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[Washington University in St. Louis] Assistant Professor in East Asian Literature or Culture


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian literature or a closely related field to start in Fall 2023. Period and area of specialization are open, but we are especially interested in 1) candidates who work on Chinese literature or the Sinosphere with a transnational or global perspective, 2) candidates who work at the intersection of scientific (or pre-scientific) knowledge and the literary or artistic imagination and/or 3) scholars who are able to work across the conventional premodern/modern divide.

The successful candidate should be willing to contribute to any of the following programs: Film and Media Studies, Performing Arts, Comparative Literature, Women and Gender and Sexuality Studies, Religious Studies, Global Studies.  Candidates with expertise in digital humanities, medical humanities, and/or book history and print culture are also encouraged to apply.

A Ph.D. in East Asian Literature and Culture or a closely related field at the time of appointment and native or near-native fluency in both English and a major East Asian Language (Chinese, Japanese or Korean) are required. Duties will include teaching assigned courses at the graduate and undergraduate level (normally two per semester), maintaining an active research and publishing program, advising students, and departmental and university service.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and we seek to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn and thrive.

Applications must include:

  • a cover letter,
  • current CV,
  • syllabi for at least two proposed courses,
  • a research statement for the year of appointment (up to 1,500 words),
  • a writing sample (no longer than 30 pages), and
  • three letters of reference.

These materials and letters of reference should be uploaded to Interfolio (  

 Questions about the position may be addressed to Jamie Newhard and Zhao Ma, search committee co-chairs, at  Applications received before November 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. Consideration after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee.

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

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Status: Expired No of vacancies: 1 Job type: Full Time Years of experience: 1 Salary: Negotiable Publish date: 12 Sep 2022

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