Asian American Studies postdoc at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL

Asian American Studies Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2012-2013
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Asian American Studies Program (AASP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks two postdoctoral research associates for the 2012-2013 academic year. Applicants should conduct research germane to Asian American studies. Proposed research projects should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the field.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, must have received a doctorate or appropriate terminal degree within the past five years or have completed this requirement by July 31, 2012. They must demonstrate promise for a tenure-track appointment at a research college or university and their primary research focus must be Asian American, and/or transnational Asian populations in the U.S. and across the Asian Diaspora.

Appointments have a target start date of August 16, 2012, and are for a nine-month period, August 16, 2012 – May15, 2013. Contingent on review, recipients may be eligible for a second year appointment. Recipients must be in residence full-time at the University’s Urbana campus for the duration of the appointment, and may not hold other fellowships or awards during the appointment period. During their stay at Illinois, postdoctoral research associates will be expected to participate in research, teaching, and service. While research and participation in the intellectual life of the program is the primary responsibility, research associates will be expected to teach a course in Asian American Studies. The specific teaching duties will be decided in consultation with the Director.

The associates will be housed at the Asian American Studies Program, but will also be provided opportunities to build a supportive on-campus community with the associates from African American Studies, American Indian Studies, and Latino/Latina Studies.

Postdoctoral research associates will receive a $42,000 salary paid over a 12-month period (August 2012– August 2013), $5,000 in research funds, and a comprehensive benefits package. The program will provide the research associate with office space and routine office support for photocopying, faxing, mailing, etc.

To apply, candidates should electronically submit a cover letter that describes qualifications for the position and current research and writing plans, an up to date curriculum vita and a 20-25 page writing sample to Official graduate transcripts and three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) should be sent to:

Post Doc Review Committee, Asian American Studies Program, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1208 West Nevada Street, MC 142, Urbana, IL 61801.

To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be submitted to the AASP office by 5:00 p.m. on February 24, 2012.

For further information on the Asian American Studies Program, please visit our web site: Questions regarding the postdoctoral research associate positions and application process should be directed to Pia Sengsavanh (

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an AA/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.