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What's your employment status (add category if necessary): Edit

  • ABD: 23
  • Postdoc: 5
  • VAP: 1
  • Lecturer: 1
  • TT looking: 11
  • Tenured, and still searching: 6
  • Unemployed PhD:
  • Search committee member:
  • Just here because this is the most entertaining page on academic jobs wiki: 1

TOTAL: 44

Specialization breakdown Edit

  • China: 11
  • East Asia: 1
  • Japan: 9
  • Korea: 3
  • South Asia: 10
  • Southeast Asia: 4

Asia - Mixed / Multiple / Open Specialization Edit

[General query moved to Talk Page AFII (talk) 17:14, September 8, 2013 (UTC)]

Bridgewater College (VA) - excl. South AsiaEdit

  • tenure track assistant professor of Asian History (excluding south Asia), to begin Aug. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 3/1/3 "include general education surveys of World History, Historical Methods and upper level courses in Asian History and additional subfields"
  • "The position is open to all subfields. Bridgewater College is committed to a diverse faculty and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally under-represented groups. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy, research, and curriculum, and teaching experience at the undergraduate level is desirable. Ph.D. required by August 2014."
  • "For additional information please contact Dr. Jamie Frueh at jfrueh@bridgewater.edu. Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Courtney Ritchie at critchie@bridgewater.edu."
  • Deadline: March 24, 2014
  • Any word on this?
  • Offer made.  No interviews or campus visits. <-- Not true. 

Elon University (NC)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professor of Asian History, to begin mid-August 2014.
  • "demonstrate both excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as strong scholarly potential. Areas of specialization to be considered include: Inner, South, Southeast, or East Asia."
  • "Responsibilities include teaching lower division survey courses in regional history and upper division courses in his/her area of specialization. Applicants must also be willing to teach courses in the interdisciplinary general studies program."
  • Deadline: 23 Sept. 2013
    • Does anyone know what the teaching load is for this position (7/3)? --3/3, I believe. <--i checked and heard the same thing. also, they are open to east asianists, even if that region is listed last in the advert.
  • skype interview scheduled [posted 23 Oct.]
- Congratulations! Would you mind stating your field? China
  • on-campus interview scheduled [10/31] (x2)
  • very kind rejection letter received via email
  • Heard through grapevine was an internal hire. not true
  • Spousal?
  • Someone renaging on offer. Trouble...
  • Oh...you mean the offer was rejected after the candidate once accepted it? Is it possible?
  • why did s/he renege on offer?

CUNY John Jay College - excl. Greece & RomeEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Ancient History with a specialty outside of Greece or Rome
  • Teaching load: 4/3 "The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in Global history, skills courses in the Global History major, and electives in his or her own areas of interest."
  • PhD must be in hand by June 2014
  • Link to Apply
  • Deadline: 15 Oct., 2013.
  • Also posted at European History 2013-14 and World/Global History 2013-14
  • NOTE: from Euro. History page:
  • Invitation for a phone interview (10/27)
  • Invitation for a campus interview (11/6)

Longwood University (VA) - World History, spec. in Asian History / History of IslamEdit

  • Tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in World History to begin in August 2014.
  • The successful candidate will enhance and expand current offerings in Asian History and/or the history of Islam. Additional teaching field in European colonialism or experience in secondary education teacher preparation is desirable.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • PhD in history must be in hand at time of appointment.
  • To apply, please submit the following as a single PDF file not to exceed 5 MB to history@longwood.edu: letter of interest (indicate position #F0309), current vita, unofficial graduate transcripts, and three (3) letters of recommendation.  Letters of recommendations may be emailed separately or mailed to: Search Committee Chair, Department of History, Political Science and Philosophy, Longwood University, 201 High Street, Farmville, VA 23909
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 and continues until filled.
  • Invitations for interviews at AHA on 12/3
  • Any updates on this search?

Merrimack College (MA) - World History with spec. in Asian or Middle EasternEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in the field of World History to begin September 2014. Specialists in Asian or Middle Eastern history are particularly welcome.
  • Deadline: Dec. 1.
  • See full post at World/Global History 2013-14
  • Invitation for Skype interview via email 12 Dec x 2
  • Was told that 2nd interviews would be held in early Feb. Any news?
  • There isn't going to be a 2nd interview in Feb I dont think. I think Feb are the campus visits.  They said that they are meeting at some point this week. 
  • Invitation for on-campus interview via email (1/18)
  • Any news?

National University of Singapore - [Full Prof.]Edit

  • Two professorial positions in "one of the following Asian Studies departments/programmes – South Asian Studies, Southeast Asian Studies, or Japanese Studies ... with a secondary appointment in an appropriate disciplinary department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences", to begin July 2014
  • "The successful candidates should be senior scholars with a strong international reputation in any aspect of South Asian, Southeast Asian or Japanese Studies.  They should have a strong publication record (with evidence of a continuing trajectory), extensive experience of teaching and graduate student supervision, an internationally recognised research profile and a track record in securing research funding.  They will be expected to contribute to the teaching, research and leadership in the departments/programme in which they are jointly appointed."
  • Deadline: 23 Sept. 2013.

New York University - Global History with a focus on East or South Asia (Non-TT)Edit

  • Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for full-time non-tenure track faculty positions to begin September 1, 2014, pending administrative and budgetary approval. 
  • Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program, and we welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds in the Humanities, Sciences, and Social Sciences. Liberal Studies offers the Bachelor of Arts in Global Liberal Studies, which is establishing itself among NYU’s range of premier liberal arts degrees, and an innovative, two-year global core program whose students may complete their degrees in any of NYU’s liberal arts programs. We seek colleagues in the following areas who will, as needed, teach both advanced classes in the fields of specialization listed and courses in the global core (note that successful candidates must be capable of teaching at least two core courses; e. g., Cultural Foundations I and II, Life Science and Environmental Science, etc): 
• Biology or Life Science. PhD in Biology preferred; PhD in History of Science with MSc in Biology considered.
• Global History with a focus on East or South Asia. PhD in History, E Asian Studies, S Asian Studies, or Religious Studies
• Political or Institutional Economist (specialization in one or more of the following areas preferred: labor and migration, (global) economic governance, gender studies); PhD in Economics
• History of Political Economy/Economic Thought. PhD in Philosophy, Political Science, Economics or History
  • Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in hand by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Publications or other evidences of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly preferred. All Liberal Studies full-time faculty hold renewable term contracts, initially three years, and later potentially five years, in duration. There is no limit to the number of times a contract may be renewed, contingent upon satisfactory performance. Faculty normally teach three classes per semester. Faculty also are expected to remain engaged in their fields of expertise, to advise undergraduates, and to contribute service to the program and to the University.
  • Applications due 11/18/13 - CV and cover letter only
  • Interviews scheduled for 1/30-1/31 (Skype, phone, or campus interviews? Also, which areas of expertise, please?) phone interviews, East Asia
  • Has anyone heard anything about this position? What's the deal with contract-only (not TT)?
  • Was interviewed by phone for this position on 1/31. x2 Focused on ability to teach interdisciplinary courses, and especially their core curriculum.  Though vague, the committee said they would get back to me in about two weeks.
  • Hi, did the SC ask for syllabus separately from the candidates?
  • I was asked to submit up to three sample syllabi and two letters of recommendation prior to the interview. x2
  • Any news so far?
  • No news so far on my end, but I think they said they would make decisions mid feb, so they should let us know by Thursday or Friday
  • Have they contacted candidates for 2nd interview?
  • what is 2nd interview? do you mean campus visit? did the SC mention a campus visit during the interview?
  • Yes- campus visit. I am assuming that they will want to meet us in person before hiring...? Any news?
  • Campus visit scheduled

Regis University (CO)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian History, to begin Fall 2014
  • The position requires a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at the lower- and upper-levels, in a liberal arts setting. Candidates must possess a demonstrated history of excellence in teaching and advising, as well as scholarship. She/he will be expected to contribute to the College’s integrated core curriculum, as well as through service to the campus and local communities.
  • While we prefer candidates with a specific geographic focus in one or more regions of Asia, including East, South, Southeast and Central, an understanding of and ability to teach later and contemporary developments across Asia is also desired. This position is pending budgetary approval. Minimum qualification: Ph.D.
  • Regis University, inspired by its Jesuit Catholic heritage, has been committed to academic excellence, personal development and community engagement since its founding in 1877.
  • To apply, please attach a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Letters of recommendation can be sent to Dr. Nicki Gonzales, Chair of Search Committee, History and Politics Department, Regis University G-16, 3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver, CO 80221.
  • Deadline: 25 Nov. 2013
  • Are there any updates from Regis?
  • Nothing yet (12/13)
  • received request for essay on univesity values (12/12)
  • Any news? (2/2)
  • On campus (2/10)
  • Job offer (2/25)
  • Offer accepted??

Rowland Hall-St. Mark's School (UT) - Non-AcademicEdit

Saginaw Valley State University (MI) - [non-TT; VAP] - Modern East AsiaEdit

  • one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Modern East Asian History, to begin 1 July 2014
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "including Modern China, Modern Japan, World History Survey (since 1500) and a survey course on historical methodology"
  • Apply online: For further information and to apply for this position please visit www.jobs.svsu.edu
  • Deadline: not stated in ad.  Ad closes 7 Feb. 2014

Stetson University (FL) - Asian History - mistaken advert?Edit

  • Assistant Professor of Asian History
  • Teach courses in Department of History including classes in Modern Chinese and World History, assist in expansion of interdisciplinary International Studies Program; advise and evaluate students; service to academic department, university and community.
  • Requires: Ph.D. in History with specialization in Asian History.
  • Send resume: Stetson University, Attention: B. Whiteman, Director of HR, humres@stetson.edu.
  • Deadline: ? [posted 8/12 in the Chronicle.]
  • Administrative posting for a green card. [Meaning?]
  • Per communicaton with a professor in the dept (Eric Kurlander), this search was completed and filled in 2010-2011. Strange that the chronicle posted this. 

University of Exeter (UK) - East/South Asian history pre-1950Edit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in East/South Asian History, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "The post of Lecturer in East or South Asian History, pre-1950 will contribute to extending the research profile of History at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to the history of East or South Asia, particularly in the 18th, 19th or early 20th centuries."
  • "The successful applicant will hold a PhD in East or South Asian History and have an independent, internationally-recognised research programme in an active field of research related or complementary to existing Exeter strengths. He/she will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and characteristics; a strong record in attracting research funding, or demonstrable potential to attract such funding, teamwork skills to work in collaboration with existing group members, an active and supportive approach to inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary research that will help to foster interactions and links both within the University and externally, the attitude and ability to engage in continuous professional development, the aptitude to develop familiarity with a variety of strategies to promote and assess learning and enthusiasm for delivering undergraduate programmes."
  • Deadline: 13 Mar. 2013
    • Intend to interview March/April

University of Glasgow (UK;Scot) - African, Middle East or Asian HistoryEdit

University of Saskatchewan (Can.) - 19th/20thC East, South or Southeast Asia, Gender HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in 19th and/or 20th Century Asian History (East, South or Southeast Asia) with a specialisation in gender, to begin 1 July 2014
  • "We seek a scholar who will strengthen and broaden our existing departmental expertise in histories of gender and sexuality.  Familiarity with feminist and/or queer theory is a strong asset. Additionally, we welcome linkages to the current areas of research strength in the department, including: Native-Newcomer, colonial and post-colonial histories; the history of science and medicine; environmental history; twentieth century politics, culture and public policy; and the North American Great Plains"
  • "A completed PhD is required and the successful candidate will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program.  Applicants should demonstrate excellence or promise of excellence in teaching and graduate supervision.  A competitive package of start-up grants for research purposes will be available upon hiring."
  • See http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59342 for more information and to apply online.
  • Review begins: 30 Sept. 2013 and continues until position filled.
  • Any word on this?
  • A friend of mine is heading out for an on-campus interview in mid-November. [10/30]
  • report that an offer has been made [12/01]

University of Tennessee - Martin - pref. China or JapanEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian History, to begin 1 Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "Applicants should have a specialization in Asian History (China or Japan preferred); supporting fields are open but preference will be given to those which do not overlap current departmental specializations. Candidates must possess a record of successful teaching at the university level and have the ability to teach World Civilization surveys as well as upper division classes in the areas of expertise"
  • "To submit your application, go to: http://www.utm.edu/departments/personnel/employment.php , then “Faculty Vacancies.” Attach letter of application, current vita, copies of transcripts, and the names of and contact information for three references. Direct your inquiries to rgarlitz@utm.edu or to Dr. Richard Garlitz, Chair, Asian History Search Committee, Department of History and Philosophy, 322 Humanities Building, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • AHA interview invitation (phone call), 11/20 (x2)
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • Official rejection 2/13. 

Utah State University - Excl. East AsiaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian History, "excluding East Asia and including South, Southeast, Central, Western Asia/Middle East"
  • Phd must be in hand by June 2014
  • "While research is the primary area of emphasis, candidates must also demonstrate effectiveness in teaching and service. Undergraduate teaching will include the world history survey and courses on some aspect of Islamic Asia. The successful applicant will also contribute to our master’s level program with graduate seminars and thesis advising"
  • Review begins: 4 Nov. 2013, and position is open until filled
  • Phone interview scheduled (11/20).
  • Rejection Email (12/19)

Wheaton College (IL)  - Asian or African HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track, assistant professor in Asian or African history beginning August 2014. Ph.D. required.
  • Standard teaching load is 3/3.
  • To be assured full consideration, please send a letter of interest and c.v. to history@wheaton.edu, attention Tracy McKenzie, chair.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013
  • NOTE: "Wheaton College is an evangelical Protestant Christian liberal arts college whose faculty and staff affirm a Statement of Faith and adhere to lifestyle expectations of the Wheaton College Community Covenant."
  • Also posted at African/Middle East History 2013-2014

Xavier University (OH) Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Asian History, to begin Fall 2014
  • " PhD by August 2014 preferred. Area of specialization and time period open"
  • Teaching Load: 9 hours
  • Xavier is "a Catholic institution in the Jesuit tradition,"
  • "To ensure consideration, interested candidates should submit an application letter, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts [Online]...In addition, by that same date, three letters of recommendation should be sent to Darleen Frickman, Department of History, Xavier University, 3800 Victory Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207-5161 or by email to history-asia@xavier.edu."
  • Deadline: 4 Nov. 2013
  • will interview at AHA
  • Request by phone for AHA interview (12/4) x4
  • campus visit invite by phone (1/15)
  • campus visits underway, to conclude Feb. 21
  • Going back through Wiki history shows that Xavier conducted this search a few years back. Anyone know what happened then?
  • offer made and accepted (3/15)
  • Field of successful candidate?
  • Pre-modern Korean history, I heard.

East Asia Edit

Augustana College, Rock Island (IL) - Modern East Asia [Non-TT;VAP, but...]Edit

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern East Asian History for the 2014-15 academic year, and "The department has a high likelihood of conducting a tenure-track search during the 2015-2016 academic year"
  • "Preference will be given to applicants who specialize in Chinese history and can teach courses in Japanese history. We seek candidates who are passionate scholar-teachers with an awareness of the liberal arts and a deep interest in teaching undergraduate students"
  • Teaching load: 8 courses/year
  • PhD must be in hand by appointment date
  • "To apply, send a letter of application describing your teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (copies are fine),  a sample syllabus, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to: Search #115-14 Asian History, C/O Dr. Margaret Farrar, Associate Dean, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL  61201 or by email to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu .  Questions may be directed to the chair of the department, Stephen Warren, at stephenwarren@augustana.edu. "
  • Review begins: 10 Mar. 2014

Ball State University (IN)Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor in East Asian History to begin 15 Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • " Responsibilities:  teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the history of China and Japan and survey courses in Asian history and world history"
  • "Preferred qualifications:  Ph.D. in history (specialty in China or Japan); teaching experience at college or university level; ability to teach the history of the West in the World; comparative historiography, Korean history; experience and interest in using new digital approaches that help distill historical meaning from texts and artifacts, and in new modes of presenting these in electronic formats."
  • "Email (preferred) letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and student evaluations of teaching to:  mmgage2@bsu.edu or mail to Dr. Kevin Smith, Chairperson, Department of History, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306"
  • Deadline: 25 Nov. 2013
  • Request for Skype interview via email (7 Dec) x3
  • Invitation for campus visit (via phone) declined 26 Dec (field: Japan)
  • What you mind stating your field?
  • Invitation for campus visit accepted (field: mod. China)
  • Offer accepted (field: mod China)

Cardiff University (UK; Wales)Edit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in any area of East Asian History "including Russia east of the Ural Mountains, the Indian sub-continent and China"
  • "The new lecturer will work alongside the existing lecturers in Asian Studies in the History Department, and will develop strategic interdisciplinary links with the Religious Studies Department, which includes several scholars working in this area. This appointment is intended to stimulate the development of Postgraduate M.A. pathways, utilising staff in both History and Religious Studies departments, and to develop opportunities for increased postgraduate research recruitment."
  • Deadline: 19 Aug. 2013 although university reserves right to close the search early should sufficient applications arrive.
  • What about Korea? and Japan? Are they not included?
  • [12 Aug] From the job description "To conduct lectures and tutorials in East Asian History (i.e. areas east of longitude 60 degrees) " AFII (talk) 20:31, August 12, 2013 (UTC)

Colorado State University - ModernEdit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Modern East Asian History to begin 16 Aug. 2014
  • Preferred qualifications include the ability to teach upper-division courses in modern Japan and modern China (c. 17th century to the present). Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of concentration, as well as the second half of the Asian Civilizations introductory-level survey; pursuing research, scholarship, and publication; providing advising to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Send hard copies of letter of interest, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample (article or chapter length), and evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as sample syllabi and teaching evaluations if available, to Dr. Thaddeus Sunseri, Chair, Modern East Asian History Search Committee, Department of History, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523-1776.
  • For full consideration: 9 Nov., 2013 but position is open until filled
  • Intend to interview at the AHA "or by telephone/skype".
  • Teaching load? (2-2)
  • AHA interview request via email (6 Dec) x4
  • Any updates? (1/29/14)
  • I believe an offer was made.
    • Yes, to a colleague of mine.
    • Would you mind stating the field of the selected person?
      • 19th C. China

City College of New York Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East Asian history, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "The Department is especially interested in applicants with research interests in pre-20th century history and in transnational history. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate and M.A. courses in the candidate's area of expertise, as well as courses that contribute to the college’s general education curriculum"
  • PhD in History must be in hand by start date
  • "To apply, please view the opening (Job ID 8959) at www.cuny.edu and submit all requested materials online as a single PDF"
  • Deadline, not stated, ad closes: 12 Dec. 2013
  • Consideration of candidates will begin 1 Nov. 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Anybody figure out how to upload all materials including confidential letters? Or are they taking letters via email? Check their website...They updated the information.
  • Skype interview set up for December
  • Any word on this one? I was suprised that they set up Skype interviews before the closing date on the ad. (today is Jan 5)
  • Campus interviews scheduled
  • Offer accepted 

Denison University (OH)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in East Asian history "within any area and period of specialization in the history of China or Japan."
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 "includ[ing] a two-semester introductory course sequence in East Asian history (from traditional to modern) and upper-level courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise."
  • "Ph.D. and teaching experience preferred; minimum requirement is Ph.D. completed by appointment at the assistant professor level on August 28, 2014."
  • Applications ...must include a letter of application, C.V., sample syllabi, an article-length writing sample, an unofficial transcript, and 3 letters of recommendation. (Note that only after an application has been submitted online will an email trigger automatically be sent to recommenders or a dossier service, requesting that letters be submitted)
  • All application materials must be submitted online at https://employment.denison.edu
  • Deadline: 4 Nov. 2013 (letters of reference will be accepted until 25 Nov.)
  • Interviews will be conducted at the meeting of the American Historical Association in Washington, D.C., January 2-5, 2014
  • AHA interview scheduled via email (12/11) x2
  • campus invite scheduled
  • offer made and accepted

