Berkeley program director position

Program Director, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at

The First Review Date for this job is: February 6, 2018. Continue reading

University of Hong Kong position

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature in the School of Chinese (Ref.: 201701737)

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature in the School of Chinese, 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 with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Continue reading

Pomona visiting position


The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at Pomona College invites applications for a full-time 2-year visiting position in Chinese to begin August 2018. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. This position carries a 3-2 teaching load. Area of specialization open, but preference will be given to applicants with training in applied linguistics, second language pedagogy, or contemporary Chinese literature and culture. This is a restricted local search, the college is unable to pay travel expenses.

Please submit application materials online ( cover letter describing research and teaching interests, CV, statement on teaching, teaching portfolio (syllabi and teaching evaluations), statement addressing your demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, and three letters of recommendation. Please address queries other than applications to Allan Barr, Chinese search committee chair, 550 N. Harvard Ave, Pomona College, Claremont CA 91711, Applications received by January 22, 2018 will receive full consideration, but will be reviewed until the position is filled. Pomona College is a highly selective liberal arts college that supports equal access to higher education and values working in a richly diverse environment.

Reed visiting position

One-Year Visiting Position in Chinese & Humanities

The Chinese Department at Reed College invites applications for a full-time one-year visiting position in Chinese and Humanities starting Fall 2018.  This position is open to all fields of Chinese literature. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in standard Mandarin and English, and a Ph.D. in Chinese Literature or a related field in hand or near completion. Reed College is a small, highly selective undergraduate institution with an emphasis on excellence in teaching and scholarship.  A successful candidate must be able to teach Chinese language at all levels from beginning to advanced, offer courses in Chinese literature and/or culture, and be willing to participate in the team-taught Chinese Humanities course. In addition to teaching five courses per year, candidates may also be asked to serve as an advisor to Chinese senior theses. Continue reading

Otago City of Lit phd scholarships

Dear colleagues,

Please find below a call for applications for the 2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship. I am particularly interested in attracting excellent candidates working in English, Russian, and/or Chinese on topics relating to contemporary poetry, literature and new media, and comparative and global modernism. Please circulate the details below to anyone who might be interested. Thank you.

Best wishes,

Jacob Edmond

2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship: call for applications

The Department of English and Linguistics invites applications for the 2018 University of Otago City of Literature PhD Scholarship.

The Department of English and Linguistics welcomes applications for PhD projects across a broad range of areas ranging from medieval to digital literature. Department strengths include New Zealand and postcolonial literature, eighteenth-century literature, Romanticism, comparative literature, global modernism, cognitive approaches to literary studies, literature and language pedagogy, linguistic approaches to literature, contemporary poetry and fiction, creative writing, Irish and Scottish studies, the history of the book, and new media literature. For more information on the department, see: Continue reading

CUHK looking for PhD students

Looking for PhD Students: Observing and Video-recording of the Use of Mobile Phone in Everyday Life

Technological developments (for example, Internet access, social media, GPS) have contributed to the emergence of new practices and new forms of sociality: new ways of interacting with people (‘shaking your phone’ on WeChat), new forms of dating (location-aware dating platforms such as MoMo, ZuiYou), new ways of user-to-user services (finding a ride through Uber or DiDi), or new ways of paying for goods (electronic money such as WeChat Pay or Alipay).

Our group is investigating these topics by observing, or even video-recording, people using technology in everyday life. We draw on ethnomethodology and conversation analysis to make visible our taken-for-granted ways of interacting with these technologies.

We are looking for students with a background in sociology, anthropology, or communication, who would be interested in studying some of these topics by doing a PhD at the Department of Sociology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).  The deadline is 30 January 2018 (for admission 2018/2019) – and 1 December 2018 (for admission 2019/2020). So if you are interested, please contact Prof. Christian Greiffenhagen ( in English or Yumei Gan ( in Chinese. Continue reading

Brussels position

PhD position in China Studies at the Université libre de Bruxelles

EASt, the Research centre on East Asia at the Maison des Sciences Humaines of the Université libre de Bruxelles (MSH-ULB), seeks to hire one doctoral research fellow starting from October 2018.

More detailed information on the position is available here:

Deadline: Wednesday, 20th of December 2017

Posted by: Vanessa Frangville

Michigan postdoc

Postdoctoral Fellowship Announcement
Department of Comparative Literature, University of Michigan

critical translation studies

The Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan announces a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Translation Studies. The fellowship is funded by the College of Literature, Science and the Arts to provide a candidate with the opportunity to pursue independent scholarship related to translation, gain teaching experience, and engage with interdisciplinary translation initiatives across the university.

We welcome applications from scholars undertaking comparative research in histories, theories, and practices of translation, and engaging critically with current debates in the field. Projects may focus on any language or historical period, including analyses that work across different cultures and regions of the world. We encourage interdisciplinary projects in translation studies that develop innovative methods in dialogue with other fields, such as world literature; digital and visual cultures; film and media studies; postcolonial studies; critical race studies; gender studies; religious studies; philosophy; political theory; law; other core and emerging fields in the humanities (such as public humanities, medical humanities, environmental humanities). Continue reading

U of Victoria–asst prof position

The Department of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, effective 1 July 2018, in modern Chinese literature and culture, including, but not limited to, expertise in one or more of film, new media, theory, and performing arts. Innovative, interdisciplinary or comparative approaches are especially welcome. Applicants should have completed a PhD by 1 July 2018, have a record and promise of outstanding research as evidenced by publications or forthcoming publications, and also have demonstrated the potential for excellence in teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in his/her area of specialization, contribute to the department’s core courses on the Pacific-Asia region and participate in graduate teaching and supervision. Continue reading

UNC Chinese history position

Assistant Professor in Chinese History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of Chinese History to begin August 2018. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment, show evidence of a strong potential for professional development as a scholar and teacher, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity as a value in the department and college. A research and teaching focus on Chinese History is required; the time period and thematic specialization are open.

This position will have its tenure home in the History Department, a department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The History Department employs 30 full-time and 15 part-time faculty members. Degree programs include the B.A. in History (approximately 400 majors), the M.A. in History (approximately 50 students) as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees in Latin American Studies. The department works closely with other departments and programs across the university, including Africana Studies, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies; Global, Area, and International Studies; and Religious Studies. It also houses several journals and professional associations, including the Journal of Urban History, First World War Studies, and The Latin Americanist, and the Conference on Latin American History, an affiliate of the American Historical Association. The department’s M.A. program in History also features a special track in Public History. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in History as well as the general education program. Continue reading

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, 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