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New Page for 2012 Jobs: American Studies 2012

American Studies Positions 2011-12Edit

Post jobs that begin in AY 2011 below.

See also 20-21 c. American 2011, Other Ethnic American 2011 and The American Studies Association employment page

Arizona State University (Barrett Honors American Studies 2012 )Edit

  • Lecturer, Barrett Honors College
  • http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000666705-01
  • Qualifications: A PhD in any field of social sciences, (including interdisciplinary and area studies, e.g. African American studies), or natural sciences (including interdisciplinary programs, e.g., environmental science), is required. Applicants with specialties in Asia, Africa and Latin America and/or whose teaching and research engages diverse perspectives and contributes to knowledge about our multicultural society are particularly encouraged. Experience leading discussion seminars is desirable.
  • Deadline: March 4, 2011
  • Any word on this one?
  • Sounds very similar to this post: http://barretthonors.asu.edu/2012/01/lecturer-barrett-honors-college/

Boston University, Tenure Track Position: American Material CultureEdit

Boston University invites applications and nominations for a position in American Material Culture in the Art History Department and American and New England Studies Program. Tenured or tenure-track, to begin September 1, 2011 (pending final budgetary approval). Ph.D. required; teaching experience and publications preferred. The successful applicant will teach four courses per year, including undergraduate and graduate courses in American material culture and other appropriate courses in the Art History Department and American and New England Studies Program (refer to websites http://www.bu.edu/ah and http://www.bu.edu/amnesp.) Application deadline October 15, 2010. Applications, nominations, and three letters of recommendation should be addressed to Professor Keith N. Morgan, Art History Department, Boston University, 725 Commonwealth Avenue, Room 302, Boston, MA 02215

    • Just FYI, an inside source told me they are looking for an already tenured prof for this gig. 10/4.**
    • Q: Thanks for this. Just a general wiki question: what do people think of this info? Will anyone not apply because of it? I was already thinking of not applying because I do american studies/literature and I wasn't sure of the material culture angle. Any ideas?
    • Having written the FYI, I won't apply for this job knowing their parameters. That being said, I wouldn't trust this info if I had merely read it on the wiki- I would apply if I matched the profile. I'd always hope!
    • Material culture means they will hire a trained art/dec arts historian. This job was cross-listed on the art historian's website, CAA. They've never tenured anyone in this position over the last eighteen years (they've now been through 3 diff people), so I seriously doubt they will hire an alredy-tenured prof. Just a thought. 10/19
    • anyone gotten called for an interview at ASA? 10/29
    • I haven't heard anything myself- does anyone have any good news? ASA is looming... (11/3)
    • I know, me either, it is very frustrating! Not sure whether or not to bother attending. Has ANYONE gotten a phone call yet? I've just gotten a letter of ack by mail, October 21. (11/3)
    • Interview request via email last week. Good luck everyone. (11/4)
    • Tel call but did not make the final round on on campus i-views scheduled in early December

Assistant or Associate Professor: Human Geography, Brown UniversityEdit

Brown University’s Urban Studies Program and the Department of American Civilization seek applications from urban social scientists for a joint appointment for a faculty position at the Assistant or tenured Associate Professor rank beginning July 1, 2011. The search is being conducted in collaboration with Brown University’s multidisciplinary research initiative on Spatial Structures in the Social Sciences. Applicants should have a PhD in human geography or a closely related field. We seek a scholar with a strong foundation in spatial thinking and methods and interests in the natural and built environments. The successful candidate will demonstrate research promise and accomplishments appropriate to rank, and be prepared to teach courses on urban issues at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Research background should include studies that focus on American cities and that apply an urban perspective to broader issues such as, but not limited to, inequality, immigration, cultural diversity, and labor and social processes. An interest in transnational or comparative urbanism, (for example borderlands, the Pacific Rim and/or China), facility with both quantitative and qualitative research methods, with the planning field, and an interest in extending the use of digital tools to scholarship in the humanities are other favorable attributes. Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should have a PhD in hand or firmly expected by August 2011 and must show promise of significant scholarship and teaching ability. They should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and a copy of important papers. Three letters of recommendation must be received. Candidates for a tenured position at the Associate level should have a demonstrated influence on the profession by their research and publications and a commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and copies of important publications or working papers. They also should suggest the names of at least five distinguished scholars who can provide references. Applications must be received by November 1, 2010, to be guaranteed full consideration but will be accepted until the position is filled.


  • Any word on this one? Never received ack..
  • nope, no word at all as of 12/17. anyone else?
  • Nothing here- though I did hear Brown was conducting interviews. This may have been for the urban sociology search, though.
  • No word as of 12/28. Anyone else? x3
  • Job talks scheduled.

Associate or Full Professor: American Indian Studies, Brown UniversityEdit

Brown University’s Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America (CSREA) announces a tenured position at the associate or full level in American Indian Studies. We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar with grounding in the humanities or social sciences whose work in the field will contribute to the study and teaching of race and ethnicity at Brown. Of particular interest are applicants whose work includes the study and practice of public scholarship, such as museum studies, ethnographic filmmaking, or public history or anthropology.

The appointment will be shared between CSREA and the department appropriate to the candidate’s educational background and primary field of research, including but not limited to American Civilization (including Public Humanities), Anthropology, English, or History. Appropriate candidates may also be appointed as a curator at Brown’s Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, a teaching museum with extensive Native collections. We welcome applicants whose research focuses on Native American/ American Indian/Native Alaskan topics. A Ph.D. and publications and teaching experience appropriate to a tenured appointment at a research university are required, as is a commitment to teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer.

To apply, please submit a letter, a complete c.v., and the names of at least five distinguished scholars who can provide references to: Profs. Evelyn Hu-DeHart and Steven Lubar, co-chairs, American Indian Studies Search Committee, CSREA, Box 1886, 150 Power St., Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. Review of complete application will begin on December 15, 2010, and continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries are welcome. Please e-mail Prof. Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Director, CSREA, at Evelyn_Hu-DeHart@brown.edu, or Steven Lubar, Director, Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, at lubar@brown.edu.

Colby College: American Studies and Integrated Studies ProgramEdit

The American Studies Program and the Integrated Studies Program (ISP) at Colby College invite applications for a three-year (renewable) appointment beginning September 1, 2011. We seek an Americanist with a specialty in material culture, the built environment, or art, and with a demonstrated teaching ability in gender studies. The position carries a five-course load, with three courses in the American Studies Program and two in ISP. ISP courses are first-year seminars that are team-taught in clusters of linked topics. A Ph.D. in American Studies or other closely related interdisciplinary field is required. The successful applicant will be able to teach core courses in American Studies as well as electives in American Studies and ISP. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of research and teaching interests, and examples of current scholarship and/or creative activity to Professor Margaret McFadden, Director of ISP, Colby College, 4581 Mayflower Hill Drive, Waterville, ME, 04901 by October 14, 2010. Interviews will be conducted in mid-November at the American Studies Association Conference in San Antonio, TX.

  • Received acknowledgement and EEO form (online) 20 October
  • Has anyone heard anything about interviews yet? The American Studies Association Conference is just over two weeks away. I would think they would need to schedule interviews pretty damn soon right?
  • Nothing here (11/3) and the Am St dept at Colby doesn't even answer their phone. WTF?
  • ASA interview scheduled by e-mail, 11/3.
  • Me too.
  • Bummer. I was really hoping for this one. But congrats to all of the interviewees!
  • Had interview 11/19. Has anyone been scheduled for a campus visit in February yet???
  • I haven't heard either. I figure we'll hear before Xmas. Don't they have some kind of weird break for December?
  • Still nothing. Any updates anyone?
  • Does anybody know anything? They are certainly taking their time. (1/20)
  • Never heard back from them after good interview 11/19. Figured I was just not a candidate anymore. Hmmm. (2/8) (x2)
  • Post-ASA rejection e-mail 3/15. Having inquired about the status of the search (via e-mail) twice over the past four months and not even receiving an acknowledgement in return, I am extremely disappointed in the behavior of this search committee. It is clear now that they had finalists after ASA, but did not find it necessary to even reply to inquiries from their long list.

Assistant/Associate Professor: American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Penn State HarrisburgEdit

Penn State Harrisburg, School of Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies. The program offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in American Studies, and has an active public outreach component. The School seeks candidates working in areas of American Studies including ethnicity, gender, race, and/or religion. Teaching assignments may include graduate seminars in Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Culture, Problems in American Studies, and American Studies Theory and Methods, and undergraduate courses in Ethnic America, Religion and American Culture, African-American Experience, Women in American Society, American Masculinities, and Introduction to American Studies. Candidates should have college teaching experience, a promising research and publication agenda in American Studies, and a commitment to university service and outreach. Ph.D. in American Studies preferred; degree must be in hand by the application deadline. Degrees in fields other than American Studies may be considered if candidates demonstrate experience in American Studies education. For more information on the American Studies Program, please visit http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hum/amst.

The review of applications will begin on October 15, 2010 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, send the following: cover letter explaining experience and match with this description, three reference letters, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations), and CV to American Studies Search Committee, c/o Mrs. Dorothy J. Guy, Director of Human Resources, Box: ASA-32980, Penn State Harrisburg, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

  • phone interview scheduled by e-mail 11/4 (x2)
  • candidates visiting campus for job talks through early February (x3)

ASSOCIATE/FULL PROFESSOR OF AMERICAN STUDIES, Pennsylvania State - HarrisburgEdit

PENN STATE HARRISBURG, School of Humanities invites applications and nominations for a tenured Associate/Full Professor position in the American Studies program effective Fall Semester 2011. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience to lead core courses in American Studies theory and methods, issues in American Studies, and a capstone research seminar. The program offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in American Studies. Specialties for research are open, but areas of interest include digital culture and American Studies applications; religion and culture; American popular music and media; environmental and landscape studies; or technological and business/consumer studies. Service expectations include participation in curriculum development and management, as well as involvement in outreach initiatives.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in American Studies. Candidates with degrees in related areas must demonstrate experience in American Studies education. Candidates are expected to have an established and significant record of scholarly achievement in research and teaching meritorious of tenure. Preference will be given to candidates of senior rank with experience in American Studies graduate programs and an active research agenda. For more information on the American Studies program please visit www.hbg.psu.edu/hum/amst .

Review of applications will begin on January 26, 2011 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, please submit a cover letter detailing qualifications, a current CV and three letters of reference to: AMSTD Search Committee, c/o Mrs. Dorothy J. Guy, Director of Human Resources, Box: HNET-33449, Penn State Harrisburg, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898. Online applications may be submitted to hbg-HR@psu.edu. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track: African American Culture, Saint Louis UniversityEdit

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking applicants for a tenure track appointment at the assistant professor level in the Department of American Studies beginning in August 2011. We are seeking a scholar of African American culture. Further specialization in U. S. literary studies, critical race theory, and/or gender and sexuality are preferred. Promising candidates will possess the PhD in American Studies or closely related field (American Studies strongly preferred) by the time of appointment, an established record of research, and the ability to offer courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Ideally candidates will also have a record of professional, creative, or community engagement. Application deadline is November 1; we will interview candidates at the ASA convention in San Antonio. All applications must be made online at http://jobs.slu.edu; online applications must include curriculum vitae, cover letter, and sample syllabus. In addition, send three letters of recommendation by post to: Matthew Mancini, Chair, Department of American Studies, Saint Louis University, 3800 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108.

  • Very nice email from chair of department acknowledging receipt of application. (10/26)
  • Any movement on this one? I know that the deadline just passed, but with ASA around the corner, I'm getting anxious... (11/3)
  • Like the posters above, I also received an e-mail from the chair of the department, which acknowledged receipt of the application (10/19) and encouraged me to review the department website. Other than that, I have heard nothing else.
  • ASA interview scheduled by phone (11/8) (x2)
  • Congrats! And good luck. (11.9)
  • Congratulations to the person who scored the ASA interview. Out of curiosity, what is your specialty (without revealing too much about yourself)?
  • Just saw a second position for American/Ethnic Studies listed: http://www.hercjobs.org/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&keywords=%22american%20studies%22&t4747=&page=1&site_id=793&sort=relevance%2Cdate_&jb=7650376 Posted only on HERC--I couldn't find it on HNET or the ASA site. Anyone know the story with this position? Are they trying to get a second hire out of the finalists, or what?

University of California, Berkeley. Asian American StudiesEdit

  • Asian American Studies Program in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in an appropriate disciplinary or interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment. We seek scholars engaged in historical research, cultural studies, transnational studies, diaspora studies, and/or media studies. Areas of specialization are open. The hire will have teaching responsibilities in the Asian American Studies and Ethnic Studies undergraduate programs, and in the Comparative Ethnic Studies Ph.D. program.
  • Due November 8, 2010
  • Did anyone apply? Any news?
  • Yes, applied, as did many others, I imagine. Rec'd ack and diversity survey. x3
  • Cross-posted at Other Ethnic American 2011
  • any news on this yet?
  • I wonder if the search advanced to a short list but those in the list don't use the wiki.
  • Haven't heard anything either, but it seems like there must be a list, since it's getting a little late for the MLA.
  • Late for the AHA too. There might be people contacted for campus interviews already. I would appreciate any information on this search.
  • Campus interviews being scheduled. and advanced folks do glance at the wiki. mostly for our students.
  • FromOther Ethnic American 2011: "4 Candidates invited for campus visit (all but one was at Associate level)"

Assistant Professor: University of Hawai’i, American StudiesEdit

American Studies: The University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Department of American Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor full-time 9-month appointment, to begin August 2011, pending position clearance and availability of funds. Duties: Teach American Studies undergraduate and graduate courses; teach/conduct research in Film, TV, and/or New Media; work with graduate students; and other duties as assigned by chair. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies or related area, ABDs will be considered. Ability to teach American Studies undergraduate and graduate courses and to teach/conduct research in Film, TV and/or New Media. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, send letter of application indicating how you satisfy the minimum qualifications, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (copies are acceptable, however original transcripts will be required at time of hire) to Film/Media Search Committee Chair, Department of American Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 324, Honolulu, HI 96822-2318. Departmental representatives plan to conduct invited interviews at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association. For inquiries contact Professor Vernadette Gonzalez, Film/Media Search Committee Chair, vvg@hawaii.eduor 808-956-8587. Closing Date: October 1, 2010. An EEO/AA Employer.

  • Also posted at Film Studies 2010-2011
  • Received acknowledgement and EEOC form (online) 2 October
  • Invited to interview at ASA conference, 8 October
  • Rejection letter received by mail, 10 November
  • campus visits scheduled

Assistant Professor: University of Hawai’i, Indigenous StudiesEdit

American Studies: The University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Department of American Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor appointment, full-time, 9-months, to begin August 2011, pending position clearance and availability of funds. Duties: Teach Indigenous Studies/American Studies undergraduate and graduate courses; conduct research in Indigenous Studies/American Studies; work with graduate students; and other duties as assigned by chair. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies or related area, ABDs will be considered. Ability to teach undergraduate/graduate courses and conduct research in Indigenous Studies with emphasis on North America and/or Asia/Pacific including Hawai’i. Desirable qualifications: Ability to teach and conduct research in American Studies. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, send letter of application indicating how you satisfy the minimum and, if applicable, desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (copies are acceptable, original transcripts will be required at time of hire) to Indigenous Studies Search Committee Chair, Department of American Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 324, Honolulu, HI 96822-2318. Departmental representatives plan to conduct invited interviews at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association. For inquiries contact Professor Kathleen M. Sands, Indigenous Studies Search Committee Chair, kmsands@hawaii.eduor 808-956-9093. Closing Date: October 1, 2010. An EEO/AA Employer.

  • interview scheduled at ASA: called in early-ish October (I forget which day)
  • campus visit scheduled following thanksgiving
  • i interviewed, but didn't get a call about a campus visit yet. does this mean i'm out?
  • If the above person has already scheduled a campus visit this likely means that you - and I - are out. We will probably be notified of our rejection by mail in the next few weeks. On to the next frustrating waiting game. Good luck to you.
  • If they interviewed you that is a good sign, they can only hire one. - [not sure I understand the frame of reference/target for this comment]. (Snark is out of fashion, buddy. Trade in your skinnny jeans and get a clue). To play at your game I'll ask what are the brackets for, does your favorite facebook friend use them or twitter pal? You should also use the word problematic, that makes you sound smart. Go write and publish your chapbook, moron! [??? What are you talking about?! Where is all that coming from?!]

University of Maryland-Baltimore County (UMBC)Edit

American Studies position, any news?

  • Heard they did some phone interviews.
  • I called today (2/23), and they said they were interviewing candidates. I asked if a person who had not been contacted for an interview were out of the running, and they said no one is definitely out yet. But...my opinion is, it doesn't look good for someone like me!
  • Received an EEOC form from them TODAY (5/10/11). Thought that was so weird I checked this wiki for news.

University of Michigan (Digital Environments) Edit

As part of a cluster hire that involves similar hires in the Department of English, the Department of Communication Studies, and the School of Information, the Program in American Culture (AC) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a tenure-track university-year assistant professorship in “Digital Environments” beginning September 1, 2011.

Scholars examining all aspects of digital media (e.g., Internet, ethnographies or cultural histories of new media, dynamics of social networking, new technologies of political organizing, games and gaming, etc.) from the perspectives of American studies, American ethnic studies, and/or American cultural studies, are encouraged to apply. Ph.D. required prior to employment.

All application materials must be submitted electronically (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to <ac-position@umich.edu>

Applicants should send 1. Cover letter addressed to Chair, Digital Environments Search Committee 2. Vita 3. Evidence of Scholarship (i.e., writing sample) 4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience 5. Evidence of tea

ching excellence (i.e., teaching evaluations) 6. Statement of current and future research plans 7. Three or more letters of recommendation should be sent to <ac-position@umich.edu> directly from the signer (or credentialing service) from an institutional e-mail address.

Deadline: Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2010 with plans to conduct preliminary interviews in December 2010.

University of New MexicoEdit

The Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico invites applicants for a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision in American Studies with expertise in Environment, Science, and Technology at the level of Assistant Professor. The PhD must be completed prior to appointment. The appointment will begin in August, 2011. Responsibilities will include teaching in the area of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate level, graduate student mentoring, and service.

The UNM American Studies Department organizes its interdisciplinary curriculum around these concentrations: Transnationalism and Globalization; Critical Regionalism and Southwest Studies; Critical Race and Class Studies; Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies; Comparative Cultural and Popular Culture Studies; and Environment, Science and Technology Studies.

We are particularly interested in identifying a candidate with interdisciplinary teaching and research interests in the areas of Environment, Science, and Technology, with a focus on science, technology, and society and/or environmental justice.

UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, please go to http://hr.unm.edu/ and click the benefits link.

University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications can only be accepted online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ . Please reference posting number 0808894. For questions about this position, please contact alubin@unm.edu.

  • For best consideration, apply by 01/14/2011.
  • It looks to me like this description is written for their visitor. Do others agree?
  • I had the same response looking at the website, but am applying anyway.
  • Yes, you should apply ASAP - I heard they are open
  • I hope that's true! If only b/c they asked for a &^(% grad syllabus-- it ticks me off when schools w/inside candidates ask for all kinds of specialized application materials from us. Hopefully there's at least a shot here...
  • Any movement here? I know that the department had a "semi-finalist" list some time ago and asked for letters of rec from those folks by no later than 2/2. I also know UNM was shut down from 2/2 to 2/6 due to the energy crisis in the state. But I'd be interested in knowing if anyone was invited to campus and when.
  • Email rejection (form letter) 2/21
  • Has anyone not received a rejection or campus invite? same here - no rejection or campus invite after notification of semi-finalist status (3/3)
  • Does anyone know who got this? Was it their VAP?
  • Who is the lucky winner? Is it indeed David Correia?

