William & Mary position

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in premodern Chinese literature and culture. This scholar would work primarily on Chinese literature and culture before the Qing period (1644–1911). The applicant is expected to establish and maintain an active research program.

Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will possess the skills to teach current course offerings, such as Survey of Traditional Chinese Literature in English and Art of Chinese Poetry. He or she can develop new courses in the area of premodern Chinese literature and culture under the existing course titles, such as Freshman Seminar; Introduction to Chinese Cultural Studies; Topics (or Advanced Topics) in Chinese Language, Civilization, or Literature; and Advanced Seminar.  Candidates should also be able to teach courses in Mandarin Chinese at all levels as needed. Opportunities exist to contribute to our dynamic new general education curriculum (https://www.wm.edu/as/undergraduate/coll/index.php) and interdisciplinary programs such as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chinese or a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2019). Candidates must possess an active research agenda; and be able to teach premodern Chinese literature and culture, and Mandarin Chinese at all levels. Evidence of previous teaching experience, native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, and a high level of proficiency in reading classical Chinese are required. Excellence in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred.

Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, and a sample syllabus for a course you would like to teach. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, November 3, 2018. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Information on the degree programs in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures may be found at https://www.wm.edu/as/modernlanguages/index.php

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The College conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

Michael Gibbs Hill / 韓嵩文
Associate Professor & Director, Program in Chinese Studies
William & Mary

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