Job Openings: November 4, 2013

The Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies, Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Toronto, seeks applications for a position in the area of Asian Theatre and Performance Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will commence on July 1, 2014. 

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. Degree in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies or related fields, by July 1, 2014 or soon thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching and research in Asian performance and theatre traditions, and with a cognate interest in the comparative study of theatre and performance across cultures, particularly between Asia and the Americas, or on other issues related to the Asian diaspora and globalization. Asian will be broadly defined for this search as the study of modern performance cultures linked to the pre-modern and post-modern practices of continental Asia, South or South-east Asia, Korea or Japan. We are interested in scholars who approach theatre and performance studies from an inter-disciplinary perspective through historically and theoretically grounded research in cultural studies, critical race and/or ethnic studies, and/or the visual arts, music, and dance. 

All qualified applicants are invited to apply at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1300954. Applicants should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and sample student evaluations if available), an example of academic writing (published or in progress, of no more than twenty pages), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position please contact Professor John Astington, Acting Director, Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (director.graddrama@utoronto.ca). All application materials should be submitted online. 

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. 

Applicants should also provide the names, addresses and up-to-date email addresses of three referees who may be asked to send letters on their behalf. 
The closing date for applications is November 15, 2013. For more information on the Centre, please visit our website at http://dramacentre.utoronto.ca. 
Contact: Acting Director: John Astington jh.astington@utoronto.ca

The School of Art and Design in the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University is seeking an art historian for a full-time, tenure track, faculty position beginning fall 2014. Applications are invited from historians with primary expertise in the history of ceramic arts. All historical periods and cultures are open to consideration. The art history curriculum is an integral part of the program at the School of Art and Design. The Division of Art History is one of six divisions in a comprehensive art school with a very active faculty and prolific student body who access renowned facilities for artistic and scholarly research. The successful candidate will be able to develop teaching expertise in the history of modern and contemporary ceramics and teach upper-division courses in a Non-Western area.  An interest in material culture and the history of design are welcome. Duties include teaching intermediate and graduate courses in areas of expertise, participation in the introductory Foundations of Art History program with courses in the Non-Western area, and in the BS in Art History and Theory degree program. Required: PhD preferred, ABD considered, in Art History or related field and a minimum of one-year teaching experience. Appointment begins in August 2014. Review of applications will begin on November 24, 2013 and remain open until the position is filled. Application Process: Email your letter of interest, CV, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and contact information for three references (address, phone number, and email) as one PDF document to Ms. Shelly Grant, grantsh@alfred.edu, in addition to sending the original documents by mail to: Art History Faculty Search, School of Art and Design, NYS College of Ceramics at Alfred University, 2 Pine Street, Alfred, NY 14802. For further information about the position, contact the Search Chair, Assistant Professor Hope Childers, at childers@alfred.edu.

The Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco invites applications for the Academic Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History, a tenure-track, open rank faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences with an emphasis on the study of Chinese-Western interaction and exchange (i.e. cultural, religious, intellectual encounters, trade networks, and Christianity and the Jesuits in China) from the 15th to early 20th century. The Academic Directorʼs responsibilities include: envisioning research projects/proposals for the Institute; approving and overseeing the research and other activities of the Institute in consultation with Executive Director; enhancing the Ricci Instituteʼs archival development and library collection; expanding and promoting research on topics of Chinese-Western cultural exchange that broadens the Instituteʼs community of scholars; leading the work of the Instituteʼs professional staff and post-doctoral fellows; proposing and monitoring the Instituteʼs annual budget; assisting the Executive Director in development/fundraising efforts; and publishing academic papers and books on Chinese-Western cultural exchange and/or encounters. Teaching responsibilities include: two courses per year (ideally one undergraduate and one graduate course). Qualifications include: a PhD in relevant field with excellent record of teaching and publication, demonstrated intellectual and administrative leadership, ability and willingness to promote the Ricci Instituteʼs scholarly links with both domestic and global academic communities (some travel to China required), research interests that correspond to the Instituteʼs mission, and fluency in Chinese (Mandarin and ideally Classical). Experience in fundraising, administration at a research institute or academic department, and experience in leading staff preferred but not required. To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/404463.

The University of Macau is a leading higher educational institution in Macao and is making strides towards becoming internationally recognized for its excellence in teaching, research and service to the community. The University is growing rapidly with a number of new strategic initiatives including the relocation to a new campus and the establishment of the largest Residential College system in Asia. The new campus will be 20 times larger than the present one with a projected fast growth of student intake and faculty size. English is the University's working language. The Centre for Japanese Studies of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for two positions at the ranks of Full / Associate Professor of Japanese Studies. The Centre for Japanese Studies is an established and lively scholarly community with a strong international tradition for the teaching of Japanese language. In addition to its undergraduate BA programme in Japanese Studies, the centre offers an undergraduate Minor in Japanese Studies, as well as possible PhD supervision across the range of the department's expertise. The centre has particular strengths in Japanese linguistics and anthropological approaches to Asian studies. Applications in all areas of Japanese Studies will be considered, but those in the areas of Japanese literature, Sino-Japanese relations, Japanese cultural, communication studies or translation studies will be particularly welcome. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching language and content courses in Japanese at all undergraduate levels. Teaching and supervision at a graduate level may be expected within Japanese Studies or related areas. Applicants must hold a PhD in Japanese Studies or in related areas. Applicants should have an excellent record of tertiary teaching and supervision experience and a distinguished record of research and publication at an international level. Applicants should have native or near-native fluency in Japanese and Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese). An excellent command of English and experience teaching Japanese as a second/foreign language are also expected. The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in August 2014. Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM (https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment) Full Professor (Ref. No.: FAH/FP/JS/10/2014) and Associate Professor (Ref. No.: FAH/AP/JS/10/2014). Review of applications will commence on 1 December 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application. Website: https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment;  Email: vacancy@umac.mo. Tel: +853 8397 8593 or +853 8397 8592;  Fax: +853 8397 8694. 

The Department of Political Science of Fordham University invites applications for a tenure track position in International Relations and International Studies at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2014. This position is located at Fordhams Manhattan campus, which is adjacent to Lincoln Center. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant promise in teaching and research in several of these fields: international relations; international studies; humanitarian affairs; human rights. Expertise in a particular region of the world, including East or South Asia, Africa, or Europe is also welcome. Ideal candidates are expected to contribute to the curricular needs of the Department of Political Science and two interdisciplinary majors: International Studies; and Humanitarian Studies. Review of applications will begin on November 18, 2013. Contact: Interested applicants must submit the following documents in electronic format (PDF or Microsoft Word) to Chair, Search Committee, via Interfolio (apply.interfolio.com/23623): letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, course syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference.  Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required.

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