Wiki page for Academic Jobs in East Asian Studies advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Last year's page: East Asian Studies 2019-2020

See also Critical Theory and Ethnic Studies.

Instructions[edit | edit source]

Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Auburn University (USA: AL). Assistant Professor of Japanese. Deadline: Review begins Nov 1. TT. FT. Job ad on ZipRecruiter. Updates: 12/4 campus visit scheduled for early February

Boston University (USA: MA). Visiting Assistant Professor of Premodern Chinese. Deadline Dec. 15, 2020.

Kanagawa University (JPN: Yokohama). Open Rank. Japanese Art History. Deadline: November 16, 2020. Tenured (all levels). FT. Job details: . Updates:

Kanazawa University (JPN: Kanazawa). Open Rank Professor. Modern Japanese Literature. Deadline: 31 August 2020. TT. FT. Job ad on Euraxess . Updates:

Kalamazoo College (USA: MI). Assistant Professor of Japanese. Deadline: 30 September 2020. TT. Job posting: Updates: Additional materials requested 10/6; Interviews Requested; Virtual campus visit scheduled 11/2; Offer accepted 12/10

Kyushu University (JPN: Fukuoka). Associate or Assistant Professor of Japanese Premodern Literatures and Languages. Deadline: 11 December 2020 (JST). TT. FT. Job posting: Updates:

Northwestern University. Assistant Professor (TT), Modern Korean Literature, Film, or Media. Deadline: October 1, 2020. Job details: Updates:

Oberlin College (USA: OH). Visiting Assistant Professor, Chinese language and culture. Deadline: ? NTT (3 semesters, January 2021 start). FT. Job posting: Updates:

Rice University (USA:TX). Two positions: Assistant/Associate and Assistant. Transnational Asian Studies. Deadline: 1 December 2020. TT. FT. Job posting: Updates:

- (12/18) Anyone hear back yet? (12/18) Not yet. (12/29) Nothing yet (1/5) Anything?

(1/5) Someone posted in “Asian history” section in early December, claiming “offer accepted.” No details provided though.

University of California, Berkeley. Assistant Professor. Korean Literature (19th century to the present, preferred). Deadline: 14 September 2020. TT. FT. Job posting: . Updates: 

University of Chicago. Assistant Professor. Pre-1900 Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies. Deadline: 12 November 2020. TT. FT. Job ad at Times Higher Education. Updates:

University of Colorado Boulder. Assistant Professor in Korean Literature and Culture. Deadlne: 3 October 2020. TT. FT. Job posting: Updates:

University of Oxford (UK:Oxon), Faculty of Oriental Studies. Departmental Lecturer. Modern Chinese Lit & Culture. Deadline: 27 July 2020. NTT (3 yrs). FT. Job ad on Updates:

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Colby College (USA: ME) Visiting Assistant Professor, with expertise in visual culture for the academic year 2021-2022 (one-year only, NTT) Applicants should have a Ph.D. in art history, history, East Asian languages and cultures, film studies, or other related field. Both the field of specialization and the country of focus (Japan, China, or Korea) are open. Review of applications begins 10 February, 2021. Job posting:

Centre College (USA: KY) Post-Doctoral Fellowship (specialization in one of the following areas: Indigenous traditions of Africa, the Americas, or Oceania; Caribbean or Afro-Caribbean traditions; or religions of East Asia, After the second year, there will be a possibility of renewal for one additional year and/or an invitation to apply for an anticipated tenure-track position in the program). Deadline: 10 February 2021. Job Ad on Interfolio

Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic). Researcher in Japanese Studies (20th century imperialism/empire, preferred). Deadline: 31 January 2021. NTT (2-year appointment, possibility for renewal). FT. Job posting: Updates:

Kalamazoo College (USA: MI). Assistant Professor of Chinese Language and Literature. TT. FT. Deadline: Review begins on Jan. 11, 2021.

Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA). Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Humanities with specialization in Ethnic Studies in the Department of Humanities and Politics. Deadline: Open until filled. NTT. FT.

University of Victoria (Canada: BC). Tenured Associate or Full Professor in Transcultural Japan. Deadline: January 4, 2021.

Word on the Street[edit | edit source]

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