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Assistant Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies at University of Richmond


Assistant Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies

The Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures at the University of
Richmond invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor
of Chinese and Asian Studies, tenure-track, beginning August 2009.
Applicants should have a specialization in some area of modern Chinese
literature or culture with demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese
language. We are particularly interested in candidates with a secondary
focus on the cultures of other Asian countries and/or who have a
background in film studies, gender studies or other interdisciplinary
fields. Experience with instructional technologies is also desirable.
The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in
Mandarin Chinese and English, a strong commitment to teaching at all
levels of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum, outstanding
scholarly promise, and Ph.D. in hand by August 2009.

To be considered for interviews, applicants should submit a letter of
application, a curriculum vitae, and separate statements of (1)
teaching philosophy; and (2) research interests and plans to: Dr.
Kathrin Bower, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Modern
Literatures and Cultures, University of Richmond, VA 23173. Applicants
should also arrange for three letters of recommendation, including at
least one that addresses teaching effectiveness and potential, to be
sent directly to the same address. The review of applications begins
October 15, 2008, and continues until the position is filled. The
University of Richmond is a highly selective private institution
dedicated to excellence in both teaching and scholarship. For
information about the department, resources, and course offerings,
visit the department's Web site.

The University of Richmond values diversity in its faculty, staff, and
student body.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community
strongly encourages applications from diverse candidates and candidates
who support diversity. For more information, see Common Ground. The
University of Richmond offers employment benefits to domestic partners
and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sexual orientation
or gender identity.