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Thanks! AFII (talk) 09:59, December 9, 2012 (UTC)


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What's your employment status? Edit

  • ABD (early): 6
  • ABD (finishing this year): 15
  • Postdoc: 5
  • Visiting or Temporary Assistant Professor: 4
  • Adjuncting PhD: 2
  • Continuing Non-Tenure Track Professor:1
  • TT but looking for a new job: 18
  • Tenured but always on the lookout for an opportunity: 1
  • Tenured or TT but reading out of curiosity: 3
  • PhD, Employed in academia in non-faculty position: 2
  • Fully employed outside of academia:
  • Partly employed outside of academia:
  • Unemployed PhD: 1
  • Adjuncting, denied tenure, trying again:
  • Search committee member: 7

TOTAL: 65 <---Remember to update Total!!

Specialization breakdown Edit

  • China: 13
  • East Asia: 2
  • Japan: 4
  • Korea: 3
  • South Asia: 8
  • Southeast Asia: 8

Asia - Mixed / Multiple / Open Specialization Edit

Angelo State University - Asia Since 1800 - CANCELLEDEdit

  • Assistant Professor of History, tenure-track, Asia Since 1800. The successful candidate must teach both halves of U.S. History survey, along with advanced Asian History courses in subfields that may include, but are not necessarily limited to, comparative, diplomatic, economic, political, and social history.
  • Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment; one year of teaching experience, either as a graduate teaching fellow or in a college as an adjunct, instructor, or assistant professor.
  • Deadline: November 15 2012.
  • Cancelled due to budgetary restrictions.

Baruch College - East Asian/Southeast AsianEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East Asian or Southeast Asian History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "Preference will be given to candidates with research focusing on areas outside China, especially Japan, Korea, or Southeast Asia. Transnational/transregional emphasis and focus on the modern era desirable. Teaching excellence required for a global history survey and upper level undergraduate electives, especially ones with a global or transnational framework. Ph.D. required."
  • "Please send a letter of application addressing research and teaching interests and experience, C.V., three recommendation letters, syllabi and/or teaching evaluations if available, and an article-length writing sample to: Tansen Sen (East/Southeast Asia Search Committee Chair), Department of History B5/200, Baruch College, 1 Bernard Baruch Way, New York, NY 10010. Applications may be emailed to Tansen.Sen@baruch.cuny.edu. Please indicate in cover letter if you will attend the AHA or AAS."
  • Deadline: 4 Dec. 2012
    • (looks like they intend to interview at AHA and/or AAS)
    • Regular teaching load is 21 credit hours (= 7 courses) a year, but junior faculty get course releases.
    • Seems like very few faculty, including tenured ones, actually teach 7 a year. I wonder if there are many ways to get course releases...
    • CUNY is going to implment a large-scale curriculum reorganization called "Pathways" from 2013, which will have tremendous impact on Baruch.
  • Any news on this?
  • scheduled interview: choice of AHA or skype (Dec 14)
  • First round interview complete - anyone heard about campus visits? (Feb. 2)
  • No, though they did say they were going to decide this past week. 
  • Campus invites made a few days ago (Feb 7)
  • Offer made and accepted

California State University - Channel IslandsEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Asian History, to start Fall 2013
  • "Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. in hand by the summer of 2013 from an accredited institution in history or a related field, a record of or potential for effectiveness in scholarship and undergraduate instruction, and the ability and willingness to provide teaching versatility and interdisciplinary learning. The new position is intended to strengthen the world history pillar of our existing program. Candidates who specialize in thematic (i.e. Silk Road, empire, religion, Indian Ocean world, etc.) and/or gender history are particularly encouraged to apply. Ability and willingness to develop and teach a broad range of world history courses (such as courses on China, Japan, the Middle East, South Asia, Revolution, etc.) would be a plus. Responsibilities for this position include teaching world history surveys as well as upper division courses in area of expertise"
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012 and position is open until filled
  • 11/30: Phone interview scheduled.
  • 1/25: Any word for those who had phone interviews?
  • 1/24: Invited for campus visit.
  • To the person invited for campus visit: When did you receive word? Thank you!
  • 1/24 by email.
  • 3/2 Any offers made?

California State University - Fresno - World/Asian HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track position in World History, with a prefered specialization in any period and area of Asian history, beginning in August 2013
  • "Ph.D. required. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and offer BA- and MA-level courses in World History, and in other area(s) of the candidate's teaching and research expertise. Other responsibilities will include research, publication, advising students, and university service. The successful candidate will also be a part of a faculty cohort, World Cultures and Globalization. This cohort has faculty from a range of disciplinary areas who will work on projects that address emerging interconnections between diverse cultures around the world."
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2012
    • Cross-posted to World/Global_History 2012-13
    • AHA interview scheduled by email week of 11/30
    • For the poster above, when and how were you contacted? Thanks! (12/3)
    • Any updates? 1/15

Central Washington University - East Asian HistoryEdit

  • [See original posting in 'East Asian' section, below]
  • Don't get confused by the way this was posted to the Chronicle and H-Net ... they are looking for separate Asia and Africa positions.

Columbia College Chicago - Asian StudiesEdit

  • The Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Interdisciplinary Humanities, Asian Studies, with special emphasis on modern Chinese or South Asian culture and languages, beginning in Fall 2013. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability and willingness to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary department and with a wide range of students, staff, and fellow faculty.
  • Minimum Education & Experience: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of the humanities, demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a willingness to work with undergraduates in a liberal arts setting, and have a record of scholarly accomplishment or promise.
  • How to Apply: To view the complete application and apply, please visit: https://employment.colum.edu (Job ID 100485).
  • IMPORTANT: At the start of the online application please upload ONE document that combines your cover letter, a curriculum vitae with the names of at least 3 references, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. Do not upload each document separately. The title of your document should be less than 60 characters and saved as a word.doc, word.dox, or PDF. Complete the online application including adding the names and contact information for three professional references. You will receive an email confirmation once you have successfully submitted your application. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013.
  • Visit http://www.colum.edu/EmploymentServices for application guidelines. If you experience technical difficulties please email careers@colum.edu. No phone calls or hard copy materials. Questions can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Joan Erdman at jerdman@colum.edu.

Columbus State UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian History, to start Aug. 2013
  • "Specialization within the field of Asian History is open, but a focus on gender studies, international relations, or race/ethnicity will be given preference. The successful candidate will teach both introductory survey courses and upper-level/graduate courses each semest
  • " Applications for part-time and full-time faculty positions must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be presented prior to campus visit if selected for interview. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) requirements, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline. Columbus State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, Committed to Diversity in Hiring."
  • "Please have institutions send official undergraduate and graduate transcripts directly to: Dr. Gary Sprayberry, Interim Chair, Department of History and Geography, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907. Please e-mail three confidential letters of recommendation that are sent directly from references, university placement services or other professional services (e.g., Interfolio) to hr@columbusstate.edu or mail to: Human Resources Office, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, Georgia 31907."
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2012
  • Any news?

Dixie State College (Utah) - Asian/Chinese/WorldEdit

  • 9-month Tenure track faculty position in World and Asian History, to begin August 2013
  • Teaching load includes: "27 credits per academic year in World and Asian History" (= 9 courses per year)
  • 3 U.S., 1 World and 1 Asia for fall, 3 U.S., 1 World for spring.
  • Possibly teach in a distance learning environment.
  • Ability and willingness to additionally offer US survey courses preferred.
  • "Ph.D. in History with emphasis in Chinese and/or East Asian History as well as World History."
  • Position is contingent upon funding
  • Review begins: 7 Jan. 2013 and position is open until filled.
  • Phone interviews completed.
  • Camps interviews completed. (Nov. 30) - Both finalists were on the campus same day.
  • Update?

Florida State University - Modern China/East AsiaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of Modern China and/or East Asia
  • "The successful candidate will contribute to strengths of the university faculty in fields and programs including but not limited to gender history, the history of science, religion, War and Society, and Asian Studies. Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and demonstrate a strong commitment to publication as well as to undergraduate and graduate teaching."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Any update?
  • AHA interviews scheduled.

Frostburg State University (MD) [non-TT]Edit

  • Full-time contractural lecturer in Asian History, to begin Fall Semester 2013
  • "Regional area of specialization and chronological period open"
  • Teaching: "Teach eight undergraduate courses per year (four each semester), including courses in the Departments survey and research core and in the Universitys General Education Program, as well as a variety of upper level courses on Asi"
  • "ABD required; Ph.D. preferred.  Subfield in Trans-Pacific or Environmental history considered. "
  • Deadline: 22 Feb. 2013

Gallaudet University (DC) - African, Middle Eastern or Asian HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin 16 Aug. 2013
  • "Fluency in American Sign Language is highly desirable, but not required. However, applicants who do not know ASL must be willing to learn, and eventually must satisfy the language requirements specified in the university’s Faculty Guidelines."
  • "Candidates must hold the Ph. D. or be able to document that they are close to completing a Ph. D. in History. Field of concentration is open, however a strong preference will be shown to candidates with a primary field in the History of Africa, Asia, or the Middle-East. Also desirable is the ability to teach women’s history, and the ability to teach the history of a second non-Western geographical area (excluding Latin America), and/or geography."
  • "College undergraduate teaching experience required. Candidates should show a strong commitment to students; quality teaching and advising. In addition to teaching undergraduate History courses in his or her fields, the successful candidate must be willing to teach in the interdisciplinary General Studies program. "
  • Deadline: not stated in Ad, advert expires 5 Jan. 2013

Georgetown University - Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Qatar - South East, East Asian, or AfricanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in South East Asian, East Asian or African History
  • Teaching load: 2/2 which "will include introduction to global history and/or a regional survey course."
  • "Candidates whose research interests are broadly transnational are especially sought. ...ABDs are welcome to apply, with the Ph.D. completed by August 2013. Applicants should have substantial research accomplishments or evidence of an ambitious research agenda and exceptional promise. All applicants must have outstanding teaching credentials given the small size of our classes and the diversity of our students."
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012 and continues until filled.
  • Did anyone else apply for this? Any idea as to the timeline for the search? (12/8)
    • I did and haven't heard a word.
  • Interview request via email for AHA (12/12)(x2)
  • Has anyone heard since the AHA interview? (1/17)
  • Campus visits this week (2/7)
    • All of them in one week? Did you get an offer?
    • Offer made to East Asian historian (2/16) 
    • Offer accepted.

