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USA – Assistant Professor of Chinese Language, History, and Culture

Position overview

College of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of Chinese Language, History, and Culture

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Lenoir-Rhyne University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese Language, History, and Culture, beginning in the Fall of 2021. We seek an educator and scholar qualified to teach Mandarin, and to develop courses on the histories, and (for example) the comparative literatures, politics, and cultures of Chinese peoples and regions, as well as those significantly impacted by Chinese peoples. The focus of the position is therefore explicitly postcolonial (in any region or era), and we welcome applications by scholars interested in indigeneity, hybridity, resistance, and diasporas. We welcome candidates who will bring unique experience, expertise, and commitments to the position.

It is our expectation that the contours of the position will grow around the successful candidate in a new College committed to innovative collaboration in teaching, scholarship, and activism. The successful applicant will either hold a Ph.D. or be an advanced ABD.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences strives to be a reputable and distinctive home for scholarly and vocational transformation for service in the world, built around and upon a complex and inclusive company of colleagues. We are committed to educating our students in the traditions of the Liberal Arts for lives of meaningful service in a diverse and composite world. Persons whose background, experience, philosophy, and practice align with these goals are especially encouraged to apply.

While completing the electronic application process (required), candidates will be prompted to submit a Letter of Application, a Curriculum Vitae, three letters of reference, and a Statement of Philosophy of Teaching and Scholarship. The application letter should discuss specifically how one’s professional experiences and perspectives relate to the needs of the position and of Lenoir-Rhyne University. (The University’s mission, vision, values, and common learning goals may be reviewed at: To ensure full review, completed applications must be submitted by March 1, 2021, and the search will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any queries about the position, the College, or Lenoir-Rhyne, to

Founded in 1891, Lenoir-Rhyne University is a co-educational, private liberal arts institution with more than 50 undergraduate degree programs and over 30 graduate degree programs. LR enrolls more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students and has had 11 consecutive years of enrollment growth. LR’s main campus is in Hickory, North Carolina, where both undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered. The University also offers graduate degree programs on its campuses in Asheville, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina. The Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary is also in Columbia. LR is affiliated with the North Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and welcomes students from all religious backgrounds.


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