Zhejiang U Job: International Studies (China)

Job adsSenior Lecturer / Associate Professor / Professor in International Studies, Zhejiang University – College of Humanities and Social Science. Closes: 11 December 2017

The School of International Studies specialises in research fields and specialisations for the following areas: Second Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Language Testing, Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, British & American Literature, Medieval English, Renaissance Literature, Theoretical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature.

Zhejiang University “Hundred Talent Program”

The newly launched “One-hundred Talents Program” is aimed at attracting outstanding scholars both at home and abroad. To those recruited via this program, the university is to adopt an international academic standard and procedure — the tenure track system.

The university plans to recruit roughly 50 distinguished scholars from both China and abroad by the “One-hundred Talents Program”. Ample funds are available for this program to ensure that scholars have a favourable academic environment and optimum working and living conditions so that they can be dedicated to academic research and the advancement of their fields.

Zhejiang U Job Ad: International Studies (China)

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies
Zhejiang University, China – College of Humanities and Social Science
Deadline: June 13, 2017

The School of International Studies specialises in research fields and specialisations for the following areas: Second Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Language Testing, Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, British & American Literature, Medieval English, Renaissance Literature, Theoretical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature.

The newly launched “One-hundred Talents Program” is aimed at attracting outstanding scholars both at home and abroad. To those recruited via this program, the university is to adopt an international academic standard and procedure – the tenure track system. The university plans to recruit roughly 50 distinguished scholars from both China and abroad by the “One-hundred Talents Program”. Ample funds are available for this program to ensure that scholars have a favourable academic environment and optimum working and living conditions so that they can be dedicated to academic research and the advancement of their fields.

Responsibilities:

  1. He/She who holds this position should engage in high-quality teaching.
  2. Zhejiang University “Hundred Talents Program”(Humanities and Social Science) includes “Type A” and “Type B”.
    Type A: The applicant should be engaged in a high-level research, participate in the planning, developing and implementation of academic discipline(s), facilitate international academic communication and research cooperation, promote international reputation, gradually form a leading and competitive role in the academic discipline.
    Type B: The applicant should be engaged in a high-level research and establish a research orientation, facilitate international academic communication and research cooperation and become an active and influential scholar in the field.

Zhejiang U Job Ad: International Studies (China)

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies
Zhejiang University – College of Humanities and Social Science
Hangzhou, China
Expires: 16th March 2017

School of International Studies
The School of International Studies specialises in research fields and specialisations for the following areas: Second Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Language Testing, Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, British & American Literature, Medieval English, Renaissance Literature, Theoretical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature.

Qualifications and Requirements:
• Type A: The applicant should hold associate professorship or assistant professorship in a prominent international university, and have a certain influence in national and international academia with active thoughts. He/She should have the ability to make certain influential achievements in some fields.
• Type B: The applicant should be the outstanding scholar with excellent academic training. Principally, he/she should hold a doctoral degree or accomplish postdoctoral research of a renowned university or renowned discipline. He/She should have certain innovative research achievements with active thoughts as well as a great developing potential.
• The applicant is expected to be a proactive learner and work full-time at ZJU.

Zhejiang University job ad: International Studies

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in International Studies
Zhejiang University – College of Humanities and Social Science
Hangzhou, China
Expires: 24th May 2016

About Zhejiang University
Located in the historical and picturesque city of Hangzhou, Zhejiang University is a prestigious institution of higher education with a long history. Qiushi Academy, the predecessor of Zhejiang University, was founded in 1897 and was one of the earliest modern academies of higher learning established in China.

Zhejiang University focuses on assiduous study and research, and science and technological innovation. It has launched a number of international high-end academic platforms and gathered masters, scholars and high-level research teams in various disciplines. In recent years, Zhejiang University maintains a leading position in China in output indicators including publications, patents and etc., and has made abundant important achievements in science, technology, humanities and social sciences. Zhejiang University always takes initiative in catering for national and regional needs, and exerts itself to become an influential high-level source of innovation and a pool of talents. In 2015, research fund at Zhejiang University amounted to 3,316 million yuan.

School of International Studies
The School of International Studies specialises in research fields and specialisations for the following areas: Second Language Acquisition, Pragmatics, Language Testing, Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, British & American Literature, Medieval English, Renaissance Literature, Theoretical Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, French Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature.

Zhejiang University “Hundred Talent Program”
The newly launched “One-hundred Talents Program” is aimed at attracting outstanding scholars both at home and abroad. To those recruited via this program, the university is to adopt an international academic standard and procedure — the tenure track system.

The university plans to recruit roughly 50 distinguished scholars from both China and abroad by the “One-hundred Talents Program”. Ample funds are available for this program to ensure that scholars have a favourable academic environment and optimum working and living conditions so that they can be dedicated to academic research and the advancement of their fields.

