Category Archives: Asian American Studies

Virginia Tech University Assistant Professorship in Race in American Religion and Culture

Deadline: January 29

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “The successful applicant will hold, by the time of
appointment, a Ph.D. in Religious Studies or a related humanities or social
scientific discipline, with an emphasis on race in the United States, will evidence
the ability to teach courses on race in American religion and culture, will
demonstrate current scholarly research activity on race in American religion and
culture, and will have training in and a commitment to interdisciplinary research
and teaching in the area of religion and culture.”



University of Michigan-Dearborn Assistant Professorship in English

Deadline: November 17 (posted on Higher Ed Jobs 12/8)

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: Inviting “applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track in 20-21st Century Ethnic and/or Immigrant literature (excluding African American literature) and Creative Writing, beginning September 1, 2018. Applications from those who teach Arab-American or Latinx literature are particularly welcome.”


Indiana University Open Rank Professorship in Race, Migration and Indigeneity

Deadline: December 8 “for best consideration” (posted on Higher Ed Jobs 12/8)

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “Candidates should be innovative scholar-teachers who conceptualize race/ethnicity, migration, and indigeneity in intersectional ways and who work to cross-pollinate ideas among various fields of inquiry. Candidates working on topics such as social movements; intersectional feminism(s); border politics (US-Mexican and US-Canadian); citizenship; Latino/a, Asian American, and Afro-Indigenous communities; Asian American and/or Pacific Islander literature, religion, and media representations are particularly urged to apply.”


Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellowship — Inequality in America

Deadline: January 16

Length: 2 years with possible renewal for a 3rd

Comments: Seeking recent PhDs working in one of the following research areas.


Michigan State University Assistant Professorship in Digital Humanities/Digital Rhetorics

Deadline: November 22

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “We favor candidates whose work engages with issues of rhetoric, culture, and environmental justice (such as rhetoric & food sovereignty, migration/immigration, environmental racism, land-based social justice issues, or culturally relevant environment rhetorics).”


University of Oregon Postdoctoral Fellowship in English

Deadline: November 15

Length: 2 years

Comments: “Applicants should have a demonstrated pedagogical and scholarly investment in the study of race and ethnicity and should hold a PhD in English, Folklore, Media Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cinema Studies, or a related field by June 1, 2018.” “We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations and/or work in fields of study historically underrepresented in the academy and who will enhance the English Department’s existing strengths in the study of African American, Latina/o, Asian American, and Native American and Indigenous Literatures and Cultural Productions. In addition to specialists in any of these fields, we also welcome comparative, interdisciplinary, queer, and intersectional research.”


University of Nevada-Las Vegas Assistant Professorship in Asian and Asian American Studies

Deadline: December 1

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “We are particularly interested in candidates who possess expertise in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander communities, diasporic cultures, gender and sexuality, critical race theory, and empire and colonialism.”

URL: UN-LV Asian Amer job

Harvey Mudd College Assistant Professorship in Asian American Studies

Deadline: December 18

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “We are seeking a scholar who approaches history from an interdisciplinary perspective and who has research and teaching expertise in South Asian, Muslim, Southeast Asian, or Pacific Islander communities. The successful candidate should, by the beginning of Fall 2018, hold a Ph.D. in ethnic studies, history, American Studies, or related fields.”


Cornell University Open Rank Professorship in Asian American Studies

Deadline: October 31

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “We are searching . . . across multiple fields within the humanities and the social sciences.” “We seek candidates with expertise in areas such as cinema and media studies, transnational Asian and Asian American cultural production, citizenship studies, immigration studies, political theory, environmental studies, ethnographic filmmaking, and gender studies.”

Pratt Institute Assistant/Associate Professorship in Critical Social Analysis

Deadline: October 21

Length: Tenure-track

Comments: “Qualified candidates include those who employ critical race theory and/or decolonizing approaches to cultural, social, or historical studies which focus on communication, media/social media, linguistic communities, translations, sound, narratives, and storytelling, all within south-north south-south, or south/east contexts, transits, and/or geographies. Research and teaching could be anchored to communities of color that engage with and extend existing paradigms in Indigenous/Native Studies, Black Studies, and/or Asian/American and Trans-Pacific Studies. Comparative, qualitative, and decolonial research is welcome.”

URL: Pratt job