The West Virginia University Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics (https://worldlanguages.wvu.edu/) invites applications for a faculty position in Chinese Studies beginning August 2019. Depending on qualifications and seniority, the appointment may be made at the advanced assistant professor level, at the tenured associate professor level, or higher. Applicants with exceptional qualifications will be nominated for the J. Vance & Florence Highland Johnson Professor in Chinese Studies. The successful candidate will have the following responsibilities: teaching Chinese language classes, content classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and potentially online classes; maintaining an active research agenda; and coordinating the Chinese studies program and graduate teaching assistants.
The department offers M.A. degree programs in Spanish, Linguistics, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), enrolling approximately 60-70 full-time graduate students from around the world, with the majority of those holding teaching assistantships. We also offer B.A.s and minors in a range of programs, including French, German, Spanish, Chinese Studies, Italian Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, and Slavic and East European Studies. Additionally, we offer minors in Foreign Literature/Culture in Translation, Japanese Studies, Arabic Studies, Linguistics, and TESOL. Our faculty is actively engaged in education abroad programs, and we have a long history of collaborating with other WVU colleges, departments, and programs.
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