Director, Asian/Asian American Studies, Syracuse University

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Syracuse University seeks nominations and applications for the position of Director, Asian/Asian-American Studies, an interdisciplinary program housed in The College of Arts and Sciences. The successful candidate will be a senior tenured professor who demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching, advising students, and conducting a serious research agenda in an area of Asian-American Studies that is consistent with the University’s vision of Scholarship in Action. The specific research area and discipline of the Director is open.

The charge for the Director is to lead this quickly growing interdisciplinary program in Asian/Asian-American Studies, which recently established a minor in the curriculum of The College of Arts and Sciences but is available for every undergraduate major at Syracuse University. There are currently over30 courses offered on campus and abroad that contribute to this minor. More courses are expected, and the potential to offer a major in Asian/Asian-American Studies within a few years is extremely strong. TheDirector will provide local and national leadership in the field of Asian/Asian-American studies; identify areas of future growth; coordinate the curriculum offered by faculty members in this area; and work to enhance the profile of the program.

A spirit of creativity, ingenuity, collaboration, and an entrepreneurial approach to leadership are essential qualities for the Director. S/he must be a strong leader and a believer in collaborative decision-making and open communication. The Director will teach undergraduate courses in the Program, coordinate courses that contribute to the Program, work to develop the Program, and advise students who are interested in this area of study.

For full consideration candidates should complete an online Dean/ Senior Executive/Faculty application at for job # 028604 and attach curriculum vitae with a list of 3 references, statement of teaching philosophy, cover letter describing your history in Asian/Asian American Studies.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on February 10, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the search committee chair, Gina Lee-Glauser, Vice President for Research (315-443-2492;

Syracuse University is driven by its vision, Scholarship in Action, a commitment to forging bold, imaginative, reciprocal, and sustained engagements with our many constituent communities, local as well as global. We construe SU as a public good, an anchor institution positioned to play an integral role in todays knowledge-based, global society by leveraging a precious commodity, intellectual capital, with partners from all sectors of the economy: public, private, and non-profit. Each partner brings its strengths to the table, where collectively we address the most pressing problems facing our community. In doing so, we invariably find that the challenges we face locally resonate globally. Please visit the Syracuse website for additional information about the University.

Syracuse University strongly embraces diversity. Women and members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Syracuse University is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer.

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Primary Category: Asian American History / Studies

Secondary Categories: None
Posting Date: 01/09/2012
Closing Date 03/06/2012