Foreign Languages:  Assistant Professor of Chinese (Mandarin)

A probationary tenure-track faculty position is available in the Department of Foreign Languages at the rank of Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Chinese (Mandarin) beginning August 25, 2014.

The department seeks a dynamic candidate who is committed to teaching excellence and to maintaining an active program of scholarship involving undergraduates, who is interested in contributing to the growth of a nascent Asian Studies program, and who will bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives to campus.


  • Teach Chinese language courses and Chinese culture courses as assigned in the Department of Foreign Languages.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to build the Asian Studies program.
  • Participate in research and scholarly work related to the field of expertise.
  • Support faculty and students in the department's study-abroad programs.
  • Provide academic advising to students as assigned.
  • Engage in service to the university and community and participate in department, college, and university committee work.


  • Doctorate in some area of modern Chinese literature, culture, linguistics, or other discipline in the field of Chinese studies, plus expertise and demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese (Mandarin) language in the North American higher education system.
  • ABD applicants considered with evidence that the degree will be formally conferred before the start of the 2014-15 academic year.
  • Record of or demonstrated potential for excellence in research and scholarly publication, and native or near native competency in Chinese and English are required.
  • Experience in foreign languages pedagogy, in developing courses in Chinese for Business, and/or interest in comparative or interdisciplinary research and teaching may be considered assets.


Our thriving Department of Foreign Languages offers majors and minors for Liberal Arts and Teaching in French, German, and Spanish as well emphases in Business German and Business Spanish and a minor/certificate program in Spanish for the Health Professions. The Department is home to multidisciplinary programs in Latin American, Middle East, and Ancient Studies. It also offers a TESOL minor and a TEFL minor/certificate, a minor in Japanese, and at least two semesters of Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Hmong, Latin, and Russian, with other languages offered at study abroad sites. (More department info: )

Application Procedure

Materials required in pdf format:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita and graduate school transcript (unofficial transcripts acceptable)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy
  • Three current letters of recommendation

Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: UW-Eau Claire Careers. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login." Click the link to 'Foreign Languages: Assistant Professor of Chinese (Mandarin)--Job ID # 9260' and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

If you have application questions, please email .

The priority deadline for applications is October 25, 2013. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

Candidates must be able to be legally employed in the United States. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. The university reserves the right to contact additional references of our choice with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Applicants' names are subject to public release unless confidentiality has been requested in writing. Names of all finalists must be released upon request.

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Posted 9/19/2013