posted June 28, 2017
Department of Anthropology/Department of East Asian Studies,
Announcement of a 8 month Replacement Position in East Asian Archaeology and Culture
The Department of Anthropology and the Department of East Asian Studies at McGill University are seeking to fill a temporary 8-month joint replacement position in East Asian Archaeology and Culture at the faculty lecturer level (September 1, 2017 to April 30, 2018). The Departments are especially interested in applicants whose research includes material expressions of social identity. Candidates will be asked to teach four undergraduate courses in East Asian archaeology and culture, including historical archaeology. A Ph.D. in hand is expected at time of appointment.
Applications received by July 10, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applicants must fill out the online application form at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9205 and upload a letter of application, addressed to Chair of the Search Committee, a CV, two writing samples, and teaching evaluations if available. Applicants should also arrange for two referees to submit letters of reference. For more information, please consult the Department of Anthropology website at www.mcgill.ca/anthropology . Enquiries may be directed to email@example.com
McGill University is centrally located between the mountain-park and downtown Montreal, which is a safe, socially diverse, cosmopolitan and bilingual (French/English) city, with a high quality of cultural life and publicly funded health care. McGill is an international research-intensive university, with an exceptionally able undergraduate and graduate student body, which enjoys collegial governance, extensive employee benefits (health, dental, life insurance and pension) and co-operative research and teaching ties with other Montreal universities.
McGill 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 its diversity. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. McGill University is an English language institution, but a working knowledge of French is an asset.#
Salary- $50 000 CDN.
posted May 21, 2017
Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies - University College
London - UCL Institute of Archaeology
Salary: £37,936 to £41,163 per annum (UCL Grade 7), inclusive of London Allowance.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed on: 24th April 2017
Closes: 26th May 2017
Job Ref: 1641489
The UCL Institute of Archaeology is recognised as one of the leading academic departments of Archaeology not just in the UK but globally. The Institute is the largest department in its field in the UK, with the largest graduate research community and the broadest range of coverage of any UK department, and offers a uniquely stimulating environment for the study of all fields of archaeology and related areas of cultural heritage, conservation, and museum studies. We are seeking to appoint a full-time Lecturer in Cultural Heritage Studies from 1 September 2017, to work with existing colleagues in contributing to and developing research and teaching in the field of cultural heritage studies at the Institute. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute more generally to teaching at the Institute of Archaeology.
The successful candidate will have outstanding research achievements for their career stage, with a PhD in Cultural Heritage Studies or in Archaeology, Anthropology, Cultural Studies, Geography, Material Culture Studies, Museum Studies, or a closely related discipline, with a specific focus on critical heritage and a strong track record of publication for the career stage attained. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate teaching excellence and be experienced in contributing to postgraduate teaching in cultural heritage studies.
The Job Description and Person Specification can be accessed online at at the link below.
UCL vacancy reference: 1641489
Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please see full details on the UCL jobs website at http://tinyurl.com/k9arb2g
Informal enquiries about the post may be addressed to Professor Sue Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Queries regarding the application process should be sent to Louisa Goldsmith (email@example.com).
Closing Date: 26 May 2017. Latest time for the submission of
applications: 23:59. Interview Date: TBC
posted April 26, 2017
Portland State University has a job opening in Korean studies. The description is as follows:
Instructor of Korean Studies
Portland State University invites applications for a post-doctoral Instructorship in Korean Studies for the 2017-2018 academic year, with a potential to renew for up to three years. Ph.D. is required. Applications are encouraged from specialists in any humanities, including cultural studies, arts, or social science discipline whose research relates to Korea. The appointment will be to an appropriate disciplinary department, but with the expectation that the successful candidate will contribute to the broader intellectual life of Korean Studies on campus.
The fellow will be expected to participate in Korea-related events at PSU, as well as teach a 1-1-2 course load (.54 FTE). (PSU is on the quarter system; a typical Instructor load is 3-3-3). The fellow will also conduct scholarly research in the field of Korean Studies (.46 FTE). We encourage candidates who would be interested in teaching one course online.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Teach 16 credits (4 courses) of undergraduate Korean Studies courses.
• Conduct scholarly research in the field of Korean Studies.
• Give one public lecture during the academic year.
• Maintain regular office hours.
• Participate in Korea-related events at PSU.
• Regularly attend faculty meetings.
Reviewing applications will begin on May 15, 2017, and will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.
posted Feb 13, 2017
Lewis & Clark College, a private liberal arts college with 2,200 undergraduates, invites applications for a two-year teaching postdoctoral position in the Asian Studies Program, beginning fall of 2017. The preferred teaching field is Korea in the social sciences. Examples of specializations include, but are not limited to international relations, environmental studies, political economy, popular culture, development studies, ethnic studies, or gender studies. Fellows teach three courses per year in the fellow’s area of expertise. Lewis & Clark has a well-developed mentorship program for junior faculty and this is a unique opportunity for a recent Ph.D. to develop as a teacher and scholar. Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s). Candidates must have a recent Ph. D. with a teaching field of Korea in the social sciences.
A complete application must include: (1) a cover letter that includes statements of research interests and teaching experience, teaching philosophy, and a description of how the applicant’s teaching will contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) official graduate transcripts; (5) three letters of recommendation (uploaded separately by the referees). All materials should be addressed to Chair, Susan Glosser, Asian Studies Postdoctoral Committee. Review of applications will begin on 1 March 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
Lewis & Clark College will conduct background checks on the finalist(s).
Lewis & Clark College is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants
will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a
protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other
protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex or age.
Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or OCR.
Professor William Ma (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Asian Studies Program
Associate Professor, Department of History
Lewis & Clark College
0615 SW Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97219
posted Feb 07, 2017
subm. by Anke Hein
We are happy to announce an AHRC-funded 3-year studentship available for DPhil studies at Oxford in Chinese Archaeology working on material from the British Museum.
The title of the project is: "Ceramic Traditions of Early Northern China: Painted Pottery in Context", but there is some flexibility in developing this topic. A background in Chinese studies and/or archaeology is desirable but either is negotiable. Application deadline is noon on 21 April 2017.
Please be aware that the applicant has to be a resident of the UK or European Economic Area (EAA) due to AHRC regulations. Residency (not citizenship!) is the main criterion.
For further information, please consult: http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/graduate-funding.htmlhttp://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/graduate-funding.html
and the document.
posted Jan 25, 2017
subm. by Gina Barnes
We wish to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Heritage Studies to a
new full time post on a fixed term contract for twelve months. The post will be
based in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH). The successful candidate will
have an established research focus on heritage in Asia, ideally with direct
expertise in China and/or South East Asia. Preference will be shown for
applicants with a background in heritage studies, and an understanding of the
political and economic contexts of heritage in Asia. Research interests in one
or more of the following themes would also be of benefit: heritage conservation;
heritage tourism; ‘heritage diplomacy’; World Heritage; community engagement and
education; heritage sustainability in the context of rapid development.
The appointee will assist with the establishment of a new Chinese partnership, and an associated research centre. He/she will also take the lead on the organisation of an international heritage conference, which will provide a launch for the new partnership. The successful candidate will actively pursue research funding and assist in writing bids for the Centre. The appointee will also undertake a personal programme of internationally excellent research and publication. He/she will pursue other duties as presecribed by the Dean of Faculty, Professor Richard Oram. Mentoring will be provided by Professor Siân Jones.
Deadline : February 05, 2017
posted Jan 23, 2017
subm. by A. Perrin
With the generous support of the Sheng Yen Educational Foundation, the Center for Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.
