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Academic Version: Applying my personal experiences and academic research as a professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies to provide a more complete understanding of political, economic, and cultural issues and current events related to American race relations, and Asia/Asian America in particular.
Plain English: Trying to put my Ph.D. to good use.
Here are some more announcements, links, and job postings about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other opportunities for those interested in racial/ethnic/diversity issues. As always, the announcements and links are provided for informational purposes and do not necessarily imply an endorsement of the organization or college involved.
The University of Pennsylvania’s Asian American Pacific Islander student resource center, the Pan-Asian American Community House (PAACH), is looking for a new Director. PAACH is the hub of AAPI activism and student life at Penn so this position is very important to us.
Duties: The Director provides collaborative leadership and administrative oversight of the Pan Asian American Community House (PAACH). The director leads the provision of co-curricular, cultural and social programs for students and student organizations with an emphasis on Asian Pacific American diasporic programming. The Director assists in programming to support the recruitment and retention of undergraduate, graduate and professional students from diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. The Director collaborates with student groups affiliated with the center and other university entities to connect students to all resources relevant to their academic and leadership development and represents the office on University Committees. Position reports to the Associate Vice Provost for Equity and Access.
Qualifications: Master’s required, Ph.D. preferred; minimum of 3-5 years experience in higher education administrations, program development and management, preferably in student affairs; teaching experience desired. Strong knowledge of Asian/Pacific American community required; excellent interpersonal, organizational, technology and communication skills require
The National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program are collaborating on an exhibition that will be the Smithsonian’s first major showcase of contemporary Asian American portraiture. Through the groundbreaking work of seven artists from across the country, Asian American Portraits of Encounter offers provocative artistic responses to the Asian experience in America. The exhibition brings together artists including CYJO, Hye Yeon Nam, Shizu Saldamando, Roger Shimomura, Satomi Shirai, Tam Tran, and Hong Chun Zhang into one exhilarating exhibition. Their portraits of encounter offer representations against and beyond the stereotypes that have long obscured the complexity of being Asian in America.
The exhibit also includes a Portraits After 5: Asian 2 AmericanMingle at the Museum event on Friday, November 4 – 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Immerse yourself in an amazing evening of art, food, and music in the National Portrait Gallery, among works from one of the art world’s most exciting fields. View the exhibition Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter and converse with exhibit curators and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program staff about these provocative works. Then have your own story told by one of the Corcoran College of Art + Design students on hand to draw your portrait and add it to the works from the collections being projected on the walls of the Kogod Courtyard. Then sample the delicious food and drinks as DJs Yellow Fever transform the courtyard with a soundscape of international beats.
“Faces of China” – Making Connections in the Simplest Way
Miami Photographer Tom Salyer Showcases 6 Years of Work in China
Miami based professional photographer Tom Salyer will showcase an exhibit of his work documenting his annual visits to China. The Opening Reception will be held on Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. and the exhibit will run through January 21, 2012.
The show will also feature an audio accompaniment of natural, field-recorded sound. As well as traditional commercial photography, Salyer specializes in multimedia presentations and ‘talking postcards’ that combine photographs and sound so that audiences gain a fuller, more compelling experience than any one of those elements could achieve by themselves. Images detailing the meditation routine of Tibetan Monks are preserved moments in time when complemented with the sounds of horns, cymbals, chants, conch shells, clanging tea cups, and rice being rhythmically scooped and poured over bowls and rings.
ACND Gallery of Art
Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School
4949 NE 2nd Avenue
Miami, FL 33137
November 5th – January 21st, 2012
Opening: November 5th 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position in International Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor with research focusing on the Middle East. The position will be a joint appointment with a commitment to teaching in the International Studies program and a commitment to teaching Middle East studies courses within a disciplinary department. Tenure when granted will be held in the disciplinary department. Personnel decisions will originate in the disciplinary department with input from the International Studies program.
Applications are welcomed from scholars in the fields of Anthropology, History, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, or related fields. The College seeks scholars whose research covers the geographical area of the Middle East. In addition, the College seeks applications from scholars who are prepared to assume major but not singular responsibility for the core and capstone courses in the International Studies major. Preference for candidates with significant time living or working in the Middle East. For more information about the Middle East Studies Program visit http://ids.chass.ncsu.edu/mestudies/.
Qualifications: Applicants for the position must hold the PhD in an appropriate field and have some teaching experience. ABDs who plan on having their PHD completed by August 15, 2012 will be considered but preference will be given to applicants who will have a completed PHD.
To apply please visit http://jobs.ncsu.edu and search for position 00101890. Applicants will be asked to submit a letter of application that speaks to their interdisciplinary and comparative/global interests and their research as it pertains to the Middle East, a copy of their current CV, syllabi, and a representative sample of teaching evaluation. In addition, please arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to: Dr. Akram Khater, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of History, North Carolina State University, CB 8108, Raleigh NC 27695-8108. Review of applications will begin on November 9, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Asian American Studies Department with specialization in Chinese American Studies, to commence Fall 2012 semester (Search #12.11).
