Accepting Applications: Assistant Teaching Professor

Submitted by Ellen Palms on

The Department of American Ethnic Studies invites applications for a full-time teaching position starting on September 16, 2022. American Ethnic Studies draws upon interdisciplinary, intersectional, comparative, and transnational frameworks to explore dynamic relations of race and power within the United States and larger diasporic and global contexts.

 We seek a candidate who is committed to a career in teaching and pedagogical innovation. The criteria for merit evaluation and promotion in this position will be based primarily on teaching and service, and not on research. This is a 3-year, renewable, non-tenure track, full-time teaching appointment for a 9-month service period, with competitive salary, university benefits, opportunities for promotion, and protection of academic freedom.


Applicants must have a PhD. Degree, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment and must have demonstrated competence in teaching in the field of American ethnic studies, as well as the ability to connect and compare the study of U.S.-based ethnic groups across each other. We welcome applications from scholars with a doctorate in American ethnic studies, history, public health, environmental studies, anthropology, information science, sociology, geography, religious studies, political science, literature, and other related fields. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, the following:

 Intersections of U.S. History and Diaspora/Immigration; Race and Empire; Transnational Studies

  • Public Health and Environmental Justice Studies
  • Urban, Labor, Education, Mass Incarceration, Religious, or Food Studies
  • Race, Digital Inequality, and Information Technology
  • Race, Science, and Bio politics

 Application Instructions

Applications must be submitted via Interfolio and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy of no more than 750 words, statement of commitment to diversity and equity of no more than 750 words, and three letters of recommendation.

 Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021. Semi-finalists will be asked to participate in an interview via videoconference. Any inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee at

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