Assistant Professor of English and Asian Studies

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Jan 18, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of English and Asian Studies

Department of English and Department of Interdisciplinary Studies


The English Department and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Kennesaw State University are now accepting applications for a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor of English and Asian Studies to begin August 2021. Applicants should possess expertise in the study of Post-colonialism and/or World literature and Asian Studies with an expectation of teaching in both English and Asian Studies. Strong scholarship along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement is expected of all faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. Faculty will be expected to teach courses in various modalities i.e. face to face, hybrid, and online. Candidates who have expertise in Korean Studies, Pop Culture, and/or Asian film studies will be a plus. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop courses in their areas of expertise in English and Asian Studies.


Responsibilities include:


  • Teaching and developing courses in English and Asian studies at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Teaching undergraduate survey courses in English and Asian Studies.
  • Scholarship/Research expectations appropriate for faculty at an R2 university with “higher research activity” designation.
  • Service to the Department, College, University, and professional community is expected.


A PhD in Asian Studies, English, Gender Studies or related field, or the foreign equivalent, is required, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research.


The ideal candidate will have an ability to teach in English and Asian Studies. Ability to teach in one of ISD's additional programs a plus—e.g., African & African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Gender & Women’s Studies, Latin American & Latinx Studies, Native American & Indigenous Studies, Peace Studies, Religious Studies, Science, Technology, and Society.


For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country’s most dynamic cities. As Georgia’s third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs.

Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.


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Kennesaw State University, a member of the University System of Georgia, is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and/or veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.