Job Opening: Japanese History, University of Massachusetts-Amherst

job opening - 5Institution:       University of Massachusetts – Amherst
Location:          Massachusetts, United States
Position:          Tenure Track Assistant Professorship – Japanese History

The Department of History in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Japanese History from the nineteenth century to the present. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work addresses the social, cultural, or intellectual history of modern Japan, and candidates working in the area of Women’s History are especially encouraged to apply. We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in History or closely related field in hand by 1 September 2015 and promise of excellence in teaching and scholarship. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply submit the following materials: a letter of application stating research interests and qualifications, a curriculum vitae; sample syllabi; a short (article- or chapter-length) writing sample, and the names/contact information for three references to the link below:

Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of 3 November 2014 in order to ensure consideration.

The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

About Paula

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