Jobs and Openings: July 21, 2014

The Institute for the International Education of Students (IES Abroad) Beijing Center invites scholars of modern China to teach at the Center in Fall 2014. The Contemporary Issues Program (CIP) is designed for undergraduates with varying levels of Chinese language proficiency. The program is taught using a “modular” schedule in which students choose a single course for a 3.5-week module. Instructors teach 15-16 classes over a 3.5-week period. Each class meets in the morning for 2.5 hours. This schedule is ideal for researchers or other academics with commitments that prevent them from committing to teaching a course for an entire 16-week semester. Currently, we seek qualified instructors in the following areas: 1) Government and Politics in China; 2) Modern Chinese Economy; 3) International Relations of China; 4) Environmental Policy and Environmental Issues in China; 5) Urbanization and Urban Society in China; 6) Youth Culture in China; 7) Modern Chinese Literature/Gender & Sexuality in Modern Chinese Literature. Candidates with a doctorate degree, advanced doctoral candidates, or those with a graduate degree and substantial experience in the field and prior teaching experience will be considered.  Applicants should send a C.V. and the names and contact information for two 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 application materials should be sent to Jeremiah Jenne, Director of the IES Abroad Beijing Center, at Applications are due by October 15, 2014.

The Department of Religious Studies at Yale University intends to make a tenure-track appointment in the field of East Asian Buddhism beginning July 1, 2015, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applications are invited from scholars with research specialties in pre-modern Chinese and/or Japanese Buddhism. Expect knowledge of Japanese and Chinese is required and a familiarity with Sanskrit is desired. A Ph.D or equivalent degree at the time of hire is required. A letter of application describing your research, a C.V., a 2-page dissertation abstract, a chapter-length writing sample, a syllabus for an introductory undergraduate course, “East Asian Buddhism,” and 3 letters of reference should be submitted online at Contact for more information. The review of applications will begin December 1, 2014.

The History Department at Boston College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in modern Chinese history. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to research and publication in the field, offer broad and specialized courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and participate in the History Core as well as the Asian Studies Program. A Ph.D is required by August 2015. Please submit a letter of application, a CV, an article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference by November 1, 2014 to For more information about the department, visit:

The University at Buffalo (UB) has extended their deadline for applications for an Associate Director of the UB Confucius Institute. The Associate Director will be a 1.0 FTE Research Foundation-funded staff position, responsible for the day-to-day administrative duties of the Institute. The Associate Director will be supervised and directed by the faculty Director of the Institute and will work collaboratively with an Associate Director nominated by UB's partner institution in China, Capital Normal University. For further information and to apply, please visit (posting number 1400424). Applications are due by July 23, 2014.