Michigan State University actively promotes dynamic research and learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, and cultural backgrounds pursue academic goals with mutual respect and shared inquiry. Michigan State University's Department of History seeks a historian with research expertise in South Asian History in the pre-modern period, with a preference for late medieval and early modern. This is a 9-month tenure system position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The candidate must be able to teach classes on South Asian history, Asian history more broadly, and world history. The successful candidate will enhance department and college research strengths in a variety of areas and is expected to promote collaborations with scholars in other units across the university.
The teaching load is two courses per semester. Evidence of excellence in scholarship and a strong commitment to teaching is expected. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue external funding in the form of grants and fellowships. Salary, benefits, and support for research are competitive. Full-time academic year appointment will begin on August 16, 2023.
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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
A PhD at the time of employment is required.
Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in professional activities
Experience teaching undergraduate courses at various levels
Demonstrated commitment to service to the profession
Experience seeking and securing external funding to support research
Interdisciplinary scholarly interests connecting to work being done through MSU’s Asian Studies Center
Required Application Materials
A curriculum vitae;
Cover letter addressing research and teaching;
A diversity and inclusion statement addressing how the candidate’s contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance MSU’s commitment to inclusive excellence;
A writing sample (max 50 pages);
The names and email addresses of three confidential references
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
For full consideration, application materials must be submitted electronically via posting number 814791 on careers.msu.edu by November 7, 2022. Inquiries about the position can be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. Yulian Wu at email@example.com
Reviews of applications will begin on November 7 and will continue until the position is filled.
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