Assistant Professor, Race, Diaspora, and Empire: Asian American, Asian Diasporic Literature

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As part of our developing emphasis on race, diaspora, and empire, the Department of English at Vanderbilt University seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in twentieth- and/or twenty-first-century Asian American, Pacific Island, or Asian-diasporic literature or media. We invite candidates who work on the cultural histories and theories of race, diaspora, colonialism, indigeneity, and/or gender and sexuality. We are especially interested in comparative approaches across regions and languages.


Applicants must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. before July 2022 in English, comparative literature, or another related field. Evidence of effective and inclusive teaching is essential.

Application Instructions:

To be considered, submit a letter of application, CV, research statement, diversity statement, writing sample (an article or chapter), three letters of recommendation, and teaching dossier (teaching statement, student evaluations, and two sample syllabi) by 31 October 2021. Applications should be submitted here: . Please contact with questions about the position.

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