Assistant Professor of Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture
Posting DetailsPosition Information Position Number 002268 Functional Title Assistant Professor of Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture Position Type Tenure Stream Position Eclass FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn University Information
UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a higher-research activity university as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC system institutions, UNCG is one of the most diverse universities in the state with nearly 20,000 students and over 2,700 faculty and staff members representing more than 90 nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 100 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNCG is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (LLC) is engaged in cross-cultural research, teaching, and service within diverse local and global connections. It is a large department in the College of Arts and Sciences with 46 full-time faculty members: 14 tenure-line and 32 full-time lecturers or visiting assistant professors. Additional instruction is provided by 11 part-time lecturers and varying numbers of teaching assistants and tutors.
Eight languages are taught in LLC: American Sign Language (ASL), Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish. The department has approximately 200 first- and second-majors pursuing a BA degree in Spanish or a BA in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with concentrations in French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, K-12 Teaching Licensures (French, Spanish) and Global Languages and Communities. Minors are available in ASL, Chinese, French, German, Russian, and Spanish. LLC also has about 15 graduate students pursuing the MA degree in Languages, Literatures, and Cultures with a concentration in French and Francophone Studies or Spanish or the MEd or MAT degree in French or Spanish. In addition, the department offers a 15-hour Post-Baccalaureate certificate in Advanced Spanish Language and Hispanic Cultural Studies. The Department actively participates in foreign language studies consortia within the UNC distance education system as well as in interdisciplinary programs throughout the College of Arts and Sciences, particularly the International and Global Studies Program (IGS). Online courses, including four-semester language sequences (French, German, Spanish) and an Online German Minor program are available to distance learning students across the globe.Position Summary
The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of North Carolina Greensboro invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese language, literature, and culture to begin August 1, 2019.
Applicants must hold or anticipate holding a PhD in the field of Chinese literature (traditional or modern), cultural studies, or related subjects by August 1, 2019. All applicants should show evidence of a strong research program and a commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds, and excellence in teaching all levels of modern standard Mandarin at U.S. universities. Experience designing curricula, developing course materials, and working with study abroad programs is a plus. A native or near-native proficiency in both modern standard Mandarin and English is required.
Duties will include teaching courses in Chinese language, literature, and culture as well as strengthening the Chinese program at UNCG. This position will also require a dedication to leading co-curricular initiatives, supporting UNCG’s “Global Village” learning community, enhancing community engagement, and working with interdisciplinary programs, especially International and Global Studies (IGS), where the Asian Studies program resides.
Competitive salary and benefits package; teaching load will primarily include courses at the undergraduate level but may also involve graduate-level LLC courses.
Applicants must apply with a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and writing sample not to exceed 20 pages through Jobsearch.Minimum Qualifications
Hold or anticipate a PhD in Chinese literature (traditional or modern), cultural studies, or related subjects by August 1, 2019. Native or near-native proficiency in both modern standard Mandarin and English.Preferred Qualifications
Ability to teach a wide range of undergraduate courses in Chinese language, literature, and culture. Strong knowledge of traditional Chinese literature and experience designing curricula, developing course materials, and working with study abroad programs are a plus.Tenure Status Tenure Track Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin on March 18, 2019 and continue until filled; selected candidates will be interviewed, and finalists will be invited to campus.
Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu and click on “Faculty” and apply to position #2268), including a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample not to exceed 20 pages.
Applicants are asked to provide the names and email addresses of at least three (3) contacts, in the References section of the electronic application. These References will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and they will be asked to provide a confidential Letter of Reference/Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system. This is the applicant’s only notification that the electronic references in the reference section are being notified when the application is submitted.
Candidates can also submit email addresses generated by Interfolio to have individual letters submitted to the UNCG Jobsearch system. Instructions for the Interfolio Online Application delivery service can be found here: https://apo.ucsc.edu/docs/dossier.pdfRecruitment Range Competitive Org #-Department Languages Literatures and Cultures - 12217 Job Open Date 02/20/2019 For Best Consideration Date 03/18/2019 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes FTE 1.000 Type of Appointment Permanent Time Limited Duration Number of Months per Year 9 FLSA Exempt ADA Checklist ADA Checklist
"R" for Rare (0-30%),"O" for Occasional (30-60%),"F" for Frequent (60-90%),"C" for Constant (90-100%).Physical Effort Reading, Writing, Talking, Standing, Sitting, Walking Work Environment Inside Applicant Documents Required Documents
- Cover Letter
- List of References
- Teaching Philosophy
- Writing Sample(s)
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