Visiting Assistant Professor-Chinese History (R2541)

The Department of History, Bates College, in Lewiston, Maine, invites applications for an Visiting Assistant Professor of Chinese history to begin work August 1, 2015. The Department of History seeks candidates who are capable of situating China in its broader global contexts and who are strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level and to research and publication. We seek someone focusing on China since 960 CE, with a preference for those specializing in the history of the Ming (1368-1644 CE) or Qing Dynasties (1644-1912 CE). Responsibilities include a one-semester survey of the full sweep of Chinese history and upper division thematic courses. The annual teaching load is five semester courses. The successful candidate will develop a curriculum centered on transnational and thematic history (e.g. economics, religion, gender, or environment) that complements the existing curricular and scholarly strengths of the department and the college.

The college and the History Department are committed to enhancing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. We welcome applications from all individuals with the ability to contribute to the college’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity, inclusiveness, and the transformative power of our differences. The search committee expects candidates who can contribute to this goal to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

Bates is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Because the college recognizes that employment decisions often involve two careers, Bates welcomes applications for shared positions. For more information about the college, please visit the Bates website: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.


Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed by August 1, 2015 their Ph.D. in History, East Asian Studies, or a related field.


Review of applications begins March 13, 2015 and will continue until the position has been filled. Applicants should submit the following materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts.