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December 04, 2008

Tenure Track Position in Chinese/China Studies, The College of Charleston

Position Description: Chinese Language Search 2008-2009

The School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs (LCWA) at the College of Charleston invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese language and China Studies to begin Fall 2009.

The successful candidate will have primary teaching responsibilities in Chinese language at all levels, with a 3/3 teaching load. Candidates should have native or near native fluency in Chinese; a Ph.D. by August 2009 is required, preferably in Chinese or Asian/ East Asian Studies or a related disciplinary field. As a minimum requirement, candidates should possess an advanced degree or certification in Chinese of at least 18 graduate hours. A candidate with a degree in a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences will have the opportunity to teach regularly in that area, and will participate in a growing program in Asian Studies that includes faculty in the Schools of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, Humanities and Social Sciences, Arts, and Business.

Building on its historic strength in languages (a two-year sequence required of all students and over 60 full-time faculty teaching foreign languages), the College of Charleston has created a new school of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs which provides students with exceptional curricular programs in foreign languages and area studies.

Applications should include cover letter with statement of teaching philosophy and research program, c.v., copies of graduate transcripts, representative publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference, and should be sent to by mail to Dr. Mary Beth Heston, Chair, Chinese Search Committee, c/o School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424. The College of Charleston is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages women and minorities to apply.

The College of Charleston is a nationally recognized, public liberal arts and sciences university located in the heart of historic Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities of its kind for quality education, student life and affordability. The College offers a distinctive combination of a beautiful and historic campus, modern facilities and cutting-edge programs.

Screening begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment will begin August 15, 2009.

College of Charleston: http://www.cofc.edu/

Asian Studies: http://lcwa.cofc.edu/asianstudies/

LCWA: http://lcwa.cofc.edu/home/

Posted by zzhu at December 4, 2008 02:34 PM