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Assistant Professor - Southeast Asian Literature and Culture


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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Asian Languages & Literature

Title: Assistant Professor - Southeast Asian Literature and Culture


Position Details


Position Description

The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a teaching and research emphasis on modern Southeast Asian literature and culture, beginning Autumn 2021. The scholar will conduct research in one or more languages of Southeast Asia, with focus on modern literature, or visual or popular cultures with a strong textual component. The University of Washington teaches Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese, and Thai. The candidate will join a vibrant campus community of students and scholars of Southeast Asia. In addition, Seattle and Washington state are home to large Southeast Asian immigrant and heritage communities. The candidate will have demonstrated experience with, or commitment to, engaging with these diverse groups. The successful applicant will build connections within the department and across campus, and attract students to our vital and growing Southeast Asia program and community. The applicant will direct the Southeast Asia program within the department, and work collaboratively with relevant groups in the department, university, and community.

This is a tenure-track, full-time appointment (9-month service period), with a 5-course teaching load. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. 

Qualifications

Ph.D. or foreign equivalent by the start of the appointment, with a specialization in Southeast Asian language, literature, history, or culture, in one of the following fields: Art History, Area Studies, Cinema/Media Studies, Communications, Comparative Literature, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion, Sociocultural Anthropology, or Visual studies.

Instructions

To apply, submit:

  • a cover letter that addresses research, teaching, evidence of collaboration, and leadership experience
  • curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for 3 recommenders
  • an article- or chapter-length writing sample
  • 1-2 page statement of research interests
  • 1-page statement of teaching philosophy
  • 1 sample syllabus
  • 1-2-page diversity statement

For further questions on the position, the status of the opening, or disability accommodations, contact Professor Jennifer Dubrow at jdubrow@uw.edu. Priority will be given to applications received by December 16, 2020. 

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University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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