Assistant Professor - Asian Peoples in Diaspora (History)

CUNY-School of Professional Studies

2900 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11210




Oct 24, 2022


Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a full-time, entry-level, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Department of History, with a research and teaching focus on the History of Asian Peoples in Diaspora, and a particular attention to the Americas. An interest in and background for teaching courses concerning Islamic religious belief and practice would be welcome but is not required.

The Department welcomes all interdisciplinary and methodological approaches and chronological and geographical specializations.

This line will support the College’s Black, Race, Ethnic, Disability, and LGBTQ Studies initiative and has a starting date in August 2023.

The Department encourages applications from underrepresented populations. If you anticipate needing any type of reasonable accommodation during the application process, please contact

The Brooklyn College Department of History has 16 full-time members and teaches approximately 1000 students and 40 sections per semester.

Brooklyn College serves students from as many as 150 countries who speak over 100 languages and dialects and thus constitutes a vibrant microcosm of the rich diversity and energy that characterizes the borough of Brooklyn and the greater New York City area itself. Its mission features “a special commitment to educate immigrant and first-generation college students from the diverse communities that make up our city and state.” The college ethos is strongly invested in the educational and career success of our diverse students. We are committed to fostering a spirit of camaraderie and shared ideals. By accessing a first-class and affordable college education in an inclusive and nurturing intellectual milieu, our students acquire the skills, confidence, and global mindedness that allow them to thrive in a rapidly changing, unpredictable marketplace of ideas that is increasingly mindless of borders and spans cultures and vernaculars.

To this end, the college seeks faculty who are eager to engage with the diversity of our student body and have a demonstrated commitment to inclusion and heterogeneity through teaching, research and/or service. We seek to recruit and retain faculty who reflect the mosaic of our student population. Successful candidates will bring their unique creativity, sensitivity, insights and perspectives to a community that welcomes innovation and promotes excellence in scholarship and teaching. Together we will model the finest that a public urban liberal arts, sciences, and professional studies college can be for the present and future.

The successful candidate will:

Teach both foundational as well as advanced courses on the historical and present-day realities of members of the Asian diaspora at the BA and MA levels.

Participate in the development of an Asian American Studies program at Brooklyn College.

Teach courses that are part of CUNY’s Pathways general education curriculum. ( )

The teaching responsibility is 6 courses a year, though new faculty receive reassigned time for scholarly work. Experience and excellence in online teaching is preferred. Service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment.



Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in history or in any related field by the time of appointment from an accredited institution

Ability to teach undergraduate courses is required

Ability to teach evening, weekends, face-to-face, and online


Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching (whether as primary instructor or teaching assistant) and plans to continue pedagogical development

An active research agenda

Fluency in relevant research languages

Demonstrated commitment to working effectively with students from diverse, minoritized, and marginalized communities


$72,667 - $93,134; Salary commensurate with experience and credentials.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


From our job posting system, select “Apply Now”, create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, please visit

Applicants should upload the following in .doc or .pdf format:

A letter of application, not to exceed three pages, that includes a summary of current and future scholarship, teaching interests and experience, and ability to work effectively with a broadly diverse student population

A curriculum vitae

Graduate transcripts

Detailed descriptions of or syllabi for proposed courses (Please include one survey and one specialized course)

A one or two-page statement of teaching philosophy

Contact information for 3 references. Reference letters and writing samples will be requested at a later stage of the search process.


Review of applications to begin December 19, 2022 and will continue until filled.


CUNY Job Posting: Faculty


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.