Asian American Studies, Northwestern University
January 15, 2021
Starting Date: 
September 1, 2021
Post date: August 20, 2020


Asian American Studies Program, Northwestern University

Northwestern University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Asian American Studies Program. We seek an open-field candidate to teach core courses in Asian American Studies and both introductory and advanced seminars on topics emerging from their research areas. We are especially interested in those who are trained in Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or other interdisciplinary fields. 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 non-tenure track, benefits eligible, full-time appointment starting September 1, 2021. 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.

The deadline to apply is January 15, 2021. 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

Additional information regarding the Asian American Studies Program and this position may be found here:   Inquiries may be sent to

Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment at

Application Instructions 

Applications Will Only Be Accepted online:

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

  1. Applications will only be accepted through the online form here. Please make sure all documents are prepared in advance, because partial applications will not be accepted and cannot be saved. 
  2. All uploaded files should be in Adobe PDF format or Word.doc. Files in another electronic format (e.g., MS Word) should be saved 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, though you may list up to four names. 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.
  4. Some things to remember when uploading your application documents:
    • Teaching evaluations can be combined and upload as one file.
    • 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. ONCE YOUR APPLICATION IS SUBMITTED YOUR APPLICATION CANNOT BE REVISED.
    • Applications that are complete by January 15, 2021, will be ensured full consideration. (References will be allowed to arrive for ten days after the deadline.) 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

Review Begins: 
January 15, 2021

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