Job Opening: Tenure-Track Faculty: Modern East Asian Historian, University of St. Thomas

Institution: University of St. Thomas
Location: Minnesota, United States
Position: Tenure Track Faculty

The History Department at the University of St. Thomas (MN) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Modern East Asian history (post-1500). Geographic and/or thematic specializations are open. Position begins in Fall 2018. We are looking for a scholar-teacher who is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and who can demonstrate scholarly productivity and promise for ongoing research in their field.

The teaching load of three courses per semester involves some combination of the following: first-level course(s) such as East Asian Civilizations or World History for undergraduates who are completing their core area (general) requirement in historical studies as well as a broad range of upper-level course(s) in the history of East Asia for undergraduate history majors and minors.

Established in 1885, the University of St. Thomas is located in the major metropolitan area of Minneapolis-St. Paul, and is Minnesota’s largest private university. Its 10,000 students pursue degrees in a wide range of liberal arts, professional, and graduate programs.


Education requirements: Ph.D. (U.S. or foreign equivalent degree) in History or a related field required or alternatively, ABD candidates will be considered. All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.

All application materials must be submitted online at Emailed materials, except letters of recommendation, will not be accepted.

Candidates will first be asked to (step 1) create an applicant profile and upload the required documents (listed below) and then (step 2) submit an online application and voluntary EEO form. Applicants should then arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to the History Department (step 3 – details below).

To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 6, 2017.

Interested applicants should upload the following 5 documents to their profile (part of step 1):

1) Curriculum Vitae (upload into the “Resume” field)

2) Copy of academic transcript (upload into the “Graduate Transcripts” field)

3) Statement of teaching philosophy and experience, including evidence of teaching effectiveness (upload into “Teaching Philosophy” field)

4) Description of research agenda (upload into “Description of Research Agenda” field)

5) Writing sample (upload into “Scholarly / Professional Writing Sample”)

Please copy/paste a job-specific cover letter for the position into the “Cover Letter” section of the application (part of step 2).

At this time, please do not upload any documents beyond those requested. Candidates who are selected for further review may be contacted to submit additional materials at a later date.

Applicants should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent (step 3) by mail to Dr. Catherine Cory, History Department, JRC 432, University of St. Thomas, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105 or by email to

Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and the goals of affirmative action/equal opportunity. The University welcomes nominations and applications from a diverse applicant pool.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website. If you are viewing this posting from a site other than “Jobs at St. Thomas”, the University assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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