Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Chinese (Rochester, MI)

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Chinese

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chinese to begin August 15, 2017.

Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Chinese literature, translation, cultural studies, or a related field by August 15, 2017.  Applicants must be able to teach Chinese language courses at all levels.  Evidence of commitment to scholarship and strong teaching ability, including knowledge of instructional technology and foreign language pedagogy.  Experience teaching Chinese at North American universities or colleges desirable.  Applicants should have ability and interest in teaching Chinese Literature, Film, and Translation courses, as necessary.

Responsibilities include teaching Chinese language and culture, an active research agenda, active program involvement and close collaboration with the Chinese language faculty members to contribute to the advancement and overall effectiveness of a rigorous Chinese program.  Applicants must also demonstrate ability and/or genuine enthusiasm to coordinate an existing study abroad program.  University and department service are also required. Teaching load is competitive.

For first consideration, application packets should be submitted on line no later than Friday, November 4, 2016, and include the following materials:
• cover letter
• curriculum vitae with a list of references
• unofficial transcripts
• statement of teaching philosophy
(optional: syllabi, course materials, and course evaluations)
• writing sample
• three letters of recommendation (via Interfolio, sent to Dr. Melanie Chang, Search Committee Chair, chang23@oakland.edu)

Applications accepted at: http://jobs.oakland.edu/postings/8926

Initial interviews will be conducted at the 2017 MLA meeting in Philadelphia, PA, in January.

The position will remain open until filled.

“Oakland University is a preeminent metropolitan university that is recognized as a student-centered, doctoral research institution with a global perspective. We engage students in distinctive educational experiences that connect to the unique and diverse opportunities within and beyond our region.” (www.oakland.edu)