The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s whose area of research is Chinese Buddhism; the Fellowship will provide them with time and funding to pursue their research along with the opportunity to gain teaching experience. Fellows are expected to teach one course per year in the Lecturer title under the auspices of the Group in Buddhist Studies. In addition, Fellows will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Buddhist Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Buddhist Studies events and workshops. Fellows will be provided with office space, library privileges, an annual salary of approximately $55,000, health benefits, and research/travel funds of $5,000. Funding and administrative support is also available for Fellows to convene workshops and conferences in their area of research.
Applicants must have their PhD or equivalent degree in hand by their start date. At the time of application, the basic minimum qualification is the completion of all degree requirements other than the dissertation, in Chinese Buddhism or a closely related field.
More information: http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu/shengyen/
Deadline : February 16, 2017
posted Jan 23, 2017
subm. by A. Perrin
Postdoctoral Scholar – Buddhism – Group in Buddhist Studies
With the generous support of the Shinnyo-en Foundation, the Program in Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a two-year full-time postdoctoral research-teaching fellowship. The term of the appointment is July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019.
The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D.'s, providing time to pursue their research along with the opportunity to gain teaching experience. Fellows are expected to teach one course per year in the lecturer title under the auspices of the Group in Buddhist Studies. In addition, Fellows will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Buddhist Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Buddhist Studies events and workshops. We particularly welcome applicants whose research and teaching interests complement areas covered by Berkeley's Buddhist Studies faculty. Fellows will be provided with office space, library privileges, a salary of approximately $50,000 per annum, based on experience level, benefits, and $2,500 per annum in research/travel funds.
More information: http://buddhiststudies.berkeley.edu/fellowship/
Deadline : February 16, 2017
posted Jan 23, 2017
subm. by A. Perrin
The Center for Chinese Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for a one-year fulltime postdoctoral fellowship. The term of the appointment is August 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018.
The Fellowship is intended to foster the academic careers of recent Ph.D’s and to allow the revision of the dissertation for publication, or for research on a new project. The Postdoctoral Fellow will give a public lecture on their research as part of the Center for Chinese Studies Colloquium Series, and they are expected to take part in regular Center for Chinese Studies events and workshops. The Fellow will be provided with office space, library privileges and a salary that starts at $48,216 but may vary depending on experience, plus benefits.
Applicants must have their Ph.D. or equivalent degree in hand by their start date. At the time of application, the basic minimum qualification is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation in Chinese studies or a closely related field.
This program covers round-trip flight tickets and some living expenses, and it is open to both doctoral students and faculty members. A support letter from the School of Philosophy will help.
More information: http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/postdocs_application.html
Deadline : January 31, 2017
posted Jan 08, 2017
Fudan University has instituted a Fudan Fellow Program. It accepts both full-time students as well as full-time scholars. There are two types of fellows: Fudan Senior Fellows for Professors and Associate Professors and Fudan Fellows for Assistant Professors, post-docs and students. For a flyer that contains more information about the program, please contact email@example.com.
This program covers round-trip flight tickets and some living expenses, and it is open to both doctoral students and faculty members. A support letter from the School of Philosophy will help.
posted Dec 30, 2016
We are glad to announce several openings at USTC Archaeometry Laboratory in University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). Please forward the information to potential candidates (PhD and Postdoctoral). Apologies for cross-posting.
We accept applications for our PhD program and we encourage applicants to apply for the generous CAS-TWAS President's Fellowship. Application deadline is March 2017 but you need to contact us first before applying for this fellowship, so it is highly suggested to take actions early. You are expected to show strong interest in archaeometry research and to hold a master's degree before Sep 2017.
CAS President's International Postdoctoral Fellowship
USTC Archaeometry Laboratory
USTC Archaeometry Laboratory is a leading team in China directed by Prof. Zhengyao Jin. Conducting research in archaeometry, archaeology and anthropology, the Laboratory has a strong interdisciplinary tradition. Some of our focuses include chemical and isotopic analysis on metallic, ceramic and lithic artifacts, TL/OSL, animal and human remains, archaeological data analysis and more.
We also have one opening for tenure track faculty member (research professor/research
associate or assistant professor). Please contact us for detailed information.
University of Science and Technology of China is a top research university affiliated with Chinese Academy of Science. Due to its high research output and excellent education programs USTC has been constantly ranked as one of the best universities in China and in Asia.
Hefei is the capital of Anhui Province in eastern China. The city is three hours by high speed train from Shanghai. It has moderate climate and a thriving economy while maintains daily life affordability. --
posted Dec 24, 2016
New Department of Archaeology positions at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History http://www.shh.mpg.de/Open-positions-Archaeology
The new Department of Archaeology at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History is currently offering the following positions:
• ZooMS and Proteomics Laboratories Technician
Deadline for application: January 16, 2017 For details and access to the online application form please click here
• PhD positions
Deadline for application: February 21, 2017 For details and access to the online application form please click here
• Postdoctoral positions
Deadline for application: March 1, 2017 For details and access to the online application form please click here
Current advertised PhD and Postdoctoral researcher topics
Island Southeast Asian archaeology
The specific research undertaken will be defined in collaboration with the supervisor, but will seek to contribute to better understanding of Island Southeast Asian prehistory through new excavation and fieldwork in the region in collaboration with local institutions and partners. Projects focusing on the Late Pleistocene colonization of the region and/or subsequent Holocene population expansions are particularly welcome.
Postdoctoral level applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong background in Island Southeast Asian archaeology and field excavation methodologies.
Central Asian archaeobotany
The specific research undertaken will be defined in collaboration with the supervisor, but will seek to contribute to better understanding of the role of plants in human economies of prehistoric Central Asia. Through the application of archaeobotanical methods, the applicant will study the ecology and economies of the past. With the increased application of these methods in Central Asia, it is becoming clear how important early farming was in the past. This part of the world was thought to be dominated by mobile pastoralists, ‘nomads’, although new archaeobotanical data are complicating this view. As the crossroads of the ancient world, Central Asia has played a major role in the formation of empires and the spread of innovations, such as farming. Research questions that could be pursued include, but are not limited to: i) the spread of early agriculture across Eurasia; ii) the exchange of crop varieties along the Silk Road; iii) the impact that early farming, pastoral, and mining economies had on the environment; and iv) the origins of arboriculture in the region. Applicants with experience in Central Asian archaeology are particularly welcome.
Postdoctoral level applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong background in either archaeobotanical methods or the botany of Central Asia. She/he must be familiar with laboratory methods in the field and knowledgeable on key topics in Central Asian archaeology. This post will involve collaboration with Dr. Robert N Spengler III (NYU/MPI-SHH), Dr. Alison Crowther (MPI-SHH/University of Queensland), and Prof. Dorian Q. Fuller (University College London).
The specific research undertaken will be defined in collaboration with the supervisor, but will seek to contribute to better understanding of African prehistory through the application of archaeobotanical methods. Applications focused on the origins and expansion of food production in Africa, and the migration of agricultural groups across the continent, are particularly welcome.
Postdoctoral level applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong background in African archaeobotany. Applications from researchers with interest and experience in the study of tropical vegetative crops are particularly welcome. This post will involve collaboration with Dr. Robert Spengler (NYU/MPI-SHH), Dr. Alison Crowther (MPI-SHH/University of Queensland), and Prof. Dorian Fuller (University College London).
Ceramic residue analysis
This project will involve analysis of preserved lipids and/or proteins in archaeological ceramics in Africa, South Asia and/or Central Asia in order to investigate ancient diets, population history and environments. The specific research undertaken can be defined in collaboration with the supervisor.
Postdoctoral level applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong background in biomolecular analyses of ceramics, as well as studies of ancient lipids and/or proteins more generally. This post will involve collaboration with Dr. Jessica Hendy (MPI-SHH), Dr. Christina Warinner (MPI-SHH), and Prof. Richard Evershed (University of Bristol).
