Job Openings: December 16, 2013

The Department of History at Saginaw Valley State University invites applications for a full-time, one-year temporary faculty position beginning July 1, 2014. The successful applicant will teach 4/4 load, including Modern China, Modern Japan, World History Survey (since 1500) and a survey course on historical methodology. For further information and to apply for this position please visit www.jobs.svsu.edu. Interested individuals must apply online. 

The Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of the Global South, with a specialization in sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, or South East Asia, Subfields and chronological areas of specialty are open, but we are particularly interested in scholars whose interests are transnational and/or interdisciplinary in nature. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. degree in history or to have extensive graduate-level historical training as part of the completion of a Ph.D. in a relevant interdisciplinary field, such as African Studies, Asian Studies, South Asian Studies, or Southeast Asian Studies.  Applications by candidates with a Ph.D. dissertation defense date prior to the date of hire will be considered.  The position will commence on August 25, 2014, and is on a nine-month academic schedule. Teaching responsibilities include the ability to teach the pre- and post-1500 world history introductory surveys as well as sophomore surveys and upper-division courses in the candidate's general fields of expertise.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2014.  First-round finalists will likely be contacted for phone interviews by early March 2014.  We anticipate scheduling campus visits in late March and early April 2014. To apply, please submit a letter of application, curriculum Vitae, unofficial graduate transcripts, at http://www.uwsp.edu/equity/Pages/jobVacancies.aspx and three letters of reference (emailed directly or via interfolio to sallie.kitzrow@uwsp.edu. Applications will not be fully considered until all materials have been received.

The University of Hong Kong invites applications for the position of Dean of the Faculty of Arts.  The Dean will provide academic and strategic leadership within the Faculty, with a view to further strengthening its position as one of the leading Arts faculties internationally. He/she will also be responsible for enhancing the close ties that exist with other academic and professional organizations outside the University, locally, regionally and internationally. The position carries the status and title of Professor and the appointment will be for a term of five years, subject to renewal for longer terms. Qualifications and Qualities: Distinguished academic credentials and international recognition for his/her achievements in research, scholarship and teaching. Academic leadership experience in a university setting. Commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration. A people-person with strong communication and networking skills. Keen interest to remain an active scholar. Application and Nomination: Interested persons are invited to submit their materials by email to the address below on or before 28 February 2014. Heidrick and Struggles, Suite 1408 Two Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Hong Kong, Phone: +852 2103 9347 Email: hkudeanarts@heidrick.com. Website: http://arts.hku.hk/.

Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime Associate Professorship in Japanese linguistics. Research specialization is open. Expertise in sociolinguistics, historical linguistics, discourse studies, or foreign language pedagogy may be an advantage. Appointment will be fixed-term from August 2014 through July 2017, with the possibility of extensions of up to three years, and of tenure thereafter. Applications by high-potential applicants who are currently at the level of Assistant Professor will be considered. Leiden University aims to employ more women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore especially invited to apply. Review of applications from 13 January 2014. Before submitting your application or query, please read the full Call at http://werkenbij.leidenuniv.nl/vacatures/wetenschappelijke-functies/13-362-associate-professorship-in-japanese-linguistics.html.

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