JOB OPPORTUNITIES

Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY invites applicants for a non-tenure line, 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Asian American Studies. We seek a candidate able to teach required introductory courses as well as both general and advanced seminars on topics emerging from their research areas. Responsibilities include: teaching six quarter-length courses annually with possible course reductions for additional service; program building; and collaborating with Asian American Studies students and faculty. This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment starting September 1, 2017. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, two sample syllabi, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations to the Asian American Studies Program at Northwestern University. Deadline to submit applications is January 9, 2017.

Inquiries may be sent to Search Chair at asianamerican@northwestern.edu

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Please read ALL instructions and make all preparations before proceeding to application page.

  1. Applications will only be accepted through the online form. Please make sure all documents are prepared in advance, because partial applications will not be accepted and cannot be saved. Also, please be sure all information is entered completely and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been accepted.
  2. All uploaded files should be in Adobe PDF format. Files in another electronic format (e.g., MS Word) should be "saved as" or "printed to" PDF format before uploading. If you only have a paper version of a particular document, you may scan it and save it as a PDF. However, the first method is preferred, because it retains text recognition capabilities.
  3. Three names and email addresses for external referees are required. NOTE: If you are using a professional placement or dossier service (e.g., Interfolio) to submit any or all recommendations, please use the service's address instead of your referee's address in the appropriate space. Once again, please be sure all addresses are entered correctly with no spelling errors; otherwise your referee or dossier service will not receive the instructions.
  4. Some things to remember when uploading your application documents:
    • Please note that no document may exceed 8 MB in size, so be sure to minimize the size of any large PDF files before uploading.
    • File names should not contain parentheses, quotation marks, or other such characters; the system will likely not accept such documents.
    • The size of the writing sample should be equivalent to a single journal article or book chapter; it may be published or unpublished. Only one sample need be submitted.
  5. When your PDF files and list of references are complete, you may proceed to the Online Application. All required fields must be filled in before you click on the "Submit Application" button. The system will not accept incomplete applications. Applications that are complete by January 9, 2017, will be ensured full consideration. You will receive an email confirmation shortly after your application has been received.

    If you have any questions about submitting your application, please contact Cheryl Jue at 847-467-7114 or c-jue@northwestern.edu

    Applicants for the Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies: Your referees will be automatically emailed instructions for uploading a letter of recommendation soon after you submit your completed online application. CLICK THE FOLLOWING LINK TO ACCESS APPLICATION PAGE: Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies