Assistant Professor in Chinese History

Lexington, KY
Mar 01, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of History at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Chinese History. The position is pending final approval of funding. Research focus and chronological period are open. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per semester and the candidate should be capable of offering a two-semester East Asia survey. The successful applicant is also expected to play an active role in the vibrant and growing Chinese Studies major at the University of Kentucky. Native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English required. Ph.D. required by Fall 2017.

Interested applicants should submit four documents: 1) letter of application detailing research and teaching, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a chapter-length writing sample, and 4) a teaching portfolio (upload under Specific Request 1). Also provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions about the position to

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Assistant Professor in Chinese History

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Lexington, KY

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PhD in History or related field

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Native or near-native fluency in both Chinese and English is required

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

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  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Specific Request 1
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