Visiting Professor of Asian History
Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for the position of Visiting Professor
of Asian History. This one-year position will begin August 15, 2022, with a nine-month
commitment. Salary and benefits are competitive.
Founded in 1850, Illinois Wesleyan University is a competitive, small liberal arts
institution located in Bloomington, IL. Faculty teach a 3-3 load, and class sizes
range from 20-30 students.
Applicants must be ABD or have earned a PhD in history or a related field. Any of the following research/teaching areas will be considered: East, South, or Southeast
Asia, Pacific world, colonialism and empire, modern Asia. We will also consider applicants
whose research and teaching interests cover combinations of these areas, and might
also include international relations that involve the United States and/or other imperial
powers. Experience teaching undergraduate courses is preferred.
The primary responsibility will be to teach 6 undergraduate courses. Courses will
include introductions to China and Japan, lower- and upper-level courses related to
teaching/research interests, and one section of our first-year writing seminar, Gateway
Colloquium. The successful candidate’s courses will contribute not only to the History
major, but to our university’s shared curriculum, International and Global Studies, Asian
Studies, Japanese Studies, and possibly Political Science and departments in the Humanities.
Illinois Wesleyan University is strongly committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive,
and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We seek candidates
who have a demonstrated commitment to supporting and further building our community
in these dimensions. Illinois Wesleyan University is an EEO Employer. Review of applications
will begin on March 1, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until the position
has been filled.
To apply, submit the following files to our Social Science Division administrative
specialist, Joel Gebhardt: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- a cover letter addressing qualifications;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a teaching philosophy statement, including a list of possible courses;
- a diversity statement on your experiences with or commitment to inclusive teaching;
- contact information for three professional references.
Questions may be directed to the Department Chair: Dr. Robert Schultz, Professor of
History at email@example.com.