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Page for academic positions in Ethnic and/or Cultural Studies that start in 2013.

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NEW PAGE for 2014 jobs: Ethnic Studies 2013-2014


OTHER RELEVANT PAGESEdit

For jobs in Ethnic American Literature (including Asian-American, Latino/a and Native American) that start in 2013, see Ethnic American Lit 2013. For jobs in African-American Literature, see African American 2013.

For jobs in US Ethnic History that start in 2013 (including Chicano/a-Latino/a, African-American, and Native American History) see: US History 2012-13.

See also: American Studies 2013

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2012-2013 TENURE-TRACK/FULL-TIME JOBS in Ethnic and/or Cultural StudiesEdit

Amherst College U.S. Latino Studies/American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWEdit

Amherst College invites applications for a full-time tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with a specialization in U.S. Latino Studies.  The appointment will be contingent upon a tenure review.  Applicants must have a social science or historical focus. The position will be housed half in the Department of American Studies and half in another appropriate department. Significant scholarly achievement and a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting with a diverse student population are essential. The successful candidate will teach two courses each semester and direct senior honors theses; annual teaching responsibilities will include courses at all levels from first-year courses and core courses in the relevant departments to specialized advanced seminars. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. and have broad intellectual interests and a proven track record of excellence in scholarship and in undergraduate teaching. To apply, please submit as PDFs tohttps://jobs.amherst.edu/view/opportunity/id/504 a letter of application that lists departments in addition to American Studies that would provide an appropriate affiliation for you at the College, a CV, syllabi for courses relevant to Latino Studies, one writing sample of approximately 8,000 words or not to exceed 30 pages, and the names and email addresses of three individuals to whom we may write to solicit recommendations.  Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012, and continue until the position is filled.  Candidates who submit their materials by January 15, 2013, will be assured full consideration.

  • SUBMITTED REQUESTED MATERIAL 12/15; LETTERS REQUESTED 
  • Anyone else have info?  
  • Notification about Skype Interview 02/11

Binghamton University (SUNY) - Asst. Professor, Asian-American StudiesEdit

Assistant Professor, Asian American Studies. Binghamton University's Asian and Asian American Studies Department seeks applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Asian American studies beginning Fall 2013. We especially welcome specialists in ethnic studies, urban studies, gender studies, social movements, law, or labor. Ph.D. is required by time of appointment.

  • Submit cover letter, CV, research and teaching statements, and three letters of references to http://binghamton.interviewexchange.com by 12/15/12. Binghamton University is an AAEO Employer. Contact: Robert Ku at jku@binghamton.edu.
  • Rejection via email 1/15

Brown University - Assistant Professor, Latina/o Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Brown University's Department of American Studies seeks applications for a tenure-track position in Latina/o Studies. Applicants should have a strong foundation in Latina/o Studies, which can come from a range of disciplinary homes, as well as experience with interdisciplinary scholarship. We seek candidates whose primary focus is Latina/o Studies from a cultural, historical, and/or socio-political perspective. We are looking for scholars who demonstrate an interest in race, ethnicity, and public humanities because faculty in the Department of American Studies work closely with other academic units at Brown, particularly the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America, the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, and the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2013, or as soon as possible thereafter. Qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate research promise and accomplishments appropriate to rank, and be prepared to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand or firmly expected by July 2013 and must show promise of significant scholarship and teaching ability.

  • Application Instructions: For fullest consideration, please submit letter of application and CV no later than October 1, 2012. Should the committee require additional materials, a request will follow.
  • Also posted at American Studies 2013
  • Any news? (10/27)
  • Request for more material (10/31) x4
  • Any news (12/3)?
  • No news here (12/5) x3
  • received request for skype interview (12/11) x2
  • Did the request come via email or phone?
  • phone x2
  • Campus visit scheduled (01/05)
  • Offer extended and accepted

Bucknell University - TT Position in Latin American Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Bucknell University's Latin American Studies Program invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Latin American Studies to begin August 2013. PhD at time of appointment is preferred. The successful candidate will be a Latin Americanist with interests in interdisciplinary work in the Social Sciences and/or Arts and Humanities, a commitment to undergraduate teaching, potential for excellent scholarly or artistic work in Latin American Studies, research and/or teaching experience in Latin America, and fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese. While we intend to hire at the Assistant Professor rank, outstanding senior candidates will be given full consideration. Senior candidates with sufficient experience may be considered for hire with tenure pending approval of departmental and university committees.

This position is open to any discipline and field of specialization within Latin American Studies. If all other criteria are equal, particular consideration will be given to candidates who evidence a specialization in one or more of the following: political/economic/historical perspectives on Latin America, Brazil, Afro-Latin American cultures, social movements, sub-regional studies, intellectual or religious currents.

  • All materials must be submitted via the Jobs at Bucknell website: www.bucknell.edu/jobs. Applicant Review Date: 10-15-2012
  • Does anyone know what they mean by "summary course evaluations"? Does this mean we forward a few years?
  • I heard from one of my recommenders that they have requested letters of recommendation (x2)
    • Contacted for phone interview 11/1 (x2)
    • Any news here?
    • Nothing since skype interview
    • Rejection email stating the postion has been filled. 1/7

California State University, Fresno - TT Assistant Professor - African Experience in Latin America - SEARCH CANCELLEDEdit

Chicano Latin American Studies / Africana Studies. Tenure-track position. This will be an appointment shared equally, with CLAS as the primary department and the new hire will work directly with faculty and students from each discipline. For more information and to apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/292930

  • To ensure the full consideration, apply by 11/30/2012.
  • Any news? (12/15)
  • Application acknowledgement plus request to fill out university forms (12/20)
  • Request for interview by phone (1/9)
  • Any news? 
  • Committee member contacted one reference for phone conversation; and request for official transcripts (2/1) x 2 
  • Any news? (2/15) x2
  • Received an e-mail on behalf of chair saying that the search has been cancelled. (2/23)

California State University, Fresno - TT Asst. Professor, Women's Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

California State University, Fresno is a learning-centered University. We believe learning thrives when a strong and active commitment to diversity is shared by all. This is because learning can only take place in a climate where differing points of view are welcome, and diversity of all kinds is valued by everyone. Fresno State has been recognized by the Federal government as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI). Fresno State has been recognized in the Community Engagement classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.

  • Available for Academic Year: 2013/2014. Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. Instructional Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Position Characteristics: The successful candidate will specialize in feminist intersectional approaches to the study of African American, Southeast Asian American, Chican@, Mexican American, Central American, or Indigenous and Native American lives. In addition, successful applicants will bring the potential to expand course offerings on women and any of the following: California, incarceration, LGBTQI, immigration, environmental studies, and/or health studies. This position will teach courses such as: feminist theories, history of feminisms, feminist research methods, and a seminar on feminist activism. Other courses may include Introduction to Women's Studies, Critical Thinking-Gender Issues, Women of Color in the US, Diversity in the US: Race, Class, and Gender, Representations of Women, and Introduction to Gay and Lesbian Studies.
  • Academic Preparation: An earned doctorate in Women's Studies or a related field for appointment to a tenure-track position is required. A Ph.D. is preferred; however, a Psy. D., or an Ed.D. will be considered if other qualifications are met. The doctorate must be completed no later than July 1, 2013.
  • Teaching Or Other Experience: Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to Women's Studies and experience with interdisciplinary programs. Teaching experience in Women's Studies is preferred. Scholarly publications and conference participation are requirements of the position. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and be able to engage with diverse communities in the central California region. Preference will be given to candidates who, in addition to English, speak one of the languages spoken by residents of California's Central Valley (such as Spanish and Hmong). For additional information on the University's commitment to diversity visit: http://www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity.
  • Application Instructions: Apply online at http://jobs.fresnostate.edu and submit the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a sample Introduction to Women's Studies syllabus, 4) unofficial transcripts, and 5) contact information for six references. As screening proceeds, candidates will be asked to submit three letters of reference, a writing sample, and an official transcript. At least one reference should be able to address experience from the past five years that is relevant to this position.
  • Open Until Filled: To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 11/15/2012. Searches automatically close on 4/1/2013 if not filled.
    • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2013
    • From Women's Studies page: "contacted via email to request a phone interview and additional materials (11/26)"
    • Campus interviews completed

Claremont Colleges (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Latina/o Studies - OFFER ACCEPTED Edit

The Claremont Colleges invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Chicana/o Latina/o Studies. A Ph.D. in Chicana/o—Latina/o Studies or related interdisciplinary studies is preferred. We are seeking candidates with interdisciplinary training and a creative approach to cutting edge scholarship. The teaching load for this appointment will be five courses annually. The successful candidate will be expected to teach the capstone interdisciplinary senior seminar in CLS, an interdisciplinary methods course, and additional courses in his or her fields of expertise. He or she will be expected to work collaboratively in an intercollegiate and interdisciplinary setting.

A Ph.D. is required and teaching experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and teaching, as well as the promise of a productive research program. Send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi, a brief description of your research, reprints, and three letters of reference to https://AcademicJobsOnline.org

The appointment for this position will be to the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies at The Claremont Colleges and to Scripps College.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 16, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. Professor Maria Soldatenko is the Chair of the search.
  • Confirmation of receipt of materials after application deadline.
  • Skype Interview Scheduled (01/25) via phone.  x4
  • Please, let the rest of us know if you hear about invites for campus visits x2
  • Email extending invitation for campus visit (02/08)   x2 (via phone)
  • Does anyone know if an offer has been made?
  • Offer made & accepted --anyone know who?  Is it public yet? 

Clayton State University (GA) - TT Asst. Prof. - Joint Appt. English /  Af-Am StudiesEdit

The Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and English at Clayton State University invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American Studies and English, beginning August 1, 2013. This 10-month position involves teaching 4 courses per semester (excluding summer) divided between African American Studies and English, and the faculty member will be housed in both parent departments (the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies oversees the program in African American Studies, and the Department of English oversees the program in English).

We are seeking a well-rounded person with a specialization in African American Studies in a global context, Caribbean Literature, and survey of literature courses. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

An earned Ph.D. in English or African American Studies, or a closely related discipline. ABD candidates with a firm dissertation defense date may be considered. :Candidate must have a minimum of 18 credit hours of graduate studies that can reasonably be applied to English and African American Studies.
Experience teaching at the college level in English and African American Studies.
A record of excellent college teaching.
Knowledge of the application of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
Evidence of scholarly presentation and publication potential.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

Ability and desire to perform research with undergraduate students in area of expertise.
Desire to teach African Literature.
Desire to participate in Distance Learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in English and undergraduate courses in African American Studies.
Advise students in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Service on University, College, Department, and Program-level Committees and community service.
Engage in an active research agenda in African American Studies and English.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Applications received by February 15, 2013, are assured full consideration. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of research interests, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for three current references. Further procedures can be found here: https://adminsystems2.clayton.edu/faculty_jobs/

CSU is nationally recognized as a leader in the use of information technology to transform teaching, learning, and other aspects of the collegiate experience. Clayton State University is a Senior Unit of the University of System of Georgia and is fully accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS).

