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Lecturers in Asian American Studies

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer (Non-Senate Faculty)
Percent time: 33-67% depending on department needs
Anticipated start: January 9, 2023 (Winter 2023), April 3, 2023 (Spring 2023), June 26, 2023 (Summer 2023), September 24, 2023 (Fall 2023)
Position duration: 3 months with the possibility of renewal depending on department needs

Application Window

Open date: November 18, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Feb 6, 2023 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: Friday, Mar 31, 2023 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.

Position description


The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a pool of qualified 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.

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 mental health, transnationalism, law and immigration, environmental justice, communities, and ethnographies 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

This posting will remain open until March 31, 2023 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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Masters Degree in Asian American Studies or related fields.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidate must have at least one year of teaching experience.

Preferred qualifications

Ph.D. trained in Asian American Studies or related fields or completion of all requirements for a Ph.D. in Asian American Studies or related field (or equivalent degree) except dissertation at the time of application. Strong teaching background desired.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Description of proposed courses and syllabi

  • Syllabi of courses taught

  • Teaching evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide the names and complete contact information for 3 references. If any of these required references are non-responsive, the department will reach out to any optional references provided by the candidate. The department will conduct a reference check for the finalist before extending an offer.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA