Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Asian American Humanities, University of California, Berkeley

Anticipated start: July 1, 2023 Application Window

Open August 30, 2022 through Friday, Oct 21, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. We encourage applications from scholars in any humanistic discipline, especially those who employ literary, media, digital media, and/or cultural studies methodologies and take intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching. Potential areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, Asian American and/or Asian diaspora literatures, global Asia cultural studies, transpacific and/or hemispheric cultural and media studies, and new media studies.

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach introductory, upper- division, and graduate courses, and undertake service to the department, campus, and university.

The Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley is committed to the comparative study of racialization and indigeneity within the Americas, as well as between the U.S. and other nations. We seek to understand race and racism as \“moving targets\” that undergo mutations or evolve, and to recognize the complexities of the intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality, religion, and other systems of difference and axes of power. Our approaches to these issues interrogate the relationship of social structure to those of literary and cultural practices, and in so doing question and challenge traditional disciplinary boundaries and assumptions. In addition to grounding our scholarly work in the concrete situations of people of color, we also use a methodological framing that emphasizes both the structural dimensions of race and racism (social, political, and economic inequalities and struggles against them) and the associated cultural dimensions (literary, artistic, musical and other forms of humanistic expression). Our scholarly concerns are explicitly linked to the development of critical knowledges and are informed by a commitment to social change and decolonization.

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