Assistant Professor of Chinese (Northfield, MN)

Tenure-track position in Chinese Language and Literature.

Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Chinese Language and Literature. The promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. Teaching duties are five courses per year on a trimester schedule, which normally includes four courses of language instruction at all levels and one course of literature in translation. PhD or its imminent completion is required. A successful applicant will be fluent in both Chinese and English; possess a broad knowledge of Chinese literature with a specialization in pre-modern or early modern literature and culture; and be committed to, trained in, and experienced at teaching Chinese language to undergraduates.  The appointment will begin September 1, 2017.

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities or activities.

Carleton College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides generous professional development support for both research and teaching. We are located 45 minutes away from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
The following materials are required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three letters of reference (at least one of which can directly address the applicant’s language teaching); statements addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and interests and scholarly agenda; sample syllabi; and at least one scholarly writing sample in English. Applicants should indicate whether they will be attending the CLTA annual meeting in Boston in November. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 17. All application materials must be submitted at