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Chinese academic openings announced at Harvard, Macalester, Connecticut, Virginia

The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in MODERN CHINESE HUMANITIES, expected to begin on July 1, 2013. We are particularly interested in scholars who combine strengths in film and/or media studies with interdisciplinary range. We would also welcome applicants whose research encompasses other areas of modern Chinese humanities, including cultural and literary studies, Sinophone studies, and thought. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in Chinese.


The successful candidate should demonstrate the capacity for excellence in teaching as well as research, and will be expected to teach a range of offerings related to Chinese humanities, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, the names and contact information of three references who will be asked to submit letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and a statement of current and future research plans. To ensure full consideration applications should be submitted online by October 12, 2012 at: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu.

Harvard is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.

If you encounter technical difficulties with or have questions about the application process, please contact us atchaireal@fas.harvard.edu.

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The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Macalester College announces an opening for a tenure-track position in Chinese, rank open, beginning Fall, 2013. Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the time of application in the field of Chinese literature, linguistics, or related subjects, possess native or near-native proficiency in Chinese, and demonstrate ability and commitment to teach all levels of language. Scholarly promise, college teaching experience, an interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of Chinese culture, and knowledge of current pedagogical methodologies are desirable. The teaching responsibilities will involve both language and literature or culture courses.

We seek applicants who can contribute to the broader intellectual life of the College, which may include involvement in such activities as cross-listing courses with other departments, first year courses or faculty seminars. Successful applicants may also contribute to the advancement of one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary programs.

Send letter of application, CV, a brief statement of philosophy on teaching at a liberal arts college, sample syllabi of language and culture courses, and three letters of reference to www.academicjobsonline.org <http://www.academicjobsonline.org>/ajo/jobs/1679. Questions regarding the application should be directed to Katie Scott at scottc@macalester.edu. Applications received before or on October 1, 2012 will receive primary consideration.

Macalester College is a selective, private liberal arts college in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area, whose vital and diverse urban communities offer multiple opportunities for faculty and student engagement. The College enrolls over 1800 students from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and almost 80 countries. As an Equal Opportunity employer supportive of affirmative efforts to achieve a diverse workforce, the College strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups. We are especially interested in applicants dedicated to excellence in both teaching and research in a liberal arts setting, committed to working with students of diverse backgrounds. All faculty at Macalester are expected to help sustain the College’s distinctive mission of educational excellence with a special emphasis on internationalism, multiculturalism, and service to society.

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The Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages at the University of Connecticut

Job Posting Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in Chinese 20th Century Literary Studies, Cultural Studies or Applied Linguistics.

Job Summary: The Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages at the University of Connecticut invites applications for two (2) new positions in Mandarin Chinese Literature, Language and Culture beginning Fall 2013. One position is at the rank of Assistant Professor. The other position is open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor).

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: PhD in hand by May 20, 2013; native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English; strong commitment to research and scholarly publications; evidence of teaching excellence, experience teaching Chinese at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications: a. film and media studies and Chinese film culture; b. gender studies/politics; c. digital humanities; d. applied linguistics; e. Language Across the Curriculum; f. experience teaching at the American university/college level.

Appointment Terms: Both are full-time, nine-month positions, with rank and salary commensurate with qualifications. The Assistant Professor position is tenure-track. The open rank position is tenure-track or eligible for tenure at hire.

These positions are at the main campus in Storrs but incumbents may work at the campuses located at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and/or any other University location.

To Apply: Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of successful teaching, and an article-length writing sample via Husky Hire by November 15, 2010. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Rosa Helena Chinchilla, Head, Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages, University of Connecticut, 337 Mansfield Rd, Storrs, CT 06269-1057.

If you have questions or need further information you may contact Dr Rosa Helena Chinchilla via email at rosa.chinchilla@uconn.edu. The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Members of populations traditionally under-represented in US institutions of higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

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The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Virginia seeks to recruit the inaugural holder of the David Dean Chair in Asian Studies. The Chair is named in honor of David Dean, a distinguished career foreign service officer and former Chairman of the American Institute in Taiwan.

The search committee invites applications from senior scholars whose research and teaching focus on the society, history, arts, literature, or culture of China in any period. Candidates must have a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching. A Ph.D. is required. The candidate should hold the rank of Full Professor at the time of appointment, although applicants at the rank of Associate Professor with exceptional records of scholarship and teaching will be considered.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu <https://jobs.virginia.edu/>) and electronically submit the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three distinguished scholars who can provide references. Applicants should include in their cover letter a personal statement summarizing research agenda, commitment to teaching, and leadership efforts in the field of East Asian studies. Search on posting 0610575.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process for Jobs@UVa should be directed to: Maggie vanEkeren, mvb3q@virginia.edu , 434-982-2265

For additional information, contact: John R. Shepherd, Search Committee Chair, jrs4c@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Virginia, a Title VI National Resource Center for East Asia, is committed to building a strong program in East Asian Studies. To learn more, visit the websites of the East Asia Center (http://www.virginia.edu/eastasia/ ) and the Asia Institute ( http://artsandsciences.virginia.edu/asiainstitute/ )

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