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This page includes jobs in interdisciplinary/humanities/liberal arts fields (NOT to overlap with established fields like American Studies or Ethnic Studies). For example, jobs in "Individualized Studies," "Humanities," "Community Studies," "Peace and Conflict Studies," etc.

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Adrian College (MI) - 1st Year CORE Assistant Professor Position - focus on Public AddressEdit

The Department of CORE (First Year Curriculum) at Adrian College invites qualified professionals to apply for a full-time, non-tenure track Assistant Professor position, beginning in August 2016. The CORE Department is responsible for the academic component of the Adrian College CORE Experience (ACCE)-a holistic approach to integrating students into the small liberal arts learning community that begins their freshman year and continues throughout their time at Adrian College. 

All full time CORE faculty teach Academic Foundations I and Academic Foundations II, 1st year introductory skills courses that integrate instruction in college level reading, writing, speaking, critical thinking and research across the first two semesters of the college experience. These courses are newly developed, replacing existing English Composition and Public Speaking courses and are entering their third full year of implementation. We are looking for a passionate, creative, and innovative teacher and scholar to join four other full time faculty members to continue to develop the public speaking aspects of our curriculum. 

To that end, this position will focus primarily on developing and implementing best practices in Academic Foundations II, which focuses on public speaking and communication, using a Reacting to the Past (RTTP) role playing game based on Adrian College's abolitionist history and heritage. RTTP has students interact in primary and secondary historical resources while preparing speeches and written assignments that will be used in role play. The ideal candidate should be well versed in basic communications theory, public speaking, and have a working knowledge of American history and culture. In addition s/he will teach and participate in course development for CORE I which focuses primarily on introductory composition and teaching transferable genres. Course teaching load is 12 hours (4 courses) per semester. The instructor is expected to hold regular office hours and participate in departmental activities. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Communications Studies, Rhetoric, or a related field. Degree must be in hand or completed by August 1, 2016.
  • Specialization in rhetorical criticism with an emphasis on public address preferred.
  • Teaching experience at the college or university level, especially with first-year students, and particularly in public speaking, interpersonal communication, and rhetoric - including ability to adapt to innovative classroom practices like RTTP.
  • Ability to demonstrate innovative approaches to teaching.
  • Ability to use technology in the classroom
  • Interest in developing new course materials as the courses evolve
  • Effective oral and written skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others

Send cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, copies of syllabi, course evaluations and transcripts (must have official transcripts for final consideration) and names and contact information of three references to COREsearch@adrian.edu. Applications will be accepted until January 3rd, 2016

Adrian College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and women and minorities are encouraged to apply. If offered a position, finalist must furnish proof of U.S. citizenship or proof of eligibility to work in the U.S. within 3 days of commencing employment. 

A private, co-educational college of liberal arts and sciences related to the United Methodist Church, Adrian College is a traditional four-year residential institution offering a focused undergraduate education with an advanced 4+1 Master's program in five subject areas. The College offers 40 majors and pre-professional programs, 26 varsity sports and eight institutes dedicated to a diverse and personalized approach to education. Adrian College features state-of-the-art facilities, small class sizes and an innovative approach to the academic and personal growth of its students. 

In recent years, the College has experienced momentous growth garnering national recognition. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Adrian College as the '#1 Up and Coming Baccalaureate School in the Midwest,' as well as ranked Adrian College as 'Regional Top Baccalaureate College in the Midwest' and a 'Least Debt Load College.' Most recently, the College received accolades as a 'Best Value School.' Adrian College is located in Southeast Michigan, about 45 minutes from Ann Arbor and Toledo.

Deadline: Jan. 3

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American University in Rome (Rome, Italy) - Associate Professor and Director of General EducationEdit

The American University of Rome invites applications for the full-time, tenure track position of Associate Professor and Director of the General Education program to begin on or before 29 August 2016. Candidates must have a Ph.D in a field within the Humanities that has relevance to the University’s curriculum, a commitment to teaching at the undergraduate level, extensive teaching experience in and familiarity with American teaching pedagogy, and research and/or scholarly work that involves Rome and/or Italy. Recent experience administrating and teaching in an American Humanities Core or General Education curriculum is a strong advantage.

The successful candidate will teach courses within his or her discipline and in the General Education curriculum and will work with the Dean of Academic Affairs to strategically revise the General Education Program, will lead on its maintenance and assessment, and will liaise with faculty and administration. He or she will also serve the University through membership in committees and in other functions coordinated by the Dean of Academic Affairs and the President.

General Education at AUR is well established, and this is an opportunity for a creative and energetic scholar to shape an exciting and challenging “signature” program, imparting a strong identity to the University and helping to form the graduates skilled in critical thinking and problem solving for which The American University of Rome has become known. The person appointed will contribute to its further growth by raising its academic profile through an active program of scholarship and excellence in teaching.

Applicants should apply by email to humanresources@aur.edu (quote in the subject field Gen Ed 2016 and the candidates name). All applications must include:

- Cover letter that outlines scholarly work, administrative experience, and teaching philosophy - Curriculum Vitae - Three reference contacts

Short listed candidates will be interviewed via Skype or in person, then a campus visit. Application review will begin 29 February and interviews will begin as soon as possible.

AUR is an equal opportunity employer

Deadline: 29 February 2016

Rejection:

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

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits. The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement.

Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of their high school class.

We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience.

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

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

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

Deadline: Feb. 4

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Bilkent University (TURKEY) - Open Rank - Cultures, Civilizations & Ideas (Multiple Positions) - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Bilkent University announces multiple openings in the Program in Cultures, Civilizations and Ideas. We seek candidates with a broad-based background in the humanities, and expertise in any specific field in the study of literature, classics or the history of philosophy. Scholars committed to interdisciplinary and comparative work, and with proven excellence in teaching are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching “Great Books” courses is a plus. All candidates should have an active research agenda, and hold a Ph.D. in a relevant field by September 2016. Bilkent University, located in Ankara, is the oldest independent non-profit research university in Turkey, and all classes are conducted in English. Salary is competitive and includes a fully-furnished and rent-free apartment on campus. Couples are encouraged to apply. Send a letter of application specific to this position, curriculum vitae, 1–2 page statement of teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation, to bilkent.ccisearch@gmail.com, by November 15th, 2015 (midnight, local time GMT +2). Interviews will be held at the MLA, or may be conducted via SKYPE. Any inquiries may be directed to Dr. Mustafa Nakeeb at mnakeeb@bilkent.edu.tr.

https://apply.interfolio.com/31928

Deadline: Nov. 15

Rejections Received: (2/22)

Request for Interviews: (11/25)

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  • Have any of the people who were contacted to schedule an interview at the end of November heard anything since then? The email said that they would be following up with questions and related info after confirmation of the interview.
  • I have not heard anything
  • No interview and have not heard anything

Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) - TT Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies (Child Studies)Edit

The Child Studies Program in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University invites applications from qualified candidates for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence on July 1, 2016.

The Child Studies Program at Carleton University, located in the nation’s capital, began in 1997. Child Studies is housed in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and works collaboratively with the Institute’s other programs: Human Rights, Sexuality Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and Disability Studies. Our unique program has quickly established itself as one of Canada’s premier undergraduate programs, and the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to its rapidly growing needs. More information about the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies and the Child Studies Program is available at:http://carleton.ca/iis/.

Qualifications include: a Ph.D. at the time of application; demonstrated excellence in teaching; a track record of research and publication of relevance to children and youth; research interests and expertise in the areas of digital humanities, social media, and/or gaming. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a program of research leading to significant peer-reviewed publications, contribute effectively to academic life in the Institute, and undertake community advocacy in regards to children and youth. Faculty members are expected to apply for external research funding.

Applications are due on January 15, 2016. Please include the following in your application package: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching scores), and samples of writing or published work (note: these documents may be combined into one PDF document). At the same time, candidates should arrange to have supporting letters from three referees sent to the department. These may be submitted electronically. Materials can be mailed to: Adam Barrows, Director, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University, 2201 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, K1S 5B6 or sent electronically toiis@carleton.ca.

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

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution committed to developing solutions to real world problems by pushing the boundaries of knowledge and understanding.  Its internationally recognized faculty, staff, and researchers provide academic opportunities in more than 100 programs of study to more than 28,000 full- and part-time students, from every province and more than 100 countries around the world. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary, and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative work in science and technology, business, governance, public policy, and the arts.

Minutes from downtown, Carleton University is located on a beautiful campus, bordered by the Rideau River and the Rideau Canal. With over 12 national museums and the spectacular Gatineau Park close by, there are many excellent recreational opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy. The City of Ottawa, with a population of almost one million, is Canada’s capital city and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. Carleton’s location in the nation’s capital provides many opportunities for research with groups and institutions that reflect the diversity of the country. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Chair of the Search Committee as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate requests in a timely manner.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016

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Champlain College (VT) - Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary StudiesEdit

Founded in 1878, Champlain College is a private, baccalaureate institution that offers professionally focused master's, bachelor's and associate's degree programs and professional certificates on campus, online and abroad. Champlain College was named the #1 "Most Innovative School" in the North in U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges" 2016 ranking and holds steady at #14 in the overall list of "Best Regional Colleges in the North." It was listed in Princeton Review's 2015 editions of "The Best 376 Colleges" and "353 Green Colleges." Champlain is a national leader in educating students to become skilled practitioners, effective professionals and global citizens.

The College is located in picturesque Burlington, Vermont, which is consistently ranked as one of the country's most livable small cities. Burlington was recently ranked #1 by A&E Television on a list of the 10 cities that "have it all." Burlington was also ranked as one of "10 Best Cities for the Next Decade" according to Kiplinger's Personal Finance.

We encourage interested candidates to peruse our http://www.champlain.edu/peoplecenter website for more information about our work and cultural environment. Champlain College offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes tuition benefits, generous retirement contributions and a professional working environment.

Job Description: The Core Division at Champlain College is charged with delivering a four-year integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum to all traditional undergraduate students. We have an opening for a faculty member to be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. Applicants should be motivated to deliver general education courses at an institution whose mission is professional education. The ideal candidate will offer an interdisciplinary background and must have experience teaching first-year writing. Additionally, we seek individuals who are committed to creative and innovative pedagogy, collaborative teaching, and curriculum development.

The typical teaching load is four courses per semester, and there is an expectation of divisional and college-wide service. While there is no research requirement for retention, ongoing professional activity/development is strongly encouraged and supported.

The successful candidate will also be able to help build intercultural understanding and demonstrate multicultural perspectives that can foster a diverse and inclusive community both inside and outside of the classroom.

Requirements: A terminal degree is required.

The ideal candidate will offer an interdisciplinary background and must have experience teaching first-year writing.

Additional Information: For more information on the Core Division, please visit http://www.champlain.edu/academics/academic-divisions/core-division

Champlain College values, supports and encourages diversity of backgrounds, cultures and perspectives of students, faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please submit both a CV and a letter of application indicating familiarity with and interest in our approach to general education and discussing how you envision contributing to our work in the Core Division. Material must be uploaded to http://www.champlain.edu/peoplecenter.

Deadline for applications is November 16, 2015. November 30, 2015.

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

https://champlain.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=F4A85C221E688184C4C02B8517FF6D41?JOBID=64963

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Deadline: Nov. 30

Rejections Received: 1/4 x 8

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Colorado College (CO) - TT Asst. Professor - Southwest StudiesEdit

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Open Date: 05/20/2015

Job Close Date: 10/02/2015

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

https://employment.coloradocollege.edu/postings/2073

Deadline: Oct. 2

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Cornell University (NY) - TT Asst. Professor - Humanities or Qualitative Social SciencesEdit

The College of Arts and Sciences at Cornell University is seeking to hire a tenure-track assistant professor in some area of the humanities or qualitative social sciences. We are especially interested in considering applications from members of underrepresented groups, those who have faced economic hardship, are first-generation college graduates, or work on topics related to these issues. Candidates must have a Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2016. The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding promise of contributing to Cornell’s excellence in teaching and research in the humanities or qualitative social sciences.

This position is contingent on available funding. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, a sample of work, and at least three letters of reference. Applications must be made online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/6123. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015, but applications received by January 5, 2016 will receive full consideration.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Deadline: December 1, 2015 (review begins); January 5, 2016 (will receive full consideration)

Rejections Received:

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  • Also posted at Generalist 2016
  • Okay, I'll be the first to say what we're all thinking: what is this?! "We want a person who does some kind of stuff, maybe? PS Let us know if you're really, really poor." I must be missing something here. 
  • Let me say that as a first genereation college student the person who made the snide, cynical comment above sounds like a priveleged idiot who doesn't have the slightest clue how university funding of tenure lines sometimes occurrs. Cornell probably had a donor set aside a massive amount of money for a tenure line for someone who fits this very general criteria. Very likely the donor is a first generation college student who faced hardship and probably identifies as part of an underrepresented group and had to deal with people like the idiot above in college who made their life miserable. I'm just going to wager a guess and say what we are all REALLY thinking - you're a moron and you don't deserve a job. Any job. 
  • --- I am so sorry I touched a nerve - that was not my intention, and I'm extremely sorry to have made you feel disparaged, or diminished. I'm also first-gen, and I see how my joke might grate. I found the extreme vagueness of the job description ("job description") hilarious, and wanted to share a laugh with others who are (I figure?) just as frustrated with the job market as I am. But that frustration is real, and I should have been more sensitive to it. Please accept my apologies. 
  • May be worth noting that some of this language is shared with the description of the Cornell Diversity Fellowships: postdocs which I believe are bankrolled by Mellon. It may be that there is some kind of shared funding shenanigans going on, or possibly they are trying to hire one of the former fellows to the faculty. http://as.cornell.edu/diversity-fellowships
  • 9/21/15: See full Chronicle article on this ad for more background: "Cornell’s Pitch to Humanities and Social-Sciences Ph.D.s: All of You, Apply Here"
  • I have received a great offer from somewhere else. So I contacted Cornell to ask where I stand. They were able to tell me that they are not moving forward with my application. My impression is that they already have a small group of applications that they are focussing in on. [posted ~ 1/28]
  • Got an email today saying that the search "did not yield a successful candidate to match our specific research needs." I have been giggling about it all morning. For the most general job ad ever, they actually had specific research needs? Talk about inter-departmental drama!  -- x 1000
  • They should be embarrassed about how stupid this whole process was. Scott MacDonald does not appear to know what he is doing.

Fairleigh Dickinson University (NJ) - TT Assistant Professor of HumanitiesEdit

University College's School of the Humanities at Fairleigh Dickinson University invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant Humanities professor with expertise in digital humanities. Humanities majors and minors pursue a concentration in an interdisciplinary area such as American Studies, British Studies, Digital Humanities, Global & Cultural Studies, Sustainability, or Liberal Studies. The ability to teach across three or more of these fields is an asset. Many of the majors also pursue teacher certification. The ideal candidate would have a commitment to program building and collaboration. This position offers a competitive salary and benefits.

Application review will begin on February 15, 2016, and will continue until a candidate is selected.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in a humanities related discipline in hand at the time of appointment; strong preference given to degrees in humanities, cultural studies, philosophy, anthropology, or religion in a global context
Expertise in digital humanities and technologies as well as evidence of digital humanities projects
Experience with innovative, quality online instruction
Demonstrated excellence teaching interdisciplinary courses and/or courses in multiple disciplines at the university level

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience assessing student learning outcomes

Requirements of the position:

Teach a broad variety of humanities courses (typically a 4/4 load)
Develop interdisciplinary collaboration with faculty in other departments or schools
Advise students in majors and minors
Evaluate and mentor adjunct faculty
Conduct learning outcomes assessment
Recruit students to the major and minor
Participate in curricular revision and development
Perform service at the departmental, school, campus and university levels
Pursue a scholarly research agenda that leads to peer-reviewed publications
Perform other relevant duties that may arise

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.