College of Charleston - African-American Studies Edit

The African American Studies Program invites applications for an experienced full-time faculty member in African American Studies to begin August 16, 2013. We seek an academic leader who has achieved national distinction as a scholar and teacher meriting a tenured appointment at the rank of associate professor or higher. The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies or a related discipline and will teach exclusively in African American Studies. Area of specialization is open, but preference may be given to applicants with scholarly and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas, as they relate to African American history and culture: art, art history, music, ethnomusicology, or performance studies. The minimum salary for this position is $80,000. The teaching load is 3/3; demonstrated teaching ability and an active research agenda is required. A Ph.D. is required.

  • Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, and a short writing sample (no more than 20 pages) by October 26, 2012 to: Dr. Conseula Francis, African American Studies, College of Charleston, 66 George Street, Charleston, SC 29424.

Colorado State University - Ethnic Studies / African American Studies (TT Asst.) - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS Edit

The Ethnic Studies Department at Colorado State University invites applications for a 9-month entry-level tenure track position in African American Studies. This is an Assistant Professor position and salary is commensurate with qualifications. Starting Date: August 16, 2013.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Required qualifications include doctorate degree completed by August 15, 2013. The applicant must demonstrate potential excellence in research/scholarship in African American Studies; potential for excellence in teaching/advising; potential for excellence in service/outreach; and strong interpersonal and communication skills. The qualified applicant must be able to teach our African American courses. Preferred qualifications include an applicant's familiarity with the field of ethnic studies and ability to teach our core course ETST100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

  • Closing Date for Application: Full consideration will be extended to those applications received by the application deadline of September 27, 2012. Review of applications will commence on that date.
  • Any movement on this one? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? (11/29)
  • Phone interview in October. Not invited to campus. No update beyond that. 
  • Campus interviews have been scheduled and may be complete. (12/8)

Columbia College Chicago - Asian Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

  • The Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Interdisciplinary Humanities, Asian Studies, with special emphasis on modern Chinese or South Asian culture and languages, beginning in Fall 2013. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability and willingness to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary department and with a wide range of students, staff, and fellow faculty.
  • Minimum Education & Experience: Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant area of the humanities, demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a willingness to work with undergraduates in a liberal arts setting, and have a record of scholarly accomplishment or promise.
  • How to Apply: To view the complete application and apply, please visit: https://employment.colum.edu (Job ID 100485).
  • IMPORTANT: At the start of the online application please upload ONE document that combines your cover letter, a curriculum vitae with the names of at least 3 references, and a statement of teaching philosophy and research interests. Do not upload each document separately. The title of your document should be less than 60 characters and saved as a word.doc, word.dox, or PDF. Complete the online application including adding the names and contact information for three professional references. You will receive an email confirmation once you have successfully submitted your application. Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013.
  • Visit http://www.colum.edu/EmploymentServices for application guidelines. If you experience technical difficulties please email careers@colum.edu. No phone calls or hard copy materials. Questions can be directed to Search Committee Chair, Dr. Joan Erdman at jerdman@colum.edu.

Columbia College Chicago - TT Assistant Professor Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

  • The Department of Humanities, History, and Social Sciences at Columbia College Chicago, an urban institution of over 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students emphasizing arts, media, and communications in a liberal arts setting, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Cultural Studies, starting Fall 2013.
  • Responsibilities include: full-time undergraduate teaching load (3/3), including cultural studies courses at all levels; scholarship and professional activity; student advising; and service to the college and community.
  • A Ph.D. in a relevant area(s) of expertise is required. Candidates must have teaching experience at the undergraduate level and demonstrate teaching effectiveness, a willingness to work with undergraduates in a liberal arts setting, and have a record of scholarly accomplishment or promise.
  • To view the complete application and apply, visit: https://employment.colum.edu (Job ID 100487).Columbia College Chicago encourages qualified female, LGBTQ, disabled, and minority individuals to apply for all positions.
  • Anyone know what's going on with this one? Most of the ads came out after they started reviewing (x3).
  • This position received a very large pool of applicants, like all other jobs on the market currently. And I saw at least two ads for this position before the Nov 30 review date. <--Where? They weren't on national joblists like Chronicle, H-Net, Inside Higher Ed, MLA, etc., until after. <--Announcements were passed around through the faculty and shared with listhosts.
  • Please do not delete others' comments or questions.
  • This program has been under a lot of scrutiny by the college and it hasn't been a pretty process. They have a lot of lecturers that are applying for the job and might have the inside track.
  • Fair enough. They have some great people there in non-tenure positions. <-- Really? Exactly what is fair about posting a job, and inviting candidates to spend time and money to submit an application and dossier, if it is already known before the job is posted that outside candidates are not really going to get a fair look? I get it that this is sometimes done to meet arbitrary institutional demands, but using the word "fair" to describe the practice sugarcoats it in a way that Dick Cheney would admire.<--- I bet if you were the highly qualified person already working there you would think it fair that you had a better shot than someone who doesn't already work there. Certainly, the fact that the are required to advertise it nationally despite having an "inside" candidate (if they do) is not fair to anyone. I don't think anyone was saying that. <-- I never thought the phrase "fair enough" meant anything at all about the justice of a situation; rather, it's an expression of understanding. That is, that if a person understands Columbia College's situation, it is understandable as to why they would have a lot of, for lack of a better term, "insiders." If anyone applying for this job bothered to do research about the institution, they would know that the majority of the faculty are adjuncts, and it is understandable that many are applying for the position!
  • Does the person posting information about how the ad was dispersed have an idea when candidates might be contacted for interviews? <--March at the latest. CCC has a history of hiring at the last minute, a lot of decisions are made at the end of the semester or over the summer.
  • Any word? 2/6
  • Contacted to schedule a phone interview. (2/15/2013) (x2)
  • Campus interviews scheduled- 3/6

Emory University - Assistant Professor - Black Feminist Theory and/or Feminist Theories of Race - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS Edit

FROM MLA JIL 09/28/12

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Emory University announces a position at the assistant professor rank in Black Feminist Theory and/or Feminist Theories of Race. Emory University has strengths in feminist theory, African-American Studies, postcolonial studies, as well as comparative and area studies, and WGSS wishes to enhance its contributions to these fields. We are open to a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological approaches that foreground the relationships among gender, sexuality, and race. The ability to teach feminist theories on both graduate and undergraduate levels is important. The appointment is 100% within the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The department strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minorities.

  • We will begin screening applicants October 15, 2012 and will continue until the position is filled. We plan on bringing finalists to campus for interviews in late November through early December 2012. Please send a full dossier, which includes a letter of application, your CV, a writing sample of ten thousand words, and three letters of reference via email in attachments to: wgss@emory.edu; Chair, Black Feminist Theory and/or Feminist Theories of Race Search, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Candler Library 128, Emory University, Atlanta GA 30322.
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2013
  • Received acknowledgement and affirmative action form 11/2
    • NOTE from Women's Studies page: "request for Skype interview (11/8)"
    • On-campus interviews scheduled

Georgetown University - African American StudiesEdit

Georgetown University's African American Studies Program invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track or tenured position beginning in the fall of 2013. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in African American Studies, with specialization in one of the following areas: government, performing arts, philosophy, or theology OR have a PhD in one of the four aforementioned areas, with specialization in African American Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose work is interdisciplinary, who possess a broad historical framework, and who are committed to advancing the study of African American experience, culture or history. Publication, teaching, and service records should be commensurate with experience. Candidates will be expected to have a rigorous research agenda, to teach innovative classes, and to perform service to their primary department, the African American Studies Program, and the University. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment in the government, performing arts, philosophy, or theology department and a secondary appointment in African American Studies. While tenure decisions will be made by the candidates primary department, the candidate is expected to teach and to serve in both primary and secondary appointments.

  • Applications, including cover letter, cv and three letters of recommendation, are due electronically by October 12, 2012, to Dr. Angelyn Mitchell, chair of search committee, at afamstudies@georgetown.edu.
  • Also posted at Theatre 2012-13
  • Has the search committee contacted anyone?                                                                            
  • 03/12/12 Rejection Email. . .usual, large pool of applicants 1/1 (x3)
    • Not happy to receive one, but at least happy that they notified early in the process (as opposed to committees that string EVERYONE along until the very end)
    • Any offer made? Accepted?

Georgia State University - African American Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of African-American Studies at Georgia State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2013, pending budgetary approval. The research focus is African-American Culture. Candidates with research in urban Black popular culture, the Black Arts Movement, or comparative African diaspora cultures will receive particular consideration. Graduate training in Africana Studies is preferred; a Ph.D. is required at the time of hire. Candidates will teach undergraduate and graduate courses.

  • Review of applications begins November 1, 2012 and position will remain open until filled. An offer of employment will be conditional upon background verification. Please send letter of application, CV, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair of Search Committee, Department of African-American Studies, Georgia State University, P. O. Box 4109, Atlanta, GA 30302-4109. Georgia State University is a unit of the University System of Georgia and an EEO/AA employer
  • Has anyone heard anything as of today (11/26)? Good question. Nothing on this end so far.
  • As of Dec 5th, I haven't heard anything. (x2)
  • Campus interviews scheduled (12/13)
  • Just received an email WITH ALL APPLICANT EMAILS LISTED as a cc for an applicant survey. Highly unprofessional and irritating beyond words, especially given the information of campus interviews above. (12/19)---> I wrote them an email response telling them that "all-eyes" email was a privacy violation. It's a shame no one from their department has issued an apology. Good riddance! (12/23)
  • That awkward moment when you don't receive the all applicant e-mail despite having Interfolio submit your materials a few days after the job was posted ... (x1 - submitted materials/no email)
  • Hi GSU accepted! This may sound on the random-end, but I am making the move to Atlanta - accepted a position at Uni there in Urban Studies as well. If you don't mind sending me a msg it would be wonderful to make a new contact. Congrats on the job!

