Asian American Studies Lecturer
Asian American Studies Program, University of Maryland, College Park
Deadline: 
January 31, 2022
Starting Date: 
August 23, 2022
Post date: November 11, 2021

The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland invites applications for a full time, on-going non-tenure track lecturer in Asian American Studies.

We seek a candidate to teach introductory courses as well as both general and advanced classes that emphasize interdisciplinary themes in areas such as gender & sexuality, media studies, Southeast Asian American Studies, visual or material culture, and/or digital humanities. Responsibilities include teaching six semester-length courses annually as well as two course-equivalent assignments related to program-building and administration. The latter tasks might include curriculum development, co-curricular programming, and committee participation.

This is a benefits eligible, full-time 9-month appointment starting August 23, 2022 (with potential opportunities to teach in Winter and Summer sessions for additional salary).

After an initial 1-year appointment, a multi-year contract will be offered, contingent on performance reviews.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal (http://www.ejobs.umd.edu) no later than January 31, 2022 for best consideration:

(1) cover letter summarizing qualifications;

(2) current curriculum vitae including dates and titles of courses taught;

(3) teaching portfolio—teaching statement, example syllabi, and teaching evaluations for at least two courses;

(4) letters of references—minimum of two (email request to references sent from system).

Asian American Studies at the University of Maryland is an academic program that draws upon the experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to explore critical questions about identity, representation, and power. Through a focus on Asian American communities, students learn about how racial categories are constructed, how groups are represented, and how power shapes social, political, and historical dynamics. The varied experiences of Asian Americans highlight a complex racial positioning that reflects both privilege and marginalization. As a predominantly foreign-born group with members that hail from many different places, the experiences of Asian Americans also demonstrate how migration and transnationalism affect identity and belonging across diverse social, political and economic arenas.

The Asian American Studies Program, which offers a minor, is housed in the Office of Undergraduate Studies and sponsors 10-15 classes each semester taught by the program’s two core faculty, an endowed postdoctoral fellow, numerous affiliate faculty, and part-time lecturers. For more information about the Asian American Studies Program visit aast.umd.edu.

To apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/89637

Application Instructions 

To apply: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/89637

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal (http://www.ejobs.umd.edu) no later than January 31, 2022 for best consideration:

(1) cover letter summarizing qualifications;

(2) current curriculum vitae including dates and titles of courses taught;

(3) teaching portfolio—teaching statement, example syllabi, and teaching evaluations for at least two courses;

(4) letters of references—minimum of two (email request to references sent from system).

Review Begins: 
January 31, 2022

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