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Page for Academic Positions in American Studies that start in 2013.

NEW PAGE for 2014 jobs: American Studies 2014

Last year's page: American Studies 2012

Other relevant pages: Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13, US History 2012-13, Ethnic American Literature 2013, African American Literature 2013, and 20-21 c. American Lit. 2013.

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AMERICAN STUDIES JOBS FOR 2013Edit

American University - Beirut - Assistant Professor of American Studies - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is seeking to appoint an Americanist from any social science discipline or humanities discipline, starting September 1, 2013 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

We are particularly interested in a scholar whose research and interests engage the fields of transnational American Studies and can contribute to the Center’s new MA program in Transnational American Studies, in addition to an existing minor program in American Studies. We hope to attract a candidate who can teach “Introduction to American Studies” at the undergraduate level and courses related to transnational American Studies at the graduate level.

The appointment is for an initial period of four years. The salary is competitive but depends upon qualifications. The usual teaching load is not more than 15 credits per year. The language of instruction is English. The hire will have joint appointment with a department in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to one of the following: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, c/o New York Office, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303, USA Or Patrick McGreevy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon. Electronic submissions may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For best consideration, review of applications will begin on November 15, 2011 2012.

For more information please visit our website at http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: 10/29 no word on timeline/process

Request for additional materials: 12/17 x2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: invitation for campus visit (1/14)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Brown University - TT Asst. - Latino/a Studies - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

Brown University - Assistant Professor, Latina/o Studies

Brown University's Department of American Studies seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Latina/o Studies. Applicants should have a strong foundation in Latina/o Studies, which can come from a range of disciplinary homes, as well as experience with interdisciplinary scholarship. We seek candidates whose primary focus is Latina/o Studies from a cultural, historical, and/or socio-political perspective. We are looking for scholars who demonstrate an interest in race, ethnicity, and public humanities because faculty in the Department of American Studies work closely with other academic units at Brown, particularly the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, and the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate research promise and accomplishments appropriate to rank, and be prepared to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by July 2013 and must show promise of significant scholarship and teaching ability.

Application Instructions: For fullest consideration, please submit letter of application and CV no later than October 1, 2012. Should the committee require additional materials, a request will follow.

Cut and paste this link to apply: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/15226

Department Link: http://www.brown.edu/Departments/AmCiv/

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (ASA, phone, Skype ...):

  • From Cultural/Ethnic Studies page: "received request for skype interview (12/11) x2"

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: campus visit scheduled (01/05)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Non-Ivy league candidates have zero chance of succcess here. [UNTRUE]

California State University, Fullerton - TT Asst. - Immigration & Ethnicity in The West - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2013. Desirable specializations include immigration and/or ethnicity in California and the West. The new faculty member will teach undergraduate courses in American Studies as well as upper-division and graduate courses in areas of specialization; advise students; engage in scholarly activities; serve on academic committees and contribute to department and university governance. Positive decisions on tenure and promotion require excellent teaching as well as research, peer-reviewed publications, and participation in the university and the profession.

Qualifications: · Ph.D. in American Studies or in American social/cultural history; · University teaching experience; · Ability to teach Introduction to American Studies, American Studies Theories and Methods, California Cultures, and advanced courses dealing with immigration and/or ethnicity in California and the West; · Evidence of effective teaching and potential for successful research and scholarly publication; · Ability to interact successfully with a diverse student body and to work effectively within a multicultural environment; · Ability to balance excellent teaching with outstanding scholarship and professional service.

To apply, please send (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three letters of recommendation; and (4) a writing sample to: Recruitment Chair, Department of American Studies, California State University, Fullerton, P.O. Box 6868, Fullerton, CA 92834-6868.

Application Deadline: To assure full consideration, application materials must be postmarked by October 1, 2012.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (ASA, phone, Skype ...): phone

Rejection (after preliminary interview): yes

Campus interview scheduled: yes

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Thanks for posting this information about phone/campus interviews/ rejections.  I had not heard one way or the other and was getting curious.

Colby College, 1 yr. VAP in American Studies - ASA/SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The American Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in American Studies beginning Fall 2013. We seek an Americanist with a specialty in popular culture and gender/sexuality. The position carries a five-course load. Evidence of teaching excellence and a Ph. D. in American Studies or other closely related interdisciplinary field in hand by September 2013 are required. The successful applicant will teach two core courses in American Studies (including the introductory course, a junior-level methods course, and/or a senior seminar),an elective in gender and popular culture, and two courses in Integrated Studies (IS). IS courses are first-year seminars that are team-taught in clusters of linked topics. 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 October 20, 2012. Interviews will be conducted at the American Studies Association meeting in San Juan, PR, November 15-18, 2012.

Application Deadline: Oct. 20

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (ASA, phone, Skype ...): x3 (ASA/Skype) [posted 10/29]

Rejection (after preliminary interview): x1 (12/19, via email)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

George Washington University - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The George Washington University Department of American Studies seeks to appoint a scholar of political economy as a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor beginning Fall 2013. Research and teaching interests may include the social or cultural dimensions of work, wealth, capitalism, labor movements, globalization, neoliberalism, market exchange, consumer society, or related topics in American political economy.

Minimum Qualifications: Applicants at the associate professor rank must hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or a related discipline and exhibit a strong record of scholarly publications and teaching. Applicants at the assistant professor rank must hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or a related field by August 1, 2013, and have teaching experience and research potential/experience, as demonstrated by works in progress or scholarly publications. ABDapplicants will be considered but must complete all requirements for the Ph.D. by August 1, 2013.

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please upload a cover letter, CV, and thirty-page writing sample. In addition, please email three letters of recommendation to amstjob@gwu.edu.

Department Link: http://departments.columbian.gwu.edu/americanstudies/

Quick Link: http://www.gwu.jobs:80/postings/10775

Deadline: Open until filled (posted 8/12/12)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (ASA, phone, Skype ...): 10/18

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 11/13

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [Note of Job Filled posted 3/07]

NOTES:

Anyone heard anything since the phone interview? 11/8: Still no news, not even second-hand? Given their timeline, it seems like they would've extended campus-visit invitations by now. No news (x5)

For those of you who get interviews, would you mind listing your rank (ABD, Ph.D/Assistant, Already Ass. Prof.)? Post-Doc x2; VAP;ABD;

Does anyone know if an offer has been made? Anyone know if an offer has been made/accepted? <-Pretty sure the answer is yes. 

Hobart and William Smith Colleges - Assistant/Associate Professor, Tenure-track: American Studies - INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The American Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the associate or advanced assistant professor level. Teaching duties will include introductory, advanced, and seminar courses in American Studies. The ideal candidate should have a body of teaching and scholarship that links aspects of cultural identity - such as race/ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality - with perspectives grounded in historical, literary, religious, and/or artistic expressions. The ideal candidate will be expected to help lead in the restructuring of the American Studies program, serve on appropriate program and campus-wide committees; and have an opportunity to participate in the Colleges’ general education, interdisciplinary, and study abroad programs. Applicants should have an earned doctorate in American Studies or an interdisciplinary equivalent with a strong orientation toward the humanities.

The American Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program that offers students a major and a minor, and incorporates faculty and courses from Anthropology, Economics, Education, English, History, Political Science, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Sociology, Theatre, and other fields in the humanities and the social sciences.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applications are due by January 1, 2013. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcript, statements of teaching and research philosophies, representative course evaluations, writing samples, and arrange to have three letters of reference sent to:

c/o Professor DeWayne Lucas, Chair
American Studies Program Search
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
300 Pulteney Street (Stern Hall)
Geneva NY 14456

EOE

Deadline: Jan. 1 2013

Acknowledgment received: x1 (11/9), +2 (01/10)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): received via e-mail, 2/22 "On behalf of the American Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, I extend my thanks to you for the care and attention you gave to your application for our full-time, tenure track position. We were very gratified to have received such a robust pool of extraordinary quality and exciting candidates. The search committee has met to consider the applications, and I regrettably must report that your candidacy did not advance to the next stage. We were nonetheless honored by your interest in the position and wish you the best in your future plans."

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): 2/5 X2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Indiana University - TT Asst. in African Diaspora Studies (including US 19th c.-present) - SKYPE INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of American Studies at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in African Diaspora studies including, but not limited to, the U.S. (19th century to present), beginning fall 2013. Research and teaching interests should be interdisciplinary and may include critical race studies, gender and sexuality, and religion. Scholars with hemispheric or transnational approaches are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference given to applicants with a PhD in American Studies. PhD in hand by date of appointment.

Electronic applications preferred. Applicants should send a letter of application, dissertation or book abstract, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Vivian Halloran, search committee chair, at amstsrch@indiana.edu or by mail to Department of American Studies, Ballantine Hall 521, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405. Application deadline is October 26, 2012.

For further information about the department, consult our website: http://www.indiana.edu/~amst/Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Deadline: Oct. 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/2 x2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype, ASA ...): skype 11/30 (according to cultural/ethnic studies wiki)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Purdue University (IN)- Associate or Full Professor - Director of American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULED Edit

Purdue University seeks to hire an Associate or Full Professor as Director for its distinguished program in American Studies. The program offers degrees at the M.A. and Ph.D. level and includes a new, fast-growing undergraduate major. American Studies at Purdue has strong affiliations with programs in Women’s Studies, African American Studies and Asian American Studies among others. The Director of the program must demonstrate a fluency in interdisciplinary research and the ability to provide intellectual leadership to students working in a variety of humanities and social science research fields.
A Ph.D. in American Studies or field appropriate to the position is required. The successful candidate for the position should bring a distinguished record of scholarship and teaching in American Studies or one of these related fields: History, English, Anthropology or Sociology, with the successful candidate’s tenure home being in one of these four departments. The Director will be fully appointed in American Studies and will be responsible for directing a large affiliated faculty, teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in American Studies, shaping curriculum and giving intellectual vision and direction to the program. Administrative experience is preferred but not essential.
Application materials should include a letter of application, CV, e-mail and telephone addresses for three professional references, and a sample of recent research not to exceed 40 pages. Materials should be sent to Delayne Graham, Program Assistant in American Studies via e-mail at dkgraham@purdue.edu

Deadline for materials is January 15 2013. Starting date for the position is August, 2013.
A background check is required for employment in this position. Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.

Deadline: Jan. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): Invitiation made 1/30/13 for phone interview in early February.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: for last week in February

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Saint Louis University - TT Asst. Professor - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, seeks applicants for a tenure track appointment at the assistant professor level in the Department of American Studies beginning in August 2013. We are seeking a scholar of transnational American Studies, broadly understood. Other areas might include gender and sexuality, religion, film, and popular culture. 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 and advise students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Ideally candidates will also have a record of professional, creative, or community engagement. Application deadline is November 15. All applications must be made online at jobs.slu.edu; online applications must include curriculum vitae, cover letter, writing sample, 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. Saint Louis University is an urban, research-extensive institution, with over 12,000 students in thirteen schools and colleges. The Department of American Studies is located in the College of Arts and Sciences, and maintains strong ties to major art, historical, and civic institutions in the city. The department confers the B. A., M. A., and PhD degrees.

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received: x4

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...): phone interview scheduled (12/5) x3

  • The search committee has released clear communication that SLU will NOT be conducting job interviews at ASA, particularly in consideration of candidates who cannot afford to travel. Direct quote from correspondence issued by the department chair: "we are not interviewing at the ASA conference in San Juan because we did not want candidates to feel that they had to travel in order to be considered." (just seconding this account 11/4)
  • has anyone heard anything since the phone interview? (12/21) Nothing here, did they say when they would schedule? (12/21) still no word here (1/4) how about now? (1/10) nothing here... (1/10) x2  how about now (1/16)? still nothing here (1/16), still nothing. anyone thinking of contacting the deptartment? (1/22) Anyone heard anything yet? Seems very late (1/28) agreed. kind of just starting to give up on this one, though maybe they haven't contacted anyone yet. (1/28)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • Although this may be anti-climactic at this point, belated, second-hand report of at least one campus visit taking place here (in mid-Jan. I think). [2/1]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Heard second-hand that an offer has been accepted (4/30).

NOTES:

SUNY College at Old Westbury - TT Asst, US Media History - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The College at Old Westbury invites applications for a tenure-track position in US Media History and Media Studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective Fall 2013. Principle responsibilities include teaching American History Survey, Film and Media Studies, as well as other US History and American Studies courses, including upper division courses, senior capping courses and college General Education courses.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in American History, American Studies or related discipline with a focus on History and Media Studies required. Preference will be given to candidates who study the relationship of media to under-represented groups in the US. Candidates with media production experience are particularly encouraged to apply. Experience teaching an ethnically diverse, working student body preferred.

SPECIAL NOTE: The College at Old Westbury is among the most diverse colleges in the United States. The campus is situated on 604 wooded acres on Long Island, 20 miles east of Manhattan.

TO APPLY: Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference by October 15, 2012 to: SUNY College at Old Westbury, Office of Human Resources, Search Committee: ASMH-CH, P.O. Box 210, Old Westbury, NY 11568; or e-mail application materials as attachments in MS Word format (only if application to include attachments total less than 15 pages) to: hrsearch@oldwestbury.edu

Deadline: Oct. 15

Acknowledgment received: Oct 17

Any information since then?

12/8: Anybody hear anything on this? Since Old Westbury is on Long Island, I'm guessing that it may still be recovering from Sandy, but still, the deadline was in mid-October...

Nope, still nothing here... The storm hit two weeks after the deadline, and I imagine they lost at least a week, followed quickly by Thanksgiving break. I would expect, though, that they'd want to move on this before the end of the semester.

Request for additional materials: December 9 (x2)

What "additional materials" did they request?

  • Writing sample & syllabi

Rejection (no interview): 1/18/13 by email

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype, AHA ...): 1/3/13 (x2)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 2/19/13 by email

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Texas Tech University - American Studies, Associate or Advanced Assistant Professor - CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Honors College at Texas Tech University seeks a broadly trained individual with a Ph.D. in American Studies (American History, Political Science, Literature, Women's/Gender Studies). The successful applicant will teach core curriculum courses in American History or Political Science as well as seminars in the Honors Arts and Letters (HAL) degree program. The HAL degree program provides students with a foundation in the Humanities and the Western Tradition, and it offers specific tracks of concentration, including Pre-Med and Pre-Law.

The successful candidate will demonstrate evidence of teaching expertise and experience. Applicants must also provide evidence of scholarly activity, including a commitment to the pursuit of external funding for research support. The person hired in this position will be expected to contribute to the value-added co-curricular activities delivered by the Honors College, such as mentoring undergraduate research, directing Honors theses, and sponsoring student organizations in addition to other service expectations.

This is a tenure-track appointment. Salary is competitive with rank and experience.

Apply online at the Texas Tech University Human Resources jobs website: http://apptrkr.com/278261 (Requisition Number: 86972)

Please send three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and evidence of effective teaching directly to the following:

Dr. Marjean D. Purinton, Associate Dean and Professor of English
Texas Tech University Honors College
Box 41017, Lubbock, Texas 79409-1017
Phone: 806.742.1828
Email: marjean.purinton@ttu.edu

Applications will be accepted through November 1, 2012.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [yes, see NOTES below]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • (1/28) Most of TT's searches are moving; any news on this one for anyone beyond "your application was recieved?"
  • Voicemail from search chair--they are scheduling campus visits now. (3/1)

University at Buffalo (SUNY) - 2 Positions in Department of Transnational Studies - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of Transnational Studies at SUNY Buffalo invites applications for two positions. (1) Associate or full Professor to serve as Associate Director of the Canadian Studies Program and Director of Graduate Studies. We seek a senior scholar who is recognized as a leader in the field, who has a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with rank. The successful candidate will be expected to make substantial contributions to Canadian Studies and to assume leadership over the graduate programs in Transnational Studies. The ideal candidate will also be able to contribute to the Caribbean Studies M.A. Program and to the creation of a new M.A. program in African and African American Studies. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with a well-established, interdisciplinary research program, a strong record of teaching and an interest in service to the department and University as a whole. (2) Assistant Professor, tenure track, in Native American Studies, specialization open. Transnational Studies houses the Ph.D. program in American Studies that has long been a leader in the field of Native American Studies and to which the successful candidate will be expected to contribute. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests. Ph.D. in hand by August 2013. For either position, salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials. Responsibilities include research, service and a standard teaching load of two courses per semester.

Submit application electronically at www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu; attach letter of application, CV, and writing sample. In addition, please have three letters of reference forwarded to Search Committee, Department of Transnsnational Studies, 732 Clemens Hall, University at Buffalo/SUNY, Buffalo NY 14260.

Review of applications will begin on October 1 for position 1 and November 2 for position 2 and will continue until filled.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled: [From Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13 page: "Request for phone interview (via email) 11/21." x2]

Has anyone heard anything after the phone interview? 12/17 

  • had a phone interview 11/30, no word as of 12/22 x1

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, Berkeley - TT Asst., Assoc. or Full Professor - Visual Culture (Dept. of Rhetoric) - CAMPUS VISIT SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate or Full Professor (with tenure) in the area of Visual Culture starting in Fall semester 2013.

Requirements: Ph.D. or equivalent by date of hire; excellent research profile and demonstrated record of scholarship that addresses the production and interpretation of visual works in their conceptual, political or technical dimensions; a strong record of relevant teaching; and broad understanding of rhetoric in the humanities. The Department is especially interested in candidates whose work has historical or comparative components and a theoretical focus. Possible areas of expertise include: photography, digital media, time-based media, video art, popular culture, public art, museum culture and design. Research topics could be as various as: war and violence, migration, human rights, the environment, race and sexuality.

