Job: Arizona, Chinese Studies

University of Arizona, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies

The Department of East Asian Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment, August 2018.

We seek applicants with a specialization in the ancient period. Applicants should have solid training in early Chinese texts, thought, and language, as well as an active research agenda with the potential to attract outside funding. Areas of expertise may include early Chinese literary thought and textual traditions, paleography, etc. We are particularly interested in scholars with innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to unearthed documents, early/Classical literary theory, and pre-Buddhist thought.

Teaching responsibility will be four courses per year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in areas covering Daoism, Confucianism, and the area of specialization; and a lower-division Chinese Civilization course.

Successful candidates will have an ability to emphasize the relevance of early Chinese culture across fields and to contemporary China. They will also show aptitude for engaging and dynamic teaching methods, such as experiential education and digital platforms. Outreach is an important aspect of the College of Humanities’ mission, and it is expected that the successful applicant will be engaged in this enterprise, either through public lectures, community engagement, or study abroad. This is a benefits-eligible position and the appointment starts in August 2018.

For further information, including information on how to apply, see

Review of applications begins on October 31, 2017.

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