Full-time Lecturer in Asian American Studies

University of Maryland

United States

January 31, 2022


Posting Details Position Number: 1P0000

Title: Lecturer Functional Title: Full-time Lecturer in Asian American Studies Category Status: 03-Faculty-Non-Tenured,Term Contr Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: Unit: UGST-Asian American Studies Program Hiring Range Minimum: 60,000 Hiring Range Maximum: 65,000 Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland invites applications for a full time, on-going non-tenure track lecturer in Asian American Studies.

We seek a candidate to teach introductory courses as well as both general and advanced classes that emphasize interdisciplinary themes in areas such as gender & sexuality, media studies, Southeast Asian American Studies, visual or material culture, and/or digital humanities. Responsibilities include teaching six semester-length courses annually as well as two course-equivalent assignments related to program-building and administration. The latter tasks might include curriculum development, co-curricular programming, and committee participation.

This is a benefits eligible, full-time 9-month appointment starting August 23, 2022 (with potential opportunities to teach in Winter and Summer sessions for additional salary).

After an initial 1-year appointment, a multi-year contract will be offered, contingent on performance reviews.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the University of Maryland Jobs Portal (https:// www. ejobs.umd.edu) no later than January 31, 2022 for best consideration: (1) cover letter summarizing qualifications; (2) current curriculum vitae including dates and titles of courses taught; (3) teaching portfolio—teaching statement, example syllabi, and teaching evaluations for at least two courses; (4) letters of references—minimum of two (email request to references sent from system).

Asian American Studies at the University of Maryland is an academic program that draws upon the experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans to explore critical questions about identity, representation, and power. Through a focus on Asian American communities, students learn about how racial categories are constructed, how groups are represented, and how power shapes social, political, and historical dynamics. The varied experiences of Asian Americans highlight a complex racial positioning that reflects both privilege and marginalization. As a predominantly foreign-born group with members that hail from many different places, the experiences of Asian Americans also demonstrate how migration and transnationalism affect identity and belonging across diverse social, political and economic arenas.

The Asian American Studies Program, which offers a minor, is housed in the Office of Undergraduate Studies and sponsors 10-15 classes each semester taught by the program's two core faculty, an endowed postdoctoral fellow, numerous affiliate faculty, and part-time lecturers. For more information about the Asian American Studies Program visit aast.umd.edu.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. In addition, a requirement of the position is demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching.


Preference will be given to those who have experience working with diverse student communities.

Additional Certifications: Additional Information:

For inquiries, email Professor Julie Park, Director of the Asian American Studies Program, at juliepar@umd.edu

Posting Date: 11/01/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 01/31/2022 Physical Demands Diversity Statement:

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