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September 30, 2008

Tenure-track at Auburn University - east of Atlanta

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at Auburn Univeristy invites applications for a tenure-track position, Assistant Professor of Chinese and Japanese, starting Fall Semester 2009, contingent upon final budget approval. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential.

We are seeking a generalist to teach undergraduate introductory language and culture courses and to continue to build the Asian Studies program, effective August 16, 2009.

The teaching load is 3-2.

Area of specialization is open.

Required qualifications: PhD in Chinese or Japanese studies: native or near-native fluency in English, Japanese, and Mandarin (ABDs may be considered; however, appointment to the tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor requires the earned doctorate by August 15, 2009); evidence of superlative undergraduate teaching skills at the college level and of potential for successful research and scholarly/professional activities; eagerness to contribute to program expansion and departmental engagements as well as demonstrated competence in computer assisted instruction and foreign language pedagogy is highly desirable.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the U.S. at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin, and to continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

The candidate must be able to communicate effectively in English, Chinese and Japanese.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and sample teaching evaluation postmarked by November 5, 2008:
Chair of Search Committee
Chinese and Japanese Position
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
6030 Haley Center
Auburn University, AL 36849-5204

Applications and supporting materials submitted by email will not be accepted.

Auburn University, with an enrollment of over 24,000 is consistently ranked among the top 50 public universities nationwide by U.S. News & World Report. It is located in an attractive college town, 90 miles west of Atlanta, with easy access to Atlant's international airport.

For further information about Auburn University, visit www.auburn.edu
for our department visit www.auburn.edu/forlang

Auburn Univeristy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted by moyera at September 30, 2008 02:54 PM