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Employment and Fellowships

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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

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Studies, California State University, Fullerton

The Department of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017. Desirable research and teaching specializations include one or more of the following fields: sexuality; crime and violence; borderlands; and/or the cultural impact of digital media. Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach core seminars in American Studies theories and methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels; offer introductory courses in American Studies and upper-division and graduate courses in their area(s) of specialization; advise students; engage in scholarly activities; and serve on academic committees and contribute to department and university governance. Positive decisions on tenure and promotion require excellent teaching and scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and participation in the university and the profession.

The application deadline is September 23, 2016.  For required qualifications, further information, and instructions on applying, please consult http://hr.fullerton.edu/diversity/job-openings/ft/8793BR_american_studies.asp.


Open-Rank Professor: Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies, University of Michigan

The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of American Culture and its Program in Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) Studies seek qualified applicants for an open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American studies with specialization in history, society, and/or culture.

We seek a theoretically sophisticated, rigorous, and interdisciplinary scholar with a strong commitment to contribute to the governance and development of the A/PIA Studies program. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research will be the principal selection criteria.

A Ph.D. degree in any relevant field in the humanities or social sciences is required prior to appointment. We especially encourage applications from junior scholars. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2017.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file):

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Chair, A/PIA Search Committee
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Evidence of scholarship (i.e., writing sample) (maximum 25 pages)
  4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  5. Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards)
  6. Statement of current and future research plans
  7. Letters or Reviewers as follows:
    1. Junior candidates should arrange for at least (3) three letters of recommendation to be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.
    2. Senior candidates should provide names and contact information of suggested reviewers.

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 3, 2016 by midnight Eastern Standard Time.

Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 


Asst. or Assoc. Professor, Tenure-Track: Asian American Literary Studies, Northwestern University

Northwestern University seeks candidates trained in literary studies for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Asian American Studies. Areas of specialization are open, but scholars whose work focuses on Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Southeast Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders are especially welcome, as is comparative research compatible with ethnic studies. The successful candidate will be invested in the ongoing development of the Asian American Studies Program and hold a joint appointment with the Weinberg College department best suited to their research. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment on September 1, 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

The deadline to submit an application is October 3, 2016. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests, writing sample, and references to http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu  Junior candidates should enter contact information for three letters of recommendation, who will be asked to submit letters by October 7, 2016; tenured candidates should enter contact information of reviewers and send letters only if requested.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Comparative American Studies, Oberlin College

The Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure - track faculty position in Native American and Indigenous Studies, beginning fall semester of 2016-2017.  Areas of expertise are open, with special attention given to those who work with one or more of the following frameworks: empire, race, gender, sexuality, culture, or activism.  We seek candidates committed to interdisciplinary and theoretically informed intersectional pedagogy.  The incumbent will teach 4.5 courses per year including an introductory course in NAIS and two other courses in their area of expertise, plus required courses in the CAS core curriculum.

To be assured of consideration, submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, graduate academic transcripts, and at least three recent letters of reference to https://jobs.oberlin.edu/ by October 17, 2016. For more information about the position, please click here.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Transnational American Studies, Franklin & Marshall College

Assistant Professor in American Studies
The Department of American Studies at Franklin & Marshall College invites applications for a tenure- track position, beginning in Fall 2017. The main area of specialization is transnational American studies with preference to candidates with research in contemporary transnational topics and Latino/a or Asian American cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to the American Studies core, including the introductory course in American Studies, as well as electives in transnational American studies. The appointment will be at the level of assistant professor or instructor, depending on qualifications.

Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctorate in American Studies, although the committee will also consider doctorates in other related fields. Teaching load is 5 courses per year, and will involve teaching in the College’s general education curriculum, “Connections.” Please submit the following materials electronically to Dr. Alison Kibler, Search Committee Chair, via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/36842: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, graduate transcript, teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample and/or scholarly publication, and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin on October 28, and will continue until the position is filled.

Pursuant to cultivating an inclusive college community, the search committee will holistically assess the qualifications of each applicant. We will consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. We will also consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to academic access and/or achieving academic success.

Franklin and Marshall College is a dynamic and creative community with a campus population that includes students from across the U.S. and more than 50 countries. We are located in Lancaster, PA, a vibrant and diverse city not far from Philadelphia and Baltimore. The College is committed to having an inclusive campus community, where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, family or marital status, or sexual orientation, or any protected characteristic.


