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Faculty in Chinese Language and Culture

Bard College at Simon’s Rock invites applications for a regular, full-time position in Chinese Language and Culture, beginning Fall 2021. Bard College at Simon’s Rock is a small, selective liberal arts college located in Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The College serves younger students eager to begin college early, with a freshman median age of 16. Bard Academy, our rigorous and creative high school program that opened in 2015, serves students at the 9th and 10th grade level. Regular faculty appointments at Bard College at Simon's Rock are for 3-, 4-, and subsequent 10-year contracts. Full-time faculty teaching load is 3/3 and our student-faculty ratio of 8:1 on average. For more about the Chinese program at Simon’s Rock, see the Chinese Program Overview. Simon’s Rock also has a significant institutional commitment to Asian Studies in multiple disciplines; see the Asian Studies Program Overview


Requirements for this position include a Ph.D. (ABD will be considered) in Chinese language, literature, linguistics, or a related field and a demonstrated ability to teach language and culture courses ranging from the introductory to the advanced undergraduate level. We seek faculty passionate about expanding educational opportunity and equity by bringing rigorous curricula to diverse student populations. A commitment to contributing to both our College and Academy curricula is essential, including our general education seminar courses. The successful applicant will bring an active research agenda and a commitment to growing the program and collaborating with other Asian Studies faculty.


Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, sample course syllabus, and the names and contact information for three references through the listing on

Simon’s Rock is AA/EOE, and we encourage applications from candidates of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and socioeconomic levels. Employment is contingent on successful completion of background check. Review of applications begins immediately, and will continue until the position is filled.