Chinese Studies ‑ Assistant Professor



The Chinese Studies Program in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 12-month Limited-Term Appointment in Chinese Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing July 1, 2021 (subject to budgetary approval).

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Chinese/East Asian Studies or a closely related field with a substantial record of research and teaching experience in Chinese language (Mandarin), literature, and culture and possess native or near-native fluency in both Mandarin Chinese and English. Demonstrated competence in Mandarin Chinese language pedagogy is paramount; experience of innovation in the area of teaching and learning is also an asset. The successful candidate will teach at the undergraduate level, have an active program of research and publication, and should be committed to participating in administrative service. The candidate will teach Mandarin Chinese language courses as well as culture and literature courses taught in English. We seek a candidate willing to make significant contributions to the growth of our program. Chinese Studies offers a wide range of courses to over 300 students a year; students have the possibility of earning a Minor in Chinese Studies.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a teaching statement, a teaching dossier, and the names and contact information for three referees. Please note shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit three confidential letters of reference.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs across 13 faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia, which is home to 13 Mi’kmaq First Nations, a deeply rooted historical African Canadian community, and an increasingly diverse population. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is a dynamic body of students, faculty, and staff arranged into upwards of twenty programs and departments, many offering graduate degrees. Further information about the Department and the University can be obtained at

The closing date for applications is May 28, 2021.