ZooMS (Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry)
The specific research undertaken will be defined in collaboration with the supervisor, but will seek to apply ZooMS to examine questions of archaeological interest. The successful applicant will undertake innovative applications of ZooMS methods to address key research questions concerning, for example, ancient human subsistence, ecological impacts, biological exchange or population history.
Postdoctoral level applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong background in zooarchaeology, the extraction and analysis of bone collagen and/or techniques in mass spectrometry. This post will involve collaboration with Dr. Jessica Hendy (MPI-SHH), Dr. Christina Warinner (MPI-SHH), and Prof. Matthew Collins (University of Copenhagen/ University of York).
Late Pleistocene archaeology
The specific research undertaken will be defined in collaboration with the supervisor, but will seek to contribute to better understanding of Late Pleistocene human populations in Africa and/or Asia through the application of archaeological and/or archaeological science methodologies. Projects that draw on innovative field and/or laboratory methods are particularly welcome.
At the post-doctoral level, candidates are sought to lead interdisciplinary, collaborative field projects. The successful applicant will have a strong background in field archaeology, with extensive experience of Pleistocene archaeological excavation, field supervision, report writing and publication. He/she must be able to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of key issues and debates in human evolutionary studies. Knowledge and experience of digital technologies and GIS is advantageous. This post will involve collaboration with Prof. Michael Petraglia (MPI-SHH).
Stable isotope analysis
The specific research undertaken will be defined in collaboration with the supervisor, but should involve a focus on the use of stable isotope analysis on organic and inorganic archaeological remains to develop one, or more, of the following: i) an understanding of intra- and/or inter-societal differences in prehistoric and historical human diets over different temporal and geographical scales; ii) detailed human stable isotope ecologies in various environments; iii) an understanding of human mobility, and transitions in patterns of mobility, in particular temporal and geographical contexts; and/or iv) novel palaeoenvironmental proxies of immediate relevance to human behaviour.
Postdoctoral level applicants should be able to demonstrate a strong background in stable isotope geochemistry, fieldwork sampling, laboratory experience, and archaeology. Applicants should demonstrate in-depth knowledge, and experience, of the relevant equipment, laboratory procedures, and potential methodological and interpretational complexities involved. Projects drawing on innovative laboratory methods will also be considered favourably. The post will involve collaboration with Dr. Patrick Roberts (MPI-SHH).
posted Nov 30, 2016
subm by Fumiko Ikawa-Smith
The Minority Scholarship Committee of the Society for American Archaeology (SAA) is pleased to announce the 3rd annual Call for Applications for scholarships to attend a summer archaeology field school in 2017. The scholarship program is known as HUGS: the Historically Underrepresented Groups Scholarship.
Deadline: January 23, 2017, 11:59pm, EST.
Information about the scholarship can be found below. For more
details and to download the application, please go to
There are two general categories of scholarships: the HUGS and the HUGS-IFR
HUGS: This scholarship can be used for a field school, to volunteer on a project directed by a professional archaeologist, or to receive other forms of archaeological training in summer 2017. This particular scholarship, however, cannot be used for a field school run by the Institute of Field Research (IFR). For that, see the HUGS-IFR listed below. A total of six HUGS awards will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students (see website for eligibility). Each scholarship is $3,000.
HUGS-IFR: This scholarship is provided by the Institute of Field Research (IFR) and is to be used for an IFR archaeological field school in Summer 2017.
IFR will cover the program tuition (up to $5,000) for a student who attends an IFR field school. If the field school costs less than $5,000, students cannot receive the cost difference as cash payment. Applicants must clearly state which IFR field school they wish to attend using this scholarship, and they must show that they have been provisionally accepted into that field school.
The SAA HUGS program recognizes that there are additional costs associated with attending a field school (airfare, basic field supplies, etc.), and will provide up to an additional $2,000 for expenses related to attending the IFR field school.
posted Oct 16, 2016
subm by Ariane Perrir
The Department of Fine Arts, HKU, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in Chinese art history, with a specialty in pre-20th-century Chinese material culture. The appointment will commence on September 1, 2017, initially on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal and with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.
posted Oct 11, 2016
subm by Michael Malpass
The Ithaca College Department of Anthropology invites applications for a full time, tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position in archaeology effective August 15, 2017. The position involves: teaching undergraduate courses in archaeology appropriate to the candidate’s expertise and the department’s needs, including a methods class; supervising field experiences; conducting and publishing research; and participating in service to the department, campus, community, and profession. Preference will be given to candidates with a holistic and integrative approach to teaching and research.
Requirements: PhD in hand at time of appointment, demonstrated excellence in teaching, an active program of research that will involve undergraduates, experience working with diverse populations, and an enthusiasm for working effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and students. Geographic area of specialization is open, with preference for areas outside of South America. Topical specialization is open, though candidates with demonstrated experience in environmental and climatic applications of archaeology or modern technological applications, such as GIS, remote sensing, or bone chemistry, are particularly attractive.
Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 7000 students, offers a learning experience that combines the best of the liberal arts and professional education. Our new strategic plan, IC 20/20, positions us to offer a truly distinct integrative learning experience that allows us to graduate students who are ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age. We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history.
Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the U.S. To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at www.ithaca.edu.
Ithaca College continually strives to build an inclusive and welcoming community of individuals, with diverse talents and skills from a multitude of backgrounds, who are committed to civility, mutual respect, social justice, and the free and open exchange of ideas. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to teach in ways that value the varied learning needs and interests of a culturally diverse student population and that reflect a commitment to encouraging the success of all students. We also seek candidates who have relevant experience and/or a record of professional engagement with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy.
The Department of Anthropology values diversity and inclusivity. As a department, we engage in the holistic and systematic study of human biological and cultural diversity across time and space. This includes an examination of cultural diversity, development, and change as well as human origins, evolution and the importance of traits shared with closely related organisms. Founded in 1968, the department values an applied focus that has emerged as a response to ever changing conditions that challenge human groups everywhere. Faculty in the department focus on issues of equality, justice, sustainability, conservation, mind and body, and identity in their work and classes. They value experiential learning and activities that teach global citizenship, both here and abroad.
Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR SUBMITTING APPLICATIONS:
Interested individuals should apply online at Ithaca.edu/jobs and attach a cover letter, CV and a list containing the contact information for three professional references. ABD candidates must provide a letter from the dissertation advisor indicating likelihood of completion by the appointment date. The cover letter should include discussion of experience or statement of philosophy for teaching and interacting with students of diverse populations, relevant work experience and scholarly interests, specific plans for including undergraduate students in your research, and how these relate to the position description above. Questions about the online application may be directed to (607) 274-8000. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by Nov. 4, 2016.
Ithaca College is building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.
posted Oct 07, 2016
subm. by R. FLAD
The Esherick-Ye Family Foundation has just been established as an IRS 501(c)3 corporation to support small grants of up to $5,000 for projects in modern Chinese economic, social, and political history; or Chinese archaeology. The funds are limited, so in the first year, the funds expect to offer at most four or five grants. Grants will support travel to China for research or field work. They may also be used to supplement others grants (such as Fulbright Fellowships) which limit travel to a single country. For example, a Fulbright grant for research in the PRC could be supplemented by an Esherick-Ye Foundation grant for additional research in Taiwan, or vice-versa. Grants are available for graduate students and untenured faculty for projects on modern Chinese history, and for undergraduate and graduate students as well as untenured faculty in archaeology.
We would be most grateful if you would circulate news of this new funding opportunity to your students and junior faculty. A formal announcement will also appear in the A.A.S. Newsletter and on H-Asia and on other list serves as well.
Detailed application procedures and eligibility guidelines can
be found at
www.esherick-yefoundation.org. The deadline for applications is January 3,
posted Sep 26, 2016
‘Asia-Pacific Biocultural Health: Past and Present’ is a University of Otago Research theme investigating fundamental questions of the human past that have pressing implications for human health today in Aotearoa, the Pacific and Southeast Asia.
