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Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College  - Lecturer (Renewable) []

  • The Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. The faculty members of Barrett are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers; most are on three-year renewable and rolling appointments. The main teaching responsibility rests on a two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Eventin which students examine important ideas from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.
  • Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of his or her high school class, has SAT scores of 1320 or above, and has a high school grade-point average of 3.81.
  • We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2014; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities, natural or social sciences that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple areas of the natural sciences, the social sciences, and/or the humanities are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing skills is required, and experience leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired.
  • Application: Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in The Human Event, and a list of readings for the first and second semesters; (4) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching. Sample syllabi for this course can be found under faculty profiles on the college website. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Joseph P. Foy, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.eduReview of applications will begin on March 3, 2014.
  • Arizona State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age or veteran status in the University’s services, educational programs, and activities, including, but not limited to, admission to and employment by the University. The Office of Equity & Inclusion has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion, University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85287, Intercampus Mail Code 5612. Phone: (480) 965-5057. For information about ASU’s non-discrimination policies and procedures for filing complaints, please see and

Bucknell University (PA) - Open Rank- POSITION FILLED[]

The Department of East Asian Studies at Bucknell University invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track faculty position to begin August 2014. We seek a teacher-scholar in the humanities (with the exception of history and religion) able to teach Mandarin Chinese language at all levels in addition to courses in his/her area of specialization, and who is committed to integrating diversity issues into the curriculum. Although a Ph.D. at the time employment begins is preferred, candidates who are ABD will also be considered. Teaching responsibilities include five courses over the academic year, of which at least three courses will be Chinese language; and at least one will be in Chinese culture, taught in English. Specific courses offered will depend upon departmental needs and will determine whether the remaining course is in language or culture, although the department predicts that the remaining course will be in the core major area of language. Teaching experience, both language and culture, and/or formal training in teaching Chinese as a foreign language highly favored. 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) to E-mail submissions will not be considered; however, specific questions about the search may be directed to Erik R. Lofgren, Chair, East Asian Studies Department at
  • Review of applications will begin 1 November 2013 and continue until the position has been filled.
  • Heard anything on this?
  • position is filled

California State University, Sacramento - TT Chinese-Mandarin[]

Required: Terminal degree, in Chinese language or equivalent that prepares holder to teach Chinese as a foreign language. Scholarly specialization is open.

Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English; demonstrate commitment to teaching language in a cultural context; and show willingness to work with interdisciplinary Asian Studies program.

Preferred: Ability to work effectively with diverse student body. Preference to candidates with native or near-native fluency in another Department language; and/or with demonstrated leadership experience; and/or experience in preparation of high school language teachers.

Primary teaching responsibilities include Elementary, Intermediate, and Upper Division language, literature and culture courses. Assignment includes advising and mentoring students, engaging in scholarly and professional activities, and providing service to the institution and to the community.

Submit a letter of application addressing qualifications for the position; current curriculum vita; statement of teaching interests; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and names of three recent professional references with telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.

Citadel (SC) - Assistant/Associate Professor in Chinese - CAMPUS VISIT[]

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina is accepting applicants for an open-rank, tenure track position in Chinese beginning Fall 2014 in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The academic rank of the successful candidate will be based on the strength of his/her credentials.

Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Chinese and demonstrate native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, and show promise of scholarship. The successful candidate will teach Chinese at all undergraduate levels, and will be responsible for developing a minor program in Chinese and an ability to teach Chinese at all undergraduate levels.

In addition to your online application at, you will need to submit: three letters of recommendation, C.V. and a copy of transcripts.

  • Applications should be submitted by December 5, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA meeting in Chicago
  • Any new after the MLA interivew?  (1/14)
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/17).
  • QUESTION: This job has been reposted on, but with the same deadline. Does anyone know if they are looking at new applications? Thanks! (2/12)

Columbia University - Modern Chinese Film / Visual Culture[]

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in modern/contemporary Chinese humanities specializing in film, visual arts, and/or media. Demonstrated interest in comparative research and a deep knowledge of modern Chinese literature and culture are necessary. Ph.D. required by the time of appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda and be prepared to lead graduate seminars as well as direct thesis projects. Responsibilities for this position include teaching and developing new courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and integrating modern Chinese humanities into East Asian area studies. The department specifically seeks a creative scholar with the potential for developing new directions in humanistic studies.

Columbia University - Premodern Chinese Literature / Poetry[]

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in premodern Chinese literature and humanities with specialization in poetry and cognate areas in cultural history and the humanities broadly defined. The person will be responsible for teaching broad courses for undergraduates and specialized courses for graduate students as well as classical Chinese. The incumbent will work closely with colleagues to develop an innovative curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. We expect the successful candidate to have broad comparative interests and to participate in Core courses like East Asian Humanities and Chinese Civilization. The incumbent will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda and be prepared to lead graduate seminars as well as direct thesis projects.

