Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat position

Full professorship in Sinology at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU)

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a W3 Heisenberg Professorship for the Intellectual and Cultural History of China at the Institute for Middle Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. The professorship has an initial fixed term of three years and may be made permanent depending on positive evaluation after three years.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research and teach in all degree programmes in which the discipline of sinology is involved. Candidates must have excellent knowledge of modern and classical Chinese, as well as proven research expertise in the intellectual and cultural history of the cultural region of China, such as knowledge transfer and cultural translation between Chinese and Western Civilization. The willingness to participate in the research areas of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities ‘Fate, Freedom and Prognostication’ ( and relevant research networks at FAU is expected.
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UC San Diego Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History

Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History
Discipline(s)/Area(s) of Interest: Modern Chinese History
Academic Title: Associate or Full Professor – Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History

The Department of History ( at UC San Diego is pleased to announce a search for the Paul G. Pickowicz Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History and concurrent tenured appointment at the full or associate professor level in the Department of History.  We prefer candidates in all subfields of modern Chinese history from circa 1890 to the present with a vision for the field, a long-term research agenda that also connects China with other departmental strengths, and a commitment to graduate education. The successful candidate will have a PhD in History or a related field at the time of appointment on July 1, 2018. Continue reading

Williams College visiting position

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese

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 2018. The teaching load for this position is 5 courses per year. Qualifications include Ph.D. (ABD acceptable) in Chinese literature, linguistics, 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 must be submitted at by January 15, 2018. For questions about this position, please contact Professor Li Yu (, Chair of the Department of Asian Studies. Continue reading

ANU Research Fellow position

Research Fellow / Fellow at the Australian National University

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level B or Level C
Salary package: $94,287 – $127,025 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Employment Type: Full time, Fixed term 2 years

Position overview

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.

The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is a research institution established to enhance the existing capabilities of the ANU. It aims to be an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of the Chinese world – the People’s Republic of China, the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions, as well as Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora. Continue reading

USC position

University of Southern California position
Assistant Professor of Contemporary Chinese Literature and Media Studies

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in contemporary Chinese literature and media studies. We seek a candidate who will complement a geographically diverse faculty in the department and work well across departments. The successful candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as contribute to our general education program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of Chinese studies by the start of the appointment and must demonstrate research and teaching excellence. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and the names of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited.  The deadline for receipt of all application materials, including letters, is October 20, 2017.

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: . Questions can be addressed to Continue reading

Notre Dame position

Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture — University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of assistant professor in modern (including contemporary) Chinese literature and culture, beginning August 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses on modern literature, film, and/or popular culture. Responsibilities include teaching two undergraduate courses per semester, one of which may be a Chinese language class at the 4th Year or Advanced level, depending on program needs. Active programmatic involvement and close collaboration with our faculty to advance the Chinese language and culture program are also expected.

As an international Catholic, research university, the University of Notre Dame has made a significant commitment to furthering Asian studies, as evidenced in the founding of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the opening of a new graduate School of Global Affairs, both of which are in network with our growing department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Information about Notre Dame is available at; information about the Program of Chinese Language and Culture and the Department can be found at Inquiries about the search may be directed to Professor Xiaoshan Yang, chair of the search committee, at Continue reading

Middlebury position

Middlebury College Assistant Professor of Chinese Position

Assistant Professor of Chinese, Middlebury College, MIDDLEBURY, VT — The Middlebury College Greenberg-Starr Department of Chinese Language and Literature invites applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Chinese literary and/or cultural studies (any historical period, any discipline) and Chinese language beginning fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2018, native or near-native proficiency in both Mandarin and English, and will teach, depending on the department’s needs and the qualifications of the candidate: 1) Chinese language courses at one or more levels from beginning to advanced, including courses on Chinese literature and culture taught in Chinese, and Classical Chinese; 2) courses on Chinese literature in translation; 3) courses taught in English on Chinese culture (e.g., film and television, popular culture, performance and visual art, print and material culture, internet culture, non-Han minority literature, global Sinophone literature and culture, etc.); 4) first year seminars; 5) College-wide courses such as introduction to world literature. The successful candidate will be able to innovate in the design and teaching of courses in Chinese literature and culture, dedicated to creative, effective, student-centered instruction, and enthusiastic about participation in a department with a tradition of team-work and commitment to high quality undergraduate education. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential. Continue reading

Translator needed in Beijing

Dear list members,

I’m a PhD student doing research on Lanzhou’s economic development as a visiting student at Tsinghua University. I need the help of a local student assistant residing in Beijing who has a familiarity with concepts of economics and is preferably a senior undergraduate or master student. S/he will help me in understanding some points in a statistical yearbook written in Chinese. I will ask some questions about the things in the yearbook which are not clear to me (basically translation of some concepts ). My budget allows me to pay 250 RMB for a half day (around 4 hours). The working period is loosely from August 3 to August 10 and can be flexibly arranged according to both parties’ schedule. Please share with the people who might be interested in. I can be contacted via email ( or wechat (my id is veysit74).

Best Regards,

Veysel Tekdal <>

Notre Dame position

Assistant Professor in Asian and Gender Studies — University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Asian Studies with focus on gender. The position will begin August 20, 2018; Ph.D. or equivalent degree required at the time of hire.

This position is part of the founding of the first new school at Notre Dame in nearly a century. The Keough School promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, offers a master’s degree, and supports undergraduate and doctoral programs. The inaugural cohort for the two-year master’s degree will arrive in Fall 2017 and consist of 38 fully-funded students from 21 different countries. Continue reading

Birmingham City U position

Programme Leader, MA Contemporary Arts China
Birmingham City University – School of Art
Salary:£35,101 to £38,153 per annum
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed on: 19th June 2017
Closes: 9th July 2017
Job Ref: 062017-173

Faculty of Arts, Design and Media (0.8FTE)
Interview Date: Tuesday 18th July 2017    

Based on the exciting development at our Centre for Chinese Visual Arts (CCVA), in particular, the new postgraduate programme, MA Contemporary Arts China, Birmingham School of Art, is now searching for a highly motivated, dynamic and innovative individual with strong research track records in the field, teaching experience at the postgraduate level, and/or potential to join us to realise our strategic goals over the coming years. Continue reading

Chinese to English interpreter needed

Dear list members,

I am a PhD candidate doing a research entitled “Forging Development in Western China: A Case Study on Lanzhou City.” I plan to conduct interviews with experts, scholars, and business people in Lanzhou from July 7 to July 17. I need the help of an interpreter to make Chinese to English translation during interviews. Do anyone knows a suitable person in Lanzhou? Or any suggestion for an online way of finding a translator there.

Best Regards,

Veysel Tekdal <>

Virginia Tibetan language and culture position

Tibetan Language and Cultural Instructor

The University of Virginia invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Tibetan Language and Culture beginning fall 2017 with an anticipated start date of July 25th.  The position is a one-year appointment and will be hosted in either The Department of East Asian Languages, Literatures and Cultures or The Department of Religious Studies.

We seek a strong language instructor, to teach during the academic year, with experience teaching modern spoken and written Tibetan, as well as classical Tibetan.  Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in Tibetan and English, teaching experience, and have at least a Master’s degree or higher in:  Tibetan language, literature, linguistics, history, religious studies, art history, applied linguistics, second/foreign language acquisition or other related field. Comparable education or teaching experience can be offered instead of a Master’s degree. They must also be comfortable teaching undergraduates in subjects relating to Tibetan culture. Continue reading

NTU translation/interpretation positions

The Graduate Program in Translation and Interpretation (GPTI) at National Taiwan University (NTU) announces two full-time faculty positions. Initial appointment will begin on August 1, 2018.  For more information, please refer to the attachment or the following website:

We would greatly appreciate it if you could share the news with your members.


Graduate Program in Translation and Interpretation
National Taiwan University
No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 106, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-33661582
Fax: +886-2-33661708

Connecticut College visiting position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Connecticut College invites applications for a four-course visiting lecturership in Mandarin Chinese for AY 2017-2018. The successful candidate will design and teach the yearlong CHI 401-402 course sequence on Advanced Chinese independently, and co-teach CHI 201-202 Intensive Intermediate Chinese following lesson plans that will be provided for. Each course or course portion meets weekly for two 75-minute classes, for a period of 14 weeks, between August 29 and December 11, 2017 (fall), and between January 22 and May 9, 2018 (spring). CHI 401-402 enroll both pre- and post-study away students and will be operated as a dual-track course. Continue reading