Oberlin postion

The East Asian Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a two-year, full-time non-continuing faculty position in Chinese Language, Culture, and Society. Appointment to this position will begin in the fall semester of the academic year 2017-2018, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor.

Oberlin’s Chinese language curriculum, offering five levels of Chinese, is lodged within the East Asian Studies Program, which includes Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Studies, and the disciplines of Anthropology, Art History, Cinema Studies, Religion, History, Environmental Studies, and Politics. Related courses in Ethnomusicology are also offered. The incumbent will teach a total of five courses, including at least three in Chinese language. One or two other courses, to be taught in English, will be in Chinese Studies in collaboration with the East Asian Studies Program.

Requirements include demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese at all levels, commitment to teaching elementary Chinese, and evidence of strong scholarship and background in Chinese Studies in such fields as linguistics, film, literature, gender studies or other humanities and social science disciplines. Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by the first semester of the academic year 2017-2018). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is required. Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and in English is also required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at: http://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/4574

A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes titles of two (2) disciplinary courses the applicant is prepared to teach; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) unofficial transcript; and, 4) letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/. By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Review of applications will begin on April 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.

Questions about the position can be addressed to: hdeppman@oberlin.edu or Hsiu-Chuang Deppman, Director of East Asian Studies, at 440-775-8313.

Hsiu-Chuang Deppman
Director of East Asian Studies
Associate Professor of Chinese & Cinema Studies
Oberlin College
Tel. 440.775.5315
Fax 440.775.6565

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