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Assistant Professor of Chinese (Tenure-Track)


United States Naval Academy, Languages and Cultures Department


Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. 


The United States Naval Academy is a unique institution of higher learning located in desirable Annapolis, Maryland.  As an historic officer accession program and premier undergraduate college, the United States Naval Academy has its own distinctive niche amongst American educational institutions. Our talented faculty and staff are united by one common purpose--to develop the next generation of leaders for naval service. In order to deliver on this promise to our nation, we recruit from all segments of society to find faculty, instructors, and support staff who model the highest professional standards.

The United States Naval Academy is committed to building a diverse workforce who collaborate to provide a multi-disciplinary and hands-on approach to student learning and leadership development.  We believe that individuals from diverse backgrounds strengthen our programs and positively impact student success. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for consideration.

Every year more than one million people tour "the Yard" to experience what our employees already know — the United States Naval Academy is a special place, with a special purpose. Those selected for employment will find challenging and rewarding work; state-of-the-art facilities which inspire academic and athletic excellence; the benefits of Federal employment; and exceptional quality-of-life.


The Languages and Cultures Department invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Chinese (tenure-track) beginning in the Fall Semester of 2022. USNA is a service academy and top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to faculty excellence in teaching and research. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to producing quality peer-reviewed research. The research specialization is open, but expertise in Chinese literature, art and architecture, or cultural studies (women’s and gender studies, media and film studies, etc.) is strongly preferred. Candidates should be able to teach Chinese language courses across all levels, as well as advanced courses in their areas of expertise. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach Chinese language and culture across all levels of proficiency.
  • Carry out a vigorous research agenda resulting in quality peer-reviewed publications.
  • Collaborate with other faculty in support of the departmental and institutional educational mission.

This is a 10-month federal excepted service position.  Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.



  • Ph.D. in Chinese, preferably in literature, art and architecture, or cultural studies (women’s and gender studies, media and film studies, etc.). Anticipated completion of Ph.D. no later than June 2022 is acceptable.
  • Native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English.
  • Experience in college-level Chinese language instruction.


  • The Languages and Cultures Department seeks teacher-scholars who are committed to inclusive pedagogy and either are committed to or have experience working with a diverse student body and faculty. 


  1. Applicants should send a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy and research agenda, a link to a 15-minute video teaching demo, and a curriculum vitae to Professor Robert S. Stone, Chair, Languages and Cultures Department, at  
  2. Applicants should also arrange to have three references addressing both teaching and research abilities sent to the same email address.  


  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement. Further information can be found at:
    • Please indicate in your application materials if you do or do not acknowledge and understand this requirement.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning 16 October 2021 but the position will remain open until filled. 


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exception is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.

  • All Civilian Faculty Positions at USNA are subject to a background investigation. The selected candidate will be subject to a security investigation leading to successful completion of a background investigation with a favorable adjudication. The selectee's failure to meet this requirement will be grounds for termination.  More information about the background investigation process can be found at the Academic Dean and Provost’s website here


Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests.  The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

Submit a Demographic Information on Applicants Form to Your responses will not be shared with the panel rating the applications or to the official making the selection for this position

Announcement: LC-21-22-1

The U.S. Naval Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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