Search for New Professors

The Asian Studies Program at Florida International University (FIU) is currently searching for two new professors, an Assistant Professor in East Asian Studies and Chinese Lecturer/Instructor.

Assistant Professor: East Asian Studies: The Asian Studies Program at Florida International University (FIU) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in modern East Asia to have a tenure home in one of the social science departments, including Global and Sociocultural Studies (anthropology, geography, sociology), History, or Politics and International Relations. The start date will be August 17, 2011. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in relevant field or expect to have it in hand by that date. The Asian Studies Program at FIU is housed in the new School of International and Public Affairs and offers B.A. and M.A. degrees, and all of the tenure-home departments offer the PhD. Applicants with a specialized research focus in the region and an interest in cross-cultural or interdisciplinary areas of scholarship are encouraged. Applications must be made online at Look for Assistant Professor: East Asian Studies. Attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, and one or more writing samples. Three letters of recommendation and additional supporting materials such as graduate transcripts, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations should be sent to arrive by the deadline of January 15, 2011 to: Chair-East Asian Studies Search, Asian Studies Program, DM 300, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199. Inquiries can be made to Professor Steven Heine at or 305-348-1914.

Chinese Lecturer/Instructor: The Institute for Asian Studies and the Department of Modern Languages at Florida International University invite applications for a Lecturer/Instructor joint position in Chinese language, culture and literature to begin in August 2011. Duties include teaching all levels of Chinese language as well as literature and culture courses in translation in a growing Chinese program. Applicants should be familiar with communicative proficiency-based methods of foreign-language teaching. Ability to teach courses focused on the broader East Asia is a plus. Requirements: native or near-native fluency in Mandarin and English; minimum degree M.A. (Ph.D. preferred) in Chinese, East Asian Studies, Comparative Literature or related field; and experience teaching Chinese at the college level. Applications must be made online at Look for Faculty: Chinese Lecturer/Instructor. Attach cover letter, CV, and writing sample to online application. The writing sample can be either a published article or a thesis chapter or a work in progress. Send three letters of reference and transcripts to Chinese Search Committee, Department of Modern Languages, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; review of applications will begin on December 1, 2010. Send inquiries to: Prof. Steven Heine at

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