to two lecturers in Chinese language, with the possibility of extension. Appointment up to 100% time depending on instructional needs and budgetary resources, effective July 1, 2013. Minimum annual salary is $45,975. Responsibilities include: co-teaching several sections of first-year, second-year, or third-year Chinese language or a combination thereof; supervising Graduate Student Instructors; compiling teaching materials. Requirements: native or near-native fluency in Chinese; good command of English; minimum degree M.A. by date of hire in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, or equivalent; experience in teaching Chinese and ability to teach different levels of Chinese at the college level; experience with computer-assisted instruction, online course, and Chinese language instructional software is highly desirable.
- Applicants should prepare a letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. Application material should be submitted electronically through our web-based system at: http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00061 . The deadline for receipt of application material is November 15, 2012.
- Lecturer in Chinese in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. This is a three-year, full-time, non-tenure-track position to begin August 15, 2013. The Department of Languages and Culture Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a Lecturer in Chinese. Required qualifications include a Master's in Chinese (MA required, Ph.D. preferred) with emphasis on second-language acquisition; native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English; three years of successful full-time teaching of Mandarin at the college level; a content specialty such as Chinese culture or literature. The candidate is expected to help coordinate a program in Chinese and to develop study abroad opportunities. Essential duties will include teaching 12 semester hours of Chinese classes at different levels each semester; organizing and attending student activities; evidence of engagement in professional development as a language teacher, as well as working with colleagues to enhance the use of technologies and social media resources in language instruction, delivery and learning.
- The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States. All applicants must apply on-line at https://jobs.uncc.edu . Please attach the following documents with your electronic submission: a letter of application addressed to Dr. Robert Reimer, Chair; a copy of the graduate transcript; a current and complete CV, and a statement of teaching philosophy. A sample teaching video and three original letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Robert C. Reimer should be mailed to the Department of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223. The letters must be specific to this job application.
- Review of applications will begin December 3, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.