Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in East Asian Studies advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Last year's page: East Asian Studies 2019-2020

Next year's page: East Asian Studies 2021-2022

See also Critical Theory and Ethnic Studies.


Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

Please contribute to transparency in the academy by adding yourself and your advisors to the Academic Tree  project.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

RECENT ACTIVITY on East Asian Studies, Languages, and Literatures 2020-2021 Wiki[]

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Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines (in alphabetical order)[]

Auburn University (USA: AL). Assistant Professor of Japanese. Deadline: Review begins Nov 1. TT. FT. Job ad on ZipRecruiter. Updates: 12/4 campus visit scheduled for early February; Rejection emails sent out indicating position has been filled 2/17

Boston University (USA: MA). Visiting Assistant Professor of Premodern Chinese. Deadline Dec. 15, 2020.

Hamilton College (NY:USA), The Asian Studies Program, a two-year post-doctoral position at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor Deadline: 14 Jan 2021. NTT (2 yrs). FT. Updates: (1/26) First cuts announced

The deadline was late November, it was then extended till Jan 14th. Anyone had requests for interviews or materials? (1/26)

Kanagawa University (JPN: Yokohama). Open Rank. Japanese Art History. Deadline: November 16, 2020. Tenured (all levels). FT. Job details: . Updates:

Kanazawa University (JPN: Kanazawa). Open Rank Professor. Modern Japanese Literature. Deadline: 31 August 2020. TT. FT. Job ad on Euraxess . Updates:

Kalamazoo College (USA: MI). Assistant Professor of Japanese. Deadline: 30 September 2020. TT. Job posting: Updates: Additional materials requested 10/6; Interviews Requested; Virtual campus visit scheduled 11/2; Offer accepted 12/10

Kyushu University (JPN: Fukuoka). Associate or Assistant Professor of Japanese Premodern Literatures and Languages. Deadline: 11 December 2020 (JST). TT. FT. Job posting: Updates:

Northwestern University. Assistant Professor (TT), Modern Korean Literature, Film, or Media. Deadline: October 1, 2020. Job details: Updates:

Oberlin College (USA: OH). Visiting Assistant Professor, Chinese language and culture. Deadline: ? NTT (3 semesters, January 2021 start). FT. Job posting: Updates:

Rice University (USA:TX). Two positions: Assistant/Associate and Assistant. Transnational Asian Studies. Deadline: 1 December 2020. TT. FT. Job posting: Updates:

- (12/18) Anyone hear back yet? (12/18) Not yet. (12/29) Nothing yet (1/5) Anything?

(1/5) Someone posted in “Asian history” section in early December, claiming “offer accepted.” No details provided though.

(1/31) Anything more?

(2/1) Zoom interviews last week I was told (had friend who got one)

University of California, Berkeley. Assistant Professor. Korean Literature (19th century to the present, preferred). Deadline: 14 September 2020. TT. FT. Job posting: . Updates: 

(1/20) Campus visits arranged

University of California Santa Barbara. Lecturer in the East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies Department. Deadline: Open Until filled. Job posting: Updates: 

University of Chicago. Assistant Professor. Pre-1900 Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies. Deadline: 12 November 2020. TT. FT. Job ad at Times Higher Education. Updates: Two candidates invited for job talks.

University of Colorado Boulder. Assistant Professor in Korean Literature and Culture. Deadlne: 3 October 2020. TT. FT. Job posting: Updates:

University of Oxford (UK:Oxon), Faculty of Oriental Studies. Departmental Lecturer. Modern Chinese Lit & Culture. Deadline: 27 July 2020. NTT (3 yrs). FT. Job ad on Updates:

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines (in chronological order of application deadline)[]

University of New Hampshire (USA: NH). Adjunct faculty, Chinese language (Fall 2021). Deadline: Open until filled, posted July 18, 2021. NT, PT.

