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Academic Opportunities at Washington University and Chinese University of Hong Kong

Faculty position announcement: Assistant Professor, Film Studies, starting Fall 2012 Washington University, St. Louis

The Program in Film and Media Studies seeks to make a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of assistant professor in Film Studies with a research specialization in Chinese-language film. This position will begin in fall 2012. Teaching load is two courses per semester. The appointment will be in FMS but teaching duties will also involve courses crosslisted between FMS and the Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures. The candidate should demonstrate a high level of fluency in Chinese and be able to situate Chinese-language cinema (whether from the PRC, Taiwan, or Hong Kong) within a global context. Ability to address other Asian cinemas and media (Japan, Korea, and/or South Asia) would be welcome. Applicants should have a broad and deep knowledge of film. In addition to teaching courses focused on Chinese-language film, the faculty member will be expected to teach courses that may include: history of world cinema, film theory, transnational issues in film, major directors, film genres, or film/digital production. We encourage applications from candidates with an interest in the intersection between film production/practice and theory.

A PhD in film studies or a closely related field completed by the start of the position is required. Outstanding potential for scholarly publication and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. Additional duties include: student advising, participation in faculty governance including program committees, college and university service.

A completed application will consist of a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and evidence of teaching excellence such as syllabi and student evaluations. To apply please visit our website at <> and apply to job posting number 22435. In addition, three letters of reference should be sent to: Prof. Gaylyn Studlar, Chair, Chinese-language Film Search Committee, Washington University in St. Louis, 1 Brookings Drive, Campus Box 1174, Saint Louis, MO 63130. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but priority will be given to those received by October 15, 2011.

Email inquires to or call (314) 935-4056.

Washington University in St. Louis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. Employment eligibility is required upon appointment.

The Centre for East Asian Studies (CEAS) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong invites applications for its M.Phil. and Ph.D. programmes in Chinese Studies for 2012-2013. We welcome strong applicants with specialized research plans in a variety of disciplines, especially in Chinese Religion, Twentieth Century History, Literature or Film Studies.

The CEAS provides a platform for interdisciplinary studies of China

conducted in English at the Chinese University. In addition to the M. Phil. and Ph. D. programmes, the CEAS also hosts B.A. and M.A. programmes in Chinese Studies.

Successful applicants will be supported by a monthly studentship of approximately U.S.$1,200 after tuition. Funding for research activities is also available.

Closing date for applications for 2012-13 is 31 January 2012. Applicants are highly encouraged to submit the applications by the fellowship* deadline on 1 December 2011.

For more information on the application process to the Chinese University of Hong Kong, visit

For more information on specific requirements for the Centre for East Asian Studies, visit:


Admission Advisor: Prof. Jan Kiely, Director of Research Postgraduate Programmes

For enquiries regarding the application procedures, please contact: Address: Centre for East Asian Studies, Room 704, Hui Yeung Shing Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong Tel: 3943-1088 Fax: 2994-3105 Website: <> Email:

* Applicants for the Ph.D. programme should also take advantage of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme of 2012-13. Launched by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong, the Fellowship supports outstanding students from other places in the world to come to Hong Kong to pursue Ph.D. studies. The Fellowship will provide an annual stipend of approximately US$30,000 and a conference and research-related travel allowance of approximately US $1,300 per year. Please note the application deadline for the Hong Kong Fellowship Scheme is December 1, 2011. For details, visit


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