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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, AMERICAN STUDIES: The American Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in global/transnational American Studies beginning Fall 2016. The successful candidate will offer introductory, methods, and capstone courses in American Studies, as well as, courses in her or his area of expertise.
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in American Studies or a comparable interdisciplinary field in hand or expected by June 2016, college-level experience teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity.
Preferred Qualifications: Research areas are open, but expertise in one or more of the following subfields is desirable: empire/borders/migrations; science and technology studies; indigenous/Native American studies. In addition, preference will be given to those whose teaching experience includes core American Studies courses.
American Studies is one of the oldest interdisciplinary programs at Hobart and William Smith Colleges; it offers a major or a minor, and crosslists broadly with departments and programs across the institution. The teaching load is 3/2 (or 2/3). The Colleges have a generous leave policy to support faculty research.
Applications are due by October 15, 2015. Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials through Interfolio, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, (unofficial) copies of graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, a writing sample, and three letters of reference. Materials may be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/30440.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, or sexual orientation or any other protected status.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution located in a small, diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.”
Wesleyan University invites applications for an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Native American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the cultures and/or history of indigenous people in North America.
The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the American Studies Department. The fellowship includes limited teaching duties and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2016 and preferably since 2012. Annual stipend of $50,000, research/travel funds, and health insurance. Renewable for a second year.
2016-2017 VISITING SCHOLARS PROGRAM
JUNIOR FACULTY AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS
DEADLINE: OCTOBER 23, 2015
The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an international learned society founded in 1780 and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for its 2016-2017 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. Untenured junior faculty and qualified postdoctoral scholars are 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 Departments of Media, Journalism & Film and Global and Intercultural Studies are seeking an assistant professor with a focus on “consumer culture” to teach introductory courses in American Studies and Media Studies. In addition, the candidate will be expected to teach advanced undergraduate courses in consumer culture and/or the candidate’s areas of specialization; advise students; maintain an active research agenda; and provide service to the institution.
Requirements: Ph.D. in American Studies, Media Studies or a closely cognate field at time of appointment to begin at assistant professor level; degree must be completed by December 31, 2016 for re-appointment to second year. We welcome applicants whose interests intersect with the study of consumer culture from any number of angles, including (but not limited to) advertising, the culture of capitalism, digital media, popular culture, public relations, globalization, and visual culture. Strong candidates should demonstrate a promising research agenda and a record of excellence in teaching undergraduates.
Screening of applications begins October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.
Miami University, an EO/AA employer encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami does not permit, and takes action to prevent, harassment, discrimination and retaliation. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities should be directed to Ms. Mary Jane Leveline at (513) 529-2027. Annual Security and Fire Safety Report may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus safety/annual-report/index.html. Criminal background check required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free.
The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for multiple tenure-track advanced Assistant or Associate Professor with tenure positions in American Material Culture Studies. The positions are open to those who hold PhDs in any discipline in the humanities, including, but not limited to History, Art History, English, African American Studies, and American Studies. We are looking for candidates firmly grounded in their primary disciplines who can add to the College of Arts and Sciences’ traditional strength in Material Culture Studies. We also seek candidates committed to a deeply integrated, interdisciplinary approach to humanistic study at the graduate and undergraduate levels who engage forms of public scholarship. Associate or advanced Assistant Professors are preferred; other applicants will be considered only if they can guarantee Ph.D. in hand by August, 2016.
The positions offer highly competitive salaries, good teaching loads, and excellent benefits. Successful candidates will be intellectual leaders of significant national reputation (at the Associate level) or advanced Assistant Professors with well-established active publishing records who can work with UD’s Center for Material Culture Studies to build the university’s reputation as a leading destination for interdisciplinary research and teaching related to the physical evidence of culture. Successful candidates will be prepared to contribute to UD’s PhD programs in the humanities, make use of UD’s world-class special collections library and galleries, and strengthen UD’s affiliations with the Winterthur Museum, the Hagley Museum, and other humanities institutions in the region.
