Assistant Professor - Asian American or Asian Diasporic Literature

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The English Department at the University of Chicago seeks candidates for a tenure-track appointment in Asian American or Asian Diasporic Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. All requirements for a Ph.D. must be completed prior to the start of the appointment.

Applicants should submit the following materials to the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment website at apply.interfolio.com/91978 by 11 pm on October 31, 2021:

  • a cover letter
  • cv
  • a research statement discussing the applicant’s current and future scholarly projects, including a detailed overview of the dissertation and/or book project
  • writing sample (an article or a chapter)
  • two letters of recommendation

Additional materials, such as a teaching statement and additional writing samples, may be requested at a later stage.

For more information about the Department of English Language and Literature, please visit english.uchicago.edu. For questions about the position, please contact lmerchant@uchicago.edu. 

This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.


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