Job Openings: November 25, 2013

The Institute of Asian Research (IAR) and the Department of Political Science, University of British Columbia (Vancouver campus), invite applications for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor level, effective July 1, 2014, in Asian public policy. All policy specializations will be considered relevant (for example, governance and policy-making, economic policy, environmental policy, social and gender policy, urban policy, transportation, water, development). The appointment is a joint position between IAR (75%) and Political Science (25%). Candidates must have a Ph.D. or be nearing completion.  Experience in teaching public policy related to Asia will be an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a program of scholarly research leading to publication, effective teaching, graduate supervision, and service. The successful candidate will teach and supervise at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the area of public policy in Asia at the IAR and in Political Science. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to play a role in the ongoing development of a public policy degree program focused on Asia at the IAR. Applicants should apply through the UBC faculty careers website,   and be prepared to upload a C.V., a description of current and future research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of their ongoing research, preferably in the form of published material. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by email to  Materials should be received by December 20, 2013. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The Georg-August University of Göttingen is inviting applications for an Associate Professorship (W2) in Society and Economy of Modern China We are looking for candidates with a proven record of theoretically and empirically ambitious research on social change in modern-day China. Requirements include a broad-scale research profile on various aspects of Chinese society, such as economic reforms, industrial relations, social protest movements or ethnic conflicts. In particular, the successful candidate will be expected to cooperate in building up the Centre for Modern East Asian Studies (CeMEAS) at Göttingen University. Moreover, the candidate should get actively contribute to the research focus on "Globalisation and Institutional Change" of the Faculty of Social Sciences, whilst showing willingness to cooperate with related research centres on the Göttingen Research Campus. The teaching associated with the professorship primarily will cover lectures and courses for the bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes in both Sociology and Modern Sinology. Likewise, the successful candidate will contribute to the doctoral degree programme at the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences. For more detailed information about this professorship, please visit: Please submit your application along with the usual documents by December 4, 2013, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Professor Walter Reese-Schäfer, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3, D-37073 Göttingen or merged into a PDF file to Professor Matthias Koenig is available to provide further information (

The University of Hong Kong invites applications for appointment as Tenure-Track Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (holding the title of Coordinator in China Studies (Arts Stream)) in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (Ref.: 201301116), from as soon as possible, on a three-year fixed-term basis.  Appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and should be China Studies specialists in areas such as literature and textuality, gender, popular culture and creative industries, and show a strong interdisciplinary orientation and promise of excellence in teaching and research.  In addition, they should possess native or near-native fluency in Chinese and English, and teaching and research interests in transnational connections.  A demonstrated willingness to position the China Studies program within the SMLC ethos of exploring cultural flows between nations within historical and contemporary contexts is essential. The appointee will be responsible for teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, mentoring students, and contributing to building the curriculum.  He/She must exhibit promise of leadership and vision, possess an excellent research agenda, and have an energetic and engaging personality for propelling the program to the next level of excellence.  The School, the University, and the Hong Kong Research Grants Council provide substantial competitive funding for research projects of all kinds. Website: