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Page for academic jobs in Ethnic Studies (including African-American Studies) that begin in 2018.

Last year's page: Ethnic Studies 2016-2017

SEE ALSO: Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2017-2018, American Studies 2018 and Jewish Studies 2017-2018

For jobs in Ethnic American Literature (including Asian-American, Latino/a and Native American) that start in 2015, see Ethnic American Lit. 2018. For jobs in African-American Literature, see African American 2018.
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 2017-18.
See the blog Race and Ethnic Studies Funding Opportunities. (University of Chicago data blog for jobs, fellowships, postdocs, etc., in Race and Ethnic Studies)


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

Bucknell University (PA) - TT Open Rank Position - Black Political Thought and/or Black Critical TheoryEdit

The Africana Studies Program at Bucknell University invites applications for an open rank, tenure-track position to begin August 2018. The substantive area is Black Political Thought and/or Black Critical Theory, with a strong focus on social and political injustice as they pertain to the global black experience. The successful candidate will teach both introductory and upper level undergraduate courses that focus on the theoretical and material expressions of Africana culture, experience, and thought and will be expected to develop a robust research program.

Preference will be given to candidates who draw on theories, methods, and approaches in Africana Studies as well as those whose work is situated at the intersections of disciplines within the social sciences, humanities, and arts. Applicants must have a PhD by the time of appointment.

To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing research interests and teaching philosophy, a Curriculum Vitae, a sample of scholarly writing, sample syllabi, course evaluations as available, and three confidential letters of reference. All materials must be submitted online through Bucknell's career site.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

California State University, Fullerton (CA) - TT Asst. Professor of African American Studies (Critical Prison Studies/Carceral Studies)Edit

The Department of African American Studies at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in critical prison studies with appointment to begin Fall 2018. CSUF is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and/or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.

Position: Critical Prison Studies is located at the intersection of political and legal thought, cultural studies, and critical race theory. This position is consistent with the interdisciplinary and global initiatives of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. The successful candidate will have a research program engaged with the implications of the carceral state in the United States. A comparative, diasporic, and/or multi-ethnic approach, paying particular attention to the African American experience is welcome. We encourage applications from candidates whose work is interdisciplinary in nature.

The candidate will demonstrate strong competence in such relevant intellectual traditions such as critical race theory, gender/masculinity studies, queer, or other contemporary critical perspectives on state violence and carceral projects.

The successful candidate will contribute to the undergraduate program in the African American Studies Department through new curriculum development and teaching. Candidate will be expected to teach core courses in the department, such as Introduction to African American Studies, African American Political Thought, African American Politics, and develop courses in their specialization. The successful candidate will provide evidence of high quality research, leading to peer assessed publications, and outstanding teaching contributions at the undergraduate level. Candidates must provide evidence of an ability to work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary and student-centered environment. The successful candidate will be required to make substantive contributions through service to the department, and the College, the University, and the broader community. This position offers opportunities for community engagement, such as collaborating with Project Rebound, a University program dedicated to supporting formerly incarcerated students to excel in college.

Qualifications: PhD in Criminal Justice, African American Studies, or a related field. ABD’s may apply must show evidence that the degree will be completed by the appointment date. We will also consider candidates with a JD. Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service. Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population. Ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally-diverse range of students. 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. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be 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.php

Appointment Date: August 2018

Application Procedure: A complete on-line application/resume 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 9785BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials: letter of application in which you respond to the required qualifications; curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; research statement in which you describe your research program and discuss how students can be incorporated into your research; reprints and preprints of publications and presentations; teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, course syllabi, and teaching evaluation summaries a student success statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in teaching or working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced); three letters of recommendation (see instructions below). On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference 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.

Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Siobhan Brooks at skingbrooks@fullerton.edu or call 657-278-3847.

  • Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by October 1, 2017 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled. Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

California State University, Stanislaus (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Ethnic Studies - African American StudiesEdit

The Ethnic Studies Program at California State University, Stanislaus invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ethnic Studies with expertise in African American Studies. The successful candidate for this position will specialize in using critical and intersectional approaches in the study of African American/Black populations. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in Ethnic Studies, including: Introduction to Ethnic Studies, African American Experiences, Theories and Concepts in Ethnic Studies, Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S., and Race and Education. Candidates should have an active research agenda and be able to integrate their scholarly interests with student learning, which may include providing community engagement opportunities for undergraduates. Candidates should expect to develop new courses in their area of expertise to enrich the curriculum and be receptive to exploring connections between Ethnic Studies and other disciplines. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the Ethnic Studies Program and University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, African American Studies, or closely related discipline, with evidence of effective university level teaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates with a social justice oriented pedagogy and scholarship, emphasizing one or more of the following areas: popular culture (e.g., hip hop, film and/or sports), Black diasporas, Black/women of color feminisms, anti-Black violence and islamophobia, social movements, and/or mass incarceration Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to sustained and collaborative community work, mentoring underrepresented students and advising campus clubs such as the Black Student Union.

HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE: A complete application must include: an application letter addressing the position description and qualifications; Curriculum Vitae that includes three references with contact information, copies of graduate transcripts; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Send applications and all correspondence concerning this announcement to Ethnic Studies Search Committee Chair at: Bao Lo, Ph.D. BLo@csustan.edu Department of Anthropology, Geography and Ethnic Studies, California State University, Stanislaus, One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

  • Screening of completed application files will begin on October 15, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants may submit their materials electronically.

Dartmouth College (NH) - TT Open Rank Position - Afro-Caribbean and African Diaspora StudiesEdit

The African and African American Studies (AAAS) Program at Dartmouth College invites applications for an open-rank position in Afro-Caribbean and African Diaspora Studies, with a preference for historians and social scientists. The position begins on July 1, 2018. We are interested in innovative scholars whose work interfaces with a variety of geographical regions. Scholars of all ranks will be given equal consideration.

AAAS at Dartmouth College originated in 1969, making it one of the oldest programs of its kind in the nation. Faculty are committed to interdisciplinary approaches to understandings of Africa and the African diaspora within a global context. We seek to build AAAS through the addition of cutting-edge scholars who transcend disciplinary boundaries within the College, as well as nationally and internationally.

Dartmouth College combines a commitment to innovative scholarship with dedication to excellent teaching. The Dartmouth student body is diverse by many measures. We are interested in applicants with a record of and interest in successful teaching and mentoring of students from all backgrounds (including first-generation college students, low-income students, members of racial, ethnic and religious minorities, and members of the LGBTQ community). The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to Dartmouth’s undergraduate diversity initiatives in research, such as the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship.

Dartmouth is an equal opportunity/ affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

Qualifications: PhD or ABD (with PhD in hand by July 1, 2018).

Application Instructions: Please provide (1) a letter of application, indicating current research, future research, and teaching philosophy; (2) a current CV with the contact information listed for 3-5 references. Submit materials through the Interfolio dossier service at http://apply.interfolio.com/44943.

  • We will start to review applications on October 20, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • Note: This position is to replace a faculty member who took at job at Princeton. (Sept. 17)

Pennsylvania State University (PA): Associate or Full Professor - Director of the African Studies ProgramEdit

The Pennsylvania State University, College of the Liberal Arts, invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of the African Studies Program. The position is to be filled at the rank of tenured Associate Professor or Professor, effective July 1, 2018. Applicants should have scholarly credentials commensurate with a senior appointment at a major research university, demonstrate administrative experience or evidence of administrative potential, have the ability to manage the on-going and potential grant and development activities of the program, and the flexibility to lead a multi-disciplinary unit with existing and potential partnerships with graduate programs across the college. The Dean is prepared to make investments commensurate with maintaining and improving the program’s national and international reputation. Applicants will have joint appointments in other units in the College of the Liberal Arts. Interested parties should submit a formal letter of application, current curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references.

Princeton University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - African American Studies and Human ValuesEdit

The University Center for Human Values and the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invite applications at the assistant professor level from well-qualified individuals for a tenure-track position in theoretical approaches to the study of race. Applicants may be scholars of political theory; political philosophy; the philosophy of race; critical and social theory; applied ethics and ethics of public policy (with application to race); African American studies (with a focus on one or more of the aforementioned areas); or any area of normative inquiry that focuses on the experience of African Americans.

The position involves teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and would be held jointly in the two units as assistant professor of African American Studies and Human Values.

We ask applicants to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy and the names and contact information of three references.

San Jose State University (CA) - Associate Professor with Tenure and Chair - African American StudiesEdit

The Department of African American Studies invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Associate Professor with an open area of specialization. We seek someone with broad interdisciplinary training in either the social sciences or the humanities. Required qualifications include a Ph.D. (or equivalent) from an accredited institution, an established history of excellence in the classroom, research, and service that meets San Jose State University's requirements for tenure, a commitment to program development, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Desired qualifications include an interdisciplinary and/or ethnic studies background, demonstrated administrative, program and curricular development, and community outreach experience. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities: As chair of the department, the successful candidate is expected to be a visionary with the ability to lead the department through exciting changes at SJSU and to strengthen and develop the existing program. In addition, the successful candidate will schedule courses, advise students, hire faculty, and perform assessment activities. All faculty in the department are expected to teach core classes, maintain an active research agenda, and engage in service activities. The successful candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: July 1, 2018

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

  • For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information by October 31, 2017: https://apply.interfolio.com/44613.

San Jose State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - African American StudiesEdit

The Department of African American Studies invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor with an open area of specialization. We seek someone with broad interdisciplinary training in either the social sciences or the humanities. Required qualifications include a Ph. D. (or equivalent) from an accredited institution at the start of the 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 an interdisciplinary and/or ethnic studies background, strong record of teaching excellence, experience in program development, and a record of service. Applicants should demonstrate awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate should be prepared to contribute to teaching in the general education sequence and courses in their area or expertise. Other teaching duties include developing new courses appropriate to an interdisciplinary department and course and program assessment. Faculty at SJSU have a four course per semester teaching load with a teaching load reduction during the first two years of service. Other responsibilities include maintaining an active research agenda as well as service and shared governance appropriate to rank. The successful candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 17, 2018.

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

  • For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information by January 15, 2018 to https://apply.interfolio.com/44614.

Texas Christian University (TX) - TT Asst. Professor - Black StudiesEdit

The English Department at TCU, which offers Ph.D., M.A., and B.A. degrees within a teacher-scholar model, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Black Studies (African American literatures, Africana literatures, and/or Cultural Rhetorics). Rank assistant professor. We are a department that values diversity as well as interdisciplinary research and teaching in ethnic studies, women and gender studies, literatures, rhetorics, writing, and technologies. We particularly welcome applications from scholars researching intersections of race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, ability, and class from any period. We seek scholars with a developed research agenda, a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and the desire to join colleagues in contributing to new programs in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies and African American & Africana studies.

Requirements: PhD in English, Rhetoric & Composition, African American Studies, or related field by August 1, 2018.

To apply, sign in online at https://tcu.igreentree.com/CSS_Faculty and upload 1) letter of application; 2) CV; 3) writing sample; 4) dissertation / project abstract; 5) three letters of recommendation; and 5) statement indicating experiences with and contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Personal/contact information is required; applicant survey is voluntary. All questions regarding the application process should be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790.

  • Review of applications begins 1 October 2017 and will continue until this position is filled.

University of California Davis (CA) - Assoc. or Full Professor - African American & African StudiesEdit

The University of California, Davis invites applications for a tenured position in African American Studies at the level of Associate or Full Professor, to begin July 1, 2018. The successful candidate will be expected to assume responsibilities as Chair of the Department beginning one year after appointment. Disciplinary field and specialization are open, but interdisciplinary work within the social sciences or humanities is preferred. The successful candidate should complement the strengths and goals of the Department of African American and African Studies at UC Davis. In order to be considered at the Associate or Full Professor rank, an applicant’s record of scholarship must meet the standards for tenure at the University of California. Applicants must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field.

We seek a scholar with an accomplished and innovative publication profile, an excellent record of teaching, intellectual distinction, and interdisciplinary expertise in the field of African American Studies. The successful candidate should possess a strong track record of departmental/university service and collaboration, proven administrative abilities, and successful extramural funding. We are especially interested in candidates who will provide programmatic leadership in the delivery of our undergraduate and graduate curricula, who will foster outreach and grant-writing activities to support programmatic goals, and who are committed to building and sustaining cross-disciplinary, cross-departmental connections to other programs on the campus. Candidates should be prepared to teach undergraduate courses with cultural, political, social, and economic dimensions of the contemporary African American experience.

Our program is multidisciplinary, with strengths in the humanities, cultural studies, and social sciences. We offer an undergraduate major and minor program as well as a graduate Designated Emphasis with the Cultural Studies Program. Faculty members are also encouraged to seek affiliation with a number of graduate groups within the University.

Interested candidates should send a letter of application that includes a statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information for 4 references, two recent course evaluations and a writing sample (20-30 pp.) from recent research already published or under contract for publication, and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity to the online application system at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF01784

  • For full consideration applications should be completed by October 2, 2017. The position is open until filled.

University of California Irvine (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Critical Black Studies/LiteratureEdit

The Department of African American Studies at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a full-time, tenure track, Assistant Professor in the field of critical Black studies and/or literature of the African Diaspora. Candidates may hold a Ph.D. in any field (completed by the start date of July 1, 2018), but must demonstrate scholarly expertise in African American Studies broadly defined and sufficient to warrant full-time appointment in the Department of African American Studies. A strong record of publication and teaching in the field is expected. We especially welcome applications from scholars in a position to contribute to a tradition of academic excellence and intellectual distinction at the University of California, Irvine.

The faculty member will join a growing interdisciplinary Department with core and affiliated faculty whose teaching interests include art history, critical theory, feminist thought, music, history, law, political economy, visual studies, literary and cultural studies. Housed within the distinguished School of Humanities, the Department of African American Studies has also contributed to the academic prominence of UC Irvine more generally. The Department seeks to increase its breadth of curricular offerings, undergraduate enrollments, and majors and minors.

To apply, upload a statement of teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, a 30 page writing sample, statement of contributions to diversity, and three letters of recommendation at: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04237.

  • Applications received by November 17, 2017 will receive full consideration.

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - Open Rank - Africa and Its DiasporaEdit

The University of Illinois at Chicago's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, in conjunction with the Diaspora Studies Cluster Initiative, is pleased to announce an open-ranked, tenure stream faculty position in Expressive and Creative Arts and Cultures in Africa and Its Diaspora. This search is part of a multiple-hire cluster initiative in Diaspora Studies, exploring the complex, multi-faceted, and multi-directional frictions and flows, displacements and mobilities, that have accompanied the slave trade, globalization, imperialism, and neoliberalism, man-made and natural disasters, in modern world history.

We are looking for someone whose research and writing explores an aspect of African and African diaspora cultural and artistic flows, innovations, syncretisms, and hybridities. We are particularly interested in scholars whose work is substantially focused on African diasporas outside of the United States. A successful candidate will be able to teach advanced graduate courses in their areas of expertise, as well as general education survey courses. The ideal candidate's fields of expertise will complement existing course offerings and areas of specialization at UIC. Appointment will be jointly in the Department of African American Studies, and one of the following departments: Anthropology, English, Communication, Art History and Museum and Exhibition Studies.

  • Complete Applications submitted by August 1, 2017 will be given full consideration. Applicants should submit an application online at https://jobs.uic.edu, click on the job board and the position, and upload a CV, a cover letter describing research trajectory, teaching philosophy, history of service and community engagement, as well as the names and contact information for three referees. Candidates should have an earned Ph.D., MFA, or commensurate evidence of creative and / or artistic accomplishments at the time of appointment, demonstrated teaching ability, a history of community engagement, and evidence of scholarly and/or creative productivity.

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American StudiesEdit

The Department of Afroamerican and African Studies at the University of Michigan invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in African-American 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 feminist and gender studies, queer studies, and performance studies.

This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2018. Interested applicants are required to hold a Ph.D. degree in a relevant humanities, social sciences, or interdisciplinary field prior to appointment. Candidates should be qualified to teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses, as well as graduate seminars that show both a breath of knowledge and specific areas of focus. The successful candidate will complement the strengths of current faculty in African-American Studies and beyond the 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 the link provided: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1083.

  • The deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is October 15, 2017.

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - TT Asst. Professor - African and African-American Studies (Urban Humanities)Edit

Washington University’s School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Urban Humanities beginning Fall, 2018. The search is at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor and the appointment will be located in the Department of African and African American Studies. We seek scholars from within a broad range of humanities and humanistic social science disciplines (for example, art history, film and media, gender and women’s studies, history, languages, literature, music, performing arts, philosophy, religion, anthropology, sociology) with research interests in urbanism, race, and the built environment in Africa and/or the African diaspora (North America, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, South Asia). We are especially interested in candidates who bring with them experience in or familiarity with architecture, the built environment, and urban design. The successful applicant will be appointed in the Department of African and African American Studies.

Through the generous support of the Mellon Foundation's Architecture, Urbanism, and Humanities initiative, Washington University is in the midst of a four-year effort aimed at bringing humanities scholars into productive dialogue with architects, urban designers, and landscape architects. This hire, along with a parallel appointment in Architecture and Urban Design, is aimed at building upon these efforts by forging sustainable and permanent connections between the Humanities, Architecture and Urban Design.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will teach classes in her/his areas of specialization, assist in the advising of AFAS majors, be active in research and publication, participate in departmental and university service and governance, and contribute to the interdisciplinary mission of African and African American Studies and to the ongoing collaboration between the Humanities, Architecture and Urban Design at Washington University.

Required Qualifications: PhD in hand (in a relevant humanities or humanistic social science discipline) by August 1, 2018 and evidence of scholarly potential are required.

Applicant Special Instructions: To assure that the review committee has immediate access to your application materials, candidates are required to apply using this website. Components of a complete application are: a letter of interest describing your scholarly qualifications and research; Current curriculum vitae; Teaching statement detailing your approach to teaching and to creating diverse and inclusive learning environments (all uploaded to the application file on the Wash U jobs sites); Three (3) letters of recommendation on your behalf sent by the reviewer (or assistant) to cenhum@wustl.edu. Please include the applicant's name in the subject line.

Requests for additional information may be directed to: Tila Neguse, Project Director, The Divided City Initiative at tneguse@wustl.edu or Jean Allman, Director, Center for the Humanities at jallman@wustl.edu.

  • The committee will review applications until the search is concluded, but applications should be received by October 15, 2017 to ensure full consideration.

York University (CAN) - Canada 150 Research Chair in Black Diaspora Thought and Culture (Open Rank)Edit

The Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications from individuals interested in nomination for a Canada 150 Research Chair in Black Diaspora thought and culture, to commence July 1, 2018. Applicants should have a research record in interdisciplinary Black Diaspora thought and cultures grounded in the humanities; including philosophical and theoretical approaches, sexuality studies, visual culture, and literature.

The position is a tenure stream open rank appointment conditional on the successful nomination of the applicant as a Canada 150 Research Chair. To be eligible for this award, nominees must be internationally based at the time of the application (both working and residing outside of Canada), including Canadian expatriates.

The individual sought will be nominated for a Canada 150 Research Chair. Appointments to Canada 150 Chairs are for 7 years and are accompanied by a full-time tenure-stream faculty position. Further information about the Canada 150 Research Chair program is available at http://www.canada150.chairs-chaires.gc.ca.

The successful candidate will have PhD in Humanities or a related field, a record of excellence in scholarly research including publications appropriate to their stage of career, and will demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching at all levels. The successful candidate will be prepared to participate actively in the Graduate Program in Humanities and be suitable for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

For this nomination, York is particularly interested in candidates with diverse backgrounds and especially encourages candidates in equity, diversity and inclusion categories. York acknowledges the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research achievement and encourages applicants to explain in their application the impact that career interruptions may have had on their record of research achievement. York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application outlining their professional experience and research interests, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a sample of their scholarly writing, and arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Andrea Davis, Chair Department of Humanities, 206 Vanier College, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3J 1P3 or by e-mail to aadavis@yorku.ca (subject line: “Diaspora Thought and Culture”).

  • The deadline for applications is July 26, 2017. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Asian Studies Edit

Cornell University (NY) - TT Assistant Professorship in Northeast Asian Critical HumanitiesEdit

The Department of Asian Studies at Cornell University welcomes applications for a Tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Northeast Asian Critical Humanities. We seek teaching and research strengths in Japan and/or Korean studies, ideally including trans-national/inter-Asian empirical and theoretical interests. Applications are welcome from candidates working in modern, or across premodern and modern, contexts. Candidates should be prepared to contribute to the undergraduate curriculum through courses in their fields of specialization as well as through survey and gateway courses. The successful candidate will enter a department that approaches Asian Humanities from diverse, but often complementary, disciplinary and theoretical arenas, including literature, film, media and visual culture, literary and intellectual history, religious studies, the investigation of imperial and colonial cultural forms and processes, translation studies, and study of modernities. While the Department of Asian Studies constitutes the teaching and tenure home for this position, the successful candidate will also make contributions to one or more of Cornell University’s thematic and area studies programs. Ph.D. in hand by July 1, 2018, and publishing record or strong potential for publishing is important.

  • Submit by November 1, 2017, a letter of application, curriculum vitae, reading sample, statement of teaching experience, and three letters of recommendation electronically at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9700.

Rice University (TX) - T.T. and W.F. Chao Professor of Asian StudiesEdit

Endowed associate or full professorship with tenure in the T.T. and W.F. Chao Center for Asian Studies at Rice University, located in Houston, Texas. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Appointment begins July 1, 2018.

Responsibilities: (1) Participate as an integral and active member of the Chao Center (see our website at http://chaocenter.rice.edu/) in teaching, research, journal publication, mentoring, and various collaborative activities; (2) provide intellectual leadership in the Center’s Transnational Asia Research Initiative (TARI); (3) play an instrumental role in the anticipated MA program; and (4) serve as the Chao Center Director at some point after the initial appointment.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in a social sciences or humanities discipline including, but not limited to, anthropology, Asian studies, cinema studies, history, philosophy, political science, religion, and sociology with a specialization in one or more areas of East Asia, South Asia, or Southeast Asia; and a demonstrated expertise in transnational circulations (e.g., the movement of peoples, products, ideas, values, beliefs, images, technologies, etc. within and/or beyond Asia). Proficiency in one or more vernacular Asian language(s) is expected. We seek a person with an excellent record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service that would justify a chaired associate/full professorship with tenure.

  • The online application deadline is 2 Oct. 2017; applications received after this deadline may be considered if circumstances warrant. Applications are accepted only through Rice University’s electronic system, and complete instructions are available at https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/search.

Tulane University (LA) - TT Asst. Professor - Asian MediaEdit

The School of Liberal Arts at Tulane University invites applications for a tenure track position at the Assistant Professor rank on Asian Media and Asian languages. The appointment will begin July 2018 and it will carry a 2/2 teaching load.

The successful candidate will hold a joint position at the Department of Communication and the Asian Studies Program. The Department of Communication specializes in the interdisciplinary and critical study of media, technology, and transnational communication. We are especially interested in qualified applicants whose research addresses Asian or Asian American media/communication and their intersection with race, ethnicity, gender and/or class. We encourage scholars who can teach Service Learning courses to apply.

The Asian Studies Program provides students with a multi-disciplinary approach to the study of Asian cultures and languages with a primary focus on China, Japan, and Southeast Asia. The successful candidate should possess the ability and willingness to teach one Asian language course (preferably Chinese or Japanese) per academic year and one seminar in English about a topic related to Asia and/or Asian Americans. Language teaching experience is preferred.

Qualified candidates for this position will hold a PhD degree in Communication, Media Studies, Asian Studies or a related field by May 2018. Candidates should submit a letter or application, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three references, and two writing samples (articles, papers or chapters). Whenever applicable, candidates should submit up to two syllabi of courses taught and teaching evaluations. Questions can be directed to Dr. Mauro Porto, Chair of the Search Committee (mporto@tulane.edu).

University of Notre Dame (IN) - TT Assistant Professor in Asian and Gender StudiesEdit

  • The University of Notre Dame’s Keough School of Global Affairs invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Asian Studies with focus on gender. The position will begin August 20, 2018; Ph.D. or equivalent degree required at the time of hire.
  • This position is part of the founding of the first new school at Notre Dame in nearly a century. The Keough School (http://keough.nd.edu) promotes interdisciplinary research on critical issues in global affairs, offers a master’s degree, and supports undergraduate and doctoral programs. The inaugural cohort for the two-year master’s degree will arrive in Fall 2017 and consist of 38 fully-funded students from 21 different countries.
  • The successful hire will work closely with the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, one of the constituent institutes of the Keough School, in furthering the integration of Asia-related expertise into the activities of the School. The successful hire will also further the study of gender across campus by making appropriate contributions to the Gender Studies Program in the College of Arts & Letters, with the possibility of a concurrent appointment in the Program.
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position may come from any related discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. In addition to an active research agenda on aspects of gender in the Asian context, they should have a firm grounding in gender theory and the ability to teach about gender both at the theoretical and methodological level, as well as in the context of specific case studies. Our preference is for scholars working on East and/or South Asia.
  • APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: All applicants are required to submit a letter of interest and a Curriculum Vitae. Junior candidates should also arrange for the submission of three letters of reference (to be submitted through Interfolio).
  • For full application instructions and position description, visit http://apptrkr.com/1050201
  • Nominations and inquiries may be sent via email to: Prof. Michel Hockx, Director, Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, Chair, Asian and Gender Studies Search Committee, Keough School of Global Affairs, University of Notre Dame. mhockx@nd.edu
  • Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

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

New York University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Asian American or Asian Diaspora Studies - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at New York University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Asian American or Asian Diaspora Studies. We seek candidates with expertise in gender, media, and popular culture, working within a transpacific framework. The appointment will begin on September 1, 2018, pending administrative and budgetary approval. Interested candidates should hold a PhD in social science, humanities, or interdisciplinary studies.

Social and Cultural Analysis is an interdisciplinary department committed to developing innovative, transregional approaches in urbanism, migration, critical ethnic studies, gender and sexuality, ecology, and economic life. We seek a scholar whose research and teaching will bring new strengths to Asian/Pacific/American Studies at SCA while also complementing and enhancing the department overall.

Applications must include a cover letter and CV. To apply, please see the NYU Department of Social and Cultural Analysis website http://sca.as.nyu.edu. Instructions can be found under the homepage link “About/Employment Opportunities.”

  • Deadline: August 31, 2017.
  • Request for additional materials (9/12)

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

American University (DC) - TT Asst. Professor - Latin American and/or Latinx StudiesEdit

The Department of World Languages and Cultures in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, in Latin American and/or Latinx Studies, to begin in Fall 2018. Specifically, we seek applications from candidates engaged in scholarship on Afro-Hispanic/Latinx studies whose research and teaching address the intersection of issues of race, culture, language, and ethnicity that are specific to the Latinx and/or Latin American experience. The successful candidate will teach four courses per year in their area of specialization at the undergraduate and Master’s level, in addition to providing support to core courses in Latin American Studies and Spanish language. Applicants should have a PhD or anticipate PhD completion by August 2018 in relevant fields such as literature, cultural studies, or sociolinguistics.

Applicants should be effective teachers and demonstrate both an established record and ongoing potential for excellence in scholarship. Native or near-native fluency in Spanish is required. The ideal candidate will demonstrate specific interest in the role language plays in formations of race and ethnicity, both with regard to power relations generated between and across cultures in contexts of colonization and migration, and to the emergence of shared cultural and linguistic experiences.

AU is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community that is welcoming to Latinx students, the fastest growing population on campus, comprising 11% of AU’s undergraduate student body. We will consider applicants from diverse fields and areas of specializations. Sample areas of expertise include (1) specialization in literature of the Black Atlantic working on subversive narratives of cimarronaje and relating this research to current conversations on US racial formation; (2) specialization in sociolinguistics with a focus on Spanish language use among Afro-Caribbeans and/or other bicultural/bilingual Latinx communities ; or (3) specialization in critical race studies and transnational approaches to examining representations of Latin Americans/Latinxs in popular culture.

The successful candidate’s research will align explicitly with AU 2030’s emphasis on Latin American/Latinx Studies, commitment to diversity, interdisciplinary inquiry, and international understanding. Additionally, the successful candidate will demonstrate collaborative approaches in their research that will help our department strengthen its ties and influence across the university and its various relevant initiatives and centers such as the Center for Latin American and Latino Studies, the Anti-Racist Research and Policy Center, the Center for Diversity & Inclusion, and The Critical Race, Gender, and Cultural Studies Collaborative (which includes the Program in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). All faculty are expected to hold office hours and participate in Department, School, and University activities and service. Demonstrated commitment to working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment as a faculty member at AU is required. Applicants from historically underrepresented minority and identity groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Salary and benefits are competitive. To ensure the fullest consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2017. Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates will be interviewed at the MLA convention in New York City in January 2018. Please submit applications via: http://apply.interfolio.com/44192 Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and copies of recent published papers or working papers. Please contact Ethan Goss-Alexander, Senior Administrative Assistant, 202-885-2394 or wlc@american.edu if you have any questions.

California State University Dominguez Hills (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Chicana and Chicano StudiesEdit

The faculty of the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a Tenure Track position in the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies to begin August 2018.

The Assistant Professor will assume a normal teaching load of four undergraduate courses per semester in both lower-division and upper-division courses, including courses in the General Education curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to develop courses in his/her area of expertise. Excellence in teaching and research, including publication in area of expertise is expected and required. The Assistant Professor will also be responsible for student advising, and service to the university.

The Chicana and Chicano Studies Department (CHS) at California State University, Dominguez Hills is dedicated to providing students an interdisciplinary understanding of the political, economic, historical and cultural realities, perspectives and experiences of Chicana/o and Latina/o populations. A Chicana/o Studies Department degree provides students with the critical skills and social knowledge to work and live in a society characterized by populations with varying social needs. The department cultivates the intellectual gifts and academic talents of all its students through interactive, multimedia and arts-based pedagogies. The department is responsive to the CSUDH service community through its curriculum program and activities. Moreover, faculty members prioritize involvement in activities that promote student support, retention and graduation for Chicana/o and Latina/o students campus wide.

Please visit the College website for more information: http://www4.csudh.edu/cah/

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Political Science, Chicana/o Studies, Ethnic Studies, or a related field; degree must be in hand by the time of appointment. Expertise in Chicana/o/x and/or Latina/o/x political science, which may include, but is not limited to political theory, comparative politics, public administration, law, or international relations. Evidence of successful and innovative teaching. Evidence of a highly promising research agenda and commitment to on-going research and scholarly activity. Demonstrated ability to teach interdisciplinary lower and upper division courses within the Chicana/o Studies and general education curriculum and develop new courses within area of expertise. Experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications: Interdisciplinary Chicana/o/x Latina/o/x political science research and scholarship; Specialization and experience in community engagement with diverse populations; Evidence of experience with service learning, community-based research and/or digital pedagogies; Experience with high impact practices and pedagogies that promote student success, retention, and graduation; Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish.

Miami University of Ohio (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Latino/a StudiesEdit

Global & Intercultural Studies: Assistant Professor of Latina/o Studies with a focus on the U.S., Latinidad, and the Américas to link the Latina/o experience in the United States to Latin American and Caribbean countries of origin. Among the ways to make those links could be through consideration of transnational processes, diasporic networks, global economic developments, remittances, US and Latin American foreign policies, immigration policy (in both U.S. and in sending countries), long distance nationalism, border relations, cultural practice and change, hometown associations, or cross-border organizing. We are also interested in those who engage issues of race and racialization of Latino/as in the US, as well as critical race/ethnic studies approaches to Afro-Latino/as and Afro-Latinidad. We are particularly interested in interdisciplinary scholars with research experience grounded both in the United States and in Latin America or the Caribbean. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, research, and service to the department, college, and university.

Require: Ph.D. in Latin American Studies, anthropology, geography, history, comparative politics, languages, and literatures, or a closely related field, by date of appointment.

Consideration will be given to those with native or near-native fluency in Spanish; commitment to diverse curricula in the Department of Global and Intercultural Studies, potentially contributing to interdisciplinary teaching and research in the department’s multiple programs: American Studies; Asian and Asian American Studies; Black World Studies; International Studies; Latin American, Latino/a and Caribbean Studies; and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Submit cover letter and curriculum vitae to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=4623.

For inquiries about the position, contact Jana Braziel at brazieje@miamioh.edu.

  • Screening of applications will October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

San Jose State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Mexican American StudiesEdit

  • Mexican American Studies
  • Specialization: Cultural & Creative Expression
  • Job opening ID (JOID): 24219
  • RANK: Assistant Professor, Tenure Track
  • QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. required by the appointment start date with academic preparation in the humanities, arts or social sciences with an emphasis on Chicana/o Studies and Chicanx-Latinx communities.
  • Required: 1.) Experience in Chicanx-Latinx community research and engagement, 2.) Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of multicultural populations, gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching or other comparable experience, 3.) Publications or strong potential for publications, and teaching experience appropriate to academic specialty.
  • Preferred: 1.) Expertise in Cultural Production, Art, Performance Studies, Musicology, Folklore, Popular Culture, or other related areas, 2.) Knowledge of curriculum development in Chicana/o Studies, 3.) Evidence of both undergraduate and graduate mentoring, 4.) Successful grant writing skills.
  • RESPONSIBILITIES: This professor will: 1.) teach courses in Mexican American Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that align with the applicant’s training and interests; 2.) provide leadership in the development of the Cultural and Creative Expression emphasis in the department; 3.) support the development of the new undergraduate major through course development, advising, and the internship and capstone courses. This work will involve crossing disciplines and active engagement with diverse groups and individuals. Scholarly and professional contributions are expected for tenure and promotion. Responsibilities include developing and updating curricula, advising students, and serving on administrative and academic committees. The candidate must have experience and/or demonstrate the potential to address the needs of a diverse student population—in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation—through course materials, teaching strategies and advising.
  • SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
  • STARTING DATE: August 22, 2018
  • ELIG1BILITY: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Application Instructions: For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests/philosophy, a statement of research plans, and at least three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information.
  • Question may be directed to:
Professor Magdalena Barrera, Recruitment Committee Chair
Mexican American Studies Department
San José State University
1 Washington Square
San José, CA 95192-0118
Magdalena.barrera@sjsu.edu
  • Please include the Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017, and continue until position is filled.

Smith College (MA) - TT Adv. Assistant or Associate Professor - Latin American and Latino/a Studies and HistoryEdit

Smith College invites applications for a tenured or tenure-track position to begin July 2018. We seek a scholar interested in developing new interdisciplinary curriculum that engages cultural geography for the Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies and the Department of History. Fields in which we are seeking to deepen our curriculum include: black geographies and their histories, and studies of science, technology & society. We seek candidates who have a track record of bridging quantitative and qualitative methodologies, and who bring the vision and experience to lead the Program in Latin American and Latino/a Studies (LALS).

Ph.D. is required in Latin American Studies, History, Geography, or a related, relevant discipline. Fluency in Spanish is required; Portuguese and/or other languages of the Americas desirable. Also required is evidence of: a respected scholarly research program; at least three years of full-time teaching and advising; and experience in roles of institutional (or departmental) leadership. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to teach and mentor underrepresented students.

Teaching responsibilities include core courses in LALS, from introductory to advanced levels, including a methodology course and thematic classes related to the successful candidate’s expertise and interests. They also include at least two courses each year in the History Department that are cross-listed with LALS, and so candidates should have a demonstrated ability to work in this field (e.g., advanced degree and/or graduate training). Because this position bridges traditional disciplinary and institutional boundaries in a liberal arts setting, candidates with expertise in both quantitative and qualitative data (archival, visual, numerical, cartographic, environmental, and/or GIS) are encouraged to apply.

Tenure-track and tenured faculty members teach two courses each semester and enjoy a generous sabbatical policy. Along with teaching and research, faculty mentor and advise undergraduates, and contribute to Program/Department and College service.

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is the largest women's college in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The Five College Consortium, comprised of Smith, Amherst, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire Colleges and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, provides a rich intellectual and cultural life, including programs in Latin American Studies. Smith College hosts a Spatial Analysis Lab, and many interdisciplinary programs that offer possible sites of collaboration, including Africana Studies, Environmental Science and Policy, Landscape Studies, the Study of Women and Gender, and Centers for the Environment, Ecological Design and Sustainability and for Global Studies. Further details about the LALS Program and Department of History at Smith may be found at https://www.smith.edu/las/ and https://www.smith.edu/history/.

Submit application at http://apply.interfolio.com/43512 with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, a writing sample of ca. 25-30 pages, and three confidential letters of recommendation.

  • Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017.

SUNY Oneonta (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Latino/a/x Diasporic StudiesEdit

The Department of Africana and Latino Studies at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2018. Expectations include teaching, research, student advisement, college service, and continuing professional development. Founded in 1970, the Africana and Latino Studies Department is one of a handful in the United States which integrates and maintains the intersections of Black and Latino Studies. To learn more about the College or the Department, please visit http://www.oneonta.edu or http://www.oneonta.edu/academics/africlat/.

Duties include but not limited to: teaching introductory and upper-level courses in Africana and Latino Studies up to 21 credit hours a year; developing courses in one's area of interest.

Required Qualifications: earned doctorate in Latino Studies or related field such as Cultural or Performance studies (ABD considered, doctorate required at time of first renewal notification).

Preferred: teaching and/or research specialization in areas such as hip-hop, Latino/a/x drama, LGBTIQ cultural expressions and Latino/a/x literatures; strong commitment to and experience with each of the following as they pertain to the Latino/a/x experience: interdisciplinarity and intersectionality, the confluence of both when considering race, gender, class; demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring; experience working with diverse populations and/or teaching pedagogies and/or multicultural teaching experience.

To apply online go to: http://oneonta.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=88790. Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and copies of transcripts (official required at time of appointment). Contact information for three professional references is required.

  • Open Until Filled (posted 8/29/17)

University of California Davis (CA) - TT Asst./Assoc. Professor - Chicana/o Studies and EducationEdit

The Department of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California, Davis invites applicants for an assistant/associate rank search in Chicana/o Studies with a specialization in Education. Candidates are sought with strong research agendas examining the P-20 educational systems and utilizing methodologies emergent within Chicana/o Studies. The department seeks scholars with a strong community-based practice. These practices can manifest utilizing a range of methods including Community Based Participatory Research (CPBR), Youth Participatory Action Research (YPAR), decoloniality, indigeneity, holistic health/healing, feminist, queer and/or critical pedagogies. Candidates who have successfully engaged community contexts are encouraged to apply. These contexts can be a range of spaces where pedagogies are delivered.

Successful candidates will be expected to demonstrate excellence in delivering undergraduate and graduate level curriculum in Chicana/o Studies and/or Education with potential to teach emergent methodologies in the field of Chicana/o Studies. The department seeks scholars who have an interest in developing a new curricular track in Chicanx education. Chicana/o Studies is deeply invested in undergraduate education and is currently developing a graduate program. Successful candidates will be part of a collective effort to launch graduate education within Chicanx Studies. Ph.D. in Chicana/o Studies or related field must be completed by the first day of courses (September 24, 2018).

This position is funded through a UC Davis Hiring Investment Program effort. This position is one of two funded positions designed to create a cluster of faculty to develop links between the School of Education and the Chicana/o Studies Department. The second position is hired through the School of Education in a parallel search. These are separate positions that when hired will be expected to work together to bridge the School of Education faculty (SOE) to the Chicana/o Studies Department, developing curricular and programmatic collaborations.

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a statement of research and teaching interests, curriculum vitae, one publication or professional paper, a diversity statement (required) and the contact information for four (4) references through the online application system.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (NE) - U.S. Latina/o HistoryEdit

The Department of History and the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seek candidates for a tenure-track assistant professorship in U.S. Latina/o History, to begin August 2018. This position is a joint-appointment with the tenure home in the Department of History.

Ph.D. by August 2018 and ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels required.

We seek scholars working in any sub-field and any period and are especially interested in immigration, transborder issues, and/or the Great Plains. Applicants must have ability to teach U.S. Latino Studies as well as undergraduate and graduate courses in History. Scholars who can contribute to the Department of History’s digital history and digital humanities foci and/or History of the American West program are particularly encouraged to submit an application.

To be considered for the position, applicants must complete the Faculty/Administrative Information Form at http://employment.unl.edu, requisition # F_170087, and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing samples, and have three confidential letters of reference sent to Professor Jeanette Jones, Chair, Search Committee, Department of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 612 Oldfather Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588-0327.

  • Review of applications will begin on October 16, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - TT Asst. Professor - Public Policy - Poverty, Inequality, Stratification and/or Immigration or Migration in the AmericasEdit

The Department of Public Policy in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seek to fill a tenure-track assistant professor of public policy, effective July 1, 2018. 

We seek a social scientist (with a preference for public policy, sociology, demography, psychology or anthropology) with policy-relevant research and teaching interests in poverty, inequality, stratification and/or immigration or migration with a focus on the Americas.

UNC Public Policy confers the B.A., MA, and Ph.D. degrees and collaborates with other social science departments and curricula in the College of Arts & Sciences as well as UNC professional schools, such as business, public health, social work and law. Public Policy has a full-time core faculty of 14, over 400 undergraduate majors, approximately 125 minors and 30 Ph.D. students in residence.

Educational requirements: PhD in public policy, sociology, demography, psychology, anthropology or an applicable field is required for this position. 

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter which describes the candidate’s research and teaching interests and articulates the candidate’s rationale for seeking a position in an interdisciplinary academic unit; a CV; four (4) letters of reference from tenured professors at the Associate level or higher; and samples of written or published work. Paper applications will not be accepted. Letters of reference can be mailed to Public Policy Faculty Search, UNC Public Policy, CB#3435 Abernethy Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3435 or emailed to quatia@unc.edu. Informational meetings can be requested at the APPAM conference in November

  • Review of applications will begin in mid-to-late October and continue until the position is filled.

University of Oregon (OR) - TT Open Rank Position - Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies - Latinx FeminismsEdit

The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Oregon is conducting an open search, with strong preference for scholars with teaching and research interests in sexuality studies, gender-based violence, and/or hemispheric Latinx feminisms. We will consider a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and methodological approaches that foreground the relationships among gender, sexualities, ethnicity/race, and class. We are particularly interested in applicants trained in feminist, women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, and Latinx 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 faculty. The appointments may be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, and will be 100% within the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching courses in their area of specialization, as well as other courses in the department’s curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate level.

The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment, and the department strongly encourages applications from scholars who are women, LGBTQ+, and/or members from underrepresented minority communities, as well as candidates who can provide senior leadership in the department. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

Department or Program Summary: The department has strengths in feminist theory; transnational, indigenous, and queer feminisms; and performance studies. We are working to strengthen and deepen the department’s commitment to intersectional feminist studies and queer theory. We have an undergraduate major and minor in WGSS, a Queer Studies minor, and a Graduate Certificate, and we are building towards a new certificate program on gender-based violence and a new doctoral program.

Minimum Requirements: Only candidates who will have completed the requirements for their PhD by July 1, 2018 will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications: Scholars with teaching and research interests in sexuality studies, gender-based violence, and/or hemispheric Latinx feminisms and applicants trained in feminist, women’s, gender, and sexuality studies, and Latinx Studies are preferred.

To apply for the position in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, please submit a letter of application, CV, a writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, a statement of teaching philosophy and copies of teaching evaluations, and three letters of reference via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9568 (link is external). If you have questions or are unable to use this online resource, please contact Josie Mulkins, Business Manager, at wgs@uoregon.edu.

  • The position will be open until filled with a priority deadline and application review date of October 1, 2017.

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University of Washington (WA) - TT Assistant Professor, Chicana/o Studies (spec. Mexican American History)Edit

The Department of American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington invites applications for a full-time, Assitant Professor tenure-track appointment in the area of Chicana/o Studies with an emphasis in Mexican American History and Culture starting on September 16, 2018.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree, or foreign equivalent, by the start of the appointment and must have demonstrated competence in the theoretical and comparative study and practices in the fields of Chicana/o and Ethnic Studies, as well as the ability to relate the study of Chicana/o issues to other U.S.-based ethnic groups. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in Chicana/o or Ethnic Studies, but also welcome applicants with degrees in the social sciences that include, but are not limited to, history, anthropology, sociology, geography and political science. 

Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to, the following comparative and interdisciplinary areas of study:

History of Chicanas/os in the Pacific Northwest
Northwest Latina/o ethnic communities
Social history of labor and union organizing in the west, southwest and northwest U.S.
Chicana/o settlement patterns in west coast communities
Chicana/o diasporic and transborder communities
Chicana/o environmental and health issues

We are seeking candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship with an active, theoretically-based research agenda. The successful candidate will teach comparative and ethnic-specific courses at both the introductory and advanced levels. All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service.

Application Instructions: Send an application file that includes a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a sample publication of no more than 2,500 words, a statement of commitment to diversity and equity of no more than 500 words, a statement of teaching philosophy of no more than 500 words, and three letters of recommendation to: https://apply.interfolio.com/26947

  • Priority will be given to applications received on or before November 1, 2017. 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 aes@uw.edu.

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

California State University, Stanislaus (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Ethnic Studies - Native American/Mexican Indigenous StudiesEdit

The Ethnic Studies Program at California State University, Stanislaus invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Ethnic Studies with expertise in Native American/Mexican Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate for this position will specialize in using critical and intersectional approaches in the study of Native American/Indigenous populations. The successful applicant will teach undergraduate courses in Ethnic Studies, including: Introduction to Ethnic Studies, Native American/Indigenous Experiences, Theories and Concepts in Ethnic Studies, Interdisciplinary Research Methods, Race and Ethnicity in the U.S., and Race and Education. Candidates should have an active research agenda and be able to integrate their scholarly interests with student learning, which may include providing community engagement opportunities for undergraduates. Candidates should expect to develop new courses in their area of expertise to enrich the curriculum and be receptive to exploring connections between Ethnic Studies and other disciplines. Effective teaching, scholarly productivity, and service to the Ethnic Studies Program and University are required for retention, promotion, and tenure.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, or closely related discipline, with evidence of effective university level teaching experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Preference will be given to candidates with social justice oriented teaching and scholarship emphasizing one or more of the following areas: Native American/Mexican Indigenous culture, settler/exploitation colonialism, land rights and tribal sovereignty, environmental justice and activism, Indigenous literature and film, decolonial feminism. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a commitment to sustained and collaborative community work with underrepresented students in higher education, specifically outreaching and interacting with Native American/Indigenous populations in the region.

HOW TO APPLY & DEADLINE: A complete application must include: an application letter addressing the position description and qualifications; Curriculum Vitae that includes three references with contact information; copies of graduate transcripts; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Official transcripts will be required at the time of hire.

Send applications and correspondence concerning this announcement to the Ethnic Studies Search Committee Chair at: Xamuel Bañales, Ph.D. xbanales@csustan.edu Department of Anthropology, Geography and Ethnic Studies, California State University, Stanislaus, One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

  • Screening of completed application files will begin on October 15, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants may submit their materials electronically.

Centennial College (CAN) - Professor (full time permanent) - Humanities and Social Sciences (Indigenous Studies)Edit

The successful candidate in the Humanities and Social Sciences department within the School of Advancement will be responsible for teaching courses in Indigenous Studies at Centennial College. The faculty member will participate in program and course development, course modifications, program advisory committees, Ministry accreditation, applied research initiatives, and on-going future program needs. 

Responsibilities:

  • Teach General Education and Liberal Studies courses, specifically in Indigenous Studies
  • Utilize a variety of effective teaching/learning and assessment strategies, which includes technology, co-operative learning, critical approaches to pedagogy, and traditional ways of knowing
  • Participate in on-going course design and revision Research, design, develop, and revise appropriate learning resources for students
  • Apply critical understanding of language proficiency and special needs issues in the classroom
  • Remain current in technical knowledge and instructional delivery techniques and participate in professional development including reflective practice
  • Provide and promote a respectful and supportive environment based on the principles of inclusion, equity and diversity
  • Use effective interpersonal communication skills with students, faculty, management and external partners of community members, showing a sensitivity to intercultural communication
  • Provide academic support to students as part of regularly scheduled office hours
  • Contribute as a subject matter expert to support curriculum development and revision
  • Attend meetings, maintain records of student grades/assessments, and participate in meetings and activities pertinent to faculty responsibilities
  • Evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes using a variety of techniques
  • Critically examine learning materials and classroom instructional practice for discriminatory bias or barriers.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Humanities or Social Sciences, Master's degree an asset
  • A minimum of two (2) years' experience in teaching Indigenous Studies and the Post-Secondary level or in an adult learning environment
  • Experience in the design of course and learning materials development in Indigenous Studies
  • Effective conflict resolution skills with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion to meet the needs of our diverse students, staff and college community
  • Closing date: September 20, 2017.

Columbia University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Native American and Indigenous StudiesEdit

The Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race (CSER) at Columbia University invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Native American and Indigenous Studies to be shared between the two units. We seek a candidate whose work is attentive to issues of indigeneity, race and ethnicity and grows from an engagement with literary works; these works may include cinematic or other visual texts. We encourage candidates from all relevant areas, periods, and geographies of specialty within the fields of Native American and Indigenous Studies to apply. Teaching responsibilities will be divided equally between the English Department and CSER. Ph.D. must be awarded by July 1, 2018. All applications must be made through Columbia University's Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS) and must include a cover letter, current CV, dissertation abstract, and writing sample of no more than twenty-five pages. Applicants also should arrange for three letters of reference to be uploaded into RAPS. For more information and to apply, please go to https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65161

  • The review of applications will begin November 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

Oberlin College (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - 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 2018 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 4 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 Native American and Indigenous Studies 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 the first semester of academic year 2018-19). Candidates must demonstrate potential excellence in undergraduate teaching. Oberlin College believes that diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. Applicants are asked 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/postings/5054

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; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) Unofficial transcript; 4) a writing sample of 20-30 pages; and, 5) Letters of Reference from three (3) recommenders*

  • 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 13, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Completed applications received by the October 13 deadline will be guaranteed full consideration. Questions about the position can be addressed to the search committee at cassearch@oberlin.edu.

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Native American StudiesEdit

NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES. The Department of American Culture and the Native American Studies Program (NAS) at the University of Michigan invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Native American Studies. We seek qualified scholars in all fields with either disciplinary or interdisciplinary training. The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on the United States as well as those who use comparative and transnational frameworks in relation to the United States. Scholars whose work intersects with gender and sexuality studies, visual culture, literary studies, critical race studies, new media, or heritage language revitalization (especially Ojibwe or other Algonquian languages) are of particular interest, but scholars with expertise in any area of Native American studies will receive full consideration.

Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research. A Ph.D. in a relevant discipline in the arts, humanities, or social sciences is required prior to appointment. This is a university-year appointment with an expected start date of September 1, 2018.

HOW TO APPLY: Candidates should submit application materials via email attachments to ac-position@umich.edu under the subject line “NAS Position.” Please include the following components (each submitted as a separate PDF file): 1. Cover Letter addressed to the Chair, NAS Search Committee: Please be sure the cover letter includes your name and address & your email address and phone number. 2. Curriculum Vitae Please be sure your CV includes: College attended and degree obtained; Graduate institution, degree obtained and name of Ph.D. advisor; Post-doctoral institution and name of mentor (if applicable); Honors received; Research and Teaching Experience; List of publications. 3. Statement of current and future research plans. 4. Writing sample (no more than 25 pages). 5. Statement of teaching philosophy and experience. 6. Evidence of teaching excellence: institutional teaching evaluations, course syllabi, teaching awards. 7. Statement of activities contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion in Academia.

Recommendation Letters: Applicants should arrange for at least 3 letters of recommendation to be sent to ac-position@umich.edu directly from the signer’s (or credentialing service’s) institutional email address.

Confirmation: Upon receipt of your application you can expect an email acknowledgment with a request and instructions to submit a voluntary survey to the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts.

  • Application Deadline for full consideration is September 29, 2017, 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.

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

The Program in American Studies at Williams College invites applications for a full-time position in Native American Studies, to begin July 1, 2018. Our expectation is to make a tenure-track hire, at the rank of assistant professor, but we are also open to making a senior appointment. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or in a related discipline, but period and research specialization are open. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses in Native American Studies and American Studies.

The American Studies program at Williams, among the oldest in the US, strongly values interdisciplinary work and is one of the college’s key sites for comparative work on race, ethnicity, and diaspora; we are deeply committed to building Native American Studies not only within the unit but at the college more broadly. We value the diversity of our program faculty, and we are especially interested in candidates from underrepresented groups as well as individuals who have experience in working with diverse student populations. Information about the program can be found at: https://american-studies.williams.edu/

Please send the following application materials to the program chair, Mark Reinhardt, via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/43136: a letter of application, which includes a summary of current scholarship, teaching experience, and any additional relevant information for the search committee; a curriculum vita; a separate brief description of two or three courses you would be especially interested in teaching; an article-length writing sample; and three letters of recommendation.

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Appointments - Open / Mixed Ethnic StudiesEdit

Bucknell University (PA) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor in Environmental Studies, with a focus on Race, Identity, and CommunityEdit

The Environmental Studies Program at Bucknell seeks to hire an assistant or associate professor with a specialization in race, identity, and community, to start in August 2018. The successful candidate will have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, a high potential for excellence in research, and will bring a strong community focus to their teaching and research. Teaching responsibilities include courses in specialties such as such as race, culture & environment, sustainable cities, or environments & identities; community-based and/or local student research; community and qualitative research design; and service and general education courses in environmental studies. Ph.D. required by time of appointment in an environmentally relevant field with specialties in the social sciences or humanities such as: Africana, ethnic, gender, or Indigenous studies; critical race studies; environmental or community sociology or anthropology; community-level international development or political ecology; social/urban geography or urban anthropology; or community health.

We invite candidates to explain how issues of diversity are brought into their teaching, scholarship, and/or service. We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to Bucknell's efforts to create a climate that fosters the growth and development of a diverse student body and whose experience and expertise will contribute to the Environmental Studies Program's diversity-related educational goals, including an emphasis on inclusive pedagogy. Bucknell University, an Equal Opportunity Employer, believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education.

Application materials should include a cover letter, a CV, a statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness as available, a research statement, and three confidential letters of reference.

  • Review of applications will begin September 15, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. All materials must be submitted through Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu).

New York University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Race, Culture and Media StudiesEdit

The Department of Media, Culture, and Communication will hire an entry-level, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor in Race, Culture, and Media Studies to join our faculty starting September 1, 2018.

The NYU Steinhardt Department of Media, Culture, and Communication seeks to strengthen our cutting edge research, teaching and practice in media and communication as it relates to issues of race, ethnicity, inequality and identity in and across local, global and international contexts. We seek an entry-level, assistant professor with a clearly articulated research profile and teaching agenda in the field of race, culture and media studies.

We are particularly interested in the following areas of, or approaches to, study: representation and underrepresentation in popular media; postcolonial and decolonial studies; intersectional queer and transgender politics of race; critical race theory; alternative forms of cultural production; public sphere studies; racism and antiracism; digital media and racial justice activism; class and racial disparities in media access and adoption; Africa and African diaspora media studies, including trans-Asia connections to Africa, and the Atlantic world, encompassing the U.S. and Latin America.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral degree by Spring 2018 and an active agenda of research, publication, and teaching, with the potential for service to the Department, School, and University, as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in scholarship and teaching.

Please apply online with a letter of application, curriculum vitae, brief sample of work, research statement, diversity statement (describing how you address diversity and inclusion in the scope of your teaching, and broader work), and names and contact information for three references.

  • Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, materials should be submitted no later than October 1, 2017. Additional information about the position can be obtained from: Professors Kelli Moore and Nicholas Mirzoeff, search committee co-chairs, at RaceMediasearch@nyu.edu.

San Francisco State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice Studies - focus on National Security, Racialization, and State PowerEdit

San Francisco State University, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in national security, racialization and state power beginning August 2018.  The School seeks individuals with a background in Criminal Justice Studies with a specialization in racialization, state power, and repression, with an emphasis on discourses and practices of national security and either: A) surveillance; and/or B) the criminalization of immigration. We are particularly interested in scholars who focus on the contested dynamics of national belonging in an era of neoliberal globalization, particularly the construction of national identity and constitutive others through a discourse of safety, and the subsequent development of state capacities to surveil, arrest, detain, deport, and/or execute said others. Scholars may also consider the transnational implications of judicial and legislative decisions about civil liberties in the context of heightened concerns over national security. In particular, we welcome scholars that study social movement mounted by racialized communities, and/or broader elements in civil society. Currently, tenure track faculty in criminal justice studies have expertise in youth crime, policing, mass incarceration, the racialized and gendered dynamics of criminalization and poverty and the politics of the criminal justice system from an interdisciplinary crime, law and justice perspective. The successful candidate would build on this body of expertise by developing new curricular offerings in one of two areas: 1) war, militarism and surveillance internationally and domestically; and/or 2) immigration, immigration policy, immigration enforcement and social movements by immigrants. This would expand our department’s offerings by adding a transnational focus to our faculty’s current emphasis on the social, political and legal construction of crime. Students would benefit from increased understanding of the dynamics of displacement, immigration, racialization, and punitive responses in the U.S. and internationally. Courses in these areas could help prepare students for future careers in government and law, growing fields that require critical understanding of the issues of national belonging and civil and human rights.  The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) is a collaborative interdisciplinary school of public affairs oriented scholars that delivers degree programs in Criminal Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, and Urban Studies and Planning. Students in these programs are immersed in a problem-oriented learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the community, the public arena, and the world. Building on an ethos of social justice and sustainability, faculty prepare PACE graduates with critical and analytical skills necessary to understand and address the issues and challenges of the twenty-first century.  

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Law and Society, Sociology, Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, or related field.   Candidates should have a strong background in racialization, state power, and repression, with an emphasis on discourses and practices of national security and either: A) surveillance; and/or B) the criminalization of immigration. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of Criminal Justice Studies and Public Administration. Preferred candidates should have experience teaching, or mentoring minorities, or other underrepresented groups. Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area.   Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they have or will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their courses and/or scholarship/creative works.

Responsibilities: The position requires undergraduate teaching in Criminal Justice Studies with the possibility of undergraduate and graduate course in other PACE programs, mentoring and advising undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at http://pace.sfsu.edu/.  

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment.  San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.   A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU. 

Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a sample of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, description of research interests and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. 

  • Submit all materials online to pace@sfsu.edu by October 15, 2017. Review of applications will continue until position is filled. 
  • Also posted at American Studies 2018

San Francisco State Univeristy (CA) - TT Assistant Professor - Criminal Justice Studies - Criminal Justice Administration and AdvocacyEdit

San Francisco State University, School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in criminal justice administration and advocacy beginning August 2018. 

The department/school seeks individuals with a background in Criminal Justice and Public Administration with a specialization in advocacy and administration. The criminal justice system is administered through a network of public, private, and nonprofit organizations. At the federal level the Department of Justice alone has 144 programs that provide funding to state and local governments as well as for-profit and nonprofit organizations to deliver services and provide training as part of the criminal justice systems. Included in this network are more than 12,000 “crime and legal-related” nonprofit organizations in the United States, as well as countless state and local agencies vital to funding and implementing criminal justice reform and active in advocating for needed reforms. Other types of nonprofits are also involved in this network – they include small, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, grantmaking and philanthropic organizations, or nonprofits engaged more peripherally in criminal justice work. The bottom line is that criminal justice reform administration & advocacy is a collaborative endeavor at every level, requiring today’s criminal justice professionals to be able to work collaboratively at the intersections of the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, as well as across levels of government. PACE seeks an assistant professor to teach and conduct research at these intersections, helping students understand the criminal justice system as a whole and preparing them to work at various junctures in that system. This hire will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in the criminal justice and urban studies & planning programs, as well as courses related in public or nonprofit administration in the Master of Public Administration Program. The hire would also help build a Criminal Justice Studies undergraduate track into the Masters in Public Administration (MPA) program, and/or build the criminal justice administration emphasis in MPA. Work or field experience related to the criminal justice system is preferred.  

The School of Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) is a collaborative interdisciplinary school of public affairs oriented scholars that delivers degree programs in Criminal Justice Studies, Environmental Studies, Public Administration, and Urban Studies and Planning. Students in these programs are immersed in a problem-oriented learning environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the community, the public arena, and the world. Building on an ethos of social justice and sustainability, faculty prepare PACE graduates with critical and analytical skills necessary to understand and address the issues and challenges of the twenty-first century.  

Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in Criminology, Public Administration, Public Policy or related field.  Candidates should have a strong background in criminal justice administration and advocacy in the context of the range of non-profit, for-profit and state community-based interventions and strategies in the criminal justice system, including the study of the ways these interventions impact traditional criminal justice strategies. Candidates must demonstrate the ability to teach courses in the areas of Criminal Justice Studies and Public Administration. Preferred candidates should have experience teaching, or mentoring minorities, or other underrepresented groups. Candidates must have an active record of scholarship related to their specialty area.  Candidates must be able to demonstrate how they have or will incorporate inclusion, diversity, and educational equity in their courses and/or scholarship/creative works.

Responsibilities: The position requires graduate and undergraduate and graduate teaching in Criminal Justice Studies and Public Administration with the possibility of undergraduate and graduate course in other PACE programs, mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students, developing an active ongoing scholarship program in one’s area of specialty, and ongoing committee and service assignments. Detailed position description is available at http://pace.sfsu.edu/.

Rank and salary: Assistant Professor. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment. San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.  A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU.

Application process: Submit letter of intent/interest, a current CV, a sample of scholarly papers, teaching philosophy, description of research interests and names and contact information of three references. Letters of recommendation upon request at a later date. 

  • Submit all materials online to pace@sfsu.edu by October 15, 2017. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Tufts University (MA) - TT Assistant Professor - Race and EthnicityEdit

The Department of Sociology at Tufts University invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor specializing in Race and Ethnicity, beginning July 1, 2018. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to connect outside of the department with supportive programs in Africana Studies, Colonialism Studies, Latinx Studies, and/or Asian American Studies. Tufts University is a category I, highly selective research university, located in Boston’s vibrant intellectual community. The typical teaching load is two courses per semester.

Qualifications: a Ph.D. in sociology or a related discipline, a demonstrated record of academic research and publication, an active research agenda, excellent teaching skills, and a commitment to teaching highly motivated and diverse undergraduates. Candidates with an interest in and ability to teach quantitative research methods are particularly desirable.

All application materials must be submitted via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/43561. Please submit a cover letter stating qualifications for the position, a curriculum vitae, a scholarly writing sample, and evidence of teaching excellence or potential. Please have three confidential letters of recommendation uploaded to Interfolio directly by your references.

  • Review of applications will begin September 18, 2017, and continue until the position is filled. Please contact John LiBassi at john.libassi@tufts.edu with any questions.

University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Ethnic Studies / Critical Muslim StudiesEdit

The Ethnic Studies Department at UCSD seeks to hire an assistant professor working in the area of Critical Muslim Studies and its intersections with race, gender, sexuality, decoloniality, Islamophobia and/or critical theory. We seek a colleague whose work theorizes the racialization of Muslims in the context of law, history, politics, science and/or culture. Scholars with multi-lingual facility are especially encouraged to apply. Minimum qualifications for the position include a PhD and extensive research and teaching experience in a relevant field in the social sciences or humanities. The ideal candidate will strengthen our department’s commitment to the relational and transnational study of race, and can proficiently teach generalist courses in Ethnic Studies as well as specialty courses in their chosen area.

Applications are accepted electronically on the UCSD Academic Personnel Website (https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF01518). 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 October 06, 2017, but will continue to accept applications until positions are filled for start date of July 2018. Salary based on published UC pay scales.

University of Southern California (CA) - TT Open Rank Professor - American Studies / Ethnic Studies (2 Positions)Edit

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 two open rank tenure-track assistant, associate or full professors in the field of American Studies and Ethnic Studies with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2018. The successful candidates will be intellectually expansive scholars trained in the humanities and/or social sciences. The candidate must have a doctoral degree in appropriate field of study prior to appointment.

To learn more about the Department, visit our website at http://dornsife.usc.edu/ase/

  • Apply at: https://usccareers.usc.edu/job/-/-/1209/5311364
  • We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2017. Applications should include: 1) A letter of application that specifically addresses the candidate's qualifications for the position, with areas of specialization, research and teaching interests clearly identified, 2) a current CV, 3) the names of three individuals who can be contacted by USC for a letter of reference 4) a writing sample (limited to 40 pages).

Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - TT Adv. Asst. or Assoc. Professor of GSWS - LGBTQ/Queer Studies and RaceEdit

  • Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor, or an advanced Assistant Professor prepared for tenure review, with a specialization in LGBTQ/Queer Studies and Race, broadly conceived. This position is one of three tenure-eligible searches in LGBTQ Studies taking place in a range of disciplinary settings during the academic year 2017-18 as a major hiring initiative in the College of Humanities and Sciences to strengthen LGBTQ scholarship and course offerings at VCU. These three new hires will work alongside other faculty with expertise in LGBTQ topics across the College and the University to expand VCU’s LGBTQ-related curriculum, research profile, and community engagement efforts
  • Position Responsibilities: The successful applicant will share the department’s commitment to social justice as reflected in their pursuit of an active research agenda, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, and participation in service—including contribution to the creation of a minor in LGBTQ/Queer Studies.
  • Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a research and teaching record that demonstrates their capacity to serve as an intellectual leader in race and sexuality studies in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies and across the university. A Ph.D. in any field relevant to the study of sexuality, gender, race, and a record of distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service appropriate to a tenured position are required. Areas of specialization may include, but are not limited to gender, sexuality, and race in the contexts of postcoloniality, globalization, migration, social movements, disability, cultural studies, literature, and/or film. These examples are intended to be illustrative, not exclusive, and we seek to draw from a broad pool of candidates who will support or extend the department’s strengths in race, racialization, and antiracism studies; LGBTQ studies and queer theory; and health and health policies. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU is required.
  • Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please apply online at http://www.vcujobs.com. Submit a letter of application, CV, and a writing sample in PDF format with your online application (please submit the writing sample under the website’s category for “Other Document”). Three letters of reference are required. Reference providers will be notified by email that they have been asked to provide a reference, with instructions how to do so.
  • The deadline for applications is December 1, 2017. Start date will be August 16, 2018. Questions about the position should be directed to Dr. Richard Godbeer, chair of the search committee, at rgodbeer@vcu.edu.

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Assistant or Associate Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Ethnic StudiesEdit

The Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Washington University in St. Louis seeks a scholar trained in Ethnic Studies. We see this category as including not only the traditional fields associated with such programs—Chicanx and Latinx Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Asian American Studies—but Diasporic Studies and scholars who think about the workings of ethnicity around the world. We will privilege candidates who demonstrate an ability to teach courses in our core curriculum such as Introduction to Women, Gender, and Sexuality, Feminist Methodologies, Feminist Theory, and Sexuality Studies. We particularly encourage applications from candidates whose work is interdisciplinary in nature. Candidates must have completed the Ph.D. in gender and sexuality studies, ethnic studies or a related field by July 1, 2018 and be eligible to work in the United States. Candidates at the Associate Professor rank must have a distinguished record of publication in the field.

The duties of this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses; conducting research and other scholarly activities, including publishing in scholarly journals; and performing departmental and university service and other duties assigned by the University. The normal teaching load is 2/2, or two courses in each of two semesters. Diversity and inclusion are core values of Washington University, and the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to create inclusive classrooms and environments in which a diverse array of students learn and thrive.

The Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Washington University has a vibrant undergraduate major and minor, and a strong and expanding graduate certificate program. We currently have a core faculty of nine, and affiliated faculty across the humanities, in anthropology and sociology, and in law and social work. The department’s research strengths include race, gender and cultural studies, sexuality studies, and feminist and queer theory.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest describing their scholarly qualifications and research; current curriculum vitae; teaching statement; and three (3) letters of recommendation to wgss@wustl.edu . Those applying at the associate level need not submit letters of recommendation at this time.

  • Complete applications should be received by October 1, 2017 to ensure full consideration. Requests for additional information may be directed to Professor Amber Musser, Search Committee Chair, at amusser@wustl.edu

Administrative PositionsEdit

Texas Christian University (TX) - Associate Director of Comparative Race and Ethnic StudiesEdit

The Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) program at Texas Christian University invites applications for our inaugural Associate Director, a permanent, full-time instructional staff position (12-month, not tenure-track). The Associate Director of Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies supports the Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies (CRES) program, which seeks to educate students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to critically examine racial and ethnic identities as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community.

Duties and Essential Job Functions: Teaches one course per semester and helps manage the full range of administrative, financial, fundraising, research, educational, and outreach activities of the program. Supports and helps to develop the mission of CRES by cultivating a network of scholars, students and leaders on and off campus. Serves as ambassador for CRES to students and to other internal and external constituencies in order to raise the academic profile and prestige of the program and to extend its impact throughout the TCU and Fort Worth communities through co-curricular programming and community engagement.

The mission of CRES is to educate students, faculty, staff, and the larger community to critically examine racial and ethnic identities, experiences, and issues as an essential step in becoming ethical citizens and leaders in today’s global community. As an academic- and community-oriented program committed to intercultural understanding, advocacy, and action, CRES values respect, inclusiveness, creative expression, dialogue, engagement, inquiry, and academic excellence.

Required qualifications: A Ph.D. or another terminal degree completed by January 1, 2018, in Ethnic Studies or a similar interdisciplinary field or in a traditional discipline with significant demonstrated background and experience related to race and ethnicity. Demonstrated excellence in teaching courses on race and/or ethnicity at the college level. Experience working within an academic institution, non-profit organization, or public administration, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Preferred qualifications: Experience in curriculum development, strategic planning, and/or academic leadership roles. Experience in activism or community engagement.

To apply, upload a letter of application, CV, teaching philosophy statement, and a 1-page statement explaining how the applicant will contribute to diversity and inclusion in CRES and at TCU to http://tinyurl.com/CRESAD, or http://hr.tcu.edu. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be sent by recommenders or dossier service to hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu . All questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources at hrtalentacquisition@tcu.edu or 817-257-7790.

  • Review of applications begins August 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start is January 2018.

VISITING POSITIONS / Limited-Term AppointmentsEdit

See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2017-18Edit

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