Assistant Professor of Chinese and Sinophone Literatures
School of Arts and Sciences - East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: Sep 12, 2021
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern Chinese and Sinophone literatures (broadly defined) to begin July 1, 2022.
The successful candidate should have a doctoral degree in hand by the time of the appointment. Modern is defined as roughly 1700 to the present. We welcome candidates who work with fields in mainland China (including minority literatures), Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the broader Sinophone world. Applicants should possess a record of promising, innovative scholarship, and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. Interest in collaboration with authors and/or critics, and in interaction with Penn's Chinese language program is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introduction to Chinese civilization course on rotation, as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization.
Review of applications will begin on November 23, 2021. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a teaching statement, one article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference through http://apply.interfolio.com/94117; we will request additional teaching materials and writing sample(s) from candidates who advance in the search process.
The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. We are strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence, and to creating a more diverse and inclusive faculty (for more information: https://almanac.upenn.edu/archive/volumes/v58/n02/diversityplan.html).
To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/94117
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