Job Opening: Lecturer in Japanese History at UW Seattle

job opening - 5(cross-posted from PMJS)

Institution: University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Position:  Full- or Part-Time Lecturer in Japanese History (1- or 2-year appointment from September 16, 2015 to June 15, 2016 or June 15, 2017)

Job Description:

The Department of History and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies seek a full- or part-time lecturer to teach six (if full-time) or four (if part-time) courses, including a large lower-level lecture course in Japanese civilization, and one upper-level lecture course on the history of modern Japan (from the late Tokugawa period to the present). Other possibilities include four (if full-time) or two (if part-time) other undergraduate courses such as an upper-level lecture course on pre-modern Japan and some seminars.  If candidates are able to teach a Korean history course as part of their load, that would be a positive but secondary consideration.


Candidates are expected to possess: a Ph.D. in Japanese history, and experience teaching history to undergraduates as an instructor or teaching assistant.  Candidates with an ongoing research agenda and scholarly publications are preferred.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by April 15, 2015.

To Apply:

Please send to the below address:
*a cover letter that describes your teaching interests and experience, and academic preparation, and, if they exist, publications;
*a curriculum vitae;
*syllabi for courses in Japanese civilization, history of modern Japan, and any other courses the candidate has taught in Japanese or Korean history.
*Three letters of recommendation

Japanese History Lecturer Search Committee
Department of History
Smith 315
University of Washington
Campus Box 353560
Seattle, WA  98195-3560

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Department of History at: (206).543.6224 or


About Travis

I am an aspiring scholar of Japanese & Luchuan history with a particular interest in cultural history & the arts, from the traditional to the contemporary, the elite to the popular.
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