Chairs, Deans, and Directors

George and Joyce Wein Chair and Program Director: African American Studies, Boston University

The African American Studies Program at Boston University invites applications for the George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies and Director of the African American Studies Program, beginning July 1, 2017. This search is pending final budgetary approval. This will be a joint appointment at the tenured full professor level with the candidate’s disciplinary home in any of the departments within the College of Arts & Sciences. For a list of departments, please visit http://www.bu.edu/cas/academics/departments/. We are looking for an established colleague with leadership capacity and an outstanding record of teaching and research on the experiences of African Americans and/or African-descended peoples in the Americas. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment.

Initial applications should be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7375 and include 1.) a cover letter addressed to Professor Anita Patterson, Chair of the Search Committee, describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience and 2.) a curriculum vitae. References and letters may be requested at a later date. Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

We are an equal opportunity 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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


Host Institution and Executive Director: The Oral History Association

The Oral History Association seeks a host institution and an Executive Director, effective January 1, 2018.  Institutions are invited to send a Letter of Interest by September 30, 2016.  Viable candidates will submit a full proposal by February 1, 2017.  An institution may identify an Executive Director as part of its proposal.  If an Executive Director is not identified by the selected host, the OHA will open a search during the spring/summer of 2017.  For more detail, see the Request for Proposals on the Oral History Association website: http://www.oralhistory.org/oha-searches-for-home-for-its-executive-office/


Supervisory Museum Curator: Work and Industry, Smithsonian National Museum of American History

Supervisory Museum Curator Opportunity in Work and Industry

Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of American History
Kenneth E. Behring Center

Division of Work and Industry

Position involves: Division Supervision and Curatorial Work related to Research, Exhibitions, Collections, Publications and Public Programs

GS-14 - $108,887.00 to $141,555.00

Open through Tuesday, September 19, 2016, on http://www.usajobs.gov. Please see Supervisory Museum Curator announcement # 16A-CR-301877-DEU-NMAH

Contact Abigail Karow with questions: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
(202) 633-3584

The Smithsonian is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Director Division of Education Programs: National Endowment for the Humanities

The Division Director serves as a member of the Endowment’s management team and works directly with the Assistant Chairman for Programs. The incumbent provides advice and assistance to the Chairman in developing policies and programs that support and strengthen the humanities in education settings around the country. The chief responsibilities of this position include strategic planning for the Division that is sensitive to the trends and challenges in humanities education and that creatively aligns the Endowment’s education programs with the needs of humanities educators and institutions across the country; managing the Division’s professional and support staff in the implementation and review of the Division’s programs; administering the Division’s peer review process; collaborating with the agency’s senior staff and appropriate committees of the National Council on the review of applications; overseeing the Division’s annual program review to ensure that the goals of the Division conform to the conditions and needs of humanities educators and institutions and to the priorities of the agency’s leadership; working with the agency’s senior staff to align priorities with available financial and human resources; monitoring the expenditures of the division’s program and administrative funds; and communicating with a wide range of audiences about NEH’s education programs.

For more information about the position and application details, please click here. The deadline to apply is September 20, 2016.


Communication / Media

English

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Postcolonial and/or World Anglophone Literatures, Pitzer College

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges in California, invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning Fall 2017 in Postcolonial and/or World Anglophone Literatures. Also desirable are secondary research and teaching interests in Indian Ocean literatures including East African, South/South-East Asian, and Middle Eastern diasporic literatures, theatre and performance studies, and critical theory. A Ph.D. in English or comparable field, by time of appointment is required.  Deadline: October 28, 2016.  To apply, visit: https://pitzer.peopleadmin.com/postings/825.  For assistance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Pitzer College is an equal opportunity employer.


Ethnic/Cultural Studies/Social Sciences

Associate or Full Professor, Tenured: Native American/Indigenous Studies, UC San Diego

The Ethnic Studies Department (http://www.ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Native American/Indigenous Studies beginning Fall 2017, pending budget approval. Minimum qualifications for the position include a PhD and extensive research and teaching experience in a relevant field in the social sciences or humanities. We particularly welcome applicants whose work encompasses Native American and Indigenous-centered knowledge production and epistemologies, or that directly engages settler colonialism and decolonization. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary and intersectional research that engages with racialization, environmental justice, gender and sexuality studies, urban studies, science and technology studies, or political economy.

Our understanding of the field of Native American/Indigenous Studies reflects a global perspective. Candidates with a history of leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment, including active research partnerships with Native American/Indigenous communities, are also urged to apply.

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 broader publics.

Applications are accepted electronically on the UCSD Academic Personnel Website (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01101).  Please include electronic versions of an application letter, a current CV, a sample publication of no more than 40 pages, and three reference letters. Applicants must also submit a statement that summarizes their past and potential contributions to diversity. See the Faculty Excellence and Diversity Website (http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html) for more information. We will begin reviewing applications on September 1, 2016, but will continue to accept applications until positions are filled for start date of July 2017. Salary based on published UC pay scales.

UCSD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.


Associate or Full Professor: Sociology, Tufts University

The Department of Sociology and the American Studies Program invite applications for the position of Associate or Full Professor of Sociology, to begin July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in sociology or a related field, a demonstrated record of academic research and publications deserving of tenure, and a demonstrated record of high quality teaching of undergraduates. The candidate is expected to provide future leadership for the inter-disciplinary American Studies Program, including directing the program. Candidates’ research and teaching should specialize in class inequality, labor, and/or related fields. Candidates who can teach social theory are especially encouraged to apply.

Tufts University is a category I, highly selective research university and is located in the vibrant intellectual community of Boston. We seek a candidate committed to teaching a highly motivated, undergraduate student body.

Candidate application materials should include a cover letter stating qualifications and interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, a scholarly writing sample, teaching evaluations, and the names of three recommenders. Recommenders will only be contacted after the first screening stage and candidates will be informed when this happens. All application materials should be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/36334 . Review of the applications will begin September 30, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Please contact John LiBassi at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with any questions.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Sociology & Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Sociology Department and the Institute for Ethnic Studies (IES) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Latina/o immigration, as part of a cluster hire, to begin August 2017. This position will have Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) apportionments of .60 Sociology and .40 Institute for Ethnic Studies. Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in Sociology or a related field and a record of achievement in scholarship. We seek applicants with a focus on Latina/o immigration relevant to Latina/os in the Midwest and Great Plains. Ideally, candidates will have strengths in demography or health disparities and will show potential to complement Sociology Department teaching and research strengths in families, health, inequality, social networks, or research methods. Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research and contributing to the teaching and engagement missions of both units. We are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. Thus, we actively encourage applicants from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Review of applications will begin September 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu requisition F_160112 and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative “Apply to this job” Form.  Then, send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  with the following attachments: 1) a cover letter addressed to Prof. Regina Werum, Search Committee Chair, with a detailed description of how your research and teaching interests match the job description and department needs, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research and teaching statements, 4) a sample publication, and 5) have three references send letters to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), addressed to Prof. Regina Werum. You may need to combine documents when uploading.  The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers. Learn more at http://soc.unl.edu/ or contact the department through .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call Lori Ratzlaff at 402-472-3631.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Sociology, Pitzer College

Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Colleges, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociology with teaching responsibilities to include Quantitative Research Methods, Qualitative Research Methods, and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity. Additional preferred areas of expertise would also include: family, immigration, and/or crime. We particularly invite scholars who are interested in issues pertaining to communities of color, and can cross-list courses with Africana Studies.  Deadline: September 15, 2016 or until filled.  To apply, visit: https://pitzer.peopleadmin.com/postings/818.  For assistance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Pitzer College is an equal opportunity employer.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Social Psychology, Pitzer College

The Psychology Field Group at Pitzer College is recruiting a tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Social Psychology. Candidates are sought with a commitment to undergraduate teaching and the ability to establish an active research program that involves undergraduates. Area of research specialty within Social Psychology is open. We are especially interested in scholars whose research and teaching interests are in African Diasporan psychology.  Complete applications received by September 15, 2016 will be given full consideration.  To apply, visit: https://pitzer.peopleadmin.com/postings/824.  For assistance, contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Pitzer College - a member of the Claremont Colleges - is an equal opportunity employer.


Asst. Prof., Tenure-Track: Law, (Im)migration & Social Control, Sociology, Humboldt State University

Inviting applications for a tenure-track faculty position (Job #7702) that will support a new major in Criminology and Justice Studies beginning August 2017.  Department is committed to teaching excellence, social justice and change.

First consideration given to completed applications received no later than September 16, 2016. Position is open until filled. To view full vacancy announcement and to apply, please visit: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/employment/tenure.html.

HSU is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Religion, Race, and Colonialism, Tufts University

The Tufts University Department of Religion seeks a scholar for a tenure-track Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Religion, Race, and Colonialism. PhD is required. Preference will be given to candidates who have both training in the academic study of religion and specialization in the study of race, colonialism, indigeneity, ethnicity, and/or diaspora. Region, historical period, and methodological focus are all open and applications are encouraged from scholars with cognate interests in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, or other disciplines. The Department of Religion at Tufts boasts a dynamic and research-active faculty with scholarly and teaching interests in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, early Christianity, and American religious history. With this hire, the department seeks a colleague who can help expand our research engagements and curricular programming while actively contributing to programs in the Consortium of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora at Tufts (which includes Africana Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, US Latino Studies, and Colonialism Studies).

This position is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to promote scholarship and teaching that bridges different departments and programs in the humanities at Tufts.  The successful candidate will receive an appointment as a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) for the duration of the pre-tenure probationary period.  We seek candidates whose research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, an article-length writing sample, and sample syllabi, and also arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors. All materials must be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/36531. Questions about the position should be directed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). For help with Interfolio, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call (877) 997-8807. Review of applications begins October 1, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. The position begins July 1, 2017.


Open-Rank Professorships: African American Studies, Georgetown University

Seizing this pivotal moment in Georgetown’s history, the Department of African American Studies invites applications for at least four open-rank positions. This first set of hires inaugurates a multi-year hiring initiative and is an integral part of Georgetown University’s plan to expand African American Studies, and establish a Research Center for Racial Justice. We seek scholars who have an ambitious research agenda, a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and an earnest desire to help build the newly formed department and participate in other university service. Currently, our strengths lie in African American studies and its intersections with literary studies, sociology, history, and performance studies. Building upon these fields, we seek cross-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary, and trans-disciplinary scholarship that strengthens African American Studies’ capacity in psychology, visual studies, philosophy, political science, economics, women’s and gender studies, and law and criminology. More specifically, we seek applicants whose research interests engage with one of the following topics:

  • Structural and cultural causes of and solutions to black inequality
  • Black cultural productions and responses to legacies and impacts of slavery, Jim Crow segregation, and imperialism in US institutions
  • How Black intersectionality informs equality and social justice

Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in African American Studies or related fields by July 1, 2017. Senior candidates with administrative and departmental leadership interests and experience are especially welcomed. All applicants should specify the rank for which they are applying in the letter of interest.

Applicants without tenure should submit a letter of interest, C.V., writing sample (10,000 words or less), three letters of recommendation, and dissertation abstract (if the candidate is ABD).

Applicants with tenure should submit a letter of interest, C.V., writing sample (10,000 words or less), research statement (current and future projects, or career narrative), and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three referees.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.

Applicants without tenure should submit applications at https://apply.interfolio.com/36591

Applicants with tenure should submit applications at https://apply.interfolio.com/36594

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Africana Studies, Bucknell University

The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to and will work closely with the chair of the Africana Studies program and the Director of the Griot Institute for Africana Studies.

Bucknell Africana Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships support the development of recently-graduated scholars working in the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies and/or post-colonial studies who are committed to the liberal arts and aspire to be distinguished teacher/scholars. We are particularly interested in recent graduates from sectors of the population historically underrepresented in U.S. colleges and universities.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field that contributes to African, Caribbean, Afro-Latino/a, and/or African-American studies, received no earlier than May 2012 and no later than August 15, 2017. Postdoctoral Fellows teach two courses per year in fields related to their research, advise and mentor undergraduate students, formally present their research in faculty fora once each semester of the fellowship, and work five hours a week on administrative and programming opportunities related to Africana Studies.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship is for two academic years. Fellows are required to be in residence each semester. The Postdoctoral Fellowship award for 2017-19 includes an annual salary of $50,000, employee benefits, a research/travel fund of $3,000, and housing.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal abilities.
  • Skill in and interest in teaching and advising students and interacting with staff, faculty, and alumni.
  • An ability to manage autonomously.
  • High degree of creativity and vision, as well as an ability to work collaboratively.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated creativity, ability to solve problems strategically, and success in managing multiple projects.
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for supporting the mission of a liberal arts institution through programmatic endeavors in Africana Studies.

