ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

Position Details

Posting Detail Information

Vacancy ID F2078
Job Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES
Department Ctr for Study of Culture, Race&Ethnicity
School/Parent Organization School of Humanities and Sciences
Division Provost and Educational Affairs Division
Employment Category Fulltime-Regular
Academic Year 2018-2019
Academic Semester Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
Anticipated start date 08/16/2018
If temporary, expected end date
Faculty Status Tenure Eligible, Notice (TE)
Position/Job Summary

Ithaca College’s Center for the Study of Culture Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE) invites applications for a tenure eligible Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies position beginning August 16, 2018.

Position/Job Qualifications

We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in Asian American Studies whose work addresses racial injustice and equity as related to Asian American peoples in the United States. Area of specialization is open, but special consideration will be given to candidates who can add to the departmental offerings in the following areas: underrepresented Asian American communities, transgender/queer studies and/or comparative ethnic studies. Preference will be given to candidates who hold a Ph.D. in Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or American Studies, but candidates with degrees in closely related fields will also be considered. Advanced ABDs are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to candidates who will obtain their PhD by the time of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda and evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level. Successful candidates will be able to teach Introduction to Asian American Studies and Introduction to Ethnic Studies, as well as additional courses in Asian American Studies. Other responsibilities include coordinating the CSCRE’s Asian American Studies minor. We seek candidates who have relevant teaching experience and/or a record of scholar-activism with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.

EEO Statement

Ithaca College is committed to building a diverse academic community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Experience that contributes to the diversity of the college is appreciated.

Instructions for submitting your application:

Interested applicants must apply online at http://ithaca.edu/jobs/ and attach a CV/resume and cover letter. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Screening of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 15, 2017.

Work authorization (select one): Visa sponsorship will be considered for this position
Department description

The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) was founded is 1999 with the mission to develop curriculum focused on the experiences of African-, Latino/a-, Asian-, and Native-American (ALANA) people, who tend to be marginalized, underrepresented, or misrepresented in the U.S. as well as in the normative curriculum. Most of the CSCRE’s courses thus take the U.S. as the primary site for engaging race and ethnicity but many also problematize borders and binaries (inside/outside, self/other, black/white, local/global), as a way to explore the inter-connections between ALANA people and white society, as well as between the U.S. and the world.

The CSCRE also fosters dialogues on issues pertaining to culture, race and ethnicity through extra-curricular programming, notably its yearlong Discussion Series, which brings between six and eight speakers, artists, activists, and performers to Ithaca over the year. This dual and comprehensive focus is meant to help students to live meaningfully in a multiracial and polycultural world by understanding how race and ethnicity shape an individual’s identity and life chances.

College description

At Ithaca College, a comprehensive residential campus community of 6,500 students, we strive to be at the forefront of the higher education landscape. We offer a distinct integrative learning experience that makes students ready for the personal, professional, and global challenges of our age.

We seek candidates who embrace integrative learning and want to be a part of this exciting time in Ithaca College history. We encourage creative collaboration and innovation in our faculty and staff, providing support and resources for them to grow in their fields and lead students to their own innovative ideas and achievements.

We welcome different ways of thinking and look for candidates with unique points of view and life experiences. We are inclusive of individuals with a wide range of cultural, personal, and professional backgrounds, talents, and skills. Our campus is a vibrant and rewarding community where diverse minds can learn, succeed, and excel.

When reviewing candidates, we are looking for indicators of a number of core competencies. Prospective candidates must be adaptable, collaborative, inclusive, respectful, responsive, results driven, and sustainable. They must communicate effectively, demonstrate leadership, exhibit professional integrity and ethics, take initiative, value personal and professional development, and show that they will engage in the college.

Nestled in the heart of New York State’s scenic Finger Lakes region, Ithaca College sits atop South Hill overlooking picturesque Cayuga Lake and is just minutes away from the city center. Combining small town warmth and charm with the vibrancy of a college community, the thriving and culturally diverse city of Ithaca has been rated by Kiplinger’s as one of the top 10 places to live in the United States.

To learn more about Ithaca College, visit us at http://ithaca.edu

FLSA Status Exempt
Is this position eligible for benefits? Yes
Is this position covered by the SEIU? No

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  2. Curriculum Vitae
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