Employment Opportunities

August 1, 2016

FACULTY MEMBERS
CRISIS/DISASTER MANAGEMENT, ORGANIZATIONAL/CRISIS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, SECURITY/DEFENSE SECTOR GOVERNANCE
DANIEL K. INOUYE ASIA-PACIFIC CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES

The Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, Hawaii invites applications for Faculty Member in Crisis/disaster management, organizational/crisis leadership development, security/defense sector governance. Responsibilities include teaching elective courses and selected topics in the core curriculum, facilitating seminars, planning/conducting workshops, contributing to syllabus development, conducting and publishing research, and administrative staff duties to support academic functions. A PhD in a related area is highly desirable; Masters degree with practitioner experience may be considered. Salary range is $84,384-$135,000 (includes HI locality pay) plus additional 12.05% cost of living allowance. Three year appointment. Mail letter of interest, curriculum vitae reflecting educational and work experience, college transcript, salary history, and two letters of reference to: Chief, Human Resources Department, Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies, 2058 Maluhia Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815 or e-mail to hrdapplications-apcss@hawaii.rr.com. Application deadline: August 31, 2016. See www.apcss.org for specific qualifications and more about the Center.


 

SCHOOL DIRECTOR
SCHOOL OF HISTORICAL, PHILOSOPHICAL, AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
JOB# 11657

The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University (ASU) invites applications for School Director, with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

ASU's School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies is one of the nation's most innovative humanities units for education and research in and across disciplines. The school serves over 1,100 majors and graduate students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, as well as bachelor's programs in Asian Studies and Jewish Studies.

See https://shprs.clas.asu.edu/openfacultypositions for complete job ad and application instructions.

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html
https://www.asu.edu/titleIX


 

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OR TENURED ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
ISLAM AND GENDER IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
STANFORD UNIVERSITY


Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or a tenured Associate Professor faculty position in Islam and gender. The successful candidate will be based in a social sciences department and will also be expected to contribute to the Abbasi Program in Islamic Studies' curricular and outreach efforts. A focus on the Middle East and/or Southeast Asia is preferred. The appointment can be in one of the following departments in the School of Humanities and Sciences: Anthropology, Communication, Political Science, or Sociology. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of teaching and research interests (no more than 3 pages), a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a recent writing sample. Assistant level and untenured applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to AcademicJobsOnline.org. Currently tenured applicants may submit only the names of up to three references at this time. For full consideration, materials should be received by October 3, 2016.

Please use the following link to apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7445

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research, teaching and clinical missions.


 

ONE-YEAR VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
HISTORY AND THEORY OF AFRICAN, AFRICAN AMERICAN, OR ASIAN VISUAL/MATERIAL CULTURE
DEPARTMENT OF ART HISTORY
SKIDMORE COLLEGE

Skidmore College invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor, 1-year leave replacement, starting Fall 2016. We encourage applications from historically under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience working with diverse student populations. PhD necessary, salary commensurate w/experience. The candidate will teach 20 credits over two semesters, in the history and theory of African, African American, or Asian visual/material culture. Teaching range should include introductory, intermediate, and upper-level courses. Ability to teach museum studies desirable. The college is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at:
https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57436

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, domestic violence victim status, familial status, dating violence, or stalking, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.

CREATIVE THOUGHT MATTERS.


 

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
ROBERT H. N. HO FAMILY FOUNDATION NEW PROFESSORSHIP
BUDDHIST STUDIES
DEPARTMENT OF RELIGIOUS STUDIES AND ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM
SKIDMORE COLLEGE

Skidmore College's Department of Religious Studies and Asian Studies Program invite applications for the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation New Professorship in Buddhist Studies, a tenure-track assistant professor position beginning in the 2017-2018 academic year. The College is especially interested in candidates from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations and who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching and service. We seek candidates with expertise in the Buddhist traditions of East Asia and are particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and scholarship engages with other religious traditions of East Asia. Command of the appropriate research languages and an active scholarly agenda are essential. The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Buddhist Studies (or expected by May 2017) and will contribute to both the Religious Studies Department and the interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program. As such, they will be able to teach core courses in both Religious Studies and Asian Studies, including Introduction to the Study of Religion, Introduction to Asian Studies, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion, and the Senior Seminar/Capstone courses.

Responsibilities: Skidmore is on a semester system with a normal teaching load of five courses per academic year. In addition to delivering the core courses above on a rotating basis, the candidate will also teach intermediate and advanced courses in their area of specialization. Periodic participation in the College's interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar program and active engagement in student advising, mentoring, and research is also required.