Kent State University - East, South or Southeast AsiaEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in the history of East, South or Southeast Asia, beginning Fall 2013.
  • Geographic, temporal and thematic fields are open. Candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to publication of his or her research, develop courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level in his or her fields of specialization, and teach a regular World Civilization course.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment.
  • To apply, please visit http://jobs.kent.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=187014/. Candidates should submit an online application and curriculum vita, a brief (no more than two pages) research statement, and a writing sample or links. In addition to applying online, three letters of recommendation to mheiss@kent.edu. Search Committee Chair, Dr. Mary Ann Heiss.
  • Review begins 29 Oct. 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.
    • 4/4 teaching load, I believe.
    • 4/4 teaching load is on the KSU regional campuses. This position is on the Kent Campus, which has M.A. and Ph.D. programs and where the standard teaching load is 2/2
    • they are going to do an expedited search - hire somebody by December (10/22)
    • Was told that the long list for phone interviews to be declared today Fri. 2nd Nov. 2012.
    • Shortlist for phone/skype interviews made and candidates contacted (11/2)(x3)
    • East, South or Southeast Asia? East Asia (x1) Southeast Asia (x1) South Asia (x2)
    • have they called candidates to campus? (11/16)
    • Invited for campus interview, Modern South Asia (11/16)
    • Rejection letter received via snail mail, dated 11/16 (11/21). Field: Southeast Asia (x2)
    • How many people have been invited to campus? What are their fields?(11/25)
    • Rejection letter received (11/25). Field: East Asia (x4)
    • At least one candidate is Modern South Asia; 2 others remain and it is not clear what their fields are.
    • Has an offer been made? (12/8)
    • Has the offer been accepted (12/15)? If so who is the chosen candidate? Cinty PhD
    • I think offer has been declined.
    • Has an offer to another candidate been made? (12/21)
    • Any news? Has the position been filled? (12/23)
    • What is the status of this one? (1/2)
    • Any news? (1/24)
    • Has this search been cancelled? (2/1)
    • Hire has been made (2/1)
    • Any info on the new hire? Field, etc.?
    • Rejecion email 4/13

Marywood University (Pennsylvania) - East/South AsiaEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Asian/World History to begin August 2013.
  • Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in nineteenth and twentieth-century world history and upper level specialty courses focusing on modern East Asia and/or South Asia.
  • Thematic areas might include environmental history, gender history, the history of science, colonial and post-colonial interactions, the history of migrations and transnational diasporas or other areas of teaching and research that complement the existing offerings, student advising, commitment to scholarly activity, and university, professional, and community service.
  • 3/4 teaching load.
  • Review begins: 30, Nov. 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
  • To apply send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a teaching philosophy statement, copies of graduate transcripts, and the names and contact information of three references by email as separate PDF documents to: Dr. Alexander Vari, Chair of the Search Committee, vari@marywood.edu
  • Anyone know if they are planning to inteview at AHA? (12/11)
  • Phone interviews scheduled (12/12)

Montana State University - Bozeman - Modern, excl. JapanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Asian History, excluding specialists in the history of Japan
  • "The department particularly welcomes applications from candidates whose sub-specialties include environmental history; history of science/technology; cultural history."
  • 2/2 teaching load
  • "The successful candidate should be prepared to teach a survey course in the history of modern Asia, as well as upper-division courses in her/his areas of expertise. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the department’s graduate program. The Ph.D. is required by August 2013, as well as evidence of the ability to teach effectively and to conduct independent research."
  • Review begins: 22 Oct. 2012 and position is open until filled
    • Cross-posted to: Hist Sci, Tech &amp; Med, 2012-3 & Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented 2012-13
    • Application acknowledged
    • Phone interview scheduled (10/24)
    • Request for phone interview (10/27)
    • Campus interviews being scheduled for last week of Nov/first week of Dec (11/12)
    • What are the fields/specialties of the short-listed? Any particular topic/region that garnered interest?
      • Modern China (cultural history) Are all the short-listed historians of China? (No idea, but at least one is)
    • Offer made (12/12) & accepted

Naval Postgraduate School - Asian History & Politics (Open Rank) Edit

  • Tenure-track appointment at any rank (assistant, associate, or full professor) in the history or politics of Asia.
  • We are particularly interested in scholars working on Southeast Asia. Korea, or Japan. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach a general graduate-level course on either comparative politics or modern history.
  • The Naval Postgraduate School is a fully-accredited graduate school whose students are drawn from the armed forces and civilian agencies of the United States and many other countries. National Security Affairs is a multi-disciplinary department with curricula based on comparative politics,international relations, history, and economics.
  • Interested parties should send a letter of application, c.v., and writing samples. Applicants for appointment as assistant professor should also have at least three letters of recommendation sent. Applicants for appointment as associate or full professor should submit a list of at least three references with e-mail addresses. Address applications and supporting materials electronically to Professor Harold Trinkunas, Chair, Asia Search, Department of National Security Affairs, hatrinku@nps.edu.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2012 and the search will continue until the position is filled.
    • Does anyone know their teaching load? I assume that salary is quite good. I wonder if academic freedom is guaranteed.
    • 1 Oct email acknowledging application
    • Anyone heard anything?
  • Campus interviews have been scheduled.
  • Rejection letter via post. Hire made (2/6)

Nazarbayev University (Kazakhstan) - Open RankEdit

  • Open rank position in the history of South Asia, East Asia, or the Persian-speaking world.
  • "We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and instruction emphasizes connections between these regions and Central Asia."
  • 2/2 Teaching Load
  • "Ph.D. in hand or expected by the starting date in August 2013, preferably from a Western or leading international university"
  • For full consideration: 26 Nov. 2012, position open until filled.
  • Please contact Zbigniew Wojnowski with informal enquiries: zbigniew.wojnowski@nu.edu.kz

New York University - Abu DhabiEdit

Randolph-Macon College (VIrginia) (pref. China, excl. Japan)Edit

  • Entry-level tenure track position in Asian History, to begin Sept. 2013
  • PhD in hand by appointment date.
  • 3/4 Teaching Load "will require the ability to teach courses on any aspect of Asian history, except Japan. The ability and willingness to teach Chinese history is especially welcome. Secondary fields are open"
  • Review begins: Mid-December 2012 and position is open until filled

Southern New Hampshire University Asia, 1800-presentEdit

  • Assistant professorship in history, specializing in modern Asia, 1800 to the present, to start 1 Sept. 2013
  • Topical and geographical subfields are open, although strong preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated teaching and research expertise in Chinese and/or Japanese history. A strong record of success in teaching undergraduates is essential.
  • The teaching load is seven courses per academic year for faculty with an ongoing scholarly activity plan. Courses will include a mix of introductory surveys and upper-level offerings driven by the faculty members interests and expertise. A PhD in the relevant field is required at the time of hire.
  • Review begins: 2, Nov. 2012, and continue until the position is filled.
  • Is this a tenture-track position? Yes
  • Is this the same position?
    • [14 Mar] Another post, advertised as 'Non-Western' post-1800 with a 'preference' for Asian History has been posted: see listing on Open Field or Mixed Hire History Jobs 2012-13 page.  Unclear if these are the same posts or a readvertisement of a failed search. AFII (talk) 08:33, March 14, 2013 (UTC)
    • On campus interviews scheduled with candidates in April 2013

St. Bonaventure University (NY)Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Asian History, to begin Fall 2013
  • "Appreciation and respect of the Franciscan-Catholic mission of St. Bonaventure University is expected of the successful candidate."
  • "In addition to upper division courses in his or her areas of specialization, the successful candidate will teach World History surveys and participate in professional service in building the program. Ph.D.s are preferred but A.B.D.s are welcome to apply."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012
  • phone interviews conducted Dec 10-11
  • invited to campus interview (Jan 7)
  • Any news yet?

St. Francis University (Penn)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East, South, or Southeast Asian History, to begin autumn 2013
  • 4/4 Teaching Load
  • "Fields of specialization are open, but candidates with research and teaching interests that complement the department’s thematic strengths are especially encouraged to apply. Current department strengths include economic, environmental, medical and gender history. The successful candidate will develop courses at the undergraduate level in his or her fields of specialization, as well as teach a regular World History survey course."
  • Review begins: Mid-November 2012 and continues until the position is filled
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • Campus visits scheduled (1/15)
    • Offer made & accepted (3/8). Boston College ABD. Modern South Asia.

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi - Asian History and/or Asian American StudiesEdit

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Asian History and/or Asian American Studies, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "The successful candidate will teach upper division courses in Asian history, two sections of the candidate's preferred half of the U.S. Survey each semester, as well as undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the area of specialization"
  • "Ph.D. preferred; advanced ABD considered. Candidates are expected to be quality teachers, scholars, and citizens of the academy as demonstrated through a variety of student learning outcomes, refereed publications, external grants, and through service on local and professional committees"
  • For full consideration: 29 Mar. 2013
  • Does anyone know what the teaching load is for this position? It sounds like it might be 3-3, but it's not specified. (2/27)
  • 4/4 .
  • All TT faculty in the department are on 3-3 load (03/04).
  • 2 US, 1 China, and 1 Graduate Course per semester is what I heard. 
  • 4/4 according to TAMCC unless you are senior faculty who is on a research track.
  • Any update? Interviews? 
  • Offer made

University of Arkansas - Monticello - Asian OR African OR Middle EasternEdit

  • Full-time 9-month faculty position in History
  • "Teaching load is twelve credit hours per fall and spring semesters."
  • "Candidates should have a Ph.D. in African, Middle Eastern, or Asian history. A commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, academic advising, and professional activities are expected. Preference will be given to applicants willing to participate in the University’s travel/study programs."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012, and continues until position filled

University of Birmingham (UK) - TWO positions: late modern China & Southeast AsiaEdit

  • Two lectureships (tenured ~ Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Asian History
  • "We are looking for two historians to extend our expertise in late modern (post-1850) history to China and Southeast Asia.  Candidates' research should fall within one or more of the School's key research themes, and in particular should complement our strengths in two or more of the following areas: environmental history, diasporas, urban history, transnationalism and imperialism"
  • "The appointments would be expected to consolidate and expand our UG teaching provision, expand PGT and PGR recruitment and work with one or more of our research centres to bolster History's performance in the REF.  The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to courses at undergraduate levels C, I and H (i.e. First, Second and Final years) and to contribute to our postgraduate programmes (where appropriate). As part of their undergraduate remit, the successful candidates will be expected to provide an Option and Special Subject on modern Chinese or Southeast Asian history, as well as contribute to core modules"
  • "The successful candidates will also be asked to undertake administrative duties within the Department, School or College. They will be expected to participate in our plans for the REF and in helping to increase our postgraduate recruitment. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of Asian studies within the University more generally, and to assist in developing and delivering a new MA in Global History."
  • Deadline: 9 Jan 2013
  • According to hte department chair, applications for the positions from last year (was it a failed search? presumably so) are also being rolled over and re-considered.  

Unviersity of Cambridge (UK) - Modern Asian (since c.1500) esp China/JapanEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Modern (since c.1500) Asian History, to begin 1 Oct 2013
  • "The successful candidate will be an outstanding scholar and teacher in their field.  Research of international standing will be expected. The successful candidate must hold a PhD (or equivalent). The Faculty welcomes both early career scholars and those who already have established careers"
  • "Preference is likely to be given to candidates working on Chinese or Japanese history. This is a new post, designed to expand the Faculty's coverage of global history, and complement existing strengths in South Asian and African history."
  • Deadline: 27 Mar. 2013
  • What is the teaching load for this position? (3/18)
  • Any news?
  • Offer made and accepted, (5/17)

University of Dayton - South or Southeast Asian HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor specializing in South or Southeast Asian history with an open secondary field. The position begins on August 16, 2013.
  • We require a minimum ABD nearing completion and prefer a PhD in history or a related field in hand at the time of appointment. We also require the ability to teach HST 103 The West and the World (the Department’s introductory course in historical study required of all students at the University) in addition to upper-level history courses in area of specialty. Candidates must articulate an active research agenda with preference given to candidates who can demonstrate a record of scholarship.
  • Apply online at http://jobs.udayton.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=53618 by submitting a Letter of Application, CV, and Graduate Transcript(s). Three original letters of reference should be sent to the Search Committee, Department of History, University of Dayton, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1540.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012.
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • Acknowledgement for materials received (10/25) X4
    • Invited for AHA interview (x3)
    • Request for more materials after AHA (1-5)
    • Looks like AHA list of 3 finalists is set - rejection email received (1/15)
    • Topics of finalists - SA or SEA?
    • Have they made an offer? (Feb 10)
    • Yes, Cinty PhD. (Feb 14)

University of Missouri, St. Louis - [Non-TT VAP; China & Asian Pacific Rim]Edit

  • The Department of History at the University of Missouri-St. Louis invites applications for a one- and-a-half-year appointment starting January 2013 in the History of China and Asian Pacific Rimat the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses each semester including the full range of Chinese history courses and one or more course on the Pacific Rim. Strong consideration will be given to applicants with expertise in one of the following subfields: military history; business and economic history; or culture and migration. Evidence of strong teaching is required and the ability to teach online courses is especially welcomed. Applicants must have a PhD or ABD status in Chinese or Asian History. Salary is $45,000 plus benefits.
  • Applications and inquiries should be sent to Karen Bartoni, Department of History, University of Missouri—St. Louis, 1 University Blvd., St. Louis, MO, 63121. An application consists of a letter of interest, c.v., and three letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2012 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of Saskatchewan - Asian History w/Gender & SexualitiesEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship ni Asian History,  with a specialization in gender and sexualities, to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • Geographical specialization (within Asia) and temporal focus are open. Familiarity with feminist and/or queer theory is a strong asset.
  • We seek a scholar who will strengthen and broaden our existing departmental expertise in histories of gender and sexuality. Additionally, we welcome linkages to the current areas of research strength in the department, including: Native-Newcomer relations; the history of science and medicine; environmental history; twentieth century politics, culture and public policy; and the North American Great Plains. The successful candidate for this position will also participate in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGSt) located in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity. It is expected that the candidate would provide interesting new synergies for collaborative research with faculty in the WGSt program, which might include: research on sexualities and race, gender and development, gender and the environment, and sexualities and medicine. In addition, the University of Saskatchewan offers a variety of opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations across the College and the University, including: collaboration with the fifty scholars actively engaged in gendered research across the disciplines; with faculty in the International Studies Program; and with faculty engaged in international study/research abroad initiatives.
  • Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier, and a sample of written or published work, and should arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Jim Handy, Head
    Department of History, College of Arts and Science, University of Saskatchewan, 9 Campus Drive, Saskatoon, SK S7N 5A5, Canada. Electronic applications are strongly encouraged (PDF files preferred). They may be sent by email to Nadine.penner@usask.ca
  • Review begins:  5, Dec. 2012, continuing until an appointment is made.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

University of Southern Indiana - Asia after 1500Edit

  • Tenure track associate professorship in Asia after 1500 OR Latin American History
  • "PhD or advanced ABD in history or closely related field required by start date of August 2013. 12-hour (4 course) teaching load per semester, with 2 – 3 preparations, including core curriculum history surveys, historical methods, required world civilizations sequence for history majors and courses in candidate’s specialty. Teaching experience, an active scholarly agenda and commitment to serving USI and the community required."
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2012.
    • Cross-posted to Latin American History 2012-13
    • Phone interview scheduled Oct. 12
    • For whoever posted the above, any more news on this? Anyone else contacted for telephone or AHA interviews? (11-18)
    • Campus visits scheduled (11-19)
    • Any news?

University of St. Andrews (UK; Scot.) - Modern South or East AsiaEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~asst/assoc prof.) in the history of South or East Asian History, between the 18th & 20th C, to start 1 Sept. 2013
  • "Applicants should show evidence of both productivity and quality in their own research and should have experience of teaching at university level, displaying an ability to bring enthusiasm and imagination to tutorials, seminars and lectures. "
  • Note: As this is a UK permanent job, the hire will be made at the junior/entry level, but it is effectively tenured from the beginning. [Er, as marked above - I always flag the UK lectureships as tenured posts! AFII (talk) 07:02, October 16, 2012 (UTC)]
  • Deadline: 9 Nov. 2012
  • Interview scheduled 
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Waterloo (Can.) - Open rank; Islam in AsiaEdit

  • Tenure track or tenured assistant, associate or full professor in the area of Contemporary Islam in Asia with a preference for a specialization outside the middle east, to begin 1 Jul. 2013
  • "The position is open to candidates from all disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and candidates are encouraged to identify the most appropriate fit. The successful candidate will teach at least one course in Islam for the Department of Religious Studies. Other courses will be listed or cross-listed to Religious Studies as appropriate."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec 2012 and is open until filled

University of Wisconsin - SuperiorEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian History
  • Teaching load is 4 courses/12 credits per semester
  • "Ph.D. in Asian Hisory or related field required by date of contract. Must be able to teach broadly within Asian History at both the introductory and upper level. A second introductory teaching field outside Asia is required, with World/Global History desirable."
  • "Ability and interest in contributing coursework to Global Studies and Women and Gender Studies minors and in encouraging or leading student study abroad are desirable"
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2012 and continues until position filled.
  • phone interview scheduled (Dec 14)
  • campus interview shceduled (late Jan)
    • one of the candidates invited to campus withdrew application (mid-Feb), so things may take longer

Wheaton College (MA) - 1 yr. Mellon Postdoc in Asian History (non-TT)Edit

  • The Department of History at Wheaton College (MA) invites applications for a one-year Andrew W. Mellon Foundation postdoctoral fellowship in Asian history, beginning in fall 2013.   Candidates must have PhD in hand by June 30, 2013. The successful candidate may also be eligible for an additional one-year appointment as a visiting assistant professor, budget permitting.  The fellow will teach three courses. Geographic field is open, with preference for China and/or South Asia.  Chronological specialization is open, though applicants must be able to offer survey courses on modern China and/or modern India and advanced courses broadly focused on their areas of research. Candidates with research and/or teaching expertise in economic development, gender, and/or diasporic/transnational connections between Asia and elsewhere in the world are encouraged to apply. The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000 plus benefits, as well as a research and travel fund.
  • Wheaton College only accepts electronic submissions. Please visit https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu to apply. Review of applications will begin as they arrive and proceed until we find a suitable candidate.

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Bucknell University (Penn)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Chinese History, to begin the 2013-4 academic year.
  • "Research and chronological fields are open. Ancillary competencies in the humanities, such as art history, film, philosophy, or visual studies are welcomed. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the College Core Curriculum. ABD required; Ph.D. preferred. Teaching experience and evidence of a dynamic program of scholarship highly favored. Candidates must be able to speak and write English effectively."
  • Review begins immediately [30 Oct.] and position is open until filled.
  • This posting seems to be gone from H-Net and there's no posting up on the Bucknell page right now, either. Presumably there was an error of some sort -- maybe it was up on H-Net before it should have been?
    • [5 Nov] advert has been reposted. AFII (talk) 17:37, November 5, 2012 (UTC)
    • The H-Net advert states that applicants must apply through Bucknell's internal human resources site, yet there is no China job listed there. So how do you apply for the job?
    • I guess you can just mail everything to their dept.
    • The posting is now up on the Bucknell jobs site.
    • The online job portal is pretty wonky. If you are ABD and (out of honesty) do not claim to have a PhD, the program automatically "disqualifies" you after you submit the application.
    • No further information? (x3)
    • Skype interview completed
    • Email "search completed" notification

Butler University (Indiana) - ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Modern Chinese History, to start Aug. 2013
  • PhD in hand by appointment date
  • " Preference will be given to candidates working in modern Chinese history, from the Qing period onward. Applicants should expect to teach introductory courses in Asian history and to contribute to a comparative world cultures program in the core curriculum."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
  • Has anyone heard of anything?
  • AHA Interview scheduled 12/12/12
  • Campus Interviews completed
  • Offer made and accepted

Cornell University - Asst/Assoc, ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant/associate professorship in Modern Chinese history "with particular expertise in the late-imperial and Republican periods." to start 1 July 2013
  • "Applicants must be strong in both research and teaching and have their Ph.D. in hand by July 2013."
  • Please send a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation to academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1603. Inquiries should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Chen Jian, jc585@cornell.edu.
  • Deadline: 30, Sept. 2012.
  • The online submission system is amazingly annoying. I would much rather use regular mail.
  • email asking for writing samples
    • For those who were asked for writing samples, is your expertise in imperial or Republican eras? late imperial
  • skype interview scheduled
  • campus visits scheduled
  • names/fields?
  • Offer made to Seow
  • is it necessary to publicly post his name? (x2)
    • [5 Dec] without wanting to sound like a stuck record...If you're going to post information about third parties PLEASE make sure you are abiding by the wiki's Terms & Conditions, and not breaching local privacy or libel laws.  If this is confidential information then it should not be posted on the wiki. AFII (talk) 17:11, December 5, 2012 (UTC)
    • As the poster who filled in the info on the successful candidate, sincere apologies to all concerned parties if caused offense. Heartfelt congratulations intended. May we all be so lucky!
  • Offer accepted

Duke University - ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the HIstory of Modern China
  • "... with a preference for research interests that focus on the twentieth century. The position will begin fall 2013"
  • Deadline: 9 Nov. 2012.
  • writing sample requested
  • AHA interviews scheduled x2
  • Campus visits scheduled
  • Offer accepted (by a UC graduate).

Durham University (UK)Edit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in the HIstory of China, to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • "The department will be especially interested in candidates with research interests in the early modern period (16th to 18th centuries) and/or the Qing dynasty (17th to 19th centuries)."
  • "The successful applicant will be expected to teach and collaborate in modules on Chinese history at undergraduate and taught postgraduate levels, including a substantial contribution to a first year survey module on Chinese history from its origins to the 18th century. They will also supervise postgraduate research and will undertake outstanding research leading to publications which have high standards of international significance, and to strong applications for external grants and with potential for external impact. They will take a full part in the life of the Department, and show ability to exercise academic leadership"
  • Deadline: 19 May 2013

Indiana University - Bloomington - Modern (post-1911)Edit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in History of Modern China (post-1911)
  • "All subfield specializations are encouraged to apply, but we particularly encourage applications from candidates who can teach courses which place China in its global contex"
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2012.
  • It is more conventional to use Indiana University than the University of Indiana to refer to this school.
  • Campus visit scheculed. Four candidates altogether. (Nov. 19)
  • Offer extended and accepted.

Leiden University (Netherlands) - Pre-modernEdit

  • Tenurable open rank position in pre-modern Chinese history, to begin 1 Aug. 2013 'or as soon as possible thereafter'
  • "...with the aim of filling the position at full-professorial level immediately or in maximally six years from appointment...If appointment is made at the level of assistant or associate professor, this will be with a tenure track toward the full professorship"
  • "We seek a scholar of wide intellectual scope. Research specialization in terms of period and thematics is open. S/he will teach survey courses in premodern Chinese history and seminar courses on topics of choice in the study of premodern China, and oversee and contribute to the teaching of Premodern Chinese."
  • Review begins: 21 Jan. 2013 and position is open until filled
  • Email acknowledgement of application. Committee will meet in February. (1/2)
  • Email rejection. Anybody hear anything about who has been invited?

Nanyang Technological University (Sing.) - Two PostsEdit

  • Two posts; both at Assistant Professor level
  • Modern and Contemporary History of China

"The areas of specialization are open but we are particularly interested in candidates whose research areas cover cultural, political and/or international history of China, and who are able to place modern China in the context of regional and global transformations."

  • Interdisciplinary Studies of Modern and Contemporary History and/or Society of Chinese overseas

"Preferred research focus on Southeast Asia but candidates whose research focuses on other geographical areas may also be considered."

