Jobs and Openings: July 7, 2014

The Department of Asian History at Seoul National University invites applications for a professorship in the history of pre-modern Southeast Asia and/or maritime Asia in general. Applicants are expected to have expertise in maritime history of Eastern Indian Ocean and South China Sea from 1000 to 1800 ca. Those who combine strong research records, ability to work with sources in multiple languages, and passion for teaching will be preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach on both undergraduate and graduate levels up to 9 hours a week in English and to start at Seoul National University preferably in March 2015. Only those who already have PhD at the time of submission of application will be considered. Candidates should send us a letter of application, CV, description of courses that you would like to teach (sample syllabi), graduate transcript, a sample of scholarly writing (book chapter or article), and three letters of recommendation. We will begin reviewing applications on October 15, 2014.

The Department of History at the University of Pittsburgh seeks applicants for two positions (one tenure-track, one tenure-track/tenured), beginning fall 2015. Ph.D. should be completed by August 1, 2015. We invite applications from candidates working on any period of Chinese/Japanese/Korean/East Asian history from the eleventh century onward. The successful candidates will have the research languages and skills to train graduate students, in addition to teaching comparative modern East Asia surveys, specialized undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars. We encourage applicants to demonstrate how their research and teaching will contribute to one or more of our thematic fields: Atlantic History, Power and Inequality, Texts and Contexts, and World History (see our website, Send a letter of application, summary of the dissertation, CV, transcript of graduate courses, and three letters of recommendation to Professor Evelyn Rawski, Chair, East Asia Search Committee, Department of History, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. Applications must be postmarked by November 1, 2014.

The Yale University Department of History intends to make a tenure-track assistant professor appointment in Chinese history from 1895 to the present, beginning July 1, 2015.  Applications are invited from historians with strong potential for achievement in scholarship, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and intellectual leadership. We welcome applications from historians who already hold teaching positions, as well as from recent PhDs and those who expect their PhD by the time of appointment. Submit letter of application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, a chapter-length writing sample prepared for blind reading, and three letters of reference at:  The review of applications will begin September 15, 2014.

The Department of History at The Johns Hopkins University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor of Japanese History, period of specialization open, to begin July 1, 2015. Ph.D. required by September 1, 2015. Please submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference no later than October 1, 2014 to The committee will begin reading applications on September 15, 2014.

Encyclopaedia Britannica is seeking a Project Manager and Editor for Chinese-language projects. 80% of the position’s duties and responsibilities involve working on Chinese-language editorial projects and products. 10% involves managing international editorial projects with EB licensee partners. 5% involves reviewing Chinese-language marketing materials. The final 5% involves preparing project status reports bi-weekly and compiling other reposts as needed. Bachelor’s degree required; MA preferred. Editorial/Publishing or Teaching experience preferred. Chinese language fluency (excellent/near native) required. Qualified applicants should contact Please use Chinese Editorial as your subject line. No phone calls please. Applications are due on September 23, 2014.

The University of Hong Kong is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Chinese History and Culture in the School of Chinese, to commence on January 1, 2015, on a 3-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chinese history or related areas.  They should pursue an active agenda of research and publication that can complement and reinforce the Program's strengths in the broad spectrum of Chinese historical, religious and cultural studies.  The successful candidate should be able to develop and conduct courses in the history of the dissemination and the cultural influence of foreign religions (such as Manichaeism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, Catholicism and Protestantism) in China. Primary teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate level, but the appointee will also be expected to supervise M.Phil. dissertations and Ph.D. projects.  Information about the School can be obtained at Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date CV to Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at and further particulars can be obtained at Closes August 9, 2014.

The History Department at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Pre-Modern Chinese history, to begin in fall 2015. Field of specialization is open. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, including undergraduate courses and graduate seminars, and will provide service to the department and/or University as required. Evidence of scholarly potential and a strong commitment to research and teaching is expected. Ph.D. required. Submit letter of application, c.v., and contact information for three letters of recommendation by October 1st via Application materials must be submitted via the UBJobs posting. Finalists will be asked to submit official transcripts directly to the Search Committee Chair.

The IES Abroad Beijing Center is seeking to appoint a Center Director who will be responsible for strategy, management and operations. The Center Director supervises the Center’s academic programs, serves as the main point of contact with the Center’s partner institution in Beijing, and cultivates a broad range of contacts in Beijing and China for the benefit of the Center and IES Abroad. The Director should be familiar with the nature, organization, and customs of higher education in both the United States and China, should have experience working in the field of higher education in both countries, and should demonstrate experience and skill at collaborating with Chinese and U.S. institutions. The Director should have a strong commitment to academic rigor, to educating people in an international environment, and to promoting intercultural competence. Native or near-native fluency in English and Mandarin Chinese, both written and spoken, is required. Please see to learn more. Applications are due by September 25, 2014.