Applicants should send a 1) current C.V., 2) a detailed cover letter that explains their qualifications as well as their teaching philosophy, 3) a description of their commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education, and 4) a list of three references, who may be contacted for letters of support. Deadline for applications is December 1, 2021.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Asian Studies Program (ASIA) invites applications for a three-year renewable lectureship beginning in August 2022.
The Asian Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences averaging seventy students pursuing a major, minor, or upper-division certificate in Asian Studies. Students are required to study an Asian Language through the advanced level (UMBC offers Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hindi), and complete core courses and electives in a variety of disciplines relevant to the study of Asia: language, literature, culture, history, economics, political science, anthropology, media and communication studies, art, music, dance, or gender and women’s studies. All students are encouraged, but not required, to study abroad. Many of our students go on to work or study in Asia after graduation.
Qualified candidates should have a doctoral degree in a social science or humanities discipline at the time of appointment and engage in interdisciplinary teaching and inclusive pedagogies. Candidates should have a basic proficiency in an Asian language (similar to advanced undergraduate language courses) and experience living, working, studying, or researching in Asia. Candidates should also have a specialization in the economics, political economy, politics, or international relations of Asia or East Asia; or Korean Studies including history, politics, economics and or culture. The Program is particularly interested in candidates with a dedication to diversity, equity, inclusive excellence in higher education and the commitment, skills, and experience to contribute to our mission of promoting social justice and equity in Asian Studies.
Teach 3 courses per semester in Asian Studies including ASIA 100: Introduction to Asian Studies and a 300 or 400 level capstone course
Develop courses related to their own specialties and interests
Advise and provide research mentoring to our students in the Asian Studies Program
Engage in programmatic work with the director to develop new core and elective courses to expand and improve the existing programs
Plan and implement student programs alongside the director
UMBC is located in Catonsville, Maryland in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. The University has 14,000 students and routinely ranks as one of the top institutions in the nation for undergraduate teaching and innovation in U.S. News and World Report. UMBC’s community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. UMBC is especially proud of its diverse student population, and the work of the Asian Studies Program actively advances diversity, equity, and inclusion. UMBC hosts a number of dynamic interdisciplinary programs and centers, including the Dresher Center for humanities research, the Center for Social Science Scholarship, and the Global Studies Program. UMBC also has strong programs in political science, economics, history, and modern languages and culture that support and collaborate with the Asian Studies Program.
Ph.D. in social sciences or humanities at time of appointment
Engage in interdisciplinary teaching and inclusive pedagogies
Experience living, working, studying, or researching in Asia
Basic proficiency in an Asian language (similar to advanced undergraduate language courses)
Specialization in the economics, political economy, politics, or international relations of Asia or East Asia; or Korean Studies including history, politics, economics and or culture.
Dedication to diversity, equity, inclusive excellence in higher education
Applicants should send a 1) current C.V., 2) a detailed cover letter that explains their qualifications as well as their teaching philosophy, 3) a description of their commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education, and 4) a list of three references, who may be contacted for letters of support.
Review of application materials will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
UMBC, an honors university serving more than 11,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, is one of two public universities in Maryland to achieve the “doctoral/research university-extensive” Carnegie classification. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership.
Our UMBC community redefines excellence in higher education through an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We will advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds. The successful candidate will join a department with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence, and will be expected to contribute actively to these efforts (https://diversity.umbc.edu/).
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