Assistant Professor of History (Tenure Track)
|Institution Type:||College / University|
Yale-NUS College is a highly selective liberal arts college in Singapore. Co-founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, the College is committed to excellence in research and teaching within a full residential programme that integrates living and learning. Its curriculum educates students in Asian and Western intellectual traditions as well as current scientific thought. A student body of 1000 undergraduates from over 60 countries engages with more than 100 outstanding faculty from around the world through small classes and hands-on research. Students and faculty also have access to the wider resources of two world-leading research universities.
The College invites applications for one tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) rank in History. The successful applicant will either specialize in Southeast Asia, including Singapore, or study the connections between the region and other parts of Asia. History at Yale-NUS is developing strength in global history, through such fields as empire, diaspora, circulation and networks, citizenship and nationalities, transnational cultures of war, economic, monetary and social history, and the environment.
Applicants should have a relevant PhD and be active researchers with a commitment to creative and effective undergraduate teaching and mentoring. The incoming faculty member would join a committed team dedicated to the development and teaching of the History Major and Yale-NUS’s flagship Common Curriculum (see http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/curriculum/common-curriculum ).
The appointee will be expected to begin duties in time for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year.
Faculty receive salaries that are on par with the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the world, a substantial start-up grant as well as a yearly travel and research allowance, and are able to access additional funding from Yale-NUS, National University of Singapore, and Singapore’s Ministry of Education. Most faculty qualify for highly subsidized faculty housing, either on campus or a short walk away. Yale-NUS College is located in Singapore, a multicultural city of six million that is known for its high quality of life and sits at the heart of a vibrant region.
Applications should consist of the following: a cover letter explaining why the position at Yale-NUS is of interest; a full curriculum vitae, including a complete list of publications; statements on research interests, teaching experience, and teaching philosophy, including how these might fit with the College’s particular mission and curriculum; three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16698) and other relevant documents.
Applications should be submitted via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16698.Review of applications begins 01 Nov 2020 and continues until the position is filled.
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|Primary Category:||Southeast Asian History / Studies