This page is for jobs that begin in 2018.

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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Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

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 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.


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 Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the recommender directly to Final application deadline is October 30th, 2017.

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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 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 (please cc: Chinese Department Coordinator Nicole Patterson at


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 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


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 (

Review of applications will begin 1 October 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be submitted online at

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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:


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, 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: job number 10163


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 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


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; and follow directions to complete your application.


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 . 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 .

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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 If you have questions about this position, please contact Professor Andre Schmid, EAS Chair, at For further information about the department, please visit

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

MLA JIL 9/15/17


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. Visit our departmental web page at for more information about USU.


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

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


Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

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 by January 15, 2018. For questions about this position, please contact Professor Li Yu (, Chair of the Department of Asian Studies.


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

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