Princeton University, East Asian Studies
Part-time Lecturer for Spring Course
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||New Jersey, United States|
Applications being reviewed immediately
The Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University invites applications for a part-time Lecturer position for the Spring 2019 semester to co-teach one course. The administration has agreed to expedite the review process to help the potential co-instructor begin teaching on Tuesday February 5 with start of the semester.
The department seeks someone with expertise in either modern or contemporary China or Japan, with either a Ph.D. in hand or with near prospects for earning one. The course, “East Asian Humanities II: Traditions and Transformations,” is the second of a two-part lower-division sequence designed to introduce students to humanistic approaches to modern and contemporary Asia. It is conventionally taught by a rotating pair of instructors. This year, the plan is to put an emphasis on interdiscipinarity and media studies and to experiment with new pedagogical modes and activities. Below is the short course description from the Registrar’s page:
This course explores East Asia in the global context of imperialism, colonialism, the Cold War, and neoliberalism. We will traverse a wide range of materials (literature, film, photography, installation art) to understand how they are connected by historical forces. Open to anyone interested in a critical understanding of modern East Asian cultures, this course offers an interdisciplinary introduction that draws upon methods from film and media studies, art history, literary studies, and critical race studies. The course includes trips to art museums and galleries to encourage student engagement in contemporary aesthetics.
Sample reading list:
Kurosawa Akira, Rashomon
Park Mingyu, Pavane for a Dead Princess
Minsuk Cho, Crow's Eye View: The Korean Peninsula
Wu Ming-yi, The Man with the Compound Eyes
Kevin Kwan, Crazy Rich Asians
Xu Bing, select artworks
The course is structured around two 80-minutes sessions, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00am to 12:20pm. The co-instructor will be expected to participate in all sessions and share all teaching and grading responsibilities. The final shape of the syllabus will be determined in close consultation with the co-instructor, a process that will be supported by a departmental research fellow. The 12-week Princeton Spring semester runs from Monday February 4 to Friday May 3, with recess in the third week of March.
The comparatively generous salary will be commensurate with teaching and research experience. The applicant must already be authorized to work in the U.S..
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|Secondary Categories:||East Asian History / Studies