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Academic Openings Announced: Berkeley, Brown, Oklahoma, Wake Forest, Copenhagen, Sydney

We’ve recently come across a number of announcements for university teaching positions in Chinese literature. As we have strong ties with the Chinese Studies academic community, we would like to share these opportunities with readers who may be interested:

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley seek applications at the Assistant or Associate Professor level (tenure track) in Chinese Film. Applicants should have broad film competence, demonstrable either through formal study or publication record, and be able to teach courses in film theory, film history, and Chinese film and culture. Interest in New Media also a plus. The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. Applications should consist of a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a writing sample of not more than 30 pp. Please refer potential reviewers to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality found at http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. Send application materials by PDF to Jane Taylorson (astobiza@berkeley.edu), or by mail to the Search Committee, Department of Film and Media, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2670. Please do not send materials by FAX. Deadline for receipt of applications: October 17, 2011. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.


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Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. The Department of East Asian Studies seeks to employ a lecturer of Chinese language, on a three-year renewable basis, effective July 1, 2012. M.A. degree in language acquisition, Chinese language pedagogy or a related field is minimally required. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese (Mandarin), and competency in spoken and written English are required. Candidates should have experience teaching Chinese language to English-speaking students at the college level. Experience directing advanced Chinese language courses, or developing language teaching materials for advanced courses are highly desirable. Please provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching portfolio (including a list of courses taught, sample teaching materials, teaching evaluations and an example of classroom teaching on DVD), and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be sent to: Search Committee for Chinese Language, Box 1850, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. Please direct inquiries and all digitally submitted materials to eas_search@brown.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by October 21, 2011. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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TWO faculty positions are available in the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma

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*Assistant Professor of Chinese Language / Culture or Theoretical Linguistics

The University of Oklahoma announces a position at the level of Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Culture or Theoretical Linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a native or near-native command of both Mandarin and English, and a demonstrable commitment to research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year. Courses will include Chinese language and may include a course in the candidate’s area of specialization. The position will be tenure-track. Salary is competitive. The appointment will begin August 13, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Seattle.

The successful applicant will join a diverse and interdisciplinary faculty in Chinese Studies, spanning several academic units. The University of Oklahoma offers both a major and minor in Chinese and is home to the Institute for U.S.-China Issues, the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, the OU Confucius Institute, the internationally recognized journals World Literature Today and Chinese Literature Today, a book series in contemporary Chinese literature, and extensive databases of Chinese language journals and newspapers.

Applicants should send a letter of application, with a statement of research and teaching interests, and a dossier including three letters of recommendation, graduate transcripts, a complete curriculum vitae, samples of research, and teaching evaluations to Grady C. Wray, Chinese Search Committee Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019. Materials should be postmarked by November 15, 2011. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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*Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Chinese Pedagogy and Applied Linguistics

The University of Oklahoma announces a position at the level of advanced Assistant or Associate Professor in Chinese Pedagogy and Applied Linguistics. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, a native or near-native command of both Mandarin and English, and a demonstrable commitment to research and teaching. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year in Chinese language and culture. The position will be tenure-track or tenured, depending upon qualifications. Salary is competitive. The appointment will begin August 16, 2012. Preliminary interviews will be held at the MLA convention in Seattle.

The successful applicant will join a diverse and interdisciplinary faculty in Chinese Studies, spanning several academic units. The University of Oklahoma offers both a major and minor in Chinese and is home to the Institute for U.S.-China Issues, the Newman Prize for Chinese Literature, the OU Confucius Institute, the internationally recognized journals World Literature Today and Chinese Literature Today, a book series in contemporary Chinese literature, and extensive databases of Chinese language journals and newspapers.

Applicants should send a letter of application with a statement of research and teaching interests, a complete curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample to Hester Baer, Chinese Search Committee Chair, Department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Linguistics, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK 73019. Three letters of recommendation should also be sent directly by recommenders to the search committee chair. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2011, and will continue until the position has been filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.

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WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY’s Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures seeks applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in Chinese language and literature, to begin in fall 2012. Primary duties include teaching a broad range of courses in Chinese literature, film, and culture. Ability to teach advanced Chinese language is a plus. Candidates must have native or near-native proficiency in English and Chinese. A Ph.D. degree is required at the time of appointment.

For additional information about the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, go to wfu.edu/eal <http://wfu.edu/eal>. Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities. With 4,300 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ration is 10:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities and an active athletics community. The University has a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto ≥pro humanitate.≤ For quick facts about the University, go to http://www.wfu.edu/visitors/quickfacts.html.

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina ≠ part of the beautiful Piedmont Triad metropolitan region which has a population of more than 1.5 million and is listed among the top 35 best places to live in North America by Cities Ranked and Rated. Known as the state’s ≥City of the Arts,≤ Winston-Salem offers a vast array of arts experiences ranging from music venues to galleries to theatre and film festivals. The city is also ranked among the top 50 US cities for affordability on national surveys.

Please send complete dossier, including a statement of research and teaching interests, a complete curriculum vitae, samples of research, two sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to: Chinese Search Committee, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. Deadline for receipt of applications, October 17th, 2011.

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

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An Assistant Professor in modern and/or contemporary China Studies with a good research record within society/politics (e.g. policy discourse, social networks, city development) and/or contemporary culture (e.g. literature, thought, new media, popular culture, film) is advertised at the Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies.

The position is tenable from 1 January 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

http://www.ku.dk/stillinger/vip/

Please note that the deadline is early October.

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LECTURER/SENIOR LECTURER IN CHINESE LITERATURE FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES AND CULTURES UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY REFERENCE NO. 1598/0911

* Join a comprehensive and diverse School * Work with leading international scholars * Full-time, continuing: $102K-$144K p.a. including salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

The University of Sydney is Australia’s first University with an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence, and employs over 7500 permanent staff supporting over 49,000 students.

The University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers the most comprehensive and diverse range of humanities and social science studies in the Asia Pacific, and a vibrant research and teaching environment.

The Faculty’s School of Languages and Cultures offers the widest range of language studies in Australia. This includes undergraduate, honours and postgraduate teaching in a range of languages and their social and cultural contexts. The School plays an important role in the wider academic and public communities, responsible for the organisation of national and international conferences, public lectures and seminars with presentations by prominent international scholars and writers. All of our departments have strong community connections and students are encouraged to engage in a range of exciting academic and social events.

Applications are invited for a suitably qualified and experienced Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Chinese Literature, and in this role you will:

* make a key contribution to the teaching and development of the Chinese studies program * play a major role in the overall curriculum development and administration of the Chinese literature program, and in the promotion of Chinese literature studies * conduct research related to Chinese literature at the university level * potentially contribute to Honours/postgraduate coursework teaching and research supervision at Honours/postgraduate level.

To be successful in this role you will have:

* a PhD in Chinese Literature or a directly related field * a tertiary qualification in Chinese literature and language * native or near-native fluency in Modern Standard Chinese and English * demonstrated experience teaching Chinese language at university level to students with and without previous exposure to the Chinese language * experience teaching Chinese literature and language using computer technology, multimedia and internet resources * administrative and team work skills * research publications in Chinese literature are highly desirable for lectureship applicants and essential for senior lectureship applicants.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to provide evidence of effective teaching and teaching management to demonstrate their ability to contribute to curriculum development and enhancement of Chinese literature and a thirty-page sample of the applicant’s research writing in English.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/positions and search by the reference number for more information and to apply.

CLOSING DATE: 18 October 2011 (11.30pm Sydney time)

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged.

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