The Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a teaching and research emphasis on modern Southeast Asian literature and culture, beginning Autumn 2021. The scholar will conduct research in one or more languages of Southeast Asia, with focus on modern literature, or visual or popular cultures with a strong textual component. The University of Washington teaches Burmese, Indonesian, Khmer, Tagalog/Filipino, Vietnamese, and Thai. The candidate will join a vibrant campus community of students and scholars of Southeast Asia. In addition, Seattle and Washington state are home to large Southeast Asian immigrant and heritage communities. The candidate will have demonstrated experience with, or commitment to, engaging with these diverse groups. The successful applicant will build connections within the department and across campus, and attract students to our vital and growing Southeast Asia program and community. The applicant will direct the Southeast Asia program within the department, and work collaboratively with relevant groups in the department, university, and community.
This is a tenure-track, full-time appointment (9-month service period), with a 5-course teaching load. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
Ph.D. or foreign equivalent by the start of the appointment, with a specialization in Southeast Asian language, literature, history, or culture, in one of the following fields: Art History, Area Studies, Cinema/Media Studies, Communications, Comparative Literature, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Literature, History, Philosophy, Religion, Sociocultural Anthropology, or Visual studies.
To apply, submit:
a cover letter that addresses research, teaching, evidence of collaboration, and leadership experience
curriculum vitae, including names and contact information for 3 recommenders
an article- or chapter-length writing sample
1-2 page statement of research interests
1-page statement of teaching philosophy
1 sample syllabus
1-2-page diversity statement
For further questions on the position, the status of the opening, or disability accommodations, contact Professor Jennifer Dubrow at firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority will be given to applications received by December 16, 2020.
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