Dickinson College (PA) - [Non-TT; VAP]Edit

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in East Asian History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • "Applicants should be prepared to offer an East Asian history survey, a course on China, and three other topics courses"
  • Applications for the position should be submitted online at http://jobs.dickinson.edu.
  • Review begins: 18 Apr. 2014

Earlham College (IN)Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant professorship in East Asian History
  • The candidate ideally would offer courses on both Japan and China and must be able to make a significant contribution to the college's interdisciplinary programs in East Asian Studies. Responsibilities include teaching first year intensive writing courses and courses in fields of specialization and/or interests. Ph.D preferred.
  • Applicants should submit letters of application, cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, resume and three letters of reference to Cheri Gaddis, Earlham College Dept of History, at historysearch@earlham.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin on 1 Nov. 2013
  • Invitation for AHA interview (11/20)x3
  • Campus invite, email (1/17) x 2

Indiana University - South Bend - East AsiaEdit

  • SEARCH CANCELLED - 2.5.14
  • Tenure track assistant professor in East Asian History, to begin 1 Aug. 2013
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching load: 12 credits/semester "with 3 credits ordinarily reassigned to research"
  • WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? A 3-3? <-- I believe so. <yes>
  • "We particularly welcome candidates with an interest or expertise in one or more high impact teaching practices, for example first-year seminars, undergraduate research, writing across the curriculum, study abroad, honors programs, or the scholarship of teaching and learning."
  • To apply send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching philosophy that describes the contribution the candidate could make to the History Department and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at IU South Bend...Send applications to Dr. Monica Maria Tetzlaff, Department of History, Indiana University South Bend, 1700 Mishawaka Avenue, South Bend, IN 46634-7111 or by email to jacobssm@iusb.edu. Preliminary interviews will take place at the 2014 AHA convention or by Skype.
  • Low salary, no or very little East Asian presence or resources.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
  • Candidates not contacted yet as of 12.11.13
  • AHA interview scheduled 12.12.13 
  • Campus visits scheduled
  • Stark gaps I hear between Bloomington (research 1) and other campuses in terms of salary versus workload/expectations. (low pay and high work demand in many areas including teaching, research, administrative, student advising, community services, etc). 

Lewis & Clark College (OR) - [Non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • One year replacement Visiting Assistant Professorship in East Asian History,
  • Applicants must have a PhD or be advanced ABD candidates in history
  • Teaching load: 5 courses/year " including the survey in early East Asian history and four classes in the visitor's area of experience"
  • " A complete application must include (1) a letter of application which includes a statement of teaching philosophy, how the applicant’s teaching at the College will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, teaching experience, and research interests; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (4) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees).  All materials should be addressed to Chair, Susan Glosser and must be submitted via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/24315).  Click “Apply” to create your free account."
  • Review begins; 15 Feb. 2014 and continues until position filled
    • Rejection email (3/21/2014)

Loyola University Maryland - Modern East AsiaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern East Asian History, "with a preferred specialty in modern China and/or Japan", to begin Aug. 2014
  • "Loyola University Maryland is a...Jesuit Catholic institution"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "The successful applicant will teach a 100-level introductory survey of modern East Asia and a rotating sequence of upper-division courses in the applicant's area of research or interest.  Participation in Loyola's Asian Studies minor program is expected."
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Keith Schoppa--a historian of China--is there. Are they hiring a second East Asianist? Or is he leaving the school for some reasons?
  • I guess he's retiring? 
  • AHA interview scheduled (11/22)
  • Rejection letter received via email 12/3 (x4)
  • Campus invite via phone
  • Offer made and accepted

Norwich University (VT) - since 1500 (pref. China)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East Asian History since 1500, with a preference for China, to begin Fall 2014
  • "The successful candidate will teach both halves of a two-semester survey on East Asian civilizations and both halves of a two-semester survey on world civilizations, historical methods, as well as upper-level courses in East Asian history.  A strong commitment to undergraduate teaching is essential."
  • "To be eligible for appointment at the assistant professor rank, candidates must have a Ph.D. in History. Highly qualified ABDs may be considered for appointment at the instructor level. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S"
  • "Please send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three current letters of recommendation to: History Search via email to jobs@norwich.edu."
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2013 and position is open until filled
  • Jack Hayes is teaching at Norwich, and it's not a large department.  Is he leaving?
  • Jack Hayes chose to leave Norwich for an institution in Canada some time ago. He is already in Canada. This position is for his old job.
  • Any updates? 
  • Just received an email that the search is still on, with phone interviews to follow shortly. (1/28) X2
  • Campus interviews scheduled for March
  • What happened to March campus interviews? Received request for phone interview (4/17)

Rhode Island (RI) - [non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in East Asian History, to begin Fall 2014
  • required: ABD in East Asian History; college level teaching experience; evidence of teaching effectiveness; and an active research agenda: preferred: Ph.D. in History with specialization in East Asian History.
  • For full job description and application procedures*, see our web site: https://employment.ric.edu/; *Candidates must apply online, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.
  • Position open until filled [posted 5 Mar.]

Rutgers University - Camden Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East Asian History, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • Applicants must have the Ph.D. degree in hand at time of appointment.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 "including a survey of Asian history; contribute to campus programs and the global history track in the History M.A. program"
  • Please send a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcripts, three signed letters of recommendation, and an article or chapter-length writing sample to either East Asian History Search Committee Chair Lorrin Thomas, History Department, Rutgers University, 429 Cooper Street, Camden, NJ 08102 or to both Lorrin Thomas (lthomas2@camden.rutgers.edu) and Roxanne Huertas (rhuertas@camden.rutgers.edu). If the writing sample is part of a larger piece, please include an abstract and table of contents, and/or statement of how the sample fits into your larger work.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • A few years ago, they had a search for an east asianist, didn't they? YES, 2011-2012
  • so they didn't hire anyone at that time? or whoever got the job is leaving?
  • it was a failed search
  • Request by phone for AHA interview (12/4) x 4
  • campus visit invite by phone (1/6)
  • offer made and accepted

Salisbury University - East AsiaEdit

  • Assistant Professor of History for East Asian History.
  • Teaching load is 3-3 to include World Civilizations, upper division undergraduate, including Chinese and Japanese History, and graduate courses.
  • Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website http://www.salisbury.edu/HR/Jobs/ to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1).a letter of interest, 2).curriculum vitae, 3).a transcript (a copy is sufficient) and 4). three (3) current letters of reference. Additionally, please have the three (3) current letters of reference, provided directly from your professional references, or by an Online Credential Service Provider, sent directly to Ms.Tineka Harmon via E-mail at history@salisbury.edu. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail. If you have any question about the position, please contact Dr. Creston Long at cslong@salisbury.edu.
  • For full consideration: 3 Nov. 2013 but position is open until filled
  • Intend to interview at AHA
  • AHA interview scheduled via phone (12/05) (x2)
  • any news post-interview? x2
  • rejection email saying that the position has been filled.

University of Mississippi - [Non-TT;VAP] East Asian & International StudiesEdit

  • Visiting Assistant Professorship in East Asian History and International Studies
  • " Duties will include teaching lower and upper division undergraduate courses in East Asian History and International Studies."
  • " Apply online at https://jobs.olemiss.edu.  Supplementary materials, including a letter of interest, vita, three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio, and writing sample, should be attached to the online application or mailed to Chair, East Asia Search Committee, Department of History, 310 Bishop Hall, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848"
  • Review begins immediately [10 Mar.] and continues until position filled

University of Missouri - ColumbiaEdit

  • Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in East Asian History, to begin Fall 2014
  • The successful candidate must have PhD in hand by the start of the appointment.
  • All periods and specializations are welcome. The department expects applicants to have a vigorous research program, whose focus can be on any east Asian country or any time period, but a successful applicant must be able to teach undergraduate courses in modern Chinese history.
  • Teaching load: two three-credit courses per semester.
  • Please submit one document containing both a letter of application describing research and teaching interests, and c.v. online at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic.Three reference letters are required and may be sent electronically to lockwoodm@missouri.edu or in hard copy to East Asia History Search Committee, University of Missouri, 101 Read Hall, Columbia, MO 65211-7500.
  • The application deadline is 25 Oct. 2013.
  • They just hired a person. Is this another Administrative posting for a green card?
  • Stop being paranoid. Job is legit. Last hire was four years ago.
  • I am also curious about this search, given that there is a China/Asian history specialist in the department. Is that guy leaving?
  • Apparently yes, according to their website.
  • Email saying they got my application (with a letter) . I sent my application early, though. Any other news? (x2)
  • Same-submitted early and received confirmation 
  • Request for additional material (11/06) x3
  • Recieved rejection (11/14) (x4)
  • Sent in additional materials but still waiting for interview or rejection. They said they planned to do skype interviews in Nov. Has anyone interviewed yet? (11/26) (x4)
  • Skype interviews scheduled on 12/3 (x2)
    • Any news? (12/20)
  • Campus interview invite sent via email on 12/20

​University of Virginia- pre-modern East Asian HumanitiesEdit

  • Andrew W Mellon Foundation sponsored Tenure track Assistant Professor " in any field of the humanities whose research addresses the connections between images and texts in any part of East Asia prior to the nineteenth century", to begin 25 Aug. 2014
  • Applicants should demonstrate an interest in cross-disciplinary approaches to research and teaching. Expertise in digital humanities is preferred.
  • Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.
  • The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (graduate and undergraduate) in various fields within the candidate's areas of specialization, and provide service to the University and professional organizations. Candidates must also demonstrate strong potential to interact productively across traditional disciplinary boundaries.
  • To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa, search on posting number 0612668 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship of approximately 60 pages (Attach to Writing Sample 1). Three letters of recommendation are required. Please have reference letter writers email letters directly to gch8r@virginia.edu.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2013 and priority will be given to applications received by that date.
  • Also posted at Art History 2013-2014 and Religious Studies 2013-2014
  • Received request for phone interview to take place in early Nov.
  • Relisted on College Art Association Careers website, 12/9/2013

China Edit

Durham University (UK) - Ming-Qing period and/or 20thCEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in the History of China, to begin 1 Sept 2014
  • "The department will be especially interested in candidates with research interests in the Ming-Qing period (13th to 19th centuries) and/or twentieth-century China."
  • "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 chronologically-broad first year survey module introducing students to Chinese history. They will also supervise postgraduate research..."
  • "Further details of the post are available on our website (http://www.dur.ac.uk/jobs/)" reference number 3013
  • Deadline: 24 Jan. 2014
  • This position has been a revolving door for the past few years. There's probably a reason for that.
  • System created generic rejection email 3/15
    • For the record (since no one seems to have posted this), Durham accepted CV drop-in at the AHA and invited at least (to my memory) 10+ candidates for on-spot interviews at the AHA. Congratulations to whomever got the job anyway, as I wonder if they did hire a Ph. D. from Amercia
    • How is it ended? It looked like American bias in PhDs.

Georgia Regents University - ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian History, with a specialism in the history of China
  • Period of specialization open but candidate must be able to teach modern China; Ph.D. in history preferred, ABD considered
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "Including introductory survey classes.  This may be reduced for candidates with considerable research potential."
  • "Qualified applicants should apply online at http://www.gru.edu/facultyjobs/.  Please make sure you upload a cover letter describing teaching and research interests along with a curriculum vitae.  In addition, please submit three reference letters and an unofficial copy of transcripts to: Dr. Jennifer M. Trunzo, Chair, History Search Committee, Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912. "
  • Deadline: ?15 Nov. 2013.
  • Request for Interviews at AHA sent 12/11
  • Campus visit invite sent 01/16

Harvard University  - ModernEdit

  • Tenure-track professor (at the assistant or untenured associate professor level) in modern and contemporary Chinese history, with an emphasis on the periods of the Republic and the People's Republic, to begin 1 July 2014
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, and three letters of recommendation to: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/4868/. Applications are not considered complete until the required three letters of recommendation are received.
  • The deadline for receipt of applications is: 15 Oct. 2013.
  • Question: Is this a real job or just to invite external comparison for an internal candidate's tenure review? The same question goes to the Princeton position, as Princeton has both Elman and J. Chen covering those periods described in the job ad? Anyone with insider information about the nature of those positions? Thanks.
  • Both jobs are legit. 
  • who is [name redacted], and why was the info on her as preferred candidate deleted?
  • thank you
    • The name was deleted because potential job candidates are not named on this site. Names are only used once hires are official and public. This policy is in accordance with Wikia's Terms of Use (specifically the point about respecting the "right of any third party"). Una74 (talk) 22:26, October 14, 2013 (UTC)
    • Whoever wrote that name was almost certainly using it as a codeword or nickname, otherwise the statement would be meaningless. Just Google the name and you'll realize it can't be any potential job candidate's real name. That said, I have no objection to the deletion.
  • Request for writing sample (Oct. 27).
  • Based on the Department's website, job talks for this search are scheduled for Dec. 10 to 12.  This probably means that shortlist candidates have already been notified.
  • Anyone have info on the shortlist?
  • Names have been public and published on the department site for awhile: Yvon Wang, Emily Baum, Arunabh Ghosh, presenting in that order. You can figure out what the committee was looking for by the kind of people they chose.
  • I thought "manly" was just a mistype of "mainly"?  But of course, something that makes so much sense can't possibly be right on this crazy place.
  • Offer made and I believe being negotiated
  • [17 Jan. Discussion removed to Talk page & names not made public have been redacted. AFII (talk) 09:36, January 17, 2014 (UTC)]
  • Hello. I read from this page and also "edit" page, but very confused about this. So, ghosh is malala yousafzai? Can anyone tell me? Please explain in great detail, I am from China. [17 Jan] Hi there - this was a bad joke, ignore it. AFII (talk) 09:36, January 17, 2014 (UTC)
  • no, there is no way. maybe they're a couple? could make for two-body problem / harder search.
  • Offer made and accepted

Hong Kong Baptist University (HK)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in History
  • "Applicants should possess a relevant PhD Degree, related teaching and research experience in higher education, a solid publication record, and expertise in at least two of the following areas: (i) History of Early-to-Mid Imperial China, (ii) Modern and Contemporary Chinese History, (iii) Sino-Foreign Relations, (iv) American History. Candidates specializing in other historical fields and/or capable of global/comparative research are also welcome to apply."
  • "Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers competitive package which include retirement/gratuity benefits, annual leave, medical and dental scheme, housing assistance and relocation allowance wherever appropriate. Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing September 2014. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding."
  • "Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable by downloading [here]. Completed application form should be sent to the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong or by email to: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk. Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request."
  • Deadline: 1 Mar. 2014

Illinois State UniversityEdit

  • Probationary 9-month tenure track assistant professorship in Chinese History, to begin 6 Aug. 2014
  • Specialization is open, although the new faculty member will be expected to teach a survey of the history of East Asia. Doctoral dissertation must be defended by 1/1/14"
  • Appointment 'contingent upon funding'
  • "Interested candidates should complete an online application for posting number 0705498 at www.IllinoisState.edu/jobs and additionally submit the following items ...: a letter of application, c.v., sample syllabi, a chapter-length sample of scholarship, and three confidential letters of reference. Please send materials electronically to Anthony Crubaugh, Chair, at acrubau@ilstu.edu."
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
  • Skype interview
  • through phone or email?  (email)
  • Offer made and accepted.  

Iowa State UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Chinese History
  • time period open; Phd must be in hand by Aug. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 to "include undergraduate surveys in Chinese history, East Asian history, and other undergraduate and graduate courses in applicant’s research specialty"
  • "Please send a letter of application, C. V., and three letters of recommendation using Iowa State University’s electronic application system,"
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013.
  • Phone Interview invitation received via email. (12/11) x2
  • Any news? (1/17)
  • What is the deal with this search? Did anyone get invited for campus visits or did the whole thing get canceled? Surely that can't still be waiting for dean's approval and expect to bring in candidates.

McGill University (Can.)- Late Imperial & ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Late Imperial and Modern Chinese History, to begin 1 Aug. 2014
  • Ph.D. expected at time of appointment; teaching experience preferred.
  • Applications should be submitted electronically, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching statement, and three letters of reference uploaded by the referees, at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3354. Enquiries may be directed to jobsearch.history@mcgill.ca.
  • All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is an English language institution, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.
  • Review begins: 26 Nov. 2013 and continues until position filled
  • McGill wants a second modern China historian in addition to Johanna Ransmeier, who is already there?
  • Ransmeier is already at Chicago and has a profile on their dept website.
  • Request writing samples (12/13)
  • Skype interview request
  • Campus interview invite via email
  • Received rejection email (02/24), saying it was a failed search and the position will be advertised again in the next academic year.

Nanyang Technological University (Sing.) - Pre-ModernEdit

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History and Intellectual History (Pre-Modern China)
  • "Candidates should possess a Ph.D. and proven records of accomplishment in teaching and research. The successful candidate will be 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 and all courses in Philosophy are in English. The administrative language of the University is English"
  • To apply, please refer to theGuidelines for Submitting an Application for Faculty Appointment and send your application including your curriculum vitae to: Chair, Search Committee, C/O Division of Chinese School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 14 Nanyang Drive, #03-86 Singapore 637332, Email: HSS-HR-Search@ntu.edu.sg via the Apply button [see link in title]
  • Applications sent via email should include a reference to “Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History and Intellectual History” in the subject line. Enquiries about the position can be addressed to the above email.
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2013 and only short-listed candidates will be notified

Pacific Lutheran University (WA) - ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Chinese History, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses/year
  • "Candidate must be able to teach courses on Modern China, Revolutionary China, Modern Korean History (from the Yi Dynasty), and survey courses on East Asian Societies. Candidate must also be able to contribute to PLU’s vibrant Chinese Studies Program. Candidates should demonstrate commitment to excellent undergraduate teaching and to historical research in Modern Chinese history.
  • Please submit your application including a cover letter explaining research and teaching interests, a CV, a one-page dissertation abstract and table of contents, and, if applicable, a book abstract and teaching materials (syllabi, student evaluations) online by clicking on the “Apply” link above. Three to five confidential letters of reference will also be requested by PLU upon application. For questions or more information, please contact Dr. Gina Hames at 253-535-7132 or hamesgl@plu.edu.
  • ABD will be considered but must have PhD in hand by September 1, 2014.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013
  • (Jobs at PLU, including an advertised History position, were advertised in the Chronicle about two weeks ago, but the specific Modern China field and the specifics were posted just a day ago.)
  • AHA interview scheduled (11/18) x2

Purdue University (IN) - ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor of Modern Chinese History since 1800
  • "Field open.  Ph.D. in History required by the time of appointment.  The successful candidate will have a strong and demonstrable research agenda, ability to develop undergraduate and graduate courses, and contribute to the World history concentration in the graduate program. The ability to teach the introductory course in Modern China and the East Asia Survey is required. Publications and teaching experience are expected."
  • To apply submit a letter of application, C.V., transcripts, and three letters of recommendation as well as evidence of scholarly achievement and teaching experience to: http://bit.ly/16L0lK2.
  • Review begins: 18 Nov. 2013 and continues until position filled
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Someone named Wang Juan taught there in the past. Does anyone know what happened to this person? 
  • Juan Wang is no longer in the department.
  • Has anyone been contacted? (12/18 x2)
  • AHA interview invite

Any update? -- 2/27 apparently someone has been offered the position (email from search commitee) 

Offered and accepted (3/10)

Princeton University - Late Imperial/Early ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Late Imperial/Early Modern Chinese history, to begin 1 September 2014
  • The Departments of History and East Asian Studies at Princeton University invite applications from scholars who specialize in the history of late imperial/early modern China. Teaching responsibilities include: undergraduate lecture courses on late imperial/early modern China and East Asia, upper level undergraduate seminars, and graduate seminars on specialized topics.
  • Review of files will begin on 1 Oct., 2013, but applications will be considered until the departments choose to close the search.
  • Online Application Form.
  • Who is the chair of the committee?  
  • contacted for additional material (10/22)
  • What sort of additional material?
  • son, if ya gotta ask, ya don't need to worry about it. some of the people they're targetting are heavy hitters.
  • Sorry "son," but people applying for an intro level job (yes, even at Princeton) might be promising candidates, but they are by definition not "heavy hitters."
  • Spence supposedly strongly pushing for his candidate; it worked last time...
  • Heard that the shortlist has been out for a few weeks now.  Anyone with an update?
  • Week before Thanksgiving campus interview invitations went out.
  • Curious about any updates on this...? Princeton should make their offer so as to get the cadidate off the market and open up the other job opportunities for others.

- Offer accepted (1/28)

  • Official rejection via snail mail (date 2/13, arrived 2/21). "We want to thank you for your interest and the opportunity to learn about our work"
  • Yep, got the same letter.  Wildly curious to know who they picked. ---> its on the talk pages
  • I couldn't find it.  Did I miss something? 
  • just see it now. click on the top and go to talk. it is there.

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies - ModernEdit

  • Tenured lectureship in Modern Chinese History, to begin 1 Apr. 2015
  • "Applicants should have demonstrated a high level of leadership ability and expertise in their area of specialization, and possess the following qualifications at the time of application: 1) Applicants should hold the Ph.D. or the equivalent, or anticipate completing the Ph.D. or equivalent at the time of employment; significant research accomplishments. 2) Applicants may be of any nationality, but should be capable of lecturing, advising students, and participating in academic affairs in either English or Japanese. 3) Applicants should be committed to teaching Chinese history and language. 4) The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the educational mission of the University, and to contribute to the functions and operations of the University."
  • Note v. detailed requirements for application available at original source.
  • Deadline: 13 July 2014

Queen's University Belfast (UK;NI.) - ModernEdit

  • Lecturer (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in the History of Modern China
  • "Please visit our website for further information and to applyonline... or alternatively contact the Personnel Department, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 90973044 FAX: (028) 90971040 or e-mail on personnel@qub.ac.uk"
  • Deadline: 9 Jun. 2014
    • Intend to interview 8th July.


University College London (UK) - Early Modern & ModernEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in the History of Early Modern & Modern China, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "We are seeking to appoint an outstanding historian working on any major area of the History of Early Modern and Modern China. Our preference is for someone who will bring new research interests to complement our current expertise. S/he will be expected to research and publish material of the highest quality; to offer inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and to play a full part in the life of the History Department."
  • "Applicants must have a doctorate in the relevant area; at least one outstanding research publication; an imaginative post-doctoral research project; and experience of teaching in a university History department, preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels."
  • Deadline: 5pm GMT 3 Jan. 2014
  • Intend to interview 24 Jan.
  • any news? 
  • generic rejection via email 1/17

University of DelawareEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor of Chinese History, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • Scholarly specialization is open
  • "Applicants should visit www.udel.edu/udjobs and read “Applicant Instructions” under the “Resources for Applicants” tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a cover letter and a c.v. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail or regular mail to Professor Owen White, Chair, China Search Committee, Department of History, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (owhite@udel.edu)."
  • Deadline: 4 Nov. 2013
  • Their lone historian of China has retired. Asianists who remain on the history faculty include specialists in Japan, Vietnam, and India. A 2/2 teaching load is standard for the department.
  • Request for writing sample (Nov. 13). (x2)
  • DId anyone else receive request for writing sample?
  • Job talks will take place in early Dec.
  • Has anyone received invite for campus visit?
  • Four candidates selected for on-campus interview in early December (11/27)
  • I heard an offer was made. Anyone know what the candidate works on? late imperial/modern

University of Denver (CO) - Pref. for Ming/QingEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professor in Chinese History, to begin September 2014
  • "Scholars of Ming/Qing history are especially encouraged to apply"
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • "The successful candidate will teach a broad range of survey courses and undergraduate seminars in Chinese and/or East Asian history, to history majors and the general undergraduate population.  The successful candidate will also guide undergraduate theses on a broad variety of topics in Chinese and East Asian history, including the twentieth century"
  • " Submit a letter of application, c.v., writing sample, teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and student evaluations), and three letters of recommendation to Chinese History Search Committee, Department of History, University of Denver, 2000 East Asbury Avenue, Denver CO 80208-0930.  Applicants must also...fill out a brief online application"
  • For full consideration: 4 Nov. 2013.
  • AHA interview invitation via phone call (12/5) x5

Any news on this one?

Campus visit scheduled

Offer made, accepted

University of Kansas- Premodern China/China's BorderlandsEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in premodern Chinese history, to begin August 18, 2014.
  • "Ph.D. or ABD in history or a related discipline is expected by the start date of appointment."
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • "We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on China's ethnic diversity, its multiethnic borderlands and/or its coastal regions, or that considers China as a source or destination of population movements in the period from 1300 to the late nineteenth century."
  • "Candidates should be "prepared to participate in a cluster of faculty located in departments across the university who are working on collaborative research and teaching projects related to migration, immigration, diaspora, and human trafficking. The successful candidate will join a well-established East Asian history program with two historians of Japan and a historian of modern China, and will be a member of the University's Center for East Asian Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center."
  • "In addition to participating in the cluster, the faculty member will be expected to publish in the field of Premodern Chinese history; develop and teach courses in the field; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations, and perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees."
  • Please apply online. "Go to https://employment.ku.edu and click 'Search Faculty Jobs' then search openings by key word. A complete electronic application will include a detailed c.v., a letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly writing."
  • "Three reference letters that evaluate the scholarly potential/achievement and teaching of the candidate should be sent separately by mail to the attention of Megan Greene, Department of History, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd., 3650 Wescoe Hall, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7590. E-mail contact: mgreene AT ku. edu."
  • Review of applications begin 15 Nov. 2013
  • AHA interview request via email (12/12/2013) * 2
  • Campus visit invite via email (1/13/2014)
  • offer made and accepted

University of Liverpool (UK) - Chinese studiesEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Chinese Studies specialising in History
  • "You will have a PhD in a relevant discipline and a record of publications of international excellence. Experience of teaching in Higher Education at undergraduate level is essential; experiences of programme design and of teaching at postgraduate level are desirable."
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2013
    • [24 Feb. Offer made & accepted]

University of Macau - Ancient China [Open Rank]Edit

  • Open rank hire in Ancient Chinese History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • "Applicants should specialize in ancient/pre-modern Chinese history (either the Qin-Han period or the Tang-Song period), and ideally focus on China's frontier studies and interactions with the West and/or other Asian nations. Ability to teach in English is required for appointment. Preference may be given to candidates who can also offer courses on Archeology and/or classical Chinese."
  • "Applicants should visit http://www.umac.mo/vacancy for more details, and apply ONLINE at Jobs@UM (https://isw.umac.mo/recruitment) (Ref. No.: FSS/DHIS/ACH/10/2014)"
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2013

University of Maryland - Tang through Qing DynastiesEdit

  • Tenure track assitant professorship of Chinese History (with specialism in any subfield from Tang through Qing dynasties)
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2014
  • "Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate lecture courses and upper-level undergraduate seminars as well as graduate seminars on specialized topics; advising graduate students; and engaging in curriculum development"
  • "Applications, including a letter of application with a brief statement of current and future research and teaching interests, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample, should be submitted online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/21571."
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2013.
  • 12/19 Contacted by email for AHA interview
  • Campus invite received (1/7, by email) (when and how?)
  • Generic system rejection email, followed by a nicer, but still generic  email from the search committee chair (still sent from the department coordinator, 1/10) x2
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Notre Dame (IN) - [Open rank]Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in Chinese History
  • "Period and area of specialization are open, but applicants must be prepared to offer survey courses on modern Chinese history"
  • " Candidates should send a letter of application, c.v. and three letters of recommendation to Professor Patrick Griffin, Chair, Department of History, 219 O’Shaughnessy Hall, Notre Dame, IN  46556"
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2013.
  • 10/31 - request for additional materials
  • Any news on this? (11/27) x2
  • AHA interview request (12/7)
  • Anyone apply at the associate rank?  I am wondering if they are asking associates to interview at AHA.
  • I am applying at associate rank and also did not receive interview invitation.
  • Associates have been invited for AHA or Skype interviews as well. 
  • Rejection email (X2) with some interesting details (12/19): Total of 83 applicants, "your candidacy is no longer under active consideration, although the search will not close until we have completed the hiring process"
  • 1/16 Campus invite via phone and email x5
  • Those invited - assistant or associate level? (assistant x2)
  • 2 of the candidates have taken / are about to take other offers. what are they waiting for? they need to realize they must hurry and step up and make a really great offer, or their final candidate may decide he's not going to out up with their slowness.
  • this isn't going away. everyone can see they are letting a great opportunity slip through their fingers. hurry!
    • Why do you care so much? x2 
    • They are about to make a big mistake. They have a great candidate with the perfect scholarly AND moral qualififcations. Can anyone else compare?
    • The comments of the poster above are unprofessional and potentially deleterious to the remaining candidates, and yet they continue to reappear. I would suggest, dear poster, that you move into the “talk" section, as it may be an environment more suited to your predilections. x2 (Amen!)
    • predilections? as in, when i looked up "a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something"? also, deleterious means "causing harm", but this is the opposite. despite subtle accusation, this poster is not dear.
      • [10 Mar] Hi all.  Please confine your comments to information relevant to the job search, and which abides by the Wiki's Terms and Conditions, especially those regarding posting of personal information about third parties.  General conversation belongs on the Talk page. AFII (talk) 08:59, March 10, 2014 (UTC)
      • ok. thank you for suggestion.
      • rumor that offer out (april 15). any one else know?

