Chapman University, Wilkinson College- Interdisciplinary

Position ID:Chapman University-Wilkinson College- Interdisciplinary-AMST [#23216]
Position Title: Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies, Tenure Track
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Orange, California 92866, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Asian American Studies / Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Disability Studies, Health Humanities
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2022/10/10, listed until 2023/04/10)
Position Description:   URMs  

Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, at Chapman University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies, beginning August 2023.

Wilkinson College seeks candidates who can offer courses in, and direct, the new undergraduate interdisciplinary minor in Asian American Studies. Desirable secondary area emphases include any of the following: Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Studies, LGBTQ, Disability Studies or Health Humanities.

Chapman University is a nationally ranked institution offering traditional undergraduate and graduate programs in the heart of Orange County, one of Southern California’s most diverse and vibrant regions. The university achieved R2 status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, a distinction held by just 10 percent of all U.S. universities. Our faculty include academic leaders who excel in research, publishing and world-class teaching in our 11 schools and colleges, including Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Dedicated to forward-looking, personalized education, we create an environment for unlimited achievement by both our students and faculty. More information about the university is available at

Chapman University is dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion across campus. As part of this ongoing work, the university recently hired a new Vice President of diversity, equity, and inclusion to coordinate existing efforts across departments and offices and to cultivate new initiatives that support faculty, students, and staff. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University is available at In addition, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences has established Engaging the World, a series of semester-long, interdisciplinary examinations of key societal issues and challenges, with a focus on “Ethnic Studies” in Fall 2022, and “Health Equity” in Fall 2023, Wilkinson College has recently added new interdisciplinary minors in Latinx and Latin American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Africana Studies. Thanks to funding from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the college will launch a new Asian American Studies minor in Fall 2023,

Qualifications Wilkinson College seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies, who will also serve as the director of the new interdisciplinary minor in Asian American Studies. The college is interested in a dynamic scholar and instructor to help build this nascent minor.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in Asian American Studies or related field at an accredited University at the time of hire, evidence of promising scholarly work in the field of Asian American, effective and innovative teaching, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. Responsibilities The successful candidate will develop and direct the Asian American minor and teach foundational and elective courses in the minor. Tenure-track faculty members are expected to develop and maintain an active research agenda and are evaluated on their research/scholarly/creative activity, teaching, and service. Contact Information Qualified applicants should electronically submit a letter of interest, faculty employment application, curriculum vitae, Research Statement, Teaching Statement, and a list of three professional references through AcademicJobsOnline.

Application review begins December 15, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. Writing and syllabi samples, a statement on diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching and research, and letters of reference will be requested after the initial review of applications by the search committee.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience ($82,000-$90,000). Chapman University offers a relocation expense reimbursement package as well as a first-time Orange County homebuyer assistance program.

This position is subject to final budget approval. Successful completion of a background check is required for the final candidate. Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here:

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department

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One University Drive
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Orange 92866