Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Chinese (Poughkeepsie, NY)

Vassar College

Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Chinese

Department: Chinese & Japanese Department

Posting Number: F042P

For full consideration applicants should apply by:

About Vassar College

Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction

The Department of Chinese and Japanese at Vassar College invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Chinese for the 2022-2024 academic years.

AA Statement

Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Description

Candidates with expertise in any one or several of the following fields are desirable: Chinese linguistics including comparative linguistics or comparative philology with a Chinese concentration, language pedagogy, Chinese literature, comparative literature with a Chinese concentration, Chinese pop culture, and Chinese theater or film. Experience in Chinese language teaching is expected. The successful applicant must have a PhD or be ABD by the time of appointment. Responsibilities include teaching four Chinese language courses and one course in the candidate’s discipline per academic year as well as advising students and supervising students’ independent work.

How to Apply

To apply, please visit to link to the posting for this position. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement (see ), up to three copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and three letters of recommendation. For inquiries, email the Department of Chinese and Japanese, Vassar College, Applications should be addressed to Haoming Liu/Chair, Department of Chinese and Japanese. Review of applications will begin on March 21, 2022 and continue until filled.

To Apply

All applicants must apply online at:

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