Illinois College, Department of History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion
Tenure-Track Position in Asian Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Illinois, United States|
Illinois College invites applications for a tenure-track position with a specialization in Asian Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall, 2019. The position is in an interdisciplinary department (history, philosophy, political science, and religion). The candidate’s disciplinary focus is open and they should be committed to interdisciplinary approaches to Asian studies. Applicants should have language competency appropriate for their discipline. Roughly two-thirds of course load will be related to Asian history and culture and one-third focused on Asian religious traditions. The successful candidate will be able to teach introductory-level and general-education courses. Illinois College has a long-standing connection to Japan and candidates should be able to contribute to our Japanese Studies program. We have recently started an interfaith studies minor and this position will also support it. Candidates should have an enthusiasm for teaching and working closely with students as well as having an active research agenda. Ph.D. required (advanced ABD considered).
Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students. Founded by abolitionists, IC was the first college in Illinois to graduate students and hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.
Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students. Currently our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential. Equally important is excellence in pedagogy and an openness to student centered teaching approaches.
The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.
Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On the subject line, please put Attn: Jenny Barker-Devine, Chair of the Asian Studies Search Committee.
- Letter of application
- Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations or similar documents)
- A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body as well as mentoring experience
- An example of scholarly work
- Three letters of reference
- A statement of research interests
Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled.
Attn: Jenny Barker-Devine, Chair of the Asian Studies Search Committee. email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||Asian History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||Japanese History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
South Asian History / Studies
Chinese History / Studies
Southeast Asian History / Studies