Vassar College — Tenure Track Position in Asian American History

Vassar College

Tenure Track Position in Asian American History

Department: History Department
Posting Removal Date:
Posting Number: F027P

For full consideration applicants should apply by: 10/15/2021

About Vassar College
Vassar is a highly selective, coeducational liberal arts college of about 2400 undergraduates (no graduate students) located in the beautiful and historic Hudson Valley seventy-five miles north of New York City. The city of Poughkeepsie benefits from rich cultural diversity and from convenient commuter rail access to New York City. Vassar faculty are committed teachers/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, and studios and in individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on college-wide and departmental committees. The College maintains a generous leave policy, provides strong support for research, and encourages multidisciplinary approaches to teaching.

Position Introduction
As part of Vassar College’s five-position Cluster Hire Initiative in the Study of Race, Racism, and Racial Justice, the Department of History at Vassar College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Asian American History beginning in the Fall of 2022.

AA Statement
Vassar College is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and promoting an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

Position Description
Specialization in 20th-c U.S. history is required; focus may be in any subfield, both topical (such as histories of law, labor, politics, immigration) and geographical (Asian American experiences of South Asian, Southeast Asian, East Asian descent). Teaching responsibilities include U.S. history and courses cross-listed with Vassar's American Studies and Asian Studies programs. Teaching load in the first year is four courses; after that it is four courses plus a tutorial-style “intensive,” which may include supervision of senior theses.

How to Apply
Candidates must have the Ph.D. in History or related field in hand at the start of employment. Candidates should submit a letter of application, C.V., graduate transcript (unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of application), a statement highlighting contributions to or future plans for promoting diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, mentoring, and other involvements, three letters of recommendation, and writing sample (no more than 40 pages) to Chair, Asian American Search Committee, History Department, Vassar College via Additional information on the candidate diversity statement can be found at Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021. There is no guarantee that files submitted after that date will be reviewed.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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