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Asian History Postdocs

Berkeley

  • hearsay offered, and accepted
  • rejection email received, 3/12 x2

Harvard

Stanford

  • rejection email (3/11)

USC

  • offered (3/19)

Yale

  • Anyone know when to expect notice?
  • They're making some calls now
  • hearsay offer out for Japan

Asian History

  • Colby-Sawyer College
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • 12/22 rejection letter received (x2)
  • AHA Interview Request 12/24 (just one day later and it would be a Christmas miracle)
  • Georgian Court University (NJ)
  • Modern Asia position
  • phone interview request 12/10 (e-mail)
  • Phone interview on 12/18 then no response
  • King's College (PA)
  • Application Deadline November 15
  • AHA Interview Request 12/5 (e-mail)
  • Invited for on-campus interview 01/08 (e-mail)
  • University of Miami
  • more material requested
  • When were you asked to send more materials?
  • approx. 5 November
  • and when did you submit your application?
  • approx 22 Oct.
  • More materials requested (12/3)
  • Anyone hear anything more by now (12/16)?
  • AHA interview scheduled
  • AHA interviews cancelled; hiring freeze in effect (under appeal) (12/23)
  • Apparently hiring freeze was lifted, rejection letter received today stating 90 applications for position, job offered to "scholar of China"
  • Miami University
  • Asian/Asian American Studies positions
  • Nearly 300 applications
  • rejection e-mail received (01/06)x2
  • rejection email received (1/9)
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Application Deadline Nov.1
  • AHA Interview Request 12/4 (e-mail) x 2
  • Any news?
  • application deadline is 10 November
  • Preliminary short list of 6 from 12 selected, alternates also notified of possible consideration
  • I did the phone interview, alas I was rejected by email on 1/22, did not make the cut of the three finalists
  • Offered and accepted (via final rejection email)
  • Oklahoma State University
  • AHA interview request (Nov. 26) x2
  • campus visit scheduled, 1/21
  • any updates?
  • Hearsay offer made
  • Otterbein College
  • AHA interview request (12/9) x2
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/15)
  • any truth to the rumor that there is an inside candidate?
  • well, there is a VAP in their department, from NYU, who does Japanese history.
  • University of Texas-Pan American
  • 12/17 Phone interview scheduled
  • Campus invite (rumored)
  • Saint Bonaventure
  • 11/25 AHA interview request
  • Campus visit scheduled for mid-Feb
  • Campus visits x3 completed
  • Did any of the finalists hear anything yet?
  • Hel--lo??
  • Offer made and accepted, 3/9/09
  • Saint Mary’s College
  • Another late add--has anyone heard anything since AHA? (2/02)
  • I contacted the committee after hearing nothing and they notified me that campus visits have already taken place. (2/8)
  • application deadline is 1 Dec 2008
  • assistant professor of history should earn at least $49,000 annually
  • committee will be meeting this week (e-mail 12/9)
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/11) x2
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/08)
  • University of South Florida
  • 12/1 AHA interview request x2
  • 12/8 rejection letter (dated 12/3)x3
  • 1/9 Campus visit scheduled
  • 2/5 offer made
  • University of Toledo
  • application deadline December 1
  • Phone interview scheduled (1/26)
  • Rejection letter received (early Feb)
  • Campus invites made
  • any updates?
  • Still no news on this position?
  • University of Toronto
  • "Asian Modernities" position
  • October 15 deadline
  • campus interview/job talk scheduled mid-Nov (senior hire)
  • the above comment about senior hire is untrue
  • can you clarify? a tenured associate professor interviewed for the position two weeks ago
  • 140+ applications received
  • campus interview scheduled for Dec (junior hire)
  • campus interviews completed
  • Position offered and accepted.
  • So what kind of "Asian Modernities" were they looking for?
  • I heard that it's offered to an anthropologist focusing on 20th-century China.
  • University of Wisconsin Whitewater
  • 12/8 AHA interview request x5
  • any word yet on campus visits?
  • Nary a peep
  • rumors that campus invites extended
  • Whitworth University
  • Application Deadline October 15
  • Interviewed twice (Nov 18 & Nov 26, phone)
  • AHA interview scheduled (Nov. 28) x2

