Open Rank Faculty Position – Chinese Studies (Morgantown, WV)

The West Virginia University Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics ( invites applications for a faculty position in Chinese Studies beginning August 2019. Depending on qualifications and seniority, the appointment may be made at the advanced assistant professor level, at the tenured associate professor level, or higher. Applicants with exceptional qualifications will be nominated for the J. Vance & Florence Highland Johnson Professor in Chinese Studies. The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities: teaching Chinese language classes, content classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and potentially online classes; maintaining an active research agenda; and coordinating the Chinese studies program and graduate teaching assistants. This position, which is based on a nine-month contract, requires demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching with abilities in coordination and/or program administration; a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chinese, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field; ability to maintain an active research program; and excellent communication skills in both English and Chinese.

The department offers M.A. degree programs in Spanish, Linguistics, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), enrolling approximately 60-70 full-time graduate students from around the world, with the majority of those holding teaching assistantships. We also offer B.A.s and minors in a range of programs, including French, German, Spanish, Chinese Studies, Italian Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, and Slavic and East European Studies. Additionally, we offer minors in Foreign Literature/Culture in Translation, Japanese Studies, Arabic Studies, Linguistics, and TESOL. Our faculty is actively engaged in education abroad programs, and we have a long history of collaborating with other WVU colleges, departments, and programs.

WVU is a comprehensive land-grant university that enrolls 29,000 students. It is classified as “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. The Morgantown campus is situated along the Monongahela River and Rail Trail and within 10 miles of Cooper’s Rock State Forest, and is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C. to the east, Pittsburgh, PA., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the west. Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career. WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search, and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (

To apply, please visit and navigate to the position title listed above. Upload: (a) a letter of application outlining your interest in, and qualifications for, the position; (b) your curriculum vitae; (c) a teaching and mentoring philosophy; (d) a professional, single-authored writing sample; (e) teaching evaluations from two classes; and (f) graduate transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable). In addition, have at least three professional recommendation letters sent to Additional materials might be requested of finalists. Applications will be processed until the position is filled but those received by November 12, 2018, will receive priority consideration. For further information, contact Manal AlNatour, chair of the search committee, at

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.