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ASIANetwork Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian Studies

The History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion department seeks to hire an ASIANetwork Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian Studies for a one-year term starting in August 2024. Supported by the ASIANetwork – Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Program, this position is half teaching and half research. The fellow will teach one course in the fall and two in the spring. The successful candidate will have expertise in Japan and the ability to teach comparatively about Asia. They will have demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students. Founded by abolitionists, Illinois College was the first college in Illinois to graduate students as well as host a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.
Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students. Currently our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential. Equally important is excellence in pedagogy and an openness to student-centered teaching approaches.

The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.

Position Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree earned from a North American university within the last three years (no earlier than Spring 2021) focused on Japan.
  • Applicants who are ABD will be considered as long as they have a scheduled completion date prior to August 15, 2024 verified by their graduate advisor.
  • Interest in teaching undergraduate students.
  • Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format:
  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body
  • Contact information for three references (please no letters of recommendation)

Submit completed applications through the Illinois College Human Resources portal: https://www.ic.edu/employment. Review of applications will begin on March 1 and continue until the position is filled. Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women.



ASIANetwork Luce Teaching Fellow

With the support of the ASIANetwork-Luce Teaching Fellow Program, the Austin College Department of East Asian Studies invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Teaching Fellowship in East Asian Studies. Candidates must have a PhD earned from a North American university within the past three years in hand before the position begins in August 2024, but ABD applicants may also be considered provided they can document a scheduled completion date prior to July 2024. The salary for this position is $42,000.

Field of study and methodological approach are open, but we are particularly interested in candidates capable of broadening Austin College’s extant strengths in Japanese history, politics, and culture with similar course offerings focused on China and/or the Koreas. Disciplinary training may be in anthropology, art history, literature and/or film, history, political science, or international relations. The successful candidate will combine a commitment to teaching excellence with a compelling research agenda. We welcome applicants interested in developing interdisciplinary pedagogies and are particularly seeking those who can teach comparatively across geographic regions of Asia. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2024.

Austin College is a leading national private liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name. Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, preprofessional training, and leadership studies, the College provides an academically challenging and lively community of students, staff, and faculty committed to intellectual growth through individual and collaborative endeavors. Austin College (AC) is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book, Colleges That Change Lives.

Candidates should send the following:

• letter of application
• CV
• copies of graduate transcripts (unofficial are sufficient for the application),
• statement of teaching philosophy, no more than one page
• three letters of reference
• two sample course syllabi
• statement of research interests, no more than one page
• a diversity and inclusion statement (which must indicate the ways candidates address diversity in their teaching, scholarship, and/or service), no more than one page

Please combine materials into one PDF document and email it to EASSearch@austincollege.edu.

Three references should send recommendation letters directly to the aforementioned email address with the candidate’s name in the subject line. For full consideration, applications must be received by February 1, 2024. Initial video conference interviews will occur mid-February and on-campus interviews in early March.

Austin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer that serves a diverse student body and is committed to the same in the hiring process. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer.