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Meredith College (USA:NC) - pref. Modern ChinaEdit

  • 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.

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

  • Endowed associate or full professorship with tenure in the T.T. and W.F. Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Appointment begins July 1, 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

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 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.


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.
  • 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.
  • This position carries a 3-2 teaching load 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.
  • Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required by August 2018.
  • 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 Monday, 11 Sept. 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,

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.

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.



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