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American University - Sharjah (UAE) - [Open Rank] East or South Asian[]

  • full-time faculty member specializing in either East Asian or South Asian history
  • Although these are our primary areas of interest other specialties may also be considered.  Candidates must be able to teach a range of courses in their field as well as survey courses in world history, ability to teach courses on globalization, imperialism or other areas of international studies a plus.
  • Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in the relevant field, a record of excellent teaching, an active research agenda, and a wish to contribute actively to the interdisciplinary atmosphere in the Department of International Studies
  • As a university formed on the American model and with English as the language of instruction, the American University of Sharjah will give priority to candidates who have substantial experience in American models of higher education.
  • Application materials must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of three references, a writing/publication sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please send applications to: Dr. Mahmoud Anabtawi, Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah, e-mail:
  • Deadline: 24 Oct. 2016
  • [23 Nov] Almost a month, any update on this search??
  • Finalists selected.
    • whew! finally an update on this job. any idea if they went more South or East Asia? Since it ended up being open rank, I guess they went with more senior people?

Arkansas Tech University (USA:AR) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern Asian history
  • PhD must be in hand by 15 Feb. 2018
  • Submit: Letter of application, Curriculum vita, Copies of transcripts, Names of three references. To be considered for the Assistant Professor of Modern Asian History position, all applications must be received and processed through our applicant tracking system Cornerstone prior to the closing date ... Please go to to apply now.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2016
  • Skype interview requested Dec 22

California State University - Channel Islands (USA:CA) - pref. thematic and/or gender[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asia [?sic] History
  • This position is intended to strengthen the world history pillar of our existing program. Candidates who specialize in thematic (i.e. Silk Road, empire, religion, Indian Ocean world, etc.) and/or gender history are particularly encouraged to apply.  
  • Ability and willingness to develop and teach a broad range of world history courses (including courses on China, Japan, Korea, the Middle East, South Asia, Silk Road, Revolution, etc.) would be a plus. Responsibilities for this position include teaching world history surveys as well as upper division courses in area of expertise. 
  • For more information and to apply online please visit our website at:
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2016.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2016-2017
  • Does anyone know the teaching load in this department?
  • CSUCI, like other CSU's, is a 4-4 load, and chances for course releases are increasingly slim. Plan on teaching 4-4.
  • Cal State schools are usually 3-4 or 4-4, but new junior hires can sometimes negotiate course releases.
  • Plan on teaching a 3/3.
  • Plan on teaching a 3/3 for the first two semesters, if you negotiate course releases, then 4/4. CSUs are mostly all 4/4. 
  • Note that during the application process (which is, as most HR based applications are, super annoying), the process will also ask you to provide answers to the following four question. "Please explain how your career exemplifies the teacher-scholar model." "Please describe your experience with and commitment to interdisciplinarity including what it means to you." "Describe one innovative idea that you implemented that enhanced student learning or success, and why you think it was so successful." "Please describe your commitment to working with diverse populations, including how you would define "diversity."
  • I also found that frustrating!  If the school needs answers to those questions, perhaps they should tell applicants to prepare them ahead of time.  Or, better yet, if an on-the-fly answer is required, keep them for the interview process.  It's good of you, previous poster, to inform our competitor-comrades of this. :-)
  • Any update?(x2) [10 Dec]
  • Rejection email received [Jan 30]

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKG) - Imperial China, South Asia and/or Middle East[]

  • Research Assistant Professor in History; Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract of two to three years commencing December 2016. Re-appointment thereafter is subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.
  • Candidates should specialise in one or more of the following areas - History of Imperial China (from Qin to Song), South Asia, the Middle East The appointees are expected to conduct research and contribute to teaching in any of the above areas. Applicants should possess a relevant doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications with strong potential in research.
  • Applicants are invited to write in response to the requirements and provide an updated curriculum vitae and/or fill in the application form which is obtainable by downloading from Completed application form should be sent to the Personnel Office, Hong Kong Baptist University, AAB903, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building, 15 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong or by email to: Please quote PR number on all correspondence. Applicants are requested to send in samples of publications, preferably three best ones out of their most recent publications/works, statements of teaching and research interest and recent teaching evaluation results. Applicants not invited for interview 4 months after the closing date may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, scholarly/creative works will not be returned after the completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request.
  • Deadline: 29 Oct. 2016.

Indiana University, Bloomington (USA:IN) - Tibetan Studies[]

  • Assistant Professor of Tibetan Studies 1200AD to present, to begin 1 Aug. 2018
  • Applicants should be capable of conducting research and teaching on issues relating to contemporary and traditional Tibetan history, politics, religion, and/or society as well as modern and pre-modern Sino-Tibetan relations and Tibet’s connections to the rest of Central Asia. Proficiency in modern and classical Tibetan languages is desired as is capability in Chinese
  • Candidates should have their PhD or be ABD at time of appointment.
  • Application materials, including a cover letter, CV, career statement describing research, teaching experiences, and philosophy, detailed letters from three academic references, samples of published and in-press work, and teaching evaluations should be submitted online at
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2017

Jacksonville State University (USA:AL) - China and/ or South Asia[]

  • Tenure Track Assistant professorship in China and/ or South Asia, to begin 21 Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by date of appointment
  • Documents for submission: 1) Cover Letter, 2) CV, 3) Teaching Philosophy, 4) Unofficial Transcripts, 5) 3 Letters of Reference
  • Address for submitting documents:
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2017.
  • Anybody knows what's the teaching load there? 
  • Teaching load is 4/4 with possible reductions for service, advisement, or exceptional scholarship
  • [Feb 12] How many of you all applied to this job? Any movement on it yet?
  • [Feb 14] I had an interview with them yesterday. I might be the last one. They had interviews on Tue and Thu last week and I couldn't make it.

Kyushu University (JPN) - Modern Japan & East Asia[]

  • Assistant professorship in the modern history of Japan and East Asia, to begin 1 Apr. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by date of appointment
  • Candidates must have ability to teach and advise students in English and Japanese
  • Documents for submission: 1) Curriculum vitae, 2) List of publications and presentations, 3) Three sample publications (including 1000 word abstract for each), 4) Description of past and future research projects (2000 words), 5) Description of past educational accomplishments and future teaching philosophy (2000 words), 6) Name and contact of two people willing to write letters of recommendation. Please contact Matthew Augustine by email:
  • Address for submitting documents: Yasuhito Osanai, Chair, Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
  • Deadline: 14 Oct. 2016.

