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- For jobs in Ethnic American Literature (including Asian-American, Latino/a and Native American) that start in 2015, see Ethnic American Lit. 2017. For jobs in African-American Literature, see African American 2017.
- 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 2016-17.
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Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - African-American / Africana StudiesEdit
Boston College (MA) - Race, Religion, and the African Diaspora (Open Rank - 2 Positions)Edit
Boston College’s African and African Diaspora Studies Program (AADS) invites applications for two open-rank, open field core faculty positions in race, religion, and the African Diaspora, to begin in August 2017. There will be two jointly appointed positions, one in the Department of Theology and the other in another cooperating department. In theology, we are seeking a scholar with competency in systematic/constructive theology, ethics, comparative theology, liberation theology, feminist theology, or black theology. For the second position, we are seeking a scholar in fields such as religion, religious studies, African diaspora studies, history, art history, sociology, anthropology, political science, comparative literature, ethnic studies, and women’s and gender studies who specializes in the religious experiences of African-descended people. We envision successful candidates teaching classes such as Introduction to African and African Diaspora Religions; Religion in Africa; Varieties of Black Religious Experience; Race, Religion, and Social Justice; and Introduction to Black Theology. The AADS Program has six core faculty members and twelve affiliate faculty members working in English, History, Communication, Sociology, Theology, Romance Languages and Literatures, and Philosophy. In 2016–2017, we will also be searching for another core faculty member who specializes in African American Literature and Culture to be jointly appointed with the English Department.
Successful candidates will have an active research and publication profile, a record demonstrating excellence in teaching, and PhD or the equivalent in a relevant field by August 2017. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vita, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and three letters of recommendation.
- Applicants must be submitted via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/36597. Review of applications will begin on October 1st and continue until the positions are filled.
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2016-2017
Boston University (MA) - George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies and Director of the African American Studies ProgramEdit
The African American Studies Program at Boston University invites applications for the George and Joyce Wein Chair in African American Studies and Director of the African American Studies Program, beginning July 1, 2017. This search is pending final budgetary approval. This will be a joint appointment at the tenured full professor level with the candidate’s disciplinary home in any of the departments within the College of Arts & Sciences. For a list of departments, please visit http://www.bu.edu/cas/academics/departments/. We are looking for an established colleague with leadership capacity and an outstanding record of teaching and research on the experiences of African Americans and/or African-descended peoples in the Americas. Boston University expects excellence in teaching and research and is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and a multicultural learning environment.
Initial applications should be submitted to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7375 and include 1. A cover letter addressed to Professor Anita Patterson, Chair of the Search Committee, describing your teaching and research interests and professional experience and 2. A curriculum vitae. References and letters may be requested at a later date.
- Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
Boston University (MA) - Religions of the African Diaspora (Assoc. or Full Prof.) - CANCELLEDEdit The Department of Religion at Boston University invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor or Professor to begin July 1, 2017, pending budgetary approval. We seek a senior scholar of religions of the African diaspora (including North American, Caribbean, black church studies, urban and new religious movements, conjure and popular religion) able to teach courses at the introductory and advanced/graduate levels that contribute to an academic religious studies curriculum. The area of specialty is open, including PhDs in the study of religion or from scholars with cognate interests in Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, History, Sociology, or other disciplines. The Department of Religion at BU boasts a dynamic and research-active faculty with scholarly and teaching interests in Islam, early Judaism and Christianity, American religious history, comparative religions, and social theory.
Please submit a CV and cover letter to https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7714 by October 17, 2016. Letters of recommendation may be requested at a later date.
Brown University (RI) - TT Asst. Professor - Africana Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Africana Studies at Brown University invites applications for a junior scholar in a tenure-track position specializing Sub-Saharan Africa. The successful candidate should have expertise in twentieth century political, social, and cultural studies of Sub-Saharan Africa with a regional rather than a specific country focus. Candidates must have their Ph.D. or equivalent in hand by the start date of 1 July 2017.
This position carries the possibility of an additional appointment as a Brown University Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Fellow, which would support a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship prior the tenure-track assistant professor appointment. The goal of Brown's Andrew W. Mellon Gateway Fellowship is to support the early career development of scholars from historically underrepresented groups as well as those with a demonstrated commitment to eradicating racial disparities in higher education.
Candidates must hold a PhD in their respective field at time of appointment and will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses as well as conduct research in their area.
Interested candidates must send a letter of application, syllabi and/or detailed descriptions of courses, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) and three letters of reference.
All submissions must be uploaded into Interfolio, https://apply.interfolio.com/35415
- Complete applications received by October 15, 2016, will be given full consideration.
- Also posted at African/Middle East History 2016-17
- Skype interviews conducted last week (11/5)
- Any update on this?
- Rejection E-mails mailed out (11/30)
Bucknell University (PA) - TT Faculty Position in Africana/Black Performance StudiesEdit
Bucknell University invites applications for a full-time, open rank, tenure-track faculty position in Africana Studies beginning fall semester of the 2017-18 academic year. Bucknell University seeks to hire a dynamic educator who is committed to teaching and creative practice that integrates Africana (African, African-American, and/or African diasporic) studies with performance studies. Our chief concern is not with a specific arts disciplinary specialization, but rather with attracting an artist-teacher-scholar with an Africana Studies orientation, who is eager to work with students and faculty in creative, collaborative, interdisciplinary, imaginative, and original ways. Expertise of the successful candidate includes but is not exclusive to one or more of the following areas: theater, dance, museum studies, creative writing, cultural studies, music, ethnomusicology, multi-media performance, performance art, performance pedagogy, community-based performance, digital storytelling, performance for social change, and/or mediated communication in art, film, and transmedia.
The successful candidate will be charged with contributing to curriculum development and student practice in Africana Studies and arts with an interdisciplinary focus and community-engaged research and pedagogy. S/he will have engaged in interdisciplinary teaching, research, and learning in experimental ways, ideally in a liberal arts setting, and will be prepared to offer courses that uphold and challenge traditions. The ideal candidate will show evidence in his/her performance, scholarly work, and/or teaching of an ability to bring diverse perspectives to bear on questions of justice and equality. S/he will be dedicated to pursuing appropriate professional career objectives. Appropriate professional and/or academic credentials and experience required. An MFA or Ph.D. is required. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Application materials must include a cover letter (including a link to a creative portfolio), CV, and three confidential letters of recommendation.
- Review of applications will begin in late summer and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information and to apply, http://apply.interfolio.com/35700.
- Also posted at Theatre 2016-2017
Bucknell University (PA) - Black Atlantic and/or African Diaspora (Open Rank) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
- Seek[ing] a historian with a focus on the Black Atlantic and/or African diaspora.
- We invite applications for a tenure-track appointment beginning fall 2017. 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, 2017.
- Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio ByCommittee: https://apply.interfolio.com/36753
- Interested candidates must submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarship, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 3, 2016. The position is open until filled.
- Also posted at North American History 2016-17
- Any updates?
- [11/21] Skype interviews in progress
California State University Bakersfield (CA) - Two positions: Latina/o Studies and African American Studies (open rank)Edit
Description and Responsibilities: CSUB is hiring two full-time Ethnic Studies faculty, housed within Interdisciplinary Studies. Acknowledging the recent report from the CSU Taskforce on the Advancement of Ethnic Studies and building on measures implemented through current NEH grant funding, CSUB is dedicated to developing the Ethnic Studies program whose mission is to advance the interdisciplinary and comparative study of race and ethnicity within global, national, and local contexts. The program promotes community engagement and explores the experiences of historically disenfranchised groups in the United States and of diasporic communities in the California San Joaquin Valley. We invite candidates who will actively contribute to this mission and complement/expand current programmatic strengths. We seek colleagues who focus on African American or Latina/o Studies and who will assist in developing all aspects of the Ethnic Studies program at CSUB. We welcome those whose work crosses disciplinary boundaries, represents new approaches to Ethnic Studies, and/or contributes to better understanding/connecting with populations in the surrounding communities. Candidates will be expected to work with student groups and promote Ethnic Studies across campus and in the community through outreach, service learning, programming, or other measures. Selected candidates will teach at all undergraduate levels and at graduate levels as demand dictates. Typical faculty duties include teaching and developing courses, maintaining an active research agenda, advising students, committee service, and other university requirements. Tenure home will be within Interdisciplinary Studies. Candidates will be contributing members across campus and may be scheduled to teach courses in schools/departments that align with their particular realms of expertise. Teaching Load: 3/3 for first two years of probationary employment, then 4/4 per contract guidelines.
Qualifications: 1) Ph.D. in relevant field by time of appointment for Assistant Professor with sufficient experience for consideration at higher ranks; 2) Ability to develop and teach Ethnic Studies courses at all levels, including African American or Latina/o Studies; 3) Commitment to engaging diverse student and community populations through service learning, outreach, and campus programming; 4) Commitment to program development through student support and recruitment; 5) Ongoing research program in applicant's discipline or field
Preferred qualifications: 1) Experience with interdisciplinary programs; 2) Area of focus that contributes to better understanding/connecting with local populations; 3) Ability to offer courses relevant to other programs served in Interdisciplinary Studies (i.e. Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Film Studies; etc.).
- Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2016, and will continue until filled.
California State University East Bay (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of History - American Diversity and DiasporasEdit
- Tenure track assistant professor in the Department of History, to begin September 2017.
- Candidates must have a demonstrated record of scholarship and teaching pertaining to American diversity and diasporas and communities of color in any period from Atlantic origins to the present.
- Expertise and teaching experience in African American history, with interest in developing public history programs and curricula involving the local community preferred.
- Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to CSUEB's commitment to diversity and excellence.
- A Ph.D. in history or related field is required at time of appointment in September 2017.
- Please see application instructions for the position at: https://apply.interfolio.com/35472
- For full consideration, applications must be submitted by November 1, 2016.
- Also posted at North American History 2016-17
California State University East Bay (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies (African American Studies)Edit
DUTIES OF THE POSITION:The Department of Ethnic Studies is seeking an African Americanist with a focus in Black feminism/womanism and environmental justice/sustainability (broadly defined). The successful candidate will teach coursework within the area of African American Studies with an emphasis on African American feminism/womanism, community engagement, and environmental issues in African American communities. The successful candidate will also teach other coursework as assigned within the Department of Ethnic Studies. The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate with other hires in the Department of History and the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences within the 2017 new hire cohort theme of STEM/STEAM and Community Based Research/Collaboration towards producing and implementing educational models that promote student learning in an integrative approach to community engagement and environmental justice and sustainability. In addition to teaching, all faculty are expected to sustain a record of scholarly work, advise majors, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay may include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Quarter, 2017
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have an earned doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Ethnic Studies, or a related field, at time of appointment. ABD candidates will be considered but must have the required earned doctorate at the time of appointment. Specialization in African American Studies required. Research in feminist theory, Black feminism/womanism, and environmental justice within an African American context as demonstrated by a record of scholarly achievement is required. The Department is also seeking a candidate who has interest and/or experience working with cross-campus initiatives to increase African-American student retention and graduation rates; candidates presenting evidence to this end are preferred. Experience with online coursework preferred. Additional expertise and training in one or more of the following areas is preferred: environmental racism; environmental justice movements; African American feminist/womanist environmental activism; food justice movements; African-American GLBTQ environmental activism; environmental equity; and community engagement. Additionally, candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach effectively. Experience working with a diverse student population, including first generation college students and students whose first language is not English, is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/
- APPLICATION DEADLINE: For full consideration, all materials should be submitted by October 10, 2016. Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/35204
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
Carleton College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Africana Studies with a major emphasis on current African American issues, beginning September 1, 2017. We plan to hire at the assistant professor level; in extraordinary circumstances we would consider an advanced rank applicant.
This position will be at least 60% in the African and African American Studies Program, and up to 40% in a collaborating disciplinary department. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Africana Studies or in a related social science or humanities field, and should have completed their PhD by September 1, 2017.
We seek candidates whose main teaching and research areas are in the field of Africana Studies, and who have thorough knowledge of related models—African Diaspora Studies, Black Studies, African American Studies. The candidate should be able to teach core courses for the Program’s majors and concentrators, have demonstrated excellence in teaching and evidence of effective pedagogy in the discipline, and show promise to grow into a leadership position.
- Visit http://jobs.carleton.edu to complete the online application, including cover letter, job-market paper, statement of teaching philosophy, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. For consideration, all materials must be received by November 1, but we will begin reviewing files as early as September 30, 2016. Shortlisted applicants may be asked for further materials. All preliminary interviews will be held by Skype.
- Any updates? [10/18]X3
- Anything? [11/23/16]
- Nothing here [11/30] (x2)
- Rejection email [12/5] (x2)
College of Wooster (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Africana Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Africana Studies at The College of Wooster seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track position, beginning in fall 2017 at the assistant professor level. We are looking for someone with broad interdisciplinary Africana Studies training in either the Humanities or Social Sciences in Diasporic, preferably Caribbean or Black Latin American Studies. The successful candidate must demonstrate a command of Afrocentric/African-centered theoretical and methodological perspectives and approaches, an ability to teach Africana introductory as well as upper-level courses, and be able to supervise independent research projects as part of The College’s Independent Study requirement. We prefer candidates who will have completed the Ph.D. in the discipline of Africana Studies by the time of appointment, who have had previous college/university teaching experience, and a record of research and publications in the field. Possible courses to be taught cover topics where race, culture, and politics intersect, as well as the varied historical and contemporary experiences of peoples of African descent in the Americas. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (19% domestic students of color and 10% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of unofficial graduate transcripts, evidence of effective teaching (including syllabi and student evaluations), teaching statement, research statement, statement on contributions to diversity in the classroom and/or curriculum, and three reference letters through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/36742. This is a free service to the applicant. Questions may be addressed to Josephine Wright, chair of Africana Studies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Review of applications will begin on October 7, 2016, and will continue until position is filled.
- Campus interviews were held in November [posted ~ 12/13]
Duke University (NC) - TT Asst. Professor - African Studies - INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of African and African American Studies at Duke seeks an Africanist whose work is in any of the following disciplines: History, Political Science, Historical Sociology; including but not limited to research in the areas of Material Cultural Studies; Migration Studies; Development. Focus on sub-Saharan with a preference for East Africa.
Applicants must demonstrate a strong research concentration in African Studies, and be conversant with current methodological and theoretical issues.
- Letters of application and a curriculum vitae should be submitted by November 1, 2016, to the automated job application service, http://www.academicjobsonline.org. All applications received by November 1, 2016, will be guaranteed consideration.
- Also posted at African/Middle East History 2016-17
- Any one know whats happening with this search?
- Received invitation to submit additional materials and interview, Nov 26
- I just submited additional materials. How long between submitting additional materials and interview invitation?
- Any movement here?
- They may have been doing Skype interviews since the ASA.
Fordham University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American Intellectual and Political History - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit
he Department of African and African American Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of African-American Intellectual and Political History as well as Pan-Africanism and Global diasporic movements, beginning August 2017 at Fordham’s Lincoln Center Campus.
The successful candidate for the position will be an interdisciplinary scholar of African American History and African Diasporic politics and movements, who can offer courses rooted in these academic areas.
Preference will be given to those candidates whose research reflects a broad perspective on African-American, Pan-African and Diaspora Intellectual and Political History.
We seek candidates with evidence of excellence in teaching and a well-defined research agenda. S/he will be expected to contribute to undergraduate curricular needs in African and African American Studies, International Studies as well as American Studies.
And we invite candidates with an ability to make a positive contribution to the department’s climate fostering inclusiveness, diversity, and LGBTQ awareness.
Interested applicants must submit the following documents via Interfolio: cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation (attention Search Committee), and a dissertation abstract.
- Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/38071
- Deadline for applying is November 18th.
- Also posted at North American History 2016-17
- 12/2--Request for additional materials ("full dossier as well as a writing sample")
- ^ question: in what way is the "full dossier" different than what was requested for the initial application? (What items constitute a "full dossier"?)
Georgetown University (DC) - African-American Studies - Open Rank (Multiple Positions) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
Seizing this pivotal moment in Georgetown’s history, the Department of African American Studies invites applications for at least four open-rank positions￼. This first set of hires inaugurates a multi-year hiring initiative and is an integral part of Georgetown University’s plan to expand African American Studies, and establish a Research Center for Racial Justice. We seek scholars who have an ambitious research agenda, ￼a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, and an earnest desire to help build the newly ￼formed department and participate in other university service. Currently, our strengths lie in ￼African American studies and its intersections with literary studies, sociology, history, and ￼performance studies. Building upon these fields, we seek cross-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary, ￼and trans-disciplinary scholarship that strengthens African American Studies’ capacity in ￼psychology, visual studies, philosophy, government, economics, women’s and gender studies, ￼and law and criminology.
More specifically, we seek applicants whose research interests engage with one of the following topics:
- Structural and cultural causes of and solutions to black inequality
- Black cultural productions and responses to legacies and impacts of slavery, Jim Crow segregation, and imperialism in US institutions
- How Black intersectionality informs equality and social justice
Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in African American Studies or related fields by July 1, 2017. Senior candidates with administrative and departmental leadership interests and experience are especially welcomed. All applicants should specify the rank for which they are applying in the letter of interest.
Applicants without tenure should submit a letter of interest, C.V., writing sample (10,000 words or less), three letters of recommendation, and dissertation abstract (if the candidate is ABD).
Applicants with tenure should submit a letter of interest, C.V., writing sample (10,000 words or less), research statement (current and future projects, or career narrative), and names, telephone numbers, and email addresses for three referees.
Applicants without tenure should submit applications at https://apply.interfolio.com/36591
Applicants with tenure should submit applications at https://apply.interfolio.com/36594
- Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the positions are filled.
- Updates? (10/23)
- references contacted via email for a letter (without any notification to me!) (11/4)
- Presumably you're a senior candidate then? Junior candiates were to have submitted letters of recommendation with the original application. (11/4)
- Any more updates?
- Anything at all on junior candidates yet? [11/23]
- 1st round Skype interviews requested [11/23]
- email rejection [12/1]
- email rejection for junior candidate (12/2) x2 - maybe they are rejecting in waves?
- campus interviews scheduled [12/14]
Ithaca College - (NY) - TT Asst Professor- African Diaspora Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
Ithaca College’s Center for the Study of Culture Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE) invites applications for a tenure eligible Assistant Professor position in African Diaspora Studies.
We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in African Diaspora Studies, Ethnic Studies, Black Studies and/or Gender and Sexuality Studies whose work addresses racial injustice and equity as related to the African Diaspora. The area of specialization is open, however, we are particularly interested in candidates whose scholarship and course offerings engage queer perspectives, gender and/or sexuality using intersectional methodologies. Candidates must be pursuing or have completed a PhD in African Diaspora Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Black Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or closely related field. Advanced ABDs are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to candidates who will have completed their Ph.D. by the time of appointment (August 2017). Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda and evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level. Other responsibilities include co-coordinating the CSCRE’s African Diaspora Studies Minor. We seek candidates who have relevant teaching experience and/or a record of scholar-activism with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants must apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/8587 and attach a letter of application stating scholarly agenda and teaching experience, and a current curriculum vitae. Under separate cover, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to email@example.com using subject title: African Diaspora Studies Search. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000.
- Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 14, 2016.
- [Nov. 11] Any updates?
- [Nov. 15] Campus Interview Scheduled
Lawrence University (WI) - TT Asst. Professor - Ethnic Studies with specialty in African American ExperienceEdit
- See full post below, under Mixed / Open Specialty
The Department of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for two separate tenure-track positions to begin August 15, 2017, with the possibility of hiring one candidate at the rank of associate professor, and the other at the rank of assistant professor.
For the first position, applicants must have a Ph.D. in the social sciences or in an appropriate interdisciplinary field such as African American Studies with a specialization in the social sciences, including but not limited to Sociology and Anthropology.
For the second position the particular disciplinary focus is open; applicants must have completed a Ph.D in an appropriate interdisciplinary field such as African American Studies. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in Literary and Cultural Studies as well as History.
LMU values the teacher-scholar, therefore successful candidates will demonstrate a strong research agenda and an ability to incorporate their research within a variety of courses in African American Studies, such as Introduction to African American Studies, and Research Methods. The Department places a high priority on community engagement, diversity, social justice and inclusive pedagogy in fostering academic excellence. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate how they would develop courses in their area of specialization for incorporation into the University Core curriculum.
The teaching load for tenure track faculty spread across two years is 2-2-2-3, with an expectation to advise students of diverse populations on their academic and professional aspirations, and to engage in University, College, and Departmental service as needed. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to quality, innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.
- To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applicants will begin immediately, with a final application deadline of November 1, 2016 or until filled. Application materials (in pdf format) should be emailed to AFAMFacultySearch@lmu.edu (preferred) or to mailing address: Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, Ph.D., Acting Chair, Department of African American Studies, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 4700, Los Angeles, CA 90045
- Acknowledgement received 11/10
- Any updates?
- i haven't heard anything yet (11/29)
- Phone/Skype Interview (1/18)
The Department of Africology and African American Studies seeks to hire a tenure track faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate will hold a doctoral degree in African American Studies, or a related liberal arts or social science discipline. We will consider all areas of specialization, but have a particular interest in the African diaspora. Studies of the African diaspora may include interests in language, politics, history, race relations, education, cultural traditions, and Pan Africanism. We are particularly open to someone who could teach and research in the areas of the political and social dimensions of the African practices of independence, self-determination, and freedom, especially in the Americas, e.g., Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Jamaica, Haiti, Cuba, Surinam, Guyana, Panama, Bahamas, and other nations. The ideal candidate should be fluent in English and at least one other language from the region (Portuguese, Spanish, French, Haitian Krèyol, etc). The applicant should be knowledgeable of important African ideas on these themes and have the ability to teach effectively. Courses will include mainly undergraduate classes, although some graduate teaching may be possible. Applicants must have excellent teaching evaluations. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester. The candidate must have an active research agenda consistent with working in a highly competitive department.
A Ph.D. is required. Salary negotiable. Appointment is on the tenure track. Temple University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.
- Candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, letters from three academic referees, and a short writing sample (no more than 20 pages) by October 25, 2016 to: Dr. Molefi Kete Asante, Chair, Department of Africology and African American Studies, Temple University, 1115 W. Polett, Philadelphia, Pa. l9122 or to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Rejection email received.
Tulane University (LA) - TT Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology (and Africana Studies)Edit
The Anthropology Department of Tulane University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in cultural anthropology, beginning July 1, 2017. The successful candidate will hold a joint appointment with the Program in Africana Studies. We seek candidates whose research/teaching interests complement those of our current faculty and who can teach courses focusing on the greater Caribbean, including the Gulf South, and on the African diaspora in the Americas, including the role of ideas about race in shaping regional cultures. An active research program and willingness to facilitate student access to fieldwork are highly desirable. Teaching responsibilities will include four courses per year, at least one of which will be a general introduction to cultural anthropology. Two courses per year will be interdisciplinary courses offered through the Africana Studies Program. Individuals whose teaching portfolio includes mentoring diverse students will be given priority consideration.
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology, a commitment to innovative undergraduate teaching, and an ongoing program of research.
Instructions to Applicant: All application materials must be submitted online at https://apply.interfolio.com/37539; required materials include (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a teaching statement outlining courses you propose to teach and evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) the names of three references.
- Review of applications begins immediately. Completed applications received by December 10, 2016 will receive full consideration.
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017
The Africana Studies Program in the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures at the University of Arizona invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies (tenure track) position beginning on August 14, 2017 with an expertise in African American Studies or Africana Studies and a concentration in any of the following areas:
- Hip Hop Studies (including Global Hip Hop Cultures i.e. Francophone or Spanish and Portuguese)
- African American Diaspora Religions
- African American Diaspora Performance (music, dance and theater)
Candidates with expertise in both Hip Hop Studies and African American Religion or African Diaspora Religion are of particular interest. We seek a candidate with a strong commitment to research and publication and demonstrated evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a dedication to social justice. We are especially interested in a candidate with affinity towards online teaching, digital humanities, digital Africana Studies, multimedia technology, as well as the ability to teach large lecture courses (in person and/or online). Preference will be given to those with experience in digital humanities, online teaching experience, or using a variety of innovative teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to respond to the needs of a diverse student body.
Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the Modern Language Association annual Convention in Philadelphia or via Skype in January 2017.
The Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona is the first in the nation to offer an undergraduate minor in Hip Hop Studies. The Program offers a BA with tracks in African American History, Culture, and Aesthetics; Performance, Media, and Digital Africana Studies; and Comparative Global African Diaspora. Africana Studies collaborates closely with a wide variety of units throughout the University, including Religious Studies; History; French and Francophone Studies; Theatre, Film and Television; Gender and Women’s Studies; Education; and Business. To learn more about our Program, visit http://africana.arizona.edu.
- LINK to Apply: https://uacareers.com/postings/14256
- Review Begins On: 11/07/2016.
University of Michigan (MI) - TT Assistant Professor in British, French, and/or Spanish Caribbean StudiesEdit
The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in British, French, and/or Spanish Caribbean studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research and teaching demonstrate intersectional or cross-disciplinary historical, cultural, or literary interests in the areas of queer studies, popular culture and performance studies, Afro-Latino studies, or the 17th-18th-century Caribbean.
This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2017. Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant humanities or social sciences field prior to appointment. Candidates should be qualified to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses and graduate seminars that show both a breath of knowledge of the region and specific areas of focus. The successful candidate will complement the strengths of existing faculty and be positioned to grow the field of Caribbean studies in and beyond our department.
Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, three letters of reference, and evidence of teaching excellence. Application material should be uploaded via Applicant Stack using the link provided: https://daas-lsa.applicantstack.com/x/apply/a2djdb9noai9 .
- The deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 15, 2016.
- Also posted at Anglophone 2017
- Any news? [11/30]
- Skype interviews completed [12/22]; Any post-Skype updates?
University of Michigan-Dearborn (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - African and African-American StudiesEdit
The African and African American Studies (AAAS) program at the University of Michigan-Dearborn invites applications for a scholar whose research examines socioeconomic inequality and the political economy of race with a focus on African American communities in the U.S. and the larger African Diaspora. This is a tenure track position at the assistant professor rank, a joint hire with a primary appointment in AAAS and a secondary appointment in an allied discipline within the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters best suited to the candidate’s credentials. (For candidates seeking a secondary appointment in economics the ability to offer courses in macroeconomic theory is required).
We seek a candidate with a Ph.D.; expertise in quantitative research methods is preferred along with a commitment to teaching excellence and demonstrated research potential. We particularly encourage applications from those whose work encompasses the Black experience in the U.S. AAAS at UM-Dearborn is an interdisciplinary program offering a major and a minor. Areas of focus might include Black labor force participation, the Black middle class, the causes and impacts of mass incarceration, the political and economic consequences of demographic shifts such as Black suburbanization and the return to the South, and Black-Latino and other inter-ethnic relations. Duties include developing and teaching courses in the candidate’s areas of expertise and teaching the core introductory courses. The usual teaching load is three courses per semester on an eight-month contract, with additional opportunities for summer teaching and course releases.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must meet university standards for appointment at the assistant professor rank, including having earned a Ph.D., established a record of publications or demonstrated potential to establish such a record, and achieved a level of competence in teaching African or African American Studies and courses within their discipline area of expertise. The appointee will be expected to maintain an active program of scholarship in his/her areas of specialization.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Research interests/expertise in areas that support the pedagogical objectives and global/ Diasporan research directions of AAAS, as summarized above.
Educational methods and approaches that cultivate a high level of student engagement, initiative, collaborative learning and research, and community outreach.
Readiness to assume the AAAS director’s role or leadership tasks on a rotating basis with other faculty members in the unit.
- Application Deadline: December 1, 2016. For more information and to apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/35995
University of New Hampshire (NH) - TT Assistant Professor of Africana and African American Feminist StudiesEdit
The Women’s Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position of Africana and African American feminist studies to start fall 2017.
Additional Job Information: The University of New Hampshire supports a learning environment in which qualified individuals of differing perspectives, life experiences, and cultural backgrounds pursue goals with mutual respect and a shared spirit of inquiry.
Please apply online using our PeopleAdmin program. Instructions are available at https://jobs.usnh.edu. Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and a writing sample. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be uploaded by your referees. Once your application is complete and submitted, your list of references will be notified to submit letters via the jobs.usnh.edu portal.
Posting Number/Job Order #PF0008FY17
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications: Teaching and research should be interdisciplinary; we are particularly interested in candidates with one or more of the following subfields of interest: queer studies, feminist theory, critical race studies, carceral studies, or post-colonial studies. Ph.D. required; degree in Women’s studies preferred. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and social justice. The person hired will be expected to show promise of scholarly excellence, as well as a commitment to teaching at every level.
Quick Link to Posting http://jobs.usnh.edu:80/postings/22508
- Closing Date: 10/01/2016.
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
The Interdisciplinary Degree Program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in African American and African Diaspora Studies to start in August 2017. We are particularly interested in candidates who possess expertise in intersectional or interdisciplinary historical, cultural, or media studies approaches to one or more of the following areas: black feminist theory, queer studies, performance studies, the African diaspora, or Blacks in the US West. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Africana Studies, African American Studies or in a related social science or humanities field.
The Interdisciplinary Degree Program is a spirited academic unit that houses Interdisciplinary Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Transnational Studies that provides students with the critical tool of being able to utilize a mode of inquiry (interdisciplinarity) that is generally not available from traditional academic disciplines. The ability of students to cross-disciplinary boundaries and negotiate epistemological differences is a critical one in the new millennium. Students can earn degrees (major) in the following areas: Multidisciplinary and Social Science Studies; Gender & Sexuality Studies; African American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Asian Studies. They can minor in: Gender & Sexuality, African American, Latin American, Asian, Latina/o, American Indian & Indigenous, or Gerontology Studies.
Posting Number: 17035
This position requires a PhD in Africana Studies or in a related social science or humanities field from a regionally accredited college or university by start date August 1, 2017.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
- Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on December 1, 2016. Materials should be addressed to Brandon J. Manning, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or email@example.com.
- Skype Interview Invitation (January 18th)
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Oregon is seeking a scholar with teaching and research interests in Black feminist theory and feminist theories of race, particularly as race intersects with sexualities and gender. The Department is especially interested in scholars whose work engages feminist thought broadly defined, with emphasis on critical race studies; queer of color critique; transnational feminisms; colonial, decolonial, and postcolonial thought; or other relevant bodies of theory. The Department is also interested in candidates with experience working with African American students and African-American communities. We are open to a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological approaches. We are particularly interested in applicants trained in feminist, women’s, and gender studies and African American Studies, although we welcome applications from those trained in other fields in the humanities and social sciences that complement existing strengths among the Department’s tenure and tenure stream faculty. The appointment can be made either at the assistant, associate or full level and is 100 percent within the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies.
The department has strengths in feminist theory; transnational, indigenous, and queer feminisms; and media and technology. The department is working to strengthen and deepen its commitment to intersectional feminist studies. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching Black feminist theories and histories at the undergraduate and graduate level, as well as other courses in the department’s curriculum. The successful candidate may also contribute to our new certificate program on gender-based violence, as well as building a new doctoral program.
Only candidates who will have completed the requirements for the PhD by July 1, 2017 will be considered. The department strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minorities.
The Department of Women’s and Gender Studies search is part of a cluster hire in the University of Oregon’s College of Arts and Sciences. These open-rank searches for tenure-track faculty will bring at least three scholars to a campus expanding its existing expertise in African American Studies in the contexts of Africa and the African Diaspora in twenty-five departments and across six schools and colleges. The University of Oregon will hire a cohort of scholars with complementary strengths and shared interests whose scholarship and teaching will enhance the study of race and ethnicity at UO and beyond and help us work toward establishing a comprehensive curriculum in Black Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.
These hires will occur in several departments, including English, History, and Women’s and Gender Studies. For information about all three searches, please visit our ad in the Chronicle of Higher Ed. (link TBD).
To apply please send a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words as PDFs and three letters of reference should also be submitted to Academic Jobs Online, position 7854.
- We will begin screening applicants on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. We plan on interviewing at NWSA in Montréal in November 2016, conducting additional Skype interviews as necessary, and bringing finalists to campus for interviews in late November through early December 2016.
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
University of North Carolina at Charlotte (NC) - TT Assistant Professor - African Diaspora StudiesEdit
The Department of Africana Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in African Diaspora Studies to start in August 2017. Required qualifications include: Ph.D. in Africana Studies or in a closely related field by date of appointment; evidence of interdisciplinary and transnational approaches in scholarship and teaching; and demonstration of interest in the pursuit of external funding. Special consideration will be given to applicants with demonstrated interest in transnational black experience, migration, community relations, and/or environmental health.
The successful candidate will carry a 2/2 teaching load (pre-tenure); teach general survey, upper division, and graduate courses; maintain regular high-quality publication; seek external funding; advise students; contribute to the governance of the department and the university; and support the community outreach mission of the department. Candidates will be asked during interview to discuss how the topics of diversity and inclusion will be incorporated into their teaching, research and service activities. The finalist for the position is required to complete an authorization for criminal background check.
The Africana Studies Department is a vibrant interdisciplinary academic unit focusing on the study of Africa and the global African Diaspora, including African American life. More information about the department can be found at http://africana.uncc.edu. The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in the state of North Carolina’s largest metropolis.
- Screening of applicants will begin October 3, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be made electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu (position #1502). We are asking applicants to submit a letter of interest that addresses the requirements for this position, teaching statement, curriculum vitae, names of three referees (including email, institutional affiliation, and mailing address), and a writing sample. Three letters of recommendation should be mailed, not later than October 3, to: Chair, African Diaspora Search Committee, Department of Africana Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Garinger Bldg., Room 113, Charlotte, NC 28223.
- Rejection received (10/19)
Portland State University (OR) - Full-Time NTT Senior Instructor 1 - Black Studies/Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Joint-lineEdit
The PSU Departments of Black Studies and Women, Gender, & Sexuality Studies invite applications for a full-time, non-tenure track Senior Instructor I to begin September 16, 2017. This position is a nine-month, renewable joint appointment; the teaching load includes 5 courses in one unit and 4 courses in the other (alternating this schedule between departments annually). The successful candidate will be a feminist educator specializing in Women’s Studies and either Black history or sociology with a focus on race relations and gender. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate introductory and upper-division courses in such areas as women of color in the US; Black Womanism/Feminism; the Black family; and race, class, gender & sexuality. This position reports to both departmental chairs.
Learn more and apply at: https://jobs.hrc.pdx.edu/postings/20815
- Applications due 1/9/17.
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
- Of course this Black and Feminist position has a 5/4 work-load, two bosses, and is non-tenure track.
- I was thinking the exact same thing. I've heard that this department is hostile towards women of color. Based on this job ad it seems like that may be true.
- yeah, even with the full time salary (~50k i think?), this is a lot for one person to hold on that campus - clearly almost every black student would be looking to this person for mentorship!
- they are on the quarter system, so 9 courses over the year is 3/3/3 (still a lot of teaching, but not 5/4)
- My sister is a graduate student in one of these departments and I can confirm that women of color do have a difficult time here, but there presence is very much needed. Whoever gets hired will likely have a difficult time, but will really make a difference!
University of South Florida (FL) - TT Asst. Professor - Race and Society (African American Studies) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies (SIGS) at the University of South Florida invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning on August 7, 2017.
Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in the Social Sciences or Humanities, with a specialization in African American Studies from an accredited institution is required for the position. Preference will be given to candidates whose research and publications focus on African American Politics and Social Thought, Critical Race Theory, or Race and American Society.
Applications from ABDs will be considered, but the degree must be conferred by appointment start date. The teaching load is four courses per academic year. Candidates must be able to teach both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate teaching effectiveness and a promising research agenda.
SIGS is a new academic unit, composed of the former Department of Government and International Affairs (http://gia.usf.edu) and the Department of Africana Studies (africanastudies.usf.edu). It also contains the Institute on Black Life (ibl.usf.edu) and the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean (http://islac.usf.edu).
Applications must be submitted through the University of South Florida Employment website: http://employment.usf.edu (click on Access Careers@USF and choose Faculty as Job Family).
Applicants should attach the following supplemental items to their application: a letter of application; vitae; graduate transcripts; research statement; writing sample of no more than 40 pages; teaching statement; sample syllabi; student evaluations of teaching; and any other evidence of teaching success. All documents must be combined and uploaded as one file. Three letters of recommendation should be sent electronically (to firstname.lastname@example.org) or in hard copy to: Jennifer Vincent, Academic Services Administrator, School of Interdisciplinary Global Studies, University of South Florida, 4202 East Fowler Ave, SOC 107, Tampa, FL 33620.
- Salary is negotiable. Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
- Update: Skype Interview Scheduled 11/27
- Skype interview scheduled 11/23
- Invitation for campus visit extended 12/12, scheduled as of 12/30
University of Southern California (CA) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - African American or Africa Diaspora Studies - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit
The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity, Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California, in Los Angeles, California, is seeking a tenure-track assistant or associate professor in the field of African American or Africa Diaspora Studies with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2017. 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.
- Link to Apply: http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/71540
- We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2016.
- Any updates? (10/13) x2
- Has anyone received an update? (10/26)
- nothing yet! (10/26)
- Does anyone have any info on the status of this search? (11/03)
- Writing Samples Requested
- I'm confused. Weren't writing samples requested in the original application, as per the link above (40p maximum, etc.)? Was this a request for a second writing sample or for a full manuscript? (11/03) x3
- Anything further on the writing sample question? [11/23]
- Still no updates? (12/15)
- still nothing? (1/13)
University of Texas Austin (TX) - TT Assistant Professor of Black Diaspora Circum-Caribbean History - AHA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of African and African Diaspora Studies with the Department of History invite applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor to start Fall 2017. We seek a scholar whose focus is on the Black Diaspora within the Circum-Caribbean region during the 19th and 20th centuries. We welcome applications from scholars of any nation or region in the Circum-Caribbean, with a preference for Spanish-speaking countries. Candidates with an emphasis on studies of gender and/or slavery/post slavery are especially desirable. Successful candidates will be committed to developing innovative undergraduate and graduate courses and programs across both departments.
The selected candidate must have a Ph.D. in hand by September 1, 2017 and demonstrate a successful publishing and research trajectory. Current Assistant Professors should have a solid record as an effective classroom teacher. Duties to include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, developing a strong research program, demonstrating evidence of successful research productivity, directing graduate research and exhibiting a commitment to service to the departments, college, and university. Salary is competitive and is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval. Applicants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups are especially encouraged to apply.
- Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/38430
- Review of applicants will begin October 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews may be conducted at the AHA in Denver.
- Any updates? (11/8)
- Scheduling AHA interviews [posted ~ 12/1]
University of Utah (UT) - TT Open Rank Professor - African American Studies - GOOGLE HANGOUT INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Division of Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure- track assistant professor or tenured open rank professor of African American studies, beginning Fall 2017. Ethnic Studies seeks a candidate from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University of Utah’s academic community. Preferred candidates will be engaged in Black sexualities and/or gender studies and other related fields of research on the African American experience. Tenure will reside in the Division of Ethnic Studies with potential for a joint appointment in the Division of Gender Studies.
Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah, founded in 1976, is an interdisciplinary unit housed in the newly established School for Cultural and Social Transformation, with current faculty drawn from fields and disciplines in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, social work, arts, and education. The School for Cultural and Social Transformation gives Ethnic Studies the opportunity to work collaboratively with the Division of Gender Studies on cluster hires, university-wide teaching initiatives and national research projects. Current job searches in the School include American Indian Studies and a Pacific Islander Studies joint-appointment with Gender Studies.
The University of Utah, a Research-1 public institution with approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students, supports scholarship, community-based research, and teaching. Census data indicate that the Black population in Utah is the fastest growing population among all racial/ethnic groups. In addition, Salt Lake City is home to a diverse and robust array of communities, thus facilitating numerous opportunities for interaction with a range of civic and political organizations, given Salt Lake City’s role as the governmental and social nerve center of the state.
- Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016. Applications received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) samples of scholarly or creative work, not to exceed 40 pages, (4) list of three references at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/57369. PhD, MFA, or other terminal degree in related field is required by start date. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Wilfred Samuels (email@example.com).
- Invitation for Google Hangout (Dec. 5th)
Vanderbilt University (TN) - Tenured Associate to Full Professor in Comparative African DiasporaEdit
Tenured Associate to Full Professor in Comparative African Diaspora in African American and Diaspora Studies at Vanderbilt University; interest in Africa and US especially welcome—though other regions will be considered—as is the intersection of gender. Prior academic administrative experience is particularly a plus, as the candidate will be expected to assume an active leadership role in the unit. Discipline: Open. Ph.D. required. Appointment begins August 2017.
- Please send a cover letter detailing relevant research, teaching and administrative experience, curriculum vitae, six confidential letters of recommendation, and teaching evaluations to T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting at academicjobsonline.org by October 14, 2016.
The Departments of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University seek to hire a scholar whose research and teaching interests focus on race and racial formation in the United States and/or Black Diaspora contexts. The appointment is scheduled to begin July 1st, 2017 and will be at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications.
Applications should include curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, chapter-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Prepare your application materials by logging in to https://apply.interfolio.com/37808 , or, if you don't have an account, create one now.
For questions concerning this search, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not submit applications, or application materials to this email address. Please submit your application via INTERFOLIO.
- Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017
Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Asian-American StudiesEdit
This TT position is intended to strengthen the world history pillar of our existing program. Candidates who specialize in thematic (i.e. Silk Road, empire, religion, Indian Ocean world, etc.) and/or gender history are particularly encouraged to apply.
Ability and willingness to develop and teach a broad range of world history courses (including courses on China, Japan, Korea, the Middle East, South Asia, Silk Road, Revolution, etc.) would be a plus. Responsibilities for this position include teaching world history surveys as well as upper division courses in area of expertise. For more information and to apply online please visit our website at: http://www.csucifacultyjobs.com/ .
- Application review begins on November 1, 2016.
- [Dec 21] Is there any update on this search?
- Also posted at Asian History 2016-17
Northwestern University (IL) - Assistant or Associate Professor in Asian American Studies (Literary Studies)Edit
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY seeks candidates trained in literary studies for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professorship in Asian American Studies. Areas of specialization are open, but scholars whose work focuses on Chinese Americans, Filipino Americans, Japanese Americans, Southeast Asian Americans or Pacific Islanders are especially welcome, as is comparative research compatible with ethnic studies. 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, 2017. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience working with diverse student communities.
- The deadline to submit an application is October 3, 2016. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching interests, writing sample, and references to http://www.asianamerican.northwestern.edu Junior candidates should enter contact information for three letters of recommendation, who will be asked to submit letters by October 7, 2016; tenured candidates should enter contact information of reviewers and send letters only if requested.
- Also posted at Other Ethnic American 2017
The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in the Asian American Studies Department with a specialization in Asian Americans and Government, to commence Fall 2017 semester.
Qualifications: PhD or equivalent terminal degree by August 1, 2017. Specialization in the areas of law, political science, public policy or legal studies Preferred expertise in community organizing, immigration, educational policy, or Chinese American Studies Candidates with bilingual competence in an Asian language are encouraged to apply. In addition to the specific area(s) of specialization for this position, candidates must demonstrate (1) an ability to teach general and comparative Asian American Studies courses (both undergraduate and graduate levels), (2) excellence in curricular development and student advising, (3) commitment to scholarly/professional activities in the field of Asian American Studies, and (4) active participation and ongoing involvement in Asian American communities.
Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor. Salary will commensurate with rank and qualifications.
Submit an application dossier containing the following: a CV, all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, writing/publication samples, three letters of recommendation, and a teaching portfolio that includes a sample syllabi for the course, AAS 213 Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions (refer to the department’s list of courses at http://www.sfsu.edu/~aas). Mail hard copies to:
Asian American Studies Hiring Committee, Search # 35.16
College of Ethnic Studies
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Avenue – EP 103
San Francisco, CA 94132
For further information contact: email@example.com or 415/338-2698
- Application Deadline: December 15, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences seeks to hire a faculty member whose specialization is in Asian American Studies with an open secondary area of competence. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. from an accredited university in Social Science or a related discipline by start of appointment; a commitment to and demonstrated potential for teaching excellence; research productivity or potential, as might be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications or presentations; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and a commitment to program development. Desired qualifications include a strong record of teaching excellence, experience in program development, and a record of service. Those seeking advanced rank must show evidence of Asian American Studies program development, teaching, service, research, and publications appropriate to rank and tenure. Applicants should have an awareness and sensitivity to the educational goals of a diverse multicultural student population through training, teaching, or other similar experience.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate is expected to teach the two-semester General Education course sequence: “Asian Americans in the US: Historical and Political Process” and a course in area of expertise. Other teaching related duties include developing new courses appropriate to an interdisciplinary department and General Education and program assessment. Faculty at SJSU have a four course per semester teaching load; those on the tenure track can expect to have their teaching load reduced during their first years. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda as well as service and shared governance activities appropriate to rank. Candidate must address the needs of a student population that is diverse in terms of age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation. Attention to these needs can be demonstrated through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.
Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 22, 2017
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
- Application Procedure: For full consideration submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three letters of reference with contact information by December 1, 2016 to http://apply.interfolio.com/36136. Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence. Questions may be directed to: Interim Chair Carlos E. Garcia, Department of Sociology & Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, San José State University, One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0122. firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Michigan (MI) - TT Open Rank Professor - Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Department of American Culture and its Program in Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) Studies seek qualified applicants for an open rank tenured or tenure-track faculty appointment in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander American studies with specialization in history, society, and/or culture.
We seek a theoretically sophisticated, rigorous, and interdisciplinary scholar with a strong commitment to contribute to the governance and development of the A/PIA Studies program. Evidence of excellence in teaching and research will be the principal selection criteria.
A Ph.D. degree in any relevant field in the humanities or social sciences is required prior to appointment. We especially encourage applications from junior scholars. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2017.
Candidates should submit a digital application dossier via email attachments to email@example.com. Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file): Cover letter addressed to the Chair, A/PIA Search Committee; Curriculum Vitae; Evidence of scholarship (i.e., writing sample) (maximum 25 pages); Statement of teaching philosophy and experience; Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, course syllabi, teaching awards); Statement of current and future research plans. Letters or Reviewers as follows: Junior candidates should arrange for at least (3) three letters of recommendation to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address. Senior candidates should provide names and contact information of suggested reviewers.
- Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 3, 2016 by midnight Eastern Standard Time.
- Also posted at North American History 2016-17
- Help! I had a sudden moment of panic when I submitted my application in the wee hours of this morning that what they meant for the deadline was literally the midnight OF October 3rd, not midnight ON October 3rd. I.e., that I was 1.5 hours late rather than 22.5 hours early. Crap crap crap. Did anyone else get confused like that? Am I the only one who's an idiot when it comes to reading instructions? :'-(
- Maybe you can take some heart from the ref. to "full consideration" re: deadline? That seems to give a little wiggle room....
- -- Video Interviews Being Scheduled (October 31, 2016)
- 11/3 - Rejection received via email with link to UMich postdoc x2
- Campus Interivews Scheduled (11/21/16)
The University of Utah School for Cultural and Social Transformation, home to the Divisions of Ethnic and Gender Studies, invites applications for an open rank position in Pacific Island Studies. Tenure will be held in the School in either or both Divisions in consultation with the successful candidate. Applicants are encouraged to apply who engage in interdisciplinary or discipline-based research, feminist and/or gender studies, historical, or contemporary dimensions of the Pacific Islands/ Oceania Studies and diaspora. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to research and teaching. The University of Utah values candidates who will contribute to a vibrant scholarly climate. For more details please see: https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/56573
A PhD., MFA or other terminal degree is required by the moment of hire, July 1, 2017. Submit letter of application; curriculum vitae; publication sample; and names and contact information of three references. The position will remain open until filled.
- For full consideration, submit materials by October 15, 2016. For queries contact: Dr. Wanda Pillow email@example.com
- Any word? (12/28)
University of Washington, Seattle (WA) - TT Assistant Professor in Asian American/Pacific Islander StudiesEdit
The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track assistant professors in American Ethnic Studies starting on September 16, 2017. American Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary department engaged in the research and teaching of intersectional, comparative, and transnational studies of American ethnic and racial groups. Applicants should have a PhD degree, or foreign equivalent, preferably in ethnic studies, prior to the start date. Areas of specialization are open but preference will be given to applicants who have research and teaching expertise in the following comparative and interdisciplinary areas of study: Asian American and/or Pacific Islander literary, performance, and cultural studies; Asian American and/or Pacific Islander community and public health studies; Asian American and/or Pacific Islander science and environmental studies; Pacific Northwest history of Asian Americans and/or Pacific Islanders; Asian American and/or Pacific Islander gender and sexuality studies; Japanese American histories of immigration, exclusion and mass-incarceration.
Applicants will be expected to teach four courses per academic year at all levels of college instruction. All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service.
- Priority will be given to applications received on or before December 1, 2016. Semi-finalists will be asked to participate in an interview via Skype, and finalists will be asked to participate in a campus visit. Any inquiries about the position should be directed to the search committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Any word on this? (1/17)
- Skype interviews are this week.
Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Latino/a/x - Chicano/a/x Studies / Hispanic Studies Edit
CI seeks candidates in Chicana/o Studies with strong expertise in one of these two areas: social justice and/or cultural studies. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research and teaching focuses on (in)justice issues, broadly defined, that may include the criminal justice system, prison industrial complex, law and socio-economic inequality; we are also interested in candidates whose interdisciplinary work focuses on discourse analysis and visual critique that blends theory and practice, film, multi-media, art, music, critical race, gender, and queer studies. The candidate is expected to strengthen our commitment to creating interdisciplinary curriculum that focuses on transborder Chicana/o cultural traditions and the formations of social movements. Candidates must have earned a Ph.D or equivalent terminal degree in Chicano/a Studies or related field by the time of appointment.
- For more information and to apply online please visit our website at: http://www.csucifacultyjobs.com. Application review begins on November 1, 2016.
California State University, Los Angeles (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
Starting Date: Fall 2017
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD from an accredited institution of higher education in Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies with a focus on Public Policy with emphasis in government and politics or health/environmental studies, or related field. If ABD, the appropriate doctorate is required for retention beyond the first year of employment.
