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Visiting Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (Iowa City, Iowa)

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Iowa seeks a Visiting Assistant Professor in modern Chinese literature and culture from January 2018 spring to June 2019 (1.5 academic years). However, applications to start the appointment in August 2018 will also be considered.

The successful candidate will teach courses in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture, including a general education course entitled Asian Humanities: China (in both semesters), as well as self-designed courses in cinema and Chinese popular culture. The normal teaching load, contingent upon enrollments, is six courses per year (a minimum of 18 s.h.). The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty in programmatic activities, including potential interactions with international writers working in Chinese through the university’s International Writing Program (IWP).

Required qualifications:
• Ph.D. with specialization in modern Chinese literature and culture, which must be in hand by the time of appointment.
• Native or near native fluency in English and Chinese.

Desired qualifications:
• Secondary research interests in Chinese cinema
• Teaching experience, preferably in the subject area of Chinese literature and culture

Application materials should be sent to and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Refer to requisition number 71706. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin November 1 until the position is filled, with interviews conducted by telephone or teleconference.

The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literatures, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.