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Lecturer in Chinese Literature and Culture

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Anticipated start: March 27, 2024

Application Window

Open date: January 29, 2024

Next review date: Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jun 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Position(s): Lecturer in Chinese Literature and Culture

Starting Date: The first day of Spring quarter is March 27, 2024.

Salary: Based on 100% annual salary of $66,259. Approximately $8,282.37 per course. (pending final budget approval) Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.

All appointments are contingent upon the appointee being able to provide, in accord with Federal law, evidence of authorization to work in the United States

This position is contingent on funding and enrollment

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements are an MA in Chinese Literature and Culture or a related field. Applicants holding a Ph.D. or who are ABD (with MA) are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates with native or near-native fluency in English, expertise in premodern Chinese literature and culture, and experience and success in teaching Chinese Literature and Culture at an American university. Additional ability and experience in teaching modern Chinese literature and culture are also preferred.

Duties:
Duties consist in the instruction of 2 courses on Chinese Literature and Culture in Spring 2024.

Courses of instruction:

Spring 2024:
CHN, AST 40/CPLT 41 “Masterworks of Chinese Literature” (This course is taught in English and emphasizes the premodern period)
CHN/AST 118E “Masterworks of Chinese Literature: The Ancient Times Through the Early Imperial Dynasties” (This course is taught in English)

Application Procedure:
Please provide cover letter, CV, teaching statement, a one-page statement of contributions to diversity, sample syllabus or syllabi, teaching evaluations (narrative and numerical), and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01889 Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries.” The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature: http://help.interfolio.com

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by March 1, 2024.

Department Contact Person – Prof. Yenna Wu: Yenna.Wu@ucr.edu)

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Minimum requirements are an MA in Chinese Literature and Culture or a related field.

Preferred qualifications

Applicants holding a Ph.D. or who are ABD (with MA) are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to candidates with native or near-native fluency in English, expertise in premodern Chinese literature and culture, and experience and success in teaching Chinese Literature and Culture at an American university. Additional ability and experience in teaching modern Chinese literature and culture are also preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Sample Syllabus or Syllabi

  • Teaching Evaluations (narrative and numerical)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01889

Help contact: yenna.wu@ucr.edu

About UC Riverside

The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. UCR is a member institution of the American Association of Universities (AAU) as well as the Alliance of Hispanic Serving Research Universities (HSRU). Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, CA