UC Riverside position

Position: Lecturer in Chinese Literature and Culture
Department of Comparative Literature and Languages
University of California, Riverside

Starting Date: The first day of Spring quarter is March 27, 2024.
Salary: Based on 100% annual salary of $66,259. Approximately $8,282.37 per course. (pending final budget approval) Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.
*** All appointments are contingent upon the appointee being able to provide, in accord with Federal law, evidence of authorization to work in the United States  This position is contingent on funding and enrollment ***


Minimum requirements are an MA in Chinese Literature and Culture or a related field. Applicants holding a Ph.D. or who are ABD (with MA) are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates with native or near-native fluency in English, expertise in premodern Chinese literature and culture, and experience and success in teaching Chinese Literature and Culture at an American university. Additional ability and experience in teaching modern Chinese literature and culture are also preferred.


Duties consist in the instruction of 2 courses on Chinese Literature and Culture in Spring 2024:

CHN, AST 40/CPLT 41, “Masterworks of Chinese Literature” (This course is taught in English and emphasizes the premodern period)

CHN/AST 118E, “Masterworks of Chinese Literature: The Ancient Times Through the Early Imperial Dynasties” (This course is taught in English)

Application Procedure:

Please provide cover letter, CV, teaching statement, a one-page statement of contributions to diversity, sample syllabus or syllabi, teaching evaluations (narrative and numerical), and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01889

Letters of recommendation must be confidential.  Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer’s email address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries.” The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature: http://help.interfolio.com

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by March 1, 2024.

Department Contact person Prof. Yenna Wu:<Yenna.Wu@ucr.edu>

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