NUS positions



The Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore, is one of the leading institutions in the world in the fields of Chinese Studies and Chinese Language and a major centre in Southeast Asia. We invite applications for the following positions:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Educator Track) – The track aims to attract, nurture and retain suitably qualified and highly effective faculty members who approach teaching as scholarly practice and who therefore focus on and are passionate about excellence in teaching as a means of supporting student learning. The minimum academic qualification is a PhD in Chinese Studies, preferably with expertise in the history of China and Singapore studies.  A proven record of excellent teaching, creative pedagogical approaches for teaching first-year and/or large modules and an interest in pedagogical research will be an advantage.  The appointment will begin as soon as possible thereafter for an initial period of three years with the possibility of contract renewal subject to good performance, departmental teaching needs and continued relevance of the faculty member’s contributions.  The Educator Track scheme has clearly defined career progression to Senior Lecturer (term contract) and finally Associate Professor (open contract). Continue reading

Jing Daily positions

Ads for seven positions at Jing Daily, a digital publication on luxury consumer trends in China.

Jing Daily – Head of Sales (New York, NY)

Job Description

Jing Daily is looking for an entrepreneurial head of sales to oversee sales strategy in a time of rapid expansion. The main purpose of this position is to drive revenue growth and develop relationships with potential partners within the luxury landscape for events, content collaborations and creative solutions.

To succeed in this role you need to be an excellent, sales-minded communicator who loves sharing Jing Daily’s position as the leading voice for news on luxury in China with prospective clients. This is an exceptional opportunity to become part of an innovative, fast-moving company as we enter a period of expansion to further engage our community. Continue reading

UBC positions–two lectureships

UBC Asian Studies is currently accepting applications for two lecturer positions in Chinese Language and Literature. The two ads below are identical aside from the start date (one begins in January 2020 while the other is in September 2020).

University of British Columbia
Lecturer in Chinese Language and Literature

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for a Lecturer position in Chinese Language and Literature, commencing September 1, 2020.

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions. Continue reading

Bowdoin lecturer position

Chinese Language Lecturer (Bowdoin College)

The Asian Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applicants for the position of Lecturer in Chinese Language, to begin in July 2020. The initial appointment will be three years, contingent on successful review after the first year, with the possibility of additional renewal upon subsequent reviews. We seek candidates with native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English; at least an MA in Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, or related field; and substantial teaching experience at the college level in the United States. The successful candidate will teach a 3/2 annual course load at all levels of the language curriculum, as well as contribute to the Chinese Language Program by participating in Chinese language table, student advising, and other co-curricular activities. Bowdoin provides conference travel support as well as competitive internal funding for research and other professional development. Continue reading

U of Texas, Austin position


The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a faculty position in Asian Humanities at either the assistant (tenure-track) or associate (tenured) level with a regional specialization in either China or Japan, to begin August 2020. We seek applicants with research interests in literature, intellectual history, visual culture, or other fields in the humanities, focusing on premodern, modern, or contemporary periods. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research, to teach two courses per semester, to supervise students at the undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. levels, and to contribute to the intellectual life and service needs of the department and the university. Continue reading

York University position

Full Time Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream)
Discipline/Field: Chinese Language, Literature and Culture
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications for a teaching stream tenure track position in Chinese Language, Literature and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom and at the level of programs. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. Continue reading

U of Toronto position

Associate Professor / Professor – Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture, University of Toronto


The Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in Chinese Thought and Culture at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The appointment is expected to commence on July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will also be eligible to be named the Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture. This endowed chair appointment would be for a five-year term and is renewable following a favourable review. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of East Asian Studies, the Department of Philosophy, or the Department of the Study of Religion (or hold a joint appointment in two of the three units).

Candidates must hold a PhD in East Asian Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or a closely related field and have demonstrated an exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching and experience in research supervision. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in one or more of these departments, relative to Chinese thought and culture. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program in areas covering Chinese philosophy, religion, and/or culture. Continue reading

Rhodes College position

Assistant Professor – Chinese Studies
Tenure Track

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese Studies to begin Fall of 2020. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on modern Chinese and/or Sinophone literature. Native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and English is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college and will be expected to maintain an active research program. Research will be supported by start-up funds. Possibilities for additional research support include summer research funds and travel funds. Collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist with several interdisciplinary programs, including Asian Studies, Film and Media Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, among others. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year from the following: basic and intermediate language courses, upper-level research and seminar courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and literature courses in translation. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies or a related field by July 2020. Continue reading

UC San Diego postdoc teaching fellow

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
University of California, San Diego

A combined Postdoctoral/Lecturer (50/50) position emphasizing new directions in language learning and language instruction research in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego is available beginning July 2020. Initial appointment 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. 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). Continue reading

HKBU positions

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) seeks to be a leading research-led liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. The University has a student population of circa 12,000 and a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to the award of doctoral degrees.

School of Communication

The School of Communication of HKBU is a leading school of communication, journalism, and film  studies in the Asia-Pacific region. It comprises the Academy of Film, Department of Communication Studies and Department of Journalism, offering 20 programmes at sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels to circa 2,400 students. The dynamic academic environment entails Faculty members’ interdisciplinary collaboration across multiple fields of study. Under the University’s Talent-100 recruitment drive, the School now invites applicants to fill the following positions:

Academy of Film

  1. Film Studies – Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR0101/19-20)

The Academy is seeking scholars who can teach a range of subjects covering film theory and criticism, history of cinema, digital media and television while having an excellent track record in teaching, research and publication. Continue reading

Georgetown position

Professor of Chinese Culture
Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Georgetown University


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures of Georgetown University invites applications for a tenured position of Professor in Chinese Culture.  We are looking for a senior scholar with a distinguished record of research and publication. The successful candidate will also have a strong record of excellence in teaching undergraduates, as well as in administrative experience. The successful candidate will be expected to join us as the Chair of the Department and to provide leadership in reviewing the department’s current curricular offerings and the development of a proposal for a new East Asian Studies major. The normal faculty teaching load is two courses per semester, but the chair will have a one course per semester teaching load. The person hired will be expected to have a broad understanding of East Asia and to teach the freshman seminar “East Asia: Texts and Contexts” in rotation with other department faculty, as well as upper-level courses on China, some in the Chinese language and some in English.  Evaluation of dossiers will begin immediately.

In order to receive full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 11, 2019 as follows:  Go to—Department-of-East-Asian-Languages—Cultures_JR07575-1 Continue reading

Georgia Tech postdoc

Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese
Faculty Position in the School of Modern Languages
Post-Doctoral Teaching Position in Chinese (up to three years)

The School of Modern Languages at The Georgia Institute of Technology ( 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 January 1, 2020. 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. Continue reading

USC premodern position

The East Asian Languages and Cultures Department of the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) is seeking a tenure track assistant professor of premodern Chinese literature and culture. A Ph.D. in relevant field of study is required at time of appointment.

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The applicant should upload a CV, a letter of interest, writing sample(s), and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for references. Application materials are due October 15, 2019. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Brett Sheehan at, but application materials must be submitted online. Continue reading

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 2020.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via QUEST (online application system) at 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