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VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MODERN CHINESE LIT

Requisition # 71706

Position Basics


Type of PositionOTHER
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Tuesday, September 26th, 2017
College:College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department:Asian & Slavic Languages & Literature

Salary


Salary:Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Iowa seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in modern Chinese literature and culture from January 2018 spring to June 2019 (1.5 academic years). However, applications to start the appointment in August 2018 will also be considered.



The successful candidate will teach courses in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture, including a general education course entitled Asian Humanities: China (in both semesters), as well as self-designed courses in cinema and Chinese popular culture. The normal teaching load, contingent upon enrollments, is six courses per year (a minimum of 18 s.h.). The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty in programmatic activities, including potential interactions with international writers working in Chinese through the university’s International Writing Program (IWP).



Required qualifications:




  • Ph.D. with specialization in ¬†modern Chinese literature and culture, which must be in hand by the time of appointment.

  • Native or near native fluency in English and Chinese.



Desired qualifications:




  • Secondary research interests in Chinese cinema

  • Teaching experience, preferably in the subject area of Chinese literature and culture



Application materials should be sent to jobs.uiowa.edu, and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin November 1 until the position is filled, with interviews conducted by telephone or teleconference.



The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division, and Department reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

Education Requirement:

  • Ph.D. with specialization in modern Chinese literature and culture, which must be in hand by the time of appointment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Native or near native fluency in English and Chinese.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Secondary research interests in Chinese cinema

  • Teaching experience, preferably in the subject area of Chinese literature and culture


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
Writing Sample
 Number of References:  3
 Letters of Recommendation are required as part of the application process. Upon submission, references selected will be notified by e-mail with directions on how to electronically submit letters to the University of Iowa.   

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Contact Information


Contact:Rebecca L Tritten - dwllc-searches@uiowa.edu
Clas-Wrld Lng, Lit, & Cultures
PHILLIPS HALL
16 CLINTON ST N
111-C PH
IOWA CITY, IA 52242
Phone: 319-335-2235
Department URL: https://clas.uiowa.edu/dwllc/asll



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