Carleton visiting position

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese at Carleton College

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at Carleton College invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor in Chinese, to begin September 1, 2020. This is a one year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. We seek candidates who can teach Chinese courses at all levels, and are passionate about teaching in a liberal arts setting. Native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English is required.

The candidate will have Ph.D. completed or substantially completed in Chinese Language and/or related field (Literature, Cultural Studies, Visual Culture, Linguistics etc.) and will have experience in teaching Chinese language to American students at the college level. Specialty is open, but the successful candidate will also bring expertise in a second field that will expand interdisciplinary offerings at the college and attract students from outside Chinese Studies (e.g. premodern studies, translation studies, linguistics). Teaching load is six courses per year (the Carleton academic calendar consists of three 10-week terms.)

Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching Chinese language to undergraduates. The position will involve teaching in the Chinese language sequence as well as courses in the academic specialty. Continue reading

St. Andrews position

Professor of Chinese Studies – AC2219MR
University of St Andrews – School of Modern Languages
Salary: By negotiation, Start: 1 July 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter

Apply: https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/Vacancies/J/3257/19/250606/889/professor-of-chinese-studies-ac2219mr

The School of Modern Languages is seeking to appoint a founding Professor of Chinese Studies in the context of the University’s decision to create a new Department of Chinese Studies at the University of St Andrews. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant area of Chinese Cultural Studies and should possess native or near-native language skills in Chinese (Mandarin) and English. In addition, applicants should possess an internationally recognised record of research excellence, have a successful track record in attracting both external funding and postgraduate students, and demonstrate expertise in curriculum development and teaching. We welcome applications not only from current chair holders, but also from candidates who are advanced Readers/Senior Lecturers/Associate Professors.

Applications are invited from candidates with a specialist research interest in any area of Chinese Cultural Studies (including, but not limited to, Literary Studies, Film and Media Studies, Philosophy and Religion, and Cultural History). The ability to establish links across other disciplines within the University will be an advantage. We are seeking to recruit an individual with the strategic leadership and intellectual drive to generate an innovative curriculum that will appeal to future generations of students. An ability to oversee and manage the delivery of a successful language programme in Mandarin will be essential. Continue reading

Globalized Memorial Museums, China PhD position

APPLICATIONS FOR PHD POSITIONS ARE NOW OPEN
Two PhD student positions (f*m) for research, one on China, one on Rwanda
(full-time, 40h per week)

The Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History (IKT) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria’s leading non‐university research facility, is now offering two PhD student positions (f*m) for research on China/Rwanda (full-time, 40h per week) in the project “Globalized Memorial Museums – Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals” (GMM) for a duration of 42 months (3,5 years) each, starting from 1 September, 2020 (earlier if agreed upon).

The five‐year GMM project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 816784) and is headed by Ljiljana Radonić (ÖAW). It examines 50 memorial museums dealing with the WWII period in the US, Israel, Europe, China, and Japan; and genocides in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. This first global typology of memorial museums challenges the concept of ‘universal memory’ and the notion that memorial museums constitute a globalized space of communication and negotiation.

Requirements:

  • A Master’s degree, or the equivalent, in culture studies, history, political science, Chinese or African studies or similar fields
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research, memorialization and musealization processes
  • Previous research on memory culture and politics in China for the first position, Rwanda for the second
  • Fluent knowledge of English and standard Chinese for the first position, English and Kinyarwanda (and/or French) for the second position

The annual gross salary will be EUR 40.364,80 for the full‐time PhD student positions at the ÖAW, according to the salary scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The PhD students will be based in Vienna. While the PhD will involve conducting research for the project on memorial museums in China for the first position, Rwanda for the second position, the candidate will be given independence to develop their own research question(s) and work towards an original project. If feasible, the PhD students will enroll at the University of Vienna supervised by Ljiljana Radonić at the Department of Political Science and co‐mentored by advisory board members – Kirk Denton from Ohio State University, in the case of China, and Rachel Ibreck from Goldsmiths, University of London, in the case of Rwanda. Other arrangements are also possible. For example, the student could work for the GMM project after finishing courses and comprehensive exams and remaining enrolled in a PhD program in the US as long as the dissertation topic overlaps with GMM. The field trips to China/Rwanda, conference travel, and research materials will be paid by the GMM project. Continue reading

U. of Amsterdam PhD and postdoc positions

I would like to draw the attention of the MCLC list subscribers to the following PhD and postdoc vacancies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in a new project on the rise of private museums in the Netherlands, United States, Brazil, Russia, India and China.

https://www.academictransfer.com/en/287064/two-phd-candidates-in-sociology/
https://www.academictransfer.com/en/287061/postdoctoral-researcher-in-sociology/

Kind regards,

Svetlana Kharchenkova

Assistant professor in sociology of China
The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies

UC Riverside position

The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, seeks part-time Chinese language lecturers to teach one section of Chinese 2 (First-year Chinese) and two sections of Chinese 3 (First-year Chinese) in Spring quarter 2020, pending enrollment and funding. (Spring Quarter instruction begins March 30, 2020 and ends June 12, 2020.)

