TENURE TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF CHINESE

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Centre College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese beginning August 2022. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching in a student-centered environment. Special consideration will be given to candidates committed to using/developing inclusive pedagogies, mentoring student research, and supporting students beyond the classroom. Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment and be qualified to teach all levels of Chinese language. Skills in developing programs preferred. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English is required. Secondary expertise in Japanese language desired. The successful candidate will be encouraged to offer courses in other areas according to the candidate’s abilities and research interests. Examples include interdisciplinary first-year seminars, upper-level social issues courses, Asian studies, and gender studies.

Established in 1819, Centre College has long been ranked among the top fifty National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report and is proud to host one of the nation’s premiere study abroad programs. The Centre Commitment guarantees that all students can study abroad, have an internship or research opportunity, and graduate in four years. With 1,400 students and an exceptional faculty of teacher-scholars, classes are small and academic standards are high, and Centre graduates enjoy extraordinary success in top graduate and professional schools, prestigious fellowships, and rewarding careers.

Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. As noted in the Statement of Community, Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated, governance is shared, ideas are freely and respectfully exchanged, and all members of the community benefit from the richness of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Therefore, the Chinese program strongly encourages applications from candidates who further diversify our faculty, who celebrate the rich diversity of our student body, and who utilize inclusive and engaging pedagogical practices. A number of resources support faculty success, including a robust Center for Teaching and Learning, peer mentoring, membership in the National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity, and endowed funding for professional development.

Centre is located in Danville, Kentucky, a city of 18,000 recognized for its high quality of life, historic downtown, friendly people, beautiful landscapes, and easy access to Lexington, Louisville, and Cincinnati. For more information about Centre College, visit our website at www.centre.edu.

To apply, please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/94320. A completed application will include: 1) a cover letter that describes your interest in, and qualifications for, this particular position, 2) your curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience, and effectiveness, 4) a diversity statement explaining how you would contribute to and/or address the issues of diversity and inclusion at Centre, 5) graduate transcripts, and 6) three confidential letters of reference from individuals able to share insight into your professional expertise and future potential. Review of applications will begin on October 25, 2001.


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