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Page for Academic Positions in American Studies that begin in 2014.

Last Year's Page: American Studies 2013

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See also: Indigenous and Native American Studies 2013-2014, Ethnic American Literature 2014, African American Literature 2014North American History 2013-14, and Ethnic Studies 2013-2014

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Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College  - Lecturer (Renewable) Edit

The Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. The faculty members of Barrett are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers; most are on three-year renewable and rolling appointments. The main teaching responsibility rests on a two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Eventin which students examine important ideas from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.

Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of his or her high school class, has SAT scores of 1320 or above, and has a high school grade-point average of 3.81.

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2014; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

  • Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities, natural or social sciences that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple areas of the natural sciences, the social sciences, and/or the humanities are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing skills is required, and experience leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired.
  • Application: Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in The Human Event, and a list of readings for the first and second semesters; (4) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching. Sample syllabi for this course can be found under faculty profiles on the college website. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Joseph P. Foy, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.eduReview of applications will begin on March 3, 2014.

Arizona State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age or veteran status in the University’s services, educational programs, and activities, including, but not limited to, admission to and employment by the University. The Office of Equity & Inclusion has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion, University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85287, Intercampus Mail Code 5612. Phone: (480) 965-5057. For information about ASU’s non-discrimination policies and procedures for filing complaints, please see http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://provost.asu.edu/index.php?q=policies/procedures/p20.htmll.

Deadline:

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Boston University - Professor of American / New England StudiesEdit

The American and New England Studies Program at Boston University is searching for a senior level faculty member to both teach classes in and serve as director of our MA program in Preservation Studies beginning Fall 2014 (pending budgetary approval). As we anticipate extending the reach of this program into our undergraduate offerings and into the American Studies PhD program, we seek someone who will teach undergraduates as well as MA and PhD students.

Required Skills: Applicants must be either Associate or Full Professors who can teach courses in historic preservation, as well as topics that would fit more broadly in an American Studies framework.

Boston University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

DO NOT APPLY THROUGH THE BOSTON UNIVERSITY HR WEBSITE.

Please send a cover letter, c.v., and the names of three references to Professor William Moore, Chair of Preservation Search at moorewd@bu.edu by December 1, 2013.

InsideHigherEd and HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Brown University - Women's and Gender Studies / American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

Brown University's Department of American Studies seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Women’s and Gender Studies. Applicants can come from a range of disciplinary homes but should also have experience with the varieties of interdisciplinary scholarship prominent in contemporary American Studies. We seek candidates who focus on women from an anthropological, cultural, historical, and/or socio-political perspective, though we would be particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship takes up issues of work or labor and sexuality and who are open to transnational approaches. Faculty in the Department of American Studies work closely with students in ethnic studies and public humanities, and the best candidates should expect to do the same. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2014, 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, both MA and Ph.D. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by July 2014 and must show promise of significant scholarship and teaching ability.

  • Application Instructions: To expedite the process, please submit letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample (article or chapter length) no later than October 15, 2013.
  • Link to Apply: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21956

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview scheduled (12/6)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2014
  • Anyone hear anything yet?? 11/1/13
  • No word yet. 11/3/13
  • Nothing yet 11/13
  • Still nothing? Was hoping there might be some movement on this before ASA. 11/19
  • any updates? 12/5 <--Gender Studies page notes Skype interview scheduled 12/6 (see above).
  • Aaaand my heart just broke a little.
  • Gender Studies page notes inside candidate ---> A follow-up post there says there's no inside candidate.
  • Any updates? In-person interviews scheduled? And I'm assuming those who did not receive a rejection letter but were not contacted about Skype interviews are on some sort of back up list. (12/27).
  • Is anyone else in the same boat?--never recieved a rejection or an interview request. Wondering if there was a problem with my application, or if they never received it since it seems as though others received actual rejections. (02/24)

California State University, Fullerton - TT Asst. Professor in American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

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 2014. Desirable specializations include American popular, digital, visual, or material culture, with an emphasis on the 20th and/or 21st centuries. 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.

Required Qualifications (1) Ph.D. in American Studies, American social/cultural history, or related fields; (2) University teaching experience; (3) Ability to teach Introduction to American Studies, Introduction to American Popular Culture, and American Studies Theories and Methods; (4) Ability to teach advanced courses dealing with popular, digital, visual, or material culture; (5) Ability to teach American culture within an historical context; (6) Evidence of effective teaching and potential for successful research and scholarly publication; (7) Ability to interact successfully with a diverse student body and to work effectively within a multicultural environment; (8) Ability to balance excellent teaching with outstanding scholarship and professional service.

Rank and Salary: This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Salary is competitive and commensurate with rank, experience, and qualifications. Periodic salary adjustments are enacted by the state legislature. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available, which includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care as well as affordable housing program; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/documents/benefits/Faculty_Unit_3.pdf

Job Control Number 23603G-14-007

Appointment Date August 2014

Application Procedure: To apply, please send by mail (e-mail submissions will not be accepted) (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three letters of recommendation; and (4) a writing sample to: Carrie Lane, Recruitment Chair, Department of American Studies, California State University, Fullerton, P.O. Box 6868, Fullerton, CA 92834-6868. Phone: (657) 278- 7359. Fax: (657) 278-5820. E-mail: clane@fullerton.edu

Application Deadline: To assure full consideration, application materials must be postmarked by September 15, 2013. For more information on the Department of American Studies, please visit our website at: http://amst.fullerton.edu/

Deadline: Sept. 15, 2013

Acknowledgment received: Yes, two weeks after submission. (X1 - though only took two days after submission) (Same--very quick ackowledgment from the dpt. Very much appreciated x1)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x1 on 1/21 (impersonal form letter)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Phone interview scheduled 10/4 x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 10/30

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Very careful about following established CSU "rules" - which are pretty normal - about the process.
  • Any chance this is an inside hire? They have a lot of lecturers one of whom probably fits the description. Not an accusation, just a question. 
  • A number of these "Lecturers" seem to be current or former M.A. students at Cal State Fullerton. There is a Ph.D. candidate that is currently a lecturer there that has a career in film. He seems qualified. But again, who knows. The speculation probably isn't worth it. 
  • Anyone heard anything yet? (10/7)
  • Someone reported a phone interview above
  • I've been told they haven't really gotten to the phone call stage - which seems to contradict the above comment. Anyone heard anything else? I freely admit, my contact at Fullerton might not know as much as she thinks she does so I thought I'd check here.
    • FWIW, 2 more interviews have been marked above by different users (10/21)
  • Anyone else who phone interviewed heard anything yet? At this point I'm guessing I'm out, but it would be nice to have a little more certainty. (11/15)
  • Campus interview noted above [11/15}
  • Looks like they have scheduled five campus visits. So, if you haven't been contacted, seems like you are out (myself included) unless some are placeholders for those interviewed at ASA. Scroll down a little and there is a notice about talks on the left side - https://www.facebook.com/CSUFassa

College of William and Mary - Associate Professor, New Media Ecologies (American Studies Program) - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

The American Studies Program at the College of William and Mary seeks applications for an Associate Professor in New Media Ecologies—Critical Theory and Politics, beginning August 10, 2014. This position is a joint appointment in the American Studies Program and an appropriate department to be determined upon review of the applicants. Preferred candidates include senior-level scholars and teachers with an established record of excellence in contemporary digital media engaging American Studies in transnational contexts. Other desired areas of interest and specialization: digital activism; ecomedia; posthumanism; speculative realism (including object-oriented ontology, actor-network theory, distributive agency, and related critical perspectives); critical race studies; political economy; gender and sexuality studies; and/or postcolonial studies. Candidates must be prepared to teach and mentor graduate and undergraduate students in American Studies, and to teach introductory courses in American Studies on both levels. Ph.D. in hand, record of publications, and evidence of excellent teaching required.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit the following application materials online to https://jobs.wm.edu: letter of interest; CV; three or four letters of recommendation; statement of teaching philosophy and scholarly interests; and two short writing samples. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by us with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference. For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, November 15, 2013. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed. The College of William & Mary is a highly selective liberal arts college located in Virginia 45 miles east of Richmond and 150 miles southeast of Washington, DC. It is an equal opportunity employer and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. The College of William & Mary conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

H-NET

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview scheduled on 12/14 for mid-January.

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Colorado College - Race and Ethnic Studies Department, Open RankEdit

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany - American Studies Professor (W2) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Faculty of Philosophy and Philology, Department of English and Linguistics of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany, invites applications for the tenured position of an American Studies Professor (W2). Appointment as soon as possible.

This new position of American Studies will have a focus on cultural history. The appointed professor will cover the field of American Studies in both research and teaching, with a focus on political science and/or history. He/she has research interests in the area of Transnational Studies (e.g. Asia Pacific Studies, Atlantic History, Indigenous Studies). We expect the new professor to actively participate in the research centers on the humanities and social sciences at the University of Mainz. He/she is internationally connected and will participate in supervising existing exchange programs with North American universities. He/she will assist to develop and advance existing BA/MA programs and to represent Mainz American Studies in professional societies.

For the appointment the general and public service requirements as well as the conditions of employment pertain (see § 49 of the Hochschulgesetz Rheinland-Pfalz).

Candidates submit documents of PhD and research excellence as well as teaching experience.

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz particularly emphasize very good student – teacher rapport and expect the faculty’s active engagement on campus.

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to raise the number of women in professorial ranks. Therefore applications from female researchers are particularly welcome.

Disabled applicants with adequate qualification will be given preferential treatment.

Applications including the usual documents (CV; publications; teaching; third party funding; research proposal), both on paper and in electronic form (PDF), should be submitted no later than to

Dekan des Fachbereichs 05

- Philosophie und Philologie -

Herrn Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stephan Jolie

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

55099 Mainz, Germany

H-NET

Deadline: Closing Date - 11/22/2013

Acknowledgment received: x1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: 1 [posted 5/24]

NOTES:

Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor, English and American Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWSEdit

Department of English and Interdisciplinary Studies

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, joint-appointed, tenure-track Assistant Professor of English and American Studies, faculty position in the Departments of English and Interdisciplinary Studies, to begin August 1, 2014. Candidates should possess expertise in indigenous literature of the Americas in English. Responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship, and service. Interest in online teaching is desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with an interdisciplinary approach to their research and teaching. Ideal candidates will have a PhD in Native American Studies, American Studies, English, or a related field, or the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience. ABD will be considered.

Kennesaw State University is a growing and progressive university in Georgia’s public system of higher education. Located on an attractive campus in suburban Atlanta, KSU currently enrolls more than 24,000 traditional and nontraditional Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctoral students. The thriving Atlanta metropolitan area has a rich array of museums, theaters, libraries, colleges and universities, and other resources.

Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by December 1, 2013. Interviews at the MLA in Chicago, January 2014. Direct questions to Rebecca Hill, rhill54@kennesaw.edu

For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

LINK to Apply: https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/1106

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone heard anything about this position? [posted 1/3]

Middlebury College - TT Asst. Professor, American Studies - 19th c. Visual & Material Culture - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Program in American Studies seeks an Assistant Professor for a tenure-track position, beginning September 2014, in 19th-century Visual and Material Culture. Some particular areas of interest to the program include (but are not limited to) the emergence of advertising; the history of landscape and landscape design; material culture in the home; the visual construction of race, class, and gender distinctions in the late-19th century; the integration of digital teaching and scholarship with the study of the visual and material. The successful candidate will teach core courses in the American Studies program, courses in his/her area of specialization, and courses in relevant departments and programs. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.

All application materials must be received by November 15, 2013. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, official transcript and three letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak to teaching ability. More information at: http://apply.interfolio.com/22238

Middlebury Employment Opportunities

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:  Confirmation of delivery from Interfolio. Did anyone get any confirmation from the College?

  • Not me, but my experience is that when the school goes the interfolio route, the interfolio confirmation is usually all you get.

Request for additional materials: 11/22 x 3

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview request, 11/22 (request made via e-mail). x 3.  They intend to interview about 12 candidates via Skype for the 1st round.

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/9 (and in my note Midd said that they made a decision).

Campus interview scheduled: 12/17

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: offer made and accepted. [posted Feb. 12]

NOTES:

Congrats to the poster who noted the on-campus interview!

Penn State Harrisburg - Assistant or Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnic/Gender Studies - POSITION WITHDRAWNEdit

Penn State Harrisburg, School of Humanities, invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnic/Gender Studies. The American Studies program offers the BA, MA and PhD and has an active public outreach component. The successful candidate will have credentials in ethnicity, gender, race and sexuality. Teaching assignments may include graduate seminars in Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Culture, Problems in American Studies and American Studies Theory and Method, and undergraduate courses in Ethnic America, African-American Experience, Women in American Society, American Masculinities, American Themes and Eras, and Introduction to American Studies. Candidates should have college teaching experience, a promising research and publication agenda in American Studies, and a commitment to u

niversity service and outreach. Experience with graduate instruction and advising in an American Studies program is desirable. Ph.D. in American Studies preferred. Degree must be in hand by the appointment date. Please visit our website at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hum/amst.

The review of applications will begin on October 14, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, please submit a cover letter explaining experience and match with this position, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations), and a curriculum vitae to: American Studies Search Committee, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Guy, Director of Human Resources, Penn State Harrisburg, Box HNET-40338, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898 or via email at HBG-HR@LISTS.PSU.EDU. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2013

Acknowledgment received:

  • Affirmative Action Appplicant Data Form rec'd (snail mail): 10/17 (x2)

Request for additional materials: Received after phone interview (11/11) (x2)

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Phone interview scheduled 11/4 (x2) Invitation for phone interview 1/31

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 11/19 (x2) 2/18 (x1)

  • Out of curiosity, were you contacted via phone or email?  email
  • Any word yet on if they hired a candidate? 01/30. I'm guessing that they didn't since they are doing another round of phone interviews
  • Anyone know what happened with the first round? Departmental disfunction?
  • No dysfunction. Just careful about fit, especially with junior position in a doctoral-level program. More campus interviews in March.
  • They've gone through several people in this position over the last few years. For those in the second round of campus visits, were you from the first or second round of phone interviews?
    • Don't know where you are getting your information. Previous holder of position left after four years. Not a problem with position; moved with husband.
    • Second phone interview round 
  • Thanks for clarification. That's helpful to know!

Any news? Is this search still going on? (3-25)

  • I heard through a friend that the position was eliminated because of budget cuts.
  • I heard at a conference that they might be postponing? Not budget related but search related. Second hand hearsay, though.
  • Letter received saying "the decision was made to withdraw the position at this time" (4-11-14) x2

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Presbyterian College (SC) - TT Asst. Professor, Southern Studies (Dept. of English)Edit

San Francisco State University - TT Assistant Professor, Asian American StudiesEdit

Skidmore College - TT Prof. American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of American Studies at Skidmore College, a highly selective liberal arts college in Saratoga Springs, New York, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning September 2014. Strong commitment to interdisciplinary undergraduate education and teaching experience. Ph.D. in American Studies preferred.

Teaching load of five courses a year. Candidates with at least two of the following specializations are encouraged to apply: digital/media studies, gender studies, material culture, museum studies, race/ethnic studies. Ideally, applicants should be able to teach courses that cover a broad historical range. In keeping with Skidmore's strategic plan to enhance the diversity of our campus community, we particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented groups. Enthusiasm for teaching, mentoring, and advising a diverse population of students is essential.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applicant materials must be received by October 1st. The department will interview candidates at the American Studies Association meeting in Washington, D.C. in November 2013. 

To learn more about and apply for this position please visit us online at: https://careers.skidmore.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=55067

Deadline: October 1, 2013

Acknowledgment received: 2 (Is this confirmation of the receipt of the application from HR or from the dpt?) I have confirmation from HR after submitting the app.

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): 11/2 by phone x3 (for ASA conference interview)

Rejection (after preliminary interview): by email after ASA interview [posted 12/7]

Campus interview scheduled: see NOTES below.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

What are people submitting to this one? The application instructions seem to indicate a research/teaching statement at one point, and teaching philosophy/sample syllabi at another....

  • My suspicion is that "Sample Syllabi" is a standard category for that particular kind of HR submission portal and not something the committee specifically has in mind. I'd go with what's in the job ad, not the labels on the application.
  • I'm actually going to disagree: as someone who has been on the market for the past two years, the hybrid, super-deluxe research-teaching-syllabi-statement seems to be an increasingly popular genre. Plus, this is a liberal arts school where the teaching is taken VERY seriously. If you've got a good sample syllabus, use it. If not, don't sweat it, but IMO, don't EVER expect a job call to be rational or reasonable.

Will this be an inside hire?  There's a qualified VAP in the position right now.

  • I guess it is a possibility. Although, the current VAP doesn't seem to fulfill the focus on digital/media studies in the job call... Apply and see what happens.
  • the current VAP is also an alum on Skidmore
  • it looks the the current VAP is in the first of a three year gig.

Approximately 400 applications. 4 finalists selected for on-campus interviews. [posted 12/7]

Sonoma State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Lit./American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW Edit

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and American Literature/ American Studies with a specialization in American Hemispheric Studies, American Cultural Studies, Ethnic American Literature/s, or Critical Race Theory

The Hutchins School of Liberal Studies at Sonoma State University seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Literature and/or American Studies, effective August 2014. The successful candidate will be expected to teach 3 courses per semester, including a 12-unit lower-division cadre-run course, an upper division elective course and a cross-listed course on a literature topic, in addition to performing appropriate service to the larger university.

Sonoma State University is one of the 23 campuses of the California State University. Located in the Sonoma County wine country, 48 miles north of San Francisco, the University has an enrollment of approximately 8,000 students with 500 faculty. The Hutchins School of Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary school within Sonoma State University. A nationally recognized leader in the movement for reform in higher education, the Hutchins School has maintained its commitment to innovative, student-centered pedagogy and interdisciplinary inquiry. “Learning to learn,” small seminar classes, close cooperation and a feeling of community among students and faculty are highlights of this program.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in American literature or American Studies in hand by the time of appointment; evidence of research and teaching excellence; ability to develop a range of courses in American literature and/or American studies; ability to work collegially in collaboration with faculty across disciplines. Candidates for the position must have a broad interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary background, and a passion for teaching undergraduates. Candidates must have the capacity to facilitate seminars on topics outside their disciplinary training.

Desired Qualifications: Research and teaching expertise in contemporary American literature and/or American studies with a strong background in interdisciplinary approaches and specialization in one or more of the following areas: American Hemispheric studies; American cultural studies; ethnic American literature/s; critical race theory.

To be considered for this position, applicants must send a cover letter outlining research and teaching interests, teaching philosophy, and a description of how the applicant’s experiences fit the area(s) of expertise listed above; a current curriculum vitae; and three letters of recommendation.

Application deadline is November 1, 2013.

ASA Job Site

Deadline: Oct. 31  Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received: 10/30 (x2, 10/31; x1, 11/5)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x1 via post

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview scheduled, 11/25

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Did the acknowledgement come via email? Did anyone else not receive an acknowledgement? Submitted late Oct. 31; trying to decide if I should email the dept. --> I received acknowledgement plus request for demographic info a few days after applying. Wouldn't hurt to send an email to check in. (11/05) --> thanks for the reply! actually received it this afternoon. (OP)
  • They've got over 500 applications. Good luck to everyone. 
  • Is it safe to assume they're not doing ASA interviews? <--yes, evidently. Skype interview noted above (12/2)<--lol, yes, indeed, after ASA. :)
  • Does anyone know if they've moved on to campus interviews?  Thanks!

Stanford University (CA) - Assistant Director / Lecturer, Residential/Academic Initiative in the ArtsEdit

Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Stanford University’s Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (VPUE) seeks an Assistant Director/Lecturer for a new pilot program that integrates a year-long art theory, history, practice  focused curriculum including mini-residencies of guest artists, performances and related field trips for 45 freshmen in residence for the academic year 2014-2015. ITALIC (Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture) will combine arts analysis and history with hands-on opportunities for creative expression, incorporating lectures, discussions, and practice across a range of arts disciplines. The Assistant Director will serve as an instructor in the program as well as the lead administrator and academic coordinator among members of the 6-person teaching team.

Successful candidates will demonstrate evidence of distinction in relevant scholarship and research and will hold a M.F.A, M.A, DMA or Ph.D. in one of the arts , Humanities, related sciences or affiliated fields (e.g. Art History, Cultural Studies, Arts and Cognition, American Studies, Music, Dance Studies, Film Studies).

Special consideration will be given to scholars whose expertise includes a focus on global studies and diversity in relation to their arts and/or Humanities scholarship.

The position requires excellence in college-level teaching both in seminar and lecture formats; experience working with first-year students is a strong plus.  Candidates should also have at least three years of experience in program planning and implementation as well as two years administrative experience, preferably in a residential based academic liberal education setting.

Application deadline is May 16, 2014 with a target start date of August 1, 2014. 

To view the complete job description for this position and to assure that the hiring dept. has immediate access to your resume, you must apply online at http://apptrkr.com/461914

Enter Job # 62608 into the Keyword search box.

All offers of employment are made contingent upon the candidate being able to demonstrate eligibility to work in the US. Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity employer committed

Deadline: May 16

Acknowledgment received: 

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: Phone, Skype, etc.):

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Trinity College (CT) - TT Asst. Professor, American Studies - America in the World - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The American Studies Program at Trinity College will appoint an innovative scholar whose research and teaching locates American culture and events within an international dynamic. Candidates may work in any time period, but preference will be given to those whose work centers on visual and material culture or empire and colonization in a world-historical context. The successful candidate may primarily address the social, economic, cultural, or political dimensions of American engagement in world history, with attention to the relationships of both 'global' and 'national' developments, and will be able to contribute to departments and multidisciplinary programs, such as English, Environmental Science, History, International Studies, and/or Women, Gender, and Sexuality. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. Trinity College, an AA/EOE committed to achieving diversity among its faculty, encourages women and members of minority groups to apply.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, c.v., three letters of recommendation, transcripts, and a writing sample no later than November 12, 2013 to American Studies Search.

Deadline: Nov. 12

Acknowledgment received:  Automatic confirmation e-mail from application system x 1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

  • Assumed this job search long over given all the other information posted here.  But I just received an email rejection saying that they have identified 10 finalists from 352 applicants.  I had long assumed that I did not get it ... somewhat surprised by number of applicants... then again... should not be. (2/4/14) x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Request for Skype Interview (12/11) x2 Have emailed Search Committee twice as to status of application following Skype interview with no reply

Rejection (after preliminary interview)://

  • No response post Skype interview as to status of application. Saw on Dept website that job talks have been scheduled so clearly they decided to forego the courtesy of informing applicants if they didn't make the final round.

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Question--are unofficial transcripts, downloaded from my university's online student record system, acceptable? I'm assuming so since the online application system only accepts uploaded documents.

  • I figured the same thing and submitted unofficial ones with a note in my letter that I would be happy to provide official transcripts at their request.

Are anyone else's recommenders irritated about all the "ridiculous" details that they are apparently required to fill out to submit the online recommendation form? Mine are.   x2, nothing but trouble with their PeopleAdmin system.

Any news on this search?  Thought they would move quickly to a first round of interviews.

  • No news here
  • CONFUSED: Am I reading the above right that this job closed on Nov. 12th and they did interviews, campus visits, and have already had someone accept in less than a month from the closing of the job posting?  If so...congrats...but just checking to be sure.
  • No, you are not reading correctly. That is just the format for each job on this page. People are supposed to fill in dates whenever these events actually happen. As others have noted, none of these things seem to have occurred yet. Hope this clarifies things for you. [12/9]

University of California, Davis - Asst. Professor of American StudiesEdit

The American Studies Program at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for an innovative and interdisciplinary scholar at the Assistant Professor rank, with research expertise in disability studies and at least one (and preferably two) of the following fields: digital/ public humanities, nature/ landscape, popular culture, and gender/ sexuality studies. The appointee is expected to have strong research plan and teaching records and Ph.D. is required. We prefer scholars with a Ph.D. in American Studies. The successful candidate will have a strong research plan or demonstrate potential for research in interdisciplinary, and intersectional approaches to American Studies, and be able to teach undergraduate courses in disability studies, digital public humanities, gender/sexuality studies, popular culture and nature/culture. Ph.D. must be completed by the first day of courses (September 29, 2014). Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers. The appointees will complement the current faculty expertise in nature and culture, food and technology, popular culture and transnational American Studies.

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, one publication or professional paper and the contact information for three (3) references through the online application system found at:

https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00203

For full consideration applications should be completed by February 1, 2014.The position is open until filled.

H-NET

Deadline: Feb. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Did anyone apply to this? I applied and gave the Interfolio contact for my letters of rec and already had them requested by the university. Just wondering if this is standard or not since the request occured a couple weeks after I applied.

Hi, guys. I heard from a very reputable source (at Davis, in another dept) that this job is earmarked for a VAP. I'm still going to apply, but if you're on the fence about it, maybe don't bother? Just FYI.  Good luck to all. 

Hi folks. The description seems pretty transparently tailored to a visiting fellow. I was mid-application process and it only took a bit of research to notice. Stopped applying immediately.

Any news? Has the VAP been tapped for the job? (3/10)

University of Groningen - Assistant Professors in American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

Assistant Professors in American Studies (2,0 fte)

Vacancy number 213266-67

Organisation

The successful candidates will teach in the bachelor and master degree programs in the Department of American Studies and carry out research within the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG). Teaching and service will comprise 60% of the full time position, research 40%. The appointees will be employed in the teaching and research group American Culture and Cultural Theory or American Political Culture and Political Theory.

American Studies at the University of Groningen is the only department of its kind in the Netherlands to offer a fully self-contained, interdisciplinary bachelor's degree program (three years) and a specialized master's degree program (one year). Both programs are fully taught in English. The majority of students spend a semester at one of the thirteen US universities with which the program has long-established student-exchange relations.

The core curriculum in the BA program is organized around three interdisciplinary course tracks that span the three curricular years: The Americas, Theories of Culture and Rhetoric and Composition. The majority of the interdisciplinary course modules are team-taught by faculty that typically operate in at least two course tracks.

The department currently has a total enrollment of approximately 350 students. American Studies PhD students carry out their work within the Graduate School of Arts and Humanities. There are thirteen faculty members, most of whom have international degrees and extensive teaching experience. Both the BA and MA programs were awarded renewed accreditation with distinction for organization, coherence and academic content in the most recent national peer review (TAE). The aim of the program is to retain its strong international position and to strengthen its position in Europe and beyond by attracting more highly qualified international students to the MA. The department is currently working out plans for the introduction of a two-year international MA degree program in "Culture, Politics, Ethics" in collaboration with one or more partners in North America.

Research at ICOG is characterized by an interdisciplinary approach. It represents many periods and disciplines, ranging from (art)history and theory of literature to media studies and from performing arts to international relations.

Job description

  • teaching at bachelor and master level in one or more of the following areas: hemispheric American culture and history; intellectual history; political culture; constitutional history; cultural theory-preferably from a transatlantic or circumatlantic perspective
  • active participation in and contribution to the further development and teaching of the interdisciplinary American Studies curriculum
  • contribute to research in/from one or more of the composite fields, periods and perspectives in American Studies, including the development of grant proposals and the implementation of projects. Research time is in principle 40% of the full time position
  • perform organizational and service tasks in the American Studies program.

Qualifications

Required:

  • PhD in American Studies or related fields, including cultural history, intellectual history, political culture and cultural theory
  • demonstrated affinity with and teaching experience in interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies, preferably from a transatlantic or circumatlantic perspective
  • international, peer-reviewed publications in the afore mentioned fields
  • experience of teaching at college/university level in these fields
  • active research agenda in interdisciplinary topics within American Studies
  • participation in relevant international scholarly and other professional networks
  • fluent in English
  • adequate knowledge of Dutch or willingness to learn Dutch within two years.

Desired:

  • research and/or teaching experience in hemispheric or inter-American studies
  • experience in teaching academic writing
  • experience in academic administration and service.

Conditions of employment: The University of Groningen offers a monthly salary, depending on qualifications and work experience, with a minimum of 3,259 (scale 11 of the Dutch Universities) up to a maximum of 5,070 (scale 12) before taxes for a full-time job. Additionally we offer an 8% holiday allowance per annum, an end-of the-year bonus (8.3%) and participation in a pension scheme for employees.

This position is for a period of two years with the prospect of renewal for an indefinite period, subject to appraisal in the second year of appointment.

Starting date of appointment: as soon as possible, but no later than 1 September 2014.

The RUG is an equal opportunities employer. Because women are still underrepresented in a number of positions, they are particularly encouraged to apply.

Your application should include a cover letter, including comments on how this position relates to your experience and career goals, a curriculum vitae (including a list of publications), a brief outline of current research interests, self-reflective teaching profile, indicating your teaching experience and philosophy and the names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of three referees.

You may apply for this position before 6 January 2014 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university's website).

Acquisition is not appreciated.

Information

For information you can contact Prof. Wil Verhoeven, Chair of the Department (American Culture and Cultural Theory), phone +31 50 3635838, e-mail: w.m.verhoeven@rug.nl (please do not use for applications)

Prof. Mike Foley (American Political Culture and Political Theory), phone +31 50 3636064, e-mail: m.s.foley@rug.nl (please do not use for applications)

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 6 2014

Acknowledgment received: x1

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): x1 via email

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:  

Anyone know the status of the process??

  • - Rejection email came the other day. They had four candidates give public lectures in late February, acc. to the student group's Facebook page. I assume two of those four received offers, but regardless, if you've not heard by now... [posted 3/15]

University of Hull (UK) - Lecturer in American Arts (American Studies)Edit

Reference:  FA0071

Campus: Hull

Faculty/Area:  Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Department:  American Studies

Salary:  £31,644 to £36,661 per annum

Post Type:  Full Time

Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 May 2014

American Studies provision at the University of Hull offers the longest, continuous American Studies degree programme in the UK, celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2013/14.  We seek to enhance our multidisciplinary provision by making a new appointment for a lecturer in American Arts (which might pertain to such forms as painting, photography, sculpture, architecture, theatre, music, documentary film, etc.). Our most successful undergraduate degree programme is a four year Single Honours degree with a compulsory year in America, and we are currently planning a new MA in 21st Century American Studies. This post would complement our provision in literature, film and history, and the successful applicant will join a small, dedicated team in American Studies which has a track record of consistently high ratings in the National Student Survey. American Studies provision is currently situated in the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures. The School is interdisciplinary in its outlook and student focused, while also encouraging a collegiate research environment.  There is both teaching and research support within the University.

The successful candidate will join a thriving and expanding School with a broad interdisciplinary research portfolio. American Studies already encompasses a variety of research specialisms, including 20th century American cultural and film studies, war and its consequences, and the American intelligence community; while research interests within the School cut across traditional boundaries to include Gender, Sexuality and Society, Culture & Women's Studies, Film and Visual Cultures, and  Intercultural Communication.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic early career academic with an interest in both teaching and research. The successful scholar will have a PhD and an emerging track record of research publications and grants applications with an ability to lead in future research developments.

You can learn more about this position and apply online at http://www.hull.ac.uk/jobs

To discuss this role informally, please contact Professor Marina Mozzon-McPherson, T 01482 465837 Email m.mozzon-mcpherson@hull.ac.uk

https://jobs.hull.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=FA0071

Deadline: May 7

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Illinois, Chicago - TT Assistant Professor, Asian American Visual Cultures - CAMPUS INTERVIEW SCHEDULEDEdit

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Asian American Visual Cultures beginning Fall 2014. This hire is part of a multi-unit cluster initiative on “The Racialized Body” focusing on the ways that contemporary and historical notions of race, racial ideology, and racial politics are manifested in how “the body” is represented, inhabited, and regulated. For the position in Visual Culture, we seek scholars whose research examines how visual technologies and/or artifacts have been central to the production, consumption, and/or regulation of the Asian/American body in the context of nation-building, empire, and diaspora. We welcome candidates with interdisciplinary and comparative projects informed by Cultural Studies and/or Art History that focus on the body in or outside of the U.S. context. Areas of research may include any number of visual mediums, ritual/spectacle, or technologies of seeing, including film, television, photography, digital cultures, architecture, painting, sculpture, fashion, etc. Candidates who can teach core undergraduate courses in Asian American Studies will be most strongly considered.

The standard teaching load is 2/2. The primary appointment for this position will be in Asian American Studies, with a joint appointment possible in a range of departments, including English and Art History

Application includes cover letter, statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, and a 20-page writing sample.

Questions about the position can be directed to either Helen Jun junhelen@uic.edu or Cynthia Blair cmblair@uic.edu, co-chairs of the search committee. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. AA/EEO

Close Date: 12/11/2013

LINK to Job Announcement

Deadline: Dec. 11

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Letters requested (12/13), but not sure if this was an automated request from the online application system. anyone else? One of my letter writers received the same request (12/13). x2

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype 1/23, request for additional materials 1/23

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: (1/30)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Maryland - TT Asst. Professor of American Studies, African American and/or African Diaspora Cultural ProductionEdit

University of Massachusetts Boston - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies, Asian-American HistoryEdit

University of Michigan - TT Prof. Asian American and/or Pacific Islander Studies OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Michigan's Department of American Culture and its Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) program seek qualified applicants for a tenure-track appointment in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander studies at the rank of assistant or early associateprofessor. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2014.

Scholars with a demonstrated expertise in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander studies are encouraged to apply. We seek to increase our expertise in transnational migration, comparative/interethnic studies, indigeneity, social movements, religion, gender and sexuality, or cultural studies. We especially encourage applications from candidates who can teach courses on South Asian Americans and/or Muslim Americans. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is crucial. Ph.D. required prior to appointment.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to ac-position@umich.edu. Include: 1. Cover letter addressed to Chair, A/PIA Search Committee 2. Vita 3. Writing sample (no more than 25 pages) 4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience 5. Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards) 6. Statement of current and future research plans 7. Three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to ac-position@umich. edu directly from the signer's (or credentialing service's) institutional email address

Screening of applications will begin September 1, 2013, and will continue until an appointment is made. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Deadline: Sept. 1

Acknowledgment received: 1

Request for additional materials: 1 [posted Oct. 22]

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2013-2014

University of Minnesota - TT Asst. Prof. of American Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of American popular culture to begin fall semester 2014 (25 August 2014 ).

Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, consistent with collegiate and University policy. Salary is competitive.

The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise on the historical trajectories of American popular culture and mass media in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. We are particularly interested in scholarship that engages with issues of race, class, disability, gender and sexuality in the United States and that can place this work within transnational, indigenous, and/or global contexts.

Ph.D. in American Studies, or any related field such as Cultural Studies, History, the Humanities, Media, and the Social Sciences, is required by the start date of the appointment, as well as evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and productive, innovative scholarship. Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of one year of college or university teaching experience.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations. Duties/Responsibilities Faculty in the Department of American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active research program that includes publication, teach courses in area(s) of specialty as well as core American Studies curriculum, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in departmental, collegiate and University service.

For information on faculty workload principles and guidelines in the College of Liberal Arts, visit: http://www.cla.umn.edu/admin/curriculum/Workload.html. Program/Unit Description: The Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota is one of the oldest and most highly regarded Ph.D.-granting American Studies programs in the nation. The department comprises a diverse faculty of scholars who use many approaches to the study of the United States within a global context and work in a variety of fields, including popular culture, comparative racial formation, feminist studies, sexuality studies, transnational migration, and political economy. For further information, please visit the department website: http://americanstudies.umn.edu

Established in 1868 the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. Please visit the College of Liberal Arts website for further information: http://cla.umn.edu

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Application Instructions: Please apply online via the University of Minnesota's Employment System, at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=113690

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING" and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach required materials.

Candidates must submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a sample of scholarly work of no more than 40 pages through the University online system.

In addition to the materials submitted with the online application, three (3) confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted to amstdy@umn.edu, preferably through Interfolio. Please ask letter writers to include your last name in the subject line of the email.

No other materials will be accepted at this time. We will be unable to return application materials to a candidate.

Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

Priority will be given to complete applications received by 27 September 2013. The position will remain open until filled.

HERC

Deadline: Sept. 27

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview scheduled (10/25)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • [Campus Interview noted in header on 27 Nov.]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: January 2014

Offer accepted: February 2014

NOTES:

10/21/13 The link for applying no longer works -- does anyone know if they are still accepting applications, and if so, where/how? Thanks...

  • The position is no longer listed on the UMN employment listings page, so I am guessing that means the search is closed. Might be worth an email to the address above though.

University of Virginia - TT Asst. Professor of American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The University of Virginia’s American Studies Program invites applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track assistant professor of American Studies who studies ethnic communities in the United States. The position will be 50% in American Studies and 50% in a department; we especially seek scholars who are engaged with the disciplines of Anthropology, Sociology, or History. The successful candidate should be able to teach theory and methods courses in American Studies as well as in the department with which they hold a joint appointment, and will have an active research profile which might utilize ethnography or oral history. In addition to candidates who are studying particular ethnic communities, we are also interested in those who work on comparative ethnic and racial formations and/or diasporic and transnational cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Anticipated start date is August 25, 2014. For appointment at the assistant professor level, applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Candidates with ABD status may be considered for the position, with the title of acting assistant professor.

Candidates must apply through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu). Search on posting number 0612836 and electronically attach a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, a curriculum vitae, and a dissertation chapter or published article. Applicants should also submit the names of three references and ask them to send letters directly to: AmericanStudies@virginia.edu

Review of applications will begin on Oct 10, 2013 [NOTE: H-NET ad still states deadline of November 1, 2013]; however, the position will remain open until filled. We plan to hold preliminary interviews in November, by Skype or phone. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to June Webb at AmericanStudies.virginia.edu, (434.924.6608).

H-NET

Deadline: Oct. 10 [orig. stated as Nov. 1 - see "NOTES" below]

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • I did not get an interview, but did contact the department administrator who says that interviews have been scheduled. [posted 12/11]
  • Skype interview [posted 12/11]

Rejection (after preliminary interview): has anyone heard anything? [1/22]

Campus interview scheduled: campus in [posted 2/2]

Rejection (after campus interview):

  • any news?

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Anyone know any inside info on this one? 

-Updated posting with revised deadline (Oct 1st), though the job site still lists Nov 1... <--do you mean Oct. 10? Link? [Yes, Oct 10th]

-- Can you tell us where this new deadline is posted? I can seem to find it anywhere (not on the job site, not on the H-Net ad). Also: I called the department and the administrator said that the deadline is still the first (of November). There was mention of a "glitch" that was causing a bit of confusion.

-I received the job posting with the Oct 10th deadline over H-Amstdy:

From: Patrick Cox <ptcox@camden.rutgers.edu> Date: 9 October 2013 10:31
Subject: JOB: American Studies at the University of Virginia
To: H-AMSTDY@h-net.msu.edu

From: Alec Hickmott <afh6e@virginia.edu>
Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 9:27 AM

The University of Virginia’s American Studies Program invites applications
for a jointly appointed tenure-track assistant professor of American
Studies who studies ethnic communities in the United States.  The position
will be 50% in American Studies and 50% in a department; we especially seek
scholars who are engaged with the disciplines of Anthropology, Sociology,
or History.  The successful candidate should be able to teach theory and
methods courses in American Studies as well as in the department with which
they hold a joint appointment, and will have an active research profile
which might utilize ethnography or oral history.  In addition to candidates
who are studying particular ethnic communities, we are also interested in
those who work on comparative ethnic and racial formations and/or diasporic
and transnational cultures.  The successful candidate will demonstrate
excellence in scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate
education. Anticipated start date is August 25, 2014. For appointment at
the assistant professor level, applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of
appointment. Candidates with ABD status may be considered for the position,
with the title of acting assistant professor.

Candidates must apply through Jobs@UVa
(https://jobs.virginia.edu<https://cms.mail.virginia.edu/SRedirect/jobs.virginia.edu>).
Search on posting number [Insert number here] and electronically attach a
cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, a
curriculum vitae, and a dissertation chapter or published article.
Applicants should also submit the names of three references and ask them
to send letters directly to: [insert email address here]

Review of applications will begin on October 10, 2013; however, the
position will remain open until filled. We plan to hold preliminary
interviews in November, by Skype or phone. Questions regarding the
application process should be directed to June Webb ( jep6p@eservices.virginia.edu434.924.6608).

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires
prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia welcomes applications from women, minorities,
veterans, and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally
diverse environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment
opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with
state and federal laws.

  • Anyone hearing anything?

University of Wisconsin-Platteville - TT Asst. Professor, Ethnic American StudiesEdit

Washington State University - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies Edit

Western Kentucky University - TT Asst. Professor (Honors College), Citizenship and Democracy - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

Tenure track assistant professor in Interdisciplinary Honors College

The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for teaching the Honors Citizen and Self course – a key component of the College’s developing interdisciplinary core curriculum, with additional opportunities to teach in the faculty member’s specific area of expertise.

The Citizen and Self course concentrates on building theoretical knowledge and practical skills for effective, engaged citizenship in a democracy. Course format includes interactive team teaching in large class meetings, as well as working closely with students in small seminars and in their research teams.

The successful candidate will join two existing members of the Citizen and Self teaching team.

To apply, candidates should provide a cover letter describing qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, and three professional letters of recommendation that specifically address the qualifications above. In the case of recent Ph.D.s or ABDs, one of the recommenders should be the candidate’s dissertation advisor. The above material should be sent to: Clay Motley, Search Committee Chair,
 The Honors College, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #31082, Bowling Green, KY 42101-1082. Email inquiries may be sent to the following email address: honors@wku.edu

Review begins: 9 Dec. 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

H-NET

Deadline: Dec. 9

Acknowledgment received: 12/12.  122 applicants for this position.  Phone interviews will come in Jan.

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Request for a skype interview 1/31 x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Anyone apply and not receive an acknowledgement on 12/12? Yes, no acknowledgement here.
  • Everyone should have received an acknowledgement.
  • And yet I have an interfolio receipt confirming my application materials were mailed in mid-November and I've received no acknowledgement.
  • You should probably check with the dept. that they actually got your app. There are some disturbing reports on the The venting page of Interfolio delveries being blocked by some university firewalls. Perhaps that's what happened in this case? It would be a good idea to follow-up directly with them. [12/14]  x 1 (Acknowledgements have been emailed to all applicants, so contact the department or check your spam folder if you haven't received anything, just to make sure the application has been received.)

Also posted at North American History 2013-14

Western Washington University (Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies and the American Cultural Studies Program) - TT Asst. Professor, Queer StudiesEdit

Williams College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, Native American Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWSEdit

The Program in American Studies at Williams College invites applications for a new position in Native American Studies. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or in a related discipline. Specialists in pre-1900 subject areas are especially welcome. The successful candidate will teach courses in American Studies and Native American Studies. The position is full-time, tenure-track, beginning Fall 2014.

Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a vita, a statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference by November 1, 2013. All applications should be submitted through Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/22301.

Deadline: Nov. 1

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): phone interview scheduled 12/6 x2

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Visiting Positions / Limited Term Appointments / Postdocs Edit

American University (DC) - Term Faculty in American Studies (1 yr. appt.)Edit

The American Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, one-year term position teaching beginning Fall 2014. As primary fields of research, we welcome transnational and/or American popular culture in a historical perspective. The applicant should be able to teach courses that have a focus on topics such as science fiction, body politics, social media and the role of the US in the world. The candidate will supervise the senior projects of our students (internships and theses). Applicants should hold a PhD or be ADB for the degree by August 2014.  The teaching obligation will be three courses in each Fall and Spring semesters.

Send a letter of application, C.V., a teaching philosophy, and three letters of reference to: Search Committee, American Studies Program, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016-8045.  Send electronic submissions to vester@american.edu (electronic submissions strongly encouraged).  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Chronicle (posted May 23, 2014)

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Barnard College - VAP in American Studies (3 yr. Appt) - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

Three-Year Visiting Assistant Professor, American Studies 

The Program in American Studies at Barnard College invites applications for a 3-year Visiting Assistant Professorship beginning Fall 2014. Applicants should have PhD in hand, a commitment to teaching excellence, and a specialization in some combination of the following fields: race and ethnicity, gender history, critical theory, media and visual culture, and/or the history of American social activism. Teaching responsibilities include an American Studies junior colloquium, a yearlong senior thesis seminar, and three additional courses designed in consultation with the Program director.

Review of applications will begin May 2, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample (no more than 20 pages) and contact information for three academic references. All materials should be emailed as pdf files to Kathryn McLean, the program’s Administrative Assistant, at kmclean@barnard.edu.

Barnard College is an independent liberal arts college for women affiliated with Columbia University in New York City. Barnard is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and from individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

https://apply.interfolio.com/24833

MLA JIL 04/25/14

Deadline: review begins May 2

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: 5/7 (x3)

Rejection (no interview): over 300 applicants (5/16)

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): 5/20 (skype)

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Has anybody been contacted for an interview? (5/14)

  • No, only additional materials requested by 5/18 (5/15)
  • Thanks to the above poster--good luck! (5/15)

Colby College, American Studies/Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Faculty Fellow - OFFER MADEEdit

Faculty Fellow, American Studies and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Colby College invites applications for a one-year replacement position for the 2014-2015 academic year. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the programs in American Studies and Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. The position carries a four-course load to include an introduction to Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, a junior level core course in feminist theory, a junior level core course in American Studies, and an elective in the candidate’s area of specialization. Candidate should have Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2014. Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and statement of teaching philosophy and research interests to: am-wgss-fellow@colby.edu. Review of applications will begin on 10/15/13. Interviews will be conducted at the American Studies Association meeting in Washington D.C. and by Skype. Colby College is committed to equality and diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of our college. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, or age in employment or in our educational programs. For more information about the College, please visit our website: http://www.colby.edu

Deadline: Oct. 15, 2013 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received: Received EEO survey day after I emailed my application (10/7 x2)

Request for additional materials:

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Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Request for Skype/ASA interview (11/6 x6)

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  • 1st Round Campus Interviews Selected [posted 12/5]

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Harvard University - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global American StudiesEdit

Indiana University - Bloomington - VAP, American Studies / Latino StudiesEdit

The Department of American Studies and the Latino Studies Program at Indiana University, Bloomington, seek to jointly hire a Visiting Assistant Professor for a one year appointment with the possibility of renewal for one additional year. The candidate’s work should speak to the interdisciplinary traditions of both fields.  We are particularly interested in scholars working in critical ethnic studies.  The anticipated starting date will be August 1, 2014. Please send an e-copy of your letter of application, c.v., and three letters of reference to Carol Glaze (cglaze@indiana.edu); hard copies may be mailed to Carol Glaze, Department of American Studies, 1020 East Kirkwood Avenue, Ballantine Hall 544, Bloomington, 47405-7103.  Review of applications will start May 30, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.  Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment. Indiana University is an Equal-Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Deadline: review begins May 30

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Indiana University - Bloomington - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) Postdoctoral Fellowship Edit

Miami University of Ohio - VAP in American StudiesEdit

To teach introductory undergraduate courses in transnational American Studies. Require: PhD in American Studies or related cognate field required by time of appointment to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor; ABD required for appointment as instructor. Desire: We particularly welcome applicants with an interest in environmental studies, food, or health; demonstrated teaching experience will be valued highly. Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to http://www.miamiujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=53603. Letters of recommendation can be sent directly to shaffems@miamioh.edu. Screening of applications begins May 19, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

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Deadline: review begins May 19

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Washington University in St. Louis, American Culture Studies - Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Family and Intimate Relations - SKYPE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

Washington University in St. Louis - John C. Danforth Postdoctoral Research Associate in Religion and Politics - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Wesleyan University - Mellon Postdoc in Native American StudiesEdit

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14Edit

Miscellaneous Professional PositionsEdit

Institute for Health & Socio-Economic Policy - Educator and Research Analyst PositionsEdit

The Institute for Health & Socio-Economic Policy, the research arm of National Nurses United (NNU), AFL-CIO, seeks experienced Educators and Research Analysts. NNU, the nation’s largest nurses’ union and professional association, leads the Registered Nurse movement to transform the market-driven healthcare industry in the United States into a health care system driven by patient needs. NNU has negotiated the best Registered Nurse collective bargaining contracts in the nation and provided critical leadership in the AFL-CIO’s decision to endorse a single-payer healthcare system based on “updating and expanding Medicare benefits” for all Americans.

Educator

After appropriate orientation, the Educator will design and teach one day courses on health care restructuring, issues impacting nursing practice, and basic principles of political economy for Registered Nurses. Additionally, the Educator may design and teach semester length courses for the National Nurses United joint online certificate program in Global Women’s Health Leadership at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

This is not a traditional labor educator position.

The ideal Educator Candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • At least one advanced degree, doctorate highly desirable
  • Ability and willingness to travel
  • Excellent qualitative social research skills
  • Experience in working closely with others as part of a successful team.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Familiarity in teaching successful intensive workshops
  • Ability to teach complex material in a way that is accessible to a broad audience
  • Experience teaching complex global issues of political economy


Highly desirable attributes include familiarity with the epistemological problematic inherent in computerized expert systems and the impact on worker control, workplace power and skill, labor process studies, complex organizational analysis, the philosophy of science generally, and the social aspects of technological design and implementation.

Research Analyst

Research areas include the political economy of healthcare restructuring and the clinical and technological impacts of healthcare restructuring on both patients and the Registered Nurses who provide their care.

The ideal Researcher Candidate will have the following qualities:

  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • At least one advanced degree
  • Strong quantitative ability highly desirable
  • Experience in power structure research
  • Familiarity with corporate research and/or corporate campaigns
  • Strategic research skills
  • An understanding of market concentration and complex organizational issues
  • Background in evaluating and reviewing corporate statements


The positions are based in the San Francisco Bay area and offer an excellent salary and benefits package that includes a pension and full family medical and dental coverage, including coverage for domestic partners.

Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and writing sample in PDF or Word format and complete the online application form.

Educator applicants may submit an optional outline of a one day educational workshop and/or a one to three page description of the best training session, class or workshop you have conducted and the audience you were reaching. Please click APPLY button.

Please no phone calls.

NNU is committed to Equal Opportunity, and considering applicants of all ages, races, sexual orientations, national origins, ethnicities, and religions. We urge people of color and women, researchers and educators of all backgrounds, to apply.

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