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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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Bucknell University (PA) - TT Open Rank Position - Black Political Thought and/or Black Critical Theory - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.
  • 10/27 phone interview requested x1

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.

Columbia University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - African StudiesEdit

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University invites applications for a position in African Studies at the rank of assistant professor.

We seek candidates in the humanities or humanistic social sciences who will contribute to the broader intellectual community and mission of our multi-regional, trans-disciplinary department. The successful candidate be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, including the Columbia College Core Curriculum. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research draws upon primary sources in African languages, as well as those who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Applicants should submit a c.v., cover letter, dissertation abstract, 20-25pp. writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and a sample course syllabus. They should also arrange to have recommendations sent by three referees.

For more information and to apply, please go to the website below: http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65338

  • The department will begin reviewing applications on November 18, 2017 and will accept them until the position is filled.

Cornell University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

  • The Africana Studies & Research Center (ASRC) and Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program (FGSS) at Cornell University invite applicants for a joint tenure-track position for scholars working at the intersection of gender, race, and environmental studies at the rank of assistant professor. We seek a candidate whose research and teaching focuses on some configuration of the following areas of inquiry: cultural geography, social and political theory, environmental inequality, eco-feminism and queer ecologies, biotechnology, bioethics, environmental sustainability (broadly and creatively defined) and/or histories of science.
  • We are seeking interdisciplinary scholars whose work highlights methodologies and themes associated with environmental humanities with a focus on race, gender, sexuality and/or inequality as categories of analysis in the African diaspora.
  • The position is open to all humanities and qualitative social science disciplines. The Department and Program will work closely together to ensure that the 2/2 teaching load and committee, administrative and service responsibilities will be shared between ASRC and FGSS, with the successful candidate teaching foundational, undergraduate and graduate courses. The tenure home will be in ASRC. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the core mission and institutional developments of both ASRC & FGSS.
  • Candidates should submit a cover letter, a statement of current and future research plans, a statement about teaching experience and philosophy, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample of no more than 30 pages, and three letters of reference.
  • Developed as part of the provost’s task force on Arts and Humanities at Cornell and co-sponsored by the Critical Inquiry into Values, Imagination, and Culture committee, this position will be positioned as part of a new initiative in “Humanities, Art, & Public Life.” The department specifically seeks a creative scholar with the potential for developing new directions in humanities teaching and research and is interested in joining an interdisciplinary group of scholars to be hired over the next five years across the university, as well as already existing programs such as the Society for the Humanities, the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and the Center for Inequality Studies.
  • For more information about the position, please contact Kevin Gaines, Chair of Africana Studies and Research Center at kkg37@cornell.edu or Durba Ghosh, Director of the Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at dg256@cornell.edu. For academic jobs online and other technical assistance, please contact Treva Levine, Africana Studies at tlv4@cornell.edu or Trisica Munroe, Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies at tdm68@cornell.edu
  • The deadline for applications is November 1, 2017 and should be submitted through academicjobsonline.

Dartmouth College (NH) - TT Open Rank Position - Afro-Caribbean and African Diaspora Studies - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

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)
  • Request for additional materials received via Interfolio. (Nov. 2) x2

Davidson College (NC) - TT Assistant Professor of Africana StudiesEdit

The Africana Studies Department at Davidson College invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Africana Studies with an emphasis in Africana politics and/or economics, starting July 1, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who can complement our existing strengths in history, sociology, and literature by bringing expertise in the political economy of Africa and/or the African Diaspora. The successful candidate will be able to develop and teach the Africana methods course as well as Introduction to Africana Studies. Collaborations with Political Science, Economics, Environmental Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and/or Philosophy are encouraged, as are cross-listing courses with these areas. We are looking for a committed teacher-scholar who will maintain an active research agenda, participate in departmental and college-wide initiatives, advise and mentor students, supervise student research, and participate actively in curriculum building.

A Ph.D. (in hand before July 1, 2018) in Africana Studies, Political Science, Economics, and/or Philosophy is preferred although candidates with specializations in additional fields that are underrepresented in our department will also be considered.

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.

  • Any updates?

Rutgers University-Newark (NJ) - Cluster Hire: Study of Islam, Middle East, Islamic Humanities (incl. African-American and African Studies)Edit

Committed to building a cluster of faculty who study Islam, the Middle East, and Islamic Humanities covering a broad temporal and geographical range, Rutgers University–Newark (RU-N) invites applications from scholars in these areas. In particular, we are looking for persons in the following fields: 1. Quran and Hadith. 2. Arabic Literature. 3. African cinema/media, intellectual and material cultures of centers of exchange in western Africa or the Swahili coast. 4. Islam and the African diaspora. 5 Art and architecture from the Islamic world.

While appointments, which will be at the rank of tenure-track Assistant Professor, will be made into the appropriate department, which may include Arts, Culture and Media, African-American and African Studies, and English, among others, we are seeking candidates who have a dynamic and interdisciplinary conception of the humanities. We also welcome candidates with a particular interest in philosophy, intellectual history, aesthetics, and critical theory as these fields pertain to the study of Islam.

Responsibilities: Candidates must be able to teach both introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in their fields. There are also opportunities for interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching both within the department and across the RU-N. Candidates must be dedicated to providing quality instruction; able to contribute to the cluster’s multidisciplinary focus; and undertake independent scholarly activity appropriate for advancement within Rutgers University.

Requirements: Candidates must have: a Ph.D. by the time of appointment; relevant teaching experience; a record of scholarly work and a clear research agenda, demonstrating the ability to build a body of recognized work suitable for tenure at a research university.

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 Delaware (DE) - TT Asst. Professor - Black American Studies (Film, Media and Visual Studies) - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Tenure Track Assistant Professor: The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Delaware invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in film, digital/print media, and/or visual culture. The area of specialization is open, but ideal candidates should demonstrate a critical engagement with film, media and visual studies from an Africana/ African American Studies perspective and be prepared to undertake rigorous research and innovative teaching in these areas.

The successful candidate will join an Africana Studies department comprised of engaged faculty with a strong research profile and a commitment to student-centered learning and community engagement.

Qualifications: Candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree in African-American/Africana Studies, or a related field including but not limited to English, Communication, Film Studies, Art, and Art History. They must also demonstrate exceptional promise for excellence in research and scholarship, as well as a commitment to teaching.

Applicants who are ABD will also be considered, but must have Ph.D or terminal degree in hand by August 1, 2018.

The start date for this position is September 1, 2018.

Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a letter of application, which describes the focus of current research activities, in addition to qualifications, a current curriculum vitae (CV), a writing sample (no more than 30 pages) or other evidence of scholarly/creative productivity (i.e., documentation of exhibitions and/or screenings, or a curated digital portfolio), and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio. Additional application materials may be requested by the committee at a later point.

