World Language Teaching Assistant (WLTA) in Chinese (Washington and Lee in Lexington, Virginia 24450)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a World Language Teaching Assistant (WLTA) in Chinese, starting in late August 2021. The position is annually renewable, contingent on funding and performance. The WLTA in Chinese will assist full-time faculty members in teaching the first- and second-year Chinese language courses. Primary teaching responsibilities include independently teaching drill sessions, grading homework, and holding weekly Chinese table activities.

B.A. or M.A. (or higher) in Chinese language, Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, linguistics or related fields; native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English; demonstrated experience in teaching Chinese at the College level through regular or summer sessions is preferred.

Required Application Materials:
Applications should include the following items: an application letter (please include a web-accessible link to a 15-minute video of your teaching demo; both in-person and Zoom recordings are acceptable), a curriculum vitae, and two confidential letters of recommendation.

Please submit your application at Review of applications will begin on May 28th, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.