Job Opening: History Lecturer (Asia), University of Florida

The University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure track appointment in modern Asian history at the rank of lecturer to begin August 16, 2018. Area of specialization/region is open, but the candidate will be expected to teach regional surveys as well as more topical courses. The ideal candidate will also build on the Department of History’s strengths in such subfields as the history of empires, law and society, religion, and trans-national/world history. Candidates must hold the Ph.D. by the starting date.

The successful candidate will teach approximately three courses per semester and provide service to the department, the university, and the profession.

The role of lecturers is highly valued by the college and the university. To encourage and facilitate their professional development, lecturers at the University of Florida are eligible for promotion through the ranks of Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, and Master Lecturer. Lecturer appointments are for 9 months per year and are annually renewable. Salary is competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package.

The Department is committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of cultural events, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at and must include: (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; and (3) a teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and course evaluations). Candidates who advance in consideration may be requested to send additional materials. In addition, names and email address for three references must be provided on the application. An email will be sent automatically to your references, requesting them to upload their letters. Review of applications begins January 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration applications should be completed by that date.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The University of Florida invites all qualified applicants, including minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The University of Florida is a public institution and subject to all requirements under Florida Sunshine and Public Record laws.

Contact:  Sean Adams, Chair and Professor;

About Paula

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