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Nanyang University (SNG) - [Senior Hire][]

Northern Michigan University - Asian & World[]

Simmons University (USA:MA)[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Asian/Global History with a focus in Digital Humanities, beginning Fall 2022
  • Diverse geographic areas of specialization, including East and South Asia and the Indian Ocean are welcome.
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses/year - The History Department teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses including trans-nationalism, gender history, collective memory, environmental history, and conflict analysis. We seek individuals who can contribute to teaching the World History sequence and to those who incorporate trans-Asian, comparative and digital humanities methodologies into their scholarship and public-facing work.
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2021

Southern Oregon University (USA:OR)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor with teaching and research expertise in the history of Asia.
  • Historians working in comparative history, social or cultural history, or diasporic studies are especially encouraged to apply
  • Teaching Load: 3/3/3 Professorial faculty members typically teach three classes per eleven-week quarter, with three quarters comprising the regular academic year...New faculty members can expect a mix of teaching responsibilities including introductory surveys, upper-division discussion and lecture courses, and methods and capstone courses.
  • Application materials should include the following: a cover letter (describing teaching and research interests), curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation
  • Deadline: 15 Jan. 2022

University of British Columbia - Okanagan (CAN) - South or East[]

  • tenure-track faculty Assistant Professor position in South Asian or East Asian History, to begin 1 Jul. 2022
  • The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a closely related field (e.g., Asian Studies with an historical focus) by the start of the appointment, an active scholarly profile and demonstrated high-quality experience in research and publication, as well as demonstrated excellence of relevant teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research, teaching and graduate supervision, and to engage in service, to establish a strong externally funded research program, and to engage with the interdisciplinary nature of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching introductory survey history courses as well as developing and teaching new upper-level courses in their area of expertise
  • Applications are to be submitted online in one continuous PDF file at  and should include: (i)  A cover letter outlining qualification for the position and fit with the History program and the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; (ii)  A curriculum vitae; (iii) A two-page statement of research; (iv) A statement of teaching philosophy and interests, including classes prepared to teach, and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (v) Up to three scholarly publications that demonstrate contributions to the field; and (vi) a one-page diversity statement (i.e. experience working within a diverse environment and contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion on campus) (vii) The names and contact information of three referees. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Ruth Frost, Head of the Department of History and Sociology, at
  • Deadline: 13 Dec. 2021

University of South Carolina (USA:SC) - South or East[]

  • tenure track Assistant Professor position in East or South Asian history, broadly defined by historical period and specialization, effective August 16, 2022.
  • Candidates must have a PhD in History in hand by the time of appointment, with expertise in teaching lower level East Asian or South Asian history, as well as interest in teaching upper-level history courses.
  • The teaching load is 2:2 and the successful applicant will be prepared to offer a lower-division survey in either East Asian or South Asian history as well as upper-division classes in the area(s) of their specialization. Graduate teaching may be possible as well.
  • Candidates must upload a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, an article length writing sample, and contact information for three references here. Please send letters of recommendation directly to Apply through the USCJobs portal.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2021 and continues until position filled
  • Update: Zoom Interviews scheduled for Dec 6th and 7th
  • Any updates post-zoom interviews? [21 Dec]
    • Nothing here. Hoping they are just behind schedule? [23 Dec]
    • Still nothing, but they told me they didn't really expect to get their finalist selections through HR before winter break. [5 Jan]


The College of Saint Rose (USA:NY)[]

  • Assistant Professor of Asian history beginning August 2022. This is a full-time, tenure-track position
  • Teaching Loads: 24 credits/year "The candidate will offer survey, special topics, and advanced seminar undergraduate courses for departmental program majors and the general student population. Core courses in our major programs (History BA, History and Political Science BA, Social Studies 7-12 Adolescent Ed) include: HIS 237 East Asian Civilizations to 1800; HIS 239 Modern East Asia; HIS 340 Late Imperial China; HIS 342 Modern China; HIS 339 Mao and the Chinese Revolution; HIS 349 China and the World
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 7 April 2022

