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Assistant Professor - Modern Chinese Literature and Culture (Deadline: Jan. 5, 2018)

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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University of Victoria, Department of Pacific and Asian Studies
Tom Saunders
The Department of Pacific and Asian Studies at the University of Victoria invites applications for a
tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, effective 1 July 2018, in modern Chinese
literature and culture, including, but not limited to, expertise in one or more of film, new media, theory,
and performing arts. Innovative, interdisciplinary or comparative approaches are especially welcome.
Applicants should have completed a PhD by 1 July 2018, have a record and promise of outstanding
research as evidenced by publications or forthcoming publications, and also have demonstrated the
potential for excellence in teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate
courses in his/her area of specialization, contribute to the department’s core courses on the Pacific-Asia
region and participate in graduate teaching and supervision.
The Department of Pacific & Asian Studies is a dynamic, interdisciplinary department within the Faculty
of Humanities. It has particular strengths in Chinese and Japanese Studies, and long-standing interests
in Southeast Asia. It offers a range of programmes at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and it is
involved with a number of campus-wide initiatives, such as the Centre for Asia Pacific Initiatives.
The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with
disabilities, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and
genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements,
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and
hiring process may contact Irene Statham at (250) 472-4344. Any personal information provided will be
maintained in confidence.
Faculty and librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective
Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association. (
Applications should include a cover letter, full c.v., and up to three sample publications. Applicants
should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the Chair.
Application materials, including letters of reference, should be submitted via email to:
Where necessary, application materials may be mailed to:
Chair, Department of Pacific & Asian Studies
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3045, STN CSC,
Victoria, B.C. V8W 3P4.
Informal inquiries can be sent to Tom Saunders, Acting Chair of the Department:
Deadline for applications and letters of reference: 5 January 2018.