Job Openings: September 3, 2013

The Department of History at Salisbury University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of History for East Asian History. Primary Job Duties: Teaching load is 3-3 to include World Civilizations, upper division undergraduate, including Chinese and Japanese History, and graduate courses. Area of Specialization: East Asian History Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or a related field with area of specialization of East Asian History; ABD nearing completion of dissertation will be considered.  If ABD; would be hired at the rank of Instructor with the requirement that candidate complete doctoral degree within six months of the date of hire. Applications will be accepted via Salisbury Universitys Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website for a complete position announcement.

The History Department at Rutgers University-Camden seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member specializing in East Asian history (time period open) beginning September 1, 2014 at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants must have the Ph.D. degree in hand at time of appointment. The successful applicant will teach a 2/2 load, including a survey of Asian history; contribute to campus programs and the global history track in the History M.A. program; and be held to standards for tenure and promotion that are uniform on all Rutgers University campuses. Please send a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, three signed letters of recommendation, and an article or chapter-length writing sample to either East Asian History Search Committee Chair Lorrin Thomas, History Department, Rutgers University, 429 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102 or to both Lorrin Thomas ( and Roxanne Huertas ( If the writing sample is part of a larger piece, please include an abstract and table of contents, and/or statement of how the sample fits into your larger work. Please submit all materials by November 15. Consideration will begin immediately after; we will acknowledge all applications. Interviews will be conducted at the AHA meeting in Washington, D.C.

The Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages at the
University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a lecturer
position in Japanese language the 2013-14 academic year. Duties will consist of the instruction of as many as 5 courses, pending enrollment and funding. For Fall 2013: two sections of first-year Japanese and one section of second-year Japanese. For Winter 2014: one section of third-year Japanese.  For Spring 2014, one section of second-year Japanese and one section of third-year Japanese. Fall Quarter instruction begins Thursday September 26, 2013.  Priority will be given to candidates with experience teaching Japanese language at an American university.  Experience with the Genki and Tobira textbooks is a plus.  Completed Masters degree is required, as is native or near-native fluency in Japanese and English. Please send electronic submissions only of cover letter, curriculum vitae,
teaching evaluations, and/or two or three letters of recommendation to Please bundle all application materials in a single
.pdf file or .zip file if possible.

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University announces a tenure-track assistant professor position for a scholar and teacher of early Chinese literature specializing in any area of literary production, including histories of texts and writing, intellectual history, material culture, and the intersection of literature and religion, during any pre-20th century period; the primary focus of this search is from the Song through the Qing dynasties, but scholars specializing in earlier periods who engage themes or theoretical approaches that cross national boundaries or conventional periodization are also welcome to apply.  Candidates should be able to teach a general education “Introduction to China” class as well as more advanced undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, including Classical Chinese. Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2014, and publishing record or strong potential for publishing is important. Submit by October 21, 2013, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, reading sample, statement of teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation electronically at

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University is seeking to fill a tenure-track assistant professor position in premodern Chinese literature and humanities with specialization in poetry and cognate areas in cultural history and the humanities broadly defined beginning July 1, 2014. The person will be responsible for teaching broad courses for undergraduates and specialized courses for graduate students as well as classical Chinese. The incumbent will work closely with colleagues to develop an innovative curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  We expect the successful candidate to have broad comparative interests and participate in Core courses like East Asian Humanities and Chinese Civilization. The incumbent will be expected to sustain an active research and publication agenda and be prepared to lead graduate seminars as well as direct thesis projects. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, detailed letter of application, writing sample (25 pages max), dissertation abstract with chapter outline, three letters of recommendation, a brief description of courses the applicant has taught or would be prepared to develop, and a sample syllabus. Ph.D. must be conferred by time of the appointment. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information and to apply for the position, please use the following URL:

The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego ( seeks candidates for the Hajime Mori Chair in Japanese Language and Literature, whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. We prefer candidates at the Full Professor level but will consider advanced Associate Professors. We seek candidates who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarly contribution and professional activity; who will actively participate in our department's multilingual, transnational projects; whose methodological interests could include cultural studies and cross-media examinations. Ability to teach courses on literature, film, theater, visual arts, new media, and cultural theory is desirable. Special interests, such as digital humanities, transpacific Asian and Asian American studies, are welcome. Demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment is essential. Candidates interested in developing collaborative pedagogical and research projects with colleagues in other departments and divisions (e.g., social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering) are particularly welcome as the campus implements new initiatives in long-term strategic planning over the next several years. Faculty members teach and supervise students at the undergraduate and graduate level.  The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application deadline is November 15, 2013. Submit all application documentation using UCSDs online Recruit web page:

The Department of History at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position as assistant professor in the history of Modern China since 1800.  Field open.  Ph.D. in History required by the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will have a strong and demonstrable research agenda, ability to develop undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to the World history concentration in the graduate program. The ability to teach the introductory course in Modern China and the East Asia Survey is required. Publications and teaching experience are expected.  The initial review of applications will begin on November 18, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be held at the annual meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington DC, January 2-5, 2014.  To apply submit a letter of application, C.V., transcripts, and three letters of recommendation as well as evidence of scholarly achievement and teaching experience to: A background check will be required for employment in this position.