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Job Announcement: Handa Chair of Japanese-Chinese Relations



Job Announcement: Full Professorship (W3) of Japanese Studies (Chair) at LMU München


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Associate Professor, East Asian Religions, University of Alberta

The Department of East Asian Studies, University of Alberta, invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor in East Asian Religions. This is a joint position between East Asian Studies and the Interdisciplinary Program in Religious Studies, shared 50/50 between the two and East Asian Studies as the home department.

Period, specific region, research focus, and disciplinary specialization are open, but the successful candidate must have demonstrated teaching expertise in Buddhism. Applicants must have a PhD in East Asian Studies, Asian Studies, Religious Studies, or a relevant field, and teaching experience and publications equivalent to that of a tenured associate professor. An expert in East Asian Religions, research excellence will be demonstrated in a record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations in highly regarded venues. The successful candidate will be fluent in Chinese or Japanese and be able to handle primary source materials in their original language(s). The successful candidate will also have knowledge of the theoretical discourses that define the disciplinary practices of Religious Studies. A record of external research funding is preferred.

The successful candidate will offer undergraduate courses on East Asia’s variety of communities and their religious traditions and practices, teach Introduction to Buddhism (RELIG 240), participate and in some years lead the entry-level East Asian Studies 101 course or Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions (RELIG 103), contribute other teaching and service to the position’s home department, and participate in the growing graduate programs in Religious Studies and East Asian Studies by supervising graduate students on topics in the area of the candidate’s expertise. The normal teaching load is four courses per academic year.

Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation as being one of the best universities in Canada, based on our strength in teaching, research, and service. Home to 39,000 students and 15,000 faculty and staff, the university has an annual budget of $1.84 billion and attracts nearly $450 million in sponsored research revenue. The U of A offers close to 400 rigorous undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in 18 faculties on  five campuses—including one rural and one francophone campus. The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada. The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, the vibrant, cosmopolitan capital of the province of Alberta. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in the country with a population of approximately one million. Edmonton is located only a few hours’ drive from Banff and Jasper National Parks, which offer skiing in winter and excellent hiking and sightseeing in summer.

Review of applications will start on 24 March 2017.

For details on how to apply please read: http://careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A110231954/


Full Professorship (W3) of Japanese Studies (Chair)


As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty for the Study of Culture invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3)
of Japanese Studies

commencing on October 1st, 2019.

Applicants should demonstrate excellent research and teaching abilities in the field of modern and contemporary Japanese Studies with a broad perspective on society, politics and intellectual history. We have a particular interest in candidates with a record in transnational research focusing on modern and contemporary Japan in East Asian and/or global contexts. Proficiency in Japanese and substantial research in East Asia are prerequisites. Candidates are expected to participate in existing and future interdisciplinary research clusters.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree or a comparable specific qualification, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research program.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications, combined into a single PDF file by February 28th, 2017 to the Dean of the Faculty for the Study of Culture, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München:


Handa Chair of Japanese-Chinese Relations

Vacancy Ref: 038434

Closing Date: 24-Feb-2017

Contact Person: Paul Aristides

Contact Number: 020 7426 3987

Contact Email : paul.aristides@gatenbysanderson.com

Applications are invited for the Handa Chair of Japanese-Chinese Relations (including the wider East Asian cultural sphere) within the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures. This Chair position was initiated, funded by and named after Dr Haruhisa Handa, chairman of Worldwide Support for Development.

We are seeking candidates for the role of Chair of Japanese-Chinese Relations with experience of Japanese studies to work within our Centre for Asian Studies. One of only a few Centres in the UK our Chinese, Japanese and Sanskrit subject areas are sector leading and are a growing focus for the School. This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with ambition, drive and an appetite to shape and lead the Japanese Studies area through their own expertise but with the leadership qualities to develop the current team now and into the future. With a need to enhance our international relationships, a commitment to teaching and bringing research expertise in Japanese-Chinese or Korean relations, in society, politics or culture, the successful candidate will be a forward thinking and ambitious academic leader. You will have exceptional leadership skills, management ability, academic standing and have the personal qualities and skills to work across a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.

This is a full time and open ended post.

To find out more, please visit the GatenbySanderson website for further information and for an informal and confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at GatenbySanderson, Paul Aristides on 020 7426 3987, paul.aristides(at)gatenbysanderson.com or Penny Cunningham on 0113 205 6297, penny.cunningham(at)gatenbysanderson.com

Closing date: 5pm (GMT) Friday 24th February 2017

Further particulars can also be found at the following link: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=038434



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