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May. 20 | 2014 Gabriel Prize
Nominations for 2014 Ralph Henry Gabriel Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in American Studies due

Jun. 30 | 2014 Angela Y. Davis Prize
Nominations for the 2014 Angela Y. Davis Prize for Public Scholarship due

Jun. 30 | 2014 Bode-Pearson Prize
Nominations for the 2014 Bode-Pearson Prize for Outstanding Contributions to American Studies due

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Nominations for the 2014 Turpie Prize for Outstanding Teaching, Advising, and Program Development in American studies due

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


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:


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.

Visiting Faculty Position: American Studies, Dickinson College

Dickinson College’s American Studies Department invites applications for a full-time, one-year visiting faculty position beginning August 2014. Areas of specialization should include critical race theory and US cultural history. Candidates must have teaching experience, and be prepared to teach core courses in the major, including Introduction to American Studies, an upper-level seminar on the history of racialization in the United States, senior capstone research courses, and a topics course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Course load is 5 courses/year. See http://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/392/american_studies_curriculum for more information. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand; Ph.D. in American Studies strongly preferred.

Dickinson College is located close to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital, and two hours or less from Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Baltimore. Dickinson is a top tier, highly selective independent liberal arts college that prides itself on a faculty who combine excellent teaching and research.

Candidates must apply online at https://jobs.dickinson.edu/. Submissions should include: cover letter, cv, and three letters of recommendation.

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

Lecturer: First-Year Seminar, Columbia College Chicago

Lecturer, First-Year Seminar
Columbia College Chicago

Columbia College Chicago is an urban institution of over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting.

First-Year Seminar (FYS) is an integrative, foundational course required of all Columbia College Chicago first-year students. A signature course for the College, it is fully interdisciplinary in its curriculum, faculty, and pedagogy. Through a series of carefully framed thematic questions and common texts drawn from a variety of genres and media, students and teachers practice core creative and intellectual skills of questioning, exploring, communicating, and evaluating their own work and that of others. Students are assessed primarily through creative projects that demonstrate engagement with the key questions and texts of the curriculum, accompanied by writing that explores the rationale for the works the students create.

The First-Year Seminar Teaching Academy is an ongoing forum that brings together past, current, and future FYS faculty. The Teaching Academy prepares and supports FYS instructors, allowing faculty from disparate disciplines to develop and share effective methods of teaching, learning, and thinking. The Academy also provides the opportunity for FYS faculty to formulate and implement pedagogical and curricular innovations.

Position Summary
The Lecturer will teach four courses per semester and may receive course releases to assist the Director in the following areas: developing, implementing, and advocating for the seminar curriculum and pedagogy; identifying full¬time and adjunct faculty to teach FYS and supporting them through professional development; collaborating with Student Affairs staff and others in the College to provide an integrated and coordinated approach to students’ first year experience; and assessing student learning, teaching effectiveness, and programmatic impact.

The Lecturer in First-Year Seminar can serve a leadership role in the program and the FYS Teaching Academy, and as an advocate for FYS at Columbia, locally, and nationally. He or she can aid in designing and delivering curricular development opportunities for FYS faculty.


  • Master’s degree in an area taught at Columbia required; terminal degree preferred;
  • A record of excellence in undergraduate teaching, including courses for first-year students;
  • Evidence of success in integrating scholarly and/or creative practices in the service of liberal education;
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Columbia College Chicago and the principles of liberal education;
  • A demonstrated ability to promote professional development of faculty, and to articulate and advocate for a compelling education vision; and a collaborative, creative, and communicative personality
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, and a gift for listening;
  • Flexibility, creativity, persistence, and a sense of humor.

Association Status: This is a non-union position.

To view the complete job description and apply, please visit http://www.colum.edu/EmploymentServices (Job ID 900042).

Application Guidelines:
Please submit letter of interest, CV, and the names and contact information for three professional references as ONE document (.doc, .docx, or PDF) at the start of your application. Use letter characters only in the title of the document. Upon successful submission, an e-mail notification will be sent to the e-mail provided in your application.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Columbia College Chicago encourages qualified female, LGBTQ, disabled, and minority individuals to apply for all positions.


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

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis-Latino Studies Program
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

Government / Public Policy



Associate/Full Professor, Tenured: Cities, Urbanism, and Urban Environment, New York University

Division of the Humanities
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 three mid-career faculty positions in the humanities with areas of specialization in the study of cities, urbanism, and the urban environment. We aim to appoint the successful candidates at either the tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor level, beginning on or after January 15, 2015, 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 history of cities; architectural history; the humanistic study of urban design or urban ecology; and social and cultural urban processes, past and present.

Review of applications will begin May 1, 2014, and continue on a rolling basis. Finalists will be invited to campus during Fall 2014. 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=52013 and follow the application instructions.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Museum Studies

Music, Fine Arts, and Art History

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.