Visiting Instructor in Mandarin Chinese (Birmingham, AL)

Birmingham-Southern College invites applications for a full-time appointment in Mandarin Chinese. This position is a visiting instructor appointment for the 2019-2020 academic year; the successful candidate may be invited to apply for a possible future tenure track line. The teaching load is three courses per semester plus one January Exploration term course. BSC’s small collegial Modern Foreign Languages Department is committed to hiring a colleague with a genuine passion for teaching and proven success in the classroom. The College seeks a dynamic teacher to continue growing our recently established Chinese language program. The successful candidate will be fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English and will have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant area at the time of appointment. The field of expertise is open. Experience in teaching undergraduates in a North American university is required, with a strong preference for candidates with experience in a liberal arts setting. Primary teaching responsibilities will include introductory and intermediate level Chinese language courses; the ability to teach courses in Chinese for the workplace is a plus. The successful candidate will understand and uphold the academic values of the College and will possess a strong commitment to academic rigor and excellence in undergraduate teaching in the liberal arts setting.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a letter of interest, a statement of teaching philosophy that specifically addresses the liberal arts setting, two sample course syllabi, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Candidates are also invited to submit teaching evaluations. All materials should be sent to Dr. Barbara Domcekova, Department of Modern Foreign Languages, Box 549029, Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, AL 35254. Materials can also be sent electronically to

Birmingham-Southern College (BSC) is a selective residential liberal arts college enrolling approximately 1300 undergraduate students. BSC is included in Pope’s Colleges that Change Lives and is a sheltering institution for Phi Beta Kappa. The College’s curriculum is based on close faculty-student interaction in teaching, advising, and research. For more on the College’s faculty, students, educational mission, and national reputation, visit

Birmingham-Southern College is located just minutes from downtown Birmingham, which is the largest city in Alabama and a leading hub for banking and medical care and research in the Southeast. A vibrant center for entertainment, commerce, and recreational activities. There are six higher education institutions within a short commute; a symphony; a ballet; a zoo; botanical garden; the largest art museum in the Southeast; a world-class civil rights institute and annual art, music, and film festivals–as well as numerous opportunities for outdoor adventure activities. In 2015, Birmingham was ranked as the #1 “next hot food city” by Zagat’s.

BSC is an equal opportunity employer and is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their teaching, research, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. BSC is also committed to expanding the diversity of the faculty, staff and the student body and in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all. Individuals from diverse populations are encouraged to apply. BSC complies with the Alabama Child Protection Act and E-Verify. EOE