Wisconsin position–deadline extension

The deadline for applications to the tenure-track Assistant Professor of Modern China Studies position at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has been extended to November 26, 2017. Details here:


Steven Ridgely
Associate Professor and Chair
Asian Languages and Cultures
University of Wisconsin-Madison

UBC position

 The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Premodern Chinese Literature. Field of expertise is open, but applications from specialists in narrative fiction or drama/theatre from the middle period to late imperial period are particularly welcome. Applicants are expected to have native or near native proficiency in both Chinese and English.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca. Continue reading

Chicago cinema position

The Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of Chinese cinemas, expected to begin July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates must have demonstrable research potential and teaching qualifications in that field. It is preferred that they also be qualified to both teach introductory and required courses in film theory and history, and to direct doctoral theses. We welcome a wide variety of approaches — historical, theoretical, aesthetic, archival, comparative — and topics. The successful candidate will be fluent in both Chinese and English. Although this appointment is within the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, it will co-ordinate closely with the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations as a part of our joint doctoral degree program. The teaching load for tenure-track positions is typically four courses per year; additional responsibilities include service on departmental and university committees. Continue reading

U of Wisconsin position

Assistant Professor of Modern China Studies
Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a scholar of the humanities or qualitative social sciences with expertise in Modern China Studies. Candidates should have professional-level fluency in Mandarin and English. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate eagerness to extend our multidisciplinary conversation about culture in the transasian context, and who have the vision and skills to contribute to building new academic programs. PhD or equivalent is required prior to start of the appointment.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach in at least one of the following fields of Modern China Studies: media studies, literary analysis, cultural politics, digital humanities, or visual culture. The appointment, at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, is scheduled to begin in August 2018. Salary is negotiable. Continue reading

Virginia Tech position

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese to begin August 2018. PhD required by time of appointment in Chinese language, literature, culture, linguistics, second-language pedagogy, or a related field. As a Research I institution, Virginia Tech strongly values scholarly productivity as well as excellence in teaching; the demonstration of an active research agenda is essential. Ability to teach undergraduate courses in language from the elementary to the advanced level as well as literature, linguistics, and culture. Training or experience in second-language pedagogy desired. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester. Continue reading

U of Victoria position

The Department of Pacific & Asian Studies at the University of Victoria invites applications for the position of tenured Associate Professor or Professor and Chair of Department, to begin 1 July 2018. The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more parts of the Asia Pacific region and/or expertise about the region as a whole. Disciplinary specialization is open to any field of the Humanities, broadly conceived. Broad interests will be an asset, as will an approach to the region that emphasizes its relevance and significance from a global perspective. Duties will include research, undergraduate and graduate instruction, and administrative service, to include service as the Chair of the Department for a 5-year term. The successful applicant will be a superior researcher, an excellent teacher, and will show clear evidence of success and potential in academic leadership. Continue reading

HKU positions

Two job openings at University of Hong Kong. One is in “Transnational Asia” and one is entitled “HK lit and culture” but both are fairly wide open or inclusive.  They are now eligible for associate as well as assistant level.

http://jobs.hku.hk/jd.php?id=201701061  (‘Asia’ one)

http://jobs.hku.hk/jd.php?id=201701069 (HK and beyond)

Deadline for both: October 31.

Daniel F. Vukovich <vukovich@hku.hk>

Utah linguistics/pedagogy position

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have expertise in Chinese Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy/Second Language Acquisition and the ability to teach courses in these areas. The candidate is expected to contribute to all areas of undergraduate and graduate programs including curricular development. Clear evidence of research potential and demonstrated teaching excellence is required. Additional requirements: experience in teaching Chinese at the college/university level in North America, and demonstrated interest in promoting effective language teaching. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is a prerequisite. The teaching load is four courses (two per semester) including Chinese language teaching at all levels, depending on program needs. Service commensurate with the position of assistant professor is expected. Applicants must have a PhD in Chinese linguistics, applied linguistics or second language acquisition with a Chinese focus, or a related field or equivalent terminal degree in hand by August 15, 2018. Complete applications include a letter of application, CV, a representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Questions may be addressed to Prof. Margaret Wan at margaret.wan@utah.edu. Application materials must be submitted electronically by November 17, 2017, using the following link: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/69136. Continue reading

