This web page is for general information for applicants and to communicate to the UIC community. Applicants, please do not send any materials to AARCC or to the Search Committee.
Please follow the instructions for applicants via UIC Jobs Board.
Please visit here for the full description; extended through March 7.
Currently, the time line for the search is not confirmed. While everyone understands the urgency for the search to take place this spring, we also want to have a quality, thoughtful, and intentional process. The Search Committee Co-Chairs will keep the committee on track and moving along.
The Search Committee is comprised of students, faculty, and staff who are familiar with AARCC and Asian American issues and concerns at UIC and in general higher education. They represent different communities of the university, and we thank them for their time and service in this important process.
Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC)
The Centers are committed to social change grounded in the principles of inclusion, access, and equity. Our name reflects the collective purpose of the Centers at UIC: to expand understanding of the value of cultural diversity and connect diverse assets to find creative solutions for common challenges. This collective purpose draws upon the Centers’ expertise in scholarship and practice to provide relevant support to our specific populations on campus and opportunities for intercultural engagement among students, faculty, staff, and Chicago communities.
This year's theme is "Migration and Transformation." One initiative has been the UIC Heritage Garden. Another initiative has been the continued support for students who are undocumented.
Office of Diversity
AARCC is part of the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, which reports to the Office of Diversity. The Office of Diversity initiates programs to enhance and support the success of all groups in Academic Affairs and provides leadership and guidance for campus-wide units promoting diversity across all activities at UIC. The Office of Diversity is the hiring unit for this position.
Asian American Studies (ASAM)
AARCC continues to have an excellent working relationship with ASAM. We often co-sponsor and co-organize programs. We encourage students to consider taking a class or two, minoring in ASAM, and supporting the development of this academic field.
Chancellor's Committee on the Status of Asian Americans (CCSAA)
The CCSAA is an important unit on-campus and reports to the Office of Diversity. Students, faculty, and staff committee members meet monthly throughout the academic year working on various issues relating to the UIC Asian American community. Most recently, CCSAA has organized Community Forums to share experiences, challenges, and possible solutions.
AANAPISI at UIC
The University of Illinois at Chicago is a federally-designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The campus will receive close to $4 million dollars over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education to support recruitment, retention and graduation of Asian American and Pacific Islander students and all UIC students.
See The UIC AANAPISI Initiative page for more information on the programs, scholarships, activities, and news related to UIC's AANAPISI Initiative.
UIC Nondiscrimination Statement
The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.
The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University programs and activities.
Chicago and the Asian American Community
Being Asian American in Chicago is a unique experience different than the East and West Coast. We see these unique experiences as assets. Chicago is a fun and exciting, urban city! If you can persist through the winter (December-February), then you'll love Chicago's spring, summer, and fall.
The city is known for its diverse neighborhoods, pizza, politics, and the transit system. To name a few, there is Devon (Indo/Pak neighborhood); Koreantown (Albany Park neighborhood), Chinatown (Bridgeport neighborhood), and Little Saigon (Argyle/Uptown neighborhood). Additionally, there's many community organizations in the city and in the suburbs that service and provide advocacy for various Asian ethnic communities.
The public transit system is called the Chicago Transit Authority, which reaches all parts of the city.UIC employees can participate in the transit benefits program that deducts directly from your paycheck pre-tas. The CTA includes both the buses and trains, which many run 24 hours or very late. For those in the suburbs, the Metra train system and Pace bus system is available. While some faculty and staff live within 10 minutes away; others live 1+ hours away. Some drive; some take the train. UIC has paid parking lots for students, faculty, and staff.
Chicago has a variety of school systems available. For spouses and partners, there are private and public employment opportunities both in the city and the suburbs. If you need eldercare, there are also private and public organizations and companies you can explore.