An Wang Postdoc Fellowships 2023-24

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2023-2024 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies. Applications from all academic disciplines are welcome for the 2023-24 application cycle. The application deadline is January 17, 2023.

Two postdoctoral fellow positions are available. During the one-year fellowship, each fellow will be expected to pursue their own research, be in residence in the Cambridge/Boston area, and contribute to Fairbank Center programs. Research topics may cover contemporary China or focus on any historical period. Priority will be given to candidates working in the humanities or social sciences; however, we also welcome applications from scholars in other fields. Priority will be given to applicants who are planning to work with specific Harvard faculty members.

The one-year fellowship period is from August 1, 2023, to July 31, 2024.  An Wang Fellows are expected to reside in the Greater Boston area for the duration of the fellowship.

Total annual stipend for An Wang Postdoctoral Fellows: $62,500. In addition to a health insurance benefits package, $3,000 in research funding for scholarly activities will also be provided to each fellow.

For more information about the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships opportunity and application requirements see: Continue reading

CUHK positions

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature of The Chinese University of Hong Kong is inviting applications for the posts of Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in the area of modern Chinese literature. Applicants with research interests in 1) modern Chinese literature, transnational/global Chinese literature, and 2) Chinese film and media studies are particularly preferred. Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research falls in the period of 1970s and beyond for the post in modern Chinese literature. Click here for more information and to apply.

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Sydney China Visitors Program

Call for Applications: Sydney China Visitors Program

(1) Sydney China Distinguished Fellows 

This fellowship is enabled by the acuity of vision and generosity of Mr James Lee, a University of Sydney alumnus now based in Hong Kong. The purpose of this gift is to establish and support the Sydney China Distinguished Fellowship Program within the Discipline of Chinese Studies in the School of Languages and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. In collaboration with the China Studies Centre, the Program will appoint one or more Distinguished Fellows each year.

Distinguished Fellows must be employed at or affiliated with a university or research organisation other than the University of Sydney. They should have an outstanding record of research and a willingness to work with staff at the University of Sydney. Preference will be given to academics engaged in research on Chinese Culture, Chinese Literature, or translation studies.

Distinguished Fellows will be expected to stay in Sydney for four to twelve weeks each year. Continue reading

UBC position

Lecturer in Modern Chinese Literature and Cinema

The Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus) is accepting applications for the position of Lecturer in Modern Chinese Literature and Cinema, commencing July 1, 2023.

A full-time Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts is responsible for 24 teaching credits (i.e., eight 3-credit courses) annually, typically with a 3/3 load in the Winter sessions and 2 courses or one intensive 6-credit course in one of the Summer sessions. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in modern Chinese literature, culture, and cinema, primarily in English (ASIA-prefix content-based courses), and in Chinese (CHIN-prefix advanced language courses) as needed. The workload for this position also includes service assignments.

This is a full-time position, which entails a probationary first year. Lecturer positions are non-tenure track appointments, 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.

Requirements include: A PhD in Chinese Literature, Chinese Cinema, or a related field (ABD candidates must expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2023); full professional fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; extensive teaching experience in related fields at the college/university level in North America; and commitment to teamwork and service. Desireable qualifications include demonstrated interest and experience in technology-based instruction and curriculum development. Continue reading

NYU Shanghai position

NYU Shanghai – Director of Chinese Language position

NYU Shanghai invites applications for the position of Director of Chinese Language. This primarily administrative position has responsibility for overseeing the continuous development of the Chinese language program, with particular attention to curricular development, course assessment, instructional design, pedagogical training, and recruitment of relevant faculty. The Director may also be asked to teach up to two courses per academic year under the auspices of the Global China Studies academic area.

We seek candidates who have completed a Ph.D. or Ed.D in Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Chinese Language and Literature, or other closely related disciplines. We prefer candidates with at least six years of Chinese language teaching experience to English-speaking students at the college level. We are especially looking for someone who has prior experience in program development, professional training, and can bring consistent scaffolding to especially third-year Chinese and beyond as well as coherence to each of the levels.