Saint Mary's College (USA:IN) - Africa or Asia/China[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African or Asian/Chinese History
  • See full posting (link above) at African/Middle East History 2016-17
  • [Dec 24] Invitation for Skype interview [x2]
  • [Jan 27] Invitation for campus visit

Sciences Po (FRA)  - [Senior Hire] pref. 20th C political history[]

  • Professor (full prof+) in the History of Asia
  • The Center of History at Sciences Po Paris invites applications for a position of full Professor in the history of Asia (mainly history of South Asia, South-East Asia and East Asia), with a preference for the political history of the 20th century. Candidates should have a strong international profile based on their research, professional activities, teaching experience, publications and linguistic competence in one or several languages spoken in Asia. A solid field experience and a good knowledge of local archives are required. A working knowledge of English is indispensable.
  • Annual teaching duties are 128 master class-equivalent (CM) hours that can be divided into three 24-hour master classes and 56 CM hours of complementary pedagogical services (1 CM hour = 6.3 hours) at the three levels of teaching offered by Sciences Po: its college program (on the campus of Paris and on the campus of Le Havre, which offers a specialization in Asian studies.), its Master’s program and its Doctoral School.
  • Non-French candidates or professors teaching in non-French institutions who are not certified by the National Council of Universities (CNU) must obtain the approval of the Scientific Council of Sciences Po so as to be eligible for this position. These candidates should indicate their intent to apply by writing to Professor Marc Lazar ( before May 9, 2017.
  • Application - All potential candidates are invited to get in touch with Professor Marc Lazar, director of the Center for History ( by sending a letter of intent, a CV and a selection of publications. Applicants must complete their application on the “Galaxy” portal of the Ministry of Higher Education and Research in June 2017:
  • This application must include the following documents: A cover letter presenting research projects that the applicant intends to pursue; A CV and a complete list of publications; 3 prominent publications; A synopsis of courses taught and, if possible, course evaluations. Applications must also be electronically submitted to Marc Lazar, the president of the selection committee, to the following email address:, as well as to Sciences Po’s academic centre:

Stockton University (USA:NJ) - [Non-TT][]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor in Asian History for the academic year 2017-18
  • Job Responsibilities: Demonstrate a broad, interdisciplinary perspective on concepts and methods with scholarly emphasis on China or East Asia; Demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence and an ongoing research program is also required; Demonstrate, through past accomplishments and actions, the ability to support Stockton University’s diversity commitment and strong student-centered vision and mission; Teach three courses in each of two semesters, two in the History program (HIST acronym) and one in General Studies (GAH acronym) - Fall 2017 courses will be HIST 2191: Modern China, HIST 2196: East Asia: Traditions and Culture, and GAH 1370: Chinese Culture - Spring 2018 courses will include GAH1630: World Civilizations to 1500 as well as two HIST courses which can be accommodated to the candidate's interests.
  • To apply please visit: Only electronic documents will be accepted. Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents. All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward. You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos either as one single file or as individual attachments. a cover letter describing your research and relevant teaching experience; a curriculum vitae; a sample syllabus for one of the courses scheduled for Fall 2017; a research agenda; A list of 3 references (included in the application): Name, Company, Email address and Phone
  • screening begins immediately [ad placed 24 May] and continues until position filled.

University of Pittsburgh (USA: PA) - [Senior Hire][]

  • Andrew W. Mellon endowed chair & professorship in History, to begin Fall 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • As part of a strategic investment in the history of Asia in the world, the Department wishes to appoint a historian of Asia broadly defined, whose work might focus on Western, Central, East, Southeast, or South Asia, or the Indian Ocean World. We welcome applications from single sub-region specialists as well as from scholars whose work embraces trans-regional approaches.
  • Applications are invited from scholars at the level of advanced associate or full professor who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching as well as leadership in their field and the profession.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a complete C.V. including list of publications, and the names and contact information of three academic referees to
  • For informal inquiries, please contact the chair of the search committee, Holger Hoock, J. Carroll Amundson Professor, at:
  • Review begins: 6 Sept. 2016 and continues until position filled.

Wheaton College (USA: MA) - Open. (Pref. China and/or South Asia)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Asian History, to begin Fall 2017
  • PhD (in history) must be in hand by 30 June 2017
  • Geographic field is open, with preference for China and/or South Asia. Chronological specialization is open, though applicants must be able to offer survey course on modern China and advanced courses broadly focused on their areas of research. Candidates with research and/or teaching expertise in economic development, global history, gender, and/or diasporic/transnational connections between Asia and elsewhere in the world are encouraged to apply.
  • Wheaton College only accepts electronic submissions. Applications should consist of a cover letter, cv, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants must be able to provide proof that they are eligible to work in the U.S [apply here]
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2016.
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • [16 Nov]: Rejection email 
  • [16 Nov]: Rejection x2. Over 100 applicants
  • [25 Feb]: Is an offer out?
  • [5 Mar]: Any news?
  • During the campus interview, the co-chair of this search committee seemed personally offended by how little public weeping and gnashing of teeth there had been on the Wiki regarding this position. Let us not disappoint, comrades!
  • ^ cheers!
  • Offer made and accepted by a friend


Amherst College (USA: MA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Chinese History to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • Joing appointment between the Departments of History and of Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • 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.
  • Learn more about the departments at and
  • An application letter, CV, short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to
  • Review begins 1 Nov. 2016 and continues until the position is filled.
  • Initial interviews will be conducted online on Dec. 15 and 16.  
  • Campus visits in late January or early February.
  • Have interviews already been requested?
  • [29 Nov 16] Candidates have been contacted for online interviews. 
  • Anyone hear anything or know what their timeline for a decision is on this?
  • Campus visit were concluded, offer made and accepted, early-mid Feb. 

Arizona State University (USA: AZ) - 20th c. China[]

  • Full-time, tenure eligible Assistant Professor in History with a specialization in the history of twentieth century China. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2017.
  • The successful candidate will have a tenure home in SHPRS and teach classes on the history of modern China and Asia in the undergraduate and graduate programs, including lower-division courses, specialized upper division courses, and the supervision of graduate students. Within the broad field of twentieth-century China, all specialties are welcome.
  • The successful applicant will work in collaboration with other ASU faculty members to (1) foster Asia-focused research at the university across its many Schools and in concert with the Center for Asian Research and (2) to sustain and build a robust undergraduate curriculum in Asia studies in connection with majors in the School of International Letters and Cultures (SILC) (e.g. Chinese studies, Japanese studies) and SHPRS (Asia Studies), as well as related certificate programs.
  • Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in modern Chinese history by time of appointment. Demonstrated promise as an excellent scholar. Teaching capacity in related societies and histories of Asia. Native or near native proficiency in English and Chinese Mandarin
  • Applicants must apply on line at and submit the following application materials: 1) a cover letter stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests, 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a scholarly writing sample, such as published article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter; 4) a statement of teaching philosophy; 5) a sample syllabus; and 6) three letters of recommendation. Applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Professor James Rush, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at:
  • Application deadline is December 31, 2016, 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time; if not filled, applications will be reviewed every week thereafter until search is closed.
  • [Jan 4] Invitation for Skype interview, and requested all completed dissertation chapters
  • [Feb 4] Any word?
  • From the [Feb. 3]chair's email: "We plan to invite two or three candidates to campus soon but, for the moment, some local protocols have slowed things down. Please bear with us, and I’ll be in touch again soon."
  • [Feb 14] Campus visit invitations out
  • any update here?

College of William and Mary (USA: VA) - China / East Asia[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chinese history (field/period open) to begin August 10, 2017.
  • Applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment.
  • The requirements for teaching are two courses per semester, including East Asian surveys, freshman seminars and upper division courses in Chinese history, and occasional graduate seminars in comparative/transnational history. The successful applicant is also expected to contribute to the Asian and Middle Eastern Studies program.
  • Please go to to submit your cover letter, cv, a short writing sample, and contact information for three references. The system will prompt applicants for the contact information of their references. After submission of the application, those individuals will be contacted immediately by us via email to submit letters of recommendation.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct 2016. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.
  • Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype.
  • [15 Nov] Invitation for Skype interview
  • [17 Nov] invitation for Skype interview
  • [20 Dec] Campus visit scheduled
  • [11 March] Any word?
    • there has been some development but some things are still in flux
    • well now I hear that there has been some flux, but things are still in development

Hamilton College (USA:NY)  - [non-TT:VAP][]

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in Chinese History, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • A Ph.D. in history is required. Prior teaching experience preferred.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses " including an introductory survey of Asian history, a two-semester survey of pre-modern and modern China, and two more upper division courses in the candidate’s area of expertise"
  • Candidates should send their letters of application, transcripts, teaching materials, and CVs to Interfolio at Candidates should also arrange for submission of three confidential letters of recommendation to the Interfolio site. Questions regarding the search may be directed to Professor Kevin Grant, Chair of History,
  • Review begins: 21 Mar. 2017 and continues until position filled.

Lingnan University (HKG) - China & transnational[]

  • Assistant/Associate professorship in Chinese history with a transnational focus
  • Scholars who have conducted research on China’s interactions with South Asia, the Middle East, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa or Latin America in either the modern or premodern period are welcome to apply.
  • The appointee is required to assist with the instruction of courses in his/her field of expertise, and demonstrate competence to teach relevant courses in both Chinese and English. He or she is required to participate in teaching the core curriculum course “China in World History” as well as the department's research seminars, and develop a course on Chinese historiography. In addition to undertaking scholarly research in his/her area of expertise, the appointee will be expected to participate in supervising postgraduate students and lead study tours to Mainland China and other places.
  • Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline. For appointment as Associate Professor, applicants should have at least five years of relevant experience and a sound track record in research and scholarly activities. For appointment as Assistant Professor, applicants should have relevant teaching experience and a good research record. 
  • Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format).  Applicants should provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references.  Please specify the post/level you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence.  Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site:  Enquiries can be directed to
  • Review begins Jan 2017 and continues until position filled
  • (March 8) This job keeps getting reposted to H-net. Any idea what's going on here? Have not enough people applied? Certainly HK is not as welcoming of an environment as it used to be. Curious if any one out there knows anything.

Lingnan University (HKG) - Modern[]

  • Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese History
  • The appointee is required to assist with the instruction of courses in his/her field of expertise, and demonstrate competence to teach relevant courses in both Chinese and English. He or she is expected to participate in teaching some required courses, such as the historiography sequence, “History of China in the Twentieth Century”, the core curriculum course “China in World History” as well as the Department's research seminars. Candidates who have conducted research on China’s interactions with other regions will have an advantage
  • In addition to teaching undergraduate level courses and undertaking scholarly research in his/her area of expertise, the appointee will be expected to participate in supervising postgraduate students and lead study tours to Mainland China and other places.
  • Candidates should have a PhD degree in the relevant discipline, with relevant teaching experience and a good research record. Applicants are required to provide information on their research records and evidence of quality teaching. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Administrative experience will be a distinct advantage. The successful candidate is expected to have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and services to the Department and the University community, and to engage actively in quality research and publication.
  • Applicants are invited to send their dossier together with a completed personal data sheet (Form R1 which is obtainable at to the Human Resources Office, Lingnan University, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong by post, by fax at (852) 2891-5782 or by email: (as attachment in MS Word format). Applicants should provide names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references. Please specify the post/level you are applying for and quote the reference number of the post in all correspondence. Further information on the University and its programmes and activities can be found on the University’s web site: Enquiries can be directed to
  • review begins May 2017 and continues until position filled. Potential candidates are encouraged to submit their applications early for consideration.

Muhlenberg University (USA:PA) - pref. w/Japanese History[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Chinese History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • The ideal candidate will also be able to teach Japanese History at the survey level.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Muhlenberg College is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding faculty and staff from racial and ethnic groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in higher education.  Applicants should address how they will contribute to Muhlenberg’s efforts to become a more diverse and inclusive community in their cover letter.  For additional information about Muhlenberg's commitment to diversity and inclusion, applicants can find the latest updates to the College's Diversity Strategic Plan at this link:
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter addressed to Dr. Mark Stein, Chair of the History Department; a C.V.; a statement of teaching philosophy; and evidence of teaching excellence at the undergraduate level as a single pdf file to:  Please also arrange for graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically.
  • Deadline: 30 Oct. 2016
  • Please indicate if you will be available for interviews at the American Historical Association Annual Meeting
  • November 14, 2016: First round of rejections I guess. "Unfortunately, we had a large and strong candidate pool and found that other applicants better fit our current departmental and College needs."
  • (16 Nov.): Request for AHA interview (x2)
  • (20 Jan): Rejection email

National Taipei University (TWN) - Modern China & World History[]

  • Assistant or Associate professorship in the history of Modern China (after the opium war)  and world history (area studies included), to begin 1 Aug. 2017
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. diploma on hand by July 30, 2017, and are supposed to have a good command of Chinese.
  • Application materials: Curriculum Vitae; Two copies of personal photo and R.O.C. ID (for aliens, page of passport with personal particulars); Application Form ( and List of publications (; Photocopy of Ph.D. diploma authenticated by ROC embassy or representative office (candidate who will receive a Ph.D. degree by July 31, 2017 can submit a formal temporary diploma issued by the university); Syllabi on courses to be offered; Five copies of selected publications in the past five years (please specify the major publication); Proof of past/current employment (if any); Transcripts of master and doctorate degrees; Photocopy of Teacher’s Credential issued by the Ministry of Education, ROC (Taiwan) (if any)
  • Interested candidates should send the application materials by registered airmail to: Department of History, National Taipei University, 151, University Road, San Shia District, New Taipei City, 23741, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
  • Deadline: 2 Dec. 2016
  • Shortlisted candidates will have an on-campus interview in February, 2017 (travelling expense to Taiwan is not compensated).
  • Has anyone been contacted yet about being on the shortlist?
  • Shortlisted candidates were decided on Feb. 17.

Princeton University (USA: NJ) - Open-Rank - Pre-Modern Chinese History (Tang Through Qing)[]

  • Open-rank (senior or junior) position in Pre-Modern Chinese History (Tang through Qing).
  • The appointment will be made in both East Asian Studies and History Departments.
  • The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research. Ph.D. must be in hand or expected by September 1, 2017.
  • For full consideration, please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a writing sample (e.g., a dissertation chapter). Junior applicants should also solicit three letters of recommendation. Letters may be mailed to Pre-Modern Chinese History Search Committee, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University, 211 Jones Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544.
  • Applicants must apply online at
  • The review of applications will begin on 15 Oct. 2016.
  • Have campus visits begun?

