Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies
Asian American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
December 21, 2018
Starting Date: 
July 1, 2019
Post date: November 6, 2018

The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position expected to begin July 1, 2019.

Area of specialization is open and all are encouraged to apply, with special consideration given to applicants with expertise in migration and refugee studies, environmental justice, and/or cultural studies. Applicants must be able to teach at least one of the lower division foundational courses in Asian American Studies. Expectations for the position include strong undergraduate teaching and mentoring; an active profile in research and professional activities; and departmental service. Applicants must expect to have Ph.D. in hand by August 1, 2019, in Asian American Studies or related fields.

The Department seeks candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.  The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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.

Application Instructions 

For primary consideration, complete all application requirements on or before December 21, 2018. The position is open until filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a research statement, and writing sample (30 pages max). We strongly encourage all applicants to submit an optional statement of contributions to diversity. Applicants also should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent through the UC Recruit online application.

Materials should be electronically submitted via UC Recruit:

Inquiries may be directed to Lisa Sun-Hee Park, Department Chair,

Review Begins: 
December 22, 2018

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