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American Studies

Chairs, Deans, and Directors

Communication / Media

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Race, Ethnicity, and Media, Tulane University

The Department of Communication at Tulane University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank focusing on race and/or ethnicity and the ways it structures the production, distribution and/or consumption in U.S. media industries and institutions. We are especially interested in qualified applicants whose research addresses intersectionality, critical ethnic studies, television and technological convergence, and/or political economy. Review of applications will begin 7 November 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. All application materials should be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/37640


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: African American Literature and Culture, U. of South Carolina

The Department of English Language and Literature (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/engl/) and the African American Studies Program (http://artsandsciences.sc.edu/afra/) at the University of South Carolina invite applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship in African American Literature and Culture. Candidates should demonstrate an active engagement with the theories and methodologies currently informing the discipline of African American Studies and the study of African American literatures and cultures. These methodologies might include (but are not limited to) critical race, feminist, queer, postcolonial, psychoanalytic, rhetorical, and/or materialist approaches. We welcome applications from qualified candidates working in any genre or period. Regardless of specialization, the successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach core courses in the undergraduate African American Studies curriculum as well as contribute to major and graduate courses in his/her research area. A Ph.D. is required by time of appointment (August 2017).

To apply, please submit a CV, letter of interest, writing sample, and three confidential letters of recommendation to Qiana Whitted, Search Committee Chair, by following this link: https://apply.interfolio.com/39226

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of South Carolina’s main campus is located in the state capital, close to the mountains and the coast. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has designated the University of South Carolina as one of only 73 public and 32 private academic institutions with “very high research activity” and also lists USC as having strong focus on community engagement. The University has over 31,000 students on the main campus (and over 46,000 students system-wide), more than 350 degree programs, and a nationally-ranked library system that includes one of the nation’s largest public film archives.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Ethnic/Cultural Studies/Social Sciences

Open-Rank Professor: Asian American Studies, San José State University

The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences seeks to hire a faculty member whose specialization is in Asian American Studies with an open secondary area of competence. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. from an accredited university in Social Science or a related discipline by start of appointment; a commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; research productivity or potential, as might be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications or presentations; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and a commitment to program development. Desired qualifications include a strong record of teaching excellence, experience in program development, and a record of service. Those seeking advanced rank must show evidence of Asian American Studies program development, teaching, service, research, and publications appropriate to rank and tenure. Applicants should have an awareness and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse multicultural student population through training, teaching, or other similar experience.

The successful candidate is expected to teach the two-semester General Education course sequence: “Asian Americans in the US: Historical and Political Process” and a course in area of expertise. Other teaching related duties include developing new courses appropriate to an interdisciplinary department and General Education and program assessment.

Faculty at SJSU have a four course per semester teaching load; those on the tenure track can expect to have their teaching load reduced during their first years. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda as well as service and shared governance activities appropriate to rank. Candidate must address the needs of a student population that is diverse in terms of age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation. Attention to these needs can be demonstrated through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 21, 2017

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

Application Procedure: For full consideration submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three letters of reference with contact information by January 15, 2017 to apply.interfolio.com/36136.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID), 23727, on all correspondence.
Questions may be directed to: Interim Chair Carlos E. Garcia
Department of Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences San José State University
One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0122
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The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (SISS) offers BA degree programs in Sociology (concentrations in Community Change, Social Interaction, Race and Ethnic Studies, and Women, Gender, & Sexuality); Social Science (Multiple Subject and Single Subject Teacher Preparation); MA degree in Sociology; Minors in Asian American Studies, Sociology, Sociology of Education, and Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

San José State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. This policy applies to all San José State University students, faculty, and staff as well as University programs and activities. Reasonable accommodations are made for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose. Note that all San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The latest San José State University Safety 101 Uniform Campus Crime and Security Report is available.

You may request a copy of San José State University’s annual safety report by contacting the University Police Department at (408) 924-2222 or by visiting the University Police Department website at (http://www.sjsu.edu/police.)

Open-Rank Professor: Ethnic Studies, University of San Diego

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured professor of Ethnic Studies beginning in Fall 2017. Qualified candidates must hold a PhD or terminal degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field and have expertise in American Indian Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies. Specific areas of research are open; however, we are especially interested in work that addresses health, environmental justice, and/or decolonization. Applicants must have an active research agenda and be able to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in American Indian Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies; an ability to teach Introduction to Ethnic Studies is required. Demonstrated experience working with American Indian tribes and communities is strongly preferred.

The University of San Diego is a private Roman Catholic university that sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people. The San Diego region is the third most populated area for American Indians in California and is surrounded by four autonomous Indigenous nations: the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cupeño, and Cahuilla. These four nations, represented by 17 federally recognized tribes, make San Diego County home to the largest concentration of individual tribes in the United States. San Diego is also the second largest city in the state, near the busiest port of entry on an international border, and hosts significant ethnic, immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. Serving more than 5,500 undergraduate students, the university holds a commitment to advancing academic excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service. The Department of Ethnic Studies is a vibrant, interdisciplinary program that critically situates itself within this geopolitical site and engages students in the historical, cultural, and socioeconomic dynamics of race and ethnicity in US and transnational contexts. At the heart of our work is a commitment to applied social justice and community service learning that directly supports the values of Catholic Social Teaching. Cover letters should clearly state how the applicant fits within this larger pedagogical and programmatic vision.

A complete application will include:
1) Cover letter that includes relevant teaching experience, research, and experience working with American Indian communities
2) Teaching statement that describes teaching philosophy for a small, liberal arts Roman Catholic university
3) Curriculum Vitae
4) Sample course syllabi for both a lower-division Introduction to Ethnic Studies course and a lower- or upper-division American Indian Studies course
5) Writing sample (25-page max)
5) Three reference letters (emailed directly by your recommenders to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) )

To apply, please complete both of the following steps:
1. Submit your entire application as a single PDF file to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
2. All candidates much register as applicants for this position on USD’s online job site. Visit http://apptrkr.com/887045, select Job IRC 21914 and create a profile. Do not upload any application documents to this site. For assistance, contact Human Resources at (619) 260-4594 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

For full consideration, both steps must be completed and all materials received by December 2, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

May Fu, Search Committee Co-Chair
Persephone Lewis, Search Committee Co-Chair
Department of Ethnic Studies
University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, Maher Hall 210
San Diego, CA 92110
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(619) 260-2214

Visiting Assistant Professor: Asian American Studies, Northwestern University

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY invites applicants for a non-tenure line, 3-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Asian American Studies. We seek a candidate able to teach required introductory courses as well as both general and advanced seminars on topics emerging from their research areas. Responsibilities include: teaching six quarter-length courses annually with possible course reductions for additional service; program building; and collaborating with Asian American Studies students and faculty. This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment starting September 1, 2017.  Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, two sample syllabi, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations to asianamerican.northwestern.edu. Deadline to submit applications is January 9, 2017.

Inquiries may be sent to Search Chair at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: African American Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Assistant Professor, African American Studies, position 82681, 9-month appointment, permanent, tenure-track, general funds, full time in the Dept. of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawaii at Manoa to begin August 1, 2017, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

Duties: Teach undergraduate courses in Ethnic Studies on African American history and contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues in African American communities in the continental United States and Hawaiʻi; race theory; contemporary African diasporas in comparative perspective; popular culture, and other courses as needed. Advise and mentor undergraduate students. Develop and sustain community-based partnerships. Seek extramural funding. The successful candidate shall maintain an active program of research and scholarly publication that integrates innovative theoretical analyses with empirical work, and contribute to the Oceanic focus of the Ethnic Studies Department and the University’s excellence in Hawaiian, Asian, and Pacific studies.  Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Earned PhD degree in ethnic studies, social sciences or humanities by July 31, 2017. Demonstrated ability to teach and conduct research on African American history and contemporary social, cultural, economic and political issues in African American communities. Evidence of excellent research and writing productivity; involvement in African American communities; and mentorship of undergraduate students with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Ability to contribute to the Oceanic focus of the Ethnic Studies Department. Ability to work collaboratively with diverse faculty.

Desirable Qualifications: Strong track record of university-level teaching, and publication related to African American history and contemporary issues, race theory, the African diaspora, and Black popular culture. Evidence of commitment to research and teaching on racialization and Blackness in Hawaiʻi and the Pacific.

Salary Range: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To Apply: Please visit this website: http://surveys.socialsciences.hawaii.edu/ework/ and upload a cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; a curriculum vitae; a sample of scholarly work (no more than 8,000 words); and official transcripts (copies are acceptable; however, official transcripts will be required upon hire). Arrange to have three position-specific letters of recommendation from academics addressed to: Monisha Das Gupta, Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, George Hall 301, 2560 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822 and emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Application materials will not be returned.

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin January 10, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Complete applications received by that date will be given priority. The University of Hawaiʻi is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action Employer.

Inquiries: Monisha Das Gupta (808) 956-2914, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Faculty Position: Latina/o Studies, The Evergreen State College

The Evergreen State College welcomes applications for a full-time, regular* faculty position starting in the 2017/18 academic year.  We seek a colleague who is broadly trained in U.S. Latina/o Studies with an emphasis in social science, especially political economy and social movements.  Particular areas of emphasis may include (but need not be limited to): border/migration studies, immigration and labor, gender and racial justice, Chicana/o or U.S. Latina/o movements, civil and/or economic rights, immigration history, law and/or policy, Latina/os in the world system, and/or community-based teaching and learning. The successful candidate will be an insightful instructor with the ability to make interdisciplinary connections within and beyond the social sciences. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels, and to working with diverse and underrepresented populations.

While we seek primary training in U.S. Latina/o Studies with an emphasis in social science, we welcome in-depth expertise in any one of the following disciplines: Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Studies of Mexico or another Latin American country, Race, Class, Feminist/Gender Studies, LatinxQueer Studies, Indigenous Studies, Labor Studies, Environmental Justice Studies, Economics, Geography, Sociology, History, Law, or Political Science.

*Regular is equivalent to tenure-track at other colleges.  A complete description of the continuing contract and conversion process can be found in the Collective Bargaining Agreement, article 11.

Minimum Qualifications
*Ph.D. in U.S. Latina/o Studies or any Social Science field OR Masters in U.S. Latina/o Studies or any Social Science field + minimum of 2 years’ experience (such experience might include advocating, organizing, teaching, community education, community-based research, etc.).
*Capacity to make interdisciplinary connections.
*Experience working with diverse and underrepresented populations.
*Proof of, or potential for, distinction in teaching.
*Demonstrable commitment to undergraduate teaching at all levels.

Preferred Qualifications
*Experience teaching courses in Latina/o Studies.
*Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing social justice and equity.
*College level teaching experience.
*Ability to work collaboratively.

Review of complete applications begins January 9, 2017.  We will continue to accept applications until finalists are selected.

To apply, please submit the following information on our website:
*Contact Information
*Affirmative Action

In addition, submit the following items as email attachment(s) to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
*Curriculum vitae
*Letter of application
*1-2 page statement of your teaching philosophy and practice. Please focus specifically on your understanding and experience of interdisciplinary study and what you believe should distinguish a liberal arts education today.
*1-2 page statement of your experience and/or practice with diversity and equity issues (more information is available on our website).
*Examples of scholarly work or public intellectual work.
*Three names and contact information for professional colleagues; two of which must submit letters of reference (letters of reference may be submitted via regular mail or email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).
*Optional: Student evaluations and/or letters of support from current and/or former students.

For questions regarding this position, contact us at (360) 867-6861 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Visiting Assistant Professorship: Latina and Latino Studies, Northwestern University

The Latina and Latino Studies Program (LLSP) at Northwestern University invites applicants for a non-tenure line, two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position. We seek a candidate trained in the humanities, social sciences, or ethnic studies whose research and teaching interests are not yet represented in LLSP. While areas of specialization are open, we are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on Latina/o/x media, Afrolatinidades, or Central Americans in the U.S.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities include: teaching in their area of specialization; working closely with the Director of LLSP in program building and advising undergraduate majors and minors. A full-time appointment load is six quarter-length courses or their equivalent; two course reductions per year will be associated with the position. This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment housed in LLSP starting September 1, 2017. Ph.D. required by May 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should submit the following materials via our online system: Visiting Assistant Professor in Latina and Latino Studies
1. A cover letter
2. A curriculum vitae
3. A statement of teaching interests and philosophy (two-page maximum)
4. Two sample syllabi (under “other documents” in the online system)
5. Three recommendation letters

The deadline to submit applications is January 15, 2017 (11:59 p.m. EST). All candidates must use the online application process to apply.

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. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Questions can be directed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Latina and Latino Studies Program Website: latinostudies.northwestern.edu

Dissertation Fellowship: African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS), Boston College

DEADLINE: 15 January 2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Boston College’s African & African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) announces its dissertation fellowship competition.  Scholars working in any discipline in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with projects focusing on any topic within African and/or African Diaspora Studies, are eligible to apply.  We seek applicants pursuing innovative, preferably interdisciplinary, projects in dialogue with critical issues and trends within the field.

This 2017/2018 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend; access to highly subsidized health insurance through Boston College; a $1,500 research budget; and a fully equipped, shared office.  The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course. The fellow will also be compensated for teaching the course with a taxable service stipend.

The fellow will have full access to BC’s seven libraries as well as several rare book and manuscript collections.  Of particular interest is the Nicholas M. Williams Caribbeana Collection, consisting of materials from and about Africa, Jamaica, and the British West Indies.  The fellow can also benefit from the Apprenticeship in College Teaching and Dissertation Bootcamp programs—both of which are completely voluntary—as well as events and installations sponsored by programs in International Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Islamic Civilization and Societies, and the internationally renowned McMullen Museum.

Applications must include: 1) a 3000 word project proposal that includes a plan for completion and description of how this fellowship will assist the applicant in achieving future professional goals, 2) a 25 page MAXIMUM writing sample, 3) a CV, and 4) three letters of recommendation, one of which must be from the dissertation advisor.  Eligible applicants must be ABD by the start of the fellowship year.

Submit all application materials - including letters of recommendation - by Sunday, 15 January 2017 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/39450

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, individuals from historically underrepresented groups and individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.

Government / Public Policy



Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, CA State University

Position Announcement
The faculty of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department/Program for Accelerated College Education in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a tenure track position in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies/Program for Accelerated College Education in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Duties include teaching upper-level undergraduate humanities courses in American literature (broadly defined) and culture for the major and General Education (in person and online); pursuing a program of active scholarly ; student advising; curriculum development; working with community partners; student recruitment; and assuming department, college and university committee responsibilities.

The Department
The department offers a single degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with four Areas of Concentration: American Studies, Comparative Cultures, Environmental Studies, and Global Studies as well as a complementary group of minors. It is not only a rigorous upper division academic program that values a broad-based Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum but also a degree completion program designed to help working adults attain their baccalaureate degrees. IDS/PACE serves a student population that is diverse across all factors, including race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, and age. The department maintains an active presence in the university and in the community through partnerships with local community colleges and public-sector employers.

Background Checks
The successful candidate is required to complete a thorough background check and the employment offer can be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying or falsified information.

Minimum Qualifications
*    Ph.D. in English, American Studies, or related field in hand by August 15, 2017
*    Evidence of a minimum of two years of effective solo (non-teaching assistant) college teaching experience
*    Ability to teach upper division humanities courses at the undergraduate level
*    Ability to teach courses in one or more of the following specializations: the literature and culture of the American West, Los, Angeles, the Pacific Rim, Environmental Literature, Borderlands, U.S Ethnic literature, and the Digital Humanities
*    Evidence of successful research and scholarly production
*    Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including adoption of appropriate pedagogical strategies for diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications
*    Evidence of successful online instruction
*    Demonstrated experience in department/college/university service
*    Demonstrated experience with pedagogies that promote student success, retention, and graduation.

The University
CSU Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system.  CSU Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive public university located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.  With approximately 300 full-time faculty, the University serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students in an urban setting.

How to Apply
While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016.

Register your online application/s at https://my.csudh.edu/psp/paaprd/EMPLOYEE/HDHPRD/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL and have the following documents as a single file by December 31, 2016:

  *  Current Curricula Vitae
  *  Cover letter
  *  List of 3 references with contact information
  *  A Statement on Teaching*
  *  A Statement on Research*
  *  One sample Publication
  *  Teaching Evaluations

*These statements should demonstrate how the candidate’s commitment to diversity is reflected in their teaching and scholarship.

Instructions on how to submit a single document link:

Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and sample syllabi directly to the email address: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or you may mail directly to:

Anne Soon Choi, Ph.D., MPH, MSW
Chair, Search Committee
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies/Program for Accelerated College Education
Small College 130
CSU, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747

California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the CSU Dominguez Hills Human Resources Office (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at http://www.csudh.edu/dhpd/, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3693.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.

Full and Part-Time Lecturers: History and Literature, Harvard University

The Committee on Degrees in History and Literature at Harvard University seeks Full-Time and Part-Time Lecturers beginning academic year 2017-2018. Lecturers in History and Literature teach across our six undergraduate fields of study: American Studies, Latin American Studies, European Studies, the Medieval World, the Early Modern World, and the Modern World. We are especially interested in candidates whose research interests include race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality, comparative or transnational approaches, and who can teach multiple geographic areas and historical periods. Minimum Requirements: strong interdisciplinary background; doctoral degree and teaching experience; ability to design and execute interdisciplinary tutorial programs for sophomores and juniors, as well as direct senior honors theses; ability to advise students on curricular matters, to evaluate examinations, essays and senior theses, and to conduct senior oral examinations. Lecturer positions normally are for three years, the second two years contingent upon a successful performance review in the first year.  Please submit a cover letter, a c.v., an article-length writing sample, and the names and contact information of three references along with the application form at http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7275 . Deadline for application: January 16, 2017. Candidates who advance to the interview stage will be asked to submit letters of recommendation on short notice. Please notify your recommenders and be prepared to send the letters through Interfolio or other means.  Harvard is 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.

Lewis-Sebring Visiting (Assistant or Associate) Professor: Education Studies, Amherst College

Amherst College invites applications for a full-time three-year appointment at the rank of visiting assistant or associate professor in U.S. education studies.  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; forty-four 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.

This position is open to scholars who work in any liberal arts discipline. We encourage applications from candidates interested in all areas of U.S. education but require knowledge of K-12 U.S. schooling. We favor a broadly conceived approach to the social, cultural, and/or political dimensions of education studies.  We particularly seek candidates with a vision and interest in thinking about how an education studies program might complement and enhance Amherst’s existing liberal arts curriculum. A strong research agenda and a commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting with a diverse student population are essential.

In addition to advancing an active research agenda, the successful candidate will teach two courses each semester, will collaborate with existing faculty to develop foundational courses in education studies; and may direct senior honors theses.

Applicants should hold an advanced degree by the time of appointment. To apply, please submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/39260 a letter of application, CV, syllabi for a course relevant to education studies, one writing sample not to exceed thirty pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin January 5, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.  Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply. The college is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Art DeMuro Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Historic Preservation, The University of Oregon

The University of Oregon Historic Preservation Program invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as the Art DeMuro Assistant Professor in Historic Preservation to begin in September 2017.  This position is based at UO’s Portland campus.

The successful candidate for this position will have begun a record of relevant and innovative research and professional practice in one or more of the following areas: Cultural Resource Management, Building Sciences, and Heritage Conservation.  The Program seeks candidates who demonstrate an understanding of the role of preservation in addressing issues of cultural diversity and who will have an interest in broadening the field to incorporate underrepresented constituencies.  A strong interest in the West or Pacific Northwest region is desirable, and the Program seeks candidates with the ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and communities of diverse backgrounds. Qualifications include a terminal graduate degree from an accredited institution which must be attained before September 15, 2017 (doctoral degree or master’s degree as expected in the candidate’s academic field), preferably in historic preservation or a closely related field.