Inquiries may be sent to Professor Tiffany M. Gill, Search Committee Chair, tgill@udel.edu. Application material will not be accepted through personal correspondence with the Chair or other committee members. Application materials will only be accepted through the Interfolio.®

This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Apply Now: https://apply.interfolio.com/45491

  • Review of applications will begin October 30, 2017 and will continue until filled.

University of Illinois at Chicago (IL) - Open Rank - Africa and Its Diaspora - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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 Massachusetts Amherst (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - African-American Studies and/or African Diaspora and Women, Gender, Sexuality StudiesEdit

The Department of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of African-American Studies and/or the African diaspora. The department welcomes scholars in a broad range of fields, with some preference for a focus on Black/critical race/trans feminisms or sexuality.

Duties include one required course and one elective course each semester, including a large general education introductory course; undergraduate and graduate student advising; and departmental and university-wide service.

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Requirements: Successful candidate must have the Ph.D. in hand by August 2018. Scholarly credentials and some teaching experience in Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies required. Field open, but preference to candidates whose work crosses traditional academic boundaries, drawing on history, literature, sociology, political science, ethnography, geography, cultural studies, philosophy, comparative literature, or feminist science and technology studies.

Application Instructions: Applicants must submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample publications and relevant syllabi, and three letters of recommendation to: http://umass.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=89766

  • Review of applications will begin October 27, 2017 and continue until position is filled.
  • Also posted at Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2017-2018
  • Anyone know how to submit letters of recommendation for this job? The job portal requires you to upload a file, rather than giving you an opportunity to enter email addresses.

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.

Univeristy of Minnesota-Twin Cities (MN) - TT Assistant Professor - Comparative Literature with a focus on West African and/or Sub-Saharan African Literatures and CulturesEdit

The Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position beginning Fall semester 2018 (08/27/2018).

Appointment will be 100%-time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, as well as d) strength of recommendations.

Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Comparative Literature or related field. Ph.D. must be in hand by the start date (August 27, 2018). Specialization in Comparative Literature or related discipline, with a focus on West African and/or Sub-Saharan African literatures and cultures. Knowledge of the history and theory of Comparative Literature and its relation to the history of colonialism is essential.

Preferred Qualifications: Fluency in one or more modern European languages as well as one or more modern non-European languages. Scholars whose teaching and research span literature and film/media and/or literature and music/sound are also welcome to apply.

To apply, visit: https://www.myu.umn.edu/psp/psprd/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=319357&PostingSeq=1

  • Preference will be given to completed applications received by November 1, 2017 but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

University of North Carolina at Greeensboro (USA:NC) - TT Asst. Professor - Black Atlantic/Afro-Latin AmericaEdit

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in African American and African Diaspora Studies Program in Black Atlantic/Afro-Latin America, to begin 1 Aug. 2018
  • Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. (or anticipated by 8/1/18) in Anthropology, History, Ethnomusicology, or related fields of study pertaining to the Black Atlantic with a focus on Afro-Latin America. Specialists in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the Circum-Caribbean are welcome. Consideration will also be given to West and Central Africanists with research and/or teaching linked to Latin America.
  • Teaching Load: 3/3: "Offerings include undergraduate surveys with upper-level courses in the area of expertise. Demonstrated engaged teaching and the ability to contribute to the program's dynamic intellectual life and broader community is especially favored."
  • Applicants should submit all materials electronically (to apply, visit https://jobsearch.uncg.edu and click on “Faculty” and apply to position #0900 or https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/9043) including a cover letter, CV, a 1-2 page detailed description of their research program, up to three representative publications, a 1-2 page statement of teaching interests and teaching philosophy, and names and e-mail addresses of three people to be contacted for letters of recommendation.
  • Review begins: 16 Oct. 2017 and continues until position filled.

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.
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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.

Kennesaw State University (GA) - TT Asst. Professor - Asian Studies and Gender and Women’s StudiesEdit

The Interdisciplinary Studies Department at Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a 9-month tenure track assistant professor in Asian Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies with an emphasis on popular and/ or contemporary culture, to begin August 6, 2018. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop courses in their areas of specialization in both the Asian Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies programs. Faculty members in the department teach in a variety of modalities: face-to-face, hybrid, and online. A commitment to excellence in teaching, complemented by strong scholarship and service, is expected of all faculty members in Kennesaw State University’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Required Education - Experience - Skills (Minimum Qualifications): A PhD in Asian Studies, Gender Studies or related field, or the foreign equivalent, is required, as well as a record of effective university teaching and demonstrated potential for research. Applicants with the training, ability, and/or experience equivalent to the minimum degree may be considered.

Questions About Position Opening: Heeman Kim, hkim21@kennesaw.edu Candidates’ applications must include a current Curriculum Vitae, cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial transcripts. Official transcripts are due upon hire. Please include a statement of your teaching philosophy, a statement of your research/scholarship interests, a summary of teaching evaluations, and sample syllabi. Review of applications will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Apply at: https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/4494
  • For full consideration, completed applications should be submitted by October 25, 2017. Skype interviews are anticipated in early November. Direct questions about this position to Search Committee Chair Dr. Heeman Kim, hkim21@kennesaw.edu.

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).

-Did anyone else's Interfolio page get edited so that now it asks for letters to be directly attached, instead of in a list of references with contact info? (11/7)

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

Cornell University (NY) - TT Open Rank - Asian American StudiesEdit

Cornell University’s Asian American Studies Program invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position to begin July 2018. We are searching at all ranks—Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor—and across multiple fields within the humanities and the social sciences. The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to research and teaching in the field of Asian American Studies. We seek candidates with expertise in areas such as cinema and media studies, transnational Asian and Asian American cultural production, citizenship studies, immigration studies, political theory, environmental studies, ethnographic filmmaking, and gender studies. We welcome comparative and interdisciplinary work within a transpacific framework. The candidate will hold a joint appointment in the Asian American Studies Program and the Cornell department most appropriate to their disciplinary training. The doctoral degree must be in hand prior to the appointment. Please submit a letter of application, c.v., dissertation abstract (if applying at the beginning Assistant Professor level), three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample of no more than 30 pages.

Harvey Mudd College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Asian American StudiesEdit

The Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies at the Claremont Colleges and the Department of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts at Harvey Mudd College invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in Asian American studies, to begin July 1, 2018. We are seeking a scholar who approaches history from an interdisciplinary perspective and who has research and teaching expertise in South Asian, Muslim, Southeast Asian, or Pacific Islander communities. The successful candidate should, by the beginning of Fall 2018, hold a Ph.D. in ethnic studies, history, American Studies, or related fields. The teaching load for this position is five courses annually, including courses in the candidate’s field of expertise as well as two required departmental courses: a survey course on Asian American history and one course in the core curriculum at Harvey Mudd College. The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively in an intercollegiate and interdisciplinary setting. We especially encourage candidates whose work takes place within frameworks of transnationalism and globalization.

