Visiting Assistant Professor in Classical Chinese and Pre-modern Literature/Culture
- Location details
- Swarthmore, PA
- Position type
- Professor, Assistant
- Organization type
- 4-year college or university
- Employment category
- Tenure Status
- Non-tenure track
- Academic Hiring Standards
- Hiring standards
Swarthmore College invites applications to fill a full-time, one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Chinese Section of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. The position will start with the Fall 2023 semester and carries a four-course teaching load (typically assigned as two courses per semester).
Research specialization and teaching assignments include Classical/Literary Chinese, Pre-modern Literature and Culture, and Advanced Mandarin Chinese Language (most likely the third year).
Located in the suburbs of Philadelphia and near Wilmington DE, Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, and actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Applicants from traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see http://www.swarthmore.edu/faculty-diversity-excellence/information-candidates-new-faculty
Ph.D. in some area of pre-modern Chinese literature or related cultural studies (particular areas of interest include Tang/Song Poetry and fiction or drama of the late Imperial Period); experience teaching modern Mandarin Chinese and classical/literary Chinese at a North American college or university; native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English.
The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active research program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. In the cover letter, describe briefly your current research agenda; the attractiveness of teaching in a liberal arts college environment; and what background, experience, or interests are likely to make you a strong teacher of Swarthmore College students. Apply at: apply.interfolio.com/122152. Please address any questions you may have to Haili Kong, Search Chair firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review of applications begins March 25, 2023 and continues until the position is filled.
Effective July 21, 2021, Swarthmore is requiring all new employees to show proof of being fully vaccinated by their start date, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption. For more information about Swarthmore's vaccine requirements, please visit the Swarthmore COVID-19 Response website.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Swarthmore College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. Swarthmore College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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