Qualifications: PhD or equivalent terminal degree by August 1, 2012. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in curricular development and student advising, ability to teach general and comparative Asian American Studies courses (both undergraduate and graduate levels), and commitment to scholarly/professional activities and community service. Open fields of specialization in the social sciences and humanities. Consideration will be given to candidates with bilingual/bicultural competency and expertise in the areas of Chinese American history, literature, writing/composition, and/or cultural studies.
Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications. Application Deadline: December 15, 2011. Submit application dossier (cover letter, cv, official transcripts, samples of published or other related professional works) and a minimum of three references to:
Asian American Studies Hiring Committee, Search #12.11
College of Ethnic Studies – EP 103
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4100
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The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Asian American Studies Department, to commence Fall 2012 semester (Search #13.11).
Description and Qualifications: PhD or equivalent terminal degree by August 1, 2012. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in curricular development and student advising, ability to teach general and comparative Asian American Studies courses (both undergraduate and graduate levels), and commitment to scholarly/professional activities and community service. Preference will be given to candidates with specialization in (1) Asian American family, gender, sexuality, and Queer studies, and/or (2) South Asian American Studies. Consideration will be given to candidates with bilingual/bicultural competency.
Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor. Salary will commensurate with experience and qualifications. Application Deadline: December 15, 2011. Submit application dossier with a cover letter, cv, official transcripts, samples of published or related professional works, and a minimum of three references to:
Asian American Studies Hiring Committee, Search #13.11
Office of the Dean, College of Ethnic Studies, EP 103
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132-4100
For further information contact email@example.com, 415/338-2698
The Africana Studies Program at Texas A & M University invites applications for the position of Director. This is a faculty position with appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level. PhD required. We seek candidates who have a strong record of research, teaching, and administrative experience in Africana, Diaspora, or related Studies. A joint appointment with a department outside Africana Studies is possible. Duties include teaching Africana Studies classes. The position will begin August 1, 2012.
The program in Africana Studies is housed in the College of Liberal Arts. The interdisciplinary program offers an undergraduate minor and a graduate certificate. The Africana Studies faculty and curriculum are distinctively interdisciplinary and transnational. The program is currently composed of eight core faculty members, who hold joint appointments in our departments of Anthropology, Communication, English, Hispanic Studies, Performance Studies, and Psychology. More than twenty other faculty from an array of academic disciplines teach classes and participate in program activities as affiliated faculty members. All are engaged in exciting research that is advancing knowledge in their fields of specialty and raising the program to national prominence.
Texas A & M is a large and expanding research university located in Bryan/College Station, a growing metropolitan community with a clean environment, attractive amenities, a low cost of living, and close proximity to the large metropolitan areas of Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. It holds the unusual distinction of being a land, sea, and space grant university.
Applicants should submit a letter describing their research, teaching, and statement of their vision for advancing Africana Studies at Texas A & M; curriculum vitae, one writing sample (article or book chapter), and names of three references. Address correspondence to: Africana Search Committee, 4456 TAMU, College Station, TX 77843-4456. Review of applications will begin January 2, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
Here are some more links out that have come my way relating to Asians or Asian Americans. As always, links to other sites are provided for informational purposes and do not necessarily imply an endorsement of their contents:
Photographic Exhibition: commUNITY
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, photographer William L. Snyder and the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette are collaborating to present “commUNITY”, a provocative photographic exhibition that documents the realities and experiences of Asian Americans who live, work, and go to school in Greater Lafayette.
Through black and white portraits accompanied by brief personal narratives, “commUNITY” investigates the notion of cultural and geographic communities and explores individual identity by deconstructing social, racial, and cultural constructs. What began as a conversation between Snyder and his producer Kate Van Oosten, became an artistic odyssey that materialized into an exhibition celebrating two subjects that the two are extremely passionate about: photography and Asian American identity.
Serving as an artistic platform to dispel disempowering stereotypes and expose the reality of the Asian American population who live in the community, the exhibition features the photographs and statements of 30 anonymous volunteers whose age ranges from 18 years old to 61 years old. They were also asked to respond to four questions addressing issues relevant to Asian American identity.
Curated by Snyder and Van Oosten, “commUNITY” aims to educate the public by exposing the fluidity of social identity and promoting awareness and recognition of the Asian American population in the community. The exhibit is supported in part by the Asian American Network of Indiana, the Council on Asian American Studies, and Color Tech.
Coinciding with the opening of the “The Artists of Ivy Tech: New Vistas” exhibition, the opening reception will take place May 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Shook Gallery at the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette. The exhibit is on display from May 22 through June 20 at the Art Museum located at 102 South Tenth Street. A virtual exhibition of “commUNITY” will go live on Snyder’s web site williamLsnyder.com that will coincide with the museum opening. The online exhibition will feature additional volunteers whose profiles are not displayed in the museum exhibition.
Call for Submissions: APAture Festival
Kearny Street Workshop, the oldest Asian Pacific American multidisciplinary organization in the United States, is now accepting submissions for the 11th annual APAture festival of emerging Asian American artists. Each September, APAture showcases about 100 artists at venues throughout San Francisco, making it the Bay Area’s biggest platform for Asian American art.
We are accepting submissions in five disciplines: visual arts, film & video, music, literary arts and performing arts. The deadline to submit is July 11, 2009.
Go to kearnystreet.org/apature for more info and to apply online! Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.