Chinese Encounters with the Mediterranean research position

Chinese Encounters with the Mediterranean in Late Qing Travel Accounts: Call for research position

The University of Palermo (Italy) is the lead institution for the research project “The Mediterranean through Chinese Eyes: An Analysis Based on Geographical and Travel Sources from the Song to Qing Dynasties (960–1911) [MeTChE]”, funded by the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research. In relation to this project, the following research position with a research grant is announced, for a duration of 12 months. The research work can also be conducted remotely, in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI) and the research units. The deadline for submitting the application is June 30, 2024.

Chinese Encounters with the Mediterranean in Late Qing Travel Accounts: A Transcultural Exploration

The research fellow will collaborate on the project “The Mediterranean through Chinese Eyes: An Analysis Based on Geographical and Travel Sources from the Song to Qing Dynasties (960–1911)”. He/she will be in charge of collecting and translating late Qing-era Chinese travel sources to analyze descriptions of Mediterranean civilizations from a transcultural perspective, under the supervision of the Project Scientific Supervisor. Specifically, he/she will:

  • Identify a selection of travel accounts by Chinese travelers in the Mediterranean and Europe;
  • Create an archive of occurrences of the term “Mediterranean”;
  • Analyze and translate excerpts from collected works related to the theme of Mediterranean culture (both material and immaterial aspects);
  • Conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses to delineate the perception of the Mediterranean by late Qing-era Chinese travelers.

The research fellow will collaborate with the project’s PI and other research unit members, either in person at the Departmental offices or remotely, in producing research outputs and organizing conferences and events.

Scientific Director: prof. Renata Vinci

Deadline: June 30th, 2024

Call in English
University Official Register n. 2248 del 31/05/2024

NYU Shanghai postdocs

Job description
The Center for Global Asia at NYU Shanghai is pleased to announce the availability of two research positions for the study of intra-Asian interactions, starting fall 2024. One position is for a postdoctoral fellow working on colonial or pre-colonial (c. 1400–1800) port cities of the Indian Ocean world, including the South China Sea. This position offers an opportunity to spend two-three months at the European University Institute in Florence working with members of the “Factories of the Indian Ocean” research cluster led by Professor Giorgio Riello. The second position is for a postdoctoral fellow working on the Belt and Road Initiative, especially on issues concerning South and/or Southeast Asia.

Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other U.S. institutions.

Applicants should hold a PhD, preferably completed in the past five years (2019 and after), by fall 2024. Positions may be held for a period of up to two years. In addition to working on individual research and publication, the fellows are expected to assist in the activities of the Center. There is no teaching requirement.

Application Instructions
To be considered, applicants should submit a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, a 3-5-page research proposal, a writing sample, and two letters of reference.

The deadline for applications is May 15, 2024 and applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. If you have any questions on the application process, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty Recruitment For further questions on the position details, please contact Professor Tansen Sen at

For more information and application

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NUS media studies position


The Department of Chinese Studies and the Department of Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore jointly invite applications for the post of Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in East Asian Media and Film Studies. Two positions are available for this appointment. The successful candidates will be jointly appointed in both departments, with a higher weightage in the department their research focuses more on.

Applicants for this position should have a PhD in East Asian Studies, Film Studies, Media Studies, Comparative Literature, or any other relevant discipline. Successful applicants should be able to conduct research and teaching on China (including the Chinese diaspora) and Japan. Their research must cover either the modern or contemporary periods (from 1900s onwards). Scholars who can contribute to further interdisciplinarity in research or teaching are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a strong commitment to a) teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; b) providing supervision to undergraduate and graduate students and c) undertaking research in East Asian Media and Film Studies and other related fields; as well as d) playing an active role in both Departments’ curriculum and development. They should possess native-speaking, or near native-speaking, competence in English, Mandarin and Japanese. Continue reading NUS media studies position

U of Oslo positions

University of Oslo Positions in Art History

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships associated with the ERC- funded project “ECOART” (1-2 post-doctoral positions, 3,5 years each).

Doctoral Research Fellowships associated with the ERC-funded project “ECOART” (1-2 doctoral positions, 3 years each plus more if completed in time)

Associate Professorship in History of Art (2025-2029).

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Lehigh position

POSITION: Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese (2024-2025), Lehigh University

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Lehigh University invites applications for a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for the academic year 2024-2025. We seek candidates to teach 12 credits each semester in modern Chinese language across all levels, including an upper-level course in the candidate’s field of specialization.


Candidates who are ABD will be considered, though a PhD in Chinese Studies or a related field should be in hand by the beginning of the fall semester. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English. Those with college teaching experience in the U.S. are preferred.

Application instructions

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and graduate transcript to Thomas Chen at For full consideration, applications should be received by April 20, 2024. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital or familial status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. Lehigh University is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse academic community and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission. Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering ( and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at

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U of Milan fellowship


The Department of Languages, Literatures, Cultures, and Mediation of the University of Milan is announcing a 12-month research fellowship on contemporary Sinophone literature, titled “Reading Europe through contemporary Sinophone literature”.

What is this about?

The fellowship is part of the funded interdisciplinary research project “Re-Visualizing ‘the West’: geo-literary images of Europe in contemporary Sinophone writings”, led by Prof. Simona Gallo and funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Research (MUR) and the European Union (“Next Generation EU”). The research project aims to critically investigate and interpret Europe as represented in contemporary Sinophone literature. It intends to examine the composite nature of European cultures offered by authors who have engaged with this continent, as well as to delve into the peculiarities of the symbolism of space, according to different degrees of proximity.

The research fellow will actively take part in research activities such as compilation of bibliographies, analysis of the relevant literature, and the dissemination of results through publications, conferences, and outreach activities.

What are the basic requirements?

The research fellow is required to possess a good knowledge of the modern and contemporary Chinese-language literary landscapes, awareness of the theoretical frameworks of Sinophone Studies, and familiarity with literary analysis and criticism. Furthermore, the research fellow is expected to be fluent in Chinese and English. Remote work can be arranged, so being on-site is not a requirement. However, residence in Europe is highly preferred. Continue reading U of Milan fellowship

William and Mary visiting position

Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese History and Lit/Film at William & Mary

The Harrison Ruffin Tyler Department of History and the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the College of William & Mary invite applications for a one-year, non-tenure-track instructional position in modern Chinese history, literature, and film (field open) to begin August 10, 2024. The successful applicant is expected to be an effective teacher and will have a 3-3 teaching load.

Each semester two courses will be in History and one course will be in Chinese Studies for Modern Languages & Literatures. They include: for fall 2024, ‘East Asian Civilization since 1600’ and a freshman writing seminar in History, and ‘Introduction to Chinese Cinema’ in Chinese Studies; and for spring 2025, ’Modern Chinese History’ and a freshman writing seminar in History, and ‘Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature in English’ in Chinese Studies.

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and a statement of teaching interests that describes how your scholarly work informs your approach to teaching and mentoring. A diversity statement is not required. Candidates are encouraged to reflect on their past experiences or future plans to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for learners/scholars in [enter discipline] in any of the aforementioned required documents. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the initial review date, April 12, 2024. Applications received after the initial review date will be considered if needed.

See the full job posting here:

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Center for Taiwan Studies (UCSB) position

POSITION: Academic Coordinator for the Center for Taiwan Studies at UCSB (Job #JPF02678)
East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies / College of Letters & Science – Humanities and Fine Arts / UC Santa Barbara

Salary range: See Table 36 and Table 36N for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is an annual salary of $59,727 at full-time annualized rate.
Percent time: 50.0%

Open date: January 19, 2024

Most recent review date: Friday, Feb 2, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 29, 2024 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 Center for Taiwan Studies (CTS) at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a half-time Academic Coordinator I position. This is a 12-month fiscal year appointment(non-tenure track). The Academic Coordinator (AC) assists the Center for Taiwan Studies Director in developing and implementing programming consistent with the mission of the Center, including yearly international conferences of scholars whose work relates to Taiwan, and two to three quarterly events, such as movie showings, lectures, cultural events, graduate student forums, etc. The AC also assists, as needed, with events in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies that include Taiwan in full or as a component. The goal of the programming at CTS is to promote Taiwan Studies and to educate students, scholars, and community members about the culture, literature, history, society, and politics of Taiwan. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship. Continue reading Center for Taiwan Studies (UCSB) position

Colgate position

Colgate University VAP Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Chinese, beginning fall seme­­­ster 2024. A Ph.D. is required prior to or shortly after date of hire. 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 course in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, and may be invited to teach a course in Chinese literature and culture. The teaching load is the equivalent of five courses for the year.

For more information and to apply to the position, please see the full job ad with link to Interfolio. If you have any questions feel free to contact the search chair John A. Crespi,

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 UC Riverside position

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 ( or the Head of School, Professor Nicki Hitchcott (

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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 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:

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.

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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 CUHK position

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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