Job Openings: October 7, 2013

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as assistant professor of Japanese at University of Kentucky to begin August 2014.  The successful applicants tenure home will be in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches.  Applicants must have PhD in hand by July 2014. We seek candidates with the experience and expertise to coordinate the robust language program, which offers four years of Japanese and works with a range of teaching staff, and serves a variety of majors throughout the university.  Research area is open, but specialization in Second Language Acquisition, Applied Linguistics with a focus on Japanese, or Japanese Language Pedagogy will complement our growing undergraduate and graduate programs. Candidates trained in related fields (e.g., cultural or literary studies of premodern Japan, trans-Asian studies, religious studies, etc.) are also encouraged to apply.  In addition to administering the Japanese language program, responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program, teaching a total of four courses per year in the Japanese Program and Department, and coordinating language-related extracurricular/outreach activities.  Active participation in academic life of the Department is also expected.  Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, writing samples, and a teaching portfolio (which should include, at minimum, a teaching statement that discusses philosophy, successes, experiments, etc.; sample course syllabi; and sample teaching/course evaluations) via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/23093.  Applications will be acknowledged.  Short-listed candidates will be requested to submit three letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin November 8, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.  The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region. It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chinese at University of Kentucky to begin August 2014. The successful applicants tenure home will be in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants must have PhD in hand by July 2014. We seek candidates with the ability to coordinate a 4-year language program that serves several majors throughout the university. In addition to administering the Chinese language program, responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program, teaching four courses per year in the Chinese Program and the Department (including advanced or classical Chinese), further developing the Chinese language curriculum, and coordinating extracurricular/outreach activities. Active participation in the academic life of the Department is also expected. Research specialization is open, but applicants with a research agenda in literary or cultural studies are preferred. Experience with language pedagogy and the ability to teach in the field of Second Language Acquisition in collaboration with our MA programs in Teaching World Languages and in Teaching English as a Second Language are also desirable. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, writing samples, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and recent teaching evaluations via Interfolio at apply.interfolio.com/23091. Applications will be acknowledged. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled. 

The Graduate Institute of Religious Studies at National Cengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, cordially invites applications for an open-rank full-time position in religious studies. The appointment will be effective February 1, 2014. Qualifications: Ph.D. in religious studies or related fields. Nationality open. Priority will be given to candidates who already have experience in teaching and administration. Specialization: Buddhism (preferrably Tibetan Buddhism) Priority will be given to candidates who can publish in non-Chinese languages. Deadline: All application materials should be received no later than October 28, 2013. Application materials: (1) Photocopy of Ph.D. diploma or certifying document; (2) Four printed copies of Ph.D dissertation and major publications within five years; (3) Transcript of MA and Ph.D. program; (4) Teacher's Certificate issued by the Ministry of Education of Taiwan government, if applicable; (5) Curriculum vitae;  (6) List of publications; (7) Sample syllabi for four courses that one intends to offer; (8) Abstracts in English or Chinese for major publications; (9) At least two letters of recommendation for those who apply for assistant professorship. Contact: Mail all materials to: (Please print "Job Application" on the envelope.) Ms. Rongping Lin, Graduate Institute of Religious Studies, National Chengchi University, No. 64, Sec. 2, Zhinan Rd., Taipei, Taiwan, 116.

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Wellesley College announces a search for a tenure-track assistant professor in Japanese language and literature. Research field is open but excludes candidates who specialize either in Japanese theatre or postwar literature. We seek a candidate who has proven teaching skills, substantial research promise, and a strong interest in designing undergraduate curricula for a thriving program that includes Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages and cultures. Full-time teaching load of four courses per year, with teaching responsibilities in both Japanese language and in Japanese literature. Knowledge of another field of East Asian literature or an interdisciplinary field is desirable but not required. PhD preferred (ABD considered). Contact: Please send a letter of application, c.v., graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio through our online application system at: https://career.wellesley.edu. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.). If circumstances make it impossible to submit any materials through our application site, please email us at working@wellesley.edu.

The School of Social Sciences (SOSS), Singapore Management University, invites applications for tenure-track position in Sociology at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin in July 2014.  Applicants in all areas of Sociology will be considered. The position requires a doctorate in Sociology by the date of appointment. For the tenure-track position, we are seeking candidate with a demonstrated record of, or high potential of, scholarly research commensurate with the rank and a strong ability or aptitude to teach undergraduate courses. The SOSS has a strong record of attracting the best students in Singapore and the region.  The ideal candidate should be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary environment with faculty members from Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, and the Humanities as immediate colleagues.  A research interest in the Asian region will be an advantage.  For the tenure-track position, the teaching load is comparable to many research universities, and research support is excellent. Salary and benefits are highly competitive. Full evaluation of applications will start 15th October 2013. However, submission of applications is open and evaluation will continue until the position is filled. Applicants for the tenure-track Assistant Professor rank must submit a detailed curriculum vitae, a research statement, and selected publications (at most three). Applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: The Deans Office, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road, Level 4, Singapore 178903. Preferably, all submission should be in electronic form (Word or PDF file) to the following address: socialsciencescv@smu.edu.sg. For documents not available in electronic form, hard copies should be sent to the mailing address above. Information about the University and the School can be found at www.socsc.smu.edu.sg.

The University of Waterloo Department of History is seeking an exceptional senior scholar with a world-class scholarly record in modern global history, specializing in one or more of the following areas: health and medicine, science, technology, the environment, or human rights. The successful applicant will be appointed to a tenured position as a full professor and will be subsequently nominated for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair. The Canada Research Chairs program was established by the Government of Canada to foster internationally-recognized research excellence. As stated in the programs Terms of Reference (http://www.chairs-chaires.gc.ca), Tier 1 chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders in their fields. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a Canada Research Chair is conditional upon their approval. The position will commence on or before July 1, 2014. Beyond the normal faculty responsibilities of  undergraduate and graduate teaching, service,  and maintaining an original and innovative research program, the successful candidate will encourage collaboration with scholars from across campus in related areas, and will develop and refine national and international networks. Consideration of applications will begin after November 20, 2013. Applications should be submitted through the Universitys Job Application System athttps://artsonline.uwaterloo.ca/OFAS/HIST. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. More information about the History Department is available athttps://uwaterloo.ca/history/. Further enquiries can be directed to the Acting Department Chair, Heather MacDougall at 519-888-4567, ext. 32903 or by email tohmacdoug@uwaterloo.ca.

The Dartmouth College Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank in Japan Studies. Appointment will become effective July 1, 2014, with teaching duties beginning in September 2014. Applicants for this position must either hold a PhD or be ABD; additionally, they must have native or near native proficiency in modern Japanese and English.  The classroom teaching load is four courses per year, to be taught over three of the four quarters.  The field of specialization is open to any that complements the college's current strengths, and we welcome applications from a range of disciplines and areas of expertise (literature, cultural studies, visual culture, sociolinguistics, cultural anthropology, or other appropriate field). Candidates should be able to teach in Japanese thematic courses in their academic discipline as well as both introductory classes and seminars in English.  Additionally, candidates would be expected to contribute to the administration of the program and share the directorship of the annual ten-week study-abroad offering in Chiba, Japan. Applicants should submit, via email, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (25-50 pages), and one syllabus for a course integrating Japanese language material and academic research to Mr. Gerard Bohlen at: asian.and.middle.eastern.languages.and.literature@dartmouth.edu. Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately. The review of applications will begin November 20, 2013. Preliminary interviews will be conducted via SKYPE.  Questions should be directed to James Dorsey at: james.dorsey@dartmouth.edu.

The Department of History at the University of Kansas invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Premodern China/Chinas Borderlands; the position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2014.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on Chinas ethnic diversity, its multi-ethnic borderlands and/or its coastal regions, or that considers China as a source or destination of major population movements in the period from 1300 to the late nineteenth century. We are seeking candidates who are prepared to participate in a cluster of faculty located in departments across the university who are working on collaborative research and teaching projects related to migration, immigration, diaspora, and human trafficking. The successful candidate will join a well-established East Asian history program with two historians of Japan and a historian of modern China, and will be a member of the Universitys Center for East Asian Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center. In addition to participating in the cluster, the faculty member will be expected to publish in the field of Premodern Chinese history; develop and teach courses in the field; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations, and perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees. There will be a 2-2 teaching load. The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge.  For more information see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives. For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu and click Search Faculty Jobs then search openings by key word. A complete electronic application will include a detailed c.v., a letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly writing. Three reference letters that evaluate the scholarly potential/achievement and teaching of the candidate should be sent separately by mail to the attention of Megan Greene, Department of History, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd., 3650 Wescoe Hall, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7590. E-mail contact: mgreene@ku.edu. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.

The Department of History and Philosophy at the University of Tennessee at Martin invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 1, 2014. Applicants should have a specialization in Asian History (China or Japan preferred); supporting fields are open but preference will be given to those which do not overlap current departmental specializations. Candidates must possess a record of successful teaching at the university level and have the ability to teach World Civilization surveys as well as upper division classes in the areas of expertise. Evidence of scholarly activity and potential for continued productivity is required. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment. To submit your application, go to: http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/employment.php , then Faculty Vacancies. Attach letter of application, current vita, copies of transcripts, and the names of and contact information for three references. Direct your inquiries to rgarlitz@utm.edu or to Dr. Richard Garlitz, Chair, Asian History Search Committee, Department of History and Philosophy, 322 Humanities Building, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238. Review of applications to begin on November 1, 2013.  The Committee will schedule pre-interviews at the 2014 American Historical Association Conference in Washington, DC.

The Davidson College Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Religions of East Asia, to begin August 1, 2014. Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D., an ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in the religions of East Asia, familiarity with the methods and perspectives of religious studies, and willingness to participate in interdisciplinary ventures of the department and college. Applicants should visit the college employment Web site at https://jobs.davidson.edu to begin the application process, which will include the electronic submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy.  The electronic process will also include means for the submission of graduate school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Applications received after October 31 may not receive full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be held at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature conference in Baltimore, Nov. 23-26. Inquiries about the position may be directed to H. Gregory Snyder, Chair of the Religion Department (grsnyder@davidson.edu).

The Film Studies Program and the Department of English at the University of Pittsburgh invite applications for a new, anticipated tenure-track, assistant professor position in international cinema, to begin August 2014, pending budgetary approval. We seek candidates who can teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels as well as contribute to our new interdepartmental PhD in Film Studies. Possible areas of research include, but are not limited to, the history of world cinema, transnational media networks, film and media theory/criticism, televisual and digital media formations, regional and international screen cultures, and media publics. The University of Pittsburgh has been a leader in film studies research for decades. We have recently added a new interdisciplinary doctoral degree that involves renowned faculty from departments such as Communication, East Asian, English, French and Italian, German, Hispanic, History of Art and Architecture, and Slavic. We seek a candidate whose research program could highlight, consolidate, and re-imagine the connections among these departments. A PhD is required by the time of appointment. To apply, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/23042, and supply the following materials by November 1, 2013: 1) Cover letter; 2) CV; 3) Names of three references. Selected candidates will be invited to submit additional materials, including examples of scholarly work, letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio. We plan to interview at the MLA in Chicago in January. For questions about the position, please contact the Director of the Film Studies Program, Adam Lowenstein, at alowen@pitt.edu. (No application materials can be accepted via this e-mail address.)

