Vacant position: Assistant Professor in Chinese Literature (Tang and/or Song periods)

University of California, USA
Deadline: 5th Nov 2012

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Chinese literature, preferably with a period specialization in the Tang and/or Song period(s). Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment. The ideal candidate will have relevant research and language skills, including a command of modern and classical Chinese, in addition to competence in

critical or literary theory. Desirable secondary research areas include visual arts/aesthetics, political or intellectual history, philosophy, material culture, or historical anthropology. Applicants should display a strong commitment to interdisciplinary and inter/transcultural approaches to research and teaching, and be prepared to contribute to a growing graduate program with Ph.D. and M.A. students. The position will involve teaching graduate seminars, advanced undergraduate courses using Chinese sources, literature in translation, introductory cultural history, and courses in Classical Chinese language. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to the Chair of the Search Committee at: chineseliterature@eastasian.ucsb.eduApplications received by November 5, 2012 will receive full review. Women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Further information about the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies may be found at department is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Inquiries about the position may be directed to Professor Michael Berry at berry?at?

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