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This page is for jobs that begin in 2016. Please add job postings in the correct category below (TT or non-TT). These can include Chinese film, performance, visual, media, and cultural studies as well. Thank you!

Last Year's page: Chinese language and literature 2014-15

New Page for 2017 jobs: Chinese Language and Literature 2016-2017

See also: Asian History 2015-16


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Amherst College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese LiteratureEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations seeks a specialist in Chinese literature for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning in July 2016. We seek candidates with expertise in modern or pre-modern Chinese literature, performing art, film, or popular culture. Those working across genres and media are especially encouraged to apply. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The appointee will be expected to teach general courses that engage a broad range of students in Chinese culture and advanced courses for students concentrating in Chinese studies. Although regular teaching in the Chinese language program will not be expected, native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and facility in classical Chinese are required. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the department at http://www.amherst.edu/~asian.

Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium.

Candidates should submit an application letter, c.v., short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

http://apply.interfolio.com/29936

UPDATES:

  • Any updates?
  • anyone, please, answer the question?
  • Likewise - if anyone has news on this search, please do update! Thanks
  • (2/12) Received email this morning saying the committee is now compiling the short list and asking if I am still interested in the position. Sounds like things are finally moving. 

Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Field/Open Rank (Renewable/Non TT)Edit

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits.

The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.

Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of their high school class.

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population and seek a diverse candidate pool.

Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/hon-171-human-event/. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu.

  • Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.

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Berea College (KY) - TT Asst. Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Berea College announces a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chinese and Asian Studies beginning August 2016. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Chinese language, linguistics, literature, or another related field, native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, and demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. Responsibilities include teaching introductory courses in Chinese language and culture, contributing to the College’s General Education program, and collaborating with the Asian Studies and Foreign Languages programs to develop and maintain an introductory curriculum in Chinese language. The College seeks an individual who is an excellent instructor and scholar to join a faculty of scholar-teachers. Commitment to the purposes of the College and to superior teaching at the undergraduate level is essential.

Application materials (consisting of a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, summary of student evaluation data, sample syllabi, and samples of scholarly work) should be sent to: chinesesearch@berea.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Berea faculty will be present at the 2015 meeting of the American Association of Chinese Studies at the University of Saint Thomas in Houston, Texas on October 9-11, 2015, to conduct preliminary interviews with interested candidates.

UPDATES:

  • Received an invitation to interview on Oct. 10th in Houston
  • Did you hear any further news?
  • any updates/
  • campus visit scheduled 

Bucknell University (PA) - Open Rank, Tenure-Track in Chinese Language & Culture - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of East Asian Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2016. We seek a teacher-scholar in the humanities (with the exception of history and religion) able to teach Chinese language at all levels in addition to courses in his/her area of specialization (applicants with expertise in art history, theatre, and/or visual culture are particularly encouraged to apply), and who is committed to integrating diversity issues into the curriculum. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. at the time employment begins, or who are ABD, will be considered. Teaching responsibilities include five courses over the academic year, of which four courses are expected to be Chinese language and one will be in the candidate's area of specialization focusing on China, taught in English. Specific courses offered will depend upon departmental needs. Teaching experience in both language and culture or formal training in teaching Chinese as a foreign language expected. Candidates must have native or near-native command of Mandarin Chinese, with standard pronunciation.

To apply, please submit cover letter; C.V.; writing sample; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak specifically about language teaching; and teaching evaluations (if available). E-mail submissions will not be considered; however, specific questions about the search may be directed to James Orr, Chair, East Asian Studies Department at jamesorr@bucknell.edu.

Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. 1. Go to http://apply.interfolio.com/30667. You will be directed to Interfolio's Apply page for Bucknell University. 2. Click APPLY NOW (below the Application Instruction section). 3. Follow directions to create a free Interfolio account (standard fee will not apply).

Review of applications will begin 1 October 2015 and continue until the position has been filled.

UPDATES:

  • Skype interview request [posted 10/24/15]
  • Hire made, search concluded. [12/9/2015]

Colgate University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Colgate University. The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Chinese at the level of assistant professor, beginning fall semester 2016. A Ph.D. in hand or near completion and native or near native command of both Chinese and English are required; teaching experience in the United States is preferred. The area of specialization is traditional Chinese literature, thought, and culture, with an emphasis on comparative approaches in teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach language at all levels, departmental courses in his or her specialization, interdisciplinary courses in the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum, independent studies as needed, and to direct in rotation a semester-long study abroad program to the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The teaching load is five courses per year. Faculty responsibilities include productive scholarly research, student advising, and service to the University and the profession.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Please submit a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6552. Review of applications will begin November 19, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.

UPDATES:

  • Phone interview last week. (1/14)
  • Any word?
  • Campsus visit next week. One of the candicates is currently a VAP here. - 1.30.16

College of William and Mary (VA) - TT Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor level in Chinese language and literature beginning August 10, 2016. Area and period of specialization is open, with preference given to candidates who have experience in teaching both pre-modern and modern literature. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chinese language, literature, culture or a related field. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is required. He or she should have a strong record of scholarly publications and achievements. Devotion to program development and administration is expected, and so is commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. Candidate will also be expected to direct summer study abroad program on an alternating basis. Salary is approved up to $80,000 and commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.

Candidate must apply online at http://jobs.wm.edu/postings/21519 . Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, and four sample content course syllabi. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, all application materials including three letters of reference must be submitted by the review date, September 15, 2015. Applications received after the review date will be considered only if needed. The College of William & Mary is an EO/AA employer.

UPDATES:

  • Skype interview request, week of Nov. 2
  • Any news about this search? Thanks!
  • Offer made and accepted.

Hamilton College (NY) - Assistant or Associate Professor of Chinese Language - ADDTIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Hamilton College seeks applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Chinese, to begin July 1, 2016. The candidate for the position must have a Ph.D. in Chinese Language Pedagogy, Linguistics, or Second Language Acquisition. Experience teaching college-level Chinese is essential. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level courses, develop basic language materials, and supervise language instruction in our nationally recognized Chinese program. The successful candidate will also be responsible for academic coordination with the Administrative Director of Hamilton's Associated Colleges in China language program in Beijing.

Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, at least two syllabi, a dissertation abstract, a statement on teaching philosophy, and arrange for submission of two letters of recommendation to Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/31154. Your cover letter should address ways in which issues of diversity are brought into your teaching, scholarship, and/or service. Experience teaching or working with diverse student populations is an asset.

Address questions to Professor Zhuoyi Wang of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department, Hamilton College (zwang@hamilton.edu). Review of applications will begin on September 18, 2015 and conclude on October 16, 2015. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the CLTA Annual Meeting in San Diego, November 20-22, 2015, or via Skype.

UPDATES:

  • Additional material (teaching demo) requested Oct 26th

Indiana University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of Early Chinese History - SKYPE INTERVIEWS COMPLETEDEdit

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in early Chinese history, covering any period from the Zhou (c. 1000 B.C.E) through the Tang dynasty (c. 900 C.E.), to begin Fall 2016. All sub-fields of historical studies are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree or clear indication that the degree will be in hand at the time of appointment. Teaching load is two courses per semester. The position supports undergraduate and graduate training in Chinese studies within EALC and across allied departments. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and official transcripts of graduate studies must be included with the application. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to ealc@indiana.edu or to Manling Luo, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Global and International Studies Building 2058, 355 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-1105.

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Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese StudiesEdit

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the Department of Foreign Languages, which begins August 2016. Candidates should possess expertise in Chinese language and culture. Responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship, and service. An earned doctorate degree in Chinese Studies or the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience is required.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

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

For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by Application Deadline of October 15, 2015

For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu

UPDATES:

  • Rejected on Nov. 9th

New York University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Chinese Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The Department of East Asian Studies at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the beginning or advanced assistant professor level in Chinese Studies subject. The initial appointment begins September 1, 2016, and it is subject to budgetary and administrative approval. This open-field search is part of the revitalization of the Department, and we encourage all applicants engaged with critical and methodological issues connected to China and East Asian Studies.

Application must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a 20-30 page-writing sample or published article/book chapter, and 3 references. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 20, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to the NYU Department of East Asian Studies web site at http://eas.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the homepage link "Employment".Please note that we do not accept applications via email.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31780

UPDATES:

  • Any updates?
  • Campus visit stage; four invitees; first is a film person from U C

Northwestern University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Transnational East Asian Literatures - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Transnational East Asian Literatures and Cultures, open rank.

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member in Transnational East Asian Literatures and Cultures at any rank. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media, from the early modern to contemporary periods. We are open to scholars working on any combination of languages, but are particularly interested in those whose work engages with Korean and Korean culture.

The successful candidate will join several tenured and tenure-line faculty specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, and Urdu literature, as well as fifteen continuing lecturer faculty in Chinese, Hindi-Urdu, Japanese, and Korean language in the newly-formed Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. As a new member of a growing department, the candidate should bring excellence in research and teaching, as well as enthusiasm and creativity in developing undergraduate curricula, establishing departmental governance, and, at a future date, planning a competitive graduate program. This search is proceeding in tandem with a search for a tenure-line position in Japanese literature at the rank of assistant professor.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., a substantial writing sample (e.g., a dissertation or book chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately). Please ensure to submit a current email address for each of your references, so we can contact them successfully and obtain your letters of recommendation by the designated deadline.  All materials must be submitted electronically through the online application form via this link.

For full consideration applications should be received by OCTOBER 31, 2015. The position is open until filled. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

UPDATES:

  • campus visit stage
  • The search has concluded without a hire

Pace University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of French and ChineseEdit

The Department of Modern Languages & Cultures within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University invites applications for an anticipated faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure-track) to begin September 2016. The position is located at the University’s New York City campus in lower Manhattan.

The candidate must hold an earned Ph.D. with a specialization in either French or Chinese, but be able to teach both languages, and have a minimum of three years teaching experience at the university level. The candidate will teach all levels of French and Chinese language to undergraduate students, literature and culture, and have an interest in translation theory and practice.

We seek applicants with a strong commitment undergraduate teaching. The applicant will also be expected to develop a scholarship program involving students.

Application materials including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching philosophy, and names of three references should be sent in a single PDF file to MOLSEARCH@pace.edu. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled; applications received by December 31, 2015 are guaranteed full consideration.

UPDATES:

Swarthmore College (PA) - Tenure Track/Open Rank Position in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Swarthmore College invites applications to fill a tenure-track, open-rank position in the Chinese Section in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures starting with the Fall semester of 2016 (pending final administrative approval).

Qualifications: Ph.D. in some area of pre-modern Chinese literature or related cultural studies (particular areas of interest include Tang Poetry and the novel of the late Imperial Period); experience teaching classical/literary Chinese at a North American college or university; native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Review of applications begins December 11, 2015 and continues until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. In the cover letter, describe briefly your current research agenda; the attractiveness of teaching in a liberal arts college environment; and what background, experience, or interests are likely to make you a strong teacher of Swarthmore College students.

Please apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6738 (Recommenders are also encouraged to use the on-line application website). If unable to submit on-line, send materials to Chinese Search, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397. Candidates will be interviewed at either the MLA Conference or the AAS Annual Meeting.

UPDATES:

  • MLA conference interview invitation extended
  • Heard campus visits in February. Any invites out? 
  • hire made, offer accepted

University of Alberta (CAN) - Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

Competition No. - A110226950

Closing Date - Will remain open until filled.

The Department of East Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature (tenure-track, starting July 1, 2016).

Applicants for this position are expected to have a PhD degree in hand in modern Chinese literature. Research and teaching expertise in translation studies and Taiwan studies will be assets for the position.

The successful candidate will maintain a research profile commensurate with employment in a highly ranked research-intensive university, and will have relevant teaching experience or show promise of superior teaching ability. Enthusiasm for teaching within and beyond the area of PhD specialization, and for teaching and supervising graduate students, are expected.

The University of Alberta has earned a reputation as one of the leading universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research and service. The University of Alberta welcomes over 39,000 students in more than 400 undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs (http://www.ualberta.ca).

The Faculty of Arts (http://uofa.ualberta.ca/arts) is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada. The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in Canada, with a population of approximately one million (http://www.edmonton.ca).

Courses on East Asia have been offered regularly at the University of Alberta since 1961, making our program one of the oldest in Western Canada. Originally founded in 1981, the Department of East Asian Studies (http://www.eastasianstudies.ualberta.ca/) has twelve faculty members in East Asian literature, culture and linguistics and employs another twenty contract instructors in a typical year. The Department offers four-year language programs and related classes in each of Japanese, Chinese and Korean, teaching approximately 2,500 undergraduate students each year. It also enrols students from across the world in its popular MA program.

The position includes a full range of benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement: http://www.hrs.ualberta.ca/en/MyEmployment/~/media/hrs/MyEmployment/Agreements/Academic/Faculty.pdf

Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference on institutional letterhead to be sent to the attention of Dr. Mikael Adolphson, Chair, Department of East Asian Studies. Letters should be submitted via email to: easia@ualberta.ca (use “Modern Chinese Lit Search” in subject line). Review of applications will begin on October 5, 2015.

H-NET

UPDATES:

  • Received notification for campus visit

University of Bristol (UK) - Lecturer or Teaching Fellow in Chinese TranslationEdit

Job number ACAD101954 ; Division/School School of Modern Languages

Contract type Open ended contract staff; Working pattern Full time

Salary £41,255 - £46,414 ; Closing date for applications 02-May-2016

The University of Bristol seeks to appoint a Lecturer or Teaching Fellow in Chinese-English Translation from 1 September 2016. 

The candidate’s main responsibility will be to direct and grow the MA in Chinese-English Translation at the University of Bristol. Translation Studies is a growing area within the University’s dynamic and forward-looking School of Modern Languages in the Faculty of Arts, with rich opportunities for interdisciplinary research and teaching. It consistently recruits large numbers of highly qualified and well-motivated graduates to its MA Translation Programme and is seeking to develop and extend the discipline of Translation Studies at undergraduate and doctoral level. This role offers an excellent opportunity to candidates keen to take a leadership role, building on the programme’s strengths and taking a creative and proactive approach to recruitment. Candidates for the lectureship will have a PhD in hand and will have established a strong reputation in research and publication appropriate to their career stage, and are likely to have experience of teaching at university level. We also welcome applications for a teaching fellowship from candidates without a PhD but with appropriate professional, teaching and administrative experience.     Interviews are anticipated to be week commencing 30 May 2016. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact: Dr Carol O’Sullivan

E-mail: carol.osullivan@bristol.ac.uk

UPDATES:

University of California, Los Angeles (CA) - Open Rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (late imperial Chinese literature) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures (http://www.alc.ucla.edu/) at the University of California, Los Angeles, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in late imperial Chinese literature. The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures also welcomes applicants who are associate professors or full professors to apply. This position will begin in July 2016. Priority will be given to those candidates who have research expertise in the Yuan, Ming, and Qing periods, particularly with a focus on narrative and dramatic literature. Also strongly desirable is training in comparative, interdisciplinary, and transnational methodologies. An ability to work with faculty and students not only in Chinese studies, but also in Korean, Japanese, and South/Southeast Asian studies will be considered favorably. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication schedule, teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department and campus, and demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity-related teaching, research, and/or service. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a PhD in hand or be expected to have the PhD by July 2016. Salary is commensurate with experience. Submit letter of application, CV, course evaluations, a recent writing sample or publication, two sample syllabi (one undergraduate, one graduate), and three letters of recommendation online to UC Recruit (https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01708).