  • Please submit all materials no later than December 18th, 2017, including letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching evaluations, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, one writing sample, and three letters of recommendation. These documents should be uploaded to Academic Jobs Online. Please contact Hung Cam Thai, Chair of the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies for further information at hung.thai@pomona.edu.

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)

University of Nevada Las Vegas (NV) - TT Assistant Professor in Asian and Asian American StudiesEdit

The Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender & Ethnic Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for the position of tenure-track Assistant Professor in Asian and Asian American Studies to start in August 2018. We are particularly interested in candidates who possess expertise in Asian American and/or Pacific Islander communities, diasporic cultures, gender and sexuality, critical race theory, and empire and colonialism. We also seek a strong commitment to contribute to the growth and development of the Asian and Asian American Studies program. Evidence of excellence in research and teaching will be the principal selection criteria. The successful candidate will have a PhD in a relevant humanities or social science field.

The Asian and Asian American Studies program at UNLV is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of both Asian and Asian/Pacific Islander American histories, experiences, and issues. The program is housed in the Department of Interdisciplinary, Gender & Ethnic Studies, a spirited academic unit that brings together the fields of Interdisciplinary Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Ethnic Studies to provide students with the critical tool of being able to utilize a mode of inquiry (interdisciplinary) that is generally not available from traditional academic disciplines. Students can earn degrees (major) in the following areas: Multidisciplinary and Social Science Studies; Gender & Sexuality Studies; African American Studies, Latin American Studies, and Asian and Asian American Studies. They can minor in: Gender & Sexuality, African American, Latin American, Asian and Asian American, Latina/o, American Indian & Indigenous, or Gerontology.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires a PhD in a relevant humanities or social science field from a regionally accredited college or university completed by the time of appointment; evidence of a strong research program or the potential to develop one; and excellence in teaching. UNLV has a diverse student body and is seeking to attract a diverse applicant pool for the position. We have a strong commitment to increasing faculty diversity and encourage applicants from women, minority group members, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

SALARY RANGE: Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.

APPLICATION DETAILS: Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

  • Deadline to apply for full consideration for the position is December 1, 2017 by midnight Pacific Standard Time. Materials should be addressed to Mark Padoongpatt, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or applicant.inquiry@unlv.edu.

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.

Humboldt State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Transnational U.S. Latino StudiesEdit

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state

DESCRIPTION: Humboldt State University’s Department of Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CRGS) invites applications for an academic year tenure-track faculty position in Comparative Ethnic Studies, emphasis in Transnational U.S. Latino Studies.

RANK, SALARY AND BENEFITS: We seek to fill this position at the Assistant Professor rank; however, rank and salary are dependent on the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Schedule is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.

Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned Ph.D. or equivalent in Ethnic Studies or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at the time of appointment. Applicants with considerable progress towards terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered. Completion of terminal degree is required prior to the start of the second probationary year following initial appointment.

The successful candidate must demonstrate the following: Broadly trained in Ethnic Studies, and places an analysis of the intersections of race, sexuality, class, gender, and nationality at the center of their scholarship and teaching; Required expertise in Transnational U.S. Latino Studies; Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds; Record of, or potential for, involving students in research and scholarly activity; Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies; and Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses (major, general education, etc.). Preferred qualifications for this position include: One or more of the following specializations: Diaspora Studies, Cultural Studies, Subaltern Studies, Multicultural Queer Studies, Feminist Studies, American Studies, or Postcolonial/Decolonial Studies. A strong interest in program and curricular development, and a commitment to undergraduate teaching and advising. Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences. At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on the University policy on support for non-immigrant probationary faculty visa acquisition, please visit: http://www2.humboldt.edu/international/faculty.

Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Candidates should be committed to teaching excellence and to building a strong research record. Instructional assignments may include: Chican@/Latin@Lives; Critical Thinking about Migration; Growing up Chicanx/Latinx; Latin American Migrations; U.S.-Mexico Border; Chican@/Latin@ Culture and Society; Race, Gender and U.S. Law; Community Activism; Theory and Methods; “Queer” Across Cultures; and CouRaGeouS Cuentos Journal Production. Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.

The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members are: teaching; research, scholarship and creative activity; and service to the University, profession and to the community. These responsibilities include: advising students, participation in campus and system-wide committees, maintaining office hours, working collaboratively and productively with colleagues, and participation in traditional academic functions. Probationary faculty are typically provided ongoing mentorship to be a successful member of the faculty. During the first two years of the probationary period, teaching responsibilities will be reduced by approximately one course each semester. The reduced teaching load supports the establishment of research, scholarship and/or creative activities required for retention, tenure and promotion.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Department of Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies (CRGS) brings together scholars, teachers, and learners from Ethnic Studies, Women’s Studies, and Multicultural Queer Studies. We aim to create a just and sustainable world by analyzing systems of inequality and strategies for resistance. CRGS offers a major and three minors. For more information, please visit: https://www2.humboldt.edu/crgs

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit electronically the following materials through Interfolio:

http://apply.interfolio.com/46347

Letter of application; Curriculum vitae; Statement of Teaching Philosophy; Statement of Research Interests; Teaching evaluations, and peer evaluations of teaching, if available; A sample of Scholarly Writing; One or more sample syllabi of relevant courses (taught or proposed); Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and Two letters of recommendation, three preferred (to be requested through Interfolio). Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Critical Race, Gender and Sexuality Studies, or Humboldt State University to: Barbara Curiel, Search Committee Chair, Department of CRGS, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA. Phone (707) 826-3474. Email: Barbara.Curiel@humboldt.edu

  • APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 27, 2017. Early response is encouraged.

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.

New York University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Latino/a History (1848-present)Edit

  • The Department of History at New York University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Latino/a History, focusing on the period from 1848 to the present, whose work emphasizes transnational approaches and methodologies.
  • Topical areas of interest include the histories of migration and immigration; remittances, trade, and other transnational economic connections; immigration law and policing; Latino/a social movements; and histories of gender and sexuality.
  • Successful candidates will demonstrate a capacity for both research excellence and high-quality instruction in the classroom.
  • The position is to begin September 1, 2018, pending budgetary and administrative approval.
  • Applicants are to submit their materials online at http://history.fas.nyu.edu/page/employment, including a cover letter, c.v., article-length writing sample, and three letters of recommendation.
  • The review of applications will begin November 15, 2017 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Pomona College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Chicanx-Latinx StudiesEdit

The Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies of the Claremont Colleges invites applications for a tenure-track position at Pomona College at the Assistant Professor level. We are seeking a scholar in the interdisciplinary field of Chicanx-Latinx Studies with a demonstrated commitment to teaching and cutting-edge research. A Ph.D. in Chicanx-Latinx Studies or another interdisciplinary field is preferred. While we welcome degrees from traditional disciplines, the department seeks expertise in fields other than our existing strengths in history, sociology and psychology.

