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Visiting Assistant Professor / Adjunct Visiting Assistant Professor, Chinese Language

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: East Asian Studies

The Bucknell University Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for a one-semester, entry-level replacement position for the fall term 2018 as either a Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese language or an Adjunct Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese language. Teaching responsibilities include either three language courses (full-time) or two language courses (adjunct). Specific courses offered will depend upon departmental needs. An MA, ABD, or Ph.D. is required. Teaching experience is highly favored. Candidates must be able to speak English effectively and have native or near-native command of Chinese, with standard pronunciation.

To apply, please submit cover letter (stating your interest in the full-time position or adjunct position); C.V.; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak specifically about language teaching; and teaching evaluations (if available). Applications will only be accepted online through Bucknell's career center (careers.bucknell.edu). E-mail submissions will not be considered; however, specific questions about the search may be directed to Erik R. Lofgren, Chair, East Asian Studies Department at <elofgren@bucknell.edu>. Review of applications will begin 5 March 2018 and continue until the position has been filled.

Bucknell is a highly selective, predominately undergraduate, private university with approximately 3,400 students enrolled in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences, Engineering, and Management. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Thus, we seek candidates who are committed to Bucknell’s efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body, and welcome applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Bucknell University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities.

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is a undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of students. Student life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.

The Community

Lewisburg is located in central Pennsylvania, and features restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District (LASD) receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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