The Department of History invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the history of East Asia, beginning Fall 2018. Assistant Professor (Ph.D.) preferred; Instructor (ABD) or Associate Professor possible. Period and area of specialization open, with some preference for candidates whose expertise includes China.
Grinnell College is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college with a strong tradition of social responsibility. In letters of application, candidates should discuss their potential to contribute to a college community that maintains a diversity of people and perspectives as one of its core values. To be assured of full consideration, all application materials should be received by November 4, 2017. Please visit our application website at https://jobs.grinnell.edu to find more details about the job and submit applications online. Candidates will need to upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, transcripts (copies are acceptable), and a writing sample, and provide email addresses for three references. Questions about this search should be directed to the search chair, Professor Elizabeth Prevost, at [HistorySearch1@grinnell.edu] or 641-269-4655.
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An offer for this position will be contingent on successful completion of a background check.
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