Ruhr-Universität Bochum (DEU) - [Senior Hire][]

  • Professor of Chinese History (W3 salary bracket).
  • Teaching and research covering the complete subject area of Chinese History
  • The future chair professor is expected to have excellent written and oral Chinese language skills including the ability to work with pre-modern texts in Literary Chinese.
  • Positive evaluation as a junior professor or equivalent academic achievement (e.g. habilitation, current position as an associate professor, reader or similar) required.
  • A willingness to master German as a language of instruction is expected.
  • Willingness and ability to contribute to cooperative research and teaching projects including cooperation within the Alliance for Research on East Asia Ruhr (AREA Ruhr) and similar research consortia.
  • It is desirable that the applicant can integrate his or her expertise into joint research applications including joint applications within the Center for Religious Studies (Centrum für Religionswissenschaftliche Studien, CERES), a long-standing cooperation partner of the Faculty of East Asian Studies.
  • Complete applications (pdf) including a curriculum vitae, list of publications, list of courses and seminars taught in the past, list of external research funding and copies of relevant certificates should be sent via email to the Dean of the Faculty of East Asian Studies, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum (email:
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016.

University of Liverpool (UK:Eng) - Modern/Contemporary Russian or Chinese, pref. urban[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Modern/Contemporary Russian or Chinese History, with particular expertise in urban history
  • See full posting European History 2016-17

University of Manchester (UK:Eng) - Chinese Cultural Studies and/or History[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Chinese Cultural Studies and/or History, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • You must have a PhD in a relevant field, submitted or very near completion, and demonstrable teaching experience in Chinese cultural studies and/or history at university level. Some experience with virtual learning environments and in developing online teaching materials would be desirable. Your research may focus on any aspect of modern or contemporary Chinese culture and/or history. You must be fluent in English and Mandarin. (Although the ability to teach Classical Chinese would be advantageous, this is not an essential requirement.) You must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to empathize with students.
  • apply online
  • Deadline: 12 Dec. 2016
  • [22 Dec. 2016] Rejection

University of Massachusetts Boston (USA: MA) - Early Modern / Modern[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor in any field of early modern or modern Chinese history to begin September 1, 2017.
  • The normal teaching load is two courses per semester and the candidate would teach undergraduate surveys in Chinese history and in East Asian history, as well as upper-level and graduate Chinese history courses in areas of specialization.
  • Apply Online
  • Please address all inquiries to the Search Chair, Professor Sana Haroon, at
  • Applications are due by 15 Oct. 2016.
  • Does anyone know what happened with this search last year? Indications on last year's wiki were that they were bringing people to campus in February, but now the exact job posting from last year has been posted again.
  • I don't have much information...I do know that one person who visited last February withdrew because that person took a job elsewhere. I do not know about the other two candidates, or if a decision was made.
    • [11 Nov] Rejection email "We have reviewed all the applicants’ materials and made our final decisions regarding the next level of interviews." (x3)
    • Campus visits scheduled for early Dec.

University of Kentucky (USA:KY)[]

  • tenure track assistant professorship in Chinese history
  • Research focus and chronological period are open
  • PhD must be in hand by Fall 2017
  • Teaching load: 2/2
  • Native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English required
  • Interested applicants should apply online at:  Applications must include the following: 1) letter of application detailing research and teaching (Cover Letter), 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a chapter-length writing sample, and 4) a teaching portfolio (upload under Specific Request 1). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  • [Dec 13] Request for Skype interview.
  • [March 5] Email from Search Committee Chair. The search was completed. An offer was given and accepted. Here's to hoping for a postdoc?
  • It's not too late. You can become a coach in practically any sport in Kentucky and make three times what a history professor would.

University of Warwick (UK) - Modern[]

  • Assistant Professor in the History of Modern China,
  • We welcome applicants working in any area of this field. However, we particularly encourage applications from candidates who will be able to enhance existing research strengths in the department. Of particular relevance to this post is our Global History and Culture Centre and our expertise in the histories of medicine, imperialism, gender and sexuality.
  • You will have undergraduate teaching experience, and experience of/or the potential to engage in postgraduate teaching. You will have knowledge of applying for funding, and the potential to participate in collaborative grant initiatives and management. You will be expected to participate as appropriate in the administration of the History Department.
  • Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role are found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick jobs page. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button
  • Deadline: 2 Nov. 2016
  • Interview dates 5 & 6 Dec.
  • [28 Nov] Rejection Email (x2)

Ursinus College (USA: PA) - China / East Asia[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the history of East Asia, to begin in fall, 2017.
  • For consideration candidates must have completed the doctoral dissertation by the beginning of the fall semester in late August; preference will be given to candidates with the Ph.D. in hand at the time of interviews.
  • The course load is 3-2.
  • Candidates should have a primary focus on any period of Chinese history, but will be expected to cover all of East Asia in their teaching.
  • Courses will include relevant survey offerings in East Asian history and upper-level offerings, including seminars, of the candidate’s design.
  • Ability to contribute to the department’s World History survey, to the required Historiography methods class, or to other additional teaching including contributions to interdisciplinary programs such as Gender & Women’s Studies or International Relations, any of which may also be part of the candidate’s mid- and upper-level departmental course offerings, will be positively considered. Expertise and experience in teaching digital humanities is desirable. Teaching in the Common Intellectual Experience 1st-Year seminar is required of all faculty. All faculty are expected to develop an ongoing program of scholarly research.
  • Candidates should send CV, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and a cover letter containing statements of teaching philosophy and scholarship/research interests to after August 1, 2016. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to the same address. Queries may be addressed to Ross Doughty, search committee chair (
  • Application deadline is 15 Nov. 2016.
  • Additional materials requested: writing sample, syllabi, student evaluations, submitted also by Nov. 15
  • Skype interviews will take place during the first or second week of December
  • Campus visits will take place in late January or early February
  • How do you know the writing sample, syllabi and student evaluations are required? It is not shown in the ad.
  • Hi above, additional materials are not required, but requested for further review. They sent out an email through Interfolio asking for more materials, and provided a timeline for the search.
  • Does anyone know what's up with their current China scholar, Hugh Clark? No apparent indication to me that he's retiring early. Has anyone heard anything? The history dept here is quite small
  • I've heard that Clark is retiring
  • Skype interviews requested (Nov. 30)
  • Rejection email via interfolio (Dec. 12)
  • Invitation to campus visit (Dec. 21)
  • Rejection email (Jan. 4)
  • First offer made and declined. 

East Asia[]

Albion College (USA:MI)[]

  • Tenure track position in East Asian History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Candidates should have completed PhDs and teaching experience at the time of appointmen
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "Teaching responsibilities include an introductory survey in East Asian history, Modern China, and classes on topics of interest to the appointee"
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, a copy of graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference ... to  Please refer questions to Professor Marcy Sacks at
  • Deadline: 10 Oct. 2016
  • Candidate contacted to set up phone interview.
  • Campus visits scheduled
    • and have apparently already occured. Amazing how fast they are moving!
    • or not so amazing, considering their search failed last year.
  • Dec 5 Email: "We had a very deep pool of candidates and have now completed our hiring process."

