Leiden University position

POSITION: University Lecturer Digital China, Leiden University
Via: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/vacancies/2021/q4/21-585-10083-university-lecturer-digital-china
Deadline: 14 December 2021

The faculty of Humanities, Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS) is looking for a University Lecturer Digital China (1,00 FTE)
Vacancy number: 21-585 10083

The Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime University Lectureship in digital China. As University Lecturer, you will hold a position within the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies (LIAS), which has the ambition to be a leading centre for the study of digital China. Your expertise will complement the existing portfolio at Leiden in pursuit of that goal. In addition to conducting research, you will teach courses in the institute’s relevant BA programmes, the newly established undergraduate minor in disinformation studies, and the (Res)MA Asian Studies and MA International Relations. You will supervise BA and MA theses in all these programmes.

We invite applications from scholars with a strong background in humanities and social science research and teaching, with a focus on area studies and the digital processes that shape the Chinese-speaking world. In your research, you should demonstrate an ability to combine methodological approaches ranging from qualitative to computational research techniques and integrate such approaches with an emphasis on area studies, driven by linguistic knowledge, cultural and historical expertise, and a general curiosity for diverse human interactions in digital spaces. You should be able to communicate this focus to a wide audience and should demonstrate an ability to engage with students and colleagues of Asian studies more broadly, including pre-20th century humanities. Continue reading

Fordham position

Fordham University, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies
For details, see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=62414

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Fordham University (New York City) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies to be based primarily at Fordham’s Lincoln Center campus, beginning Fall 2022. We have particular interest in candidates working in political science or social science fields such as international studies with a primary focus on China. Potential areas of expertise may include: politics and political economy of China and their global implications, political philosophy, comparative politics, environmental politics and policy, social care practices, international relations, international security, peace and conflict studies. We will also consider candidates in the field of modern or contemporary Chinese history. The applicant’s research must be interdisciplinary, demonstrate a transnational approach to the study of China, and show a commitment to a non-Eurocentric methodology.

Contact: apply.interfolio.com/97896
Website: http://fordham.edu/MLL
Posting Date:  11/05/2021
Closing Date: 02/03/2022

Posted by: Yiju Huang

UC Riverside position

Comparative Literature and Languages
Position: Lecturer in Chinese Language
Starting Date: The first day of Fall quarter is September 19, 2022.

Salary: Based on 100% annual salary of $56,945 (pending final budget approval) Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.
*** These positions are contingent upon availability of funding ***
*** All appointments are contingent upon the appointee being able to provide, in accord with Federal law, evidence ofauthorization to work in the United States ***


Minimum requirements are an M.A. in Chinese language pedagogy, teaching Chinese as a foreign language, Chinese linguistics, or a closely related area; Applicants holding a Ph.D., or who are ABD (while also holding an M.A.), are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates who have native fluency in Mandarin Chinese, a very good command of English; comprehensive understanding of the linguistic properties of Mandarin Chinese; familiarity with teaching methodologies and technologies; ability to teach all levels of Mandarin Chinese both independently and in a team; experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching Mandarin Chinese autonomously at the college level in the U.S. Priority will also be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Chinese language at an American university. Supervisory experience is also preferred. Continue reading

Georgia Tech part-time position

The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks a part-time Lecturer in Chinese for the Spring 2022 semester, with the possibility of continuation beyond. This lecturer will teach one course: CHIN 1002 MWF 11:00-11:50am. This course is offered to GT students and will be offered online. The course will run Monday, January 10, 2022 until Monday, April 25, 2022, with final exams in the first week of May.

Applicants should have native or near native Chinese proficiency (Mandarin). A Master’s or doctoral degree in Chinese language, literature, linguistics or cultural studies is required. Experience at the collegiate level and with video or online instruction and design is recommended.

This position is expected to pay $2,000 per credit hour.

Applicants should submit a letter of application and a CV by Monday November 15, 2021 via email to Dr. Paul Foster (pf40@gatech.edu) and Ms. Fariah Majmundar (fariah@gatech.edu). Finalist candidates will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation that can attest to the applicant’s instructional abilities and expertise by November 19, 2022.  A successfully completed background check and official degree transcripts are required for employment.

U of Maryland position

Assistant Professor in Sinophone Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Maryland, College Park, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sinophone Cinema and Media Studies beginning Fall 2022. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Program in Cinema and Media Studies. Qualified candidates will demonstrate recognized potential for excellence in scholarship, as well as interest and experience in teaching a wide range of courses in Chinese language and literature, modern Chinese culture and intellectual history, and film history and theory. Native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin and English is required. PhD must be in hand at time of employment.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year (two in East Asian Languages and Cultures and two in Cinema and Media Studies) and to contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives in SLLC and across the university. The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Candidates should show a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population; candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students and who can contribute to a climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Individuals from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

For full consideration, applicants should submit: a cover letter, CV, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy plus a sample syllabus, a representative writing sample in English of no more than 20 pages, and the names and contact information for three references who may be contacted for confidential letters of recommendation. All materials must be uploaded to the University of Maryland web-based employment application (eTerp) system at https://ejobs.umd.edu by the application deadline of November 22, 2021. This search is contingent upon the availability of funds.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Posted by: Chanel A.Briscoe <chanel@umd.edu>

Huron University College position

Probationary Position – Tenure-Track Appointment (Chinese Culture)

The Department of French and Asian Studies at Huron University College invites applications for a full-time probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant professor, commencing July 1, 2022, subject to final budgetary approval. The successful applicant is expected to teach or design an advanced-level Chinese language course for professional purposes, as well as courses in modern and contemporary Chinese culture. Experience and interest in developing experiential learning opportunities for the Chinese program would be an asset.

Candidates for the position will have obtained a relevant PhD by the starting date, an excellent command of both English and Chinese languages, and a clear and verifiable record of success in teaching in both languages at the undergraduate level to a diverse student body. They are also expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in enhancing the academic strength of the department and college.

To apply, please send (by email) a letter of application, including a summary of their teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and a pedagogical dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of successful teaching, and three sample course plans), and contact information for three references to: Dr. Yan Lu, Coordinator, Chinese Program, Department of French and Asian Studies, Huron University College E: ylu669@uwo.ca W: huronatwestern.ca

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, December 31, 2021 at 11:59pm.

For more information about this position, please visit https://huronatwestern.ca/job-board/probationary-position-tenure-track-appointment-chinese-culture/

Posted by: Yan Lu <ylu669@uwo.ca>

Ca’ Foscari University position

Job Announcement: Chinese Ecolinguistics at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice!

The Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca’ Foscari University is hiring a researcher/assistant professor in ecolinguistics for a three years position (2022-2025). The research project to be carried out by the selected applicant is entitled Ecolinguistics for Green Transitions – China Focus. We are looking for applicants with expertise in Chinese linguistics, preferably with research experience in ecolinguistics and sociolinguistics. The researcher will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of scholars and ARB Spa Sustainability Consulting in designing a toolkit to explore the role of language in shaping visions for sustainable futures.

Please find the link to the English-language version of the call below: https://apps.unive.it/…/download/concorsi/61669a9ba2889 The link for submitting online applications (look for “Online application form[ENG]”) can be found here: https://www.unive.it/data/38002/?id=2021-UNVE000-0110316

The deadline for application is October 28!

Posted by: Beatrice Gallelli beatrice.gallelli@unive.it

English to Chinese translator needed

Dear All,

We are still looking for a few more scholars to translate introductory notes from English to Chinese. The book is on traditional Chinese literature, and it is in English. We are working on a Chinese version of the book. If you would like to contribute, for each passage, you need to help find the original Chinese text according to the English translation, and then translate the English introductory notes and footnotes into Chinese. If you are interested, please contact me at liyan.shen@outlook.com for more information.

Liyan Shen

UNLV position

Assistant Professor in Residence, Chinese

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a full-time, renewable, non-tenure track faculty position in Chinese at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load, with a mix of lower- and upper-division Chinese courses based on department needs. The expected start date is July 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching university-level Chinese language and topical courses, a strong commitment to pedagogy and student success, and a willingness to make significant contributions to the program’s growth through active service. The candidate’s research expertise is open.

This position requires a Ph.D. in Chinese or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university, native or near-native proficiency in both Mandarin Chinese and English, and a documented record of excellent undergraduate teaching. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.

For more information about the position and the application procedures, please visit this link.

Posted by Ying Bao <ying.bao@unlv.edu>

UNC position


The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (http://asianstudies.unc.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Modern Chinese and Sinophone Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 1, 2022.

Candidate should have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) granted, or nearly completed in modern Chinese and Sinophone studies, Chinese language and literature, cultural studies, or a related field. Hired candidates with a doctorate can anticipate an initial appointment of Assistant Professor. Hired candidates with a doctorate nearly completed can anticipate an initial appointment of Instructor. We welcome candidates with specializations in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, or the broader Sinophone world. Duties will include teaching, research, and service. The Department seeks a promising scholar and teacher who will actively contribute to the intellectual mission of a research institution; a commitment to scholarly research and service to the university and the field is expected. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese and be prepared to teach specialized courses in modern Chinese and Sinophone studies at the graduate and undergraduate level, as well as upper-level language courses. Participation in the continued development of the Department’s program in Chinese studies is expected. Ability to work with diverse students and engender a climate that embodies diversity in all its forms is considered.

Qualified applicants should submit an online application at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/199882.  Application materials should include a letter detailing research and teaching interests, CV, sample syllabi (if available), and a writing sample. Applicants will be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references, who will be emailed instructions to upload their letters of recommendation. Continue reading

Tulane position

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Transnational Asian Humanities
Tulane University: School of Liberal Arts: Interdisciplinary Programs: Asian Studies
New Orleans, LA, USA
Open Date: Aug 11, 2021
Deadline: Oct 14, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Program for Asian Studies at Tulane University seeks to hire an assistant professor (tenure-track) specializing in transnational Asian humanities, with a starting date of July 1, 2022.  We are especially interested in scholars whose work engages themes related to empire, power, and the construction of social identities. The time period of specialization is open.

This position will be a joint appointment in Asian Studies and either Art History, English, or Communication, with preference given to scholars engaging literary, visual, material, and media cultures. Teaching will include lecture courses and seminars for undergraduate and graduate students in the area of specialty. The teaching load is 2-2 with courses cross-listed between Asian Studies and the relevant department.

Asian Studies at Tulane

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program which draws faculty from across the School of Liberal Arts. The School offers a generous sabbatical policy and support for research and professional travel and a commitment to a global, liberal arts education. Our faculty enjoys a collegial environment, flexibility in course offerings, accomplished and engaged students, and small class sizes. We offer strong language programs in Chinese and Japanese. Continue reading

Georgetown position

Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, Georgetown University

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures in Georgetown College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture, to start in Fall 2022. PhD in relevant field required by time of appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate an innovative research agenda, ability to help move the department forward with imagination and vision, ability to engage with the broader academic community, and a devotion to delivering sophisticated, accessible, and effective teaching to undergraduate and graduate students within and beyond the department. Candidates should be able to teach a range of courses evoking the richness and diversity of modern Sinophone literature and culture, including introductory courses in English and advanced undergraduate topical courses taught in Chinese. Independent teaching experience in those areas is a plus; ability to teach classes on film, contemporary digital culture, and/or modern East Asia more broadly is also welcome. Native or near-native proficiency in English and Chinese is required. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Please send application letter, CV, brief statement of teaching philosophy and interests, and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/95206. Application review will begin October 25th.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798.

Pomona position

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures (ALL) at Pomona College, which consists of a Chinese and Japanese program, invites applications for a tenure-track position in either modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture or Chinese linguistics to begin July 2022. Applicants must have native or near- native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. This position carries a 2/2 teaching load, including three language courses and a course taught in English in the candidate’s area of specialization. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants with training in literature, film, popular culture, art, or linguistics.

Please upload the following application materials to academicjobsonline.org: (a) letter of application describing research and teaching interests, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) graduate transcript(s), (d) three brief statements – one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship including your future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, (e) teaching evaluations, and (f) three letters of recommendation. Please address queries other than applications to the search committee chair, Eileen J. Cheng (eileen.cheng@pomona.edu). Priority will be given to applications received by November 1, 2021, at which time review of applicant files will begin; applications may be accepted until the position is filled. Continue reading

NYU Shanghai–two positions

Tenured/Tenure-track Position in Global China Studies, Media Anthropology

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Media Anthropology in the University’s Global China Studies Program, starting Fall 2022. The Global China Studies program is a 4-year undergraduate major at NYU Shanghai that provides students with an intellectual foundation in Chinese history, language and society. Beyond the scope of conventional area studies, this innovative interdisciplinary major allows students to cultivate critical skills and up-to-date knowledge about China. It aims at deepening their understanding of China’s interactions with the wider world as well as comprehending the trends within China, at individual, societal, state, and global levels, and in the context of socio-economic, religious, cultural, and political transformations.

We seek candidates who have completed a Ph.D. (or will finish a Ph.D. at the start of their appointment in Fall 2022) in anthropology, media and communication studies, or a closely related discipline. Their research profile and agenda should include a focus on China. We invite applications from candidates specialized in methodologically innovative ethnographic, interpretive methods with broad research topics. We have special interest in those with expertise in digital media, cultural institutions, urbanism, and/or media and cyber infrastructure. We expect the candidate’s main research field to be contemporary China, but historical perspectives and analysis could also be part of teaching and research plans.

The selected candidate is expected to teach undergraduate foundation courses that serve the University’s core curriculum on China, seminar courses that advance research and analytical skills on topics related to China, and supervise senior capstone thesis. The candidate will also engage in campus-wide research initiatives, student activities and service work. Continue reading

U Penn position

Modern Chinese and Sinophone Literatures

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern Chinese and Sinophone literatures (broadly defined) to begin July 1, 2022.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in hand by the time of the appointment. “Modern” is defined as roughly 1700 to the present. We welcome candidates with specializations in mainland China (including minority literatures), Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the broader Sinophone world. Applicants should possess a record of promising, innovative scholarship, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Interest in collaboration with authors and/or critics, and in interaction with Penn’s Chinese language program is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introduction to Chinese civilization course on rotation, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization.

Review of applications will begin on November 23, 2021. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching statement, one article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference through http://apply.interfolio.com/94117; we will request additional teaching materials and writing sample(s) from candidates who advance in the search process.

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence, and to creating a more diverse and inclusive faculty (for more information: https://almanac.upenn.edu/archive/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html).