Assistant Professor, History of East Asia (China)

The Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross

Job Type: Faculty, Tenure Track

Application Deadline: November 25, 2017

The Department of History at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment for an assistant professor in East Asian History beginning in August 2018. We welcome applications from scholars whose primary regional focus is either imperial or modern China.  Thematic specialization is open, and we encourage applicants to apply whose expertise and teaching interests may focus upon histories of public health, environment, migration, science, cities, and/or transnational histories. Successful applicants will be expected to teach broad surveys in Chinese and East Asian history, thematic courses or regional surveys from their own areas of expertise, and a historical methods course for majors.

A successful candidate should have a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and contribute to our department’s innovative major curriculum that asks students to think comparatively about issues of race, gender, politics, war, imperialism, and religion ( The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in the college’s vibrant Asian Studies program and in its distinctive Chinese language program.

This position carries a 3-2 teaching load with a full-salary, one-semester research leave prior to tenure review, and generous sabbatical and fellowship leaves for tenured faculty. Tenure track faculty are eligible for travel support and reimbursement of relocation costs within the College’s published policies. All full-time appointments offer competitive salaries and include full benefits.

Candidates must demonstrate commitment to, and excellence in, undergraduate teaching at the introductory and advanced levels as well as scholarly achievement. Ph.D. required by August 2018.

Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements listed above, curriculum vitae, statement on teaching, writing sample (dissertation chapter or scholarly article), undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of recommendation. In your cover letter, in addition to describing your research and teaching interests, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or service might support the College’s mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visit

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Review of applications will begin on Monday, September 11 and continue until the position has been filled.  Initial preliminary interviews of selected applicants will take place via Skype by late October.  Questions about this search may be directed to Sahar Bazzaz, Chair of the East Asian Search Committee, History Department,

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 2,900 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium ( The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action in the workplace.

Posted: August 16, 2017