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Page for Academic Positions beginning in 2012.

Last Year's Page: American Studies 2011-2012

See also: US History 2011-12, Other Ethnic American 2012, 20-21 c. American 2012 & African American Studies 2012

See also: The American Studies Association employment page

Related sites: American Studies on Academic Room

Please use "Heading 2" when adding names of schools / positions to this page.

Arizona State University, Barrett Honors CollegeEdit

Full-time, multi-year faculty position

Primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year seminar, a two-semester interdisciplinary examination of important ideas from the earliest writing to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills.

Successful applicants will demonstrate experience and openness to teaching a variety of texts using multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches.

Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities or social sciences (including interdisciplinary and area studies, e.g. African American studies) that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Experience in leading discussion seminars and teaching argumentative writing skills is required.

More information at http://chronicle.com/jobs/0000711869-01 or at http://barretthonors.asu.edu/2012/01/lecturer-barrett-honors-college/

Search application deadline: February 13th or until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: February 24th

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Bowling Green State University - Cultural and Critical Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWS REQUESTEDEdit

The School of Cultural and Critical Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Cultural and Critical Studies to begin August 2012. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses on interdisciplinary methods of research and critical analysis used in cultural studies fields and to guide students in the application of critical methodologies in their own research projects. We are seeking candidates with expertise in interdisciplinary research on popular narratives (which may include film, television, literature, visual, interactive, new media, or other formats) as they shape and express intersecting identities of race, gender, sexuality, nationality and/or social class. Earned Ph.D. in a humanities or social science discipline or in an appropriate interdisciplinary field preferred; ABDs will be considered. The position will be a joint appointment between the School of Cultural and Critical Studies and the Department of Popular Culture. Bowling Green State University's new School of Cultural and Critical Studies combines the departments of Popular Culture and Ethnic Studies and the programs of Women's Studies and American Culture Studies. The appointee will have the opportunity to teach and develop courses across all units of the school and to teach at the undergraduate, Masters, and doctoral level.

BGSU offers supporting research facilities such as the Browne Popular Culture Library, one of the largest collections of popular print media in the US, and the Sound Recordings Archives which provide unique resources for teaching and research. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an example of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching evaluations, syllabi, and statement of teaching philosophy). Additionally, applicants should arrange for three confidential and current letters of recommendation to be mailed or emailed directly. Applications can be submitted electronically to ccs@bgsu.edu or mailed to: Chair Critical Methodologies and Popular Narratives Search Committee, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, 228 Shatzel Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0214. 419-372-2982 (phone) 419-372-0330 (fax)

Deadline: Dec. 20

Acknowledgment received: letter, 12/8, 12/9 (x3), 1/17, 1/23, 1/24

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone or Skype interview scheduled: [from Theory 2012: " email request for phone interview on feb 6 or 9, 1-31"]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any news? 1/16 <--- Nope 1/19 (x2) <----- Still no (1/30). Anyone else?

Those who landed a phone interview-- do you mind saying a bit about your specialization? Job ad seemed very broad (posted to 3 different wiki sections after all); curious to know who they were zeroing in on. (2/5)

Does anyone know when campus visits are scheduled?

Also posted at Film Studies 2011-2012 & Theory 2012

Christopher Newport University - 2 post-docs in American Constitutional Studies - ONE OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

The Center for American Studies at Christopher Newport University invites applications for one or two post-doctoral fellowships in American Constitutional Studies, beginning in August 2012. The Center seeks to hire one or two post-doctoral fellows for one year with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. CNU's Center for American Studies, housed in the Department of Leadership and American Studies, is an interdisciplinary initiative that promotes teaching and scholarship on America's founding principles and history, economic foundations, and national security. The successful candidate will hold a concurrent title as Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership and American Studies.

The successful candidate will have a teaching and research focus on America's founding principles; the history of economic thought, constitutionalism, and democratic culture; America's leadership and interaction on the world stage; or the American capitalist system. Teaching responsibilities will include courses on one or more of the above topics. We have a particular need for candidates who can teach AMST 300 - our American Studies core course on world views of America and America's view of the world - and/or courses related to economics within America's constitutional system. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to maintain an active research and scholarly agenda and teach a 2-1 course load in the University's American Studies major during the academic year. Candidates will also assist in the planning and development of activities in conjunction with the Center for American Studies. Candidates must have documented evidence (including letters from their dissertation committee) that they will have a Ph.D. in-hand by August 1, 2012.

