Dept. of Asian American Studies looking for temporary lecturer for Spring 2021

The Department of Asian American Studies is looking for part time, temporary lecturers on an ongoing basis. While our lecturer needs will vary by quarter, we are currently looking for candidates to teach our Asian American Mental Health class for this upcoming Spring quarter (3/29/21 - 6/11/21). This class will have a total of 45 students, sophomore standing our higher (no TA). The class description is as follows: Examination of the current theory and research on the specific psychological issues that affect Asian Americans. Special emphasis on how immigration experiences, cultural values, ethnic identity, and racism influence various aspects of psychosocial functioning. Please find job description and application instructions below. Our next review date will be 1/29/21.


The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary lecturers to teach courses in Asian American Studies for upcoming openings. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies from quarter to quarter, depending on the needs of the department. All positions will be part time.

A Master’s Degree in Asian American Studies or related field is a minimum requirement; however, candidates with a PhD or ABD in Asian American Studies or related field (or equivalent degree) are preferred. In addition, at least one year of teaching experience is required.

Note: at the time of this posting, in order to comply with public safety measures to prevent the spread of covid-19, all courses taught through the University of California, Santa Barbara, are being taught remotely until further notice. Candidates with remote teaching experience will be preferred until in-person instruction resumes.

Successful candidates will be hired to teach one or two courses listed in the Department’s current curricular offerings. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach mental health, transnationalism, law and immigration, environmental justice, communities, and ethnographies from an Asian American studies perspective. Candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service are particularly encouraged to apply.

For more information, please review our list of course offerings available at

To apply, please go to the following link []. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, the names and contact info of three references, a description of proposed courses, sample syllabi, and previous course evaluations. Please direct any questions to Department Assistant Cora Danielson at

This posting will remain open until October 31, 2021 to accommodate department needs. If you would like to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in May, winter quarter in October, and for spring quarter in February.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.