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Academic Openings: Cornell, St. Mary’s College, Oregon, UC San Diego, Wooster


The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University announces a tenure-track assistant professor position for a scholar and teacher of modern Chinese literature specializing in any area of 20th – 21st century literary production, including film and media, and able to teach a general education “Introduction to China” class as well as more advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars. Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2013, and publishing record or strong potential for publishing are important. Submit by November 5, 2012, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation electronically at

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Tenure Track Position in Chinese/Asian Studies at St. Mary’s College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Chinese/Asian Studies with primary specialization in modern Chinese Literature or Cultural Studies starting in fall 2013. Ph.D. in hand is strongly preferred. Ability and commitment to teach all levels of Chinese and courses in English in one’s field, near native fluency in both Chinese and English, and US college teaching experience are required.

Candidate must be interested in working in a multi-language department with a cultural studies orientation and in actively participating in the growing Asian Studies Cross-Disciplinary program. Experience and interesti n study abroad programs is highly desirable. A commitment to continued professional activities, an interest in mentoring student projects, and adesire to participate in departmental and all-college activities areexpected. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, three reference letters, and statement of teaching philosophy to Laine Doggett, Chair, Chinese/Asian Studies Search Committee, Department of International Languages and Cultures, St. Mary’s College of MD, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St. Mary’s City, MD 20686 or

To be considered for an MLA interview, applications must be received by November 9, 2012. Please indicate availability for an MLA interview in Boston, January 4-5, 2013.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been designated as Maryland’s public honors college. With highly selective admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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East Asian Languages & Literatures, University of Oregon Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese Position Announcement

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Oregon is conducting a search in modern/contemporary Chinese literature at the Visiting Assistant Professor level for Winter and Spring terms, 2013 (December 16, 2012 ­ June 15, 2013). The position is full time (100% fte) at the rank of assistant professor. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

We seek a high quality candidate prepared to teach a mix of undergraduate survey courses in modern/contemporary Chinese literature and film and graduate seminars in the candidate’s area of research (two courses per quarter). Graduate student advising and mentoring is expected.

Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in Chinese language, literature or culture, native or near native fluency in Mandarin and English, a strong commitment to excellence in scholarship, and dedication to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an enrollment of 20,000. The Eugene metro area (pop. 215,000) is in a region noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade Mountains. The University is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.

For information on East Asian Languages and Literatures at the U of O, please see Queries may be sent to

Applications should include an application letter, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted online at Review of applications will begin November 1, 2012 and continue until filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.



The University of California at San Diego, committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, is pleased to announce the search for a Professor specializing in the study of modern China. The successful candidate will hold the University’s Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies, along with a tenured appointment in the Department of History. We seek candidates at the Full Professor level, but will also consider advanced Associate Professors. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013.

Successful candidates will demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. 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 is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Closing date: Review of applications will begin 11/15/2012, and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Applications, including curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations will be accepted electronically at Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by letter-writer. Applicants should include in their cover letter a personal statement summarizing research agenda, teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and a separate personal statement summarizing their experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity (see for further information). For additional information, applicants may also contact either Prof. Paul G. Pickowicz, Search Committee Chair, or Pamela Radcliff, Department Chair, Department of History, UC San Diego @

Please apply to the following position:

History Professor (10-467) 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.



Assistant Professor, East Asian History: The Department of History at The College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track position in East Asian History beginning August 2013. The successful candidate will teach survey courses in Chinese and Japanese History, as well as introductory courses in history and upper-level courses in his/her area of specialization. We welcome applications in all areas of East Asian History. Sub-fields might include intellectual history, history of science, environmental history, comparative history, global history, or other sub-fields that complement our existing offerings. The successful candidate will also supervise undergraduate research in the College’s required Independent Study Program and participate in the College’s interdisciplinary programs, including Chinese Studies, East Asian Studies and First-Year Seminars in Critical Inquiry. Ph.D. expected by August 2013.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts and three confidential letters of recommendation to Gregory Shaya, Chair, Department of History. Additional evidence of research and teaching interests is also welcome (e.g., prospectuses, articles, chapters, syllabi, course descriptions, statement of teaching philosophy). Electronic submission (in pdf format) is required. Application materials and inquiries should be sent to Natalie McCoy, Administrative Coordinator for the Department of History at Deadline for all application materials is November 15, 2012.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply. Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Drug-free workplace.


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