Fandom

Academic Jobs Wiki

American Studies 2016

1,164pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Page for Academic Positions in American Studies that begin in 2016.

Last Year's Page: American Studies 2015

NEW PAGE for 2017 jobs: American Studies 2017

See also: Ethnic Studies 2015-2016 and Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2015-2016

Adjacent field pages: History 2015-16 and English Literature 2015-2016

American Studies Association Employment and Fellowships page

Recent Activity on American Studies 2016 WikiEdit

Loading RSS data...

Subscribe to RSS feed for this page: http://academicjobs.wikia.com/wiki/American_Studies_2016?feed=rss&action=history

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions in American StudiesEdit

American University of Beirut
 (Lebanon) - Edward Said Chair of American StudiesEdit

The Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is searching for the 2016-2017 Edward Said Chair of American Studies to begin September 1, 2016. CASAR is an interdisciplinary research and academic center that offers an undergraduate minor and a new MA in Transnational American Studies. CASAR hosts visiting lecturers and organizes an international, bi-annual conference. CASAR has a generous endowment from the Alwaleed Foundation and has a mission to increase understanding of America in the Arab world.

The Said Chair should have a distinguished scholarly reputation in American Studies and its related fields. Preferred qualifications include: a demonstrated engagement with the discipline of American Studies, a distinguished research profile in transnational American Studies, an interest in the scholarly intersections of American and Middle East Studies. Degree field is open. The Said Chair should be appointed at the rank of full professor. Outstanding candidates at the rank of advanced associate professor will be considered. For the right candidate, the University is willing to consider a permanent appointment.

The Said Chair will teach undergraduate and graduate courses at CASAR and contribute to the intellectual life of the research center.

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest and CV, and provide the names and e-addresses of three references to: Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to one of the following: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut c/o New York Office, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303, USA.

Or

Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon.

Electronic submissions are highly encouraged and may be sent to as_dean@aub.edu.lb

For best consideration, please submit materials by December 1, 2015.

For more information on this position, please visit http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/pages/academic-employment.aspx

The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 15 2015

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:

American University of Beirut
 (Lebanon) - Assistant Professor of American Studies - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) at the American University of Beirut is seeking to appoint an Americanist from any social science discipline or humanities discipline, starting September 1, 2016 at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are particularly interested in a scholar whose research and interests engage the fields of transnational American Studies and can contribute to the Center’s MA program in Transnational American Studies, in addition to an existing minor program in American Studies. We hope to attract a candidate who can teach “Introduction to American Studies” at the undergraduate level and courses related to transnational American Studies at the graduate level.

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

Interested applicants should send a letter of application and a CV, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to one of the following: Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut c/o New York Office, 3 Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10017-2303, USA.

Or

Patrick McGreevy, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, American University of Beirut, P.O. Box 11-0236, Riad El-Solh, Beirut 1107 2020, Lebanon.

Electronic submissions may be sent to: as_dean@aub.edu.lb For best consideration, review of applications will begin on November 15, 2015. For more information please visit our website at http://www.aub.edu.lb/fas/ The American University of Beirut is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 15 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials: Email 12/11

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:

Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Field/Open Rank (Renewable/Non TT)Edit

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits.

The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions 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.

Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. 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 teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; 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 and seek a diverse candidate pool.

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) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/hon-171-human-event/. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu.

Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.

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:

California State University, Long Beach (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

College of Liberal Arts

American Studies Program

Tenure-Track Position Opening

RECRUITMENT NUMBER: 2295

POSITION: Assistant Professor of American Studies

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 17, 2016 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in American Studies or related field at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2016.

Evidence of, or clear potential for, effective teaching at the undergraduate level.

Demonstrated potential for successful research, scholarly and creative activities.

Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Trained in American Studies with a demonstrated knowledge of the American Studies tradition, including its relationship to social movements inside and outside the academy.

Demonstrated understanding of and ability to teach American Studies research paradigms.

