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University of Massachusetts Amherst

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Contact us:

History Dept., Herter Hall
University of Massachusetts
161 Presidents Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-9312

Tel. 413.545.1330
Fax. 413.545.6137



Faculty and Staff Employment Openings


Japanese History Assistant Professor

The Department of History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Japanese History from the nineteenth century to the present. We are particularly interested in applicants whose work addresses the social, cultural, or intellectual history of modern Japan, and candidates working in the area of Women’s History are especially encouraged to apply. The position will begin in September, 2014. A PhD in hand in History or closely related field at the time of appointment is expected, though advanced PhD candidates with firm completion dates will also be considered.

Applicants should submit a letter detailing their research interests and qualifications along with a CV, sample syllabi, a short writing sample (article- or chapter-length) and three letters of reference by October 15, 2013 to receive full consideration.

Electronic applications are preferred. Please send all materials by email to: Letters of reference and complete applications can also be submitted by postal mail to: Japanese History Search Committee, Department of History, Herter Hall 616, University of Massachusetts, 161 Presidents Drive, Amherst, MA 01003-9312.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is a member of the Five College consortium along with Amherst, Smith, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke colleges and is also a member of the Academic Career Network, a resource for dual career couples. The University of Massachusetts is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The department is committed to developing a more diverse faculty, student body, and curriculum. Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.

The University seeks to increase the diversity of its professoriate, workforce and undergraduate and graduate student populations because broad diversity is critical to achieving the University's mission of excellence in education, research, educational access and service in an increasingly diverse globalized society. Therefore, in holistically assessing many qualifications of each applicant of any race or gender we would factor favorably an individual’s record of conduct that includes students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. Among other qualifications, we would also factor favorably experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic career or degree.

Revised per EO&D