U of Maryland lecturer position

POSITION: University of Maryland, Lecturer of Chinese Literature and Film

The University of Maryland, School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures seeks a lecturer to teach four Chinese literature and film courses for the 2022-2023 year. Salary is $25,500 and comes with benefits (health, dental, and more). The instructor has the flexibility to select specific topics of his/her interest. The courses that will be offered in the Fall are: CHIN418 Special Topics in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film and one course TBD. PhD or ABD preferred.

Please contact Andrew Schonebaum if interested.  Schone@umd.edu.

U of St. Gallen research fellowship

The Chair of Chinese Culture and Society, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of St.Gallen (HSG) explores contemporary trends in Chinese visual culture, media, literature and society. The Chair wishes to recruit a Research Fellow/Assistant in Chinese Studies (70%) to conduct innovative research, assist with teaching materials, and organise the Chair’s activities. The Chair welcomes applications from candidates with a PhD in Chinese Studies, or MA for PhD candidates near completion, whose expertise lies in visual arts, literature, cultural studies, media studies or history with a focus on China. The person appointed will dedicate most of their time to research and publish research findings, including two peer-reviewed journal articles co-authored with the Chair. They will organise and coordinate workshops, guest lectures and other academic activities. They will present at conferences with the Chair and work in a small team. Applicants must have native or near-native language skills in English and Mandarin Chinese and an excellent publication record. The position is open from 1 November 2022 for three years, with the possibility of renewal. Continue reading

U of Warwick position

The University of Warwick invites applications for a 3-year fixed-term post, 0.7 FTE, of Teaching Fellow in Chinese Translation and Transcultural Studies (teaching only) at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, to start in September 2022. The closing date for applications is fast approaching on 4 July 2022.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of teaching translation studies at higher education level; they will have a postgraduate qualification, and an excellent command of spoken and written Chinese and English. They will be expected to teach and supervise postgraduate students to a high standard, and to participate as appropriate in the administration of departmental and School-wide activities, with a particular focus on duties related to Overseas Admissions at PG level. They will be familiar with the UK postgraduate experience and prepared to support our lively and engaged body of postgraduate students both academically and as a personal tutor.

For further details and submitting an application please click here. Online interviews will be held on 14 July 2022.

Please contact Dr Mila Milani, Translation and Transcultural Studies Lead (School of Modern Languages and Cultures), m.milani@warwick.ac.uk if you have any questions or require more information.

Qian Liu
Assistant professor in translation and Chinese studies
School of Modern Languages and Cultures
University of Warwick

UC Davis lecturer position

Modern Chinese Literature/Culture (Dr. Michelle Yeh, search committee chair)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for the position of part-time Lecturer of Chinese literature. In particular, we are seeking a candidate who can teach upper-division courses on modern Chinese literature, culture, film, drama or popular culture (in English translation). The successful candidate will be assigned to teach two or more courses beginning in fall quarter of the 2022-2023 academic year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. This appointment is renewable contingent on departmental teaching needs. Anyone interested in applying can do so at via the Recruit application portal, https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04915. For inquiries, please contact Michelle Yeh at mmyeh@ucdavis.edu.

Columbia lecturer position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for a Lecturer in Discipline specializing in Chinese history, literature, or visual culture, to begin July 1, 2022. Eligible candidates must be early career scholars who have received the PhD degree between January 1, 2018 to June 1, 2022.

This is a full-time position, with the possibility of renewal for up to one year. The selected candidate will teach four courses in the 2022-2023 academic year, two in the fall and two in the spring. Courses will be assigned in consultation with the EALAC department chair and administration, and will include a minimum of two EALAC core curriculum courses such as “Introduction to East Asian Civilizations: China,” or “History of Modern China,” and/or “Introduction to Major Texts: East Asian.”

