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Page for academic jobs in Ethnic Studies (including African-American Studies) that begin in 2016.

Last year's page: Ethnic Studies 2014-2015

NEW PAGE for 2017 jobs: Ethnic Studies 2016-2017

SEE ALSO: Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2015-2016 and American Studies 2016

For jobs in Ethnic American Literature (including Asian-American, Latino/a and Native American) that start in 2015, see Ethnic American Lit. 2016. For jobs in African-American Literature, see African American 2016.
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 2015-16.
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 - Sub-Saharan AfricaEdit

The Amherst College Departments of Anthropology-Sociology and Black Studies seek a cultural anthropologist of Sub-Saharan Africa for a full-time, tenure-track, joint position as an Assistant Professor to begin on July 1, 2016. We are looking for a broadly trained, ethnographically grounded, and theoretically engaged anthropologist whose research and teaching interests complement our departments. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst’s students are Pell Grant recipients; 43 percent of our students are domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at teaching and mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Although the topical area of specialization is open, we encourage applicants whose research is in one or more of the following areas: urban studies, political economy, postcoloniality, religion, and the environment. As well, we are seeking candidates whose research and teaching interests reflect the fundamental importance of Africa to the histories and contemporary practices of both anthropology and black studies. In addition to having a well-articulated research plan, the successful candidate will be committed to undergraduate and interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts context. This will include teaching two courses per semester, advising undergraduate honors theses, and contributing to the core curriculum of both departments. Candidates must have the Ph.D. in hand by the start of the appointment.Prior teaching experience is required.

  • Interested candidates should submit electronically to http://apply.interfolio.com/30134 a letter of application, C.V., two course syllabi, a writing sample (not to exceed 25 pages), and three confidential letters of recommendation. Consideration of applications will begin on September 15, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. We intend to interview at the meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver, Colorado, November 18-22, 2015, as well as on campus. Applicants would be advised to submit their materials as soon as possible to be considered for interviews at the Denver meeting.

Binghamton University, SUNY (NY) - Assistant Professor, Africana StudiesEdit

The Department of Africana Studies, Binghamton University, invites applications for a tenure-track, entry-level position in the history of East Africa or Southern Africa, with corresponding interests in the African Diaspora in the Indian Ocean or the Atlantic world. Appointment will become effective at the start of the academic year 2016-2017. Applicants should have a record of excellence in research and teaching.

Applicants must have: a Ph.D. relating to Africa and the African Diaspora, a strong commitment to teaching, and an active and innovative research program. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Kindly submit the following materials electronically to https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com: (a) a cover letter, not to exceed two pages, stating your research and teaching interests, (b) a CV, (c) a single well-researched article, book chapter or dissertation chapter that is representative of your scholarship, (d) three letters of recommendation.

  • Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

Brandeis University (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - Race and American PoliticsEdit

The Department of Politics and the Department of African and African American Studies (AAAS) at Brandeis University invite applications for a full-time, joint, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in Race and American Politics. The successful candidate will begin her or his term in the Fall of 2016.

This search is part of an ongoing cluster hire initiative in African Diaspora Studies at Brandeis University, which aims to broaden and strengthen our intellectual community of scholars engaged in the study of people of African descent.

We seek applicants whose research and teaching interests focus on African American politics with an ability to engage in the experiences of other peoples of African descent and communities of color. We encourage applicants with teaching and research interests in, for example, one or more of the following areas: campaigns and elections, political behavior, state and local politics, judicial and criminal justice politics and policies, including incarceration related issues, immigration, and public/social policy. Applicants with the ability to teach courses in quantitative methods will also be viewed favorably.

We prefer candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science. ABDs must show evidence of significant progress toward completion of the PhD and some evidence of teaching excellence to qualify for consideration. The course load is 2/2: one course in AAAS and one course in the Politics Department every semester. Courses will be at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Service expectations will be shared equally between both departments. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start of the appointment.

  • Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a chapter or article length writing sample, and three letters of reference electronically at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6000 by October 15, 2015. Questions about the position can be directed to: Daniel Kryder, Chair, Politics Department (kryder@brandeis.edu) or Chad Williams, Chair, African and Afro-American Studies Department (chadw@brandeis.edu).

Bucknell University (USA: PA) - Open Rank - Black Atlantic / African DiasporaEdit

  • Historian with a focus on the Black Atlantic and/or African diaspora (tenure-track appointment beginning fall 2016). This is an open rank search.
  • Research and teaching interests might include the following fields: comparative slave systems and the transatlantic slave trade; histories of resistance and slave revolts; the slave family, gender, and sexuality; the rise of plantation agriculture and its effects on world trade systems; abolition and the transitions to free labor; and transnational political and cultural movements.
  • A PhD in History is required by August 22, 2016.
  • Submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarship, and three letters of recommendation.
  • Apply at: http://apply.interfolio.com/30883
  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015.
  • 12/1: has anyone heard anything?
  • 12/2: Nothing here 
  • 12/20: Still nothing?
  • Skype interview back in December.  No update since.

Davidson College (NC) - TT Asst. Professor in Afro-Latin American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Afro-Latin American Studies The Africana Studies Department and the Latin American Studies Program at Davidson College seek to hire a tenure-track assistant professor with expertise in the African Diaspora in Latin America and/or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Specialization not limited to, but might include diverse areas of study such as migration and the African diaspora in the Americas, colonialism and postcolonial studies, slavery, social movements, citizenship and the meaning of democracy, health and healing practices and/or ethnic identity politics in the Afro-Latin world. Fluency in Spanish or Portuguese is required. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a related social science or humanities field by August 2016 and will demonstrate a record of excellence in research as well as evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in and enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching. Teaching load is four courses in the first year, and five thereafter, and related responsibilities will be shared between Africana Studies and Latin American Studies. The candidate must be able to teach the introduction to Africana Studies and the introduction to Latin American Studies as well as introductory and upper level courses on Afro-Latin cultures and/or the Caribbean diaspora.

Candidates will be expected to have an on-going research program related to Latin America and/or the Spanish-speaking Caribbean and to publish regularly in their field. Additional responsibilities include advising of undergraduates, participation in college committees and departmental tasks, and directing student research.

  • Candidates should complete an online application at http://jobs.davidson.edu and attach a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and a teaching philosophy statement as it applies to the African diaspora in Latin America. The application deadline is October 15.
  • Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2015-2016
  • A friend of mine has a Skype interview this upcoming week (11/28)
  • Campus interviews have concluded.

Fordham University (NY) - TT Asst. Prof. of African/African-American Studies - Caribbean History, Literature and Culture - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of African and African American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position in Caribbean history, literature and culture at the Assistant Professor level, beginning August 2016 at Fordhams Rose Hill Campus.

The successful candidate for the position will be an interdisciplinary scholar of the Caribbean with the ability to teach courses rooted in other regions of the African Diaspora. We seek candidates with evidence of experience in teaching and a well-defined research agenda. Preference will be given to those candidates whose research reflects a broad or trans-Caribbean perspective; expertise in Caribbean literature or literary criticism would be a plus. We invite candidates with an ability to make a positive contribution to the departments climate fostering inclusiveness and diversity. Possession of the Ph.D. at the time of appointment is required.

A cover letter and curriculum vitae in electronic format (PDF or Microsoft Word) should be sent to Dr. Aimee Meredith Cox, Committee Chair, at acox10@fordham.edu

  • The deadline for applications is October 30th 2015.

Johns Hopkins University (MD) - Africana Studies - Open Rank (2 Positions) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Position Description: The Center for Africana Studies of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences seeks two professors of Africana Studies, one at the rank of Assistant Professor and one at the rank of tenured Associate or Full Professor, in any discipline. The Center for Africana Studies (CAS) is an interdisciplinary program that advances scholarship and teaching in African American Studies, African and African Diaspora Studies, and Urban Studies. The successful candidates’ teaching and service will be evenly allocated between CAS and the home department of their discipline.

Qualifications: Successful candidates may be rising scholars with demonstrated research in their fields or established scholars with a substantial record of research, publication, and interest in institution building. Minorities and women are especially encouraged to apply.

  • Application Instructions: Please send a letter of application specifying an appropriate home department in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, a current CV, a statement of current research projects, and a copy of one representative publication online to the Search Committee Chair at the following website: http://apply.interfolio.com/30598.
  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015.
  • Any updates? (11/04) (x3)
  • Any Updates?? (11/18)
  • It appears that at least two (possibly three or four) on-campus interviews have been scheduled (12/1)
  • Does anyone know which position these are for? Or are they for both? (12/4)
  • From what I can deduce, there are 3 historians invited for the junior position--3 seminars were added this week to the departmental schedule that fit that description. Possibly there is another candidate for the junior position who overlaps with another department. For the senior position, there was one history seminar recently added that would fit that position, but could also be part of an on-going history department search in African History, or something else entirely. (12/4)
  • The junior position has been filled.

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

Black 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 2016. 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-Afr ican 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, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. You can apply for this position at http://jobs.kent.edu/postings/3022. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, two pieces of evidence of creative scholarship, and three letters of reference through this link. Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

New Jersey City University (NJ) - TT Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in African/African American StudiesEdit

The African and African American Studies Program invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in African / African American Studies (at assistant, associate, or full professor) commencing September 1, 2016. A demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduate students is expected. The successful candidate will energize and help to expand the African and African American Studies Program, an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary study of the cultures and peoples of Africa and the African diaspora. The candidate will support the development of curriculum and courses in their area of expertise. They will be expected to conduct scholarly research as well as teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Experience mentoring and/or advising students with diverse backgrounds is a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should possess a doctorate in Black Studies, African American, Afro-American, Africana, Pan-African and/or African Diaspora, Africology or a Doctorate in a relevant field and have demonstrated potential for research and publication. In extraordinary cases, as determined by the University, a terminal degree may not be required.

HOW TO APPLY: For full consideration, applicants should send a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, research background, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e ‐ mail addresses of three references via our online application. For specific application requirements, please refer to NJCU website at: http://www.njcu.edu/hr/employment/ Electronic submissions via website are welcome. 

  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by February 15, 2016 are guaranteed full consideration. 

New York City College of Technology, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American Studies (spec. Visual Arts of Africana World)Edit

Job ID: 11555

Regular/Temporary: Regular

New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (CUNY), a comprehensive college of 17,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees, invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American Studies at the Assistant Professor level, to begin during the 2015-2016 academic year.

African American Studies is an interdisciplinary department that includes creative expressions, literature, social sciences, and history. The position requires a commitment to teaching, scholarly research resulting in publications and presentations, sustained service to the department and college, and academic advisement. The candidate hired will be expected to participate actively in College/University-wide initiatives and function collaboratively in department level efforts, playing an active role in the creation/development/assessment of department curricula.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, in African American Studies, Art History, and/or Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on art. The department seeks candidates with teaching experience in visual arts from the Africana world at the college level. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary approaches to instruction and research interests in the visual arts of the Africana world. The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and present lectures for undergraduate courses, such as Introduction to African Art, African American and Caribbean Art, and Art & Architecture of Africa. Facility in using digital tools is expected.

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

HOW TO APPLY: 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 or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

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

  • CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes may begin November 27, 2014.
  • Also posted at Art History 2015-2016

New York City College of Technology, CUNY (NY) - TT Asst. Professor, African American Studies (spec. African History)Edit

Job ID: 11710

New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York (CUNY), a comprehensive college of 17,000 students in downtown Brooklyn, offering associate and baccalaureate degrees, invites applications for a tenure-track position in African American Studies at the Assistant Professor level, to begin during the 2015-2016 academic year.

African American Studies is an interdisciplinary department that includes creative expressions, literature, social sciences, and history. The position requires a commitment to teaching, scholarly research resulting in publications and presentations, sustained service to the department and college, and academic advisement. The candidate hired will be expected to participate actively in College/University-wide initiatives and function collaboratively in department level efforts, playing an active role in the creation/development/assessment of department curricula.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment, in African American Studies, African Studies, History, and/or Sociology. The department seeks candidates with teaching experience in African history and the social sciences at the college level. Preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary approaches to instruction and research interests on the continent of Africa. The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and present lectures for undergraduate courses, such as African Government, Early African History, Modern African History, Sociology of Urban Poverty, and African Philosophy & Religion. Facility in using digital tools is expected.

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

HOW TO APPLY: 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 or Title. Select "Apply Now" and provide the requested information.

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

  • CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes may begin 11/27/14.

Northwestern University (IL) - Islam in African SocietiesEdit

Northwestern University’s Program of African Studies invites applications for a tenured appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor in the study of Islam in African societies. The appointment will be contingent upon a successful tenure review by the University. The appointment will be made in a home department in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences (including but not limited to Anthropology, Art History, English, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology) and will be associated with the interdisciplinary Program of African Studies. Candidates should have an active research agenda involving the role of Islam in African societies, a record of excellence in teaching, and the ability to engage across disciplines and provide leadership for interdisciplinary collaboration.

We anticipate that the successful candidate will play a major role in Northwestern’s Institute for the Study of Islamic Thought in Africa (ISITA) (http://www.isita.northwestern.edu/), including facilitating collaborative, multi-disciplinary research; initiating grant proposals for external funding; organizing conferences, speaker series, or similar academic events; collaborating on the development of curriculum; and developing and sustaining strategic partnerships with institutions in Africa.

  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Finalists will be asked to submit a separate statement articulating a programmatic vision for advancing the study of Islam and Africa at Northwestern over the next five years.

Occidental College (CA) - Associate Professor - African American StudiesEdit

The Department of American Studies at Occidental College invites applications for a regular tenure-track position in African American studies, appointment to be made at the Associate Professor rank. Specific areas of research and methodological approach are open, although the successful candidate will have a broad, deeply historical understanding of the African American experience and its significance. S/he should be an emerging or established national scholar and a committed undergraduate teacher, able to energize and lead African American studies in the American Studies program and to contribute to Occidental’s broad institutional goals of “excellence and equity” and the nurture of a diverse community. The teaching load is five courses annually, ranging from introductory first-year seminars to research experiences for advanced majors.

Occidental College is a private four-year liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California. Its institutional mission is “to provide a gifted and diverse group of students with a total educational experience of the highest quality, one that prepares them for leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and pluralistic world.” Occidental encourages interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, the mentoring of significant undergraduate research, and pedagogical innovation, with a strong emphasis on community engagement. Occidental is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please submit: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy including how you will support and enhance the College’s goal of building a strong educational environment in classrooms that are ethnically, socio-economically, and culturally diverse; (3) a statement of your scholarly/professional activity, including how students may participate in or benefit from your research; (4) three letters of recommendation, at least one attesting to teaching ability; (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (evaluations or other data if available); (6) a sample of your scholarly work; and (7) a current curriculum vitae.

  • All materials are due by November 2, 2015. They should be sent as Word or PDF files to Professor John Swift, Search Committee Chair, at americanstudiessearch@oxy.edu. Inquiries concerning the position may also be directed to Professor Swift at this address.

Ohio University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor - African American Studies  - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The department of African American Studies at Ohio University seeks applications for a group I tenure-track position in the field of Political Economy. The successful candidate will teach courses in African American political thought, history of black political economy, as well as courses that contribute to the Colleges general education requirements. We seek applications from individuals with interests and expertise in areas such as African American political institutions and systems, development and political economy, and social movements. The typical teaching load for group I faculty is a 3-2 workload.

All applications must include the following materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, a statement on the candidates teaching interest and approaches; a statement on the candidates research agenda for scholarship and interests; three letters of reference, and complete sets of teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. To apply, please complete the online application located at http://www.ohiouniversityjobs.com/postings/15509.

  • Applicant review will begin November 16, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • SKYPE INTERVIEWS held - January 4-6
  • CAMPUS INTERVIEW invitiations sent - 1/11 - 1/16
  • CAMPUS INTERVIEWS held 2/2-2/9

Pace University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor, Department of Women's and Gender StudiesEdit

  • The Department of Women's & Gender Studies within the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences of Pace University invites applications for an anticipated faculty position at the Assistant Professor level (tenure track) to begin September 2016. The position is located at the University's New York City campus in lower Manhattan. While the successful candidate will be officially appointed to the Department of Women's & Gender Studies, s/he will be expected to teach courses in both WGS and Political Science with a focus on critical race studies.
  • Applicants should have had graduate training in both WGS and Political Science, with a preference for those who have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent in WGS and to those whose interests engage questions linked to community-based activism, advocacy organizations, and/or social justice issues. We seek applicants whose research and teaching expertise encompasses gender, critical race and ethnicity studies, and urban politics (particularly electoral politics and public policy) in the U.S. context.
  • Candidates will be expected to pursue a research agenda and develop courses that address questions of race and racial politics within a gendered context; issues in metropolitan politics and government; oppression, resistance, and political empowerment; and political campaigns and elections within an urban context. A demonstrated ability to obtain external grant support is highly desirable. Course assignments may include Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies; Gender, Race, and Class; advanced courses in critical race theory; American Government and Institutions, particularly at the state or local level; and urban politics.
  • Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and statements describing the candidate's research program and teaching philosophy. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; applications received by December 1, 2015 are guaranteed full consideration. Material should be sent in a single PDF file to PaceWGS15@pace.edu.

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in African American Studies, Communication Arts & Sciences, and/or Political ScienceEdit

The College of the Liberal Arts at The Pennsylvania State University seeks an assistant or associate professor who will be appointed as tenure-track faculty in African American Studies, Communication Arts & Sciences, and/or Political Science. To advance the missions of these departments and the interdisciplinary mission of the McCourtney Institute for Democracy (http://democracyinstitute.la.psu.edu), applicants should demonstrate scholarly and teaching excellence at the intersection of diversity, U.S. politics, and political communication, broadly construed. Examples of research emphases could include: how race and cultural differences shape public institutions; how political institutions or communication influence African American identity or participation; the interplay of policy-making, justice, and inequality in a democratic society; the challenges and promises of multicultural political deliberation in face-to-face or online settings; etc. Faculty positions at Penn State involve substantial research support, and junior positions offer significant release time. Candidates should have a record of publication in high-quality venues, external funding, and quality teaching credentials. Candidates must have their Ph.D. in hand by appointment date.

Applicants should submit a cover letter explaining their research and teaching experience, a current CV, samples of scholarly writing, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information for three scholarly references at https://psu.jobs/job/59625. Candidates interested in the position may contact any of the three search co-chairs—Keith Gilyard in African American Studies (rkg3@psu.edu), Eric Plutzer in Political Science (exp12@psu.edu), and Kirt Wilson in Communication Arts & Sciences (khw2@psu.edu).

  • Application review will begin on September 30, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position is August, 2016.

Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Head, Department of African American StudiesEdit

The Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts, invites applications and nominations for the position of Head of the Department of African American Studies. The position is to be filled at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor, effective July 1, 2016. Applicants should have scholarly credentials commensurate with a senior appointment at a major research university, demonstrate administrative experience or evidence of administrative potential, have the ability to manage the on-going grant and development activities of the department, and the flexibility to lead a multi-disciplinary unit with existing and potential partnerships with multiple graduate programs across the college. The Dean is prepared to make investments commensurate with maintaining and improving the department`s national and international reputation. Applicants may have joint appointments in other academic units of the university as appropriate. The Department of African American Studies offers a B.A. in African American Studies and a Dual Title Ph.D. in African American and Diaspora Studies in conjunction with doctoral programs in Art Education, English, and History. Its faculty are drawn from the humanities and social sciences. For more information about our department, please visit our website at http://afam.la.psu.edu/.

  • Interested parties should submit a formal letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references at https://psu.jobs/job/59733. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions about the search should be directed to Professor Paul Clark, Chair, Search Committee at pfc2@psu.edu.
  • [Posted to MLA JIL 09/25/15]

San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Position - Africana Studies and LiteratureEdit

Campus Employment Homepage: http://www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/Employment_HRMS/employment/jobs.html

Description: The department seeks individuals with a strong background In Africana Studies and Literature. Strong preference will be given to candidates who also have a specialization in Africana-centered Black womanist/masculinity theory.

The Department of Africana Studies was the first department of Black Studies in the country and is situated in the first and only College of Ethnic Studies in the country. The mission of Africana Studies is to advance academic excellence, social responsibility and cultural grounding. Africana Studies focuses on the study of people of African descent from a core paradigm that seeks human liberation. As a discipline, Africana Studies draws its philosophical and intellectual foundation from African culture. The discipline of Africana Studies is concerned with investigating the thought and practice of Africana identified people using theories, concepts, and perspectives that emerge from the unique heritage, and contemporary experiences of people of African descent.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Africana Studies or Literature with a focus on African Americans at time of hire. Preference is given to candidates who also have a specialization in Africana-centered Black womanist/ masculinity theory. Candidates should have an active record of scholarship in Africana literature. Candidates are preferred who have relevant reaching and research experience.

We seek applicants who have: an ability to work cooperatively, commitment to engaged pedagogy in a faculty learning community, evidence of interpersonal skills and collegiality, demonstrated interest in and vision for the future of Africana Studies, which applies scholarship to the needs of Africana communities.

Responsibilities: The position requires teaching, mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students in Africana Studies, and introducing new courses aligned with the applicants expertise, the department's core curriculum, general education, and service courses. The candidate will be responsible for developing an active ongoing scholarship program in the area of her or his specialty. The position will involve ongoing committee and service assignments, including working with Department, College, and University Committees, advising students and working with student-oriented programs.

Rank and salary: Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process: Submit a letter of intent in addition to the following items: graduate transcript, verification of degree or anticipated date of completion,, curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, description of teaching, syllabi and research interests in Africana/Black literature that demonstrate an Africana-centered approach to Black Womanist/Black masculinity studies, three letters of reference. Please send application materials to Dr. Serie McDougal-Search Chair via email to afrs@sfsu.edu with the subject heading, Africana/Black literature Position or via mail:

ATTN: Africana/Black Literature Position, Dr. Serie McDougal--Search Chair, San Francisco State University, Department of Africana Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, 1600 Holloway Ave, Room E/P 103, San Francisco, CA 94132.

  • Review of applications will begin December 7, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Position - Africana Studies and PsychologyEdit

Campus Employment Homepage: http://www.sfsu.edu/~hrwww/Employment_HRMS/employment/jobs.html

The department seeks individuals with a strong background In Africana Studies and Psychology. Preference will be given to candidates who also have a specialization in Africana-centered Black womanist/masculinity theory.

The Department of Africana Studies was the first department of Black Studies in the country and is situated in the first and only College of Ethnic Studies in the country. The mission of Africana Studies is to advance academic excellence, social responsibility and cultural grounding. Africana Studies focuses on the study of people of African descent from a core paradigm that seeks human liberation. As a discipline, Africana Studies draws its philosophical and intellectual foundation from African culture. The discipline of Africana Studies is concerned with investigating the thought and practice of Africana identified people using theories, concepts, and perspectives that emerge from the unique heritage, and contemporary experiences of people of African descent.

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Africana Studies or Psychology with a focus on African Americans at time of hire. Preference is given to candidates who also have a specialization in Africana-centered Black womanist/ masculinity theory. Candidates should have an active record of scholarship in Africana psychology. Candidates are preferred who have relevant reaching and research experience.

We seek applicants who have: an ability to work cooperatively, commitment to engaged pedagogy in a faculty learning community, evidence of interpersonal skills and collegiality, demonstrated interest in and vision for the future of Africana Studies, which applies scholarship to the needs of Africana communities.

Responsibilities: The position requires teaching, mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate students in Africana Studies, and introducing new courses aligned with the applicants expertise, the department's core curriculum, general education, and service courses. The candidate will be responsible for developing an active ongoing scholarship program in the area of her or his specialty. The position will involve ongoing committee and service assignments, including working with Department, College, and University Committees, advising students and working with student-oriented programs.

Rank and salary: Assistant or Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Application process: Submit a letter of intent in addition to the following items: graduate transcript, verification of degree or anticipated date of completion,curriculum vitae, samples of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, description of teaching, syllabi and research interests in Africana/Black psychology that demonstrate an Africana-centered approach to Black Womanist/Black masculinity studies, three letters of reference. Please send application materials to Dr. Serie McDougal-Search Chair via email to afrs@sfsu.edu with the subject heading, Africana/Black psychology Position or via mail:

ATTN: Africana/Black Psychology Position, Dr. Serie McDougal--Search Chair, San Francisco State University, Department of Africana Studies, College of Ethnic Studies, 1600 Holloway Ave, Room E/P 103, San Francisco, CA 94132.

  • Review of applications will begin December 7, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.

Scripps College (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Africana Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Claremont Colleges invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Africana Studies. While the area of specialization is open, the department has a strong preference for hiring an individual who can offer a course on Africana political theory. Five courses annually will be the teaching load for this appointment. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a two-semester introductory course (survey+ methods), the Senior Seminar, and additional courses in the candidate's field of expertise. He or she will be expected to work collaboratively in an intercollegiate and interdisciplinary setting.

A Ph.D. by the time of appointment is required and teaching experience is highly desirable. The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and teaching, as well as the promise of a productive research program. Send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi, a brief description of your research, reprints, and three letters of reference to: Professor Sheila Walker, Chair Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies The Claremont Colleges 647 N. College Way Claremont, CA 91711

For questions, please contact: AfricanaStudiesSearch@scrippscollege.edu

The appointment for this position will be to the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies and to Scripps College.

Participation in the Scripps College Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected.

Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the College’s goal of improving higher education for underrepresented students.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The Claremont Colleges consortium is located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, The Claremont Colleges actively encourage applications from women and members of historically underrepresented groups.
  • Campus visits scheduled [posted 12/5]

Spelman College (GA) - TT Assistant Professor of Women’s Studies/Black Queer StudiesEdit

Spelman College seeks teacher/scholars dedicated to excellence in teaching and to the continued enhancement of the academic environment for students and colleagues. Founded in 1881, Spelman College is a private four-year liberal arts college located in Atlanta, GA. The oldest historically Black college for women in the United States, Spelman is a member of the Atlanta University Center Consortium and Atlanta Regional Consortium for Higher Education. All tenure-track candidates are expected to have a demonstrated interest in liberal arts and sciences education, contribute effectively to undergraduate teaching, assist in curriculum development, provide service to the department and College, as well as be active in scholarly, creative, and/or research productivity appropriate to a liberal arts environment.

The Women’s Research and Resource Center invites applications for a tenure-track position with a focus on Black Sexuality/Queer Studies, at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2016, job code TF0706 . The first historically Black college to offer an undergraduate degree in Comparative Women’s Studies, the curriculum is unique in its focus on women of African descent and black feminist thought, women’s activism studies, film analysis, and digital media production focusing on women’s experiences. The Center has a broad mission which relates to women’s issues and advocacy.

Responsibilities: Candidates will teach introductory Women’s Studies courses, and upper division courses in Black queer theory and sexuality, as well as other substantive areas; advise students, contribute to the Center, program, College, and the broader community. Applicants with teaching and research commitments which address the intersectionality of sexuality with race, class, gender and religion, nationality, and culture globally are highly desirable. The ideal candidate will have an interest in grant writing, as well as the potential for successful research and publication.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Qualifications: Ph.D. or a graduate certificate in Women’s Studies and /or have expertise within a specific disciplinary area within the social sciences or humanities, such as English, Sociology/Anthropology, or an interdisciplinary area such as Cultural Studies, Gay and Lesbian Studies, or Black Queer Studies.

  • Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until December 15, 2015.
  • To apply for this position , please upload: a letter of interest, including job code, which identifies the position sought; curriculum vitae (with contact information); a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; statement of scholarly, creative or research interests. Copies of official undergraduate and graduate transcripts are required. Names and email addresses of three referees should be provided. Address questions to: provostoffice@spelman.edu .
  • Click here to submit an electronic application with required attachments

SUNY New Paltz (NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Black StudiesEdit

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Black Studies Budget Title: Assistant Professor

Local Title: Assistant Professor of Black Studies

Posting Date: December 9, 2015

Duties: The Department of Black Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Black Studies beginning in fall 2016. The primary responsibility will be to teach courses within the Department of Black Studies including core courses such as introduction to Black Studies, courses on race and racism, basic Black history courses and senior seminar. The teaching load is typically three courses per semester. The Department is open as to the field of interest; however those with specialties in the areas of Black Women’s Studies, History, Afro-Latin America, Literature, Cultural Studies and Africa are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will also be expected to demonstrate and maintain a strong scholarly agenda, to advise students and to contribute to the life and work of the department and the college.

Qualifications: • Ph.D. in Black (African American, Afro-American, Africana, Pan-African and/or African Diaspora) Studies, Africology or a Ph.D. in a relevant field with a concentration in African, African American, Afro-Caribbean and/or Afro-Latino/a interests required; exceptional ABD candidates with a firm completion date will be considered. • Post- secondary teaching experience highly desired • Experience mentoring and/or advising students with diverse backgrounds is a plus.

Contact Information: Electronic submission required. Candidates will be required to submit letter of application, CV, a writing sample, a statement of teaching philosophy, course syllabi, a summary of student evaluation or other evidence of excellence in teaching, if possible, and three letters of recommendation. Professional references provided by applicant will receive an email with link to upload reference letters. To apply, please visit https://jobs.newpaltz.edu Individuals with disabilities that need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.</p> Other important information about this vacancy: The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity or protected veteran status. Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply.

Web Site: https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/

The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer

  • Deadline: Review of applications will begin Feb 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

University of California at Santa Barbara (CA) - Full Prof. / Chair of Black StudiesEdit

The University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) invites applications for Chair of the Department of Black Studies in the College of Letters and Sciences. The appointment will be made at the rank of Full Professor. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2016.

Consistent with UCSB's membership in the American Association of Universities, the successful candidate must have a nationally impactful research and publication record. Qualified applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Black Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Environmental Studies, or a related discipline. The Department is especially interested in candidates from the social sciences, but welcomes applicants from outside of social science fields. Additionally, successful candidates must have a proven track record or a strong interest in departmental administration and program development, as well as a willingness to develop new initiatives while maintaining current departmental research and teaching strengths. Candidates must also demonstrate a record of outstanding teaching and by extension, have a commitment to undergraduate education. The department welcomes candidates interested in expanding the department's recently approved Doctoral Emphasis Certificate Program. The Chair position is subject to renewal on a three-year basis, pending review of the candidate's performance. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include research funding, medical and dental benefits, housing benefits and incoming travel allowance for the eligible appointee.

  • Applicants must apply online at: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00491. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2015 and continue until the post is filled. Potential candidates are advised to submit their applications early for consideration.

University of Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - African StudiesEdit

The Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in African studies. The search is open with respect to subject and approach in the disciplines of anthropology, history, political science, and sociology and related interdisciplinary programs. Appointment will be in the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Comparative Human Development, the Department of History, the Department of Political Science, or the Department of Sociology, as appropriate.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015; early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted online through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, http://tinyurl.com/nacpupk.

University of Florida (FL) - TT Assistant Professor in Race and Gender/Sexuality (Joint Appt. in Af-Am Studies)Edit

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Race and Gender/Sexuality: The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position shared between the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research (tenure home) and the African American Studies Program. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching in the areas of race and gender and/or race and sexuality. Disciplinary backgrounds may include, but are not restricted to African American studies, anthropology, Caribbean studies, criminal justice, diaspora studies, economics, ethnic studies, history, literature and culture, media studies, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban studies, or women's studies. The candidate is expected to contribute enthusiastically to the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service mission of both units by maintaining a productive program of scholarship, supervising undergraduate and graduate students, teaching core and high-demand undergraduate and graduate courses, and engaging actively in governance and program building.

Both units are committed to creating an environment that affirms diversity across a variety of dimensions, including ability, class, ethnicity/race, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation. We particularly welcome applicants who can contribute to such an environment through their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and professional service. The university and greater Gainesville community enjoy a diversity of culture, music, restaurants, year-round outdoor recreational activity, and social opportunities, including organizations that support the interests of people from varied backgrounds.

More information about the African American Studies Program can be found at: http://afam.clas.ufl.edu . More information about the Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research can be found at: http://web.wst.ufl.edu/

Applications must be submitted on-line at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/495031?lApplicationSubSourceID=

Applications must include the following: (1) a letter of application describing experiences and qualifications related to this position, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness. Candidates must also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be emailed to: cwsgr.afam.search@clas.ufl.edu .

  • For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 30, 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; in any case, the position will remain open until filled. The start date for this position is August 16, 2016. Salary is commensurate with qualifications. Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand at the time of hiring. Questions may be directed to Dr. Trysh Travis, Search Committee Chair: ttravis@ufl.edu .

University of Michigan (MI) - Open Rank Joint Appt. - Psychology and Afroamerican and African StudiesEdit

The Department of Psychology and the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies (DAAS) at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, invite applications for a joint faculty position (Assistant, Associate or Full Professor). This is a tenure-track university year appointment. The expected start date is September 1, 2016. The specific area of research interest is open. Research themes of particular interest include the following: (a) ethnic and racial identity, (b) predictors and outcomes associated with racial stereotypes and discrimination, (c) the cultural bases of behavior and mental health, and (d) how biomedical, psychological, cultural, and other environmental factors interact to produce ethnic disparities in health. New laboratory space and generous start-up packages are available.

Please submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and evidence of teaching excellence (if any). Junior applicants should also request at least three letters of recommendation from referees. Senior candidates should send names of suggested reviewers.

University of Missouri (MO) - TT Asst. Professor - Black Studies/Women's and Gender StudiesEdit

  • The ideal candidate will have a geographic focus in the African Diaspora or Continental Africa that directly engages intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality and cultural difference.
  • Preference will be given to scholars with demonstrated specializations in Black Queer Sexuality Studies, Critical Race theories, Contemporary Cultural Studies and/or Hip Hop. The successful applicant will be expected to teach courses in her or his area of expertise as well as core undergraduate and graduate courses in Black Women's Studies.
  • As faculty with a joint appointment in two interdisciplinary departments, the strong candidate will have an excellent record of research and teaching in the intersections of race, gender, sexuality and class in relation to women of African descent.
  • Responsibilities include an active research agenda leading to publications and 2/2 undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to offer core courses in the Black Studies and WGST along with advanced courses reflecting his/her areas of interest.
  • Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in a field that deals with Black Studies, critical race, sexuality, gender, black masculinity, feminism/masculinity/womanism, cultural studies, or related cognate field by August 2016. Teaching experience and record of publication are highly desirable.
  • Application Materials: Please apply online. Submit a research statement, teaching statement, and publications (up to 100 pages), if applicable, in the “Attachments” portion of the online application system. Merge your CV with a cover letter and upload the document in the "Resume/CV" section of the application. On the CV, list names and contact information of three referees.
  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin December 15, 2015, and continue until position is filled.
  • Video interview requested (1/10)

University of Missouri (MO) - TT Asst. Professor - Black/Africana PsychologyEdit

Responsibilities include an active research agenda leading to publications and 2/2 undergraduate and graduate teaching. The successful applicant will be expected to offer core courses in the Black Studies curriculum along with advanced courses reflecting his/her areas of interest. Applicants who specialize in the intersections between psychology and identity, critical race theory, culture, criminal justice, gender, and/or politics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Opportunities exist for interactions and collaboration with other MU departments and multidisciplinary programs, including Psychology, Educational Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, English, History, International Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies.

Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in Psychology (with a focus on African American and/or African Diaspora Studies) or Educational Psychology by August 2016. Teaching experience and record of publication are highly desirable.

Application Materials: Please apply online. Submit a research statement, teaching statement, and publications (up to 100 pages), if applicable, in the “Attachments” portion of the online application system. Merge your CV with a cover letter and upload the document in the "Resume/CV" section of the application. On the CV, list names and contact information of three referees.

  • Review of applications will begin December 15, 2015, and continue until position is filled.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of African, African American, and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin July 1, 2016. We are seeking an innovative, engaged social scientist whose research and teaching interests focus on the African diaspora in South America, Central America or the Caribbean, particularly the Hispanophone Caribbean. Specific area of research and teaching specialization is open, but should complement and expand current faculty strengths. We are especially interested in scholars whose work engages with one or more of the following areas: race, political economy, gender, sexuality, religion, social movements, and the environment. Faculty members in the department teach four undergraduate courses per academic year (2-2): three in the faculty member's area of expertise and one introductory course in African American and Diaspora Studies.

  • Requests sent to letter writers for letters of recommendation (11/25)
  • Request to schedule phone interview (12/10)
  • Campus visits scheduled (1/8)

University of North Carolina - Charlotte (NC) - Asst. Professor - Latin America (Social Sciences) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor who studies Latin America in any social science discipline.
  • A successful candidate must use quantitative methodology.
  • The tenure home will be in a disciplinary department: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Geography & Earth Sciences, Political Science & Public Administration, or Sociology.
  • Required qualifications are: 1) a Ph.D. in any social science discipline; 2) expertise in quantitative methods; and 3) a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • We seek a scholar who will contribute to the interdisciplinary Latin American Studies program at both the undergraduate and graduate (M.A.) levels.
  • The successful candidate will assume a 2-2 teaching load.
  • Applications must be submitted electronically to https://jobs.uncc.edu. Please attach the following documents with your electronic application: (1) letter of application outlining your scholarly interests and agenda, including teaching experience, related to the qualifications outlined above (2) curriculum vitae (3) a copy of graduate transcript (4) one sample of professional writing, and (5) the names and contact information for three references.
  • Questions may be directed to Professor Gregory Weeks, LTAM Search Committee Chair, gbweeks@uncc.edu.
  • Review of applications will begin January 4, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 2/8 Skype interviews are under way
  • 2/16 Campus visits have been scheduled

University of Pittsburgh (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - Africana LiteratureEdit

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a faculty position in Africana Literature at the level of Assistant Professor, subject to budgetary approval. This position, which is tenure stream, would begin with the Fall Term 2016. A PhD in Africana Studies is preferred. Especially valued are scholars with a specialization in Africana literary aesthetics with multidimensional grounding in cultural, historical, and socio-political orientations in Africana scholarship and research methodology. Responsibilities will include the teaching of Introduction to Africana Studies, other courses in the existing curriculum, and courses in the candidates area of specialization. Please include in your completed package; a cover letter, curriculum vitae, official graduate transcripts, a sample of publications, and three letters of recommendation. Applicants can apply online at: https://facultysearch.as.pitt.edu/apply/index/MTA0. For each reference, you will have the opportunity to input a personal email address or an email address generated through Interfolios Online Application Delivery. In both cases, an email notification will be sent to the designated address with instructions about uploading the letters to our system. In order to ensure full consideration, completed applications must be received by October 1, 2015.

University of Washington (WA) - TT Asst Professor - American Ethnic Studies - African American History and Culture - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR. The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the area of African American Studies, with an emphasis in African American History and Culture. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in African American Studies, or in Ethnic Studies with an emphasis on Black studies; however, we also welcome applicants with degrees in other disciplines in the social sciences, including history, anthropology, sociology or political science.

Applicants must have the Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, by the start of appointment and will be expected to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching and independent research. Candidates must have demonstrated competence in theoretical and comparative study and practices in the fields of African American and interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies, as well as the ability to relate the study of African American issues to other U.S.-based ethnic groups. We are seeking candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship, with an active, theoretically-based research agenda. The successful candidate will teach comparative and ethnic-specific courses at both the introductory and advanced levels. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

The Department of American Ethnic Studies has 12 full-time faculty members in diverse disciplinary fields (anthropology, history, cultural studies, ethnic studies, language, literature, and sociology), as well as affiliations with faculty in other departments and programs, and is currently planning the development of a graduate program. Therefore, academic experience interacting with and mentoring students of underrepresented groups, facility with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives, engagement with innovative research methodologies, and interest in developing and implementing interdisciplinary and multicultural curricula are strongly valued.

  • Send letter of application indicating research and teaching interests, CV, and three letters of recommendation to Prof. Juan Guerra, Chair, Department of American Ethnic Studies, Box 354380, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-4380. Priority will be given to applications received before November 1, 2015. Appointment to begin September 16, 2016.
  • Any updates? (12/1)
  • Additional Materials Requested via Email (11/24) 
  • Does anyone know if they have moved to the next stage? Phone or Skype interviews? (as of Dec. 30)?
  • the department's online schedule shows that job talks are going on now, mid-January

University of Washington, Seattle (WA) - Assistant Professor in Black, African-American or African Diaspora Feminist Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  •  The Department of Gender, Women, & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Assistant Professor in Black, African-American or African Diaspora Feminist Studies. The position will begin in the Fall Quarter, 2016.
  • Applicants should have the Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, by the start of appointment and will be expected to conduct independent research and to participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching.
  • Applicants must have expertise in Black, African-American or African Diaspora Feminist Studies with thematic foci in one or more of the following areas: (i) Health (including Genetics, Bioscience, Reproduction, History of Medicine, Disability) (ii) Science and Technology Studies (including Environmental Studies, Animal Studies, New Materialisms) (iii) Queer, Trans* and Sexuality Studies (iv) Political Economy (including Inequality, Poverty, Labor, Financial Systems).
  • Requirements: Ph.D in Gender Studies, Women's Studies, Feminist Studies OR a related social sciences or humanities field with an emphasis in feminist studies and/or feminist theory is required.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with degrees or certificates in Gender, Women's or Feminist Studies. Candidates should demonstrate the potential for developing exciting scholarly projects in their area of expertise and an excellent publications record and provide evidence of their commitments to feminist pedagogy and teaching.
  • Application packet should include cover letter, sample of scholarly research (no more than 40 pages long), c.v., statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi for one graduate and one undergraduate course in area of specialization, and names of three referees.
  • Deadline for submitting application: October 15, 2015. Send materials to: Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/31394)

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Director of the African and African American Studies ProgramEdit

The School of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a dynamic, senior scholar to lead African and African American Studies and develop the future planning and direction for the program. The qualified candidate will have significant prior teaching experience with both graduates and undergraduates and a distinguished record of research and publishing required for a tenured position as a full professor. (Applicants at the advanced associate professorship level for whom the rank of full is imminent will also be considered.) Moreover, the successful candidate must have demonstrable administrative and leadership ability. A PhD in a related humanities or social science discipline with a principal focus on some aspect or region of the African Diaspora is required.

The duties of director include development and implementation of academic and scholarly activities for the program, responsibility for financial planning and budgets, and the administrative supervision of the faculty, staff, and students in the program. In addition, the director will formulate a strategic vision for African and African American Studies with input from colleagues and stakeholders across the university. As this program has had a long standing commitment to St. Louis, it is expected that the director will engage himself or herself and the program in the civic life of the community beyond the walls of the university. The director reports to the dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences for the term of the directorship. As a professor, regular duties will include teaching, advising students, research and writing for publication, departmental governance, and university service.

Application materials should include the most recent version of the applicant’s curriculum vitae and a formal letter of interest which would list three references. Materials can be sent to Janary Stanton, Administrative Assistant of the African and African American Studies Program, at jstanton@wustl.edu. Or material can be mailed to: Search Committee, c/o Janary Stanton, African and African American Studies Program, Campus Box 1109, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130

  • Full consideration and priority will be given to application materials received by November 15, 2015, but materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Wesleyan University (CT) - Open Rank - African American Studies - OFFERS MADEEdit

The African American Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenured or tenure-track appointment in the program beginning July 1, 2016. This is an open-rank search. We especially seek candidates with research and teaching expertise in the social sciences, history, politics and comparative politics, social policy, sociology, and social or political theory with specific focus on the African American experience. We welcome applicants with a Ph.D. in African American Studies, History, Political Science, or Sociology and applicants who have a Ph.D. in other social science fields in which they have a demonstrated record of emphasis on African American topics. The teaching load is two courses per semester with an expectation of advising and supervision of independent studies and honors theses. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

  • To apply, visit http://careers.wesleyan.edu/postings/4985. Include cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of current research, and documentation of teaching experience, including course syllabi and student evaluations. As part of the teaching statement, we invite you to describe your cultural competencies and experiences engaging a diverse student body. We also require the email addresses for three referees so that we may obtain confidential letters of recommendation from them. Applications received by September 15, 2015 will be given full consideration. Please contact Camille Martin (csmartin@wesleyan.edu) if you have questions about the application process.
  • First round Skype interviews held mid-October; supposed to notify of campus visits by mid-November; anyone heard anything yet?
  • Offers made. [Dec. 9, 2015]

Western Kentucky University (KY) - TT Asst. Professor - African Diaspora Lit. (19-20th c. African American Lit.)Edit

The African American Studies Program in the Department of Diversity and Community Studies at Western Kentucky University seeks applications for a tenure track appointment at the Assistant Professor level in African Diaspora literatures, with specialization in nineteenth and twentieth century African American literature and popular culture. The successful candidate will teach core courses within the African American Studies Program, as well as other courses offered by the department, as needed. Instruction and scholarship in women and gender studies is a plus, as is experience with teaching online, curriculum development, and/or event programming. The candidate must demonstrate a promising research agenda and exhibit a strong commitment to interdisciplinary studies.

Requirements: Located in the Department of Diversity and Community Studies, the Program offers a minor in African American Studies and teaches several general education courses each semester. We are seeking a scholar whose active research agenda contributes to new developments in the interdisciplinary nature of African American Studies. Evidence of scholarship required. Candidate must have an earned doctorate in African American Studies, Africana Studies, or related disciplines.

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

Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY (NY) - TT Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor - Asian and Asian American StudiesEdit

The Center for Ethnic Studies at the Borough of Manhattan Community College invites applications for a tenure track professorship in Asian and Asian American Studies. We are seeking a specialist whose research focuses on present day Asian societies or in Asian societies in the Americas. Preferred foci are history, migration, transnationalism, race and ethnicity. Preference will be given to those whose research examines the peoples of East and South Asia and Asian Americans.

Applicants should have an active record of research and publication, demonstrated excellence in teaching, and the ability to teach and design interdisciplinary courses.

DUTIES: Teach a range of courses in Asian Studies and Asian American Studies. Active participation in department and college activities such as curriculum development, grant writing, assessment, faculty development, and mentoring student projects required. QUALIFICATIONS" Candidates must hold a PhD in one of the fields appropriate to Asian and Asian American Studies, or American Studies. For associate professor, the candidate must have a record of significant achievement in the field.

Interest in instructional technology is an asset. Fluency in English is required. Language skills in Mandarin, Cantonese, Arabic, Hindi or Urdu, are an asset. Knowledge of other languages such as Portuguese, Spanish, or French will be taken into account. HOW TO APPLY: Access CUNYFirst portal. To avoid any problems when submitting your documents. We ask that you access this site through Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and Cover Letter

  • CLOSING DATE: January 6, 2016.

California State University Fresno (CA) - Asst. Professor - Anthropology/Asian American - Deadline: 15 Nov. 2015Edit

We seek a faculty member with expertise in the Asian American communities of the United States. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and offer courses in Asian American Studies, Cultural Anthropology and general education. Candidate must possess knowledge and research experience in one or more of the diverse Asian American communities, and the ability to build on and expand the existing Asian American Studies program. Preference will be given to candidates with teaching experience, an applied/practicing orientation, a research focus on Gender, Globalization, Immigration or Diaspora Studies, and a willingness to pursue research and involvement with the Central Valley’s Asian American communities.

Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a closely-related social science discipline from an accredited institution is required; however, applicants nearing completion of the doctorate (ABD) may be considered. For appointment, the doctorate must be completed by the date of appointment (8/13/2016).

Required Experience: Candidates are required to demonstrate a record of research in one or more Asian American communities. Candidates must have experience and knowledge that would enable them to develop and offer courses in Asian American Studies, Cultural Anthropology and general education. The successful candidate will have interests and abilities required to build on and expand the existing Asian American Studies program. Candidates holding a non-Anthropology doctorate must demonstrate experience with ethnographic approaches and methods. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: We prefer a candidate with teaching experience at the university level and a record of teaching excellence. Preferred qualifications also include an applied/practicing orientation, a research focus on Gender, Globalization, Immigration or Diaspora Studies, and a willingness to pursue research and involvement with the Central Valley’s Asian American communities.

  • Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, applicants should submit all materials by Nov. 15, 2015. Applicants must complete an online application at http://jobs.csufresno.edu and attach 1) a cover letter specifically addressing qualifications and experiences noted in this announcement, and 2) a curriculum vitae. Finalists will be required to submit three current letters of recommendation and official transcripts to the search committee. Search Committee members will be present at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in Denver, Nov. 18-22, 2015, to answer questions (please contact the Search Committee Chair in advance); attendance at the meetings is not a requirement to apply.

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

Northwestern University seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Asian American Studies in the disciplines of Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, or Political Science. Areas of specialization are open but scholars in the qualitative social sciences who work on social inequality, immigration, race, global health, legal studies, and public policy are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be invested in the ongoing development of the Asian American Studies Program and hold a joint appointment with the Weinberg College department best suited to their research. Ph.D. is required by the start of the appointment on September 1, 2016. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.

  • Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests, writing sample, three letters of reference, and teaching evaluations to http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu/. The deadline to submit an application is October 1, 2015.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Asian-American Social SciencesEdit

The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites applications for a full- time tenure-track faculty position as an Assistant Professor in Asian American social sciences with particular research and teaching emphases in historical or contemporary social issues. We seek a theoretically sophisticated interdisciplinary scholar trained in traditional social science disciplines or interdisciplinary programs, such as Sociology, History, American Studies, and Ethnic Studies. Research specialization is open, but special consideration will be given to scholars whose work is grounded in transnationalism, diaspora, globalization, U.S. empire studies, and comparative studies of race, indigeneity, gender, and/or sexuality. Ph.D. required. Applicants must have a promising research agenda and a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching. Successful candidates are expected to teach effectively at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, establish and maintain an active and independent research program, and provide service to the department, the university and the profession. The anticipated starting date is August 16, 2016; the starting salary is competitive. To apply, create your candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and submit your application materials: cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references. Referees will be contacted within 2-3 days after application submission.

