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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!

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Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Assistant Professor - Modern Chinese Literature and FilmEdit

The School of International Letters & Cultures (SILC) at Arizona State University (Tempe campus) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature and Film, with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2015.

Essential functions: Contribute to curriculum development in modern Chinese language and culture; teach a minimum of two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level on the Tempe campus; supervise honor's, master's and doctoral students; conduct research and publish in top-tier journals and presses; participate in professional and university service.

Required qualifications: A Ph.D. or equivalent should be in hand by August 15, 2015; demonstrated ability to work with visual and written Chinese texts and media from the early Republican period to contemporary era; native or near native fluency in modern Mandarin Chinese and English; ability to use basic instructional technology (Blackboard, Wiki, etc.); ability to contribute to SILC-wide courses on literary and cultural theory.

Desired qualifications: knowledge of either a second Asian or European language; prior teaching experience at the university level; ability to teach content courses in Mandarin Chinese.

To apply, submit electronically to academicjobsonline *** https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4761 *** the following materials: 1) a current curriculum vita; 2) a cover letter addressed to Stephen H. West, Search Committee Chair; 3) copies of syllabi of courses taught; 4) one example of research writing in English, no longer than 45 pages; 5) copies of graduate transcripts; and 6) the names, positions, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references, who may be contacted directly by academicjobsonline or by the committee.

Deadline for applications November 30; if not filled, review will continue every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

UPDATES:

  • This position has been withdrawn!

Bard College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor-Chinese Language, Literature and Culture Tenure-Track Edit

Bard College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Chinese language, literature, and culture, to begin in fall 2015. The position requires an interest in undergraduate teaching at a small liberal arts college and a vigorous and active commitment to scholarship. Candidates should have completed the Ph.D. and have primary training in the fields of Chinese literary, linguistic or media studies. Ability to teach Chinese language at all levels and courses of one’s specialty is expected. A record of successful teaching at an American college or university is highly desirable. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English required. The deadline for application: December 1, 2014.

Applicants should send: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a brief writing sample, a video of yourself teaching a language class, and three letters of reference through Interfolio by Committee: http://apply.interfolio.com/27385

Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity.

UPDATES: 3/5: had a skype interview with them before Christmas. Has anyone been invited to the campus interview yet?

Campus interviews held in Feb.

Has anyone heard from them and got the offer? Did they make the offer? If so, i'd appreciate your update.

Barnard College (NY) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Contemporary Chinese Culture and SocietyEdit

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Barnard College, Columbia University, is seeking a full-time tenure-track teacher/scholar at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in contemporary Chinese culture and society, to begin September 1, 2015.  Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in contemporary Chinese culture and society, from a social science perspective; areas of specialization may include cultural anthropology, cultural geography, economics, environmental studies, gender studies, human rights, medical anthropology, public health, and sociology.  Particular attention will be given to candidates with a record of diverse, innovative, and interdisciplinary research and teaching.  Teaching will include undergraduate general education courses, as well as more specialized and graduate courses.

Application, including CV, a writing sample, and three letters of reference, to be sent directly to Chair, Search Committee, Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures, 321 Milbank Hall, Barnard College, 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027.  Materials may be submitted by email to amecsearch@barnard.edu.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  Barnard is an independent college of liberal arts and sciences for women that is affiliated with Columbia University and has a single unified program in East Asian Studies.  Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community.  We especially encourage women and candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

UPDATES:

Brown University (RI) - TT Open Rank - Late Imperial (Ming-Qing) Literature and CultureEdit

The Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for an open-rank position in late imperial (Ming-Qing) literature and culture, effective July 1, 2015. Ph.D. required at the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing a curriculum in the study of Classical Chinese and to teach content courses in Ming and Qing literature and culture.  Demonstrated excellence or, at the junior level, evidence of potential excellence in scholarship and teaching is expected.  In addition we seek applicants who will contribute to the broader intellectual life of the department and university.  Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English is required.

Interested applicants should submit their dossiers to the search committee through Interfolio at: http://www.interfolio.com. The dossiers should include a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and no more than two representative writing samples/scholarly publications (abstracts only in the case of books). In addition, those applying at the rank of assistant professor should have three letters of recommendation sent; senior applicants should submit the names of three references with contact information.  Recommenders will be contacted by the search committee.

Please direct any inquiries to eas-search@brown.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by October 31, 2014 when we will begin reviewing files; however applications may be accepted until the position is filled. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

UPDATES:

  • Had a Skype interview last week. Anybody know if campus visit invites are out yet? (1/12)

Bucknell University (PA) - Chinese Language and LiteratureEdit

The Department of East Asian Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2015. We seek a teacher-scholar in the humanities (with the exception of history and religion) able to teach Chinese language at all levels in addition to courses in his/her area of specialization (applicants with expertise in art history, linguistics, theatre, and/or visual culture are particularly encouraged to apply), and who is committed to integrating diversity issues into the curriculum. Candidates who will have a Ph.D. at the time employment begins, or who are ABD, will be considered. Teaching responsibilities include five courses over the academic year, of which four courses are expected to be Chinese language and one will be in the candidate's area of specialization focusing on China, taught in English. Specific courses offered will depend upon departmental needs. Teaching experience in both language and culture or formal training in teaching Chinese as a foreign language expected. Candidates must have native or near-native command of Mandarin Chinese, with standard pronunciation.

To apply, please submit cover letter; C.V.; writing sample; three letters of recommendation, at least one of which must speak specifically about language teaching; and teaching evaluations (if available). E-mail submissions will not be considered; however, specific questions about the search may be directed to James Orr, Chair, East Asian Studies Department at jamesorr@bucknell.edu. Review of applications will begin 1 November 2014 and continue until the position has been filled. Applications are only accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee. Please go to http://apply.interfolio.com/25505 to apply.

See more at: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000840717-01#sthash.r0PTErCD.dpuf

UPDATES:

  • 11/24 Skype interview scheduled.
  • Has the offer made yet?
  • 3/6 Rejection email sent out.

California State University, Long Beach (CA) - Assistant Professor of Chinese StudiesEdit

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. with specialization in Chinese linguistics, Chinese literature, or Chinese culture studies, or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2015; Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English; Demonstrated effectiveness for teaching and excellence in research, scholarly and creative activities; Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population. Desired/Preferred Qualifications: Strong commitment to working in a foreign language program serving minors, majors, and graduate students; Demonstrated familiarity with modern pedagogies and methodologies of teaching Chinese language at all levels, with at least two years experience teaching Chinese language at the college level in the United States; Demonstrated teaching effectiveness in upper division and graduate level survey/content (non-language) courses related to specialty (Chinese linguistics, Chinese literature, or Chinese culture studies); Experience and interest in the use of technology and development of hybrid courses Publications in area of specialization or related field. Duties: Teach and develop courses appropriate to disciplinary expertise and to the specific academic assignment: language and survey courses at the upper-division level in the area of specialization for the undergraduate and graduate programs; Maintain an active research program and profile; Undertake grant writing and development projects that promote the departmental mission Collaborate in assessment planning and implementation; Advise study-abroad students going to China or Taiwan and participate in study abroad activities; Outreach to neighboring high schools and community colleges about the importance of Chinese language; Provide service to department, college, university and community committees as appropriate.

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to: Michelle Seales, California State University, Long Beach, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-1002.

  • Review of applications to begin November 3, 2014.

UPDATES:

  • Has anyone heard anything? Been almost 2 months...

College of Staten Island, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at the College of Staten Island (CSI), a senior college of The City University of New York (CUNY), invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Chinese, beginning in August 2015. The successful candidate will be expected to teach not only various levels of Mandarin Chinese but also classical Chinese literature courses or courses on Chinese culture. Ability to teach various levels of Japanese or Korean is highly desirable. The candidate will also be expected to participate in departmental, divisional and college initiatives, engage in program development and student advisement and establish an active and ongoing research agenda in areas of specialization.

Ph.D. degree in Chinese literature/culture or a related field is required and must be in hand by the time of appointment. Candidates must be able to teach classical Chinese literature courses or courses on Chinese culture in addition to all levels of Chinese language courses. Candidates should demonstrate not only native/near-native fluency in English and Chinese but also competence in computer-assisted instruction and foreign language pedagogy. A minimum of one-year full-time college-level teaching experience is highly desirable. Experience in course development, program coordination, and teacher-training is preferred. Ability to teach various levels of Japanese or Korean is a plus. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to research and publication and to performing departmental and college services. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply and view complete job description and requirements, log onto http://www.cuny.edu. Find Job ID #11461. To be considered for this position, you must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and one sample publication in any of the following formats: doc, docx, pdf, or text format. This job closes December 1, 2014.

UPDATES:

  • I've just heard that candidates for this position will be contacted probably around last week of January/first week of February. [posted 12/3]
  • 1/29 Contacted for Skype interview
  • Campus interview scheduled in Feb
  • Rejection email received 03/10

College of William and Mary (VA) - Associate Professor of Chinese StudiesEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for a tenure-track position at the Associate Professor level in Chinese language, literature, and culture beginning August 10, 2015. Area and period of specialization is open, but we have particular interest in candidates who have demonstrated expertise in pre-modern Chinese literature, philosophy and culture. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Chinese language, literature, culture or a related field. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English is required. He or she should have a strong record of scholarly publications and achievements. Devotion to program development and administration is expected, and so is commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. Teaching expectation is two courses per semester. Candidate will also be expected to direct summer study abroad program on an alternating basis.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and teaching experience.

Candidate must apply online at http://jobs.wm.edu/postings/19021. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, and four sample course syllabi. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

  • For full consideration, all application materials including three letters of reference must be submitted by the review date, November 20, 2014. Applications received after the review date will be considered only if needed.

UPDATES:

  • Skype interviews scheduled (1/14)
  • Offered and declined (2x)
  • Does anyone know why this search failed? Senior searches don't happen that often...
  • This college is now advertising a one year VAP. Any information regarding why the earlier offers were declined would be helpful to possible VAP candidates.

Dartmouth College - Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and LiteratureEdit

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Chinese Language and Literature. Appointment will become effective July 1, 2015, with teaching duties beginning in September 2015. Applicants for this position must have native or near native proficiency in English and Modern Standard Chinese, and a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.

The field of specialization is open, but we have particular interest in candidates working in traditional fiction, modern literature, and/or film. It is our hope that the appointee will share our vision of treating language and literature courses as integrated components of an undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. In addition, candidates should have a demonstrated commitment to foreign language instruction and must be able, willing, and enthusiastic about teaching both Chinese literature in English translation and Chinese language courses at all levels. The successful candidate will participate in administering the Chinese language program and will direct the annual twelve-week Summer Foreign Study Program in Beijing once every 2 or 3 years.

The review of applications will begin in mid-November 2014. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype. Questions should be directed to Search Committee Chair, Hua-yuan Li Mowry at: Hua-Yuan.L.Mowry@dartmouth.edu.

UPDATES:

  • Any word on this one yet?
  • So did they make a hire?  Curious about the profiles of those invited to campus. (2/27)
  • I have applied for some version of this job for three years in a row now and have never heard anything whatsoever, not only in response to my applications, but about whom, if anyone they are actually inviting and/or hiring. (3/1)
  • OP here.  Thanks.  It looks like they hired someone on the Japan side, but the China side remains a mystery.  Oh well, it doesn't matter.  Crappy market this year.
  • Of the three years I've been on this market, this has been by far the worst. Also, the wiki has become progressively less informative each year. Not sure if fewer people read it or if everyone's so desperate they play their cards close to their chest. But yeah, I think this particular search has been troubled somehow.
  • This is the first time I know and use Wiki. I agree that it is not quite informative, at least in our field. I know some applicant in German Studies indeed got lots of information. In addition, I do feel that some search committees are lack of common sense of courtesy. They never replied to any of your polite inquiries on their next stage of search even though they just interviewed you or contacted you a couple of days ago. Hopefully if we become members of search committtee someday we won't treat applicants in the same way. 
  • They did make a hire when they ran a similar search in 2012-2013 (OSU PhD who works on folksongs). Not sure if they are expanding/replacing retiring faculty or if the recent hire is leaving, though his profile is still up on their department page. 