Chinese History

  • University of Arkansas, Little Rock
  • 21 Nov. AHA interview request x4
  • Any news on campus interviews?
  • Rejection notice by e-mail (first contact since AHA Conference) - the search is "completed"
  • My rejection email said they had selected "another candidate to fill this position"
  • University of British Columbia
  • application deadline October 30
  • AHA interview request (Nov 19)
  • Are you working on the Qing period?
  • Sorta.
  • any one else? Should I now give it a pass?
  • hearsay only, but I understand they've contacted an intellectual / cultural historian who does Song-Ming (a pretty productive guy, although still junior level). maybe we should move questions like this to the discussion / rumor page?
  • any updates? it's almost AHA time...
  • none of my friends working on the Song-Ming period has heard anything. They are all from one of the best schools in the field. x3
  • They are definitely holding interviews at the AHA.
  • Any pre-Qing people who landed AHA interviews?
  • Yes
  • I can actually count the number of recent graduates and ABDs working on the period from the Song through the Ming. Maybe they are looking for advanced assistant professor, if not associate. In that case, two people come to my mind. One now in GA and the other used to be in ME.
  • Don't forget about the advanced assistant Song guy in MI. The one in GA will be tenured next year.
  • It seems that they're looking primarily at the assistant prof level, so ABDs who didn't land an interview for the position shouldn't feel discouraged.
  • Any updates from AHA?
  • Campus interview request (1/19)
  • Anyone receive a rejection letter yet?
  • Offer made and accepted (Feb 25)
  • By whom? Congratulations from a rejectee.
  • Bozeman?
  • Bowdoin College
  • application deadline is 30 Oct 2008
  • Anyone heard anything from Bowdoin College yet?
  • Just a note about receipt of application x2
  • any more news?
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/17)x3
  • post-AHA interview more information, writing requested
  • any one else?
  • At AHA they said they would be getting back very quickly; actually this is the last school I haven't heard from
  • Clearly an experiment in psychological torture.
  • Campus interviews scheduled. (01/21)
  • rejection confirmed by SC chair (o1/22, email) good luck to the invitees.
  • anyone received an offer yet?
  • campus visits just concluded.
  • any news?
  • Offer made
  • still under consideration or accepted?
  • Accepted
  • application deadline is 15 Oct 2008
  • campus interview/job talk scheduled early December (senior hire)
  • 4 finalists, all senior, campus visits completed
  • heard inside rumors that the position may be in jeopardy due to budgetary reasons
  • rejection email received (12/23) x2
  • Whatever happened with this hire?
  • Colorado
  • Phone interview completed
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • So have campus interviews already been scheduled?
  • Yes, at least one already scheduled
  • Any word on the outcome of this search?
  • Not all campus visits have concluded yet (11/26)
  • Offer has been made, letter not yet sent (12/19)
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • requested more materials, November 4
  • deadline November 1
  • more materials requested (November 20)
  • AHA interview scheduled x3
  • 12/8 AHA interview scheduled (much later than the above)
  • interesting. more materials request on 11/4 and then 11/20. interview requests around 11/25 and then 12/8... When were you asked to submit more materials, may I ask?
    • 11/20 material request for 12/8 interview request
  • rumors? heard half the interviews were just on harvard people
  • they interviewed 12. 5 were either recent graduates or ABDs of harvard. so, technically, not half.
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/07x2, email)
  • 1/13 post AHA interview rejection received by email -- good luck to those who remain x3 (actually it was a "candidacy de-selection" email, in one of the best euphemisms I've seen during this job season x2)
  • 6 finalists, including two of the biggest names in the field
  • I heard the ghost of John K. Fairbank made the short list.
  • That's Daphon Ho, but they look kind of similar.
  • HvdV and WR are the big names on the list they've circulated, but there are a couple off-list people too, no?
  • my goodness. even WR!
  • Pardon my ignorance, but who is WR??
  • WR in JHU and HvdV in Cambridge
  • stop pussyfooting around Batman, it's Bill Rowe and Hans van d. Ven
    • Vietnam has made you reckless, Robin, but keep it coming -- this page needs more spice.
    • That was a quotation from Catwoman, not Robin, ....and what's this about Vietnam? All is quiet and peaceful there.
  • Any news on this search?
  • Rumor is that they want Cook and Tackett
  • Two Zelin students? A banner day for Maddy Z...
  • One is RPH's student.
  • Cook and Tackett sounds like an sweet cop buddy team, almost as good as Tango and Cash
  • Both of them are at Stanford now.
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • request for materials
  • phone interview scheduled x3
  • campus visit scheduled 12/5 x3
  • Are the campus visits completed?
  • They have a very congenial dept. and a great chair.
  • Any word on offers?
  • Chair is nice. Department is OK.
  • Offer has been made
  • Congratulations!
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • application deadline October 30
  • 12/11 any news or rumors?
  • 12/12 AHA interview scheduled x3
  • 1/22 campus visit scheduled (phone)
  • Rejection letter (I interviewed at AHA)
  • Campus visits were Ivy-heavy
  • Other than Ivies and a couple UCs how many programs are there?
  • More than you think. I received my degree from DeVry.
  • Furman University
  • application deadline December 1
  • 12/13 AHA interview scheduled
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • Rejection mail from the SC chair(dated 1/09)
  • Any updates?
  • They wrote to ask if I was still interested around 2/1
  • I did a second "preliminary" interview on the telephone today (2/12) after having met them at AHA.
  • Looks like they want another round of campus interviews
  • campus interview scheduled (second round)
  • Did anyone from the first round get (and refuse) an offer?
  • Offer made
  • Iowa
  • deadline 1 October
  • more materials requested
  • Nov 17, campus interview scheduled
  • campus visits completed
  • Any news on outcome of search?
  • Two offers made; both rejected. A fantastic department, but bad luck.
