Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor, East Asian History, DePauw University

job opening - 5The Department of History invites applications for a one-year term appointment as Assistant Professor of History (ABD’s will enter at the Instructor level) starting in August 2016. Candidates must have a strong commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts environment and will teach three courses per semester.  Candidates for the position should be prepared to teach the pre-modern and modern East Asian survey courses, as well as topical classes at the 100-level and 300-level based on the candidate’s specialties and expertise. Ability to teach national surveys at the 200-level is also desirable. Training in Chinese history is essential and the ability to teach on Japan and/or Korea is also required.

DePauw is a nationally-recognized, leading liberal arts university dedicated to educating 2,300 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe.  For more than 175 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music. DePauw is located in Greencastle, Indiana, a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis.

Applications should be submitted through Interfolio [].  Complete applications must include a cover letter that addresses teaching philosophy and research interests, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi, sample course descriptions, or course evaluations), three letters of reference, and a copy of graduate transcript(s).  Candidates should provide evidence, in application materials, of a commitment to fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences, which create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. 

DePauw University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women, members of underrepresented groups, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Questions should be directed to David Gellman (, Chair, Department of History.

About Paula

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