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Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 16, 2023

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, Ethnic & Multicultural Studies
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Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Open Date: May 10, 2023

The Program in Asian American Studies (ASAM) at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) invites applications for the inaugural Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American Studies. This one-year fellowship, with possibility of renewal as described below, is part of the current expansion of ASAM, which celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2022 with a cluster hire of three new faculty members. With the generous support of the Panda CommUnity Fund, this initiative will support a total of five positions over the next three years.

The term of this appointment will begin on July 1, 2023 for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year of support conditional on funding and successful review of performance. First year stipend: $65,000 with applicable benefits and an allocation for research expenses.


In recent years, demand for ASAM courses and programming at Penn has skyrocketed. The Panda Express Postdoctoral Fellowship builds on this momentum by expanding scholarship, research, and intellectual opportunities in Asian American studies at Penn. Responsibilities of the selected fellow will include teaching one course per semester (fall and spring), planning an event or workshop, and actively participating in ASAM programming over the course of the fellowship year.

The Program in Asian American Studies is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see:

The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be a scholar with training in any aspect of Asian American studies. Candidates working in either disciplinary or interdisciplinary fields are encouraged to apply. However, the applicant must have a demonstrated scholarly and teaching record in the Asian American studies and must have completed a Ph.D. in the humanities or social sciences within the past four years. We particularly encourage applicants who can contribute to increasing intellectual and social diversity in Asian American studies.

Application Instructions
Please submit the following materials to cover letter, CV, transcript, two writing samples, two undergraduate course descriptions, the name and contact information for two recommenders. (If the candidate has not yet defended their dissertation, please include a letter from the dissertation supervisor confirming completion of degree by September 1, 2023.) Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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