Visiting Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

United States

Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies

Department of Asian American Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies. We seek a theoretically sophisticated interdisciplinary scholar trained in ethnic studies or related fields to teach core courses in Asian American Studies. Topics of instruction can include but is not limited to introduction to the field, race and empire, gender and sexuality, immigration, citizenship, literature, arts, and/or media.  Applicants must demonstrate a strong record and teaching experience in courses in Asian American studies and are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels based on curricular needs.


Candidates are responsible for maintaining an active research agenda, teaching two courses a semester, and contributing to departmental service duties.


The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit  



Candidates must have a Ph.D.  in ethnic studies or other related field relevant to Asian American Studies or equivalent by the time of appointment.   



This is a full-time, 9-month service basis appointment, non-tenure track position for Aug 16, 2020- May 15, 2021. A one-time renewal of the position is possible and contingent on availability of funding, sufficient enrollments, and strong performance reviews.


The expected start date is August 16, 2020. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.



To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at and upload your required application materials: cover letter, CV, teaching statement, sample syllabus, and three professional references by February 3, 2020. Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses of three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.


For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Christine Lyke at

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