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Francis Marion University (USA:SC)[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor, Asian History
  • While the subfield is open, preference will be given to those candidates whose courses complement those currently offered by the department. The successful candidate will also teach lower-level sections of Introduction to Modern World History.
  • Application Materials: 1. Letter of Interest (Referencing Position Number 24-27); 2. Copies of unofficial graduate transcripts (official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate); 3. Curriculum Vitae; 4. Three letters of reference (may be sent separately); and 5. FMU Faculty Application.
  • Review begins: 28 Feb. 2024

Illinois Wesleyan University (USA:IL)[]

  • 9 month Assistant Professor of Asian History (Teaching Track), to begin 15 Aug. 2023
  • The teaching track focuses on developing innovative curricula as well as contributing to the success of students, the department, and the university. It is a renewable, nine-month appointment built on consecutive six-year contracts. Typically, initial appointments are at the rank of Assistant Professor, with the possibility of promotion to the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor. While not eligible for tenure, appointments on the teaching track are designed to support long-term engagement and professional growth. Teaching track faculty are eligible for sabbatical following the successful renewal of the initial 6-year contract and every seven years thereafter. Additional benefits for the position include the possibility of modest startup funds and two course releases to be taken in the first five years of appointment.
  • Teaching load: 8 courses - The primary responsibility will be to teach 8 undergraduate courses (with some regular duplication in course preps in any given semester). Courses will include introductions to China and Japan, lower- and upper-level courses related to graduate training/interests, and rotation into our first-year writing seminar, Gateway Colloquium. The successful candidate’s courses will contribute not only to the History major, but to our university’s shared curriculum, International and Global Studies, Asian Studies, Japanese Studies, and, depending on training, Political Science and relevant programs in the Humanities. Successful candidates will also be full participating members of the History Department, advising our students, participating in departmental and university service, and maintaining currency in relevant historiography and pedagogy.
  • To Apply: Please submit the following: A cover letter addressing qualifications; A curriculum vitae; A teaching philosophy statement, including a list of possible courses; A statement addressing your commitment to inclusive teaching; and Contact information for three professional references.
  • Deadline: "Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled." - ad posted 21 Sept.

[24 Oct]: Any updates?

    • Zoom interviews invitations sent out Nov 22
    • Three finalists for campus interview in January

Memorial University of Newfoundland (CAN) - History of Race, Colonialism and/or Diaspora[]

Memorial University of Newfoundland (CAN) - Indigenous History[]

  • full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Indigenous History.
  • Areas of specialization open.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach existing courses, and to develop new survey and topical courses in Indigenous History; mentor and supervise honours and graduate students at the MA and PhD levels; and provide support for the Certificate in Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate will respectfully engage with Indigenous communities and support Memorial’s work towards Indigenization and reconciliation (see Memorial’s Strategic Framework for Indigenization and RIIG policy).
  • Applications should include: a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a one-page statement addressing the candidate's future contributions to Indigenization and reconciliation, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy (max. 2 pages), a statement of research on current scholarship and research program demonstrating excellence or potential for excellence (max. 2 pages), a writing sample, and contact for three references (a fourth reference from a member of an Indigenous community the applicant has worked with is welcome [no letters required at this stage]). Applications should be uploaded via https://careers.mun.ca/hss/apply/advertisements/4775.
  • Deadline: 23 Dec. 2023

Northeastern University (USA:MA) - modern Japan/East Asia, open rank, non-TT[]

  • Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor in Modern Japan/East Asia History
  • This is a non-tenure line, but continuing and tracked position (Assistant, Associate, and Full Teaching Professor), with the possibility of progressively longer multi-year (3 year and 5 year) contracts.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the field of Modern Japanese History and Global Asian Studies. Graduate and upper-level undergraduate courses might be possible
  • Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, a model syllabus, and evidence of teaching effectiveness with complete sets of recent student evaluations, as well as contact information for at least three letters of recommendation. In the diversity statement, please describe how you can support Northeastern’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, research, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Deadline: 15 Dec. 2023

Reed College (USA:OR) - non-TT[]

  • one-year visiting assistant professor position in Asian History and Introductory Humanities.
  • We will consider applications from candidates who research any region of Asia (and/or their interrelations with other regions), however, priority will be given to historians with expertise in East or Southeast Asia
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will teach two one-semester history courses of their own creation, and a year-long section of Reed's team-taught, first-year interdisciplinary Humanities course (https://www.reed.edu/humanities/hum110/). Teaching duties also include advising year-long senior theses
  • Candidates should have received their PhD by August, 2024
  • To apply, please submit a cover letter that addresses both research and teaching interests; a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation ... to http://apply.interfolio.com/138114.
  • Deadline: 19 Jan. 2024
    • The Search Committee expects to conduct Zoom interviews with potential candidates in February, 2024.
    • [Feb 17] Interview request was sent on Feb 7. I had my interview today (Feb 17).

University of Alaska (USA:AK) - Asia in the World[]

NB: No work visas will be sponsored for this position.To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States

  • Tenure-track 9 month Assistant Professorship of History, Asia in the world with interest in the circumpolar North
  • Teaching: undergraduate courses in History and graduate courses in the Arctic and Northern Studies Program and mentoring students. Additional duties may include teaching survey courses in Asian or Global History.
  • For full consideration: 14 Apr. 2024

University of Arkansas - Little Rock (USA: AR)[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor of History to begin on August 16, 2024.
  • Research expertise should focus on Asian history, but region and period of specialization are open. Job duties will include teaching world history courses in support of the university’s core curriculum and upper-level courses in support of the department’s robust undergraduate programs.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3
  • Ph.D. in History or related field; ABD considered. Preferred Education and/or Experience:  Prior experience in developing and teaching Asian history courses; Prior experience in developing and teaching online courses; Research or teaching experience in gender studies or LGBTQ history; A history of community outreach, as UA Little Rock is a community-engaged institution in a metropolitan setting
  • Application materials must be submitted through the online application system. Additional information about this position and application requirements are available under the Jobs link on the Human Resources website at http://ualr.edu/humanresources/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec 2023
    • Applied x1
    • [23 Dec 2023] Rejected (by mail)

University of Cambridge (UK:Eng) - non-TT, Modern East & Southeast Asia[]

  • 2 year Temporary Assistant Professor in Modern East Asian/ Southeast Asian History.
  • This post is fixed-term until 30 September 2025 or the return of the post holder, whichever is the earlier.
  • To cover the secondment of Tim Harper, Professor of the History of Southeast Asia, to the position of Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Teaching: They will provide key teaching for undergraduates, especially for first- and second-year students; The postholder will take on extensive examining duties to ensure the smooth assessment of a large number of undergraduates; The postholder is expected to make a substantial contribution to classes and training in the MPhil in World History and to supervise MPhil students. They will undertake examining for the MPhil and may be asked to assess or examine PhD students; They will participate in postgraduate research seminars, such as the World History seminar and contribute to the Faculty's research culture; The postholder will contribute to the administration of the World History Subject Group and MPhil Sub-Committee. They may also be expected to take on one of the smaller administrative roles in the Faculty.
  • Deadline: 2 Jun. 2024

University of Oregon (USA:OR) - Modern, Non-TT[]

  • One-year visiting assistant professor position in modern Asian history, to begin Sept. 16, 2024 (AY 2024-25).
  • Teaching Load: 2/2/1 two introductory survey courses (such as 191, China Past and Present or 192, Japan Past and Present) and advanced courses in their area of specialization.
  • PhD in hand at time of appointment in History or another relevant discipline.
  • Special Instructions to Applicants Please submit: 1. A cover letter; 2. A CV; 3. A 1-page teaching statement; 4. A dissertation chapter or article-length writing sample; and 5. The names of three referees with your online application.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 15 Apr. 2024 - posting period just 5 days.

