Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Asian Diaspora and Visual Cultures, University of Illinois Chicago

Due December 15

Position Summary

The Global Asian Studies Program (GLAS) at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Asian Diaspora and Visual Cultures beginning Fall 2023.  This hire is part of a Provost Cluster Initiative on “The Racialized Body” focusing on the ways that contemporary and historical notions of race, racial ideology, and racial politics are manifested in how “the body” is represented, inhabited, and regulated.  For the position in Visual Culture, we seek scholars whose research examines how visual technologies and/or artifacts have been central to the production, consumption, and/or regulation of the Asian or Asian American body in the context of nation-building, empire, and diaspora.  We welcome candidates with interdisciplinary and comparative projects informed by Cultural Studies, Performance Studies, and/or Art History that focus on the body in or outside of the U.S. context. Areas of research may include any number of visual mediums, ritual/spectacle, or technologies of seeing, including film, television, photography, digital cultures, architecture, painting, sculpture, fashion, dance etc.  This is a 100% appointment in GLAS.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To conduct research in areas pertaining to visual technologies and/or artifacts and how they have been central to the production, consumption, and/or regulation of the Asian or Asian American body in the context of nation-building, empire, and diaspora. Participate in the intellectual life of the university.
  • To teach a 2/2 teaching load per year; advise students
  • To do service work in the Global Asian Studies Program, College and University

Application should include the following:

● A cover letter describing the candidate’s interest in the position
● Curriculum Vitae
● Statement of research and teaching interests
● Writing sample

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the deadline, December 15, 2022.

Learn more: https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/1573?c=uic