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East Asian Studies- Visiting Assistant Professor

Colby College
Waterville, ME
Closing date
Jul 17, 2021

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East Asian Studies- Visiting Assistant ProfessorDate: 11/20/2020 The Department of East Asian Studies at Colby College invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor, with expertise in visual culture for the academic year 2021-2022. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in art history, history, East Asian languages and cultures, film studies, or other related field. Both the field of specialization and the country of focus (Japan, China, or Korea) are open. We seek a scholar who can teach the introductory course for our East Asian Studies majors, which focuses on the historical and textual traditions of this region. The teaching assignment will also include two cultural studies courses, both of which should have a strong emphasis on visual and material culture. Candidates should be able to demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching about East Asia to a diverse student audience and contributing to the excellence of the campus community. The teaching load is four courses per year.


Applicants should have a Ph.D. in art history, history, East Asian languages and cultures, film studies, or other related field.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrates commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio at the following link:

Review of applications will begin on Feb. 10, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate in its educational programs or employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or military or veteran’s status. Colby is an equal opportunity employer and operates in accordance with federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college.

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Working at Colby College 

Founded in 1813, Colby is one of America’s most selective colleges. Serving only undergraduates, Colby’s rigorous academic program is rooted in deep exploration of ideas and close interaction with world-class faculty scholars. Students pursue intellectual passions, choosing among 57 majors or developing their own. Independent and collaborative research, study abroad, and internships offer robust opportunities to prepare students for postgraduate success. Colby is home to a community of 1,850 dedicated and diverse students from around the globe. Its Maine location provides easy access to world-class research institutions and civic engagement experiences.

Under the leadership of its new president, David A. Greene, Colby is building on this strong foundation while remaining committed to excellence, to supporting students and faculty at the highest levels, and to the College’s deep liberal arts traditions. This new chapter includes plans for creating innovative academic initiatives and partnerships, strengthening the connections between the liberal arts and the professional world, revitalizing downtown Waterville, and pursuing significant capital projects for performing arts and athletics.

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