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Modern Chinese and East Asian, Non-TT[]

NB the salary scale for this post may mean it is ineligible for a work visa. Please check before applying.

  • full-time, fixed term Departmental Lecturer in Modern Chinese and East Asian History from 1st October 2024 to 30th September 2025
  • 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 14 June 2024
  • We expect to hold interviews in early July 2024; overseas candidates will be offered Microsoft Teams interviews

University of São Paulo (BRA)[]

  • tenure-track faculty member in History of Asia, whose research focuses on the Asian spaces rather than the European presence in Asia.
  • Candidates who are proficient in Asian languages, have experience with Asian archives and sources, and are conversant with scholarly literature written in Asia by Asians will be preferred. The mission of the successful candidate is to establish and consolidate the field of History of Asia at the University of São Paulo.
  • The position to be filled corresponds roughly to that of tenure-track assistant professor in US universities but open for scholars holding a PhD at any stage of their careers. There is a so-called ‘probative’ period of 3 years, after which tenure is usually granted.
  • Applications should be submitted exclusively online through the website https://uspdigital.usp.br/gr/admissao
    • NB: The selection is competitive, and includes formal written and teaching exams, in addition to the evaluation of the candidates’ trajectory, graded by a committee. The exams can be taken in English, in which case this has to be stated explicitly in the application materials (the contents of the exams taken in English and Portuguese will be identical).
  • Deadline: 5pm local time 22 Apr. 2024

University of Wyoming (USA:WY)[]

  • full-time, tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, in the field of Asian history, to begin Aug 2024
  • Historically informed research in all regions, time periods, and thematic emphases is welcome. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by the time of appointment.
  • Teaching Load: 2/3 including undergraduate core classes in History (for example, a world history survey and general historical methods and theory) as well as undergraduate and graduate electives in Asian history. They will also have the opportunity to teach classes in their area of expertise. In addition, this faculty member will contribute to the Department of History's funded M.A. program by teaching graduate classes and supervising M.A. students. Undergraduate advising and departmental service are also expected
  •  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample and contact information for four references (letters of recommendation will be solicited at a later stage). All questions can be directed to Dr. Alexandra Kelly (akelly13@uwyo.edu), chair of the search committee. 
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2023
    • Applied x2
    • [Nov 30] Zoom interview invitation
    • [Dec 6] Rejection email received.
    • [Jan 22] Any news since interviews?
    • [Jan 20] Campus visit invites for Feb

University of York (UK:Eng) - post-1800[]

  • Lecturer (~asst prof) in modern history (post-1800)
  • ... whose research focuses on either South Asia, or the Asia-Pacific, or the connections between these regions; applicants possessing knowledge of the languages and cultures of India may be preferred.
  • Teaching: Applicants should seek to demonstrate how their interests and experience would contribute to one or more of our Stage One ‘World History’ modules, our existing range of Stage Three Special Subjects and our Masters programmes and options.
  • Deadline: 14 Mar. 2024

Virginia Wesleyan University (USA:VA) - African, Asian, or Middle Eastern History[]

  • tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the Department of History, beginning in Fall 2024.
  • See full posting at African/Middle_Eastern_History_2023-24, link above.
    • Applied x2
    • [31 Dec 2023] Interview invite
    • [9 January 2024] Interview x2
    • [26 January 2024] Any updates on campus interviews? x2

Westmont College (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure-track position in history at the rank of assistant professor in one of the following areas of geographical concentration: African history, Asian history, or Latin American history.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 the successful candidate will teach upper division courses in their field of specialization as well as sections of a general education course on World History since 1350.
  • Westmont College, a liberal arts college in the Protestant evangelical tradition, seeks faculty committed to teaching and mentoring undergraduates, advancing a program of scholarly activity, and promoting our mission of Christian liberal arts education. In addition, with a rising share of non-white students in our classrooms, the successful candidate should excel at encouraging and working with students of color.
  • Applicants will be asked to submit four brief (500 to 1500 words) statements describing their journey as a follower of Christ, their philosophy of Christian liberal arts education, their view of the relationship between their faith and their professional/scholarly work, and the experiences, perspectives, and skills they would bring to support Westmont's commitment to diversity as it reflects Christ's reconciling work in the world.
  • Use this link to access the application.
  • Review begins: 1 Nov. 2023 and continues until the position is filled.

China[]

Brandeis University (USA:MA)[]

  • full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the history of China.
  • We are especially interested in historians who would extend the methodological, thematic, and geographic range of the department’s current faculty, and contribute to graduate and undergraduate advising and teaching. The candidate's research focus may be any period, preferably cast in a larger transnational comparative framework.
  • Applicants must have a PhD in hand when the appointment begins in the fall of 2024.
  • Candidates should submit a letter of application, a c.v., a writing sample of no more than forty pages, a teaching statement, a diversity statement, and (upon request) three letters of recommendation. Only online applications will be accepted. Please submit all materials to Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25589
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2024
    • Reference Letter requests sent 29 October -- Any update [Nov 18]? x5 [Nov 28] x 1
    • Interview requests sent
    • [Jan 6] any update after the interview?

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (USA:CA)[]

  • Full-time, tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese History (time period open)
  • Teaching: Duties in this position include teaching Chinese history, East Asian history, the World Civilization surveys (ancient world to 1500 and 1500 to the present), and upper-division courses in areas of interest; maintaining an active research agenda; and service to various levels of the university and the related community.
  • Required qualifications include: (1) Ph.D. in history from an accredited university at the time of appointment (ABDs are welcome to apply); (2) experience and success in university-level teaching, including potential in teaching Chinese history, East-Asian history, and world history courses; (3) potential for scholarly engagement in Chinese history (4) research experience using Chinese and other East Asian languages; (5) commitment to inclusivity and equity
  • Preferred qualifications: (1) while time period and field of specialization are open, preference is given for candidates with research experience or graduate training focused on transnational history; (2) ability to address the history of China in innovative regional, global or comparative contexts; (3) interest in working with colleagues in public history and the history of science, technology, public health, capitalism, and non-violence; (4) demonstrated experience and/or interest in digital humanities; (5) hybrid and/or online teaching or program-building experiences (6) ability and interest in curriculum and pedagogical development in world history
  • Candidates should submit: (1) cover letter; (2) CV with contact info for five references; (3) Student Success statement listing by number at least two of nine Inclusive Excellence criteria listed on the job ad; (4) brief (750 words or fewer) statement of teaching philosophy; (5) three letters of recommendation dated in the last 2 years; (6) a transcript showing the highest degree earned; and (7) a completed application form.
  • For full consideration: 6 Nov. 2023
  • [Dec 18] Any updates?
  • [Dec 20] "still in the process of making evaluations and selections"
  • [Jan 5] Zoom interview invitation
  • [Feb 22] Any updates after interview?

Case Western University (USA:OH) - Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Modern (1644-the present) Chinese History
  • Teaching Load: 2/2
  • Applicants should apply to this position at Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/129221. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a graduate transcript, a writing sample, and relevant teaching evaluations. Candidates should submit letters stating research and teaching interests. Applicants are required to submit a diversity statement describing how their research, teaching and/or service might contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion within their scholarly field(s) and/or how their individual and/or collaborative efforts may promote structural justice inside and outside institutions of higher learning. This statement should also reflect on the ways in which the candidate’s continued efforts will foster a culture of diversity, pluralism, and individual difference at Case Western Reserve University into the future. Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted in PDF format to Interfolio.
  • Deadline: 15 Nov. 2023
    • [Nov 27] Any update?
    • [Dec 1] Zoom interview invitation
    • [Jan 5] Campus visit invitation

Chinese University of Hong Kong (HKG) - Sui- or Tang-Dynasty History[]

  • full-time academic post(s) in History of Sui and Tang Dynasties. The post(s) of Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor and Research Assistant Professor are open for application.
  • Applicants should (i) have obtained a doctoral degree and have a solid publication record; (ii) be committed to teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels; and (iii) be ready to supervise postgraduate students.
  • Salary and fringe benefits for the post will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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 (eligible to Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor), 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 rachelcheungsl@cuhk.edu.hk with the subject line “Position in History of Sui and Tang Dynasties”. 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: 31 Oct. 2023
  • [Dec 12] Any updates?

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

  • one-year, non-tenure-track position in modern Chinese history, literature, and film (field open) to begin August 10, 2024
  • Teaching Load: 3/3 Each semester two courses will be in History and one course will be in Chinese Studies for Modern Languages & Literatures. They include: for fall 2024, ‘East Asian Civilization since 1600’ a freshman writing seminar in History, and ‘Introduction to Chinese Cinema’ in Chinese Studies; and for spring 2025, ’Modern Chinese History’ a freshman writing seminar in History, and ‘Twentieth-Century Chinese Literature in English’ in Chinese Studies.
  • Applicants must apply online at https://jobs.wm.edu/postings/58730. Submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter, and a statement of teaching interests that describes how your scholarly work informs your approach to teaching and mentoring. A diversity statement is not required. Candidates are encouraged to reflect on their past experiences or future plans to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for learners/scholars in [enter discipline] in any of the aforementioned required documents. 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: 12 Apr 2024

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKG) - middle-period[]

  • two "tenure-track" positions at the ranks of Assistant Professor and/or Associate Professor; The initial appointment will be offered on a fixed-term contract of three years commencing from August 2024. Re-appointment thereafter will be subject to mutual agreement and availability of funding.
  • Possess expertise in any historical sub-fields, preferably in the following areas: European History, History of North America, Global/Transnational/Comparative History, History of Oceania, Digital History, Public History, Middle-period Chinese History
  • Teaching: Themes in Modern European History, Nineteenth Century European History, Europe since the First World War, Western Intellectual Thought, Origins of Western Imperialism, Cultures of Innovation and Invention in European History, History of the United States to 1877, History of the United States since 1877, The US in the World in the Twentieth Century, History of Africa since Independence, History, Heritage and Human Communities, World History: Civilisations in Contact, Fashion in History
  • Applicants are invited to submit their applications at the HKBU e-Recruitment System (https://jobs.hkbu.edu.hk) with samples of publications, preferably the best three out of their most recent publications/works. They should also request two referees to send in confidential letters of reference, with the PR number (stated above) quoted on the letters, directly to the Human Resources Office (Email: recruit@hkbu.edu.hk). Those who are not invited for interview 4 months after the submission of the application may consider their applications unsuccessful. All application materials including publication samples, and scholarly/creative works will be disposed of after completion of the recruitment exercise unless upon request. Details of the Personal Information Collection Statement can be found at https://hro.hkbu.edu.hk/pic
  • Deadline: none stated in ad, position is open until filled [ad posted 19 Sept 2023]
    • [Dec 12] Any updates?

Hong Kong Shue Yan University (HKG) - Urban[]

NB readvertised 16 April with a new deadline https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=67147

  • Full-time Assistant Professor or above to start in September 2024.
  • The field of specialization is late imperial China with an emphasis on urban history. Preference will be given to those applicants who have at least two years of teaching experience and a good track record in research and publication. Proficiency in English is required, and the capability to teach world history is a plus.
  • Applications should be addressed to: The University Secretary, Hong Kong Shue Yan University, 10 Wai Tsui Crescent, Braemar Hill, North Point, Hong Kong. It should contain (1) a cover letter, (2) a complete CV including a list of publications, (3) two representative publications, and (4) three references to be sent directly from the referees. For further information about the University and the Department of History, please visit www.hksyu.edu; for enquiries, please send emails to Ms. Anna Hui: history@hksyu.edu.
  • Review begins: 15 Mar. 2024 - hard deadline according to new advert 30 June 2024 "but competent candidates will be contacted and interviewed earlier."

Muhlenberg College (USA:PA) - Modern[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Modern Chinese History to begin August 2024.
  • We are open to candidates specializing in any thematic or geographic focus, but will privilege applications that display expertise in Pacific World, Transnational, and/or Diasporic histories. Subspecialties may include, but are not limited to: environmental history, public health, sustainability studies, or women’s and gender studies. The ability to teach public history, or expertise in digital history, would be welcome.
  • Teaching: 3/3 "The ability to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in pre-modern and modern East Asian History, and First Year Seminars, is essential. Candidates should indicate their potential to develop a course on the Chinese/Asian Diaspora into the United States ... Successful candidates will also contribute to general academic requirements in Integrative Learning, and new requirements in Global Perspectives (formerly Human Difference and Global Engagement) and Race and Power."
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 15 Sept. 2023.
  • Zoom interview invitations sent on Oct. 2, 2023.
  • [any updates?]
  • Post-interview rejection notice received on Oct. 30.
  • An offer has been made and accepted as of December 8

Oberlin College, (USA:OH)- Ming/Qing[]

NB: posted here *after* the deadline.

  • full-time tenure track{?} faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in Ming/Qing Chinese History with a preferred subfield of environmental history and/or the history of science.
  • Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning Fall 2024, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.
  • Review begins: 2 Oct. 2023
    • [Oct. 9] Request for additional materials
    • [Oct 23] Zoom interview requests sent
    • Campus visit invitations sent

University of British Columbia (CAN) - Modern[]

  • Tenured Associate Professor, Modern Chinese History and International Relations & Republic of China Chair, to begin 1 Jul. 2024
  • Applicants should show interest and a track record in historical research on modern Chinese history (broadly conceived, which could also include the history of Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Chinese in Southeast Asia) and in research, writing and/or consulting on contemporary policy issues and international relations. Candidates should have excellent Chinese-language reading skills and the ability to engage Sinophone scholarship.
  • Applicants should have: A PhD in History or related field and teaching experience at the tertiary level. A publishing track record of exceptional quality and originality that complements or diversifies research strengths in the Department of History and policy expertise in SPPGA; Experience teaching, mentoring, and addressing the learning needs of a diverse undergraduate and graduate student population; Demonstrated ability to secure external funding; Demonstrated ability to engage with diverse scholarly and/or non-scholarly communities at UBC and beyond.
  • Applicants should apply only through the History Department’s Internal Resources website at https://hist.air.arts.ubc.ca/roc-jr13645/   Applicants should upload (in the following order, collated into a single pdf file): a cover letter or letter of application (including their fit for this constellation of history, IR, and public policy); a curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi, student or peer evaluations of teaching, etc.); a 300-500 word statement identifying the applicant’s experience relevant to working with a diverse student body, and contributions, or potential contributions, to advancing a culture of equity and inclusion within the university and beyond; up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book chapters). Applicants should also provide names and contact information for three scholars willing to provide a letter of reference; we will request letters directly for candidates who advance in the search process. 
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2023
    • (Nov. 1) Any news?
    • (Nov. 19) Any news?
    • (Nov. 23) Zoom interviews scheduled

