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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.

September 26, 2011

Written by C.N.

Links, Jobs, & Announcements #52

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.

Position: Chair of American Studies & Ethnicity, USC

The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is currently seeking to hire a Department Chair, at the rank of Professor with tenure. We are looking for a senior scholar with a
distinguished record of interdisciplinary research and publication and a commitment to teaching and graduate student mentorship.

The department is interested in scholars from the social sciences or the humanities whose work demonstrates an engagement with issues of race, gender, sexuality, either in the U.S. or transnationally in the fields of American and Ethnic Studies. Such a scholar will have a national and international profile, a dynamic understanding of where the field is heading, and will have some previous administrative experience to bring to this position. This is a unique and nationally recognized department that offers exciting opportunities and is open to benefiting from the vision of an established, innovative and imaginative leader in the field of American and Ethnic Studies.

To apply please send letter of interest and CV by October 1, 2011 to: Macarena Gomez-Barris, Interim Chair, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, Kaprielian Hall (KAP) 462, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2534, preferably by email to In order to be considered, applicants must also submit an electronic USC application.

Call for Submissions: Diversity Conference

International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities, and AND Nation
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
11-13 June 2012

The Diversity Conference has a history of bringing together scholarly, government and practice-based participants with an interest in the issues of diversity and community. The conference examines the concept of diversity as a positive aspect of a global world and globalised society. Diversity is in many ways reflective of our present world order, but there are ways of taking this further without necessary engendering its alternatives: racism, conflict, discrimination and inequity. Diversity as a mode of social existence can be projected in ways that deepen the range of human experience.

The conference will seek to explore the full range of what diversity means and explore modes of diversity in real-life situations of living together in community. The conference supports a move away from simple affirmations that ‘diversity is good’ to a much more nuanced account of the effects and uses of diversity on differently situated communities in the context of our current epoch of globalization. The International Diversity Conference will take place in Vancouver, a city both with a past marked by racial conflict and a rich heritage of diversity.

As well as impressive line-up of international plenary speakers, the conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. If you are unable to attend the conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication.

In addition to organizing the Diversity Conference, Common Ground publishes papers from the conference and we do encourage all conference participants to submit a paper based on their conference presentation for peer review and possible publication in the journal. Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this conference,
we also encourage you to present on the conference YouTube Channel. In addition, we publish books at in both print and electronic formats.

We would like to invite conference participants to develop publishing proposals for original works, or for edited collections of papers drawn from the journal which address
an identified theme. Finally, please join our online conversation by subscribing to our monthly email newsletter, and subscribe to our Facebook, RSS, or Twitter feeds at

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 6 October 2011. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the
conference website.

Yours Sincerely,
Prof. Jock Collins
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
For the Advisory Board, International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations and The International Journal of Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations.

Position: Sociology, Villanova Univ.

The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in August 2012 (teaching load is 3-2). This position requires a specialization in Race and Ethnic Relations. Additional specialization in Theory is desirable.

Applications must include an application letter, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation and graduate transcripts should be sent to Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, SAC 204, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave., Villanova, PA 19085. All other material must be submitted online at

Review of applications begins October 15, 2011 and continues until the positions are filled. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology by the time of appointment. Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian Order located in the culturally diverse Philadelphia metropolitan area. An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship,service, and excellent teaching who understand and support the University’s mission, including the search for social justice.

Position: Sociology, Texas A&M

The Department of Sociology at Texas A&M University invites applications for an associate or full professor in the area of Racial and Ethnic Relations. We seek candidates who have a record of notable accomplishment in research and scholarship, a commitment to excellence in teaching, and potential to provide senior leadership to research programs linked with the Racial and Ethnic Studies Institute. Candidates in all research areas within Racial and Ethnic Studies are encouraged to apply but preference is given to candidates who have research expertise in demography or health disparities and/or whose program of research would draw effectively on the resources of the Texas Census Research Data Center.

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 and 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. The Sociology Department is large, collegial, and intellectually and demographically diverse. Major research areas include Race, Class and Gender; Crime, Law and Deviance; Culture; Demography; Political and Economic Sociology; and Social Psychology. The department’s undergraduate program has over 400 majors and the doctoral program has about 90 students. Over the past decade, the department has experienced significant investments including the addition of faculty positions at both the senior and junior levels.

The sociology department is pivotal in support for and involvement with the Race and Ethnic Studies Institute and the newly established Texas Census Research Data Center (TXCRDC). The TXCRDC is one of only 11 such centers in the United States and significant for providing exceptional access to confidential federal data files relevant for conducting research on topics including, but not limited to, population, health, income and wealth, economic activity, and business and organizations.

Applicants should submit a letter describing their research and teaching interests, a curriculum vita, and examples of their publications of scholarly works. Address correspondence to: Mark Fossett, Chair of the Sociology Search Committee, Department of Sociology, Texas A&M University, 77843-4351 ( Review of applications will begin on October 15th and continue until the position is filled. Texas A&M University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and seeks to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position: Sociology, Brooklyn College – CUNY

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor of Sociology to begin September 2012. Ph.D. in sociology required by the time of appointment. Position #1: Specialization in the areas of urban policy, stratification, and quantitative research methods. The candidate will be expected to teach at least one quantitative methods course each semester and contribute to the Department’s substantive courses in urban social welfare policy. We offer quantitative methods courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching assignments may also include the social science course in the college’s core curriculum, as well as courses dual listed with Africana Studies. The Department of Sociology seeks to expand its ongoing collaboration with the Center for the Study of Brooklyn, Brooklyn College’s urban policy research institute.

Position #2: Specialization in the areas of race and ethnicity, stratification, and social theory. The candidate will be expected to teach at least one social theory course each semester and contribute to the Department’s substantive courses in race and ethnicity and inequality. We offer classical and contemporary social theory courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching assignments may also include the social science course in the college’s core curriculum, as well as courses dual listed with Africana Studies.

For both positions, we are seeking candidates who are committed to undergraduate and graduate education at a public, urban institution that serves a highly diverse student body. Letters of application should specify how the candidate’s research and teaching interests can speak to, and make use of, Brooklyn’s uniquely rich and vibrant social context. Review of applications begins October 15th, 2011. A curriculum vita, statement of research interests and teaching philosophy, three letters of reference, and supportive documents (syllabi, student evaluations of teaching, samples of scholarship, etc.) should be sent to Michael T. Hewitt, Assistant Vice President for Human Resource Services, Department of Sociology, Brooklyn College-CUNY, 2900 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11210-2889.

Position: Sociology, Brooklyn College – CUNY

The American Bar Foundation sponsors fellowship programs for postdoctoral scholars, doctoral candidates, graduate and undergraduate students. All fellowships are held in residence at the ABF’s offices in Chicago. To submit an online application for an open fellowship opportunity at the American Bar Foundation, visit the ABF website.

ABF Doctoral Fellowship Program: The American Bar Foundation is committed to developing the next generation of scholars in the field of law and social science. The purpose of the fellowships is to encourage original and significant research on law, the legal profession, and legal institutions.

Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program (LSS Fellowship) The Law and Society Association, in collaboration with the American Bar Foundation and the National Science Foundation, has launched the Law and Social Science Dissertation Fellowship and Mentoring Program (LSS Fellowship) which is designed to foster scholars in the Law and Society tradition and whose scholarship is on Law and Inequality.

ABF Summer Research Diversity Program: This program of summer research fellowships is designed to introduce undergraduates from diverse backgrounds to the rewards and demands of a research-oriented career in the field of law and social science. Click here for more information.

June 30, 2011

Written by C.N.

Links, Jobs, & Announcements #46

Here are some more announcements, links, and job postings about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other related 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.

Call for Submissions: Immigrants Stories

The Asian American Justice Center Youth Advisory Council is launching a campaign to highlight the rich, unique family histories within the Asian American Pacific Islander community through the What’s Your Story Campaign. This campaign is a response to this nation’s ongoing debate on immigrant rights and immigration.

Despite this collective recognition that our immigration system is broken, too little attention has been paid to protect and improve the cornerstone of American immigration policy – family reunification. Your stories will help show members of Congress the importance of the family immigration system to Asian Americans community. Please take a a few minutes to fill out this survey and let your story be heard.

Join us in Sharing Your Story.

Behind every person, there is a story. Together our stories will depict America’s rich diversity but we cannot paint this picture without your story. Take a few minutes to fill out our survey and join our movement to celebrate where we come from and where we are going. You can also send your story and content (ie stories, videos, pictures, etc) to Huyen Cao at

The deadline for submissions is July 1. Thank you very much.

Huyen Cao
AAJC Youth Advisory Council

Fellowship: Civil Rights & Social Justice

The Korematsu Institute advances pan-ethnic civil and human rights through education, activism and leadership development. The Institute is founded in the name of American civil rights hero Fred T. Korematsu. In 1942, at the age of 23, he refused to go to the government’s incarceration camps for Japanese Americans. After he was arrested and convicted of defying the government’s order, he appealed his case all the way to the Supreme Court. In 1944, the Supreme Court ruled against him, arguing that incarceration was justified due to military necessity.

In 1983, a group of young lawyers re-opened Korematsu’s case on the basis of government misconduct, leading his conviction to be overturned. Until his death in 2005, Fred Korematsu remained a tireless advocate for civil rights, including the rights of Arab and Muslim Americans after 9/11. In 2011, California commemorated its first Fred Korematsu Day, the first day in US history named after an Asian American.

Korematsu Institute internships offer unique opportunities for students interested in civil rights, education & exhibits, design and technology, documentary film and media, event planning and fundraising, and archival research. The program will also help students develop leadership skills in order to foster understanding among different minority communities whose rights have been threatened by racial and religious profiling. There are many internship projects to work on during this early, exciting period of the Institute. Some project areas include:

  • Education: help design school curriculum about Fred Korematsu’s story and the current relevance of his case. Work with the Institute’s director on introducing curriculum to schools and preparing exhibits for museums
  • Design and Technology: design fliers and marketing materials for events, enhance web site design, work on technology-related curriculum, such as interactive games
  • Documentary Film and Media: help produce short films projects, archive historical footage, work with filmmakers to set up film screenings. Track and analyze media coverage
  • Events and Fundraising: coordinate events, including fundraising and outreach events, museum exhibitions, and collaborations with other civil rights groups across the country. Assist in fundraising research and outreach
  • Research: research historical archives to supplement/organize our Fred Korematsu library

Depending on your background and interest, we may be able to dedicate most of your internship to one or two of these project areas, however interns are expected to be flexible and willing to take on additional tasks, including some administrative work. Compensation: Our internships are unpaid, but very often, undergraduates can receive college credit for fulfilling their intern assignments.

Fall/Winter internships: Because of Fred Korematsu Day every January 30, the fall/winter internships are longer, running from Sept/Oct to mid-February (we understand that students may be out of town during winter holidays). Please note that start/end dates are relatively flexible to accommodate class schedules. You must be available during regular office hours from 9am-5pm.

We need individuals who are passionate about our cause and committed to following through on every task to contribute to our Institute’s mission. We are looking for extremely organized team members who are skilled at multitasking. Multimedia, web or layout design, and leadership skills are a plus.

Application: Please email the following materials to

  1. Completed internship application form (available at )
  2. 1-page resume
  3. Name, title, phone number and email address for two school or work references

Deadlines: Fall/Winter 2011-2012 internship application deadline: Friday, July 8, 2011. You will be contacted for an interview within one month if we have decided to advance your candidacy.

Post Doc: Social Justice, Saint Louis University

Social Justice Post-Doctoral Fellow Position

Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit Institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service seeks a full-time postdoctoral research fellowship position in Social Justice Studies which will begin in August of 2011. This is a two-year position with the second year renewal contingent on a satisfactory annual review. Applicants must be a recent doctoral graduate (degree obtained in 2008 or later) who is highly motivated in developing a research portfolio in immigration, aging, and health care, is able to work effectively with ethnically diverse populations, and possesses strong methodological (quantitative and/or qualitative) and communication skills. Individuals who have completed a doctoral degree in psychology, sociology, anthropology, counseling, health care ethics, social work, or other area in the social sciences are welcome to apply.

The postdoctoral fellow will work with an interdisciplinary team on a series of projects designed to investigate immigrants’ experiences with the health care system. The fellow will receive intensive research training under a faculty mentorship model to develop as an independent investigator. Fellowship training opportunities include, but are not limited to, leading project activities, enhancing research and analytic skills, achieving independent research goals, co-authoring peer-reviewed journals, presenting findings at professional conferences, and writing grants.

The position will include a competitive salary for 12-month contract plus health care benefits. Applications will be accepted beginning immediately and reviewed until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and three references. Letters are not required. The application must be made online at

For more information, contact:

Hisako Matsuo, Ph.D., Professor, Sociology and Criminal Justice,, 314-977-2536
Lisa Willoughby, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Psychology,, 314-977-2531

Call for Submissions: ‘Armed With a Camera’ Fellowship

Armed With a Camera Fellowship

Fellowship Cultivates New Generation of Asian Pacific American Filmmakers
Applications Due July 29th

Visual Communications is now accepting applications for its10th annual Armed With a Camera Fellowship. The fellowship fosters the education, training and professional development of up-and-coming Asian Pacific American filmmakers. In doing so, it seeks to shed light on the experiences of communities traditionally underrepresented by visual media.

The fellowship is open to filmmakers under 30-years-old of Asian Pacific descent. South Asian, Southeast Asian and women filmmakers are strongly encouraged to apply. From November 2011 to March 2012 Visual Communications will provide the support and resources for ten fellows to each to create a five-minute digital video. These resources will include:

  • $500 cash grant
  • Training, workshops and mentoring from industry professionals
  • Opportunity for collaborative work with other fellows
  • Access to equipment and editing facilities
  • World premiere of completed film in the “VC Digital Posse” showcase of the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
  • All-access pass to films, panels and events of the 2012 Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
  • Opportunity to network with professional filmmakers and Visual Communications staff and supporters

In the past decade, Visual Communications has supported 70 filmmakers through the fellowship. Last year’s portfolio represents a characteristic diversity of topics. One documentary traces the disappearance of a Filipino-American R&B star. Another tells the emigration story of a filmmaker’s Vietnamese father. Several narrative works explore family relationships. In one, a South Asian lesbian woman spends the Hindu New Year with her partner. In another, a Japanese woman questions her marriage to an American. Settings range from a World War II battlefield in France to a sci-fi future.

Applications are available at The Armed with a Camera Fellowship is partially funded by the James Irvine Foundation, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Morgan Stanley Foundation. Please contact Daina Solomon ( or 213 680-4462 ext. 30) for more information.

Conference: Advancing Justice

The 2011 Advancing Justice Conference will be held in beautiful San Francisco on October 27-28, 2011. This year’s conference will pay tribute to the rich history of activism that makes the Bay Area such a special place for all communities, but especially Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. This year, the Asian Law Caucus, a member of the Asian American Center for Advancing Justice, will be the local host for the conference, with APALC co-hosting.

Registration is now open!

This year’s conference will include exciting and diverse workshops on:

  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Capacity Building
  • Youth Leadership & Community Organizing
  • Immigrant Integration & Civic Participation

There will also be five engaging plenary sessions focusing on veteran Asian American activists, emerging Asian American geographic communities, social entrepreneurship, Pacific Islanders, and cross-racial alliance building. The Advancing Justice Conference will be an exciting opportunity to discuss the pressing immigrant and civil rights issues of today and to network with peers. We hope that you will join us in October in San Francisco.

A limited number of scholarships & travel stipends are available to conference participants. Factors taken into consideration include: financial need, geography, ethnic diversity, and area of expertise. Apply today! Deadline to apply is 5 pm PST on Friday, August 21, 2011. Applicants will be notified by Monday, August 31, 2011.

June 22, 2011

Written by C.N.

Links, Jobs, & Announcements #45

Here are some more announcements, links, and job postings about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other related 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.

Position: Program Coordinator

Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership (APPEAL) is a leading, national non-profit organization working toward social justice in the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities. The organization’s mission is to champion social justice and achieve parity and empowerment for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders by supporting and mobilizing community-led movements through advocacy and leadership development on critical public health issues.

Under the supervision of the APPEAL Executive Director and Program Manager, the Program Coordinator is responsible for coordinating activities of the ADEPT Project, a data dissemination project funded by the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program and some activities of the APPEAL PROMISE Network, a national network of individuals and organizations working towards a tobacco-free AA and NHPI community. This position will include the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Compile and analyze data on AA and NHPI tobacco control and related social justice issues
  • Disseminate data on AA and NHPI tobacco control to community organizations, policymakers and ethnic and mainstream media
  • Plan, implement, monitor and troubleshoot project activities and progress
  • Assist with the production and distribution of Network materials including factsheets, toolkits and case studies
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance, support, and follow-up to partner organizations
  • Write and submit required program and documentation of progress and participate in regular communication with funders
  • Represent APPEAL at conferences, meetings and other events
  • Work effectively with diverse communities and marinating consistent communication with community partners, coalitions, and community leaders
  • Coordinate meetings and trainings with other staff and partners (e.g. scheduling, locating meeting venues, coordinating travel, etc.)
  • Commitment to the philosophy of APPEAL, to build community capacity and to provide technical assistance and training in a community competent manner
  • Other duties as requested by the Program Manager and Executive Director


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health or other relevant field, plus three years work experience or commensurate experience required
  • Understanding of and experience working with Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities (and other diverse communities) required
  • Experience in program coordination required
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-cultural communities. Experience working with communities of color and LGBT communities is desired
  • Ability to advocate for AA and NHPI communities on issues including those related to tobacco and its risk factors and other social justice areas
  • Strong research and analytical skills desired
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish positive relationships with community members and organizations required
  • Self-motivated and having the ability to balance working independently and part of a diverse team
  • Ability to multi-task, provide consistent follow-up, and prioritize effectively
  • Strong verbal communication and writing skills required
  • Proficiency with PC-based computers and Window, experience with Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet required, PowerPoint desired
  • Some travel may be required

Email resume and cover letter to: Please include position title in subject line.


Send resume and cover letter to: APPEAL—Program Coordinator
Hiring Committee:
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 620
Oakland, CA 94612

Interviews will be granted according to the qualifications of the applicant. APPEAL is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

Watch for Free: Vincent Who?

To honor the 29th anniversary of the death of Vincent Chin (June 23, 2011), an online version of “Vincent Who?” can be viewed for free. This limited-time offer (until the end of July 2011) is brought to you by Asian Pacific Americans for Progress (APAP) and the producers of “Vincent Who?”

Also on the new site is the latest touring schedule for 2011-12, more research material on the Vincent Chin case and ordering information for your very own V. Chin t-shirts from Blacklava.

Please note that this new site,, along with the APAP website, are the only sites affiliated with the non-profit efforts of APAP and the film’s producers, including the documentary’s writer/producer, Curtis Chin. Because there may be unaffiliated, for-profit sites, we encourage you to turn to and APAP.

May we continue to learn from, and honor the memory of, Vincent Chin! Thanks for your continued support!

Curtis Chin

April 21, 2011

Written by C.N.

Links, Jobs, & Announcements #43

Here are some more announcements, links, and job postings about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other related 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.

Position: Program Associate, Natl. Korean Am. Service & Education Consortium

The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) seeks a hard-working, highly-skilled, talented, and committed individual to serve as the Program Associate (Civic Engagement Program) to coordinate projects related to community organizing, civic engagement and voter empowerment in its Washington D.C. office.

NAKASEC is a dynamic grassroots-based organization founded in 1994 by local community centers to project a progressive voice and promote the full participation of Korean Americans within the social justice movement. NAKASEC has offices in Los Angeles and Washington, DC. NAKASEC has affiliates in Los Angeles (The Korean Resource Center) and in Chicago (The Korean American Resource & Cultural Center) and works in partnership with local community based organizations across the nation. Major program areas: Civic Engagement (Redistricting, Elections and Census), Civil Rights (LGBTQ, Hate Crimes, Language Access, Voting Rights), Financial Empowerment, Immigrant Rights (Immigration Reform, Immigrant Integration, and Enforcement), Youth Organizing, and Technical Assistance.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate a national, non-partisan civic engagement campaign including voter education and research as well as supporting local efforts in voter mobilization and assistance
  • Advocate for policies and measures to protect voting rights and increase access and participation of minority, new, minority, and Limited English Proficient voters
  • Represent NAKASEC at constituent and coalition partner meetings, events, and conferences. Develop and maintain strong relationships with key national and local groups
  • Oversee and manage the NAKASEC internship program including recruiting, training and creating a network
  • Develop learning projects to build youth leadership and awareness
  • Develop core curriculum on grassroots organizing, movement building and the Korean American/Asian American & Pacific Islander progressive community for training purposes
  • Work with executive director to develop the NAKASEC organizational membership program. Strengthen and systematize NAKASEC volunteer component
  • Speak on behalf of NAKASEC at conferences and events. Help coordinate relevant media activities
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance and program support to NAKASEC affiliates and partners
  • Work with NAKASEC staff as a team to create a strategic plan for developing new programs and building organizational capacity that will advance the organization’s mission and objectives
  • Produce and maintain relevant work & grant reports and other documentation

Bachelor’s degree and 2 or more years experience working on Korean American, Asian American & Pacific Islander, or immigrant civic engagement initiatives. Excellent writing, editing, and oral communication skills. Strong research and analytical capacity. Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, think creatively, and prioritize multiple tasks. Ability to work collaboratively in local-national partnerships or with multi-ethnic or multi-sector communities. Some experience in working with ethnic and/or mainstream media desirable. Experience in community organizing and electoral campaigns an asset. This position requires occasional travel and ability to work some weekends.

To apply: Send cover letter, resume, writing sample, and salary history and requirement to Yeon-Ok Suh, NAKASEC, 1628 16th Street, Suite 306, Washington D.C. 20009 or via email at For more information, please visit our website.

Closing date: April 29, 2011

Scholarship: API LGBT Student in Bay Area

The Tang Scholarship

Mr. Edward C. Tang established this award in 2007 to provide financial assistance to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (l/g/b/t) Asian and Pacific Islanders (API) for post-secondary Education. This scholarship is to help LGBT youth proudly achieve educational pursuits and dreams without shame. This scholarship awards up to two outstanding students annually, a combined scholarships totaling up to $15,000. These scholarships are renewable for a maximum of three more years (a total of four years) provided each student annually meets the renewal requirements.

Each applicant must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • Self-identified as Asian/Pacific Islander and gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender; (at least 25% API ancestry); and involved in the GLBT community
  • Graduate from a high school in one of the nine Bay Area counties; Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara County, Napa, Sonoma or Solano
  • Scholarship will be awarded for full-time (minimum 12 units for all semesters/quarters) enrollment in an accredited two, four-year university or graduate school; (college, university, community college or vocational school)
  • United States citizen or legal resident
  • Demonstrated financial hardship
  • Demonstrated academic promise
  • Minimum grade point average 3.0 (on a scale of 4.0)
  • Be between the age of 17 and 25 on 30 April 2011
  • To apply, visit the scholarship information site to download the online application form, include all supporting materials listed, and submit by April 30, 2001.

    Questions? Contact Edward Tang at

    Scholarship: Asian American Government Executives Network

    Asian American Government Executives Network (AAGEN) Scholarship Program 2011

    Applications Due 15 May 2011

    The mission of AAGEN is to promote, expand and support Asian Pacific American (APA) leadership in the Federal, State and Local governments. In accordance with AAGEN’s mission, the scholarship program has been designed for students in their continuing education to better prepare themselves for positions of leadership and trust in the Federal, State and Local governments.

    One (1) award for $1,500.00, one (1) award for $1,000, and two (2) awards for $500.00 each will be made annually. AAGEN scholarships are one-time awards — former AAGEN scholarship winners are not eligible. Scholarship checks will be made out to the college or university the recipient will be attending. These checks will be directly deposited into the student’s account.

    Applications will be evaluated based on five (5) criteria listed below:

    • Relationship of courses to be taken (or field of study) with service at the local/state and/or federal government levels
    • Demonstration of academic achievement and excellence with a copy of either standardized test scores (SAT, ACT, GRE) and/or a 3.3 or better grade point average
    • School, employment or extra-employment activities that demonstrate a seriousness of purpose in serving at leadership positions in the local/state and/or federal government levels
    • Letters of nomination and recommendation from a school counselor, teacher, public official or an AAGEN member, who knows the applicant well and is qualified to recommend the applicant. The letters should convey information about the applicant and his/her ability to serve in leadership positions at the local, state or federal government. These letters should not be written by a family member of the applicant
    • Each applicant is required to respond to at least three of five questions listed below. Each essay must be typed or submitted on a disk or a flash drive or by e-mail; double-spaced, and contain no more than 500 words

    Five Essay Topics
    Please respond to any three of the five questions listed here. Each essay should contain no more than 500 words. Please submit these with your application.

    1. What does public service mean to you and how does it relate to your future goal of serving in leadership positions at the local, state and/or federal level?
    2. What experience from your own life has influenced your development into ethical leadership?
    3. What are the two special attributes or capabilities that set you apart from other applicants in leadership situations?
    4. What would make public service more attractive to the youth of this country? How could that be accomplished?
    5. What leader at the local, state or federal level has inspired you to public service?

    Please send the complete electronic application package to:
    Scholarship Awards Committee
    Chair: Dr. Glenda Nogami

    If you have any questions or for additional information, please leave a message at 717-215-9782.

    Postdoc: Vietnamese American Oral History, U.C. Irvine

    2011-2012 Vietnamese American Oral History Project at University of California, Irvine Postdoctoral Fellowship

    The University of California, Irvine (UCI) Department of Asian American Studies, in collaboration with the UCI Libraries Southeast Asian Archive, invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to develop, conduct, organize, and publicize a three-year Oral History project that documents the experiences of Vietnamese Americans in Southern California. The fellowship includes a stipend of $50,000, research and travel support up to $5000, and health benefits. This is a one-year fellowship with the possibility of renewal up to three years. The position will begin on September 1, 2011.

    The fellow will be expected to teach one 10-week seminar per academic year for the Department of Asian American Studies, based on the Oral History project. The fellow will work closely with a faculty mentor and will consult with an advisory group to the project. It is expected that by the end of the three-year term of the fellowship that the oral histories assembled and recorded will be made available and accessible for public use, and that the postdoctoral fellow will serve as the principal coordinator for the public unveiling of the project.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, identifying and selecting interviewees, conducting oral histories, supervising transcriptions, and producing formats to highlight the oral histories. The fellow will work to create standardized metadata of interviews for inclusion in an online database. Working knowledge of preservation practices and standards for digital video and audio equipment, files and formats, and editing software is preferred. The fellow will also create publicity for the project online, in printed formats, and at community events or exhibits. The fellow will manage the project budget, which includes hiring, training, and supervising research assistants.

    Fellows must have valid U.S. work eligibility and hold a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university at the time of appointment. Vietnamese language proficiency is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have subject expertise on Vietnamese Americans, experience conducting Vietnamese American oral histories, and knowledge of principles and practices in oral history methodologies.

    Please include with your application: 1) cover letter with your qualifications 2) curriculum vitae 3) three letters of reference under separate cover and 4) writing sample limited to 30 pages. Email application as .doc or .pdf files by May 15, 2011 to:

    Ms. Roberta Geier
    Manager, Department of Asian American Studies
    University of California, Irvine

    Position: Program Coordinator, U.T. Austin

    Job title: Program Coordinator
    Monthly salary: starts at $1875 but is negotiable depending on qualifications.
    Hiring department Center for Asian American Studies

    Essential functions:
    Work with the Director, Center staff, UT administrators, faculty and students to develop, plan, implement and evaluate a wide range of programs promoting better understanding of Asian American issues and increasing participation and support for these programs. Help to develop and implement fundraising programs and activities and assistance in grant writing for Center. Advise students about the Asian American studies major and career options. Administer course scheduling and registration for the Center. Participate in campus and community outreach programs by representing the Center at meetings with students, faculty, community members, and administrators.

    Coordinate associated programming with community groups and manage co-sponsorship activities. Help to develop, design, and disseminate outreach and publicity materials to students, campus communities, and local and national APA organizations. Update the Center Facebook page and website. Option to teach one course per year in area of expertise, preferably service learning. Possible supervision of student interns, including hiring, evaluation, discipline, discharge, and management of work assignments.

    Required qualifications:
    BA degree and two-years experience staffing a program or project: developing and running community outreach programs; grantwriting and other forms of development work; teaching, advising or counseling students in an academic program setting or in a student personnel program. Ability to take initiative and work independently. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a diplomatic and sustained manner. Experience producing promotional materials. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

    Please apply online at For queries, contact:

    Barbara Jann
    Center for Asian American Studies
    University of Texas at Austin
    1 University Station A2200
    Austin, TX 78712
    Phone: (512) 232-6427
    Fax: (512) 232-7136

    Internship: API Domestic Violence Resource Center

    Spring/Summer 2011 Internship at the Asian/ Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project.

    The Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) is seeking a spring/summer intern. Founded in 1995, DVRP is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization that works to prevent domestic violence in the Asian and Pacific Islander (A/PI) communities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. DVRP is a small, non-hierarchical organization supported by a collaborative style of leadership.

    Recognizing that A/PI survivors of domestic violence have a variety of needs in order to attain safety for themselves and their children, DVRP Advocates Program provides direct assistance on an individual level, with special consideration for cultural and linguistic needs. The intern will provide assistance to DVRP’s Advocates Program, Community Outreach Program, and the Board of Directors.

    Tasks related to the Advocates Program include:

    • Find resources for Advocates Training and Women’s Group
    • Assist in administering evaluation surveys
    • Assist with coordinating Advocates Training
    • Update resource lists for the Advocates Program
    • Perform administrative tasks

    The Community Outreach Program insures that the A/PI communities in DC/MD/VA area, as well as service providers, know about DVRP’s services by circulating our materials to groups and at events, and offering workshops and trainings. Task include:

    • Maintaining organization contact list
    • Identifying opportunities for workshops and training
    • Assisting with curriculum and attending trainings and events (some evenings and/or weekends)
    • Circulating DVRP materials in community, at businesses, schools etc.
    • Assist with recruitment and coordinating Community Outreach Volunteer training

    The Board of Directors focuses on fundraising and identifying funding sources to keep DVRP going strong! Tasks include:

    • Identifying funding resources
    • Assist with small and large scale fundraisers in October
    • Perform administrative tasks

    Rolling interviews. To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter describing your interest, and one non-personal
    reference to

    Call for Papers: API Nexus Special Issue on Immigration

    Since the 1990s, incremental changes in U.S. immigration laws and policies have dramatically changed and complicated migration from Asia and the Pacific Islands to the United States. While the U.S. Office of Immigration Statistics counted over 6.3 million new permanent residents from Asia and the Pacific Islands, even this staggering figure is a poor indicator of the actual volume of Asian-Pacific immigration, for it leaves out persons who are out of status, or persons who are admitted as non-immigrants.

    Even though people in these two categories are often represented in the opposite ends of the migration spectrum — former as “illegal” and “invisible” immigrants and the latter as the wealthy investors and skilled workers — the two groups are interrelated: they both live in the same communities; the professional Asian immigrants often depend on the labor of unskilled co-ethnics; and sometimes they are in the same family.

    In addition, over the past two decades, we’ve witnessed a significant re-migration to Asia and the Pacific Islands — AAPIs of all generations have “gone back” to continue their education, to pursue a career or to manage investments, or to rejoin their families. Sometimes they stay, sometimes they come back: once exotic terms such as “parachute kids,” “Chinese sea turtles,” and “Korean goose families” are now part of the common lexicon to describe some of the transpacific complexities.

    In all these instances, governments have developed immigration policies to pursue a variety of goals — U.S. policies that seek to attract wealthy investors and skilled workers, admit more workers on a temporary or contingent basis, discourage the poor, and facilitate removal and deportation have been adopted by other countries.

    In this context of dynamic change, we invite new work that contributes to our understanding of contemporary Asian American and Pacific Islander migrations in all of their complexity, from scholars, activists, and practitioners. Professor Edward Park, Loyola Marymount University and Professor John Park, University of California, Santa Barbara, will be the consulting Guest Editors working with the editorial staff on this volume. The Special Issue is scheduled for publication in Spring 2012.

    We encourage paper submissions that provide perspectives of practitioners, academic researchers, and applied policy analysts. If you are interested in submitting a manuscript, please send or email a letter of intent with the title and a very short descriptive paragraph or abstract of the proposed paper to the editors for review. If you have a prepared paper, you may also submit the paper at the same time. For submission guidelines, please visit and click on STYLE SHEET for Article Submissions (PDF Document) at:

    AAPI Nexus is a peer-reviewed, national journal published by UCLA’s Asian American Studies Center focusing on policies, practices and community research to benefit the nation’s burgeoning Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. The journal’s mission is to facilitate an exchange of ideas and research findings that strengthens the efforts through policy and practice to tackle the pressing societal problems facing Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities.

    Since the inception of ethnic studies, the goal of “serving and mobilizing the community” has been at the heart of Asian American Studies and Pacific Islander Studies. Previous issues have focused on Community Development, Civil Rights, and Voting. The table of contents and editors’ notes can be found at:

    Deadline for Letter of Intent for Immigration issue: June 15, 2011. Deadline for Manuscript Submissions for LA-NY issue: September 15, 2011. Earlier submission of a Letter or Manuscript is encouraged. Internet communication is preferred.

    Please address to Managing Editor Melany De La Cruz-Viesca and send to AAPI Nexus Journal at:
    Melany De La Cruz -Viesca (

    and send an electronic copy to:

    Senior Editor Marjorie Kagawa-Singer (
    Guest Editor Professor Edward Park (
    Guest Editor Professor John Park (
    Co-Managing Editor Christina Aujean Lee (

    For regular mail, send all correspondence to:
    Christina Aujean Lee, Managing Editor
    AAPI Nexus Journal
    UCLA Asian American Studies Center
    3230 Campbell Hall
    Los Angeles, CA 90095-1546

    April 14, 2011

    Written by C.N.

    Links, Jobs, & Announcements #42

    Here are some more announcements, links, and job postings about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other related 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.

    Lecturer Positions: Asian American Studies, UC Irvine

    The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a part-time Non Senate Faculty position with primary responsibility in teaching an upper division interdisciplinary course in Asian American Studies for academic year 2011-12. Minimum base salary per course is $5579. The appointment dates would be as follows: Fall Quarter 2011 (09/19/11 to 12/9/11) or Winter Quarter 2012 (01/04/12 to 03/23/12). We are looking for applicants who can teach the following courses:

    • Asian American Psychology (141)
    • Asian Americans and Race Relations (166)
    • Ethnic and Racial Communities (161)
    • Vietnamese American Experience (151D)

    Please see the General Catalogue for descriptions of these courses.

    Applicants with a Ph.D. preferred. Applicants who are ABD or have a M.A., M.F.A., or equivalent will be considered. UC graduate students must have filed their dissertation or have a degree in hand by mid-August 2011 to be eligible to teach in Fall 2011 and by mid-December 2011 to be eligible to teach in Winter Quarter 2012. Preference will be given to applicants who can teach in the Fall quarter. You may apply for one, some, or all courses, but please note that all course availability is subject to budgetary approval.

    The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Irvine offers a major, minor, a graduate emphasis, and contributes to the Ph.D. Program in Culture and Theory. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. However, to ensure fullest consideration, all applications materials should be submitted by May 6, 2011. Send materials via e-mail attachment to Jim Lee at to include:

    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Teaching evaluation summaries (no raw data needed)
    • Two letters of recommendations sent directly from the recommender
    • Complete sample syllabi of the course(s) you are proposing
    • Indicate quarters available (Fall/Winter)

    The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and has an ADVANCE Program for Faculty Equity and Diversity.

    James Kyung-Jin Lee
    Chair, Department of Asian American Studies
    University of California, Irvine
    Irvine, CA 92697-6900
    o: 949.824.8716
    f: 949.824.7006

    Check us out on Facebook at and Twitter @UCIAsianAm

    Non-Profit Fellowships for Ph.D.s

    The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the inaugural competition of its Public Fellows program. The program will place eight recent Ph.D.s in staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector for two years, beginning in some cases as early as September 2011. Fellows will participate in the substantive work of these agencies and receive professional mentoring. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and at the same level as new professional employees of the hosting agency and will include health insurance.

    This program, made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, aims to demonstrate that the capacities developed in the advanced study of the humanities have wide application, both within and beyond the academy. ACLS seeks applications from recent Ph.D.s who wish to begin careers in administration, management, and public service by choice rather than circumstance. Competitive applicants will have been successful in both academic and extra-academic experiences.

    Fellowship Details:

    • Stipend: $50,000 – $78,000 dependent on position. Health benefits will also be provided
    • Tenure: Two years; start dates will vary but range from September 2011 to as late as February 2012 (if security clearance is necessary)
    • The only way to apply for these positions is through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system. Please do not contact any of the agencies directly
    • Application deadline: May 16, 2011, 3pm (EDT)
    • Notification of application status will occur early July 2011

    For more information, please see

    Position: Project Coordinator in Philadelphia

    Summer Youth Career Exploration Program Project Coordinator

    Boat People SOS, Inc. (BPSOS) is a national Vietnamese-American community-based organization with 30 years of service. Our mission is to empower, equip and organize Vietnamese-American individuals and communities in their pursuit of liberty and dignity. Our local branch provides programs and services are in the areas of community development, immigration and translation services, health programming, youth programming, and workforce readiness programming.

