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China/East Asian History

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China/East Asian History. The Department of History at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the history of 20th century China or transnational East Asia, with demonstrated research in Sinophone regions. All specializations are welcome, with a preference for gender or colonialism/post-colonialism. Teaching responsibilities include courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs and supervision of Ph.D. candidates in East Asian History. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the appropriate survey of East Asian history and an upper division course on Modern China, as well as other specialized upper-division and graduate courses. Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment and demonstrate promise of distinction in scholarship and teaching.

This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee’s qualifications.
Applicants should submit a letter of application detailing research (including dissertation, published monographs, and articles), C.V., a chapter-length writing sample, teaching evaluations, statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation. Optional submissions include additional evidence of teaching expertise (i.e., course syllabi, course descriptions, etc.). Applications will be accepted on-line. Please follow instructions at the recruitment website. Apply at For full consideration applications should be completed by October 15, 2016. The position will remain open until filled.

U.C. Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. CONTACT: China/East Asian History Committee Chair, Department of History, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.

Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Letter of Application - Detailing research including dissertation, published monographs, and articles.

  • Writing Sample - This must be a chapter-length writing sample.

  • Teaching Evaluations

  • Evidence of Teaching Expertise - This can include course syllabi, course descriptions, etc.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required