Assistant Professor in Comparative literature and Chinese studies

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Job Description

The Department of Literatures and Languages of the World invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in comparative literature with a specialization in modern Chinese literature, language and culture.

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The appointed candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses (divided equally between the CETASE – Center of Asian Studies – and the Department of Literatures and Languages of the World, comparative literature section), supervise graduate students, be active in research, publishing, and the dissemination of knowledge, participate in departmental life and contribute to the activities of the University.


Ph.D. in comparative literature with a specialization in Chinese literature and culture, or Ph.D. in Chinese literature and culture with extensive knowledge of other literatures as well as literary and cultural theories.

Strong research record

Demonstrated ability to provide high quality university teaching

Knowledge of Chinese cinema or media is an advantage

Excellent knowledge of the Chinese language

An adequate knowledge of the French written and spoken language or a strong commitment to mastering the proficiency level required, in accordance with Université de Montréal’s Language Policy. An institutional learning support program is offered to all professors wishing to learn French or improve their communication skills.

How to submit your application

The application file should contain the following documents:

a cover letter

Application must include in the cover letter one of the following statements: "I am a citizen / permanent resident of Canada." of "I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada."

your curriculum vitae

recent publications or research papers

your teaching philosophy (maximum one page)

a presentation of your research program (maximum two pages)

We also need three letters of recommendation. These should be sent directly to:


Madame Amaryll Chanady, directrice

Département de littératures et de langues du monde

Faculté des arts et des sciences — Université de Montréal

Pavillon Lionel-Groulx, C-8088

C. P. 6128, succursale Centre-ville

Montréal (Québec) H3C 3J7

Téléphone : 514-343-7050

Email :

Web site:


Additional information about the position

Reference number

FAS 09-19/8

Application deadline

Until November 15, 2019 inclusively


Université de Montréal offers competitive salaries and a full range of benefits

Starting date

On or after June 1st, 2020

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