Job Opening: East Asian history, Gallaudet University

job opening - 5Institution:       Gallaudet University, History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology
Location:          District of Columbia, United States
Position:          Assistant Professor, East Asia, South Asia, or Middle East History

Department of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology

Tenure-Track Position in History, Gallaudet University, College of Arts & Sciences

General Information:  The History Program in the Department of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position to teach undergraduate courses in History.  Specific fields of specialization matching current program needs will be considered, as specified below under “Requirements.”  The initial appointment will begin on August 16, 2016.  Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL) is desirable, but not required.  However, applicants who do not know ASL must be willing to learn, and eventually must satisfy the language requirements specified in the university’s Faculty Guidelines.  Candidates must demonstrate potential for competence in teaching and scholarship, and be willing to accept service responsibilities.  Rank and salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Gallaudet University serves deaf and hard of hearing students from many different backgrounds and seeks to develop a work force that reflects the diversity of its student body.  Gallaudet is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and actively encourages deaf, hard of hearing, members of traditionally underrepresented groups, people with disabilities, women, and veterans to apply for open positions.

Responsibilities:   Candidates should expect to teach introductory level courses in history, as well as upper-level courses in their areas of expertise; teach courses in the General Studies Program (GSR); develop courses for the History and the International Studies Program; engage in scholarly activities and research; and to participate in service activities for the program, department, and university.

Requirements:  Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or be able to document that they are ABD and close to completing their doctorate in History.  Candidates should have a primary field in History with a concentration in East Asia, South Asia, or Middle East History with a responsibility to teach courses based on their specialization and World Civilization survey courses.  Also desirable is the ability to teach World History, Women’s History, Digital, and Deaf History.  College undergraduate teaching experience is required.

Application Information:  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  Please send an electronic copy or hard copy of a letter of application clearly outlining your fit with the job description and requirements, and evidence of teaching effectiveness.  In addition to this letter, please send your curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to:  Ms. Susan Ganz, Department Secretary –


Dr. Roberto Sánchez, Associate Professor and Chair
Department of HPRS, Hall Memorial Building, S-235B
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave, NE
Washington, DC  20002



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