Assistant Professor of Chinese. The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Lafayette College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in Chinese at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Area of specialization open.  The appointment will begin July 1, 2019.  The teaching load is 2/2 in the first year, 3/2 thereafter.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels of the undergraduate Chinese program and in Lafayette’s core curriculum.  Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English is required.  The ability to teach interdisciplinary courses is a plus.  We encourage applications from candidates with a proven record of published and ongoing scholarship and a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience demonstrating a strong commitment to curricular development, pedagogical innovation, and the use of technology.  Ph.D. required at time of interview. As part of your letter, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring and/or community service support Lafayette’s commitment to diversity and inclusion as articulated in the college’s diversity statement (

To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation through at  Applications will be accepted until December 1st, 2018.  Inquiries can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Michelle Geoffrion-Vinci (

Located within 70 miles of New York and Philadelphia, Lafayette College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts and engineering institution with significant resources to support faculty members in their teaching and scholarship. Lafayette College is committed to creating a diverse community, one that is inclusive and responsive, and is supportive of each and all of its faculty, students, and staff.  All members of the College community share a responsibility for creating, maintaining, and developing a learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and inclusiveness is practiced.  Lafayette College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.