University of Nottingham, Ningbo Campus (China) - Modern [Non-TT]Edit

  • Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese History; five year contract with possibility of extension, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "The successful candidate will be a specialist in modern Chinese history and have a PhD (or be close to completion). Applications by specialists in PRC international relations are particularly welcome. Knowledge of other Asian and Pacific histories would be an added benefit. It is envisaged that the successful candidate would contribute to the new ‘Virtual China Centre’ at UNNC. An interest in working with one or more of our tri-campus research centres, such as the Institute for Asia and Pacific Studies (IAPS), or the Centre for the Study of Political Ideologies (CSPI), would be an advantage"
  • "The successful candidate will be expected to teach flexibly in a range of existing and new modules on themes such as modern China, Chinese foreign relations, the Cold War, and trans-Pacific relations, to both undergraduate and graduate students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and contribute to the administration of the School
  • "Experience of working in Chinese archives and/or other primary-source research collections and an ability to guide students in their use for research purposes, would also be an advantage."
  • Deadline: 26 Feb. 2014
  • Rejection email (4/15)

University of North Georgia Edit

  • 9-month Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Chinese History, to begin 1 Jan. 2014
  • Teaching Load: 12 credit hours/semester to "include teaching a world history survey course along with upper level courses in Chinese History and the history/civilization of Asia (South, Northeast, or Southeast region) ...while also engaging in departmental, community, and University service and, research and publication."
  • Requires a PhD in Chinese History, Asian History, Asian Studies, or a related field.
  • LINK to Apply (posted 9/6/13)
  • Deadline: Not stated in Ad.
  • Rejection through email (12/5)

University of Oxford - Merton College Chinese History w/Fellowship in Modern Asian HistoryEdit

  • University Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Chinese History in association with the Jessica Rawson Fellowship in Modern Asian History
  • The University is seeking an exceptional scholar in modern Chinese history...S/he will be required to conduct research in Chinese history, to give lectures, classes and tutorials and to organise teaching in the subject, to supervise, support and examine students at all levels, and to play a part in the administrative work of the Faculty of History and of Merton College.
  • "The successful candidate must hold, by the start of the appointment, a doctorate in a related field; have specialist expertise in one or more aspects of modern Chinese history, broadly defined; demonstrate competence to teach Chinese history at undergraduate and graduate levels; demonstrate a sufficient command of the Chinese language to carry out research using primary sources in the original language, and a commitment to carrying out and publishing research of the highest calibre in one or more areas of Chinese history;"
  • apply Online
  • Deadline: noon (gmt) 16 Jan. 2014
  • Intend to interview in Feb. 2014
  • Any news? (2/12)

University of Oxford - St Hugh's CollegeEdit

  • Stanley Ho University Lecturer (~Asst/Assoc Prof) in Chinese History
  • [5-year probationary period, then tenure]
  • "The University Lecturer will be required to conduct research in Chinese history, to give lectures, classes and tutorials and to organise teaching in this subject, to supervise, support and examine students at all levels, and to play a part in the administrative work of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and of Pembroke College."
  • "The successful candidate must hold, by the start of the appointment, a doctorate in a related field; have specialist expertise in one or more aspects of Chinese history; demonstrate competence to teach Chinese history at undergraduate and graduate levels; demonstrate a sufficient command of the Chinese language to carry out research using primary sources in the original language, and a commitment to carrying out and publishing research of the highest calibre in one or more areas of Chinese history; have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills; demonstrate a commitment to supporting students academically and pastorally in the Faculty and College contexts; and be able and ready to co-operate in Faculty and College affairs, including undertaking administration"
  • Apply online, "You will be required to complete a number of screens with your application details. You will also be required to upload:(1) a covering letter explaining how your experience and qualifications relate to the further particulars of the post;(2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) a list of principal publications (if any). When prompted, please provide details of three referees. 
  • Deadline: Midday 19 Dec. 2013
  • Rejection via e-mail 1/15 x 3
  • anyone in limbo?
  • Campus visit invitation via email 1/27

University of San Francisco (CAL) - Chinese-Western Cultural History [Open Rank]Edit

[NB: posted *after* the review began]

  • Tenure-track, open rank faculty position as Academic Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History
  • Candidate should have an  "emphasis on the study of Chinese-Western interaction and exchange (i.e. cultural, religious, intellectual encounters, trade networks, and Christianity and the Jesuits in China) from the 15th to early 20th century."
  • Teaching Load: 2 courses/year (ideally one undergraduate and one graduate course)
  • Responsibilities include: envisioning research projects/proposals for the Institute; approving and overseeing the research and other activities of the Institute in consultation with Executive Director; enhancing the Ricci Institute’s archival development and library collection; expanding and promoting research on topics of Chinese-Western cultural exchange that broadens the Institute’s community of scholars; leading the work of the Institute’s professional staff and post-doctoral fellows; proposing and monitoring the Institute’s annual budget; assisting the Executive Director in development/fundraising efforts; and publishing academic papers and books on Chinese-Western cultural exchange and/or encounters.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Qualifications include: a PhD in relevant field with excellent record of teaching and publication, demonstrated intellectual and administrative leadership, ability and willingness to promote the Ricci Institute’s scholarly links with both domestic and global academic communities (some travel to China required), research interests that correspond to the Institute’s mission, and fluency in Chinese (Mandarin and ideally Classical). Experience in fundraising, administration at a research institute or academic department, and experience in leading staff preferred but not required.
  • "Applicants should apply online at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search. Please submit the following documents electronically in PDF format: • Letter of interest • Curriculum Vitae (CV) • Statement of teaching philosophy • Statement of future research plans for the Ricci Institute Any inquiries may be directed to ricci_search@usfca.edu....Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and dossier. Contact: Prof. Melissa Dale Chair, Search Committee Executive Director USF Center for the Pacific Rim ricci_search@usfca.edu Website: http://www.pacificrim.usfca.edu"
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2013 but search is open until filled.
  • Request for Skype interview (12/12/13) x1
  • Any further news on this one?
  • Not yet
  • Any news yet?
  • Nothing here (1/14). Maybe we are out of the loop!
    • I recall them saying we would hear back in early January but...
  • Nearly February...radio silence...(x1)
  • Did anyone ever hear about this? Now I am just curious...
  • No I have not. Wonder what happened?
  • Received email saying search is concluded.

University of Toronto (St George Campus)Edit

  • Tenure stream assistant professor in Chinese History, to begin 1 July 2014
  • "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.  The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2014 or shortly thereafter, 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. Graduate teaching will include thematic and specialized seminars as well as supervision of MA and PhD students. Salary will be commensurate with the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience."
  • Deadline: 4 Oct. 2013
    • I believe this search failed last year, correct?  Anyone want to provide some info on that failed search?  No names need be given, but I am curious if the committee gave campus visits to freshly minted PhDs or candiates a few years out of grad school, and if an offer was ever made.
      • Last year's page indicates a range of candidates were brought to campus and at least one offer was made and declined.
  • asked for writing samples [11/01] x 2
  • Invitation for a skype interview (11/13) X2
  • Any updates on this? x3
  • Offer made
  • Offer accepted - position filled
  • What period does the candidate work on?
  • late Qing/early republic

Villanova University (PA) - Modern Chinese HistoryEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in Modern Chinese history, to begin August 2014
  • "The department is looking for a specialist in Modern Chinese history with the ability to teach survey courses in East Asian history and/or more specialized courses in Japanese/and or Korean history."
  • Teaching Load: 3/2
  • Online applications are to include a letter of interest (including the name and contact information for at least 3 references), current and complete curriculum vitae, statement of contribution to mission, and a one page statement describing your teaching philosophy. Other documents (graduate transcript, c.v., dissertation prospectus or abstract, and one article- or chapter-length writing sample) can be added online or mailed or emailed... to Dr. Elizabeth Kolsky, Elizabeth.kolsky@villanova.edu Modern China Search Committee, Department of History, Villanova University, Villanova, PA 19085.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2013.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • contact for AHA interview (11/13) x4
  • Campus invite via phone

Virginia Military Institute - Chinese/WorldEdit

  • 'beginning' assistant professorship in Chinese History
  • "Candidates should be well prepared to teach at least one course on China since 1949, but additional topical courses in pre-Republican periods are most welcome.   Other teaching responsibilities include both halves of the VMI Core Curriculum course in World History.  The most attractive applicants will be those who are genuinely interested in participating in this vibrant Core Curriculum program, while also demonstrating active research interests in Chinese history"
  • 3/3 Teaching Load "of which 2 are normally World History. Maximum enrollment in History courses never exceeds 22 students, with some sophomore-, junior- and senior-level seminars capped at lower numbers."
  • "Minimal requirements include an earned Ph.D. in history by May 2014. Teaching experience is essential.  Letters of recommendation that can comment concretely on teaching will be most helpful.  If the doctorate is not presently in hand, applicants should specifically address when the defense will be held and the dissertation completed"
  • Deadline: 10 Oct. 2013.
  • Initial interviews by Skype, followed by interviews at the AHA
  • Reject email (11/15)
  • Skype interview scheduled (11/17)x2
  • AHA scheduled (12/04)
  • Ditto. But my AHA interview request arrived 12/5.
  • On-campus interviews scheduled (x3)
  • Offer made and accepted (Feb)

India Edit

Unviersity College London (UK) - Early Modern/ModernEdit

  • Lecturer (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof) in the history of Early Modern and Modern India, to begin 1 Sept. 2014
  • "We are seeking to appoint an outstanding historian working on any major area of the History of Early Modern and Modern India. Our preference is for someone who will bring new research interests to complement our current expertise. S/he will be expected to research and publish material of the highest quality; to offer inspiring teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and to play a full part in the life of the History Department."
  • Applicants must have a doctorate in the relevant area; at least one outstanding research publication; an imaginative post-doctoral research project; and experience of teaching in a university History department, preferably at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels"
  • teaching load: approx 8 contact hours/week including "a two-term thematic course, which examines in twenty two-hour seminar sessions a theme related to the post holder’s research interests [and] a one-term, ten week Research Seminar course, again reflecting the post holder’s research interests, designed to support students taking our second-year long essay by introducing them to the kinds of documentary and other primary sources they can use."
  • Deadline: 3 Jan. 2014
  • Intend to interview 24 Jan
  • any news?
  • Rejection via email (x3)

Japan Edit

Bowdoin College (MA) - [Non-TT;VAP]Edit

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Japanese History, to begin Fall 2014
  • " Teaching load is two courses each semester.  Subfield open.  Candidate will be expected to teach classes and advise independent studies broadly in modern as well as premodern Japan.  Ph.D. preferred, but advanced ABDs will be considered"
  • "Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions.  Please visit https://careers.bowdoin.edu to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, syllabi of two proposed courses, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request."
  • Review begins: 14 Mar. 2014 and continues until position filled

