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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

California State University, Fullerton (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies (2 Positions)Edit

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.

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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.

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

The Department of Leadership and American Studies at Christopher Newport University invites applications for a tenure-track position in American Studies, effective August 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.

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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.

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

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.

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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

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University of Michigan (MI) - Open Rank - Environmental Humanities (incl. Literature)Edit

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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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17Edit

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