College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-CLAS-2018510 [#11102, 2018510]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Residence, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Asian American Studies
Cultural Studies
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2018/04/18, finished 2018/07/10, listed until 2018/10/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute (AAASI) at the University of Connecticut invites applications for a 9-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Residence. Housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut is a multidisciplinary research and teaching program. Distinguished by its global, diasporic, national, regional, and transnational orientations, the Institute brings two traditionally distinct fields of inquiry together in dynamic conversation:  Asian Studies and Asian American Studies. The Institute’s research output and course offerings engage Asia, the Pacific, and the Americas not as static, monolithic sites but rather as sets of shifting historical, geographic, and geopolitical zones of interaction, struggle, and cooperation.

The University of Connecticut is ranked the best public university in New England and among the top 20 universities in the U.S. In recent years, UConn has been supported by billions in funding dollars from state investments ( and and guided by a bold Academic Vision ( We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for an Assistant Professor in Residence position in AAASI.


The successful candidate will teach a variety of undergraduate courses, which may include introductory and advanced courses in Asian American studies, critical Asian studies (specifically classes that engage the transpacific), transnational Asian American history, diasporic social formation, and Asian/Asian American popular culture.  The teaching load will be seven courses, in both lecture and seminar formats, across the academic year or the equivalent. The successful candidate will also be expected to advise and mentor undergraduate students in the minor, and perform service to the department and/or campus as requested. 


Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or related concentration/area by position start date. Demonstrated excellence and experience in teaching. Commitment to working with a diverse student body.


Experience teaching courses on racialized incarceration, social movements, civil rights, human rights, popular culture, and inter-racial dynamics. Demonstrated experience in teaching and/or mentoring first-generation, minority, or non-traditional college students. Effective communication skills (both written and oral). Ability to engage productively and collegially with faculty across disciplines.


This is a 9-month, annually renewable, non-tenure track position, which may lead to a multi-year contract in the future. The anticipated start date is August 23, 2018. The position does not lead to academic tenure.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Select “Apply” to submit the following on Academic Jobs Online: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); and a commitment to diversity statement (including integrating multicultural experiences in instruction, diversity themes in curricula, and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). Additionally, please follow the instructions on Academic Jobs Online to direct three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf. Please include the search number 2018510 with all correspondence. Evaluation of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check and is subject to verification of employment eligibility. (Search #2018510)

Inquiries can be addressed to Dr. Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, Chair of Search #2018510 via email to

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Cold of Ethnics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural, and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

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Further Info:
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354 Mansfield Rd. U-1091

Storrs, CT 06269-1091

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