Syracuse visiting position

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at Syracuse University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Language, Literature, Film, and Culture, beginning August 20, 2018, to replace a faculty member on leave. The successful candidate will teach three courses per semester, including CHI 401 in fall and CHI 402 in spring (Advanced Chinese Language I and II), one class each semester in Chinese literature, film, or culture (taught in English), and one class each semester in beginning or intermediate-level Chinese language. Additional responsibilities include working with the Chinese Language Coordinator to advise students interested in pursuing the Chinese Language Minor.

A Ph.D. in Chinese or Chinese Studies or related field required and experience in teaching university-level Mandarin instruction also required.

For a detailed position description and online application instructions, please go to http://www.sujobopps.com/postings/75025 and attach a current CV, cover letter, names and email addresses of three professional referees to provide letters of recommendation, and evaluations of two recent courses taught. Continue reading

Uni Göttingen fellowship

Post- or Pre-Doctoral Research and Teaching Fellow

Institution: Sociology Institute and Center for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS) (ID 13554) Contact Person: Prof. Sarah Eaton

The Sociology Institute and Center for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS) at the Georg-August-University Göttingen are seeking to fill an open three-year position connected to chair of the Professor of Modern Chinese Society and Economy (Sarah Eaton). The earliest possible start date for this full-time position (currently 39.8 hours/week) is 01.08.2018. This position will be remunerated at the salary group 13 TV-L level.

The successful candidate will be actively involved in research, teaching and administrative duties at the university. Applications are welcome from candidates with training in Politics, Sociology or Economics and a strong regional focus on contemporary China. Applications from degree-holders in East Asian or Chinese Studies/Sinology are also encouraged. The position is open to both post-doctoral applicants and doctoral students. The successful applicant must have excellent organizational skills and research abilities. A thorough grounding in the study of Chinese economy and/or politics, fluency in English and German as well as relevant language skills in Chinese is also expected. Prior teaching experience as well a record of publications is also desired. Continue reading

Academia Sinica position

Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica position

Submission Deadline: September 15, 2018

  1. Position: Researcher (open rank Research Fellow, Associate Research Fellow, or Assistant Research Fellow).
  2. Field: Modern history.
  3. Qualifications:
    • Ph.D.(Taiwan or foreign). Applicants who have passed their final oral defense of doctoral dissertation are encouraged to apply.
    • Good comprehension of Chinese is required.
    • Under the applying Act, this position is not open to the P.R.O.C. citizens. Continue reading

U of Amsterdam postdoc: Imagining the Rural

Three-year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Amsterdam: “Imagining the Rural in Contemporary Chinese Culture”.

Application deadline 17 June 2018.
Full information:
http://www.uva.nl/shared-content/uva/en/vacancies/2018/05/18-288-postdoctoral-researcher-imagining-the-rural-in-contemporary-chinese-culture.html

Key passage from the job description:

Using a distinctive humanities approach, the RURAL IMAGINATIONS research project examines prominent cultural imaginations of the rural in film, television and literature in the UK, US, Netherlands, China and South Africa, asking: Continue reading

Banting doctoral fellowship

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship – Seeking Applicants

I am seeking potential applicants for the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship, a two-year grant with a $70,000 CAD per year stipend (healthcare included in Canada). The Banting Fellowship is the most prestigious postdoctoral award in Canada. Both Canadians and non-Canadians are eligible. Residency would be at the University of Alberta for two years. Potential candidates must be outstanding scholars who have obtained the PhD between September 15, 2015 and Fall, 2018. My topic priorities for consideration of candidates are as follows, in rank order:

  • Contemporary Chinese Poetry
  • Sinophone Literature
  • Anthropological Approaches to Chinese Literature and/or Cinema

Final selection is highly competitive, and I am thus seeking truly outstanding candidates for the competition. Please contact me directly by email if you are interested in this possibility: Christopher Lupke, Chair, East Asian Studies, University of Alberta

Christopher Lupke <lupke@ualberta.ca>

Université libre de Bruxelles doctoral fellowship

Doctoral Position at the Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

EASt, Research centre on East Asia at the Maison des Sciences Humaines of the Université libre de Bruxelles (MSH-ULB), seeks to hire one doctoral research fellow starting from October 2018. The doctoral thesis will be prepared under joint supervision with Waseda University (Japan).

Deadline : 15th of May 2018

More detailed information here:

http://msh.ulb.ac.be/22032018-east-opens-one-doctoral-position/

Posted by: Vanessa Frangville <vanessafrangville@gmail.com>

Duke position

The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina invites applications for a one year, non-renewable position of a visiting instructor/visiting assistant professor in Chinese literature/culture/film for AY 2018-2019. The appointee is expected to (a) teach two undergraduate courses in the fall and three courses (including one graduate one) in the spring, and (b) to participate in scholarly events and activities in the department.

Applicants should (i) have a PhD degree in Chinese literature/film/cultural studies or a related field; (ii) be capable of teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in modern and contemporary Chinese literature/culture/film; and (iii) be proficient in English and Chinese.

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample course syllabi, and the names and contact information for two references to the department chair, Hae-Young Kim (haeyoung@duke.edu). The review will begin on April 15 until the position is filled.