Review of applications will begin 11/15/2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

UPDATES:

  • campus interview February

University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) - TT Assistant Professor of Early Modern Chinese Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Early Modern Chinese literature to begin August 2016. Research expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred: Yuan-Ming-Qing vernacular literature, cultural history, Song through Qing poetry. Candidates should have the PhD in hand prior to the start of the appointment. The successful candidate will have well-focused research objectives and contribute to the department’s Chinese curriculum by developing and teaching undergraduate lecture courses as well as graduate seminars.

Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F02548. Applicants are required to submit a letter of interest, a current CV, a writing sample, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

UPDATES:

  • Any word? 
  • Skype interview request (11/21)
  • Invited for campus visit (12/7)
  • Have campus visits concluded?
  • Seems this job was reposted. Anybody know what's going on?
  • What?  Where?! That's confusing news. 
  • 2/26 Offer made, accepted, and other candidates notified.
  • The job posting of U of Colorado - Denver is not here, but I've also received a rejection letter from the school as well.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese StudiesEdit

The Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication seeks to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in Chinese, starting in Fall 2016. Chinese courses at UMBC, including those on literary topics, share a focus on culture and language in an intercultural framework. Teaching responsibilities will include beginning, intermediate and advanced undergraduate courses, including topics courses on twentieth and twenty-first century Chinese literature. See the UMBC Undergraduate Catalog for course descriptions: http://www.umbc.edu/catalog. Other teaching responsibilities include participation in the undergraduate and graduate interdisciplinary core programs, including teaching MLL 301. The person hired will also contribute to the Asian Studies Program, primarily through cross-listed courses. A secondary interest in a relevant area of applied linguistics or in intercultural communication is desirable. The teaching load is 5 courses per year. For more information about the MLLI Department and the Chinese area, please consult http://mlli.umbc.edu.

Applicants should have the PhD completed before Fall 2016, have native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English, and demonstrate potential excellence in research, undergraduate and graduate teaching. In addition to having a robust research agenda, the successful candidate will be expected to do extensive student advising, and be involved in Chinese program development. Employment is contingent upon the candidate's obtaining and maintaining appropriate visa status, if applicable.

The application materials should include a two-page letter of application explaining the candidate’s specific qualifications for this post, a curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Please submit all materials via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/32426). The position will be open until filled.

For questions, please contact: Dr. Zakaria Fatih, Chair, Chinese Search Committee (mogador@umbc.edu)

UPDATES:

  • any updates?

University of New Hampshire (NH) - TT Assistant Professor in ChineseEdit

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Chinese beginning Fall 2016. The successful candidate will have completed the Ph.D. by the time of employment (August 2016) and will have demonstrated a deep interest in undergraduate teaching, a vigorous and active commitment to scholarship, and a willingness to participate in the service obligations of the program, the department and the University. While the particular area of scholarship is open, the position requires a broad interest in classical and contemporary Chinese culture and society. Further requirements include: native or near-native command of Mandarin Chinese, with standard pronunciation, as well as of English; familiarity with both traditional and simplified Chinese characters; formal pedagogical training in foreign language instruction; and a record of outstanding and inspiring teaching at all levels of Chinese (particularly the fourth-year level) at an American college or university. Besides teaching two courses each semester and advising students, the candidate will collaborate with the current faculty to establish a Chinese Minor as well as contribute to the success of the study abroad programs in China. Ability to teach a course in Chinese literature in translation or in comparative culture, including film, is highly desirable. The deadline for application is December 24, 2015. To apply, and to view a full job description and minimum qualifications required, visit the following web site: https://jobs.usnh.edu

UNH is an AA/EEO Employer. UNH is committed to excellence through the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages women and minorities to apply.

