Job Openings: July 28, 2014

The Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University invites applications for an open-ranked (senior or junior) position in Medieval Chinese Literature (Six Dynasties through Song). The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by September 1, 2015. For full consideration, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (e.g., a dissertation chapter). Junior applicants should also solicit three letters of recommendation. Recommenders should mail their letters directly to Medieval Chinese Literature Search Committee, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, 211 Jones Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544. Senior applicants should not submit letters of reference at this time. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Humanities and Social Studies Education (HSSE) Academic Group at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) intends to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professorship or Associate Professorship in Social Studies Education. Successful candidates must have: A PhD in Social Studies Education, or a related field, from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment; A good track record in teaching and research, and / or a promising trajectory in research and publication; Familiarity with the Singapore Secondary Social Studies curriculum and the Singapore education system; Some international experience preferred; Experience in teacher education; Excellent interpersonal, communication and technology skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality. Successful candidates will be expected to: Teach undergraduate-level and in-service professional development courses in Social Studies Education; Supervise undergraduate pre-service teachers in their school teaching practice; Mentor undergraduate pre-service teachers; Teach postgraduate courses in the Master of Arts programme offered by HSSE; Undertake any administrative duties required as exigency of service. For enquiries, interested applicants may write to Associate Professor Mark Baildon, Head, HSSE at mark.baildon@nie.edu.sg. To apply, please submit your detailed curriculum vitae, list of publications, three writing samples and names and contact details of three academic referees to Mark Baildon at mark.baildon@nie.edu.sg. This position will remain open until filled. Website: http://www.nie.edu.sg.

The Austrian Academy of Sciences invites applications to a search for Director of the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia. The Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (IKGA) is dedicated to the exploration of various cultures in Asia. Its mission is to enhance our knowledge in various Asia-related fields and to promote our understanding of the contacts, mutual influences and manifold developments of Asian cultures. Research is mainly conducted in the fields of Indology, Tibetology, Japanology, Chinese Buddhism, Religious Studies and Buddhology. The internationally and historically most important research focuses on the publication of important, newly recovered sources of Indian Buddhism. This specific orientation is a result of the agreement of the Austrian Academy of Sciences with the China Tibetology Research Center. The applicant must possess an outstanding competence to support and further develop the work carried out at the Institute. He/she is expected to successfully initiate third-party funding and to strengthen international ties, since both are an indispensable prerequisite for securing the long-term consolidation and further expansion of the Institute. The director´s responsibilities include: continuing to develop her/his position as a leading academic researcher; including publication and  securing of external funding setting and advancing the research strategy of the Institute continuing and advancing the cooperation with the China Tibetology Research Center leading, managing and developing the Institute to ensure the delivery of internationally-leading research advancing ÖAW’s commitment to the research foci by adding to the world-wide visibility of the Institute through maintaining and developing its interna­tional activities representing the Institute both internally and externally. The profile of this position requires: outstanding research record with focus on the literature of Indian Buddhist philosophy and experience in the edition of manuscripts with an excellent track record of publications in these fields internationally demonstrated research profile (habilitation or equivalent qualification) demonstrated excellence in leadership, in building and sustaining national and international research networks, and in the management of international projects experience in raising third-party funds commitment to integrative and collaborative work and capacity building excellent knowledge of the English language. Candidates are requested to send a cover letter including the standard documents such as CV, list of publications with reprints of the five key publications, short description of the current and/or future research activities, as well as an outlook on the potential scientific development of the Institute to the following address: President, o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Anton ZEILINGER, Dr. Ignaz Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA, praesident@oeaw.ac.at. Applications should reach us by October 31st, 2014. Late applications may be considered until the position has been filled. In an attempt to increase the share of women in academic leadership positions, the ÖAW especially invites female candidates to apply for the present position. Any questions related to this position should be directed to Dr. Alexander Nagler by phone +43/1/51581/1272 or mail: alexander.nagler@oeaw.ac.at. For more information about the Austrian Academy of Sciences please visit the homepage http://www.oeaw.ac.at. Information about the Institute is available under http://www.ikga.oeaw.ac.at/.

Wesleyan University’s History Department invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in the history of China to begin July 1, 2015. Area of specialization and time period are open. Teaching responsibilities (2-2 teaching load) include surveys of the history of traditional and modern China and seminars designed for History and East Asian Studies majors. The successful candidate will be fully housed in the History Department but be expected to participate in the academic planning and intellectual life of the College of East Asian Studies. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2015. You will be required to upload electronic versions of the items we require, which are (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a chapter-length writing sample. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees from whom we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation (please double-check the accuracy of the email addresses of the referees you name to insure that you have the most up-to-date email addresses for each one). After you have submitted all of the required documents, you will see a confirmation number. At that point, each of your three referees whose email address you have provided will receive an automatically-generated email requesting that he or she submit a letter or reference for you. Applications due November 14,2014. Departmental contact: Professor Bruce Masters, Chair of the Search Committee, bmasters@wesleyan.edu. Note for Interfolio users: We gladly accept letters of recommendation from Interfolio. From your Interfolio account, please use the “web delivery” method to upload your letters directly to our online application. For further instructions, look here: http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System. Contact: Bruce Masters, Chair of the Search Committee, bmasters@wesleyan.edu.

Yale University Department of Religious Studies intends to make a tenure-track appointment in the field of East Asian Buddhism beginning July 1, 2015, at the rank of Assistant Professor.  Applications are invited and welcome from scholars with research specialties in pre-modern Chinese and/or Japanese Buddhism.  Expert knowledge of Japanese and Chinese required and a familiarity with Sanskrit desired. A PhD or equivalent degree at the time of hire is required.  Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, protected veterans, persons with disabilities, and underrepresented minorities.  A letter of application describing your research, a c.v., a two-page dissertation abstract, a chapter-length writing sample, a syllabus for an introductory undergraduate course, " East Asian Buddhism," and three letters of reference should be submitted on-line at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Yale/RLST. The review of applications will begin December 1, 2014.  Contact: phyllis.granoff@yale.edu.

The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) invites scholars of modern China to teach at the IES Abroad Beijing Center in Fall 2014. The Institute for the International Education of Students, with nearly 60 years of history, is a leading U.S. study-abroad program for American university students. The Beijing Center is located at the Beijing Foreign Studies University and has been in operation since 1990. Since 1990, over 2,500 American university students have studied at the Beijing Center. The Contemporary Issues Program (CIP) is designed for undergraduates with varying levels of Chinese language proficiency. The program is taught using a “modular” schedule in which students choose a single course for a 3.5-week module. Instructors teach 15-16 classes over a 3.5-week period. Each class meets in the morning for 2.5 hours. This schedule is ideal for researchers or other academics with commitments that prevent them from committing to teaching a course for an entire 16-week semester. Currently, we seek qualified instructors in the following areas: Government and Politics in China; Modern Chinese Economy; International Relations of China; Environmental Policy and Environmental Issues in China; Urbanization and Urban Society in China; Youth Culture in China; Modern Chinese Literature/Gender & Sexuality in Modern Chinese Literature. Compensation will be a stipend commensurate with the scholar’s academic status and teaching experience.  In addition, for instructors teaching in the Contemporary Issues Program (CIP) and who are outside of Beijing, the Beijing Center will provide round-trip transportation to Beijing and housing during the term of instruction. Qualifications and Application Submission: Candidates with a doctorate degree, advanced doctoral candidates, or those with a graduate degree and substantial experience in the field and prior teaching experience will be considered.  Applicants should send a C.V. and the names and contact information for two academic references who can address the applicant’s teaching experience.  A brief description of teaching methods the instructor has found to be successful with advanced undergraduate students is also helpful. Contact: All application materials should be sent to Jeremiah Jenne, Director of the IES Abroad Beijing Center, by email to jennej@iesbeijing.org.

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