Job Openings: October 14, 2013

The Department of Japanese Studies at The Chinese University of Hong Kong invites applications for two faculty posts at Assistant Professor rank with prospect for substantiation. Applicants should (i) possess a relevant PhD degree; (ii) specialize in the following areas: Japanese sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, media studies, literature, education, urban studies, political science, international relations, gender studies or other related fields; (iii) be dedicated to teaching; (iv) have an excellent record of research with a record of successful grant applications; (v) be able to work well as a team member; and (vi) have native or near native fluency in English and Japanese. Candidates capable of inter-disciplinary, comparative, and transnational research are particularly welcome. Duties include (a) teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels; (b) project coordination; (c) mentoring students; and (d) committee work.  Appointments will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially commencing
mid-August 2014, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later.  Review of applications will begin in November 2013 and will continue until the posts are filled. For enquiries, please contact Ms. Kitty Choi (tel: (852) 3943 6466; e-mail: will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package, including medical care, a contract-end gratuity for appointments of two years or longer, and housing benefits for eligible appointees. Further information about the University and the general terms of service for appointments is available at  The terms mentioned herein are for reference only and are subject to revision by the University. To apply, please send full resume, copies of academic credentials, writing samples, past teaching evaluations, a statement of research and teaching interests, abstracts of selected published papers, together with names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicants' consent has been given for their providing references, to the Personnel Office, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong by post or by fax to (852) 3943 1462. The Personal Information Collection Statement will be provided upon request. Please quote the reference number and mark 'Application - Confidential' on cover. Website:

Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, seeks applications for a one-year position teaching East Asian Religions in the Religious Studies Department for the academic year 2014-15. Pending administrative approval, there may be a national search for a tenure-track position in this field to begin the following year. Area of specialization may be China, Japan, or Korea. Ability to teach our introductory course, Religion in Global Context, and at least one course on Buddhism is expected. Subfield of Women's and Gender Studies would be a welcome addition. Teaching load 3/2. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter; 2) a statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy including a list of courses taught; 3) a Curriculum Vita; and 4) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders 5) writing samples, 6) unofficial graduate transcripts. All application materials must be submitted
electronically through Kenyon's employment website. Review of applications will begin November 5, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAR meeting in Baltimore.

The Department of History at the University of Delaware invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the history of China. We are committed to hiring a scholar who shows exceptional promise as a future intellectual leader. In addition to pursuing an ambitious research agenda, the appointee will be expected to enhance the departments course offerings in Asian and world history and play an active role in the College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary Asian Studies program. The successful candidate will join a department of thirty-four faculty with an extensive record of high-quality scholarship. This position is crucial to advancing the Departments and Colleges long-term commitment to globalizing its curriculum at both the graduate and the undergraduate level.The University of Delaware offers many opportunities for interdisciplinary outreach for a historian of China.  The English Language Institute is one of the top-ranked intensive English programs in the country and emphasizes intercultural learning opportunities. The Confucius Institute promotes Chinese language and cultural education on campus and beyond.  The Institute for Global Studies fosters global research collaborations and is home to the nations oldest Study Abroad program, hosting trips to all seven continents. 
We seek a faculty member who will make the most of these collaborative opportunities. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2014. The Ph.D. is required. Applicants should visit and read Applicant Instructions under the Resources for Applicants tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a cover letter and a c.v. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail or regular mail to Professor Owen White, Chair, China Search Committee, Department of History, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 ( Review of applications will begin on receipt, with a deadline of November 4, 2013.

The National University of Singapore Department of Sociology is accepting applications for the positions of Associate Professor, Professor, and Teaching Fellow. Associate Professor/Professor Requirements: A Ph.D. in Sociology or Anthropology from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment. Fields of specialization are open. A strong track record and promising trajectory in research and publication, preferably with strong interest in Asian societies. Excellent communication skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality. Teaching Fellow Requirements: A Ph.D. in Sociology or Anthropology from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment. Fields of specialization are open. Excellent communication skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality. A promising plan in research and publication, preferably with strong interest in Asian societies. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a research and teaching statement, evidence of teaching effectiveness, names and contact details for six references, and application form (duly completed). Send applications to: Chair, Search Committee c/o Ms Jane Ong at The closing date for applications is 30 November 2013. Only 
short-listed candidates will be notified. For additional information about this vacancy, please consult our web site at

The Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS) program at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), a new research university established in collaboration with MIT, invites applications for faculty members at the rank of tenure track Assistant Professor. Appointments will be made in the field of Humanities and the Social Sciences. The search is open as to disciplinary specialization; a slight preference may be given to candidates working in the areas of Science and Technology Studies, Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Political Science, and Modern Philosophy. Successful candidates will conduct research and teach courses in their fields of expertise while working closely with the HASS lead to assist in the continued development of the HASS program. Salary, benefits and leave policies are competitive at an international level. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and will continue until open positions are filled. Short-listed candidates may be invited to visit Singapore beginning early 2014. Interested candidates should submit a current CV, a cover letter that includes information on a candidates research interests and teaching philosophy, and two writing samples (published articles or book chapters). Candidates should also submit the names of three referees. The referees of short listed candidates will be asked to submit letters of reference. Application materials can be submitted at our website:

The Department of Global, International & Area Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of International Studies beginning August 2014.  We are especially interested in someone whose work deals with conflict transformation and peace-building in a global context, with particular emphasis on the role of regional and international governmental and non-governmental organizations, international diplomacy, reconciliation, and/or post-conflict reconstruction. Candidates are also expected to present a regional (Middle East, Africa, Asia, or Europe) or cross-regional focus to their work. Requirements for the position include: 1) a Ph.D. in international studies, political science, sociology or another related discipline at the time of appointment; 2) the ability to offer courses focusing on peace studies and conflict resolution and to contribute to the core curriculum of the International Studies major; 3) the ability to develop and maintain an active research program; 4) a demonstrated capability to secure external funding; 5) a commitment to multi-disciplinary approaches to scholarship and teaching as it relates to the development of the departments undergraduate curricula and future graduate programs; and, 6) a commitment to the education of the departments diverse student population.  The teaching load is two courses per semester for research-active faculty.  This position is one of two new positions in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences focusing on issues relating to conflict reconciliation and social justice. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to Please attach the following documents with your electronic application: (1) letter of application outlining your research agenda, teaching interests and teaching philosophy; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a writing sample; (4) sample syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available); and, (5) three letters of recommendation specific to this application. Questions may be directed to Dr. Charles Houck, Search Committee, Department of Global, International & Area Studies, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Macy 103, Charlotte, NC 28223. Website: