Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies in the Area of Asian American Studies, Oberlin College

Deadline: November 11

The Comparative American Studies Department at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure track faculty position in the College of Arts and Sciences in Asian American Studies. Desired specializations include Asian American history, immigration, urban history/studies, comparative approaches to race and ethnicity, and/or critical geography as well as interdisciplinary research methods. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years, beginning Fall 2023, and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor.

Comparative American Studies (CAS) examines the range and diversity of experiences, identities , and communities with the United States. Through interdisciplinary methods, students study and explore social, political, economic, and cultural processes relating to the ways power and inequality are created and contested, and consider the United States locally, nationally and within a global context. By placing the United States in a transnational and comparative framework, the program invites students to consider the relationship of different communities to the nation-state, ranging from issues of colonialism and empire building to social justice movements.
Responsibilities: The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (4.5 courses per year) in the general area of Asian American Studies. Teaching responsibilities include Introduction to Comparative American Studies, Asian American History, theories and methods in American studies, and other courses in the incumbent’s area of specialization.

The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.

Special Instructions to Applicants: A complete application will include

  1. a Cover Letter describing your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and service, detailing any connections to supporting an inclusive learning environment;
  2. a Curriculum Vitae;
  3. an unofficial graduate transcript;
  4. a statement (or statements) on your teaching philosophy and expertise in diversity, equity, an inclusion;
  5. a research statement that includes how you will support undergraduate research and, if applicable, how you might incorporate undergraduate students into your research program; and
  6. Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders.

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