Three positions in philosophy, one specifically on Pre-Qin Confucian Philosophy, are being advertised at National Taiwan University. Note that successful applicants must be prepared to teach in Mandarin. More more information, read on or see here.
Last year (2016) there was a sudden, dramatic increase in the number of tenure-track jobs aimed at least in part at Chinese, Asian, Non-Western, or Comparative Philosophy. Was it the beginning of a trend, or a blip? A review of this year’s offerings suggests that a real change may be taking place. I list here 20 positions that have been advertised for the current job season — approximately the same number as last year. I have included positions with Chinese, Asian, Non-Western, or Comparative in any AOS disjuncts — admittedly, in some of these cases, the job is not aimed narrowly at our field — and I have also included jobs with an Open AOS that further specifies some sort of interest in our field. I also include three interdisciplinary Asian or Chinese Studies positions that explicitly include philosophy. On the other hand, I have not included jobs with specific (i.e., non-Open) AOSes that include Chinese/Asian/Non-Western/Comparative as an AOC. The list is alphabetical. If I have missed any that should be included, or if you have any comments or corrections, please share!
See here for information about a job at the Chinese university of Hong Kong in Chinese philosophy (preferably pre-Qin).
Below is a job advertisement for a faculty position in Asian Studies at Nazarbayev University. The search committee explicitly encourages applications from suitably qualified philosophers for this position.
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.
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong is inviting applications for an open rank, tenure-track post. Candidates are expected to have Asian philosophy as an area of specialization. Applications will be accepted on line only, through the Academic Jobs Online service. The URL for the job listing is:
The link above provides a detailed description of the application requirements and procedures.
University of Arizona, Assistant Professor of Chinese Studies
The Department of East Asian Studies in the School of International Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Chinese Studies. Ph.D. in hand is expected by the time of the appointment, August 2018. Continue reading “Job: Arizona, Chinese Studies”
The Asian Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position, pending administrative approval, to teach courses in Asian Studies beginning in August 2018, and to serve as the director of Calvin College’s Semester Program in China. Candidates from Religion, History, and Philosophy will be considered; the successful candidate will be housed in the most appropriate department.
The University of California, Irvine, Department of Philosophy announces an open rank search for the Shri Parsvanath Presidential Chair in Jain Studies. AOS: Jain studies or South Asian philosophy AOC: Open. We seek a scholar with knowledge of and research interests in Jainism, Jain ethics or Jain philosophy more broadly. We are especially interested in research that can critically evaluate the relevance of Jain principles to fundamental problems in philosophy, as well as to other religious traditions, ideally using methods of analytic philosophy.
The University of Macau has posted an advertisement for a specialist in Chinese philosophy and religious traditions (open rank). Review of applications will begin on 21 August 2017. More information is here.
Two related developments: Bryan Van Norden will spend the next two academic years (2017-18 and 2018-19) as Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Visiting Professor at Yale-NUS College in Singapore; and Vassar College (Bryan’s home base) has announced a full-time, two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning August, 2017. AOS: Chinese philosophy. AOC: Open. For more details on the position, see below.
POSTDOC OPPORTUNITY at the LSE: for someone working in transcultural Asian humanities. Comparative political theorists of East Asia VERY welcome!
Duke Kunshan University (DKU) invites applications for faculty positions (rank open) in the arts and humanities (philosophy, history, literature, language, and audio visual and performing arts). Pending accreditation approval, DKU will launch an innovative, integrated and interdisciplinary liberal arts undergraduate program leading to both Duke and DKU degrees. Students interested in arts and humanities will be immersed in integrated core courses including the arts of interpretation in written texts, images and sounds, as well as a common set of university-wide courses on China, global challenges, and ethics. Areas of study in the arts and humanities include, but are not limited to, Global Cultural Studies, Media and Arts, Performance Studies, China and US Studies, and Ethics and Leadership. Faculty will have the unique opportunity to pioneer, lead and implement an interdisciplinary and integrated arts and humanities curriculum and to conduct research in the related fields. These positions may start as early as Fall 2017 to begin preparation for the launch.
More information here.
I pass on this message from Paul D’Ambrosio of East China Normal University, concerning ECNU’s English-language MA and PhD programs; job openings at ECNU, and their new Intercultural Center.
Firstly, I would like to remind everyone about our English-language MA and PhD programs at ECNU. One of the unique features of our program is that students in our classes are split, about 50-50, Chinese and foreign. This makes for an exceptional teaching environment.
KU Leuven is advertising a PhD position for the study of the “creation of Mozi and Yang Zhu as philosophers”: see here. This position is only for Taiwanese scholars, though I am assured that soon another call will come out for all scholars.
Ryerson University (Toronto) has a newly announced tenure-track position: AOS (i) Non-Western Philosophy or (ii) Metaphysics and/or Epistemology; see here for more details.
Thanks to Alexus’s comment, I realize that I failed to use “Asian” as a search term, and in fact there are several more relevant ads:
- University of San Francisco (Asian Philosophy)
- University of New Mexico (Buddhist Philosophy)
- Underwood International College of Yonsei University (Asian Philosophy)
- Yale-NUS College (Asian Philosophy — Tenured/Head of Studies)
- Skidmore College (Open, but description emphasizes that “The Department has teaching needs in Asian, African, or other traditions heterogeneous to European.”)
UPDATE: Here is another relevant job listing:
- Eastern Connecticut State University (Comparative Philosophy)
The news about UCSD (not to mention the earlier news about Leiden’s senior position) nudged me into looking at PhilJobs, which lists 4 other tenure-track jobs that include Chinese or Non-Western philosophy as potential specialization:
- Whitman College (Asian Ethics)
- Bard College (Non-Western is one among a list of possibilities)
- Manhattan College (Ethics plus various possibilities of which Non-Western is one)
- University of Northern Colorado (Non-Western is one among a list of possibilities)
Exciting news: the University of California at San Diego department of philosophy is advertising for an assistant professor whose main area of research is some aspect of non-western philosophy. A faculty member wrote me to say: “As a department, we are very interested in diversifying the philosophy curriculum and recognizing the significant and underappreciated contributions to philosophy from scholars working in traditions that do not have their origin in Western Europe.” The details of the ad are here.
The Institute of Philosophy at the University of Leiden is advertising for an associate or full professor in comparative philosophy. More details here here.
The Department of Philosophy at National Chengchi University (Taipei, Taiwan) invites applications for a position of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor. Appointments are effective from August 1, 2016
Qualifications: Ph.D. in Philosophy or related fields. Applicants should be able to offer English and Chinese taught courses.
Specialization: Western Philosophy (Kant’s philosophy or German idealism preferred) or Chinese Philosophy (neo-Confucianism preferred)
Deadline: All application materials should be postmarked no later than April 6 (Wednesday), 2016.
I have noticed several relevant jobs being listed at PhilJobs:
- First, a biggie: Roger Ames is retiring from the University of Hawaii, and they are searching for a replacement, at the Associate or Full Professor level.
- Bryn Mawr College is searching for an Assistant Professor with a specialization in either philosophy of science and epistemology or comparative philosophy (East and West).
- Loyola University Maryland is searching for an open-rank position in “some tradition of non-Western philosophy.”
This is in addition to position previously noted here (search for the category “Job Opening”).
Utah Valley University is hiring in environmental philosophy and they are especially interested in hiring someone who can approach the topic from a non-Western perspective, and so asked me to share the following information here.
The Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August, 2016. AOS: Environmental Philosophy. AOC: Open. 4/4 teaching load, upper and lower division. Internet and evening courses possible. Ph.D. Preferred, ABD with strong evidence of imminent completion will be considered. Candidates must have experience teaching in a college/university setting, and show evidence of commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service. Applicants who can teach environmental philosophy from a diversity of cultural and theoretical perspectives are encouraged to apply, as are applicants from underrepresented groups.
I am happy to share the news that the Univesity of Connecticut’s Department of Philosophy, together with their Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, are advertising a new position in Asian Philosophy. Details here.
Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Early Chinese History
The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Indiana University invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in early Chinese history, covering any period from the Zhou (c. 1000 B.C.E) through the Tang dynasty (c. 900 C.E.), to begin Fall 2016. All sub-fields of historical studies are encouraged to apply.
Candidates must have a doctoral degree or clear indication that the degree will be in hand at the time of appointment. Teaching load is two courses per semester. The position supports undergraduate and graduate training in Chinese studies within EALC and across allied departments. Review of applications will begin on November 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and official transcripts of graduate studies. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to email@example.com or to Manling Luo, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Global and International Studies Building 2058, 355 N. Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405-1105.
Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.
Northwestern University is looking for an assistant professor of East Asian Religions, presumably a replacement for Brook Ziporyn, now at The University of Chicago Divinity School. More details here.
From Matthew Pierlott at West Chester University:
West Chester University of Pennsylvania is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure-track position, to begin August 2015. AOS: Asian Philosophy; AOC: Open. The Department awards both BA and MA degrees in Philosophy, BA degrees in Religious Studies, and Graduate Certificate Programs in Applied Ethics. Normal teaching load 12 hrs/semester. Minimum Qualifications: Evidence of scholarly aptitude and earned Ph.D. in Philosophy or Religious Studies; completion of the Ph.D. required by August 30, 2015.
To view full job ad and to apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wcupa/default.cfm.
Two Openings in Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
The Philosophy Program of Nanyang Technological University is searching for an associate professor (with tenure) in Chinese and Comparative Philosophy and a tenure-track assistant professor of philosophy (AOS open), to begin in July 2015. The due day for application is 28 December 2014. For more information, please go to http://www.hss.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/philosophy/Pages/Faculty-Positions.aspx
San Diego State University has a job opening for an assistant professor with specialization in Ethics; the department notes, though, that “Because we have a very active Confucius Institute on campus, this would be a good opportunity for someone whose specialization includes Chinese philosophy.”
Two recent job positing may be of interest, one in East Asian religions at Ohio State; one in Early China at NYU-Shanghai. Details below.
Yale-NUS College in Singapore is looking for “one or more open rank faculty members in the fields of comparative political theory or intellectual history. We are particularly interested in candidates working in East Asian political theory.” Please see here for details: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4173.
Wesleyan University’s Department of Religion is seeking an instructor to teach Introduction to Buddhism during the upcoming Fall, 2014 semester. Interested individuals should contact Prof. Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Chair of the department as soon as possible.
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Carolina University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Religion at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 1, 2014.
For more information, see here
The Leiden University Institute of Philosophy is seeking to fill, on short notice, the position of Assistant Professor in Comparative Philosophy and History of Philosophy. They are particularly interested in a specialist of CHINESE PHILOSOPHY AND/OR BUDDHISM.
The appointment is for 19 hours per week (i.e., half-time) for a period of two years, but opportunities for an extension of the position in time and duration may arise. Note that the deadline for applications is next week, December 2, and the position is to begin in January or February 2014.
For further details please see below.
Another position in Chinese philosophy at the lovely Lingnan University; see here: http://philjobs.org/job/show/2670
Virginia Tech has a job out in Contemporary Global Ethical / Political Thought. Some of you might be interested in it. The job add can be found at https://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/43271.
Kenyon College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Gambier, Ohio, seeks applications for a one-year position teaching East Asian Religions in the Religious Studies Department for the academic year 2014-15.
The DAVIDSON COLLEGE Department of Religion invites applications for a
full-time, tenure-track position in Religions of East Asia, to begin
August 1, 2014. Qualifications for this position include a Ph.D., an
ability to teach introductory and advanced courses in the religions of
East Asia, familiarity with the methods and perspectives of religious
studies, and willingness to participate in interdisciplinary ventures
of the department and college.
An open rank position in Asian philosophy at CUHK has been posted:
|Job category||Faculty (open rank) / Contract type open|
|AOS categories||Asian Philosophy|
|Location||Sha Tin, Hong Kong|
|Start date||August, 2014|
The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong invites applications for:
Professor / Associate Professor / Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy (Ref. 1314/036(430)/2), initially three-year contract from August 2014, which, subject to mutual agreement, may lead to longer-term appointment or substantiation later. 4 courses/year in philosophy (undergraduate and postgraduate) and general education. Strong teaching experience and a good research record (for Associate Professorship or above). Some thesis supervision. Usual non-teaching duties. AOS: Chinese philosophy; AOC: open; Daoist philosophy will be an advantage. PhD or ABD. Salary competitive.
Position: Chinese and East Asian Thought, Assistant Professor, University of Sydney Continue reading "Position: Chinese and East Asian Thought, University of Sydney"
The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University announces a tenure-track assistant professor position for a scholar and teacher of early Chinese literature specializing in any area of literary production, including histories of texts and writing, intellectual history, material culture, and the intersection of literature and religion, during any pre-20th century period; the primary focus of this search is from the Song through the Qing dynasties, but scholars specializing in earlier periods who engage themes or theoretical approaches that cross national boundaries or conventional periodization are also welcome to apply.
Two jobs that may interest some readers:
- Tenure-track Position for Pre-modern Chinese Literature and Culture at Cornell
- Assistant Professor (tenure-track), Premodern East Asian Humanities, University of Virginia
I am happy to be able to share the following job advertisement, from Colorado State University.
POSITION: Assistant Professor of Philosophy
QUALIFICATIONS: AOS: East Asian Philosophy. AOC: Open. PhD in hand by August 16, 2014, publications or evidence of strong research and scholarly promise, relevant language competence in AOS, and evidence of excellence in teaching required.
Xiamen University is seeking an English-language lecturer; the ad only mentions teaching strengths in Western philosophy but my understanding is that they are particularly interested in candidates who also have interests in Chinese philosophy.
The School of Philosophy and Social Development at Huaqiao University, Xiamen, China, invites applications for a lectureship in philosophy.
Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Philosophy
(Asian Philosophy or Asian Religion)
The School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, invites qualified academics to apply for a newly created position of tenure-track assistant professor in Asian Philosophy or Asian Religion.
The Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track lectureship in pre-modern Chinese studies, for the academic year 2013-14. The appointment will be for one year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years based on satisfactory performance and approval of the Dean. The successful candidate will teach two classes each semester, and will be responsible for directing the departments M.A. program. The Ph.D. degree is expected at the time of the appointment. Candidates who are ABD at the time of application should specify a date for completion and awarding of the degree in their cover letter.
Reader / Professor in Comparative Politics or Political Theory
SOAS, University of London -Department of Politics and International Studies
Reader: £48,075-£55,367 p.a inclusive of London Allowance
Professor: £55,807-£75,271 p.a. inclusive of London Allowance
Vacancy no. 000493
The Department of Politics and International Studies seeks to make a senior appointment in Comparative Politics or Political Theory.
For the Political Theory appointment, the Department is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Comparative Political Thought and Political Philosophy who can take forward additional programme development in these areas.
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga invites applications for the position of Visiting Lecturer beginning August 1, 2013. This is a one-year replacement for a faculty member on leave. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Religious Studies with a specialization in Asian religions. The Department is particularly interested in those candidates whose concentration is East Asian religions.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences has rolled out a new undergraduate degree programme in Public Policy and Global Affairs (PPGA). The first-of-its kind in Singapore, the programme offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines politics and international relations, public policy, and public administration.
We are currently having a couple of openings for the position of Assistant Professor in our newly established programme, but they can be appointed at the associate professor level. For more information on these positions, see below or please click here.
Assistant Professor/Faculty Position in Sogang University, South Korea
The Department of Religious Studies at Sogang University, the Jesuit University in Seoul, South Korea,, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in Chinese/Korean religions (centered on Confucianism) at the assistant/associate professor rank, to begin in fall 2013. The Ph.D. must bein hand by time of appointment.
Position in Chinese Studies, The Australian National University
Lecturer/ Sr Lecturer in Chinese Studies
School of Culture, History and Language, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
The School of Culture, History and Language in the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific is unique in the world, focusing on deep, cutting-edge research and teaching about the people, language and land of Asia and the Pacific.
The Department of Chinese Studies in the School seeks to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Level B/C), for a fixed-term period of three years to teach undergraduate courses in Classical Chinese and Chinese Philosophy and contribute to teaching survey courses on Chinese society, culture and history. The successful applicant will possess near-native fluency in English and Chinese and have demonstrated experience in teaching classical Chinese to undergraduate students.
The Department of Religious Studies at Sogang University, the Jesuit University in Seoul, South Korea, invites applications for a full-time, tenure track faculty position in ‘Chinese religions’ (centered on Confucianism) at the assistant/associate professor rank, to begin in fall 2013. The Ph.D. must be in hand by time of appointment.
The ideal candidate is expected to have a background in religious studies, specializing in the study of Chinese religions (centered on Confucianism). The candidate must be able to work with classical Chinese, and fluent in (spoken and written) Korean and English so as to conduct academic works of teaching and publication in both languages.
Application process will begin with online application at Sogang University toward the end of February 2013 (as of November 13, 2012, it does not appear that the application is open yet). Inquiries and nominations can be sent by e-mail to the chair of the Religious Studies Department, at <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Boston College is doing two searches this year for Asianists–one in the philosophy department and one in the theology department. Details are below. Continue reading “Jobs at Boston College”
Last I checked, this has not been posted at Jobs for Philosophers, even though one of the two areas mentioned explicitly is philosophy. Maybe the Chinese studies folks at Sydney don’t know about JFP? Anyway, here’s the announcement: Continue reading “Job at the University of Sydney”
Just listed at Jobs for Philosophers…
The newly established Yale-NUS College (www.yale-nus.edu.sg) in Singapore announces a senior tenured faculty opening in Philosophy. The desired areas are Ethics and/or Political Philosophy or Asian Philosophy with an emphasis in Ethics and/or Political Philosophy. Continue reading “Senior Position in Asian Philosophy at Yale-NUS”
For APA members, the newly redesigned, web-only Jobs for Philosophers is now available. It currently lists three positions for this year in Asian philosophy: a visiting position (albeit of the three-year, potentially renewable, potentially converting into tenure-track variety) at Union College (New York); an assistant professor position at Richard Stockton College (New Jersey); and an assistant professor position at Yonsei University’s international campus (Korea).