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Page for Academic Positions in American Studies that begin in 2015.

Last Year's Page: American Studies 2014

NEW PAGE for 2016 jobs: American Studies 2016

See also: Ethnic Studies 2014-2015 and Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015

Adjacent field pages: History 2014-15 and English Literature 2014-2015

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Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Field (Full-Time Lecturers - Non-TT)Edit

Barrett, the Honors College at 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 with competitive salaries and generous benefits; most are on three-year renewable and rolling appointments. The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in 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 their high school class. 

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 2015; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population.

Deadline: Jan. 12

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California State University-Fresno (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Literature, emphasis in Chican@ and/or African American Lit. - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Position: The Department of English in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University, Fresno seeks applicants for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in American Literature with an emphasis in Chican@ and/or African American Literature. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate students, conduct scholarly and applied research, and engage in service-related activities. Primary teaching responsibilities will be in American literature, core courses for the major, General Education courses, as well as regular topics courses in area(s) of specialty.

Overview: We believe that the best English classrooms are communities in which teachers and students work together to analyze, construct, and apply meaning. Class size is typically under 25. First-year writing courses are taught by our graduate students. Faculty members have ample opportunity to design courses in response to changes in the field, student interests, and their own scholarly leanings. Our faculty is comprised of scholars of literature, rhetoric, and composition, as well as creative writers. It includes winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the American Book Award, and several Fulbright scholars. The English Department is home to The Normal School literary magazine and three other literary journals. It also has an active Sigma Tau Delta chapter. Students and faculty alike have a strong sense of community relationship, manifested in their organizing of the Central Valley-wide Young Writers Conference for over thirty years, and in their serving as base for the Chicano Writers and Artists Association (CWAA). In 2007, the department also hosted the national MELUS conference. Every year the English department organizes the Undergraduate Conference on Multiethnic Literatures of the Americas (UCMLA), a successful local conference with potential for growth. Now in its sixth year, UCMLA has foregrounded multiethnic literatures, provided a platform for presentation of undergraduate scholarship in the field, gathered graduate students and faculty together in event planning, and brought to campus such writers and critics as Cherrie Moraga, Roxane Gay, Samiya Bashir, and Jorge Huerta among others as keynote speakers.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in American Literature, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or other closely-related disciplines from an accredited institution (or equivalent) is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/13/2015).

Required Experience: 1)Successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level; 2) Clear research agenda, and 3) Ability to demonstrate commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: 1) Additional teaching and/or research expertise in 19th-century and early American Literature; 2) Experience with conference planning, and 3) Interest in connecting research to California's Central Valley community.

APPLY: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) list of three professional references. Short-listed candidates will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation prior to their phone/video interviews, which will be held in early December. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts prior to campus visits. For inquiries, contact: Dr. Samina Najmi, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; Department of English; College of Arts and Humanities; 5245 N. Backer Avenue, MS PB 98; Fresno, CA 93740-8001; Phone: 559.278.2553; E-mail: snajmi@csufresno.edu

http://jobs.fresnostate.edu

Deadline: Review begins Nov. 1

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Christopher Newport University (VA) - TT Asst. Professor, American StudiesEdit

The Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Studies, effective August 17, 2015. Applicants must be committed to undergraduate education and demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research with undergraduates. The successful candidate will have a research focus and expertise in the American constitutional tradition, with preference given to candidates whose research focuses on the origins of America and/or American constitutionalism, comparative constitutionalism, or contemporary constitutional issues. The successful candidate must be academically qualified and prepared to teach in the American Studies core, which includes AMST 100, the foundations of America; AMST 200, the evolution of the American experiment, and AMST 300, a course that focuses on Americas role in the world. Specifically, the successful candidate must be able to teach AMST 120 Encounters with the Constitution. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become a fellow in CNUs Center for American Studies, an interdisciplinary center that promotes teaching and scholarship on Americas founding principles and history, economic foundations, and national security. The nominal teaching load for tenure track appointments is 3-3. The Ph.D. in American Studies or a closely related field is required for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. In some cases, exceptionally well-qualified candidates may be considered for appointment at a higher rank and ABD candidates who will not hold the Ph.D. by the time of appointment may be considered for appointment at the rank of Instructor. Phi Beta Kappa membership is highly desirable.

CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University is seeking to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2014 freshman class of 1,225 students was selected from nearly 8,000 admission applications, and presented high school GPA and SAT score middle 50% ranges of 3.5-4.0 and 1080-1230, respectively. Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus, located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, integrate the Universitys liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library, home to the most comprehensive maritime research collections in the world; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world.

