St. Olaf College– Assistant Professor of Chinese–Tenure-track Position (Start Fall 2017) (Northfield, Minnesota)

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language

The Department of Asian Studies at St. Olaf College seeks an energetic and committed teacher/scholar in Chinese Language and Asian Studies, beginning August 15, 2017. This is a tenure track position, expected at the assistant professor rank. Specialization in Chinese language and Asian Studies (including literature, theater, or interdisciplinary approaches such as film studies, cultural studies or the social sciences) preferred with a commitment to language pedagogy.

Interests in education in a liberal arts context, integration of language study and disciplinary/interdisciplinary study, regional and transnational approaches to Asian Studies, experiential learning in international study programs, internships and student research projects are highly desired. Teaching responsibilities include language courses at all levels with at least one course in English that contributes to our Asian Studies program. The normal teaching load is six courses a year.

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field by September 1, 2017. Native or near native competence in Chinese and English, demonstrated strong teaching skills and scholarly promise are required.

Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes:

• a cover letter outlining your qualifications, describing your language and non-language teaching and research interests
• a video clip that demonstrates your abilities from actual or simulated language teaching
• a current curriculum vitae
• unofficial graduate transcripts

In addition, please provide the names and email contact information of three professional references who can speak to your abilities in classroom teaching and scholarship (we only ask for references’ names and emails; St. Olaf solicits letters directly).

Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to:
Chair of the Chinese language search committee
1500 St Olaf Avenue
Northfield, MN  55057

Please submit application materials by October 1, 2016. Application review will continue until the position is filled.

General information about St Olaf College and the Asian Studies Department can be found at and

Founded in 1874, St. Olaf College is a residential, coeducational liberal arts college with approximately 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff employees. It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, about 45 minutes from Minneapolis and St. Paul with their rich and diverse cultural resources. The college offers an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts education that fosters the development of the whole person in mind, body, and spirit and emphasizes a global perspective.