Tenure-Track Assistant Professor position in Classical Chinese Literature and Culture at UW-Madison

The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures seeks applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Classical Chinese Literature and Culture who have a dedicated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and professional and university service. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level along with expertise in the study of pre-1400 Chinese literature and culture or related fields. The ability to teach large-enrollment, thematically broad undergraduate classes connecting past and present is desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate experience with fostering or the ability to foster an inclusive and equity-centered teaching, learning, departmental, and research environment where all can thrive.A Ph.D. in East Asian Studies or related field with a specialization in Classical Chinese literature and culture. Degree should be in hand by the start of the appointment.


Candidates will be expected to conduct significant scholarly research leading to publication at the national and international levels. The successful candidate will engage in the intellectual life of the department through the teaching of undergraduate and graduate level courses, with a general teaching load of 2/2. Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students is expected. Professional and university service is required as appropriate for the career stage. The successful candidate, as a member of the College of Letters & Science, will proactively contribute to, support, and advance the college’s commitment to diversity among all aspects of teaching, research, and service.


Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals. The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world. For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Applications must be submitted online at "Jobs at UW" (http://jobs.wisc.edu) under job number 288152. Candidates will be requested to submit a single PDF document consisting of letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and writing sample (dissertation chapter, journal article, or book chapter). Candidates will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to provide a letter of recommendation. Please note that applicants will be evaluated based upon submitted application materials and therefore should speak to and include evidence of their qualifications.

Please contact the search committee chair, Rania Huntington (huntington@wisc.edu), with any questions.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 PM, November 17, 2023. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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