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Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Chinese 

The Departments of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies at Penn State invite applications for an Assistant Professor position (tenure-track) with a specialization in comparative approaches to Chinese literature and culture. We would be particularly interested in work that combines a strong grounding in modern Chinese literature with additional expertise in fields such as early modern Chinese literature (Ming-Qing), visual and digital culture, performance and theater, Chinese diasporic and Sinophone literatures; or with comparative literary perspectives on Southeast Asia, South Asia, Northeast Asia, or Central Asia. Teaching responsibilities include contributing to the graduate and undergraduate programs in Comparative Literature (PhD, MA, and BA) and Asian Studies (dual-title PhD and majors and minors in Chinese, Asian Studies, and Japanese). Requirements: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, Chinese, or related field; native or near-native ability in Chinese and English; relevant research achievements or evidence of relevant research promise; appropriate teaching experience. Starting date: August 2017 preferred. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references at Visit our program websites at and  

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