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Asia (Not Country/Region Specific)[]

Boston College[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor as "a historian of Asia prior to 1800. Applications are encouraged from scholars who specialize in the histories of any of the major civilizations and societies in Asia."
  • Applications due November 1, 2010.
  • Has anyone heard anything from BC?
  • Not a word since "application received" (16 Nov) (x3) -- did you get it by mail or email? I did not even get this confirmation.... It was by email. Strange, I didn't get this confirmation either.
  • I didn't either. But then, they asked for more information in Nov so I guess they got it.
  • Received affirmative action information form. (12/3) Anyone else heard anything? -- didn't even receive the affirmative action info form. wierd.(12/6)
  • Didn't receive the affirmative action form either. but was asked to send over the dissertation. (12/6)
  • Received the affirm. action form, perhaps they're staggering them? (12/7)
  • finally received the affirm. action form (12/8)
  • AHA interview scheduled via email (12/10) x2
  • Rejection email received (12/15) x5
  • Have campus interviews been scheduled?
  • Yes (1/22)
  • Was it a China or an India person who got the job?
  • Offer made and accepted

California State University, Fresno[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in World History, with a preferred specialty in any period and area of Asian history
  • Applications due November 1, 2010.
  • Also posted at World/Global History 2010-11
  • Anyone heard anything?
  • AHA interview scheduled by email 11/24
  • Does anyone know their teaching load? 4-4 or 3-3? 3/3 for the World Hist hires

Fordham University[]

  • Modern Asian History, with preference for China specialists.
  • Does anyone know anything about this search, or if it was canceled? The deadline was December 1, so it could still be early to hear.
  • Isn't this a 'Chinese history" job? I guess that this posting should be in the Chinese history section.
  • AHA interviews to be scheduled by phone (x2)
  • has anyone received a phone call for AHA interview?
  • Yes, on December 13th.
  • Received a strange message this morning which explains in detail what this job is about. Neither a rejection nor a interview invitation. Does anyone else get a message like that?
    Yes -- I received mine yesterday. I emailed the dept. chair about it and whether it might indicate that they may still want to schedule an interview with me. I received an even stranger response that interviews at AHA were all scheduled but that "the search continues" -- I cannot for the life of me figure out why they would send detailed position info to people whose applications they have already cut. Salt in the wound? Very strange. (x4) I did not even get a response when I e-mailed the chair after receiving the position description, very bizarre. ---Maybe an administrative error? (Such as-- someone emailed the description to the whole email list and not just the interviewees?)
  • Has anyone heard anything since AHA?
  • Same question: have they made campus invites
  • Yes.
  • When?
  • The week after AHA. Decisions are supposed to be made within two weeks.

Koç University (Istanbul)[]

  • Assistant Professor, preferred specialty in Asian history (Japan, China, or India; early modern and/or modern periods)
  • Applications due December 31, 2010
  • Skype interview requested on February 2 (x1)

LaGrange College[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor of Asian history. Area of specialization is open but preference will be given to applicants whose work focuses on East Asia. Graduate training in public history is a plus.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please indicate your availability to interview at the annual meeting of the AHA.
  • any news?
  • Received email acknowledgement of receipt of application; said the committee will start review this week. (12/8)
  • AHA interview in the process of being scheduled. 12/16 (x2)
  • Any news?
  • Currently conducting phone interviews, planning to schedule campus interviews for Feb. (1/19)
  • anyone heard anything after phone interviews? 1/27
  • Had campus interview Feb.
  • Rejection email received (2/28)

Saint Louis University[]

  • Assistant Professor in Asian history. The Department is particularly interested in China or India.
  • Applications due November 1, 2010.
  • "Application received"
  • AHA interview scheduled
  • By email, letter, or phone?
  • Have they shortlisted candidates for the AHA? Any one got a call??
  • AHA interview scheduled by email.(x3)
  • Got a rejection letter yesterday, so I guess it's settled.(x3) 11/24

University of Wisconsin-Madison[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Asian history with a focus on diasporas since 1500. "Diasporas may include populations moving within or between Southeast, East, and South Asia, or Asian populations settling in other parts of the world."
  • Applications due November 1, 2010

-- Anyone heard anything? Didn't even get an asknowledgment of receipt... (12/7)

Last year, didn't they hire someone whose work focuses on diasporas in a South Asian context?

--I've got insider info here--this is definitely a real job posting.

--It is a real job posting for visa purposes, since the applicant they hired is not a US citizen. 12-8 could you please kindly clarify this case further? Does one have to the US citizen for the job? Do they make any differences in selection process based on the country of origin or whether one is a US citizen or not? I thank you so much for your further input.

--It does seem strange that they desire another faculty member who works on a similar area...(12/9)

-The comment above about this being a "job posting" for "visa purposes" doesn't make sense. According to USCIS regulations covering the granting of permanent resident status to highly skilled workers, it is correct that such an applicant would have to have skills or assets that could not be found easily--i.e. such an applicant would not be replacing a native worker. In many industries, it is indeed accepted practice in the rare cases that a current employee's international status is being converted to permanent residency, that a loyal employer would post such an ad (written in an extremely specific manner tailored to current employee). Except this is completely unnecessary and happen in academia. The academic job process, by definition, picks a uniquely qualified individual from an enormous pool (at least N. America) for the position. Legally and logically speaking, no additional documentation would need to be provided to the USCIS. In the cases that I am familiar with, no additional 'fake search' or 'double ads' were necessary.

Thank you so much for the above posting. I am also an international student (F-1 status). I have been in this country (USA) for the past ten years and i have my children here as the native US citizens. I am applying for the academic jobs and waiting for the interviews too. I was worried to hear the one's non-native status could make a difference! Please post if any of the friends do have any good knowledge about this. I thank you so much. Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas ad Happy New Year to you all!!!

- I am an international student as well and my phone interview has been recently CANCELLED simply because I am holding an F-1 Visa. (They told me that applicants must be eligible for working in the US "permanently,") So, your non-native status might make a difference in some cases.

- thank you for posting this, and i am sorry to hear that your F-1 status made a big difference. I think we can say that we will be eligible to work, first through OPT and then permanently, when the university sponsors us. This is what the system is like and 1000s of people are being recruited this way...please kindly update any important information. thank you!

12/21 "In many industries, it is indeed accepted practice in the rare cases that a current employee's international status is being converted to permanent residency, that a loyal employer would post such an ad (written in extremely specific manner tailored to current employee). Except this is completely unnecessary and happen [sic] in academia."

That this does not happen in academia is completely UNTRUE. It happens, and has happened, even within the UW system. I know of one recent case at another campus. Does it not strike any one as odd that the person they hired as a historian of modern south Asia last year fits the current job description? I agree with the posters above. There is something fishy going on here. It will be interesting to see how the situation pans out.

Come on people -- this page is for sharing information about specific job searches not whining or complaining -- that stuff belongs on the 'rants' page or shared with people who care.

---Huh, that's precisely what's being done here: sharing information about this particular job search. No one is whining or complaining about the job itself, only expressing legitimate concern about its authenticity.

Huh? No, they're whinining and complaining about the job search. This discussion belongs on the 'rants' page. I guess even baby's whining sounds reasonable to other babies, and like love poetry to mommy. For the rest of us, it's just whining.

        • To the poster immediately above: speak for yourself. I don't see it as whining at all. Like the orignal poster, I too want to know whether or not this job is an actual search. Curiosity does not equate to complaining. To the poster below: to date, I have not heard from the SC. And this only increases my doubt.

Has ANYONE received any acknowledgement of their application, requests for more material, or an AHA interview date?

I received acknowledgement of my application and affirmative action materials but no other requests. The letter indicated that shortlisting would be completed by 12/23.

Wheaton College[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in World History
  • Specialty in Middle East, Russia, South/Southeast Asia, or Africa
  • "Responsibilities include playing a primary role in the department’s world history general education program, as well as teaching survey and specialized courses in the area of expertise. The department seeks a gifted teacher/scholar, who shares the ideals of Christian liberal arts education and who can communicate a love for history to bright, motivated undergraduates. The successful candidate will have evidence of potential in teaching, research, and publication, as well as general administrative skills."

Xavier University[]

  • tenure-track position in Asian history
  • Applications due November 1, 2010.
  • Acknowledgment received (10/23)
  • acknowledgement recieved (11/5)
  • Anyone heard more? ... I haven't heard anything beyond initial acknowledgement of receipt (11/22)
  • AHA interview scheduled (11/24)

East Asia[]

University of St. Thomas[]

  • Application deadline: Oct. 22.
  • Any news? This one has an early deadline.
  • no news (x5) (12/4)
  • Skype interview being scheduled (12/5) (x5)
  • Any word since Skype interview?
  • Nothing yet, but the chair stated clearly to me that they would let interviewees know "either way" this week (1/17 - 1/21), so should be hearing soon.
  • campus visit being scheduled (1/20x2)
  • offer made and accepted

American University[]

  • "The History Department in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in East Asian History, beginning fall semester 2011. PhD in History or related discipline required."
  • Application due date is November 1, 2010. Requesting application letter, CV, article-length writing sample and three letters of rec. All material should be submitted electronically.
  • Last incumbent (Ming/Qing China) only held the post for a year, 2009-2010
  • So this is going to be a China search, most likely?
  • At least one of the finalists last time around did Japan.
  • Acknowledgement of completed application, said they'll contact us in a few weeks re: AHA interviews (11/19) (x6)
  • Any update? No news (12/05) (x3)
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/6)
  • rejection email received. (12/7) (x6) (12/9) (x7)
  • neither rejection nor interview (12/7) (x3)
  • rejection letter recieved by email 12/8
  • neither rejection nor interview as of 12/10
  • rejection letter recieved by email 12/13.
  • campus visit scheduled (1/14)
  • Offer made, accepted

Davidson College[]

  • Assistant professor in East Asian history.
  • Application deadline (online): November 1, 2010.
  • Has anyone heard a peep?
  • I haven't heard anything yet... (11/15) (x4) (11/19) (x1) (12/4)
  • they were gathering missing application materials in early Nov., haven't heard anything since.
  • I havent heard a thing, weird since it's almost end of semester,,,and what about AHA, does anyone know ANYTHING???? -- heard nothing (12/7) (x4)
  • Email request for an interview (12/7)(x3)
  • Congratulations! Is that for AHA? Anyone else get an intrvw request?
  • May I ask if your interviews are for AHA, Skype, or campus? -- for AHA
  • anyone heard anything since AHA? (1/25)
  • Rejection letter received (1/24) x1(1/28)
  • Campus visits scheduled (1/26)
  • Rejection letter received (2/15) (+1 on 3/2 -- points for a classy rejection letter!)
  • Offer made, accepted.

Rhodes College[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian history. "Candidates should be able to offer courses that cover the full range of Chinese history with additional teaching competence in another field of East or Southeast Asian history. All areas and periods of research specialization in East Asian history are welcome."
  • Review of applications begins November 1, 2010.
  • AHA interview being scheduled (x7). when?
  • last week.
  • still waiting for official rejection letter (12/7)
  • Is their current China person leaving? Yes.
  • Post AHA interview rejection received. (x2)
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/20)
  • Offer made, accepted (3/9)

Hendrix College[]

  • Application deadline: Nov. 1, 2010
  • Any news?
  • AHA interview scheduled (30 Nov x3)
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/19)
  • Offer made, accepted (2/28)

North Central College[]

  • Application deadline: Nov. 30, 2010
  • Any news?
  • Nothing yet. (12/9) (+2)
  • interview scheduled by email (12/15) (x3)
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/12)
  • Anyone who had a campus visit hear anything? I was told that they would "move quickly" but have yet to hear anything one month later.
  • Received rejection by snail mail (3/3)

Dickinson College[]

  • Application deadline: Dec.1, 2010
  • anyone applied here? heard anything? (12/4)
  • it's too early to get peeps.
  • Any news?
  • Any word yet?
  • AHA interview to come.
  • Congrats. When did you get word?
  • Anyone else hear anything? - No, nothing. Strange... (2/8)
  • offer has been made and accepted (2/10). Really?? That's strange. There's supposed to be a campus interview at the end of Feb!
  • no offer has been made. there are two candidates and one of the two has been interviewed. (3/1)
  • Any new news?
  • Offer made, accepted. (3/14)

Long Island University C. W. Post[]

  • Application deadline: Dec.1, 2010
  • from chair of the department, the job is cancealed.

Nanyang Technological University[]

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, invites qualified academics who possess PhDs, as well as proven track records in teaching and research, to apply for faculty positions, as Assistant Professor, or as Associate Professor / Full Professor, in the area of Modern and Contemporary History, preferably with a focus on one or more of the following areas:

  • History of East and/or Southeast Asia in global and transnational perspectives
  • History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
  • Business History
  • Environmental History

Applications will close on 31 December 2010 and the successful candidates are expected to assume duty in August 2011.

Has anyone applied for this? (1/15)

Haven't heard from them at all, not even an acknowledgement of receipt. (1/27)

I didn't hear from them either, but wrote to ask if they received my application. Got a reply after three weeks (and one reminder) to say that they had. (2/2)

I was told that the search committee has made a short list of candidates. (2/4)

Did they say when candidates on the short list would be contacted? Has anyone actually been told that they've been short-listed? Are there any interview/dissertation requests? (2/6)

University of North Carolina Charlotte[]

  • Assistant Professor in the field of East Asian history (since 1800)
  • Screening of applications will begin October 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Anyone heard anything on this one? (12/7) --no news (12/7)
  • Wait, isnt this a repeat from last year? I know they hired someone from Duke for this position last time,so what happened to him? -- I don't think this is a repeat.
  • They did phone interviews already.--when? any AHA interview scheduled?
  • They wanted to finish all campus visits and offer the job by mid-Dec.
  • Offer made


Bucknell University[]

  • tenure-track, entry-level position as an Assistant Professor in Chinese history
  • Research and chronological fields are open. Ancillary competencies in the humanities, such as art history, film, philosophy, or visual studies are welcomed.
  • Review of applications will begin 19 November 2010.
  • anyone apply here? heard anything?
  • I applied, haven't heard anything at all. (12/5) x3
  • still no news 12/8
  • anyone heard anything 12/10? -- nothing (12/10) x2 -- nothing (12/14)
  • phone interview being scheduled by email (12/16)
  • Any news post phone interview?

California State University, San Bernardino[]

  • tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Chinese history. Application due by Nov 15.
  • any news? (12/7)
  • requested for writings in mid Nov
  • AHA interview scheduled by phone (12/14)
  • Is their teaching load 3/3 or 4/4?
  • campus visit scheduled (1/14)
  • Offer made and accepted

Clark University[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese History, 1600 to present.
  • Applications due November 15, 2010.
  • any news? No news (12/05) (12/08) (x1)
  • AHA interview scheduled for 12 semi-finalists (12/10)
  • any post AHA movement on this search?
  • yes, campus interviews with 3 candidates scheduled -- first visit already completed (1/25).
  • Offer Made (2/11) Declined (2/25)

Cornell University[]

  • Assistant Professor: "historian of modern China, with particular expertise in the late-imperial and Republican periods."
  • Applications will be accepted until November 22, 2010.
  • Is there an inside candidate for this post?
  • Why did you ask? Did you hear something? Please share.
  • Sorry I dont know anything but usually there are favored ones...
  • Does anyone know why this is a search for assistant prof, not for a senior scholar? (so what happens to the Hu Shih Chair?)
  • request of additional materials (dissertation and publication) (11/23)
  • Has anyone heard anything?
  • Nope, but I'd sure like to.
  • anyone getting further request besides additional materials? does cornell interview at AHA?
  • I havent heard anything, no email, no generic snail mail, not even the usual diversity info-request. Please, if anyone has heard anything, do share!!
  • request for all dissertation chapters (12/7)
  • request for all dissertation chapters (11/30) X2
  • Any news? AHA is less than a month away-- i guess they won't host a conventional interview.
  • It's getting REALLY late in semester, any news?
  • Wei, wei? Meiyou renhe xiaoxi ma??
  • gosh i hope you get a response after going to trouble to send disst chapters...hope we all hear something, even a rejection email
  • I guess they would invite people directly to campus interview.
  • You mean,skip the prelim interview and invite 3-4 people in January to campus?
  • Campus visits being scheduled (12/20)
  • failed search
  • Does anyone know why?

