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A tenure-track faculty position at University of Pittsburgh



The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the
University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a tenure-track
faculty position (rank open) for its Chinese language and linguistics
program.  The appointment will begin on August 30, 2009, pending
budgetary approval.

Preference will be given to a specialist in Chinese language pedagogy
(or closely related discipline) who possesses native or near-native
proficiency in Chinese, with interdisciplinary or cross-cultural
interests in such areas as linguistics or second language acquisition.
Responsibilities will include teaching both language and linguistic
courses, coordinating the language program, mentoring students, and
working with other Asia specialists on campus. The applicant should
have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by the end of the summer, 2009.

The University of Pittsburgh is one of fifteen Title VI National
Resource Centers in East Asian Studies in the United States and has
dedicated substantial resources to international studies. The East
Asian Library is one of the largest in the nation, and there are
excellent research facilities, and funds for research and teaching.

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, transcripts,
samples of scholarly work, statement of language teaching philosophy,
documents relating to teaching (e.g., video of teaching, student
evaluation of teaching), and three reference letters, one of which must
directly address the candidate's ability and experience in teaching, to
Chinese Language Search Committee, OEH 702, University of Pittsburgh,
Pittsburgh, PA 15260.  For more information, contact Paula Locante,
tel. (412) 624-5568, or email In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 3, 2008.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women and members of minority groups
underrepresented in academia are especially encouraged to apply.