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

EDUCATOR - RESEARCHER

The National Nurses United (NNU) AFL-CIO, the nation’s largest nurses’ union and professional association, seeks an experienced Educator - Researcher to assist in developing labor oriented educational programs nationwide for Registered Nurses. These are permanent well paying jobs based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Programs will emphasize the political economy of healthcare restructuring and the clinical and technological impacts of healthcare restructuring on both patients and the Registered Nurses who provide their care.

The NNU, AFL-CIO is organizing the movement for Registered Nurse power to transform the market-driven healthcare industry in the United States into a health care system driven by patient needs. The NNU has negotiated the best Registered Nurse (RN) collective bargaining contracts in the nation and was responsible for California’s RN Safe Staffing Law - the first of its kind nationwide. NNU provided critical leadership in the AFL-CIO’s decision to endorse a single-payer healthcare system based on “updating and expanding Medicare benefits” for all Americans.

Educator - Researcher

After appropriate orientation, the Educator will design and teach one day courses on health care restructuring, issues impacting nursing practice and basic principles of political economy for Registered Nurses.

This is not a traditional labor educator position. The ideal Educator Candidate will have:

  • At least one advanced degree.
  • Top rate research skills.
  • Experience in working closely with others as part of a successful team.
  • An ability to work under pressure and ability to meet deadlines is essential.
  • Proven competence in qualitative social research.
  • Familiarity in teaching successful intensive workshops.
  • The ability to teach complex material in a way that is accessible to a broad audience is essential.
  • Demonstrated experience at teaching complex global issues of political economy is helpful.
  • Highly desirable attributes include familiarity and a background in political/economy, the epistemological problematic inherent in computerized expert systems and the impact on worker control, workplace power and skill, labor process studies, complex organizational analysis, the philosophy of science generally, and the social aspects of technological design and implementation.
  • Educator positions require an ability and willingness to travel and educate Registered Nurses in a national movement for healthcare justice. Initial training location will be Oakland, CA

Be prepared to submit a Résumé, Cover letter, Writing sample, and an optional Outline of a one day educational workshop when you apply. Also, please prepare a 3 page or less description of the best training session, class or workshop you have conducted and the audience you were reaching.  You will be asked to attach these as separate documents in PDF or Word formats.

Please be sure to fill out the online questionaire:

http://www.pcrecruiter.net/pcrbin/direct.asp?db=liL0IwkeiowS0NKI7x3IZJm6D4RySclfkuo%3d&id=617903226437324&src=as

Excellent salary and benefits package including medical, dental and pension.  Full family coverage including domestic partner.

Please no phone calls.


NNU is committed to Equal Opportunity, and considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We urge people of color and women, experienced activists, organizers, labor representatives, directors, researchers and educators of all backgrounds, to apply.


Fellowship: American Studies, Princeton University

Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship
in American Studies 2015-2016

The Princeton Program in American Studies, founded in 1943, sponsors teaching, research, and public discussion about the history, literature, art, and cultures of the United States, in ways that transcend the traditional disciplines.

The Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship, created through an endowment by the Anschutz family, will be awarded in the academic year 2015-16 to a writer, critic, journalist, musician, artist, or other contributor to the arts, letters, public service, or commerce. The fellowship holder need not be an academic scholar. However, the selection committee will place great weight on indicia of the candidate’s teaching ability as well as the rigor, innovation, and interdisciplinary emphasis of the proposed seminar course.  The Anschutz Fellow is expected to teach one interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar course for the American Studies Program either in the fall or the spring semester.  The seminar will be composed of no more than 15 students, and it will meet for three hours weekly over a 12 week teaching semester.  The Fellow will also deliver one public lecture to the University.  The Fellow will enjoy full access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University.  A computer-equipped office on campus will be provided for the semester.
   
A Fellow who elects to reside on campus will receive a salary of $75,000, plus benefits.  A Fellow who elects to commute from elsewhere will receive $50,000, plus benefits.

To apply:  An applicant should submit a curriculum vita, a preliminary syllabus, and a short statement describing her or his proposed seminar and public lecture by midnight, e.s.t. on December 1, 2014.  A short list of finalists will be asked to submit further materials.

Please submit all materials online at http://jobs.princeton.edu.  Once at the “Jobs at Princeton” site, search for keyword “Anschutz.”

For additional information, please see our web page, http:/www.princeton.edu/ams/, or call (609) 258-6771.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.  You may apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu or for general application information and how to self-identify, see http://web.princeton.edu/sites/dof/ApplicantsInfo.htm.


Postdoctoral Fellowship: The History of American Capitalism, Harvard University

The Charles Warren Center, Harvard’s research center for North American history, invites fellowship applications from scholars working on “The History of American Capitalism.” We are looking for work that expands approaches to modern political economy. Hoping to create a cross-disciplinary group of fellows, we are interested in a wide range of topics and approaches, including research on labor, economic thought, material culture and technology, business, financialization and monetary crisis, the birth of liberal ideology, the history of inequality, and the interactions between economic change and the national narrative, among other relevant fields of inquiry. We are open for proposals from scholars working on all periods of North American history and especially welcome proposals that engage the development of American capitalism within a global perspective.

Fellows will present their work in a seminar led by Sven Beckert (History), Christine Desan (Law), and Michael Zakim (History, Tel Aviv University).  Applicants may not be degree candidates and should have a Ph.D. or equivalent.  Fellows have library privileges and an office which they must use for at least the 9-month academic year.  The Center encourages applications, otherwise consistent with the Workshop theme, relating to the nation’s life during and as a consequence of wars, and from qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the Harvard community.  Stipends: individually determined according to fellow needs and Center resources, up to a maximum of $55,000.  Apply at https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/5602 no later than December 12, 2014, with recommendation letters due January 15, 2015.  For more information, see http://warrencenter.fas.harvard.edu/.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Latino/a Studies, Purdue University

The American Studies Program at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of American Studies with a focus on Latino/a Studies. The position will start August 15, 2015. We seek candidates whose scholarship takes an innovative, creative, and interdisciplinary approach to Latino/a Studies. We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague who demonstrates the desire and ability to establish interdisciplinary teaching, research, and/or community engagement partnerships with faculty within the College of Liberal Arts and across the broader university, as well as with community partners. Candidates should exhibit expertise in Latino/a Studies, with a demonstrated ability to contribute to at least one of the following program core areas: activism, resistance, and social movements; comparative race and ethnicity; design and material culture; gender, sexuality, and queer; new media and popular culture; science, technology, and environment; and transnational America.

The appointment requires a Ph.D. in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Latino/a Studies, or a cognate program in the social sciences or humanities. The American Studies Program expects faculty members to participate in program activities, supervise and serve on thesis and dissertation committees, and teach courses supporting the graduate and undergraduate programs. The teaching load is 2-2. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in Latino/a Studies and American Studies, in addition to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization.

To apply, submit a letter of application including a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and three (3) letters of reference to Brandi Plantenga (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Direct position inquiries to Rayvon Fouché (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).

If electronic submission is not possible, please send application documents to:

Rayvon Fouché, Director American Studies Purdue University
G10 Heavilon Hall
500 Oval Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Purdue University serves more than 39,000 students and is located two hours from Chicago and one hour from Indianapolis, in the Lafayette MSA with a population of approximately 200,000. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. A background check will be required for employment in this position.



Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Studies, San José State University

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23024

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in American Studies, Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, or related area;
  • Focus (training and research):  Cultural analysis of immigrant or indigenous peoples in the United States, such as through lenses of transnationalism and globalization;
  • Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of K-12 education;
  • Demonstrated publication record related to position focus;
  • University or college teaching experience required;
  • Commitment to undergraduate education;
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural experience and/or training; and
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, such as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experiences.

Responsibilities:

  • Teach Humanities department courses, especially for majors in Liberal Studies (teacher preparation) and Humanities (e.g., Liberal Arts, American Studies, and Religious Studies), including general education courses;
  • Develop new courses and/or interdisciplinary curricula related to the position’s focus and departmental needs;
  • Service to the department, college and university, such as recruitment, advising, and committee work;
  • Fundraising/grant application activities; and
  • Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity—in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation—through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 18, 2015

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

Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 1, 2014 at http://apply.interfolio.com/25822

The Chair of the Search Committee for the Department of Humanities requests that you please include the Job Opening ID (JOID), 23024, on all correspondence.

Please direct inquiries to Dr. Chris Jochim, Chair, Department of Humanities, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0092.

To meet with the SJSU recruiter at the ASA annual meeting, contact Prof. Scot Guenter at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Lecturer: American Studies, Scripps College

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for the position of Lecturer in American Studies, with an emphasis on Comparative Ethnic Studies, to teach two courses during the Spring 2015 semester. One course will be “Introduction to American Cultures,” (MW 9:35-10:50) which is a core course in the American Studies major.  The second course will be “Race in Popular Culture and Media” (MW 2:45-4:00). Ph.D. preferred, ABD will be considered. Evidence of teaching experience and teaching excellence are required.  Scripps is also seeking to fill a position for a one-year, full-time visiting assistant professor in American Studies for 2015-2016. Applicants are invited to apply for both positions.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo:  letter of application, CV, two letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and evidence of teaching experience and excellence). For matters other than the submission of material, contact Julia Liss, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles.  In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.


Visiting Assistant Professor: American Studies, Scripps College

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a full-time, one-year position, with the possibility of renewal, at the assistant professor level in American Studies with an emphasis on Comparative Ethnic Studies for the 2015-16 academic year.  The teaching load is five courses for the year, including core courses for the American Studies major and courses in the area of the candidate’s interest and expertise. Advising of senior theses is likely. Candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong theoretical foundation in issues of race and historical processes of racialization are particularly encouraged to apply.  Ph.D. in American Studies or a related discipline preferred; ABD will be considered. Evidence of teaching experience and teaching excellence required.  Scripps is also seeking to fill a position as lecturer in American Studies for the spring 2015 semester. Applicants are invited to apply for both positions. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo:  letter of application, CV, two letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and evidence of teaching experience and excellence). For matters other than the submission of material, contact Julia Liss, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles.  In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Jewish Studies, UNC-Chapel Hill

The Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (http://amerstud.unc.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professorship—the Tanenbaum Fellow in American Jewish Studies. We are interested in applicants whose scholarship and teaching engage broad issues in the fields of American and Jewish Studies, particularly in Jewish folklore/folklife, material culture, popular culture, narrative/literature, the arts, and Yiddish culture/history/language. Possible academic concentrations could include, but are not limited to: Jewish folklore/folklife (identity, performance, region, memory, ideology, aesthetics, and belief); Yiddish in the U.S.; immigration and assimilation in world-historical and American contexts; consumer culture; gender; journalism; labor, political activism, and social justice; race relations; jurisprudence and education, including religious scholarship.  This new position in American Jewish culture builds on the strong relationship between American Studies and the Carolina Center for Jewish Studies at the University of North Carolina (http://jewishstudies.unc.edu), which draws on seventeen faculty members from seven departments across the university.  The Department of American Studies has signature strengths in Folklore, Southern Studies, American Indian Studies, Global American Studies, and Digital Humanities, as well as a vibrant tradition in literature and cultural history.

Candidates are required to hold a PhD from an accredited institution of higher learning. The position begins July 1, 2015 and carries a 2-2 teaching load with significant expectations for research, as well as departmental service. Teaching duties will include introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses in American Studies/Folklore and Jewish Studies, as well as graduate-level seminars. Candidates are expected to present evidence of excellence in teaching at a college or university and of a promising research agenda in their field of specialization.

Applicants must apply online at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/61865 by 5:00 p.m. on December 21, 2014 and submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and a writing sample demonstrating his or her research.

At the time of application candidates will also be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of professional references (four are required). References must be at the level of tenure-track assistant professor or higher. Recommenders identified by the applicant will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their letters of support. These letters must be received by December 31, 2014.  Alternatively, applicants may list Interfolio as a reference and the application system will solicit recommendations directly from Interfolio. Please see http://help.interfolio.com/entries/24062742-Uploading-Letters-to-an-Online-Application-System for instructions.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Professor Marcie Cohen Ferris, Search Committee Chair, Department of American Studies, CB #3520, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 27599-3520, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply regardless of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We also encourage protected veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Studies, SUNY College at Old Wesbury

The College at Old Westbury invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective Fall 2015.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand, or have an anticipated completion date of August 1, 2015 or sooner, in the area of American Studies or a related field, with a focus on the study of race and ethnicity and/or the U.S. in a global context. Candidates specializing in contemporary immigration, transnational American Studies and/or comparative race and ethnicity are particularly encouraged to apply. A focus on questions of community-based activism, social justice and/or human equality preferred. Candidates with experience in the digital humanities and/or media studies are also preferred. Experience teaching an ethnically diverse, working student body preferred.

Principal responsibilities include teaching Contemporary U.S. Society and the American Studies seminar as well as other American Studies courses, including survey courses, upper division courses, senior capping courses and college General Education courses.  Professional responsibilities include consistently good teaching, scholarly activities (publications, conference papers, grant writing, etc.), student advisement, and college and departmental service.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The College at Old Westbury is among the most diverse colleges in the United States. The campus is situated on 604 wooded acres on Long Island, 20 miles east of Manhattan.

To Apply:  Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference by January 12, 2015 via electronic submission (ONLY) to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Subject: AS-ASA.  Please indicate your name on all application materials.  If sending multiple files as attachments, please label all files with your last and first name, (e.g., letter of application_Smith, John; CV_Smith, John; references_Smith, John)

The State University of New York, College at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Chairs, Deans, and Directors

Director and Professor, Tenured: School of Transborder Studies, Arizona State University

Director of the School of Transborder Studies (Job #10917)
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Arizona State University

Arizona State University invites applications for the position of Director of the School of Transborder Studies (STS) with a concurrent appointment as tenured Professor. Appointment will be located on the Tempe campus with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2015. Salary and start-up will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

STS is the home to a dynamic and interdisciplinary faculty focused on the theoretical and empirical examination of transborder processes and communities. STS approaches transborder studies in a way that is both grounded in and inspired by the geographical specificity of the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the broad theoretical applications of border studies including health and community development, immigration and economy, cultural expression and adaptation, gender and sexuality studies, language and learning, questions of identity and representation of transborder Latina/o subjects. This approach is unique among U.S. universities and an emerging field of study globally. The location of STS in the Phoenix metropolitan area, a Latino hub and epicenter of rapid changes in the social and demographic landscape of the United States, makes this unit an ideal place to study these issues.

STS offers an undergraduate degree in Transborder Chicana/o and Latino/a Studies with three interdisciplinary concentrations: media and expressive culture, transborder community development and health, and U.S. and Mexican regional immigration policy and economy. A graduate program is in development. A recently launched presidential initiative, the Program for Transborder Communities (PTC), advances cutting-edge research on the changing needs and growing political, economic, and cultural influence of Latina/os and other communities in the U.S.-Mexico border. Consistent with the ASU New American University vision of social embeddedness and transformation, STS maintains a strong program of collaboration with Latino communities in Arizona. STS also sustains a strong research and exchange program with Mexican academic institutions on the border and beyond.

The director will lead STS in shaping, consolidating, and expanding its different research, instructional, service, and community endeavors. As an intellectual leader, the director must be strongly committed to supporting the multidisciplinary, scholarly work that is central to the mission of STS; advancing the school’s standing as a center of knowledge production on transborder studies both nationally and internationally; and faculty governance. She or he also will be responsible for overseeing budgets, curriculum development, research advancement programs and funding, recruitment and retention, planning and implementation of degree programs, and community engagement actions.

Required qualifications include:

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent) in the social sciences or the humanities
  • Extensive scholarship and demonstrated leadership in his or her field with a focus on U.S. Latina/os and/or transborder studies appropriate to the rank of full Professor
  • A record of excellence in teaching, service, and administrative experience in an academic setting

Desired qualifications include:

  • A record of externally funded research
  • Experience with program development in curriculum and graduate education
  • Involvement with community-based research initiatives
  • Spanish language proficiency

To apply, please submit as a single pdf to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address): a cover letter addressing qualifications, a vision statement for STS, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references. All application materials will be held in confidence. This is an online, paperless search; only electronic applications will be accepted. Consideration of completed applications will begin on November 15, 2014. Complete applications will be considered on a weekly basis as necessary until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Informal inquiries and nominations may be directed to Linda Lederman, Chair of the Search Committee, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. https://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html  https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/


Director, Tenured: Center for American Studies and Research, American University of Beirut

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is searching for a new director to begin September 1, 2015. CASAR is an interdisciplinary research and academic center that offers an undergraduate minor and a new MA in Transnational American Studies. CASAR hosts visiting lecturers and organizes an international, bi-annual conference. CASAR has a generous endowment from the Alwaleed Foundation and has a mission to increase understanding of America in the Arab world.

The new director should have an established record of academic excellence commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full professor.  Preferred qualifications include: a history of engagement with the discipline of American Studies, experience with program development and academic administration, a teaching and research profile at the cutting edge of transnational American Studies.  Degree field is open, although the successful candidate will need to be jointly appointed in a department within the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest and CV, and provide the names and e-addresses of three references to:
Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, c/o 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303, USA or Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020 Lebanon.

Electronic submissions are preferred and may be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For best consideration, please submit materials by January 15, 2015.

For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Chair & Professor, Tenured: Center for American Studies and Research, American University of Beirut

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is searching for the 2015-2016 Edward Said Chair of American Studies to begin September 1, 2015.  CASAR is an interdisciplinary research and academic center that offers an undergraduate minor and a new MA in Transnational American Studies. CASAR hosts visiting lecturers and organizes an international, bi-annual conference.  CASAR has a generous endowment from the Alwaleed Foundation and has a mission to increase understanding of America in the Arab world.

The Said Chair should have a distinguished scholarly reputation in American Studies and its related fields. Preferred qualifications include: a demonstrated engagement with the discipline of American Studies, a distinguished research profile in transnational American Studies, an interest in the scholarly intersections of American and Middle East Studies.  Degree field is open.  The Said Chair should be appointed at the rank of full professor.  Outstanding candidates at the rank of advanced associate professor will be considered.  For the right candidate, the University is willing to consider a permanent appointment.

The Said Chair will teach undergraduate and graduate courses at CASAR and contribute to the intellectual life of the research center.

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest and CV, and provide the names and e-addresses of three references to:

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
c/o New York Office
3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10017-2303
USA

OR

Patrick McGreevy
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences
American University of Beirut
P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh
Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For best consideration, please submit materials by December 1, 2014.

For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Communication / Media

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Global Media and Film Studies, Brown University

The Department of Modern Culture and Media seeks candidates for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Media and Film Studies. The department emphasizes the theoretically informed analysis of film, television, video, new media, photography, sound technologies, and print in the context of modern and contemporary cultures. This scholar’s research should critically engage the technological and theoretical transformations of cinema and/or the media flows that are rapidly resituating all forms of media and social practices: from large scale co-productions to gaming, from consumer culture and imagined communities to geopolitics and war. We are interested in scholars challenging older conceptions of national culture, region, canon, and/or tradition. Possible research interests also include: the production and reception of one or more non-Western or Global South media and/or film practices, which could encompass texts, audiences and/or industries; the comparative/historical analysis of the relations between media and/or film formations and other cultural practices; and/or the history and theory of film in relation to new media in a global context. 

The Fellow will offer one course each semester of the two-year appointment and will participate in an ongoing seminar, which he or she will help organize, at the Cogut Center for the Humanities. Applicants should have received their doctorate, from an institution other than Brown University, within the past five years. Applicants from outside North America are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a dissertation abstract or book abstract, two sample syllabi, and three letters of recommendation.  Review of applications will begin January 30, 2015. Applicants are strongly advised to submit materials by that date in order to receive full consideration. To apply, post materials to: http://apply.interfolio.com/27849

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.


Lecturer: Media Industry Studies, Northwestern University

The School of Communication, Department of Radio/TV/Film at Northwestern University is seeking a full-time lecturer in the area of media industry studies. The candidate will contribute to a robust undergraduate curriculum that includes media studies, media production, and screenwriting; to the MS in Leadership for Creative Enterprises and to MFA programs in Writing for Screen + Stage and Documentary Media. In particular, the candidate will teach courses on the organization and practices of media industries such as film, television, radio and podcasting, music, gaming, and social media, as well as the convergence among these.  Industry experience, historical and theoretical perspectives on the creative industries, and expertise in either sound studies or global media are welcomed.  Applicants should have a PhD and college teaching experience.

Appointment starts September 1, 2015, for a one-year term with the possibility of renewal.

For full consideration, please send your application letter, a curriculum vita and three letters of recommendation by January 15, 2015. We will begin reviewing applications by that date but will continue accepting applications until the position is filled.

Applications and supporting materials should be sent to:
Media Industry Studies Search #24408
c/o Shatoria Lunsford, Program Assistant
Dept of Radio/TV/Film,
Northwestern University
1920 Campus Drive 2nd Floor
Evanston, IL 60208
email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.


English

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Latin American/U.S. Latino Literature, Emerson College

The Department of Writing, Literature and Publishing invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Latin American/U.S. Latino literature. The candidate should be able to draw cultural and theoretical connections among Latin American, Caribbean, U.S. Latino/a, as well as other literatures of the Americas.  We will also consider candidates with interests in Transatlantic Studies with a focus on Latin America. The appointment begins September 1, 2015.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Hispanic Literature or Latino Literature, native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English, experience teaching literature in Spanish at the college level, and evidence of scholarly activity.

The successful candidate will teach literature in translation to undergraduate students, including one senior seminar in Spanish for international and heritage students with a near native Spanish competency.  The candidate will also teach a course fulfilling a college-wide literature requirement, which could include a first year seminar.  Graduate literature courses for MFA creative writing and MA publishing students will be part of the portfolio. Experience teaching online classes or a willingness to teach in the new online MFA is welcome.  In addition to teaching five courses a year, all faculty members advise and mentor students and participate in the college’s system of shared governance.

To apply:
Please submit a letter of application, current curriculum vita, and the names and contact information for three references to the online faculty application at http://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/8353.

The search is active until the position is filled with preference given to applications received by November 1, 2014.

Emerson College is committed to an active, intentional, and ongoing engagement with diversity—in people, in the curriculum, in the co-curriculum, and in the college’s intellectual, social, cultural, and geographical communities.  Emerson endorses a framework of inclusive excellence, which recognizes that institutional excellence comes from fully engaging with diversity in all aspects of institutional activities.

The Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing is a vibrant and engaged community of scholars, writers, and designers with over 100 full-time and part-time faculty members, 550 undergraduate majors, and 250 graduate students in the Creative Writing MFA program and Publishing MA program.

Emerson College is the nation’s only four-year institution dedicated exclusively to majors in communication and the arts in a liberal arts context.  It is located in Boston’s Literary Cultural District in the dynamic multi-cultural city of Boston in close proximity to major publishing houses, arts institutions, and research centers.  The college enrolls 3,662 undergraduate students and 830 graduate students from 75 countries and all 50 states.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Literature to 1865, Brandeis University

The Department of English at Brandeis University seeks to appoint a tenure-track Assistant Professor specializing in American literature to 1865, beginning Fall 2015. We are interested in both Colonial and Antebellum specializations; expertise in Transatlantic or Hemispheric American studies is especially welcome. It is expected that the successful candidate will have received the PhD by September 2015 and will demonstrate excellence as both a scholar and a teacher. We plan to interview at the MLA Convention in January. Please send cover letter, c.v., and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Caren Irr, Search Committee Chair, Department of English. Applications will be accepted electronically through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/25934. First consideration will be given to applications received by Monday November 3, 2014. Brandeis University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.


Ethnic/Cultural Studies/Social Sciences

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

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/FACULTY FELLOW
Department of Social and Cultural Analysis-Latino Studies Program
ARTS AND SCIENCE
New York University

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University invites applications for an Assistant Professor/Faculty Fellow position (non- tenure track) in the field of Latino Studies. This is a one-year teaching/postdoctoral position with a course load of 3 courses per year, with possibility of renewal for up to three years. Candidates may hold a degree in any field, and must have completed the Ph.D. no earlier than August 2008. Our chief priorities are an intellectually exciting research agenda, and teaching that engages interdisciplinary themes attractive to undergraduates. Scholars working in history, environmental studies, language, literature, or health studies are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2014, pending budgetary and administrative approval.

Please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, writing sample, sample syllabus, and three letters of recommendation by March 14, 2014. To apply, see the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis website http://sca.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the homepage link “Employment Opportunities”.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer


Professor, Tenured: Asian American Studies, Princeton University

Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for a tenured professorship in Asian American Studies, including, but not exclusive to, migration and transpacific Asian Studies. Preference will be given to candidates whose work, while centrally located in Asian American Studies, also builds substantial and visionary bridges to other fields of inquiry, especially Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Politics, Religion, literary/cultural studies, and comparative race studies.

The successful candidate will be appointed in the department(s) best suited to his or her research and will be affiliated with the Program in American Studies. Field of specialization is open.

Essential qualifications include excellence in a humanities or social science discipline; thematic focus in Asian American Studies; and a Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a vita which includes three names of reference, and a writing sample. The letter of interest should include the candidate’s sense of the field and his or her vision for the future of Asian American Studies. Evaluation of applicants will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit all materials online at http://jobs.princeton.edu

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. 


Associate or Full Professor, Tenure-Track: Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, Brooklyn College

Brooklyn College
Associate or Full Professor - Puerto Rican and Latino Studies
CUNY Job ID 11100

The Department of Puerto Rican and/or Latino/a Studies at Brooklyn
College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications
for a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor of Puerto Rican and
Latino Studies to begin in the Fall of 2015.

The successful candidate should have a strong publishing record as a
historian. Desirable teaching and research interests include, but are
not limited to Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and Women.

In accord with Brooklyn College’s distinguished reputation, emphasis
is placed on excellent teaching skills at both the undergraduate and
graduate level.  The successful candidate will teach in the nationally
recognized core curriculum.  S/he is expected to maintain an active
research agenda that will coincide with the department’s mission.

We seek applicants who will participate in service to the students,
department, college, university, and community.

Qualifications
- Ph.D. in history or a related field; specializations in Latin and
Latin American studies are required
- A secondary area of expertise in economics and/or health is also of
interest
- Experience teaching and developing interdisciplinary courses

Closing Date
Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2014 and will
continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply
For more information and to apply, please visit
http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/facultyjobs and scroll down to Job ID 11100.

Brooklyn College is an AA/EO employer.


Open-Rank Professorship, Tenured or Tenure-Track: Asian American Studies, UC San Diego

The Ethnic Studies Department (http://ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body, and invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured appointment in Transnational Asia and Asian Diaspora Studies beginning Fall 2015, pending budget approval. 

We welcome applicants from all fields and disciplines whose work conceptualizes Asia and Asian diaspora in relation to the history of colonialism and settler colonialism, imperialism, militarism and globalization. We seek to increase our expertise in transnational migration, indigeneity, religion, gender and sexuality, labor, and science or environmental studies/justice. The appointee must have a rich knowledge of the linkages between Asian nation-states/cultures, Asian or Pacific Islander Indigenous or stateless peoples and their global diasporas. Research projects that are rooted in the global south and that emphasize cross-national, trans-Pacific, and inter-Asian relations are especially welcome. We also encourage applications from candidates who can teach courses on South Asian Americans, Southeast Asian Americans and/or Muslim Americans. The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

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 the broader public.

Applications are accepted electronically at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00630  Please include electronic versions of: an application letter, resume, a sample publication of no more than 50 pages, and three reference letters. Applicants are required to submit a statement summarizing their past and/or potential contributions to diversity. (See http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp for further assistance regarding diversity requirements).

We will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2014 for a position effective date of 7/1/2015. 

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published UC pay scales.

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


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Exile, Conflict, and Security Studies, UIC

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Exile, Conflict, and Security Studies beginning Fall, 2015 subject to budgetary approval.  The primary appointment for this position will be in the Asian American Studies Program (75%), with a possible joint appointment in another academic unit at UIC. This search is part of a multiple-hire cluster initiative on Diaspora Studies, exploring the complex, multi-faceted, and multi-directional frictions and flows, mobilities and immobilities that have accompanied globalization, imperialism, and neoliberalism in the modern world.

Candidates whose work focuses on Asian diasporas, exploring the multiple dimensions of exile, conflict, and (in)security made manifest in the context of geo-political unrest, war, occupation, and/or “failed” and marketized states and who can teach core undergraduate courses in the Asian American Studies Program will receive strongest consideration. The field of specialization is open, but we especially welcome candidates with interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative projects informed by one or more of the following fields of inquiry: critical ethnic studies, critical diaspora studies, transnational feminist studies, critical refugee studies, and critical legal studies.  The standard teaching load is 2/2. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

Complete applications submitted by November 20, 2014 will be given full consideration.  Applicants should complete an online application with the names and email addresses of three references at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=45476&job=assistant-professor-diaspora-exile-conflict-security-asian-american-studies  and upload a CV, cover letter, statements of research interest and teaching pedagogy and a 20-page writing sample. 

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.  It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. UIC is also designated as a Minority Serving Institution through the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Initiative, which supports the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and English language learner students, fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Questions about the position can be directed to Anna Guevarra (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) and Gayatri Reddy (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)), co-chairs of the search committee. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.


Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure-Track: Chicana and Chicano Studies, UCLA

The César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate level beginning in the Fall of 2015.

Research interests may include, but are not limited to, transnational and border studies; performance studies; new media and digital humanities; migration, carcerality, and detention; environmental justice; and visual cultures and the visual arts. We especially welcome a background in interdisciplinary research and teaching that emphasizes community-based, decolonial, and collaborative methodologies or engaged ethnography. We seek research rooted in diverse Chicana/o and Latina/o formations such as Critical Ethnic Studies/Latino Studies, Central American Studies, Comparative Racializations, Afro-Latinidades, Indigeneity in the Americas, and/or gender and sexuality studies.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment as well as a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at a research university. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated program of robust research and writing and be effective teachers and mentors at the graduate and undergraduate level. Candidates should be eager to help build an engaged, intellectually transformative, diverse, and growing department, including making a significant contribution to the new (2012), exciting Ph.D. program in Chicana and Chicano Studies.

Position is open until filled. Applications received by November 15th will receive full consideration. If you apply to this recruitment by Nov 15, 2014, you will have until Jan 1, 2015 to complete your application. 

Applications should include a letter of application, a CV (with contact information for three references), and 2-3 publications or samples of written work. For further information, contact Dr. Maylei Blackwell, Chair of the Search Committee, by email:  .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by phone: 310- 825-3082

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

APPY NOW AT:

https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00423


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Critical Caribbean Studies

Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers, in collaboration with the Department of Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies, announce a one-year competitive postdoctoral fellowship. We seek scholars working on innovative cultural, artistic, historical, theoretical, and/or social studies. Scholars working on the Dutch or the French Caribbean, with a focus on transnationalism, migration, colonial legacies, decolonization, race and racism, and/or queer feminist studies, are especially encouraged to apply, but we welcome applications from all scholars who feel that their work would benefit from affiliation with the Caribbean studies community at Rutgers.  Selected fellow receives a stipend of $65,000, an annual research allocation of $3,000 and health benefits. For more information, go to http://apply.interfolio.com/26321

Deadline: Friday, January 9, 2015.

Rutgers University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The institution values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Native American/Indigenous Studies, University of Texas at Austin

The Department of Mexican American and Latino/a Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American/ Indigenous Studies with a primary focus in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands to begin in fall 2015. The hire is part of current efforts to build the new Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies (MALS) and the program in Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS). We welcome interdisciplinary and intersectional approaches as well as innovative theoretical perspectives that consider Latina/o and Indigenous populations comparatively and simultaneously as often mutually constituted. We are particularly interested in candidates who specialize in areas that complement the University’s existing strengths and who have the potential to raise the national profile of the Department. Field specialties include but are not limited to Native/Indigenous Legal Studies, Indigenous Governance, Sustainability Studies, Media Studies, Language Revitalization or Language in Contact, Transnational Indigenous Studies, New Indigenous Migrations, Religion, and Community Health. We are seeking candidates with a research and teaching specialization in the US-Mexico borderlands, broadly defined, including North, Caribbean, Central, and South American Indigenous diasporas.

Qualifications

The preferred candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2015 and will be expected to teach key undergraduate and graduate courses for Mexican American and Latina/o Studies, which would be cross-listed with and serve the students in the Native American and Indigenous Studies program. The successful candidate will also be expected to develop a strong research profile, direct graduate research, and engage in service activities for the program, department, college, and university. Applicants will be expected to work collaboratively in an intercollegiate and interdisciplinary setting. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a successful publishing and research trajectory, as well as a solid record as an effective classroom teacher. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Background check conducted on selected applicant. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.

Application Instructions

To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and a list of three professional references to Dr. James Cox at http://apply.interfolio.com/27073 . Electronic submissions only, please.  Review of applications will begin on November 10, 2014. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. However, applications received after this date may not receive full consideration.


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Latino/a Studies, New York University

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at New York University seek an Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Latino Studies whose work actively engages Latin American Studies. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2015, pending administrative and budgetary approval. We seek a wide-ranging scholar who brings a transnational or hemispheric perspective to the study of history, literature, or other cultural production, and who will enhance and complement programmatic strengths in both departments. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese required. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the candidate hired will teach and advise graduate students. Review of applications will begin November 21, 2014.

To apply, see the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis website http://sca.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the homepage link “Employment Opportunities”.

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled


Postdoctoral Fellowship: Racial Inequality, Brown University

Brown University invites applications for a two-year Post-Doctoral
Fellowship in Racial Inequality to be jointly shared by The Watson Institute
and the Center for the Study of Race and 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 and collaborate on the design of CSREA
programming each year on a key topic in contemporary racial inequality
studies.

QUALIFICATIONS

Scholars with a Ph.D. in Sociology, American Studies, Political Science,
History, Social Theory, African-American Studies or a related discipline in
the Humanities or Social Sciences will be considered. Dissertation must
be signed by August 1, 2015.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, a writing sample (15-20 pp), a personal statement (1 page) and the names and addresses of three referees to apply.interfolio.com/27661.
Review of applications will begin December 15 2014.
The appointment will be effective August 1, 2015. This two-year Post-Doctoral Fellowship is not renewable.


Dissertation Fellowship: African & African Diaspora Studies, Boston College

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

This 2015/2016 fellowship includes a $30,000 stipend; access to highly subsidized health insurance through Boston College; a $1,500 research budget; and a fully equipped, shared office.  The fellow must remain in residence for the 9-month academic year, deliver one public lecture, and teach one seminar course.

The successful applicant will have full access to BC’s seven libraries as well as several rare books and manuscript collections.  Of particular interest is the Nicholas M. Williams/Caribbeana Collection, consisting of materials from and about Africa, Jamaica, and the British West Indies.  The fellow can also benefit from BC’s newly founded Institute for the Liberal Arts, as well as events and installations sponsored by programs in International Studies, American Studies, Asian American Studies, Islamic Civilization and Societies, as well as the internationally renowned McMullen Museum.

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

FREE APPLICATION PROCESS
Submit all application materials—including letters of recommendation—by Saturday, 31 January 2015 at 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) via apply.interfolio.com/27372

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


Government / Public Policy

History

Humanities

Postdoc: Humanities Research Center, Rice University

Rice University’s Humanities Research Center seeks a one-year postdoctoral fellow for the 2014-15 John E. Sawyer Seminar on “Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics.”  This multi-disciplinary collaboration will explore, critique and experience digital knowledge platforms (e-learning, publishing, collaborative research, crowdsourced, etc.).  Fellows receive $50,000 salary, benefits, and a research/relocation allowance to teach an undergraduate course, give research presentations at Rice, and actively participate in the Seminar. Candidates should have received the PhD between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2015. For details and to apply, please visit: http://hrc.rice.edu/sawyerseminars.  Deadline: December 1, 2014.


Visiting Assistant Professor: Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor with a theatre, dance, or performance studies Ph.D. to join a vibrant Department that emphasizes the intersections of scholarship and practice. Areas of specialty are open, but may include dance studies,non-Western performance, transnational studies, and queer studies. Candidates should have a strong record of professional activity and a commitment to publication, as well as a commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The ability to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is a plus but not required.

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.

The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014. The term of appointment would begin July 1, 2015.

Please send a letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and one writing sample to Patricia Ybarra, Search Committee Chair via Interfolio.


Fellowship: Critical Bibliography, Rare Book School at the University of Virginia

ANDREW W. MELLON FELLOWSHIP OF SCHOLARS IN CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

Rare Book School (RBS) at the University of Virginia invites doctoral candidates, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty in the humanities to tender applications for its Mellon Fellowships in Critical Bibliography, which enable a select group of scholars to receive advanced, intensive training in the analysis of textual artifacts.  RBS awarded its first forty Mellon Fellowships in 2013 and 2014, and will admit an additional twenty fellows to the program in the spring of 2015.  Led by a distinguished faculty drawn from the bibliographical community and professionals in allied fields, fellows attend annual weeklong seminars at RBS and at major special collections libraries nationwide.  Fellows also receive stipends to support research-related travel during their three-year tenure, and additional funds to host academic symposia at their home institutions.

The deadline for application to join the program’s third cohort is 1 DECEMBER 2014.

