Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Chinese – Bentley University (Waltham, Massachusetts)

The Department of Modern Languages at Bentley University—an independent, private business-oriented university located in suburban Boston—invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Chinese Language and Culture, to begin in Fall 2023.

Bentley University is committed to the teacher-scholar model where teaching, scholarship, and service are expected and valued. In addition to a variety of language electives, the Modern Languages Department offers the Language, Culture, and Business (LCB) major, with specialization in the languages taught, including Chinese; as well as language minors (Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish), and Spanish for Business. The Department actively engages with students outside the classroom through the Center for Language and International Collaboration (CLIC). We also work closely with the Office of International Education.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to foreign language teaching, show evidence of scholarly excellence and recently published output, possess native or near-native fluency in Chinese, and hold a Ph.D. We seek a candidate who specializes in Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition, pedagogy, or Contemporary Chinese Culture and will focus on applying the latest research to coordinating and enhancing our Chinese program, especially Chinese for Business.

Criteria for selection include a) evidence of Chinese language teaching excellence and innovation at all levels (beginning through advanced); b) evidence of impactful scholarship; and c) native or near-native linguistic proficiency.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Chinese linguistics, applied linguistics, language pedagogy, culture, or a related field by the time of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda and a deep commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, including Language for the Professions. Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Candidates must be eager to work in a department with a tradition of teamwork, teaching, advising, and service. Candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and English and be willing to teach both Chinese language and cultures courses in English and in Chinese.

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to teach an additional language.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

For full consideration, candidates should submit the following as part of the application at https://bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/faculty/details/Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor–Chinese_R0003245:

Cover letter indicating why the candidate is a good fit at Bentley and its Modern Languages department.

Curriculum Vitae, including the names of three recommenders (one of whom should be able to speak to the applicant’s background in language pedagogy). Names and contact information for references are required upon application. Candidates who are selected for initial interviews will be required to submit a statement of teaching philosophy and pedagogical approach.

Diversity Statement: The diversity statement should be one-to-two pages and speak to your experience with diversity (i.e., gender, race, ethnicity, age, religious or other backgrounds) and/or inclusion (all members of an organization are valued, respected, and have influence) and how it relates to your research, teaching or service. Bentley University recognizes that your individual exposure to diversity is a function of your background. We value those from relatively homogenous cultural contexts as well as those from diverse cultural contexts, whether in the U.S. or internationally, where diversity may take on different forms.

For additional information about this position, please contact the Chair of the Modern Languages Department Christian Rubio (crubio@bentley.edu).

For best consideration, please apply by November 1.