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Employment and Fellowships

Advertising Guidelines

The American Studies Association publishes "Employment and Fellowship Opportunities" as a service of ASA to both employers and job applicants. ASA recommends that all positions for American Studies practitioners should be advertised in "Employment and Fellowship Opportunities." Association members should notify appropriate officials at their institutions of this service and advise them to take advantage of it.

American Studies

Visiting Lecturer: American Religion, Princeton University

Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for a Visiting Lecturer in American Studies with a special focus on Religion. The candidate is expected to team-teach with current faculty the gateway course to the program. Preference will be given to candidates who have had extensive experience teaching in American Studies and in interdisciplinary courses. We are especially interested in scholars whose work focuses on: the intersections of religion and sexual politics, including topics such as feminism, reproductive rights, and sexualization; religion and popular culture; religion and racial politics. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Program in American Studies for Spring 2016.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu and should submit a letter of interest along with a vita, three names of reference, a sample American Studies syllabus, and a writing sample.  At the Jobs at Princeton site, you may search for Req. #1500381, or simply click here. The deadline for applications is July 2, 2015.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the university’s background check policy. 

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

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in American Studies with an emphasis on Comparative Ethnic Studies to begin in the 2016-17 academic year.  The teaching load is 5 courses and senior thesis advising. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong theoretical foundation in issues of race and historical processes of racialization and the study of popular culture are particularly encouraged to apply.  Ph.D. in American Studies or a related discipline, teaching experience, and evidence of research potential required.  Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for under-represented students.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/29809 by the application deadline of September 1, 2015: letter of application; CV; three letters of recommendation; teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and evidence of teaching experience and excellence) and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. For matters other than the submission of material, contact Professor Warren Liu, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Interviews will be conducted at the American Studies Association meeting in Toronto in October.

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

Director: American Heritage Center, University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming invites applications for the position of Director of the American Heritage Center. The Center (http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/) is a major archival repository holding more than three thousand manuscript collections.  Our collecting areas are regional, national, and international in scope.  The AHC maintains the university’s rare book collection and serves as the University archives. The Center draws scholars from the US and abroad, and serves students at UW, teachers, and the public. The successful candidate will have the experience to sustain and advance the Center’s stature as a research and outreach institution of national and international distinction. Candidates may hold the degree of PhD, or (with second advanced degree in a scholarly field preferred) other relevant terminal degree. The position requires demonstrated knowledge of collections and institutional administration, leadership in collections or comparable academic settings, record of professional achievements, demonstrated ability to manage personnel and budgets; and experience in cultivating relationships with donors and other external constituents.

See full announcement: http://www.uwyo.edu/hr/hremployment/listjobs.asp?jobtype=3.

Send applications (cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three professional references) to Michele Peck, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), by September 15, 2015.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see http://www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

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Assistant or Associate Professor: Humanities (Urbanism), New York University

With the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, the division of the Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for two faculty positions in the humanities with areas of specialization in the study of urbanism, the urban environment, and cities, particularly non-Western. We aim to appoint the successful candidates at either the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning on or after September 1, 2016, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Candidates should be prepared to teach relevant undergraduate and graduate courses within the appropriate department.

Applicants are invited from across the range of humanities disciplines. Desirable research and teaching interests include, but are not limited to: the built environment; architectural history; the humanistic study of urban design or urban ecology; and social and cultural urban processes.

Review of applications will begin July 1, 2015, and continue on a rolling basis. Finalists will be invited to campus during Fall 2015. Applications must include a curriculum vitae with the names of at least three references, a letter of application, and a writing sample (published article or book chapter). To apply, please visit: http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52494 and follow the application instructions.


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Music, Fine Arts, and Art History

Religious Studies

Women's / Gender Studies