Lecturer in Asian American Studies

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The Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a full time renewable teaching track Lecturer in Asian American Studies. We are especially interested in applicants whose teaching deploys multidisciplinary perspectives, methods, and approaches to knowledge formation and transfer. As a multidisciplinary program, we welcome candidates from all fields in the humanities and interpretive social sciences; candidates working in Asian American histories, popular culture and media studies, environmental studies, arts and activism, war and empire, and other fields are welcome to apply. We especially welcome scholars who work in frameworks of comparative or relational racialization and transnationalism. 

The American Culture Studies (AMCS) program in Arts & Sciences at Washington University fosters the multidisciplinary study of the Americas. We promote a pluralistic and transnational view of American historical, social, political, material, and cultural contexts. We offer one major (American Culture Studies) and two minors (American Culture Studies and Asian American Studies) in our undergraduate program. The minor in Asian American Studies is designed to enrich students' critical understanding of both individual experiences and collective histories of Asian Americans in regional, national, and transnational contexts. As an inter- and multi-disciplinary program, it underlines transnational contexts and comparative perspectives for the study of Asian American experiences. 

The fulltime duties of the Lecturer in Asian American Studies will normally include teaching three courses each semester, at least two of which would count toward the core requirements of the Asian American Studies minor. In addition, the position involves curricular development, student advising of AMCS and AAS undergraduates and other service or teaching as assigned.  

The duties begin in August 2023 for the fall semester, and the position is renewable on an annual basis, contingent upon satisfactory performance. Teaching track Lecturers are eligible for promotion to Senior Lecturer and Teaching Professor after demonstrating consistent excellence in teaching and other duties as defined by the school. Applicants must successfully defend the dissertation prior to the start date of employment; please include in your cover letter information about the progress of your dissertation as well as the date of completion (completed or expected). To apply, please upload a cover letter, cv, and contact information for three references to Interfolio by the application deadline of February 15, 2023. Additional materials, including letters of recommendation, may be requested at a later date. 

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those underrepresented in their academic fields. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information. 

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