Assistant Professor in Asian American or Asian Diasporic Literature
University of Chicago Department of English Language and Literature
United States


The English Department at the University of Chicago seeks candidates for a tenure-track appointment in Asian American or Asian Diasporic Literature at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. All requirements for a Ph.D. must be completed prior to the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials to the University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment website at by 11 pm on October 31, 2021:

  • a cover letter
  • cv
  • a research statement discussing the applicant’s current and future scholarly projects, including a detailed overview of the dissertation and/or book project
  • writing sample (an article or a chapter)
  • two letters of recommendation

Additional materials, such as a teaching statement and additional writing samples, may be requested at a later stage.

For more information about the Department of English Language and Literature, please visit For questions about the position, please contact 

This position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

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