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June 27, 2008

Macalester College Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Assistant Professor Chinese
Asian Languages and Literature

Salary: Tenure-track position

Starting Date: Fall, 2009

Deadline Date: Applications received on or before Oct. 1, 2009 will receive primary consideration.

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Macalester College announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Chinese at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning Fall, 2009. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment in the field of Chinese literature, cultural studies, linguistics, or related subjects, possess native or near-native proficiency in Chinese, and demonstrate ability and commitment to teach all levels of language. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of Chinese culture, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are desirable. The teaching responsibilities will involve both language and literature or culture courses.

The department enjoys a national reputation and has attracted a wide range of students. It has a long history in teaching Japanese and is now interested in establishing a solid program in Chinese.

We seek applicatns who can contribute to the broader intellectual life of the College, which may include involvement in such activities cross-listing with other departments, first year courses or faculty seminars. Succesful applicants may also contribute to the advancement of one or more of the College's interdisciplinary programs (e.g., Asian Studies).

Send letter of application, CV, a brief statement of philosophy on teaching at a liberal arts college, sample syllabi of language and culture courses, and three letters of reference to: Chair of Chinese Search Committee, Department of Asian Languages and Cultures, Macalester College, 1600 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105. Application received before or on October 1, 2008 will receive primary consideration.

Macalester College is a selective, private liberal arts college in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, whose vital and diverse urban communities offer multiple opportunities for faculty and student engagement.

The College entrolls over 1800 students from 479 states plus the District of Columbia and about 75 countries. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve a diverse workforce, the College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research in a liberal arts setting, committed to working with students of diverse backgrounds. All faculty at Macalester are expected to help sustain the College's distinctive mission of educational excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

Posted by moyera at June 27, 2008 01:27 PM