Modern East Asian History Tenure-Track Faculty

Posted Date 1 month ago(9/8/2021 4:39 PM)
Number of Openings
Closing Date
To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by Friday, October 15, 2021.
Type of Search
Who May Apply
This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number
St Paul
History - CAS
Employment Type
Tenure Track Faculty
FLSA Status
Benefits Eligible


The University of St. Thomas invites applicants for a tenure-track position in history of modern East Asia to begin September 1, 2022. Geographic and/or thematic specialization are open and scholars focused on pre-modern East Asia with interest and demonstrated ability to teach the modern period are welcome to apply.


The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong research agenda and a commitment to teaching historical content, skills, and methods to undergraduates. The teaching load of three courses per semester involves some combination of the following: intro-level courses such as East Asian Civilization and World History in fulfillment of the core requirement as well as upper-level courses in their area of specialization for undergraduate history majors/minors and students in the International Studies program. The History Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in teaching, research or service toward building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.  


St. Thomas is a dynamic, urban university with 10,000 students and 450 full-time faculty. Located in the vibrant Minneapolis-St. Paul area, one of the nation’s top 25 metro centers, we are a liberal arts institution that values excellence in teaching and research and actively promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as an expression of our mission


The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all.  Our convictions of dignity, diversity, and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment.  We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means.  We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.  This commitment is consistent with our mission:  Inspired by Catholic intellectual tradition, the University of St. Thomas educates students to be morally responsible leaders who think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good.


A PhD is required (U.S. or Foreign Equivalent) or alternatively ABD will also be considered at the initial rank of instructor. All applicants must have demonstrable skills necessary for excellence in teaching.



Apply online at After creating and submitting an applicant profile, you will be taken to the job-specific application.  Here you will be asked to copy/paste a cover letter, detailing your interest in the position. Additionally, upload the following materials to your profile: 

1) Curriculum vitae

2) Complete the reference section of the application by providing contact information for 3 professional references. No references will be contacted without first getting the permission of the candidate. 

3) Statement on Philosophy of Teaching and Research

The written materials should address specifically how diversity, equity and inclusion are part of your teaching and research goals


Further application materials may be requested at a later date but no additional materials beyond those requested above are asked of you at this time.


To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by Friday, October 15, 2021.  The position will remain open until filled.  Questions about the position should be directed to the department chair (Kari Zimmerman;  If you encounter issues with the application process, please email Human Resources (


In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.


The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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