Boston University, World Languages & Literatures

Position ID:BU-MLCL-ASTP [#15479]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Areas: East Asian Languages and Literatures / Japanese, Chinese, Korean
Appl Deadline:2019/12/15help popup** (posted 2019/11/13, listed until 2020/05/13)
Position Description:    

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The Department of World Languages & Literatures at Boston University seeks an Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2020, in East Asian Literatures prior to 1900 as an addition to our vibrant programs in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Comparative Literature. Any specialization will be considered. Candidates who work across several East Asian traditions on interdisciplinary and comparative topics, including translation studies, are particularly encouraged to apply. The teaching load is two courses per semester. Salary competitive and commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will have a PhD in hand and a high level of proficiency in at least one East Asian language and in English. We expect a rich research portfolio, relevant teaching experience, ability to teach forms of Literary Chinese, and a commitment to active participation in student advising, and to our institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion.

At Boston University, “it is our belief that our intellectual community depends upon the critical but collegial collaboration of diverse individuals from multiple communities of origin, religious traditions, ethnic and racial backgrounds, gender and sexual identities, schools of thought, and ethical and political commitments, some living with disabilities,” as expressed in our college’s diversity statement []. Please use AcademicJobsOnline ( to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and an article-length writing sample. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted through the same site. Applications submitted through a website other than AcademicJobsOnline will not be considered. If electronic submission is not possible, send materials by postal mail to East Asian Literature Search, Department of World Languages & Literatures, 745 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215. Please visit the following website for additional information about the Department ( Review of application materials will begin after December 15, 2019.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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