Job Openings: January 27, 2014

The Department of History at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Appointment to this position will be for a term of one year, beginning first semester of the 2014-15 academic year, and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of Global or Transnational Environmental History.  Regional specialty open. Specific courses include a one-semester survey of Global Environmental History, and other classes in the candidate’s area of specialization. Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by August 2014).  Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable. To be assured of consideration, send the following (hard copy or Interfolio only): letter of application; a curriculum vitae; graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference.* Materials should be should be sent to: Leonard V. Smith, Chair, Department of History, Rice 317, 10 North Professor Street, Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio, 44074 by March 1, 2014.  Application materials received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.  Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  *By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references.

Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,000 undergraduates, invites applications for a one-year replacement visiting assistant professorship in the Department of History for the 2014-15 academic year.  Applicants must have a PhD or be advanced ABD candidates in history.  Potential for excellent teaching at an undergraduate institution is essential. The course load will be five classes, including the survey in early East Asian history and four classes in the visitor's area of experience.  The College is committed to preparing students for leadership in an increasingly interdependent world, and affirms the educational benefits of diversity. (See http://www.lclark.edu/dept/about/diversity.html). A complete application must include (1) a letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, teaching experience, and research interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (4) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees).  All materials should be addressed to Chair, Susan Glosser and must be submitted via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/24315).  Click “Apply” to create your free account. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Lewis & Clark College, located in Portland, OR, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The College will conduct background checks on the finalists for the position.

University of Oxford invites applications for the permanent appointment to an Associate Professorship in the Economy of Japan, to be held in the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies (SIAS), in association with a non-stipendiary Non-Tutorial Fellowship at St Antony’s College with effect from 1 October 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should have received by 1 October 2014 the degree of PhD in Economics or related field (to include economics, economic history and business and management studies) with a specialisation in Japan.  The successful candidate must demonstrate a research record in the Economy of Japan of international standing appropriate to the stage of his or her career and evidence of imaginative current and future research plans, including the potential to lead new research initiatives; a record of success in securing research funding, or a demonstrable desire to do so; a fluent command of the Japanese language; the ability to deliver excellent tutorial teaching and to give lectures and classes; the ability to supervise and relate well to high achieving students at all levels; and a willingness to undertake administration and pastoral responsibilities on behalf of SIAS and St Antony’s College. The successful applicant will have research interests in Economics or related fields with a specialisation in Japan. He/she will be expected to contribute to the SIAS graduate curriculum in the teaching of Modern Japanese Studies, the undergraduate teaching about Japan and be capable of doctoral supervision.  More precisely, this post holder will be asked to deliver one of the core modules, ‘Japanese Economic Policy’ as well as lectures as part of the research methods lecture series (specifically quantitative methods). Other teaching duties include contributing to the undergraduate teaching about modern Japan that takes place in the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the supervision of research at all levels. The post holder will also be expected to contribute to the administration of the School. Please refer to the further particulars for full details of the requirements for this post. The salary for this post will be on a scale from £43,745 p.a. The post is located in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 27 Winchester Road, Oxford. Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the SIAS website http://www.area-studies.ox.ac.uk/vacancies, or by writing to the Assistant to the Departmental Administrator, School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies, 12 Bevington Road, Oxford OX2 6LS (vacancies@area.ox.ac.uk).

Washington University in St. Louis seeks highly promising post-doctoral candidates in Japanese literature and/or culture for a one-year post-doctoral teaching position 2014-2015 in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures.  The field of specialization is open to any in Japanese culture broadly defined but preference is given to those with training in literature of any era.   Applicants with additional expertise in another East Asian field are strongly encouraged. Candidates must have native or near native proficiency in modern Japanese and English and should be able to teach thematic courses in their academic discipline in Japanese as well as both introductory classes and seminars in English.  We are interested in a dynamic scholar who is prepared to engage with both graduate and undergraduate students and interested in exploring and developing new pedagogical strategies.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Japanese literature or a related field by the time of appointment and should be no more than three years beyond receipt of their doctorate. The teaching load is four courses per year. Applicants must apply through the Washington University HR website:  https://jobs.wustl.edu/ Job ID number: 27281. Applications should include a cover letter, descriptions of two courses and sample syllabi, if available, a CV, a research statement of up to 1,500 words, and a sample of recent work. These materials should be uploaded to the HR website. Three letters of reference should be emailed directly by the referees to Search Committee Chair, Professor Rebecca Copeland, at copeland@wustl.edu. Application review will begin March 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Fo Guang University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor or higher in the Department of Buddhist Studies.  The successful applicant must have a PhD in a relevant field.  Preference is given to those able to teach in both Chinese Mandarin and English.  For the full job posting, please see https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=48364.

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