  • So they will not bother with a third candidate? I would think they would think they would want to get the hire while the line was open, unless the administration would refuse a #3 choice
  • This is a great department indeed. Very collegial, fantastic scholars. It's sheerly bad luck. It's said that they will reopen the search next year.
  • So whom did they invite -- only people who already have TT jobs?
  • I would be interested to find out, not many scholars fresh out of grad school would turn down this job
  • One junior TT, one postdoc with a competing offer.
  • University of Kentucky
  • more materials requested x2
  • AHA interview scheduled, 12/3
  • Anyone heard anything yet?
  • They said at the AHA it would take them more time than most, but Japan search seems to have just been notified.
  • Campus visit scheduled (me, rejected) 1/18
  • Anyone hear anything about this search?
  • Hearsay offer made
  • Is the offer accepted?
  • Accepted
  • McMaster (Canada)
  • deadline 1 October
  • Campus visit concluded
  • Anyone knows the outcome of this search?
  • Yes. Negotiating!
  • Congrats!
  • Middlebury College
  • deadline December 1
  • Has anyone heard further from them (12/16)?
  • 12/17 AHA interview scheduled x2
  • 1/6 Campus visit arranged x2
  • News of an offer made? All the candidates have been through.
  • offer made and accepted
  • congratulations to you! blue shirts are the best fashion statement.
  • application deadline is 15 Oct 2008
  • November 04: Request for more materials, request to schedule prelim interview at AHA
  • AHA interview scheduled
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/06)
  • Congratulations! May I ask what time period you do?
  • Post AHA interview rejection letter received (1/17) good luck to those who remain.
  • were you notified by email or snail mail?
  • snail. letter said they've already arranged for the campus visits with the candidates they're interested in.
  • alas. i guess its better than leaving candidates to guess. congrats on being selected for an AHA interview, anyhow.
  • Any news? (1/30)
  • Hearsay offer has been made (2/5) and refused x2
  • Penn State
  • search canceled
  • Can anybody confirm this?
  • Yes, received form email 22 October from Search Chair after submitting my application, which stated search has been postponed until next year. x2
  • Princeton (Contemporary Chinese Studies post in EAS)
  • deadline December 1
  • Campus visits scheduled for late January
  • offer extended to anthropologist who already had tt job elsewhere (Feb)
  • University of Rochester
  • deadline December 1
  • 12/3 AHA interview request
  • 1/13 rejection email received x2
  • Were either of you interviewed at AHA? Or is this for the people who weren't interviewed there?
  • sorry, should have clarified. i received a rejection email but was *not* interviewed at the AHA. good luck!
  • campus visit scheduled (1/16)
  • heard from dean & SCC of another search that entire China cluster may not get funded (university facing serious budget problems)
  • Rejection letter stated that offer was made to candidate #1, who turned them down. Request to move to candidate #2 denied by administration due to budgetary reasons. As with above comment, entire China cluster cluster-fu@ked.
  • Tulane University
  • deadline Nov 15
  • requested more materials, November 15 x3
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/14 x3
  • Curious to know what people thought about AHA interviews?
  • Nothing out of the ordinary in my interview--what happened during yours?
  • Went well...tough but good questions
  • Has anyone heard about campus visits? (1/9)
  • Budget problems, unlikely they will bring candidates to campus
  • May I ask how you know this, are you their current VAP?
  • Or did you hear from SC post-AHA, thx!!
  • Ok we'll take it as the scoop from the VAP
  • My explanation had been deleted, so I will not bother explaining again how I found out. In any case, forget it, as the search is back on
  • I see that they have invited candidates to campus for the Latin American history position; has anyone heard about the Chinese history position?
  • I (not yet been involved in the discussion) would like to know, too. What do you mean with "the search is back on"?
  • SC had said the hire was in doubt, but then extended campus invite
  • Congrats! May I ask when you heard from the SC?
  • around 1/20
  • They are inviting 2 people to campus so... it's over for the rest of us, thanks for the info.
  • Well at least we have closure now.
  • Has an offer been made?
  • Hello...?
  • Oh please any info would be greatly welcomed by the rest o' us.
  • Campus visits just finished, no word on any offers
  • New Orleans is a unique and richly diverse cultural center, home to spectacular musical and culinary scenes.
  • Their entire socio-political structure is bent on keeping the negroes down. Come the revolution, the self-satisfied professors will be among the first up against the wall.
  • So! Who's the lucky gal or guy who got this job?
  • Their VAP is now the AP.
  • Washington University-St. Louis
  • deadline Nov 1
  • I saw someone posted today that they had an interview scheduled, but then it was deleted -- any explanation?
  • It was not I, but I understand that interviews are already scheduled at the anthropologists' meeting.
  • aaa interviews scheduled, but I don't know if they will schedule aha interviews, since this is a joint appt in either anthro or history
  • Joint appointment with anthropology or history, historians requested writing samples Nov. 19 x2
  • anyone know how this is going to work? Looks like separate search is going on with anthro and history. But there is only one position! who is going to decide eventually?
  • 12/10 AHA interview scheduled x2
  • 1/08 campus visit scheduled (via email)x2
  • So who won out, the anthropologists or the historians?
  • In the end, both
  • Search failed? Can anyone confirm?
  • received an email today saying search had concluded without hire, will re-open but likely not next year
  • Not a total failure -- the search expanded into two lines; the historian declined, but the anthropologist accepted.
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • deadline 30 OCT 2008
  • requested more materials, Nov 17 x3
  • They were supposed to notify about AHA interviews today, 12/8 -- anyone hear?
  • AHA interview scheduled 12/9 x2
  • 1/15 campus visit request (phone)
  • Any news or updates on this search?
  • Visits just concluded (2/19)
  • Heard vague rumors of an offer

East Asian History

I'm on the market this year: 5 I'm just lurking:

  • applications accepted immediately
  • anyone hear anything?
  • I applied in late October, and haven't heard a thing x7
  • Hm, I wonder if this means that they went with an associate professor. I think they advertised as assistant or assoc. prof. wanted.
  • contacted by committee, so it seems to be a go.
  • may i ask when?
  • last week
  • congratulations. can I ask if you are an assistant or associate level?
  • AHA interview scheduled x2 (both assistant)
  • Rejection confirmed by SC chair (12/12)
  • 12/16 rejection email x7
  • nice that they bothered to send a personalized rejection email!
  • more like a form email, most unprofessional search I've seen
  • any rejection notice this early is a rare courtesy x2
  • so many rejections...so, whom DO they want?
  • campus visit scheduled (1/08)
  • offer made, not accept yet
  • this board is so interesting.
  • give people a break! Not everyone is a native.
  • good point.
  • Cal State Chico
  • Just adding this one, has anyone heard back following phone interviews? (1/31)
  • oh, they already did phone interview...
  • I also did the phone interview, but they said there probably wouldn't be any news until late Jan. or early Feb. - so campus invites should be extended shortly.
  • They did send me their department newsletter today (2/02)
  • campus interviews conducted
  • any news on offer?
  • rejection email received 3/19, position filled
  • Colby College
  • application deadline is 1 DEC 2008
  • They did a VAP search in this area in the Spring, is that person now an internal candidate for the T-T post?
  • notification of receipt of application (x4)
  • AHA interview request (12/15)
  • Campus visit scheduled, me rejected (1/07, email)
  • Any news yet?
  • Rumor that offer was extended but not yet accepted (2/23)--ACCEPTED 2/25
  • Congrats. May I ask which period you work in?
  • offered to her not to me, so ask her
  • Eastern Connecticut State University
  • deadline November 1
  • phone interview scheduled
  • May I ask when?
  • contacted by committee 12/9
  • job turned into VAP position due to budget cuts
  • Marietta College (OH)
  • rejection letter 2/28 (dated 2/25) the letter said that offer had been accepted.