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

To apply, please send a letter of application, current curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), syllabi and other evidence of teaching style and effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to:

Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment

American Studies Faculty Search

Search #8508

Christopher Newport University

1 Avenue of the Arts

Newport News, VA 23606-3072

Or mlmoody@cnu.edu

Review of applications will begin on October 22, 2014.

Applications received after October 22, 2014, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 22

Acknowledgment received:

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

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  • Did anyone on here apply for this? Or has there just been no movement at all? (2/10)

Creighton University (USA: NE) - TT Asst. Professor, Digital HumanitiesEdit

The Digital Humanities Initiative at Creighton University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in Digital Humanities to begin August 2015.

Candidates should have a portfolio that demonstrates their ability to apply digital tools and methodologies to humanities research. Preferred areas of digital expertise include, but are not limited to, geographic information systems, textual analysis, data visualization, and network analysis.

This position will be hired as part of Creighton's Digital Humanities Initiative and will be housed within the Department of History. Area of specialization within the humanities is open; all scholars with an active research agenda in digital humanities will be considered, regardless of their disciplinary field.

We especially encourage applications from scholars with a cross-disciplinary focus, such as environmental and sustainability studies, American studies, and public history and museum studies, that will complement existing college priorities and strengths.

Teaching load of nine hours per semester includes courses for the core curriculum as well as upper-division courses in Digital Humanities and one's own discipline.

Applications should include a cover letter, a current CV, and three letters of recommendation. Cover letter and CV must be submitted electronically at https://careers.creighton.edu. Letters of recommendation should be sent to Dr. Eileen Dugan, Chair of the Digital Humanities Search, at history@creighton.edu (please write "Digital Humanities Search" in the subject line).

Deadline: Review of applications will begin 1 December 2014.

Acknowledgment received:

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North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NC) - Full-Time Instructors in Humanities (incl. American Studies) [3 Positions]Edit

Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in a field of the humanities. Ability to teach an interdisciplinary American Studies course is required, as is experience in teaching writing as a tool and extension of thought, a means by which students integrate and articulate what they have learned. Expertise in teaching Comparative Literature, Global History, Cultural Studies, International Relations, and/or Economics—in both face-to-face and online classrooms—is a plus. Teaching experience with advanced students preferred. Preparation for teaching an ethnically diverse student population as demonstrated by training and experience; experience in use of educational technology; commitment to curriculum design and willingness to participate in residential school programs including social, recreational, and advisory responsibilities at times other than usual school hours; willingness to do some evening instruction.

Description of Work: Founded in 1980, NCSSM is a state-supported residential and online high school for students who have demonstrated exceptional talent or interest in science, mathematics, and technology. Since the School's inception, the humanities have been an integral part of an NCSSM education. NCSSM's Program in the Humanities includes university-level interdisciplinary courses as well as a variety of sophisticated electives. The center of our program is an American Studies course, the core experience for all juniors. American Studies doubles as the base of the NCSSM Writing Program, which emphasizes writing in context. The Department of Humanities features a content-rich curriculum that is designed to foster critical thinking and writing-as-reasoning.

These are full-time, ten-month appointments in the Department of Humanities, with full benefits through the State of North Carolina. Humanities Faculty are responsible for developing and teaching innovative and engaging humanities curricula, with a focus on interdisciplinary studies, in NCSSMs residential and/or highly interactive online and video-conferencing programs. These positions report to the Dean of Humanities and are responsible for providing instruction for American Studies, other interdisciplinary cultural studies courses, and humanities electives. Faculty should plan on playing an enthusiastic role in ongoing, collegial conversations about ideas, goals, pedagogical methods, and authentic assessment, within a collaborative teaching and learning environment.

General Duties Include: Develop and communicate to students clear course objectives and goals; plan and develop an instructional program that helps students assimilate specific course content and skills; hold tutorial sessions as outlined by the department; regularly monitor and evaluate students' progress, providing them with resources and feedback on their performance; structure and manage an environment conducive to learning; model for students responsibility to self and others; follow the School's philosophy, policies, and procedures; serve as academic advisor to a small group of students (beginning in the second year of employment); serve as a Mini-Term sponsor; attend departmental, faculty, and staff meetings; serve on departmental, faculty, and school-based standing committees; write recommendations for as many as 15 students each year, as requested; participate in professional development and personal intellectual growth activities. Participate in one or more of the following activities: provide information, service, and expertise to other schools and organizations; assist students on special projects, independent and individual study, and seminar-based studies; participate in the admissions process by recruiting, selecting, and advising prospective students; participate in NCSSM alumni activities; provide assistance for school-sponsored programs and extracurricular activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: NCSSM is committed to an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the humanities. Applicants should have a wide-ranging knowledge of literature and its cultural and historical contexts, a passion for teaching and learning, and a love of ideas, combined with a willingness to act as a mentor and guide for students—both in the classroom and in extracurricular activities. These qualities are more important than any particular set of credentials. Applicants should have an interest in online teaching as well as team-teaching. Applicants should have a proven record of excellence and the ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with all members of the NCSSM community. Applicants should be dedicated to continual growth, both as teachers and learners. Since NCSSM is both a residential and online high school, faculty and staff are expected to participate in the intellectual, cultural, emotional, and social growth of students—responsibilities that transcend a traditional high school or college teaching schedule. Applicants should thus have the commitment, energy, and stamina to participate actively in the multi-dimensional life of the NCSSM community.

