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Educator-Researcher: National Nurses United AFL-CIO, San Franciso

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:

  • At least one advanced degree.
  • Top rate research skills.
  • Experience in working closely with others as part of a successful team.
  • An ability to work under pressure and ability to meet deadlines is essential.
  • Proven competence in qualitative social research.
  • Familiarity in teaching successful intensive workshops.
  • The ability to teach complex material in a way that is accessible to a broad audience is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience at teaching complex global issues of political economy is helpful.
  • Highly desirable attributes include familiarity and a background in political/economy, the epistemological problematic inherent in computerized expert systems and the impact on worker control, workplace power and skill, labor process studies, complex organizational analysis, the philosophy of science generally, and the social aspects of technological design and implementation.
  • Educator positions require an ability and willingness to travel and educate Registered Nurses in a national movement for healthcare justice. Initial training location will be Oakland, CA

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:

http://www.pcrecruiter.net/pcrbin/direct.asp?db=liL0IwkeiowS0NKI7x3IZJm6D4RySclfkuo%3d&id=617903226437324&src=as

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.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Studies, Trinity College

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 


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Studies, Wellesley College

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.

Please submit only in electronic form the following: a letter of application, a c.v., a graduate school transcript, The names/email addresses of three references are requested. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.), a brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a writing sample to https://career.wellesley.edu. Applications must be received by November 1, 2014. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our on line application system, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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.


Fellowship: American Studies, Princeton University

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.


Postdoctoral Fellowship: Global American Studies, Harvard University

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/.


Postdoctoral Fellowship: The History of American Capitalism, Harvard University

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/.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Latino/a Studies, Purdue University

The American Studies Program at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of American Studies with a focus on Latino/a Studies. The position will start August 15, 2015. We seek candidates whose scholarship takes an innovative, creative, and interdisciplinary approach to Latino/a Studies. We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague who demonstrates the desire and ability to establish interdisciplinary teaching, research, and/or community engagement partnerships with faculty within the College of Liberal Arts and across the broader university, as well as with community partners. Candidates should exhibit expertise in Latino/a Studies, with a demonstrated ability to contribute to at least one of the following program core areas: activism, resistance, and social movements; comparative race and ethnicity; design and material culture; gender, sexuality, and queer; new media and popular culture; science, technology, and environment; and transnational America.

The appointment requires a Ph.D. in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Latino/a Studies, or a cognate program in the social sciences or humanities. The American Studies Program expects faculty members to participate in program activities, supervise and serve on thesis and dissertation committees, and teach courses supporting the graduate and undergraduate programs. The teaching load is 2-2. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in Latino/a Studies and American Studies, in addition to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization.

To apply, submit a letter of application including a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and three (3) letters of reference to Brandi Plantenga (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Direct position inquiries to Rayvon Fouché (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

If electronic submission is not possible, please send application documents to:

Rayvon Fouché, Director American Studies Purdue University
G10 Heavilon Hall
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Purdue University serves more than 39,000 students and is located two hours from Chicago and one hour from Indianapolis, in the Lafayette MSA with a population of approximately 200,000. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. A background check will be required for employment in this position.



Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Studies, San José State University

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23024

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in American Studies, Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, or related area;
  • Focus (training and research):  Cultural analysis of immigrant or indigenous peoples in the United States, such as through lenses of transnationalism and globalization;
  • Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of K-12 education;
  • Demonstrated publication record related to position focus;
  • University or college teaching experience required;
  • Commitment to undergraduate education;
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural experience and/or training; and
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, such as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach Humanities department courses, especially for majors in Liberal Studies (teacher preparation) and Humanities (e.g., Liberal Arts, American Studies, and Religious Studies), including general education courses;
  • Develop new courses and/or interdisciplinary curricula related to the position’s focus and departmental needs;
  • Service to the department, college and university, such as recruitment, advising, and committee work;
  • Fundraising/grant application activities; and
  • Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity—in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation—through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 18, 2015

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 1, 2014 at http://apply.interfolio.com/25822

The Chair of the Search Committee for the Department of Humanities requests that you please include the Job Opening ID (JOID), 23024, on all correspondence.

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Chris Jochim, Chair, Department of Humanities, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0092.

To meet with the SJSU recruiter at the ASA annual meeting, contact Prof. Scot Guenter at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Studies, University of Texas at Austin

The Department of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in Fall 2015. The desired areas of specialization include Digital Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Literature, Music, and/or Queer Studies. Duties include research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and service to the department, college and university.  It is expected that the successful candidate will teach at least one of the department’s core lecture courses each year.  In addition to a commitment to teaching at the highest level and a clearly defined research agenda, the successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in American Studies or related field prior to appointment.

Please submit a CV; cover letter with description of teaching and research interests; evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations); writing sample (preferably no more than 25 pages); and three letters of recommendation directly from signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address via Interfolio:  apply.interfolio.com/26784. The deadline for submission of applications is November 15, 2014. Questions about application submission should be directed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Background check conducted on applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


Lecturer: American Studies, Scripps College

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for the position of Lecturer in American Studies, with an emphasis on Comparative Ethnic Studies, to teach two courses during the Spring 2015 semester. One course will be “Introduction to American Cultures,” (MW 9:35-10:50) which is a core course in the American Studies major.  The second course will be “Race in Popular Culture and Media” (MW 2:45-4:00). Ph.D. preferred, ABD will be considered. Evidence of teaching experience and teaching excellence are required.  Scripps is also seeking to fill a position for a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor in American Studies for 2015-2016. Applicants are invited to apply for both positions.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo:  letter of application, CV, two letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and evidence of teaching experience and excellence). For matters other than the submission of material, contact Julia Liss, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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.


Visiting Assistant Professor: American Studies, Scripps College

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a full-time, one-year position, with the possibility of renewal, at the assistant professor level in American Studies with an emphasis on Comparative Ethnic Studies for the 2015-16 academic year.  The teaching load is five courses for the year, including core courses for the American Studies major and courses in the area of the candidate’s interest and expertise. Advising of senior theses is likely. Candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong theoretical foundation in issues of race and historical processes of racialization are particularly encouraged to apply.  Ph.D. in American Studies or a related discipline preferred; ABD will be considered. Evidence of teaching experience and teaching excellence required.  Scripps is also seeking to fill a position as lecturer in American Studies for the spring 2015 semester. Applicants are invited to apply for both positions. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo:  letter of application, CV, two letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and evidence of teaching experience and excellence). For matters other than the submission of material, contact Julia Liss, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

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.


Chairs, Deans, and Directors

Hartley Burr Alexander Chair: Humanities, Scripps College

Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications and nominations for the Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities. This professorship is a tenured, senior position at the rank of full professor open to distinguished scholars with an outstanding record of scholarship and undergraduate teaching. The field of specialization is open; the College is interested in scholars who take an interdisciplinary and critical approach to the humanities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in their field. The teaching load for the Chair is four courses per year; participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities is expected. The appointment to the Chair, which includes a research budget, is for an initial ten-year period with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references directly to AcademicJobsOnline. Nominations, or other inquiries about the position, may be directed to Andrew Jacobs, chair of the search committee (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Deadline for applications is November 1, 2014. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students. 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.


Director and Professor, Tenured: School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University

Director of the School of Transborder Studies (Job #10917)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University

Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Transborder Studies (STS) with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor. Appointment will be located on the Tempe campus with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015. Salary and start-up will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

STS is the home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary faculty focused on the theoretical and empirical examination of transborder processes and communities. STS approaches transborder studies in a way that is both grounded in and inspired by the geographical specificity of the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the broad theoretical applications of border studies including health and community development, immigration and economy, cultural expression and adaptation, gender and sexuality studies, language and learning, questions of identity and representation of transborder Latina/o subjects. This approach is unique among U.S. universities and an emerging field of study globally. The location of STS in the Phoenix metropolitan area, a Latino hub and epicenter of rapid changes in the social and demographic landscape of the United States, makes this unit an ideal place to study these issues.

STS offers an undergraduate degree in Transborder Chicana/o and Latino/a Studies with three interdisciplinary concentrations: media and expressive culture, transborder community development and health, and U.S. and Mexican regional immigration policy and economy. A graduate program is in development. A recently launched presidential initiative, the Program for Transborder Communities (PTC), advances cutting-edge research on the changing needs and growing political, economic, and cultural influence of Latina/os and other communities in the U.S.-Mexico border. Consistent with the ASU New American University vision of social embeddedness and transformation, STS maintains a strong program of collaboration with Latino communities in Arizona. STS also sustains a strong research and exchange program with Mexican academic institutions on the border and beyond.

The director will lead STS in shaping, consolidating, and expanding its different research, instructional, service, and community endeavors. As an intellectual leader, the director must be strongly committed to supporting the multidisciplinary, scholarly work that is central to the mission of STS; advancing the school’s standing as a center of knowledge production on transborder studies both nationally and internationally; and faculty governance. She or he also will be responsible for overseeing budgets, curriculum development, research advancement programs and funding, recruitment and retention, planning and implementation of degree programs, and community engagement actions.

Required qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in the social sciences or the humanities
  • Extensive scholarship and demonstrated leadership in his or her field with a focus on U.S. Latina/os and/or transborder studies appropriate to the rank of full Professor
  • A record of excellence in teaching, service, and administrative experience in an academic setting

Desired qualifications include:

  • A record of externally funded research
  • Experience with program development in curriculum and graduate education
  • Involvement with community-based research initiatives
  • Spanish language proficiency

To apply, please submit as a single pdf to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address): a cover letter addressing qualifications, a vision statement for STS, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references. All application materials will be held in confidence. This is an online, paperless search; only electronic applications will be accepted. Consideration of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2014. Complete applications will be considered on a weekly basis as necessary until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Informal inquiries and nominations may be directed to Linda Lederman, Chair of the Search Committee, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/


Director, Tenured: Center for American Studies and Research, American University of Beirut

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is searching for a new director to begin September 1, 2015. CASAR is an interdisciplinary research and academic center that offers an undergraduate minor and a new MA in Transnational American Studies. CASAR hosts visiting lecturers and organizes an international, bi-annual conference. CASAR has a generous endowment from the Alwaleed Foundation and has a mission to increase understanding of America in the Arab world.

The new director should have an established record of academic excellence commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full professor.  Preferred qualifications include: a history of engagement with the discipline of American Studies, experience with program development and academic administration, a teaching and research profile at the cutting edge of transnational American Studies.  Degree field is open, although the successful candidate will need to be jointly appointed in a department within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest and CV, and provide the names and e-addresses of three references to:
Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303, USA or Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon.

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For best consideration, please submit materials by January 15, 2015.

For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Chair & Professor, Tenured: Center for American Studies and Research, American University of Beirut

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is searching for the 2015-2016 Edward Said Chair of American Studies to begin September 1, 2015.  CASAR is an interdisciplinary research and academic center that offers an undergraduate minor and a new MA in Transnational American Studies. CASAR hosts visiting lecturers and organizes an international, bi-annual conference.  CASAR has a generous endowment from the Alwaleed Foundation and has a mission to increase understanding of America in the Arab world.

The Said Chair should have a distinguished scholarly reputation in American Studies and its related fields. Preferred qualifications include: a demonstrated engagement with the discipline of American Studies, a distinguished research profile in transnational American Studies, an interest in the scholarly intersections of American and Middle East Studies.  Degree field is open.  The Said Chair should be appointed at the rank of full professor.  Outstanding candidates at the rank of advanced associate professor will be considered.  For the right candidate, the University is willing to consider a permanent appointment.

The Said Chair will teach undergraduate and graduate courses at CASAR and contribute to the intellectual life of the research center.

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest and CV, and provide the names and e-addresses of three references to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA

OR

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For best consideration, please submit materials by December 1, 2014.

For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Associate Academic Director: The University of California Washington Center

The University of California Washington Center (UCDC) is recruiting for an Associate Academic Director.  UCDC is a system-wide, residential academic program in Washington DC that provides opportunities for UC undergraduates to participate in internships and take courses for a quarter or semester.

This position reports directly to the UCDC Executive Director and has responsibility for coordination of administrative functions of the UCDC system-wide academic program. This will include recruitment of faculty (UC ladder-rank and visiting instructors); course selection; administering the summer academic program; and coordinating semester course offerings with UCDC’s academic consortium partners.

The Associate Academic Director will also teach the equivalent of 5-6 quarter-length (10 weeks) courses per year, including core research seminars and electives.  Additionally, the Associate Academic Director may assist in student orientation and recruitment, the conduct of Center-wide forums, and the selection of student award winners.

The position is open to academic discipline but a PhD is required. Preference will be given to those with expertise in the US Congress, Executive, or Judiciary; federal departments or agencies; or non-governmental organizations. Preference will also be given to those with teaching experience at the University level, and administrative and curricular planning experience. The core research seminars require training in research techniques and applied writing skills.  A successful candidate should demonstrate the ability to work collaboratively in a collegial environment.

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, and names and contact information of three references to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Review of applications will begin on November 5, 2014 and position will be filled as soon as possible.

This is a non-tenure track appointment and does not imply academic standing with any other University of California campus or department.

The University of California is an equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer


Communication / Media

English

Professor, Open Rank, Tenure-track: English and Comparative Literature, American University in Cairo

American University in Cairo

Job Description:
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.

Requirements:
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.

Additional Information:
Review of applications will open on Nov. 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
a) an updated C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); d) list of professional publications; 
e) Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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.


Assistant Professor: 20th-Century Contemporary American and/or Asian-American Lit, UC San Diego

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:

Literature (10- 829)

Required documents include: 1) a cover letter (include job ad code [159] 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/).


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Latin American/U.S. Latino Literature, Emerson College

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.

Qualifications:
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.

To apply:
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.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Literature to 1865, Brandeis University

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.


Visiting Assistant Professor and Postdoctoral Fellow: English, Amherst College

Amherst will appoint a postdoctoral fellow as a Visiting Assistant Professor in English for the academic years 2015-17, with support from the college’s Robert E. Keiter 1957 Fund for Postdoctoral Fellows, which has received matching funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.  The Keiter Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports exceptionally promising young scholars for two years of half-time teaching (one course each semester) and half-time research.  This is a full-time salaried appointment that is open only to those who will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by September 2015 and who have not already held a regular faculty appointment.

Given Amherst’s commitment to cultivating a challenging and inclusive educational environment, we seek candidates who can demonstrate experience and effectiveness in teaching, mentoring, and inspiring students representing a broad range of classes, genders, races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexual orientations, and religions.

We invite applications from scholars whose teaching and writing focus on one or more of the following areas:  African American literature, literature from Africa and the African diaspora, Caribbean literature, or post-colonial literature of the global south.

Applicants should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/25776 a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a description of courses previously taught or newly imagined, two confidential letters of recommendation, and one writing sample not to exceed thirty pages.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications received by November 10, 2014 will receive full consideration.

Amherst College is a private undergraduate liberal arts college for men and women, with 1,800 students and more than 200 faculty members.  Located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts, Amherst participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College Consortium.


Ethnic/Cultural Studies/Social Sciences

Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow: Latino Studies, New York University

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


Professor, Tenured: Asian American Studies, Princeton University

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, Tenure-Track: Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College
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.

Qualifications
- 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
interest
- Experience teaching and developing interdisciplinary courses

Closing Date
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.


Open-Rank Professorship, Tenured or Tenure-Track: Asian American Studies, UC San Diego

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.


Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-Track/Tenured: Native North America Indigenous Experience, USC

FACULTY SEARCH:
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:
http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/29906.

To learn more about the Department, visit our website at
http://dornsife.usc.edu/ase/

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
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Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Exile, Conflict, and Security Studies, UIC

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Exile, Conflict, and Security Studies beginning Fall, 2015 subject to budgetary approval.  The primary appointment for this position will be in the Asian American Studies Program (75%), with a possible joint appointment in another academic unit at UIC. This search is part of a multiple-hire cluster initiative on Diaspora Studies, exploring the complex, multi-faceted, and multi-directional frictions and flows, mobilities and immobilities that have accompanied globalization, imperialism, and neoliberalism in the modern world.

Candidates whose work focuses on Asian diasporas, exploring the multiple dimensions of exile, conflict, and (in)security made manifest in the context of geo-political unrest, war, occupation, and/or “failed” and marketized states and who can teach core undergraduate courses in the Asian American Studies Program will receive strongest consideration. The field of specialization is open, but we especially welcome candidates with interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative projects informed by one or more of the following fields of inquiry: critical ethnic studies, critical diaspora studies, transnational feminist studies, critical refugee studies, and critical legal studies.  The standard teaching load is 2/2. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Complete applications submitted by November 20, 2014 will be given full consideration.  Applicants should complete an online application with the names and email addresses of three references at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=45476&job=assistant-professor-diaspora-exile-conflict-security-asian-american-studies  and upload a CV, cover letter, statements of research interest and teaching pedagogy and a 20-page writing sample. 

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.  It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is also designated as a Minority Serving Institution through the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Initiative, which supports the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and English language learner students, fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Questions about the position can be directed to Anna Guevarra (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) and Gayatri Reddy (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), co-chairs of the search committee. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Latina/o Literature and Culture, University of Iowa

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese in the Division of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Iowa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Latina/o Literature and Culture.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. in literary studies or a related field in hand by August 19, 2015; native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English; evidence of a strong research program in Latina/o studies; familiarity with up-to-date approaches to Latina/o studies and Latina/o curriculum development; engagement with media, such as visual culture, digital culture, music, art, performance, and cinema; and demonstrated record of successful teaching. The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Latina/o Literature and Culture.

