Cornell University, Asian American Studies Program

Position ID:Cornell-AASP-AASPLIT [#22792, WDR-00033462]
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor in Asian American literary studies
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Asian American Studies
Appl Deadline:2022/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup** (posted 2022/09/14, listed until 2022/10/31)
Position Description:   URMs  

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Cornell University’s Asian American Studies Program invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor (full-time tenure-track) in Asian American literary studies. The appointment will begin July 1, 2023. Ph.D. required. The candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Asian American Studies Program and the Department of Literatures in English. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to research and teaching in the field of Asian American Studies. We are open to all fields and areas of specialty within Asian American literary studies and are especially enthusiastic about candidates with expertise in Asian American poetics, film/media studies, queer/feminist studies, critical refugee studies, Southeast Asian American studies, critical Pacific Island studies, Asian-Latinx studies, and Afro-Asian studies. We welcome candidates working in comparative, interdisciplinary, and/or transnational frameworks. The doctoral degree must be in hand prior to the appointment, and publishing record or strong potential for publishing is important.

Teaching responsibilities include introductory courses in Asian American studies and Asian American literature, first-year writing seminars, upper-level undergraduate courses, and graduate seminars. Other responsibilities include supervision of doctoral candidates and service to the Asian American Studies Program, the Department of Literatures in English, the College, and the University, appropriate to rank and attentive to the nature of the joint appointment.

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and a Statement of Contribution to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (on which see Information for Faculty Candidates) to

Deadline: October 31, 2022

Inquiries may be directed by email to:

Cornell University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented and/or marginalized identities to apply.

About Us:

Founded in 1987, the Asian American Studies Program at Cornell University was the first such program in the Ivy League. Today the program offers undergraduate and graduate minors, and a variety of courses, taught by humanities and social science faculty, on the histories and experiences, identities, social and community formations, politics and contemporary concerns of people of Asian ancestry in the U.S. and other parts of the Americas. More information about the program can be found at:

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery, and engagement. Our main campus is located in Ithaca, NY, on the traditional homelands of the Gayogo̱hó꞉nǫ' (the Cayuga Nation). Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University's heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities. We also recognize a lawful preference in employment practices for Native Americans living on or near Indian reservations.

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