Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Chinese
Job Description Summary
The Department of Modern Languages at Bentley University-an
independent, private business-oriented university located in
suburban Boston-invites applications for a tenure track Assistant
Professor position in Chinese Language and Culture, to begin in
Bentley University is committed to the teacher-scholar model where
teaching, scholarship, and service are expected and valued. In
addition to a variety of language electives, the Modern Languages
Department offers the Language, Culture, and Business (LCB) major,
with specialization in the languages taught, including Chinese; as
well as language minors (Chinese, French, Italian, Spanish), and
Spanish for Business. The Department actively engages with students
outside the classroom through the Center for Language and
International Collaboration (CLIC) . We also work closely with the
Office of International Education .
The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to foreign
language teaching, show evidence of scholarly excellence and
recently published output, possess native or near-native fluency in
Chinese, and hold a Ph.D. We seek a candidate who specializes in
Chinese linguistics, second language acquisition, pedagogy, or
Contemporary Chinese Culture and will focus on applying the latest
research to coordinating and enhancing our Chinese program,
especially Chinese for Business.
Criteria for selection include a) evidence of Chinese language
teaching excellence and innovation at all levels (beginning through
advanced); b) evidence of impactful scholarship; and c) native or
near-native linguistic proficiency.
Ph.D. in Chinese linguistics, applied linguistics, language
pedagogy, culture, or a related field by the time of appointment.
Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda and a deep
commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level,
including Language for the Professions. Appointment is expected to
be at the rank of Assistant Professor. Exceptionally qualified
candidates may be considered for appointment at the rank of
Associate Professor. Candidates must be eager to work in a
department with a tradition of teamwork, teaching, advising, and
service. Candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in
Mandarin and English and be willing to teach both Chinese language
and cultures courses in English and in Chinese.
Ability to teach an additional language.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, candidates should submit the following as
part of the application:
- Cover letter indicating why the candidate is a good fit at
Bentley and its Modern Languages department.
- Curriculum Vitae, including the names of three recommenders
(one of whom should be able to speak to the applicant's background
in language pedagogy). Names and contact information for references
are required upon application. Candidates who are selected for
initial interviews will be required to submit a statement of
teaching philosophy and pedagogical approach.
- Diversity Statement: The diversity statement should be
one-to-two pages and speak to your experience with diversity (i.e.,
gender, race, ethnicity, age, religious or other backgrounds)
and/or inclusion (all members of an organization are valued,
respected, and have influence) and how it relates to your research,
teaching or service. Bentley University recognizes that your
individual exposure to diversity is a function of your background.
We value those from relatively homogenous cultural contexts as well
as those from diverse cultural contexts, whether in the U.S. or
internationally, where diversity may take on different forms.
For additional information about this position, please contact the
Chair of the Modern Languages Department Christian Rubio
For best consideration, please apply by November 1.
Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that
welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values
differences and views them as a strength in our community.
Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building
strength through diversity. The University is committed to building
a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the
diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications
from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with
disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences