The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), invites applications for part-time Lecturer positions (Non-Senate) with primary responsibility in teaching interdisciplinary courses in Asian American Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year.  Appointments are usually per course, on a quarter by quarter basis and we expect to need enough Lecturers to cover 24 courses. The UCLA Department of Asian American Studies offers a major, minor, a graduate concentration, and Master of Arts.

Academic appointment dates are as follows:  Fall Quarter (October 1-December 31, 2019) [instruction begins September 26, 2019], Winter Quarter (January 1-March 31, 2020), and Spring Quarter (April 1-

June 30, 2020).

We are especially looking for applicants who can teach the following courses:

  • History of Asian Americans (AAS 10) [Spring Quarter]
  • History of Asian Americans (AAS 10W) [Fall Quarter]
  • Contemporary Asian American Communities (AAS 20) [Fall Quarter]
  • Contemporary Asian American Communities (AAS 20W) [Spring Quarter]
  • Asian American Literature and Culture (AAS 30) [Fall Quarter]
  • Asian American Movement (AAS 40) [Winter Quarter]
  • Asian American Women (AAS 50) [Winter Quarter]
  • Social Science Research Methods (AAS 103) [Winter Quarter]
  • Internships in Asian Pacific Communities (AAS 104B) [Fall or Spring Quarter]
  • Asian American Creative Writing (AAS 112C) [Fall Quarter]
  • Asian American Education and Schooling (AAS M114) [Spring Quarter]
  • Women and Community in Asian American Studies (AAS 115) [Fall Quarter]
  • Asian American Social Movements (AAS M116) [Spring Quarter]
  • Indigeneity, Empire, and Resistance in Pacific Islands (AAS 122A) [Fall Quarter]
  • Gender and Film in Pacific (AAS 122B) [Winter Quarter]
  • Pilipino American Experience (AAS 133) [Fall Quarter]
  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Community-Based Learning (AAS 140SL) [Fall, Winter & Spring Quarters]
  • Ethnocommunications: Creating Community Media (AAS C142AB) [Fall & Winter Quarters]
  • Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Issues in America’s Healthcare systems (AAS M161) [Spring Quarter]
  • Transnational Perspectives on Asian America (AAS 170) [Winter Quarter]
  • Critical Issues in US-China Relations (AAS 171A) [Spring Quarter]
  • Critical Issues in US-Korea Relations (AAS 171C) [Spring Quarter]
  • Critical Issues in US-Vietnam Relations (AAS 171E) [Fall Quarter]
  • Southeast Asian Refugee Communities (AAS 187C) [Winter Quarter]
  • Special Courses in Asian American Themes (AAS 187B) or Populations and Communities (AAS 187C): We welcome applicants who can offer special topics courses that complement our curriculum such as Pacific Islander studies, Asian Americans in Los Angeles and critical refugee


Requirements: Applicants with a Ph.D. are preferred. Applicants who are advanced to Ph.D. candidacy or who have a M.A., M.F.A., or equivalent may be considered (currently enrolled UC students are not considered).

Application Procedure Preliminary review of applications will be conducted starting May 6, 2019. Candidates should submit the following application materials online at by no later than Friday, May 31, 2019.

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching evaluation summaries
  • Course list and availability
  • A paragraph description and syllabus for each proposed course
  • Names and contact information of three references

The University of California, Los Angeles and the Asian American Studies Department are interested in candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities, and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement.

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