Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese (Spartanburg, SC)

Wofford College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor to teach first- through fourth-year Chinese language, literature, and culture courses in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures for the 2024-2025 academic year. At Wofford, faculty serve as teacher-scholars dedicated to the education and mentorship of undergraduates in a liberal arts tradition. We seek candidates who have a passion for teaching undergraduates.

The teaching load will be 3-0-4. In the fall of 2024, the person selected will teach two Chinese language courses and one Chinese culture course taught in English. In the spring 2025 semester, the visiting assistant professor of Chinese will teach two Chinese language courses, one Chinese culture course taught in English, and one Chinese literature course taught in English. The Chinese culture or literature courses will be determined in consultation with the hired candidate. This candidate will not be required to teach during the college’s interim, which runs the entire month of January. This candidate will be working collaboratively in the growing Chinese program within the MLLC department and throughout the campus, including extracurricular multicultural events.

The preferred candidate will have a Ph.D. in Chinese by the time of the appointment in August 2024. However, consideration will be extended to ABD candidates and individuals with a master’s degree who have completed 18 graduate credit hours in Chinese at the rank of visiting instructor with a teaching load 3-0-3. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English. Those with college teaching experience in the U.S. are preferred. Please note that Wofford College is not able to sponsor work visas. Interested candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

Application materials should be submitted electronically in a single document to search committee chair Dr. Yongfang Zhang ( Application materials include: (1) a cover letter explaining the ability to teach Chinese language courses and culture/literature courses (including relevant teaching experience), (2) curriculum vitae (with names of references) and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Yongfang Zhang at

Wofford College is a place where thought leads, where ideas are celebrated and problem solving is expected. Wofford invites applicants who are focused on student success and excited to join a community committed to preparing thought leaders.
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