Job Opening: Modern Japanese History, University of Washington

job opening - 5Institution:        University of Washington – Seattle, Jackson School of International Studies
Location:         Washington, United States
Position:          Modern Japanese History, Open Rank, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the Department of History at the University of Washington (UW) invite applications for an open rank, tenure stream position in modern Japanese history to begin September 2016.  This position will be split 50%/50% between the Jackson School of International Studies (JSIS) and the Department of History.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching both in JSIS and in History, offering large survey courses, including a survey of modern or postwar Japanese history, as well as more advanced courses; conduct independent research; and contribute to the University’s distinguished and diverse programs in undergraduate and graduate studies.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the mission of both JSIS and History.  JSIS is an interdisciplinary department that houses many of the UW’s area studies programs. Applications by scholars with research and teaching interests that include political history or international history as it relates to Japan are especially encouraged to apply. All UW faculty members are expected to engage in teaching, research, and service.  Candidates should have a completed Ph.D. or foreign equivalent by the date of appointment.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by November 15, 2015.  Applicants should submit the following:

– Cover letter describing research and teaching interests
– CV
– Examples of your work on modern Japanese history
– Course syllabi
– Three letters of recommendation

Materials should be submitted to:  apply.interfolio.com/32097

Any questions about application procedures may be addressed to the Jackson School of International Studies at jsisempl@uw.edu.

The University of Washington is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. A recipient of the 2006 Alfred P. Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility, the University of Washington is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty.

Contact:           Any questions about application procedures may be addressed to the Jackson School of International Studies at jsisempl@uw.edu .

Website:           http://jsis.washington.edu/

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