Assistant Professor of Hmong Studies

Full time

Official Title:Assistant Professor
Business Title:Assistant Professor of Hmong Studies
Employment Class:Faculty
FLSA Status:Exempt
Terms of Employment:Tenure-track
Position Summary:The College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh seeks applications for a tenure track assistant professor of Hmong Studies, discipline and tenure-home open, contributing primarily to the Oshkosh campus but with the expectation of contribution to all campuses and course delivery modes (in-person, online [synchronous/asynchronous], and hybrid). We invite qualified candidates to join our growing Hmong Studies Program.    Hmong Studies at UWO is a critical race and ethnic studies program that is interdisciplinary in its examination of the historical, political, and socio-cultural experiences of the Hmong in the U.S. and globally. We seek candidates with content and research expertise in some of the following areas:  critical refugee studies, transnationalism, colonialism and US imperialism, intersectionality, and decolonial methods. Strong preference will be given to applicants who engages in critical Hmong Studies in the areas of history and/education.    Responsibilities include teaching and developing courses for the Hmong Studies Certificate, pursuing an active research agenda, advising/mentoring students, and service to the Hmong Studies Program and UWO.    A regional comprehensive university committed to the teacher-scholar model, the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh is part of the robust University of Wisconsin system – one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country. UW Oshkosh is the third largest university in Wisconsin with an annual on- and off-campus enrollment of nearly 14,000 students spanning three campuses in Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, and Menasha. UWO proudly serves the northeastern Fox Valley region, the state’s third most populous metropolitan area, comprised of a number of mid-sized cities along the Fox River. The Fox Valley offers a nice combination of amenities and relatively low cost of living and is within driving distance of Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, and Minneapolis-St. Paul. We are committed to delivering a high-quality education and a strong foundation for those who wish to pursue professional, occupational, and advanced academic degrees. Our students are a mix of traditional and nontraditional age, including many first-generation students.  UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details. 
ResponsibilitiesTeaching and developing courses for the Hmong Studies Certificate, pursuing an active research agenda, advising/mentoring students, and service to the Hmong Studies Program and UWO. 
Required:PhD or degree in hand by the start of the appointment. ABD candidates will be considered, provided the Ph.D. is confirmed by September 1, 2024 (start of the appointment for international candidates).Active or potential for a research agenda related to Hmong Studies.Demonstrated personal and/or professional engagement with Hmong communities in a way that enables partnerships and relationships that inform research and/or professional work.Experience mentoring and advising undergraduate students, especially those who are underrepresented on college campuses.Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Preferred:At least one year of college teaching experience.Language skills in Hmong or an understanding of Hmong language.Content and research expertise in some of the following areas: critical refugee studies, Asian American Studies, transnationalism, colonialism and US imperialism, intersectionality, and decolonial methods.Focus on history or education.
To Apply:Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:Letter of applicationBrief statements describing 1) teaching philosophy and 2) research or professional development interestsA statement of diversity, equity and inclusionCVNames and email addresses of 3 professional references who may be contacted for letters of recommendation (NOTE: at least one reference must be familiar with the candidate’s teaching experience or potential).Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (official or copies)For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.
Application Deadline:TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by October 23, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.
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The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.DEI Statement
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