Job Openings: January 20, 2014

The City University of New York requests applications for the position Assistant Program (Job ID: 10008). Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree required. Other Qualifications: Strong familiarity with MS Office including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel; good web skills, prior experience working with budgets; and excellent communication and written skills are desirable. Two years of administrative experience preferred. Fluent in a Database System such as MYSQL or be able to learn it within 3 months of starting the job is highly desirable. Ability to make minor changes and addition to the Computer Science web pages preferred. How to Apply: Please apply using the link below:  If you are unable to upload your application please email Make sure to indicate which position you are applying for and that you have submitted your application online.

Drake University History Department invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern East Asian History starting August 2014.  Candidates should be committed to teaching.  The individual will teach a 4/3 load, including participation in a two-semester global history course and teaching courses in her/his area of specialty.  Preference given to candidates with expertise in modern China and Japan.  Ability to teach race, class, and gender desirable.  Ph.D. preferred, candidates in final stages considered.  Salary competitive with peer schools.  Submit letter of interest, C.V., teaching evaluations from most recent year of teaching, course syllabi, and contact information for three references to  Review of applicants will begin January 24, 2014 and continue until the position has been filled. Direct questions to

New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in World History (Job ID: 9890). History is located in the Social Science Department, an interdisciplinary department offering courses in the following disciplines:  Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, Psychology, Philosophy and Sociology. The position requires a commitment to teaching, scholarly research resulting in publications and presentations, sustained service to the department and college, and academic advisement. The candidate hired will be expected to participate actively in College/University-wide initiatives and function collaboratively in department level efforts, playing an active role in the creation/development/assessment of department curricula. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in History in hand by the date of appointment in August 2014 with two years of College level teaching experience. The preferred candidate would have expertise or specialization in the history of the Middle East, South Asia, or Islamic peoples. Candidates with a sub-specialty in the history of science are especially encouraged to apply. Courses to be taught include both halves of a World History survey and advanced courses in the area of specialization. The position offers opportunities for interdisciplinary work and collaboration with faculty in the Schools of Arts & Sciences, Professional Studies, and Technology & Design. Research and publication are required for tenure and promotion. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Visit, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.  Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes may begin 1/31/14.

The Department of History at Wesleyan University seeks a historian for a one-year position in the history of Japan and East Asia. Specialization is open, but at least one of the successful applicant’s courses will be a broad survey of pre-modern Japanese history. In all, the appointee will offer five courses, three survey courses and two seminars, all of which will be cross-listed with Wesleyan’s College of East Asian Studies. The College is an extended, interdisciplinary major program that offers its students and faculty extensive opportunities for interaction in East Asian languages. It is expected that the appointee will be a participant in the College’s activities. Candidates should have a Ph.D in hand or near completion. Submit letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation and a one-page thesis abstract, at: Applications received by 3 March 2014 will receive full consideration.

Nagoya University seeks applications for the position of Assistant Professor, Japanese or East Asian culture. Qualifications: (1) Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or show evidence of an equivalent academic career; (2) Japanese language proficiency is required for handling administrative matters, as well as English for teaching; (3) Applicants who specialize in Japanese or Asian culture within the field of humanities are preferred. Application documents: (1) Curriculum vitae (with a passport-size identity photograph, email address, and a list of academic achievements included); (2) Copies of three key publications (Offprints and photocopies are acceptable. Mark these publications in the list of academic achievements.); (3) Statement of your aspirations and intentions regarding the duties of this assistant professor position if you are employed (up to two A4 pages). Application entries must arrive by 24 February, 2014. Application documents should be sent, by registered mail, to: Prof. Motokazu KIMATA, Dean, the Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University, Furō-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601, Japan. (Application documents must be sent in an envelope marked in red with “Application Documents for Assistant Professor Position.”) For further information and inquiries, please contact: General Affairs Office of Humanities, Graduate School of Letters, Nagoya University, Furō-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya, 464-8601, Japan, Fax: (81)52-789-2666 from overseas and (052)789-2666 from inside Japan.