Assistant Professor of Chinese Language, History, and Culture

Lenoir-Rhyne University
North Carolina, United States
Competitive Salary
Feb 03, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lenoir-Rhyne University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese Language, History, and Culture, beginning in the Fall of 2021. We seek an educator and scholar qualified to teach Mandarin, and to develop courses on the histories, and (for example) the comparative literatures, politics, and cultures of Chinese peoples and regions, as well as those significantly impacted by Chinese peoples. The focus of the position is therefore explicitly postcolonial (in any region or era), and we welcome applications by scholars interested in indigeneity, hybridity, resistance, and diasporas. We welcome candidates who will bring unique experience, expertise, and commitments to the position. 

It is our expectation that the contours of the position will grow around the successful candidate in a new College committed to innovative collaboration in teaching, scholarship, and activism. The successful applicant will either hold a Ph.D. or be an advanced ABD.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences strives to be a reputable and distinctive home for scholarly and vocational transformation for service in the world, built around and upon a complex and inclusive company of colleagues. We are committed to educating our students in the traditions of the Liberal Arts for lives of meaningful service in a diverse and composite world. Persons whose background, experience, philosophy, and practice align with these goals are especially encouraged to apply. 

Please submit a cover letter, vita, a statement on your philosophy of teaching and scholarship, and three letters of reference to LR's employment page. Please direct any queries about the position, the College, or Lenoir-Rhyne, to

 Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private comprehensive liberal arts institution founded in 1891, with its traditional campus located in Hickory, North Carolina, a town of over 40,000, and additional campuses in Asheville and Columbia, SC. Situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lenoir-Rhyne is about an hour drive from Charlotte, Winston-Salem, and/or Asheville. By combining the liberal arts with professional studies, the University joins a rich foundation in the arts, humanities, social sciences, languages, religion, and natural sciences with over 50 undergraduate majors and over 25 master’s degree programs. With record enrollments each of the last eight years, the institution now enrolls over 2500 students at its three locales, and it anticipates continued managed enrollment growth over the coming years as it expands upon its mission. In pursuit of the development of the whole person, Lenoir-Rhyne University seeks to liberate mind and spirit, clarify personal faith, foster physical wholeness, build a sense of community, and promote responsible leadership for service in the world. Affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), Lenoir-Rhyne promotes a diverse campus open to people from all religious backgrounds. It is an EOE/AA employer under all applicable civil rights laws. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.