College of Liberal Arts & Sciences: Assistant/Associate Professor — Department of Asian American Stu

Assistant or Associate Professor in Asian American Studies and the Humanities

The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant or Associate Professor with particular research and teaching in cultural studies, literature, history, or other allied humanities-driven fields.

We seek a scholar trained in humanities disciplines or interdisciplinary programs such as English, History, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies and related fields. Research specialization is open with special consideration for scholars whose work addresses gender and sexuality studies, law, immigration, politics and activism, racial and social inequalities, or race and indigeneity. Candidates with a documented commitment to working with students or faculty from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented in the field through teaching, mentoring, or administration are especially encouraged to apply.

The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community.

For further information about our department, please see  Widely recognized for its standing in race, gender and sexuality, religion and migration, social movements, transnational and transoceanic crossings, race and empire, racial capitalism, and critical refugee studies, our research-intensive department includes faculty with strong commitments to interdisciplinary fields both within and beyond the department. Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Christine Lyke ( 

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in the humanities, social sciences, interdisciplinary, or other related fields to Asian American studies, and is required before the starting date of employment. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2022; the starting salary is competitive. To apply, create your candidate profile through  and upload your application materials: cover letter, CV, contact information for three professional references, and a writing sample.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2021, but they will be accepted until the position is filled.  Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. Only applications submitted through the University of Illinois Job Board will be considered.

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The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment. The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility

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