Assistant Professor in Asian Studies/American Studies

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 13, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Assistant Professor in Asian Studies/American Studies Vassar College seeks to fill a tenure track, joint appointment in the Asian Studies and American Studies multidisciplinary programs to begin in the fall of 2021.  An affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, Vassar promotes an environment of equality, inclusion, and respect for difference. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be able to convey research developments and pedagogical approaches in Asian American Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies, and/or Diasporic Studies. These programs aim to expand the existing expertise of our faculty who teach Asian American Studies in relation to broader conceptualizations of race and ethnicity in the US and beyond to undergraduates at all levels. Vassar currently offers a correlate/minor in Asian American Studies housed in the Asian Studies program.    Responsibilities for the position include teaching introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses; contributing to the development of multidisciplinary methods courses; supervising students taking courses in Asian Studies and American Studies; and mentoring thesis writers and student projects. The ideal candidate will have a terminal degree in the humanities or social sciences, and be an excellent teacher with a strong commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship. For more information and to apply, please visit: Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. For inquiries email Molly McGlennen, Director of American Studies ( or Chris Bjork, Director of Asian Studies (