The Faculty of International Liberal Arts at Akita University invites applications for a position in Sociology at the Lecturer, Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning April 1, 2014. The successful candidate will join our multi-disciplinary Basic Education (BE) program, where s/he will offer Sociology related courses including: Sociology, Sociology of Globalization, Ideas and Theories in the Social Sciences. There will also be opportunities to teach courses within the successful candidate's area of expertise. The appointment will be made on an initial three-year, fixed-term contract basis, and is renewable upon mutual agreement. A renewed contract will lead to indefinite-term (i.e. de facto tenured) employment. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits are also included as part of the remuneration, including partial housing allowance, health insurance, and a research fund allowance. Requirements for the position: An earned doctorate or equivalent qualification in Sociology, or in a closely related field; A record of excellent teaching at college level; Evidence of scholarly research activity, preferably at an institution of higher education; Excellent communication skills. Candidates qualified to teach Japan-related courses are strongly encouraged to apply. Prior experience of living or working in a multi-cultural environment, and a knowledge of Japanese language and/or culture are desirable. Application Procedure: Qualified applicants should submit the following documents to the address below. Email submissions are acceptable. The initial deadline for complete applications is October 31, 2013 but applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.  After screening, some candidates may be contacted via Skype. Short-listed candidates will then be invited to AIU for interview. Documents to be submitted: A letter of application; Curriculum Vitae; Statements of teaching philosophy, teaching experience, research interests and achievements; A sample of three works including at least one extensive research article; Names of three current references. Candidates are requested to arrange for timely submission of three letters of reference which address the suitability of candidate for this position. (These should be sent directly by referees to AIU, either by e-mail (from an institutional account or on institutional letterhead) or as hardcopy by mail.)
Contact: Sociology Position Search Committee, c/o Division of Academic Affairs, Akita International University, Yuwa, Akita-city 010-1292 JAPAN, TEL: +81-18-886-5930, FAX: +81-18-886-5910, E-MAIL: f-search@aiu.ac.jp. Please be advised that we will not return your application documents and those documents will be used only for selecting a qualified candidate.

City University of Hong Kong invites applications for the position of Associate Professor/Assistant Professor (Culture and Heritage Management) in the Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics. Duties: Teach and supervise students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including BA, MA, MPhil and PhD, and undertake administrative duties in course, student activities and academic program management. Requirements: A PhD in Museum Studies/Art History/History/Art Administration with competence in undertaking research and teaching in two or more of the following areas: Art and Cultural Management, Cultural Heritage of Hong Kong and China, Cultural Policy, Cultural History, Art History, Aesthetics, and Critical Cultural Theories. Preference will be given to applicants who are familiar with the cultural landscape of Hong Kong and Greater China.  Applicants with interest in interdisciplinary studies with substantial working experience in the cultural sector, and good industrial connections with the cultural industries are especially welcome.  Relevant teaching and/or professional experience, strong research and administrative ability, and a proven record of publications are preferred.  Successful candidates are expected to assume duty in August 2014. Contact: Further information on the posts and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email: hrojob@cityu.edu.hk/Fax: (852) 2788 1154 or (852) 3442 0311]. Please send the application with a current curriculum vitae to the Human Resources Office.  Please quote the reference number in the application. Applications will receive full consideration until the positions are filled and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  Shortlisted candidates for the post of Assistant Professor will be requested to arrange for at least 3 reference reports sent directly by the referees to the Department, specifying the position applied for. 

The Department of History and Classical Studies of McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Late Imperial and Modern Chinese History, effective 1 August 2014.  The candidate will have an active and innovative research program, and will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Ph.D. expected at time of appointment; teaching experience preferred. Applications should be submitted electronically, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching statement, and three letters of reference uploaded by the referees, at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3354.  Enquiries may be directed to jobsearch.history@mcgill.ca.  Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. We draw the attention of applicants to the self-identification equity form available on our website - http://www.mcgill.ca/history/academic-job-opportunities, which may be completed and returned to jobsearch.history@mcgill.ca, if applicants wish.

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, http://faculty-careers.ubc.ca/16320  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 m.lao@ubc.ca. Materials should be received by October 15, 2013. The position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University seeks a scholar whose research engages with one or more world music traditions. The successful candidate will have an established research program and have a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, historical musicology, or a related field by August 2014. The ideal candidate will contribute to existing departmental strengths in ethnomusicology, performance studies, music technology, and composition. Candidates will be expected to teach undergraduate music major courses in Western historical musicology, world music surveys, graduate seminars for the M.A. in Performance Studies, as well as topical courses in the candidate's area of research expertise. Standard teaching load is 2/2 with high expectations for research productivity. Applications must include a cover letter articulating the candidates approach to musicology and ethnomusicology; a curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, course evaluations, class observations); and three letters of recommendation.  Review of applications begins on November 15, 2013. Send complete applications to Musicology/Ethnomusicology Search Committee, attn. Ms. Alisha Bhutani, Department of Performance Studies, Mail Stop 4240, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-4240.