  • Any Skype interviews or anything yet? (10/22)
  • Anyone know why the job was recently relisted? How many of you will reapply in light of this?
  • The job was relisted because the search more or less failed.  The offer was made to a person who chose to go to another university over Columbia (because the other uni. offered her tenure outright).  Reapply, reapplly, reapply.  
  • Any news on the new search? (4/24)

Cornell University - Asst. Professor of Early Chinese Lit. - OFFER MADE[]

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University announces a tenure-track assistant professor position for a scholar and teacher of early Chinese literature specializing in any area of literary production, including histories of texts and writing, intellectual history, material culture, and the intersection of literature and religion, during any pre-20th century period; the primary focus of this search is from the Song through the Qing dynasties, but scholars specializing in earlier periods who engage themes or theoretical approaches that cross national boundaries or conventional periodization are also welcome to apply. Candidates should be able to teach a general education “Introduction to China” class as well as more advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, including Classical Chinese. Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2014, and publishing record or strong potential for publishing is important.

  • Submit by October 21, 2013, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, reading sample, statement of teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation electronically at
  • 11/27: Anybody heard anything yet from the committee? Just curious.
  • 12/4: I was one of three candidates who visited the campus in November. There was no Skype interview. The last interview was 11/19. Haven't heard anything yet but am still somewhat hopeful. I do suspect they may have already offered it to another candidate, however. But there's always a chance candidate one will take a different job, of course, so a little hope there as well. Pretty sure they want to wrap things up before the winter break, so if you weren't one of the three already invited, I'd say your chances are slim. If either of the other two candidates are reading this I'd be very curious to know if anyone's been offered the job yet, and whether s/he plans to take it, but I guess people tend to play cards close to their chests until things are firmed up, as is understandable (I myself have been holding off saying anything, but now my curiosity is getting the better of me).
  • --does anyone know if an offer has been extended (12/25)
  • --I'm pretty sure it was offered to someone from CU Boulder. I was one of three candidates and wrote to the committee a few weeks ago to ask for an update. I was told my candidacy was no longer being considered, though not explicitly told that someone else had taken the job. Upon asking for feedback, however, I was told that other candidates had more experience and publication history, leading me to believe it was offered to someone. It is possible they scrapped the search, but that would seem very odd to me. (12/25)
  • --thank you! your colleagial sharing of information is much appreciated.

Northwestern University - Assistant/Associate Professor, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture  - OFFER MADE[]

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the associate (tenured) or assistant (tenure track) level in modern Chinese literature and culture.

We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media from the modern to contemporary periods. The candidate will join three currently tenured faculty members in late imperial Chinese literature, modern Japanese literature, and contemporary Hindi literature respectively, and fourteen continuing lecturer faculty in the Chinese-, Hindi-, Japanese-, and Korean-languages in the newly-formed (Fall 2013) Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

As a new member of a growing department, the candidate should bring excellence in research and teaching, as well as enthusiasm and creativity in developing undergraduate curricula, establishing departmental governance, and, at a future date, planning a competitive graduate program.

This search is proceeding in tandem with a search for a tenure-line position in Japanese literature at the rank of assistant professor. The department plans future searches in the fields of Korean and South Asian literature, film/media, and performance/cultural studies. More information on the current searches and the Department of Asian Literatures and Cultures can be found at:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., a substantial writing sample (e.g., a dissertation or book chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately). All materials must be submitted electronically through the online application form via this link, which can also be found at the website noted above.

  • For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2013. The position is open until filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.
  • Request for additional materials, week of Nov. 11.
  • Skype interview scheduled (11/26)
  • Any further news? Guess that campus visits have been scheduled.
  • Campus visits were scheduled before Christmas
  • Offer made in early Feb.
  • great job to great candidate. congratulations.

Penn State University - TT Asst. Professor, Comp. Lit. and Chinese - OFFER ACCEPTED[]

Princeton University - TT Assistant Professor of Contemporary Chinese Literature, Film, or Cultural Studies - CAMPUS VISITS[]

The Departments of East Asian Studies and Comparative Literature at Princeton University invite applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track assistant professor. We seek specialists in Contemporary Chinese Literature, Film, or Cultural Studies whose work encompasses an approach comparative with another linguistic, national, or cultural area, or straddles different media within the contemporary Chinese humanities. Candidates should submit a vita, detailed letter of application, writing sample (25 pages max), dissertation abstract and chapter outline, and three letters of recommendation. Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by September 1, 2014.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. AA/EOE. Please apply online and upload your documents to Referees should mail their letters to: Chair, Chinese Literature/Film/Cultural Studies Search Committee, East Asian Studies Department, Princeton University, 211 Jones Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544
  • Request for more materials (Nov 9)
  • Any news? Did they hire someone?
  • In the email for request for materials, it said that finalists will be invited in mid-Jan. So I guess if you get a request for materials but have not heard back, the chance is pretty slim by now? Good luck to everyone still in the game. 
  • Campus visits were scheduled about a month ago. No preliminary interviews (MLA, Skype) were held.

Randolph-Macon College (VA) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese - POSITION FILLED[]

The Asian Studies Program at Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Chinese, beginning August 2014.  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, and speak English and Mandarin Chinese with native or near-native fluency.   The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in teaching Chinese, plus the ability to teach in a secondary area such as literature, film, or culture (but not history).

Willingness to participate in, and eventually lead, January term travel courses to Asia is desirable.  The successful candidate should recognize the importance of teaching in a small, collegial, liberal arts environment, and be willing to play a key role in the continued growth of the Asian Studies Program.

Candidates should submit a cover letter addressing teaching and research interests, acurriculum vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Todd Munson c/o Ms. Mimi Wright at If possible, please submit as one attachment titled with the candidates last name and first initial.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 31st and continue until the position is filled.   
  • phone interviews scheduled mid-November [posted 11/19]
  • campus interviews took place Nov - Feb
  • offer made & accepted (Feb-Mar)

Rochester Institute of Technology - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese[]

Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Chinese. We are seeking candidates with a Ph.D. in Chinese language pedagogy, literature, linguistics, education, or related field with native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English. Please refer to the enclosed list of required minimum qualifications for additional details.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to Student Centeredness; Professional Development and Scholarship; Integrity and Ethics; Respect, Diversity and Pluralism; Innovation and Flexibility; and Teamwork and Collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and diversity commitment.

REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Ph.D. in Chinese language pedagogy, literature, linguistics, education, or related field • Native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English • Capability for active scholarly production • Significant language teaching experience and demonstrated teaching excellence at the university-level in the US using communicative-based methodologies. • Ability to direct and develop the Chinese language program and curriculum • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

HOW TO APPLY: Apply online at Search: 793BR. Please submit your cover letter addressing the listed qualifications; a vita; writing sample; teaching philosophy; a ‘contribution to diversity’ statement; and three letters of reference.

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at: Sara Armengot, Search Committee Chair, email:, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, 92 Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY, 14623.

  • To receive full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 1, 2013.
  • Any news on this?
  • Any news about campus-visiting (2/11)?

St. Olaf College (MN) - TT Asst. Prof, Chinese Language and Asian Studies - POSITION FILLED[]

The Department of Asian Studies at St. Olaf College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese Language and Asian Studies, beginning fall 2014. Appointment is expected at the assistant professor rank, and salary is competitive.

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field by August 15, 2014. Native or near-native competence in Chinese and English, demonstrated strong teaching skills and scholarly promise are required. Use of technology in classroom teaching and familiarity with current language pedagogy are expected. Specialization in Chinese language and Asian Studies (including literature, second language acquisition or interdisciplinary approaches such as film studies and cultural studies) is required. Teaching responsibilities include all levels of Chinese language and at least one course in English that contributes to our Asian Studies major and the China Studies concentration. We seek someone who is eager to work with a growing Chinese language program at St. Olaf College.

In addition to serving as an excellent language teacher at all levels of Chinese, the ideal candidate is someone who is interested in regional and transnational approaches to Asian Studies, who can work collaboratively on projects with faculty in other languages and other disciplines, and who is prepared to teach one or two courses each year in English on topics of interest to our students. We seek someone who is willing to work to advance departmental projects on integrating language study and disciplinary/interdisciplinary study. The successful candidate for this position will be called upon to advise students on international study programs, internships and student research projects. A full-time teaching load is six courses per academic year on a 4-1-4 calendar.

St. Olaf College is an academically rigorous, nationally ranked liberal arts college related to the Lutheran Church (ELCA). It is located in Northfield, Minnesota, 35 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, a vibrant and culturally rich metropolitan area. It is home to 3,000 students and 800 faculty and staff. The Asian Studies Department has faculty in Chinese language and Japanese language, as well as faculty with partial teaching appointments in Asian Studies from History, Religion, the Libraries, Art History, and Political Science. Faculty in other departments also have teaching and research interests in Asia.

All applicants must submit application materials on the St Olaf College Human Resources website at: . The initial application should include: a cover letter outlining your qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, a short statement (1 – 2 pages) describing your teaching philosophy and research interests, an example of in-class teaching: a 10-minute video file to be linked in your application file (please upload as URL), unofficial graduate transcripts, the names and email contact information for three professional references who can speak to your abilities in classroom teaching. (Please note the on-line system will provide a prompt for you to provide the contact information of your references. The college will solicit letters only for short-listed candidates later in the process.)

  • Application review will begin on October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Heard anything on this?
  • Skype interview (October 18). No follow-up so far (November 15).
  • Position has been filled.

Texas Christian University - Assistant Professor of Chinese[]

The Department of Modern Language Studies welcomes applications for Assistant Professor of Chinese beginning in August 2014. A Ph.D. degree in Chinese language, culture, or linguistics required and the applicant must have defended the dissertation by the start of the contract. TCU is committed to a teacher/scholar model. Applicants should have teaching experience at the university level, must demonstrate excellence in teaching, and be active in their research field. Duties include teaching undergraduate level Chinese language and culture, helping to build the Chinese program, and working with colleagues in our interdisciplinary Asian Studies minor. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience in the U.S. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese required. Submit letter of application and current CV online at Contact Jacqulyn Curry, TCU Employment Manager, for any questions or problems with your application at 817-257-5255 or

  • Application deadline: November 15, 2013. TCU is an AA/EEO employer.
  • Additional materials requested (12/5).
  • Any updates on this? What additional materials does the school request?
  • Received a confirmation email indicating the reception of letters of recommendation, and writing sample on 12/15. No news ever since (1/9).offer made

University of Chicago - TT Assistant Professor in Traditional Chinese Lit.[]

he Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track position on the assistant professor level in Chinese literature of the Song to Qing periods. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2014, with teaching to begin October 1, 2014. Area of specialization is open. The ability to carry out research that combines literary concerns with a broad range of cultural and historical issues is highly desired. Ph.D. completed by September of 2014 is strongly preferred.

