Academic Openings: Penn State, Reed, Montclair, CUHK

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese
Penn State

The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an Assistant
Professor position (tenure-track) in Comparative Literature and Chinese.
Home department Comparative Literature; joint appointment with Asian
Studies. Areas of specialization are open and may include, but are not
limited to, comparative approaches to any field in Chinese literature,
premodern or modern; film and new media studies; comparative novel or
comparative poetics; East-West, intra-Asian or global literary
comparisons, including Sinophone studies; postcolonial studies, gender
studies, or queer theory. Quality and originality of comparative research
are more important than field. Teaching responsibilities include
introductory, advanced, and graduate courses on literature and culture in
both Comparative Literature and Chinese; 2/2 load. Starting date: August
2013 preferred. Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Chinese, or related
field required. Native or near-native ability in Chinese and appropriate
teaching experience required. Relevant research achievements or evidence
of relevant research promise required.

Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2012, although all
applications will be considered until the search is concluded. To apply
send letter of application, CV, and names of three references
electronically to the following website:

Electronic submission is strongly preferred, but applications or
nominations can also be sent to

Eric Hayot
Chair, Comp Lit/Chinese Search Committee
c/o Bonnie Rossman
Box M
Department of Comparative Literature
429 Burrowes Building,
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802-6204

Or by FAX to Bonnie Rossman at (814) 863-8882. Visit our websites


Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in
accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to
affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workplace.



Reed College seeks applications for a two-year visiting position in
Chinese Religion for the 2013-15 academic years, to commence August 2013.
Appointments are normally made at the assistant professor level.

We seek outstanding, critically self-reflective candidates, and we
look for experience in teaching as well as the ability to advise student
research projects on a wide range of topics in religious studies.

Reed College is a selective liberal arts institution with a commitment
to high standards of scholarship and teaching excellence in a seminar
setting. The appointee will be expected to teach the equivalent of five
one-semester courses over the academic year, and this will include
teaching in the team-taught yearlong Chinese humanities program devoted
to the Han and Song dynasties. The position also involves supervising
yearlong senior thesis projects.

While a PhD is preferred, candidates who are ABD in Religion will also
be considered for appointment. The Religion Department is using
Interfolio to collect faculty job applications electronically. Through
Interfolio, please submit a cover letter, CV and three letters of
recommendation. For more information and application instructions, see Because Reed College is a
community that values cultural and intellectual diversity as essential
to the excellence of our academic program, we also encourage candidates
to convey in their cover letter or other application materials how their
specific contributions to campus diversity might support the commitment
to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity
statement ( Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled, but they should be received by 1
December 2012 to guarantee full consideration. For further information
about this position, please contact K.E. Brashier (


START DATE Sept. 2013
TITLE/RANK Assistant Professor of Chinese
DEPARTMENT Modern Languages and Literatures

Entry level, full-time tenure track position in Chinese (Mandarin).
Preference will be given to applicants with broad range of interests.
Native or near-native fluency. Responsibilities include teaching all
levels of undergraduate language, literature, and culture courses; student
advisement; committee work; and program building (the creation of courses
appropriate to a major in Chinese with concentrations in language, culture
and teaching). Research is expected.

Ph.D. in Chinese. Demonstrated excellence in research, teaching, and
scholarship required. Evidence of capacity for program development and
leadership required.

(include V number)
Dr. Lois Oppenheim, Chair
Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures (V-F14)
Montclair State University
Conrad Schmitt Hall 222B
Montclair, New Jersey 07043

Screening begins immediately and will continue until the position is



Post-doctoral Fellow in Gender and Sexuality in Late Imperial Chinese
Literature (Ref 201200933)

The School of Chinese at the University of Hong Kong, is currently seeking
applications for the 28th Round Post-doctoral Fellow Scheme in the field
of “Gender and Sexuality in Late Imperial Chinese Literature.” Appointment
will be made for a period of 2 to 3 years on or before July 31, 2013.
Applicants must have earned their doctoral degree no earlier than January
2008 and no later than June 2013. The PDF appointee is expected to devote
full-time to research on the issues of gender and sexuality in late
imperial Chinese literature (primarily in drama and/or fiction). We are
seeking a scholar who has a recent PhD in a relevant field, with an
excellent research record, as well as proficiency in literary Chinese,
modern Chinese and English. The School of Chinese would encourage
applicants to submit a one page research plan.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience will be offered. Annual leave and medical benefits will also be
available. For further details and application procedures, please visit
the University Human Resources website at

All application materials are due by October 20, 2012. For inquiries,
please email for questions relating to application
procedures, or phone the program supervisor Dr Cuncun Wu at 852-39174606
( in relation to research matters.

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