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The City University of New York is hiring a Visiting Professor at the senior faculty level of full or associate professor for the Dr. Thomas Tam Visiting Professorship in Asian-American Studies. The Dr. Thomas Tam Visiting Professor will be based at one of the four CUNY campuses participating in the search, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, Queens College or the Graduate Center. He or she will teach one class a semester at that campus and will engage with students and faculty members during the appointment. The Dr. Thomas Tam Visiting Professor will participate in public events designed to raise the visibility of scholarship in Asian American studies. This will include working closely with CUNY’s Asian American/Asian Research Institute (AAARI), a University-wide institute that promotes undergraduate and graduate education in Asian-American studies and educates civic, business, academic leaders, and the general public, on issues of concern to the Asian American community. This distinctive position presents an opportunity for a leading scholar to work in New York City’s diverse and dynamic environment while also working with AAARI and CUNY faculty to develop and enrich the CUNY research agenda in Asian American studies. The search committee contains representatives of the four CUNY colleges involved in the search, with appointment to a particular college dependent on the candidate’s fit with that college’s goals and academic priorities.
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
Substantial research experience, expertise and publications on the Asian American experience are required. Areas of focus may include: trends and evolution of Asian American communities, civic and political engagement, entrepreneurship and economic development, religious and ethnic identity, gender and sexuality, intergenerational relations, critical race theory, diaspora and transnational experiences and communities and others.
Compensation: Commensurate with qualifications and experience FLSA: Exempt Job Title: Visiting Associate or Full Professor
To Apply: For full consideration, complete applications must include a current CV or resume, cover letter describing your work experience as related to the general and campus specific duties of the position, and contact information for at least three professional references. Mail applications to:
Search Committee: Dr. Thomas Tam Visiting Professorship
City University of New York
Office of Academic Affairs
Attn. Mr. Scott Ayers
535 East 80th Street
New York, NY 10075
CUNY Job Notice #: FY20643 Close Date: February 28, 2013. To see the full job posting/position description and qualification requirements, go to the CUNY website at http://www.cuny.edu/employment.html  Click on Additional Job Opportunities under the Search for Jobs section of the page, and then click the Job Title for the position.
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