The teaching load for this appointment will be four courses (2/2) annually. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in their field of expertise and required departmental courses (on a rotating basis). The candidate will be expected to work collaboratively in an intercollegiate and interdisciplinary setting.

The successful candidate will have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving higher education for underrepresented students.

Interested candidates with PhD in hand or expected by July 2018 should submit the following via Academic Jobs Online, academicjobsonline.org: 1) letter of application 2) curriculum vitae 3) transcripts 4) three brief statements—one addressing teaching philosophy and experience, one addressing scholarship and including your future directions, and one addressing demonstrated ability to mentor a diverse student body 5) three letters of recommendation

  • Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2017. Please note: The Academic Jobs Online site is on Eastern Standard Time.

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.


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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)

Tulane University (LA) - TT Asst Professor - Cultural Anthropology (spec. Mexico)Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Tulane University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 2018. We seek applicants, with a regional area focus on Mexico, who specialize in political anthropology, ethnohistory, migration studies, media/visual anthropology or applied anthropology. Preference will be given to candidates whose areas of research interests and expertise complement, rather than duplicate, our current faculty specialties.

The teaching load for this position is two courses each semester. The successful candidate will teach courses in their areas of expertise and will contribute to the rotation of core courses, including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. We have a preference for scholars who have an interest in involving undergraduates in research and/or field activity, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and a commitment to service. Applicant should have a Ph.D. and a strong record of publication and grant funding.

Instructions to Applicants: All application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/45304. Please submit letter of application, curriculum vitae including contact information for three referees, an article length writing sample, and a teaching philosophy statement.

  • Applications must be received by October 21, 2017. We will contact candidates for initial video-conference interviews. Questions regarding the search can be directed to Dr. Allison Truitt, the Search Committee Chair, at (atruitt@tulane.edu) with “Cultural Anthro. Search” in the subject line.

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 California Los Angeles (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Latina/o Urban IssuesEdit

UCLA's Department of Chicana/o Studies and Department of Urban Planning invite applications from Urban Studies scholars for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek an innovative thinker who will be a leading scholar of urban issues in Latino communities. We welcome applicants with varied research interests within this broad area, including but not limited to neighborhood change, community development, social mobility, race and ethnicity, immigration, and urban planning in minority communities. We are open to scholars with interest in any geographical area, but we have a slight preference for finding a colleague who emphasizes the study of Los Angeles or its region in their research. The selected candidate will have a joint appointment in both departments and will take the lead at UCLA in advancing collaborative and interdisciplinary research on Latina/o Urban Studies.

The César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies, in the College of Letters and Science, currently hosts 15 tenured/tenure-track faculty, seven jointly appointed faculty from a variety of disciplines, 12 visiting lecturers, 34 Ph.D. students and over 500 undergraduate majors and minors. The department reflects not just the growth of UCLA’s Chicano/Latino student body, but also more seismic demographic changes in Los Angeles, California, and the nation. It strives to fortify the connection between UCLA and its surrounding urban context and the chosen candidate will assist in these efforts with overlapping commitments to academic achievement, teaching excellence, as well as equity, diversity and inclusion.

The Department of Urban Planning, in the Luskin School of Public Affairs, currently hosts 16 tenured/tenure-track planning faculty, seven affiliated tenured/tenure-track faculty, four visiting practice faculty, five active professors emeriti, 38 Ph.D. students, 148 master’s students, and 60 undergraduate minors across its large, diverse, and highly selective Ph.D., master’s, and undergraduate programs. We have a tradition of intellectual leadership in urban and regional studies and design, and our faculty, students, and alumni have long been known for their passionate commitment to social justice and progressive planning ideals. The Department of Urban Planning has the unique advantage of being situated in an interdisciplinary school of public affairs along with highly ranked departments of Social Welfare and Public Policy. All faculty in the Luskin School of Public Affairs (including the departments of Social Welfare, Urban Planning, and Public Policy) have opportunities to participate in current initiatives in global affairs, digital technologies, the environment, democracy and inequality, and social justice, equity, and opportunity.

Los Angeles is a global city renowned for its dynamism, robust economy, rich cultural diversity, and spectacular climate. UCLA offers competitive salary and attractive benefits packages, including a housing assistance program for new faculty members. The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning. Both the Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and the Department of Urban Planning are committed to diversity and excellence in our faculty, students, and scholarship, and we especially encourage candidates who share and can contribute to this commitment. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion should also be included in the application materials.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

While we expect to appoint at the rank of Assistant Professor, applicants and appointments at all levels will be considered. The successful candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in Urban Planning, Urban Studies, Chicana/o Studies, or a related social science discipline at time of appointment. The expected start date is July 1, 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

  • All materials must be submitted via UCLA Academic Recruit by Monday, November 13, 2017, to be guaranteed full consideration.

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 Feminisms - SKYPE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.

University of Puget Sound (WA) - Hispanic and Latina/o StudiesEdit

  • Appointment:  Full-time, tenure-track, beginning Fall term 2018.
  • Responsibilities: The successful candidate will provide undergraduates with a solid foundation in the conceptual frameworks of U.S. Latina/o literature and culture, and they will be expected to take a leading role in an established interdisciplinary Latina/o Studies Program. They also will teach Spanish language, culture, and literature at all levels as an integral member of the Hispanic Studies Department. Teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Other duties include continuation of professional development, advising students, and participation in departmental and university governance.
  • Qualifications: Candidates should demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following areas: theatre, poetry, performance studies, film and media studies or queer studies. Interest in Digital Humanities is desirable. They must be fluent in Spanish and English and committed to undergraduate teaching in a liberal arts setting. Candidates also should demonstrate strong teaching and research experience in Spanish and U.S. Latina/o Studies. Ph.D. in either Hispanic or Latina/o Studies is required by time of appointment (ABD considered).
  • Compensation and Benefits: Assistant Professor Rank. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
  • Application deadline: November 28, 2017.
  • Application link: http://bit.ly/2zlk6eU .

University of Texas, Austin (USA:TX) - Mexican American and Latina/o StudiesEdit

  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor position specializing in the intersectionality of ChicanX, LatinX, and Mexican American Studies with Gender, Women's, and/or Sexuality Studies to begin,Fall 2018
  • The selected candidate should have a Ph.D. in hand by start of employment, demonstrate a successful publishing and research trajectory, and have a solid teaching record or a teaching philosophy that helps to ensure student success. This candidate will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, hold an active research agenda, publish actively, direct dissertations, MA reports, and honors theses, attract external funding, and exhibit a commitment to service to the department and center, college, and university.
  • To apply, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and a list of three professional references via https://apply.interfolio.com/44400 Questions regarding this position can be directed to: Dr. Laura G. Gutiérrez at: lauragutierrez@utexas.edu.
  • Review begins: 23 Oct. 2017 and continues until position filled.

