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Assistant Professor: Post-1945 U.S. Cultural/Social History/Studies, Charles University (Prague)

The Department of North American Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic (http://kas.fsv.cuni.cz/ASFSVEN-1.html) is announcing a vacancy for a full-time academic position of assistant professor in U.S. Cultural/Social History/Studies. While the Search Committee will consider candidates from a variety of disciplines, consideration will be given to those who specialize in recent and contemporary U.S. cultural/social history/studies, primarily since the end of the Cold War. All candidates must satisfy the requirements specified below. The deadline for applications is (January 31, 2015), midnight Central European time.

One of the most prestigious European universities and one of the oldest in the world, Charles University was founded in 1348 and is today a powerhouse public research university with 17 different faculties, institutes, research centers, and over 50,000 students. Its unique history, heritage and vibrant life make Prague “the heart of Europe” in culture and knowledge production and transfer. The Czech Republic is one of the most affordable countries to live and work in the region, and its geographical location provides easy access to most other parts of Europe. To learn more about Charles University, go to http://www.cuni.cz/UKEN-10.html

    Required:  
  • PhD in hand by October 1, 2015 at the latest
    Specializing in:  
  • U.S. Studies (and/or) Migration Studies, Urban Studies, Social Policy Studies, Latino/a Studies, Black Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies—especially focusing on engagement with national government, policy/politics, history, memory and/or identity
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  • Post-1945, including but primarily since the end of the Cold War to the present day
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  • With some record and a clear potential for high level professional (academic and policy) research outputs
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  • Experience in international education (study abroad, international students, international collaboration)—the position will conduct academic international relations for the department
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  • A demonstrated record of versatility and breadth in teaching, academic service, and administrative duties (including co-editing departmental publications, grant writing, international collaboration)
    Preferred:  
  • Ability to teach methodological courses such as Introduction to the Study of North American Society and Culture, including fields such as (and/or) American Studies, Social/Cultural History, (Socio)cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Cultural Studies
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  • Ability to teach introductory courses on U.S. modern history, U.S. culture or U.S. society
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  • Ability to deploy academic expertise to current public policy debates in the U.S.
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  • Ability to publish research in high-profile journals relevant to the field of expertise
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  • Some record and a potential for supervising theses on a wide variety of topics
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  • Research experience in a language other than English; willingness to learn Czech
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  • A demonstrated record of ability to adjust to and succeed in different administrative, cultural and social systems (such as living and working in a “foreign” country)
    The position includes:  
  • Teaching load of 3/3 courses
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  • Academic service, including consultation, supervision of undergraduate and Master’s theses
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  • Research and publishing in leading scholarly and professional journals, and with renowned presses
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  • Administrative duties, including co-editing departmental publications, grant writing, international collaboration
    The application must contain:  
  • An academic Curriculum Vita
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  • A cover letter / letter of statement
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  • A writing sample (max. 25 pages)
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  • Two letters of recommendation

Send complete and printed applications by January 31, 2015, midnight Central European time to:

Office of Personnel
Faculty of Social Sciences
Charles University in Prague
Smetanovo nábřeží 6
Praha 1
110 00
Czech Republic

Early submissions are especially appreciated.

The Search Committee reserves the right to notify ONLY those candidates who are selected to advance to the second round of selection.

Questions about the position should be directed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)


Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track: American West, Montana State University

The Department of History and Philosophy at Montana State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, with expertise in the history of the American West, and strengths in religion and/or public history (including digital humanities) and/or public health.

Required Qualifications
1. PhD in History or related fields by August 15, 2015.
2. Demonstrated preparation and expertise (or promise of expertise) in the history of the American West.
3. Demonstrated promise of excellence in both teaching and scholarship

Screening of applications will begin January 31, 2015 and will continue until an adequate pool is established.

For complete job announcement and application procedures, go to: https://jobs.montana.edu/postings/1193

AA/ADA/EEO/Vet Pref Employer


Chairs, Deans, and Directors

Professorships and Director Position, Tenure-Track: Sustainability Studies, University of Vermont

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Environmental Program of the University of Vermont invite applications to fill three tenure-track positions within a broad theme of sustainability studies and global environmental equity. The positions are expected to complement existing faculty strengths in three areas of expertise:

1) sustainability policy and/or behavior with a focus on energy, climate, transportation, food or interrelated arenas
2) sustainability values, community/social aspects of resilience, health, and well-being
3) sustainability education and communication

We especially seek candidates who think across disciplinary boundaries, using theoretical, applied, and/or community-based approaches to address environmental challenges where sustainability is the goal. A high priority is scholarly work with commitment to social and environmental justice and their relation to equity, power, and privilege. Successful candidates will demonstrate interdisciplinary research of the highest quality and the capacity to seek extramural funds to support their scholarship. We seek colleagues with innovative teaching methods that promote engaged learning in the 21st century and a commitment to teaching in the interdisciplinary undergraduate Environmental Studies program as well as the RSENR graduate program. Candidates will demonstrate the capacity to develop a highly productive graduate research program for both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Natural Resources.

As part of this cluster hire, we are also seeking applications from senior scholar-teachers with administrative experience and commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship for the position of Environmental Program Director, to be hired at the associate or full professor rank. The Director provides internal program leadership as well as external leadership in relation to campus-wide undergraduate environmental education, with oversight for program staff, curriculum initiatives, cross-campus coordination, and the UVM Natural Areas. Environmental Studies, a campus-wide major shared by two colleges in addition to the Rubenstein School, is the second largest major at UVM, with over 500 majors and minors pursuing a wide range of interests. The faculty includes eight tenure-track members with appointments of 25-100% teaching in the Program and three full-time lecturers. In this period of continued growth for our nationally acclaimed program, we seek a Director who can provide inspired vision and collaborative leadership to support high quality learning opportunities and student engagement. The Director reports to the Dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR).

The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, the largest city in Vermont, with an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population. The mission of RSENR is to understand, nurture, and enrich the interdependence of people and healthy ecological systems. RSENR has 45 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty, 35 staff, 600 undergraduates, and 100 graduate students in both Masters and Ph.D. programs. RSENR is based in the LEED Platinum certified Aiken Center and also includes the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, Aiken Forestry Sciences Laboratory, and Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory on Lake Champlain.

Candidates must have earned a doctorate by the time of appointment, and teaching experience is preferred. Of these positions, one will be hired at the assistant professor level, one at the assistant or associate professor level, and one at the associate or full professor level to serve as Director of the Environmental Program. Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) a strong record of scholarly achievement, external funding, and publications; 2) experience with university-level teaching, high impact experiential learning pedagogies, academic advising, research and internship mentoring, and curriculum innovation; 3) experience working across disciplines and diverse perspectives; and 4) strong communication and collaboration skills.

The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Rubenstein School and the Environmental Program are committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcome applications from underrepresented gender, ethnic, racial and cultural groups as well as veterans and people with disabilities. UVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are encouraged to address how they will further this goal in their application materials.

How to apply:
The search committee will give Initial consideration to applications received by January 5, 2015, but applications will be considered until there is a sufficiently diverse pool. Candidates applying specifically for the Program Director position should highlight their qualifications in a supplementary letter of intent. These are university-year appointments expected to begin on August 24, 2015, with the Program Director position beginning on July 1 if possible. Application materials for each of the three positions should be uploaded to http://www.uvmjobs.com
under posting #F099PO (titled Assistant Professor) and include the following materials:
1) letter of interest
2) curriculum vitae
3) statement (2 pages maximum) on scholarship and teaching experience, including impact of work and how these efforts can be successfully integrated (for those applying for Program Director, please also include administrative experience in this statement)

Note: References will be contacted immediately by UVM for letters upon submission of application.

For further information, see the Rubenstein School and Environmental Program websites or contact co-chairs, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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.


Postdoctoral Fellowship: Digital Humanities and Community Engagement, Lehigh University

Lehigh University seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar in digital humanities and community engagement beginning August 2015. The annual salary is $50,000 with full benefits.

For more than a century, mighty Bethlehem Steel anchored Lehigh University’s hometown, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Now that the steel is gone, Bethlehem is experiencing the economic, social and cultural transformations of a city in transition to a post-industrial future.  Lehigh faculty, staff and students have begun telling the city’s story using new digital media forms, chronicling the near universal themes of a community grappling with compelling issues of social justice and its own evolving history.

We seek a postdoctoral scholar well-versed in digital media, methods and technologies, with scholarly interest in one or more of the following areas: documentary studies (film or other), community engagement, urban studies and social justice. The scholar will pursue digital humanities scholarship, teach one undergraduate course each semester, contribute to workshops in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and work one-on-one to help faculty integrate digital media into their courses.

The goal is to drive expansion of an undergraduate humanities curriculum that engages the local community, equips more faculty with enhanced skill sets in digital humanities forms, amplifies undergraduate humanities research, and leads to the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in documentary studies.

The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2012 and August 2015. We seek scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines as well as the humanistic social sciences. Please apply at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5320 and submit a cover letter, vita, dissertation abstract, project description, and contact information for three academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. The deadline for receipt of all materials is March 15, 2015. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Ed Whitley: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Lehigh University ranks in the top 50 among national universities in the 2014 U.S. News & World Report ratings and is in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profile of American Colleges. Lehigh is located on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem in eastern Pennsylvania.  It is about one and one-half hours from New York and Philadelphia. The Lehigh Valley is an attractive place to live and work with reasonable cost of living, easy commuting, and abundant cultural activities.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Lehigh University is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths or experiences in this area. Lehigh University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and Lehigh offers excellent benefits including domestic partner benefits. Please also see Lehigh Work/LifeBalance for Faculty: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inprv/work_life_balance.


English

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


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.


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.


Visiting Assistant Professor: Asian American Studies, Northwestern University

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in Asian American Studies in, but not exclusive to, the disciplines of sociology, psychology, public health, religion, or other humanities and qualitative social sciences. Areas of specialization are open but scholars whose expertise builds connections with Asian Transpacific Studies, Indigenous Studies, or Arab American Studies are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be co-appointed between the Asian American Studies Program and the department best suited to his or her research. Responsibilities include teaching five quarter-length courses, participating in program activities, and collaborating with Asian American Studies faculty and students. This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment starting September 1, 2015. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment.  Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

Applicants should visit http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu/ to submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests, email addresses for three reference writers, and teaching evaluations if available. Deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2015.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.


Professorships and Director Position, Tenure-Track: Sustainability Studies, University of Vermont

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources and the Environmental Program of the University of Vermont invite applications to fill three tenure-track positions within a broad theme of sustainability studies and global environmental equity. The positions are expected to complement existing faculty strengths in three areas of expertise:

1) sustainability policy and/or behavior with a focus on energy, climate, transportation, food or interrelated arenas
2) sustainability values, community/social aspects of resilience, health, and well-being
3) sustainability education and communication

We especially seek candidates who think across disciplinary boundaries, using theoretical, applied, and/or community-based approaches to address environmental challenges where sustainability is the goal. A high priority is scholarly work with commitment to social and environmental justice and their relation to equity, power, and privilege. Successful candidates will demonstrate interdisciplinary research of the highest quality and the capacity to seek extramural funds to support their scholarship. We seek colleagues with innovative teaching methods that promote engaged learning in the 21st century and a commitment to teaching in the interdisciplinary undergraduate Environmental Studies program as well as the RSENR graduate program. Candidates will demonstrate the capacity to develop a highly productive graduate research program for both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Natural Resources.

As part of this cluster hire, we are also seeking applications from senior scholar-teachers with administrative experience and commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and scholarship for the position of Environmental Program Director, to be hired at the associate or full professor rank. The Director provides internal program leadership as well as external leadership in relation to campus-wide undergraduate environmental education, with oversight for program staff, curriculum initiatives, cross-campus coordination, and the UVM Natural Areas. Environmental Studies, a campus-wide major shared by two colleges in addition to the Rubenstein School, is the second largest major at UVM, with over 500 majors and minors pursuing a wide range of interests. The faculty includes eight tenure-track members with appointments of 25-100% teaching in the Program and three full-time lecturers. In this period of continued growth for our nationally acclaimed program, we seek a Director who can provide inspired vision and collaborative leadership to support high quality learning opportunities and student engagement. The Director reports to the Dean of the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR).

The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, the largest city in Vermont, with an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population. The mission of RSENR is to understand, nurture, and enrich the interdependence of people and healthy ecological systems. RSENR has 45 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty, 35 staff, 600 undergraduates, and 100 graduate students in both Masters and Ph.D. programs. RSENR is based in the LEED Platinum certified Aiken Center and also includes the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, Aiken Forestry Sciences Laboratory, and Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory on Lake Champlain.

Candidates must have earned a doctorate by the time of appointment, and teaching experience is preferred. Of these positions, one will be hired at the assistant professor level, one at the assistant or associate professor level, and one at the associate or full professor level to serve as Director of the Environmental Program. Preference will be given to candidates with: 1) a strong record of scholarly achievement, external funding, and publications; 2) experience with university-level teaching, high impact experiential learning pedagogies, academic advising, research and internship mentoring, and curriculum innovation; 3) experience working across disciplines and diverse perspectives; and 4) strong communication and collaboration skills.

The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. The Rubenstein School and the Environmental Program are committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcome applications from underrepresented gender, ethnic, racial and cultural groups as well as veterans and people with disabilities. UVM is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are encouraged to address how they will further this goal in their application materials.

How to apply:
The search committee will give Initial consideration to applications received by January 5, 2015, but applications will be considered until there is a sufficiently diverse pool. Candidates applying specifically for the Program Director position should highlight their qualifications in a supplementary letter of intent. These are university-year appointments expected to begin on August 24, 2015, with the Program Director position beginning on July 1 if possible. Application materials for each of the three positions should be uploaded to http://www.uvmjobs.com
under posting #F099PO (titled Assistant Professor) and include the following materials:
1) letter of interest
2) curriculum vitae
3) statement (2 pages maximum) on scholarship and teaching experience, including impact of work and how these efforts can be successfully integrated (for those applying for Program Director, please also include administrative experience in this statement)

Note: References will be contacted immediately by UVM for letters upon submission of application.

For further information, see the Rubenstein School and Environmental Program websites or contact co-chairs, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Visiting Assistant Professor: Comparative Border Studies, University of California, Davis

The UC Davis Graduate Group in Cultural Studies is pleased to announce a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship for 2015-2017 in Comparative Border Studies supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Applicants should be specialists in research on one or more border zones, such as: US-Mexico, Israel-Palestine, Afghanistan-Pakistan, North-South Korea, East-West Germany, North Africa-Europe, etc. We are interested in promoting comparative and transnational research so these perspectives are preferred, but not required. The specific field is open, but interdisciplinary orientation in humanities and qualitative social sciences is preferred.

Our new three-year Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies focuses on the making, unmaking, crossing, and fortification of borders—national, regional, colonial—and aims to rethink notions of border crossing as well as containment within different regional studies contexts as a result of transregional, comparative dialogue. The initiative is organized around three major themes: 1) human rights, citizenship and racialized belonging; 2) mobility, militarization and containment; 3) protest cultures and transnational solidarities. Research interest in one or more of these areas is preferred. We will consider junior scholars including recent PhDs and ABDs (the degree must be completed by July 1, 2015).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will participate in the activities of the Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies. Duties include teaching three courses per year, and serving as co-organizer of colloquia and other events involving faculty and graduate students. The appointment will be housed in an appropriate department or program in the humanities or (qualitative) social sciences, in accordance with the background of the successful applicant (fields may include Asian American studies, Chicana/o studies, History,English, Spanish, Middle East studies, South Asian studies, German, Native American studies, American studies, Anthropology, among others).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, plus health benefits, research funding, and relocation funds.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three (3) references (we do NOT accept letters via Interfolio) through the online application form found at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00476. For full consideration applications must be received by February 6, 2015. The position is open until filled.

The University of California is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.


Postdoctoral Fellowship: Thinking Matters Program, Stanford University

The Thinking Matters Fellowship offers an opportunity for recent recipients of doctoral degrees to teach in an innovative liberal education program with a cohort of like-minded colleagues from a wide variety of different disciplines. Thinking Matters fosters the development of intellectual curiosity and critical inquiry skills in a student-centered environment designed to help students in their transition to college-level learning.  Fellows who will thrive in this program find professional gratification in providing support for student learning in a collaborative exchange with peers about effective strategies for freshman pedagogy.  About 25 fellows each year create a vibrant interdisciplinary community dedicated to liberal arts education. Thinking Matters Fellows will continue the long tradition of providing discussion seminars led by post-doctoral scholars, which was established at Stanford in 1919 for the pioneering “Problems of Citizenship” required course for all freshmen.

