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Academic Openings at UC San Diego, UC Irvine, CUNY, Wellington

The Department of History within the University of California, San Diego is pleased to announce an international search for a senior scholar of modern Chinese Studies who will occupy the university’s Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2012. Applications will be accepted at: Applicants should also send the statement of interest as an e-mail attachment to Prof. Paul G. Pickowicz, Search Committee Chair, Department of History, UC San Diego (

Scholars who are women, minorities, veterans, and/or people with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website

Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience and publications and in accordance with the published salary schedules of the University of California.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin December 15th, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Applications, including curriculum vitae, will be accepted electronically at

Applicants should include in their cover letter a personal statement summarizing research agenda, teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and a personal statement summarizing their experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity.

Please apply to the following position:

HISTORY Professor (10-336) – Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.


The Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1, 2012. We seek scholars whose research and teaching is dedicated to the history and theory of digital media culture. Applicants must demonstrate potential for excellence in scholarship and undergraduate and graduate teaching. Research and teaching interests should include a range of issues in digital culture, using theoretical models that consider aesthetic, social, and technological changes as cultural processes. The preferred candidate will be a humanities scholar able to teach courses in media studies and digital culture, focusing on theoretically engaged work on a range of issues (e.g., interactivity, social media, digital copyright, indigenous media, transnational flows, avant-garde or alternative new media practices, mobile media, platform studies, gaming and game theory, et al.). Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies or related field must be completed before date of appointment.

Please apply online at and submit a letter of

application, a curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, a sample course syllabus, and three letters of reference. The application deadline is November 15, 2011.

Please see for more information about the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Ph.D. Program in Visual Studies at UC Irvine. For additional information, please contact Professor Peter Krapp, Search Committee Chair, Department of Film and Media Studies, 2000 Humanities Gateway, ZOT 2435, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-2435.

UCI is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Award for gender equity.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please refer to the application page for instructions.

The University of California Irvine is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity and has a National Science Foundation Advance Gender Equity Program. —— The Chinese Division of the Department of Classical and Oriental Studies of Hunter College, City University of New York, invites applications for a tenure-track lecturer position in Chinese language and pedagogy. Appointment will begin on September 1, 2012. A Ph.D degree in linguistics, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, or instructional technology is preferred, but applicants with a Masters degree plus an exceptionally strong background in coordinating language programs, intensive summer programs (domestic and abroad) at college level will also be considered. Expertise in the areas of computer-assisted instruction and instructional technology is a plus. Salary range: $41,435-74,907, depending on experience.

Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching CD (audio or video) of one Chinese language class, and three letters of recommendation to Tamara M. Green, Chair, Department of Classical and Oriental Studies, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065 by December 31, 2011. The search will continue until the position is filled.


The School of Languages and Cultures at Victoria University of Wellington invites applications for the position of Lecturer in Chinese Studies.

The successful candidate will be a native-speaker or near native-speaker of Chinese with experience in teaching Chinese language, literature and culture courses at the tertiary level, preferably to speakers of English. A programme of research is an integral part of the role and the appointee will be expected to have a strong research record and to provide MA and PhD thesis supervision. A PhD in Chinese (or relevant discipline) is essential.

The successful candidate will be a productive and collegial member of a team of experienced researchers and teachers, and will also be expected to contribute to the administration of the School. The areas of teaching competence and the research specialisations of the appointee must complement and reinforce the existing strengths of the Chinese Programme, as well as enhancing the broader research strategies of the University. While scholars whose interests lie in any field of Chinese Studies are encouraged to apply, the University would be particularly interested to receive applications from candidates with research interests in contemporary Chinese literature and culture. This position is available from 1 July 2012.

Closing date: Friday 13 January 2012

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