Asian History

Asian History.  The Department of History at the University of California, Davis, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in China/East Asia history. All periods and areas of specialization are welcome, but we are particularly interested in those candidates whose scholarship locates East Asian history in a larger transcultural, comparative, or global context. The successful candidate will teach appropriate survey courses of East Asian civilizations, as well as other upper-division and graduate courses commensurate to her/his/their specializations.  However, she/he/they should be able to teach baseline courses in Chinese history, and also to supervise Ph.D. students and develop our Asian studies graduate programs through research, mentorship and outreach activities.  

Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by the beginning of the appointment in July 2024. The deadline to apply is October 31, 2023. The application material includes a cover letter, CV, a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of contribution to diversity. Applications will be accepted online only. Please follow the instructions as stated on the recruitment website.  Apply at The position will remain open until filled. 

The History department is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages women, non-binary individuals, minorities, or persons with disabilities to apply. 

U.C. Davis is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the development of a climate that supports equality of opportunity and respect for differences.  CONTACT: East Asia/China history search Committee Chair, Department of History, One Shields Avenue, University of California, Davis, CA 95616.