Open Rank, Tenure - Track in Chinese Language & Culture

Lewisburg, Union County
Jul 31, 2014
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track

The Department of East Asian Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2015. We seek a teacher-scholar in the humanities (with the exception of history and religion) able to teach Chinese language at all levels in addition to courses in his/her area of specialization (applicants with expertise in art history, linguistics, theatre, and/or visual culture are particularly encouraged to apply), and who is committed to integrating diversity issues into the curriculum. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. at the time employment begins, or who are ABD, will be considered. Teaching responsibilities include five courses over the academic year, of which four courses are expected to be Chinese language and one will be in the candidate's area of specialization focusing on China, taught in English. Specific courses offered will depend upon departmental needs. Teaching experience in both language and culture or formal training in teaching Chinese as a foreign language expected. Candidates must have native or near-native command of Mandarin Chinese, with standard pronunciation.

To apply, please submit cover letter; C.V.; writing sample; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak specifically about language teaching; and teaching evaluations (if available). E-mail submissions will not be considered; however, specific questions about the search may be directed to James Orr, Chair, East Asian Studies Department at Review of applications will begin 1 November 2014 and continue until the position has been filled.

Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Please go to to apply.

About Bucknell

Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. Located in Central Pennsylvania along the Susquehanna River, Bucknell is nestled in the Borough of Lewisburg, an appealing Victorian-style town ranked as one of America's best small towns. The Lewisburg area offers a unique combination of outdoor recreation opportunities, small-town charm, and appealing amenities such as restaurants, art galleries, an art deco theater, museums, and boutiques. In addition to the many cultural and athletic events offered by the University and the Borough, the surrounding region offers outstanding schools, medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. For those who crave the city, Bucknell is within an easy three-hour drive to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.