Loyola Marymount position

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should hold a Ph. D in Chinese with specialization in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition or Sociolinguistics. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in language teaching at the college level, and possess native/near native proficiency in Chinese and English. The successful candidate must have knowledge of language proficiency assessment, expertise in the application of technology to language pedagogy, and experience teaching or developing engaged learning courses. The department is particularly interested in candidates with an inter-disciplinary teaching portfolio which will allow to cross-list courses with the Asian and Asian American Studies Department, the School of Education, or other disciplines. Continue reading

U of Georgia history position

The Department of History at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Modern East Asian History position to begin August 2018. We seek scholars who specialize in the history of China, Japan, and/or Korea after 1600.

A Ph.D. in history or a related field is required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and teach a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses. These would include introductory lecture courses on East Asian history, undergraduate surveys and seminars in the history of China, Korea, and/or Japan, and graduate courses in research methods and thematic topics related to the candidate’s interests.

Initial expressions of interest should include a cover letter describing teaching and research interests and a current vita. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date. Applications should be submitted at http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/2759. Review of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Ari Daniel Levine, Search Committee Chair, at adlevine@uga.edu. Continue reading

U of Toronto Mississauga film position

The Department of Visual Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga has a tenure track opportunity for an Assistant Professor – East Asian Cinema. We would be very grateful if you could share this opportunity widely with your faculty and graduate students.

The link to the posting is as follows:

Assistant Professor – East Asian Cinema


Thank you, sincerely,

Debra Burrowes
Assistant to the Chair
Department of Visual Studies
CCT Building, Room 3034
University of Toronto Mississauga
3359 Mississauga Road North

UBC media studies position

Dear colleagues,

The University of British Columbia is currently recruiting for a senior faculty position in media studies. Applications from experts in Asian cinema and media are particularly welcome. See the links below for more information. The closing date for applications is September 30.




Christopher Rea <leiqinfeng@gmail.com>

HKU positions

Here are announcement for two job openings at the University of Hong Kong.–Nicole Huang <nhuang26@hku.hk>

First one in Asia and Transnational Connections


Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Asia and Transnational Connections in the School of Humanities (Comparative Literature), to commence on September 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The department of Comparative Literature is the only one of its kind in Hong Kong, and specializes in comparative and historical approaches to literary, film, and cultural studies.  Our student body is proficient in two or three languages. The Department offers a very popular Major and also contributes to general education through a significant contribution to the University’s Common Core Curriculum. In addition to the research postgraduate programs (M.Phil. and Ph.D.), it also offers a Master of Arts in Literary & Cultural Studies (MALCS). Information about the Department can be obtained at http://www.complit.hku.hk/. Continue reading

Florida State position

Assistant Professor in East Asian Languages and Linguistics

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian Languages and Linguistics beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will contribute to both undergraduate and graduate programs in the department’s East Asian Division. Primary responsibilities of this position include English-taught courses in East Asian linguistics and language pedagogy, in addition to Chinese and/or Japanese language courses depending upon the candidate’s expertise. Candidates should have by date of appointment a Ph.D. degree in linguistics or language pedagogy with a concentration in either Chinese or Japanese. Applicants with interest or specialization in historical linguistics are especially welcome. Preference will be given to candidates with native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and Japanese, as well as fluency in English. Continue reading

Illinois position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of modern or contemporary Chinese literature, preferably with a research and teaching interest in media or performance study. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong skills and evidence in interdisciplinary approach to Chinese literary scholarship. PhD in Chinese literature or a related field and native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English are required.  Applicants must have a promising research profile and a strong commitment to teaching Chinese language and culture at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Lecturer. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor. Continue reading