Desirable qualifications: college-level experience teaching literature or culture courses. The University currently offers a minor in Latina/o Studies and seeks to expand course offerings in the field. There will be possibilities to mentor graduate students in the Division and other academic departments and opportunities to collaborate with Division faculty to develop and teach interdisciplinary courses in other academic units.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest that indicates research interests and teaching philosophy, one sample of English- or Spanish-language scholarly work (25-40 pages), and three letters of recommendation, online at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. Refer to requisition number 65158. Screening begins October 20, 2014, and preliminary interviews will be conducted by telephone or Skype.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University, College, Division, and Department reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure-Track: Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLA

The César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate level beginning in the Fall of 2015.

Research interests may include, but are not limited to, transnational and border studies; performance studies; new media and digital humanities; migration, carcerality, and detention; environmental justice; and visual cultures and the visual arts. We especially welcome a background in interdisciplinary research and teaching that emphasizes community-based, decolonial, and collaborative methodologies or engaged ethnography. We seek research rooted in diverse Chicana/o and Latina/o formations such as Critical Ethnic Studies/Latino Studies, Central American Studies, Comparative Racializations, Afro-Latinidades, Indigeneity in the Americas, and/or gender and sexuality studies.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment as well as a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at a research university. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated program of robust research and writing and be effective teachers and mentors at the graduate and undergraduate level. Candidates should be eager to help build an engaged, intellectually transformative, diverse, and growing department, including making a significant contribution to the new (2012), exciting Ph.D. program in Chicana and Chicano Studies.

Position is open until filled. Applications received by November 15th will receive full consideration. If you apply to this recruitment by Nov 15, 2014, you will have until Jan 1, 2015 to complete your application. 

Applications should include a letter of application, a CV (with contact information for three references), and 2-3 publications or samples of written work. For further information, contact Dr. Maylei Blackwell, Chair of the Search Committee, by email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone: 310- 825-3082

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

APPY NOW AT:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00423


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Race and Critical Disability, UIC

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the area of Race and Critical Disability beginning Fall 2015.  This hire is part of a multi-unit cluster initiative on “The Racialized Body” focusing on the ways that contemporary and historical notions of race, racial ideology, and racial politics are manifested in how “the body” is (re)presented, inhabited, and regulated.  For the position in Race and Critical Disability, we seek scholars whose research examines the intersections of race, ethnicity, and disability.  We invite applications from scholars whose work addresses any or multiple of the following areas: 1) institutionalized forms of violence in relation to both racialized and disabled bodies; 2) disability justice movements and their engagement of race; 3) social construction(s) of raced/disabled bodies; 4) race, disability, and citizenship; 5) social causes of differential distribution of disability across populations in the US;6) race, disability, and embodiment; and 7) intersections of critical race, queer, and crip theories.  We welcome candidates with interdisciplinary and comparative projects that focus on the body in or outside the U.S. context.  Departmental home at UIC is open to a range of possibilities including Sociology, Anthropology, English, History, and/or one of the interdisciplinary units such as African American Studies, Latin American and Latino Studies, Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies and Disability and Human Development.  Scholars who adopt an intersectional perspective will be strongly considered as will candidates whose work attempts to (re)imagine a sociology of disability.  Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.  It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.

Complete applications received by November 7, 2014 will be given full consideration, however, earlier application submissions are encouraged.  Applicants should complete an online application including the names and email addresses of 3 references at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=46358 Application should include: 1) a cover letter that should address research and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) writing sample.  The final authorization for this position is subject to availability of state funding.

Questions about the position can be directed to either Prof. Rod Ferguson .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or Prof. Cynthia Blair .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), co-chairs of the search committee.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistc faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Economic Disparities, University of California, Berkeley

The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment related to Economic Disparities, with an expected start date of July 1, 2015.

For more information about the position, including required qualifications and application materials, please go to http://apptrkr.com/530064 . The deadline to apply is November 17, 2014.

For questions, please contact Professor Hilary Hoynes (Chair of the search committee and the HIFIS Economic Disparities Cluster) at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or Sandi Ketchpel, search coordinator at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); please include “Economic Disparities Search” in the subject line.

UC Berkeley is an AA/EEO employer.


Tenure-Track Position: Race and Ethnic Studies, Colorado College

The Race and Ethnic Studies Program at Colorado College seeks a colleague with an outstanding record of interdisciplinary teaching and research in the critical study of the transnational and comparative dimensions of race and ethnicity. Areas of specialization and disciplinary focus are open, but preference will be given to candidates with expertise in the following areas as they relate to African Diaspora Studies: African American history, the Black Atlantic, freedom movements, immigration and migrations, and imperialism/decolonization. Currently the program consists of active and committed core faculty with appointments in other departments/programs; by the end of 2016 we will have 2.5 full-time, tenure-track positions dedicated solely to the program.

