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Teaching positions announced at Yale, South Carolina, UC Davis

We’ve recently come across a number of announcements for university teaching positions in Chinese literature. As we have strong ties with the Chinese Studies academic community, we would like to share these opportunities with readers who may be interested:

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at Yale University announces a search to make a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor in the field of Chinese literature, to begin July 1, 2012. The appointee will teach undergraduate and graduate courses; the field and period of specialization are open, but we have particular interest in scholars working in the following fields: early China, fiction, theater, or modern literature and/or film. Candidates should have completed a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a sample chapter or scholarly paper (30 pp. maximum) and three letters of recommendation to Chinese Literature Search, EALL, Yale University, Box 208236, New Haven, CT 06520-8236, fax (203) 432-6729. The review of applications will begin December 1, 2011.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities.


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at University of California at Davis invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese literature of the Ming-Qing era (1368-1911) at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to scholars of the Ming-Qing period, but outstanding candidates of other pre-modern periods will also be considered. The successful candidate should have native or near-native proficiency in Chinese and English, and a strong commitment to excellence in research, teaching, and service. Applicant must have Ph.D. in hand by the first day of class. The successful candidate will teach courses in Chinese literature in translation and in Chinese, and work productively with colleagues in Japanese, Comparative Literature, East Asian Studies, History, etc. Desirable qualifications include: ability to teach a variety of courses on traditional literature and classical Chinese language; ability to contribute to the planning of a new Ph.D. Program in Chinese and World Literatures, and interest in working productively with interdisciplinary and interdepartmental programs in the Division of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. Screening to begin November 10, 2011. Position open until filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a short writing sample, teaching evaluations (if available), and three confidential references (including their email addresses) at The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

For questions, please e-mail Xiaomei Chen at


UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA Chinese Language and Literature Assistant Professor The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures ( ) at the University of South Carolina announces a tenure-track assistant professor position in the field of Chinese Language and Literature. Primary fields of expertise may be in Chinese literature before 1949, applied Chinese linguistics, or Chinese pedagogy; secondary field open but could include Japanese, Russian, or history of the Chinese Language. Experience teaching Chinese language is a must. Teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester, with the possibility of teaching in our nationally-ranked Comparative Literature programs. Applicants with expertise in both literature and linguistics/pedagogy will be given special consideration. A Ph.D. in Chinese or Comparative Literature is required, in hand, by August 2012. Applicants should submit a letter of application, current CV, and three letters of recommendation to:

Recruitment Coordinator Chinese Language & Literature USC Dept. of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 1620 College St. RM 917 Columbia, SC 29208

For full consideration by the search committee, applications should be received no later than November 1, 2011. The Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is proud to be home to the tenth ranked public PhD in Comparative Literature in the nation (NRC 2010) and to a new PhD in Spanish. We are also home to internationally known scholars in language acquisition, children’s literature, Chinese, Classics, French, German, Russian, and Arabic. The department provides instruction in 14 languages and offers undergraduate majors in 6 different programs, teacher certification in 4 language programs, and Master’s degrees in Comparative Literature, French, German, and Spanish. It also works as an active partner with the PhD in Linguistics. Languages, Literatures, and Cultures is a campus leader in the study and use of instructional technology, and the home of innovative programs that move learning beyond the traditional classroom.

The University of South Carolina has been designated as one of only 73 public and 35 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Carnegie Foundation also lists USC as having strong community engagement. The University has over 28,000 students on the main campus (and over 43,000 students system-wide), 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system. Columbia, the capital of South Carolina, has a population of over 650,000 in the greater metropolitan area. The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.


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