Assistant Professor of Chinese Literature, Fall 2023 (Knoxville, TN)

Position Description
The Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Chinese literature with concentration in any time period, to begin in the fall of 2023.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate excellence in scholarly research in their fields of specialization, and must also have experience and preferably demonstrate success in teaching language and content courses at the university level. Candidates with language program development experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester, typically including upper-level language courses and content courses in the candidate’s area of specialization. Native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and English is essential. A Ph.D. in Chinese literature or a related field is required by the time of appointment.

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee is seeking candidates with the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Please upload a cover letter, a CV, and three letters of reference to Additional materials may be requested from finalists.

For inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Yen-Chen Hao (

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