Jobs and Research Openings

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The following openings are listed:

–(NEW)Tenure-Track Faculty: Humanities, Non-Western Focus, Heartland Community College, Normal, IL, applications due Jan. 1, 2017
–(NEW)Research Fellowship, NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute, applications due Nov. 15, 2016
Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, applications due Jan. 9, 2017
Assistant Professor in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, applications due Nov. 25, 2016


Tenure-Track Faculty: Humanities, Non-Western Focus

Heartland Community College in Normal, IL seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month appointment within the College’s Liberal Arts & Social Sciences division anticipated to begin Fall 2017. Courses taught are anticipated to include Introduction to Humanities and Non-Western Humanities, with possible affiliations and assignments in other areas. Teaching evening or weekend classes, at off-campus locations, or in alternative delivery formats may be required. In addition to primary teaching functions, responsibilities include but are not limited to providing leadership in the areas of Non-Western Humanities and fostering interdisciplinary curricular development with a focus on global cultural literacy. Online application process; review of applications will begin January 1, 2017. Posted on the AOS website November 7, 2016.

Research Fellowship, NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute

The NYU Abu Dhabi Research Institute invites scholars who wish to contribute to the vibrant research culture of NYUAD’s new Saadiyat campus to apply for a one- or two-semester residential fellowship in the Humanities, starting September 2017. The Institute welcomes applications from scholars working in all areas of the Humanities related to the study of the Arab world, its rich literature and history, its cultural and artistic heritage, and its manifold connections with other cultures. Both distinguished scholars with an established reputation and promising young scholars who are in the beginning of their career can apply for a—senior, or postdoc—research fellowship. Applications are due November 15, 2016. Posted on the AOS website November 6, 2016.

Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Rank of Instructor, Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

Applications for the Oriental Institute’s Annual Post-Doctoral Fellow Conference program for the 2017–2019 academic years are invited. This is a twenty-four-month, non-renewable appointment. During the first year of the appointment, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will organize and conduct a two-day conference at the Oriental Institute 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. Applicants should take into consideration the research interests represented at the Oriental Institute. The conference will take place in early March 2018. Following the conference, the Post-Doctoral Fellow will work with publication staff to 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. Please apply online to the University of Chicago’s Academic Career Opportunity website by January 9, 2017. Posted on the AOS website October 21, 2016.

Assistant Professor in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara

The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultural Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications at the rank of Assistant Professor in Pre-modern Chinese Literature and Cultural Studies. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment. We seek applicants with a specialization in the post-Han through Song-Yuan periods. Applicants should have solid training in classical Chinese literature and language, and expertise in one or more additional fields such as intellectual history, gender studies, environmental studies, urban studies, theatre studies, or visual arts. Candidates who pursue interdisciplinary research that incorporates studies of manuscript/print culture, material culture, or comparative studies in the context of the Chinese cultural sphere in East Asia are also encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in his/her area of specialization and undergraduate courses of wider coverage in pre-modern Chinese literature and culture.
For information about applying, access UC Recruit. Primary consideration will be given to applications received by October 24, 2016. The final date to receive applications is November 25, 2016. Posted on the AOS website September 16, 2016.