Dickinson College position

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Studies
Dickinson College

The Department of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Chinese language and literature, media, or film. The teaching load is five courses a year. Applicants should be prepared to teach Chinese, topical courses in their discipline at all levels, and first-year seminars. Applicants must also be willing to supervise senior theses and have a broad understanding of Chinese and Asian culture. We are particularly interested in candidates who apply a transnational perspective in their research and teaching, and who will demonstrate leadership and initiative working both within the department (including extra-curricular activities) and with our partner programs in Beijing and Yunnan. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is required. A Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2019.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Continue reading

Emory position

Assistant or Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Studies
Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Emory University

The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in modern and contemporary Chinese Studies to begin Fall 2020. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, cultural studies, or related field. Current Ph.D. candidates should confirm in their cover letters that their Ph.D. will be awarded by August 1, 2020. Candidates must demonstrate an active research agenda and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and to development of graduate programming. The Department is particularly interested in candidates working across genres and media or whose scholarship is inter-disciplinary and inter-regional (within East Asia and beyond).

The successful candidate will play an important part in the development of the Chinese program within the Department. Teaching responsibilities are normally two courses per semester and will include survey courses in modern Chinese literature, courses in the candidate’s research specialization and others as dictated by curricular need. Candidates will also adhere to best practices and demonstrate an ability to advance Emory College’s goals of diversity and inclusion. Native or near native proficiency in both English and Chinese is required. Continue reading

ANU positions

Applications are now open for the China in the World and CHL joint positions in Chinese Literature/Media and Chinese History and the Australian National University. Please see details below.

Job no:  529657
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor (Chinese Literature/Media)
Job Closing date: 21/7/2019

ANU Jobs Page: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/529657/lecturer-senior-lecturer-associate-professor-or-professor-chinese-literaturemedia

Job no: 529658
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor (Chinese History)
Job Closing date: 21/7/2019

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ANU Humanities Research Center–call for applications

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider applying to the 2020 Visiting Fellowship Program at the ANU Humanities Research Centre.

I had a great experience there in the summer of 2017 and would highly recommend anyone in the modern China field interested in connecting with humanities scholars worldwide to apply.

Warm regards,
Liang Luo

Call for Applications: 2020 Visiting Fellowship Program, ANU Humanities Research Centre


I write to you as a former or current Visiting Fellow of the HRC to ask for your help circulating the call for applications for our 2020 Visiting Fellowships to anyone you know who may be interested in the opportunity.

The theme for 2019 which will be addressed in the application is ‘Liberalism(s)’. (More information on the theme can be found here.) Continue reading

Aarhus University position

This is a finalized version of an announcement previously posted on the list.–kirk

Professor of China Studies in a Global Perspective


The School of Culture and Society, Department of Global Studies, at Aarhus University invites applications for a permanent position as a full professor of China studies in a global perspective with a focus on modern or contemporary China. The position is available to start as soon as possible after 1 January 2020.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The professorship is being offered with a view to attracting talented applicants with an extensive and documented track record in innovative and internationally recognised research in the area of China studies, combined with specialist expertise in the humanities or social sciences as well as fluency in Chinese. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society and Aarhus University in general, and to strengthen the research activities and output of the Department of Global Studies in particular. Continue reading

Sydney China Visitors Program reminder

Call for Applications: 2020 Sydney China Visitors Program
The University of Sydney invites applications for the prestigious Sydney China Visitors program.

This is a friendly reminder that the University of Sydney’s 2020 Sydney China Visitors Program will close for applications on Friday 3 May 2019.

The 2018 and 2019 programme have been very successful, and we are keen that this opportunity for 2020 reaches out to as many colleagues internationally as possible, so we would be grateful if you could circulate this to your networks.

The Sydney China Visitors program offers two types of fellowship:

  • Sydney China Distinguished Fellowship will host senior scholars specialising in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, culture or translation studies.
  • Sydney China Fellowship will host scholars at any stage of their career specialising in any field, historical or contemporary, related broadly to China or the Chinese world (including, for example, Hong Kong, Taiwan, overseas Chinese, ‘minorities’, as well as comparative or global perspectives).

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Sarah Lawrence position

Chinese Language – Guest Faculty Position

The search committee is still accepting applications.

Sarah Lawrence College invites applicants for a guest position in Chinese Language for the 2019 – 2020 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Applicants for the position should possess at least a Master’s degree in Chinese language pedagogy, second-language acquisition, education or related field. Requirements include native or near-native command of Mandarin and English; experience in teaching all levels of Chinese language (preferably at the university or college level in the U.S.) and experience in curriculum and material development.

Responsibilities will include teaching Chinese language at a range of levels and overseeing our Language Assistants. The application should include the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and experience, sample syllabi, a lesson plan for one class at the intermediate level, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on April 20 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position, please go to: Continue reading

Pittsburgh position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Pittsburgh seeks a Chinese literature specialist for AY2020. The candidate must hold a PhD or be an advanced ABD in Chinese literature, who can teach premodern literature courses as well as courses in other areas. Teaching experience is highly desired but not required. The teaching load will be six courses per year. The appointment begins in the fall and ends in the spring 2020. Fall classes begin on Aug 26, 2019. Email a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and any other supporting materials to Pitt’s secure email address Visitin.fwx5ztzwwb5kxduw@u.box.com. The position is filled as soon as a qualified candidate is found. Contact Hiroshi Nara (hnara@pitt.edu) for more information.

Posted by: Kun Qian <kqian516@gmail.com>

Postdoc in Chinese Performance Cultures

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Chinese Performance Cultures

The East Asian Languages and Cultures and Performing Arts Departments at Washington University in St. Louis seek to fill a post-doctoral appointment to begin in the 2019-20 academic year in the field of Chinese performance cultures, including the Republic of China in Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, and the Chinese diaspora.  We are particularly interested in scholars who have training in the history and practice of dance, drama, and/or film.The responsibilities of this appointment include teaching a two-semester freshman seminar in our Ampersand program (which includes a trip to Taiwan), as well as a third course related to the candidate’s research.

Applicants should send a letter of interest describing their scholarly qualifications and research goals for the postdoctoral period; current curriculum vitae; a published article or dissertation chapter; a documented record of teaching evaluations; and three (3) letters of recommendation.

Washington University especially encourages applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups, and disabled individuals. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and have received the doctorate after July 1, 2014 and before July 1, 2019.  Applications should be emailed to Professor Lingchei Letty Chen, Chair, EALC-PAD Search Committee, llchen@wustl.edu. The committee will review applications until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by May 10, 2019. Continue reading

Georgia Tech posdoc fellowship

Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese at the Georgia Institute of Technology

The School of Modern Languages at The Georgia Institute of Technology (https://modlangs.gatech.edu/) invites applications for a Teaching Fellow in Chinese as part of its signature Global Languages, Cultures, and Technologies (GLACT) Postdoctoral Program, with a start date of August 1, 2019. This visiting faculty position is a full-time nine-month appointment with a 3/3 teaching load, and is renewable for up to three academic years. Fellows may teach one to two courses in the candidate’s area of research specialization and can apply for an annual course release in support of academic program development.

The successful candidate will have (1) a PhD conferred no later than the anticipated appointment start date of August 1, 2019 and not before August 1, 2014; (2) native or near native-level competence in Chinese; (3) an active scholarly agenda; and (4) documented evidence of successful teaching of the Chinese language, at both lower and upper levels, including content-based language courses. Candidates with expertise in online and virtual instruction, innovative teaching methodologies, and interest in shaping cross-disciplinary language program development for the 21stst Century are especially encouraged to apply. Expertise in the following specializations are preferred: applied linguistics; language for STEM, sustainability, and business fields; online education; and interest in contributing to undergraduate study abroad programs. Continue reading

Novelist seeks fact-checker


My name is Simon Han, a fiction writer. My first book is forthcoming at Riverhead. I’m looking for a fact-checker with knowledge about rural China (especially in Shanxi, though not absolutely necessary) in the mid to late 1940s.

If you’re interested or you know someone who might be, please reach out to me at simonxinhan@gmail.com.

Thanks for your time!


Simon Han
Tulsa Artist Fellow

Academia Sinica position

Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica position
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2019

Position: Researcher (open rank Research Fellow, Associate Research Fellow, or Assistant Research Fellow)

Field: Modern history


  • Ph.D. (Taiwan or foreign). Applicants who have passed their final oral defense of doctoral dissertation are encouraged to apply.
  • Good comprehension of Chinese is required.
  • Under the applying Act, this position is not open to the People’s Republic of China citizens.

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Oberlin position

East Asian Studies, Oberlin College, 316 Peters Hall, Oberlin, OH 44074
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Culture

The East Asian Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a one-year, full-time non-continuing faculty position in Chinese Language, Culture, and Society. Appointment to this position will begin in the fall semester of the academic year 2019-2020, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses, including at least three in Chinese language. One or two other courses, to be taught in English, will be in Chinese Studies in collaboration with the East Asian Studies Program.

Requirements include demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese at all levels, commitment to teaching elementary Chinese, and evidence of strong scholarship and background in Chinese Studies in such fields as linguistics, film, literature, gender studies or other humanities and social science disciplines.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by the first semester of the academic year 2019-2020). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is required. Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and in English is also required.

Categories: Chinese; Cultural studies.
Review of applications will begin on April 12, 2019.

University of Hull positions

Dear colleagues,

Two permanent lecturerships in Chinese Studies are available in Hull, England:

Lecturer in Chinese Studies:


Lecturer in Chinese Studies (Teaching and Research):


Please note that the deadline is 10 Mar 2019.

Kind regards

How Wee Ng <nghowwee@gmail.com>

West Kowloon Cultural District position

Head, Learning and Participation (Performing Arts)
Apply on or before:24/02/2019
Working Location: Kowloon (WKCDA Project Site Office)


Reporting to Artistic Director, Performing Arts, the Head, Learning and Participation (Performing Arts) will be responsible for designing and delivering a diverse and innovative roster of programmes, driving broad creative engagement and impact for the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD) across a wide range of communities. The Head will oversee all Learning and Participation (L&P) programmes across WKCD, including the newly opened Xiqu Centre and Freespace to be open in 2019, as well as in local Hong Kong communities. The Head will continue developing the L&P vision and mission and lead a team to implement the strategies and programmes to deliver the vision and mission. S/ he will work collaboratively across the organisation, in particular with the artistic team heads (xiqu, dance, theatre, music and outdoor), as well as the digital, marketing and development teams in the organisation. Continue reading