We are holding a Student Development Research Day on the 8th of December 2016. Postgraduate Research Topics include: Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Biomedical Genetics, Child and Public Health, Dental Epidemiology, Evolutionary Medicine, History, Medical (Social) Anthropology and Sociology.
The winning applicants will receive a grant to attend the research day and develop their own research ideas.
We especially encourage Māori, Pacific Island, and Southeast Asian scholars to apply. We will consider all prospective applicants from New Zealand, Australia, the Pacific, and Southeast Asia.
BEFORE the 21st of October with final applications due 31st of
posted Sep 18, 2016
subm. by A. Perrin
The Baur Foundation, Museum of Far Eastern Art, in Geneva, is seeking candidates for the following full time position
General Manager of the museum, to start in this function on the 1st January 2018 following a two months’ handover period. The General Manager is currently assisted by a curator and an assistant curator.
Applicants must possess an academic qualification attesting a thorough knowledge of the art and cultures of the Far East – principally China and Japan – and they must be able to demonstrate a proven track record in museum management.
French is the official working language, but an excellent knowledge of spoken and written English is required, and a good working knowledge of German is desirable.
The detailed job description is available at the Alfred and Eugénie Baur-Duret Foundation (Collections), 10 bis rue du Vieux-Collège, CP3331, 1211 Genève 3.
Applications must be submitted to the same address before 15th October 2016.
posted Sep 18, 2016
subm. by Gina Barnes
The Department of Anthropology of Columbia University invites applications for an Archaeologist, to be appointed as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 1, 2017. Region and field of specialization are open. A strong theoretical orientation, a fieldwork program, and an interest in active conversation with sociocultural faculty are required. Ph.D. required. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include a cover letter, current C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, dissertation abstract, a list of three referees with email addresses, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages.
The review of applications will begin November 1st 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Our criteria involve, but are not limited to, scholarly promise and achievement, teaching potential, and appropriateness to our particular needs and current capabilities.
Towards the end of the application, the applicant will come to the "Attach Documents" screen and be asked to upload into RAPS the required application materials listed above. The completion of the application process in RAPS is indicated by a confirmation number, which the applicant should retain.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Please upload the following required materials: cover letter, current C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, dissertation abstract, a list of three referees, and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. RAPS will accommodate uploads of maximum two (2) megabytes in size per document.
Please note: For those applicants who meet the desired criteria, letters of reference will be required at a later stage in the selection process.
posted Sep 18, 2016
The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany is offering up to 4 post-doctoral positions in the Department of Archaeology:
Postdoctoral Researcher - Archaeology, Central and Eastern Asia
Postdoctoral Researcher - Archaeology, Eastern Africa
Postdoctoral Researcher - Mapping Eurasian Dispersal and Trade Routes
Postdoctoral Researcher - Environmental Drilling in Arabia
Deadline for applications November 1, 2016 (except Oct. 4, 2016 for Environmental Drilling in Arabia). Please see our website for details:
posted April 13, 2016
Im Ethnologischen Museum der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle einer/eines Wissenschaftlichen Angestellten, Entgeltgruppe E 13 TVöD unbefristet zu besetzen.
Das Ethnologische Museum gehört zu den weltweit bedeutendsten Einrichtungen auf seinem Gebiet. Die Sammlung Ost- und Nordasien wird von einer/einem Fachreferentin/Fachreferenten im Bereich Ethnologie/Kulturwissenschaften betreut. Schwerpunkt der Tätigkeiten der/des Fachreferentin/ Fachreferenten Ost- und Nordasien in den nächsten Jahren ist die Umsetzung von Ausstellungsprojekten im Rahmen der Einrichtung und des Betriebs des Humboldt-Forums. Nach der Eröffnung sind die Nachfolgemodule konzeptionell zu entwickeln.
wissenschaftliche Betreuung, systematische Erschließung,
Dokumentation, digitale Erfassung und Erweiterung der Sammlungen aus Ost- und
Entwickeln und Umsetzen von Ausstellungskonzepten
Umsetzen bereits geplanter Ausstellungsmodule im Bereich Ost- und Nordasien des Ethnologischen Museums für das Humboldt-Forum
Verfassen und Redigieren von wissenschaftlichen Publikationen und Ausstellungskatalogen
Entwickeln und Durchführen von wissenschaftlichen Projekten und Einwerben von Drittmitteln
Aufbau und Pflege nationaler und internationaler Kooperationen
Betreuen von Besucherinnen und Besuchern, Gastwissenschaftlerinnen und Gastwissenschaftlern und Ausbildung von Museumsassistentinnen und Museumsassistenten in Fortbildung
Bearbeiten wissenschaftlicher Anfragen
mit Promotion oder Master abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium in
Ethnologie bzw. Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie mit Spezialisierung auf die
Ethnologie/Kulturgeschichte Ost- und Nordasiens oder der Religionsethnologie
mehrjährige Museums- und Ausstellungserfahrung
möglichst selbständige kuratorische Erfahrung in einem großen Ausstellungsprojekt
wissenschaftliche Publikationen sowie Erfahrungen bei der Redaktion von Katalogen
gutes Kommunikations- und Organisationsvermögen
Flexibilität und Teamfähigkeit
Sprachkenntnisse: Englisch und eine weitere Sprache möglichst aus dem Raum Ost- und Nordasien
regional übergreifend Kenntnisse auf dem Gebiet der Religionsethnologie
Die Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz gewährleistet die Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern nach Maßgabe des Bundesgleichstellungsgesetzes. Schwerbehinderte Menschen werden bei gleicher Eignung besonders berücksichtigt.
Eine Besetzung mit Teilzeitbeschäftigten ist grundsätzlich möglich.
Aussagekräftige Bewerbungsunterlagen werden unter Angabe der Kennziffer SMB-EM-1-2016 bis zum 18. Mai 2016 erbeten an:
Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Der Präsident, Sachgebiet I 1 b, Von-der-Heydt-Str. 16-18, 10785 Berlin.
Von Bewerbungen in elektronischer Form bitten wir abzusehen. Bewerbungen können grundsätzlich nur zurückgesandt werden, wenn ein frankierter Rückumschlag beiliegt.
Ansprechpartner für Fragen zum Aufgabengebiet: Herr Dr. Haas (Tel.: 030 – 8301 254),
Ansprechpartnerin für Fragen zum Bewerbungsverfahren: Frau Pohl
(Tel.: 030 – 266 41 1603).
posted Mar 29, 2016
As this Call for Applications reached SEAA directly, we may
assume that archaeology and early culture ranges among welcomed research fields:
(Barbara Seyock, SEAA-web editor)
[Hakuho Foundation] 12th Japanese Research Fellowship Application
Applications for the 12th Japanese Research Fellowship will be
accepted from June 10, 2016.
We hope you will consider applying for the Research Fellowship and we look forward to your continued cooperation in introducing the program to researchers in your organization.
What is the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship?
With the goals of further strengthening the fundamentals of international research into Japan and deepening international understanding of Japan through researchers’ activities, the Hakuho Foundation Japanese Research Fellowship invites leading international researchers of the Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature and Japanese culture to Japan to conduct residential research.
Japanese language and Japanese language education research Japanese literature and Japanese culture research
International researchers working in the fields of Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature or Japanese culture. University professors, associate professors and assistant professors who have outstanding research results that have future potential, and other persons with equivalent research backgrounds, are eligible to apply.
Researchers working in the fields of Japanese language, Japanese language education, Japanese literature or Japanese culture who reside outside Japan and meet all of the criteria below.
Affiliated with a higher education or research institution (including postdoctoral scholars and adjunct professors), or have equivalent research and educational background Have sufficient Japanese language proficiency to be able to conduct research and interact in Japanese Non-Japanese national residing outside Japan or Japanese national who has resided outside Japan for 10 years or more and been active in the academic community, etc. of their country of residence Able to stay in Japan continuously for the duration of the Fellowship period Note: Those who have previously received support from another institution for residential research in Japan may also apply.