Baylor University (USA:TX)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in East Asian History
  • Candidates should possess an earned doctorate in the appropriate field of study. You will be asked to provide a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; official transcripts showing highest degree conferred (if ABD, also submit official transcript of completed Ph.D. hours), and a list of three references in the application process.
  • For questions about the application process, please contact
  • Baylor University is a private Christian university
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 1 Nov. 2016
  • See where it says "complete applications must be submitted by 11/01/2016... Materials may be submitted electronically to:"
  • Emailed asking for proof of faith. Oh well, hello, goodbye.
  • [28 Nov] Rejection through email
  • [as of Dec 1] AHA interviews offered
  • [20 Jan] Any update?
  • [11 Feb] Campus interview invites are out

Harvard University (USA: MA) - History of Modern Science and Technology in East Asia[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the history of modern (twentieth century forward) science and technology in East Asia.
  • A Ph.D. is required by the expected start date
  • The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2017.
  • Applications should include a curriculum vitae, an outline of present scholarly projects and future plans, a statement of teaching experience and approach, a writing sample, and the names and contact details of three persons who will write letters of recommendation.
  • All materials should be submitted directly to the Harvard academic positions site at
  • Application deadline is 21 Oct. 2016.

Loyola Marymount University (USA: CA)[]

  • Full time, tenure-track position in East Asian History at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2017.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division courses in Asian and World history, as well as upper-division courses in Asian history, including courses in his or her area of specialization. Ability to offer courses that contribute to the Asian and Pacific Studies Program on campus is welcome.
  • PhD in History required by August 2017.
  • Applicants should email a letter of application, a current C.V., graduate school transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to
  • Please address your letter of application to Dr. Anthony Perron, Chair, Asian History Search Committee.
  • The application deadline is 15 Nov 2016.
    • Dec 1, 2016. Invitation for Skype (strictly speaking, a protocal called WebEx) interview. 
    • [19 Dec] Invitation for campus interview
    • Does anyone have an update on this search? 
    • [28 Feb] Rejection email

Loyola University, Maryland (USA:MD) - [non-TT][]

  • One year visiting assistant professorship (or Instructor) in East Asian History
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 "among which will be the East Asia survey and, in the fall, upper-level classes on East Asia in film. Some service will be expected."
  • Ph.D. is preferred, but not required. Applicants must submit online a cover letter, curriculum vita, teaching evaluations and two letters of recommendation at ( Any questions may be referred to Dr. Steven Hughes at
  • Loyola University Maryland is a liberal arts university in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition and anchored in Baltimore.
  • Review begins immediately [posted 27 Mar]
  • Skype interviews will be held in early to mid-May.

Mercy College (USA:NY)[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor of History, to begin Sept 2017
  • We welcome applications from scholars specializing in East Asian history who can teach both early modern and modern East Asian history surveys as well as upper-level major and electives courses. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize in Modern East Asia and the diasporas
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • An ability to teach historiography and historical methods is also expected, in addition to developing the Asian history area within a recently revised History major curriculum. Excellence in undergraduate teaching is at the heart of our mission, as is a commitment to student-mentoring relationships
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of effective teaching, a commitment to continued scholarly research, and service to the department, the School of Liberal Arts, and to Mercy College. The Department of Humanities is committed to fostering a culturally diverse and inclusive intellectual community.
  • Deadline: 20 Jan. 2017
  • any word?

National University of Singapore (SGP) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant or associate professorship in East Asian History
  • The successful candidate will have a completed PhD degree in History, plus a strong research agenda rooted in appropriate fields of interest within the wider field of Modern East Asian History, a proven ability to conduct their research in an East Asian language, and an international profile commensurate with their rank and stage of career. The Department is particularly interested in applicants with research interests and accomplishments in the following subfields of East Asian History: science, technology and society; empire and colonialism; international relations; political history and the history of political economy, especially regarding Japan and/or Korea. A demonstrated ability to contribute effectively to teaching the history of the region, as well as the broader history of Asia, and/or World History, is also important.
  • Application dossiers should include a complete list of publications, research interests and teaching experience, as well as any other relevant information; a covering letter explaining why the position at NUS is of interest; and the names and contact information of four academic referees. In addition, candidates will need to submit a Personal Data Consent Form, which can be downloaded at the link below.  Please submit documents to: Chair, Search Committee (East Asia), Department of History, National University of Singapore
    11 Arts Link, AS1-05-38, Singapore 117570, OR email:
  • Review begins: 24 Oct. 2016 and continues until appointment made.
  • Skype interviews, then campus visits tentatively start in the second week of January
    • Shortlist made, almost 60 applied, all shortlisted candidates have PhD in hand at least (Nov. 22)

Northern Arizona University (USA:AZ) - [Non-TT:Lecturer][]

  • Lecturer in East Asian History
  • We especially welcome candidates with teaching experience and research interests that align with the department’s areas of focus on trans-regional, gender/sexuality, and global perspectives. The primary responsibility of the successful candidate will be to teach the undergraduate survey sequence in pre-modern East Asian history and modern Asian history, as well as offer specialized courses in the history of at least one East Asian area (China, Japan or Korea). The successful candidate may also teach other courses, including introductory undergraduate surveys in world history, the junior level writing course, and advanced undergraduate seminars within her/his area of expertise
  • Candidates must be ABD, PhD preferred; preference also for specialization in 19th and 20th century Japan and/or China & experience teaching world history
  • To apply for this position go to : - Vacancy number 603083
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 7 Apr. 2017

Reed College (USA:OR) - [Non-TT: VAP][]

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in East Asian History and Humanities
  • The position carries a load of four one-semester courses in history, and one semester-long section of (and year-long lectures for) a team-taught course in Chinese Humanities (, for a total 3-2 teaching load over two semesters.  Teaching responsibilities also include advising year-long senior theses in History.  PhD in hand by September 2017 is strongly preferred.  Compensation is highly competitive.
  • Please send a letter of application detailing teaching and research experience and interests; a CV; and three letters of recommendation to Douglas Fix, Chair, VAP Search in East Asian History/Humanities at If letters of reference must be sent in hard copy, please submit to Douglas Fix, Chair, East Asian History/Humanities Search, c/o Karin Purdy, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR 97202.  Any other search related questions should be directed to Prof. Fix (
  • For full consideration: 1 Dec. 2016
  • Does anyone know what is going on with this job? 
  • Have they already moved on?
  • Skype interview invitation (Jan 10)
  • Campus interview invitation (Feb 11)

Salisbury University (USA: MD)[]

  • Assistant Professor of History for East Asian History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Field of specialization is open, but ideal candidates will complement existing strengths of the department.
  • Teaching load is 3-3 to include World Civilizations, upper division undergraduate, including Chinese and Japanese History, and graduate courses for our M.A. in History program.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in History or a pertinent related field. 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).
  • Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S.
  • If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Emily Story at
  • Applications are accepted only via Salisbury University's online employment application system. Visit our website to apply online.
  • Applications received by 15 Oct 2016 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.
  • Skype interviews requested (Nov. 29)
  • Any movement on this since the Skype interviews? 
  • Campus visits underway
  • [Mar. 5] Any news about this search? 
  • [Mar. 5]  Campus visits wrapped up over two weeks ago.  Haven't heard anything, though.

Southern Arkansas University (USA:AR) East Asia & World[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in world history with a focus on East Asia, to begin Fall 2017
  • Strong preference will be given to specializations other than the Twentieth Century. A secondary concentration in Africa or the Middle East is desired
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • Interested candidates should send a letter, CV, teaching and research statements; evidence of teaching effectiveness; graduate transcripts, and contact information for three (3) references to or the Office of Human Resources, Southern Arkansas University, 100 E. University, MSC 9288, Magnolia, AR 71753. Non-listed references may be contacted. AA/EOE
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 8 June 2017

University of California, Davis (USA: CA)[]

  • Tenure track assitant professorship in China/East Asian History with a focus on 20thC China or transnational East Asian History
  • 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.
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • 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
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2016.
  • What is going on with this job? Does anyone have a clue?
  • Heard from someone else in my department that interview requests went out a few weeks ago.

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Modern [Non-TT:~VAP][]

  • One year lectureship (~VAP) in Modern East Asian History, to begin 1 Oct. 2017
  • The appointment is to fulfil teaching needs while Professor Micah Muscolino is on externally-funded research leave, and is offered by the History Faculty in association with Merton College.
  • Applications are invited from scholars with active research and teaching interests in any area of Modern East Asian History (e.g. China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, etc.). As the successful candidate, you will demonstrate an ability and willingness to give tutorials, lectures, classes and supervision at both undergraduate and graduate level in a series of papers across a range of topics in Chinese and Global History during the late 19th and 20th centuries. You will also be required to undertake examining and administrative work, and will engage in advanced study and original research in your area of expertise
  • To be successful, you will have completed a doctorate in a relevant field, or be able to provide evidence that a doctorate is imminent. You will be able to demonstrate a strong research record, the ability to teach and lecture at an appropriate level in an interesting and engaging manner for both undergraduate and graduate students, and a willingness to undertake examining and administrative duties.
  • Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link.
  • Deadline: noon 24 Jul. 2017

University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - [non-TT;VAP][]

  • one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in East Asian History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • he successful applicant will teach two courses per semester, to include the pre-modern and modern East Asia surveys as well as upper-level courses in line with individual expertise. The ability to teach courses on Modern China is particularly welcome
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter (discussing both research agenda and teaching profile), full CV, sample course proposal, and email contacts for three recommenders to For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolio’s Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system... Questions can be directed to Department Chair Lara Putnam,
  • Review begins: 1 Apr. 2017
  • Skype Interview Invitation, 7 Apr. 2017, interview conducted on 10 Apr. 2017 (and also slots on 11 Apr.)

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater (USA:WI)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor to teach introductory and upper-level courses in East Asian history, to begin 24 Aug. 2017
  • Research fields should complement existing faculty expertise and may include any specialization in East Asian history. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory and upper-level courses in East Asian history, and a freshman-level modern world history course. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda and contribute to campus, professional and public service
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • PhD must be in hand by 24 Aug.
  • A complete application packet must include online submission of the following documents: Letter of application; Statement of teaching philosophy; Vita; Names and contact information for three references; Photocopies of official graduate transcripts. Letters of Recommendation may be requested at a later date.
  • To Apply and submit these documents please visit Click on the Employment link located at the bottom of the page, then click on the UW-Whitewater Careers link at the top of the next page. This Job ID is: 12339.
  • For full consideration: 16 Nov. 2016 although applications submitted after this date may be considered at the discresion of the search committee.
    • Have interviews been requested?
    • Yes!


Connecticut College (USA:CT) - [Non-TT;VAP][]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese History, to begin 1 Jul. 2017
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "In addition to two required introductory Japanese history classes, intermediate- or upper-level classes in the candidate’s area of expertise would be welcomed"
  • PhD preferred, but ABD will be considered. This is a benefits eligible position.
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Interfolio at: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
  • Questions may be addressed to Lisa Wilson, Chair, History Department, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320;
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 28 May.

Cornell University (USA:NY) - Open Rank[]

  • Tenure track position in the history of Japan, to begin Jul. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Jul. 2017
  • We are particularly interested in candidates who can place the archipelago within regional and global contexts as well as situate their research and teaching around inter-disciplinary themes. Teaching responsibilities will include surveys in Japanese history, graduate and undergraduate courses in Japanese history, and courses in the candidate’s specific area of expertise.
  • Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three references ... to Academic Jobs online at
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2016.
  • Rejeciton letter was sent via email
  • Some campus visits have already occured. Previously, they conducted Skype interviews and made requests for more materials.

New York University Arts and Science (USA:NY) - [open rank] modern (19/20thC)[]

  • Open rank position in Modern Japanese History (19th and 20th centuries), to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • Strong preference will be given to those scholars whose work addresses Japan in the world – broadly conceived – during the 19th and 20th centuries and who are serious undergraduate teachers.  The successful candidate will demonstrate scholarly excellence and a commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching.
  • Applicants are to submit their materials online at, including a cover letter, c.v., and three letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 1 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled.
  • Any news anybody?
  • skype interviews requested
  • Anyone received a campus visit invitation?

University of Hawaii (USA:HI)[]

  • 9-month assistant professorship 'hired with tenure', in Japanese History, to begin 1 Aug. 2017
  • requires Ph. D. and full-time college or university teaching in pre-1600 Japan at the rank of associate professor or equivalent;
  • candidates must teach Way of Tea and other Japanese history courses and seminars; advise and supervise undergraduate, M.A. and Ph.D. students; engage in other scholarly and professional activities
  • Please send letter of application describing research and teaching interests, a cv, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, academic transcripts (copies are acceptable but official transcripts required at the time of hire), and a sample syllabus from an undergraduate or graduate course in Japanese history to Dr. David Hanlon, Chair, Department of History, University of Hawai`i at Mānoa, 2530 Dole Street, Honolulu, HI 96822-2383, USA.  Inquiries: (808)956-4222 or
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2016 and continues until position filled.

University of Southern California (USA:CA) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor of modern Japanese history
  • A Ph.D. in relevant field of study is required at time of appointment
  • In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: - The applicant should upload a CV, a letter of interest, writing sample(s), and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for references
  • Deadline: 14 Nov. 2016.
  • [Nov 25] Request for additional materials and Skype interview


University of Hawaii - Manoa (USA:HI)[]

  • 9-month Assistant or Associate Professorship in Korean History, to begin 1 Sept. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2017
  • The successful candidate will teach lower-division survey courses, and upper-division and graduate courses in area(s) of specialization; advise undergraduate and graduate students; maintain an active agenda of scholarly research and publication; participate in service work; and fulfill other duties assigned by the department chair.
  • Application materials should include a letter of application describing research and teaching interests; c.v.; writing sample; official academic transcripts (copies are acceptable, but official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); a sample syllabus from an undergraduate or graduate course in Korean history. In addition, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the search committee. Please send paper copies of all materials (no electronic / emailed copies accepted) to: Dr. Shana J. Brown (Chair), Korea Search Committee, Department of History, University of Hawai’i, Mānoa, 2530 Dole Street, Sakamaki A-203, Honolulu, HI 96822-2383 USA. General inquiries may be directed to Shana Brown at (808) 956-7151 or
  • Screening begins: 1 Dec. 2016.
    • [20 Dec] Skype interviews offered
    • Any news on this search? Do they have the shortlist out? Who's on the shortlist? 

