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Academic Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese-Western Cultural History

Applications must be done online at : https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search Contact : Prof. Melissa Dale (mdale3usfcaedu)

The Center for the Pacific Rim at the University of San Francisco invites applications for the Academic Director, Ricci Institute for Chinese‐Western Cultural History, a tenure-track, open rank faculty position in the Humanities and Social Sciences with an emphasis on the study of Chinese-Western interaction and exchange (i.e. cultural, religious, intellectual encounters, trade networks, and Christianity and the Jesuits in China) from the 15th to early 20th century. The Academic Director’s responsibilities include : envisioning research projects/proposals for the Institute ; approving and overseeing the research and other activities of the Institute in consultation with Executive Director ; enhancing the Ricci Institute’s archival development and library collection ; expanding and promoting research on topics of Chinese-Western cultural exchange that broadens the Institute’s community of scholars ; leading the work of the Institute’s professional staff and post-doctoral fellows ; proposing and monitoring the Institute’s annual budget ; assisting the Executive Director in development/fundraising efforts ; and publishing academic papers and books on Chinese-Western cultural exchange and/or encounters. Teaching responsibilities include : two courses per year (ideally one undergraduate and one graduate course).

Qualifications include : a PhD in relevant field with excellent record of teaching and publication, demonstrated intellectual and administrative leadership, ability and willingness to promote the Ricci Institute’s scholarly links with both domestic and global academic communities (some travel to China required), research interests that correspond to the Institute’s mission, and fluency in Chinese (Mandarin and ideally Classical). Experience in fundraising, administration at a research institute or academic department, and experience in leading staff preferred but not required.

Applicants should apply online at https://gnosis.usfca.edu/search . Please submit the following documents electronically in PDF format :
- Letter of interest
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Statement of teaching philosophy
- Statement of future research plans for the Ricci Institute

Any inquiries may be directed to ricci_search usfca.edu

Review of applications will begin November 5, 2013, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to submit a writing sample and dossier.

The University of San Francisco is a Jesuit Catholic University founded in 1855 to educate leaders who will fashion a more humane and just world. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to work in a culturally diverse environment and to contribute to the mission of the University. USF offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Please see http://www.usfca.edu/hr for more information. USF is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to affirmative action and to excellence through diversity. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applications with disabilities upon request.

University of Delaware, History, Assistant Professor, China

The Department of History at the University of Delaware invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor in the history of China. We are committed to hiring a scholar who shows exceptional promise as a future intellectual leader. In addition to pursuing an ambitious research agenda, the appointee will be expected to enhance the departments course offerings in Asian and world history and play an active role in the College of Arts and Sciences interdisciplinary Asian Studies program. The successful candidate will join a department of thirty-four faculty with an extensive record of high-quality scholarship. This position is crucial to advancing the Departments and Colleges long-term commitment to globalizing its curriculum at both the graduate and the undergraduate level.

The University of Delaware offers many opportunities for interdisciplinary outreach for a historian of China. The English Language Institute is one of the top-ranked intensive English programs in the country and emphasizes intercultural learning opportunities. The Confucius Institute promotes Chinese language and cultural education on campus and beyond. The Institute for Global Studies fosters global research collaborations and is home to the nations oldest Study Abroad program, hosting trips to all seven continents. We seek a faculty member who will make the most of these collaborative opportunities.

Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the nations oldest institutions of higher education and combines tradition and innovation. Please visit our website at www.udel.edu. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.

The appointment will begin on September 1, 2014. The Ph.D. is required. Applicants should visit www.udel.edu/udjobs and read Applicant Instructions under the Resources for Applicants tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a cover letter and a c.v. Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent via e-mail or regular mail to Professor Owen White, Chair, China Search Committee, Department of History, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (owhite udel.edu). Review of applications will begin on receipt, with a deadline of November 4, 2013.

Contact : Professor Owen White, Chair, China Search Committee, Department of History, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716 (owhite udel.edu).

Website : www.udel.edu/History

Posting Date : 10/09/2013 Closing Date 11/04/2013

Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature (Chinese Language and Literature), Department of Comparative Literature, University of Georgia

The Comparative Literature Department at the University of Georgia invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of Comparative Literature with expertise in Chinese language and literature, beginning August 2014. We are seeking a promising scholar and outstanding teacher to become a part of our dynamic East Asian program. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Chinese literature and East Asian literature, as well as Chinese language courses at all levels. The teaching load is four courses per year.

Requirements : Ph.D. in East Asian Studies and/or Comparative Literature. Specialization in modern literature preferred. Candidates should be able to demonstrate scholarly potential, have proven excellence in teaching, and possess native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English.

Applications should include a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Please submit all materials to :

Prof. Ronald Bogue, Interim Head

Comparative Literature Department

131 Joseph E. Brown Hall

University of Georgia

Assistant professor in Late Imperial and Modern Chinese History, McGill University

The Department of History and Classical Studies of McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Late Imperial and Modern Chinese History, effective 1 August 2014. The candidate will have an active and innovative research program, and will be expected to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. expected at time of appointment ; teaching experience preferred.

Applications should be submitted electronically, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page teaching statement, and three letters of reference uploaded by the referees, at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/.... Enquiries may be directed to jobsearch.history mcgill.ca. Review of applications will begin on November 26, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

McGill University is committed to diversity and equity in employment. It welcomes applications from : women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, visible minorities, and others who may contribute to diversification. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply ; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is an English language institution, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.


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