Tenured/Tenure-track Position in Global China Studies, Media Anthropology
New York University: NYU - Shanghai: Shanghai: Arts And Science: Global
Sep 14, 2021
Nov 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a tenure-track or tenured
position at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor in Media
Anthropology in the University's Global China Studies Program, starting Fall
2022. The Global China Studies program is a 4-year undergraduate major at NYU
Shanghai that provides students with an intellectual foundation in Chinese
history, language and society. Beyond the scope of conventional area studies,
this innovative interdisciplinary major allows students to cultivate critical
skills and up-to-date knowledge about China. It aims at deepening their
understanding of China's interactions with the wider world as well as
comprehending the trends within China, at individual, societal, state, and
global levels, and in the context of socio-economic, religious, cultural, and
We seek candidates who have completed a Ph.D. (or will finish a Ph.D. at the
start of their appointment in Fall 2022) in anthropology, media and
communication studies, or a closely related discipline. Their research profile
and agenda should include a focus on China. We invite applications from
candidates specialized in methodologically innovative ethnographic,
interpretive methods with broad research topics. We have special interest in
those with expertise in digital media, cultural institutions, urbanism, and/or
media and cyber infrastructure. We expect the candidate's main research field
to be contemporary China, but historical perspectives and analysis could also
be part of teaching and research plans.
The selected candidate is expected to teach undergraduate foundation courses
that serve the University's core curriculum on China, seminar courses that
advance research and analytical skills on topics related to China, and
supervise senior capstone thesis. The candidate will also engage in campus-
wide research initiatives, student activities and service work.
Applicants will submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of
research, statement of teaching interests, and at least one writing sample via
Interfolio. Additionally, applicants will be prompted to enter the names and
email addresses of at least three referees. Each referee will be contacted to
upload a reference letter through Interfolio.
Applications may be received until November 30, 2021. Review of applications
will begin on December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
If you have any questions, please email the NYU Shanghai NY Office of Faculty
Terms of employment at NYU Shanghai are comparable to NYU New York and other
U.S. institutions with respect to research start-up funds and compensation,
and they include housing subsidies and educational subsidies for children.
Faculty may in certain cases have the opportunity to spend time at NYU New
York and other sites of the NYU Global Network, engaging in both research and
About NYU Shanghai:
NYU Shanghai is the third degree-granting campus within New York University's
global network. It is the first higher education joint venture in China
authorized to grant degrees that are accredited in the U.S. as well as in
China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with
liberal arts and science at its core, NYU Shanghai resides in one of the
world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai
recruits scholars of the highest caliber who are committed to NYU's global
vision of transformative teaching and innovative research and who embody the
global society in which we live.
NYU's global network includes degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai,
and Abu Dhabi, complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five
continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of
common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors,
both local and global.
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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
NYU Shanghai is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity,
and social inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from under-
represented individuals in the profession, across color, creed, race, ethnic
and national origin, physical ability, and gender and sexual identity. NYU
Shanghai affirms the value of differing perspectives on the world as we strive
to build the strongest possible university with the widest reach.