Lecturer in Asian American Studies
University of Maryland
United States

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

Unit: UGST-Asian American Studies Program

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.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

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

We seek a candidate able to teach introductory courses as well as both general and advanced classes that emphasize interdisciplinary themes in the humanities, including film/media, literature, history, and/or cultural studies. 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 appointment starting August 1, 2021.
After an initial 1-year appointment, a multi-year contract will be offered, contingent on favorable performance reviews.

Applicants should submit the following materials electronically via the
University of Maryland Jobs Portal (http://www.ejobs.umd.edu) no later than February 1, 2021: (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 Information:

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

Posting Date: 11/02/2020

Open Until Filled Yes

Best Consideration Date 02/01/2021

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)
  • Optional Documents

Posting Specific Questions

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