Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in East Asian Studies, Languages, and Literatures advertised during the 2023-2024 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2024.

6/6/24 Page for 2025 now available: East Asian Studies 2024-2025

Last year's page: East Asian Studies 2022-2023

See also: Ethnic Studies 2023-2024, Asian and Asian American Studies 2023-2024


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TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2023-2024

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Jobs for 2024[]

Jobs in Chinese Language and Culture:

Davidson College (VAP), Washington and Lee (Assistant, TT), Emory (Assistant or Assoc TT), U of Arkansas--Fort Smith (Instructor), Georgetown (Assistant teaching prof), Indiana University (Assistant, TT), U of Maryland, Baltimore County (Assistant TT, Late Imperial or Modern History), UW Madison (Assistant, TT, Classical Chinese), Princeton (Assistant Prof, TT, 19th c-present), USC (Los Angeles) (Full time teaching track), U of Arkansas--Fayetteville (Instructor)

Jobs in Korean Language and Culture:

U of Chicago (Korean librarian), Michigan State (Asst. fixed term), Indiana U (Assistant prof., Contemporary Korea--Social Sciences)

Jobs in Japanese Language and Culture:

U of Utah (Lecturer), U of Montana (Assistant Prof. TT), U of North Texas (Assistant Prof. TT), University of Vermont (Lecturer), UT Austin (Assistant Prof. of Instruction), Columbia U (Assistant prof TT), Clemson U (Assistant Prof. TT), Colby College (Assistant Prof. TT), Amherst College (Lecturer), Swarthmore (Assistant Prof TT), CUNY (Assistant Prof TT), Utah Valley U (Assistant Prof TT), U of Oregon (Instructor), U of Georgia (Lecturer), Rochester Institute of Technology (Assistant Prof. TT), Sarah Lawrence College (Assistant Prof TT), Middle Tennessee State (Assistant or Associate Prof TT), Michigan State University (Assistant Prof. TT), University of Central Arkansas (Assistant Prof. TT), US Naval Academy (Assistant Prof. TT), Georgia Institute of Technology (Assistant Prof. TT).

Other East Asian:

Malay - National University of Singapore (Lecturer)

Tagalog - San Mateo Community College, part time

Vietnamese - Portland State, adjunct/ UT Tyler, translator

All - Lecturer at SEASSI (UW-Madison, face-to-face for all except Khmer which is remote)

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor: College of Literature, Science, and the Arts: Asian Languages and Cultures


The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in modern Chinese culture to begin in Fall 2024.


This is an open-rank search. Applicants with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in modern Chinese culture, including in global and comparative contexts from the late nineteenth through the twenty-first century, are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will teach a range of courses in modern Chinese culture, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars. They will also supervise doctoral dissertations and participate in the programs of the department as well as in area studies initiatives within the larger university community.

Application Instructions

Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Candidates should provide evidence of excellence in both research and teaching.  Candidates will be asked to upload a letter of application, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a diversity statement. Junior candidates should submit one representative publication or writing sample and three letters of recommendation. Senior candidates should include the names of suggested reviewers. Questions about the application or materials may be directed to Applications must be received by October 27, 2023, to be assured of consideration.

Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in the General Humanities

The Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) faculty at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer or senior lecturer teaching-track position in the general humanities. Appointments will be made on an initial two- or three-year contract with the possibility of renewal. Many of our lecturers have taught for a decade or more at SUTD, and a number of our lecturers have been with our department since its inception.

Successful candidates will teach both original elective courses in their field of specialty, as well as sections in the team-taught Global Humanities first-year course. The teaching load for teaching-track faculty is 6.5 course credits per calendar year. During most years, this will equal a 3-3 teaching load with a small additional service component to fulfil the half credit. Salary compensation is internationally competitive (6,000-10,000 SGD per month), and includes relocation support, family pass sponsorship for dependent spouses and children, a monthly housing allowance, and an option to live in on-campus faculty housing for international faculty.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline, with a proven track record of effective teaching and research in the applicant’s field of specialty. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who are engaged in interdisciplinary or comparative teaching and research, and who have experience in humanities teaching focusing on multiple geographic areas and historical periods. We are especially open to faculty with research and teaching specialties in global or comparative philosophy, art history, film studies, the fine arts, music studies, or Southeast Asian studies to complement existing faculty strengths in literature, classics, history, religious studies, theater studies, Asian studies, and the digital humanities.