  • Phd and 'record of accomplishment' required, "The successful applicants are expected to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and to offer courses in both Mandarin and English. Most courses offered by the Division of Chinese are taught in Mandarin while the administrative language of the University is English"
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2012.
  • offer made. done deal

Newcastle University (UK) - Open Rank; Modern ChinaEdit

  • Reader/Senior Lecturer/Lecturer (tenured, Full/Assoc/Asst Prof.) in the History of Modern China
  • "Candidates for a Readership will have already established an excellent track record of recent publications in internationally recognised journals in their specialist area, experience in research project management and a record of successful funding applications. They should be experienced in programme development and curriculum innovation, have an ability to build up international networks and have a flair for leadership."
  • "Candidates for a Senior Lectureship will already have a national and international profile in research, a record of successful funding applications and experience of curriculum development and teaching in their subject area. They should have some experience in administration."
  • "Candidates for a Lectureship will have a Ph.D. in an appropriate subject, a good record of recent research and publication and firm plans for future research and publication. They should also have experience of teaching and curriculum development at university level."
  • Deadline: 31 Mar. 2013

New College of Florida- Asst (TT): Late Imperial/Endowed ChairEdit

  • "Tenure-track assistant professorship in the history of late imperial China (c. 1368-1912), starting in August 2013."
  • Successful candidate "will be appointed to the Hoppin Chair in Asian Studies, which carries a competitive salary and a generous research/travel allocation."
  • PhD preferred, ABD, strong research profile required.
  • Teaching fields in comparative world history and/or 20th-c. Chinese history desired.
  • College is Florida's public honors college, "a small, highly selective, innovative liberal arts institution, which uses narrative evaluations in lieu of grades and requires all students to complete a senior thesis."
  • Send letter of application, CV, writing sample, list of proposed courses, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. David Allen Harvey, Chair, Division of Social Sciences, New College of Florida, 5800 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, FL 34243. Inquiries also to Dr. Harvey at dharvey@ncf.edu.
  • Deadline: 1 November 2012.
  • Skype interviews scheduled

New York University - Early Modern China [VAP; Non-TT]Edit

  • The Department of History at NYU seeks to appoint a scholar of early modern Chinese history (before 1900) to teach in our undergraduate History program, effective September 1, 2013, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Candidates need to have a Ph.D. degree by July 2013. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, and will teach four courses per year.
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and writing sample (article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter) and three letters of recommendation via http://history.as.nyu.edu/page/employment. Review of applications will begin on January 15th, 2013.

New York University, Shanghai - Open RankEdit

  • Open rank position, with preference for Associate or Full Professor in Chinese History
  • "We seek a scholar with a specialized area of research and teaching in Chinese History of any period, ideally with a transnational, comparative or global approach"
  • "The terms of employment are comparable to U.S. institutions. Faculty may also spend time at NYU New York and other sites of the global network, engaging in both research and teaching opportunities. Tenure/tenure-track faculty may also be members of the History Graduate Faculty in New York. The appointment might begin as soon as August 1, 2013, or could be delayed until August 1, 2014."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2012 and position is open until filled.The Department of History at NYU seeks to appoint a scholar of early modern Chinese history (before 1900) to teach in our undergraduate History program, effective September 1, 2013, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Candidates need to have a Ph.D. degree by July 2013. The successful candidate will be appointed as a Visiting Assistant Professor for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year, and will teach four courses per year.
  • Request for additional materials (1/2)

Northeastern University - 19th and/or 20th CEdit

  • Assistant professorship in 19th and/or 20th century Chinese History
  • "Successful candidates will advance the History and Asian Studies undergraduate programs and the innovative graduate world history program as well as college initiatives designed to internationalize the curriculum. The Department has special interests in public history; urban history; health and the environment; citizenship, gender and race; war and conflict, social movements, and the Digital Humanities. A doctoral degree in History or a related field by the start date is required [Fall 2013]."
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2012 and position is open until filled.

Occidental College (Ca.)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Chinese History, starting fall 2013
  • "While specialization and historical period are open, the new appointee will be expected to teach five courses in a year in Chinese history spanning the late imperial to modern period. The successful candidate would join a History Department with global interests and colleagues in Asian Studies in the departments of Religious Studies, Diplomacy and World Affairs, Art History, Politics, and East Asian Languages and Cultures."
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • AHA interview scheduled (11/29)
    • Has anyone heard back after the AHA interview?
    • Not I (x1)
    • Rejection letter received by mail (March 10th)
    • Three cadidates were brought in back in Feb (two UC, one Ivy).  Now a fourth candidate is being brought in (mid May March).  Unclear if an offer was made and rejected--any insight from the candidates?
    • Mid May or mid March? (whoops, fixed)
    • Offer accepted

Piedmont College (Geo.) - [Non-TT] East Asia (China)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History
  • "The College seeks candidates with expertise in East Asian (Chinese) history. A doctorate in history as well as a strong commitment to excellent teaching, undergraduate research, and service is required."
  • Posted 12 Nov. 2012 and Open Until Filled.
  • Why did I see the ad say "non tenure track"? 
  • 4/4, teaching at two different campus. 

Portland State University - pre-1800 ChinaEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor of pre-1800 Chinese history, to begin September 16, 2013.
  • Applicants should have completed the PhD in the relevant field of study by the hire date. Send letter of application detailing teaching and research, CV, examples of research, and three letters of reference to Dr. James Grehan, Department of History, Portland State University, Box 751, Portland, OR 97207-0751 (chinasearch@pdx.edu; 503-725- 3994). Electronic submission of all materials preferred. Screening of applications will begin October 1, 2012, and continue until finalists are identified.
  • For further information, see: http://www.pdx.edu/hr
  • Does anyone know what the teaching load is for TT jobs at Portland State? 4/3
  • Phone interviews completed this week (10/31)
  • Rejection e-mail received (12/17 x2)

Swarthmore CollegeEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Chinese History
  • Field & Period open
  • "...to begin August 2013. Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment, and offer a range of courses including survey courses, first-year seminars, upper-division courses, and advanced seminars in Chinese history, as well as East Asian surveys and transnational/global history courses. The successful applicant is also expected to contribute to the Asian Studies program."
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012.
  • Has anyone been contacted by the search committee? 
  • contacted for AHA interview x2
  • Have on-campus interviews been scheduled?
  • Offer made in Feb
  • Offer accepted

Temple University Edit

  • Tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Chinese history. Applications from scholars working in any aspect of Chinese history from the Late Imperial Period to the present will be considered.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach a broad undergraduate survey in Chinese history as well as develop upper-level undergraduate courses in her/his sub-field that may be cross-listed with the university's interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program. The candidate will also be expected to participate in the history graduate program.
  • Applicants should submit a detailed cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation electronically to Ms. Vangeline Campbell at vcambel@temple.edu
  • We will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2012. The search will remain open until the position is filled. We expect to conduct interviews at the AHA in New Orleans.
    • Any one knows the teaching load at Temple U?
    • A: 2/2 for TT.
    • Contacted for supplementary materials. Will make AHA decisions early Dec. (x3)
    • Any updates?
    • AHA interview scheduled.
    • Can I ask when the interviews were scheduled. Did you hear recently?
    • Received email on 12/6

University of Auckland (N.Z.) - Asst/Assoc ModernEdit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Modern Chinese History
  • Applicants should have a completed PhD, an active research programme and record of publication, demonstrated experience in University level teaching, and the ability to undertake successful postgraduate research supervision. Native or near native fluency in Chinese is expected. Preference will be given to applicants working on any period from ca 1800. While research specialisation is open, the committee is especially interested in candidates able to contribute to the on-going development of thematic interests in transnational, cross-cultural and/ or comparative history."
  • Deadline: 14 Oct. 2012.

University of California - Irvine - Modern/WorldEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern China/World History
  • "We are looking for a scholar with expertise in China's modern period (broadly defined) and an interest in research and teaching that places Chinese phenomena into comparative or global context. The candidate would become part of a strong Asian History caucus and would be expected to both teach courses on China and to contribute to the undergraduate and graduate curriculum of our pioneering program in World History. We are particularly interested in applicants working on the 19th and/or 20th centuries, but will consider specialists in earlier periods if their work addresses themes or processes relevant to both later eras of Chinese history and other parts of the world. All topics and approaches welcome, though scholars working on gender, the environment, commodities, and/or the cultural dynamics of international affairs would be especially good fits."
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2012
  • Has anyone heard anything here?  Are they interviewing at AHA? 
  • phone/skype interview scheduled, no AHA
  • Campus visits scheduled.
  • Offer made to a graduate of another UC campus, and accepted,

University of California at San Diego - Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies (Modern China)Edit

  • The University of California at San Diego, committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, is pleased to announce the search for a Professor specializing in the study of modern China. The successful candidate will hold the University's Hwei-Chih and Julia Hsiu Endowed Chair in Chinese Studies, along with a tenured appointment in the Department of History. We seek candidates at the Full Professor level, but will also consider advanced Associate Professors. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013.
  • Applications, including curriculum vitae, and teaching evaluations will be accepted electronically at https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply . Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded electronically by letter-writer. Applicants should include in their cover letter a personal statement summarizing research agenda, teaching experience and interests, leadership efforts, and a separate personal statement summarizing their experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity (see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further information).
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2012 and continues until the position is filled
  • I understand this is a prominent and desired post to replace Esherick; any sense of what direction thematically or chronologically they might consider? I guess I'm wondering if the rumors that they're open to a Qing-period person might be true. If so, how early in Qing is modern?
  • Yes, it is a position to replace Esherick. Campus visit invites have gone out 12/14

University of Chicago - Asst/Assoc, 20th CEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship or recently-tenured associate professorship in the field of twentieth century Chinese history, to begin Autumn Quarter 2013. The area of specialization is open. Successful candidates will be expected to engage at some point in the interdisciplinary teaching and research activities of the University's new Beijing Center.
  • Application materials must be submitted online at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at tinyurl.com/89zmzwj. Early application is strongly recommended.
  • Review begins 1 Oct., until final deadline of: 15 Jan 2013
    • Intend to interview at AHA; candidates who wish to be considered for those interviews should try to submit their materials by 3 Dec. 2012
    • AHA interview scheduled (11/28) x3

University of Connecticut - Two posts, ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor AND tenured associate/full professor in Modern Chinese History
  • "The assistant professor position is joint with the Asian/Asian American Studies Institute"
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2012.
    • Anyone hear anything?
    • Skype Interview Scheduled (12/03) x2
      • Assistant or associate?
      • Lovely place to work by the way. 
      • Any news on campus invites?

University of Exeter (UK) - post-1500CEEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Chinese History, post-1500CE
  • "The post of Lecturer in Chinese History, post-1500CE will contribute to extending the research profile of international/global/imperial history at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to the cultural, political, economic and/or international history of China, and which locate China within the context of regional and global transformations, economic development or global trade."
  • "The successful applicant will hold a PhD in Chinese History, post-1500CE, and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of cultural, political and/or international research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths"
  • Deadline: 1 Jan. 2013

University of Haifa (Isr.) - Modern, Asst/AssocEdit

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professor in Modern China Studies, to begin 1 Oct. 2013
  • "We are particularly interested in applicants whose scholarship focuses on modern China in the disciplines of Anthropology, Business Management, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, International Relations, Political Economy, Political Science, Sociology and related fields. The successful candidate will be joining a young and vibrant department, which concentrates on modern Asia, has a vigorous research culture, and whose faculty and graduate students have made significant contributions to scholarship in a wide range of areas."
  • "Applicants must have a completed Ph.D., or be near completion (completed by autumn 2013), and demonstrate considerable promise in research, teaching, and scholarly publication. Applicants at a more advanced stage of their career are also invited to apply"
  • Deadline: 20 Nov. 2012 and review begins 17 Dec.
  • Any news?
  • Rejection letter received.

University of Leeds (UK) - 19th & 20th CEdit

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in 19th and 20th Century Chinese History
  • "We welcome applications from historians interested in any aspect of Chinese history within the period c. 1839- c. 1976. You will cover undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Chinese history, in the period since c. 1839, and also contribute to more general teaching of Modern World History"
  • "You will have a PhD in Chinese history and relevant teaching experience. Your recent and immediately forthcoming publications will qualify you for inclusion in the upcoming REF"
  • Deadline: 12 Feb. 2013
  • Interviews scheduled
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Oslo (Nor.) - Modern Chinese Society & PoliticsEdit

  • Associate Professor in Modern Chinese Society and Politics, to begin Jan. 2014
  • Requirements: "PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in contemporary Chinese political history or culture; The ability to use oral and written Chinese sources in research and in courses taught at all levels; Pedagogical skills and a willingness to take active part in academic leadership and administration; Personal suitability and motivation for the position"
  • "Applicants who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a two year period. The teaching language is normally Norwegian at the bachelor level, while all Master studies programmes in East Asian Studies are conducted in English. On the appointment of a candidate who is not fluent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, the appointee will be expected within reasonable time to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve."
  • Deadline: 1 Mar. 2013

University of Tennessee - Knoxville - Pre-modernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant profesorship in the History of Pre-modern China ('up to Ming')
  • "Teaching duties include the first half of the World Civilization survey and upper-division and graduate seminars in area of expertise"
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2012.
  • Skype interview completed (before 11/24)
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/2)
  • Offer made

University of Toronto (Can.) - Late Imperial/ModernEdit

  • Tenure stream appointment in Late Imperial or Modern History of China (14th - 20thC)
  • "The candidate’s research may focus on any topic within Chinese historical studies, but should show familiarity with a range of scholarship and methods outside of the specialization. We seek a candidate who will complement our existing strengths within the department. The successful candidate will have PhD in hand by July 1, 2013 or scheduled defense, a record of excellent scholarly achievement and promise, and evidence of excellence in teaching. Qualifications include the ability to teach an undergraduate Chinese History survey as well as advanced courses from the Late Imperial to the Modern periods."
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2012.
  • Campus visits scheduled.
  • Can someone confirm the offer is out, to someone whose work relates to forensic sciences and magistrates? 
  • Offer is out to the person you describe. Anyone from another school comment?
  • Another school here.  Yes, offer is made to the person described and confirmed by multiple sources, including recipient.  Other information irrelevant to posting.
  • ^ looks relevant imho. interested parties can click history tab above to check it out. it might make more sense to *add* information, rather than delete and mess up the wiki for everyone. people can decide themselves. for what it's worth, i'm from same place as OP. i also agree with SF poster: she's usually not a good source, but here it's right
  • There were three short-listed candidates, all with PhDs. Two worked on forensic science, believe it or not [wrong information here]. An offer was made to one of the two forensic science specialists, who turned down the offer. The committee then decided to go back into the pool and are now bringing someone new to campus in March. This person is ABD.
  • Failed search.

East AsiaEdit

Adelphi UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East Asian History
  • Seeking a candidate "whose research and teaching interests will add new areas of expertise to the existing strengths of Adelphi faculty in East Asian gender, philosophy, religion, and medicine as well as Chinese-American relations, Chinese culture, and twentieth-century Chinese politics. The department particularly welcomes applicants who can teach broadly, including those who also have teaching competencies that would allow them to offer courses on other parts of Asia (Inner, Central or Southeast Asia, for example) or on transregional themes such as environmental history, economic history, history of science, etc. More generally, we seek a new colleague who has a strong commitment to undergraduate education and the potential to publish significant scholarship."
  • "The successful candidate is expected to teach East Asian and possibly world history surveys as well as more specific courses in his or her areas of expertise. Ph.D. by time of fall 2013 appointment and some teaching experience required."
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012. 9 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
    • teaching load? 3/3? (Yes it is a 3/3 load. Note though that up to three course releases for research can be received while on the tenure track. -Michael Christofferson, Department and Search Chair.)
    • Thank you for clarifying, Dr. Christofferson. Another question. Your school seems to be strong in Chinese studies. Are you looking for someone who can reinforce this trend, or will those doing Japan or Korea be welcome as well? (Historians of Japan and Korea are very much encouraged to apply as we would be happy to build in these areas. -Michael Christofferson.)
  • BECAUSE OF THE DISRUPTION CAUSED BY HURRICANE SANDY THE APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED TO 9 NOVEMBER - MICHAEL CHRISTOFFERSON.
  • Letters of recommendation requested via email (x3)
  • Contacted by e-mail for AHA interview 12/4
  • Rejection e-mail received (12/13) (x3)
  • campus visit scheduled 1/11
  • any update? has an offer been made?
  • Probably. It's been well over a month since my campus visit, and in that time they have not contacted me at all or even asked me to notify them of any change in my status. So I think it's safe to assume that they've made an offer. If I hear anything more concrete, I'll replace this post with that information.
  • thank you very much for the update. i was very interested in this job, but ended up not applying. how was your impression of the university, the department, and the town? i was also wondering why that department, which already has a historian of China, wanted another East Asianist. i thought that's quite unsusual for such a small department
  • Unprofessional to not provide any updates at all.

Binghamton University (NY) - Early ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early Modern East Asian HIstory "with research competence in late imperial China (14th to 19th c.).", to start Fall 2013
  • "We particularly welcome candidates whose research and teaching interests will complement the existing strengths of the department, including borderlands, trans-regional, and global history. Binghamton University is home to a growing Ph.D. program in East Asian history and a dynamic scholarly community in History and Asian and Asian American Studies"
  • Deadline: 26 Nov. 2012
  • Skype interview scheduled (12/08)

Central Washington UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East Asian History
  • "Research specializations open. Responsibilities include teaching sections of the three-quarter World History sequence, upper-division courses in African or East Asian history, and upper-division and graduate courses in area of specialization. For the East Asian position, the candidate must be prepared to teach upper-division courses in Chinese history."
  • "A PhD in history by September 15, 2013 and evidence of successful teaching at the college level required, and experience working with a diverse student population preferred"
  • Review begins: 16 Nov. 2012 and is open until filled.
  • Don't get confused by the way this was posted to the Chronicle and H-Net ... they are looking for separate Asia and Africa positions.
  • Request for phone interview (11/28) (x3)
  • Phone interview conducted (12/3)
  • Contacted to schedule campus interview (12/13)
  • Offer extended and accepted.  Position is filled.  (2/19)

Centre CollegeEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Asian History
  • "The successful candidate will be able to teach upper division courses in the areas of his or her expertise as well as East Asian and world history surveys. A Ph.D. is required."
    • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2012.
  • Didn't they hire a tenure track professor last year? Does anyone know what happened to last year's search?
    • ​Last year's was a visiting professor who received a 2-year postdoc elsewhere this year.
  • They closed the interfolio application portal to additional materials under 14 days after the deadline (this according to INterfolio support). So they'll get no recommendations. Either they're super keen on an internal hire (and thus screwing themselves if he turns them down) or they have no idea what they're doing with interfolio.
    • They got my recommendations.
    • Skype interviews completed
    • Rejection e-mail received (12/12) (x2)

Farmingdale State College (New York) - East Asia/China/Hist Sci & TechEdit

  • tenure-track Assistant Professorship in East Asian history, to begin Fall 2013.
  • "The search committee is interested in candidates whose area of specialization is a cultural or social history of modern China and who can situate East Asia within the context of global transformations."
  • A secondary field in the History of Science and Technology is preferred. Applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. in History at the time of appointment and are expected to offer a range of courses, including global history surveys and upper-division classes in the applicant's specialties. The successful applicant is required to advise in the Science, Technology, and Society program and support other designated academic programs.
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2013
  • VISA SPONSORSHIP IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION.

College of Wooster (Ohio)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East Asian History
  • "The successful candidate will teach survey courses in Chinese and Japanese History, as well as introductory courses in history and upper-level courses in his/her area of specialization. We welcome applications in all areas of East Asian History. Sub-fields might include intellectual history, history of science, environmental history, comparative history, global history, or other sub-fields that complement our existing offerings. The successful candidate will also supervise undergraduate research in the College’s required Independent Study Program and participate in the College’s interdisciplinary programs, including Chinese Studies, East Asian Studies and First-Year Seminars in Critical Inquiry. Ph.D. expected by August 2013."
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2012
    • Will interview shortlisted candidates at AHA
    • Skype interviews this week (12/10)
    • Contacted for AHA interview (12/15)
    • Offer made & accepted (3/8)

Goucher College (Maryland)Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Asian History with a research focus on East Asia (China or Japan)
  • "Preferred candidates should have a background and training in comparative, international, and world history. Candidates will also have significant experience teaching survey, upper-level, and seminar courses"
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012.
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • Any news?
    • I've heard nothing either way...(x3)
    • Contacted for AHA interview (12/04)

Pacific University (Ore.)Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in East Asian History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "PhD required by date of contract.  A specialty in modern China, modern Japan or transnational history preferred"
  • Teaching Load 3/2 "The successful candidate must be able to teach broadly in Asian history at both the introductory and upper level, teach a course on the history of Hawaii, and participate in the college’s First Year Seminar program"
  • Deadline: 11 Jan. 2013
  • Contacted for Skype interview 1/25

Rutgers University - Newark - Chinese/East AsianEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Chinese and/or East Asian History
  • PhD must be in-hand by Sept 2013 (start date)
  • Deadline: 19 Oct. 2012.
  • email asked for writing samples, teaching and researh statement
  • any news?
  • Nice email rejection (12/18x2)
  • Offer accepted (1/2)

SUNY FredoniaEdit

  • Apply via SUNY job site using position no 0600259
  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East Asian History
  • Ph.D. in East Asian History by 8/15/2013.
  • Ability to teach Korean History an advantage
  • Review begins: 2 Nov. 2012 and position is open until filled
  • Contacted for AHA interview

University of Sussex (UK) - East Asian w/20thC ChinaEdit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc or Assoc/Full Prof) in East Asian History, to begin 1 Sept 2013
  • "Applications from scholars working in any geographical area are welcomed, but an ability to develop and teach specialised courses in the history of 20th century China is essential."
  • "We seek an ambitious individual, with a demonstrable track record of high quality teaching and research, whose work complements our existing strengths. Candidates are expected to have a profile of high quality publications, and well developed plans for future research."
  • Deadline: 6 May 2013

University of Tennessee - ChattanoogaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East Asian History, to begin Aug. 2013
  • "The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in world history, survey courses in Chinese and Japanese History, and upper-level courses in his/her area of specialization. Applications in all thematic areas are welcome. Ph.D. in history required at time of appointment; applications from advanced ABD candidates also will be considered."
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2012 and continues until position is filled.
  • Any news of this one? (X2, 1/16)
  • Contacted for phone interview.

