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EDUCATOR - RESEARCHER
The National Nurses United (NNU) AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest nurses’ union and professional association, seeks an experienced Educator - Researcher to assist in developing labor oriented educational programs nationwide for Registered Nurses. These are permanent well paying jobs based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Programs will emphasize the political economy of healthcare restructuring and the clinical and technological impacts of healthcare restructuring on both patients and the Registered Nurses who provide their care.
The NNU, AFL-CIO is organizing the movement for Registered Nurse power to transform the market-driven healthcare industry in the United States into a health care system driven by patient needs. The NNU has negotiated the best Registered Nurse (RN) collective bargaining contracts in the nation and was responsible for California’s RN Safe Staffing Law - the first of its kind nationwide. NNU provided critical leadership in the AFL-CIO’s decision to endorse a single-payer healthcare system based on “updating and expanding Medicare benefits” for all Americans.
Educator - Researcher
After appropriate orientation, the Educator will design and teach one day courses on health care restructuring, issues impacting nursing practice and basic principles of political economy for Registered Nurses.
This is not a traditional labor educator position. The ideal Educator Candidate will have:
Be prepared to submit a Résumé, Cover letter, Writing sample, and an optional Outline of a one day educational workshop when you apply. Also, please prepare a 3 page or less description of the best training session, class or workshop you have conducted and the audience you were reaching. You will be asked to attach these as separate documents in PDF or Word formats.
Please be sure to fill out the online questionaire:
Excellent salary and benefits package including medical, dental and pension. Full family coverage including domestic partner.
Please no phone calls.
NNU is committed to Equal Opportunity, and considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We urge people of color and women, experienced activists, organizers, labor representatives, directors, researchers and educators of all backgrounds, to apply.
AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ARTS & SCIENCES
JUNIOR FACULTY AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 20, 2014
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an international learned society founded in 1780 and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for its 2015-2016 scholar-in-residence program. The Academy seeks proposals from scholars who are completing manuscripts on American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present. Preference will be given to untenured junior faculty. Qualified postdoctoral scholars are also invited to apply.
Visiting Scholars are based in Cambridge and have the opportunity to participate in seminars and other Academy events.
Applications must be submitted online:
Applicants should consult the program guidelines:
Terms of Award: Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence at the Academy throughout the academic year (mid-September-May). The stipend is $45,000 for postdoctoral scholars; $65,000 for junior faculty (not to exceed one half of salary).
The American Studies Program at Trinity College will appoint an innovative scholar of Public Humanities whose research and teaching presents a rigorous interdisciplinary approach to American society and culture. We are interested in approaches that engage contemporary settings through visual culture or ethnographic methods. The successful candidate will primarily address notions of community and the public, and may contribute to departments and multidisciplinary programs, such as Urban Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Science, Studio Arts, Women, Gender, and Sexuality, History, and/or English. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor that begins in the 2015-2016 academic year. Teaching load is 2/2 for the first two years (and 3/2 thereafter) with a one-semester leave every fourth year.
Trinity College, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is a coeducational independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. An AA/EOE, the college is committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States.
Please submit a letter of application (including statement of research and teaching interests), CV, transcripts, a writing sample or access to a digital exhibition/portfolio, and at least three letters of reference at the following link: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/. All application materials are due by November 14, 2014. The Program’s web page may be accessed at: http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/American/Pages/default.aspx
Wellesley College seeks to make a tenure-track hire in American Studies with specialization in the comparative study of race, ethnicity, and immigration, preferably at the beginning assistant professor level. We seek candidates with a strong background in Chicano/a and/or Latino/a Studies, ideally with the ability to teach in another sub-field of ethnic studies. We welcome applicants trained in interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, or in fields such as sociology, anthropology, or history. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in comparative ethnic studies and American Studies, in addition to courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Curriculum- and program-building will be important aspects of this position, which begins in Fall 2015.
Wellesley is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.
Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship
in American Studies 2015-2016
The Princeton Program in American Studies, founded in 1943, sponsors teaching, research, and public discussion about the history, literature, art, and cultures of the United States, in ways that transcend the traditional disciplines.
The Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship, created through an endowment by the Anschutz family, will be awarded in the academic year 2015-16 to a writer, critic, journalist, musician, artist, or other contributor to the arts, letters, public service, or commerce. The fellowship holder need not be an academic scholar. However, the selection committee will place great weight on indicia of the candidate’s teaching ability as well as the rigor, innovation, and interdisciplinary emphasis of the proposed seminar course. The Anschutz Fellow is expected to teach one interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar course for the American Studies Program either in the fall or the spring semester. The seminar will be composed of no more than 15 students, and it will meet for three hours weekly over a 12 week teaching semester. The Fellow will also deliver one public lecture to the University. The Fellow will enjoy full access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. A computer-equipped office on campus will be provided for the semester.
A Fellow who elects to reside on campus will receive a salary of $75,000, plus benefits. A Fellow who elects to commute from elsewhere will receive $50,000, plus benefits.
To apply: An applicant should submit a curriculum vita, a preliminary syllabus, and a short statement describing her or his proposed seminar and public lecture by midnight, e.s.t. on December 1, 2014. A short list of finalists will be asked to submit further materials.
Please submit all materials online at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Once at the “Jobs at Princeton” site, search for keyword “Anschutz.”
For additional information, please see our web page, http:/www.princeton.edu/ams/, or call (609) 258-6771.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations. You may apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu or for general application information and how to self-identify, see http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm.
The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history, announces its Global American Studies postdoctoral fellowship. We seek scholars with research interests in Global American Studies: the history of the United States in the world, and the world in the United States. Applications are welcomed from scholars with a variety of disciplinary backgrounds who bring a historical perspective to topics such as empire, migration, race, indigeneity, and ethnicity, and whose work investigates and/or interprets the history and experience in the United States of native peoples, or peoples of African, Asian, or Hispanic descent.
This postdoc, distinct from the Center’s long-standing faculty fellowship, will in fall/winter 2014/15 select its third cohort of two fellows. Appointments are for one year starting July 1, 2015, renewable for a second. Along with access to Harvard’s library and other resources, the fellowship includes the requirement to teach one course per year (ideally in the fall term), to participate in a fellowship program conference each spring, and an organized faculty mentorship component. Residency at the Warren Center for the term of the appointment is therefore required.
The Ph.D. must be in hand before the fellowship term begins on July 1, 2015, and the program is available for up to four years after receipt of the Ph.D. We are interested in applications in Global American Studies which relate to the nation’s life during or as a consequence of war, and/or concern the history and promotion of ideas and practices of social justice. The Warren Center especially welcomes qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of Harvard’s academic community. Salary for the position will be set according to the University’s lecturer rates (roughly $51,900 in 2014-15); the postdoc includes benefits. Apply at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5601 no later than October 15, 2014, with recommendation letters due November 1, 2014. For more information, see http://warrencenter.fas.harvard.edu/.
The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history, invites fellowship applications from scholars working on “The History of American Capitalism.” We are looking for work that expands approaches to modern political economy. Hoping to create a cross-disciplinary group of fellows, we are interested in a wide range of topics and approaches, including research on labor, economic thought, material culture and technology, business, financialization and monetary crisis, the birth of liberal ideology, the history of inequality, and the interactions between economic change and the national narrative, among other relevant fields of inquiry. We are open for proposals from scholars working on all periods of North American history and especially welcome proposals that engage the development of American capitalism within a global perspective.
Fellows will present their work in a seminar led by Sven Beckert (History), Christine Desan (Law), and Michael Zakim (History, Tel Aviv University). Applicants may not be degree candidates and should have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Fellows have library privileges and an office which they must use for at least the 9-month academic year. The Center encourages applications, otherwise consistent with the Workshop theme, relating to the nation’s life during and as a consequence of wars, and from qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the Harvard community. Stipends: individually determined according to fellow needs and Center resources, up to a maximum of $55,000. Apply at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5602 no later than December 12, 2014, with recommendation letters due January 15, 2015. For more information, see http://warrencenter.fas.harvard.edu/.
American University in Cairo
The Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks to appoint a faculty in American literature (open rank) for a full time, tenure-track appointment beginning Fall 2015. Possible fields of interest include, but are not limited to: African American literature, Arab American literature, Multiethnic American literature, American studies, Hemispheric studies, Translation Studies, and Transnationalism. The successful candidate is expected to teach humanities courses in the AUC core curriculum, introduction to literature and introduction to American studies courses, and both halves of a two-semester survey of American literature; actively engage in research; supervise M.A. theses and serve on committees; and provide department and university service. The teaching load is normally nine credits per semester, including courses in the M.A. program.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in English, American Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related discipline by the time of appointment, preferably with a record of an active research agenda and teaching experience.
Review of applications will open on Nov. 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
About The American University in Cairo:
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs. AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.
The Department of Literature within the Division of Arts & Humanities at the University of California, San Diego (http://literature.ucsd.edu) seeks candidates specializing in Asian American literature and culture whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education and accomplishments or concrete plans in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. We welcome applications at every level of the assistant professor rank. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The organization of the Department of Literature is unique within the University of California system in that it is neither a department of English nor a department of Comparative Literature as either is traditionally construed. Rather, from its beginning, the Literature Department at UCSD has aimed to be a department of world literatures and cultures within a single unit committed to the multilingual, historical study of the connections and conflicts between cultures and society. We seek candidates who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarly research and professional activity and who will actively participate in our department’s multilingual, transnational projects.
We are interested in candidates whose methodological approaches and research may demonstrate expertise in gender and sexuality studies, cultural studies, 20th century U.S. literature and culture, materialist approaches (corporeal and economic), theories of migration and diaspora. Ability to teach courses ranging from broad undergraduate surveys of Asian American literature and culture to more specialized upper-division courses to graduate seminars is desirable. As a department of world literature we welcome research interests in transatlantic and transpacific literary studies, minority discourse, and the culture of empire.
Successful candidates will have strong, demonstrated accomplishments or concrete plans in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.
Salary: Salary will be based on published UC pay scales.
Closing Date: Application Deadline is November 15, 2014
To Apply: Submit all application documentation using UCSD’s online Recruit web page https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00638
Please apply the following elements to your application:
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Required documents include: 1) a cover letter (include job ad code  and the acronym showing where you found the ad) at the top of your cover letter, 2) current CV, 3) at least 3 letters of recommendation; please add contact names and requested information (click on the prompt to contact references, which generates an email to these references), 4) a writing sample of 20-30 pages. Upload in .doc or .pdf format. Request your dossier services to upload reference letters to your online application web page, 5) a personal diversity and leadership statement (see below).
Applicants should include a personal statement summarizing their contributions to diversity and leadership. Contribution to diversity statements could include an attention to diverse learning needs, engaging learning fields of diverse communities, pedagogical methods that address learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds, an awareness of inequities in education and research, a track record of specific activities that address and mitigate inequities, follow-up of positive impact on under-represented students, and a specific plan of activities and follow-up at UCSD (see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further information).
Proof of authorization to work in the U. S. will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1985).
AA-EOE: UCSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).
The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Latin American/U.S. Latino literature. The candidate should be able to draw cultural and theoretical connections among Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, as well as other literatures of the Americas. We will also consider candidates with interests in Transatlantic Studies with a focus on Latin America. The appointment begins September 1, 2015.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Hispanic Literature or Latino Literature, native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English, experience teaching literature in Spanish at the college level, and evidence of scholarly activity.
The successful candidate will teach literature in translation to undergraduate students, including one senior seminar in Spanish for international and heritage students with a near native Spanish competency. The candidate will also teach a course fulfilling a college-wide literature requirement, which could include a first year seminar. Graduate literature courses for MFA creative writing and MA publishing students will be part of the portfolio. Experience teaching online classes or a willingness to teach in the new online MFA is welcome. In addition to teaching five courses a year, all faculty members advise and mentor students and participate in the college’s system of shared governance.
Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references to the online faculty application at http://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/8353.
The search is active until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by November 1, 2014.
Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities. Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.
The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, and designers with over 100 full-time and part-time faculty members, 550 undergraduate majors, and 250 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program.
Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context. It is located in Boston’s Literary Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers. The college enrolls 3,662 undergraduate students and 830 graduate students from 75 countries and all 50 states.
