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U Michigan Seeks Chinese Humanities Professor

The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese Humanities from late imperial to the present.

This is an open-rank search, and the appointment will begin September 1, 2013. Applicants from a variety of fields in Chinese Humanities will be considered, including literary, film, visual, and cultural studies.

All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in Chinese. Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses in Chinese Humanities, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in area studies initiatives within a larger university community that encourages interdisciplinary efforts.

The Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities is essential. Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, evidence of teaching excellence (if available), and a statement of current and future research plans. Junior candidates may submit a placement dossier with representative publications or writing samples and at least three letters of recommendation. Senior candidates should include the names of suggested reviewers. Application materials, except letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically. Please submit your materials as email attachments to The subject of your email must appear as follows: “Last name, First name”. For example: Doe, Jane.

Letters of recommendation should be emailed as PDF files to

To be assured consideration, applications must be received by September 5, 2012. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. All applications will be acknowledged.


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