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Associate Professor in Transnational Chinese / Sinophone Literary, Film, and Media Studies

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Open date: September 28, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Dec 1, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Literature Department at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Associate Professor position in comparative Inter-Asia studies, whose work focuses on transnational Chinese / Sinophone literature, cinema, and media. We are especially interested in candidates who work on the movement, global circulation, and exchange of Sinophone cultural productions and media ecologies. Candidates should demonstrate a broad interest in modern and contemporary Chinese / Sinophone literature, film, media, and cultural studies and have innovative research that engages these fields across historical, transregional, global, and multilingual configurations. We look for a colleague with an exemplary record of research, teaching, and service who will contribute to interdisciplinary fields including, but not limited to, new media studies, cinema studies, gender studies, science and technology studies, critical race studies, environmental studies, urban studies, and disability studies.

The successful candidate for this position will enhance a campus-wide cluster of excellence in Transpacific Asian Studies and collaborate with Chinese Studies, Japanese Studies, Transnational Korean Studies, Film Studies, History, and Global Policy and Strategy (GPS).

Salary is based on the University of California salary scales.

Authorization to work in the US must be provided at the start of the appointment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).

The UCSD Literature Department has a distinguished reputation for undergraduate teaching and graduate training in East Asian literary and film studies, and our curricular offerings in East Asian literatures and cinema continue to enroll hundreds of students, at all levels, on a yearly basis. This position’s focus on Chinese / Sinophone literary, film, and media studies will further strengthen UCSD’s curricula in Transnational Asian Studies and emerging fields across disciplines.

Qualified applicants would include beginning to advanced associate professors as well as advanced assistant professors who will be immediately tenurable upon hire according to the UCSD standards.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

PhD in either Comparative Literature, Chinese, Film Studies, or Media/Cultural Studies.

Additional qualifications (Required at Time of Start)


Preferred qualifications

Candidates familiar with the challenges of offering large-enrollment courses to non-major students

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Two sample syllabi with student evaluations

  • A statement of teaching philosophy and methodology

  • One writing sample of 25-30 pages

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - 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. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

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Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required
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Job location

La Jolla, CA