UC Riverside position

Position: Lecturer in Chinese Literature and Culture
Department of Comparative Literature and Languages
University of California, Riverside

Starting Date: The first day of Spring quarter is March 27, 2024.
Salary: Based on 100% annual salary of $66,259. Approximately $8,282.37 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 accord with Federal law, evidence of authorization to work in the United States  This position is contingent on funding and enrollment ***


Minimum requirements are an MA in Chinese Literature and Culture or a related field. Applicants holding a Ph.D. or who are ABD (with MA) are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates with native or near-native fluency in English, expertise in premodern Chinese literature and culture, and experience and success in teaching Chinese Literature and Culture at an American university. Additional ability and experience in teaching modern Chinese literature and culture are also preferred.


Duties consist in the instruction of 2 courses on Chinese Literature and Culture in Spring 2024:

CHN, AST 40/CPLT 41, “Masterworks of Chinese Literature” (This course is taught in English and emphasizes the premodern period)

CHN/AST 118E, “Masterworks of Chinese Literature: The Ancient Times Through the Early Imperial Dynasties” (This course is taught in English) Continue reading

St Andrews position

The University of St Andrews is seeking to recruit a Lecturer in Chinese Studies (Education Focused). The position is available for a period of one year to cover staff leave.

The full advertisement can be found here:


Informal enquiries may be directed to either the Head of the Department of Chinese, Professor Gregory Lee (chinesehod@st-andrews.ac.uk) or the Head of School, Professor Nicki Hitchcott (langshos@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Posted by: Keru Cai <kc244@st-andrews.ac.uk>

ChinaComx doctoral positions

Call for Applications for ChinaComx

The Institute for Chinese Studies at Heidelberg University (Center for Asian and Transcultural Studies) invites applications for three PhD positions within the framework of the ERC funded research project “Comics Culture in the People’s Republic of China (ChinaComx)” to start in September 2024.

ChinaComx investigates the intellectual, political, social, historical, and transcultural dimensions of a medium still heavily understudied: lianhuanhua, literally “linked images” 连环画. It studies them as a medium from the People’s Republic of China and its place within the larger Chinese and global comics culture. Studying the conditions of comic art’s production, distribution and consumption, the project sheds light on how comics contribute to the project of nation building, to the creation of a new socialist human and to the continued legitimacy of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). In addition, it investigates how these at times highly propagandistic texts were read by ordinary citizens—and how, at the same time, lianhuanhua were one of the most popular reading materials presenting stories loved by children and adults alike. In providing more knowledge about comic culture from China and in contributing to theoretical debates, ChinaComx aims to delineate the term “lianhuanhua” as a distinct genre and area of academic research that bears specific characteristics, being embedded in a particular context of origin, yet, changing across time and space as Japanese manga, Korean manhwa or Franco-Belgian bandes desinnées.

Your tasks:

  • Conceptualization and execution of a doctoral project within one of the three focus areas delineated below
  • Active participation in the joint activities of the project (including seminars and workshops, joint writing projects and translations; (digital) exhibitions)

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Macalester visiting position

Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Chinese Language and Culture (2024-2025)

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Macalester College seeks to hire a one-year visiting assistant professor in Chinese language and culture for the academic year 2024-2025. The position is full-time and benefits-eligible. Since the teaching responsibilities will involve both language and literature/culture courses, applicants should possess expertise in Chinese literature and/or another discipline related to China (such as Cultural Studies, Visual and/or Material Culture, Intellectual History, and/or Linguistics). Applicants must also demonstrate the ability to teach Mandarin Chinese classes at all levels. A Ph.D. is preferred, although qualified ABDs will be considered. Applicants should exhibit commitment to inclusive teaching in a liberal arts context and will be expected to contribute actively to the life of the department by  collaborating with faculty colleagues, mentoring students, and participating in co-curricular events.

Applications should include:

  • a cover letter describing the applicant’s scholarship, teaching experience, and commitment to inclusive pedagogy
  • a current CV
  • sample syllabi
  • teaching evaluations
  • three letters of reference
  • A teaching demonstration (youtube link, etc.) (minimum, 10 minutes) is recommended but not required.

Submit application materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27047. Review of applications will begin on March 8, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted either at AAS (in person) or via Zoom. Please direct any questions about the position to Rivi Handler-Spitz, department chair: rhandlerspitz@macalester.edu.

Macalester College is a selective, private liberal arts college in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. The College enrolls over 2000 students from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and almost 98 countries. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve a diverse workforce, the College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

Posted by: Xin Yang <xyang@macalester.edu>

CUHK position

Recruitment of Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor  (Modern Chinese Literature) (Ref. 230003FU) [Closing Date: Jan 31, 2024]

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature, a pioneering academic unit within the Faculty of Arts at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track or tenured professorship (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor) in 20th century Chinese literature, and film and multimedia studies. We are particularly interested in scholars pursuing interdisciplinary and transcultural research. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. We seek a dynamic scholar who combines deep knowledge of modern Chinese literature and culture with a strong commitment to comparative and interdisciplinary research, and to teaching and mentoring that will attract a diverse student body. Applicants are welcome to include a brief description of how they would contribute to this goal in their cover letter.

Applicants should have (i) a PhD degree in the relevant discipline; (ii) a strong research background in areas that will contribute or add to the existing strengths of the Department; (iii) a track record of scholarly research and publications as well as potential for research grant writing; and (iv) a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship. To be considered for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, applicants should have achieved a high standing in the relevant research field and demonstrated academic and international professional leadership. Continue reading

Stanford Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies

The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer one postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese Studies for the 2024-25 academic year, open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying any historical period.

The fellowship provides a 12-month stipend beginning September 1 of each year and ending August 31 of the following year. The expected base pay range for this position is $71,650-$76,000. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.

Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period, to teach one course during the academic year, and to participate in all regular Center activities. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment.


  • Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than four years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree at the start of their fellowship.
  • In addition to non-affiliated PhD’s, this fellowship may be awarded to those who hold continuing, assistant professor-level teaching positions, if they meet other application qualifications.
  • U.S. citizenship is not required.
  • Those who have received their Ph.D. from Stanford University will not normally be considered.

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Chung Hsing position

JOB OPENING: Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature and Transnational Cultural Studies, National Chung Hsing University, Taiwan

The Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature and Transnational Cultural Studies at National Chung Hsing University in Taichung, Taiwan has a new position. The job ad is in Chinese and can be viewed here: https://taiwan.nchu.edu.tw/page.php?id=9fdb707b-68c2-11ee-87c5-50ebf6528d59. The deadline for application is 15 December 2023 (by post or delivery).

Song Hwee LIM <tsaislowness@gmail.com>

NYU Shanghai position

NYU Shanghai Tenured/Tenure Track Position in Chinese Diaspora

Position Description:

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in the department of Global China Studies, with a focus on Chinese diaspora / Sinophone literature, film, and/or media.

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation, and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may in certain cases have the opportunity to spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and teaching.


We seek candidates who have completed a Ph.D. in Chinese studies, literary studies, cinema studies, media studies, or a closely related discipline. Those with expertise in postcolonial discourse, inter-Asia connections, or the Global South (broadly conceived) are particularly encouraged to apply. We especially welcome candidates whose research interests complement those of our current faculty in Global China Studies, Humanities, and/or Interactive Media Arts (IMA). Continue reading

Emory position

Tenure-Track Position in Modern Chinese Humanities
Emory University

The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in modern Chinese Humanities at the rank of advanced Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor, to begin Fall 2024. We are particularly interested in candidates specializing in modern and contemporary China who work at the interface between the humanities and social sciences, and who bring a transnational, intercultural, or historical perspective to their research and teaching. Candidates must demonstrate outstanding research record in relevant field and successful experience teaching undergraduates in North American universities.

The successful candidate will be expected to continue to be a productive scholar and help mentor student research.  The candidate will also be expected to teach four courses per academic year, which will include cultural content courses based on the candidate’s area of specialization and on department needs. The candidate will play an important role in the development of the Chinese program, the interdepartmental East Asian Studies program, and the university as a whole. The following is a link to the Faculty Responsibilities document:

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Boston University position

The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Boston University seeks an Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2024, in Chinese and comparative literature prior to 1900 as an addition to our vibrant programs in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Comparative Literature. Candidates who work across multiple East Asian traditions on interdisciplinary and comparative topics, including translation studies, are particularly encouraged to apply. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will have a PhD in hand and a high level of proficiency in Chinese both modern and classical and in English. We expect a rich research portfolio, relevant teaching experience, ability to teach forms of literary Chinese, and a commitment to active participation in student advising and to our institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

