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Job Announcement: Asst Prof. in Transpacific Asian American Studies, USC

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    Brian Bernards

    Dept. of American Studies & Ethnicity

    University of Southern California

    Los Angeles, California

    The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is seeking one tenure-track assistant professor in the field of American Studies and Ethnic Studies with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2019. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar trained in the humanities and/or social sciences.  The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate field of study prior to appointment.

    The candidate’s research should engage Transpacific Asian American studies that goes beyond the U.S. Nation-state; utilize comparative (across national borders) and/or multilingual approaches; and acknowledge the importance of the Pacific and its islands to the formation of the transpacific. A successful applicant will have a broad knowledge of Asian American literatures and cultures in addition to any other areas included in Transpacific Asian American Studies, and should also expect to be active with the Center for Transpacific Studies.

    We will begin reviewing applications on October 5, 2018. Applications should include: 1) A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate’s qualifications for the position, with areas of specialization, research and teaching interests clearly identified, 2) a current CV, 3) the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC for a letter of reference 4) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages). In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.

    To learn more about the Department, visit our website at

    USC 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, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

    To apply, please visit:

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