Assistant Professor of Chinese

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The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures (ALL) at Pomona College, which consists of a Chinese and Japanese Program, invites applications for a tenure-track position in either modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture or Chinese linguistics to begin July 2023. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. This position carries a 2/2 teaching load, including three language courses and a course taught in English in the candidate’s area of specialization.

Please upload the following application materials to AcademicJobsOnline.

(a) letter of application describing research and teaching interests, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) graduate transcript(s), (d) three brief statements – one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship including your future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, (e) teaching evaluations, and (f) three letters of recommendation. Please address queries other than applications to the search committee chair, Feng Xiao (feng.xiao@pomona.edu). Priority will be given to applications received by October 2, 2022 (PST), at which time review of applicant files will begin; applications may be accepted until the position is filled.

Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1700 students, all undergraduates. We seek to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality faculty and are committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We value candidates who have experience working with students from varying backgrounds and who are able to demonstrate a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students through their teaching, scholarship, and service.

Pomona College, located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, is the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, which also include Claremont McKenna, Scripps, Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, Claremont Graduate University, and Keck Graduate Institute. Collectively, the Claremont Colleges constitute an academic community of approximately 9,000 students. As a result, Pomona students enjoy both the personalized instruction and close faculty-student interactions afforded by a small liberal arts college as well as the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities. In collaboration with the Claremont Colleges Consortium, Pomona College offers a variety of professional development, mentorship, and networking opportunities for faculty including the opportunity for entering assistant professors to apply for a fully funded leave in their fourth year at the College.