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Assistant Professor, Japanese American and Okinawan Diaspora Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa

Closing Date: Continuous

Assistant Professor, Japanese American and Okinawan Diaspora Studies, position 0084819, 9-month, full-time, permanent, tenure-track appointment, general funds, in the Department of Ethnic Studies, College of Social Sciences, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa to begin August 1, 2023, subject to position clearance and availability of funds.

Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in Ethnic Studies on Japanese American and Okinawan diaspora history and contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues in Japanese American and Okinawan diasporic communities in the continental United States and Hawai’i; race theory; contemporary Japanese and Okinawan diasporas in comparative perspective; popular culture, and other courses as needed. Contribute to new intellectual and community developments that more inclusively frame the history and politics of the Ryukyu Islands and attend to indigenous rights, cultural practices, spirituality, and languages in other fields. Advise and mentor undergraduate students. Develop and sustain community-based partnerships. Seek extramural funding. The successful candidate shall maintain an active program of research and scholarly publication that integrates innovative theoretical analyses with empirical work, and contribute to the Oceanic focus of the Department of Ethnic Studies and the University’s excellence in Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific studies. Other duties as assigned by the Chair.

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