To apply, please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, copies of graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), syllabi and other evidence of teaching style and effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to: Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment, Post-Doctoral American Studies Faculty Search, Search #8397, Christopher Newport University, 1 University Place, Newport News, VA 23606.

Review of applications begins January 10, 2012. Applications received after January 10, 2012, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Deadline: Jan. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone or Skype interview scheduled: (1/20) Contacted by email for phone interview, scheduled for 1/27

Campus interview scheduled: 2/3, contacted for campus interview via email

Campus interview scheduled for 2/14

Campus interview scheduled for 2/20

2/28, Offer made and accepted

NOTES:

Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

Colby College - VAP in American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW REQUESTEDEdit

The American Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies, beginning Fall 2012. We seek an Americanist with a specialty in visual culture. The position carries a five-course load. A Ph.D. in American Studies or other closely related interdisciplinary field in hand by August 2012 is required. The successful applicant will teach core courses in American Studies (including the introductory course, a junior-level methods course, and/or a senior seminar), the history of photography, and electives in visual culture. Submit as a single pdf a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research interests, and writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages to americanstudiessearch@colby.edu. Also send three letters of recommendation to the same address. The application deadline is February 1, 2012. Interviews will be conducted by telephone/skype in February.

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received: HR dept. acknowledgment and link to diversity survey.

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone or Skype interview scheduled: Skype interview requested (2/17). x3

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any movement on this front (2/16)?

Has anyone been contacted for a campus visit yet (3/15)? Still no visits (3/30 x 2)?

-I was told in my skype interview that they were planning to hold on-campus interviews the last week of March and the first week of April...so I'm assuming that I, and anyone else who has not heard back yet, have been passed over (x2).
Received my impersonal rejection addressed to "Dear Applicant" today (really? We skyped, and still I get the "Dear Applicant"?).

College of William and Mary Edit

African American History/Studies

The History Department and American Studies Program at The College of William & Mary invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor beginning August 2012 in African American history with preference for a research specialization in the period from Emancipation through the twentieth century. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment.

The successful candidate will teach two courses per term with the load divided evenly between the Department of History and the American Studies Program. The ability to teach American history and both semesters of the African American history survey as well as introductory courses in American Studies is required; previous teaching experience is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will instruct and advise both undergraduate and graduate students; he or she will be conversant in canonical and recent scholarship in both American Studies and African American history and in the interplay between the two. Involvement in the College's Africana Studies Program will be encouraged.

Review of credentials will begin on October 1, 2011. To apply, submit your letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references via William & Mary’s online recruitment system at http://jobs.wm.edu. The College of William & Mary is an EO/AA employer.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

ASA or AHA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

George Washington University - PHONE INTERVIEW REQUESTEDEdit

SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND AMERICAN CULTURE: The Department of American Studies at The George Washington University seeks to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor beginning Fall 2012. Basic Qualifications: All requirements completed for Ph.D. in American Studies or related discipline by August 1, 2012. Research experience/potential as demonstrated by works in progress or scholarly publications, and teaching experience at the college level. Preferred Qualifications: Research and teaching interests in the history and/or meaning of science or technology in American culture, environmental history, urban sustainability, medical humanities, environmental anthropology, ethnography of science, or the geopolitical impact of American scientific enterprise. Please send a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a thirty-page writing sample to: Science and Technology Search Committee, Department of American Studies, The George Washington University, 2108 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. The George Washington University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and particularly encourages applications from women and persons of color. Visit our website: http://departments.columbian.gwu.edu/americanstudies/

Deadline: review begins Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: Acknowledgment and request for demographic info received by email October 28th

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone interview scheduled: [from History of Science, Technology & Medicine 2011-12: "Request for further materials and phone interview received via email (12/1)."]

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Was told by an administrator today that though the search committee has begun to review applications, they do not plan to bring candidates to campus for interviews until spring semester.
  • Cross-posted at History of Science, Technology & Medicine 2011-12
  • Has anything come over the wires? Any news?
  • Dear 128.84.132.21, I am not yet boiling. Sincerely, Watched Pot.
    • Dear Watched Pot. Yes, the snide response was a good, needed reminder for me to take it easy, but in the meantime, over in the HSTM section, someone posted that they received a request for more information AND an interview. Is your whistle broken?

Penn State Harrisburg - Assistant / Associate Professor in American Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Penn State Harrisburg's School of Humanities invites applications and nominations for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in the American Studies program effective Fall Semester 2012. 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.

Research and teaching areas should complement the program's fields of study: folk and popular culture; ethnography and society; public heritage and museum studies; interdisciplinary history and politics; regional and environmental studies. Areas of special interest for the position include technological and business/consumer studies; digital humanities; religion and culture; American popular music and media (film and television); environmental and landscape studies. The successful tenure-track candidate will be expected to teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate level; have a significant record of scholarship and an active research agenda; and render service commensurate to the level of appointment. Involvement in American Studies organizations and/or centers is desirable. Service expectations include participation in curriculum development and program management, as well as involvement in outreach initiatives. For more information on the American Studies program, please our Web site at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hum/amst.

Position requires a Ph.D. in American Studies. The Ph.D. must be in hand at the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in American Studies graduate instruction. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 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: CHE-34769, Penn State Harrisburg, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898. Online applications may be submitted to hbg-HR@psu.edu.

Deadline: review begins Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: Letter of acknowledgment received 10/17 (2 weeks after I mailed my application).

Request for Additional Materials: yes, along with phone interview scheuled, 11/14

Rejection Letter:

ASA or Phone interview scheduled: yes, 11/14

Campus interview scheduled: yes, 12/2 (x2)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: notified 2/3/12.

NOTES:

Princeton University - Anschutz Distinguished Fellow in American StudiesEdit

Position Summary: The Princeton Program in American Studies, founded in 1943, sponsors teaching, research, and public discussion about the history, literature, art, and cultures of the United States, in ways that transcend the traditional disciplines. The Anschutz Fellow is expected to teach one interdisciplinary undergraduate seminar course for the American Studies Program either in the fall or the spring semester. The seminar will be composed of no more than 15 students, and it will meet for three hours weekly over a 12 week teaching semester. The Fellow will also deliver one public lecture to the University during the semester and enjoy full access to Firestone Library and to a wide range of activities throughout the University. A computer-equipped office on campus will be provided for the semester. A Fellow who elects to reside on campus will receive a salary of $50,000, plus benefits. A Fellow who elects to commute from elsewhere will receive $32,000, plus benefits.

An applicant should submit a curriculum vita, a preliminary syllabus, and a short statement describing her or his proposed seminar and public lecture by midnight, e.s.t. on November 15, 2011. A short list of finalists will be asked to submit further materials.

Essential Qualifications: The Anschutz Distinguished Fellowship, created through an endowment by the Anschutz family, will be awarded in the academic year 2012-13 to a writer, critic, journalist, musician, artist, or other contributor to the arts, letters, public service, or commerce. The fellowship holder need not be an academic scholar. However, the selection committee will place great weight on indicia of the candidate's teaching ability as well as the rigor, innovation, and interdisciplinary emphasis of the proposed seminar course.

Comments related to end date: This appointment will be for one semester only. If the successful candidate selects the fall term the appointment will be from 09/01/2012 to 01/31/2013. If the spring term is selected, the appointment will be from 02/01/2013 to 06/30/2013.

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

ASA or Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Roger Williams University - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of History and American Studies invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor of American Studies to teach introductory and upper-level courses in American Studies and potentially United States History, as well as sections of the University’s general education program. The instructor shall advise students and join in Departmental curricular development. In general, all tenure-track RWU faculty must demonstrate effectiveness in the following four categories: 1) teaching; 2) academic advising and program development; 3) scholarly, professional and/or creative activities; and 4) institutional and/or community service.

A Ph.D. in American Studies is required by job start date. Ability to offer introductory and upperlevel courses in American Studies, public memory, and transnationalism. Preferred areas of expertise in American Studies are gender studies, and labor and immigrant culture. Experience in global perspectives on American life and culture is welcome. Additional ability to teach in the university’s general education program a must. Evidence of teaching excellence and experience with academic advising is highly desirable. Candidates must also present evidence of an on-going program of scholarly/creative activity.