Dickinson College (PA) - TT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Chinese Language and Literature or FilmEdit

The Department of East Asian Studies at Dickinson College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Chinese language and literature or film. The teaching load is five courses a year. Applicants should be prepared to teach Chinese at all levels and topics courses in their discipline at the 200 and 300 levels. Applicants must also be willing to supervise senior theses, teach introductory survey courses for the department, along with first- year seminars. Applicants should be broadly knowledgeable about Chinese and Asian history and able to convey information in a way suitable to undergraduates. We are particularly interested in applicants who will display leadership and initiative within the department (including extra-curricular activities) and with our study abroad program at Peking University. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, and teaching experience at the college/university level in the above mentioned areas are required. A Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2015.

Please submit application material online at https://jobs.dickinson.edu

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, three letters of recommendation, available evidence of teaching success (for example: student evaluations and/or a classroom video) and a writing sample such as a dissertation chapter or article.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position has been filled. Preliminary interviews will be held at the CLTA annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.

UPDATES:

  • Notified of first-round interview at the CLTA meeting from Nov 21-23 (10/23).
  • Received notice of offer made to and accepted by another candidate.

Fordham University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor in Chinese Language, Lit. and CultureEdit

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Fordham University (New York City; invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese language, literature and culture, to begin Fall 2015. All applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English, must have completed a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, must be familiar with the North American higher education system, and must show evidence of ability to develop a clear and active research agenda. The field of specialization is open. Applicants should be willing to teach Chinese language, literature and culture courses at all levels. Teaching load is 2/3. The successful candidate will lead the expansion of our program in Chinese and will be able to collaborate with the university’s interdisciplinary programs.All applicants should submit the following materials by November 1st, 2014:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, sample syllabi, writing sample;no more than 30 pages) and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at Interfolio.The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures is committed to building a multicultural department and strongly encourages women, racial / ethnic / gender underrepresented people, persons with disabilities and covered veterans to apply.

Apply online: http://apply.interfolio.com/26790

UPDATES:

Lingnan University (HKG) - Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese LiteratureEdit

Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality education distinguished by the best liberal arts traditions. Adopting a whole-person approach to education, it offers a wide range of honours bachelor’s degrees and postgraduate programmes up to the doctoral level in the disciplines of arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan University is fully committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. Applications are invited for the following post, which will be tenable from January 2015 or by mutual agreement:

Department of Chinese

Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese Literature

(Post Ref.: 14/89/HASIA)

Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline. For appointment as Associate Professor, candidates should have at least five years of relevant experience and a good track record in research and scholarly activities. For appointment as Assistant Professor, candidates should have relevant teaching experience (at least three years) and publications. In the case of stellar credentials, the University may consider making an appointment at the rank of Professor.

Applicants are invited to forward their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at http://www.LN.edu.hk/hr/application-forms) to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: recruit@LN.edu.hk (as attachment in MS Word format) by 31 October 2014. Applicants should provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Please specify the post/level you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site : http://www.LN.edu.hk. Enquiries can be directed to recruit@LN.edu.hk.

UPDATES:

New College of Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and CultureEdit

Tenure-track appointment approved for Chinese Language and Culture beginning August 2015. New College is a small, highly selective, liberal arts honors college within Florida’s public state university system and located on Sarasota Bay. We seek a generalist with a strong commitment to teaching Chinese language as well as broad competence in modern or contemporary Chinese literature and culture. Secondary interests in film, diasporic Chinese literatures and Sinophone studies, and/or language pedagogy would be welcomed. Successful candidates must have college-level teaching experience in Chinese language; experience in teaching literature/culture desirable, near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English required, and evidence of active scholarship expected.

Teaching load is 2/2 plus January-term Independent Study Projects and supervision of tutorials and senior theses. Collaboration, initiative, and innovation are important to our Chinese program, our Literature program, and our developing program in East Asian studies.

Ph.D. in hand or dissertation completed by the date of appointment is preferred. Salary competitive. Send dossier including: curriculum vitae, letter of application, three letters of reference, transcripts. Please include four brief descriptions of proposed courses: one introductory and one intermediate/advanced Chinese language course and two literature/culture courses in English, at least one of which should emphasize literature. Candidates are strongly encouraged to include, link, or send separately a short video of themselves teaching Chinese language. An ability to teach in both English and Chinese is expected. Review will begin 15 November and applications will close 30 November 2014 with MLA or Skype interviews to follow.

Send materials https://apply.interfolio.com/26303

Candidates without an Interfolio​ account, send materials to humanities@ncf.edu. Candidates can also send their teaching demos in DVD format to: Division of Humanities, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, FL 34243-2109. Further questions to: Dr. Jing Zhang, Chair of the Search Committee, humanities@ncf.edu.

UPDATES:

  • Additional documents requested (11/26)

New York University Shanghai (CHN) - Early ChinaEdit

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for one or more tenured or tenure-track appointments at any level (assistant, associate, or full professor). Scholars should have expertise in two or more of the following fields, all pertaining to Early China from the Shang to the Tang dynasty: (a) archeology and material culture; (b) history and geography; (c) philosophy, religion and textual traditions; (d) paleography (excavated texts), epigraphy, and linguistics. Successful candidates will have excellent reading of Classical Chinese and an emphasis on interdisciplinarity. The ability to handle a wide range of different sources would be especially desirable.

The terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions and include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the NYU global network, engaging in both research and teaching. The appointment can begin as soon as September 1, 2015, with a later starting date possible, pending candidate availability.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please visit our website at shanghai.nyu.edu/about/work/faculty-positions for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu.

UPDATES:

Pomona College (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Modern Chinese Literature or LinguisticsEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures at Pomona College invites applications for a tenure-track position in either modern and contemporary Chinese literature or Chinese linguistics to begin August 2015. Applicants must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English, demonstrated excellence in and/or commitment to undergraduate teaching, and Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment. This position carries a 2/2 teaching load, including three language courses and a literature/culture in translation course. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants who have training and are equipped to offer courses in areas such as Chinese film and visual culture, contemporary literature and popular culture, or linguistics. Please upload the following application materials online (http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo): (a) letter of application describing research and teaching interests, (b) curriculum vitae, (c) graduate transcript(s), (d) three brief statements – one addressing teaching philosophy, one addressing scholarship and one addressing demonstrated ability and/or commitment to mentor a diverse student body, (e) teaching evaluations (if available), and (f) three letters of recommendation. Please address queries other than applications to Sharon S. Hou, Chinese search committee chair, 550 N. College Ave., Pomona College, Claremont, CA 91711,sharon.hou@pomona.edu. Review of applications will begin on November 15; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Pomona College, the founding member of the Claremont Colleges, is a highly selective liberal arts college attracting a diverse, national study body. It is an equal opportunity employer and especially invites applications from women and underrepresented groups. The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

UPDATES:

3/2 Position filled.

