Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Chinese History

Colby College
Maine, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Art History, Humanities, American Studies, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies, History
Employment Type
Full Time


The history department at Colby College seeks applicants for a tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor in Chinese history of any era up to the early Qing dynasty, beginning July 1, 2023.

The successful candidate will develop a curriculum in pre-modern Chinese history and is expected to offer the first half of a broad survey of East Asian History (from antiquity to the 1600s) as well as a general methods course as part of a rotation.


We are particularly interested in candidates who bring to the classroom experiences, identities, ideas, and ways of engaging that resonate with the increasingly diverse student body at Colby. We seek candidates with great potential to be innovative, effective, and inclusive teacher-scholars, who may be willing to make use of resources such as the Colby Museum of Art, Special Collections, and the Mule Works Innovation Lab. The Colby History Department is committed to professional development and the future advancement of all its members. The teaching load is 4.5 courses per year. PhD required by the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a representative sample of current scholarship including reprints of recently published work, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that demonstrate commitment to the value of diversity and to inclusive teaching. Please submit applications via Interfolio at the following link http://apply.interfolio.com/113354 . Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Process
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