Statement on the TAAF Grant Read

Assistant Professor Tenure Track Position in Asian Refugee Literatures and Cultures, Simon Fraser University

Review of complete applications will begin on October 15, with preference given to applications received by then. The position will remain open until filled. 

Applications are being sought for a full-time tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with expertise in Asian Refugee Literatures and Cultures, to be housed in the Department of World Languages and Literatures with 50% dedicated workload in the Global Asia Program starting July 15, 2024.


The successful candidate will possess a strong record of research in the literary, cinematic, and other cultural production of refugee subjects within and/or from Asia (defined broadly), with preference given to candidates with expertise in southeast, southwest, or south Asian refugee studies. They will have teaching interests and demonstrated experiences that are inclusive, interdisciplinary, and cross-border in approach; and work with two languages in addition to English. Ideally, they will also possess deep ties to one or more communities formed out of the experience of displacement.

The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Comparative Literature, Asian Studies, Middle East Studies, American Studies, or a closely related field by the employment start date. However, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD. This is a junior faculty position. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered.

Learn more about this opportunity here.