University of Kansas, Department of History
Assistant Professor PreModern China/China's Borderlands
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Kansas, United States|
The Department of History at the University of Kansas invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Premodern China/China’s Borderlands; the position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2014. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on China’s ethnic diversity, its multi-ethnic borderlands and/or its coastal regions, or that considers China as a source or destination of major population movements in the period from 1300 to the late nineteenth century. We are seeking candidates who are prepared to participate in a cluster of faculty located in departments across the university who are working on collaborative research and teaching projects related to migration, immigration, diaspora, and human trafficking. The successful candidate will join a well-established East Asian history program with two historians of Japan and a historian of modern China, and will be a member of the University’s Center for East Asian Studies, a Title VI National Resource Center.
In addition to participating in the cluster, the faculty member will be expected to publish in the field of Premodern Chinese history; develop and teach courses in the field; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations, and perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees. There will be a 2-2 teaching load.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.
KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU. It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City.
- Ph.D. or ABD in history or a related discipline is expected by the start date of appointment (08/18/2014).
- Demonstrable teaching qualification in the field of Premodern Chinese history as evidenced by application materials.
- Demonstrable research qualification in the field of Premodern Chinese history as evidenced by course work and/or scholarly publications.
- Foreign language capability sufficient to carry out primary-source research in area of specialization, as evidenced by writing sample and letters of recommendation.
- Potential for excellence in research and teaching in Premodern Chinese history, as evidenced by writing sample, teaching materials, and letters of recommendation.
For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu and click “Search Faculty Jobs” then search openings by key word. A complete electronic application will include a detailed c.v., a letter of application, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a sample of scholarly writing. Three reference letters that evaluate the scholarly potential/achievement and teaching of the candidate should be sent separately by mail to the attention of Megan Greene, Department of History, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd., 3650 Wescoe Hall, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045-7590. E-mail contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool. EOE M/F/D/V
Professor Megan Greene, The University of Kansas,Department of History, 1445 Jayhawk Blvd., 3650 Wescoe Hall, Lawrence, KS 66044. email@example.com
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Chinese History / Studies