Asian American Studies Program Full Time Lecturer in Social Sciences

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Asian American Studies Program Full Time Lecturer in Social Sciences

Philadelphia, PA
Open Date:
Oct 14, 2019

The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of full-time Lecturer in the Social Sciences, beginning Fall 2020. The appointment will be for an initial year with the possibility of annual renewal for an additional two years, contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean. The course load will be two courses each semester (Fall and Spring).

Applicants should hold a PhD, and applicants from any social science discipline are welcome. The successful candidate will be able to convey research developments in Asian American studies as well as broader conceptualizations of race and ethnicity in the US to undergraduates at all levels. Duties include: teaching introductory surveys as well as advanced seminars that require directing undergraduate research; playing an active role in curriculum development; taking part in scholarly and cultural events.

Our program values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality; is committed to promoting a culturally diverse intellectual community; and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, and under-represented communities.

Applicants should apply online at: Please submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, and two sample syllabi: one for Introduction to Asian American Studies; the second for an advanced undergraduate seminar. Please include contact information for three individuals who will provide recommendation letters. Recommenders will be contacted by the University with instructions on how to submit a letter of recommendation to the website.

Review of applications will begin January 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

The Asian American Studies Program is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 10/15/2019
Application Due: 12/14/2019
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