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Page for academic jobs in Ethnic Studies (including African-American Studies) that begin in 2014.

NEW PAGE for jobs in Ethnic Studies that begin in 2015: Ethnic Studies 2014-2015

Last year's page: Cultural Studies/Ethnic Studies 2012-13

SEE ALSOIndigenous and Native American Studies 2013-2014Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2014 and American Studies 2014

For jobs in Ethnic American Literature (including Asian-American, Latino/a and Native American) that start in 2014, see Ethnic American Lit. 2014. For jobs in African-American Literature, see African American 2014.
For jobs in US Ethnic History that start in 2014 (including Chicano/a-Latino/a, African-American, and Native American History) see: North American History 2013-14.

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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - African-American / Africana StudiesEdit

Brandeis University - TT Assistant Professor, Women's and Gender Studies and African and Afro-American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

Brandeis University seeks applications for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor or early Associate Professor to be jointly appointed in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AAAS) and the Womens and Gender Studies Program (WGS). The successful candidate will begin her or his term in the Fall of 2014.

We seek candidates whose scholarship addresses issues of race, gender, class and sexuality in relation to people and/or cultures of African descent. While discipline and specialization are open, we strongly encourage candidates with expertise in the social sciences or the creative arts. Candidates should demonstrate a developed research agenda, a promising record of publication, and excellent teaching performance.

This search is part of an exciting new cluster hire initiative in African Diaspora Studies at Brandeis University. This effort aims to broaden and strengthen the existing intellectual community of scholars at Brandeis engaged in the study of people of African descent. We anticipate this initiative resulting in the hiring of 4-5 new faculty members in various related fields over the next three years.

The full-time position carries a 2-2 teaching load, with the successful candidate teaching introductory and advanced courses in both WGS and AAAS. Service responsibilities will be shared equally between AAAS and WGS. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the core mission and institutional developments of both AAAS and WGS. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start of the appointment.

  • Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, an article or chapter length writing sample, and three letters of reference on AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3100. Questions about the position can be directed to: Wendy Cadge, Chair, Womens and Gender Studies Program (wcadge@brandeis.edu) and Chad Williams, Chair, African and Afro-American Studies Department (chadw@brandeis.edu). Brandeis is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.
  • rejection received (x1)
  • skype intervews scheduled (11/21-11/22)
  • I have received neither a rejection nor interview request-- anyone else in that boat? (11/12 posting) (x13; this makes me a bit nervous!)
  • Is it possible they are staggering the interview requests?
  • Maybe it's a long list/short list thing - for those who received rejections or interview requests, did they come directly from Brandeis or through academicjobsonline?
  • They came directly from Brandeis
  • 11/22: anybody hearing anything?
  • 11/25: not a damn thing. (x3), 11/28 - have heard nothing positive or negative
  • 12/4: Anybody? Bueller?!
  • 12/4 : 12 skype interviews were conducted before thanksgiving. Pretty sure campus invite list is set now
  • 12/4: sigh
  • 12/5: Keep hope alive! Perhaps they are still deciding...unless someone can say, without a doubt, that they have received an invite to campus, it seems premature to suggest that invitations went out.
  • 12/5 I am all for being hopeful but the fact is that 12 people were interviewed prior to Thanksgiving. In addition, we know that a contributor posted earlier last month that Skype interviews had been scheduled (11/21-11/22). There might be any number of reasons why some of us have not heard any feedback. We could be on short list of candidates to consider if things do not work out with those persons initially identified by the search committee. Something else I have thought about is the fact that the listing does say that this hire is a part of an initiative to hire 4-5 scholars over the next 3 years. Maybe some of us are better fits for some of those positions so the committee is reluctant to send rejections at this time. 
  • 12/6: Mass rejection email stating 243 applicants. (x9)
  • 12/7: Campus interview scheduled

Brown University - Open Rank - Africana StudiesEdit

The Africana Studies Department at Brown University invites applications for a position in African and African Diaspora Thought with a strong emphasis in the areas of Africana philosophy, critical and cultural theory, or African and African Diaspora history.

Candidates must hold a PhD in the Humanities or Social Sciences and will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses as well as conduct research in the above areas. Persons applying at the full professorship/associate level must have a well-established record of teaching and research. Those applying at the assistant level must have their PhD by the time of the appointment (July 2014) as well as demonstrable promise as a scholar and teacher.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested junior faculty must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a dissertation or book chapter.
Interested senior faculty must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and samples of published work (as one document).

All interested faculty must include a list of three (3) referees from whom the Search Committee will solicit Confidential Letters of Reference.

  • All submissions must be uploaded into Interfolio. Complete applications received by October 18, 2013 will be given full consideration.
  • Interfolio Link: https://apply.interfolio.com/21871
  • fyi: when you go to Interfolio, Brown also wants a teaching statement and a personal statement. Six items in total.
  • Any updates? (11/19)
  • Still no word? (12/1)x3
  • I am surprised that there has not been any updates regarding this position. Perhaps the committee is swamped with applications. (12/4) x2. I'm feeling very unwanted right now myself!
  • Still nothing? (12/10)
  • My assumption is that this the search committee has identified some senior scholars for the position, none of whom posts on academic wiki. Otherwise, I have a difficult time believing that no one has received any feedback. (12/13)
  • Interfolio Rejection email .12/28.
  • Anyone else get a rejection or heard anything? (1/4) <---- Nothing (1/6)
  • Email rejection received just after Christmas (1/7)
  • Still nothing here. Perhaps, as posted above, all of the action is happening outside of the wiki. At this point I would be happy with a generic mass rejection e-mail. (1/10)
  • Anything further on this one? I have heard (unsubstantiated, so looking for confirmation here) that it is indeed a senior hire but they are also hoping for a second line, hence some lingering apps...anyone know?? (2/10)
  • I have not heard it but since I am one of those "lingering" apps I would be thrilled if they are able to secure a second line; it would offer us all another chance. (2/10)
  • Nothing yet? Anything? (2/14)
  • Any new updates? Has anyone tried calling?
  • Got a rejection e-mail today. I would like to think that meant I at least got a serious look. I don't know. (3/20/14) x2
  • Still nothing...no rejection...simply no word at all. (3/20) x2
  • Word is that the top candidate is at an Ivy and negotiating with Brown and a third Ivy... This has the looks of a failed search.

College of Charleston - Open Rank, African American Studies - CAMPUS VISITEdit

As a primary objective of the institutions new strategic plan, the College of Charleston is building an African American Studies Program as befits its unique location and the history of the Carolina Lowcountry. Working with key institutional partners, including the renowned Avery Research Center and the Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World as well as the 16 affiliated faculty, and pending final approval, the program expects to launch a new major in African American Studies in Fall 2014 to accompany an existing and successful minor.

The African American Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track, open rank faculty position in African American Studies to begin August 16, 2014. The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies or a related discipline and will teach exclusively in African American Studies. The program seeks an individual with a strong research agenda. Area of specialization is open, but preference may be given to applicants who can teach Introduction to African American Music or Introduction to African American Art. The teaching load is 3/3.

  • Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, a short writing sample (no more than 20 pages), a syllabus for Introduction to African American Studies, and a syllabus for Introduction to African American Music or African American Art. Materials must be submitted electronically by October 25, 2013 to https://jobs.cofc.edu/postings/2079. Any questions should be directed to Dr. Conseula Francis, Director of African American Studies, at francisc@cofc.edu.
  • Campus visit invite (12/16)

Cornell University (NY) - Africana Studies & Research Center, 20th c. Af-Am HistoryEdit

Cornell University - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor, Black Queer/Sexualities StudiesEdit

Iowa State University - African/African-American StudiesEdit

The African and African American Studies Program at Iowa State University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor to start in August 2014. The African and African American Studies Program is a cross-disciplinary program housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. We seek outstanding scholars with expertise in African and African American Studies. The research emphasis of applicants should be appropriate for an appointment in one of the academic departments in the college such as Anthropology, English, History, Philosophy and Religious Studies, Political Science, or Psychology. This position is expected to maintain a nationally visible, active program of scholarship in his/her areas of specialization and teach courses in the Program and in the tenure-home Department.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have completed their Ph.D. by August 16, 2014. In addition, applicants for an Associate Professor appointment must meet university standards for appointment at this rank, including a substantial record of publication.

PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching in African or African American Studies at the collegiate level. Research interests/expertise that complement and build on research strengths in the African and African American Studies Program, tenure home department and Iowa State University.

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 31,000 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,000 faculty and staff (see http://www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of nearly 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation (see http://www.amescvb.com).

  • TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION, SUBMITT COMPLETED APPLICATION BY NOVEMBER 22, 2013.
  • Request for letters of recommendation and writing sample (12/6) x 2
  • Rejection by email (1/14) x4 (to be fair, it was a very nice email<--agreed).

Johns Hopkins University - Director for the Center for Africana Studies (Associate or Full Prof.)Edit

Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks a Director for the Center for Africana Studies (CAS), an interdisciplinary program that advances the study of Africa, Afro-America, and the wider African Diaspora. An outstanding scholar and leader, the Director of CAS will maintain and develop scholarly and curricular initiatives and will oversee collaborative programming between departments in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, as well as between Arts and Sciences and other divisions across the university. For any questions regarding this position, please contact africana.studies@jhu.edu.

Qualifications: A successful candidate will hold a tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor in the home department of his/her own discipline and evenly allocate teaching and service between Africana Studies and that department. The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review. All disciplines in social sciences and humanities, including music of the African Diaspora, are welcome.

  • Application Instructions: Please apply online to the Search Committee Chair, Interfolio Job ID: 21800, including: a letter of application, a current CV, a statement of current research projects, and a copy of one representative publication online. Review of applications will begin September 25, 2013.
  • Interfolio Link: https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/21800
  • Received an email rejection today 10/23 x3

Metropolitan State University (MN) - TT Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies Faculty with emphasis in Black Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWS HELDEdit

The Department of Ethnic Studies at Metropolitan State University invites applications for a tenure track, probationary position in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Black Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2014. The faculty member will teach up to 21 semester credits per year, including interdisciplinary comparative ethnic studies courses and courses in Black Studies, engage in active scholarship, contribute service to the department and university, and advise students.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Social Science or Humanities fields with an emphasis in Black/African American Studies and /or extensive research, scholarship, and teaching in Black/African American Studies.
  • Evidence of effective teaching at the college or university level, including demonstrated proficiency in teaching ethnic studies curriculum from a comparative perspective.
  • Demonstrated commitment to serving a culturally and racially diverse non-traditional student population. 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to integrating teaching and scholarship with Black/African American community life and experience.
  • Fluency with intersectional and interdisciplinary approaches to ethnic studies teaching and scholarship.


The University: Metropolitan State University, a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, serves approximately 11,000 students in the greater Twin Cities Metropolitan area. We are the most diverse university in the system, with approximately 31% of our students coming from communities of color. The university offers programs leading to baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degrees. Visit our web site at http://www.metrostate.edu

Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience, and is determined by the salary placement process as outlined in the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) Master Agreement.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: http://www.hr.mnscu.edu/contract_plans/documents/IFO_Plan_11_13.pdf


For the most current information on the IFO, go to www.ifo.org

Metropolitan State University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not 
discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, including transgender status or gender expression, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other areas of the University. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Application: To apply, go to http://agency.governmentjobs.com/metrostatemn/default.cfm

  • Applications must be received by Noon on Closing Date: Friday, January 10, 2014. 

  • If you need help submitting your online application, please contact NEO GOV @ 1-877-204- 4442, option 1, for technical assistance. 
If you have other questions related to this job announcement, please contact Human Resources, Search & Selection
  • Specialist, Jody (Mary) Anderson at 651.793.1811. TTY users call 651.772.7687. 

  • I had a phone interview with them back February 26. I made a followup inquiry last week, and was told that they are still evaluating candidates (4/11)

Michigan State University - TT Assistant Professor, Comparative Race and Identity of the Global African DiasporaEdit

North Dakota State University - TT Assistant Professor in African Diaspora/Heritage Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

NDSU’s College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in African Diaspora Heritage Studies to begin August 2014. This position will be an appointment in at least one but no more than two departments, based on the candidate’s areas of expertise: English; History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies; Sociology and Anthropology; and Visual Arts.

Minimum Requirements: PhD in relevant field with a specialization in African Diaspora and in heritage, postcolonial, or religious studies; evidence of effective teaching at the college level; effective oral and written communication skills; evidence of an interdisciplinary research and teaching agenda.

Preferred Qualifications: We seek a dynamic colleague to support the college’s interdisciplinary mission. The ideal candidate will demonstrate expertise in 3 or more of the following areas, in alphabetical order: 1) arts and visual expression; 2) critical race, ethnicity, gender, identity, or sexuality studies; 3) cultural studies or historiography; ; 4) heritage or museum studies; 5) memory studies; 6) new media or digital humanities; 7) qualitative research methods; 8) religion or ritual/religious arts; 9) social justice studies; 10) world and postcolonial literatures.

Required application materials: 2-3 page cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualification for the position; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three academic referees.

  • Apply online: https://jobs.ndsu.edu/postings/4326
  • Screening begins 1/10/14.
  • FWIW, interfolio says it "closes" 5 Feb. But, anybody heard anything? (1/31)
  • (2/4) Just received an emailo telling me that I'm one of the finalist. They are going to phone/ Skype interview me.
  • Has anyone heard from NDSU after the skype interview? Have they invited people for the campus interview?
  • Campus Interview scheduled (3/5)
  • Offer made and accepted [posted 5/6]

Ohio University - TT Assistant Professor of African American StudiesEdit

The Department of African American Studies at Ohio University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with earned doctorate degree, teaching experience at the university level, and a demonstrated promise of producing scholarship or creativity in African American Studies or related fields of racial, gender, religious and musical studies.

The Department, which offers courses leading to the major (B. A.) in African American Studies, resides in the College of Arts and Sciences, and has a core of six faculty, assisted by affiliated faculty from other OU departments and programs. The mission of the Department to provide a high-quality, interdisciplinary degree is essential. Our areas of expertise in the media, creative arts, and social policy require instruction in the Black Family, the Black Child, Gender and Race, as well as introductory courses in the discipline of African American Studies. The Department is also planning for future collaboration on the part of the faculty to contribute to the mission of the African American Research and Service Institute.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a normal course load and to conduct and publish research. Responsibilities also include the potential for offering graduate students a certificate program, research interests in a related academic discipline, and undergraduate instruction in African American Studies; as well as university and professional service.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D in African American Studies or related fields of Gender, Religious, or Musical studies (for ABD candidates the Ph.D must be conferred by August 11, 2014.)

Preferred Qualifications: Substantial experience in teaching courses in the undergraduate level specifically in the disciplines of the humanities or social sciences.

  • Please complete the online application and attach required documents. Required documents include a detailed cover letter, CV, official graduate transcripts, and a writing sample or samples of teaching excellence (uploaded as an "other" document). For references, applicants will be asked to key-in contact details for reference providers who will be emailed to complete a letter of reference using an online quicklink.
  • The position will remain open until filled. However, for full consideration, please apply by January 19, 2014.
  • Online App. Form: http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/7605

Penn State University - Associate Professor or Professor of Black Feminist Thought, Gender and SexualityEdit

Princeton University - Open Rank Professor of Sociology and African American StudiesEdit

The Department of Sociology and the Center for African American Studies at Princeton expect to hire a faculty member, rank open, to begin in September 2014. We are seeking a scholar with interests and expertise in the quantitative study of racial stratification and the social, economic, and physical well-being of African Americans. The successful candidate will have a broad theoretical imagination, methodological sophistication, and a firm commitment to teaching and service.

  • Review of applications begins September 15, 2013 and will continue until a final decision is reached. Junior candidates please submit a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, one or more samples of written work, and the names and contact information for three references. Senior candidates please submit a letter of inquiry and Curriculum Vitae. All materials should be submitted online at http://jobs.princeton.edu.

San Jose State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, African Americans, Race & Ethnicity, Urban & Community - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences (SISS) is a collaborative department offering degree programs in Sociology (Concentrations in Community Change and Social Interactions), Social Science Teacher Preparation, Asian American Studies and Women’s Studies minors, and a Master’s degree program in Sociology.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology or related discipline required at the time of hiring. We seek to hire a faculty member whose specializations are in urban communities, race & ethnicity; focus on communities of color, immigrant communities and African Americans especially desirable; expertise in quantitative or qualitative research methods. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural student population through training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities: Teaching and research in the areas of expertise as well as new course development appropriate to an interdisciplinary department; course and major assessment of student learning; service and governance appropriate to rank; four course per semester teaching load. Candidate must address the needs of a diverse student population in terms of age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation, demonstrated through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

  • Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by December 2, 2013 to: Chair, Search Committee (Please include JOID # 22642 on all correspondence), Department of Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0122
  • Phone interview - 12/13
  • Five candidates given campus visit late Jan/early Feb (2/3)
  • Offer made (3/7)

Texas A&M University - Africana Studies and Film Studies (Open Rank)Edit

Texas A&M University - Africana Studies and Religious Studies (Open Rank)Edit

University of Alabama - TT Assistant Professor, African American StudiesEdit

The Departments of Gender and Race Studies and American Studies at the University of Alabama invite applications for a joint tenure track appointment assistant professor in African American studies. We welcome applicants from a variety of disciplines including, but not limited to, African American Studies, Women’s Studies, American Studies, Political Science, Sociology, English, History and other relevant disciplines. The ideal candidate would be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of interest, which might include African American politics, Black popular culture, and Black feminist criticism. The candidate will be expected to teach the course in the Department of American Studies, The American Experience 1620 to 1865.

Appointment is 75% in Gender and Race Studies and 25% in American Studies; service requirements will NOT exceed those of faculty with appointment in a single department.

Pursuit of an active research agenda leading to the publication of a number of articles or a book is required as well as service to the University community and professional organizations. The successful candidate will present a record of scholarship and teaching that is consistent with tenure-track work at a research university. PhD in hand preferred, ABD considered. Tenure will be in the Department of Gender and Race Studies, and service requirements will not exceed those of faculty with appointment in a single department.

  • The appointment will begin August 15, 2014. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We welcome applications from women, members of historically underrepresented minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
  • To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, and curriculum vitae. Send three letters of recommendation and a transcript of graduate work and an article-length writing sample directly to Search Committee, Gender and Race Studies, University of Alabama, Manly Hall 104, Box 870272, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0272. For more information, contact the search committee chair Dr. Utz McKnight, at mcknight.utz@ua.edu.
  • Anyone heard anything? (1/17/2014)

University of California, Berkeley - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor, African Diaspora - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

The University of California at Berkeley invites applications for a tenure—track faculty position at the assistant professor or associate professor level in the Department of African American Studies, beginning in the 2014­—15 academic year. We are interested in applicants who study the African Diaspora and examine issues of globalization and post—colonialism. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work engages comparatively with transnational formations, especially across two or more regions of the African Diaspora (including but not limited to the U.S., the Americas, the Caribbean, sub-­‐Saharan Africa, and Europe). Applicants may study the cultures, languages, communities, politics, economics and theories of the African Diaspora from a variety of cultural studies or social science disciplinary perspectives (including digital humanities). Candidates should demonstrate strong promise of scholarly productivity and intellectual distinction in their academic field. We are looking for candidates with a commitment to productive interdisciplinary research and teaching in African American Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation. A PhD in African American Studies, Social Science, Cultural Studies or a related field is required within one year of the date of appointment. For further information you may contact the Search Committee Chair at dbscott@berkeley.edu, with the subject-­heading, “Diaspora Search.”

Applicants must submit (1) detailed letter of research interests and qualifications; (2) CV; (3) one article- length writing sample (4) 3 letters of reference. Materials should be submitted to: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00270

The website gives directions for self--registration, uploading of documents in PDF, and accessing URLs for individuals providing letters of reference. Letters must be submitted directly to the University. 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) prior to submitting their letters.

  • All materials must be submitted no later than November 18, 2013. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until November 18, 2013. For questions, please contact: Ann Gilbert at anngilbert@berkeley.edu
  • Skype interview scheduled 12/13

University of Maryland - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies, African American/African Diaspora Cultural ProductionEdit

  • The Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position focused on African American and/or African Diaspora Cultural Production at the rank of Assistant Professor. The starting date for this position is August 15, 2014, contingent upon funding.
  • We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who focuses on African American and/or African Disapora cultural production and can situate her/his work within the context of one or both of our Departmental themes, cultural constructions of identity and difference and cultures of everyday life, both embracing transnational perspectives and approaches. We especially seek those with expertise in one or more topical directions: sound, new media/digital humanities, food, social movements, public aesthetics, queer studies. The successful applicant will show clear promise of a strong research record, the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise students, and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary and collaborative research and teaching.
  • For best consideration, submit a complete application by Dec. 2, 2013. The application should include a letter describing one’s approach to African American/African Diaspora cultural production and interdisciplinary Americans' cultural studies more broadly, research program, and teaching interests and experiences; curriculum vitae; a sample of scholarly research; and list of three references who will submit letters of reference. Send inquiries to the chair of the search committee, Professor Psyche Williams-Forson, at pwforson@umd.edu. To apply for this position, visit https://ejobs.umd.edu/, click on the Faculty link, and look for position # 119588. Applicants must have a doctoral degree in hand by August 1, 2014.
  • Request for additional materials: Dec 15

University of Wisconsin-Madison - TT Asst. Professor, African-American StudiesEdit

  • The Afro-American Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin Madison invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor appointment in African American Studies, with an emphasis on Art History and/or Visual Culture. This appointment will begin August 25, 2014. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by date of hire. Research and teaching interests may include, but are not limited to, diaspora history, gender and womens history, popular culture, slavery, and black political and social movements. The successful candidate is expected to teach the survey course in African American Art History, contribute to both the graduate and undergraduate programs in the department, produce scholarship commensurate with the expectations of a research university, and perform university service as appropriate.
  • Applicants should send a cover letter describing research, teaching experience and teaching philosophy, a curriculum vitae, official graduate transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. If the writing sample is a part of a book manuscript or dissertation, please include a description of the larger project. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by November 18, 2013. Materials should be sent to Professor Craig Werner, Department of Afro-American Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 4141 Helen C. White Hall, 600 N. Park St. Madison, WI, 53706.
  • 11/27- Additional Materials requested
  • Additional materials requested on 11/27. Semi finalists will be notified in mid Jan with interviews to take place at CAA in early Feb. Two finalists will be invited for a campus visit at the end of Feb or early March.
  • 1/18 Email received stating application had not reached semi final round

University of Wyoming - TT Assistant Professor in African American and Diaspora Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

The University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in African American &; Diaspora Studies with joint affiliation in the Department of History. The position is a joint position with 75% in African American &; Diaspora Studies as the tenure home and 25% in History. The appointment begins August 2014. The successful candidate must be able to teach and conduct research relevant to African American &; Diaspora Studies and History, particularly from an interdisciplinary perspective. The candidate should be able to teach African American History since 1600, with special teaching abilities in the history of African Civilizations, Pan-Africanism, and Black urban and working-class history, political protest, religious history, and social movements. The research specialization is open.

Qualifications and Duties: A Ph.D. is expected by the start date. A Ph.D. in Black Studies or History is desired, but not required. ABD candidates will be reviewed. An ABD candidate is expected to have completed the terminal degree by the start date. Strong teaching and research experience are highly desirable. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda. Teaching is required in our undergraduate, and/or graduate and professional programs. The majority of the teaching requirement (3/2 load) is expected in African American &; Diaspora Studies. Candidates will have an opportunity to teach a seminar at the senior or graduate level. Other courses would be from the candidate's area of specialization.

  • Application Materials Required: Candidates should submit an electronic portfolio consisting of: a.) letter of application; b) teaching philosophy (this can be separate or attached to the letter of application); c.) complete CV; d.) one example of research; e.) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and f.) three letters of reference to Dr. Tracey Owens Patton, Chair of the Search Committee. Electronic portfolios should be sent as one PDF file sans the reference letters to this email address: mhager@uwyo.edu. Applications must be received by September 30, 2013.
  • Anyone heard anything about this job?
  • They have done skype interviews already [posted 11/19]

Wesleyan University - TT Asst. Prof. - Af-Am Studies CANCELLED / POSTPONEDEdit

  • The African American Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2014. Applicants should have a PhD in Political Science, Sociology, or African American Studies, and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college with strong support for teaching and research. The teaching load is two courses per semester. We seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in the fields of politics, comparative politics, social policy, political sociology, social or political theory, with specific focus on the African American experience.
  • Please apply at: http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4006. Include cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including course syllabi and student evaluations. We also require the email addresses for three referees so that we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation from them. Applications received after October 15, 2013 may not be given full consideration.
  • Job search has been postponed until next year. [posted 10/16/13]

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Asian-American StudiesEdit

San Francisco State University - TT Assistant Professor, Asian American StudiesEdit

The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Asian American Studies Department with a specialization in Asian American history, to commence Fall 2014 semester (Search #10.13).

Qualifications:

-PhD or equivalent terminal degree by August 1, 2014.
-Required specialization in Asian American history.
-Preferred expertise in Chinese and/or Japanese American Studies and/or political science.
-Candidates with bilingual expertise in an Asian language are encouraged to apply.

In addition to the specific area(s) of specialization for this position, candidates must demonstrate (1) an ability to teach general and comparative Asian American Studies courses (both undergraduate and graduate levels), (2) excellence in curricular development and student advising, (3) commitment to scholarly/professional activities in the field of Asian American Studies, and (4) service to Asian American communities.

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with rank and qualifications.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2013

Submit an application dossier containing the following: a CV, all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, writing/publication samples, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio that includes sample syllabi for one general lower-division course and one specific upper-division course matching this job description (refer to the department’s list of courses at www.sfsu.edu/~aas).

Mail hard copies to:

Asian American Studies Hiring Committee, Search #10.13
College of Ethnic Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue – EP 103
San Francisco, CA 94132

For further information contact: aashire@sfsu.edu or 415/338-2698

University of Illinois, Chicago - TT Assistant Professor, Asian American Visual CulturesEdit

University of Massachusetts Boston - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies, Asian-American HistoryEdit

University of Michigan - TT Prof. Asian American and/or Pacific Islander StudiesEdit

The University of Michigan's Department of American Culture and its Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) program seek qualified applicants for a tenure-track appointment in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander studies at the rank of assistant or early associateprofessor. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2014.

Scholars with a demonstrated expertise in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander studies are encouraged to apply. We seek to increase our expertise in transnational migration, comparative/interethnic studies, indigeneity, social movements, religion, gender and sexuality, or cultural studies. We especially encourage applications from candidates who can teach courses on South Asian Americans and/or Muslim Americans. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research is crucial. Ph.D. required prior to appointment.

Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to ac-position@umich.edu. Include: 1. Cover letter addressed to Chair, A/PIA Search Committee 2. Vita 3. Writing sample (no more than 25 pages) 4. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience 5. Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards) 6. Statement of current and future research plans 7. Three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to ac-position@umich. edu directly from the signer's (or credentialing service's) institutional email address

  • Screening of applications will begin September 1, 2013, and will continue until an appointment is made. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Michigan is supportive of the needs of dual career couples and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
  • Also posted at American Studies 2014

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Latino/a / Chicano/a StudiesEdit

California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo - Ethnic Studies / Latino/a Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of Ethnic Studies at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of Latino/a Studies, beginning September 15, 2014. We seek candidates whose scholarship takes a substantive, creative and interdisciplinary approach to Latino/a Studies, Critical Race Theory/Ethnic Studies and Humanities/Cultural Studies as these foci intersect in a global context.

Candidates should exhibit expertise in Latino/a Studies, with a demonstrated ability and desire to define Ethnic Studies from a comparative perspective that includes attention to the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality. Preference will be given to scholars with additional emphases in Transnational Studies of the Americas, Indigenous Studies, Urban Studies, cultural political economy, or immigration. The successful candidate will likely teach courses such as the Survey of Latino/a Studies, Mexican American Cultural Images, and Race, Culture and Politics in the U.S., as well as courses in her or his areas of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach comparative cultural studies courses such as Cultural Production and Ethnicity and Hip Hop, Poetics and Politics.

We seek a dynamic scholar and collaborative colleague who demonstrates the desire and ability to establish interdisciplinary teaching, research, and/or community engagement partnerships with faculty within the College of Liberal Arts and across the broader university, as well as with community partners. The typical teaching load is 12 units per quarter and includes student advising and correspondingly reasonable service and research expectations. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications / Specialized Skills: A Ph.D. in Latino/a Studies, Ethnic Studies, Post-Colonial Studies, Cultural Studies, or a comparable program in the Social Sciences or Humanities at time of appointment is required. Applicants should have a strong foundation in Latina/o Studies, which can come from a range of disciplinary homes. University teaching experience and evidence of an active research agenda are expected.

The Ethnic Studies Department, in the College of Liberal Arts, offers a B.A. degree in Comparative Ethnic Studies. The department also offers an Ethnic Studies minor, a minor in Indigenous Studies in Natural Resources and the Environment, as well as a range of courses that fulfill general education and cultural pluralism requirements. Additional department information at http://www.cla.calpoly.edu/es, Email: ethnicstudies@calpoly.edu, phone: 805-756-1707.

  • Review Begin Date: 11-22-2013.
  • Online App. Form: https://www.calpolyjobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=163527
  • Does anyone know if they are requesting letters from everyone or just folks they are interested in?
  • i think there is an internal candidate. (x2)
  • I called 1/31/14 and was told that they are still reviewing applications. No finalists selected yet.
  • Campus interviews have been scheduled. 2/6/14. (x2)

California State University Channel Islands - TT Position in Chicana/o Studies - PHONE / SKYPE INTERVIEWS Edit

The Chicana/o Studies Program at California State University Channel Islands seeks applicants at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in the area of Latino/Latina Health to begin in fall 2014.

Position Description: We seek a candidate who specializes in Latino/Latina Health. The candidate is expected to strengthen our commitment to teaching and researching the diverse health needs of the Latino/a population in Ventura County, the United States, and internationally. Areas of focus may include, but are not limited to: Latino/a youth and family, women’s health, immigration and health, indigenous health practices, mental health and applied health policy. The candidate will teach lower-division and upper-division courses that serve programmatic needs, and will be expected to develop courses in his/her area of expertise. The person hired will be expected to contribute to the Health Sciences major currently under development. The selected faculty member will also work with our vibrant and active student base of majors and minors and collaborate with various student and community engagement projects. This position will be an academic year appointment in Chicano/a Studies.

Qualifications: Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in the social sciences or health related field, including Chicano/a Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, Ethnic Studies, Social Work, Public Health, Anthropology, or Public Health Administration. ABD candidates will be considered, however Ph.D.must be completed by time of appointment. Candidates must demonstrate potential for excellent undergraduate teaching. Candidates should have a record or detailed agenda of scholarship, experience in or commitment to assessment and advising students, and a strong commitment to team-work, community service learning, and interdisciplinary teaching and learning. Bilingual Spanish speaking ability is also preferred.

Appointment Date: Fall 2014

Online Application Procedure: Consideration for all faculty positions requires the completion of an online application. Please submit a complete dossier, including 1) a cover letter describing how candidate meets the above noted qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) application form with questions (limit 1200 words) 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g., syllabi and evaluations ) and 5) a writing sample

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

  • Application Deadline The search committee will begin review of applicants on September 15th. Position is open until filled. Website: http://www.csucifacultyjobs.com
  • Skype/Phone Interview request 9/17.
  • Rejection email received 10/29

Edison State College (FL)Edit

  • Full-time Professor of History
  • "Edison currently seeks a full-time Professor of History. Candidates with teaching experience and a doctoral degree in history are encouraged to apply. Candidates with academic expertise in Latino/Latina Studies are likewise encouraged to apply.
  • "Closing Date: 1/15/2014.

Lehman College, City University of New York - TT Associate Professor, Latin American & Puerto Rican Studies/African & African American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies at Lehman College, City University of New York seeks to make a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Associate Professor to begin in fall 2014. This is a joint appointment with the Department of African and African American Studies (sixty percent in Latin American, Latino and Puerto Rican Studies and forty percent in African and African American Studies). We are seeking a specialist on Latin America whose research centers on the role of Africans in the making of the Americas; a specialist in the Black Atlantic; or a specialist in Afro-Latino Diasporas. Preferred areas are art history, visual culture (including digital and new media), performance studies, and the colonial period, but candidates in all areas will be considered.

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.

COMPENSATION: CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must apply online, http://www.cuny.edu, access the employment page, log in or create a new user account, and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Please upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three current references as ONE document.

Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.

  • CLOSING DATE: Open until filed with review of CVs to begin on September 3, 2013.
  • Anyone heard anything at all or have any news? (12/19?)
  • They're down to a short list (12/19)
  • Have they contacted anyone for interviews yet? (12/19) --- skype interview (12/31)
  • Campus interviews: 1x Feb

Our Lady of the Lake University (TX) - TT Asst Prof Mexican American Studies  - Application priority by June 1, 2014 Edit

http://ollusa.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=49122

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (HuSS) invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Mexican American Studies to begin August 2014. The selected candidate will:

  • Be responsible for redesigning the curriculum for the BA degree in Mexican American Studies and will work with faculty across departments and schools/colleges to develop and maintain courses inclusive of Mexican American culture, arts, history, and scholarship throughout the OLLU curriculum.
  • Maintain a four course load each semester, with a one course release one semester.
  • Rank of an Assistant Professor level (Tenure Track), depending on qualifications and experience.

Requirements. The successful candidate must have:

  • A Ph.D. in Mexican American Studies, or a primary focus on Mexican-American Studies in a field represented within the HuSS department; experience working with a wide demographic of students, specifically including Mexican American and first generation university students
  • Experience teaching classes focusing on Mexican American culture, arts, history, and/or social sciences
  • Experience working collaboratively with faculty members across disciplines to develop and support curriculum inclusive of Mexican American culture, arts, history, social sciences, and other relevant scholarship.
  • Experience with integrating service learning and other community-oriented practices into innovative, interdisciplinary pedagogical and research practices.
  • Commitment to engaging students in campus-community partnerships that address educational and service disparities in the Mexican American and transnational Mexican immigrant communities.
  • Commitment to attracting and mentoring students from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Preference may be given to candidates who can teach some combination of the History of Mexican Americans and Mexican American Culture in the Southwest and who can contribute expertise to other disciplines such as Literature, Philosophy, Art, Music, Political Science, Spanish-language instruction/sociolinguistics, and Religious Studies and Theology.

Additional Information:Preference will be given to candidates who apply by June 1st. For questions about the position contact: Dr. Ezequiel Pena, epena@lake.ollusa.edu, 210-431-3965.

  • Application acknowledged 6/3

Portland State University (OR) - TT Asst. Prof, Chicano/Latino StudiesEdit

https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/11726

The Chicano/Latino Studies Program invites applications for tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin September 16, 2014. The candidate must have Ph.D in Spanish Literature, Chicano/Latino Studies or related field, at the time of appointment and should have a record of proven excellence in teaching and commitment to research in Chicano/Latino Literature, Gender and Popular Culture, as well as the Chicana/Latina experience. Candidates with specialization in the traditional disciplines of the Humanities, including those with strong comparative and interdisciplinary backgrounds, are also encouraged to apply. Demonstrated success and ability in publishing scholarly work and obtaining external research grant support would be an advantage.

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Teaching Interest
  • Statement of Research Interests
  • Writing Sample
  • Open Until Finalists Identified, Screening begins 03/07/2014.

San José State University (CA) - TT Asst. Prof, Mexican American Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Mexican American Studies Job opening ID (JOID): 22643

RANK: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. required with academic preparation in the social sciences and/or Ethnic Studies with an emphasis on Chicana/o Studies and Chicana/o-Latina/o communities and Policy Analysis and Development. Required: 1.) Experience in Chicana/o-Latina/o community research and engagement, 2.) Awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of multicultural populations, gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, or other comparable experience, 3.) Publications or strong potential for publications, and teaching experience appropriate to academic specialty in the area of policy. Preferred: 1.) Knowledge of curriculum development in Chicana/o studies, 2.) Evidence of both undergraduate and graduate mentoring, 3.) Successful grant-writing skills, 4) Expertise in Comparative Ethnic Studies and Policy.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This professor will: 1.) teach courses in Mexican American Studies at both undergraduate and graduate levels in the applicant's training and interests; 2.) foster applied interdisciplinary programs and partnerships with other departments at SJSU and other campuses; and, 3.) help to develop on-line curriculum. This work will involve crossing disciplines and active engagement with diverse groups and individuals. Scholarly and professional contributions are expected for tenure and promotion. Responsibilities also include developing and updating curricula and program, advising students, and serving on administrative and academic committees. The candidate must have and/or develop experience to address the needs of a diverse student population--in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation--through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

STARTING DATE: August 19, 2014

ELIG1BILITY: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013, and continue until position is filled.

  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by November 1, 2013 to: Professor Julia Curry, Hiring Committee Chair, Mexican American Studies Department, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0118. Please include the Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
  • 11/14 Recevied Applicant Information for Academic Vacancies survey in the mail.
  • 12/5 Any word on this one?
  • Email invite for campus visit 11/19
  • Offer Accepted as of 2/26 by R1 Ethnic Studies grad, degree in hand.

SUNY Oneonta - TT Assistant Professor of Latino/a Diasporic Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of Africana & Latino Studies (ALS) at SUNY Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Latino/a Diasporic Studies beginning August 2014. The initial appointment will be for two years. Expectations include teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development. SUNY Oneonta is a comprehensive, public, liberal arts and sciences college with 6,000 students. The College is ranked as one of the 50 best regional universities in the North by U.S. News & World Report. Founded nearly 40 years ago, the Department of Africana and Latino Studies is one of a handful in the United States to integrate and maintain the intersections of Black and Latino Studies. Our program is vibrant and ever evolving, incorporating into our courses new scholarship from critical race studies, social theory, gender studies, sexuality studies, cultural studies, and ethnic studies. To learn more about the College or the Department please visit http://www.oneonta.edu or http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/africlat/. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with diverse populations, and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

  • To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=39919. Please upload a curriculum vitae, letter of interest describing research and teaching interests, copies of graduate transcripts (official required at time of appointment), writing sample, evidence of last teaching experience, and have three professional references send letters to: Dr. Kathleen O’Mara, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Africana and Latino Studies, SUNY Oneonta, Oneonta, New York 13820 or emailed to Kathleen.OMara@oneonta.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. [job posted 08/14/13]
  • 10/21 Phone Interviews
  • 11/12 Any other news??
  • Campus interviews in progress [posted 11/18/13]

University of California, Davis -  Chicana/o Studies (2 positions)Edit

The Department of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applications for two positions. Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers and have a committed interest in developing productive community relations. Ph.D. in Chicana/o Studies or other related field is required by September 29, 2014.

OPEN RANK: OPEN FIELD: Research specialization is open. Candidates with innovative and interdisciplinary approaches in the field of Chicana/o Studies will be preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda or demonstrate potential for research with interdisciplinary, social justice approaches to Chicana/o Studies and will need to demonstrate excellence in delivering undergraduate curriculum in Chicana/o Studies. For more information and to apply for this position: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00157
OPEN RANK: HEALTH - Research specialization in clinical or health psychology or public health, is preferred. Candidates with innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to address the health and mental health needs of immigrants and US born Latina/os and Chicana/os will be preferred. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda or demonstrate potential for research with interdisciplinary, social justice approaches to Chicana/o Studies and be able to teach undergraduate courses in Community Based Participatory research methods, quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, Chicana/o health, mental health and/or health policy. The appointee will complement the current faculty’s teaching in community health, mental health, and social policy. For more information and to apply for this position: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00158
  • For full consideration applications should be completed by February 1, 2014. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The positions are open until filled.
  • Has anyone heard anything about this position? Have folks been asked for letters yet? (3/11)
  • Inquired by email and received a response that they are still working on the search and the process is still open (4/3)

University of California, Irvine - TT Assistant Professor of Chicano/Latino StudiesEdit

University of California, Irvine. The Department of Chicano/Latino Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2014. We will be pleased to review applications from scholars with training in all Social Sciences, and related disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to teach lower-division as well as upper-division and graduate courses in his/her field of specialization and contribute to the overall research and pedagogical goals of the Department of Chicano/Latino Studies.

The Department has identified several research areas of particular interest and invites applications from scholars who can contribute to any of these departmental goals. We encourage applications from scholars of:

the migration and incorporation experiences of Central American migrants to the United States;
community development and mobilization of Latino/a neighborhoods;
gender, sexuality, expressive culture, and the Latino/a experience.
  • The Department will begin to review applications on December 1, 2013; the position will remain open until filled. Applications should include a vita, a letter describing current and future research and teaching directions, up to three research publications or writing samples, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted through the University of California, Irvine RECRUIT utility at https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF02159. Inquiries can be directed to Debbie Michel, Department of Chicano/Latino Studies, 3151 Social Science Plaza, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA 92697-5100; e-mail: dmichel@uci.edu; phone: (949) 824-1424, fax: (949) 824-1019. Information on the UCI Department of Chicano/Latino Studies can be found at http://www.chicanolatinostudies.uci.edu/.
  • QUESTION: Does anyone know if we also need to submit research & teaching statements for this position? The job website asks for these documents, while the ad does not. 
  • they are not required
  • Any News?

University of California, Santa Cruz - Latino Studies - Asst. Prof of Youth Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Latin American and Latino Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Youth Studies, at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. The position is open with respect to substantive focus. We seek candidates whose research focuses on youth studies, with an emphasis on the processes and implications of how youth actively reinvent and mobilize around their identities, construct social, cultural and communicative or media practices, or engage in active civic and political life in areas such as public education, representation, gender, sexual and racial equality, or immigration reform. The candidate’s work should demonstrate expertise in transnationalism. While we are open to the specific issues that the successful candidate would focus on in his/her research, we seek to hire a youth studies professor whose approach will fit the department’s four substantive themes: cultural flows/cultural politics, collective action/social movements, social inequalities, or transnational migration.

The Department of Latin American and Latino Studies has a strong tradition of collaborative and interdisciplinary work, and we especially encourage applications from strongly qualified candidates eager to extend their teaching and research activities across departmental and disciplinary boundaries.

The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community, and we encourage both domestic and international candidates to apply.

RANK: Assistant Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Social Science or Humanities field, or other related field, is required by June 30, 2014. Demonstrated record of research and university teaching.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or an indigenous language in the Americas.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014, with academic year beginning September 2014. Position contingent upon final budgetary approval.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Application, sample of written work, research statement, pedagogy statement, three confidential letters of reference*, teaching evaluations (optional). Applicants are invited to submit a statement addressing their contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00034 Refer to Position #JPF00034-14 in all correspondence.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.html

  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on October 01, 2013. 
To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete and letters of recommendation received by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2014.
  • Has anybody heard anything from this position? or has a sense of the timeline?
  • Haven't heard anything yet. They did ask for a lot of materials so maybe that's the holdup?
  • Nothing yet (12.1) x3 [Anyone? Anything?
  • I hear they are having campus interviews already 12/6/13
  • Where did you hear?
  • Any job offers? (2/18)
  • 3/5 FINALLY received rejection letter

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Native American StudiesEdit

See also: Indigenous and Native American Studies 2013-2014Edit

Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor, English and American Studies (pref. expertise in Indigenous Lit. of the Americas)Edit

San Diego State University - TT Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies: Land and LiteratureEdit

University of Colorado Boulder - TT Assistant Professor in American Indian/Indigenous StudiesEdit

University of South Dakota - TT Asst. Professor, Native Studies (2 Positions)Edit

University of Washington Tacoma - North American Native American/Indigenous StudiesEdit

Williams College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, Native American StudiesEdit

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - General / Mixed / Open Ethnic Studies / Race StudiesEdit

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - Ethnic and Women's Studies (African American Studies and Chicano/Latino Studies) - 2 TT Positions - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

The Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department in the College of Education and Integrative Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2014. We seek a candidate with expertise in African American Studies and a second candidate with expertise in Chicano/Latino Studies. Preferences will be given to candidates with specializations, but not restricted, in the following areas in diaspora, immigration, critical race theories, research methodologies, comparative social movements, cultural productions and/or performance, labor, education, digital and social media, queer/LGBT, gender, and multiracial/hybrid identities. The candidates will be expected to teach courses in their field of specializations, as well as additional EWS courses. In addition, the candidates should have the ability to teach comparative courses, integrate multiple disciplinary cultural and global perspectives, and incorporate educational technology in their teaching and professional activities. Candidates should also be committed to working with the campus cultural and gender centers and with diverse urban student populations.

  • The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than January 22, 2014. Early response is encouraged and submission of application materials in PDF is preferred. As process proceeds, candidates may be asked to submit additional sample syllabi and a writing example no longer than 20 pages.
  • I called on  2/18. The student assistant who answered said something like they were still  going through the applications, that no decisions had been made yet.  Not sure if that's true or if that's the standard response.
  • Email request to complete voluntary affirmative action form. I assume everyone gets this? (3/5) (x4)
  • Emailed asking about application, recieved a message saying my application is complete (for the second time). (3/5)
  • Emailed asking about the position status, but no response.  I heard they are already doing phone interviews this week (3/11) x2 <-- is this very reliable information? 
  • Different poster. A friend received a call early last week for a phone interview request. Interviews were scheduled for this week and the next. (3/15)
  • Anyone hear anything about campus visits? If they are scheduled yet or not? (4/3)
  • Campus visits scheduled (4/16)

Colorado College, Race and Ethnic Studies Program - Open Rank - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

  • The Colorado College Race and Ethnic Studies Program seeks an experienced scholar and teacher currently at the advanced assistant, associate, or full rank to guide the program through an exciting period of unprecedented growth as a Thematic Minor. While discipline and area of research are open, the successful candidate will have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research and will be willing to teach both introductory and advanced courses that focus on the comparative study of racialization and diasporas and their social, cultural, and political effects. If hired at the associate or full level the successful candidate will be expected to serve as director of the program after tenure and to further develop a curriculum and campus presence that are focused on issues of race, ethnicity, and migrations in the context of a liberal arts education for the 21st century. The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community. Candidates who contribute to that goal are particularly encouraged to apply, identifying experiences that will add to that diversity.
  • The Race and Ethnic Studies Mission Statement can be viewed online at http://www.coloradocollege.edu/academics/dept/raceandethnicstudies/about/
  • The successful candidate will also be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research program. We are especially interested in candidates who can connect their scholarly interests to communities beyond the College campus and who are dedicated to increasing the diversity of the curriculum, faculty, and student body.
  • The Colorado College calendar, called the Block Plan, is a unique academic system in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time. Each block is three and a half weeks long, with an academic year of eight and a half blocks; faculty teach six blocks per year. The intensive modular schedule is well suited to in-depth faculty-student interactions, including research collaborations.
  • To be considered for the position, applicants must be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank at another institution by the August 2014 start date. Please include the following materials in your application: Cover Letter, CV, 3 letters of recommendation, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Agenda, and one writing sample from an already published piece. Deadline for application is November 15. While attendance at the 2013 American Studies Association Annual Meeting is not required for advancement in the interview process, interviews for the position will take place during the meeting, November 21-24. Please feel free to call the Director of Race and Ethnic Studies, Claire Oberon Garcia (719.389.6510), if you have any questions or would like more information about the position.
  • Link to Apply: https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/1237
  • FYI, although the ad doesn't mention this, when you go to apply online you are required to upload your graduate transcript. You also can't just have your institution send your transcript straight to CC.
  • Received invite for Skype interview. (12/10) x2
  • Campus interviews have taken place. Has an offer been made? 2-4

Colorado State University - TT Asst. Professor, Native American or African-American Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWSEdit

The Ethnic Studies Department at Colorado State University invites applications for a 9-month entry-level tenure track position in African American or Native American Studies. This is an Assistant Professor position and salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Starting Date: August 16, 2014.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Qualified applicants will have completed a doctorate degree by August 15, 2014. The applicant must demonstrate potential excellence in research/scholarship in African American or Native American Studies; potential for excellence in teaching (African American or Native American courses), potential for excellence in service/outreach, and strong communication skills. Service and outreach commitment to the African American or Native American community should be established through past or current examples of mentoring, activism, and outreach. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach core ethnic studies courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level (i.e. introduction to ethnic studies, ethnic studies theory & history, etc). Candidates whose work is interdisciplinary, intersectional, and/or comparative are also strongly encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in African American or Native American Studies, or Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in African American or Native American Studies; however, we also welcome and encourage applicants with degrees in other disciplines. The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year, including graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor students, have an active research agenda, and engage in outreach/service with the African American or Native American community.

Examples of potential candidates areas of expertise in African American Studies include but are not limited to: sociocultural politics, history, social movements, education, cinema, critical race theory and its engagement with criminal justice, gender and black feminist theory, African American arts and cultural expressions, sports, and diaspora studies.
Examples of potential candidates areas of expertise in Native American Studies include but are not limited to: Indigenous knowledge systems, contemporary literary and visual culture, history, health, Indigenous education and leadership, tribal governments, sociopolitical and political economy.
  • Closing Date for Application: Full consideration will be extended to completed applications received no later than November 1, 2013. Review of applications will commence on that date. We prefer applications to be sent electronically, if possible, to Jodi.Griffin@colostate.edu For full position description, visit http://www.jobs.libarts.colostate.edu
  • Applications must include a cover letter stating interest, current vita, sample of recent writing or publication, evidence of teaching/advising excellence if available, and letters from three references. Application materials, including letters of recommendation of semi-finalist candidates, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Ethnic Studies Department. Application materials may be mailed to: Ethnic Studies Search Committee Chair, Dept. of Ethnic Studies, 1790 Campus Delivery, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1790. Fax: 970-491-2717.
  • Recieved conformation of materials 11/4
  • Phone interview scheduled 11/20

Eastern Michigan University - TT Asst. Professor, Women's and Gender Studies (Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Critical Race/Ethnic Studies)Edit

Penn State Harrisburg - Assistant or Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnic/Gender StudiesEdit

Penn State Harrisburg, School of Humanities, invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of American Studies and Ethnic/Gender Studies. The American Studies program offers the BA, MA and PhD and has an active public outreach component. The successful candidate will have credentials in ethnicity, gender, race and sexuality. Teaching assignments may include graduate seminars in Race and Ethnicity, Gender and Culture, Problems in American Studies and American Studies Theory and Method, and undergraduate courses in Ethnic America, African-American Experience, Women in American Society, American Masculinities, American Themes and Eras, and Introduction to American Studies. Candidates should have college teaching experience, a promising research and publication agenda in American Studies, and a commitment to university service and outreach. Experience with graduate instruction and advising in an American Studies program is desirable. Ph.D. in American Studies preferred. Degree must be in hand by the appointment date. Please visit our website at http://www.hbg.psu.edu/hum/amst.

  • The review of applications will begin on October 14, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered, please submit a cover letter explaining experience and match with this position, three letters of reference, evidence of teaching effectiveness (e.g. syllabi, course evaluations, peer observations), and a curriculum vitae to: American Studies Search Committee, c/o Mrs. Dorothy Guy, Director of Human Resources, Penn State Harrisburg, Box HNET-40338, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057-4898 or via email at HBG-HR@LISTS.PSU.EDU. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
  • Also posted at American Studies 2014 and Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2014

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; focuses on more than one distinct racialized group; and/or theorizes the intersectional production of racialized groups across various vectors of difference. 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. The minimum qualification required to be considered an applicant for the position is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in an appropriate disciplinary or interdisciplinary field within one year of the time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with the level of appointment and based on University of California pay scales.

  • Applications are due by November 14, 2013, for a start date of July 1, 2014. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample or publication, supporting evidence of teaching quality (if available) and 3 reference letters. Applications should be submitted to: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00264
  • Skype interview scheduled (12/16) x2
  • Any news on campus interviews?
  • first one is this friday. 1/24

University of California, Santa Cruz - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Critical Race and Ethnic Studies - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

The Division of Humanities at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track) or Associate Professor (with tenure). The successful applicant will contribute to teaching and scholarly research in CRES through membership in a department within the Humanities Division (Feminist Studies, History, History of Consciousness, Literature, or Philosophy). Associate Professor level (with tenure) appointees can hold appointments in more than one department. Applicants should be able to contribute to the study of race/ethnicity/gender formations as categories of analytic difference that structure society and as concepts that organize our knowledge of it. Possible related areas of research and teaching might include: critical race theories; transnational and global south feminisms; comparative ethnic studies; racialization and political formations; queer of color critique; sexuality and reproductive justice; immigration, diaspora, and labor formations; race, science, and technology; social justice and inequality; race, representation, and cultural production.

UCSC is inaugurating a new program in CRES. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to program building, curricular development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and community engagement. Candidates should be prepared to teach regularly, in both large lecture and advanced seminar format, in the core curriculum of the CRES program as well as in the undergraduate and graduate programs of their home department. We seek a scholar with an established research profile, interdisciplinary expertise, and a commitment to decolonial pedagogy.

This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities. Candidates must be able to work with students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

RANK: Assistant Professor to early Associate Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Assistant Professor level: PhD or equivalent degree (in hand at time of application) in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies or related fields; a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book in preparation or forthcoming; a record of college teaching.

Associate Professor level: Ph.D. or equivalent in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies or related fields; a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book published or forthcoming; a record of college teaching.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Commitment to community engagement, interdisciplinarity between, across, or on the edges of disciplines, program building, and working with graduate students.

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2014, with academic year beginning September 2014 or later.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include an informative letter of application (clearly outlining educational background, research interests, teaching experience, and publication record), vitae, at least three current confidential letters of recommendation* (2011 or later), a teaching statement, at least two syllabi, a short representative writing sample (30 pages max.), and a statement addressing contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00074

Refer to Position #JPF00074-14 in all correspondence.

All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm

  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2014. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete, and letters of recommendation received, by this date. The position will remain open until filled, but not later than 6/30/2015.
  • Any updates on this position?
  • The sound of crickets on my end. No news. 
  • I emailed them like 3 weeks ago because I had another offer.  I used the online form, but never heard anything back (3/29)
  • Campus interviews for Assistant Professor candidates have taken place.  It appears that there will be an additional round of interviews for Associate Professor candidates, so possibly two hires?

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth - TT Assistant Professor / TT Senior Scholar (Department of Crime & Justice Studies) - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

CJS is interested in interdisciplinary scholars who focus on "critical studies of justice through the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and empire." 

Scholars from fields of "Queer/women’s/gender studies, Ethnic Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Whiteness, and Black Studies" welcome as well as Criminology and Sociology. 

TT Asst. Professor:

The newly created Department of Crime & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level starting Fall 2014.   We are interested in candidates who focus on critical studies of justice through the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and empire.  Applicants are invited from Criminology, Sociology and related fields, as well as interdisciplinary fields drawing upon Queer/women’s/gender studies, Ethnic Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Whiteness, and Black Studies.

The faculty in Crime and Justice Studies come from multiple disciplines including sociology, law and society and criminology and our curriculum emphasizes the innovative integration of approaches. The department is striving to become a leader in interdisciplinary teaching and research on matters of justice.  

The selected candidate will be expected to teach both core and elective courses within the Crime & Justice Studies department.  Specifically the successful candidate should have a strong theoretical foundation in social theory and/or the ability to teach a mixed methods research course.  There is the opportunity to assist in designing, creating and growing an innovative and progressive program, with the future prospect of creating/contributing to graduate studies.  The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective undergraduate classroom instructor, have developed a strong research program and exhibit a commitment to service in the community and the university.  

Applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply.  ABDs will be considered but the Ph.D. must be completed by September 1, 2014 for contract renewal. Teaching experience is required with documented proficiency.

  • To apply, submit online a cover letter that outlines qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, a published or unpublished manuscript, 3 letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness including course syllabi and student course evaluations, and a graduate transcript to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.  Review of applications begins December 2, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.  UMass/Dartmouth is an equal opportunity -affirmative action employer.
  • Campus visit scheduled 12/12

Crime and Justice Studies position/Senior Faculty:

The newly created Department of Crime & Justice Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth invites applications for a position at the Associate or Full Professor level starting Fall 2014.  The faculty in Crime & Justice Studies comes from multiple disciplines including sociology, law and society, and criminology, and our curriculum emphasizes an innovative integration of approaches. The department is striving to become a leader in interdisciplinary teaching and research on matters of justice.  

The selected candidate will be expected to teach both core and elective courses within the Crime & Justice Studies department.  Academic focus is open, but you must have the desire to assist in designing, creating, growing and administering an innovative and progressive program, with the future prospect of creating/contributing to graduate studies. 

The successful candidate will be expected to be an effective undergraduate classroom instructor, have developed a strong research agenda, and exhibit a commitment to service in the community and the university.  We are especially interested in candidates who focus on critical theory through the intersectionality of race, gender, sexuality, class, nation, and empire.  Applicants are invited from Criminology, Sociology, Law and Society, and related fields, as well as interdisciplinary fields drawing upon Queer/women’s/gender studies, Ethnic Studies, Native American and Indigenous Studies, Whiteness, and Black Studies.

Applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply. PhD required and years of experience commensurate to associate or full professor ranking. Research publications commensurate to associate or full professor ranking. Teaching experience is required with documented proficiency.

  • To apply please submit online a cover letter that outlines qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, a published or unpublished manuscript, 3 letters of reference, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness including course syllabi and student course evaluations, and a graduate transcript to http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/. Review of applications begins December 2, 2013 and continues until the position is filled.  UMass Dartmouth is an equal opportunity -affirmative action employer.
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2014

University of Virginia - TT Asst. Professor of American Studies (US Ethnic Communities) Edit

University of Virginia - Assistant/Assoc Professor in Race and Inequality -  OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies seeks to appoint an assistant (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured) in the area of race and inequality in the United States and other countries of the African diaspora, beginning August 25, 2014. The position will be a split appointment with half a line in the Woodson Institute and the other half in a home department in the College of Arts & Sciences (Economics, History, Politics, or Sociology). Candidates with comparative, historical, or global approaches are encouraged to apply. Fields of specialization include but are not restricted to the following: political economy, labor market stratification, and wealth distribution; educational policy and academic outcomes; metropolitan inequality; public health; criminal justice and the carceral state; immigration policy and patterns; housing; social movements; and electoral politics.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0612760 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample article- or chapter-length scholarship (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references. Please have reference letter writers email letters directly to race-and-inequality-job@virginia.edu.

Questions regarding the position or the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to: Cheryll Lewis at the Woodson Institute, cll2d@virginia.edu. The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants for the rank of associate with tenure must have a PhD and a strong record of research and publication. Applicants at the assistant level should be on track to earn a PhD by May 2014 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment.
  • Also posted at North American History 2013-14
  • Rejection letter received 12/10
  • Offer made and accepted in Feb. to candidate for history dept.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville - TT Asst. Professor, Ethnic American Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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 2014. Salary is competitive with excellent benefits.

  • QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. in American ethnic studies or a related humanities, education 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 by August 2014. The successful applicant will have relevant experience in the humanities, education, and/or social sciences, be able to define ethnic studies from a comparative perspective, theorize race and ethnicity broadly, and have the ability to teach 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. 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. The typical teaching load is equivalent to four 3-credit courses each semester. 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.
  • TO APPLY: Submit 1) Letter of application addressing all qualifications; 2) A resume; 3) A one-page summary of your teaching philosophy; 4) A list of Ethnic Studies courses which you have taught or feel you are qualified to teach; 5) A separate statement describing a history of working with or demonstrating a commitment to addressing issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and/or other issues of historical marginalization; 6) Contact information for three professional references, at least two of which can address potential teaching effectiveness; and 7) Copy of undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable). These seven documents are to be submitted electronically as a single PDF file. Applications must be completed online. Paper copies will not be accepted.
  • Questions may be addressed to: Dr. Rosalyn Broussard, Chair, American Ethnic Studies Search and Screen Committee, Department of Social Sciences/Political Science, Director of Ethnic Studies, University of Wisconsin-Platteville, (608) 342-1805 broussar@uwplatt.edu
  • TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Review of Applications will start November 7, 2014. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • LINK to Apply
  • receipt of application acknowledged via email (12/05)(01/14)
  • Request for phone interview via email (12/11) x2
  • PHONE INTERVIEWS (week of 12/16)
  • has anyone heard anything after a phone interview? (02/08)
  • Offer accepted (2/14)

Washington State University - TT Asst. Professor, Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, American Studies - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

The Department of Critical Culture, Gender, and Race Studies Department at Washington State University in Pullman, WA invite applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor to begin in August 16, 2014. Duties include maintaining an active research program, participating in service, and teaching (the normal teaching load is currently two courses per semester). The department seeks an interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on race, gender, and global health, with graduate training and/or a demonstrated ability to teach courses in American studies, ethnic studies, and women's studies. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in American studies at the graduate level as well as core courses in undergraduate curricula in women's studies and ethnic studies, including courses in the candidate¹s area of specialization. Requirements: earned Ph.D. in American studies, ethnic studies, women's studies or related field by employment start date. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated commitments to intersectional pedagogy and an established record of scholarship.

  • Application deadline is November 18, 2013, the review process starting November 19, 2013. Applications should include a letter of application, resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample of no more than 40 pages, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants should be prepared to submit material online at http://www.wsujobs.com Questions should be sent to ccgrs.dept@wsu.edu. WSU is an EOE/AA Employer. Members of protected groups are encouraged to apply.
  • Any news for this position? (1/6)
  • Nothing since the acknowledgement here. (1/7) x2
  • Still nothing? (1/17)
  • Should we just assume this one has moved on? (2/8)
  • Friend doing a campus visit there this week... [posted 02/09]

Western Kentucky University - Citizenship and DemocracyEdit

Visiting Positions / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2013-14Edit

Arizona State University, Barrett Honors College  - Lecturer (Renewable) Edit

  • The Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University is expanding its faculty and invites applications for a position in the core Honors faculty. The faculty members of Barrett are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers; most are on three-year renewable and rolling appointments. The main teaching responsibility rests on a two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Eventin which students examine important ideas from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.
  • Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of his or her high school class, has SAT scores of 1320 or above, and has a high school grade-point average of 3.81.
  • We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2014; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.
  • Qualifications: A PhD in any field of the humanities, natural or social sciences that complements the academic focus of the existing faculty members. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple areas of the natural sciences, the social sciences, and/or the humanities are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing skills is required, and experience leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired.
  • Application: Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in The Human Event, and a list of readings for the first and second semesters; (4) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching. Sample syllabi for this course can be found under faculty profiles on the college website. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Joseph P. Foy, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.eduReview of applications will begin on March 3, 2014.
  • Arizona State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, religion, age or veteran status in the University’s services, educational programs, and activities, including, but not limited to, admission to and employment by the University. The Office of Equity & Inclusion has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies: Executive Director, Office of Equity & Inclusion, University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Rd., Tempe, Arizona 85287, Intercampus Mail Code 5612. Phone: (480) 965-5057. For information about ASU’s non-discrimination policies and procedures for filing complaints, please see http://www.asu.edu/aad/manuals/acd/acd401.html and https://provost.asu.edu/index.php?q=policies/procedures/p20.htmll.


Denison University -- Black Studies / Women's  Studies  (Visiting Assistant Professor)Edit

Denison University seeks a visiting assistant professor for a joint position in Black Studies and Women’s Studies. The one and one half year position begins Jan. 2014. Specialization in any area of Black Women’s Studies. Competence in teaching about African American women required. Please describe areas of expertise in teaching and research in letter of application. Denison is a small liberal arts college that emphasizes engaged teaching; Women’s Studies and Black Studies are interdisciplinary programs that involve faculty from a range of disciplines. The 3/3 teaching assignment includes introductory courses and advanced level courses of the candidate’s design. Denison University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continue to strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background. 

  • The candidate should have Ph.D. in hand by January 2014. 
  • Posting Number - F 121300022 
  • Please submit letter of application, cv, three letters of recommendation, teaching statement, and 1-2 page description of recent scholarship (dissertation description for new Ph.D.s) online at employment.denison.edu. Review of applications will begin Aug. 15, 2013 and continue until position is filled.  
  • Contact(s) - Barbara Fultner (fultner@denison.edu) or Linda Krumholz (krumholz@denison.edu) 
  • Also posted at Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2014

Earlham College (IN) - VAP, African and African American Studies / Black ReligionEdit

Indiana University - Bloomington - Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society (CRRES) Postdoctoral Fellowship Edit

Lehigh University - Pre-/Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Africana Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

Predoctoral / Postdoctoral Fellowship in Africana Studies

Department: Africana Studies Program

Position Description - The College of Arts and Sciences and the Africana Studies Program at Lehigh University invite Ph.D. candidates specializing in any area or field of Africana studies to apply for a two-year predoctoral / postdoctoral fellowship, beginning August 11, 2014. Applications are welcome from candidates whose research concentrates in any area of the African diaspora and any of the following fields of African Diaspora Studies: history, religion, economics, environmental studies, sustainable development, gender, sexuality, culture, identity formation and political life. Successful candidates will also demonstrate the ability to design and offer undergraduate courses in their field of specialization.

TERMS The two-year award carries a stipend of $25,000 in the first year. It is renewable for the second year, with a $40,000 salary, provided the fellow completes his/her Ph.D. in time to meet all requirements for the home institution’s spring graduation. The fellowship also carries up to $1500 in moving expenses and $1500 in research/travel support in the first year and $3000 in the second year.

ELIGIBILITY Completion of all requirements for the Ph.D., except the dissertation, by May 15, 2015. Demonstrated potential to complete all Ph.D. requirements in time for Spring 2015 graduation.

CONDITIONS: Renewal of award - Renewal of the award depends on the predoctoral fellow’s completion of all Ph.D. requirements in time for Spring 2015 graduation and meeting all expectations below. Residence and Employment - The fellow must be in residence at the University for the duration of the award period. He/she may accept no employment, fellowships, or consulting obligations during the term of the fellowship. Teaching load - One course during the first year as a doctoral candidate and 2 courses during the second year as a postdoctoral fellow. Other expectations - Contribution to programming of Africana Studies events and lectures. Active presence on campus and establishment of links with faculty and students. Periodic presentations of the fellow’s research to the larger Lehigh academic community.

Review of Applications - Letter of application stating reasons for interest in the program and indication of objectives to be accomplished during the candidate’s time at Lehigh.CV, including the following: personal information; date(s) and location(s) of degree(s) earned; honors and awards; lectures and conference presentations; publications; courses taught; names and telephone numbers of three (3) referees. Project description, NOT TO EXCEED THREE DOUBLE-SPACED PAGES. This should include a dissertation abstract, dissertation outline, and schedule for completion. Three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly by persons qualified to evaluate the candidate. (Original only)

  • Submit all application materials via Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/fellowship/3505 by January 14, 2014. 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 January 14, 2014 and continue until an appointment is made. Questions concerning this position should be directed to James Peterson, Search Committee Chair, at jbp211@lehigh.edu.
  • SKYPE INTERVIEW REQUESTED (2/4)
  • Has anyone heard anything more on this? (3/18)
  • Not yet, please post if you receive any news. (3/20)
  • Emailed to inqure and just heard back from the search chair that they were offering the position to someone else. Not sure if they accepted it or not though. (3/22)

Minnesota State University Mankato (MN) - Instructor, Ethnic StudiesEdit

SALARY: Depends on Qualifications

OPENING DATE: 07/03/14

POSITION: Nine-month fixed-term appointment*

DATE OF APPOINTMENT: August 18, 2014

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate is expected to work as a member of the Department of Ethnic Studies and to teach in the ethnic studies program with primary responsibilities at the undergraduate level. Candidates should be prepared to: Teach full-time (typically four (4) courses each semester) across the undergraduate, generalist curriculum. Demonstrate commitment to, interest in, and the promotion of diversity in ethnic studies programs and conferences, the department, and on the campus. Incorporate diversity and cultural competence into the curriculum. Contribute to the growth and development of students. Involvement in service to department, university and community. Engage in research and have an active publishing/presentation agenda in one of the four main areas of Ethnic Studies (American Indian Studies, African American Studies, Latino American Studies, and Asian American Studies). Incorporate race, ethnicity, and gender from a multicultural perspective in teaching and research. Integrate current technology in instruction.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's Degree in Ethnic Studies or related field. Documented teaching experience in Ethnic Studies at the college level.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: ABD or Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or a related field. Demonstrated successful teaching and research experience in Ethnic Studies from U.S. and global perspectives.

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