Invited fellows will have their airfares, living and research expenses, housing and other expenses necessary for conducting research in Japan covered. Long-term (12-month) and short-term (6-month) fellowships are available. Around 15 fellows will be invited each year.
Invited research fellows will conduct their research with the cooperation of one of the following receiving organizations: International Research Center for Japanese Studies Kyoto University National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics Ochanomizu University Ritsumeikan University Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Waseda University
For more information: http://www.hakuhodo.co.jp/foundation/english/program/index.html
posted Nov 20, 2015
The Smith College Department of Art invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of East Asian Art and Architectural History, to begin July 2016. We seek a scholar who specializes in the pre-modern era with interests in both comparative perspectives and methodological developments in the field. Candidates must have a commitment to and/or evidence of excellence in teaching. Ph.D. required by time of appointment.
The Smith faculty is committed to developing excellence in teaching and maintaining active research agendas. Teaching duties span all levels of the curriculum and include introductory courses, intermediate level courses focusing on specific themes, and seminars. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. Along with teaching and scholarship, faculty in the Department mentor and advise undergraduates, contribute to departmental and college committees, and may be involved in interdisciplinary programs.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is a highly selective, four-year liberal arts college for women dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. Further details about the Department of Art may be found at http://www.smith.edu/art/.<http://www.smith.edu/art/> [http://www.smith.edu/art/images/slideshow_f15_01.jpg]<http://www.smith.edu/art/> Smith College: Art Home > Academics > Departments & Programs > Art Read more...<http://www.smith.edu/art/>
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/32770 with cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching and research interests, a writing sample of no more than 35 pages (e.g.: published article or dissertation chapter), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin December 15, 2015.
Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff and curriculum is at the heart of our mission and vision for Smith. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request needed accommodation(s). We value diverse populations and cultures, including, but not limited to: age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religions, sexual orientation, and veteran status.
Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Please also see the link.
Smith College: Provost/Dean of the Faculty Assistant Professor
of Art: East Asian Art and Architectural History . The Smith College Department
of Art invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the ...
posted Nov 20, 2015
Application deadline: Dec 31, 2015
The Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH) is very pleased to announce the establishment of a new program that will strengthen intellectual connections among art history disciplines in different regions of the world. With generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Getty Foundation, and the Terra Foundation for American Art, ARIAH’s East Asia Fellowship program will enable twelve scholars from countries in East Asia to conduct research at ARIAH member institutes on any topic in the visual arts. The project is funded for a three-year period, beginning in 2016, with four fellowships offered each year.
The East Asia Fellowship program is open to art history scholars from Japan, Mongolia, the People’s Republic of China (including Hong Kong and Macau), the Republic of China (Taiwan), and South Korea. Each East Asia Fellow will be hosted by an ARIAH member institute, and will also have the opportunity to travel to other research centers during the fellowship period, which will last three to four months. Fellowships will be awarded through an open, competitive application process. The deadline for the first of three rounds of fellowships is December 31, 2015. Candidates can find more information about the program, including application instructions, at http://www.ariah.info/EAF.
One fellowship per year (supported specifically by the Terra Foundation for American Art) will be offered for research on topics related to the art of the United States before 1980. Topics for all other fellowships will be open, as long as they can be supported by research on the collections of the host institute.
ARIAH is a consortium of 27 museums and research centers based
in North America or affiliated with North American institutions, each of which
offers a residential fellowship program. ARIAH’s goal is to promote scholarship
in art history by fostering research and intellectual exchange. In the late
1990s, ARIAH established a Latin American Fellowship program, through which
eighteen scholars from Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean had
the opportunity to travel to ARIAH member institutes for extended research
visits. ARIAH anticipates that the East Asia Fellowship program, like that
earlier program, will create opportunities for the exchange of ideas and
approaches among participating Fellows and their North American colleagues that
will be to the benefit of art history scholarship in general. More information
about ARIAH, including a complete list of member institutes, can be found at
posted Nov 05, 2015
The Asian Sphere offers a unique opportunity for outstanding candidates, at the MA and PhD level, to enroll in a multidisciplinary and inter-university graduate program that deals with the Asian continent.
The Asian Sphere is a joint Israeli program between the University of Haifa and the Hebrew University, funded by the Humanities Fund of the Planning and Budgeting Committee of the Council for Higher Education in Israel (VATAT) and Yad Hanadiv. It is a structured graduate program of excellence that deals with the entire Asian continent as a continuous civilizational zone and addresses cross-regional contacts and processes among Asian societies, cultures and states and to a lesser extent between Asia and other continents throughout history until present time.
Apart from a dynamic and exceptional environment of learning and research, the program offers a large number of scholarships for outstanding graduate students. The scholarship for PhD students are in the amount of 60,000 NIS per year + full tuition for three years.
The Asian Sphere accepts students from different disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, such as Asian Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Art History, Archaeology, Geography, Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Studies, History, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, and more. Research topics are open and can deal with past or current societies. The core of the Asian Sphere teaching activity revolves around introductory core courses and high-level seminars on trans-regional, trans-continental and trans-cultural themes, each taught by two or more internationally renowned scholars. In addition, students that are accepted to the program will participate in yearly academic retreats, research trips in Israel and abroad, academic conferences and other activities.
For more information visit our web site:
Criteria for the selection of candidates for the Asian Sphere Program scholarship:
• Proven academic excellence.
• Preliminary research topic and interest that address cross-Asian topics such as analysis of contacts or comparison between two or more regions or cultures in Asia.
• Candidates should secure in advance the agreement of potential advisor (or advisors) of their thesis, from the University of Haifa or the Hebrew University.
Registration for the Asian Sphere Program:
Interested individuals are requested to send the following documents (combined into one electronic file) to our mail address. Documents in languages other than English or Hebrew should be translated.
• Curriculum vitae.
• Report of grades (BA, MA).
• Abstract of one’s Master's
• A writing samples in English (recommended).
• A document describing one’s research interests, presenting the research questions that interest the candidate, the research context, the research methodology and how the research topic is related to the goals and scope of the Asian Sphere Program (up to 500 words).
• Two letters of recommendation to be sent separately to the program coordinator at AsianSphere@gmail.com<mailto:AsianSphere@gmail.com>
• A written consent from the proposed thesis advisor(s) from the University of Haifa or the Hebrew University.
Requirements of the Asian Sphere Program and Renewal of the scholarship:
• Doctoral students must participate in our two core courses and
in at least three of the program’s interdisciplinary seminars (16 course credits
all together) as well as actively participation in the program yearly academic
retreat and other activities of the program.
• Annual renewal of the scholarship will be dependent on demonstrated progress of the Asian Sphere fellows and on continued recommendation from their thesis supervisor.
• To pass from the first to the second year Ph.D. students will have to participate in one core course and at least two of the program’s seminars, write at least one seminar paper, complete their Ph.D. proposal which will be approved by their advisor(s), and successfully advance from stage A to stage B in their doctorate program.
• To pass from the second to the third year Ph.D. students will have to submit a report with regard to their academic progress and complete at least one chapter of their dissertation approved by their advisor(s).
• Ph.D. students will be encouraged to submit research articles to refereed journals and required to present at least one paper in an international conference held during either the second or the third year of the program.
All the documents should be sent to the Asian Sphere Scholarships Committee by January 31, 2016 to this email address: AsianSphere@gmail.com
posted Nov 02, 2015
Call for a postdoctoral researcher in East Asian archaeology
The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena (Germany) is offering a position for a full-time postdoctoral researcher in the field of East Asian archaeology. The position is tied to the Eurasia3angle research group. Funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant, this interdisciplinary group will work on “Millet and beans, language and genes. The origin and dispersal of the Transeurasian family.” The position is for 4 years, beginning between April and September 2016. Candidates need to have completed a PhD in East Asian archaeology. If interested, please send the application documents specified below to the group’s principal investigator, Martine Robbeets (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January the 1st, 2016.
