Jobs and Fellowships Archive

Vacant Positions: Three Postdoctoral Researchers

Erlangen, Germany
Deadline: 31st Jan 2023

The Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations — at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) currently invites applications for three Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) positions.

1 Postdoctoral Researcher (100%, E13 TV-L, 2,5 years) – Mathematics in 19th Century China

The position is part of the interdisciplinary project “The Language of Algorithmic Mathematics” funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2021–2026). Although this project has a strong digital humanities component, we also welcome research that focuses on small corpora of texts or specific mathematical domains (for example conic sections).

1 Postdoctoral Researcher (100%, E13 TV-L, 3 years) – Quantification in Modern or Contemporary China

The position is part of the interdisciplinary project “Quantification from Europe to East-Asia”. This project focusses on political and historical epistemologies of statistical production and forecasting practices and their global/transregional circulation.

1 Postdoctoral Researcher (100%, E13 TV-L, 2,5 years) – Statistics in Contemporary China

The position is part of the interdisciplinary project “Quantification from Europe to East-Asia” funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2021–2026).… Read more ⤻

Open Positions in Modern Chinese Literature

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Deadline: 31st Jan 2023

Open positions – Professor(s) / Associate Professor(s) / Assistant Professor(s) in Modern Chinese Literature, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Department/ Institution: Department of Chinese Language and Literature, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Closing Date: 31 January 2023

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature is now inviting applications for the posts of Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in the area of modern Chinese literature. Applicants with research interests in (1) modern Chinese literature, transnational/global Chinese literature, and (2) Chinese film and media studies are particularly preferred.
Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research falls in the period of 1970s and beyond for the post in modern Chinese literature. Applicants of the last recruitment exercise are welcome to apply.

For more details, please refer to https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=220002R7&tz=GMT%2B08%3A00&tzname=Asia%2FHong_Kong

For general inquiries, please contact the Department by email at chi-dapc@cuhk.edu.hk… Read more ⤻

Vacant Position: Junior Researcher in Chinese Studies and Cultural Mediation

University for Foreigners of Siena, Italy
Deadline: 5th Jan 2023

A Junior Researcher (RtdA) position in Chinese studies at the University for Foreigners of Siena (Italy) is open until the 5th of January 2023. The position is related with a Tuscany regional project about cultural mediation in medical settings, with a specific focus on the Chinese community residing in Tuscany. The researcher will have to work in order to deepen the understanding on the effectiveness of medical specialists – non-Italian speaking patients (specifically Chinese ones) interaction, as well as on the support of cultural mediation in medical settings.
Requirements: PhD, Italian native or quasi-native language knowledge, Chinese language proficient knowledge, and possibly English language knowledge.
Web links to the call for applications (deadline: 5th January 2023):
https://online.unistrasi.it/bandi/ListaBandi.asp?tipo=2
https://online.unistrasi.it/bandi/Allegati/2399/2399_bando%20per%20sito.pdf

Job type: full time
Location: Piazza Rosselli 27/28, 53100 Siena (SI), Italy
Other specialties recommended: Intercultural Studies, Migration Studies, Cultural Mediation
Application deadline: 05 January 2023
Contact information: scibetta@unistrasi.it… Read more ⤻

Vacant Position: Associate Professor in Literature and Culture of Modern China

University of Münster, Germany
Deadline: 8th Jan 2023

The Institute of Sinology and East Asian Studies in the Faculty of Philology (FB 9) at the University of Münster (WWU), Germany, seeks to fill the following position at the earliest possible date:

W1 associate professor (Juniorprofessor) with W2 tenure track in Literature and Culture of Modern China

The prospective appointee should represent the subject of Sinology from the late imperial era to the present and possess research and teaching expertise in Chinese literature and culture. An additional sound knowledge of Digital Humanities, or the willingness to develop a DH profile during the associate professorship, is desirable.

For more details, please refer to https://www.uni-muenster.de/Rektorat/Stellen/ausschreibungen/st_20221129_mb2.html

Please submit your application with the customary documents (CV, list of publications and given courses, proof of third-party funding experience, outline of your future research and teaching activities, copies of your degree certificates and official documents) via email (in a single PDF file) by 8 January 2023 to the Dean of the Faculty of Philology (FB 09)

Prof.… Read more ⤻

Open positions – Professor(s) / Associate Professor(s) / Assistant Professor(s) in Modern Chinese Literature

The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Deadline: 31st Dec 2022

Department of Chinese Language and Literature

The Department of Chinese Language and Literature is now inviting applications for the posts of Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor in the area of modern Chinese literature. Applicants with research interests in (1) modern Chinese literature, transnational/global Chinese literature, and (2) Chinese film and media studies are particularly preferred. Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research falls in the period of 1970s and beyond for the post in modern Chinese literature. Applicants of the last recruitment exercise are welcome to apply.

For more details, please refer to https://cuhk.taleo.net/careersection/cu_career_teach/jobdetail.ftl?job=220002R7&tz=GMT%2B08%3A00&tzname=Asia%2FHong_Kong
For general inquiries, please contact the Department by email at chi-dapc@cuhk.edu.hk… Read more ⤻

Open Post-Doctoral Fellowship (BIPD): Labour market-leading migrations from Asia (AspirE)

Lisboa, Portugal
Deadline: 23rd Dec 2022

The Centro de Investigação e Estudos de Sociologia (CIES-Iscte) of the Iscte – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa is accepting applications for one post-doctoral researcher position as part of the European project “Decision making of Aspiring (Re)Migrants to/within the EU: The case of labour market-leading migrations from Asia (AspirE)”, funded by the European Commission (HORIZON-CL2-2022-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-04). 

About the project: 

Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, Europe continues to be a major destination for transnational migrants, notably from Asia and Africa. The way in which this phenomenon has been unfolding underlines the urgent need to further conceptualise transnational migration by analysing the decision-making of aspiring (re)migrants. This scholarly enterprise is critically important as mainstream migration theories put more of a focus on broader social processes and dynamics, thereby overlooking the human aspects of migration. Basing itself on several migration theories in various disciplines, this proposal adopts a framework that humanises 

research on (non-)migration decision-making, i.e.… Read more ⤻

Vacant PhD Position in Chinese Studies (TV-L 13), Cluster of Excellence “Understanding Written Artefacts”

University of Hamburg, Germany
Deadline: 31 October 2022

The Cluster of Excellence “Understanding Written Artefacts” invites applications for a PhD position (“research associate”) in Chinese Studies with the focus on written artefacts from any historical period. For the full announcement and the application form, please visit the University of Hamburg website: https://www.uni-hamburg.de/stellenangebote/ausschreibung.html?jobID=f6f91e1f7f0ef4efcb6b8bf359ff05edb5c63317.

The successful candidate will be enrolled in the Cluster’s graduate school and participate in research colloquia, lectures and workshops. Furthermore, the position includes active engagement in the research field “Inscribing Spaces” or “Graffiti”, which in turn offers a great opportunity of working in an inspiring interdisciplinary team and to join the collaborative research activities of the Cluster. For further information, see https://www.csmc.uni-hamburg.de/written-artefacts.html.

We welcome applications for projects with a clear focus on the study of written artefacts and relating to the research scope of the Cluster. Candidates should have a strong interest in cooperating beyond disciplinary boundaries, especially across the humanities, natural sciences and computer sciences.… Read more ⤻

Vacant Positions: 9 Doctoral Candidates at Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS)

Freie Universität
Berlin, Germany
Deadline: 14th Nov 2022

Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) at Freie Universität, Berlin, will admit up to 9 doctoral candidates to its PhD program “East Asian Studies” again, beginning October 1st, 2023.

The application period starts on 15 September 2022. Deadline for submissions: 14 November 2022.

GEAS offers at FU Berlin offers a structured 3-year PhD program for 4-year PhD procedures with a regional focus on East Asia (China, Japan, Korea). Doctoral dissertations at GEAS are expected to analyse modern or contemporary East Asia in the field of politics, society, economy, culture, law or history.

Scholarship Availability

Two fully funded scholarships for international candidates are available upon nomination to the DAAD-GSSP program by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Two fellowships for candidates with Chinese citizenship are available through the cooperation of Freie Universität and the Chinese Scholarship Council through the FUB-CSC PhD scholarship program. Candidates not offered a scholarship can be admitted to the program, provided they apply for and secure external funding from other foundations and sponsors before or at the same time as applying for GEAS.… Read more ⤻

Vacant Position: Lecturer in East Asian History

Deadline: 4th Jul 2022
University of Melbourne, Australia

The Faculty welcomes applications from History Specialists to fill the role of Lecturer in East Asian History and to complement its strengths and support its teaching and research objectives. You will be expected to teach, research, supervise and administer at a level commensurate with a Level B Lecturer.

This role contributes to teaching at undergraduate, honours and postgraduate levels, and will undertake research or engage in professional activities appropriate to your discipline area. You will also undertake administration primarily relating to your activities within the Faculty.

In a typical week at work, you may:

Prepare and deliver lectures, tutorials, and seminars as appropriate
Initiate, develop, and review subject material at the undergraduate (including 4th-year Honours) level
Actively participate in research seminars, and national and international conferences
Actively engage in service, leadership and coordination roles in the discipline, School and Faculty

About You

You will have a strong passion for teaching the East Asian history, with experience teaching a broad range of undergraduate, honours and masters level units in the field.… Read more ⤻

Two Vacant Positions: University Instructors of Chinese

Helsinki, Finland Deadline: 15th Mar 2022 The University of Helsinki is one of the leading multidisciplinary universities in the world. Our research and education are world-class, as shown by several indicators. We work daily to improve teaching and promote lifelong learning, and believe passionately in the power of thought to change attitudes, people and society – for a better world. The University of Helsinki Language Centre https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/language-centre is one of Finland’s largest language training institutes in terms of both staff numbers and the curriculum. The Language Centre is responsible for the language and communication studies required for academic

Vacant Position: Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Assistant Professor in Art History

Hong Kong, P.R.C. Deadline: 30th Jun 2021 Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant

Research fellowship “The maritime ceramic road: Chinese ceramics in Asia and Africa”

Università Ca' Foscari Venezia Deadline: 18th Jun 2021 The 21st Century Maritime Silk Road – integral part of the monumental Belt and Road Initiative, which includes a direct connection between China and Italy (through Trieste) – is a major development plan that aims to connect China with the rest of Asia, Africa and Europe. This strategic initiative broadly runs in the footsteps of the naval expeditions of Admiral Zheng He (1371-1433) and the maritime routes covered by the Portuguese at the beginning of the 16th century. However, an extensive seaborne commerce had developed since the 8th century, when the land routes across central Asia had become unsafe and when the demand for

Joint Ph.D. Position “Shaping Taste, Building Knowledge: Collecting China in Scotland in the Early 20th Century” University of Glasgow & National Museum of Scotland

Deadline: 4th Jun 2021 Starting: 1st Oct 2021 Supervisors: Prof Nick Pearce and Dr Minna Törmä (University of Glasgow); Dr Qin Cao and Dr John Giblin (NMS) The presence of Chinese material culture in Scotland has grown significantly over the last 200 years, much of it during Britain’s imperial expansion. However, Scottish collecting of Chinese material culture has never been studied through the lenses of critical collecting practices or

Research Associate: Academic Freedom, Globalised Scholarship and the Rise of Authoritarian China

London, UK Deadline: 20th May 2020 This is a fixed term Research Associate position within the Research Project Academic Freedom, Globalised Scholarship and the Rise of Authoritarian China. This is one of two positions available, the other is based at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). Our AHRC and DFG-funded, collaborative German-UK research project brings together team of scholars working in the fields of law, political studies, Chinese area studies, human rights and moral philosophy, based at the University of Erlangen and at King’s College London, to investigate how transnational

PhD Student Position (65%, E13 TV-L, 3 years)

Erlangen, Germany Deadline: 31st May 2021 The Chair for Sinology with a focus on the Intellectual and Cultural History of China — Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations — at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) invites applications for the position of a PhD student (f/m/d) with an interest in the global/transregional history of quantification and/or modern or contemporary history of science in China, in particular statistics or predictive sciences. The position is part of the interdisciplinary project “Quantification and Prediction from Europe to East-Asia” funded by the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation (2021–2026). In cooperation with the IKGF

Postdoctoral Researcher (100%, E13 TV-L, 4 years)

Erlangen, Germany Deadline: 31st May 2021 The Chair for Sinology with a focus on the Intellectual and Cultural History of China — Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations — at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) with an interest in the global/transregional history of quantification and/or modern or contemporary history of science in China, in particular statistics or predictive sciences. The position is part of the interdisciplinary project “Quantification and Prediction from Europe to East Asia” funded by the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation (2021–2026). In cooperation with the

Vacant Position: Research Associate for the Project “Archiving Artefacts”

Hamburg, Germany Deadline: Extended As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally. The Cluster of Excellence “Understanding Written Artefacts: Material, Interaction and Transmission in Manuscript Cultures” invites applications for a RESEARCH ASSOCIATE FOR THE PROJECT “Archiving Artefacts”

PhD (or Postdoc) scholarship in a Kang Youwei project at KU Leuven, Chinese Studies, funded by Research Foundation (FWO)

