Jobs and Openings: July 14, 2014

The Regional Development Program at the IES Abroad Kunming Center in Yunnan University is seeking a Lecturer with a specialization in China and/or Southeast Asia in Economic Development for 9/1 – 11/14 in 2014. To learn more about the center, visit www.iesabroad.org/kunming. The course the Lecturer will be teaching is “Economic Development of China and Southeast Asia.” This 3 credit course introduces students to the theories and practices of economic development and uses exemplary case studies from China and Southeast Asia to illustrate differences between theory and practices in economic development approaches. Candidates with a doctorate degree, advanced doctoral candidates, or those with a graduate degree with substantial experience in the field of economics and prior teaching experience will be considered. Applicants should send a C.V. and the names and contact information for 2 academic references who can address the applicant’s teaching experience. A brief description of teaching methods the instructor has found to be successful with advanced undergraduate students is also helpful. All applications should be sent to Brian Eyler at eylerb@ieskunming.org.

The Center for Religious Studies (CERES) at Ruhr University in Bochum, Germany invites applications for a part-time (50%) post-graduate assistant position. The position would begin September 11 -  December 18, 2014 – as a replacement for maternity leave and will respectively be renewed until March 31, 2015 due to parental leave. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with at least one language of Central Asian/East Asian cultures (Tibetan, Chinese, Mongol, Turkish etc.), in addition to fluency in the English language, and will be able to traverse disciplinary boundaries to connect the study of religions to other cultural aspects within the research program of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg, “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe.” For further information about CERES, visit: www.ceres.rub.de. Preference will be given to candidates with competence in academic self-administration and in applying for third-party funded research projects – potentially to secure additional funding for continued employment. Applicants must hold a master degree at the time of appointment. Applicants are to submit a letter of application (containing individual research interests), official transcripts of all graduate-level work (unofficial copies accepted until invited for interview) and a current CV to gwendolin.arnold@rub.de. Applications are due by August 8, 2014.

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