University of Ulster (UK;N.Irl) - Chinese & East Asian HistoryEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~ Asst/Assoc Prof) in Chinese and East Asian History
  • "The appointee to this post will be expected to significantly enhance the teaching and research profile of the History subject group, specifically with a view to building on existing links with China following the establishment of the Confucius Institute at the University. S/He must have a record of relevant internationally excellent publications, appropriate for submission to REF 2014, possibly as an early career researcher."
  • Deadline: 13 May 2013

University of Wisconsin - WhitewaterEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian History
  • 4/4 teaching load (12 credits/semester "Teaching responsibilities will include courses on East Asian history and a freshman-level modern world history course."
  • "Research fields are open and should complement existing faculty expertise and may include specialization in any period of Asian history."
  • "Requirements include demonstrated excellence in teaching, a commitment to undergraduate education, and clear evidence of scholarly potential. Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the requirements for the Ph. D. in history by August 2013. Advanced A.B.D. candidates may be considered."
  • Deadline: 16 Nov. 2012 and is open until filled.
  • Contacted for AHA interview.

Worcester State University East Asian with South or South East Asia.Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East Asian History, to begin Sept. 2013
  • "The successful candidate will teach 2 introductory courses in World civilization and courses in Chinese and Japanese History. Candidates will also be expected to teach a course in Historical Methods and a Capstone seminar."
  • "Required qualifications include a PhD in History by September 1, 2013 and college teaching experience."
  • Deadline: Not stated in Ad. posted 10 Oct. 2012.
  • Contacted for Phone Interview.

Japan Edit

Hamilton College - 2 yr. Postdoc in Japanese History Edit

Indiana University - Bloomington - Early Japanese HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Early Japanese History "up to and including the early Tokugawa period"
  • "All sub-fields of historical studies are encouraged to apply; those doing cultural history will be considered with particular interest. Candidates must have a doctoral degree or clear indication that the degree will be in hand at the time of appointment. We are looking for dynamic candidates of scholarly promise who are interested in contributing to and taking advantage of our many related units, including the History Department, East Asian Studies Center, Central Eurasian Studies Department, and the Pan Asia Institute."
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012.

National University of Singapore - Open RankEdit

  • Does anyone have a *link* to this advert? It was posted without one (please include a link when you make a new job posting!) AFII (talk) 08:17, October 3, 2012 (UTC)
  • Post apparently open rank in modern/contemporary history, sociology and/or anthropology
  • "Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in a relevant area. They should be able to demonstrate strong academic, teaching and administrative ability, and a willingness to promote a collaborative departmental culture. Duties will include teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as supervising independent study. Candidates should also be willing to contribute to the Department's team-taught, interdisciplinary modules. Fluency in English and Japanese is required.
  • "An attractive salary and benefits package that includes medical benefits and housing arrangements will be determined according to qualifications. Please apply by October 31, 2012 with a full CV, contact details of three referees, writing samples, past teaching evaluations (if applicable), and a statement indicating research and teaching interest to Ms. Irene Ng by e-mail (jpssec@nus.edu.sg) as a single, clearly labeled .pdf file) or post (Dept. of Japanese Studies, FASS, NUS, AS4, 9 Arts Link , Singapore 117570).
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2012
  • Any news? (Dec. 14)
  • Contacted for skype interview (Jan. 8) x2
  • Referees contacted for LORs (1/17)
  • Campus visits complete.

Princeton University- Open Rank, Medieval or EarlyEdit

  • Open ranked, senior or junior, position in medieval or early Japanese history.
  • The appointment will be made in both the East Asian Studies and History Departments.
  • For full consideration, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (e.g., a dissertation chapter). Junior applicants should also solicit three letters of recommendation. Letters may be mailed to medieval or early Japanese history search committee, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, 211 Jones Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544. Please note: Senior faculty should NOT solicit letters of recommendation on their behalf.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2012. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
  • 4 campus visits scheduled
  • VAP (pre-modern, environment, religion)
  •          Is that three people or one?
  • Professor (warfare and religion)
  • How did they go?

UCLA- Open rank, Modern/Early ModernEdit

  • Open rank hire, with a preference for applicants at the assistant and associate professor level, in the history of early modern or modern Japan (to the mid-twentieth century).
  • " Applicants are invited to locate their subjects within broader geographical and/or historiographical contexts, to speak both to historians of other countries and Japan specialists in other disciplines."
  • Candidates are encouraged to apply online and upload their information for this position at recruitment.sscnet.ucla.edu/history/japan/. Information should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a short writing sample, sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation. This position is subject to final administrative approval.
  • Deadline: 30 Nov. 2012 Applications will be reviewed immediately thereafter, and the search will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news? (x2)
  • Was asked to send more materials (to "move forward with the process" i.e. the next stage).  12/14
    • May I ask what materials? A dissertation? 
    • I was asked to send recent articles or book chapters.
  • Are they holding interviews at AHA? Or phone interviews?  Or straight to campus?
    • Wondering about the same thing. 
    • Any news? (1/5) x 2
    • Did they even hold AHA's? I've been told it's possible that they wouldn't.
  • Anyone heard anything? x2
  • Nice email rejection (Feb. 4) x2
  • Anybody elso got news? x2 
  • I've heard nothing.  No rejection, but....
  • same here. I wonder what's going on. They seem to be taking a long time.
  • Has anyone been invited for an interview?
  • Not I.  Rumor mill: I have heard that they are moving very very slowly... never received response to "what's going on" type email inquiry...Anyone heard anything else?
  • Campus visits held. Finalists were all at the associate level.

University of Cambridge - [Non-TT; Post-doctoral positions modern Japan/East Asia]Edit

University of Chicago - Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in Early Modern Japanese Studies Edit

University of Kansas - ModernEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern Japanese history (post Edo period), to begin in August 2013.
  • "Applicants currently ABD will be considered, but a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field is expected by the start date of appointment. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester, including undergraduate courses and graduate-level history courses that contribute to the department's graduate program and the University's M.A. and Ph.D. programs in East Asian Studies. For a complete list of duties, requirements, and to apply, go to https://jobs.ku.edu and search for position number 00001923 (Modern Japanese History)."
  • Initial review of applications begins 5 Nov. 2012 and continues as long as needed to identify a qualified applicant pool.
    • AHA interview scheduled via email (Nov. 17).
    • Rejection email (12/03) 
    • Rejection letter (1/14)
    • Campus visit early to mid Feb (1/11)
    • Offers out yet?

Korea Edit

Georgetown University - Assistant Professor, Korean Studies Edit

  • The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Korean Studies, including but not limited to the history, politics and/or international relations of the Korean peninsula. This position will be responsible for teaching two classes a semester divided between the undergraduate and graduate programs, including Georgetown's M.A. program in Asian Studies.
  • Each application should include a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a brief statement of research and teaching interests; three letters of recommendation; samples of scholarly writing; and copies of teaching evaluations, if available. *The position will commence in the fall of 2013. The deadline for applications is November 15, 2012. Review of applications will begin immediately after the deadline and will continue until the position is filled. Applications for this position should be submitted online at: academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1709.

University of Texas at Austin - TT Asst. in Modern Korean StudiesEdit

  • Through the support of the Korea Foundation, the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Modern Korean Studies, anticipated to start in Fall 2013. Candidates should specialize in any of the following areas: Korean digital media, cultural studies related to media, or literature/cinema/performance. The ability to teach or conduct research across several of these areas will be viewed positively, and transnational or comparative research anchored in Korean materials will receive strong consideration. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong research profile while teaching a variety of courses, including a gateway course on Korean culture and history as well as topical undergraduate courses and graduate-level seminars.
  • Applicant Instructions: Applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest, including a discussion of research, teaching experience, and potential course offerings; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) an article or chapter-length writing sample; and (4) sample syllabi for at least two courses. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted under separate cover. All materials should be sent to the Korean Search Committee Chair, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 120 Inner Campus Drive, Stop G9300, Austin, Texas 78712-1251.

South Asia Edit

Boston University - post-1500Edit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in South Asian History since 1500
  • Pending financial approval
  • "Teaching experience and a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment [1 Jul 2013] are required"
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2012.
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • do they have the budget - two years back they cancelled the search the next day after the application submission deadline! What a waste!
    • One never knows. Last time the cancellation from above was allegedly 'non-budget related'.
    • Has anyone received any acknowledgement receipt? (10/17)
    • Acknowledgment received but only after email follow-ups (10/17)
    • Thanks- I will send a follow up email then
    • Any news on phone/skype interview?
    • Too early?
    • Pretty sure they will do AHA as posted above and therefore notify candidates later in the fall, probably in mid to late November.
    • request for writing samples (10/27)
    • Any news? (11/15)
    • AHA interview invitation (11/15) x6
    • Rejection email (11/27) x4
    • Any news? (01/07)
    • Have campus visits been scheduled?  (01/08)
    • too early?
    • Does anybody know what their timeline is, in terms of campus visits? (1/10)
    • At the AHA they said they want to have campus visits scheduled by end of January or early February. (1/11)
    • Have campus visits been scheduled? (2/4), (2/9)
    • Campus visits completed
    • Please update! (2/22)
    • Offer made- Michigan Phd
    • Job finally went to Harvard ABD

Case Western Reserve UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in South Asian History
  • Period and specialization open
  • 2/2 Teaching load "Strong commitment to research and publication and demonstrated teaching\mentoring excellence are essential"
  • For full consideration: 16 Nov. 2012
    • Intend to interview at AHA
    • Any news? (12/3)
    • Nothing here (12/3)
    • If the intend to interview at the AHA I hope decisions go out soon, not all of us are attending even if we don't have interviews. We need to know if we should be booking expensive travel within the next 3 weeks!! (12/7)
    • Decisions should be publicized next week (12/7)
    • Invited for the AHA (12/10) -how were you contacted? email
      • Anyone else? Did they note how many semi-finalists? (12/11)
      • Semi-finalists: x1 (through Skype on 1/7; coz I couldn't go to AHA; how many were invited to AHA?)
      • seemed like they had at least 12 if not more - they were half an hour each interviews so you can do the math.
        • Ha! I thought it would be 1/6 or nearabouts; 1/12 is a longer shot (09/01)
      • Have they called candidates to campus? (1/17)
      • What is their time line - does anyone remember? 1/15
      • any updates? (1/24; x4)
      • Can anyone provide any information on this search? (1/28; x3)
      • Campus visits have been scheduled.
      • What are the research topics of the finalists? (2/5)
      • campus visits completed
      • Have they made on offer?
      • Can someone please update? (2/22)
      • Offer made-Upenn ABD

Colorado CollegeEdit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in South Asian History
  • "Teaching emphasis will be in South Asian History, with focus on any chronological era possible but ability to communicate important regional and national themes across periods and to set South Asian history in world context essential. Secondary field in environmental history, colonialism and imperialism, or gender studies desirable. Research specialty open."
  • "The department seeks a gifted teacher/scholar who can encourage historical interest in students majoring in other disciplines, inspire potential historians in research problems, and maintain energy for scholarly productivity under heavily engaging teaching circumstances... Strong preference for candidates with PhD by August 2013"
  • Deadline: Not stated in Ad [ad expires 15 Nov. 2012].
  • Due Date November 15, 2012 (on their website)
  • Detailed Acknolwedgement Received (10-25) x2
  • Any news? (12/3)
  • Ack noetd they would let people know about AHA interviews mid-December. Hang in there! (12/3)
  • Any news yet? (12/11) I'm dying for news on this one too. Anybody heard a thing?
  • Anyone contacted the dept? How late can they notify for AHA?
  • the ack email said mid-December. So perhaps AHA notifications will come tomorrow or Monday? (12/13)
  • We can only wait since we don't have any power!
  • Very curious about this one. They are not on AHA job center handout, but the ack email said they would interview there. If anyone gets word, let's all agree to post here quickly so we can all know! Could this be a cancelled search?
  • I was wondering the same, not on the job center handout!
  • Has anyone emailed the department to find out what's happening? I would imagine that CC would be interviewing in one of the hotel private suites so that's why they may not be on the job center handout.
  • When I last interviewed at the AHA, I received a call scheduling an interview 3 days before the conference began!  CC is still in session (classes end on Dec. 19), which means professors on the search committee are teaching, grading, and in meetings.  We will find out in due time.  (A fellow applicant, 12/17.)
  • Invited to the AHA (12/17)
  • Around 12 - they said they will make decisions end of January (1/13)
  • Any news? 1/21 x6
  • Campus visits scheduled (1/24)
  • Do you know how many people they are inviting and do you mind sharing if you are ABD, recently minted PhD, or other?  (1/25 x2)
  • new PhDs and ABD
  • Have they made an offer? What's taking them so long? (2/21)
  • Campus visits not completed (2/22)
  • What about now - have they made an offer? (3/4)
  • If campus visits concluded last week, perhaps an offer has been made before next week's spring break begins? (3/9)
  • offer made - michigan phd

Columbia University Modern South Asian Studies, Open RankEdit

  • The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University seeks to fill a position in modern South Asian studies (1800 to the present).
  • The position is open to scholars working in any humanistic discipline and in any region, but demonstrated expertise using South Asian language materials is expected. The successful candidate will have broad intellectual interests, a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education, and a willingness to contribute to new departmental initiatives. The appointment, at the rank of assistant professor, begins July 1, 2013.
  • Applicants should submit a c.v., cover letter, a representative sample of scholarship, and upload a sample course syllabus. They should also arrange to have recommendations sent by three referees.
  • For more information and to apply, please visit our online site: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56696
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2012 and will continue until an appointment is made.
    • Short deadline - does that mean an inside hire?
    • Not necessarily (unless someone has information to the contrary). The Ivy League schools try to jump the AHA and get a first pick of the crop. See Brown's Africa search this year and Yale's South Asia search last year
    • Not only the Ivies! Also, I see no reason for people to assume inside hire here.
    • Updates? (10-23)
    • Anybody able to share insider information? Have candidates been contacted?
    • I can confirm that the search committee is considering applications as we speak.
    • Thank you for the update. Please do continue to share as things move forward----am eagerly.anxiously waiting to see how this will go.
    • candidates called for on campus interviews
    • Informed that I am on a long list while the superstar short listed candidates are being called for campus visits. Would the short-listed care to divulge their fields and specialties?
    • Are those invited to campus junior scholars or senior people? (10/29)
    • With Nick Dirks and Janaki Bakhle's move to California, they will surely hire somebody senior. Any thoughts? (11/12)
    • 2 of the campus visitors are extremely junior (listed on facebook) (11/12)
    • Fields of study? (11/14)
    • Here are the titles: "Banning an `Unethical´ Text: The Politics of Indo-Muslim Respectability in Late Colonial India" and "Sound and the Social Film: Bombay Cinema and its 1930s Audiences." Happening as we speak. (11/14).
    • History (Tufts), English (Duke) (11/15)
    • Gender imbalance is being rectified.
    • What field does the third candidate belong to?
    • text, power, and kingship in Medieval Gujarat (SOAS)
    • a medievalist (pre-1800s) for a modern SA position?
    • Gender imbalance rectification and pedigree are most important.
    • Just interviewing three women is hardly rectification of the way this institution and other big names treat their junior female faculty - but I guess its a tiny tiny step in the right direction.
    • Yes but one of the applicants has nothing to do with the job call, which states "modern South Asian studies (post-1800 to the present)."
    • Maybe they should have posted a job ad for pre-colonial or colonial India and not "modern South Asia"....clearly that is what they are looking for.
    • I think it is clear that they are looking for a woman regardless of the topic.
    • There were no other female applicants (with impressive pedigree) who fit the job description?The lesson here: apply for everything.
    • well it is not clear if men are the only finalists in 95% of job searches (they very well could be) but for this particular job, a finalist received an invitation even though she clearly does not fit the job description.
    • It is well known in the community here that they are actively seeking a female hire. Kudos to them!
    • applause to the person who pointed out that the discussion should not be about the candidates being all female (can't understand why that comment is no longer posted above). If the above disputed candidate is good at what she does then what's the problem? It is well known that most job ads and who gets hired are two very different things, especially at brand name universities (11/26)
    • It is not the qualifications of the candidates that is in question, but the fact that a finalist was chosen who has nothing to do with the advertised job description. It is true that often the chosen candidate and the parameters of the job ad don't match exactly, but this is a real stretch.
    • Have they made an offer yet? (11/27)
    • Can someone please give an update? Thanks.
    • What's going on - why the silent treatment? 12/8
    • The search committee informed candidate that it had very specific internal demands which were not met by any of the finalists, so it did not recommend any one for the position. 12/10
    • Thank you for the update. Will they be inviting any other candidates out?
    • Is this a failed search? 12/12
    • Any updates on this search?

Georgr Augustus Universitat Gottingen , Modern India PostdocEdit

Massachusetts Institute of Technology South Asia & World HistoryEdit

  • Full-time tenure-track historian of South Asia who is also qualified to teach World History.
  • The position will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor effective July 1, 2013. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2013.
  • Apply online via http://academicjobsonline.org with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of reference to South Asia History Search Committee, c/o Ms. Margo Collett, History Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Building E51-255; 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139-4307.
  • Complete applications should be received by 15 Oct. 2012.
  • Also posted at World/Global History 2012-13
    • don't they already have a south asianist on the tenure track?
    • That person is leaving and will not be there as of Fall 2012
    • Any news? Has anyone been interviewed yet?
    • Its too early although some schools are doing expedited searches.
    • Updates? (10/28);(11/15)
    • Writing samples requested 2 weeks back (x2)
    • What is your specialization?
    • Has anyone else heard from them? (11/28)
    • Radio silence. (12/1) (x2)
    • Any news? (12/07)
    • Nothing here. If you were contacted for writing samples have you been contacted again? Did they indicate a timeline. Less than 4 weeks till AHA search committee ....!! (12/7)
    • is it appropriate to contact them about an update? (12/7)
    • Invited for AHA last week (12/7) x4
    • Campus visit invites? 1/11
    • Any updates? (1/24)
    • Have they made an offer? (Feb 6)
    • Any news? We can assume an offer based on timeline; any word on acceptance? (2/11)
    • Can someone please update? 2-17
    • spousal hire- will take a long time (2/18)
    • offer made- Harvard phd
    • yes, spousal hire; formerly at UW madison

Nanyang Technological University (Sing.) - Modern South Asia & Imperial/ColonialEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in Modern South Asian and Imperial/Colonial History
  • "Applicants with interest in South Asian and imperial/colonial history, particularly the history of South Asia in global perspective, imperialism/colonialism, the Indian Ocean and the maritime world, Islam, and transnational history are particularly encouraged to apply."
  • For full consideration: 30 Sept. 2012.
  • Invitation for Skype interview (11/25)
  • Invitation for campus visit (12/17)

Oberlin College (Oh.) - [Non TT; VAP]Edit

  • One year non-continuing position in South Asian history
  • "The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of South Asian history. Specific courses include a two-semester survey of South Asian history since ancient times, one or two intermediate classes, and at least one advanced class in the candidate’s area of specialization. Subfields are open."
  • "Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree (in hand or expected by August 2013). Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable"
  • Deadline: 1 Feb. 2013

Pennsylvannia State University - ModernEdit

  • Tenure-track position in the history of modern South Asia (1830 to present).
  • The appointment will be held jointly in the Department of History and the Asian Studies Program, with a tenure-home in History, and will begin in August, 2013. The successful applicant should be able to enhance the interdisciplinary strengths of both units, demonstrate an active research agenda, and be able to contribute immediately to both graduate and undergraduate teaching in the department. Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the date of appointment. Send a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and letters of reference from three referees (under separate cover). Applications may also include up to three offprints or unpublished papers or chapters.
  • Please go to http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/ to apply.
  • For full consideration: 15, Nov. 2012 but dossiers will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Any idea how or who to send the recos? (10/24)
  • Send them directly to the deparment to the address listed in the H-NET job ad.
  • Thanks!
  • Skype Interviews scheduled. (x2) (11/16)
  • Campus visits scheduled?
  • Has anyone heard back from the Search Committee? (12/2)
  • Campus visits have not yet been scheduled. (12/2)
  • Any news? (12/5)
  • Campus visits have not yet been scheduled. (12/5)
  • Were they not supposed to call candidates to campus by now? 12/6
  • Invited for campus visit (12/6)
  • What fields/topics? How many candidates have been invited?
  • It would be helpful if anyone could provide any info on this search.
  • Campus visits are the week after the AHAs (at least mine is) (12/21)
  • Thanks for the update and good luck!
  • Topics of the finalists? 1-10
  • Have they made an offer yet? (1-22) x2
  • Updates?? (1-25)
  • any news? (1-28)
  • Offer made (1-29)
  • Congratulations! What is the research area of the chosen finalist? x2
  • Has the offer been accepted?
  • Any updates ? (Feb 5)
  • Can someone please update? (Feb 12)
  • Offer accepted (Feb 14)
  • What is the research area of the successful candidate? (Feb 17)
  • South Asian diaspora (2/19)

Ryerson University (Toronto, Canada)Edit

  • Tenure-track position in South Asian history at the level of Assistant Professor, commencing August 1, 2013, subject to budgetary approval.
  • Candidates will hold a PhD and be able to demonstrate that they are engaged in an energetic and productive research program in the history of South Asia, and should show competence in the primary source language(s) of their research.
  • Teaching will include two courses in South Asian history after 1500, with additional obligations most likely consisting of other aspects of Asian history and the history of colonialism.
  • Mail a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier, and research dossier (including two samples of scholarly productions), and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to the South Asian History Search, Department of History, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5B 2K3... (Faxed and emailed applications will not be accepted.)
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Deadline: 5 Nov. 2012
  • Acknowledgement of receipt of application (11/9)
  • Any news on this? Are they doing AHA? If so, they really should let people know sooner rather than later. They have had all the apps 4 weeks now. (12/2)
  • Email invitation for Skype interview (12/4) - said they met on Nov. 30th and Dec. 3rd and now have a long list.
  • Invited for campus visit (12/21) via email
  • Have they made an offer? (2/5)
  • Any news? (2/22)
  • An offer has been made (2/28)
  • What is the research topic of the successful candidate? (3//5)

Union College (Schenectady, New York) Edit

  • Tenure-track position in the history of South Asia, beginning in September 2013.
  • Research specialty may be in any area of South Asian history from the Indus civilizations to the present. Teaching must include a "sophomore research seminar" and the following courses: women's and gender history, surveys of South Asia, and world history. Contributions to other interdisciplinary programs such as religious studies, environmental studies, or film studies would be welcome.
  • Please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendation...to Mark Walker, Chair, Department of History, Union College, 807 Union Street, Schenectady, NY 12308.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2012,
    • We plan on conducting interviews at the AHA meeting.
    • Must the candidate be a women's historian - the last hire was and it states that teaching must include women's and gender history as one of the set of courses.
    • who was the last hire and why did s/he leave? (08/17)
    • Any updates? (11/11)
    • Has anyone heard from them yet? (11/13)
    • Nothing as of 11/17 except for the usual diversity form.
    • Any news? (11/30)
    • Any update? (12/3) Anything at all? Anyone know if they still plan on the AHA? (12/5)
    • What's up with this one? (12/12)
    • Email to set up AHA interview
    • When do they plan to call candidates to campus? 1/15
    • I think they said they'd notify toward the end of January.
    • Any updates? (1/28) x2 (also very anxious if anyone has news re: campus invites)
    • Invited for campus visit (2/4)
    • What are the research areas of the chosen finalists? (Feb 5)
    • Offer made (2/28); Cinty PhD
    • Offer declined.
    • Who got the second offer? 3/15
    • Who got this one? (4/4)

University of California, BerkeleyEdit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in South Asian History
  • Period & field within South Asian History open.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date of 1 Jul. 2013
  • Review begins immediately [posted 23 Jul.], deadline: 1 Oct. 2012.
    • Has anyone heard anything yet?
    • A bit early to know [10/4.]
    • Any updates? (10/19)
    • Nothing so far (10/22)
    • Any updates? (10/26)
      • They have asked for even more material to read from multiple applicants.
      • When were these requests mailed? (10/29)
      • E-mails at various times over last couple of weeks.
      • They will do the AHAs, so probably will take a few more weeks for them to produce short list.
      • Have the AHA invitations gone out yet? (11/08)
      • Are they serious about hiring now that they are getting Janaki Bakhle?
      • Any updates? (11/23)
      • From the UC Berkeley website: "Dirks' wife, Columbia history professor Janaki Bakhle, will be considered for a similar or equivalent appointment at UC Berkeley." (11/27)
      • Does that mean they are cancelling this search?
      • Don't know.
      • I hope they will indicate, soon, what is going on with this search, it has been over 2 months since the deadline!! Any insiders with info? (12/03) 
      • Invited for AHA interview (12/3) Anyone else? (12/7)
        • How many people are they interviewing? 
        • Looks like 8 AHA interviews
        • Any news? 1-10
      • Invited for campus visit via email (1/10)
        • Congrats! Do you know how many people they are inviting and do you mind sharing if you are ABD, recently minted PhD, or other? (1/13)
        • recent PhD
        • Have they made an offer?
          • Probably not yet. There's 4 candidates. Candidate #3 is coming in a day or two. The candidates include 2 ABD and 2 with TT jobs elsewhere. I'm a Berkeley student, and I just got an email about the job talk of the candidate #3 this morning. (2/26)
          • Any updates? (3/5)
          • Last candidate just finished; decision scheduled to appear by the end of the week (3/6)
          • Offer made
          • Congratulations! What is the research focus of the candidate?
          • Who got the offer? (3/20) (3/25)
          • Columbia ABD, Late Mughals
          • So Nick Dirk's student? Wow!
          • Yes.
          • Don't they already have Munis Faruqui for the Mughals and the Late Mughals? (4/8)
          • They do.
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University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) - Early Modern & ModernEdit

  • Position in the history of early modern and modern South Asia, 18th century to the present, at the Assistant (tenure-track) level. Research specialization may be focused anywhere in the region (the area covering present-day India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Afghanistan). Thematic interests may include but are not limited to: subaltern and indigenous histories; labor history; empire, colonialism and modernity; gender; postcolonial historical analysis; cultural history.
  • Apply at: recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00003 - Refer to Position #JPF00003-13 in all correspondence.
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 Oct. 2012.
    • Do they have a south asian specialist?
    • Dilip Basu just recently retired
    • Any news?
    • Skype interview request (10/12/12)x2
    • Updates? (10-25)
    • Skype interviews with 12 candidates week of 10/14 - 10/18
    • have they called candidates to campus? (10/29)
    • Has anybody heard from the search comittee( 10/26)
    • Campus visits scheduled for second week of November
    • This above post is dated 10/31 but it is 10/30 today. What are the fields and details of the invited candidates?
    • Who were the finalists and what were their topics?
    • any news? Have they made an offer yet? (12/12)
    • It would be great if someone could give some update on this one!
    • What's up with this one? 12-20
    • Failed Search? (9/1) X2
    • Can anyone confirm the above? (1/20)
    • offer made.
    • Congratulations! What is the general topic of research of the chosen candidate? (1/24) x2
    • Has the offer been accepted? Yes. Urban Bombay historian, Dalit history, UW phd.

University of Cambridge (UK) - [Non-TT; VAP] - ModernEdit

  • Two year lectureship (~Asst Prof) in Modern South Asian History, to begin 1 Oct. 2013
  • "A principal requirement of the appointee will be to teach the undergraduate Part II paper on 'The History of the Indian sub-continent from the late 18th century  to the present day'. The appointee must hold a PhD or equivalent and will be an outstanding researcher in their field."
  • Deadline: 8 Apr. 2013

University of Pennsylvania- South Asian Studies/Religion and communityEdit

  • Tenure-track position for Assistant Professor, in the field of religion and community in Modern South Asia (from 1600). The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013.
  • Can have expertise in any religious tradition but should be able familiar with broad spectrum of religious life in South Asia
  • Open to all disciplines, prefer candidate comfortable with interdisciplinary approaches
  • Candidates should mention whether they are attending any of the following annual meetings this fall: the American Academy of Religion, the American Anthropological Association, or the Madison South Asia Conference.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2012
    • What happened to last year's search?
    • Failed search.
    • Any news? (11/21)
    • Any updates? 10-13
    • What's up with this one? 12-20

University of Toronto, Mississauga (Can.) [non-TT; VAP equiv.]Edit

  • One-year Lectureship in South Asian Studies, to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • Deadline: 15 Jul. 2013

University of Toronto Scarborough (Can.) - Tamil WorldEdit

  • Tenure-stream position, at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor, in the historical study of the Tamil world. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013.
  • Research focus and specialization are open but special consideration will be given to applicants who demonstrate a breadth in undergraduate teaching and whose research methods engages with a multidisciplinary department that includes historians, gender and women’s studies scholars, and area studies (including Asian) specialists. Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.
  • Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.
  • Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters directly to the Department at TamilWorldSearch@utsc.utoronto.ca .
  • The closing date for applications is 25 Sept. 2012.
  • Any progress?
  • offer made and accepted. Spouse of faculty member at Toronto (Jan 25).
  • Congratulations - you did it!

University of Toronto Scarborough (Can.) - Tenured: Women/Gender, EmpireEdit

  • Tenured full professorship in the history of South Asia, "with particular focus on women, gender, and empire"
  • "Special consideration will be given to applicants whose teaching and research methods engage with a multidisciplinary department that includes historians, gender and women’s studies scholars, and area studies (including Asian) specialists. Applicants will be expected to assume a departmental leadership position by July 1, 2014."
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2012.
  • position filled. Hire had been at Bryn Mawr (Jan 25).

University of Warwick (UK) - post-1700Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in South Asian History, to begin 1 Sept. 2013
  • (Despite being in the UK, Warwick uses 'US-style' job titles; this seems to be a Lectureship)
  • "You will conduct historical research in South Asian History from 1700, and be prepared to work in collaboration with colleagues within the Department, and across the University. You will be expected to collaborate with colleagues in one or more of the Research Centres based in the Department, the Global History and Culture Centre, the Centre for the History of Medicine, and the Eighteenth Century Centre. You will be expected to build research networks in your specialism beyond the University"
  • "You will have a proven record of achievement in research, with clear potential for and/or demonstrated excellence in publication in an area or areas of South Asian History. You will have an ability to conduct research in a South Asian language. You will have appropriate and strong publications for a REF return. You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management. You will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department."
  • Deadline: 13 Mar. 2013

Williams College (Mass.)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship of South Asian History
  • "Period and specialization are open, with interest in South Asian Islam and religious diversity, diasporas, and Indian Ocean studies particularly welcome. Candidates would be expected to offer survey courses on South Asia as well as specialized courses based on their interests. Ph.D. in hand or expected by September 2013; Ph.D. in History preferred, but Ph.D. in other fields that take a historical approach will be considered. Senior appointment possible in exceptional circumstances."
  • Deadline: 25 Oct. 2012
    • The department's expectations seem rather curiously in sync with the research and teaching interests of an internal candidate (currently on a two-year fellowship). Any ideas?
    • My thoughts exactly - maybe they just don't have the imagination to think beyond what they know already?
    • Rather harsh assessments here, and they seem lacking in foundation. Not familiar with the thinking of the committee, but ad enumerates several themes commonly mentioned in job ads for South Asia posts (Indian Ocean, diaspora, religion) plus Islam focus (this is not the topic of the alleged internal candidate, either).
    • [10/10] Email acknowledging receipt of application and all supporting materials.
    • 10/25 Email acknowledgment
      • same on 11/2
    • letter of application different from a summary of current research?
    • I did it as two different documents (10/19)
    • Thanks!
    • Any updates? (11/4)
    • Any news?
    • Is there any news from them??
    • Nothing yet? (11/19)
    • Should we give up on this department - its been over a month after the deadline! (11/27)
    • Has anyone written to them? (11/28)
    • Invitation for AHA interview via email (11/28)
    • Rejection letter from chair via email (11/28) x 3
    • Invitation for campus visit via email (1/8)
    • What fields?
    • Modern - 20th century, religion and literary cultures
    • have they made an offer? (1/29)
    • offer? (1/31)
    • Any updates on this one? (2/5) Help a fella out!
    • Offer has been made (2/6)
    • Thanks for confirming this - any idea what the research topic of the top candidate is? x2
    • Has the offer been accepted? (2/15)
    • Can someone please update? (2-17)
    • Any updates? (3/5)
    • What got this one? (4/3)
    • Job went to a scholar of medieval Gujarat (4/18)

Southeast Asia Edit

Australia National University (Aus.)Edit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) "with strong teaching and research interests in Mainland Southeast Asia, in particular, Thailand and Burma/Myanmar, for a continuing position to commence in January 2013"
  • "Applicants should have a PhD in history, anthropology or a related discipline, and a demonstrated ability to teach courses on Thailand, Burma and other Mainland Southeast Asian societies to undergraduate students from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Research competence in either Thai or Burmese language (or another regional language) is necessary, and the candidate should have a record of scholarly publication appropriate to his/her career stage"
  • Deadline: 7 Sept 2012.

Universiti Brunei Darussalam (Brunei) [Open Rank]Edit

  • Professor / Associate Professor / Senior Lecturer in History
  • Looking for "an Historian from a recognised university with a research and teaching focus on Southeast Asia. Candidates with knowledge and interest in the maritime histories of the South China Sea are particularly welcome. The ability to situate research in a wider international perspective and the context of shifting regional dynamics is also desirable."
  • Deadline: 4 Jun. 2013

University of ConnecticutEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in South East Asian History
  • joint appointment between History Department and Asian/Asian American Studies Institute
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2012.
    • email acknowledging app
    • Skype interview scheduled 11/14
    • campus interview scheduled 12/21
    • Congrats! Where do you work on?
      • mainland SEA
    • Has an offer been made?
    • This one has been silent for a while. Any news on campus visits? Number? Specialization?
      • I've heard nothing since the skype interview in December, not even a thanks but no thanks reply to my follow up email.
      • Ditto (2/20)
    • colleague told me that offer was made (2/22)
    • any more details on the offer? (2/22)
    • offer was accepted

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