Assistant Professor in Transnational Asian American Literary and/or Cultural Studies

The Department of English at Brown University seeks applications from Asian Americanist literary and cultural critics from across all historical periods whose work places US racial formation within a transnational framework. Candidates whose work situates Asian American literature in wider networks of diasporic, Anglophone, and Pacific Rim cultural production, or illuminates transchronological relations in these areas, are encouraged to apply. Other areas of potential expertise include Southeast Asian/American studies, comparative race studies, and postcolonial studies in addition to theorizing that has specifically emerged from Asian American studies. 

Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion are integral values of the English Department and of Brown University broadly. Accordingly, the English Department is seeking qualified candidates who can contribute to equity, diversity and inclusion through their research, teaching, service, and mentorship; it also encourages applications from diverse candidates. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a record of, or potential for, excellent teaching at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Ph.D. to be completed by June 2024. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2023, and continue until the position is filled.

Qualified job applicants must apply for this position via Interfolio. Documents sent by U.S. mail and electronic mail will not be accepted. Completed applications will consist of: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) diversity statement; 4) research abstract; and 5) three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For assistance with Interfolio, please contact the Customer Support Team at (877)-997-8807 or  


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