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. In addition to salary, this position is also eligible for Columbia University benefits. To apply, applicants should submit: Continue reading

Middlebury position

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture, Middlebury College, MIDDLEBURY, VT

The Greenberg-Starr Department of Chinese invites applicants for a tenure-track position in Chinese language, literature, and culture to begin in fall 2023. Candidates may be specialists in any historical era and any genre of Chinese literature or other form of Chinese cultural production, but priority will be given to candidates who can teach courses on 20th- and 21st-century Chinese literature and culture, including film, documentary film, digital media culture, Sinophone culture, and non-Han minority culture, as well as topical courses not confined to a single historical period. Candidates with experience and demonstrated success in teaching Chinese language, literature, and culture to undergraduate students are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants must have the Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2023. Appointment is expected to be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with the possibility of an accelerated tenure clock commensurate with previous experience. Exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor. Candidates must be committed to high quality undergraduate education, including Mandarin language education, and the mentoring of a diverse student population. Candidates must be willing to dedicate themselves to participation in a department with a tradition of teamwork and team teaching. Candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and English and be eager to teach both Chinese language courses and courses in English and in Chinese on Chinese literature and culture. The typical teaching load will be 2 fall semester courses and 2 spring semester courses plus 1 Winter Term course in every other year, with Winter Term off in the alternate year. When teaching in Winter Term, the new colleague will join the three- to four-instructor team that teaches our four-week intensive continuation of beginning Mandarin Chinese. In each fall and spring semester the new colleague will typically teach 1 Mandarin language course, most likely at the 3rd– or 4th-year level, and 1 course in English on Chinese literature and culture. In some semesters the new colleague may also be asked to teach a 1st– or 2nd-year Chinese Drill. The new colleague will have the opportunity to contribute to the college-wide curriculum, including the first-year seminar program and the programs in Comparative Literature and Literary Studies, and will have the opportunity to propose courses to be cross-listed with other departments and programs, including, for example, Film & Media Culture, and Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies. The Greenberg-Starr Department of Chinese has an endowed enrichment budget that provides each member of its faculty with a yearly professional development stipend. This budget also provides support for cocurricular activities and program-building initiatives. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching, potential for excellence in scholarship, and the ability to innovate in the design and teaching of courses both in English and in Chinese. Continue reading

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool position

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University position
Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Translation and Interpreting

The Department of Translation and Interpreting at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is opening a position of full-time Lecturer/Assistant Professor/Associate Professor in Translation and Interpreting.

The successful applicants for the advertised positions will be expected to coordinate and deliver modules in the fields of translation and interpreting studies; to supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; to contribute to the further development of a high-quality curriculum and assessment practices in the department; to produce high quality research and publications of international excellence; and to participate in the administration and development of the Department of Translation and Interpreting, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, or the University. Successful applicants to more senior professorial ranks are expected to also provide leadership at departmental, school and university levels in teaching, research, and service. Continue reading

University of Buffalo position

Clinical Assistant Professor, Chinese Language, University at Buffalo

The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is seeking a full-time, Clinical Assistant Professor, Chinese Language, for a 10-month (academic-year commitment), non-tenure track position with an initial three-year appointment with possible renewal, contingent on performance, department need, and availability of funding.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, possibly including a content course (e.g., in Chinese linguistics or culture), and providing administrative direction to the Chinese Language Program, including tasks such as hiring additional instructional faculty, training and supervising graduate and undergraduate student teaching assistants and other instructors, conducting placement tests, and curriculum development. There is no research obligation for this position, and there is potential for promotion to clinical associate professor. The position offers competitive faculty salary and state employee benefits.

The successful candidate must be able to regularly teach in-person classes on the University at Buffalo campus beginning Fall 2022. Review of applications will begin on May 31, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. More detailed information about the position, including minimum qualifications, can be found in the UBJobs posting. Please direct questions to Jeff Good (jcgood@buffalo.edu).

CUHK position

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor
Department of Chinese Language and Literature
Chinese University of Hong Kong
Closing Date: May 31, 2022

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature is in the Faculty of Arts that offers diversified programmes including the undergraduate and the postgraduate programmes. There has been a clear position of the Department that sets a foothold in Asia with a global vision, aiming at combining tradition with modernity and promoting traditional culture while also keeping pace with the progress of the times.

