Visiting Lecturer or Visiting Assistant Professor: Chinese language — one year leave replacement position at Williams College

Temporary     •     Northern Berkshires     •     Posted 1 year ago     •     Required: Jedi Level experience     •     Postgraduate Degree     •     


Williams College's Logo

Williams College, Williamstown MA 01267. Applications are invited for a one-year leave replacement position in Chinese language for Spring 2023 and Fall 2023. The appointment begins in February 2023. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications, appointment will be made at the level of either visiting lecturer or visiting assistant professor. Teaching load will consist of two courses in Spring 2023 (February through May 2023) and two courses in Fall 2023 (September through December 2023). This is a full-time appointment. Salary is competitive and comes with full benefits.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check. Further information is available here: http://dean-faculty.williams.edu/prospective-faculty/background-check-policy/.


Minimum requirements include M.A. in Chinese language pedagogy, linguistics, literature or a related field (Ph.D. or ABD preferable). Candidates should have native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin, strong teaching experience at the college level, and ability to teach all levels of language courses either independently or collaboratively. Experience in team-teaching and teacher training preferred.

Application Instructions

Applications should include cover letter (please include a statement on how your teaching will serve a diverse student population), CV, three recommendation letters, two lesson plans (one at the first- or second-year level, and the other at the third- or fourth-year level), a four-minute audio recording of your teaching philosophy (two minutes in Chinese and two minutes in English) and if available, a 15-minute unedited, high-resolution video recording of the applicant teaching an actual class, accompanied by a detailed lesson plan. Please indicate the links to the audio and video recordings in a word document and upload all application materials to Interfolio (https://apply.interfolio.com/103054). Any questions about this position can be addressed to Professor Li Yu, Chair of the Department of Asian Languages, Literatures, and Cultures ([email protected]).

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio’s Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.


About Williams College

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Williams College is a liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on the academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the Williams College website (http://www.williams.edu). 

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive.

Find out more about Williams College on their website.

Apply for this job.

Job Application
Address (Auto-Fill may not work with all browsers.)
Maximum upload size: 5MB
Maximum upload size: 5MB