Postdoctoral Associate in Asian American & Diaspora Studies
Humanities and Social Sciences, Duke University (Durham, North Carolina)
March 16, 2020
Starting Date: 
August 1, 2020
Post date: February 29, 2020

The Asian American & Diaspora Studies Program at Duke University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position in Asian American Studies.  The associate will teach in the Asian American Studies curriculum and be active in programming outreach. The selected candidate is expected to engage in original research, to teach one course per semester (an introductory survey on Asian American Studies and a course on the associate’s research area), and to participate in the intellectual and public life of the university.  The associate will be mentored by senior faculty and have access to professional development and other resources on campus. Expertise in a variety of fields and disciplines will be considered including Literature, History, Visual and Media studies, Gender and Sexuality studies, Global studies, Sociology, Critical Race studies, Cultural Anthropology, and related disciplines.

Position begins August 1, 2020 and is for one academic year, with possibility for extension for the second academic year subject to budget approval and satisfactory review.  Position is open to recent PhDs and early-career assistant professors. Applicants are expected to have completed their PhD no later than June 2020.

Application Instructions 

To apply, submit electronically a C.V., letter of application, a one-page research statement, two sample course syllabi (including an introductory Asian American studies course), and three letters of reference.  These materials should be submitted through Academic Jobs Online. Applicants should be sure to select Disciplines/Subject Areas on the AJO application form. The application address is

All materials received by March 16, 2020 will receive full consideration.  Duke University, located in Durham, North Carolina, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Questions may be directed to: Use “Asian Am Postdoc: Disciplinary Interest(s)” as the subject line.

Review Begins: 
March 16, 2020

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