Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and Science & Technology Studies
University of California Davis (Davis, CA)
September 7, 2023
Post date: September 7, 2022

Job #JPF05190

Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and Science & Technology Studies


Open date: September 2, 2022

Next review date: Sunday, Oct 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

The Departments of Asian American Studies and Science and Technology Studies at the University of California, Davis invite applicants for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) whose research is situated at the intersection of Asian American studies and science and technology studies (STS).

Candidates are sought whose research addresses one or more of the following areas: politics of labor and immigration, transnationalism, digital infrastructures, and knowledge-formations in which science, technology, engineering, and/or medicine are embedded. Applicants should have training in science and technology studies, Asian American studies, and one or more fields of praxis or study concerned with questions of diversity and social justice, including, but not limited to: critical race studies, indigenous studies, feminist studies, postcolonial or decolonial studies, disability studies, gender studies, trans and queer studies, and sexuality studies. The departments are interested in a scholar whose areas of interest include the following research topics as they relate to Asian American communities: science and race; science and justice; colonial and military formations of experimentation; critical data, algorithm, and/or media studies; decolonial technoscience; transpacific scientific communities and/or transpacific high-tech industries; citizen science or popular science in American and global contexts; Asian American futurisms and sociotechnical imaginaries. The successful candidate should complement the strengths and goals of the Asian American Studies and Science Technology Studies Departments at UC Davis.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A promise of or demonstrated record of intellectual distinction and interdisciplinary expertise in the fields of Asian American Studies and Science Technology Studies

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field.

Preferred qualifications
Expertise that complements existing department strengths and goals of the Asian American Studies and Science and Technology Studies Departments at UC Davis.

Demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching and curricular development in Asian American Studies and Science Technology Studies

Energetic commitment to, and interest in, collaborating with other academic programs; e.g. cultural studies.

Document requirements

• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

• Cover Letter

• Statement of Research

• Writing Sample - 20 to 25 page writing sample from recent research (preferably published or under contract with a publisher)

• Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

• Syllabi 1

• Syllabi 2

• Teaching evaluation 1

• Teaching evaluation 2

• Authorization to Release Information Form - A reference check will be completed only if you are selected as the first choice candidate. Download, complete, sign, and upload the form:

Reference requirements
• 3-5 required (contact information only)

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