Assistant Professor in Asian American/Asian Diaspora Studies

New York University

New York, NY 10003




Sep 07, 2021

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University seeks to fill a tenure track, Assistant Professor position with a focus on Asian American and/or Asian Diaspora Studies. Successful candidates for this position will present strong evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and have the Ph.D. in hand by the start date. We seek candidates with scholarly and teaching expertise in the history of race, ethnicity, and inequality in the United States, and demonstrated interest in one or more of the following: migration; film, literature, or other cultural circulation and representation; queer theory; disability studies; urbanisms; labor; social movements; citizenship and dissent; and/or American empire and militarism in Asia. Candidates with community-oriented research, teaching, and engagement in or near New York City are especially encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate will also help build a new curricular focus on Critical Race Studies. The position will commence on September 1, 2022.

Full time faculty teach four courses per year (two in the Fall and two in the Spring) and serve as an adviser for 20-25 students. The ideal candidate will also have active interest in participation in the co-curricular activities of the School, including community-oriented civic engagement.

Founded in 1972, Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,600 undergraduate students and 150 masters students located within the major research university of NYU. Its innovative B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, interdisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, top level faculty research, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor.


Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college or university level; and a strong record of research and writing.

Application Instructions

Applicants are required to submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. Further materials may be solicited later.

Applicants can visit the page for NYU’s Office of Global Inclusion and Diversity to learn more about the University’s commitment to building and strengthening a university-wide culture of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Important Information about References: Please note, as part of the online application process, applicants are required to enter the name and email address for three references. Once an applicant has officially submitted their application for the position, a system generated email message will be sent to each referee from Interfolio with a unique link, specifically for them to upload their confidential letter of recommendation directly to your application.

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact Gallatin’s Office of Human Resources at, or the chair of the search committee, Professor Jacob Remes at