Deadline: November 30th, 2011

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

ASA or Phone interview scheduled: 12/30 contact via email

Campus interview scheduled: Four candidates invited to campus for February

Offer made: 2/28

Offer accepted: 3/2

NOTES:

See Universities to fear - "Chronic"

Rutgers University, Assistant Professor of West/Southwest Asian American Culture - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Departments of Women's and Gender Studies and American Studies at Rutgers University, New Brunswick invite applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in feminist cultural studies of West (Middle East) and Southwest Asia. We encourage applications from innovative scholars whose research and methods contribute to more rigorous and theoretically engaged studies of the cultures, religions, and populations of West and Southwest Asia within a transnational framework. The committee will consider a range of applications and is particularly interested in studies of literature and culture after 9/11; religion and religious cultures; and/or transnational Asian America or Asians in the Americas, including the Caribbean and Latin America. We welcome interdisciplinary or comparative ethnic studies scholarship that will contribute to departmental strengths in globalization studies.

The successful candidate will teach in the W&GS graduate program (M.A. and Ph.D.) as well as in the vibrant undergraduate majors. The teaching load for research faculty is 2/2, and junior faculty members receive pre-tenure research leave support. Teaching responsibilities will be distributed between W&GS and American Studies. The successful candidate must hold Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of appointment and must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching students from diverse backgrounds. Home department will be determined based on the candidate's particular fields of expertise. The new hire will have opportunities to participate in the vibrant intellectual community fostered at Rutgers, through the Institute for Research on Women, the Center for Race and Ethnicity, the Center for Cultural Analysis, and Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis.

Review of applications will begin immediately; for fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by December 2, 2011.

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, three (3) letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (max 25pp) to Asian American Search c/o Prof. Nicole Fleetwood, Department of American
Studies, 131 George Street, Ruth Adams Building, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Deadline: Dec. 2

Acknowledgment received: 11/16 via e-mail from the search chair

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: Via email 12/14 (Wow. Does that mean they just skipped the phone/skype interview stage altogether?? 12/18/11). Congrats--what are the disciplines of those shortlisted? Yes, there was no phone/skype interview. I do American/Critical Race/Religious studies. (12/21)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Other Ethnic American, English Lit and Queer/Women's/Gender Studies
  • There were no phone interviews because it is not a real search. Do a Google search using the preferred research areas and you will find the (already hired) candidate. This was decided before the ad was posted. This fraudulent search, and those that filter candidates by college/university affiliation resulting in the exclusion of non-Ivy league (safe) candidates, are intended to consolidate hegemony and reinforce the 1%. Perhaps, the most insidious thing about this brand of corruption is that that these same elitist and privileged people then attempt to take the role of advocate for the 99%. Thus, the political and epistemological status quo is protected. The war on the poor and middle class is not just a political problem; privilege, corruption, elitism, and exclusion pervades our academic institutions.
  • I did a Google search as suggested and did not find the "already hired" candidate. For this post to be useful, it needs to be more specific, e.g. to include the position/affiliation of the candidate in question. If the goal is to challenge these hegemonies, that will not be accomplished through libel--so please be more specific!

Smith College - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The American Studies Program at Smith College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position will be housed in the American Studies Program; its occupant will contribute two of four yearly courses to the Department of History. Candidates must be well prepared to teach the range of theoretical and methodological questions, both established and emerging, central to American Studies scholarship, and they should be prepared to teach an Early American survey in the History department. We seek a candidate who will not replicate our current strengths in 19th and early 20th century history; we are particularly interested in candidates who work with Native American materials and/or cross-cultural encounters in early America.

Submit application at http://jobs.smith.edu with letter of application and curriculum vitae. Questions regarding the search should be directed to Professor Michael Thurston, Director of the American Studies Program (mthursto@smith.edu). Review of applications will begin August 20, 2011. Interviews with semifinalists will be held at the American Studies Association meeting in Baltimore, MD (October 20-23), or, if necessary, by telephone. Smith College is an equal opportunity employer encouraging excellence through diversity.

Deadline: Review begins Aug. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Request for writing sample, 9/13

Rejection Letter:

ASA interview scheduled: 10/12 (How were you notified? e-mail? phone? By phone)

Campus interview scheduled: [has anyone heard anything since the ASA interviews? 11/2/11] campus visit (phone, 11/1)

Did those of you with interviews get asked for a writing sample prior to your interview? yes--writing sample request 9/13, interview at ASA 10/20

for the person with a campus interview....do you work on the early american period? [yes]

anyone else with interviews yet?

Offer made:

Offer accepted: received email notification 1/3/12 that a candidate has accepted Smith's offer.

Who's the lucky gal/guy?

NOTES:

  • Also posted at US History 2011-12
  • Does anyone have a sense of whether or not this is an inside hire? There's a lecturer who seems pretty well suited for the position. I applied anyway, but I'm still curious.
  • Has anyone been contacted for an ASA interview?