Responsibilities:
He/She who holds this position should engage in high-quality teaching.
Zhejiang University “Hundred Talents Program”(Humanities and Social Science) includes “Type A” and “Type B”.
Type A: The applicant should be engaged in a high-level research, participate in the planning, developing and implementation of academic discipline(s), facilitate international academic communication and research cooperation, promote international reputation, gradually form a leading and competitive role in the academic discipline.
Type B: The applicant should be engaged in a high-level research and establish a research orientation, facilitate international academic communication and research cooperation and become an active and influential scholar in the field.

Qualifications and Requirements:
Type A: The applicant should hold associate professorship or assistant professorship in a prominent international university, and have a certain influence in national and international academia with active thoughts. He/She should have the ability to make certain influential achievements in some fields.
Type B: The applicant should be the outstanding scholar with excellent academic training. Principally, he/she should hold a doctoral degree or accomplish postdoctoral research of a renowned university or renowned discipline. He/She should have certain innovative research achievements with active thoughts as well as a great developing potential.
The applicant is expected to be a proactive learner and work full-time at ZJU

Remuneration:
ZJU will provide decent compensation.
ZJU will provide the position of ZJU100 Professor, qualified to supervise doctoral students. Type A talents can apply for tenured professor or tenured associate-professor directly.
Those qualified may apply for purchasing one of the apartments reserved for talents.
After the application approved, a research start-up fund will be provided according to the difference of disciplines.

Application Details
Contact: Ms. Yang

For application, please provide a detailed resume, certificates of academic degrees, innovative research achievements and samples of major publications. These documents may be sent by email to the contact person listed above.

For further questions, you can email Central Human Resources.

WU Zongjie

RESEARCHER PROFILE

Wu Zongjie is Professor at the School of International Studies, Zhejiang University, Director of Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies. His work is also associated with the Centre of Contemporary Chinese Discourse Studies, and Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage Studies. He received his doctorate degree from Lancaster University, UK in the area of linguistics. His research interests include cross-cultural studies of traditional Chinese discourse and communication, cultural heritage and memory, and ethnography of Chinese traditional cultures. His research in general aims to promote the cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding through interdisciplinary approaches. His commitment to China studies for worldwide communication has resulted in fresh and innovative thinking about the way how traditional Chinese culture and knowledge could be properly represented and interpreted in the modern world. A common thread that runs through his work is the philosophical perspective on the relationships of being (life), knowing and naming (representation) in the context of cultural dialogue between the East and West. His grass-rooted ethnographic project on Dongwushan Heritage Village and rural economic development has received great attention from local government, Chinese media and academia.  He has been invited to lecture both in China and across the world.

Selected publications

2011(co-author with Yu Hua) 《史记》叙事范式与民族志书写的本土化 (Narrative Paradigm of Shiji and the Indigeneity of Ethnography)《广西民族大学学报》 (Journal of Guangxi University for Nationalities) Vol.33(1).

2010 (co-author with Hu) 超越表征:中国话语的诠释传统及其当下观照 (Beyond the Limit of Representation: Hermeneutical Tradition of Chinese Discourse).文史哲(Journal of Literature, History and Philosophy)2010(4).

2010 (co-author with Han) Cultural Transformation of Educational Discourse in China: Perspectives of Multiculturalism/Interculturalism.(多元文化与跨文化视角下中国教育话语的文化转型) In Grant, Carl A & Agostino Portera (eds.) Intercultural and Multicultural Education: Enhancing Global Interconnectedness. New York: Routledge.

2010 (co-author with Hu),Ritual Hermeneutics as the Source of Meaning: Interpreting the Fabric of Chinese Culture (礼悟作为意义来源:中国文化组织诠释) China Media Research,Vol.6(2).

2009. Wu, Z. J. & et al. Living and Touring the Past: A Report on the Cultural Heritage in Dongwushan Village. Hangzhou: Institute of Discourse & Cultural Studies & Centre for Intangible Heritage Studies of Zhejiang University.

2009 封建话语的叙述想象 (Narrative Imagination in Feudalism discourse),叶文宪,聂长顺 (编)《中国“封建”社会再认识》,中国社会科学出版社.

2009 (co-author with Jiang)中国文化人类学研究的话语转向(Discourse Turn in the Study of Chinese Cultural Anthropology)《浙江大学学报 》(Journal of Zhejiang University, Vol.39(5).

2009 (co-author with Hu) 从先秦与晚清文本看女性身份的话语变迁:一种谱系学的话语分析. (Cultural Transformation of Chinese Women Discourse: A Cross-Cultural Analysis in the Perspective of Genealogy)《中国社会语言学》(Journal of Chinese Sociolinguistics) Vol.13(2).

2009 外语学科知识谱系学考辨 A Genealogy of Foreign Language as Disciplinary Knowledge《广东外语外贸大学学报 》Vol.20(4) 64-68.

