Assistant Professor in Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages

Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters

Assistant Professor-FixedTerm

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Arts And Letters
Department: Linguistics,Germ,Slavic,Asian,Afr Lang 10004543
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Union

Working/Functional Title

Inst/Ast Professor of Chinese Studies

Position Summary

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages of Michigan State University invites applications for a nine-month fixed-term position in Chinese with the possibility of renewal at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2021. Specialization open. The teaching load is six courses a year, typically one language class and two integrative studies courses per semester, including one larger lecture course that involves TA supervision.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

The successful candidate will have expertise in Chinese cultural studies in a global context and will teach undergraduate culture and language courses in the Chinese Program and general education courses in Integrative Studies in the Arts and Humanities ( Qualifications include undergraduate teaching experience in Chinese studies (language, literature, film, and/or other aspects of culture) and native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English.

Desired Qualifications

A PhD in Chinese or a related field is highly preferred. Experience in teaching Asian cultures beyond Chinese culture is desirable.

Required Application Materials

Qualified applicants should submit:

  1. a current vitae,
  2. a letter of application that includes a discussion of your teaching philosophy and highlights your alignment with some of our desired qualifications,
  3. a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or faculty, and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence, and
  4. names and email addresses of three references.

Special Instructions

Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, Queries may be addressed to Professor Tze-lan Sang (, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-302 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

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Department Statement

The College of Arts & Letters promotes an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse voices and perspectives among its members in order to achieve true excellence. The College of Arts & Letters is interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans and persons with disabilities.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Feb 22, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 22, 2023 Eastern Standard Time