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August 26, 2008

Pennsylvania State University-University Park, PA

Assistant or Associate Professor
Comparative Literature and Chinese

Salary: Tenure-track Or Tenured according to qualifications)

Starting Date: August 2009 preferred

Deadline Date: November 15, 2008, although applications will be considered until the search is concluded.

Penn State is seeking candidates for a new Assistant or Associate Professor positon in Comparative Literature and Chinese (tenure-track for tenured according to qualifications). Home department Comparative Literature; joint appointment with Asian Studies.

We are interested in candidates who will demonstrate abilities to expand our major in Chinese, participate in the undergraduate and graduate programs in Comparative Literature, and participate in the new dual-degree Comparative Literature/Asian Studies PhD program.

Teaching responsibilities will include modern Chinese language at all levels, as well as introductory and advanced courses on literature and culture. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to: modern and/or contemporary Chinese-language literature,; film and new media studies; East-West, intra-Asian, or global comparisons, including Sinophone literature and/or film; postcolonial studies, gender studies, or queer theory.

Native or near-native ability in Chinese and appropriate teaching experience required.

Relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise required.

Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Chinese, or related field required.

Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2008, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded.

Send letter, CV, and names of three references to :
Eric Hayot, Comparative Literature
427 Burrowes Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 15802-6203, USA

Applications and nominations may also be sent by email to
cqb2@psu.edu or by FAX to: 814 863 8882.

Visit our Web sites at
http://complit.la.psu.edu and
http://asian.la.psu.edu.

Penn State is committed to Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

Posted by moyera at August 26, 2008 02:57 PM