Gonzaga University - Native American Studies Director (Tenure-Track)Edit

The College of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga University invites applications for a Native American Studies Director position beginning fall semester 2013. This is a tenure-track assistant or associate professor appointment for the new Native American Studies Program. The teaching load is 9 credits per year (a 2-1 teaching load), with significant additional responsibilities for developing the program. Salary and benefits are competitive. Required qualifications: Ph.D. in a scholarly area represented by the College of Arts and Sciences; evidence of research/scholarly activities in Native American Studies. Please consult the university website at www.gonzaga.edu/About/Mission/Mission-Statement/ for the Mission Statement. *Applicants are required to submit the following online: a cover letter, current CV, and three letters of recommendation, one of which must be a tribal reference and two of which must be academic references.

  • To apply or view the full position description, please visit our website at www.gonzaga.edu/employment. Position closes on November 2, 2012, at 4:00 PM.
  • Any news on this one? (12/9)

Hampshire College - Assistant Professor, African Studies - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five Colleges consortium, is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor of African Studies, to begin fall 2013. This position is located in the interdisciplinary School of Critical Social Inquiry. Discipline open. Candidates must have substantial fieldwork experience in sub-Saharan Africa, with research and teaching interests that engage one or more of the following themes: broader processes of inclusion and exclusion, rural life and development, politics and power, youth, popular culture, gender and social movements.

Hampshire faculty must be able to work successfully with people from diverse backgrounds. Hampshire College is an institution where teaching is emphasized, along with intensive individual instruction and collaborative interdisciplinary work. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly life, and contribute to the college community. Faculty will also have opportunity to participate in the Five College African Studies Council; a vibrant scholarly community with nearly thirty faculty members whose teaching and research interests are in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Ph.D. by time of appointment required. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit a cover letter describing teaching and research interests as well as educational philosophy, curriculum vitae, one sample of written work, and three letters of recommendation via our website at jobs.hampshire.edu
  • References contacted to submit letters (11/9)
  • Anyone out there know the timeline for this search?
  • contacted to schedule skype interview (12/7)
  • contacted with invitation to campus visit (12/20).

Harvard U. - Asst. Professor, Latino Studies - MLA INTERVIEWS Edit

Latino Studies: Harvard University. The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures and the Program of History and Literature seek to appoint a tenure-track assistant professor in Latino Studies. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2013. We are looking for a scholar with a combined approach between Latino and Latin-American histories, literatures and cultures. Native or near-native skills in both Spanish and English are required. Applicants should have an active record of research and publication, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the ability to design interdisciplinary courses. Teaching duties include courses in History and Literature and in Romance Languages and Literatures, as well as advising undergraduate and graduate theses.

  • Please submit a cover letter, a CV, an abstract of the dissertation and/or other major publications, the names and contact information of three references, a teaching statement, a research statement, and a writing sample through the ARIeS portal (academicpositions.harvard.edu). All application materials, including letters of reference, must be received by November 1st.
  • Also posted at Spanish and Portuguese 2012-2013
  • request for letter (11/21) (x2)
  • MLA Interview request by email (11/30)

Indiana University - Associate Professor of African American & African Diaspora Studies & History Edit

The Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies (AAADS) and the Department of History at Indiana University seek to hire a scholar of twentieth-century African American history. This joint position is at the associate professor rank, with the tenure home in AAADS. Both departments seek to build upon existing strengths in African American history and are especially interested in applicants whose work engages popular culture, social movements, and/or urban history. Scholars who have an interdisciplinary record of achievement are also encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and six letters of recommendation to Dr. Valerie Grim at vgrim@indiana.edu or by mail to Dr. Valerie Grim, Chair, Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies, Indiana University, Memorial Hall East-Room M29, Bloomington, IN 47405.

Indiana University - TT Asst. in African Diaspora Studies (including US 19th c.-present) - Dept. of American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of American Studies at Indiana University Bloomington invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in African Diaspora studies including, but not limited to, the U.S. (19th century to present), beginning fall 2013. Research and teaching interests should be interdisciplinary and may include critical race studies, gender and sexuality, and religion. Scholars with hemispheric or transnational approaches are strongly encouraged to apply. Preference given to applicants with a PhD in American Studies. PhD in hand by date of appointment.

  • Electronic applications preferred. Applicants should send a letter of application, dissertation or book abstract, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to Vivian Halloran, search committee chair, at amstsrch@indiana.edu or by mail to Department of American Studies, Ballantine Hall 521, 1020 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405. Application deadline is October 26, 2012. For further information about the department, consult our website: http://www.indiana.edu/~amst/Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
  • Also posted at American Studies 2013
  • request for writing sample (11/2) x2
  • Skype interview request by email (11/30)
  • rejection email received (12/8)
  • rejection after writing sample request (12/19); said approx 90 apps for the job.

Ithaca College, Asian American Studies, TT Assistant Professor - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS Edit

Ithaca College invites applications for a tenure-eligible Assistant Professor position to teach courses in a new minor in Asian-American Studies housed in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) beginning August 16, 2013. This is a joint
 appointment with the Department of Sociology, with the tenure unit being the CSCRE. The person in this line will teach lower (intro) and upper level courses in both units, help develop and coordinate the Asian-American Studies minor, conduct and publish research, and participate in service to the department, campus, community, and profession. We seek a colleague who has a critical approach to the study of race and is committed to diversity and social justice.

Ph.D. is preferred at the time of appointment; however, ABD candidates who have made significant progress towards completion of their degree are also encouraged to apply. The Ph.D. may be in Asian-American Studies or Ethnic/ Inter-disciplinary studies with a specialization in Sociology. Alternatively, it can be in Sociology with a specialization in Asian-American Studies. Preference will be given to candidates whose work addresses racial injustice and equity from a critical perspective as these relate to Asian Americans. Candidates must have an active research and scholarly agenda and 
evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level.

  • Interested individuals should apply on line at https://apply.icjobs.org/postings/21379 and attach a letter of application stating scholarly agenda and teaching experience, and a current curriculum vita. Under separate cover, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: 
Chair, Asian American Search Committee, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity,
Ithaca College, 
953 Danby Rd.
Ithaca, NY 14850. Questions about the online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274 8000. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 16, 2012.
  • i think they finished with campus interviews last week '(2/25). 

John Jay College, CUNY - TT Asst. Professor - Africana Studies / Cultural Studies  - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor for fall 2013 with a specialization in Cultural Studies. Applicants from a wide-range of fields including the fine arts and the humanities, as well as relevant social sciences, are encouraged to apply. The department is particularly interested in someone with a stated interdisciplinary expertise, whose research and teaching interests intersect with popular culture and justice with a demonstrable interest in Africana themes.

The successful candidate will conduct research and teach courses related to understanding popular culture, aesthetics, and spirituality as they relate to struggle, justice, and identity, with a focus on peoples of Africana heritage in a globalized world. Duties include teaching in the college's new undergraduate general education program, in addition to teaching advanced level undergraduate courses in areas such as aesthetics, art, ethnicity, race, Africana Studies, and his/her area of expertise. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and to develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda.

Africana Studies at John Jay College is a distinctly interdisciplinary department, focusing not only on historical, economic, psychological, and sociological studies of African Americans, but also on other areas of the African diaspora, and the societies of the African continent. The Department has embarked on a program of full-time faculty expansion in an effort to foster rigorous research, excellent teaching, and a dynamic learning environment. This position offers the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary setting, and to contribute to the development of courses, programs and majors across academic departments. Part of the department's expansion includes the future launching of an interdisciplinary major in Africana Studies that will combine studies of history, geography, art and music, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, and literature. Using themes such as culture, agency, struggle and justice, the new curriculum will help students explore novel ways of thinking about the cultures, philosophies, histories, and societies of Africa and the diaspora.

Tenure-track professors teach a four/three course load (seven courses per year) with an eight course contractual reduction to be used during the first five years. Job performance evaluation is based on scholarship, teaching, and service.

All applications and supporting materials must be submitted electronically in PDF format by the closing date to afrjob@jjay.cuny.edu

Requested supporting materials: 1) A succinctly written and informative letter of application 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Syllabus of a relevant African/Africana Studies course 4) Three letters of reference

Referees are encouraged to send their referrals directly to the email above, specifying the name of the candidate they are recommending in the subject line of the email.

Please note that initial interviews may be conducted via SKYPE.

  • CLOSING DATE: January 14, 2013.
  • (2/2): Anybody get anything on this one yet? 
  • (2/5): Got a rejection email. Q: did the rejection have any useful details, like number of applicants, or if they've shortlisted, etc.?
  • (2/18): Anything yet?!
  • Invitations for skype interviews were sent out last week (February 7)
  • Interviewed over skype this week and was told that they were moving forward quickly to schedule campus visits in the next couple of weeks.  Anyone been invited to a campus visit? (March 1)
  • Invitation via email (February 28)
  • After inquiring with the dept chair I was told that they foresaw finalizing their search today (March 20).  Can anyone report if an offer has been made for this position?
  • I also interviewed for this position, but I haven't heard anything. (March 21)

John Jay College, CUNY - TT Asst. Professor - African Studies/Legal Studies/Governance-GovernmentEdit

The Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College invites applications for one tenure-track Assistant Professor for fall 2013 with a specialization in African-related law, governance-government, and humanities, broadly interpreted. Candidates are expected to bring enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to teaching and to develop and maintain an active research and publication agenda. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the college's new undergraduate general education program, in addition to teaching advanced level undergraduate courses in areas such as ethnicity and race, Africana Studies, and his/her area of expertise.

Africana Studies at John Jay College is a distinctly interdisciplinary department, focusing not only on historical, economic, psychological, and sociological studies of African Americans, but also on other areas of the African diaspora, and the societies of the African continent. The Department has embarked on a program of full-time faculty expansion in an effort to foster rigorous research, excellent teaching, and a dynamic learning environment. This position offers the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary setting, and to contribute to the development of courses, programs and majors across academic departments. Part of the department's expansion includes the future launching of an interdisciplinary major in Africana Studies that will combine studies of history, geography, art and music, sociology, psychology, political science, economics, and literature. Using themes such as culture, agency, struggle and justice, the new curriculum will help students explore novel ways of thinking about the cultures, philosophies, histories, and societies of Africa and the diaspora.