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.
  • (10/31): Any word on this job?
  • (11/03): I've not heard a peep.

Colorado State University (CO) - TT Assistant Professor in Native American StudiesEdit

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

The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year, including graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor students, have an active research agenda, and engage in outreach/service with Native American communities.

Starting date is August 16, 2018.

The applicant must demonstrate potential for excellence in research/scholarship in Native American Studies; potential for excellence in teaching Native American courses, potential for excellence in service/outreach, and strong communication skills. Service and outreach commitment to Native American communities should be established through past or current examples of mentoring, activism, and outreach.

Examples of potential candidates’ areas of expertise in Native American Studies include but are not limited to: Indigenous methodologies, Indigenous knowledge systems, land rights and tribal sovereignty, contemporary literary and visual culture, history, health, Indigenous education and leadership, tribal governments, sociopolitical and political economy, decolonial feminism, settler colonialism, and heritage language revitalization.

Ph.D. is required by the appointment date of August 16, 2018. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach the core ethnic studies courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (i.e. introduction to ethnic studies, ethnic studies research methods, ethnic studies theory & history, etc). Candidates whose work is interdisciplinary, intersectional, and/or comparative are also strongly encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in Native American Studies, or Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Native American Studies; and, we also welcome applicants with degrees in related disciplines with a research and teaching focus germane to Native American Studies.

  • Link to Apply: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/50217
  • Applicants should upload by November 1, 2017 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of 3 individuals qualified to assess the candidates’ ability to fulfill the responsibilities of the position. Letters of recommendation will be requested via email from referees upon submission of an application and must be submitted on-line. Letters must be received by November 8, 2017 for full consideration.
  • (11/15): Anyone here back on this one?

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.

McGill University (CAN) - TT Asst. Professor - Indigenous StudiesEdit

The Department of Anthropology at McGill University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Sociocultural Anthropology with a focus on Indigenous Studies. In exceptional cases appointments at the Associate Professor level may be considered. Preference will be given to applicants whose research addresses North American contexts. We encourage applications from candidates who self-identify as Indigenous.

Competitive applicants must have outstanding records of teaching and research and demonstrate high potential for developing strong research programs supported by external funding. The successful applicant will be expected to teach both undergraduate and graduate courses, develop courses at all levels in their areas of specialization, and exhibit a commitment to service. Applicants should have completed the PhD or be very near completion. Appointment will begin on August 1, 2018.

Applicants must fill out the online application form at http://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9977 and upload a cover letter addressing the candidate’s research interests and teaching experience, curriculum vitae, two writing samples, and contact information for three referees. Enquiries may be directed to jobsearch.anthropology@mcgill.ca.

  • Deadline for applications is November 2 2017.

McMaster University (CAN) - TT Open Rank Position - Indigenous Studies ProgramEdit

The Indigenous Studies Program at McMaster University invites applications for a tenure stream appointment with open rank beginning July 1, 2018. The Indigenous Studies Program is committed to the delivery of an exceptional undergraduate experience for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners, which draws upon the expertise of Indigenous scholars and community knowledge holders alike (see http://indigenous.mcmaster.ca). The Indigenous Studies Program is celebrating its 25th year at McMaster, making it one of the longest-standing Indigenous Studies programs in Canada. We seek a candidate that builds upon our existing areas of strength in traditional ecological knowledge, health and well-being, policy, gender and sexuality, literary studies, material knowledge production, Indigenous theory and methodologies, Indigenous ways of knowing.

Applications are welcome from any field, but those with training in political science or history are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointment will be in the relevant academic department (e.g., political science, history, anthropology, psychology), with a teaching commitment to the Indigenous Studies Program and an expectation of participation in the activities and initiatives of the Indigenous community at McMaster.

The successful candidate will join a community of leading Indigenous scholars from across multiple disciplines. In addition to the Indigenous Studies Program, the recently launched McMaster Indigenous Research Institute (http://miri.mcmaster.ca) supports community capacity building, promotes and fosters innovation, collaboration and partnership in Indigenous research, and acts to develop strong, sustainable Indigenous research infrastructure. As a full-time faculty member, and consistent with McMaster’s vision of being a student-centred, research-intensive university, the successful candidate is expected to develop an innovative program of research yielding significant peer-reviewed publications, to attract external peer-reviewed research funding, and to demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching, mentorship, and curriculum development, including teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervising graduate students.

Qualifications: The position is open to all applicants with expertise in the area of Indigenous Studies, though as noted we are especially interested in candidates with a specialization in Political Science or History. Successful candidates will either hold a PhD or be expected to complete their PhD by July 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with qualification and experience.

Application Procedures: Applicants should submit an application package consisting of the following: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy), one sample publication, and three letters of reference. Please send the application materials by e-mail to the attention of the Program Director, Dr. Vanessa Watts at the following address: indigenous.recruitment@mcmaster.ca . The subject line should read: “Indigenous Studies Position” followed by your full name. Applicants must arrange to have their three letters of reference sent directly to the address above.

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

Oberlin College (OH) - TT Asst. Professor - Comparative American Studies (Native American and Indigenous Studies) - SEARCH SUSPENDEDEdit

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.

Rutgers University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Native American and Indigenous StudiesEdit

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading Big Ten and AAU public research university with an enrollment of 65,000 students and 24,000 faculty and staff across its three campuses. Established in 1766 and celebrating its 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States.

Rutgers University values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research or service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community

Position: The Department of American Studies of Rutgers University-New Brunswick invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2018. We seek qualified scholars in all fields with either disciplinary or interdisciplinary training in Native American and Indigenous Studies. The search will consider scholars whose work focuses on the United States, past or present, as well as those who use comparative and transnational indigenous studies frameworks in relation to the United States. Scholars whose work intersects with gender and sexuality studies, indigenous feminism, visual culture, literary studies, critical race studies, and new media are of particular interest, but scholars with expertise in any area of Native American and Indigenous Studies will receive full consideration. The successful candidate will teach introductory, methods, and seminar courses in American and Native American Studies at the undergraduate level. Positive decisions on tenure and promotion require excellent teaching and scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and participation in the University and the profession.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in American Studies, Native American Studies, Ethnic Studies, History, Literature, or a closely related field required by the start of appointment. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Expected start date of September 1, 2018.

Rank and Salary: The position 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 Rutgers University faculty contract increases. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes health/vision/dental plans; and retirement plans.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

A completed application will have the following materials: 1. a letter of interest 2. a curriculum vitae 3. writing sample (no more than 25 pages) 4. three letters of recommendation

Addressed to Professor Lou Masur, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, submitted electronically via https://apply.interfolio.com/46251.

  • Completed applications received by December 1, 2017, will receive full consideration.

