Assistant Professor in Chinese Humanities
The Department of East Asian Studies, McGill University, seeks to fill a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Chinese Humanities to begin in August 2023. The position is open to any period with strong preference for the premodern and early modern eras. We seek applicants whose work stands outside the dominant framework of China as a nation-state, and who think across regions as an organizing principle for knowledge production. Desirable areas of specialization include literature, culture, gender, media, and inter-Asia studies. Candidates should be prepared to teach general courses offered in the Department as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization and be an active contributor to the development of the programs. We especially encourage applicants with interdisciplinary interests who engage with critical theories and methodologies in their research. In sum, we seek a colleague whose teaching, research, and commitment to service will contribute diverse perspectives and experiences to departmental and university initiatives. Ph.D. is expected at the time of appointment. Teaching experience preferred.
The review of applications will commence on October 23, 2022. Complete applications, including a cover letter describing the candidate's interest in the position, a statement of their research programme, teaching philosophy/methods, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (an article or a book/dissertation chapter), and the names and email addresses of three referees must be submitted online. Confidential letters of reference will be required for the applicants who make it through the first screening. Applicants must refer to the McGill Career site at (https://mcgill.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/mcgill_careers/job/Assistant-Professor--Department-of-East-Asian-Studies-_JR0000031238), and in the search field submit JR0000031238 Assistant Professor (Department of East Asian Studies). For technical guidance, as well as additional instructions on how to submit an application, please refer to the following web-link: https://www.mcgill.ca/hr/files/hr/apply_at_mcgill_university_-_guide_for_external_candidates_en_4.pdf
Further inquiries should be addressed to Professor Grace Fong, Recruitment Committee Chair, Department of East Asian Studies, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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