[SIGCIS-Members] Assistant Professor of Chinese-language media cultures, WashU in St. Louis

Reem Hilu reemhilu at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 13:05:12 PST 2021

Dear SIGCIS members,

Washington University in St. Louis is hiring an Assistant Professor of
Chinese-language media cultures. Details below. Link to application:

*Assistant Professor of Chinese-language media cultures*

*WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY IN ST. LOUIS, Department of East Asian Languages and
Cultures and Program in Film and Media Studies – Assistant Professor. *The
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Program in Film and
Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis invite applications for
a tenure-track joint appointment (75% EALC, 25% FMS) in Chinese-language
media cultures within the context of globalized communication. The position
will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, home based in the Department of
East Asian Languages and Cultures, and will begin in the fall semester of

Strong candidates will have a firm grounding in humanities-based media
studies with expertise in two key areas: 1) research relating to media and
Chinese identity (as experienced in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and in
Chinese communities around the globe), with a desired emphasis on digital
communications media (e.g. social media platforms) or film; and 2) digital
humanities or cultural analytics approaches that dramatically enhance
research horizons related to cultural identity and diversity through
sophisticated data analysis and visualization, multimodal scholarly
projects, or related practices.

The successful candidate will possess the interdisciplinary expertise
needed to provide training in Chinese-language media cultures and systems,
information literacy, and the global history, theory, and/or production of
digital media.  Potential areas of emphasis include, for instance, civic
media and communication, activist media, and authoritarian media policy.

A Ph.D. in the field of East Asian studies and/or film and media studies,
or a closely related field, is required at the time of appointment. For
full consideration, candidates must have the preparation to teach
introductory or survey courses on the history, theory, and analysis of
digital media, and/or digital media production/analytics. The candidate
should have native or near native fluency in both Chinese and English and
research-appropriate abilities in Chinese language.  Duties will include
teaching assigned courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, normally
two per semester. Of the four courses to be offered during the academic
year, one will be assigned by the Program in Film and Media Studies. The
successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research and
publishing program. Duties will further include student advising and
appropriate departmental and university service activities.

Application materials should include curriculum vitae, research statement,
teaching statement, a writing sample of no more than 35 pages, two course
syllabi (one at the graduate level and the other at the undergraduate
level), three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations. These
materials and three letters of reference should be uploaded to Interfolio [
https://apply.interfolio.com/83720].  Questions about the position may be
addressed to Lingchei Letty Chen, search committee chair, at
ealc at wustl.edu. Applications
received before March 10 will receive full consideration. Consideration
after that date will be at the discretion of the search committee.

Diversity and Inclusion are core values at Washington University, and the
strong candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive
classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students can learn
and thrive.

*An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer:* Washington University
in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal
employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those
underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to
recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard
to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or
genetic information.

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