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Page for academic jobs in Ethnic Studies (including African-American Studies) that begin in 2015.

Last year's page: Ethnic Studies 2013-2014

NEW PAGE for 2016 jobs: Ethnic Studies 2015-2016

SEE ALSO: Queer/Women's/Gender Studies 2015 and American Studies 2015

For jobs in Ethnic American Literature (including Asian-American, Latino/a and Native American) that start in 2015, see Ethnic American Lit. 2015. For jobs in African-American Literature, see African American 2015.
For jobs in US Ethnic History that start in 2015 (including Chicano/a-Latino/a, African-American, and Native American History) see: North American History 2014-15.
See the blog Race and Ethnic Studies Funding Opportunities. (University of Chicago data blog for jobs, fellowships, postdocs, etc., in Race and Ethnic Studies)


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

Amherst College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, History of Black Atlantic - OFFER MADEEdit

  • The Departments of Black Studies and History at Amherst College invite applications for a tenure-line joint appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the History of the Black Atlantic.
  • We seek a historian of colonial Latin America and the Caribbean with a focus on the history of comparative slavery in the Americas. Research and teaching interests might include the following fields: comparative slave systems and the transatlantic slave trade; the impact of imperial expansion on indigenous populations and on pre-colonial Africa; histories of resistance and slave revolts; the slave family, gender, and sexuality; the rise of plantation agriculture and its effects on world trade systems; and abolition and transitions to free labor.
  • Candidates should submit electronically to https://apply.interfolio.com/25259 a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and syllabi for two proposed courses. Review of applications will begin on November 14, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by this date will be assured of full consideration.

Boston University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, African-American Studies - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The African American Studies Program at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, beginning July 2015, pending Provost approval. We seek a colleague suitable for joint appointment in any of the discipline(s) of Anthropology, History, Political Science, Sociology, or Social Work whose research and teaching focus on the African American experience, with particular emphasis on North America in the contemporary period. Candidates with complementary interests in and appreciation for the international and comparative dimensions of African American life are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of specialization within disciplines are open. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Candidates must have completed all requirements for the PhD before September 1, 2015. Applications should be sent to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4291 and include 1) a letter describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) two samples of your scholarly writing; and 4) three letters of reference, sent directly by your referees.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • The description above asks only for one letter, but in the Academic Jobs Online application, the program asks for a "cover letter" AND a "letter describing your teaching and research interests." Any thoughts on whether a second cover letter is needed? 

Any updates on this position?

  • Campus invites made [posted 11/2/14]
  • Any updates? Has an offer been extended/accepted? (12/19)
  • offer made and accepted (joint with Sociology) 
  • also, offer made and accepted (joint with History) 

Boston University (MA) - George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American StudiesEdit

The African American Studies Program at Boston University invites applications for the George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies, with a joint appointment at the tenured full professor level in any of the discipline(s) of Anthropology, Biology, English, History, History of Art & Architecture, Philosophy, Political Science, Religion, Romance Studies, Sociology, or Social Work, beginning in July 2015. Pending Provost approval. We are looking for an established colleague with leadership capacity and an outstanding record of teaching and research on the African American experience in the contemporary period. Candidates with complementary interests in and appreciation for the international and comparative dimensions of African American life are especially encouraged to apply. Areas of specialization within disciplines are open. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment. Initial applications should be sent to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/4292 and include 1) a letter describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience, and 2) curriculum vitae. References and letters may be requested later.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Brooklyn College, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant Professor - Caribbean Studies - CANCELLEDEdit

The Department of Africana Studies at Brooklyn College the City University of New York invites candidates to apply for a tenure track Assistant Professor - Caribbean Studies Social Scientist beginning in the Fall of 2015. Applicants should specialize in contemporary Caribbean politics or societies, Caribbean migration to the United States, and Caribbean communities in the United States.

The candidate may teach courses in our department that are cross-listed with the Political Science Department, courses that are part of the degree requirements for the Caribbean Studies Program, and at least one course in the College's general education curriculum. In addition the candidate may participate in the emerging Urban Studies program.

The Africana Studies Department treats Africa and its diaspora in the United States, the Caribbean, and Latin America with equal depth. Our focus on the Caribbean reflects our commitment to the borough and its high percentage of migrants from the English, Spanish, and French Caribbean. The majority of the College's students of African descent are from the Caribbean.

The successful candidate would perform teaching, research, publication, and curricular development in his/her areas of expertise.

QUALIFICATIONS:

- Ph.D. in the Social Sciences (Political Science or Sociology) required by the time of appointment
- A demonstrated history of engagement with their academic field, their institution, and their students
- A demonstrated proficiency in quantitative methodologies is preferred

Interested applicants should submit an application online by visiting http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/facultyjobs.

  • CLOSING DATE: November 20, 2014.
  • 12/22 Received e-mail stating that the search has been cancelled.

Brown University (RI) - TT Asst. Professor, Africana Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor in Africana Studies in any discipline. Scholars working on issues surrounding the broader diaspora, and including strength in areas outside the United States, are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will begin on July 1, 2015.

Candidates must hold a PhD in their respective field at time of appointment and will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses as well as conduct research in their area.

  • Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a dissertation chapter, book chapter, or essay-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.  All submissions must be uploaded into Interfolio . Complete applications received by November 10, 2014, will be given full consideration.  The committee intends to conduct preliminary interviews via Skype in December.
  • Have interviews been set up yet? (12/10)
  • Skype interview request 12/6

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, African-American Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWSEdit

The Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department in the College of Education and Integrative Studies (CEIS) at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2015. We seek a candidate with expertise in African American Studies. Preferences will be given to candidates with specializations, but not restricted, in the following areas: diaspora, critical prison studies, research methodologies, critical race theories, comparative social movements, cultural productions and/or performance, labor, education, digital and social media, queer/LGBT, gender, immigration, 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: The faculty members will teach undergraduate classes in the Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department. The position requires a proven record of teaching (minimum of two years), professional and scholarly achievements, and a commitment to service to the university. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Application Procedure: A completed application will consist of: a cover letter describing the candidate’s teaching experience, research interests, and teaching philosophy that address the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position; a sample course syllabus; a completed application form (http://academic.csupomona.edu/faculty/docs/application.pdf); a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); and three recently signed letters of reference (within the last two years).

  • The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 14, 2014. Early response is encouraged and submission of cover letter and CV as separate PDF files is preferred. Submit additional material as separate PDF files. As process proceeds, candidates may be asked to submit additional sample syllabi and a writing example no longer than 20 pages. Please address all nominations, inquiries, requests for application forms, and application materials to: Faculty Search Committee c/o Gilbert Cadena, Ph.D., Committee Chair, Ethnic & Women’s Studies Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, CA 91768. Phone: 909.869.3595 FAX: 909.869.6797. Email: grcadena@csupomona.edu
  • Any updates?
  • Yesterday I was invited to do a phone, scheduled for early Jan. [posted 12/18] x2

California State University, East Bay (CA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor, African-American Studies - PHONE INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of Ethnic Studies seeks a candidate who will teach coursework within the area of African American studies with an emphasis on African American social justice. The successful candidate will also teach other coursework as assigned within the Department of Ethnic Studies. The successful candidate will be required to collaborate with other hires within the 2015 new hire cohort theme of Teaching Sustainability in Diversity towards producing and implementing educational models that promote student learning in an integrative approach to social justice and sustainability. Successful candidate will be required to work with cross-campus initiatives to increase African-American student retention and graduation rates. In addition to teaching and research, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay may include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.

QUALIFICATIONS: Earned PhD in Ethnic Studies or an allied field/discipline with specialization in African American Studies at time of appointment is required. Research in social justice within in an African American context as demonstrated by a record of scholarly achievement is required. Additional expertise and training in one or more of the following areas is preferred: sustainability/environmental racism, women of color feminism/womanism; civil rights movements; prison abolition movements; African-American GLBTQ activism; transnational organizing; structural inequality in education; and /or restorative justice. Additionally, candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach effectively; experience working with a diverse student population, including first generation college students and students whose first language is not English. Experience with online coursework preferred. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by October 6, 2014. Please submit a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita at https://my.csueastbay.edu/psp/pspdb1/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL
  • Any updates on this (11/22)?
  • Phone interviews (12/11 and 12/15)

California State University, Los Angeles (CA) - Assistant Professor, Pan-African Studies Edit

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Pan-African Studies. Starting Date: Fall, 2015

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Africana/Black Studies, African Studies, Religious Studies or related field. Candidates must be qualified to teach general education and upper division courses on precolonial African communities, cultures, religion, and philosophy. 

Preferred Qualifications: Record of excellent teaching and publication with a focus on precolonial Africa is desirable at the time of application. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Pan-African Studies. Preferred applicants will possess the ability to present precolonial African history, culture and religion in a manner that is accessible and applicable to a general student population as well as those with a particular interest in the field. Research in indigenous African religions, precolonial gender roles and familial/societal structures, and traditional cultural practices are all desirable sub-fields. Pan-African Studies is most interested in hiring a candidate whose teaching and scholarship resonate and connect with the wider community.

Required Documentation: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official transcripts, three letters of recommendation and the University's Application for Academic Employment form. www.calstatela.edu/univ/hrm/docs/forms/Empl_applic_academic.pdf Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application: Address applications and required documentation (preferably in pdf format) and/or requests for information to: Dr. Melina Abdullah, Chair, Department of Pan-African Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, KH C3095, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8225. PHONE: 323-343-2290. EMAIL: mabdull2@calstatela.edu

  • Deadline not stated [posted 08/08/2014]

City College of New York, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Black Studies - CinemaEdit

The Black Studies Program and the Department of Media and Communication Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor with research and teaching interests in Third World Cinema, with a specialization in African and African Diaspora cinemas, and secondary interests in film production, digital media, or digital humanities. The candidate must have ability to teach more broadly international film history and theory. Research or professional competence in a language other than English desirable. MFA, Ph.D., or comparable degree required.

The search continues the multi-year effort to develop Black Studies at CCNY into one of the premier programs in North America.The tenure home for the position is the Media and Communication Arts Department, with teaching split between that Department and Black Studies. 

Visit 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 (11434) or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

Applications must be submitted electronically and should include CV, one sample of scholarly or creative work, and teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy). Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted to http://filmstudies@ccny.cuny.edu. Additional materials may be requested.

  • CLOSING DATE: Open until filled, with review of applications to begin November 1, 2014

City College of New York, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Prof. - Caribbean StudiesEdit

The Black Studies Program in the Division of Humanities and Arts invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or tenured Associate Professor with research and teaching interests in Caribbean Studies.  The position is open to all historical periods. The program is interdisciplinary and welcomes applicants using comparative approaches in their research such as Comparative Ethnic Studies, Afro-Atlantic, Afro-Latin, and/or Hemispheric American Studies.  Prior teaching experience at the college or university level required. Applications must be submitted electronically and should include CV, one sample of scholarly or creative work, and teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations and a statement of teaching philosophy). Three confidential letters of recommendation should be submitted to humanities@ccny.cuny.edu. Additional materials may be requested.  

Clayton State University (GA) - Assistant Professor in African American Studies and English- VIDEO INTERVIEWSEdit

The Departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and English at Clayton State University invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African American Studies and English, beginning in August 1, 2015. We are seeking a well-rounded person who can teach in African American Studies and English, but with an African American Studies specialization in African and/or African American music; African and/or African American religion; and English specialization in Caribbean Literature and/or English Composition. Salary will be commensurate with experience and competitive with comparable programs.

JOINT POSITION IN ENGLISH AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES

This position involves teaching African American Studies and English, and will be housed jointly between the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Department of English. The Department of Interdisciplinary Studies oversees the program in African American Studies, and the Department of English oversees the program in English; therefore, the 4-4 teaching load will be divided equally between the two departments.

Applications received by October 30, 2014, are assured full consideration. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a brief description of research interests, unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for three current references.

Dartmouth College (NH) - Assoc. or Full Prof. - Contemporary Race and Ethnicity StudiesEdit

The program in African and African American Studies at Dartmouth College seeks to hire a social scientist working in the field of Contemporary Race and Ethnicity Studies, at the senior level. We have particular interest in someone whose scholarship concerns South America or Africa, but we are open to work on other regions in the African Diaspora. Specific disciplines of interest to us include anthropology, economics, geography, legal studies, political science, psychology, or public policy. We welcome applicants whose approach incorporates inequalities, social change, or human rights. In the fall of 2015, AAAS will launch a new foreign study program to Ghana, adding to our existing strengths in transnational and interdisciplinary studies. The appointment will be made in the AAAS program, but the successful candidate will find colleagues in a variety of departments and programs in the College.

