Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Asian American Humanities

University of California Berkeley Department of Ethnic Studies

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor - Asian American Humanities - Ethnic Studies

Job #JPF03532
  • Ethnic Studies / College of Letters & Science - Social Sciences / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Position titles:
  • Assistant Professor

  • Associate Professor/Full Professor

Anticipated start: July 1, 2023

Application Window

Open August 30, 2022 through Friday, Oct 21, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. We encourage applications from scholars in any humanistic discipline, especially those who employ literary, media, digital media, and/or cultural studies methodologies and take intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches to research and teaching. Potential areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, Asian American and/or Asian diaspora literatures, global Asia cultural studies, transpacific and/or hemispheric cultural and media studies, and new media studies.

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research agenda, teach introductory, upper- division, and graduate courses, and undertake service to the department, campus, and university.

The Department of Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley is committed to the comparative study of racialization and indigeneity within the Americas, as well as between the U.S. and other nations. We seek to understand race and racism as “moving targets” that undergo mutations or evolve, and to recognize the complexities of the intersections of race with gender, class, sexuality, religion, and other systems of difference and axes of power. Our approaches to these issues interrogate the relationship of social structure to those of literary and cultural practices, and in so doing question and challenge traditional disciplinary boundaries and assumptions. In addition to grounding our scholarly work in the concrete situations of people of color, we also use a methodological framing that emphasizes both the structural dimensions of race and racism (social, political, and economic inequalities and struggles against them) and the associated cultural dimensions (literary, artistic, musical and other forms of humanistic expression). Our scholarly concerns are explicitly linked to the development of critical knowledges and are informed by a commitment to social change and decolonization.

In the Department of Ethnic Studies and the Division of Social Sciences, we recognize the intrinsic relationship between diversity and excellence in all our endeavors and embrace open and equitable access to opportunities for learning and development as our obligation and goal. We seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging through their research, teaching, and/or service. Read our DEIB statement from the Faculty of Ethnic Studies at the following Website: https://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/about/mission/

Additional information about programs and resources supporting the advancement of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is available at:
https://ls.berkeley.edu/about/diversity-equity-and-inclusion
https://ls.berkeley.edu/ls-divisions/social-sciences/diversity-equity-and-inclusion

Our Department is committed to upholding the university’s principles of community so that every individual can be successful in a healthy, welcoming, and safe environment. We are committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. We are also interested in individuals who have had nontraditional career paths, who have taken time off for personal reasons (e.g., caretaking or disability), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in the arts, community organizing, or professional service). For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-faculty

Considering the significant disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly for disadvantaged groups, in our evaluation of applicants, dips in productivity in otherwise strong records occurring with the onset of the pandemic will be evaluated with the context of the pandemic in mind.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or enrolled in Ph.D. or equivalent international degree‐granting program at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Experience working in or with Asian American communities.

Application Requirements by Level

Assistant Professor

Position title: Assistant Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current or recent PhD candidate or graduate; current or recent postdoc; current assistant professor (including those who are “senior” assistant professors near tenure).

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).

  • A writing sample 25-30 pages in length

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of reference will be solicited at a later stage. After the search committee identifies a long list of finalists, the hiring unit will request letters using the contact information provided by the candidate

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03532

Associate Professor/Full Professor

Position title: Associate Professor/Full Professor

Individuals should submit their application at this level if they meet one of the following conditions: Current tenured professor; position equivalent to tenured professor.

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to https://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-diversity).
  • A writing sample 25-30 pages in length
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of reference will be solicited at a later stage. After the search committee identifies a long list of finalists, the hiring unit will notify candidates before requesting letters from referees.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/JPF03532

Help contact: lanihunt@berkeley.edu

Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/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, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

In searches when letters of reference are required all letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/ucb-confidentiality-policy) prior to submitting their letter.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Positions that are represented by a collective bargaining unit or agent have particular contracts. For more information, please refer to the relevant contract: Lecturer contract, Postdoctoral contract, Research Series contract, and Librarian contract. Questions about represented positions can be directed to the hiring unit.

Job location

Berkeley, CA