Colgate visiting position

One-year Visiting Position in Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture, Colgate University

Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture Colgate University. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a one-year position in Chinese at the level of visiting assistant professor, beginning fall semester 2018. A Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after date of hire and native or near native command of both Chinese and English are required. The area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Chinese language courses at all levels, a course on Chinese literature in translation, and a course in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The teaching load is five courses for the year. Salary and benefits are competitive. Please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11007. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. All applicants should speak directly to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin April 10, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at www.upstatenyherc.org. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Posted by: John A.Crespi <jcrespi@colgate.edu>

UC San Diego postdocs

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellows

Two Postdoctoral/Lecturer positions emphasizing new directions in language learning and language instruction research in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego are available beginning July 2018. Initial appointments 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. Ethnographic approaches to language learning and language research are also welcome. 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

Seeking scholarly advisor for In Memoriam: Liu Xiaobo

Layman Poupard Publishing seeks a scholarly advisor for a memorial entry on Liu Xiaobo to be included in the Contemporary Literary Criticism Yearbook 2017, which will be published by Gale in September.

Advisors will be asked to recommend previously published scholarly essays on Liu Xiaobo and to summarize critical trends on his work. They will also vet a 1500-word background essay and a primary works checklist.

Advisors will be credited in print and paid an honorarium. Academic affiliation is required.

Interested parties should contact Cindi Barton at  info@lpppub.com.

For more information about Layman Poupard Publishing and the Literature Criticism series visit http://www.lpppub.com.

Politics of Reading postdocs and PhD positions

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to alert you to one Post-Doc and three PhD positions open in Freiburg (start date: June / September this year). Would you be so kind to circulate these among your students / colleagues?

As it will take a couple of days until the offer will be online on the system in Freiburg, I am pre-circulating now. Inquiries about the jobs may be addressed to me directly.

Thanks for your support and best regards,

Lena (Henningsen) <Lena.Henningsen@sinologie.uni-freiburg.de>

(1) Post-Doctoral Researcher in the ERC funded research project The Politics of Reading in the People’s Republic of China (READCHINA)

Full position, 5 years (2 + 3 years, TV-L 13); starting date: 1 June, 2018

The ERC Project “The Politics of Reading in the People’s Republic of China (READCHINA)” investigates the politics and practices of reading in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), their interpretation and their impact on social and intellectual change. The main objective of the study is a reinvestigation of literary history and cultural policy of the PRC from the perspective of the ordinary reader. This grassroots approach means turning away from the established focus on authors and the political context. Instead, READCHINA will investigate the social conditions under which texts were read, what influences this had on the lives of individuals, on social, intellectual and literary change in China, and on the modes of production, distribution and consumption of literature. Continue reading

Dartmouth senior lecturer position

Senior Lecturer in Chinese, Dartmouth College

The Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program (ASCL) invites applicants for a replacement position at the Senior Lecturer rank in Chinese Language for the academic year 2018-2019. Appointment will become effective July 1, 2018, with teaching duties beginning in September 2018. Applicants for this position must have native or near native proficiency in Modern Standard Mandarin Chinese and English, and experience teaching university/college-level Chinese within a classroom setting. A candidate possessing the ability to incorporate new technologies and pedagogical approaches into language teaching and course design is highly desirable. Pending student demand and ASCL resources, the position may be extended into the subsequent year/s. Applicants must possess a MA degree; a Ph.D. is preferable. The degree should be in Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language or a related field.

The successful candidate will teach five language courses over a period of three academic terms (i.e., fall, winter, and spring). Continue reading

BU visiting position

Visiting Assistant Professor position in Chinese Lit. at Boston University

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10781

The Department of World Languages & Literatures (WLL) invites applications for a one-year non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor position in Chinese literature for the 2018-2019 academic year beginning on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have a PhD in hand with a specialty in premodern Chinese Literature before 1911.

We expect a publishing record, significant teaching experience, and a willingness to participate actively in student advising. In addition, we look forward to having a scholar on campus who can actively contribute to and benefit from the intellectual life of the Department. The position involves teaching two courses each semester,at least two of which may be of the candidate’s own design. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2018. Continue reading

Berkeley program director position

Program Director, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley

https://jobsprod.is.berkeley.edu/psc/jobsprod/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_HM_PRE&Action=A&SiteId=1&

About Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world. Berkeley’s culture of openness, freedom and acceptance—academic and artistic, political and cultural—make it a very special place for students, faculty and staff.

Berkeley is committed to hiring and developing staff who want to work in a high performing culture that supports the outstanding work of our faculty and students. In deciding whether to apply for a staff position at Berkeley, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the alignment of the Berkeley Workplace Culture with their potential for success at http://jobs.berkeley.edu/why-berkeley.html.

The First Review Date for this job is: February 6, 2018. Continue reading

University of Hong Kong position

The University of Hong Kong

Founded in 1911, the University of Hong Kong is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in teaching and research, and has been at the international forefront of academic scholarship for many years. The University has a comprehensive range of study programmes and research disciplines spread across 10 faculties and over 140 academic departments and institutes/centres. There are over 28,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students who are recruited globally, and more than 2,000 members of academic and academic-related staff coming from multi-cultural backgrounds, many of whom are internationally renowned.

Tenure-Track Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature in the School of Chinese (Ref.: 201701737)

Applications are invited for tenure-track appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature in the School of Chinese, to commence on September 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract. Continue reading