Fresno State campus

Asian History - Assistant Professor

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Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: Fresno
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Faculty - Letters/Humanities, Faculty - Social Sciences, Probationary, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time

California State University, Fresno

College of Social Sciences

Department of History


Title:         Asian History

Rank:        Assistant Professor

Status:      Tenure Track

Start:        Fall 2021 (August 2021)

The Department of History at California State University, Fresno invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Asian History, 1600-present. Specialists of any area (East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia) are invited to apply. Candidates with a comparative, transnational, trans-imperial, or oceanic studies focus are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will develop and offer undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise as well as the department's World History surveys. The standard teaching load is 4/4 and is typically reduced during the first two years of the appointment, with competitive course releases available after that. The successful candidate will also maintain an active research and publishing agenda, and a commitment to student advising and university service.

Our Students:    California State University, Fresno, is committed to serving our students, focusing on inclusion. Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), an Asian American/Native American/Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and has been designated to the Community Engagement Classification by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Our Department:  The Department of History at California State University, Fresno employs 12 tenured and tenure-track professors who serve hundreds of undergraduate majors and graduate students. We are an intellectually active department with expertise in a range of fields, and extensive publications in both academic and trade presses. Our faculty engages with the public by writing op-ed pieces for local and national newspapers and working with public radio and community organizations. Our graduate students go on to teach at high schools and community colleges, pursue careers in museums and archives, and continue their education in Ph.D. programs.


Required Education (from an accredited institution or foreign equivalent):

An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in History by August 1, 2021, is required for an appointment to a tenure-track position.

Required Experience:

The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Demonstrated teaching potential at the undergraduate level
  • Evidence of an active research agenda 
  • Interest in comparative, transnational, trans-imperial or oceanic studies
  • Ability to teach World History

Application Procedures:  Preference will be given to those received by November 15, 2020. This position automatically closes May 1, 2021.

Apply online at and provide the following:

  1. cover letter
  2. vitae
  3. diversity statement
  4. and complete the reference form with names and addresses for 3 references.  We will contact them to submit a letter of reference.

All finalists will receive a request to send official transcripts and a writing sample.


Committee Information and Search process:

Search Chair:  Dr. Julia R. Shatz, Search Committee Chair
                         Department of History
                         College of Social Sciences

About Fresno State

California State University, Fresno is an engaged University. We focus on broadening students' intellectual horizons, fostering lifelong learning skills, developing tomorrow's leaders, promoting community involvement, and instilling an appreciation of world cultures. We nurture cultural competence by celebrating the campus community's rich diversity and welcoming the participation of all. Members of the University community are expected to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. For information on the University's commitment and dedication to creating a university known for its integrity, civility, equity, respect, and ethical behavior, please visit:  

The campus is ranked 24th in the nation by Washington Monthly, ranked 3rd by U.S. News & World Report in graduation rate performance for public institutions, and ranked 41st in MONEY Magazines 50 Best Public Colleges.

Tenure-Track Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.  For additional information, please visit:  We value our commitment to the success of our faculty by providing services from the Center for Faculty Excellence to Research and Sponsored Programs.

Other Campus Information:

In compliance with the Annual Security Report & Fire Safety Report of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, California State University, Fresno has made crime-reporting statistics available to applicants, students, and employees online at  Print copies are available by request from the Campus Police Department.

A background check (including criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily for this position. An offer of employment may be withdrawn or employment may be terminated based upon the results of the background investigation.

The person holding this position is considered a "limited reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment. You can obtain a copy of this Executive order by accessing the following website:

California State University, Fresno is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click

California State University, Fresno is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.


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