Ph.D. in Religious Studies or Buddhist Studies (or expected by May 2017) strongly preferred.

We encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse student populations. Successful applicants should highlight any specific knowledge, skills, experiences, and or abilities related to building an inclusive educational environment in their application materials.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at:
https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=57432


 

TENURE-TRACK POSITION
EAST ASIAN POLITICS
DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS
BATES COLLEGE

The Department of Politics at Bates College invites applications for a tenure-track position in East Asian politics, with a disciplinary focus on international relations, particularly international security. The department conceptualizes security in broad terms to include but not be limited to interstate and intra-state conflict, human security, and environmental security. We seek an individual whose research focuses on inter-Asian security and who can teach classes on East Asia, including security issues in Asia and domestic politics in the region. Candidates should have a Ph.D. completed, or nearly complete. The Politics Department has implemented an innovative curriculum that uses concentrations on broad sets of ideas in political science rather than the traditional subfields. We are interested in candidates who can enhance the diversity of perspectives in the department, who are excited to contribute to the college's ongoing commitment to social and cultural diversity and inclusion, who are attentive to the design of inclusive pedagogy, and who can connect with other disciplinary and interdisciplinary efforts at the college, especially with the Asian Studies program. To be considered for this position, candidates must directly address their experiences, strengths, and opportunities for growth with regard to inclusivity, diversity, and difference in their teaching statement. Those applying should also demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in research and undergraduate teaching. The position requires teaching five courses per year, at least two of which will be cross-listed with Asian Studies. Review of applications begins October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply here: https://apply.interfolio.com/36206

QUALIFICATIONS

ABD will be considered, Ph.D., preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Review of applications begins October 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of application
  • Curriculum vita
  • Statement on teaching philosophy, with attention to how it aligns with the college's commitment to supporting difference and inclusion
  • Statement on research aims
  • Writing sample
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


 

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
CHINA/EAST ASIAN HISTORY
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

China/East Asian History. The Department of History at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the history of 20th century China or transnational East Asia, with demonstrated research in Sinophone regions. All specializations are welcome, with a preference for gender or colonialism/post-colonialism. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs and supervision of Ph.D. candidates in East Asian History. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the appropriate survey of East Asian history and an upper division course on Modern China, as well as other specialized upper-division and graduate courses. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment and demonstrate promise of distinction in scholarship and teaching.

This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing research (including dissertation, published monographs, and articles), C.V., a chapter-length writing sample, teaching evaluations, statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Optional submissions include additional evidence of teaching expertise (i.e., course syllabi, course descriptions, etc.). Applications will be accepted on-line. Please follow instructions at the recruitment website. Apply at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF01074. For full consideration applications should be completed by October 15, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.

U.C. Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. CONTACT: China/East Asian History Committee Chair, Department of History, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.


 

TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
CHINESE HISTORY
DEPARTMENTS OF HISTORY AND OF ASIAN LANGUAGES AND CIVILIZATIONS
AMHERST COLLEGE

The Departments of History and of Asian Languages and Civilizations invite applications for a jointly appointed, full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Chinese history, beginning July 1, 2017. The field of specialization is open, but we seek candidates who will offer courses that will anchor majors focusing on China, and that will situate the broad scope of Chinese history within a vibrant and diverse liberal arts curriculum. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The appointee will be expected to teach courses in Chinese history that engage a broad range of students. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the departments at www.amherst.edu/~asian and www.amherst.edu/~history.

Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts. It participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium.

An application letter, CV, short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35756. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Amherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its education experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.


 

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
CHINESE LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND CULTURE
EAST ASIAN STUDIES/CHINESE PROGRAM
KALAMAZOO COLLEGE

Kalamazoo College seeks applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor level in Chinese language, literature, and culture beginning late August 2017. Area and period of specialization is open. The successful candidate will join a growing East Asian Studies program, comprising specialists in Chinese language and literature, Asian history, Japanese language and literature, and Japanese language and sociolinguistics. Part of a cohort of four tenure-track searches in the languages division, this appointment provides a unique opportunity for collaboration across language disciplines. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience. Teaching expectation is six courses per year (2-2-2, in three terms), including four Chinese language courses, ranging from beginning to advanced, and two culture courses taught in English. The successful candidate will contribute to the depth and breadth of a growing East Asian Studies Program, as well as the College's "Shared Passages" core curriculum.

Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) required, as well as native or near-native abilities in both Chinese and English. The successful candidate must demonstrate a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate teaching, a commitment to the liberal arts, a promise of scholarly excellence, and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both inside and outside the classroom. Later in the process, candidates may be asked to provide a language teaching demonstration video and a writing sample.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective, nationally known liberal arts college, offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The College sends some eighty percent of its graduates on study abroad for three, six, or nine months, including half a dozen per year to China. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit/Ann Arbor in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 225,000, which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

Completed applications received by October 1, 2016 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, detailed statement of teaching philosophy and goals, description of scholarly interests, and undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable) in PDF format at https://www.kzoo.edu/search/chinese/. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation sent in PDF format to ChineseSearch@kzoo.edu. Questions may be directed to the same email.


 

EDITORIAL ASSISTANT
RICCI INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE-WESTERN CULTURAL HISTORY
UNIVERSITY OF SAN FRANCISCO

Job Summary:

This is a new grant-funded position with an initial contract for four years. As a full-time staff member, the Editorial Assistant provides editorial and administrative support to the Director and Administrative Director of the Ricci Institute for the publication of a new monograph series in collaboration with Brill Academic Publishers in Leiden, Netherlands.

Job Responsibilities:

1. Coordinating communications and follow-up among members of the editorial and advisory boards, chief editors, authors, translators, and other constituencies with the publisher in Leiden;
2. Providing assistance to the Co-editors of the series with manuscript solicitations and selection, coordinating peer reviews, administering publication workflow, and producing promotional materials;
3. Providing an initial review of submitted manuscripts (including works translated from other languages into English), conducting bibliographical research, verifying sources, and partial editing of texts, when and if necessary.
4. Assisting the Co-editors with activities related to the promotion and publication of the new series, including a series of international scholarly workshops.
5. Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

1. M.A. or equivalent in East Asian studies, preferably with expertise in history and/or comparative studies in religion, culture, or education;
2. Minimum three years of work experience in the academic publishing industry in a similar capacity and some experience in program support and coordination in an academic setting;
3. Demonstrated successful experience in providing editorial support, including bibliographical research, proofreading, fact checking, and textual editing;
4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, particularly with diverse constituencies, including editorial board members, authors of different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and different departments at a publishing house;
5. Detailed oriented, well organized, and a team player for projects and other academic activities.

For information on how to apply, please visit the following link: http://apptrkr.com/851678

EEO Policy

The University of San Francisco is an equal opportunity institution of higher education. As a matter of policy, the University does not discriminate in employment, educational services and academic programs on the basis of an individual's race, color, religion, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age (except minors), sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition (cancer-related and genetic-related) and disability, and the other bases prohibited by law. The University reasonably accommodates qualified individuals with disabilities under the law.

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TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
HISTORY OF SOUTH ASIA/ INDIAN OCEAN
DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY
COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS

The Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment for an assistant professor in the History of South Asia/ Indian Ocean to begin in August 2017. We welcome applications from scholars specializing in South Asian history from any period or region who have the ability to teach both early modern and modern South Asian history surveys as well as upper-level electives. The successful candidate will be able 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, colonialism, and religion (http://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/history). The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in the college's vibrant Asian Studies 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. PhD required by August 2017.

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, 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 http://www.holycross.edu/about-us/mission-statement) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity.

The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to https://apply.interfolio.com/36374.

Review of applications will begin on Friday September 9 and continue until the position has been filled. Initial interviews of selected applicants will take place in late October. We will conduct these preliminary interviews by Skype or at the Annual Conference on South Asia (Oct.21-23) for those who will attend the meeting. Questions about this search may be directed to Mary Conley, Chair, History Department, mconley@holycross.edu.

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (http://www.newenglandherc.org). The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.


 

TENURE-LINE ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES
POLITICAL SCIENCE OR SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT
STANFORD UNIVERSITY

STANFORD UNIVERSITY invites applications for a tenure-line, assistant professor position in SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES to begin in the academic year 2017-18. The scholar appointed will be based in an academic department but is also expected to make contributions to the interdisciplinary study of South Asia across the university.

The appointment will be in either the Political Science or Sociology Department within the School of Humanities and Sciences. Teaching responsibilities will be determined by the home department.

Applicants should provide a cover letter including a brief statement of research interests (no more than 3-pages long), curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and one sample of recent scholarship. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted by the deadline to Academic Jobs Online.

Please go to the following link to apply for this position: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7402

For full consideration, materials should be received by September 15, 2016.