Job Openings: February 3, 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.  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: http://jobs.messiah.edu/postings/2975.

The DFG Research Training Group 1613 Risk and East Asia (University Duisburg-Essen) 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. 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.  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 www.risk-and-eastasia.de. Applicants are encouraged to contact one of the Speakers about the preparation of their applications: Prof. Karen Shire, PhD karen.shire@uni.due.de and Prof. Flemming Christiansen, PhD flemming.christiansen@uni-due.de

Alderman George A. Cardenas represents the residents of the 12th Ward in the City of Chicago City Council and is offering internships for undergraduate or graduate students interested in public policy and public service. Opportunities will be available at both the City Hall and Ward Office with an emphasis on the Chinese community in our ward. Students interested in gaining hands-on experience in municipal government and working directly with the community in local issues should apply. Interns typically assist with answering phones, taking notes during meetings, coordinating mailings and email blasts and general constituent services. Successful candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills, an ability to multitask and a good sense of humor. Must be motivated, detail oriented, and a self-starter. Fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin is preferred. This is a great opportunity for college students looking to get involved in policy and constituent services at the city level. Our office is happy to assist with necessary forms for students to receive credit at their college or university. Eligible candidates should have: Current enrollment in an accredited college or university; Proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications – Word, Excel, and Access; Flexible schedule with a minimum of 15 hours per week; Excellent writing and editing skills; Willingness to do administrative work; Fluency in Cantonese or Mandarin. To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter of no more than one page to Anabel.Abarca@cityofchicago.org with “2014 Internship” in the subject line. Include schedule availability in the cover letter. 

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