Vacant Position: University Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture

Cambridge, UK
Deadline: 15th Jan 2016

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture in the Department of East Asian Studies, to begin on 1 October 2016. This appointment is tenure-track, subject to an initial probationary period.

The lecturer will be required to deliver lectures, hold classes and give seminars in modern and contemporary China at all levels, and to supervise graduate and undergraduate dissertations. Preference will be given to candidates whose work has a primary focus on contemporary China in the fields of literature, film, the arts and visual culture. Applicants should have an excellent publication record and, preferably, experience in teaching in higher education. Candidates should be able and willing to teach on survey courses that straddle pre-modern, modern and contemporary China. The appointee is to have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. The ability to read and speak Chinese is essential as is native or near-native fluency in English.

Candidates are asked to submit a covering letter together with a statement of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae and a publications list, along with the details of two referees, using the University’s online application system.

Further details are available on the Faculty website:

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the ‘Apply’ button below. This will route you to the University’s Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Roel Sterckx:

The closing date for applications is 15 January 2016 and it is anticipated that interviews will be held in late February/early March.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Mrs Nadya Mullen by email on

Please quote reference GX07477 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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