Jobs and Openings: August 18, 2014

          The Department of Political Science & International Relations at Valparaiso University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Relations. Contingent upon university approval, the position will start Spring of 2015 and continue through Spring of 2016, with the possibility of renewal. The applicant must be able to teach courses in International Relations and Comparative Politics, such as Introduction to IR or CP, International/Comparative Political Economy, and/or War & Conflict. The ability to teach the politics of China/East Asia and/or South Asia/MENA would be highly advantageous.
          Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a brief statement of teaching and research interests, a writing sample, a graduate transcript, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to: Professor Larry Baas, Chairperson, Department of Political Science & International Relations, 1400 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, Indiana, 46383. To receive full consideration applications must be received by September 25. We will be conducting a limited number of pre-arranged interviews at the APSA Meetings. Candidates interested in an interview at the conference should submit a CV and letter of interest to by August 22 (we will contact you to arrange an interview). 

          The Department of History at the University of Missouri - St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track position starting in August 2015 in East Asian History at the rank of Assistant Professor.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach a general course on East Asian history as well as on China and at least one other East Asian country.  Specialty in geographical area and time period is open, and areas of expertise could include international relations, East Asian history in the global context, culture and migration, and/or the Pacific Rim.  The department has a strong research mission, so consideration of promotion and teaching load will be tied to publication and other accomplishments in original scholarship.  Evidence of strong teaching is required and the ability to teach online courses is especially welcome.  Applicants must have a PhD in an area of East Asian history.  Starting salary is competitive with comparable institutions, and includes benefits.  Applications and inquiries should be sent to Karen Bartoni, Department of History, University of Missouri - St. Louis, 1 University Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63121.  An application consists of a letter of interest, c.v., and three letters of recommendation.  The search committee will begin reviewing materials on November 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

University: California State University Northridge (CSUN)
Department: Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
Effective Date of Appointment: 2014 – 2015 AY (Subject to Budgetary Approval)   
Rank: Assistant Professor of Japanese & Chinese (Tenure Track)
Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

          Required qualifications: 1) PhD in Japanese or Chinese (or related discipline) at time of appointment; 2) native or near-native proficiency in Japanese, Chinese and English; 3) proven excellence in proficiency-oriented language teaching in Japanese and Chinese; 4) proven excellence in undergraduate teaching; 5) ability to teach courses in English on Asian literature and culture (Asian business culture especially); and 6) willingness to develop new courses in Chinese language and culture to further program goals. Applicants must also be committed to working with an ethnically and culturally diverse student population. Desirable qualifications: 1) interest in pursuing ties with local high schools and colleges; 2) awareness of the latest developments in technology-supported instruction and experience in integrating its use into the learning process. All faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and serve on committees and to participate in other service, as needed.
          The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the department. The standard teaching load is 12 units per semester, although reassigned time may be available for research and/or curriculum and pedagogical development. All faculty are expected to engage in scholarship and community service and to remain current in their field. All faculty are expected to serve on departmental, college, and/or university committees and to participate in other service, as needed. The University seeks individuals who will contribute to both their chosen disciplines and the University’s significant commitment to teacher preparation and general education.
          Inquiries should be addressed to: Drake Langford, Japanese Section Head,

          The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) seeks a scholar of art produced in the context of East Asia or the Middle East during the late 19th, 20th, or 21st centuries. Starting in August 2015, this tenure-track or tenured, full-time faculty position will contribute to the global perspective of the Department of Art History, Theory, and Criticism. Preference will be given to candidates whose research is in dialogue with international or trans-geographic networks, is engaged with current debates in the discipline of art history, and is conversant with issues in contemporary art.
          The ideal applicant will contribute a distinct and creative approach that does not duplicate the existing strengths of a department of fourteen full-time art historians specializing in modern and contemporary art, architecture, and design. The successful candidate will join a department committed to an active research culture and excellence in teaching, while playing an important role in the dedicated degree programs in modern and contemporary art history that the department offers at both the MA and BA level.

Application Procedures
Site opens Sep 8. By or before Monday, December 15, 2014, please submit an application and required materials at
Questions regarding the School and its open positions, application procedures, or the search process may be emailed to

          The Department of History of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University invites applications for a tenure-track position in East Asian history to begin in August 2015.  PhD and teaching experience preferred.  Teaching assignments will include introductory courses in Asian history, upper-division courses in Chinese and Japanese history, and the first-year seminar of the common curriculum.
         Applications are accepted online only at . Applicants should submit a letter of application, cv, *three letters of reference, copies of transcripts, (official transcripts required for on-campus interview), statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  Review of the applications will begin October 31, 2014.