Demonstrate a record of or the potential for scholarly activity, publication and community engagement/service learning. Demonstrate a record of or the potential for excellence in teaching at a college level, with the ability to teach lower and upper division general education courses, and undergraduate and graduate level courses exploring the intersectionality of race, class and gender in Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, including US and state constitutions, politics/social movements, immigration, health/health disparities, family issues, environmental justice, and surveys of race and ethnicity in the U.S.
The successful candidate will be committed to the academic success of all of our students and to an environment that acknowledges, encourages, and celebrates diversity and differences. To this end, the successful candidate will work effectively, respectfully, and collaboratively in diverse, multicultural, and inclusive settings. In addition, the successful candidate will be ready to join faculty, staff, students, and administrators in our University’s shared commitment to the principles of engagement, service, and the public good.
Preferred Qualifications: A scholar-teacher whose research and teaching focus on the intersectionality of race, class, and gender in Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies with a primary focus on at least one of the following areas: public policy; political science, government policy, health; environmental studies; or a related field. Fit of the applicant’s research with department curricular needs in thematic Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, and/or historical and contemporary social justice issues at the lower-division, upper-division, and graduate level, with strong interest or experience with civic/service learning.
Duties: The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching, research, scholarship and/or creative activity, and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities generally include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions.
In addition to teaching, duties include student advisement, engaging in scholarly activity, and committee service for the Department, the College, and the University. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, including courses in their area of research expertise. The candidate will also teach lower and upper division General Education courses, including the survey of race and ethnicity in U.S., and will engage in service learning and scholarly activities including peer-reviewed publication.
Salary: Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The University: Cal State LA is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. With over 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs led by award-winning faculty, Cal State LA’s dedication to access and excellence has been recognized nationally. Founded in 1947, the University is located just minutes from downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, and serves more than 27,000 students who reflect the rich ethnic and racial diversity of the area. As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. This longstanding commitment is reflected in its history as home to the nation’s first Chicano Studies program, second Pan-African Studies program, as well as Latin American and Asian and Asian American Studies programs. Faculty have the opportunity to establish affiliate status with ethnic studies and other academic programs, including the Honors College. In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, Cal State LA is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live, work and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual.
Required Documentation: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, official graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, a written essay on experience or examples engaging first-generation college students and teaching/pedagogy for multiethnic, students of color, and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. http://www.calstatela.edu/sites/default/files/groups/Human%20Resources%20Management/forms/empl_applic_academic.pdf Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Application: Address applications and required documentation and/or requests for information to: Valerie Talavera-Bustillos, Ph.D., CLS Search Committee, Department of Chicana(o) and Latina(o) Studies, California State University, Los Angeles, 5151 State University Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90032-8221. CLS Department office: 323-343-2190 email@example.com
- To ensure consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by September 1, 2016. The search is open until filled and will automatically close on December 10, 2016 if not filled.
- 11/15 received email invitation for Skype interview (to be held 11/21) (x2)
The Latin American, Latino, and Caribbean Studies Program at Dartmouth College (http://lalacs.dartmouth.edu/) seeks to hire an Associate or Full Professor in Latino Studies to begin in the fall term of the 2017 academic year. The position will be a joint appointment in LALACS and a Social Science Department (Anthropology, Geography, History, Political Science, or Sociology). We seek a colleague with a demonstrated record of achievement (for example, in border issues, gender, health outcomes, immigration, labor markets, law, politics, or transnationalism in Latino communities) and who is committed to creative scholarship and teaching who complement and augment the LALACS program’s interdisciplinary strengths.
- Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Complete applications should include a letter of interest, a current CV, names of three references, and representative reprints. Applications should be submitted to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/36759
DePaul University (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Latin American and Latino Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Latin American and Latino Studies at DePaul University seeks applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position beginning September 2017. The Department of Latin American and Latino Studies offers an undergraduate major and minor, and a five-year BA/MA in Critical Ethnic Studies.
Applicants should be prepared to teach courses in their area of specialization, core and elective Latin American and Latino Studies courses, as well as core liberal arts courses, including a first year seminar and/or an interdisciplinary sophomore seminar on multiculturalism in the U.S. Since DePaul is on the quarter system, the position entails teaching two courses per quarter (six courses) each academic year.
Required Qualifications: We are interested in applicants whose teaching and scholarship is grounded in both Latin American and Latino Studies. We particularly welcome candidates in areas including, but not limited to, Chicano/a Studies; transnational and border studies; immigration; and comparative approaches to different Latino groups. A Ph.D. is required and some college teaching experience is preferred. The successful candidate will show evidence of an active research agenda and a commitment to excellence in teaching. The rank will be at the Assistant Professor level.
DePaul University is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty to complement the diversity of its student body and of Chicago area communities. Therefore, we especially encourage applications from candidates reflecting such diversity.
Applicants should electronically submit a curriculum vita, letter of interest, an article-length example of research, contact information for three references, and evidence of successful teaching.
- LINK: https://facultyopportunities.depaul.edu/postings/998
- Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
- skype interview request: 12/9 (x2)
- See also: Spanish and Portuguese 2016-2017
Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Assistant Professor, American Studies/Latin@ Studies - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit
Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a nine-month, tenure-track assistant professor of American Studies/Latin@ Studies in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department, which begins August 1, 2017. Candidates should possess expertise in American Studies and Latin American Studies, with an emphasis on Latin@ cultures of the United States. Responsibilities will include teaching, scholarship and service. An earned PhD in American Studies, Latin@ Studies, Chican@ studies or closely related field, the foreign equivalent, or its equivalent in training, ability, and/or experience is strongly preferred. ABD applicants will be considered.
For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. Offering campuses in Marietta and Kennesaw, the university is located just north of Atlanta and combines a suburban setting with access to one of the country's most dynamic cities. As Georgia's third-largest university, Kennesaw State offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing doctoral program. Designated by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia as a comprehensive university, Kennesaw State is committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional and national level.
Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
- For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by October 24, 2016. For a full description of this position and application procedures, go to https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu.
Loyola Marymount University (CA) - TT Assistant and Associate Professor - Chicana/o Studies (2 Positions) -- SKYPE INTERVIEWS SCHEDULEDEdit
The Department of Chicana/o Studies at Loyola Marymount University invites applications for two separate tenure-track positions to begin August 15, 2017, with the possibility of hiring one candidate at the rank of associate professor, and the other at the rank of assistant professor.
For the first position, applicants must have a Ph.D. in the social sciences or in an appropriate interdisciplinary field such as Chicana/o Studies with a specialization in the social sciences. Of particular interest are: Psychology, Economics, Urban Studies, Environmental Studies, and Sociology. The ideal candidates will have a demonstrated ability to teach a variety of courses in Chicana/o and Latina/o studies that include quantitative research methods at the introductory undergraduate level, though candidates who use and can teach qualitative methods also are encouraged to apply.
For the second position the particular disciplinary focus is open; applicants must have completed a Ph.D and have expertise in comparative ethnic studies, or a comparative focus to their research in an appropriate disciplinary or interdisciplinary field.
LMU values the teacher-scholar, therefore successful candidates will demonstrate a strong research agenda and an ability to incorporate their research within a variety of courses in Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, such as: Introduction to Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies, Chicanas and Latinas in the U.S., Latina Feminist Theory, and Research Methods. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate how they would develop courses in their area of specialization for incorporation into the University Core curriculum, especially in the areas of Understanding Human Behavior and Engaged Learning. The Department places a high priority on diversity, social justice and inclusive pedagogy in fostering academic excellence. If desired, candidates will have the opportunity to contribute to other interdisciplinary departments and programs, such as Urban Studies, Environmental Studies, African American Studies, Asian and Pacific American Studies, and Women’s and Gender Studies
The teaching load for tenure track faculty spread across two years is 2-2-2-3, with an expectation to advise students of diverse populations on their academic and professional aspirations, and to engage in University, College, and Departmental service as needed. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to quality, innovative undergraduate liberal arts teaching.
- To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two sample syllabi, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applicants will begin immediately, with a final application deadline of November 1, 2016 or until filled. Application materials (in pdf format) should be emailed to CHSTFacultySearch@lmu.edu (preferred) or to mailing address: Eliza Rodriguez y Gibson, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Chicana/o Studies, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 4700. Los Angeles, CA 90045.
- Skype interviews scheduled 1/3/17 x2
- >Acknowledgment received: 11/9 - Email confirmation from program assistant rcvd
Pennsylvania State University (PA) - Director of the Latina/o Studies Program (Associate Professor or Professor of Latina/o Studies)Edit
The Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts, invites applications and nominations for a senior, tenure-track position in Latina/o Studies. The appointee will serve a fixed term as the director of an independent Latina/o Studies Program. The responsibilities will include building the program and mentoring students, leading an upcoming search for another tenure-line Latino/a Studies faculty member, and teaching Latina/o curriculum in the undergraduate and graduate programs of the tenure-home department. The position is to be filled at the rank of tenured Associate or Professor and the preferred starting date is August 11, 2017. The field of specialization is open within the humanities and social sciences. The tenure home will be in one of the following departments within the College of the Liberal Arts: Comparative Literature; History; Philosophy; Political Science; Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese; or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Responsibilities of every tenured faculty member also include maintaining an outstanding program of research and publication, and providing service to the academic units, College, and University. A Ph.D. in an academic discipline, substantial research and publication in Latina/o topics, and a successful record of teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including thesis and dissertation supervision, is required. Program or department administrative experience is highly desirable.
Interested parties should submit a formal letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references at https://psu.jobs/job/66235
- Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the program please visit our website at http://www.latino.psu.edu/ [posted 09/10/16]
San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Latina/Latino StudiesEdit
San Francisco State University, Department of Latina/Latino Studies invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position in Latina/Latino Studies beginning August 2017. SFSU Job ID: 36.16
The department seeks individuals with expertise in Latina/Latino history.
Latina/Latino Studies is a unique liberal arts B.A. degree program with an emphasis on equity, social justice, and community empowerment focused on developing critical thinking, analytical writing skills, and an area of expertise centered on Latinas/Latinos in the U.S. The Latina/Latino Studies Department favors a pan-Latino approach to the study of Chicana/o, Mexican, Central American, South American, and Caribbean-American communities in the U.S. We emphasize gender, transnational identities, global economies, social movements, and critical, socially responsible scholarship that links our classrooms to local communities and their empowerment through both our curriculum and our community service learning program.
- Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in History, Ethnic Studies, or related field by July 1, 2017 from an accredited program.
- Candidates should have a strong research agenda in Latina/Latino community and issues.
- Candidates must have an active record of community-engaged scholarship related to their specialty area.
- Candidates must be aware and engaged with critical concerns in Latina/Latino Studies and have the capacity to continue to produce original work.
- Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach our comparative Latino History lecture course (LTNS 278). The ideal candidate would also be able to teach one or more of our department’s other history courses on either Oral History (LTNS 435) or the Mexican American (LTNS 465), Central American (LTNS 460), or Caribbean (LTNS 467) experiences in the U.S.
- 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.
- Candidates should have a commitment to engaged pedagogy in a faculty learning community.
- Candidates should have 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.
Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in Latina/Latino Studies, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Depending on their expertise and experience, the possibility exists for teaching in the Ethnic Studies graduate program.
Rank and salary: Assistant Professor or 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, description of research interests, and letters of recommendation from three references. Teaching evaluations will be requested at a later date.
- Submit all materials online to Dr. Katynka Martinez at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 14, 2016. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
- Acknowledgment received: 11/11 - Email confirmation from Search Chair
- Rejection letter received 12/30 from Search Chair
University at Albany, SUNY (NY) - Associate Professor - Spanish-Speaking Caribbean (Dominican Republic, Cuba and/or Puerto Rico)Edit
The Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY, invites applications for tenured appointment as Associate Professor starting Fall 2017. The position is for a scholar of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean with an active research program on the Dominican Republic, Cuba and/or Puerto Rico.
The department seeks a scholar who employs an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, with an emphasis on the study of 20th century development of the Spanish-speaking Caribbean. Scholars whose research elucidates the intersection of cultural studies and political economy are especially encouraged to apply. The following areas are of particular interest: colonial and postcolonial studies; comparative political and social history, race relations and racialized social systems, imperialism and peripheral capitalist development, Caribbean transnationalism and migration.
The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas specified above as needed to support the undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The successful candidate also will serve as Director of Graduate Programs for an initial two-year period.
- A Ph.D. in history, social sciences or interdisciplinary field (Latin American Studies, Race and Ethnicity, American Studies) from a university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization
- Candidates with an active research profile who show promise of developing an outstanding publication record, and who have a demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education
- Applicant must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.
THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY IS AN EO/AA/IRCA/ADA EMPLOYER
Please apply online via http://albany.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=74716
- A review of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled. [posted 9/13/16]
- Also posted at Latin American History 2016-17
University of California, Riverside (CA) - Open Rank Faculty Cluster Hire - Greater Mexico and U.S. Latinx PerspectivesEdit
The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is implementing a major expansion of our faculty and investing in state-of-the-art research facilities to support their work. This expansion will build critical mass in 34 vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross-disciplinary work, and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars committed to excellence and seeking to help define the research university for the next generation. For more information about our hiring initiative or to submit an application, please visit clusterhiring.ucr.edu or academicpersonnel.ucr.edu.
Faculty recruited in the Greater Mexico/U.S. Latinx cluster will join an active and vibrant community of scholars at the University of California Riverside. Drawing on Americo Paredes’ term, “Greater Mexico,” we are interested in scholars whose work attends to Mexico, Central America, and US areas with significant populations of people from this region. We are seeking applicants to fill four full-time tenure-track and tenured positions at both the assistant and associate/full professor levels. We are seeking scholars with expertise in the areas highlighted below. The placement of each successful candidate may be in any of the departments in College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS), and/or in the Graduate School of Education, School of Public Policy, and School of Medicine, depending on the qualifications and preferences of the candidate and of the host departments/schools.
Preference will be given to candidates with one or more of the following research interests and expertise:
- Race and Migration, including indigenous migration, transnationalism, and Latinx/Barrio urbanism
- Social Movements, including transnational and S. organizing around labor, migrant justice, and movements against criminalization and immigrant detention
- Latinx Literature, Writing, and/or Public Humanities, with an emphasis on Chicano/a and Greater Mexico perspectives
- Latinx Performance, Culture and the Visual Arts
- Latinx Education and Equity, including the school to prison pipeline, undocumented student access, and additive approaches for school and community engagement
- Political Economy of Migration, including labor/work, and legal status
- Health Issues in S. Latinx/Greater Mexico Communities, including innovative approaches to studying and working with underserved communities in the areas of public health, health policy and medicine.
Successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research agenda and record of publications; teach a regular course load of 4 courses per year at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; and to participate in departmental activities and administrative service at college and campus levels. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to teach required courses and electives in their areas of specialization.
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.
UCR is located fifty miles east of Los Angeles in Riverside county, an area that is approaching or just exceeding 50% Latino. Nestled against the Box Springs mountains, UC Riverside is two and half hours north of the US-Mexico border, and at the epicenter of a vibrant and dynamic Inland Empire transnational landscape. We seek scholars who can build on and complement UC-MEXUS and President Napolitano’s UC-Mexico Program, as well as existing UCR initiatives & centers like: Latin American Studies, Tomas Rivera Endowment, The Robert Presley Center for Crime and Justice Studies, Blum Initiative on Global and Regional Poverty, Center for Healthy Communities, Center for Ideas & Society, and California Center for Native Nations.
Established in 1954, the UCR campus today has a fast-growing population of approximately 21,000 students, is the most diverse undergraduate student body in the UC system with 35 percent identifying as Chicano or Latino. As part of our commitment to pioneering the college experience appropriate for the local and global demands of the 21st century, faculty at UC Riverside lead the way in teaching first-generation college students. In 2016, we welcomed a cohort of 6,000 students, of which 62 percent were the first to attend college.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Junior applicants will submit applications through UCR’s on-line application portal at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00693. Junior applications must include a two-page cover letter that includes a research statement, an updated curriculum vitae, a statement addressing contributions to or potential for contributions to academic diversity, a minimum of one writing sample or article reprint (additional writing samples may be requested later), evidence of teaching excellence, a sample of recent teaching evaluations, if available, and three letters of recommendation. Junior applicants must be ABD or have met the requirements for the PhD by time of appointment, July 1, 2017. (candidates within the Performing and Creative Arts may possess an MFA or MA and extensive years of experience in the field).
Senior applicants will submit applications through UCR’s on-line application portal at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00694. Senior applications must include a two-page cover letter that includes a research statement, an updated curriculum vitae, a statement addressing contributions to or potential for contributions to academic diversity, a minimum of one writing sample or article reprint (additional writing samples may be requested later), evidence of teaching excellence, a sample of recent teaching evaluations, if available, and the names and contact information for three references.
Senior applicants must possess a PhD or MD (candidates within the Performing and Creative Arts may possess an MFA or MA and extensive years of experience in the field).
Candidates in the arts must also submit a website, dossier, or media-player links with access to samples of their artistic work. Additional materials may be requested for candidates who are placed on the short list.
- Review of applications will begin January 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials must be received by January 30. Electronic submission is strongly encouraged.
University of Georgia (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean - INTERVIEWS HELDEdit
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute (LACSI) at the University of Georgia ( http://www.lacsiuga.org/ ) seeks to hire a tenure track, Assistant Professor with a specialization in Indigenous Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean beginning August 2017. Candidates must show a record of achievement in indigenous studies of Latin America or the Caribbean, and a commitment to Latin American and Caribbean studies, and an outstanding record of scholarship in their home discipline. The appointment will be 50% in LACSI and 50% in a UGA academic department; tenure will be based in this latter unit. The teaching load is four courses per year, typically two courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and two courses in the other department. Creating and teaching courses cross-listed between LACSI and other departments is possible. There will be ample opportunities for collaboration with LACSI multi-disciplinary faculty affiliates, several of whom are involved in our Latin American Indigenous Languages Initiative and with UGA’s Institute of Native American Studies.
Candidates should hold the degree of Ph.D. in religion, literatures/cultures, anthropology, ethnomusicology, or linguistics by the time of appointment. Candidates with Ph.D.s from other or related disciplines will also receive full consideration if the respective unit supports the appointment. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish or Portuguese as well as the knowledge of and ability to teach at least one indigenous Latin American or Caribbean language are preferable. Ability to develop and teach hybrid and/or online courses, and contribute to study abroad, experiential learning and/or service learning is also desirable.
- Applicants should send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. Completed applications received by November 1, 2016 will receive full consideration.
- -- Any word on this search? (12/16)
- Interviews held between 12/2 and 12/13. No word since interview (today 12/20).
- Crickets (today 12/23)
- Nothing yet on my end (01/04)
- Any word on campus visits for this search? (1/18)
University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE) - TT Assistant Professor - Sociology & Ethnic Studies - Latina/o ImmigrationEdit
The Sociology Department and the Institute for Ethnic Studies (IES) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on Latina/o immigration, as part of a cluster hire, to begin August 2017. This position will have Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) apportionments of .60 Sociology and .40 Institute for Ethnic Studies. Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in Sociology or a related field and a record of achievement in scholarship. We seek applicants with a focus on Latina/o immigration relevant to Latina/os in the Midwest and Great Plains. Ideally, candidates will have strengths in demography or health disparities and will show potential to complement Sociology Department teaching and research strengths in families, health, inequality, social networks, or research methods. Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research and contributing to the teaching and engagement missions of both units. We are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion. Thus, we actively encourage applicants from groups underrepresented in higher education.
- Review of applications will begin September 30, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should go to http://employment.unl.edu requisition F_160112 and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative “Apply to this job” Form. Then, send an email to email@example.com with the following attachments: 1) a cover letter addressed to Prof. Regina Werum, Search Committee Chair, with a detailed description of how your research and teaching interests match the job description and department needs, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research and teaching statements, 4) a sample publication, and 5) have three references send letters to firstname.lastname@example.org, addressed to Prof. Regina Werum. You may need to combine documents when uploading.
University of Northern Colorado (CO) - TT Assistant Professor in Mexican American Studies ProgramEdit
The Department of Hispanic Studies of the University of Northern Colorado invites nominations and application for a position in teaching Mexican American Studies with expertise in several of the following five areas of emphasis – Globalization Emphasis, Borders and Migration Emphasis; Social Justice and Public Policy Emphasis; Community Health and Nutrition Emphasis; U.S. Educational Experience of the Mexican American.
Teaching duties include undergraduate courses at all levels. Candidates are expected to work with colleagues inside and outside the Department to promote the program. Also candidates may teach graduate level seminars in Mexican American Literature and Culture.
Minimum Qualifications: The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D in Mexican American Studies or Chicana/o Studies by the time of the appointment (ABD will be considered).
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to applicants who are able to teach a wide range of Mexican American Studies courses required for the major.
Interested persons should apply online at https://careers.unco.edu and select “Faculty Job Openings” then choose “Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Mexican American Studies Program”. Submit a letter of application, a CV, evidence of teaching excellence, statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Include the names of the three referees and instruction on how to obtain letters from Interfolio or a campus dossier service. Letters may also be emailed directly to Heidi.Romero@unco.edu or mailed to the Hispanic Studies Department, 501 20th St., Campus Box 87, Greeley, CO 80639. For a complete overview of the Department, visit http://www.unco.edu/hispstds/.
- Screening of applications will begin on October 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
- Also posted at Spanish and Portuguese 2016-2017
Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Native American StudiesEdit
California State University, Fresno (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Indian Studies / Women's StudiesEdit
Vacancy # 13004
http://www.fresnostate.edu/socialsciences/ American Indian Studies
Position Summary: The College of Social Sciences at California State University, Fresno, seeks applications for a tenure-track, academic year position as an Assistant Professor in American Indian Studies, to be housed in the Women's Studies Program. The successful candidate will specialize in the study of American Indian/Native American populations using feminist critical intersectional approaches. Preference will be given to candidates with a specialty in one or more of the following: California Indians, the environment, reproductive justice and/or health disparities, gender-based violence, or educational access and discrimination. Successful applicants may develop courses on area of expertise for undergraduate women's studies majors/minors and general education students. Additionally, the successful applicant will be expected to teach at least two of the following core courses in the Women's Studies major: feminist theory, feminist research methods, history of feminisms, and/or a seminar on feminist activism. Finally,the successful applicant will teach some General Education courses, including: Introduction to Women's Studies, Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective, and Women of Color in the U.S. There will be opportunities to teach General Education courses in the American Indian Studies minor, including Contemporary Life of the American Indian and Indians of California. At Fresno State, a normal teaching load is 4-4, but new tenure track hires receive a course release for the first two years. This position will feature a second course release, for the first three years, for the purpose of building American Indian Studies, both in terms of curriculum development and community relations activities with on-campus constituencies and intertribal communities.
Overview: The American Indian Studies (AIS) Minor is designed to foster culturally appropriate knowledge and skills for those who may work for federal and/or state agencies having American and California Indian Constituents, and/or tribes, tribal health centers, tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, or national Indian organizations. AIS is in a period of transition and growth. However, interaction and outreach with local American Indian populations has always been an important part of this area of scholarship at Fresno State.
The primary mission of Women's Studies is to analyze how gender is constructed through a variety of social institutions and cultural processes so that gender inequality can be dismantled. Students acquire both a local and global perspective on gender. The program is interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in its approach and thereby draws on a range of feminist theories, methodologies, and practices. Attentiveness to diversity, privilege and power, and women's unique creative contributions to human experience are central aspects of this training. More than simply a body of knowledge, Women's Studies encourages students to apply their learning to transform their lives and their communities. Women's Studies at Fresno State is activist in focus, providing dynamic educational events focused on feminist issues. The program has a successful record of helping students gain skills to continue in social justice work both in post-baccalaureate careers and through the pursuit of advanced degrees. In the California State University system, teaching is considered a priority. Both programs are highly consultative and collaborative in nature.
Required Education: An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in American Indian/Native American Studies, Women's Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, or other closely related field is required for appointment to a tenure-track position.
Required Experience: The successful candidate will specialize in the study of American Indian/Native American populations using feminist critical intersectional approaches. Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to American Indian/Native American Studies and Women's Studies and to show evidence of successful teaching experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to teach required courses and develop new courses for both general education and upper division major/minors in both Women's and American Indian Studies. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and to engage with diverse communities in the central California region.
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a specialty in one or more of the following: California Indians, the environment, reproductive justice and/or health disparities, gender-based violence, or educational access and discrimination. Preference also given to those with experience in American Indian/Native American program/curriculum development, community service, and grant writing or grant management. Finally, preference will be given to those candidates who show potential for teaching excellence, scholarly publication, conference participation, program development, and community service.
- Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin October 5, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants must complete an on-line application at http://jobs.fresnostate.edu and attach the following: 1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications; 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) up to two sample syllabi, and 4) three letters of reference and two additional contacts. Finalists for the on-campus interview will be required to submit 1) a writing sample, 2) a statement on American Indian/Native American community service and program/curriculum development, and 3) official transcripts. For inquires, contact: Dr. Larissa M. Mercado-López, Search Committee Chair; California State University, Fresno; College of Social Sciences; Women's Studies Program; 2225 E. San Ramon, M/S MF19 ; Fresno, CA 93740-8001; Phone: 559.278.8599; E-mail: email@example.com .
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
Native American Studies: The Native American Studies Program at Dartmouth College invites applications for a tenure track/open rank faculty position. The appointment, effective July 1, 2017, will be made at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. We invite applicants whose principal area of research and scholarship is in Native American Studies (or comparable concentration), and whose area of expertise complements but does not duplicate the expertise of the current NAS faculty. The successful applicant will have the Ph.D. in hand by the time of appointment, and should show promise of excellence in scholarship along with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching. Application materials must include a letter of application, CV, three letters of reference and a writing sample. Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/36996) and directed to: Associate Professor Melanie Benson Taylor, Search Committee Chair.
- Deadline: November 15, 2016.
- [5 Dec] Anyone heard anything?
- [6 Dec] No, nothing yet.
- [20 Dec] Any news?
- Still nothing here. They posted a VAP position, too. Is that a replacement for this one, does anyone know?
- [22 December] I haven't heard anything. They're probably still reviewing applications. Also, at any given time Dartmouth has a handful of visiting faculty in Native Studies. I wouldn't take the VAP posting to mean anything. This position is to replace a faculty member who left a few years ago.
- [3 Jan] Invitation to on-campus interview received.
Hampshire College (MA) - Assistant Professor of Native American Studies and Environmental JusticeEdit
Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an assistant professor of Native American studies and environmental justice. Hampshire College is committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from women and minority candidates.
The successful candidate will demonstrate deep understanding of the connections between environmental degradation and intersecting systems of oppression based in race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, etc., with a particular focus on Native American Studies. We seek candidates who have experience working with tribal communities concerning issues such as environmental justice, food sovereignty, food and water security, climate change, treaty rights, and environmental concerns. Candidates whose scholarship considers relations among Native American nations and communities as well as federal, state, and local governments; Western science; and Indigenous knowledges are particularly encouraged to apply. We are open to applicants from a variety of fields or interdisciplinary areas of study (e.g., American studies, anthropology, development studies, environmental studies, gender studies, geography, law, policy, political ecology, sociology, etc.).
This position will be located in Hampshire's interdisciplinary School of Critical Social Inquiry. The School supports a range of approaches, perspectives, and methods of inquiry, strongly emphasizing an understanding of race in the U.S. and non-Western histories, politics, social structures, and cultures. The successful candidate will share the School's commitment to understanding the processes of continually changing social and cultural formations and their implications for people's lives. The successful candidate will also be connected with the Five College Native American and Indigenous Studies Certificate program. Candidates are requested to articulate how their teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service would support the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College's diversity statement.
Ph.D. required. Teaching load is two courses per semester. Active research in support of teaching and interest in assisting students with their own independent research projects are expected.
- Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit program. Applicants should submit a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vita, sample syllabi, sample of written scholarship, and three letters of recommendation via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017
Ithaca College’s Center for the Study of Culture Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE) and Department of Anthropology invite applications for a tenure eligible Assistant Professor position beginning August 16, 2017. The position is a joint appointment between the CSCRE and the Department of Anthropology, with the tenure home and the majority of teaching duties in the CSCRE.
Position/Job Qualifications: We are seeking an interdisciplinary scholar who specializes in Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and/or Indigenous Studies whose work addresses racial injustice and equity as related to Native American peoples in the United States. Preference will be given to candidates who can add to departmental course offerings in the areas of gender/sexuality, regional, and/or transborder indigenous movements. Candidates must be pursuing or have completed a PhD in Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, or closely related field. Advanced ABDs are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to candidates who will have completed their PhD by the time of appointment. Candidates should demonstrate an active research agenda and evidence of successful teaching at the undergraduate level. Other responsibilities include developing and coordinating the CSCRE’s Native American Studies Minor. We seek candidates who have relevant teaching experience and/or a record of scholar-activism with groups and communities underrepresented in the academy. Candidates from underrepresented groups whose exclusion from the academy has been longstanding are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested applicants should apply online at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/8588 and attach a letter of application stating scholarly agenda and teaching experience, and a current curriculum vitae. Under separate cover, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org using subject title: Native American Studies Search. Questions about online application should be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (607) 274-8000. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
- To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by October 14, 2016.
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017
Oberlin College (OH) - TT Assistant Professor of Comparative American Studies (Native American and Indigenous Studies)Edit
The Comparative American Studies Program at Oberlin College invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position in Native American and Indigenous Studies. Initial appointment to this position will be for a term of four years beginning fall 2017 and will carry the rank of Assistant Professor. The CAS Program seeks candidates from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields who examine Native American and indigenous experiences through one or more of the following frameworks: empire, race, gender, sexuality, law and politics, transnationalism, culture, community or activism.
About: The Comparative American Studies Program has 3.5 full-time faculty who approach the study of the United States with expertise drawn from many interdisciplinary fields, including American studies, ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, and visual culture studies. The Program has particular strengths in Asian American studies, Latina/o studies, feminist studies, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer studies. For further information on the Program, please see http://new.oberlin.edu/arts-and-sciences/departments/comparative_american/ Phone: 440-775-8907.
Responsibilities: The incumbent will teach the standard teaching load (currently 4.5 courses per year) including a regularly offered introductory course in NAIS and two other courses in the incumbent’s area of expertise. The Comparative American Studies Program is committed to interdisciplinary and intersectional pedagogy at the undergraduate level. Faculty are expected to integrate issues of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and citizenship within comparative and/or transnational frames in their teaching. The faculty member in this position will also participate in the core CAS curriculum, including Introduction to Comparative American Studies and/or one of our advanced research seminars. The incumbent will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or other creative work appropriate to the position and participate in the full range of faculty responsibilities, including academic advising and service on committees.
Qualifications: Among the qualifications required for appointment is the Ph.D. (in hand or expected by first semester of academic year 2017). Candidates must demonstrate potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Oberlin College believes that diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how their scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service will support Oberlin College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion; see http://new.oberlin.edu/student-life/diversity/. Successful candidates must be committed to working with diverse student and community populations and should describe previous activities mentoring minorities, women, or members of other underrepresented groups. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.oberlin.edu:80/postings/2979
Compensation: Within the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply, candidates should visit the online application site found at https://jobs.oberlin.edu. A complete application will be comprised of 1) a Cover Letter that includes an articulation of the applicant’s teaching and scholarship / artistic interests; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; 4) a writing sample of 20-30 pages; and, 5) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders* All application materials must be submitted electronically through Oberlin College and Conservatory’s online application process at: https://jobs.oberlin.edu/
- By providing three (3) Professional References (names and email addresses), you agree that we may contact them through our applicant web portal. Reference writers will be asked to submit an electronic Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. Please note: At this time we are unable to accept Letters of Recommendation from an Interfolio email address.
- Review of applications will begin on October 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the October 17 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration.
- Any news on this one? (12/6)
- nothing here (12/6)
- I still haven't heard anything 12/15 (same, 12/20)
- Updates? 1/6
- Email stating not selected as a finalist after skype interview -- skype interview was early December (1/11) x2
Pacific Lutheran University (WA) - TT Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Native North Americanist) - Deadline: 31 Oct. 2016 - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Anthropology at Pacific Lutheran University is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Anthropology to teach beginning September 2017.
The position is for a Native North Americanist, although an additional geographic area of interest would be a plus. Specialty in the local or regional communities of Pacific Northwest is preferred. Topical areas should include medical and/or environmental anthropology.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities: Teach upper-division courses in Native North America, Medical Anthropology, and/or Environmental Anthropology; lower division courses in Cultural Anthropology and Global Studies; other courses including capstone sequence.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: -Ability to teach the courses listed above. -A strong commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service. -The department also seeks scholars interested in pursuing student/faculty research and/or collaborative and interdisciplinary opportunities with the university’s diverse faculty.
Required Qualifications: PhD in Anthropology. ABD will be considered but PhD must be in hand by September 1, 2017.
Preferred Qualifications: Specialty in the local or regional communities of Pacific Northwest.
Apply at: https://employment.plu.edu/postings/4208
- Please submit your application including cover letter, CV, and a list of courses taught online by October 31, 2016 by clicking on the “Apply” link above. Three confidential letters of reference will also be requested by PLU for selected applicants. For inquiries, please contact Akiko Nosaka, Search Chair, at email@example.com.
Queen's University (Canada) - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor in Indigenous StudiesEdit
Queen’s National Scholar in Indigenous Studies: Land- and Language-Based Pedagogies and Practices Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
The Departments of Global Development Studies and Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Arts and Science at Queen’s University invite applications for a Queen’s National Scholar (QNS) position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor with specialization in land- and language-based pedagogies and practices. The position will contribute to the expansion and consolidation of lndigenous Studies at Queen's University. This is a tenured or tenure-track position held jointly in the Departments of Global Development Studies and Languages, Literatures and Cultures with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2017. Further information on the Queen’s National Scholar Program can be found on the website of the Office of the Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic). This position is subject to final budgetary approval by the University.
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree completed at the start date of the appointment or have equivalent qualifications as an indigenous knowledge keeper and/or through teaching experience, in academic and other relevant (e.g. activist and community-based activities) settings. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centred environment. The main criteria for selection are demonstrated academic and teaching excellence.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and experience in the traditions and current trajectories of Indigenous nations of Turtle Island, with preference given to candidates whose experience concerns the Anishnaabe or Haudenosaunee peoples, and who are familiar with either Anishnaabemowin or Kanienskéha. In selecting a candidate, the committee will also take into account relevant scholarly publications, public communications, and community-based activities. The successful candidate will have the ability to secure external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and an ongoing commitment to academic and pedagogical excellence in support of the department’s programs. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the respective departments, the Faculty, the University, and/or the broader community. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The Queen’s National Scholar Program requires that the successful candidate will provide a rich and rewarding learning experience to all their students, and will develop a research program that aligns with the University’s priorities. Information on teaching and research priorities at Queen’s may be found in the Queen’s Academic Plan, and the Queen’s Strategic Research Plan.
The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.
In keeping with the objectives of the Preliminary Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force, we are especially interested in qualified Aboriginal candidates. Aboriginal candidates will be welcomed into an academic community which includes:
- Aboriginal colleagues from multiple faculties;
- Indigenous Committees and an Aboriginal Student Center (Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre) welcoming Aboriginal students and faculty members;
- The Aboriginal community of Tyendinaga near campus.
To comply with federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information as to how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship; however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.
A complete application consists of:
- a cover letter (including one of the two statements regarding Canadian citizenship / permanent resident status specified in the previous paragraph);
- a current Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publications, awards and grants received);
- a statement of current and prospective research interests;
- a statement of teaching interests and experience (including teaching philosophy, as well as teaching outlines and evaluations if available); and,
- Three letters of reference to be sent directly to Barbra Brousseau, firstname.lastname@example.org or Laurie Young, email@example.com. At least one of the letters of reference must be at arm’s length, and the letters should preferably be from more than one university or other appropriate institutions. Reference letters should be dated, and include the referee’s name, position, department, institution, email address and telephone number, the name of the nominee, and the period of time and the capacity in which the referee has known the nominee.
- a sample of academic writing or other research and advocacy publications.
Applicants are encouraged to send all documents in their application package electronically as PDFs to Barbra Brousseau at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Laurie Young at email@example.com although hard copy applications may be submitted to:
- Dr. Marc Epprecht, Department Head - Dr. Donato Santeramo, Department Head
- Department of Global Development Studies - Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
- Mackintosh-Corry Hall B401 - Kingston Hall, Room 416
- 68 University Avenue - 103 Stuart Street
- Queen’s University - Queen’s University
- Kingston, Ontario - Kingston, Ontario
- CANADA K7L 3N6 - CANADA K7L 3N6
The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during the interview process, please contact Barbra Brousseau in The Department of Global Development Studies, at 613-533-6000, ext 77210 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic staff at Queen’s University are governed by a Collective Agreement between the University and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA), which is posted at http://queensu.ca/facultyrelations/faculty-librarians-and-archivists/collective-agreement and at http://www.qufa.ca
Appointments are subject to review and final approval by the Principal. Candidates holding an existing tenure-track or continuing-adjunct appointment at Queen’s will not be considered.
- The deadline for applications is January 13, 2017.
The Southern Oregon University (SOU) Native American Studies program invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in Native American Studies at the Assistant (possibly Associate) Professor level.
The person in this position will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and will contribute to the development of the Native American Studies program (see http://www.sou.edu/natam/index.html). This person should be able to teach the core three-quarter sequence in Native American Studies (NAS 201, 301, and 410) along with other courses to be determined according to the person’s areas of interest and program needs. This person’s specialization is open, but the program is especially interested in furthering course offerings on topics in language, ecology, and ethnobotany in a way that supports the tribal communities around SOU. This person will be a scholar-practitioner who can advance the program’s objectives of furthering Native American Studies across the wider community and of integrating Native American needs and perspectives into teaching, scholarship, and service.
Quicklink for Posting: http://jobs.sou.edu/postings/5649
- Application must be received by: 11/09/2016 for priority consideration
University of California - San Diego (CA) - Associate or Full Professor of Native American/Indigenous StudiesEdit
The Ethnic Studies Department (http://www.ethnicstudies.ucsd.edu) at the University of California, San Diego invites applications for an Associate or Full Professor of Native American/Indigenous Studies beginning Fall 2017, pending budget approval. Minimum qualifications for the position include a PhD and extensive research and teaching experience in a relevant field in the social sciences or humanities. We particularly welcome applicants whose work encompasses Native American and Indigenous-centered knowledge production and epistemologies, or that directly engages settler colonialism and decolonization. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary and intersectional research that engages with racialization, environmental justice, gender and sexuality studies, urban studies, science and technology studies, or political economy.
Our understanding of the field of Native American/Indigenous Studies reflects a global perspective. Candidates with a history of leadership in teaching, mentoring, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment, including active research partnerships with Native American/Indigenous communities, are also urged to apply.
Situated in a region where the US-Mexico border zone, indigenous national and tribal governments, and the Asia-Pacific interact to produce a dynamic geopolitical location, UCSD’s Ethnic Studies Department is a vibrant community of scholars committed to the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, sexuality, class, and dis/ability. The department’s innovative approach represents a commitment to transnational, relational, and intersectional methods for producing critical knowledge about power and inequality, including systems of knowledge that have emerged from racialized and indigenous communities in global contexts. Ethnic Studies is devoted to creative, conceptual, and empirical research; critical pedagogy; collaborations with a broad group of affiliated faculty; and social justice projects developed with and for the university, our home communities, and broader publics.
- Applications are accepted electronically on the UCSD Academic Personnel Website (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01101). Please include electronic versions of an application letter, a current CV, a sample publication of no more than 40 pages, and three reference letters. Applicants must also submit a statement that summarizes their past and potential contributions to diversity. See the Faculty Excellence and Diversity Website (http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html) for more information. We will begin reviewing applications on September 1, 2016, but will continue to accept applications until positions are filled for start date of July 2017. Salary based on published UC pay scales.
The Division of Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah invites applications for a tenure- track assistant professor or tenured open rank professor of American Indian Studies, beginning Fall 2017. Ethnic Studies seeks a candidate from a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University of Utah’s academic community.
Ethnic Studies at the University of Utah, founded in 1976, is an interdisciplinary unit housed in the newly established School for Cultural and Social Transformation, with current faculty drawn from fields and disciplines in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, social work, arts, and education. The School for Cultural and Social Transformation gives Ethnic Studies the opportunity to work collaboratively with Gender Studies on cluster hires, university-wide teaching initiatives and national research projects. Current job searches in the School include African American Studies and a Pacific Islander Studies joint-appointment with Gender Studies.
The University of Utah, a Research-1 public institution with approximately 25,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students, supports scholarship, community-based research, and teaching. Utah is home to eight Federally Recognized Tribal Nations and vibrant indigenous communities. The presence of multiple indigenous communities transforms Utah into a dynamic political and cultural hub. Candidates will have the opportunity to explore research partnerships with local communities.
- Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016. Applications received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled. Please submit (1) a cover letter, (2) an updated curriculum vitae, (3) a sample of scholarly or creative work, not to exceed 40 pages, (4) list of three references at: http://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/57364. PhD, MFA, or other terminal degree in related field is required by start date.. Inquiries regarding the position may be directed to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lourdes Alberto (Lourdes.email@example.com).
Any news on this?
- [5 Dec] Anything hear back on this one?
- [20 Dec] Any news? (Diffferent poster, 12/20: no word here)
Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Open / Mixed SpecialityEdit
California State University, Fullerton (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies (2 Positions) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
California State University, Fullerton values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
Position: The Department of American Studies at California State University, Fullerton invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017. Desirable research and teaching specializations include one or more of the following fields: sexuality; crime and violence; borderlands; and/or the cultural impact of digital media. Successful candidates must demonstrate an ability to teach core seminars in American Studies theories and methods at the undergraduate and graduate levels; offer introductory courses in American Studies and upper-division and graduate courses in their area(s) of specialization; advise students; engage in scholarly activities; and serve on academic committees and contribute to department and university governance. Positive decisions on tenure and promotion require excellent teaching and scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and participation in the university and the profession.
Qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies, American social/cultural history, or related fields by the start of appointment; Evidence of effective University-level teaching experience; Ability to teach courses in American Studies theories and methods at the undergraduate (AMST 350) and graduate (AMST 501) levels; Ability to teach advanced courses in one or more of the following specializations: sexuality, crime and violence, borderlands, and/or the cultural impact of digital media; Ability to teach American culture in an historical context; Potential for successful research and scholarly publication; Ability to interact successfully with a diverse student body and to work effectively in a multicultural environment; Ability to balance excellent teaching with outstanding scholarship and professional service.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Rank and Salary: The positions will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Additional teaching in summer and intersession is often available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.asp
Appointment Date: August 2017
Application Procedure: A complete on-line application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitment to view all job listings and select 8793BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials: 1) a letter of interest; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a writing sample; 4) three letters of recommendation.
To submit letters, please go the References page of the online application, enter the information and email addresses for three references who will provide confidential letters of recommendation for your application. They will immediately receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Inquiries may be directed to Professor Terri L. Snyder, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline: Completed applications received by September 23, 2016, will receive full consideration.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
- Deadline: Sept. 23 2016.
The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a tenure-track position in sociology or anthropology. Appointment will be made at the Assistant Professor level, and will begin August 2017. The primary teaching responsibilities of this position are courses on race and ethnicity in the United States, as well as our introductory course(s). Preference will be given to applicants who are also able to teach courses in at least two of the following areas: social statistics, inequality, and urban studies. The ability to contribute to interdepartmental programs, such as Africana Studies or Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies is highly desirable. This position will also be expected to participate in the College's First-Year Seminar program and the advising of senior theses. Areas of research and specialization are open. A Ph.D. in sociology or anthropology, and teaching experience, are preferred, but ABDs will be considered. The College of Wooster enrolls a diverse student body (19% domestic students of color and 10% international students); applicants should have experience with diverse student populations. Applications should include: letter of interest, CV, graduate transcripts, three letters of recommendation, statement on contributions to diversity in the classroom and/or curriculum, and teaching evaluations. Application materials should be submitted electronically through Interfolio. Questions about the position should be directed to Anne Nurse , Chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, at.
- Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016. Apply at: https://apply.interfolio.com/36873
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017
Emory University (GA) - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor - Race, Social Inequality, and/or Social Justice (Anthropology) - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit
The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at Emory University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position to begin August 2017. While we are seeking an Assistant Professor, in unusual circumstances we will also consider applicants at the Associate Professor rank. We seek a scholar who specializes in the study of race, social inequality, and/or social justice. We welcome applications from candidates whose work is explicit in its use of social theory and rigorous qualitative and/or quantitative research methods. We also welcome applications from scholars who in their research and teaching will offer unique and compelling perspectives on diversity.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses related to the individual’s specializations as well as more general introductory courses in Anthropology. Consistent with Emory’s mission of engaged scholarship and excellence in liberal arts education, we seek a scholar with a documented record of innovative field research, demonstrated strength in teaching, and a PhD in hand by the time of appointment.
A complete application will include a letter of intent that includes a research and teaching statement, CV, a writing sample consisting of an article, thesis chapter, or book chapter, and names of three referees.
- Initial consideration of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted through November 14, 2016. To apply for this position, please visit http://apply.interfolio.com/37447 and submit your materials free of charge through Interfolio.
- campus visit scheduled (12/22)
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017
Franklin and Marshall College (PA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies (Transnational - Latino/a or Asian-American) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of American Studies at Franklin and Marshall College invites applications for a tenure-track position, beginning in Fall 2017. The main area of specialization is transnational American studies with preference to candidates with research in contemporary transnational topics and Latino/a or Asian American cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to contribute to the American Studies core, including the introductory course in American Studies, as well as electives in transnational American studies.
The appointment will be at the level of assistant professor or instructor, depending on qualifications.
Applicants should possess or be close to completing a doctorate in American Studies, although the committee will also consider doctorates in other related fields. Teaching load is 5 courses per year, and will involve teaching in the College's general education curriculum (Connections).
- Please submit the following materials electronically via Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/36842, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching and research statements, graduate transcript, teaching evaluations and/or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, writing sample and/or scholarly publication, and three reference letters. Review of applications will begin on October 28, and will continue until the position is filled.
- Also posted at American Studies 2017
- Anybody get an interview? (11/29)
- Phone Interview Request: 12/8
Lawrence University, a selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music located in Appleton, Wisconsin, seeks applicants for a full-time tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies to begin September 1, 2017. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in hand by the beginning of appointment. We seek candidates with a strong background in Ethnic Studies or Sociology, or other area of social science with a focus on race and ethnicity. The preferred candidate will have a research specialization in contemporary African American experience; candidates who have a social science background and specialize in Latin@, Asian American, and/or Native American experience are also strongly encouraged to apply.
The selected candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate in the development of a new major in Ethnic Studies and to interact with other departments and programs. Responsibilities will include teaching introductory Ethnic Studies courses, developing upper level Ethnic Studies courses in the candidate’s areas of interest and expertise, and contributing to Lawrence’s Freshman Studies program on a regular basis. A passion for teaching in a liberal arts setting is expected of all Lawrence University faculty members.
Applicants should complete the online application and submit (as attachments) the following documents at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com:
- A Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of Research Interests
- Statement describing the applicant’s commitment to enhancing diversity
Applicants should arrange to have the following sent to email@example.com:
- Graduate transcripts
- letters of reference
Lawrence University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and the viewpoints and approaches that a diverse community represents. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at Lawrence Careers and Colleges That Change Lives. Information about the Ethnic Studies program is available at http://lawrence.edu/academics/study/ethnic_studies. For further information, please contact Carla Daughtry (firstname.lastname@example.org), Chair of the Ethnic Studies program.
- All materials should be submitted by September 20, 2016 to ensure full consideration.
Maryland Institute College of Art - Open Rank - Full-Time Appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture - open disciplinary approach and geographic specialization.Edit
The Department of Humanistic Studies at the Maryland Institute College of Art invites applications for a full-time faculty position with a multi-year renewable contract beginning August 1, 2017. Appointment in Islamic Thought and Culture with an emphasis on the lived complexities of Islam. Disciplinary approach and geographic specialization are open, but the successful candidate must be prepared to teach various historical periods of Islamic thought and culture at the survey level in addition to upper-division offerings in their area of specialization. The successful candidate must also be prepared to teach the department’s first-year requirement Critical Inquiry, a course emphasizing self-reflection and critical thinking through various modes of writing, reading, and visual response.
As the position is within a multidisciplinary department, the successful applicant must demonstrate conversancy across disciplines, and the ability to make their subject accessible to a broad audience of non-specialists. An interest in teaching art students, and a lively research practice to support the institution’s educational mission, is essential. The position requires a Ph.D. in an appropriate social science or humanities discipline, including (but not limited to) literature, history, political science, religious studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and sociology (but excluding art history, which is a separate department) in hand by August 1, 2017. Teaching load is 18 credits per year (3 courses per semester) at an art school nationally known for its dedication to teaching excellence, a rigorous liberal arts curriculum and the importance of the fine arts. See https://www.mica.edu/ and MICA job ad.
PhD in hand by by August 1, 2017
Knowledge of at least one foreign language commonly spoken in the Islamic world (e.g. Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashto,Turkish etc.)
Minimum 1 year of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred)
Ability to teach courses to a multi-lingual, multi-cultural student body
Record of research or professional engagement commensurate with experience
Successful completion of full background check
Valued, but not required:
3 years of full-time teaching experience (at the college-level beyond graduate assistantships is preferred)
Significant research and/or field work experience in the region of focus
- Applications received by December 20, 2016 will be given best consideration. No MLA interviews; interviews will take place by Skype early in the spring semester. Submit cover letter, resume, and recommendation letters to Slideroom
- Also posted at Religious Studies 2016-2017
Middlebury College (VT) - TT Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies: Social Scientist (incl. Ethnic Studies)Edit
The Environmental Studies Program invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in environmental justice beginning fall 2017. The successful candidate will have environmental expertise on topics and/or intersections of race, ethnicity, and class. The candidate's degree (Ph.D. or A.B.D.) may be in any of a range of fields including but not limited to anthropology, critical race and ethnic studies, environmental studies, geography, indigenous studies, post-colonial studies, psychology, sociology, and urban studies.
Applicants must show evidence and/or promise of excellence in teaching students from diverse backgrounds and have an active research agenda. Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory environmental studies core course, a first year seminar, and some combination of interdisciplinary team-taught and/or community-based environmental studies seminars and courses in the area of the candidate's specialization.Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.
Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces differences, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to the Environmental Justice – Social Science Search Committee that includes reference to how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching and research plans; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise. More information is available at https://apply.interfolio.com/35786 and our program website http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/es.
- The application deadline is September 30th, 2016. Candidates should not wait for all recommendation letters to arrive before submitting their application via Interfolio.
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017
- Any word? (12/28)
Mount Holyoke College (MA) - TT Assistant Professor of Gender Studies and Critical Social ThoughtEdit
The Department of Gender Studies and the Program in Critical Social Thought (CST) at Mount Holyoke College invite applications for a shared tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin Fall 2017. We seek a scholar working in the interdisciplinary field of critical ethnic studies, with preference for a candidate with expertise in queer of color critique and/or woman of color feminisms. Candidates whose work intersects with the fields of Black and African American Studies, Native and Indigenous studies, Asian American, and Latin@/x Studies are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of strong teaching at the undergraduate level and experience mentoring students who are broadly diverse with regard to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The position has a 2-2 teaching load, and the successful candidate will teach courses at all levels of the curriculum. Both programs support innovation and offer considerable freedom in curricular design. The position includes a pre-tenure sabbatical and an additional course release in the third or fourth year. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment.
Details about the Department of Gender Studies may be found at https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/gender Details about the Program in Critical Social Thought may be found at https://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/criticalsocialthought
Please submit a letter of application, CV, brief writing sample (max. 25 pages uploaded as one pdf), a one page statement of teaching philosophy/practice, statement of research interests, and statement of mentoring a diverse student body. In addition please submit a dissertation abstract (which can be uploaded under Other Document). Applicants should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf. Electronic prompts to referees will be generated automatically after the completed application has been submitted.
- Applications must be received by November 1, 2016 in electronic form, and must be made online at https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu We will conduct initial video-conference interviews.
- Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
Saint Mary's College of California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - School of Liberal Arts - Justice, Community, and Leadership Program - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for a full time tenure track position beginning in Fall 2017 in the interdisciplinary Justice, Community and Leadership Program at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a social scientist focused on the intersections of race, class, culture, inequality, and the distribution and management of public resources for the common good. We invite applications from scholar-educators specializing in one or more of the following areas: public policy and advocacy, non-profit and community-based leadership, social entrepreneurship, social work, human rights or civil rights. The successful candidate will be well-versed in social science methods of research, with a focus in at least one of the following areas of social justice research: community-based research, participatory action research, critical race theory or counter-storytelling, feminist methodologies, critical and indigenous methodologies. Experience in any of the following areas is preferred: community based leadership, non-profit settings, community organizing, social work or establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).
Consistent with Saint Mary's College's commitment to inclusive excellence, the Justice, Community and Leadership program strives to be an inclusive community that fosters respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities. Our student body is diverse, and we seek a candidate who can engage, advocate for and support students of color, women, and underrepresented groups.
Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person for human fulfillment. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives - and the first Catholic and first California college to be included - Saint Mary's is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community.
The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/our-mission.
All Saint Mary's faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship and service. The standard teaching load is six courses per year, including departmental offerings and contributions to January Term and Collegiate Seminar. In the department, the successful candidate will teach both lower division courses and upper division courses, including JCL 010: Introduction to Justice, Community and Leadership; JCL 120: Theory and Inquiry in Justice, Community and Leadership; JCL 130: Environmental Justice; JCL 140: The Global Community; JCL 150: Advanced Leadership Theory; JCL 196: Senior Capstone and JCL 190: Senior Capstone II (Assessment and Portfolio). The position might also involve creation of new upper division electives for the JCL program in collaboration with other program faculty.
Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field, including public presentation and peer review. All faculty also contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, student and community outreach, and participation in the shared governance of the College through departmental and College-wide committees and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum.
Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or have reached doctoral candidacy in a social science field related to Justice, Community and Leadership, with a reasonable expectation of degree completion by July 1, 2017. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly among undergraduates. Experience teaching community engagement courses is preferred. Candidates must also be prepared to engage in scholarship and professional activity at the national (or international) level, and preference will be given to those showing promise of significant scholarly achievement. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education settings, is also preferred.
Please apply to the Interfolio online system at: http://apptrkr.com/838583
1. A complete application includes a letter of interest, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references. 2. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry. 3. For finalists, the College will contact references, in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire. 4 .Questions should be directed to the search chair and program director Monica Fitzgerald at mailto:email@example.com
- Deadline: Closes: Sep 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
- Also posted at Interdisciplinary Humanities and Liberal Arts 2016-2017, Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017 and Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2016-2017
- Campus Interview Completed [11/29]
Saint Mary's College of California (CA) - TT Open Rank Position in Ethnic Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
Saint Mary’s College of California invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position in the Ethnic Studies Program. We will consider candidates at any rank. Our program consists of a longstanding minor with broad faculty and student engagement and a newly approved major. We expect the successful candidate to assume directorship of the program within two years of hiring, if not immediately. Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary program based in social justice education, critical race theory and anti-racist and feminist pedagogies. The successful candidate will contribute to core course offerings, including ES 001 (Introduction to Ethnic Studies), ES 050 (Creating Community), ES 101 (Critical Race Theory), ES 196 (Senior Capstone Project). The successful candidate will have the opportunity, based in their area(s) of expertise, to create special topics courses, preferably in Comparative Ethnic Studies emphasizing the experiences of women of color in a U.S. context or in African American Studies.
We seek a candidate who can engage, advocate for and support students of color, women, LGBTQIA and underrepresented groups, through research, teaching and service. Consistent with Saint Mary's College’s commitment to inclusive excellence, the Ethnic Studies Program strives to be an inclusive community that fosters respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities.
Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person for human fulfillment. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives – and the first Catholic and first California college to be included – Saint Mary’s is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community.
The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.
Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/our-mission.
Responsibilities: All Saint Mary’s faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship and service. The standard teaching assignment is six courses per year, including Ethnic Studies offerings and contributions to College-wide programs (January Term and Collegiate Seminar). Saint Mary’s faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field. All faculty also contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, student recruitment, program development and participation in the shared governance of the College through departmental and College-wide committees and the development and assessment of the College’s Core Curriculum.
QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should hold a Ph.D in Ethnic Studies or a related field and have evidence of significant scholarly achievement. Experience in directing and/or developing Ethnic Studies programs preferred. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition and show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly among undergraduates. Candidates must also be prepared to continue scholarship and professional activity at the national (or international) level. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education settings, is also preferred.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please apply on-line at http://apply.interfolio.com/36000
A complete application includes a letter of interest, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references.
In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry.
For finalists, the College will contact references, in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.
Questions should be directed to the search chair and program director Alvaro Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline: Consideration and review of applications will begin immediately. [Interfolio link closes: 15 Oct. 2016]
- UPDATE: Invited for Skype interview 10/19
- Rejection email 11/11
- any updates after Skype interviews? (1/5)
- Rejection email after Skype round (1/6)
San Diego State University (CA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - Digital Humanities and Global DiversityEdit
San Diego State University seeks a Digital Humanist at the rank of assistant or associate professor who can lead and develop our Area of Excellence in “Digital Humanities and Global Diversity” to pursue and foster intersectional, interdisciplinary, collaborative research and teaching. (For more information on our Area of Excellence, see http://literature.sdsu.edu/digital_humanities/index.html) We are looking for a humanities scholar who rigorously explores the relationships between media and / or technology and human diversity (with an emphasis on race and ethnicity, including perspectives of the global or transnational) in historical context. This is an innovative and collaborative hire, who will be housed in and teach for one of the following participating departments to be determined by the candidate: History, European Studies, Chicano/a Studies, or Africana Studies. An earned doctorate in a humanities field (including history, cultural studies, media studies, ethnic studies, and American studies) is required. The successful candidate will demonstrate a capacity for academic leadership, cutting-edge research, and dynamic, student-centered teaching.
SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.
About San Diego State University: San Diego State University is the oldest and largest higher education institution in the San Diego region. Since its founding in 1897, the university has grown to become a leading public research university. Each year, SDSU provides more than 35,000 students with the opportunity to participate in an academic curriculum distinguished by direct contact with faculty and an increasing international emphasis that prepares them for a global future. Overall, San Diego State students can choose from 91 undergraduate majors, 78 master’s programs and 22 doctoral degree programs.
SDSU ranks among the top universities nationwide in terms of ethnic and racial diversity among its student body, as well as the number of bachelor’s degrees conferred upon students of color. Increasingly recognized for innovative research, SDSU is establishing itself as a leading public research universities. It is classified as a "research-high" institution by the Carnegie Foundation. Research funding has more than doubled from a decade ago. Since 2000, SDSU faculty and staff have attracted more than $1 billion in grants and contracts for research and program administration.
About the Digital Humanities and Global Diversity Area of Excellence: This initiative is the country’s first research-oriented digital humanities program focused on human and global diversity, establishing San Diego State as a national center for critical and humanistic research on digital and social media, focusing in particular on diversity in all its global forms. Faculty hired into the digital media studies position will participate in developing a campus-wide community of scholars working collaborative across a range of disciplines—including engineering, media studies, English and comparative literature—in this University-designated Area of Excellence.
Applicants should apply via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/35748), providing letter of application, curriculum vita, writing sample (published article preferred), one to two sample syllabi, and letters of recommendation. In the application letter, candidates are invited to address how they meet one or more of the following criteria in alignment with SDSU’s campus commitment to diversity: Engagement in service with underrepresented populations (African-American, Latina/o, Native American, Pacific Islander); Demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty in higher education; Experience or demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students; Integration of understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research; Knowledge of how to achieve artistic or scholarly success as a member of an underrepresented group; Commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities; Demonstrated expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration; Research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education.
- Review of application materials will begin October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.
- Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2017 and Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented History 2016-17
- Anybody get an interview? (11/29) x2
- Did they select finalists for the campus visit yet? (12/15)
University of Calgary (CAN) - TT Assistant Professor - Health of Indigenous Peoples of North AmericaEdit
The Faculty of Arts, as part of its plans for an Indigenous Strategy, has created seven (7) tenure-track positions over three years across various disciplines and departments in Indigenous research and scholarship. Five of these positions have been filled so far. These scholars will facilitate cross-disciplinary and collaborative research, education and outreach by building on Indigenous knowledge, cultures, traditions and experiences developed among, and in partnership with, First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada.
The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology invites applications for a tenure track-position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a focus on the health of Indigenous peoples of North America and elsewhere. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.
We are seeking a scholar who will establish and maintain an active research program with a focus on the health, and the community health and well-being of Indigenous peoples. An ability to conduct work in Canada and to engage in a comparative perspective with Indigenous communities abroad would be an asset. The successful candidate will produce high impact research and scholarship, show evidence of engaged scholarship with Indigenous peoples and communities, secure external research funding and play an active role in teaching and graduate supervision in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the International Indigenous Studies Program. Service to the department, faculty, University and community will be expected.
Candidates will have a Ph.D. (or evidence of imminent completion) in Anthropology or in a related field. They must display evidence of excellence in both research and teaching informed by Indigenous epistemologies, ontologies, methodologies and knowledge. Candidates may demonstrate research excellence through community research projects, leading to a strong record of research productivity, community development or other applied outcomes, and track record of (or potential to) securing research grants. Evidence of excellence in teaching may be demonstrated via a teaching dossier (including a convincing statement of teaching philosophy, strong teaching evaluations, and an exceptional record of commitment to teaching, supervision, and mentorship). Preference will be given to candidates who have experience and expertise in advancing projects and who have a demonstrated ability to conduct research and develop partnerships with Indigenous communities in their field of research.
The Department of Anthropology and Archaeology is a research-intensive department with high standards in teaching. We value interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to research and training, and strongly encourage collaboration. For more information about the Department, please visit http://antharky.ucalgary.ca.
- All applications must be received by January 16, 2017. Please provide a cover letter, an up-to-date CV, a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, three samples of scholarly work (submitted manuscripts, dissertation chapters or community reports are acceptable), and the names and contact information for three (3) referees. The materials should be directed to Julie Boyd at email@example.com.
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017
University of California Merced (CA) - Open Rank Professor - Inequality, Power and Social Justice (Multiple Positions - fields incl. Ethnic Studies)Edit
The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.
The University of California, Merced is seeking four new faculty members at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor as part of a cluster hire. These positions are part of an ongoing multi-year, multi-departmental strategic initiative across the schools of Natural Sciences; Engineering; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts to build excellence in the broad area of Inequality, Power, and Social Justice (IPSJ). IPSJ is one of six strategic research pillars at UC Merced. IPSJ brings together scholars across disciplines and methodological backgrounds for whom historical and contemporary issues of inequality, power, and social justice are of central analytical focus. By incorporating a wide range of approaches, we aim to develop a richer understanding of how inequality and power are produced and reproduced as well as of their social, political, and personal consequences. We aim to develop a critical analysis of how systems of inequality and power interact with social justice and change. In this focus, we recognize and engage with our location in the Central Valley of California, a region marked by great ethnic diversity and high levels of poverty. The IPSJ pillar will provide space for cross-disciplinary discussion, as well as research and teaching, with the aim of theoretical and methodological inclusivity. We value scholarship that engages with the local, national, and international community both in the production and in the dissemination of knowledge.
We seek to hire scholars whose research fits into either or both of the following themes: 1) identity, experience, and representation ; and, 2) structural and institutional inequality . Successful candidates will compete in an interdisciplinary pool and have a record of accomplishment in one or more areas, including but not limited to: American studies, anthropology, art history, cognitive science, economics, English, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, linguistics, history, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, Spanish, sociology, women’s studies, and world heritage.
Assistant professor candidates should show promise of research excellence and creativity, while candidates for associate and full professor ranks should have a record of research excellence and creativity. Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to teach and train effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with broad interests and the potential for active interdisciplinary collaboration are preferred.
Candidates may be affiliated with one or more academic units with the primary appointment being determined by the candidate’s research and teaching interests and qualifications.
In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in a field relevant to the topics of interest indicated above by the position start date.
When submitting your application, please be sure to specify your area(s) of specialization. You may choose more than one option.
Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than November 1, 2016, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter detailing research area(s) of interest, thematic fit, and listing potential home academic unit(s); 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a minimum of one writing sample; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of five references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.
The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit [ http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html#Are-there-any-guidelines-for-wr ].
Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than November 1, 2016.
Applicants for the Associate/Full Professor level should include a list of five references with their applications; letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.
The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017.
Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.
The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff.
For additional information, please contact Christina Torres-Rouff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.
Job location Merced, CA
Learn More More information about this recruitment: http://www.ucmerced.edu/
- Deadline: Nov. 1.
- Also posted at Generalist 2017, American Studies 2017, Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017, Interdisciplinary Humanities and Liberal Arts 2016-2017
- 12/23: Does anyone know when the committee is planning on making initial decisions for interviews? I'm still holding out hope over here! Hope!
- I heard from a Merced professor that they received over 1,400 applications (!!!), so it could take a long time.
- 12/24: Well. I suppose I was thinking it could be super high, but that's really almost unbelievable. 1 in 1,400. Four positions, though. Ahhhhhh!
- 1/19: Anyone? Anyone? Anyone?
- According to this thread they sent out invites at the end of Dec...? http://socjobs.proboards.com/thread/6008/merced
University of Chicago (IL) - TT Asst. Professor - Race and Ethnicity in the Social Sciences (incl. Ethnic Studies)Edit
The Social Sciences Division at the University of Chicago is committed to sustaining leadership in the study of race and ethnicity in the social sciences. To this end, we invite applications for one or more tenure-track position(s) at the rank of Assistant Professor from scholars who engage issues of race and/or ethnicity within established social sciences disciplines or emergent disciplines such as Ethnic and Racial Studies, American Studies, Latina/o Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Native American Studies, Human Rights, or Justice Studies. This is a division-wide search. Successful candidates will be appointed in one of the following departments: Anthropology, Economics, History, Comparative Human Development, Political Science, Psychology, or Sociology. The Division of Social Sciences is committed to increasing the diversity of the faculty, and we therefore encourage applicants who come from racial, ethnic, and social groups that are underrepresented in academia.
Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that describes the applicant's prior and potential contributions to diversity in the context of academic research, teaching, and service; 2) a curriculum vitae; 3) a research statement addressing current research and future plans for research; 4) a teaching statement addressing teaching experience and philosophy; 5) one sample of scholarly writing (a published article or unpublished paper or chapter); and 6) three letters of reference.
Appointments may begin as early as July 1, 2017. Candidates are expected to have the Ph.D. in-hand by the start of the appointment.
- Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed; early submission is encouraged. Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website, http://tinyurl.com/zd4dhqw.
- Also posted at American Studies 2017
University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - TT Asst. Professor of Ethnic Studies - Social Justice and Carcerality StudiesEdit
The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in social justice and carcerality studies (an interdisciplinary field that examines confinement in settings such as prisons, reservations, and plantations; the social and cultural conditions leading to criminalization and imprisonment; and bodily coercion in border policing and human trafficking) to begin in Fall 2017. We are particularly interested in applications from scholars focusing on borderlands and Latinx or Chican@ populations, however, the area of specialization for this position is open. In line with building our newly established Ph.D. program in Comparative Ethnic Studies, we welcome comparative, interdisciplinary, and intersectional approaches and innovative theoretical perspectives. The Department of Ethnic Studies is particularly interested in candidates with areas of specialization that complement the Department's existing strengths, and who have the potential to increase the profile of the program as well as the Department's ties with other departments, centers, and organizations on and off campus (e.g. the Latin American Studies Center, The Bueno Center, the Boulder County Latino History Project, Colorado Latino Forum, Café Cultura, the Aquetza youth leadership institute, Padres y Jovenes Unidos, among others ). We will be especially interested in candidates who can build the research profiles and curricular offerings in comparative Latinx studies and US/México borderland studies of the Department. The successful candidate will show evidence of, an active research agenda/strong publication record, and will have been granted a Ph.D. for a fall 2017 start date. We will also consider advanced assistant professors who have a demonstrable track record of tier one excellence in research productivity. The successful candidate will show potential for or evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching excellence and to the training and mentoring of doctoral students. The Department of Ethnic Studies openly embraces diversity and inclusivity, and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students of all races, genders, classes, sexualities, nationalities, and religions.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Ethnic Studies or a related field
Preferred Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Chicana/o or Latina/o Studies, American Studies, Criminology, History and/or other relevant disciplines with a specific focus on social justice and carcerality.
- Apply at: https://cu.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=06679&lang=en
- Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2016.
- Any news on this? (12/26)
University of Michigan (MI) - Open Rank - Muslim American StudiesEdit
The University of Michigan’s Department of American Culture and its program in Arab and Muslim American Studies (AMAS) seek qualified applications for an open-rank tenure-track faculty appointment in Muslim American studies.
We seek a theoretically sophisticated, rigorous, and interdisciplinary scholar with a strong commitment to contribute to the governance and development of the AMAS program. Candidates with scholarly expertise and teaching interests in Muslim American studies using intersectional approaches, such as frameworks of race, gender, and sexuality, are particularly of interest. Preference will be given to candidates who specialize broadly in Muslim American studies and examine multiple communities or issues – African American, South Asian American, Arab American, Latino/a/x, etc. The search will consider candidates who focus on the U.S. as well as those who incorporate comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the U.S.
This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2017. A Ph.D. degree in any relevant field in the humanities or social sciences is required prior to appointment. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research.
Applicants should submit a digital dossier via email attachments to email@example.com and include the following components (please submit each component as a separate PDF file):
All applicants should provide:
- Cover letter addressed to Chair, AMAS Search Committee
- Curriculum Vitae
- Writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
- Statement of current and future research
- Statement of teaching philosophy and experience
- Evidence of teaching excellence (i.e., student evaluations of teaching, syllabi of courses taught, teaching awards)
- Sample syllabus for a course on Introduction to Muslim American Studies
- A list of 3 or 4 potential courses offerings in Muslim American Studies
In Addition: Untenured applicants - please provide three letters of recommendation, which should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address. Tenured applicants - please provide names and contact information of suggested reviewers.
- Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is January 15, 2017. http://lsa.umich.edu/ac/people/job-openings.html
University of Michigan (MI) - Asst or early Assoc Prof - Racialization and Ethnic Formation in North AmericaEdit
The Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, invites applications for an assistant professor or early associate professor appointment to begin in September 2017. We are interested in scholars whose research addresses politics and processes of racialization and ethnic formation in North America from an anthropological perspective. Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to: new approaches to and theories about diversity; democratic participation and the politics of care; media and expressive culture; political economy and inequality; environmental racism and health disparities; policing, surveillance, and incarceration; civil rights and related social movements; and intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. Depth of ethnographic knowledge and the ability to address questions of theoretical and comparative significance will be crucial.
Please send copies of: (1) a cover letter; (2) a CV; (3) a statement of current and future research plans; (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience; (5) a sample of scholarly writing; (6) evidence of teaching excellence; and (7) the names and addresses of three references to email@example.com. Please make sure the name of each attached file starts with your name (Last Name, First Name).
- Applications are due September 15, 2016.
- Also posted at Cultural Anthropology 2016-2017
University of San Diego (CA) - Open Rank - Ethnic Studies American Indian Studies and Comparative Ethnic StudiesEdit
The Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of San Diego invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track or tenured professor of Ethnic Studies beginning in Fall 2017. Qualified candidates must hold a PhD or terminal degree in Ethnic Studies or a related field and have expertise in American Indian Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies. Specific areas of research are open; however, we are especially interested in work that addresses health, environmental justice, and/or decolonization. Applicants must have an active research agenda and be able to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in American Indian Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies; an ability to teach Introduction to Ethnic Studies is required. Demonstrated experience working with American Indian tribes and communities is strongly preferred.
The University of San Diego is a private Roman Catholic university that sits on the Indigenous homeland of the Kumeyaay people. The San Diego region is the third most populated area for American Indians in California and is surrounded by four autonomous Indigenous nations: the Kumeyaay, Luiseño, Cupeño, and Cahuilla. These four nations, represented by 17 federally recognized tribes, make San Diego County home to the largest concentration of individual tribes in the United States. San Diego is also the second largest city in the state, near the busiest port of entry on an international border, and hosts significant ethnic, immigrant, and refugee communities from around the globe, including Central America, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, and Africa. Serving more than 5,500 undergraduate students, the university holds a commitment to advancing academic excellence, global citizenship, ethical knowledge and conduct, and compassionate service. The Department of Ethnic Studies is a vibrant, interdisciplinary program that critically situates itself within this geopolitical site and engages students in the historical, cultural, and socioeconomic dynamics of race and ethnicity in US and transnational contexts. At the heart of our work is a commitment to applied social justice and community service learning that directly supports the values of Catholic Social Teaching. Cover letters should clearly state how the applicant fits within this larger pedagogical and programmatic vision.
A complete application will include: 1) Cover letter that includes relevant teaching experience, research, and experience working with American Indian communities 2) Teaching statement that describes teaching philosophy for a small, liberal arts Roman Catholic university 3) Curriculum Vitae 4) Sample course syllabi for both a lower-division Introduction to Ethnic Studies course and a lower- or upper-division American Indian Studies course 5) Writing sample (25-page max) 5) Three reference letters (emailed directly by your recommenders to firstname.lastname@example.org )
To apply, please complete both of the following steps: 1. Submit your entire application as a single PDF file to email@example.com. 2. All candidates much register as applicants for this position on USD's online job site. Visit http://www.sandiego.edu/jobs, select Job IRC 21914 and create a profile. Do not upload any application documents to this site. For assistance, contact Human Resources at (619) 260-4594 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For full consideration, both steps must be completed and all materials received by December 2, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Yale University (CT) - Adv. Assoc. or Full Professor - Asian American Studies, Latina/o Studies, Native American or Indigenous Studies, or Comparative / Transnational Ethnic StudiesEdit
The Yale University Program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration seeks to make at least one senior appointment of a scholar working in Asian American Studies, Latina/o Studies, Native American or Indigenous Studies, or Comparative/Transnational Ethnic Studies. Applications are welcome from scholars at the level of advanced Associate or Full Professor who have demonstrated exceptional scholarship and teaching, as well as leadership in their field and in the profession.
Specialization is open, but the committee particularly encourages applications from scholars pursuing ethnographic field research and critical analysis, or from social scientists, humanists, or interdisciplinary scholars whose work engages one or more of the following areas: geography, critical demography, education, environmental justice, science/medicine/technology, or stratification and inequality.
The successful candidate or candidates will begin on July 1, 2017 and hold a joint appointment in the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program and another fitting academic department or program.
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Applicants should apply through Interfolio and must include following: A letter of application; Current curriculum vitae; A statement of research and teaching interests. Letters of reference are not required at this initial stage.
- The review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. For additional information, please email email@example.com
VISITING POSITIONS / LIMITED-TERM APPOINTMENTS in Ethnic Studies and Related FieldsEdit
The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to and will work closely with the chair of the Africana Studies program and the Director of the Griot Institute for Africana Studies.
Bucknell Africana Studies Postdoctoral Fellowships support the development of recently-graduated scholars working in the arts, humanities, social sciences, cultural studies and/or post-colonial studies who are committed to the liberal arts and aspire to be distinguished teacher/scholars. We are particularly interested in recent graduates from sectors of the population historically underrepresented in U.S. colleges and universities.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a field that contributes to African, Caribbean, Afro-Latino/a, and/or African-American studies, received no earlier than May 2012 and no later than August 15, 2017. Postdoctoral Fellows teach two courses per year in fields related to their research, advise and mentor undergraduate students, formally present their research in faculty fora once each semester of the fellowship, and work five hours a week on administrative and programming opportunities related to Africana Studies.
The Postdoctoral Fellowship is for two academic years. Fellows are required to be in residence each semester. The Postdoctoral Fellowship award for 2017-19 includes an annual salary of $50,000, employee benefits, a research/travel fund of $3,000, and housing.
The successful candidate will have: - Strong organizational and interpersonal abilities. - Skill in and interest in teaching and advising students and interacting with staff, faculty, and alumni. - An ability to manage autonomously. - High degree of creativity and vision, as well as an ability to work collaboratively. - Excellent written and oral communication skills. - Demonstrated creativity, ability to solve problems strategically, and success in managing multiple projects. - Interest in and enthusiasm for supporting the mission of a liberal arts institution through programmatic endeavors in Africana Studies.
To complete your application, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a 3-5 page description of the research project proposed for the fellowship years, a description of the undergraduate courses you would like to teach, a sample of published or unpublished writing on a topic related to the proposal, and three confidential letters of recommendation.
- Applications will only be accepted through Intefolio ByCommittee via http://apply.interfolio.com/35703. The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15, 2016. Awards will be announced in spring 2017.
- Also posted at Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17
Colby College (ME) - Visiting Asst. Professor - African Diaspora, the Black Atlantic, and the Caribbean - AAA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit
The Department of Anthropology and the African-American Studies Program at Colby College invite applications for a joint one-year visiting Assistant Professorship, beginning September 1, 2017. While the Ph.D. is preferred, a very advanced ABD with highly relevant innovative fieldwork and extensive teaching experience will be considered. Teaching experience is necessary.
We seek a scholar whose research specialties and teaching experience focus on the African Diaspora, the Black Atlantic, and the Caribbean. Preference will be given to specialists in the Caribbean or other African Diaspora communities in North or South America (including Canada). Absolute preference will be given to specialists in areas outside the United States. The successful candidate will be expected to teach introduction to sociocultural anthropology, and four additional courses, at least three of which should explore topics in the African Diaspora. Applicants are encouraged to suggest courses and topics not currently in the African American Studies program curriculum. Applicants should send a cover letter describing teaching philosophy and research interests, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference to http://apply.interfolio.com/38350 Electronic submission of application materials through Interfolio is required.
- Review of applications will begin October 17, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Preliminary interviews will be conducted at the AAA meetings. For more information, please contact Professor Chandra D. Bhimull or Professor Cheryl Townsend Gilkes, Director, African American Studies, by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Illinois Wesleyan University (IL) - Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital HumanitiesEdit
Illinois Wesleyan University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities, beginning August 1, 2017. This position is funded by an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to support our Engaging Tomorrow’s Students initiative, which aims to catalyze curricular and pedagogical reform to enhance student engagement on our campus. The successful candidate will support faculty in developing their multimodal literacies and teaching strategies that bridge the divide between conventional and digital approaches.
The Visiting Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities will work with faculty both individually and in groups to familiarize them with applications of the digital humanities and to develop pedagogical strategies in the classroom. Successful candidates will demonstrate strengths in the integration of digital humanities tools and methods in scholarship and undergraduate teaching. Examples may include but are not limited to experience/expertise in one or more of the following specific areas: analysis of datasets; linked data and the semantic web; network analysis; GIS; data visualization; and scholarly crowdsourcing/collaborative commentaries. Experience with the development of interdisciplinary courses tied to the humanities, as well as the teaching of digital humanities methods to colleagues, is strongly preferred. The teaching load is 2-2, possibly including a first-year writing seminar, team teaching, as well as offerings in our interdisciplinary Humanities Program.
Applicants are expected to have completed a Ph.D. in a Humanities field by July 31, 2017. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and teaching philosophy statement, as one PDF file to the chair of the search committee, Dr. Kristine Nielsen, firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent separately. Review of applications will begin immediately.
- Candidates who submit their complete dossiers by December 1, 2016, will receive full consideration. The search will remain open until the position is filled.
- Also posted at New Media and Digital Humanities 2017
Northern Arizona University (AZ) - Lecturers in Public Humanities (x3)Edit
The Department of Comparative Cultural Studies at Northern Arizona University is hiring three Lecturers in the Public Humanities Program. Each is a full-time, benefit-eligible position with a 4/4 teaching load and an annually renewable contract.
Public Humanities Lecturer: We are especially interested in an individual who can teach our newly established core classes, HUM 195 "Humanities in Action" and HUM 395, "Public Humanities in the Digital Age," along with other HUM courses in our curriculum. The successful candidate should have some teaching and research experience in the Digital Humanities.
Environmental Humanities Lecturer: We are especially interested in an individual who can teach our suite of environmentally themed courses, HUM 175, HUM 371, and HUM 373, along with other courses in our HUM curriculum. The successful candidate should have some teaching and research experience in global, non-western, and/or indigenous humanities.
Public Humanities/Cinema Studies: We are especially interested in an individual who can teach a range of courses in our Humanities and Cinema Studies (CINE) curricula. The successful candidate should have some teaching and research in a humanities discipline with a demonstrable cinema or film studies specialty (particular emphasis on global, non-western, and/or indigenous cinema).
See NAU's HR website for full details of each position: http://nau.edu/human-resources/.
- Deadline: October 29, 2016.
- Also posted at Film Studies 2016-2017
The American Multicultural Studies Department at Sonoma State University is hiring a visiting assistant professor for the 2017-2018 academic year. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to teach courses in any of the following: African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Native American Studies, or Mixed Race Studies. Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2017. Teaching load is 3/3. To apply please submit: cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references.
To apply for this position, go to http://www.sonoma.edu/jobs and select Job Opportunities. If you are not currently employed at Sonoma State University, select the External Applicants box. You will be redirected to a list of all available jobs at Sonoma State University. Find and select the faculty position you are applying for to view the description and select Apply Now. If you have not applied for a job at Sonoma State University previously you will be asked to Register Now in order to proceed. After attaching the cover letter and curriculum vitae as one document, please proceed to complete and submit the application. Once you have submitted your application, a confirmation email will be automatically sent to you. To attach the additional required documents go to My Career Tools in your Careers Home page. Your statement of research interests may be a statement of scholarship and/or creative activity if appropriate to your discipline. If you encounter difficulties during the application process, please email email@example.com.
- Application deadline is February 15, 2017.
- Also posted at American Studies 2017
University of Florida (FL) - Visiting Assistant Professor of African American StudiesEdit
Job Description: The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a renewable position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the African American Studies Program. We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching. Disciplinary backgrounds may include, but are not restricted to African American Studies, African American Women's Studies, Anthropology, Caribbean Studies, Criminal Justice, History, Legal Studies Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, and/or Sociology. The candidate is expected to contribute to the research, teaching, and service missions of the UF African American Studies Program and will have a 100% appointment in the program. We particularly welcome applicants who can teach at least one of our required courses – Introduction to African American Studies, Key Issues in Black Atlantic Thought, and/or African American Studies Senior Integrative Seminar. We are also seeking someone with a willingness to teach online courses, an active research agenda, and a desire to contribute to the scholarly development of the program. Established in 1969, the African American Studies Program offers a major and minor. This interdisciplinary program offers a diverse array of courses. Currently, over 100 students are majoring in African American Studies at the University of Florida. More information about the program can be found at: http://afam.clas.ufl.edu. 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. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Therefore, we particularly encourage applications from women and minorities. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida Sunshine's Law. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education. Advertised Salary: The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes a full benefits package. Minimum Requirements: Candidates should have their Ph.D. in hand at the time of hiring. Special Instructions to Applicants: For full consideration, applications must be submitted online at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/500856?lApplicationSubSourceID= and must include: (1) a letter of application describing their interest in and qualifications for this position, (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy and effectiveness, (3) a writing sample, and (4) teaching evaluations if available. Applicants will provide names/emails of referees and the application system will send automated emails to referees requesting that they upload their letters of reference directly to the application website. The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States require evaluation by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
- For full consideration, applications should be submitted by January 9, 2017 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. The position will remain open until filled. The position starts in August 2017. Questions may be directed to Dr. I. Kendi at firstname.lastname@example.org.