Concordia University (CAN)[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor of the history of China
  • We invite applications from scholars in all time periods (classical to modern) specializing in a wide range of themes relating to Chinese history, including but not limited to those with a transnational or interregional focus
  • Applications should be addressed to Dr. Gavin Taylor, Chair, Department of History, via email to They must include a cover letter clearly identifying the title and position code (21_T_HIST_O), a detailed curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a research statement, and the names and contact information of three referees
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2021
  • Any news?
  • Interview scheduled in early Jan.

Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - 1800-present[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern China (1800-present), to begin 1 Jul. 2022
  • Teaching: The person in this position will be asked to teach Introductory courses in both the History of Pre-modern China and the History of Modern China, as well as upper level and topics courses in cultural, economic, social, or political history
  • Applicants should submit via Interfolio a letter of application, a curriculum vita, three letters of reference, and a writing sample.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2021
  • intend to interview by Zoom late Oct/early Nov.
  • Any news?
  • Interview invitation (29 Oct)
  • Any update?
  • Haven't heard any updates since the interview (14 Nov.)
  • Still nothing. I think its means a silent rejection. Should move on (23 Nov.)
  • Campus visits are being scheduled (1 Dec.)

Durham University (UK:Eng) - [Non-TT] Modern[]

  • Fixed term 23 month Lecturer in Modern Chinese History
  • NB: unclear from advert if the start date is 2021 or 2022.
  • Teaching: In the first year, the post-holder will be expected to contribute to the level 1 modules ‘Imagining East Asia’ and ‘Society and Culture in China under the Ming and Qing Dynasties’. This will involve providing lectures on topics in modern Chinese history for these modules and teaching seminars and assessing work more broadly within areas of Chinese and East Asian history. The y will undertake some undergraduate and MA dissertation supervision and, where appropriate, carry out other teaching duties specified by the Head of Department. In the second year, they will be expected to offer additional teaching on new or existing modules, such as ‘Modern China’s Transformations’ (level 2)
  • SHORT deadline: 9 Sept 2021

Georgetown University Qatar (QAT)[]

  • core faculty position in History at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in the History of China
  • Teaching load 2/2: the successful candidate will be able to teach required undergraduate courses in introductory and regional history, as well as upper-level electives at the advanced undergraduate level in the candidate's area of research specialization.
  • For more information and to apply, visit
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2021
    • Any updates? (Jan 5)

Haverford College (USA:PA) - Modern[]

  • full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor in the History of Modern China, with a particular interest in global and transnational approaches, to begin in Fall 2022
  • The candidate may specialize in any aspect of Chinese history from the 18th through 21st centuries, must have completed their PhD requirements by September 1, 2022, and should display evidence of a robust research agenda
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will be expected to teach an introductory course in the history of Modern China, as well as more advanced, seminar-style courses in their areas of expertise; to direct archivally based senior thesis projects; and to engage in inclusive pedagogy and the mentoring of a diverse student body.
  • Applicants should submit the following via Interfolio [1]: A letter of application; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching Statement (two pages maximum) that addresses teaching philosophy and methods, lists examples of possible courses, and speaks to how the applicant’s teaching and mentoring supports equity and inclusion within a diverse program and student body; Writing sample of approximately 25-30 pages; Three confidential letters of recommendation
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2021
  • Any news?
  • [30 Nov] I have not heard anything
  • [8 Dec] zoom interview invite received
  • [11 Jan] Any news post-zoom interviews?

Princeton University (USA:NJ) - Early[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position in Early Chinese History (Zhou through Han), with particular emphasis on intellectual history in its sociopolitical contexts
  • please provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (e.g., a dissertation chapter), and contact information for three references
  • Review begins: 1 Sept. 2021 and continues until position filled.
  • [4 Jan] Any news?

Trueman State University (USA:MS) - [Non-TT][]

  • full-time non-tenure-track assistant professor in Asian history (geographical and chronological coverage open, but must be able to teach courses on gender and modern China) to begin August 2022
  • Phd must be in hand by 1 June 2022
  • Teaching: lower-level surveys in Asian and world history, an upper-level survey of modern China, and upper-division major electives and graduate courses in Asian histor
  • lectronic submission of applications is preferred and candidate’s documents may be uploaded at Application materials may also be emailed to: with “Asst. Professor of Asian History Search” in the subject line or by mail to Asst. Professor of Asian History Search, Truman State University, Office of Human Resources, 100 E. Normal MC 101, Kirksville, MO 63501. Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and evaluative criteria listed above; statement of scholarly activity interests; statement of teaching philosophy that includes the candidate’s commitment to inclusive excellence, the liberal arts and sciences, and student development; current curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.  Questions about this position may be directed to Dr. Kathryn Brammall, Professor of History and Chair, Department of History,
  • Review begins: 17 Oct. 2021
  • If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States

University of Oslo (NOR)[]

  • Associate Professor of Chinese history, to begin Aug. 2022
  • The main research areas of the present staff cover broad areas of Chinese studies, such as language and literature, religion, contemplative history, environment, education, migration, ethnic minorities, Taiwan, and China’s global relations
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will, furthermore, participate in teaching, such as in BA courses on Chinese history, classical Chinese, and MA courses on Chinese culture and history, Chinese studies, particular research topics, and research methodology. There is ample opportunity to integrate one’s own research in most courses. The position will also include supervising MA students and possibly PhD candidates, exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department.
  • The application must include: Application letter (statement of motivation, summarising scientific work and research interest); Curriculum Vitae (list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other relevant qualifications); Complete list of published and unpublished works; Description of one or more research projects which may be relevant for the Department,; List of reference persons: 3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number); Do not include Letters of Recommendation at the initial stage. Please note that all documents should be in English or a Scandinavian language, either in the original or in translation. University diplomas in Chinese can be submitted in the original.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2021

University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (USA:WI) - [non-TT][]

  • three-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor with primary field in Chinese history.
  • Time period and research approach are open.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 Teaching responsibilities will include lower-level survey courses in East Asian history as well as upper-level courses in Chinese history. The successful candidate may have the opportunity to teach other courses in their area of thematic interest. Ability to teach courses in world history, other Asian regions, or transnational histories is also welcome.
  • Application must include (a) a letter of application describing research and teaching interests and expertise; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) writing sample (chapter or article-length); (d) the names and contact details of three referees. Letters of recommendation will be required only for semifinalists. Please address any questions to David DiValerio (
  • For full consideration: 15 Feb. 2022

Yale University (USA:CT) - Qing[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor in Qing history to begin on July 1, 2022
  • All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, and a chapter length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading at   Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage but will be requested later.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2021
  • [29 Oct] Any updates (10/29)?
  • [2 Nov] Request for letters of recommendation
  • any update? I heard that the interviews have been scheduled (Dec 2).
  • Zoom interviews were conducted the week of November 28. (Dec 7).
  • Campus visits are scheduled for late January. (Dec 19)

East Asia[]

Boston University (USA:MA) - Modern[]

  • tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in Modern East Asian History, beginning Fall 2022.
  • The Department seeks candidates with expertise in modern East Asian history, and possible intersecting interests in Southeast Asia, with a preference for applicants with comparative, transnational or global perspectives
  • Teaching: undergraduate and graduate core courses and in fields of specialization
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, a C.V., and two letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online ( We encourage candidates to address in these materials their past and future contributions to diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and other professional activities. Further documentation may be requested of short-listed applicants.
  • Review begins: 12 Oct. 2021
    • [25 Oct] Rejection email
    • [25 Oct] Request for additional materials
    • [16 Nov] (Kind) rejection email with note that campus visits are being scheduled. Best of luck to those who got one - looks like a great job and department!

California State University - Bakersfield (USA:CA) with World History[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor position in East Asian history
  • Teaching Load: 4/4 " Successful candidates will be expected to teach both halves of the World History survey and courses on Pre-Modern and Modern China and Japan. A secondary field in South or Southeast Asian history is desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her field of study and departmental service courses. In addition, the candidate will participate in appropriate levels of service to the department, school, the university, and the profession."
  • Applicants should submit e-copies of a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Letters of recommendation and a teaching portfolio will be solicited from candidates at a later date
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2021
    • Any update? (Jan 5)

Nanyang Technological University (SNG) - Senior hire[]

  • Full Professor or Associate Professor, with tenure, in History (Asia)
  • Applicants are invited to submit their applications (cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and Google Scholar citation report if available) through the NTU career portal
  • Deadline: 31 Dec. 2021

Reed College (USA:OR)[]

  • Tenure-Track Position in East Asian History and Humanities
  • PhD must be in hand by Aug. 2022
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will teach a variety of East Asian history courses of their own creation, and contribute to Reed’s interdisciplinary Humanities program with initial appointment in Chinese Humanities ( Teaching duties also include advising year-long senior theses.
  • To apply, submit a cover letter that addresses both research and teaching interests; a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to David Garrett, Chair, East Asian History Search Committee, at
  • For full consideration: 8 Nov. 2021
  • [4 Dec.] Request for sample syllabus
  • Interviews are being scheduled for the week of Jan 10 (Dec 19)

Southwestern University (USA:TX)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor position in the history of East Asia to begin in August 2022
  • We welcome candidates with expertise in any area of East Asian history, but we will give priority to those who can offer courses focused on Chinese culture and society, and thus support the university’s Chinese language program.
  • Teaching Load; 3/2 The successful candidate will teach sections of world history (preferably with significant pre- or early modern coverage), regional surveys, and thematic seminars drawn from the candidate’s areas of expertise. These course offerings should be attractive to a wide range of students (within and outside the major) and accessible to first-year students. The Department is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and/or research contributes to one or more of Southwestern’s interdisciplinary programs, including but not limited to Environmental Studies, Feminist Studies, International Studies, and/or Race and Ethnicity Studies. In addition, the successful candidate will rotate with colleagues teaching historiography and the senior research seminar
  • A cover letter and a CV should be submitted to In addition to your interest in the position, teaching experience and/or philosophy, research expertise and interests, and service, the cover letter should also elaborate on your work to enhance diversity and inclusion in these areas. Additional materials, including three letters of recommendation, brief descriptions of possible courses, sample syllabi, and an article-length writing sample or dissertation chapter will be requested from selected candidates later in the process. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. The successful candidate must be eligible and authorized to work in the U.S. by the time of such appointment. Please direct any questions about this position to the chair of the committee, Jethro Hernández Berrones (
  • For full consideration: 5 Nov. 2021
  • [11 Nov.] Request for letters of reference
  • (7 Dec.) interview invitation

University of the Fraser Valley (CAN)[]

  • tenure-track position in colonial and post-colonial East Asian History at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing August 1, 2022
  • Specialists in the modern and/or pre-modern eras of Chinese or Japanese national histories are encouraged to apply as well as scholars versed in trans-national and/or comparative East Asian colonial and post-colonial pasts. The ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students outside of research specializations will be expected
  • Teaching: The successful candidate in this position will be asked to teach introductory East Asian history and upper division courses in their research areas
  • Candidates should submit the following: Cover letter, CV (please indicate eligibility to work legally in Canada), Evidence of qualifications where appropriate, Three letters of reference (Applicants should arrange for their three (3) letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf to citing the job posting number), Recent student evaluations, Sample research writing (eg. dissertation chapter or peer reviewed article)
  • Please note: you should receive a confirmation email once you have successfully applied to this position. If you do not, please contact the Njoyn Help Desk at or 1-877-427-7717 Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm (EST).
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 11 Feb.

University of St. Thomas (USA:MN)- Modern[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professorship in history of modern East Asia to begin September 1, 2022
  • Geographic and/or thematic specialization are open and scholars focused on pre-modern East Asia with interest and demonstrated ability to teach the modern period are welcome to apply.
  • A PhD is required (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) or alternatively ABD will also be considered at the initial rank of instructor
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 which involves some combination of the following: intro-level courses such as East Asian Civilization and World History in fulfillment of the core requirement as well as upper-level courses in their area of specialization for undergraduate history majors/minors and students in the International Studies program.
  • Apply online at After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job-specific application.  Here you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the position. Additionally, upload the following materials to your profile: 1) Letter of Interest 2) Curriculum vitae 3) Complete the reference section of the application by providing contact information for 3 professional references. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. 4) Statement on Philosophy of Teaching and Research The written materials should address specifically how diversity, equity and inclusion are part of your teaching and research goals. Further application materials may be requested at a later date but no additional materials beyond those requested above are asked of you at this time.
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2021
  • November 2, received interview invitation.
  • [Dec 8] Campus visits are presently ongoing.

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

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in the area of East Asian History beginning August 2022.
  • Research and teaching expertise should complement existing faculty expertise and should include the ability and willingness to teach Japanese history.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will be able to teach a freshmen-level world history course, courses in Chinese and Japanese history as part of the History Department and Japanese Studies program. Full-time teaching responsibilities include CORE 120: Historical Perspectives, Modern Japan, Modern China and surveys of East Asian history. Research expectations include an active research agenda resulting in publications. In addition, faculty members serve as advisors/mentors to students and are encouraged to engage students in undergraduate research or other scholarly and creative activities
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in History or Asian Studies is required. ABD candidates may apply but must have their degree completed by the contract start date in August 2022; if not, they will be hired on a one-year contract with the understanding that their degree will be completed before January 2023 in advance of their first scheduled review. Demonstrated excellence and commitment to teaching with an emphasis on promoting the success of undergraduate students, clear evidence of scholarly potential, commitment to working with diverse populations and serving as an active member of the university community.
  • TO APPLY: Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:Cover letter/letter of interest; Statement of teaching philosophy; Curriculum Vita; Names and contact information for three professional references (letters of recommendation may be solicited at a later time); Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position); Diversity, Equity and Inclusion statement; Writing sample (chapter or article-length manuscript)
  • For full consideration: November 21, 2021 Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at [472-1072|(262) 472-1072] or [[2]].For questions regarding this position, please contact:Dr. Nengher Vang, Search Chair, Associate Professor of History, [[3]],
  • [11 Jan] Zoom interviews scheduled

Virginia Military Institute (USA:VA)[]

  • Assistant professor for a tenure-track position in East Asian history with a focus on China.
  • Candidates with training in any temporal or geographical East Asian specialty are welcome, but applicants should be prepared to teach at least one course on Communist China and have Chinese language competency. The most attractive applicants will be those able to offer an array of upper-division courses demonstrating innovative approaches to or perspectives on the history of East Asia. The position also includes responsibility for teaching the Institute’s two-semester core-curriculum World History sequence; candidates should be prepared to demonstrate their interest in and ability to do so.
  • The teaching load is 3/3, with sections limited to a maximum of 22 students.
  • Minimum requirements include an earned Ph.D. in history by May 2022. If the doctorate is not presently in hand, applicants should specifically address when the defense will be held and the dissertation completed. Teaching experience is desirable. Applicants should demonstrate a genuine interest in being part of a vibrant teaching department that is responsible for a required two-semester core curriculum World History course. We expect our faculty members to continue demonstrating active research interests in their topical specialty, to include working in relevant foreign languages. Initial interviews will be conducted via Zoom, with on-campus visits (pandemic permitting) to follow.
  • Applicants must complete an online state application and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and an unofficial transcript of all graduate course work on-line at: Assistant Professor of Chinese/East Asian History (Tenure-Track) Job Application
  • In addition to the materials submitted online through this website, applicants should have three letters of recommendation (including comments on teaching) submitted via InterFolio Dossier.  Samples of scholarship not available in JSTOR may be sent as scanned documents via email to  Please do not mail hard copies of letters of interest, curricula vitae, application forms, or any other application material directly to the department.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2021
  • Nov 15, interview invitation.
  • [Dec 1] First round interviews are happening this week and next week. Best of luck to all
  • [Dec 21] Campus visit invitation.


Emory University , Department of History[]

  • open-rank tenured or tenure-track position in East Asian history. We are particularly interested in applicants who specialize in the history of Japan and/or Korea and/or who bring a global or transnational perspective to their research and teaching.
  • Review of materials will begin September 30, 2021. Applications received up to 30 days after review begins will be given full consideration.
  • Any news? (30 Oct.)

Lingnan University, Hong Kong (CHN)[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor in Japanese history.  Periods of specialization are open from pre-modern to modern and contemporary. 
  • he department is interested in reviewing candidates from all areas of specialization, including but not limited to empire and migration, media history, history of technology, gender studies, heritage studies, and environmental history.  Candidates whose research is transnational, trans-regional, or otherwise engages with Japan in the world are especially encouraged to apply.  We also welcome candidates with an interest in digital humanities
  • The applicants should have a PhD degree in a relevant discipline by the time of appointment in August of 2022
  • Please submit at least one writing sample as part of your dossier, in addition to your CV and cover letter, in the online application system.  Applicants shall provide the names and contact information of at least three referees to whom applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references
  • Review begins: 8 Nov. 2021

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

  • 18-month (with possibility of renewal) Visiting Assistant Professor position in Modern Japanese history beginning Spring of 2022
  • Teaching Load: 6 courses/year "including First Year Seminar. A successful candidate will be able to teach courses in East Asian history more generally"
  • Please submit a cover letter addressing the applicant’s fit with a liberal arts university, CV, and contact information for three professional references, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a teaching statement here:
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2021

Tel Aviv University[]

  • Fulll time, tenure track position in the East Asian Studies department at Tel Aviv University for a candidate, specializing in the study of Japan.
  • Position will begin in October 2022.
  • Deadline for application: 28 February 2022.
  • More details here:

University of Chicago (USA:IL) - Modern[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Modern Japanese History to start on or after July 1, 2022
  • We particularly welcome applications from ABDs and recent PhDs who are working on the social, political, and economic history of Japan from a transnational perspective that examines the movement of institutions, people, knowledge, technology, and practices across borders and regions, including those who work on the Japanese empire and post-colonial issues
  • Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a dissertation abstract, 6) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 7) three letters of reference
  • Review begins: 20 Aug. 2021 and continues until position filled

South Asia[]

Davidson College (USA:NC)[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in South Asian History beginning July 1, 2022
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year (four in their first year) among them pre-modern and modern South Asian history surveys and upper-level courses of their own design
  • Applicants should submit a cover letter; CV; teaching statement (1-2 pages); research statement (1-2 pages), and Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) statement (1-2 pages). The DEI statement should describe how your teaching, research, and/or service might contribute to Davidson's Commitment to Institutional Diversity and Inclusion. submit online at
  • Deadline:1 Oct. 2021
    • Any updates? [Oct. 29]
    • Complete Radio Silence. Assuming interviews decided [Nov. 1]
    • Weird rejection e-mail saying they "filled the position prior to you submitting your application" (So, before the deadline? Assume it was mistaken wording...) [Jan. 14]
    • Yes same here. HR messed up with this one. I definitely submitted by the deadline as well. Still, we can safely assume someone has been given the job.

Durham University (UK:Eng)[]

  • Assistant Professor in South Asian History.
  • We welcome applications from historians specialising in any chronological or thematic area of South Asian history that complements the research strengths of the Department. We are particularly keen to hear from applicants who specialise in periods of South Asian history prior to the establishment of formal European colonial rule and from those with expertise in one more South Asian languages
  • Deadline: 26 Jan. 2022

Fordham University (USA:NY) - pref. STM[]

  • full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in the history of modern South Asia with an emphasis on the history of science, technology and medicine
  • Applications should include a CV, a writing sample, names and emails of three references, and a teaching portfolio (with sample syllabi and a teaching statement). All of these materials should be submitted through Interfolio The successful candidate is expected to have the PhD in hand by August 2022. Questions should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Associate Professor Grace Shen, at
  • Fordham is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition
  • Deadline: 8 Dec 2021
  • Preliminary interview invites sent [23 Dec]

University of Georgia (USA:GA)[]

  • The Department of History at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in the history of South Asia.   
  • The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach undergraduate and graduate courses (with a 2-2 teaching load), and contribute to departmental governance. Applicants must have their PhD in History, South Asian Studies, South Asian Languages and Cultures, or a related field conferred by July 30, 2022.
  • Applications should include a cover letter describing the candidate's teaching and research interests, a current c.v., a chapter-length writing sample, and contact information for references. Letters will be solicited from references at a later stage in the review process. Applications should be submitted at
  • Applications received by November 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.
  • Interviews scheduled for Dec 9th and 10th
  • Any updates since the zoom interviews? [23 Dec]
  • Invite for virtual campus visit in late Jan [recieved 23 Dec]

South East Asia[]

Georgetown University Qatar (QAT)[]

  • core faculty position in History at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in the History of Southeast Asia.
  • Teaching Load 2/2: The successful candidate will be able to teach required undergraduate courses in introductory and regional history, as well as upper-level electives at the advanced undergraduate level in the candidate's area of research specialization.
  • For more information and to apply, visit
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2021
  • Invitation to interview - 28 October
  • Rejection letters were sent out about 2 weeks after the first-round interview.

National University of Singapore[]

Posted without link to the original advert. Please always include a link to the advert when you add postings. (AF_II) talk

  • two tenure track assistant professors with a PhD in either the Social Sciences or the Humanities
  • Strong track record with promising trajectory in research, publication and teaching in any one or a few of these areas are invited to apply: history, literature, globalization, politics, economy, religion, gender, population, migration, family, health, social services, digital culture, cultural politics and human-nature intersections.
  • Candidates should have area studies knowledge of the Malay world in Southeast Asia
  • Deadline: 31 Dec. 2021

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

  • 9-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Southeast Asian History beginning August 2022.
  • Time period and sub-field open but with a preference for research and teaching strengths in gender/sexuality history. Applicants must have advanced language skills in one or more Southeast Asian languages and relevant archival/historical research experience.
  • Interested candidates should find the position announcement at (241160-FA), click on "Apply Now" and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a teaching statement and a writing sample of roughly 35 pages. Candidates will be asked to provide contact information for three references; each reference will receive an electronic link through which they can upload a signed letter of reference.
  • Deadline: 24 Oct. 2021
  • [Nov 22]: Interviews are being scheduled.
  • [Dec 16]: Campus visit invites went out.

Yale University (USA:CT)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor in Southeast Asian history to begin on July 1, 2022
  • All applicants should submit a letter of application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, and a chapter length writing sample prepared for anonymous reading at  Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage but will be requested later.
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2021
  • Any updates? [Oct. 29]
  • Yale's other search for a Qing historian (same due date) has now asked for recs. Updates on this one? [Nov. 3]
  • Any word? [Nov. 22]
  • I heard that additional materials were requested, but am unsure if interviews have been scheduled [Nov. 22]
  • Rejection letters were sent out about 2 weeks after the first-round interview. It is said that the committee interviewed 10 candidates out of more than 100 applicants who had applied to this job. [Dec.27]