The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, seek to appoint a Faculty Fellow in Japanese religions, beginning on July 1, 2016. The fellowship has a term of one year, with the possibility of a one-year extension. It offers recent Ph.D. recipients (awarded between January 1, 2013, and June 30, 2016) a unique opportunity to develop their research and teaching interests within the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies and the Department of Religious Studies. The Faculty Fellow position is designed for a recent Ph.D. who has not held the rank of assistant professor. The Fellow will teach three courses during the academic year (normally one course per quarter, but different arrangements are also possible), including at least one lower-division, large enrollment course. The field of research is open, but we are especially interested in candidates working on premodern topics (medieval and/or Tokugawa periods). Candidates are expected to be familiar with premodern sources (in classical Japanese and kanbun), in addition to secondary sources in modern Japanese and other languages. This is a temporary appointment. Fellowship award provides an annual salary of $50,000. The award also includes health, vision, and dental benefits, and up to $2000 for research-related and travel expenses. The selection committee will begin reviewing the applications on May 15, 2016. Applications, including a letter of interest, CV, syllabi of proposed courses, and two letters of recommendation, should be sent to the UCSB Shinto Studies Chair via UCRecruitat https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00697. Questions may be addressed to Professor Fabio Rambelli, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The American Academy of Religion (AAR) invites applications for AAR-Luce Fellowships in Religion and International Affairs. The program places scholars with PhDs, from the humanities or related social sciences, at the US Department of State, under the Department’s Franklin Fellows Program. Fellows will participate in substantive work of the Department involving religion and international affairs. Fellows will receive a stipend of up to $6,500 per month plus up to $1,500 as a relocation subsidy. Funded by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, the Fellowship program seeks to bring scholarly knowledge and critical perspectives to the analysis of contemporary issues and the shaping of policy; and to offer scholars opportunities to contribute their expertise while learning about the functioning of a US government agency. Please see the AAR's website for more information and to apply: https://www.aarweb.org/programs-services/call-for-applications-for-aar-l.... Deadline: March 31, 2016.
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The University of New Orleans is offering an opportunity for students to study in Japan at Doshisha University during a 6-week summer program (5-weeks in Japan) designed for participants to learn about Japanese Culture, Cinema, History, and Language while living in Kyoto. The program runs from May 29th to July 2nd, 2016. The cost of the program is $4,995.00 (USD). Includes: Tuition, Housing, Weekday Lunches, Field Trip, Cultural Activities, Study Abroad Health Insurance, 1-Month Buss Pass for the city of Kyoto, and more. Earn 6 college credit hours. No prior Japanese language knowledge required. Apply today!
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The Institute of History at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zürich) invites applications for a Doctoral position in Extra-European History. Successful candidates are expected to write a PhD thesis in a field relating to the main research foci of the chair History of the Modern World (i.e. transnational history, the history of imperialism / colonialism and postcolonial studies) within the three years under contract. Furthermore, they are expected to support the ongoing research activities with the update of the chair’s website, to assist with editorial work, the organization of workshops and the proof-reading of all English language manuscripts produced by members of the research unit. It is tenable from May 1st, 2016, or, by arrangement, and can be extended up to three years. Applications are welcome from applicants with a background in history and/or area studies with a focus on a non-western region. Applicants of English mother tongue (or near-native speakers) with sound knowledge of at least one relevant non-European language, and with advanced experience in information technologies and web design are given preference. The application deadline is March 30, 2016.
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The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem offers post-doctoral fellowships for the year 2016-2017. The post-docs are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences specializing in East Asia, especially China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia. Fellowships are granted for one academic year or one term with the possibility of extension for an additional year. The starting date of the visit should not be later than four years after receipt of the Doctoral Degree; the fellow must hold a valid Doctoral Degree no later than October 2016. The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend (tax free) of $1,500, paid in Israeli NIS and linked to the “representative rate of exchange.” Fellows are entitled to one airline ticket (economy class, up to 1500$) for a direct flight from their hometown to Israel and back. Applicants should submit one hard copy and an electronic copy- in one file- of their application to the address below, no later than April 12, 2016.
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