The overarching research topic of the eurasia3angle project is
the question about the origin and dispersal of the Transeurasian languages, i.e.
the Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic, and Turkic languages. The key
objective is to integrate linguistic, archaeological and genetic evidence in a
single approach, for which the term “Triangulation” is used. In the
archaeological part of the project, we will search for evidence suggesting
interconnections between different contemporary Neolithic cultures of Inner
Mongolia and Manchuria, material continuity between chronologically subsequent
cultures and parallels or differences with central Chinese contemporaries. The
project does not include carrying out excavations, but will rely on an
innovative comparative analysis of existing data. It is our objective to bring
the archaeological evidence together with the findings obtained from linguistics
and genetics. Given the fact that a synthesis between the three disciplines is
still in its infancy, we intend to work out a consistent methodology of
For more information on the project please visit our project website http://www.shh.mpg.de/102128/eurasia3angle_group
Applicants should have completed a PhD in East Asian archaeology
and have experience with Neolithic and Bronze Age cultures in Northeast Asia.
Ideally, the postdoctoral researcher will have knowledge of archaeobotany and be
able to access archaeological literature written in at least two languages out
of Chinese, Korean and Japanese. She/he also has an
understanding+of+multivariate+ statistics. Since the East Asian archaeologist
will closely cooperate with geneticists and linguists she/he must be able to
make her/his field accessible for scholars from other disciplines. She/he can
present her/his own work and discuss that of others fluently in English and is
prepared to work in an international team. Moreover, she/he is open to
co-supervise doctoral students in interdisciplinary linguistics.
The Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History welcomes candidates of all nationalities and encourages women to apply. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting disabled candidates.
For supplementary information on the vacancy and the project please contact Dr. Martine Robbeets email@example.com
Salary will be based on the German pay scale for public
employees, depending on experience.
How to apply
Please submit the following documents by January the 1st, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org
(i) a letter of motivation detailing how you meet the
qualifications (max. 500 words)
(ii) a brief research proposal specifying how you could contribute to this project (max. 1000 words)
(iii) a curriculum vitae indicating educational background, previous research experience and publication history.
(iv) a copy of your PhD dissertation
(v) contact information for three references
(vi) recommendation letters from three referees sent directly from the referee to Martine Robbeets
Short-listed candidates will be informed by early March and interviews with top-listed candidates are expected to take place in the weeks thereafter. The successful candidate can start between April and September 2016. !
posted Oct 16, 2015
The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin
Dept. III, Artefacts, Action, and Knowledge,
Director: Prof Dagmar Schäfer, seeks an outstanding scholar for the position of
Starting date 01 September 2016
(TVÖD E 13/14, roughly comparable to assistant professor/associate
The position is for three years, with the option for renewal.
Candidates should have a doctorate in hand and show evidence of
scholarly promise in the form of publications and other achievements. Evidence
of intellectual versatility, in keeping with Dept. III projects and its
interdisciplinary and trans-regional research agenda
required. Research projects should address the history of science in Asia or
East Asia pre 1800. Especially encouraged are projects concerned with the field
of historical animal studies. The Max Planck Institute for the History of
Science is an international and interdisciplinary research institute (http://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/en/index.html).
International experience is highly desirable. The administrative
Research Scholars are decided in consultation with the Director and shared with other members of the scholarly staff. There are no formal teaching obligations, but the Institute and Department hold regular colloquia. The MPIWG provides excellent support for research, including travel funds and the opportunity to organize conferences on topics related to the Research Scholar's interests. Salaries are commensurate with academic experience and qualifications.
It is expected that candidates will be able to present their own work and discuss that of others fluently in English. Applications may be submitted in German, English, Chinese or French.
Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply; applications from women are especially welcome. The Max Planck Society is committed to promoting handicapped individuals and encourages them to apply.
Candidates are requested to submit their applications online
using this link:
Deadline for submissions: 15 November 2015
Note that only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Candidates will be invited to an interview in the week starting 08 February 2016. If you already know that you will be unavailable at this time, this must be stated in your cover letter.
Your application should contain
* Cover letter
* Curriculum vitae including list of publications
* Writing sample (article, book chapter; maximum 10,000 words)
* Description of current research project, (maximum 1000 words)
* Names of email addresses of three referees
For questions concerning the research project and Department
III, please contact Prof. Dagmar Schäfer
(email@example.com); for administrative questions
concerning the position and the Institute, please contact Ms. Claudia Paaß, Head
(firstname.lastname@example.org), or Dr. Ohad Parnes, Research Coordinator
posted Oct 01, 2015
Professorship in Korean Culture and Religion, Columbia
(with possible specialization in disciplines such as art history, anthropology, history, or literature) and religion (with an emphasis on Korean Buddhism)
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University invites applications for the tenure-track Il Hwan and Soon Ja Cho Professorship in Korean Culture and Religion, to begin July 1, 2016. The appointment is at the rank of assistant professor. We particularly encourage applications from scholars who take an interdisciplinary, transnational approach to the study of Korean culture (with possible specialization in disciplines such as art history, anthropology, history, or literature) and religion (with an emphasis on Korean Buddhism). The appointee will teach at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and is expected to work with fellow faculty in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, the Religion Department, and other university institutions in the development of Korean studies research, teaching, and programming at Columbia. Participation in the Columbia College Core Curriculum will be expected. PhD. degree must be completed by July 1, 2016. Applications will include CV, cover letter with a description of teaching and research interests, abstract of dissertation or first book, a brief description of courses the applicant has taught or would be prepared to develop, two sample syllabi, a sample of written work, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
For more information and to apply for the position, please use the following URL:
posted Sep 28, 2015
Anthropology, Cornell University
Position ID: Cornell-Anthropology-RAP [#6067]
Position Title: Assistant Professor - Bioarchaeology - Tenure Track
Position Type: Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location: Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Anthropology / Biological, Archaeology, Medical
Appl Deadline: 2015/11/01 (posted 2015/09/03, listed until 2016/03/03)
Position Description: Apply
The Department of Anthropology at Cornell University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position focused in bioarchaeology. We construe bioarchaeology broadly to include a range of approaches to understanding the human body in its material setting both historically and theoretically. The ideal candidate will help to strengthen links among departmental research interests in archaeology, biological anthropology, and medical anthropology.
We seek candidates who ground their biological interests in archaeological field work and whose research involves a concern with archaeological context, innovative approaches to theoretical interpretation, and sensitivity to the ethics of practice. Although we have a particular interest in applications from candidates conducting research in Latin America (including the Caribbean) and Asia, geographic area of expertise is open. The appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level.
Candidates should be prepared to teach a range of courses at the undergraduate and graduate level that contribute to the overall mission of the department and develop their own area of specialty. They should also be committed to mentoring graduate students. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. Applications should include:
1. a detailed letter describing current and planned research
activities, teaching qualifications and interests at both graduate and undergraduate levels;
2. a full curriculum vitae;
3. the names and addresses (including telephone and e-mail) of three
Applications should be submitted online at:
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6067 Or by mail to: Recruitment Committee Chair Department of Anthropology Cornell University 261 McGraw Hall Ithaca, NY 14853 Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and continue until a candidate has been hired.
Cornell University is an inclusive dynamic, and innovative university located in Ithaca, NY. Cornell University is a recognized EEO/AA employer and educator. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.
Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.
Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website:
Three References (no actual letters, just names and email addresses [help
popup]) And anything else requested in the position description.
