Job Openings: April 14, 2014

Assistant Professor in History, University of Hong Kong
Applications are invited for appointment as Assistant Professor in History in the Department of History in the School of Humanities from July 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract. Application deadline is September 5, 2014. For more information please visit, https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=48733

Visiting Assistant Professor, East Asian History, Dickinson College
The History Department at Dickinson College invites applications for a one-year visiting position in East Asian history, beginning August 2014.  Applicants should be prepared to offer an East Asian history survey, a course on China, and three other topics courses.  The ability to create an inclusive classroom for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.  Applications for the position should be submitted online at http://jobs.dickinson.edu.  Review of dossiers will begin April 18.  If candidates have questions, they may contact the History department chair, Regina Sweeney, at sweeneyr@dickinson.edu.  For more information, please visit https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=48728

Assistant Professor in History, Arkansas State University
(ASU) is recruiting applicants for the position of Assistant Professor 9 month tenure-track in History to begin Fall, 2014. The Assistant Professor of History will teach courses for majors seeking Social Science licensure at the secondary level. Responsibilities include supervising the department's student teaching interns in the public schools, administering the Social Science Education program, and advising students. Candidates should have secondary teaching experience, the Ph.D. in History or related discipline at time of appointment, and evidence of potential as a scholar and teacher. For more information, please visit https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=48739

Postdoctoral Fellow, Art Museum & Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Art Museum and the Department of Fine Arts, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, invite applications for a postdoctoral curatorial and teaching fellowship for 2014-2015, with the possibility to extend the fellowship for another year to 2016. The fellow will be expected to participate in and contribute to scholarly events organized by the Department and/or Museum. In addition to teaching one course or seminar per year on areas of his/her specialization, the fellow will take an active or leading role in curating a scholarly exhibition that may either be related to his/her doctoral research or the permanent collection of the Art Museum. Applicants should have a doctoral degree (or international equivalent) in Art History or a field related to one of the areas listed above and conferred within five years from the start date of the fellowship. Research-travel funds up to USD $5,000 may be awarded. Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care. Further information about the University and the general terms of service is available on our homepage at http://www.per.cuhk.edu.hk.

Lecturers, History Department, University of California - Berkeley
Recruitment Period is from March 31, 2014 through March 30, 2016.Initial review of applications will begin April 30, 2014 for the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters.  The review of applications for academic year 2014-2015 will continue through May 2014. The Department of History at the University of California, Berkeley, is generating an applicant pool of qualified instructors to teach courses in the fields of Asia, Latin America, Ancient Greece and Rome, Medieval Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Economic History, International History, and History of Science, pending openings.  The pool will remain in place for two calendar years.  Positions may range from 16% to 100% time (one to six courses), with salary dependent on qualifications. To apply, please go to the following link https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00388 to register and submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one sample syllabus, and two letters of recommendation. Questions about this position may be addressed to Professor Carlos Noreña, Vice Chair for Curriculum, Department of History (norena@berkeley.edu).

Visiting Assistant Professor, History Department, Boston College
The History Department at Boston College invites applications for a one-year, non-renewable assistant professorship to begin in September 2014, in modern Chinese history to begin in September 2014. Teaching load 2:3, all lecture/discussion courses in applicant's area of specialty.  Salary is 65k.  Ph.D. required by August 2014. Please submit a letter of application, CV, evidence of teaching experience, an article-length writing sample, sample syllabi for two semester-long lecture/discussion courses, and at least three letters of reference.  Paper applications should be sent to the Chair, VAP Search committee, Dept. of History, Boston College, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467.  Electronic applications can be sent to HISTSRCH@bc.edu.

Lecturer, History Department, Tufts University,
The Department of History, Tufts University, invites applications for a part-time lecturer position in Chinese history for AY 2014-2015, to teach one course a semester:  a pre-modern survey of China in the Fall semester, and a survey of Modern China in the Spring. Specialists in all periods are welcome to apply.  Ph.D. and strong college-level teaching experience preferred. Send letter of application, CV, and sample course syllabi, and have two confidential letters of reference sent to: Professor Beatrice Manz, Department of History, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02155 (Beatrice.manz@tufts.edu). Review of applications begins April 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral fellow in Modern Chinese Studies, Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies, Lund University
Lund University invites applications for the position of Postdoctoral fellow in the study of modern China, specifically China's digital society, from an interdisciplinary and social sciences perspective. Studies that focus on issues in the fields of social sciences, economics, law and modern history are included in the subject description. Please note that research in linguistics, literature and language studies in general are not included in the subject description.Job assignments include research, as well as teaching, tutoring and examination within the Centre's MSc programme in Asian Studies. Research is allocated approximately 80% of the total employment time. During this employment the postdoctoral fellow is expected to participate actively in the Centre's activities, and also to formulate and submit applications for external funding. The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3-4 of the Higher Education Ordinance. The qualifications for employment as postdoctoral fellow follow central agreements. PhD, awarded not more than 3 years before the date of commencement of employment. For more information, please contact roger.greatrex@ace.lu.se or visit http://www.lunduniversity.lu.se/o.o.i.s?id=24914&Dnr=603075&Type=E.

Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in in Asian Normative Orders, the Australian Catholic University
The fellowships requires the successful applicants to initiate and contribute to research into the meaning and practices of Asian normative orders, especially Asian normative conceptions of global life and the governance practices that they inform; potential to seek, identify, and secure funding from external bodies; engage in developing projects on sustainability, security, and social justice in the “Asian Century”, by advancing knowledge about the ways in which Asian normative orders contribute to or hinder initiatives for moving toward economic, social, and environmental interactions that promote the well-being of people in ways that are just, equitable, and sustainable. As well as, contribute actively to the strategic direction of the research team on Asian normative orders through the development of relevant and meaningful research programs and initiatives. The applicant should be willing to combine original normative reflection with diverse forms of action research. He or she should also be able to produce high quality research publication (including, where appropriate, jointly-authored publication with ACU academic staff), and be willing to apply for research grant including, where appropriate, with ACU academic staff). To apply, one must already have a PhD in a relevant discipline, have a firm grasp of Asian norms, their traditions, and the governance practices that they sustain. Informal enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Emilian Kavalski on (02)9739 2730 or emilian.kavalski@acu.edu.au