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  Davidson College, Religion, Assistant Professor, Religions of East Asia

The DAVIDSON COLLEGE Department of Religion invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Religions of East Asia, to begin August 1, 2014. Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D., an ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in the religions of East Asia, familiarity with the methods and perspectives of religious studies, and willingness to participate in interdisciplinary ventures of the department and college.

Davidson is a highly-selective, independent liberal arts college in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. The College has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, as well as an environment that honors excellence in teaching and offers support for research. Davidson is strongly committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission.

Applicants should visit the college employment Web site at to begin the application process, which will include the electronic submission of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statement of teaching philosophy. The electronic process will also include means for the submission of graduate school transcripts and three letters of recommendation. Applications received after October 31 may not receive full consideration. Preliminary interviews will be held at the American Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature conference in Baltimore, Nov. 23-26. Inquiries about the position may be directed to H. Gregory Snyder, Chair of the Religion Department (grsnyder

Contact : H. Gregory Snyder

Chair, Religion Department


Website : Primary Category : Religious Studies and Theology

Secondary Categories : East Asian History / Studies

Posting Date : 10/02/2013 Closing Date 12/31/2013

  University of Tennessee - Martin, History and Philosophy

Assistant Professor, Asian History

The Department of History and Philosophy at the University of Tennessee at Martin invites applications for a tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant professor to begin August 1, 2014. Applicants should have a specialization in Asian History (China or Japan preferred) ; supporting fields are open but preference will be given to those which do not overlap current departmental specializations. Candidates must possess a record of successful teaching at the university level and have the ability to teach World Civilization surveys as well as upper division classes in the areas of expertise. Evidence of scholarly activity and potential for continued productivity is required. The successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment.

Contact : To submit your application, go to : , then Faculty Vacancies. Attach letter of application, current vita, copies of transcripts, and the names of and contact information for three references. Direct your inquiries to rgarlitz or to Dr. Richard Garlitz, Chair, Asian History Search Committee, Department of History and Philosophy, 322 Humanities Building, University of Tennessee at Martin, Martin, TN 38238. Review of applications to begin on November 1, 2013. The Committee will schedule pre-interviews at the 2014 American Historical Association Conference in Washington, DC.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status.

Website : Primary Category : Asian History / Studies

Secondary Categories : World History / Studies

Posting Date : 10/02/2013 Closing Date 11/01/2013

  IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY, Religious Studies Program

Opening in World Religions. Tenure-track position at assistant professor level. Ph.D. in Religious Studies or related field required by effective date of appointment, August 16, 2014.

The area of specialization is open, but we prefer teaching experience in the following areas : African/African American, Latin American, and East Asian religions. The department and the college encourage collaborations with scholars in related fields.

Teaching load is five undergraduate courses per year. Applicants must be well grounded in the theories and methods of the academic study of religion and be able to teach introductory sections of comparative world religions, upper level courses in their specialty, and/or sections of the introductory course in religions in America. Teaching experience is preferred. The appointee is expected to conduct an active research and publication program. Salary is competitive.

Please submit online i) a letter of application, ii) graduate transcripts, iii) curriculum vitae, iv) teaching evaluation summaries, and v) one short sample of academic research at In addition, please arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be mailed to Religious Studies Search Committee, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, 402 Catt Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. Application deadline is October 15, 2013, or until position is filled. Please indicate if available to interview at the November AAR meeting. Members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. See for more information on faculty and courses in Religious Studies.

Iowa State University is a Research I Land Grant University located in Ames, forty miles from downtown Des Moines.

  University of Kentucky, MLA, Mod & Classical Langs, Lits & Cultures

Assistant Professor of Chinese, closes : Nov 30, 2013

Applications are invited for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Chinese to begin August 2014. The successful applicant’s tenure home will be in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Literatures & Cultures, a dynamic academic unit committed to interdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue among faculty with diverse geographical interests, theoretical concerns, and methodological approaches. Applicants must have PhD in hand by July 2014. We seek candidates with the ability to coordinate a 4-year language program that serves several majors throughout the university. In addition to administering the Chinese language program, responsibilities of the position include pursuing an active research program, teaching four courses per year in the Chinese Program and the Department (including advanced or classical Chinese), further developing the Chinese language curriculum, and coordinating extracurricular/outreach activities. Active participation in the academic life of the Department is also expected. Research specialization is open, but applicants with a research agenda in literary or cultural studies are preferred. Experience with language pedagogy and the ability to teach in the field of Second Language Acquisition in collaboration with our MA programs in Teaching World Languages and in Teaching English as a Second Language are also desirable. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Applicants should send a letter of application, a CV, a research statement, writing samples, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, sample syllabi, and recent teaching evaluations via Interfolio at Applications will be acknowledged. Review of applications will begin November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

  University of Sydney


SCHOOL OF LANGUAGES AND CULTURES FACULTY OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES REFERENCE NO. 1975/0913 The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history and a tradition of intellectual rigour. It offers one of the most comprehensive and diverse ranges of humanities and social science studies in the Asia-Pacific region. It has a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Languages and Cultures in the faculty offers the widest range of undergraduate and postgraduate language studies in Australia. It is a centre for Asian, Middle Eastern and European Studies. Its academics are committed to excellence in teaching, and to research in languages and their social and cultural context. The Asian Studies Program is a federation of language and culture departments’ teaching and researching on individual countries of Asia as well as in significant thematic areas, such as Buddhist Studies. The Asian Studies Program combines the deep study of Asian civilisations with teaching on aspects of contemporary Asian societies and cultures. We are seeking to appoint a lecturer who will be able to deepen the Asian Studies Program’s offerings in East Asian studies, particularly if he or she is able to teach East Asian Thought, with a strong emphasis on China. An essential requirement is the ability to use original Chinese language sources.

As the successful applicant, you will : • teach both junior and senior undergraduate units • supervise postgraduate research students in the field • undertake administration and curriculum development • pursue an active research program.

To succeed in the position you will need : • a PhD in a relevant field in Asian studies, preferably Chinese thought or East Asian thought • the ability to teach into language and non-language programs, that is, Asian studies and Chinese studies • experience in, and commitment to, teaching using Chinese language source materials • knowledge of modern and traditional Confucianism and the other schools of Chinese thought as well as Marxism and the other doctrinaire philosophies that have played a role in the Chinese intellectual history of the 20th century • the ability to link Chinese thought to other aspects of Chinese culture and Chinese institutional and intellectual history, and delineate the ways in which Chinese thought has influenced Korea and Japan in traditional and modern times • experience in taking responsibility for units of study in Asian and related studies and a willingness to engage in group/collaborative teaching • proven research and publication record in Asian studies • the capacity to teach and supervise students from various cultural backgrounds • the ability and willingness to contribute to school and faculty administrative activities.

Remuneration package (Academic Level B) : $104,644 - $124,263 p.a. (which includes a base salary of $88,426 - $105,004 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation).

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit : How to apply for an advertised position.

Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Professor Adrian Vickers on +61 2 9351 2878 or email adrian.vickers

Enquiries regarding the recruitment process can be directed to Michelle Carlon on + 61 2 8627 1238 or email michelle.carlon

CLOSING DATE : 27 October 2013 (11.30pm Sydney time)

Referees :

It is preferred that referees listed in your online application form are direct supervisors/managers from your recent employment. Academic staff are encouraged to give referees of international standing who can provide impartial evidence of the applicant’s academic work. Written references are not required at the time of application.

The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

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