The Department of English at Brandeis University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in American literature to 1865, beginning Fall 2015. We are interested in both Colonial and Antebellum specializations; expertise in Transatlantic or Hemispheric American studies is especially welcome. It is expected that the successful candidate will have received the PhD by September 2015 and will demonstrate excellence as both a scholar and a teacher. We plan to interview at the MLA Convention in January. Please send cover letter, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Caren Irr, Search Committee Chair, Department of English. Applications will be accepted electronically through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/25934. First consideration will be given to applications received by Monday November 3, 2014. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/FACULTY FELLOW
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis-Latino Studies Program
ARTS AND SCIENCE
New York University
The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University invites applications for an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow position (non- tenure track) in the field of Latino Studies. This is a one-year teaching/postdoctoral position with a course load of 3 courses per year, with possibility of renewal for up to three years. Candidates may hold a degree in any field, and must have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than August 2008. Our chief priorities are an intellectually exciting research agenda, and teaching that engages interdisciplinary themes attractive to undergraduates. Scholars working in history, environmental studies, language, literature, or health studies are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2014, pending budgetary and administrative approval.
Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, writing sample, sample syllabus, and three letters of recommendation by March 14, 2014. To apply, see the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis website http://sca.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the homepage link “Employment Opportunities”.
NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
The School of Language, Culture, and Society at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track position to teach and conduct research in Ethnic Studies. This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (depending on qualifications). The position will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate level courses appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For a complete list of qualifications, position details, and to apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs. Apply to posting # 0012796. Closing date is October 15, 2014.
OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled
ARAB/MUSLIM AMERICAN AND WOMEN’S STUDIES. The University of Michigan’s Departments of American Culture and Women’s Studies seek qualified applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured appointment in Arab and Muslim American studies. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests using feminist approaches to Arab and Muslim American studies (such as frameworks of race, gender, religion and sexuality) will be considered. The search will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S. Scholars with a demonstrated expertise in the broader field of Arab and/or Muslim American studies are also encouraged to apply.
This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2015. Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree prior to appointment in any relevant field in the humanities or the social sciences. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.
Both junior and senior applicants should provide:
Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 7, 2014.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
The Center for Africana Studies of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks two Assistant Professors of Africana Studies, one in the Social Sciences, the other in the Humanities, with special consideration given to those working in the disciplines of economics, anthropology, or political science; particularly those whose work in these disciplines focuses on inequality or public health. The Center for Africana Studies (CAS) is an interdisciplinary program that advances the study of African American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, and Urban Studies.
For more information on CAS, please visit our website http://krieger.jhu.edu/africana/index.html
A successful candidate will be a rising scholar with demonstrated research in his/her field. The position is a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the home department of his/her discipline whose teaching and service will be evenly allocated between Africana Studies and that department.
Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.
For the Humanities position, please send letter of application, a current CV, a statement of current research projects, and a copy of one representative publication online to Search Committee Chair via http://apply.interfolio.com/25088.
For the Social Sciences position, please send letter of application, a current CV, a statement of current research projects, and a copy of one representative publication online to Search Committee Chair via http://apply.interfolio.com/25089.
Review of applications will begin September 2014.
Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/htxzvdw
Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for a tenured professorship in Asian American Studies, including, but not exclusive to, migration and transpacific Asian Studies. Preference will be given to candidates whose work, while centrally located in Asian American Studies, also builds substantial and visionary bridges to other fields of inquiry, especially Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Politics, Religion, literary/cultural studies, and comparative race studies.
The successful candidate will be appointed in the department(s) best suited to his or her research and will be affiliated with the Program in American Studies. Field of specialization is open.
Essential qualifications include excellence in a humanities or social science discipline; thematic focus in Asian American Studies; and a Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a vita which includes three names of reference, and a writing sample. The letter of interest should include the candidate’s sense of the field and his or her vision for the future of Asian American Studies. Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled.
Please submit all materials online at http://jobs.princeton.edu
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Associate or Full Professor - Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
CUNY Job ID 11100
The Department of Puerto Rican and/or Latino/a Studies at Brooklyn
College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications
for a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor of Puerto Rican and
Latino Studies to begin in the Fall of 2015.
The successful candidate should have a strong publishing record as a
historian. Desirable teaching and research interests include, but are
not limited to Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and Women.
In accord with Brooklyn College’s distinguished reputation, emphasis
is placed on excellent teaching skills at both the undergraduate and
graduate level. The successful candidate will teach in the nationally
recognized core curriculum. S/he is expected to maintain an active
research agenda that will coincide with the department’s mission.
We seek applicants who will participate in service to the students,
department, college, university, and community.
- Ph.D. in history or a related field; specializations in Latin and
Latin American studies are required
- A secondary area of expertise in economics and/or health is also of
- Experience teaching and developing interdisciplinary courses
Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2014 and will
continue until the position is filled.
How to Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/facultyjobs and scroll down to Job ID 11100.
Brooklyn College is an AA/EO employer.
The Ethnic Studies Department (http://ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body, and invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured appointment in Transnational Asia and Asian Diaspora Studies beginning Fall 2015, pending budget approval.
We welcome applicants from all fields and disciplines whose work conceptualizes Asia and Asian diaspora in relation to the history of colonialism and settler colonialism, imperialism, militarism and globalization. We seek to increase our expertise in transnational migration, indigeneity, religion, gender and sexuality, labor, and science or environmental studies/justice. The appointee must have a rich knowledge of the linkages between Asian nation-states/cultures, Asian or Pacific Islander Indigenous or stateless peoples and their global diasporas. Research projects that are rooted in the global south and that emphasize cross-national, trans-Pacific, and inter-Asian relations are especially welcome. We also encourage applications from candidates who can teach courses on South Asian Americans, Southeast Asian Americans and/or Muslim Americans. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.
Situated in a region where the US-Mexico border zone, indigenous national and tribal governments, and the Asia-Pacific interact to produce a dynamic geopolitical location, UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department is a vibrant community of scholars committed to the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and dis/ability. The department’s innovative approach represents a commitment to transnational, relational, and intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from racialized and indigenous communities in global contexts. Ethnic Studies is devoted to creative, conceptual, and empirical research; critical pedagogy; collaborations with a broad group of affiliated faculty; and social justice projects developed with and for the university, our home communities, and the broader public.
Applications are accepted electronically at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00630 Please include electronic versions of: an application letter, resume, a sample publication of no more than 50 pages, and three reference letters. Applicants are required to submit a statement summarizing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity. (See http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further assistance regarding diversity requirements).
We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2014 for a position effective date of 7/1/2015.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published UC pay scales.
UCSD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.
Native North American Indigenous Experience
The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dornsife College of
Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los
Angeles, California, is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor or
tenured associate professor in the field of Native North American
Indigenous Experience with an anticipated start date of August 16,
2015. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive
scholar trained in the humanities, social sciences or a related
interdisciplinary field specializing in North American Native American
studies. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate
field of study prior to appointment.
We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2014.
Applications should include: 1) A letter of application that
specifically addresses the candidate’s qualifications for the
position, with areas of specialization, research and teaching
interests clearly identified, 2) a current CV, 3) the contact
information of three individuals who can provide letters of reference,
and 4) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages). When desired, referees
will be contacted upon submission of the application and provided with
information on how to upload their letters of reference. In order to
be considered, applicants must submit an electronic USC application;
follow this job link or paste in a browser:
To learn more about the Department, visit our website at
USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic
and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding
persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The University
particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups,
veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make
reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known
disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship.
Further information is available by contacting
Rice University’s Humanities Research Center seeks a one-year postdoctoral fellow for the 2014-15 John E. Sawyer Seminar on “Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics.” This multi-disciplinary collaboration will explore, critique and experience digital knowledge platforms (e-learning, publishing, collaborative research, crowdsourced, etc.). Fellows receive $50,000 salary, benefits, and a research/relocation allowance to teach an undergraduate course, give research presentations at Rice, and actively participate in the Seminar. Candidates should have received the PhD between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015. For details and to apply, please visit: http://hrc.rice.edu/sawyerseminars. Deadline: December 1, 2014.
The Religion Department of Barnard College announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of American religion. The area of specialization (e.g., historical period, geographical region, theoretical/methodological approach) is open, but we especially welcome applications from candidates whose work situates the study of American religion in transnational perspective. Ph.D. in religion or a related field is required. The successful candidate will be conversant with broad questions that currently animate the academic study of religion, including theoretical and comparative concerns, and will contribute to Barnard’s interdisciplinary American Studies program. All members of the Barnard Religion department participate in one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary undergraduate programs, as well as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.
Complete applications should include a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and research interests; a current c.v.; a short writing sample (e.g., a published article, a dissertation chapter, or the like); teaching evaluations (if available); and 3 letters of recommendation. Evidence of teaching excellence and a serious research program are essential. Applicants should submit application materials as pdf files to http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/918. Review of applications begins October 1, 2014.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
The Religious Studies Department at Hamilton College announces an opening for an Associate Professor focusing on religious and ethnic diversity in the United States to begin on July 1, 2015. Preferred candidates are grounded in a particular American tradition but also work from a comparative / international perspective. Distinction in teaching, excellence in scholarship, and a strong record of service to the academic profession is required. The letter of application should address the ways in which the candidate would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment. Previous experience teaching, or working with diverse student populations is an asset. Approximately 50% of students who major in Religious Studies self identify as students of color.