University of California, Los Angeles (USA:CA) - late imperial[]

  • Tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in late imperial Chinese history (Song to Qing). The department welcomes applications considering any theme or methodological approach.
  • All candidates must have completed their PhD in history or related field by June 30, 2024.
  • Documents should include a letter of application; curriculum vitae; a statement of teaching; a statement of research; the authorization to release information form; and three letters of recommendation. A statement addressing the applicant’s past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion is also required. Please visit the UCLA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion website for Sample Guidance for Candidates on the Statement of Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: https://equity.ucla.edu/programs-resources/faculty-search-process/faculty-search-committee-resources/sample-guidance/.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2023
  • [Nov. 16] Zoom interview invitation
  • [Dec. 20] rejection letter after the zoom interview

University of California, Riverside (USA:CA) - Early Modern[]

  • full-time, tenure track position in the history of Early Modern China (Ming to Qing Dynasties).
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in Chinese history, as well as courses in global/transnational history and thematic courses based on the candidate’s research profile. Strong commitments to the mentorship of undergraduate and graduate students and the advancement of Asian studies programs on campus are highly desirable.
  • pplicants will be required to submit a cover letter, CV, sample of research work, a statement on research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations, sample syllabi, statement of contributions to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence, and 3 letters of reference; all letters of reference must be received by December 26th, 2023 submission deadline for the application to be eligible for consideration. Applications and material will be submitted using UCR’s online application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01839 Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System ).
  • For full consideration: 26 Dec. 2023
  • [Jan. 13] Zoom interview invitation
  • [Feb. 6] Campus visit invitation

University of Hong Kong (CHN) - pre-modern, open rank[]

  • Professor/Associate Professor on tenure terms or Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Pre-modern Chinese History, to begin 1 Sept. 2024
  • Appointment as Assistant Professor will be made on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract
  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in Pre-modern Chinese History or related fields, preferably with a specialisation in pre-Tang China and experience in utilising Digital Humanities or quantitative history methodologies.
  • Applicants should apply online at the University’s careers site (https://jobs.hku.hk) and upload an up-to-date C.V.
  • Review begins immediately [ad posted 15 Dec] with a hard deadline of 30 Jun. 2024.

University of Illinois (USA:IL) - Imperial[]

  • Lecturer/Instructor position in Imperial Chinese History. The appointment will be a full-time, nine-month position; Reappointment may be possible based on departmental need, funding, and satisfactory performance review.
  • teaching load: 3/3 The successful candidate is expected to teach courses in East Asian and premodern Chinese history that are currently listed in Course Catalog (subject to approval by the department and after meeting minimum enrollment requirements). Additional duties include monitoring and mentoring teaching assistants, holding office hours to meet with students outside of class time, writing and grading examinations, and assigning grades.
  • To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application; CV, including contact information (or Interfolio ID) for three professional references; graduate transcripts; one representative writing sample. References will be contacted electronically within a few days after submission of the application.
  • SHORT Deadline: 12 Apr. 2024

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (USA:MD) - Late Imperial/Modern[]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in the field of Late Imperial/Modern Chinese history, to begin Fall 2024
  • The Ph.D. is required; teaching experience is preferred
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to research and publication in the field; possess strong Chinese archival ability and bilingual (Chinese-English) language expertise; be able to offer broad and specialized courses at the undergraduate and M.A. levels. Possible subfields include, but are not restricted to, environmental history, transnational history, human rights, ethnic minorities, borderlands, public health, medicine, science, technology, and public policy.
  • Only electronic applications, submitted through Interfolio, will be accepted: apply.interfolio.com/128190. Applications should include a letter of interest addressed to the Chair of the Search, Prof. Constantine Vaporis, that introduces the candidate’s research and teaching philosophy; a curriculum vitae; a diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) statement; copies of publications and/or a writing sample; and the names and addresses of three current references. Additional materials, including letters of reference, will be requested of candidates advancing beyond the initial review of applications. For questions, please contact Dr. Constantine Vaporis (vaporis@umbc.edu).
  • For full consideration: 15 Oct. 2023
  • [Nov. 8] Request for additional materials/letters
    • [Nov. 9] I did not receive any request directly from the institution, but my status on Interfolio changes from completed to incomplete. The application on Interfolio asks for recommendation letters and a sample syllabus. [It's very likely that the Interfolio system failed to generate a message to every selected candidate. You may contact the committee to verify short-list status.] [Thank you; yes, I just wrote to them. ]
    • [Nov. 10] So the incomplete status on Interfolio turned out to be a glitch. Were some candidates contacted already for mote materials? [Yes, as I posted on November 8, I received a request for letters and a sample syllabus]
  • [Dec 4] interview invitation sent
  • [Feb 16] Any update?

Université de Montréal[]

  • The Department of History invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese History. All historical periods and areas of Chinese history will be given equal consideration.
  • The appointed candidate will be expected to teach courses at all levels (undergraduate introductory, advanced and specialized courses and graduate courses), to supervise graduate students, and to be active in research, publishing, knowledge sharing, and academic service within the University.
  • Deadline: Nov 15
    • Applied x2
    • [Dec 19] Any update?

University of Toronto, St. George (Canada: Ontario) - Medieval/Early Modern[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Chinese History, to begin 1 Jul. 2024
  • Candidates with a PhD in History are preferred, but applications from candidates from interdisciplinary backgrounds whose work is informed by historical questions and methodologies will be considered. We invite candidates to articulate clearly how they incorporate and interpret such methodologies in their research and teaching statements.
  • Candidates must be able to teach an introductory survey in Chinese history from prehistory to the 21st century and to develop more specialized undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise and/or focusing on historiography/sources.
  • Applications from candidates demonstrating expertise and research interests beyond the borders of modern Chinese nation-states are particularly welcome.
  • Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority (by Canadian federal law).
  • Document requirements:
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
    • Cover Letter
    • Research statement outlining current and future research interests
    • Teaching Dossier (teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities) ,1‐2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity (which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups)
    • Recent writing sample
    • Name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each referee the day after an application is submitted. Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit recent letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date. More details on the automatic reference letter collection, including timelines, are available in the FAQ https://jobs.utoronto.ca/content/Frequently-Asked-Questions/?locale=en_US.
  • Closing date: 13 Nov. 2023, 23:59 Eastern Time

Applied

-[Dec 1] Longlist candidates invited for virtual interviews in mid-Dec.

[Jan 23] Rejection received after interviews. Good luck for those who are short-listed!

