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History (Asian): tenure-track, Assistant Professor

History – Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Asian History beginning in August of the 2018-19 academic year. Augustana College is a selective liberal arts college of approximately 2,500 students, most of whom live on a wooded 115-acre campus.  Rock Island, Illinois, is part of the Illinois-Iowa Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, a diverse metropolitan area with 400,000 residents, located about three hours west of Chicago and 45 minutes east of Iowa City, home of the University of Iowa.
The department seeks candidates with dynamic teaching strategies and an interest in developing classroom pedagogies that foster historical thinking. Teaching responsibilities include introductory and upper-level history courses in the area of the candidate’s expertise as well as interdisciplinary courses for the first-year liberal studies program. Geographic area of expertise is flexible, but candidates with the ability to teach East Asian, World History, and topics pre-1800 will be preferred. The position would also anchor the Asian Studies program, which currently offers both a major and minor; candidates can anticipate coordinating study abroad programs and working closely with the interdisciplinary Asian Studies program. Applicants must be fluent in at least one Asian language and able to negotiate with academics and officials abroad. Candidates must be prepared to serve a growing cohort of racially and ethnically diverse undergraduates and to promote the success of a diverse student population. Our department regards faculty scholarship as crucial to engaged teaching, and the college offers support for faculty development and research in the form of workshop opportunities, research grants, travel stipends, pre-tenure paid leaves, and post-tenure sabbaticals.
A Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment is expected. Details about Augustana College, our expectation of the faculty, the selection process, and the Quad Cities are available at the Faculty Search website:  http://www.augustanafaculty.org .
Questions may be directed to Brian Leech, Search Committee Chair, at brianleech@augustana.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and priority will be given to applications that are complete by November 22, 2017.
To apply, please email application materials to sherrydocherty@augustana.edu using the subject line: Search #108-18 Asian History, and directed to Gail Summer. Alternatively, application materials can be mailed to: Search #108-18 Asian History, C/O Gail Summer, Dean of the College, Augustana College, 639 – 38th Street, Rock Island, IL 61201.  Application materials should include: a cover letter indicating an interest in and understanding of teaching in a liberal arts setting, including connections between teaching and scholarly activity; curriculum vitae; copy of graduate transcripts; a sample syllabus; a teaching statement demonstrating commitment to excellence in undergraduate education, including potential research collaboration with students; a writing sample; and three letters of recommendation (including contact information). 
Augustana College is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from women and persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds.  We do not discriminate based on age, race, color, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or creed.

Review of applications will begin immediately and priority will be given to applications that are complete by November 22, 2017.

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