Job Openings: March 3, 2014

The University of Chicago Library invites applicants for the position of Japanese Studies Librarian. The East Asian Collection supports teaching and research needs of the faculty and students at the University of Chicago. It holds a collection of more than 800,000 volumes in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean languages of various formats. It also has a growing collection of electronic resources. The Japanese collection of over 230,000 physical volumes is particularly strong in literature, intellectual history, religion, art history, education, Japanese Sinology as well as significant holdings of academic journals and reproduced newspapers. As one of the finest such collections in the country, it serves not only the faculty and students of the University but also scholars throughout the country.  A full job description is available online at  Apply at

The University of Pittsburgh seeks applicants for a one-year visiting appointment at the rank of assistant professor, beginning fall 2014, pending budgetary approval. Ph.D. should be completed by August 1, 2014. The successful candidate for this position will teach an introductory course on modern East Asia (since 1800) and upper-level undergraduate courses on Japan. Expected teaching load is four courses per year. Send a letter of application, summary of the dissertation, CV, teaching portfolio (statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and assignments, and course evaluations if available) and three letters of recommendation to Professor George Reid Andrews, Chair, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Applications must be postmarked by March 31, 2014.

Augustana College invites applications for a Teaching Fellowship in Art History.  This is a full-time, one-year position.  A PhD in hand is desired, but ABD candidates will be considered.  Teaching and research specialization are open, but ideally the candidate will complement the specialization of faculty in the department.  Expertise in Asian art history is preferred.  Teaching responsibilities will include sections of the art history survey required for art history and studio art majors, a course in non-western art, a 300-level Asian art history class as well as a 300-level Special Topics course (Japanese art history course preferred) in the candidate’s area of specialization.  The teaching load is 7 courses for the year on a 10-week trimester calendar.  Strong candidates will be able to demonstrate a desire to teach and mentor undergraduates, and support the mission of the Department of Art History and the College.   Question should be directed to the chair of the department, Dr. Catherine Goebel To apply, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation to: Search #118-14 Art History Committee , C/O Margaret Farrar, Associate Dean, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL  61201 or by email to .  Applications review will begin following the application deadline of April 2, 2014.