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

MODERN CHINESE AND SINOPHONE STUDIES

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).

Carnegie Mellow position

Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Modern Languages
Application link: http://apply.interfolio.com/94345 

The Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies, beginning in Fall 2022. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English. Ph.D. in modern or contemporary Chinese literary and cultural studies or a relevant field is required, ABD considered. Of particular interest are candidates whose research focuses on modern or contemporary Chinese films and media, digital humanities, translation theory and practices, and/or cross-cultural communication and comparisons. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach undergraduate language and content courses in Chinese and/or English at all levels. They may also have the opportunity to teach courses in the Master’s program of Global Communication & Applied Translation and collaborate with colleagues in other departments, colleges, or universities for course development. They will also be expected to provide advisory and other relevant services for Chinese majors and minors, and our study abroad program in Shanghai. Experience with in StarTalk and language flagship programs is welcome. Teaching load is 2+2. Continue reading

Holy Cross position

GENERAL INFORMATION

The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment in Chinese Studies (https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/chinese-studies) to begin in August 2022. Candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English, a Ph.D. with expertise in Chinese cinema or modern and contemporary Chinese visual culture and experience teaching Chinese language at the college level in the U.S.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits. To learn more about faculty life at the College & the Worcester area, candidates are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.

QUALIFICATIONS

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment. Continue reading

Denver U position

Teaching Assistant Professor, Chinese
https://jobs.du.edu/cw/en-us/job/494236/teaching-assistant-professor-chinese

Apply now Job no: 494236
Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The Center for World Languages and Cultures (CWLC) promotes engaged learning, teaching, and practice of worlds languages and cultures; integrates languages and cultures into all disciplines and fields of study; and builds and supports interculturally competent communities through the exploration and experience of languages and cultures at the University of Denver with its local and global communities and partners. Housed in the CWLC, the first-year language program offers study in ten languages and aids the students to experience the world through the lens of an acquired language, and understand cultures and their own from a position different to their primary language and cultural identification. The linguistic contribution to intercultural competency— understanding another culture in the language of that culture and not just through the translations and perspectives of a mother-tongue and culture — is integral to achieving personal, social, and professional successes in a multi-cultural and global future. Continue reading

U of Liverpool position

Job: Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Chinese Translation Studies

The Department of Languages, Cultures and Film at the University of Liverpool (UK) wishes to appoint a permanent Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Research) in Chinese Translation Studies (Grade 7 – 9) to further develop the MA in Chinese-English Translation and Interpreting, and to contribute to the Chinese Studies programme at undergraduate level. Starting date: January 1st 2022.

Candidates will have a PhD in Chinese Translation Studies or a relevant related discipline, and an emerging or established track-record of producing research and publications of international excellence.

Application deadline: September 15th 2021.

For details on this position and to apply please click here.

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Anna Saunders, Head of Department of Languages, Cultures and Film on: (+44) 151 794 6965 or email: anna.saunders@liverpool.ac.uk

Posted by: Angela Becher <Angela.Becher@liverpool.ac.uk>

Dartmouth position

Assistant Professor, History of Modern China (1800-present)
Dartmouth College: School of Arts & Sciences: Social Sciences: History
Location: Hanover, NH
Open Date: Aug 9, 2021
Deadline: Oct 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description

The Department of History at Dartmouth College invites applications for a historian of Modern China (1800-present), to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning July 1, 2022. The person in this position will be asked to teach Introductory courses in both the History of Pre-modern China and the History of Modern China, as well as upper level and topics courses in cultural, economic, social, or political history. Qualified candidates must show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level.

History faculty regularly collaborate with faculty and students in Dartmouth’s Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages (ASCL) program; the courses taught by a historian of China will generally be cross-listed in ASCL. Faculty are also engaged in Dartmouth’s Leslie Center for the Humanities, the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding, the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy, and the Consortium of Studies in Race, Migration, and Sexuality, which all provide contexts for collaboration and support in research and teaching. Further resources for teaching and research in Chinese and East Asian history are available through Rauner Special Collections and the Hood Museum of Art. Our teaching mission is supported by the Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL). We are especially interested in candidates who have a demonstrated ability to contribute to Dartmouth’s undergraduate diversity initiatives in research, such as the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship. Continue reading

Lingnan positions in Chinese literature

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 post:

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (in Premodern and Modern Chinese Literature)
Department of Chinese (Post Ref.: 21/197/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.

The Department of Chinese will make tenure-track appointments at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in premodern and modern Chinese literature over the next two years.  The Department particularly wishes to hire high-powered researchers who have a solid track record in grant writing and publishing in respectable venues.  Candidates of extraordinary promise in other fields of Chinese humanities will also be considered. Continue reading