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Visiting Assistant Professor (2-year term)

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a two-year visiting assistant professorship in Asian American Studies in, but not exclusive to, the disciplines of sociology, psychology, public health, religion, or other humanities and social sciences. Areas of specialization are open but scholars whose expertise builds connections with Arab American and Muslim American Studies, Pacific Islander American Studies, and Indigenous Studies are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Asian American Studies Program. Responsibilities include teaching six quarter-length courses (usually two per quarter), participating in program activities, and collaborating with Asian American Studies faculty and students. This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment starting September 1, 2022. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment.  Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should visit Northwestern's Faculty Recruiting System to submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests, email addresses for three (3) reference writers, and teaching evaluations if available. Deadline to submit applications is May 20, 2022.


Northwestern University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against qualified individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, parental status, marital status, age, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class. Individuals from all diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. For more information, please see the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment at

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