Yonsei University, Underwood International College (South Korea)[]

  • 2017 Non-Tenure Track Position in Asian Studies Division (ASD), Underwood International College, Yonsei University
  • Ph.D in History or Area Studies / Modern Korean History
  • Non-Tenure Track Professorship / Teach in Songdo, Incheon, South Korea
  • See more and apply at:
  • General inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jaeyoun Won (Chair, Asian Studies Division) at [1].
  • Application Deadline: 16:59 7th April 2017, KST (extended)

South Asia[]

Austin Peay State University (USA:TN)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of South Asia, to begin Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2017
  • Ability to teach South Asian history, OR World History and upper-level electives in South Asian History;
  • Please refer all questions to
  • Applications taken ONLINE ONLY at
  • Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Ad posted 28 Sept. 2016
  • [Dec 6] Received email stating that my materials have been received and that they will be considered over the next few weeks.
    • Do you mean the generic automated email that was sent immediatley after the submission? Or, is this a later and separate email confirming that your materials are in order? [Dec 7]
    • I am referring to an email I received from the Committee regarding my materials. It was not the one sent by HR upon submission.
    • Hmm, not sure what's going on. I didn't get the comittee's email. But thx for the update. [Dec 7]
  • Any news about this search? [24 Feb]

College of the Holy Cross (USA: MA)[]

  • 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.
  • 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."
  • 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 (
  • The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in the college’s vibrant Asian Studies program.
  • PhD required by August 2017.
  • The College of the Holy Cross uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Please submit all application materials to
  • review begins: 9 Sept. 2016 and continues until position 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.
  • Mass interfolio notice: "The search committee has carefully evaluated each application and extended invitations to finalists for on-campus interviews."

Kennesaw State University (USA:GA)[]

  • 9 month tenure track assistant professorship in South Asian History, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Candidates should possess expertise in South Asian History (broadly-construed). Responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship, and service. An earned doctorate in history or the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience is required.
  • For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 7 Oct] - for full consideration: 10 Oct. 2016.
    • Is there any update on this search?
  • Has anyone been interviewed for this position?
  • Search completed (as revealed thru rejection letter) [24 Feb]

Lafayette College (USA: PA)[]

  • Full time tenure track faculty member with specialization in south asian history
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year "most of them in South Asian history. An ability to teach world history, historiography and historical methods, and/or in an interdisciplinary program is also valued."
  • PhD must be in hand by the start of courses in autumn 2017
  • Your application should include a letter of application, a C.V., three letters of recommendation, an article or chapter-length writing sample, and a teaching portfolio.
  • Please go to to apply
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2016.
  • We plan on conducting preliminary interviews at the Annual Conference on South Asia in Madison, WI in October, though we will conduct Skype interviews with selected candidates who are unable to attend that gathering
  • Have Finalized three campus visits, informed through email, 24th October.

Oberlin College (USA: OH) - South Asian/Indian Ocean History (before 1900)[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in South Asian/Indian Ocean history, beginning July 1, 2017.
  • The field of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research focuses primarily on the era before 1800.
  • 4.5 courses annually including surveys, intermediate, and advanced courses. Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2017.
  • To apply, submit an application letter, CV, graduate transcripts, a short writing sample, and three reference letters online at by
  • Deadline: 10 Oct. 2016.
  • UPDATES? Any news?
  • Finalists have been notified. At least one campus visit 1st December.

Pennsylvania State University (USA: PA) - South Asia before 1919[]

  • Tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor, depending upon qualifications, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand at date of application.
  • Submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application that describes current and future research, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references. Applications may also include up to three offprints or unpublished papers or chapters.
  • Apply at:
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2016 and continues until the position is filled.
  • Received application acknowledgement email on September 23.
  • Is this a real job or advertisement for a green card application? Didn't they hire two people back in 2013? (August 23)
  • First question is obnoxious, and implication of latter option is unclear (xenophobia?). They do have two SAsianists listed as faculty members, and Mrinalini Sinha was there until a few years back. This is a large department full of serious scholars, and no reason to doubt validity of search absent evidence.
  • Question was not meant to be obnoxious -it was just a query - so please don't jump to unnecessary conclusions and make such statements(Xenophobia - how does that even apply?)!  I have applied to searches which were fake in that they were created to accommodate previous hires with their paperwork. It is a waste of effort on the applican's part. Given that most universities don't have two South Asian historians on their roster, their post for a third South asian historian seemed like a valid topic to discuss.
  • [25 Oct] Received email stating that an offer has been accepted

Stony Brook University (USA: NY) - Mattoo Chair in Classical Indic Humanities[]

  • (applications and nominations)Nirmal K. and Augustina Mattoo Endowed Chair in Classical Indic Humanities.
  • The goal of the Mattoo Chair is to advance research in and promote a better appreciation of the contributions to human knowledge made by systems of knowledge having their origin or major development in Classical India.
  • For the inaugural appointment to the Chair, we are looking for an outstanding scholar in the fields of art, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. The successful candidate must be eligible for appointment with tenure as a full professor at Stony Brook University.
  • Required Qualifications: PhD in Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies, History, Philosophy, Sociology or related field. Outstanding scholarship in art, aesthetics, literature, philosophy, theories of mind, religion, cultural anthropology, or cultural and intellectual history. Must be tenurable in one of the following departments: Art, Asian/Asian-American Studies, History, Philosophy, or Sociology. Exemplary record of leadership and high standing in the international research community.
  • The holder of the chair will provide intellectual leadership to the field; collaborate with campus academic units to design and implement initiatives that will mainstream India Studies; pursue a research program resulting in prestigious publications; teach graduate and undergraduate courses and guide research scholars; organize conferences and lecture series; conduct outreach programs; and contribute to the mission of the Mattoo Center and its robust engagement with the public and the Indian American community.
  • The endowed professor will hold the academic rank of tenured professor in an appropriate department. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Additionally, the successful candidate will have access to research, publication and program funding from the Mattoo Endowment.
  • Stony Brook University is home to the Bishembarnath and Sheela Mattoo Center for India Studies, a respected academic resource and community asset with an endowment of $5 million.
  • The Employment Application form can be found here: Inquiries or to nominate an individual may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor S.N. Sridhar, at Telephone: (631) 632-9742.
  • Review begins 1 Oct. 2016.

