The Asian American Studies Department (AAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks one postdoctoral research associate for
Department: Asian American StudiesPost Date: February 9, 2017
Asian American Studies
Postdoctoral Research Associate, 2017-2018
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Asian American Studies Department (AAS) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks
one postdoctoral research associate for the 2017-2018 academic year. This is a one-year,
non-renewable, appointment. Applicants should conduct research germane to Asian American Studies.
Proposed research projects should have the potential to make a significant contribution to the
field. This associate will be housed in the Department of Asian American Studies, but will also be
provided opportunities to build a supportive on-campus community with the associates from African
American Studies, American Indian Studies, and Latina Latino Studies.
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, 2017. 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, 2017, and are for a nine-month period, August
16, 2017 – May 15, 2018. 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 and teaching. 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 Associate Head..
Postdoctoral research associates will receive a $47,476.00 salary paid over a 12-month period
(August 2017 – August 2018),
$5,000 in research funds, and a comprehensive benefits package. The program will provide the
research associate with office space.
To apply, create your candidate profile through the University of Illinois application login page
at http://go.illinois.edu/AASPost- DocFellowshipApplication and upload your application materials:
ï‚· Cover letter
ï‚· Curriculum vitae
ï‚· Statement of current research and writing plans
ï‚· Up-to-date curriculum vitae
ï‚· Scholarly writing sample (20-25 pages)
ï‚· Official graduate transcripts
ï‚· Three letters of recommendation (including one letter from the dissertation advisor) should
be sent to:
Post Doc Review Committee
Department of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1208 West Nevada Street, MC 142
Urbana, IL 61801
Letters of recommendation can also be e-mailed directly from the recommender to firstname.lastname@example.org.
To guarantee full consideration, application materials should be submitted to the AAS office by
5:00 p.m. on
February 20, 2017.
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 Christine Lyke (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