Stanford University - Lecturers for Introduction to HumanitiesEdit

In 2012-13, Stanford will transform the freshman Introduction to the Humanities (IHUM) program to include a broad range of disciplinary areas of study. Courses offered in this curriculum will span such diverse fields as American studies, physical chemistry, environmental studies, biological sciences, social psychology, and political philosophy as well as the traditional humanities disciplines.

Lecturers teach two seminar discussion sections (averaging 15 students each) that meet twice weekly and coordinate with course lectures given by Stanford faculty.

Lecturers are appointed September 1, 2012 for a one-year term. Starting salary will be at least $53,500. Eligible candidates will provide evidence of teaching excellence and proof of intellectual flexibility as well as a strong record of scholarship. Other desired qualifications are: experience teaching first-year university students; familiarity with team teaching; and demonstrated experience with developing students’ skills in critical thinking, writing, listening, discussion, and analysis.

Applications close March 9, 2012.

http://www.stanford.edu/dept/undergrad/ihum/fellows/applicants.html

MLA JIL 2/3/12

Deadline: March 9

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Phone interview scheduled:

Rejection (after phone interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Rhetoric/Composition 2012 & Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

University of Hawai`i at Manoa - OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Department of American Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor full-time 9-month appointment, Position no. 82176, to begin August 1, 2012, pending position clearance and availability of funds.

Duties: Teach American Studies undergraduate and graduate courses; teach/conduct research in Asian/Pacific American studies with an emphasis on Filipino American studies; 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 Asian/Pacific American studies with an emphasis on Filipino American studies. 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 acceptable, however original transcripts will be required at time of hire) to http://www.interfolio.com/universities/partners/uhAmericanStudies82176.cfm or to Search Committee, American Studies Department, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 324, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Departmental representatives plan to conduct invited interviews at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association (October 20-23, 2011) in Baltimore, MD. See http://www.hawaii.edu/amst for further details on department. For inquiries contact Professor Vernadette Gonzalez, Search Committee Chair, vvg@hawaii.edu, or 808-956-8587. Closing Date: September 15, 2011. An EEO/AA Employer.

Deadline: Sept. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: 10/14 by snail mail. :(

ASA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: they are bringing 2 finalists to campus (11/19)

Offer made:

Offer accepted: December 23

NOTES:

Any further information from anyone on whether they have been contacted at all?

Two excellent candidates presented very recently. It would be surprising if neither of them got the gig.

University of Maryland, College Park - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position focused on transnational studies at the rank of Assistant Professor. The starting date for this position is August 15, 2012, contingent upon funding.

We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who focuses on transnational flows of people, products, capital, power, and ideas and can situate her/his work within the context of one or both of our Departmental themes, cultural constructions of identity and difference and cultures of everyday life. The successful applicant will show clear promise of a strong research record, the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise students, and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research and teaching.

Minimum qualifications: (1.) Earned doctorate at time of appointment. (2.) Ability to teach and to advise students, and to produce innovative curriculum. (3.) Shows clear promise of a strong research record.

Preferences:

  • Clearly defined interdisciplinary, cultural studies research program, which intersects with Department's foci: constructions of identity and difference, and cultures of everyday life.
  • Centers analysis on the interconnections between global and local formations, political economy, nation-state formation, and/or empire.
  • Focuses on diasporas and migrations from the Caribbean, Latin America, and/or Asia.
  • Provides expertise in one of our existing topical directions including food studies, queer studies, social movements, and digital humanities; or adds new areas, in particular, indigenous studies.

For best consideration, submit a complete application by Nov. 15, 2011. The application should include a letter of application describing one’s approach to transnational American Studies and interdisciplinary Americans' cultural studies more broadly, research program, teaching interests and experiences, curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly research, and list of three references who will submit letters of reference. To apply for this position, visit https://jobs.umd.edu , click on the Faculty link, and look for position #117722.

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Over e-mail after being asked for materials, letters (12/22); 1/11 (via snail mail; I wasn't asked for any additional materials (x2). letter dated 12/16 (x4) (recieved 1/11 (x4)): " Thank you so much for applying to our tenure track assistant professor position in Transnational Amerian Studies. Our search committee has carefully reviewed and discussed the many, many applications that we recieved, but I must now write to tell you that we have decided not to consider further your application. I so hope you are successful elsewhere in your quest for a position and in all your academic endeavors."

