Assistant Professor of English and Asian Studies

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Assistant Professor of English and Asian Studies

Job ID: 223291
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Department Information
With more than 400 full-time faculty and 8000 degree-seeking students, the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the largest college at the university, prepares the next generation of leaders in a wide array of fields to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century and become contributing citizens in a global society. The home of three Schools and eight Departments, the College offers more than 80 graduate and undergraduate programs of study in both traditional and interdisciplinary fields. CHSS provides students experiential learning opportunities to enable them to develop leadership, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills, as well as a strong sense of social responsibility through community and global engagement.

The Department of English is committed to excellent teaching, scholarship, and community engagement. With over 85 full-time and several part-time diverse faculty engaged in a variety of research approaches, the department models and promotes scholarship and teaching that honors humanistic traditions while making a range of contributions to university and civic life. In the Department of English, students pursue degrees in English education or connected to writing, language, literature, film, and theory. The department offers two English majors and four minors as well as a Master of Arts in Professional Writing. For more information on the Department of English, see

The Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Kennesaw State brings together programs in African and African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Asian Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, Latin American/[email protected] Studies, Native American & Indigenous Studies, Peace Studies, and Religious Studies. The department offers majors in African and African Diaspora Studies and Asian Studies and an MA degree in American Studies, minors in all the department programs, and a general education course in Science, Technology, & Society.

Kennesaw State University has a strong commitment to hiring a diverse faculty and encourages applications from minority and underrepresented groups. The College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of English and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department wish to provide an inclusive learning environment that supports socially engaged scholarship, preparing students to be full participants in a multicultural and global society. Candidates are therefore encouraged to address in their application how they can contribute to the college and departments' values of diversity and community engagement.

Job Summary
The English Department and the Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Kennesaw State University are now accepting applications for a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor of English and Asian Studies to begin August 2021. Applicants should possess expertise in the study of Post-colonialism and/or World literature and Asian Studies with an expectation of teaching in both English and Asian Studies. Strong scholarship along with a commitment to excellence in teaching and engagement is expected of all faculty members in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at KSU. Faculty will be expected to teach courses in various modalities i.e. face to face, hybrid, and online. Candidates who have expertise in Korean Studies, Pop Culture, and/or Asian film studies will be a plus. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop courses in their areas of expertise in English and Asian Studies.


  • Teaching and developing courses in English and Asian studies at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Teaching undergraduate survey courses in English and Asian Studies.
  • Scholarship/Research expectations appropriate for faculty at an R2 university with “higher research activity” designation.
  • Service to the Department, College, University, and professional community is expected.

Required Qualifications
A PhD in Asian Studies, English, Gender Studies or related field, or the foreign equivalent, is required, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research.

Preferred Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have an ability to teach in English and Asian Studies. Ability to teach in one of ISD's additional programs a plus—e.g., African & African Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Gender & Women's Studies, Latin American & Latinx Studies, Native American & Indigenous Studies, Peace Studies, Religious Studies, Science, Technology, and Society.

Required Documents to Attach
  • Cover Letter addressing the candidate's qualifications for the position, including research agenda and teaching philosophy, and statement of diversity and inclusion.
  • Unofficial Transcripts (Official Transcripts Due Upon Hire)
  • Record of Effective Teaching
  • Evidence of Scholarly Activity
  • Contact information for three references

Apply Before Date
To guarantee full consideration, application materials must be received by February 25, 2021. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Contact Information
For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Laura Davis, search committee chair, [email protected].

For more information or questions about a faculty job posting, please contact Academic Affairs at [email protected]. For technical support, please call OneUSG Connect Support at 877-251-2644, or by email at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity
Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007.

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Posted: 2/11/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time