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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chinese Language and Culture

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Earlham College
Location
Richmond, Indiana
Closing date
Jul 16, 2021

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Earlham College Department of Languages and Cultures invites applications for a one-year 2/3-time Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chinese Language and Culture, beginning July 25, 2021.

The successful candidate will typically teach three or four courses per year: two Chinese language courses and one course in the area of his/her specialization or interest. The candidate will also support Chinese cultural activities on campus.

It is preferred that the candidate holds a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, demonstrate highly successful skills in teaching Chinese at all levels, and specialize in any area of Chinese Studies, with native or near native competency in Chinese and English. An exceptional ABD candidate will be considered. A strong commitment to teaching Chinese to undergraduates is essential. In addition to language courses, the candidate must be able to teach Chinese literature or other cultural courses in English.

In the cover letter, candidates should address their ability to teach Chinese language and an area of Chinese culture. Teaching interests may include courses that are not currently offered by the department. In the application materials, candidates should describe their ability to contribute to the advancement of Earlham’s goals to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution. Candidates should provide specific examples of how they have contributed to equitable and inclusive environments, including how they support students from diverse backgrounds and how they use inclusive pedagogical practices.

A complete application will include the following:

  1. Cover letter that addresses the candidate’s interests, qualifications and experience;
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses the candidate’s commitment to and experience creating an inclusive classroom environment for students from a range of diverse backgrounds;
  4. Three letters of reference.

Application materials 1-3 or 1-4 should be sent by email in a single PDF file to the Office of Human Resources at [email protected]. Letters of recommendation may be sent separately.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.

For additional information or/and any questions email Kari Kalve at [email protected] or Cynthia Grinspan at [email protected].

Earlham College is a selective national Quaker liberal arts college. Excellence in teaching is central to our mission at Earlham. The college is dedicated to providing its students with an outstanding education that includes a commitment to global and multicultural perspectives and experiences, both on-campus and off-campus, and actively encourages and supports faculty research and professional development, as well as student-faculty collaborative research, and does so in the context of an undergraduate institution that emphasizes teaching excellence. For more information about Earlham, refer to our Web site: http://www.earlham.edu.

Earlham College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks applications from candidates who contribute to diversity in terms of race, ethnicity, age, religious affiliation, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and veteran status, among other distinctions and contributions. As a College with a Quaker identity, Earlham also is eager to solicit applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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Working at Earlham College

Earlham is a selective national liberal arts college founded in 1847. Earlham's affiliation with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) informs our emphasis on seeking the truth wherever it leads, respect for persons, learning from and with one another, conflict management and peacemaking, diversity, global education and on international experience. 

  • Earlham's 1,019 students are bright, eager and hardworking; they report significantly higher numbers of books read, papers written, interaction with professors, and other predictors of successful educational outcomes than are reported nationally.
  • Earlham graduates pursue advanced degrees at a high rate. Between 1992 and 2006, 10 percent of Earlham College graduates completed doctoral degrees. In fact, Earlham is 29th among 1,533 U.S. institutions in the percentage of graduates who go on to earn Ph.D.s; 10th, in biological sciences. Many Earlham alumni are deeply and personally committed to social action and to trying to improve the world. (These findings are based on the Weighted Baccalaureate Origins Study for 1992-2006 provided by the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium. Rankings reflect relative size of institutions.)
  • Faculty at Earlham rate their working environment highly, citing the match between the College's mission and their own sense of personal and professional aims. Our governance structure emphasizes collaboration and consultation. The Faculty Meeting and all committees operate by consensus-seeking rather than by voting.
  • Earlham's faculty have created a rich liberal arts curriculum that values interdisciplinary study. The College's recently redesigned General Education Program prepares students for a life of critical knowledge and informed action. Faculty actively lead international study programs in which 70 percent of our students participate for at least a semester.
  • The Richmond/Wayne County community of 70,000 is small enough to need and value the contributions and expertise of Earlham faculty and students. Our faculty often provide advice and leadership aimed at improving the quality of life and are involved with educational, environmental, social service, cultural and governmental organizations in Wayne County. In addition, faculty engage Earlham students in community-related research and presentations.
  • At the same time, our community is large enough to provide a microcosm of urban challenges. The community enjoys a symphony orchestra, civic theater, art and historical museum, environmental education center, regional arboretum, and miles of improved hiking and nature trails in the geologically rich Ordovician limestone Whitewater River gorge. Five institutions of higher education are located in Richmond and Wayne County: Earlham College, Earlham School of Religion, Bethany Seminary, Indiana University East and Ivy Tech State College.
  • Richmond is near three airports: 45 minutes west of Dayton, Ohio; an hour east of Indianapolis; and 75 minutes northwest of Cincinnati.
  • For more information about openings, contact Becky Thomas, academic dean and vice president for academic affairs.
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