Job Opening: East Asian History, Lawrence University

job opening - 5Institution:       Lawrence University, History
Location:          Wisconsin, United States
Position:          Assistant Professor, East Asian History

The Department of History at Lawrence University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position in East Asian history to begin in the fall of 2015. Period and nation of research specialization open, but preference will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focuses on China.  Candidates must be prepared to teach lower and upper division undergraduate courses, including a survey of world history, and will regularly contribute to our Freshman Studies program (see website below). The teaching load is two courses in each of three ten-week terms.

Interested applicants should apply online and submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a statement of teaching philosophy at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com. Applicants should also have three letters of reference sent to search_history@lawrence.edu. Review of applications to begin immediately; for full consideration, all materials should be submitted by December 1. The department intends to conduct preliminary interviews via Skype in the second week of January; questions may be addressed to Prof. Peter Blitstein, Chair of the Department, atblitstep@lawrence.edu.

Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music, known for the quality of both its classroom and tutorial education, research opportunities for undergraduates, and faculty of teacher/scholars and teacher/artists. Founded in 1847, Lawrence is a community of 1,500 intellectually curious students that bring a diversity of experience and thought from nearly every state and 50 countries outside the U.S.

Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that the faculty represents.  Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and goals.  This website also includes informational resources about the University and the surrounding community.

Freshman Studies: http://www.lawrence.edu/academics/study/freshman_studies

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