Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies

University of Oklahoma, Honors College
Norman, Oklahoma
Closing date
Nov 5, 2021

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The Honors College of the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies who conducts qualitative research in any subfield, and who has an interest in community-engaged teaching and research. 

The successful candidate will be a scholar whose qualitative research engages with any aspect of Asian American experiences, which encompass a wide range of immigration histories, national origins, ethnic identities, and cultural practices. The candidate's area of expertise is open, but will ideally focus on pressing public issues, for example: equity, diversity, and inclusion; the social impact of immigration policies; human health and well-being; political participation and voting rights; media and disinformation; economic disparities; institutionalized racism; environmental justice; or issues in cultural studies.

The Honors College is a vibrant undergraduate unit at the University of Oklahoma with a faculty of teacher-scholars who are engaged in the interdisciplinary instruction of exceptional students from across the university. The successful candidate will teach a 2/2 load of introductory and advanced Honors seminars in their areas of expertise. The University of Oklahoma is an R-1 university that provides faculty with strong support for research, as well as innovative teaching activities.  


The successful candidate will be required to have PhD. in hand by August 15, 2022. The successful candidate will show promise for a robust research and publication agenda. The ideal candidate demonstrates commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The ideal candidate prioritizes community-engaged scholarship and teaching, and will strive to build collaborative, reciprocal, and enduring relationships not only with colleagues across the university but also with one or more of the Asian American communities in Oklahoma City and beyond. 

Application Instructions

Initial applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a graduate transcript. Applications should be submitted electronically via Interfolio at 

Applicants who move ahead in the process will be asked to submit an article-length writing sample, a sample syllabus of their own design, a statement on diversity, and three letters of reference.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on Nov. 29, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Initial interviews will take place via Zoom. 

Application Process

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity institution Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.


The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In Fall 2019, approximately 23% of OU’s freshmen were first-generation students, 33% of all students belonged to a minority race/ethnicity and 6% were international.

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