Job Openings: Feb. 17, 2014

JOB OPENINGS: Feb. 17, 2014

Teaching Fellow at ASIANNetwork

With the generous support of the Luce Foundation, ASIANetwork is supporting teaching fellow positions for its member colleges in 2014-15.  For more information about our program and links to current position postings, see: 

 The positions will be available for Asian Music fellowship at Hope College and Asian Theater and Performance fellowship at Muhlenberg College.

Columbia University Assistant Professor Position

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in premodern Chinese literature and humanities up to 1800 with specialization in poetry or cognate areas in cultural history and the humanities broadly defined.  The appointee will be responsible for teaching broad courses for undergraduates and specialized courses for graduate students, including courses providing advanced training in the reading of Chinese poetry, as well as for the teaching of classical Chinese to students of all levels.  The appointee will work closely with colleagues to develop an innovative curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  We expect the successful candidate to have broad comparative interests and to participate in Core courses like East Asian Humanities and Chinese Civilization.  The appointee will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda and be prepared to lead graduate seminars as well as direct thesis projects.  The official appointment date will be July 1, 2015, and the appointee is expected to defend his or her dissertation by the end of May, 2015.  The review of applications will begin March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply for the position, please use the following URL: 

Classical Chinese Literature Position

The Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, invites applications for an open-rank position in Classical Chinese Literature. ICLP is a research-oriented institute and preference will be given to scholars who have demonstrated the potential to make significant research contributions. Applications should include (in 6 copies): 1) a detailed curriculum vitae; 2) a photocopy of Ph.D. certificate; 3) a detailed research plan for the next three years; 4) a list of publications; 5) Up to three publications or scholarly writing samples (one of these can be the Ph.D, dissertation). Please provide summaries in Chinese if the original was written in a language other than Chinese. The application deadline is June 1, 2014.Please submit applications to: The Director’s office, Institute of Chinese Literature and Philosophy (84), Academia Sinica, 128 Academia Road, Sec. 2, Nankang, Taipei 115, Taiwan, ROC. For further information please contact Mr. Huang: Tel: +886-2-2789-5713; Email:; fax: +886-2-2788-3132.

Head of Department of Asian and International Studies

City University of Hong Kong is now accepting applications for: Head of Department of Asian and International Studies.  Reporting to the Provost through the Dean of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, the Head of Department will provide leadership and strategic direction in research and professional education for the Department.  The Head will encourage and promote academic excellence, and steer the Department to enhance the mission and vision of the University in alignment with the University's Strategic Plan. A doctorate degree with strong academic and professional qualifications, a distinguished record of teaching, research and scholarship, and substantial relevant experience in tertiary education; outstanding management effectiveness; commitment to teamwork; and strong communication and networking skills to build and nurture internal and external contacts to the benefit of the Department. Further information on the post and the University is available at

Visiting Assistant Professorship

Augustana College invites applications for a one-year, visiting assistant professorship in Modern East Asian history beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. The department has a high likelihood of conducting a tenure-track search during the 2015-2016 academic year.  Preference will be given to applicants who specialize in Chinese history and can teach courses in Japanese history. We seek candidates who are passionate scholar-teachers with an awareness of the liberal arts and a deep interest in teaching undergraduate students. Augustana is on a trimester calendar and the candidate will teach eight courses over three terms, including courses in Augustana’s innovative first-year Liberal Studies curriculum. A Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment and an interest in contributing to Augustana’s Asian Studies program is expected. Details about Augustana, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: