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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 2016-2017

See also: Asian History 2017-18 and Ethnic Studies (Asian Studies) 2017-2018


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Florida State University (FL) - TT Assistant Professor in East Asian Languages and LinguisticsEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Linguistics at the Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian Languages and Linguistics beginning August 2018. The successful candidate will contribute to both undergraduate and graduate programs in the department's East Asian Division. Primary responsibilities of this position include English-taught courses in East Asian linguistics and language pedagogy, in addition to Chinese and/or Japanese language courses depending upon the candidate's expertise. Candidates should have by date of appointment a Ph.D. degree in linguistics or language pedagogy with a concentration in either Chinese or Japanese. Applicants with interest or specialization in historical linguistics are especially welcome. Preference will be given to candidates with native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and Japanese, as well as fluency in English.

The Florida State University takes online applications at https://jobs.fsu.edu (Job ID#42363). To apply, submit an application package that includes: a cover letter addressed to Department Chair Dr. Mark Pietralunga, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and a writing sample. All documents should be uploaded as a single PDF. The three required recommendation letters should be requested through our system at http://jobs.fsu.edu.

Questions may be sent to the Search Committee Chair, Aaron Lan, at flan@fsu.edu (please cc to: Japanese Coordinator Laura Lee at llee2@fsu.edu and Department HR Representative Jennifer Morton at jmorton@fsu.edu).

This position is being advertised as open until filled. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2017.

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Harvard University (MA) - TT Professor - Pre-Modern Chinese LiteratureEdit

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations seeks to appoint a tenure-track professor in pre-modern Chinese literature. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applications from scholars working in Middle Period and Late Imperial Period literature are particularly encouraged, but we welcome applications from scholars working in all periods up to 1900. Additional details and instructions for applying may be found at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7715 The application deadline is October 2, 2017. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Loyola Marymount University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - ChineseEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Applicants should hold a Ph. D in Chinese with specialization in Applied Linguistics, Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition or Sociolinguistics. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in language teaching at the college level, and possess native/near native proficiency in Chinese and English. The successful candidate must have knowledge of language proficiency assessment, expertise in the application of technology to language pedagogy, and experience teaching or developing engaged learning courses. The department is particularly interested in candidates with an inter-disciplinary teaching portfolio which will allow to cross-list courses with the Asian and Asian American Studies Department, the School of Education, or other disciplines.

The normal teaching load for LMU faculty is 2-2-2-3 four unit courses in a two year cycle including lower and upper division language, and content classes taught in Chinese and English. Duties include the coordination of the Chinese minor Program, and teaching Linguistic courses in English for the Modern Languages major. Evidence of strong scholarship or scholarly potential in areas consistent with the requirements of the position is necessary. Salary is competitive.

To apply, please, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and research objectives, sample syllabi, complete sets of student teaching evaluations (quantitative and qualitative), a copy of the official terminal degree transcript, and three letters of recommendation (one from a teaching supervisor). Application materials (in pdf format) should be uploaded along with the application to https://jobs.lmu.edu. Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the recommender directly to mdll@lmu.edu. Final application deadline is October 30th, 2017.

Apply at: https://jobs.lmu.edu/postings/31949

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Middlebury College (VT) - TT Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

Assistant Professor of Chinese, Middlebury College, MIDDLEBURY, VT -- The Greenberg-Starr Department of Chinese Language and Literature invites applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Chinese literary and/or cultural studies (any historical period, any discipline) and Chinese language beginning fall 2018. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2018, native or near-native proficiency in both Mandarin and English, and will teach, depending on the department's needs and the qualifications of the candidate: 1) Chinese language courses at one or more levels from beginning to advanced, including courses on Chinese literature and culture taught in Chinese, and Classical Chinese; 2) courses on Chinese literature in translation; 3) courses taught in English on Chinese culture (e.g., film and television, popular culture, performance and visual art, print and material culture, internet culture, non-Han minority literature, global Sinophone literature and culture, etc.); 4) first year seminars; 5) College-wide courses such as introduction to world literature. The successful candidate will be able to innovate in the design and teaching of courses in Chinese literature and culture, dedicated to creative, effective, student-centered instruction, and enthusiastic about participation in a department with a tradition of team-work and commitment to high quality undergraduate education. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to the search committee chair Hang Du; a curriculum vitae; graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching and research interests; a sample of scholarly work; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability. More information is available at https://apply.interfolio.com/42644. Review of completed applications will begin immediately; all dossiers must be completed by November 1, 2017. Questions may be sent to Chinese Department Chair Hang Du at hdu@middlebury.edu (please cc: Chinese Department Coordinator Nicole Patterson at npatters@middlebury.edu).

