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One-Year Visiting Instructor in Asian or Pacific Islander History
College of Arts & Sciences
Full Time Faculty
Full time faculty

The Department of History at University of Portland invites applications for a one-year Visiting Instructor position in Asian or Pacific Islander history beginning Fall 2020, for the 2020-21 academic year. Area of specialization is open (East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Pacific Islands, transregional/transnational). The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and success in teaching, as well as the ability to collaborate with faculty in the department. In addition, the successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and success in diversity & inclusion work within or transferable to higher education; these should be described in the cover letter and the teaching statement.

For more information about the College of Arts & Sciences, please visit http://college.up.edu

This is a one-year, full-time faculty position with benefits. Benefits include: medical & dental insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, sick time, and tuition remission benefits for the employee (not children or family) starting after 90 days of employment.. (Please note that eligibility for all University benefits is subject to applicable policies, practices, and requirements.)

Applications will be reviewed starting February 7, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.

The successful candidate will teach four courses each semester in the History Department; three courses will be lower-division surveys and one will be an upper-division course in a specialized topic of Asian history wtihin the candidate's field of expertise. 

Education and/or Experience

Required: Ph.D. or ABD in Asian or Pacific Islander History or Asian/Pacific Islander Studies.
Required: Demonstrated experience and success in teaching, as well as the ability to collaborate with faculty in the department.
Required: Demonstrated knowledge, skills and success in diversity & inclusion work within or transferable to higher education (diversity & inclusion work should be described in the cover letter and teaching statement, as described below in the "application instructions").

Application instructions

A complete application consists of the following:

-A cover letter explaining the applicant's interest in the position and describing diversity & inclusion work.

-Curriculum vitae

-A statement of teaching philosophy, prior experience, description of diversity & inclusion work, and specific examples of teaching effectiveness

-Contact information for three references from whom we can solicit letters of recommendation (recommenders will automatically be sent e-mails with specific directions about how and where to upload their letters).


Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Notice of University requirements regarding offers of employment and background investigations: Offers of employment by the University are in in writing and signed by the head of the Office of Human Resources and the President, the Provost, or a Vice President. Any offers of employment that do not meet these requirements are not final and are contingent on final approval by Human Resources and receipt of a written offer of employment that meets the previously-stated requirements. A background investigation process is required before final hiring procedures can be completed for all faculty and staff positions. Any offers received before a background investigation is successfully completed are not final and are contingent on successful completion of a background investigation.


For those requiring a reasonable accommodation to apply: Applicants who have a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation regarding the application or hiring process should contact Human Resources (503) 943-8484.


The University’s mission and EEO statement: Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university with a mission of teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership. The University of Portland is an equal opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. The University of Portland does not discriminate in its educational programs, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs, or employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis protected by and consistent with the law. Please see the University’s full Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination Policy here: https://www.up.edu/disclosures/nondiscrimination-policy.html.