  • To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be submitted by October 23, 2015; letters of reference must be received no later than October 30, 2015. Early application submission is encouraged to allow time for referees to submit letters of recommendation. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI) - Asian Studies Edit

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, as part of its initiative to re-envision the study of the languages, cultures, and societies of Asia, is seeking to hire a TransAsia / transdisciplinary scholar with expertise in at least one South or Southeast Asian language, beginning August, 2016. Rank and area of specialization are open. The tenure home will reside in the newly- forming Department of Asian Studies. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate the ability to cross disciplinary and cultural borders in their research and teaching, and who have the vision and skills to build new academic programs. A tenured appointment requires a proven record of excellence in research and teaching at all levels. Salary is competitive.

Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentially. A criminal background check will be required prior to employment. UW-Madison is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose work addresses pressing issues of the day, in areas including but not limited to: digital humanities; literary, media, or cultural studies; qualitative and fieldwork-based social sciences on themes such as poverty, health, migration, human rights, and the environment; or religious studies.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by October 15, 2015.

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

Arizona State University (AZ) - TT Asst. Professor - Chicana/o & Latina/o Media & Expressive Culture -  REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL MATERIALS 1/19Edit

The School of Transborder Studies (STS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a tenure track position as Assistant Professor in Chicana/o and Latina/o Media and Expressive Culture. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a research and teaching program around transborder literature, film, media, theater/performance, and/or cultural studies, and participate in service to the institution and profession. The anticipated start date is August, 2016.

The School of Transborder Studies is an interdisciplinary research and teaching unit at ASU’s Tempe campus that focuses on the U.S./Mexico borderlands and seeks to endow students with the knowledge and skills to make transformative contributions to their communities and society in general. Visit http://sts.asu.edu/ to learn more about the School of Transborder Studies.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. with a specialization in one or more of the following: Chicana/o or Latina/o Studies, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, English, Spanish, Comparative Literature, Film and/or Critical Media Studies, Women’s, Gender, and/or Queer Studies, or any other field related to Media and Expressive Culture; Evidence of potential for excellence in research and/or creative work and teaching in Chicana/o and Latina/o Media and Expressive Culture; Record of integrating critical studies of gender, sexuality, and class within the applicant’s particular areas of study; A strong articulated interest in engaging issues of Transborder Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies in both teaching and research agendas.

Desired Qualifications: Research focus on Southwestern borderlands populations and specifically on Spanish speaking and Mexican origin populations; Ability to articulate a research/teaching agenda that integrates the geographical specificity of Arizona, the southwestern United States, and Northern Mexico, and its implications for other border regions around the world; Ability to teach and write in Spanish; Record of service to the applicant’s academic unit, university, or field of study Articulated Interest in working to develop interdisciplinary collaborative research projects; Evidence of integrating creativity into research and/or classroom contexts; Experience or demonstrated interest in using and teaching digital media like 3D Modeling, Animation, visual effects, game design, and filmmaking.

To apply, please send 1) a detailed letter of application describing how the applicant’s training and experience match both the required and desired qualifications in research, teaching, and service; 2) detailed curriculum vita, 3) the names and contact information of three individuals who will act as references. Application materials should be sent electronically as either a single Word or PDF documents to Irma Arboleda, (Arboleda@asu.edu), Assistant Director, School of Transborder Studies. Address cover letter to Associate Professor Marivel Danielson, Search Committee Chair. Questions may be sent to the committee chair at mtdaniel@asu.edu.

  • The deadline for applications is December 15, 2015. If not filled, reviews will occur weekly and thereafter until the search is closed. A background check is required for employment.

Bowling Green State University (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of Chicano/a Studies - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGE (2/1)Edit

The School of Cultural and Critical Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Chicano/a Studies to begin August 2016. The position will be a dual appointment between the School of Cultural and Critical Studies and the Department of Ethnic Studies. The School of Cultural and Critical Studies will be the tenuring unit.

We are seeking candidates with a specialization in Chicano/a Studies or Mexican- American Studies with teaching abilities complementary to the School of Cultural and Critical Studies in such areas as gender studies, cultural studies theories and methodologies, and popular culture.

Applicants must demonstrate ability to teach Chicano/a Studies undergraduate courses that are part of the Latino/a Studies Minor in the Department of Ethnic Studies. Applicants will also be required to contribute to the Ph.D. and M.A. programs in American Culture Studies.

Preference will be given to candidates who have either a transnational approach to Chicano/a Studies or a regional focus on the Midwest, and who can contribute to multiple units in the School of Cultural and Critical Studies.

Bowling Green State University's interdisciplinary School of Cultural and Critical Studies includes the departments of Ethnic Studies and Popular Culture and the programs of Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and American Culture Studies. The appointee will have the opportunity to teach and develop courses across all units of the school and to teach at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level. Additional information about the School is available at: bgsu.edu/sccs.

Earned Ph.D. in Chicano/a Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related discipline or interdisciplinary field strongly preferred; A.B.D. considered.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, an example of scholarly work, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Additionally, applicants should arrange for three confidential and current letters of recommendation to be mailed or emailed directly. Electronic applications are preferred. Applications can be submitted to ccs@bgsu.edu or mailed to: Chair, Ethnic Studies Search Committee, School of Cultural and Critical Studies, 228 Shatzel Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0214.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Transcript showing highest degree will be required of final candidates. Finalists will also be required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to offer of employment.

  • All applications must be postmarked or electronically received by December 18, 2015.

California State University, Long Beach (CA) - Assistant / Associate Professor of Chicano/a History - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Chicano/a Studies; Latino/a Studies; History; American Studies; or related fields. Teaching and research areas may center on any relevant time period; and include but are not limited to immigration; labor; gender; cultural and intellectual history; race, gender and citizenship; and/or social movements. Demonstrated potential or excellence for effective teaching at the college level, scholarship and /or creative activity leading to publication.
  • DESIRED/PREFERRED: Teaching and research exploring the varied and complex experiences of Chicanas/os and Latinos/as as shaped by the intersectionalities of time, place, race, ethnicity, gender, class, and/or sexuality. Familiarity with major debates in Chicano/a and Latino/a historiography, on topics such as borderlands; land grant disputes; colonization; political upheaval; religiosity; racialization and sexuality. Potential to teach interdisciplinary introductory and upper-division courses in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies and U.S. History.Experience in teaching Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies content courses.
  • The preferred method of application is through: Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5878
  • Review of applications to begin November 9, 2015.
  • - phone interview scheduled 

New York University (NY) - Assistant Professor of Latino Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University announces a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Latino Studies. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2016, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Candidates should have a PhD in the humanities, social science, or interdisciplinary studies. Social and Cultural Analysis is an interdisciplinary department committed to developing innovative, trans regional approaches in areas such as the study of urbanism, migration, criminalization, cultural politics, historical critique, gender and sexuality, ecology, aesthetics and expressive culture. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching will bring new strengths to Latino Studies at SCA while also complementing and enhancing the department overall. In addition to undergraduate teaching, the candidate hired will teach and advise graduate students in the American studies doctoral program.  
  • Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample of approximately 9,000 words, and three references by October 15, 2015.  
  • Application: https://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp
  • Does anyone know what happened with last year's search between Soc/Cultural analysis and Span/Port? Is this a redo of that search? (10/2)
  • This seems like a distinct search. They seem to have hired a number of postdocs, visiting professors, and lectureships throughout the last three years.
  • Skype interview (10/30)
  • Post-Skype interview rejection (11/9)
  • Plans for on campus interview mid-November and early-December

San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Associate/Assistant Professor in Latina/Latino Studies - Criminal JusticeEdit

  • San Francisco State University, Department of Latina/Latino Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Criminal Justice beginning August 2016.

The department seeks individuals with a background in criminal justice and Latino population with a specialization in criminalization of Latino youth, juvenile justice, gangs, health effects of violence, or criminalization of migrants. Latina/Latino Studies is a unique liberal arts B.A. degree program with an emphasis on equity, social justice, and community empowerment. Our program offers an opportunity to study within a multidisciplinary framework of knowledge to develop critical thinking skills, analytical and writing skills, and an area of expertise centered on Latinos in California and the United States. Our program is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and consciousness that empower students to function as effective leaders in an increasingly complex, diverse, and global society. The major prepares students for graduate and professional schools for a wide range of public and private sector employment, and for a lifetime of community commitment and involvement.

Our curriculum favors a pan-Latino and comparative approach grounded in the U.S. but sometimes following a trajectory back to Latin American countries of origin and the indigenous cultures and histories connected to Latino diasporic communities. The focus of our department is on the institutional experiences, social and national identities, cultural expressions and resistance movement of Chicano/a, Mexican, Central and South American, and Caribbean-American communities in the U.S. We emphasize gender, transnational identities, global economies, social movements, and literature of resistance across the curriculum.

The Latina/Latino Studies curriculum is grounded in our local communities. Our program is focused on commitment to community service, to civic engagement, social justice, and equity. We stress the importance of critical, socially responsible scholarship and link our classrooms to local communities and their empowerment through our own Community Service Learning Program.

  • Qualifications:
+ Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Criminal Justice, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, Public Administration or related field by July 1, 2016 from an accredited program. 
+ Candidates should have a strong research agenda in Latina/Latino community and issues. + Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of Latina/Latino Studies.
+ Candidates must have an active record of community engaged scholarship related to their specialty area. + Excellence in teaching, scholarship, and curriculum development must be demonstrated.
+ Candidates are preferred who have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body. + Candidates are preferred who have experience in multicultural settings.
+ The candidate should have interpersonal skills with the ability to work with students and other faculty in a collegial manner.
+ Candidate should have commitment to engaged pedagogy in a faculty learning community.
+ Oral and written communication skills in the English language at a level that comprehends and conveys information to and from students, colleagues, and others in an effective manner.
+ Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and capacity to continue to produce original work.
  • Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in Latina Latino Studies, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, developing an active on-going scholarship program in one's area of specialty, and on-going committee and service assignments. Depending on their expertise and experience, the possibility exists of the faculty teaching in the graduate program.

Rank and salary: Assistant/Associate Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The CSU provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

  • Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, sample of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, and description of research interests, names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date.
  • Submit all materials online to gmurguia@sfsu.edu by November 30, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
  • Any news? Does anyone know if this search was impacted by the 40% cut to COES 2016-17 budget that was recently announced? (2/23)

Texas A&M University - College Station (USA:TX) - Latina/o - Chicana/o HistoryEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship to begin September 2016
  • All applicants engaged in the study of Latinas/os throughout the Americas in any geographic, chronological, and thematic specialization will be enthusiastically considered, especially those who complement existing areas of strength
  • The successful candidate, with Ph.D. in hand or all requirements for the degree completed at the time of appointment, will maintain an ambitious, productive research agenda, teach two courses per semester, recruit and train exceptional graduate students, and participate in university and professional affairs.  
  • Please submit a letter of application, c.v., three letters of recommendation, and a short writing sample (article or chapter). Applications and/or inquiries should be sent to: Carlos K. Blanton, Chair, Latina/o-Chicana/o History Search Texas A&M University, Department of History 4236 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-4236 ckblanton@tamu.edu
  • Deadline: 1 Nov. 2015.
  • Also posted at North American History 2015-16 and Latin American History 2015-16
  • I spoke with a member of the search committee, and s/he clarified that they are only looking for individuals who study Latinos in the U.S. (9/5) 
  • Hi, I'm Carlos Blanton and I chair this search. The above post is incorrect.  I just posted a lengthier correction in the Latin American History 2015-16 section. We seek an outstanding scholar to contribute to the department's Chicano/Latino history research cluster, a designated strategic priority involving the history of Mexico, Latin America, Chicanos/Latinos in the U.S., the Iberian World, and the Southwest Borderlands.  For more on this research concentration within the department see http://history.tamu.edu/Clusters/Chicano-Latino.shtml.  If anyone is confused over this point or for whatever reason does not believe it, please contact me directly.  Thanks! (9/8) 
  • Confirmation letter of application submission (11/10)

Tufts University (MA) - Religions of the Latino and/or Afro-Latino DiasporaEdit

The Tufts University Department of Religion seeks a scholar for a tenure-track Mellon Bridge Assistant Professorship in Religions of the Latino and/or Afro-Latino Diaspora in the United States. PhD is required. Candidates will preferably have training in religious studies, but applications are encouraged from scholars with cognate interests in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, or other disciplines. The Department of Religion at Tufts boasts a dynamic and research-active faculty with scholarly and teaching interests in Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, early Christianity, and American religious history. With this hire the department seeks a colleague who can help expand our research engagements and curricular programming. This position also supports a joint commitment to Latino Studies within the Consortium on Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora. Apart from a demonstrated commitment to scholarship and teaching in the area of Latino and/or Afro-Latino diaspora religions in the United States, candidates should be actively engaged with the study of race, ethnicity, colonialism, indigeneity, and/or migration.

This position is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation to promote scholarship and teaching that bridges different departments and programs in the humanities at Tufts.  The successful candidate will receive an appointment as a fellow at the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT) for the duration of the pre-tenure probationary period.  We seek candidates whose research and teaching has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education. 

  • Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and one or more sample syllabi. Applicants should also arrange to have three confidential reference letters submitted directly by the authors. All materials must be submitted via Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/30864 . Questions about the position should be directed to lynn.wiles@tufts.edu. For help with Interfolio, please email help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807. Review of applications begins October 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. The position begins July 2016. 

University of Arizona (AZ) - TT Asst. Professor - Mexican American Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

The Department of Mexican American Studies (MAS) in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position with demonstrated research interests in one or more of the following areas: Border Studies, Migration Studies, Demography, and Social Justice.

MAS is a research intensive department with high teaching standards that aims to meet our land grant mission to serve the people of Arizona, an ethnically diverse population with a rich cultural heritage. The successful candidate will teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels and contribute to mentoring students, including those from underrepresented backgrounds. The department also places a premium on community outreach and service learning. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage cross-campus collaborations. In these and other ways, the faculty member will help to develop innovative approaches to enhancing student engagement, increasing diversity, and expanding collaborations with community and business partners. For more information about the Department, please visit http://www.mas.arizona.edu.

  • Review of applications will begin December 4, 2016. The anticipated start date for this position is August 2016.
  • Apply at: https://uacareers.com/postings/7148
  • Any news? (1-11-16)
  • None here.
  • Still nothing [1/26]
  • Nothing here either (1/26)
  • Any news? (1/29)
  • In my experience in the job market: not news is not good news. I bet they already contacted a list of candidates. (1/30)
  • Position offered to a professor denied tenure at another AZ university. Given that one of the other finalists was a student in the dept, it seems like it was an inside search from the beginning. It would have been nice to know that (or receive any sort of reply) before paying to send my transcripts.

University of California, Berkeley (CA) - Assistant Professor - Comparative Ethnic Studies - Latina/o Studies in Comparative Contexts - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Comparative Ethnic Studies Program in the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for an Assistant Professor with a focus on Latina/o studies in comparative contexts, discipline open. We define Comparative Ethnic Studies broadly as work that deals with more than one distinct group or location with the US as at least one anchor; that examines the intersection and/or co-­‐constitution of race and other systems of difference; or that theorizes race both particularly and generally. Teaching duties include undergraduate and graduate courses, including a course on research methods.

The minimum qualification to be considered an applicant for this position is the completion of all PhD or equivalent degree requirements except the dissertation at the time of application. A PhD or equivalent degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field is required by the expected start date.

The department seeks candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity in higher education. UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as policies and programs to support employees as they balance work and family. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement (for more information, see http://ofew.berkeley.edu/recruitment/contributions-­‐diversity), three letters of reference, and a writing sample up to 25 pages in length to the following link: https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00863. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality (http://apo.berkeley.edu/evalltr.html) prior to submitting their letters.

  • Applications must be received by November 16, 2015. The expected start date is July 1, 2016. Contact Eileen Andrade (gwsa@berkeley.edu) with questions about the application process. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit: http://ofew.berkeley.edu/new-­‐ faculty.
  • Dec. 7 called for Skype interview (second-hand, reliable)
  • ^Not true. 
  • any news?
  • I had a skype interview last week (12/18/15)
  • Any news post skype interviews? [Dec. 30]
  • Rejection over email (1/26) (X2)

University of California Davis (CA) - Assistant Professor in Chicana/o StudiesEdit

The Department of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for an Assistant Professor in Chicana/o Studies. This recruitment seeks a scholar of Chicana/o History with a specialization in Chicana/o Movement History. Candidates with innovative and interdisciplinary approaches in the field of Chicana/o Studies will be preferred. The successful candidates will have a strong research agenda and demonstrate potential for innovative, interdisciplinary, social justice approaches to Chicana/o Studies. Successful candidates should be able to teach, with excellence, undergraduate courses in Chicana/o history, Chicana/Latina Feminisms, Qualitative Research Methodologies, Oral Histories/Counter-Storytelling, and Decolonial Thought. Ph.D. in Chicana/o Studies or related field must be completed by the first day of courses (September 21, 2016).