Applicants should submit: 1) a letter of application, 2) abstract and one chapter of the dissertation, or other suitable writing sample, 3) a current curriculum vitae, and 4) three letters of recommendation.

All materials except letters of recommendation must be submitted online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, posting # 01824, at . Letters of recommendation can be sent in any of the following ways: 1) uploading at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website; 2) emailing a signed pdf to; 3) mailing letters directly or via portfolio service to The University of Chicago, 1050 E. 59th Street, EALC, Wb. 301, Chicago, IL 60637, attn. D. Brennan

  • For consideration applications must be received by the closing date of November 15, 2013.

University of Dayton - TT Assistant/Associate Professor, Modern Standard Chinese[]

POSITION INFORMATION: Assistant/Associate Professor, Modern Standard Chinese

Tenure Status: Tenure Track/Tenure

Benefit Status: Full Benefits

Months Per Year: 9

Proposed Start Date: 08/16/2014

Department: Global Languages & Cultures - 2070

Tenure-track position. Teach Chinese language, culture and literature at undergraduate level. Teach courses in English that explore various dimensions of Chinese culture and history in collaboration with other departments.

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a Top Ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, persons with disabilities and veterans.

Minimum Qualifications: • ABD or equivalent in Modern Standard Chinese, Chinese literature, linguistics, or related field. • Experience teaching Chinese language courses at college level according to proficiency/competency approaches. • Experience in the use of teaching technologies. • Experience in teaching American students at the university level. • Candidates who meet the above four required qualifications must also demonstrate an “Advanced High” level proficiency as described in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines in all modalities in Chinese and English which will be assessed during a telephone interview.

Preferred Qualifications: • Ph.D. or equivalent in Modern Standard Chinese, Chinese literature, linguistics, or related field. • Training to teach Chinese as a second language. • Ability to teach courses in translation. • Ability to teach Chinese literature and culture in English.  • Ability to conduct blended learning courses. • Ability to teach Chinese language courses via teleconference. • Ability to facilitate community experiences for students. • Interest in collaboration with the University of Dayton China Institute and other departments. • Experience teaching students from diverse backgrounds and learning styles. • Demonstrated ability to work as a team member toward shared goals.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach your Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness as “Other Document.” Please attach unofficial transcripts, or if not available, your diploma to the document marked “Transcripts”. If you are submitting multiple documents into a category, please scan into one document not to exceed 9 MB. Three signed letters of recommendation must be mailed directly to the attention of Dr. Francisco Peñas-Bermejo, Chair, Department of Languages, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469-1539.

Primary Contact for this Position: Francisco Penas-Bermejo

  • Closing Date: 11/19/2013.
  • Is campus interview scheduled? (2/2)
  • Any news?  Is offer made? (03/05)offer made

University of Georgia - TT Asst. Professor of Comp. Lit. (Chinese Lang. and Lit.)[]

University of Hawaii at Hilo - TT Asst. Professor of Chinese[]

Position number 83971, UH Hilo, College of Arts & Sciences, tenure-track, full-time, general funds, nine-month appointment to begin approximately August 2014, pending position clearance and availability of funding. Duties: Teach Chinese language and culture courses and occasionally first-year Japanese to English speakers, and culture courses. Maintain and further develop an emerging interdisciplinary Chinese Studies Certificate Program, which will include DL language courses and non-credit educational outreach. Actively engage in scholarly activities. Pursue professional/creative development, including interdisciplinary work with programs outside of Humanities. Serve as academic advisor and participate in departmental student learning assessment activities. Serve on university, college and/or departmental committees. Ph.D. required. Native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and fluency in Japanese. Experience in teaching college-level Chinese language and culture. For complete descriptions, qualifications and application requirements visit Submit a letter of application, official transcripts, current CV, sample syllabi, two relevant publications, a brief statement outlining the ways in which you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, and three letters of reference to: University of Hawaii at Hilo, Humanities Division, 200 W. Kāwili Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720, ATTN: CHINESE STUDIES POSITION.

  • Closing Date: February 15, 2014. UH Hilo is an EEO/AA Employer D/M/V/W.
  • Heard anything?

University of Miami - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTED[]

The UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese, beginning in August 2014 at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will have a superior level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and a solid knowledge of English. Field of specialization open, with preference given to candidates who have competence and/or training in second language pedagogy, curriculum design, and technology-enhanced language learning. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach undergraduate courses at all levels and will oversee the development of an undergraduate curriculum in Chinese studies. The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the creation of an interdisciplinary minor in Chinese studies, in collaboration with other disciplines. Publications are strongly preferred; conference presentations are also desirable. Ph. D. must be completed by July 2014.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to candidates whose materials are received by November 15, 2013. Interested candidates may apply electronically to - or mail the application to the address below. In either case, the application should consist of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, transcripts, and three letters of recommendation.
  • George Yudice, Chair of Search Committee
    Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
    University of Miami
    P.O. Box 248093
    Coral Gables, FL 33124-2074
  • Any news? 
  • I had a Skype interview two weeks ago. They also interviewed at MLA. No word since. Any campus visit invites out yet? (1/27)
  • Any updates please?
  • No word yet. I think this job is going to go to an inside candidate. Also, why does no one write anything on the Wiki this year?
  • Hi, some perspectives for this job. The last person in this job was D. Y. Du, who relocated to Hong Kong now. The last time this job was open in 2012 they wanted someone who both teach culture classes and language classes and direct the Chinese language program. Probably too heavy-weighted for a beginning position so this time around they seem to go for someone who got a Ph.D. in Chinese linguistics only? I also heard that one old professor on campus was very hostile to many candidates and that could also be a reason why someone left the current position. Given this information, I don't think there is an insider candidate...
  • But what about the VAP who is currently their "Interim Chair of Chinese Studies"? It seems like he is already doing the job they want this candidate to do. I would be surprised if he is not a candidate for this job. 
  • Hi I think you are right then; sorry I didn't see that info. But given all the minuses about this job (not the school itself), it is not the best place to begin a career. But then, if you are a great fit and get invited to campus, chances are that sometimes the candidate is so amazing that it is POSSIBLE to beat the inside candidate. You never know.
  • Thanks to all for the update. If there is an internal candidate, why were they doing all the MLA and skype interviews? So confusing and so hard to guess ... I was not asked any serious questions in preliminary interview so I kind of feel suspicious about this position ...
  • Having an inside candidate does not preclude doing Skype and conference interviews, though maybe getting non-serious questions is a clue. I had a Skype interview for the complit position at Georgia wherein I was asked such hard-hitting questions as "Can you draw a Chinese character for us?" and "Do you like teaching Chinese?" and they turned out to have an inside candidate. My interview with Miami was better than that, but it is frustrating when you get the sense that a "search" committee has already found what they were looking for before they began searching. I understand they want to get a sense of what is out there, but still...
  • They focued primarily on research when giving me the interview, and apparently they prefer someone doing film and comtemporary Chinese liteature to other fileds (modern or linguistics). My interview was abnormally long, because they spent at least 10-15 minutes "telling" me all the requirements to get tenured and how wonderful the other newly-hired APs are, which sounded very daunting and kindda weird. I don't know if it is a strategy to scare away applicants.

University of North Carolina Asheville - Assistant Professor,Chinese Studies and Language - OFFER MADE[]

The Interdisciplinary and International Studies Program at the University of North Carolina Asheville ( invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Chinese Studies and Language. We are seeking faculty who have a broadly trained interdisciplinary background with a strong commitment to excellent interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching in our rapidly growing Interdisciplinary, International and Asian Studies Programs. The successful candidate would be interested in building the International Studies, Asian Studies, and Chinese Studies curricular and programmatic offerings in the following areas: all levels of Chinese Language (Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced), Chinese Literature and Film or Media Studies, Chinese Cultural Studies, introductory interdisciplinary courses in International and Asian Studies, as well as contribute to the university-wide Integrative Liberal Studies curriculum. She/he will be expected to direct and/or supervise independent student research capstone projects in International, Asian Studies, and Chinese Studies. Preference will be given to individuals with a strong commitment to building the Asian Studies program, including being a dedicated academic advisor to the growing number of majors and minors in the International and Asian Studies Programs, as well as being an active and engaged member of the university community. The successful candidate should also be prepared to teach outside the department in our Integrative Liberal Studies program - UNC Asheville's interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum, required of all our undergraduates - including in our Humanities program, writing and diversity intensive courses, and the first-year seminar series. An interest in leading study abroad programs to China and/or East Asia would be desirable. The teaching load for this position is 12 contact hours per semester.

Minimum qualifications: A Ph.D. in Chinese Studies and Culture, Comparative Literature, or other relevant interdisciplinary fields, with a specialization in Chinese Language and Culture. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching Chinese language and studies courses at a liberal arts institution or at the undergraduate level, an active research agenda, and an interest in engaging with the broader communities of Asheville and the surrounding areas in terms of community outreach and program building. Special consideration will be given to candidates with demonstrated experience or potential for leadership in serving UNC Asheville's efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activities.

  • Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy/teaching interests, statement describing research agenda and interests, three letter of recommendation, and teaching evaluations (if available) to: Elaine Warren, Office of Academic Affairs, CPO # 1410, UNC Asheville, 1 University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804. Inquiries about this position should be directed to Dr. Surain Subramaniam, Director of Interdisciplinary and International Studies, UNC Asheville, Email:; Telephone: (828) 232-2409. Official academic transcripts will be required of the successful candidate prior to hire. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on August 15, 2013. The position will be open until filled.
  • Heard anythings on this?
  • offer made [posted 3/7]

University of North Georgia - TT Asst. / Assoc. Professor or Chinese[]

Teach 4/4 undergraduate Chinese language, literature, linguistics and/or culture courses; advise students; serve the department, the university and the community; and engage in scholarly activity. Teaching schedules may include assignments on other campuses, evening or on-line classes, and coordinating or teaching intensive immersion courses and programs.

Doctorate in Chinese Literature, Chinese Linguistics, or Foreign Language Education (Language Pedagogy) with an emphasis in Chinese at the time of appointment.

Experience teaching at the university level in the United States or Canada

Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English

Ability to work collaboratively with all campus constituencies

For Associate Professor, demonstrated excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship

For Assistant Professor, demonstrated excellence in teaching and potential for service and scholarship

  • No Deadline Stated (posted Oct. 10, 2013)

Offer made

University of Oregon - TT Assistant Professor of Early Chinese Literature, Thought or Religions - VIDEO INTERVIEWS[]

  • See full post at Religious Studies 2013-2014
  • Had video interview two weeks ago. Seemed like they were interviewing about 16 people prior to inviting finalists to campus. [posted Feb. 6]

University of Otago - Lecturer in Chinese[]

DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND CULTURESThe Department of Languages and Cultures is offering a career opportunity in Chinese Studies. The Department provides a full range of courses in its core languages from introductory level to Honours and graduate programmes. We have a vigorous research culture and have achieved a gratifying level of graduate completions since the Department's inception in 2004.

Applicants must have a PhD in Chinese studies. We welcome applicants, whose research encompasses areas of classical or modern Chinese humanities, including cultural and literary studies, Sinophone studies, and Chinese thought. Strong commitment to research and scholarly publications are required; a track record of applying for and acquiring research funding is also desirable. The capacity to be self-motivated and to work well as part of a team within the Chinese Programme and the wider Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Otago is essential. The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of native or near-native ability in both Chinese and English and will be expected to teach all levels of language, courses in literature in translation, culture courses, contribute actively to cross-disciplinary research and teaching (e.g., papers in Asian Studies), as well as advising graduate students.

University of San Francisco - TT Asst. Professor of Chinese - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS[]

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at the University of San Francisco invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Chinese at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in the fall of 2014. Salary will be commensurate with experience; compensation levels at USF are fully competitive with peer institutions both locally and nationally.

Job Responsibilities: The candidate is expected to teach Chinese language courses at all levels, and courses in Chinese literature, film, and other related topics. In addition, s/he will be expected to teach one seminar in his/her area of expertise per year in USF’s interdisciplinary Master of Arts program in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS). This new position will join a growing Chinese faculty in developing course curricula and materials, designing and implementing a new major in Chinese Studies, integrating new technology into the classroom, and organizing cultural events that draw on the exceptionally rich resources of the San Francisco Bay Area. The candidate is also expected to participate in departmental meetings and committee work, to provide college and university service, and to be actively involved in academic associations. The teaching load is eight units per semester in three semesters and 12 units in one semester (or 2-2-2-3) over a two-year cycle.

Requirements: Qualifications include a Ph.D. in the fields of modern Chinese literature and/or film, literary translation, or cultural studies, demonstrated effectiveness in teaching, evidence of scholarly achievement as well as an active research agenda, native or near-native proficiency in Chinese, and excellent communication skills in English. Preference will be given to candidates that possess experience in Chinese language teaching at the university level and also familiarity with and commitment to implementing recent developments in Chinese language pedagogy.

Special Instructions Summary: Applicants should apply online at Please submit the following documents electronically in PDF format: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a research statement, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching ability (including copies of official teaching evaluations). In addition, applicants should list the names and email addresses of three confidential references. Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Any remaining elements that cannot be submitted electronically in PDF format should be mailed to: Chinese Search, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton St., San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

  • Any inquiries may be directed to Applications and all supporting documents must be received by December 6, 2013 in order to ensure full consideration.
  • Any news? Did anyone get a phone interview? Did they request recommendation letters? Please update.
  • Phone interview scheduled in early Jan.
  • Did they request a writing sample or recommendation letters earlier?
  • RL were requested before phone interview. On-campus inerview was scheduled about 3 weeks ago. (2/14)

Valparaiso University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies, Master of Arts in Chinese Studies program[]

Valparaiso University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin August, 2014. Ph.D. and strong evidence of scholarship in Chinese studies and language are expected. The successful applicant will primarily teach in the graduate Master of Arts in Chinese Studies (MACS) program under the International Studies Department. The hire will be responsible for teaching language and culture classes for the residential MACS students, some of which will be cross-listed as upper-division undergraduate Chinese language classes. Specialization in either Chinese linguistics or Chinese literature from modern to pop culture is a plus. MACS also provides online instruction on teaching Chinese language and culture to K-12 Chinese language teachers. The hire should have experience and interest in using online approaches to pedagogy. The hire will have the opportunity to teach the K-12 Chinese language teachers for their “required” summer immersion in China. To achieve tenure, the hire will have to show a) evidence of strong teaching performance with clear student engagement and b) a sustained, independent scholarly agenda with a peer-reviewed publication every 2-3 years leading up to tenure.

  • Send letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, one writing sample (article or chapter), and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Charles Schaefer, International Studies Department, 1400 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
  • 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 Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to cultural diversity and the ability to work with individuals or groups from diverse backgrounds. Employment at Valparaiso University will require a satisfactory criminal background check.

West Virginia University - Full-Time, Teaching Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies[]

The Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at West Virginia University invites applications for a full-time, renewable and promotable Teaching Assistant Professor position in our Chinese Studies program, beginning August 2014. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in hand or expected by August 2014 in Chinese literature of any period, or a related field. The candidate is expected to teach undergraduate courses in Chinese literature (pre-modern and modern), Chinese culture studies (e.g. cinema) in English, and Chinese language classes at all levels, and organize and lead study abroad programs. Native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English, and excellent teaching skills are required. The teaching load is four courses per semester.

Teaching appointments at WVU are full-time, renewable term appointments. Teaching Assistant Professors are eligible for promotion, e.g. to Teaching Associate Professor; however, promotion to senior ranks is not a requirement for institutional commitment and career stability. There is no traditional research assignment. Teaching faculty are expected to present evidence of ongoing engagement in assessment-based advancement of instructional processes. Appointments are renewable term appointments, with provision for up to three-year renewable terms for successful teaching faculty. There is no maximum number of terms. This position is a full-time nine-month appointment and includes full benefits. Part-time summer advising is expected, with additional compensation.

WVU is a Research High Activity University and an Affirmative Action/EEO employer. We are the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity and provide support to dual career couples: The university is located in the community of Morgantown, which offers plentiful opportunities as well as recreational outlets that draw on the natural beauty and rich culture of Appalachia. Morgantown is located within 1½ hours of Pittsburgh and 3½ hours of the Washington / Baltimore area. It has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. Please send a letter of application with a statement of teaching interests, curriculum vita, evidence of teaching performance (e.g. student evaluations and/or a thirty-minute video-taped teaching demonstration), and three letters of recommendation by e-mail to or online through Interfolio after establishing an account at

  • Review of applications will begin February 1, and continue until the position is filled.

Western Kentucky University - TT Asst. Professor of Chinese[]

The Chinese Flagship Program at Western Kentucky University (WKU) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Chinese. This is a nine-month position beginning in August 2014.

WKU is a progressive, proactive institution that seeks candidates possessing the same qualities. WKU, one of the fastest growing Universities in the region, is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, with a total enrollment of over 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The area, with an urbanized population of over 100,000, is located 60 miles north of Nashville and is noted for its high quality of life, increasing cultural diversity, and modest cost of living.

The Chinese Flagship Program at WKU is one of eleven such Chinese programs in the United States that are federally funded by The Language Flagship Program ( The program is designed to bring talented undergraduate students to the superior level of proficiency on the ACTFL scale by the time they graduate from college. The curriculum involves accelerated Chinese language courses, multiple experiences in China, and one or more internships. WKU Flagship students have been very successful in earning nationally competitive scholarships (e.g., Fulbright, Boren, Critical Language, etc.).

The Chinese Flagship Program is administratively housed in the Honors College at WKU. All Flagship scholars are required to be members of the Honors College. The Flagship program combines intensive language preparation with the Honors College experience of a small, highly selective college within the context of a large public University. Scholars selected for admission to the College rank in the top 5% of the nation in terms of SAT/ACT scores. In addition, WKU is home to an active and growing Confucius Institute and interdisciplinary Asian Study Program. Finally, for more information about the Chinese Flagship Program and WKU, please see our website

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chinese Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition with an emphasis on Chinese pedagogy, Chinese Language and Literature, or a related field; Native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin and English; Experience teaching Chinese at the university level and in curriculum development; Commitment to a communicative teaching approach; Evidence of an active research agenda. Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: curriculum design and development, assessment, teacher training, experience coordinating/leading international programs, and grant writing potential

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching first-year through advanced Chinese language courses, active programmatic involvement, and close collaboration with the Chinese Flagship faculty, with faculty in the Department of Modern Languages, and with faculty in related disciplines. The individual hired will promote the study of Chinese and contribute to a rigorous and cohesive proficiency-based Chinese language and culture program.

Application: To ensure full consideration, submit a letter of application, copies of transcripts, current resume or vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference. Send applications to: Dr. Jianjun He, Academic Director, Western Kentucky University, Chinese Language Flagship Program, 1906 College Heights Blvd #31082, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1082

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone had any response yet? (2/21)

Widener University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor Chinese/East Asian Studies - POSITION FILLED[]

Widener University’s Department of Modern Languages invites applications for tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Chinese/East Asian Studies starting August 2014. Primary responsibilities: teaching all levels of Chinese language as well as East Asian literature and culture; 4/3 teaching load, potential to have leadership role in the Chongqing TBU study abroad program.

Candidate will hold Ph.D. in Chinese or East Asian Studies or closely related field at time of appointment; native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English; able to teach all levels of Chinese language and East Asian literature and culture in translation; demonstrate scholarly potential; will work in interdisciplinary environment and collaborate with faculty and administrators as part of growing institutional commitment to East Asian Studies and study abroad programs in East Asia.

  • Applicants must submit an application including cover letter and CV using Widener’s online employment recruitment system: Additional materials including 3 letters of reference and transcripts must be sent to: Dr. Thomas Benedetti, Humanities Division, Widener University, One University Place, Chester, PA 19013. Application deadline is November 3, 2013.
  • Any news (12/3)?
  • Got an email saying  that the position has been filled.

Williams College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, Chinese Language and Modern Chinese Literature[]

The Department of Asian Studies at Williams College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese language and modern Chinese literature. Teaching responsibilities will typically include two language courses and two courses in English on modern Chinese literature, film, or cultural studies each year. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014.

Qualifications: Applicants should have Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment, possess native or near-native fluency in English and Mandarin, and be able to teach all levels of Chinese language including advanced language courses. Desirable areas of research specialization include modern literature, film, and cultural studies.

