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Page for Academic Positions in American Studies that begin in 2017.

Last Year's Page: American Studies 2016

See also: Ethnic Studies 2016-2017 and Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017

Adjacent field pages: History 2016-17 and English Literature 2016-2017

American Studies Association Employment and Fellowships page

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions in American StudiesEdit

Barnard College (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Program in American Studies at Barnard College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship beginning July 2017. Applicants should have a PhD in American Studies or a relevant field in hand and should specialize in some combination of the following fields: race, ethnicity and indigeneity, gender and sexuality studies, critical theory, media and visual culture, and/or the history of American social activism. Special consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated research and teaching excellence in American Studies. Teaching responsibilities at Barnard will include the American Studies junior colloquium, one semester of the American Studies senior research seminar, and two additional courses designed in consultation with the Program director. Applicants should have demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising.

Required Qualification Summary: Applicants should have a PhD in American Studies or a relevant field in hand.

Preferred Qualification Summary: Some combination of the following fields: race, ethnicity and indigeneity, gender and sexuality studies, critical theory, media and visual culture, and/or the history of American social activism.

Additional Information: The deadline for applications is Oct. 21, 2016. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three academic references, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages. All materials should be uploaded to the Barnard PeopleAdmin website at http://careers.barnard.edu/postings/2449. We will only accept applications through our online portal. Candidates may direct any questions to Program Administrator, Kathryn McLean at kmclean@barnard.edu.

HigherEdJobs.com

Deadline: Oct. 21

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

  • (LOR requested) - posted 11/1 [see NOTES]

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Skye Interview Request (12/6/16)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

  • A: I gave interfolio LOR addresses, and they were triggered immediately upon application.
  • (-Not sure that means anything...that's no indication of progress. It just means Interfolio received the request for you to send the letters.
  • [Yes, I was not the original poster, and that was the point I was trying to make--I think LORs were just triggered for everyone. :)]
  • Any updates? (11/11)
  • nothing here (11/11)
  • still nothing? (11/16), x3
  • Nothing here. I am quite surprised that there hasn't been any movement on this position. (11/16)
  • Nothing here either. But it's been less than four weeks since the deadline, and given that it's an American studies job in NYC, I'm suspecting that they've received at least 400 applications! (11/16)
  • I called the department on 11/21--they got over 500 applications, so it's going to be awhile!
  • ^ LOLOLOLOLOLOL (11/22)
  • beware the inside candidate... (11/22)

California State University Dominguez Hills (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies / American LiteratureEdit

The faculty of the Interdisciplinary Studies Department/Program for Accelerated College Education in the College of Arts and Humanities at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a tenure track position in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies/Program for Accelerated College Education in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Responsibilities: Duties include teaching upper-level undergraduate humanities courses in American literature (broadly defined) and culture for the major and General Education (in person and online); pursuing a program of active scholarly ; student advising; curriculum development; working with community partners; student recruitment; and assuming department, college and university committee responsibilities.

The Department: The department offers a single degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with four Areas of Concentration: American Studies, Comparative Cultures, Environmental Studies, and Global Studies as well as a complementary group of minors. It is not only a rigorous upper division academic program that values a broad-based Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum but also a degree completion program designed to help working adults attain their baccalaureate degrees. IDS/PACE serves a student population that is diverse across all factors, including race, gender, ethnicity, class, ability, and age. The department maintains an active presence in the university and in the community through partnerships with local community colleges and public-sector employers.

Qualifications

Background Checks: The successful candidate is required to complete a thorough background check and the employment offer can be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying or falsified information.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in English, American Studies, or related field in hand by August 15, 2017. Evidence of a minimum of two years of effective solo (non-teaching assistant) college teaching experience Ability to teach upper division humanities courses at the undergraduate level. Ability to teach courses in one or more of the following specializations: the literature and culture of the American West, Los, Angeles, the Pacific Rim, Environmental Literature, Borderlands, U.S Ethnic literature, and the Digital Humanities. Evidence of successful research and scholarly production. Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including adoption of appropriate pedagogical strategies for diverse student populations.