Ryerson University (CAN) - Open Rank Position - Indigenous StudiesEdit

Department of English. Faculty of Arts.

The Department of English in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in the city of Toronto on the territory of the Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, and Huron invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position, Open Rank, beginning July 1, 2018, subject to final budgetary approval. The area of specialization is Indigenous Studies.

All candidates with research and teaching expertise in Indigenous Studies will be considered, and we especially welcome applications from scholars with secondary specialization in one or more of the following areas: drama/performance studies; ecocriticism; new media and digital culture studies. Candidates will demonstrate a strong commitment to Indigenous knowledges and methodologies, to developing curriculum that promotes Indigenous futurity, and will have a record of collaboration with Indigenous communities and organizations.

The English Department prides itself both on the quality of its teaching and the breadth and excellence of its research. Ryerson undergraduate and graduate programs are distinguished by a professionally focused curriculum and strong emphasis on excellence in teaching, research and creative activities. Ryerson is also a leader in adult learning, with the largest university-based continuing education school in Canada.

Responsibilities will include: teaching and supervising at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent, externally-funded research agenda; and participating in the academic life of the Department of English, the Faculty and the University.

The successful candidate will have completed a PhD in English or a related field (or will expect to do so by July 2018). Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to contribute to both our undergraduate and graduate programs, evidence of high-quality teaching, a strong research profile and scholarly record, as well as the capacity for collegial service. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and scholarly, research or creative activities.

Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at t26king@ryerson.ca. Click here for the Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services information video.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA).

The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at: http://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/faculty-affairs/rfa-collective-agreement/RFA_CA_2015_to_2018.pdf .
The RFA’s website can be found at: http://www.rfanet.ca.
A summary of RFA benefits can be found at: http://www.ryerson.ca/hr/benefits/benefits_by_group/rfa/index.html.

How to apply? Applicants are asked to submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal. The application must contain the following:

A letter of application and curriculum vitae
Two (2) recent research publications
Results of teaching evaluations (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier)
The names of at least 3 individuals who may be contacted for reference letters.

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for both 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.

Confidential inquiries can be directed to: Dr. Andrew O’Malley, Chair, Department of English, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5B 2K3. Applicants are encouraged to apply online through the Ryerson Human Resources Career portal: https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Ryan Doyle, HR Advisor at rdoyle@ryerson.ca.

  • The review of applications will begin November 30, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants invited for on-campus interviews will be reimbursed for the costs of travel and accommodations incurred when visiting the campus for interviews. Where applicable, job applicants will be reimbursed for the cost of duplicating their writing samples and other materials.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (IL) - Assoc. or Full Professor - American Indian StudiesEdit

The American Indian Studies Program at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (http://www.ais.illinois.edu) invites applications for an associate or full professor position (full time tenured position). Target starting date is August 16, 2018. Salary is competitive.

American Indian Studies is searching for a scholar in the field of American Indian and/or Indigenous Studies. The successful candidate will have a strong research and publication record in the field. The position requires significant contributions to undergraduate teaching, graduate mentoring, in addition to program, university, and other forms of professional service. Current AIS affiliate faculty and visiting scholars conduct interdisciplinary research in various fields. Candidates from all disciplinary backgrounds will be considered; however, the search committee is especially interested in candidates who complement the existing research strengths of the Program. A joint appointment or teaching arrangement with another academic unit on campus is also possible.

Minimum qualifications include: the PhD in American Indian Studies or related field, clear knowledge and experience in American Indian and/or Indigenous Studies, outstanding scholarly achievement, and evidence of teaching excellence. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience working with American Indian or other indigenous communities.

Candidates should submit a letter of application detailing one’s research and teaching interests, a curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three reference letter writers. Letters of recommendation may be requested electronically from referees at a later date. To apply, create a candidate profile through https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the applications materials.

  • To ensure full consideration, all application materials must be received by November 10, 2017.
  • Just curious: is the the same position that was at issue in the Steven Salaita affair?
  • The senior faculty left after the Salaita 'affair' and many of the more junior professors pulled their lines out to home departments or left the university as well. So I doubt this search has any ties to that except that I'm thinking the remaining staff and faculty would like to rebuild a healthy program. Correct me if I'm wrong, anybody.

University of Michigan (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Native American Studies - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.
  • (10/17): Any Update on this one?
  • (10/31): No, not on this end.
  • (11/14/17): They have already completed 4 on-campus job interviews.

University of Washington (WA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Indian StudiesEdit

The Department of American Indian Studies at the University of Washington seeks a full-time (100% FTE, 9-month term), tenure-track Assistant Professor whose research and teaching engages American Indian and Indigenous Studies through the study of environment, health, and/or governance. The successful candidate will be trained in the social and/or natural sciences (or related fields) and have experience with tribal communities. Scholars whose work intersects with Indigenous health and wellness, climate change, economic development, politics, transnationalism, and environmental concerns as they relate to tribal resource management are of particular interest. Ideal candidates should have scholarship addressing the entangled relations among Indigenous nations; Indigenous communities; federal, state, and local governments; Western science; capitalism; Indigenous cultural revitalization movements; and/or Indigenous knowledges.  All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

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

The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential for excellence in research, teaching, service, mentorship, and community engagement. A Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) or comparable terminal degree must be in hand by the start date. The appointment will begin in September 2018.

  • Preference will be given to letters received by November 15. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Application link:  http://bit.ly/2ykalzy

Williams College (MA) - TT Asst. Professor - American Studies / Native American Studies - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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.

  • (11/11): Any word of this one. Its near my parents so I'm on pins and needles.
  • 11/13: No, although I do know that the history search has moved forward.  I'm wondering if the two searches are coordinating.
  • 11/14: Prelim interviews have begun.

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, 2017October 8, 2017. Additional information about the position can be obtained from: Professors Kelli Moore and Nicholas Mirzoeff, search committee co-chairs, at RaceMediasearch@nyu.edu.

Pratt Institute (NY) - TT Assistant or Associate Professor of Critical Social AnalysisEdit

The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute seeks an interdisciplinary scholar for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor position of Critical Social Analysis available Fall 2018. Qualified candidates include those who employ critical race theory and/or decolonizing approaches to cultural, social, or historical studies which focus on communication, media/social media, linguistic communities, translations, sound, narratives, and storytelling, all within south-north south-south, or south/east contexts, transits, and/or geographies. Research and teaching could be anchored to communities of color that engage with and extend existing paradigms in Indigenous/Native Studies, Black Studies, and/or Asian/American and Trans-Pacific Studies. Comparative, qualitative, and decolonial research is welcome. A strong demonstrated record of publishing, teaching, and service are required.

Located in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood and nestled within an art and design school, our department's commitment to cognitive and social justice is palpable. We host a major in Critical and Visual Studies and minors in History, Sustainability, Social Justice/Social Practice, Music and Sound Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Psychology, and Philosophy. We are also looking to develop an interdisciplinary Master’s program, and we organize our research interests and activities within the new Global South Center that is hosted in our department. Our department is characterized by a commitment to interdisciplinary critique, intellectual dialogue, the importance of the arts, and by scholars whose work is engaged with social, local, and planetary justice. Devoted to a creative learning community, Pratt recognizes the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, approaches, and experiences. We aspire to continue to grow as a place that always welcomes and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to contribute to and be part of Pratt culture.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Full-time teaching load is the equivalent of three courses each fall and spring semester. Advise students. Participate in curriculum development. Participate in related departmental activities including special projects. Engage in scholarly production and other professional activities. Engage with a diverse faculty and student body. Serve on Institute, School and department committees. Perform all other related activities as required. Qualifications: Ph.D. and demonstrated strong teaching record required. Salary and Rank are commensurate with experience

LINK to Apply

  • Review of applications to begin October 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your C.V., cover letter, the names and contact information for three professional references, and three letters of recommendation.

Pratt Institute (NY) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor of Global South StudiesEdit

The Department of Social Science and Cultural Studies at Pratt Institute seeks an interdisciplinary scholar for a full-time tenure-track Assistant or Associate professor position on the Global South, available Fall 2018. Qualified candidates include those who employ transnational approaches to cultural, social, or historical studies which focus on social movements, forms of resistance, feminisms, or non-western, experimental and/or queer knowledge formations. Scholars should demonstrate expertise within south-north south-south, or south/east contexts, transits, and/or geographies. A strong demonstrated record of publishing, teaching, and service are required.

Located in the historic Clinton Hill neighborhood and nestled within an art and design school, our department's commitment to cognitive and social justice is palpable. We host a major in Critical and Visual Studies and minors in History, Sustainability, Social Justice/Social Practice, Music and Sound Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender and Sexuality, Psychology, and Philosophy. We are also looking to develop an interdisciplinary Master's program. Faculty and student research interests and activities are organized within the new Global South Center that is hosted by Social Science and Cultural Studies. Our department is characterized by a commitment to interdisciplinary critique, intellectual dialogue, the importance of the arts, and by scholars whose work is engaged with social, local, and planetary justice. Devoted to a creative learning community, Pratt recognizes the strength that stems from a diversity of perspectives, ideas, backgrounds, approaches, and experiences.

We aspire to continue to grow as a place that always welcomes and encourages individuals of all backgrounds to contribute to and be part of Pratt culture.

Research and teaching could be anchored to communities of color within critical area studies that engage with and extend existing paradigms in African, Latin America, Middle Eastern, East Asian, South Asian, or Southeast Asian Studies. Comparative, qualitative, and decolonial research is welcome.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Full-time teaching load is the equivalent of three courses each fall and spring semester.
  • Advise students.
  • Participate in curriculum development.
  • Participate in related departmental activities including special projects.
  • Engage in scholarly production and other professional activities.
  • Engage with a diverse faculty and student body.
  • Serve on Institute, School and department committees.
  • Perform all other related activities as required.

Qualifications: Ph.D. and demonstrated strong teaching record required. Salary and Rank are commensurate with experience.

  • Review of applications to begin October 21, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit your C.V., cover letter, the names and contact information for three professional references, and three letters of recommendation via our internal application site at: http://tinyurl.com/ybxu96k3.

Rutgers University (NJ) - TT Asst. Professor - Cultural Anthropology (Critical Race Studies)Edit

We seek candidates whose research and teaching engage critical race studies in ways that deepen understanding of processes, practices, institutions, and semiotic forms that produce "race" as a social fact and a lived reality. Topics of inquiry might include (but are not limited to) comparative and intersectional perspectives on race, class, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and ability; rights struggles; how institutions (re-)produce racial hierarchies and disparities; and structures of power and forms of governance that sustain racialized inclusions, exclusions, and inequalities. Geographic area is open.

The successful candidate will be an ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholar trained in anthropology (or in an interdisciplinary program with a strong anthropology component), with a strong commitment to liberal arts education. The successful applicant's research will enhance existing strengths in the interdisciplinary study of race and coloniality at Rutgers University and complement the expertise of faculty in the anthropology department's Critical Interventions in Theory and Ethnography (CITE) program, whose work addresses the production of inequality and injustice in areas such as gender; the anthropology of the body; economic, political, and legal anthropology; and linguistic anthropology.

The teaching load is two courses per semester and includes undergraduate as well as graduate classes. The initial appointment is for three years and is renewable for a second three-year period contingent on a successful reappointment review. Tenure review usually occurs during the sixth year. The Department of Anthropology is part of the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS).

Minimum Education and Experience: Applicants must have completed the Ph.D. by January 12, 2018.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: The successful candidate will be an ethnographically grounded and theoretically engaged scholar trained in anthropology (or in an interdisciplinary program with a strong anthropology component), with a strong commitment to liberal arts education. The successful applicant's research will enhance existing strengths in the interdisciplinary study of race and coloniality at Rutgers University and complement the expertise of faculty in the anthropology department's Critical Interventions in Theory and Ethnography (CITE) program, whose work addresses the production of inequality and injustice in areas such as gender; the anthropology of the body; economic, political, and legal anthropology; and linguistic anthropology.

Posting Open Date: 09/28/2017

Special Instructions to Applicants: Each applicant should submit the following materials through Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/45482 ): (1) a cover letter that clearly outlines scholarly, teaching, and service contributions and future research plans, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and email addresses of four referees, and (4) a writing sample (preferably an article published or in press, or manuscript submitted for journal review). Finalists will be invited to submit in addition a teaching portfolio (teaching philosophy, syllabi, student evaluations) but initial applicants need not do so.

  • Posting Close Date: 11/04/2017.

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.

Tulane University (LA) - TT Asst Professor - Cultural Anthropology (spec. in Medical Anthropology) - Deadline Oct. 21, 2017Edit

The Department of Anthropology at Tulane University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 2018. We seek a medical anthropologist. Geographical area is open though preference will be given to scholars with regional foci that complement the department’s present strengths. We are especially interested in scholars whose specialization includes a focus on one or more of the following: reproductive health, environment, migration, mental health/trauma and resilience, chronic disease, health and human rights, and global epidemics.

The teaching load for this position is two courses each semester. The successful candidate will teach courses in their areas of expertise and will contribute to the rotation of core courses, including Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. We have a preference for scholars who have an interest in involving undergraduates in research and/or field activity, an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment, and a commitment to service. Applicant should have a Ph.D. and a strong record of publication and grant funding.

Instructions to Applicants: All application materials must be submitted online at http://apply.interfolio.com/45311. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae including contact information for three referees, an article-length writing sample, and a teaching philosophy statement.

