Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Location
East Lansing MI
Posted
Aug 23, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Summary

Michigan State University's Department of History seeks a historian with research expertise in Chinese History before 1800.  The candidate must be able to teach classes on ancient and imperial China, Asian history more broadly, and world history. The successful candidate will enhance department, college and university research strengths in a variety of areas. A Ph.D. at the time of employment is required. Salary is competitive.

 

The teaching load is two courses per semester. Evidence of excellence in scholarship and a strong commitment to teaching is expected. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue external funding in the form of grants and fellowships. Ph.D. required before the appointment is made.  Salary, benefits, and support for research are competitive.  Full-time academic year appointment will begin on August 16, 2018. 

 

For full consideration, application materials must be received by October 15, 2017.  Upload a CV, writing sample, cover letter addressing research and teaching. In addition, arrange to have three references upload confidential letters of recommendation through the MSU system. 

Contact Jeanna Norris at jnorris@msu.edu or (517) 355-7500 with questions.

 Michigan State University actively promotes a dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry.

 Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applications from women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. 

MSU is located in East Lansing, MI, with easy access to the state capital, Lake Michigan, and great school districts. The University is pro-active inexploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside andoutside the University.  Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/

 

Required Degree

Doctorate -History

Minimum Requirements

A Ph.D. at the time of employment is required. Thecandidate must be able to teach classes on ancient and imperial China, Asianhistory more broadly, and world history.

Required Application Materials

CV, writing sample, cover letter addressing research and teaching, and please arrange to have three references upload their confidential letters of recommendation through the MSU system.

Special Instructions

 Applications will be reviewed October 15, 2017 and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.