Job Opening: Japanese History, Bowdoin College

job opening - 5Institution:   Bowdoin College, History and Asian Studies
Location:   Maine, United States
Position:   Visiting Assistant Professor, Japanese History

Bowdoin College invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in Japanese history, to serve as a joint appointment in the History Department and Asian Studies Program, beginning Fall 2014. Teaching load is two courses each semester.  Subfield open.  Candidate will be expected to teach classes and advise independent studies broadly in modern as well as premodern Japan.  Ph.D. preferred, but advanced ABDs will be considered.

A highly selective liberal arts college on the Maine coast with a diverse student body made up of 31% students of color, 5% international students and approximately 15% first generation college students, Bowdoin College is committed to equality and is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.  Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.    For further information about the college please visit our website:

Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions.  Please visit to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, syllabi of two proposed courses, and the names and contact information for three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation upon request.

Review of applications will begin March 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.


About Paula

Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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