Williams College, Asian Studies
Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese language and modern Chinese literature. Desirable areas of research specialization include modern literature, film, and cultural studies. Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment, possess native or near-native fluency in English and Mandarin, and be able to teach all levels of Chinese language including advanced language courses. Teaching responsibilities will typically include two language courses and two courses in English on modern Chinese literature, film, or cultural studies each year. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample of no more than 30 pages, sample syllabi for both literature and language courses, and three recommendation letters. In addition, an audio recording including two segments of about three minutes each is required. One segment should be in English and the other in Mandarin, with one discussing the applicant’s research statement and the other explaining the applicant’s teaching philosophy. These materials including a link to audio files must be submitted at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21772 by Oct. 1, 2013. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.
Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts with easy access to the culturally rich cities of Albany, Boston, and New York City. The College is committed to building and supporting a diverse population of approximately 2,000 students, and to fostering an inclusive faculty, staff and curriculum. Williams has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its students. Please visit the Williams College website http://www.williams.edu. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.
For position information and to apply online go to https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21772.