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Clemson University (USA:SC) - South/Southeast Asia[]

  • Tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in the area of South or Southeast Asia, with preference for candidates with experience in digital history.
  • Ph.D. should be in hand by August 15, 2020
  • Applicants should have a strong research record or demonstrate promise of scholarship and be prepared to teach courses on their specialization as well as the introductory West and the World survey. Applicants should expect to contribute to both the MA program and newly-developed PhD in Digital History.
  • Candidates should make electronic submission of a cover letter, vita, three letters of reference and a writing sample to Prof. Steven Marks, SouthAsia/Southeast Asia Search Chair, Dept. of History, Clemson University, Hardin Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0527 by means of Interfolio:
  • For full consideration: 3 Dec. 2019 
  • Any updates? [Feb 1]
    • Nothing. Interfolio still shows my application as editable. Seems there's been little movement on this well as the other South Asia and related searches.
  • Any updates? [Mar 6]

DePauw University (USA:IN) - China & East Asia [non-TT][]

  • One year assistant professorship in Chinese and East Asian History, to begin Aug. 2020
  • Ph.D. (completed by August 2020) in History or a closely related field required.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "The department specifically seeks candidates to teach topics and survey courses in Chinese and East Asian History, Introduction to Asia and a topical course in Asian Studies"
  • Candidates should submit through Interfolio (, a cover letter summarizing qualifications, teaching philosophy, and research interests, CV, a sample syllabus of a course in either History or Asian Studies. and graduate transcripts. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be solicited from short-listed candidates. Application materials should provide evidence of a commitment to successfully fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas, disciplines, and experiences to create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Please contact David Gellman, History Department Chair, at with any questions.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 31 May.

Duke Kunshan University (CHN) - pre-18th C Transnational [Open rank][]

NB posted without link to original ad. Please include a direct link to the job advert when adding new positions. AFII (talk) 09:27, September 9, 2019 (UTC)

  • Faculty position in pre-18th century transnational Asian history to begin in the academic year 2020-2021.
  • This position is open with regard to rank including tenured, tenure track and non-tenure track. Mid-career and senior faculty are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in an appropriate field.
  • Candidates should have a demonstrated mastery over world historical topics related to China and its neighbors, including research that is transnational, transregional, or transcultural in scope. Special consideration will be given to historians who specialize in one or more of the following subjects: Silk Road and Eurasian history, overseas trade and exchange, religious and/or artistic interactions, and/or diplomacy and war. Candidates will be expected to teach core courses on pre-18th century Chinese history, a course on “China and the Silk Road” and other courses on China’s historical interface with the outside world.
  • In order to meet Chinese visa requirements, prior to the position start date international (non-Chinese) candidates must have worked full-time for at least two years (including post-doctoral work) after receiving their Bachelor’s degree.
  • Applicants should provide a cover letter including a clear statement of the candidate’s specific interest in DKU, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, and a teaching statement, as well as the names and contact information for three references. All materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online: . The search committee also invites and encourages letters of nomination for potential candidates. Nominations and questions about the positions may be sent to using “Transnational Asian History” as the subject line.
  • for full consideration: 15 Oct. 2019; we will accept applications until the positions are filled.

Eastern Michigan University (USA:MI) - : Social Studies Methods & Asian History[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship beginning fall 2020 in History and Social Studies Education.
  • The successful candidate’s primary teaching responsibility will be Social Studies Methods for Secondary Education, and they will also be expected to teach history classes that complement the program’s current offerings.
  • The position requires a Ph.D. in history or a related field from an accredited university (completed by August 2020) and experience teaching at the 6-12 level.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a field in Middle Eastern, Asian, or Native American History. Candidates will be expected to pursue an active research agenda, offer courses in teaching methods and history, and serve as a liaison with the College of Education.
  • To be considered for the position, candidates should submit a cover letter that outlines their research interests and mentions courses the candidate would like to teach at the introductory, upper-division, and M.A. levels, a curriculum vitae, two course syllabi, and a chapter/article sized writing sample. The committee will collect letters of recommendation from candidates advancing to the second stage.
  • Questions can be addressed to Richard Nation, Chair of the Search Committee, at  Review of applications will begin December 1.
  • Candidates can apply for the position here:
  • deadline: December 1, 2019
  • Contacted for letters and for secondary education teaching info including contacts.

Hampden-Sydney College (USA:VA) - [Non-TT: VAP][]

  • Two-year visiting position (with possible renewal for a third year) in East Asian history.
  • Subfields and specialties are open, though candidates with an interest in the premodern history of China, Japan, or Korea are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching responsibilities include a two-semester sequence in East Asian history and upper-division classes in the candidate’s specialty. The successful candidate would also be expected to participate in the college’s Global Cultures program.
  • Applicants should submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference via Interfolio at this link: The review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. For any questions please contact Dr. James Frusetta, Chair of the Department of History, at
  • Deadline: Ad states that reviews start immediately. Ad expires 21 Jun. 2020. 
— First round of interviews started April 14. 
— Final candidate selected; unfortunately, the college's administration is not finalizing any new contracts until a better idea of student enrollments for Fall 2020 has been obtained (since many institutions moved deposit days back to June 1), so the search is still "frozen" rather than concluded. 

