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Academic Position Announced at U of Oklahoma

*Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Chinese Pedagogy and Applied Linguistics

The University of Oklahoma announces a position at the level of advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Chinese Pedagogy and Applied Linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a native or near-native command of both Mandarin and English, and a demonstrable commitment to research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year in Chinese language and culture. The position will be tenure-track or tenured, depending upon qualifications. Salary is competitive. The appointment will begin August 16, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Seattle.


The successful applicant will join a diverse and interdisciplinary faculty in Chinese Studies, spanning several academic units. The University of Oklahoma offers both a major and minor in Chinese and is home to the Institute for U.S.-China Issues, the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, the OU Confucius Institute, the internationally recognized journals World Literature Today and Chinese Literature Today, a book series in contemporary Chinese literature, and extensive databases of Chinese language journals and newspapers.

Applicants should send a letter of application with a statement of research and teaching interests, a complete curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to Hester Baer, Chinese Search Committee Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent directly by recommenders to the search committee chair. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011, and will continue until the position has been filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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