Tenure-Track Position in Chinese Literature (Milwaukee, WI)

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese literature beginning as early as July 2019; otherwise fall 2019. Area of specialization open.

The Department of FLL is the tenure home for faculty in nine modern languages and Classics. It is located on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, an urban research university with the twin missions of research and student access. The UWM student body comprises a richly diverse population, including a large percentage of first generation students. More information about the Chinese major, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, and UWM can be found at https://uwm.edu/foreign-languages-literature/.

The new faculty member will be expected to pursue an active research agenda, maintain a 2/2 teaching load, and work collaboratively within the department, across the university, and with the broader community to promote the Chinese Program. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the candidate’s research specialization and others as dictated by curricular need. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach Chinese language classes. Additional duties will include mentoring of undergraduate majors and minors as well as providing leadership in the administration, coordination, and growth of the Chinese major.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. PhD in hand by beginning of appointment.
2. Demonstrated native or near native fluency in Mandarin Chinese.
3. Demonstrated native or near native fluency in English.
4. Demonstrated research record.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Demonstrated teaching excellence.
2. Experience teaching Chinese language classes.
3. Experience in mentoring undergraduate students.
4. Demonstrated ability to develop and lead study abroad programs.
5. Experience in conducting community outreach and recruitment.
6. Experience in organizing Chinese-related programming on a campus, utilizing networking, social media, and other strategies to grow a program.

Applicants must submit an application directly to UW–Milwaukee at http://jobs.uwm.edu/postings/27973 and upload the following documents: 1. Application/cover letter, 2. Curriculum vitae, 3. Statement of scholarly interests, 4. Statement of teaching philosophy.

We require three letters of reference. Please provide the names and email addresses for your references in the Reference Letter section of the employment application. Upon submission of your application, an automated email will be generated and sent to your references with instructions on how to attach the reference letter to your application through a confidential on-line portal.