Job Opening: Modern Japanese History, University of British Columbia, limited term

job opening - 5Institution:    The University of British Columbia, History
Location:        British Columbia, Canada
Position:         Assistant Professor (Limited-Term Appointment in Modern Japanese History)

The Department of History, University of British Columbia (Vancouver), invites applications for a one-year position as an assistant professor without review in the field of modern Japanese history, effective 1 July 2016. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand or expect to have successfully defended prior to 1 July 2016. They are expected to provide evidence of excellence in research, as demonstrated by published contributions or potential contributions to scholarship in their field. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 12-credit (2-2) load, and thus a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level is required. This position may be renewed for a second year, subject to funding and performance.

Candidates interested in the academic programs of the department may wish to follow the Research Clusters link on our departmental website at

The University of British Columbia hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will, however, be given priority. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 December 2015. Applicants must apply through the UBC faculty careers website,, and are requested to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a cover letter or letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a summary of current and future research interests, no more than three samples of their written scholarship, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Only completed applications will be considered by the search committee; in this matter, there can be no exceptions.
Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent by the same deadline by email to Ms. Janet Mui, the coordinator of the search, at   Alternatively, letters of reference may be mailed to: Ms. Janet Mui, Japanese History Search Committee, Department of History, University of British Columbia, #1297-1873 East Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Canada.

Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Timothy Brook,

 Contact:         Questions may be directed to the chair of the search committee, Prof. Timothy Brook,



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