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: https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/mcgill_careers/details/Assistant-Professor–Department-of-East-Asian-Studies-_JR0000031238

Posted by: Gal Gvili <gal.gvili@mcgill.ca>

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 http://apply.interfolio.com/113190

Posted by: Paola Iovene <iovene@uchicago.edu>

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: https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/details/Chinese-Studies-Librarian_JR00060103.

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

Buffalo position

Assistant Teaching Professor of Chinese Language position at the University at Buffalo

The Department of Linguistics at the University at Buffalo is seeking a full-time, Assistant Teaching Professor of Chinese, for a 10-month (academic-year commitment), non-tenure track position with an initial three-year appointment with possible renewal, contingent on performance, department need, and availability of funding.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities include teaching three courses per semester, possibly including a content course (e.g., in Chinese linguistics or culture), and providing administrative direction to the Chinese Language Program, including tasks such as hiring additional instructional faculty, training and supervising graduate and undergraduate student teaching assistants and other instructors, conducting placement tests, and curriculum development. There is no research obligation for this position, and there is potential for promotion to associate teaching professor. The position offers competitive faculty salary and state employee benefits.

The successful candidate must be able to regularly teach in-person classes on the University at Buffalo. The start date can either be in the Spring semester of 2023 or the Fall of 2023 depending on candidate availability.

Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

For more information about the position and instructions for how to apply, please visit: https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/37566.

Posted by: Jeff Good <jcgood@buffalo.edu>

Wittenberg position

Adjunct Faculty – Chinese
Wittenberg University, World Languages & Cultures
Springfield, OH
Ref. No.: 1-82013-50192; Position ID: 153236

About Wittenberg University:

Please visit the About Wittenberg page to learn more about the University.

Job Description:

Wittenberg University is seeking an Adjunct Chinese (Mandarin) Instructor to teach Beginning Chinese II and Intermediate Chinese II during the Spring semester of 2023. To express interest, please submit your information electronically through our online application process described below.

Requirements:

A master’s degree in Chinese is required with PhD preferred.  College-level teaching and work experience is also preferred.

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please see our notice of nondiscrimination housed on our website. In that spirit, we are especially interested in receiving applications from individuals who would contribute to the diversity of our community. Wittenberg University is committed to preventing and addressing sexual misconduct in our campus community. Click here to view our Title IX policies. The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. Continue reading

Emory position

Lecture-track Assistant Teaching Professor in Chinese Language and Culture
Emory University

The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) at Emory University in Atlanta, GA seeks an excellent scholar-teacher for a full-time position in Chinese language and culture at the rank of Assistant Teaching Professor, to begin Fall 2023. This is a three-year renewable position pending positive reviews. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Chinese linguistics, language pedagogy, literature, cultural studies, translation studies, or related areas in hand by the time of appointment, and possess native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English. Experience or training in teaching undergraduates in North America and the ability to teach all levels of Chinese language courses are required.

The candidate will be expected to teach five courses per academic year, which will include Chinese language courses, as well as cultural content courses based on the candidate’s area of specialization and on department needs. The candidate will play an important role in the development of the Chinese program, the East Asian Studies Program, and the university as a whole. Knowledge of current trends in language teaching methodologies, familiarity with effective uses of technologies in language instruction, and experience in developing innovative language learning projects are highly desirable.

The position is a professional career track with possibility of promotion (http://college.emory.edu/faculty/faculty/promotion-lecture-track.html). Below is the link to the Faculty Responsibilities document:

http://college.emory.edu/faculty/documents/faculty/faculty-responsibilities.pdf Continue reading

UC Irvine position

The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Irvine is seeking a dynamic scholar to fill a tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in classical and/or medieval Chinese literature and culture (historical periods prior to the Ming). The position will start Fall 2023. Ph.D. in relevant fields is required by the time of appointment. We especially welcome applicants who read texts from an interdisciplinary angle. The successful candidate is expected to teach classical Chinese and courses in their specialized field, to share the teaching load of survey courses and to advise and mentor graduate students. Underrepresented minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please upload the following application materials to https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07870

(a) curriculum vitae, (b) cover letter, (c) statement addressing research interests and scholarship including your future directions, (d) statement describing teaching interests, philosophy and experience, (e) Inclusive Excellence Activities statement addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, especially first-generation and underrepresented minority students, (f) graduate transcript(s), (g) teaching evaluations, and (h) three letters of recommendation.

To ensure full consideration by the search committee, please complete your application by November 11th, 2022.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Posted by: Bert Scruggs <bms@uci.edu>

Lu Xun Studies outside China project (1)

One scholar you should cite is Mamtimin Ala, the Uyghur philosopher in exile, who has a discussion of Lu Xun in his recent book Worse Than Death: Reflections on the Uyghur Genocide (Hamilton Books, 2021), pp. 54-55.

I think it’s a brilliant move, to bring in Lu Xun to try to understand how China turned into the genocide country that it is today. The ongoing orgy of violence and killing, organized from the top, in this supposedly “civilized” country, — that is the lead question in Chinese studies, in our time. And I think in his in answer, Mamtimin Ala successfully draws on Lu Xun.

Magnus Fiskesjö <nf42@cornell.edu>

Lu Xun Studies outside China project

Dear colleagues,

I am a researcher in Lu Xun studies. I live in Australia. Recently, I was invited to take part in the project “Lu Xun studies and the growth of his reputation outside China: documentation and studies” (域外鲁迅传播和研究文献整理与研究). We have a team working on the English-speaking world but the members responsible for North America are two young scholars in China and that is not an ideal situation. We are thinking of inviting one or two young scholars from the US or Canada to join us.

Accessing academic publications in the States and Canada is not a problem to us. However, the project plans to include non-academic publications such as newspaper articles. It also wants to include Lu Xun-related activities such as conferences, exhibitions, and performances.

Potential candidate(s) will also contribute to the discussion of the North-American perception and interpretation of Lu Xun. We believe the discussion can generate a series of papers to be published in academic journals in China (at least).

We hope you can help discovering new materials for a better understanding of Lu Xun in North America.

For those who are interested to join or to know more about the project, you can contact me through email: gm145117@gmail.com or Weixin: wx142164.

Thank you very much. Looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Chiu-yee Cheung

Washington University (St. Louis) position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian literature or a closely related field to start in Fall 2023. Period and area of specialization are open, but we are especially interested in 1) candidates who work on Chinese literature or the Sinosphere with a transnational or global perspective, 2) candidates who work at the intersection of scientific (or pre-scientific) knowledge and the literary or artistic imagination and/or 3) scholars who are able to work across the conventional premodern/modern divide.

The successful candidate should be willing to contribute to any of the following programs: Film and Media Studies, Performing Arts, Comparative Literature, Women and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religious Studies, Global Studies.  Candidates with expertise in digital humanities, medical humanities, and/or book history and print culture are also encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in East Asian Literature and Culture or a closely related field at the time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in both English and a major East Asian Language (Chinese, Japanese or Korean) are required. Duties will include teaching assigned courses at the graduate and undergraduate level (normally two per semester), maintaining an active research and publishing program, advising students, and departmental and university service.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive. Continue reading

Academia Sinica position

中央研究院
近現代文學研究室: 徵聘專任研究人員公告
發佈時間: 2022.2.14

一、職缺:本所編制內助研究員1名
二、資格:具有博士學位者
三、專業領域:現當代華語文學研究
四、應備資料:各一式六份(含學術著作)

  • 詳細履歷(須註明碩、博士學位論文指導教授及五年內博士後研究期間之指導教授姓名)
  • 推薦函(至少需有1封)
  • 博士學位證書影本,或博士論文通過證明。(有教師資格證書者請加附影本)
  • 未來三年研究計畫
  • 歷年學術著作目錄
  • 重要學術著作(1-3種,含博士學位論文),以外文撰寫者,請附中文摘要。

五、受理方式:請於2022年8月31日前,備齊上述資料,寄至台北市南港區(115) 研究院路二段128號,中研院文哲所秘書室收,洽詢電話02-27895713黃先生;E-mail: hopperan@sinica.edu.tw

Sogang position

Assistant Professor in Classical Chinese Literature (Tenure-track)
Sogang University, Chinese Culture
Seoul, South Korea

Application deadline: August 29, 2022, 5 p.m. Local Time in Seoul
Appointment Date: March 1, 2023
Field: Poetry Specialist Preferred

To apply for this position, please follow the university’s instructions posted on the website below.

https://professor.sogang.ac.kr/notice.asp?lang=B01200

(email) profapply@sogang.ac.kr

Posted by: Jeesoon Hong <jh274@sogang.ac.kr>

NCCU position in Taiwanese Literature

Faculty Position-Taiwanese Literature, NCCU
August 8, 2022

The Graduate Institute of Taiwanese Literature, National Chengchi University, invites applications for a tenure-track position at all ranks beginning in February, 2023.

  • Positions available: One.
  • The successful applicant will be expected to begin employment on February 1, 2023.
  • Applicants should meet either of the qualifications: (1) as a holder of a Ph.D. degree, (2) as an assistant professor or a more advanced scholar.
  • Specializations: Fields related to Taiwanese Literature.
  • Required Application Documents (for checklist, please see attachment 2)

(1) Curriculum vitae (attachment 1, please save this document in word (*.doc) and email to tailit@nccu.edu.tw, email subject: application form for a teaching job [name ○○○]) Continue reading

Pomona position

Postion: Assistant Professor of Chinese

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures (ALL) at Pomona College, which consists of a Chinese and Japanese Program, invites applications for a tenure-track position in either modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture or Chinese linguistics to begin July 2023. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, and Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. This position carries a 2/2 teaching load, including three language courses and a course taught in English in the candidate’s area of specialization.

Please upload the following application materials to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22188

(a) letter of application describing research and teaching interests, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) graduate transcript(s), (d) three brief statements – one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship including your future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body, (e) teaching evaluations, and (f) three letters of recommendation. Please address queries other than applications to the search committee chair, Feng Xiao (feng.xiao@pomona.edu). Priority will be given to applications received by October 2, 2022 (PST), at which time review of applicant files will begin; applications may be accepted until the position is filled. Continue reading

Dickinson position

The Department of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Chinese media, film, or literature studies. The teaching load is five courses a year. Applicants should be prepared to teach Chinese at all levels and topical courses in their discipline, and first-year seminars. We are particularly interested in candidates who apply a transnational perspective in their research and teaching, and who will demonstrate leadership and initiative working both within the department (including extra-curricular activities) and with our partner programs in Beijing and Taipei. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is required. A Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2023.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Please include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Candidates may be asked to submit supplementary materials following an initial screening. Review of applications will begin on October 14th and will continue until the position has been filled. Please direct all questions about the position to: Nan Ma, Search Committee Chair, at mana@dickinson.edu. Continue reading