Job Openings: March 10, 2014

The Department of History at Rhode Island College invites applications for a full-time, one-year limited term position at the rank of Assistant Professor for Fall 2014 to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in East Asian History and the Department’s General Education offering in Asian History:  Asia and the World. Required qualifications:  ABD in East Asian History; college level teaching experience; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and an active research agenda. Preferred qualifications: Ph.D. in History with specialization in East Asian History. The position is open until filled. For full job description and application procedures*, see our web site: https://employment.ric.edu/.

The Asian Studies Department at Gettysburg College invites applications for a one-year position, with strong possibility of renewal for a second year, in Japanese language/culture at the rank of visiting assistant professor to begin August 2014.  Required: native or near-native command of Japanese and English. Specialization is open. Participation in department activities expected. Teaching load is 3-3, including all levels of language and one content course.  Language teaching experience preferred. ABD candidates may apply. Apply online at: http://gettysburg.peopleadmin.com/postings/871. For full consideration, application must be submitted by March 21, 2014.

Bridgewater College seeks an Assistant Professor of Asian History (excluding South Asia) for a tenure-track position to begin August, 2014. Teaching responsibilities include general education surveys of World History, Historical Methods and upper level courses in Asian History and additional subfields.  The teaching load is 21 semester credits per year (3-1-3 distribution) on a semester-with-interterm calendar. The position is open to all subfields. Bridgewater College is committed to a diverse faculty and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy, research, and curriculum, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable. Ph.D. required by August 2014. For additional information please contact Dr. Jamie Frueh at jfrueh@bridgewater.edu. Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Courtney Ritchie at critchie@bridgewater.edu. Website: http://www.bridgewater.edu/about-us/employment-opportunities.

Up to five PhD opportunities available in the Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics" at the University of Münster, Germany. An exciting opportunity exists for potential PhD students to fill up to five positions by October 1, 2014 in the Graduate School within the interdisciplinary Cluster of Excellence "Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures" at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster – University of Münster, Germany. The Cluster involves a large number of academics from the areas of History, Catholic and Protestant Theology, Jurisprudence, Islamic Studies, Islamic Theology, Jewish Studies, Philosophy, Philology, Ethnology, Egyptology, Political Science, and the Sociology of Religion. Projects in the Cluster are grouped around four themes: Normativity, Mediality, Integration, and Violence. Further information about the research areas of the Cluster can be found at: http://www.uni-muenster.de/Religion-und-politik/en/forschung/forschungsfelder.html. Besides from working on their own projects, PhD students are expected to participate in the planning and organization of at least one conference or workshop. These workshops or conferences are expected to cover such areas as theory, methods, and the interpretation of source material. PhD students will also participate in the Cluster’s Doctoral Studies Programme. We are seeking students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in the Humanities, Cultural Studies, Social Sciences, Law/Jurisprudence, or Theology/Religious Studies. Furthermore we are particularly interested in attracting students who have demonstrated high competence in interdisciplinary studies, have proven their ability to communicate their research to a variety of forums, and have the potential to establish themselves in international arenas. In order to facilitate communication and collaboration within the Graduate School, applicants who are not proficient in German will be encouraged to attend German language courses. Applicants are kindly requested to provide a five page description of their intended project (including a bibliography). It is expected that the project will complement the research aims and also one or more of the research areas of the Cluster. All doctoral projects will be supervised by Cluster professors. Please send your application (including cover letter, CV, copies of transcripts, a project description, and two academic references) by April 15, 2014 to the Speaker of the Cluster of Excellence, Prof. Dr. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, preferably by email (with an attached PDF file): Prof. Dr. Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster, Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics in Pre-Modern and Modern Cultures,“ Johannisstraße 1, D – 48143 Münster, Germany. Email: exc.graduiertenschule@uni-muenster.de. Please direct any further enquiries to the coordinator of the Graduate School, Robert Spät (exc.graduiertenschule@uni-muenster.de).The Seattle Art Museum (SAM) seeks applications for the position of Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art. The curator has primary responsibility for the development, presentation, care and interpretation of the Museum’s extensive collection of historic Chinese art and will play a leading role in the development of exhibitions and programs. Additionally, the curator will possess a passion for and knowledge of contemporary Chinese art and will be expected to organize exhibitions and build SAM’s collection in this area. Seattle Art Museum is interested in candidates from all career levels in the field of Chinese Art and is most interested in those that show a grounding in historic Chinese art combined with a deep knowledge and interest in contemporary Chinese art. The curator will report to the Deputy Director of Art. Qualified applicants should view the complete job posting at http://www.seattleartmuseum.org/jobs. Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vita and references. Deadline for applications: April 1, 2014. 

The University of San Francisco's Center for the Pacific Rim is pleased to announce the call for applications for its visiting scholar program.  This new program is designed to welcome domestic and international scholars to be in residence at the Center for 3-6 months during which time scholars will pursue independent research and interact with USF's faculty, students, and staff during the 2014-15 academic year. Faculty on sabbatical are particularly encouraged to apply. In this first year of the program, the Center is pleased to offer a small number of  travel grants to assist chosen scholars with their travel and lodging expenses (reimbursable per USF travel and research policies).   To be considered for a travel grant, applications must be received by April 1, 2014. University of San Francisco welcomes applications from active academic researchers and university faculty members in the humanities and social sciences whose proposed research meets the following criteria: Research is relevant to the study of the Asia Pacific (especially Greater China, Japan, Korea, India, and the Philippines). Preference will be given to applicants whose research is transnational, border-crossing, or comparative in nature Research is in one of the following fields:  history, literature, philosophy, religious studies, art history, political science, sociology, and anthropology. For more information, please visit: http://usfca.edu/pacificrim/visitingscholars/.

Washington and Lee University invites applications for a Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowship for recent Ph.D.s in history who intend to pursue careers as teacher-scholars in a liberal arts college setting.  These two-year fellowships are open to candidates who earned their Ph.D.s in Spring 2012 or later.  Fellows will play an active role in helping to demonstrate innovative methods of teaching, making interdisciplinary connections and teaching new courses in neglected areas of the curriculum. Fellows will have a reduced teaching load to allow time for their own scholarly development. The Department of History seeks a specialist in digital history with a concentration in ancient or any field in pre-1800 global or non-Western history.  Applicants should have experience with digital humanities pedagogies and using digital humanities tools in their scholarly research.  Apply electronically at our portal: https://jobs.wlu.edu/postings/1907. After filling out a cover sheet, you will be prompted to upload a letter of application, a CV, a sample of recent scholarly work, and enter contact information for two providers of letters of recommendation (or a credentials file).  Review of applications will begin April 7, 2014.  Address your application letter (and any questions) to Professor Sarah Horowitz (horowitzs@wlu.edu), Chair, Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in Digital History Search Committee, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450.  Washington and Lee and the Department of History are interested in candidates committed to high standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. 

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