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Visiting Faculty - College of FAHSS

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Position type: Faculty Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Non-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Fine Arts Humanities & Soc Sci
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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General Summary of Position:

The University of Massachusetts Lowell invites applications for a full-time Visiting Faculty of Southeast Asian American / Southeast Asian Diasporic Studies, with a faculty appointment in one of the following departments as appropriate: History, Political Science, or Sociology. This position is renewable for four years, contingent upon successful review and funding.

The successful candidate will have a 3-3 teaching load, developing and teaching courses in Southeast Asian American/Southeast Asian Diasporic and Asian American Studies, including in areas of specialization. Preference for research with Southeast Asian American populations in New England/East Coast. The candidate will also provide significant service to the university’s Center for Asian American Studies and the Asian American Center for Excellence and Engagement. The UMass Lowell Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS, promotes research and education on Asian Americans, particularly Southeast Asian Americans in New England. The Asian American Center for Excellence and Engagement (AACEE,, supported by an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) grant, provides a wide range of resources to support Asian American students. The Visiting Faculty’s service may include promoting community-engaged research and teaching; developing and implementing faculty development workshops to increase faculty members’ awareness of Asian Americans’ educational experiences and outcomes; and advising and mentoring students.

The ideal candidate should demonstrate a clear and active research agenda in Southeast Asian American Studies and at least one year of teaching experience at the undergraduate level. Experience advising students and/or developing Asian American studies curriculum is preferred.

The appointment is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2024. All offers of employment are conditional based on the successful completion of a background check. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

About the University of Massachusetts Lowell

As outlined in our values statement, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, as a public higher education institution, recognizes its responsibility to serve the public good and immediate surrounding communities. Faculty in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS) are nationally and internationally recognized for research and work engaging some of the pressing social issues facing the world today, such as race equity, health, and education (for more information about UML FAHSS Research Centers, please visit

Greater Lowell, Merrimack Valley, and the Boston region are home to diverse communities. The historic city of Lowell, MA, is a gateway city that is a majority-minority city (20.9% Asian American, 17.9% Hispanic, 8% Black/African American), and is home to the second-largest Cambodian American population in the U.S. UMass Lowell has robust partnerships with the City of Lowell, Lowell Public Schools, health organizations, and many other local nonprofits and businesses. The Boston region is also home to a large number of potential research partners.

UMass Lowell is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Ph.D. in relevant humanities or social science field (ABD will be considered; however, the candidate must have completed the doctorate before the appointment begins)
  • A promising research portfolio with a focus on Southeast Asian American communities
  • At least one year of teaching experience at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated potential for curriculum development
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Asian American communities, particularly Southeast Asian American communities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Review of complete applications will begin March 15, 2024 
and continue until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received. 

Please submit the following required documents with your application:

  • Curriculum Vita
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample
  • Sample Syllabi
  • Names and contact information of three academic references will be required during the application process.


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