Posted Wed, 21 Nov 2012 08:00:00 CST
Category: Postdoctoral Fellowships
Asian American Studies
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2013-2014
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Asian American Studies Department (AAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks two postdoctoral research associates for the 2013-2014 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, 2013. 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, 2013, and are for a nine-month period, August 16, 2013 - May 15, 2014. 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 Head.
The associates will be housed at the Asian American Studies Department, 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 2013 - August 2014), $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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Department, 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 AAS office by 5:00 p.m. on January 18th, 2013.
For further information on the Asian American Studies Department, please visit our web site: http://www.asianam.illinois.edu. Questions regarding the postdoctoral research associate positions, and application process should be directed to Sherry Clayborn (email@example.com).
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.