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.


Applicants should have a strong publication and research record, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching through innovative course topics and pedagogy, and proficiency in their respective research language as well as in English. Candidates who have professional skills, experience and/or willingness to engage in activities that would enhance campus diversity and equity efforts are especially encouraged to apply. A Ph.D. degree should be in hand by August 15, 2020. Title and salary will be based on qualifications and experience.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae thatf includes a list of proposed courses, a scholarly writing sample, and three letters of reference (if you already have a tenured position, a list of three referees will initially suffice; we may request letters at a later point). For additional application instructions, please contact Lucy Enniss at enniss.lucy@austin.utexas.edu. For additional position information, please contact Oliver Freiberger at of@austin.utexas.edu, Chair of the China/Japan Search Committee, at .

If you do not have a dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one prior to applying for the position. Assistance is available from Interfolio’s Customer Support: help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.

Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2019 although we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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