Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor of Japanese History

job opening - 5Institution: Oberlin College
Location: Ohio, United States
Position: Visiting Assistant Professor

The East Asian Studies Program and the Department of History at Oberlin College invite applications for a full-time non-continuing faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences.  Appointment to this position will be for a term of two semesters, beginning fall semester of 2015-16 academic year and will carry the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor.

The incumbent will teach a total of five courses in the general area of Japanese history, including a two-semester introductory Japanese history survey and three other courses, comprising topical courses and seminars.  Ability to teach a course taking a Northeast Asia perspective is welcome.

Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. degree in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2015-16.  Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching.  Successful teaching experience at the college level is desirable.

For information on the Program in East Asian Studies, go to:; and for the History Department, go to:

Oberlin is a four-year, selective liberal arts college in northern Ohio that is also home to an outstanding Conservatory of Music. Together, the two divisions enroll approximately 2900 students. Oberlin College was founded in 1833. It was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission – traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Oberlin College has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, and excellent facilities and academic and technological resources. For more information, go to

Oberlin College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating an institutional environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, and gender identity and expression.

To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference* should be sent to David E. Kelley, Director, Program in East Asian Studies, Oberlin College, Peters Hall 316, 50 North Professor Street, Oberlin, OH 44074 by March 6, 2015.  Salary will depend on qualifications and experience.  *By providing these letters, you agree that we may contact your references.


About Paula

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