Interested candidates should submit letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio and samples of published scholarship to: apply.interfolio.com/25582. The letter and any questions should be addressed to Professor Stephenson Humphries-Brooks, Chair, Department of Religious Studies. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Hamilton (http://www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community (http://www.hamilton.edu/diversity). Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.
The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Religions of the American South. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. The ideal candidate will be able to address the complex and widely variable nature of the religious traditions of the South with a special consideration of the African-American religious experience and the multiple cultural and religious environments in which that was shaped. We encourage candidates who can place the religions of the South in their larger American and transnational contexts, whether the role of diasporic traditions from Africa and the Caribbean, Pentecostalism, Evangelical Protestantism, or Catholicism; similarly the connections to Islamic and even Hindu and Native American traditions, or other formative contexts, such as movements of social and political protest. While the specialization, historical period, and methodological approaches are open, the candidate must engage fundamental issues of the study of religion and culture. Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda is required.
The successful candidate will teach both introductory and advanced classes in the field; normal course load is generally four per year. Qualified candidates should be prepared to mentor graduate students and teach advanced courses in the methodologies appropriate to the study of religion in the Graduate Department of Religion’s field of Historical and Critical Theories of Religion (HACTOR). PhD must be in-hand before the beginning of the Fall 2015 term.
Review of applications will begin on Wednesday 01 October 2014 and remain open until the position is successfully filled.
Please submit a letter of application, research statement, and assessment of teaching (if available), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier), and a brief writing sample that best reflects your research interests.
For hard copy submission, send to:
Tony K. Stewart, Chair
Department of Religious Studies
ATT: Religions of the South Search Committee
VU Box #351585 [301 Garland Hall]
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1585 USA
Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University offers employment benefits to domestic partners and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.
The faculty cluster in the area of LGBTQ Equity, part of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking to fill a tenured associate or full professor position with a start date of 7/1/2013. We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary scholarship who are engaged in empirical research in the social sciences that has relevance to LGBTQ policy issues. The work of the person hired should show commitment to exploring sexuality and/or gender identity from an intersectional perspective (attuned to the ways multiple social categories of difference such as sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, race, age, disability, class and immigration status overlap to impact real world communities). Areas of specialization might include (but are not restricted to) political movements and coalition building; issues related to bisexual and/or transgender identities; systems of institutionalization (prisons, shelters, juvenile detention facilities) and LGBT populations within them; sexuality and different forms of governance structures (e.g., tribal communities in California or elsewhere in the Pacific Rim); the roles of medicine and technology in the construction of gendered bodies; issues related to youth and/or aging in LGBTQ populations. For more information about the Haas Institute, see http://diversity.berkeley.edu/haas-institute.
The successful candidate will be housed in the academic unit(s) most relevant to their specialization. Joint appointments are possible. Part of the successful candidate’s teaching will preferably be for the LGBT Studies Minor and/or the graduate Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, which are housed in Gender and Women’s Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to become a core faculty member of the Cluster and be actively involved in planning Cluster programming and research, as well as sharing responsibility for the administration of the Cluster. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field (for example, a J.D. for a law professor) at the time of application, outstanding research accomplishment, and the capacity for distinguished teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should have a demonstrable commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. The Cluster is also interested in individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service).
To apply, go to: http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00105. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, summary of teaching experience and interests, up to three significant publications or works-in-progress, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Early applications are encouraged. The deadline for complete applications is January 31, 2013.
Letters of reference do not need to be sent at this time, but references may be contacted later with prior consent. All letters of reference will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies. The program offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees and certificates in folklore and ethnography, and heritage and museum practice. The Program seeks candidates with teaching-research areas in Gender Studies and American Studies that complement the program’s existing strengths of folk and popular culture, interdisciplinary history and politics, heritage and museum studies, ethnography and society, and regional and environmental studies. Teaching assignments may include graduate seminars in Gender and Culture, Problems in American Studies, and American Studies Theory and Method, and undergraduate courses in Women and the American Experience, American Masculinities, American Themes and Eras, and Introduction to American Studies. Additional fields of interest include race and ethnicity, sexuality, childhood and aging, consumer-business studies, and family-community studies. Candidates should have college teaching experience, a promising research and publication agenda in American Studies, and a commitment to university service and public outreach. Instruction and advising experience in graduate American Studies programs desirable. Ph.D. in American Studies preferred; degree must be in hand by the time of application review. For additional information about the American Studies program, please visit our web page at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hum/amst.
Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references to http://psu.jobs. Supplemental materials, including reference letters, transcripts, syllabi, teaching philosophy, etc. should be mailed to: ATTN: Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies Search Committee # 52073, Penn State Harrisburg, School of Humanities, W351 Olmsted Building, Middletown, PA 17057.
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ
DEPARTMENT OF FEMINIST STUDIES
Assistant Professor, Feminist Science Studies
The Department of Feminist Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in feminist science studies. We welcome applicants from all fields and disciplines (including the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering).
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree required at time of application. Record of research and scholarship in preparation or forthcoming. Record of college or university teaching.
Apply at http://apptrkr.com/496141
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on 11/03/2014.
VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT: http://apo.ucsc.edu
Assistant Professor of the Study of Women and Gender: Queer Studies
The Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of queer studies broadly defined. The successful candidate will be prepared to offer courses at the intermediate and advanced levels in queer studies, including courses in theory and in topics related to the candidate’s field of specialization, and will teach in the Program’s interdisciplinary introductory course.
Candidates should demonstrate research and teaching commitments to understanding the intersection of sexuality with gender, race, and class. Candidates must have prior interdisciplinary teaching experience, including an introductory course in the study of women and gender. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life. In addition, the Pioneer Valley has the highest concentration of faculty in gender and sexuality studies in the country, providing broad collaborative opportunities and resources such as participation in the new Five College Queer & Sexuality Studies Certificate (https://www.fivecolleges.edu/queerstudies). Details about the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/swg/.
Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/25698 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 10, 2014.
Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Assistant Professor of English and the Study of Women & Gender
The Program for the Study of Women and Gender (SWG) and the Department of English Language & Literature at Smith College invite applications for an equally shared joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2015. We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race, gender, and sexuality in literary and/or visual texts in the contemporary U.S.
We are particularly interested in candidates whose work does not replicate the College’s current strengths in African American literature; comparative work is welcome. Successful candidates will demonstrate command of key methodological and theoretical perspectives in both gender studies and literary studies. Desirable additional fields or areas of strength include film and visual culture, critical race theory, drama and performance. We expect the successful candidate to have excellent preparation in literary texts from the twentieth century (and after), and must have prior interdisciplinary graduate training and teaching experience in women and gender studies. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.
The new hire would teach two courses each year in SWG (http://www.smith.edu/swg/) and two in English (http://www.smith.edu/english/). Both programs offer considerable freedom in curricular design. In SWG s/he must be prepared to teach SWG 150, the major’s interdisciplinary, team-taught introductory course. In English, s/he would teach a balance of introductory, intermediate, and advanced seminar level courses.
Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.
Submit applications at http://apply.interfolio.com/25933 with a letter of application, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014. Interviews with semifinalists will be held at the Modern Language Convention in Vancouver, Canada (January 8-11, 2015) or via video conference if necessary.
Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Beginning Fall 2015
Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Department of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies.
The Department invites applications for a tenure-track appointment for Fall of 2015. We are seeking candidates who specialize in intersectional and/or transnational queer, feminist studies, with an emphasis on queer theory. We particularly welcome candidates with research areas that include, but are not limited to, critical race theory and sexualities’ studies, settler colonialism and indigenous studies, imperialisms, and postcolonial studies. The department also seeks a colleague who will build innovative pedagogical and research connections to antiracist, feminist social justice work within (either) local, regional, or transnational networks and communities.
The Department is looking for a colleague who is also an innovative teacher with a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. The teaching load is five courses per year and advising on senior theses. Participation in the Core Curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Ph.D. preferred.
Please submit a letter of letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo.
The Review of Applications will begin October 15, 2014. Preliminary interviews will be held at the Fall meetings of the National Women’s Studies Association, the American Studies Association and the American Anthropological Association.
For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee:
Professor Piya Chatterjee
Box # 4056
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA. 91711
Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.