Visiting Faculty Position in Chinese Language and Culture at Bennington College

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Bennington College invites applications for a one-term visiting faculty position in Chinese language and culture for spring 2022. The successful candidate will teach three content-driven and interdisciplinary courses in Chinese: one each at the introductory, low intermediate, and advanced/high intermediate level. Applicants should provide evidence of their commitment to excellent teaching and have experience in teaching content-based language courses. 

Bennington College is a small residential liberal arts college in southern Vermont, long distinguished for its progressive approach to higher education. The College was founded in 1932 on the principle of active engagement in learning, which is manifest in individualized plans of study developed by students together with faculty. We believe these aims are best met by a commitment to inclusivity and welcome applicants who can enhance the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Ph.D. preferred, though candidates with Master’s degrees or the equivalent will be considered. More information about the Cultural Studies and Languages program may be found on our website

Bennington serves a diverse student population inclusive of members of ethnically/racially minoritized, international, LGBTQIA+, and disability communities as well as diverse gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds, religions, and political beliefs. Our staff and faculty also reflect diverse and intersecting backgrounds and identities. All employees are expected to be respectful and responsive to these differences in the service of building community that promotes student and employee success. Each individual (faculty, staff and students) will be accountable for upholding these values.  The College’s approach to pluralism and inclusivity—both as fields of inquiry and practice—is to prioritize flexible thought, and to invite the examination of access, value, power, and privilege through its institutional policies and areas of study. We encourage applicants from diverse realms of interest, backgrounds, experience, and accomplishment to apply. 

Candidates should apply online to https://bennington.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0shcb by submitting: a) a letter of application; b) a curriculum vitae, c); descriptions of three potential course offerings; d) names and contact information for three references. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For more information, please contact Ginger Lin, at glin@bennington.edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 1st, and will continue until the position is filled. This position requires the successful completion and acceptable results of a background check.


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