Position, Assistant Professor in Asian History, Augustana College

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Augustana College - Department of History

Assistant Professor in Asian History

Institution Type:    College / University
Location:    Illinois, United States
Position:    Assistant Professor

History - Augustana College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Asian History to begin in the 2015-2016 academic year. Primary teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-level history courses in the area of the candidate’s expertise, and the ability to develop interdisciplinary courses for Augustana’s innovative first-year liberal studies program.  The department seeks candidates with dynamic teaching strategies and an interest in developing classroom pedagogies that foster historical thinking.  A strong candidate will demonstrate a desire to teach, mentor, and advise undergraduate students in a liberal arts setting. Geographic area of expertise is flexible, but candidates with the ability to teach East Asian and World History will be preferred. The position would also anchor the Asian Studies program, which currently offers both a major and minor; candidates can anticipate coordinating study abroad programs, leading Augustana students on study abroad terms in Asia, and working closely with the interdisciplinary Asian Studies program. Accordingly, applicants must be fluent in at least one Asian language and able to negotiate with academics and officials abroad. Our department regards faculty scholarship as crucial to engaged teaching, and the college offers support for faculty development and research in the form of workshop opportunities, research grants, travel support, pre-tenure paid leave, and post-tenure sabbaticals. We seek a candidate with publications or strong potential to publish in the area of expertise and/or in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Service to the college and the department is also expected. A Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment is expected. The college is on a trimester calendar with a typical load of 7 courses, with a one-course reduction the first year.

Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois is one of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents.  Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.  Details about Augustana, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process and the Quad Cities all are available at the Faculty Search website: http://www.augustanafaculty.org/. 

To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi, sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation to: Search #105-15 Asian History,  C/O Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL  61201 or submit materials via email to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu .  Interviewing of candidates will begin at the January, 2014 American Historical Association meeting in New York City.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Jane Simonsen, Chair of the History Department, at janesimonsen@augustana.edu.

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To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a copy of graduate transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi, sample of scholarly writing, and three letters of recommendation to: Search #105-15 Asian History,  C/O Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL  61201 or submit materials via email to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu .  Interviewing of candidates will begin at the January, 2014 American Historical Association meeting in New York City.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.  Questions may be directed to Jane Simonsen, Chair of the History Department, at janesimonsen@augustana.edu.


Website:  http://www.augustanafaculty.org/
Primary Category:  Asian History / Studies
Secondary Categories:  None
Posting Date:  09/29/2014
Closing Date  12/28/2014