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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Cluster Hire - Asian Studies

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The University of Maryland, Baltimore County invites applications for four tenure track faculty members in Ancient StudiesHistoryPhilosophy, and Political Science as a part of a cluster hire in Asian Studies.

Faculty hired as part of the cluster will form an interdisciplinary intellectual community of colleagues who share interests in Asian history, politics, philosophy and culture. Members of the cluster hire will have opportunities to collaborate across disciplines and to develop alongside a cohort of new faculty members with interests in Asian Studies.  Though new faculty members will each be housed in their respective academic departments, they will also be affiliate faculty in and contribute to the interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program at UMBC through their course offerings, participation in research seminars, and engagement with Asia-related programming on campus.

The hires will be made in:

  • Ancient Studies: Tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in the history and material culture of societies on the Asian continent in antiquity. Apply for this position on Interfolio. Link and deadline coming soon.
  • History: Tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in late imperial or modern Chinese History. Apply for this position at Interfolio. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2023.
  • Philosophy: Tenure-track Assistant Professor with a specialization in Asian Philosophy. Apply for this position on Interfolio. Link and deadline coming soon.
  • Political Science: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in International Relations with a specialization in China, East Asian international relations, and international political economy. Apply for this position at Interfolio. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2023.

UMBC is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, located in Catonsville, Maryland in the Baltimore-Washington corridor.  The University has 14,000 students and routinely ranks as one of the top institutions in the nation for undergraduate teaching and innovation in U.S. News and World Report. UMBC is especially proud of its diverse student population, and it is designated a minority-serving institution by the U.S. Department of Education. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we seek a similarly diverse pool of candidates for these positions, and we especially welcome applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. UMBC hosts a number of dynamic interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the Dresher Center for humanities research and the Center for Social Science Scholarship.


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