The appointment begins August 1, 2015 for a two-year term that is renewable for one additional year depending on programmatic need and job performance. Fellows are typically released from teaching responsibilities for one quarter during the second year. Annual starting salary will be at least $59,000 with a supplemental stipend of $2,000 for research and scholarship. In addition to their salary, Fellows are eligible for a full package of employee benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS

We invite applications from candidates with relevant background in Quantitative methods (in any field); Political Science; Biology; Asian and African Studies; History (American and European); Social Science (anthropology, communication, and sociology); Narrative and Aesthetic Inquiry.

Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2009 and no later than June 2015. Applicants must provide evidence of teaching excellence and proof of intellectual flexibility as well as a strong record of scholarship. Other desired qualifications are: experience teaching first-year university students; familiarity with team teaching, and demonstrated experience with developing students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, discussion, and analysis.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

In the application process all candidates must identify the course clusters (2) which best fit their teaching experience and graduate training; they may also identify an optional additional course not listed in their chosen clusters. Fellows will be placed on teams in three different courses, one each in autumn, winter and spring quarters. For information on selecting a course cluster and instructions on completing an application through Interfolio, go to https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/thinking-matters/teach/open-fellowship-positions/thinking-matters-fellowship.

Applications open December 15, 2014 and close February 27, 2015 (EST). We will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 2015, and continue until all positions are filled.


Assistant Professor: Crime and Justice Studies, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

The Department of Crime and Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth invites applications for a position at the Assistant Professor level starting fall, 2015. The faculty in Crime and Justice Studies come from multiple disciplines including Gender Studies, History, Law and Society, Sociology, Equity Studies, Criminology, Psychology, Education, Social Work and American Studies. Our curriculum emphasizes interdisciplinary and innovative approaches. The department is striving to become a leader in the teaching of intersectionality and research on matters of social justice. 

The selected candidate will be expected to teach core course requirements such as Abolitionism or Foundations of Justice Studies. A critical and interdisciplinary understanding of justice rooted in intersectionality and knowledge of social justice is a requirement for teaching our core courses.

Academic focus is open within the study of intersectionality, and applicants must have the desire to assist in designing, creating, growing and administering an innovative and progressive program, with the future prospect of creating and contributing to graduate studies. 

All applicants must provide evidence of effective undergraduate classroom instruction, a publication record commensurate with experience, a strong research agenda and a commitment to service in the community and the university. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching experience, publication record or established research agenda focus on critical theory through the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and empire. Applicants are invited from fields drawing upon Black Studies, Queer, women’s and gender studies, Ethnic Studies, Native American, Chicana and Indigenous Studies, History, Whiteness, Sociology, Criminology, Law and Society, and related fields.

Minimum Requirements: ABDs will be considered but the Ph.D. must be completed before September 1, 2016, for contract renewal. Teaching experience is required with documented proficiency.

To apply, please submit a cover letter that outlines your qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, a published manuscript or work in progress, three letters of reference, proof of doctorate degree or ABD status, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness including course syllabi and student course evaluations at http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/. Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. 

For those who have confidential references, you may have them sent directly to Ms. Louisa Medeiros at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

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


Assistant or Associate Professor: Communication and Cultural Industries, University of California SD

The Department of Communication within the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego is seeking to make an appointment at the “Assistant Professor or early career Associate Professor” level in Communication and Cultural Industries to begin Fall 2015. We are looking for a faculty member well versed in the traditions of critical communication studies with a research focus on media theory and practices in local and global contexts.  We are especially interested in candidates familiar with changing media ecologies and the ways that new communication and media technologies are transforming industry structures, work, practices of consumption and production, and cultural life.  Research and teaching interests may include cinema and film studies, television studies, games studies, social media, transnational media, media access and/or literacy, or related areas. Historical and/or comparative perspectives as well as ethnographic work are encouraged, as are other empirical approaches that offer important theoretical insights for the field.

Candidates should have a PhD and evidence of a strong research program and teaching experience. The Department of Communication at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Given that commitment, the department is interested in recruiting candidates who are committed to the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity and will make a strong and meaningful contribution to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Closing Date: Initial review date 1/30/2015 (Friday), and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply: Applications should be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00714

AA-EOE: 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.


Associate or Full Professor, Tenured: Urban Studies, Barnard-Columbia

The Barnard-Columbia Urban Studies Program invites nominations and applications from leading senior scholars for a position as Associate or Full Professor in Urban Studies. We are seeking an active leader in the field of urban scholarship with a demonstrated record of scholarly accomplishment appropriate to appointment with tenure (including a PhD); and, a national and international reputation for scholarly productivity in research. Areas of specialization are open, but we are particularly interested in scholars who bring an international perspective to the study of urban life. In addition to candidates from the social sciences and history, we especially encourage applicants working in such areas as planning, geography, and the built environment to apply. The Urban Studies program at Barnard serves undergraduate liberal arts majors and non-majors from both Barnard and Columbia colleges. A commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising is expected. Candidates should also have a demonstrated record of, or interest in, program leadership.

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a list of three academic references to https://careers.barnard.edu/postings/1315.

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage women and candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply. 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.


Postdoctoral Fellowship: African American Urban Studies, Carnegie Mellon University

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Africanamerican Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE). 

The Department of History at Carnegie Mellon University seeks a scholar in the humanities and/or social sciences doing history-related research in African American urban studies.  The fellow will pursue his/her own research project; interact with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students; and collaborate with the director on current center projects, including CAUSE 20th Anniversary events. The appointment is for nine months beginning August 24, 2015. 

The fellowship carries a stipend of $50,000, and $5,000 for research, benefits and other expenses.  Send a cover letter, c.v., two letters of reference, writing sample, and a three-to-five page project proposal.  The proposal should include a project description, chapter outline, explanation of the significance to relevant fields, and plans and goals for the fellowship term. 

Send to:
Professor Joe William Trotter, Jr.
CAUSE, Dept. of History
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890. 

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 31, 2015.  (Notification of decision by April 20) 

Women and minorities are urged to apply.  EEO/AA.


Postdoctoral Fellowship: Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, University of Vermont

Andrew Harris Fellowship Program

The University of Vermont is pleased to announce an academic postdoctoral fellowship position in the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS). CAS is interested in applicants with backgrounds or interests in either one or any combination of the following broad subjects: Economics, Geography, Global and Regional Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, or Environmental Justice.  UVM is especially interested in scholars who can contribute to the UVM College of Arts and Sciences diversity plan, which was designed in part to ensure faculty, students, and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution.

This fellowship is offered as a full-time, 12-month appointment (September 1 through August 31) in an academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences.

The deadline for applications is February 20. Only complete applications will be considered. Materials should be submitted electronically. Make sure subject line reads: “Harris Fellowship”.  Packet must include: a cover letter that includes a description of research/writing goals for the fellowship year; a curriculum vita (5 pages maximum); three letters of recommendation; and a 20-30 page writing sample to Professor Emily Bernard, Interim Director, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). The cover letter should provide a summary of the candidate’s accomplishments, subject areas of interest, and a description or statement of past contributions and commitment to advance diversity. 

For more information visit:  http://www.uvm.edu/~alana/?Page=ahf.html


Government / Public Policy

History

Humanities

Visiting Assistant Professor: Comparative Border Studies, University of California, Davis

The UC Davis Graduate Group in Cultural Studies is pleased to announce a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship for 2015-2017 in Comparative Border Studies supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Applicants should be specialists in research on one or more border zones, such as: US-Mexico, Israel-Palestine, Afghanistan-Pakistan, North-South Korea, East-West Germany, North Africa-Europe, etc. We are interested in promoting comparative and transnational research so these perspectives are preferred, but not required. The specific field is open, but interdisciplinary orientation in humanities and qualitative social sciences is preferred.

Our new three-year Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies focuses on the making, unmaking, crossing, and fortification of borders—national, regional, colonial—and aims to rethink notions of border crossing as well as containment within different regional studies contexts as a result of transregional, comparative dialogue. The initiative is organized around three major themes: 1) human rights, citizenship and racialized belonging; 2) mobility, militarization and containment; 3) protest cultures and transnational solidarities. Research interest in one or more of these areas is preferred. We will consider junior scholars including recent PhDs and ABDs (the degree must be completed by July 1, 2015).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will participate in the activities of the Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies. Duties include teaching three courses per year, and serving as co-organizer of colloquia and other events involving faculty and graduate students. The appointment will be housed in an appropriate department or program in the humanities or (qualitative) social sciences, in accordance with the background of the successful applicant (fields may include Asian American studies, Chicana/o studies, History,English, Spanish, Middle East studies, South Asian studies, German, Native American studies, American studies, Anthropology, among others).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, plus health benefits, research funding, and relocation funds.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three (3) references (we do NOT accept letters via Interfolio) through the online application form found at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00476. For full consideration applications must be received by February 6, 2015. The position is open until filled.

The University of California is an equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.


Postdoctoral Fellowship: Thinking Matters Program, Stanford University

The Thinking Matters Fellowship offers an opportunity for recent recipients of doctoral degrees to teach in an innovative liberal education program with a cohort of like-minded colleagues from a wide variety of different disciplines. Thinking Matters fosters the development of intellectual curiosity and critical inquiry skills in a student-centered environment designed to help students in their transition to college-level learning.  Fellows who will thrive in this program find professional gratification in providing support for student learning in a collaborative exchange with peers about effective strategies for freshman pedagogy.  About 25 fellows each year create a vibrant interdisciplinary community dedicated to liberal arts education. Thinking Matters Fellows will continue the long tradition of providing discussion seminars led by post-doctoral scholars, which was established at Stanford in 1919 for the pioneering “Problems of Citizenship” required course for all freshmen.

The appointment begins August 1, 2015 for a two-year term that is renewable for one additional year depending on programmatic need and job performance. Fellows are typically released from teaching responsibilities for one quarter during the second year. Annual starting salary will be at least $59,000 with a supplemental stipend of $2,000 for research and scholarship. In addition to their salary, Fellows are eligible for a full package of employee benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS

We invite applications from candidates with relevant background in Quantitative methods (in any field); Political Science; Biology; Asian and African Studies; History (American and European); Social Science (anthropology, communication, and sociology); Narrative and Aesthetic Inquiry.

Eligible candidates will have earned a doctorate in a relevant field, conferred no earlier than 2009 and no later than June 2015. Applicants must provide evidence of teaching excellence and proof of intellectual flexibility as well as a strong record of scholarship. Other desired qualifications are: experience teaching first-year university students; familiarity with team teaching, and demonstrated experience with developing students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, discussion, and analysis.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

In the application process all candidates must identify the course clusters (2) which best fit their teaching experience and graduate training; they may also identify an optional additional course not listed in their chosen clusters. Fellows will be placed on teams in three different courses, one each in autumn, winter and spring quarters. For information on selecting a course cluster and instructions on completing an application through Interfolio, go to https://undergrad.stanford.edu/programs/thinking-matters/teach/open-fellowship-positions/thinking-matters-fellowship.

Applications open December 15, 2014 and close February 27, 2015 (EST). We will begin reviewing applications on January 31, 2015, and continue until all positions are filled.


Museum Studies

Music, Fine Arts, and Art History

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.

Visiting Assistant Professor: Women’s and Gender Studies, Dickinson College

One-year position (with possible renewal up to three years) as Visiting Assistant Professor at Dickinson College in Women’s and Gender Studies beginning July 2015. The candidate should have the Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies or another substantial qualification in the field. The ability to teach core courses in Women’s and Gender Studies as well as at all levels of the curriculum is essential. The candidate should also be able to teach topics or cross-listed courses in American Studies. Teaching experience required. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Area of specialization: open.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. The Women’s and Gender Studies Department’s interdisciplinary curriculum pushes students to develop a rich and complex understanding of the range of gendered experiences, underscoring differences based on class, race, culture, ethnic origin, religion, age and sexual identity.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu.  Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation. Evidence of teaching effectiveness will be required of finalists. Application deadline is February 15, 2015. 

The College is committed to building a representative and diverse faculty, administrative staff, and student body. We encourage applications from all qualified persons.