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.


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 Edit

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.