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Brooklyn College (USA: NY) - Asian Peoples in Diaspora, and a particular attention to the Americas[]

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time, entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of History, with a research and teaching focus on the History of Asian Peoples in Diaspora, and a particular attention to the Americas. An interest in and background for teaching courses concerning Islamic religious belief and practice would be welcome but is not required.

  • [9 Jan] Any news?

Chinese University of Hong Kong (CHN) - [Open Rank] Japan, Korea, or Southeast Asia history[]

  • full-time academic position(s) in Asian History. The position(s) of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor are open for application. We are particularly interested in hiring a scholar of Japan, Korea, or Southeast Asia history.
  • Applicants should (i) have obtained a doctoral degree and a solid publication record; (ii) be committed to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and (iii) be ready to supervise postgraduate students.
  • Appointment will normally be made on contract basis for up to three years initially, which, subject to funding, performance and mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later, either when the aggregate service period reaches 6 years, or sooner upon completing 1 year’s service, subject to special application and recommendation as appropriate.
  • Applicants should complete the online application form, and send a letter of introduction, a CV, and, if so preferred, examples of published work, to [[1]] with the subject line “Position in Asian History”. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for further materials, including letters of recommendation (to be addressed to the Chairman directly by the referees) and evidence of experience as both scholars and teachers.
  • Deadline: 20 Feb. 2023

Community College of Rhode Island (USA:RI) - World Civ with Latin America, Africa, Asia, or the Middle East[]

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (CHZ) - International History/Politics, Asia pref. China[]

  • tenure-track full-time position as assistant professor of International History and Politics of Asia
  • While we are particularly interested in candidates with a specialisation in the international history and politics of China in the twentieth century, the IHP Department is open to a multitude of geographical, methodological and theoretical approaches. The successful candidate should be open to interdisciplinary dialogue and innovative from a methodological point of view.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will teach postgraduate courses and supervise master’s dissertations and PhD theses in the IHP Department. They will also be called upon to teach classes and supervise master’s theses in the interdisciplinary Master in International and Development Studies’ programme. They may also be called upon to contribute to executive education programmes.
  • The teaching language is either English or French. Prior knowledge of French is not required, but the successful candidate is expected to acquire at least a passive knowledge of it within two years of being hired.
  • To apply for the post, candidates should upload a letter of motivation that should not exceed four pages, a detailed curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The letter should discuss teaching and elaborate on research, including approaches, sources, and methods, and explaining how the candidate’s profile relates to the IHP Department and to the Institute as a whole. At this stage, letters of recommendation and samples of publications are not requested.
  • Deadline: 10 Oct. 2022
  • Email received on November 16th, informed having made to the long-list+requires a set of new documents, was also told the next round would be campus visit (taking place in Jan and Feb)

Loyola University - New Orleans (USA:LA) - Global History/Asian History[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor of the Asia and Global History.
  • Applicants with research and teaching specialties that would contribute to our international studies concentration are strongly encouraged to apply, particularly applicants with experience in diplomatic history from an Asian point of view are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be able to teach a variety of courses on Asia and courses relevant to the applicant’s area of expertise.
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in History in hand by August 2023.
  • Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Tiago Fernandes Maranhao, tfernand@loyno.eduDepartment of History, Loyola University New Orleans.
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Metropolitan State University of Denver (USA:CO)[]

  • 9 month tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Asian History, to begin Aug. 2023
  • The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Chinese history, Japanese history, Asian Studies, or closely related field. We welcome candidates with research interests in Mongolia, ancient and classical China, and medieval Korea and/or Japan. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a proven ability to teach undergraduate courses, particularly in world history, medieval world history, and Asian studies
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of introductory world surveys and Asian history, broadly. The successful candidate may also be expected to teach upper-division courses in Chinese and Japanese history, as well as courses that meet the needs of the department.
  • All applications must be submitted through the university’s online system, Please include the following documents with your application: Curriculum vitae, Letter of application detailing your qualifications as they relate to the position, Diversity statement. Equity, inclusion, and the success of students with diverse identities are core to the mission of our Department and University. Please submit a diversity statement that details your ability to meaningfully contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. While not an exhaustive list, applicants can demonstrate their abilities through lived experiences, personal identities, curriculum, teaching pedagogy, research, service contributions, etc., Teaching evaluations, Unofficial transcripts of highest degree earned. Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire, Names and contact information for three references. Reference letters may be requested at a later stage
  • Deadline: 6 Jan. 2023
  • [feb 17] Zoom Interview request