Tenure-track professors teach a four/three course load (seven courses per year) with an eight course contractual reduction to be used during the first five years. Job performance evaluation is based on scholarship, teaching, and service.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants should possess a doctorate in a humanities or social science discipline with an emphasis on Africa. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution. Individuals with doctoral or terminal degrees in history, anthropology, philosophy, and the arts - and candidates with legal, philosophical, social scientific, or general humanistic training - are encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY: All applications and supporting materials must be submitted electronically in PDF format by the closing date to afrjob2@jjay.cuny.edu

Requested supporting materials: 1) A succinctly written and informative letter of application 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Syllabus of a relevant African/Africana Studies course 4) Three letters of reference

Referees are encouraged to send their referrals directly to the email above, specifying the name of the candidate they are recommending in the "subject" line of the email.

Please note that initial interviews may be conducted via SKYPE.

  • CLOSING DATE: January 14, 2013.

Kansas State University - Director – American Ethnic StudiesEdit

Kansas State University invites applications for Director of the American Ethnic Studies Program. The Program will grow significantly over the next three years to meet the requirements to become a department and to contribute to the university’s goal of being recognized as a top 50 public research university by 2025: http://www.k-state.edu/2025.  This is a 12-month, tenure line appointment with a reduced teaching load.  Promotion, tenure, and reappointment criteria are located at: http://www.k-state.edu/academicpersonnel/fhbook/fhsecc.html#70. Start date is July 1, 2013.

Requirements include a strong record of teaching, research, and service that focuses specifically on historically under-represented racial and ethnic populations in the U.S. Candidates with a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or related interdisciplinary field are especially encouraged to apply.  Regardless of research field, the successful candidate will demonstrate an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and have a clear and demonstrated understanding of how race, culture, language, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and multiple perspectives in the U.S. context intersect with important elements of inequality and opportunity. Candidates should also demonstrate academic administrative experience with diverse groups of professionals, a strong commitment to supporting research and scholarship within an interdisciplinary department, and a vision for the program’s future. The successful candidate will also have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, will be able to exhibit innovative thinking about the program’s ongoing development and resource challenges, and will possess a commitment to working with the Dean and college department Directors/Heads.

Responsibilities: The director will provide leadership for the development of the program according to program, college, and university strategic goals; oversee and supervise programmatic functions (e.g., scheduling, budgeting, and personnel); represent the program on and off-campus; mentor faculty members in their research and teaching; teach, advise, and pursue focused research interrogating the multiple perspectives and contexts for historically under-represented racial and ethnic populations in the U.S.; foster a sense of community by promoting open communication, cooperation, and collegiality among faculty, staff, and students; work with the college, K-State Foundation, and alumni to attract funds and resources; relate effectively to individuals of diverse backgrounds.

Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in a discipline with a clear teaching, research, and service focus specific to historically under-represented racial and ethnic populations in the U.S. Strong background of interdisciplinary scholarship. Excellent leadership and administrative skills. Experience working with diverse groups. Qualifications consistent with the rank of Associate Professor or Professor

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success in a leadership or administrative role. Demonstrated ability to obtain and administer external funding, including philanthropic gifts. Qualifications consistent with the rank of Professor

Department Information: Created as a secondary major over twenty years ago, American Ethnic Studies is a now an academic major with strong support from the College Administration.  The position of Director is one of two hires for 2013, with a third new position anticipated the following year. By the end of Spring 2015, the program will have four tenure-track faculty and begin the transition to the status of a department.

Currently, one tenure track faculty, one interim director, and three instructors that comprise the core faculty. The program has 19 undergraduate majors and 79 minors in the program. In addition, the program is supported by 27 affiliated faculty from around the university and advised by an 11-person governance board. The program’s core areas of scholarship inquiry may be found on the web site: http://www.k-state.edu/ameth/.

College Information: The programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.k-state.edu/artsci/) are central to K-State’s historic and present missions. The College contains 27 departments and programs and offers a number of special programs and secondary majors.  With more than 7,000 students, it attracts the largest enrollment of any K-State college.  It also offers approximately 85 percent of all freshman courses and 65 percent of all credits taught. The university is aggressively implementing a plan to be nationally recognized as a top 50 public research university by 2025.

Application Information: Review of applications will begin January 14, 2013, and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit: (1) a letter of application that describes their qualifications and background, (2) a one-page statement outlining a vision for expanding the department’s capabilities and productivity, especially in research, scholarship, and creative activity, (3) a curriculum vita, and (4) the names and contact information for three references.  Submit materials (preference is for a single PDF file) to Ms. Karen Solt, College of Arts & Sciences, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS  66506-1005; (785) 532-6900.  Submissions by email are preferred: solt@k-state.edu. Contact Ms. Karen Solt,  Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. A background check is required.

Kansas State University - American Ethnic Studies - Tenure Track Assistant Professor - OFFER MADEEdit

The American Ethnic Studies Program at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor. Candidates must have a record or clear promise of; research publication in Asian-American, Latino/a, OR American-Indian studies; strong teaching; and, demonstrated commitment to departmental and institutional service and diverse student populations. Regardless of research field, the successful candidate will have a clear and demonstrated understanding of how race and ethnicity in the U.S. context intersect with important elements of inequality and opportunity.

The person hired will play a key role in developing the new major in American Ethnic Studies. Teaching load is 3/2, including Introductory American Ethnic Studies surveys, upper-level American Ethnic Studies courses, and upper-level courses in area of specialty. Completed PhD in related field by time of appointment. 

Review of applications begins December 20, 2012. Send letter, CV, one sample of article-length scholarly writing, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Kimberly Garver, kgarver@k-state.edu, Kansas State University, American Ethnic Studies Program, 3 Leasure Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506. Electronic submissions are encouraged.

Department Information: Created as a secondary major over twenty years ago, American Ethnic Studies is a now an academic major with strong support from the College Administration. This position is one of two hires for 2013, with a third new position anticipated the following year. By the end of Spring 2015, the program will have four tenure-track faculty and begin the transition to the status of a department.

Currently, one tenure track faculty (focusing in African American Studies), one interim director, and three instructors comprise the core faculty. The program has 19 undergraduate majors and 79 minors. In addition, the program is supported by 27 affiliated faculty from around the university and advised by an 11-person governance board. The program’s core areas of scholarship inquiry may be found on the web site: http://www.k-state.edu/ameth/

University and College Information: Kansas State is a land-grant university of 23,800 students that is recognized by the Princeton Review as one of America's best colleges and listed in U.S. News & World Report as among the top 75 public universities in the U.S. The university is aggressively implementing a plan to be nationally recognized as a top 50 public research university by 2025.

The programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.k-state.edu/artsci/) are central to K-State’s historic and present missions. The College contains 27 departments and programs and offers a number of special programs and secondary majors. With more than 7,000 students, it attracts the largest enrollment of any K-State college. It also offers approximately 85 percent of all freshman courses and 65 percent of all credits taught.

  • Has anyone heard anything about this search? I am sure you have. It's been way too long without any kind of notice. (02/11)
  • preliminary interviews held two weeks ago (2/11)
  • [Offer noted on April 15]

Lehigh University, Africana Studies, 2 TT positions Edit

The Program in Africana Studies and several departments at Lehigh University seek applications for two tenure-track positions, at the rank of assistant professor. One position will be a Religion Studies scholar with a focus on Religions directly related to Africana Studies and the other position will be an Expressive Cultures scholar with a focus on the Cultures of the African Diaspora -especially the visual arts, design or theater; both beginning in the fall of 2013. Each person hired will have a 2/2 teaching load; one will hold a joint appointment in Africana Studies and Religion Studies; the other will hold a joint appointment in Africana Studies and the appropriate Expressive Cultures departmental home (Theater or Art, Architecture & Design). In addition to participating in the instruction and advising of undergraduate students in their respective fields each candidate will be expected to contribute to the vibrant community and intellectual life of the Africana Studies Program. The Africana/Religion Studies tenure-track position will have a focus in African-American Religions, Religions of Africa, Religions of the Caribbean, and/or Religions of the African Diaspora. Applicants from any of these fields and multiple theoretical perspectives are welcomed. The Department and the Program are also interested in someone whose research and teaching intersect with Gender Studies. This position will be housed in the Department of Religion Studies and responsibilities will include teaching in the appointee's area of specialization as well as general Religion Studies courses. Ph.D. in Religion Studies preferred.

  • Submit all application materials (letter of application, c.v., a statement of research agenda, three letters of recommendation and a statement of teaching interests) via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1798 by October 22, 2012. Please do not submit any additional materials at this point. Only electronic submissions via Academic Jobs Online will be considered. The review of applications will begin October 22, 2012 and continue until an appointment is made for each position. Preliminary interviews for the Africana/Religion Studies position will be held at the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting in Chicago. Preliminary interviews for the Africana/Expressive Cultures position will be held at the African Studies Association (ASA) Conference in Philadelphia. Questions concerning either position should be directed to James Peterson, Search Committee Chair, at jbp211@lehigh.edu.

Lehman College, CUNY - Assistant Professor, African and African-American Studies - OFFER MADE Edit

The department of African and African American Studies invite applicants as an Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses in African American Studies. We expect the candidate to teach undergraduate research methods in AAAS, along with areas of specialization: Gender and African American history/culture and identity/politics. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research and publish as well as develop grant proposals for funding. The candidate will also be expected to provide student advisement and serve on departmental, college and university committees.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in African American Studies (or an appropriate field, with a definite concentration in AAAS). We invite applications from candidates with outstanding scholarly and instructional records, who are interested in contributing to the mission of the Department.

  • HOW TO APPLY: From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates should provide a CV, an example research method syllabus with a syllabus in the candidate's expertise area/s, three current letters of recommendation, and a published journal article and/or book chapter.

  • CLOSING DATE: Open until filled with review of CVs to begin on October 1, 2012.
  • -Any news on this? (11/29)
  • Any updates? Anything? (3/1)
  • offer made (3/18)

Lehman College, CUNY - Associate Professor, African & African-American Studies Edit

The department of African and African American Studies invites applicants for an Associate Professor to teach undergraduate courses in African American Studies. As a senior faculty member, we expect the candidate to teach undergraduate research methods in AAAS, along with areas of specialization: Gender and African American history/culture & identity/politics. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research and publish as well as develop grant proposals for funding and mentor junior faculty. The candidate will also be expected to provide student advisement and serve on departmental, college and university committees.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Ph.D. in African American Studies or an appropriate field, with a definite concentration in AAAS. We invite application from candidates with outstanding scholarly and instructional records, who are interested in contributing to the mission of the Department.

  • HOW TO APPLY: From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title.

Candidates should provide a CV, an example research method syllabus with a syllabus in the candidates expertise area/s, three current letters of recommendation, and a published journal article and/or book chapter.

  • CLOSING DATE: Open until filled with review of CVs to begin on October 1, 2012.

Louisiana State University - TT Assistant Professor, African-American Studies (English)Edit

The Department of English at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in African-American Studies. We are particularly (though not exclusively) interested in candidates working before 1900. Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in English or related field; evidence of excellence in teaching and research.

LSU offers research leave opportunities, travel support, and a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration. Assistant Professors teach both undergraduate and graduate students, maintain an active research agenda with regular publication, and serve on departmental and university committees. We offer a competitive salary and a very attractive teaching load, typically two courses per semester. Opportunities for research collaboration and teaching in interdisciplinary programs such as African and African-American Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, Louisiana and Caribbean Studies, Atlantic Studies, Comparative Literature.

  • An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check. Screening begins November 16, 2012, and will continue until candidates are selected. Interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, January 3-6, 2013. Applications will be acknowledged in writing. Apply online and view a more detailed ad at: www.lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu. Position # 032579

Metropolitan State University Denver - Chicana/o Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWS HELD Edit

Chicana/o Studies Tenure Track Faculty (Category I) Department Chicana/o Studies EClass Code FT Faculty-10 mo with benes

CLOSING DATE 01/31/2013

Position Summary The Department of Chicana/o Studies at MSU Denver seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Studies. Successful candidate will teach lower and upper division courses in the discipline. This may include teaching in the First Year Success Program.

Duties/Responsibilities The successful candidate will be expected to teach both lower division introductory courses and upper division courses in his or her area of expertise (4 courses, 12 credit hours per semester). In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to teach day, evening and weekend courses, if needed, and must be able to use appropriate educational technology including possibly teaching online courses. Summer classes are optional with additional compensation. The successful candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban student population. Other job responsibilities include student advising, scholarly activities and service to the Department, the School of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the University and community at large.

  • Has anyone heard anything? When I submitted the online application, the auto reply said to keep tabs on the application progress on the website. Website says "Under Review". Please post if anyone hears anything.
  • No news for me yet, either. (2/27)
  • I haven't heard anything. Anyone? (3/7) <<-- No news. (3/12)
  • phone interviews were held last week. Anyone heard anything? (3/26)

Montana State University – Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Native American Studies BozemanEdit

http://www.montana.edu/jobs/faculty/13-147

Overview: The Department of Native American Studies is in the College of Letters and Science. It is the only Indigenous Studies/Native American Studies program in a mainstream institution accredited by the World's Indigenous Nations Higher Education Consortium. The Katz Family Endowed Chair in Native American Studies is one of only three such chairs in the United States.

The Department offers a non-teaching undergraduate minor in Native American Studies (NAS), a graduate certificate in NAS and a Masters of Arts in NAS. Courses in Native American Studies are an integral part of the Diversity Category in the University Core requirements. The teaching load is five courses over the academic year and may include undergraduate and graduate courses.

Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include advising and mentoring Native American Studies graduate students, teaching courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise, and maintaining a strong program of research and publication.

  • Any Word? (3/14)

Occidental College and the Autry National Center - Native American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWEdit

  • Occidental College and the Autry National Center - joint tenure or tenure-­‐track position in Native American Studies (fall 2013), open-rank, open-discipline, and open-specialization, but preference to scholars working in the societies and cultures of the Southwest or California Indians.
  • Deadline 15 December 2012.
  • ANY WORD? (1/24/13)
  • no 2/6
  • Finalist interviews have been scheduled (on campus interview request via phone 2/6)
  • phone interview 1/28/13...haven't heard anything since then

Ohio State University - Assistant Professor, Comparative African Diaspora Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Department of African American and African Studies at The Ohio State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Comparative African Diaspora Studies. The discipline and sub-specialty are open.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose research addresses broad questions of diasporic ontologies and epistemologies; i.e. What is "diaspora?" How is diaspora experienced and lived? The successful candidate's work should employ comparative methodologies, such as multi-sited ethnography, transnational sociology, comparative literary study, and/or global histories during and after empire, with a critical focus on gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, feminist criticism, trans- and post-nationalism, and/or postcolonial migrations and exile. The candidate will be expected to teach across the curriculum. Ph.D. is required by the time of employment.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample of no more than 40 pages, teaching portfolio and 3 letters of recommendation to: Professor Ken Goings, Chairperson, Comparative African Diaspora Studies Search Committee, The Department of African American and African Studies, The Ohio State University, 486 University Hall, 230 N. Oval Mall, Columbus, Ohio 43210. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2012.
  • Also posted at African/Middle East History 2012-13
  • Any word? (1/20) nothing (1/27)
  • Offer made and accepted

Pennsylvania State University - Black Feminist Thought & Theory, Gender & Sexuality Studies, or Queer/LGBT Studies (Dept of African American Studies)Edit

The Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Black Feminist Thought and Theory, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Queer/LGBT Studies for its new Department of African American Studies. The position is to be filled at the rank of associate professor. Applicants should have demonstrable teaching experience and scholarly credentials commensurate with an associate professor appointment at a major research university. While we seek to hire an established scholar in the areas indicated above, we will consider applications from other disciplines in the broader field of African American Studies, including cultural and social anthropology, political economy, sociology, history, philosophy, and cultural geography. We particularly welcome applications from scholars with demonstrable expertise in the digital humanities.

  • The salary/benefit package is competitive, and the position begins in fall 2013. Applications for the position must be submitted electronically to: http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. The on-line application must include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Please arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent to Staci Kelly at szk3@psu.edu. If the application and letters of referencecannot be submitted electronically, they may be mailed to Search Committee Chair, AFAM Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802. Applications received by November 15, 2012 will receive first priority, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded.
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2013

Pennsylvania State University - African American StudiesEdit

The Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts, invites applications for a tenure-stream position in its new Department of African American Studies. The position is to be filled at the rank of assistant professor. Applicants should have demonstrable teaching experience or potential and scholarly credentials commensurate with a tenure-stream appointment at a major research university. While we welcome applications from scholars across all the relevant areas of specialization and competence, we particularly encourage applications from scholars with doctorates in African American or Black Diaspora Studies, with research emphases in Black Feminist Thought and Theory and/or political economy, and with demonstrable expertise in the digital humanities. We also welcome applicants with degrees in humanistic disciplines including but not limited to cultural and social anthropology, comparative literature, sociology, philosophy, and cultural geography.

  • The salary/benefit package is competitive, and the position begins in fall 2013. Applications for the position must be submitted electronically to: http://www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/. The on-line application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and teaching portfolio. Please arrange to have three confidential reference letters sent to Staci Kelly at szk3@psu.edu.If the application and letters of reference cannot be submitted electronically, they may be mailed to Search Committee Chair, AFAM Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, 133 Willard Building, University Park, PA 16802. Applications received by November 15, 2012 will receive first priority, although all applications will be considered until the search is concluded.

Portland State University - Sr. Professor & Director of Chicano/Latino StudiesEdit

The Chicano/Latino Studies Program invites applications for the position of Senior Professor and Director to begin September 1, 2013. Area of teaching and research is open. We seek an individual with proven excellence in teaching and commitment to research in Chicano/Latino Studies and with experience and skills to serve as Director of the Program. Must see full position announcement and application instructions at www.pdx.edu/hr under the heading of "Faculty and Administrative Openings."

  • According to PSU HR: "Screening of Applicants will begin October 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled."
  • got email from friend about job--still advertising for it I think (3/11)

UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS - Dept of Sociology & Criminal JusticeEdit

Position/Rank and Salary: The Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice and the African and African American Studies (AAST) Program invites applications for a tenure-track position, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin August 2013. Salary is very competitive. We are seeking candidates with an active research agenda, evidence of scholarly productivity, exceptional teaching, and a commitment to community outreach. We are especially interested in candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups.

The University of Arkansas is a Carnegie RU/VH research institution with an enrollment of nearly 25,000 students. Minority student enrollment has increased 24.5% in the past three years, and is projected to increase significantly in the future.

The department currently offers undergraduate degrees in sociology and criminal justice, a M.A. in sociology, and participates in the interdisciplinary public policy doctoral program. AAST is a rapidly growing undergraduate combined major and minor.

Located in beautiful northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is consistently rated among the top places to live and work in the US. Northwest Arkansas has a growing and increasingly diverse population.

A Ph.D. in sociology, criminal justice, or related social science discipline is required. The area of research is open, but we are seeking candidates who will initiate a program of teaching, research, service, and outreach to the state’s African American community. Additionally, the candidate will develop and teach undergraduate courses in the AAST Program, and will support the university’s AAST recruitment and retention efforts.

Appointment/Start Date: August 2013

  • Please send a letter of application, vitae, and three letters of reference to: William A. Schwab, Search Committee Chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Arkansas, 211 Old Main, Fayetteville, AR, 72701. Applications submitted by October 15, 2012 will receive priority review, but review will continue until the position is filled. The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) - TT Assistant Prof in Cultural Studies (Film) Edit

The Department of Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus invites applications for a tenure-track position within the Cultural Studies program. The appointment will be at the level of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2013. Candidates must have a PhD in Cultural Studies or a related discipline, with expertise and teaching experience in the area of Film and related Screen Culture and an active and excellent research profile. We are particularly interested in candidates with a scholarly focus on transnational, Diaspora, and/or Indigenous film. Candidates whose research addresses issues of marginality (e.g., gender, race, sexuality, (dis)ability, class and indigeneity) and who utilize intersectional critical approaches are especially encouraged to apply. Research and teaching about other aspects of Screen Culture and/or Popular Culture will be assets.
The successful candidate will contribute primarily to the Global Cultural Studies and Media and Popular Cultures streams of the Cultural Studies program and will have responsibilities that include the creation and/or teaching of introductory, upper level undergraduate, and graduate-level Cultural Studies courses related to Film and Popular Culture. These courses may be cross-listed with others in the department/faculty (e.g., Art History and Visual Culture, English, and Visual Arts). He or she will be expected to conduct and disseminate research in his/her area of specialization, to engage with the interdisciplinary culture of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, and to contribute to service. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Cultural Studies program at UBC’s Okanagan campus is housed in the vibrant Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies. It is organized around three thematic streams, and requires students to complete courses in each stream: Media and Popular Cultures; Global Cultural Studies; and Critical and Cultural Theory. The collegial learning environment of the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching. We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty and staff. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/faculty-staff-resources/. For more information about the surrounding community, please visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/worklife-relocation/. The Faculty offers both discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including programs in Art History and Visual Culture, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, English, French, Interdisciplinary Performance, Spanish and Visual Arts, along with courses in Japanese, German, and Ancient Languages. For more information, please, consult the faculty web page: http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs. More information on the Cultural Studies program can be found at http://www.ubc.ca/okanagan/fccs/programs/undergraduate/culturalstudies.html.
Candidates are asked to submit: 
1) a letter of application 
2) complete curriculum vitae 
3) statement of teaching philosophy 
4) research plan
5) up to three samples of scholarly research (such as representative publications and/or a dissertation chapter)
To - Dr. Jennifer Gustar, Head, Department of Critical Studies at the following address only: recruitment.fccs@ubc.ca.
Candidates should also arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Gustar at the same address.