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.

How to apply: Applicants must demonstrate exceptional promise as scholars and teachers. Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, one publication or professional paper and the contact information for four (4) references through the online application system found at:https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00936

  • For full consideration applications should be completed by April 8, 2016. The position is open until filled.

University of Minnesota (MN) - Professor or Associate Professor - Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies - JOB TALK STAGEEdit

The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for full-time, tenure-track and tenured faculty members at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor for positions to begin Fall 2016. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, tenured associate professor, or tenured professor, depending on qualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and University policy. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience.

We are seeking individuals whose work focuses on the causes of, and responses to, structural inequality and on the role that difference plays in social, cultural, economic and political life. One of the positions will be a tenured position in the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies. The remaining three positions will be tenure-track positions in one of the RIGS departments (African American and African Studies; American Studies; American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; Chicano and Latino Studies; and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies), with joint appointments expected with other CLA departments. The department affiliations will be determined by the chosen candidate(s) in consultation with the respective unit heads, the director of RIGS, and the appropriate CLA associate dean(s).

We are seeking candidates whose research agendas focus on topics and questions concerning Chicanas/os, Latinas/os with interests in the intersecting categories of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, class, gender, sexuality. Candidates should be either currently engaged or potential leaders in the field, with an intellectually transformative, diverse, and robust research agenda. We welcome applications from candidates who employ a wide variety of approaches, including qualitative or quantitative methods, and critical and comparative scholarship. The selected candidate must have a doctoral degree by the time of the appointment, an established record of scholarship, and evidence of teaching excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate education, as well as demonstrated commitments to interdisciplinary scholarship and/or collaboration.

This posting is for individuals applying for this position at the tenured associate professor or tenured professor level in the Department of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies. To apply for this position at the tenure-track assistant professor level as part of Race, Indigeneity, Gender and Sexuality (RIGS) and CLA collaboration, please search for job posting 304150.

Cluster Hire in Race, Indigeneity, Gender, Sexuality

The College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities is pleased to announce openings for tenure-track and tenured faculty positions for scholars with research interests that engage broadly with indigeneity, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and critical race theory. This hiring initiative will add four new tenured and tenure-track faculty engaged with the scholarly traditions represented by the Race, Indigeneity, Gender and Sexuality (RIGS) Initiative. This search is part of a collaborative effort between the RIGS departments and units in the College of Liberal Arts: African American and African Studies, American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Chicano and Latino Studies, and Gender Women and Sexuality Studies.

The goals of this cluster hiring initiative are threefold: (1) to strengthen our scholarly and creative depth and breadth on leading-edge research and creative questions concerning diversity by attracting a new cohort of scholars to our intellectual community; (2) to advance collaborative research and education by encouraging knowledge creation that crosses departmental boundaries; and (3) to enable CLA and the University to engage fully with solving the Grand Challenges of a diverse and changing world.

Successful candidates will be expected to show evidence that they have or can develop a strong research profile; demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentoring at both the undergraduate and graduate level; show evidence that they are engaged in inventive scholarship around such processes as race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, sovereignty, inequality, etc.; and to participate in RIGS programming and curricular initiatives. As a tenure-track or tenured faculty member, the successful candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop and maintain strong research productivity, direct graduate research, and exhibit a commitment of service to the department, college, and university. We anticipate that successful candidates will hold joint appointments, which would involve cross-listed courses, shared teaching loads, graduate student advising, and/or service.

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are available at: http://intranet.cla.umn.edu/faculty/FacultyWorkloadPrinciplesGuidelines.php

All applicants must apply online. To be considered for this position, please go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. You will be given an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Additional documents must be attached by accessing your “My Activities” page. The following materials must be attached to your online application: (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) sample of scholarly work of no more than 40 pages, (4) philosophy of teaching statement, (5) research statement, and (6) contact information for three academic references as separate attachment in “My Activities.” If applicable, candidate may also include a concise statement on relevant administrative and/or research grant experience. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. We will be unable to return application materials to a candidate.

This posting is for individuals applying for this position at the tenured associate professor or tenured professor level in the Department of Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies. To apply for this position at the tenure-track assistant professor level as part of Race, Indigeneity, Gender and Sexuality (RIGS) and CLA collaboration, please search for job posting 304150.

Inquiries about the position should be directed to Catherine Squires, RIGS Director, at squir050@umn.edu.

University of New Mexico (NM) - TT Asst. Professor - Mexican / Chicana Transnational Feminist Literature - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • The University of New Mexico invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Mexican/Chicana transnational feminist literature. The position is probationary leading to a tenure decision with an anticipated start date of August 2016. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in English and Spanish in Chicana literature, transnational Latina feminist literature, and service courses in Chicana and Chicano Studies. These teaching and research specializations will strengthen the Transnational Latino Studies program, as well as the on-line BA degree program in Chicana and Chicano Studies. Applicants who are appointed to a UNM continuing faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.
  • The University of New Mexico is the flagship research university of the state of New Mexico and enrolls a total of 27,889 students. Chicana and Chicano Studies is both one of the oldest such programs in the United States and one of its newest departments. As a department it places a premium on community outreach and public service as well as research and teaching. New Mexico is a state with an ethnically diverse population with a rich cultural heritage.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Chicana and Chicano Studies, Spanish, or related field; or if ABD, the expected filing of the dissertation with the applicant's university must occur on or before August 15, 2016.
  • To apply: Applications must include: (1) a signed letter of application describing the candidate's qualifications for the position and proposed research agenda, with names of three references and their contact information (2) a copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae (3) an article length writing sample of scholarly work (4) a list of courses that the candidate has taught or is prepared to teach and course syllabi, where available (5) official transcripts.
  • Candidates are requested to include an e-mail address at which they may be contacted and to post the candidate's name at the top of each page submitted. The above materials must be submitted electronically at https://unmjobs.unm.edu. Please refer to posting number 052739. In addition, please request that three letters of reference be sent either to the department's postal address or the search e-mail address: ccssearch@unm.edu. Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, 1829 Sigma Chi Rd., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Signed e-mail letters of reference may be sent to ccssearch@unm.edu.
  • Quicklink for Posting: http://unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=85076
  • For best consideration, complete applications must be received by November 19, 2015.
  • +Skype interviews are being scheduled. (12/02/15)
  • Campus Visits scheduled. (12/11/15)

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Associate Professor - Queer Studies / Latino/a StudiesEdit

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies invites applications for a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor to begin Fall 2016. We seek a distinguished scholar of Queer Studies whose research agenda offers critical and comparative approaches to Central American, Caribbean, Mexican, and South American Diasporas in the U.S.. Position preference is for scholars with field specialties in Religious Studies, or Sociolinguistics. The successful candidate will provide intellectual leadership and vision within the department, with dynamic abilities to teach in one our more of our curricular concentrations: Cultural Studies, Language and Cognition, Public Policy, and/or Transborder Studies. A strong research agenda with specialization in one, or more of the following areas is desired: the historical, intellectual, social, and cultural aspects of religions and sexualities in U.S. Latina/o communities; or language in contact and language ideologies through sex, race and gender. Extensive teaching experience at the graduate and undergraduate level in Latina/o LGBT, Queer, or Sexuality studies is expected, and approaches to disability are encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at all levels of our curriculum, to direct dissertations, MA reports, and honors theses, publish actively, and offer service to the Department, College and University.

QUALIFICATIONS Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in Gender, Sexuality, and Womens Studies, Linguistics, Religious Studies, Sociology, or a related field and must have demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching. APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS To apply, send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and a list of three professional references to Dr. Nicole M. Guidotti-Hernández at: http://apply.interfolio.com/30753 . Electronic submissions only, please.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled, however applications received after this date may not receive full consideration.

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley (USA:TX) - U.S./Mexico Borderlands/Mexican American History (post 1877)Edit

  • The University of Texas–Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in U.S.-Mexico Borderlands/Mexican American history post 1877 to begin fall 2016.
  • Areas of teaching and research specialization may include labor, gender, or immigration in the U.S.-Mexico Border region.
  • The successful candidate will be expected to teach and develop undergraduate and graduate courses in his or her respective area of specialization. Additional teaching requirements include service courses (i.e. introductory surveys, geography, methods, senior seminar). Ability and/or willingness to teach and develop online courses is especially welcome.
  • In addition, UTRGV has a vibrant Mexican American Studies Program and there exists the possibility to hold either affiliate faculty status or a joint appointment in Mexican American Studies. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a bilingual, bicultural institution in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands through an active research agenda, teaching requirements, and service in the university and Rio Grande Valley communities.
  • The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in History or a related field in hand by September 1, 2016, and a minimum of 18 hours of graduate credit in History.

To apply, go to: https://careers.utrgv.edu.

  • Review of applications will be January 4, 2016.

University of Virginia (VA) - TT Asst. Professor - Latino Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Program in American Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a position in Latino Studies, at the assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate professor (tenured) levels. Anticipated start date is August 25, 2016. Applicants must have an excellent record of interdisciplinary research and teaching in Latino Studies. This position is part of a larger University of Virginia hiring initiative in the Global South that seeks to foster inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary teaching and research.

Applicants at the assistant professor rank must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in a relevant field by May 2016 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. Applicants at the associate professor rank must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application and must have a strong publication and teaching record.

The position is for a shared line in American Studies and either the Department of English or the Department of Media Studies. The candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester, with the yearly teaching load split between the Program in American Studies and the other relevant unit. Candidates' research may focus on Latino media, literature, or culture, including digital culture and production cultures, in any period or across periods. We are especially interested in scholars who conceive of the Latino field within a global south framework and in critical dialogue with other transnational fields, including Native/indigenous studies, immigration studies, Asian Pacific studies, African diaspora studies, performance studies, and studies of race and racialization in the Americas. The candidate hired will be appointed for the first two years as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow of the Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures, an appointment that will provide one course release per year.

To apply, submit a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0617504, and electronically attach a letter of application, a C.V. (including a list of three references), and 1-2 pp. teaching statement.

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015. However, the position will remain open until filled. We will notify by December 20, 2015 those applicants the committee has selected to submit additional materials for review. Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Carol Westin, caw2rd@virginia.edu.
  • Additional materials requested
  • Any updates?
  • Skype intervew stage 1/23
  • Rejection after Skype interview 2/10

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

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Ethnic and Women's Studies (Native American Studies) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department in the College of Education and Integrative Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Native American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall of 2016. The department seeks candidates specializing in settler colonialism, sovereignty, tribal law/politics, literature, cultural production and performance, and/or environmental justice. Additional specializations, but not restricted, in the areas of, research methodologies, critical race theories, comparative social movements, labor, education, digital and social media, Queer/LGBT Studies, Gender Studies, identity formations, and multiethnic/cultural identities will be considered.

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 demonstrate a commitment to diversity in higher education.

Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Native American Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Gender/Women’s Studies, or other related field from an accredited university by September 1, 2016; Ability to teach comparative courses and integrate multiple disciplinary cultural perspectives in Native American Studies and Ethnic & Women’s Studies; Evidence of scholarly engagement and potential; Experience of successfully teaching undergraduates at a college or university setting; Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student populations.

Application Procedure: A completed application will consist of: a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses 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, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position; a completed university application form available at: (http://academic.cpp.edu/faculty/docs/application.pdf); a completed EWS form, reflecting application procedure requirements: (https://cpp.formstack.com/forms/ews_native_american) a syllabus from one of the courses you have taught; 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 Friday, November 20, 2015. Early response is encouraged.
  • I am trying to submit my application materials, but the "university application form" link does not take you to a form, and I cannot find it anywhere on the CPP website. Anyone else having this problem?
  • Did not have the above problem. But the app form has applicants upload letters of rec directly (odd). Just checked the link, and it has disapeared. 
  • Applied x2
  • Received email for Phone Interview! [posted 12/21] x2
  • Received request for campus interview on 1/25/16 x2
  • They have concluded campus interviews and one of my references was contacted for additional phone reference following my visit 2/23 x3
  • Same here, same day. I heard from two references that were contacted. Now just waiting. Best of luck, but it's my job! :)
  • I only know of one of the other three that were interviewed. I wonder if you are that person? Are you CA Indian?
  • Was notified by one of my references that they were contacted for additional phone consultation on same day. Looks like I'm a third finalist--not original poster.

California State University, Long Beach (CA) - TT Assistant/ Associate Professor of American Indian Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D., M.F.A., Ed.D. or ABD with a focus on American Indian Studies. Candidates possessing terminal degrees in American Indian Studies, Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, History, English, American Studies, or any other academic discipline in the Liberal Arts are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have completed their degrees at time of hire or official notification of the completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2016. Expertise in American Indian Studies. Evidence of, or clear potential for excellence in teaching at the college level. Evidence of successful scholarly and creative development and sustained publication or exhibition. Evidence of, or clear potential for successful academic leadership in the American Indian Studies Program. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population. DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses in American Indian, Native American, First Nations and or Indigenous Studies at the college level. Ability to teach critical methods and approaches. Evidence of successful scholarly and/or creative activities commensurate with rank. Potential for developing campus-wide interdisciplinary links with programs and departments. Grant writing and grant management. Demonstrated history of working with American Indian communities, organizations, non-profits, programs, Tribes/Tribal Nations. Expertise with urban American Indians in California and California Indians. Experience/expertise with NAGPRA or indigenous maritime traditions. A Culturally Competent Content Specialist who can bring both a current theoretical and academic understanding of American Indian Studies as well as cultural intelligence, experiences and competence gained from actual lived experience in the American Indian community(s) who are the subject of the candidate’s scholarly and/or creative activities and the courses taught and developed in AIS.

DUTIES: Teaching primarily in the American Indian Studies Program and another department in the College of Liberal Arts. Teach 3-4 courses per semester from lower division to upper division courses, including surveys, special topics courses, and other core courses within the AIS Program and in another department in the College. Participate in curriculum development and program activities. Maintain an active and focused research, scholarly and/or creative activities leading to conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, grant writing, performances, readings and exhibitions as appropriate to his/her specialty area. Advise and mentor students.

  • Applied x2
  • Any news?

Colorado College (CO) - TT Assistant/ Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies (REM) program at Colorado College seeks a teacher/scholar in Indigenous Studies with a focus on North American or Pacific/Oceania populations to fill a tenure-track position.

While the successful candidate’s area of specialization will be Indigenous Studies with a focus on North American or Pacific/Oceania Studies, she or he will have a strong commitment to interdisciplinary teaching in a liberal arts setting. The duties of the position will include but not be limited to: teaching courses in his or her area of specialization; teaching introductory and core courses in the Native American Studies minor; teaching introductory and advanced courses that focus on the comparative study of racialization and diasporas; supervising student capstone projects and theses; cycling along with other members of the REM Core Faculty into the rotation of directing the program for a 3-year term.

Currently the program consists of 15 active and committed Core Faculty with appointments in other departments/programs and 1.5 tenure lines dedicated to the program. With this hire, there will be 2.5 tenure-track positions dedicated to the program. The program is at present a minor, but we are proposing that the College offer a major starting in the year 2016-17. The College is also considering a proposal for a Native American Studies minor. 

The Colorado College calendar, called the Block Plan, is a unique system in which professors teach, and students take, one course at a time for 3.5 weeks. An academic year includes eight blocks, including a half-block between the fall and spring, and full-time faculty members teach six blocks per year. 

Please include the following materials in your application: cover letter, CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy (no more than one page), Statement of Research Agenda (no more than one page), one writing sample from an already published piece, and contact information for three references to submit letters of recommendation.

  • The application deadline is November 1, 2015. Please feel free to call the Director of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies, Claire Oberon Garcia (719.389.6510), if you have any questions or would like more information about the position.
  • Skype Interview Scheduled
  • Campus Interview Scheduled 2/4/16

Humboldt State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Native American StudiesEdit

Humboldt State University's Department of Native American Studies invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Native American Studies, with an emphasis on language, social and cultural areas, including Native languages, oral traditions, and tribal socio-cultural values. Teaching will be in lower and upper division courses, some of which are general education.

QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Native American Studies or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Native American Studies, or Humboldt State University to:

Kim Berry, Search Committee Chair Acting Chair, Department of Native American Studies Humboldt State University One Harpst Street Arcata, California 95521-8299 Phone (707) 826-4925 Email: NAS7640@humboldt.edu

  • DEADLINE: First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than March 22, 2016. This position is open until filled. Early response is encouraged.

Kansas State University (KS) - TT Assistant Professorship in Native American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Tenure track Assistant Professorship in Native American Studies in the American Ethnic Studies Department, Kansas State University.

JOB DETAILS: The American Ethnic Studies Department at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship in Native American Studies in the American Ethnic Studies Department, Kansas State University. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or related field by August 2016. In line with our departmental vision, we especially welcome applicants who apply decolonial, comparative, interdisciplinary, intersectional, and social justice approaches in their teaching and research. Also, the ability to teach comparative ethnicities would be welcome.

