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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Asian/Global History with a focus in Digital Humanities
Simmons University

Date Posted Nov. 9, 2021
Title Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Asian/Global History with a focus in Digital Humanities
University Simmons University
Boston, MA, United States
Department Department of History
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2022
  • Assistant Professor
  • History - General
    History - Asian

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Asian/Global History with a focus in Digital Humanities

Main Campus - Boston, MA


Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and of challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first institutions of higher education to focus on preparing women to pursue independent livelihoods and has evolved to become a university offering a women-centered undergraduate program, with graduate programs open to all.

The Department of History is housed in the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities. The Gwen Ifill College is a collegial and supportive community of teachers and scholars within a uniquely multidisciplinary College. Simmons faculty and staff are committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. As a University focused on inclusive excellence, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

The History Department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment in Asian/Global History with a focus in Digital Humanities, beginning Fall 2022. Diverse geographic areas of specialization, including East and South Asia and the Indian Ocean are welcome. Creative pursuit of digital teaching practices and scholarship is also desirable.

The History Department teaches a variety of graduate and undergraduate courses including trans-nationalism, gender history, collective memory, environmental history, and conflict analysis. History contributes to the offerings of the Critical Race, Gender and Cultural Studies and the International Relations programs. In partnership with the School of Library and Information Science, the Department has a robust dual-degree program in History and Archives that attracts students from across the country. This program is looking to build its offerings in digital humanities.

Candidates should demonstrate a commitment to teaching and scholarly excellence. We seek individuals who can contribute to teaching the World History sequence and to those who incorporate trans-Asian, comparative and digital humanities methodologies into their scholarship and public-facing work. Responsibilities include teaching six courses a year to undergraduate and master's students, developing one's scholarship, advising students, and serving on committees that advance the mission of the institution. Faculty in the History Department contribute to PLAN, a general education curriculum, that highlights diversity, civic engagement, interdisciplinarity, leadership, and self-directed learning.

Minimum Qualifications
  • A PhD in History is preferred, but applicants with PhDs in affiliated fields will be considered. ABD candidates are welcome to apply, but the doctorate must be completed by Fall, 2022
  • Demonstrated quality teaching at the university level
  • Evidence and/or promise of scholarly production
  • Interest in digital projects that increase public engagement and expand teaching strategies

To apply, please upload your CV and Cover Letter, which should include a statement of teaching philosophy and research plans, to the on-line application portal.

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Those individuals selected for interviews will also need to send three recommendation letters and a writing sample.

Please address any questions to Dr. Stephen Ortega, Chair of Search Committee, Associate Professor in History,

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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