The Chinese language program at NYU Shanghai currently has twenty-two full-time instructors, who offer eighty language courses to approximately six hundred students annually. Uniquely situated in the heart of Shanghai, it is embedded in an immersive language learning environment with community engagement, field trips, and summer study-away programs. One half of the undergraduate student body of 2000 students is Chinese and one half comes from the rest of the world; all students who are not native speakers of Chinese are required to take at least two years of Chinese language study. Many seek to continue beyond that minimum requirement. Continue reading

Shanghai Jiaotong positions

Job Opportunities for Comparative Literature, Film Studies, and Cultural Studies at the Institute of Arts and Humanities, Shanghai Jiaotong University

The Institute of Arts and Humanities at Shanghai Jiaotong University is recruiting global talent twice a year (spring and autumn) and inquiries are welcome year round. PhD holders who graduated from Top 50 Universities around the world majoring in Comparative Literature, Film Studies, and Cultural Studies are particularly welcome to apply, especially those who have multiple working languages apart from Chinese and English. Apart from the full-time researcher track (from assistant researcher up, lower pay, no teaching duties) , a regular professorial track (from assistant professor to chair professor , higher pay, with teaching duties) is also provided with competitive salary and housing benefits. Our evaluations mainly focus on the amount of AHCI/SSCI publications the candidates have done and will do, while a limited number of Post-Doc opportunities are also available for those with a good degree but less or no publication yet. Our Post-Docs last two or three years and all have a fairly high chance to transition into the tenure-track positions.

Informal inquiries are encouraged at this stage, and suitable candidates will be invited to submit their works and participate in a recruitment conference held by the School of the Humanities in due time. Please send your CV and inquiries to Professor Flair Donglai SHI at both emails below (in case that one of them bounces back):

UNC position

UNC Chinese Studies Assistant Professor

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese studies to start July 1, 2023.

Candidates should have completed Ph.D. in Chinese studies or related field and should possess native or near-native fluency in English and Mandarin. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; conducting research on transcultural Chinese studies, Chinese thought/philosophy, or Chinese new materialist studies; and service work such as participating in the continued development of the Department’s program in Chinese studies.

Qualified applicants should apply online at Applications should include a letter detailing research and teaching interests, CV, sample syllabi (if available), writing sample, and a list with names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references who may be asked for letters of recommendation.

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies seeks to foster a climate where diversity is valued in all its forms. Please see our website for further details.

Review of applications begins on November 7, 2022; search will remain open until the position is filled.

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UC Santa Barbara, Endowed Chair in Taiwan Cultural Studies

Endowed Chair in Taiwan Cultural Studies for the East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department
Job #JPF02285
UC Santa Barbara


Position title: Associate Professor or Professor in Taiwan Studies
Percent time: 100
Anticipated start: July 1, 2023


Open date: October 14, 2022
Next review date: Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 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. Continue reading

Mississippi State position

Position: Mississippi State University, Assitant Teaching Professor of Chinese

The Department of Classical & Modern Languages and Literatures (CMLL) at Mississippi State University seeks to hire a non-tenure track Assistant Teaching Professor of Chinese, to begin Fall 2023. The position is a professional career track with eventual possibility of promotion to associate teaching professor and teaching professor. Area of sub-specialization is open, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate-level courses in Chinese, from beginning to advanced language courses.

The Classical and Modern Languages & Literatures department has a dynamic program with an energetic and productive research and teaching faculty experienced in training high-achieving undergraduate and graduate students. The department offers a BA in Foreign Languages with concentrations in Asian Studies, Classics, French, German, and Spanish; an International Business Program (a joint BA in Foreign Languages and Business Administration); and an MA in Foreign Languages, with areas of study in French, German, and Spanish, offered through both face-to-face and online delivery. Other languages offered include Italian and Russian. The department has several study abroad program options for students in countries such as France, Germany, and Spain. Faculty have affiliations with the Shackouls Honor College, the Institute for the Humanities, Gender Studies, and African American Studies. Continue reading

NYU Shanghai position

Tenured/Tenure-track Position in Global China Studies – Traditional Chinese Literature

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position in Traditional Chinese Literature at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Global China Studies.

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.


Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies, Asian Studies, Literature, or a closely related discipline before the appointment begins (July 2023). We invite applications from candidates who research any time period prior to 1911. The position entails teaching classical Chinese and courses on traditional Chinese literature that enable students to explore genres as well as Chinese literary theories. Candidates whose research crosses disciplinary, temporal, and national boundaries are particularly welcome. Continue reading

UC San Diego position

POSITION: Associate Professor in Transnational Chinese / Sinophone Literary, Film, and Media Studies
University of California, San Diego
Open date: September 28, 2022
Next review date: Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

To apply, please visit:


The Literature Department at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Associate Professor position in comparative Inter-Asia studies, whose work focuses on transnational Chinese / Sinophone literature, cinema, and media. We are especially interested in candidates who work on the movement, global circulation, and exchange of Sinophone cultural productions and media ecologies. Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in modern and contemporary Chinese / Sinophone literature, film, media, and cultural studies and have innovative research that engages these fields across historical, transregional, global, and multilingual configurations. We look for a colleague with an exemplary record of research, teaching, and service who will contribute to interdisciplinary fields including, but not limited to, new media studies, cinema studies, gender studies, science and technology studies, critical race studies, environmental studies, urban studies, and disability studies.The successful candidate for this position will enhance a campus-wide cluster of excellence in Transpacific Asian Studies and collaborate with Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Transnational Korean Studies, Film Studies, History, and Global Policy and Strategy (GPS). Continue reading

HKUST positions

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology seeks to fill two tenure-track positions in Premodern Chinese Literature, and East Asia Film, Media or Cultural Studies.

