Acting Assistant Professor - Application deadline May 1, 2016

ACTING ASSISTANT PROFESSORS. The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for TWO full-time acting assistant professors in American Ethnic Studies starting Autumn Quarter 2016 until Spring Quarter 2017, with the possibility of a second year. Applicants should have a PhD degree, or be an advanced PhD candidate, in ethnic studies, interdisciplinary studies, literature (or English), sociology, or history. Preference will be given to applicants who have extensive research and teaching experience in any or several of the following sub-areas:


  • Comparative American ethnic literature
  • Japanese American studies
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander literature and/or performance arts
  • Asian American community studies and health
  • Pacific Northwest regional history of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander women
  • Asian American oral histories
  • Asian American religious studies


Applicants will be expected to teach five courses per academic year at all levels of college instruction. All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service.


Send application, including curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a statement of teaching interest, and three letters of recommendation (separately, from recommenders) to:


Priority will be given to applications received before May 1, 2016. Appointment will begin on September 16, 2016. Finalists will be asked to participate in an interview via Skype.


The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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