Assistant Professor – Asian American Studies

San José State University

Application Deadline: February 1, 2024. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled or closed.

San José State University Program of Asian American Studies (AAS), housed in the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (SISS), invites applications for an assistant professor position emphasizing community research and decolonizing methodologies. Responsibilities include teaching Asian American Studies courses, building the program’s curriculum, and helping to recruit for the AAS minor and B.A. degree.

Candidates should demonstrate how their research, teaching, and experience connect with decolonizing methodologies and community-based participatory research. The area of specialization within Asian American Studies is open. Candidates with scholarly and/or teaching expertise in one or more of the following are strongly encouraged to apply: Pacific Studies, Environmental Justice, Critical Southwest Asian and North African Studies, and/or South Asian Diasporic Studies. Candidate profiles should reflect the ability to help develop a curriculum around different fields in the creative arts, humanities, and social sciences while at the same time seeking to maintain a commitment to activism and to the needs of our communities. Candidates should be able to apply critical, decolonial, and culturally sustaining methods to their instruction. The successful candidate will be interested in developing, managing, and strengthening cross-departmental partnerships and have a history of developing community-based projects and partnerships in higher education.

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