Saint Mary's College (USA:IA) - African or Asian[]

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

  • 9 month tenure-track Assistant Professor in History of Asia and the World, broadly defined, beginning fall 2023.
  • The department seeks a candidate with the ability to teach and research in East Asia, Southeast Asia, or Asian American history, but period and area of specialization are open.
  • The teaching load is 4/4 with a 1/1 release for research and creative activity. The position is a 9-month appointment. The successful candidate will teach upper division courses in Asian history, two sections of US history survey each semester, and undergraduate and/or graduate courses in their area of specialization.
  • TO APPLY VISIT: All required documentation must be submitted to be considered for the position. A completed application will include: 1. A cover letter that addresses the qualifications listed; 2. A curriculum vitae; 3. A list of three professional references including name, address, title, telephone number, and email address; and 4. Unofficial copies of transcripts of graduate coursework. Candidates who advance to the next round of selection will be required to submit additional materials.
  • Deadline: 26 Nov. 2022

Texas A&M University, San Antonio (USA:TX)[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track appointment in Asian History beginning in Fall 2023.
  • There are no specific periodization or geographic preferences within Asian history, but scholars whose research focuses on themes of borders/borderlands, environmental, gender, diaspora, and religion are especially encouraged to apply.
  • Required: A Ph.D. by the time of appointment in history or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • Teaching Load 3/3: The successful candidate will direct student research projects, teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate history and world civilizations courses.
  • Applicants must complete online (1) the application/Faculty Form, and upload (2) the letter of interest, (3) curriculum vita, and (4) unofficial copies of transcripts. If assistance is required, please contact an HR representative at 210-784-2058 Finalists must request at least three current letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the author to the Search Committee Chair, via USPS or email delivery. If selected, finalists must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired. Official transcripts must be on file with the Office of the Provost, and sent directly from each degree-granting institution to Texas A&M University-San Antonio ... We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (e.g., AACRAO;
  • For full consideration: 15 Nov. 2022 The position is open until filled.

Truman State University (USA:MO)[]

  • Full-time, non-tenure track assistant professor in Asian History beginning in August 2023
  • Specialty may be in any period or geographical region, but scholars with the ability to contribute to interdisciplinary programs on campus or with expertise in desirable subfields (e.g. gender, digital, disability, environmental history, museum studies, or international studies or geography)  are encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching Load: 4/4
  • For full consideration: 10 Apr. 2023 (applications accepted until position is filled)

University at Buffalo, State University of New York (USA:NY) - History of Health, Disability, and/or Science, South Asian expertise preferred[]

  • associate or full professor, tenure-line faculty position in the History of Health, Disability, and/or Science. Regional expertise expected in Asia or Latin America, with a preference for South Asia.
  • Specialty may be in any time period
  • We seek a colleague who will help anchor a growing interdisciplinary research focus in Global Health, Disability, Science, and Gender at UB, formally identified as an area of expansion and investment by the university leadership. This search is part of a cluster of hires, with the History Department focusing on the intersection of Health, Disability, and/or Science. The successful candidate will join a collegial and energetic department that is already home to active programs in Disability Studies and the medical humanities, as well as faculty focused on the histories of gender, race, and empire. We aim to deepen departmental expertise in decolonial epistemologies; gendered health disparities; Indigenous knowledges and practices; biomedicine and pharmacopeia within south-south exchanges and migrations; lived experiences of poverty, disability, and displacement; and the subaltern politics and social contexts of science.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Review begins: 14 Feb. 2023 (applications accepted until position filled)

University of Alabama (USA:AL)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in Asian History
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will be expected to teach the department’s two-course History of Asian Civilization sequence, and upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in their field of specialization. The Department and the University emphasize excellence in teaching as well as scholarship
  • To apply, go to and complete the online application. Three letters of recommendation and any inquiries should be sent directly to Professor Kari Frederickson, Chair, Asian History Search Committee at
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2022
  • [1 Nov] Zoom interview invitation and request for writing sample
  • [Dec 6] Has anyone heard back?
  • [16 Dec] campus visit invitation
  • [March 1] search closed
  • the above comment about "search closed" is really not clear. Did the search fail or did they actually find a candidate to accept their offer?

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - non-TT, Modern China and East Asia[]

  • Departmental Lecturer in Modern Chinese and East Asian History, the post is a full-time, fixed term until 30th September 2024 and is tenable from 1st October 2023.
  • Although this is primarily a teaching role, you will also conduct independent research, and play an active part in the University’s interdisciplinary community.
  • You will have research and teaching interests in any area of Modern Chinese History or East Asian History with a focus on China. You will demonstrate an ability and willingness to teach and supervise across a range of topics in Chinese and East Asian History during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and you must also be able to contribute as appropriate to the teaching of wider options in Global History.
  • Deadline: noon 5 Jun. 2023
  • We expect to hold interviews in early July; overseas candidates will be offered Microsoft Teams interviews.


Birkbeck, University of London (UK:Eng) - Non-TT, modern/contemporary[]

  • Lectureship in Modern Chinese History, This is a fixed term, full time appointment until 31 August 2026
  • Scholars working on any aspect of modern or contemporary Chinese history (c. 1900 to the present day)
  • You will teach across a range of topics in Chinese and East Asian History between the late 19th and early 21st centuries, and also contribute to modules exploring other themes, regions and approaches to history as appropriate, including on the the jointly-taught BA introductory module ‘The Modern World’ and the core BA and MA skills, approaches and historiography modules. You will supervise BA and MA dissertation students. In addition to teaching, the appointee will undertake academic administration, including convening one of our MA programmes, most likely the MA Global History. They will engage in scholarly research and publication, and participate in the intellectual life of the department.
  • Deadline: 29 May 2023

Bowdoin College (USA:ME) - pre-modern[]

  • Tenure-track position in pre-modern Chinese History (any era up to and including the late imperial period), beginning July 1, 2023.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 The successful candidate will develop a curriculum centered in pre- modern Chinese history that also includes a survey of modern Chinese history as part of a regular course rotation. We are especially interested in candidates who can offer courses that reflect the interests of our increasingly diverse student body.
  • A PhD by the start of the appointment is required
  • Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please visit to submit: 1) a cover letter that details your scholarly research agenda, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and commitment to inclusive excellence in the classroom; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.
  • review begins: 1 Oct. 2022
  • [22 Oct] Zoom interview invitation

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

  • Open Rank Faculty Position in General Education in the area of Modern Chinese History
  • Associate Professor (Teaching)/Assistant Professor (Teaching)/Lecturer: a) a Ph.D. Degree in History, China Studies, Cultural Studies or other majors related to modern Chinese History; b) interest and preferably experience in teaching Modern Chinese History at tertiary level; c) proficiency in Chinese and/or English, and a proven record of teaching excellence and experience in leading small group seminars would be an advantage.
  • Key Duties and Responsibilities: a) teaching a course on “Chinese Modern History and Culture” and other relevant courses; b) designing e-learning materials; c) assisting in curriculum development and administrative assignments.
  • Deadline: 19 Nov. 2022

Colby College (USA:ME)[]

  • tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in Chinese history of any era up to the early Qing dynasty, beginning July 1, 2023.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will develop a curriculum in pre-modern Chinese history and is expected to offer the first half of a broad survey of East Asian History (from antiquity to the 1600s) as well as a general methods course as part of a rotation.
  • Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a representative sample of current scholarship including reprints of recently published work, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrate commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching. Please submit applications via Interfolio at the following link
  • Review begins: 17 Oct. 2022 and continues until position filled
  • [31 Oct] Zoom interview invitation

College of William and Mary (USA:VA) - non-TT[]

  • Visiting Instructor/Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese History and Culture; two-year, non-tenure-track visiting position in modern Chinese history and culture (field open) to begin August 10, 2023.
  • Required Qualifications: Applicants are required to hold a Master’s degree. Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. or ABD is preferred by the time of appointment.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 Each semester two courses will be in History and one course will be in Chinese Studies for Modern Languages & Literatures. These courses include a survey of East Asian history since 1600, freshman seminars in the faculty member’s area of expertise, and upper-division courses in modern Chinese history, literature, and film taught in English.
  • Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a statement describing previous professional experience or future plans (or both) that demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a statement of teaching interests, and sample syllabi. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.
  • for full consideration: 31 Mar. 2023
  • Any update? The review has begun for more than one month.

Georgetown University (USA:DC) - Modern [open rank][]

  • tenure track position in the history of modern China (late imperial to present), rank open, to begin in Fall of 2023.
  • Candidate must have received the Ph.D. in history or related discipline by time of appointment.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Candidates’ cover letters should describe 1) past and ongoing research; 2) future scholarly trajectory; 3) teaching approach; and 4) commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, which can be demonstrated in a number of ways, including through research, teaching, and service that has fostered DEI in a university and beyond. In addition, please submit a curriculum vitae; a representative sample of current scholarship; and three confidential letters of recommendation. All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following Interfolio link:
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2022 and continues until position filled.
  • (29 Nov) Doubt there will be any news on this for a couple weeks; they only just started reviewing less than two weeks ago.
  • (1 Dec) According to the application page, the deadline was extended to December 2, so I wouldn't expect any news until after the holidays.
  • (9 Jan) Zoom pre-interviews this week.
  • (21 Jan) They had the final Zoom interview on the 12th of January and we were told we would hear back within 1-2 weeks. I'd expect to hear back next week.
  • Whatever happened with this search?

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (CHN) - STM/Environmental[]

  • Chair Professor / Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in History of Science / Medicine / Environment in Modern China (two posts) (Ref. 221101006)
  • Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (
  • Review begins: 15 Dec, 2022
  • Any new?

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (CHN)[]

  • Assistant Professor in History of the Qin-Han period / Social-Economic History of Modern China / Study of Visual Culture or Films of Modern China (three posts) (Ref. 221031006)
  • Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2022

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (CHN) - Yuan-Ming period[]

  • Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in History of the Yuan-Ming period (with a focus on the Silk Road and/or Maritime Silk Road) (Ref. 221031005)
  • Please submit an application through PolyU’s career website (
  • Review begins: 15 Dec. 2022

Nanyang Technological University (SNG)[]

University of Leiden (NDL) - Senior Hire[]

  • Full Professor of Chinese History
  • We offer a full-time temporary appointment for initially a period of 18 months, convertible into a permanent position in case of satisfactory performance. If the successful candidate has already held a full professorship or if they have successfully completed a tenure track, they may be eligible for a permanent appointment.
  • Key responsibilities: Original research and regular dissemination of the results through channels of recognized quality; Teaching courses in Chinese History and classical Chinese in the BA China Studies and in the BA International Studies; Teaching advanced historical courses in the MA Asian Studies and the Research MA Asian Studies; Acquisition of external project funding; Supervision of PhD research; Active contributions to curriculum development; Senior administrative duties at programme and institute levels; Further developing exchange and collaborative work with the Leiden University Institute of History, across Asian studies (further comprised of Japan Studies, Korean Studies, South Asian and Southeast Asian Studies), and with the Asian Library and its special collections; Representation of the field to external audiences and media.
  • If the successful applicant is not proficient in Dutch, they are expected to acquire a good command of Dutch within two years. The University will fund their Dutch training at the University’s Academic Language Center.
  • Applications should be in English. Please ensure that you include the following documents in a single PDF document named ‘FAMILY NAME – Given name – vacancy number and in this order: A letter of motivation including your vision of the study of Chinese History, its future, and its relations to other fields; A CV including education and employment history, publications, and courses taught to date and planned; A research agenda with clear potential for applications to funding bodies such as NWO and ERC (max. 2 pages); A teaching statement (1 page); A course description (intro + outline of 12 two-hour weekly sessions) on a topic of choice in Chinese History, aimed at second-year BA Chinese Studies students; A course description (intro + outline of 12 two-hour weekly sessions) on a topic of choice in Chinese History, aimed at MA-students Asian Studies (not all of whom will be China specialists).
  • The selection procedure includes a teaching session, a research presentation, as well as an interview. An external development assessment will be part of the procedure.The interviews with shortlisted candidates are tentatively scheduled for February/March 2023.
  • Deadline: 23 Jan. 2023

University of Macau (MAC) - Ancient & Medieval[]

  • Associate/Assistant Professor of History in Ancient and Medieval China, The selected candidate is expected to assume duty in January 2024 or as early as August 2023.
  • Applicants should have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment, some teaching experience, and an outstanding research performance, and should specialize in one or more of the following research and teaching areas: History in Ancient and Medieval China. Command of at least one European or Asian language (in addition to English), relevant to her/his area of specialization, may be considered an advantage.
  • Applicants should visit for more details, and apply ONLINE. Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants may consider their applications not successful if they are not invited for an interview within 3 months of application.

University of Manchester (UK) - modern[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer [assistant/associate professor], teaching & scholarship track
  • Candidates specialising in any area of East Asian history, including South East Asia, and especially in Chinese history, of the nineteenth and twentieth century are encouraged to apply
  • Teaching and Scholarship post holders at the University of Manchester have the same opportunities for career progression and promotion as those on Teaching and Research contracts, based on clear criteria appropriate to their T&S responsibilities, such as advancing of high quality pedagogical research, intensive work around the development of teaching in some form, or published research and/or scholarship in their field to enhance the quality of our teaching and student experience.
  • application materials not listed, but the university normally requires 1) cover letter, 2) CV, and 3) names of three references to be contacted only in the event of shortlisting. Application link:
  • Deadline: 13 December, 2022

University of Pittsburgh (USA:PA) - modern[]

  • tenure-stream assistant professorship in modern Chinese history, to begin in August 2023, pending budgetary approval.
  • We welcome candidates with research interests in any period of Chinese history from the mid-nineteenth century onward. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research interests will also contribute to our department’s existing strengths in global, transnational, and transregional history
  • Ph.D. in history (or closely related field); ABD candidates must be scheduled to defend their dissertations by August 30, 2023
  • applicants should submit the following materials: 1) a cover letter; 2) a full CV including the names and contact information of three recommenders; 3) a writing sample (either a journal article or a chapter of the dissertation or first book). All materials must be submitted through Talent Center using this link: . The cover letter should explain how the applicant’s work engages existing areas of teaching and research in the department. Applicants who advance to the next stage will be asked to submit additional material, including the full dissertation and two-course proposals. Recommenders will be notified at that point to submit letters of recommendation
  • Deadline: 15 Oct. 2022
  • First-round rejection (7 Nov)
  • Any other news? (Nov. 29)
  • They sent out semi-finalist requests (letters, dissertation etc) on Nov 3 and began further review on Nov 18 (Nov 29)
  • Anyone heard anything? I would think they would send out notifications before the break. (Dec 8)
  • Semi-finalist rejection (Dec 12)

University of Tennessee - Knoxville (USA:TN) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professor of the history of Modern China (1600 to the present)
  • Research specialties of any topic will be considered. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with thematic interests in histories of borderlands; gender; migration/diaspora; science, medicine and/or technology; or the environment.
  • Teaching: he successful candidate will be able to teach the undergraduate world history survey (1500 CE-present) and offer upper division and graduate courses that complement our current strength
  • Applications should include a cover letter addressing research and teaching interests and experience, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and an article length writing sample. Materials should be submitted to
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2022
  • zoom interview invitations (21 Nov)
  • Any news?
  • (8 Feb) Campus visits are ongoing.

East Asia[]

Arizona State University (USA:AZ) - Korean, 19th & 20th C[]

  • full-time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor in History with a specialization in modern Korean history (19th and 20th centuries). The anticipated start date is August 2023.
  • We welcome applications from scholars working in all specializations, with a preference for candidates whose work engages one or more of the following themes: science and technology, colonialism and empire, migration and diaspora, or race and ethnicity.
  • teaching: in-person and online courses on the history of modern Korea and Asia and as required by the undergraduate and graduate programs.
  • Applicants must apply online at, submitting the following materials: A cover letter stating qualifications, experience, research plans, and teaching interests, A curriculum vitae, A scholarly writing sample, such as a published article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter, Names and contact information for three references, A statement (250-300 words) addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Further supplemental materials, such as letters of recommendation and sample syllabi, may be requested of the final candidates, but please do not send them in your initial packet.
  • The applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. The cover letter can be addressed to Professor Anna Holian, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at:
  • Deadline: 31 Dec. 2022

[31 Jan] Did anyone hear back?

Grinnell College (USA:IA)[]

  • Tenure-track appointment in the history of East Asia, beginning Fall 2023.
  • Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Period and area of specialization open, with some preference for candidates whose expertise includes China.
  • Please visit our application website at to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), a writing sample, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Albert Lacson, at or 641-269-3229
  • For full consideration: 1 Oct. 2022
  • Interview invite (Oct 26)

Knox College (USA:IL)[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian history, with a specialization in Japan, beginning September 1, 2023. Digital Humanities experience is preferred.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2/2 The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in East Asian civilizations, intermediate courses in Japanese, Chinese, and Korean history, and upper-level research courses based upon the candidate’s area of expertise. Other teaching responsibilities will depend upon the candidate’s sub-specialties.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. is expected at time of appointment; exceptional ABD candidates will be considered. Teaching experience with undergraduates is preferred.
  • Candidates should submit: 1. A letter of application that addresses the qualifications listed above, explains the applicant’s undergraduate liberal arts teaching philosophy, attention to diversity, and current and future research agenda 2. A curriculum vitae 3. Names of three confidential professional references. Submission via Interfolio:
  • Review begins: 15 Nov. 2022 and continues until position filled

Miami University (USA:OH)[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor East Asian History, to begin fall 2023
  • Consideration may be given to candidates with promising research agenda in any area of East Asian history; ability to teach surveys of world history, upper-level curriculum in East Asian History, and courses in area of specialty; willingness to serve the department and university; evidence of teaching effectiveness may include teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, and/or a statement of teaching philosophy.
  • teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, including participation in survey teaching, conducting research, providing service to the department and university, and advising students.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 19 Sept. 2022
  • Does anyone know what happened with this job? Surprised that no one has posted about this one at all
  • They made their offer back in December

St Lawrence University (USA:NY) - Non-TT[]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor position in East Asian History for one year, possibly renewable, beginning August 2023.
  • The area of specialization is open. Experience teaching introductory undergraduate courses is preferred ... Candidates who bring innovative and creative approaches to teaching and who could offer courses in one or more of the following thematic areas are especially encouraged to apply: environmental history, medicine/public health, migration studies, and/or history of media/technology. The History department values diverse interdisciplinary and transnational connections in our teaching and research, and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can develop courses in Asian Studies or other departments/programs.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 including broad introductory Asian history surveys
  • Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section... Questions may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Melissane Schrems, by e-mail ( or phone (315-229-5221)
  • Review of applications will begin immediately (ad posted 30 Mar. 2023) and will continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor, East Asian History, to begin 9 Aug. 2023
  • We seek a colleague whose research interests focus on East Asian history since 1500, subfield open.
  • Teaching: candidate will be expected to teach East Asian history, courses in their research subfield, and survey courses in World History, as well as methods courses for majors and courses that serve the general education program
  • A complete online application must be submitted to receive consideration. To apply, please go to begin the application process and upload the following materials: 1. Cover letter, including a statement about how you would address San Francisco State's diverse student body and promote equity and inclusion in the classroom 2. Curriculum vitae 3. Names and contact information of three references who will provide letters of recommendation upon request. Writing sample and evidence of teaching effectiveness upon request at a later date.
  • Please direct all questions about the position to: Sheri Kennedy, Department Coordinator at
  • Deadline: October 1, ad expires 1 Dec. 2022
  • [11 Oct] Request for letters of recommendation
  • [30 Nov] Any news?
  • Campus interviews scheduled

University of Lincoln (UK:Eng) - since 1750[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Asst/assoc - assoc/full prof) in East Asian History since 1750
  • In making an application, please outline your subject specialism and how it relates to the advertised post and to programmes in the School of Humanities and Heritage. Please provide examples of your experience in teaching on a range of modules, and a sense of your future research plans.
  • Deadline: 14 Oct. 2022

University of Manchester (UK:Eng) - Modern[]

  • Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Modern East Asian History (
  • Candidates specialising in any area of East Asian history, including South East Asia, and especially in Chinese history, of the nineteenth and twentieth century are encouraged to apply. We are interested in applications from those with a proven track record in innovative and inclusive teaching, learning and assessment.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will teach in a range of established undergraduate courses in modern East Asian history catering to an area of student demand in the department, offer a research led final year module, develop new curricular provision at the postgraduate level and supervise independent projects and dissertations.
  • Deadline: 13 Dec. 2022

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (US: MD) - Korean culture[]

  • Tenure track Assistant Professor position in Korean, beginning August 2023. Deadline: November 18, 2022. We seek outstanding candidates with a teaching and research concentration in Korean cultural studies, Korean linguistics, Applied Linguistics or Second Language Acquisition (with a focus on Korean), who would also advance the MLLI department's fruitful research in intercultural communication from the perspective of cultural studies, language acquisition and pedagogy, linguistics, literature, and sociology. and [update: the HERC link was deactivated on 10/26/2022; both HERC and Interfolio links are active as of 10/27/2022]

University of Maryland, College Park (USA: MD) - 20thc. China, Japan, and/or Japanese Empire[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern East Asian History, focusing on 20th c. China, Japan, and/or the Japanese Empire. Especially welcome applicants whose work is transnational, transregional, or global in its approach. Starting date August 2023.
  • Teaching responsibilities incl. Modern East Asian History survey course & specialized courses drawn from the candidate's geographic and thematic areas of expertise.
  • Applications should include a cover letter describing research and teaching interests; a curriculum vitae; a sample of scholarly research; and three letters of recommendation. For best consideration, submit online at
  • Applicants are required to summarize their leadership efforts, and past or potential contributions to diversity in a one-page Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. Please upload this document as Supplemental Document 1 in the online application.
  • Inquiries may be sent to the chair of the search committee, Professor Ting Zhang, at
  • For best consideration: 21 Nov. 2022
  • (4 Jan) Any news?
  • [5 Jan] No news till next week
  • [17 Jan] Zoom interviews happening this week

University of Rhode Island (USA:RI)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in East Asian History to commence in August 2023
  • We are particularly interested in scholars who can complement the department’s coverage of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, religion, archaeology and/or the environment.
  • Teaching: Teach introductory-level survey course in East Asian History and established upper-level courses in Modern China & Modern Japan. Develop topical courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that reflect the candidate’s specific focus within the field.
  • For complete details, and the application process itself, please visit the URI jobs website at to apply for faculty job posting (F00347).
  • Full consideration: 1 Dec. 2022 with 'second consideration' by 15 Dec. 2022 The search will remain open until the position has been filled
  • Request for materials (Dec 13)
  • [5 Jan] Did anyone hear back?
  • [24 Jan] Yes, there were Zoom interviews last week, and they will be finalizing campus visits soon.

University of Texas at Dallas (USA:TX) - Modern[]

  • Tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, in Modern East Asian History, to begin Fall 2023
  • We have a strong interest in candidates working in women/gender, intellectual, religious, or cultural history. We are also interested in candidates with expertise in Digital History.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 Candidates should be prepared to teach a one-semester lower-level survey of East Asian History (themes/topics from early to modern) along with upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in their field of specialization.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 28 Feb. 2023.
  • 22 Mar: Invitation for first-round interview


Osaka Metropolitan University (JPN) - Economic history, pref. Kansai area[]

South Asia[]

Michigan State University (USA:MI) - pre-Modern[]

  • 9-month tenure system position at the rank of Assistant Professor in South Asian History in the pre-modern period, with a preference for late medieval and early modern.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 The candidate must be able to teach classes on South Asian history, Asian history more broadly, and world history
  • A PhD at the time of employment is required.
  • Required Application Materials: A curriculum vitae; Cover letter addressing research and teaching; A diversity and inclusion statement addressing how the candidate’s contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance MSU’s commitment to inclusive excellence; A writing sample (max 50 pages); The names and email addresses of three confidential references. application materials must be submitted electronically via posting number 814791 on
  • For full consideration: 7 Nov. 2022
  • This is a permanent position on the tenure track. "9-month" refers to the fact that MSU faculty are technically employed to teach mid-August to mid-May and then have summers to conduct research etc. (benefits, medical, etc. continue year round)

University of Virginia (USA:VA) - Distinguished Chair on Democracy and the History of South Asia[]

York University (CAN) - 19th/20thC[]

  • professorial stream tenure-track appointment in South Asia in the 19th/20th Centuries at the Assistant level, to commence July 1, 2023
  • A PhD in History or a related discipline is required by July 1, 2023, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication and service. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research in 19th/20th century South Asian History
  • Application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2022

---> Has anyone heard back about interviews?

---> Nothing yet. [Dec. 17th]

South East Asia[]

National University of Singapore (SNG) - Contemporary[]

  • Tenure Track assistant professorship in Southeast Asian Contemporary History
  • The Department seeks applications from scholars who specialize in some of the following fields pertaining to the political history of Southeast Asia: anti-colonial and revolutionary movements; communism as ideology and praxis; politics and religion, especially Islam; nation-building projects. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work bridges domestic and international political movements, both before and after independence. The geographical focus of the position is Maritime Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore).
  • Teaching: The successful applicant will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area(s) of specialization, as well as in some of the following areas: nationalism, regionalism, race and religion, and textual/visual/literary analysis (pertaining to historical research).
  • Interested applicants should submit an application dossier consisting of the following: Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how your qualifications and plans fit into the long-term development and enhancement of the Department of Southeast Asian Studies (maximum 2 pages); Up to date Curriculum vitae; concise statement of your research trajectory thus far and publication plans (1-2 pages); Concise statement of your teaching experience, including in the field of Southeast Asian Studies (if any), as well as possible courses you are able to offer to raise the profile of the department (1-2 pages); Concise statement describing your personal qualities and experience in collaborative and leadership roles in academic projects and community engagements (1-2 pages); A list of three referees (names, contact details and applicant’s relationship to them; only short-listed applicants will be invited to submit reference letters) Candidates should submit all application materials online via the NUS Careers Portal and addressed to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Southeast Asian Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore
  • Deadline: 31 Oct. 2022We will begin evaluating candidates immediately, but the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.