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.


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

Auburn University (USA: AL). Assistant Professor of Japanese. Deadline: Review begins Nov 1. TT. FT. Job ad on ZipRecruiter. Updates: 

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

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:

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

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