Job Opening: Assistant Professor, East Asian History, Ithaca College

Position/Job Summary:

Full-time tenure-eligible position in East Asian history. Research specialization is open. In addition to upper level courses in their area of expertise, applicants must be able to teach introductory world history courses or other, innovative 100-level courses in their field … Preference will be given to candidates who are qualified to teach a survey-level course on Chinese history.

Review of applications will begin November 10, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The search committee will hold interviews at the January 2018 meeting of the American Historical Association.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Jonathan Ablard, East Asia Search, at Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.


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Job Opening: Education Abroad Advisor & Marketing/Outreach Coordinator, University of Idaho

job opening - 5Employer: University of Idaho
Location: Moscow, Idaho
Type: Full Time – Experienced
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Posted October 4, 2017

The Education Abroad Advisor & Marketing/Outreach Coordinator reports to the Director, Education Abroad. This position advises current University of Idaho (UI) students, the university community, and parents on the full range of education abroad programs offered at UI and manages the promotion, marketing and outreach of Education Abroad in print and online. This position manages the student ambassador program and supervises, develops and evaluates the program. This position leads Education Abroad programming and events and ensures they align with unit policies and national best practices; including, fairs, pre-departure orientation and returnee programs as well as orientation and communication for outgoing education abroad and incoming exchange students (in-person and online). This position serves as an Alternate Responsible Officer (ARO) for J-1 students and scholars and acts as the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP) Coordinator.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Agency Requirements require the incumbent to be a US citizen or permanent US resident
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field and 2 years of related work experience
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Attention to detail and excellent organizational skills
• Significant experience in advertising and marketing
• Significant international experience studying, working or living abroad
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
• Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of cultures.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in a related field or 3 or more years of related work experience
• Experience working in an academic setting
• Knowledge of best practices in Education Abroad
• Knowledge of best practices in marketing/advertising in Education Abroad
• Familiarity with Banner and Terra Dotta Software Database management system
• Proficiency in a second language

Full details and application at NAFSA.

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Fellowship: The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC)

Scholarship Opportunity: advanced Japanese language training for graduate students with Japan-focused career goals in academia, business, diplomacy/government service, journalism, translation, and law

The Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies (IUC) is pleased to announce a call for applications to The Nippon Foundation Fellows Program at the IUC for the academic year 2018-19. This program aims to provide the most promising students with the deep linguistic and cultural knowledge needed to become leaders in their fields, and to foster strong collegial bonds and intellectual exchange among them and with their IUC senpai.

Fellows will receive a full tuition scholarship plus a modest living stipend to attend the 10-month immersion program in advanced Japanese at the IUC in Yokohama from September 2018 to June 2019.

Eligibility: Ph.D. students in all fields of Japanese studies currently enrolled in universities in North America, Europe, Australia, or New Zealand; M.A./M.S./M.B.A. & J.D. students with Japan-focused career goals in academia, business, diplomacy/government service, journalism, translation, and law currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a North American university. Applicants must pass the IUC proficiency exam.

Nippon Foundation Fellows participate fully in the program of instruction at the IUC, and in addition they:

  • Meet regularly with each other and the IUC Resident Director to discuss their research interests and experiences in Japan
  • Meet with distinguished IUC alumni at semiannual lectures held in Tokyo; and
  • Deliver a presentation in Japanese at a Nippon Foundation Fellows conference open to the public.

Over the last half century the IUC has trained more than 2,000 students. Alumni of the school have gone on to teach about Japan at more than 225 universities around the world, and many IUC graduates have distinguished themselves in non-academic careers in which knowledge about Japan has been vital.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2017

Complete details and application information available online



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Book Announcement: Placing Empire: Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan

Placing Empire
Travel and the Social Imagination in Imperial Japan
Kate McDonald

Placing Empire examines the spatial politics of Japanese imperialism through a study of Japanese travel and tourism to Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan between the late nineteenth century and the early 1950s. In a departure from standard histories of Japan, this book shows how debates over the role of colonized lands reshaped the social and spatial imaginary of the modern Japanese nation and how, in turn, this sociospatial imaginary affected the ways in which colonial difference was conceptualized and enacted. The book thus illuminates how ideas of place became central to the production of new forms of colonial hierarchy as empires around the globe transitioned from an era of territorial acquisition to one of territorial maintenance.

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Job Opening: Program Coordinator, Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University

job opening - 5Institution: George Washington University
Location: Washington, DC
Posted: 09/21/2017
Type: Full Time
Education: BA or experience

Job Description Summary:
The Sigur Center for Asian Studies is a university research institute and the academic home of the Asian Studies Program of the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. Its mission is to increase the quality and broaden the scope of scholarly research and publication on Asia, promote US-Asian scholarly interaction and educate a new generation of students, scholars, analysts, and policymakers.
The Sigur Center promotes research and policy analysis on East Asia, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia and South Asia through an active program of publishing, teaching, public events and policy engagement. The Center offers students the largest Asian Studies program in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, with around 70 faculty members working on Asia. The Center was founded in 1991 out of the Sino-Soviet Institute. It was named for Gaston Sigur (1924-1995), a Japan specialist with a long career at The George Washington University, the National Security Council, and the US Department of State. It has enjoyed status as a signature program of the university since 2003. The Sigur Center currently seeks a Program Coordinator.

The Program Coordinator plays an integral role in the programming of the Sigur Center for Asian Studies. The incumbent oversees the Center’s 60+ annual events in addition to playing a critical role in the Center’s communications and outreach effort. This includes website management, social networking, publications, and reports. This position also assists in coordinating the Center’s Visiting Scholars Program which includes working with Scholars and GW’s International Services Office to procure visas and other paperwork. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Develops, organizes, and implements the Center’s numerous special events in conjunction with the Director and Associate Director. This includes identifying speakers and topics, drafting invitation letters, scheduling the event, audience development, and publicity across numerous platforms. The incumbent is also responsible for attending all events and serving as the point of contact with GWU or vendors to ensure set-up, delivery of food, etc.
  • Manages the Center’s website and publications and coordinates with other Center staff on communications tools and strategies.
    Assists the Program Associate in coordinating the Center’s Visiting Scholars (10-15 annually) program.
  • Processes payments and honoraria, reimbursements, and reconciles procurement card charges in a timely manner.
  • Assigns duties to and supervises front desk student assistants.
  • Assists Director and Associate Director with writing, editing, and formatting a variety of annual reports for various stakeholders.
  • Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Qualified candidates will hold a high school diploma/GED plus 3 years of relevant professional experience, or, a Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant area of study. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field (i.e. Asian Studies, International Affairs, Communications, etc.).
  • Experience living, working, or studying in Asia is strongly preferred. Cross-cultural experience and/or working in an international environment is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of a modern Asian language is preferred.
  • Experience with program management and business administration is highly desired.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Dreamweaver or a similar web content management system is highly desirable. HTML experience is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of social networking tools (Twitter, Facebook, and blogs).
  • Exceptional professional writing and editing skills. Ability to synthesize large amounts of information in written format.
  • Experience with US visa procedures (especially J-1 and J-2) is a plus

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Job Opening: Japanese Applied Linguistics 

The Department of Asian Studies, at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus seeks to make a full-time appointment in the field of Japanese Applied Linguistics at the rank of Instructor, tenure-track, with responsibility for teaching undergraduate courses at all levels as well as coordinating portions of the Japanese-language program, one of the largest of its kind in North America.

Requirements include: native or near-native fluency in both Japanese and English; a PhD in Japanese Linguistics, Japanese Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Education, or a closely related field; exceptional organizational skills; evidence of excellent teaching ability in Japanese at the post-secondary level in North America and experience preparing teaching materials independently or collaboratively; and a strong track record of full participation in team work and program affairs. Individuals with experience in program coordination, and teaching innovative Content-Based Instruction (CBI) curriculum for advanced learners in fields such as Japanese performing arts, cinema, or popular culture are particularly encouraged to apply. We seek an exceptional teacher with a track record of employing innovative pedagogies, such as online teaching and distance learning, community-based learning, and curriculum/program design. Teaching expertise in Japanese translation studies will also be an asset for the position. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an excellent record of teaching, service, and educational leadership.

The normal teaching load of an Instructor is six 3-credit courses over the academic year.  Courses will range from first- to fourth-year undergraduate courses, including CBI courses taught in Japanese. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with the Japanese Language Program Director, and will also be assigned program coordination duties. Where a significant level of service is assigned, teaching reduction will be granted.

As this is a tenure-track position, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank in UBC’s Educational Leadership stream and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit:

The application dossier should include: application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, complete transcripts of post-secondary education, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants should also prepare sample teaching videos (preferably two levels, such as basic and advanced-level classes), uploaded to YouTube and classified “Unlisted,” with links sent as part of their application submission.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation (preferably by language teaching professionals) sent by the same deadline to the email address below.

The starting salary for the position will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.


The deadline for receipt of applications is November 14, 2017.  The anticipated start date of employment is July 1, 2018. All application materials should be submitted electronically to

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

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Job Opening: Assistant Professor, Japanese Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Institution: The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Location: Hong Kong
Position: Assistant Professor

Applications are invited for:-

Department of Japanese Studies
Assistant Professor

(Ref. 170001WP) (Closing date: January 15, 2018)

The Master of Arts Programme in Japanese Studies, under the Department of Japanese Studies, is looking for a dynamic candidate to fill a non-tenure track position at the level of Assistant Professor. For details of the Programme, please visit

Applicants should (i) have a relevant PhD degree; (ii) be dedicated to teaching; (iii) have an excellent record of research with a record of success in grant applications; (iv) be able to work well as a team member; and (v) have native or near-native fluency in English and Japanese. Applicants with expertise in Japanese culture, society, or language are particularly welcome.

Duties include (a) teaching postgraduate courses related to Japanese culture; (b) project coordination; (c) mentoring students; (d) managing administration and curriculum development of the Programme; and (e) committee work.

Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for up to three years commencing August 2018, renewable subject to performance, availability of funding and mutual agreement.


Contact: Application Procedure

Please upload a full CV, contact details of three referees, writing samples, past teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching and research interests. For more information, please contact Ms. Helen Chan [Tel: (852) 3943 6466 or e-mail:].The University only accepts and considers applications submitted online for the post above. For more information and to apply online, please visit


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