The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester concerning their fields of expertise for the department's undergraduate and graduate programs. Faculty in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college, University and profession.
Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.
The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies are available at https://faculty.umn.edu/sites/faculty.umn.edu/files/asian_languages_and_literatures.pdf.
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The Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Southeast Asian Studies at the rank of assistant professor beginning in Fall 2020 (08/31/2020).
The Department seeks candidates whose research focuses on moving image studies, media studies, sound studies, digital culture, visual culture, or related fields of Southeast Asia, defined as the region including Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, the Philippines, Brunei, East Timor, and Indonesia. Secondary topics of specialization may include, but are not limited to, environment and ecocriticism, migration and diaspora, gender and sexuality, ethnicity and indigeneity, religious studies, performance studies, and literary studies.
Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.
Required qualifications: PhD (or foreign equivalent) in a relevant field is required. Advanced ABDs may be considered for appointment at the rank of instructor with the stipulation that the PhD is conferred in the first year of the appointment.
Preferred qualifications: Ability to teach with a transnational regional approach is preferred. Connections with existing Department strengths in the regions of East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East would be welcomed. We seek candidates who have the ability to teach multiple mediums and who employ cross-disciplinary approaches and embed their scholarship and teaching of cultural texts within broader social, historical, and political processes. Native or near-native fluency in at least one Southeast Asian language in addition to English will be expected in most cases.
Internal Number: 330661
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