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

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 full-time Visiting Assistant Professor in modern Chinese literature and culture for the 2019-2020 academic year, with the possibility of renewal pending collegiate approval and demonstration excellence in teaching.

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 (at least 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.
• Experience teaching courses in modern and contemporary Chinese literature and culture

Desired qualifications:
• Secondary research interests in Chinese cinema

Application materials should be sent to https://jobs.uiowa.edu and include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Refer to requisition number 73665. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin May 10 until the position is filled, with interviews conducted by telephone or videoconference.

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. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer.

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