Our academic unit is on the threshold of dramatic growth, having attained departmental status in 2013. We are a cohesive unit with a strong vision and a supportive spirit of collegiality. We are poised to respond to the rapidly changing demographic dynamics and social changes in the American heartland and beyond. Kansas State University is a mid-sized university (25,000 students) situated in a small town, at the confluence of two rivers, with the largest remaining expanse of prairie nearby. Various large cities are within driving distance.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will teach 5 courses per year, in addition to pursuing a research agenda towards tenure. Departmental service in the form of student advising and mentorship, committee work, and community outreach are also part of every faculty member’s responsibilities.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Application deadline is November 23, 2015. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Include electronic submission of the following materials in one pdf file:

Cover letter detailing fit for the position Teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and any available evidence of teaching effectiveness CV Names and contact information of three references Email all application materials as one pdf file to: melisap@ksu.edu

Address all application materials to: Professor Yolanda Broyles-González, Head, American Ethnic Studies Department

  • Review of applications begins November 24, 2015 and will continue until position is filled.
  • Received rejection letter 2/11/16 saying they had selected finalists for campus interviews.

Northland College (WI) - TT Assistant Professor of Native American StudiesEdit

Northland College, a liberal arts college with a focus on the environment and sustainability, seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as assistant professor of Native American studies to begin in the fall of 2016.

QUALIFICATIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES The successful candidate will teach Native American studies courses such as American Indian Literature, Native American Worldviews, and Global Indigenous Politics, additional courses in their area and time period of expertise, as well as contribute to the college’s general education curriculum.

A PhD in Native American studies or a related field is strongly preferred. Secondary specialties in American literature, American studies, ethnic studies and/or environmental studies also desired.

The regular teaching load is 3-3-1: three courses each in fifteen-week fall and winter semesters, and one course in our four-week May term. Teaching experience at the college level, as well as a passion for teaching at a small liberal arts school, is required. An active research agenda in the candidate’s field is expected.

The successful candidate will also serve the college community through student advising, committee work, and community outreach.

More information can be found at http://www.northland.edu/about/jobs/

TO APPLY: http://www.northland.edu/about/jobs/employment-application/

  • Attach letter of interest, CV, and syllabi from two courses taught. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2016, and continue until the position is filled, although early response is encouraged.

Northwestern University (IL) - Assistant Professor of Native American and Indigenous Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

As part of the Northwestern University’s Indigenous Studies Research Initiative, the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. We seek a scholar, writer, or artist with expertise in the cultures, cultural production, and/or history of indigenous peoples, particularly, but not limited to, the native peoples of North America. This person will be jointly appointed between the Humanities Institute and an appropriate humanities-related department, and will work closely with Northwestern undergraduates and graduate students.

Northwestern’s home region—the Greater Chicago area—is full of rich potential for scholars working in the field of Native American and Indigenous Studies, including close collaboration with the Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, The American Indian Center of Chicago, the Mitchell Museum of the American Indian, and Great Lakes native communities.

For more information, including detailed instructions for how to submit an application, visit the Kaplan Institute’s website: http://www.humanities.northwestern.edu/people/open-positions/

  • The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2015. Inquiries may be sent to thomas.burke@northwestern.edu.

Comments:

  • Has anyone has heard anything back from Northwestern University on this job?  1/3/16
  • x2   Request for more materials (diss manuscript, writing samples, syllabi) Jan 5, 2016; Skype interviews to begin Jan 11, 2016
  • Congratulations! Was this for the search in the humanities or in the social sciences?
  • I'm not the original post er, but also received the materials request on Jan 5. This is for the humanities search. 
  • X1 campus visit scheduled 1/14/16
  • I'm original poster. Never heard back after sending additional materials. ^ Did you get campus interview after Skype interview, or invitation for campus interview based on additional materials?

University of Alaska Southeast (AK) - Assistant Professor of Alaska Native StudiesEdit

The Department of Humanities at the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Studies position to begin in Fall 2016.

In line with our Bachelor of Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Alaska Native Languages & Studies, we welcome comparative, interdisciplinary, and inter-sectional approaches and innovative theoretical perspectives. The Department of Humanities is particularly interested in candidates with areas of specialization in Northwest Coast Native Art, Alaska Native Cultures, Native American Law, Indigenous & Postcolonial Theories, Alaska Native Leadership, or Social Justice.

Requirements: The successful candidate must show evidence of an active research agenda with strong publication or showing record, and meet one of the following requirements: 1) an MFA with demonstrated ability in Northwest Coast Native Art, including individual shows at galleries and museums or inclusion in publications on Native American Art, 2) a PhD with demonstrated extensive study in indigenous knowledge systems.

In addition, all candidates must be able to show extensive knowledge of Alaska Native politics, history, and issues. The successful candidate must also show potential for, or evidence of, a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence & advising, to the development of academic programs and curriculum, and to decolonization of institutions of higher learning.

Questions concerning this position should be directed to: Professor Xh'unei Lance Twitchell or Professor Ernestine Hayes, Co-Chairs of the search committee; latwitchell@uas.alaska.edu or ehhayes@uas.alaska.edu.

  • Deadline: The position will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to applications received by March 24, 2016.

University of California at Riverside (CA) - Indigenous Studies (4 TT Positions) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is embarking on a major new hiring initiative that will add 300 tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition (http://clusterhiring.ucr.edu).

The faculty recruited in Indigenous Studies will join an active and vibrant community of scholars whose work is focused on North America, but is also hemispheric and global in both the sense of its international reach and its cross-disciplinary scope. We are seeking applicants to fill four fulltime tenure-track and tenured positions at both the assistant and associate/full professor levels. We are seeking scholars with expertise in two areas: Native American/Indigenous Arts and Knowledges and Global Indigenous Medicine. The placement of each successful candidate may be in any CHASS department or the School of Medicine, depending on the preferences of the candidate and the host departments/schools.

Application Procedure: Applicants will be required to submit a two-page cover letter indicating current and future research interests, a curriculum vita, one writing sample or article reprint (additional writing samples may be requested later), two sample course syllabi, and teaching evaluations if available. Three letters of recommendation are required for junior level positions; those applying for senior positions should include contact information for three references. Candidates in the arts must also submit a website or media-player links with access to samples of their artistic work. A statement addressing potential contribution to academic diversity must also be included.

Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR’s on-line application system application portal.

Assistant Professor tenure-track: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00491.

Associate and Full Professor tenured: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00499

Letters and inquiries should be addressed to: Michelle Raheja, michelle.raheja@ucr.edu.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

  • To ensure full consideration, applications and all supporting materials should be received by January 4, 2016. All appointments will begin June 30, 2016. The positions will remain open until filled. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
  • Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2016
  • 1/12/2016, personalized email from search chair asking me to check that all references are uploaded (junior level search) x4 --> debatable if this was "personalized."  Did anyone at the junior level apply that did not recieve this email asking about our references?
  • Has anyone heard anything (junior level) since the 1/12/16 email?
  • Any news? 2/13
  • Skype interview scheduled 2/14 x2
  • Rejection email received 3/9
  • Invited for campus interview 3/11
  • Any news on offers? 5/13
  • One of the candidates is now listed as an Assistant Professor in the Faculty Directory - no word otherwise 7/19

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (USA: NE) - Assistant Professor of History and Ethnic Studies, Native American History - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • The Department of History and the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seek candidates for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Native American History, to begin August 2016.
  • This position is a joint-appointment with the tenure home in the Department of History. Ph.D. by August 2016 and ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels required.
  • We seek scholars working in any sub-field and any period, from early contact to the present.
  • Scholars who can contribute to the Department of Historys digital history and digital humanities foci are particularly encouraged to submit an application.
  • To be considered for the position, applicants must complete the Faculty/Administrative Information Form at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_150200, and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing samples, and have three confidential letters of reference sent to Professor Timothy R. Mahoney, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 612 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0327.
  • Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • From the Search Committee: Applicants should note that digital history and humanities are areas of interest, but are not exclusive qualifications for this position. Any candidate qualified to teach in Native History and Ethnic Studies who will have a PhD by August 2016 will be considered. Questions can be directed to the Search Committee Chair noted above.
  • Skype interview completed first week of 12/15. No word as of 1/5/16 about moving forward to campus interview.
  • Anyone heard anything on this search as of 2/4/16?
  • Nope. I was original poster (Skype interview completed 12/15, etc.) and never heard anything from them. 2/19/16

University of Southern California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Native North American Studies - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

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 in the field of Native North American studies with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2016. The successful candidate will be an intellectually expansive scholar trained in the humanities and/or social sciences. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate field of study prior to appointment.

  • Apply at: http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/53644
  • We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2015. 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).
  • Any news on this?
  • I doubt USC will hire a Native that is connected to their community.
  • ^What does that mean?
  • Hey - has anyone heard a response from USC?  Phone interviews?  It's several months now!
  • Also wondering. I sent an email inquiry two weeks ago and got no response. Did interviews already happen at ASA? 
  • I'm assuming they've moved on, but they didn't complete last year's search till the fall, so maybe it'll take a while?
  • From the Committee (Dec. 14): "The Search Committee has invited finalists for this position to USC. Although it is possible the Committee might reconsider other candidates, that is unlikely at this stage. The search is still underway."
  • Offer has been extended and accepted (source: my department wanted to hire the same scholar, but their dean approved the hire line faster)

University of Texas at Austin (TX) - Anthropology/Native American and Indigenous Studies - Open RankEdit

The Department of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for an open rank faculty position in Native American and Indigenous studies to start in Fall 2016.

The successful candidate will show evidence of scholarly excellence commensurate with rank, of accomplished teaching, and of active engagement with indigenous and/or Native American theory and cultural-political practice.

We conceive of the field of Native American / indigenous studies broadly, in both geographic and identity terms, and we are especially interested in work that critically engages these very definitional questions both theoretically and practically. The new member of our faculty will join a vibrant anthropology department, and will be encouraged to participate actively in the formative phase of the University’s interdisciplinary Native American and Indigenous Studies program. The selected candidate will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop a strong research program, direct graduate research, demonstrate evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.

Background check conducted on applicant selected.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand and an established reputation of high quality research and publications. Applicants should also have a demonstrated record of effective classroom teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Please submit a cover letter detailing research and teaching expertise, a C.V., a publication, and the names and contact information for three references via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/32411)

Questions about application submission should be directed to adriana.d@austin.utexas.edu

  • Closing date: December 15, 2015.

University of Washington (WA) - Assistant Professor of Indigenous Environmental and Sustainability StudiesEdit

Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington

The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington seeks a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Indigenous Environmental and Sustainability Studies whose research and teaching engages American Indian and Indigenous Studies through the study of tribal ecosystems. Applicants should demonstrate training in Environmental and Sustainability Studies and be scholars of the ways Indigenous nations and communities understand their environments within their diverse cultures and epistemologies. We seek candidates who have experience working with tribal communities concerning issues such as health, wellness, food sovereignty, food security, water security, climate change, treaty rights, and environmental concerns as they relate to tribal ecosystems, and whose scholarship addresses the entangled relations among Indigenous nations; Indigenous communities; federal, state, and local governments; Western science; Indigenous cultural revitalization movements; and Indigenous knowledges.

American Indian Studies (AIS) at UW is a multidisciplinary academic department that offers an undergraduate major and a minor. It is also home to the Native Voices graduate program in Indigenous film, video, and digital media. The department faculty represent a range of disciplines and approach their teaching and research from a decolonized, community-based and global perspective. The department works with national and regional Indigenous communities through the UW Tribal Leaders Summit, Native American Advisory Board, the UW Intellectual House, and campus symposia and conferences. AIS is a campus leader in facilitating the recruitment and retention of American Indians, First Nations, and Indigenous faculty and students.

This search is open to candidates in relevant fields, including but not limited to Biology, Forestry, Fishery Sciences, Marine Sciences, Botany, Environmental Studies, American Indian and Indigenous Studies, Anthropology, and Geography. The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement. A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) or comparable terminal degree must be in hand by the start date. The appointment will begin in September 2016. University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service. This is one of three new positions at the University of Washington to address environmental equity and justice, indigenous environmental and sustainability studies, and diversity and access. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review all three job announcements prior to submitting their application.

  • Please submit electronically to: http://apply.interfolio.com/32471 a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a statement of your research and teaching goals, two relevant course syllabi, two course teaching evaluations, and a writing sample: either a published journal article or book chapter, or the prospectus and a chapter from your dissertation.
  • Preference will be given to applications received by November 20.
  • Anyone heard about this one? Looks like a talks been scheduled. Anyone get an phone interview?

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions in Ethnic Studies - MIXED / OPEN SPECIALTYEdit

Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors Lecturer - Open Rank/Open Field (Non-TT - Renewable)Edit

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits. The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions 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.

Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. 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 teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; 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 and seek a diverse candidate pool.

Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at https://barretthonors.asu.edu/academics/hon-171-human-event/. Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu. Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at bhcfacultysearch@asu.edu.

  • Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Ethnic Studies (incl. Gender / Sexuality) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

ETHNIC STUDIES - The Department of Ethnic Studies at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo invites applications for a tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning September 15, 2016.

We seek candidates whose scholarship takes a substantive, creative and interdisciplinary approach to Comparative Ethnic Studies/Critical Race Theory and Humanities/Cultural Studies as these foci intersect.

Candidates should exhibit expertise in Critical Ethnic Studies with a demonstrated ability and desire to define Ethnic Studies from a comparative perspective that includes attention to the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality. Preference will be given to scholars with additional emphases in African American Studies, The Black Atlantic, Arab American Studies, and Queer Ethnic Studies. The successful candidate will likely teach existing courses such as Race, Culture and Politics in the U.S., Race in American Culture, Global Origins of U.S. Cultures, Critical Race Theory, African American Cultural Images, and Sex and Gender in African American Communities, as well as new and existing courses in their areas of expertise.

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 are expected to demonstrate a commitment to, or potential for, teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff and faculty from diverse ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Cal Poly is committed to the teacher-scholar model. As teachers, faculty are expected to exhibit strong pedagogical skills and to remain proficient and current in their disciplines. As scholars, faculty should be engaged in scholarly and creative work that is of very high quality as evidenced by external peer review. As colleagues, it is appropriate for faculty to perform service activities at all levels of the University.

To apply, please visit http://WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG, complete the required online faculty application, and submit to Requisition #103933. Attach electronically to your online application the following required materials: a letter of application describing teaching and research interests, philosophies, and areas of expertise; a teaching portfolio and evidence of teaching effectiveness (include a syllabus and evaluations for a course already taught and a syllabus for a course you would like to develop for us); a sample of the candidate's scholarship; a curriculum vitae; unofficial transcripts. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the application. Selected applicants will be required to submit sealed official transcripts showing highest degree earned.

  • REVIEW BEGIN DATE: March 28, 2016. The position will remain open until filled; applications that are completed by the review begin date will receive full consideration. For questions, please contact the Ethnic Studies Department at 805-756-1707 or ethnicstudies@calpoly.edu.

Colorado College (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - Southwest Studies - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Colorado College invites applications for a tenure-track position in our interdisciplinary Southwest Studies Program, to begin in fall 2016. We seek a broadly-trained humanist with expertise in the Greater Southwest (American Southwest and/or Northern Mexico), who is enthusiastic about working in a liberal arts college setting and taking advantage of the experiential learning opportunities offered by Colorado College’s Block Plan.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a commitment to and potential for excellence in innovative undergraduate teaching and scholarly research. The Colorado College Block Plan is an intensive academic schedule in which professors teach and students take only one course at a time for 3.5 weeks. The Block Plan lends itself to field and project-based teaching, and support for field trips and community-based learning projects is available. Normal teaching load is six blocks a year, including a block for senior capstone project supervision. The ideal candidate will teach a variety of courses for the program, including a first-year experience course in Southwest Studies, participating in junior research seminar, offering courses in their areas of specialization, and advising senior capstone projects for Southwest Studies majors. Southwest Studies Program faculty are affiliated with the Hulbert Center for Southwest Studies, which supports academic and outreach programs, as well as faculty scholarship, concerning the Southwest.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of the Colorado College community. Candidates who contribute to that goal, including women and minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply, and encouraged to identify relevant strengths or experiences.

As an equal opportunity employer, Colorado College welcomes applications from members of all groups and reaffirms its commitment not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, gender identity, gender expression, disability, or sexual orientation in its educational programs and activities or employment practices.

Preferred Qualifications: We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in one or more of the following: community-based teaching and learning, museum studies, Indigenous theory and methodology, expressive culture, critical media studies, and/or field-based research approaches with undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualifications: A PhD in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.

