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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, full-time, tenure track, position in Chinese Language & Linguistics, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, beginning August 1, 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter (position number 83317 ).

Duties and responsibilities: Teach undergraduate courses in Chinese language and linguistics, teach graduate courses in Chinese linguistics and pedagogy (department’s basic teaching load is 15 credit-hours/year); as assigned, coordinate undergraduate Chinese language program at EALL; provide language teaching training to graduate assistants; assess graduate assistant performance and evaluate Chinese language courses; advise undergraduate and graduate students, participate in supporting activities for academic programs, departmental governance, and service to the university and community.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in hand at time of hire in Chinese language or linguistics, second language acquisition, applied linguistics or a closely related field by May 30, 2012; high level of proficiency in Mandarin Chinese and English; significant experience in language teaching, curriculum development, and program coordination; demonstrated research and publication in Chinese language pedagogy and linguistics; ability to teach and direct graduate research in Chinese linguistics, language pedagogy, program development.

Desirable qualifications: Record in language program administration; experience in teacher training and supervision of teaching assistants, experience in ACTFL/ILR language assessment and teaching Chinese for Professionals; familiarity with current language teaching methodologies; ability to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses as well as conduct research in Chinese semantics and syntax.

Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualification.

To apply: Submit a hard copy of a CV, a cover letter, and three letters of reference (institutional letterhead required). Application address: Prof. Ming-Bao Yue, Department Chair, Chinese Language and Linguistics Search Committee, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Hawaii at Manoa,1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 382, Honolulu, HI 96822. Inquiries: Prof. Ming-Bao Yue

Closing Date: November 30, 2011.

The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity / affirmative action institution. UH does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability of veteran status.





Founded in 1907, California College of the Arts (CCA) is an independent art college with undergraduate programs in architecture, design, fine arts, visual studies, and writing. The college also has graduate programs in architecture, curatorial practice, design, design strategy, fine arts, visual and critical studies and writing.

Through these programs, the college has created a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment. Diverse cultural perspectives enrich the CCA community and the college believes that continuing to expand the horizons of the students and faculty is essential to achieving its educational objectives. With campuses in Oakland and San Francisco, CCA currently enrolls 1,930 full-time students.


The Visual Studies Program, housed in the Division of Humanities & Sciences, prepares the college’s undergraduate students to engage critically with global visual culture of the past and present. Through its major/minor curriculum, as well as through general education requirements, the program trains students to contextualize, analyze, evaluate, and interpret imagery and objects of all kinds. Coursework covers the traditional fine arts of painting, sculpture, architecture, design, photography, and the graphic arts as well as television, film, commercial and journalistic imagery, zines, video, the web, and other artifacts of popular culture. The Master’s program in Visual and Critical Studies examines the role of images, artifacts, and visual experiences in contemporary society, emphasizing interdisciplinary and cross-cultural study, historical grounding, social and political analysis, and the artistic aspectsof written communication.


CCA is seeking candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the field of contemporary Asian visual culture, to begin August 2012. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in art history or visual culture. Candidates’ publication record and teaching interests should primarily focus on East and/or Southeast Asia, but engagement with and knowledge of the contemporary visual culture of Western Asia is desirable. Research/teaching can be adress any area of the fine arts, popular visual culture, or media arts, and demonstrated interest in issues of race, gender, ethnicity, or other categories of difference will be privileged in the selection process.In keeping with the college’s commitment to diversity, community engagement, and social justice, we seek candidates who cultivate an equitable, diverse scholarly environment and curriculum. We value collaboration, intellectual flexibility and creative approaches to scholarship and to teaching. Teaching load is five courses per academic year (typically 2/3); active participation in program assessment/development and committee service is required. Visual Studies faculty teach the program’s general education requirements, including introductory historical surveys, sophomore-level electives, and capstone seminars. Candidates may also have occasional opportunities to teach at the graduate level in the Visual and Critical Studies program and elsewhere.


Successful applicants for this full-time academic position will be expected to have completed a PhD in a relevant field at the time of their appointment and to show evidence of effective teaching or equivalent experience in a cultural organization. Must demonstrate achievement and potential to make significant contributions in the applicant’s specific field of research. Leadership ability and, especially, commitment to collaboration are required.


Commensurate with experience, and includes a comprehensive benefits package.


Postmark deadline for applications is January 2, 2012.

NOTE: If you wish to be notified of the status of your application for this position, please provide a current email address on your resume or cover letter.

Application instructions:

Only candidates seeking an assistant professor-level position should apply. Interested candidates should submit the following (preferably via email):

1)PDF #1: a. Cover letter (please indicate if you plan to attend CAA); b. CV; c. One-page statement of research interests; d. One-page statement of teaching philosophy.

2) PDF #2:

a. Writing sample.

3) Letters fromthree professional references under separate cover(s) or as a third PDF. Email materials to or mail to:

California College of the Arts Human Resources (Job # 2065) 5212 Broadway Oakland, CA 94618-1487 Fax (510) 594-3681

Recommended document file formats are Word or PDF. If there are multiple attachments, we recommend compressing/zipping your files into a zipformat file. Documents larger than 10MB,should be submitted on CD and forwarded to CCA as indicated above. CCA is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.


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