Job Announcement: USC Teaching-Track Position in EALC

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    Brian Bernards

    The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the East Asian Studies Center in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invite applications for a full-time teaching-track faculty position in East Asian cultural studies, with a preferred focus on China and its interregional connections.

    We welcome applications from candidates working in any period or discipline related to the study of China and its interregional connections. The successful applicant will teach five courses per year, including two large general education courses for the East Asian Studies Center (EASC 150gp East Asian Societies and EASC 160mgp China and the World) and three upper-division undergraduate courses in East Asian Languages and Cultures. The new hire is also expected to serve on thesis committees of students enrolled in the East Asian Area Studies M.A. program. The position will begin August 2023 and is renewable after the initial three-year term.

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant area by the start of the appointment, and must demonstrate research and teaching excellence in the relevant areas. In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.  The application must include: a curriculum vitae, a cover letter that includes a statement of teaching interests, one writing sample (either a published journal article or a dissertation chapter), recent teaching evaluations, and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for a letter of reference. At least two of the referees should speak to teaching abilities. Review of applications is to begin on May 1, 2023. The position will remain open until filled. Questions can be addressed to​

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    The annual base salary range for this position is $74,000 – $77,350. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

    USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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