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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[]

Amherst College (MA) - TT Asst. Prof - Chinese Literature[]

The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations seeks a specialist in Chinese literature for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning in July 2017. We seek candidates with expertise in modern or pre-modern Chinese literature, performing art, film, or popular culture. Those working across genres and media are especially encouraged to apply. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The appointee will be expected to teach general courses that engage a broad range of students in Chinese culture and advanced courses for students concentrating in Chinese studies. Although regular teaching in the Chinese language program will not be expected, native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and facility in classical Chinese are required. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the department at Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium. An application letter, c.v., short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, 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.


  • Skype interview scheduled (11/30) x2
  • Campus visit scheduled

Boston University (MA) - East Asian Visual Media and Popular Culture[]

The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian Visual Media and Popular Culture, to begin July 1, 2017. Relevant expertise includes research in film, television, animation, graphic novels, or new media. Strong preference for transnational research reflecting the increasingly globalized sphere of popular culture across East Asia and potentially including South Asia. PhD is required at time of appointment, as is proficiency in an East Asian language. A robust research and publication agenda is essential. In coordination with a multi-year hiring initiative in the College of Arts and Sciences across the humanities and social sciences, the department seeks applications from scholars whose work includes critical perspectives on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexualities. At Boston University, the successful applicant will join a vibrant faculty community in East Asian literature, comparative literature, and interdisciplinary Asian Studies. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three reference letters via If electronic submission is not possible, send materials by mail to East Asian Media Search, Department of World Languages & Literatures, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Preference will be given to applications received before November 15, 2016.


  • Also posted at Japanese Language and Literature 2016-2017
  • There was a rumor that there is an "inside candidate." There is no such candidate and this is a wide open search. It's always better to ignore such rumors, as even when there is a presumed final application that person does not always receive the job. Searches are always after the best people they can find who fit the job description and needs of the department.
  • I also heard that they already have an inside candidate, that is for sure. 
  • I am affiliated with the search, and I assure everyone that there is no "inside candidate." Every application is being given a full reading and full consideration by the search committee. In fact, if someone was discouraged from applying for this reason, please do not hestitate to submit an application now. 
  • Request for more materials (writing sample and sample syllabi)--12/4

Bridgewater State University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Chinese Language and Literatures[]

The Department of Global Languages and Literatures at Bridgewater State University is committed to helping students develop an in-depth understanding of foreign languages, literatures, linguistics, cultures, and civilizations. The department prepares students to be engaged international citizens who enlist foreign language skills and knowledge to succeed in a variety of careers and intellectual disciplines in an increasingly globalized world.

We invite applications for the full time, tenure track position of Assistant Professor, Chinese Language and Literatures. The ideal candidate will be able to teach all levels of Chinese language courses as well as introductory level courses in Japanese. The candidate should be able to teach new offerings in Chinese literature, culture, and other areas of expertise, including writing and/or speaking intensive courses. The candidate is also expected to maintain an active research agenda and engage in University service.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, advising and working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity. They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, work collaboratively, have evidence of on-going scholarly activity and engage students in faculty-student research as well as a commitment to public higher education.

Required Qualifications: PhD by time of appointment in East Asian Languages and Literatures or related field; native or near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; experience teaching Chinese and Japanese.

Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.


  • Interview completed (2/17)

Carleton College (MN) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese[]

Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Chinese Language and Literature. The promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching is required. Teaching duties are five courses per year on a trimester schedule, which normally includes four courses of language instruction at all levels and one course of literature in translation. PhD or its imminent completion is required. A successful applicant will be fluent in both Chinese and English; possess a broad knowledge of Chinese literature with a specialization in pre-modern or early modern literature and culture; and be committed to, trained in, and experienced at teaching Chinese language to undergraduates. The appointment will begin September 1, 2017.

We are particularly interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. Carleton is committed to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities or activities.

