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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese at the University of Arkansas


The Department of World Languages at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese, to begin August 2017. With a student body of more than 26,000, the University of Arkansas is a national research institution located in Fayetteville, part of a growing metropolitan area of some 500,000 people which is frequently noted as one of America’s best places to live.

Our position requires ABD status or a Ph.D. in hand by August 2017 in Chinese language or linguistics, second-language acquisition or closely related discipline.  Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and fluency in English are required, and candidates must be familiar with the Chinese Pinyin System.  The successful candidate must show evidence of excellence in teaching, an active research agenda, and the interpersonal skills and collegiality necessary to help maintain a strong Chinese program.  Our hire must be able to teach Chinese at all undergraduate levels, especially courses in Chinese business language and culture.

Applicants should submit by 3 May 2017: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching philosophy, three current job-related letters of reference, and transcripts to  For references, candidates will be required to provide either Interfolio document email addresses or individual contact information during the application process, and candidates are responsible for making certain that letters are received.  A round of skype interviews with finalists will likely be conducted during the week of 8-12 May 2017.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.  The University welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity.  Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment.  All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.