Job Openings: January 7, 2014

The Centre for China Studies at Chinese University of Hong Kong is seeking a specialist in Chinese literature for a Lecturer post in contemporary China studies. Applicants should have (i) a higher degree (at least at Master level) in Chinese literature or a related field and minimum four years' post-Master relevant experience; (ii) an active study specialization in some aspects of Chinese literature; (iii) a wide range of teaching interests; and (iv) high-level proficiency in English and Chinese. The appointee will teach undergraduate courses in Chinese literature and culture in English, and may undertake some administrative duties.  Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for two years commencing August 2014, renewable subject to mutual agreement. Application forms are obtainable (a) at, or (b) in person/by mail with a stamped, self-addressed envelope from the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong, or (c) by fax polling at (852) 3943 1461. Applicants are asked to send their full dossiers (including a completed application form, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a concise sample of published or completed scholarship, two sample course syllabi, and three letters of recommendation), to the Centre for China Studies, Room 1102, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong by post by the closing date. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. Please quote the reference number and mark 'Application -Confidential' on cover. Website:

The Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, invites applications for an open-rank position in Contemporary Literature, Culture, and Media. Assistant Professor is a five year tenure-track appointment, while appointments of Associate Professor and Professor are tenured. The appointment will be effective from September 21, 2014 or April 1, 2015. The candidate should be a comparative literature specialist or a Japanese literature specialist, and should demonstrate an expertise in film studies, performance, manga, animation, or other popular media such as television. The candidate should be able to teach a wide range of topics in contemporary literature from a comparative and/or transnational perspective and should be committed to interdisciplinary research that has a firm grounding in the issues and theories related to popular culture, media, and/or performance. The successful candidate is expected to have research accomplishments and a Ph.D. in hand by the time the job is offered. Teaching experience is preferred. The language of instruction is English, but competence in Japanese language is necessary. Professional or scholarly experience in Japan are assets, as is university administrative experience. The normal undergraduate teaching load is two courses per semester, including one course per year in our Core Program. The successful candidate will also teach in the Graduate Program in Global Studies. Applications should include a cover letter (outlining academic background, fieldwork and research interests, teaching abilities and an explanation of your interest in seeking employment in Japan); a detailed curriculum vitae; the names and addresses of three referees; two publication or writing samples; and syllabi for courses the applicant would be prepared to teach. Applications should be postmarked no later than February 15, 2014 and addressed to: Professor Michio Hayashi, Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Sophia University, 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, JAPAN.

Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, seeks an Instructor in History and Social Science beginning in the 2014-15 academic year. Successful candidates must be prepared to teach students at every level in this four-year school, and, as a member of the department, participate in the instruction of courses in World History, or, US history required for the diploma. In addition, successful candidates will participate in ongoing curricular innovation and integration of technology within the department. Opportunities exist for multidisciplinary, experiential and on- and off-campus program development through a range of Academy resources. We seek candidates who will bring expertise in at least one of the following areas: Latin America, South and/or Central Asia, and East Asia. Specific assignments generally comprise three or four sections, most likely with two or three preparations. The Academy seeks dynamic individuals who will be active participants in all aspects of a residential school - teaching, house counseling, and coaching. A Masters degree plus a minimum of three years teaching experience is preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit electronically a cover letter, rsum, and two letters of reference (portable document files pdfs preferred) to Mr. Patrick J. Farrell, Dean of Faculty, at the following address:

The Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a renewable three-year appointment starting in August 2014 at the Associate Professor level. The ideal candidate will combine an extensive career as an international affairs professional  Foreign/Diplomatic Service, Foreign Commercial Service, intelligence or think tank community, national development agency or NGO, international business  with appropriate academic credentials. We welcome applications from candidates who have been engaged broadly in the area of international affairs (this includes, but is not limited to, the disciplines of political science, economics, history). In addition to possessing an earned doctorate, extended study, research and/or teaching overseas is an advantage, as is competence in a foreign language.  Expertise in a particular region of the world such as Latin America, Africa, or East Asia is also welcome. In addition to standard faculty scholarly research, service and outreach responsibilities, the successful candidate is expected to teach three graduate courses a year and a one credit professional module, and to help organize and support co-curricular activities. Depending upon qualifications, teaching assignments might include courses on diplomacy, economic statecraft, globalization, Middle East politics, cross-cultural negotiation, or international development. Applicants should submit the following materials electronically to a letter of interest that details their experience, strengths, accomplishments, and appropriateness for the position; a curriculum vitae/resume; and any evidence of teaching effectiveness (course syllabi, teaching evaluations).

Lafayette College invites applications for a full-time Lecturer of Chinese beginning August 2014. The successful candidate will teach Chinese language courses at all levels and assist with the building of a quickly growing Chinese program. S/he also will be expected to collaborate actively with department-related cultural events. This is a full-time appointment (3/3 teaching load) with multi-year renewal, contingent on a successful review after one year. Salary and benefits are very competitive. Candidates should have native or near-native fluency in Chinese, significant teaching experience at the college level, training in second-language acquisition, and dedication and enthusiasm for language instruction. Expertise in Chinese linguistics, Chinese literature or cultural studies is also welcome. Ph.D. or ABD preferred. Applicants should submit a complete online dossier (including statement of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and 3 letters of recommendation) by January 31, 2014, to Ms. Joli Mellett, Department Secretary Additional correspondence can be addressed to Prof. Sidney Donnell, Chair of the Chinese Search Committee, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Lafayette College, Easton, PA 18042-1781.

Leiden University invites applications for a fulltime University Lectureship in modern Chinese history in its (East-)Asian contexts, from late Qing to the present day. Specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in scholars whose areas of interest include religion, socio-economic history, or intellectual history. Appointment will be fixed-term from August 2014 through July 2016, with the possibility of extensions of up to four years, and of tenure thereafter. Leiden University aims to employ more women in areas where they are underrepresented. Women are therefore especially invited to apply. Review of applications from 20 January. Before submitting your application or query, please read the full Call at

The Kyushu University International Student Center is seeking to fill a full-time, four-year faculty position in Japanese studies at the associate professor level.  The period of appointment is from April 1, 2014, or shortly thereafter, through March 31, 2018; the successful candidate may be considered for eventual permanent hire. Primary responsibilities for this position include teaching in a humanities or social science field, in English, for the University's various undergraduate degree and exchange programs, as well as conducting research in a Japanese or Asian studies-related area. Desired qualifications: University-level teaching and research experience in Japan; Experience managing or teaching for an education abroad program in Japan or Asia more broadly. Required qualifications: Record of teaching and research in Japanese or Asian studies; Strong commitment to global and intercultural education; Intermediate to advanced proficiency in Japanese language; Fluency or near-fluency in English; Extended experience working in an academic environment abroad; Earned PhD in a humanities or social science field. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, statement of commitment to international education, description of any program management (administration, coordination) experience, three examples of published scholarship, and the names and contact information for three references, all in English, to: Please include ISC faculty position in the subject line.  Inquiries may be directed to the same address.