Job Openings: April 21, 2014

The University of Chicago MAPH Preceptors 2014-2015
The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for the position of preceptor for the Master of Arts Program in Humanities (MAPH). Each preceptor works with a group of twelve students throughout the academic year. Preceptors’ responsibilities include academic and professional advising; planning and teaching weekly discussion groups and grading in connection with Foundations of Interpretive Theory (the MAPH Core course) in fall quarter; planning and leading thesis writing workshops during the winter and spring quarters; and participating staff meetings as well as in a range of social and other program events. The MAPH community is close-knit and enthusiastic, and our success depends on the excellent work of our preceptors. Together with the rest of the MAPH staff, our preceptors help more than a hundred new graduate students through an intensive year to a master's degree in June. MAPH preceptors must be advanced graduate students (beyond the proposal stage; preferably already admitted to candidacy), from any discipline in the Humanities Division, although we will consider applicants from Divinity and the humanistic Social Sciences as well. Our final decisions will be strongly guided by the main areas of academic interest represented in our incoming class. Questions about applications and about MAPH should be addressed to Maren Robinson ( For questions about the work of the preceptors and about MAPH, contact Hilary Strang ( preceptor’s salary for 2013-14 will be $25,000, with the appointment running from 9/1/14 to 6/15/15 (please note the early start date). Preceptorships provide tuition remission but not health insurance or other benefits. You will also have the option of applying to teach a stand-alone course for MAPH students (for an additional $5000). The preceptorship is a year-long appointment, renewable (upon successful yearly review) for up to three years. We are able to employ preceptors for one academic year after receipt of the doctorate. If you'd like to apply, please submit the following materials in hard copy to Classics 117 by 4 PM, Monday May 5: a letter detailing your qualifications, research interests, teaching interests and experience, a 250-500 word teaching statement discussing how you would teach or have taught a difficult theoretical text (alternatively, you might discuss an experience you have had being taught how to use or engage with theory), a writing sample of no more than 12 pages. Any sample you think appropriate will be fine: an article, a dissertation proposal, an excerpt from a dissertation chapter, a conference paper, comments on a sample student paper (copies of the paper are available in the MAPH office, Classics 117 or via email from Maren Robinson,, a one-paragraph description of a course you might teach in winter quarter, transcripts from the University of Chicago and any other graduate institutions you've attended. These can be unofficial copies, the names of two faculty members who are willing to recommend you for the preceptorship, a brief note (or email, sent to Maren Robinson, from your department’s DGS indicating that the department considers you in good standing for the preceptorship, and lastly a copy of your CV. Interviews will be scheduled after May 5.

The Art Institute of Chicago Pritzker Chair of Asian Art and Curator of Chinese Art
The Art Institute of Chicago is now accepting applications for an experienced curator and administrator in the field of Chinese Art to serve as the Pritzker Chair of the Department of Asian Art as well as the Chinese art curator. The Chair provides strong leadership and a forward vision in the growth, research, management, presentation and interpretation of the collection, as well as develops a distinguished exhibition, research and publication program in Asian Art.    He or she plays a vital role in the institution’s strategic goal of enhancing the museum’s visibility and reputation in Asia.  The Pritzker Chair of Asian Art reports to the President and Director of the museum. He or she mentors and works with a team of 4 curators, the collection manager, departmental specialist, departmental technician and the secretary and assistant to the Chair. For more information, and for the application, please visit

Freie Universität Berlin POINT Research Fellowship Program
The “Postdoc International” POINT research fellowship program – co-financed by the German Excellence Initiative and the Marie Curie Program of the European Commission – provides funding for outstanding postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines to conduct their own research project at Freie Universität Berlin. The aim is to support highly-qualified postdocs with international research experience and to integrate them into the university’s research networks in an early phase of their career. Starting in January 2015, each research fellowship will be awarded for 18 months. The deadline for applications is July 4, 2014, 12:00 noon (Berlin local time). Applicants have to submit a project plan based around the research fields/ key topics of the participating Excellence Projects or Focus Areas. (Information available here): For more information, please visit

Dickinson College, Visiting Assistant Professor, East Asian History
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  Review of dossiers will begin April 18.  If candidates have questions, they may contact the History department chair, Regina Sweeney, at

Tufts University, Part-time Lecturer on Chinese History, History Department
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 ( 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 or visit

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