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Assistant Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech
(Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University) invites
applications for an Assistant Professor of Mandarin Chinese for a
tenure-track position to begin August 2009 pending budgetary approval.
Teaching load 2-2.

Please see for a description of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.

Required: PhD requirements in Chinese language and literature
completed by August 10, 2009. Virginia Tech is a Research I
institution; therefore, the successful candidate must show evidence of
or potential for excellence in research/scholarship. Demonstrated
excellence in teaching. The candidate must have the ability to teach
courses in literature, culture, and language at the undergraduate
level. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Preferred: Interest in study abroad. Experience teaching in US universities.

The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the US at the time of appointment.

Candidates must apply online at
and attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of
teaching philosophy, and statement of research interests. In addition,
graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation must be mailed
to: Dr. Fabrice Teulon, Chair, Chinese Search Committee, Dept. of
Foreign Langs & Lits, 331 Major Williams Hall, Virginia Tech,
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0225. To be considered for a MLA interview,
materials must be received by 11/17/08.

Virginia Tech is an EEO/AA Employer.