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Temporary Lecturers in Asian American Studies

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 19th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Oct 16, 2020 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: Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 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.



The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses in Asian American Studies for upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. All positions will be part time.

A Master’s Degree in Asian American Studies or related field is a minimum requirement; however, candidates with a PhD or ABD in Asian American Studies or related field (or equivalent degree) are preferred. In addition, at least one year of teaching experience is required.

Successful candidates will be hired to teach one or two courses listed in the Department’s current curricular offerings. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach queer studies, popular culture, transnationalism, law and immigration, environmental justice, communities, ethnographies, visual culture, and mental health from an Asian American studies perspective. Candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please review our list of course offerings available at

To apply, please go to the following link []. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact info of three references, a description of proposed courses, sample syllabi, and previous course evaluations. Please direct any questions to Department Assistant Cora Danielson at

This posting will remain open until October 31, 2020 to accommodate department needs. If you would like to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in May, winter quarter in October, and for spring quarter in February.

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.

  • Description of proposed courses and syllabus

  • Syllabus of course(s) taught

  • Teaching Evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)