  • The deadline for applications and letters of reference is March 31, 2013.

This appointment is subject to budgetary approval. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We especially welcome applications from visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. Government regulations require that Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

University at Buffalo (SUNY) - 2 Positions in Department of Transnational Studies - CAMPUS VISIT Edit

The Department of Transnational Studies at SUNY Buffalo invites applications for two positions. (1) Associate or full Professor to serve as Associate Director of the Canadian Studies Program and Director of Graduate Studies. We seek a senior scholar who is recognized as a leader in the field, who has a record of scholarship and teaching commensurate with rank. The successful candidate will be expected to make substantial contributions to Canadian Studies and to assume leadership over the graduate programs in Transnational Studies. The ideal candidate will also be able to contribute to the Caribbean Studies M.A. Program and to the creation of a new M.A. program in African and African American Studies. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with a well-established, interdisciplinary research program, a strong record of teaching and an interest in service to the department and University as a whole. (2) Assistant Professor, tenure track, in Native American Studies, specialization open. Transnational Studies houses the Ph.D. program in American Studies that has long been a leader in the field of Native American Studies and to which the successful candidate will be expected to contribute. We particularly welcome applications from candidates with interdisciplinary research and teaching interests. Ph.D. in hand by August 2013. For either position, salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and credentials. Responsibilities include research, service and a standard teaching load of two courses per semester.

  • Submit application electronically at www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu; attach letter of application, CV, and writing sample. In addition, please have three letters of reference forwarded to Search Committee, Department of Transnsnational Studies, 732 Clemens Hall, University at Buffalo/SUNY, Buffalo NY 14260. Review of applications will begin on October 1 for position 1 and November 2 for position 2 and will continue until filled.
  • Also posted at American Studies 2013
  • Request for phone interview (via email) 11/21.
  • Campus visit scheduled for position 2 [posted 1/7]

University of California, Berkeley - TT Asst. Professor, Comparative Ethnic Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Comparative Ethnic Studies Program in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a social science background (#1752). We define Comparative Ethnic Studies broadly as work that theorizes race both particularly and generally; work on more than one distinct racialized group; or work on the intersection and/or co-constitution of race and other systems of difference. We are particularly interested in candidates who bring innovative Social Science theory and methods to bear on the study of race, and who use the study of race to contribute to social theory generally (articulating the difference that race makes in critically understanding history and society). Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses, including a course on social science methods.

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education, and who will have a Ph.D. or equivalent in an appropriate disciplinary or interdisciplinary field by the time of appointment. The University of California, Berkeley, is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty. Salary is commensurate with the level of appointment and based on University of California pay scales.

  • Applications are due by Monday, November 5, 2012, for a start date of July 1, 2013. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample or publication, supporting evidence of teaching quality (if available) and 3 reference letters. The application website gives directions for self-registration, uploading of documents in PDF, and requesting letters of reference from letter writers. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality: http://apo.chance.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html.
  • Applications may be submitted to: http://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00053
  • The application website gives directions for self-registration, uploading of documents in PDF, and accessing URLs for individuals providing letters of reference. Letters of recommendation should be sent directly to the University as indicated at the website.
    • Did anyone else here apply for this one?  
    • I did! (12/01) (x3)
    • MORE IMPORTANTLY - has anyone heard anything?
    • Nothing. (x2)
    • Still no news here, though I suspect they have contacted people at this point.  (12/14)
    • No news, here, either (12/18). (x2)
    • Still no news (1/6). (x5)
    • I think they just started contacting people. Phone interviews being scheduled.
    • Can somebody confirm with a higher degree of certainty if interviews have been scheduled?
    • Skype interviews have been scheduled
    • Job Talks have been scheduled

University of California, Davis - Open Rank Professor of African American and African Studies -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

TENURED OR TENURE-TRACK PROFESSOR (RANK OPEN) POSITION IN AFRICAN AMERICAN AND AFRICAN STUDIES, UC DAVIS, STARTING JULY 1, 2013

Minimum qualifications are a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in relevant field. We seek a scholar with an accomplished and innovative publication profile or with a strong promise of scholarly productivity as well as the promise of or demonstrated record of intellectual distinction and interdisciplinary expertise in the field of Comparative Race and Ethnicity or African Diaspora Studies. Candidates should possess a promise of or demonstrated excellence in and commitment to departmental/university leadership and collaboration, along with proven administrative ability as appropriate to rank. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate and graduate courses focusing on the cultural, political, social and economic questions in Comparative Race and Ethnicity or African Diaspora studies. Candidates seeking a tenured appointment should have experience in grant writing and outreach activities and in building and sustaining cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental connections to other programs on the campus.

View complete job ad at aas.ucdavis.edu. Application materials, which include letter of application with statement of research interests, curriculum vita, a 20- to 30-page writing sample from recent research (published or under contract with a publisher) as PDF of MS Word compatible files, copies of syllabi and teaching evaluation summaries from 3 recent courses, and 3 letters of recommendation, are to be addressed to Professor Moradewun Adejunmobi, Chair of Search Committee in African American and African Studies, and submitted electronically at the following address: aasprogram@ucdavis.edu.

  • Review of applications begins September 30, 2012 and continues until position is filled.
  • Was anyone called for interviews yet? (x2)
  • Got an AAEO form via email 10/31
  • Email stated that status update will be sent in Jan. 2013
  • So does that mean that interviews won't be conducted until January? And I haven't received the AAEO form or the e-mail about the search progress. Anyone else in that boat? (11/7) x2
  • I think they're still organizing files? The email I got said that they were missing my letters, although I confirmed with my writers that they were sent. When I sent an inquiry to confirm receipt I got a form response that they have my materials.
  • Did anyone hear back from them? Any interviews? It's been two months since the deadline. (12/3)
  • From their earlier e-mail, it seems that they're not conducting interviews until January. I haven't heard from them since that e-mail. (12/9)
  • Job Talk scheduled - Jan. 8th. 
  • Any idea of the rank/specialty(-ies) of those invited in?
  • Got a rejection email indicating that an offer had been made and soon to be accepted (2/20)

University of California, Riverside- Assistant Professor of African American/Ethnic Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside seeks an Assistant Professor of African American Studies, starting July 1, 2013.  Area of specialization is open, although substantive articulation with the Department’s intellectual vision is preferred (see ethnicstudies.ucr.edu).  Examples of potential candidates’ areas of expertise include but are not limited to: cultural politics, social history, social movements, policing and criminalization, public policy, feminist and womanist theory, gender studies, education and schooling, sexuality and queer studies, critical theory, political geography, and political economy.

Ph.D. or advanced ABD status is required at time of appointment, and candidates with demonstrable research, publication, and teaching experience will be preferred.  UCR is a research institution with high expectations for scholarly productivity and excellence in teaching.  Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

  • Interested candidates should send electronic applications of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their interest in and fit for the position, research and teaching statements, and 2-3 sample essays; journal articles, book chapters, or other works-in-progress (if available) to etstapp@ucr.edu. Additionally, arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to etstrec@ucr.edu. All application materials should be sent as email attachments in a PDF format and addressed to: African American Studies Search Committee, Ethnic Studies Department.  Review of applications will commence on December 12, 2012. This position will be open until filled.
  • 01/08: Campus visit invitation via email. (x1)
  • Campus visits : Ashley Farmer (Harvard); Ashley Crawley (Duke), Dr. Nick Mitchell (UC Postdoc), Dr. Tyina Steptoe (UW)
  • does anyone know if this position has been filled since campus interviews? 
  • Offers accepted.

University of California, Riverside - Assoc. or Full Professor, Media and Cultural StudiesEdit

The Department of Media and Cultural Studies (MCS) at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for an associate professor or full professor in Media and Cultural Studies, beginning July 1, 2013. MCS currently offers an undergraduate major and a minor (planning for a graduate program is underway). The successful candidate will contribute to the interdisciplinary and interdepartmental teaching of MCS, as well as work with faculty in related disciplines. Candidates should have a broad knowledge of the media and be prepared to teach courses in media histories, theories, genres, institutions, and/or policies, as well as comparative courses in media and their diasporas. Capacity to work across the humanities and social sciences is of importance, as we are seeking candidates who will blend political economy with cultural studies, empirical audience research with ethnography, and textual with content analysis. Additional expertise in one or more of the areas that represent the strengths of the College is also desirable: gender and sexuality, minority discourse, ethnic studies, colonialism and postcoloniality, popular culture, and performance studies; production skills and innovative multimedia pedagogy a plus. Duties include department building and development, maintaining an active research program, participating in service, and teaching a range of courses.

A Ph.D., teaching experience, and a record or compelling promise of research and publication are required. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. UC Riverside is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The department values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women and underrepresented minorities.

  • Interested candidates should send electronic applications of their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing their interest in and fit for the position, research and teaching statements, and 2-3 sample essays; journal articles, book chapters, or other works-in-progress (if available) to mcsapp@ucr.edu. Additionally, arrange to have at least three letters of recommendation sent to mcsrec@ucr.edu. All application materials should be sent as email attachments in a PDF format and addressed to: Associate Professor Lan Duong. Review of applications will commence on January 3, 2013 and the position will be open until filled. LINK: http://mediaandculturalstudies.ucr.edu/employment/SeniorFaculty.pdf

University of California, San Diego - Assistant Professor in Chicana/Latina Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Ethnic Studies Department (http://www.ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu/) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for a position as an Assistant Professor in Chicana/Latina Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies, beginning Fall 2013 (pending budget approval). We seek an interdisciplinary scholar working in any historical period, whose research critically engages the lived realities of race, gender, and sexuality in regional, global, and/or transnational contexts. We welcome applications from scholars who hold a Ph.D. in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences, and who can demonstrate a commitment to building equitable, diverse classroom and research environments. The position's teaching responsibilities will be divided evenly between Critical Gender Studies ( http://cgs.ucsd.edu/) and Ethnic Studies.

