Wiki page for Academic Jobs in Asian & Asian American Studies advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

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Instructions[edit | edit source]

Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

Please contribute to transparency in the academy by adding yourself and your advisors to the Academic Tree project.

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Amherst College (Amherst, MA, USA). Assistant Professor of Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies, and Asian American History (Tenure-Track). Deadline: October 15, 2020.


Applied: 1X

(12/8) : Anyone heard anything back?

(12/10): Request for additional materials sent on Nov. 2.

(12/21): Invited to first round interview, and finalist interview scheduled for January

Duke University (Durham, NC, USA). Cluster Hire in Asian American Studies (2 hires, Tenure-Track, Open Rank). Deadline: October 26, 2020.


Applied: 6X

(12/8): Anyone heard anything back? -- Not officially, but as of 11/30 a friend of a friend in AAS program said the departments hadn't forwarded their top candidates to the AAS search committee yet (12/8)

12/16: Thanks for the update. Any other word?

1/8: Departments have interviewed their top candidates and they have been sent back to AAS search committees. Candidates should know more mid-January.

1/12: Rejection letter from committee chair X4

Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, NY, USA). Assistant Professor in Asian Studies/American Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: November 15th, 2020.


Applied: 5X

(12/8): Anyone heard anything back?

(12/29): Anyone heard back?

University of Portland (USA:OR). Associate Professor/Professor for Development of Ethnic Studies (Tenure-Track). Deadline: 15 November 2020. Job ad on Chronicle Jobs Updates: 

California State University, Fresno (CA, USA). Assistant Professor of Asian History, 1600- present (Tenure-Track). Deadline: November 15, 2020.


Applied: 1X

(12/8): Anyone heard anything yet?

Emory University (Atlanta, GA, USA). Assistant Professor of Asian-American, Pacific Rim and Transnational Asian Literature and Culture (Tenure-Track). Deadline: November 30, 2020.


Applied: 3X

11/23: Request for supplemental materials...but it sounds like everyone who applied got this request? Almost like they decided to change the application requirements at the last minute?

12/9: To the posting above, how long after you submitted your initial materials did you get the supplemental materials request? I think that means you got to a second round. I received a request immediately after submitting my initial materials (since I was now on the list of applicants) on 11/30 and emailed the department to check; they said this was only for "some candidates" since they started reviewing on a rolling basis. All the best!

12/10: Request for zoom interviews sent out on 12/09.

(12/10): the ad states that interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis; to the post above, when did you submit your application materials?

1/5: Wonder what "a rolling basis" really means here. They no longer receive applications after the deadlines and they had their first screening and interview. Could there be another interview and if so why spread that way? Many people sent their applications and requested materials by 11/30. I am not sure it really depends on when they submitted it.

Rice University (Houston, TX, USA). Assistant/ Associate Professor of Transnational Asian Studies (2 hires, Tenure-Track). Deadline: December 1, 2020.


Applied: 4X

(12/16): any updates?

(1/17): anyone hear anything back?

University of California, Santa Barbara (California, USA). Assistant Professor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Literature (Tenure-Track). Deadline: December 10, 2020.


Applied: 2X

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[edit | edit source]

Harvard University (USA: MA), Lecturer in History & Literature (NTT/FT). Deadline: 7 January 2021.

Lafayette College (USA: PA). Assistant Professor of International Affairs (Tenure-Track; note: focus on transnational migration, post-colonialism, diaspora studies, etc.). Deadline: 17 February 2021. Job Ad on Interfolio.

Stanford University (USA:CA). Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Clayman Institute for Gender Research (NT/FT). Deadline: 7 January 2021.

Nova Southeastern University (Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA). Assistant/Associate Professor of Digital Humanities with specialization in Ethnic Studies in the Department of Humanities and Politics. Deadline: Open until filled. NTT. FT.

Word on the Street[edit | edit source]

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