Job Opening: Japanese history, Assistant Professor

job opening - 5Institution:       Bowdoin College, Department of History and Asian Studies
Location:          Maine, United States
Position:          Tenure Track Faculty. Assistant Professor specializing in Japanese History

Bowdoin College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level specializing in any sub-field and time period of Japanese history. This will be a joint appointment in both the History Department and Asian Studies Program and will begin Fall 2015. The successful applicant will teach two courses each semester, including offerings in both pre-modern and modern Japanese history. Ph.D. in hand by date of appointment 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 diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural, socio-economic, and ethnic diversity of our college. Bowdoin College does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, color, religion, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability status in employment, or in our education programs.

Bowdoin College offers strong support for faculty research and teaching. We recognize that recruiting and retaining faculty may involve considerations of spouses and domestic partners. To that end, where possible, the College will attempt to accommodate and respond creatively to the needs of spouses and partners of members of the faculty.

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Bowdoin College accepts only electronic submissions. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, a concise teaching portfolio, and the names of three references who have agreed to provide letters of recommendation.

To apply online, of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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About Paula

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