East Asia[]

Colby College (USA:ME) - Non-TT, modern[]

  • Visiting Assistant Professor in Modern East Asian History (1-year sabbatical replacement), with a preferred focus on gender and sexuality or race, beginning July 1, 2024
  • Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. The statement of teaching philosophy and the statement of research interests should demonstrate commitment to the values of diversity and inclusive teaching. Please submit applications via Interfolio at the following link http://apply.interfolio.com/132963.
  • Deadline: 1 Dec. 2023
    • Interview invitation on Dec 14
    • Post-interview rejection received on Jan 18

Illinois State University (USA:IL)[]

  • Tenure-track assistant professor in East Asian History, beginning August 16, 2024.
  • Teaching: in addition to a survey course on East Asian history, the hire will teach upper-division courses on both Chinese and Japanese history.
  • Interested candidates please complete an online application for posting number 517450 at https://jobs.illinoisstate.edu/ and additionally submit the following items: 1) a letter of application that includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience; 2) a 300-500 word essay that describes your experiences in working effectively with a broadly diverse student population; 3) a C.V.; and 4) a chapter-length sample of scholarship. Please send these materials electronically with your online application. Candidates should also be prepared to send three confidential letters of reference upon request to historysearch@ilstu.edu. Given ISU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion on its campus, candidate screening will begin with the evaluation of the 300-500 word essay noted above, to concentrate the applicant pool on those that align closely to our institution’s values.
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2023
  • [Applications Under Review]
  • [November 17] Zoom Invitations Sent Out
  • [December 14] Campus visit invitation

Kenyon College (USA:OH)[]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in East Asian history beginning 1 July 2024
  • Region, period, and languages of specialization within East Asia are open...Specialists on China, Japan, or Korea who understand East Asia in a transnational context are especially welcome.
  • Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment (July 2024).
  • Teaching, 5 courses/year, Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory surveys on modern and premodern East Asia and upper-level seminars in their area of expertise or interest.
  • Applications should include (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) contact information for three recommenders. More materials (letters of recommendation, a writing sample, an unofficial graduate school transcript, and a statement of teaching philosophy) will be requested from candidates who advance to the interview stage. All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website: http://careers.kenyon.edu
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2023
  • [25 Oct] Virtual interview invitation
  • [15 Nov] Campus visit invite

Monash University (AUS) - Non-TT[]

  • 2-year fixed-term appointment in East Asian History.
  • We’re seeking a Level B academic to contribute to our dynamic academic environment, focusing on teaching and engaging in scholarly, research, and professional activities, with specialised expertise in East Asian History.
  • Deadline: 30 Jun. 2024

Pomona College (USA:CA) - Non-TT, Medieval/Early Modern[]

  • 2 year Visiting Assistant Professor, Medieval and Early Modern East Asian History
  • Priority will be given to historians with expertise on Japan before the Meiji era The candidate should have Ph.D. in hand or advanced Ph.D. candidacy in History, with a research specialty in China or Japan before 1870.
  • Teaching Load: 5 courses/year including a survey history course on East Asian history that covers at least China and Japan. They will also be expected to teach research seminars that focus on chosen themes, such as gender, migration, labor, environment, science and technology, food, revolution, intellectual history, etc.
  • This position is not eligible for travel and moving expenses, nor visa sponsorship. You must show proof of authorization to work in the U.S.
  • o apply for this position, upload as one PDF file (5MB): a CV, statement of teaching philosophy and research, a statement describing a demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body (Writing the Equity and Inclusion Statement), and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to: Professor Angelina Chin (angelina.chin@pomona.edu), Department of History, Pomona College, 550 N. Harvard Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711-6338.
  • For full consideration: 1 Mar 2024

Trinity University (USA:TX) - non-TT[]

  • One-year Visiting Assistant Professor in the History of East Asia, beginning August 2024.
  • The position is open to candidates in any sub-field or period of East Asian history. The successful candidate must have a strong commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Teaching: 3/2 including an East Asian history survey and courses in their area of specialization, to support the curricular needs of the department and the Pathways general education curriculum.
  • In the “Application Documents” field, upload the following, each as a separate pdf file (note: a maximum of five (5) files can be uploaded): CV, Cover letter, List of three professional references (we will request recommendation letters for finalists), Diversity statement, which responds to the following prompt: “Trinity University is committed to the value of intentional inclusion. Please provide a brief statement (250-500 words) describing your past efforts as well as your future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in your teaching.” Candidates may be asked to submit a sample syllabus for a survey course on East Asian history at a later date.
  • Review begins: 12 Feb. 2024

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

  • full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in any aspect of East Asian History to begin in the fall of 2024
  • The chronological and topical focus is open.
  • For queries about the position please contact Dr. Olga Dror electronically at olgadror@tamu.edu. All application materials should be submitted through or uploaded to Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/130517. To apply please submit a cover letter, CV, personal statement to include philosophy and plans for teaching, research, and service (as applicable), and three confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Deadline: not stated in ad, ad expires 1 Nov. 2023
    • [25 Oct.] Asked to submit a writing sample
      • -- Wait, it's before the due date, right?
      • [29 Oct.] I think maybe they're asking for them from everyone but forgot to put it in the ad. I submitted my application today and within an hour received a request for a writing sample
      • I was not asked for a writing sample, so presumably they didn't ask from everyone.
    • [9 Nov.] Zoom interview invitation
    • [6 Dec.] Campus Visit invitation

University of California, Davis (USA:CA) - China/East Asia[]

  • Tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in China/East Asia history.
  • All periods and areas of specialization are welcome, but we are particularly interested in those candidates whose scholarship locates East Asian history in a larger transcultural, comparative, or global context.
  • Teaching: The successful candidate will teach appropriate survey courses of East Asian civilizations, as well as other upper-division and graduate courses commensurate to her/his/their specializations.  However, she/he/they should be able to teach baseline courses in Chinese history, and also to supervise Ph.D. students and develop our Asian studies graduate programs through research, mentorship and outreach activities.  
  • Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment in July 2024.
  • The application material includes a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of contribution to diversity. Applications will be accepted online only. Please follow the instructions as stated on the recruitment website.  Apply at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF05954. The position will remain open until filled.
  • https://history.ucdavis.edu/news/Asian_History_position
  • For full consideration: 31 Oct. 2023
    • [Nov 19] Any update?
    • Early Dec - Zoom interview invitation
    • Feb 9 - Anyone received anything since the interview? -- [Feb 16] Campus visit invitations were extended in Jan.

University of Tennessee - Knoxville (USA:TN) - Early modern or Modern, excl. China[]

  • tenure-track assistant professorship in the History of Early Modern or Modern East Asia (since 1500) outside of China, to begin 1 Aug. 2024
  • The research specialty is open and may treat any country or region within that scope. Applicants working in borderlands, cross-cultural contact, environment, migration, or science and medicine are encouraged to apply.
  • Teaching: the successful candidate will teach an undergraduate world history survey (1500 CE-present) and offer upper division and graduate courses in the area of specialty to complement our current strengths.
  • Applications should include a cover letter addressing research and teaching interests and experience; a curriculum vitae; contact information for three references; a sample of written scholarship not more than 25 pages in length, preferably published; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Materials should be submitted through http://apply.interfolio.com/130738 ... Questions may be directed to Charles Sanft (csanft@utk.edu), chair of the search committee.
  • Review begins: 15 Oct. 2023
  • [Oct. 31] Zoom interview invitation
  • [Dec 6] Campus visit invitation

University College London (UK:Eng) - Modern[]

  • Lecturer (~asst prof) in Modern East Asian History
  • We invite applications from historians working on any field of East Asian history during the eighteenth, nineteenth or twentieth centuries, but particularly welcome applications that complement the department’s existing strengths in economic and social history, histories of knowledge, and global and transnational history. In line with our 2019 ten-year strategy, the department is also keen to encourage applicants with expertise relating to histories of environment, (in)equality, and/or race and racialisation. We also welcome applications from scholars whose work seeks to reframe ‘East Asia’ as a geographic category and/or engages critically with the concept of modernity.
  • When applying please upload in one consolidated PDF the 6 documents requested in the JD.
  • Deadline: 5 Apr. 2024
    • Intend to interview early June.
    • Received rejection letter in June - but did anyone get an interview?

