Jobs and Openings: August 11, 2014

          The University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in Premodern Japanese Literature and Cultural Studies beginning September 1, 2015.  This is an open-rank search and applicants with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in premodern literary and cultural studies are encouraged to apply. All applicants should possess a high level of proficiency in both modern and classical Japanese language. Successful candidates are expected to teach a range of courses in Japanese Literature, from introductory undergraduate lecture courses through graduate seminars and including courses in classical Japanese language; 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, teaching evaluations (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 tojapaneseliterature@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 15, 2014.  This is a university year appointment. All applications will be acknowledged.

         The Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University invites applications for an open ranked (senior or junior) position in Medieval Chinese Literature (Six Dynasties through Song). The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by September 1, 2015.    
           For full consideration, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (e.g., a dissertation chapter). Junior applicants should also solicit three letters of recommendation. Recommenders  should mail their letters directly to Medieval Chinese Literature search committee, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, 211 Jones Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544. Senior applicants should not submit letters of reference at this time. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Applicants must apply online at http://www.princeton.edu/jobs  (req. # 1400465) .

The Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University invites applications from scholars who specialize in Korean history or literature for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by September 1, 2015.
         Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, detailed letter of application, writing sample (25 pages max), dissertation abstract and chapter outline, and three letters of recommendation. Recommenders should mail their letters directly to Korean history or literature search committee, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, 211 Jones Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants must apply online at http://www.princeton.edu/jobs (req. #1400464)

Christie's Education, Lecturer in Arts of China
Institution Type:   Other
Location:   United Kingdom
Position:   Lecturer
Aim of Role:
To undertake tutorial responsibilities, lecturing and administration on courses as part of a team working on the Arts of China programme.
Skills and Experience:
Knowledge in Chinese art, archaeology and visual culture, broadly defined.
PhD or equivalent internationally recognised achievement in a relevant discipline
Committed to teaching directly from works of art
Record of publication and commitment to future research
Ability to speak, read and write in Chinese
Contact: Katie Bollom, +44203 219 6060, kbollom@christies.com

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures (EALC) at UC Davis invites applications for a faculty position, at the Associate Professor or Professor level, in modern and contemporary Japanese literature and culture, effective July 1, 2015. The successful candidate will play a leadership role in teaching, research, and service in EALC with a distinguished faculty and a culturally and ethnically diverse student body. Candidates must demonstrate national and international distinction in research, excellence in teaching and mentoring, native or near-native proficiency in Japanese and English, and a strong commitment to service at the university and in the profession. Teaching responsibilities will likely include Japanese literature courses, introductory culture courses, and courses in the candidate’s primary area of research.
          A PhD in Japanese literature, popular culture, cultural studies, film studies, cultural or intellectual history, cultural anthropology, fashion studies, design, media studies, gender and sexuality studies, comparative literature or East Asian Studies with a Japan focus, or any other related field is required. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014; the position will stay open until filled. To receive full consideration, please submit applications online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu//apply/JPF00341 including: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) one or more published papers or chapters, 4) teaching evaluations from the past three years, and 5) the contact information for three references.

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