15 October 2008

JOB - Comparative Literature and Asian Studies: Modern/contemporary Chinese (Penn State U, USA)

Comparative Literature and Asian Studies: Modern/contemporary Chinese

Penn State is seeking candidates for a new Assistant or Associate Professor position in Comparative Literature and Chinese (tenure-track or tenured according to qualifications). Home department Comparative Literature; joint appointment with Asian Studies.

We are interested in candidates who will demonstrate abilities to expand our major in Chinese, participate in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Comparative Literature, and contribute to the new dual-degree Comparative Literature / Asian Studies PhD program. Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses on literature and culture, as well as modern Chinese language at upper levels. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: modern and/or contemporary Chinese-language literature; film and new media studies; East-West, intra-Asian, or global comparisons, including Sinophone literature and/or film; postcolonial studies, gender studies, or queer theory. Native or near-native ability in Chinese and appropriate teaching experience required. Relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise required.

Starting date: August 2009 preferred

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Chinese, or related field required. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2008, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded. Send letter, CV, and names of three references; electronic submission to Cindy Bierly at is strongly preferred. Visit our Web sites at http://complit.la.psu.edu and http://asian.la.psu.edu.

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