Job Opening: Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian History, Colby College

Colby College, History

Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian History

Maine, United States

The Department of History at Colby College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian History, beginning September 1, 2019.

The Department is a community of engaged teacher-scholars who teach a diverse array of courses deeply grounded in our research. We are searching for a teacher-scholar with a research interest in the comparative history of China, Japan, or Korea of any historical period, with a preference for the premodern period. We are looking for someone who can teach a range of courses from the premodern to the modern era, and who can help us expose our students to new corners of history. We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates who will bring to the classroom experiences, identities, ideas, and ways of engaging that will resonate with History’s, and Colby’s, increasingly diverse student body. We are searching for candidates with great potential to be innovative, effective, and inclusive teachers of history at Colby. In evaluating this potential, we will give particular weight to candidates who have successfully designed and taught their own courses, and who have, by all indications, done so successfully. PhD in hand preferred. The teaching load is five courses for the year. The Colby History Department is committed to professional development and the future advancement of all its members.

Please submit a letter of interest, c.v., three letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research interests via Interfolio at the following link Review of applications will begin on January 7 and will continue until the position is filled.

Questions about this search should be directed to:

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:



About Paula

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