Boston University, Department of History

Position ID:BU-History-ASTP [#19410]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: History / East Asian History, Southeast Asian
Appl Deadline:2021/10/12 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/09/02, finished 2022/04/16, listed until 2022/03/02)
Position Description:    

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The History Department at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in Modern East Asian History, beginning Fall 2022.

The Department seeks candidates with expertise in modern East Asian history, and possible intersecting interests in Southeast Asia, with a preference for applicants with comparative, transnational or global perspectives. Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to excellence in research and teaching. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and graduate core courses and in fields of specialization. Ph.D. in hand by beginning of employment. Applicants should submit by October 12, 2021 a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, a C.V., and two letters of recommendation to Academic Jobs Online ( We encourage candidates to address in these materials their past and future contributions to diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research, and other professional activities. Further documentation may be requested of short-listed applicants. Review of applications will begin immediately after October 12; preliminary virtual interviews will be conducted in November 2021 with campus visits anticipated shortly thereafter. We are committed to reviewing candidacies in the spirit of our department and university’s institutional values regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion. Please direct any questions about this position to Professor Benjamin Siegel at

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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226 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215