  • Missouri State University
  • search suspended (12/18 email from SC chair)
  • Nebraska Wesleyan
  • 12/1 AHA interview scheduled x3
  • 12/3 AHA interview request (e-mail)
  • campus interview scheduled (me, rejected)
  • campus interviews completed, possibly more to come
  • Ohio University
  • 12/6 Hiring freeze announced (email)
  • Providence College
  • AHA Interview Scheduled (12/4)
  • Campus visit scheduled (1/12)
  • campus interviews completed
  • offer made (not to me) and under consideration
  • Rutgers University
  • deadline November 21
  • 12/3 AHA Interview request x3
  • Rejection notice received (12/4)
  • Anyone know if they have an inside candidate?
  • Heard they have two
    • At least one former Rutgers undergrad who taught there previously, and is now in Florida. Hu does early China.
  • Campus visit scheduled 1/6 x2
  • Campus visits concluded
  • offer made 2/4
  • Congrats! May I ask which period you work on?
  • Song-Yuan.
  • is this chapter closed? has anyone received a formal rejection letter?
  • offer accepted.
  • Siena College
  • No feedback at all; anyone know about this search?
  • search suspended (mail from SC chair, dated Dec. 17)
  • thx for this info; I never heard anything, not even to say they "rec'd app"
  • Skidmore (replacement)
  • 12/3 AHA interview scheduled x 2
  • They will hire a tenure-track professor next year
  • Susquehanna University
  • No feedback at all; anyone know about this search?
  • met someone in NY who had an AHA interview with them
  • Wells College
  • 12/16 interview request, to be conducted by phone in January x2
  • plus an offer for an 'informal' chance to convince over coffee at AHA
  • phone interviews scheduled early February
  • Campus interviews scheduled
  • application deadline 3 November 2008
  • Phone Interview set up.
  • Campus interview scheduled
  • Rejection letter (2/13)x2
  • search completed
  • Do you mean "offer has been made"?
  • offer made and accepted (not to me, but to a friend)
  • Did the SC contact the two not selected yet?
  • Yes, I was a finalist, rejected via email
  • Whitman College
  • Visiting Assistant Professor Position
  • AHA Interview Request (12/20, e-mail)

Japanese History

I'm on the market this year: 1 I'm just lurking:

  • application deadline is 15 November 2008
  • AHA Interview 12/10
  • contacted by phone or email?
  • contacted by email
  • Rejection email (after AHA interview) 1/8
  • Rejection email, noting that candidate has been selected 1/16
  • application deadline is 1 Nov 2008
  • AHA interviews scheduled, associate professors being considered
  • Why senior hires?
  • This search is weird. They reposted the search ad recently and changed the position level from assistant to assistant or associate.
  • They expanded the position when they only received a handful of applications.
  • I note than someone deleted the comment on how Furman "screwed over their last Japan hire." While not tactful, let's keep things up and rebut rather than censor.
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/5)
  • application deadline is 5 November 2008
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/5)x 3
  • Campus interview scheduled (1/6)
  • Post AHA interview rejection letter received
  • Position offered and accepted
  • Since the position has been accepted are we allowed to ask who the lucky winner is?
  • application deadline is 14 Oct 2008
  • average salary for assistant professors in 2007-2008 was $72,300
  • assistant professor of history should earn at least $60,824 annually
  • student/faculty ratio - 16:1
  • median SAT score: 1125 to 1170
  • Phone interviews conducted (10/24)
  • Phone interviews conducted (10/23)
  • job talk scheduled (mid Nov)
  • When and how were you contacted?
  • I heard the position has been offered (12/6)
  • Rejection e-mail indicating position offered (1/21)
  • application deadline is 15 October 2008
  • More materials requested (10/6)x2 (then never heard anything after this)
  • Campus interviews scheduled
  • Search suspended??
  • Apparently yes -- official letter received 1/15
  • application deadline is 15 October 2008
  • More materials requested (11/5)
  • More materials requested (11/5)
  • AHA Interview scheduled (12/1)
  • Campus interview scheduled (1/16)
  • Offer made and accepted
  • application deadline is 3 November 2008
  • Search cancelled due to budget constraints (11/22)
  • Application deadline Dec 1 2008
  • AHA interview scheduled (12/15) x2
  • More materials requested (1/6) x2
  • Any word since?
  • No word since request on 1/6
  • Campus visit scheduled 2/3
  • Application deadline Nov 3 2008
  • AHA Interview 12/12 x2
  • Any word after AHA interviews?

Korean History

  • application deadline is 5 November 2008
  • application deadline is 1 November 2008
  • more materials requested (11/6)
  • any news?
  • Three job talks scheduled (01/12)
  • George Washington University
  • application deadline is 1 November 2008

South Asia History

  • application deadline is 15 Oct 2008
  • application deadline is 15 Oct 2008
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
  • Application deadline on 1 Dec. 2008
  • Requested more materials on 8 Dec. 2008
UPDATE???

Southeast Asian History

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