San José State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Chinese Language, Culture, and LiteratureEdit

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23029

Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Qualifications: Ph.D. in languages, literature, or related field at time of appointment. Native or near-native competence in Mandarin Chinese and English. Demonstrated strong teaching skills and scholarly promise are required. Field of specialization is open, but candidates should have competence or training in second- language pedagogy, curriculum design, and technology-enhanced language learning. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and/or other comparable experience.

Responsibilities: Teaching responsibilities include all levels of Chinese language as well as courses in literature and culture, and, normally, one course in English per semester that contributes to the East Asian Studies Concentration or other programmatic areas in the Department of Humanities. Academic assignment will include coordinating the Chinese Program in the Department of World Languages and Literatures, supporting the Single Subject Teaching Credential Program in Mandarin Chinese, as well as advising and recruitment of students and appropriate committee work. Demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarly research, with an expectation of peer-reviewed publications and professional presentations. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: August 18, 2015

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States

Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching and research plans and interests; and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by November 1, 2014 through the MLA Job Information List: https://www.mla.org/jil_listing?id=21417 and direct all correspondence to:

Damian Bacich, Chair of Search Committee, Department of World Languages and Literatures, San José State University.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

UPDATES:

  • 11/20 notice of skype interview
  • 01/14 Any update? 
  • 3/5 no news since skype interview long ago.
  • campus visit scheduled early Feb. no news since. 

Skidmore College (NY) - Frances Young Tang '61 Chair in Chinese Studies (Open Rank)Edit

Skidmore College is proud to announce the endowment of the Frances Young Tang '61 Chair in Chinese Studies. This new position reflects Skidmore's continuing commitment to international education and diversity in a liberal arts setting and is designed to further strengthen Skidmore's curriculum in Chinese studies.

For the first occupant of the Chair, Skidmore wishes to make a tenure-track appointment, open as to rank, in any discipline. The College is particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated excellence in language teaching along with a scholarship focus on postmodern Chinese literature. The successful candidate will teach five courses appropriate to his/her disciplinary background and will be expected to participate creatively in the broadening of the College's Asian Studies program.

Skidmore College is primarily an undergraduate institution which has always emphasized teaching excellence as the premiere credential for success. At the same time, we consider that faculty members must make significant scholarly and/or artistic contributions to their disciplines. The successful applicant will be one who has a commitment to involving undergraduates actively in her/his research. We are seeking to attract applicants from diverse backgrounds and those who have experience working with diverse student populations.

We are pleased to invite nominations and applications by November 1, 2014. Nominations should be sent to: Dr. Beau Breslin (bbreslin@skidmore.edu), Dean of the Faculty and Vice-President for Academic Affairs

UPDATES:

  • Also posted at Religious Studies 2014-2015 and Asian History 2014-15
  • They are casting a wide net: It's open rank, open field,  pre-modern and modern, etc. Does anyone have more information about what they are really looking for?
  • WTH: "The College is particularly interested in candidates with demonstrated excellence in language teaching along with a scholarship focus on postmodern Chinese literature." This is not in any version of the ad that I have seen. Is someone trying to mess with people's heads? (If not, please show the source of this version of the ad.)
    • The language is from this version posted at HigherEdJobs.com (09/05/14). They posted a bunch of different versions of this ad there, each with slightly different wording. See them all here. [10/03/14]
    • Yes, so that's why I spoke about the wide net! :(
    • Any news? I'll post if I know anything...
    • Has anyone heard from Committee, thanks!
    • Nope. 
    • Christmas is upon us...any news?
  • From Religious Studies 2014-2015: "Received email indicating that they had pared down the pool to 19 candidates. Writing sample and evidence of teaching success requested. Skype/phone interviews planned for February, to be followed by campus visits. 12/21/14"

Smith College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and LiteratureEdit

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese language and literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2015. The successful candidate will teach courses in Chinese language and literature. Desirable areas of specialty include Chinese literature, popular culture, or material culture.

Applicants must have a native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English and a commitment to excellence in teaching. Ph.D. or ABD status in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Details about the Department may be found at http://www.smith.edu/eall.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/26717 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014.

UPDATES:

  • 11/6: Notified of Skype interviews
  • 11/15: Campus interview scheduled.
  • 12/19: Offer made and accepted.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL) - TT Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

The Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade at Southern Illinois University Carbondale invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track appointment in Chinese. This is a continuing, 9-month appointment beginning August 16, 2015.

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chinese or a closely related field by August 15, 2015 is required. If all requirements for the Ph.D. are not completed by August 15, 2015, a term, non-tenure track appointment may be offered in accordance with University policy (http://policies.siu.edu/personnel_policies/chapter2/ch2-faps/conting.html). Demonstrated excellence in college-level language teaching, excellent proficiency in Chinese and English, and evidence of strong research potential are required. The research specialization is open. We will prefer candidates who (1) have experience teaching culture and literature courses in English, (2) can contribute to our interdisciplinary programs in International Studies and in Foreign Language and International Trade, and (3) can assume a leadership role for our Chinese program.

Duties: Duties include teaching language, literature, and culture courses at all undergraduate levels; maintaining an active program of peer-reviewed scholarship; mentoring students; and providing appropriate service to department, University and discipline. The typical teaching load for untenured faculty in the department is two courses per semester.

Deadline for receipt of application: November 12, 2014, or until position is filled.

To Apply: Please submit a letter of application and C.V. via Interfolio. Further materials will be requested from a short list after initial review. Applicants may also send materials to the following postal address: Department of Languages, Cultures, and International Trade, 1000 Faner Drive, Mail Code 4521, SIU Carbondale, Carbondale, IL 62901.

Please direct any questions about the search to Dr. David Johnson (mjohnson@siu.edu).

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

UPDATES:

  • Email notice of proceeding to next stage of search. Shortlist includes 30 applicants. [posted 11/22]
  • 3/5: had skype interview in mid Jan. No news since then.
  • 5/7 Rejection letter finally received.  Applicant pool was close to 100.  Rejection letter was surprisingly kind and sensitive.  Whomever got the job has an understanding department. 

Texas A&M University (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

The Department of International Studies at Texas A&M University announces a tenure-track assistant professor position in the area of Chinese cultural studies. Candidates must be prepared to teach at all levels of the language curriculum as well as to develop a set of courses in literature, cultural studies, and/or media studies. Preference will be given to those candidates with an interest in transnational studies. PhD required by August 15, 2015. Applicants should forward a letter of application and complete dossier with curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Robert R. Shandley, Department Head, Department of International Studies, Texas A&M University, 4215 TAMU, 102 Academic Building, College Station, TX 77843-4215. Email submission is acceptable: ede@tamu.edu.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

UPDATES:

  • acknowledgement received. Any update? [posted 10/24]
  • 12/15 contacted for conference interview
  • 3/5 Rejection email stating that search has been concluded.

University of Arkansas-Fayetteville (AR) - TT Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

The Department of World Languages at the University of Arkansas invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese, to begin August 2015. Located in Fayetteville, which frequently receives accolades as one of America’s “best places” to live, the University of Arkansas is a national research institution with a student body of 26,000.

Our position requires a PhD in hand by August 2015 in Chinese language or linguistics or closely related discipline. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and fluency in English are required, and candidates must be familiar with the Chinese Pinyin System. The successful candidate must show evidence of excellence in teaching, an active research agenda, and the interpersonal skills and collegiality necessary to help maintain a strong Chinese program. Our hire must be able to teach Chinese at all undergraduate levels, especially courses in Chinese business language and culture.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, three current job-related letters of reference, and statements on teaching philosophy and research program. Please apply as first preference through INTERFOLIO at the link above; or to chinhire@uark.edu; or to Chinese Search Committee, Department of World Languages, 425 Kimpel Hall, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Application deadline is December 5. A first round of Skype interviews will be arranged by mid-January, with campus interviews to follow.

Apply online: https://apply.interfolio.com/27033

UPDATES:

  • 12/19 Notified of Skype interview

University of Macau (CHN) - Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

The University of Macau is the leading higher education institution in Macao, with English as its working language. In recent years, the University has been making great progress towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service. With the beautiful new campus (20 times larger than the old one) becoming fully operational recently, the launch of Asia’s largest residential college system, the establishment of new schools, and the increasing numbers of students and faculty members recruited from around the world, UM provides great potential and exciting new possibilities for growth and development.

The Department of Chinese of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Chinese.

The Department of Chinese is an established and distinguished scholarly community with a strong international profile comprising literature and linguistics. In addition to its undergraduate BA programme in Chinese Studies (including Chinese Literature and Chinese Linguistics), the department offers MA programmes in Chinese Literature and in Chinese Linguistics, as well as PhD supervision across the range of the department’s expertise. In literature the department has particular strengths in classical and modern Chinese literature and studies of traditional Chinese cultural.

Qualifications: Applicants must hold a PhD in Chinese Literature or in a related area. Applicants should have an excellent record of internationally recognised research and publication and a demonstrated potential for outstanding research. Tertiary teaching and supervision experience will be considered assets. Applications in all areas of Chinese literature will be considered, but those with specializations in the areas of comparative literature and/or new literature in Chinese will be particularly welcome.

The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2015.

Position and Remuneration: Remuneration and appointment rank offered will be competitive and commensurate with the successful applicants’ academic qualification, current position and professional experience. The current local maximum income tax rate is 12% but is effectively around 5% - 7% after various discretionary exemptions.

Application Procedure: Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM (https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment) (Ref. No.: FAH/APCHIN/08/2015). Review of applications will commence on 1st December 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

Human Resources Office University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China Website: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment; Email: vacancy@umac.mo Tel: +853 8822 8586; Fax: +853 8822 2412

https://apply.interfolio.com/27476

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University of Oregon - Department Head/Advanced Associate or Full Professor in East Asian Languages and LiteraturesEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oregon, invites applications for a tenure-track advanced associate or full professor to head the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures (EALL).  EALL offers instruction in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean, and courses focused on Chinese, Japanese, and Korean linguistics, literatures, and cultures.  The department offers bachelor’s degrees in Chinese and Japanese, master’s and doctoral degrees in Chinese Literature and Linguistics; master’s and doctoral degrees in Japanese Studies; an undergraduate minor in Korean Studies (a major is being developed) and accepts master’s and doctoral students in Korean Studies.

We seek a well-published scholar and accomplished teacher and administrator whose research expertise will contribute to the vibrant East Asian Studies community at the UO, which emphasizes specific area studies as well as transnational perspectives.  Requirements include a Ph.D. in an appropriate discipline, a current appointment as an advanced associate professor or full professor, and previous administrative experience. Applicants should demonstrate a commitment to working with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

The successful candidate will serve as department head for a three-year term, with the possibility of continuation; will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in her/his area of competence; and will participate in graduate advising, including serving on M.A. and Ph.D. committees for EALL and associated departments.  While the area of specialization is open, we have particular interest in scholars with expertise in one of the following areas: Japanese visual culture; premodern Japanese literature; Chinese visual culture; transnational media and culture. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 25,000.  The Eugene metropolitan area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and a progressive cultural environment.  We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains.  The university is an AAU research institution and a member of the PAC-12 conference.

Please submit a statement detailing research and teaching interests and administrative experience, a current curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information for three references to academicjobsonline.org.  Applications will be reviewed beginning November 20, 2014, until the position is filled.  For inquires about the position, please contact the search committee chair, Associate Dean for Humanities Judith R. Baskin (jbaskin@uoregon.edu). The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UPDATES:

  • --Word of mouth update: Skype interviews scheduled week of 12/8.

University of Puget Sound (WA) - TT Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and LiteratureEdit

The Asian Studies Program at the University of Puget Sound invites applications for a tenure-line Assistant Professor position in Chinese language and literature to begin July 2015.

Responsibilities: Field of specialization is open, but preference will be given to applicants who can offer courses in both pre-modern and modern Chinese literature and contribute to the core curriculum or other inter-disciplinary programs on campus. Standard teaching assignment is three courses per semester.

Qualifications: Applicants for this position must have native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Chinese and English, and Ph.D. in hand or expected by time of appointment. Both language and literature are important components of the liberal arts curriculum at Puget Sound, and candidates must be enthusiastic, willing and able to teach both Chinese literature in English translation and Chinese language courses at all levels.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank: Assistant Professor

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

Puget Sound offers a generous benefits package. For more information, visit: http://www.pugetsound.edu/about/offices--services/human-resources/overview-of-university-benefit/.

  • Application Deadline: Search and selection procedures will be closed when a sufficient number of qualified candidates have been identified. Interested individuals are encouraged to submit application materials no later than November 7, 2014 to ensure consideration.
  • For complete job description and application instructions, visit: http://apptrkr.com/522054

UPDATES: 

  • 12/5 Email notification of Skype interviews received.
  • 03/03 Rejection email received

University of Richmond (VA) - NEH Assistant Professor of Chinese StudiesEdit

https://richmond.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=505

The Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures at the University of Richmond invites application for a tenure-track position in Chinese Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2015. The teaching load is five courses per academic year.

Applicants should have a specialization in Chinese literary and cultural studies, along with demonstrated excellence in teaching Chinese language. Preference will be given to qualified candidates with a Ph.D. in Chinese/Asian studies or a relevant interdisciplinary program in the humanities. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to high quality undergraduate education and a promising scholarly profile. The Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures has a small but growing major and minor program in Chinese Studies, grounded in the study of the language and fulfilled by a broad array of courses in Chinese literature and cultural studies. We are particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests that are interdisciplinary in focus, since the successful candidate will be expected to teach Chinese language courses as well as contribute to the Asia concentration in the International Studies program. The successful candidate must have native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English and a strong commitment to teaching at all levels of the undergraduate liberal arts curriculum. 

When applying for this position, please click on "Apply for This Posting" above to complete a brief application. Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, two sample syllabi of language and cultural courses, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), a description of current and planned research programs, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of three references who will receive an email asking them to submit letters of recommendation electronically. Applicants may also submit an optional language teaching video in the form of a web link. Review of applications will begin on February 5, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University of Richmond is a private, highly ranked national liberal arts university. Faculty are expected to be excellent teachers and to engage in meaningful research aimed at publication in top-tier scholarly journals.

The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body and to being an inclusive community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who will contribute to these goals. For more information on the department, see http://mlc.richmond.edu/.  Please direct any inquiries about this position to Dr. Yvonne Howell at yhowell@richmond.edu.

UPDATES:

02/16 Skype interview notification received.

02/25 Invited on campus visit.

03/30 Offer made and accepted by another candidate.

University of San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of Chinese (Mandarin)Edit

The Department of Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chinese beginning Fall 2015. We seek a specialist in Chinese language, literature, and culture whose qualifications include a Ph.D. in hand by start date and native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and

English. A specialization and/or advanced training in Second Language Acquisition is considered a plus. Significant experience in language teaching and in effectively addressing diversity in curricula and the classroom is important. The candidate must have a strong commitment to both teaching and scholarly achievement, as well as enthusiasm, innovation, and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The selected candidate will assume the role of director of our Chinese language program, which currently reaches the fourth-semester level. In this capacity he or she will expand the curriculum by developing upper-division courses and integrating interdisciplinary approaches.

Electronic submission of all application materials through Interfolio is required; after establishing an account (http://www.interfolio.com), candidates can search for this position in the system. Initial application materials must include cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial copy of transcripts, and one-page statement of teaching philosophy; for full consideration, these materials must be received by October 15, 2014. In addition, all candidates must register through USD’s online job site: go to http://apptrkr.com/496908, look for job IRC14347, and complete the application form (but do not submit any materials through this site).

Candidates selected for the second stage will be required to submit complete samples of student-written teaching evaluations, sample of scholarship, and three recent letters of recommendation by November 7, 2014. Preliminary phone interviews will be conducted in November and December, with follow-up interviews at MLA in January. Questions regarding any stage of the application process should be directed to languages@sandiego.edu. Inquiries about the position may be made to the chair, Dr. Kevin Guerrieri, at kevin2@sandiego.edu.

UPDATES:

  • 10/24 Received email about progressing to 2nd stage of search.
  • Preliminary skype/phone interviews scheduled.
  • MLA interview notification was sent out last week (11/30-12/6.)
  • ​12/6: Could you please let us know when they sent out the skype/ phone interview notification? Many thanks!
  • was notified that the search is closed on March 1.

University of Sheffield (UK) - Lecturer (UK equiv. to Asst. Professor) in Chinese StudiesEdit

Permanent, Full-Time position (field and specialisation open) starting in 2015. Applications close 23 January.

This is an exciting opportunity for applicants with a proven publication record and teaching ability to join a major centre for the study of East Asia. We welcome applications from scholars who can teach and conduct research in any field within Chinese Studies - politics, economics, society, history, literature or culture. Regardless of disciplinary specialism or period of research focus, candidates for the post should be able to teach modules covering twentieth and twenty-first century China. Candidates should be able to teach comparatively about other East Asian countries and candidates whose research involves a comparative East Asian dimension are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have an established international reputation in the field of Chinese Studies and have an outstanding publication record. You will hold a PhD in a relevant area (or have equivalent experience) with a proven teaching ability and evidence of sustained and continuing research performance. You should have experience of working effectively on a collaborative basis with a demonstrable interest in developing teaching and research. Experience of research grant capture and management, and project management is desirable.

More details and to apply, go here: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/

UPDATES:

University of Sheffield (UK) - Chair (Tenured Professor) in Chinese StudiesEdit

Permanent, Full-Time position (field and specialisation open) starting in 2015. Applications close 23 January.

The School welcomes applications from outstanding candidates in any field within Chinese Studies – politics, economics, society, history, literature or culture. Regardless of disciplinary specialism, candidates for the post should be able to teach modules covering twentieth and twenty-first century China. Candidates should be able to teach comparatively about other East Asian countries and candidates whose research involves a comparative East Asian dimension are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will have an established international reputation in the field of Chinese Studies and have an outstanding publication record. You will hold a PhD in a relevant area (or have equivalent experience), and be able to provide research leadership, attract external funding and research students to the School, and act as a mentor to newly appointed colleagues in any area of the School. You will be expected to represent the School in the wider University and promote and represent the University and the discipline nationally and internationally.

More details and to apply, go here: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/jobs/

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University of Washington (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Classical and Medieval Chinese LiteratureEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Asian Languages and Literature, beginning Autumn, 2015. A tenure-track appointment is intended in the area of classical and medieval Chinese literature. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or domestic or foreign equivalent degree by the date of appointment. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The position entails a 9-month service period. Teaching may include courses in Chinese literature and literary history from the pre-imperial period to the advent of extended contact with the west (ca. 1500), courses in Chinese language (primarily classical), and offerings in the applicant’s specific periods and areas of research specialization. Applications, including a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three letters of recommendation, should be sent to Chinese Literature Search Committee, Asian Languages and Literature, Box 353521, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, 98195-3521. For further questions on the position, the status of the opening, or disability accommodations, contact. Prof. John Christopher Hamm at jcsong@uw.edu. Priority will be given to applications received before November 15th, 2014. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, status as protected veterans, or status as qualified individuals with disabilities.

UPDATES:

  • Acknowledgement received 12/3
  • Anyone hear anything?
  • a friend had campus interview already  

Valparaiso University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at Valparaiso University invites applications for a tenure-track (Instructor/Assistant Professor) position beginning August 2015. Preferred qualifications: generalist able to teach all levels of Chinese language, literature and civilization as well as graduate courses in our M.A. in Chinese Studies program. Candidates should be Ph.D./ABD, committed to excellent teaching, show promise for scholarly activity, with native/near-native fluency in Chinese.

Valparaiso is a selective private university 50 miles from Chicago. Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition. Valparaiso University does not unlawfully discriminate and aims to employ persons of various backgrounds and experiences to help constitute a diverse community. Its entire EOE policy can be found at http://www.valpo.edu/equalopportunity/index.php.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. In addition to strong academic qualifications and excellence in teaching, the University highly values experience in working across cultural and other significant differences. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

Candidates should submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio through the following link http://apply.interfolio.com/27266. Materials should be submitted on or before November 21, 2014. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, held in Vancouver on January 8-11, 2015.

UPDATES:

  • MLA interview request received. [posted 12/15]
  • 3/5 had skype interview with them in mid Jan. No news since then. 

Vanderbilt University (TN) - TT Assistant Professor, Chinese LiteratureEdit

The Asian Studies Program at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Chinese literature. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. Period of specialization is open, but the successful candidate will be able to teach courses involving both premodern and modern literature. Normal course load is generally four per year. Ability to teach classical Chinese language courses is desirable. PhD must be in hand prior to the beginning of Fall 2015 term.

Electronic submission is preferred; send materials to: ASPsearch@Vanderbilt.edu. Please submit a letter of application, research statement, assessment of teaching (if available), graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier), and a short writing sample that demonstrates your expertise.  For hard copy submissions, send to: Robert Campany, Director, Asian Studies Prgram, ATT: Chinese Literature search, Vanderbilt University, PMB 351806, 2301 Vanderbilt Place, Nashville, TN 37235-1806, USA

Review of applications will begin October 15 and priority will be given to applications received by that date.

UPDATES:  

  • 11/17 Polite rejection letters emailed today.  100 candidates culled down to 5 finalists.
  • Thanks for the update! Really appreciate it.
  • 3/5 Offer made. 

Washington College - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, Language, and Culture Edit

Washington College, a private independent liberal-arts college on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, Language, and Culture (20th /21st Century), beginning August 2015. Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English required. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to teaching excellence, interest in developing a career as a teacher-scholar in a liberal arts institution, and significant promise as a scholar. Faculty expected to contribute to first-year seminar program. Teaching load is three courses per semester. Familiarity with North American higher education system required. ABD considered, but must have Ph.D. by start date.

To apply, send cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references through the portal Consensus at https://highereddecisions.com/wcm/current_vacancies.asp

Deadline for Applications is November 25, 2014. Washington College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse cultural environment and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

https://apply.interfolio.com/27313

UPDATES:

  • 12/15 received request for skype interview
  • campus visit scheduled
  • offer made to another candidate 
  • offered accepted. search closed.

Non-Tenure-Track / Visiting PositionsEdit

Amherst College - Visiting Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations seeks a specialist in Chinese literature for a one-and-a-half-year visiting position beginning in January, 2015, and ending in May 2016. We seek candidates with expertise in modern or pre-modern Chinese literature, popular culture, film, or performing arts. Those working across genres and media are especially encouraged to apply. Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential. 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, fluency in Mandarin Chinese and facility in classical Chinese are required. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand or have fulfilled all requirements for the degree by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the department at http://www.amherst.edu/~asian .

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

An application letter, c.v., short writing sample, and three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/25485 . Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its education experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

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Grinnell College (IA) - Asst. Professor (1 yr.) - Chinese Language and Lit.Edit

GRINNELL COLLEGE. 1-year leave replacement position in the Department of Chinese and Japanese (area of specialization open, but modern specialists preferred). Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include four language courses and one culture-in-translation course in the candidate’s area of specialization. For complete description and application instructions go to https://jobs.grinnell.edu. Letters of application should address interest in developing as a teacher/scholar in an undergraduate liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction, as well as possible contributions to a college community that has diversity as one of its core values. Candidates will need to upload letter of application, CV, transcripts (copies), and provide email addresses for three references. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by January 12, 2015. Questions about this search should be directed to Professor Jin Feng, ChineseSearch@grinnell.edu, or 641-269-3141. AA/EOE

UPDATES:

  • 1/20: Interview requests sent out.
  • 2/20 Campus visit requested

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Lecturer in Chinese (3 yr. Full-Time)Edit

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Chinese. This is a three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2015, with the possibility of renewal based on performance. This position includes full benefits. Responsibilities include teaching three language sections per semester, developing innovative curricular materials for Chinese language instruction, advising students, and occasionally teaching during IAP (Independent Activities Period) in January.

Candidates must have: * A minimum of an M.A. in Chinese language pedagogy, teaching Chinese as a second/foreign language, second language acquisition, applied linguistics, or instructional technology. Ph.D.s are encouraged to apply. * Native or near-native spoken and written proficiency in Chinese and English. * A minimum of 3 consecutive years of Chinese language teaching at the college or university level in North America. * A strong record of effective teaching. * Demonstrated interest and experience in language pedagogy, curriculum design and development of new instructional materials (print, audio, video or digital). * A record of on-going professional engagement and development.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, a sample of materials development (print or digital), and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted no later than March 1, 2015, via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5321

UPDATES: 4/28, I got the rejection today. Does anyone else hear anything from them?

