University of Alabama at Birmingham — Visiting Assistant Professor, History of China

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of History
Visiting Assistant Professor, History of China

The History Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning in Fall 2022. This position is for one academic year, with possible renewal for a second year. The primary field is Chinese History, with area of specialization and subfields open. Applicants should demonstrate active scholarship and have a record of teaching effectiveness. The faculty member will be required to teach survey courses in World History or Western Civilization History in our Core curriculum, in addition to specialized upper-level undergraduate and possibly master’s level courses in Chinese History, and possibly other courses in Asian History. The applicant should have a PhD in hand before the start of the Fall 2022 semester; however, ABD applicants will also be considered.

To apply, follow this link: Applicants should submit a cover letter that includes teaching experience and effectiveness, a CV, and the names of three recommenders. We may ask for additional materials at later stages. The Committee will begin reviewing applications on April 1, 2022.

With over 22,500 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching are prominent, and the Department of History collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. Birmingham sits at the center of the largest metropolitan area in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities. UAB Medicine is one of the top academic medical centers in the United States and Alabama’s largest single-site employer. 

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) treasures the rich diversity of our student body, and we are committed to their success.  Members of the CAS community are expected to reflect our value for inclusive excellence in both our work and learning environment as well as in our efforts to serve and engage the community.

Questions may be directed to Dr. John E. Van Sant, Associate Professor, 

UAB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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