Preferred Qualifications Evidence of successful online instruction. Demonstrated experience in department/college/university service. Demonstrated experience with pedagogies that promote student success, retention, and graduation.

The University: CSU Dominguez Hills was established in 1960 and is one of the 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system. CSU Dominguez Hills is a comprehensive public university located in the South Bay region of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. With approximately 300 full-time faculty, the University serves a culturally rich, diverse student body of approximately 15,000 students in an urban setting.

How to Apply: While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications will begin on December 1, 2016.

Register your online application/s at https://my.csudh.edu/psp/paaprd/EMPLOYEE/HDHPRD/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL and have the following documents as a single file by November 30, 2016: Current Curricula Vitae. Cover letter. List of 3 references with contact information. A Statement on Teaching* A Statement on Research* One sample Publication. Teaching Evaluations.

  • These statements should demonstrate how the candidate’s commitment to diversity is reflected in their teaching and scholarship.

Instructions on how to submit a single document link: http://www4.csudh.edu/Assets/CSUDH-Sites/HR/docs/External-Applicant-FAQs-final.pdf

Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their 3 letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and sample syllabi directly to the email address: achoi@csudh.edu or you may mail directly to:

Anne Soon Choi, Ph.D., MPH, MSW

Chair, Search Committee

Department of Interdisciplinary Studies/Program for Accelerated College Education

Small College 130

CSU, Dominguez Hills

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA 90747

achoi@csudh.edu

Inside Higher Ed

Deadline: Nov. 30

Acknowledgment received: (11/21)

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, Fullerton (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies (2 Positions) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

California State University, Fullerton values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Position: The Department of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017. Desirable research and teaching specializations include one or more of the following fields: sexuality; crime and violence; borderlands; and/or the cultural impact of digital media. Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach core seminars in American Studies theories and methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels; offer introductory courses in American Studies and upper-division and graduate courses in their area(s) of specialization; advise students; engage in scholarly activities; and serve on academic committees and contribute to department and university governance. Positive decisions on tenure and promotion require excellent teaching and scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and participation in the university and the profession.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies, American social/cultural history, or related fields by the start of appointment; Evidence of effective University-level teaching experience; Ability to teach courses in American Studies theories and methods at the undergraduate (AMST 350) and graduate (AMST 501) levels; Ability to teach advanced courses in one or more of the following specializations: sexuality, crime and violence, borderlands, and/or the cultural impact of digital media; Ability to teach American culture in an historical context; Potential for successful research and scholarly publication; Ability to interact successfully with a diverse student body and to work effectively in a multicultural environment; Ability to balance excellent teaching with outstanding scholarship and professional service.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Rank and Salary: The positions will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.asp

Appointment Date: August 2017

Application Procedure: A complete on-line application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 8793BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials: 1) a letter of interest; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample; 4) three letters of recommendation.

To submit letters, please go the References page of the online application, enter the information and email addresses for three references who will provide confidential letters of recommendation for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.

Inquiries may be directed to Professor Terri L. Snyder, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, snyder@fullerton.edu .

Application Deadline: Completed applications received by September 23, 2016, will receive full consideration.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

HERC

Deadline: Sept. 23 2016

Acknowledgment received: Received three short messages with no content ("Test," "Recall," "No subject") from admin assistant 9/20/2016. Anybody else? I recieved them as well. But for me the third one was a reminder of the upcoming due date and to make sure that applications were complete.