Candidates should send cover letter, CV, a writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages, and contact information for three persons willing to submit letters of reference. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html. All application materials should be uploaded to the secure search portal at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00064.

Applications close November 1, 2012.

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 11/9 (letters of rec)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus visit scheduled 11/28 

  • Did poster above have a skype interview before scheduling campus visit?
  • I'm actually a grad student in the department and received an email announcing an upcoming job talk.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Hawai`i at Manoa - TT Asst. Professor, Asian/Pacific American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

American/Filipino 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, Position Number 82176, to begin August 1, 2013, 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 are acceptable, however original transcripts will be required at the time of hire) 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 (November 15-18, 2012) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. See 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: October 12, 2012. An EEO/AA Employer.

Deadline: Oct. 12

Acknowledgment received: x2

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype, ASA ...): scheduled today [posted 10/20] (X1)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: first campus interview scheduled for 11/30. 

Have other campus interviews been scheduled?

Not that have been advertised.

Yes. Three scheduled, and I believe that's all of them.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - TT Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities in American Studies - ASA / SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track job at the Assistant Professor level. This position carries a 2-2 teaching load with significant research expectations.

We aim to hire a promising scholar-teacher who will push the intellectual boundaries of our rich and diverse discipline and who appreciates the transformative potential of digital technologies for his/her own research and teaching agenda. Our new colleague will embrace the role digital technologies can play in expanding the audience for American Studies scholarship and in engaging a wider public. We expect his/her intellectual ambition, imagination, and resourcefulness to have a significant impact on our department, our university, and the field of American Studies. He/she will contribute to the new PhD program in American Studies, our graduate program in Folklore, and to a broader graduate curriculum in digital humanities, training students both for traditional academic jobs as well as a variety of new professions in the public sphere; develop innovative graduate and undergraduate courses exploring the methodological and intellectual diversity of the field; further the work of the department through effective engagement with cultural organizations and non-academic audiences, particularly around issues affecting the state and region; and participate in interdisciplinary research collaborations.

A Ph.D.in American Studies or a related field is required (degree in-hand by August 15, 2013).

Candidates should have demonstrable engagement with the application of digital technologies in research and teaching related to the study of the American experience.

Our new colleague will also contribute to the broader Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative. Supported by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the CDHI is designed to offer an adaptable and sustainable model of transformative academic practice for the 21st century, which embraces research, teaching, engaged scholarship, and the dissemination of knowledge in the humanities. One of three new digital humanities hires in the College of Arts and Sciences anticipated over the next four years, he/she will contribute to and help shape the direction of the Digital Innovation Lab. The position carries a $50,000 start-up fund with the expectation that the candidate arrive on campus prepared to pursue a robust and innovative digital research agenda.

The Department of American Studies is an inclusive and dynamic fellowship of interdisciplinary interests devoted to the integrative study of the American experience. In addition to long-standing prominence in the historical study of cultural forms and practices, we offer distinctive strengths in American Indian Studies, Southern Studies, International/Comparative American Studies, Folklore, and material culture. We enjoy robust collaborative relationships across the University, including the Ackland Art Museum, Carolina Performing Arts, Center for the Study of the American South, Renaissance Computing Institute, and the University Library’s Southern Historical and North Carolina Collections, as well as with local, regional, and global partners. Our new PhD program will emphasize collaborative, interdisciplinary work that will train students for multi-pronged career options, both within and beyond the Academy.

Candidates must apply online via http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/9129 . Applications should include:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and demonstration of teaching effectiveness
  • A portfolio (uploaded as a single “other document”) that contains: dissertation abstract, research statement, example of recent written scholarship (no more than article/chapter length), and evidence and discussion of engagement with digital technologies

At the time of application candidates will be required to identify the names, titles, and email addresses of four professional references who can speak specifically to their qualifications, experience, and interests as they relate to the special role this position will serve for our department and university. The recommenders candidates identify will be contacted via email with instructions for uploading their recommendation letters. Please note that only individual reference letters will be accepted; recommendation letters sent via Interfolio or other reference services will not be accepted. Applications with less than four recommendation letters will be considered incomplete.

Preliminary interviews with job applicants attending the American Studies Association meeting in San Juan, Puerto Rico can be arranged. Please contact the search committee chair for more information.

