Job Openings: November 11, 2013

The International Studies Program at the University of Colorado, Denver, invites applications for an International Studies specialist to fill a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, starting August 2014. The successful candidate will be rostered in either the History or Political Science Department, and will contribute to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary International Studies program. This position comes with research, teaching and service expectations. The standard teaching load is 2/2 (four courses each academic year). Required qualifications: Ph.D. in History, Political Science or a related field; demonstrated ability or promise of excellence in teaching; record of scholarly achievement or promise of future scholarly achievement; regional area of research and teaching expertise must include one or more of the following fields, from a global perspective: Political Economy, Health, the Middle East/North Africa, and/or Latin/South America. Application Instructions: To apply for this position go to www.jobsatcu.com. Reference job posting number 7261, and please complete and submit all on-line application materials.  Applicants should also have three letters of reference mailed to the following address: Professor Christoph Stefes, International Studies Search Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado Denver, Campus Box 190, P.O. Box 173364, Denver, CO 80217-3364. Review of applications will begin on December 15th and continue until the position is filled. Contact: Please contact Search Chair Christoph Stefes 303-556-3556 or christoph.stefes@ucdenver.edu.

The Department of Asian Studies at Gettysburg College is seeking a one-semester position as adjunct instructor in Chinese language to begin January 2014. Successful applicant will teach Chinese 102 (team-taught), 202, and 302. Previous language teaching experience preferred. ABD candidates may apply.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 18th will receive fullest consideration. Submit electronically a letter of application describing teaching philosophy and a current curriculum vita to Prof. Dina Lowy, chair of Asian Studies, dlowy@gettysburg.edu.  Include Chinese Language Search in the subject line. Three reference letters should be emailed directly from the originator.

The interdisciplinary doctoral program ASPECT (Alliance for Social, Political, Ethical, and Cultural Thought) at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 10, 2014. This position will be in the interdisciplinary area of contemporary global/transnational political and ethical thought. Research and teaching interests that focus on the politics and ethics of global/transnational governance and society are highly desirable. Applicants whose research engages contemporary transnational/global perspectives related to post-secularism, post-traditionalism, post-modernity, post-coloniality, the intersection of violence, insecurity, and religion, or critical theoretical approaches to war, territoriality, and law are especially encouraged to apply. Additionally, research informed by several of the following theoretical specializations is desirable: biopolitical perspectives, Critical Theory, feminism and gender, phenomenology, post-colonialism, post-Marxism, post-structuralism, and queer theory. This position is a cluster hire in ASPECT (www.aspect.vt.edu), and the tenure home will be in one of the following core ASPECT departments: History, Political Science, or Religion and Culture. Required qualifications include: PhD in History, International Relations, Political Science, Religious Studies, or a related humanities or social sciences field by the time of the appointment; research emphasizing issues of contemporary global/transnational ethical and political theory; record demonstrating potential for excellence in research and teaching; ability to mentor doctoral students in ASPECT; effectiveness in both graduate and undergraduate teaching to meet ASPECTs and at least one core departments teaching needs; commitment to work effectively with a diverse campus population. Interested persons must apply at www.jobs.vt.edu posting # TR0130119, where they will submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, up to two recent article-length writing samples, teaching evaluations, a short research prcis (1-2 pages) that stresses the applicants theoretical background and contributions, and no more than four letters of recommendation. Screening of applications will begin January 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be sent to Franois Debrix, Chair, ASPECT Search Committee, ASPECT, 202 Major Williams Hall (0192), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, or at aspect@vt.edu

The Department of History and Politics at Regis University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Asian History, to begin Fall 2014. The position requires a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at the lower- and upper-levels, in a liberal arts setting. Candidates must possess a demonstrated history of excellence in teaching and advising, as well as scholarship. She/he will be expected to contribute to the Colleges integrated core curriculum, as well as through service to the campus and local communities. While we prefer candidates with a specific geographic focus in one or more regions of Asia, including East, South, Southeast and Central, an understanding of and ability to teach later and contemporary developments across Asia is also desired. This position is pending budgetary approval.  Minimum qualification: Ph.D.  To apply, please attach a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Letters of recommendation can be sent to Dr. Nicki Gonzales, Chair of Search Committee, History and Politics Department, Regis University G-16, 3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221 Applications should be received by November 25, 2013.

The University of Chicago Library invites applicants for the position of Japanese Studies Librarian. Under the direction of the Curator for East Asian Collection, this position is responsible for the following: Select materials in all formats including electronic resources both in Japanese language and those on Japanese studies in Western languages, develop a long-term acquisitions policy to support teaching and research needs, manage the acquisitions budget allocated, and serve as a liaison to Japanese studies faculty and students. Provide reference services and bibliographical instruction for faculty and students regarding the Librarys services and its resources, the bibliographic methods, e-resource search tactics and research strategies. Responsible for managing, coordinating computer support, and providing services to Japanese studies e-resources. Develop and maintain electronic finding aids and subject LibGuide on Japanese studies and for the EA Collections web page.  Participate in the development of digital resources and services in the Library and on campus. Under the direction of the Head of East Asia Technical Services, perform original cataloging for Japanese materials in all formats. Participate in formulating cataloging policy, priorities, and work procedures.  Participate in the activities of the library and scholarly organizations at the local, regional, national, and international level. Required Qualifications: A graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited library school along with an undergraduate degree or graduate work in Japanese Studies or related subject field; related experience in an academic or research library; experience or demonstrated knowledge of scholarly resources for Japanese studies, reference tools, electronic resources, and trends in publishing industry and book trade in Japan; experience or demonstrated knowledge of AACR2, LC subject headings and classifications, and MARC21 formats; fluency in English and Japanese languages; demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students and staff, along with excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills; high degree of computer literacy and a demonstrated interest in the application of information technologies for scholarly research. Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of RDA and other metadata standards; experience withOCLC cataloging Apply at: https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53127. Please submit a cover letter, CV and reference contact information through the above site by January 5.  Review of application will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled.

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