Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese - Bates College in Lewiston Maine

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Bates College

Lewiston, Maine

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Asian Studies Program of Bates College, a highly selective private liberal arts college located in south-central Maine, invites applications and nominations for a one-year position as visiting assistant professor of Chinese. The position will begin August 1, 2016, with a course load of five courses for the year.

A Ph.D. is preferred but ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates must exhibit native/near native proficiency in Chinese and English, maintain a commitment to teaching language courses in a liberal arts setting, and demonstrate training and experience in Chinese language teaching. The successful candidate will be able to teach all levels of Chinese language as well as courses in Chinese literature or culture. We welcome applicants with expertise in modern literature, film studies, and/or cultural studies.

The college and the Asian Studies Program are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area. For more information about Asian Studies at Bates, see our webpage (



A Ph.D. is preferred but ABD candidates will be considered

A native/near native proficiency in Chinese and English

Able to teach all levels of Chinese language as well as courses in Chinese literature or culture

Application Instructions

Review of applications begins on March 28, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit the following: a letter of application, curriculum vita, and three letters of recommendation speaking to the candidate’s language teaching experience/expertise. We may request additional materials (e.g., graduate school transcripts, course evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, etc.) after initial review.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

Bates College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity and providing an educational and work environment free from discrimination. The college prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status and other legally protected statuses in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its education policies and programs, or in the recruitment of its faculty and staff. Bates College adheres to all applicable state and federal equal opportunity laws and regulations. All college faculty, staff, students, contractors, visitors, and volunteers are responsible for understanding and complying with the Non-Discrimination Policy.

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  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese
  • principles of human dignity and diversity
  • one of the nation’s leading liberal arts colleges
  • Maine’s second largest urban area
  • Liberal Arts & Humanities Adjunct
  • Foreign Languages & Literature
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Lecturer / Instructor / Adjunct
Type of Faculty:Visiting / Adjunct
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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