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Job Summary

The Center for Asian Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a non-tenure track full-time instructor position in Asian Studies.  A PhD is required at the time of appointment.  Any Asian Studies related discipline or field of specialization will be considered. The appointment begins August 2020. We seek an Asianist to teach a suite of courses required as part of the Asian Studies BA, including Gateway to Asian Studies, the Senior Capstone Seminar, as well as lower and upper division courses related to the instructor’s field of specialization. We are particularly interested in candidates who could teach a new course in Southeast Asian Civilizations. The position also assists with overseeing the Center’s Asian Internship Program. The successful candidate will contribute to growing the Asian Studies program and maintaining the Center’s undergraduate research publication, The Colorado Journal of Asian Studies. While candidates with experience living or teaching in any region of Asia will be considered, preference will be given to Southeast Asia as a growing regional focus within our Asian Studies program.

Who We Are

The Center for Asian Studies was established in 1999 to advance knowledge of Asia through undergraduate and graduate education, faculty research, and outreach programs for the broader community. The Center is committed to managing and expanding the interdisciplinary major in Asian Studies by providing student fellowships, scholarships, and study opportunities, by investing in faculty research and professional development, by providing support for building Asia-related resources on the CU Boulder campus, by developing academic exchanges with Asian-based colleagues and students, and by engaging the local community with Asia-related programs and events. The Center also serves to promote the University’s Flagship 2030 Initiative to ‘Build a Global Crossroads’ by internationalizing education on campus and promoting Asia in the context of global studies. Finally, the Center serves as a link and community-building resource for faculty and students across the University.

What You Should Know

This appointment begins August 2020.
The Teaching load for Full Time instructors at CU Boulder, in the College of Arts and Sciences, is 4 courses per semester. 

What We Can Offer

Salary Range for this position is $48,000 - $52,000. 


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

A PhD is required at the time of appointment.  Any Asian Studies related discipline or field of specialization will be considered.

What We Would Like You To Have

Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, field research, or experience living in Asia, and specializations that complement the Center’s developing strengths in Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Southwest Asia. 

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Teaching/Course Evaluations
  5. OPTIONAL: Syllabus/Syllabi
During the application process you will need to enter contact information for three references and we will request letters of recommendation and additional materials, if needed, as the search progresses.

Review of applications will begin on March 1st and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Please contact Center for Asian Studies Faculty Director Tim Oakes ( with any queries regarding this position.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.