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September 22, 2010

Transylvania University seeks a Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Chinese Language and Culture

Transylvania University, a selective liberal arts college of 1,100 students in Lexington, Kentucky, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese language and culture starting in the fall of 2011.

Duties include three courses per semester, plus one four-week May term course that provides students with original learning experiences and the possibility to travel abroad. The ability to teach in an additional discipline such as literature, history, philosophy, economics, or religion would be a plus. The successful
candidate will play a key role in developing a new Asian Studies program and also teach in Transylvania’s innovative Foundations of the Liberal Arts interdisciplinary program, which is required of
all first-year students and provides them with the framework necessary for the successful pursuit of a liberal arts education.

Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English is required, as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Transylvania’s Bingham Awards for Excellence in Teaching
may provide substantial salary supplements for exceptional candidates or smaller start-up awards for those who have recently earned the Ph.D. Candidates should have a Ph.D. by September 2011 or ABD with a fixed defense date. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2010.

Founded in 1780, Transylvania is the 16th oldest institution of higher learning in the nation. It is consistently ranked and praised in leading national college guides. Student/faculty ratio is 12:1, and the average class size is 17. Transylvania’s beautiful campus is nestled on the edge of downtown Lexington, a bustling city of 270,000 people and a regional center for entertainment, sports, and the arts.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Send the material to Dr. Brian Arganbright, Chinese Search Committee
Chair, Transylvania University, 300 North Broadway, Lexington, Kentucky 40508.

Transylvania University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to increasing the racial and cultural diversity of its faculty.

Posted by zzhu at September 22, 2010 09:12 PM