University of California at Santa Barbara, Black Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS SCHEDULED Edit

The Department of Black Studies (http://www.blackstudies.ucsb.edu) invites applications for a full time, ladder-rank, tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor (without tenure) in Black Urban Studies to start July 1, 2013. Applicants should possess a Ph.D. or supply evidence that all requirements for the degree will be completed by October 1, 2013. Successful candidates may have a Ph.D. in Sociology, Public Policy, Public Health, Geography, History, African Diaspora Studies, Global Studies, Urban Planning, Anthropology, Architecture, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Economics, Political Science, Education or related disciplines. We seek a researcher with an expertise in the experiences of Blacks in cities with a particular focus on the impact of the urban environment on space, health, economics, social organization, population, policy, etc. The research should correspond with the Black Studies Departments universal investment in social justice. The Department is especially interested in candidates whose research engages with and takes seriously alternative systems of urban community formation and the global Black Metropolis.

  • Send applications to: George Lipsitz, Chair, Black Urban Studies Search, Department of Black Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, 93106-3150. Paper submission of the application is required and must include: a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, evidence of teaching experience, a non-returnable writing sample that is article or chapter length, and the names and complete contact information for three references (including e-mail addresses and phone numbers). All application materials must be postmarked by November 15, 2012. Review will begin immediately.
  • Friend received request for additional publications.
  • Job talk candidates contacted.

University of Hawai`i at Manoa - TT Asst. Professor, Asian/Pacific American Studies Edit

American/Filipino Studies: The University of Hawai`i at Manoa, Department of American Studies, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor, full-time 9-month appointment, Position Number 82176, to begin August 1, 2013, pending position clearance and availability of funds. Duties: Teach American Studies undergraduate and graduate courses; teach/conduct research in Asian/Pacific American studies with an emphasis on Filipino American studies; and other duties as assigned by chair. Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies or related area (ABDs will be considered), ability to teach American Studies undergraduate and graduate courses and to teach/conduct research in Asian/Pacific American studies with an emphasis on Filipino American studies. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, send letter of application indicating how you satisfy the minimum qualifications, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and graduate school transcripts (copies are acceptable, however original transcripts will be required at the time of hire) to Search Committee, American Studies Department, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 1890 East-West Road, Moore Hall 324, Honolulu, HI 96822. Departmental representatives plan to conduct invited interviews at the annual meeting of the American Studies Association (November 15-18, 2012) in San Juan, Puerto Rico. See www.hawaii.edu/amst for further details on department. For inquiries contact Professor Vernadette Gonzalez, Search Committee Chair, vvg@hawaii.edu or 808-956-8587.

  • Closing Date: October 12, 2012. An EEO/AA Employer.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - TT Asst. / Assoc., American Indian and Indigenous Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign ( http://www.ais.illinois.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor or tenure-eligible associate professor with a target start date of August 16, 2013. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

American Indian Studies is searching for a scholar in interdisciplinary American Indian or Indigenous Studies. While fields and regions of coverage are open, evidence of innovative transnational, comparative, creative, or interdisciplinary approaches to American Indian or Indigenous studies is preferred. The successful candidate will have a record of research excellence and publication in American Indian or Indigenous studies (tenured) or demonstrate potential to develop such a record (tenure-track). Along with research and publication, the position requires significant contributions to undergraduate teaching, graduate mentoring, and program, university, and other forms of professional service. Current program faculty conduct research in comparative Indigenous studies, media studies, expressive culture, intellectual history, literary history, educational history, sports, social and political theory, language revitalization, policy, governance, health, militarization, and performance, and the search committee will be interested in candidates who can complement those areas. A joint appointment or teaching arrangement with another academic unit on campus is likely.

Minimum qualifications include the PhD or equivalent by the start of appointment, clear knowledge and experience in American Indian and Indigenous studies, scholarly achievement and promise, and evidence of teaching excellence. Experience working with American Indian or other Indigenous communities is a plus.

  • To ensure full consideration, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload your letter of application detailing current research plans, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references by October 26, 2012. For inquiries regarding the position, contact search committee co-chairs, Jodi Byrd ( jabyrd@illinois.edu) and Vicente Diaz ( vmdiaz@illinois.edu).
    • writing samples requested (10/30) x2
    • call for on-campus interview (11/29)
    • rejection letter (2/5) x2

University of Kentucky - TT Asst. Professor, African American and Africana Studies - CAMPUS VISITS HELDEdit

The African American & Africana Studies Program at the University of Kentucky seeks to hire several full-time tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant Professor whose primary academic appointment will be in a department within the College of Arts & Sciences.

We are conducting a broad search and are particularly interested in scholars whose research is interdisciplinary and focused on peoples and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. Applicants should have demonstrable teaching experience and scholarly credentials commensurate with a tenure-stream appointment at a major research university as well as demonstrated interests in community engagement. While we welcome applications from scholars across all the relevant areas of specialization and competence, we encourage applications from scholars with doctorates in African American or Black Diaspora Studies who are able to teach Introduction to Africana Studies and other core courses. We also welcome applicants with degrees in humanistic or social science disciplines whose research interests include but are not limited to the Africana specific intersections of political experience, power, race, gender, economics, science, arts, new media, transnational issues and migration.

Candidates must have their Ph.D. prior to the start date. The teaching load is a 2/2 with significant research expectations and a target start date of August 2013. Salary is commensurate with experience.

  • Candidates should submit the following items electronically to https://ukjobs.uky.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=238989 : letter of intent, curriculum vitae, writing sample, description of research interests, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on January 16, 2013, and will continue until positions are filled.
  • (2/18): Any movement on this one yet?
  • (3/12) asked for an update via email and department chair informed me that they had invited five finalists to campus and would make offers at the end of this week.

University of Minnesota - Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature - SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit

The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota, invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning fall semester 2013. As a theoretically-oriented, comparatist, interdisciplinary department whose research and teaching span word/image/sound, we seek scholars with specific training in, and who work across, two or more of these areas.Ideal candidates will be those forging innovative and productive connections across disciplines and boundaries. They will have specific expertise – engaging a global perspective yet anchored within a particular historical context – in one or preferably more of the following areas: comparative intellectual histories of Western and non-Western cultures from the eighteenth century onward; critical musicology and sound studies; social/cultural politics of networks and/or networked media; theories and histories of the moving image; and comparative and world literatures, preferably with emphasis on non-Western cultures and traditions. Ideal candidates will be trained in intellectual history, music, media studies, moving image studies, or literature primarily, and will have done solid research in one of the other areas, combining them in novel ways. Fluency in one or more modern European languages and/or one or more modern non-European languages is required.

Appointment will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year. Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation, b) relevance of their research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, as well as d) strength of recommendations.

In order for the application to be considered, a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and list of references must be submitted to the University of Minnesota’s employment application Web site: employment.umn.edu (use requisition number 179645).

  • All completed applications must be submitted by October 22, 2012. Applicants may be solicited at a later stage for a writing sample and three letters of recommendation.

University of Texas at Arlington - Director of Interdisciplinary StudiesEdit

The School of Urban and Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications for the position of Director of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. This program serves an academically and socially diverse group of more than 500 undergraduate students, providing the integrative learning skills they need to leverage coursework spanning the university’s academic offerings toward individualized and rigorous Bachelors of Arts and Bachelors of Science degrees. The candidate will be hired as Associate or Full Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies.

The duties of the Director will include active research and teaching, program administration, curriculum development, student recruitment, and outreach to other degree programs on campus. The successful candidate will have a publication record and scholarship commensurate with rank, administrative experience, and a vision for programmatic and curricular development that enhances the program’s core mission of integrative learning. The program is currently developing Master of Arts and Master of Science degrees in Interdisciplinary Studies. The new director will be an integral part of developing the MA program. Preference will be given to candidates who present a clear vision for both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum.

Preferred Qualifications: A PhD in their field of study; Earned tenure; Demonstrated administrative experience: Research and teaching experience in an interdisciplinary field, including but not limited to: Interdisciplinary Studies; African American Studies; Women/Gender Studies; Science, Technology and Society; Cultural Studies; Environmental & Sustainable Studies; Global Studies; American Studies; Urban Studies; Ethnic Studies, or ; Neuroscience and Cognitive Studies.

  • Applicants should submit a letter of application summarizing relevant background and experience, CV, and names and contacts of three references by mail and email to: Dr. Rod Hissong, c/o Marjorie Dick (marjorie.dick@uta.edu), Chair INTS Director Search Committee, School of Urban and Public Affairs, Box 19588, University of Texas Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019-0588. Review of applicants will begin immediately but applications submitted and completed by January 4, 2013 will receive full consideration. Search will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Hissong for more information at (817) 272-3350.
  • Also posted at American Studies 2013 and Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2013

University of Texas at Austin - African and African Diaspora Studies / Women's and Gender Studies - TT Professor: Gender and Sexuality in Southern Africa Edit

The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies in coordination with the Center for Women's and Gender Studies invite applicants for an early tenured position as Associate Professor or a tenure track position as Assistant Professor to start Fall 2013 whose scholarship focuses on gender and sexuality in Southern Africa and draws on critical theories in the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and sexuality. We are seeking outstanding scholars with a strong background in a broad array of possible disciplines, including any of the Social Sciences, Humanities, Environmental Studies, Law, Science and Medicine and/or Gender and African Studies. Successful candidates must be committed to developing innovative undergraduate and graduate courses and programs across multiple research units and will be expected to teach foundational courses in gender and sexuality. The selected candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand by start of employment, be able to demonstrate a successful publishing and research trajectory, and have a solid record as an effective classroom teacher or a teaching philosophy helping to ensure success in the classroom. The successful candidate is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, direct graduate research and exhibit a commitment to service to the department and center, college, and university. Salary and rank are competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. Applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. FRD #6209

  • Applicants should include a current curriculum vita, cover letter, and one representative scholarly publication. The items in the application must be submitted as a single PDF file in the order listed above. The name of the file must be the applicant’s name. The subject line in the email should be the applicant’s name in all capital letters and “Gender.Southern Africa.” For example, “GORDON. Gender.SouthernAfrica.” Applications should be emailed to: applicants@austin.utexas.edu In addition to the applicant’s materials, three letters of reference should be sent from the recommenders directly to: applicants@austin.utexas.edu . In the subject line of the email, the recommender should write the applicant’s name in all capital letters and “Recommendation.” For example, “GORDON Recommendation.” If you are unable to submit your application via email or if you have questions regarding this position, please contact Dr. Niyi Afolabi, Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, at afolabi@austin.utexas.edu or Dr. Omise’eke Tinsley, Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies Department, at omiseeketinsley@austin.utexas.edu. Background check conducted on applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2013

University of Texas at Austin - TT Asst. in Modern Korean StudiesEdit

Through the support of the Korea Foundation, the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Modern Korean Studies, anticipated to start in Fall 2013. Candidates should specialize in any of the following areas: Korean digital media, cultural studies related to media, or literature/cinema/performance. The ability to teach or conduct research across several of these areas will be viewed positively, and transnational or comparative research anchored in Korean materials will receive strong consideration. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand or expected by August 2013. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong research profile while teaching a variety of courses, including a gateway course on Korean culture and history as well as topical undergraduate courses and graduate-level seminars.

Applicant Instructions: Applicants should submit (1) a letter of interest, including a discussion of research, teaching experience, and potential course offerings; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) an article or chapter-length writing sample; and (4) sample syllabi for at least two courses. Applicants should also arrange for three letters of reference to be submitted under separate cover. All materials should be sent to the Korean Search Committee Chair, Department of Asian Studies, The University of Texas at Austin, 120 Inner Campus Drive, Stop G9300, Austin, Texas 78712-1251.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2012.

University of Texas at Austin - Assistant Prof. of Chicana/o and Latina/o Queer Studies - CAMPUS VISITEdit

Closes: 2/5/2013 - Interfolio link: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21071 [posted in MLA JIL 1/25/13]

  • The Department of English in coordination with the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position specializing in theories of gender and sexuality, with a comparative emphasis in Chicana/o and Latina/o queer studies as an Assistant Professor starting in Fall 2013. All work on women of color feminisms, gender expressions, disability studies, and critical approaches to gender and human rights is welcome. It is our hope that this position will strengthen relations between the department and the centers and that the successful candidate will be able to utilize and draw on the resources held in the Benson Latin American Collection.
  • The selected candidate will be expected to exhibit a commitment to service to the department, centers, college, and university; to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; to direct graduate research; to direct dissertations, MA reports and honor theses; and to publish actively.
  • Qualifications: The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching literature, cultural studies, and women’s and gender studies courses and have a strong record of publication and a clearly defined research agenda. In addition, applicants are expected to have a PhD in English, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, or a related field.
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2013 and Other Ethnic American 2013
    • Request for letters of rec (2/10)
    • Request for campus visit (2/14)

University of Texas at Austin - Associate Professor of Chicana/o and Latina/o Queer StudiesEdit

The Department of English in coordination with the Center for Mexican American Studies and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies invites applications for a tenured faculty position specializing in theories of gender and sexuality, with a comparative emphasis in Chicana/o and Latina/o queer studies as Associate Professor starting in Fall 2013. All work on women of color feminisms, gender expressions, disability studies, and critical approaches to gender and human rights is welcome. It is our hope that this position will strengthen relations between the department and the centers and that the successful candidate will be able to utilize and draw on the resources held in the Benson Latin American Collection.

The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching literature, cultural studies, and women’s and gender studies courses and have a strong record of publication and a clearly defined research agenda. In addition, applicants are expected to have a PhD in English, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, or a related field.

The selected candidate will be expected to exhibit a commitment to service to the department, centers, college, and university; to teach undergraduate and graduate courses; to direct graduate research; to direct dissertations, MA reports and honor theses; and to publish actively. The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

University of Washington, Seattle - TT Assistant Professor, African American StudiesEdit

The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle campus, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track, assistant professor position in African American Studies. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in African American Studies, or in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis on Black studies; however, we also welcome applicants with degrees in other disciplines of the social sciences, including political science, sociology, and social anthropology. Scholars working on interdisciplinary projects that include Environmental Studies or Social Justice in combination with African American or Ethnic Studies should also apply. The start date for this position is September 16, 2013. Candidates must have earned or be close to completion of a Ph.D.

  • Please submit application materials including a letter of application, c.v., dossier, teaching portfolio, and publications samples to: Chair, AFRAM Search Committee, Department of American Ethnic Studies, Box 354380, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-4380. Applications received by November 20, 2012 will have first priority. Contact information: Prof. Lauro Flores, Chair, Department of American Ethnic Studies.
  • Any word on this one? It's been 7 weeks since the deadline. (1/12)
  • Request for letters of recommendation (1/17)
  • Were the letters of rec requested directly to referees or to the applicant?
  • Request was sent to the applicant.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville - TT Assistant Professor of American Ethnic Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWSEdit

Job Details: The Ethnic Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville invites applications for a full-time tenure track position at the assistant professor level to start in the fall of 2013.

Qualifications: An earned Ph.D. in American ethnic studies or a related humanities or social science fields is required - with relevant expertise in at least two of the following areas: African-American Studies; Latina/o Studies; First Nations Studies; and/or Asian-American Studies. The successful applicant will have relevant experience in the humanities and/or social sciences and should be able to define ethnic studies from a comparative perspective and theorize race and ethnicity broadly, as well as work on more than one distinct racialized group.

The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills. In addition, the candidate must have observable dedication to undergraduate education; enthusiasm for professional engagement with students in and out of the classroom; ability to work in teams in a collegial environment and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. A willingness to collaborate with both students and faculty and to become involved in university service is essential.

Responsibilities: The primary responsibility will be to deliver undergraduate comparative ethnic studies courses in a student-centered learning environment. The typical teaching load is equivalent to four 3-credit courses each semester. Teaching duties will include introductory undergraduate courses in ethnic studies and race, gender, and class in the United States as well as specialized upper division courses. Applicants will also be expected to participate in scholarly activities, including research or creative endeavors related to American ethnic studies. In addition, the applicant will be expected to provide academic advising to students, and participate in department, college, and university service.

  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin February 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. LINK TO APPLY
  • Phone interview scheduled (3/9)

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

Hamilton College (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Africana Studies - CAMPUS VISITEdit

The Africana Studies Department at Hamilton College invites applications for a one-year position, at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2013. Applications from all subfields of Africana Studies are welcome. We are looking for an interdisciplinary scholar who displays evidence of accomplished teaching and scholarly promise and is able to teach introductory and gateway courses. Applicants should have Ph.D in hand or be in the very last stages of completing the dissertation.

  • Please submit a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation to Interfolio at https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20327. Address materials to Heather Merrill, Chair, Africana Studies Department, Hamilton College. Submit via email any questions you might have to hmerrill@hamilton.edu. The application deadline is January 10th, 2013.
  • request for skype interview Feb. 4 (x2)
  • Invitation to campus visit (02/21), (4/1)

Mills College - VAP, Spring 2013, Latina/o StudiesEdit

The Ethnic Studies Department is seeking to fill a temporary position with specialization in Latina/o Studies, preferably with a social science and/or interdisciplinary background for Spring 2013 semester. A Ph.D. is highly preferred, ABD will be considered. The successful candidate will show evidence of excellence in teaching, demonstrated dedication to educating women of color, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching.

The incumbent will teach two courses on Latina/o and comparative ethnic studies, including one or more of the following: Latino Immigration; “Third World”: Colonialism and Globalization. One course in the candidate’s area of specialization may be considered. Applicants for one of the courses may also be considered. Additional remunerated duties include advising the Latina student organization Mujeres Unidas, and coordinating planning for Latina Heritage Month 2013. Salary is commensurate with experience.

  • Please submit a cover letter, c.v., the names and contact information for three references, and sample syllabi to: mills.interviewexchange.com. Review of candidates will begin immediately; the deadline for applications is September 24, 2012. People of color are encouraged to apply.

Washington University in St. Louis - Postdoctoral Fellowship in African and African-American Studies (AFAS) - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

The African and African American Studies (AFAS) program at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications from recent Ph.D. graduates in the humanities and social sciences for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship, with the option to apply for a second-year renewal. The fellowship is intended to assist junior scholars whose research focuses on topics related to Africa, African Americans, and/or the African Diaspora in furthering their careers by providing them with opportunities for mentorship, advancing their research, and enhancing their teaching.

AFAS postdoctoral fellows are provided a competitive salary, support for research and research-related travel, office space, and computer equipment. They will also receive a reduced teaching load, teaching one course a semester based on their scholarly area of expertise and with the approval of the AFAS curriculum committee or the Director. In addition, Fellows will participate in the intellectual life of the AFAS program and University by giving and attending public lectures, mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in program activities. The fellowships begin July 1, 2013 and extend until June 30, 2014.

Applications are evaluated against a broad set of criteria, with special consideration given to contributions the candidate can make to diversify the University community and to deepen the scholarly inquiries of the program in AFAS and its curriculum. Applications should include: (1) a letter of interest that briefly explains the applicant’s proposed research and scholarly interest; (2) a detailed statement of proposed research that will be pursued during the fellowship period (up to 5 pages); (3) a curriculum vitae; (4) one writing sample (a scholarly publication or dissertation chapter (maximum 30 pages); (5) an official graduate transcript; and (6) three letters of recommendation, including one from their dissertation adviser.

Washington University in St. Louis especially encourages applications from women, members of racial/ethnic minority groups, and disabled individuals. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and must have received a doctorate after July 1, 2009 and before July 1, 2013.

  • The search committee will continue to review applications until the positions are filled, but priority will be given to applications received by February 15, 2013. Send application materials to: Search Committee, The Program in African & African-American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis, CB 1109, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899. Further inquiries regarding the fellowship should be made by e-mail to afas@artsci.wustl.edu
  • Any word? (3/22)

Williams College - Visiting Position in Latina/o Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

WILLIAMS COLLEGE Program in Latina/o Studies, the only free-standing liberal arts program of its kind in the United States, seeks to fill a one-year visiting position for the 2013 - 2014 academic year. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be near completion of that degree; preference will be given to candidates who will have a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. The possibility of a senior or distinguished visiting appointment is also open. Applicants should have a strong foundation in the field of U.S. Latina/o Studies, which can come from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary homes. We seek someone who can teach in their areas of expertise as well as comparatively and/or transnationally. We especially welcome candidates whose teaching will engage history, religion, literature, cultural studies, public health, politics, or gender and/or sexuality.

  • Qualified candidates should apply by February 1, 2013 with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (30 pages or less), brief descriptions of potential courses relevant to U.S. Latina/o Studies, and names and contact information for three references. Brief teaching and research statements are also welcome (no more than 2 pages). Should the committee require additional materials, a request will follow. Applications will be accepted via Interfolio here: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20963
  • Has anyone been contacted yet? (no news as of 2/23)
  • Was contacted on 2/14 to ask if I was still interested in the position and if so, to send letters (2/24).
  • Offer made (4/11)

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