  • Application Instructions: Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample of no more than 30 pages, sample syllabi for both literature and language courses, and three recommendation letters. In addition, an audio recording including two segments of about three minutes each is required. One segment should be in English and the other in Mandarin, with one discussing the applicant's research statement and the other explaining the applicant's teaching philosophy. These materials including a link to audio files must be submitted by Oct. 1, 2013. All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. Further information is available here
  • Interfolio Link to Apply:
  • NOTE: this same position was advertised last year, but the search was cancelled. See Chinese Language and Literature 2012-2013

Visiting Positions / Limited-Terms Appointments[]

Auburn University at Montgomery - Lecturer in Chinese[]

Chinese Lecturer in Chinese (non-tenure track) to start August 2014. Demonstrated excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching. Master’s degree in Chinese language and literature or teaching Chinese as a second language; native or near-native fluency in Chinese and professional proficiency in English. Please complete an online application at AND upload cover letter, vita (CV), plus list of 3 professional references with names and telephone numbers. Send official transcripts from graduate institution to: Pamela H. Long, PhD, Div. World Languages and Cultures, PO Box 244023 Montgomery, AL 36124-4023. Letters of recommendation may be emailed to

  • Application deadline is April 15, 2014. Auburn University at Montgomery is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity; therefore, we encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups.

Grinnell College (IA) - 2 yr. Asst. Professor, Chinese Language and Literature[]

  • Two-year leave replacement position in Department of Chinese and Japanese (area of specialization open, but premodern specialists preferred). Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. The candidate must be able to teach both classical and modern Chinese. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college. The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major. 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.
  • In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that has diversity-of people, personal and educational experiences, and disciplinary perspectives-as one of its core values.
  • To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 20, 2013.
  • Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Jin Feng at or 641-269-3173.

Hamilton College (NY) - Visting Assist. Professor of Chinese (2 Positions)[]

The East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Hamilton College invites applications for two one-year visiting positions at the Assistant Professor or Instructor level, beginning July 2014. One position is in Chinese language and culture, the other is in Chinese language and literature or linguistics.

Expertise and teaching experience in beginning and advanced Chinese; ability to offer Chinese culture, Classical Chinese language or literature/linguistic courses; fluency in both Chinese and English; and Ph.D. or M.A. in relevant fields are required.

Each of the two successful candidates will teach five courses per year: three language courses and two culture or literature/linguistic courses depending on the position. The successful candidates will participate in other program related activities. Hamilton offers competitive salaries and conference support.

  • Send letter of application, vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching experience to Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2013 and will continue until the positions are filled. Candidates with complete application materials will be interviewed at MLA (Chicago, January 9-12, 2014). Further questions can be addressed to the Chair, De Bao Xu, at
  • Any news on this one?

Louisiana State University - Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese[]

Seeking a candidate for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese, non-tenure track one year appointment, to teach three courses of undergraduate Chinese language at all levels or Chinese literatures and culture each semester. Required Qualifications: Ph. D. or A.B.D. in modern Chinese literature or related field; three years of experience at the university level; strong commitment to research and undergraduate teaching; native or near native fluency in Chinese and English.

Any news?

  • An offer of employment is contingent on passing a pre-employment criminal background check. Application deadline is April 14, 2014. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: Position #026509. LSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/EQUAL ACCESS EMPLOYER. Quick link at ad URL:

University of Florida - Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture[]

The University of Florida seeks a full-time Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture to begin Fall 2014. Candidates must hold a M.A. or Ph.D. by time of appointment in one of these fields: Chinese linguistics, Chinese literature, or Chinese cultural / media studies. Native or near-native competence in Chinese and English is required. Training in pedagogy or second language acquisition and familiarity with new technologies (digital, distance, and computer-assisted learning) are preferred. Experience in teaching Chinese at an accredited U.S. institution of higher education is desirable. Teaching assignment: 3/3 in the Chinese track of a B.A. program in East Asian Languages and Literatures. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and includes a full benefits package. There are ample opportunities for professional development and promotion. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and sample syllabi in a single PDF file to Ms. Delores Tillman,; please write C-SEARCH in subject line. Three recommendation letters should be emailed directly to her by referees. Candidates may also be asked to provide a teaching video.

  • Deadline for applications: March 1, 2014. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Washington University in St. Louis - Postdoctoral Research Associate, Taiwan Literature[]

  • The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral teaching fellowship in late Qing through early 20th century Chinese literature and culture, with a preference for scholars specializing in Taiwan’s literary development during the colonial period. In addition to carrying on research in this area, the successful candidate will be asked to teach three courses each year, at least one of which should be an advanced course or seminar that focuses on the legacy of colonialism in Taiwan literature and culture in the greater East Asian context. Candidates should be able to demonstrate prior successful teaching experience and must have a Ph.D. in Chinese literature or related field prior to the start of the appointment. This position begins in January 2014, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years.
  • Applications must include a cover letter, descriptions and sample syllabi of courses, a CV, and a research statement of up to 1,500 words; all material must be uploaded to the online application. Three letters of reference should be emailed directly by the writers to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Letty Chen at: Application review will begin October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.