CfA: Asian and Asian American Studies Assistant Professor


The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2024.

We seek candidates with areas of specialization in one or more of the following areas: literature, cultural studies, women’s and gender studies, and media studies. Additionally, candidates with a regional focus that includes South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Japan are especially encouraged to apply.

We expect a candidate who can contribute to departmental curricular needs, collaborate with interdisciplinary scholars within and beyond the department, and push forward the department’s vision of transpacific studies.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and teach courses at both introductory and advanced levels in the Asian and Pacific Studies Program and help grow the number of majors and minors in Asian and Pacific Studies. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and strong scholarship or scholarly potential. A Ph.D. in fields consistent with the position is required by the time of appointment. As a department committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

The typical teaching load for tenure-track faculty is 2-2-2-3 in a two-year cycle, with an expectation to advise students and to provide service to the department, the college, and the application materials (in pdf format) should be uploaded no later than October 30, 2023: (1) a letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement of teaching philosophy, (4) student teaching evaluations (quantitative and qualitative). 

The following items should be sent to by October 30, 2023: 5) a set of sample syllabi, (6) writing samples (article or chapter length), (7) graduate school transcripts. (8) Three letters of recommendation (one of which must explicitly address the candidate’s teaching ability). 

Letters of recommendation must be submitted by the recommender directly to

Note: Be aware that Workday has a limitation on the number of documents you can upload (5 documents) as well as size limitations (5 MB). If you have documentation that exceeds these limits, please send additional materials as an email attachment with the subject line “[candidate name] AAAS Application Materials” to

Questions may be directed to Edward Park, Chair, Department of Asian and Asian American Studies at

Reasonable expected salary: $80,000.00

Loyola Marymount University, a Carnegie classified R2 institution in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education, seeks outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to inclusive excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment free from discrimination and harassment as defined by federal, state and local law. We invite all persons in the full diversity of their being, life experience, and beliefs to apply. (Visit for more information.)