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Assistant Professor: Asian American Studies

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Boulder, Colorado

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Job Summary

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Asian American Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who examine gender and sexuality in transnational and comparative perspectives. In line with building our newly established Ph.D. program in Comparative Ethnic Studies, we welcome comparative, interdisciplinary, and intersectional approaches and innovative theoretical perspectives. The successful candidate must have a completed PhD by Fall 2019 start date. Candidates will teach courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level and show evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence and to the training and mentoring of doctoral students. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of research excellence and productivity.  

The Department of Ethnic Studies openly embraces diversity and inclusivity, and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, genders, classes, sexualities, nationalities, and religions. 

Who We Are

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder is the intellectual core of the university, conducting research, scholarship, creative work and education in more than 60 fields.  Our research generates new knowledge, solving some of the world’s most critical problems. The college leads nationally in undergraduate and graduate education, bringing world-class research and scholarship to our students, both in and out of the classroom. The college is the academic home to all five of the university’s Nobel laureates. Additionally, it is home to the university’s four National Medal of Science winners, eight MacArthur "Genius Award" winners, 100 Fulbright Scholars, 17 Guggenheim Fellows, 14 Packard Fellows, 24 members of the National Academy of Sciences, and 23 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. CU-Boulder is the only university in the Rocky Mountain region in the American Association of Universities, a group of the nation’s leading research institutions.

The Department of Ethnic Studies is a dynamic unit dedicated to studying and teaching about race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and power in national and transnational contexts. The Department offers an undergraduate major and minor in Ethnic Studies, and a doctoral degree and a graduate certificate in Comparative Ethnic Studies.

What You Should Know

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What We Require

Minimum Qualifications: 
  • A Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or other relevant disciplines with a specific focus on Asian American Studies  or Asian American topics within Comparative Ethnic Studies. 

What We Would Like You To Have

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preference will be given to advanced assistant professors that have a demonstrable track record of research excellence and productivity.

Special Instructions

To apply, please summit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter, which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications.
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae.
  3. Sample publication.
  4. Evidence of Teaching Excellence.
  5. You will need to submit 3 references for this position. These individuals will be contacted and asked to submit a letter of recommendation as part of your application materials. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee. 
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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