Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese (Norman, Oklahoma)

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (MLLL) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) seeks a visiting assistant professor of Chinese.

The University of Oklahoma is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and healthcare needs of the state, region, and nation. OU enrolls more than 30,000 students and has more than 3000 full-time faculty members in 18 colleges. In Fall 2022, approximately 25% of OU’s freshmen were first-generation students, 39% belonged to a minority race/ethnicity, and over 8% were of Asian descent.

The University of Oklahoma is home to a 277-acre Research Campus in Norman that was named the top research campus in the nation by the Association of University Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant city located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Please visit the provost’s website for more information.

Job Description

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (MLLL) at the University of Oklahoma (OU) stands as one of the largest and most diverse units on campus, encompassing thirteen language and linguistics programs. We seek outstanding candidates specializing in Chinese cultural studies, preferably with an interdisciplinary approach. The candidate will teach language courses at all levels as needed, as well as content courses taught in English from our program course offerings in Chinese literature and cinema.
This is a full-time (9-month) position beginning August 16th, 2024. This position is a full-time, teaching-focused, benefit-eligible position that is renewable on a year-to-year basis contingent upon performance, departmental needs, and university funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Candidate must have a Ph.D. or ABD in a related field, have native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English and demonstrated success in teaching at the college level in the U.S. Evidence of a strong commitment to innovative teaching and professional development is preferred.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please send an application in a single email, using “Chinese visiting professor” in the subject line, to Dianna Taylor at modlang@ou.edu. Please include the following:
1. A cover letter detailing how the candidate meets the minimum requirements above;
2. Curriculum vitae;
3. Evidence of successful teaching experience, including complete sets of teaching evaluations.
In addition, please have two letters of recommendation sent separately to Dianna Taylor at modlang@ou.edu with “Chinese visiting professor recommendation” in the subject line.
Questions may be directed to Dr. Nian Liu, Chair of MLLL nian.liu@ou.edu.

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