Suzanne Wilson Barnett Chair in Contemporary China Studies
Job Title: Suzanne Wilson Barnett Chair in Contemporary China Studies
Location: Asian Studies
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 5556
Faculty Posting Details
Appointment: Full-time, tenure-line position; begins Fall 2021.
The university seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar with a deep interest in and commitment to interdisciplinary study and the liberal arts who is a specialist in the study of contemporary China. This tenure-line appointment is a new endowed position that will be made at the assistant professor level in the Asian Studies Program and in the appropriate academic department, such as Business and Leadership, Economics, International Political Economy, and Sociology and Anthropology.
The faculty member will be expected to contribute to the curriculum of their designated department and to the university’s Core curriculum. The faculty member will also be expected to teach the Asian Studies capstone course (ASIA 344) and to contribute social scientific electives for the Asian Studies minor. Ability and willingness to participate in experiential educational opportunities, including organizing and leading short-term field school experiences abroad for Puget Sound students, is preferred. Other duties include advising students, continuation of professional development in the faculty member's area of expertise, and participating in serving Puget Sound’s institutional mission.Qualifications: PhD preferred; advanced ABD considered in a social science discipline and a commitment to liberal arts education are required. Chinese language proficiency sufficient to conduct research in Mandarin is strongly preferred. Application Deadline: Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than November 16, 2020 to ensure consideration. Required Documents:Please submit curriculum vitae (CV) when prompted to submit resume. Additional documents can be attached within the application before submission. Applications submitted without the required attachments will not be considered.
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of interest
- Teaching Statement
- Research Statement
- Teaching Evaluations
- Diversity Statement (see details below)
- Three (3) Letters of Reference. You will be asked to specify the email addresses of reference providers at the time of application and the system will email these providers on the next business day.
- Your lived experiences and/or identities that speak to the department and university’s commitment to inclusion and diversity;Demonstration of your awareness of inequities for underrepresented student populations in education, research experience, and other opportunities;Brief insights on why diversity is important at institutions like the University of Puget Sound;Infusion of diversity and diversity-related issues into your research, pedagogy, and/or service;Previous and/or current activities involving mentoring underrepresented student populations;Creative ideas or strategies you could enact as a member of the University of Puget Sound campus community to support the university’s DSP;Brief insights on how cultural competency increases one’s effectiveness as an educator and department/university colleague.
- We acknowledge the richness of commonalities and differences we share as a university community; the intrinsic worth of all who work and study here; that education is enhanced by investigation of and reflection upon multiple perspectives.We aspire to create respect for and appreciation of all persons as a key characteristic of our campus community; to increase the diversity of all parts of our University community through commitment to diversity in our recruitment and retention efforts; to foster a spirit of openness to active engagement among all members of our campus community.We act to achieve an environment that welcomes and supports diversity; to ensure full educational opportunity for all who teach and learn here; to prepare effectively citizen-leaders for a pluralistic world.
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