Job Opening: Premodern East Asian Humanities, Assistant Professor

job opening - 5Institution:   University of Virginia
Location:   Virginia, United States
Position:   Assistant Professor, pre-modern East Asian Humanities

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences with 10,000 students and 750 faculty members is the largest of the University of Virginia’s 11 schools and is the institution’s intellectual core. Our mission is to equip our students with the ability and desire to make a difference in the world and inspire others to do the same. We aspire to be a leader in research and graduate education while maintaining our long-standing reputation for excellence in undergraduate education and exceptional teaching.

The College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, which is supported by the Andrew W Mellon Foundation. Candidates may be in any field of the humanities whose research addresses the connections between images and texts in any part of East Asia prior to the nineteenth century. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in cross-disciplinary approaches to research and teaching.

Expertise in digital humanities is preferred. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester (graduate and undergraduate) in various fields within the candidate’s areas of specialization, and provide service to the University and professional organizations. Candidates must also demonstrate strong potential to interact productively across traditional disciplinary boundaries.

The appointment start date will begin August 25, 2014. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in the relevant field by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.

To apply candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0612668 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship of approximately 60 pages (Attach to Writing Sample 1). Three letters of recommendation are required. Please have reference letter writers email letters directly to gch8r@virginia.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2013 and priority will be given to applications received by that date.

Please direct questions about the position to Gustav Heldt, Chair, East Asia Image-Text Search Committee,gch8r@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the online application process should be directed to:
Maggie Vanekeren
(434) 982-2665
mvb3q@virginia.edu

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The College of A&S and the University of Virginia welcome applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse, intellectual environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.

Contact:
Gustav Heldt, Chair, East Asia Image-Text Search Committee, gch8r@virginia.edu
Website: https://jobs.virginia.edu

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