Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Asian American History
The Department of History and the Program in American Studies, Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.)
September 30, 2022
Starting Date: 
August 1, 2023
Post date: August 23, 2022

Overview: The Department of History and the Program in American Studies at Georgetown University invite applications for a joint full-time tenure-line Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Asian American History position. We seek an innovative scholar and teacher whose work in Asian American History explores capitalism and empire; labor and migration; placemaking and community formation; refugees, citizenship, and the military/carceral state; gender and sexuality; and/or culture, law, and politics. We especially encourage applications from historians whose work intersects with other interdisciplinary fields through transnational, comparative, or thematic approaches.

For the first year, the successful candidate will hold the title of Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow, and will have no teaching and service responsibilities to allow a focus on research while receiving mentorship and support from two senior faculty members.

Position Details: The Department of History at Georgetown University is a collegial community of undergraduate majors, MA and PhD students, staff, alumni, and more than 40 full-time faculty members. Known as a leader in global, trans-regional, and comparative history, our faculty devote equal dedication to our scholarship and our students. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute at all levels of the department’s curriculum, from introductory undergraduate courses to graduate seminars.

The American Studies Program is Georgetown University’s largest interdisciplinary undergraduate major. Led by a committee of faculty housed in such fields as African American Studies, Anthropology, Art and Art History, Government, English, History, Linguistics, and Sociology, the American Studies Program encourages students to ask critical questions about power, identity, history, and American culture from a variety of perspectives. In American Studies, the successful candidate will be expected to teach core courses in the AMST major sequence; to mentor American Studies majors and direct undergraduate thesis projects; and to contribute regularly to the intellectual life and supervision of the program.

The regular teaching load for this position is 2-2. For the first year, the successful candidate will hold the title of Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow. The Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow Program at Georgetown attracts new faculty from a wide range of backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Provost’s Distinguished Fellows are on the tenure track, will be exempt from teaching and service duties in the first year of their appointments, and will devote their full-time effort to building their research programs. Fellows will be paired with two senior faculty mentors by their home departments.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2023. They should also demonstrate a commitment to academic excellence and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This commitment to DEI can be demonstrated in a number of ways, including through teaching and research on matters related to DEI or through service that has fostered DEI in a university community.Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please click here for more information, or contact the Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity & Affirmative Action (IDEAA) at (202) 687-4798. 

Application Instructions 

Application Details: Please submit the following required materials via Interfolio ( September 30, 2022:

1) Cover letter

2) Curriculum vitae

Additional materials—including a writing sample, 3-4 letters of recommendation, and a teaching dossier that testifies to the candidate’s ability to work with a diverse student population—will be requested from selected applicants. We will conduct first-round interviews via Zoom video conferencing.

Review Begins: 
October 1, 2022

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