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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

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.


Full-Time Lecturer: American Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The American Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a non-tenure-track, 9-month, full-time position as a Lecturer in American Studies beginning August 15, 2017. 

Eligible applicants must have a minimum of a Master’s degree in American Studies or a related field with an emphasis in American cultural, social, historical, or digital studies, with experience teaching American Studies at the postsecondary level. Qualified candidates will exhibit: 1) a commitment to excellent teaching; 2) the ability to teach a variety of American Studies courses that support the undergraduate minor, including writing intensive and oral communication courses; 3) an interest in, or experience with, incorporating technology into teaching and learning; and, 4) strong interpersonal and organizational abilities, with advising experience preferred. The American Studies Program values diversity and applicants who understand the interdisciplinary influences, cultural complexity, and multiple perspectives that inform American Studies. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and advising.

Responsibilities as Lecturer in American Studies include teaching three courses each semester, with responsibility for advising American Studies minors, completing graduation audits for the minor, attending undergraduate coordinator and advisor meetings, and assisting with course scheduling, learning assessments, speaker events, and other assignments related to the American Studies Program.

Applications must be submitted electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu/ using position number 2484. The following documents should be uploaded: a letter of interest responding to the job qualifications and description; a CV; an unofficial graduate transcript; sample syllabi; and a statement of teaching philosophy and working with students. Applicants must arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation sent to search committee chair: Dr. Jeffrey Leak, Department of English, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd Charlotte, NC 28223. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Paula Eckard, Director of American Studies, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Candidates invited to interview will be asked to provide a teaching portfolio to the search committee and an official transcript from their academic institution addressed to Dr. Nancy Gutierrez, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223.

Applications will be reviewed starting October 10, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.  UNC Charlotte strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. Therefore, we celebrate diversity that includes but is not limited to ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. 

Applicants are subject to a criminal background check.  AA/EOE.

To learn more about the American Studies Program at UNC Charlotte, visit our web site.


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/


Communication / Media

Tenure-Track Faculty Position: Journalism, Boston College

Boston College invites applications in an open-discipline search for a tenure-track position that will contribute to our growing journalism program. The appointment, beginning in Fall 2017, is anticipated to be at the level of Assistant Professor; in exceptional cases, a higher-level appointment may be considered. The holder of this position, based in the appropriate home department in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, will help design and lead a new interdisciplinary journalism minor.

QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to candidates with an advanced degree (Ph.D., M.F.A., and equivalents) as well as meaningful experience in journalism, a significant scholarly record, and the capacity to teach and collaborate in a liberal arts curriculum that features several interdisciplinary programs.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Submit letter of application, CV, writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and three letters of reference to apply.interfolio.com/37516. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016.
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For help signing up, accessing your account, or submitting your application please check out our help and support section or get in touch via email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or phone at (877) 997-8807.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Electronic Media, Washington University in St. Louis

The Program in Film & Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis is seeking to fill a tenure-track appointment in electronic media studies at the level of assistant professor. The position will start in fall 2017 and involves a joint appointment with African and African-American Studies or the Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, with 75% of duties in FMS and a 25% appointment in the other academic unit.

We seek candidates with a strong record of qualitative-based scholarly research that centralizes electronic media, whether in the form of television, video games, social media, or the internet. The position requires compelling teaching in undergraduate and graduate courses, the ability to situate electronic media within cultural and historical contexts, and a commitment to vibrant intellectual exchange across disciplinary boundaries. The successful candidate will take primary responsibility for offering FMS’s History of Electronic Media course and advanced seminars such as Theories of Mass Media and Histories of Media Convergence. The normal teaching load is two courses per semester. In addition to teaching, duties of this position include: conducting research and other scholarly activities, including publishing in scholarly journals, performing departmental and university service, and other duties assigned by the University. 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.

A PhD in film or media studies or a closely related field, in-hand by the start of the appointment, is required. A complete application will consist of letter of interest describing the candidate’s scholarly qualifications and how these relate to FMS and to either AFAS or WGSS; curriculum vitae; writing sample; teaching statement; evidence of teaching excellence such as syllabi, faculty observations or student evaluations; and three letters of recommendation. To apply please visit our website at https://jobs.wustl.edu and apply to job posting number 34630. The committee will review applications until the position is filled, but applications should be received by November 15, 2016 to ensure full consideration. Email inquiries about the application process to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Requests for additional information about the position may be directed to Professor Gaylyn Studlar, Electronic Media Search Committee, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


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.


Asst. Prof., Tenure-Track: African American Lit and Culture, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The Department of English at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position in African American Literature and Culture to begin September 1, 2017. Candidates with expertise in the long 19th and early 20th century, digital humanities, gender and sexuality studies, drama and performance studies, and poetry are especially encouraged to apply. 2/2 teaching load with undergraduate and graduate level coursework.

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

http://www.umass.edu/english

Requirements:

Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field, excellent scholarly promise, evidence of excellent teaching, and commitment to service.

Online application:http:///umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=74995

To apply submit the following materials: a cover letter, vita, a 25-page sample of written work (as PDF), and the names and email contact information for three references.

All application materials must be received by Oct. 14 to ensure consideration.

After receiving acknowledgment, applicants will be notified to contact their referees to submit letters.

Application materials will not be returned.

Additional Information:

The university is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual’s record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.

We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.


Assistant Professor of English: Multi-ethnic US Literatures, specialization in Latino/a Literature

The English department at Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in multi-ethnic U.S. literatures, with a specialization in Latino/a literature. Applicants should demonstrate an ability to teach introductory English classes that emphasize close reading and an attention to style and form. Faculty responsibilities include teaching three classes each semester, with no composition; ongoing, peer-reviewed scholarly publication; and service to the department and university. Candidates must exhibit a commitment to the ideals of Jesuit liberal arts undergraduate education. Ph.D. required by August 2017. Salary is competitive, with strong support for faculty development.

Loyola University Maryland is an urban, selective, Jesuit Catholic institution in the liberal arts tradition. The University is committed to intellectual excellence and social justice as it prepares students for lives in a diverse and changing world. Recognized as a leading independent, comprehensive university in the northeastern United States, Loyola enrolls over 4,000 students in its undergraduate programs and about 2,000 students in its graduate programs. In recent years, it has expanded and diversified its academic programs, including the addition of an interdisciplinary minor in Latin American and Latino Studies. The University also offers popular study abroad programs or exchanges in over twenty countries. Loyola is committed to fostering an inclusive environment and seeks applicants from all backgrounds who can contribute to its educational mission. It is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups. Additional information is available at http://www.loyola.edu.

To apply, go to http://www.loyola.edu/careers to complete the online form. At that time, applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests, writing sample, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. In addition, please have three letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Paul Lukacs at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The deadline for priority application review is October 21, 2016. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the MLA annual meeting in Philadelphia in January, 2017.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/v4mm43ts47


Assistant Professor, Tenure-track: English and the Study of Women & Gender, Smith College

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender (SWG) and the Department of English Language & Literature at Smith College invite applications for an equally shared joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin July 2017. We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race, gender, and sexuality in literary and/or visual texts in the contemporary United States.

Successful candidates will demonstrate command of key methodological and theoretical perspectives in both gender studies and literary studies. We are particularly interested in candidates who work in women of color feminisms, Native and indigenous studies, Arab American and Latin@/x Studies; comparative work is welcome. Desirable additional fields or areas of strength include critical race theory, queer theory, drama and performance. We expect the successful candidate to have excellent preparation in literary texts from the twentieth century (and after), and interdisciplinary graduate training and teaching experience in women and gender studies. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is expected by the time of appointment.

The new hire would teach two courses each year in SWG and two in English. Both programs offer considerable freedom in curricular design. In SWG the successful candidate must be prepared to teach SWG 150, the major’s interdisciplinary, team-taught introductory course. In English, the successful candidate would teach a balance of introductory, intermediate, and advanced seminar level courses.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women’s college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. Tenure-track faculty members enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life and broad collegial opportunities.

Submit applications here with a letter of application, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016. Interviews with semifinalists will be held via video conference in early January 2017.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, administration, staff, and curriculum is crucial to the mission and vision for the College. We are committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in the application process for individuals with disabilities and encourage applicants to request any needed accommodation(s). We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status.

Smith College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


Open Rank, Tenure-Track: Literatures & Media of Africa & the African Diaspora, University of Oregon

The University of Oregon’s English Department invites applications for a tenure-track position of open rank in literatures and media of Africa and the African diaspora, to begin in fall 2017.  We seek candidates specializing in the cultural productions of one or more locations in Africa and/or Africa and the African diaspora in any period. A commitment to excellence in scholarship and teaching as well as a demonstrated commitment to engaging with a diverse student body in research, teaching and service are required. Competitive applicants will be capable of outstanding research and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are especially interested in scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths in interdisciplinary literary studies and multimedia scholarship on race, ethnicity, empire and imperialism, and (post)colonial and (trans)national cultural formations. We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in British, American, and Anglophone literature and media, as well as in environmental humanities, queer and gender studies, rhetoric, disability studies, comic studies, and folklore. The department plays a key role in a robust major in Cinema Studies, and in two new interdisciplinary graduate certificates; New Media and Culture, and Politics, Identity and Culture. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds, especially those with a demonstrated commitment to engaging with African American students in research, teaching and service. We also encourage applications from scholars who have ties with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) as well as scholars with extensive research and service connections in African American communities.

In order to enhance the prospects for rich intellectual collaboration on the literatures, media, and cultures of Africa and the African diaspora at the University of Oregon, the English department is participating in a cluster hire in African American studies that includes African American History (Department of History), Black Feminist Theory (Department of Women’s and Gender Studies), and Literatures and Media of Africa and the African Diaspora (Department of English). These three open-rank searches for tenure-track faculty will bring at least three scholars to a campus expanding its existing expertise in African American Studies in the contexts of Africa and the African diaspora in twenty-five departments and across six schools and colleges.  We seek to create a cohort of scholars with complementary strengths and shared interests who will help us work toward establishing a comprehensive curriculum in Black Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, and whose scholarship and teaching will enhance the study of race and ethnicity at UO and beyond.

Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. in English or related field in hand by time of appointment.

Salary is competitive.

Candidates are asked to apply on line at http://www.academicjobsonline.org by submitting an application letter, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of approximately 20 pages, and three letters of recommendation by November 15, or until the post has been filled. If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. For full posting and application directions, see http://www.hr.uoregon.edu/jobs

The University of Oregon is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who share our commitment to diversity.


Associate/Full Professor: Early U.S. and African/a Literatures and Cultures, Oregon State University

The School of Writing, Literature, and Film at Oregon State University seeks to hire an established scholar specializing in eighteenth- or nineteenth-century literature with a combination of the following areas of interest: early U.S., circumatlantic, and African/a literatures and cultures.

This position will help build the School’s research profile and curriculum in areas involving the diasporic connection of Africa to the United States. To that end, it carries a modest annual endowment to be used for program building.

Oregon State University is a Carnegie R1 institution. Research expectations include publication of original scholarship in the areas described above. Teaching expectations include assignments in ENG 253: Survey of American Literature to 1900; ENG 211: Literatures of the World: Africa; and other courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as appropriate to the interests and expertise of the individual holding the position.

Initial application includes (1) a CV; and (2) a two-page statement describing how the applicant’s profile matches the desiderata of the position. Names of references will also be submitted, but no referees will be contacted without the express permission of applicants at a later stage of review.

Full details and application link available at: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/30823

Questions can be directed to: Peter Betjemann/Director, School of Writing, Literature, and Film/peter.betjemann@oregonstate.edu/(541) 737-1634


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.

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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).


John Professorship/Director of the Center for Urban Research: Marquette University

Marquette University seeks a scholar of urban studies to fill an endowed professorship and to serve as Director of the Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach. The center fosters scholarship and teaching on urban studies across the Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences, and promotes community engagement. The John Professor will hold tenure in the Departments of History, Political Science, or Social and Cultural Sciences (which includes Sociology, Anthropology, Criminology, Social Welfare and Justice). A joint appointment may be sought. The Director reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The area of scholarship may include but is not limited to: race, poverty, social movements, the environment and sustainability, urban planning and development, and/or carceral reform.

Successful applicants will have:
—a scholarly record reflecting a tenured associate or full professor in their field.
—administrative experience.
—vision for implementing relevant, campus-wide public programming and outreach in urban settings.
—a commitment to research and teaching.
—a record of success in obtaining and administering grants.

In addition to administering the center, the John Professor will teach two courses per year in their field. Salary is commensurate with experience and rank.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ph.D. with four-seven years of college teaching experience. Demonstrated evidence of teaching effectiveness and advancing scholarship commensurate with the appointment to a senior rank with tenure.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Prior administrative experience.
2. Proven success in winning external funding.

Special Instructions to Applicants
All applications for this position must be received through Marquette University’s electronic recruiting system at the following link: https://employment.marquette.edu/postings/6638

Please attach 1) a letter of application; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) a one-page vision statement for the Center for Urban Research, Teaching, and Outreach (called “Other document” in the system); 4) a Statement on Teaching Philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness; 5) unofficial transcripts. Also, three letters of recommendation—at least one of which must address the candidate’s administrative experience—may be attached to an email sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or mailed via USPS to:

Sam Harshner
History Department
Marquette University
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881

The deadline for applications is November 15, 2016.

Marquette University, an EOE that values diversity, is a Jesuit, Catholic university with a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our campus is located in downtown Milwaukee, WI, a racially diverse city with convenient access to many government and private and nonprofit agencies, and ripe with opportunity for community engagement and research. Find out more about the city at http://choosemilwaukee.com/. We seek candidates who understand and respect the University’s Mission Statement, which can be found at http://www.marquette.edu/about/mission.shlml. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Social Justice and Carcerality, University of Colorado Boulder

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full time, tenure-track assistant professor position in social justice and carcerality studies (an interdisciplinary field that examines confinement in settings such as prisons, reservations, and plantations; the social and cultural conditions leading to criminalization and imprisonment; and bodily coercion in border policing and human trafficking) to begin in Fall 2017. We are particularly interested in applications from scholars focusing on borderlands and Latinx or Chican@ populations, however, the area of specialization for this position is open. In line with building our newly established Ph.D. program in Comparative Ethnic Studies, we welcome comparative, interdisciplinary, and intersectional approaches and innovative theoretical perspectives.

Preferred Research Areas: Race, gender, and prisons, border policing, and human trafficking, with a focus on Latinx and comparative ethnic studies.

Application deadline:  Review of Applications will begin on October 14, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

Qualifications:
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.

Responsibilities:
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 22, 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 December 1, 2016 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.

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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.)


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Quantitative Methods and Statistics, San José State University

Qualifications:
Required qualifications for this position include a doctorate in sociology or a related field from an accredited university by the start of the appointment; training in quantitative methods and statistics; a commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; research potential, as might be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications or presentations; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Desired qualifications include a background in applied research, strong record of teaching excellence, experience teaching research methods and statistics, and a record of service.
Applicants should have an awareness and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse multicultural student population through training, teaching, or other similar experience.

Responsibilities:
The successful applicant will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in research methods and statistics, and develop courses in program evaluation or applied sociological research. Other teaching related duties include General Education and program assessment. Faculty at SJSU have a four course per semester teaching load; new faculty can expect to have their teaching load reduced during their first years. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda and participating in service and 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 22, 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 October 15, 2016 to apply.interfolio.com/36137.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID), 23730, 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 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.)


Postdoctoral Research Associate: Racial Inequality, Brown University

DESCRIPTION: Brown University invites applications for a two­year Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by the Watson Institute for International & Public Affairs and the Center for the Study of Race & Ethnicity in America. We seek a scholar with interests in racial inequality/structural racism in the post 1970s U.S. in areas such as: urban poverty, social and cultural theories of racism, gender, segregation, housing or welfare.

The successful candidate will teach one course per year in a Watson Institute related program, collaborate on the vision, design and implementation of CSREA programming related to his/her research areas each year on a key topic in contemporary racial inequality studies, and be expected to actively participate in the intellectual life of CSREA (including regular participation in the CSREA research seminar), the Watson Institute and the University as a whole.

QUALIFICATIONS: Scholars with a Ph.D. in Sociology, American Studies, Political Science, History, Social Theory, African­American Studies or a related discipline in the Humanities or Social Sciences will be considered. Dissertation must be signed by August 1, 2017.

INSTRUCTIONS: Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, writing sample (15­20 pp), a personal statement (1 page) and the names and addresses of three referees through the Interfolio posting: https://apply.interfolio.com/36251. The application deadline is November 15th, 2016. Review of applications will begin November 17th, 2016, and final notifications are expected to go out by March, 2017. This two­year Postdoctoral Research Associate appointment will be effective August 1, 2017, and is not renewable.

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


Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship: Asian American Studies, Wellesley College

Wellesley College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian American studies, to begin Fall 2017. Candidates should have received the Ph.D. within the past three years. Preference will be given to the fields of history, ethnic studies, American Studies, anthropology, and sociology. The Fellow will have a relationship with the Newhouse Center for the Humanities at Wellesley College. The Fellow will teach one course in each semester of the fellowship, including an introductory course in Asian American Studies. The Fellow will also be expected to advise students and participate in programming for American Studies. The fellowship includes eligibility for research and travel awards.

Please submit only in electronic form the following: a letter of application, a c.v., a graduate school transcript, a brief statement of teaching experience and research interests, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation (the online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly), to https://career.wellesley.edu. Applications must be received by December 1, 2016. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our online application system, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wellesley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.


Faculty Position(s): Inequality, Power, and Social Justice, University of California, Merced

University of California, Merced is recruiting between one and four Assistant, Associate, or Full Professors as part of a cluster hire in the area of Inequality, Power, and Social Justice focused on issues related to 1) Identity, Experience, and Representation and 2) Structural and Institutional Inequality.  We seek scholars whose work traces and troubles the construction, flow, leavening and distribution of economic, political, social and moral power; inequality, markets, capital, and commodities; as well as social justice, humanitarianism, and human rights in post/colonial societies as seen through Anglophone literary, cultural, and/or performative production and their translations.  Apply at: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00389


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.

apply.interfolio.com/36934


Tenure-Track, Open-Rank Faculty Position: History of the Pacific Islands, University of Utah

The Department of History at the University of Utah seeks to appoint a tenure-line faculty member, rank open, in the history of the Pacific Islands, of Pacific Islanders in the U.S. West, or of colonialism/imperialism in the Pacific Islands. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research and teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. This position is part of a larger University-wide initiative in Pacific Islander Studies and includes the expectation of community engagement.  Candidates with experience working in collaboration with Pacific Islander communities are especially encouraged to apply. Applications should include a letter of application, a c.v., and a writing sample and should be submitted online by October 24, 2016, attention Janet Theiss, search committee chair.  Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


2017/18 Dianne Woest Fellowship in the Arts and Humanities: The Historic New Orleans Collection

The Historic New Orleans Collection is now accepting applications for the 2017/18 Woest Fellowship. The fellowship supports scholarly research on the history and culture of Louisiana and the Gulf South. While THNOC resources should play a central role in the proposed research agenda, fellows are also encouraged to explore other research facilities in the Greater New Orleans area.

The Woest Fellowship is open to doctoral candidates, academic and museum professionals, and independent scholars. U.S. citizenship is not required, but applicants should be fluent in English.  Fellows will be expected to acknowledge The Collection in any published work drawing on fellowship research. Applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or any other protected status.

Stipend: The fellowship includes a stipend of $4,000. Fellows may select their period(s) of residence, but all research must commence and conclude during the specified fellowship term (April 1, 2017-March 31, 2018).

Deadline: Applications for the 2017/18 Woest Fellowship are due November 1, 2016. Recipients will be announced February 1, 2017.

To Apply: Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with The Collection’s resources by visiting the Williams Research Center page and browsing our holdings via our online public access catalog. Fellowship applications may be downloaded from the website. For more information, consult our FAQ, or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Historic New Orleans Collection gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Dianne Audrey Woest (1935-2003), a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University, former president of the New Orleans Council for International Visitors, and true friend of the arts. Through a planned giving arrangement, Woest designated The Collection as a beneficiary of her estate.


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/


Assistant Professor: Diaspora Youth Cultures, Hampshire College

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for a position as assistant professor of diasporic youth cultures to begin in the fall of 2017.

We seek scholars with experience investigating young people’s cultural, social, and political engagements in and across community, national, and/or transnational spaces. We seek applications from scholars in the areas of childhood studies, critical youth studies, sociology of childhood and youth, or anthropology of childhood and youth. Successful candidates will have experience with teaching and research related to critical ethnic studies, critical race studies, and possibly additional critical perspectives such as feminist studies, critical urban education, and/or queer studies; and will also guide independent student research in these and related areas of inquiry. We are especially interested in candidates who can teach courses that familiarize students with community engaged research, ethnography, participatory action research, or other interpretive methodologies.

The position is affiliated with the School of Critical Social Inquiry, which supports a range of perspectives and methods of inquiry and emphasizes an understanding of race in the U.S. and non-Western histories, politics, social structures, and cultures. In addition, the candidate will be expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary program in Critical Studies of Childhood, Youth, and Learning. Responsibilities include instruction of four courses per year, mentoring students on independent projects, and advising. A Ph.D. is required.  Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse, rigorous intellectual community, and the ability to work cooperatively with faculty, students and staff of various backgrounds is vital. We actively seek applications from individuals from traditionally under-represented groups.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016.  Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Applicants should submit a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vita, sample syllabi, sample of written scholarship, and names of three referees via our website.

For further information, contact Dean Jutta Sperling at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

www.hampshire.edu

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.


Associate Professor: Latin American, Caribbean, & US Latino Studies, University at Albany

About University at Albany:
Established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962, the University at Albany’s broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages a diverse student body of more than 17,300 students in eight schools and colleges across three campuses.Located in Albany, New York, New York State’s capital, the University is convenient to Boston, New York City and the Adirondacks.

Job Description:
The Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for tenured appointment as Associate Professor starting Fall 2017. The position is for a scholar of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean with an active research program on the Dominican Republic, Cuba and/or Puerto Rico.

The department seeks a scholar who employs an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, with an emphasis on the study of 20th century development of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Scholars whose research elucidates the intersection of cultural studies and political economy are especially encouraged to apply. The following areas are of particular interest: colonial and postcolonial studies; comparative political and social history, race relations and racialized social systems, imperialism and peripheral capitalist development, Caribbean transnationalism and migration.

The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas specified above as needed to support the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The successful candidate also will serve as Director of Graduate Programs for an initial two-year period.

Requirements:
Minimum Qualifications:
* A Ph.D. in history, social sciences or interdisciplinary field (Latin American Studies, Race and Ethnicity, American Studies) from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
* Candidates with an active research profile who show promise of developing an outstanding publication record, and who have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education
* Applicant must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Additional Information:
Professional Rank and Salary Range: Associate Professor
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Assistant Professor: US Foreign Policy and Empire Studies, Hampshire College

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an assistant professor of US foreign policy and empire studies. Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.

We seek a scholar whose work engages a historical and critical approach to US foreign policy that centers on the post World War II period. We are particularly interested in a candidate whose research demonstrates knowledge of non-traditional approaches to US foreign policy, such as the dynamics of empire and decolonization; the cultures of US foreign policy; gender and security; political violence and revolution and/or sources of conflict in the global south. The geographic focus is open, but candidates focusing on Latin America and/or the Caribbean are particularly welcome.

The successful candidate will be located in Hampshire’s interdisciplinary School of Critical Social Inquiry and will complement the School’s strength in area studies. We especially encourage candidates whose scholarship can link area studies to US history, politics, and culture or whose scholarship explores the impact of US foreign policy on the Global South. Candidates are requested to articulate how their teaching, scholarship and/or community service would support Hampshire’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

This position requires a PhD and a commitment to innovative and interdisciplinary pedagogy. The teaching load is two courses per semester. In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to advise students undertaking independent research projects in the broad area of empire studies/US foreign policy.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016.  Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits program.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, a separate statement of teaching interests and philosophy, a curriculum vita, two sample syllabi and one sample of written scholarship, not exceeding 10,000 words, plus the names of three referees via our website. For informal queries contact Jutta Sperling at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

www.hampshire.edu

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.


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.


Research Associate and Visiting Faculty: Women’s Studies in Religion, Harvard Divinity School

Harvard Divinity School announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2017-18 in its Women’s Studies in Religion Program.  Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis and focusing on any religion are welcomed.  Salary for 2017-18 will be $60,000.  Completed applications are due online by October 15, 2016.  Applicants must have received their PhD by October 1, 2016.  Please see our website for more information.

Harvard Divinity School does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay, disability and genetic information.


Women's / Gender Studies

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.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Gender and Women’s Studies, Pomona College

Pomona College seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, to begin fall 2017. Gender and Women’s Studies is a vital and growing program philosophically, politically and pedagogically centered on intersectional, woman of color, transnational and queer of color history and theory. We seek a scholar and teacher whose interests emerge from the intersection of those fields with interdisciplinary or disciplinary work in the social sciences and/or humanities.  Some areas of interest might be, but are not limited to: black queer and feminist theory, ethnographic practice, science and technology studies, transgender studies, disability studies, movement histories, activism, media studies and performance studies. Transnational and/or hemispheric approaches are welcome, across any geographic spectrum.

Complete application includes cover letter, description of dissertation or book project; curriculum vitae; writing sample of approximately 30-35 pages, three brief statements - one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship and including your future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body - and three letters of reference. Candidates may receive later requests for graduate transcripts as well as a sample syllabus for an upper-level undergraduate course in the candidate’s area of expertise. Please apply through Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7676. Applications will not be accepted after October 3, 2016. Please indicate in your letter if you will be at the National Women’s Studies Conference. For more information see http://www.nwsa.org/jobs_listing.asp?id=588

Assistant Professor: Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, The Ohio State University

Description:

The Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University seeks a scholar whose research focuses on global and transnational feminisms with an emphasis on social movements. We are particularly interested in work that addresses the multiple and complex ways that gender, race and sexuality are embedded in and produced by institutions, economies, and global ideas and links feminist thinking and activism across nation-state borders.

The scholar we seek could contribute to our department by providing scholarship and teaching that focuses on such topics as feminist perspectives on globalization, colonization, decolonization, immigration, transnational indigenous activism, global sexual economies, trafficking, transnational labor movements, democracy and change, gender and the environment, peace and conflict, science and technology, and others. Candidates who are members of historically underrepresented ethnic groups in the U.S. or elsewhere are strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications:

Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment. We will prioritize applicants who have earned their PhDs in the field of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies. We seek a candidate with demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching in Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies who can make significant contributions to both our undergraduate and graduate programs. Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries (see liveworkplaycolumbus.com). Columbus has consistently been rated as one of the Top U.S. cities for quality of life, and was selected as one of the Top 10 cities for African Americans to live, work, and play by Black Enterprise magazine. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at Columbus.org

Application Instructions:

Apply to Academic Jobs Online at: academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7879 . A complete application consists of a cover letter, curriculum vitae, sample publication, and three letters of reference. Applications received prior to November 28, 2016 will receive priority consideration. Inquiries may be directed to Prof. Jill Bystydzienski at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.