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Part-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian Studies and Comparative Literature

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 29th, 2019
Last review date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Monday, Sep 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Position: Part-time Visiting Assistant Professor in Southeast Asian Studies and Comparative Literature

Employment Period: The appointment will be for one year beginning July 1, 2019.

Salary: $10,000 per course (pending final budget approval) Appointment is eligible for renewal depending on need, funding and performance.

Minimum requirements are a Ph.D. in Southeast Asian Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related field. Priority will be given to candidates with experience and success in teaching Southeast Asian Studies and Comparative Literature at an American university.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.


Duties will consist in the instruction of 4 courses as follows, alongside meeting with and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students as necessary.

Fall 2019:
SEAS/CPLT 62, “Introduction to Southeast Asian Literature”
SEAS /CPLT 205, “Literature of Southeast Asia”

Winter 2020:
SEAS CPLT 163, “Nationalism and the Novel: Southeast Asian Contexts”

Spring 2020:
SEAS/CPLT 63, “Reading Southeast Asian Stories”

Application Procedure:

Please provide cover letter, CV, teaching statement, statement of contributions to diversity, sample syllabus or syllabi, teaching evaluations and 3 letters of recommendation. Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: Letters of recommendation must be confidential. Please use the APRecruit system to have your recommenders upload them directly.

Applicants who use Interfolio should use the feature that allows letters to be uploaded directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer's email address. Interfolio refers to this as “Online Application Deliveries”. The following link at Interfolio shows how to set up the feature:

Review of applications will begin May 29,2019 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting material should be received by May 29, 2019.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Department Contact person – Prof. Mariam Lam:

Job location

Riverside, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Sample Syllabus or Syllabi

  • Teaching Evaluations

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required