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Tenure-Track position in Chinese at AMERICAN UNIVERSITY


The Department of Language and Foreign
Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences of American University
invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Chinese at the rank
of Assistant  Professor starting in August 2010.  The department is
seeking applicants who will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and

Possible areas of specialization:  Chinese language, literature, culture, Linguistics, or Chinese culture studies.

Responsibilities:  Develop a significant research agenda. Teach
undergraduate courses in all levels of Mandarin Chinese, and develop
content courses in civilization/culture.

Minimum qualifications:  PhD (or equivalent) in Chinese literature,
linguistics or culture.  Near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit via U. S. mail (no electronic applications)
a cover letter addressing research and teaching interest and
experience, c.v., three letters of recommendation, formal student
evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy to:

Chair, Chinese Search Committee

Department of Language and Foreign Studies

American University

4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, D. C, 20016-8045


Applicants should indicate whether or not attending the CLTA
Annual Meeting in San Diego and/or the MLA Convention in Philadelphia. 
Priority application deadline is November 1, 2009.  Review of
applications will begin thereafter and continue until the position is

American University is an equal employment opportunity affirmative
action employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student
body.  Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.