Job Openings: September 9, 2013

The Department of History at Idaho State University seeks a tenure 
track, assistant professor in transnational history. The era of 
specialization is open, but preference is given to candidates who can 
collaborate with colleagues from various disciplines on the study of 
nationalism, war, and conflict. A Ph.D. in history or related field is 
required at appointment in August 2014. Successful candidates will 
demonstrate a growing record of scholarship, commitment to teaching, 
including distance-learning and high-quality online courses, and 
potential for successful grant funding. Specific teaching duties 
include surveys of regional and world history, undergraduate and 
graduate courses in area of specialization, and mentoring graduate 
students in the departments professional masters degree in digital 
history. Review of applications begins October 1, 2013. Submit letter of application, C.V., and three references online at http://isujobs.net.

The History Department at Denison University, a highly selective 
liberal arts college, invites applications for a tenure-track position 
in East Asian history within any area and period of specialization in 
the history of China or Japan.  Teaching responsibilities in a 3/2 
load include a two-semester introductory course sequence in East Asian 
history (from traditional to modern) and upper-level courses in the 
candidates areas of expertise.  Ph.D. and teaching experience 
preferred; minimum requirement is Ph.D. completed by appointment at 
the assistant professor level on August 28, 2014.  Interviews will be 
conducted at the meeting of the American Historical Association in 
Washington, D.C., January 2-5, 2014.  Applications must be submitted 
by November 4, 2013, and must include a letter of application, C.V., 
sample syllabi, an article-length writing sample, an unofficial 
transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. (Note that only after an 
application has been submitted online will an email trigger 
automatically be sent to recommenders or a dossier service, requesting 
that letters be submitted (letters will be accepted until Nov. 25). 
Denison University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity 
Employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. All 
application materials must be submitted online at https://employment.denison.edu.

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern 
University
seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the new 
assistant professor (tenure track) level in Japanese Literature. We 
welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media.   Our 
preference is for a scholar of the early modern through contemporary 
periods.  The candidate will join three currently tenured faculty 
members in late imperial Chinese literature, modern Japanese 
literature, and contemporary Hindi literature, and fourteen continuing 
lecturer faculty in the Chinese-, Hindi-, Japanese-, and 
Korean-languages in the newly-formed (Fall 2013) Department of Asian 
Languages and Cultures. This search is proceeding in tandem with a search for a tenure-line position in modern Chinese literature. The department plans future 
searches in the fields of Korean and South Asian literature, 
film/media, and performance/cultural studies. More information on the 
current searches and the Department of Asian Literatures and Cultures 
can be found at: http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/alc/. Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., a dissertation chapter, and arrange for three letters of recommendation (sent separately). All materials must be submitted electronically through the online application form via this link, which is also available through the above website link. For full consideration applications should be received by October 15, 2013.

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Northwestern University seeks to appoint a full-time faculty member at the associate (tenured) or assistant (tenure track) level in modern Chinese literature and culture. We welcome candidates who work across multiple genres and media from the modern to contemporary periods. The candidate will join three currently tenured faculty members in late imperial Chinese literature, modern Japanese literature, and contemporary Hindi literature respectively, and fourteen continuing lecturer faculty in the Chinese-, Hindi-, Japanese-, and Korean-languages in the newly-formed (Fall 2013) Department of Asian Languages and Cultures. This search is proceeding in tandem with a search for a tenure-line position in Japanese literature at the rank of assistant professor. The department plans future searches in the fields of Korean and South Asian literature, film/media, and performance/cultural studies. More information on the current searches and the Department of Asian Literatures and Cultures can be found at: http://www.wcas.northwestern.edu/alc/. Applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., a substantial writing sample (e.g., a dissertation or book chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately). All materials must be submitted electronically through the online application form via this link, which can also be found at the website noted above. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 15, 2013. 

St. Louis College of Pharmacy invites applications for a tenure-track, academic year faculty position.  The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. with a primary field in Global or World History, e.g. East Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and/or Latin America with a secondary field in the History of Pharmacy and/or Medicine.  Teaching experience and promise of a strong research agenda is desired.  There will be opportunities to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of experienced researchers from history and other disciplines.  Position will teach aspiring second and third year pre-pharmacy students in our Global Heritage sequence.  There will be opportunity for development of an elective course in the candidates area of interest. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and names of at least three professional references to the Search Committee through the Colleges online application system at www.stlcop.edu.  Review of applications begin in November 2013.

The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track or 
tenured position in Japanese Literature beginning September 1, 2014. 
This is an open-rank search, and applicants with expertise in 
pre-modern, modern, and contemporary literature are encouraged to 
apply. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in Japanese. 
Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses in 
Japanese Literature, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses 
through graduate seminars; to supervise doctoral dissertations; and to 
participate actively in the programs of the department as well as in 
area studies initiatives within a larger university community that 
encourages interdisciplinary efforts.The Ph.D. is required prior to appointment. Evidence of excellent teaching and research abilities is essential. Please submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, 
evidence of teaching excellence (if available), and a statement of 
current and future research plans.  Junior candidates may submit a 
placement dossier with representative publications or writing samples 
and at least three letters of recommendation. Senior candidates should 
include the names of suggested reviewers. Application materials, except letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically. Please submit your materials as email attachments to japaneseliterature@sharepoint.umich.edu. The subject of your email must appear as follows: Last name, First name.  For 
example: Doe, Jane.  Letters of recommendation should be emailed as 
PDF files to japaneseliterature@umich.edu. To be assured consideration, applications must be received by October 1, 2013.

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 (lthomas2@camden.rutgers.edu) and Roxanne Huertas (rhuertas@camden.rutgers.edu). 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
margherita.long@ucr.edu. Please bundle all application materials in a single
.pdf file or .zip file if possible. Review of applications will begin immediately; the position will remain open until filled.  

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 https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1825.

The Department of History at Salisbury University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of History for East Asian History. Teaching load is 3-3 to include World Civilizations, upper division undergraduate, including Chinese and Japanese History, and graduate courses.   Salisbury University faculty members are expected to provide appropriate levels of scholarly activity, student advisement and service as well as utilize an effective teaching style that supports a diverse student body. 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 http://www.salisbury.edu/hr/jobs/faculty for a complete position announcement; documents required to be considered and how to apply online.

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