Towson University — Tenure Track 10-Month Assistant Professor in Chinese History

Assistant Professor
Department of History
College of Liberal Arts

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for a tenure-track, 10-month Assistant Professor in Chinese History, in the Department of History beginning August 2019.

ABDs may apply, but a PhD in History is required when the position commences in August 2019. The field of expertise is open, but candidates specializing in pre-20th century Chinese history of Gender and Sexuality or in relations with South East Asia are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates shall demonstrate excellence in teaching and scholarly potential and possess a strong commitment to active participation in service to the department, college, and university. Ability to work with and be sensitive to the education needs of a diverse student body is desired.

Faculty are assigned an instructional workload of six (6) course units per academic year for the first year. Beginning the second year the workload reverts to the standard instructional workload of seven (7) course units per academic year. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the Asian Studies Program, the International Studies Program and to teach outside of the History Department in Towson’s Freshman Seminar Program, the Honors College and the Graduate Program.

Towson University:
Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls almost 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Please submit a letter and curriculum vitae, including the names and contact information of three references by December 1, 2018 to The letter should contain the following: a description of your research; a description of two upper division courses you would like to teach; and a description of one lower division course currently offered by the Department of History at Towson University you would be prepared to teach. The committee may request additional materials from selected applicants. Please send questions regarding the position to

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