Job Opening: Vassar College, Assistant Professor, East Asian History

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Assistant Professor, East Asian History

East Asia.  The Department of History at Vassar College invites applications for a full time tenure-track appointment in East Asian History at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2016.  Vassar College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.  Vassar is strongly committed to fostering a community that reflects the values of a liberal arts education and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion and respect for difference.

Specialization in either modern China or modern Japan is required; ability to teach in the other area, whether China or Japan, is also expected.  Appointment includes teaching in Vassar’s Program in Asian Studies; broader interest in multidisciplinary teaching is welcome.  Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is five courses per year.  PhD and teaching experience required.  Interviews of selected candidates will be conducted at the AHA annual meeting.   Candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, a current C.V., graduate school transcript (unofficial copies accepted for initial application), and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015.

Please send queries to Prof. Robert Brigham, Search Committee Chair (

To apply, please visit


About Paula

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