Assistant Professor - Chinese Studies
The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese Studies to begin Fall of 2020. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on modern Chinese and/or Sinophone literature. Native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and English is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college and will be expected to maintain an active research program. Research will be supported by start-up funds. Possibilities for additional research support include summer research funds and travel funds. Collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist with several interdisciplinary programs, including Asian Studies, Film and Media Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, among others. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year from the following: basic and intermediate language courses, upper-level research and seminar courses in the candidate's area of specialization, and literature courses in translation. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies or a related field by July 2020.Rhodes is a nationally ranked residential college committed to the liberal arts and sciences. Our highest priorities are intellectual engagement, service to others, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and honor among ourselves. Our students live and learn on one of the country's most beautiful campuses, located in the heart of Memphis, an economic, medical, and cultural center, making Rhodes one of a handful of prominent liberal arts colleges in a major metropolitan area. (http://www.rhodes.edu/content/liberal-arts-city)Rhodes College prides itself on being a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and anti-discrimination. (https://handbook.rhodes.edu/employee-handbook/employment-policies/anti-discrimination-and-harassment-policy)Please apply online at jobs.rhodes.edu. A complete application will include 1) a cover letter that addresses the strengths the candidate will bring as a teacher and scholar to a liberal arts college environment; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) the names and contact information for three references; 4) a separate statement that addresses how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service will contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity and inclusion as one of its core values. The online application system will solicit letters electronically from the candidate's recommenders, once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and all other required application materials have been submitted. Review of completed applications will begin October 21 and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates from backgrounds typically underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.