Vassar College (USA:NY)[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian History beginning August 2024.
  • Specialization in any aspect of modern East Asian history is welcome; ability to teach modern Chinese history and/or modern Japanese history is preferred. Candidates are also expected to contribute to Vassar's Program in Asian Studies.
  • Candidates must have the Ph.D. in History or Asian Studies in hand at the start of employment
  • Teaching Load: 4 courses/year first year after that it is four courses plus a tutorial-style “intensive” which may include supervision of senior theses.
  • To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/3472. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a C.V., a graduate transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable at the time of application), three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of no more than 40 pages; and a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or professional involvements (additional information can be found athttps://offices.vassar.edu/dean-of-the-faculty/positions/candidate-diversity-statement/). Address your materials to Chair, Asian History Search Committee, History Department, Vassar College. For inquiries regarding the search, please contact Joshua Schreier (joschreier@vassar.edu).
  • Review begins: 16 Oct. 2023
  • Applied x4
    • any updates [11/10]?
  • Zoom interview requests sent
    • any updates [11/25]? x2
    • [4 Dec] any updates ?
    • [Dec. 18] an offer has been made and accepted

Indian[]

University of Oxford (UK:Eng) - Professor of Indian History and Culture[]

  • Professorship of Indian History and Culture with effect from 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.
  • This Chair, one of the most prestigious in this field anywhere in the world, was created by means of a munificent benefaction from the Government of India and represents an opportunity to build on your intellectual and cultural interests within a wide interdisciplinary research field in Oxford.
  • The University interprets History and Culture widely, to include any historical period ancient, medieval, or modern, and any cultural field. Applications are invited from scholars of Indian history and culture regardless of disciplinary specialisation. On this occasion, however, we would particularly welcome applications from scholars in the field of early modern Indian history. The ideal candidate would be one who, whatever their specialisation, could through a broad interest in the whole sweep of Indian history function as a link to draw together the various areas of Indian studies currently represented in the University, especially those at AMES and at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies.
  • VERY SHORT Deadline: 25 Jul. 2023
  • Interviews are expected to be held on 20th and 21st November 2023.

Japan[]

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

  • Tenured Associate Professor (junkyōju) or Full-time Lecturer (jōkin sen’nin kōshi) from candidates whose specialty is in the Economic History of Japan. The position will begin from April 1, 2024.
  • Candidates whose research relates to the history of the Kansai area will be given special preference
  • Successful applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand by March 2024, as well as a record of publishing and teaching experience in the field of the Economic History of Japan.
  • Teaching: At the undergraduate level, successful applicants will teach the Economic History of Japan, General Economic History, and various seminar courses as well as supervise the writing of graduation theses. In addition, candidates hired at the rank of Associate Professor will teach graduate student level seminar courses. All courses will be taught at the university’s Sugimoto Campus.
  • Applicants should download and complete the following application materials from Osaka Metropolitan University website here: https://www.omu.ac.jp/research/recruit/faculty/entry-00218.html (in Japanese). Resume of previous employment, List of previous publications, Copies of three major, past publications as well as a one-paragraph summary (in Japanese) of each publication, Completed application materials should be sent by mail to: Human Resources, General Affairs, Osaka Metropolitan University, 1-1 Gakuen-chō, Naka-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka-fu, 599-8531 Japan
  • Deadline [postmarks]: 31 Jul. 2023
  • Select applicants will be invited for an in-person interview at Osaka Metropolitan University. The university is not able to provide compensation for transportation fees to the interview. Overseas candidates also have the option of conducting an online interview.

University of California, Berkeley (USA:CA) - Japan and the Northeast Asia region ca. 1500-present[]

  • Assistant Professor Japan and the Northeast Asia region ca. 1500-present
  • We welcome particularly applications from candidates whose research and teaching engage with the history of Japan and its interactions with the peoples, cultures, and polities of its region and/or the Euro-American presence from ca 1500 onward. Specialists in all subfields of historical study are warmly encouraged to apply.
  • Document requirements: Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.; Cover Letter; Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. /shortcuts/ofew_contributions_diversity; Statement of Research; Statement of Teaching; Teaching Evaluations - Should you find it challenging to provide teaching evaluations, kindly submit a memo clarifying the reason for the unavailability and indicating whether they can be provided at a later date; Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work - Dissertation, dissertation draft, dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and/or book chapters; Syllabi (Optional); Additional Published and/or Unpublished Scholarly Work - Dissertation, dissertation draft, dissertation chapters, a book or book manuscript, articles, and/or book chapter (Optional). Reference requirements - 3 letters of reference required. Apply link: https://apptrkr.com/4469755
  • Deadline: 1 Oct. 2023
  • Requests for additional materials sent out

University of Tokyo (JPN) - [tenure status: complex][]

  • Lecturer or Associate Professor, specializing in history, literature, philosophy, politics, or arts with a focus on Japan, preferably from the perspective of East Asia, to begin 1 Apr. 2024
  • The contract is for three years, renewable only once for one year (maximum four years), depending on budgetary conditions and evaluation of the employee’s work performance and medical condition. The renewed term will end on 31 Mar. 2028. This may be changed to a tenured position, based on a review of the employee’s teaching, research, and administrative performance, as well as medical condition, to be conducted prior to the end of the third year.
  • Teaching: "The appointee will teach, in principle, up to four courses per semester (some courses may be quarter-term based) in English for the junior division in Programs in English at Komaba (PEAK, 1st and 2nd-year students), for the senior division in the Japan in East Asia Program (JEA, 3rd and 4th-year students), and at post-graduate level in the Graduate Program on Global Society (GSP, MA/Ph.D.). He or she will actively participate in PEAK-related affairs, including supervising and mentoring PEAK/JEA undergraduate and GSP graduate students as well as planning and administering admissions office-style entrance examinations. He or she will attend administrative meetings conducted primarily in Japanese. In this light, the ability to read and understand administrative Japanese is strongly recommended."
  • The requested documents should be uploaded to the following site: https://davw03.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/public/ANIQgAAI5w7A-Y8BDO2J7ddYNeiFAbuEGdxjt6VNybhc - Uploaded files should be entitled: [Your last name][The first letter of your first name capitalized][Document number] For example, the file name for Taihei Okada’s List of academic publications should be: OkadaT2
  • Documents to be Submitted: 1) Curriculum Vitae 2) List of academic publications 3), 4), 5) Three publications in PDF format 6) A 500-word essay in English on your commitments to teaching in PEAK/JEA/GSP 7) A 500-word essay in English on your research achievements so far and research prospects in the near future 8) List of the courses you are able to teach, as well as a sample syllabus for one of the courses 9) Name, affiliation, and contact information of two referees. Please contact us if you do not receive an acknowledgment of receipt email from the University a few days after you have uploaded the files.
  • Inquiries should be directed to: Taihei Okada okadataihei@g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp
  • Deadline: 23:59 Japanese time, 8 Sept. 2023

Korean[]

University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (USA:IL)[]

  • tenure-track position in Korean History at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2024.
  • We welcome applications from scholars whose research explores any topic or period within Korean history, but priority will be given to applicants whose research and teaching interests show a deep engagement with Korea’s late-Joseon, colonial, and/or postcolonial periods. All thematic emphases are welcome, including environmental history, colonialism, post-colonialism, nationalism, transnational studies, religion, labor, migration, diaspora, and gender and sexuality.
  • To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu/, directly apply to our position and submit application materials by October 6, 2023. Applicants must submit: (i) a letter of application (i.e., cover letter); ii) curriculum vitae; and iii) a statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants are also required to include a statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experiences should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’ to Inclusive Excellence and the success of all students. We ask that all documents be uploaded in a single .pdf file as an upload in the “Resume/CV” section. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Letters of reference will be requested after the initial screening. Additional materials may be solicited later from candidates advancing in the process
  • For full consideration: 6 Oct. 2023

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

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Premodern Korean Studies. The position is expected to begin August 2024.
  • We welcome applications from candidates working in any periods or disciplines of premodern Korea. Relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to archeology, art history, history, literature and cultural studies, and religious studies. Priority will be given to candidates who combine a broad knowledge of archival resources with comparative and interregional methodologies that are applicable across linguistic, cultural, and political borders. The successful candidate will complement existing faculty strengths in the department and other related academic units, diversify and enhance our undergraduate and graduate course offerings, and show a strong commitment to inclusive teaching and service.
  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment. Interested candidates should provide: 1) a letter of interest; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) statements of research, teaching, and diversity; 4) a recent writing sample or publication; 5) two sample syllabi; and 6) the names and contact information of three referees who will be contacted through a system-generated email to provide letters.
  • In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/los-angeles/assistant-professor-in-premodern-korean-studies/1209/54393702400 . Inquiries may be sent to Professor Sunyoung Park, sunyounp@usc.edu but application materials must be submitted online.
  • Deadline: 5 Dec. 2023

South Asia[]

Columbia University (USA:NY) - Modern[]

  • tenure-track assistant professor for modern South Asia, to begin 1 Jul. 2024
  • We seek scholars with expertise in nineteenth and twentieth century South Asia. The candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate students while also contributing to the general curriculum of the department and the Core curriculum of the College.
  • A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment
  • All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Academic Search and Recruiting (ASR) system. Please upload the following required materials: 1) a cover letter of application, 2) CV (including language proficiencies and teaching experience), 3) a statement of research interests, 4) names of three referees (letters will be requested after initial review), and 5) a chapter or article length writing sample (35 pp. max).
  • Deadline: October 30, ad expires 12 Dec. 2023.
    • Applied x4
    • [Nov 13] Request for additional materials.
    • Remote interviews scheduled around Nov 30. Has anyone heard anything since?
    • Any news on this? are campus visits over and offers made? (01/30)
    • Campus visits are scheduled for February [Jan 31]
    • Has an offer been made?[March 16]
    • who got the job?

Dartmouth College (USA:NH) - Modern[]

  • Assistant Professor, Modern South Asia, to begin 1 Jul 2024
  • Teaching: Qualified candidates should be able to teach courses on both pre-modern and modern South Asia, as well as upper-level topics courses and specialized seminars.
  • Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in history or a closely related field, or be ABD with degree conferred by the start date. Qualified candidates should show promise of outstanding scholarly achievement and a commitment to classroom teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Applicants should submit all materials electronically via Interfolio: Letter of application, including description of research and teaching interests, Curriculum vita, Statement addressing how the applicant’s teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Writing sample.
  • Review begins: 16 Sept. 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Requests for letters of reference may follow at a later stage. Preliminary interviews will be conducted by Zoom in mid October. Inquiries may be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Leslie Butler (leslie.butler@dartmouth.edu).
    • [29 Sept] Letters and additional writing samples requested
    • Campus invites around 13 Oct.
    • Any update as of March?

Georgetown University -Qatar (QAT) - Open Rank[]

  • one (1) core assistant, associate, or full professor position in South Asian History (open rank).
  • We are especially interested in candidates with a focus on gender and/or the environment, as well as a transregional understanding of South Asia's place in history whether in the modern or pre-modern context.
  • Teaching: 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.
  • Applicants should provide a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references. All application materials must be submitted via Georgetown’s online application management system at http://apply.interfolio.com/128994Faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Ms. Carina Lawson at cl978@georgetown.edu
  • Review begins: 1 Oct. 2023
    • Applied x2
    • [13 December] Any updates?
      • Zoom interviews conducted in November.

Kings College London (UK:Eng) - non-TT, modern[]

  • 20 month post (replacing staff on grant leave) Lecturer specialising in the history of Twentieth-Century South Asia
  • teaching: you will teach a second-year module in the history of South Asia’s international relations, and a third-year, document-based module in post-imperial India, as well as contributing to survey modules and MA teaching.
  • Deadline: 25 Apr. 2024

London School of Economics (UK:Eng) - Modern[]

  • Assistant Professor in Modern South Asian History (ca 1850-2000)
  • We are especially interested in candidates who study South Asia with respect to international, transnational and global developments in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and who have a capacity to undertake research in at least one South Asian language. Applications are welcome on themes that include conflict, empires, political movements, the environment, gender and caste.
  • Teaching: They will be expected to offer new courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level in modern South Asian history (ca 1850-2000), as well as contribute to existing programmes and courses, including the MSc in Empires, Colonialism and Globalisation. They will have a clear, well developed and viable strategy for conducting and publishing future world-class research in the history of modern South Asia.
  • To apply for this post, please go to www.jobs.lse.ac.uk. If you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email Professor Marc David Baer at email address:(m.d.baer@lse.ac.uk).
  • Deadline: 22 Jan. 2024
  • Applied x2
    • [13 February] Any updates on this?
    • [Feb 14] Rejection email.

Trinity College Dublin (IRL) - Modern[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professorship in modern South Asian history
  • This post will be based in the Department of History, and we would especially welcome applications from candidates with research interests and teaching experience in any aspect of the history of South Asia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day
  • The primary purpose of this post will be to engage in teaching and research in the history of modern South Asia within the Department of History, to contribute to the School of Histories and Humanities’ successful M.Phil programmes in Modern History, and to supervise postgraduate research in their area of expertise. The successful applicant will have a PhD in History or a related field and must demonstrate a proven ability or evidence of potential to establish a strong record of research and publication in any field of modern South Asian history.
  • Applications will only be accepted via http://jobs.tcd.ie Candidates should submit by e-Recruitment: Covering Letter (1 x A4 page), Full Curriculum Vitae to include your list of publications and the names and contact details of 3 referees (including email addresses), Research plan (summarising research to be carried out in the next three years – maximum of 2 x A4 pages), Teaching statement (summarising teaching experience and approach – maximum of 2 x A4 pages),Outline of a semester-long research-based module suitable for students at either final year undergraduate or M.Phil level (maximum of 2 x A4 pages).
  • Deadline: Noon 13 May 2024

University of California, San Diego (USA:CA)[]

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in South Asian History, to begin 1 Jul. 2024
  • We welcome applications from scholars focusing on any period, topic, thematic area, religion, nation or region within South Asia, including the pre-colonial, colonial and postcolonial periods, diasporic communities, and anti-casteist, anti-Islamophobic approaches. Specialists in Indian Ocean History or other inter-regional fields are particularly encouraged to apply.
  • Document requirements: Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., Cover Letter, Writing Sample - Writing sample of approximately 5,000- 10,000 words, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity, including, if applicable, within South Asian Studies. See our /shortcuts/contributions_to_diversity site for more information., Statement of Research (Optional), Misc / Additional (Optional). Reference requirements, 3 letters of reference required Names and contact information of three referees only at this time. Letters to be solicited later in the process. Apply link: https://apptrkr.com/4679685 Help contact: ltamayo@ucsd.edu
  • Review begins: 6 Nov. 2023
    • Applied x4
    • [12 DEC] Anyone hear anything yet?
    • [13 DEC] Have not heard anything! x2
    • [27 DEC] Any news on this? Or any idea why they are taking so long?
    • [6 Jan] All longlisted candidates have been contacted
    • Any update as of March?
    • has offer been made?

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (USA:IL) - Modern[]

  • full-time tenure-track position in Modern South Asian History at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 16, 2024.
  • We welcome applications from scholars whose research explores any topic, region, or period within that specialization. Priority will be given to applicants whose research and teaching interests show a deep engagement with South Asia as a colonial, national, postcolonial and/or global formation, 1750 to 1947. All thematic emphases are welcome, including environmental history, colonialism and post-colonialism, transnational or global history, digital history, religion, labor, migration, diaspora, and gender and sexualities.
  • To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials: letter of application, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy. Applicants should also include a statement detailing how their teaching, service and/or scholarship has contributed to the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Illinois’ and the College of LAS’ to Inclusive Excellence and the success of all students. We ask that all documents be uploaded in a single .pdf file as an upload in the “Resume/CV” section. Letters of reference will be requested after the initial screening. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered. Additional materials may be solicited later from candidates advancing in the process
  • For full consideration: 2 Oct. 2023
    • has any one heard from UIUC for additional material/zoom interview?
    • [21 Oct] request for additional material. Deadline for submission 27 Oct.
    • Any developments with this search?
    • [29 Nov] Rejected after additional materials
    • [1 Jan] Have finalists for this position received outreach from the search committee? They indicated they would reach out to all semi-finalists in mid-December, but have heard nothing so far.
    • Campus invites went out in December.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill (USA:NC) - post 1700[]

  • tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in South Asian history since the 18th century.
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 in South Asian History and related fields of thematic research expertise
  • Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in history or a related field of South Asian Studies by July 1, 2024.
  • Applications should include 1) a cover letter that summarizes the applicant’s interests in research, teaching, and historical service; 2) a current CV; and 3) the names and contact information for four references. Applications can be submitted to the following web page: https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/269877
  • Review begins: 1 Jan. 2024 and continue until the position is filled.
    • Applied x2
    • [Jan 16] Zoom Interview Request
    • Any news on this?
    • Interviews were a month ago. Most likely have proceeded to finalists.
    • Any update as of March?
    • [Mar 23] Offer extended and accepted


Trinity College Dublin (Dublin, Ireland)[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor position in South Asian History.
  • The School of Histories and Humanities at Trinity College Dublin seeks to appoint a talented individual to a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in modern South Asian history. This post will be based in the Department of History, and we would especially welcome applications from candidates with research interests and teaching experience in any aspect of the history of South Asia from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.
  • Closing date: 13 May 2024

The University of Oklahoma (USA:OK)[]

  • tenure-track Assistant Professor position in South Asian History.
  • Specialists of any time period are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome candidates who could augment our faculty strengths in transitional women's and gender history or environmental history
  • Teaching Load: 2/2 Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory and upper-division courses in South Asian history as well as graduate courses in their thematic specialty.
  • Please submit a cover letter, cv, writing sample (chapter or article), and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/132509.
  • For full consideration: 1 Nov. 2023
    • Applied x3
    • 20 Nov - zoom interview requested x2
    • Campus invitations sent out in late-December.

University of Vienna (AUT) - pre-modern, senior hire[]

  • Full Professor of Cultural and Intellectual History of Pre-Modern South Asia
  • Applicants should be proven in research and teaching in the field of philological-historical South Asian Studies. The research focus of candidates should be in one or more of the following areas: history of philosophy, history of religion, history of indigenous sciences such as law, medicine, grammatical science or poetics. The substantial use of original-language sources, especially those written in Sanskrit and Middle Indic languages, in research and teaching is presupposed. The willingness to cooperate with Modern South Asian Studies, Buddhist Studies and Tibetology as well as with other faculty and university departments and research institutions in Austria concerned with the cultural and intellectual history of Asia within the framework of the Cluster of Excellence "EurAsian transformation" is expected.
  • The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees
  • Please submit a single PDF file(LastName_FirstName.pdf) containing the following information in English via e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Müller (dekanat.philkult@univie.ac.at): Letter of motivation; Academic curriculum vitae (education and training, positions held to datem parental, family or other care leaves as applicable, awards and honors, commissions of trust, previous and current cooperation partners, list of most important acquired third-party funding as principal investigator, and, if applicable, of inventions/patents, list of most important scientific talks (max. 10), teaching and mentoring, supervision experience (Master and PhD); List of publications and a link to your ORCID record; Research statement (most important research achievements (max. 2 pages) and planned future research activities (max. 4 pages) synopsis of five key publications with relevance to the position advertised); Teaching and supervision statement (teaching and supervision concept, including a description of the previous and planned priorities in academic teaching and supervision (max. 2 pages)
  • Appendices to application document(in a single PDF or ZIP file named “LastName_FirstName_Appendices.pdf/zip”):Five key publications as electronic full text version (if not publicly available); Teaching evaluations (if available, compiled into a single PDF file); Copies of certificates of academic degrees (mandatory, compiled into a single PDF file).
  • Deadline: 15 Sept. 2023

Southeast Asia[]

University of California, Berkeley (USA:CA) - Islamic Southeast Asia, pref. Indonesia & the Malay world[]

  • full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in the Islamic Worlds of Southeast Asia, in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies.
  • The successful candidate will have a rigorous grounding in the culture, literature or history of one or more Islamic communities or movements in Southeast Asia. We especially welcome applications from specialists of Indonesia and the Malay world. Advanced literacy in at least one relevant research language in addition to English is required.
  • Teaching: Duties will include developing and teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Southeast Asian studies, with a special focus on the Muslim experience in Southeast Asia, supervising and mentoring graduate students, and contributing to the Departmental and university mission through service.
  • Document requirements:Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., Cover Letter, Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley. /shortcuts/ofew_contributions_diversity., Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, Writing Sample 1 of 2 (Applicants are required to provide a total of two writing samples) - Sample of recent, sole-authored scholarly work, in English (published or unpublished) of up to 10,000 words, Writing Sample 2 of 2 (Applicants are required to provide a total of two writing samples) - Sample of recent, sole-authored scholarly work, in English (published or unpublished) of up to 10,000 words, Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the candidate to whom the hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer. Download, complete, sign, and upload the https://ofew.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/auth_release_info.pdf.
  • Reference requirements: 3 required (contact information only) References will only be contacted for those candidates under serious consideration and we will seek your permission before doing so
  • https://apptrkr.com/4630330
  • Review begins: 10 Nov. 2023

Appliedx1

University of Macau (CHN) - Southeast Asian/Maritime[]

  • Associate/Assistant Professor of History in Southeast Asian/Maritime History, to begin Aug. 2024
  • Applicant should have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment, some teaching experience, and outstanding research performance, and should specialize in one or more of the following research and teaching areas: Southeast Asian History and Maritime History. 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 click on the 'Apply' button above for more details, and to 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.
  • deadline: ad expires 5 Dec. 2023.

Applied x1

[19 Jan] Zoom interview invitation

[1 Feb] Any updates for campus visit? (x2)

[2 Feb] Campus visit invitation for last week of February

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