Job Openings: June 30, 2014

The University of Cambridge is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Japanese in the Department of East Asian Studies, to begin on 1 January 2015. The post is a fixed-term three-year appointment. The appointee will be required to deliver lectures, hold classes and give seminars, to undertake research, and be prepared to supervise undergraduate and graduate dissertations. The successful candidate must have a PhD in hand by the time of arrival at Cambridge and a p! roven ability to read and teach a wide-range of pre-modern styles of written Japanese as well as having an excellent command of the modern language. The position would be focused on teaching several language classes with the possibility of extra lectures in the candidate's expertise and/or teaching a special subject in the candidate's field, in consultation with the Japan studies group and the Head of Department. Fourth year dissertation supervisions and regular language supervisions may be a requirement of the role, as well as assistance with the weekly seminar series which has run for a number of years. Further details are available on the Faculty website:, including instructions about how to apply online. You should upload a cv and covering letter as part of your application. The closing date for applications is 12 noon 15 August 2014. It is anticipated that in! terviews will take place on 16 October 2014. Please quote reference GX03463 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. Contact: Informal enquiries about the post may be made to Dr Barak Kushner, Website:

The Department of History and Classical Studies, McGill University is looking for a Course Lecturer to teach two courses in East Asian History in Winter 2015: HIST 338 (Twentieth-Century China); HIST 445 (Late Imperial China). The remuneration for each history course will be $7200 (including vacation pay). Please submit a letter of interest addressed to Prof. Elizabeth Elbourne, one letter of reference, a curriculum vitae, a letter of support from your supervisor, if applicable (applications from PhD students or Postdoctoral Fellows), and a syllabus if a similar course has been taught by an applicant. Also, teaching evaluations from one course - either as a course lecturer or as a teaching assistant - should also be submitted. All documents are to be sent by e-mail  A Ph.D. in the discipline is preferred, but doctoral candidates are welcome to apply. The deadline to apply is Friday, July 11, 2014. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and until the position is filled. Contracts for Course Lecturers are governed by the “Guidelines for Employment of Contract Academic Staff.” Details on employment of Course Lecturers may be found on the Academic Personnel website: All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please note that a valid work permit is required for all non-Canadians, with the exception of Permanent Residents of Canada. McGill University is committed to equity in employment and diversity. It welcomes applications from indigenous peoples, visible minorities, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to further diversification.