Associate Teaching Professor in Inter-Asia and Transpacific Studies - China Focus

The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego ( is committed to excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks candidates for an Associate Teaching Professor in Inter-Asia and Transpacific Studies - China Focus. The candidate must have a PhD degree in literature, film, cultural studies, or related field by the time of the appointment. More specifically, we seek a colleague whose innovative teaching and research examine modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film, and culture in the context of trans-Asian/Pacific/American context. Preference will be given to a candidate who has a proven record or a promising potential of teaching a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses focused on China via multilingual, comparative, interdisciplinary, and crossmedia approaches. Another preference is an experienced teacher familiar with challenges of offering large-enrollment courses to non-major students.

Ideal candidates should have an excellent record of outstanding teaching, innovative research, and dedicated service, as well as demonstrable interest in working within a world literature department with strengths in critical theory, social justice, and cultural, ethnic, and gender studies, where faculty members work in multiple languages, geographies, and historical periods. The candidates are also expected to enhance a campus-wide cluster of excellence in Transpacific Asian Studies and collaborate with Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Transnational Korean Studies, History, and Global Policy and Strategy (GPS).

Preferred candidates should contribute or demonstrate promise in contributions to advancing equity and diversity, such as leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse educational, scholarly, and artistic environment and programs that foster inclusion and access for historically underrepresented groups.

The official designation for Associate Teaching Professor in the UC system is LSOE (Lecturer with Security of Employment, i.e., tenure-equivalent). Salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC pay scale. Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled “Authorization to Release Form” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

Initial Review Date: December 1, 2020 (reviews start) until position is filled
Literature (JPF02571)

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Applicants should include a personal statement summarizing their contributions to diversity and leadership. Contribution to diversity statements could include an attention to diverse learning needs, engaging learning fields of diverse communities, pedagogical methods that address learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, an awareness of inequities in education and research, a track record of specific activities that address and mitigate inequities, follow-up of positive impact on under-represented students, and a specific plan of activities and follow-up at UCSD.

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