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Employment and Fellowships

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American Studies

Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor: American Studies, Miami University

Miami University is seeking an Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor (possibly two positions) for a full-time, one-year appointment for the 2015-16 academic year to teach introductory undergraduate courses in transnational American Studies.

Required: PhD in American Studies or related cognate field by time of appointment (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor); ABD (for appointment as Instructor). 

Desired: Applicants with an interest in transnational popular culture; demonstrated teaching experience.

To apply: Submit letter of application and curriculum vitae to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=479.  Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Kimberly A. Hamlin, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), American Studies Program, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.  Inquiries may be directed to Kimberly Hamlin at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Screening of applications will begin April 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.


Assistant Professor: American Studies, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

«A place where knowledge is created»

As one of Europe’s leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG) is committed to the education of over 7,666 students and is one of the largest employers in the region, providing around 2,740 employees with an attractive and innovative environment for research, teaching, further education and administration.

The University of St.Gallen seeks to appoint for 6 years from 1 February 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter an Assistant Professor of American Studies, specializing in Digital Media and Society.

This newly created post is devoted to examining the impact of digital media on American society and culture. The successful candidate will complement and collaborate with colleagues in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Media Studies, American Studies, Sociology and History.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline from the Social Sciences or Humanities and interdisciplinary research interests, teaching experience and the ability to teach at university level in English in areas that are compatible with the university’s core fields of Management, Economics, Law, and International Affairs, and a willingness to engage in expanding the University’s international networks.

The University has set a priority of increasing the number of international scholars among its faculty. It actively pursues a policy of diversity and gender equality in all areas of its activities.

To discuss the post informally, please contact Professor Franz Schultheis, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Applications, including curriculum vitae and list of publications, should be submitted electronically by 31 May 2015 under http://www.unisg.ch/jobs.

University of St.Gallen | School of Humanities and Social Sciences |
Gatterstrasse 1 | CH-9000 St.Gallen | http://www.shss.unisg.ch 


Visiting Assistant Professor: American Studies, Dickinson College

Two-year visiting assistant professor position in the American Studies Department at Dickinson College with Ph.D. in hand in American Studies or Ethnic Studies with a concentration in Latino/a Studies. The candidate should have solid teaching experience with individually designed and taught courses, and have the ability to teach core and introductory undergraduate courses in American Studies as well as an Introduction to Latino/a Studies and at least one topics course in Latino/a studies.  The ability to teach a topics course in such fields as masculinities studies, urban studies, food studies, disability studies, mass media or popular culture would also bring useful additions to our course offerings.  The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation. Evidence of teaching effectiveness will be required of finalists. Application deadline is April 27.

Dickinson College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.


Chairs, Deans, and Directors

Professor and Chair: Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, Miami University

Miami University invites applications for Professor and Chair of a new Department of Global and Intercultural Studies.  The new unit will develop new curricular, research and public outreach initiatives in global and intercultural studies, as well as incorporate established undergraduate majors and minors in American Studies, Asian/Asian American Studies, Black World Studies, East Asian Studies, European Area Studies, International Studies, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The appointment start date is negotiable and may be as early as August 2015.

Specific duties and responsibilities include: teaching in area of expertise, leading new curriculum development and implementation; recruitment and professional development of faculty (including promotion and tenure recommendations); leading the development of governance and administration policies for the new unit; recommendations to the Dean for faculty teaching and workload assignments, and for faculty and unclassified staff merit-based salary increases; budget oversight; hiring and supervision of staff; management of departmental office operations; communication of University and College policies and practices to the department; representation of the department to the College, University, and broader publics. 

Candidates should have a teaching and scholarly record commensurate with the appointment of a full professor and demonstrated administrative experience to lead the development of this new interdisciplinary department. We seek a leader with strong creative and collaborative skills, and a vision to develop new initiatives that may include new majors, graduate certificates or programs, and research institutes.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. and be nationally/internationally recognized scholars and excellent teachers in at least one of the following areas: global studies, transregional or transnational studies, area studies, identity studies, social equity, gender and sexuality studies. We seek a leader with a strong commitment to diversity, who will foster innovative teaching methods that promote engaged learning in the 21st century; a commitment to teaching undergraduate courses at all levels; and innovative scholarly and public outreach activities.

Submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=462. Three letters of recommendation are required; should be sent directly to Associate Dean Renée Baernstein (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Direct queries about the search to the search committee co-chairs: Prof. LuMing Mao (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or Associate Dean Renée Baernstein (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

Review of applications will begin on April 10, 2015 and continues until position is filled. 

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.


Communication / Media

English

Ethnic/Cultural Studies/Social Sciences

Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure-Track: Hispanic and Latin@ Studies, Rutgers University

Rutgers University-New Brunswick seeks a candidate for the Henry Rutgers Term Professorship in Hispanic and Latin@ Studies at the advanced assistant or associate professor levels. The Henry Rutgers Term Professorships are new tenure-track or tenured positions created to enhance areas of growing strength at the University. Rutgers is located in one of the most diverse states of the nation, and in New Brunswick the Latin@ community has experienced and will continue to experience a significant growth.  To complement our strengths in Latin@ and Diasporic Caribbean Studies, we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary scholarship in Latin@ Studies.  Areas of specialization may include (but are not restricted to): Mexican/American and Chicano Studies; transnationalism, migration, health, language and Latin@ identity; the study of literary, cultural, philosophical and/or artistic contributions; as well as history of Latin@s in the United States, including ethnographic, demographic or empirical study of current growth and changes in the Latino population in the country. We encourage applications from scholars who can link their work with any department or professional school at Rutgers (e.g., medicine, public health, law, education, social work, public policy, communication, journalism or business). The successful candidate will be housed in the academic unit(s) most relevant to her or his specialization. Joint appointments are possible.  Part of the successful candidate’s teaching will preferably be offered through or cross-listed with the Latino Studies major housed in the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies.  We are seeking a scholar with enthusiasm for teaching and an active research program who can potentially bring together diverse scholars at the university and the surrounding community to highlight and develop a key area of Latin@ Studies.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in any discipline with a scholarly focus in Latin@ Studies.

Rank: Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor with tenure.
The position is ongoing and the Henry Rutgers Professorship title is for up to a five years.

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

Starting Date: September 2015, or January, 2016.

Application Materials:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a C.v.

Deadline: The committee will begin reviewing applications on April 20, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
All materials should be sent electronically to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Drs. Yolanda Martinez-San Miguel and Peter Guarnaccia, Co-Chairs,
Henry Rutgers Term Professorship in Hispanic and Latin@ Studies Search Committee
c/o Alexis Biedermann
Senior Executive Associate to the Chancellor - Rutgers, New Brunswick
Old Queens Building, Rutgers University

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading Big Ten, CIC, AAU public research university with an enrollment of 65,000 students and 24,000 faculty and staff across its three campuses. Established in 1766 and celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.

Rutgers is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer.


Government / Public Policy

History

Humanities

Series Editor: Adams Family Correspondence, Massachusetts Historical Society

The Adams Papers documentary editing project at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston seeks a series editor for the Adams Family Correspondence. Since its establishment in 1954, the Adams Papers has published 48 volumes of the diaries, letters, and other writings of the Adams family of Massachusetts; currently we publish two series, Adams Family Correspondence and the Papers of John Adams. Volume 12 of the Adams Family Correspondence will be published in the spring of 2015. This full-time position, which results from the promotion of the former series editor, will include a transitional period during the production of volume 13 of Adams Family Correspondence.

Work on the Adams Papers provides a unique opportunity to explore the fields of late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century history through the correspondence and writings of one of America’s first families. The series editor’s responsibilities will include selection and tandem proofreading of documents for publication, research and drafting of annotation, and taking the primary role in producing each volume’s Cindex-based index. The series editor will direct the work of at least one assistant or associate editor. The series editor reports to the editor in chief and cooperates in the management and promotion of the edition.

Required Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of the history of the Early Republic; experience in the field of documentary editing; graduate degree in history, American studies, or related field; excellent research and writing skills; strong project and people management skills; ability to work collaboratively inside an organization.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in history, American studies, or a related field; familiarity with book production.

Applications, including a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references will be accepted by email (send to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Sara Martin, Editor in Chief, Adams Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, 617-646-0525 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Museum Studies

Music, Fine Arts, and Art History

Religious Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor: American Religious History, Bates College

The Department of Religious Studies at Bates College invites applications for a one-year visiting position for a scholar who specializes in the Religious Histories of the Americas, American Religious History, North American Religions, New Religious Movements and/or Religion and Culture to begin in September 2015. Ph.D. preferred, but ABD candidates near completion will be considered.  Discipline, geographical focus, and area of specialization within American religious traditions are open. Candidates should be prepared to teach general undergraduate courses on subjects like American religious history, African American religious traditions, religion and politics, religion and American visual culture, as well as seminars in their own areas of interest and specialization. The teaching load is 5 courses per year, either 3/2 or 2/2/1 (Bates has a five-week May term), plus occasional advising of undergraduate theses.

The Department is particularly interested in candidates who can establish connections with our interdisciplinary programs, and offer courses that may be cross-listed with other departments in the college.

Bates College and the Department of Religious Studies are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum.  Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area.

Consideration of candidates will begin April 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled.  Please send cover letter, c.v., graduate transcript, and three letters of recommendation. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Women's / Gender Studies