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Cornell University (USA: NY) - Northeast Asian Critical Humanities (incl. History)Edit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Northeast Asian Critical Humanities.
  • We seek teaching and research strengths in Japan and/or Korean studies, ideally including trans-national/inter-Asian empirical and theoretical interests.
  • Applications are welcome from candidates working in modern, or across premodern and modern, contexts. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to the undergraduate curriculum through courses in their fields of specialization as well as through survey and gateway courses.
  • The successful candidate will enter a department that approaches Asian Humanities from diverse, but often complementary, disciplinary and theoretical arenas, including literature, film, media and visual culture, literary and intellectual history, religious studies, the investigation of imperial and colonial cultural forms and processes, translation studies, and study of modernities.
  • While the Department of Asian Studies constitutes the teaching and tenure home for this position, the successful candidate will also make contributions to one or more of Cornell University’s thematic and area studies programs. Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2018, and publishing record or strong potential for publishing is important.
  • Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, reading sample, statement of teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation electronically at
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2017.

Koc University (TUR) - East/Southeast Asian [Open Rank]Edit

  • Full time faculty, open rank, in East Asian or Southeast Asian History, to begin 1 Sept. 2018
  • The search is open to scholars of all regions and thematic interests in the Early Modern and Modern History of the above-mentioned areas with demonstrable linguistic proficiency in any of the East Asian and/or Southeast Asian languages.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Interested scholars should submit applications electronically in pdf format to the e-mail address listed below and fill out the online application form: Online application cover form: (
  • application form should include: Cover letter, Curriculum vitae, including a specification of up to three key publications (to be submitted as a part of the application package in PDF format) which the applicant considers particularly important and/or relevant to the advertised position, Teaching philosophy statement with a summary of teaching evaluations if available, Research statement with a clear goal setting for the coming 3 to 5 years, Three letters of reference: The referees should directly e-mail a signed PDF copy of the reference letter to the e-mail address below. The referee should insert the following in the e-mail subject line: “Reference for [candidate's name] for a History Position at Koç University.” To: Ms Ahu Erkmen, e-mail:, Subject line of application e-mail: "Faculty position in the East Asian and/or Southeast Asian History, the Department of History, Koç University"
  • Questions concerning the position should be directed to Dr. Alexis Rappas (
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017

Rice University (USA: TX) - T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies (incl. History) [senior hire]Edit

  • Endowed associate or full professorship with tenure in the T.T. and W.F. Chao Center for Asian Studies, to begin 1 July 2018.
  • Responsibilities: (1) Participate as an integral and active member of the Chao Center (see our website at in teaching, research, journal publication, mentoring, and various collaborative activities; (2) provide intellectual leadership in the Center’s Transnational Asia Research Initiative (TARI); (3) play an instrumental role in the anticipated MA program; and (4) serve as the Chao Center Director at some point after the initial appointment.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in a social sciences or humanities discipline including, but not limited to, anthropology, Asian studies, cinema studies, history, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology with a specialization in one or more areas of East Asia, South Asia, or Southeast Asia; and a demonstrated expertise in transnational circulations (e.g., the movement of peoples, products, ideas, values, beliefs, images, technologies, etc. within and/or beyond Asia). Proficiency in one or more vernacular Asian language(s) is expected. We seek a person with an excellent record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service that would justify a chaired associate/full professorship with tenure.
  • The online application deadline is 2 Oct. 2017; applications received after this deadline may be considered if circumstances warrant. Applications are accepted only through Rice University’s electronic system, and complete instructions are available at

University of Macau (CHN) - Asia / East-West Interactions / Public HistoryEdit

  • Associate / Assistant Professor in History of Asia / East-West Interactions / Public History, to begin Aug. 2018
  • Appointment is at the rank of Associate or Assistant Professor, depending on qualifications. Applicants should have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment, some teaching experience, and a strong record of research, and should specialize in one or more of the following research and teaching areas: Ancient/Modern/Contemporary Asia, European-Asian Relations, and/or Public History (including museums, archives, and cultural heritage). The successful candidate may be required to teach General Education courses in the areas of Global Awareness, or Macau and Chinese Civilization. Command of at least one European or Asian language (in addition to English), relevant to her/his area of specialization, may be considered an advantage.
  • Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE at Career@UM ( (Ref. No.: FSS/DHIST/AAP/06/2017). Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application. Human Resources Section, Office of Administration, University of Macau, Av. da Universidade, Taipa, Macau, China Website:; Email: Tel: +853 8822 8577; Fax: +853 8822 2412
  • Review begins: 1 Oct 2017 and continues until position filled.

University of Macau (CHN) - Mainland China and Macau [Non-TT]Edit

  • Visiting Instructor in History, two year renewable contract, to begin Jan 2018
  • Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience in the history of mainland China and Macao, which is relevant for the course “Macau and Chinese Civilization”. This course is a component of the University’s General Education programme. Ability to teach this course in both English and Chinese languages will be an asset.
  • Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in History or a closely related discipline (though a Master’s degree or above is preferable) and significant teaching experience at the university level.
  • Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE at Career@UM ( (Ref. No.: FSS/DHIST/VI/08/2017). A letter of application stating teaching interests, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations and three letters of recommendation should be submitted online...Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they were not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2017 and continues until the position filled.

University of North Carolina at Pembroke (USA: NC)Edit

  • Tenure-track position in Asian History, broadly defined, at the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • In addition to teaching specialized courses in his or her area of expertise, the successful candidate will contribute to the General Education survey load in the department by offering introductory courses in World Civilizations (prior to and since 1500). The successful candidate will periodically teach a historical methods course. Of particular interest to us are candidates who can complement our department by teaching in one or more of the following areas: the histories of gender and sexuality, indigenous peoples and colonialism, the Indian Ocean world, and transnationalism.
  • UNC Pembroke, part of the University of North Carolina system, is among the most diverse universities in the South and has a student population of 6500 in various graduate, undergraduate, and professional programs. Originally founded in 1887 to educate Native Americans, UNC Pembroke has grown recently and today is one of the most ethnically and racially diverse universities in the eastern United States. Southeastern North Carolina offers close proximity to major cities and nearby beaches, and an affordable cost of living. The History Department has a strong record of teaching, publication, and service. Additional information about the university ( and department is available online.
  • Applicants must have earned the Ph.D. in History by August 2018.
  • Experience in the teaching of university-college-level teaching.
  • Interested teacher-scholars should submit an online application, cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of references through the UNCP Online Employment System ( The UNCP History Department expects faculty to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and to be engaged actively in professional scholarship and university service. Highlight relevant experience in these areas, as well as in service learning and community service. A 500-word teaching statement and a sample or proposed syllabus from a relevant upper-division course can be submitted online, by email to, or by mail to Dr. Ryan K. Anderson, Department of History, UNC Pembroke, One University Drive, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510.
  • Review of materials will begin 15 Dec. 2017. We will request additional materials such as letters of recommendation at that time.

University of Texas, Austin (USA:TX) - East and/or Southeast Asia before 1900Edit

  • advanced associate or full professorship in the history of East Asia and/or Southeast Asia before 1900
  • The area of specialization is open
  • Applicants should have an outstanding record of publication and an established international reputation in the field. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in high quality research/scholarly activities, demonstrate effective classroom teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, direct graduate research, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university
  • A PhD degree in History or related field is required. Applicants may currently hold the rank of either associate or full professor.
  • nterested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, detailed curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Jacqueline Jones, Chair, Department of History. All materials should be submitted online via: If you do not have a free dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one during the application process, assistance is available from Interfolio's Customer Support - or call (877) 997-8807.
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2017 although review begins immediately [ad. placed 22 Sept] and position open until filled.


Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CHN) - ModernEdit

  • Senior Lecturer/Lecturer in Modern Chinese History
  • We are now searching for senior lecturer/ lecturer candidates who can offer Chinese Modern History course for underground students for general education purpose.
  • Post Specification: Applicants should have (i) a Ph.D. degree in History, China Studies, Cultural Studies or other majors related to modern Chinese history; (ii) interest and preferably experience in teaching Modern Chinese History as general education subjects at tertiary level; (iii) proficiency in Chinese and/or English; and (iv) A proven record of teaching excellence and experience in leading small group seminars would be an advantage.
  • The appointee will be responsible for (a) teaching a general education course on “Chinese Modern History and Culture” and other relevant general education courses; (b) designing e-learning materials; and (c) assisting in curriculum development and administrative assignments.
  • The appointee is expected to commence work in the academic year of 2017-18.
  • Please send full curriculum vitae together with copies of qualification documents, a publication list and/or selected abstracts, recent teaching-related information such as teaching evaluations, and at least three references by email to
  • Applications will be considered until the posts are filled. [ad expires 14 Nov. 2017]

