The Department of American Studies at George Washington University seeks
applications to fill a tenure-track position in African American Studies at
the rank of assistant professor beginning in Fall 2022. We welcome all areas
of specialization and methodological approach, including especially the study
of the environment (built and/or natural), the digital humanities, global
Blackness and/or Blackness in Diaspora, queer of color critique, and
political economy. Responsibilities include maintaining a robust research and
publishing agenda, teaching undergraduate and graduate students in core
American Studies courses and in their own areas of research, and service work
in the Department.
Basic Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or a
related field by date of appointment, and have teaching experience and
research potential/experience, as demonstrated by works in progress or
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any
other basis prohibited by applicable law. Employment offers are contingent on
the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.
Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the search
committee, Professor Dara Orenstein, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Applicants
can learn more about GW’s Department of American Studies at our website
To apply, please complete the online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/86490  and upload a cover letter, a current
CV, and a writing sample (ideally article-length). We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials from those candidates selected for the second round of review. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.
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