TT Assistant Professor University of North Dakota American Indian StudiesEdit

The Department of Indian Studies at the University of North Dakota invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning January 2012. The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in history with a specialization in Native American history, or a PhD in a related field with a specialization in the ethnohistory or history of American Indian societies. The successful candidate will have an understanding of contemporary Native societies. ABDs might be considered: terminal degree must be in hand by June 2012. The Department of Indian Studies is a small, interdisciplinary department, placing emphasis on teaching, research, and service. We teach small classes, with emphasis on discussion and individual mentoring; the department is proud of its publication output and its service to the university and the larger community. Normal teaching load is 3/3. The successful applicant will have successful teaching experience at the college level, will have an interest in working with colleagues from other disciplines, and will show promise for a fruitful academic career. Regional and thematic specialization is open; familiarity with the northern plains is a plus. The candidate should be able to complement existing faculty members and teach or develop a range of courses. A broad background in histories and cultures of Native America and beyond is of advantage, as is personal experience in working with American Indian communities. We are looking for a colleague interested in working in a lively and very active department who has a good theoretical and methodological grounding. For more information, visit http://arts-sciences.und.edu/indian-studies or http://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience. The University of North Dakota offers excellent benefits. UND, with an enrollment of 14,000, is located in Grand Forks, a community of about 55,000, about two hours south of Winnipeg and five hours northwest of Minneapolis. Applications will be accepted unti l the position is filled; for full consideration, apply by September 1, 2011. Applicants should submit a letter of application, a full CV, a writing sample, and a list of three references including contact information. Electronic applications should be sent as one PDF file to sebastian.braun@und.edu. Alternatively, paper applications should be sent to: American Indian Studies Search Dr. Sebastian Braun Department of Indian Studies O'Kelly 202, Box 7103 University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202. For inquiries about the search, please contact Dr. Braun at sebastian.braun@und.edu or 701 777-4315. UND is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Tenure Track Assistant Professor: Law and Society, University of San DiegoEdit

University of San Diego: The Department of Sociology at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2011. The department is seeking a Law and Society scholar to teach primarily, although not exclusively, in the Crime, Justice, Law and Society concentration within the Sociology major. The position requires 18 semester hours of undergraduate teaching per year as well as active advising and mentoring of undergraduate students. The University of San Diego embraces a “teacher-scholar” model, and, therefore, only candidates with evidence of superior teaching and an active research agenda will be considered for the position. Service to the university, department, and broader San Diego community is expected of all tenure-track faculty.

The University of San Diego is a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, situated on Alcalá Park, a mesa located in the culturally vibrant Linda Vista community of San Diego and just fifteen miles from the U.S./Mexico border. An independent Catholic institution, the University of San Diego is committed to issues of social justice, human rights, and internationalization, led by its Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, Center for Community Service-Learning, International Center, and Trans-Border Institute. Salary is competitive. The University of San Diego is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for this position, please go to http://apptrkr.com/152323 and reference job number IRC1141.

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track: Social Movements and Social Justice, USCEdit

The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity in USC’s College of Letters, Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a research specialization that addresses the nature and evolution of U.S. social movements for economic, environmental, gender and/or racial justice. We are especially interested in scholars whose work is grounded in both theory and engagement with the social movements studied, and we are open to comparative, historical, and transnational approaches. A broad range of graduate training specializations will be considered, including but not limited to American Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Urban Planning, and Feminist and Ethnic Studies. The position, beginning in fall 2011, will be in American Studies & Ethnicity, an interdisciplinary department, with significant opportunities to affiliate with campus research centers engaged in movement analysis. USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one or two short writing samples, and three letters of reference to: Manuel Pastor, Chair of Search Committee, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2534. We will begin to review applications on November 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. is required by the start of employment.

-- anyone hear anything about this one yet? haven't even received acknowledgement of my application yet, sent mid-October (12/7) (x6)

-- I'm so relieved that I'm not the only one who hasn't heard anything! I've also tried e-mailing and calling their department office, but I haven't received a response. From what I can tell, they don't seem to have a full time administrative assistant, since no one ever answers the phone. (12/9)

-- They do have a full time admin assistant (three in fact, though they all have different duties). I know the chair read many apps before Thanksgiving, though I am unsure if (or whe) the committee met. Also, I have not heard back from either, but I do not think anyone has just yet.

--I called today (12/15) and they are still reviewing apps. Most likely not doing interviews at MLA. Gave me a person to address further inquiry. *UPDATE* "There are no plans I'm aware of to interview at MLA. The short, short list of candidates have already been contacted. I do not know if there are plans to inform applicants who are not selected. I hope this helps and thanks for your interest." #wompwomp (12/16)

-- They have already brought out thier finalists for job talks (1/28)

- Has anyone heard who received the offer?

-Juan De Lara, In house Mellon Post Doc received it

Assistant Professor in English and American Studies, William and MaryEdit

Entry-level, Assistant Professor tenure-track position: American Literature/American Studies with a special emphasis on Literature of the Americas. Capabilities in Asian-American, Native American, and/or Latino/a literature desirable. Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses, including core courses in American Studies. This is a joint position in English and American Studies.

Review of applications will begin October 29 and continue until an appointment is made

  • Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2011
  • From Ethnic American page: "'Request for more materials: 11/18 (x4), 11/29, 11/30, 12/3; 'MLA interview scheduled: 12/23 (x2)"
  • Have already invited candidates for campus interviews

Assistant Professor in Anthropology and American Studies, William and MaryEdit

Advertisement for the Joint Anthropology and American Studies Position

The Anthropology Department and the American Studies Program seek a theoretically-engaged historical anthropologist of the Americas for a tenure-track appointment at the assistant professor rank with an August 2011 start date. We seek a scholar with an active program of research addressing one or a combination of the following themes: 1) diasporic or indigenous perspectives, 2) materiality, 3) landscape, 4) a focus on political economy and linkages between populations in different areas of the Americas and beyond. The successful candidate will teach two courses per semester for a total of four courses per academic year, two of which will originate in American Studies and two in Anthropology, although many of these will be cross-listed. These courses should include core courses in American Studies and Anthropology or/and graduate and undergraduate courses in her or his subfield. PhD must be in hand by the time of appointment. A record of publications and evidence of excellent teaching are preferred. Applications including curriculum vitae and contact information to include email addresses for three recommenders are to be submitted electronically at http://jobs.wm.edu. Applications should be received by November 29, 2010 for full consideration. This search will remain open until the position is filled.


Phone Interview 2/1/11

Assistant Professor, Africana/African American Cultures, George Washington UniversityEdit

The George Washington University American Studies Department seeks a scholar of Africana/African American cultures for appointment as a tenure-track assistant professor beginning Fall 2011. Basic Qualifications: All requirements completed for Ph.D. in American Studies or related discipline by August 1, 2011, research experience/potential, as demonstrated by works in progress or scholarly publications, and teaching experience. Preferred Qualifications: Research and teaching interests in the cultural, spiritual or artistic expressions of African Americans; theories of race and racial formation; diasporic movements and transnational exchanges; or the social organization of African Americans. Please send a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a 30-page writing sample to:

Africana/African American Cultures Search
American Studies Department
The George Washington University
2108 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20052

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2010, and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  • Also posted at African American 2011
  • Received acknowledgment of application and AA form by mail (11/22).
  • Any requests for additional materials or interviews scheduled? (11-29)
  • Has anyone else not yet received an acknowledgement of application? (12-02) (x2)
  • I know they've supposedly already scheduled interviews (according to the Af-Am studies page), but has anyone else still not received an acknowledgement of application? I just learned that one of my recommenders forgot to send his recommendation to at least a couple of places, and I worry I'm not receiving an acknowledgement because my file was never complete. Has anyone else (who has no reason to believe their file is incomplete) not received an acknowledgement? (12-08)
  • Applied last year and never received ack. 12/9
  • I received an acknowledgement/Faculty Applicant Data Form today (12/16) (x2), which was postmarked 12/14.
  • Rejection by email (12/18) after phone interview last week.
  • Any word on the finalist(s)? 1/27
  • 4 finalists have visited campus or will soon. (2/1)
  • Job offered and accepted. (3/9)

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