The Department of History at Knox College invites applications for a one-year replacement appointment at the rank of visiting assistant professor / instructor effective September 1, 2015, with specialization in the field of East Asian history, with a preference for Japan. PhD expected, but ABDs will be considered. Candidates should have experience in or commitment to working with diverse populations of students. Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in East Asian civilizations, intermediate courses in Japanese and Chinese history, and possibly a 300-level research course based upon the candidate’s area of expertise. Other teaching responsibilities will depend upon the candidate’s sub-specialties.
This position is part of the global approach to history that is a core principle of the department. It also makes a vital contribution to our commitment to interdisciplinary cooperation, allowing the department to maintain connections with other campus programs and departments, particularly the programs in Asian Studies and International Studies.
Knox College, established in 1837, is an independent, highly selective liberal arts institution with a diverse student body and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. In keeping with the college’s 178-year commitment to equal rights, Knox actively encourages women and members of other underrepresented groups to apply. Interested applicants should apply electronically by submitting a PDF of their letter of application, C.V., evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course evaluations, and two examples of syllabi to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should also have three letters of recommendation (or corresponding placement dossier) sent to the same address. Those unable to send electronic versions may send printed copies to:
East Asian History Search
Attn. Emre Sencer
2 East South St, K-108
Galesburg, IL 61401