Ausschreibung: 2019 Open Rank Faculty Positions in Literature, Linguistics, and Translation Studies

Foreign Studies College of Hunan Normal University is hiring up to five faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor, in the following fields: (1) Literature; (2) Linguistics; (3) Translation Studies.

Language, field, and period of specialization are open. Applicants must hold a PhD in a relevant field, and are expected to demonstrate a record of both research and teaching excellence, or potential for excellence, commensurate to rank. Truly outstanding researchers may be eligible for appointment as distinguished professors under national or provincial faculty recruitment programs (Note: faculty at the full professor level will only be hired if research record demonstrates eligibility for a distinguished professorship).

All positions will begin in September 2019, and are non-tenured renewable appointments.  Teaching load is six to eight hours per week each semester, across either two or three courses for an academic year; competitive compensation packages are negotiable at levels appropriate to rank.  No knowledge of Chinese language or prior experience in China is required; however, applicants should be able to adjust to local pedagogical norms.

Foreign Studies College is one of China’s top research units dedicated to the teaching of foreign languages and literatures, and is a major beneficiary of the central government’s heavy investment in public higher education.  Once led by Qian Zhongshu (one of modern China’s most famous authors and literary scholars), the College continues to maintain an outstanding national profile, as well as extensive international links with scholars worldwide. The city of Changsha, where we are located, is a vibrant city of over 7 million, with three millennia of history and a rich contemporary cultural scene.

To apply, please email a cover letter (including salary expectations), an updated c.v., and a writing sample, to Dr. Lihua Jiang, at Letters of recommendation may be requested of applicants after initial review.  Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until available positions are filled.