Job Opening: East Asian History, San Jose State University

job opening - 5Institution :      San Jose State University, History
Location:          California, United States
Position:          Assistant Professor, East Asian History

East Asia.  San Jose State University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor whose research specialty is in modern Chinese or modern Japanese history.  Candidates should be able to teach the pre-modern and modern histories of both countries, undergraduate World History surveys, and topical courses in World History at the graduate level in their areas of expertise.  Ph.D. in History and teaching experience are required.  Faculty members are expected to contribute to shared governance through committee service and student advisement.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the advancement of the discipline through peer-reviewed scholarship and professional activities.  Candidates must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation.  San Jose State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning.  The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San Jose (pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center.  Part of the 23-campus CSU system, San Jose State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups.  The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students, and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.  For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 1, 2014 to

Dr. Libra Hilde, Search Committee Chair,
Job Opening ID 23075,
Department of History, One Washington Square,
San Jose, CA 95192-0117.

“SJSU is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity employer committed to the core values of inclusion, civility, and respect for each individual.”
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Paula lives in the vortex of graduate life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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