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Assistant/Associate Professor, East Asian Studies, University of Arizona

Review Begins On: December 1, 2015

Apply for the Position: Please click the “Apply for this job” link at <https://uacareers.com/postings/6043>

Description:

As part of a university-wide cluster hire initiative, the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona seeks an Associate or advanced Assistant Professor in digital intercultural communication in Chinese or Korean languages. The ideal candidate will have an established and active research agenda focusing on telecollaboration, intercultural/cultural (mis)communication, social media/digital culture, digital literacy (or multiliteracies), technology enhanced language learning, digital humanities, or other areas in which digital intercultural communication in Chinese or Korean occurs. Experience in developing and writing grants in the candidate’s research areas is highly desirable.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

• Teach courses in second language acquisition, intercultural communication and other areas in the candidate’s specialization in the interdisciplinary Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT) program and the Department of East Asian Studies, and partnering with colleagues across campus in the Colleges of Humanities, Education and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
• Teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students including those from underrepresented backgrounds.
• Participate in outreach and contribute to departmental, college, and university service.
• Help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners.
• Develop and maintain research in area of assignment.

Minimum Qualifications:

• PhD in Chinese or Korean linguistics or a related field (e.g., technology studies, history of science, anthropology/sociology, communications, or education).

Preferred Qualifications 

• An established and active research agenda focusing on telecollaboration, intercultural/cultural (mis)communication, social media/digital culture, digital literacy (or multiliteracies), technology enhanced language learning, digital humanities, or other areas in which digital intercultural communication in Chinese or Korean occurs.

• Experience in developing and writing grants in the candidate’s research areas is highly desirable.

Start Date: August 15, 2016

Review Begins On:December 1, 2015

Documents Needed to Apply:

• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Statement of Teaching Philosophy
• Statement of Research Interests
• Sample of Publications

Please note: You will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references within your application. The three professional references that you list will receive an email upon the successful submission of your application. This email will ask your references to provide a letter of reference for you.

To apply for the position, please click the “Apply for this job” link at <https://uacareers.com/postings/6043>  

For questions, please contact

Clarity White
Human Resources Coordinator
School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Learning Services Bldg., 228
1512 E 1st Street
P.O. Box 210105
Tucson, AZ 85721-0105
Ph: (520) 621-4055
Fax: (520) 621-3678
Email: clarityw@email.arizona.edu