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(1) Premodern Chinese Literature. The Division of Humanities of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) is searching for suitable candidates to fill a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of Premodern Chinese literature.  Areas of specialization are open, but strong preference will be given to candidates whose research falls in the periods before the eighteenth century, such as Tang-Song, or Ming-early Qing eras. The position is to be filled beginning in Fall 2023.  The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, and contribute to the introductory Common Core course, Critical Thinking and Data Literacy.

Apart from a master’s degree program in Chinese Culture and a research postgraduate degree program at both the master’s and doctoral levels under the broad umbrella of the Division of Humanities, the Division offers general education courses for all undergraduates at HKUST.  Together with the Division of Social Science, the Division of Humanities offers a multidisciplinary undergraduate major program of BSc in Global China Studies.

 Applicants should have a PhD degree from a reputable university and show promise of becoming a colleague with a publication record of international impact, a record of grant/fellowship application, proven commitment and performance in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and demonstrated service to the academic community and the public.  English is the medium of instruction and administration at HKUST, but mastery of classical Chinese and primary sources is expected.  HKUST is an institution promoting diversity.  We therefore strongly encourage suitable candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. Continue reading

McGill position

The Department of East Asian Studies, McGill University, seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Chinese Humanities to begin in August 2023. The position is open to any period with strong preference for the premodern and early modern eras. We seek applicants whose work stands outside the dominant framework of China as a nation-state, and who think across regions as an organizing principle for knowledge production. Desirable areas of specialization include literature, culture, gender, media, and inter-Asia studies. Candidates should be prepared to teach general courses offered in the Department as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization and be an active contributor to the development of the programs. We especially encourage applicants with interdisciplinary interests who engage with critical theories and methodologies in their research. In sum, we seek a colleague whose teaching, research, and commitment to service will contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to departmental and university initiatives. Ph.D. is expected at the time of appointment. Teaching experience preferred. Salary will be negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The review of applications will commence on October 23, 2022. Complete applications, including a cover letter describing the candidate’s interest in the position, a statement of their research programme, teaching philosophy/methods, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (an article or a book/dissertation chapter), and the names and email addresses of three referees must be submitted online. Confidential letters of reference will be required for the applicants who make it through the first screening.

Details and link to apply can be found here:–Department-of-East-Asian-Studies-_JR0000031238

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U of Chicago position

University of Chicago: Chinese or Korean Cinema and Media Studies Position
The University of Chicago – Humanities Division: Department of Cinema and Media Studies
Deadline: Oct 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Cinema and Media Studies at The University of Chicago is seeking applications for an Assistant Professor in the field of Chinese or Korean Cinema and Media Studies expected to begin July 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications are invited across a range of specializations including but not limited to digital cinema and media, transnational cinema and media, environmental media, science and technology studies, film and media cultures, women’s studies, gender, and sexuality, or/and critical race studies. The selected candidate will be expected to teach courses in cinema and media theory and history at multiple levels, to supervise research using primary language materials in Chinese or Korean, and to direct doctoral theses.

We seek applicants with a research agenda that has made, or has the potential to make, distinctive contributions in cinema and media studies and who are excellent teachers or have the potential to become excellent teachers at the university level.

All requirements for receipt of a Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies or a related field must be completed by the start of the appointment.

Application materials must be submitted by 11pm central time on October 17, 2022 to the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at

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UPenn Chinese Studies Librarian position

The University of Pennsylvania is seeking a Chinese Studies Librarian. Some information can be found below, and more at the following link:

Job Description Summary

Reporting to the Director of the Center for Global Collections, the Chinese Studies Librarian is responsible for collection development, research support, and library services for all aspects of Chinese Studies at the Penn Libraries. This librarian will sustain Penn’s existing strengths in Chinese librarianship while identifying and pursuing future directions in collections and research. As a member of the Center for Global Collections, the Chinese Studies Librarian will contribute their expertise and insight to the collective work of the Center. Continue reading