Brown University[]

  • tenure-track assistant or tenured associate professorship in modern Chinese history (mid-19th century to the present).
  • Review of applications will begin on October 15 and will continue until the position is filled or closed.
  • end October; additional materials requested
  • mid-Nov., Skype/phone interviews being conducted
  • Out of total random curiosity, what is happening with this search? Are they bringing candidates to campus?
  • On-campus talks announced.
  • Any updates with this search?
  • Has this position been filled at all? I hope that it is not another "failed search" like those of UC Davis and Cornell. Simply out of curiosity.(April 2011).

James Madison University[]

  • tenure-track position in World History, at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin late August 2011.
  • Review of applications will begin February 4, 2011.
  • Candidates should have a specialization in Chinese History and ability to teach World History survey, Asian History survey and Research Methods.
  • Cross-posted at World/Global History 2010-11
  • Any news?
  • Phone interview (02/15/2011)--Nothing else since (03-15-2011)
  • Campus visit interview for the first candidate (03/21/2011)
  • why the position was re-advertised in early April?
  • Offer made and accepted (04/18/2011)
  • rejection letter saying position has been filled (04/27/2011)

Penn State[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of History and Asian Studies in Ming/Qing China (14th-18th century).
  • Applications due November 1, 2010.
  • Skype interviews scheduled
  • Campus invites out
  • Three candidates have been invited to campus but the search committee will continue to keep all eligible files active until the position is filled
  • Offer made and accepted.

Sarah Lawrence College[]

  • "Full-time tenure-track appointment in Modern Chinese History beginning August 2011... We seek candidates able to teach a broad range of courses covering the social, intellectual and political/institutional history of the late-nineteenth and twentieth centuries."
  • Applications due October 1, 2010. (Extended to October 15, 2010)
  • Any peep?
  • (12/02) Any news? Did anyone here actually apply to this? I never actually even received an acknowledgement of application; me either. (x4) (x1 on 12/4)
  • no news (12/7)
  • phone interview scheduled (12/9) (X2)
  • phone interview conducted 12/11
  • campus visit scheduled by phone (12/16) x3
  • Offer made (2/10)
  • Congratulations! Thank you for letting us know. Would you please post when you've made your decision?
  • Also: if it is important to you, you should try to negotiate parental leave. There is no maternity leave at Sarah Lawrence, besides the federally mandated weeks of disability.

Offer accepted.


University of California-Davis[]

  • Assistant professor of "19th-early 20th century China with research interests in political, social, cultural and/or gender history."
  • Applications due November 1, 2010.
  • Anyone heard anything besides acknowledgment?
  • scheduling AHA interviews (12/3)
  • If we haven't been contacted, does it mean we are out of the running?--100% out, but won't get rejection letter till they nail one person down.
  • Have campus invites gone out yet?
  • Hope not. :)
  • No one's heard anything about campus invites? (1/19)
  • at least two candidates have been invited to campus (1/25)
  • failed search
  • Were applicants informed why?
  • Applicants weren't even informed at all, at least not all the applicants that were invited to AHA interviews.

University of Pittsburgh[]

  • Tenure-stream assistant professor in Ancient/Early Chinese history. " Candidates for this position may specialize in any period of Chinese History before ca. 1000 A.D. Individuals with specializations in early Chinese thought, state formation, regional cultures, social/economic history or the historiography of modern archaeology in China are encouraged to apply."
  • Applications due November 1, 2010.
  • Rumors of phone interviews.
  • Any word on this one?
  • Campus interviews have been scheduled (previous to 1/15/11).



  • "The History Faculty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Japanese history at the rank of Assistant Professor in history effective July 1, 2011. A secondary field of research and teaching interest in comparative Asian history is desirable."
  • Application due October 15, 2010. Request application letter, CV, official transcript, and three letters of rec.
  • Additional materials requested (official transcript, dissertation synopsis, and one chapter), 11/2
  • additional materials requested 9/25 (official transcript), after that no news...have interviews been scheduled?
  • 9/25? Sep. 25?? what does that mean? It means: 'requested on september 25'.
  • any news? i wonder if they are having interviews at AHA.
  • Just out of many people applied (must be a big number) 3x
  • Anybody heard from them??
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/8)
  • Offer made (2/7)

New York University[]

  • The Department of East Asian Studies at New York University invites applications for appointment as an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow in modern Japan studies. The appointment will be for one year beginning September 1, 2011, subject to budgetary and administrative approval. Candidates must have received a Ph.D. within five years of the date of appointment and have a strong commitment to teaching. Fields of expertise sought include literature, new media studies, and Japanese intellectual history, but we encourage all applicants engaged with critical and methodological issues connected to Japan and East Asian Studies.
  • Applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a 20-30 page writing sample, sample syllabi for both undergraduate and graduate courses, and 3 letters of recommendation. Application deadline is January 4, 2011, but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. To apply, see the NYU Department of East Asian Studies web site at Instructions can be found under the homepage link "Employment”.


  • "The Department of East Asian Studies at Princeton University invites applications for an open ranked, senior or junior, position in early modern Japanese history (Tokugawa era). Outstanding candidates working on earlier periods may also be considered. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. A Ph.D. degree in hand or expected by September 1, 2011, is preferred but not mandatory"
  • Application due November 1, 2010. Request application letter, CV and writing sample, along with the contact information for three references.
  • Replacing or complementing Sheldon Garon?
  • Replacing David Howells, I suspect.
  • Definitely replacing David Howell, who moved to Harvard. Yes, he already moved.
  • Any word?!? (12/7)
  • A friend at Princeton tells me that 4 candidates for campus interviews have been selected and notified (12/17)
  • Have heard that talks are scheduled on campus (as most recent post above indicates)
  • Rumor has it that all four candidates have been to campus. Any news about an offer?
  • Rumor of an offer
  • Offer made and accepted -- no longer a rumor
  • monograph topic if not name of the winner? the rest of can look forward to which job may trickle down next year--several candidates had very solid jobs.
  • Marcon

University of Pennsylvania[]

  • The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Japanese history to begin July 1, 2011. Candidates should have the doctoral degree in hand by the time of appointment. Preference is for an early modernist specializing in the Edo period, although any specialty pre-1868 will be considered.
  • Submit applications on-line and include a letter that outlines research and teaching programs, CV, and the names and contact information of three individuals who will provide a letter of reference. Review of files will begin November 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Has anyone heard anything? I got an e-mail confirmation for receipt of application 11/23.
  • A colleague of mine was offered a campus interview. Presumably those of us who have not received similar notification are out of the running (12/17)
  • Update: apparently some candidates have invited to campus but the search committee will continue to keep all eligible files active until the position is filled. (1/10)

University of California -Santa Barbara[]

  • Modern Japanese History. The History Department of the University of California at Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track
    assistant professorship in modern Japanese history, effective July 1, 2011. PhD expected at time of appointment. We seek a historian of Japan, with any research specialization, from 1880 to present.
  • The department is particularly interested in candidates whose research interests incorporate an international perspective, and who will contribute to departmental thematic strengths and to the interdisciplinary strengths of a campus that includes a thriving Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies.
  • Applications including a statement of current and future research, c.v., and three letters of recommendation (sent under separate cover) should be sent to Modern Japan Search Committee, Department of History, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9410. To ensure full consideration materials must be received by Nov. 1.
  • Request for more information, Nov. 7 (dissertation or manuscript chapter requested)
  • Do you mean request for additional materials (such as a writing sample), or request for demographic survey?
  • Are they interviewing at AHA?
  • Skype interview scheduled 12/2
  • Has anyone else had an interview scheduled? I was asked for a writing sample, but haven't heard a peep since then. (me too, writing sample requested on 11/18, nothing since)
  • Have campus visits been scheduled? 1/11
  • First round of interviews was scheduled for 12/13 and 12/14. Second round to be scheduled early January. Only 3 people will be chosen for these. Has the second round been scheduled yet?
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/12)

Middlebury College[]

  • The History Department invites applications for a tenure-track position in the history of Japan. Responsibilities include two survey courses on early and modern Japan; a readings seminar on Japanese history; a course on Early East Asian history (Japan, China and Korea); and supervision of senior independent work. Appointment will begin September 2011 at the level of Assistant Professor.
  • Ph.D. should be completed by time of appointment. Send letter of application, dossier, and three recent letters of recommendation, at least two of which address teaching proficiency, to: Paul Monod, Chair, Japanese History Search Committee, Department of History, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont 05753. Applications must be received by December 13, 2010.
  • Received confirmation of receipt of application materials (12/13 x 1) (12/15)
  • E-mail request for AHA interview 12/22 (x1 12/30).
  • Any callbacks for campus interviews yet?
  • At AHA interview, they said they will move to next step very quickly and make hiring decision in early February. No news by now, so I assume I am out. 1/27

National University of Singapore[]

  • Application deadline: Dec.1, 2010
  • Has anyone heard from them?
  • Skype interview requested (12/27)
  • I received very polite rejection letter in early Feb. Assuming that they have already made a shortlist, no news by now probably means no.


Dartmouth College[]

  • Dartmouth College Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program invites applications for an entry-level, tenure-track job in Korea Studies. This position, funded in part by the Korea Foundation, will be a joint appointment between the AMES Program and a social science department--Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Government, History, or Sociology, depending on the specialization of the appointee.
  • Application due: October 1, 2010
  • Has anyone heard anything? Haven't even gotten a HR diversity survey yet.
  • Had an official request for more information. Request was received after due date. Application met due date. (x3)
  • To the above candidate: When did you receive the official request? And I thought its due is 31 October.
  • How will they compare a candidate from Anthropology with one from Geography? These multidiscipline calls are rough.
  • There are two job calls, one for social sciences and one for humanities. The social sciences one was due on Oct 1, the humanities Nov. 1.
  • Where is the humanities position listed? I didn't see it on IHE or CHE.
  • It was on H-Net:
  • Any news? Nothing. Nope (+1 12/10)
  • Interview rumors
  • Still waiting for a yay or nay. Re: Thanks for the reminder. I almost forgot that I applied to Dartmouth. :)
  • Humanities position: Rejection by email 12/22. (50+ applicants)
  • Any word on the Social Science position?
  • Nope (1/13) (+2)
  • I really wish they would say yay or nay. Even a wiki-rejection at this point would be preferable than limbo.
  • Is this search cancelled? Any news?
  • Offer made.
  • Is this for humanities or social sciences? Which field?
  • Offers for both have been made and accepted.

Cornell University[]

  • The Department of Asian Studies invites applications for a position in Korean Studies at the rank of assistant professor (tenure track) to begin July 1, 2011. Responsibilities include teaching courses about Korea at undergraduate and graduate levels and advising graduate students in the field. Area of specialization should be Korean humanities with strong emphasis on Korean literature, media studies, or cultural studies with Korean language competence. Candidates must be able to contribute to the teaching curriculum and the research profile of an interdisciplinary department that provides undergraduate and graduate instruction and trains scholars to relate Korean humanities to transnational concerns. Ph.D. required.
  • Application due November 1, 2010.
  • Has anyone heard anything after the 'application received' response? I heard that they're looking for a lit person? Anyone heard anything?
  • No news (12/5) x3
  • Rejected over email (12/17) x3
  • Offer made and accepted

University of Michigan[]

  • Multiple tenure-track positions in Korean Studies. These university-year appointments are possible at both junior and senior ranks. One of the positions to be filled is the Korea Foundation Chair (Associate/Full Professor). Applicants from a wide variety of periods and fields within Korean Studies will be considered, including Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, Film Studies, History, Literature, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology.
  • Applications must be received by December 1, 2010
  • I guess they're not sending out confirmations of applications. This centre seems a bit standoffish, IMO.
  • Also somewhat creepy, from what I hear.
  • Received confirmation of receipt (12/2)
  • Are they planning on interviewing at the AHA?
  • Has anyone heard anything yet? (1/4)
  • No. They're holding a competition with Dartmouth to see which one can be slower.
  • Ha. Seriously, is this search dead? What's taking them so long?
  • finalists have been called for campus visits

South Asia[]

Boston University[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position in south Asian history since 1500, beginning September 2011
  • Deadline: November 1, 2010
  • Search cancelled.