Loyola University Maryland (Baltimore, MD, USA). Visiting Affiliate Assisting Professor/Instructor of Chinese (FA21 only). Deadline: Open until filled, posted May 3, 2021. NTT, FT.

Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA). Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Humanities with specialization in Ethnic Studies in the Department of Humanities and Politics. Deadline: Open until filled, posted November 23, 2020. NTT. FT.

University of California, Riverside (California: US). Visiting Assistant Professor, Japanese Lit/Film and or Visual Studies (topics somewhat flexible; 5 courses @ $11K each). Deadline: apps received by June 7 will be prioritized; open until filled. Posted May 26, 2021. NTT.

University of Victoria (Canada: BC). Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Transcultural Japan. Deadline: January 4, 2021.

Kalamazoo College (USA: MI). Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature. TT. FT. Deadline: Review begins on Jan. 11, 2021.

University of Victoria (Canada: BC). Assistant Professor of Popular Culture and Cultural Translation in Pacific and Asian Studies Department. Deadline: January 29, 2021. TT. FT.

Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic). Researcher in Japanese Studies (20th century imperialism/empire, preferred). Deadline: 31 January 2021. NTT (2-year appointment, possibility for renewal). FT. Job posting: Updates:

Colby College (USA: ME) Visiting Assistant Professor, with expertise in visual culture for the academic year 2021-2022 (one-year only, NTT) Applicants should have a Ph.D. in art history, history, East Asian languages and cultures, film studies, or other related field. Both the field of specialization and the country of focus (Japan, China, or Korea) are open. Review of applications begins February 9, 2021 and continue until March 9, 2021 (or until position is filled). Job posting:

Centre College (USA: KY) Post-Doctoral Fellowship (specialization in one of the following areas: Indigenous traditions of Africa, the Americas, or Oceania; Caribbean or Afro-Caribbean traditions; or religions of East Asia, After the second year, there will be a possibility of renewal for one additional year and/or an invitation to apply for an anticipated tenure-track position in the program). Deadline: 10 February 2021. Job Ad on Interfolio

Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Fellowships 2021-22 (Norwich, England, UK). Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies. Deadline: February 28, 2021. NTT. FT.

Williams College (Williamstown, MA). One-Year Visiting Lecturer Position in Japanese. Deadline: March 1, 2021. NTT. FT.

Occidental College (Los Angeles, CA). FTNTT Professor in Japanese Language and Literature. Deadline: March 1, 2021. NTT. FT. Updates: 3/9 Requests sent out for interviews and demo lectures

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). Visiting Lecturer, Japanese Language. Deadline: March 1, 2021. NTT. FT.

Air Force Academy, CO (El Paso County, CO). Assistant Professor of Japanese. Deadline: March 5, 2021. NTT (needs contract renewal). FT. Must be US citizen, national, or owe allegiance to the US.

The University of British Columbia (British Columbia, Canada). Assistant Professor: Lifeways of Indigenous Asia. Deadline: March 7, 2021. TT. FT. Updates: 3/8 Reference letters requested

Georgia Institute of Technology (Atlanta, GA) Assistant Professor(s) of Chinese (up to two positions). Deadline: March 8, 2021. TT. FT. Update: 3/16 semi-finalist interviews scheduled.

[5/4] any word on this one?

[5/9] what from i heard, offers were extended late April

Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO) Assistant Professor of Chinese-language media cultures. Deadline: March 10, 2021 for full consideration. TT. FT.

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI). Teaching Postdoctoral Fellowship in Japanese Studies. Deadline: March 15, 2021. NTT. FT.

[4/20] Any word on this one yet?

[4/29] Still waiting to hear back as well.

Moravian College (USA: PA). Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Asian Cultural Studies, disciplinary degree with research focused on Asia Deadline: March 15, 2021 NT. FT.

Yale University Postdoctoral Associate in Southeast Asian Studies

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2021 (

[March 9] Has anyone heard any updates on this position?

Word on the Street[]

Any update on the VAP of Chinese at Colgate? It's not listed above.