2008 历史学的解构与重构:泛化“封建”的话语分析 (Deconstructing and Reconstructing Metahistorical Discourse: The Generalization of “Feudalism” as a Historical Term) 《武汉大学学报》Vol.61(5) 522-527.

2008 外语教师发展的研究范式 (Research Paradigms for the Studies of Language Teacher Development) 《外语教学理论与实践》(原国外外语教学) Vol.2008(3) 55-60.

2008 外语教学研究新视野:从教学走向教师 (New Horizon for Language Teaching Research: From Teaching to Teacher)《中国外语教育》Vol.1(1).

2008 (co-author with Huang) 探索型外语课程:RICH课程实践与教师发展 (Exploratory Practice for Language Curriculum: The Case of RICH), 吴一安,周燕(编)《中国高校英语教师教育与发展研究》,外语教学与研究出版社.

2007 (co-author with Xiong Jingju) 师徒教师教育中的身份转变 (Identity Transformation in Mentoring Practice for Teacher Education) 宁波大学学报 (Journal of Ningbo University) Vol.29(3) 33-37

2007 (co-author with Lu Huixia) 自主教学与教师专业发展 (Autonomy and Teachers’ Professional Development: A Biographic Inquiry) 《当代教育科学》( Contemporary Education Science).

2007 (co-author with Shao Huijuan) Nurturing Language Learner Autonomy Through Caring Pedagogic Practice. In Barfield, Andy & Steve Brown (eds) Reconstructing Autonomy in Language Education:Inquiry and Innovation: Palgrave Macmillan.

2007 (co-author with Lv Qingxia Discourse of Chinese Medicine and Westernization. In Shi-xu (ed.) Discourse as Cultural Struggle. Hong Kong University Press

2006 (co-author with Yin Qiping) 探索超学科外语教育课程体系 (Exploring Transdisciplinary Curriculum for Foreign Language Education). Proceedings of Eastern China Annual Conference on Foreign Language Education.

2006 (co-author with Lv Qingxia 中医语言西化的话语秩序分析 (Discursive Transformation of Chinese Traditional Medicine) 医学与哲学(Medicine and Philosophy) Vol 27(4).

2006 Understanding Practitioner Research as a Form of Life: An Eastern Interpretation of Exploratory Practice. Language Teaching Research, 2006 , Vol. 10.

2006 中西话语权势关系的语言哲学探源:话语学的文化研究视角(Exploring Philosophical Foundations of Doing Critical Discourse Studies in China), 浙江大学学报 (Journal of Zhejiang University, Vol.36(2).

2005 Teachers’ Knowing in Curriculum Change: A Critical Discourse Study of Language Teaching, Beijing: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press

2005 (co-author with Lv Qingxia 中医话语的语言哲学分析 (Philosophical investigation on the discourse of traditional Chinese medicine) 浙江中医学院学报 Vol.29(6)

2005 Being, Understanding and Naming: Teachers’ Life and Work in Harmony, International Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 41 307-323

2005 (coauthor with Huang et al.) 外语课程与教师发展 (Curriculum and Language Teacher Development). Beijing: People Educational Press & Aihui Educational Press

2005 (co-editors with Fang, & Zhao) Cultural Diversity of Discourses: Facilitate Coexistence and Harmony. Hangzhou: Zhejiang University Press

2004 论证中的话语混杂:外语测试的社会分析 (Heteroglossia in Argumentation: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Language Testing) 外国语(Journal of Foreign Languages), 2004(5) 2004

2004 抑制课程自主性的控制符号:教师发展的话语权 (Symbolic Control of Curricular Autonomy) 外语与外语教学 (Foreign Languages and Teaching)  2004(6).

2004 Research-Based Curriculum for Language Education. China Educational Reform, Series No. 41.

2004 Rationality of Genre US-China Foreign Language, Vol.2(1)

Zhejiang University

On April 27, 2011 I presented a talk entitled “Holding intercultural, international, interdisciplinary dialogues” at Zhejiang University, in Hangzhou, China.

Zhejiang University in Hangzhou
Zhejiang University in Hangzhou

While there, I had the chance to meet not only Prof SHI Xu, Changjiang Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Discourse Studies, and several of his graduate students, but also Prof WU Zongjie, Director of the Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies, and several of his graduate students.

Prof Leeds-Hurwitz, Prof Shi Xu
Prof Leeds-Hurwitz, Prof Shi Xu

My thanks to Shi Xu for organizing the talk, and especially for the chance to have dinner with his family, and try a steamboat dinner. Thanks also to his student Sarah for showing us around Hangzhou. The city is just beautiful, and it was nice to have a little time to explore, especially the West Lake area. Thanks also to HAN Chunyan, the graduate student who arranged her schedule to take the train back to Shanghai with us, and then suggested we visit Suzhou the next day to see the classical garden there, and helped us buy train tickets.

Researcher profiles:
SHI Xu
Wu Zongjie

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue