Visiting Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies (Ashland, Virginia)

Position Details: Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a full-time, one-year (potentially renewable for up to three years) position of Visiting Instructor / Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, in the Department of Asian Studies, to begin September 1, 2023.

Institution Information: Randolph-Macon College, founded in 1830, is a selective, primarily residential liberal arts college with an enrollment of 1500 students located in the northern suburbs of Richmond, Virginia. It is 90 miles south of Washington, DC and 15 miles north of Richmond. The College seeks employees committed to advancing inclusion and equity and to cultivating a community that welcomes all people, regardless of race, gender, disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression.

The Asian Studies Department is a vibrant part of Randolph-Macon’s humanities curriculum. We offer Chinese and Japanese instruction, an Asian Studies major and minor, a Japanese Studies minor, and multiple interdisciplinary and travel opportunities. All our full-time faculty teach foreign language courses and English-language content courses in multiple fields, including ancient and modern literature, film, ancient and modern history, folklore, visual culture, contemporary society, and theater, among other topics.

Major/Essential Functions: Randolph-Macon College faculty teach, advise, conduct research and engage in scholarship, and serve the college and department. Primary teaching responsibilities include courses in Elementary and Intermediate Chinese, English-language content courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise, and contribution to the general education curriculum. The teaching load is seven courses per year (3-1-3, including J-term).

Minimum Qualifications:
• ABD in Chinese language or related field, such as East Asian Languages and Cultures;
• Demonstrated effectiveness as a teaching assistant in undergraduate Chinese language courses and/or
English-language content courses in Chinese or East Asian Studies;
• Experience collaborating with people from diverse backgrounds and evidence of a commitment to equity,
diversity, and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ph.D. in Chinese language or related field, such as East Asian Languages and Cultures, by time of
• demonstrated effectiveness as an instructor of record in undergraduate Chinese language courses and/or
English-language content courses in Chinese or East Asian Studies;
• Evidence of scholarship in the candidate’s specialty.

Application Procedures: To apply, please send the following as a single pdf document to Sabrina Granderson, Administrative Services Coordinator, at no later than March 15, 2023, with Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese as the subject line.

The document must include the following:

• Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications
• Curriculum vitae
• A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy
• A brief (one page) statement of research interests
• A brief (one page) statement describing past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity,
and inclusion
• Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and
• The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address
teaching experience and teaching effectiveness; please indicate the teaching reference in your letter of
application). Please do not ask references to submit letters of recommendation; the committee will conduct
reference checks by phone.

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2023. At this time, please only submit the required documents listed above; at a later date, finalists may be asked to submit a writing sample and/or teaching materials.

Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Randolph-Macon College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.