  • Applications must be received by October 21, 2017. We will contact candidates for initial video-conference interviews. Questions regarding the search can be directed to Dr. Adeline Masquelier, the Search Committee Chair, at (amasquel@tulane.edu) with “Medical Anthro. Search” in the subject line.

University of Arizona (AZ) - TT Asst. Professor - Intercultural Competence (2 Positions)Edit

The College of Humanities in collaboration with the Office of Global Initiatives at the University of Arizona is filling two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, with expertise in intercultural competence. Each successful candidate will have an academic home in one of the following College of Humanities units: Africana Studies, East Asian Studies, French & Italian, German Studies, Public & Applied Humanities, Spanish & Portuguese, Religious Studies & Classics, and/or Russian & Slavic Studies.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in hand by August 1, 2018. In addition to expertise in intercultural competence, specialization in one or more of the following areas is desired: intercultural competence assessment, international education and student mobility, social justice and social movements, critical race studies, human rights, cultural studies, and transcultural studies.

Teaching responsibilities will include courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of critical intercultural communication and intercultural training as well as courses in the selected candidate’s home unit. If the home unit has a language mission, native or near-native proficiency in a relevant language is required, in addition to English.

Experience with facilitating workshops in intercultural awareness, interracial and intercultural dialogue, and study abroad orientation is preferred.

A complete application packet will include 1) a two-page letter of interest describing research and teaching interests, teaching experience, contributions to diversity and inclusiveness, and if applicable, previous administrative experience, service activities, and/or outreach, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a scholarly writing sample, 4) graduate transcripts.

Applicants will be asked to provide contact information for three professional references within the application. The three professional references that are listed will receive an email upon the successful submission of the application. The email will ask your reference to provide a letter of reference for you.

The University of Arizona seeks individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

More information, a full description of the position and instructions for submitting applications are found in the University of Arizona's Human Resources Website. Please visit http://uacareers.com/postings/22349

Questions regarding this posting should be directed to the chair of the search committee via email: Dr. Suzanne Panferov, panferov@email.arizona.edu

  • Review of applications will begin November 20, 2017.

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 South Carolina (SC) - TT Asst. Professor - Environment and RaceEdit

The School of the Earth, Ocean, and Environment (http://www.seoe.sc.edu) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position. We seek an individual with outstanding research and teaching capabilities and interests that focus on the intersections of race and the environment. The area of specialization is open.

Research interests may include, but are not limited to: environmental justice; race, nature, and landscape; diversity in environmental institutions; race and class in environmental movements; the intersections of social inequality and environmental conflict; race and conservation; and race and environmental imagery. We seek candidates whose scholarship is theoretically grounded and who can work across disciplinary boundaries.

The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda and to teach undergraduate courses that support interdisciplinary degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Science as well as graduate courses specific to his/her field, with a standard teaching load of two courses per semester. Cross appointment with an appropriate unit is possible, depending on the candidate’s expertise.

Required Education and Experience: A Ph.D. is required at the time of appointment. Potential disciplinary backgrounds could include sociology, geography, anthropology, history, public policy, political science, environmental humanities, comparative literature, African American studies, American studies and related fields.

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, research statement and statement of teaching interests in a single pdf file and a list of contact information for three references.

For more information please contact Alicia Wilson, Environment & Race Search Committee Chair, at awilson@seoe.sc.edu.

Quicklink for Posting: http://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/20441

  • To ensure full consideration, applications and letters should be received by Nov 20, 2017.

University of Southern California (CA) - TT Open Rank Professor - American Studies / Ethnic Studies (2 Positions) - SKYPE / ASA INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

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).
  • Any word on this job? Any interviews?
  • From American Studies 2018: "October 20th: received request for more materials (writing sample and mentoring statement)."
  • Any updates since then?

Villanova University (PA) - TT Assistant Professor of Global Interdisciplinary StudiesEdit

  • Villanova University’s new Department of Global Interdisciplinary Studies invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in global interdisciplinary studies to teach courses at the undergraduate level beginning in the Fall 2018 semester. We seek candidates with expertise in the social sciences who can work with students and faculty from a range of disciplines.
  • Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.
  • Duties and Responsibilities: The responsibilities of the position include team teaching and working with students in our interdisciplinary programs that are thematically and area focused, namely: Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Arab and Islamic Studies, Cultural Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Irish Studies, Latin American Studies, Peace and Justice Studies, and Russian Area Studies. Teaching duties include a 3-2 teaching load, contingent on a successful and promising record of scholarship. After a successful Third Year Review, a one-semester sabbatical is available in the fourth year.
  • Desired Qualifications: 1) PhD in hand, but applicants close to completing their degree will be considered—degree must be completed by August 1, 2018. 2) Evidence of teaching excellence in higher education and promise of a strong record of research and publication are essential.
  • Successful candidates must be committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service, and dedicated to conceptualizing and implementing interdisciplinarity in the department’s curriculum. Areas of interdisciplinary expertise must have a global focus, and may include: international migration, global health, global south, demographics, human and labor rights, social justice, gender inequality, environmental/sustainability studies, conflict studies, racial economics, or global communication.
  • Preferred Qualifications: Candidates whose training and/or research exhibits interdisciplinary scholarship preferred.
  • Special Message to Applicants: An email will be sent to your references with a secure web link asking that they submit confidential letters of recommendation.
  • Posting Date: 09/20/2017.
  • Closing Date (12am ET): 10/30/2017. Apply at: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/12293

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 Studies - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

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

Washington University in St. Louis (MO) - Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Cultures - American Culture StudiesEdit

The Program in American Culture Studies (AMCS) at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Cultures, renewable annually for up to two years contingent upon satisfactory performance; expected start date is July 1, 2018.  AMCS is an endowed program in Arts & Sciences that fosters cross-disciplinary intellectual exchange and transformative scholarship at the intersections of the humanities and social sciences. It offers an undergraduate major, a Ph.D. certificate program, a Master's program, and a wide array of collaborative research and teaching activities, seeking to build community among students of American culture from many fields.

We are particularly interested in applicants, academics and/or practitioners, whose research, teaching, and practice (1) have a strong theoretical awareness, but at the same time deeply engage ethnographic, material, and/or historical particulars; (2) center on an historically-informed study of digital cultures, broadly defined, especially as they pertain to media as a site of cultural production; (3) engage the digital transformation of media and the public sphere, as it pertains to the history of political economy and power, and matters of identity, membership, and exclusion.  We prefer applicants who engage digital cultures as a subject of study, and not only as a research or presentation methodology.

Candidates must have received the Ph.D. since July 1, 2014, or be scheduled to defend the dissertation before July 1, 2018.  The Fellow will receive a salary of $55,000 per year, plus benefits and a $3,000 annual research/travel stipend.

Applications are due by January 1, 2018.  For more information and How to Apply, please see our website at http://amcs.wustl.edu/directory/?sec=postdoctoral%20fellows&sub=application%20process


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

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