UC Riverside lecturer positions

Lecturers in Chinese Language, UC Riverside

The Department of Comparative Literature and Languages seeks to appoint part-time lecturers in Chinese languages to teach a number of courses during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Starting Date: September 20, 2021

Salary: Present lecturer salary is approximately $7,047 per course (based on 100% annual salary of $56,381), (pending budget approval.) Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance. These positions are contingent on funding

Qualifications: Minimum requirements are an M.A. in Chinese language or a related field; applicants holding a Ph.D., or who are ABD, are also encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Chinese language at an American university.

Duties: Lecturers will teach one or more of the following courses: CHN 002 First-Year Chinese; CHN 003 First-Year Chinese; CHN 004 Second-Year Chinese; CHN 005 Second-Year Chinese; CHN 006 Second-Year Chinese

Fall 2021: Chinese 003 (1 section); Chinese 004 (2 sections) Winter 2022: Chinese 002, 003, 004, 005 (1 section each) Spring 2022: Chinese 002, 003, 006 (1 section each) Continue reading

National University of Singapore position


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 academic and research centre in Southeast Asia.   We invite applications for the post of Tenure Track or Educator Track (Open Rank) in Chinese Applied Linguistics and/or Translation/Interpretation. Appointments on the Educator Track are aimed at faculty members who approach teaching as scholarly practice in addition to research in their field of study.

Applicants for this position should have a PhD and be an active researcher or practitioner in a subfield of applied linguistics, broadly interpreted, including but not limited to Translation/Interpretation research or practice.  Scholars who can contribute to interdisciplinarity in research or teaching, whether with humanities or science fields, are particularly encouraged to apply. Continue reading

Loyola University Maryland position

Loyola University Maryland Full-time Position (Fall 2021 Only)

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at Loyola University Maryland is seeking a one-semester, full-time Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor or Instructor of Chinese in the fall semester of 2021. The candidate will teach four Chinese courses at the 100 level and 200 level, and perform service in the department and relating to the Chinese minor. More information can be found here:


Jinghua Wangling <jwangling@loyola.edu>

Hobart and William Smith visiting position

Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian Studies (Chinese Language and Culture)

Hobart and William Smith Colleges invite applications for a one-semester leave replacement in Chinese language and culture for the Spring 2022 semester. This is a part-time, temporary, non-benefits eligible position. Teaching load will be three courses, Beginning Chinese, Intermediate Chinese, and one culture course. The area of the Chinese culture course is negotiable. Candidates trained in Chinese literature, linguistics, or cultural studies are encouraged to apply.

Minimum qualifications: ABD considered, but Ph.D. preferable; college-level language teaching experience; knowledgeable of both traditional and simplified characters; and native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

Application Instructions: Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The application materials must include a cover letter, CV (including courses taught), sample syllabi, and two letters of recommendation. Materials should be submitted via Interfolio.

Questions about the position can be sent to zhou@hws.edu Continue reading

Lingnan postdoc

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning opportunities; active community engagement and multifarious workplace experience. The School of Graduate Studies also offers postgraduate programmes up to doctoral level in various disciplines and provides professional education for the wider society. Applications are now invited for the following post:

Centre for Humanities Research
Postdoctoral Fellow

The Centre is now authorized to make one postdoctoral appointment. In addition to this appointment, we will be happy to recommend highly qualified applicants to the University for possible nominations for competition for the prestigious and generously funded RGC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme.

The appointee’s job duties include publishing articles in venues of international standing, applying for external grants, assisting with the Centre’s projects on Chinese poetry, prose, and literary theory, and assuming teaching duties as required by the University. Continue reading

Colgate position

Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese 2021-2022. Chinese Language, Literature, and Culture. Colgate University.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor position in Chinese, beginning fall semester 2021. A Ph.D. is expected prior to or shortly after date of hire and 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 China-related course in the humanities designed by the applicant, and may be expected to participate in all-university programs, including the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum. The teaching load is five courses for the year. Salary and benefits are competitive. A letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference must be submitted through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18346. Colgate strives to be a community supportive of diverse perspectives and identities. Candidates should describe in their cover letter how their approach to teaching demonstrates an ability to work effectively with students across a wide range of identities and backgrounds. Review of applications will begin April 21, 2021, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at Colgate and at other institutions of higher education in upstate New York at https://upstate-ny.hercjobs.org/. It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, being or having been victims of domestic violence or stalking, familial status, or any other categories covered by law. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, women, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

University of Puerto Rico position

University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras Campus
College of Humanities, Department of Foreign Languages

Announcement for a Tenure-Track position in Chinese (Mandarin) 

The Department of Foreign Languages, College of Humanities, at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus announces a search to fill a tenure-track position in Mandarin Chinese, beginning on August 1st, 2021.

Requirements: The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Chinese or related field (e.g., foreign language teaching methodologies or applied linguistics with a specialization in Chinese) from an accredited university comparable with the University of Puerto Rico, at the time of appointment, and native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin Chinese. The applicant will need to evidence his/her ability to conduct research in their area of specialization with publications and conference presentations. They will also demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching (in-person and virtual instruction), and preferably will have teaching experience at the college or university level. The applicant should demonstrate availability for supervising thesis and dissertations, and commitment to actively seeking external funding. In addition, the applicant must have a good level of Spanish or willingness to learn it.

Responsibilities: The appointee will teach basic, intermediate, and advanced Chinese courses and be willing to collaborate with other departments and graduate programs. He/she will conduct research and publish in peer reviewed journals in his/her area of expertise, actively participate in university life, advise students in his/her field (including directing theses), work in teams as a teacher and on committees, and contribute to the development of the Chinese curriculum and the organization of Chinese academic and cultural events. Experience in seeking and acquiring external funding, as well as expertise in the use of computer-assisted language learning in face-to face and online modes is desirable. The appointee will fulfill all academic responsibilities in the areas of teaching, research, publication, and service. Continue reading

University of Bristol position

Lecturer in Comparative Literatures and Cultures, University of Bristol

The role

The School of Modern Languages at the University of Bristol seeks to appoint a Lecturer (Grade J level B1, Pathway 1) in Comparative Literatures and Cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate familiarity with the practices, concerns, and debates in Comparative Literature and Culture and offer expertise in literary or visual cultures. At a minimum, the successful candidate will offer expertise in French, Italian or Spanish, as well as in a second language, which could be from the same list or a non-European language, with strong preference for Mandarin. We are looking for candidates who can demonstrate intellectual breadth and an aptitude for interdisciplinary dialogue.

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute fully to our new undergraduate programme and our established, highly successful postgraduate programme in Comparative Literatures and Cultures. The successful candidate may also teach one or two units within one of our language departments and collaborate with colleagues on school-wide units. The successful candidate will pursue research of the highest international quality in their area of specialism and will seek to develop a record of grant capture through active collaboration within the School and in wider interdisciplinary initiatives. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for an appropriate share of administration. Continue reading

Curator of Asian Art position

Joseph de Heer Curator of Asian Art, Denver Art Museum

The Denver Art Museum is hiring a curator of Asian Art. This is an exciting opportunity for an Asian art curator to work with a large and distinguished collection that ranges from antiquity to contemporary, and spans the entire Asian continent. The Chinese art collection is particularly strong, and expertise in Chinese art is necessary. The Denver Art Museum is a destination museum – it welcomes more than half a million visitors annually (pre-COVID, and virtually during 2020) — and it is situated in a city that offers robust cultural amenities and great outdoor activities. It is also committed to serving multi-faceted audiences. It has a world-renowned education program and its website is fully bilingual English/Spanish. The job announcement can be seen on the retained search consultant’s website, www.museum-search.com/open-searches/. The deadline for applications is soon: March 26, 2021. Inquiries welcome at searchandref@museum-search.com


Connie Rosemont
Senior Search Consultant
Museum Search & Reference

Taiwan Arts program administrator position

The University of Washington is looking for a Taiwan Arts Program Administrator to design and direct a new Taiwan Arts Program. As part of our new MOFA grant, the new Taiwan Arts Program under the Taiwan Studies Program will offer national events open to the public focused on Taiwan arts and culture. We define arts and culture broadly, including high culture, popular culture, folk culture, cultural history, indigenous culture and contemporary cultural movements in Taiwan.

The Taiwan Arts Program Administrator will have an opportunity to direct and grow an ambitious new initiative at the intersection of contemporary culture, higher education, and academic studies of Taiwan.  The Administrator will be in charge of finding and engaging culture partners, such as film directors, literary authors, and dance troupes to perform or speak for US audiences, and will have significant ability to shape the program.

As part of the role, the Program Administrator will also offer one academic course on Taiwan per year on an arts or humanities field.  This could include, for example, literature, poetry, cultural studies, art history, performance studies, film and media studies, cultural anthropology, etc.  The ideal candidate will have academic training, preferably a PhD in one of these fields.

