Colgate position

Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese 2021-2022. Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture. Colgate University.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Chinese, beginning fall semester 2021. A Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after date of hire and native or near native command of both Chinese and English is required. The area of specialization is open. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach Chinese language courses at all levels, a China-related course in the humanities designed by the applicant, and may be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The teaching load is five courses for the year. Salary and benefits are competitive. A letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18346. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their approach to teaching demonstrates an ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin April 21, 2021, 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 https://upstate-ny.hercjobs.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 veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any 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.

University of Puerto Rico position

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
College of Humanities, Department of Foreign Languages
http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/lenguas/

Announcement for a Tenure-Track position in Chinese (Mandarin) 

The Department of Foreign Languages, College of Humanities, at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus announces a search to fill a tenure-track position in Mandarin Chinese, beginning on August 1st, 2021.

Requirements: The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chinese or related field (e.g., foreign language teaching methodologies or applied linguistics with a specialization in Chinese) from an accredited university comparable with the University of Puerto Rico, at the time of appointment, and native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. The applicant will need to evidence his/her ability to conduct research in their area of specialization with publications and conference presentations. They will also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching (in-person and virtual instruction), and preferably will have teaching experience at the college or university level. The applicant should demonstrate availability for supervising thesis and dissertations, and commitment to actively seeking external funding. In addition, the applicant must have a good level of Spanish or willingness to learn it.

Responsibilities: The appointee will teach basic, intermediate, and advanced Chinese courses and be willing to collaborate with other departments and graduate programs. He/she will conduct research and publish in peer reviewed journals in his/her area of expertise, actively participate in university life, advise students in his/her field (including directing theses), work in teams as a teacher and on committees, and contribute to the development of the Chinese curriculum and the organization of Chinese academic and cultural events. Experience in seeking and acquiring external funding, as well as expertise in the use of computer-assisted language learning in face-to face and online modes is desirable. The appointee will fulfill all academic responsibilities in the areas of teaching, research, publication, and service. Continue reading

University of Bristol position

Lecturer in Comparative Literatures and Cultures, University of Bristol
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The role

The School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Grade J level B1, Pathway 1) in Comparative Literatures and Cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate familiarity with the practices, concerns, and debates in Comparative Literature and Culture and offer expertise in literary or visual cultures. At a minimum, the successful candidate will offer expertise in French, Italian or Spanish, as well as in a second language, which could be from the same list or a non-European language, with strong preference for Mandarin. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate intellectual breadth and an aptitude for interdisciplinary dialogue.

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to our new undergraduate programme and our established, highly successful postgraduate programme in Comparative Literatures and Cultures. The successful candidate may also teach one or two units within one of our language departments and collaborate with colleagues on school-wide units. The successful candidate will pursue research of the highest international quality in their area of specialism and will seek to develop a record of grant capture through active collaboration within the School and in wider interdisciplinary initiatives. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for an appropriate share of administration. Continue reading

Curator of Asian Art position

Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art, Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is hiring a curator of Asian Art. This is an exciting opportunity for an Asian art curator to work with a large and distinguished collection that ranges from antiquity to contemporary, and spans the entire Asian continent. The Chinese art collection is particularly strong, and expertise in Chinese art is necessary. The Denver Art Museum is a destination museum – it welcomes more than half a million visitors annually (pre-COVID, and virtually during 2020) — and it is situated in a city that offers robust cultural amenities and great outdoor activities. It is also committed to serving multi-faceted audiences. It has a world-renowned education program and its website is fully bilingual English/Spanish. The job announcement can be seen on the retained search consultant’s website, www.museum-search.com/open-searches/. The deadline for applications is soon: March 26, 2021. Inquiries welcome at searchandref@museum-search.com

Sincerely,

Connie Rosemont
Senior Search Consultant
Museum Search & Reference
www.museum-search.com

Taiwan Arts program administrator position

The University of Washington is looking for a Taiwan Arts Program Administrator to design and direct a new Taiwan Arts Program. As part of our new MOFA grant, the new Taiwan Arts Program under the Taiwan Studies Program will offer national events open to the public focused on Taiwan arts and culture. We define arts and culture broadly, including high culture, popular culture, folk culture, cultural history, indigenous culture and contemporary cultural movements in Taiwan.

The Taiwan Arts Program Administrator will have an opportunity to direct and grow an ambitious new initiative at the intersection of contemporary culture, higher education, and academic studies of Taiwan.  The Administrator will be in charge of finding and engaging culture partners, such as film directors, literary authors, and dance troupes to perform or speak for US audiences, and will have significant ability to shape the program.

As part of the role, the Program Administrator will also offer one academic course on Taiwan per year on an arts or humanities field.  This could include, for example, literature, poetry, cultural studies, art history, performance studies, film and media studies, cultural anthropology, etc.  The ideal candidate will have academic training, preferably a PhD in one of these fields.

The position will remain open until filled.  For more details and to apply, please see the job listing in UW Human Resources.

Postdoc in East Asian/Slavic Studies, OSU

Postdoctoral Fellowship In East Asian Studies, Slavic Studies And The Problem Of Crisis

The East Asian Studies Center, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies and the Center for Historical Research at The Ohio State University invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek an emerging scholar with proven interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary interests in East Asian and Slavic/East European Studies whose work connects to the Center for Historical Research’s theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History: Trajectories and Experiences of Accelerated Change.” Applicants should have earned a PhD within the last three years (2018 or later) in any field related to Slavic, East Asian or Comparative Studies, broadly defined. While the specific topical focus and geographic areas are open, the successful candidate must be able to work in both geographic regions and connect to the larger theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History.”

The fellowship carries a one course per semester teaching load (two courses over one year). The teaching duties are expected to include one graduate course and one undergraduate course that can employ various disciplinary and methodological approaches. The fellow is expected to present a lecture or seminar in the CHR Crisis series in the spring of 2022. This is a one-year appointment and includes an annual stipend of $55,000, benefits, up to $2,000 in relocation costs and a research fund of $1,000. Continue reading

Virginia Tech position

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for an adjunct Chinese language instructor for 2021/2022. Renewal of the contract is possible based on the instructor’s performance. The position requires the ability to conduct classroom instruction.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Teach up to three sections of Chinese language classes.
• Balance office hours between language instruction, tutoring, and development of Chinese instructional materials, exercises, and class modules.

Instruction periods are 23 Aug 2021 till 15 Dec 2021 for the Fall semester and 18 Jan 2022 till 11 May 2022 for the Spring semester.

The suitable candidate should have a masters in Chinese language or a related field, or at least 18 credit hours at the graduate level. If interested, please send your CV to Dr. Sophia Tingting Zhao (tzhao@vt.edu) and Dr. Ming Chew Teo (mcteo@vt.edu). Online applications accepted until the position is filled.

UBC position

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Lifeways in Indigenous Asia
University of British Columbia
https://asia.ubc.ca/job-opportunities/tenure-track-assistant-professor-in-lifeways-in-indigenous-asia/
Application deadline: March 7, 2021

Situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam people), the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) and the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia invite applications for a tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor in Lifeways in Indigenous Asia.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

This tenure-track, research professoriate stream position is a joint appointment between the First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL) Program in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) and the Department of Asian Studies.

Applicants should have, by the start of the appointment, a Ph.D. in a relevant field or discipline, such as (in alphabetical order) anthropology, area studies, cultural studies, film studies, linguistics, or literature, with a focus on storywork and narrative, revitalizing languages, and/or engaging speech communities. Continue reading

Georgia Tech positions

Assistant Professor of Chinese (2 Positions)
https://modlangs.gatech.edu/node/367
Application Link

The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta invites applications for up to two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on August 1, 2021. We are seeking specializations in a) Chinese culture & media studies and b) Chinese linguistics. The positions are full-time with an expected teaching load of two courses per semester (four per academic year).

An ideal candidate for the position oriented toward Chinese Culture & Media will bring expertise in film, digital media, and culture studies; inter- and cross-cultural studies, including Chinese-American studies; and content-based language pedagogy across the curriculum and for a spectrum of learners (beginner to advanced, heritage learners, and native speakers). Interest or expertise in one or more of the following areas is recommended: global Chinese media and social media cultures, digital humanities, multilingualism, translation and interpretation, and health, science, sustainability, and technology studies. The candidate will be eligible for consideration for a leadership opportunity to lead and develop graduate programming especially as part of the M.S. in Global Media & Cultures. Continue reading

Washington University position

Assistant Professor of Chinese-language media cultures

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Program in Film and Media Studies – Assistant Professor. The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Program in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis invite applications for a tenure-track joint appointment (75% EALC, 25% FMS) in Chinese-language media cultures within the context of globalized communication. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, home based in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and will begin in the fall semester of 2021.

Strong candidates will have a firm grounding in humanities-based media studies with expertise in two key areas: 1) research relating to media and Chinese identity (as experienced in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and in Chinese communities around the globe), with a desired emphasis on digital communications media (e.g. social media platforms) or film; and 2) digital humanities or cultural analytics approaches that dramatically enhance research horizons related to cultural identity and diversity through sophisticated data analysis and visualization, multimodal scholarly projects, or related practices. Continue reading

UC Riverside lecturer position

Department of Comparative Literature and Languages
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
2020-2021 Academic Year
Position: Lecturer in Chinese Literature, Culture, and/or Cinema
Starting Date: The first day of Spring quarter is March 24, 2021; the last day of Spring quarter is June 11, 2021.

Salary:

Approximately $7047.00, based on 100% annual salary of $56,381 (pending final budget approval). Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.

Qualifications:

Minimum requirements are an M.A. or higher in Chinese literature, culture and/or cinema. Applicants holding a Ph.D., or who are ABD are also encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Chinese literature, culture, and/or cinema at an American university.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Continue reading

Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies 2021-22

2021-22 Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2021-22 competition for the Hou Family Fellowship in Taiwan Studies. The fellow is expected to be in residence at Harvard for at least one semester (five months), between August 1, 2021 and July 31, 2022. A longer period of residence up to the full year is encouraged.

Applications are welcome from recent Ph.D.s in a relevant discipline of the humanities or social sciences focusing on Taiwan. Please note that the Fairbank Center is only accepting applications from North America-based scholars; a separate search committee in Taiwan will review local applications.

A strong working knowledge of English and Chinese and/or Taiwanese is required.

Applicants with Ph.D.s may not be more than 5 years beyond its receipt at the start of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree candidates and recipients are not eligible for this fellowship.

Total stipend for one year: $35,000, plus $3,000 for research support.

For program and application details, please see:

https://fairbank.fas.harvard.edu/grants/non-harvard-affiliates/#hou-family-fellowship-for-taiwan-studies

Application deadline: March 1, 2021

An Wang Postdoc 2021-22

2021-2022 An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies.

This year the Fairbank Center is offering two fellowships to support postdoctoral participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on Meaningful Ageing and End of Life in China: A Multidisciplinary US-China Collaboration. This research group will be led by Professors Winnie Yip (T.H. Chan School of Public Health) and Arthur Kleinman (Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Harvard Medical School). The primary objective of this research group is to conduct in-depth study and analyses in order to understand what constitutes a meaningful life for older people in China and what policies and actions can be designed to advance that objective. We will adopt an inter-disciplinary and comparative approach, drawing on experiences and lessons from other relevant countries. Examples of questions to be examined include: What does purpose/meaning-driven aging mean and how does it manifest in the context of Chinese culture, ethics and social values? What kind of care system should policymakers be considering (e.g., palliative care, other forms of end of life care) in integrating medical care with socially and culturally meaningful support? What is the role of social technology in communicating and intervening in the perceived worth of elders experiences of living? What is the role of the government versus the market in financing and delivering an eldercare system that suits the preferences of the Chinese elderly? How do we guide urban planning and housing policies so as to enhance social and cultural values in a physical environment for elders who reside either in institutions or residences? 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, 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:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Centre for Humanities Research
(Post Ref.: 20/290/MCLC)

The Centre for Humanities Research of Lingnan University now invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to assist the Director in advancing its goals.

The appointee’s job duties include publishing articles in venues of international standing, applying for external grants, assisting with the Centre’s projects on Chinese poetry, prose, 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

U of Colorado positions

Instructor in Chinese Language

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure track appointment as Instructor in Chinese language to begin August 2021. Requirements include an M.A. in Chinese language, linguistics, pedagogy, or other related discipline; the ability to teach all levels of Chinese language; and one year of full-time or part-time experience in teaching Chinese language at the university level. M.A. degree must be conferred by August 16, 2021. Job duties include teaching courses in Chinese language to undergraduate and graduate students and service to the University.

Applicants must create and complete an online application at https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs, posting number 27842. Please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed
  4. You will need to submit three references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2021; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Continue reading