Job Open Date: 05/20/2015

Job Close Date: 10/02/2015

  • Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, research statement, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and three references by October 2, 2015. Phone interviews will take place in late October 2015, with campus interviews to follow.

Fordham University (NY) - TT Assistant Professor in Multimedia Journalism with emphasis on Ethnic MediaEdit

  • Department of Communication and Media Studies
  • Tenure Track Assistant Professor in multimedia journalism with research emphasis on media, race and ethnicity.
  • The ideal candidate will be a scholar-practitioner, prepared to apply historical and critical insights to the teaching of practical and theoretical multimedia journalism courses. Expertise in media, race and ethnicity, with a potential focus on alternative and advocacy journalism, social justice reporting, and related areas would be particularly welcome, as would research in bilingual media and multimedia scholarship related to the Global South. A robust research agenda, and solid understanding of journalistic standards, practices and ethics is required. Practical experience and ability to serve as an advisor to student media outlets highly desirable.
  • Link to Ad: http://apply.interfolio.com/31824
  • Deadline: October 20, 2015. Include (1) a cover letter with qualifications, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) Up to three samples of scholarship, and (4) three letters of reference.

Indiana University (IN) - Assistant or Associate Professor in Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University Bloomington has received authorization for a staged cluster hire for two tenure track positions in Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The first hire will have a starting date in August 2016, and be at either the assistant or associate professor level. The second search will also be at the assistant or associate level and will take place in 2016-2017, as the College budget permits. The ideal candidate will be a scholar whose work is situated at the intersections of Critical Race, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Candidates from other interdisciplinary fields whose work centrally addresses feminism, sexuality and/or gender will be considered. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary scholars whose areas of specialization include any combination of the following: critical race and queer of color critique; transnational and postcolonial feminisms; film and media; dis/ability studies; and transgender studies. We are open to various interdisciplinary methodological approaches.

For more info visit http://www.indiana.edu/~gender/

  • To apply, submit materials electronically via http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/xxx .
  • Questions can be directed to Stephanie Sanders, Search Committee Chair, sanders@indiana.edu. Memorial Hall East, Room 130, 1021 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.
  • Review of applications begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2015-2016
  • Had Skype interview in the week of Dec. 7th
  • (1/18/16): Any news following Skype interviews?
  • (1/22/16) Campus interviews have begun with four total candidates.

Kalamazoo College (MI) - TT Assistant Professor, Critical Ethnic Studies - POSITION FILLEDEdit

Kalamazoo College invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant professor level in Critical Ethnic Studies beginning fall 2016. This is a new position and will provide primary support and coordination for the major in Critical Ethnic Studies approved in fall 2014. Expertise in the field of Critical Ethnic Studies as well as the ability to teach the four approved core courses of the major required. At Kalamazoo the Critical Ethnic Studies program works from Indigenous, national and transnational interdisciplinary frameworks. Preference may be given to candidates with specializations in the following areas: epistemology, historiography, and de-colonial methods and pedagogies. The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high aptitude for and interest in undergraduate liberal arts teaching, including occasional contributions to the College’s Shared Passages Program (first-year and sophomore seminars, and senior capstones), and a desire to involve undergraduates in scholarship both in and out of the classroom. Ph.D. (or evidence it will be completed by September 1, 2016) required. Salary is competitive and consistent with level of experience.

Kalamazoo College is a highly selective nationally known liberal arts college offering an integrated undergraduate experience that weaves a traditional liberal arts curriculum into educational experiences in both domestic and international settings. The campus is located midway between Chicago and Detroit in Kalamazoo, Michigan, a metropolitan community of 325,000 which supports several college and university campuses along with numerous civic arts and cultural associations. Thirty-five miles from Lake Michigan, the area offers many opportunities for outdoor activities.

  • Completed applications received by October 1, 2015 will receive full consideration, with later applications reviewed as needed until the position is filled. A cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, description of scholarly interests and research plans, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (unofficial acceptable), and three letters of recommendation are required. All application materials should be addressed to Dr. Amelia Katanski, Chair of the Critical Ethnic Studies Search Committee, Kalamazoo College, 1200 Academy Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49006 and submitted in PDF form at https://www.kzoo.edu/ethnicstudies/search/. The letters of recommendation should be sent in PDF form to ethnicStudiesSearch@kzoo.edu. For more information, see our home page at http://www.kzoo.edu and program web site at https://reason.kzoo.edu/ethnicstudies/. Kalamazoo College encourages candidates who will contribute to the cultural diversity of the College to apply and to identify themselves if they wish. Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Updates:
  • 10/28: email rejection
  • Has anybody heard anything? (11/15)
  • Nothing on my end. (11/14)
  • 11/30: received a rejection email stating position has been filled

Keene State College (USA: NH) - TT Asst. Professor in Holocaust and Genocide StudiesEdit

  • Keene State College invites applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Holocaust and Genocide Studies starting August 2016. Home to the nation's only undergraduate major in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, we are a dynamic and growing interdisciplinary department. For more information about our department, please see: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/programs/detail/331/ba/holocaust_and_genocide_studies
  • While the disciplinary specialization for the position is open, an earned doctorate in a field appropriate to genocide studies is required by the time of appointment. Candidates with area expertise in genocide studies in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Balkans, or another region of the world with genocidal history are particularly desirable. We would especially welcome applications from candidates who also complement their area expertise with interest in women's and gender studies, peace and conflict studies, genocide prevention, or transitional justice.
  • Teaching load is six 4-credit courses per academic year. Courses may include an introductory course in genocide studies, comparative genocide, women and gender in genocide studies, and special topics or seminar courses in the candidate's area of expertise. As part of regular teaching responsibilities at this public liberal arts college, all faculty members are expected to teach both in the major and in the Integrative Studies Program (for more information about this program, please see: http://www.keene.edu/isp/).
  • The successful candidate will possess excellent teaching skills, have an active scholarly agenda, promote and share in the leadership of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies major, advise students in the major, and will mentor undergraduate research and internships on and off campus. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, a separate and supportive, co-curricular resource for the department, the College and the community.
  • Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in a field appropriate to genocide studies by August 1, 2016; evidence of teaching excellence and active research agenda.
  • Additional Desirable Qualifications: Two years of full-time teaching experience, primarily at the undergraduate level, which can be applied towards tenure and promotion.
  • Applicants should be prepared to upload the following separate documents when applying online: Letter of Application (identifying ways your teaching and research interests correspond with our above listed needs and interests; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching portfolio (a 1-page statement of vision for teaching undergraduate students in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2 sample syllabi, and recent teaching evaluations); Three letters of recommendation.
  • Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college's discretion; for full consideration please submit all materials by Monday, October 26, 2015.

San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Asst Prof of International Migration - OFFER MADE & ACCEPTEDEdit

San Francisco State University, Department of Sociology and Sexuality Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in international migration beginning August 2016 (position number 12.15).

The Department seeks an assistant professor whose work on immigration is grounded in global and transnational sociology and political economy and who employs quantitative methods or mixed-methods on demographic, socioeconomic, and/or political data. We seek a scholar whose work will focus on the experiences of Latin American immigrants in the U.S. and / or on transnational migrant communities around issues of access (e.g. to jobs, health care, education, redress for domestic violence). The ideal candidate will study how access is denied to various groups; the candidate should be actively engaged with the social movements for justice organized by groups such as students, indigenous migrants, and Undocuqueer activists.  

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Sociology or in an interdisciplinary field with strong sociological content. We seek a teacher-scholar with an active record of scholarship and a research agenda likely to become nationally visible in immigration studies; a capacity to work as part of a team of faculty and staff; an ability to mentor and teach students from diverse gender, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; and potential to develop an extramurally funded research program.

Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of Global Immigration and Immigrants, Global Sociology, Sociology of Latin America, Comparative Race and Ethnicity in the U.S., Population and Social Dynamics, Introduction to Research Methods, Quantitative Research Methods, Social Inequality, and/or Sociological Theory. We prefer candidates who have teaching and/or research experience with a large, diverse student body.

The position requires undergraduate teaching in the core courses of the program as well as courses in the candidate’s area of expertise, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in ones area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments.

Submit electronically, a letter of intent/interest which includes a description of research interests, a current CV, a sample of scholarly papers, a statement of teaching philosophy, and names and contact information of three references. These application materials should be emailed to sociol@sfsu.edu. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. Review of applications will begin September 14, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

All materials should be addressed to Dr. Andreana Clay, Chair, Sociology and Sexuality Studies, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132. Materials should be submitted electronically to sociol@sfsu.edu. Questions can also be directed by email to sociol@sfsu.edu

  • Deadline: Sept. 14, 2015.
  • Received call on 10/24/15 with an invitation for a campus visit (no preliminary interview).
  • Offer made (12/15)
  • Offer accepted 

Scripps College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor in American Studies (Comparative Ethnic Studies) - ASA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Scripps College, a women's liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in American Studies with an emphasis on Comparative Ethnic Studies to begin in the 2016-17 academic year. The teaching load is 5 courses and senior thesis advising. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong theoretical foundation in issues of race and historical processes of racialization and the study of popular culture are particularly encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in American Studies or a related discipline, teaching experience, and evidence of research potential required. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the Colleges goal of improving higher education for under-represented students.

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.

  • Applicants should submit the following materials online at http://apply.interfolio.com/29809 by the application deadline of September 1, 2015: letter of application; CV; three letters of recommendation; teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and evidence of teaching experience and excellence) and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. For matters other than the submission of material, contact Professor Warren Liu, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, at AmericanStudiesSearch@scrippscollege.edu . Interviews will be conducted at the American Studies Association meeting in Toronto in October.
  • Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: ASA, phone, Skype ...): Received call back on Sept. 9th and scheduled interview for ASA
  • Has someone heard back about this after our interviews at ASA?

University of California, San Diego (CA) - TT Asst Professor - Anthropology of Race and RacismsEdit

University of California, Riverside (CA) - TT Assistant, Associate, or Full Prof. - Race, Immigration, and Integration: Empirical and Applied ApproachesEdit

For many years, UCR has shown considerable strength as a university that effectively serves students from diverse racial backgrounds. The university is also strong in faculty research on race and immigration in the humanities and arts. There is an emergent set of strengths in empirical/applied research on race and immigrant integration, with notable progress in grant activity, graduate and undergraduate training, and public outreach. This cluster aims to bolster this emerging strength in social science research related to “Race, Immigration, and Integration: Empirical and Applied Approaches.” The placement of each successful candidate may be in the Graduate School of Education, the School of Public Policy, the School of Medicine, or in the departments of Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Political Science, or Sociology, depending on the preferences of the candidate and the host departments. Topical areas of focus in this cluster search include: 1) social movement and political power, 2) educational opportunities across the K-16 education pipeline with a focus on racialization, including its intersections with class, gender, sexuality, and immigration status, 3) Media and its relationship to social attitudes, civic engagement, and community formation; and 4) demography and public health.

  • Closing date: 1/1/16
  • Notes: This is part of UCR's cluster hire initiative. They're hiring 4 new faculty members for this cluster.
  • Anyone has heard from the committee? (2/4)
  • No (2/4)
  • Received rejection email (2/9)

University of California, Santa Cruz (CA) - TT Assistant, Associate, or Full Prof. - Critical Race and Ethnic StudiesEdit

The Division of Humanities at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a position in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) at the level of Assistant Professor (tenure track), or Associate or Full Professor (tenured). Applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level should have a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book published or forthcoming and a record of effective college teaching. Applicants at the Assistant Professsor level should have a record of research and scholarly productivity, including a book in preparation or forthcoming and a record of effective college teaching.

The successful applicant will be able to contribute to teaching and scholarly research in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies through membership in a department within the Humanities Division (e.g.,Feminist Studies, History, History of Consciousness, Literature, or Philosophy).

Applicants should be able to contribute to the study of race/ethnicity/gender formations as categories of analytic difference that structure society and as concepts that organize our knowledge of it. Areas of particular interest include: critical race theories; indigeneity and settler colonialism; transnational and global south feminisms; comparative ethnic studies; racialization and political formations; queer of color critique; sexuality and reproductive justice; immigration, diaspora, and labor formations; race, science, and technology; social justice and inequality; race, representation, and cultural production.

UCSC has recently inaugurated a new program in CRES. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to program building, curricular development at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and community engagement.This position carries a five-course equivalency workload, which normally means teaching four courses over three quarters and carrying other academic and service responsibilities. Candidates should be prepared to teach regularly in both large lecture and advanced seminar format, in the core curriculum of the CRES program as well as in the undergraduate and graduate programs of their home department.We seek a scholar with an established research profile, interdisciplinary expertise, and an active interest in decolonial pedagogy. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research or creative activities, teach (including classroom and mentorship), and provide service to the campus and their profession.

RANK: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month) basis

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

POSITION AVAILABLE: July 1, 2016, with academic year beginning September 2016 or later.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system, and must include an informative letter of application (clearly outlining educational background, research interests, teaching experience, and publications record), vitae, at least 3 current confidential letters of recommendation*, a teaching statement, two syllabi, 1-2 short representative writing samples (30 pages max.; must be published for Associate or Full professor candidates), and a statement addressing contributions to diversity through their research, teaching, and/or service. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00307 Refer to Position #JPF00307-16 in all correspondence.

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

  • CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 4, 2015.
  • QUESTION about applying late: Hi all - I'm very interested in applying for this position, but for some reason missed it until today (11/22/15). If anyone has experience applying 2+ weeks past the preferred deadline, I'd really appreciate your thoughts on whether or how to proceed. There's no indication on the job posting or on the Program's website about who to contact with questions. Thanks in advance for your input.
  • 12/14: Any updates on this one? Poster above, hope you took a chance and submitted an app! x2
  • 12/17: No news here. Anyone else?
  • 12/20: nothing here yet either
  • 1/15 personalized rejection email

University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) - TT Assistant Professor in Communication, Civic Engagement, and Race/EthnicityEdit

Department of Communication

TT Assistant Professor in Communication, Civic Engagement, and Race/Ethnicity

Eligible candidates should have expertise in one or more of the following areas, working from an intersectional perspective: critical race studies, ethnic studies, Native American and indigenous studies, and/or transnational politics. The candidate will be expected to help build outreach on and off campus as part of BoulderTalks, a new center to foster community and knowledge through democratic engagement. An ideal candidate will have experience working in, facilitating, consulting, advocating, and/or publicizing communities mobilizing around racial/ethnic justice.

The position involves 40% research, 40% teaching (i.e. 2 courses per semester) and 20% service, and it will start August 2016.

  • To apply candidates should submit: a letter of application; a current CV; a copy of 1-2 published articles or chapters; evidence of teaching excellence; and contact information (email address and phone) for three qualified reviewers. Applications are accepted electronically at http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/107957. Review of applications will begin October 23rd, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, letters of recommendation will be due no later than October 27th, 2015. Additional questions may be emailed to Professor Phaedra C. Pezzullo, Search Chair at COMMsearchcmte@colorado.edu.

University of Delaware (DE) - TT Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of American Material Culture Studies (multiple positions)Edit

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware invites applications for multiple tenure-track advanced Assistant or Associate Professor with tenure positions in American Material Culture Studies. The positions are open to those who hold PhDs in any discipline in the humanities, including, but not limited to History, Art History, English, African American Studies, and American Studies. We are looking for candidates firmly grounded in their primary disciplines who can add to the College of Arts and Sciences' traditional strength in Material Culture Studies. We also seek candidates committed to a deeply integrated, interdisciplinary approach to humanistic study at the graduate and undergraduate levels who engage forms of public scholarship. Associate or advanced Assistant Professors are preferred; other applicants will be considered only if they can guarantee Ph.D. in hand by August, 2016.

The positions offer highly competitive salaries, good teaching loads, and excellent benefits. Successful candidates will be intellectual leaders of significant national reputation (at the Associate level) or advanced Assistant Professors with well-established active publishing records who can work with UD's Center for Material Culture Studies to build the university's reputation as a leading destination for interdisciplinary research and teaching related to the physical evidence of culture. Successful candidates will be prepared to contribute to UD's PhD programs in the humanities, make use of UD's world-class special collections library and galleries, and strengthen UD's affiliations with the Winterthur Museum, the Hagley Museum, and other humanities institutions in the region.

Applicants should visit http://www.udel.edu/udjobs and read Applicant Instructions under the Resources for Applicants tab before submitting their application. Applicants are asked to create and upload a single document that includes a letter of application and a CV. We will begin reviewing applications on September 28, 2015. The hiring committee will then solicit letters of recommendation and other materials from selected applicants. Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.