Deadline: Open Until Filled (post opened 10/22/2012)

Acknowledgment received: x1 (11/9)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype, ASA ...): From New Media & Digital Humanities 2013: "ASA interview scheduled (11/12)" x2; preliminary Skype interview for non-ASA attendee scheduled for week of 1/14 (12/20—posted 1/9 in response to query below) (x2 for preliminary Skype interview in week of 1/14 with similar timing of request just b4 Christmas)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news? (1/9)
  • finalists selected (as of 1/28)

Also posted at New Media & Digital Humanities 2013

University of Notre Dame - TT Asst. Professor in Transnational American Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame invites applicants for a tenure-track assistant professorship in transnational American Studies to begin August 2013. 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.

This full-time position will be rostered in a Department of American Studies affiliated with campus institutes, centers, and other departments engaged in transnational studies. The successful candidate will teach four courses per year including the introductory survey (on a rotating basis) and upper-level undergraduate courses in her/his area of specialization. For more information on the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame please see our website at: americanstudies.nd.edu

Qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies or related field. Degree expected at time of appointment, with preference given to candidates with excellent teaching skills and interests in contributing to an innovative American Studies curriculum, scholarly publications, and an active research agenda. Exceptional candidates at other ranks may be considered.

Please send a letter of application, full CV, writing sample, and names for three references, to: Professor Erika Doss, Chair, Transnational American Studies Search Committee, Department of American Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1044 Flanner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Applications due: October 29, 2012.

Deadline: Oct. 29

Acknowledgment received: 10/18 (+4)

  • letter w/ diversity form. apparently they will be doing interviews at asa.
  • acknowledgement received 12/7. (not sure what to make of this? i figured that i was out of the running after ASA). 

Request for additional materials:

  • Anyone heard from the Department about additional materials or interviews?
  • Has anyone heard anything about interviews or finalists?

I have not even received acknowledgement (11/9), x3. No acknowledgment or interview call, but I did receive an invitiation to their host bar at ASA. Don't know what that means. <--so did you go? <--No, unfortuantely. Got the invite the day of.

They sent this invitation to 12 people. Is this their long list? Does anyone have any information?

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (ASA, phone, Skype ...): skype interview scheduled by email 11/9 (x2) ASA interview (x1)

Has anyone heard anything since the ASA/skype interview?  I was under the impression that they would have a decision by mid-December. 

Nothing here 1/10

Anything? 1/15

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/22 (via email)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Note of Offer Accepted posted 3/23]

NOTES:

  • wasn't this search run last year as well?
    • I think it was. Did last years search fail?

University of Notre Dame - W. Harold & Martha Welch Endowed Chair in American Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame invites nominations and applications for the inaugural holder of the W. Harold and Martha Welch Chair in American Studies. We anticipate that this full-time appointment will be made at the full professor level. We seek an accomplished scholar with a distinguished record of publications, an established academic reputation, an active research agenda, and enthusiasm for teaching. This position is part of a major building initiative in the Department of American Studies that includes this endowed chair, a concurrent search for a tenure-track position in transnational American Studies, and other anticipated faculty positions over the next few years. For more information on the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame please see our website at: americanstudies.nd.edu

Areas of research are open. Responsibilities include active pursuit of research and publication; teaching and mentoring students in the Department of American Studies; participation in department initiatives; and service to the university and relevant professional and scholarly organizations.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies or related field.

Please send a letter addressing the basis for your interest in the W. Harold and Martha Welch Endowed Chair and outlining your program of research and vision for American Studies at Notre Dame, full CV, and names for three references, to: Professor Erika Doss, Chair, W. Harold and Martha Welch Endowed Chair in American Studies Search Committee, Department of American Studies, University of Notre Dame, 1044 Flanner Hall, Notre Dame, IN 46556.

Applications due: October 29, 2012.

Deadline: Oct. 29

Acknowledgment received: No (as of 11/10/12) UPDATE: odd acknowledgement letter received 11/24, saying "We have received your letter of application and will do our best to keep you informed about our decision making and faculty hiring process..." Proceeds to speak in present tense about interviews "will begin reviewing" 10/29 and interviews in mid-November...

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (ASA, phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 2/5/2013 (heard through grapevine). Now more than grapevine. Received letter with name of Thomas Tweed, who does not hold degree in American Studies and is not associated with it!

NOTES:

University of Texas at Arlington - Director of Interdisciplinary StudiesEdit

The School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. This program serves an academically and socially diverse group of more than 500 undergraduate students, providing the integrative learning skills they need to leverage coursework spanning the university’s academic offerings toward individualized and rigorous Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science degrees. The candidate will be hired as Associate or Full Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies.

The duties of the Director will include active research and teaching, program administration, curriculum development, student recruitment, and outreach to other degree programs on campus. The successful candidate will have a publication record and scholarship commensurate with rank, administrative experience, and a vision for programmatic and curricular development that enhances the program’s core mission of integrative learning. The program is currently developing Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies. The new director will be an integral part of developing the MA program. Preference will be given to candidates who present a clear vision for both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A PhD in their field of study
  • Earned tenure
  • Demonstrated administrative experience
  • Research and teaching experience in an interdisciplinary field, including but not limited to: Interdisciplinary Studies; African American Studies; Women/Gender Studies; Science, Technology and Society; Cultural Studies; Environmental and Sustainable Studies; Global Studies; American Studies; Urban Studies; Ethnic Studies, or ; Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies.

Applicants should submit a letter of application summarizing relevant background and experience, CV, and names and contacts of three references by mail and email to: Dr. Rod Hissong, c/o Marjorie Dick (marjorie.dick@uta.edu), Chair INTS Director Search Committee, School of Urban and Public Affairs, Box 19588, University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0588.

Review of applicants will begin immediately but applications submitted and completed by January 4, 2013 will receive full consideration. Search will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hissong for more information at (817) 272-3350.

Applications due: January 4, 2013

Deadline: January 4, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13 and Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2013

University of Tuebingen/Germany - Professorship in Early American Literary and Cultural HistoryEdit

Applicants should have a specialization in Early American Studies (colonial times, early republic) and in transnational literary and cultural relations. Both in their research and their teaching applicants should broadly cover the field of American Studies.

The holder of this position will be expected to contribute to all degree programs offered by the English Seminar (LA English, BA English and American Studies, BA Interdisciplinary American Studies, MA and PhD programs). She/He should contribute to research initiatives on all levels (department, faculty, university). Requirements/Qualifications: PhD, outstanding research and publication record, Habilitation or equivalent (2nd book), teaching experience.

The University of Tuebingen intends to increase the number of women on its faculty, and therefore encourages applications by women. Among equally qualified applicants disabled people will receive preferential consideration.

Applications should include the following documents: Academic curriculum vitae, copies of relevant diplomas/certifications, list of publications, list of courses taught, overview of teaching and research plans.

Applications should be submitted by October 18, 2012 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Leonhardt, University of Tuebingen, Wilhelmstr. 50, 72074 Tuebingen, Germany.

Deadline: Oct. 18

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Wesleyan University - TT Asst., Cultural History - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

Tenure track assistant professorship in 20th century/contemporary US cultural history. Ph.D. in American Studies, History, or a related field must be completed by the time of the appointment (July 1, 2013). Preference will be given to candidates who focus on the politics of culture with particular attention to gender, race, and class, ideally with a subspecialty in queer studies or the history of gender and sexuality. Candidates with teaching fields in popular culture, visual culture and/or material culture are especially encouraged to apply.

2/2 teaching load.

To apply please submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, article-length writing sample, and three letters of reference to careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/3525.

Review begins immediately [5 Aug] & for full consideration apply by: 1 Nov 2012

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): " I am writing to let you know that your application for our position in modern U.S. cultural history is no longer under active consideration. Our search committee has decided upon a list of finalists. In reviewing nearly 450 applications, the search committee was faced with a daunting task; we were awestruck by the sheer volume of talent, the range and depth of excellent projects that we encountered. (One of the pleasures in searching for an entry-level position is that it brings us in contact with the most exciting scholars coming out of graduate programs today.) In the end, our decision, in selecting from an array of riches, had much to do with questions of field and complementarity within our Department and across the University.

We thank you for your interest in our position, and for sharing your research with us. Let me extend my very best wishes for a bright future in the profession.

Patricia R. Hill Professor and Chair of American Studies" (1/11/13) (x2)

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype, AHA ...): request for Skype interview received by email (12/12) x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview): email rejection after Skype interview (1/21)

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Non-Ivy candidates have zero chance of hire.
  • Curious about the statement above--would like to know what information it's based on.
  • Also posted at US History 2012-13
  • Applied for this position 10/29; received a confirmation. On 11/6 I got an automated email from Careers @Wesleyan saying my application had been "reactivated." It appears that while 2 of my 3 contacts were asked for recommendations before the deadline, the third was only asked for his on 11/6 (I'm wondering if the storm had anything to do with this--maybe the online system was down and only just came back up). Has this happened to anyone else?
  • Any contact on this, esp since review began in early Aug?
  • Search committee is reviewing applications and making the interview list (11/28)
    • Thank you for the update! (x3!)
  • Has anybody who held a Skype interview heard anything? (1/15)
    • Nope
    • Nothing here.
    • I am taking the 1/11 note above in which she states that they have their lists of finalists as evidence that they've already arranged campus visits. I find it extremely frustrating that they can't/won't update those who have interviewed, but I'm starting to think that the surest way to be kept out of the loop of any job search is to get an interview. 

Western Kentucky University - Honors Interdisciplinary StudiesEdit

This faculty position continues a trend of new tenure eligible faculty positions dedicated to the Honors College. The new faculty will play an important role in developing the first track (Citizen and Self) of the College’s new four-part interdisciplinary core offering. Basic expectations include demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring students in a living/learning environment, and service to the institution.  Candidates should also show outstanding potential for a productive research program and grant writing. Disciplinary specialty is open, but we seek teacher-scholars who are eager to work collaboratively with exceptional students in an interdisciplinary environment, teach innovative team-taught courses/seminars, utilize problem-based pedagogies, and participate actively in the intellectual life of the Honors College.

Teaching will be focused in the Citizen and Self track of the Honors College core curriculum. This track concentrates on building theoretical knowledge and practical skills for effective citizenship.  Course format includes team-teaching large group lectures and leading small breakout seminars. Successful candidates must have the skills, experience, and/or potential to work with the track leader to develop a course that emphasizes:

  • Exploration of the role of citizen as a problem-solver and co-creator of public goods
  • Theoretical knowledge and practical skills that prepare students to work effectively in their communities, social groups, and broader society to initiate and achieve social change
  • Development of strong writing and research skills, with a focus on knowledge creation
  • “Citizen Professionalism” and the role of the professional as collaborator, organizer, and catalyst for positive social change Engagement with methodologies and approaches to public and community-based research
  • Interdisciplinary perspectives, methods, and insights to critically examine social issues

An earned doctorate is required; however, exceptional ABD applicants may be considered

Applications including a cover letter describing qualifications for the position; CV; unofficial copy of graduate transcripts; and three letters of recommendation should be sent to Clay Motley, Chair, Honors College Search Committee (Citizen and Self), Western Kentucky University, Honors College, 1906 College Heights Blvd #31082, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1082

Deadline: February 28

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:


Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2013

  • Any news? Anyone? (3/20) 

Yale University - American Studies - TT Appt. in Early Americas - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Yale Program in American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment, to begin July 1, 2013, in the early Americas, broadly defined. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar, although the degree may come from any humanities or social science discipline. Ph.D. preferred. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, faculty, and staff and strongly encourages applications from women and underrepresented minorities. Please submit a letter of application, your c.v., a two-page dissertation abstract, 30-page writing sample, and names and addresses of three evaluators at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Yale/AMST . The review of applications will begin December 3, 2012.

Deadline: Dec. 3

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 12/17 x2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled: 1/19 x 1 Skype interview

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 1/30 x 1

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/28

Offer accepted: yes

NOTES:

anyone heard anything on this one?

Also posted at US History 2012-13

Yale University - American Studies, TT Appt. in Built Environments - POSITION FILLED Edit

The Yale Program in American Studies invites applications for a junior faculty appointment, tenure-track, to begin July 1, 2013, focusing on metropolitan built environments. Interdisciplinary scholars whose projects address cultural landscapes, urban and suburban history, or social geography are particularly welcome to apply. Ph.D. preferred.

Please submit a letter of application, c.v., two-page dissertation abstract, 20-30 page writing sample, and names and addresses of three evaluators at academicjobsonline.org/ajo/Yale/AMST. The review of applications will begin October 22, 2012.

Deadline: Oct. 22

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Oct. 24 (x2), Nov. 20

Rejection (no interview): January 10, 2013 (email noted that the position was filled)

Preliminary interview scheduled (phone, Skype, ASA ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: [see NOTES below]

NOTES:

  • Final list of campus interviews will be based heavily upon University affiliation and personal connections (nepotism).
  • From US History page: "Just got my rejection. From the search commitee: 170 applicants, and "The program has now selected Laura R. Barraclough for the position. She
    holds a Ph.D. in American Studies and Ethnicity from the University of
    Southern California and is currently an assistant professor at Kalamazoo
    College. She is the author of Making the San Fernando Valley: Rural
    Landscapes, Urban Development, and White Privilege (University of
    Georgia Press, 2011) and co-author (with Laura Pulido and Wendy Cheng)
    of  A People's Guide to Los Angeles (University of California Press, 2012)." Congrats Prof. Barraclough!"
  • Also posted at US History 2012-13

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