Flanders, Belgium Deadline: 15th Mar 2021 4 years PhD (October 2021–September 2025) or 3 years Postdoc (October 2021– September 2024) This scholarship is offered in the context of a research project on the portrayal of Kang Youwei as an “in-between” figure in contemporary Chinese academia (for more details, see “Project” below). We are looking for a PhD (or Postdoc) student in Sinology, Chinese studies, Chinese philosophy, or Chinese intellectual history willing to research current views on Kang Youwei in relation to past, present and future issues in religion, politics,

Vacant Position: Assistant Professor in Museum Studies and Art History, Department of Visual Studies

Hong Kong, P.R.C. Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with

2021/22 Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme

Hong Kong Baptist University Deadline: 1st Dec 2020 The Department of Chinese Language and Literature at Hong Kong Baptist University attaches great importance to

Vacant Position: Assistant Professor – Pre-modern East Asia/China

Toronto, Canada Deadline: 19th Nov 2020 The Department of East Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Pre-modern East Asian cultural studies, with a focus on China, including the late imperial period. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2021, or shortly thereafter. Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in East Asian Studies or a related discipline by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance existing

Vacant Position: Head Librarian – Library of the Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Prague, Czech Republic Deadline: 8th Nov 2020 The Oriental Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to serve as Head Librarian of its library based in Prague, Czech Republic as it undergoes the beginning phases of a planned transition to a new site. The qualified individual’s primary duties will be to oversee day-to-day operations of the library, supervise cataloguing and retro-cataloguing of the library holdings, monitor new acquisitions, and identify and manage special collections. The position is ideal for a self-motivated and self-directed individual who loves books and wishes to implement an exciting and

Call for Applications: PhD program East Asian Studies at Freie Universität Berlin starting October 2021

Berlin, Germany Deadline: 2nd Dec 2020 Graduate School of East Asian Studies (GEAS) is inviting applications again for the PhD program East Asian Studies at Freie Universität Berlin starting October 2021. GEAS offers a social science-based, structured 3-year PhD program with a regional focus on East Asia (China, Japan, Korea). Doctoral dissertations at GEAS are expected to analyze the institutional environment of social, political, cultural and economic actors in the East Asian region. All dissertation research at GEAS will be conducted in the context of the three interconnected research lenses of its academic profile:1. the origin and change of institutions in East Asia, 2. the effects

Needham Research Institute, Cambridge: ISF/NRI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Cambridge, UK Deadline: 15th Nov 2020 The Trustees of the Needham Research Institute, Cambridge (www.nri.cam.ac.uk) invite applications for a research fellowship, open to those intending to carry out research in original source materials relating to any topic within the broad field of the history of science, technology and medicine in China without limitation of historical period. Applicants will be expected to hold the degree of PhD in a relevant area. The fellowship is tenable at the Needham Research Institute, whose library offers unique facilities for research in the history of science, technology and medicine in East Asia,

3 Researcher Positions (m/f/d) as Part of the New Interdisciplinary Joint Project “Worldmaking from a Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China”

Berlin, Germany Deadline: 5th Oct 2020 (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF). Beginning from November 2020, the project will be conducted jointly by researchers at universities in Berlin, Göttingen, Heidelberg, Munich and Würzburg. We are seeking 1 doctoral candidate in the project “A Translingual Conceptual History of Chinese Worlds”. In Chinese, many terms denote the semantic field of world, including neologisms like quanqiuhua (globalization), and terms like tianxia

Three Doctoral Research Fellowships available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages

University of Oslo, Norway Deadline: 15th Oct The fellows will apply with a research project. This project needs to be thematically relevant to ongoing research at the department. A member of the permanent academic staff needs to be named in the application as a potential supervisor. For information about ongoing research and academic staff, please visit the department’s website and the individual researcher pages. The successful candidates are expected to join the existing research milieu and contribute to its development. In addition to their own research, they will take part

Vacant Position: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (M/W/D) „Forschungsverbund Forschungsinstitut Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt“

Leipzig, Germany Deadline: 30th Jul 2020 Kennziffer 137/2020, befristet bis 31. Mai 2024, 65% einer Vollbeschäftigung, vorgesehene Vergütung: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L. Am Leipzig Research Centre Global Dynamics (ReCentGlobe) ist ab dem 1. Januar 2021 oben genannte Stelle zu besetzen: Das bundesweit agierende Forschungsinstitut Gesellschaftlicher Zusammenhalt (FGZ), finanziert aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), ist ein Verbundprojekt von elf Hochschulen

Fellowships at EURICS: European Institute of Chinese Studies

Paris, France Deadline: 10th Sep 2020 EURICS, the European Institute of Chinese Studies (http://www.eurics.eu) which was founded last year at the initiative of President Emmanuel Macron is now looking for fellows for the coming academic year! For the spring semester of 2021 (Jan-July): application deadline is 10 September 2020. EURICS aims at deepening the understanding of China in all fields. It is an independent institute with an institutional, scientific and financial independence that guarantees the autonomy of its research, analysis and debate. Holding a genuine European dimension, EURICS brings together major European players in the field of Chinese studies through fellowship

Vacant Positions: Assistant Professor/Professor Positions in China Studies

Sonipat, Haryana, India Deadline: 30th Aug 2020 1. Director and Professor, Centre for China Studies: Ashoka University invites applications for a full-time position as Director of a Centre for China Studies to be established at Ashoka University. The candidate will be a major scholar of China, and will also hold a full time Professorial appointment in their core discipline. The scholar must have demonstrated track record of excellence in scholarship pertaining to China. They must have the ability to oversee the building out of a China Studies Program at Ashoka University. The position requires a lively interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching at a leading liberal arts university, a vigorous and active

Vacant Position: Postdoctoral Researcher (100%, E13 TVL)

Erlangen, Germany Deadline: 10 Jun 2020 The Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations—Sinology at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d) with an interest in modern Chinese history, global/transnational historiography and/or East Asian conceptual history of the 19-20th century. The position is part of the interdisciplinary project “Writing History with China—Chinese Concepts in Transnational Historiography” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation (2020-27). In cooperation with the Department of

Vacant Position: Two-year postdoctoral Research Associate in China and Globalisation (broadly conceived) commencing September 2020.

Manchester, UK Deadline: 1st Jun 2020 The successful applicant will be based in the Lee Kai Hung Postdoctoral College at MCI, and work independently under the supervision of the MCI director. S/he will have a completed PhD in the humanities or social sciences, and possess a demonstrable ability to produce world-class research. While applications from across China studies are welcome, slight preference will be given to research that can contribute to ongoing MCI research

Vacant Position: Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter (M/W/D)

Leipzig, Germany Deadline: 31st May 2020 An der Fakultät für Geschichte, Kunst- und Orientwissenschaften, Ostasiatisches Institut, Fachbereich Sinologie ist ab 1. September 2020 folgende Stelle zu besetzen: WISSENSCHAFTLICHER MITARBEITER (M/W/D) Befristungsdauer adäquat des Qualifizierungsziels, 50 % einer Vollbeschäftigung vorgesehene Vergütung: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L Die Stelle soll zur Abdeckung des Lehrangebots der Leipziger Sinologie sowie der komplementären Ergänzung

Vacant Position: Professor of East Asian Art History at Free University in Berlin

Berlin, Germany Deadline: 23rd Apr 2020 The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field of East Asian Art History. Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (§ 100 Berliner Hochschulgesetz). Applicants should have outstanding experience in East Asian Art History across multiple periods and regions. They are expected to be highly skilled in at least one of the languages in the regions of study and also to be actively engaged in work related to current debates in cultural studies, including theoretical debates and questions of methodology. They should have experience with interdisciplinary

Two fully funded PhD positions in East and South-East Asian Studies

Lund University, Sweden Deadline: 1st Mar 2020 The Centre will start its Ph.D. programme in September 2020. The programme is four-year long (240 credits) and combines courses (60 credits) with a thesis (180 credits). East and South-East Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary subject that focuses on present-day socio-political issues and developments and can include a range of topics concerning phenomena and processes in the region as a whole as well as in individual countries. The subject integrates theoretical and methodological perspectives from area studies with different humanities and social sciences disciplines. Every doctoral student is assigned a principal supervisor, who is a docent and employed at Lund University,

Vacant Position: Lecturer in Social Anthropology

Edinburgh, UK Deadline: 28th Feb 2020 The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences sees to appoint a Social Anthropologist with a regional focus on East Asia. You will further the School’s international reputation for research in Social Anthropology and its commitment to excellence in teaching and administration. You will present a research profile which is at the forefront of the field in any theoretical aspect of Social Anthropology and a geographic focus on any part of East Asia, in both experience to date and in future potential. You will demonstrate experience, achievement and potential reflected in a growing personal teaching and supervisory portfolio. You will contribute to developing and teaching core undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Social Anthropology,

Vacant Position: Predoctoral Fellow, research group “China in the Global System of Science”

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin Deadline: 28th Feb 2020 Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science” (led by Dr. Anna Lisa Ahlers), seeks 1 Predoctoral Fellow. Earliest starting date: 01 May 2020 for three years with the option of extension, with a 65% employment contract. Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13, 65%). Outstanding graduates holding a Master degree, or equivalent, in sinology/Chinese studies, sociology, political science, history of science, anthropology, or other relevant fields are invited to apply. Degree should be in hand by commencement of employment. Chinese language proficiency is required; fieldwork

Vacant Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, research group “China in the Global System of Science”

The Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin Deadline: 28th Feb 2020 Lise Meitner Research Group “China in the Global System of Science” (led by Dr. Anna Lisa Ahlers), seeks 1 Postdoctoral Fellow. Earliest starting date: 01 May 2020, with employment contract for three years with the option of extension, working in a research area in close conjunction with the agenda of the research group (https://www.mpiwg-berlin.mpg.de/research/departments/lise-meitnerresearch-group). Remuneration is based on the TVöD-Bund pay scales (E13/E14, 100%). Outstanding junior scholars holding a PhD, or equivalent, in sinology/Chinese studies, sociology, political science, history of

Vacant Position: Research Assistant/Associate, School of Geographical & Earth Sciences

Glasgow, UK Deadline: 10th Feb 2020 Salary: Grade 6/7 £29,176 - £32,817/£35,845 - £40,322 per annum This project builds on a partnership with the Chinese government that involved field research and Knowledge Exchange activities to improve our understanding and management of fragile critical zone ecosystems across China. As the funding for this research has come from the Newton Fund, a key requirement of these projects is to deliver ODA compliant research and exchange this knowledge with science policymakers and practitioners, including farmers, to help ensure that management benefits from new scientific understanding. This post-doctoral position will provide knowledge

Vacant Position: Research Engineer (M/W) for the “Chinese Human Trafficking and Slaving Database” (Claude Chevaleyre)

Paris, France Expected date of employment: 15 Mar 2020 The Lyons Institute of East Asian Studies (IAO) is a center for research in human and social sciences. It brings together scholars from fields such as anthropology, law, economics, geography, history, literature, philosophy and political sciences. The primary focus of their work is East and South-East Asia, especially China, Korea, Japan, Laos, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. By mapping and analyzing networks of human trafficking in early modern China, the project “Chinese Human Trafficking and Slaving Database” questions the role of China as exclusively a purveyor of

Call for Applications: Louis Frieberg Post-doctoral Fellowships

Deadline: 8th Mar 2020 The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies offers post-doctoral fellowships for the 2020-2021 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 2020. The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend (tax free) of $1,800, paid in Israeli currency and linked to the representative rate of exchange.

Vacant Position: Lecturer in Chinese Studies

University of Sydney Deadline: 6th Feb 2020 Exciting research and teaching opportunity in the Department of Chinese Studies, located at our Camperdown / Darlington campus Full-time continuing position (Academic Level B) and remuneration package $125,848 p.a which includes leave loading and up to 17% superannuation. The Department of Chinese Studies within the School of Languages and Cultures is seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Chinese Language and Culture, with specialisation in any discipline of China-related language or culture studies. In this role you will contribute to core units in the Chinese Studies major including developing and teaching Chinese language classes at different levels,

Call for Applications: An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowship

Cambridge, MA Deadline: 15th Jan 2020 The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University is pleased to announce the 2020-2021 competition for the An Wang Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chinese Studies. This year the Fairbank Center is offering two fellowships to support postdoctoral participants in an interdisciplinary research group that will focus on issues of science and technology in the making of modern China. This research group will be led by Professors Susan Greenhalgh (Anthropology), Victor Seow (History of Science), Arunabh Ghosh (History), and Ya-Wen Lei (Sociology). A strong working knowledge of Chinese and English is required. Applicants must provide confirmation of successful

Vacant Position: Doctoral Researcher (M/W/D) Indicator 294/2019

Deadline: 20th Jan 2020 At the Faculty of History, Art, and Oriental Studies – East Asian Institute, the above position is to be filled from March 1, 2020, subject to the availability of funds. The position will be filled for academic qualification within the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center "Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition" (SFB 1199) in the research subproject of the Department of Sinology on the topic "Chinese Engineers and their Visions of Space: Builders of a Networked Nation, 1906–1937". A detailed description of the subproject can be found on the Collaborative Research Centre's website https://research.uni-leipzig.de/~sfb1199/ and at the institute’s website

Call for Applications: ERC-Funded DPhil Studentship in Pre-Modern Chinese Literature

University of Oxford, UK Deadline: 10th Jan 2020 There is an opportunity to work with Professor Tian Yuan Tan, Shaw Professor of Chinese at the University of Oxford, on a doctorate in pre-modern Chinese literature as part of his newly launched research project TEXTCOURT: Linking the Textual Worlds of Chinese Court Theater, ca. 1600-1800. This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 819953). Court theatre was a core part of Chinese court and performance culture for centuries, yet its texts have never been

Vacant Position: Assistant Professor (Film and Media Studies) Department of Visual Studies

Lingnan University, Hong Kong Review starts: Mar 2020 Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies;

Vacant Position: Assistant Professor – Department of Philosophy

National Taiwan University, Taiwan Deadline: 13th Jan 2020 The Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. Teaching appointment is effective from August 1, 2020. Qualification: Ph.D. in Philosophy or related fields. Specialization: 1. Pre-Qin philosophy (preferably in Confucianism; familiarity with excavated manuscripts is an advantage). 2. Chinese Buddhist philosophy. 3. Political philosophy, Social philosophy, Legal philosophy. Other Requirements: Applicants must be competent in teaching in Mandarin and prepared to offer mandatory courses (teaching experience is preferred but not required).

Vacant Position: Research Assistant Professor (PR0137/19-20)

Hong Kong Baptist University, Faculty of Arts Named after Professor Jao Tsung-i, the world-renowned expert in Chinese classical studies, the Jao Tsung-I Academy of Sinology was established in January 2013 for the purpose of understanding and preserving Chinese cultural heritage. The Academy aims to be a leading center for interdisciplinary studies of Chinese culture and civilization, through innovative research and engaged teaching. Applications are now invited for the following position: Research Assistant Professor (PR0137/19-20) The appointee is expected to (i) undertake original scholarly research in his/her area of expertise; (ii) teach one course per semester at the undergraduate/postgraduate level; (iii)

Vacant Position: Assistant Professor

National Chengchi University Taipei, Taiwan One Assistant Professor level or above, full-time teaching position in any of the areas of academic expertise in 1 above. Academic Expertise: Chinese philology, Chinese thought, Chinese literature, with Chinese classical and modern literature as priority. Expected date of hire: February 1, 2020. Candidates who pass the preliminary review will be notified to give a talk to the faculty of Department of Chinese Literature; travel expenses are to be paid by the candidates; Candidates hired must teach one “General Education - Chinese” course, in addition courses offered by Department of Chinese Literature each academic year

Vacant Position: Assistant Professor in Buddhist Studies

Los Angeles, California, USA The School of Religion in the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Buddhist Studies (China) for Fall 2020. The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active career of research and publication, along with teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in Chinese religions, Buddhism, and method and theory in the study of religions. Candidates should have a demonstrated mastery of both modern and classical Chinese. Scholars of intra- and interregional topics in Chinese Buddhism

Vacant Position: Faculty Positions (rank open) in Transnational Asian History

Kunshan, Suzhou 215316, China Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for a faculty position in pre-18th century transnational Asian history to begin in the academic year 2020-2021. Candidates should have a demonstrated mastery over world historical topics related to China and its neighbors, including research that is transnational, transregional, or transcultural in scope. Special consideration will be given to historians who specialize in one or more of the following subjects: Silk Road and Eurasian history, overseas trade and exchange, religious and/or artistic interactions, and/or diplomacy and war. Candidates

Vacant Position: Assistant Professor – China Since 1949 – Department of History

Berkeley, CA, USA Deadline: 1st Oct 2019 The University of California at Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment at the level of assistant professor in the Department of History with an expected starting date of July 1, 2020. The position is defined as "China since 1949." We welcome applications from candidates working on topics within all subfields of History (political history, economic history, environmental history, cultural history, intellectual history, social history, diplomatic history, the history of gender and sexuality, the history of migration and diaspora etc.). Applicants with research projects that connect developments

4-year PhD position in ERC project “Africa’s Infrastructure Globalities” with focus on Chinese projects in East Africa

Bayreuth, Germany Deadline: 15th Sep 2019 The PhD researcher (m/f/d) will be part of INFRAGLOB, the project “AFRICA's ‘INFRASTRUCTURE GLOBALITIES’: Rethinking the Political Geographies of Economic Hubs from the Global South” funded by the European Research Council. Under the guidance of the PI, you will conduct your main research in East Africa and China. You will analyze Chinese discourses on their infrastructure projects in the region, and conduct interviews and in-depth field research

Vacant Position: Research Assistant Professor Department of Visual Studies

Hong Kong, P.R.C. Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close

PhD Position: A History of Material Culture and Technology in East Asia, 1850 – 2000

Darmstadt, Germany Deadline: 15th Jul 2019 Project leader: Professor Mikael Hård. Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), near Frankfurt, Germany, announces a three-year position for a doctoral student, beginning 1 October 2019. We welcome applications from talented and diligent students with research experience from East Asia who are willing to explore new historical perspectives, empirically and methodologically. The successful candidate will become a member of a larger project called “A Global History of Technology, 1850–2000” (GLOBAL-HOT). The project investigates the history of

Two Vacant Positions: Associate Professor / Assistant Professor – Department of China Studies Seminar

Masaryk University, Czech Republic Deadline: 20th Jun 2019 The Department of Chinese Studies offers two positions from September 2019 or January 2020. Candidates should have Ph.D. degree in Sinology or relevant discipline and have teaching and research experience in either: Modern Chinese/Sinophone literature, or: Contemporary Chinese Societies. The selected candidate will teach in English (or Czech, not required), in BA and MA programs (in the case of literature, also the basic course of Classical literature); tutor students’

Call for Applications: Ph.D. fellowship on Chinese Studies

University of Verona, Italy Deadline: 21st Jun 2019 The Ph.D programme in Foreign Literatures, Languages and Linguistics, XXXV cycle, academic year 2019-2020 of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Verona (Italy) is offering a Ph.D. fellowship on Chinese Studies within the curriculum on Foreign Languages and Translation Studies. The fellowship on Chinese Studies is aimed at the development of a project on Chinese vernacular lexicography in Ming and Qing dynasties. The successful applicant is expected to develop an individual research on the topic of the main research project and to write a PhD. dissertation

Call for Applications: Researcher (tenure-track in history of pre-modern China at the Department of Asian and North African Studies

Ca' Foscari University, Venice, Italy Deadline: 30th May 2019 The Department of Asian and North African Studies at Ca' Foscari University of Venice invites applications for the position of full-time researcher (tenure-track) in the history of pre-modern China. The researcher is expected to have an expertise in the history of pre-modern China, based on solid knowledge of the political, socio-economic and cultural history of China and to be able to teach courses in the field of Chinese History with a focus on the pre-modern period.

