Amherst College, History
Assistant Professor of Chinese History
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Massachusetts, United States|
|Position:||Tenure Track Faculty|
The Departments of History and of Asian Languages and Civilizations invite applications for a jointly appointed, full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Chinese history, beginning July 1, 2017. The field of specialization is open, but we seek candidates who will offer courses that will anchor majors focusing on China, and that will situate the broad scope of Chinese history within a vibrant and diverse liberal arts curriculum. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The appointee will be expected to teach courses in Chinese history that engage a broad range of students. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the departments at www.amherst.edu/~asian and www.amherst.edu/~history.
Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts. It participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium.
An application letter, CV, short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35756. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
Amherst College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its education experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.
Tracie Rubeck, Ph.D.
|Primary Category:||Chinese History / Studies