Expertise in research and teaching in American Studies areas such as analysis and celebrations of regionalism and the laboring of American culture; the study of myths, images and symbols; cultural studies critiques; postcolonial, poststructural and queer theories; and frames grounded in transnational, indigeneity, disability and critical race studies.

Ongoing or potential research projects that can foster student involvement.

Demonstrated potential for successful course and program development including grant writing.

Demonstrated ability to develop the American Studies program and to form cross-disciplinary and community partnerships.

DUTIES: Teach undergraduate courses, including the Introduction to American Studies, the Senior Seminar in American Studies, and other American Studies courses in a specialty area. Maintain a research agenda leading to publication that supports the curriculum and research agenda.

Collaborate with program faculty to develop the American Studies curriculum, including the creation of new lower-division (100- and 200-levels) and theory/method courses.

Participate in regional and national American Studies organizations.

Participate in service to the department, college, university, and community.

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION: A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced). A statement about your knowledge and practice of interdisciplinary American Studies approaches and methods in your research and teaching (approximately one page, single-spaced). Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications. CV (including current email address). Three current letters of recommendation. Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree. Evidence of teaching excellence, as shown by course syllabi, assignments, and student evaluations. Writing sample, preferably a maximum of 25 pages. Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted), and an official transcript. Because of the nature of this position, the University requires that the successful candidate complete a background check (including a criminal records check) prior to assuming this position.

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Dr. Brett Mizelle, Program Director
California State University, Long Beach
American Studies Program
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840-1601
562-985-4424 or brett.mizelle@csulb.edu

Applicants may also apply electronically through: Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin November 2, 2015. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled).

INDEED.com; see also CSU Careers

Deadline: Nov. 2 2015

Acknowledgment received: Received equal opportunity survey in email 11-13; Received acknowledgement of application noting that another email will come next week to confirm receipt of all materials or request further documentation 12-4 (x5)

  • Did anyone ever get that second follow up email? 
  • Never got a follow up for the second email either.
  • Nothing here :(. Assuming they've moved on?
  • Nothing here either. I am hoping they haven't gotten to to it yet (finals rush and all), because it seems odd to send out a note saying you will and then not follow up.
  • Any news on this? Saw on ethnic studies wiki they just scheduled interviews for the Chicana/o position.
  • Just received an email thanking me for my interest and that no further documentation from me was required. I can't tell if this is a rejection or not. (12/23)x4
  • Based on the language of the earlier email, I think "we need no further documentation" is merely a confirmation that your application is complete. I doubt they're even making a request for additional materials since the initial application required submission of basically everything. 
  • Any news on this one? (1/12)
  • It helps to call -- spoke with Cris Hernandez and the whole process has been significantly delayed.  We wont hear anything until February if we make the short list and March if we are rejected (once the hire has been made).  Hopefully, we don't all accept other jobs by then :^)
  • They seem to have decided to keep this post open and look at more applicants. I've applied - I didn't in the fall - and am waiting to hear about Skype interviews. Has anyone else heard anything? (feb 10) 
  • As of 23 February I was told "we are still still reviewing applications" and "the search is ongoing." Not much help, I'm afraid. But I thought I'd post it so other people know.
  • I was interviewed and told they invited campus visits last week. This one is done. (2/26)
  • 8 July. It took them until 8 July to let people know there had been a hire. Having been both an applicant and a person on hiring committees I think we should all feel lucky we didn't get this job. It was, by far, the least professional search I've ever dealt with - both in the US, in the UK, and in Europe. Just insane. Wow.

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype 1/29 x2

  • Has anyone been contacted since Skype interviews?

Rejection (after preliminary interview): 2/19

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Colby College (ME) - Associate or Full Professor of American Literature (Department Chair)Edit

The Department of English invites applications for an associate or full professor of American Literature who will serve as department chair, beginning July 1, 2016. Particular curricular needs include nineteenth and twentieth-century American poetry; transnational and interdisciplinary approaches welcome. Demonstrable administrative experience is crucial; a strong record of teaching and scholarship is required. The department offers both English and English-Creative Writing majors; the department chair works closely with the Director of Creative Writing and the Colby Writing Program.