The Asian Studies Program of Bates College, a highly selective private liberal arts college located in south-central Maine, invites applications and nominations for a three-year position in Japanese and East Asian Studies to begin in August 1, 2014. ABD candidates will be considered; Ph.D. is expected at time of appointment. A native/near native proficiency in Japanese and English is required. We seek candidates with the flexibility and breadth to teach both culture and language courses. Training and experience in Japanese language pedagogy are expected. Culture courses will depend on the appointees expertise and interest, but should deal with some aspect of Japanese and East Asian civilization, which could function as foundational gateway and/or culminating capstone courses in the East Asian Studies Program.  Applicants from the humanities and social sciences with expertise in Japanese transnational experience, other social issues with contemporary global relevance, film, gender, ethnicity (including Korean and Okinawan), or popular culture are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled; however, priority is given to complete applications received by October 23, 2013.   Applicants should submit electronically, in PDF format, to Nancy LePage, Project Specialist, 207-786-6480, at academicservices@bates.edu a letter of application, curriculum vitae, representative syllabi, and names and contact information for at least three references, including one who can speak to the candidates teaching experience/expertise.  Send only the documents listed. Short-listed candidates will be invited to send additional materials (e.g., letters of recommendation, graduate school transcripts, writing samples, course evaluations, syllabi, statement of teaching philosophy, etc.).  Please include your last name and R2139 in the subject line of all submissions.

The Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Department of Political Science invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will focus on the intersection of security studies and the analysis of regional and international organizations. This position will begin August 10, 2014. The department is particularly interested in applicants with research interests in Eurasian affairs, including Russian and/or Chinese foreign policy, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Russia and European international organizations, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Candidates should have strong, broad training in Political Science, and be prepared to offer a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. These classes could include Introduction to World Politics, National Security, the Foreign Policy of Major Powers, International Law and Organizations, Global Conflicts, Global Governance, and Global Security in our International Studies and Political Science degree programs. Required qualifications: A Ph.D. in Political Science or a closely related field is required for appointment as an Assistant Professor. Candidates must have a demonstrated effectiveness in both undergraduate and graduate teaching to meet the departments key teaching needs in its B.A. and M.A. programs. Teaching requirements for this position will be four courses a year. Desired qualifications: Preference will be given to broadly trained generalists comfortable with different methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of international politics and global affairs, and who can work with undergraduate and graduate students (at the masters and doctoral levels) in political science and international studies along with non-majors in core curricular courses. Prior teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate level is preferred. Interested persons must apply at www.jobs.vt.edu posting #TR0130087 where they will submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, recent writing samples, teaching evaluations, along with the recent letters of support from three to five academic references. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy of Longwood University invites applications for a new tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in World History to begin in August 2014. The successful candidate will enhance and expand current offerings in Asian History and/or the history of Islam. Additional teaching field in European colonialism or experience in secondary education teacher preparation is desirable. The candidate will be expected to teach survey courses in World History and Western Civilization and upper-level courses in his/her area of expertise. Teaching load is four classes per semester. PhD in History required at time of appointment. College-level teaching experience is preferred. The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong commitment to scholarly activity, undergraduate teaching and research, advising of students, and university service. Screening of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. We expect to conduct preliminary interviews at the American Historical Association meeting. Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position. A successful criminal background check is required. To apply, please submit the following as a single PDF file not to exceed 5 MB to history@longwood.edu: letter of interest (indicate position #F0309), current vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three (3) letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendations may be emailed separately or mailed to: Search Committee Chair, Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909. To see the full job advertisement, visit http://www.longwood.edu/assets/hr/F0309_Assistant_Professor_of_History.pdf.

Brill Academic Publishers is looking for two to four indexers for its new classified bibliography for Buddhist Studies edited in close collaboration with the Center for Religious Studies (CERES), Ruhr University Bochum, Germany. It is intended that the Index Buddhicus will be the main academic bibliographical reference in the field of Buddhist studies. It will consist of classified bibliographical records for monographs, reviews, chapters in edited volumes, journal articles, reference works, electronic resources, and whatever else is thought relevant. The indexers will be appointed on a project basis, but in the longer term a fixed position within the framework of the project is possible. Please direct all enquires to Prof. Sven Bretfeld, Ruhr University Bochum, Universitaetsstr. 150, FNO 01/176, 44780 Bochum.

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