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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Transnational Asian Humanities

Tulane University
New Orleans, LA, USA

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Transnational Asian Humanities

New Orleans, LA, USA
Open Date:
Aug 11, 2021
Close Date:
Oct 15, 2021

The Program for Asian Studies at Tulane University seeks to hire an assistant professor (tenure-track) specializing in transnational Asian humanities, with a starting date of July 1, 2022.  We are especially interested in scholars whose work engages themes related to empire, power, and the construction of social identities. The time period of specialization is open.

This position will be a joint appointment in Asian Studies and either Art History, English, or Communication, with preference given to scholars engaging literary, visual, material, and media cultures. Teaching will include lecture courses and seminars for undergraduate and graduate students in the area of specialty. The teaching load is 2-2 with courses cross-listed between Asian Studies and the relevant department.  

Asian Studies at Tulane
Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program which draws faculty from across the School of Liberal Arts. The School offers a generous sabbatical policy and support for research and professional travel and a commitment to a global, liberal arts education. Our faculty enjoys a collegial environment, flexibility in course offerings, accomplished and engaged students, and small class sizes. We offer strong language programs in Chinese and Japanese.


Candidates should have working knowledge of at least one Asian language. They should also demonstrate a record of or potential for significant scholarly productivity and evidence of excellence in undergraduate and graduate teaching. A PhD in East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Art History, Comparative Literature, English, Communication or other allied disciplines is preferred.

We value diversity and inclusion. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

Application Instructions:

For priority consideration materials must be received by October 15, 2021. Applicants should submit a detailed letter of interest, a C.V., a writing sample, a teaching statement (and syllabi, if available), a diversity statement, and three letters of reference. We will begin to review applications on October 15th, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Martin Dimitrov ([email protected]). 

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