Job Opening: Modern Japanese History, Assistant Professor (tenure-track)

job opening - 5Institution:   Michigan State University, History
Location:   Michigan, United States
Position:   Assistant Professor, Modern Japanese History

Modern Japanese History.  Assistant, tenure system.  Michigan State University’s Department of History seeks a historian with research expertise in modern Japan.  Candidates should demonstrate an ability to engage with MSU’s Asian Studies Center and with the Department of History’s broad areas of research strength.

The teaching load is two courses per semester.  Evidence of scholarship and a strong commitment to teaching is expected.  The successful candidate will be expected to pursue external funding in the form of grants and fellowships. Ph.D. required before the appointment is made.  Salary, benefits, and support for research are competitive.  Full-time academic year appointment will begin on August 16, 2014.

Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2013; preference will be given to complete applications received by that date.  Apply at www.jobs.msu.edu  (Job #8479).  Upload a CV, cover letter addressing research and teaching, and a list of references.  In addition, three confidential letters of recommendation and a writing sample should be mailed to:

Modern Japanese History Search

Walter Hawthorne
Chair, Department of History
Old Horticulture Building
506 E. Circle Dr.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036
USA

Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.

Contact: Modern Japanese History Search

Walter Hawthorne
Chair, Department of History
Old Horticulture Building
506 E. Circle Dr.
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1036
USA

Website: jobs.msu.edu

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