Colby is a highly selective liberal arts college (with approximately 1850 students), recognized for excellence in undergraduate education and for close student-faculty interaction. Our faculty and students have the opportunity to work with significant resources in American art and literature with the Colby College Museum of Art and Colby Library Special Collections and benefit from interdisciplinary collaborations within the Center for the Arts and Humanities. The College has a generous sabbatical policy and offers funds for research and professional travel.

To express interest, please send a cover letter/statement of interest, curriculum vitae, separate statements detailing teaching philosophy and research interests, and names and contact information for three references as .pdf attachments to Professor Laurie E. Osborne at AmericanistChairSearch@colby.edu.

Review of applications will begin in late October 2015 and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the Department of English, contact the current department chair, Professor Laurie E. Osborne at leosborn@colby.edu.

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights.

For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu.

Deadline: open until filled

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:

Colorado College (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - Southwest Studies - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track position in our interdisciplinary Southwest Studies Program, to begin in fall 2016. We seek a broadly-trained humanist with expertise in the Greater Southwest (American Southwest and/or Northern Mexico), who is enthusiastic about working in a liberal arts college setting and taking advantage of the experiential learning opportunities offered by Colorado College’s Block Plan.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to and potential for excellence in innovative undergraduate teaching and scholarly research. The Colorado College Block Plan is an intensive academic schedule in which professors teach and students take only one course at a time for 3.5 weeks. The Block Plan lends itself to field and project-based teaching, and support for field trips and community-based learning projects is available. Normal teaching load is six blocks a year, including a block for senior capstone project supervision. The ideal candidate will teach a variety of courses for the program, including a first-year experience course in Southwest Studies, participating in junior research seminar, offering courses in their areas of specialization, and advising senior capstone projects for Southwest Studies majors. Southwest Studies Program faculty are affiliated with the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, which supports academic and outreach programs, as well as faculty scholarship, concerning the Southwest.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of the Colorado College community. Candidates who contribute to that goal, including women and minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply, and encouraged to identify relevant strengths or experiences.

As an equal opportunity employer, Colorado College welcomes applications from members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and activities or employment practices.

Preferred Qualifications: We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: community-based teaching and learning, museum studies, Indigenous theory and methodology, expressive culture, critical media studies, and/or field-based research approaches with undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

Job Open Date: 05/20/2015

Job Close Date: 10/02/2015

Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three references by October 2, 2015. Phone interviews will take place in late October 2015, with campus interviews to follow.

https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/2073

Deadline: Oct. 2 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Phone interview request 10/24

Rejection (after preliminary interview): Reject note upon query stipulating finalists had been invited for campus visits 11/4

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The American Studies Program at Hobart and William Smith Colleges invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in global/transnational American Studies beginning Fall 2016. The successful candidate will offer introductory, methods, and capstone courses, as well as courses in her or his area of expertise.

Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in American Studies or a comparable interdisciplinary field in hand or expected by June 2016, college-level experience teaching, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity.

Preferred Qualifications: Research areas are open, but expertise in empire/borders/migrations, science and technology studies, and/or indigenous/Native American studies is desirable. Preference will be given to those whose teaching experience includes core American Studies courses.

American Studies is one of the oldest interdisciplinary programs at HWS; it offers a major or a minor, and crosslists broadly with other departments and programs. The teaching load is five courses.

Applicants are encouraged to submit all materials through Interfolio, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, a writing sample, and three letters of reference. Applications are due by September 1, 2015 October 15 2015. Materials may be submitted online at http://www.hws.edu/offices/hr/employment/fac_2016_American_Studies_TT.aspx

Questions regarding the search should be directed to Joseph Mink, Chair, American Studies Search, mink@hws.edu. Questions regarding Interfolio should be directed to Peggy Ferran, ferran@hws.edu.

Chronicle

Deadline: Sept. 1 2015 [It seems like the date is now Oct. 15? - yes, Oct. 15 is stated on Interfolio Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/30440]

Acknowledgment received: Received 9/1; received 10/14 <--How did you receive your acknowledgement?  I submitted on 10/12, and have received nothing except the automated email from Interfolio that my application was complete (x2)

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • Received email invitation on 10/8 for "informal" meeting/preliminary interview at ASA on 10/10. (x3)
  • Just out of curiousity what does an "informal" meeting/preliminary meeting mean? Is it something different than a traditional conference interview or are they just trying to make it sound less intimidating?
  • Members of the HWS AMS faculty met with people who submitted application sprior to the Oct. 15th deadline but the invitation to the meetings clearly indicated that the ability to attend ASA would not impact the decision process. I believe the committee is currently reviewing applications and hopes to be in touch about the first round of official interviews (either phone or skype) in the next week or so. 
  • Received email on 11/6 to set up skype interview on 11/11 - 11/13.
  • Has anyone heard anything after ASA/SKYPE interviews? (12/3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

  • campus visits scheduled Jan 25 - Feb 5

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies (Asian American Lit. and Studies)Edit

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track of English and Interdisciplinary Studies faculty position in the Department of English, which begins August, 2016. Candidates must be able to teach Asian American literary studies and a variety of courses that may include: Religious studies, Postcolonial studies, Asian studies, American studies on a 3-3 semester load. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service is expected of all faculty members in KSUs College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

An earned Ph.D. in English, American studies, Asian American studies, or a related field, or the foreign equivalent is required, and a record of research or indication of publication potential is essential. It would also be beneficial if an applicant has a familiarity with and experience with working with diverse students.

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the countrys most dynamic cities. As Georgias third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.

Review of applications will start immediately. All applications must be received by 01/15/2016.

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

Chronicle

Deadline: Jan. 15

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:

Miami University of Ohio (OH) - Asst. Professor - American Studies and Media Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Assistant Professor with a focus on "consumer culture" to teach introductory courses in American Studies and Media Studies, in addition to advanced undergraduate courses in consumer culture and/or the candidate's areas of specialization

Require: Ph.D. in American Studies, Media Studies or a closely cognate field at time of appointment to begin at assistant professor level; degree must be completed by December 31, 2016 for re-appointment to second year.

We welcome applicants whose interests intersect with the study of consumer culture from any number of angles, including (but not limited to) advertising, the culture of capitalism, digital media, popular culture, public relations, globalization, and visual culture

Submit letter of interest and cv to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=1560. Three letters of recommendation should be sent directly to either committee co-chair: Marguerite Shaffer (shaffems@miamioh.edu) or Ron Becker (beckerrp@miamioh.edu). Direct inquiries to committee co-chairs.

Screening of applications begins October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 1 2015 (review begins)

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 11/17

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interview stage [posted 10/30]

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Michigan State University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Humanities, Culture, and WritingEdit

Job Summary: James Madison College, a residential college of public affairs at Michigan State University, invites applications for a tenure-system position in its Humanities, Culture, and Writing (HCW) program. With an enrollment limited to 1200 students, James Madison College (JMC) provides an ideal environment for a teacher-scholar who both plans to maintain an active scholarly agenda and is primarily devoted to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The latter is the primary criterion for tenure at the college. In addition to its mission of excellence in undergraduate teaching, JMC is noted for its rigorous academic standards and attention to the analytical, writing and speaking skills of its students. JMC also has close working relationships with MSU's area studies centers and its many international teaching and research centers. The faculty currently teaching in the HCW program hold Ph.D.s in English, history, American studies, and government. They offer a variety of first year seminars that incorporate readings from the humanities and social sciences to explore topics of broad relevance to public affairs. Recent topics include: "Literature and Cultural Memory: Slavery, the Holocaust, and AIDS"; "Borderlands, Displacement, and Diasporas"; and "America in the 1930s: Responding to Crisis." The teaching load is 2-2/3-2 in a semester system, meaning that faculty alternate between a 2-2 and a 3-2 annual load. This load includes one upper-level course in one of the college's four majors: Comparative Cultures and Politics; International Relations; Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy; Social Relations and Policy. The remaining courses will be first-year seminars, which enroll a maximum of 20 students each. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 1

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:

Any news here? (12/17)

I've heard nothing. (12/28)x3

Did anyone get an interview for this position? (3/23)

Pace University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor, Department of Women's and Gender StudiesEdit

The Department of Women's & Gender Studies within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences of Pace University invites applications for an anticipated faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track) to begin September 2016. The position is located at the University's New York City campus in lower Manhattan. While the successful candidate will be officially appointed to the Department of Women's & Gender Studies, s/he will be expected to teach courses in both WGS and Political Science.

Ideally, applicants should have had graduate training in both WGS and Political Science, although candidates with training in other fields are also encouraged to apply.  We would prefer those who have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent in WGS and those whose interests engage questions linked to community-based activism, advocacy organizations, and/or social justice issues. We seek applicants whose research and teaching expertise encompasses gender, critical race and ethnicity studies, and urban politics (particularly electoral politics and public policy) in the U.S. context.

Candidates will be expected to pursue a research agenda and develop courses that address questions of race and racial politics within a gendered context; issues in metropolitan politics and government; oppression, resistance, and political empowerment; and political campaigns and elections within an urban context. A demonstrated ability to obtain external grant support is highly desirable. Course assignments may include Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies; Gender, Race, and Class; advanced courses in critical race theory; American Government and Institutions, particularly at the state or local level; and urban politics.

Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements describing the candidate's research program and teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; applications received by December 1, 2015 are guaranteed full consideration. Material should be sent in a single PDF file to PaceWGS15@pace.edu.

Deadline: Dec. 1

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:

San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Asst Prof of International Migration - OFFER MADEEdit

San Francisco State University, Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in international migration beginning August 2016 (position number 12.15).

The Department seeks an assistant professor whose work on immigration is grounded in global and transnational sociology and political economy and who employs quantitative methods or mixed-methods on demographic, socioeconomic, and/or political data. We seek a scholar whose work will focus on the experiences of Latin American immigrants in the U.S. and / or on transnational migrant communities around issues of access (e.g. to jobs, health care, education, redress for domestic violence). The ideal candidate will study how access is denied to various groups; the candidate should be actively engaged with the social movements for justice organized by groups such as students, indigenous migrants, and Undocuqueer activists.  

Qualifications:  Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or in an interdisciplinary field with strong sociological content. We seek a teacher-scholar with an active record of scholarship and a research agenda likely to become nationally visible in immigration studies; a capacity to work as part of a team of faculty and staff; an ability to mentor and teach students from diverse gender, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and potential to develop an extramurally funded research program.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of Global Immigration and Immigrants, Global Sociology, Sociology of Latin America, Comparative Race and Ethnicity in the U.S., Population and Social Dynamics, Introduction to Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Social Inequality, and/or Sociological Theory. We prefer candidates who have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body.

Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in the core courses of the program as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in ones area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.

Application process:  Submit electronically, a letter of intent/interest which includes a description of research interests, a current CV, a sample of scholarly papers, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references. These application materials should be emailed to sociol@sfsu.edu. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Review of applications will begin September 14, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

All materials should be addressed to Dr. Andreana Clay, Chair, Sociology and Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. Materials should be submitted electronically to sociol@sfsu.edu. Questions can also be directed by email to sociol@sfsu.edu

Deadline: Sept. 14, 2015

Acknowledgment received: Email acknowledgment of application materials sent on 9/15/15

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Received call on 10/24/15 with an invitation for a campus visit (no preliminary interview).

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made: OFFER MADE (12/15)

NOTES:

Scripps College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor in American Studies (Comparative Ethnic Studies) - ASA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Scripps College, a women's liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in American Studies with an emphasis on Comparative Ethnic Studies to begin in the 2016-17 academic year. The teaching load is 5 courses and senior thesis advising. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong theoretical foundation in issues of race and historical processes of racialization and the study of popular culture are particularly encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in American Studies or a related discipline, teaching experience, and evidence of research potential required. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the Colleges goal of improving higher education for under-represented students.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/29809 by the application deadline of September 1, 2015: letter of application; CV; three letters of recommendation; teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and evidence of teaching experience and excellence) and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. For matters other than the submission of material, contact Professor Warren Liu, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, at AmericanStudiesSearch@scrippscollege.edu . Interviews will be conducted at the American Studies Association meeting in Toronto in October.

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

Chronicle

Deadline: Sept. 1 2015

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Received rejection via email 11/16 x2

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Received call back on Sept. 9th and scheduled interview for ASA

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Delaware (DE) - TT Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of American Material Culture Studies (multiple positions)Edit

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for multiple tenure-track advanced Assistant or Associate Professor with tenure positions in American Material Culture Studies. The positions are open to those who hold PhDs in any discipline in the humanities, including, but not limited to History, Art History, English, African American Studies, and American Studies. We are looking for candidates firmly grounded in their primary disciplines who can add to the College of Arts and Sciences' traditional strength in Material Culture Studies. We also seek candidates committed to a deeply integrated, interdisciplinary approach to humanistic study at the graduate and undergraduate levels who engage forms of public scholarship. Associate or advanced Assistant Professors are preferred; other applicants will be considered only if they can guarantee Ph.D. in hand by August, 2016.

The positions offer highly competitive salaries, good teaching loads, and excellent benefits. Successful candidates will be intellectual leaders of significant national reputation (at the Associate level) or advanced Assistant Professors with well-established active publishing records who can work with UD's Center for Material Culture Studies to build the university's reputation as a leading destination for interdisciplinary research and teaching related to the physical evidence of culture. Successful candidates will be prepared to contribute to UD's PhD programs in the humanities, make use of UD's world-class special collections library and galleries, and strengthen UD's affiliations with the Winterthur Museum, the Hagley Museum, and other humanities institutions in the region.

Applicants should visit http://www.udel.edu/udjobs and read Applicant Instructions under the Resources for Applicants tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a letter of application and a CV. We will begin reviewing applications on September 28, 2015. The hiring committee will then solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.

Deadline: Sept. 28 (review begins)

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:

  • According to a post dated 12/2 on the North American History 2015-16 thread, they already scheduled interviews. Can't verify that, though

University of Mary Washington (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of History and American Studies at the University of Mary Washington, a selective, state-assisted institution located in Fredericksburg 50 miles south of Washington, D.C., invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in American Studies with a specialization in public history to begin August 2016.

Completion of a PhD in American Studies or US History with a focus on public history is required by August 2016.

Applicants must demonstrate an ability to teach the core courses in the American Studies curriculum, including an introduction to American Studies and a sophomore/junior seminar, and contribute lecture courses and seminars to the History major and Museum Studies minor. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching and have a strong commitment to directing undergraduates in independent research.

The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2015.

For more information, see https://careers.umw.edu/postings/3491

ASA

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skype interviews taking place week of 1/4/16

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

  • So have people already been contacted then for interviews? 
  • Yes, Skype interviews happened at the beginning of January

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Assistant Professor in Health, Inequality, and Social Justice - VIDEO INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of Michigan’s Departments of American Culture and Women’s Studies seek qualified applicants for a jointly appointed tenure-track assistant professor in health, inequality, and social justice.

We seek candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching experience and interests in gender, sexuality, race, class, and/or disability, and in community-based health and health activism.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to implement a multidisciplinary approach that includes feminist, gender studies, and/or queer analysis and training in American studies; history; women’s studies; literature; anthropology; science, technology, and society studies; ethnic studies; African American studies; public health; and/or social work. Candidates should evidence scholarly commitment to studying inequalities in health and society. The search committee will consider candidates who focus on the United States, as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the United States.

This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2016. Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree prior to the appointment in any relevant field in the humanities, social sciences, public health, or social work. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research.

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

  • (See dossier details here)

Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is November 30, 2015.

Deadline: Nov. 30

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:

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Department of Sociology, Open Area (2 Positions) - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Wesleyan University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professorships beginning Fall, 2016. Areas include, but are not limited to, food; education; transnational migration and diaspora; and the politics of knowledge production. In addition to Introductory Sociology, ability to teach Sociological Theory and/or Sociological Analysis is a plus. The department encourages applicants with critical and interdisciplinary approaches to social inquiry. The teaching load is 2/2. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

Deadline: Sept. 14  New Deadline: Nov 30th (https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000908688-01)

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews:

  • Received email 10/16 with invitation for Skype interview (x2)
  • The position was reposted 10/30 with a new deadline of 11/30

Campus Visit:

  • Received email invitation for campus visit (11/6).
  • Heard from a friend that they're doing 6 visits for the two positions. 
  • Any news since the visits or sense of a timeline for the decision?

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

  • offer accepted (12/17).

NOTES:

VISITING POSITIONS / LIMITED-TERM APPOINTMENTSEdit

Colby College (ME) - Faculty Fellow of American LiteratureEdit

Applications are invited for a Faculty Fellow position in U.S. literature, for the 2016-2017 academic year. Curricular needs include nineteenth and twentieth century American poetry, poetic theory, and ecocriticism. Candidates must demonstrate teaching excellence and research strength. The four-course teaching load will include three courses in American literature and one W1 writing intensive course for first-year students.  Applicants must have a Ph.D. 

To apply, please send application materials as PDF attachments to AmericanLitSearch@colby.edu. Include cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and description of research interests. 

Review of applications will begin in mid-November and continue until the position is filled. For more information about the position, contact the search committee chair, Professor Laurie E. Osborne at leosborn@colby.edu. Short-listed candidates will be invited for Skype interviews; finalists will be invited for campus visits. Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights.

For more information about the College, please visit our website:  www.colby.edu.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin in mid-November and continue until the position is filled.

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:

Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in American StudiesEdit

Franklin & Marshall College seeks applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in American Studies beginning in August 2016. The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2013 and August 2016. We welcome scholars from a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines whose specialization lies in one of the following areas: Race and Ethnic Studies; Latino Studies; Asian American Studies; Comparative Indigenous Studies; Transnational cultural studies; or Cultural and Critical Theory.

The Fellow will be in the American Studies Department and teach three courses during the year on topics related to their research interests. In addition, the Fellow will be expected to give research presentations at department and College-wide venues, as well as advise individual students working on relevant research projects. In support of the Fellow’s scholarship, access to research funds, teaching and writing workshops on campus, as well as individual mentoring sessions on time management and career advising will be provided. We thus expect the Fellow to engage outside the classroom with faculty members and students. Fellows are expected to participate fully in the intellectual life of Franklin & Marshall.

Applicants should send a letter of interest via email to Professor Dennis Deslippe ( Dennis.Deslippe@fandm.edu) and must register with the Gettysburg Consortium for Faculty Diversity where they will lodge their c.v. and letters of recommendation. ( http://www.gettysburg.edu/about/offices/provost/cfd/index.dot) The deadline for applications is March 22, 2016.

Deadline: March 22

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:

  ~ Any one hear anything? 

Princeton University (NJ) - Visiting Lecturer - American Religion (Spring 2016)Edit

Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for a Visiting Lecturer in American Studies with a special focus on Religion. The candidate is expected to team-teach with current faculty the gateway course to the program. Preference will be given to candidates who have had extensive experience teaching in American Studies and in interdisciplinary courses. We are especially interested in scholars whose work focuses on: the intersections of religion and sexual politics, including topics such as feminism, reproductive rights, and sexualization; religion and popular culture; religion and racial politics. The successful candidate will be appointed in the Program in American Studies for Spring 2016.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.princeton.edu and should submit a letter of interest along with a vita, three names of reference, a sample American Studies syllabus, and a writing sample. At the Jobs at Princeton site, you may search for Req. #1500381, or simply click here.

  • The deadline for applications is July 2, 2015.

Deadline: July 2

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:

Randolph College (VA) - Ainsworth Visiting Scholar of American CultureEdit

Randolph College, a selective liberal arts college in Lynchburg, Virginia, invites applications for a position funded by the Hilseweck Foundation to enhance the diversity of perspectives at the College. This is a two-year appointment at the assistant professor level beginning July 1, 2016.

We seek a scholar who will offer two courses and a First Year Seminar within her or his expertise each fall semester, and in the spring term will join Randolph Colleges signature American Culture Program, a block of interrelated courses and travel-study, which probes what it means to be an American by exploring broad themes (liberty, democracy, capitalism, race, religion, etc.) in American culture. The program includes visits to historic sites, workplaces, government agencies, churches, and museums both in Virginia and in other parts of the United States. Area of expertise is open, but we encourage applicants with strengths in interdisciplinary fields.

Appointee will teach a 3/3 load or equivalent depending on the structure of the American Culture Program and participate in the evolution of the Program as it responds to emerging student demographics and graduation requirements.

Qualifications: PhD, well-advanced ABD, or equivalent; evidence of scholarly achievement or promise; and success in teaching undergraduates. Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Applications are especially encouraged from members of groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2016. Applicants should email letter of interest, CV, and three letters of reference to employment@randolphcollege.edu . Email is preferred, but materials may also be sent to Dr. Carl Girelli, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College, Randolph College, 2500 Rivermont Avenue, Lynchburg, VA 24503

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:

Anything here? (3/12)

They held first round phone interviews this past week (3/12)

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity - American Culture Studies (AMCS) - SHORTLISTINGEdit

The Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University (AMCS) invites applications for our Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity position, renewable annually for up to two years contingent upon satisfactory performance; expected start date is July 1, 2016.  AMCS is an endowed program in Arts & Sciences that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences.  It offers an undergraduate major, a PhD certificate program, a Master’s program, and a wide array of collaborative research and teaching activities, seeking to build community among students of American culture from many fields.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching (1) have a strong theoretical emphasis, but at the same time are deeply engaged with ethnographic, material, and/or historical particulars; and (2) center on the study of inequality, hierarchy and power, especially as they pertain to matters of identity, membership, and exclusion.  Candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2012, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2016.  The Fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 per year, plus benefits and a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend.

Applications were due by Dec. 20, 2015.  For more information and How to Apply, please see our website at http://amcs.wustl.edu

February 11, 2016: Update: Due to the extremely high volume of applicants, the winter holidays, and semester scheduling conflicts, the Selection Committee is still reviewing applicant materials. We hope to be contacting the semi-finalists by mid to late February and scheduling Skype or phone interviews during the last full week of this month. We are currently looking to host the Finalist(s) on campus for a visit during the week of March 21st.

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:

  • Shortlisting, according to Postdocs page.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16Edit

DEMOGRAPHICS: Who is checking this page?Edit

ABD (early): 1

ABD (will finish this academic year): 9

Ph.D. in hand (one-year, VAP, Lecturer, Post-doc, adjunct): 10

Assistant Professor: 1

Associate Professor:

Full Professor:

Search Committee Member:

Ph.D. employed outside academia: 1

Lurker:

Faculty "Job Coach":

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki