Seeking Pre-modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies Faculty

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications at the rank of Assistant Professor in Pre-modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment.


We seek applicants with a specialization in the post-Han through Song-Yuan periods. Applicants should have solid training in classical Chinese literature and language, and expertise in one or more additional fields such as intellectual history, gender studies, environmental studies, urban studies, theatre studies, or visual arts. Candidates who pursue interdisciplinary research that incorporates studies of manuscript/print culture, material culture, or comparative studies in the context of the Chinese cultural sphere in East Asia are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in his/her area of specialization and undergraduate courses of wider coverage in pre-modern Chinese literature and culture.


To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee through UC Recruit, at

Primary consideration will be given to applications received by October 24, 2016. The final date to receive applications is November 25, 2016. Inquiries about the position may be directed to the committee chair, Xiaorong Li at The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action 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.