Midwestern State University (USA:TX) - Indian Ocean World, Southeast Asia, and/or China[]

  • Assistant/Associate professor, tenure-track, starting Fall 2020.
  • Specialization in imperialism/colonialism with geographic expertise in the Indian Ocean World, Southeast Asia, and/or China.
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 Teaching experience is required, as is the ability to teach both the US and World civilization survey courses; willingness and ability to periodically teach online preferred. Long-term job success requires commitment to teaching and advising excellence.
  • Send letter of application, vita, and request three reference letters be sent to: Dr. John Ashbrook, Chairman, History Department, Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76308-2099.
  • Electronic submissions required.
  • Deadline: 15 Jan 2019
  • Crossposted to World/Global/Transnational_History_2019-20
  • Anyone heard anything about this job?
  • Phone interview requested. (x2)
  • [24 Feb. 20] Any on-campus invites yet?
  • Recieved email that they found a candidate. 

National Chengchi University (TWN) - Modern China, Asia or World [Open Rank][]

  • Full-Time Faculty Position, assistant professor, associate professor, or professor, History of Modern China; History of Modern Asia; or History of Modern World, to begin Aug. 2020
  • Doctorate in history or related field of studies.
  • Candidates must have a record of academic work published within 5 years at time of application.
  • Non-native Chinese-language speakers – working knowledge of Mandarin Chinese preferred
  • For specifics and details about qualifications and requirements see:
  • Deadline: 27 Feb. 2020

St. Norbert College (USA: WI) - Asian History[]

  • One-year visiting position in Asian history for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Area of specialization is open.
  • The expected teaching assignment is three courses per semester: two sections of a lower-level Asian history course and one upper-level course in some aspect of Asian history. 
  • PhD preferred, ABD acceptable.
  • Interested candidates should click on the “apply now” link found on the job posting  and submit: 1.) An application letter that addresses teaching effectiveness, scholarly interests, and experience and 2.) A curriculum vitae that includes a list of courses taught. Additionally, please have three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Paul Johnson, Associate Dean of Humanities, St. Norbert College, sent to (Administrative Assistant of Humanities).
  • Deadline for applications is April 1st, 2020, although screening of applications will begin immediately. 

Tel Aviv University (ISR) Japan or China[]

  • Tenure-track position in East Asian Studies with a focus on Japan or China, to begin Oct 2020
  • We seek candidates familiar with current theoretical discourse, with a proven record of excellence in research and teaching, who have published their work in academic journals and presses. Focusing on the core themes of the department, in the following order, may be an advantage: modern and contemporary China or Japan; History of science in China or Japan; Religion and thought in China or Japan.
  • The position requires teaching in Hebrew, which the successful candidate will be expected to do by the beginning of the third year of employment, and the ability to conduct independent research in the relevant field. Candidates must hold a PhD or receive their PhD before filling the position.
  • Candidates should send their applications including a CV, a list of publications, samples of publications, a short description of their next research project (up to one page), and 2-3 potential course syllabi to: Dr. Ori Sela, Chair, Department of East Asian Studies by email: Additionally, three letters of recommendation from senior scholars in the field are to be sent directly by the referees to this address.
  • Deadline: 12 Mar. 2020

Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi (USA:TX) - Asia & the World[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor in the history of Asia and the World, broadly defined, beginning August 2020.
  • The preferred fields are modern East Asian, modern Southeast Asian, or Asian American history. Preference will also be given to candidates working in a comparative, transnational, or global context or specializing in the broader history of trans-Pacific and U.S.-Asia relations.
  • PhD in history is required; advanced ABD considered, but must have PhD in hand by August, 2020.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 The successful candidate will teach upper division courses in Asian history, two sections of the candidate’s preferred half of the U.S. Survey each semester, as well as undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the area of specialization
  • TO APPLY: All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position. A completed application will include: 1. A letter of application addressing qualifications listed, including a statement of teaching/research philosophy; 2. A curriculum vitae that clearly identifies courses taught; 3. Three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email address; 4. Copies of transcripts of graduate coursework; and 5. A writing sample
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2019
  • Why do they search this positon almost every year? Any problem keeping the newly hired?
  • Interview scheduled
  • Any word on campus interviews?
  • Did anyone receive an invitation to campus? (Jan 30)
  • They already contacted finalists for campus visits. (Jan 30)
    • Rejection received (Feb 20)

Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (ITL) - East & South-East Asia[]

  • Tenure track position for an Assistant Professor in the area of: History of East and South-East Asia.
  • Ca’ Foscari is looking for a researcher in the area of History of East and South-East Asia, who will be involved in the “Department of Excellence” project. The successful candidate should be capable of inspiring students to become game-changers in their own fields and to make a genuine difference in the world.
  • apply online
  • Deadline: 14 Jan. 2020

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - Early Modern South Asian/East Asian History (1500-1800)[]

  • University Lecturer in Early Modern South Asian/East Asian History (1500-1800), to begin 1 Oct. 2020
  • The appointee will be responsible for teaching South and/or East Asian history as well as contributing to general World history teaching, at all levels from first-year undergraduate to PhD. Candidates should have expertise in area or regional studies as well as interests in conceptual or comparative history with relevance to the fields of world/global history
  • Candidates must have exceptional abilities in research as well as teaching with a demonstrable capacity and willingness to take on administrative tasks. They must have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills; show a commitment to supporting students academically; and be able and ready to co-operate in Faculty activities. Proficiency in relevant languages and a record of engagement with scholars and universities in the wider world will be advantageous. The successful candidate must hold, by the start of the appointment, a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant field.
  • Applicants seeking further information about the post are invited to contact Professor Alexandra Walsham, Chair of the Faculty of History:
  • If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Joanne Pearson, HR Administrator, Tel: +44 (0)1223 335350, Email:
  • Please quote reference JJ21724 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Apply online
  • Deadline: 2 Feb. 2020 2 Mar 2020
  • NB the extremely short advertising period for this position might mean the university cannot sponsor work visas, check before applying (if you have time!!) - reported date to and it has been corrected.

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - [non-TT] Modern[]

  • Four year Temporary University Lecturer in Modern Asian History, to begin 1 Oct. 2020
  • Teaching duties may include lecturing and supervisory contribution to Part I (first and second year) undergraduate courses in World History (Paper 21 and Paper 23) and a Part I 'Themes and Sources' paper in 2020-21 and the relevant papers that will replace these in the new Part I of the Tripos due to be launched in 2021-2. The post holder may also be asked to contribute Part II Specified (thematic or area studies) papers, and to make a substantial contribution to classes and training in the MPhil in World History. They will be expected to supervise and examine undergraduate and MPhil dissertations and examinations, as required. The successful candidate will also participate in post-graduate research seminars such as the World History seminar.
  • Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent and will be an outstanding researcher in their field, ideally with publications in hand as well as evidence of excellent teaching experience and administrative skills. They should show a commitment to supporting students academically; and be able and ready to co-operate in Faculty activities. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of, and commitment to, the Asian region, or some distinct portion of it, as well as broader interests in themes and theories relevant to world and global history. Preference may be given to a specialist on East Asia
  • To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: Please ensure that you upload any additional documents required to the 'upload' section of the online application. Applicants seeking further information about the post are invited to contact Professor Alexandra Walsham, Chair of the Faculty of History: If you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Joanne Pearson, HR Administrator, Tel: +44 (0)1223 335350, Email: Please quote reference JJ21727 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
  • Deadline: 2 Mar. 2020

University of Florida (USA:FL)[]

  • full-time, nine-month, tenure track appointment in modern Asian history at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 16, 2020.
  • Area of specialization is open (East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia transregional/transnational).
  • Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the starting date.
  • Teaching Load 4 courses/year at the undergraduate and graduate level in Asian history and thematic areas of expertise
  • For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and a complete application includes: (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) a dissertation chapter or article-length writing sample, and (4) three confidential letters of recommendation (an electronic request will be sent automatically to your recommenders). The search committee may request additional materials from candidates who advance in consideration, including a teaching portfolio (consisting of a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and course evaluations) or additional writing samples.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2019 and continues until position filled
  • Interview scheduled for early December. (Nov. 26)
  • Campus visit in mid-January to early February (Dec. 18)

University of Portland (USA:OR) - [non-TT:VAP] Asian or Pacific Islander History[]

  • One-year Visiting Instructor position in Asian or Pacific Islander history beginning Fall 2020, for the 2020-21 academic year.
  • Area of specialization is open (East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Pacific Islands, transregional/transnational).
  • This is a one-year, full-time faculty position with benefits.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 three courses will be lower-division surveys and one will be an upper-division course in a specialized topic of Asian history wtihin the candidate's field of expertise.
  • Required: Ph.D. or ABD in Asian or Pacific Islander History or Asian/Pacific Islander Studies.
  • Review begins: 31 Jan 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.


The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CHN) - Modern][]

  • Senior Lecturer/Lecturer – Modern Chinese History, The appointee is expected to commence work in the academic year 2019-20.
  • Applicants should have (i) a Ph.D. degree in History, China Studies, Cultural Studies or other majors related to modern Chinese history; (ii) interest and preferably experience in teaching Modern Chinese History at tertiary level; (iii) proficiency in Chinese and/or English; and (iv) A proven record of teaching excellence and experience in leading small group seminars would be an advantage.
  • The appointee will be responsible for (a) teaching a course on “Chinese Modern History and Culture” and other relevant courses; (b) designing e-learning materials; and (c) assisting in curriculum development and administrative assignments.
  • Please send cover letter, full curriculum vitae, statements about one’s teaching and research, recent teaching-related information, such as teaching evaluations, and at least three recommendation letters by email to
  • Deadline: not stated in ad "Applications will be considered until the post is filled."

Elon University (USA:NC)[]

  • continuing-track assistant professorshio in Chinese history (Qing dynasty to the present preferred), to begin Mid-August 2020
  • Applicants must demonstrate both excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level as well as strong scholarly potential. PhD in history is required, as are strong language skills in their field of research. Teaching will include: introductory and upper-division courses in their specialization, World in the Twentieth Century, and classes in the Elon Core Curriculum. Interest in teaching study-abroad classes is desirable.
  • Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. in history by August 1, 2020.
  • To apply, please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and an article-length writing sample. All materials should be sent electronically to: Michael Matthews, Chair, Chinese History Search Committee,
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2019
  • Skype interview scheduled for Nov. 22 (received invitation on Nov. 14)
  • Any updates after interviews? (Dec.3)
  • Campus visit in February (Dec. 6)

George Washington University (USA:DC)[]

  • tenure track Assistant Professor in the field of Modern Chinese History.
  • Modern Chinese history is defined broadly to include the period from the establishment of the Qing dynasty to late 20th century and the rule of the CCP. Within that time period, the School and department welcome applicants working on any historical topic and specialization.
  • A Ph.D. in history or relevant interdisciplinary field at the time of appointment.
  • Teaching responsibilities will include instructing undergraduate and graduate students in the Elliott School and other students at the University. It is expected that the successful applicant will regularly teach courses on modern Chinese history, share the responsibility of teaching world history (a required course for incoming Elliott School students), and participate in instruction for the MA in Asian Studies.
  • Please complete an online faculty application at Applicants should upload a current curriculum vita, a research and teaching statement, a writing sample, sample course syllabi and include contact details for three referees.
  • Review begins: 18 Nov. 2019 and will continue until the position is filled
  • Any update? (Dec 23)
  • Nothing here. I assume they've already at least scheduled interviews. Most other schools are already scheduling campus visits. (Dec. 27)
  • Any news from any quarter? Their application date was before Thanksgiving, then there was winter break, so it's reasonable that they're only getting to the applications now. (Jan 19)
  • First-stage interview scheduled for Jan 24. x2
  • First-stage interview scheduled for Jan 27. (Jan 23) (This is relatively short notice--did GWU also write to schedule those Jan 24 interviews today?)
    • Got the email on Tue for a Fri interview
  • Did they decide to make it a Qing/Republican-focused search after all?
  • Request for additional writing samples (Jan 29) (did everyone who had a first-stage interview get this?) x2
  • So is this search still just moving very slowly or have campus visit invites gone out? (Feb 21)
  • Campus visit invites sent out (Feb 11)

Kings College London (UK:Eng) - Contemporary Chinese History[]

  • Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc prof) specialising in Chinese History post-1900
  • The post-holder will conduct and publish high quality research in the subject, seek external research funding and engage in impact-generating activities. They will develop and design new modules in their area of specialism, and contribute to the planning, organisation and delivery of other teaching activities. They will assume pastoral and administrative responsibilities, and participate actively in the life and culture of the department. A strong research track record, excellent teaching ability, outstanding interpersonal skills and a collaborative ethos are essential for the role
  • Selection process: The selection process will take place towards the end of March 2020. It will consist of a presentation to History Department staff and graduate students, followed by an interview with the selection panel.
  • Contact: Professor Stephen Lovell: 0207 848 2667
  • Application details: To apply, please register with the King’s College London application portal and complete your application online.
  • Additional application details: To assist in the shortlisting process, applicants are asked to include a copy of an article or chapter (either published or intended for publication). Applicants should make clear in their supporting statement how they meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of their skills and experience. This may include experience gained in employment, education, or during career breaks (such as time out to care for dependants).
  • Deadline: 27 Feb. 2020

University of California - Berkeley (USA: CA)[]

  • Assistant Professor - China Since 1949 - Department of History, full-time tenure-track, expected starting date of July 1, 2020
  • The position is defined as "China since 1949." We welcome applications from candidates working on topics within all subfields of History (political history, economic history, environmental history, cultural history, intellectual history, social history, diplomatic history, the history of gender and sexuality, the history of migration and diaspora etc.). Applicants with research projects that connect developments in post-1949 China to pre-1949 origins are encouraged to apply.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent international degree is preferred by date of hire. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate a superior command of archives and bibliography necessary for the training of advanced graduate students in the field of “China since 1949.” Competence in English as primary working language.
  • All application items must be submitted electronically. Three letters of recommendation are required. Also required: CV; Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work (1 item required, up to 3).
  • Questions may be addressed to Peter Zinoman, Chair, at Questions about the application process can be directed to Kimberly Bissell, Academic Personnel Coordinator, at
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2019
    • Rejection email received. (x3)
    • Skype Interviews in progress Week of 18 Nov.

University of California, Santa Barbara (USA:CA) - Middle Period[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in Middle Period Chinese history, c. 618-1644, to begin July 1, 2020
  • We welcome applications from scholars who research any aspect of Middle Period Chinese history. We are especially interested in candidates whose work connects with other scholars in the department
  • The successful candidate will teach HIST 2A: World History, Prehistory to 1000 CE or HIST 2B: World History, 1000 CE – 1700 CE and contribute to the department's lower-division, upper-division, and graduate curriculum.
  • Familiarity with digital methods is preferred but not required.
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter discussing current and future research and teaching interests; a curriculum vitae; one writing sample; and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the Search Committee through UC Recruit We also strongly encourage candidates to submit an optional statement of diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students. If not provided at time of application, semi-finalists will be asked to provide a syllabus for an undergraduate course of their specialty and an undergraduate course for a more general audience, and a second writing sample
  • Address inquiries to Professor Kate McDonald, Middle Period China History Search Committee Chair, at
  • Review begins: 7 Nov. 2019
  • Any updates? (2 Dec) 
  • Invitation for Zoom interview (Dec. 5)
  • Any updates after Zoom interview? (Jan 29)

University of Colorado Denver (USA:CO)[]

  • Assistant professor of Chinese history, with an ability to teach Modern East Asian history more broadly
  • Successful candidate must have demonstrated success in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students of diverse races, ethnicities, nationalities, and genders, including first-generation students.
  • Our new colleague must have or develop an active and independent research agenda that contributes to the intellectual life of the department
  • The colleague we seek will also demonstrate good citizenship through service to the department, university, community, and profession
  • Applicants must hold a doctorate in history when the position begins in August 2020
  • Questions can be directed to Professor Marjorie Levine-Clark, search chair,
  • Applications are accepted electronically at, (search for job number 17242)
  • Deadline 1 Nov. 2019 but we will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
  • Any updates? (Dec. 1)
    • Request for phone interview (Dec. 2) (x2)
  • Post-interview rejection email (Dec. 16)

University of Göttingen (DEU) - Chinese/Transnational[]

  • Lecturer - Chinese/Transnational History, to begin 1 Oct. 2020
  • Applications are invited for the above full time post of lecturer (wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in). The position is attached to the chair professorship of Prof. Dominic Sachsenmaier, and it is based at the Department of East Asian Studies at Göttingen University. The successful candidate will be appointed for three years, and after this period there is a possibility of an extension for another three years. The salary level follows the 13 TV-L scale of the German State of Lower Saxony. The job profile includes independent research, some administrative tasks for the Department of East Asian Studies, the participation in – mostly international – research projects, and teaching responsibilities (according to § 31 NHG). Successful candidates are also expected to make additional contributions to the following area of research: Chinese history and its transnational/ global historical entanglements.
  • Application requirements: applicants should have a highly qualified Ph.D in East Asian Studies/Chinese Studies, History or any other relevant field. Their main area of research should cover an aspect of modern China (17th – 21st centuries) and its transnational/global historical entanglements. The candidates should be ready to contribute to already existing research projects and networks; in addition, they should be inclined to participate in the buildup of new ones. They also should have some experience with teaching and academic publishing and excellent skills in Standard Chinese and English. A solid command of German is not a requirement but the candidates should be willing and able to acquire these skills in the near future. Individuals with significant international experiences and innovative research projects are particularly encouraged to apply. Moreover, applicants should have already demonstrated excellent skills as students and/or postdoctoral scholars. This lecturer position will support the qualification of junior scholars which includes the possibility (albeit not a requirement) to pursue a postdoctoral habilitation as it is offered in the German academic system.
  • he application package should include a motivation letter (max 2 pages), a CV, copies of diploma and some (optional) supporting documents like sample publications. Please send your applications (preferably in electronic form) to Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Ostasiatisches Seminar, Heinrich-Düker-Weg 14, 37073 Göttingen, Germany. E-Mail:
  • Deadline: 13 May 2020

Washington University in St. Louis (USA:MO) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern Chinese History
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2020
  • The successful candidate will prepare classes in her/his area of specialization, be active in research and publication, perform university service, and contribute to the community of East Asia specialists in related departments and programs.
  • Please send a letter of application, c.v., and three letters of reference (under separate cover) via Interfolio.
  • Review begins: 7 Oct. 2019 and continues until position filled
  • Interfolio application status was briefly turned into "incomplete," indicating that a writing sample was needed. The application however was not editable. A few days later, the status returned to "complete" with the request for a writing sample gone.
  • 21 Oct. 2019 Writing Sample Requested
  • [8 Nov] any updates?
    • No news here since being asked for a writing sample. (9 Nov) (x2)
  • any updates (Nov 16)?
    • Nothing here. I figure schools might reach out this week to schedule interviews for the week after Thanksgiving. If no news this week, likely nothing until the week after Thanksgiving. Of course, no news is not necessiarly good news. Some schools won't send rejections until March or later. (Nov. 17)
    • Same here--no news. I agree about Thanksgiving. Maybe Skype interviews in early December, campus visits in the early spring? And perhaps one of those mysterious rejection emails you get three years after applying. (Nov. 17)
  • ZOOM interview scheduled for early December. (Nov. 21) (x2)
  • Rejection email post-interview (Dec. 15)
  • Neither rejection nor acceptance here--anyone else have news? (Dec. 17)
  • Know someone who's got a campus visit (Jan 10)
    • campus visits finished (Jan 27)
  • Offer made to preferred candidate. (Feb. 14)

East Asia[]

California State University - Dominguez Hills (USA: CA)[]

  • Assistant Professor of Asian History. History Department, tenure-track, starting in August 2020.
  • Specialization in East Asia and transnational networks and interactions is preferred. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a record of teaching excellence, a strong ongoing research agenda, and a commitment to the student population served by the University.
  • The successful candidate will teach a range of specialized courses in the history of Asia, including our methodological sequence of research and writing courses. The candidate will also teach general education and pre-requisite courses in world history.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in the discipline of History, with a research specialization in East Asian history.  Degree must be in hand at time of appointment. Demonstrated ability to teach world history, Asian history from antiquity to the present, and disciplinary methods.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Evidence of at least two years of effective teaching as instructor of record. Evidence of ability to employ high impact practices and pedagogies that promote student success, retention, and graduation. Research agenda involving transnational networks and interactions. Evidence of research productivity.
  • Required: Cover letter, CV, unofficial transcripts for all graduate work. (An official transcript will be required for the finalist. For finalists with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.) A statement of the applicant's teaching philosophy that demonstrates how their commitment to diversity is reflected in their teaching and/or scholarship. Applicants selected for campus interviews will be asked to submit additional evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly potential. Contact information for three (3) references.
  • Applicants should also request three (3) references to submit electronic letters of recommendation directly to  Letters should be addressed to: Dr. Bianca Murillo, Chair, Asian History Search Committee, Department of History, California State University Dominguez Hills, 1000 East Victoria Street, Carson, CA 90747.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2019. The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2019. For full consideration please submit your completed application no later than November 1, 2019.
  • Zoom interview scheduled for mid December
  • Anyone knows if they have scheduled campus visits or sent rejections yet? [Jan 14]

Georgetown University (USA:DC) - [Non-TT][]

  • Assistant Teaching Professor of East Asian history for the academic year 2020-21.
  • PhD must be in hand by 1 Aug. 2020. Demonstrated effectiveness in university teaching is required for the position. Proficiency in one or more East Asian language is expected.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses "two of which will comprise an East Asian History survey over two semesters. The other three courses will be at the upper level, one of which may be a graduate seminar"
  • Click and follow the on-screen instructions to submit the required materials below. Applicants are encouraged to combine the materials into a single PDF. The application system will only accept up to 5 files (up to 5 MB each): CV that includes contact information for 3 references; Sample syllabi for an East Asian survey; Sample syllabi for one upper level course
  • Deadline: 15 Mar. 2020

National Chengchi University (TWN) - Taiwanese History[]

  • Open Rank position in Taiwanese History
  • Qualifications: Doctorate in history or related field of studies. (To be able to listen, speak, and write Chinese as the basic language requirement.)
  • Required Application Documents
  • 1. Copy of doctoral diploma and evidence of work experience. Foreign Academic Credentials must be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs's overseas 43embassies
  • 2. Three copies of dissertation thesis.
  • 3. The applicants who have assistant professor (or above) certificate shall have work(s) published and have to mail 3 copies each to NCCU. One of the following conditions shall be met: A) a book published by a professional or academic publisher (with verification letter from publisher about peer review process). Within 5 years at time of application. B) Two papers reviewed by at least two peers and published in academic journals, as well as one research grant from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology can take the place of one article within 5 years at time of application.
  • 4. Doctoral degree transcripts ( not necessary for those who have assistant professor or above certificate) . Foreign Academic Credentials must be authenticated by Ministry of Foreign Affairs's overseas embassies.
  • 5. Teacher certificate (if available)
  • 6. Curriculum Vitae
  • 7. List of publications.
  • 8. Research plan.
  • 9. Two proposed courses to teach and sample syllabi.
  • 10. Abstract in Chinese of representative work.
  • Please mail all the requirements to: Graduate Institute of Taiwan History, National Cheng-chi University No. 64, Sec. 2, Zhi-nan Road, Wenshan District, Taipei, Taiwan E-mail:
  • Deadline: postmarked 31 Aug. 2020

Southwestern University (USA:TX) - [Non-TT:VAP][]

  • three-year benefits-eligible position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in East Asian history
  • The second and third years of the appointment are contingent on satisfactory performance
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 "The position requires teaching one World History course (with significant pre- or early modern coverage) and a combination of regional surveys and thematic seminars drawn from the candidate’s areas of expertise"
  • Qualifications preferred include Ph.D. completed by the time of appointment.
  • a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference should be submitted ... to
  • For full consideration: 2 Mar. 2020 Application materials received after this date may be considered until the position is filled

University of Alberta (CAN) - [non-TT][]

  • 8 month, 2 year position, as an Assistant Lecturer in the history of East Asia, to begin 1 Sept. 2020
  • Teaching Load: 3 courses/semester "The teaching assignment will vary depending on the person’s specialization and program needs, but will usually include a two-semester survey of East Asian history (pre- and post-1500) and more specialized courses at the senior undergraduate level."
  • Applicants must hold a PhD in the history of East Asia, field and specialization open, or be ABD with a firm expectation of completing the PhD before August 1, 2020. Demonstrated effectiveness in university teaching and the ability to teach broadly in East Asian history are requirements for the position. Proficiency in one or more East Asian language is expected.
  • Although this is primarily a teaching position, the lecturer is expected to remain current with the relevant literature in their field. The appointee may be eligible to hold internal and external research grants as a member of the academic staff of the University, and will have access to a modest annual allowance for research activity and/or conference participation.
  • How to Apply: Please apply online at
  • Deadline: 2 Mar. 2020

University of Manchester (UK:Eng)[]

  • Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer (~tenured asst/assoc or assoc/full prof) in East Asian History, to begin 1 Jan. 2020
  • Candidates with interests in any area of East Asian history, including South East Asia, and especially in Chinese History, are encouraged to apply. Applications from candidates with research interests that map onto one or more of History’s existing research groups and centres (The Centre for Economic Cultures; the Centre for the Cultural History of War; Embodied Emotions; Political Cultures; Race, Roots and Resistance) are particularly welcome although other research areas will be considered.
  • The successful candidate must be able to team-teach our Level One module (Modern China) and our Level Two module (Late Imperial China). At Level Three, she/he should offer a module based on his/her research expertise.
  • You will have an outstanding record of academic publication in East Asian History, appropriate to their career stage, compatible with inclusion in our submission to REF 2021. You will contribute to existing undergraduate and postgraduate courses. These team-taught courses are subject to review and revision at regular intervals in order to incorporate the interests of new staff. At level 3 she/he will devise and teach a specialist course based on their area of research expertise.
  • Deadline: 18 Nov. 2019
    • Rejection received (Dec 16)


Pacific University (USA:OR) - [Non-TT] - Modern[]

  • One year visiting assistant professorship in Modern Japanese History, to begin Fall 2020
  • Applicants should have a Ph.D. in history
  • The teaching load is 6 courses per year. Fall classes include First Year Seminar, 100-level East Asian Civilization, and 200-level Modern Japan. Spring courses are flexible.
  • Send cover letter addressing the applicant's fit with a liberal arts university, C.V., and contact information for three professional references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a teaching statement-all in a single PDF to: Social Science Administrative Assistant Rebeka Andrade via
  • Review begins 6 April with a deadline of 15 Apr. 2020
  • [11 May] Offer made and accepted

Universtiy of Leiden (NDL)[]

  • University Lectureship in History of Japan through the 19th Century
  • We offer a fulltime fixed-term position, from August 2020 through July 2022, with the possibility of a permanent position thereafter, depending on need, funding and good performance
  • Key responsibilities: original research involving primary sources and fieldwork as appropriate; Teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels, in lecture and seminar formats, including the supervision of BA and MA theses; Teaching in various teaching programmes of the faculty, including BA International Studies; Supervision of PhD research; Acquisition of research funding from outside sources; Administrative duties, commensurate with career stage; Representation of the field to external audiences and media.
  • Selection criteria: A PhD degree in a relevant field. Candidates near completion of the degree will be considered.; Specialist expertise in the history of Japan, with proven affinity with pre-Meiji sources. A research and publication record that is commensurate with career stage; The ability to teach and to supervise written work on Japanese history at the BA, MA, and PhD levels; the ability to teach and supervise written work on modern and contemporary topics at the BA level; The ability, certainly in teaching and preferably in research, to engage with wider East Asian and Asian contexts, and to position the study of Japanese history in transnational and global configurations (keyword: Sinosphere); Research experience in Japan, and familiarity with modern and contemporary cultural developments in the region; Commitment to high-quality teaching practice, wide teaching scope in terms of content and audiences (e.g. students majoring in Japanese Studies, Asian Studies, and International Studies; students in other fields taking cross-listed electives; etc.); Affinity with area studies, and the ability to work from interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative perspectives; A willingness to help develop research and teaching involving Leiden University’s Japan-related collections; An excellent command of classical Japanese and of modern Japanese. Proficiency in other East Asian languages is an advantage; Commitment to the acquisition of research funding from national and international funding bodies; Administrative abilities, as measured against career stage; An excellent command of English.
  • The majority of the MA programs at Leiden University are taught in English, and staff members who have a better command of English than of Dutch may teach in English in BA programs as well. If the lecturer is not Dutch-speaking, she or he is expected to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years from taking up duty. LIAS will make resources available to this end.
  • Applicants should submit online. Please ensure that you include in one single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given Name – Vacancy Number' and in this order: A letter of motivation including a personal vision of Japan Studies; A CV including education and employment history, publications and courses taught; A statement of teaching philosophy; Sample course descriptions; Teaching evaluations; Names, positions and email addresses of three referees (no reference letters).
  • Deadline: 10 Jan. 2020
  • The interviews with shortlisted candidates are tentative scheduled for late February- March 2020.


South Asia[]

Durham University (UK:Eng) - [two positions][]

Readvertised, 2 Oct. 2019 with new deadline

  • Professor AND Associate Professor in South Asian History
  • We are looking for two scholars of exceptional ability to join our internationally-renowned Department of History, taking up two newly-created posts in the history of South Asia: a professor/associate professor and an assistant professor.
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2019 [2 Oct] - positon appears to have been readvertised with a new deadline of 6 Dec. 2019
  • Any word on this one?
  • Received generic rejection letter (Jan 23) stating did not make long-list (applied for Asst Prof position)
  • [Feb 4] Receievd a generic rejection letter.
  • [Jan 31] Short-listed and received an invitation for a campus job-talk and interview (for Asst Prof post)

Middle Tennessee State University (USA:TN)[]

  • tenure track assistant/associate professorship in the history of South Asia, to begin 1 Aug. 2020
  • Applicants must have a terminal degree in History or closely related field by appointment date.
  • [NB unclear if these teaching requirements apply to this job or to the one in the history of the Americas being co-advertised] "The successful candidate will be expected to teach surveys of U.S. History (126360) or American History surveys (126020), as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s area of specialization and will have the ability to work collaboratively with faculty and students in our nationally recognized public history program. An active research agenda is expected"
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 29 Nov. 2019.
  • Any new developments? 
  • Request for phone interview in January (contacted Dec. 4)
  • Any news?
  • Any updates? [Mar 6]
  • Any news? [April 7]

National University of Singapore (SNG)[]

  • Associate Professor rank, in South Asian History, to commence in 2020.
  • The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda rooted in the history of Islamic political philosophy and thought and the varieties of religious practices within South Asian Islam, a proven ability to conduct research in a South Asian language, and an international profile commensurate with her or his rank and stage of career. A demonstrated ability to teach the history of South Asia, as well as the broader history of Asia, and/or World History, is also important. A well-developed specialty, evidenced by publications, in Islamic political discourse in South Asia will be well regarded. Additionally, the ideal candidate should be able to contribute to research conducted at NUS’s research institutes on contemporary South Asia. A competitive remuneration package, based on the qualifications and experience of the candidate, will be offered.
  • Please submit documents to: Chair, Search Committee (South Asia),Department of History, National University of Singapore, 11 Arts Link, AS1-05-08, Singapore 117573 - OR email:
  • Review begins: 27 Dec. 2019 and continues until position filled

Stanford University (USA:CA) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in modern south asian history (emphasis 19th & 20thC), to begin 1 Sept. 2020
  • PhD must be in hand by start date
  • Applicants will be expected to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. We particularly encourage applicants who are able to bring their work and interests into a wide conversation amongst both specialists and non-specialists across the university.
  • Applicants should submit the following materials online at - 1.Cover letter addressing research and teaching interests; 2. Curriculum vitae; 3. One writing sample; 4. Three letters of recommendation
  • For full consideration: 15 Sept. 2019
  • The search committee will conduct preliminary interviews by video-conferencing in October 2019.
  • Any update?
  • Received generic rejection letter (Oct)

Stony Brook University (SUNY; USA: NY): Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Anandavalli and Dr. G. Swaminathan Endowed Research Professorship in Tamil[]

  • Stony Brook University invites applications for the Anandavalli and Dr. G. Swaminathan Endowed Research Professorship in Tamil, a full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (open rank) to commence in Fall 2020. The successful candidate’s primary appointment will be in one of the following departments: Art, History, Linguistics, or Music, with possible secondary or affiliate appointments in other departments as appropriate. Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in innovative research and potential to participate in the teaching mission of the Department they join. The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective interdisciplinary teacher and mentor at the undergraduate and graduate levels, supervise PhD students in research and professional development, and be an active participant in community outreach activities. Applications are encouraged from Tamil Studies scholars in any relevant area of the Humanities, Arts, or Social Sciences. The Endowment will provide funds for salary, research, conferences, colloquia, and other scholarly activities.
  • Please contact with any questions you may have.
  • Salary: Dependent upon Qualifications
  • Qualifications: Required: PhD from an accredited institution prior to start date with specialization in one of the possible appointing departments or related field. Native or near-native fluency in written and spoken Tamil. A record of research related to Tamil studies in one of the possible appointing departments or related field
  • Preferred: A distinguished national/international reputation or potential for sustained scholarly accomplishments. Evidence of or potential for excellence in research and service; undergraduate and graduate teaching; interdisciplinary collaboration; and community outreach.
  • Application Instructions: A complete application will consist of five items, including the required Application form: 1) a cover letter that addresses the criteria for the position, 2) CV, 3) sample of representative scholarly work, 4) names and contact information for three references.
  • Review of applicant files will begin on February 17, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries may be directed to the College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean, Chair of the Swaminathan Search Committee. (631) 632-6999.
  • Review begins: 17 February 2020 and continues until position filled
    • [24 Feb.] letters and additional materials requested
    • [19 May] Remote interviews week of May 18-22
    • [18 June] Remote campus visits late June/early July

South East Asia[]

Singapore Management University (SNG) - [open rank][]

  • tenure-track position in the Politics & History of Southeast Asia at the level of Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor.
  • We are seeking candidates who conduct research on the politics and history of contemporary Southeast Asia, specializing in either individual countries, comparative historical analysis, or the region as a whole. We are particularly interested in candidates who complement the current research strengths in SOSS. The successful candidate will display a record of, or high potential for, scholarly research, as well as demonstrated teaching aptitude.
  • The position requires a doctorate in Political Science, History, or a closely related field.
  • The research support is excellent and salary and benefits are highly competitive. The teaching load is comparable to other research universities, and typically, junior faculty receive a 3-course per year teaching load for their first contract.
  • The application package should be in electronic form and include: (1) a cover letter describing research and teaching interests, (2) a curriculum vitae (including teaching experience and a list of referees), (3) a professional writing sample, and (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations). Applicants for the level of Assistant Professor should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be delivered to: The Dean’s Office, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road, Level 4, Singapore 178903, or email to: Applicants for the level of Associate or Full Professor only need submit the contact information of three references, who will be contacted if the applicant is shortlisted. For documents not available in electronic format, hard copies should be sent directly to: The Dean’s Office, School of Social Sciences, Singapore Management University, 90 Stamford Road, Level 4, Singapore 178903.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2019

University of California, Santa Cruz (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in the history of South East Asia, with an emphasis on environmental history
  • All Southeast Asia geographical and topical subfields welcome. In addition to environmental history, the department is particularly interested in expanding offerings in imperialism and postcolonialism, gender, labor, ethnicity, coastal connections, trade and political economy, and migration and diaspora. The successful candidate will also work with the newly founded Center for Southeast Asian Coastal Interactions.
  • Teaching Load: 5 course 'equivalency' workload "which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying out other academic and professional service responsibilities. Applicants will be expected to conduct research, advise and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and contribute to department, university, and professional service."
  • For full consideration: 5 Nov. 2019
    • (25 Nov.) Request for first-round interview
    • (3 Dec) Has anyone heard anything?
    • (10 Jan) My friend just got an on-campus interview.
    • (11 Jan) Still no news. Any rejections yet?
    • (10 March) Offer extended and accepted