Job Opening: Assistant Professor of Modern Japanese History

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Modern Japanese History. Open to all specializations, we are particularly interested in candidates who place Japan in broader regional contexts and whose work complements or expands existing strengths in the Department. Expected start date is July 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will show outstanding potential as an innovative scholar and researcher, as evidenced by their record of intellectual engagement, published work, and/or work in progress. A strong commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate level is also required. The successful candidate would be expected to offer courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level within their area of specialization, as well as teaching lower division surveys. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2019.

Applicants should apply only through the UBC faculty careers website, www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/31796. Applicants should upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, up to three article-length samples of scholarship (including published articles, unpublished papers, or book/dissertation chapters), a sample syllabus for an advanced undergraduate or graduate course on a relevant topic, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a one-page statement identifying the applicant’s contributions, or potential contributions, to diversity, along with their ability to work with a culturally international student body.

Applicants should also arrange to have three signed and confidential letters of reference sent by email to Ms. Janet Mui, hist.recruitment@ubc.ca, or by mail to: Ms. Janet Mui, Modern Japanese History Search, Department of History, University of British Columbia, 1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, CANADA. All materials should be received by December 6, 2018. Applicants with questions about the position are welcome to contact the search chair, Dr. Timothy Cheek, by email at t.cheek@ubc.ca
This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Website: www.facultycareers.ubc.ca/31796

About Paula

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