At Boston University, “it is our belief that our intellectual community depends upon the critical but collegial collaboration of diverse individuals from multiple communities of origin, religious traditions, ethnic and racial backgrounds, gender and sexual identities, schools of thought, and ethical and political commitments, some living with disabilities,” as expressed in our college’s diversity statement [https://www.bu.edu/cas/about/diversity-inclusion/]. Please use AcademicJobsOnline (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25528) to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and an article-length writing sample. In the cover letter and teaching statement we invite candidates to explain how their teaching and mentorship activities work to increase student awareness of diverse individual life experiences in the premodern Asian context and contribute to more inclusive intellectual discourse. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted through the same site. Applications submitted through a website other than AcademicJobsOnline will not be considered. If electronic submission is not possible, send materials by postal mail to East Asian Literature Search, Department of World Languages & Literatures, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Please visit the following website for additional information about the Department (www.bu.edu/wll/). Review of application materials will begin after November 1, 2023. Please contact Prof. Petrus Liu, Chair of the Search Committee, petrusl@bu.edu with any questions. Continue reading

Lingnan postdoc

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 and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in the areas of Arts, Business and Social Sciences, and the broad curriculum covers an array of general education, interdisciplinary and science courses.  The School of Graduate Studies offers research and taught postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines, and provides professional education for the wider society.  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. Applications are now invited for the following post:

Postdoctoral Fellow
The Advanced Institute for Global Chinese Studies (Post Ref.: 23/326/MCLC)

The Advanced Institute for Global Chinese Studies (The Institute) now invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in premodern Chinese literature.

The appointee’s job duties include publishing research output in venues of international standing, applying for external grants, assisting with the Institute’s projects on Chinese poetry and literary theory, and assuming teaching duties as required by the University. The appointee will have the opportunities to co-publish research articles with the Director. Continue reading

Princeton position

Position: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture
Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University

The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in modern Chinese literature and culture from the late 19th century through the contemporary period. We are particularly interested in scholars pursuing interdisciplinary and transnational research. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

We seek faculty members who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity, with a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring that will enhance the work of the department and attract and retain a diverse student body. Applicants are welcome to include a brief description of how they would contribute to this goal in their cover letter.

Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by July 1, 2024. For full consideration, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (e.g., a dissertation chapter), and contact information for three references. Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/31902. The review of applications will begin on October 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Rhetoric position UC Berkeley

Assistant Professor – Rhetoric of Global Imaginaries of Race or Environmental Rhetoric – Department of Rhetoric


Position title: Assistant Professor

Salary range: The posted UC academic salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See the following table for the current salary scale for this position: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t1.pdf. The current base salary range for this position is $74,600 – $97,200. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, which would yield compensation that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

Anticipated start: July 1, 2024


Open date: August 15, 2023

Next review date: Tuesday, Sep 26, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Sep 26, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level either in the Rhetoric of Global Imaginaries of Race, or, in Environmental Rhetoric. Applicants who work at the intersection of these two fields are also encouraged to apply. Continue reading

U of Chicago librarian position

U of Chicago Chinese Studies Librarian position

The University of Chicago Library is seeking a collaborative, service-oriented, and forward-thinking individual for the position of Chinese Studies Librarian. The Chinese Studies Librarian manages the Chinese Studies collection and develops and delivers research services to a wide range of users across the University, as well as engages in community, to support new methods and innovations in research. The ideal candidate possesses skills and abilities to help transform collections, instruction, outreach, and reference and is creative in solving problems in a collaborative environment. 

To Apply: Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information online through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruiting website: https://apply.interfolio.com/129651. Review of applications will begin after September 6, 2023. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

For more information: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/about/thelibrary/employment/staff-opportunities/chin_studies_lib/

Yao Chen chenyao@uchicago.edu

ACLS Special Projects Researcher

I would like to draw list members’ attention to a one-year position for a Special Projects Researcher with the American Council of Learned Societies. This position is related to the Luce/ACLS China Studies program.


Michael Gibbs Hill <mghill@wm.edu>

ACLS Mission and Overview

Formed a century ago, the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is a nonprofit federation of 80 scholarly organizations.  As the leading representative of American scholarship in the humanities and related social sciences, ACLS holds a core belief that knowledge is a public good. As such, ACLS strives to promote the circulation of humanistic knowledge throughout society. In addition to stewarding and representing its member organizations, ACLS employs its endowment and $35 million annual operating budget to support scholarship in the humanities and social sciences and to advocate for the centrality of the humanities in the modern world.

Overview of department

For many decades, ACLS has extended its reach beyond the borders of the United States. ACLS International Programs (IP) currently operates the Luce/ACLS Program in China Studies, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies, and the Summer Institute for the Study of East Central and Southeastern Europe. IP advances humanistic studies through fellowships and grants, by building communities of scholars in the world areas and disciplinary fields in which we work, and by partnering with funders, learned societies, and communities to strengthen global academic relations. Continue reading