SUNY Oswego (USA: NY) - c. 1400-Contemporary[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in South Asian history from the early modern (ca. 1400) to the contemporary period.
  • Ph.D. with specialization within the broad field of Asian History, or ABD with degree completion by Spring 2018.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the ability to cross disciplinary and cultural borders in their research and teaching. The ability to enhance the department’s support to the university’s Gender & Women’s Studies Program and new Digital Humanities minor is also desirable. Demonstrated scholarly activity and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate teaching.
  • Submit a letter of application addressing teaching and research qualifications, a copy of unofficial transcripts, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references to:
  • Review of applications will begin 19 Sept. 2016 and will continue until the position is filled
  • Has anyone heard from the search committee? [10 Oct] Not yet
  • Skype interview conducted last week [19 Oct]
  • Any news about campus visit? (Oct 26)
  • Invitations for on-campus interviews have been sent
  • Rejection notification received [Dec 5]

Tulane University (USA: LA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in South Asian History, to begin Jul. 2017
  • PhD must be in-hand by 1 Jul. 2017
  • "The successful candidate will teach surveys, upper-division, and graduate level courses related to all periods of South Asian history.  Demonstrated research expertise in at least one South Asian language is required"
  • "Area of research specialization is open and we welcome candidates eager to contribute to our dynamic graduate and undergraduate programs."
  • Each candidate’s dossier should include a letter of application, c.v., journal article or book/dissertation chapter, and three letters of reference. All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at this link: Inquiries can be made to Liz McMahon (
  • Review begins: 10 Oct. 2017.
  • -Dear Candidates, Interfolio will ask you to upload a syllabus with the application in order to submit it, which is not in our job advertisement.  I apologize for the confusion.  Candidates who progress in the search will be asked for a sample syllabus later.  At this stage in the search you are welcome to submit a blank file for that category in order to be able to submit your application.  If you have any questions, please email the search chair (see above).
  • Any update on this search? [1 Dec]
  • Did anyone get a campus visit for this? [22 Dec]
  • Any updates on this search? [Jan 16]
  • Any updates on this search? [April 28]

University of Colorado - Colorado Springs (USA:CO)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship the History of South Asia, to begin Aug. 2017
  • Research focus is open. Secondary fields may include, but are not limited to, The Global South, The Indian Ocean, Sub-Saharan Africa, Colonialism and Postcolonialism, Science and Technology, and Environmental History
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Teaching Load: 2/3 "including graduate courses in her/his specialization, as well as Senior Thesis Capstone on a rotating basis."
  • Applications must be done through CU Careers: Should a link issue occur, please go to CU Careers (, click on "UCCS" and look for Position 06895.
  • For full consideration: 15 Dec. 2016
  • Intend to interview at the AHA
  • Anyone have any insight as to why the contact person for this postition is the current South Asia historian on faculty? Does he intend to retire or are they simply expanding?
  • this position is to replace the current South Asian historian, who is retiring at the end of the school year
  • any news on AHA interviews? [1 Jan]
  • AHA interviews are ongoing
  • Finalists have been selected for on-campus interviews
    • Offer made? [24 Feb]
    • Any updates? [28 April] 

University of Notre Dame (USA: IN)[]

  • Tenure track position in South Asian history, broadly conceived, and/or the Indian Ocean world.
  • The search will be for a scholar at the assistant professor level, and he or she should have the ability to teach the history of the subcontinent.
  • Candidates should apply online at with a letter of application, C.V., and three confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Closes: 1 Oct. 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
  • Anyone heard from them?
  • [27 Oct] Has there been any update on this position?
  • So, still no word on this search?
  • [16 Nov] Skype interviews conducted this week 
  • Offer made

University of Southern California (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in South Asian History, to begin 1 Aug. 2017
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • In addition to demonstrating a compelling and promising research profile, the historian selected for this position is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate departmental courses, including those in the General Education curriculum, and to engage actively in efforts to enhance South Asian studies at USC
  • Applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application through the following link: .
  • The applicant should upload a CV, a letter of interest, a short writing sample, and the names of three individuals who will be contacted by USC for references.  Inquiries may be sent to Professor Philip J. Ethington at, but application materials must be submitted online.
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2016.
  • Is there any news? [12 Jan] 
  • Any updates? (10 Feb)
  • Campus visits finalized.
  • Any updates? (28 April)

Southeast Asia[]

National Institute of Education (SNG)[]

  • Lecturer in History (tenure status unclear)
  • Successful candidates must have : A PhD in History, with specialization in Southeast Asia history preferred, from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment; A good track record in teaching and research, and / or a promising trajectory in teaching and research; Ability to also teach in another area of History, such as 1) Singapore History; and /or 2) 18th and 19th century Southeast Asian history and/or 3) European history (Renaissance to Modern period), strongly preferred; Familiarity with the Singapore Secondary Social Studies curriculum and the Singapore education system preferred; Experience in teacher education strongly preferred; Excellent interpersonal, communication and technology skills and dedication to academic teaching excellence and collegiality.
  • Applicants should complete and submit the following items to: Head, Human Resource Department, National Institute of Education, 1 Nanyang Walk, 4th Storey Administration Building, Singapore 637616 - Email:
  • Application Form for Academic Positions (; A research statement; A teaching statement; A detailed curriculum vitae including a publication list, three writing samples and names of three referees and your desired starting date of employment; Your best publications;Any other documents beyond those listed here or requested on the application form that demonstrate your qualifications and credentials
  • SHORT deadline: 28 Feb. 2017

University of Southampton (UK:Eng) - Modern Chinese/South East Asia[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) in Modern Chinese History/the History of Modern South-East Asia, with a focus on the 20th/21st centuries, to begin 1 Oct. 2017
  • The successful candidate will be required to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and to develop new modules on modern Chinese History or modern South-East Asian history that will enhance the Department’s existing strengths in Modern History (for further details, see our website at: You should also be willing to contribute to team-taught modules within the History programme.
  • You will be expected to develop and carry out research in modern Chinese History or modern South-East Asian history to enhance or complement existing research strengths in the Department of History and Faculty of Humanities, and make a strong contribution to the 2020 REF and beyond. You should also be able to show how you would look to develop the wider impact of your work. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit samples of written work.
  • You must have completed or be near to completing a PhD in modern Chinese History or modern South-East Asian history, and have relevant linguistic skills. You must show a developing profile of international excellence in research and publications, together with potential for attracting research funding. You will undertake research-led teaching at all levels of the Faculty’s History programmes, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the design and teaching of new modules in History, and you will play an active role in our administrative team
  • apply online
  • Deadline: 3 Jul. 2017

University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA:WI) - Asia - Open Rank[]

  • The newly formed Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as part of its initiative to re-envision the study of the languages, cultures, and societies of Asia, is seeking to hire a scholar of the humanities or qualitative social sciences with expertise in at least one Southeast Asian language.
  • Appointment begins August, 2017.
  • Ph.D. required prior to start of appointment.
  • Rank and area of specialization are open. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate eagerness to take part in a multi-disciplinary conversation about issues in trans-Asian contexts, and who have the vision and skills to build new academic programs.
  • A tenured appointment requires a proven record of excellence in research and teaching at all levels. Salary is competitive. Qualified applicants should send a complete dossier (including letter of application, CV, and sample publication) and three letters of reference by email to
  • Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. UW-Madison is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.
  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 24, 2016.