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October 14, 2009

American University Department of Language and Foreign Studies Chinese Tenure-Track Position to Begin AY 2010-2011

The Department of Language and Foreign Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences of American University invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Chinese at the rank of Assistant Professor starting in August 2010. The department is seeking applicants who will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Possible areas of specialization: Chinese language, literature, culture, Linguistics, or Chinese culture studies.

Responsibilities: Develop a significant research agenda. Teach undergraduate courses in all levels of Mandarin Chinese, and develop content courses in civilization/culture.

Minimum qualifications: PhD (or equivalent) in Chinese literature, linguistics or culture. Near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit via U. S. mail (no electronic applications) a cover letter addressing research and teaching interest and experience, c.v., three letters of recommendation, formal student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy to:

Chair, Chinese Search Committee
Department of Language and Foreign Studies
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, D. C, 20016-8045

Applicants should indicate whether or not attending the CLTA Annual Meeting in San Diego and/or the MLA Convention in Philadelphia. Priority application deadline is November 1, 2009. Review of applications will begin thereafter and continue until the position is filled.

American University is an equal employment opportunity affirmative action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted by zzhu at October 14, 2009 02:57 PM