Visiting Assistant Professor

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 16, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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.

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 on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. 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. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

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