Job Opening: East Asian history, Winona State University

job opening - 5Institution:  Winona State University, History
Location:     Minnesota, United States
Position:     Assistant Professor

We welcome applications from candidates focusing on any period in Chinese, Japanese, Korean and East Asian History.

Teaching is at the heart of what we do at WSU, and the position includes a 12 credits (4 classes) per semester teaching load.  We are looking for faculty to teach dynamic survey courses in Modern World and East Asian history, as well as upper division classes in their area of specialization.  Candidates will also have the opportunity to lead the department’s historical methods and senior seminar courses and should have a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness.

The History Department at WSU believes that our strength as scholars directly contributes to our pedagogy as teachers.  We, therefore, seek candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to ongoing scholarly research in areas of East Asian History as well as a commitment to service to the liberal arts, and the University community.

Candidates may have the opportunity to teach in a variety of different formats, including study abroad and travel study programs, traditional face-to-face classes at Winona and Rochester campuses, as well as online, hybrid or distance learning classes.

Contact:Minimum Qualification(s):
• Ph.D. in East Asian history or East Asian studies by date of hire.
• Substantive coursework and dissertation in East Asian history.

Preferred Qualification(s):
Preference will be given to those candidates whose thematic interests complement the department’s existing strengths, those with additional teaching or research fields in Asia and the World, Environmental History or Legal Studies.

The department also has a preference for candidates that would contribute to the university’s many interdisciplinary programs, such as Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Education, Global Studies or our emerging Ethnic Studies program.

Preferred candidates will also have interest in study abroad programs or other experiences living in China, Japan or Korea

The department also has a preference for candidates that demonstrated a commitment to student mentoring and development and those with plans to contributing to university life.

WSU has an increasingly diverse community of learners and we are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. We especially encourage applicants that will support this mission and all applicants should demonstrate a knowledge of and interest in diverse cultures and populations.



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