University of Pennsylvania — Assistant Professor of Asian American History

The Department of History at the University of Pennsylvania seeks to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Asian American history. This hire is part of a multi department, multi-position initiative in Asian American Studies. We especially encourage applications from candidates with scholarly expertise in one or more of the following: diaspora and empire; a history of postwar migration from Asian countries; and/or Asian American experience in a multiracial context. The successful candidate for this position will present strong evidence of excellence in research and teaching, and is expected to have the Ph.D. in hand by the start date (July 1, 2022). In addition to contributing to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level and mentorship in the Department of History, the new faculty member is expected to play an active role in the Penn Asian American Studies Program (

Interested candidates should apply online at Submit a letter of application, CV, research and teaching statements, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on December 27, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions, please contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Eiichiro Azuma at

The Department of History is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.