Full-Time Visiting Faculty Position in Chinese/East Asian History
Description The Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a visiting full-time faculty position to teach six courses (3 per semester) in Chinese/East Asian History during the 2021-2022 academic year to begin in August 2021. We welcome applications from scholars whose primary regional focus is either imperial or modern China. Thematic specialization is open, and we encourage applicants to apply whose expertise and teaching interests may focus upon histories of frontiers and borderlands, environment, migration, diaspora, cities, and/or transnational histories. Successful applicants will be expected to teach broad surveys in Chinese and East Asian history, thematic courses or regional surveys from their own areas of expertise, and one or two courses focused on Asian American or Asian diaspora history. The History Department faculty consists of 18 full-time tenured and tenure-track historians. Full information at: https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/history
A successful candidate should have a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and contribute to our department's innovative major curriculum that asks students to think comparatively about issues of race, gender, politics, war, imperialism, science, and religion (https://www.holycross.edu/academics/programs/history/requirements). The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in the college's vibrant Asian Studies program, its distinctive Chinese language program, and many interdisciplinary concentrations.
Visiting full-time faculty teach 3 courses each semester and are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College's published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.
Qualifications Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching as informed by current practice and scholarship in the field.
Application Instructions Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, a statement on teaching philosophy and interests, transcripts (Ph.D. preferred), and two confidential letters of recommendation.
In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address the ways you might contribute to and further the Colleges mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission), and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. Previous experience teaching, mentoring or advising diverse student populations is an asset. For more information, please visit http://holycross.edu/diversity. To learn more about faculty life at the College, applicants are encouraged to visit http://holycross.edu/join.
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Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. For full consideration, please apply by March 26, 2021. Questions about this search may be directed to the Department Chair, Edward T. ODonnell firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)
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ABOUT COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS: Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at The College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members, students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.