The successful candidate will (1) teach and develop our team-taught undergraduate humanities core course, an interdisciplinary global texts course that draws on key works from a diverse range of cultural traditions from Asia, Europe, the Americas, and contemporary global contexts; and (2) design and deliver humanities elective courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. We are especially interested in candidates who are willing to contribute to our cluster’s new digital humanities minor program.

Application Details

SUTD is a new research university established in collaboration with MIT and offers degrees in engineering, computer science, and architecture with a strong emphasis on nurturing socially cognizant innovators, technologists, designers, and entrepreneurs. The HASS department plays a pivotal role in the university’s commitment to world-class teaching and research excellence. The current HASS faculty bring core expertise in anthropology, history, literature, psychology, sociology, urban studies, and the digital humanities.

We specifically seek scholars with the potential for developing new directions in humanities teaching and research, and who are interested in joining an interdisciplinary group of scholars at an innovative engineering and design university.

Candidates should submit the following materials via the SUTD Careers Page.

1. A cover letter

2. A curriculum vitae

3. A statement of teaching experience and philosophy

4. A statement of current and future research plans

5. A 500-word description and selected bibliography of up to ten readings for two courses you may wish to offer OR two course syllabi

6. A writing sample of roughly 25-30 pages

7. Names, affiliations, and email addresses of two references. Please note that candidates who advance to the interview stage will be asked to submit two letters of recommendation at that point. Please have your recommenders ready to send their letters via Interfolio or another means.

Full consideration will be given to applications received by the deadline of December 1, 2023.

Original listing at SUTD Careers:

Cal Poly Pomona Comparative Chinese Literature: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature with specialization in Chinese Literature and Culture[]

The Department seeks a tenure-line faculty member in Comparative Literature with an area of expertise in Chinese literature and culture. The successful candidate will teach General Education world literature courses, literature courses in the English BA program, and graduate courses for the English MA program. Opportunities for the creation of new courses in the faculty’s area of expertise and interest are available. All faculty members in the Department are also expected to provide service to the Department, College, and the University by participating in relevant committee work and supporting and fostering student success with activities such as mentoring students, advising clubs, and organizing and conducting service-learning courses and internships. The successful candidate will maintain an active research agenda as both the University and the Department are strongly committed to the Teacher-Scholar model.

Minimum requirements include:

  • PhD in comparative literature with specialization in Chinese literature and culture, or a related field (Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position);
  • Ability to effectively teach broad world literature surveys in translation (earlier or later based on specialization), core classes in the English major such as Introduction to Literary Studies, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in area of specialization;
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusivity and equity. Evidence should be provided in a Student Success Statement that responds to the prompt above - “Inclusive Excellence and Student Success”;
  • Demonstrated experience using culturally responsive pedagogy to create an inclusive, student-centered environment for teaching and learning. Evidence of philosophy and praxis should be provided in a Pedagogy Reflection; and
  • A viable research agenda and the potential for publication in the field of the candidate’s professional and scholarly expertise.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

As a blended department, EML seeks to expand its interdisciplinary connections in teaching and research and to further diversify the professionalization opportunities for its students. As such, evidence of expertise in ONE of the following secondary areas is desirable but not required for a successful candidate:

  • Premodern literature and culture
  • Transnational, diasporic, and/or inter-Asia studies
  • Studies in materiality, including but not limited to book history, print culture, and/or information technology
  • Translation studies
  • Media studies, visual culture, and/or film studies
  • Labor history or migration studies
  • Environmental humanities or food studies
  • Medical humanities

Application Process:

A completed application will consist of

  • Cover letter in which you describe your interest in the position, relevant experience, and how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications;
  • Curriculum vitae;
  • A Student Success Statement (up to 2 pages, single-spaced) that responds to the prompt above - “Inclusive Excellence and Student Success” and addresses at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed (please indicate the criteria numbers in your Statement);
  • A self-reflection on the applicant’s teaching philosophy and practices. In this document, the applicant should discuss their beliefs about teaching and learning, ideally addressing how these beliefs apply to a specific course (or courses) that the candidate has taught, if applicable.;
  • Unofficial transcripts of all graduate-level work.

Review begins on 11/10. Apply at:

Word on the Street[]

Any word on the Princeton Mod. Chinese lit search since the call for additional documents last October?

Any movement with the Michigan position?

Has anyone heard about the Sarah Lawrence or the Clemson position?