Jobs & Awards
The Creel Center for Chinese Paleography of the University of Chicago’s Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations invites applications for a position as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the rank of Instructor. We welcome applications from scholars with a background in any aspect of early Chinese civilization, though special preference will be given to applicants who propose to study paleography and/or unearthed documents. The selected candidate is expected to be in residence and conduct their own research under the mentorship of a faculty member. Further requirements include teaching two courses as well as participation in the graduate workshops, symposia, and other events sponsored by the center and the department. The initial appointment is for two years, and renewal for a third year if possible, contingent upon budgetary approval and satisfactory review of performance. Salary is competitive and includes benefits. The anticipated start date for the appointment is September 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.
Assistant Professor in Museums and Heritage
Department of Archaeology, Durhan University
£33,797 - £49,553 per annum
Application Deadline: 7:59:00 PM on March 26, 2021
Research Assistant Position: Beijing Branch of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI)
Applications accepted in English for English speakers, however the advertisement has only been posted in German as follows:
An der Eurasien-Abteilung, Außenstelle Peking des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI) ist zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt die Stelle
eines wissenschaftlichen Mitarbeiters (m/w/d)
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Haifa
The Asian Sphere: Trans-Cultural Flows Program
An Inter-University and Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
Call for Enrollment of Doctoral Students (2021-22)
The Asian Sphere offers a unique opportunity for outstanding candidates at the PhD level to enroll in an international multidisciplinary inter-university graduate program focusing on the Asian continent.
The Asian Sphere is a joint Israeli program of the Hebrew University and the University of Haifa funded by the Humanities Fund of the Council for Higher Education in Israel and Yad Hanadiv. It is a structured graduate program of excellence that focuses on various aspects of the entire Asian continent as a continuous civilizational zone. It addresses cross-regional contacts and processes among Asian societies, cultures and states, as well as between Asia and other continents throughout history until present time. The program’s courses are taught in English.
Apart from a dynamic and exceptional environment of learning and research, the program offers scholarships for outstanding graduate students. The scholarships for PhD students are of the amount of 60,000 NIS per year for three years.
The Asian Sphere accepts students from different disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, including Asian Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Archaeology, Geography Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Studies, History, Art History, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Anthropology, Sociology, Economics, Media Studies, Gender Studies, and Environmental Studies,. Research topics are open and can deal with past or current societies. The core of the Asian Sphere teaching activity revolves around advanced seminars on trans-regional, trans-continental and trans-cultural themes, mostly taught by two or more internationally renowned scholars. In addition, students who are accepted to the program will participate in a yearly academic retreat, research trips in Israel and abroad, academic conferences and other activities.
For further information, visit our web site: http://asian-sphere.huji.ac.il/
Curator: Early China Collections
£30,348 per annum
Application Deadline: 12pm on 20 January 2021
The British Museum is seeking a Curator: Early China Collections to join the Asia department. The main purpose of this role is to undertake research into and make publicly accessible areas of the Early China Collections in support of the Museum Operating Plan and all relevant Museum strategies.
The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies offers post-doctoral fellowships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The post-docs are open to scholars in the humanities and social sciences specializing in East Asia, especially China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia.
Fellowships are granted for one academic year or one semester. The starting date of the visit should not be later than four years after receipt of the doctoral degree; the fellow must hold a valid doctoral degree no later than October 2021.
Doctoral Scholarships at Hebrew University for the project "The Wall: People and Ecology in Medieval Mongolia and China"
The European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant project: The Wall: People and Ecology in Medieval Mongolia and China, is offering Doctoral scholarships beginning in October 2021. The program is located at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and is under the direction of Prof. Gideon Shelach-Lavi.
Pembroke College, Oxford wishes to appoint a Junior Research Fellow (JRF) in Chinese Studies of any area, discipline or period. The appointment will be from 1 September 2021 for three years.
The Stanley Ho JRF in Chinese will be expected to conduct original research in their chosen field and to contribute to the development of Chinese studies at Pembroke College. This will include assisting students reading Chinese in the college with advice and mentoring. Teaching opportunities may also be available through the Oriental Studies Faculty and with the consent of the Fellow in Chinese.
From Carmen Ting, Editor for the Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin
I hope you have noticed and are pleased with the changes we have slowly implemented to the SAS bulletin over the past year. As promised in our last Annual General Meeting - which was also our very first virtual meeting, we are expanding our editorial team so that we can bring to you a broader spectrum of topics, truly reflecting the interdisciplinary of and innovation in our field. In addition to adding new blood, we are looking to replace one of most loyal contributors, Dr Charlie Kolb, who is stepping down from his role as the Associate Editor for Archaeological Ceramics due to personal reasons after serving the editorial board and the SAS in different capacities for decades. You will be sorely missed and there will be some big shoes to fill. Thus, we are currently looking to fill in the associate editors for the following areas:
Archaeological Ceramics (available from Spring 2021)
Bioarchaeology (available now)
Archaeobotany (available now)
Geoarchaeology (available now)
Remote Sensing and Prospection (available now)