Job Opening: Rhodes College


The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes College invites applications for a one-year Assistant Professor/Instructor, full-time position in Chinese to begin August 2016. The successful applicant must possess a firm commitment to teaching at a liberal arts college. Duties of the position include teaching courses at all levels of the undergraduate Chinese curriculum. Teaching load for this position is six courses. PhD preferred. Specialization open. Preference will be given to candidates who have extensive teaching experience in language at all levels and in literature, film, or cultural studies. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese required. Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States.

Founded in 1848, Rhodes College is a highly selective, private, residential, undergraduate college, located in Memphis, Tennessee. We aspire to graduate students with a lifelong passion for learning, a compassion for others, and the ability to translate academic study and personal concern into effective leadership and action in their communities and the world. We encourage applications from candidates interested in helping us achieve this vision.

Rhodes College values an inclusive and welcoming environment. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity ( in the workforce.

Memphis has a metropolitan population of over one million and provides multiple opportunities for research and for cultural and recreational activities (

Please apply online at Only online applications will be accepted. A complete application includes a letter of application, a vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, course evaluations, and at least 3 letters of recommendation.

Please address in your cover letter your interest in teaching at a liberal arts college and how your experiences with teaching, scholarship, and/or service might contribute to a college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Review of completed applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. The online application system will solicit letters of recommendation electronically from the candidate's recommenders once their contact information has been entered by the candidate and the search committee requests them. Background checks are required before candidates can be brought to campus for interviews.