Associate Director of Asian American Studies

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Stanford University
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Associate Director of Asian American Studies
School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford, California, United States

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4111
Employee Status: Fixed-Term
Grade: H
Requisition ID: 92747

Associate Director of Asian American Studies

The School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S) is the foundation of a liberal arts education at Stanford. The school encompasses 23 departments and 25 interdisciplinary programs. H&S is home to fundamental and applied research, where free, open, and critical inquiry is pursued across disciplines. As the university's largest school, H&S serves as the foundation of a Stanford undergraduate education no matter which discipline students pursue as a major. Graduate students work alongside world-renowned faculty to pursue and shape foundational research that leads to breakthroughs and discoveries that shed new light on the past, influence the present, and shape the future. Together, faculty and students in H&S engage in inspirational teaching, learning, and research every day.

Department/Program Description: Started in 1997, the Asian American Studies Major and Minor offer students interdisciplinary analytical tools for the study and research of Asian American experiences. Asian American Studies classes cover a broad selection of topics and are offered in departments ranging from History to English to Music, representing the breadth of interests among our diverse faculty members. Asian American Studies (AAS) provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the historical and current experiences of persons of Asian ancestry. AAS faculty recognize that the term seeks to name a rapidly developing, complex, and heterogeneous population and that there is neither a single Asian American identity nor one community that comprises all Asian Americans. Asian Americans include those with ancestral ties to countries or regions in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, or the Philippines, among others. AAS brings together courses that address the artistic, historical, humanistic, political, and social dimensions of Asian American life and is an appropriate course of study for students interested in a variety of concerns related to Asian Americans, including: artistic and cultural contributions; current social significance; historical experiences; immigration, intellectual, and policy issues; relationships with other social groups; and the construction of the notion of Asian American as it addresses important theoretical and practical issues.

Position Summary: The Associate Director (AD) for AAS will develop and expand the undergraduate curriculum, help to build student community within the major and student engagement with its intellectual concerns, foster connections with scholars in the University as well as nationally, and help forge connections with members of the community, including alumni. The AD's time will be focused in several areas: approximately 20% devoted to program development, and 15% to academic administration, student advising, and general administration. 65% of the role will focus on teaching 4 courses in the field of Asian American Studies during the academic year, including Introduction to Asian American Studies, at least one additional course in Asian American Studies, and two courses suitable for cross-listing with American Studies. The structure and topic of these courses may change depending upon programming needs, and the AD will negotiate the exact profile of courses each year with the program's Faculty Director. A detailed position summary will be provided upon request.

This is a 100% FTE, 3 year fixed term, exempt position. Please submit: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, statement of teaching experience, and names and contact information of at least three references. For full consideration, all materials must be received by 15 February, 2022.

In this role, you will:
  • Oversee and administer research activities by evaluating academic programs, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Teach and/or assist in the teaching and administration of courses. Create and/or advise in the development of curriculum. Make recommendations for course improvements.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, and other program activities under the general direction of PI. Assist with the development of research grants, (i.e., may suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support).
  • Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school and develop communications for internal and external constituencies. Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.
  • Monitor expenses, budgets, and finances of the program. Make recommendations on funding based on program spend.
  • May oversee and train student workers.


To be successful in this role, you will bring:
  • Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant experience or combination of education, training, and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required for some programs. Program administration and or research experience may be required. A Ph.D. in a Humanities, Social Science, Ethnic Studies, or related discipline with significant focus on Asian American experiences is highly desired.
  • Demonstrated oral, written, and analytical skills, exhibiting fluency in area of specialization.
  • Ability to oversee and provide basic direction to staff.

In addition, highly preferred requirements include:
  • Commitment and ability to foster appreciation and understanding of Asian American Studies through strategic planning, academic programming, teaching, committee work, and community building.
  • Demonstrated capacity to produce and evaluate interdisciplinary research, as evidenced by professional publications or equivalent achievements.
  • Two to five years of teaching experience, with significant focus in Asian American Studies. Substantial programmatic experience, including involvement in planning lectures, student events, and serving on faculty committees.
  • A proven team participant (with a wide range of people including faculty, administrative staff, and students) as well as demonstrated leadership ability with excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong public relations skills including public speaking, media relations, planning and design of publicity and other collateral materials.
  • Familiarity with university requirements, fellowship opportunities, and academic resources is extremely valuable.
  • Experience with donor cultivation is valuable.

Why Stanford is for You

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  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
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The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classifications and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Final offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of national criminal background check, national sex offender registry search and, where applicable, driving record.


To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://apptrkr.com/3067717

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.







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