>> Heard anything since those original e-mails on 9/20? I have not.
>>> I received another confirmation email on 10/3 indicating that the application portal was closed. [I got the same email. And for the record American Studies is my primary field but I currently teach in a history department]
>>>> Hmm. Peculiar. I wonder what's up. Good luck! My home area is media studies, so Am. St. is a dream field but a much tighter market than communication / journalism.
>>>>> Best of luck to you as well! U.S. historian here. AmStud is also a dream field of mine, but (as you noted) jobs therein are few and far between. Same thing for U.S. history, of course. Sigh.
>>>>>> Nothing yet? I would have thought that, with such an early deadline, they'd be keen to interview at ASA or something - but that's coming up in two weeks...
>>>>>>> Radio silence on my end. Media studies person from above. (11/7)
>>>>>>>> Ditto. Nothing here as of yet. To be fair, the committee probably received a ton of applications. Still, I had expected to hear something by now.
>>>>>>>>> Apparently they're currently scheduling phone interviews, so that probably doesn't bode well for those of us who haven't heard anything yet. [posted ~ 11/08]
>>>>>>>>>> Probably a long shot, but are we sure they're on the phone interview stage? As far as I can tell, only one person indicated that they received an interview request. Just wondering. (11/18)
>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, phone interviews are scheduled for next week. (11/25)

Request for additional materials: Yes. Request for sample syllabi.

Rejection (no interview):

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): phone interview scheduled (11/7)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled: Campus interview scheduled (12/5)

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

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 21, 2017. 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 teaching/research focus and expertise in the study of America’s origins, America’s intellectual or economic tradition, religion in America, or America’s place on the world stage. Teaching responsibilities will include the American Studies core, including AMST 100, the foundations of America, and AMST 200, the evolution of America, or AMST 300, a course that focuses on America’s role in the world, as well as an upper level course in area of the individual’s expertise. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become a fellow in the University’s Center for American Studies, an interdisciplinary center that promotes teaching and scholarship on America’s 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 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. 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 2016 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 1080-1240, 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 University’s liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library; 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. Christopher Newport University is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We recruit exceptional and diverse faculty and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. 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 are acceptable for initial screening), syllabi and other evidence of teaching style and effectiveness, and three letters of recommendation to:

Director of Faculty Recruitment

Assistant Professor of American Studies Faculty Search

Search #8363

Christopher Newport University

1 Avenue of the Arts

Newport News, VA 23606-3072

Or facultyrecruitment@cnu.edu

Review of applications will begin on October 14, 2016.

Applications received after October 14, 2016, will be accepted but considered only if needed.

Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Chronicle

Deadline: Oct. 14

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:

  • Any updates/news? (11/11)
  • ??? (11/16)
    • I've heard nothing (11/18)'
    • Radio Silence...12/2. Anyone?

Davidson College (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Environmental Justice (incl. American Studies) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Environmental Studies department at Davidson College seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in Environmental Humanities with an emphasis in Environmental Justice. We particularly welcome applicants with doctoral degrees in interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities. To complement our existing strengths in environmental literature, we also welcome applications from those who specialize in environmental justice with degrees in other humanistic disciplines such as American Studies, Art History, Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy, and Religion.

Teaching load is four courses in the first year, and five thereafter. Courses include an interdisciplinary foundation course in Environmental Humanities, a first-year writing course, and courses in the applicant’s areas of expertise at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. The successful candidate will also mentor undergraduate research projects.

We are looking for a committed teacher-scholar who will maintain an active research agenda; participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives; advise students in Environmental Studies; and contribute to all levels of the curriculum. Demonstrated or potential teaching excellence is essential. In addition to the interdisciplinary major in Environmental Studies, Davidson has interdisciplinary majors in Africana Studies, East Asian Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Latin American Studies, as well as interdisciplinary minors in Communication Studies, Digital Studies, Film and Media Studies, Global Literary Theory, Health and Human Values, Middle East Studies, and South Asian Studies. Cross-listed courses and collaborations with one or more of these areas and with disciplinary departments are encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to have a PhD by August 1, 2017.

The application deadline is October 10, 2016. Please send a cover letter and CV. The cover letter should include information about teaching methods, experience, and interests; and information about the applicant’s research agenda and interests. The CV should include any courses taught as well as the names and contact information of at least three references. Letters of reference and a writing sample may be requested later.

