Assistant Professor, Dept. of History - East Asian History

Assistant Professor, Dept. of History - East Asian History


Rank: Assistant Professor
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
The History Department at Bridgewater State University trains students to engage in a sustained investigation of the record of humanity’s existence. Its faculty represent a wide range of specializations in United States and European history, as well as the history of societies in Africa, East Asia, Canada, Latin America, and the Middle East. From this broad perspective, our students are trained to think critically about how human societies change over time and how people both in the past and in our own day have tried to make sense of that change. History students acquire skills in collecting, synthesizing, and evaluating information from diverse sources, as well as presenting it in support of a coherent interpretation of the past. The unique combination of content knowledge and skills represented in the discipline of history allows students to develop a sophisticated understanding of human nature and human potential.



Bridgewater State University is a four-year comprehensive university in southeastern Massachusetts, serving over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students via opportunities for close student/faculty interaction and a commitment to social justice. Two-thirds of our students are first-generation college students, students of color, and/or Pell Grant recipients.
BSU is committed to the achievement of academic excellence by students from diverse backgrounds. BSU is primarily a teaching institution with ample opportunity for research (especially in collaboration with students).

Essential Duties:
The Department of History at Bridgewater State University invites applications for a tenure-track historian of East Asia at the rank of Assistant Professor. Field is open, but the department has a strong preference for a specialist in late imperial China (Song to Qing dynasties). Secondary teaching competence in modern China and East Asia more broadly is essential. Duties include the design and teaching of upper-division lecture courses in the history of pre-modern and modern East Asia; advanced colloquia/seminars on topics of particular interest; and lower-division survey courses in World history. Student advising and participation in departmental and university decision-making activities are also expected.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. in History by September 1, 2019 required.

Teaching experience and evidence of scholarly activity required.

Applicants should be strongly committed to excellence in teaching, advising, and working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity.

They should also have an ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning, the ability to work collaboratively, evidence of on-going scholarly activity, and interest in engaging students in faculty-student research as well as a commitment to public higher education.

Preferred Qualifications:

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00215P
Open Date: 09/13/2018
Close Date: 12/1/2018
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries as part of your application.

Please attach the following required materials:
• Letter of Interest
• CV
• Teaching Statement
• One or more sample course syllabuses should be uploaded as “Related Professional Materials.”

Three letters of recommendation should be sent by December , 2018 to Ms. Caroline Aronoff (Administrative Assistant, History Department), either electronically at or in hard copy form to Department of History, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA 02325

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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