U of Toronto position

Associate Professor / Professor – Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture, University of Toronto


The Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure stream appointment in Chinese Thought and Culture at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The appointment is expected to commence on July 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will also be eligible to be named the Richard Charles and Esther Yewpick Lee Chair in Chinese Thought and Culture. This endowed chair appointment would be for a five-year term and is renewable following a favourable review. The successful candidate will be appointed to the Department of East Asian Studies, the Department of Philosophy, or the Department of the Study of Religion (or hold a joint appointment in two of the three units).

Candidates must hold a PhD in East Asian Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, or a closely related field and have demonstrated an exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching and experience in research supervision. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing strengths in one or more of these departments, relative to Chinese thought and culture. Candidates will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program in areas covering Chinese philosophy, religion, and/or culture. Continue reading

Rhodes College position

Assistant Professor – Chinese Studies
Tenure Track

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Rhodes College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese Studies to begin Fall of 2020. Rhodes College believes that diversity and inclusion are critical to our success as an institution, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses on modern Chinese and/or Sinophone literature. Native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and English is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate a firm commitment to teaching and scholarship at a liberal arts college and will be expected to maintain an active research program. Research will be supported by start-up funds. Possibilities for additional research support include summer research funds and travel funds. Collaborative research and teaching opportunities exist with several interdisciplinary programs, including Asian Studies, Film and Media Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies, among others. Teaching responsibilities will include five courses a year from the following: basic and intermediate language courses, upper-level research and seminar courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, and literature courses in translation. Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in Chinese Studies or a related field by July 2020. Continue reading

UC San Diego postdoc teaching fellow

Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow
University of California, San Diego

A combined Postdoctoral/Lecturer (50/50) position emphasizing new directions in language learning and language instruction research in the Department of Literature at the University of California, San Diego is available beginning July 2020. Initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and funding availability. We encourage applicants who can combine their primary expertise in language pedagogy, language-learning in digitally mediated environments, technology-enhanced (TE) language course design with competences in cultural studies, cognitive science, translation studies, linguistics or related fields. Salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985). Continue reading

HKBU positions

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) seeks to be a leading research-led liberal arts University in Asia for the world delivering academic excellence in a caring, creative and global culture. The University has a student population of circa 12,000 and a broad range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes leading to the award of doctoral degrees.

School of Communication

The School of Communication of HKBU is a leading school of communication, journalism, and film  studies in the Asia-Pacific region. It comprises the Academy of Film, Department of Communication Studies and Department of Journalism, offering 20 programmes at sub-degree, undergraduate and postgraduate levels to circa 2,400 students. The dynamic academic environment entails Faculty members’ interdisciplinary collaboration across multiple fields of study. Under the University’s Talent-100 recruitment drive, the School now invites applicants to fill the following positions:

Academy of Film

  1. Film Studies – Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor (PR0101/19-20)

The Academy is seeking scholars who can teach a range of subjects covering film theory and criticism, history of cinema, digital media and television while having an excellent track record in teaching, research and publication. Continue reading

Georgetown position

Professor of Chinese Culture
Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Georgetown University


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures of Georgetown University invites applications for a tenured position of Professor in Chinese Culture.  We are looking for a senior scholar with a distinguished record of research and publication. The successful candidate will also have a strong record of excellence in teaching undergraduates, as well as in administrative experience. The successful candidate will be expected to join us as the Chair of the Department and to provide leadership in reviewing the department’s current curricular offerings and the development of a proposal for a new East Asian Studies major. The normal faculty teaching load is two courses per semester, but the chair will have a one course per semester teaching load. The person hired will be expected to have a broad understanding of East Asia and to teach the freshman seminar “East Asia: Texts and Contexts” in rotation with other department faculty, as well as upper-level courses on China, some in the Chinese language and some in English.  Evaluation of dossiers will begin immediately.

In order to receive full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 11, 2019 as follows:  Go to

https://georgetown.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Georgetown_Faculty/job/Main-Campus/Professor-of-Chinese-Culture—Department-of-East-Asian-Languages—Cultures_JR07575-1 Continue reading

Georgia Tech postdoc

Postdoctoral Fellow in Chinese
Faculty Position in the School of Modern Languages
Post-Doctoral Teaching Position in Chinese (up to three years)

The School of Modern Languages at The Georgia Institute of Technology (https://modlangs.gatech.edu/) invites applications for a Teaching Fellow in Chinese as part of its signature Global Languages, Cultures, and Technologies (GLACT) Postdoctoral Program, with a start date of January 1, 2020. This visiting faculty position is a full-time nine-month appointment with a 3/3 teaching load, and is renewable for up to three academic years. Fellows may teach one to two courses in the candidate’s area of research specialization and can apply for an annual course release in support of academic program development. Continue reading

USC premodern position

The East Asian Languages and Cultures Department of the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA) is seeking a tenure track assistant professor of premodern Chinese literature and culture. A Ph.D. in relevant field of study is required at time of appointment.

Job Announcement Link: <https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-of-premodern-chinese-literature-and-culture/1209/13116956>
In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via: <https://facultypositions.usc.edu/FAS/application/position?postingId=REQ20079519>

The applicant should upload a CV, a letter of interest, writing sample(s), and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for references. Application materials are due October 15, 2019. Inquiries may be sent to Professor Brett Sheehan at bsheehan@usc.edu, but application materials must be submitted online. Continue reading

Dickinson College position

Assistant Professor of Chinese Language
Department of East Asian Studies
Dickinson College

The Department of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Chinese language and literature, media, or film. The teaching load is five courses a year. Applicants should be prepared to teach Chinese, topical courses in their discipline at all levels, and first-year seminars. Applicants must also be willing to supervise senior theses and have a broad understanding of Chinese and Asian culture. 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 Yunnan. 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 2020.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via QUEST (online application system) at https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Continue reading

Emory position

Assistant or Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Chinese Studies
Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Emory University

The Department of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures (REALC) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in modern and contemporary Chinese Studies to begin Fall 2020. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, cultural studies, or related field. Current Ph.D. candidates should confirm in their cover letters that their Ph.D. will be awarded by August 1, 2020. Candidates must demonstrate an active research agenda and a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level and to development of graduate programming. The Department is particularly interested in candidates working across genres and media or whose scholarship is inter-disciplinary and inter-regional (within East Asia and beyond).

The successful candidate will play an important part in the development of the Chinese program within the Department. Teaching responsibilities are normally two courses per semester and will include survey courses in modern Chinese literature, courses in the candidate’s research specialization and others as dictated by curricular need. Candidates will also adhere to best practices and demonstrate an ability to advance Emory College’s goals of diversity and inclusion. Native or near native proficiency in both English and Chinese is required. Continue reading

ANU positions

Applications are now open for the China in the World and CHL joint positions in Chinese Literature/Media and Chinese History and the Australian National University. Please see details below.

Job no:  529657
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor (Chinese Literature/Media)
Job Closing date: 21/7/2019

ANU Jobs Page: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/529657/lecturer-senior-lecturer-associate-professor-or-professor-chinese-literaturemedia

Job no: 529658
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor (Chinese History)
Job Closing date: 21/7/2019

ANU Jobs Page: http://jobs.anu.edu.au/cw/en/job/529658/lecturer-senior-lecturer-associate-professor-or-professor-chinese-history Continue reading

ANU Humanities Research Center–call for applications

Dear Colleagues,

Please consider applying to the 2020 Visiting Fellowship Program at the ANU Humanities Research Centre.

I had a great experience there in the summer of 2017 and would highly recommend anyone in the modern China field interested in connecting with humanities scholars worldwide to apply.

Warm regards,
Liang Luo

Call for Applications: 2020 Visiting Fellowship Program, ANU Humanities Research Centre


I write to you as a former or current Visiting Fellow of the HRC to ask for your help circulating the call for applications for our 2020 Visiting Fellowships to anyone you know who may be interested in the opportunity.

The theme for 2019 which will be addressed in the application is ‘Liberalism(s)’. (More information on the theme can be found here.) Continue reading

Aarhus University position

This is a finalized version of an announcement previously posted on the list.–kirk

Professor of China Studies in a Global Perspective


The School of Culture and Society, Department of Global Studies, at Aarhus University invites applications for a permanent position as a full professor of China studies in a global perspective with a focus on modern or contemporary China. The position is available to start as soon as possible after 1 January 2020.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

The professorship is being offered with a view to attracting talented applicants with an extensive and documented track record in innovative and internationally recognised research in the area of China studies, combined with specialist expertise in the humanities or social sciences as well as fluency in Chinese. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to core activities at the School of Culture and Society and Aarhus University in general, and to strengthen the research activities and output of the Department of Global Studies in particular. Continue reading

Sydney China Visitors Program reminder

Call for Applications: 2020 Sydney China Visitors Program
The University of Sydney invites applications for the prestigious Sydney China Visitors program.

This is a friendly reminder that the University of Sydney’s 2020 Sydney China Visitors Program will close for applications on Friday 3 May 2019.

The 2018 and 2019 programme have been very successful, and we are keen that this opportunity for 2020 reaches out to as many colleagues internationally as possible, so we would be grateful if you could circulate this to your networks.

The Sydney China Visitors program offers two types of fellowship:

  • Sydney China Distinguished Fellowship will host senior scholars specialising in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, culture or translation studies.
  • Sydney China Fellowship will host scholars at any stage of their career specialising in any field, historical or contemporary, related broadly to China or the Chinese world (including, for example, Hong Kong, Taiwan, overseas Chinese, ‘minorities’, as well as comparative or global perspectives).

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Sarah Lawrence position

Chinese Language – Guest Faculty Position

The search committee is still accepting applications.

Sarah Lawrence College invites applicants for a guest position in Chinese Language for the 2019 – 2020 academic year, with the possibility of renewal for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. Applicants for the position should possess at least a Master’s degree in Chinese language pedagogy, second-language acquisition, education or related field. Requirements include native or near-native command of Mandarin and English; experience in teaching all levels of Chinese language (preferably at the university or college level in the U.S.) and experience in curriculum and material development.

Responsibilities will include teaching Chinese language at a range of levels and overseeing our Language Assistants. The application should include the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement addressing the candidate’s teaching philosophy and experience, sample syllabi, a lesson plan for one class at the intermediate level, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on April 20 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position, please go to: Continue reading

Pittsburgh position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Pittsburgh seeks a Chinese literature specialist for AY2020. The candidate must hold a PhD or be an advanced ABD in Chinese literature, who can teach premodern literature courses as well as courses in other areas. Teaching experience is highly desired but not required. The teaching load will be six courses per year. The appointment begins in the fall and ends in the spring 2020. Fall classes begin on Aug 26, 2019. Email a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and any other supporting materials to Pitt’s secure email address Visitin.fwx5ztzwwb5kxduw@u.box.com. The position is filled as soon as a qualified candidate is found. Contact Hiroshi Nara (hnara@pitt.edu) for more information.

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