UPDATES:

  • Rejected on 1/21

University of Pennsylvania (PA) - Associate Professor, Late Imperial Chinese Culture (1271-1912) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

he Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a tenured associate professor of late imperial Chinese culture (ca. 1271-1912). The search committee welcomes applications from specialists in any field, preferably with competencies in at least two of the following areas: literature (including poetry, prose, fiction, and drama), cultural studies, and relations between China and Inner Asia. The successful candidate should have broad research interests centered on primary sources and strong training in relevant languages. He or she will contribute to the Department’s undergraduate program by offering a one-semester lecture course on Chinese civilization and other broad-based lecture courses in addition to graduate offerings in his or her fields of expertise. A normal teaching load is 4 courses per year on a semester system. Candidates should have a compelling and original research agenda and a wish to pursue it within the interdisciplinary framework offered by the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the wider University.

Interested candidates should apply at http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/701 and submit a letter of application, CV, statement of research, and writing sample. The Department will begin reviewing applications on November 16th, 2015. Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

H-NET

UPDATES:

  • Also posted at Asian History 2015-16
  • Any updates on this search? any updates?any news?
  • Any news at all here, friends?!
  • Job candidates came for campus visit in December

Visiting Positions / Non-TT AppointmentsEdit

Oakland University (MI) - Visiting Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Oakland University invites applications for a full-time one-year Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese to begin August 15, 2016. Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Chinese literature, translation, cultural studies, or a related field by August 15, 2016 (ABD will be considered). Applicants must be able to teach Chinese language courses at all levels. Evidence of strong teaching ability, including knowledge of instructional technology and foreign language pedagogy. Experience teaching Chinese at North American universities or colleges desirable. Applicants should have willingness and interest in teaching Chinese Literature, Film, and Translation courses, as necessary.

Responsibilities include teaching three courses each semester, active program involvement, and close collaboration with the Chinese language faculty members to contribute to the advancement and overall effectiveness of a rigorous Chinese program.

Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in Chinese literature, translation, cultural studies, or a related field by August 15, 2016 (ABD will be considered). Applicants must be able to teach Chinese language courses at all levels. Evidence of strong teaching ability, including knowledge of instructional technology and foreign language pedagogy.

Three reference letters should be submitted via Interfolio attention to Professor Melanie Chang, Search Committee Chair, chang23@oakland.edu. First consideration will be given to those who complete their applications by May 1, 2016. However, the position will remain open until filled.

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University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) - Senior Instructor in Chinese LanguageEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado at Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure-track appointment as Senior Instructor in Chinese language, to begin August 2016. Requirements include the Ph.D. in Chinese language, linguistics, pedagogy, or another related discipline; experience teaching Chinese at the university level; and evidence of successful administrative experience in managing/coordinating a Chinese language program. Experience supervising teaching assistants is preferred.

Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F02549. Applicants are required to submit a letter of application, a current CV, copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed, and three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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University of New Mexico (NM) - Lecturer II of East Asian Studies-ChineseEdit

The Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a Lecturer II position in East Asian Studies-Mandarin Chinese beginning in August 2016. The successful candidate will contribute to the pedagogical goals of a department seeking to develop further its new East Asian Studies major and to strengthen the teaching of critical languages. This Lecturer will work closely with existing faculty in Chinese and Japanese to teach courses in Chinese and the East Asian Studies program. The position will involve teaching a base load of twelve credits a semester. The successful candidate will develop and teach undergraduate beginning and intermediate courses in Chinese language that integrate exposure to East Asian cultures. Salary and benefits are competitive.

This position requires an M.A. degree in hand by time of appointment in a field of Chinese language, applied linguistics and/or pedagogy by August 1, 2016. Native or near-native fluency in written and spoken Chinese as well as English is expected as well as evidence of successful teaching at a North American university.

