Visiting Lecturer, Chinese Literature and Culture (Pittsburgh, PA)

The Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures of the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for the position of visiting lecturer for its Chinese literature and culture program, pending budgetary approval. The appointment is outside the tenure stream and will begin on September 1, 2022, and end on April 30, 2023. The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. (or be a very advanced ABD) by the time of appointment and is a specialist in either pre-modern/classical Chinese literature or early modern Chinese literature, with additional teaching and research interests in such areas as performing or visual arts, gender, and cultural studies, either limited to Chinese the cultural sphere proper or across cultures, regions of East Asia, or disciplines. The successful candidate will teach six courses per year. The candidate should have experience in teaching Chinese literature at a North American institution of higher education for two semesters or more preferably with in-person classes. Responsibilities will include teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including a course on classical Chinese. Other duties may include mentoring students, normal service duties in the Department, and working with other Asia specialists in the Department and on campus. The successful candidate must show promise of good teaching and service.

To apply, upload the letter of application, CV, sample course materials and syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., student evaluations), a document listing three referees and their contacts, a statement on teaching, and a statement on diversity and inclusion via the Talent Center Link:

We will request additional materials (including three letters of recommendation) after the initial screening and we will invite finalists to a Zoom interview. For full consideration, submit the application by July 1, 2022. The position will be filled as soon as a suitable candidate is found.

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences is committed to building and fostering a culturally diverse environment. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in support of a diverse community are required.

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