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Visiting Instructor of Chinese at Oberlin College



The East Asian Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences. Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning Fall 2013, and will carry the rank of Visiting Instructor of Chinese.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of Chinese language. Among the qualifications required for appointment is the M.A. degree (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2013-14). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

The Chinese language curriculum is lodged within the East Asian Studies Program, which also covers Japanese language and literature, and extends into the disciplines of history, religion, politics, and art history. Related courses in ethno-musicology are also offered.

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, a teaching demo and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent to Sheila Myoshi Jager, Chair, Program in East Asian Studies, Oberlin College, 316 Peters Hall, Oberlin, OH 44074, or by April 10, 2013. Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Salary will depend on qualifications and experience. *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.

Oberlin was the first coeducational institution to grant bachelor’s degrees to women and historically has been a leader in the education of African Americans; the College was also among the first to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our faculty in all respects.