Job Openings: August 28, 2013

Job Openings

The IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies at the University Duisburg-Essen (Germany) has 12 open positions for doctoral researchers. Six Junior Research Groups will focus on innovations in East Asia regarding new forms of mobility (e-mobility) and urbanization, promoting transdisziplinary cooperation. Applications are invited from candidates from all fields linkable such as social sciences, cultural studies, planning sciences, engineering and economics. Please note the Job announcement on and details regarding the Junior Research Groups on

The Department of Asian Studies at St. Olaf College seeks an energetic and committed teacher/scholar in Chinese Language and Asian Studies, beginning fall 2014. This is a tenure-track position at the assistant professor rank. Salary is competitive. Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in a relevant field by September 1, 2014. Native or near-native competence in Chinese and English, demonstrated strong teaching skills and scholarly promise are required. Applicants must submit application materials on the St. Olaf College Human Resources website at:  Application review begins October 1, 2013. The initial application should include: a cover letter outlining qualifications, a current curriculum vitae, a short statement describing teaching philosophy and research interests, an example of in-class teaching, unofficial graduate transcripts, names and email contact information for three professional references. Questions may be directed to: Professor Karil Kucera,

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University announces a tenure-track assistant professor position for a scholar and teacher of early Chinese literature specializing in any area of literary production, including histories of texts and writing, intellectual history, material culture, and the intersection of literature and religion, during any pre-20th century period; the primary focus of this search is from the Song through the Qing dynasties, but scholars specializing in earlier periods who engage themes or theoretical approaches that cross national boundaries or conventional periodization are also welcome to apply.  Candidates should be able to teach a general education “Introduction to China” class as well as more advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, including Classical Chinese. Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2014, and publishing record or strong potential for publishing is important. Submit by October 21, 2013, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, reading sample, statement of teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation electronically at

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tuebingen invites applications for the position of Associate Professor (W 1) of Korean Studies with focus on modern Korean society and culture. The position is initially limited to four years, with the possibility of extension by a further two years. The chosen candidate will be requested to teach four hours per week (six hours in the last two years) during the winter and summer terms. Requirements for appointment are an excellent PhD dissertation, publications, teaching experience as well as excellent command of the Korean language (spoken and written). Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, and list of publications and teaching experience in paper and electronic form as well as own monographs and five representative articles in electronic form) should be sent until August 31, 2013. Email:

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences of the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, which is supported by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. Candidates may be in any field of the humanities whose research addresses the connections between images and texts in any part of East Asia prior to the nineteenth century. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in cross-disciplinary approaches to research and teaching. Expertise in digital humanities is preferred. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (graduate and undergraduate) in various fields within the candidate's areas of specialization, and provide service to the University and professional organizations. Candidates must also demonstrate strong potential to interact productively across traditional disciplinary boundaries. The appointment start date will begin August 25, 2014. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0612668 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship of approximately 60 pages (Attach to Writing Sample 1). Three letters of recommendation are required. Please have reference letter writers email letters directly to Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013 and priority will be given to applications received by that date. Please direct questions about the position to Gustav Heldt, Chair, East Asia Image-Text Search Committee,

The Department of History at the University of California, San Diego ( within the Division of Arts and Humanities at UC San Diego  invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Asian American History.  Chronological period and specialization are open.  We welcome expertise in transnationalism, comparative and relational approaches to the study of race and ethnicity, immigration, gender, and sexuality. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting. Salary will be commensurate with experience and publications and in general accordance with the published salary schedules of the University of California. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2014. Proof of authorization to work in the U.S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986). Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. To Apply: Applications will be accepted electronically at .  Submit cover letter summarizing teaching experience, interests and involvement in scholarly fields, C.V., teaching evaluations and writing sample (no more than 40 pages). Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by letter-writer (or letter service), and a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions. (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see Contributions to diversity may include considerations of probable contributions to a diverse campus environment, past or ongoing service to underserved populations, experience with recruitment efforts at the undergraduate or graduate level, and familiarity with or participation in programs aimed at fostering diversity within higher education.

The University of Notre Dame Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Chinese history at the assistant or associate professor level.   Period and area of specialization are open, but applicants must be prepared to offer survey courses on modern Chinese history.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2013.  Candidates should send a letter of application, c.v. and three letters of recommendation to Professor Patrick Griffin, Chair, Department of History, 219 OShaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN  46556.  The University of Notre Dame is an affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to fostering a culturally diverse atmosphere for faculty, staff, and students.  Women, minorities, and those attracted to a university with a Catholic identity are encouraged to apply.  Information about Notre Dame is available at,  and about the department  at