Asian American Studies Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2021-2022

Illinois, United States
$47,476.00 - $47,476.00
Dec 04, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The Asian American Studies Department (AAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a postdoctoral research associate for the 2021-2022 academic year. Applicants must demonstrate promise for a tenure-track appointment at a research college or university, and their primary research focus must be Asian American and/or transnational Asian populations in the U.S. or across the Asian Diaspora. Proposed research projects should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field. Applicants must have received a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree within the past five years or have completed this requirement by July 31, 2021. The postdoctoral research associate will be housed in the Department of Asian American Studies and will be provided opportunities to build a supportive on-campus community with the postdoctoral research associates from African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Latina/Latino Studies.

This is a one-year appointment that is renewable for an additional year, contingent on satisfactory performance review, funding, and unit needs. Appointment has a target start date of August 16, 2021, and is for a nine-month period, August 16, 2021 – May 15, 2022. Recipient may not hold other fellowships or awards during the appointment period. The associate is expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment (August 2021-May 2022). The postdoctoral research associate will be expected to participate in research and teaching.  While research and participation in the intellectual life of the program is the primary responsibility, the research associate will be expected to teach one course in Asian American Studies. The specific teaching duties will be decided in consultation with the Associate Head.

The postdoctoral research associate will receive a $47,476.00 salary paid over a 12-month period (August 2021 – August 2022), $5,000 in research funds, and a comprehensive benefits package. The program will provide the research associate with office space.

To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page at and upload the following application materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Statement of current research and writing plans
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • Scholarly writing sample (20-25 pages)
  • Official graduate transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) must be e-mailed directly from the recommender to

To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be submitted to the AAS office by 5:00 p.m. CST on February 1, 2021.

For further information on the Asian American Studies Department, please visit our web site: Questions regarding the postdoctoral research associate positions and application process should be directed to Christine Lyke (

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an AA/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (