Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature (2022) (Lexington, Virginia)

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature (2022)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Washington and Lee University invites application for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Literature, beginning July 1, 2022. This position carries a six-course teaching load distributed over Fall and
Winter terms (12 weeks each) and the university’s signature 4-week Spring Term. A successful candidate will contribute to the diverse and inclusive undergraduate curriculum in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures through teaching and service.

Founded in 1749 and located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Washington and Lee University offers a unique academic setting of arts and sciences, commerce and law, and is consistently ranked in the top tier of liberal arts colleges.

W&L promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or ABD status near completion) in pre-modern Chinese literature or related fields, native or near-native fluency in both standard Mandarin and English, demonstrated success in teaching at the collegiate level in the U.S., and ability to teach Chinese language courses at all levels and content courses in pre-modern Chinese literature and culture.

Application Instructions

Applications should include a cover letter (with a web-accessible link to a 20-minute video of Chinese language teaching demo), a curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and professional goals, one sample syllabus for a literature course, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

Please submit your application at:

Review of applications will begin on March 25, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.