Florida State position

Assistant Professor in East Asian Languages and Linguistics

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian Languages and Linguistics beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will contribute to both undergraduate and graduate programs in the department’s East Asian Division. Primary responsibilities of this position include English-taught courses in East Asian linguistics and language pedagogy, in addition to Chinese and/or Japanese language courses depending upon the candidate’s expertise. Candidates should have by date of appointment a Ph.D. degree in linguistics or language pedagogy with a concentration in either Chinese or Japanese. Applicants with interest or specialization in historical linguistics are especially welcome. Preference will be given to candidates with native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and Japanese, as well as fluency in English. Continue reading

Illinois position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of modern or contemporary Chinese literature, preferably with a research and teaching interest in media or performance study. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong skills and evidence in interdisciplinary approach to Chinese literary scholarship. PhD in Chinese literature or a related field and native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English are required.  Applicants must have a promising research profile and a strong commitment to teaching Chinese language and culture at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Lecturer. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor. Continue reading

UC Boulder position

Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture to begin August 2018. Candidates should have a PhD in Chinese literature or a related field and a minimum of one year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: modern Chinese (including other Sinophone) fiction, drama/theatre, film, new media, poetry. Research expertise may have been obtained during doctoral studies. ABD candidates will be considered. However, if the PhD degree is not conferred by August 20, 2018, the candidate will be appointed initially as an Instructor. Job duties include teaching courses in Chinese literature and culture to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as service to the university.

Applicants must apply online at www.cu.edu/cu-careers, job number 10163 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, writing sample, and copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will receive a confidential email requesting contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The appointment will be contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the University.

Antje Richter <richtea@colorado.edu>

Washington U position

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures – Assistant or Associate.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty appointment in premodern Chinese Literature at the rank of Assistant or Associate to begin in the fall semester of 2018. A Ph.D. in Chinese Literature or a closely related field at the time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English are required.  The successful candidate should also be willing to contribute to any of the following programs: East Asian Studies, Film and Media Studies, Performing Arts, Comparative Literature, Women and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religious Studies, and the university’s growing interest in digital humanities, medical humanities, and Asian-American Studies.  Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate commitment to teaching and research in Chinese language and literature/culture. Duties will include teaching assigned courses at the graduate and undergraduate level (normally two per semester), maintaining an active research and publishing program, and advising students. Candidates for the rank of tenured Associate Professor must have a proven record of excellence in teaching, research, and contributions to the field. Duties will include, in addition to those stated above, departmental and university service. Continue reading

UC Irvine Buddhist Studies position


Open September 6th, 2017 through October 31st, 2017


East Asian Buddhist Studies Position 2018-19: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, Irvine, CA 92697-6000. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for an assistant professor tenure track position in East Asian Buddhist Studies, to begin teaching in Fall 2018. Teaching responsibilities will include lectures and seminars at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as courses offered through the Program in Religious Studies. Candidates should also expect to advise graduate students in their area of expertise. The department values interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching: we prefer a scholar whose research intersects with departmental research interests in gender, environmental studies, visual studies, theater and ritual performance, colonial studies, or translation; and who can teach materials from the Buddhist traditions of at least two regions in East Asia (i.e., China and Japan, Japan and Korea, or China and Korea). Qualifications: Ph.D. in Religion or East Asian Studies or related field with a specialization in Buddhism. Continue reading

Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat position

Full professorship in Sinology at Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (FAU)

The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a W3 Heisenberg Professorship for the Intellectual and Cultural History of China at the Institute for Middle Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. The professorship has an initial fixed term of three years and may be made permanent depending on positive evaluation after three years.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research and teach in all degree programmes in which the discipline of sinology is involved. Candidates must have excellent knowledge of modern and classical Chinese, as well as proven research expertise in the intellectual and cultural history of the cultural region of China, such as knowledge transfer and cultural translation between Chinese and Western Civilization. The willingness to participate in the research areas of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities ‘Fate, Freedom and Prognostication’ (http://www.ikgf.fau.de) and relevant research networks at FAU is expected.
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UC San Diego Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History

Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History
Discipline(s)/Area(s) of Interest: Modern Chinese History
Academic Title: Associate or Full Professor – Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History

The Department of History (http://history.ucsd.edu) at UC San Diego is pleased to announce a search for the Paul G. Pickowicz Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History and concurrent tenured appointment at the full or associate professor level in the Department of History.  We prefer candidates in all subfields of modern Chinese history from circa 1890 to the present with a vision for the field, a long-term research agenda that also connects China with other departmental strengths, and a commitment to graduate education. The successful candidate will have a PhD in History or a related field at the time of appointment on July 1, 2018. Continue reading

Williams College visiting position

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese

The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time one-year leave replacement position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese beginning in the Fall of 2018. The teaching load for this position is 5 courses per year. Qualifications include Ph.D. (ABD acceptable) in Chinese literature, linguistics, or a related field; native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English; strong teaching experience at the college level; and ability to teach all levels of Chinese language including advanced language courses, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

