Job Openings: September 16, 2013

The History Department at the City College of New York invites
applications for a tenure-track position in East Asian history atthe
Assistant Professor level. The Department is especially interested in
applicants with research interests in pre-20th century history and in
transnational history. Teaching responsibilities will include
undergraduate and M.A. courses in the candidate's area of expertise,
as well as courses that contribute to the colleges general education
curriculum. The starting date for this position is Sept. 1, 2014.
Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in history by the time of the
appointment and demonstrated commitment to teaching, research, and
program service. The successful candidates should be able to
communicate their expertise effectively to a diverse student body.
Candidates should provide evidence of an active research agenda.
Salary commensurate with experience. To apply, please view the opening (Job ID 8959) at and submit all requested materials online as a single PDF.

The Departments of Anthropology and Environmental Studies at Whittier 
invite applications for a jointly appointed, full-time, tenure-track position in Environmental Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The Ph.D must be in hand by August of 2014. The successful candidate will have active ethnographic interest and experience investigating questions of environmental/climatic change, resource management, infrastructure studies, and/or the sociopolitics of environmental challenges affecting particular communities. This position will address departmental and college needs for an individual whose teaching and scholarship can effectively bridge the social 
sciences, environmental science, and environmental studies. Ethnographic field experience, and teaching/research expertise in the Americas, Asia, or Southeast Asia/Pacific Islands is strongly preferred. Teaching responsibilities will include 3 courses per semester in Sociocultural Anthropology, Environmental Studies, and the successful applicants area of expertise. Review of materials will begin November 1, 2013 and preliminary interviews will be conducted at the American Anthropological Association meetings in Chicago. Complete applications will consist of a curriculum vitae, a cover letter detailing teaching and research 
experience and interests, and names and contact information for three 
referees. All materials should be consolidated into a single PDF file 
and sent to Ann M. Kakaliouras, Associate Professor of Anthropology 
and Chair of the Sociology/Anthropology/Social Work Department at (Electronic submissions only; use the subject 
line of ANTH/ENST Search).

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position in the Department of Religious Studies (Gender and Religion in Asia) at Grinnell College, starting Fall 2014. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible.  While the area specialty for the position is Asia broadly defined, the ideal candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course on religions of East Asia on a regular basis as well as courses on Buddhism and on religion and gender in Asia. Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts 
college.  The College's curriculum is founded on a strong advising system and close student-faculty interaction, with few college-wide requirements beyond the completion of a major.  The teaching schedule of five courses over two semesters will include both introductory and upper-level courses; every few years one course will be Tutorial (a writing/critical thinking course for first-year students, oriented toward a special topic of the instructor's choice).  In letters of application, candidates should discuss their interest in developing as a teacher and scholar in an undergraduate, liberal arts college that emphasizes close student-faculty interaction. They should also discuss how they might contribute to a college community that has diversityof people, personal and educational experiences, and disciplinary perspectivesas one of its core values.  To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by 
November 1, 2013.  Please submit applications online by visiting our application website at Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), teaching evaluations, and provide email addresses for three references.  Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Henry Morisada Rietz, at or 641-269-3157.

Haverford College is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor in modern or contemporary Japanese literature and culture, to begin AY 2014-15. This position is in the Bi-College (Haverford and Bryn Mawr) Department of East Asian Studies.  While the specific research specialty is open, the search committee will be most interested in applicants able to offer courses that place Japanese culture in broad historical and comparative context.  An ability to teach both visual and literary materials is an asset. The successful candidate will possess a professional command of Japanese, with a proven record of excellence in teaching and research and a commitment to the principles of a liberal arts education.   Applicants should be willing to contribute to interdisciplinary programs relevant to their specialty (e.g. Comparative Literature, Visual Culture, Gender and Sexuality) and must have the PhD in hand at the time of appointment. We particularly encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.Applicants should submit a letter of application, statement on teaching experience and philosophy, CV, and writing sample, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation submitted via Interfolio at, or sent via email to Corrinne Fahl, Faculty Dossier Coordinator, Haverford College, 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA 19041 at For more information, go to Applications are due by November 1, 2013, and will be reviewed as they arrive.

The Department of History and Political Science at Norwich University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty appointment to begin fall 2014. The position is in East Asian history since 1500, with a preference for a focus on China.  The successful candidate will teach both halves of a two-semester survey on East Asian civilizations and both halves of a two-semester survey on world civilizations, historical methods, as well as upper-level courses in East Asian history.  A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential. To be eligible for appointment at the assistant professor rank, candidates must have a Ph.D. in History. Highly qualified ABDs may be considered for appointment at the instructor level. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.  Review of applications will begin 1 November and remain open until the position is filled. Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to: History Search via email to

The Department of Political Science and Contemporary History at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Turku declares open for application the position of Professor of East Asian Contemporary History and Politics. The Professor will be appointed for a fixed term of five years for the period 1 August 2014 - 31 July 2019. The Professor is engaged in and directs academic research, gives teaching based on research, and keeps up to date on advances in the respective field. The Professor is also expected to interact with relevant parts of the society at large, and to take part in international cooperation. The Professor is the Director of the Centre for East Asian Studies. For more detailed information on the application and evaluation procedure, please see the appointment specification:
. The deadline for applications to arrive at the Office of the University Registrar is no later than 3 October 2013 at 15:45 EEST. See also the job opening page at

The Department of East Asian Studies at the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks candidates for a tenure track assistant professor position in Japanese History to begin Fall 2014. The successful candidate is expected to 1) teach five lower and upper division courses on pre-modern and modern Japan per year; 2) pursue an active program of research; and 3) participate in service responsibilities, including undergraduate advising. Ph.D. in hand from a university accredited by a U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization is required. Preference is given to historians of post-war Japan and those with near-native fluency in both English and Japanese. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Candidates should apply through the Interview Exchange portal at Deadline for applications is December 31, 2013. Email queries: Position is contingent on final budget approval.

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, invites qualified academics to apply for a faculty position as either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in the field of History and Intellectual History (Pre-Modern China). Candidates should possess a Ph.D. and proven records of accomplishment in teaching and research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and to offer courses in both Mandarin and English. Most courses offered by the Division of Chinese are taught in Mandarin and all courses in Philosophy are in English. The administrative language of the University is English. The Division of Chinese currently offers a Major and a Minor in Chinese, MA and Ph.D. programmes by research, a Minor in Translation, and General Elective courses. The Philosophy Group currently offers a Second Major and a Minor, MA and Ph.D. programmes by research, and General Elective courses. Plans are being made for offering a Philosophy Major in 2014-15. For further information about the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, please visit: To apply, please refer to the Guidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment ( and send your application including your curriculum vitae to: Chair, Search Committee, C/O Division of Chinese, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 14 Nanyang Drive, #03-86
Singapore 637332, Email: Applications sent via email should include a reference to Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History and Intellectual History in the subject line. Enquiries about the position can be addressed to the above email. Closing date of applications: 30 September 2013. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

The Department of History & Politics at Drexel University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in History, beginning Fall 2014. The Department will consider applications at both the Assistant Professor and Associate Professor rank.  The specialization is transnational history, with preference for environmental history in non-western settings. Relevant subfields may also include migration/immigration, colonial/post-colonial, and/or economic history. The present hire supports the Drexel University initiative to expand research in energy and sustainability and it continues the process of building a transnational research focus in the department. The History & Politics Department is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to the Department's current and future undergraduate and graduate curricula. Please apply online at: -- the Department of History and Politics is #3649, Requisition #5580. Candidates should include: 1) a cover letter; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) up to three samples of your scholarly writing; and 4) the names and email addresses only of at least three references. Please do NOT submit reference letters at this time as such letters will be requested at a later date for short-listed applicants. Only applications submitted via the online system will be considered. The successful applicant must have completed all requirements for their PhD by August 15, 2014. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013 and continue until filled. Please address all queries via email to Melissa Mansfield at

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral teaching fellowship in late Qing through early 20th century Chinese literature and culture, with a preference for scholars specializing in Taiwans literary development during the colonial period. In addition to carrying on research in this area, the successful candidate will be asked to teach three courses each year, at least one of which should be an advanced course or seminar that focuses on the legacy of colonialism in Taiwan literature and culture in the greater East Asian context.  Candidates should be able to demonstrate prior successful teaching experience and must have a Ph.D. in Chinese literature or related field prior to the start of the appointment. This position begins in January 2014, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years. Applicants must apply through the Washington University HR website:  Job ID number: 26527. Applications must include a cover letter, descriptions and sample syllabi of courses, a CV, and a research statement of up to 1,500 words; all material must be uploaded to the online application. Three letters of reference should be emailed directly by the writers to the Search Committee Chair, Professor Letty Chen at: Application review will begin October 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be addressed to