Job Openings: May 19, 2014

The History Department of the College of Charleston invites applications for a visiting assistant professorship in History to begin the Fall semester of 2014. Position is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a maximum of three years, depending on departmental needs and satisfactory evaluation. The successful candidate will teach four sections of the 100-level general education requirement each semester, i.e., pre-modern history (pre-1500) and/or modern history (post-1500). These classes are organized thematically, around the professor’s academic interests, where appropriate. There may be opportunities to teach upper-division courses. Preference is for candidates who can teach the pre-modern courses, but applicants in all fields are welcome. All requirements for the Ph.D. in History must be completed at the time of appointment.   Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., two letters of reference, and sample syllabi (pre-modern and/or modern) for the 100-level courses.  Direct materials to: by June 10, 2014 for full consideration. For more information, please contact Dr. Scott Poole at

Osaka University, one of Japan’s leading research universities, is seeking applications to fill a full-time position at associate professor level in the Graduate School of Human Sciences ( in the area of social policy and social welfare studies. Ranked among the world’s top 50 universities and third in research output domestically, Osaka University is Japan’s largest national university in terms of undergraduate student body. The successful candidate will have a strong record as both a researcher and educator in the field of international and comparative social policy, social security, or social welfare studies.  An applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in one of the following: Social Policy, Sociology, Social Welfare, Political Science, or Economics. Advanced Ph.D. candidates who have completed all but the dissertation (ABD) may also be considered. All documents for the application  must arrive by June 15, 2014. For more information, please contact: The Selection Committee, Associate Professor in Social Policy and Social Welfare Studies:

The Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen, invites applications for two Doctoral Stipends Offered by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in the DFG Research Training Group 1613/2 Risk and East Asia. These positions are available from April 2015 for three or four years (subject to a satisfactory annual progress review). The research program of the DFG Research Training Group Risk and East Asia is aimed at understanding how large processes of economic, political and social institutional change play out in East Asian, as compared to European, national and regional contexts. Participating researchers examine the impact of market transformations, individualization, decentralization and transnationalization processes on shifts in the responsibility for and governance of risks from states to markets, public to private bodies, and collective to individual actors. The doctoral curriculum in the first year provides extensive training in economic and social scientific methods. In the economics part of the program this includes extensive training in experimental methods. . The eligibility criteria include: A recent MA-level degree in politics, sociology or economics or in East Asian regional studies with a focus on social-science or economics approaches, as well as fluency in English and Chinese or Japanese. Applicants must not have stayed in Germany for more than 14 months prior to application. The application deadline is June 1st, 2014. Short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview (by Skype) within a month of the application deadline. The application procedure takes place in two stages: First, submit your application to Maike Müller (, including a C.V., a letter of motivation, a brief research proposal, and copies of degree certificates (with grades). Please ask your referees to email letters of reference (template available on http:/// direct to Ms. Maike Müller. Applicants are encouraged to contact Ms. Maike Müller ( or Prof. Flemming Christiansen, PhD ( about the preparation of their applications.

The Department of Asian Studies of the University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint an outstanding candidate to a fixed term Teaching Fellow post to supplement teaching provisions on the undergraduate and postgraduate level in the field of East Asian relations and politics with a special focus on Japan and/or Korea. The department welcomes applications from candidates with demonstrable expertise in Korea or Japan or, ideally, Korean-Japanese relations and politics (also in their historical dimension). This post is available for a fixed term period of 2 years from September 1st, 2014 and is full time. Applications are due by May 27, 2014. For more information, please visit:

The School of History and Anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast is seeking to appoint a full time, permanent member of academic staff. The post is available to undertake high quality research and teaching which will complement, diversify or enhance research activities within the School. Closing application date: Monday June 9, 2014. Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr Scott Dixon, telephone: 028 9097 3437 or email: Please visit the website for further information and to apply online – or alternatively contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN.  Telephone (028) 90973044 FAX: (028) 90971040 or e-mail on