University of Michigan (MI) - TT Assistant Professor in Health, Inequality, and Social Justice - VIDEO INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • The University of Michigan’s Departments of American Culture and Women’s Studies seek qualified applicants for a jointly appointed tenure-track assistant professor in health, inequality, and social justice.
  • We seek candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching experience and interests in gender, sexuality, race, class, and/or disability, and in community-based health and health activism.
  • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated an ability to implement a multidisciplinary approach that includes feminist, gender studies, and/or queer analysis and training in American studies; history; women’s studies; literature; anthropology; science, technology, and society studies; ethnic studies; African American studies; public health; and/or social work. Candidates should evidence scholarly commitment to studying inequalities in health and society. The search committee will consider candidates who focus on the United States, as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the United States.
  • This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2016. Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree prior to the appointment in any relevant field in the humanities, social sciences, public health, or social work. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in both teaching and research.
  • Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachment (in Microsoft Word or PDF format) to ac-position@umich.edu.
  • (See dossier details here)
  • Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is November 30, 2015.

University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst Professor - Human Rights (incl. Intersectionality; multiple positions possible)Edit

The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for one or more full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in the broad field of human rights. Appointments will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year. Appointments will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy. These will be joint appointments between the Institute for Global Studies and the appropriate disciplinary unit in the College of Liberal Arts. Appointments will begin fall semester 2016 (August 29, 2016).

Successful candidates will evidence a pronounced interdisciplinary stance in their scholarship. We encourage applications from scholars whose work addresses the theory and history of human rights, and we also invite applications from candidates with research interests in one or more of the following areas of human rights scholarship: economic/social/cultural rights; intersectionality (e.g., race, gender, indigeneity, sexuality); migration; rights and political theory; laws and institutions/transitional justice; the role of non-state actors; war/atrocities/mass violence; conflict resolution; humanitarian aid; social movements; health/ environment; culture/film/literature/art/representation. The broad scope of this search is meant to indicate our interest in candidates with innovative and interdisciplinary research agendas that would supplement and enhance existing research and teaching in the field of human rights. Geographic focus is open but we especially welcome applications from candidates whose work addresses human rights in Africa, the Middle East, East or Southeast Asia, or indigenous nations.

Required qualifications: Ph.D. or terminal degree in the appropriate field is required by the start of the appointment. The successful candidate(s) will show a strong commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching.

Candidates will be evaluated according to: a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarship or other creative work, b) relevance of their research to the units’ academic priorities, c) evidence of commitment to teaching, and d) strength of recommendations.

All applicants must apply online. To be considered for this position, please click the "apply" button and follow the instructions. You will be given an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a letter of intent and curriculum vitae. Additional documents must be attached by accessing your “My Activities” page. The following materials must be attached to your online application: 1) letter of intent, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) one article length writing sample or the equivalent. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three letters of evaluation sent to . Additional materials may be requested at a later date.

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2015, and will be accepted until the position is filled.
  • Link below says "this job is no longer available".  Does anybody know if that is a mistake, or if it's been removed intentionally?

University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst. Professor - Race, Indigeneity, Gender, Sexuality (Open Field - Multiple Positions) -  CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

  • The College of Liberal Arts invites applications for full-time, tenure-track and tenured faculty members at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor for positions to begin Fall 2016. Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, tenured associate professor, or tenured professor, depending on qualifications and experience and consistent with collegiate and University policy. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience.
  • We are seeking individuals whose work focuses on the causes of, and responses to, structural inequality and on the role that difference plays in social, cultural, economic and political life. One of the positions will be a tenured position in the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies. The remaining three positions will be tenure-track positions in one of the RIGS departments (African American and African Studies; American Studies; American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; Chicano and Latino Studies; and Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies), with joint appointments expected with other CLA departments. The department affiliations will be determined by the chosen candidate(s) in consultation with the respective unit heads, the director of RIGS, and the appropriate CLA associate dean(s).
  • We are seeking candidates whose research agendas focus on topics and questions concerning African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Chicanas/os, Latinas/os with interests in the intersecting categories of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, class, gender, sexuality. Candidates should be either currently engaged or potential leaders in the field, with an intellectually transformative, diverse, and robust research agenda. We welcome applications from candidates who employ a wide variety of approaches, including qualitative or quantitative methods, and critical and comparative scholarship. The selected candidate must have a doctoral degree by the time of the appointment, an established record of scholarship, and evidence of teaching excellence in undergraduate and/or graduate education, as well as demonstrated commitments to interdisciplinary scholarship and/or collaboration.
  • This posting is for individuals applying for this position at the tenure-track assistant professor level. To apply for this position at the tenured associate professor or tenured professor level in the Department of Chicano and Latino Studies, please search for job posting 304159.
  • All applicants must apply online. To be considered for this position, please go to http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/employment/. You will be given an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a letter of application and curriculum vitae. Additional documents must be attached by accessing your “My Activities” page. The following materials must be attached to your online application: (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) sample of scholarly work of no more than 40 pages, (4) philosophy of teaching statement, (5) research statement, and (6) contact information for three academic references as separate attachment in “My Activities.” If applicable, candidate may also include a concise statement on relevant administrative and/or research grant experience. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. We will be unable to return application materials to a candidate.
  • Inquiries about the position should be directed to Catherine Squires, RIGS Director, at squir050@umn.edu.
  • LINK to Apply: Available through INDEED.COM - Job ID: 304150; see also AAA Jobs Database
  • Applications received by October 1, 2015 will receive first consideration; but applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled.
  • I have heard nothing. I have to imagine it will take a while because of the complexity of these hires (multiple departments involved and potentially the other CLA departments). It looks like the ad is still up on the UMN site.
  • Finalists contacted via email for on campus interviews. (12/31)
  • References contacted for letters of recommendation (11/17)
    • How do you know references were contacted? Does it show anywhere on the application website?
    • This is the orginal poster-- one of my references contacted me to let me know.
  • Are the reference contacts only for the Assistant Professor rank? Have any senior rank folks had their references contacted?  

University of Washington Bothell (WA) - Legal Studies – TT Assistant Professor - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic educators capable of integrating research, teaching, and practice in the field of legal studies.
  • Preference will be given to candidate with expertise in one or more of these areas: indigenous studies; environmental justice; discrimination; queer studies; immigration; disability studies. Candidates should be prepared to teach “Introduction to Law” and related courses such as “Public Policy and Law” and “Institutions and Social Change.”
  • Record of teaching excellence, evidence of commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and PhD or JD or foreign equivalent terminal degree required at time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • IAS houses fourteen undergraduate majors, including degrees in Law, Economics, and Public Policy and Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior. It also offers Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies and Policy Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics. IAS as a whole stresses links among fields and methods of inquiry. UW Bothell has one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State: 64% of our incoming students are underrepresented minorities or first generation college attendees; 35% are Pell Grant eligible; 8% are international. We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve.
  • Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy, and should be prepared to teach upper-division core courses that introduce students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum.
  • Successful candidates will show evidence of meaningful engagement with diversity in previous teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service, and the potential to address questions of diversity in IAS and/or their field.
  • For more information about IAS, UW Bothell, and the position, go to http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/, or e-mail the search committee chair, Professor Keith Nitta: kanitta@uw.edu.
  • Applications should include a letter addressing the candidate’s scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in IAS; CV; statement of research interests and research sample; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier, statement about demonstrated commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. Email applications should be sent as one electronic file to uwbiasfs@uw.edu. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the search process.
  • Preferred deadline: 19 October 2015.

University of Utah (UT) - Multiple Open Rank Positions - Families and Health (incl. Ethnic Studies)Edit

As part of an interdisciplinary cluster hire, the University of Utah is seeking applicants for multiple tenure-track or tenured faculty positions (open-rank) related to how the family system can be utilized to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families. Scholars will engage with a consortium that currently brings together faculty from 11 departments across 5 colleges. See http://www.utah.edu/faculty/c-fahr/. Positions will begin in July 2016.

All candidates should have an excellent and sustained record of research, a demonstrated ability to generate extramural funding, teaching interests in the area, and experience in working across disciplines commensurate with their career stage. Faculty appointments will be affiliated with one or more of the following departments and/or programs: Anthropology, Communications, Economics, Ethnic Studies, Family and Consumer Studies, Family and Preventive Medicine, Health Kinesiology and Recreation, Geography, Nursing, Psychology, Sociology, and Huntsman Cancer Institute.

We anticipate at least three new hires with expertise in one or more of the following areas:

1) Quantitative Methods in the Study of Families and Health. Preferred emphases include statistical modeling of longitudinal data structures related to familial, life span, historical, or dyadic processes. Candidates must also have substantive research interests related to families and health (e.g., familial/genetic, social, psychological, communication, public policy, or economic mechanisms influencing health).
2) Family-Based Intervention and/or Dissemination and Implementation. Scholars who design, evaluate, implement, and/or disseminate family-based behavioral interventions related to health (e.g., improving family communication, clinical trials, health-care delivery, precision medicine, cost effectiveness).
3) Social Networks and Health. Scholars who have expertise in modeling social network processes (e.g., formation, diversity, or contagion in the context of the development or maintenance of physical health problems; diffusion and adoption of health-related information and behavior within and outside of family systems).
4) Diverse Families, Culture, and Social Determinants. Scholars devoted to studying how the health of families (beliefs, practices, needs, preferences, outcomes) is affected by their cultural, ecological, and economic contexts. Topics of particular interest include minority health, diverse family structures, global health, and understanding the mechanisms underlying socio-cultural differences in family health, including expertise with historically under-served and marginalized groups and/or rural populations.

The University of Utah is a PAC -12 institution located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains. With an enrollment of 31,000 students, it is Utah’s flagship university and provides strong support for faculty research. The University of Utah is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and educator. Minorities, women, veterans, and those with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified veterans. Reasonable disability accommodations will be provided with adequate notice. For additional information about the University’s commitment to equal opportunity and access see: http://www.utah.edu/nondiscrimination/.

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.

  • Special Instructions for Candidates: Please submit a letter detailing the position(s) that you are interested in and your preferred home department(s). In addition, applicants should provide a CV, statements of research and teaching interests that address their experience and interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and representative reprints or preprints of publications. Applicants should provide letters or the names, institutions, and email addresses of three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2015. Positions open until filled. For inquiries, please contact Rebecca Utz (Rebecca.Utz@soc.utah.edu) or Cindy Berg (Cynthia.Berg@psych.utah.edu).

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Department of Sociology, Open Area (2 Positions) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Wesleyan University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professorships beginning Fall, 2016. Areas include, but are not limited to, food; education; transnational migration and diaspora; and the politics of knowledge production. In addition to Introductory Sociology, ability to teach Sociological Theory and/or Sociological Analysis is a plus. The department encourages applicants with critical and interdisciplinary approaches to social inquiry. The teaching load is 2/2. Wesleyan values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers a generous sabbatical program and competitive salaries and benefits.

VISITING POSITIONS / LIMITED-TERM APPOINTMENTS in Ethnic Studies and Related FieldsEdit

College at Brockport, SUNY (NY) - Visiting Assistant Professor - 3 Year Renewable - African and African American StudiesEdit

Visiting Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies (AAS).  3-year renewable faculty position in the AAS Department of The College at Brockport (State University of New York), to start August 2016.  Successful candidate must hold a PhD in Africana Studies or a related field, with demonstrated expertise in EITHER Modern African/Caribbean History and Culture OR in Contemporary African American Social Issues.

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach courses in their areas of expertise, as well as in introductory courses such as Institutional Racism or Introduction to African American Studies.  They should also show potential for high quality scholarship and the ability to effectively mentor and advise AAS students.

The College at Brockport is a SUNY comprehensive college of 8,000 students, located 16 miles from downtown Rochester NY, and 45 miles east of Buffalo NY.  The Department of African and African American Studies has actively promoted the Africana perspective on our campus since 1970, offering both a major and a minor in AAS. We seek a colleague who can help us build on that tradition and energize our program for the twenty-first century.  

The teaching load for this position is four courses per semester.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications. We offer a collegial and supportive environment for any African Studies scholar.

  • For best consideration, applicants should submit a cover letter and CV by January 30, 2016.  Writing samples and letters of reference will be requested later in the process and should not be sent at this point. Submit materials to www.brockportrecruit.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=52495 .  Inquiries about the position are welcome and may be addressed to the department chair at rkurtz@brockport.edu or 585-395-2474.

Lawrence University (WI) - Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies (one year, part-timeEdit

Lawrence University seeks applications for a one-year, half-time appointment as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies with a strong background in ethnic studies or sociology with a focus on race and ethnicity. PhD in hand is preferred but ABD's will be considered as well.  The half-time appointment would begin on September 1.

Lawrence is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, WI. Competitive candidates for this appointment will be committed to excellence in teaching.  Responsibilities are participating in the Ethnic Studies program, and developing and teaching three courses at the introductory, intermediate or advanced level that complement current course offerings.  

Lawrence is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents. We strongly encourage candidates who can contribute to diversity at Lawrence to apply. See the Lawrence Careers website for more information about Lawrence and its surrounding community. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity. All candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.

Other perks include: cost-free faculty housing, and partial or limited benefits. For partial benefits, one must teach three courses, a minimum of one course over three terms. Partial benefits include all benefits with the exception of long term disability and tuition remission. For limited benefits, one must teach three courses, but do not need to teach all three terms (for example, 2 courses in Term I and 1 course in Term III). Limited benefits are eligible for health insurance only.

  • Applicants should apply online by submitting a cover letter, C.V., graduates transcripts (copies are acceptable), separate statements on teaching philosophy and research interests directly to their application; with the application having a five attachment maximum, please send any additional attachments to HumanResources@lawrence.edu to be uploaded to your application. Applicants should provide the names and contact information of 2-3 references. Candidates are encouraged to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could participate in the growth of the Ethnic Studies program as well as Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.  Review of applications to begin immediately; for full consideration, all materials should be submitted by May 1, 2016. For further information contact Carla Daughtry (carla.daughtry@lawrence.edu), Chair of the Ethnic Studies Program.

Northern Michigan University (MI) - Assistant Professor/Native American Studies/Three Year TermEdit

Responsible for teaching introductory and advanced courses in Native American Studies, professional development and scholarship, and service. These courses may be offered on campus or off campus via distance education employing multiple technologies.

Knowledge, skills, abilities or attributes required. Proficiency or the willingness to become proficient, in utilizing instructional technologies. Ability to develop and deliver curriculum. Good oral and written communication skills. Good interpersonal skills. Ability to meet the demands of the position in a timely manner. Ability to assess student learning outcomes.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience teaching in higher education, preferably in Native American Studies. Ability to develop and refine Native American Studies courses, mentor students, and assist with outreach efforts in these areas on campus and in the wider community. Qualified to teach Anishinaabe language. Familiarity with tribal cultures of the Great Lakes Region. Experience in working with a diverse student population, especially American Indian students. Demonstrated commitment to social justice. Posting Date: 10-14-2015

  • Closing Date: 11-29-2015.


University of Houston (TX) - Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) - Visiting ScholarsEdit

The University of Houston’s Center for Mexican American Studies is soliciting applications for its Visiting Scholars Program for the next academic year. All interested scholars from relevant disciplines are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. Visiting Scholars receive a salary appropriate to rank and are expected to be in residence during the academic year. Priority consideration will be given to applicants who have specializations in both Mexican and Mexican American Studies and who have an interest in remaining at the University of Houston in a tenured or tenure track position after their one year residency as the CMAS Visiting Scholar is completed. Deadline for submission is April 1st.

Additional information about the CMAS Visiting Scholar can be obtained by contacting the Director at paquiroz@uh.edu.

  • Update: Applicants were asked to submit application electronically by April 22
  • Rejection: May 18
  • Offer:

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity - American Culture Studies (AMCS) - SHORTLISTINGEdit

The Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University (AMCS) invites applications for our Postdoctoral Fellowship in Inequality and Identity position, renewable annually for up to two years contingent upon satisfactory performance; expected start date is July 1, 2016.  AMCS is an endowed program in Arts & Sciences that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences.  It offers an undergraduate major, a PhD certificate program, a Master’s program, and a wide array of collaborative research and teaching activities, seeking to build community among students of American culture from many fields.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose research and teaching (1) have a strong theoretical emphasis, but at the same time are deeply engaged with ethnographic, material, and/or historical particulars; and (2) center on the study of inequality, hierarchy and power, especially as they pertain to matters of identity, membership, and exclusion.  Candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2012, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2016.  The Fellow will receive a salary of $50,000 per year, plus benefits and a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend.

Applications were due by Dec. 20, 2015.  For more information and How to Apply, please see our website at http://amcs.wustl.edu

  • Updated February 11, 2016: Due to the extremely high volume of applicants, the winter holidays, and semester scheduling conflicts, the Selection Committee is still reviewing applicant materials. We hope to be contacting the semi-finalists by mid to late February and scheduling Skype or phone interviews during the last full week of this month. We are currently looking to host the Finalist(s) on campus for a visit during the week of March 21st.

SEE ALSO: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2015-16Edit

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