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Assistant Prof Search in Asian American Studies 2018-19

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 5th, 2018
Last review date: Friday, Dec 21, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies

The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position expected to begin July 1, 2019.

Area of specialization is open and all are encouraged to apply, with special consideration given to applicants with expertise in migration and refugee studies, environmental justice, and/or cultural studies. Applicants must be able to teach at least one of the lower division foundational courses in Asian American Studies. Expectations for the position include strong undergraduate teaching and mentoring; an active profile in research and professional activities; and departmental service. Applicants must expect to have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2019, in Asian American Studies or related fields.

For primary consideration, complete all application requirements on or before December 21, 2018. The position is open until filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and writing sample (30 pages max). We strongly encourage all applicants to submit an optional statement of contributions to diversity. Applicants also should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent through the UC Recruit online application.

Materials should be electronically submitted via UC Recruit:

Inquiries may be directed to Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Department Chair,

The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Writing Sample (Maximum 30 pages)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required