The UO Historic Preservation Program resides within the School of Architecture & Allied Arts (A&AA).  With the support of a major individual gift, the Program recently relocated from the University’s main campus in Eugene to its new headquarters in the 1883 cast iron front White Stag Building in the Old Town district of Portland.  The new location houses state-of-the-art facilities - library, classrooms, studios, offices, conference facilities, and woodshop/lab - that will elevate the educational experience for the Historic Preservation Program.  The city of Portland offers faculty and students a vast laboratory of physical and cultural landmarks, a strong network of professional practitioners, and significant resources for research, including the Oregon Historical Society archives and the Architectural Heritage Center’s collection of historic building components.  For more information, see http://hp.uoregon.edu.

TO APPLY:  Applications should be submitted via Academic Jobs Online:


The position will be open until filled.  Review of applications will begin in January 2017

Please direct inquiries to James M. Buckley, Associate Professor (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address))

Museum Studies

Music, Fine Arts, and Art History

Visiting Artist-in-Residence: Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS), Stanford University

The department of Theater and Performance Studies (TAPS) and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) are seeking a three-year visiting Artist-in-Residence with expertise in Dance Practice. Expertise teaching a range of classes in black and African diasporic dance practices (including traditional and contemporary techniques,) dancemaking and performance, as well as repertory in the contexts of social and cultural issues related to African diasporic dance traditions required. Experience in helping to shape a presence for dance in a university highly desirable.  In addition to teaching studio courses for TAPS and IDA, the candidate will have a leadership role as Artistic Director for the Institute for Diversity in the Arts / Committee on Black Performing Arts and as a mentor for undergraduate students dance and performance projects. The candidate will also help program events that bring artists and arts events to campus with a vision toward bridging the academic practice of dance with its role as a medium of social change in communities and the profession beyond campus. The appointment will begin Autumn 2017. 

The Department of Theater & Performance Studies (TAPS) is an interdisciplinary department that engages many facets of live performance, from traditional theater, to experimental performance, dance and Dance Studies. It functions as the campus hub for engaged scholarship and practice in dance, theater, and performance. The Institute for Diversity in the Arts is an interdisciplinary program in the humanities that involves students in the study of culture, identity and diversity through artistic expression. Its mission is to create, support and advance powerful, collaborative and transformative arts practice and arts leadership by supporting student-artists as they explore the rigors of creativity and by exposing students to the leaders, artists and cultural workers changing our world. 


Teaching: The candidate will be involved in all levels of a diverse curriculum. Teaching a wide range of black and African diasporic dance practices. Possible additional teaching of an occasional lecture course in Dance Studies in a way that forwards the candidate’s own research.
Mentoring: The candidate will cultivate and maintain active mentoring relationships with students across the university and view student work and concerts. The candidate will work through the Institute for Diversity in the Arts to develop and implement a vision for students and others participating in the Committee on Black Performing Arts. The candidate will also develop and maintain connections with other dance programs in the region as well as participating in the recruitment and retention of students to classes and the dance minor and contributing to curricular development and programming innovations.


Advanced professional degree (M.A., MFA, PhD) and/or exceptional record of creative achievement. University teaching experience a plus and established expertise in Black dance practices essential.

The Successful candidate:

Is a practicing artist with a deep commitment to teaching.
Has substantial experience teaching university students, many of whom may be new to dance as a novel experience outside their major.
Has an ongoing commitment to advancing the profession of dance and demonstrates an understanding of current ideas about teaching including new pedagogic models and strategies for engaging underrepresented populations.
Can engage, educate and facilitate dialogue between dance and non-dance communities within and outside of academic settings.

Applicants must submit the following:
1. letter of application
2. CV
3. statement of teaching philosophy (specify dance courses taught)
4. sample syllabus
5. Links to 15 minutes of video materials showing choreographic and/or performing expertise.

To receive full consideration, application materials and reference letters must be received by January 20, 2017

Apply online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/8282

Please direct any questions to: Patrice O’Dwyer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

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