Candidates must be able to teach our core courses (Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and Theories of Race and Ethnicity) and supervise student theses. Strong preference will be given to candidates who could also teach an interdisciplinary ethnic studies methods course. Candidates should also be committed to collaborating with student organizations on campus, colleagues in other programs/departments, and communities beyond campus. More information about the program, including our Mission Statement, can be viewed at http://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/raceandethnicstudies.

We plan to offer a major by 2016-17. These developments are a result of the college’s growing commitment to curricular diversity and a campus culture of inclusion. Hence, candidates who are similarly invested in increasing the diversity of the curriculum, faculty, and student body on our campus are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate initiative and leadership in program building, which would include but is not limited to: creating liaisons between the program and on- and off-campus communities; being able to think creatively about identifying and tapping resources to support the program; helping map and develop the curriculum as we move to becoming a major; and organizing RES-sponsored events.

The Colorado College calendar, called the Block Plan, is a unique system in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time for 3.5 weeks. An academic year includes eight blocks, including a half-block between the fall and spring, and full-time faculty members teach six blocks per year. For these reasons, the successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in undergraduate liberal arts teaching and an active research program, as our intensive modular schedule is well suited for in-depth faculty-student interactions, including research collaborations.

Please include the following materials in your application: cover letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Agenda, and one writing sample from an already published piece. The application deadline is November 1, 2014. Please feel free to call the Director of Race and Ethnic Studies, Claire Oberon Garcia (719.389.6510), if you have any questions or would like more information about the position. The application can be found at http://employment.coloradocollege.edu.

Colorado College welcomes members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression in its educational programs, activities, and employment practices.


Assistant Professor of African American Literature, Syracuse University

The Department of African American Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of African American literature, to begin Fall 2015. We seek an exceptional candidate: an innovative literary scholar with a well-defined research agenda and demonstrated excellence in interdisciplinary teaching. The Ph.D. (or the equivalent) degree must be in hand by June 2015.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in African American literature and courses which involve at least one other part of the Global African World beyond the U.S.  The current undergraduate curriculum (available on our website) offers courses in African American, African and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures and Africana Oratures.

Candidates should be able to teach some of these foundational Black Studies courses as well as develop new ones. Also, the successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate courses in the Department’s M.A. Program in Pan African Studies. We welcome applicants with new approaches to Pan Africanism and the Humanities. A strong commitment to research, teaching, advising and service as well as collaboration with colleagues in other departments is expected.

For full consideration, interested candidate must go to http://www.sujobopps.com and complete an online faculty application and attach the following documents: CV, a letter of application, one writing sample of 20-25 pages.  We will begin to review applications as we receive them and will continue until the position is filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by October 29, 2014. Information on the Department of African American Studies is on the Department’s website: http://aas.syr.edu.  Syracuse University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Government / Public Policy

History

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: History of Capitalism or Religion (U.S.), Fordham University

The Department of History at Fordham University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as assistant professor in U.S. History, 1877-1945 at Rose Hill, with a primary research focus on the history of capitalism or religious history.  Candidates working from a transnational perspective are encouraged to apply.  Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the 1920s and New Deal Era required, along with other courses in candidate’s area of expertise.  The position includes the opportunity to teach in the university’s interdisciplinary programs, such as American Studies and International Political Economy.

Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2015. Send letter of application, c.v., and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio by November 15, 2014. http://apply.interfolio.com/26599

For more information, see the department’s website at http://www.fordham.edu/history.

Fordham University is an independent, Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition that welcomes applications from men and women of all backgrounds.  Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds; it is an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: History, Springfield College

Springfield College invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of History. This is a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track appointment within the Social Science Department beginning August 2015. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to make a strong impact on the History, American Studies, and Education programs. Teaching responsibility include coursework in support of Educator preparation students as well as general education history and geography courses. Applicants with expertise (research and teaching) in support of the college’s commitment to an increasingly diverse campus community are of particular interest; attention to teaching U.S. History in a global context greatly valued. Experience with public history, oral history, archival and/or museum studies also a plus. Primary responsibilities include teaching four courses each semester, advising, mentoring, and supervising student internships.

The successful candidate will have an earned Ph.D. in History or closely related field of study from a regional accredited institution. ABDs also considered.

Founded in 1885, Springfield College is a private, coeducational institution offering undergraduate and graduate programs that reflect its distinctive Humanics Philosophy: the education of the whole person in spirit, mind, and body for leadership in service to humanity. For more information, please visit the College homepage at http://www.springfieldcollege.edu.

Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy statement, and the names and contact information for 3-5 professional references to:

Dr. Anne Herzog
Dean of Arts, Science, and Professional Studies
Springfield College
263 Alden Street
Springfield, MA 01109

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Initial review of applications will begin October 31, 2014, with an employment date of August 2015.

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.


Humanities

Postdoc: Humanities Research Center, Rice University

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.


Visiting Assistant Professor: Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor with a theatre, dance, or performance studies Ph.D. to join a vibrant Department that emphasizes the intersections of scholarship and practice. Areas of specialty are open, but may include dance studies,non-Western performance, transnational studies, and queer studies. Candidates should have a strong record of professional activity and a commitment to publication, as well as a commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The ability to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is a plus but not required.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014. The term of appointment would begin July 1, 2015.

Please send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and one writing sample to Patricia Ybarra, Search Committee Chair via Interfolio.


Fellowship: Critical Bibliography, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia

ANDREW W. MELLON FELLOWSHIP OF SCHOLARS IN CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia invites doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty in the humanities to tender applications for its Mellon Fellowships in Critical Bibliography, which enable a select group of scholars to receive advanced, intensive training in the analysis of textual artifacts.  RBS awarded its first forty Mellon Fellowships in 2013 and 2014, and will admit an additional twenty fellows to the program in the spring of 2015.  Led by a distinguished faculty drawn from the bibliographical community and professionals in allied fields, fellows attend annual weeklong seminars at RBS and at major special collections libraries nationwide.  Fellows also receive stipends to support research-related travel during their three-year tenure, and additional funds to host academic symposia at their home institutions.

The deadline for application to join the program’s third cohort is 1 DECEMBER 2014.

For further information, please visit
http://www.rarebookschool.org/fellowships/mellon


Museum Studies

Music, Fine Arts, and Art History

Terra Foundation Fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum seek to foster a cross-cultural dialogue about the history of art of the United States up to 1980. They support work by scholars from abroad who are researching American art or by U.S. scholars who are investigating international contexts for American art.  The museum also hosts fellows supported by the Smithsonian’s general fellowship fund and offers a number of other named fellowships. All museum fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research.

Resources
The Museum’s collection spans the nation’s artistic heritage, representing outstanding visual accomplishments from the seventeenth century to the present day. This unparalleled collection includes special strengths in nineteenth- and twentieth-century marble and bronze sculpture, nineteenth-century landscape painting, Gilded Age and American impressionist paintings, twentieth-century realism, photography and graphic art, folk art, Latino art, African American art, and film and media arts.
    Each fellow is provided a carrel in the Fellowship Office located across the street from the Museum. Available research resources there include a 180,000-volume library that specializes in American art, history, and biography; the Archives of American Art; the graphics collections of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery; the Joseph Cornell Study Center and the Nam June Paik Archive; as well as a variety of image collections and research databases.
    Conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C., the Museum and Fellowship Office are a short walk from other Smithsonian museums and libraries, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the National Gallery of Art. During their stay at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, scholars will be part of one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished fellowship programs in American art and will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of lectures, symposiums, and professional workshops. Short research trips are also possible.

Support
The stipend for a one-year predoctoral fellowship is $32,500, plus research and travel allowances. The stipend for a one-year postdoctoral or senior fellowship is $47,500, plus research and travel allowances. The standard term of residency for fellowships is twelve months, but shorter terms will be considered; stipends are prorated for periods of less than twelve months.

Deadline
December 1, 2014, is the application deadline for fellowships that begin on or after June 1, 2015. For applications, research consultation, and general information visit AmericanArt.si.edu/fellowships or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Research Fellowship: The Center for Creative Photography

The Center for Creative Photography invites advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline to apply for research fellowships for 2015. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research. Up to $5,000 is awarded for each of seven fellowships and selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections.

For descriptions of the fellowships and the documents required for the application, please visit http://www.creativephotography.org/study-research/fellowships-internships or contact the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210103, Tucson, AZ 85721


Religious Studies

Women's / Gender Studies

LGBTQ Cluster Tenured Faculty Search, University of California, Berkeley

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.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track: American & Gender Studies, Penn State Harrisburg

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.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track: Feminist Science Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz

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.

EOE

VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT: http://apo.ucsc.edu

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track: Queer Studies, Smith College

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, Tenure-Track: Women and Gender Studies, Smith College

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.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Women and Gender Studies, Scripps College

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
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA. 91711

Email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Kentucky

The Department of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Kentucky seeks applications for a full-time, tenure track, assistant professorship to begin August 2015 with teaching and research interests such as but not limited to transnational feminisms, masculinities, and transgender studies. We seek candidates who can participate fully in the research, teaching, and service of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies. We are searching for an innovative teacher who can teach a broad range of required core courses in our undergraduate and graduate curriculum including large-lecture introductory classes. Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in hand or by August 2015. A Ph.D., or a graduate certificate/concentration, in feminist studies/gender and women’s studies is preferred. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers, as well as a strong commitment to departmental and university service. We offer an undergraduate major and minor program, a graduate certificate, and a Ph.D. The Gender and Women’s Studies Department encourages research and teaching collaborations with other interdisciplinary networks, departments, and programs.

The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse geographical region.  It is committed to becoming one of the top public institutions in the country.  Women, persons with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  The University also supports family-friendly policies.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Please submit online 1) a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one publication or professional paper; and 4) three letters of recommendation to the GWS Search Committee, via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/26558

The position is open until filled. The review of the applications will begin October 15, 2014.

Associate or Full Professor, Tenure-Track: Gender and Women’s Studies, UIC

The Gender & Women’s Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for an Advanced Associate or Full Professor in Intersectional Feminism and Critical Praxis beginning in Fall 2015.

This position can be fully held in Gender & Women’s Studies or the candidate can request a percentage of the line be split between GWS and a second academic in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This is a senior appointment in the Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster, a campus initiative designed to expand interdisciplinarity and diversity at UIC through multiple hires over several years.

We seek a highly accomplished candidate with national or international distinction whose research investigates the intersection of feminist politics, critical theories of difference, and questions of resistance. We especially seek candidates whose work operates at the nexus of research, theory, and practice. Fields of inquiry may include, but are not limited to Postcolonial Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Native North American Indigenous Studies, women of color feminisms, feminism in the global south, critical pedagogy in diverse communities, critical race theory (CRT), and participatory action research (PAR). Applicants should be grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines. Responsibilities as a senior member of the Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster will include mentorship of junior scholars in overlapping fields of inquiry, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in appropriate fields, advancing the Social Justice Initiative at UIC, and providing leadership for engaged scholarly projects that link to non-academic community partners.
     
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  For fullest consideration, please submit application by December 1, 2014. We will review applications until the position is filled. Applicants should go to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=46125  and complete the on-line application providing the names of three senior scholars who can speak to the intellectual significance of the candidate’s body of work, and upload a letter of application and curriculum vitae.

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.  It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  UIC is also designated as a Minority Serving Institution through the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Initiative, which supports the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and English language learner students, fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.. 

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Jennifer Brier, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Chair of the search committee. The position is subject to budgetary approval.  The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Associate Professor, Tenure-Track: Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for an appointment as associate professor in our interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Department. We seek a senior scholar focusing on race and racialization, whose principal area of research is African American and/or African Diaspora related.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in her or his area of expertise as well as to share in teaching the core undergraduate and graduate courses in Women’s Studies. The scholar in this position will have the opportunity to contribute to building departmental strengths and emphases, including the minor in Black Women’s Studies, as well as new curricula at the graduate and undergraduate level. As a senior member of the faculty, the scholar is expected to participate actively in the life of the Department and the University.

We seek a scholar with a distinguished record of research and scholarship, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an aptitude for mentoring graduate students in an interdisciplinary program. Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree required.

Applications should be submitted online to https://ejobs.umd.edu  (position number 104153) and include a 3-4 page cover letter (describing scholarly achievements, contributions to relevant fields, and trajectory of work as it relates to current research agenda; teaching philosophy and experience, including experience in mentoring graduate and/or undergraduate students; and major contributions to the institutions, professions and communities in which the applicant has served), a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (one article or book chapter), one syllabus, and the contact information for three recommenders who will submit their references online. If there are other forms of work or URLs related to their work that candidates want the committee to consider, applicants have the option of submitting a single pdf file with a representative sample. For best consideration, please ensure that all application materials are uploaded by December 1, 2014.

For questions about the application process, contact JV Sapinoso at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); questions about the position should be addressed to:  Elsa Barkley Brown, Chair, Search Committee, via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the leading programs in its field within the United States and beyond. With twelve core faculty and more than eighty affiliate faculty, our department offers the B.A. and Ph.D. degrees, undergraduate certificates in LGBT Studies and in Women’s Studies, a minor in LGBT Studies, a joint minor in Black Women’s Studies (with African American Studies), and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies. Feminist Studies, one of the leading journals of interdisciplinary scholarship in our field, is housed on our campus. The University of Maryland is situated in the greater metropolitan area connecting Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., and has access to the exceptional range of rich cultural, political, and social resources there, including the executive offices of the National Women’s Studies Association.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is contingent upon the continued availability of funds.