This page is for academic jobs in Chinese that begin in 2019.

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 2017-2018

See also: Asian History 2018-19


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Full-Time / Tenure-Track PositionsEdit

Amherst College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - 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 2019. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. 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. 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. 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 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. An application letter, c.v., short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018, and continue until the position is filled. Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of all genders, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.


Brown University (RI) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative Literature and Modern Japanese or Chinese LiteratureEdit

The department of comparative literature at Brown university seeks a scholar of comparative literature and modern Japanese or Chinese literature at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track). Ph.D. must be completed by the time of employment or firmly expected. Native or near-native fluency in Japanese or Chinese, and English, is required. The field of specialization within the modern period is open. Candidates in their application should outline their current and future research in comparative literature and modern Japanese or Chinese literature, and make suggestions for courses at introductory and advanced levels. Demonstrated excellence in both scholarship and teaching is essential. Please submit complete dossier, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation, online at the link above by November 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin then; however, applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled. Please also indicate whether you will attend the MLA in January 2019. Brown university is an AA/EEO employer.

Apply online:

MLA JIL 9/14/18


College of William and Mary (VA) - TT Assistant Professor - Premodern Chinese Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at William & Mary seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in premodern Chinese literature and culture. This scholar would work primarily on Chinese literature and culture before the Qing period (1644–1911). The applicant is expected to establish and maintain an active research program.

Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. The successful candidate will possess the skills to teach current course offerings, such as Survey of Traditional Chinese Literature in English and Art of Chinese Poetry. He or she can develop new courses in the area of premodern Chinese literature and culture under the existing course titles, such as Freshman Seminar; Introduction to Chinese Cultural Studies; Topics (or Advanced Topics) in Chinese Language, Civilization, or Literature; and Advanced Seminar.  Candidates should also be able to teach courses in Mandarin Chinese at all levels as needed. Opportunities exist to contribute to our dynamic new general education curriculum ( and interdisciplinary programs such as Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chinese or a related field at the time of appointment (August 10, 2019). Candidates must possess an active research agenda; and be able to teach premodern Chinese literature and culture, and Mandarin Chinese at all levels. Evidence of previous teaching experience, native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, and a high level of proficiency in reading classical Chinese are required. Excellence in teaching and mentoring successful undergraduate research is preferred.

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, and a sample syllabus for a course you would like to teach. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. 

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, November 3, 2018. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Information on the degree programs in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures may be found at

William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. The College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The College conducts background checks on applicants for employment.


Huron University College (CAN) - TT Position - Chinese Literature and LanguageEdit

Established in 1863, Huron University College is the founding college of Western University and offers liberal arts and theological programs. Huron is distinguished by its small classes and teaching excellence in a personal, supportive community. Huron is committed to providing its students with an engaging and inspiring educational experience that gives them a distinct advantage throughout their entire lives and challenges them to be leaders with heart.

The Chinese program at Huron University College invites applications for a probationary (tenure-track) appointment to teach 2.5 courses in Chinese literature (primary field) and Chinese language (area of competence), beginning July 1, 2019.

Candidates for the position must possess or will have obtained a relevant PhD by the starting date, an excellent command of both English and Chinese languages, and a record of successfully teaching literature and language courses in both languages at the undergraduate level to a diverse student body. They are also expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in the administrative life of the department and college. The successful candidate will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2018. Qualified candidates should forward a letter of application, including a summary of their teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, and a pedagogical dossier (statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of successfully teaching, and three sample course plans), and arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent separately to:

Dr. Mariana Ionescu, Chair, Department of French and Asian Studies, Huron University College, 1349 Western Road, London, Ontario, Canada N6G 1H3. E:

Huron University College values its place in an interconnected world and desires to reflect this value, acknowledging our responsibility to strive towards a diverse and equitable employment and educational environment that recognizes the inherent worth and dignity of every person. We welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

Applications from all qualified individuals are invited; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given hiring priority. We thank all applicants for their interest; only those selected to proceed in the competition will be contacted. Should you require accommodation in making an application, please contact Human Resources at 519-438-7224, extension 703, or



Kalamazoo College (MI) - TT Asst. Professor of ChineseEdit

Kalamazoo College seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Chinese language, literature, and culture beginning late August 2019. Area and period of specialization is open. The successful candidate will join a growing East Asian Studies program, comprising specialists in Chinese language and literature, Asian History, Japanese language and literature, and Japanese language and sociolinguistics. Salary competitive and consistent with level of experience. Teaching expectation is six courses per year (2-2-2, in three terms), including four Chinese language courses, ranging from beginning to advanced, and two culture courses taught in English. The successful candidate will contribute to the depth and breadth of a growing East Asian Studies Program, as well as the College’s “Shared Passages” core curriculum.

Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) required, as well as native or near-native abilities in both Chinese and English. The successful candidate must demonstrate a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, a promise of scholarly excellence, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both inside and outside the classroom.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The College sends some eighty percent of its graduates on study abroad for three, six or nine months, including half a dozen per year to China. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit/Ann Arbor in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 335,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by November 1, 2018, will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, statement on experience working with underrepresented students and engaging issues of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum and pedagogical approaches, and graduate transcript (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format at Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to Semi-finalists will be asked to provide a language teaching demonstration video and a writing sample. Questions may be directed to the same email.



Occidental College (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Chinese and Chinese StudiesEdit

The Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture department at Occidental College seeks applicants for a full time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Chinese and Chinese Studies. Applicants with degrees in either Chinese or Comparative Literature with a Chinese emphasis are encouraged to apply.

The recently established “CSLC” department has adopted an innovative liberal arts approach to the study of the so-called “lesser taught languages,” and we invite all candidates willing to contribute to the design of an undergraduate curriculum in Chinese that would complement this undertaking. Grounded in a student’s understanding of at least one foreign language, the department seeks to embed traditional language and literature instruction within a larger interdisciplinary and comparative context, one that highlights the role that the formal structures of language and literature play in the making (and unmaking) of those general horizons of intelligibility that help constitute a culture and a world.

We thus seek candidates who are interested in developing forms of language instruction that-- besides training students for the purposes of foreign language communication--will also actively prepare them for the task of literary and cultural interpretation. Regardless of their chosen areas of specialization, applicants should be capable of teaching courses in Chinese literature and culture (both in Chinese and translation) over a wide historical range, with particular sensitivity to the interconnection between authors, genres, and periods. Given the department’s comparative and theoretical emphases, we especially encourage applicants whose additional areas of expertise could facilitate connections between Chinese language and literature and the department’s wider curriculum. Such areas might include, but need not be limited to: poetic and narrative theory, hermeneutics, aesthetics, sub-specializations in the literary traditions of other languages, and/or other arts and sciences.

The successful applicant will be appointed in CSLC, but will also be affiliated with the interdisciplinary East Asian Studies program, and will therefore work with colleagues from several other departments (Politics, History, Art History, Religious Studies, Sociology, etc.), as well as other language faculty, in the expansion and development of Occidental’s Chinese language and literature curriculum. (Starting in 2019-2020, students pursuing the study of Chinese at Occidental will have the option of majoring in any one of three different areas: East Asian Studies, Chinese Studies, or CSLC with a Chinese concentration.)

Please submit (1) a cover letter outlining your scholarly interests and orientations, as well as your interest in teaching at Occidental (its new Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture department in particular); (2) a detailed statement of teaching philosophy and methodology that includes a discussion of (a) courses you have already taught, in language and/or literature, (b) future courses, of your own design, that you would like to teach if hired into CSLC, and (c) your demonstrated excellence in, past evidence of, and future plans for creating equitable opportunities for learning and mentoring, especially for traditionally underrepresented students; 3) a sample writing of your written research; 4) Three letters of recommendation; and 5) a current CV. All materials are due by October 29, 2018. “First-round” interviews will be held by video-conference, between November 26 and December 7, 2018. Inquiries about the position can be directed to the CSLC Department Services Coordinator, Romy Corona, at

Apply online:

MLA JIL 9/14/18


Princeton University (NJ) - Professor, Contemporary East Asia (incl. China)Edit

Princeton University seeks qualified candidates for a tenured full professorship in any discipline in the humanities, social sciences, engineering and the natural sciences. In addition to their core disciplinary specialization, candidates are required to have regional competence on China, Japan, or Korea, and knowledge of relevant foreign languages. Field of specialization is open. Applicants should apply online at:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Senior scholars should submit a brief letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae and a list of references. No publications, letters of recommendation or writing samples are required at this time. For fullest consideration, please apply by October 3, 2018. Essential Qualifications: Excellence in a recognized discipline. Regional expertise and linguistic competence in Contemporary East Asia. Further questions about this position may be directed to Nicole Bergman at This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


University of California - Santa Barbara (CA) - Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature, Film, and Cultural StudiesEdit

The East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks to hire an Assistant Professor who specializes in the interconnected fields of modern Chinese literature, film, and cultural studies. PhD preferred. The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a PhD in modern Chinese literature, film, cultural studies, or related field (or equivalent degree) except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. Candidate must have a PhD by time of appointment as Assistant Professor. Specialization in modern Chinese literature, film, cultural studies, or related field. Appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2019.

As an interdisciplinary department made up of scholars of literature, anthropology, history, religious studies, and linguistics, we value innovative theoretical and methodological approaches. The ideal candidate would be a scholar who can both analyze the content of modern Chinese literature and film, and also examine how they are shaped by the evolving forms of media through which they are produced and disseminated. We also welcome applicants who set the production and reception of popular culture in the shifting social and historical contexts of modern China. We encourage applicants whose works address Sinophone cultural and artistic flows crisscrossing the Chinese Mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, North America, and beyond. The successful candidate will be able to teach graduate seminars in modern Chinese literature and film, while also offering broader undergraduate courses.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. For information on our department, please visit our website at

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee through UC Recruit, at Primary consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 24, 2018. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Mayfair Yang:


Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments / Other Non-TT Appointments Edit

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, Fung Global Fellows - Deadline: 9 Nov. 2018Edit

  • Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS). Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. Candidates will be considered in three categories: (1) Four of the fellowships will be awarded to early-career scholars employed in the equivalent of tenure-track positions who are expected to return to their position. (2) One fellowship is set aside for a postdoctoral research associate who at the time of application does not have a tenure-track faculty appointment. (3) In addition, one fellowship will be awarded to a senior scholar. All candidates must be based outside the United States.
  • During the academic year 2019-20, the Fung Global Fellows Program theme will be “Thinking Globally.” How people have thought about the planet has informed the institutions, norms, and policies that have pulled it together and torn it apart. For centuries, ideas of free trade, human rights or global governance have framed cooperation and competition, order and disorder. Such ideas have also spawned border-crossing movements, from campaigns to end slavery to commitments to reduce carbon emissions. In turn, global thinking and action have often reinforced commitments to national ideas and efforts to curb global exchange. The goal of this research theme is to explore how ideas framed the understanding of interests and the making of institutions that have yielded commonness and conflict across and within borders. We also want to understand how these ideas and practices came into being through scientific networks, foundations, and think tanks. The Program will also examine rival world ideas that have challenged prevailing orthodoxies. Nowadays, with cooperative norms under challenge, global institutions under stress, and a century of guiding ideas about global convergence in doubt, we want to take a broad look at where these ideas came from, their effects, and the prospects for intellectual renewal or rethinking. The goal of the 2019-20 Fung Global Fellows cohort will be to explore the ways people learned to rely on or to reject strangers far away, as well as to imagine how global relationships came to be and could be different. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary and inter-disciplinary fields from the sciences to the humanities whose work addresses this set of themes in any historical period or world region.
  • All candidates must reside outside the United States. To be eligible, postdoctoral applicants must have completed all requirements for their Ph.D. before August 1, 2019 but cannot have received their degrees more than three years prior to the start of the appointment on September 1, 2019. Early-career fellows must have received their Ph.D. or equivalent no earlier than September 1, 2009. Senior scholars, who have received their doctorates before 2009, must have faculty appointments and a record of scholarly accomplishment in the designated theme of the program. Fellowships will be awarded on the strength of a candidate’s proposed research project, the relationship of the project to the program theme, the candidate’s scholarly record, and the ability to contribute to the intellectual life of the program.

