Job Openings: March 17, 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 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 Website:

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: For full consideration, application must be submitted by March 21, 2014.

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: 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 (, Chair, Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow in Digital History Search Committee, Department of History, Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA 24450.  

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:

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 Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter, curriculum vita and references. Deadline for applications: April 1, 2014. 

The Japan Information & Culture Center (JICC), Embassy of Japan is seeking unpaid, part to full- time interns (12-35hrs/week) for Summer 2014. Internship start/end dates and hours are customized with the academic schedule of the chosen candidate. The JICC is a part of the Public Affairs section of the Embassy of Japan in Washington, DC. Our primary role is to promote a better understanding of Japan and Japanese culture by providing a wide range of information and events to the American public, particularly in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. We strive to build bridges between the two cultures through various activities, such as film screenings, art exhibitions, lectures, an online newsletter, and school programs. The JICC is the gateway to connect the American public to Japan and the interns are an integral part of our efforts. If you have any questions, please contact the Intern Coordinator, Ms. Noe Steadly, at