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Kalamazoo College
East Asian Studies/Chinese Program

Assistant Professor of Chinese

Kalamazoo College seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Chinese language, literature, and culture beginning late August 2019. Area and period of specialization is open. The successful candidate will join a growing East Asian Studies program, comprising specialists in Chinese language and literature, Asian History, Japanese language and literature, and Japanese language and sociolinguistics. Salary competitive and consistent with level of experience. Teaching expectation is six courses per year (2-2-2, in three terms), including four Chinese language courses, ranging from beginning to advanced, and two culture courses taught in English. The successful candidate will contribute to the depth and breadth of a growing East Asian Studies Program, as well as the College’s "Shared Passages" core curriculum.

Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) required, as well as native or near-native abilities in both Chinese and English. The successful candidate must demonstrate a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, a promise of scholarly excellence, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both inside and outside the classroom.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The College sends some eighty percent of its graduates on study abroad for three, six or nine months, including half a dozen per year to China. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit/Ann Arbor in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by November 1, 2018, will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches, and graduate transcript (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format below. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to ChineseSearch@kzoo.edu. Semi-finalists will be asked to provide a language teaching demonstration video and a writing sample.

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Noriko Sugimori and Dennis Frost, Search co-chairs
Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
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