For further information, please visit
http://www.rarebookschool.org/fellowships/mellon


Postdoctoral Fellowship: Digital Humanities Publishing, Emory Center for Digital Scholarship

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship (ECDS) invites applications for a post-doctoral fellowship in Digital Humanities Publishing beginning September 1, 2015. The position is available for one year with a possible renewal for a second year at the discretion of the ECDS. We welcome candidates who hold (or will hold by May 2015) a PhD in an interdisciplinary humanities field and, given the scope of the fellow’s duties (below), a terminal degree in music. Expertise in nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody is preferred. Applicants should have received their PhD no earlier than January 1, 2013, and should have experience with scholarly digital humanities projects. We particularly encourage candidates whose digital humanities experience includes editing and publishing digital scholarly editions and who possess an awareness of recent technological developments in digital scholarly editing and publishing.

The postdoctoral fellow will be in residence at Emory University. The stipend for the fellow is $50,000 annually (plus benefits). The fellow’s duties will include coordinating the editing and annotation of a digital scholarly edition featuring an exemplary text drawn from the corpus of nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody. The fellow will also coordinate the development and adaptation of a tool to facilitate the publication of an edition of this work. The fellow will work with a competitively selected group of scholars to supervise the editing of a series of digital scholarly editions in the area of nineteenth and twentieth century US southern hymnody focusing on the renowned collection of Emory University’s Pitts Theology Library. The fellow will report to the co-directors of the ECDS.
Application Procedures

Applications and nominations for the position are welcome and must be sent to Linda Nodine via email (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)).  Candidates applying by December 1, 2014 will receive priority consideration. Applications should be in a pdf file that includes a cover letter, a description of the applicant’s experience in digital humanities publishing (no more than three, single-spaced pages), and a curriculum vitae. Additionally three letters of recommendation should be sent to the same e-mail address.

To view the full position posting, please visit http://web.library.emory.edu/about/employment/fellow-postdoc.html


Museum Studies

Music, Fine Arts, and Art History

Terra Foundation Fellowships at the Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Terra Foundation Fellowships in American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum seek to foster a cross-cultural dialogue about the history of art of the United States up to 1980. They support work by scholars from abroad who are researching American art or by U.S. scholars who are investigating international contexts for American art.  The museum also hosts fellows supported by the Smithsonian’s general fellowship fund and offers a number of other named fellowships. All museum fellowships are residential and support full-time independent and dissertation research.

Resources
The Museum’s collection spans the nation’s artistic heritage, representing outstanding visual accomplishments from the seventeenth century to the present day. This unparalleled collection includes special strengths in nineteenth- and twentieth-century marble and bronze sculpture, nineteenth-century landscape painting, Gilded Age and American impressionist paintings, twentieth-century realism, photography and graphic art, folk art, Latino art, African American art, and film and media arts.
    Each fellow is provided a carrel in the Fellowship Office located across the street from the Museum. Available research resources there include a 180,000-volume library that specializes in American art, history, and biography; the Archives of American Art; the graphics collections of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery; the Joseph Cornell Study Center and the Nam June Paik Archive; as well as a variety of image collections and research databases.
    Conveniently located in downtown Washington, D.C., the Museum and Fellowship Office are a short walk from other Smithsonian museums and libraries, the Library of Congress, the National Archives, and the National Gallery of Art. During their stay at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, scholars will be part of one of the nation’s oldest and most distinguished fellowship programs in American art and will have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of lectures, symposiums, and professional workshops. Short research trips are also possible.

Support
The stipend for a one-year predoctoral fellowship is $32,500, plus research and travel allowances. The stipend for a one-year postdoctoral or senior fellowship is $47,500, plus research and travel allowances. The standard term of residency for fellowships is twelve months, but shorter terms will be considered; stipends are prorated for periods of less than twelve months.

Deadline
December 1, 2014, is the application deadline for fellowships that begin on or after June 1, 2015. For applications, research consultation, and general information visit AmericanArt.si.edu/fellowships or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Research Fellowship: The Center for Creative Photography

The Center for Creative Photography invites advanced scholars and researchers from any discipline to apply for research fellowships for 2015. Pre-doctoral applicants must have completed coursework and preliminary examinations for the doctoral degree and must be engaged in dissertation research. Up to $5,000 is awarded for each of seven fellowships and selection is based on the quality of the proposed research and its relationship to the Center’s collections.

For descriptions of the fellowships and the documents required for the application, please visit http://www.creativephotography.org/study-research/fellowships-internships or contact the Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210103, Tucson, AZ 85721


Religious Studies

Summer Research Fellowships: The Mary Baker Eddy Library, Boston

Applications are now available for Summer 2015 Research Fellowships at The Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston.  Fellowships are open to academic scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students.  The collections center on the papers of Mary Baker Eddy and records documenting the history of Christian Science.  Areas of research may include women’s history, spirituality and health, religious studies, nineteenth-century history, architecture, journalism, and others.  Stipend provided.  Application and supporting materials must be postmarked by February 2, 2015.  For further information regarding Library collections and the fellowship program, please visit http://www.marybakereddylibrary.org/fellowships or contact 617-450-7316, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Women's / Gender Studies

LGBTQ Cluster Tenured Faculty Search, University of California, Berkeley

The faculty cluster in the area of LGBTQ Equity, part of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at the University of California, Berkeley, is seeking to fill a tenured associate or full professor position with a start date of 7/1/2013.  We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary scholarship who are engaged in empirical research in the social sciences that has relevance to LGBTQ policy issues.  The work of the person hired should show commitment to exploring sexuality and/or gender identity from an intersectional perspective (attuned to the ways multiple social categories of difference such as sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, race, age, disability, class and immigration status overlap to impact real world communities).  Areas of specialization might include (but are not restricted to) political movements and coalition building; issues related to bisexual and/or transgender identities; systems of institutionalization (prisons, shelters, juvenile detention facilities) and LGBT populations within them; sexuality and different forms of governance structures (e.g., tribal communities in California or elsewhere in the Pacific Rim); the roles of medicine and technology in the construction of gendered bodies; issues related to youth and/or aging in LGBTQ populations.  For more information about the Haas Institute, see http://diversity.berkeley.edu/haas-institute.

The successful candidate will be housed in the academic unit(s) most relevant to their specialization.  Joint appointments are possible.  Part of the successful candidate’s teaching will preferably be for the LGBT Studies Minor and/or the graduate Designated Emphasis in Women, Gender, and Sexuality, which are housed in Gender and Women’s Studies.  The successful candidate will be expected to become a core faculty member of the Cluster and be actively involved in planning Cluster programming and research, as well as sharing responsibility for the administration of the Cluster.  Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant field (for example, a J.D. for a law professor) at the time of application, outstanding research accomplishment, and the capacity for distinguished teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Applicants should have a demonstrable commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.  The Cluster is also interested in individuals who may have had non-traditional career paths or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g., children, disabled, or elderly), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside academe (e.g., in professional or industry service).