Florida International University -  19th or 20th C (late Edo and/or Meiji)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in position in Japanese history or international relations, beginning August 15, 2014
  • Department of History or Department of Politics and International Relations serving as the tenure-home.
  • The successful candidate will have a research focus on nineteenth or twentieth centuries (including late Edo and/or Meiji period) with broader teaching interests in social and political affairs covering East Asia and more generally in transnational or contemporary global perspectives.
  • Ph.D. in hand and proficiency in Japanese sources are required. Working with digital resources or archives is a plus. A record of publication and excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching as well as an ability to teach courses dealing with broader East Asia are also valued.
  • Apply to Job Opening ID (70021405) at http://jobsearch.fiu.edu and attach a cover letter detailing their research agenda, and teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, sample syllabi, recent (2 years) teaching evaluations, a writing sample (not to exceed 30 pages), and the names of three persons sending letters of recommendation.  Applicants should have three letters of reference sent by mail or email to Dr. Steven Heine, Professor and Director of Asian Studies and Chair of Japanese Search, Asian Studies Program, Florida International University, SIPA 505, 11200 S.W. 8th Street, Miami, Florida 33199 or to heines@fiu.edu.
  • For full consideration: 1 Jan. 2014
  • Phone Interview 1/13
  • Campus visit scheduled for Feb
  • Offer made and accepted

Kansai Gaidai University (Osaka, Japan) - [Open Rank]Edit

  • Open Rank position in Japanese History, to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD in Japanese History, or related field, with a strong focus on Japan/Asia and teaching experience outside of Japan.
  • teaching Load: 4/4." Courses are conducted in English and meet twice weekly. Sessions are 90 minutes in length. Teaching duties will be some combination of classes for Japanese students (either in the Asian Studies Program or in the regular undergraduate program) and classes for foreign exchange students."
  • Send a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, transcripts, list of courses previously taught, brief summary of dissertation, list of publications, and names of three individuals who can provide personal reference information to: Mark Tracy, Executive Director, Asian Studies Program, Kansai Gaidai University. 16-1 Nakamiyahigashino-cho, Hirakata City, Osaka 573-1001, Japan. Fax: International 81-72-805-2830. E-mail: search@kansaigaidai.ac.jp
  • Accepting applications until positions fill. Early applicants have an advantage
  • Is there a deadline for this or a date from which they began screening applications?
  • Has anyone heard anything on this yet? Aside from a confirmation of receipt of materials, I've not heard a word.
  • They already conducted phone interviews in early December.

Michigan State University - ModernEdit

  • Tenure track ('Academic year') assistant professorship in modern Japanese History to begin 16 Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand before start date
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • "Apply at www.jobs.msu.edu  (Job #8479).  Upload a CV, cover letter addressing research and teaching, and a list of references.  In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation and a writing sample should be mailed to: Modern Japanese History Search, Walter Hawthorne, Chair, Department of History, Old Horticulture Building, 506 E. Circle Dr., Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036, USA"
  • Review begins: 14 Nov. 2013
  • Letters are sent to Hawthorne (Dept. Chair) but chair of the search committee is Segal (Pre-modern Japan historian).
  • AHA Interview Scheduled
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • Search failed

Pennsylvania State University - ModernEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern Japanese History, with a joint appointment in Asian Studies (75%) and History (25%), to begin Aug. 2014
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Preference will be given to specialists in twentieth-century Japan’s international relations and its roles in global transformations.
  • Teaching responsibilities include introductory, advanced, and graduate courses in the Asian Studies and History curricula.
  • Funding for the position is contingent on renewal of Penn State’s institutional project support grant from the Japan Foundation.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a representative writing sample in digital form to the search website:http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. Applicants with appropriate teaching experience should also submit electronic copies of course syllabi. Please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Jamie Frazell at jlf47@psu.edu . For questions about the search website, contact the Search Chair c/o Jamie Frazell at jlf47@psu.edu .
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2013 although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded.
  • Skype interviews scheduled (11/25) x2
  • Seems like there is an inside candidate. She does Japan's international relations. 

She was hired on a separate line, so this is not the case. No inside candidate.

  • Campus visit requested via email 16 Dec.

Tokyo University of Foreign Studies - ModernEdit

  • Tenured lectureship in Modern Japanese History, to begin Apr. 2015
  • "Applicants should have demonstrated a high level of leadership ability and expertise in their area of specialization, and possess the following qualifications at the time of application: 1) Applicants should hold the Ph.D. or the equivalent, or anticipate completing the Ph.D. or equivalent at the time of employment; significant research accomplishments. 2) Applicants should have received their advanced education in the English-speaking world, and their major scholarly accomplishments should be written and published in English. 3) Applicants may be of any nationality, but should be capable of lecturing, advising students, and participating in academic affairs in both English and Japanese. 4) Applicants should be committed to teaching Japanese history, and possess a high level of skill in the Japanese language. 5) The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the educational mission of the University, and to contribute to the functions and operations of the University.
  • note v. detailed application requirements specified in advert
  • deadline 30 Jun. 2014
  • any news (7/21)?

University at Albany (NY)Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Japenese History, to begin Fall 2014
  • The successful candidate is expected to 1) teach five lower and upper division courses on pre-modern and modern Japan per year; 2) pursue an active program of research; and 3) participate in service responsibilities, including undergraduate advising.
  • Preference is given to historians of post-war Japan and those with near-native fluency in both English and Japanese. Applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population.
  • Candidates should apply through the Interview Exchange portal at http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=41643...Email queries: easian@albany.edu. Position is contingent on final budget approval.
  • Deadline: 31 Dec. 2013
  • The normal teaching load at Albany is 4 courses per year, but for this job, 5 courses per year. I wonder why.
  • Does anyone know why the deadline is so late?  Seems odd ... is it a real search?
  • Deadline does seem odd for a national university...apparently no plans to interview at AHA. Also, there is a current VAP in East Asian Studies dept. w/ speciality in postwar Japan.
  • Hope it's a real search. 
  • They are replacing David Eason--this may explain the deadline. 
  • I'm concerned about SUNY's financial health. Faculty are taking 9 furlough days in 2013-14. 
  • Any news? (1/9) 
  • no news (1/16)
  • phone or skype interview requested (1/21)
  • Skype interview conducted 
  • Campus visits scheduled for Feb (x2) -- completed
  • Offer made and accepted

University College Cork (Irl.) - Contemporary East Asian Studies (Japan)Edit

  • Lectureship (~tenured Asst/Assoc Prof) in Contemporary East Asian Studies, to begin Sept. 2014 ('or at an earlier date to be agreed')
  • " We are looking for a highly qualified and motivated academic who will contribute to our international research profile and draw local and international students at all levels to the study of Japan. The School of Asian Studies is expected to grow substantially over the next few years. Applications are invited from candidates in all Arts/Humanities/Social Science disciplines relating to contemporary (19th-21st century) Japan."
  • "The successful candidate will be proficient in both written and spoken Japanese language and hold a relevant PhD.  Evidence of commitment to excellence in both teaching and research is required."
  • For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see www.ucc.ie/hr/vacancies.
  • Deadline: 5pm (BST) 29 May 2014

University of Hong Kong- 3 positions [open rank: non-TT]Edit

  •  Professor/Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Japanese Studies (3 posts) in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, from January/September 2014, or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal.
  • The appointees should be specialists in modern Japanese literature, history and/or culture.
  • Applicants should send a completed application form, a cover letter, an up-to-date C.V., a writing sample of scholarly work, an abstract of dissertation or current research project, evidence of teaching ability (e.g. syllabi, student teaching evaluations), and 3 confidential references (quoting the advertisement reference number) sent directly by the referees to smlcsena@hku.hk.
  •  Deadline: 30 Nov. 2013.
  • Any news?
  • Campus visits completed, April 
  • One historian and three literature people invited. The historian is an inside candidate. 

University of Massachusetts - Amherst - ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Japanese History from the nineteenth century to the present, to begin Sept. 2014
  • "We are particularly interested in applicants whose work addresses the social, cultural, or intellectual history of modern Japan, and candidates working in the area of Women’s History are especially encouraged to apply"
  • "A PhD in hand in History or closely related field at the time of appointment is expected, though advanced PhD candidates with firm completion dates will also be considered"
  • "Applicants should submit a letter detailing their research interests and qualifications along with a CV, sample syllabi, a short writing sample (article- or chapter-length) and three letters of reference... to receive full consideration. Electronic applications are preferred. Please send all materials by email to: japansearch@history.umass.edu. Letters of reference and complete applications can also be submitted by postal mail to: Japanese History Search Committee, Department of History, Herter Hall 616, University of Massachusetts, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9312.
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013
  • Any news?
  • Not yet (as of 11/8).
  • Not yet (as of 11/8). Any idea whether they will interview at AHA? -- I have no idea.
  • Not yet (as of 11/15). x3
  • Not yet (as of 11/21). x3
  • Not yet (as of 11/26). x2
  • Interview scheduled for 12/9 and 12/10 (11/27).
  • Interview done. Was told that it could take weeks for them to contact us about campus visits.
  • 2nd interviews scheduled for the end of January, beginning of February. x2 (12/30) <-- Do you mean campus visits? -Yes-they have been scheduled for the end of January.
  • Campus visits scheduled. 
  • Has an offer been made?
  • Offers made and declined; search failed

Yonsei University (South Korea) Edit

  • Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Japanese History, to begin 1 Mar. 2014
  • Teaching Load 6 credit-hours (2 classes) per semester.
  • Compensation includes competitive salary, fully subsidized housing for up to six years, health insurance and other benefits, along with a relocation and start-up package
  • Accepting applications only from those who hold non-Korean passports.
  • For additional information, applicants may contact Prof. Helen J.S. Lee (helenlee@yonsei.ac.kr). The UIC’s website is: http://uic.yonsei.ac.kr
  • Review begins:  15 Sept. 2013
  • Has anyone heard back from them?
  • Skype inteview Oct 21.
  • Any news?

Korea Edit

South Asia Edit

Georgetown University - Islamic Studies and History of Islam (Al-Thani Chair)Edit

Louisiana State University - South Asia / Islamic WorldEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in South Asia/Islamic world, beginning in August 2014.
  • The Department of History at Louisiana State University invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track Assistant Professor position in South Asia/Islamic world, beginning in August 2014. LSU offers support for research and conference travel, a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration, and research leave opportunities. Assistant Professors teach both undergraduate and graduate students, maintain an active research agenda with regular publications, and serve on departmental and university committees. We offer a competitive salary and a very attractive teaching load of undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: http://www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position #000267. Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Prof. Maribel Dietz, Chair of the Search Committee, at the Department of History, 224 Himes Hall, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, or electronically to maribel@lsu.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2013.\
  • Email request for AHA or Skype interview (12/5) (x2)
  • anyone invited for campus visits? (1/15)
  • Any news? (1/30)
  • Still no news? Has anyone gotten a response from LSU regarding the status of their application? (2/6)
  • Is this search still on? Anyone heard anything? 
  • Has anybody emailed the search committee about their status?
  • Yup. No response. 
  • Anyone invited for campus visits ( 2/26)
  • Offer has been made (3/5)
  • Field/Institution of chosen candidate? 
  • The least search committe could have done was to inform  other  candidates about the status of their application, rather than adopting radio silence.
  • Apparently radio silence is the University policy when negotiations are going on.
  • Has the offer been accepted?
  • Yes !!!
  • Congrats! Area of speciality? 
  • PhD UT-Austin, Muslim women, social reform, family, north India

Salisbury University - South AsiaEdit

  • Assistant Professor of History for South Asian History.
  • Teaching load is 3-3 to include World Civilizations, upper division undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or a related field with area of specialization of South Asian History; ABD nearing completion of dissertation will be considered. If ABD; would be hired at the rank of Instructor with the requirement that candidate complete doctoral degree within six months of the date of hire.
  • Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1).a letter of interest, 2).curriculum vitae, 3).a transcript (a copy is sufficient) and 4). three (3) current letters of reference. Additionally, please have the three (3) current letters of reference, provided directly from your professional references, or by an Online Credential Service Provider, sent directly to Ms.Tineka Harmon via E-mail at history@salisbury.edu. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application System. Please do not send any other documents via E-mail. If you have any question about the position, please contact Dr. Creston Long at cslong@salisbury.edu.
  • For full consideration : 3 Nov. 2013, the position will remain open until filled.
    • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Does anyone know if this position is Tenure Track?
  • Any news on this one?
  • Email request for AHA interview (12/5-12/13) x5
  • any news?
  • Invited for campus visit (1/15)
  • Any news? ( 2/26)
  • Has the offer been accepted?
  • Field of chosen candidate?
  • Any idea who got this job?

Simon Fraser University (Can.) - Senior Lectureship (teaching position) Edit

  • Senior Lectureship (teaching position) in Sputh Asian history to begin Sept. 2014
  • Normal teaching load: 8 courses/year
  • " Preferred qualifications include a completed PhD, exemplary university teaching experience in South Asian history, and demonstrated ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds and ideas."
  • " Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio, and three letters of reference to: Professor Hilmar Pabel, Chair, Department of History, Simon Fraser University, 8888 University Drive, Burnaby, B.C. V5A 1S6
  • Deadline: 4 Apr. 2014

St John's University (NY) - 1500 - presentEdit

  • tenure track assistant professorship in South Asian History from the early modern (c.1500) to modern period, to begin 1 Sept.
  • "Open field of specialization; ability to teach course on the modern British Empire desirable.  Candidates must have a Ph.D., teaching experience and promising research agenda."
  • "St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan"
  • "Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing sample, teaching statement or portfolio, and three letters of reference...to Dr. Elaine Carey, Chair, Department of History, St. John’s University, 8000 Utopia Parkway, Queens, New York 11439. E-mail: careye@stjohns.edu."
  • Deadline: 1 Feb. 2014
  • Email request for Skype interview (2/14)
  • Any news? ( 2/26)
  • Invitation for campus visit (2/26)
  • Research fields for invitees?
  • Offer made (3/21)
  • Research field of the candidate?
  • That was a quick decision !!!!!! wow
  • Offer accepted?
  • Yes
  • Field of the chosen candidate?

Syracuse UniversityEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the History of South Asia, to begin Fall 2014
  • " The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to research as well as to undergraduate and graduate education, and will be expected to contribute to the department’s global history sequence. Send cover letter, c.v., three references, and a writing sample ... to http://www.sujobopps.com (job#070705)"
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2013.
  • Looks like they already have a South Asia historian. Anyone know about this?
  • That South Asia historian just left for McGill.
  • Anyone get interview requests? Or more materials?
  • No news.
  • The search committee experienced a delay, and intends to interview at the AHA
  • AHA invite and request for writing (11/21)x3
  • Did you go through an interview in parts? x 1
  • AHA interview with one committee member and then phone interview with the remaining committee members early this week
  • Looks like their decision on finalists has been delayed to the week of Jan. 20th (1/15)
  • Has anyone heard anything about on-campus interviews? Since they were meeting on Jan. 20, I'm surprised we haven't heard anything yet.
  • On-campus scheduled.
  • Any news? ( 2/26)
  • Research fields of invited candidates?
  • Offer made and accepted - Princeton PhD, Tamil policing

University of Birmingham (UK) - Modern Middle East or South Asian HistoryEdit

  • Lectureship (tenured ~Asst/Assoc Prof.) in Modern Middle Eastern History, to begin Sept. 2014
  • "Candidates’ research should ideally 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: imperialism, transnationalism and diasporas; war, conflict and cooperation; history of religions, beliefs and ideas; everyday life and popular culture; environment; political cultures"
  • "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 their broad subject of expertise, as well as contribute to core modules."
  • "In addition to your application, please upload the following information: A covering letter (max 2 sides A4), a CV plus a list of publications and an idea of a specialist course you may wish to teach at 2nd or 3rd year level (this should be no more than one side of A4 consisting of course title, summary of content and a short list of key secondary reading). Please note that these should be uploaded as a single document to the application site."
  • "To download the details and submit an electronic application online please click [here], alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000. For informal enquiries, please contact Professor Nicholas Crowson at the Department of History, School of History and Cultures, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT. Email: n.j.crowson@bham.ac.uk;"
  • Deadline: 26 Feb. 2014

University of South Carolina - Columbia - modern/early modern South Asian/Indian [FAILED SEARCH]Edit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in early modern or modern South Asian or Indian History, to begin 16 Aug. 2014
  • "Along with a strong scholarly record and demonstrated expertise in using South Asian language materials, we encourage applicants to show how their research and teaching will enhance or expand the department’s existing thematic strengths"
  • PhD must be in hand by appointment date
  • For full consideration: 11 Oct. 2013
  • Additional materials requested (10/14) x2
  • Has anybody been asked for a Skype interview?
  • Interview requested. x 3
  • Has anyone been asked for an on-campus interview?
  • yes
  • May we get research areas of interviewees?
  • Any news on this?
  • yes
  • What's the news?
  • offer made on 12/12
  • has the offer been accepted? and what research field?
  • failed search?
  • Just got an email saying the search was suspended and they hope to have another one next year. (1/23)
  • What is the research field of the person who rejected the offer?
  • ABD Emory University, property relations Calcutta
  • Why was the search suspended?

Southeast Asia Edit

Kenyon College (OH) - [Non-TT; VAP]Edit

  • One year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Southeast Asian History, to begin 1 July 2014
  • "Subfield and time period are open.  The successful candidate will be a Southeast Asia specialist who carries out research using one of the region's languages.  "
  • "The position carries a five-course teaching load (2:3 or 3:2) which includes courses in the candidate’s area of specialization, as well as courses that contribute to the History Department's curriculum, such as a survey of Southeast Asian History. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the College’s International Studies and Asian Studies programs.  Applicants should have teaching experience and either PhD in hand or, if ABD, show significant progress toward the dissertation."
  • "Only electronic applications will be accepted...Initial interviews will take place via telephone or at the Association for Asian Studies meeting in Philadelphia (March 28-29), if warranted. Inquiries should be directed to Pamela Burson, Administrative Assistant for the Department of History at bursonp@kenyon.edu or (740) 427-5316. To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at  (https://employment2.kenyon.edu/).A complete application will be comprised of 1) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s research and scholarship undertaken, its relevance to the field or discipline, and prior teaching experience; 2) a statement of the applicant’s teaching philosophy; 3) a curriculum vitae; and 4) letters of reference from three recommenders. "
  • For full consideration: 1 Mar. 2014

Ohio University - ModernEdit

  • Full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of modern Southeast Asia.
  • Applicants must have a strong record of research, high proficiency in at least one Southeast Asian language, and an agenda for future scholarly achievement. The successful candidate will be expected to teach upper-division courses in Southeast Asian History and survey courses in World History, as well as teach and advise History MA and PhD students and MA students in the Asian Studies Program. Ohio University was the first U.S. institution to teach Southeast Asian history and is home to one of North America's preeminent Southeast Asia library collections.
  • Teaching load is two courses per semester.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. required by the time of the appointment- August 2014.
  • Online App. Form here
  • Review begins 15 Nov. 2013.  For full consideration apply by 1 Dec. 2013.
  • No news on this one yet? Should we assume that they are not planning to interview at AHA? (12/15)
  • They interviewed by Skype. (12/17)
  • Thanks for the update--it is much appreciated. (12/17)

University of Hong KongEdit

  • Assistant Professorship in Southeast Asian History, to begin 1 July 2014
  • Hire will be "on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. Appointees with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract."
  • "Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent by the date of appointment. They should demonstrate a passion for research and a commitment to develop an innovative research-led teaching profile in the field of Southeast Asian history. Geographic and thematic fields within the study of Southeast Asian history are open. Preference will be given to candidates who focus on 19th and 20th century history. A capacity to conduct research in one or more of the primary languages used in Southeast Asia is essential to the position."
  • Deadline: 30 Sept. 2013
  • Any news on this one?
  • Skype interview (12/11)
  • Search failed? 

University of UtahEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Southeast Asian History
  • Phd must be in hand by 1 July 2014
  • "The country of research specialization and historical period are open. This new position will augment the growing Southeast Asian sector in the university’s Title VI National Resource Center for Asian and Pacific Studies and complement existing topical strengths in colonialism and imperialism, world history, and transnational Islam. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research and teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum."
  • Deadline: 8 Nov. 2013
  • Any news on this? (11/25) (12/17)
  • AHA interview scheduled by phone (12/17)
  • did they hire anyone?

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