The Department is now inviting applications for the post of Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in the area of modern Chinese literature. Applicants with research interests in the global Chinese literature, transcultural studies, or media studies including films, performing arts, and audio-visual culture are particularly preferred. Further information about the Department is available at http://www.chi.cuhk.edu.hk/. Continue reading

Duke post-doc

Post-Doc position in modern Chinese Cultural Studies

The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University invites applications for a post-doctoral position in modern Chinese Cultural Studies. This position is a one-year appointment that begins August 1, 2022. The appointee is expected to (a) teach three courses a year, (b) conduct research contributing to a monograph and/or a series of peer-reviewed articles and (c) participate in scholarly events and activities in the department.  Applicants specializing in modern/contemporary China, Greater China, and the global Chinese diaspora are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to applicants with expertise in literature, film, cultural studies, and/or gender and sexuality studies. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence, to conduct research in Duke’s library and archival collections, and to work on their publication portfolio, either a series of articles or a book manuscript. The successful candidate will have completed their Ph.D. between January 1, 2020 and August 1, 2022, and will have a solid record or research and teaching in the field.

To be assured of consideration, please submit an application by May 15th, 2022, consisting of 1) a current cv; 2) a letter of application detailing research interests and teaching experience; 3) a portfolio including writing samples and sample syllabi; 4) the names of three academic references. Applications and letters of recommendation should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/21595). Additional information may be obtained from the Chinese Cultural Studies Post-Doc Search Committee at amesdept@duke.edu Continue reading

UBC Cantonese lectureship

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, is inviting applications for a lecturer position in Cantonese language and culture, to commence on September 1, 2022. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position for an initial term of up to three years. The position is renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service.

The Lecturer in Cantonese Language and Culture will join a department (asia.ubc.ca) with a stellar reputation for its teaching and research of Asia as well as a vibrant community of teacher-scholars associated with the UBC Cantonese Language Program (cantonese.arts.ubc.ca) and the UBC Hong Kong Studies Initiative (hksi.ubc.ca).

Details for this position can be found on the Asian Studies website (https://asia.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/lecturer-in-cantonese-language-and-culture/). Deadline for applications is 18 April 2022.

Leo Shin
Chair, Cantonese Language and Culture Search
Associate Professor, History and Asian Studies
The University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Washington and Lee visiting position

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature (2022)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Washington and Lee University invites application for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Literature, beginning July 1, 2022. This position carries a six-course teaching load distributed over Fall and Winter terms (12 weeks each) and the university’s signature 4-week Spring Term. A successful candidate will contribute to the diverse and inclusive undergraduate curriculum in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures through teaching and service.

Founded in 1749 and located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Washington and Lee University offers a unique academic setting of arts and sciences, commerce and law, and is consistently ranked in the top tier of liberal arts colleges.

W&L promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia. Continue reading

Iowa State lecturer position

Lecturer of Chinese at Iowa State University

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University is seeking a Lecturer to teach six courses annually in introductory through advanced Chinese language, literature, and culture, with the possibility of renewal. This position will also have the opportunity to participate fully in the scholarly and professional life of the department. The successful candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively in English with students, faculty, and staff.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.A. in Chinese or related field
  • Evidence of successful stand-alone Chinese language teaching experience at beginning, intermediate, or advanced levels
  • Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese

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Postdoc in Chinese Performance Cultures

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Performance Cultures

The East Asian Languages and Cultures and Performing Arts Departments at Washington University in St. Louis seek to fill a postdoctoral appointment to begin in the fall semester of the 2022-23 academic year in the field of Sinophone performance cultures or popular cultures, including the Republic of China in Taiwan, People’s Republic of China, and the Chinese diaspora.  We are particularly interested in scholars who have training in drama, dance, or film. Candidates who can teach practice skills (e.g., sheng, dan, jing, and chou roles in Beijing opera, Tai Chi or other martial arts, etc.) are especially encouraged to apply. The responsibilities of this appointment include teaching a two-semester first-year seminar in our Ampersand program (which includes a trip to Taiwan), as well as a third course related to the candidate’s research. Fellows are expected to participate fully in the intellectual lives of the two departments as appropriate to their research interests.  They are also expected to conduct their own scholarly research with mentoring available from faculty in both departments.

Applications must include:  a letter of interest describing the applicant’s scholarly qualifications and research goals for the postdoctoral period; a curriculum vitae; a published article or dissertation chapter; a documented record of teaching evaluations; and three (3) letters of recommendation.

All materials should be uploaded to Interfolio:  http://apply.interfolio.com/102515 Continue reading