Academic Openings: Cornell, St. Mary’s College, Oregon, UC San Diego, Wooster

CORNELL UNIVERSITY

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University announces a tenure-track assistant professor position for a scholar and teacher of modern Chinese literature
specializing in any area of 20th – 21st century literary production,
including film and media, and able to teach a general education
“Introduction to China” class as well as more advanced undergraduate
courses and graduate seminars. Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2013, and
publishing record or strong potential for publishing are important. Submit
by November 5, 2012, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing
sample, statement of teaching experience, and three letters of
recommendation electronically at

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1825.

For further information contact: asianstudiesjobs@cornell.edu

ST. MARY’S COLLEGE OF MARYLAND

Tenure Track Position in Chinese/Asian Studies at St. Mary’s College of
Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland at Historic St. Mary’s City is accepting
applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of
Chinese/Asian Studies with primary specialization in modern Chinese
Literature or Cultural Studies starting in fall 2013. Ph.D. in hand is
strongly preferred. Ability and commitment to teach all levels of Chinese
and courses in English in one’s field, near native fluency in both Chinese
and English, and US college teaching experience are required.

Candidate must be interested in working in a multi-language department with a cultural studies orientation and in actively participating in the growing Asian Studies Cross-Disciplinary program. Experience and interesti n study abroad programs is highly desirable. A commitment to continued professional activities, an interest in mentoring student projects, and adesire to participate in departmental and all-college activities areexpected. An interest in attracting and retaining students from underrepresented groups is desirable.

To apply, please submit a letter of application, CV, three reference
letters, and statement of teaching philosophy to Laine Doggett, Chair,
Chinese/Asian Studies Search Committee, Department of International
Languages and Cultures, St. Mary’s College of MD, 18952 E. Fisher Rd., St.
Mary’s City, MD 20686 or ledoggett@smcm.edu.

To be considered for an MLA interview, applications must be received by
November 9, 2012. Please indicate availability for an MLA interview in
Boston, January 4-5, 2013.

Non-sectarian since its founding, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, a public
Carnegie Baccalaureate, Arts and Sciences institution located in Historic
St. Mary’s City, 70 miles southeast of Washington, D.C., has been
designated as Maryland’s public honors college. With highly selective
admissions policies, academically talented students, and a rigorous
curriculum, we offer a small college experience similar to that found at
exceptional private colleges. St. Mary’s faculty benefit from a
comprehensive program of support for scholarship, research, travel, and
curriculum development, including course releases for pre-tenure faculty
and leaves for tenured faculty. The quality of life is enhanced by the
recreational opportunities of the Chesapeake region and by our proximity
to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. St. Mary’s College of Maryland is an affirmative
action/equal opportunity employer.

Visit our website:

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UNIVERSITY OF OREGON

East Asian Languages & Literatures, University of Oregon
Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese
Position Announcement

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University
of Oregon is conducting a search in modern/contemporary Chinese literature
at the Visiting Assistant Professor level for Winter and Spring terms,
2013 (December 16, 2012 ­ June 15, 2013). The position is full time (100%
fte) at the rank of assistant professor. Salary will be commensurate with
experience.

We seek a high quality candidate prepared to teach a mix of undergraduate
survey courses in modern/contemporary Chinese literature and film and
graduate seminars in the candidate’s area of research (two courses per
quarter). Graduate student advising and mentoring is expected.

Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in Chinese language,
literature or culture, native or near native fluency in Mandarin and
English, a strong commitment to excellence in scholarship, and dedication
to undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful candidate will have
the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from a
variety of diverse backgrounds.

Located 110 miles south of Portland, the University of Oregon has an
enrollment of 20,000. The Eugene metro area (pop. 215,000) is in a region
noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural
environment. We are about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the
Cascade Mountains. The University is an AAU research institution and a
member of the Pac-12 conference.

For information on East Asian Languages and Literatures at the U of O,
please see http://www.uoregon.edu/~eall/. Queries may be sent to
maram@uoregon.edu.

Applications should include an application letter, a CV, a writing sample,
and three letters of recommendation. All materials should be submitted
online athttps://AcademicJobsOnline.org/ajo/jobs/1920. Review of
applications will begin November 1, 2012 and continue until filled.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act.

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO

The University of California at San Diego, committed to academic
excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, is
pleased to announce the search for a Professor specializing in the study
of modern China. The successful candidate will hold the University’s
Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies, along with a
tenured appointment in the Department of History. We seek candidates at
the Full Professor level, but will also consider advanced Associate
Professors. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013.

Successful candidates will demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments
in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to
play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving
excellence and diversity. Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will
be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of
1986). For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please
visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program website
http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/offices/partneropp/.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University
of California pay scales.

Closing date: Review of applications will begin 11/15/2012, and continue
until the position is filled.

To Apply: Applications, including curriculum vitae, and teaching
evaluations will be accepted electronically at
https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply. Three letters of recommendation
should be uploaded electronically by letter-writer. Applicants should
include in their cover letter a personal statement summarizing research
agenda, teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and a
separate personal statement summarizing their experience and leadership
contributions in the arena of equity and diversity (see
http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further
information). For additional information, applicants may also contact
either Prof. Paul G. Pickowicz, Search Committee Chair, @bikewei@ucsd.edu
or Pamela Radcliff, Department Chair, Department of History, UC San Diego
@ pradcliff@ucsd.edu.

Please apply to the following position:

History Professor (10-467) Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in
Chinese Studies

AA-EOE: UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a
strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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THE COLLEGE OF WOOSTER

Assistant Professor, East Asian History: The Department of History at The
College of Wooster invites applications for a tenure-track position in
East Asian History beginning August 2013. The successful candidate will
teach survey courses in Chinese and Japanese History, as well as
introductory courses in history and upper-level courses in his/her area of
specialization. We welcome applications in all areas of East Asian
History. Sub-fields might include intellectual history, history of
science, environmental history, comparative history, global history, or
other sub-fields that complement our existing offerings. The successful
candidate will also supervise undergraduate research in the College’s
required Independent Study Program and participate in the College’s
interdisciplinary programs, including Chinese Studies, East Asian Studies
and First-Year Seminars in Critical Inquiry. Ph.D. expected by August
2013.

Please submit a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts and three
confidential letters of recommendation to Gregory Shaya, Chair, Department
of History. Additional evidence of research and teaching interests is
also welcome (e.g., prospectuses, articles, chapters, syllabi, course
descriptions, statement of teaching philosophy). Electronic submission
(in pdf format) is required. Application materials and inquiries should
be sent to Natalie McCoy, Administrative Coordinator for the Department of
History at nmccoy@wooster.edu. Deadline for all application materials is
November 15, 2012.

The College of Wooster is an independent college of the liberal arts and
sciences with a commitment to excellence in undergraduate education. The
College values diversity, strives to attract qualified women and minority
candidates, and encourages individuals belonging to these groups to apply.
Wooster seeks to ensure diversity by its policy of employing persons
without regard to age, sex, color, race, creed, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and
expression, or political affiliation. The College of Wooster is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Employment is subject to federal
laws requiring verification of identity and legal right to work in the
United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
Drug-free workplace.