The University of Chicago — Assistant Professor in Modern Japanese History

Position Description
The Department of History at the University of Chicago invites applications for a first-term tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Modern Japanese History to start on or after July 1, 2022. We particularly welcome applications from ABDs and recent PhDs who are working on the social, political, and economic history of Japan from a transnational perspective that examines the movement of institutions, people, knowledge, technology, and practices across borders and regions, including those who work on the Japanese empire and post-colonial issues.

Qualifications
Candidates must have earned the PhD degree prior to the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions
Applicants must apply online at the University of Chicago’s Interfolio website at http://apply.interfolio.com/90750 and include: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a research statement, 4) a teaching statement, 5) a dissertation abstract, 6) an article or chapter-length writing sample, and 7) three letters of reference. Consideration of applications will begin on August 20, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
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