Assistant Professor

The Clements Department of History in Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences at Southern Methodist University seeks a tenure-track assistant professor in the history of China, beginning fall 2019.  Chronological and thematic specialization is open, and we especially encourage applicants whose research and teaching interests may complement areas of existing departmental strength in social, cultural, and political history; borderlands; comparative and transnational history; and digital humanities.  The successful candidate will be expected to teach broad surveys in Chinese and East Asian history, thematic courses or regional surveys grounded in his or her areas of expertise, and appropriate classes in our graduate program. Ph.D. required by Aug. 15, 2019; teaching experience desirable; salary competitive.  Employment eligibility verification required upon appointment.  For full consideration, applications must be received by Oct. 26, 2018, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  Preliminary interviews will be conducted via Skype in early-mid December.  Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (maximum fifty pages), and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Andrew R. Graybill, chair, via our website: The History Department will notify all applicants of its employment decision after the position is filled.  For more information about the History Department at SMU, please visit our website  SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.  The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,  Hiring is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.