Faculty Positions at the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University
Established in 1928, National Taiwan University is a leading research university in Asia with over 30,000 students. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (DFLL) welcomes applications for the following faculty positions.
I. General requirements (see also specific requirements under each track): Minimum requirements include a PhD in a related field, a strong publication record and university-level teaching experience. NTU is a research institution; faculty are expected to pursue national grants and publish in top-tier journals. All full-time faculty members teach at least one DFLL service course such as writing, conversation, and (if applicable) Freshman English, and are free to design their own syllabi for service courses as well as undergraduate and graduate electives. Faculty may direct theses and serve on various university and department committees. Some knowledge of Chinese and experience in teaching in a Chinese-speaking environment is a plus.
Track One—German. One full-time position in the following fields:
- Teaching German as a Foreign Language
- Related fields in German Linguistics or German Literature
Track Two—Russian. One full-time position in the following fields:
- Teaching Russian as a Foreign Language
- Related fields in Russian Literature or Russian Linguistics
Track Three—French. One full-time position. The successful candidates must:
- have a PhD in Teaching French as a Foreign Language or a related field, such as French Linguistics or French Literature.
- have experience of teaching French as a Foreign Language.
Track Four—Early American Literature. One full-time position preferably in the following fields:
- Colonial and Early National American Literature, Indigenous/Native American Studies, Early African American Literature, or/and Transatlantic/Hemispheric Studies
Track Five—Classics. One full-time position. The successful candidates must:
- have a PhD in Classics or a related field. Area of specialization is open; however, we are especially interested in all subfields of Greek and Latin literary studies.
- offer an undergraduate course “Introduction to Western Literature”.
- have experience teaching Ancient Greek or Latin.
Track Six—Chinese-English and English-Chinese Translation/Interpreting. One full-time position. The successful candidate must:
- have a PhD in Translation, Conference Interpreting, Translation and Interpreting or a related field.
- have research publications in journals listed in the Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), THCI Core or international peer-reviewed journals.
- preferably have experience of teaching undergraduate courses related to Translation and Interpreting.
- preferably have experience of implementing MOST-funded research projects as the principal investigator.
III. Salary and Ranks:
Salaries are set by the R.O.C. Ministry of Education. The regular teaching load is 7 hours per week for full professors, and 8 for associate and assistant professors; assistant professors are granted a course reduction for the first three years, so the starting course load is 2:2. Other benefits include merit pay, startup funds, family health insurance, research grants and awards (on a competitive basis), teaching and research assistants, and subsidized university housing (subject to availability).
IV. Application Deadline and General Information:
Appointments begin on August 1, 2022. All applicants must email a completed application form (available at https://reurl.cc/1Yg3pG) together with a cover letter (2 pages max), a CV, a list of publications, and a link to a 15-minute video on your past and future research interests to email@example.com by 5:00 pm, August 18, 2021, local time for initial screening.
Successful candidates will be asked to provide a substantial dossier, two letters of reference, and other credentials for further evaluation. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed. All information provided will be treated with strict confidentiality. We apologize for not being able to return application materials. DFLL appointments are made on a non-discriminatory basis. The department is committed to creating a diverse environment.
International applicants must comply with local labor laws and meet immigration requirements. Other college and university regulations may apply. Please direct inquiries to Ms. Wen-lin Hsueh (firstname.lastname@example.org). This announcement and other information about our department are also available at http://www.forex.ntu.edu.tw.
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