Three-Year Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian History
The History Department at Washington & Jefferson College invites applications for a three-year appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor of History with a specialization in the history of Asia, to begin in the Fall of 2021. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who will build upon our historical strength in the history of East Asia by adding additional courses in South Asian history and culture to our curriculum and who specialize in one or more of the following fields: the history of gender and sexuality, environmental history, trade, and/or urban history. We also welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and research use innovative methodological approaches and who have interests irr public history.
The successful candidate will be a committed teacher/scholar deeply engaged in their field and committed to innovative, student-centered teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts setting. We look forward to welcoming a colleague eager to mentor a rapidly diversifying student population and to guide undergraduate research projects. Our new colleague will join a rapidly evolving, close-knit department of dynamic scholars and will play a significant role in re-envisioning our history program and the College's curriculum and community. More information about the Department of History can be found here: https://www.washjeff.edu/programs/history/
The teaching load is three courses each semester and will include survey courses in Asian history and upper-level seminars in the field of specialization. As well, members of the department regularly contribute courses to the First Year Seminar Program and to a range of interdisciplinary programs including East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, and International Studies.
A Ph.D. in History or a closely related field is required prior to beginning employment. A complete application consists of a letter of interest that describes the candidate's research interests, teaching experience and philosophy, and their vision or experience working with a diverse student population and creating equitable and inclusive learning communities; a curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted to https://www.washjeff.edu/applicantpro/ by February 15, 2021.
Washington & Jefferson College, the oldest college west of the Allegheny Mountains, is consistently ranked among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the United States. Located in Washington, Pennsylvania, the college is home to a diverse population of approximately 1,100 students from 26 states and 11 countries. Our campus is located within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, a vibrant city consistently ranked as among the best cities in which to live and one that boasts an excellent food culture, nationally-recognized museums and performing arts organizations, major league sports franchises, and thriving medical and high-tech industries.
Washington & Jefferson College offers a comprehensive benefit package for benefit eligible employees; including health, vision, and dental coverage, group life insurance, AD&D and LTD coverage, retirement plan, generous leave time, and the tuition benefit programs. These benefits add significantly to the employee’s total compensation package.
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About Washington & Jefferson College
Washington & Jefferson College (W&J) is searching for members to contribute their talents to our campus community. W&J seeks to create a transformative learning experience for its increasingly diverse student body, and bolster an inclusive environment in which everyone’s voice is heard and appreciated, and individuality is celebrated. W&J is dedicated to the values of a liberal arts education that is both liberating and practical, and supports a community committed to multicultural and global understanding.