    BPSOS-Delaware Valley seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic and responsible individual for our part-time Project Coordinator position for our Summer Youth Career Exploration Program (SYCEP). This position will be based out of our Philadelphia office in the BPSOS-Delaware Valley Branch. The SYCEP Project Coordinator is part of a seasonal team designed to provide citywide access to Southeast Asian immigrant youth, ages 16-21, who are interested in exploring career opportunities in a broad array of fields over a six week period. This position requires a flexible schedule and the ability to work nights and weekends from May to August.


    • Recruit, interview and support 25 Southeast Asian immigrant youth in SYCEP Program
    • Conduct parent/youth informational sessions for the program as needed
    • Recruit and maintain relationships with employers throughout the program
    • Conduct youth enrollment sessions in accordance with applicable labor laws and practices
    • Assess youth readiness for program referrals
    • Review the quality of youth enrollment files
    • Enter data files into proprietary database
    • Maintain filing system for youth and provider files, including payroll, timesheets, and other HR paperwork as necessary
    • Organize, plan and carry out six professional development for youth on WorkReadiness
    • Embody and integrate excellent customer service into daily work
    • Serve as an example of professionalism
    • Travel to worksites throughout the City of Philadelphia
    • Translation of brochures, flyers and pamphlets of information as needed


    • Must have experience in working with immigrant communities and/or high needs communities
    • Excellent organization skills
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-pressure environment
    • Highly-developed interpersonal abilities
    • Flexible work schedule (some nights and weekends required)
    • Bilingual in Vietnamese/English preferred
    • Access to transportation preferred
    • PC computer literacy, proficient in Word, Excel and Internet usage

    Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Salary: Negotiable, depending on experience and qualifications. Seasonal position. To apply: Send cover letter, resume and list of three professional references to:

    Human Resources
    Fax: 703-538-2191 –

    Asian American Short Story Contest

    Hyphen and the Asian American Writers’ Workshop are very excited to present the 2011 Asian American Short Story Contest – the only, national, pan-Asian American writing competition of its kind. Prize: $1,000, publication in Hyphen magazine and the honor of “Short Story of the Year.”

    Now in its fourth year, the 2011 Asian American Short Story Contest will name 10 finalists and one grand prize-winner who will win a cash prize of $1000 and have the winning story published in an upcoming issue of Hyphen. Judges for the 2011 contests include renowned Asian American writers:

    • Yiyun Li, a 2010 MacArthur Genius Award winner; author of “A Thousand Years of Good Prayers,” and, “The Vagrants,” winner of the gold medal of California Book Award for fiction
    • Porochista Khakpour, author of “Sons and Other Flammable Objects,” a New York Times “Editor’s Choice,” Chicago Tribune “Fall’s Best,” and a 2007
      California Book Award winner

    Our first contest winner Preeta Samarasan was discovered based on her contest-winning story. She went on to write the acclaimed novel Evening is the Whole Day (Houghton Mifflin), which was long-listed for the Orange Prize.

    The deadline for this contest is May 16th. Open to all writers of Asian descent living in the United States and Canada. Please visit or for more information.

    Held in collaboration between San Francisco-based Hyphen, a non-profit news and culture magazine, and The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, the preeminent literary arts organization devoted to Asian American literature — the 2011 Asian American Short Story contest is a unique competition highlighting the amazing literary talent coming out of our communities. Garnering hundreds of submissions from all parts of the country and representing all peoples of Asian America, this contest has proven itself as a major cultural event.

    Lecturer Position: Hmong American Studies, Wisconsin – Madison

    Visiting Assistant Professor in Hmong American Studies
    Asian American Studies Program
    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Application Deadline: June 10, 2011 or until filled. PhD required.

    Disciplines sought: Hmong Studies, Sociology, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Counseling Psychology, Education, Human Development and Family Studies, Nursing, Community Studies, Public Health, Psychology, Communication Arts, or an interdisciplinary or related discipline.

    The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is hiring a visiting assistant professor for 2011-2012 who will teach courses about Hmong in the United States with a contemporary focus. We are interested in someone who has already completed their PhD and who already has experience teaching at least one college level course. Experience or strong interest with community based research or service learning is desirable but not required.

    A critical race, race relations, or ethnic studies perspective is preferred. This position also includes providing consultation about the future of Hmong Studies as a field and involvement in programming (e.g., speakers, conferences, research institute, etc.) in the Asian American Studies Program. The teaching load will be 2 courses per semester.
    This will be the fourth year that we are hiring a visiting assistant professor in Hmong American Studies. It is part of a longer term strategy to identify and promote the development of new scholars in this area, with the hope that we will have a pool of scholars to select from for a permanent tenure line in the future.

    During the Visiting Assistant Professor’s year at UW, we provide mentoring, professional development support, and opportunities to strengthen one’s academic profile. The visiting assistant professor will have an office in the Asian American Studies Program and have opportunities to meet and work with members of the academic and local Hmong community. Previous visiting assistant professors have gone on to post-docs and tenure track positions.

    We have already put two courses in the timetable for the Fall (generically titled so that they can be tailored to the interests of the instructor).
    Asian Am 240 Hmong Experiences in the U.S.
    Asian Am 540 Hmong American Studies

    This is a 33.33% appointment for the Fall 2011 semester, beginning on August 29, 2011 and ending on January 12, 2012. The salary is $5,700 for the one course (33.33% of the full time academic rate of $34,202.) If you are interested in being considered for this position, please send the following:

    1. Your curriculum vita, including names and phone numbers of teaching references listed
    2. A letter describing:
      • Your teaching perspective
      • A sample syllabi for either of the two courses listed above
      • Discussion of your specific area of expertise in teaching about Hmong Americans and what the course content for a topic specific course in this area might be

    Please apply BY EMAIL by June 10, 2011 to both:
    with the subject line: VAP 2011-2012 YOUR FULL NAME

    If you have any questions about this position, please contact: Lynet Uttal, Director, Asian American Studies Program,

    March 18, 2011

    Written by C.N.

    Links, Jobs, & Announcements #40

    Here are some more announcements, links, and job postings about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other related 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.

    Job: Vietnamese Interpreters in Orange County, CA

    Are you bilingual in Vietnamese and English? Are you looking for positions that pays $17.00 an hour or more? Superior Court of Orange County is now accepting applications from candidates that are Bilingual in Vietnamese and English.

    The Court has numerous full-time positions and some part-time positions that serve the public and/or work in a call center environment that utilize bilingual skills. Qualified candidates will earn an additional $0.58 or $1.15 an hour on top of the hourly base pay for meeting our bilingual requirements. Current needs are in Laguna Hills; however, we also have work locations in Westminster, Santa Ana, Newport Beach, Fullerton, Irvine, and Orange.

    For more information about the positions and how to apply, visit our website.

    Position: English, Hawai’i Pacific University

    The Department of English, Hawai’i Pacific University, invites applications for 1 full-time, career-track (in lieu of a tenure system, HPU uses a “career-track” system consisting of 5 years of renewable reappointments (two 1-year and a 3-year contract) culminating in “career” status consisting of a series of 5-year contracts) faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor for a nine-month appointment to begin Fall 2011. We are seeking applicants with a background in film/media studies or world literature. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a combination of 24 credits (typically 8 classes) of courses in first-year composition; general education, literature, film/media studies, and/or cultural studies; and upper-division English courses in the candidate’s area of specialty. Development of upper-level courses related to area of expertise is also expected as is participation in University and community service.

    Minimum qualifications: Candidates for the position should have a Ph.D. in English. ABD will be considered if degree can be completed within first year of appointment. Desired qualifications: Evidence of successful teaching in composition and literature, media studies, or culture studies preferred. The successful applicant must also demonstrate a sincere interest and ability in undergraduate teaching in a multicultural environment, a promising record of scholarship, and an interest in faculty/student extracurricular activities and program review.

    To Apply: Applicants should apply online. Supporting documents such as curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching experience, and description of professional development goals may be submitted electronically as Word or PDF files put together in a ZIP file named with the last name and position number (ex: Jones ####) and e-mailed to Paper submissions of supporting documents are also accepted at Human Resources: Hawai‘i Pacific University HR Department; 1132 Bishop Street, Suite 310; Honolulu, HI 96813. E-mail: FAX: 808-544-1192. Review of applications may begin on March 15, 2011.

    Department Contact address: Dr. Laurie Leach, 808-544-1103.

    Position: Field Manager, The Leadership Conference

    The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (The Leadership Conference) is the leading coalition of organizations committed to civil and human rights in the United States and The Leadership Conference Education Fund is the major research and education organization supporting the coalition. We are seeking applicants for the position of field manager with a background in social media organizing, among other qualifications. It’s a great opportunity to work on multiple civil and human rights issues with a diverse range of groups and communities, nationally and at the state and local level.

    The Field Manager will be responsible for a variety of tasks within the Department of Field Operations (DFO). The employee in this position will report to the Vice President, Field Operations, with guidance from the Deputy Field Director(s).

    Skills and Qualifications
    The job requires a commitment to civil and human rights; organizing and outreach experience; a demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks; planning and coordinating skills; excellent interpersonal skills; and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adhere to deadlines. Minimum requirements are a Bachelors degree; a minimum of three years of field/grassroots experience, preferably with a focus on the creation of materials and tools designed for community leaders and grassroots campaigns; and a demonstrated understanding of and proficiency in the use of social media and web activism software, and Microsoft applications.

    Excellent writing and verbal skills, particularly as related to drafting and creating field materials and tools; desire and ability to work with diverse groups of people; desire and ability to manage a complex, ever-changing workload; ability to organize time efficiently; ability to work with intra-departmental teams, interns, and community leaders; and a high level of personal energy and commitment to civil and human rights are essential. Hill experience not required, however a plus.

    This is a mid-level position at the center of the organizations’ major work. The employee will have the opportunity to work with the DFO to participate in and/or lead field campaigns to activate the grassroots on critical civil and human rights issues. The employee will play a key role in developing and advancing grassroots strategy on the major priority issues of The Leadership Conference. S/he will also be exposed to the most broad-based civil and human rights coalition in the country, and to participatory democracy at its best.

    Duties and Responsibilities
    Work directly with the Vice President for Field Operations and field team to:

    • Envision and draft materials, alerts and tools for grassroots activists, community leaders, and the civil and human rights coalition as the DFO develops field campaigns on priority Leadership Conference issues
    • Work with the field team to devise a strategy around components of online activism, such as Internet action alerts, social networking systems and innovative web-based outreach
    • Serve as DFO representative on the intra-departmental Online Strategy Group
    • Devise grassroots outreach and activation strategies on organizational priority issues, with a particularized focus on developing written materials and social media tools for national, state, and local partners’ use
    • Plan, manage and maintain effective technical support for members of the coalition in their efforts to activate the grassroots and for state and local partner organizations as they implement grassroots campaigns
    • Drive and monitor the development of field outreach, public education, and capacity campaigns in a set of key states as they relate to the organizations’ priority issues and areas of focus
    • Work with the DFO to develop grassroots coalitions in key states and to organize national grassroots task force meetings
    • Participate in department, All-Staff, team, and other meetings as needed

    Salary and Benefits
    This is a mid-level position with a starting salary in the mid forties.

    To Apply
    Send resume and cover letter, by March 31, 2011, via email to with Field Manager in the subject line; fax to (202) 466-3435, or mail to:

    The Leadership Conference /The Leadership Conference Education Fund
    1629 K Street, N.W., 10th Floor
    Washington, D.C. 20006
    Attention: Field Manager Search

    No telephone inquiries, please.

    Reality Show Call for Participants: Asian American Families

    We have been commissioned by the BBC to make a programme on family values and parenting in different nations and cultures all over the world. We are now in the 4th series of this very popular programme but have yet to represent a family of Asian origin – and would very much like to do so in the States in the coming weeks.

    We are reaching out to families ( with teens) and are hoping that a loving, but disciplined family will be interested in participating in the series whereby they ‘host’ 2 British teenagers for a week, instilling in them the values and morality they demand of their own children. This very popular programme has already met and filmed inspirational families in countries ranging from South Africa to India, US to Lebanon.

    If you know of any families who are interested in participating, you can contact me at my email below.

    Kind regards,

    Online Survey: Asian American Values

    I am a doctoral candidate from the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services at the University of Georgia under the direction of Dr. Brian Glaser. I invite you to participate in a research study entitled “A Study of Scale Construction in the Asian American/Pacific Islander Population”. The purpose of this study is to investigate the values system within the Asian American/ Pacific Islanders (AAPI) population in order to create a scale that accurately quantifies these values.

    You are invited to participate in a study investigating value systems in the Asian-American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) population. Any self-identified AAPI or with AAPI heritage, ages 18 and over, are welcome to participate. If you agree to participate, you will be asked to answer a series of question reflecting your values system as part of a larger study to create a measurement scale. Your answers will remain anonymous.

    The scale consists of 46 items and will take approximately 5-20 minutes to complete. By taking part in this study, your responses may help improve the conceptualization and treatment of AAPI clients in therapy. If you have any questions or concerns, please refer to the informational letter for further contact information. Your help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you,
    Pearl S. Chang, M.Ed., M.A.
    University of Georgia

    Research Supervisor:
    Brian Glaser, Ph.D.

    Adjunct Positions in Asian American Studies: Hunter College

    The Asian American Studies Program at Hunter College (AASP), The City University of New York, currently seeks candidates to develop and teach Asian American Studies courses primarily in the Social Sciences, e.g. Psychology, Political Science, History, Sociology, Human Rights, Economics, etc. In addition, we also seek candidates to develop and teach Asian American Studies courses in Education, Journalism/Media Studies/Communication, and Public Health. Applicants must have at least an M.A. or ABD in a relevant field, as well as a record of successful undergraduate teaching.

    About the Program
    The Asian American Studies Program (AASP) at Hunter College was founded in 1993 on the initiative of students and faculty. Today, we are a small but dynamic program with a growing number of minors, and we offer approximately 12 courses per semester, ranging from our interdisciplinary survey courses to more advanced courses in Literature, Cultural Studies, and Diasporic community formations — West Asian American, Chinese American, and Korean American in particular. Located in the heart of New York City, the AASP works closely with Asian American organizations to build and sustain ties to local communities and concerns. Affiliated full-time faculty in the College are located in areas as diverse as Urban Studies, Film and Media, Sociology, English, and Dance.

    Teaching at Hunter
    Applicants should be prepared to teach their classe(es) to a cross-section of undergraduate students from all majors. The majority of our courses are taught by adjunct faculty: as a result the work you will do in our program is crucial to the process of introducing undergraduates to concepts concerning Asian American history and experience. We hope to work with dedicated, effective, and intelligent educators, and we seek to provide a welcoming and supportive work environment for our faculty.

    Please email the following documents to:

    1. CV
    2. Letter of Intent
    3. Brief Pedagogical Statement outlining your teaching philosophy
    4. Contact information for at least 3 references

    Jennifer Hayashida, Acting Director
    Asian American Studies Program
    Hunter College, CUNY
    695 Park Avenue, Room 1037HE
    New York, NY 10065

    Call for Suggestions: Asian American Women Stories

    Hello! I am the publisher of a website dedicated to empowering women. I want all races to be represented on our website and I would love for you to pass along the names of any outstanding women that you know of who are enjoying their lives or careers. I would love to profile them and introduce them to our readers.

    Please feel free to check out our site with tips on women I can profile.

    Te-Erika Patterson

    February 8, 2011

    Written by C.N.

    Links, Jobs, & Announcements #37

    Here are some more announcements, links, and job postings about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other related 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.

    Part-Time Lecturers: Claremont Colleges

    The Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies at the Claremont Colleges invites applications for part-time, visiting lecturer positions to teach one or two courses in Asian American Studies during the Fall 2011 semester. We welcome applicants who can offer “Contemporary Issues” and/or special topics courses which complement our curriculum, especially courses on Muslim, Pacific Islander, Southeast Asian, mixed race, or mixed ethnicity Asian Americans. Applicants should have a Ph.D. or be ABD, and have some teaching experience.

    The Claremont Colleges (Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona, and Scripps) are liberal arts colleges located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. We value diversity, and actively encourage applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups. Please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, proposed course syllabi, and contact information for three references via email to, followed by a hard copy of your application materials to:

    Professor Kathy Yep
    c/o Madeline Gosiaco
    Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies
    Claremont Colleges
    Lincoln Building 1118
    647 N College Way
    Claremont, CA 91711

    Review of applications will begin February 1, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Northeast Conference on Indonesian Studies

    We invite you to join us for the 6th Biannual Northeast Conference on Indonesian Studies. NCIS is a one-day conference for the presentation of new research relating to religion, politics, economy, language, culture, and the environment in Indonesia.

    February 19th, 2011
    Luce Hall
    Yale University
    34 Hillhouse Avenue
    New Haven, CT

    Keynote Speaker:
    Dr. J. Joseph Errington
    Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
    “Other Indonesians: The National Language in Some Out-of-the Way Places”

    Please visit the conference website or contact the organizers at with any questions.

    Position: Visiting Associate Director, Asian American Resource and Cultural Center

    The Visiting Associate Director provides primary leadership for AARCC programs (University of Illinois, Chicago) that address Asian American students academic, personal, and vocational needs, including the Asian American Mentor Program; coordinates center and campus programs and activities with a focus on Asian American awareness such as Asian American Awareness Month; advises individual students as well as student groups; acts as AARCC liaison to campus units, especially student affairs units; provides consultative services to students, faculty and staff engaged in diversity initiatives in relation to relevant Asian American issues; supervises center staff; assists the Director with administrative oversight of center operations and staff. This position is partially funded by the Asian American Native American-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) grant administered by the U.S. Department of Education.


    • Oversee and coordinate Asian American Mentor Program, including supervision of graduate assistants and undergraduate mentors.
    • Coordinate campus educational programming such as Asian American Awareness Month and year-round guest speakers, events, workshops that focus on Asian American issues.
    • Provide and/or supervise academic, organizational, social, and personal advising to Asian American students, including assistance with resource allocations for student-initiated programs.
    • Serve as primary liaison between AARCC and student services, acting as primary representative of AARCC to these offices.
    • Develop and present workshops and trainings for faculty, staff, and students on Asian American student needs and services.
    • Serve as an AARCC liaison to the university on policy and practices in order to ensure that the campus serves Asian American students and addresses Asian American needs effectively.
    • Assist with administrative oversight of AARCC, which may include human resources support, budget oversight, as well as facility management; responsible for following all University procedures and protocols in these and all other administrative areas. Authorizes expenditures (to assigned limits) in the Director’s absence.
    • Serve as center liaison to external and internal associates in the absence of, or as designated by the Director. May represent the Director and AARCC on committees and at meetings.

    Master’s degree in Student Affairs field, Psychology, Social Work or Education; Experience in higher education and student affairs with expertise on Asian American students, student development theory, and knowledge of Asian American Studies required. At least five years of demonstrated experience in areas related to student academic advising, student organizational advising, campus programming, facilitation of workshops, development of resource materials, coordinating and presenting educational trainings and workshops. Counseling background highly desired; strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills: ability to work effectively with diverse populations.

    To apply, please submit an online application with your resume, cover letter, and names of three references. Review of applications starts Feb. 10th, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. This is a visiting position partially funded by a grant, renewable depending on funding.

    Part-Time Lecturers: Cal State Fullerton

    The Asian American Studies Program at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is recruiting qualified candidates to teach courses on a part-time basis (Job Control Number 23582H-11-050). Proud of its diversity, Cal State Fullerton is currently ranked 5th nationally in the number of bachelor’s degrees it grants to members of underrepresented groups.

    Asian American Studies Program Goals: CSUF’s Asian American Studies Program aims: 1) to inform students about the history, challenges and triumphs of Asians and Pacific Islanders in America, including their contributions to this country; 2) to build interracial and interethnic understanding and cooperation; 3) to promote study and research in the area; 4) to contribute to Asian American communities in southern California to develop critical thinking and communications skills; and 5) to prepare students in selected career paths where knowledge and understanding of the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience is important.

    Among the courses to be staffed are:

    • Asian American Studies 101—Introduction to Ethnic Studies
    • Asian American Studies 300—Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies
    • Asian American Studies 308—Asian American Women (face-to-face or online)Asian American Studies 320—Asian American Creative Expression (face-to-face or online)
    • Asian American Studies 325—Asian American Film and Video (face-to-face or online)
    • Courses focusing on specific Asian American ethnic groups

    Faculty members will teach undergraduate courses and are expected to be available to their students for consultation one hour per week for each three units of classroom instruction. Most courses are three-units per semester, typically offered in a lecture-discussion or online mode (as indicated).


    • ABD Doctoral Candidate or M.A. with substantial graduate course work in relevant field is required
    • Evidence of ability to work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and faculty
    • Evidence of prior teaching, mentoring, or tutoring experience

    Academic Calendar: The fall term begins in mid-August and ends in mid-December; the spring term runs from mid-January through the end of May.

    Rank & Salary: These are non-tenure-track, temporary appointments to the classification of Lecturer. Salaries vary depending upon qualifications and experience. Typical starting salaries for part-time faculty range from $4147 to approximately $4533 for a three-unit class. Eligibility for health benefits is governed by the collective bargaining agreement and based on a number of factors including unit load (wtu’s/timebase, etc).

    Application Procedures: Please submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, CSU-1 form, documentation of teaching effectiveness, sample course syllabi, and three current letters of recommendation. In your letter of interest, please indicate your availability for teaching throughout the week. Send all materials directly to:

    Dr. Eliza Noh, Coordinator
    Asian American Studies Program
    Recruitment Control Number
    California State University, Fullerton
    800 North State College Blvd.
    P.O. Box 6868
    Fullerton, CA 92834

    In addition, please complete an Applicant Data Flow Form and enter the Job Control Number listed above. Application materials are reviewed on an on-going basis.

    Postdoc: Research on Korean Family

    The 5-year Korean Family in Comparative Perspective (KFCP) Laboratory for the Globalization of Korean Studies at the University of Illinois, funded by the Academy of Korean Studies, and housed in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, is pleased to announce a KFCP Postdoctoral Fellowship starting August 16, 2011. This one-year position, with the possibility of a one-year extension, is open to: (1) recent PhD recipients (within the last 3 years) and (2) those who will deposit their dissertation by August 15, 2011.

    The KFCP Laboratory aims to bring the Korean family to the center of comparative East Asian and general family studies, highlighting Korea as a productive comparative case of interest to non-Koreanists across a range of disciplines and scholarly locations. KFCP Fellows must be scholars interested in comparative work on the Korean family. Scholars with primary expertise in the family of other East Asian countries (e.g., China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan) are particularly welcomed to apply. Scholars with primary research emphasis on the Koreas must have a concrete plan to conduct comparative research (i.e., with another country/region). The postdoctoral fellowship is open to scholars in any humanities or social science discipline.

    The KFCP Laboratory is directed by anthropologist Nancy Abelmann and includes 3 KFCP Laboratory Fellows: Jungwon Kim (EALC and History, University of Illinois), Seung-Kyung Kim (Women’s Studies, University of Maryland), and Hyunjoon Park (Sociology, University of Pennsylvania). The Postdoctoral Fellow will be welcomed to an active Koreanist community at the University of Illinois that includes a biweekly Korea Workshop (that will actively engage the themes of the Laboratory). The KFCP Fellow will be provided the opportunity to participate in organizing a Korean Family Colloquium Series which graduate students will be able to attend for partial credit.

    KFCP Laboratory Director, Fellows, and National Board Members will take an active role in nurturing the comparative scholarship of the Postdoctoral Fellow. The Postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to “workshop” his or her manuscript/s with experts from both on and off campus. The KFCP Fellow will be paid $40,000 including benefits and some funds for domestic research-related travel. Application deadline: February 25, 2011.

    Please submit your application electronically. Applications must include:

    • A cover letter reviewing your research history, including your dissertation and other publications.
    • A statement of interest in the Korean family in comparative perspective, including a publication plan that includes the submission of one article for each postdoctoral year (OR a single- or co-authored book manuscript) (this can be integrated into the cover letter).
    • A statement of commitment to active participation in KFCP Laboratory events, including the Korean Family Colloquium Series (this can be a simple statement in the cover letter).
    • One writing sample, 25-40 pages.
    • Contact information for three referees who can speak to your scholarly work and abilities and to the feasibility of your research and publications plans for comparative work on the Korean family. Referees will be contacted electronically and asked to submit their letters.

    Please address inquires to

    Position: Sociology, Georgia State University

    The Department of Sociology at Georgia State University invites applications for an anticipated tenure-track assistant professor position, beginning in August 2011, pending budgetary approval. We are looking for a scholar with substantive research interests in one of the three following specialty areas that complement our existing strengths: 1) family, health, and life course; 2) race and urban; or 3) gender and sexuality.

    A successful candidate must have a demonstrated research agenda that can lead to external funding. Located in the heart of Atlanta, we are a Ph.D. granting department with a research-active faculty and a diverse graduate and undergraduate student body. We enthusiastically encourage applications from minority candidates. Applicants should submit: 1) a letter outlining their qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of their scholarly work; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations, and statement of teaching philosophy); and 5) three letters of recommendation. A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. An offer of employment will be
    conditional on background verification. Send materials to: Recruitment Committee, Georgia State University, Department of Sociology, P.O. Box 5020, Atlanta, GA 30302-502. Deadline for application is February 28, 2011.

    Summer Seminar: Rethinking International Migration

    Applications are invited to “Rethinking International Migration,” a 2011 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers. To be directed by Roger Waldinger, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, this five week summer seminar will be held at the UCLA campus from June 13 through July 15, 2011.

    The seminar is open to 16 NEH summer scholars, from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds. Principally oriented to teachers of American undergraduate students, the seminar is open to qualified independent scholars, and will include two full-time graduate students. The seminar will be informed by a view that the study of migration resembles the process of migration itself: an activity that cuts across boundaries, in this case intellectual, not political, one best pursued by drawing insights and methods from a variety of disciplines.

    Hence, this seminar will seek to expose NEH summer scholars to an interdisciplinary approach to migration studies, via focused discussions of three key areas at the core of migration debates: rights, citizenship, migration policy; the second generation; diasporas and transnationalism. Visit the program website for more information and the application form. The deadline is March 1, 2011.

    January 4, 2011

    Written by C.N.

    Links, Jobs, & Announcements #36

    Here are some more announcements, links, and job postings about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other related 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.

    Call for Participants: Study on Chinese, Korean, & Vietnamese Women

    The Asian-American Women’s Health Initiative Project (AWSHIP) invites you to participate in a confidential, federally-funded research study of Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese women. Participants will be asked to complete a 45 minute user-friendly computer survey about family life, relationships, culture, and values. You will be compensated $20 for your time, and will be given the opportunity to participant in a follow-up in-depth interview for another $30. All interviews will take place at a location convenient and comfortable for you. You are eligible to participate if you:

    • Are an unmarried woman
    • Are between 18 to 35 years old
    • Identify as Chinese, Korean, or Vietnamese
    • Are a child of an immigrant family (1.5 and 2nd generation)

    For more information, please email the project coordinator, Yut Yang, at or visit:

    Call for Participants: Study on Relationship Satisfaction Among LGBT

    Looking for lesbian, gay, or bisexual individuals of ethnic diversity who would like to participate in a research study on Relationship Satisfaction with a focus on Personal, Relational Resources and Support Systems. The purpose is to add to the limited literature on the subject, and to be of assistance to psychologists, case workers, counselors, and social workers.

    This research study is done as part of my final graduate project under the Social Work Master program at the California State University of Northridge. Those interested in participating can contact me at:; Subject: “MyCSUN Survey”, so I can send them a link to the survey. All information will remain confidential. Thank you for your interest and your participation!

    American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship Program

    The American Sociological Association’s Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) provides a pre-doctoral training program that delivers national coordination for minority students in institutions of higher education throughout the U.S. From recruitment and placement to training, mentoring, and monitoring, MFP offers graduate students support that complements and extends the education and professional development provided by their home departments. MFP takes seriously the need to train and mentor minority graduate students in their area of interest and to mobilize sociologists in graduate departments and research settings to make this ambition a reality. Deadline: January 31, 2011.

    Job Announcement: Race & Science, Emory University

    Emory University seeks nominations and applications for an open-rank faculty position — tenured or tenure-track — with research interests in Race and Science. We recognize the importance of complex and critical examinations of the social, political and ethical challenges raised by the use and misuse of concepts of race in the sciences. We are interested in scholars whose work bridges the sciences and the humanities and investigates socio-political concepts of race as they historically and currently have intersected with, and been constituted by, the biological sciences, medicine, and health more generally.

    This new position will be located in the department(s) appropriate to the successful candidate’s research interests and background. While preference will be given to senior scholars, we will consider applicants at all ranks. In addition to playing a leadership role in his or her home department(s), the successful candidate is expected to work closely with Emory University’s university-wide strategic initiative on Race and Difference. This Initiative seeks to promote understanding of and generate new knowledge about race and other intersecting forms of human difference.

    This new position will work closely with the leadership of the Race and Difference Initiative (RDI) to support the development of new research, campus programs, and undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on all aspects of race and difference. Candidates should have a distinguished academic reputation, demonstrated teaching and mentoring skills and an interest in or record of external funding (PhD or other terminal degree required). Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

    Please mail applications or nominations to: Co-Director, Race and Difference Initiative, Professor Dorothy A. Brown, Emory University, Gambrell Hall, 1301 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30322-2770. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and names of three recommenders. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2011. Preliminary inquiries may be directed to RDI co-director Amanda Lewis (

    Call for Nominations: Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize

    The Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize is a new annual awards program to honor individuals under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in their fields and who show creativity, commitment, and extraordinary accomplishment in effecting positive social change.

    The Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize directly reflects Grinnell’s historic mission to educate men and women “who are prepared in life and work to use their knowledge and their abilities to serve the common good.” The Social Justice Action Group works towards peace, justice, and positive social change with efforts that fight hunger, promote volunteerism, and build understanding. The Wall Alumni Service Awards provide financial support for Grinnell alumni to engage in service projects, programs, and organizations dedicated to improving the lives of others.

    Under Grinnell’s Expanding Knowledge Initiative, the College has introduced curricular innovations in the areas of environmental challenges, human rights, and human dignity. Now with the creation of the Grinnell College Young Innovator for Social Justice Prize, the College is extending its educational mission beyond the campus and alumni community to individuals anywhere who believe innovative social justice programs create a better world.

    Up to three individuals will be honored annually. Each prize carries an award of $100,000, half to the winning individual and half to an organization committed to the winner’s area of social justice, for a total of up to $300,000 in prize awards each year.

    The deadline for 2011 nominations is Feb. 1. The first prize recipients will be announced in May 2011. For additional information about the program, please visit the program website at Grinnell College.

    Boren Fellowship for Graduate Language Study

    Boren Fellowships provide up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education through specialization in area study, language study, or increased language proficiency. Boren Fellowships support study and research in†areas of the world that are critical to U.S. interests, including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Deadline: February 1, 2011.

    Minority Graduate Scholarships, Society for the Study of Social Problems

    The Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP), in keeping with its philosophy of active engagement with social problems, participation in social problem solutions, and advancement of knowledge through study, service and critical analysis, established the Racial/Ethnic Minority Graduate Scholarship at its annual meeting in August 1993. The purpose of the scholarship is:

    • To identify and support developing minority scholars who exemplify and give fresh voice to the SSSP history and commitment to scholar activism
    • To give renewed energy and wider lenses to diversity in scholarship
    • To increase the pool of minority social and behavioral scientists
    • To establish a formal commitment to diversity through support of a minority doctoral student in the social and/or behavioral sciences inclusive of course work or dissertation research support who demonstrates a commitment, through his or her scholarly examination, of any aspect of inequality, injustice and oppression

    A $12,000 scholarship will be funded to one student with an additional $500 awarded for attendance at the annual meeting. Payments will be made in equal installments in September 2011 and January 2012. SSSP believes that the support of students will foster the commitment required to enable the student to fund living arrangements as well as academic or research costs. Deadline: February 1, 2011.

    Call for Submissions: 4th Annual Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival

    4th Annual Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival
    June 11-12, 2011
    Japanese American National Museum
    369 East 1st Street
    Los Angeles, CA

    Now is your chance to submit your film, writing, workshop proposal, or performance act. There is NO submission fee if you submit your work by Feb. 14, 2011! So don’t wait — send us your stories of the Mixed experience NOW! For complete submission information visit the Festival website. You’ll find the submission forms on the left navigation bar.

    The Mixed Roots Film & Literary Festival is a non-competitive, annual arts festival dedicated to sharing and nurturing storytelling of the Mixed experience. The Mixed experience refers to interracial and intercultural relationships, transracial and transcultural adoptions, and anyone who identifies as having biracial, multiracial, Hapa or Mixed identity.

    Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholars Program

    The program is designed to increase the pool of university faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of individuals who are: current upper division or graduate students in the California State University system, economically and educationally disadvantaged, interested in a university faculty career, U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and leaders of tomorrow.

    Students who are chosen for this prestigious award are designated Sally Casanova Scholars as a tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, for whom the Pre-Doctoral scholarship is named. These scholars are exposed to unique opportunities to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs. CSU and UC faculty members are an integral component of this program as they work closely with scholars to prepare them for graduate studies. Deadline: no later than March 25, 2011.

    December 8, 2010

    Written by C.N.

    Links, Jobs & Announcements #35

    Here are some more announcements, links, and job postings about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other related 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.

    Job Announcement: Asian American Studies, UMass Boston

    The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning Fall 2011. Responsibilities include teaching and mentoring students within the undergraduate Asian American Studies program and within the newly developing interdisciplinary Transnational, Cultural and Community Studies (TCCS) doctoral program.

    Specific areas of focus are open but applicants should be able to teach core courses within Asian American Studies as well as courses in the TCCS graduate program. In addition, applicants’ engaged scholarship, teaching focus, and prospects for or record of grant development should reflect a local/global approach with attention to transnational and diasporic issues, and with strong possibilities to create connections with local Metro Boston Asian American communities.

    Requirements include an earned doctorate by the time of appointment with research focus on Asian American issues, prior teaching experience at the undergraduate level, and familiarity with the pedagogical approach and goals of Asian American Studies. Although all competitive applications will be considered, preference will be given to candidates with interests, experiences, and linguistic/cultural competencies relative to Southeast Asian American populations and issues or intersections with Asian Americans and Arab American and Muslim American populations and issues. Preference will also be given to applicants with successful records of teaching with diverse urban populations.

    Please apply online with a C.V. and statement of research and teaching interests along with (p)reprints of publications, and three letters of recommendation. Questions should be directed to Karen L. Suyemoto, AsAmSt Search Committee, Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. We expect to schedule interviews in February, 2011. Please send confidential letters of reference to Cheryl Harris, Please include a subject heading of “AsAmSt letter for ___”

    Conference: LGBT Youth, Families, Allies, & Counselors

    True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. We are having our 18th annual conference on the University of Connecticut’s Storrs campus on March 11 and 12.

    The conference is for LGBT youth, families, allies, school guidance counselors, therapists, and employees of state agencies that work with LGBT youth. Last year the total attendance for both days was over 2500 people and in addition, there were about 140 presenters who gave over 300 workshops. If you or someone from your organization would like to give a workshop you can find the form to submit workshops here (the deadline to submit a workshop proposal is Dec. 10). The deadline for attendee registration is Feb. 14.

    Blakemore Foundation Language Grant

    The Blakemore Foundation was established in 1990 by Thomas and Frances Blakemore to encourage the advanced study of Asian languages and to improve the understanding of Asian fine arts in the United States. Blakemore Freeman Fellowships are awarded for one year of advanced level language study in East or Southeast Asia in approved language programs. Deadline: December 30, 2010.

    Dissertation Scholarships for Korean American Studies

    The Research Center for Korean Community at Queens College of CUNY encourages submissions for The Global Society of Korea and America Dissertation Scholarships, its annual dissertation scholarship program created to promote doctoral students’ academic research on Korean Americans.

    In 2011, The Center plans to award three scholarships of $3,000 each. Additionally, scholarship recipients will also be asked to attend the Center’s annual research conference to accept their awards and give presentations of their findings. The Center will cover all conference-related expenses.†The applicant must be a currently enrolled student in the dissertation stage of an accredited doctoral program in the social sciences at a United States university. Deadline: December 31, 2010.

    Five College Fellowship Program for Minority Scholars

    Five College Fellowships offer year-long residencies for doctoral students completing dissertations. The program supports scholars from under-represented groups and/or scholars with unique interests and histories whose engagement in the Academy will enrich scholarship and teaching. Normally, four fellowships are awarded each year. The fellowship includes a stipend of $30,000, a research grant, health benefits, office space, housing or housing assistance, and library privileges at all five campuses belonging to the consortium. Deadline: January 3, 2011.

    Job Announcement: Asian American Studies, UC Santa Barbara

    The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for Assistant or Associate Professor in the social sciences to begin in Fall 2011. Area of specialization is open, but applicants with Ph.D. degrees in sociology, anthropology, political science, economics, urban studies, ethnic studies, or related social sciences are preferred. Expertise on Filipino Americans, South Asian Americans, or Southeast Asian Americans is especially welcome. The University is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service.

    Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a publication or writing sample, two Asian American Studies course syllabi, teaching evaluations, and three letters of references. Send materials to: Diane Fujino, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Asian American Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-4090.

    December 3, 2010

    Written by C.N.

    Links, Jobs, & Announcements #34

    Here are some more announcements, links, and job postings about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other related 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.

    Job Announcement: Program Coordinator, Asian American Studies, Univ. of Maryland

    The Asian American Studies Program at the University of Maryland (AAST) is seeking to hire a Program Coordinator. The Program Coordinator will be the principal person in charge of day-to-day operations of the Program Office and the Asian American Studies minor. He or she will assist the Director of Asian American Studies, as well as faculty, other staff, students, and visitors when appropriate.

    The AAST Program Coordinator will be primarily responsible for administrative support and office management. He or she will assist the Program Director on administrative, planning, programming, curricular, and fundraising activities. Duties include maintaining the Director’s calendar and appointments; setting up faculty and staff meetings; working with the Director in planning and organizing annual events; assisting the Director in grant and fund development and management; providing support for AAST curriculum proposals and academic program development; receiving and screening telephone calls and e-mail correspondences; assisting with the distribution of information within the program; making travel arrangements; ordering office supplies; distributing mail; and overseeing and maintaining the physical office environment. In addition, the Coordinator will assist faculty and supervise both Graduate Assistants and Federal Work Study Student Employees.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    A Bachelor’s degree is required. Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree. Applicants must have 3 years of supervisory and team-building experience, preferably in higher education. Position will entail extensive student, faculty, and staff interaction and requires excellent organization, planning, interpersonal, written, and verbal skills. Knowledge of and/or experience working in higher education and/or with University of Maryland administrative systems are helpful but not required. Experience working with a diverse audience that includes Asian Americans is a must.

    Preference is given to candidates with a graduate or professional degree.

    Salary & Application Directions:
    Starting salary ranges from $45,000 to $55,000 commensurate with experience. To apply, please attach resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 professional references through (Posting Number: 0001061). For best consideration please apply by December 6, 2010. Position will remain open until filled.

    Participants Needed: Study on Bicultural Chinese Americans

    My name is Karen Lau, and I am a doctoral student at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in San Francisco California. I am in the process of recruiting participants in the San Francisco bay area for my Ph.D. dissertation research study looking at problem solving skills, acculturation, and bicultural stress among Chinese American adults.

    My study examines the bicultural experience in 1.5 and 2nd generation Chinese American adults. I am planning on having volunteers complete a set of questionnaires (roughly 20 minutes) about their bicultural identity and experience of bicultural stress as well as a couple problem solving tasks (roughly 20 minutes). The total time of participation is about 45 minutes to 1 hour. As a token of my appreciation, I would reimburse each participant with a $10.00 gift care for their time.

    Participants in the San Francisco bay area should e-mail me at

    Thank you!

    Karen Lau, M.A.
    Ph.D. Doctoral Candidate
    California School of Professional Psychology

    Job Announcement: Sociology, Cal Poly Pomona

    The Psychology and Sociology Department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociology to begin Fall 2011. The successful candidate will have a specialization and/or ability to teach Quantitative Research Methods and teach or specialize in at least one of the following areas: Urban Sociology, Immigration/Migration, and/or Public Policy.

    The Position:
    The position requires excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising, professional and scholarly work, and service to the department, university, and community. The successful applicant will also demonstrate sensitivity to issues of diversity, including race, ethnicity, gender, class, age, and sexuality. The candidate is also expected to accept committee assignments and to advise students. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply. Finalists will be required to appear on campus for two days of interviews that will include a research presentation to faculty and students. The presentation should both introduce the candidate’s research and demonstrate the candidate’s teaching abilities.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • ABD status in Sociology (or related field) from an accredited Ph.D. program (PhD from an accredited university must be received and verified by July 1, 2012)
    • Evidence of teaching ability; please send evaluations if available
    • Evidence of ability to work with and mentor a diverse student population
    • Evidence of scholarly potential (conference presentations, publications, grant development)

    Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

    • Ph.D. in Sociology with demonstrated abilities in teaching quantitative research methods and urban sociology, immigration/migration, and/or public policy
    • At least one year of college teaching experience
    • Knowledge of GIS implementation

    Application Procedure: A completed application will consist of:

    • a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; this must include a statement of their teaching philosophy within a multicultural environment with examples of past experiences
    • a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position
    • three recent (dated within the past two years) letters of reference
    • a completed application form
    • a transcript showing highest degree earned (from an accredited educational institution)
    • a sample of professional writing; and
    • sample syllabi and teaching evaluations of courses taught (if available)

    Note: If a candidate has ABD status, Registrar’s verification is required if status is not indicated on official transcripts; Ph.D. must be received and verified by July 1, 2012. The position is open until filled, but first consideration will be given to completed applications postmarked by December 20, 2010. Early response is encouraged. Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application forms to:

    Sociology Search Committee
    California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
    Psychology & Sociology Department
    3801 West Temple Avenue
    Pomona, CA 91768
    (909) 869-3890

    Or for additional information, contact:
    Dr. Mary Yu Danico, Search Chair
    (909) 869-3895

    job Announcement: Ethnic Studies, Virginia Tech

    The Department of Sociology at Virginia Tech invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in the area of sociology of diversity and assessment, beginning
    fall 2011. This position will include teaching and assessing the core course in a newly developing, interdisciplinary, diversity concentration for undergraduates. This core course will be housed in the department of sociology.

    The successful candidate must have a strong record of teaching excellence and show evidence of strong research potential in the area of diversity and assessment. A Ph.D. in sociology is required and must be in hand by the time of appointment. In addition to interest in the sociology of diversity, we are seeking a candidate with interest in one or more of the following areas: Africana Studies, American Indian Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Aging, Hispanic Studies, social identity, and social inequality.

    Please complete an on-line application, including a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests (use candidate statement field), samples of written work (use other doc field), names and email addresses of three references, teaching evaluations (if available) at Send any additional materials that cannot be submitted on-line to Professor Ted Fuller, Diversity Search Chair, C/O Brenda Husser, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, 560 McBryde Hall (0137), Blacksburg VA 24061. Review of applications will begin January 3, 2011, and will continue until the position is filled.

    Seeking Donations: Radio Show on Nail Salons

    When Lam Le first came to this country from Vietnam, working in a nail salon seemed like her only option. Being a manicurist could make her a decent living, she thought, as an older worker with limited English skills. After working for 12 years in the industry, Le found herself with breast cancer, a thyroid condition, skin rashes and asthma.

    She ended her career just as she went into it: not by choice, but by necessity. Now Le is speaking at Congressional hearings, attending Patient Leadership Councils at Asian Health Services in Oakland, and is part of a growing movement to protect workers in the nail salon industry.

    Making Contact would like to produce a half-hour radio documentary about the experiences of nail salon workers like Lam Le. We plan to look into the health impacts of the chemicals put in nail salon products, and government regulation and protection of this predominantly immigrant worker population.

    Once we get funding, we’ll learn why experts, advocates and public officials are not waiting for studies that prove increased health risk to nail salon workers. And, we’ll explore a trend towards greener nail salons, and how workers are making a foray into the environmental justice movement. By broadcasting these stories of organizing and victories in communities across the country, Making Contact programs inspire others to take action on similar issues, whether workplace safety or environmental justice.

    If you would like to make a donation to support this project, please visit the website.

    September 16, 2010

    Written by C.N.

    Job Postings #4

    The following are announcements about academic-related jobs for those interested in racial/ethnic/diversity issues (listed in order of application deadline). As always, the announcements and links are provided for informational purposes only and do not necessarily imply an endorsement of the organization or college involved.

    Sociology, University of Dayton

    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in sociology. We are seeking a Sociology Ph.D. with specialization in criminology and sociology of law to contribute to both the sociology and criminal justice studies majors (ABD will be considered). An ability to contribute to the interdisciplinary collaborations of the department is also desired. Candidates complementing the department’s focus on local and global communities and social justice are preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience in teaching students from diverse backgrounds. This appointment begins August 16, 2011. Salary is competitive. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until October 15, 2010.

    Online applications:

    In order to complete your online application, you must attach a cover letter, your curriculum vita, and your statement of teaching philosophy. Copies of teaching evaluations and examples of syllabi and written work should be combined and attached to “other document.” Unofficial transcripts – graduate and undergraduate – may be combined and attached in one file in “transcripts.” Three original letters of reference should be mailed or emailed to:

    SOC Search Committee
    Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work
    University of Dayton
    300 College Park
    Dayton, OH 45469-1442

    The University of Dayton, a comprehensive Catholic university founded by the Society of Mary (Marianists) in 1850, is Ohio’s largest independent university and one of the nation’s ten largest Catholic universities. The University of Dayton is firmly committed to the principle of diversity and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons of color, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

    Sociology, Radford University

    Special Purpose (non-tenure track, subject to annual reappointment) Assistant Professor. We are seeking a student-centered applied sociologist to begin August 2011. Ability to teach introduction to sociology required; ability to teach at least two of the following three areas preferred: social psychology, race and ethnicity, inequality. Successful applicants will: have an established and active record of teaching, professional activities, and service; be committed to building community-university partnerships and student-centered education; share in the effective mentoring of sociology majors; work with the department continue and expand applied educational activities, such as internships, undergraduate research, and service learning; contribute to departmental assessment; and consistently and responsibly perform departmental committee service.

    Doctorate in Sociology preferred (ABD considered). Applicants must provide a letter of application identifying interest and experience in applied educational activities and specifying areas of expertise, a current vita, recent teaching evaluations (if available) and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Please do not send additional materials at this time. Applications should be sent to: Dr. Carole Seyfrit, Chair, Department of Sociology, Box 6948, Radford University, Radford, VA 24142 or e-mailed to Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled.

    Radford University is a co-educational, comprehensive, state supported institution located in southwestern Virginia, 40 miles from Roanoke, with an enrollment of approximately 9,600 students. For more information visit our website. Radford University is an Equal opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

    Sociology, University at Albany, SUNY

    The Department of Sociology at the University at Albany invites applications for a tenure track position to begin in fall 2011. The position is contingent on final budget approval. Salary is competitive. Successful candidates will specialize in one of the following two areas: (1) Our first priority is in demography. Rank is open but preference will be given to candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level with an established track record of external funding. Candidates are expected to contribute to the research agenda of the Center for Social and Demographic Analysis. (2) Our second priority is for a candidate at the Assistant Professor level who conducts qualitative and/or ethnographic research. The substantive area is open but we are especially interested in the area of culture, gender, or urban sociology.

    Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research and exhibit a strong commitment to teaching and service. Applicants must have a Ph.D. from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization. They must address in their applications their ability to work with and instruct a culturally diverse population. Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference; finalists will be asked to provide additional materials related to research and teaching. Applications will be screened beginning October 1. The University at Albany is an EO/AA/IRCA/ADA employer. All materials should be addressed to: Search Committee, Department of Sociology, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York 12222.

    Sociology & International Studies, Boston College

    The Department of Sociology and the International Studies Program invite applications for a tenure track assistant professor position with a cutting-edge research program in any of the following three areas: immigration, global environmental sociology, or global social movements. Scholars with expertise in any geographic area of the world are invited to apply. Scholars with substantive interest in: gender, race, class, sexuality, or religion/religious communities are particularly encouraged to apply. The tenure line is housed in the Sociology Department. The position, which begins in the Fall of 2011, entails half-time teaching in International Studies, which is an undergraduate major, and half-time graduate and undergraduate teaching in the Department of Sociology.

    Applications should be submitted electronically to Potential applicants should email one attached pdf document containing the following: a cover letter that describes your research and teaching accomplishments and plans, current CV, and 2 pieces of recent scholarship. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference, also in pdf format, emailed to the same address. These references should be named in the letter of application. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. Boston College is an Affirmation Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Applications from scholars of color and women are strongly encouraged.

    Sociology, Loyola University New Orleans

    The Department of Sociology has an anticipated opening for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2011. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Sociology. The successful candidate will assume the primary responsibility of teaching courses in undergraduate research methods and statistics; all other specialty areas will be considered. The Department of Sociology has approximately 80 majors, seven full-time faculty members, and offers a BA in Sociology with optional concentrations in three areas: Global Sociology; Stratification and Inequality; and Crime, Law, and Social Control. The Department of Sociology also contributes courses to a number of interdisciplinary minors, including Environmental Studies, Women’s Studies, African and African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, Legal Studies, and the newly created minor in New Orleans Studies.

    Candidates must submit evidence of the skills needed to teach both research methods and statistics at the undergraduate level well as examples of quantitative scholarship. In addition to teaching responsibilities, colleagues are expected to advise undergraduate students, participate in department, college, and university committees, and maintain an active involvement in scholarly activities, including publication and securing outside funding. Candidates must be committed to excellence in undergraduate liberal arts education. The department has a strong commitment to teaching students to think critically about social justice principles and their realization in the community.

    Loyola University is situated in uptown New Orleans with an approximate enrollment of 4600 students. Loyola is a Jesuit university known for its academic excellence, its commitment to social justice and community service as well as its commitment to Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employment. Loyola University New Orleans welcomes applications from women and minority candidates. Salary and benefits are competitive. Applicants must submit a letter describing their teaching and research interests with a brief statement of their personal education philosophy, a current Curriculum Vitae, three letters of recommendation (to be sent directly by the referees), an official transcript, samples of scholarship, samples of course syllabi, and evidence of teaching success (e.g., evaluations). Submit applications to:

    Dr. Sue Mennino, Chair, Faculty Search Committee
    Department of Sociology, Box 30
    Loyola University New Orleans
    6363 St. Charles Ave.
    New Orleans, LA 70118.

    Review of applications will begin October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

    Social Movements and Social Justice, University of Southern California

    The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity in the University of Southern California’s College of Letters, Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a research specialization that addresses the nature and evolution of U.S. social movements for economic, environmental, gender and/or racial justice. We are especially interested in scholars whose work is grounded in both theory and engagement with the social movements studied, and we are open to comparative, historical, and transnational approaches.

    A broad range of graduate training specializations will be considered, including but not limited to American Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Urban Planning, and Feminist and Ethnic Studies. The position, beginning in fall 2011, will be in American Studies & Ethnicity, an interdisciplinary department, with significant opportunities to affiliate with campus research centers engaged in movement analysis.

    USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one or two short writing samples, and three letters of reference to: Manuel Pastor, Chair of Search Committee, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-4033. We will begin to review applications on November 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. is required by the start of employment.

    Sociology, Florida State University

    The Department of Sociology at Florida State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, effective August 2011. We seek applicants with a primary emphasis in Race & Inequality who can also contribute to one of our other program areas: Health & Aging, Demography, or Social Psychology. Applications should include a personal letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and a writing sample. Screening will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be sent electronically to Isaac W. Eberstein, Chair, Department of Sociology, using this address: . Florida State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and race/ethnic minority applicants are particularly invited.

    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immigration, Cornell University

    Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Institute for the Social Sciences, ISS Immigration Theme Project.

    Post-doctoral research associates are sought for participation in an interdisciplinary project on Immigration: Settlement, Integration, & Membership. Applications will be accepted for a one-year position, beginning approximately August 15, 2011. The project is led by an interdisciplinary team exploring two broad themes: immigrant settlement and integration, particularly in new receiving areas, and immigrant inclusion and membership. The project, coordinated by the Institute for the Social Sciences, will sponsor a seminar series, visiting scholars, and opportunities for multi-disciplinary research collaboration.

    Postdocs will have access to the full range of university resources and receive an annual salary of $50,000 plus health benefits. Applicants must have a Ph.D. by August 15, 2011; scholars who have completed their Ph.D.’s within the past five years will be considered. The application deadline is November 15, 2010. Applicants should submit a curriculum vita, a brief statement of research interests, a writing sample, and three reference letters by e-mail to . Cornell is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer; minorities and women are encouraged to apply. Details are at: ISS Immigration Project and Cornell Office of Postdoctoral Studies.

    July 26, 2010

    Written by C.N.

    Job Postings #1

    The following are announcements about jobs for those interested in racial/ethnic/diversity issues. As always, the announcements and links are provided for informational purposes only and do not necessarily imply an endorsement of the organization or college involved.

    Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies, The Claremont Colleges

    The Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies at the Claremont Colleges and the Asian American Studies field group at Pitzer College invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Asian American Studies, to begin 1 July 2011.

    The successful candidate should, by the beginning of the Fall 2011 semester, have a Ph.D. in ethnic studies, American Studies, or other disciplines or interdisciplinary studies appropriate to this subject. Candidates should have the ability to teach a community-based learning course and Asian American History. The department has identified a need for research and teaching expertise in Filipino, Muslim, Pacific Islander, South Asian, or Southeast Asian communities. We especially encourage candidates whose work takes place within frameworks of transnationalism and globalization.

    Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, has a strong institutional commitment to the principles of diversity in all areas and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented social groups. We favor candidates who can contribute to the College’s distinctive educational objectives, which promote interdisciplinary perspectives, intercultural understanding, and concern with social responsibility and the ethical implications of knowledge and action. Pitzer College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For the successful applicant with the relevant interests, affiliations are possible with the intercollegiate departments of Africana Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, and/or Women’s Studies.

    To apply, send letter of application, curriculum vitae, selected evidence of excellence in teaching and research, statement of teaching philosophy, statement on social responsibility, a statement of research, and three letters of recommendation (at least one (1) of which addresses your teaching effectiveness) via email to “” Electronic documents should be sent in PDF format. Applications will be considered beginning September 17, 2010, until the position is filled.

    Assistant Professor in Sociology, Univ. of Hawai’i West O’ahu

    This position is responsible for teaching sociology courses in the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences program. The teaching assignment is three courses per semester, including day, evening, and distance education courses. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to teaching a variety of sociology courses in areas consistent with personal interests and program needs. The successful candidate is also expected to engage in scholarly research and publication, committee service, student academic advising, and to participate in faculty governance.

    Minimum qualifications: PhD from an accredited college or university in Sociology. (ABD candidates are eligible to apply, but must complete all degree requirements prior to the appointment.) Candidates must have a broad knowledge of sociology and a commitment to teaching excellence.

    Desirable qualifications: Areas of specialization are open, but preference will be given to applicants prepared to teach at least two of the following: introductory sociology, social stratification, sociology of aging, medical sociology, sociological theory, writing-intensive courses, and demonstrated ability to teach using distance education technology.

    To apply: Send a letter of application, curriculum vita, copies of transcripts (originals required at time of hire) and the names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references. All items become the property of the University of Hawai’i – West O’ahu. Application materials may also be e-mailed as an MS Word file attachment to Closing date: Continuous – application review begins October 15, 2010.

    University of Hawaii – West Oahu
    Sociology Search Committee
    96-129 Ala Ike
    Pearl City, HI 96782

    Inquiries: Dr. Michael Delucchi (phone: 808-454-4718, email:

    Lecturer in Asian American Studies, Univ. of California, Irvine

    The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California Irvine invites applications for a part-time Non Senate Faculty position with primary responsibility in teaching an upper division interdisciplinary course in Asian American Studies for 2010-11. Minimum base salary per course is $5579. The appointment dates would be as follows: Winter Quarter 2011 1/01/11-03/31/11 or Spring Quarter 2011 4/1/11 to 6/30/11.

    We are looking for applicants who can teach the “Vietnamese American Experience” course.

    Applicants with a Ph.D. preferred. Applicants who are ABD or have a M.A.; M.F.A. or equivalent will be considered. UC graduate students must have filed their dissertation or have a degree in hand by mid- December 2011 to be eligible to teach in Winter Quarter 2011 and by mid-March 2011 to be eligible to teach in Spring Quarter 2011.

    Send materials via e-mail attachment to Jim Lee at, followed by a hard copy of your application materials:

    Cover letter

    • Curriculum vitae
    • Teaching evaluation summaries (no raw data needed)
    • Two letters of recommendations sent directly from the recommender
    • Complete sample syllabus of the course you are proposing
    • Indicate quarters available (Winter/Spring)

    Applications will be accepted until positions are filled. However, to ensure fullest consideration, all applications materials should be submitted by August 31, 2010 to:

    Jim Lee, Chair
    Department of Asian American Studies
    3000 Humanities Gateway
    University of California Irvine
    Irvine, CA 92697-6900

    Program Coordinators of Multicultural Affairs, Duke Univ.

    The Duke Center for Multicultural Affairs has launched a search for two Program Coordinator positions for our office. Each Program Coordinator will be expected to be knowledgeable of the histories, cultural and developmental issues of Native American, African American, Latino-American, South Asian American, East Asian American and South East Asian American ethnic communities.

    In addition the Program Coordinator will be expected to provide a comprehensive program of services in the areas of community engagement, multicultural education and leadership development to empower students and their organizations to create an inclusive multicultural student community. This individual will also offer student club/organization advising, design experiential training in diversity education and multicultural competency to prepare students to participate in a complex global community.

    Interested applicants should apply online through the Duke Human Resources website and find job requisition # 400413331. Please also find the position description below.

    Specific Duties:
    Program Development

    • Develop and implement programs that support academic persistence
    • Create and implement programs that promote skill development in diversity education and multicultural competency
    • Design programs that enhance knowledge and understanding of principles of social justice, activism and advocacy
    • Deliver educational presentations and other co-curricular programming such as informal and formal discussions in and outside of the classroom, house courses, film series, etc. on the issues pertaining to multicultural competency and social justice education
    • Evaluate and assess programmatic effectiveness through regular qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis such as focus groups, pre- and post-surveys, benchmark tracking, or other performance or outcome data

    Student and Student Organization Advising

    • Hire, train and supervise undergraduate, graduate and professional student staff, interns and volunteers who work in the CMA
    • Advise multicultural student clubs and organizations
    • Develop a leadership curriculum that prepares students to lead their multicultural student organizations
    • Promote student group cross-cultural communication, inter/intra-group interaction and program collaboration


    • Complete all administrative duties including but not limited to financial paperwork in accordance with University policy and reports as assigned by the Assistant Director
    • Participate on the Campus Life Program Coordinator Group
    • Develop and maintain relationships with campus, community and alumni organizations that support the mission of the Center for Multicultural Affairs
    • Attend appropriate department, Division, and University meetings that support the goals of the Center for Multicultural Affairs
    • Participate in the design and implementation of short and long-term strategic planning and annual budgeting for the Center for Multicultural Affairs

    General Qualifications:
    Minimum educational requirement: Master’s Degree in relevant field. Strongly prefer 2-3 years experience as multicultural educator in a higher education setting.

    Specific Skills and Competencies:
    Position requires knowledge and understanding of American ethnic student communities in higher educational settings and ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. Candidate must have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to work in a team environment. Outstanding organizational skills with ability to handle multiple projects/priorities and meet deadlines are required.

    Policy Analyst, Citizenship & Immigration Services, Dept. of Homeland Security

    Position: Policy Analyst (Research & Evaluation Division)
    Department: Department Of Homeland Security
    Agency: Citizenship and Immigration Services
    Job Announcement Number: CIS-PJN-359063-OPP
    Salary Range: $89,033.00 – $136,771.00 /year
    Open Period: Wednesday, July 07, 2010 to Wednesday, July 28, 2010
    Series & Grade: GS-0301-13/14
    Position Information: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    Promotion Potential: 14
    Duty Location: Washington DC
    Who May Be Considered: United States Citizens

    Job Summary: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services secures America’s promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration.

    General Responsibilities of Policy Analysts:

    • Analyze, develop and review a variety of technical reports
    • Draft and review proposed legislation
    • Ensure effective coordination and integration of recommended policy

    You will provide expert advice, analysis, and services on complex and sensitive issues related to the agency’s immigration policies and programs. Your duties will include the following:

    • Developing and managing quantitative and qualitative studies related to various immigration programs, policies, and petition types.
    • Analyzing, developing and reviewing a variety of technical reports and assessment instruments for use within the Agency.
    • Conducting and leading comprehensive studies on new and proposed policy initiatives, providing balanced information and analyses of the issues.
    • Preparing written analyses based on quantitative or qualitative findings of immigration program/policy studies.
    • Isolating and defining Agency conditions; developing study approaches, methods, techniques and hypotheses. Conducting and managing projects that may impact existing Agency processes, practices, or policy.
    • Identifying and evaluating the advantages and disadvantages, risks and benefits, or strengths and weaknesses of particular policy proposals.
    • Assessing the political and institutional environment in which decisions are made and implemented.
    • Ensuring effective coordination and integration of study findings in support of recommended policy changes or agency strategic plans.
    • Reviewing proposed legislation and drafting research reports and policy papers on research needs and study findings.
    • Representing the agency in dealings with interested groups and organizations regarding sponsored research and evaluations.
    • Participating with top agency officials and stakeholders in meetings, conferences, and symposia.

    Sociology Professor, College of William and Mary

    The College of William & Mary invites applicants for a tenure-eligible position to begin August 2011. Ph.D. in sociology or related field required. We seek a candidate with research and teaching expertise in the fields of race, ethnicity, or immigration studies. The successful candidate will assist in strengthening the department’s links with other programs in the College such as Africana Studies (including Black Studies) or Latin American/Latino Studies. Candidates with a comparative or international focus are encouraged to apply.

    Application materials must be submitted electronically at the College’s online site at The following items are required, preferably in a PDF format: a curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing the candidate’s scholarship, teaching, and how these would enhance campus diversity, and three letters of reference (Applicants should submit the email addresses of recommenders via the online system). Review will begin October 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.