Job Openings: May 5, 2014

 The Department of History at Claremont McKenna College invites applications for a non-tenure-track position at the rank of Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor. The position is for the fall semester 2014, beginning September to December. Areas of specialization should include East Asian history with a focus on Korea and/or Japan. The successful candidates will teach an introductory course on the history of East Asia (Korea, Japan and China) before 1800 and a general course on modern Japanese or Korean history. The teaching load is 2 courses; class size is typically under 20 students. Applications should contain CV, cover letter, at least three letters of recommendation, writing sample, a sample syllabus, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (preferably from multiple courses). Please submit electronic copies of all materials no later than to: Files will be read beginning April 28th and continued until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Albert Park

The Department of Religion at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position in Buddhist Studies during the 2014-2015 academic year. The position will be in a one-year, non-renewable contract. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience; the position carries a full package of university benefits. Teaching duties for the position (of 18 credit hours, or 6 courses, for the year) will be a combination of courses in Buddhist Studies and Asian religions, depending on the specialization of the candidate and the needs of the department. Candidates should have PhD in Buddhist Studies (East Asian, South Asian or Southeast Asian) or a closely related field, although applicants who are ABD will also be considered. The successful candidate will show evidence of commitment to dynamic and effective teaching and demonstrate preparedness to teach general courses in Asian religions as well as courses in his/her field of specialization, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The candidate might need to help M.A.-level students with theses related to the candidate’s area of specialization. An application letter, updated curriculum vitae, teaching statement, and three recommendation letters should be submitted electronically at:  Review of complete applications will begin Monday, May 5th, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department of History at Brown University invites applications for a visiting lecturer/visiting assistant professor position in Chinese history for AY 2014-2015, with a preference for specialists in the modern period. Teaching load is two courses per semester, to include lecture courses on China (and possibly East Asia) and seminars in the instructor’s area of specialization. Salary is $10,000 per course, or $40K and reduced benefits for full-time position. Teaching experience essential; PhD preferred. Send letter of application, CV, and sample course syllabi, and two reference letters to: Questions may be directed to Professor Rebecca Nedostup, Department of History, Brown University ( Review of applications begins April 25, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. 

Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2015-2016 academic year on the general theme of SEX. Open to untenured junior scholars holding a PhD (no more than eight years out of doctorate). Research proposals from all humanistic disciplines and allied areas (e.g., anthropology, history of science) are eligible, except for educational curriculum-building and the performing arts (scholars of performing arts are eligible). Fellows teach one undergraduate course during the year in addition to conducting their research (must be in residence during fellowship year: September 1 - May 31). Stipend: $46,500 plus single-coverage health insurance and a $2,500 research fund. Applications are accepted via secure online webform only. Do NOT email your application or c.v., or questions about whether proposed topic is viable. Those submissions and questions will NOT be considered. The committee cannot comment on the appropriateness of proposals in advance. A careful reading of the topic description and the application form itself generally answers most questions. Please also note that if you will defend you graduate thesis any time after December 2014, you are NOT eligible to apply, and NO exceptions will be considered. Full fellowship guidelines, 'SEX' topic description, and downloadable application: Application deadline: October 15, 2014