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WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures – Assistant or Associate.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty appointment in premodern Chinese Literature at the rank of Assistant or Associate to begin in the fall semester of 2018. A Ph.D. in Chinese Literature or a closely related field at the time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English are required.  The successful candidate should also be willing to contribute to any of the following programs: East Asian Studies, Film and Media Studies, Performing Arts, Comparative Literature, Women and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religious Studies, and the university’s growing interest in digital humanities, medical humanities, and Asian-American Studies.  Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate commitment to teaching and research in Chinese language and literature/culture. Duties will include teaching assigned courses at the graduate and undergraduate level (normally two per semester), maintaining an active research and publishing program, and advising students. Candidates for the rank of tenured Associate Professor must have a proven record of excellence in teaching, research, and contributions to the field. Duties will include, in addition to those stated above, departmental and university service.

Applications must include a cover letter, current CV, at least two syllabi of proposed undergraduate courses, a research statement for the year of appointment (up to 1,500 words), and a writing sample (no longer than 30 pages).  These materials must be uploaded to the HR website (jobs.wustl.edu; #37619). Three letters of reference should be emailed directly by the referees to Search Committee Chair, Professor Rebecca Copeland, at ealc@wustl.edu

Applications received before November 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee.

Please note: In order to attach materials to your application, you must EXIT the Wash U jobs site then log back in with your established username and password. Click on “Applications” then “Add Attachment” to upload your application materials.

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Krystel Mowery
Administrative Assistant
Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures
East Asian Studies Program
Washington University in St. Louis

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