Jobs and Fellowships

Vacant Positions (PhD and Postdoc), Project “Religious Text Production and Identity Formation in China, 17th to 21st Centuries”

Leipzig & Paris
Deadline: 20th Mar 2023
Starting 1st Jul 2023

The project “Religious Text Production and Identity Formation in China, 17th to 21st Centuries” has been funded by the DFG and ANR (German and French research agencies), in a scheme for bilateral cooperation for the period July 2023-June 2026. The two PIs are Prof. Philip Clart (Leipzig U) and Vincent Goossaert (EPHE, PSL).
The project is now welcoming applications for two positions for the duration of the project: one doctoral student, based in Leipzig, and one postdoctoral researcher, based in Paris. The two positions are independent, but will work in coordination with each other.

Brief project outline

This project is based on the massive production of religious texts in the modern (1600-1900) and contemporary (post-1900) Chinese world, which is now largely available but unexplored. Tens of thousands of religious books printed in late imperial and modern China have become available over the last twenty years through voluminous collections of reprints, as well as through libraries around the globe digitizing their collections, but they have so far have been employed as primary sources by scholars to a limited extent only.… Read more ⤻

Vacant Position: Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese studies

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Review begins 7th Nov 2022

The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese studies to start July 1, 2023. Candidates should have completed Ph.D. in Chinese studies or related field and should possess native or near-native fluency in English and Mandarin. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; conducting research on transcultural Chinese studies, Chinese thought/philosophy, or Chinese new materialist studies; and service work such as participating in the continued development of the Department’s program in Chinese studies. Qualified applicants should apply online at Applications should include a letter detailing research and teaching interests, CV, sample syllabi (if available), writing sample, and a list with names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references who may be asked for letters of recommendation. The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies seeks to foster a climate where diversity is valued in all its forms.… Read more ⤻