We would prefer a candidate who can demonstrate successful involvement with student activities, experience in assessment of language teaching, and the ability and willingness to assist in developing the East Asian Studies program. Additionally, we prefer candidates who are familiar with new technologies in language teaching. Applications must be uploaded online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu. These should include a letter of intent addressing the applicant’s qualifications for the position and a description of the applicant’s teaching interests and experience; a current curriculum vitae; a list with full contact information for three references; a statement of teaching philosophy; and a sample syllabus for a lower division Chinese language course. Please have three letters of recommendation sent via post directly to: Professor Katrin Schroeter, Chair of the East Asian-Chinese Lecturer Search Committee, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures, MSC 03 2080, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. Emailed letters will NOT be accepted. For best consideration, completed applications are due December 1, 2015. The position will remain open until filled. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

https://apply.interfolio.com/32735

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Georgia Institute of Technology (GA) - Chair, School of Modern LanguagesEdit

The School of Modern Languages of the Georgia Institute of Technology seeks an entrepreneurial, collaborative Chair to lead a dynamic and innovative faculty team dedicated to redefining the study of language and culture for the 21st century.

The School is united around a vision of applied foreign language and cultural proficiency coupled with understanding of intercultural issues as crucial for careers. It draws on its unique setting as part of a premier technological university to deliver cutting-edge programs that focus on preparing students to participate in the global workforce through advanced communication skills, critical and creative thinking, intercultural understanding and professional competency in nine languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, and Spanish.

Part of Georgia Tech's Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, the School offers an innovative B.S. degree in Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS) as well as degrees in Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML) and International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML), and we look forward to a chair who will lead our efforts in designing an innovative Master’s program.

Twenty-three tenure-track faculty members and thirty non-tenure-track instructors provide administrative and instructional support to a growing number of majors, dual majors, and minors. Oversight of our academic programs requires a commitment to progressive education, international programs, and multi-disciplinary collaboration in the College and the Institute. For additional information, see http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/.

The candidate must possess a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree and a scholarly record that merits a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor. The individual should have demonstrated leadership, preferably in higher education; a proven aptitude for effective financial, academic, and personnel management; a keen interest in supporting faculty scholarship; a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion; experience in strategic planning and fund-raising; and the ability to articulate the unit’s innovative programs within an Institute committed to expanding connections between the humanities, sciences and technology, and international education. Leaders with experience outside of academia, but knowledgeable about the academic enterprise, are also strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, candidates will send:

(1) a cover letter surveying their expertise for the position

(2) a curriculum vitae (including a list of five references),

(3) a concise leadership philosophy, all emailed as one single PDF,

Applications or nominations should be sent to mlchairsearch@modlangs.gatech.edu.

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

Start date for the position: July 1, 2016.

LINK: http://www.modlangs.gatech.edu/current-openings

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High Point University (NC) - Chair, Modern Foreign Language DepartmentEdit

High Point University invites applications for the position of Chair, Modern Foreign Language Department, beginning Fall 2016. The successful candidate will hold an earned doctorate in Chinese language, literature, culture or a related field, or Asian Studies with a concentration in Chinese (Mandarin) and will have the vision, skills, and experience to lead the department in expanding and developing the Chinese minor. The Modern Foreign Language Department currently offers majors in Spanish and French along with a minor program in Chinese, as well as additional course offerings in Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, Japanese, German, and Russian. The department also actively participates in the university’s Global Studies Program, the First Year Seminar Program, the International Business and International Relations majors, and the Latin American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies minors.

The department seeks a tenure-eligible candidate for chair at the Associate or Full Professor level. The department chair is responsible for the academic leadership of an already growing and innovative department, which includes 15 full-time faculty members of diverse and multicultural backgrounds. The successful candidate will manage course scheduling, budgeting, hiring and evaluation of faculty, and assessment of programs, in addition to maintaining an active program of scholarship. The department chair will also work to expand and further develop the Chinese minor as well as to work with other departments across the university to provide innovative and integrated educational experiences consistent with the department’s philosophy of expanding and promoting cultural awareness and global citizenship.

Please apply online at: http://www.highpoint.edu/administration/employment-opportunities/  and attach a letter of application outlining qualifications for the position, a CV, and the names of three references.

Please direct all inquiries to Dr. Claudia Femenías, Professor of Spanish: cfemenia@highpoint.edu.

Applications will be accepted immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Start date for the position is August 15, 2016. EOE.

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