Teaching Assistant Professor – Chinese Studies
Job No. 12876
The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at West Virginia University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position in Chinese Studies beginning January 1, 2020. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of our undergraduate program in Chinese Studies, including the teaching of traditional and online language and content classes. The position requires a PhD or equivalent degree in Chinese, Chinese literature, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field; demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching; and excellent communication skills in both English and Chinese.
This position is a nine-month, full-time, non-tenure track, renewable term appointment with no limit on the number of terms. Teaching Assistant Professors receive full benefits and are eligible for promotion.
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 offer B.A. degrees in a range of programs, including French, German Studies, Spanish, Chinese Studies, and Russian Studies, and minors in these areas as well as Foreign Literature/Culture in Translation, Japanese Studies, Arabic Studies, Linguistics, and TESOL.
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 (https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv).
To apply, please visit https://careers.wvu.edu 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) your teaching philosophy; (d) graduate transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable); and the names and contact information for three references. Additional materials might be requested of finalists. Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. For further information, contact Pablo Garcia, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org
WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.