Visiting Assistant Professor in U.S. Popular Culture
American Studies, Colby College (Waterville, Maine)
November 22, 2017
Post date: October 9, 2017

The American Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor in U.S. Popular Culture. Ours is among the oldest American Studies undergraduate majors in the U.S. We are a small, vibrant program with close relations with the programs of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, and Cinema Studies, and the departments of Anthropology, Art, and Music. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will participate in the dialogue between American Studies and these other programs and departments, and who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity and cohesion of the campus community.

We seek candidates with Ph.D.s in American Studies or closely related fields whose scholarship and teaching focus on U.S. popular culture with expertise in critical race, ethnic, or indigenous studies. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including one or more core courses in the major, and electives in their field. Applicants must have a strong record of teaching and scholarship, and must receive their Ph.D. no later than August 2018. 

Application Instructions 

Please submit applications through Interfolio. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. Applications received by November 22 will receive full consideration. Interviews will be conducted electronically in early December. For further information contact Professor Laura Saltz, Search Committee Chair,

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