Job Openings: February 10, 2014

The Department of History at Messiah College invites applications for a one-year lecturer position in World History beginning August 2014. Responsibliities: Teaching responsibilities will include introductory and advanced courses in World History. Ability to teach non-Western history for both general education and major courses is required. Evidence of strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in the liberal arts tradition is expected. Qualifications: Ph.D. Or A.B.D. in History with focus on non-Western World preferred. M.A. with substantial teaching experience in non-Western World History may be considered. Starting Date for Position: August 2014. Compensation: Salary and rank commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application/Nominations: Application materials will be reviewed upon receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled. Please provide a current curriculum vitae or resume as well as a letter of interest that clearly explains how your Christian faith represents a strong fit with the mission of Messiah College, which is “to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society. Vitate Instructions to Applicants: Curriculum Vitae must include: (1) education, (2) previous employment history, (3) scholarly and professional accomplishments (e.g., papers, publication, recitals, showings), (4) membership in scholarly, professional, or honor societies, and (5) awards and honors received. To apply, please click:

The Asian Studies Program at Hamilton College invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in any discipline for a scholar working on Japan and the environment to begin July 1, 2014. Applicants must have completed Ph.D. by the time of appointment and possess a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Fluency in Japanese is expected. The successful candidate will be housed in an appropriate department, teach three courses a year, at least one of which will be a course on Japan and cross-listed in Hamilton's interdisciplinary program in Asian Studies. The annual salary is $50,000 for the candidate with degree in hand. Submit application materials, including a letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract (Dissertation Abstracts Online version), a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and course syllabi to Interfolio at Address inquiries to Professor Kyoko Omori, Japan and the Environment Search Committee Chair, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, NY, 13323. Review of applications will begin on February 7, 2014.

The DFG Research Training Group 1613 Risk and East Asia invites applications for: Three Doctoral Positions and Two Doctoral Stipends. These positions are available from October 2014 for three years (subject to a satisfactory progress review after 12 months). Following a successful review in 2013, the Research Training Group Risk and East Asia is entering its second funding period from April 2014 until the end of September 2018. The group is part of the inter-faculty Institute of East Asian Studies (IN-EAST) at the University Duisburg-Essen. IN-EAST offers degree programs at the BA and MA levels, combining disciplinary studies in Economics, Political Science and Sociology with Chinese and Japanese Studies. IN-EAST has recently been awarded funding by the German Ministry of Education and Research for a new School of Advanced Studies, with extensive support for post-doctoral research. The Research Training Group 1613 cooperates internationally with the White Rose East Asia Centre at the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield in the UK, Renmin and Nankai Universities in China, the University of Tokyo in Japan and the German Institute for Japan Studies, Tokyo. In some training measures we cooperate with the FU Berlin Graduate School of East Asian Studies funded by the German Excellence Initiative. The research program of the Risk and East Asia group is aimed at understanding how large processes of economic, political and social institutional change play out in East Asian, as compared to European, national and regional contexts. Participating researchers examine the impact of market transformations, individualization, decentralization and transnationalization processes on shifts in the responsibility for and governance of risks from states to markets, public to private bodies, and collective to individual actors. The doctoral curriculum in the first year provides extensive training in economic and social scientific methods. In the economics part of the program this includes extensive training in experimental methods. We invite applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Economics, Business Administration, Political Science, Sociology or East Asian degree programs with a strong social-scientific component. Candidates must hold a Master's degree in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion and demonstrate advanced language skills in Chinese or Japanese. Doctoral scholarship holders receive a basic monthly stipend of 1,365 Euros, plus family allowances in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable. Remuneration for doctoral positions is based on Grade E 13 TV-L (50%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. Additional funding is available to support field research conducted in East Asia. The Doctoral degrees are conferred by the Faculty of Social Sciences (Political Science, Sociology) or the Faculty of Business Administration/Mercator School of Management. The application deadline is March 1, 2014. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview within a month of the application deadline. For detailed information on the application procedure please see our homepage Applicants are encouraged to contact one of the Speakers about the preparation of their applications: Prof. Karen Shire, PhD and Prof. Flemming Christiansen, PhD

The Center for the Art of East Asia and the Department of Art History at the University of Chicago invite applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Scholar with concurrent Lecturer appointment that is expected to begin September 1, 2014. We seek an outstanding scholar in Chinese art history who will further his/her own research at UChicago. The holder of this position 1) is required to be in residence, 2) conducts research in a stated field of concentration under the mentorship of a faculty member, 3) teaches one course each year, and 4) participates in regular colloquia and workshops in the Center and Department. The position is benefits-eligible and may be extended for an additional year upon satisfactory review. Applicants must have received their Ph.D. degree by June of 2014 and not earlier than September of 2009. Complete application materials include a cover letter, a project proposal including statement of research and teaching interests, CV with a list of publications, 2-3 writing samples (including a dissertation chapter), dissertation table of contents and abstract, completed Postdoctoral Scholar Supplemental Data Form, and letters of recommendation from three individuals familiar with the work of the applicant (to be sent separately or electronically to Applications should be sent to the Center for the Art of East Asia and Department of Art History, The University of Chicago, Attn.: Katherine Tsiang, 5540 South Greenwood Avenue, Chicago IL 60637. In addition, applicants must upload the CV and cover letter to the Academic Career Opportunities Website ( posting #02028 by March 15, 2014. For full consideration application materials should be received by March 15, 2014. All application materials must be received by April 30, 2014. For questions, please email