Assistant Professor in Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature

University of California Santa Barbara Department of English

United States

Assistant Professor, Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature

Job #JPF01847
  • College of Letters & Science - Humanities and Fine Arts - English

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 9th, 2020

Next review date: Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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 English is seeking a candidate for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in Asian American and Pacific Islander literature. We are interested in a scholar whose work cuts across a wide range of critical theory and cultural practice, moves beyond national and linguistic boundaries, and focuses on print, digital, and/or expressive cultures emerging from the transpacific experience. Joining an intellectual community committed to the idea of the humanities as an agent for change, the ideal candidate would be able to teach a range of courses in our English Department (see ), further enhancing our strength in ethnic and BIPOC literatures. Position begins July 1, 2021.

Applicants are expected to have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in English (or a commensurate field) except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. Shortlisted candidates may be asked by the search committee for available parts of the dissertation, which should be completed at time of appointment. Additionally, Ph.D. dissertation in English (or a commensurate and appropriate field) should be completed at time of appointment. It is preferred that Some teaching experience at the university level as evidenced in the CV.

To ensure full consideration, please submit a letter of application, CV, a writing sample, a statement of teaching, a statement of research, a diversity statement, and arrange to have 3-5 letters of recommendation sent to the search committee through UC Recruit at . Primary consideration will be given to complete applications received by December 10, 2020. Position is open until filled. Inquiries about the position may be directed to

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the inclusive excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

Statements of Inclusive Excellence

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.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Writing Sample
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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