(Closed) Job: Two-year Visiting Assistant Professor for the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies at the Claremont Colleges (Hosted by Pitzer College)

The Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies of the Claremont Colleges invites applications for a two-year visiting assistant professorship, beginning July 1, 2017. We seek a teacher-scholar whose teaching and research can foster critical thinking across disciplinary boundaries and whose areas of specialization contribute to our concentrations. This visiting position will be expected to teach six courses during each year: one core course on Research Methods in Asian American Studies (once during the two years) and one elective on Asian American Women’s Experiences (once each year). The remaining four courses can be in the candidate’s areas of specialization. We especially welcome candidates who can offer special topics courses which complement our curriculum, especially courses on Muslim, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, South Asian, mixed race, mixed ethnicity Asian Americans, and performance arts. PhDs or terminal degree preferred, ABDs will be considered, all preferably with at least one year of teaching experience.

Please submit in one PDF document a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, proposed course syllabi, course evaluations (and any evidence of teaching experiences) and three letters of reference to Hung Cam Thai, Chair of the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies. For further information, please contact hung.thai@pomona.edu.

The Claremont  Colleges (Claremont  McKenna,  Harvey  Mudd,  Pitzer,  Pomona, and Scripps) are  liberal  arts  colleges  located  35 miles  east  of  downtown Los  Angeles.  We  value  diversity,  and actively  encourage  applications  from women  and members  of  historically  underrepresented  groups.

Although this search is being hired by the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies at the Claremont Colleges, the position will be hosted by Pitzer College. Pitzer has a strong institutional commitment to diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Chican@/Latin@ Studies, and/or the Intercollegiate Feminist Center for Teaching, Research, and Engagement.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Deadline to apply is March 14, 2017.