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ASIANetwork Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian Studies

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Illinois College - Jacksonville, IL
Full Time

The History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion department seeks to hire an ASIANetwork Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian Studies for a one-year term starting August, 1 2024.  Supported by the ASIANetwork - Luce Foundation Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow Program, this position is half teaching and half research.  The fellow will teach one course in fall 2024 and two courses in spring 2025.  The successful candidate will have expertise in Japan and the ability to teach comparatively about topics in Asian Studies. They will have demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and diversity, equity, and inclusion. 


Since 1829, Illinois College has transformed the lives of undergraduate students. Founded by abolitionists, Illinois College was the first college in Illinois to graduate students as well as host a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. The College is focused on student success and provides many opportunities for faculty-student interaction beyond the classroom, including collaborative research projects, international study-travel, and mentoring/advising. The College is committed to ensuring access and equity.   


Illinois College seeks candidates who have a commitment to working closely with a wide range of students. Currently our population is approximately one-quarter students of color and 40% first-generation college students. Eagerness and ability to work with these populations is essential. Equally important is excellence in pedagogy and an openness to student-centered teaching approaches.


The College is located in historic Jacksonville, Illinois, 30 miles west of the capital city of Springfield and 70 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri.


Position Requirements:

  • Doctoral degree earned from a North American university within the last three years (no earlier than Spring 2021) focused on Japan.
  • Applicants who are ABD will be considered as long as they have a scheduled completion date prior to August 15, 2024 verified by their graduate advisor.
  • Interest in teaching undergraduate students.


Applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format.         

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • A statement of teaching philosophy that includes discussion of teaching to a diverse student body 
  • Contact information for three references (please no letters of recommendation)


Submit completed applications through the Illinois College Human Resources portal: Review of applications will begin on March 1 and continue until the position is filled.


Illinois College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented minorities and women