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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 - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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 http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php

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 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, elewinnek@fullerton.edu

  • 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.

  • Received email stating: "application deadline has now passed and the application website is closed." from Dr. Lewinnek, 09/27/2018
  • Anyone hear anything yet about the first round of interviews??, 10/15/2018
  • Nope, not yet. Good luck to all! 10/15/2018
  • phone interviews scheduled (by email) 10/15/2018.
  • November 3, 2018: email stating that they received over 400 application and have selected candidates for on-campus interviews. Should none of the interviews result in a hire, they will return to the initial candidate pool.

California State University, Long Beach (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of American StudiesEdit

RECRUITMENT NUMBER: 2518

POSITION: Assistant Professor of American Studies

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 19, 2019 (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, 2019. 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 transnational, cultural, indigenous, disability and critical race studies; postcolonial, poststructural and queer theories; analysis of regionalism and the laboring of American culture; and the study of myths, images and symbols. 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 continue the growth of CSULB’s American Studies Program and its curriculum. 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.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: http://www.calstate.edu/hr/benefits/documents/cfa-unit-3-benefits-summary.pdf

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, signed letters of recommendation submitted directly by references electronically through Academic Jobs Online (see link below) 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 and an official transcript.

Requests for further information should be addressed to:

Dr. Brett Mizelle, Director, American Studies Program, California State University, Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-1601.

562-985-4424 or brett.mizelle@csulb.edu

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11571

Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin November 15, 2018. Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

California State University San Bernardino (CA) -  TT Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies (with open disciplinary concentration)Edit

The College of Social & Behavioral Sciences (SBS) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Ethnic Studies. We seek a colleague whose work is comparative, relational, and interdisciplinary. Preferred areas of teaching and research include expertise in one or more of the following areas: African American Studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, Chicanx/Latinx Studies, and/or Native American Studies.The tenure home will be within an existing SBS department or the School of Social Work, therefore candidates must have formal graduate training and evidence of research and teaching that aligns with one of SBS' nine academic disciplines. We seek a visionary colleague who will assist in developing the future of Ethnic Studies at CSUSB, and a colleague interested in furthering our university's commitment to creating an intellectual space for people of color. Candidates will be expected to work with student groups and engage with the broader community through programming, service learning, social justice initiatives, and/or other methods, such as community -based research. The candidate will be required to teach core courses in support of our existing Ethnic Studies minor degree program, and they may be scheduled to teach courses in the school or department that serves as their tenure home. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups. 

Faculty are expected to meet the traditional requirements of excellence in teaching, active scholarly and professional work, and service to the university and community. In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the university's strategic plan. This plan emphasizes: a) teaching and learning excellence; b) student access, retention, and success; c) excellence in research and creative activities; d) service to the campus and the broader community. Minimum Qualifications 1) Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or a discipline currently represented in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences from an accredited institution (or equivalent), 2) Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level, 3) Evidence of commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff in a multicultural/multiethnic campus environment, 4) Evidence of active research agenda likely to result in published work and/or external funding.

Required Documents: 1) a cover letter, including three individuals who agree to submit letters of reference if the candidate is advanced to the final pool; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one statement on teaching philosophy and strategies, and 4) a Diversity Statement which may include your interpretation of diversity, inclusion, gender equity and must include specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background/philosophy has prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 250 words). To apply please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2256309

  • Deadline: 11 November 2018 (applications reviewed until filled)
  • Formal review of applications will begin 11/15/18 and continue until the position is filled.

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 szabin@carleton.edu. Ph.D. should be in hand or expected by August 2019.

  • To apply, please submit the following materials to http://jobs.carleton.edu 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.

Colby College (ME) - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies in Cultural GeographyEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of American Studies, beginning September 1, 2019.

The American Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Cultural Geography. Ours is among the oldest American Studies undergraduate majors in the U.S. We are a small, vibrant program with close relations with the programs of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, and Cinema Studies, and the departments of Anthropology and Art. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will participate in the dialogue between American Studies and these other programs and departments, and who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity and excellence of the campus community.

We seek candidates with Ph.D.s in American Studies or closely related fields whose scholarship and teaching focus on U.S. cultural geography. The successful candidate will teach, alternately, four or five courses per year, including one or more core courses in the major, Introduction to Digital Humanities, courses on the cultural geography of nearby communities, and electives in their field. Applicants must have a strong record of teaching and scholarship, and must receive their Ph.D. no later than August 2019.

Please submit applications through Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/53451. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that should include evidence of a commitment to the value of diversity and experience with inclusive teaching, and a representative sample of current scholarship.

  • Applications received by October 10, 2018 will receive full consideration. Interviews will be conducted electronically in late October. For further information contact Professor Laura Saltz, Search Committee Chair, lsaltz@colby.edu.

Georgetown University (DC) - TT Asst. Professor in the Culture & Politics Program - Human Rights and/or HumanitarianismEdit

The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University invites applications for a new tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor with a focus on culture and politics. The position will start in Fall 2019. We seek candidates with research expertise in human rights and/or humanitarianism who have a demonstrated interdisciplinary background in cultural/social theory as it relates to global politics. Regional specialization and disciplinary field are open, but an international component is required. We encourage candidates who draw from multiple disciplinary and methodological approaches.

Applicants should have exceptional scholarly promise and substantial research accomplishments. The appointment is attached to the Culture and Politics (CULP) undergraduate major within the School of Foreign Service (SFS). CULP is a large interdisciplinary undergraduate program that emphasizes critical social inquiry within a transnational/global context, interrelating questions of power structures and identity.  

The search committee will evaluate applicant teaching records and potential for excellence both in the classroom and in the related areas of course design, curricular development, and student mentoring. Preference will be given to applicants with teaching experience who have completed their Ph.D. The teaching load is two courses per semester, which includes the CULP major’s undergraduate Gateway course “Theorizing Culture and Politics.” The SFS offers a rigorous four-year undergraduate program in international studies, as well as several master’s degrees in area studies, security studies, global human development, and international affairs. Opportunities for interdisciplinary dialogue on human rights and humanitarianism span the university and bridge scholarly and practitioner arenas, such as the Institute for the Study of International Migration, Global Human Development Program, SFS area studies programs, and Institute for Racial Justice.

In order to apply, please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a representative scholarly writing sample, and teaching materials (if available: sample syllabi, teaching evaluations, and a brief statement of preferred teaching approach).

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted through the following link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11907 . Faxed, emailed, or mailed applications will not be accepted. Questions about the online application system should be directed to Sarah Nebbeling, Assistant Director of Faculty Affairs, at ska60@georgetown.edu. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Shiloh Krupar, Director of the Culture and Politics Program, at srk34@georgetown.edu.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

  • Applications received by November 1, 2018 will be given full consideration; review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Georgetown University in Qatar - Adv. Assoc. or Full Professor - American StudiesEdit

Georgetown University in Qatar invites applications for a core faculty Full Professor or Advanced Associate Professor position in American Studies. Core faculty positions are full-time positions designed to replicate the institutional commitment to academic freedom and professional opportunities associated with tenure-track and tenured appointments.

We are especially interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in American politics and/or American relations with the world, broadly construed. We will consider candidates with a Ph.D. in American Studies and other relevant fields. The successful candidate will have experience in teaching and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students. Experience in developing and/or managing graduate programs in American Studies is highly desirable. The successful applicant may be asked to teach a graduate seminar on theories and methods in American Studies. Applicants must have substantial research accomplishments and demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and research.

The teaching load for core faculty is 2-2. Colleagues with senior core faculty status are eligible to apply for periodic research sabbaticals.

Qatar offers a diverse, safe, and family-friendly environment. Compensation and expatriate benefits packages are extremely competitive. GU-Q provides generous research support and support for conference travel. Faculty members at GU-Q are eligible to apply for Qatar National Priorities Research Program grants from the Qatar National Research Fund for various research opportunities.

For more information on GU-Q, see https://www.qatar.georgetown.edu. For a glimpse of what it is like to teach and live in Qatar, see: https://youtu.be/HNoERrWln4k.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should provide a cover letter detailing teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, and the names of three scholarly references. All application materials should be emailed to: GUQ-AMST@georgetown.edu. Please reference “American Studies Search” in the subject line. Faxed applications will not be accepted. Queries about the position should be directed to Dr. Karine Walther, chairperson of the search committee at: kvw@georgetown.edu

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 www.dualcareer-rheinland.de.

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 (dekanat@phil.hhu.de).

  • The closing date for applications is 31.05.2018.

Princeton University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor in American Jewish StudiesEdit

The Program in American Studies at Princeton University invites applications from scholars who specialize in American Jewish Studies. The successful candidate may work on any scholarly area that engages with the lives, thought, and culture of Jewish people living in North America, past or present. The time period and field of specialization are open, but the search will prioritize scholars who can enhance the strengths of the Program, soon to become a Center for the Study of America, as it develops an interdisciplinary, collaborative, and integrated mission of teaching and scholarship. Minimum qualifications include a record of academic excellence, and demonstrated success or the potential for success in interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching. A Ph.D. in a relevant field in the humanities or in the social sciences must be expected, but preference will be given to candidates with a completed degree.

  • Review of files will begin November 1, 2018. Applicants should provide a letter of application, curriculum vitae, research statement outlining the dissertation or book as well as future plans, and one chapter- or article-length writing sample. Applicants should also provide contact information for at least three recommenders as part of the online application process. For candidates who do not yet have a Ph.D., the recommendation of the principal advisor must include precise information on the present status of the dissertation and the likelihood of completion by summer 2019. This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Please apply online at: https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/8081

Princeton University (NJ) - Assoc. or Full Professor - Latino Studies (Program in American Studies)Edit

The Program in American Studies seeks applications for a faculty position in the area of Latino Studies, at the rank of associate or full professor. We welcome applicants from all fields of specialization, though preference will be given to candidates whose work, while rooted in Latino Studies, engages meaningfully with American Studies. We are particularly interested in scholars whose research takes a multi-method social science approach, emphasizing qualitative and/or interpretivist perspectives. The successful candidate will be appointed fully in American Studies. Interested candidates should apply online at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/8061 with a brief statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.

  • Applications received by October 1, 2018 will receive priority review. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

San José State University (CA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - American Studies/American LiteratureEdit

Humanities. Specialization: American Studies/American Literature. Job Opening ID (JOID): 24794. Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track) or Associate Professor (Tenured).

Qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies, English Literature (focus on American Literature), or related field by start of appointment, a strong teaching record at the undergraduate level, and evidence of the ability to publish and engage in professional activities in the area of specialization. Area of Specialization: American Studies/American Literature (any historical period). The department especially welcomes candidates who pursue transnational American Studies. Area of Competence: American Cultures. The department embraces a diversity of disciplinary approaches to enduring human questions and contemporary social justice issues.

Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Preferred: Training or interest in: Transnational American Studies; American arts and literature; John Steinbeck; digital humanities. Experience with and/or interest in team-teaching. Experience with and/or interest in the public humanities and/or arts administration.

Responsibilities: In addition to courses in area of specialization and/or the lower division team-taught American Cultures GE sequence, the candidate will be expected to teach coursework in the English Department and may take a leadership role in the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies. Scholarship, committee work, and department service are expected.

Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Starting Date: August 15, 2019 Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

  • Application Procedures: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, evidence of teaching proficiency (e.g., student evaluation), description of research plans, writing sample (preferably 5000 words or less), and at least three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information by November 30, 2018 via https://apply.interfolio.com/56629 to the attention of Prof. Shannon Rose Riley, Chair, Humanities Department, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0092. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
  • I was told by a friend who works there that she thinks the job is already hers. It might be, but I'm wondering if applying would still be worth the effort. Anyone know anything about the programme and department?
    • Hmm. Skeptical of above post. IP address is from San Jose. Seems you might already know plenty about the department, and could certainly ask your friend in any case. Internal candidate trying to discourage people from applying? 

Sonoma State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Black/African American Studies and Visual Culture/ArtEdit

DEPARTMENT OF AMERICAN MULTICULTURAL STUDIES

(Tenure-Track) Assistant or Associate Professor Areas: Black/African American Studies and Visual Culture/Art Starting Fall 2019

Refer to #104668 on all correspondence and inquiries regarding this position.

We seek qualified candidates whose work broadly focuses on Black/African American Studies and visual culture/art, with preference given to candidates with expertise in digital humanities and/or culture. Candidates may focus on the intersection of Black/African American history or culture with any of the following: music, dance, film, visual art, digital media. Areas of expertise relevant to Black/African American Studies and digital humanities/culture may include (but are not limited to): digital identities and representation, social media, digital literacy and ethics, gaming, digital methodologies.

Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to teach AMCS courses, maintain scholarly activities, advise AMCS students, and participate in department, school, and university-wide committees and other service activities. Applicants should expect to teach lower-division and upper-division AMCS courses to advanced majors as well as students meeting general education requirements. Applicants may also co-teach in year-long learning communities. 12-units per semester is the standard teaching load; however, this teaching load is reduced by two courses per academic year during the first two years of a tenure-track faculty member's probationary period.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: To be recommended for appointment, the candidate must have a PhD in Black/African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, English, Sociology, History, Political Science, Women and Gender Studies or other related field by the time of appointment.

RANK AND SALARY: Salary and service credit, and rank depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. The salary for Assistant Professor is $75,212. The salary for Associate Professor is $84,600.

HOW TO APPLY: To apply for this position, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After submitting the application letter and curriculum vitae, please proceed to My Career Tools to attach the additional required documents. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. PDFs are the preferred format for all submissions. Once you have submitted all materials, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email facultysearch@sonoma.edu. Applications submitted to the faculty search email address will not be considered, so please use the http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs link above.

Please submit: Required

Application letter that includes; Research interests, Teaching Philosophy and expertise, and service to the discipline and/or community.
Curriculum vitae
Contact Information for three (3) references to be contacted by the committee members

Additional Required Documents- Email this writing sample as a Word or PDF attachment to amcssearch@sonoma.edu

Article or chapter length writing sample

Official transcripts may be required at the time of hire.

Sonoma State University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor any international candidates for this cycle. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.

Questions concerning this position may be directed to: Christina Baker: Christina.baker@sonoma.edu (707) 664-2928

Questions concerning the application process may be directed to: facultysearch@sonoma.edu. #104668 PLEASE REFER TO THIS NUMBER ON ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND INQUIRIES REGARDING THIS POSITION.

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications received by October 7, 2018 will be given full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.

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 https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/postings/1682

  • 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.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (MD) - TT Asst. Professor in American Studies: Public HumanitiesEdit

The Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a position in public humanities at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in the 2019-2020 academic year. We are seeking a dynamic, engaged scholar who is committed to interdisciplinary approaches, creative research and pedagogy, and program building.

Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D. in American Studies or a closely related field. Successful candidates should have promising publishing agendas, experience in the classroom, and Ph.D. in hand by August 2019.

We encourage applications from candidates with experience in public humanities and with research specialization in some combination of the following fields: race, critical ethnic studies, indigenous studies, ethnography, or social justice. The successful candidate will teach core American studies courses, such as our methods and research seminars. We seek a candidate who will contribute to our growing department and augment its existing strengths in analyzing place, community, and identity from a local and transnational perspective. We invite candidates who have a strong commitment to equity in higher education and to supporting a diverse population of students. The teaching load is 2/3, and every junior faculty member is entitled to two course releases in support of research, usually following contract renewal.

The Department of American Studies is one of the oldest interdisciplinary departments at UMBC and has served as a vital incubator for several other interdisciplinary programs and departments across campus. We focus on original and engaged student research and offer an undergraduate bachelor of arts as well as minors in American studies, Asian American studies, and an emphasis in public humanities.

As a dynamic public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, the campus of UMBC, with almost 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students, reflects the wealth of ethnic and cultural diversity in the region. UMBC is especially proud of the diversity of its student body, and we seek to attract an equally diverse applicant pool for this position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity. We encourage applications from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae with list of relevant courses taught or developed, writing sample, a separate statement discussing your commitment to or experience in fostering inclusive excellence, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/52154.

  • For best consideration, apply by November 16, 2018. Initial interviews will be conducted using Skype. For questions concerning this position, contact Tamara Bhalla, hiring committee chair, at tbhalla@umbc.edu.

University of Southern California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of Transpacific Asian American Studies in the Dept. of American Studies & EthnicityEdit

The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is seeking one tenure-track assistant professor in the field of American Studies and Ethnic Studies with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2019. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar trained in the humanities and/or social sciences.  The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate field of study prior to appointment.

The candidate’s research should engage Transpacific Asian American studies that goes beyond the U.S. Nation-state; utilize comparative (across national borders) and/or multilingual approaches; and acknowledge the importance of the Pacific and its islands to the formation of the transpacific. A successful applicant will have a broad knowledge of Asian American literatures and cultures in addition to any other areas included in Transpacific Asian American Studies, and should also expect to be active with the Center for Transpacific Studies.

We will begin reviewing applications on October 5, 2018. Applications should include: 1) A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate's qualifications for the position, with areas of specialization, research and teaching interests clearly identified, 2) a current CV, 3) the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC for a letter of reference 4) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages). In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the "Apply" link at the top or bottom of this page.  

To learn more about the Department, visit our website at http://dornsife.usc.edu/ase/

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.

  • Review of applications will begin October 5, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be held via Skype.

University of Virginia (VA) - - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - - Contemporary Native North American StudiesEdit

The University of Virginia American Studies Program, the Dept. of Anthropology, and the Dept. of Religious Studies invite applications for a joint tenure-track position in Native North American Studies at the rank of assistant or associate professor. The position will be a joint appointment in American Studies and in either Anthropology or Religious Studies, and responsibilities will include service and teaching half-time in both units. Applicants must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in American Studies, Anthropology, Religious Studies, or other relevant fields by August 2019 and must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

We seek scholars who are actively engaged with one or more Native North American communities, and whose scholarship is centered around Native perspectives, past and/or present. The candidate must be able to make connections with disciplinary conversations taking place in either Anthropology or Religious Studies, as well as to the interdisciplinary framework of American Studies. The successful candidate will have broad knowledge of their Ph.D. field, deep expertise about a particular culture, region, or community, and an ongoing program of research and publication.

We encourage candidates whose work could engage with Native Americans of Eastern North America and/or with recently federally recognized Virginia Tribes. We welcome comparative approaches to Native North America that include global indigeneity, as well as work solely rooted in North America writ large (including US territories overseas).

Background on UVa: The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in scholarly networks at UVa such as the Americas Center/Centro de las Amricas, Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, Mellon Indigenous Arts Initiative, Mellon Global South Initiative, Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies. and Power, Violence and Inequality Collective. The American Studies Program is also home to minors in Asian Pacific American Studies and Latinx Studies. The Anthropology Dept. is launching major concentrations in "Indigenous Worlds," "Culture and Communication," and "Material Culture and Heritage" in 2019-20. The Dept. of Religious Studies offers MA and Ph.D. programs in American Religions, is launching in 2019 a number of interdisciplinary research clusters of potential relevance, and hosts a humanities lab on religion, race, and democracy.

This position is part of a pan-University, interdisciplinary cluster hire in Race and Inequality. This cross-Grounds initiative builds on UVa's commitment to creating, advancing, and sustaining a research mission devoted to the study of race, civil rights, and social justice. The cluster includes four tenure-track searches to be conducted by departments across the College of Arts & Sciences, with participation by the humanities, science, and social science divisions, as well as the School of Law and the Curry School of Education.

To apply, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu and search on Posting Number 0624045. Complete a Candidate Profile and attach a cover letter describing research agenda and teaching experience, a CV, a list of three references, a statement describing your contributions to diversity and inclusion (https://eocr.virginia.edu/Contribution-IE-Applicants) (Other 1), and a sample article or chapter-length scholarly work (Other 2).

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 and the search will remain open until filled. For questions regarding the position or application process contact Sylvia Chong, Chair, Search Committee, schong@virginia.edu.

Wellesley College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Asian American StudiesEdit

The Wellesley College American Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the level of assistant professor in the field of Asian American Studies, to begin Fall 2019. This position involves a four course per year teaching load, at all levels of the curriculum, and will include teaching an introductory course in Asian American Studies. The position also includes advising students in the Asian American Studies minor and participating in programming for American Studies.

We will consider advanced doctoral students as well as early-career assistant professors (Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered). The ideal candidate would be an excellent teacher with a breadth of interests appropriate to a liberal arts undergraduate institution as well as a strong commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship. Preference will be given to the fields of American Studies, ethnic studies, history, anthropology, sociology, media studies, performance studies, and art history. Candidates with community-oriented research, teaching, and engagement are especially encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted online through the college's career application website ( https://career.wellesley.edu). Please submit the following: a letter of application, a c.v., a graduate school transcript, a brief statement of teaching experience and research interests, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.)

  • The committee will begin its review on October 1, 2018, though applications will be accepted until October 15, 2018. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our online application system, please email us at working@wellesley.edu.

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Columbia University (NY) - Lecturer in Discipline - Center for American StudiesEdit

The Center for American Studies at Columbia University invites applications for a position at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline to begin January 1, 2019. This is a full-time position with appointment in the Department of English and Comparative Literature. The initial appointment is for one year with renewal for three and a half more years based on satisfactory performance.

American Studies is the academic center for civic engagement at Columbia, with a flexible curriculum that introduces students to American texts and American history—through which they gain a deeper sense of the ideas and vocabulary shaping contemporary public discourse in culture, history, and politics. We are seeking a dedicated undergraduate teacher and scholar who shares this commitment to civic education and is prepared to teach courses in early American literature and culture, supervise senior theses, advise majors, participate in public programs, and contribute to the Center’s partnerships with organizations inside and outside the University. The Center maintains a close relationship with the Core Curriculum of Columbia College, and the Lecturer will be expected each year to teach one section of the “Contemporary Civilization” course on western political philosophy required of second-year College students. In addition to this course, the candidate will teach three courses in American Studies.

Applicants must hold the Ph.D. at the time of application. Please submit a letter of application, vita and contact information for three references.

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Immigration, Cultures, and Law - American Culture Studies (AMCS)Edit

The Program in American Culture Studies (AMCS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in “Immigration, Cultures, and Law,” for the academic year 2019-2020 with the possibility of renewal for a second academic year, contingent upon satisfactory performance; duties starting in the Fall semester of 2019.  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.

We are particularly interested in applicants, academics and/or practitioners, whose research, teaching, and practice (1) have a strong theoretical awareness, and deeply engage substantive empirical, ethnographic, and/or historical materials; (2) center on the richly-informed study of immigration in relation to America (broadly defined), especially as immigration issues intersect with cultural dynamics and legal issues; (3) speak to public debates about immigration, the law, identity, exclusion, citizenship, borders, and race/ethnicity.

Candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2015, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2019.  The Fellow will receive a salary of $55,000 per year, plus benefits, a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend, and the possibility for a workshop to support the peer review of a polished book manuscript.

Interested Applicants will need to submit a Cover Letter and CV as part of the online application process.  

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Environment/Environmental Justice - American Culture Studies (AMCS)Edit

The Program in American Culture Studies (AMCS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in “Environment/Environmental Justice,” for the academic year 2019-2020 with the possibility of renewal for a second academic year, contingent upon satisfactory performance; duties starting in the Fall semester of 2019.  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.

We are particularly interested in applicants, academics and/or practitioners, whose research, teaching, and practice (1) have a strong theoretical awareness, and deeply engage substantive empirical, ethnographic, and/or historical materials; (2) center on the richly-informed study of environmental issues, problems, and debates in relation to America (broadly defined), especially questions of science and science studies, justice, inequality, race/ethnicity (and other social contrasts), sustainability, industry, state power, and public health; (3) speak to historical and/or contemporary public debates about environmental issues and problems, such as climate change, disasters, land use, indigeneity, and natural resources.

Candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2015, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2019.  The Fellow will receive a salary of $55,000 per year, plus benefits, a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend, and the possibility for a workshop to support the peer review of a polished book manuscript.

Interested Applicants will need to submit a Cover Letter and CV as part of the online application process.  

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2018-2019Edit

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