Job Opening: Assistant Professor, East Asian History, College of Charleston

Institution: College of Charleston
Location: South Carolina, United States
Position: Assistant Professor

The Department of History of the College of Charleston invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the field of East Asian History. Applicants who study China or Japan are especially welcome, but any subfield will be considered.  Candidates must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in East Asian History or Asian Studies with a strong emphasis in History by August 2019.  In addition to upper-level and graduate courses in Asian History, the ability to teach survey courses in the general education curriculum in pre-modern and/or modern history is essential.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Department of History graduate program and have the opportunity to affiliate with the Asian Studies Program and other interdisciplinary programs on campus.

Candidates must have a firm commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts and sciences environment. Promise of excellence in teaching and research are required; teaching experience and publications are preferred.  Initial interviews of selected applicants will be conducted via Skype.

Founded in 1770, the College is among the nation’s top universities for quality education, student life, and affordability, and is a nationally recognized public liberal arts and sciences university. Its beautiful and historic campus, located in the heart of historic Charleston, SC, combined with contemporary facilities and cutting-edge programs, attracts students from across the U.S. and around the world.

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.  More information about the College of Charleston can be obtained from and about the History Department at

Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., graduate transcripts, names and contact information for at least three references, a writing sample, and representative teaching materials.  Direct materials to: by November 25, 2018 for full consideration.

Contact:Dr. Rich Bodek, Chair, Asia Search Committee


About Paula

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