Assistant Professor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies

The Department of American Studies and the Department of English at George Washington University seek applications to fill a joint tenure-track position in Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies at the rank of assistant professor beginning in Fall 2023. We welcome all areas of specialization, including history, literature, film, media studies, new media studies, cultural studies, and visual studies. 

Responsibilities include maintaining a robust research and publishing agenda. The candidate would also advise and teach undergraduate and graduate students in English and American Studies courses, in GW’s new Asian American Studies minor, and in the candidate’s own areas of research. Service would be limited to the candidate’s primary department.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in American Studies, English, or a related field by date of appointment, and have teaching experience and research experience or potential, as demonstrated by works in progress or scholarly publications.

Application Procedure: To be considered, please complete the online faculty application at and upload a cover letter, a current CV, and a writing sample (ideally 15-20 pages). We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials from those candidates selected for the second round of review. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on October 21, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Questions about the position should be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Professor Patricia Chu ( and Professor Thomas A. Guglielmo ( Applicants can learn more about GW’s English Department, American Studies Department, and Asian American Studies minor at their respective websites:,,

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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