Job Openings: October 28, 2013

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. For further information about the position, contact the Search Chair, Assistant Professor Hope Childers, at Job posting on the AU website:

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology seeks two tenure-track assistant professors, one in China Studies and one in Japanese Studies, to start August 2014. Candidates must have an earned PhD or be near completion in anthropology, sociology, or a related discipline.  A strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching is expected.  Essential job functions include: classroom teaching, student advising, curriculum development and continuous improvement of curriculum, service, committee work, and professional development. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching excellence, a sample of scholarly work, and contact information for three references online at:, where interested candidates will find more details about each position.  Application deadline is November 30, 2013.

Western Michigan University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in World Religions/Buddhism beginning August 2014 at the rank of Faculty Specialist I, pending budgetary approval. Ph.D. in Comparative Religion or related field (or evidence of imminent award thereof) required in the area of Buddhism and Religions of the World with a preference for specialization in East Asian Buddhism (Japan/China) or Buddhism in the U.S. A further sub-specialization in religion and health/medicine is desirable. The successful candidate will have a firm grounding in the academic study of religion. The successful candidate will have a mastery of relevant research languages, ability to work in original sources, and fieldwork experience. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must visit to apply. Online applications should include a letter of application, a curriculum vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and if available, teaching evaluations. Transcripts and three letters of recommendation can be sent directly to Dr. Kevin J. Wanner, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Comparative Religion, 1903 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5320. Email:, Tel: (269) 387-4383; Fax: (269) 387-4930.

Beloit College's Department of History seeks an Asian historian (all subfields/periods open) to teach two courses in spring semester, 2014. The successful applicant will teach an introductory seminar in Asian History (on a topic of the candidates choice) and an intermediate level survey course on Asia and the World.  Beloit College has an active Asian Studies program and supports interdisciplinary approaches to course development and student research.  This is a part-time, non-renewable, leave replacement position.  Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, CV, and three letters of reference to

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. Applicants should apply online at Any inquiries may be directed to Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and dossier. For more information, visit

Ohio University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of curator of the Shao Overseas Chinese Documentation and Research Center.  The curator manages the overseas Chinese and East Asian collections and works collaboratively with the appropriate departments and faculty to integrate those collections into the University’s curriculum and research mission. The curator also serves as the Secretariat of the World Confederation of Institutes and Libraries for Chinese Overseas Chinese Studies and participates in the general work of the Center for International Collections. Ohio University Libraries seeks an innovative candidate who is comfortable in a changing environment; eager to engage stakeholders in a dynamic, fast-paced atmosphere; committed to working effectively with students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds; and energized by an exciting future. This is a three-year appointment, with possibility for renewal.  Review of applications begins immediately; however applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is identified.  For full consideration, apply by October 31.  Position is available immediately.  Please apply online at

The Underwood International College of Yonsei University invites applications for three full-time (tenure-track, pending approval) positions at the rank of Assistant Professor of History to teach at the international campus in Songdo, Incheon, located within the greater Seoul metropolitan region. Area of specialization is open, but those with interests in Global and Comparative History, Intellectual History, or who specialize in East or South East Asia, Africa, the Islamic World, or eras  prior to 1600, are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should hold a PhD in history at the time of appointment, have strong research credentials and a firm commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. Interested applicants should send a c. v. and short (1 - 2 page) letter of application detailing research and teaching interests by email ( before November 15, 2013. If you have not heard from us by December 1, 2013 then please assume that you have not been short-listed this time. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and sample syllabi. Interviews will be conducted at the AHA Conference in Washington, DC and also by video conferencing. For additional information, please contact Prof. Paul Tonks ( Prospective applicants are also encouraged to look at our website at

Ball State University invites applications for the position of a tenure-track faculty position available August 15, 2014, in the history of East Asia.  Responsibilities:  teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of China and Japan and survey courses in Asian history and world history.  Minimum qualifications:  ABD in history (specialty in China or Japan) with degree completed by August 15, 2014; ability to teach pre-modern and modern Chinese and Japanese history and world history survey.  Preferred qualifications:  Ph.D. in history (specialty in China or Japan); teaching experience at college or university level; ability to teach the history of the West in the World; comparative historiography, Korean history; experience and interest in using new digital approaches that help distill historical meaning from texts and artifacts, and in new modes of presenting these in electronic formats. Contact: Email (preferred) letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and student evaluations of teaching to: or mail to Dr. Kevin Smith, Chairperson, Department of History, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306.  All credentials must be submitted by November 25, 2013. Website: