Associate/Full Professor in Chinese (Tempe, AZ)

Associate/Full Professor in Chinese
Arizona State University
School of International Letters and Cultures

The East Asian program in the School of International Letters and Cultures at Arizona State University is seeking a full-time, 9-month faculty member at the rank of Associate or Full Professor tenured in Chinese literature and culture, field and time period of research open. The successful candidate will contribute to curriculum development in Chinese language, literature, and culture; teach two courses per semester at the undergraduate and graduate level on the Tempe campus; supervise honors, masters and doctoral students; conduct research and publish in top-tier journals and presses; participate in professional and university service. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing Arizona State University is a leading major public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. The Chinese program hosts a NSEP Chinese Flagship immersion program and has a thriving and strong graduate program. SILC’s programs are increasing in size and excellence at a robust rate, and we seek a candidate who excels in both research and teaching to help advance the School’s programs to national prominence. Applicants at advanced Associate or Full Professor level are encouraged to apply. Anticipated start date is August 2020. For further information on the hire, contact

Required qualifications:
•An earned doctorate in Chinese literature and culture, or a closely related field
•Deep knowledge of Chinese literature and culture, based on a solid control of sources as demonstrated through close
reading of written or visual text
•Knowledge of current theoretical paradigms and research methodologies of the field
•Commitment to interdisciplinary research
•Quality record of published original and innovative research
•Ability to use basic instructional technology (Canvas, Box, etc.)
•Ability to teach content courses in Chinese

Desired Qualifications:
•Knowledge of either a second Asian or European language
•Background in translation, translation studies, environmental humanities, or science studies
•Ability to contribute to SILC-wide courses on literary and cultural theory
•A commitment to cultivating and supporting a diverse faculty and student population

To apply, submit the following electronically to 1) a current curriculum vitae; 2) a letter addressed to Stephen H. West, Search Committee Chair, outlining research program, teaching philosophy, and how the applicant’s experiences fit the qualifications listed above; 3) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence; 4) 2-3 copies of syllabi of courses taught; 5) one example of research writing in English, no longer than 45 pages; and 6) the names, positions, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references who may be contacted directly by (Interfolio Faculty Search) or by the committee. Application deadline is October 24, 2019: if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until the search is closed. By policy, the successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by time of hire.
The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

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