The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics ( https://worldlanguages.wvu.edu/ ) at West Virginia University invites applications for a Teaching Assistant Professor position in Chinese Studies beginning January 1, 2020. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of our undergraduate program in Chinese Studies, including the teaching of traditional and online language and content classes.
This position is a nine-month, full-time, non-tenure track, renewable term appointment with no limit on the number of terms. Teaching Assistant Professors receive full benefits and are eligible for promotion.
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 offer B.A. degrees in a range of programs, including French, German Studies, Spanish, Chinese Studies, and Russian Studies, and minors in these areas as well as 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 and within 10 miles of Cooper's Rock State Forest, and 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 ( https://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv ).
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship, offers high quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU is located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America, with divisional campuses in Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg, and Montgomery. WVU is a Research University (Highest Research Activity) and ranks among the top 100 public universities in the nation, including a top 15 ranking in most affordable tuition for out-of-state students. WVU offers 184 degrees throughout the 15 colleges and schools within the university. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy, and forensics. There are more than 32,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide who are pioneering, passionate, innovative, tireless and caring.