Job Opening: East Asian History, University of Minnesota, Morris

job opening - 5Institution:       University of Minnesota – Morris, History
Location:          Minnesota, United States
Position:           Assistant or Associate Professor in East Asian History (Tenure Track)

The University of Minnesota, Morris has an opening for a Tenure-Track position in East Asian History starting August 15, 2016. Open to Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (commensurate with experience) level. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to East Asian history, Modern China, an introductory course in World History, plus choice of electives. Teaching interest in South or Southeast Asia also welcome. Teaching load is five courses per year (20 credits), and evidence of teaching excellence is necessary. Ph.D. must be in hand by start date (initial appointment as Instructor). Other position responsibilities include advising undergraduates, maintaining an active research program, and providing service to the campus. An understanding of teaching at a residential, undergraduate liberal arts college is desired.

The University of Minnesota, Morris (UMM) is an undergraduate-focused residential public liberal arts college serving about 1900 students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, the Morris campus is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris.  Morris is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, Fiske Guide to Colleges, Princeton Review, Kiplingers Personal Finance, and Washington Monthly.  The student body is talented, diverse and engaged.  The Morris student body is the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 26% students of color (of which 17.2% are American Indian students) and 10% international students.

To learn more about the University of Minnesota, Morris visit our website at  To learn more about the History Discipline visit:

Please apply electronically through the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at: (attaching only your CV).  Choose Job ID #305058, click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  Please send your Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, graduate transcript, evidence of teaching potential and two letters of recommendation electronically to Sharon Severance at  If you have difficulty negotiating the electronic process, please contact Sharon Severance, 320.589.6201 or

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15 and will continue until the position is filled; however only applications received by November 15 will receive full consideration.  For other communications contact Search Committee Chair, Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane at: or 320-589-6186; fax 320-589-6117.

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.  We are committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.  To request disability accommodations, please contact Sarah Mattson at 320-589-6021.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment background check.  Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here.  Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Contact:           Application contact:  Sharon Severance at  or 320-589-6201. For other communications contact Search Committee Chair, Jennifer Kolpacoff Deane at:  or 320-589-6186; fax 320-589-6117.




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