College of the Holy Cross (USA: MA) - Imperial or Modern ChinaEdit

  • Full-time tenure-track appointment for an assistant professor in East Asian History beginning in August 2018.
  • We welcome applications from scholars whose primary regional focus is either imperial or modern China. Thematic specialization is open, and we encourage applicants to apply whose expertise and teaching interests may focus upon histories of public health, environment, migration, science, cities, and/or transnational histories. Successful applicants will be expected to teach broad surveys in Chinese and East Asian history, thematic courses or regional surveys from their own areas of expertise, and a historical methods course for majors.
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2018
  • A successful candidate should have a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and contribute to our department’s innovative major curriculum that asks students to think comparatively about issues of race, gender, politics, war, imperialism, and religion ( The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in the college’s vibrant Asian Studies program and in its distinctive Chinese language program.
  • Teaching Load: 3/2 "with a full-salary, one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits."
  • Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, writing sample (dissertation chapter or scholarly article), undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to
  • Review of applications will begin on 11 Sept. 2017 and continue until the position has been filled.
  • Initial preliminary interviews of selected applicants will take place via Skype by late October. Questions about this search may be directed to Sahar Bazzaz, Chair of the East Asian Search Committee, History Department,
  • Skype interviews have already been scheduled. That was fast. (27 September)

Cornell University (USA: NY) - Modern Chinese HistoryEdit

  • The Cornell University Department of History seeks a historian of Modern China, with particular expertise in the late-Imperial and/or Republican periods, or post 1949.
  • The appointment will be full-time, tenure track at the assistant professor level, to begin July 1, 2018. Applicants must be strong in both research and teaching and have the Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2018. We particularly invite applications from women and members of under-represented minority groups.
  • Please send a letter of application, CV, and three letters of recommendation online to:
  • The closing date for applications is 1 November 2017.

Durham University (UK:Eng) - Modern Chinese History (19th-20th c.)Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in Modern Chinese History (19th or 20th C)
  • You will make an important contribution to the development of a dynamic research culture, building on the expertise of a strong and evolving group in Chinese and East Asian history. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge and the University’s important library and archival holdings in the field - including the Oriental Museum, which boasts more than 10,000 objects in its Chinese collections - you will carry out and publish excellent and original research. Passionate about the history of China in the 19th or 20th century, you will share your enthusiasm through exceptional research-led teaching
  • You’ll need: A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in 19th or 20th century Chinese history or a related subject (either completed, or currently in progress), The ability to produce world-class research into Chinese political, social or cultural history, including a research plan which supports the activities of the department, Proof that you have contributed to research groups and can mentor early career researchers, The confidence to supervise PhD students, Willingness to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income, Experience of delivering high-quality teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with the ability attain fellowship of the HEA, Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2018 (midday).

Education University of Hong Kong (HKG)Edit

  • Assistant professor of Chinese History
  • Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract
  • The appointee will be responsible for teaching duties for undergraduate programmes and/or above; contributing to programme development; engaging in departmental and faculty services; and pursuing an active research and publication agenda.
  • Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in Chinese History and a very good research track record. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the building of a strong research team and actively seek competitive external research grants. Familiarity with secondary education in Hong Kong will be an advantage.
  • Application Forms are obtainable from (a); or (b) the Human Resources Office, 3/F, Cho Kwai Chee Foundation Building, The Education University of Hong Kong, 10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong. The completed Application Form, together with full CV, should be sent to the Human Resources Office by email to or by fax to (852) 2948 6005 or by post to the above address...Please quote the reference number of the position in the application and mark “Strictly Confidential – Job Application” on the envelope. Personal data provided by applicants will be used for recruitment and other employment-related purposes. For details of the Personal Information Collection Statement, please refer to
  • Review of applications will start from 30 June 2017, and will continue until the post is filled.

Grinnell College (USA:IA) - East Asia, incl. ChinaEdit

  • Tenure track appointment in the history of East Asia, to begin Fall 2018
  • Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Period and area of specialization open, with some preference for candidates whose expertise includes China.
  • Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and a writing sample, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Elizabeth Prevost, at [] or 641-269-4655.
  • For full consideration: 4 Nov. 2017.

Meredith College (USA:NC) - Modern Chinese HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in History, to begin Aug. 2018
  • Ideal candidate will offer teaching and research strengths in modern Chinese history and one or more of the following fields: South Asia, 20th century world, Middle East, Africa, women’s history, international or comparative politics.
  • Applicants must have PhD in Asian history or Asian Studies and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Applicants will be expected to contribute to all programs in the department, teach introductory surveys as well as upper level specialty courses, engage in scholarship and professional activity, and offer effective student advising.
  • Interested candidates may submit letter of application online at Attach the following documents to complete your online application: curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research goals, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. Supporting documents may instead be mailed to Dr. Michael Novak, History Search Committee, Meredith College, 3800 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC, 27607-5298.
  • Review begins: 15 Sept. 2017.
  • [14 Oct] Interviews have begun.

Michigan State University (USA:MI) - China before 1800Edit

  • Assistant Professorship in Chinese History before 1800, to begin 16 Aug. 2018
  • The candidate must be able to teach classes on ancient and imperial China, Asian history more broadly, and world history. The successful candidate will enhance department, college and university research strengths in a variety of areas
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 2 courses/semester
  • Upload a CV, writing sample, cover letter addressing research and teaching. In addition, arrange to have three references upload confidential letters of recommendation through the MSU system. Search for posting #456861 at
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2017.

New York University Shanghai (CHN) - Early China and Early Medieval ChinaEdit

  • Assistant, associate or full professor in Early China and Early Medieval China.
  • We are open to scholars of any discipline whose research focus is on any period from Shang to Tang and who are able to teach courses on broader topics within those periods, especially China's interactions with neighboring cultures.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vita, a statement of their current research and future research plans (3 pages maximum), their teaching interests, and electronic copies of up to three recent relevant publications. Junior applicants should also submit the names and email addresses of at least three referees, who will be contacted to upload their reference letters. In the case of mid-career and senior applicants, reference letters will be requested at a later stage as needed.
  • To apply visit this link Please visit our website at for instructions and other information on how to apply. If you have any questions, please e-mail
  • We are open to immediate applications, and we will continue to review applications until the positions are filled, for appointments to begin in the Fall 2018 semester. The deadline for junior applications is 15 Oct. 2017

Virginia Military Institute (USA: VA) - Chinese and World HistoryEdit

  • Assistant Professor in Chinese and World History (tenure-track)
  • Virginia Military Institute seeks an assistant professor for a tenure track position in Chinese and World history, beginning in August 2018.  Candidates should be well prepared to teach at least one course on China in the Communist era. Additional specializations in any period of Chinese history, including, but not limited to environmental history, social history, foreign relations, political history or others, are most welcome.   Other responsibilities include both halves of the VMI Core Curriculum course in World History.   Teaching load:  3 courses per semester; enrollments capped at 22 students (or fewer) per section.
  • Minimum requirements include an earned Ph.D. in history by May 2018; teaching experience is essential.  The most attractive candidates will demonstrate a genuine commitment to a core course in World History along with a research agenda employing Chinese language materials.  Preliminary “Skype” interviews with selected candidates will precede fuller interviews at the AHA Convention in Washington D.C.
  • Applicants must complete an online state application and submit letters of interest and curricula vitae online at:
  • Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation (including comments on teaching), an unofficial transcript of all graduate course work, and samples of scholarship not readily available in electronic format sent directly to: Search Committee, Department of History, Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA 24450.  Please do not mail hard copies of letters of interest, curricula vitae or application forms directly to the department.
  • Applications will be accepted until 5 pm, 06 October 2017.

