Assistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures (Chinese Studies)

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Present Position NumberF0986WRole TitleAssistant Professor/9-MthPosition TitleAssistant Professor of Modern Languages & Literatures (Chinese Studies)Position Summary

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in premodern Chinese literature and culture. This scholar would work primarily on Chinese literature and culture before the Qing period (1644–1911). The applicant is expected to establish and maintain an active research program.

Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will possess the skills to teach current course offerings, such as Survey of Traditional Chinese Literature in English and Art of Chinese Poetry. He or she can develop new courses in the area of premodern Chinese literature and culture under the existing course titles, such as Freshman Seminar; Introduction to Chinese Cultural Studies; Topics (or Advanced Topics) in Chinese Language, Civilization, or Literature; and Advanced Seminar. Candidates should also be able to teach courses in Mandarin Chinese at all levels as needed. Opportunities exist to contribute to our dynamic new general education curriculum ( and interdisciplinary programs such as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chinese or a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2019). Candidates must possess an active research agenda; and be able to teach premodern Chinese literature and culture, and Mandarin Chinese at all levels. Evidence of previous teaching experience, native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, and a high level of proficiency in reading classical Chinese are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Excellence in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred.

Department3KD510 Modern Languages DeptLocationWilliam & MaryJob Open Date09/10/2018Review Begin Date11/03/2018Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesJob CategoryInstructional FacultySpecial Application Instructions

To apply submit Curriculum Vitae, Cover letter, and syllabus. For full consideration submit applications by the review date, November 3, 2018. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Background Check Statement

William & Mary is committed to providing a safe campus community. W&M conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, disabled persons and veterans.

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      Posted: 7/16/2019
      Application Due: 10/14/2019
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