Call for Jobs: May 12, 2014

The Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, invites applications for two Doctoral Stipends Offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the DFG Research Training Group 1613/2 Risk and East Asia. These positions are available from April 2015 for three or four years (subject to a satisfactory annual progress review). The research program of the DFG Research Training Group Risk and East Asia is aimed at understanding how large processes of economic, political and social institutional change play out in East Asian, as compared to European, national and regional contexts. Participating researchers examine the impact of market transformations, individualization, decentralization and transnationalization processes on shifts in the responsibility for and governance of risks from states to markets, public to private bodies, and collective to individual actors. The doctoral curriculum in the first year provides extensive training in economic and social scientific methods. In the economics part of the program this includes extensive training in experimental methods. . The eligibility criteria include: A recent MA-level degree in politics, sociology or economics or in East Asian regional studies with a focus on social-science or economics approaches, as well as fluency in English and Chinese or Japanese. Applicants must not have stayed in Germany for more than 14 months prior to application. The application deadline is June 1st, 2014. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview (by Skype) within a month of the application deadline. The application procedure takes place in two stages: First, submit your application to Maike Müller (maike.mueller@uni-due.de), including a C.V., a letter of motivation, a brief research proposal, and copies of degree certificates (with grades). Please ask your referees to email letters of reference (template available on http:///www.daad.de/imperia/md/content/de/foerderung/recommendation.pdf) direct to Ms. Maike Müller. Applicants are encouraged to contact Ms. Maike Müller (maike.mueller@uni-due.de) or Prof. Flemming Christiansen, PhD (flemming.christiansen@uni-due.de) about the preparation of their applications.

The History Department of the College of Charleston invites applications for a visiting assistant professorship in History to begin the Fall semester of 2014. Position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of three years, depending on departmental needs and satisfactory evaluation. The successful candidate will teach four sections of the 100-level general education requirement each semester, i.e., pre-modern history (pre-1500) and/or modern history (post-1500). These classes are organized thematically, around the professor’s academic interests, where appropriate. There may be opportunities to teach upper-division courses. Preference is for candidates who can teach the pre-modern courses, but applicants in all fields are welcome. All requirements for the Ph.D. in History must be completed at the time of appointment.   Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., two letters of reference, and sample syllabi (pre-modern and/or modern) for the 100-level courses.  Direct materials to: https://jobs.cofc.edu by June 10, 2014 for full consideration. For more information, please contact Dr. Scott Poole at poolews@cofc.edu

The History Department at St. Thomas University in News Brunswick, Canada, invites applications for a ten-month limited term appointment in pre-Modern World History, at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 1, 2014, pending budgetary approval. The Department seeks an historian of the pre-Modern era who can contribute meaningfully to its innovative World History curriculum. Candidates whose work is global or broadly comparative in scope are particularly encouraged to apply. We anticipate that the successful candidate will teach introductory courses in World History as well as upper-year thematic courses of his or her own design with considerable geographic breadth. A PhD or imminent completion is required. Applicants are to submit a curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly work, evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching portfolio preferred), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly to Dr. Luc Walhain, Acting-Chair, Department of History, St. Thomas University, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, E3B 5G3. Electronic submissions may be sent to mreed@stu.ca, by May 26th, 2014.

The Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg in Germany invites application for Professor for Development theory and Politics of Development and Director of the Arnold Bergstraesser Institut for Cultural Studies. The ABI is a center for studies of the Global South, research on developing countries and the politics of development. The holder of the Chair holds office at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute. The teaching load is 4 hours per week per term (there is a winter and a summer term) and the courses will be embedded the teaching program of the Department of Political Science. We are looking for candidates with: An internationally recognized outstanding track record in research in the areas outlined above, a strong regional focus with a comparative perspective and extensive experience in fieldwork, an interdisciplinary orientation, extensive teaching experience, if possible outside Europe as well, ample experience in attracting third party research funding and experiences in consultancy work concerning development cooperation. Applications (including cover letter, CV, teaching portfolio, copies of academic certificates and a list of publications) must be submitted to the Chairperson of the Selection Committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy, Prof. Dr. Hans-Helmuth Gander, no later than 27 May 2014. Further information on the expected teaching qualifications can be downloaded under http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare (Letter L – Lehrkompetenzportfolio form) or under “Berufungsleitfaden” (http://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/formulare/berufungsleitfaden.pdf, page 27). Please send your applications as hard copy and in electronic form to Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Dekanat der Philosophischen Fakultät, Werthmannstraße 8, 79098 Freiburg, and to the following Email address: philosfak@dekanate.uni-freiburg.de. For further information, please contact the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Philosophy, Tel. +49/761/203-3371 or by Email philosfak@dekanate.uni-freiburg.de.