Job Opening: History of Japan and/or Korea, UC Irvine

job opening - 5Institution:         University of California – Irvine, History
Location:          California, United States
Position:           Assistant Professor, Tenure Track Faculty; Japan and/or Korea and the World

The History Department at the University of California, Irvine, seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor in Japanese and/or Korean history who is interested in situating Northeast Asia in a global context. Candidates may work on any period, but those specializing in recent eras must be willing and able to teach pre-modern courses, while those working on earlier periods must be willing and able to contribute to an Asian history graduate program with a focus on the late 1800s on. Candidates will be expected to contribute to the department’s program in World History and collaborate with the School of Humanities’ East Asian Languages and Literatures Department, though the appointment will be 100% in History.

Applications should be submitted electronically at: Candidates should submit a letter of application that describes research and teaching interests and speaks to the temporal issue noted above; a statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion will advance UC Irvine’s commitment to inclusive excellence; a current CV; a writing sample not to exceed 50 pages; and 3 letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, applications need to be submitted by October 1, 2014.

Direct questions about the electronic submission procedure to Marcus Kanda ( and any other questions about the search to Search Committee Chair, Jeffrey Wasserstrom (

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

To learn more about the Department, visit our website at


Marc Kanda
UC Irvine
Department of History
200 Murray Krieger Hall
Irvine, CA 92697-3275



About Paula

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