University of Arizona  (USA: AZ) - Chinese History/Studies (ancient)Edit

  • Assistant Professor in Chinese and World History (tenure-track), to begin Aug. 2018
  • Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment
  • We seek applicants with a specialization in the ancient period. Applicants should have solid training in early Chinese texts, thought, and language, as well as an active research agenda with the potential to attract outside funding. Areas of expertise may include early Chinese literary thought and textual traditions, paleography, etc. We are particularly interested in scholars with innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to unearthed documents, early/Classical literary theory, and pre-Buddhist thought.
  • Teaching responsibility will be four courses per year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in areas covering Daoism, Confucianism, and the area of specialization; and a lower-division Chinese Civilization course.
  • Successful candidates will have an ability to emphasize the relevance of early Chinese culture across fields and to contemporary China. They will also show aptitude for engaging and dynamic teaching methods, such as experiential education and digital platforms. Outreach is an important aspect of the College of Humanities’ mission, and it is expected that the successful applicant will be engaged in this enterprise, either through public lectures, community engagement, or study abroad.
  • Complete applications should include the following: 1. Cover Letter, which must address philosophy of teaching, as well as current and future research, and include contributions to diversity and inclusiveness. 2. Current CV 3. Writing Sample (Save as ONE PDF FILE — Two writing samples, in either Chinese or English. Samples may be published papers or dissertation chapters) 4. Teaching Evaluations (from the past three years, if available) 5. Statement of Research and Teaching 6. Three letters of recommendation For substantive questions regarding the position and its requirements, contact the search committee chair, Professor Jiang Wu ( Please note: You will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references within your application. At least one of these letters should speak directly to your teaching ability. The three references you list will receive an email upon the successful submission of your application. This email will ask your references to provide a letter of reference for you by October 31, 2017.
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2017.

East AsianEdit

Colby College (USA: ME) - One-Year Faculty Fellow - East Asian Studies History [Non-TT]Edit

  • The Departments of East Asian Studies and History at Colby College invite applications for a one-year Faculty Fellow, beginning September 1, 2018.
  • The Departments constitute a community of engaged teacher-scholars who teach a diverse array of courses deeply grounded in our research. We are searching for a teacher-scholar with a research interest in the history of China, Japan, or Korea of any historical period. We especially encourage those whose research or teaching engage questions of race and/or gender to apply. Comparative and interdisciplinary approaches are welcomed. Demonstrated teaching experience is preferred, as is a PhD.
  • The teaching load is four courses for the year, including a one-semester “Foundations of East Asia” course (taught each semester), a 100-level survey of the modern history of China, Japan, or Korea, and a 200- or 300-level history course in an area of the candidate’s choosing. Colby is especially interested in candidates who, through their research and teaching, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
  • Please submit a letter of interest, c.v., three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests via Interfolio at the following link
  • Review of applications will begin on January 10 and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about this search should be directed to:

Durham University (UK:Eng) - East Asian History (post-1500?)Edit

  • Associate Professorship in East Asian History (post-1500) [or post-1000? - both options listed in full job description?]
  • You will make an important contribution to the development of a dynamic research culture, building on the expertise of a strong and evolving group in East Asian history. Making use of your own outstanding knowledge and the University’s important library and archival holdings in the field - including the Oriental Museum - you will carry out and publish excellent and original research. Passionate about the history of East Asia, you will share your enthusiasm through exceptional teaching. You will also play a role in developing the department and its reputation - from securing external research funding, to participating in management roles, and potentially contributing to the development of interdisciplinary centres.
  • You’ll need: A good first-degree, complemented by a PhD in East Asian History (post-1000 China, Japan and/or Korea) or a related subject, A proven ability to produce world-class research - ideally addressing topics in transnational, transregional or global history - including a research plan which supports the activities of the department, Proof that you have contributed to establishing and leading research groups, mentored early career researchers and made a recognised contribution to the development of your research field, An excellent track record of recruiting and supervising PhD students, Willingness and ability to develop successful research project proposals, with the scope to secure funding or generate income, Experience of delivering high-quality and distinctive teaching across lectures and in smaller study groups, with HEA (or equivalent) status, Confident leadership and communication skills, with the willingness to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Deadline: 12 Jan. 2017.
  • Why are UK descriptions so vague and their applications such a pain? Really, if you are going to advertise a job put the damn application requirements in the post. WTF is a research description? Are you really asking that I write something specific for your job, which I won't use for any other application, and where I may or may not even be considered? And stop talking in second person! Is this supposed to help me envision myself in the position? Get real people, there is a job market out there and it would help if you could standardize your application procedure!
  • I think you'll find that the eight-page-long description of the position available through the link is quite comprehensive. Just make sure you've filed your personal research plan with the ESRC by Michaelmas Term.
  • That full description suggests it's post-1500, maybe? Not entirely clear... [14 Oct.]

Ithaca College (USA: NY) - East Asian History (Open Period and Region)Edit

  • Tenure-track position in East Asian History. Research specialization is open.
  • In addition to upper-level courses in their area of expertise, candidates should be prepared to teach introductory world history courses or other, innovative 100-level courses which will contribute to the general education program and attract students from across campus.
  • Preference for ability to teach an introcutory course on China.
  • Candidates must apply on-line at 
  • Review of applications will begin November 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • The search committee will hold interviews at the January 2018 meeting of the American Historical Association.

Kenyon College (USA: OH) - East Asian History (Open Period and Region)Edit

  • Tenure-track position in East Asian History beginning July 1, 2018. Period and region of specialization within East Asia and East Asian languages of research are open.
  • Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory surveys on modern and premodern East Asia, and upper-level seminars in their area of expertise or interest. Other courses are open to the specific interests of the applicant.
  • Specialists on China, Japan, or Korea who understand East Asia in a transnational context are especially welcome.
  • The successful candidate will hold the James P. Storer Chair in Asian History, which includes funding for research and library acquisitions and the expectation of teaching four courses per year. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda and contributing to the curriculum of the History Department, the holder of the chair is also expected to promote awareness of East Asia across campus through engagement with students and faculty in the Asian and Middle East Studies Program, the International Studies Program, and other campus endeavors.
  • Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment (July 2018).
  • Applications should include (1) a letter of application, (2) a C.V., (3) graduate school transcript, (4) teaching statement, (5) three letters of recommendation, and (6) a writing sample.
  • To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at
  • Review of applications will begin on December 1 and will continue until the position is filled.

Missouri State University (USA: MO) - Modern East AsiaEdit

  • 9-Month Tenure track Assistant Professorship in History, to begin 13 Aug. 2018
  • Description of Primary Duties: Conduct research in Modern East Asia, precise area of specialty is open but the candidate must demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach the East Asian survey courses and upper level courses in East Asian History broadly in both geographical and chronological scope. Do relevant service.
  • Ph.D. must be completed within one year of initial appointment. Must be able to teach both online and seated classes.
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, three confidential letters of recommendation and a syllabus in World History from 1600 and an upper-level course in East Asian History. All application material, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted electronically
  • Online App. Form:
  • The first date of consideration is 16 Oct. 2017, and review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

St. Olaf College (USA:MN) - East Asian HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track position 'expected at the assistant professor rank' in East Asian History, to begin August 2018
  • The successful applicant should be committed to teaching in the liberal arts and conducting historical research, with a focus on the history of East Asia in a global perspective. Specialists in China, Japan or Korea are welcome. We are particularly interested in applicants who will contribute to the departments’ commitment to increasing access and opportunities for populations that are currently under-represented in the areas of Asian Studies and History.
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses/year "Regular teaching responsibilities include courses in East Asian history at all levels: national and transnational surveys, topical seminars, and interdisciplinary courses on Asia, such as Asian Conversations. In addition to expertise in East Asian history, we welcome candidates with interests in fields such as gender studies, ethnic studies or environmental studies. A commitment to experiential learning through international study, internships and undergraduate student research projects is highly desirable."
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Sept. 2018
  • The successful candidate will possess a high degree of fluency in Chinese, Japanese or Korean.
  • Applicants must submit materials online at A complete application includes: cover letter outlining your qualifications; current curriculum vitae; short statement (1 page) describing your approach to teaching; short statement (1 page) of your research agenda; writing sample (dissertation chapter or scholarly article); unofficial graduate school transcripts. the names and email contact information of three professional references who can speak to your abilities in classroom teaching and scholarship. St. Olaf College solicits letters directly.
  • Review begins 1 Oct. 2017 and continues until position filled.
  • Why can't they have a normal application procedure? The smaller the college, the more hoops you gotta jump through.

University of Georgia (USA:GA) - ModernEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern East Asian History, to begin Aug. 2018
  • We seek scholars who specialize in the history of China, Japan, and/or Korea after 1600.
  • A Ph.D. in history or a related field is required at the time of appointment.
  • Initial expressions of interest should include a cover letter describing teaching and research interests and a current vita. Letters of recommendation will be requested at a later date. Applications should be submitted at ...Inquiries should be addressed to Ari Daniel Levine, Search Committee Chair, at
  • Review begins 15 Nov. 2017 and continues until position filled.

University of St. Thomas (USA: MN) - Modern East Asia (1500-present)Edit

  • Full-time, tenure-track position in Modern East Asian history (post-1500). Geographic and/or thematic specializations are open. Position begins in Fall 2018.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 which "involves some combination of the following: first-level course(s) such as East Asian Civilizations or World History for undergraduates who are completing their core area (general) requirement in historical studies as well as a broad range of upper-level course(s) in the history of East Asia for undergraduate history majors and minors.@
  • Education requirements: Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent degree) in History or a related field required or alternatively, ABD candidates will be considered. All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.
  • All application materials must be submitted online at
  • To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by 6 Nov. 2017.


Furman University (USA:SC) - pref. w/KoreanEdit

  • Open rank tenure track position in Japanese History, to begin Aug. 2018
  • any field of Japanese history with a preferred outside field in Korean history
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 3/2
  • To Apply, visit: Provide the contact information for three reference providers on the application; The cover letter should address your qualifications, teaching interests, and research agenda; The sample work should be a writing sample; The diversity statement should be a one-page statement describing how you can enrich the diversity of the academic community through your research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Review begins 15 Nov. 2017 and continues until the position is filled.

University of Arizona (USA: AZ) - Japanese Studies (history, cultural studies, or thought)Edit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Japanese Studies, with an emphasis in history, cultural studies, or thought, to begin Aug. 2018.
  • Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment.
  • We seek applicants with specializations that offer potential for trans-regional, interdisciplinary, and thematic resonance within the EAS department and across the university. Period of research specialization is open, but our strong preference is for broadly trained scholars of Japan who can contribute to teaching and advising across both the pre-modern and modern period. Doctoral training in historical method is preferred, but applications from other specialists in thought or intellectual history are welcome. We are particularly interested in applicants with innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to Japanese studies in teaching and research, who situate Japan in regional and global contexts and engage diverse audiences, and who broaden existing departmental strengths in literature, religion, linguistics, and the anthropology of East Asia. For candidates interested in the history or culture of science and/or technology in Japan, possibilities may exist for collaboration with Planetary Scientists working in collaboration with the Japan Space Agency.
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year including a lower-division Japanese Civilization course complemented by upper-division courses on pre-modern and modern Japan, graduate courses, and topics in the applicant’s area of specialization.
  • Candidates are asked to submit (all in English unless otherwise noted): 1. Cover Letter, which must address philosophy of teaching, as well as current and future research, and include contributions to diversity and inclusiveness. 2. CV 3. Writing Sample (Save as ONE PDF FILE -- Two writing samples, in either Japanese or English. Samples may be published papers or dissertation chapters) 4. Teaching Evaluations (from the past three years, if available) 5. Three letters of recommendation that address your research and teaching ability and potential Please note: Upon submitting your application, the references listed within your application will receive an automated email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.
  • Review of applications begins 31 Oct. 2017.

University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Pre-1900 JapanEdit

  • Tenure Track assistant professorship in Pre-1900 Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies, including such fields as literature, intellectual and cultural history, performance studies, religious studies, and related areas preferably to begin July 1, 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter
  • Applicants should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of specialization as well as general courses in Japanese culture, premodern forms of language, and related fields. Applicants should have excellent skills in reading primary source texts, as well as a track record of innovative scholarship. We encourage scholars with interdisciplinary and interregional research interests to apply.
  • PhD must be in hand by appointment date
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year
  • To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website,, select requisition #03508, and upload a cover letter addressing current research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, an outline of a book or dissertation project, and copies of any publications. Three letters of recommendation are also required. Letters of recommendation should be uploaded by the recommenders to the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website. However, if this is not possible the Department can accept letters of recommendation from the recommenders as signed pdfs or from a portfolio service if they are emailed to
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2017.


South AsiaEdit

Clemson University (USA: SC) - South Asia (1500 to the present)Edit

  • The Department of History at Clemson University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the area of South Asian history (1500-present). Ph.D. should be in hand by August 15, 2018.
  • Applicants should have a strong record or demonstrate promise of scholarship, be prepared to teach the survey The West and the World and courses in their specialty, and contribute to the MA program. The department is also interested in scholars with experience working with the digital humanities.
  • Candidates should make electronic submission of a cover letter, vita, three letters of reference, and a writing sample to Prof. Michael Silvestri, South Asia Search Chair, Dept. of History, Clemson University, Hardin Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0527 by means of Interfolio (
  • Applications received by November 15 will receive full consideration.

Northwestern University (USA: IL) - Modern South Asian HistoryEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professor of modern South Asian history.
  • Candidates must have their Ph.D. in hand before the start date of September 1, 2018.
  • A letter of application, CV, writing sample (no longer than an article or dissertation chapter), and three letters of recommendation (sent separately) must be submitted electronically via the link on our departmental website at by October 15, 2017.

Princeton University (USA: NJ) - [Senior Hire] Contemporary IndiaEdit

  • Tenured professorship in any discipline, including the arts, the humanities, the social sciences, engineering and the natural sciences.
  • Candidates are required to have regional expertise on India, knowledge of relevant foreign languages, and experience managing a center or program.
  • In addition to contributing to their respective disciplinary department and to the wider research community of the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS), they are expected to broaden Princeton's international networks and strengthen regional course offerings at the University.
  • Field of specialization is open.
  • Apply online at
  • Senior scholars should submit a brief letter of interest along with a curriculum vita and a list of references, but not publications, letters of recommendation or writing samples at this time.
  • Essential Qualifications: Excellence in a recognized field or discipline. Regional expertise on India.
  • Furhter questions about this position may be directed to Susan Bindig at
  • This position is subject to the University's background check policy.
  • For full consideration: 2 Oct. 2017.

Salisbury University (USA: MD)Edit

  • Tenure track Assistant Professorship in South Asian History
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "to include World Civilizations, upper-division undergraduate, and graduate courses for our M.A. in History program."
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or a pertinent related field (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).
  • To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) unofficial transcripts; and, 4) three blind letters of recommendation. Items 1-3 must be submitted online. To do so, please visit our website Item 4 – letters of recommendation should come either directly from an online credential service provider or from the professional reference sent to Ms. Melissa Hampton via email at or hard copy to: Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801 Attention: Melissa Hampton. Other than blind recommendations, please do not send documents via E-mail. All documents that you wish to provide must be attached to your application in the Online Employment Application system.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2017.

University of California, Santa Barbara (USA: CA) - Modern South Asia, c. 1500 to the PresentEdit

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Modern South Asian history, c. 1500-Present.
  • Appointment begins July 1, 2018.
  • The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is to have either a PhD at time of appointment or to have completed all requirements for a PhD in History or a related field (or equivalent degree), except the dissertation (or equivalent), at the time of application.
  • Any area of specialization is welcome, but we are especially seeking a scholar who can add breadth and depth to our department’s strengths in the historical dynamics of religious, linguistic and ethnic identities and relationships, movements seeking national and/or regional autonomy, the history of gender, race and sexualities, science and the environment, imperialism and decolonization, and/or public history. We are also interested in scholars whose research explores connections, whether through migration, financial transfers, trade, media circulation, travel or other means, between South Asia and other areas of the world. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position. The successful candidate will contribute to the department's lower- and upper-division, and graduate history curriculum.
  • Applications should include a cover letter including discussion of current and future research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and a sample syllabus and 3 academic letters of recommendation. All application materials must be submitted online at . For your letters of recommendation you will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of the references. The online system will then contact references with instructions about how to upload the letters.
  • Applicants should apply at: .
  • Address inquiries to Professor Erika Rappaport, Modern South Asia History Search Committee Chair, at
  • For more information about our department, please visit our website at: .
  • For primary consideration, materials must be received by November 24, 2017.

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