Carleton College is a small, highly selective liberal arts college dedicated to providing excellent educational opportunities for students. The College provides generous professional development support for both research and teaching. We are located 45 minutes away from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

The following materials are required: letter of application; curriculum vitae; contact information for three letters of reference (at least one of which can directly address the applicant's language teaching); statements addressing the candidate’s teaching experience and interests and scholarly agenda; sample syllabi; and at least one scholarly writing sample in English. Applicants should indicate whether they will be attending the CLTA annual meeting in Boston in November. The deadline for receipt of applications is October 15. All application materials must be submitted at



  • Any news?
  • Conference Interview scheduled (11/17)
  • has anybody heard any further news from this one?

Carthage College (WI) - Assistant Professor of Japanese and Chinese[]

Carthage College's Modern Languages Department seeks an active teacher-scholar in Japanese and Chinese. This is a three-year (renewable) position at the assistant professor level beginning in August 2017. We seek well-rounded candidates with experience in language instruction and undergraduate program development. The successful candidate will have the ability to teach a broad range of courses covering language, literature, and the cultures of Japan and China.

The Department of Modern Languages at Carthage is one of the largest at the College supporting majors and minors in Chinese, French, German, Japanese, and Spanish as well as the College's two-semester language requirement. In addition to full-time faculty, the Department has a cohort of young university graduates from around the world who teach introductory language and advanced conversation courses. A number of faculty teach two languages or teach in interdisciplinary programs such as Asian Studies, and Women and Gender Studies. All language majors study abroad for one semester, and Carthage is a national leader in short-term study abroad programs. We welcome a new colleague who has innovative ideas for contributing to an intellectual community for us and our students, including designing new courses, J-Term study tours, and extracurricular activities.

Duties and Responsibilities: The normal teaching load at the College is 3-1-3 (with every third January term off), and the teaching responsibilities for this position are one or two Japanese courses per semester, one or two Chinese courses per semester, and one course in Asian Studies per year. Courses taught will cover language as well as culture and literature at the intermediate and advanced levels.

The successful candidate will take an active role in program-building activities, including recruitment, retention, and advising of students; supervision of adjunct instructors and teaching assistants; advising of student organizations; and planning of student activities.

This new colleague will be expected to contribute to the life of the Department of Modern Languages and will have -demonstrated organizational skills.

Required Education and Experience: -Native or near-native command of Japanese and/or Chinese with at least advanced proficiency in the second language are required, as is native or near-native fluency in English. -Completion of a PhD from an accredited institution prior to or shortly after the date of hire. -The area of specialization is open; the successful candidate should have the skills and flexibility of a generalist; an interest in the scholarship of teaching is encouraged. -Interest in and experience with college-level teaching at all levels. -Demonstrated understanding of the nature and culture of a liberal arts college in the US and a commitment to small-college teaching.

How to Apply: Candidates should submit an application as a single PDF document to Greg Baer, search committee chair, via e-mail at or by uploading materials at to the "Resume Upload" section in the following link:

The application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. Three letters of recommendation may be submitted with the other materials or separately via e-mail. The application deadline is Nov. 15, 2016. The first round of interviews will be conducted by video conference in January.

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

The Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the Citadel invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track position in Chinese beginning fall 2017. 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. Responsibilities include developing a minor program in Chinese and an ability to teach Chinese at all undergraduate levels. Willingness or experience in writing grants desirable.

The department offers a full range of courses in the undergraduate day program attended by approximately 2,200 members of the Corps of Cadets. The availability of grants from The Citadel Foundation to support faculty research and development is an attractive feature of academic life at the college. Salary is competitive.

In addition to the online application, please attach or mail three letters of recommendation, c.v., and a copy of transcript to Dr. Zane Segle, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street, Charleston, SC 29409. Applications should be submitted by November 18 2016'. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA meeting in Philadelphia. The Citadel is an AA/EEO actively committed to ensuring diversity in all campus employment. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

MLA JIL 9/30/16


  • Any news from this institution?
  • Offer accepted (by a friend) 2/14/17

Colorado State University - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese and Japanese[]

Tenure-track, entry level position as Assistant Professor of Chinese and Japanese in the Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures of Colorado State University, to begin August 16, 2017.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chinese or Japanese Linguistics, Literature, and/or Culture or closely related field, in hand at time of appointment; demonstrated advanced proficiency level in Chinese, Japanese and English; proven record of teaching effectiveness; demonstrated record of scholarship or evidence of strong scholarly potential; ability to teach a range of undergraduate courses, Linguistics, Literature, and/or Culture.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability and interest in program building that includes developing new courses. Research and instruction that has a comparative, interdisciplinary, and/or global reach; experience in teaching with technology; Experience or familiarity with Oral Proficiency Interview guidelines and ACTFL standards.

For full job description, please visit and search for Chinese and Japanese.

Applicants should upload their dossier at The dossier should include a letter of interest addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications; a current curriculum vitae; copies of all graduate transcripts; evidence of effective teaching (i.e. student or peer evaluations, letters of recommendation addressing teaching, sample syllabi, etc.); evidence of scholarly achievement or strong potential; statement of Teaching Philosophy; a sample publication or writing not exceeding 25 pages long, or a thesis chapter; and three recent confidential letters of reference addressed to Dr. José Luis Suárez-García, search Committee Chair. Referees will be contacted for a reference letter upon submission of completed application. All materials should be submitted online, no email applications will be accepted. For a completed application, all materials must be submitted online by 11:59 pm (MT) on November 21, 2016.


Durham University (UK) - Lecturer (assistant professor in US system) in Chinese studies[]

The School of Modern Languages and Cultures seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate to a non-fixed term full-time Lectureship in Chinese. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake internationally-excellent research, provide high quality teaching and carry out service to the School. The appointment is tenable from 1 September 2017. We welcome applications from exceptional scholars with a research specialism in Chinese studies that fits with the research priorities of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. We would especially invite applications from candidates in literary or visual studies. The post is also open to candidates who specialise in comparative literary, cultural and/or visual studies.

Deadline : 1 December (keep in mind this is GMT)


Grinnell College (IA) - TT Asst. Professor - Chinese Language and Literature[]

GRINNELL COLLEGE. The Department of Chinese and Japanese invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Chinese language and literature (area of specialization open, but premodern specialists preferred) beginning Fall 2017. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) possible. Successful candidates must be able to teach modern Chinese language at all levels and classical Chinese.

Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by October 10, 2016. Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. 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 641-269-3141.


  • Offer made (11/17)
  • Rejection email received (11/29) - very nice note and appreciate that it was sent so soon after an offer was made!

Hamilton College (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Literatures (Chinese)[]

The East Asian Languages and Literatures Department at Hamilton College seeks applicants for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Chinese, to begin July 1, 2017. The candidate for the position must have a Ph.D. in Chinese Language Pedagogy, Linguistics, or Second Language Acquisition (a closely related field is preferred). Experience in computer-assisted language teaching or on-line teaching is a plus. A candidate with ABD will be considered but should have plans to complete the degree by July 1, 2017. Experience in teaching college-level Chinese is essential. The successful candidate will teach introductory to upper-level courses, develop basic language materials, and supervise language instruction in our nationally recognized Chinese program. The teaching load for this position is four courses during the first year and five courses thereafter. Hamilton College also runs the internationally renowned Associated Colleges in China (ACC) program in Beijing ( The successful candidate will work with the Administrative Director of the ACC to ensure the continuing collaboration between the programs.

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, at least two syllabi, a dissertation abstract, a statement on teaching philosophy, and arrange for submission of three confidential letters of recommendation to Interfolio at We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate their experience in teaching or working with diverse student populations. Your cover letter should address the ways in which you would further the College's goal of building a diverse educational environment.

Address questions to Professor Masaaki Kamiya of the East Asian Languages and Literatures Department, Hamilton College ( Review of applications will begin on September 24, 2016.

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Kalamazoo College (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese[]

Kalamazoo College seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Chinese language, literature, and culture beginning late August 2017. Area and period of specialization is open. The successful candidate will join a growing East Asian Studies program, comprising specialists in Chinese language and literature, Asian history, Japanese language and literature, and Japanese language and sociolinguistics. Part of a cohort of four tenure-track searches in the languages division, this appointment provides a unique opportunity for collaboration across language disciplines. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience. Teaching expectation is six courses per year (2-2-2, in three terms), including four Chinese language courses, ranging from beginning to advanced, and two culture courses taught in English. The successful candidate will contribute to the depth and breadth of a growing East Asian Studies Program, as well as the College’s “Shared Passages” core curriculum.

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

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The College sends some eighty percent of its graduates on study abroad for three, six, or nine months, including half a dozen per year to China. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit/Ann Arbor in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by October 1, 2016 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format at Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to Questions may be directed to the same email.


  • Campus Visit stage (11/17)

Oakland University (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese[]

The Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at Oakland University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chinese to begin August 15, 2017. Successful candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Chinese literature, translation, cultural studies, or a related field by August 15, 2017. Applicants must be able to teach Chinese language courses at all levels. Evidence of commitment to scholarship and strong teaching ability, including knowledge of instructional technology and foreign language pedagogy. Experience teaching Chinese at North American universities or colleges desirable. Applicants should have ability and interest in teaching Chinese Literature, Film, and Translation courses, as necessary.

Responsibilities include teaching Chinese language and culture, an active research agenda, active program involvement and close collaboration with Chinese language faculty members to contribute to the advancement and overall effectiveness of a rigorous Chinese program. Applicants must also demonstrate ability and/or genuine enthusiasm to coordinate an existing study abroad program. University and department service are also required. Teaching load is competitive.

Three reference letters should be submitted via Interfolio attention to Professor Melanie Chang, Search Committee Chair, First consideration will be given to those who complete their applications by November 4, 2016. However, the position will remain open until filled.

Apply online:


  • Did anyone hear anything back from them?

Penn State University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese[]

The Departments of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies at Penn State invite applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) with a specialization in comparative approaches to Chinese literature and culture. We would be particularly interested in work that combines a strong grounding in modern Chinese literature with additional expertise in fields such as early modern Chinese literature (Ming-Qing), visual and digital culture, performance and theater, Chinese diasporic and Sinophone literatures; or with comparative literary perspectives on Southeast Asia, South Asia, Northeast Asia, or Central Asia. Teaching responsibilities include contributing to the graduate and undergraduate programs in Comparative Literature (PhD, MA, and BA) and Asian Studies (dual-title PhD and majors and minors in Chinese, Asian Studies, and Japanese). Requirements: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Chinese, or related field; native or near-native ability in Chinese and English; relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise; appropriate teaching experience. Starting date: August 2017 preferred. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references at Visit our program websites at and

MLA JIL 09/09/16


  • Also posted at Comparative 2017
  • 10/4 - Received request for further materials (letters and writing sample) x2
  • Any update?
  • Anybody heard anything from them?
  • 10/26 - Received request for second set of additional materials (teaching docs, sample syllabi) 
  • 11/14 - MLA interview request
  • 1/10 - scheduling campus visits 

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

The Asian Studies Program at Randolph-Macon College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese, to begin in the Fall semester of 2017. Teaching duties include a 3-1-3 teaching load, comprised of four language instruction courses, and three courses in a secondary area (literature, culture, film, society, gender, etc.) in the candidate’s area(s) of teaching expertise.  The successful applicant will have 1) a Ph.D. either in hand or very near completion; 2) native or near-native proficiency in English and Mandarin Chinese; 3) a passion for teaching at the undergraduate level, and 4) the promise of a strong scholarly agenda. Willingness to participate in January-term travel courses by the second or third year of appointment is also desirable. Randolph-Macon is a selective, co-educational, residential liberal arts and sciences college of 1,400 students, located in the beautiful Virginia Piedmont region, just fifteen miles north of the vibrant cultural center of Richmond. We value diversity, and are committed to building a community which welcomes all persons regardless of race, gender, disability, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, or gender expression.  To apply, please send the following materials to :  1) a two to three-page cover letter, incorporating statements on teaching, scholarship, and service; 2) CV; and 3) three letters of reference, at least one of which must discuss candidate’s teaching.  Review of candidates will begin on October 15.


