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Assistant Professor of History

The Department of History at St. Norbert College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Asian history at the rank of assistant professor, to begin August 2021. Area of geographic specialization is open (East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, transregional/transnational).


The successful candidate will demonstrate skills in and enthusiasm for teaching at a liberal arts college as well as strong scholarly potential in historical research. PhD is required, either in history or in one of the innovative related interdisciplinary fields, as are strong language skills in their field of research. The successful candidate must have PhD in hand by August, 2021. Teaching duties consist of three courses per semester, major courses by specialty and introductory courses in East Asian history, some of which will contribute to the Core Curriculum. Ability to teach one or more courses in Chinese history is preferred.


St. Norbert College welcomes applications from members of all backgrounds and faith traditions.  The college’s culture emphasizes the Norbertine traditions of community and radical hospitality to provide an educational environment that fosters intellectual, spiritual and personal development. We seek applicants who will contribute to our mission and support our commitment to building a vibrant, diverse and spiritually engaged community (


St. Norbert College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing the diversity of our people, ideas and talents. We welcome individuals with diverse experiences, backgrounds, and skills to join our college community in our pursuit of inclusion and excellence. Applications from members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged (


Deadline for applications is December 7, 2020. Interested candidates should submit an application letter that addresses teaching effectiveness and scholarly interests; a curriculum vitae that includes a list of references and courses taught; a scholarly writing sample; and a 1-2 page statement of teaching philosophy, via the "Apply Now" link found on this page.


Additionally, please have three letters of recommendation addressed to Dr. Jennifer Hockenbery, Divisional Dean of Humanities, St. Norbert College, sent to (Administrative Specialist, Humanities).

Position is subject to final budget approval in March.