Further Info: www.anthropology.cornell.edu
Recruitment Committee Chair
Department of Anthropology
261 McGraw Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853 USA
posted Aug 14, 2015
Positions in Archaeology at La Trobe University (Melbourne, Australia)
• Archaeological Heritage Management (Level B);
• Asian Archaeology (Level B);
• Geographic Information Systems (Level B/C)
For further details please visit:
La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 (Times Higher Education Rankings 2014), one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change to benefit the communities we serve.
Teach a high quality learning experience in either Asian archaeology (Level B); archaeological heritage management (Level B); or Geographic Information Systems in archaeology (Level B/C) and contribute to the undergraduate, honours and postgraduate level in Archaeology. Collaborating with colleagues, you will make a contribution to outstanding research through your professional practice and expertise, obtaining external research funding and publishing your results in international journals. Developing links with colleagues and external stakeholders, you will participate in innovative course level curriculum design, development and review.
To be successful in this position you will possess (dependent on the level):
• PhD in Archaeology
• Demonstrated expertise (dependent on the role) in either - Heritage management/Complex societies in Asia/Geographic Information Systems
• Ability to contribute to the teaching of core first-year and more specialised higher year subjects in the archaeology curriculum, including field methods subjects
• Demonstrated competence in teaching and curriculum development and the use of online methods in the teaching of archaeology
• Evidence of high quality/high impact research conducted and published
• Ability to supervise/co-supervise, honours and postgraduate students (dependant on level)
• Demonstrated capacity to provide leadership at course/program level (Level C)
• Ability to encourage intellectual development and career aspirations of students (Level C)
• Record of successful research student supervision relative to opportunity (Level C)
La Trobe University offers a range of benefits. For further information about what it's like to work at La Trobe please visit: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working
Closing date: Sunday 6 September 2015 (11:55pm AEST)
Position Enquiries: Alycia Keem, Recruitment Consultant,
email@example.com; 9479 1324
posted June 29, 2015
The Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 933, Material Text Cultures: Materiality and Presence of Writing in Non-Typographic societies, funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) and situated at Heidelberg University is accepting applications for
1 Post-Doctoral research position, preferably full-time and for the entire period August 2015 through June 2019 (technically it is also possible to employ candidates part-time and for shorter periods)
affiliated with the sub-project B09, The Writing Materials Wood and Bamboo in Ancient China (led by Prof. Enno Giele, Chinese Studies). Salary will be based on the salary scheme for employees of the state of Baden-Württemberg (TV category, level 13). Some additional funds, such as for travel, publication, student helpers, or small workshops, are also available.
The position offers the unique opportunity to participate in cutting-edge interdisciplinary humanities research on predominantly ancient and medieval cultures while tapping into the extensive human as well as print and digital resources of the Chinese Studies Department at Heidelberg University, including the newly established Center of Ancient Chinese Texts and Images (CATI). Other local resources within reach include those of the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences, the Research Cluster Asia and Europe, as well as the Heidelberg Center for Cultural Heritage.
For an overview of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB), that employs 21 full professors and 50 junior researchers in over 20 different research projects, see http://www.materiale-textkulturen.org/. The work of the Centre focuses on the presence/absence, effects, materiality and situational relationships of inscribed artefacts from (mostly historic) societies in which technologies for the mass production of writing was not known or not widespread (hence "non-typographic") and on new cultural theoretical approaches and methods to study and interpret those.
Successful candidates will hold a PhD degree in Chinese Studies or other relevant fields (ABD candidates are encouraged to apply as well) with a specialization on Early China and demonstrated expertise in manuscript studies and/or Chinese archaeology. He or she will be expected to produce a monograph-length study within the general framework of the sub-project during the time of employment and to actively participate in the events and activities of the sub-project and the research centre. This usually involves local or at least regional residency. Candidates who do not understand German are expected to acquire sufficient knowledge of the language to be able to follow German presentations at the research centre within a year after employment.
To apply, send PDF files of a cv, degree certificates, a list of
publications (or academic transcipts, if no publications), two writing samples (article-length,
preferably published or with a publisher), as well as contact details of two
potential referees, via email to
subject: SFB Application.
Review of applications will commence on June 25, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Heidelberg
actively encourages applications from women. Preference will be given to
disabled applicants with equal qualifications.
Please note that any documents submitted will not be returned.
posted May 5, 2015
The School of Chinese seeks a scholar of high calibre to fill the tenure-track appointment as Professor/Associate Professor of Chinese History and Culture, to commence on September 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with the possibility of renewal. An appointee with demonstrated performance will be considered for tenure towards the end of the second three-year contract.
The School values a strong commitment to the development of innovative research paradigms and pedagogical approaches. Primary teaching responsibilities will be at the undergraduate level, but the appointee will also be expected to supervise M.Phil. dissertations and Ph.D. projects. Information about the School can be obtained at http://web.chinese.hku.hk/main/.
Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Chinese history or related areas. They should pursue an active agenda of research and publication that can complement and reinforce the Programme's strengths in the broad spectrum of Chinese historical, religious and cultural studies. The successful candidate should be able to develop and conduct courses in (a) the history of the Qin and Han dynasties; (b) the history of the pre-Qin periods; and/or (c) key Chinese historical texts such as Shiji and Hanshu.
A globally competitive remuneration package commensurate with the appointee's qualifications and experience will be offered. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income. The appointment will attract a contract-end gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, totalling up to 15% of basic salary, as well as annual leave, and medical benefits. Housing benefits will be provided as applicable.
Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V. to firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc and further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Please indicate clearly in the form the post applied for, as well as the field and level (if applicable). Closes May 4, 2015. The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted applicants will be notified of the application result. [Even though the deadline is today the post will continue to be open].
posted April 20, 2015
Visiting Assistant Professor in Korean art history, University of Kansas The Kress Foundation Department of Art History at the University of Kansas is seeking a specialist in Korean art history for a three-year, non-tenure-track, limited term position as a visiting assistant professor to begin August 18, 2015. The successful applicant will teach four courses per year in Korean art history, including undergraduate and graduate courses, advise graduate students, provide service to the department and the university, and maintain an active research program. Courses will include an online introductory course on modern (from 1600) and contemporary Korean art and culture to be offered every year.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. in East Asian art history with a Korean focus is expected by the start date of the appointment; demonstrated potential for high quality teaching and a commitment to teaching excellence in Korean art history at the graduate and undergraduate levels; demonstrated capacity to direct graduate research using Korean sources.
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu
and search for Korean Art. A complete online application includes: letter of
interest, c.v., two-page teaching statement (teaching philosophy/ experience/and
interests) and the names and contact information for three references for whom letters of reference have been requested. Letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Marsha Haufler, Korean Art History Search Committee Coordinator, Kress Foundation Department of Art History, 1301 Mississippi Street, 209 Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA. E-mail: email@example.com. Inquiries may also be directed to Dr. Marsha Haufler.
The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis
of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry,
disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental
status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information
in the University s programs and activities. The following person has been
designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and is
the University s Title IX
Coordinator: the Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access, IOA@ku.edu, 1246 W. Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS, 66045, (785)864-6414, 711 TTY.
The application deadline is midnight April 30,2015 and the review begins on May 1, 2015.
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu and search for Korean Art. A complete online application includes: letter of interest, c.v., two-page teaching statement (teaching philosophy/ experience/and interests) and the names and contact information for three references for whom letters of reference have been requested. Letters of reference should be sent directly to Dr. Marsha Haufler, Korean Art History Search Committee Coordinator, Kress Foundation Department of Art History,
1301 Mississippi Street, 209 Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS 66045, USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries may also be directed to Dr. Marsha Haufler.
Primary Category: Art and Art History
Secondary Categories: Korean History / Studies
Posting Date: 03/10/2015
Closing Date 04/30/2015
posted April 16, 2015
Due to a generous bequest to the University specifically to support the study of Chinese civilization, the Department of Archaeology at Aberdeen wish to appoint a Lecturer to teach and undertake research in any area of Chinese Archaeology (or related field), linked to understanding the development of the Chinese prehistoric or historic past. This new role aims to expand the geographical and/or temporal scope of Aberdeen’s ‘Archaeology of the North’ flagship research theme, and create new learning opportunities for our Undergraduate and Taught Masters students.
We would welcome scholars whose PhD dissertation or more recent research encompasses any area of archaeological science, physical anthropology, social archaeology, or any period-based specialism, and particularly scholars who undertake fieldwork in Mainland China or Taiwan. It is desirable that candidates research could be described as interdisciplinary or crossing boundaries and who already have active collaborations and partnerships.
The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to Departmental teaching and to design and implement a new Honours level module in Chinese Archaeology. While some previous teaching experience is desirable, it is not essential, and in-house mentoring schemes will ensure rapid integration into the Department and appropriate guidance where necessary. Archaeology at Aberdeen embraces flexible learning and some ‘out of hours’ teaching using e-learning will also be required.
As this post is funded by a Chinese Culture Endowment, it will be offered for a period of 3 years. Additional research funds may also be provided with this position that can be used to support research-related activities such as conference attendance, fieldwork set-up costs or other equipment and analytical requirements.
Salary will be at the appropriate point on Grade 7 of the University salary scale (£38,511 - £45,954 per annum), with placement according to qualifications and experience. It is expected the successful candidate will take up the position on September 1st 2015 or soon after.
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Keith Dobney, Head of Archaeology, School of Geosciences, University of Aberdeen by telephone (01224 272634) or email (email@example.com).
Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
The closing date for the receipt of applications is: Friday May
15th 2015, with interviews scheduled for early June.
posted Feb 18, 2015
The British Museum’s Asia Department are seeking a new Curator: Early Chinese Collections to curate, develop and make widely accessible the Early Chinese Collections, working within the museum’s overall objectives. This is an excellent opportunity to leverage your curatorial career with the most popular tourist attraction in the UK. The scope of the Chinese Collections is extensive and the incumbent will be expected to work broadly, with a primary responsibility in the area of Ancient China from the Neolithic to the Tang Dynasty.
Key areas of responsibility:
• To ensure (in consultation with line manager and Keeper) that
the Early Chinese collections are well cared for and used to public benefit.
• To serve as a curatorial team member working on the Chinese collections and in particular to curate the Early Chinese collections;
• To ensure that the collections are appropriately displayed, researched and catalogued, stored, augmented, and made accessible, including through exhibitions on and off site, through the online database, and through lectures and publications; as well as by answering public enquiries.
• To undertake scholarly endeavour in field of specialisation.
• Candidate participates in all general department programmes and is expected to work closely with other department members, as well as with visiting colleagues, especially from China.
The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level (or equivalent) in archaeology, art history, or East Asian studies, with special emphasis on China. The successful post-holder must also be fluent in reading Chinese and in speaking Mandarin. Experience of presenting in seminars, lectures and gallery talks is also essential. Other essential skills include team working, good organisation, effective time management, project delivery and strong communication skills. A publication in the field of your specialisation (scholarly or for a more general audience) is also essential.
About the British Museum:
Founded in 1753, the British Museum’s remarkable collection spans over two million years of human history and culture. With over 6 million visitors in 2013, the Museum is the top visitor attraction in the UK, and its world-famous collection includes the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures, and Egyptian mummies.
The Museum is an equal opportunity employer, supports a diverse workplace and offers a competitive benefits package including:
• Membership of the civil service pension scheme
• Free entry to a wide range of museums and exhibitions
• Participate in private and public Museum activities, including talks by leading curators from around the world and behind-the-scenes opportunities to learn how museums care for and manage their extraordinary collections
• Generous annual leave allowance
• Interest-free season ticket loan
• Child care voucher scheme
• Professional & personal development opportunities
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Discounts on food and gift shop purchases
If you are interested in applying, please follow the “Apply now” link below where you will be directed to complete your application.
Closing date: 16th March 2015, Midday
If you have any queries regarding this role, please email us at email@example.com or call 0845 601 1124. Please quote the job reference number in the subject line of any email and at the beginning of a call.
Job Description, Person Specification and further information
posted Feb 13, 2015
The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, Los Angeles, California, announces a postdoctoral position for the academic year, 2015-16, to begin September 1, 2015. We are seeking a recent Ph. D. in archaeology or any field related to archaeology with a research project and/or methodological specialization that complements resources at the Cotsen Institute, such as paleo-environmental studies, historical archaeology, or early complex societies. Preference will be given to a candidate specializing in an aspect of East or Southeast Asian archaeology.
The position will be funded for a period of one year [10 months], and will include benefits.
Qualifications: This position is for a recipient of a recent PhD degree, earned between 2012 and 2015 (degree date by June 30, 2015).
Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research goals and how they would pursue them in a year at the Cotsen Institute, along with a current CV (including names of 3 referees to be contacted). Applicants should also design and submit a short proposal for a graduate seminar (for a 10-week UCLA quarter, to be scheduled at convenience of faculty and students) with suggested readings, topics, etc. that allow UCLA students to explore cultural regions, periods, material culture or methodologies beyond regular, resident offerings.
Candidates must be in residence at UCLA for the full three academic quarters (Sept 2015–June 2016), and should not plan for any extended fieldwork away or other absences during this period.
Applications: Deadline March 16, 2015; review of applications will begin in early April, with the intention of making an offer in the second half of April. Applicants may be contacted for an online live interview.
Salary: The level of remuneration is dependent on experience. Current salary range for post-doctoral positions at UCLA is set at $42,840 - $52,116; the final salary offer will vary according to the candidate’s experience. In addition, health care costs will be provided which increases the remuneration package.
In addition, the Cotsen Institute of Archaeology will reimburse
up to $5,000 in research funds for travel, research assistance, or related
expenses incurred during the time of appointment, as well as office space and
staff support for teaching purposes.
If the successful applicant is a non-US citizen, s/he will need to submit paperwork for a US visa through the Cotsen Institute, and possibly visit a US Embassy or Consulate in country of origin.
Applicants interested in this position should send cover letter
and CV to: Tanja Hrast, Office Coordinator in the Cotsen Institute of
posted Feb 04, 2015
Peter Moores Associate Professorship in Chinese Archaeology
SCHOOL OF ARCHAEOLOGY in association with St Hugh’s College
Start date: 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Applications are invited for the post of the Peter Moores Associate Professorship in Chinese Archaeology to be based at the School of Archaeology in central Oxford. The post is full time and, upon completion of a successful review, permanent. The appointment will be made in association with a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh’s College.
The main duties of the post include original research in the field of Chinese Archaeology (and its boundaries with other disciplines), supervision and support of research students, engaging in knowledge transfer activities including a formal interaction with Compton Verney in Warwickshire (a museum founded by Sir Peter Moores), which has a large Chinese bronze collection and to carry out effective and appropriate teaching to undergraduate and graduate students to include the archaeology of China from the Neolithic to the 14th c. AD.
The successful candidate will have a strong track record in independent research in Chinese Archaeology with a sustainable research plan and ability to attract research funding from appropriate sources. They will also be able to demonstrate excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching and supervision at undergraduate and graduate levels on the subject of the archaeology of China from the Neolithic to the 14 th c. AD, with a particular focus on the period 1500 BC to AD 200.
The successful candidate will show the leadership qualities required to help the development of postdoctoral employees and demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with non-specialists in the area of Chinese bronzes. Applicants must have a doctorate in a field relevant to Chinese Archaeology.
The duties and skills required are described in more detail in the further particulars, which also include details on how to apply. These are available here.
The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon (UK time) on 4 March 2015 and applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org