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Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese at Kalamazoo College



Kalamazoo College seeks applications for a one-year visiting position at the Assistant Professor or Instructor level in Chinese language, literature, and culture beginning late August 2017. Area and period of specialization is open. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience. Teaching expectation is six courses (2-2-2, in three terms), including four Chinese language courses, ranging from beginning to advanced, and two culture courses taught in English.

Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered, and native or near-native abilities in both Chinese and English expected. The successful candidate must demonstrate a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching. Candidates may be asked to provide a language teaching demonstration video and a writing sample.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The College sends some eighty percent of its graduates on study abroad for three, six, or nine months, including half a dozen per year to China. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit/Ann Arbor in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by May 20, 2017 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and goals, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format at Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to  Questions may be directed to the same email.