NTU position

The Graduate Program in Translation and Interpretation (GPTI) at National Taiwan University (NTU) announces one full-time faculty position.

Initial appointment will begin on August 1, 2021.  For more information, please refer to the attachment or the following website: http://gpti.ntu.edu.tw/.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could share the news with your members.


Graduate Program in Translation and Interpretation
National Taiwan University
No. 1, Sec. 4, Roosevelt Road, Taipei 106, Taiwan
Tel: +886-2-33661582
Fax: +886-2-33661708
E-mail: ntutiprogram@ntu.edu.tw
FB: https://www.facebook.com/ntugpti/

U of Toronto (Scarborough) position

The University of Toronto (Scarborough), Department of Language Studies, is hiring a new tenure-stream (research) Assistant Professorship in English and Chinese Translation. Details of the post can be found here:


The deadline for all materials to be received by the University, including letters of recommendation, is 26 November 2020.

Please share widely with your networks and my appreciation in advance.


Christopher N. Payne, PhD
Associate Chair, English and Chinese Translation
University of Toronto (Scarborough)

Research Chair in HK Studies

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, is inviting applications for an appointment to a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Hong Kong Studies with a focus on literary, visual, and/or popular culture. This tenure-track/tenured position will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor and is expected to start on 1 July 2021.

Details for this position can be found on the Asian Studies website (https://asia.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/2020-canada-research-chair-tier-2-in-hong-kong-studies-cp/), but please note that Tier-2 Chairs are intended for “exceptional emerging scholars” who are generally within 10 years of having received their PhD. Please note also that, for this search, we will be considering only members of the following designated groups (all to be understood within the Canadian context): women, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and indigenous people.

Leo K. Shin
Chair, CRC-Hong Kong Studies Search
Associate Professor, History and Asian Studies
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Lingnan positions

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience.  The School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education for the wider society.  Applications are now invited for the following posts:

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (in Premodern and Modern Chinese Literature)
Department of Chinese
(Post Ref.: 20/223/MCLC)

The Department of Chinese (https://www.LN.edu.hk/chi/) offers courses at both bachelor and postgraduate levels. The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree programme includes areas of classical, modern and contemporary Chinese literature, Chinese language and linguistics, comparative literature and literary theories, as well as media, news and creative writing. The programme emphasizes multi-perspective literary studies as well as creative writing and communicative skills. Continue reading

Grinnell position


GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Chinese and Japanese invites applications for a three-term appointment at the rank of Instructor (M.A.) in Chinese beginning late-October 2020. Research and teaching interests might include, but are not limited to: Chinese language at all levels, Chinese Pedagogy, and Second Language Acquisition. The successful candidate will teach the lab sections of First-, Second-, and Third-Year Chinese.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by September 25, 2020. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Jin Feng, at [ChineseSearch@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-3173. Continue reading

Virginia Military Institute position

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Virginia Military Institute invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Chinese beginning 1 August 2021.


Tenure track appointment. Specialization open. Ph.D. in Chinese/East Asian Studies. The successful candidate will teach courses in language, literature and culture. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English required. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year and participate in academic advising, committee work, scholarship, and mentoring of undergraduate research. Faculty members at VMI wear uniforms and adhere to military customs, but military experience is not required.

Virginia Military Institute is a state-supported four-year undergraduate military college of liberal arts, engineering, and the sciences. It is located in the southern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Lexington, population 7,000, is also home to Washington and Lee University and offers a stimulating cultural atmosphere in a pleasant, rural setting. Continue reading

Georgetown lecturer position

Georgetown University
Lecturer for Modern Chinese Literature/Culture

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Georgetown University is seeking a lecturer for one 3-credit upper-level course on modern Chinese literature and/or culture to be conducted entirely in Chinese in the Fall semester. The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. or be ABD with specialization in modern Chinese literature or culture; previous college-level teaching in North America is preferred. The course will be taught online via Zoom (as will all of the department’s classes this fall). There is a strong likelihood that an additional course will be needed in the Spring semester. Please send a letter of application and CV (including courses previously taught), along with names and contact information for two references, to ealcft@gmail.com. Application review will begin immediately.

Dickinson visiting position

Dickinson College – Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language

The Department of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College invites applications for a visiting assistant professor position in Chinese language. The teaching load is six courses a year. Applicants should be prepared to teach Chinese at all levels. Prior experience in Chinese instruction at the university level is preferred, as is training in proficiency-oriented, task-based, and project-based teaching. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is required.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Please direct all questions about the position to: Shawn Bender, Search Committee Chair, at benders@dickinson.edu. Continue reading

HK International School position

We are partnering with Hong Kong International School to find the next Director of Chinese Studies and World Languages. An excellent opportunity for an educational leader in language acquisition and Chinese culture, the Director leads a team of Mandarin and World Language teachers across four divisions, serving 2,800 students from 40 nations. Designed as a second language learning program, Chinese Studies fully embraces the individual needs of a diverse range of students and their linguistic and cultural backgrounds. In partnership with the principals, the Director designs curriculum and professional development, supports faculty growth, and seeks continuous improvement. Here is the link to the position description: https://www.carneysandoe.com/assets/HKIS-Dir.-of-Chinese-Studies-5.12.pdf

We’re looking for an educational leader who is compassionate, collaborative, sensitive to cultural nuances, emotionally intelligent and excited by the challenge of working in a school that offers a rigorous American-style curriculum in an international and multi-cultural setting. If you know of someone who may be interested in and qualified for this position, we would certainly appreciate your recommendations.

Karen Whitaker| Search Consultant
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University of Botswana positions

Job openings in the beautiful country of Botswana!–Magnus Fiskesjo <magnus.fiskesjo@cornell.edu>

Lecturer–Chinese Studies Programme (2 positions)
Faculty of Humanities

The Chinese Studies Programme in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Botswana (UB) aims to produce graduates with a high level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese who are able to work in academic, public and private positions where extensive and expert knowledge of China is required. The Programme is currently seeking to recruit two (2) lecturers.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach Mandarin Chinese at all levels and courses on Chinese society and culture (taught in English) for the Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies Programme; (ii) undertake individual research or in collaboration with colleagues within or outside the Programme; (iii) contribute positively to the governance of the University, the professional development of the discipline and engagement of the community at local, national and international levels; and (iv) carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator and Chair. Continue reading

U of Sydney position

Exciting research and teaching opportunity in the Department of Chinese Studies
• Located at our Camperdown / Darlington campus
• Full-time continuing position (Academic Level B) and remuneration package$125,848 p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 
The Department of Chinese Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture, with specialisation in any discipline of China-related language or culture studies.
In this role you will:

• contribute to core units in the Chinese Studies major including developing and teaching Chinese language classes at different levels
• make an active contribution to interdisciplinary teaching by developing elective units for inclusion in at least one of the following majors: Chinese Studies, Asian Studies, International and Comparative Literature, and/or in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Translation in Practice) degree. Areas of focus should reflect the applicants’ area of expertise, highlighting the close link between interdisciplinary teaching and research encouraged within the School
• maintain a research profile compatible with the Department’s research programmes through publication and research grant application Continue reading

Florida International University position

The Asian Studies Program (ASP) at Florida International University (FIU) seeks to hire a new Program Director at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The areas of geographical focus and research specialty are open, but there is a strong preference for scholars in East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) studies and in the field of anthropology, geography, history, international relations, modern languages, politics, or religious studies.  Duties include serving as the primary administrator of a growing area studies program that offers B.A. and M.A. degrees with various tracks, certificates and minors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is engaged with diverse outreach and community-based projects. It is expected that the director will have a vigorous research agenda and be an excellent teacher of interdisciplinary courses in the field of Asian Studies.

Qualified candidates should possess a Ph.D. by the date of employment. A successful candidate must be a specialist but may work in any discipline or conduct comparative work. The position is tenured/tenure-track, with appointment at the rank and in ASP and the department commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to 520241 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of teaching evaluations, a statement of contribution to diversity, and a writing sample as a single PDF file. Candidates will send three names of references who may be requested to write a letter by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 3, 2020. Review will continue until position is filled.

Fairbank Center fellowships 2020-21

2020-21 Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.

This year the Fairbank Center is offering two fellowships to support postdoctoral participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on issues of science and technology in the making of modern China. This research group will be led by Professors Susan Greenhalgh (Anthropology), Victor Seow (History of Science), Arunabh Ghosh (History), and Ya-Wen Lei (Sociology).

A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required. Applicants must provide confirmation of successful completion of their Ph.D. by August 1, 2020 at the latest. Applicants may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. and must reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree recipients are not eligible. If you have not received your degree at the time of application, your dissertation adviser must submit the Adviser Confirmation Form by January 22, 2020.

Deadline: January 15, 2020
Fellowship Period: August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021
Total stipend: $60,000
Health insurance benefits and $1000 for scholarly activities will also be provided to each fellow. Continue reading

Macalester position

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese at Macalester College

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Macalester College announces an opening for a one-year (with potential for an additional year) visiting assistant professor position in Chinese Language and Culture. The appointment will begin September 1, 2020. This position is full time and benefits eligible.  The teaching load is five courses for the year. Applicants should possess expertise in Chinese literature or other disciplines related to China (These include but are not limited to Cultural Studies, Visual and/or Material Culture, Intellectual History, and Linguistics), have native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, and demonstrate ability and commitment to teach all levels of language in an inclusive liberal arts context.  A Ph.D. is preferred, although qualified ABDs will be considered. The teaching responsibilities will involve both language and literature/culture courses. Continue reading

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