Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese (Bethlehem, PA)

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Lehigh University invites applications for a one-year position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for the academic year 2023-2024. We seek candidates to teach 12 credits each semester in modern Chinese language across all levels, including an upper-level course in the candidate’s field of specialization.

Candidates who are ABD will be considered, though a PhD in Chinese Studies or a related field should be in hand by the beginning of the fall semester. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English. Those with college teaching experience are preferred.

Application instructions
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a graduate transcript to Thomas Chen at For full consideration, applications should be received by March 31, 2023. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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