Middlebury College (VT) - modern and contemporary Chinese literature - 3 YR VAPEdit

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, MIDDLEBURY, VT 05753.

The Middlebury College Department of Chinese seeks a specialist in modern and contemporary Chinese literature, culture, and language with the PhD in hand or expected by August 2015 for a three-year term position as a visiting assistant professor, beginning September 2015. The successful candidate will teach, depending on our needs and the qualifications of the candidate: courses in English translation in modern and contemporary Chinese literature (in any of a variety of genres) and culture, including for example, film and television, popular culture, performance and visual art, print and material culture, internet culture, etc.; Chinese language courses at one or more levels from beginning Chinese to fifth-year Chinese and Classical Chinese, including courses on modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture taught in Chinese; and College-wide courses such as introduction to world literature. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential. We are seeking candidates able to innovate in the design and teaching of courses in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture and willing to dedicate themselves to language instruction and participation in a department with a tradition of team-work and commitment to high quality undergraduate education. Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, submit letter of application with statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, a sample of scholarly work, and three letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak to teaching ability. Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions may be sent to Chinese Department Chair Tom Moran at moran@middlebury.edu or Chinese Department Coordinator Nicole Patterson atnpatters@middlebury.edu. More information at http://apply.interfolio.com/25911 Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.

UPDATES:

  • Notification of Skype interview 12/5
  • rejection email received on 8 January

New York University (NY) - Chinese Language LecturerEdit

The Department of East Asian Studies at New York University seeks to fill a full-time, non tenure-track Chinese Language Lecturer position with appointment beginning on September 1, 2015, pending budgetary and administrative approval. The initial appointment is for a minimum of one year with the possibility of renewal and promotion. Minimum Qualifications: MA in linguistics, applied linguistics, Chinese language and literature, language pedagogy, or related field; native/near-native proficiency in Chinese and English. Duties include three courses per semester and active involvement in program development. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, current CV, statement on teaching philosophy (as it applies to courses from the introductory to advanced level), and three references. Materials received by November 21, 2014, will receive full consideration, and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please see the NYU Department of East Asian Studies web site at http://eas.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the homepage link "Employment".

https://apply.interfolio.com/27478

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Portland State University (OR) - Senior Instructor II of Chinese (1 yr.)Edit

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Portland State University invites applications for a one-year full-time position teaching undergraduate Chinese language, literature and culture. The position is for the 2015-2016 academic year (fall, winter and spring quarters) beginning September 16, 2015. Interviews will be conducted by Skype or phone.

Duties and Responsibilities: •Teach 27 credits of undergraduate Chinese, which includes one section of Second-year Chinese each quarter (Chinese 201, 202, 203) and one upper-division class each quarter (including one Modern Chinese literature in translation class taught in English.) •Maintain regular office hours •Participate on program, departmental, college and/or university committees as assigned by the Chair and/or Section Head, and regularly attend faculty meetings

Minimum Qualifications: •Masters degree or equivalent in Chinese language, literature, linguistics or related field Chinese language teaching experience at the college level •Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English

Preferred Qualifications •Ph.D. or ABD •ACTFL OPI training •Experience with and affinity for team teaching •Experience working with heritage speakers of Chinese •Experience in language teaching and/or teaching in field •Familiarity with proficiency-oriented language instruction •Strong commitment to teaching and scholarship

To Apply: All applicants must apply online at https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/search. Your application should include the following: letter of interest, CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Submit all required materials by March 15, 2015 to be assured of consideration. Review will begin on March 16 and continue until finalists are identified.

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Swarthmore College (PA) -  Visiting Assistant Professor of ChineseEdit

Swarthmore College is inviting applications to fill a full time, three-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese, effective Fall 2015 with possibility for renewal. Qualifications: Ph.D. in some area of modern Chinese language or cultural studies; experience teaching modern standard Mandarin Chinese at a North American college or university; 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. Review of applications will begin 5 December, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Please send all application materials to Chinese Search by December 1, 2014 via Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5011.  If unable to submit online, materials may be mailed to Chinese Search at Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Swarthmore College, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, PA 19081-1397. Selected applicants may be interviewed at the MLA Annual Convention in Vancouver, 8-11 January 2015, but non-availability for an interview at that time will not prejudice one’s application. 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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Stanford University (CA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chinese Studies 2015-16Edit

The Center for East Asian Studies at Stanford University is pleased to offer a postdoctoral fellowship in Chinese Studies for the 2015-16 academic year. This award is open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences studying any historical period. The fellowship will begin September 1, 2015 and end August 31, 2016, with a 12-month stipend of approximately $60,000. Fellows are required to be in residence in the Stanford area during the appointment period; to teach one course during the academic year; and to participate in all regular Center activities. Stanford University Press will have first right of refusal for manuscripts produced during the postdoctoral appointment.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Applicants must have been awarded their Ph.D. no later than August 31 the year in which the fellowship begins, and may not be more than four years beyond receipt of the doctoral degree.
  • In addition to non-affiliated PhD's, this fellowship may be awarded to those who hold continuing, assistant professor-level teaching positions, if they meet other application qualifications. 
  • U.S. citizenship is not required.
  • Those who have received their Ph.D. from Stanford University will not normally be considered. 

LINK TO APPLY: http://apply.interfolio.com/25345

Closes: Jan 15, 2015

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  • 03/04 Rejection email received

Washington and Lee University (VA) - One-Year Full-Time Chinese Assistant ProfessorEdit

Washington and Lee University invites applications for a one-year replacement position at the level of assistant professor in Chinese language and literature/culture. Applicants with native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English and have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and in teaching Chinese language in a U.S college or university setting are welcome. Preference will be given to candidates in premodern Chinese literature and to those who will have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment, but ABDs will also be considered. Submit an application with a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Chair, Chinese Search Committee, Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures by applying online at http://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/2248. Contact Hongchu Fu at fuh@wlu.edu for any inquiries. Review of applications will begin on Feb 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Founded in 1749 and located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Washington and Lee offers a unique academic setting of arts and sciences, commerce and law, and is consistently ranked in the top tier of liberal arts colleges. The university is interested in candidates who are committed to the development of a campus climate that supports racial, ethnic and cultural diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE

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  • 3/5 contacted for skype interview 

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

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