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New York University (NY) - Assoc. or Full Professor - Japan or China StudiesEdit

The Department of East Asian Studies at New York University invites applications for a tenured position in Japan Studies or China Studies (literature, culture, media, and film), open to current associate professors and recently promoted full professors. The initial appointment begins September 1, 2018, and it is subject to budgetary and administrative approval. This is an open field search, and we encourage all applicants engaged with critical and methodological issues connected to Japan or China, and East Asian Studies. The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Application must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a 20- to 30-page writing sample or published article/book chapter, and 3 letters of recommendation. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on November 27, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please see the NYU Department of East Asian Studies web site at http://eas.as.nyu.edu or apply online at http://apply.interfolio.com/45634 . Please note that we do not accept electronic applications sent by email.

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Northwestern University (IL) - Associate or Full Professor - Asian HumanitiesEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time, tenured faculty member in a field in the Asian Humanities beginning in Fall, 2018. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media, from classical to contemporary periods, and in any Asian languages. We are particularly interested in a scholar and teacher who combines intellectual breadth and scholarly distinction in his or her field with a commitment to programmatic leadership and growth.

The successful candidate will join several tenured and tenure-line faculty specializing in Chinese, Japanese, Hindi, Korean, and Urdu literature and media cultures, as well as sixteen 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 to developing undergraduate curricula, and, at a future date, building a competitive graduate program.

Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission at the following link: https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/NDM Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., and two substantial writing samples (e.g., book chapters or peer-reviewed articles), and the names and contact information of three professional references who can speak both to the applicant’s scholarly contributions as well as to matters of collegiality and institutional vision. The applicant will be notified by the Search Committee before reference letters are requested.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017 and the position is open until filled. Inquiries about the search may be sent to asianlac@northwestern.edu

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Rice University (USA: TX) - T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian StudiesEdit

Endowed associate or full professorship with tenure in the T.T. and W.F. Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Appointment begins July 1, 2018.

Responsibilities: (1) Participate as an integral and active member of the Chao Center (see our website at http://chaocenter.rice.edu/) in teaching, research, journal publication, mentoring, and various collaborative activities; (2) provide intellectual leadership in the Center’s Transnational Asia Research Initiative (TARI); (3) play an instrumental role in the anticipated MA program; and (4) serve as the Chao Center Director at some point after the initial appointment.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a social sciences or humanities discipline including, but not limited to, anthropology, Asian studies, cinema studies, history, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology with a specialization in one or more areas of East Asia, South Asia, or Southeast Asia; and a demonstrated expertise in transnational circulations (e.g., the movement of peoples, products, ideas, values, beliefs, images, technologies, etc. within and/or beyond Asia). Proficiency in one or more vernacular Asian language(s) is expected. We seek a person with an excellent record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service that would justify a chaired associate/full professorship with tenure.

The online application deadline is 2 Oct. 2017; applications received after this deadline may be considered if circumstances warrant. Applications are accepted only through Rice University’s electronic system, and complete instructions are available at https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/search.

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Tulane University (LA) - TT Asst. Professor - Asian Media (incl. Chinese)Edit

The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank on Asian Media and Asian languages. The appointment will begin July 2018 and it will carry a 2/2 teaching load.

The successful candidate will hold a joint position at the Department of Communication and the Asian Studies Program. The Department of Communication specializes in the interdisciplinary and critical study of media, technology, and transnational communication. We are especially interested in qualified applicants whose research addresses Asian or Asian American media/communication and their intersection with race, ethnicity, gender and/or class. We encourage scholars who can teach Service Learning courses to apply.

