posted Apr 25, 2018
by Simon Kaner
Japanese Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Summer Programme | Saturday 8th September to Saturday 22nd September 2018
Call for Applications for the Faculty of Letters of the
University of Tokyo Summer Programme in Japanese Archaeology and Heritage 2018
About the Programme
The Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo, in conjunction with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures, invites applications from undergraduate students who are not of Japanese nationality and interested in Japanese archaeology and heritage to take part in a two-week Summer School programme in Japan. Participants will spend the whole period with undergraduate students from the University of Tokyo and learn together about Japanese culture and history.
This is the fourth year that this exciting programme will be run. A report on the 2015 programme is available here.
Dates and contents of the programme
The programme will run from Saturday 8th September to Saturday 22nd September 2018.
The first week of the programme from the 8th to 14th September will be based at the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo in the central part of Tokyo, involving lectures, group work and visits to historical sites and museums. This will be followed by a week in Hokkaido. The Hokkaido portion of the programme will include lectures, visits to museums and heritage sites, and archaeological excavation at the Tokoro settlement dating to the Satsumon period (cir. 11th centuries CE) which has been the focus of a long-term research project at the Department of Archaeology of the University of Tokyo. The programme will be led by lecturers at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo.
Fees and conditions
The costs of the stay in Japan including accommodation, meals and internal travels will be covered by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Tokyo. Successful applicants will be responsible to pay for their own international travel costs to and from Tokyo as well as international travel insurance (to be arranged by themselves). The entire programme will be taught in English. No Japanese language or previous experience of Japan is required, although having some basic command of Japanese would make the application stronger. Participants will be asked to submit an essay on their experience upon conclusion of the programme; this essay will be published online subsequently. The programme cannot accommodate dietary requests (although some effort will be made).
Five students will be selected to join this programme with five undergraduate students from the University of Tokyo. Those who have been selected are expected to participate in the whole programme.
How to apply
Applicants should send a short statement of interest (up to 500 words) including why they would like to take part in this programme and a one-page CV to the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures at firstname.lastname@example.org by 11th May 2018.
The selection panel at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures will select the successful applicants, who will be notified in mid-May.
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posted Nov 10, 2017
The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures offers several fellowships of either six months or one year.
Both schemes will take place between September 2018 and August 2019. The one-year fellowship will commence in September 2018. If you are applying for one of the six-month fellowships, please indicate when you would prefer to start. Dates are subject to approval.
The appointed fellows will be given shared office space in Norwich and in addition to working on their research will give a public lecture in Norwich and are encouraged to organise a workshop during their tenure. Fellows are expected to be based in Norwich. The Institute will provide housing information that may assist the fellows in finding accommodation.
Fellowships are available for scholars who either hold a PhD or will be awarded their PhD by the commencement of their fellowship. Fellows are required to have a good level of spoken and written English.
The Sainsbury Fellowships are intended to provide recipients with an opportunity to work in a scholarly environment conducive to completing a publication project.
• Any area of Japanese culture is eligible, although preference
will be given to applications focusing on the history of art, cultural heritage,
archaeology or architecture.
• The one-year fellowship carries a value of £23,500.
• The six-month fellowship carries a value of £12,000.
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Application deadline: 28 February 2018
posted Nov 10, 2017
Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery welcome applications for the Anne van Biema Fellowship for research and publication on Japanese visual arts. The successful candidate will work in the museum with access to our world-class collections, library and archives.
This award is intended for scholars internationally at the post-doctoral and senior levels for periods ranging from two to nine months. Stipend are determined by length of appointment with a maximum stipend of $37,800 for nine months. Proposals need not be limited to the field of Art History. Interdisciplinary proposals will be considered if they have a primary focus on the visual arts of Japan.
Deadline for application is December 15, 2017.
Notification of awards will take place on February 15, 2018. Appointments begin between September 1 and December 1 of the same calendar year.
For more information, visit: https://www.freersackler.si.edu/research/fellowships-internships/anne-van-biema/
posted Oct 22, 2017
The Department of Art & Art History at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in the history of Asian Art, to begin August 2018. Open to any Asian specialization from any historical period, including contemporary. Teach undergraduate and graduate level courses (two courses per semester), conduct an active research program, and provide service to the department.
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ph.D. in relevant field, including Art History, Asian Studies or Visual Studies
Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
University of Colorado - cu.taleo.net
posted Oct 03, 2017
Postdoctoral Researcher: Archaeology and Material Culture of Early through Medieval China (Shang through Tang)
Department of Asian Studies
Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich
Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich is one of Germany’s largest and well-known universities. It offers its employees a wide variety of opportunities.
The Department of Asian Studies at Ludwig Maximilians University (LMU) Munich is currently inviting applications for a non-tenure track position as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the rank of Akademischer Rat auf Zeit. Scholars should have expertise in two or more of the following fields, all pertaining to Early through Medieval China (Shang through Tang periods):
a) archeology and material culture;
b) paleography (excavated texts);
Successful candidates will be well-versed in Classical Chinese and able to incorporate a wide range of different sources in their research and teaching. An interdisciplinary approach to archaeological and textual sources is also expected.
The successful applicant will be responsible to conduct research
and teach undergraduate courses as needed. They will also assist in developing
as well as teach in an English language MA program in Chinese archaeology and
assume service responsibilities.
Applicants must have a PhD (or Dr. phil.) in Chinese archaeology or a related field at the time of appointment. Fieldwork experience and ongoing excavation projects in the PR China would be highly desired, but are not a prerequisite. German language skills at the time of appointment are desired, but not mandatory. However, business fluency is expected one year after appointment.
The position of Akademischer Rat auf Zeit is commensurate with the A13 pay grade of German civil servants, with additional benefits for a dependant and children (see “Grundgehaltssätze der Besoldungsgruppe A” and “Familienzuschlag” at https://www.lff.bayern.de/bezuege/besoldung/). German civil servants are not subject to social security contributions, which renders their net earnings internationally competitive.
The position entails a three-year contract with the possibility of a three-year extension at the same pay grade. During this period, the completion of a so-called Habilitationsschrift is expected, after which an additional four-year extension of the contract at a higher pay grade may be possible. The appointment as a German civil servant is dependent on the fulfillment of all general civil service law requirements.
To apply for this position, candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy and research statement (no more than three pages each), and a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) to the following e-mail address by November 1, 2017:
Candidates must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be independently sent to the e-mail address mentioned above.
Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.
The appointment is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2018. A
later starting date may be possible pending candidate availability. In principle,
a part-time appointment is possible.
Severely disabled candidates with otherwise equal qualifications will be given preference.
Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
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posted Oct 03, 2017
THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
Society of Fellows in the Humanities, Faculty of Arts
The Society of Fellows in the Humanities is a prestigious initiative that aims to attract exceptional, early-career post-doctoral scholars from around the world to Asia’s global university. Located in one of the world’s most dynamic cities and on Mainland China’s doorstep, the University of Hong Kong offers unique opportunities to engage in cutting-edge research through its commitment to innovation and interdisciplinarity.
The Faculty of Arts is one of the University’s oldest and largest faculties and is consistently recognized as the first in Asia for the Arts and Humanities. Its international outlook is reflected in the incredible diversity of its staff and students and its collaborations with other top universities around the globe.
Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the
The Society is seeking outstanding applicants for up to six Post-Doctoral Fellowships, to commence on August 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years.
The Society aims to establish a vibrant research community in which Fellows interact with each other and other members of the Faculty. Fellows will be expected to teach two courses during the term of their appointment, and are required to submit a brief, annual summary of their activities and accomplishments. The University of Hong Kong is an English-medium university. A host department within the Faculty of Arts will be selected on the basis of a Fellow’s proposed area of research.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree conferred between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2017, and not be currently employed in tenure-track positions. Applications from candidates who hold a Ph.D. degree from the University of Hong Kong will not be considered.
A globally competitive package including a monthly salary, housing allowance, medical benefits, annual leave, and conference and research support will be offered to successful applicants. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.
Applicants should send a completed application form together with an up-to-date C.V., cover letter (not exceeding 300 words), a research proposal (not exceeding 1500 words), and a writing sample to the Faculty at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must include three letters of recommendation submitted directly to the Society by referees. Dossiers are accepted. Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from http://arts.hku.hk/sofhku/.
Closes January 7, 2018.
Successful applicants will be notified by the end of March 2018.
The University is committed to diversity and inclusivity. To
promote gender diversity and professional advancement of women, the Faculty of
Arts expressly encourages qualified women to apply.
posted Sep 28, 2017
Assistant Professor in East Asian Archaeology
Grade Grade 8
Salary Range £39,324 - £46,924
Closing Date 05 December 2017 at midday
Working Arrangements This role is full time but we will consider requests for flexible working arrangements including potential job shares
The Department of Archaeology seeks to appoint an exceptional scholar as an Assistant Professor with research and teaching interests in the broad field of East Asian archaeology, including expertise in Chinese archaeology. This post offers an exciting opportunity to make a major contribution to the development of the Department by:
(a) expanding our world-class research and teaching in Eurasian
archaeology into East Asia
(b) securing research funding, and attracting and supervising PhD students, to work on East Asian archaeology
(c) taking forward our existing collaborative relationship in Chinese archaeological fieldwork and ceramics research with the Palace Museum in Beijing
(d) securing collaborations with leading Chinese universities
(e) working with the collections and staff of the Durham University Oriental Museum
(f) strengthening Durham University’s expertise in Chinese Studies, and
(g) exploiting the potential of the University’s International Foundation Centre to attract Chinese students to study in Durham.
Successful applicants will, ideally, be in post by 1st August 2018.
posted Sep 26, 2017
The Department of East Asian Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment, August 2018.
We seek applicants with a specialization in the ancient period. Applicants should have solid training in early Chinese texts, thought, and language, as well as an active research agenda with the potential to attract outside funding. Areas of expertise may include early Chinese literary thought and textual traditions, paleography, etc. We are particularly interested in scholars with innovative, interdisciplinary approaches to unearthed documents, early/Classical literary theory, and pre-Buddhist thought.
Teaching responsibility will be four courses per year, including
undergraduate and graduate courses in areas covering Daoism, Confucianism, and
the area of specialization; and a lower-division Chinese Civilization course.
Successful candidates will have an ability to emphasize the relevance of early Chinese culture across fields and to contemporary China. They will also show aptitude for engaging and dynamic teaching methods, such as experiential education and digital platforms. Outreach is an important aspect of the College of Humanities’ mission, and it is expected that the successful applicant will be engaged in this enterprise, either through public lectures, community engagement, or study abroad. This is a benefits-eligible position and the appointment starts in August 2018.
For further information, including information on how to apply,
https://uacareers.com/postings/21887 Review of applications begins on
October 31, 2017.
posted Sep 26, 2017
The Esherick-Ye Family Foundation is pleased to announce its second annual competition for small grants of up to $5,000 to support projects in modern Chinese economic, social, and political history or archaeology.
Grants will support travel to China for research or field work. 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.
Detailed application procedures and eligibility guidelines can be found at www.esherick-yefoundation.org. The deadline for applications is January 3, 2017.
Established in 2016 by Joseph W. Esherick and Ye Wa, the Esherick-Ye Family Foundation supports solid, careful, empirically based, and clearly reasoned scholarship—the sort of work that Esherick encouraged from the students he mentored at the University of California, San Diego, and that Ye Wa has promoted in archaeology.
Joseph Esherick is Professor Emeritus from the University of California, San Diego. Author and editor of many books and articles about modern Chinese history, his notable works include Reform and Revolution in China: the 1911 Revolution in Hunan and Hubei (1976); The Origins of the Boxer Uprising (1987)—which won the AHA’s Fairbank prize as well as the AAS’s Levenson prize—and Ancestral Leaves: A Family Journey through Chinese History (2011).
Ye Wa is an archaeologist specializing in China and co-director of the International Field School of Archaeology at Yangguanzhai in Shaanxi, China with degrees in archaeology from Xibei University, University of Oregon, and University of California, Los Angeles. She is co-editor with Esherick of Chinese Archives: An Introductory Guide (1996), and author of numerous articles on prehistoric and historic archaeology in China.
Detailed application procedures and eligibility guidelines can be found at www.esherick-yefoundation.org. The deadline for applications is January 3, 2018.
posted Sep 16, 2017
The Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice is searching for a
full or associate professor to occupy a named chair. The qualifications are:
"'a Ph.D. in a social sciences or humanities discipline including, but not limited to, anthropology, Asian studies, cinema studies, communication studies, history, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology with a specialization in one or more areas of East Asia, South Asia, or Southeast Asia; and a demonstrated expertise in transnational circulations (e.g., the movement of peoples, products, ideas, values, beliefs, images, technologies, etc. within and/or beyond Asia)."
posted Sep 10, 2017
The Asian Studies Program invites applications for a full-time
tenure-track faculty position, pending administrative approval, to teach courses
in Asian Studies beginning in August 2018, and to serve as the director of
Calvin College’s Semester Program in China. Candidates from Religion, History,
and Philosophy will be considered; the successful candidate will be housed in
the most appropriate department.
posted Sep 10, 2017
NYU Shanghai is currently inviting applications for a position
in the study of Early China and Early Medieval China at
the level of assistant, associate, or full professor. We are open to scholars of
any discipline whose research focus is on
any period from Shang to Tang and who are able to teach courses on broader
topics within those periods, especially
China's interactions with neighboring cultures.
We are open to immediate applications, and we will continue to review applications until the positions are filled, for appointments to begin in the Fall 2018 semester. The deadline for junior applications is October 15th, 2017.
For details, please visit the following web page:
posted Sep 10, 2017
The History Department at Kenyon College invites applications for a tenure-track position in East Asian History beginning July 1, 2018. Period and region of specialization within East Asia and East Asian languages of research are open. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory surveys on modern and premodern East Asia, and upper-level seminars in their area of expertise or interest. Other courses are open to the specific interests of the applicant. Specialists on China, Japan, or Korea who understand East Asia in a transnational context are especially welcome.
posted Sep 10, 2017
Assistant Professor (Chinese History) (Ref: AsstProf/LCS/0817)
Department of Literature and Cultural Studies
Faculty of Humanities
The Faculty of Humanities seeks applications for a full-time academic position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointee will be responsible for teaching duties for undergraduate programmes and/or above; contributing to programme development; engaging in departmental and faculty services; and pursuing an active research and publication agenda. Applicants should have a Doctoral Degree in Chinese History and a very good research track record. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the building of a strong research team and actively seek competitive external research grants. Familiarity with secondary education in Hong Kong will be an advantage.
posted Sep 10, 2017
The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at the
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for
a W3 Heisenberg Professorship for the Intellectual and Cultural History of
China at the Institute for Middle Eastern and East Asian Languages and
Civilizations to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. The
professorship has an initial fixed term of three years and may be made permanent
depending on positive evaluation after three years.
The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research and teach in all degree programmes in which the discipline of sinology is involved. Candidates must have excellent knowledge of modern and classical Chinese, as well as proven research expertise in the intellectual and cultural history of the cultural region of China, such as knowledge transfer and cultural translation between Chinese and Western Civilization. The willingness to participate in the research areas of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities 'Fate, Freedom and Prognostication' ( www.ikgf.fau.de ) and relevant research networks at FAU is expected.
The professorship is being established as part of the DFG Heisenberg Programme and is dependent on the candidate’s successful application to the DFG for a Heisenberg professorship following the appointment procedure at FAU. Prerequisites for the position are a university degree, university level teaching experience, a doctoral degree, and additional academic qualifications. These should be in the form of a Habilitation (post-doctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (e.g. W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).
FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.
FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.
FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity.
Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de/ by 13.10.2017, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Theology, Professor Rainer Trinczek.
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posted Sep 10, 2017
National Humanities Center East Asian Scholars Program
With the support of the Henry Luce Foundation, the National Humanities Center invites proposals from scholars at elite East Asian universities for fellowships for the 2018-19 academic year. The current participating universities are Tsinghua, Fudan, Shanghai Jiao Tong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University, National University of Singapore, and National Taiwan University, although we are open to expanding participation from stellar institutions.
In addition to traditional fields in the humanities, we invite proposals from scholars working on projects that present exciting interdisciplinary connections like bioethics, environmental humanities, history of science and technology, and film and media studies. We are especially interested in the diversity of our fellowship class so scholars of Asian descent are particularly welcome, although the ultimate criterion for selection remains the quality of the proposal.
Selected scholars will have the opportunity to pursue their research projects in an interdisciplinary and international community in which they can share perspectives and form long-lasting connections with their colleagues.
Established in 1978 and located in the Research Triangle Park of North Carolina, the National Humanities Center is the world’s only independent institution exclusively dedicated to fostering advanced research in the Humanities. Over 1400 scholars from 40 nations have been in residence since its inception and they have produced over 1500 books, many of which have won top awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the Bancroft Prize. Between 35 and 40 Fellows are chosen from some 600 applicants each year. Fellowships at the National Humanities Center are considered among the most prestigious in the world
For Luce Fellows, the Center will provide financial support for housing, a rental car and insurance, and health insurance. The scholar’s home institution is responsible for providing the necessary salary and international travel costs. Excellent spoken and written English skills and the ability to drive a car in the U.S. are necessary.
The application deadline for submission of all materials is October 18, 2017. Further information about the Center and the application process can be found at http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/
posted Sep 10, 2017
Assistant Professor, Chinese History before 1800, Michigan State University
Michigan State University's Department of History seeks a
historian with research expertise in Chinese History before 1800. The candidate
must be able to teach classes on ancient and imperial China, Asian history more
broadly, and world history. The successful candidate will enhance department,
college and university research strengths in a variety of areas. A Ph.D. at the
time of employment is required. Salary is competitive.
Posting Date: 08/24/2017
Closing Date 10/15/2017