Carleton College[]

  • "Carleton College announces a tenure-track assistant professorship in South Asian history beginning September 1, 2011. Specialization in any era of South Asian history will be considered. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose work places South Asia in a broader thematic or geographic context (e.g., comparative state-making and imperialism, the formation of ethnic and national identities, gender history, religious history, environmental history, the Indian Ocean world, or Southeast Asia)."
  • Application due November 1, 2010
  • Received rejection email (11/15) x2 (11/22) x4
  • AHA interview scheduled.
  • By email, letter, or phone call? Phone.
  • Any calls for campus interviews? Did they say when they plan to make a decision for campus visits?
  • Yes, three candidates shortlisted for job talks (on Mughals and Culture; Hindu Pilgrimage and Cholera Epidemic in British India; and the third speaker on Gender History in S. Asia).
  • Not three but four shortlisted
  • Any news about offers made? Acceptances?
  • offer made and accepted (2/24)

Connecticut College[]

  • Tenure-track position in the History Department at the rank of assistant professor for a scholar of South Asia. The successful applicant will join a department committed to moving beyond national histories in pursuit of regional, continental, and global levels of human experience. Applicants with a primary or secondary field in Mughal India (1526-1858) and with expertise in related fields (such as Islamic history, India before or after the Mughal period, or Safavid Iran) and one or more South Asian languages will be preferred."
  • Application due: November 1, 2010.
  • Any news on this one? Interviews/rejections? (11/18)
  • Rejection email (11/30) x 3
  • Any calls to the AHA?
  • AHA interview request by email (12/9) x 2
  • AHA interview conducted x2
  • Removed from short list after AHA interview (1/17) x2
  • 3 finalists invited to campus
  • Offer made (Feb. 23), and accepted.

Illinois State University []

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in South Asian history. Specialization open.
  • Application due: November 20, 2010
  • received request for more information (11/30)
  • Interview Calls at AHA scheduled?
  • any word here? still nothing. (1/9)
  • AHA interview conducted x 2
  • Offer made and accepted.

University of Alberta[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of History and Classics, "specializing in the History of India and South Asia from the eighteenth to the twentieth century. The position is open to all fields of research."
  • Closing date is October 29, 2010
  • 3 candidates shortlisted & campus interviews will be conducted first week of Feb
  • Offer made and accepted

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill []

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position in South Asian History beginning as early as 1 July 2011. Ph.D. preferred. Candidates for the position should demonstrate strong scholarly promise and a commitment to teaching; and they will be expected to participate in UNC’s Curriculum in Global Studies ( To apply, please follow this link ( and submit on-line a cover letter, a CV, and a sample of your writing.
  • Review of applications will begin on 29 November 2010, and will continue until the position is filled.

AHA interview request by email (12/10) x 2

AHA interview conducted (1/8) x 2

So any news about who got the job?

  • Offer made and accepted
  • + Spousal hire

University of Oklahoma[]

  • The University of Oklahoma’s School of International and Area Studies (SIAS) announces a search for a new faculty position in South Asian Studies, at the rank of assistant professor. Candidates from any social science and humanities discipline are encouraged to apply, and all disciplinary and theoretical approaches will be given serious consideration. A focus on India is preferred; specialists whose research focuses on South Asia will also be considered.
  • Salary is competitive. The teaching load will be two courses per semester (2-2). The faculty member hired for this position will be expected to contribute to an interdisciplinary curriculum with topical and area studies courses. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. The successful applicant will be appointed to the School of International and Area Studies effective August 16, 2011.
  • Any news? Interviews/Rejections?[x2]
  • Offer made and accepted

University of West Chester[]

  • AHA interviews scheduled? Yes
  • yes, called for the interview. (x2)
  • any news about campus interviews? (2/1)
  • Has anyone heard from them about the campus visit, please? Any friends going for the campus visits?
  • not a word so far!!! I had heard that they interviewed at least twenty candidates but no one seems to have heard back. Any ohter messages?
  • campus interviews have been conducted
  • Offer might have been made; some conflicting news on this but most likely offer has been made

Southeast Asia[]