The position will remain open until filled.  For more details and to apply, please see the job listing in UW Human Resources.

Postdoc in East Asian/Slavic Studies, OSU

Postdoctoral Fellowship In East Asian Studies, Slavic Studies And The Problem Of Crisis

The East Asian Studies Center, the Center for Slavic and East European Studies and the Center for Historical Research at The Ohio State University invite applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship. We seek an emerging scholar with proven interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary interests in East Asian and Slavic/East European Studies whose work connects to the Center for Historical Research’s theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History: Trajectories and Experiences of Accelerated Change.” Applicants should have earned a PhD within the last three years (2018 or later) in any field related to Slavic, East Asian or Comparative Studies, broadly defined. While the specific topical focus and geographic areas are open, the successful candidate must be able to work in both geographic regions and connect to the larger theme of “Crisis, Uncertainty, and History.”

The fellowship carries a one course per semester teaching load (two courses over one year). The teaching duties are expected to include one graduate course and one undergraduate course that can employ various disciplinary and methodological approaches. The fellow is expected to present a lecture or seminar in the CHR Crisis series in the spring of 2022. This is a one-year appointment and includes an annual stipend of $55,000, benefits, up to $2,000 in relocation costs and a research fund of $1,000. Continue reading

Virginia Tech position

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures at Virginia Tech invites applications for an adjunct Chinese language instructor for 2021/2022. Renewal of the contract is possible based on the instructor’s performance. The position requires the ability to conduct classroom instruction.

Duties & Responsibilities:

• Teach up to three sections of Chinese language classes.
• Balance office hours between language instruction, tutoring, and development of Chinese instructional materials, exercises, and class modules.

Instruction periods are 23 Aug 2021 till 15 Dec 2021 for the Fall semester and 18 Jan 2022 till 11 May 2022 for the Spring semester.

The suitable candidate should have a masters in Chinese language or a related field, or at least 18 credit hours at the graduate level. If interested, please send your CV to Dr. Sophia Tingting Zhao (tzhao@vt.edu) and Dr. Ming Chew Teo (mcteo@vt.edu). Online applications accepted until the position is filled.

UBC position

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Lifeways in Indigenous Asia
University of British Columbia
Application deadline: March 7, 2021

Situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓-speaking xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam people), the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) and the Department of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia invite applications for a tenure-track appointment as an assistant professor in Lifeways in Indigenous Asia.


This tenure-track, research professoriate stream position is a joint appointment between the First Nations and Endangered Languages (FNEL) Program in the Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies (CIS) and the Department of Asian Studies.

Applicants should have, by the start of the appointment, a Ph.D. in a relevant field or discipline, such as (in alphabetical order) anthropology, area studies, cultural studies, film studies, linguistics, or literature, with a focus on storywork and narrative, revitalizing languages, and/or engaging speech communities. Continue reading

Georgia Tech positions

Assistant Professor of Chinese (2 Positions)
Application Link

The School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta invites applications for up to two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin on August 1, 2021. We are seeking specializations in a) Chinese culture & media studies and b) Chinese linguistics. The positions are full-time with an expected teaching load of two courses per semester (four per academic year).

An ideal candidate for the position oriented toward Chinese Culture & Media will bring expertise in film, digital media, and culture studies; inter- and cross-cultural studies, including Chinese-American studies; and content-based language pedagogy across the curriculum and for a spectrum of learners (beginner to advanced, heritage learners, and native speakers). Interest or expertise in one or more of the following areas is recommended: global Chinese media and social media cultures, digital humanities, multilingualism, translation and interpretation, and health, science, sustainability, and technology studies. The candidate will be eligible for consideration for a leadership opportunity to lead and develop graduate programming especially as part of the M.S. in Global Media & Cultures. Continue reading

Washington University position

Assistant Professor of Chinese-language media cultures

WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Program in Film and Media Studies – Assistant Professor. The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Program in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis invite applications for a tenure-track joint appointment (75% EALC, 25% FMS) in Chinese-language media cultures within the context of globalized communication. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, home based in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and will begin in the fall semester of 2021.

Strong candidates will have a firm grounding in humanities-based media studies with expertise in two key areas: 1) research relating to media and Chinese identity (as experienced in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and in Chinese communities around the globe), with a desired emphasis on digital communications media (e.g. social media platforms) or film; and 2) digital humanities or cultural analytics approaches that dramatically enhance research horizons related to cultural identity and diversity through sophisticated data analysis and visualization, multimodal scholarly projects, or related practices. Continue reading