Visiting Assistant or Visiting Associate Professor of Chinese

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The Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese will play a central role in updating and developing the Chinese program's curriculum with an emphasis on professionalization, communication, and cultural awareness. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in interdisciplinary collaboration and will work closely with stakeholders and faculty in Norwich's School of Cybersecurity, an NSA Center of Academic Excellence for over 20 years, and with the Director of Norwich's Peace & War Center to promote the study of Chinese Mandarin as a strategic language and gateway to careers in the military and government agencies. Opportunities also exist to develop partnerships with Norwich's International Studies Program, the School of Business, and the International Center. We would also welcome an interest in networking and collaborating with other Senior Military Colleges and professional organizations to support the growth of the Chinese language study at Norwich.  

The typical course load for this full-time, 10-month position is 4/3 with a course release for curriculum development and partnership exploration. The start date for this position is July 1, 2023.


Minimum qualification includes a Ph.D. or M.A. in Chinese Language or a related field, and native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin. Applicants with equivalent and relevant professional experience will be considered. 

Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching, potential for excellence in scholarship, and the ability to innovate in the design and teaching of courses both in English and in Chinese. 

Additional Information:

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a positive education and work environment that recognizes and respects the dignity of all students, faculty and staff. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.  Please contact the Office of Human Resources at for assistance.

All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without requiring immigration sponsorship, including but not limited to non-immigrant visas such as H1B, STEM, or F1, now or in the future. A post offer, pre-employment background check will be required of the successful candidate.

Application Instructions:

Please provide a cover letter, resume, references, and Norwich application.

Applications must be received by December 15 to receive full consideration. Initial interviews will begin in January 2023. 

About Norwich University:

Founded in 1819, Norwich University is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC). Today we are a diversified academic institution that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and professional certificates to adult learners online and to Corps and civilian lifestyle students on campus.

We are located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont, only 20 minutes from the state capital, Montpelier, and three hours from Boston or Montreal.

Our excellent benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, group life, and disability insurances, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependent care, a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match, an employee assistance program, paid time off, use of the University pool and fitness center, and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members. Some employees may qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program on their Federal Student Aid Direct Loan balance.  For more information about our benefits, visit

Full COVID vaccination including booster is required for all on-campus employment.

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