Lecturer in Transnational Asian Studies / Literature, Rice University

The position remains open until filled with priority given to applications received by March 30, 2023. 

The Department of Transnational Asian Studies at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a one-year position as Lecturer in East Asian Literature starting July 1, 2023. We are seeking applicants with the ability to teach broad survey courses in pre-modern East Asian literature as well as in subfields such as gender studies, media studies, comparative literature, or Asian American studies.

Job responsibilities:

  1. Teaching five classes per year,
  2. supporting undergraduate student activities, and
  3. participating in departmental programming.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in hand by July 1, 2023.

Application Materials:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One sample syllabus for an undergraduate course
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy 
  5. Course or instructor evaluations (no earlier than 2020)
  6. Three references: names and contact information only. Please do not send any recommendation letters at this point.
  7. Transcript: An unofficial transcript can be submitted as part of the application. Please note that an official transcript clearly indicating conferral of a PhD degree will be required before an offer is made.

Learn more about this opportunity here.