Apply online at http://employment.davidson.edu For questions about this position or additional information, please contact Professor Annie Merrill, chair of Environmental Studies, at anmerrill@davidson.edu. For questions or assistance concerning the application process, please contact employment@davidson.edu

Davidson College is strongly committed to achieving excellence in cultural diversity and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the college’s mission. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top liberal arts colleges, Davidson is a highly selective, residential, four-year liberal arts college located in Davidson, North Carolina, close to the city of Charlotte. Davidson faculty enjoy a low faculty-student ratio, emphasis on and appreciation of excellence in teaching, and a collegial, respectful atmosphere that honors academic achievement and integrity.

Deadline: Oct. 10

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

  • Writing sample and LOR requested 10/28

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:

Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies (Transnational)Edit

The Department of American Studies at Franklin and Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position, beginning in Fall 2017. The main area of specialization is transnational American studies with preference to candidates with research in contemporary transnational topics and Latino/a or Asian American cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to the American Studies core, including the introductory course in American Studies, as well as electives in transnational American studies.

The appointment will be at the level of assistant professor or instructor, depending on qualifications.

Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctorate in American Studies, although the committee will also consider doctorates in other related fields. Teaching load is 5 courses per year, and will involve teaching in the College's general education curriculum (Connections).

Please submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/36842, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, graduate transcript, teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample and/or scholarly publication, and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin on October 28, and will continue until the position is filled.

Deadline: Oct. 28

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:

Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor, American Studies/Latin@ Studies - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor of American Studies/Latin@ Studies in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department, which begins August 1, 2017. Candidates should possess expertise in American Studies and Latin American Studies, with an emphasis on Latin@ cultures of the United States. Responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship and service. An earned PhD in American Studies, Latin@ Studies, Chican@ studies or closely related field, the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience is strongly preferred. ABD applicants will be considered.

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 country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's 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 and will continue until the position is filled.

For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by October 24, 2016. For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.

Deadline: Oct. 24

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview):

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

  • 11/11 - Phone interview scheduled for following week. (x3)

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

Rutgers University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of American StudiesEdit

The Department of American Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick) is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017. Desirable research and teaching specializations include folklore, Native American studies, material culture, borderlands, and contact zones.

The successful candidate will teach introductory, methods, and seminar courses in American Studies at the undergraduate level. The position will also require overseeing the management team and providing leadership for the NJ Folk Festival, a 40-year-old annual event at Rutgers. Positive decisions on tenure and promotion require excellent teaching and scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and participation in the University and the profession.

Ph.D. in American Studies, Folklore, Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, History, Literature, or a closely related field required by the start of appointment.

Applications including a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Lou Masur, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, should be submitted electronically via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/38358

Completed applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive full consideration.

Deadline: Dec. 1

Acknowledgment received:

  • --12/5: Applied December 1, by deadline. Interfolio page now lists the status of the application as "Interviewing Finalists." Could this be true, four days later? If so, I cannot believe that all applications submitted by 12/1 were "given full consideration" as promised.

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:

University of California Merced (CA) - Open Rank Professor - Inequality, Power and Social Justice (Multiple Positions - fields incl. American Studies)Edit

The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.

The University of California, Merced is seeking four new faculty members at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor as part of a cluster hire. These positions are part of an ongoing multi-year, multi-departmental strategic initiative across the schools of Natural Sciences; Engineering; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts to build excellence in the broad area of Inequality, Power, and Social Justice (IPSJ). IPSJ is one of six strategic research pillars at UC Merced. IPSJ brings together scholars across disciplines and methodological backgrounds for whom historical and contemporary issues of inequality, power, and social justice are of central analytical focus. By incorporating a wide range of approaches, we aim to develop a richer understanding of how inequality and power are produced and reproduced as well as of their social, political, and personal consequences. We aim to develop a critical analysis of how systems of inequality and power interact with social justice and change. In this focus, we recognize and engage with our location in the Central Valley of California, a region marked by great ethnic diversity and high levels of poverty. The IPSJ pillar will provide space for cross-disciplinary discussion, as well as research and teaching, with the aim of theoretical and methodological inclusivity. We value scholarship that engages with the local, national, and international community both in the production and in the dissemination of knowledge.

We seek to hire scholars whose research fits into either or both of the following themes: 1) identity, experience, and representation ; and, 2) structural and institutional inequality . Successful candidates will compete in an interdisciplinary pool and have a record of accomplishment in one or more areas, including but not limited to: American studies, anthropology, art history, cognitive science, economics, English, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, linguistics, history, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, Spanish, sociology, women’s studies, and world heritage.

Assistant professor candidates should show promise of research excellence and creativity, while candidates for associate and full professor ranks should have a record of research excellence and creativity. Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to teach and train effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with broad interests and the potential for active interdisciplinary collaboration are preferred.

Candidates may be affiliated with one or more academic units with the primary appointment being determined by the candidate’s research and teaching interests and qualifications.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in a field relevant to the topics of interest indicated above by the position start date.

When submitting your application, please be sure to specify your area(s) of specialization. You may choose more than one option.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than November 1, 2016, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter detailing research area(s) of interest, thematic fit, and listing potential home academic unit(s); 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a minimum of one writing sample; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of five references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit [ http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html#Are-there-any-guidelines-for-wr ].

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than November 1, 2016.

Applicants for the Associate/Full Professor level should include a list of five references with their applications; letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

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

For additional information, please contact Christina Torres-Rouff at ctorres-rouff@ucmerced.edu

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

Job location Merced, CA

Learn More More information about this recruitment: http://www.ucmerced.edu/

LINK: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00389

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:

University of California San Diego (CA) - Marshall College, Dimensions of Culture Writing Program Director - Lecturer with Potential Security of EmploymentEdit

Thurgood Marshall College, formerly known as Third College, was founded in 1970 in a period of transformative social change in the United States and the world. From its beginning, the college has enriched the lives of undergraduates with a commitment to the development of young people as both professionals and engaged citizens. In 1993, the college was named in honor of former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. Justice Marshall is well known for his dedication to educational opportunity for all, civil rights, freedom of speech, women's rights, and the right to privacy.

Thurgood Marshall College at the University of California, San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body, and seeks a Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment (LPSOE) to serve as director of its Dimensions of Culture Writing Program. The LPSOE writing director position is a nine-month (academic-year) appointment. LPSOEs are full members of the Academic Senate of the Faculty of the University of California, San Diego. The position is analogous to a tenure-track assistant professor whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education.

Thurgood Marshall's Writing Program, “Dimensions of Culture—Diversity, Justice, and Imagination” (DOC), challenges students to develop a historically grounded understanding of the diverse experiences that have shaped U.S. culture. The distinctive core sequence, which serves as the centerpiece of the general education requirements, emphasizes a deep examination of American society. DOC is designed to be an interdisciplinary curriculum that explores the promise of the nation's founding ideals juxtaposed to collective struggles to realize those ideals for all communities. The year-long Dimensions of Culture Program introduces TMC students to major issues in the history of the United States with an emphasis on the tension between the nation's founding principles and the inequality and lack of opportunity experienced by various groups over time.

Topics include:

successive waves of immigration
the formation of stratifications based on gender, class, "race," religion, and other categories
the social movements that struggled to fulfill the founding ideals
the role of institutions in the delivery of justice and equity, and
the cultural production that has been shaped by these issues.

All three courses in the lower-division DOC (Diversity, Justice, and Imagination) sequence provide undergraduate students with a critical language that allows them to analyze social problems in an intelligent and grounded fashion. In addition to attending core curriculum faculty lectures, students will participate in small discussion sections led by graduate student Teaching Assistants.

Details about the program may be found at: http://marshall.ucsd.edu/doc/index.html

The Dimensions of Culture Writing Program Director will be an academic leader who, in addition to teaching in the program, will contribute to its design and help define its pedagogical vision. The Director will take the leadership role, in collaboration with the College Provost and the College Writing Advisory Committee, in curricular design; successfully recruit, train, and supervise graduate teaching assistants and lecturers; monitor and assess the program's effectiveness and learning outcomes; supervise a small staff; collaborate with the directors of the other colleges' writing programs on campus-wide writing initiatives; and participate as a member of the senior staff of Marshall College in coordinating academic activities and setting goals for the college. The Director will be able to propose courses to teach in Summer Session, which provides additional income.

Required Qualifications- The successful applicant should have:

A Ph.D. in American Studies, Literature with a U.S. focus, History with a U.S. focus, and related fields. Ideal candidates will also have experience in teaching critical reading and writing skills to undergraduate students.
A record of distinguished teaching in a U.S.-related research area with expertise in teaching college-level reading and writing
Strong demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego's commitment to achieving excellence and diversity

Preferred Qualification: Experience administering a college writing program or comparable program that utilizes American Studies materials.

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and based on published University of California pay scales.

Applications should be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at: http://apptrkr.com/887419. In order to be considered, applicants are to submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, 3 reference letters and a separate statement describing past experience in activities that promote diversity and inclusion and/or plans to make future contributions (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/).

  • Teaching evaluations may be requested if the candidate is selected for an interview

AA-EOE: The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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University of Michigan (MI) - Open Rank - Environmental Humanities (incl. Literature) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

University of Michigan, Environmental Humanities Faculty Position Open rank, starting date September 2017, university-year appointment.

The English Department and Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan expect to make a joint appointment in the field of Environmental Humanities. We are particularly interested in scholars at the entering or advanced Assistant level who demonstrate a capacity for innovative, forward-looking work engaged with topics such as environmental justice, global environmental literatures, urbanism and the built environment, the literary and cultural history of the anthropocene, and the history of British and Continental environmental writing.

Applicants should use the “Open Faculty Positions” link on the UM English Department website (http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/) to submit a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research plans, statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of reference by September 30. The English Department and Program in the Environment value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourage applicants to comment, either in the cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance our efforts to support these values and the needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is supportive of the needs of dual career couples. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. All applications will be acknowledged.

Further information about the Program in the Environment (PitE) and the Department of English Language and Literature along with complete instructions for submitting an application for this joint position can be found on their department websites: http://lsa.umich.edu/pite and http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/

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Illinois Wesleyan University (IL) – Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital HumanitiesEdit

Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, beginning August 1, 2017. This position is funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to support our Engaging Tomorrow’s Students initiative, which aims to catalyze curricular and pedagogical reform to enhance student engagement on our campus. The successful candidate will support faculty in developing their multimodal literacies and teaching strategies that bridge the divide between conventional and digital approaches.

The Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities will work with faculty both individually and in groups to familiarize them with applications of the digital humanities and to develop pedagogical strategies in the classroom. Successful candidates will demonstrate strengths in the integration of digital humanities tools and methods in scholarship and undergraduate teaching. Examples may include but are not limited to experience/expertise in one or more of the following specific areas: analysis of datasets; linked data and the semantic web; network analysis; GIS; data visualization; and scholarly crowdsourcing/collaborative commentaries. Experience with the development of interdisciplinary courses tied to the humanities, as well as the teaching of digital humanities methods to colleagues, is strongly preferred. The teaching load is 2-2, possibly including a first-year writing seminar, team teaching, as well as offerings in our interdisciplinary Humanities Program.

Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in a Humanities field by July 31, 2017. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy statement, as one PDF file to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kristine Nielsen, knielse1@iwu.edu. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately. Review of applications will begin immediately. Candidates who submit their complete dossiers by December 1, 2016, will receive full consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Illinois Wesleyan University is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Inclusive Excellence. See http://www2.iwu.edu/iwujobs/ for more information. Illinois Wesleyan University is a highly selective, small, liberal arts institution with approximately 1,800 undergraduates. It is located in central Illinois in the Bloomington-Normal twin cities of 130,000 inhabitants.

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