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American Studies

Visiting Instructor or Visiting Assistant Professor: American Studies, Miami University

Miami University is seeking an Instructor/Visiting Assistant Professor (possibly two positions) for a full-time, one-year appointment for the 2015-16 academic year to teach introductory undergraduate courses in transnational American Studies.

Required: PhD in American Studies or related cognate field by time of appointment (for appointment as Visiting Assistant Professor); ABD (for appointment as Instructor). 

Desired: Applicants with an interest in transnational popular culture; demonstrated teaching experience.

To apply: Submit letter of application and curriculum vitae to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=479.  Three letters of reference should be sent directly to Kimberly A. Hamlin, .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), American Studies Program, Miami University, Oxford, OH 45056.  Inquiries may be directed to Kimberly Hamlin at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Screening of applications will begin April 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. 

Miami University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with smoke- and tobacco-free campuses, is committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Miami’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report with information on campus crime, fires, and safety may be found at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html. Hard copy available upon request. Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

Assistant Professor: American Studies, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

«A place where knowledge is created»

As one of Europe’s leading universities of economics and business administration, the University of St.Gallen (HSG) is committed to the education of over 7,666 students and is one of the largest employers in the region, providing around 2,740 employees with an attractive and innovative environment for research, teaching, further education and administration.

The University of St.Gallen seeks to appoint for 6 years from 1 February 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter an Assistant Professor of American Studies, specializing in Digital Media and Society.

This newly created post is devoted to examining the impact of digital media on American society and culture. The successful candidate will complement and collaborate with colleagues in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences in Media Studies, American Studies, Sociology and History.

Applicants must have a PhD in a relevant discipline from the Social Sciences or Humanities and interdisciplinary research interests, teaching experience and the ability to teach at university level in English in areas that are compatible with the university’s core fields of Management, Economics, Law, and International Affairs, and a willingness to engage in expanding the University’s international networks.

The University has set a priority of increasing the number of international scholars among its faculty. It actively pursues a policy of diversity and gender equality in all areas of its activities.

To discuss the post informally, please contact Professor Franz Schultheis, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Applications, including curriculum vitae and list of publications, should be submitted electronically by 31 May 2015 under http://www.unisg.ch/jobs.

University of St.Gallen | School of Humanities and Social Sciences |
Gatterstrasse 1 | CH-9000 St.Gallen | http://www.shss.unisg.ch 

Chairs, Deans, and Directors

Communication / Media


Faculty Fellow: English, New York University

The Department of English at New York University invites applications for two Faculty Fellow positions, commencing September 1, 2015, pending final administrative and budgetary approval. These are full-time, non-tenure-track appointments for one year, with a teaching commitment of 1 course per semester, and the possibility of renewal for a second year. Successful applicants will be outstanding scholars with a commitment to publication who have demonstrated effectiveness as college-level literature teachers, and will have the PhD in hand by September 2015, and may not have been received before August 2013.

The first position is for a scholar working in Human Rights in relation to any field of literary study. This includes work on theoretical, literary, and cultural texts and documents related to human rights. Scholars working on questions of political theory, diaspora, and economic, cultural, ethnic, sexuality, and gender rights are strongly invited to apply.

The second position is for a scholar working on indigeneity in anglophone and vernacular literatures, irrespective of region and period. Scholars working on questions including but not limited to literature and social movements; Indigenous critical theory; comparative indigeneity; language rights and revitalization are strongly invited to apply.

Deadline for applications is June 10, 2015. We expect to conduct Skype interviews in the fourth week of June. To apply please submit cover letter; current CV; dissertation abstract; statement of teaching philosophy; three recommendations; and sample syllabus via the “Employment” link on the NYU Department of English web site: http://english.as.nyu.edu.

Ethnic/Cultural Studies/Social Sciences

Associate or Full Professor, Tenured: African American Studies, UCLA

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of African American Studies invites applications for a senior faculty appointment at the level of Full or advanced Associate Professor.  Experienced candidates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in African American Studies, History, Law, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Public Affairs, Philosophy, Theater, Literature, Humanities, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, or related fields. We are particularly interested in candidates who are working transnationally, including on Africa and diaspora and whose scholarship and engagements are interdisciplinary. Qualifications include an exceptional scholarly research and publication record, an outstanding teaching record, and experience with interdisciplinary instructional programs, which may include positions of leadership. The department welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

An interdisciplinary instructional program in African American Studies was established at UCLA in 1974. The program achieved departmental status during the 2013-14 academic year.  The department maintains both BA and MA degree programs, and offers a joint MA/JD program with the Law School.  For additional information about the department, please go to:  http://afam.ucla.edu

Applicants must apply online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00778

The position will remain open until filled. Rank and salary are commensurate upon qualifications and experience. The anticipated appointment date is July 1, 2015.

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

Government / Public Policy



Series Editor: Adams Family Correspondence, Massachusetts Historical Society

The Adams Papers documentary editing project at the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston seeks a series editor for the Adams Family Correspondence. Since its establishment in 1954, the Adams Papers has published 48 volumes of the diaries, letters, and other writings of the Adams family of Massachusetts; currently we publish two series, Adams Family Correspondence and the Papers of John Adams. Volume 12 of the Adams Family Correspondence will be published in the spring of 2015. This full-time position, which results from the promotion of the former series editor, will include a transitional period during the production of volume 13 of Adams Family Correspondence.

Work on the Adams Papers provides a unique opportunity to explore the fields of late eighteenth-century and early nineteenth-century history through the correspondence and writings of one of America’s first families. The series editor’s responsibilities will include selection and tandem proofreading of documents for publication, research and drafting of annotation, and taking the primary role in producing each volume’s Cindex-based index. The series editor will direct the work of at least one assistant or associate editor. The series editor reports to the editor in chief and cooperates in the management and promotion of the edition.

Required Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of the history of the Early Republic; experience in the field of documentary editing; graduate degree in history, American studies, or related field; excellent research and writing skills; strong project and people management skills; ability to work collaboratively inside an organization.

Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in history, American studies, or a related field; familiarity with book production.

Applications, including a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references will be accepted by email (send to: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For further information, please contact Sara Martin, Editor in Chief, Adams Papers, Massachusetts Historical Society, 617-646-0525 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Assistant or Associate Professor: Humanities (Urbanism), New York University

With the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, the division of the Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for two faculty positions in the humanities with areas of specialization in the study of urbanism, the urban environment, and cities, particularly non-Western. We aim to appoint the successful candidates at either the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning on or after September 1, 2016, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Candidates should be prepared to teach relevant undergraduate and graduate courses within the appropriate department.

Applicants are invited from across the range of humanities disciplines. Desirable research and teaching interests include, but are not limited to: the built environment; architectural history; the humanistic study of urban design or urban ecology; and social and cultural urban processes.

Review of applications will begin July 1, 2015, and continue on a rolling basis. Finalists will be invited to campus during Fall 2015. Applications must include a curriculum vitae with the names of at least three references, a letter of application, and a writing sample (published article or book chapter). To apply, please visit: http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52494 and follow the application instructions.


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