Job Opening: East Asian History and Humanities, Reed College

job opening - 5Institution:  Reed College
Location:  Oregon, United States
Position:  Visiting Assistant Professor

The History Department of Reed College invites applications for a one-year appointment as visiting assistant professor in East Asian history and humanities.  The position carries a load of four one-semester courses in history, and one semester-long section of (and year-long lectures for) a team-taught course in Chinese Humanities (, for a total 3-2 teaching load over two semesters.  Teaching responsibilities also include advising year-long senior theses in History.  PhD in hand by September 2017 is strongly preferred.  Compensation is highly competitive.

Reed College is a small, distinguished undergraduate institution with a strong liberal arts curriculum, committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship.  Reed believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic program.  Your application materials should include a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member you might engage and sustain the principles articulated in Reed College’s diversity statement (

Please send a letter of application detailing teaching and research experience and interests; a CV; and three letters of recommendation to Douglas Fix, Chair, VAP Search in East Asian History/Humanities at  To guarantee consideration, application materials must be received by1 December 2016.  If letters of reference must be sent in hard copy, please submit to Douglas Fix, Chair, East Asian History/Humanities Search, c/o Karin Purdy, Reed College, 3203 SE Woodstock Boulevard, Portland, OR 97202.  Any other search related questions should be directed to Prof. Fix ( An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed values diversity and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.


Contact: Douglas Fix, Chair, East Asian History/Humanities Search

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