Southwestern University, a national liberal arts college in the Austin metro area, invites applications for a three-year benefits-eligible position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in East Asian history. The second and third years of the appointment are contingent on satisfactory performance. The position requires teaching one World History course (with significant pre- or early modern coverage) and a combination of regional surveys and thematic seminars drawn from the candidate’s areas of expertise, in a 3-3 load. The successful candidate will offer exciting, engaging courses that are attractive to a wide range of students and accessible to first-years. The History Department’s four current members participate in several interdisciplinary programs (including Environmental Studies, Race and Ethnicity Studies, Feminist Studies, International Studies, and Latin American and Border Studies). We look for similar breadth in our candidates for visiting positions.

Qualifications preferred include Ph.D. completed by the time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate interest and potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Successful teaching experience is desirable. Candidates who have a strong commitment to inclusive pedagogy and enhancing diversity in academia are also preferred.

Southwestern University is a selective, undergraduate institution committed to a broad-based liberal arts, sciences, and fine arts education. Southwestern currently enrolls approximately 1,500 students and maintains a student to faculty ratio of 12 to 1.  In addition to a number of other national organizations, Southwestern University is a member of two consortia of liberal arts colleges, the Associated Colleges of the South and the Annapolis Group. Located in Georgetown, Texas, 28 miles north of downtown Austin, Southwestern is affiliated with The United Methodist Church. Southwestern University is committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourages applications from members of groups traditionally under-represented in academia.  For information concerning the University, visit our website at

For full consideration, a letter of application, CV, and three letters of reference should be submitted by 2 March 2020 to  Application materials received after this date may be considered until the position is filled.  Email and paper applications will not be accepted.

All offers of employment are contingent on successful completion of the University’s Background Check Policy process. Southwestern University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EOE/M/F