Vacant Position: Professor of China Studies in a Global Perspective

Aarhus, Denmark Deadline: 15th Aug 2019 The School of Culture and Society, Department of Global Studies, at Aarhus University invites applications for a permanent position as a full professor of China studies in a global perspective with a focus on modern or contemporary China. The position is available to start as soon as possible after 1 January 2020. Expected start: 1 Jan School of Culture and Society - China Studies, subject Jens Chr. Skous Vej 7 8000 Aarhus C Full-time position ID: 1081 The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates

Vacant Position: Teaching and Research Assistant (Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in), 66% FTE

Bochum, Germany Deadline: 1st May 2019 The Section for Chinese History at the Faculty of East Asian Studies of Ruhr-University Bochum invites applications for the position of a teaching and research assistant (Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in), 66% FTE (26,28 hours/week, pay scale TV-L 13) for a duration of three years, beginning on 1 September 2019. Applicants are expected to hold a MA degree in Sinology/Chinese Studies, to teach one course of 2 hours/week, and to cooperate in administration. The position is intended for further qualification in Sinology (Ph.D. thesis).

Open Call for Lecturers – Center for Cultural Studies on Science and Technology in China, CCST) at Technische Universität Berlin

Berlin, Germany Deadline: 12th Apr 2019 In order to widen the scope of its courses, the China Center (Center for Cultural Studies on Science and Technology in China, CCST) at Technische Universität Berlin seeks to appoint lecturers for the winter semester of 2019-2020 for the following fields: History / cultural studies of China, Science and technology in China, Architecture and urban design in China, Mobility and transport in China

Vacant Position: Assistant Professor – Department of Chinese Literature

Deadline: 12th Apr 2019 National Chengchi University, Taiwan The Department of Chinese Literature at National Chengchi University, Taiwan, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of (1) Chinese Philology (priority), (2) Chinese Thought, (3) Chinese Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, but exceptionally qualified candidates may be considered at the Associate or Full Professor level. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to teach mainly in the areas of (1) Chinese Philology (priority), (2) Chinese Thought, (3) Chinese Literature.

Vacant Position: Assistant Curator, East Asia Collections Review Project

Edinburgh, Scotland Deadline: 2019.03.26 National Museums Scotland is one of the leading museum groups in Europe. With one of the largest and most diverse collections in the world, we are responsible for the acquisition, preservation and display of a substantial part of Scotland’s cultural, historic and national heritage. Millions of local and international visitors enjoy our four museums each year, and we also introduce our collections to a much wider audience than can physically visit our museums through, touring exhibitions, loans, community engagement, digital programmes and research.

Postdoc Change in Transnational Social / Security Standards

Groningen, Netherlands Deadline: 11th Mar 2019 The Faculty of Arts is a large, dynamic faculty in the heart of the historic city of Groningen, in the North of the Netherlands. It has more than 5000 students and 700 staff members. The Faculty offers a wide range of degree programmes: 15 bachelor's programmes and over 35 master's specialisations. Vibrant research is facilitated by the Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG), the Centre for International Relations Research, Globalisation Studies Groningen and the Centre for East Asian Studies. The vacancy is at the department of International Relations & International Organization (IRIO). As member of the newly set up INFRAGLOB research group prestigiously funded by the European Research Council, you will become part of

PhD position China/Africa – Africa’s Infrastructure Globalities

Groningen, Netherlands Deadline: 11th Mar 2019 The Faculty of Arts is a large, dynamic faculty in the heart of the historic city of Groningen, in the North of the Netherlands. It has more than 5000 students and 700 staff members. The Faculty offers a wide range of degree programmes: 15 bachelor's programmes and over 35 master's specialisations. Vibrant research is facilitated by the Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG), the Centre for International Relations Research, Globalisation Studies Groningen and the Centre for East Asian Studies. The vacancy is at the department of International Relations & International Organization (IRIO). As member of the newly set up INFRAGLOB research group prestigiously funded by the European Research Council, you will become part of

Associate Professor / Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Studies

Hong Kong, P.R. China Lingnan University, a distinctive liberal arts institution in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is committed to the provision of quality whole-person education by combining the best of Chinese and Western liberal arts traditions. It strives to pursue excellence in teaching, learning, scholarship and community engagement. With three academic Faculties, it offers a wide range of undergraduate degree programmes in arts, business and social sciences. Lingnan’s liberal arts education is characterised by a broad-based interdisciplinary curriculum with specialised disciplinary studies; close student-staff relationship; a vibrant residential campus; ample global learning

Vacant Position: Full Professorship (W3) in Sinology

Erlangen, Germany Deadline: 22nd Mar 2019 The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) in Sinology with a focus on the Intellectual and Cultural History of China at the Department of Classical World and Asian Cultures at the Institute of Languages and Cultures of the Middle East and East Asia (Sinology). The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The professor is expected to participate in all degree programmes which involve the discipline of sinology.

Vacant Position: Associate, or Full Professorship at Yuelu Academy (嶽麓書院)

Hunan University, PRC Hunan University is a public Chinese university located in Changsha, China. It is listed in the “Project 985”, “Project 211” and the “Double First-Class Initiative” by the Chinese government. The Yuelu Academy of Hunan University consists of the history, philosophy and archaeology departments. Its staff includes renowned and innovative senior and junior scholars. The Academy offers BA, MA, and PhD programs, and accommodates postdoctoral research. Position: Associate, or Full Professorship (associate or full professorship is preferred) Fields: Chinese History Medieval, late imperial and modern Chinese history, Chinese historical

Louis Frieberg Post-doctoral Fellowships

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem Deadline: 4th Mar 2019 The Louis Frieberg Center for East Asian Studies offers post-doctoral fellowships for the 2019-2020 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 2019. The fellowship consists of a monthly stipend (tax free) of $1,800, paid in Israeli currency and linked to the representative rate of exchange. Fellows are entitled to one airline ticket (economy class, up to $1,500) for a direct flight from their hometown to Israel and back.

PhD studentship: Mining ‘realms of memory’ for alternative histories of Mao’s China

SOAS University of London, UK Deadline: 14 Mar 2019 In recent years the history of the early decades of the PRC has attracted considerable attention in both Chinese and Western-language historiographies. Standard accounts of ‘liberation’ and the subsequent building of the New China on the one hand and violent coercion and subsequent failed socio-economic experiments on the other are increasingly challenged. Instead questions arise about the ways in which grass-roots experiences of that time might be recovered and used to understand the complexity of historical processes and their continuing impact on present realities. Given the importance of mythologised versions of the past in the current political environment in the PRC

The Ho Peng Yoke Fellowship in the History of Science and Technology in China (2019-2020)

Cambridge, UK Deadline: 31st Mar 2019 A visiting fellowship in memory of Professor Ho Peng Yoke 何丙郁 (1926-2014) tenable at the Needham Research Institute in Cambridge, UK is offered to scholars of any nationality researching the history of science and technology in China. Preference will be given to those working on a subject in line with Professor Ho’s own research interests, such as the history of mathematics, astronomy, alchemy, Daoism, gunpowder and materia medica, although the fellowship will be open to any subject relevant to the Institute’s concerns. Applicants should hold a PhD degree and be employed in a full-time position in an academic institution, and may visit for a period of either 6 or 12 months from October 2019.

