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Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Culture

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant Professor in Chinese Language and Culture

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in Chinese Language and Culture, beginning July 1, 2023, or on a mutually agreed date thereafter. The appointment would be in one of the following academic units: Anthropology, Comparative Media Studies/Writing, History, Linguistics, Literature, Music and Theater Arts, and Science, Technology, and Society. We will consider only candidates with a PhD in a field related to Chinese Language and Culture by the start of employment.

The responsibilities of the position will include: conducting significant scholarship likely to have a major impact on its field, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in topics related to Chinese Language and Culture for those academic units with a graduate program, advising undergraduate and graduate students for those academic units with a graduate program, and committee memberships and other forms of service to the academic unit, the university, and the discipline.

Candidates must submit a letter of application, a statement outlining current research interests (of no more than two single-spaced pages) curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. When applying, identify which academic unit(s) you wish to be affiliated with. The application deadline is November 1, 2022. All applications should be submitted electronically via

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds. All qualified applicants will receive equitable consideration for employment based on their experience and qualifications, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found at .

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