Assistant Professor of East Asian History, Tenure Track

Gambier, Knox County
Sep 05, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The History Department at Kenyon College, a highly selective, liberal arts college in central Ohio, invites applications for a tenure-track position in East Asian history, beginning 1 July 2018.

Region, period and languages of specialization within East Asia are open. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory surveys on modern and pre-modern East Asia and upper-level seminars in their area of expertise or interest. Specialists on China, Japan, or Korea who understand East Asia in a transnational context are especially welcome. 

The successful candidate will hold the James P. Storer Chair in Asian History, which includes funding for research and library acquisitions and the expectation of teaching four courses per year. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda and contributing to the curriculum of the History Department, the holder of the chair is also expected to promote awareness of East Asia across campus through engagement with students and faculty in the Asian and Middle East Studies Program, the International Studies Program, and other campus endeavors. 

The History Department is comprised of a dozen historians with diverse thematic and geographic specializations (including two other Asianists), and values both excellence in undergraduate education and high-quality research. Candidates should have a record of excellent teaching and a Ph.D. in hand or be near completion by the beginning of the appointment (July 2018).

To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at Applications should include (1) a letter of application, (2) a C.V., (3) graduate school transcript, (4) teaching statement, (5) three letters of recommendation, and (6) a writing sample. Review of applications will begin on December 1 and will continue until the position is filled.  All application materials must be submitted electronically through Kenyon’s employment website.

Kenyon College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the College's policy to evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical and/or mental disability, age, religion, medical condition, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy or state, local, or federal law.