Page for Academic Positions in American Studies that begin in 2019.

Last Year's Page: American Studies 2018

See also: Ethnic Studies 2018-2019 and Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2018-2019

Adjacent field pages: History 2018-19 and English Literature 2018-2019

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

The Department of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with appointment to begin Fall 2019. We seek a specialist in the study of race and/or sexuality and gender within the larger context of American history and culture, with ability to teach American Studies theories and methods at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as courses on topics such as: Civil Rights and Social Movements; Race, Gender and Popular Culture; and Race and Sex in American Culture.

The Department strives to further CSUF's identity as an institution that welcomes and embraces diversity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies or a related field. ABD's may apply but must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date. Evidence of effective university-level teaching experience. Potential for successful research and scholarly publication. Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service. Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally-diverse range of students.

Rank and Salary: The position 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. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be 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

Application Procedure: A complete on-line application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: to view all job listings and select 10459BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials: 1. letter of interest in which you respond to the required qualifications, 2. curriculum vitae, 3. writing sample, 4. graduate transcripts, 5. a statement about your teaching experiences, successes, and challenges as well as your commitment to working with a diverse student population, faculty, and communities, 6. and three current letters of recommendation (see instructions below).

To submit letters, on the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference 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.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Elaine Lewinnek, Chair, American Studies Search Committee,

  • Completed applications received by September 14, 2018 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled. Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

Carleton College (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Native American History and American StudiesEdit

The History Department and American Studies Program at Carleton College seek a scholar of Native American history and culture with research and teaching expertise in the nineteenth or twentieth century. The successful candidate’s classes would be divided between History and American Studies (with a five-course load on a trimester schedule). In addition to courses in Native American History or Native American Studies, the successful candidate would be expected to regularly teach core courses in American Studies, and occasionally to offer a survey of US history post-1865. Interest in collaborations with indigenous communities or nations in the region will be particularly welcome. Administrative responsibilities will be primarily in the American Studies program.

Carleton is dedicated to developing its faculty to better reflect the diversity of our student body and of American society. We are particularly interested in candidates committed to devising creative ways to teach a diverse student body. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Carleton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age in providing employment or access to its educational facilities and activities. Full benefits apply.

Carleton College is a small, selective liberal arts college in Northfield, Minnesota (USA), located about 45 minutes from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.

Please direct any questions to Serena Zabin at Ph.D. should be in hand or expected by August 2019.

  • To apply, please submit the following materials to by October 15: letter of application with a description of courses you might like to teach and current and future research; c.v.; and graduate transcripts. Candidates should also submit the names of three references who must upload letters of recommendation by the application due date.

Heinrich Heine University (GERMANY) - Tenured Full (W3) Professorship of American Studies (begin Jan. 2019)Edit

We are looking to appoint a first-rate scholar starting 01.10.2019 whose research and teaching encompass the entire field of American studies. She/He should have a specialization in transcultural American studies as well as in comparative literary and cultural studies with a strong focus on strategies of textual analysis. She/He will be expected to participate in the BA program in American and English studies, the MA program in comparative studies in English and American language, literature and culture, the MA program in literary translation as well as in media and cultural studies courses in the Faculty of the Humanities.

The successful candidate’s international scholarly reputation should be documented by a distinguished record of publication in internationally respected journals as well as by success in the competitive acquisition of third-party funding. In addition to a strong commitment to teaching, she/he is expected to have international experience and contacts, to cooperate in intra- and interdisciplinary projects, and to assume administrative responsibilities in the department, the faculty, and the university.

Applicants will be hired in accordance with the general prerequisites pertaining to service law of section 36 of the North Rhine-Westphalia University Act (Hochschulgesetz NRW) which require an aptitude for teaching, exceptional competence in research, and additional scientific achievements.

Applications from women are expressly welcome. Women of equal aptitude, ability and professional competence will receive particular consideration, unless there are compelling reasons for choosing another applicant.

Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Legal Code (SGB – Sozial-Gesetzbuch) are encouraged.

At Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf appointments may also be part-time, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in individual cases for requiring full-time employment.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf offers a Dual Career Service and is a member of the Rhineland Dual Career Network (Dual Career Netzwerk Rheinland). Further information can be obtained at

Applicants should submit (1) a personal statement, (2) a curriculum vitae that includes lists of all scientific publications and of competitively acquired third-party funding, and (3) a short statement of research and teaching interests in digital format.

Applications should be sent, as a single pdf file, citing reference number 08 B 18-3.1 to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (

  • The closing date for applications is 31.05.2018.

Trinity College (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Global American StudiesEdit

Title Assistant Professor of American Studies

Tenure Track or Non Tenure Track Tenure Track

Faculty Rank Assistant Professor

Open Date 07/11/2018

Close Date 11/16/2018

Open Until Filled No

Full or Part Time Full Time

Position Summary: Global American Studies: The American Studies Program at Trinity College will appoint an innovative scholar whose research and teaching locates American culture and events within a transnational approach. Candidates may work in any period, but preference will be given to those whose work centers on social justice in a world-historical context. The successful candidate contributes to other departments and interdisciplinary programs, such as English, Environmental Science, History, International Studies, Sociology, and/or Women, Gender, and Sexuality. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. Trinity College, an AA/ EOE committed to achieving diversity among its faculty, encourages women and members of minority groups to apply.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in American Studies or related discipline or a reasonable expectation of completing the Ph.D. by August 2019.

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits, plus start-up expense fund.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vitae, an article-length writing sample, evidence of quality teaching, and contact information from three individuals who can provide letters of reference.

Applicants will be asked to list contact information for reference providers, including email addresses. Once a completed dossier is submitted, automatic emails will be generated to each reference provider, directing each referee to a unique URL where he or she must go to upload a letter of recommendation. Applicants using Interfolio (or other dossier service) should provide the appropriate unique Interfolio email address for each reference letter writer.

Posting Number F00106

You can apply for this position online at

  • Applications will be reviewed as they arrive with full consideration given to those received by November 16, 2018. Direct questions and inquiries to Scott Gac , director of the program in American Studies.

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