To complete your application, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a 3-5 page description of the research project proposed for the fellowship years, a description of the undergraduate courses you would like to teach, a sample of published or unpublished writing on a topic related to the proposal, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee via http://apply.interfolio.com/35703. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2016. Awards will be announced in spring 2017.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/h3wznb63y4

 


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Sociocultural/Medical Anthropology, Scripps College

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Medical Anthropology to begin in Fall 2017. Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to: discourses and practices of the body, political economy of health and healing, ethics of care, dis/ability, social disparities in health, and mental health. Preference will be given to applicants whose research and teaching intersect with Indigenous, Native American, and/or Africana Studies.  Applicants must have an active research and publishing program, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and PhD in hand at time of appointment. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

For full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2016. Please submit application letter, CV, and the names of three references via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7013.

Other queries may be directed to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Lara Deeb
Chair, Department of Anthropology
Scripps College
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont CA 91711

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 underrepresented groups.


Associate or Full Professor, Tenured: Latino Studies, Dartmouth College

The Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program at Dartmouth College (http://lalacs.dartmouth.edu/) seeks to hire an Associate or Full Professor in Latino Studies to begin in the fall term of the 2017 academic year. The position will be a joint appointment in LALACS and a Social Science Department (Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, or Sociology). We seek a colleague with a demonstrated record of achievement (for example, in border issues, gender, health outcomes, immigration, labor markets, law, politics, or transnationalism in Latino communities) and who is committed to creative scholarship and teaching who complement and augment the LALACS program’s interdisciplinary strengths. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016.  Complete applications should include a letter of interest, a current CV, names of three references, and representative reprints.  Applications should be submitted to Interfolio apply.interfolio.com/36759

Dartmouth has an undergraduate student body that is over 40 percent nonwhite and an even balance between men and women. It also has a burgeoning postdoctoral program: currently eight postdoctoral fellows have LALACS interests. Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.


Asst. or Assoc. Prof., Tenure-Track: African American or African Diaspora Studies, USC

The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is seeking a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the field of African American or Africa Diaspora Studies with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2017. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar trained in the humanities and/or social sciences. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate field of study prior to appointment.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2016. 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 names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC for a letter of reference 4) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages). In order to be considered, applicants must submit an electronic USC application that includes these documents; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/71540 .
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 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Government / Public Policy

History

Host Institution and Executive Director: The Oral History Association

The Oral History Association seeks a host institution and an Executive Director, effective January 1, 2018.  Institutions are invited to send a Letter of Interest by September 30, 2016.  Viable candidates will submit a full proposal by February 1, 2017.  An institution may identify an Executive Director as part of its proposal.  If an Executive Director is not identified by the selected host, the OHA will open a search during the spring/summer of 2017.  For more detail, see the Request for Proposals on the Oral History Association website: http://www.oralhistory.org/oha-searches-for-home-for-its-executive-office/


Mellon Diversity and Renewal Postdoc/Asst. Prof., Tenure-Track: History, Bates College

As part of a new Faculty Diversity and Renewal grant meant to assist in recruiting and supporting a broadly diverse faculty who will contribute to the college’s academic excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society, the Department of History at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine seeks applications for a combined postdoc and tenure track faculty appointment in 19th- and early 20th-century U.S. history. The post-doctoral fellow will have a two course teaching load the first year followed by an automatic conversion to a tenure track, assistant professorship in year two. The latter carries an annual five course load.

To that end and in furtherance of academic excellence, Bates seeks applications from individuals from underrepresented groups in the professoriate, including African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, other Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans, first generation college students, individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college due to exceptional talent and motivation in the face of adversity, such as societal, economic or academic disadvantages, and individuals with a demonstrated commitment to applying and including diverse backgrounds and perspectives to learning, scholarship, creative work, service, and leadership in the academy.

The Department of History seeks candidates who are capable of teaching Civil War and Reconstruction and who are strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level and to research and publication. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to interdisciplinary programs at Bates, including American Cultural Studies and/or African-American Studies. Full-time teaching responsibilities include a one-semester survey course of U.S. History, thematic courses and seminars, and senior thesis advising. The annual teaching load is five courses spread over two semesters and a short-term in the spring.

Bates College seeks applications from individuals with the demonstrated ability to contribute to the College’s continuing commitment to social and cultural diversity and inclusiveness.

Applicants should provide a separate statement discussing their strengths and experiences in these areas and describing how their background, creative work, teaching and/or outreach can further the College’s goals.

In addition, please submit the following materials: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, unofficial graduate school transcripts, article or chapter-length writing sample, sample syllabus, and, if available, a set of original and complete (not selected) teaching evaluations.

Preference will be given to candidates who will have completed by August 1, 2017 their Ph.D. in History, American Cultural Studies, or a related field. Review of applications will begin on October 15 and continue until the position is filled.

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Humanities

Open-Rank Professor: Environmental Humanities, University of Michigan

University of Michigan, Environmental Humanities Faculty Position
Open rank, starting date September 2017, university-year appointment.

The English Department and Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan expect to make a joint appointment in the field of Environmental Humanities.  We are particularly interested in scholars at the entering or advanced Assistant level who demonstrate a capacity for innovative, forward-looking work engaged with topics such as environmental justice, global environmental literatures, urbanism and the built environment, the literary and cultural history of the anthropocene, and the history of British and Continental environmental writing.

Applicants should use the “Open Faculty Positions” link on the UM English Department website (http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/) to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference by September 30.  The English Department and Program in the Environment value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.  Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.

Further information about the Program in the Environment (PitE) and the Department of English Language and Literature along with complete instructions for submitting an application for this joint position can be found on their department websites:  http://lsa.umich.edu/pite and http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/


Museum Studies

Music, Fine Arts, and Art History

Terra Foundation Fellowships: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

The Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) seek to foster a cross-cultural dialogue about the history of the art of the United States up to 1980. Three twelve-month fellowships are awarded annually, one each at the predoctoral, postdoctoral, and senior levels, to scholars from abroad who are researching American art or to U.S. scholars with an exceptionally strong international component to their study. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. All fellowship appointments should take place between June 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018. Application deadline: December 1, 2016.

Applicants should apply to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program using the online application system (SOLAA). To be considered for a Terra Foundation Fellowship, applicants must propose a primary advisor from SAAM. Only one application is necessary for all SAAM fellowships; applicants will automatically be considered in all relevant award categories. Applications will be evaluated on the quality of the proposed research project; its compatibility with Smithsonian collections, facilities, staff, and programs; and the applicant’s academic standing, scholarly qualifications, and experience.

The annual stipend for Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art is $32,700 at the predoctoral level and $48,000 at the postdoctoral and senior levels. Up to $4,000 is available for research travel; applicants must submit an itemized budget for consideration. An additional allowance may be provided to help with temporary relocation to the Smithsonian and the cost of health insurance. The Smithsonian Institution’s Office of International Relations will assist with arranging J-1 exchange visas for fellowship recipients who require them. For further information, please visit http://www.americanart.si.edu/research/opportunity/fellows/terra/ or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Research Fellowships: Smithsonian American Art Museum/Renwick Gallery, Washington, DC

The Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and its Renwick Gallery invite applications for research fellowships in the art and visual culture of the United States. Fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research. SAAM is home to one of the largest and most inclusive collections of American art in the world. Its artworks reveal the United States’ rich artistic and cultural history from the colonial period to today.

The annual fellowship stipend is $32,700 at the predoctoral level and $48,000 at the postdoctoral and senior levels. Up to $4,000 is available for research travel; applicants must submit an itemized budget for consideration. An additional allowance may be provided to help with temporary relocation to the Smithsonian and the cost of health insurance. Standard residencies are twelve months, but terms as short as one month are available with prorated stipends. All fellowship appointments should take place between June 1, 2017, and August 31, 2018.

Application deadline: December 1, 2016. Applicants should apply to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP) using the online application system (SOLAA). Applicants must propose a primary advisor from SAAM. Only one SIFP application is necessary; applicants will automatically be considered in all relevant award categories. Applications will be evaluated on the quality of the proposed research project; its compatibility with Smithsonian collections, facilities, staff, and programs; and the applicant’s academic standing, scholarly qualifications, and experience. The Smithsonian Institution’s Office of International Relations will assist with arranging J-1 exchange visas for fellowship recipients who require them. For further information, please visit http://www.americanart.si.edu/fellowships/ or e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Religious Studies

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Religion, Amherst College

The Department of Religion seeks a scholar of religion in the Americas for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in July 2017. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 44 percent of our students are domestic students of color. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. The candidate’s research and teaching interests should center upon religious traditions as located and developed in the Americas. The candidate should work in one or more of the following areas: Latin American religions, Native American religions, the Black Atlantic, global Christianity, African-American religious history, or the religion of U.S. immigrants. In addition to expertise in the field of religious studies, the candidate should have interests and expertise in theoretical approaches employed in the study of race and ethnicity, ethics and social justice, material culture, or diaspora studies. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment. Learn more about the department at
https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/religion

Amherst College is a private co-educational liberal arts college of 1,800 students and more than two hundred faculty located in the Connecticut River Valley of western Massachusetts and participates with Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges, and with the University of Massachusetts in the Five-College consortium.  An application letter, C.V., short writing sample, sample syllabus, teaching statement, and three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/35671.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.


Women's / Gender Studies

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Women’s Studies, University of Maryland

The Department of Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland announces a full-time tenure-track position for an Assistant Professor specializing in LGBTQ studies.  We invite applications from persons whose scholarly production falls within the more traditional meaning of monographs and refereed journal articles and those whose scholarship is evidenced in performative and other creative venues or in policy work. The successful candidate will be able to work across multiple disciplines and have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Critical Race, Queer, or Transgender Theory/Studies/Policy
  • Disability Studies/Crip Theory
  • Transnational Genders and Sexualities, esp. Masculinities Across Racial Lines
  • Gender and Sexuality in Performance Studies and Visual Culture

An academic unit of the College of Arts and Humanities, the Department of Women’s Studies is recognized as one of the leading programs in its field within the United States and beyond and will celebrate its fortieth-year anniversary as a department in 2017. The department includes a thriving and diverse program of LGBT studies, and so we seek a scholar who will be able to contribute significantly to curricular and programmatic development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. With eleven core faculty and more than eighty affiliate faculty, the department offers B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Women’s Studies, undergraduate certificates in LGBT Studies and 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, a flagship journal of interdisciplinary scholarship in our field, is housed on our campus. In addition to Feminist Studies, the department hosts the annual D.C. Queer Studies Symposium and the LGBT Lecture Series. The University of Maryland is situated in the greater metropolitan area connecting Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland and has access to an exceptional range of cultural, political, and social resources, including the executive offices of the National Women’s Studies Association. More information about the department can be found at http://wmst.umd.edu/.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree by the time of application.  Applicants should submit the following materials: a current curriculum vitae, the names of three references, a 3-4 page letter of application describing their research experience and interests, teaching experiences and interests, and academic and/or community service to https://ejobs.umd.edu (position number 115943). Additional information may be requested after submission. For best consideration please submit your materials by September 23, 2016.

If you have any questions you may contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. LaMonda Horton-Stallings, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

This search is contingent upon the availability of funds.

 

Open-Rank Professor: Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a scholar trained in social science methods whose research is non-US based. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose work focuses on the global south and is interdisciplinary in nature; transnational expertise is also welcome. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. in gender and sexuality studies or a social science-related field, including anthropology, economics, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology, by July 1, 2017 and be eligible to work in the United States.  Candidates at the Associate and full Professor rank must have a distinguished record of publication in the field.

The duties of this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; conducting research and other scholarly activities, including publishing in scholarly journals; and performing departmental and university service and other duties assigned by the University. The normal teaching load is 2/2. Diversity and inclusion are core values of Washington University, and the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students learn and thrive.

The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Washington University has a vibrant undergraduate major and minor, and a strong and expanding graduate certificate program. We currently have a core faculty of eight, and affiliated faculty across the humanities, in anthropology and sociology, and in law and social work. The department’s research strengths include race, gender and cultural studies, sexuality studies, and feminist and queer theory.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their scholarly qualifications and research; current curriculum vitae; teaching statement detailing their approach to teaching and to creating diverse and inclusive learning environments; and three (3) letters of recommendation to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  The committee will review applications until the position is filled, but applications should be received by October 1, 2016 to ensure full consideration.

Requests for additional information may be directed to Professor Andrea Friedman, Search Committee Chair, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is the University’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or genetic information.