The Asian Studies Program provides students with a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Asian cultures and languages with a primary focus on China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. The successful candidate should possess the ability and willingness to teach one Asian language course (preferably Chinese or Japanese) per academic year and one seminar in English about a topic related to Asia and/or Asian Americans. Language teaching experience is preferred.

Qualified candidates for this position will hold a PhD degree in Communication, Media Studies, Asian Studies or a related field by May 2018. Candidates should submit a letter or application, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, and two writing samples (articles, papers or chapters). Whenever applicable, candidates should submit up to two syllabi of courses taught and teaching evaluations. Questions can be directed to Dr. Mauro Porto, Chair of the Search Committee (mporto@tulane.edu).

Review of applications will begin 1 October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/44033

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University of Arizona (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese StudiesEdit

The Department of East Asian Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment, August 2018.

We seek applicants with a specialization in the ancient period. Applicants should have solid training in early Chinese texts, thought, and language, as well as an active research agenda with the potential to attract outside funding. Areas of expertise may include early Chinese literary thought and textual traditions, paleography, etc. We are particularly interested in scholars with innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to unearthed documents, early/Classical literary theory, and pre-Buddhist thought.

Teaching responsibility will be four courses per year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in areas covering Daoism, Confucianism, and the area of specialization; and a lower-division Chinese Civilization course.

Successful candidates will have an ability to emphasize the relevance of early Chinese culture across fields and to contemporary China. They will also show aptitude for engaging and dynamic teaching methods, such as experiential education and digital platforms. Outreach is an important aspect of the College of Humanities' mission, and it is expected that the successful applicant will be engaged in this enterprise, either through public lectures, community engagement, or study abroad. This is a benefits-eligible position and the appointment starts in August 2018.

The deadline for receiving application materials is October 31, 2017.

Online App. Form: https://uacareers.com/postings/21887

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University of British Columbia (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Premodern Chinese Lit.Edit

The Department of Asian Studies, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Premodern Chinese Literature. Field of expertise is open, but applications from specialists in narrative fiction or drama/theatre from the middle period to late imperial period are particularly welcome. Applicants are expected to have native or near native proficiency in both Chinese and English.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or expect to have successfully defended the dissertation before July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate excellence in research and undergraduate and graduate teaching and to maintain an active program of research, publication, teaching, graduate supervision, and service. Information about the Department can be found on its website, www.asia.ubc.ca.

The starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The application dossier should include: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; a 1-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, and ability to work with a culturally diverse student body; one writing sample (maximum 30 pages); two sample course syllabi; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three confidential, signed letters of recommendation sent separately by the same deadline to the email address below. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 21, 2017. The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018.

All application materials should be submitted electronically by November 21, 2017 to asia.jobsearch@ubc.ca with “Premodern Chinese Lit” in the subject line.

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University of Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Chinese CinemaEdit

The Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in the field of Chinese cinemas, expected to begin July 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates must have demonstrable research potential and teaching qualifications in that field. It is preferred that they also be qualified to both teach introductory and required courses in film theory and history, and to direct doctoral theses. We welcome a wide variety of approaches - historical, theoretical, aesthetic, archival, comparative - and topics. The successful candidate will be fluent in both Chinese and English. Although this appointment is within the Department of Cinema and Media Studies, it will co-ordinate closely with the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations as a part of our joint doctoral degree program. The teaching load for tenure-track positions is typically four courses per year additional responsibilities include service on departmental and university committees.

Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, sample syllabi (preferably for one graduate and one undergraduate course) and a teaching and research statement. All materials, except letters of recommendation, must be submitted online through the Academic Careers Website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, to posting 03514. Letters of recommendation may be submitted through the Academic Careers Website (preferred) or by email to tverleyen@uchicago.edu with the subject line 'Chinese Cinema Search.' Additional reference letter submission information will be provided during the application process.

A PhD is required by the start date of the appointment. All application materials must be submitted by December 31, 2017; early application is encouraged.