Applicants should visit http://www.udel.edu/udjobs and read Applicant Instructions under the Resources for Applicants tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a letter of application and a CV. We will begin reviewing applications on September 28, 2015. The hiring committee will then solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.
Founded in 1743, the University of Delaware is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education. Combining tradition and innovation, we seek faculty who are prepared to lead the way in responding to the most pressing challenges of our time. The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minority group members and women.
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The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from minority group members, women, individuals with a disability and veterans. The University’s Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at http://www.udel.edu/aboutus/legalnotices.html. Employment offers will be conditioned upon successful completion of a criminal background check. A conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment.
San Francisco State University, Department of Jewish Studies, invites applications for the position of the John & Marcia Goldman Chair in American Jewish Studies to be filled at the level of tenure-track assistant professor beginning August 2016. Because American Jewish studies is a scholarly field and not an academic discipline, the department will consider applications from scholars in a wide array of disciplines, including (but not limited to) anthropology, art history, cultural studies, education, ethics, history, literature, media studies, modern Jewish thought, philosophy, political science, religious studies, sociology, and women’s/gender studies. Since this position reflects the intrinsically interdisciplinary nature of Jewish studies, broad familiarity with Jewish studies is desirable.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in their discipline, with a completed degree by August 1, 2016. Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their area of specialization in American Jewish studies. Preferred candidates will have teaching experience in settings with large, diverse student bodies and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. The ability to work as a public intellectual in Jewish studies is highly desirable, since the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the university’s mission of community engagement. Preferred candidates will have strong interpersonal skills, a sense of collegiality, and the ability to work cooperatively.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester, both lower and upper division undergraduate courses. These will include both existing department course offerings and new courses to be developed for the department in the candidate’s area of expertise. Since 2/2 constitutes a reduced annual teaching load, the endowed chair must demonstrate correspondingly higher levels of scholarly productivity (by maintaining an active program of research leading to publication in peer-reviewed journals and other venues in the field of American Jewish studies, as well as presentations at significant conferences, accolades or awards, and strong endorsements by referees) and leadership in service outreach activities. Other duties include advising, curriculum development, and committee service. A detailed position description is available at the department website: http://www.sfsu.edu/~jewish/.
Salary will be competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University provides generous health and retirement benefits, as well as domestic partner benefits.
American Jewish Studies Search
Department of Jewish Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University (CSU) system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SF State faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.
San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We especially welcome applications from members of all ethnic groups, women, veterans, and people with disabilities.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The University of Wyoming invites applications for the position of Director of the American Heritage Center. The Center (http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/) is a major archival repository holding more than three thousand manuscript collections. Our collecting areas are regional, national, and international in scope. The AHC maintains the university’s rare book collection and serves as the University archives. The Center draws scholars from the US and abroad, and serves students at UW, teachers, and the public. The successful candidate will have the experience to sustain and advance the Center’s stature as a research and outreach institution of national and international distinction. Candidates may hold the degree of PhD, or (with second advanced degree in a scholarly field preferred) other relevant terminal degree. The position requires demonstrated knowledge of collections and institutional administration, leadership in collections or comparable academic settings, record of professional achievements, demonstrated ability to manage personnel and budgets; and experience in cultivating relationships with donors and other external constituents.
See full announcement: http://www.uwyo.edu/hr/hremployment/listjobs.asp?jobtype=3.
The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see http://www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness
We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.
The University of California, San Diego Department of Communication is seeking an expert in Critical Media Production to begin in Fall 2016. Candidates work should address under-representation in media access; feature questions of communication ethics, social justice, and equity. Responds to ways that new communication-media platforms are transforming practices of consumption & production as well as cultural/political life, on local & global scales. Faculty should be prepared to teach an array of traditional/new media studio-based courses. Maintain research programs that engage interdisciplinary scholarship in the humanities/social sciences. Blends written scholarship with creative practice in other genres/forms. Please apply by October 15, 2015 at http://apptrkr.com/643102.
The Department of English at the University of Minnesota invites applications for an assistant professorship: tenure-track, 2/2 course load, begins fall semester 2016.
