Job Openings: February 24, 2014

With the generous support of the Luce Foundation, ASIANetwork is supporting three teaching fellow positions for its member colleges in 2014-15.  For more information about our program and links to current position postings, see: Hendrix College:   Southeast Asian Studies (various disciplines); Hope College:  Asian Music; Muhlenberg College:  Asian Theater and Performance. What is ASIANetwork? A consortium of around 160 North American colleges, ASIANetwork strives to strengthen the role of Asian Studies within the framework of liberal arts education to help prepare succeeding generations of undergraduates for a world in which Asian societies play prominent roles in an ever more interdependent world.  For more information, see:

The Asian Studies Department at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year position as visiting assistant professor in Chinese language/culture for the 2014-15 academic year.  Required: native or near-native command of Chinese and English. Specialization is open. Participation in department activities expected. Teaching load is 3-3, including all levels of language and one content course.  Language teaching experience preferred. ABD candidates may apply. Apply online at: For full consideration, application must be submitted by March 7, 2014. 

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:

Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in Japanese history, to serve as a joint appointment in the History Department and Asian Studies Program, beginning Fall 2014.  Teaching load is two courses each semester.  Subfield open.  Candidate will be expected to teach classes and advise independent studies broadly in modern as well as premodern Japan.  Ph.D. preferred, but advanced ABDs will be considered. For further information about the college please visit our website: Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions.  Please visit to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, syllabi of two proposed courses, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request. Review of applications will begin March 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Cambridge invites applicants to apply for one fixed-term full-time post (two years) of Research Associate to the ERC-funded project, The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia, 1945-1965. Applicants are encouraged to look at the project website ( and contact the project director, Dr Barak Kushner,, ahead of time. To apply online for this vacancy, please go to the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Faculty job vacancy page and the link to the application site at the bottom. ( Please quote reference GU02720 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Interviews to take place in week commencing 28 April 2014.

The Departments of Anthropology and East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seek to hire a full-time scholar of the anthropology of Korea at the visiting assistant professor level whose work will contribute to the research and teaching missions of both departments. Appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year based on positive performance evaluations and funding availability. A PhD in hand by time of appointment is required. A successful candidate will present an active research agenda, an emerging record of scholarly publications, and a strong commitment to innovative teaching and student mentoring.  Please create your candidate profile through and submit application materials: a letter of interest outlining current and future research as well as teaching interests, and curriculum vitae. Application will require the contact information for three professional references. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois job board will be considered. To ensure full consideration, all required materials must be submitted by March 10, 2014. The target starting date of appointment is August 16, 2014. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. For further information regarding application procedures, please contact