Assistant Teaching Professor

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Position type: Full-Time 9-Month
Department: 034300 - Classical & Modern Languages & Lit
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Faculty
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Position Function:

The Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Literatures (CMLL) at Mississippi State University seeks to hire a non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor of Chinese, to begin Fall 2023. The position is a professional career track with eventual possibility of promotion to associate teaching professor and teaching professor. Area of sub-specialization is open, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate-level courses in Chinese, from beginning to advanced language courses.

Salary Grade:  UC

For salary grade UC, these positions are "Unclassified" and salary ranges are determined by the hiring department.

 About Mississippi State University:

MSU is the state’s leading research university, a comprehensive institution serving over 23,000 students. Known for its campus beauty and its housing of the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, MSU is enhanced by robust relationships with the surrounding area and is recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the strength of its community engagement. A Southeastern Conference (SEC) founding member with a strong athletic heritage, MSU thrives on its land-grant mission to serve and inspire the people of Mississippi and proudly shelters chapters of Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, and other prestigious academic honor societies. Located in the growing city of Starkville, we are situated within a short drive of more than 120,000 acres of state and federal natural areas, with abundant opportunities for recreation.

Department Profile:

The Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures department has a dynamic program with an energetic and productive research and teaching faculty experienced in training high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students. The department offers a BA in Foreign Languages with concentrations in Asian Studies, Classics, French, German, and Spanish; an International Business Program (a joint BA in Foreign Languages and Business Administration); and an MA in Foreign Languages, with areas of study in French, German, and Spanish, offered through both face-to-face and online delivery. Other languages offered include Italian and Russian. The department has several study abroad program options for students in countries such as France, Germany, and Spain. Faculty have affiliations with the Shackouls Honor College, the Institute for the Humanities, Gender Studies, and African American Studies.

Area of Specialization:


Anticipated Appointment Date:

August 16, 2023

Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Instruction across sections of Mandarin Chinese typically with a 4/4 full-time teaching load. Summer teaching for additional pay may be available. Build and run a summer study abroad in China. Participate in curriculum development. Service duties to the department include organization and promotion of Chinese and Asian cultural activities, the direction of language clubs, and participation on departmental committees. Serve as one of the department's undergraduate advisors. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Chinese pedagogy or related fields from an accredited institution, teaching experience at the university level in North America.

Preferred Qualifications:

Directing or teaching in a summer study abroad in China.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English. Knowledge of communicative approach to language teaching and ability to implement that approach. Knowledge and skills of current classroom technology.

Instructions for Applying:

Applications must be made online at Please attach a cover letter that outlines relevant experience and education, a current CV, a copy of transcripts for graduate degree(s) and teaching portfolio including relevant documents such as a statement of teaching philosophy, course evaluations (if available) and a YouTube link to classroom teaching video and its lesson plan. Social Security number should be redacted prior to submitting transcripts online. A list of three references with the appropriate contact information is required.

Note: original transcripts for all degrees will be required upon employment. The position is a professional career track with eventual possibility of promotion to associate teaching professor and teaching professor.

Review of applications will begin Oct. 24 and will continue till the position is filled.

For further inquiries, please contact Dr. Fumiko Joo at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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