UC San Diego postdocs

UC San Diego Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows

Two combined Postdoctoral/Lecturer (50/50) positions emphasizing new directions in language learning and language instruction research in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego are available beginning July 2019. Initial appointments will be for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and funding availability. We encourage applicants who can combine their primary expertise in language pedagogy, language-learning in digitally mediated environments, technology-enhanced (TE) language course design with competences in cultural studies, cognitive science, translation studies, linguistics or related fields. Ethnographic approaches to language learning and language research are also welcome. Salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

Candidates must have the ability to contribute to important departmental foci, such as translation, the study of language through literature, and L2 pedagogy in the fields of Ancient Greek, Italian, Latin, Russian, Chinese, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or Indigenous languages. Continue reading

Translators needed

Dear List Members,

We are looking for some more scholars to translate introductory notes and footnotes from English to Chinese. The book is on traditional Chinese literature, and it is in English. We are working on a Chinese version of the book. If you would like to contribute, for each passage, you need to help find the original Chinese text according to the original Chinese title and the English translation, and then translate the English introductory notes and footnotes into Chinese. If you are interested in the project, please contact me at Liyan.Shen@outlook.com for more information.

Liyan Shen

U of Manitoba history position

The University of Manitoba is hiring at the assistant professor level in Asian History. Area of specialization is open (any region, period or scholarly specialization, excluding sole focus on Modern China). The full posting is attached. The deadline for applications is January 4, 2019.

Anyone with questions about the History or Asian Studies departments at University of Manitoba, or UM more generally can contact me.

Tina Chen tina.chen@umanitoba.ca
History, University of Manitoba

The Department of History at the University of Manitoba invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Asian History. Applications are invited from specialists in any region, period or scholarly specialization, excluding sole focus on Modern China. The person appointed would be able to teach thematic and/or nation-based courses in Asian history in her/his/their area of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate level. The successful candidate must also have a demonstrated willingness and ability to teach introductory courses. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory level courses in Asian Civilization, as well as the possibility of introductory courses in World History. Continue reading

USC Pre-Modern Studies position

Full Professor of Pre-Modern Studies

The Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenured position in pre-modern (pre-1500) studies. The search is at the rank of Professor, and applications from all humanities disciplines are welcome. The successful candidate will bring a distinguished record of innovative research and publication, a record of leadership in the field, and must hold a Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field of study. Experience in organizing research initiatives, institutes, or centers is preferable. We expect that the successful candidate will take a leading role in the establishment of a new center for the study of the pre-modern world.

Interested candidates should provide a letter of application and a curriculum vitae. Application materials must be combined into and uploaded as one PDF document. In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/full-professor-of-pre-modern-studies/1209/10236329 . Applications will begin to be reviewed on January 15, but the position will remain open until filled. Inquiries may be directed to the search chair, Professor Lisa Bitel (bitel@usc.edu).

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

Posted by: Brian Bernards <bernards@usc.edu>

Wittenberg position

Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor, Languages (Chinese)
Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH

About Wittenberg University:

Founded in 1845, Wittenberg is a nationally ranked, private, liberal arts college related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and has an enrollment of about 1,800 students. Wittenberg enjoys a national reputation for excellent academic standards and is widely known for its friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Wittenberg has an exceptional staff and award-winning faculty who share a commitment to undergraduate teaching, research, and development of students into successful global citizens. Situated on 100 acres of rolling hills in Springfield Ohio, Wittenberg is easily accessible from Columbus, Dayton and Cincinnati.  For more information about the institution, please visit our web page at www.wittenberg.edu. Continue reading

Cambridge position


The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Cambridge seeks to appoint a University Lecturer in any field relating to Late Imperial China (Ming/Qing China). Applications from scholars working in any specialist research field in the study of Late Imperial China are invited to apply, but special consideration may be given to candidates with research and teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: art history, visuality, drama, environmental studies, material culture, religion, and literature.

The successful candidate will normally hold a PhD in China Studies or a related discipline and will have a record of, or clear potential for, outstanding research. The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Engage in high-level research, publish in their specialist field as well as seek opportunities to win external funding for that research,
  • Offer teaching and supervision on one or more of the undergraduate and postgraduate courses that are taught in the Department of East Asian Studies (including on literary Chinese) and in the School of Arts and Humanities;
  • Contribute to the growth of their specialist field and China Studies more generally;
  • Assist with running the Department’s various programmes, including by organizing seminars, conferences, and outreach and impact activities as well as by shouldering appropriate administrative burdens.

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Digital China Fellow

Digital China Fellow (Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies)

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies is recruiting a Digital China Fellow to help lead work on our China Digital Scholarship/Digital Humanities projects. Through their own research and support for the research of other faculty and students, the Digital China Fellow will help define and implement future directions for Digital Scholarship on China at Harvard. Her/his work will be ideally divided into the following areas, although flexibility is possible, and indeed probably necessary, based on the skill set of the Fellow. Please note that this position is currently funded for two years. An extension is possible, but dependent on future potential funding sources.

  • Provide support for faculty and students using digital tools and methods to conduct research on China. This will involve delivering workshops for the Harvard community on digital research methods, holding office hours to provide assistance for faculty and students using digital tools in their work, proactively reaching out to faculty, and otherwise providing research support services. Continue reading

Hou Family Fellowship

Hou Family Fellowship (Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies)

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2019-20 competition for the Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Harvard for at least one semester (five months), between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020. A longer period of residence up to the full year is encouraged.

Applications are welcome from recent Ph.D.s in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan. Please note that the Fairbank Center is only accepting applications from North America-based scholars; a separate search committee in Taiwan will review local applications.

A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese and/or Taiwanese is required.

Applicants with Ph.D.s may not be more than 5 years beyond its receipt at the start of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree candidates and recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.

Total stipend for one year: $35,000, plus $3,000 for research support.

For program and application details, please see:


Application deadline: March 1, 2019

Posted by: Nick Drake ndrake@fas.harvard.edu

Michigan State position

Source: http://careers.msu.edu/cw/en-us/job/500310/instast-professorfixed-term
Department: Linguistics, Germ, Slavic, Asian, Afr Lang, Michigan State University
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing, Michigan
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Faculty, Education/Training, Union

Working/Functional Title: Inst/Ast Professor of Chinese Studies

Position Summary
The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages of Michigan State University invites applications for a nine-month fixed-term position in Chinese with the possibility of renewal at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, beginning August 16, 2019. Specialization open. The teaching load is six courses a year, typically one language class and two integrative studies courses per semester, including one larger lecture course that involves TA supervision.

Required Degree: Doctorate Continue reading

Grinnell one-year position


The Department of Chinese and Japanese invites applications for a one-year appointment in Chinese language and literature beginning Fall 2019. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: Chinese languages at all levels, Chinese literature and culture, Chinese linguistics, Chinese pedagogy, or second language acquisition.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by December 31, 2018. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Jin Feng, at [ChineseSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-3070. Continue reading

UMBC position


The Department of Media and Communication Studies (MCS) at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in global/transnational media and communication beginning in August 2019.

We seek an interdisciplinary scholar with demonstrated excellence in teaching core media and communication studies courses at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate should have an active research agenda in global/transnational contexts and specialize in areas that augment our existing faculty expertise. We especially invite candidates who have a strong commitment to and experience in supporting a diverse student body. The teaching load is 2/3. Other responsibilities include student advising and service to the Department, College, and University community. Continue reading

William and Mary position–reminder

Reminder: The review date will begin on 3 November 2018.

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in premodern Chinese literature and culture. This scholar would work primarily on Chinese literature and culture before the Qing period (1644–1911). The applicant is expected to establish and maintain an active research program.

Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will possess the skills to teach current course offerings, such as Survey of Traditional Chinese Literature in English and Art of Chinese Poetry. He or she can develop new courses in the area of premodern Chinese literature and culture under the existing course titles, such as Freshman Seminar; Introduction to Chinese Cultural Studies; Topics (or Advanced Topics) in Chinese Language, Civilization, or Literature; and Advanced Seminar.  Candidates should also be able to teach courses in Mandarin Chinese at all levels as needed. Opportunities exist to contribute to our dynamic new general education curriculum (https://www.wm.edu/as/undergraduate/coll/index.php) and interdisciplinary programs such as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Continue reading

Manchester position

Dear Colleagues:

I would like to point your attention to the following job advert at The University of Manchester.

Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Chinese Cultural Studies, which is tenable from 1 September 2019.

You must have a PhD(or equivalent)  (awarded) in a relevant field, publications in peer-reviewed and internationally recognized journals, and demonstrable teaching experience in Chinese cultural studies at university level. Your research may focus on any aspect of early modern, modern, or contemporary Chinese culture. Some experience with virtual learning environments and in developing online teaching materials would be desirable. You must be fluent in English and Mandarin. You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to empathize with students.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit. Continue reading

Williams visiting position

The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time one-year leave replacement position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese beginning in the Fall of 2019. The teaching load for this position is 5 courses per year. Qualifications include Ph.D. (ABD acceptable) in Chinese literature, linguistics, second language acquisition, cultural studies or a related field; native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English; strong teaching experience at the college level; and ability to teach all levels of Chinese language including advanced language courses, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

Application should include a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus for one course to be taught in English and one course to be taught in Chinese, and three recommendation letters. In the cover letter, we ask you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. These materials should be submitted at http://apply.interfolio.com/56847 by January 21, 2019. For questions about this position, please contact Professor Sam Crane, (scrane@williams.edu), Chair of the Department of Asian Studies. Continue reading

Looking for translator for Wa Lan’s poetry


The mainland Chinese poet Wa Lan (born in Sichuan; approx 55-60 years old) is interested in finding someone who would be willing to translate his poetry into English. I cannot take on the task myself, and I do not wish to recommend people to him without their knowledge or consent.

If anyone is interested in translating this contemporary poet, please contact me directly and I will put you in touch with him.

Christopher Lupke <lupke@ualberta.ca>
University of Alberta