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Job Announcement: Asst Prof. in Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA

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    Brian Bernards

    Open assistant prof position in SE Asian Studies (including broadly-defined literature and culture focus) at UCLA:


    The Department of Asian Languages & Cultures (http://www.alc.ucla.edu/) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), invites applications for a position in Southeast Asian studies, at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor. This position will begin on July 1, 2019.

    The position is open as to discipline and country specialty, though preference is for applicants in fields relating to the study of religion, culture, and literature, all broadly defined. Applicants whose research involves innovative and interdisciplinary humanistic approaches to interregional connections, routes of migration, diasporas, minoritized populations, race, gender, sexuality, or new technologies are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to those candidates whose training and teaching interests allow them to work comparatively across at least portions of the wider Southeast Asia region.

    The successful candidate will be expected to sustain an active research and publication schedule, teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, provide service to the department and campus, and demonstrate a strong commitment to diversity-related teaching, research, and/or service. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

    Applicants are expected to have a PhD in hand by the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with experience. Applicants are asked to submit the following materials: cover letter; CV; recent writing sample or publication; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to research; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to teaching; statement regarding applicant’s approaches to equity, inclusion, and diversity; two sample syllabi (one undergraduate, one graduate); sample course evaluations; and the names of three references. All materials should be submitted using the UC Recruit online website. For questions regarding this process, please feel free to contact Professor George Dutton, chair of the search committee: dutton@humnet.ucla.edu.

    Review of applications will begin November 15, 2018, and will continue until position is closed on December 1, 2018.

    The University of California 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 the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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