Minimum requirements: Ph.D. and at least six years of teaching experience, with appropriate peer-reviewed publications for the rank of tenured associate or full professor.

  • Letter of application, curriculum vitae, separate statements of research interests and of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, three letters of recommendation and sample of published work to http://apply.interfolio.com/25596 by November 10th.

Eastern Michigan University (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of African American StudiesEdit

The Department of Africology and African American Studies at Eastern Michigan University is looking for a suitably qualified candidate to fill a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American Studies with an established specialization and expertise in the affairs of African-origin communities located in the Caribbean and/or South American regions.

These population-areas, among other regions, constitute a critical pillar of academic credibility and intellectual integrity in holistic studies of the African world. This new hire must possess or demonstrate a capacity for developing needed and viable curricular proposals related to African-origin communities of the Caribbean and/or South American regions, including a new minor in "African Caribbean and/or South American Studies" as part of the overall curricular programs of the department.

The candidate must possesses a good record of scholarship and teaching. We want a versatile scholar who has shown commitment to the discipline of African American Studies as his or her primary choice of academic career. The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in African American Studies or a cognate area. ABD candidates are welcome to apply, provided that by the effective date of the appointment in fall, 2015, a successful applicant must have earned his or her doctorate degree in African American Studies or a cognate area.

All applications must be made online at: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/emichedu/default.cfm

Applications should include a cover letter and resume. Each applicant must also provide transcripts of his/her academic degrees, a pertinent writing sample. Three letters of recommendation should be addressed and sent to the Chair of the search committee for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Department of Africology and African American Studies, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197.

  • The deadline for submission of complete applications is November 15, 2014. Review of the applications will begin after that date.
  • Anything happening here? (2/15)

Howard University (DC) - TT Asst. Professor, African Studies (2 Positions)Edit

The Department of African Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at Howard University in Washington, DC invites applications for two tenure track positions at the level of Assistant Professor, effective Fall 2015. The department offers an interdisciplinary B.A. major and minor, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in African Studies. Areas of primary emphasis for these positions include culture and development, language policy, human rights, migration, South-South relations. The successful candidates will teach primarily at the undergraduate level, with the possibility of offering special courses devoted to their areas of specialization at the graduate level.

Qualifications: PhD in African Studies or a relevant field in the Humanities or Social Sciences in hand at the time of application. Candidates must have a strong record of teaching at the university level. A proven record of active and successful grantsmanship (writing, securing and managing external grants) and peer-reviewed publications is a plus.

How to apply: A complete application package should include a letter (2 pages max) of interest addressing how the candidate’s experiences match the position requirements, a curriculum vitae, and the name and affiliation of three references. Letters of reference will be solicited later.

Iowa State University (IA) - Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Criminal Justice Studies and African & African American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

Iowa State University, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor - Criminal Justice Studies and African & African American Studies. View complete details and application instructions at https://www.iastatejobs.com #400078. Qualifications: Ph.D. in Sociology, Criminal Justice, Criminology, African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a related field and experience teaching in these areas. Proposed start date: August 16, 2015. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

  • Deadline: Applications will be accepted only by electronic submission and will continue until the position is filled. Application review will begin December 8, 2014. Please direct questions to Dr. Matt DeLisi (delisi@iastate.edu) or Dr. Tunde Adeleke (tadeleke@iastate.edu), Co-Chairs, Criminal Justice Studies and African & African American Studies Search Committee.
  • Campus visits have been scheduled for Feb and March

Johns Hopkins University (MD) - TT Asst. Professor, Africana Studies (2 Positions) - ONE POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Center for Africana Studies of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies in the Social Sciences, with special consideration given to those working in the disciplines of economics, anthropology, or political science; particularly those whose work in these disciplines focuses on inequality or public health. The Center for Africana Studies (CAS) is an interdisciplinary program that advances the study of African American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, and Urban Studies.

For more information on CAS, please visit our website http://krieger.jhu.edu/africana/index.html

NOTE: We have a second opportunity available for an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies in the Humanities. That opportunity may be viewed at http://apply.interfolio.com/25088/.

  • Humanities Job Description: "The Center for Africana Studies of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies in the Humanities, with special consideration given to those working in the disciplines of philosophy, history, English, or anthropology. Candidates whose work engages with music are also welcome. The Center for Africana Studies (CAS) is an interdisciplinary program that advances the study of African American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, and Urban Studies. The position is a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the home department of his/her discipline whose teaching and service will be evenly allocated between Africana Studies and that department. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply."

Qualifications: A successful candidate will be a rising scholar with demonstrated research in his/her field. The position is a tenure-track appointment at the rank of assistant professor in the home department of his/her discipline whose teaching and service will be evenly allocated between Africana Studies and that department. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send letter of application, a current CV, a statement of current research projects, and a copy of one representative publication online to Search Committee Chair via http://apply.interfolio.com/25089.

  • Review of applications will begin September 2014 [review deadline applies to both positions].
  • They reposted the call in the Chronicle website four days ago. [posted 10/7]
  • Additional information requested. [posted 10/11]
  • For which position have you applied-humanities or social science?
  • Humanities...you?
  • Humanities. 
  • Good luck. I'm hoping to hear something soon about where they are in the process.
  • Likewise! I wish you all the best! What additional information did the committee request?
  • To upload my reference letters.
  • Has there been any more movement on the humanities front ? (10/25)
  • Interfolio now says "reviewing applications". I wonder what that means. Has anyone been contacted on this???
  • Reviewing applications likely means just that--that our applications are under review by the search committee. That said, my status on interfolio has changed from "reviewing applications" to "new." Has anyone else's status changed? Notwithstanding, I do think we should have an update on the process soon.
  • I hear the short list is done and campus visits are underway. Not sure if this is for both positions or not.
  • Are you suggesting that the candidates have already been contacted or are they in the process of being notified?
  • Contacted and visits planned and underway. [posted 11/10]
  • Thank you.
  • Are the campus visit for the humanities and social sciences?
  • What disciplines?

Both...

  • Any offers made?
  • Any movement?
  • Search for one of the positions was unsuccessful. Going back to the applicant pool. [posted 1/17]
  • Do you know which position was unsuccessful? Humanities or social sciences?
  • Social Science apparently failed. Note says it will be re advertised this year.

Kent State University (OH) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor, Pan-African Studies (Theatre)Edit

African Studies: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Position in Pan-African Studies. Kent State University's Department of Pan-African Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position beginning Fall 2015. We seek candidates who are able to teach Pan-African Theatre with a minor area in the Caribbean and Latin America and whose creative work addresses issues of race, gender, sexuality and class in relation to people and cultures of African descent. It is expected that this individual's training fulfills the needs of regional, national and community theatres and will strongly support a theatre program that is community-based and committed to examining the myriad of social justice issues faced by people of African descent, as well as similar issues faced by Native and Latino Americans. The individual is expected to maintain relationships with local black theatre institutions such as the Karamu House in Cleveland and national organizations like Black Theatre Network and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, which will enhance Kent State's relationships with the artistic community in Cleveland and surrounding areas. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in both the School of Theatre and Dance and Pan-African Studies. An MFA or Ph.D. in Theatre or related field is required. The candidate should have a minimum of 3 three years of directing experience or equivalent and a vibrant creative scholarship record. He or she will be expected to provide teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, two pieces of evidence of creative scholarship, and three letters of reference to dpas@kent.edu or to Chair, Search Committee, Pan-African Theatre; Department of Pan-African Studies; Kent State University; P.O. Box 5190; Kent, Ohio; 44240. Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the University's Faculty.

Mississippi State University (MS) - TT Asst. Professor, African American Studies and SociologyEdit

African American Studies and the Department of Sociology at Mississippi State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor position to begin in the Fall Semester of 2015. This will be a joint hire, and tenure will be granted in Sociology. The Department of Sociology offers courses leading to the doctoral degree. African American Studies awards a minor with 18 credit hours. Applicants with a background in social movements, race, inequality or stratification are encouraged to apply. Consideration will be given to candidates who have an interdisciplinary background in African American Studies. The successful candidate will teach specific courses in African American Studies, including the Introduction to African American Studies and the African Diaspora. Our faculty are also expected to teach undergraduate and graduate students in their tenure department. African American Studies is an interdisciplinary program with faculty working in the humanities, social sciences and education. Applicants are urged to submit evidence of their promise to successfully publish in their chosen field and contribute to the vibrant intellectual life of African American Studies and their tenure department. A Ph.D. by the time of appointment is required.

  • Applicants are required to complete Mississippi State University’s Personal Demographic Form at http://www.jobs.msstate.edu (PARF # 8404). The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 1, 2014. Mississippi State University is a land-grant public university that enrolls approximately 20,000 students. The Carnegie Foundation classifies Mississippi State as a very high research intensive university, which represents the highest level of research activity for doctorate-granting institutions.
  • Send letter of application, curriculum vitae and three confidential letters of recommendation to Chair, AAS-Sociology Position, P.O. Box 846, Mississippi State, MS 39762. Electronic submissions (pdf format only) are welcomed and may be sent to ljh154@msstate.edu.

Niagara University (NY) - U.S. Race/Ethnicity since 1929 - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

  • Niagara University in Western New York, a private Catholic institution sponsored by the Vincentian community, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the History Department, beginning August 2015. Ph.D.  must be completed by start of appointment. The successful candidate will offer courses in the history of U.S. race/ ethnicity and urban and/or labor history since the Depression era, as well as General Education courses (e.g. HIS 199, U.S. surveys).
  • The ability to teach the history of Modern Africa or the African diaspora with a focus on one or more regions, including but not limited to North America, the Caribbean, etc., is desirable, and the successful candidate will have the opportunity to guide the Africana Studies Minor. Candidates with an ability to develop new courses to support the Master of Arts-Interdisciplinary Studies program, with an emphasis on the non-profit sector and community revitalization, are welcome.
  • Teaching load is three courses per semester, with research and travel funds available.
  • For complete application instructions, please visit: https://jobs.niagara.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=1839.
  • Inquiries regarding application may be directed to:   Dr. Robert G. Kane, Chair, History Department, Timon Hall 134, Niagara University, NY 14109.  
  • Application deadline: December 08, 2014.

Northwestern University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor, Black Politics - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

The Department of African American Studies at Northwestern University solicits applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the area of Black politics to begin September 2015. We have particular interests in scholars whose work explores black politics and popular culture, diaspora theory, or Black politics outside of the U.S., but we will consider applications with other focuses as well. The position is full time in the Department of African American Studies but may include a courtesy appointment in another department. A Ph.D. in Political Science, African American Studies or other appropriate discipline is required. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one publication or writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.  

  • Applicants should submit electronically via this link http://www.afam.northwestern.edu/ by October 15, 2014. Northwestern strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.
  • Call Outs complete. (huh? does this mean SKYPE interviews are scheduled?) [posted 11/06]
  • No SKYPE interviews. I hear it is direct to campus visits.
  • Anyone know who got this job?

Temple University (PA) - TT Asst. Professor, African-American Studies - SEARCH SUSPENDEDEdit

Position for Fall 2015 (Tenure Track Position in African American Studies)

Assistant Professor in African American Studies at Temple University. The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies, or a related social science or liberal discipline, with an emphasis on the nature of social anthropology. The preferred areas of specialization are contemporary language and cultural analysis, African festivals and rituals, and the influence of culture on social movements for justice. The applicant should be conversant with the latest theories in African and American society, kinship and relational modalities in the African world, and contemporary African American expressions of language. The applicant should demonstrate an interest in pursuing a research agenda consistent with working in a research-oriented department. A Ph.D. is required. Salary competitive. Tenure Track Appointment. Temple University is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, and a short writing sample (no more than 20 pages) by December 1, 2014 to: Anne Eckert at ake@temple.edu or Molefi Kete Asante, Department of African American Studies, Temple University, 1115 W. Polett, Philadelphia, Pa. l9122.
  • Position suspended - Received email that stated: "College of Liberal Arts at Temple has suspended all hiring for the upcoming academic year." (11/11)

University at Albany, SUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, Africana StudiesEdit

The Department of Africana Studies at the University at Albany is seeking applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in the 2015 Fall Semester. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a Social Sciences-related field from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting institution. Successful candidates must have expertise in quantitative social sciences and statistics and be able to work with and teach a culturally diverse population. Preferred research interests include the Black Family, Gender Studies, Race Theory, and Social Thought, but other research areas will also be considered.

  • Applicants must submit the following documents online http://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=46975: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and statements on research and teaching. Four letters of recommendation, teaching evaluations (if available), and transcripts (graduate and undergraduate) should be submitted by mail to: Dr. Oscar Williams, Chair, Search Committee, Department of Africana Studies, BA 115, University at Albany, 1400 Washington Avenue, Albany, N.Y. 12222. Applicants must address their experience working with and teaching diverse populations. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Complete applications will be reviewed starting on September 30th; the review will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any updates? (11/1)
  • Application reviews begin on 11/19 (11/6)
  • Any progress with this search? (11/26)
  • Any movement?
  • These folks asked for four letters and a whole bunch of extra crap but they didn't even have the decency to send acknowledgements or updates and it's been months. What a waste of time (and paper). 

University of Florida (FL) - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor - African-American Studies - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida invites applications for a full-time, nine-month tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor with a teaching and research focus in African American studies to begin in August 2015. The position will be shared between the African American Studies Program and the appropriate disciplinary department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Disciplinary backgrounds may include, but are not restricted to the following: anthropology, criminal justice, Diaspora studies, economics, history, literature and culture, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban studies, or womenstudies. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students in various departments and disciplines. The candidate will have a commitment to the discipline of African American studies, the ability to teach courses in African American studies at all levels, and a robust record of research in this area. In addition, she or he will contribute to a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses in the home department. An interest in developing online courses is also desirable. Minimum Requirements: Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand at the time of hiring.

  • To Apply: http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/58899
  • According to H-NET: "For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 5, 2014 when the committee will begin reviewing applications. Applications received after this date may be considered at the discretion of the committee and/or hiring authority."
  • Any news on this one? (1/30)
    • No, I have not heard anything yet but hope to hear back soon (2/2/15)
    • Nothing yet (2/27/2015)
    • Has anyone heard anything about the progress of this search? [3/8/15] x1
    • I haven't heard anything at all on this. (3/8/15)
    • I went on a campus interview the week of 3/15/15. Waiting to hear back about an offer. (04/01/15)

University of Louisville (KY) - TT Asst. Professor of Pan-African Studies - Race, Ethnicity and the Law - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

he University of Louisvilles Department of Pan-African Studies seeks a scholar for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 2015 whose area of focus is Race, Ethnicity and the Law. The successful candidate should be a strong scholar in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties of African-Americans and people of the African Diaspora. The candidate must have teaching and research interests that include structural racism and its impact on policies and practices that address disparities based on race and ethnicity as well as gender, sexual orientation and immigration status. The candidate is expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses and supervise students Masters and Doctoral research. We are seeking candidates who have completed the Ph.D. or J.D. Outstanding ABD candidates will also be considered.

  • Link to Apply
  • Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a description of courses taught, sample syllabi, research interests, and transcripts to Dr. Joy Carew, chair of the search committee by November 15, 2014.
  • contacted via email for Skype interview [posted 12/22]

University of Maryland, College Park (MD) - Five Open-Rank Tenured and Tenure-Track Positions (Cluster Hire) in African American Studies - JOB TALKSEdit

The African American Studies Department (AASD) at the University of Maryland, College Park will be accepting applications for five open rank faculty appointments until all positions are filled. AASD is an interdisciplinary unit located within the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences (http://www.aasd.umd.edu/). The department presently offers a B.A. in both Social/Cultural Analysis and Public Policy, and has gained university approval for a graduate program with emphasis areas in Health and Family Well-being; Urban and Community Studies; and Race, Gender and Social Status, with all three relating to Black populations in the U.S., Africa and the African Diaspora. We seek to make multiple faculty appointments that will enhance the department’s leadership, support the development of its research centers and graduate programs, and augment undergraduate instruction and mentorship.

Applicants from all disciplines are welcome, but preference will be given to applicants in the social sciences, applied sciences (e.g. public health, education), and the fields of African American History and Diaspora/Cultural Studies whose research and teaching align with our degree options. For appointments at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, preference will be given to candidates who have a distinguished record of research and teaching; a record of external financial support; evidence of institutional service, and the ability to develop and maintain productive working relationships with individuals affiliated with state and federal agencies, foundations, and other non-governmental organizations. The minimum qualifications for applicants at the rank of Assistant Professor are a conferred doctoral degree and evidence of research experience and teaching.

  • Application process: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. For best consideration applications should be received no later than November 1, 2014. Applications must include 1) a curriculum vita; 2) a statement of research interests and plans; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy, experience and interests; 4) two writing samples; and, 5) the names, titles and contact information of three references who may be asked for letters of recommendation. All materials must be uploaded in separate PDF formatted documents at https://jobs.umd.edu. No materials other than what is asked for should be included with the application. The committee will contact applicants before soliciting letters of recommendation. Questions pertaining to the above may be directed to the search committee coordinator, Ms. Marci Deloatch, via email at mdeloatc@umd.edu, or via phone at 301-405-1158.
  • Direct link to application: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/29321
  • –Request for recommendation letters (11/5)
  • Any updates on this search?
  • A few job talks have been scheduled (11/20); it's possible more invitations will go out later
  • The position is no longer listed on the main University of Maryland jobs site (though it was still on the department's website). (12/07)
  • It's probably not on the jobs site because the deadline passed...
  • Lots of other positions with closed or "best consideration by" dates passed are still posted.
  • I'm curious-does anyone know how many applications they received? I think they must have gotten hundreds. 
  • I heard they received more than 300 applications
  • Considering that the University of Maryland is under a hiring freeze, I wonder if the search is still on. (2x) 
  • Rejection letter via e-mail today (12/18 x2)
  • What did the letter say? Anything about the hiring freeze? Did they extend an offer/offers? Just curious.
  • The letter said that I was no longer under consideration for the position; nothing about the hiring freeze. (12/25)

University of Maryland, College Park (MD) - Associate Professor, Women's Studies - Af Am/Af DiasporaEdit

The University of Maryland, College Park invites applications for an appointment as associate professor in our interdisciplinary Women’s Studies Department. We seek a senior scholar focusing on race and racialization, whose principal area of research is African American and/or African Diaspora related.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in her or his area of expertise as well as to share in teaching the core undergraduate and graduate courses in Women’s Studies. The scholar in this position will have the opportunity to contribute to building departmental strengths and emphases, including the minor in Black Women’s Studies, as well as new curricula at the graduate and undergraduate level. As a senior member of the faculty, the scholar is expected to participate actively in the life of the Department and the University.

We seek a scholar with a distinguished record of research and scholarship, a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an aptitude for mentoring graduate students in an interdisciplinary program. Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree required.

Applications should be submitted online to https://ejobs.umd.edu (position number 104153) and include a 3-4 page cover letter (describing scholarly achievements, contributions to relevant fields, and trajectory of work as it relates to current research agenda; teaching philosophy and experience, including experience in mentoring graduate and/or undergraduate students; and major contributions to the institutions, professions and communities in which the applicant has served), a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (one article or book chapter), one syllabus, and the contact information for three recommenders who will submit their references online. If there are other forms of work or URLs related to their work that candidates want the committee to consider, applicants have the option of submitting a single pdf file with a representative sample.

  • For best consideration, please ensure that all application materials are uploaded by December 1, 2014. For questions about the application process, contact JV Sapinoso at sapinoso@umd.edu; questions about the position should be addressed to: Elsa Barkley Brown, Chair, Search Committee, via email to barkleyb@umd.edu.

University of Michigan-Dearborn (MI) - TT Assistant Professor of African and African American StudiesEdit

The African and African American Studies (AAAS) program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for a scholar whose research examines socioeconomic inequality and issues of labor force participation or the prevalence and impact of racial/ethnic health disparities among African American communities and the larger African Diaspora. This is a tenure track position at the assistant professor rank, a joint hire with a primary appointment in AAAS and a secondary appointment in an allied discipline within the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters best suited to the candidates credentials.

We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. and expertise in quantitative or qualitative research methods, a commitment to teaching excellence, and demonstrated research potential. We particularly encourage applications from those whose work encompasses the African Diaspora. AAAS at UM-Dearborn is an interdisciplinary program offering a major and a minor. Duties include developing and teaching courses in the candidates areas of expertise and specialization as well as teaching the core introductory courses. The usual teaching load is three courses per semester on an eight-month contract, with additional opportunities for summer teaching along with several course releases

The AAAS major offers students a broad knowledge of essential aspects of the African American experience in the United States, as well as an understanding of the continuities between African civilization and the cultures of Africans in the Diaspora. Students will have a grasp of the critical movements for change in African and African American history, the role of African labor in the global economy, as well as the contributions of outstanding political leaders, intellectuals and artists. Knowledge of the struggles of Africans and African descendants throughout the Diaspora for human rights and enhanced quality of life is a central feature of the major. These pedagogical objectives are facilitated by a commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and internationalist perspectives.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet university standards for appointment at the assistant professor rank, including having earned a Ph.D., established a record of publications or demonstrated the potential to establish such a record, and achieved a level of competence in teaching African or African American Studies and courses within their discipline area of expertise at the college level. The appointee will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarship in his/her areas of specialization.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Research interests/expertise in areas that support the pedagogical objectives and global/

Diasporan research directions of AAAS, as summarized above.

Educational methods and approaches that cultivate a high level of student engagement, initiative, collaborative learning and research, and community outreach.

Readiness to assume the AAAS directors role or leadership tasks on a rotating basis with other faculty members in the unit.

Applications: For full consideration, all of the following materials should be submitted: letter of application addressing research and teaching interests; curriculum vitae; a sample of written work; three letters of recommendation to:

  • Deadline: January 5, 2015. Electronic applications are preferable: please send via email to sbeard@umich.edu . Documents that must be mailed should be sent to the African and African American Studies Program, c/o Sharie Beard, University of Michigan-Dearborn, 4901 Evergreen Road, Dearborn MI 48128. The committee will continue to accept application materials until the position is filled.

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - TT Assistant Professor, Africana StudiesEdit

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for two tenure stream assistant professor positions to begin in September 2015, subject to budgetary approval. A Ph.D. in Africana Studies is preferred. Degrees in humanities, behavioral, or social sciences will also be considered. Especially valued are scholars bringing primary and distinctive interests in Africana cultural/literary areas or in Africana research applications and methodology. Responsibilities will include the teaching of Introduction to Africana Studies, other courses in the existing curriculum, and courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, a sample of publications, and three letters of recommendation to Jerome Taylor, Chair, c/o: Patty Smith, Department of Africana Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 230 S. Bouquet St., 4140 Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15260.

  • Any updates?
  • Email confirmation and EEO form (11/18)
  • Any progress with this search (11/26)?
  • Any movement on this one? (1/6)
  • Anything happening here? (2/9)
  • Still nothing on this one? (3/8)

University of South Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor, Africana StudiesEdit

The Department of Africana Studies (AFA) at the University of South Florida invites applicants for a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 7, 2015.

A Ph.D. in a social science discipline from an accredited institution is required for the position. Applicants should specialize in contemporary economic, political and social issues in Africa. Applications from ABDs will be considered, but the degree must be conferred by the appointment date. The teaching load is four courses per year. Candidates must be able to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a promising research agenda. The AFA Department is particularly interested in candidates whose teaching and research focus on North Africa and/or Southern Africa and candidates who are willing to work and collaborate in an interdisciplinary department that is developing a global focus. Salary is negotiable. To apply, please visit http://employment.usf.edu and attach a cover letter, CV, a statement describing teaching philosophy, evidence of successful research and provide names and contact information for three references.

  • Position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin November 17, 2014. Inquiries may be sent to Cheryl Rodriguez, Search Committee Chair, crodriguez@usf.edu.
  • Does anyone know what "evidence of successful research" means? (maybe publications...)

University of Texas at Arlington (TX) -- TT Assistant Professor in History of African American LiteratureEdit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor with a PhD in English, African American Studies, or History, with special focus on African American literature.  Preference will be given to candidates who can also make contributions in the area of the digital humanities. The English Department offers the doctoral degree, with strengths in literature, rhetoric, and critical theory. The selected candidate will be expected to work closely with the History Department, which offers a doctoral degree in Transatlantic Studies, and will also have the opportunity to work closely with the Center for African American Studies, established in 2012 and the only one of its kind on North Texas.  Initial interviews will be conducted via teleconferencing media.

Application deadline: 15 December 2014. Salary, benefits, and privileges are competitive with other public research universities.  Faculty expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, maintain an active research program, mentor graduate students, and provide service to the department and the University as required.  Submit letter of application and CV. Letter should spell out candidate’s suitability for UT Arlington.  For more information, contact Tim Morris, Chair of the African American Literature Search Committee (tmorris@uta.edu).

A Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive university, UT Arlington has an ethnically diverse campus with African-American, Hispanic, Asian, International, and Native American students accounting for approximately 52 percent of the student population.

The English Department is one of the largest units within the College of Liberal Arts with more than 300 undergraduates as well as MA and doctoral programs. The 12 departments which comprise the College of Liberal Arts offer 18 bachelor, 14 master, and 4 doctoral degrees in the broad areas of arts, humanities, languages and linguistics, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts supports interdisciplinary teaching and research within its 12 departments and across the university through such centers and programs as the Center for Mexican-American Studies, the Women’s and Gender Studies program, the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, and the new Center for African American Studies.

The area’s educational and research activity is supported by many private and public universities, health science centers, and community colleges.  Residents in the Metroplex are able to take advantage of a wealth of cultural, recreational, and professional sporting events. 

Please visit our website at http://www.uta.edu/english/ to learn about our faculty and course offerings.

UT Arlington is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists.

  • Application deadline: 15 December 2014.
  •  For more information, contact Tim Morris, Chair of the African American Literature Search Committee (tmorris@uta.edu).

University of Virginia (VA) - Assoc. Professor, Race, Religion and the African DiasporaEdit

The Department of Religious Studies and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African Studies invite applications for a joint professorship in Race, Religion and the African Diaspora at the rank of associate professor. We seek candidates whose teaching and research explore the role of religion within black communities in the United States or the wider African Diaspora, and whose work considers the intersection of religion and race on any number of levels--cultural, historical, philosophical, or theological. Responsibilities include teaching half-time in Religious Studies and half-time in African American and African Studies, as well as proportional service to both units. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field. They should integrate interdisciplinary approaches in their scholarship and teaching, and possess a proven record of scholarly engagement and publication. The appointment start date is August 25, 2015.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@Uva (https://jobs.virginia.edu), select posting number 0615097 and electronically attach the following: a cover letter of interest describing research agenda and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, a sample letter or chapter-length scholarly work (Attach to Writing Sample 1) and contact information for three references.

Your three reference letter writers should email their letters directly to Cynthia Hoehler-Fatton, Chair, Race, Religion and the African Diaspora Search Committee, Department of Religious Studies, at: chh3a@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process in JOBS@UVa should be directed to Julie Garmel, Department of Religious Studies at: jg4e@virginia.edu

  • Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2014. The search will remain open until filled.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Assistant Professor of African Diaspora, Cultural, and Music StudiesEdit

The Department of African Languages and Literature (ALL) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2015 in African and African diaspora cultural studies, with particular expertise in music studies.  Ph.D. prior to start of appointment. The ideal candidate for this position will be an intellectually flexible scholar, well-versed in contemporary cultural, critical, or literary theory, who will be able to actively support the Department’s interest in the interdisciplinary study of African cultures. Additionally, the successful candidate will contribute to the interdepartmental initiatives in global music studies and African studies. Specialists in African popular music, African diaspora studies, sound studies, political/social theory, and/or critical race studies are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching responsibilities will include offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, with special courses devoted to the appointee’s areas of specialization.  It is the department’s expectation that the successful candidate will become a vital member of the intellectual life of the Department of African Languages and Literature, a top-tier African Studies Program, the African Diaspora and Atlantic World Research Circle, and the Global Music Studies initiative. Service to the department, college, university, and academic community nationally or internationally is required.

Please send a cover letter summarizing research and teaching interests and experience, a CV, a research statement, a statement of teaching philosophy, a 15-25 page writing sample, and names and e-mail addresses of three referees. Letters of reference will be requested by the search committee in due course.

All application materials should be submitted online at http://go.wisc.edu/4uk170 . If necessary, materials may also be sent as e-mail attachments to Professor Aliko Songolo (asongolo@wisc.edu), Chair, Department of African Languages & Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1220 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706. Please copy search committee co-chairs, Professors Tejumola Olaniyan (tolaniyan@wisc.edu) and Ronald Radano (rmradano@wisc.edu). To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than November 18, 2014.

Additional information about this position is available at: http://go.wisc.edu/nd2rw8

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding the applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. The University of Wisconsin-Madison promotes excellence through diversity and encourages all qualified individuals to apply.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received no later than November 18, 2014.

Virginia Commonwealth University - Assistant Professor of African American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of African American Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for an assistant professor in Africana Media and Visual Studies. This is a full-time, tenure-track position, to begin August 2015. The qualified candidate will hold a doctorate in Africana or African American Studies; Communications; Cultural Studies; Media, Culture, and Communications; Political Science; Sociology; or another relevant field The successful candidate must have demonstrated teaching, scholarship or service experiences in one or more of the following areas: capturing and/or reconstructing diverse identity formations across transnational contexts using media and technology; conceptualizing and/or disseminating mediated social networks for the purpose of community engagement and mobilization; and/or exploring the discursive meanings and expressions of blackness within a range of visual contexts, to include digital art and physical spaces. At the assistant professor level, the faculty member will be required to have an established research agenda and a clear potential for external funding, and potential for scholarship or creative expression to complement and expand existing expertise in the department.

We especially seek candidates with experience in teaching at the university level, and who are passionate about teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. All candidates must have experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU. VCU is an EO/AA employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.Electronic applications will be accepted at www.vcujobs.com. Please submit as PDFs a letter of application that identifies one or more of the above referenced areas of need and a curriculum vita.  In addition, provide the names of three professional references with contact information as indicated in the online application. The references will be contacted by eJobs to upload their letters.

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 12, 2015. Questions should be directed to Dr. Danielle Dick, chair of the search committee, at ddick@vcu.edu.

  • --Skype interviews have been scheduled
  • --Wow, they reviewed all applications in two days? That's impressive.

Wesleyan University (CT) - Assistant/Associate/ Professor of African American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

The African American Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment in the program beginning July 1, 2015. This is an open-rank search. We especially seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in the social sciences (including history, political science, public policy, sociology, and psychology), with specific focus on the African American experience and/or African diaspora.

An earned doctorate is required; the ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. in African American Studies or in a social science field in which the candidate has a demonstrated scholarly record of emphasis on African American or African diasporic topics.

The typical teaching load is two courses per semester with an expectation of advising and supervision of independent studies and honors theses. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach a range of courses that include introductory-level classes and required courses for the major.

  • Applications received by October 15, 2014 will be given full consideration. Please contact Lois Brown (labrown@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.
  • Any updates here?
  • 11/21 - Haven't heard anything about this search. Any news?
  • None here as of 11/26
  • 12/13 Any news on this job? Giving that it's so late in the year I'm assuming that preliminary interviews already happened. Any confirmations?
  • No news here but I agree with you--probably already selected their final candidates...
  • They Skype interviewd in early December. [posted 1/21]
  • got an invitation for a skype interview. 4/1. are they going back to pool? (2x)

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

Brooklyn College, CUNY - TT Assistant Professor - Asian/Asian American Lit. (English) - CANCELLEDEdit

The Brooklyn College English department invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor with course design and teaching experience in the literatures of Asian America and Asia or the Asian diasporas in their socio-historical contexts. Candidates should have a promising research and publication agenda, a commitment to college service, and interest in the development of an interdisciplinary program in Asian American/Asian Studies.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, English, or American Studies in hand or to be awarded by May 2015.

COMPENSATION: $61,903 - $74,133; Commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are subject to financial availability. 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.

  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2015
  • From Ethnic American Lit page: "(10/15/14) This job posting no longer exists. I contacted HR and was told that the job search was canceled this morning due to budgetary reasons."

Princeton University (NJ) - Tenured Professor/Associate Professor, Asian American Studies - FAILED SEARCHEdit

Princeton University seeks distinguished candidates for a tenured professorship in Asian American Studies, including, but not exclusive to, migration and transpacific Asian Studies. Preference will be given to candidates whose work, while centrally located in Asian American Studies, also builds substantial and visionary bridges to other fields of inquiry, especially Anthropology, East Asian Studies, Politics, Religion, literary/cultural studies, and comparative race studies.

The successful candidate will be appointed in the department(s) best suited to his or her research and will be affiliated with the Program in American Studies. Field of specialization is open.

San José State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, Asian-American Studies - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Department. Specialization: Asian American Studies

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23003

Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure track)

Qualifications: Ph.D.in Social Science discipline or related discipline required at the time of hiring. We seek to hire a faculty member whose specializations are in Asian American Studies and/or comparative history and politics; secondary area of competence is open. The successful candidate is expected to teach the two-semester General Education course sequence: Asian American in the US: Historical and Political Process. Applicants should have an awareness and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse multicultural student population through training, teaching, and other similar experience.

Responsibilities: Teaching and research in areas of expertise as well as new course development appropriate to an interdisciplinary department; assessment of student learning in General Education and in the program; service and governance activities 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.

Starting Date: August 18, 2015

  • 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 November 7, 2014 to: Chair, Search Committee, Department of Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0122.  Please include JOID # on all correspondence.
  • Any word on this? It's been awhile... (1/15)
  • Campus visits began in December, concluding this month. (1/15)

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor, Exile, Conflict, and Security Studies (Asian-American Studies) - CANCELED Edit

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois, Chicago is seeking candidates for a tenure-track position as an assistant professor in Exile, Conflict, and Security Studies beginning Fall, 2015 subject to budgetary approval. The primary appointment for this position will be in the Asian American Studies Program (75%), with a possible joint appointment in another academic unit at UIC. This search is part of a multiple-hire cluster initiative on Diaspora Studies, exploring the complex, multi-faceted, and multi-directional frictions and flows, mobilities and immobilities that have accompanied globalization, imperialism, and neoliberalism in the modern world.

Candidates whose work focuses on Asian diasporas, exploring the multiple dimensions of exile, conflict, and (in)security made manifest in the context of geo-political unrest, war, occupation, and/or “failed” and marketized states and who can teach core undergraduate courses in the Asian American Studies Program will receive strongest consideration. The field of specialization is open, but we especially welcome candidates with interdisciplinary, transnational, and comparative projects informed by one or more of the following fields of inquiry: critical ethnic studies, critical diaspora studies, transnational feminist studies, critical refugee studies, and critical legal studies. The standard teaching load is 2/2. Applicants must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment.

  • Complete applications submitted by November 20, 2014 will be given full consideration. Applicants should complete an online application with the names and email addresses of three references at https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=45476&job=assistant-professor-diaspora-exile-conflict-security-asian-american-studies and upload a CV, cover letter, statements of research interest and teaching pedagogy and a 20-page writing sample.
  • any updates? have they already had campus visits? //
  • just got an email for a skype interview x3 (1/16)
  • any upadate after skype interview? (2/3)
  • received an email for a campus visit (2/8)
  • Search/diaspora research cluster unilaterally shut down by provost because of "budget concerns." 2 other clusters closed down as well. Faculty are appealing decision, undergraduate students are planning a protest.

University of California San Diego (CA) - Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor in Transnational Asia and Asian Diaspora Studies - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

The Ethnic Studies Department ( http://www.ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu/ ) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured appointment in Transnational Asia and Asian Diaspora Studies beginning Fall 2015 (pending budget approval). We welcome applicants from all fields and disciplines whose work conceptualizes Asia and Asian diaspora in relation to the history of colonialism and settler colonialism, imperialism, militarism and globalization. We seek to increase our expertise in transnational migration, indigeneity, religion, gender and sexuality, labor, and science or environmental studies/justice. The appointee must have a rich knowledge of the linkages between Asian nation-states/cultures, Asian or Pacific Islander Indigenous or stateless peoples and their global diasporas.

  • For a complete description of the position and applications, please visit us at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF00630 . The deadline to apply is December 1, 2014. The position start date is July 1, 2015. Salary based on published UC pay scales.
  • Also posted at Asian History 2014-15
  • Any updates?
  • Does anyone know if this search was cancelled? Any news to share? 1/12/15
  • CAMPUS VISITS SCHEDULED

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

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) - Assoc. or Full Prof. - Puerto Rican and Latino StudiesEdit

The Department of Puerto Rican and/or Latino/a Studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) invites applications for a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor of Puerto Rican and Latino Studies to begin in the Fall of 2015. 

The successful candidate should have a strong publishing record as a historian. Desirable teaching and research interests include, but are not limited to Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Mexicans, and Women.

In accord with Brooklyn College's distinguished reputation, emphasis is placed on excellent teaching skills at both the undergraduate and graduate level.  The successful candidate will teach in the nationally recognized core curriculum.  S/he is expected to maintain an active research agenda that will coincide with the department's mission. We seek applicants who will participate in service to the students, department, college, university, and community.

QUALIFICATIONS: - Ph.D. in history or a related field; specializations in Latin and Latin American studies are required - A secondary area of expertise in economics and/or health is also of interest - Experience teaching and developing interdisciplinary courses

  • Review of applications will begin on October 23, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

California State University, Los Angeles (CA) - Asst. Professor, Dept. of Chicano Studies and Honors College -- CAMPUS VISITSEdit

Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Chicano Studies and Honors College, joint appointment.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution of higher education by the beginning of the appointment. Candidates should have expertise in cultural studies, including mastery of interdisciplinary methodologies from the social sciences and/or humanities. Candidates should provide record of-or potential for-scholarly activity (involving students whenever possible) and peer-reviewed publications, as well as the demonstrated potential for effective teaching using a variety of methodologies. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus.

Preferred Qualifications: Applicants should have experience and/or interest in teaching in Honors and in helping to build an Honors culture that promotes diversity and student success. Additionally, applicants should also have experience and/or interest in teaching in a multidisciplinary department that address issues specific to Latino/a Chicana/o populations. Areas of interest include leadership, public policy studies, health disparities, community medicine and community based organizations/programming. Experience mentoring students in undergraduate research and community based participatory research is also preferred, as is potential for success in securing external funding, participation in relevant professional organizations, and university teaching experience.

Required Documentation: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts (unofficial transcripts accepted, but official transcripts required of finalists at a later stage), three letters of recommendation and the University's Application for Academic Employment form. http://www.calstatela.edu/univ/hrm/docs/forms/Empl_applic_academic.pdf. Employment contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

  • Application: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Address applications, required documentation and/or request for information to: Mike Soldatenko, Department of Chicano Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90032. 323-343-2190
  • Contacted re: preliminary skype interview (11/20) 
  • Has anyone been granted interviews? Any updates on this search??
  • They are hosting campus visits (2/9)

Hunter College, CUNY - Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino StudiesEdit

The Department of Africana & Puerto Rican/Latino Studies at Hunter College, CUNY invites applications for a full time tenure-track position (Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor) in Caribbean history with an anticipated starting date on or about September 1, 2015. In addition to teaching courses in the specialty, the successful candidate would develop an interdisciplinary research and teaching agenda that focuses on questions related to the creation of new human social formations - the African Caribbean societies, the role of the Caribbean in the formation of both European and American modernity, the impact of slavery, colonialism, postcolonial migration, gender, transnationalism, and cultural expressions in the Caribbean Diaspora.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Ph.D. degree in history at the time of appointment. 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 a competitive compensation and benefits package to its faculty, 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.

Applications can be submitted on-line by accessing the CUNY Portal on City University of New York job website ( http://cuny.edu/index.html) and navigating to Careers at CUNYfirst. Current users of the site should access their established accounts; new users should click on the appropriate link to register. Please provide a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

Instructions: http://cuny.edu/employment/cunyfirst/CUNYfirst-application.html

Please have your three referees send their letters to: Department of Africana and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies, Hunter College, History Search Committee, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065.

  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will start on January 15, 2014 and continue until an appropriate candidate is found.
  • 2/24 Any updates here?

Johns Hopkins University (MD)  - TT Assistant Professorship of Latino Studies - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

The Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor of Latino Studies, beginning July 1, 2015. The successful candidate will hold a tenure-track appointment in the home department of his/her own discipline and evenly allocate teaching and service between the Program in Latin American Studies (PLAS) and their home department. At least half of the successful candidate's courses will be Latino Studies courses cross-listed with PLAS. Applications from all disciplines in the social sciences and humanities are welcome. Ph.D. required by time of appointment.

  • Please submit a cover letter, C.V., writing sample, research statement, and three letters of reference online through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/25155). Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2014 and continue until the search is completed.
  • Any updates on this search?
  • 10/31/14: Has anyone received any communication or requests from the search committee?
  • Nothing here (11/1)
  • I just received a hard copy letter in the mail yesterday saying they had made a shortlist of 8 candidates from a pool of 107 applicants. (11/4)
  • They're now conducting campus visits (11/25)

Kansas State University (KS) - TT Asst. Professor, Chicano/a Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

  • The Department of American Ethnic Studies at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Chicano/a Studies in the American Ethnic Studies Department, Kansas State University.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Chicano/a Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related field by August 2014.  We especially welcome applications with significant training and experience in participatory action research and other community-based advocacy research methods that utilize intersectional, decolonial, and social justice frameworks.
  • Include electronic submission of the following materials in one PDF file: cover letter, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and any available evidence of teaching effectiveness, CV, and names and contact information of three references
  • Send all application materials as one PDF file to: ethnic studies@ksu.edu and address all application materials to: Professor Yolanda Broyles-González, Head, American Ethnic Studies Department
  • Application deadline is November 21, 2014.
  • Has anyone heard back from this position (phone/skype interviews, campus visits, rejection emails/letters)?
  • No, I have not heard anything. Any updates? (2/3/2015)
  • Position offered and accepted, 2/15/15.
  • Congratulations! ^^^ Do you mind sharing your specialization and if you applied as ABD, with Ph.D. in hand, or TT track professor? 
  • Not me, but a friend.  Ph.D. from Research I, in hand, postdoc, Chicana/queer/transnatl studies.
  • Thank you for the info and congratulations to your friend!

Mills College (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies: Latina/o, Chicana/o Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The Ethnic Studies (ES) Department invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Latino/a Studies and/or Chicana/o Studies to begin Fall 2015. The ES Department at Mills College is a vibrant hub of intellectual inquiry, critical pedagogy and social justice-oriented activity. The Department aims to produce graduates who have the confidence, skills and experience to become leaders and change agents, to think critically, and to engage capably, responsibly and ethically with diverse communities.

We seek an engaged scholar with a commitment to research and publishing as well as to teaching and mentoring students. The successful candidate will: teach undergraduate courses in Latina/o Studies, which may include Chicana/o Studies courses; teach one or more core ES courses; supervise undergraduate research by ES majors; contribute to the Latin American Studies program; serve as an academic advisor; be actively involved in service to the Department and the College; maintain a productive program of scholarship; and engage actively with Chicana/o and/or Latina/o Studies as a discipline. The ES Department recognizes that effective learning includes hands-on experience, and we provide co-curricular and community-based learning opportunities. The successful candidate will teach a community organizing course focusing on Latina/o Heritage Month and will supervise service learning in local Latina/o communities.

The successful candidate will utilize an intersectional analysis of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and nation in their research and teaching. They will have a social science background and proven engagement with anti-oppressive, community-based and/or participatory research methodologies. Ability to teach courses on Latin America and the Caribbean strongly desired.

Requirements: Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment; robust program of community-engaged scholarly research; evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching; participatory pedagogical approach; dedication to educating women of color.

Mills College is located in the San Francisco Bay Area on 135 beautiful acres in the foothills of Oakland, California. Additional information about Mills College can be obtained on our website at http://www.mills.edu. Women and other traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to diversity and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines, but to engage diverse perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Applicants should submit a) a letter of application, b) a current CV (with contact information for three references), (c) a research statement detailing the candidate’s research agenda, (d) a teaching statement outlining the candidate’s approach to teaching, (e) 2-3 samples of scholarly work.

  • They scheduled campus visits - 11/25

Purdue University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies - Latino/a Studies - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

The American Studies Program at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor of American Studies with a focus on Latino/a Studies. The position will start August 15, 2015. We seek candidates whose scholarship takes an innovative, creative, and interdisciplinary approach to Latino/a Studies. 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. Candidates should exhibit expertise in Latino/a Studies, with a demonstrated ability to contribute to at least one of the following program core areas: activism, resistance, and social movements; comparative race and ethnicity; design and material culture; gender, sexuality, and queer; new media and popular culture; science, technology, and environment; and transnational America.

The appointment requires a Ph.D. in American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Latino/a Studies, or a cognate program in the social sciences or humanities. The American Studies Program expects faculty members to participate in program activities, supervise and serve on thesis and dissertation committees, and teach courses supporting the graduate and undergraduate programs. The teaching load is 2-2. The successful candidate will teach introductory courses in Latino/a Studies and American Studies, in addition to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in the candidate’s areas of specialization.

To apply, submit a letter of application including a statement of research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, one writing sample, and three (3) letters of reference to Brandi Plantenga (bplante@purdue.edu). Direct position inquiries to Rayvon Fouché (rfouche@purdue.edu).

If electronic submission is not possible, please send application documents to: Rayvon Fouché, Director American Studies Purdue University, G10 Heavilon Hall, 500 Oval Drive, West Lafayette, IN 47907.

  • Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at American Studies 2015
  • Skype Interview 11/24

Scripps College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, Hispanic StudiesEdit

Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in the Hispanic Studies Department. The department is seeking applications for a tenure-track appointment for fall of 2015 either in

  • Spanish Caribbean literary and cultural criticism with sound knowledge of Caribbean cultures and contexts or
  • Central American transnational literatures and cultures with expertise in indigenous cultures or
  • Andean transnational literature and cultures. Expertise in Quechua language and indigenous cultures particularly desired.

We are seeking candidates who specialize in colonial and postcolonial studies and African and indigenous diaspora discourses and those who take a transnational or comparative approach in their work. We particularly welcome candidates with research areas including — but not limited to — race and sexuality studies, postcolonial eco-criticism, urban studies, translation theory, new media, and Visual and Performance Studies to forge a strong dialogue between, and within, our areas of specialization pertaining to Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, and Africa.

The Department seeks a colleague with dynamic, innovative teaching and a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education. The teaching load is five courses per year, including language classes, surveys, and courses in the area of specialization. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Ph.D preferred but ABD will be considered. Previous teaching experience and native or near native fluency in Spanish required.

Please submit letter of application, CV, three letters of reference, teaching evaluations, and a writing sample of no more than 20 pages to AcademicJobsOnline.

  • Link to Apply: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/3934
  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014. Interviews will be held at the Modern Language Association Conference in Vancouver, January 8-11, 2015. For more information, contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Prof. Marina Pérez de Mendiola, Box 4049, Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave. Claremont, CA 91711. Phone: (909) 607-3545.

University of Florida (FL) - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor - Latino StudiesEdit

The Center for Latin American Studies and the College for Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Florida invites applications for a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the social sciences with a teaching and research focus on Latino/a Studies to begin in August 2015. Substantive interests may include, but need not be restricted to: immigration; socio-economic issues affecting Latino/a communities; Latino politics; comparative approaches to different Latino groups; the ways that Latinos/as in the US are linked to their countries and communities of origin; and the role of Latino/as in US society. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching. Candidates should demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries with faculty and students in various departments and disciplines. The successful candidate will contribute to a broad range of undergraduate and graduate courses and to a new interdisciplinary program initiative in Latino/a Studies. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand or near completion at the time of hiring.

The appointment will be made jointly between the Center for Latin American Studies and the appropriate disciplinary department within the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. The Center offers a Masters of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS), graduate and undergraduate certificates, an undergraduate minor, a joint law degree, and an interdisciplinary specialization in Latino Studies. The Center is linked to departments with strong PhD programs including those where the faculty member for this position will be tenure-track. More information about the Center can be found at: http://www.latam.ufl.edu/. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) is UF’s largest college and encompasses the Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences, which includes the Departments of Anthropology, Political Science, and Sociology and Criminology & Law (www.clas.ufl.edu). All three of these departments have MA and PhD training programs with faculty who employ diverse theoretical perspectives and methodologies. Social science faculty in CLAS frequently work collaboratively across disciplinary boundaries and are active in research and practice in many countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Applications must be submitted on-line http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/58423. Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of interest (indicating research and teaching interests); (2) current vitae; (3) three current letters of reference. Applicant will provide names/emails of references and the application system will send automated emails to references requesting that they upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. For full consideration, all application documents must be submitted by December 15, 2014, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications and continue until the position is filled.

University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - Chicana/Chicano Studies - CAMPUS VISISTS STAGEEdit

The César E. Chavez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant or Associate level beginning in the Fall of 2015.

Research interests may include, but are not limited to, transnational and border studies; performance studies; new media and digital humanities; migration, carcerality, and detention; environmental justice; and visual cultures and the visual arts. We especially welcome a background in interdisciplinary research and teaching that emphasizes community-based, decolonial, and collaborative methodologies or engaged ethnography. We seek research rooted in diverse Chicana/o and Latina/o formations such as Critical Ethnic Studies/Latino Studies, Central American Studies, Comparative Racializations, Afro-Latinidades, Indigeneity in the Americas, and/or gender and sexuality studies.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment as well as a record of scholarly achievement appropriate for appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor at a research university. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated program of robust research and writing and be effective teachers and mentors at the graduate and undergraduate level. Candidates should be eager to help build an engaged, intellectually transformative, diverse, and growing department, including making a significant contribution to the new (2012), exciting Ph.D. program in Chicana and Chicano Studies.

  • Position is open until filled. Applications received by November 15th will receive full consideration. Applications should include a letter of application, a CV (with contact information for three references), and 2-3 publications or samples of written work.
  • anyone know anything new about this search? 2/8
    • They are already conducting campus vistis (2/22/15)

University of Kansas (KS) - TT Assistant Professor - American Studies - Migration Studies or Latina/o Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The University of Kansas American Studies Department invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in American Studies.

We are interested in candidates whose work emphasizes Migration, with substantive expertise in Latina/o Studies.

The secondary areas of specialization are open and may include: gender, the family, and migration; comparative and historical migration; diasporas; human trafficking; migration in the Americas; public policy and law; and the ethical and moral dimensions of migration.

A complete on-line application includes the following materials: cover letter that includes research interests and teaching approach; curriculum vitae; writing sample of no more than 50 pages; course syllabi; and the names, e-mail, and contact information for three references.

  • Initial review of applications begins November 26, 2014 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. For a complete announcement and to apply on-line, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/1917BR
  • No, has anyone heard anything after phone interviews? (1/27/15)
  • Any updates? (3/2/2015)
  • My friend was offered position but turned it down to accept a separate position elsewhere. I have no idea if the search is still open. (3/3/2015)
  • Thank you for this update and congratulations to your friend! Can you provide more info about your friend as the person who got the offer: did she/he have a Ph.D. in hand or ABD? Coming from a postdoc? What discipline is her/his Ph.D. in? (3/12/15)

University of New Hampshire (NH) - TT Assistant Professor in Hispanic StudiesEdit

The Spanish & Portuguese Program of the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Hispanic Studies beginning Fall 2015.

The ideal candidate will specialize in U.S. Latina/o literary or cultural studies and preference will be given to candidates with a focus on Caribbean literatures and cultures in the U.S. Candidates with other specialties within U.S. Latina/o literary and cultural studies, or who specialize in Caribbean literature and culture with a secondary specialty or demonstrated interest in U.S. Latina/o literature and culture, may also be considered. 

Minimum qualifications for the position include: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment (August 15) in Spanish, Comparative Literature, Latina/o Studies or a closely related field, native or near-native proficiency in Spanish and English, evidence of a robust research agenda, and teaching experience at the college/university level. 

To receive full consideration for this position, in addition to completing the required on-line application form, please be prepared to submit: a letter of application, CV, writing sample (not to exceed 20 pp.), statement of research plan, statement of teaching philosophy, and graduate transcript.

Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by the referees to Casey Darasz at casey.darasz@unh.edu.

Review of applications will begin December 15, 2014. Initial interviews will be conducted via Skype in mid-January.

Apply at: https://jobs.usnh.edu/ (Posting Number/Job Order #: 0902426)

  • Deadline: Dec. 15 2014.

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (TX) - Mexican American Studies Director Open Rank (Associate or Full Professor - Tenured)Edit

The College of Liberal Arts is accepting applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor with administrative experience to serve as Director of the Mexican American Studies Program at the University of Texas - Río Grande Valley (UTRGV) beginning fall 2015. The MAS Program offers a B.A., Graduate Certificate, and Masters of Art in Interdisciplinary Studies. The Mexican American Studies Program seeks a Professor with a notable record of research and/or creative activities in Chican@ and/or Latin@ Studies, quality teaching, community engagement, and a strong record of academic administration to direct the program which is housed in the Center for Mexican American Studies. Mexican American Studies (MAS) is poised to play a fundamental role in fulfilling the bicultural mission of UTRGV. Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D. from an accredited university in Chican@ Studies, Latin@ Studies, American Studies or another related field in which the applicant’s expertise is interdisciplinary and falls within the area(s) of Chican@/Latin@ Studies. Candidates must meet the institutional requirements for tenure to be considered for the position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: Candidate should have experience working with Chican@/Latin@ communities and have a strong record of scholarship in Chican@, Latin@, or Ethnic Studies. Preferred Qualifications: Possess bilingual and biliterate skills as appropriate for the goals of UTRGV. Required Documents: 1) Curriculum Vitae 2) List of 3 References 3)Letter of Interest For questions regarding the position contact the Chair of the search committee; Stephanie Alvarez smalvarezm@utpa.edu

To view a full job description and to apply for this position, go to https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/3770

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

College of St. Scholastica (MN) - Full-Time/TT Faculty Position in American Indian Studies - CANCELLEDEdit

The Department of History and Politics at the College of St. Scholastica invites applications for a full-time position in American Indian Studies with a preferred start date of January 2015. We welcome applicants from a range of disciplinary backgrounds including History, American Studies, Native American Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Anthropology.

The successful candidate will teach courses in American Indian History and develop other classes that complement existing offerings in the American Indian Studies minor, the Department of History and Politics, and/or other departments.

Required Qualifications: M.A. (required) or Ph.D. (preferred). Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in order to be eligible for a tenure-track appointment. The successful candidate will have some teaching experience, show the potential for active scholarship, and will demonstrate a dedication to working with diverse communities. The College of St. Scholastica is located in an area of striking natural beauty and within close proximity to a number of Indian reservations and tribal communities. The institution is committed to strengthening its relationship to students from tribal communities, and to preparing all students to live and work in a diverse world.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience working with American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

For more information and to apply, visit www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St. Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer committed to enriching education and promoting opportunity through a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body.

https://www.csshrjobs.com/postings/5323

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please attach three letters of recommendation that address the expertise and qualities needed for this position or mail to: Human Resources, The College of St. Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Avenue, Duluth, MN 55811.

Iowa State University (IA) - Associate or Full Professor - American Indian Studies ProgramEdit

View complete details and application instructions at https://www.iastatejobs.com #400082. Qualifications: Ph.D. in relevant social science or humanities discipline.

Proposed start date: August 16, 2015. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

  • Deadline: Applications will be accepted only by electronic submission and will continue until the position is filled. Application review will begin January 1, 2015. Please direct questions to Dr. Paul Lasley (plasley@iastate.edu) or Dr. Amy Slagell (aslagell@iastate.edu)
  • Any news on this job? 

Montana State University-Northern (USA: MT) - History & Native American StudiesEdit

  • Assistant Professor of History & Native American Studies
  • Length: Tenure-track (start date of January 2015)
  • The purpose of this position is to teach history and Native American studies in general education, Native American studies minor, and secondary teacher preparation programs. The Native American Studies program offers an interdisciplinary education that examines the cultures, history, literature, and politics of American Indians.
  • Link to Apply: https://jobs.msun.edu/postings/306
  • Open until Filled (posted 07/09/14)

San Diego State University (CA) - Assistant Professor of American Indian Studies with Emphasis in Literature and/or Sustainability - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

The Department of American Indian Studies at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in American Indian literature or environmental sustainability. We seek candidates with rigorous publication records. Commitment to collaborate with indigenous communities, practice-based research agenda, and interdisciplinary teaching ability desired. Ph.D. or M.F.A required.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.

Please submit (1) application letter, (2) CV, (3) scholarly writing sample, (4) three relevant course syllabi, and (5) three reference letters to http://apply.interfolio.com/26089.

  • Review of applications begins October 15, 2014. Incomplete applications not considered.
  • Campus visit scheduled 12/4 x1

University of Alabama (AL) - pre-1865 Native American Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

  • The Department of American Studies at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in pre-1865 with a specialization in Native American Studies.
  • Minimum Preferred Qualifications: We welcome scholars with training in interdisciplinary fields as well as in social science or humanities and fine arts disciplines. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate (MA) American Studies courses. ABD considered for interview if degree is completed by start date. PhD is required. To apply, go to http://facultyjobs.ua.edu and complete the online application. Attach a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a transcript of graduate work, and a writing sample. Three letters of recommendation may be either submitted online or mailed directly to Search Committee, American Studies Department, University of Alabama, ten Hoor Hall 101, Box 870214, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0214.
  • Formal review of applications will begin November 17, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct questions to Michael D. Innis-Jiménez, Search Committee Chair, at mdinnisjimenez@bama.ua.edu.

University of Kansas (KS) - TT Asst. Professor - Indigenous/Native American/First Nations Film and Global Media ActivismEdit

The University of Kansas Department of Film and Media Studies (FMS) invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level in Film and Media Studies. We are interested in candidates whose work focuses on Indigenous/Native American/First Nations film and global media activism. This position is part of an emerging cluster of interdisciplinary positions on the topic of migration, immigration, diaspora and human trafficking and may include participation in interdisciplinary initiatives or in research projects with scholars in other disciplines. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2015. In addition to this collaborative work, the faculty member will be expected to research, write, and publish in the candidate’s substantive field; develop and teach courses in the research areas stated above in addition to introductory courses in Film and Media Studies; serve on graduate student committees, direct theses and dissertations; perform advising responsibilities; and serve on departmental, College, and University committees.

The University of Kansas is particularly interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to the climate of diversity in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, including a diversity of scholarly approaches, and four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World; (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.  

We encourage women and minorities to apply.

KU is a Research 1 (RU/VH) institution, the flagship of the Kansas system, and a member of the AAU. It is located in Lawrence, a thriving and progressive community a short drive from Kansas City. The Department of Film and Media Studies has 11 core faculty members and graduate and undergraduate programs.

Qualifications:  

  1. A Ph.D. or MFA in the humanities or a social science discipline, with a substantive focus on Film and Media, from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2015).
  2. A proven record or demonstration for high potential in research, teaching, and publications.
  3. Demonstrated ability to teach Film and Media-related courses, as evidenced by application materials, educational background, and teaching philosophy.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments.

For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to https://employment.ku.edu/academic/2013BR or https://employment.ku.edu/academic-jobs and search by keywords [Film and Media]. A complete online application includes the following materials:  cover letter, curriculum vitae, one research sample such as an article or dissertation chapter, teaching philosophy, proof of teaching experience (e.g. course evaluations and syllabi), and the names, e-mail addresses, and contact information for three references. Only complete applications will be considered.

  • Initial review of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue as long as needed to identify a qualified pool.
  • Also posted at Film Studies 2014-2015

University of Minnesota, Morris (MN) - TT Assistant Professor, American Indian Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWS COMPLETEEdit

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT

TENURE-TRACK POSITION IN AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (SOCIAL SCIENCE)

The University of Minnesota, Morris seeks an individual committed to excellence in undergraduate education to fill a tenure-track position in American Indian Studies beginning August 17, 2015. We are seeking a social science scholar with expertise in American Indian Studies; preferred fields include American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, and Political Science. Period and geographical area of expertise is open within the United States. We particularly welcome scholars who can diversify existing program strengths in American Indian literature, film, material cultures, and Anishinaanbemowin. The annual teaching load is five courses. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the core curriculum, including Introduction to American Indian Studies and the senior project in American Indian Studies. Additional courses to enhance the interdisciplinary American Indian Studies program will be offered through American Indian Studies or the candidate’s field of expertise.

Required qualifications for the position include: i) ABD (rank as Instructor) in American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, or an American Indian-related program; ii) demonstrated excellence in teaching; iii) evidence of a strong and promising research agenda; and iv) a commitment to curricular development in American Indian Studies and in another area of Social Science. Preferred qualifications include PhD (rank as Assistant Professor) in American Indian Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Political Science, or an American Indian-related program.

  • Applicants must initiate their application in the University of Minnesota Online Employment System at https://employment.umn.edu/ , then send in hard copy a letter of application, a CV, graduate school transcript (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial screening), and three confidential letters of recommendation written within the last five years to: Sharon Severance, 109 Camden Hall, University of Minnesota, Morris, 600 E. 4th St., Morris, MN 56267. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2014 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding the online application may be directed to Sharon Severance (severances@morris.umn.edu); other questions may be directed to Prof. Becca Gercken, Search Committee Chair (gerckenr@morris.umn.edu).
  • We would greatly appreciate your bringing this opportunity to the attention of potentially interested applicants.
  • TELEPHONE INTERVIEW STAGE 12/08
  • So, did anyone ever get this job? (Or hear back from the school via email, mail, telegraph, craigslist missed connections?)
  • On-campus interviews complete.

University of Southern California (CA) - TT Assistant / Associate Professor, Native North American Indigenous Experience - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is seeking a tenure-track assistant professor or tenured associate professor in the field of Native North American Indigenous Experience with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2015. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar trained in the humanities, social sciences or a related interdisciplinary field specializing in North American Native American studies.  The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate field of study prior to appointment.

  • We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2014. Applications should include: 1) A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate's qualifications for the position, with areas of specialization, research and teaching interests clearly identified, 2) a current CV, 3) the contact information of three individuals who can provide letters of reference, and 4) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages). When desired, referees will be contacted upon submission of the application and provided with information on how to upload their letters of reference. In order to be considered, applicants must submit an electronic USC application; follow this job link or paste in a browser: http://jobs.usc.edu/postings/29906. To learn more about the Department, visit our website at http://dornsife.usc.edu/ase/   
  • Also posted at North American History 2014-15
  • Anything?
  • Has anyone heard back on this one? 
  • Campus visits on this one are scheduled for finalists (per announcement at USC).

University of Texas at Arlington (TX) - Native American History and/or Indigenous Studies - AHA / MLA / SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor in History/ Native American Studies or English with a PhD focusing on Native American History and/or Indigenous Studies.
  • Applicants, who can make contributions to the University's Center for Greater Southwestern Studies, which maintains close ties to the History Department, are encouraged to apply. A willingness to engage with indigenous communities is also an asset.
  • The DFW area is home to a vibrant Native American community with citizens of 120 Native Nations represented. Besides the Center for Greater Southwestern Studies and an excellent archive that features texts, maps, and documents related to Native /Indigenous Studies, the University has a substantial Multicultural Collection with a strong representation of Native Studies scholarship. There are tenured professors with national and international reputations in Native/Indigenous Studies in English, Linguistics, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The University has hosted NEH and NSF seminars and institutes in Native languages and literatures, and the Native American Student Association is Texass longest continuous running Native Student organization.
  • Application deadline: Committee will begin reviewing applications on December 10, 2014. Salary, benefits, and privileges are competitive with other public research universities. For example, UTA commonly offers a 3-2 teaching load, start-up funds, and support for research and publication. Faculty are expected to teach at the graduate and undergraduate levels, maintain an active research program, mentor graduate students, and provide service to their home department and the University as required. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in hand by August 2015. Submit letter of application, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample to Stephanie Cole, Search Committee Chair, scole@uta.edu .

University of Toronto Mississauga (CAN) - Assistant Professorship in Race, Ethnicity and Indigenous IssuesEdit

The Department of Sociology at University of Toronto Mississauga within the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning July 1, 2015. We seek a candidate with primary scholarly interests in the sociology of race, ethnicity, and/or indigenous issues. Our ideal candidate will contribute to the University’s commitment to equity and diversity. A Ph.D. in Sociology or a closely related field is required. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in research and teaching. Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

Successful candidates will teach in the undergraduate program at the University of Toronto Mississauga. They will also be a member of the Graduate Department of Sociology, University of Toronto and will be expected to develop an independently funded program of research and teach in the graduate program at the downtown campus.  The successful applicant will join a vibrant intellectual community of world-class scholars at Canada’s leading university. The Greater Toronto Area offers amazing cultural and demographic diversity and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community. The University especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

To be considered for this position, all application materials must be submitted online by clicking on the link below. Applicants should include 1) a cover letter describing their research agenda, 2) a curriculum vitae, and 3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy). Applicants should also ask three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to the department via email (on letterhead, signed and scanned) to socadmin.utm@utoronto.ca by the closing date of September 10, 2014.

Submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.  Please submit attachments in PDF format only and label your attachments accordingly as cover letter, CV, or teaching dossier. If you have questions about this position, please contact socadmin.utm@utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Additional information on the Department can be found at www.utm.utoronto.ca/sociology (for undergraduate studies) and www.sociology.utoronto.ca (for graduate studies).

  • Deadline: 10 Sept. 2014.

University of Washington (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - Indigeneity in the Americas - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with teaching and research emphasis on indigeneity in the Americas, trained in sociocultural anthropology. This position has a 9-month service period per year. Topic is open, but priority will be given to candidates who build on the departments strengths in issues of sovereignty; food, health and environmental justice; language; media and visual anthropology. Applicants must have earned a PhD in anthropology by the date of appointment. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring. The University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service. The Department of Anthropology values colleagues who have a strong commitment to an academic environment that promotes diversity. The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam-era veteran, or other protected veterans.

  • To apply, send a single PDF file including the following items in the specified order: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching portfolio, (4) diversity statement (a brief statement on how your teaching, research and/or service contribute to diversity through scholarship or by improving access to higher education for underrepresented individuals or groups), and (5) the names of three referees to anthindg@uw.edu with the following subject header: Assistant Professor-Indigeneity. Cover letter should be addressed to Dr. Laada Bilaniuk and Dr. Maria Elena Garcia, Department of Anthropology. Alternative methods of submission may be acceptable with prior approval of the search committee chairs. Applications received by November 26, 2014 are assured of consideration.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015
  • From Cultural Anthropology 2014-2015: "Skype Interviews (12/10-12/12)"

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

Appalachian State University - TT Asst Prof Sustainable Development / Culture and EnvironmentEdit

The Goodnight Family Sustainable Development Department at Appalachian State University invites applications for a tenure-track, nine-month faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2015. We seek broadly trained applicants with expertise in Culture and Environment, whose work is in the environmental humanities and/or the humanistic social sciences and situated in the larger context of sustainable development. The area of specialization is open. Candidates must have a PhD by the beginning of the appointment.

The successful candidate will have the ability to teach courses in global and/or postcolonial environmental literature, environmental humanities, and upper-level coursework in the candidate’s area of expertise. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to teaching and research and a strong desire to contribute to a vibrant, growing department. We welcome applications from candidates whose work links two or more disciplines. The department is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment.

The teaching load is three courses per semester for faculty with an active research agenda. Faculty must be able to maintain a productive level of scholarship and participate regularly in curriculum development, student advisement, and service activities.

Applications should include: 1) a letter of interest that includes discussion of relevant scholarly research and teaching philosophy; 2) a curriculum vitae, including contact information for at least three references; and 3) a 500-word maximum statement articulating your approach to the interface of sustainable development and Culture and Environment, including a discussion of how your work will complement the department’s existing emphases on sustainable agriculture, critical development studies, and environmental studies.

  • All application materials should be submitted as a single PDF file to <westermanjh [at] appstate.edu>. Review of applications will begin October 31, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. Any questions regarding the position may be addressed to the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Westerman, at <westermanjh [at] appstate.edu>.

Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Field (Deadline: January 12 2015)Edit

Barrett, the Honors College at 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 with competitive salaries and generous benefits; most are on three-year renewable and rolling appointments. The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in 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 their high school class.

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 2015; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population.

College of Wooster (OH) - TT Asst. Professor, Soc. or Anthro. (Race and Ethnicity) - (Deadline: 15 Nov. 2014)Edit

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in sociology or anthropology. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level, and will begin August 2015. The primary teaching responsibilities of this position are courses on race and ethnicity in the United States, as well as our introductory course(s). Preference will be given to applicants who are also able to teach courses in at least two of the following areas: social statistics, inequality, and urban studies. The ability to contribute to interdepartmental programs, such as Africana Studies or Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies is highly desirable. This position will also be expected to participate in the College's First-Year Seminar program and the advising of senior theses. Areas of research and specialization are open. A Ph.D. in sociology or anthropology, and teaching experience, are preferred, but ABDs will be considered. Applications should include: letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations. Application materials should be submitted electronically to Santha Schuch, Administrative Coordinator, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at sschuch@wooster.edu Questions about the position should be directed to Anne Nurse, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at anurse@wooster.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.

Oregon State University (OR) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor - Ethnic Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

The School of Language, Culture, and Society invites applications for a full-time (1.00 FTE), 9-month, tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Ethnic Studies.

This position will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the topic specific to the area of specialization, engage in research, university service, community outreach on and off campus, and regular faculty activities within the program, such as academic advising and serving as an advisor for community-based student internships.

The mission of the Ethnic Studies program is to provide an academic opportunity of excellence for critical, multidisciplinary investigation of the intersections of race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality, and of the articulated concerns of the four major racialized minority groups in the United States: Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and Chicanos/Latinos. The program is currently expanding its offerings to include coverage of race and ethnicity in a global context. The Ethnic Studies program is focused in undergraduate education, offering BA or BS degrees. A graduate minor is also offered.

The Ethnic Studies program is part of the School of Language, Culture, and Society, which also includes Anthropology; World Languages and Cultures; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The School has approximately 40 majors and 20 minors. The School's central focus is on global justice with emphases in social and environment justice, food insecurity, and Latino/a studies. This position within the School's Ethnic Studies Program will help build upon our commitments to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for an increasingly diverse student body.

Minimum/Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies or related field by start of employment. Strong record of research and experience teaching at a college or university level. A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

To be considered at the Associate Professor level, the candidate must have teaching experience, research experience, and a publications record commensurate with that level to be granted the same rank at Oregon State University.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications : Special consideration will be given to applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on one or more of the following areas: 1) Race, Gender, and Sexuality, 2) Empire, Colonization, Indigeneity, and Race, 3) Social inequality, Policy, and Institutions, 4) Race, Ethnicity, and Culture. Special consideration will also be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of active research and teaching experience in the area of Chicano/a-Latino/a Studies.

  • Request for Skype interview (10/28)
  • Anyone else get a request for a Skype interview (or even a request for rec. letters?) (11/3) I haven't heard anything. (11/04 x3; also no request for letters through interfolio links i provided)
  • Rejection Letter received in the mail (300+ applicants) 11/17 x5
  • I appreciate that they sent the rejection letters so early in the process! Most places don't do that. (Right? Sad day when rejection feels like an acknowledgment of my existence--but I really do appreciate it.) x2
  • How/Why did this job get 300+ applicants?  Just like UW.  Are there that many more ES Ph.D.s out there and so few jobs?  That is scary.

University of Michigan (MI) - American Culture and Residential College - Digital Studies and Social Justice (TT Assistant Professor) - CAMPUS VISITSEdit

DIGITAL STUDIES. The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture and the Residential College seek qualified applicants for a jointly-appointed tenure-track assistant professor in the area of Digital Studies and Social Justice. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2015.

We seek candidates whose work explores how the everyday practices of digital cultures reflect, reproduce, or create inequalities, whether of class, race, gender, sexuality, ethnic identity, or ability. Applicants’ research and teaching interests should center on digital technologies – i.e., social media, virtual worlds, gaming and/or mobile media – and the critical analysis of inequality in relation to these technologies. Teaching and research will encompass the social impact of new technologies as well as representations of marginalized populations on digital platforms. Candidates may also take up the challenges and opportunities for social activism offered by digital environments. Scholars who bring a background in race, ethnic, gender, disability, and/or LGBTQ studies are encouraged to apply, as are those engaged in visual culture studies, digital storytelling, or digital production.

Michigan’s Department of American Culture has launched a major initiative to develop pioneering digital studies curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Michigan’s Residential College is a four year undergraduate living-learning community with on-site theater facilities, photo labs, music performance spaces, and art studios, and a pedagogical philosophy that emphasizes participatory education and community engagement. The successful candidate will enhance the Department of American Culture and the Residential College’s joint effort to develop new approaches to digital studies research and innovative teaching. Evidence of excellence and inventiveness in both teaching and research is therefore crucial. Ph.D. required prior to appointment.

Candidates should submit application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to rcpositions@umich.edu. Include:

  1. Cover letter addressed to: Chair, Digital Studies and Social Justice Search Committee
  2. Vitae
  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 rcpositions@umich.edu directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.
  8. Questions regarding the position can be sent to rcpositions@umich.edu as well.

Deadline for submission of applications is October 1, 2014. 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.

  • Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 1, 2014.

University of San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor, Ethnic Studies - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEWSEdit

The University of San Diego and the Ethnic Studies Department invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies beginning in the Fall 2015. Candidates should have expertise in globalization/transnationalism, economic justice and/or environmental justice pertaining to U.S. racial/ethnic groups. All candidates must hold a PhD or terminal degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field. Applicants must be able to teach courses in one ethnic-specific area (e.g. African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano/Latino Studies, or Native American Studies) and in Comparative Ethnic Studies utilizing interdisciplinary teaching and critical scholarly perspectives. Ability to teach Introduction to Ethnic Studies required. The second largest city in California, San Diego sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people, includes the busiest port of entry on the world’s busiest national border, and hosts significant ethnic, immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. The University of San Diego is a private, Roman Catholic university with more than 5,500 undergraduate students and a commitment to advancing academic excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service. The Ethnic Studies Department at the University of San Diego focuses on the importance of race and ethnicity in the US context, and at the heart of our work is a commitment to social justice and community service learning that directly supports the values of Catholic Social Teaching. Applicant cover letters should clearly state how the applicant fits within this larger programmatic vision. The candidate must demonstrate evidence of strong undergraduate teaching. A complete application will include: 1) A cover letter that includes your relevant teaching experience, research, and direct experience working with and in U.S. ethnic communities 2) A statement on your teaching philosophy that addresses teaching at a small, liberal arts Roman Catholic university 3) A sample publication 4) A resume/vita 5) Sample course syllabi 6) Three reference letters (submitted directly by your recommenders) 1. Submit your complete application as a single .pdf file to ethnicstudies@sandiego.edu. 2. Submit one hard copy of your complete application to: Jesse Mills, Chair Department of Ethnic Studies University of San Diego Maher Hall 210 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110 3. To apply, go to (http://www.sandiego.edu/hr/jobs) Look for job IRC15348 and follow all instructions to create a full profile. For assistance with iRecruitment, please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806 or by email at hr@sandiego.edu.

  • The final deadline for receipt of application materials is December 1st, 2014. Applicants should meet the deadline for full consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until position is filled.
  • Any updates?
  • Did they already schedule interviews? (1/21)
  • Have they scheduled skype interviews? (1/27)
  • I heard they scheduled prelim. intervews for this week (2/3)

University of Texas - Austin (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEWSEdit

The Department of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in fall 2015.

The desired areas of specialization include Digital Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Literature, Music, and/or Queer Studies.

In addition to a commitment to teaching at the highest level and a clearly defined research agenda, the successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in American Studies or related field prior to appointment.

Please submit a CV; cover letter with description of teaching and research interests; evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations); writing sample (preferably no more than 25 pages); and three letters of recommendation directly from signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/26784.

University of Utah (UT) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Theatre / Ethnic StudiesEdit

The University of Utah Ethnic Studies Program and the Department of Theatre in the College of Fine Arts invite applications for a fulltime, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The successful candidate will be jointly appointed in the Ethnic Studies Program and the Department of Theatre. Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary, undergraduate program with current faculty drawn from fields and disciplines in the Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Education. Ethnic Studies primarily focuses on experiences of U.S. racial and ethnic groups including Asian Americans, African Americans, Chicanas/os, American Indians, and Pacific Islanders. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to explore important racial and ethnic issues with comparative, relational, and/or interdisciplinary frameworks. As the only program to award the BS/BA in Ethnic Studies in the State of Utah, the successful candidate will join a growing and dynamic team of talented scholars.

The Department of Theatre houses nearly 250 majors in 5 academic programs-BA and BFA- with 15 full-time faculty members and 25 part-time faculty members. Because the Department serves undergraduate students pursuing both BAs in Theatre Studies and BFAs in various emphasis areas, we are interested in hiring a colleague who is capable of crossing the theory-practice divide to help all students understand the relevance of history and criticism to their development as artists, scholars, and human beings.

We invite applications from candidates with an M.F.A., advanced progress towards their doctoral studies, or with an earned PhD, with a strong preference given to those who focus their work on Pacific Islander Studies and/or American Indian Studies. The candidate must possess demonstrated success as a practitioner and/or scholar with strong methodological skills and be an exceptional teacher and advisor. The successful candidate must be willing and able to teach in the Ethnic Studies Program's Diversity Scholars first-year retention program, which involves community-engaged learning. In addition to teaching, faculty members in the Department of Theatre are expected to maintain significant ongoing creative or scholarly research agendas depending upon their areas of expertise.

Located in Salt Lake City, at the base of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is a major research and teaching university-and the flagship of the Utah System of Higher Education that strives to create an academic environment in which the highest standards of scholarship and professional practice are observed and where responsibilities to students are conscientiously met. Salt Lake City is internationally renowned for its light rail system, downtown renewal and library system, increasing diversity, and easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities.

  • The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit (1) a letter describing the position for which you are applying and your teaching and research interests, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) samples of scholarly and/or creative work work, (4) the names and email addresses of three recommendation providers, and (5) copies of teaching evaluations online at: http://www.employment.utah.edu/. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the Faculty Search Committee Co-chairs, Dr. Baodong Liu (baodong.liu@poli-sci.utah.edu) and Dr. Martine Kei Green-Rogers (martine.greenrogers@utah.edu).

Wellesley College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor, American Studies (spec. Comparative Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration) - SKYPE INTERVIEWSEdit

Wellesley College seeks to make a tenure-track hire in American Studies with specialization in the comparative study of race, ethnicity, and immigration, preferably at the beginning assistant professor level. We seek candidates with a strong background in Chicano/a and/or Latino/a Studies, ideally with the ability to teach in another sub-field of ethnic studies. We welcome applicants trained in interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies, or in fields such as sociology, anthropology, or history. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introductory courses in comparative ethnic studies and American Studies, in addition to courses in the candidate's areas of specialization. Curriculum- and program-building will be important aspects of this position, which begins in fall 2015.

  • Please submit only in electronic form the following: a letter of application, a c.v., a graduate school transcript, The names/email addresses of three references are requested. (The online application will request names/email addresses so that recommenders or dossier services may submit the letters directly.), a brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy, and a writing sample to https://career.wellesley.edu. Applications must be received by November 1, 2014. If circumstances do not allow you to submit materials through our on line application system, please email us at working@wellesley.edu.

Visiting Positions / Limited Term AppointmentsEdit

Bowling Green State University (OH) - Ethnic Studies InstructorEdit

The Department of Ethnic Studies at Bowling Green State University is seeking applicants for an Instructor position in Ethnic Studies. Duties include teaching general education courses in the department including Introduction to Ethnic Studies (ETHN 1010), upper-division courses such as Race, Representation, and Culture (ETHN 3030), and cross-listed courses such as Women of Color in the United States (ETHN/WS 3050). Candidates should have appropriate experience in teaching undergraduate general education courses. Ph.D. in appropriate discipline preferred. ABD in appropriate discipline required. Other preferred qualifications include: (1) a demonstrated record of teaching effectiveness in Ethnic Studies or related fields and (2) experience teaching general education cultural diversity courses. The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal for additional terms. Starting date: August 2015.

The Department of Ethnic Studies is part of BGSU's School of Cultural and Critical Studies. The interdisciplinary School also includes the American Culture Studies Program, the Department of Popular Culture, and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, current vita, documentation of teaching effectiveness (such as current teaching portfolio), and three original and current reference letters to Ms. Stephanie Rader at srader@bgsu.edu or via mail to: Ms. Stephanie Rader, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.

Dickinson College (PA) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and American StudiesEdit

One-year position (with possible renewal up to three years) as Visiting Assistant Professor at Dickinson College in Women’s and Gender Studies. The candidate should have the Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies or another substantial qualification in the field. The ability to teach core courses in Women’s and Gender Studies as well as at all levels of the curriculum is essential. The candidate should also be able to teach topics or cross-listed courses in American Studies. Teaching experience required. The ability to create inclusive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body will be an important characteristic of the successful candidate. Area of specialization: open.

Dickinson College is a highly selective four-year, independent liberal arts college with 2300 students. It is located 20 minutes west of Harrisburg, PA, and is a two-hour drive from Baltimore, Washington DC, and Philadelphia. The Women’s and Gender Studies Department’s interdisciplinary curriculum pushes students to develop a rich and complex understanding of the range of gendered experiences, underscoring differences based on class, race, culture, ethnic origin, religion, age and sexual identity http://www.dickinson.edu/homepage/46/women_s_and_gender_studies.

Interested candidates should apply for this position electronically via https://jobs.dickinson.edu. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy and three letters of recommendation. Evidence of teaching effectiveness will be required of finalists.

  • Application deadline is February 15, 2015.

Northwestern University (IL) - Visiting Assistant Professorship in Asian American StudiesEdit

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a one-year visiting assistant professorship in Asian American Studies in, but not exclusive to, the disciplines of sociology, psychology, public health, religion, or other humanities and qualitative social sciences. Areas of specialization are open but scholars whose expertise builds connections with Asian Transpacific Studies, Indigenous Studies, or Arab American Studies are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be co-appointed between the Asian American Studies Program and the department best suited to his or her research. Responsibilities include teaching five quarter-length courses, participating in program activities, and collaborating with Asian American Studies faculty and students. This is a benefits eligible, full-time appointment starting September 1, 2015. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment.  Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

  • Applicants should visit http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu/ to submit a cover letter, CV, a statement of teaching interests, email addresses for three reference writers, and teaching evaluations if available. Deadline to submit applications is February 1, 2015.
  • Rejection via email (3/18)

New York University (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor in African American StudiesEdit

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU seeks to fill a Visiting Assistant Professor position in African American Studies to commence September 1, 2015. While the particular focus of scholarship is open, we seek interdisciplinary scholars who have a strong record of undergraduate teaching. This one-year position (renewable for a second year) involves teaching two courses each semester and advising students in their individualized courses of study.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the university level; a strong record of research and writing.

  • Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (of 15-20 pages), three letters of recommendation, a statement of your teaching philosophy, and a brief description of three “dream courses” you would like to teach. All application materials must be received by January 20, 2015. For questions, please contact Christine Murray at christine.murray@nyu.edu . All application materials must be submitted electronically. To apply, please visit: http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52401
  • Rejection via postal mal (3/23)

Temple University (PA) - Asst. Professor, African-American Studies (1 yr. Non-TT)Edit

Assistant Professor in African American Studies at Temple University

The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies, or a related social science or liberal discipline, and will have teaching experience in the field consistent with the position in African American self-determination organizations and movements, preferably dealing with Afrocentric education. The applicant should be willing to teach exclusively in African American Studies. The preferred areas of specialization are contemporary movements for social justice and educational approaches to the mental liberation of African people.

The applicant should be conversant with Afrocentric theories of knowledge, the current debates surrounding cultural criticism, and African diaspora studies within the context of Pan African education. The teaching load is 4/4. Although this is largely a teaching position the applicant should demonstrate an interest in creating a research agenda consistent with working in a highly competitive department.

A Ph.D. is required. Salary negotiable. Appointment for one year, renewable. Temple University is an equal opportunity employer.

  • Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, and a short writing sample (no more than 20 pages) by September 15, 2014 to: Dr. Molefi Kete Asante,Chair, Department of African American Studies, Temple University, 1115 W. Polett, Philadelphia, Pa. 19122 or to: ake@temple.edu.

University of California, Davis (CA) - Mellon Visiting Assistant Professorship in Comparative Border StudiesEdit

The UC Davis Graduate Group in Cultural Studies is pleased to announce a two-year Visiting Assistant Professorship for 2015-2017 in Comparative Border Studies supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Applicants should be specialists in research on one or more border zones, such as: US-Mexico, Israel-Palestine, Afghanistan-Pakistan, North- South Korea, East-West Germany, North Africa-Europe, etc. We are interested in promoting comparative and transnational research so these perspectives are preferred, but not required. The specific field is open, but interdisciplinary orientation in humanities and qualitative social sciences is preferred.

Our new three-year Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies focuses on the making, unmaking, crossing, and fortification of borders—national, regional, colonial--and aims to rethink notions of border crossing as well as containment within different regional studies contexts as a result of transregional, comparative dialogue. The initiative is organized around three major themes: 1) human rights, citizenship and racialized belonging; 2) mobility, militarization and containment; 3) protest cultures and transnational solidarities. Research interest in one or more of these areas is preferred. We will consider junior scholars including recent PhDs and ABDs (the degree must be completed by July 1, 2015).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will participate in the activities of the Mellon Research Initiative in Comparative Border Studies. Duties include teaching three courses per year, and serving as co-organizer of colloquia and other events involving faculty and graduate students.  The appointment will be housed in an appropriate department or program in the humanities or (qualitative) social sciences, in accordance with the background of the successful applicant (fields may include Asian American studies, Chicana/o studies, History, English, Spanish, Middle East studies, South Asian studies, German, Native American studies, American studies, Anthropology, among others).

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will receive an annual stipend of $55,000, plus health benefits, research funding, and relocation funds.

  • To apply, please send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three (3) references (we do NOT accept letters via Interfolio) through the online application form found at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00476. For full consideration applications must be received by February 6, 2015. The position is open until filled.

University of California, Davis (CA) - Mellon Visiting Assistant Professorship - Hart Hall Social Justice Initiative 2015-16Edit

The Department of Chicana/o Studies, the Women and Gender Studies Program, and the Department of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position supported by the Andrew Mellon Foundation. We are looking for new or recent PhDs in gender/feminist studies, critical race/ethnic/indigenous, and arts/cultural studies; ideally in combination with a commitment to involvement in community development and social movements. Ph.D. must be in hand by July 1, 2015. Preference will be given to candidates with interests in developing activist research and methodologies. The position will be administered in Chicana/o Studies, with affiliation with Native American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies, depending on the successful candidates research interests, to be part of the Hart Hall Social Justice Initiative from July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. Duties will include teaching three courses in social justice and critical race/ethnic/gender studies; two undergraduate courses will be taught in Chicana/o Studies and one graduate course will be offered in Native American Studies, and participating in the organization and delivery of the social justice initiative program activities. Other responsibilities include conducting research and collaborating with faculty in the supervision of graduate and undergraduate students community and campus research projects.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, CV, and the contact information for three (3) references (we do NOT accept letters via Interfolio) through the online application form found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00483

The Mellon Visiting Assistant Professor will receive a stipend of $50,000 annually, plus medical insurance, research funds and relocation expenses. The University of California, Davis, is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty and staff.

  • Applications are due March 9, 2015. The position is open until filled.

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2014-15Edit

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