University of Botswana positions

Job openings in the beautiful country of Botswana!–Magnus Fiskesjo <>

Lecturer–Chinese Studies Programme (2 positions)
Faculty of Humanities

The Chinese Studies Programme in the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Botswana (UB) aims to produce graduates with a high level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese who are able to work in academic, public and private positions where extensive and expert knowledge of China is required. The Programme is currently seeking to recruit two (2) lecturers.

Duties: The successful candidate will be expected to: (i) teach Mandarin Chinese at all levels and courses on Chinese society and culture (taught in English) for the Bachelor of Arts in Chinese Studies Programme; (ii) undertake individual research or in collaboration with colleagues within or outside the Programme; (iii) contribute positively to the governance of the University, the professional development of the discipline and engagement of the community at local, national and international levels; and (iv) carry out any other duties that may be assigned by the Programme Coordinator and Chair. Continue reading

U of Sydney position

Exciting research and teaching opportunity in the Department of Chinese Studies
• Located at our Camperdown / Darlington campus
• Full-time continuing position (Academic Level B) and remuneration package$125,848 p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 
The Department of Chinese Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture, with specialisation in any discipline of China-related language or culture studies.
In this role you will:

• contribute to core units in the Chinese Studies major including developing and teaching Chinese language classes at different levels
• make an active contribution to interdisciplinary teaching by developing elective units for inclusion in at least one of the following majors: Chinese Studies, Asian Studies, International and Comparative Literature, and/or in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Translation in Practice) degree. Areas of focus should reflect the applicants’ area of expertise, highlighting the close link between interdisciplinary teaching and research encouraged within the School
• maintain a research profile compatible with the Department’s research programmes through publication and research grant application Continue reading

Florida International University position

The Asian Studies Program (ASP) at Florida International University (FIU) seeks to hire a new Program Director at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor. The areas of geographical focus and research specialty are open, but there is a strong preference for scholars in East Asian (Chinese, Japanese, or Korean) studies and in the field of anthropology, geography, history, international relations, modern languages, politics, or religious studies.  Duties include serving as the primary administrator of a growing area studies program that offers B.A. and M.A. degrees with various tracks, certificates and minors at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and is engaged with diverse outreach and community-based projects. It is expected that the director will have a vigorous research agenda and be an excellent teacher of interdisciplinary courses in the field of Asian Studies.

Qualified candidates should possess a Ph.D. by the date of employment. A successful candidate must be a specialist but may work in any discipline or conduct comparative work. The position is tenured/tenure-track, with appointment at the rank and in ASP and the department commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to 520241 at and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a sample of teaching evaluations, a statement of contribution to diversity, and a writing sample as a single PDF file. Candidates will send three names of references who may be requested to write a letter by the search committee. To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received by February 3, 2020. Review will continue until position is filled.

Fairbank Center fellowships 2020-21

2020-21 Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 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 issues of science and technology in the making of modern China. This research group will be led by Professors Susan Greenhalgh (Anthropology), Victor Seow (History of Science), Arunabh Ghosh (History), and Ya-Wen Lei (Sociology).

A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required. Applicants must provide confirmation of successful completion of their Ph.D. by August 1, 2020 at the latest. Applicants may not be more than five years beyond the receipt of their Ph.D. and must reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship. Harvard University doctoral degree recipients are not eligible. If you have not received your degree at the time of application, your dissertation adviser must submit the Adviser Confirmation Form by January 22, 2020.

Deadline: January 15, 2020
Fellowship Period: August 1, 2020 – July 31, 2021
Total stipend: $60,000
Health insurance benefits and $1000 for scholarly activities will also be provided to each fellow. Continue reading

Macalester position

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese at Macalester College

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Macalester College announces an opening for a one-year (with potential for an additional year) visiting assistant professor position in Chinese Language and Culture. The appointment will begin September 1, 2020. This position is full time and benefits eligible.  The teaching load is five courses for the year. Applicants should possess expertise in Chinese literature or other disciplines related to China (These include but are not limited to Cultural Studies, Visual and/or Material Culture, Intellectual History, and Linguistics), have native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese, and demonstrate ability and commitment to teach all levels of language in an inclusive liberal arts context.  A Ph.D. is preferred, although qualified ABDs will be considered. The teaching responsibilities will involve both language and literature/culture courses. Continue reading

Carleton visiting position

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese at Carleton College

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at Carleton College invites applications for a full-time visiting assistant professor in Chinese, to begin September 1, 2020. This is a one year appointment, with the possibility of renewal. We seek candidates who can teach Chinese courses at all levels, and are passionate about teaching in a liberal arts setting. Native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English is required.

The candidate will have Ph.D. completed or substantially completed in Chinese Language and/or related field (Literature, Cultural Studies, Visual Culture, Linguistics etc.) and will have experience in teaching Chinese language to American students at the college level. Specialty is open, but the successful candidate will also bring expertise in a second field that will expand interdisciplinary offerings at the college and attract students from outside Chinese Studies (e.g. premodern studies, translation studies, linguistics). Teaching load is six courses per year (the Carleton academic calendar consists of three 10-week terms.)

Applicants should have a strong commitment to teaching Chinese language to undergraduates. The position will involve teaching in the Chinese language sequence as well as courses in the academic specialty. Continue reading

St. Andrews position

Professor of Chinese Studies – AC2219MR
University of St Andrews – School of Modern Languages
Salary: By negotiation, Start: 1 July 2020, or as soon as possible thereafter


The School of Modern Languages is seeking to appoint a founding Professor of Chinese Studies in the context of the University’s decision to create a new Department of Chinese Studies at the University of St Andrews. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant area of Chinese Cultural Studies and should possess native or near-native language skills in Chinese (Mandarin) and English. In addition, applicants should possess an internationally recognised record of research excellence, have a successful track record in attracting both external funding and postgraduate students, and demonstrate expertise in curriculum development and teaching. We welcome applications not only from current chair holders, but also from candidates who are advanced Readers/Senior Lecturers/Associate Professors.

Applications are invited from candidates with a specialist research interest in any area of Chinese Cultural Studies (including, but not limited to, Literary Studies, Film and Media Studies, Philosophy and Religion, and Cultural History). The ability to establish links across other disciplines within the University will be an advantage. We are seeking to recruit an individual with the strategic leadership and intellectual drive to generate an innovative curriculum that will appeal to future generations of students. An ability to oversee and manage the delivery of a successful language programme in Mandarin will be essential. Continue reading

Globalized Memorial Museums, China PhD position

Two PhD student positions (f*m) for research, one on China, one on Rwanda
(full-time, 40h per week)

The Institute of Culture Studies and Theatre History (IKT) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria’s leading non‐university research facility, is now offering two PhD student positions (f*m) for research on China/Rwanda (full-time, 40h per week) in the project “Globalized Memorial Museums – Exhibiting Atrocities in the Era of Claims for Moral Universals” (GMM) for a duration of 42 months (3,5 years) each, starting from 1 September, 2020 (earlier if agreed upon).

The five‐year GMM project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 816784) and is headed by Ljiljana Radonić (ÖAW). It examines 50 memorial museums dealing with the WWII period in the US, Israel, Europe, China, and Japan; and genocides in Rwanda and the former Yugoslavia. This first global typology of memorial museums challenges the concept of ‘universal memory’ and the notion that memorial museums constitute a globalized space of communication and negotiation.


  • A Master’s degree, or the equivalent, in culture studies, history, political science, Chinese or African studies or similar fields
  • Interest in interdisciplinary research, memorialization and musealization processes
  • Previous research on memory culture and politics in China for the first position, Rwanda for the second
  • Fluent knowledge of English and standard Chinese for the first position, English and Kinyarwanda (and/or French) for the second position

The annual gross salary will be EUR 40.364,80 for the full‐time PhD student positions at the ÖAW, according to the salary scheme of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). The PhD students will be based in Vienna. While the PhD will involve conducting research for the project on memorial museums in China for the first position, Rwanda for the second position, the candidate will be given independence to develop their own research question(s) and work towards an original project. If feasible, the PhD students will enroll at the University of Vienna supervised by Ljiljana Radonić at the Department of Political Science and co‐mentored by advisory board members – Kirk Denton from Ohio State University, in the case of China, and Rachel Ibreck from Goldsmiths, University of London, in the case of Rwanda. Other arrangements are also possible. For example, the student could work for the GMM project after finishing courses and comprehensive exams and remaining enrolled in a PhD program in the US as long as the dissertation topic overlaps with GMM. The field trips to China/Rwanda, conference travel, and research materials will be paid by the GMM project. Continue reading

