Lecturer - History of Asia

Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not specified
May 07, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lecturer - History of Asia (Job# 16766)

Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe, Arizona

School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies


Arizona State University’s School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies (SHPRS) invites applications from historians of Asia, for a Lecturer position with an anticipated start date of August 2021. This is a full-time, benefits-eligible appointment made on a nine-month (August 16 – May 15) academic-year basis in the history faculty on the Tempe Campus. Subsequent annual renewal is desired, contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university.

The lecturer will offer fall and spring undergraduate courses to support both the history and Asia Studies majors. The teaching load is ordinarily 4-4. Candidates should be prepared to teach a broad Asia-wide undergraduate survey course as well as a variety of country- or theme-specific courses on Asian topics. Some online teaching is required. Specialists in East, Southeast, and South Asia are invited to apply. 

Required qualifications:


Candidates must have completed a PhD in a field of modern Asian history or a related field by the time appointment begins.


Desired qualifications:


  • Undergraduate teaching experience in a field of Asian history.
  • Experience in and/or openness to online teaching.
  • Complementary teaching strengths in related/comparative fields.
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of diverse student populations and/or reaching out to diverse communities.

To apply, candidates must submit the following application materials online at Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/87446 : (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) names and contact information of three references, (4) a teaching statement, and (5) a statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Questions about this position should be directed to James Rush, Search Committee Chair at James.Rush@asu.edu.

Application deadline is June 25, 2021. If not filled, applications will be evaluated every week thereafter until the search is closed.

ASU values its cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community.

Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by viewing https://thecollege.asu.edu/faculty.

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