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Academic Openings: NYU Shanghai, Hawaii, UNCG, SUNY New Paltz

FACULTY POSITIONS

Literature NYU SHANGHAI

NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for an OPEN RANK tenure/tenure-track faculty appointment to its Literature Program, in the field of Global Literature. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research and teaching stretch across languages and cultures, spanning different disciplines, and whose critical inclination and training are comparative. A strong background in, as well as scholarly and pedagogical commitment to, Chinese literature and culture of any period, are highly desirable as well. We seek faculty who will establish and maintain an active research profile, with a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching, and who are willing to commit their energy and experience to building this new program in dialogue with faculty from other disciplines. The search will remain open until the position is filled, but review of applications will begin December 1, 2012.


NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within NYU’s global network. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the US as well as in China. A research university with liberal arts and sciences at its core, it resides in one of the world’s great cities that is also a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai will recruit scholars who are committed to our global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi- site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. The network has three degree-granting campuses – New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi – complemented by 12 additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

The terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. Tenure/tenure-track faculty may also be members of the Department of Comparative Literature Graduate Faculty at NYU. The appointment might begin as soon as August 1, 2013, or could be delayed until August 1, 2014.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, representative publications and three letters of reference in PDF format. Please visit our website at www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=51409 for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail shanghai.faculty.recruitment@nyu.edu.

NYU Shanghai is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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POSITION IN CHINESE LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS: JOB DESCRIPTION

University of Hawai’i at M?noa, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, invites applications for tenure-track, full-time, 9-month position in Chinese Language and Linguistics at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor, position number 82967. Appointment to begin August 1, 2013.

Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in Chinese language and linguistics; teach graduate courses in area(s) of specialization, which may include Chinese sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics or historical linguistics. Advise undergraduate and graduate students; conduct and publish research in area(s) of specialization; participate in departmental and university service and activities for academic programs; other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Assistant Prof.: PhD in Chinese language/linguistics, or in related field, in hand at time of hire; high level proficiency in Chinese and English; demonstrated ability to carry out research in the applicant’s major areas of specialization as evidenced by publication.

Associate Prof.: The qualifications for Assistant Professor, and, in addition: at least four years of full-time college or university service; experience in teaching Chinese language and linguistics at a college level; scholarly achievement judged competent and adequate for the rank in comparison with peers active at major research universities; evidence of participation in the scholarly and academic affairs of a university.

Professor: the qualifications for Associate Professor, and, in addition: previous appointment at the rank of full professor or equivalent; at least eight years of full-time college or university service, scholarly achievement and research productivity that has resulted in significant recognition by the national or international community of scholars; demonstrated continuing participation and leadership in the scholarly and academic affairs of a university . Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To apply: Submit a hard copy of a CV, cover letter, and three letters of reference (institutional letterhead required). Application address: Department Chair, Chinese 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, Department Chair, mingbao@hawaii.edu

Closing date: November 30, 2012.

The University of Hawai’i 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 or veteran status.

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University of North Carolina, Greensboro Chinese Position

Assistant Professor of Chinese. The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of North Carolina Greensboro is seeking a dynamic Assistant Professor of Chinese to join a growing Chinese program and to contribute to a vibrant Asian Studies program.

Applicants must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in the field of Chinese literature (traditional or modern), culture, linguistics, or related subjects by August 1, 2013. A commitment to research is essential; experience teaching all levels of modern standard Mandarin at U.S. universities; experience designing curricula, developing course materials, and working with study abroad programs is preferred; expertise in online or distributive education is also a plus. A native or near-native proficiency in both English and modern standard Mandarin is required.

Duties will include teaching Chinese language, literature, and culture as well as building the Chinese program at UNCG. This position will also require a dedication to leading and participating in extra- and co-curricular initiatives, supporting UNCG’s ³Global Village² learning community, and working with interdisciplinary programs, especially International and Global Studies (where the Asian Studies program resides).

Greensboro is a diverse city, reflective of the larger adjacent diverse metropolitan area. UNCG is also the most diverse campus in the UNC system, reflected in the composition of undergraduate student body. The start date for this position will be August 1, 2013. The starting salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; the position also provides a competitive benefits package.

Please send: 1) a letter of application; 2) a C.V.; 3) a teaching portfolio; and 4) three (3) letters of reference, to: Prof. Roberto Campo, Chinese Search Committee, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, 2322 MHRA, Greensboro, NC 27402-6170.

Review of applications will begin on November 12 and continue until filled; selected candidates will be interviewed, and finalists will be invited to campus. UNC Greensboro is especially proud of the diversity of its student body and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We are an EEO/AA employer and are strongly committed to increasing faculty diversity.

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The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the State University of New York College at New Paltz invites applications for tenure-track positions in Chinese and in Japanese. For each position, the area of specialization is open, and the new faculty will be central to the growing Asian Studies Program.

SUNY New Paltz is a highly-selective public college of about 7,800 students, offering a variety of undergraduate as well as some graduate degree programs, and is the only comprehensive college within SUNY to offer a BA major in Asian Studies. The campus regularly hosts the New York Conference on Asian Studies. New Paltz is located in a vibrant, historic area 80 miles north of New York City in the scenic Hudson Valley, with easy access to Manhattan and to nearby cultural and recreational amenities.

The two positions are as follows:

1. Assistant Professor in Chinese

The Department of Languages, Literatures & Cultures at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Chinese to begin Fall 2013. Duties include teaching lower-division undergraduate courses in Chinese language, upper division courses in Chinese literature and culture in translation, service to the department, the Asian Studies Program, and to the College. Teaching load is 3/3.A complete Ph.D. is required; exceptional ABD candidates with firm completion dates may be considered. This position is for a specialist in Chinese literature or culture of any period. Evidence of post-secondary teaching experience and proficiency with instructional technology are required. Native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English are required. Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply.

Electronic submissions preferred. Candidates should send letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and teaching evaluations to: Chinesesearch@newpaltz.edu. Please note Search #F12-33 on all materials submitted for this search.

Paper applications may be submitted to:

Chair, Chinese Assistant Professor Search Committee HAB 602A, 1 Hawk Drive State University of New York at New Paltz New Paltz, NY 12561-2443 Official transcripts will be required of successful applicant. Applications accepted until position is filled. Priority given to applications received by 11/30/12.

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer For further information, visit:

Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures: http://www.newpaltz.edu/foreign_lang/ Asian Studies Program: http://www.newpaltz.edu/asianstudies Human Resources: http://www.newpaltz.edu/hr/jobs.html About New Paltz: http://www.newpaltz.edu/about/

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