Faculty Open Rank- (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor) Chinese Literature (New York City)

The Department of Classical and Oriental Studies at Hunter College, City University of New York, is accepting applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Chinese literature at open rank (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor), to begin in fall 2024. We offer undergraduate majors in Chinese language and literature (both classical and modern) and in translation and interpreting, as well as an MA in the teaching of Chinese (Mandarin) at the secondary-school level, and we welcome applications from candidates who will be able to contribute to our curricula in Chinese literature and any of the aforementioned areas. Candidates must demonstrate excellence or strong promise of excellence in research and in teaching.

The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of scholarship, research, and teaching, as well as fully participate in program affairs and service. The candidate will teach language courses at all levels as needed, and content courses taught in English from our program course offerings in modern and classical Chinese literature, Translation, and Chinese Culture. The teaching load is normally three courses per semester.

For Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor:
All candidates must have a PhD degree in Chinese Literature, Culture, Chinese Cinema, or a related field; full professional fluency in Mandarin Chinese and English; teaching experience in related fields at the college/university level in North America; and commitment to teamwork and service. For appointment as assistant professor, applicants should have obtained the PhD before June 2024 and show evidence of excellence or strong promise of excellence in scholarship and teaching. For appointment as associate professor, a substantial publication record and extensive teaching experience are required. For appointment as full professor, applicants should have an outstanding publication record with demonstrated impact on the field and show evidence of sustained effectiveness and excellence in teaching. Desirable qualifications for appointment at all ranks include demonstrated interest in overseeing federally-funded Flagship projects.

Hunter is committed to active engagement with students and the community at large, and embraces equity, inclusiveness, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work. We seek applicants who have the ability to cooperate with faculty, students, and staff of all backgrounds for the good of the institution, and who are committed to encouraging and supporting our highly diverse student body.

Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
Assistant Professor: $82,928 – $99,532
Associate Professor: $100,329 – $117,805
Full Professor: $119,995 – $141,858

Applications must be submitted online by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website www.cuny.edu/employment. To search for this vacancy, click on SEARCH ALL POSTINGS and in SEARCH JOBS field, enter the Job Opening ID number 27671
Click on the “APPLY NOW” button and follow the application instructions. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should follow the instructions to set up an account.
Please have your documents available to attach into the application before you begin. Note, the required material must be uploaded as ONE document under CV/ Resume (do not upload individual files for a cover letter, references, etc.). The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters – also DO NOT USE SYMBOLS (such as accents (é, è, (â, î or ô), ñ, ü, ï , –, _ or ç)).
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please include:
• A letter of application describing teaching and research interests
• Writing sample (in pdf format)
• Graduate school transcripts
• Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
• Names and contact information of 3 references (note that we are not requesting letters of reference in the initial application)
Upload all documents as ONE single file– PDF format preferred.
For full consideration, all materials should be received. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2023. First-round interviews will be conducted remotely over Zoom; finalists will visit the campus in person. The search will continue until the position is filled.
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