Rutgers University (NJ) - Non-TT Assistant Teaching Professor of Chinese (1 yr. appt. - begin Jan. 2019)Edit

One-year position in Chinese Language, Literature, and Civilization

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, invites applications for a one-year replacement appointment in Chinese beginning January 2019. The position will be full-time, non-tenure-track with a one-year contract. Salary and title to be commensurate with qualifications and experience; the position carries a full package of University benefits. Teaching duties for the position: up to 21 credit hours, or 7 classes per year; will be a combination of courses in Chinese literature, linguistics, culture and civilization, depending on the qualifications of the candidate and the needs of the department.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum qualifications are PhD, or ABD, in a Chinese studies field, such as literature, linguistics, history, or religion, and native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English. Candidates should show evidence of commitment to dynamic and effective teaching and demonstrate preparedness to teach general courses in Chinese literature, linguistics, and civilization. The ideal applicant should have experience teaching courses at the college level in one or more of these areas.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: An application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and three recommendation letters should be submitted electronically through the link provided here: Review of complete applications will begin September 14th, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

MLA JIL 9/14/18


SUNY New Paltz (NY) - Lecturer and Chinese Program CoordinatorEdit

Duties include teaching Chinese language and literature, student advising and coordination of the East-West Living-Learning Community. Ability to teach an interdisciplinary survey course on Asian literature, history and culture is desirable. Position is renewable. MA required, PhD preferred.

Electronic submission required. Please visit Candidate will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references. References provided will be sent a link to upload a letter of recommendation. Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled, priority given to those received by 10/27/18.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. We especially encourage applications from individuals who can bring diverse cultural and ethnic perspectives and experiences to the campus. The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.


University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Assistant Instructor of ChineseEdit

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Pittsburgh ( invites applications for an Assistant Instructor position in Chinese, pending budgetary approval, beginning September 1st, 2019. The position is non-tenure-stream with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate is expected to contribute significantly to the Chinese language program and teach language courses on all levels. The successful candidate should hold an MA in Chinese as a foreign language or in an allied field, possess native or near-native competence in Chinese and English, and have at least two years of Chinese language teaching experience at a North American institution of higher education.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess linguistic knowledge of the Chinese language and who demonstrate familiarity with current practices in Chinese pedagogy in North American higher education settings. Duties include teaching both recitations and lectures of language courses, as well as working closely with the language coordinator to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Chinese language program. The appointee should also expect to collaborate with Asianists in other units (e. g., the Asian Studies Center) to promote Chinese language learning and China studies.

Applicants should upload a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference (one of which should explicitly address the candidate’s teaching ability), a statement on diversity and inclusion, a statement of teaching philosophy in both Chinese and English, representative samples of narrative and quantitative teaching evaluations, transcripts from the last university attended, and an unedited video of teaching demo of a beginning to intermediate level language class via the link above. (Please upload the teaching demo online and include the URL in the letter of application.)

For more information, contact Monika Losagio, tel. (412) 624-5221, or In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 9, 2018.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.

Apply online:

MLA JIL 9/14/18


See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit

Other Academic PositionsEdit

University of Florida (FL) - Asian and Middle Eastern Studies LibrarianEdit

University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries

Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian

The Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Librarian [AMES Librarian] is a year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position responsible for the overall development, management and coordination of the George A. Smathers Libraries resources in all formats for these subject areas. The position supports the University’s academic programs including the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLC), as well as interdisciplinary programs supported by the University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, such as International Studies and the Center for Global Islamic Studies. The AMES Librarian also liaises with the Harn Museum of Art in support of the Asian Collection. Responsibilities include analyzing the University’s programs in the LLC and International Studies, collaborating with librarians and academic faculty to establish collection profiles, selection guidelines, and preservation, location and cataloging priorities; and evaluating existing collection strengths and current collecting intensities. Collaborates with other subject librarians to provide support in religious studies and other interdisciplinary areas. This position manages specialized subject area reference services, library instruction, and online database services.

The library encourages staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently the AMES Librarian will serve on various committees and teams. To support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society, the AMES Librarian will be expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in work activities. The AMES Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

The search will remain open until July 16, 2018. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.