Vacant Position: Research Fellow – Middle Period Chinese Studies

Edinburgh, Scotland Deadline: 12th Feb 2019 The University of Edinburgh - School of History, Classics and Archaeology is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow who specialises in Chinese intellectual and/or cultural history, with background in the history of education and classicising learning in the Tang/Song period. The Research Fellow should have strong interest in exploring and employing cross-cultural approaches to the history of education and empire studies. This post is part of a comparative research project focusing on the Byzantine and middle period Chinese (Tang/Song) empires, titled "Classicising learning in medieval imperial systems: Cross-cultural approaches to Byzantine paideia and Tang/Song xue" (PAIXUE)

Vacant Position: The Chong Hua Professorship of Chinese Development

Cambridge, UK Deadline: 31st Jan 2019 The Board of Electors to the Chong Hua Professorship of Chinese Development invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates will have an outstanding research record of international stature in 'global China', broadly conceived to include China's role in international development and international politics. Candidates will have the vision, leadership, experience and enthusiasm to build on current strengths in maintaining and enhancing research in this broad area. They will hold a PhD or equivalent postgraduate qualification.

Vacant Position: Postdoctoral Researcher in 17th and/or 18th Century East Asian History (China)

Barcelona, Spain Deadline: 17th Feb 2019 Applications are invited from outstanding candidates for a four-year postdoctoral position in 17th and/or 18th century Chinese history as part of the European Research Council funded project (H2020-ERC CoG 758347), Aftermath of the East Asian War of 1592-1598, led by ICREA Professor Rebekah Clements and hosted by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The successful candidate must be willing to work on the environmental, economic, or technological aftermath of the Imjin War (Yuan Chaoxian/Dong zheng) as it relates to China, focusing on the 17th and/or 18th century, and to develop independent research within the context of the Aftermath project.

Vacant Position: University Professor of China Studies

Vienna, Austria 7th Jan 2019 Open to new ideas. Since 1365. As a research university with high international visibility and a wide range of degree programmes, the University of Vienna is committed to basic research open to application and research-led teaching, as well as to career development of young researchers and to the dialogue with economy and society. That way, the University of Vienna contributes to the education of future generations and to the society’s ability to innovate. The appointment of particularly qualified researchers to university professors is an important strategy of the University of Vienna. Become part of this vibrant and future-oriented organisation. At the Faculty of Philological and Cultural Studies of the University of Vienna the position of a

ESRC MSc/PhD studentships (for Language-Based Area Studies)

Edinburgh, Scotland Deadline: 3rd Dec 2018 Chinese Studies at the University of Edinburgh invites students to apply for the ESRC MSc/PhD studentships (for Language-Based Area Studies): At a glance ESRC Scottish Doctoral Training Programme MSc + PhD studentships for 2019 are available for students of Language-Based Area Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Starting date October 2019. Eligibility ESRC grants are available for students who: • meet the residency criteria (EU or UK residency, see below for details)

PhD-Fellowship for a project on the history of China’s modern enterprise

Leuven, Belgium Deadline: 5th Dec 2018 Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship starting October 2019 at the Sinology Unit, Faculty of Arts, University of Leuven. The project studies China’s recent economic modernization from the point of view of the firm. In order to counterbalance the attention which most scholarship has placed on the study oftop-down political directives, this project will focus on the process of technological and managerial innovation and will analyze

Post-doctoral Teaching and Research Fellowship (Chinese Language and Culture)

London, UK Deadline: 20th Nov 2018 This post is full time, 35 hours per week and is fixed term until 31 December 2020 The School of Humanities seeks to employ a Post-doctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in Chinese to contribute to its wide range of teaching and research activities. These include a rich portfolio of undergraduate combined degrees in Chinese, and MA Specialised Translation, and an MA Translation and Interpreting.

Vacant Position: Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University

Taipei, Taiwan Deadline: 2nd Jan 2019 The Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor. Teaching appointment is effective from August 1, 2019. Qualification: Ph.D. in Philosophy or related fields. Specialization: Pre-Qin Confucian philosophy (certain familiarity with excavated texts is preferable). Other Requirements: Applicants must be competent in teaching in Mandarin

PhD Studentships in Asian Studies

Northern Ireland Deadline: 18th Jan 2018 Newcastle University, Northern Ireland and North East (NINE) Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) The Northern Ireland and North East Doctoral Training Partnership (NINE DTP) invites top-calibre applicants to apply to its 2019/20 doctoral studentships competition. Over fifty fully-funded doctoral studentships are available across the full range of the social sciences, including Anthropology, Economics, Geography, History, Sociology, and Linguistics. This competition also

PhD Position – City University of Hong Kong “Yijing studies in European societies”

Hong Kong, PRC Deadline: 1st Oct 2018 City University of Hong Kong香港城市大學 Supervisor: Prof. Tze-ki Hon, Department of Chinese and History (1) Qualification The student must have a master's degree in History, Chinese studies or related fields. (2) Dissertation The student will complete a PhD dissertation on “Yijing studies in European societies” (such as translations of the Yijing or the impact of Yijing studies in European societies) in four years. The student will be enrolled at CityU and

Vacant Position: Professor, Contemporary East Asia

Princeton, USA Deadline: 3rd Oct 2018 Princeton University seeks qualified candidates for a tenured full professorship in any discipline in the humanities, social sciences, engineering and the natural sciences. In addition to their core disciplinary specialization, candidates are required to have regional competence on China, Japan, or Korea, and knowledge of relevant foreign languages. Field of specialization is open.

Call for applications: W2 Professorship for Cultural and Social Anthropology (Associate Professor)

Erlangen, Germany Deadline: 30th Sep 2018 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a W2 Professorship for Cultural and Social Anthropology (Associate Professor) The professorship is a full-time position which will run initially until 30 September 2022 and is to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. The professorship is connected to the new Elite Master’s degree

Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS): Travel Grants China

Deadline: 12th Oct 2018 Since 2018, the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad (MWS) – awards travel grants once a year (for three years to begin with), with the support of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. The grants will be awarded to scientists from sinology or related subjects, whose professional qualification phase is concerned with Chinese history, language or culture in the broadest sense and for whose research a stay in China is indispensable. Every year, two travel grants will be

The Jangseogak Archives Short Term Fellowship Grants at the Academy of Korean Studies

Deadline: 30th Apr 2018 The Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) is accepting applications for short-term (three to six months) research fellowships for international scholars of Korean studies. The Jangseogak Archives, originally founded 100 years ago as the last royal archive of the Joseon Dynasty (朝鮮王朝, 1392 - 1910), is an active Korean studies centers and is home to numerous rare sources of Korea. For more information on the Jangseogak, please refer to http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewforum.php?f=81 or http://jsg.aks.ac.kr/ (Korean only).

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: ”Theorizing brokerage through China’s extraversion“

Oslo, Norway Deadline: 19th Feb The Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: The aim of the project is to examine and theorize transnational brokerage. In this context, transnational brokerage refers to the way in which individuals position themselves and mediate between resources and networks in Guangdong, China, on the one hand, and globally, on the other.

Research Fellowship in Middle Period Chinese Intellectual and/or Cultural History

Edinburgh, Scotland Deadline: 14th Feb 2018 The College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint a Research Fellow who specialises in Chinese intellectual and/or cultural history, with background in the history of education and classicizing learning in the Tang/Song period. The Research Fellow should have strong interest in exploring and employing cross-cultural approaches to the history of education and empire studies.

Call For Applications: Academic Director of the Hanmun Workshop at the Jangeogak Archives, the AKS

Seoul, South Korea Deadline: 14th Feb 2018 The Jangseogak Archives at the Academy of Korean Studies is seeking an academic director for the 2018 Hanmun (literary/classical Chinese) Workshop (July 2nd to July 20th 2018). The Jangseogak Archives, originally founded 100 years ago as the last royal archives of the Joseon Dynasty (1392 - 1910), is one of the most active Korean studies center in the world and is home to numerous rare sources of Korea (http://intl.aks.ac.kr/english/viewforum.php?f=81).

Tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of Chinese History

UNC Charlotte, USA Preliminary deadline: 26th Nov 2017 The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of Chinese History to begin August 2018. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment, show evidence of a strong potential for professional development as a scholar and teacher, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity as a value in the department and college. A research and teaching focus on Chinese History is required; the time period and thematic specialization are open. This position will have its tenure home in the History Department, a department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The History Department employs

Notice of Vacancies: The Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University invites applications for the positions of Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor

Taipei City, Taiwan Deadline: 18th Dec 2017 Department of Philosophy, National Taiwan University, Taiwan. The Department of Philosophy at National Taiwan University invites applications for the positions of Professor, Associate Professor, or Assistant Professor. Teaching appointment is effective from August 1, 2018. Qualification: Ph.D. in Philosophy or related fields. Specializations (Priority will be given to applicants specializing in one of the following areas): 1. Pre-Qin Confucian philosophy (preferably with expertise in excavated manuscripts), 2. Contemporary Continental philosophy, 3. Metaphysics (applicants must be able to teach epistemology)

AREA Ruhr doctoral programme, Up to four 3-year Doctoral Stipends Available

Bochum and Duisburg-Essen, Germany Deadline: 15th Dec 2017 The Alliance for Research on East Asia (AREA) Ruhr, supported by the Mercator Research Center Ruhr (MERCUR), invites applications for up to four 3-year doctoral stipends for the winter term 18/19, to study Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Identities in East Asia. The structured three-year doctoral programme on Transnational Institution Building and Transnational Identities in East Asia aims to advance knowledge on East Asian regional institution building, identity formation, and the interaction between both processes throughout history and today. By applying transnational and comparative approaches to the study of East Asia, the programme looks beyond national borders and seeks to unleash the potential of combining humanities and social sciences and to base research projects on interdisciplinary perspectives.

Vacant open-rank faculty position in pre-modern Asian Studies

Astana, Kazakhstan Deadline: 12th Nov 2017 The Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan invites applications for an open-rank faculty position in pre-modern Asian studies. The period and specialization are open, but preference will be given to candidates specializing in the history and/or religious and philosophical traditions of China and Inner Asia before 1644. Successful senior applicants will be expected to have a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching, research, and service. Applicants at the junior level will be expected to demonstrate potential for excellence in all three areas. Responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching classes (teaching load is 2+2 with TA support for large classes), curriculum and program development, and research. The position is available from August 2018.

Opening Rank Positions at Yuelu Academy

Changsha, Hunan, PR China Deadline: 1st Dec 2017 Yuelu Academy (嶽麓書院) at Hunan University invites applications for positions in Philosophy (Chinese and non-Chinese), Religious Studies (Chinese and non-Chinese),Chinese History, and Archaeology of China. We highly encourage applicants with various specializations. This is an open-rank appointment of the position of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, commensurate with the candidate’s qualification. Teaching and advising at both undergraduate and graduate levels are requried. Salary package is highly competitive. For more details please see http://ylsy.hnu.cn/ Interested applicants please send a CV with a list of publications to beibei_zhan@hnu.edu.cn and feifeiw@hnu.edu.cn. Deadline: 1 Dec 2017. Early application is strongly recommended.

Kyoto University and Heidelberg University Joint Degree Master Students Orientations

Deadline: 12th Nov 2017 Kyoto University and Heidelberg University invite interested students to orientations in Japan and Germany about the new international Joint Degree Master of Arts Program in Transcultural Studies (JDTS). Building on the strengths of both institutions, this jointly conducted, research-oriented English-language graduate program offers students access to an interdisciplinary field in the humanities and social sciences to study and research transcultural dynamics between and within Asia and Europe in a global context. The study program is situated at two partner institutions, the Graduate School of Letters (GSL) of Kyoto University and the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS) of Heidelberg University. Students enrolled in the program begin their studies at one of these two partners, their home institution, but spend an equal amount of time at the other university.

Postdoctoral Researcher Archaeology and Material Culture of Early through Medieval China (Shang through Tang)

Munich, Germany Deadline: 1st Nov 2017 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); c) history. 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.

3 Vacant Assistant Professorships: Modern/Early Modern Literature and Culture in Chinese/Japanese/Arabic

Deadline: 1st Nov 2017 Univ. of Colorado Boulder, USA 1. Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture The Department of Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese Literature and Culture to begin August 2018. Candidates should have a PhD in Chinese literature or a related field and a minimum of one year of research experience in one or more of the following areas: modern Chinese (including other Sinophone) fiction, drama/theatre, film, new media, poetry. Research expertise may have been obtained during doctoral studies. ABD candidates will be considered. However, if the PhD degree is not conferred by August 20, 2018, the candidate will be appointed initially as an Instructor. Job duties include teaching courses in Chinese literature and culture to

Call for Applications: W1 Junior Professorship for State and Society in China

Erlangen, Germany Deadline: 27th Oct 2017 Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a W1 Junior Professorship for State and Society in China at the Institute for Middle Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations to be filled by the earliest possible starting date for an initial period of three years. Depending on successful evaluation the appointment will be extended for another three years. The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research, teach in all degree programmes in which the discipline of sinology is involved, develop e-learning tools in ‘Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language’, and participate in the research activities of the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities 'Fate, Freedom and Prognostication' (www.ikgf.fau.de). Candidates must have very good

Call for Applications: W3 Heisenberg Professorship for the Intellectual and Cultural History of China

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