Application should include a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus for one course to be taught in English and one course to be taught in Chinese, and three recommendation letters. In the cover letter, we ask you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. These materials must be submitted at https://apply.interfolio.com/44316 by January 15, 2018. For questions about this position, please contact Professor Li Yu (Li.Yu@williams.edu), Chair of the Department of Asian Studies. Continue reading

ANU Research Fellow position

Research Fellow / Fellow at the Australian National University

Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Academic

Classification: Academic Level B or Level C
Salary package: $94,287 – $127,025 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Employment Type: Full time, Fixed term 2 years

Position overview

The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific (CAP) leads intellectual engagement with the Asia-Pacific region through research, teaching and contributions to public debate, and seeks to set the international standard for scholarship concerning the region.

The Australian Centre on China in the World (CIW) is a research institution established to enhance the existing capabilities of the ANU. It aims to be an integrated, world-leading institution for Chinese Studies and the understanding of the Chinese world – the People’s Republic of China, the Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Regions, as well as Taiwan and the Chinese diaspora. Continue reading

USC position

University of Southern California position
Assistant Professor of Contemporary Chinese Literature and Media Studies

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in contemporary Chinese literature and media studies. We seek a candidate who will complement a geographically diverse faculty in the department and work well across departments. The successful candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as contribute to our general education program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area of Chinese studies by the start of the appointment and must demonstrate research and teaching excellence. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and the names of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited.  The deadline for receipt of all application materials, including letters, is October 20, 2017.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-contemporary-chinese-literature-and-media-studies/1209/5401229 . Questions can be addressed to ealcsearch@dornsife.usc.edu. Continue reading

Notre Dame position

Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture — University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of assistant professor in modern (including contemporary) Chinese literature and culture, beginning August 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses on modern literature, film, and/or popular culture. Responsibilities include teaching two undergraduate courses per semester, one of which may be a Chinese language class at the 4th Year or Advanced level, depending on program needs. Active programmatic involvement and close collaboration with our faculty to advance the Chinese language and culture program are also expected.

As an international Catholic, research university, the University of Notre Dame has made a significant commitment to furthering Asian studies, as evidenced in the founding of the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies and the opening of a new graduate School of Global Affairs, both of which are in network with our growing department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. Information about Notre Dame is available at http://www.nd.edu; information about the Program of Chinese Language and Culture and the Department can be found athttp://eastasian.nd.edu. Inquiries about the search may be directed to Professor Xiaoshan Yang, chair of the search committee, at xyang@nd.edu. Continue reading

Middlebury position

Middlebury College Assistant Professor of Chinese Position

Assistant Professor of Chinese, Middlebury College, MIDDLEBURY, VT — The Middlebury College Greenberg-Starr Department of Chinese Language and Literature invites applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Chinese literary and/or cultural studies (any historical period, any discipline) and Chinese language beginning fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2018, native or near-native proficiency in both Mandarin and English, and will teach, depending on the department’s needs and the qualifications of the candidate: 1) Chinese language courses at one or more levels from beginning to advanced, including courses on Chinese literature and culture taught in Chinese, and Classical Chinese; 2) courses on Chinese literature in translation; 3) courses taught in English on Chinese culture (e.g., film and television, popular culture, performance and visual art, print and material culture, internet culture, non-Han minority literature, global Sinophone literature and culture, etc.); 4) first year seminars; 5) College-wide courses such as introduction to world literature. The successful candidate will be able to innovate in the design and teaching of courses in Chinese literature and culture, dedicated to creative, effective, student-centered instruction, and enthusiastic about participation in a department with a tradition of team-work and commitment to high quality undergraduate education. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential. Continue reading

Translator needed in Beijing

Dear list members,

I’m a PhD student doing research on Lanzhou’s economic development as a visiting student at Tsinghua University. I need the help of a local student assistant residing in Beijing who has a familiarity with concepts of economics and is preferably a senior undergraduate or master student. S/he will help me in understanding some points in a statistical yearbook written in Chinese. I will ask some questions about the things in the yearbook which are not clear to me (basically translation of some concepts ). My budget allows me to pay 250 RMB for a half day (around 4 hours). The working period is loosely from August 3 to August 10 and can be flexibly arranged according to both parties’ schedule. Please share with the people who might be interested in. I can be contacted via email (vtekdal@gmail.com) or wechat (my id is veysit74).

Best Regards,

Veysel Tekdal <vtekdal@gmail.com>

Notre Dame position

Assistant Professor in Asian and Gender Studies — University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Asian Studies with focus on gender. The position will begin August 20, 2018; Ph.D. or equivalent degree required at the time of hire.

This position is part of the founding of the first new school at Notre Dame in nearly a century. The Keough School promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, offers a master’s degree, and supports undergraduate and doctoral programs. The inaugural cohort for the two-year master’s degree will arrive in Fall 2017 and consist of 38 fully-funded students from 21 different countries. Continue reading