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University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Assistant Prof - Modern Chinese Lit and CultureEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture to begin August 2018. Candidates should have a PhD in Chinese literature or a related field and a minimum of one year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: modern Chinese (including other Sinophone) fiction, drama/theatre, film, new media, poetry. Research expertise may have been obtained during doctoral studies. ABD candidates will be considered. However, if the PhD degree is not conferred by August 20, 2018, the candidate will be appointed initially as an Instructor. Job duties include teaching courses in Chinese literature and culture to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as service to the university.

Applicants must apply online at http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers, job number 10163 to create and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, current CV, writing sample, and copies of syllabi of courses taught or proposed. You will receive a confidential email requesting contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The appointment will be contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check as required by the University.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017.

INSTRUCTIONS: Apply online at: www.cu.edu/cu-careers job number 10163

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University of Houston (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese LiteratureEdit

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the the University of Houston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature and Culture. Responsibilities will include teaching literature, culture and language courses in the Chinese Studies Bachelor of Arts program and contributing to our comparative World Cultures and Literatures Masters of Arts and Bachelors of Arts programs. The successful candidate will be expected to teach literature/culture courses both in Chinese and in English. The teaching load is 3:3.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Chinese literature or related field. Applications from candidates with additional expertise in one or more of the following areas: gender/sexuality studies, comparative perspectives on East Asia, film studies, or digital humanities are particularly welcome. Native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and English and strong commitment to excellence in scholarship and teaching are required.

The Department of Modern and Classical Language offers the Master of Arts in World Cultures and Literatures, the Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Studies, French, Italian Studies, and World Cultures and Literatures (with concentrations in Ancient Studies, German Studies, Francophone Cultures Studies, Global Cinema Studies, Global Modernity Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies), a minor in Jewish Studies, a minor in India Studies, as well as minors and /or language instruction in thirteen languages. With over 40,000 students on the University of Houston campus and one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse public universities in the nation, UH (www.uh.edu) is a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public Research University.

Applications should include a cover letter, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, unofficial transcripts and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references. All applications must be submitted electronically via the UH carreer portal: http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/

Applications received before November 1st will have full consideration. Review will continue until position is filled.

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - TT Assistant Professor in Contemporary Chinese LiteratureEdit

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the field of modern or contemporary Chinese literature, preferably with a research and teaching interest in media or performance study. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong skills and evidence in interdisciplinary approach to Chinese literary scholarship. PhD in Chinese literature or a related field and native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English are required. Applicants must have a promising research profile and a strong commitment to teaching Chinese language and culture at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with superior qualifications who will complete all the Ph.D. requirements within the first appointment year may be appointed at the rank of Lecturer. After the Ph.D. requirement is met, the appointment will be changed to Assistant Professor.

Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession.

Salary is competitive. Target start date is August 16, 2018.

To insure full consideration, all required application materials, including letters of reference, must be submitted by November 1, 2017. Early application submission is encouraged to allow time for referees to submit letters of recommendation. To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit application materials. Applicants must submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (20-30 pages), statement of teaching and research interests, names of three professional references. Letters of recommendation will be requested electronically from referees within 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to slcl-hr@illinois.edu

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University of Notre Dame (IN) - Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature and CultureEdit

The University of Notre Dame Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures invites applications for the position of assistant professor in modern (including contemporary) Chinese literature and culture, beginning August 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who can offer courses on modern literature, film, and/or popular culture. Responsibilities include teaching two undergraduate courses per semester, one of which may be a Chinese language class at the 4th Year or Advanced level, depending on program needs. Active programmatic involvement and close collaboration with our faculty to advance the Chinese language and culture program are also expected.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree required by date of appointment. To apply, please submit cover letter, current curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample of about 30 pages, and three letters of recommendation.

DEADLINE for application: October 15, 2017.

INSTRUCTIONS: Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/43625; and follow directions to complete your application.

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Campus visits started 11/2

University of Rhode Island - TT Professor SLA/Proficiency: Deadline 1: Nov 15, Deadline 2: Nov 30. Edit

  • Tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Language and Applied Linguistics with the ability to teach at least one of the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese or Spanish. The candidate should have a degree or concentration in the areas of SLA/Applied Linguistics/Language Pedagogy with a specialization in or record of academic publishing in foreign language proficiency.

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University of Southern California (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Contemporary Chinese Literature and Media StudiesEdit

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, California) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in contemporary Chinese literature and media studies. We seek a candidate who will complement a geographically diverse faculty in the department and work well across departments. The successful candidate will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as contribute to our general education program. Applicants must have a Ph.D.

in a relevant area of Chinese studies by the start of the appointment and must demonstrate research and teaching excellence. To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and the names of three individuals from whom letters of recommendation may be solicited. The deadline for receipt of all application materials, including letters, is October 20, 2017. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page.

Questions can be addressed to ealcsearch@dornsife.usc.edu . USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.

Further information is available by contacting uschr@usc.edu .

Apply at: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/-/-/1209/5401229

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University of Toronto (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - East Asian Popular CultureEdit

The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position at the rank of Assistant Professor in East Asian Popular Culture, including, but not limited to, contemporary new media, internet culture, performance art, popular music and cultural studies. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in East Asian Studies, Media Studies or a related field by the date of appointment, or soon thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research. Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated through publications or forthcoming publications in leading journals, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, research program. Applicants should be able to frame their work in terms of broader theoretical questions and within wider Asian and/or global contexts.

East Asian Studies is a multidisciplinary humanities department with an extremely popular undergraduate program and a strong commitment to graduate training. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in teaching. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. All application materials should be submitted through the University of Toronto’s online application system. Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor Andre Schmid, EAS Chair, at eas.chair@utoronto.ca. For further information about the department, please visit http://eas.utoronto.ca.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, signed and scanned) directly to Professor Andre Schmid, via e-mail at eas.chair@utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 15, 2017.

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University of Utah (UT) - TT Assistant Professor in Chinese Applied Linguistics and PedagogyEdit

The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will have expertise in Chinese Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy/Second Language Acquisition and the ability to teach courses in these areas. The candidate is expected to contribute to all areas of undergraduate and graduate programs including curricular development. Clear evidence of research potential and demonstrated teaching excellence is required. Additional requirements: experience in teaching Chinese at the college/university level in North America, and demonstrated interest in promoting effective language teaching. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is a prerequisite. The teaching load is four courses (two per semester) including Chinese language teaching at all levels, depending on program needs. Service commensurate with the position of assistant professor is expected. Applicants must have a PhD in Chinese linguistics, applied linguistics or second language acquisition with a Chinese focus, or a related field or equivalent terminal degree in hand by August 15, 2018. Complete applications include a letter of application, CV, a representative writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Questions may be addressed to Prof. Margaret Wan at margaret.wan@utah.edu.

Application materials must be submitted electronically by November 17, 2017, using this link: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/hr/postings/69136

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Utah State University (UT) - TT Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

The Department of Languages, Philosophy, & Communication Studies at Utah State University invites applications for a tenure-track position: Assistant Professor in Chinese. Utah State University is located in a mountain valley 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Candidates should have a Doctorate in Chinese language/culture or related field completed by August 13, 2018. Candidates should have the ability and willingness to teach a variety of courses and the ability to conduct scholarly research. Candidates must pass a background check, per university policy. Other qualifications include: Near native or native proficiency in Chinese and a high levels of proficiency in English, a desire to mentor students and an ability to compliment and enrich the current Chinese program. Applications should be submitted by December 1, 2017 to receive full consideration. https://usu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=2804. Visit our departmental web page at http://lpcs.usu.edu/ for more information about USU.

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Virginia Tech (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

Tenure-track assistant professor of Chinese to start August 2018. The expected/standard teaching load is two/two courses per academic year.

Required Qualifications: PhD required by time of appointment in Chinese language, literature, culture, linguistics, second-language pedagogy, or a related field. Demonstration of an active research agenda. Ability to teach undergraduate courses in language from the elementary to the advanced level as well as literature, linguistics, and culture. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English.

Preferred Qualifications: Training or experience in second-language pedagogy. Demonstrated commitment to program-building in Chinese, co-curricular activities, and the promotion of study abroad.

Review Begin Date: 10/30/2017

Apply at: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/80085

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Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Premodern Chinese LiteratureEdit

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured faculty appointment in premodern Chinese Literature at the rank of Assistant or Associate to begin in the fall semester of 2018.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate should also be willing to contribute to any of the following programs: East Asian Studies, Film and Media Studies, Performing Arts, Comparative Literature, Women and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religious Studies, and the university's growing interest in digital humanities, medical humanities, and Asian-American Studies. Candidates for the rank of Assistant Professor must demonstrate commitment to teaching and research in Chinese language and literature/culture. Duties will include teaching assigned courses at the graduate and undergraduate level (normally two per semester), maintaining an active research and publishing program, and advising students. Candidates for the rank of tenured Associate Professor Must have a proven record of excellence in teaching, research, and contributions to the field. Duties will include, in addition to those stated above, departmental and university service.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chinese Literature or a closely related field at the time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English are required.

Applications must include a cover letter, current CV, at least two syllabi of proposed undergraduate courses, a research statement for the year of appointment (up to 1,500 words), and a writing sample (no longer than 30 pages). These materials must be uploaded to the HR website. Three letters of reference should be emailed directly by the referees to Search Committee Chair, Professor Rebecca Copeland, at ealc@wustl.edu

Applications received before November 15, 2017 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee.

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Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Boston University (MA) - Lecturer - ChineseEdit

Boston University, Department of World Languages & Literatures. Seeking a full-time lecturer to join Boston University's Chinese language program, beginning Fall 2018. Position carries full benefits. Responsibilities will include teaching at all levels of BU's thriving program in Chinese language and participating in curriculum development and other program activities. Minimum requirements include an MA in Chinese, second-language acquisition, applied linguistics, Chinese linguistics, literature, or a relevant field; native or near-native command of Chinese and English; demonstrated excellence in college-level Chinese language teaching in North America, as well as familiarity with relevant instructional technology; teaching language through content courses on Chinese history and culture as well as ability to teach Classical Chinese is desirable; potential for program coordination is also desirable. At Boston University the successful candidate will join a vibrant community of scholars of Chinese-speaking cultures and of the world's languages, literatures, and cultures. The position offers opportunities to create new courses and contribute to program building, and a professional career track with possibility of growth.

Please use AcademicJobsOnline to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three reference letters and, if available, a link to a teaching video. Additional materials will be requested subsequently from top candidates. Applications submitted through a website other than AcademicJobsOnline will not be considered.

Teaching DVD's (in lieu of online videos) or any recommendation letters that cannot be sent electronically may be sent by postal mail to Chinese Lecturer Search, Department of World Languages & Literatures, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215.

Please visit the following website for additional information about the World Languages & Literature Department: https://www.bu.edu/wll/. Preference will be given to applications received before November 3, 2017. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Georgia State University (GA) - Chinese Lecturer PositionEdit

The Department of World Languages & Cultures at Georgia State University anticipates hiring a full-time, non-tenure track, Lecturer in Chinese for the 2018-2019 academic year effective August 2018 (Fall semester) pending budgetary approval.

Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Chinese applied linguistics, Chinese pedagogy, or cultural studies (e.g., Chinese literature, Chinese media, etc.) and must have native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English. Applicants must have rich experience of teaching Chinese language courses in U.S. universities/colleges. The Chinese lecturer will be expected to teach Chinese language courses across proficiency levels as well as content courses in English with a 4-4 workload. The search committee will give particular consideration to candidates with interest and experience in designing and teaching technology-assisted classes (e.g., online, or hybrid) and in designing and teaching upper-division language and content courses. Additionally, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in recruitment, academic advisement, evaluation of transfer credits, supervision of Graduate Teaching Assistants and instructors from the Confucius Institute, and other matters related to the Chinese program.

