CfA: Visiting Assistant Professor of East Asian History – St. Lawrence University


The History Department at St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in East Asian History for one year, possibly renewable, beginning August 2023.

The area of specialization is open. Experience teaching introductory undergraduate courses is preferred. The standard teaching load is three courses per semester, including broad introductory Asian history surveys. Candidates who bring innovative and creative approaches to teaching and who could offer courses in one or more of the following thematic areas are especially encouraged to apply: environmental history, medicine/public health, migration studies, and/or history of media/technology. The History department values diverse interdisciplinary and transnational connections in our teaching and research, and strongly encourages applications from candidates who can develop courses in Asian Studies or other departments/programs.

We welcome applications from candidates who bring diverse cultural, ethnic, and national perspectives to their scholarly work and teaching. Both the University and the History Department are committed to diversity among its faculty, staff, and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged. St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (See the University diversity statement at:

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment is required.

Contact Info: 

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the “special instructions to applicant” section.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to the search chair, Dr. Melissane Schrems, by e-mail ( or phone (315-229-5221).

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

St. Lawrence University policy requires all employees and students to be up to date with available vaccinations against Covid-19 including, as applicable, a booster shot. Individuals may apply for a medical or religious exemption from this policy.