To apply, go to: http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00105.  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, summary of teaching experience and interests, up to three significant publications or works-in-progress, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references.  Early applications are encouraged.  The deadline for complete applications is January 31, 2013.

Letters of reference do not need to be sent at this time, but references may be contacted later with prior consent.  All letters of reference will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law.  Please refer potential referees to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Associate or Full Professor, Tenure-Track: Gender and Women’s Studies, UIC

The Gender & Women’s Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for an Advanced Associate or Full Professor in Intersectional Feminism and Critical Praxis beginning in Fall 2015.

This position can be fully held in Gender & Women’s Studies or the candidate can request a percentage of the line be split between GWS and a second academic in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. This is a senior appointment in the Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster, a campus initiative designed to expand interdisciplinarity and diversity at UIC through multiple hires over several years.

We seek a highly accomplished candidate with national or international distinction whose research investigates the intersection of feminist politics, critical theories of difference, and questions of resistance. We especially seek candidates whose work operates at the nexus of research, theory, and practice. Fields of inquiry may include, but are not limited to Postcolonial Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Native North American Indigenous Studies, women of color feminisms, feminism in the global south, critical pedagogy in diverse communities, critical race theory (CRT), and participatory action research (PAR). Applicants should be grounded in an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and should be able to work collaboratively across disciplines. Responsibilities as a senior member of the Social Justice and Human Rights Cluster will include mentorship of junior scholars in overlapping fields of inquiry, developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in appropriate fields, advancing the Social Justice Initiative at UIC, and providing leadership for engaged scholarly projects that link to non-academic community partners.
     
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  For fullest consideration, please submit application by December 1, 2014. We will review applications until the position is filled. Applicants should go to https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=46125  and complete the on-line application providing the names of three senior scholars who can speak to the intellectual significance of the candidate’s body of work, and upload a letter of application and curriculum vitae.

UIC is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University located in the heart of one of the nation’s largest metropolitan areas.  It is a comprehensive public university with a diverse student body of more than 25,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.  UIC is also designated as a Minority Serving Institution through the Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Initiative, which supports the recruitment, retention, and graduation of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and English language learner students, fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education.. 

Questions about the position can be directed to Professor Jennifer Brier, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), Chair of the search committee. The position is subject to budgetary approval.  The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching in a multicultural environment.  We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Associate Professor, Tenure-Track: Women’s Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

The University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for an appointment as associate professor in our interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Department. We seek a senior scholar focusing on race and racialization, whose principal area of research is African American and/or African Diaspora related.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in her or his area of expertise as well as to share in teaching the core undergraduate and graduate courses in Women’s Studies. The scholar in this position will have the opportunity to contribute to building departmental strengths and emphases, including the minor in Black Women’s Studies, as well as new curricula at the graduate and undergraduate level. As a senior member of the faculty, the scholar is expected to participate actively in the life of the Department and the University.

We seek a scholar with a distinguished record of research and scholarship, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an aptitude for mentoring graduate students in an interdisciplinary program. Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree required.

Applications should be submitted online to https://ejobs.umd.edu  (position number 104153) and include a 3-4 page cover letter (describing scholarly achievements, contributions to relevant fields, and trajectory of work as it relates to current research agenda; teaching philosophy and experience, including experience in mentoring graduate and/or undergraduate students; and major contributions to the institutions, professions and communities in which the applicant has served), a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (one article or book chapter), one syllabus, and the contact information for three recommenders who will submit their references online. If there are other forms of work or URLs related to their work that candidates want the committee to consider, applicants have the option of submitting a single pdf file with a representative sample. For best consideration, please ensure that all application materials are uploaded by December 1, 2014.

For questions about the application process, contact JV Sapinoso at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); questions about the position should be addressed to:  Elsa Barkley Brown, Chair, Search Committee, via email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland is recognized as one of the leading programs in its field within the United States and beyond. With twelve core faculty and more than eighty affiliate faculty, our department offers the B.A. and Ph.D. degrees, undergraduate certificates in LGBT Studies and in Women’s Studies, a minor in LGBT Studies, a joint minor in Black Women’s Studies (with African American Studies), and a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies. Feminist Studies, one of the leading journals of interdisciplinary scholarship in our field, is housed on our campus. The University of Maryland is situated in the greater metropolitan area connecting Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., and has access to the exceptional range of rich cultural, political, and social resources there, including the executive offices of the National Women’s Studies Association.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. This position is contingent upon the continued availability of funds.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth

The Gender Research Institute at Dartmouth (GRID) welcomes applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship (Sept 2015-June 2017). Fellows will work closely with the GRID seminar, which for Spring 2016 will be “Gender Matters: Feminist Ecologies and Materialisms.” The appointed fellow will enjoy full use of college research resources, receive an annual stipend of $55,000 plus benefits, an annual research allowance of $2,000, and a first-year computer allowance of $2,500.

Deadline: December 10, 2014.

For details: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~grid/funded_opportunities/.

To apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/23884.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Gender and Transnational History, University of Toronto

The Women and Gender Studies Institute (WGSI) and the Department of History, at the University of Toronto, invite applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Gender & Transnational History. This is a joint-appointment between WGSI (51%) and the Department of History (49%). The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin July 1, 2015.

The position has a focus on feminist, anti- and post-colonial studies, and diasporic and transnational studies. We seek a theoretically and interdisciplinary engaged historian of gender and sexuality. Geographic focus is open; we are particularly interested in scholars working on the 19th and 20th centuries, whose scholarship engages the history of gender through feminist, anti- and post-colonial studies and diasporic and transnational studies.

Applicants must have a completed Ph.D. at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter and a record of excellence in teaching and research. Duties consist of research and teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

All qualified applicants are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. If you have questions about this position, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). All application materials should be submitted online.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format.

Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters directly to WGSI via e-mail to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by the closing date, December 15, 2014.

For more information on WGSI, please visit http://www.wgsi.utoronto.ca. For more information on the Department of History, please visit http://www.history.utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Please follow this link to see the job ad on the UofT Career website: https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?job=1402024