Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Research Associate
Asian American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Urbana, IL)
March 1, 2023
Starting Date: 
August 16, 2024
Post date: November 16, 2023

The Department of Asian American Studies (AAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks two postdoctoral research associates for the 2024-2025 academic year. This is a one-year appointment with a start date of August 16, 2024. Applicants must demonstrate promise for a tenure-track appointment at a research college or university, and their primary research focus must be in Asian American Studies. Proposed research projects should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field. The postdoctoral research associate will be housed in the Department of Asian American Studies and will be provided opportunities to build a supportive on-campus community with the postdoctoral research associates from American Indian and Indigenous Studies, African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Latina/Latino Studies. 

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Applicants must have received a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree within the past five years or have completed this requirement by August 15, 2024.

This is an external appointment. Current University of Illinois faculty members and graduate students at the Urbana-Champaign campus are not eligible to apply. Scholars who received their Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are also not eligible for this appointment. 

Salary and Appointment Information   

This is a one-year appointment that is renewable for an additional year, contingent on satisfactory performance review, funding, and unit needs. The appointment has a target start date of August 16, 2024, and is for a nine-month period, August 16, 2024 – May 15, 2025. Recipient may not hold other postdoctoral positions, fellowships, or awards during the appointment period. The postdoctoral research associate is expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment (August 16, 2024 – May 15, 2025).  

The postdoctoral research associate will be expected to participate in research and teaching. While research and participation in the intellectual life of the program is the primary responsibility, the postdoctoral research associate will be expected to teach one course in Asian American Studies. The specific teaching duties will be decided in consultation with the Director. 

The salary is $58,240 paid over a 12-month period (August 16, 2024 – August 15, 2025) and includes a comprehensive benefits package. A research budget of $5,000 will be provided. The department will provide the postdoctoral research associate with office space. 

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Application Instructions 

To apply, create your candidate profile through and upload your application materials:

·         Letter of application

·         Curriculum vitae

·         Two scholarly writing samples

·         Contact information for three professional references

To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be submitted by 6 pm CST on March 1, 2024.  

For further information on Asian American Studies, please visit our website:  Questions regarding the postdoctoral research associate position may be directed to Christine Lyke (  For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137 or

Review Begins: 
March 2, 2024

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