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Academic Openings: Penn State, Reed, Montclair, CUHK

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese Penn State

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) in Comparative Literature and Chinese. Home department Comparative Literature; joint appointment with Asian Studies. Areas of specialization are open and may include, but are not limited to, comparative approaches to any field in Chinese literature, premodern or modern; film and new media studies; comparative novel or comparative poetics; East-West, intra-Asian or global literary comparisons, including Sinophone studies; postcolonial studies, gender studies, or queer theory. Quality and originality of comparative research are more important than field. Teaching responsibilities include introductory, advanced, and graduate courses on literature and culture in both Comparative Literature and Chinese; 2/2 load. Starting date: August 2013 preferred. Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Chinese, or related field required. Native or near-native ability in Chinese and appropriate teaching experience required. Relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise required.

Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2012, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply send letter of application, CV, and names of three references electronically to the following website:

Electronic submission is strongly preferred, but applications or nominations can also be sent to

Eric Hayot Chair, Comp Lit/Chinese Search Committee c/o Bonnie Rossman Box M Department of Comparative Literature 429 Burrowes Building, The Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA 16802-6204 USA

Or by FAX to Bonnie Rossman at (814) 863-8882. Visit our websites At


Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workplace.



Reed College seeks applications for a two-year visiting position in Chinese Religion for the 2013-15 academic years, to commence August 2013. Appointments are normally made at the assistant professor level.

We seek outstanding, critically self-reflective candidates, and we look for experience in teaching as well as the ability to advise student research projects on a wide range of topics in religious studies.

Reed College is a selective liberal arts institution with a commitment to high standards of scholarship and teaching excellence in a seminar setting. The appointee will be expected to teach the equivalent of five one-semester courses over the academic year, and this will include teaching in the team-taught yearlong Chinese humanities program devoted to the Han and Song dynasties. The position also involves supervising yearlong senior thesis projects.

While a PhD is preferred, candidates who are ABD in Religion will also be considered for appointment. The Religion Department is using Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Through Interfolio, please submit a cover letter, CV and three letters of recommendation. For more information and application instructions, see Because Reed College is a community that values cultural and intellectual diversity as essential to the excellence of our academic program, we also encourage candidates to convey in their cover letter or other application materials how their specific contributions to campus diversity might support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement ( Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by 1 December 2012 to guarantee full consideration. For further information about this position, please contact K.E. Brashier ( . ———-


START DATE Sept. 2013 TITLE/RANK Assistant Professor of Chinese DEPARTMENT Modern Languages and Literatures

DESCRIPTION Entry level, full-time tenure track position in Chinese (Mandarin). Preference will be given to applicants with broad range of interests. Native or near-native fluency. Responsibilities include teaching all levels of undergraduate language, literature, and culture courses; student advisement; committee work; and program building (the creation of courses appropriate to a major in Chinese with concentrations in language, culture and teaching). Research is expected.

QUALIFICATIONS Ph.D. in Chinese. Demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and scholarship required. Evidence of capacity for program development and leadership required.

SEND LETTER AND RESUME TO (include V number) Dr. Lois Oppenheim, Chair Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures (V-F14) Montclair State University Conrad Schmitt Hall 222B Montclair, New Jersey 07043

APPLY BY Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



Post-doctoral Fellow in Gender and Sexuality in Late Imperial Chinese Literature (Ref 201200933)

The School of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong, is currently seeking applications for the 28th Round Post-doctoral Fellow Scheme in the field of “Gender and Sexuality in Late Imperial Chinese Literature.” Appointment will be made for a period of 2 to 3 years on or before July 31, 2013. Applicants must have earned their doctoral degree no earlier than January 2008 and no later than June 2013. The PDF appointee is expected to devote full-time to research on the issues of gender and sexuality in late imperial Chinese literature (primarily in drama and/or fiction). We are seeking a scholar who has a recent PhD in a relevant field, with an excellent research record, as well as proficiency in literary Chinese, modern Chinese and English. The School of Chinese would encourage applicants to submit a one page research plan.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered. Annual leave and medical benefits will also be available. For further details and application procedures, please visit the University Human Resources website at

All application materials are due by October 20, 2012. For inquiries, please email for questions relating to application procedures, or phone the program supervisor Dr Cuncun Wu at 852-39174606 ( in relation to research matters.


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