How to Apply: Submit an electronic application via: http://www.oshr.nc.gov/ Please create an account, search for the Instructor of Humanities vacancies, and complete/submit an application. NCSSM is an Equal Opportunity/eVerify/ VEVRAA Employer.

Chronicle

Deadline: April 10, 2015

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Request for Interviews

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Pennsylvania State University Harrisburg (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies & Gender Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Humanities is accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies. The program offers the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees and certificates in folklore and ethnography, and heritage and museum practice. The Program seeks candidates with teaching-research areas in Gender Studies and American Studies that complement the program’s existing strengths of folk and popular culture, interdisciplinary history and politics, heritage and museum studies, ethnography and society, and regional and environmental studies. Teaching assignments may include graduate seminars in Gender and Culture, Problems in American Studies, and American Studies Theory and Method, and undergraduate courses in Women and the American Experience, American Masculinities, American Themes and Eras, and Introduction to American Studies. Additional fields of interest include race and ethnicity, sexuality, childhood and aging, consumer-business studies, and family-community studies. Candidates should have college teaching experience, a promising research and publication agenda in American Studies, and a commitment to university service and public outreach. Instruction and advising experience in graduate American Studies programs desirable. Ph.D. in American Studies preferred; degree must be in hand by the time of application review. For additional information about the American Studies program, please visit our web page at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hum/amst.

Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for four references to http://psu.jobs. Supplemental materials, including reference letters, transcripts, syllabi, teaching philosophy, etc. should be mailed to: ATTN: Assistant Professor of American Studies and Gender Studies Search Committee # 52073, Penn State Harrisburg, School of Humanities, W351 Olmsted Building, Middletown, PA 17057.

H-NET

Deadline: Oct. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): early December. Phone interview? Skype interview? How were you notified? Email notification for 1/2 hour interview by phone.[posted 11/12] (x2 11/12)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:4/9/15

NOTES:

  • NOTE: similar search was run last year but withdrawn. See American Studies 2014
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015
  • Anyone know what happened with this search last year? (9/5)
  • I completed a phone interview (in the spring round of interviews) and then received a letter stating that they would not be filling the job at this time. Not sure if they didn't find anyone they liked or if they lost funding. (09/11) I was told that it was funding issues (9/14). I heard it was "fit" issues. (9/18) Ugh. Job searches are the worst (9/19) Yes!!! (9/19) More the fit of the candidates with the position. The job announcement was revised for 2014-15 search.
  • How important do you think the PhD in American Studies is (i.e. do Gender Studies PhDs carry the same weight?) (9/19) Very important. Degree in American Studies is "preferred" and the position demands expertise in American Studies theory and method and subject areas.
  • Any word? (11/7) I haven't heard anything. At this point in the last search they had already arranged phone interviews. (11/7) Phone interviews scheduled for early December. [posted 11/12]
  • Any word after phone interviews? (12/18)
  • Email sent out stating that process is continuing after the break. [posted 1/4]
  • Any movement? Is it delayed still? (1/17) Conducting more phone interviews through the end of January. [posted 1/20] what is the deal with them? They did the same thing last year and then didn't hire anyone. Why do they have such a hard time finding someone? They are hardly alone among public doctoral-level institutions in having protracted, and sometimes uncompleted searches. This in fact is more the norm now with high standards for experience and pressures of achieving diversity.
  • Campus Visits planned for February-March
  • Has there been any movement on this? (04/06)
  • Offer accepted 4/9/15

Purdue University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies - Latino/a Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The American Studies Program at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of American Studies with a focus on Latino/a Studies. The position will start August 15, 2015. We seek candidates whose scholarship takes an innovative, creative, and interdisciplinary approach to Latino/a Studies. We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague who demonstrates the desire and ability to establish interdisciplinary teaching, research, and/or community engagement partnerships with faculty within the College of Liberal Arts and across the broader university, as well as with community partners. Candidates should exhibit expertise in Latino/a Studies, with a demonstrated ability to contribute to at least one of the following program core areas: activism, resistance, and social movements; comparative race and ethnicity; design and material culture; gender, sexuality, and queer; new media and popular culture; science, technology, and environment; and transnational America.

The appointment requires a Ph.D. in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Latino/a Studies, or a cognate program in the social sciences or humanities. The American Studies Program expects faculty members to participate in program activities, supervise and serve on thesis and dissertation committees, and teach courses supporting the graduate and undergraduate programs. The teaching load is 2-2. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in Latino/a Studies and American Studies, in addition to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization.

To apply, submit a letter of application including a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and three (3) letters of reference to Brandi Plantenga (bplante@purdue.edu). Direct position inquiries to Rayvon Fouché (rfouche@purdue.edu).

If electronic submission is not possible, please send application documents to: Rayvon Fouché, Director American Studies Purdue University, G10 Heavilon Hall, 500 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

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  • [Campus Visit noted in header on 12/2]

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San Jose State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

San José State University

San José, California

ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY. Subject to Budgetary Approval

American Studies

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23024

Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track

Qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies, Cultural Studies, Religious Studies, or related area;Focus (training and research): Cultural analysis of immigrant or indigenous peoples in the United States, such as through lenses of transnationalism and globalization; Demonstrated experience with or knowledge of K-12 education; Demonstrated publication record related to position focus;University or college teaching experience required; Commitment to undergraduate education; Demonstrated cross-cultural experience and/or training; and Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population, such as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experiences.

Responsibilities: Teach Humanities department courses, especially for majors in Liberal Studies (teacher preparation) and Humanities (e.g., Liberal Arts, American Studies, and Religious Studies), including general education courses; Develop new courses and/or interdisciplinary curricula related to the position's focus and departmental needs; Service to the department, college and university, such as recruitment, advising, and committee work; Fundraising/grant application activities; and Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation - through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 18, 2015

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Application

Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 1, 2014 at http://apply.interfolio.com/25822

Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Chris Jochim, Chair, Department of Humanities, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0092

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence

Deadline: December 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: Had a campus visit 2/19.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

  • [Second-Hand: this position has been filled for Fall 2015]

NOTES:

  • Any word? Had a preliminary interview in November, but no word since<-- What they held interviews in Nov before the Dec due date?<-- Just exploratory interviews to get some face time with applicant, not true first-round interviews in my assessment. 
  • Is this search still going on? (x2)
  • Wrote Dr. Joachim with an update to my file and was informed they are currently in the process of notifying finalists and I was out.  So I guess if you haven't heard anything no dice? (2/6)

Sewanee: The University of the South (TN) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The American Studies Program and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Sewanee: The University of the South invite applications for an equally shared joint tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, starting Fall 2015.

We seek a scholar working at the intersection of questions of race and gender in the U.S.

We are particularly interested in candidates whose work focuses on contemporary social issues, broadly defined. In addition to offering courses in her or his area of expertise, the successful candidate will contribute to the programs’ required courses, including a theory and method course.

American Studies is a well-established program that graduates 8-10 majors each year. Women’s and Gender Studies is a growing program that has offered a minor for 15 years and is in the process of establishing a major. Tenure-track faculty members teach five courses each academic year.

The University of the South comprises a highly-regarded College of Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. It is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau within driving distance of Nashville and Chattanooga.

The University of the South is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse campus environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity educational institution and welcome all qualified applicants without regard to their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation.

In addition to offering courses in her or his area of expertise, the successful candidate will contribute to the programs’ required courses, including a theory and method course. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

Submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three confidential letters of recommendation by November 15, 2014 to http://www2.sewanee.edu/printservices/faculty_hiring

AcademicCareersOnline

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype Interview on 1/7

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus Interview Scheduled

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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SUNY College at Old Westbury (NY) - TT Asst. Professor of American Studies - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The College at Old Westbury invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective Fall 2015.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand, or have an anticipated completion date of August 1, 2015 or sooner, in the area of American Studies or a related field, with a focus on the study of race and ethnicity and/or the U.S. in a global context. Candidates specializing in contemporary immigration, transnational American Studies and/or comparative race and ethnicity are particularly encouraged to apply. A focus on questions of community-based activism, social justice and/or human equality preferred. Candidates with experience in the digital humanities and/or media studies are also preferred. Experience teaching an ethnically diverse, working student body preferred.

Principal responsibilities include teaching Contemporary U.S. Society and the American Studies seminar as well as other American Studies courses, including survey courses, upper division courses, senior capping courses and college General Education courses. Professional responsibilities include consistently good teaching, scholarly activities (publications, conference papers, grant writing, etc.), student advisement, and college and departmental service.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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: Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, summary of teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference by January 12, 2015 via electronic submission (ONLY) to: hrsearch@oldwestbury.edu, Subject: AS-HE. Please indicate your name on all application materials. If sending multiple files as attachments, please label all files with your last and first name, (e.g., letter of application - Smith, John; CV - Smith, John; references - Smith, John)

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Jan. 12

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Received request for phone interview (2/28)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any bites?
  • Not a word as of 2/9/15; expect something in the next week or two.
  • Any word as of 2/25?
Nothing here (2/26)x5

Trinity College (CT) - TT Asst. Professor of American Studies (Public Humanities) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The American Studies Program at Trinity College will appoint an innovative scholar of Public Humanities whose research and teaching presents a rigorous interdisciplinary approach to American society and culture. We are interested in approaches that engage contemporary settings through visual culture or ethnographic methods. The successful candidate will primarily address notions of community and the public, and may contribute to departments and multidisciplinary programs, such as Urban Studies, Anthropology, Environmental Science, Studio Arts, Women, Gender, and Sexuality, History, and/or English. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor that begins in the 2015-2016 academic year. Teaching load is 2/2 for the first two years (and 3/2 thereafter) with a one-semester leave every fourth year.

Trinity College, located in Hartford, Connecticut, is a coeducational independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with approximately 2,200 undergraduate students and 200 faculty members. Candidates should have a strong commitment to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context, and a well-articulated plan for sustained research. An AA/EOE, the college is committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States. Please submit a letter of application (including statement of research and teaching interests), CV, transcripts, a writing sample or access to a digital exhibition/portfolio, and at least three letters of reference at the following link: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/. All application materials are due by November 14, 2014. The Program’s web page may be accessed at: http://www.trincoll.edu/Academics/MajorsAndMinors/American/Pages/default.aspx

Ph.D. in relevant field in hand by August 2015.

https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/581

Deadline: Nov. 14

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Received email invitation to interview via Skype. x3

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Recieved email stating I am 1 of 3 finalists invited to campus.

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 2/19/15

Offer accepted: 2/27/15

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University of Alabama - TT Asst. Professor of pre-1865 American Studies - Native American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of American Studies at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in pre-1865 with a specialization in Native American Studies. We welcome scholars with training in interdisciplinary fields as well as in social science or humanities and fine arts disciplines. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate (MA) American Studies courses. ABD considered for interview if degree is completed by start date. PhD is required.

To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a transcript of graduate work, and a writing sample. Three letters of recommendation may be either submitted online or mailed directly to Search Committee, American Studies Department, University of Alabama, ten Hoor Hall 101, Box 870214, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0214.

Formal review of applications will begin November 17, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. 

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Deadline: Nov. 17

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview scheduled 11/21, 11/22

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interview (12/16)

Rejection (after campus interview): Any news here? Is this search dead?

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any updates? Has an offer been made? 2/11

University of California, Davis (CA) - Asst. Professor, Transnational American Studies - JOB TALK STAGEEdit

The American Studies Program at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for an Assistant Professor position, with interdisciplinary research expertise in transnational American studies.  We expect applicants to link the United States to other parts of the world through analyses of the histories and contemporary legacies of empire and nationalism, especially through critical studies of settler colonialism, geographies of migration, and/or border studies.  The appointee will have a strong research plan and demonstrate exceptional promise as a scholar and teacher.  A PhD in American Studies or a related interdisciplinary field must be completed by the first day of courses in September 2015.  The successful candidate will be able to teach large and small undergraduate classes in the American Studies core curriculum, create new classes in areas of expertise, and contribute graduate seminars and other forms of service to the PhD granting Graduate Group in Cultural Studies.

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and the contact information for four (4) references through the online application system found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00363

For full consideration applications should be completed by 6 October 2014. The position will be open until filled.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

H-NET

Deadline: 6 October 2014

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...):  [see NOTES]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • anyone heard anything? (10/20)
  • Not a word. Does anyone know if they plan to interview at ASA?
  • word on the street is that they've requested letters from references. not sure exactly what this means, but i doubt that interviews are happening this weekend. 
  • No word here (11/6). Anyone else? Nothing here.
  • I contacted them and heard back from an administrator 11/19 who just said "Applications are currently under review by the committee."  (11/20)
  • Contacted to set up Skype interview (11/24)
  • Have they scheduled job talks? (12/17) x 3 Yes, they have. (12/19) <-- Has anyone else heard about scheduling job talks? Haven't heard anything since Skype and don't know whether or not I should give up. Thanks. (12/23)

University of Kansas (KS) - TT Assistant Professor - American Studies - Migration Studies or Latina/o Studies - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Kansas American Studies Department invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in American Studies.

We are interested in candidates whose work emphasizes Migration, with substantive expertise in Latina/o Studies.

The secondary areas of specialization are open and may include: gender, the family, and migration; comparative and historical migration; diasporas; human trafficking; migration in the Americas; public policy and law; and the ethical and moral dimensions of migration.

A complete on-line application includes the following materials: cover letter that includes research interests and teaching approach; curriculum vitae; writing sample of no more than 50 pages; course syllabi; and the names, e-mail, and contact information for three references.

  • Initial review of applications begins November 26, 2014 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. For a complete announcement and to apply on-line, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/1917BR

Deadline: Nov. 26

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Recommenders were asked to submit letters on 12/3/14

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): (phone interview scheduled 12/16) x2

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: 

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Has anyone heard back after phone interviews? (3/2/15)

University of Michigan (MI) - American Culture and Women’s Studies - Arab and Muslim American Studies (Open Rank) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The University of Michigan’s Departments of American Culture and Women’s Studies seek qualified applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured appointment in Arab and Muslim American studies. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests using feminist approaches to Arab and Muslim American studies (such as frameworks of race, gender, religion and sexuality) will be considered. The search will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S. Scholars with a demonstrated expertise in the broader field of Arab and/or Muslim American studies are also encouraged to apply.

This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2015. Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree prior to appointment in any relevant field in the humanities or the social sciences. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to ac-position@umich.edu.

Both junior and senior applicants should provide:

  • Cover letter addressed to Chair, Arab/Muslim American and Women’s Studies Search Committee
  • Vitae
  • Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
  • Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
  • Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards)
  • Statement of current and future research plans

In addition, junior candidates should provide 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. Senior candidates should provide names of suggested reviewers.

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 7, 2014.

Deadline: Oct. 7

Acknowledgment received: Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):rejection letters sent

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • Campus Interviews Scheduled for November/December [posted 11/06]
  • Campus Interviews Completed, Departments Weighing Decision [12/16]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: 1/20/2015

Offer accepted:2/13/15

  • Two offers made: one on 12/19/14 and the other above on 1/20. The offer that was accepted was the earlier one.

NOTES:

Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015 and North American History 2014-15

University of Michigan (MI) - American Culture and Residential College -- Digital Studies and Social Justice (T-T Assistant Professor) - Offer AcceptedEdit

DIGITAL STUDIES. The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture and the Residential College seek qualified applicants for a jointly-appointed tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Digital Studies and Social Justice. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2015.

We seek candidates whose work explores how the everyday practices of digital cultures reflect, reproduce, or create inequalities, whether of class, race, gender, sexuality, ethnic identity, or ability. Applicants’ research and teaching interests should center on digital technologies – i.e., social media, virtual worlds, gaming and/or mobile media – and the critical analysis of inequality in relation to these technologies. Teaching and research will encompass the social impact of new technologies as well as representations of marginalized populations on digital platforms. Candidates may also take up the challenges and opportunities for social activism offered by digital environments. Scholars who bring a background in race, ethnic, gender, disability, and/or LGBTQ studies are encouraged to apply, as are those engaged in visual culture studies, digital storytelling, or digital production.

Michigan’s Department of American Culture has launched a major initiative to develop pioneering digital studies curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Michigan’s Residential College is a four year undergraduate living-learning community with on-site theater facilities, photo labs, music performance spaces, and art studios, and a pedagogical philosophy that emphasizes participatory education and community engagement. The successful candidate will enhance the Department of American Culture and the Residential College’s joint effort to develop new approaches to digital studies research and innovative teaching. Evidence of excellence and inventiveness in both teaching and research is therefore crucial. Ph.D. required prior to appointment.

Candidates should submit application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to rcpositions@umich.edu. Include:

  1. Cover letter addressed to: Chair, Digital Studies and Social Justice Search Committee
  2. Vitae
  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 rcpositions@umich.edu directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.
  8. Questions regarding the position can be sent to rcpositions@umich.edu as well.

Deadline for submission of applications is October 1, 2014. 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: Oct. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • Video interview, mid-October. 

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • Campus visits scheduled for November/December.
  • Campus Interviews Complete, Departments Deliberating on Decision (12/16)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted: Offer Accepted March 3, 2015

NOTES:

University of Texas - Austin (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies  - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in fall 2015.

The desired areas of specialization include Digital Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Literature, Music, and/or Queer Studies.

In addition to a commitment to teaching at the highest level and a clearly defined research agenda, the successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in American Studies or related field prior to appointment.

Please submit a CV; cover letter with description of teaching and research interests; evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations); writing sample (preferably no more than 25 pages); and three letters of recommendation directly from signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/26784.

  • The deadline for submission of applications is November 15, 2014.

H-NET

Deadline: Nov. 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: dissertation and other publications requested, 12/18 (x2), 01/02, 1/05

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: [see NOTES]

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • Also posted at American Open 2015, Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015 and Ethnic Studies 2014-2015
  • Anyone else receive a request for additional materials? (12/22) <--- No, and I wonder why addt'l materials were requested from above poster 2 days after deadline-- that's super fast. <--- sorry, previous poster here, slip of the keyboard. That was 12/18.
  • Just noticed this application now says "incomplete" on interfolio. Did this happen for everyone, regardless? I'm assuming so, but just checking. <--- Happened to me, too. (x2)
  • I emailed Stephanie Kaufman about this last week, and she said it was an Interfolio glitch that does not require any action on our part. She'll email directly with any materials requests.
  • Have the already scheduled interviews?
  • My understanding is that they're actually skipping the interview process, that from the pool of people whose additional materials they requested they'll be making decisions about campus visits, and that notifications should go out around the end of January.
  • Campus interviews scheduled: 1/28 (four of them).

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (TX) - Mexican American Studies Director Open Rank (Associate or Full Professor - Tenured) Edit

The College of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor with administrative experience to serve as Director of the Mexican American Studies Program at the University of Texas - Río Grande Valley (UTRGV) beginning fall 2015. The MAS Program offers a B.A., Graduate Certificate, and Masters of Art in Interdisciplinary Studies. The Mexican American Studies Program seeks a Professor with a notable record of research and/or creative activities in Chican@ and/or Latin@ Studies, quality teaching, community engagement, and a strong record of academic administration to direct the program which is housed in the Center for Mexican American Studies. Mexican American Studies (MAS) is poised to play a fundamental role in fulfilling the bicultural mission of UTRGV.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited university in Chican@ Studies, Latin@ Studies, American Studies or another related field in which the applicant’s expertise is interdisciplinary and falls within the area(s) of Chican@/Latin@ Studies. Candidates must meet the institutional requirements for tenure to be considered for the position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: Candidate should have experience working with Chican@/Latin@ communities and have a strong record of scholarship in Chican@, Latin@, or Ethnic Studies.

Preferred Qualifications: Possess bilingual and biliterate skills as appropriate for the goals of UTRGV. Required Documents: 1) Curriculum Vitae 2) List of 3 References 3)Letter of Interest

For questions regarding the position contact the Chair of the search committee; Stephanie Alvarez smalvarezm@utpa.edu

To view a full job description and to apply for this position, go to https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/3770

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:

NOTES:

Wellesley College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Studies (spec. Comparative Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration) -- SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Wellesley College seeks to make a tenure-track hire in American Studies with specialization in the comparative study of race, ethnicity, and immigration, preferably at the beginning assistant professor level. We seek candidates with a strong background in Chicano/a and/or Latino/a Studies, ideally with the ability to teach in another sub-field of ethnic studies. We welcome applicants trained in interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies, or in fields such as sociology, anthropology, or history. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in comparative ethnic studies and American Studies, in addition to courses in the candidate's areas of specialization. Curriculum- and program-building will be important aspects of this position, which begins in fall 2015.

Please submit only in electronic form the following: a letter of application, a c.v., a graduate school transcript, The names/email addresses of three references are requested. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.), a brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a writing sample to https://career.wellesley.edu. Applications must be received by November 1, 2014. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our on line application system, please email us at working@wellesley.edu.

Deadline: Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype [posted 12/16]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Visiting Positions / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

Dickinson College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies + American Studies (1 yr. renewable)Edit

One-year position (with possible renewal up to three years) as Visiting Assistant Professor at Dickinson College in Women’s and Gender Studies. The candidate should have the Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies or another substantial qualification in the field. The ability to teach core courses in Women’s and Gender Studies as well as at all levels of the curriculum is essential. The candidate should also be able to teach topics or cross-listed courses in American Studies. Teaching experience required. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Area of specialization: open.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. The Women’s and Gender Studies Department’s interdisciplinary curriculum pushes students to develop a rich and complex understanding of the range of gendered experiences, underscoring differences based on class, race, culture, ethnic origin, religion, age and sexual identity http://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/46/women_s_and_gender_studies.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation. Evidence of teaching effectiveness will be required of finalists.

  • Application deadline is February 15, 2015.

Deadline: Feb 15

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (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:

Ramapo College of New Jersey (NJ) - Assistant Professor of American Studies (1 yr. Appt.) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

TEMPORARY – 1 YEAR – RENEWABLE DEPENDING UPON COLLEGE’S PROGRAMMATIC NEEDS

Ramapo College of New Jersey seeks a candidate whose teaching and research focus on U.S. cultural history before 1900. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to American Studies and upper-level courses in his/her area of expertise, and will be required to contribute to the college’s general education program and to at least one other major program in the Salameno School of Humanities and Global Studies (History, International Studies, Literature, Political Science, and Spanish Language Studies).

Preference will be given to applicants whose work significantly draws from the study of race and ethnicity, and/or gender and sexuality studies. Preference will be given to applications received by December 1, 2014.

All candidates must have or expect to receive by September 1, 2015 a Ph.D. in American Studies or a related field and be committed to teaching that is expressly interdisciplinary.

All applications must be completed online at: http://www.ramapojobs.com. Hard copies of resumes and/or applications will not be accepted. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To request accommodations, call (201) 684-7231.

RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NEW JERSEY

505 Ramapo Valley Road

Mahwah, NJ 07430

"New Jersey's Public Liberal Arts College”

Ramapo College is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC), a national alliance of leading liberal arts colleges in the public sector.

H-NET

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype ...):  request for Skype interview (received via email on 12/19)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES: Job ad was reposted to Higheredjobs.com on 2/19. Did the first search fail? 

Scripps College (CA) - VAP in American Studies (Comparative Ethnic Studies)Edit

SCRIPPS COLLEGE CLAREMONT, CA 91711 VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN AMERICAN STUDIES ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016

Scripps College, a women's liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a full-time, one-year position, with the possibility of renewal, at the assistant professor level in American Studies with an emphasis on Comparative Ethnic Studies for the 2015-16 academic year. The teaching load is five courses for the year, including core courses for the American Studies major and courses in the area of the candidate's interest and expertise. Advising of senior theses is likely. Candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong theoretical foundation in issues of race and historical processes of racialization are particularly encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in American Studies or a related discipline preferred; ABD will be considered. Evidence of teaching experience and teaching excellence required. Scripps is also seeking to fill a position as lecturer in American Studies for the spring 2015 semester. Applicants are invited to apply for both positions. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College's goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo: letter of application, CV, two letters of recommendation, and teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and evidence of teaching experience and excellence). For matters other than the submission of material, contact Julia Liss, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, at julia.liss@scrippscollege.edu. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: review begins Nov. 1

Acknowledgment received:

Request for Additional Materials:

Rejection Letter (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of California, Davis (CA) - Mellon Visiting Assistant Professorship in Comparative Border StudiesEdit

The UC Davis Graduate Group in Cultural Studies is pleased to announce a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship for 2015-2017 in Comparative Border Studies supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Applicants should be specialists in research on one or more border zones, such as: US-Mexico, Israel-Palestine, Afghanistan-Pakistan, North- South Korea, East-West Germany, North Africa-Europe, etc. We are interested in promoting comparative and transnational research so these perspectives are preferred, but not required. The specific field is open, but interdisciplinary orientation in humanities and qualitative social sciences is preferred.

Our new three-year Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies focuses on the making, unmaking, crossing, and fortification of borders—national, regional, colonial--and aims to rethink notions of border crossing as well as containment within different regional studies contexts as a result of transregional, comparative dialogue. The initiative is organized around three major themes: 1) human rights, citizenship and racialized belonging; 2) mobility, militarization and containment; 3) protest cultures and transnational solidarities. Research interest in one or more of these areas is preferred. We will consider junior scholars including recent PhDs and ABDs (the degree must be completed by July 1, 2015).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will participate in the activities of the Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies. Duties include teaching three courses per year, and serving as co-organizer of colloquia and other events involving faculty and graduate students. The appointment will be housed in an appropriate department or program in the humanities or (qualitative) social sciences, in accordance with the background of the successful applicant (fields may include Asian American studies, Chicana/o studies, History, English, Spanish, Middle East studies, South Asian studies, German, Native American studies, American studies, Anthropology, among others).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, plus health benefits, research funding, and relocation funds.

  • To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three (3) references (we do NOT accept letters via Interfolio) through the online application form found at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00476. For full consideration applications must be received by February 6, 2015. The position is open until filled.

Deadline: Feb 6

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

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