CfA: Visiting Assistant Professor East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department, UC Santa Barbara, 1 Year (Deadline: 2021-05-10 / 2021-06-30)


East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies / College of Letters & Science – Humanities and Fine Arts / UC Santa Barbara


Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: July 1, 2021
Position duration: July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022


Open date: April 19th, 2021
Next review date: Monday, May 10, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Professor for the 2021-2022 academic year.
We seek applicants with expertise in Taiwanese literature, cultural studies, film and media studies, and/or history. We seek candidates with active research agendas who will participate in research activities in the department, be able to contribute to the departmental emphases, and be available to engage with graduate students working on relevant topics. The candidate will be expected to teach five courses related to their expertise and Taiwanese Studies more generally. Transnational and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome. The candidate would also be welcome to contribute to planning scholarly events related to their expertise within the department and/or the Center for Taiwan Studies.
Salary is based on UC salary scales and depends on qualifications. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship.
The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the position. Inquiries may be directed to our department’s Academic Personnel Coordinator, Natalie Juarez through the help contact below, please be sure to mention JPF01978.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Ph.D. in a relevant field at time of application

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Specialization in modern or contemporary Taiwanese Studies, and high-level Chinese language ability


Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated C.V.
Cover Letter
Statement of Research
Statement of Teaching Experience
Reference requirements
3-5 letters of reference required
Arrange for three letters of recommendation sent to UC Recruit
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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.


Santa Barbara, CA

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