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  • OWING TO THE DISRUPTIONS CAUSED BY THE CORONA CRISIS, THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 2, 2020 The Institute of South and Central Asian Studies at Leipzig University seeks to fill a W3 (= full, tenured) Professorship in Indology, starting from April 1, 2021. The successful candidate is required to prove his/her outstanding achievements in the field of Indology, with a specific focus on Buddhist studies and/or religious studies. Demonstrated profound knowledge of Sanskrit is a prerequisite, of Pali a desired addition. A background in the field of digital humanities will be considered an advantage. The successful candidate’s publications, teaching activities, and extensive experience in the acquisition of research funding should demonstrate a proven ability for interdisciplinary cooperation and thematic connections with the research focus area Multiple Secularities. In-depth knowledge of innovative theories and methods at the interface of philology and area studies is essential. Applicants are asked to include a concise statement regarding their vision for the potential development of this field of research at Leipzig University (one page). Furthermore, the successful candidate will be expected to actively assist in shaping new interdisciplinary curricula in area studies in the relevant BA and MA programmes at Leipzig University. Applications should include statements on previous teaching experience, general teaching ideas, and, should they be available, teaching evaluations. Application deadline is June 2, 2020. Posted March 19, 2020.
  • National Chengchi University, Department of Chinese Literature, has an opening for an Assistant Professor with expertise in (1) Modern Chinese Literature, Sinophone Literature, (2) Chinese literature, Chinese thought, Chinese philology, with Chinese classical literature as priority. Candidates currently not holding Teacher’s Certificate shall pass the Teacher’s Qualifications Review Pursuant to the Accreditation Regulations Governing Teacher Qualifications at Institutions of Higher Education by Ministry of Education, R.O.C. (Ministry of Education); candidates currently holding Professorial Certificate in Chinese Literature or closely related fields recognized by Ministry of Education must satisfy two criteria (two articles, one book accepted for publication) within the last five years (August 28, 2015 through August 27, 2020); diploma issued by foreign institution must be authenticated by Consulates, Overseas Representative Offices or other organizations authorized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, R.O.C., in the country of the originating institution(s). Application deadline: August 28, 2020; expected date of hire: February 1, 2021. Email for more information.
  • The Oriental Institute and the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations of the University of Chicago invite applications for an open-rank tenure-track, or tenured, faculty position in Mesopotamian archaeology. The earliest date the appointment is anticipated to begin is July 2020; applications will be accepted and considered until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after January 15. Applications are welcome from scholars with a research focus in archaeological excavation and fieldwork, preferably of the Mesopotamian historical periods.  Engagement in the technologies and methodologies of landscape archaeology is also highly desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to eventually direct the excavations of the Nippur expedition.  She or he should be able to teach a wide range of courses on Mesopotamian material culture, civilization, and history at the undergraduate and graduate levels, to supervise BA and MA theses and PhD dissertations, and to carry out independent research and publication. For application information, visit the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunities Website, job posting no. 56517; for inquiries, email with subject heading: Mesopotamian Archaeology Search. Posted December 5, 2019.
  • The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago invites applications for the Oriental Institute’s Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2020–2022 academic years.  This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During the first year the Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize and conduct a two-day conference on key comparatively oriented theoretical or methodological issues in the field of ancient studies (archaeological, text-based, and/or art historical avenues of research). We encourage cross-disciplinary proposals that deal with the ancient Near East (including Egypt) or that compare the Near East with other cultural areas. The conference will take place in early March 2021. Following the conference, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will help assemble and edit the proceedings for publication in the “Oriental Institute Seminars” series. During the second year of the appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will assist in organizing a series of faculty seminars at the Oriental Institute and may have the opportunity to teach one quarter-length course on a topic of his or her choosing. The incumbent is also encouraged to pursue his or her own research while in residence and to interact with the Oriental Institute community. Review of applications will begin on Monday, January 13th, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is September 1st, 2020. Posted October 30, 2019.