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Assistant Professor - Chinese History (Deadline: November 26th, 2017)

City: 
Charlotte
State: 
North Carolina
Organization Name: 
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Contact: 
Name: 
Professor Maren Ehlers
Description: 

Assistant Professor in Chinese History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte The Department of History at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in the field of Chinese History to begin August 2018. Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. in History or a related field at the time of appointment, show evidence of a strong potential for professional development as a scholar and teacher, and demonstrate a commitment to promoting diversity as a value in the department and college. A research and teaching focus on Chinese History is required; the time period and thematic specialization are open.

This position will have its tenure home in the History Department, a department in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The History Department employs 30 full-time and 15 part-time faculty members. Degree programs include the B.A. in History (approximately 400 majors), the M.A. in History (approximately 50 students) as well as B.A. and M.A. degrees in Latin American Studies. The department works closely with other departments and programs across the university, including Africana Studies, American Studies, Women and Gender Studies; Global, Area, and International Studies; and Religious Studies. It also houses several journals and professional associations, including the Journal of Urban History, First World War Studies, and The Latin Americanist, and the Conference on Latin American History, an affiliate of the American Historical Association. The department’s M.A. program in History also features a special track in Public History. The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate and graduate degree programs in History as well as the general education program.

The successful candidate will also contribute to a growing focus on Chinese Studies at UNC Charlotte. The university maintains active partnerships with nine Chinese institutions of higher education including Fudan University, Xiamen University, and East China Normal University. The Department of Languages and Culture Studies offers a Chinese minor and hosts a Confucius Institute (in collaboration with Shanxi University), which provides support for language training and academic exchange and promotes Chinese culture through extracurricular events.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, UNC Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

Screening of applications will begin November 26, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu and should include a cover letter, CV, and a writing sample not to exceed 30 pages. Three letters of recommendation should be emailed separately to history@uncc.edu; candidates selected for further consideration will need to submit original recommendation letters at a later date. Informal inquiries can be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Maren Ehlers (mehlers@uncc.edu).