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Employment and Fellowships

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American Studies

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


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

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

Educator - Researcher

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

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

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

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

Please be sure to fill out the online questionaire:


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

Please no phone calls.

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

Postdoctoral Fellowship: American Academy of Arts & Sciences


The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, an international learned society founded in 1780 and located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invites applications for its 2015-2016 scholar-in-residence program. The Academy seeks proposals from scholars who are completing manuscripts on American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present. Preference will be given to untenured junior faculty. Qualified postdoctoral scholars are also invited to apply.

Visiting Scholars are based in Cambridge and have the opportunity to participate in seminars and other Academy events.

Applications must be submitted online:
Applicants should consult the program guidelines:

Terms of Award: Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence at the Academy throughout the academic year (mid-September-May). The stipend is $45,000 for postdoctoral scholars; $65,000 for junior faculty (not to exceed one half of salary).

For Further Information: Contact the Visiting Scholars Program, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 136 Irving Street, Cambridge MA 02138 (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Application information is available on the Academy’s website (http://www.amacad.org).

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Studies, Trinity College

The American Studies Program at Trinity College will appoint an innovative scholar of Public Humanities whose research and teaching presents a rigorous interdisciplinary approach to American society and culture. We are interested in approaches that engage contemporary settings through visual culture or ethnographic methods. The successful candidate will primarily address notions of community and the public, and may contribute to departments and multidisciplinary programs, such as Urban Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Science, Studio Arts, Women, Gender, and Sexuality, History, and/or English. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor that begins in the 2015-2016 academic year. Teaching load is 2/2 for the first two years (and 3/2 thereafter) with a one-semester leave every fourth year.

Trinity College, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is a coeducational independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. An AA/EOE, the college is committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States.

Please submit a letter of application (including statement of research and teaching interests), CV, transcripts, a writing sample or access to a digital exhibition/portfolio, and at least three letters of reference at the following link: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/. All application materials are due by November 14, 2014. The Program’s web page may be accessed at: http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/American/Pages/default.aspx 

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American Studies, Wellesley College

Wellesley College seeks to make a tenure-track hire in American Studies with specialization in the comparative study of race, ethnicity, and immigration, preferably at the beginning assistant professor level. We seek candidates with a strong background in Chicano/a and/or Latino/a Studies, ideally with the ability to teach in another sub-field of ethnic studies. We welcome applicants trained in interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies, or in fields such as sociology, anthropology, or history. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in comparative ethnic studies and American Studies, in addition to courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization. Curriculum- and program-building will be important aspects of this position, which begins in Fall 2015.

Please submit only in electronic form the following: a letter of application, a c.v., a graduate school transcript, The names/email addresses of three references are requested. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.), a brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a writing sample to https://career.wellesley.edu. Applications must be received by November 1, 2014. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our on line application system, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Wellesley is an Affirmative Action/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.

Chairs, Deans, and Directors

Hartley Burr Alexander Chair: Humanities, Scripps College

Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications and nominations for the Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities. This professorship is a tenured, senior position at the rank of full professor open to distinguished scholars with an outstanding record of scholarship and undergraduate teaching. The field of specialization is open; the College is interested in scholars who take an interdisciplinary and critical approach to the humanities. Candidates must have a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in their field. The teaching load for the Chair is four courses per year; participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities is expected. The appointment to the Chair, which includes a research budget, is for an initial ten-year period with the possibility of renewal. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references directly to AcademicJobsOnline. Nominations, or other inquiries about the position, may be directed to Andrew Jacobs, chair of the search committee (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Deadline for applications is November 1, 2014. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students. 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.

Communication / Media


Professor, Open Rank, Tenure-track: English and Comparative Literature, American University in Cairo

American University in Cairo

Job Description:
The Department of English and Comparative Literature seeks to appoint a faculty in American literature (open rank) for a full time, tenure-track appointment beginning Fall 2015. Possible fields of interest include, but are not limited to: African American literature, Arab American literature, Multiethnic American literature, American studies, Hemispheric studies, Translation Studies, and Transnationalism. The successful candidate is expected to teach humanities courses in the AUC core curriculum, introduction to literature and introduction to American studies courses, and both halves of a two-semester survey of American literature; actively engage in research; supervise M.A. theses and serve on committees; and provide department and university service. The teaching load is normally nine credits per semester, including courses in the M.A. program.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in English, American Studies, Comparative Literature, or a related discipline by the time of appointment, preferably with a record of an active research agenda and teaching experience.

Additional Information:
Review of applications will open on Nov. 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:
All applicants must submit the following documents via the online system:
a) an updated C.V; b) a letter of interest; c) a completed AUC Personnel Information Form (PIF); d) list of professional publications; 
e) Please ask at least three referees familiar with your professional background to send reference letters directly to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

About The American University in Cairo:
Founded in 1919, AUC moved to a new 270-acre state-of-the-art campus in New Cairo in 2008. The University also operates in its historic downtown facilities, offering cultural events, graduate classes, and continuing education. Student housing is available in both downtown Zamalek and New Cairo. Among the premier universities in the region, AUC is Middle States accredited; its Engineering programs are accredited by ABET, its Chemistry program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, and the Management program is accredited by AACSB. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region and are an active and integral part of the University’s pursuit of excellence in all academic and scholarly programs.  AUC is an English-medium institution; eighty-five percent of the students are Egyptian and the rest include students from nearly ninety countries, principally from the Middle East, Africa and North America. Faculty salary and rank are based on qualifications and professional experience. All faculty receive generous benefits, from AUC tuition to access to research funding; expatriate faculty also receive relocation benefits including annual home leave, and tuition assistance for school age children.

Ethnic/Cultural Studies/Social Sciences

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

Department of Social and Cultural Analysis-Latino Studies Program
New York University

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

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

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-track: Ethnic Studies, Oregon State University

The School of Language, Culture, and Society at Oregon State University invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 9-month, tenure-track position to teach and conduct research in Ethnic Studies.  This appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (depending on qualifications).  The position will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate level courses appropriate to the candidate’s expertise.  Salary is commensurate with education and experience.  For a complete list of qualifications, position details, and to apply, go to http://oregonstate.edu/jobs.  Apply to posting # 0012796.  Closing date is October 15, 2014. 
OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled

Professor, Tenure-track/Tenured: Arab and Muslim American Studies, University of Michigan

ARAB/MUSLIM AMERICAN AND WOMEN’S STUDIES. The University of Michigan’s Departments of American Culture and Women’s Studies seek qualified applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured appointment in Arab and Muslim American studies. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests using feminist approaches to Arab and Muslim American studies (such as frameworks of race, gender, religion and sexuality) will be considered. The search will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S.  Scholars with a demonstrated expertise in the broader field of Arab and/or Muslim American studies are also encouraged to apply.

This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2015. Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree prior to appointment in any relevant field in the humanities or the social sciences. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Both junior and senior applicants should provide:

  1. Cover letter addressed to Chair, Arab/Muslim American and Women’s Studies Search Committee
  2. Vitae
  3. Writing sample (no more than 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. In addition, junior candidates should provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address. Senior candidates should provide names of suggested reviewers.

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 7, 2014.

Women and minorities 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.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Africana Studies, Johns Hopkins University

The Center for Africana Studies of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks two Assistant Professors of Africana Studies, one in the Social Sciences, the other in the Humanities,  with special consideration given to those working in the disciplines of economics, anthropology, or political science; particularly those whose work in these disciplines focuses on inequality or public health. The Center for Africana Studies (CAS) is an interdisciplinary program that advances the study of African American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, and Urban Studies.

For more information on CAS, please visit our website http://krieger.jhu.edu/africana/index.html

Job Requirements

A successful candidate will be a rising scholar with demonstrated research in his/her field. The position is a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the home department of his/her discipline whose teaching and service will be evenly allocated between Africana Studies and that department.

Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.

For the Humanities position, please send letter of application, a current CV, a statement of current research projects, and a copy of one representative publication online to Search Committee Chair via http://apply.interfolio.com/25088.

For the Social Sciences position, please send letter of application, a current CV, a statement of current research projects, and a copy of one representative publication online to Search Committee Chair via http://apply.interfolio.com/25089.

