Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese (Lancaster, PA)

Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a visiting position in the Chinese language program beginning August 2023. Appointment is for nine months (August-May). This position is not eligible for employment visa sponsorship. The field is open to Literature, Cultural Studies, or Linguistics. The rank will be Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor, depending on qualifications. Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctorate (or terminal degree) in Chinese language, literature, or a related field. Teaching experience required. Teaching load is 3/3 and will include the teaching of Chinese language at all levels. The successful candidate will be the sole instructor of Chinese language and should be capable of overseeing a small language program. There may also be the possibility of offering a course in the field of expertise depending upon the needs of the program.

Candidates must submit the following items electronically via Interfolio ( a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript(s)(unofficial copies are fine), teaching and research statements, diversity statement, teaching evaluations and/or observations, and names of two references (NOTE: letters of reference will be solicited at a later stage, and once they are solicited referees will need to supply them within three weeks). Inquiries may be directed to Jon Stone, Chair, Dept. of German, Russian, and East Asian Languages at For full consideration applications should be received by February 15, 2023.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic success.

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