  • Did anybody receive any news from them?
  • campus interviews late November
  • offer made and accepted (March)

St. Olaf College (MN) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese Language[]

The Department of Asian Studies at St. Olaf College seeks an energetic and committed teacher/scholar in Chinese Language and Asian Studies, beginning August 15, 2017. This is a tenure ­track position, expected at the assistant professor rank. Specialization in Chinese language and Asian Studies (including literature, theater, or interdisciplinary approaches such as film studies, cultural studies or the social sciences) preferred with a commitment to language pedagogy.

Interests in education in a liberal arts context, integration of language study and disciplinary/interdisciplinary study, regional and transnational approaches to Asian Studies, experiential learning in international study programs, internships and student research projects are highly desired. Teaching responsibilities include language courses at all levels with at least one course in English that contributes to our Asian Studies program. The normal teaching load is six courses a year.

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field by September 1, 2017. Native or near native competence in Chinese and English, demonstrated strong teaching skills and scholarly promise are required.

Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes: a cover letter outlining your qualifications, describing your language and non-language teaching and research interests; a video clip that demonstrates your abilities from actual or simulated language teaching; a current curriculum vitae; unofficial graduate transcripts. In addition, please provide the names and email contact information of three professional references who can speak to your abilities in classroom teaching and scholarship (we only ask for references’ names and emails; St. Olaf solicits letters directly).

Questions about the position, department, or college may be directed to: Chair of the Chinese language search committee, 1500 St Olaf Avenue, Northfield, MN 55057.­ Email:

Please submit application materials by October 1, 2016. Application review will continue until the position is filled.

General information about St Olaf College and the Asian Studies Department can be found at and


  • Rejection letter received. Good luck with all the selected candidates!

Susquehanna University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor of Chinese[]

Susquehanna University seeks to appoint a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Asian Culture. Open area of specialization. Ph.D. required by August, 2017. Candidates must have native or near-native fluency in English and Standard Mandarin Chinese. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in teaching, an ability to teach Standard Mandarin at all levels, and the ability to contribute English-taught classes in a secondary area related to the candidate’s expertise. Examples include, but are not limited to, Asian culture, Asian history, and introductory courses in a second language. Excellent teaching, ongoing scholarly activity and institutional service are required for tenure.

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries. Susquehanna University is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, a statement on how you will contribute to the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, and three letters of reference online at Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.



University of California, Santa Barbara (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies[]

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications at the rank of Assistant Professor in Pre-modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment.

We seek applicants with a specialization in the post-Han through Song-Yuan periods. Applicants should have solid training in classical Chinese literature and language, and expertise in one or more additional fields such as intellectual history, gender studies, environmental studies, urban studies, theatre studies, or visual arts. Candidates who pursue interdisciplinary research that incorporates studies of manuscript/print culture, material culture, or comparative studies in the context of the Chinese cultural sphere in East Asia are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in his/her area of specialization and undergraduate courses of wider coverage in pre-modern Chinese literature and culture.

To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee through UC Recruit, at

Primary consideration will be given to applications received by October 24, 2016. The final date to receive applications is November 25, 2016. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the committee chair, Xiaorong Li at The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.


  • Did anybody get interview invitation for this one?
  • Campus visit scheduled

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (MN) - TT Associate Professor or Advanced Assistant Professor in China Studies (Literature, Culture, Media)[]

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenured or tenure-track position to begin fall semester 2017 (08/28/17).

We seek expertise in the analysis of Chinese literature, media, drama, or other cultural texts, from any historical period, though preference is for scholars who work on the late imperial/early modern periods. Areas of interest could include, but are not limited to, literary studies, performance/drama studies, material cultural studies, gender/sexuality studies, religious studies, philosophy of science studies.

The faculty of Asian Languages and Literatures is committed to working in partnership with other departments and programs at the University in the humanities. The department is especially interested in candidates who are engaged in cross-disciplinary conversations and bring an innovative approach to the study of literature or other cultural texts and theory.

Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year. Appointment will be at the rank of tenured associate professor or tenure-track advanced assistant professor consistent with collegiate and University policy. Advanced ABDs will not be considered. Salary is competitive and will depend on the candidate's qualifications and experience, consistent with school, college, and university policy. This position is eligible for the University of Minnesota’s standard benefits package available to benefits-eligible faculty and academic staff.

