POSITION: East Asian history, Colby College

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Colby College, History

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of East Asian History


Institution Type:  

College / University


Maine, United States


Tenure Track Faculty


The Department of History at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of East Asian History, within a global context beginning September 1, 2021.


The Department is a community of engaged teacher-scholars who teach a diverse array of courses from surveys to specialized seminars grounded in our research. We are searching for a teacher-scholar specialized in East Asian (China, Japan, or Korea) history, with a preferred focus on gender and sexuality or race. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic and engaged teacher and a dedicated scholar, committed to their research. Reflecting the Department’s own increasing focus on global history, the candidate’s research and teaching interests should speak to global contexts, positioning their research within comparative, transregional perspectives. The position is open to scholars of any historical period, with a preference for candidates who would be able to offer courses on both the early and modern eras. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach HI 276, Patterns and Processes in World History. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who will bring to the classroom experiences, identities, ideas, and ways of engaging that will resonate with the increasingly diverse student body at Colby and in the History Department. We are searching for candidates with great potential to be innovative, effective, and inclusive teachers of history at Colby, who may be willing to make use of resources made available by the Colby Museum of Art, Special Collections, and the Mule Works Innovation Lab. In evaluating this potential, we will give particular weight to candidates who have successfully designed and taught their own courses. PhD preferred, but ABD will be considered. The Colby History Department is committed to professional development and the future advancement of all its members.


Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a representative sample of current scholarship, e.g., reprints of recently published work, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching via Interfolio at the following link http://apply.interfolio.com/81137. Review of applications will begin on January 11 and will continue until the position is filled.


Questions about this search should be directed to: historysearch@colby.edu






Primary Category:

East Asian History / Studies

Secondary Categories:

History Education

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