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Assistant Professor - Asian American and/or Transnational Asian Literatures and Cultures - English Department / College of L&S

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The Department of English at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position in the area of Asian American and/or Transnational Asian Literatures and Cultures, with the expected start date of July 1, 2017. We welcome interdisciplinary methods as well as ethnically, geographically and/or linguistically comparative approaches. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through their teaching, research, and service.

Basic qualifications: Applicants must have completed all Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree requirements except the dissertation by the time of application.

Additional qualifications: Since this is a 100% English appointment, we seek a candidate with a demonstrated ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses that have a substantial component of Anglophone literature and/or literature in translation. Applicants must have a well-defined and original program of research, and present demonstrated excellence in classroom teaching.

The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in English or a related field within one year of the appointment start date.

To apply, please go to the following link: Applicants should submit a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, a dissertation or book précis (1-2 pages), and a writing sample (no more than 9,000 words). Once the application materials have been uploaded, applicants will then need to request three letters of reference through the AP Recruit system. Referees will receive an email with a link to upload letters. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( prior to submitting their letters.

Applications must be received by October 28, 2016 to be considered. Letters of reference must be uploaded by October 31, 2016. Please direct questions to Grace De Guzman at

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Berkeley, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Dissertation or Book Précis - 1-2 pages.

  • Writing Sample - No more than 9,000 words.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required