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Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Assistant Professor in Critical Hmong Studies

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #20116
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Assistant Professor in Critical Hmong Studies


The Department of REGSS in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire seeks to hire a specialist in Critical Hmong Studies at the rank of assistant professor. This tenure-track position carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year with a start date of August 19, 2024. Final authorization of the position is subject to availability of funding.  

Preference will be given to applicants whose research interests, qualifications, and/or experience relate to one or more of the following:

  • Commitment to an intersectional approach to Hmong and Hmong American issues, especially as they relate to race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, social class, indigeneity and decolonization, disability, etc.
  • Interest in the educational development and mentoring of Hmong and other minoritized students on campus 

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Asian American Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Education Studies, Sociology, or other closely related field 
  • ABD candidates will be considered as long as the doctorate will be complete before the start of the contract.  
  • Excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Strong record of or potential for publication and/or other scholarly and creative activity 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to communicate in Hmong and/or teach Hmong language courses
  • Interest in working with Hmong American communities
  • Interest in leading immersion trips, domestic and international, related to Critical Hmong Studies 


The successful candidate will develop and teach Critical Hmong Studies courses in the REGSS department, such as: Hmong American Experiences in the U.S.; Intersectionality: Critical Approaches to Identity and Injustice; and Special Topics courses. Typical teaching load is 4/4 (12 credit hours per semester). All department members participate in scholarly and creative research activities and engage in service to the department, college, and university.  

University and Eau Claire Community:

The University of Wisconsin­-Eau Claire promotes diversity and inclusiveness, stewardship and sustainability, and leadership and innovation. With approximately 10,000 students, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is consistently rated as one of the top public regional universities in the Midwest and enjoys a national reputation for excellence in liberal education, faculty-undergraduate research, and study abroad. Faculty resources include the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, both of which offer professional development opportunities and the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration in teaching and in scholarship. 

A community of 68,000, Eau Claire is the largest city in western Wisconsin with thriving arts and music scenes, as recently featured in Volume One, the area¿s arts and culture weekly, as well as the Star Tribune and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Eau Claire and the surrounding areas boast scenic rivers, parks, and bike trails, as well as farmers markets, outdoor concerts, literary events, world-class entertainment at the Pablo Arts Center, and more. Eau Claire is home to a Hmong American community of over 3,000 and is approximately 90 miles from the largest metro population of Hmong Americans in the country, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, which also offers world-class theater, symphony and chamber orchestras, opera, and major league sports. 

Application Procedure: 

Applications are submitted electronically at Click on Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Assistant Professor of Critical Hmong Studies (Job ID # 20116) and follow the steps under "To Apply" in the frame on the right. Your application will not be considered complete unless all required documents (in .pdf format) are submitted: 

  • letter of application, addressing each of the qualifications above with examples as appropriate 
  • curriculum vita
  • writing sample (10-15 pages, double spaced)
  • a statement that describes your teaching philosophy and approach to developing a course similar to those listed under Responsibilities above (2 pages, double spaced)
  • An unofficial graduate school transcript
  • Names, titles, and contact information for a minimum of three references 

In addition to the above required materials, three confidential letters of recommendation will need to be emailed to Sheryl Gonzales, Please have your letter writers or portfolio service put "REGSS--Critical Hmong Studies" and your name in the subject line. 

Direct any questions to Dr. Ari Anand, Chair of REGSS,  

To ensure priority consideration, completed applications must be received no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, October 15, 2023.  However, screening may continue until the position is filled. 

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UW-Eau Claire is an AA/EEO/Veterans/Disability employer dedicated to enhancing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The University reserves the right to contact additional references with notice given to the candidates at an appropriate time in the process. Employment will require a background check. Employment will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding past conduct related to sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).