Required qualifications: (1) PhD or equivalent degree in English or related field, with degree in hand by July 1, 2016; (2) evidence of primary expertise and high-quality work in American Literatures and Cultures; (3) evidence of additional expertise in one or more of the following: (a) race, ethnicity, immigration, diaspora; (b) US colonialism, post-colonialism, nationalism, imperialism, globalization; (c) U.S.-based literature/culture that are trans-Atlantic, trans-Pacific, or Caribbean; (d) Hemispheric Americas, with preferred expertise in Chicana/o literature; (e) genders and sexualities; (f) media theory, history, and analysis; print, mass, visual, digital, and/or social media; and (4) undergraduate teaching experience.
Preferred qualifications: significant scholarship in peer-reviewed venues (e.g., conferences, journals, edited collections, monographs); graduate-level teaching and advising; demonstrated potential for continued success as scholar and teacher.
The university expects faculty members to maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, advise students, and contribute service to the department, college, university, and profession. Applicants must apply online at http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. Click “External Applicants” under “Search & Apply for Openings,” choose “Advanced Search,” and enter Job Opening ID 303752. Provide a cover letter, a CV, 20-25 pages of your scholarly writing, and syllabi for two courses taught. Application deadline is October 14, 2015. Selected applicants will be contacted for 3 letters of recommendation and for preliminary interviews via video chat (Skype or Google). The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Position Description: The Center for Africana Studies of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks two professors of Africana Studies, one at the rank of Assistant Professor and one at the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor, in any discipline. The Center for Africana Studies (CAS) is an interdisciplinary program that advances scholarship and teaching in African American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, and Urban Studies. The successful candidates’ teaching and service will be evenly allocated between CAS and the home department of their discipline.
Qualifications: Successful candidates may be rising scholars with demonstrated research in their fields or established scholars with a substantial record of research, publication, and interest in institution building. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.
Application Instructions: Please send a letter of application specifying an appropriate home department in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, a current CV, a statement of current research projects, and a copy of one representative publication online to the Search Committee Chair at the following website: http://apply.interfolio.com/30598. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2015
Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The university promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.
The Department of Global Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor whose work focuses on issues of global political economy, beginning July 1, 2016.
We seek a critical interdisciplinary scholar who can analyze complex global issues within political economic contexts that characterize the 21st century. Suitable candidates will need a broad historical and theoretical background in political economy. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in several of the following areas: (i) labor, class, inequality, immigration, ethnicity, religion, sexuality, gender, education; (ii) finance, international trade, property rights, supply chains, technology, logistics, energy, climate; (iii) development, emerging economies, regionalism, hegemony, urbanization, industrialization, demographic change, health; (iv) institutions, fiscal and monetary policy, governance, regulation.
This position requires a PhD at the time of appointment. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Please send a cover letter detailing your research interests, teaching philosophy and experience, and any relevant work in grants and administration. Application materials should also include your cv, one writing sample (25-30 pages max), and sample syllabi. Applicants should arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation submitted via UCSB’s Recruit website at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00528.
Submit applications electronically at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00528.
Apply by November 1, 2015 for primary consideration; position will remain open until filled.
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.
The Department of History at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in African American history through the nineteenth century, especially as it relates to the African American experience during and immediately after slavery. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in African American and nineteenth century U.S. History.
Appointment begins on July 1, 2016, with salary commensurate with education and experience. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
Desired qualifications: Ph.D. in History or a relevant field; documented research record and strong agenda for future research; evidence of teaching excellence and mentoring experience. We welcome candidates who also participate in the dissemination of historical knowledge to broader publics via diverse channels. UC-Riverside is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Applicants who use Interfolio may utilize a feature provided by the Interfolio Service to allow Interfolio to upload their letters directly into AP Recruit. Applicants can input an Interfolio-generated email address in place of their letter writer’s email address. Interfolio refers to this as Online Application Deliveries. The following link on the Interfolio website shows how to set this up (http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System).
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
James Madison College, a residential college of public affairs at Michigan State University, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in its Humanities, Culture, and Writing (HCW) program. We seek a beginning or advanced Assistant Professor with demonstrated success teaching first year writing, preferably in courses that integrate writing instruction with intellectually challenging content. The successful candidate could come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences, as long as he or she is passionate about, and skilled in, teaching writing as a process of inquiry. A PhD is required.
With an enrollment limited to 1200 students, James Madison College (JMC) provides an ideal environment for a teacher-scholar who both plans to maintain an active scholarly agenda and is primarily devoted to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The latter is the primary criterion for tenure at the college. In addition to its mission of excellence in undergraduate teaching, JMC is noted for its rigorous academic standards and attention to the analytical, writing and speaking skills of its students. JMC also has close working relationships with MSU’s area studies centers and its many international teaching and research centers. The faculty currently teaching in the HCW program hold Ph.D.s in English, history, American studies, and government. They offer a variety of first year seminars that incorporate readings from the humanities and social sciences to explore topics of broad relevance to public affairs. Recent topics include: “Literature and Cultural Memory: Slavery, the Holocaust, and AIDS”; “Borderlands, Displacement, and Diasporas”; and “America in the 1930s: Responding to Crisis.”
The teaching load is 2-2/3-2 in a semester system, meaning that faculty alternate between a 2-2 and a 3-2 annual load. This load includes one upper-level course in one of the college’s four majors: Comparative Cultures and Politics; International Relations; Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy; Social Relations and Policy. The remaining courses will be first-year seminars, which enroll a maximum of 20 students each.
Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to the Michigan State University Human Resources web site https://jobs.msu.edu/ (posting #1800). Applicants should submit a letter describing their approach to teaching first year writing as well as how their teaching and research interests would contribute to a multidisciplinary college of public affairs. Supporting materials should include a vita, at least three confidential letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a teaching portfolio or sample teaching materials.
MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.
The Department of Art and Art History at Stanford University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track assistant professor in American art and visual and material culture. Applications are especially welcome from scholars with expertise in Native American art, African American art, Latin American/ Latino/Chicano Art, and/or American art in a global context (for example, the art of immigrants or expatriates). The Department seeks a scholar with an innovative approach to art history and visual culture, and the beginnings of a strong publication record. The successful applicant will teach four courses a year, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, in both lectures and seminars; be responsible for advising Ph.D. students; and help to build the department’s interdisciplinary connections to other programs and areas of study at the university.
The position will begin on September 1, 2016. Interested candidates should post a letter detailing the direction of current research and teaching objectives, a CV, a writing sample, and three recommendations online at Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6002. No hard copy applications will be accepted. The deadline for completed applications is October 15, 2015.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.
The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Northwestern University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position in feminist studies at the rank of assistant professor or tenured associate professor, to begin September 1, 2016. Applicants at the assistant level must possess or supply evidence that all requirements for the degree will be completed by August 1, 2016.
We seek a scholar with teaching and research interests in African-American, black diasporic, or non-western feminisms, particularly as they intersect with analyses of gender and sexuality. The program is especially interested in scholars whose work engages feminist thought broadly defined, with emphasis on transnational feminisms; colonial, decolonial, and postcolonial thought; critical race studies; or other relevant bodies of theory. We are particularly interested in applicants trained in Feminist, Women’s, and Gender Studies, African American Studies, Anthropology, or History, although we welcome applications from those trained in other fields in the humanities and qualitative social sciences that complement existing strengths among the program?s core faculty. The position will be a joint appointment with a department within the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences. In addition to maintaining an active research agenda, the successful applicant should demonstrate excellence in teaching and a willingness to advise and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students. The applicant should be prepared to teach core undergraduate courses, including a gateway lecture course that introduces students to key feminist texts and surveys feminist histories, broadly defined; assist in mentoring senior thesis writers; teach graduate seminars; and, encourage graduate students from various disciplines to pursue coursework in the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program.
The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program houses a robust undergraduate major and minor, and offers a graduate certificate. The program features a thriving interdisciplinary culture that values interconnections among feminist studies, gender studies, and sexuality studies.