Assistant Professor in Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature and Culture
University of Maryland Department of English
United States

 

Position Number: 103939
Title: Assistant Professor
Functional Title: Assistant Professor
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.000

Unit:


ARHU-English


Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:


The Department of English at the University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor specializing in Asian American and Pacific Islander literature and culture to begin in August 2023. Appropriate secondary fields may include critical race theory; Indigenous and Pacific studies; Global Asian studies, women’s, gender and sexuality studies; queer theory and performance and media studies. Successful candidates will be expected to publish actively; teach two courses per semester; direct dissertations, comprehensive exams, capstone projects, and honors theses; and offer service to the Department, the College, and the University.

This search is contingent on the availability of funds.

Additional Information:
To assure consideration, please submit the following materials by October 24, 2022:
  1. Letter of application that addresses research and teaching
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One-page statement on diversity, equity and inclusion (see above)
  4. Twenty-five-page writing sample
Posting Date: 09/16/2022
Closing Date: 10/24/2022

Open Until Filled


No


Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Writing Sample 1
  4. DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Statement
Optional Documents

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