A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in China Studies, Comparative Literature, or related field is required. Native or near-native fluency in English and Chinese is also required. Candidates will be evaluated according to (a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, (b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department’s academic priorities and fields of inquiry, (c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as an administrator, and (d) strength of recommendations.

The hire will be invited to serve as Academic Director of our Chinese Flagship program, a federally supported intensive Chinese language and culture training program for select undergraduates in diverse fields of study. This will involve a 25% reduction in teaching load in exchange for coordinating with the Associate Director to lead the culture-related course curriculum and programming and attend relevant meetings at the University and in Washington, D.C.

Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016.



  • - Has anyone experienced issues with the online application? The links on HERC and the UMN jobs webpage return error messages, when I click on them. Also, what materials are they requesting for the application?
  • Also had some issues with the online portal, though now it seems to be working.  Go to search for "Chinese" and make sure that the temporal parameter is on "anytime" and not in the last month.  They're looking for CL, CV, sample, and 3 letters.
  • any updates? 
  • Skype interview conducted in mid November. 
  • Campus visits announced.

University of South Alabama - TT Asst. Professor of Chinese[]

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literature at the University of South Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 15, 2017. ABD candidates considered, but an earned Ph.D. in Chinese or a closely related field at the time of the appointment and native or near native fluency in Chinese (Mandarin) and English are required. The Department seeks someone to build a minor in (Mandarin) Chinese and interested in expanding the Asian Studies concentration within the International Studies program. The candidate must demonstrate native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and English and excellence in teaching at all levels. Active scholarship and committee work are expected. Located in a metropolitan area on the Gulf Coast, the University of South Alabama has a student body of over 16,600 undergraduate and graduate students. To apply, please submit your letter of application, C.V., and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio to Dr. Christine Rinne, Chair of the Chinese Search Committee. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Apply online:


  • Skype interview conducted

University of South Carolina (SC) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy[]

The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures ( and the Linguistics Program ( at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy. The successful candidate will be able to teach Chinese at all levels, help supervise language instruction in the university’s new Chinese Studies major, and participate in the undergraduate and graduate programs in linguistics. Candidates may specialize in fields such as Chinese pedagogy, second language acquisition, or the core linguistics areas of phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Additional requirements: demonstrated interest in promoting effective language teaching; a record of commitment to scholarly research; and experience teaching at the college level. Responsibilities include two courses per semester in Chinese language and linguistics. A Ph.D. in Chinese linguistics or related field completed by August 1, 2017 and native or near native fluency in Chinese and English are required.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, 1-page statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information for three references through the Interfolio website at .

For full consideration by the search committee, complete applications should be received through the Interfolio website no later than December 15, 2016.


  • Has anyone heard back from the committee yet (1/13)?
  • Skype interview was conducted on 1/10. Did anyone get campus interview invitation?
  • Job talks are posted on the department calendar (1/31). Good luck to those who made the cut!

Wabash College (IN) - Assistant Professor in Chinese and Asian Studies[]

The Wabash College Department of Modern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a Byron K. Trippet tenure-track assistant professor of Chinese and Asian Studies, to start July 1, 2017. Research area open. We seek a generalist who can teach courses in both Chinese language and Asian Studies. Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, native/near-native fluency in Chinese and English, and evidence of excellence in teaching required.

The successful candidate must be dedicated to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting with a diverse student body, to ongoing scholarship, and to developing and leading a successful Asian Studies program. Teaching load is six courses per year, balanced between language and topics in Asian Studies, and including periodic contributions to all-college courses. Expectations include teaching a broad range of courses, leading short-term study trips for students, and seeking out cross-disciplinary opportunities.

