Published: Aug. 29, 2018

Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Asian American Studies to begin in Fall 2019. We are particularly interested in candidates who examine gender and sexuality in transnational and comparative perspectives. In line with building our newly established Ph.D. program in Comparative Ethnic Studies, we welcome comparative, interdisciplinary, and intersectional approaches and innovative theoretical perspectives.

The successful candidate will have PhD in hand for a Fall 2019 start date and will show evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence and to the training and mentoring of doctoral students. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of research excellence and productivity.

The Department of Ethnic Studies openly embraces diversity and inclusivity, and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, genders, classes, sexualities, nationalities, and religions. The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at:  The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or other relevant disciplines with a specific focus on Asian American Studies or Asian American topics within Comparative Ethnic Studies.

Application Instructions: Applications are accepted electronically at:, posting #XXXXX, and must include:

1)    A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate’s qualifications for the position, with areas of specialization, research and teaching interests clearly identified.

2)    A current CV/resume

3)    Three letters of recommendation

4)    Evidence of teaching excellence 

5)   A sample publication

Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Seema Sohi, Associate Chair of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies at Please see for full job description.