Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Department of Asian American Studies (AAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks two postdoctoral research associates for the 2024-2025 academic year. This is a one-year appointment with a start date of August 16, 2024. Applicants must demonstrate promise for a tenure-track appointment at a research college or university, and their primary research focus must be in Asian American Studies. Proposed research projects should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field. The postdoctoral research associate will be housed in the Department of Asian American Studies and will be provided opportunities to build a supportive on-campus community with the postdoctoral research associates from American Indian and Indigenous Studies, African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Latina/Latino Studies.
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Applicants must have received a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree within the past five years or have completed this requirement by August 15, 2024.
This is an external appointment. Current University of Illinois faculty members and graduate students at the Urbana-Champaign campus are not eligible to apply. Scholars who received their Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are also not eligible for this appointment.
Salary and Appointment Information
This is a one-year appointment that is renewable for an additional year, contingent on satisfactory performance review, funding, and unit needs. The appointment has a target start date of August 16, 2024, and is for a nine-month period, August 16, 2024 – May 15, 2025. Recipient may not hold other postdoctoral positions, fellowships, or awards during the appointment period. The postdoctoral research associate is expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment (August 16, 2024 – May 15, 2025).
The postdoctoral research associate will be expected to participate in research and teaching. While research and participation in the intellectual life of the program is the primary responsibility, the postdoctoral research associate will be expected to teach one course in Asian American Studies. The specific teaching duties will be decided in consultation with the Director.
The salary is $58,240 paid over a 12-month period (August 16, 2024 – August 15, 2025) and includes a comprehensive benefits package. A research budget of $5,000 will be provided. The department will provide the postdoctoral research associate with office space.
Employee benefits are competitive and include those in recognized marriages or civil unions (for same-sex and different-sex partners). Please reference: https://humanresources.illinois.edu/employees/new-hires/benefits.html
Application Procedures and Deadline Information
To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your application materials:
· Letter of application
· Curriculum vitae
· Two scholarly writing samples
· Contact information for three professional references
To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be submitted by 6 pm CST on March 1, 2024.
For further information on Asian American Studies, please visit our website: https://asianam.illinois.edu/. Questions regarding the postdoctoral research associate position may be directed to Christine Lyke (email@example.com). For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Univerity 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.
The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a Lecturer in Asian American Studies. We seek a theoretically sophisticated interdisciplinary scholar trained in ethnic studies or related fields to teach core courses in Asian American Studies. Topics of instruction can include but is not limited to introduction to the field, race and empire, gender and sexuality, immigration, citizenship, literature, arts, and/or media. Applicants must demonstrate a strong record and teaching experience in courses in Asian American studies and are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels based on curricular needs.
Candidates are responsible for teaching three courses a semester. Additional duties include monitoring and mentoring teaching assistants, holding office hours to meet with students outside of class time, writing and grading examinations, and assigning grades.
A Ph.D. in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related areas by the time of appointment, and a record of teaching effectiveness are required.
SALARY AND APPOINTMENT INFORMATION
This is a full-time, Spring 2024 appointment (Jan 1, 2024-May 15, 2024 appointment dates), non-tenure track position. Reappointment for AY 24-25 is possible, subject to enrollments, funding, and positive performance evaluation. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES & DEADLINE INFORMATION
Applications must be received by 6:00 pm (CST) on December 1, 2023. Apply for this position at https://jobs.illinois.edu and use the Apply Now button on the posting. For full consideration, submit a completed application by uploading your cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references which include full name, phone number an email address. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact email@example.com. For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.
Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. Applicants may be interviewed before the closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date.
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.
The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.
Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.