Associate/Assistant Professor, Modern Chinese Literature and Culture

Associate/Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture — Position Description

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the associate (tenured) or assistant (tenure track) level in modern Chinese literature and culture. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media from the modern to contemporary periods. The candidate will join three currently tenured faculty members in late imperial Chinese literature, modern Japanese literature, and contemporary Hindi literature respectively, and fourteen continuing lecturer faculty in the Chinese-, Hindi-, Japanese-, and Korean-languages in the newly-formed (Fall 2013) Department of Asian Languages and Cultures.

As a new member of a growing department, the candidate should bring excellence in research and teaching, as well as enthusiasm and creativity in developing undergraduate curricula, establishing departmental governance, and, at a future date, planning a competitive graduate program.

This search is proceeding in tandem with a search for a tenure-line position in Japanese literature at the rank of assistant professor. The department plans future searches in the fields of Korean and South Asian literature, film/media, and performance/cultural studies.

More information on the current searches and the Department of Asian Literatures and Cultures can be found on our job openings page.

For full consideration applications must have been received by October 15, 2013. The position is open until filled. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., a substantial writing sample (e.g., a dissertation or book chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately). All materials must be submitted electronically through the online application form.