Review of applications will begin on November 15th, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications should include: 1) an application letter stating your qualifications, teaching philosophy and career plan, 2) an updated CV, 3) a teaching portfolio including syllabi, a sample of teaching materials, and student evaluations, 4) a 30-50 minute video of classroom teaching on a web-accessible hyperlink, and 5) three confidential letters of reference. Please send application materials to the Chair of the Chinese Lecturer Search Committee at dloden1@gsu.edu. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/46393

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Swarthmore College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and CultureEdit

Swarthmore College is inviting applications to fill a full-time, three-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese, with possibility of renewal, effective Fall 2018.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in some area of Chinese language and cultural studies; experience teaching modern standard Mandarin Chinese at a North American college or university; ability to co-teach or teach all levels of Chinese, familiarity with a broad range of instructional materials and media, including computer-aided multi-media resources; native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English. Salary and benefits highly competitive. Candidates should submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation by December 1, 2017.

Please apply at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10225 (Recommenders are also encouraged to use the on-line application website). If unable to submit on-line, send application materials to Chinese Search, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397. Chosen candidates may be interviewed by phone or Skype, or interviewed at the 2018 Annual Convention for Modern Languages Association in New York City (January 4-7).

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity in its educational program and employment practices. The College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world.

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University of Florida (FL) - Lecturer in Chinese Language and CultureEdit

The Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Chinese language and culture to begin August 16, 2018. This is a full-time, renewable, nine-month non-tenure accruing position.

Duties: a) teach three undergraduate language classes per semester; b) contribute to a robust undergraduate major in Chinese language and literature by collaborating with colleagues to ensure smooth articulation across the levels of language instruction and by participating in course design and creation; c) provide extracurricular support of the program through service that includes placement or proficiency testing, weekly language tables, and other activities relating to extracurricular Chinese language use; d) supervise a Chinese study-abroad program in rotation with other instructors.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The selection process will be conducted in accordance Florida's Sunshine and Public Records Laws. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call(352) 392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).

Advertised Salary: Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package.

Minimum Requirements: M.A. degree or higher in Chinese language or relevant area, including second-language acquisition, linguistics and language pedagogy, and Chinese culture. Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English, and US college/university-level teaching experience are required.

Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with demonstrated expertise in language-learning technology are particularly welcome.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applications must be submitted on-line at: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/504842?lApplicationSubSourceID= and must include: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) statement of teaching philosophy, 4) sample sets of student evaluations, 5) a link to a video recording of your recent classroom teaching (YouTube or other streaming sites), and 6) the names and e-mail addresses for three references. After initial review, letters of recommendation will be requested for selected applicants. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 1, 2017, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

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Washington College (MD) - Visiting Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

The Department of Modern Languages at Washington College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese. PhD in Chinese (Mandarin) or a related field required (ABD acceptable). The successful candidate will have 1) a background in language and literature and one China-based subfield 2) experience and demonstrated excellence in language teaching and learning at all levels 3) native/near-native ability in Chinese and English. Responsibilities include 3 Chinese language, literature, and/or culture courses per semester, one of which could be a First-Year Seminar, participation in co-curricular activities, and departmental service.

Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of about 1,450 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research. It is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. For more information please consult the college's website (http://www.washcoll.edu) and the department's website ( https://www.washcoll.edu/departments/modern-languages/ ).

To Apply: Electronic copies of a statement of interest and curriculum vitae may be submitted to the attention of Dr. Nicole Grewling, Search Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Washington College, through our Consensus portal (https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp ). Three letters of recommendation will be required at a later stage. For assistance accessing our online applicant portal, contact Human Resources at employment@washcoll.edu. For other questions, please contact Dr. Grewling.

Review of applications will begin on December 1st and continue until filled.

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Williams College (MA) - Visiting Asst. Professor - ChineseEdit

The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time one-year leave replacement position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese beginning in the Fall of 2018. The teaching load for this position is 5 courses per year. Qualifications include Ph.D. (ABD acceptable) in Chinese literature, linguistics, or a related field; native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English; strong teaching experience at the college level; and ability to teach all levels of Chinese language including advanced language courses, as well as courses in the candidate’s area of specialization.

Application should include a cover letter, CV, sample syllabus for one course to be taught in English and one course to be taught in Chinese, and three recommendation letters. In the cover letter, we ask you to speak to your ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. These materials must be submitted at https://apply.interfolio.com/44316 by January 15, 2018. For questions about this position, please contact Professor Li Yu (Li.Yu@williams.edu), Chair of the Department of Asian Studies.

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

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