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Position Description:

Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY invites applicants for a full-time, non-tenure line, 2-year position as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Asian American Studies Program. We seek a candidate to teach courses in Cultural Studies (including Asian American popular culture and media), both general and advanced seminars on topics emerging from their research areas, and the Introduction to Asian American Studies course. 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, 2018. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience and 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, names and email addresses for three references, and teaching evaluations (as well as other relevant evidence of teaching effectiveness) at asianamerican.northwestern.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 13, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.


Additional information regarding the Asian American Studies Program and this position may be found here: http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu/. Inquiries may be sent to the Search Chair, Nitasha Sharma, at n-sharma@northwestern.edu.


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


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