Rice University, Chao Center for Asian Studies
T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies, endowed associate or full professorship
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Texas, United States|
|Position:||Associate Professor, Full Professor|
Position: Endowed associate or full professorship with tenure in the T.T. and W.F. Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Appointment begins July 1, 2018. The online application deadline is October 2, 2017; applications received after this deadline may be considered if circumstances warrant.
Responsibilities: (1) Participate as an integral and active member of the Chao Center (see our website at http://chaocenter.rice.edu/) in teaching, research, journal publication, mentoring, and various collaborative activities; (2) provide intellectual leadership in the Center’s Transnational Asia Research Initiative (TARI); (3) play an instrumental role in the anticipated MA program; and (4) serve as the Chao Center Director at some point after the initial appointment. The expected teaching load is two courses per semester.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in a social sciences or humanities discipline including, but not limited to, anthropology, Asian studies, cinema studies, history, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology with a specialization in one or more areas of East Asia, South Asia, or Southeast Asia; and a demonstrated expertise in transnational circulations (e.g., the movement of peoples, products, ideas, values, beliefs, images, technologies, etc. within and/or beyond Asia). Proficiency in one or more vernacular Asian language(s) is expected. We seek a person with an excellent record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service that would justify a chaired associate/full professorship with tenure.
Application: The deadline to submit applications is Monday, October 2, 2017. The following documents are required:
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Names and contact information for three to five references – Letters of recommendation will be requested only for short-listed candidates.
Applications are accepted only through Rice University’s electronic system, and complete instructions are available at https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/search.
About the University:
Rice University has been designated one of the top 65 universities in the world (http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/world-university-rankings/2013-14/world-ranking). Its endowment ranks among the top ten of all American universities, and its small size (c. 3,900 undergraduates; c. 2,500 graduate students) encourages a great deal of personal interaction between students and professors (our student-faculty ratio is 6: 1, and our mean undergraduate class size is 14). We have students from all 50 states and from more than eighty countries, and many of them participate in cutting-edge research guided by world-class faculty in the humanities, social sciences, engineering, and natural sciences. Rice also has a major public policy organization, the James A. Baker Institute for Public Policy, and several highly regarded professional programs, including the schools of architecture, music, and business. Rice University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Specific questions may be sent to the chair of the search, Sonia Ryang, T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian Studies and the Director, the Chao Center for Asian Studies at email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies