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Assistant/Associate Professor

October 7, 2018
Starting Date: 
Friday, August 16, 2019

The Department of American Multicultural Studies (AMCS) at Sonoma State University seeks an Assistant/Associate Professor starting Fall 2019.  We seek qualified candidates whose work broadly focuses on Black/African American Studies and visual culture/art, with preference given to candidates with expertise in digital humanities and/or culture.  Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach AMCS courses, maintain scholarly activities, advise AMCS students, and participate in department, school, and university-wide committees and other service activities.

To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have a PhD in Black/African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, English, Sociology, History, Political Science, Women...

Task Forces

The Task Force for American Studies in Higher Education in the U.S. and Globally

The Task Force, constituted in 2014 based on needs articulated by a wide range of members, program leaders, and committees, is charged with keeping the American Studies Association informed about trends in culture and policy as they impact American studies and its place in higher education, both within the United States and around the world. In particular, the Task Force focuses on identifying challenges facing American studies within the shifting landscape of higher education—and developing resources and strategies for responding to the same.

The primary objective...

Full Time Appointment in American Literature

January 28, 2018
Starting Date: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

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 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 School of Business is accredited by AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS. The AUC Libraries contain the largest English-language research collection in the region...

EAS Forum 1

Encyclopedias & American Studies

Editor’s Note:  This is the first in a series of EAS Internet Forums on topics of general interest to American Studies scholars and students.  We seek to unite scholarly discussion with discussion of public scholarship and teaching, and we welcome suggestions for future forum topics.  We begin with a discussion of the encyclopedia in relation to American Studies, featuring three editors of encyclopedias;  this is followed by an invited comment by Michael Cowan, a former president of the ASA and long interested in these matters. M.O.

Simon J. Bronner (The Pennsylvania State University, Harrisburg), Editor, Encyclopedia...

Associate or Full Professor in Latino Studies

October 1, 2018

The Program in American Studies seeks applications for a faculty position in the area of Latino Studies, at the rank of associate or full professor. We welcome applicants from all fields of specialization, though preference will be given to candidates whose work, while rooted in Latino Studies, engages meaningfully with American Studies. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research takes a multi-method social science approach, emphasizing qualitative and/or interpretivist perspectives. The successful candidate will be appointed fully in American Studies.

Alt-Ac Career Resources

Today, the structure of higher education is changing with the casualization of labor. One outcome of this is a decline in placement rates of PhD graduates in tenure-track faculty positions—and an attendant rising interest in “alternative academic” careers.

The American Studies Association conducts a yearly survey of new PhDs in American studies and produces an annual report on the PhD. Recent findings suggest that, with roughly 1 in 5 (or fewer) PhDs finding a tenure-track position within the first year of graduation, “newly minted PhDs continue to face a difficult job market, and are responding by taking...

AQ Editorial Leadership


  • Mari Yoshihara, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Managing Editor 

  • Jeanette Hall, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Editorial Assistants

  • Katherine Achacoso, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Logan Narikawa, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Associate Editors

  • Vernadette Gonzalez, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Suzanna Reiss, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Yujin Yaguchi, University of Tokyo, Japan

Board of Managing Editors

  • Marie Alohalani Brown, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Marcus Daniel, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Cynthia Franklin, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Min-Jung Kim, Ewha Women's University, Korea
  • Christopher Lee, University of British Columbia
  • Brandy McDougall, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
  • Colin Moore, University of Hawaiʻi

Associate or Full Professor in Latinx Studies

October 31, 2018
Starting Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

The College of Arts and Sciences at American University in Washington, D.C. invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Latinx Studies to begin August 1, 2019. We welcome applicants from all disciplinary backgrounds, including the social sciences, history, literature, and the arts, who are committed to building an interdisciplinary academic program that brings together work from all these fields.  

The successful candidate will be appointed jointly in the department that best corresponds to their disciplinary affiliation, and the College’s Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies Collaborative. Rank will correspond to experience and stature in the...

John Hope Franklin Prize

About the John Hope Franklin Publication Prize

The John Hope Franklin Publication Prize is distributed yearly and honors the most outstanding book published in American studies for the year preceding the annual meeting. Recipients of the award receive $1,000. The prize winner will be announced at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association.

This award honors John Hope Franklin, an American historian who published dozens of books including the influential From Slavery to Freedom: A History of African Americans. He served as president of both the American Studies Association and the American Historical Association and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in...