LINGUIST List 29.3829

Thu Oct 04 2018

Jobs: Chinese, Mandarin; Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, West Virginia University

Editor for this issue: Becca Morris <>

Date: 02-Oct-2018
From: Manal AlNatour <>
Subject: Chinese, Mandarin; Applied Linguistics: Rank Open, West Virginia University, USA
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University or Organization: West Virginia University
Department: Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Job Location: West Virginia, USA
Web Address:
Job Title: Open Rank Faculty Position - Chinese Studies

Job Rank: Rank Open

Specialty Areas: Applied Linguistics

Required Language(s): Chinese, Mandarin (cmn)


The West Virginia University Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 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. 

This position, which is based on a nine-month contract, requires demonstrated excellence in university-level teaching with abilities in coordination and/or program administration; a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chinese, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field; ability to maintain an active research program; and excellent communication skills in both English and Chinese. 
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.
WVU is a comprehensive land-grant university that enrolls 29,000 students. It is classified as “highest research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation. The Morgantown campus is situated along the Monongahela River and Rail Trail is within easy traveling distance of Washington, D.C. to the east, Pittsburgh, PA., to the north, and Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, to the west. Morgantown is a safe, inclusive, and family-friendly community. WVU provides faculty members with a supportive environment for developing a visible and productive career. WVU also offers a Dual Career Program to assist partners in their career transition and job search, and belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (
To apply, please visit the application link provided below and upload:
- A letter of application outlining your interest in, and qualifications for, the position;
- Your curriculum vitae; 
- A teaching and mentoring philosophy;
- A professional, single-authored writing sample;
- Teaching evaluations from two classes; and
- Graduate transcript(s) (unofficial is acceptable). 

In addition, have at least three professional recommendation letters sent to Additional materials might be requested of finalists. Applications will be processed until the position is filled but those received by November 12, 2018, will receive priority consideration. For further information, contact Manal AlNatour, chair of the search committee,
WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Application Deadline: 07-Dec-2018

Web Address for Applications:
Contact Information:
Dr. Manal AlNatour

Page Updated: 04-Oct-2018