Assistant Professor of History, Tenure Track
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About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduate students, located in the Hudson Valley, seventy-five miles north of New York City. Vassar stands upon the homelands of the Munsee Lenape. The College is located in Poughkeepsie, home to a culturally diverse community, and benefits from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually-mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.
The Department of History at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in East Asian History beginning August 2024.
Vassar College is deeply committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. The College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and especially welcomes applications from veterans, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of racial, ethnic, and other groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding.
The Department of History at Vassar College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in East Asian History at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2024. Specialization in any aspect of modern East Asian history is welcome; ability to teach modern Chinese history and/or modern Japanese history is preferred. Candidates are also expected to contribute to Vassar's Program in Asian Studies. Candidates interested in participating in other ways to Vassar's rich array of departments and multidisciplinary programs, such as the Department of Chinese and Japanese and the International Studies Program, are especially encouraged to apply.
Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is four courses plus a tutorial-style “intensive” which may include supervision of senior theses.
Salary Wage Range
Pay Transparency Disclosure: The annual base starting salary range for this position is $89,000 to $99,000 (USD). This range includes new faculty appointments beginning the first year of a standard tenure clock as well as Assistant Professors with previous tenure-line experience who will be on an accelerated tenure clock. When extending an offer of employment, Vassar College considers factors such as (but not limited to) candidate’s education/training, work experience, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations. This salary range represents the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate at the time of posting. The starting salary for an Assistant Professor in this position with a PhD beginning the first year of a standard tenure clock in Fall 2024 is $93,000.
How to Apply
Candidates must have the Ph.D. in History or Asian Studies in hand at the start of employment. To apply, please visit https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/3472
. Candidates should submit a letter of application, a C.V., a graduate transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable at the time of application), three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of no more than 40 pages; and a diversity statement highlighting contributions to and/or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research and/or professional involvements (additional information can be found at https://offices.vassar.edu/dean-of-the-faculty/positions/candidate-diversity-statement/
). Address your materials to Chair, Asian History Search Committee, History Department, Vassar College. For inquiries regarding the search, please contact Joshua Schreier (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin October 16th; files received after that date are not guaranteed a review.
Special Instructions to Applicants
All applicants must apply online at: https://employment.vassar.edu/postings/3505
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