Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Department of Asian American Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full-time tenure stream faculty position as an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar trained in the social science and humanities disciplines or interdisciplinary programs. We are interested in scholars whose research includes at least one of these areas: law and society, immigration, environmental studies and justice, politics and activism, carcerality and abolition, racial and social inequalities, anti-Asian racism and violence, indigeneity, gender and sexuality, mental health and well-being, or alternative modes of care and healing.  Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and multiple publics.


The Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. Faculty in the College create knowledge, address critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge, and prepare students for lives of impact in the state, nation, and globally. To meet these objectives, the College embraces and values diversity and difference through hiring faculty candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the Illinois community. 


Ph.D. in the social sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary, or other related fields to Asian American studies required by mid-June for a preferred start date of August 16, 2023. The starting salary is competitive. Applications can be submitted at  and uploading the following, preferably as 1 pdf file in the CV/Resume section: a cover letter, CV, 1-2 page research statement, 1-2 page teaching statement, a writing sample (of no more than 30 pp.), and the names and contact information of three references (letters will be requested at a later stage). For priority consideration, submit all requested application materials by November 1, 2022. We will continue to review applications until the position is filled.


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Questions about the position or application procedures may be directed to Dr. Augusto Espiritu, Chair, AAS Search Committee, at


The University of Illinois must also comply with applicable federal export control laws and regulations and, as such, reserves the right to employ restricted party screening procedures for applicants.

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Requisition ID: 1011274
Job Category: Faculty
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