The salary is competitive and generous faculty development support is available. Applications, including cover letter, vita, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, names and e-mail addresses for three persons who will submit confidential letters of recommendation, and a teaching statement, may be submitted at

  • Review of materials will begin October 31. Inquiries may be directed to Professor Brian Tucker (


  • Any update?
  • interview invited

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies (incl. Chinese)[]

The College of East Asian Studies at Wesleyan University is seeking to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies to begin July 1, 2017. Candidates should have training in a discipline related to East Asian Studies with a research specialty in modern or contemporary East Asian literature and culture. Successful candidates will be able to teach about Japan or China within a broader regional framework and make significant contributions to our inter-disciplinary curriculum. Research interests should cross geographical boundaries to include Korea and/or other locations in East Asia. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be near completion by time of hire and native or near-native fluency in Japanese or Chinese with evidence of excellence in teaching in English and in the target language. The teaching load is 2-2, typically including at least one advanced course through the medium of the target language per year. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university levels. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be near completion by time of hire and native or near-native fluency in Japanese or Chinese with evidence of excellence in teaching in English and in the target language.

Special Instructions To Applicants You will be asked to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) two sample syllabi, (4) writing sample (25-page maximum), (5) teaching statement, (6) evidence of teaching effectiveness (no individual evaluations please). As part of the cover letter or teaching statement we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body.

You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one).

After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number.

Additional Information: For full consideration, applications must be received by November 1, 2016, when the system will close at midnight EST and accept no additional materials.

Successful semi-finalists will be interviewed via Skype and finalists invited to campus. Please contact Mary Alice Haddad ( if you have questions about the application process.



Western Michigan University (MI) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of Chinese[]

The Department of World Languages and Literatures at Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese at the assistant or associate professor level beginning in fall 2017, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will pursue research that complements existing strengths within the department and have a genuine commitment to teaching at all levels. Additional responsibilities include program development, advising, recruitment, participation in student activities, and service on Department, College, and University committees. The Department offers a minor in Chinese and seeks to expand the program into a major. Information about the Department of World Languages and Literatures can be found at Ph.D. and college or university teaching experience in North America required. Competitive salary and benefits package will be offered.

Western Michigan University is a learner-centered, discovery-driven and globally engaged university with high research activity, and offers a unique opportunity for individuals seeking a balanced research and teaching career. WMU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups. Candidates must apply at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. For best consideration, apply by January 15, 2017.

[From MLA JIL.]


  • Feb 6 2017/ asking for additional materials, such as the writing sample and the teaching demo.
  • Anyone receives Skype interview invitation?
  • Feb 23 2017/ skype interview conducted.

Western Washington University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor of Chinese[]

About the Position: The Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Western Washington University is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning September 2017. We seek a generalist in Chinese literature or culture. This position is interdisciplinary, with primary teaching responsibilities in Chinese language and literature, as well as general survey courses focused on East Asian civilization and/or culture.

Position Responsibilities: Standard quarter-system teaching assignment (3-2-2); exemplary teaching; active program of scholarly activity; service to the Chinese section, to the Department, to the College and to the University through a range of activities.

Required Qualifications:

PhD in Chinese literature, Chinese culture, East Asian Studies, or related field with significant emphasis in Chinese literature or culture by time of appointment
Native or near native Chinese and English fluency
Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching
Ability to teach language at all levels of the curriculum and content courses in Chinese literature, culture, and East Asian civilization or culture
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship and a dynamic research agenda
Ability to work effectively with diverse students and colleagues

Application Instructions: Application materials must be submitted via WWU’s Electronic application System for Employment (EASE) at Candidates should upload (1) a letter of application describing teaching philosophy and research plans, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) graduate school transcripts, and (4) a sampling of teaching evaluations. Additionally, three letters of reference (at least one of the letters should address teaching effectiveness) must be sent via email to

Closing Date Notes: Review of applications begins December 5, 2016; position is open until filled.


  • 1/16/17 Skype interviews scheduled.
  • Any updates?

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term Appointments[]

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA) - Lecturer in Chinese (3 yr. appt.)[]

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology invites applications for a full-time Lecturer in Chinese. This is a three-year appointment beginning July 1, 2017, 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 three 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 October 15, 2016, via Academic Jobs Online: Any questions should be directed to


Michigan State University (MI) - Chinese Language Instructor/Assistant Professor Position (1 yr.)[]

Michigan State University seeks to fill a one-year, full-time instructor or assistant professor in Chinese language teaching. This person will teach three courses per semester, with the likelihood of one course equivalent per year for hybrid/online curriculum development and maintenance. The instructor will teach Chinese language courses at all levels and will be expected to participate in the activities related to the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African Languages in the College of Arts & Letters. The position will also be responsible for placement test management. The position will include responsibility for coordinating and supervising teaching assistants. This 9-month Academic Year position will begin August 16, 2017 with the possibility of renewal.

We seek candidates with primary interests and experience in the teaching and learning of Chinese language. The successful candidate will bring innovative ideas and language program experience to a growing university-level Chinese language program. Familiarity with communicative language teaching is a must. Preference will be given to applicants with online and/or hybrid course development experience and an educational technology background. For the qualified applicant, there is the possibility of helping with the existing study abroad programs. Responsibilities include close collaboration in a supportive language community that is comprised of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement, world-renowned study abroad initiatives, and the Asian Studies Center. We welcome applicants who would especially benefit from collaborative opportunities in an interdisciplinary work environment. This is a fixed-term position with potential for renewal based on performance and availability of funding. Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications.

The Department of Linguistics & Germanic, Slavic, Asian & African Languages has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College of Arts and Letters’ distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and values diversity and inclusion as essential to achieving excellence.

Review of applications will begin January 5, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically via the MSU Human Resources website, Posting #4532.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, an updated CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the contact information of three referees who will be sent an e-mail request for their letter of recommendation. Applicants who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents must provide documentation evidencing employment authorization in the United States.

For more information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Xiaoshi Li at, Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages, 619 Red Cedar Road, B-331 Wells Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1027.

MLA JIL 12/30/16


University of Pittsburgh (PA) - Assistant Instructor of Chinese[]

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Pittsburgh seeks one full-time, one-year contract (renewable) assistant instructor for the Chinese language program, for appointment beginning August 28, 2017, pending budgetary approval. The successful candidate will possess native or near-native proficiency in both Chinese and English, hold an MA degree in Chinese language pedagogy, foreign language pedagogy, or a related field, and have at least one year experience teaching Chinese at the college level in a North American institution. Preference will be given to candidates who possess linguistic knowledge of the Chinese language, and who demonstrate familiarity with theories in second language acquisition and current practices in Chinese pedagogy in North American higher education settings. Duties include teaching both recitations and lectures of language courses, as well as working closely with the language coordinator to contribute to the overall effectiveness of the Chinese language program.

Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference (one letter should comment explicitly on the candidate’s teaching ability), a statement of teaching philosophy in both Chinese and English, representative samples of narrative and quantitative teaching evaluations, transcripts from the last university attended, and an unedited video of teaching beginning students (DVD or a URL of the video).

Candidates will submit their applications at the following web address For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input an email address, and an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system.

Priority Screening will be given to applications received on or before December 9, 2016.


Washington College (MD) - Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese (1 Year)[]

The Department of Modern Languages at Washington College invites applications for a Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Literature for the 2017-18 Academic Year. The candidate must be able to teach Standard Mandarin at all levels as well as additional classes pertaining to the candidate's specialty and/or departmental needs. The position is benefits-eligible, and the teaching load is 2/3. In addition to teaching, the candidate will assist in some cultural events and other language and cultural outreach on campus. 

The successful candidate must be native or near-native fluent in Standard Mandarin Chinese and must have an MA in a related field (PhD in hand or ABD preferred). The candidate should also have undergraduate teaching experience (preferably in the liberal arts).

Washington College, founded in 1782, is a selective liberal arts institution of about 1,450 students that emphasizes excellence in teaching and a commitment to scholarly research. It is located on Maryland's Eastern Shore, about 1.5 hours from Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. For more information please consult the college's website ( and the department's website ( ). <

To Apply: Electronic copies of a statement of interest and curriculum vitae may be submitted to the attention of Dr. Cristina Casado, Search Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Washington College, through our Consensus portal ( ). Three letters of recommendation will be required at a later stage.

For assistance accessing our online applicant portal, contact Human Resources at

For other questions, please contact Dr. Casado. 

Review of applications will begin on December 1st and will continue until the position is filled.