Review of applications will begin September 2014.

Apply Here: http://www.Click2Apply.net/htxzvdw

Government / Public Policy



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://www.hrc.rice.edu/sawyerseminars.  Deadline: December 1, 2014.

Museum Studies

Music, Fine Arts, and Art History

Religious Studies

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track: American Religion, Barnard College

The Religion Department of Barnard College announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the field of American religion. The area of specialization (e.g., historical period, geographical region, theoretical/methodological approach) is open, but we especially welcome applications from candidates whose work situates the study of American religion in transnational perspective. Ph.D. in religion or a related field is required. The successful candidate will be conversant with broad questions that currently animate the academic study of religion, including theoretical and comparative concerns, and will contribute to Barnard’s interdisciplinary American Studies program. All members of the Barnard Religion department participate in one or more of the College’s interdisciplinary undergraduate programs, as well as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University.

Complete applications should include a cover letter addressing teaching philosophy and research interests; a current c.v.; a short writing sample (e.g., a published article, a dissertation chapter, or the like); teaching evaluations (if available); and 3 letters of recommendation. Evidence of teaching excellence and a serious research program are essential. Applicants should submit application materials as pdf files to http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/918. Review of applications begins October 1, 2014.

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Barnard does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.

Associate Professor: Religious Studies, Hamilton College

The Religious Studies Department at Hamilton College announces an opening for an Associate Professor focusing on religious and ethnic diversity in the United States to begin on July 1, 2015. Preferred candidates are grounded in a particular American tradition but also work from a comparative / international perspective. Distinction in teaching, excellence in scholarship, and a strong record of service to the academic profession is required. The letter of application should address the ways in which the candidate would further the College’s goal of building a diverse educational environment. Previous experience teaching, or working with diverse student populations is an asset.  Approximately 50% of students who major in Religious Studies self identify as students of color.

Interested candidates should submit letter of application, Curriculum Vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio and samples of published scholarship to: apply.interfolio.com/25582. The letter and any questions should be addressed to Professor Stephenson Humphries-Brooks, Chair, Department of Religious Studies. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014; applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Hamilton (http://www.hamilton.edu) is a residential liberal arts college located in upstate New York. Applicants with dual-career considerations can find other Hamilton and nearby academic job listings at http://www.upstatenyherc.org. Hamilton College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in all areas of the campus community (http://www.hamilton.edu/diversity). Hamilton provides domestic partner benefits. Candidates from underrepresented groups in higher education are especially encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Religions of the American South, Vanderbilt University

The Department of Religious Studies at Vanderbilt University seeks to make an appointment in Religions of the American South. Rank is Assistant Professor tenure-track. The ideal candidate will be able to address the complex and widely variable nature of the religious traditions of the South with a special consideration of the African-American religious experience and the multiple cultural and religious environments in which that was shaped. We encourage candidates who can place the religions of the South in their larger American and transnational contexts, whether the role of diasporic traditions from Africa and the Caribbean, Pentecostalism, Evangelical Protestantism, or Catholicism; similarly the connections to Islamic and even Hindu and Native American traditions, or other formative contexts, such as movements of social and political protest. While the specialization, historical period, and methodological approaches are open, the candidate must engage fundamental issues of the study of religion and culture. Command of appropriate languages commensurate to an advanced research agenda is required.

The successful candidate will teach both introductory and advanced classes in the field; normal course load is generally four per year. Qualified candidates should be prepared to mentor graduate students and teach advanced courses in the methodologies appropriate to the study of religion in the Graduate Department of Religion’s field of Historical and Critical Theories of Religion (HACTOR). PhD must be in-hand before the beginning of the Fall 2015 term.

Review of applications will begin on Wednesday 01 October 2014 and remain open until the position is successfully filled.

Please submit a letter of application, research statement, and assessment of teaching (if available), transcripts, and three letters of recommendation (or standard university graduate student placement dossier), and a brief writing sample that best reflects your research interests.

Electronic Submission is preferred; send materials to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

For hard copy submission, send to:
Tony K. Stewart, Chair
Department of Religious Studies
ATT: Religions of the South Search Committee
Vanderbilt University
VU Box #351585 [301 Garland Hall]
2301 Vanderbilt Place
Nashville, TN 37235-1585 USA

Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and under-represented minorities are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt University offers employment benefits to domestic partners and prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation/preference and gender identity/expression.

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.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track: American & Gender Studies, Penn State Harrisburg

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies.  The program offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees and certificates in folklore and ethnography, and heritage and museum practice.  The Program seeks candidates with teaching-research areas in Gender Studies and American Studies that complement the program’s existing strengths of folk and popular culture, interdisciplinary history and politics, heritage and museum studies, ethnography and society, and regional and environmental studies.  Teaching assignments may include graduate seminars in Gender and Culture, Problems in American Studies, and American Studies Theory and Method, and undergraduate courses in Women and the American Experience, American Masculinities, American Themes and Eras, and Introduction to American Studies.  Additional fields of interest include race and ethnicity, sexuality, childhood and aging, consumer-business studies, and family-community studies.  Candidates should have college teaching experience, a promising research and publication agenda in American Studies, and a commitment to university service and public outreach.  Instruction and advising experience in graduate American Studies programs desirable.  Ph.D. in American Studies preferred; degree must be in hand by the time of application review.  For additional information about the American Studies program, please visit our web page at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hum/amst

Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  To be considered, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references to http://psu.jobs.  Supplemental materials, including reference letters, transcripts, syllabi, teaching philosophy, etc. should be mailed to: ATTN: Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies Search Committee # 52073, Penn State Harrisburg, School of Humanities, W351 Olmsted Building, Middletown, PA 17057. 

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track: Feminist Science Studies, University of California, Santa Cruz


Assistant Professor, Feminist Science Studies

The Department of Feminist Studies invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in feminist science studies. We welcome applicants from all fields and disciplines (including the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and engineering).

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent foreign degree required at time of application. Record of research and scholarship in preparation or forthcoming. Record of college or university teaching.

Apply at http://apptrkr.com/496141

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on 11/03/2014.


VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT: http://apo.ucsc.edu

Assistant Professor, Tenure-track: Queer Studies, Smith College

Assistant Professor of the Study of Women and Gender: Queer Studies

The Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of queer studies broadly defined. The successful candidate will be prepared to offer courses at the intermediate and advanced levels in queer studies, including courses in theory and in topics related to the candidate’s field of specialization, and will teach in the Program’s interdisciplinary introductory course.

Candidates should demonstrate research and teaching commitments to understanding the intersection of sexuality with gender, race, and class. Candidates must have prior interdisciplinary teaching experience, including an introductory course in the study of women and gender. A Ph.D. is required by the time of appointment.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest independent 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 teach two courses each semester and 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. In addition, the Pioneer Valley has the highest concentration of faculty in gender and sexuality studies in the country, providing broad collaborative opportunities and resources such as participation in the new Five College Queer & Sexuality Studies Certificate (https://www.fivecolleges.edu/queerstudies). Details about the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith may be found at http://www.smith.edu/swg/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/25698 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin October 10, 2014.

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

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: Women and Gender Studies, Smith College

Assistant Professor of English and the Study of Women & Gender

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, starting Fall 2015. We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race, gender, and sexuality in literary and/or visual texts in the contemporary U.S.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose work does not replicate the College’s current strengths in African American literature; comparative work is welcome. Successful candidates will demonstrate command of key methodological and theoretical perspectives in both gender studies and literary studies. Desirable additional fields or areas of strength include film and visual culture, critical race theory, drama and performance. We expect the successful candidate to have excellent preparation in literary texts from the twentieth century (and after), and must have prior interdisciplinary graduate training and teaching experience in women and gender studies. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

The new hire would teach two courses each year in SWG (http://www.smith.edu/swg/) and two in English (http://www.smith.edu/english/). Both programs offer considerable freedom in curricular design. In SWG s/he must be prepared to teach SWG 150, the major’s interdisciplinary, team-taught introductory course. In English, s/he 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 at http://apply.interfolio.com/25933 with a letter of application, CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014. Interviews with semifinalists will be held at the Modern Language Convention in Vancouver, Canada (January 8-11, 2015) or via video conference if necessary.

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