U. of Amsterdam PhD and postdoc positions

I would like to draw the attention of the MCLC list subscribers to the following PhD and postdoc vacancies at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in a new project on the rise of private museums in the Netherlands, United States, Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Kind regards,

Svetlana Kharchenkova

Assistant professor in sociology of China
The Leiden University Institute for Area Studies

UC Riverside position

The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages at the University of California, Riverside, seeks part-time Chinese language lecturers to teach one section of Chinese 2 (First-year Chinese) and two sections of Chinese 3 (First-year Chinese) in Spring quarter 2020, pending enrollment and funding. (Spring Quarter instruction begins March 30, 2020 and ends June 12, 2020.)


Present lecturer salary is approximately $7,047.52 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 accordance with Federal law, evidence of authorization to work in the United States. Continue reading

NUS positions



The Department of Chinese Studies, National University of Singapore, is one of the leading institutions in the world in the fields of Chinese Studies and Chinese Language and a major centre in Southeast Asia. We invite applications for the following positions:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Educator Track) – The track aims to attract, nurture and retain suitably qualified and highly effective faculty members who approach teaching as scholarly practice and who therefore focus on and are passionate about excellence in teaching as a means of supporting student learning. The minimum academic qualification is a PhD in Chinese Studies, preferably with expertise in the history of China and Singapore studies.  A proven record of excellent teaching, creative pedagogical approaches for teaching first-year and/or large modules and an interest in pedagogical research will be an advantage.  The appointment will begin as soon as possible thereafter for an initial period of three years with the possibility of contract renewal subject to good performance, departmental teaching needs and continued relevance of the faculty member’s contributions.  The Educator Track scheme has clearly defined career progression to Senior Lecturer (term contract) and finally Associate Professor (open contract). Continue reading

Jing Daily positions

Ads for seven positions at Jing Daily, a digital publication on luxury consumer trends in China.

Jing Daily – Head of Sales (New York, NY)

Job Description

Jing Daily is looking for an entrepreneurial head of sales to oversee sales strategy in a time of rapid expansion. The main purpose of this position is to drive revenue growth and develop relationships with potential partners within the luxury landscape for events, content collaborations and creative solutions.

To succeed in this role you need to be an excellent, sales-minded communicator who loves sharing Jing Daily’s position as the leading voice for news on luxury in China with prospective clients. This is an exceptional opportunity to become part of an innovative, fast-moving company as we enter a period of expansion to further engage our community. Continue reading

UBC positions–two lectureships

UBC Asian Studies is currently accepting applications for two lecturer positions in Chinese Language and Literature. The two ads below are identical aside from the start date (one begins in January 2020 while the other is in September 2020).

University of British Columbia
Lecturer in Chinese Language and Literature

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver Campus) is accepting applications for a Lecturer position in Chinese Language and Literature, commencing September 1, 2020.

This is a full-time position for a term of up to three years, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are appointments without review (i.e. non-tenure track), renewable for successive terms, subject to availability of funds and demonstration of excellence in teaching and service, in accordance with the Collective Agreement between UBC and the UBC Faculty Association.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) and service assignments, based on a 3-3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses in the Summer sessions. Continue reading

Bowdoin lecturer position

Chinese Language Lecturer (Bowdoin College)

The Asian Studies Program at Bowdoin College invites applicants for the position of Lecturer in Chinese Language, to begin in July 2020. The initial appointment will be three years, contingent on successful review after the first year, with the possibility of additional renewal upon subsequent reviews. We seek candidates with native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English; at least an MA in Linguistics, Foreign Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition, or related field; and substantial teaching experience at the college level in the United States. The successful candidate will teach a 3/2 annual course load at all levels of the language curriculum, as well as contribute to the Chinese Language Program by participating in Chinese language table, student advising, and other co-curricular activities. Bowdoin provides conference travel support as well as competitive internal funding for research and other professional development. Continue reading

U of Texas, Austin position


The Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a faculty position in Asian Humanities at either the assistant (tenure-track) or associate (tenured) level with a regional specialization in either China or Japan, to begin August 2020. We seek applicants with research interests in literature, intellectual history, visual culture, or other fields in the humanities, focusing on premodern, modern, or contemporary periods. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly research, to teach two courses per semester, to supervise students at the undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. levels, and to contribute to the intellectual life and service needs of the department and the university. Continue reading