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Asian American Studies: Assistant Rank/Tenure Track Professor

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 3rd, 2018
Next review date: December 7th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: December 7th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Asian American Studies (ASA) at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position with a specialization in Education to begin July 1, 2019. Candidates are sought with strong emergent research and curricular agendas examining P-20 educational systems that draw from, and build upon, Asian American studies, Ethnic studies, or Critical Race Theory (CRT). We especially seek scholars with a strong commitment to public and community-engaged scholarship with specialization in approaches that can include, but are not limited to the following: Community Based Participatory Research (CPBR); Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR); scholar-activist research; feminist, queer, and/or decolonial pedagogies. The Department of Asian American Studies is deeply invested in undergraduate education within and beyond the classroom. We are in search of candidates who will help provide leadership in the delivery of our undergraduate curricula, are committed to the advising and mentorship of undergraduate students, and will foster outreach, service, and grant activities to support programmatic goals.

Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in delivering undergraduate and graduate level curriculum in Asian American Studies and/or Education with potential to teach emergent methodologies in the field of Asian American Studies. The department seeks scholars who have an interest in developing a new curricular track in Asian American education. Asian American Studies is deeply invested in undergraduate education and is currently developing a graduate program. Successful candidates will be part of a collective effort to launch graduate education within Asian American Studies. Ph.D. in Asian American Studies or related field must be completed by July 1, 2019.

The Asian American Studies Department is an interdisciplinary community of scholars that spans the social sciences, humanities, and arts, and who collaborate broadly with various centers and institutes on- and off-campus focused on community-engaged approaches to manifest and promote social justice.

Interested candidates should submit a detailed cover letter including a statement of teaching and research, a curriculum vita, a representative sample of written work (an article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter), contact information for four (4) references, and a diversity statement to the online application system.

For full consideration applications must be completed by December 7, 2018. The position is open until filled.

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Job location

Davis, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Detailed cover letter including a statement of teaching and research

  • Sample Publication - A representative sample of written work (an article, book chapter, or dissertation chapter)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)

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