Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies
University of San Diego (San Diego, CA)
June 13, 2023
Post date: June 13, 2022

Visiting Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies

Posting #: 4117
Position Status: Part-time temporary
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences

Department Description:
The University of San Diego is a private Roman Catholic university that sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people. The San Diego region is the third most populated area for American Indians in California and is surrounded by four autonomous Indigenous nations: the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cupeño, and Cahuilla. These four nations, represented by 17 federally recognized tribes, make San Diego County home to the largest concentration of individual tribes in the United States. San Diego is also the second largest city in the state, near the busiest port of entry on an international border, and hosts significant ethnic, immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. Serving more than 5,500 undergraduate students, the university holds a commitment to advancing academic excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service. The Department of Ethnic Studies is a vibrant, interdisciplinary program that critically situates itself within this geopolitical site and engages students in the historical, cultural, and socioeconomic dynamics of race and ethnicity in US, Indigenous, and transnational contexts. At the heart of our work is a commitment to applied social justice and community service learning that directly supports the values of Catholic Social Teaching.

University Description:
The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity's urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:
The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in Asian American Studies beginning in Fall 2022. The Visiting Professor will teach five courses over the year, work closely with faculty mentors, and participate in departmental research activities.

Special Conditions of Employment:
The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow ourCovid-19vaccinerequirement process.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Job Requirements:
Qualified candidates must hold a PhD or terminal degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field and have expertise in Asian American Studies as well as Comparative Ethnic Studies.
Applicants must have an active research agenda and be able to teach in-person, remote, and hybrid introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in Asian American Studies as well as Comparative Ethnic Studies; an ability to teach Introduction to Ethnic Studies is required.
Demonstrated experience working with Black, Indigenous, and people of color communities and mentoring BIPOC students is preferred.

Posting Salary:
Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits

The Professorship includes a competitive salary, benefits package, and travel funds for research and conferences.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer.USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions:
Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, applications should include:

1) Cover letter that includes relevant teaching experience, research, and experience working with Asian American communities

2) Teaching statement that describes teaching philosophy for a small, liberal arts Roman Catholic university

3) Curriculum Vitae

4) Sample course syllabi for a lower-division Introduction to Asian American Studies course and an upper-division Asian American Studies course

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, all materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1, 2022.

Josen Masangkay Diaz, Search Committee Chair
Department of Ethnic Studies
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, Maher Hall 210
San Diego, CA 92110
(619) 260-7740

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Additional Details:
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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Advertised: March 29, 2022 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

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