Further Evaluation: No phone interview, but received email indicating my application was being considered for further evaluation and would let me know in the next few weeks if they would extend invitation for job talk. (1/9) (X2)

Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: rumor has it campus visits have been scheduled--- best of luck! (1/30) Four candidates visited in February -- may be an offer soon (3/16)

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Any updates yet? (12/12) none here 12/16 (x3) Has anyone contacted the dept? (12/17) Crickets here (12/20). I guess they're not going to move on this until the new semester is underway? I called. The person to whom I spoke thought the committee was still meeting...possibly giving some news this week? *shrug*(12/20). I emailed and was told that they're finalizing their process and that notification would be going out soon - I assume that means rejection notices and phone interview requests (12/21). Has anyone else gotten a rejection email or is the post above (under rejection letter) some kind of anomaly? Nothing here - very weird 12/28 (x3). Apart from the rejection email for this anomalous-seeming candidate, did anyone else get an additional material request? It just seems really odd to me. (12/28). Still nothing 12/30 (x3). Semester does not begin until Jan 25, so it might be a while...Anyone hear anything? (1/11). <--see rejections above. Anyone receive interview requests? (1/23)

University of New Mexico - American Studies / Popular Culture--OFFER MADE AND ACCEPTEDEdit

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 Popular Culture at the level of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin in August, 2012.

We seek to appoint a candidate with wide-ranging interdisciplinary interests in popular culture. Appropriate degree fields include American Studies, Cultural Studies, Film/Media Studies or a related field. Minimum qualifications: PhD in hand by the time of appointment. Preferred qualifications include: strength of preparation and promise in scholarship and service and the potential for excellence in teaching; demonstrated ability to deliver required undergraduate and graduate level courses in American Studies and to deliver some portion of undergraduate teaching online as required; demonstrated ability to advise and direct graduate students from diverse backgrounds and with diverse research interests and to operate with professionalism and collegiality. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: popular culture theory, film and media studies, expressive cultures, gender, popular music, digital cultures, social networking or performance studies. A completed application consists of 1) a signed letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) samples of candidate's scholarly writing, 4) sample syllabi of relevant courses and 5) a list of three references. For best consideration, application materials must be received by November 30.

The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator. Applications can only be accepted online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu . Please see posting number 0813182 for full details. Screening of the applicant pool will begin immediately after the best consideration date with the position remaining open until filled.

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: Via e-mail 12/21 (x4).

  • (12/21) If you don't mind sharing, what additional materials were requested (given that a writing sample was already included as part of the application)? <--letters of rec and syllabus for a proposed grad student course, if not already included.
    • Weren't these part of the initial application?
      • OP here: Thanks for the info. To above question: the syllabus was requested as part of the initial application; letters were not (initial app just requested contact info).
      • NB: In the original application, they did not explicitly state the syllabus be for a graduate student course.
      • I'm pretty sure they did; I found out somehow, after all. Not that I'm complaining! Good luck with the search from here.
      • I wonder if there were slightly different versions of the ad? The one I saw asked for two syllabi: one undergraduate, one graduate. In any case, good luck to those who've advanced to the next stage!

Rejection Letter: Over at this job's cross-posting on the Film Studies list, someone reports a rejection letter on Jan. 16. Anyone else?

After being asked for more materials, received automated rejection email. (1/25) X4

Phone or Skype interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: Got an email inviting me to on-campus interview. (1/23) Would you be willing to share your area(s) of specialization? Sure. Performance Studies, gender and sexuality, hip hop cultures, transnational popular cultures.

Offer made: 2/17

Offer accepted: 2/29

NOTES:

  • Has anybody heard anything about this one yet?
    • No. (12/17) Nope. (12/20). No (12/30) Anyone who submitted extra materials hear anything yet? (1/16) No :(. (1/22) I was asked for more materials and still haven't heard anything more. (x3)

Also posted at Film Studies 2011-2012

University of Notre Dame -- Transnational American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame invites applications for a full- time tenure-track assistant professor in the field of transnational American Studies. We seek candidates who recognize transnational American Studies as a critical approach that pushes the discipline beyond and across national borders, including (but not limited to) scholarship that examines the cultures and peoples of the United States from international perspectives, theorizes the United States in relation to contemporary forms of globalization, and locates American Studies in a transnational framework without ignoring the continuing power of nationalisms. We do not seek to duplicate an existing strength in US-Mexico borderland studies.

Deadline: Oct 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials: 12/6 got Request for more materials after Skype interview

Rejection Letter:

Phone or ASA interview scheduled: Skype interview scheduled 11/16 (x4)

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interview scheduled 12/30

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

Have they made the appointment public yet? Any news on who got it? (6/29)

NOTES:

Anyone heard anything yet?

University of South Florida - Instructor, American Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies at the University of South Florida invites applications for a full-time Instructor of American Studies with an emphasis on cultural performances, including tourism and travel practices. We are particularly interested in a candidate whose work employs phenomenological perspectives to explore public places as aesthetic texts. Teaching assignment is 4/4 with normally not more than 3 preps per semester, and includes teaching General Education courses in American studies as well as upper-level courses and graduate seminars in area of specialization. The successful candidate will also mentor and supervise undergraduate and graduate research and maintain an active research agenda. PhD in American Studies or equivalent discipline with demonstrable interdisciplinary qualifications required. Salary is negotiable. 9-month contract begins August 2012. Applicants must submit an online application through http://www.usf.edu/Employment/. Applications must include an application letter and Vita. In addition please have three letters of recommendation sent to: Dr. Andrew Berish, American StudiesSearch Chair, Department of Humanities and Cultural Studies, CPR 107, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., Tampa, FL 33620. Applications must be received by January 15, 2012. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. For ADA accommodations, please contact Sheela Fernandez at 813-974-9380 at least five working days prior to need.

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Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: Received rejection email from HR on 1-31. Email states, "The task of selecting the most suitable candidate was difficult" and "we have chosen an individual...." So, the search seems to be over (two weeks after the deadline).

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University of Southern California - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Ethnic Studies: The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is currently seeking to hire a Department Chair, at the rank of Professor with tenure. We are looking for a senior scholar with a distinguished record of interdisciplinary research and publication and a commitment to teaching and graduate student mentorship. The department is interested in scholars from the social sciences or the humanities whose work demonstrates an engagement with issues of race, gender, sexuality, either in the U.S. or transnationally in the fields of American and Ethnic Studies. Such a scholar will have a national and international profile, a dynamic understanding of where the field is heading, and will have some previous administrative experience to bring to this position. This is a unique and nationally recognized department that offers exciting opportunities and is open to benefiting from the vision of an established, innovative and imaginative leader in the field of American and Ethnic Studies. 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. To apply please send letter of interest and C.V. by October 1, 2011 to: Macarena Gomez-Barris, Interim Chair, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, Kaprielian Hall (KAP) 462, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2534, preferably by e-mail to asehiring@dornsife.usc.edu. In order to be considered, applicants must also submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: https://jobs.usc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59606.

Deadline: Oct 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

ASA interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled: occuring 11/29 forward

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone know if someone was offered the job?

University of Washington Bothell - OFFERS ACCEPTED Edit

INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS AND SCIENCES

Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks applicants for multiple positions. Successful candidates will join a faculty working across the arts, humanities, and social and natural sciences in a curriculum that values interdisciplinary and engaged research and pedagogy. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student and community populations. For full position descriptions, including specific qualifications and application requirements, see http://www.uwb.edu/hr/employment .

Comparative Ethnic Studies: Assistant or Associate Professor, two full-time, tenure track, nine-month academic year appointments. Dynamic educators who can integrate teaching, research, and practice in comparative ethnic studies across one or more of the following areas: visual studies; performance studies; material culture; comparative history; public history.

Creative Writing and Poetics: Senior Lecturers/Artists-in-Residence (multiple positions, full-or half-time; 3-year renewable academic year appointments). Dynamic educators for a new MFA program; expertise in diverse genres, including cross genre and hybrid forms, and in poetics that address social, cultural, and/or technological aspects of writing.

Preferred deadline for all positions: October 17, 2011.

Deadline: Oct 17

Acknowledgment received: October 22 via Email, 10/31 via email

Request for Additional Materials: has anyone heard anything (11/13)? I was wondering the same (11/14)? Me too (11/23) Nothing here (11/29) x2

Rejection Letter: via email (12/5) x5

Phone interview scheduled: 12/1 (via email) *for Ethnic Studies or Creative Writing? A: x4 12/1 via email for Ethnic Studies. Would you mind sharing your area? US Ethnic Studies or International? Thanks. A: Both, for me. Thanks, and good luck.

Campus interview scheduled: 12/14 (for ethnic studies or creative writing?) A: I think the interviews for all of their postions have been scheduled.

Any news for campus interviewees for either position?

  • I had a visit for the CES position. I'm not sure when they finish(ed) visits but was told they would be making an offer by mid-Feb. 2/8
  • I had a CES visit and was told that notifications would be in a week or so, as of 2/1 (x2, except as of week of 2/6 - so notifications during week of 2/13). Good luck to us all. (x2)
  • Anyone receive notice yet? I assume at this point that I have been eliminated. Just hoping for some confirmation one way or the other. Thanks and good luck.

Offer made: yes.

I am curious about the second offer: they had a lecturer doing ethnic studies.

Offer accepted: Yes. All new hires are now listed on the website.

NOTES:

Also posted at CreativeWriting 2012

Wellesley College - Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship In Asian-American Studies - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Wellesley College invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Asian-American studies, to begin Fall 2012. Candidates should have received the Ph.D. within the past three years (ABD considered). Preference will be given to the fields of history, ethnic studies, American Studies, anthropology, and sociology. The Fellow will be in residence at the Newhouse Center for the Humanities the first year and will be expected to take an active role in its intellectual community. In the first year year, the Fellow will teach one course, and in the second year one course each semester, including an introductory course in Asian American Studies. The Fellow will also be expected to advise students and participate in programming for American Studies. The fellowship includes support for research and travel.

Please submit only in electronic form the following: a letter of application, a c.v., a graduate school transcript, three letters of recommendation, (The online application will request names/email address so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.) a brief statement of teaching experience and research interests, and a writing sample to https://career.wellesley.edu. Applications must be received by October 15, 2011. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our on line application system, please email us at working@wellesley.edu.

Acknowledgment received:

  • Has anyone heard anything? (11/17)

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

Campus interview scheduled: [From Post-doc page: "Campus visit scheduled [posted 11/23]"

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Wesleyan University - Mellon Postdoc in Native American StudiesEdit

Wesleyan University invites applications for a fellowship in Native American Studies. We seek a scholar whose research focuses on indigenous peoples in North America. The successful candidate will offer courses originating in the American Studies program. Applicants whose work is comparative and/or interdisciplinary are encouraged to apply.

The fellowship carries limited teaching duties, and opportunities for scholarly research and professional development. Ph.D. must be received before July 2012 and preferably since 2008. Annual stipend of $45,000.00, research/travel funds and health insurance. Renewable for a second year. Deadline: December 2, 2011. Applications must be submitted online at:http://careers.wesleyan.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51453 Include in application CV, 3 letters of reference, and writing sample. Questions may be addressed to Indira Karamcheti, Director, Center for the Americas, Wesleyan University, 255 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter:

ASA or Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Position filled (according to application status on careers website).

Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2011-12

Wesleyan University (VAP in American Studies) - SEARCH OVEREdit

The American Studies Program at Wesleyan University invites applicants for a one-year, full-time position from January to December 2012; rank of either Visiting Assistant Professor (completed Ph.D.) or Visiting Instructor (without completedPh.D.). Applicants with teaching fields in queer studies and/or 20th-century cultural history are especially encouraged to apply. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college; teaching load is two courses per semester. Submit, via email, letter of application, C.V., article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference to Professor Patricia Hill (phill@wesleyan.edu), American Studies Program, Center for the Americas, Wesleyan University, 255 High Street, Middletown, CT 06459. Review of applications will begin immediately; applications received by August 15, 2011 are guaranteed consideration. Wesleyan University is an equal-opportunity and affirmative-action employer and welcomes applications from women and members of historically underrepresented minority groups.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter: REJECTION EMAIL REC'D 9/27. SEARCH OVER

ASA or Phone interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Yale University - Latina/o Literature - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Yale University Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program, and the Yale University American Studies Program, intends to make a joint, tenure-track assistant professor appointment, to begin July 1, 2012, focusing on Latina/o Literature. Applicants who work on Spanish- and English-language texts, with a focus on transnational/hemispheric literary or expressive cultures from the 18th century to the present, are particularly encouraged to apply. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Ph.D. expected. Application, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample, and three letters of reference should be sent to the search committee via https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/ERM

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Deadline: The review of applications will begin October 14, 2011 and all applications must be received by December 2, 2011.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

MLA interview scheduled:

Rejection (after MLA interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer has been made and accepted. [posted 3/9]

NOTES:

Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2012 & Comparative 2012

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