One-Year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor – History of Japan
About the University
Western Washington University, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master’s-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The Department of History at Western Washington University consists of nineteen tenured or tenure-track faculty whose courses serve a very active history major and make significant contributions to the university’s general education curriculum. History courses cover nearly every historical era and much of the globe. The department encourages its faculty to participate in interdisciplinary programs such as East Asian Studies, Women Gender and Sexuality Studies, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Canadian-American Studies, and the Honors program. Faculty in the department provide high quality courses that prepare majors and non-majors with skills in research, analysis, and writing. The department likewise houses a small but strong M.A. program in history and a nationally recognized M.A. program in Archives and Records Management.
About the Position
One-year Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of History beginning on September 16, 2018, through June 15, 2019. The position is open to historians of Japan. The successful candidate will teach seven courses over three quarters.
ABD and the ability to teach HIST 280–Introduction to East Asian Civilizations, HIST 374–Premodern Japanese history, and upper-level courses in the history of Japan
A Ph.D. in the history of Japan
Candidates who show promise as a teacher and ability to work effectively with a diverse campus community
Commensurate with experience and qualifications; benefits eligible.
United Faculty of Western Washington
Please submit: (1) letter of application; (2) graduate transcript; (3) C.V.; (4) a pre-modern East Asian history survey (HIST 280, which covers material to roughly 1600) and an upper-level Japanese history course; and (5) three confidential letters of reference. The Western PageUp application system will automatically send out the requests for confidential letters to your references.
For general questions contact the Department Administrator Jennie Huber at (360) 650-3457 or email Jennie.Huber@wwu.edu.
Closing Date Notes
Application review begins June 25, 2018; position is open until filled.
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.