Salary:

Present lecturer salary is approximately $7,047.52 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 accordance with Federal law, evidence of authorization to work in the United States. Continue reading

NUS positions

FACULTY POSITIONS, DEPARTMENT OF CHINESE STUDIES, NUS

  1. LECTURER (EDUCATOR TRACK)
  2. TENURE TRACK (OPEN RANK) IN TRANSLATION
  3. TENURE TRACK (OPEN RANK) IN CONTEMPORARY CHINA STUDIES

The Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore, is one of the leading institutions in the world in the fields of Chinese Studies and Chinese Language and a major centre in Southeast Asia. We invite applications for the following positions:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Educator Track) – The track aims to attract, nurture and retain suitably qualified and highly effective faculty members who approach teaching as scholarly practice and who therefore focus on and are passionate about excellence in teaching as a means of supporting student learning. The minimum academic qualification is a PhD in Chinese Studies, preferably with expertise in the history of China and Singapore studies.  A proven record of excellent teaching, creative pedagogical approaches for teaching first-year and/or large modules and an interest in pedagogical research will be an advantage.  The appointment will begin as soon as possible thereafter for an initial period of three years with the possibility of contract renewal subject to good performance, departmental teaching needs and continued relevance of the faculty member’s contributions.  The Educator Track scheme has clearly defined career progression to Senior Lecturer (term contract) and finally Associate Professor (open contract). Continue reading

Jing Daily positions

Ads for seven positions at Jing Daily, a digital publication on luxury consumer trends in China.

Jing Daily – Head of Sales (New York, NY)

https://www.businessoffashion.com/careers/jobs/sales/united-states/jing-daily/head-of-sales-11

Job Description

Jing Daily is looking for an entrepreneurial head of sales to oversee sales strategy in a time of rapid expansion. The main purpose of this position is to drive revenue growth and develop relationships with potential partners within the luxury landscape for events, content collaborations and creative solutions.

To succeed in this role you need to be an excellent, sales-minded communicator who loves sharing Jing Daily’s position as the leading voice for news on luxury in China with prospective clients. This is an exceptional opportunity to become part of an innovative, fast-moving company as we enter a period of expansion to further engage our community. Continue reading

UBC positions–two lectureships

UBC Asian Studies is currently accepting applications for two lecturer positions in Chinese Language and Literature. The two ads below are identical aside from the start date (one begins in January 2020 while the other is in September 2020).

University of British Columbia
Lecturer in Chinese Language and Literature

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for a Lecturer position in Chinese Language and Literature, commencing September 1, 2020.

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions. Continue reading

Bowdoin lecturer position

Chinese Language Lecturer (Bowdoin College)

The Asian Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applicants for the position of Lecturer in Chinese Language, to begin in July 2020. The initial appointment will be three years, contingent on successful review after the first year, with the possibility of additional renewal upon subsequent reviews. We seek candidates with native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English; at least an MA in Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, or related field; and substantial teaching experience at the college level in the United States. The successful candidate will teach a 3/2 annual course load at all levels of the language curriculum, as well as contribute to the Chinese Language Program by participating in Chinese language table, student advising, and other co-curricular activities. Bowdoin provides conference travel support as well as competitive internal funding for research and other professional development. Continue reading

U of Texas, Austin position

Description

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. Continue reading

York University position

Full Time Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream)
Discipline/Field: Chinese Language, Literature and Culture
Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, York University
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2020

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites applications for a teaching stream tenure track position in Chinese Language, Literature and Culture at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream to commence July 1, 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses and to provide creative educational leadership in enhancing teaching and learning through curricular and pedagogical innovation in the classroom and at the level of programs. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. Continue reading

U of Toronto position

Associate Professor / Professor – Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture, University of Toronto

Description

The Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in Chinese Thought and Culture at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The appointment is expected to commence on July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will also be eligible to be named the Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture. This endowed chair appointment would be for a five-year term and is renewable following a favourable review. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of East Asian Studies, the Department of Philosophy, or the Department of the Study of Religion (or hold a joint appointment in two of the three units).

Candidates must hold a PhD in East Asian Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or a closely related field and have demonstrated an exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching and experience in research supervision. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in one or more of these departments, relative to Chinese thought and culture. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program in areas covering Chinese philosophy, religion, and/or culture. Continue reading

Rhodes College position

Assistant Professor – Chinese Studies
Tenure Track
https://jobs.rhodes.edu/postings/3381

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese Studies to begin Fall of 2020. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on modern Chinese and/or Sinophone literature. Native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and English is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college and will be expected to maintain an active research program. Research will be supported by start-up funds. Possibilities for additional research support include summer research funds and travel funds. Collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist with several interdisciplinary programs, including Asian Studies, Film and Media Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, among others. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year from the following: basic and intermediate language courses, upper-level research and seminar courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and literature courses in translation. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies or a related field by July 2020. Continue reading

UC San Diego postdoc teaching fellow

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
University of California, San Diego

A combined Postdoctoral/Lecturer (50/50) position emphasizing new directions in language learning and language instruction research in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego is available beginning July 2020. Initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and funding availability. We encourage applicants who can combine their primary expertise in language pedagogy, language-learning in digitally mediated environments, technology-enhanced (TE) language course design with competences in cultural studies, cognitive science, translation studies, linguistics or related fields. Salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985). Continue reading

HKBU positions

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) seeks to be a leading research-led liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. The University has a student population of circa 12,000 and a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to the award of doctoral degrees.

School of Communication

The School of Communication of HKBU is a leading school of communication, journalism, and film  studies in the Asia-Pacific region. It comprises the Academy of Film, Department of Communication Studies and Department of Journalism, offering 20 programmes at sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels to circa 2,400 students. The dynamic academic environment entails Faculty members’ interdisciplinary collaboration across multiple fields of study. Under the University’s Talent-100 recruitment drive, the School now invites applicants to fill the following positions:

Academy of Film

  1. Film Studies – Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR0101/19-20)

The Academy is seeking scholars who can teach a range of subjects covering film theory and criticism, history of cinema, digital media and television while having an excellent track record in teaching, research and publication. Continue reading