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Endowed Chair in Taiwan Cultural Studies for the East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Dept

University of California Santa Barbara
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Oct 18, 2022
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The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at U.C. Santa Barbara invites applications from scholars engaged in Taiwan Studies at the Associate Professor and Professor ranks for a Lai Ho and Wu Cho-liu Endowed Chair position in Taiwan Cultural Studies. Appointment begins July 1, 2023. The position requires a Ph.D. in a humanistic discipline, or a related field, and excellent English and Mandarin Chinese language skills. We especially welcome interdisciplinary and community-engaged scholarship on Taiwan literature that locates Taiwanese culture and society in a larger transcultural, transhistorical, comparative, or global context. Alongside competence in literary studies, we welcome training in other specializations, such as: cultural studies; gender and sexuality studies; race, ethnic, and indigenous studies; colonial and postcolonial histories; film and media studies; environmental humanities; cultural approaches to political economy; and Sinophone studies. Engagement with theories derived from East Asian and Sinophone Studies, as well as Critical Race, Queer, Feminist, and Postcolonial theories are also attractive. The successful candidate should also demonstrate the ability to administer and lead a Center for Taiwan Studies that organizes academic lectures, film screenings, cultural events, international conferences, and student fellowship competitions.

Applications should include: 1) cover letter discussing past and future research & publications, teaching experience, and academic administration and leadership experiences; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of contributions to diversity; 4) a statement on how the candidate would administer and manage the Center for Taiwan Studies; 5) two writing samples; 6) three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee through UC Recruit Address inquiries to Academic Personnel Coordinator, Rebeca Adam, at Or Prof. Mayfair Yang, Chair of Search Committee.

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

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program
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