Status: Full-Time Campus: Metropolitan Campus, Teaneck, NJ

Hiring Manager: Janet Boyd Department: School of the Humanities-Metro Internal Number: 4148

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Deadline: Feb. 15

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Campus Visit:

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George Fox University (OR) - TT Faculty - Associate Director, William Penn Honors Program - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

George Fox University is seeking an applicant for a full-time, tenure track faculty position to serve as associate director of the William Penn Honors Program starting in July 2016. The William Penn Honors Program offers a great books curriculum that serves as a selective general education track within the university. (All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. In addition, professors agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith.)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Candidate will assist director in serving the administrative needs of the program (e.g. recruitment/admissions process, mentoring honors students, communications, etc.) and will teach great books seminars within the honors program
  • Candidate will be a full member of an academic department, teach courses within one’s discipline outside of honors, and be expected to maintain a scholarly research program
  • Candidate will participate in the broader academic life of the university and normal tenure review process

Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in any field related to the program’s great books curriculum, relevant teaching experience, and, ideally, experience with great books and undergraduate honors education. 

Salary and Rank: Appointment level is open depending upon qualifications and experience. Salary and benefits are competitive with comparable institutions.

Candidates should submit a CV and letter of interest to Dr. Joseph Clair, Director of the William Penn Honors Program, 414 N. Meridian St., Box #6283, Newberg, OR 97132 and to jsweet@georgefox.edu. Candidates should also submit a short video of themselves (no longer than 5 minutes), briefly explaining, in a manner that supplements and amplifies the letter of interest, why they consider themselves to be an ideal candidate for teaching in a great books curriculum and explaining their aptitude for the dual administrative and scholarly roles of this position. Upload the video to some online forum (YouTube, Vimeo, private site, etc.) and send the link in the email along with the other materials. Recommendations and other supporting materials (e.g. teaching statement, faith and learning statement, writing sample, teaching evaluations, etc.) may be requested at a later stage of the review process. Review of applications will begin on October 31.

http://www.georgefox.edu/offices/academic_affairs/positions-open/faculty/associate-director-WPHP-Professorship.html

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on October 31

Acknowledgment received: 10/30

Request for additional materials: 11/3 (x3) and further additional materials 12/5 (x2)

  • For the person who just added that they had materials requested, what was requested? Along with someone else about a month ago, I added that I had materials requested--a couple statements as I recall. But is this something new? I am wondering what's going on with this position. 
  • I was asked on 12/5 (as I just added above) for additional materials beyond the ones requested in early November: this time, it was a teaching statement, letters, etc.

Rejection (no interview): 12/18 x3

Preliminary interview scheduled (please specify: MLA, phone, Skype, etc.): Skype interview requested via email, 1/14

Rejection (after preliminary interview):

Campus interview scheduled:

Rejection (after campus interview):

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

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Grand Valley State University (MI) - Liberal Studies - Assistant Professor - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

The successful candidate will teach LIB 341: Leadership for Social Change and LIB 323: Design Thinking to Meet Real World Needs, as well as classes for the department's Leadership Emphasis and other core and elective courses as needed. The successful candidate will also teach in an M.A. Program in Leadership for Social Innovation, a program that is still in development and pending approval. Other courses to be taught may include: LIB 314: Life Journeys, LIB 100: Introduction to Liberal Education, LIB 201: Diversity in the United States, or LIB 401: Visionary Thinkers depending on area of specialization. Faculty members are required to maintain an active research program and have a strong commitment to excellence in interdisciplinary teaching and advising. Service to the program, department, college, university, and larger community is also required. The Liberal Studies Department is housed in the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies, the heart of GVSU's nationally recognized liberal education initiative. The Liberal Studies, Religious Studies, Leadership Emphasis and Intercultural Training Certificate (ITC) Programs all reside in the Liberal Studies Department. Liberal Studies provides students with an integrative interdisciplinary framework for developing an individualized plan of study, such as our new Leadership Emphasis.

Responsibilities - Non-essential Functions

Required Qualifications and Education: - Completed Ph.D. in relevant interdisciplinary field at time of application. - Demonstrated online/hybrid and face-to-face teaching experience. - Demonstrated teaching experience in leadership for social innovation and change, AND in at least one of the following areas: social institutions, social movements, or social processes. - Successful interdisciplinary research experience in one or more of the following areas: leadership for social innovation and change, social institutions, movements, or processes. - Commitment to civic/community engagement demonstrating experience with human-centered design and systemic engagement (e.g. collaborative inquiry, emergent design, participatory research).

Preferred Qualifications and Education: - Experience teaching collaboration, integration, and problem solving (e.g. conflict resolution or difficult dialogues). - Experience with liberal education and integrative learning. - Experience with interdisciplinary collaborative undergraduate and graduate research.

Salary Range (For AP/Faculty Only)

Competitive Salary & Benefits Package

Campus: Allendale

Date Position will Post to the Web: 09-16-2015

Application Deadline Info: October 30, 2015

How To Apply: Click "Apply to this Posting." Include curriculum vitae; cover letter addressing required and preferred qualifications; teaching & research statement; course evaluations; and list of three references including address, phone, and email. (Please note only specified documents should be uploaded). Any inquiries should be sent to Dr. Joel Wendland, Search Committee Chair, Liberal Studies Department, wendlajo@gvsu.edu. Please see http://www.gvsu.edu/liberalstudies for more information.

Job Category: Faculty

Job Type: Full-time Academic Year

Quick Link: http://www.gvsujobs.org/applicants/Central?quickFind=181282

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Deadline: Oct. 30

Rejections Received: 3/4/16

Request for Interviews: Video Interview Request (11/25)

Campus Visit: Request sent (12/21)

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

  • Who got the position?

NOTES:

  • Request for additional material (11/19) 
  • Skype interviews scheduled (11/23)

Grand View University (IA) - TT Assistant Professor of Liberal Arts - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Grand View University - Des Moines, IA

TENURE TRACK FACULTY POSITION IN LIBERAL ARTS

EFFECTIVE DATE: Fall Semester, 2016

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to teach Core Seminar II: Global Awareness and Core Seminar III: Vocation. Core Seminar II involves an immersion into local or global diverse communities with the aim of creating an informed understanding of ethnic, religious, cultural, and other forms of diversity and may involve service learning. Students' research papers utilize ethnography, scholarly sources, and quantitative analysis. In Core Seminar III, students develop a statement of vocation as they reflect on how they will live ethical lives of service to others. We seek a teacher/scholar who can provide leadership to Core Seminars II and III. Terminal degree in one's field required, along with the expectation of continuing scholarship.

DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience teaching diversity awareness, service learning, community immersion and/or international studies is desirable; also, experience teaching vocational discernment and curriculum related to ethics and values.

DUTIES: Teach 12 credit hours each semester of Core Seminars. Assist with development of Core Seminar program and serve as a Core Seminar director. Advise students. Engage in service to the department, university, and the larger community. APPLICATION: Review of applications will commence November 1, 2015. Position open until filled, contingent on funding. All applications must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests that address the above minimum and desired/preferred qualifications, and contact information for 3-5 references. Applicant materials may be addressed to: Dr. John Lyden, Chair of Search Committee.

All applicants should submit their materials through our online application process.

Link: http://grandview.hrmdirect.com/employment/view.php?req=298225&jbsrc=1014

INDEED.COM

Deadline: Nov. 1

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews: Received a phone call from search committee chair around 11/19, then an email confirming. 

Campus Visit: Received phone call, offering campus visit, 48 hours after phone interview. [12/10]

Offer Made: 

Offer Accepted: Took another position, and was told that another finalist accepted an offer. [2/14]

NOTES:

  • Before I even said yes to an interview, the chair told me the salary range and asked if it was okay (40-57k, fyi). On top of that, this place actually sent the phone interview questions ahead of time! That's a first. 

Green Mountain College (VT) - Assistant Professor of Social/Environmental JusticeEdit

Green Mountain College, an innovative liberal arts college with a strong national reputation for sustainability across the curriculum, seeks to fill a full-time faculty position specializing in social/environmental justice that will serve the sociology/anthropology major, the environmental studies major, and one or more sustainability-focused graduate programs. 

The preferred candidate will have a PhD in sociology or a related field and an area of specialization in social/environmental justice. Candidates with research in community health or social movements are especially welcome. The faculty member will teach upper division/graduate courses in environmental studies and sociology and contribute to the College's innovative general education program. The College has a strong focus on project-based education and service learning; experience with these pedagogies is desirable.

To apply, please send a cover letter with a CV, sample course evaluations (as applicable), and 3 letters of reference to: Janie Evans, Director of Human Resources, Green Mountain College, One Brennan Circle, Poultney, VT 05764. Send via email to employment@greenmtn.edu. Review of applications will begin on December 21, 2015. Faculty positions commence August 2016, pending budget approval.

Link: HigherEdJobs

Deadline: Dec. 21

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews: 

Campus Visit: 

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any updates here? [2/2]

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

Keene State College invites applicants for a full-time tenure track position in Holocaust and Genocide Studies starting August 2016. Home to the nation's only undergraduate major in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, we are a dynamic and growing interdisciplinary department. For more information about our department, please see: http://www.keene.edu/catalog/programs/detail/331/ba/holocaust_and_genocide_studies

While the disciplinary specialization for the position is open, an earned doctorate in a field appropriate to genocide studies is required by the time of appointment. Candidates with area expertise in genocide studies in Latin America, Asia, Africa, the Balkans, or another region of the world with genocidal history are particularly desirable. We would especially welcome applications from candidates who also complement their area expertise with interest in women's and gender studies, peace and conflict studies, genocide prevention, or transitional justice.

Teaching load is six 4-credit courses per academic year. Courses may include an introductory course in genocide studies, comparative genocide, women and gender in genocide studies, and special topics or seminar courses in the candidate's area of expertise. As part of regular teaching responsibilities at this public liberal arts college, all faculty members are expected to teach both in the major and in the Integrative Studies Program (for more information about this program, please see: http://www.keene.edu/isp/).

The successful candidate will possess excellent teaching skills, have an active scholarly agenda, promote and share in the leadership of the Holocaust and Genocide Studies major, advise students in the major, and will mentor undergraduate research and internships on and off campus. Opportunities also exist for collaboration with the Cohen Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, a separate and supportive, co-curricular resource for the department, the College and the community.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in a field appropriate to genocide studies by August 1, 2016; evidence of teaching excellence and active research agenda.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Two years of full-time teaching experience, primarily at the undergraduate level, which can be applied towards tenure and promotion.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following separate documents when applying online: Letter of Application (identifying ways your teaching and research interests correspond with our above listed needs and interests; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching portfolio (a 1-page statement of vision for teaching undergraduate students in Holocaust and Genocide Studies, 2 sample syllabi, and recent teaching evaluations); Three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the college's discretion; for full consideration please submit all materials by Monday, October 26, 2015.

Deadline: Oct. 26

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews: 1

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

Kentucky State University (KY) - Liberal Studies Assistant Professor - CAMPUS VISIT STAGEEdit

The College of Arts and Science, the Whitney Young School of Honors and Liberal Studies, at Kentucky State University invites applications for a 9-month, tenure track, Assistant Professor for Fall 2016. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in a liberal arts field, preferably philosophy, physical, or social sciences from an accredited institution. Candidates will have a demonstrated ability to engage in texts from a variety of fields of inquiry and an interest in a seminar-style great books honors program. Preference will be given to candidates who possess an ability to teach Latin and/or have a background in the history and philosophy of science. Candidates should appreciate a diverse student population, participate in recruitment/retention activities, and advise/mentor students. 

Deadline: January 29th

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews: 

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news on this one? (3/5)
  • Request for Skype interview (4/4)
  • Skype interviews held (4/12)
  • Campus visits scheduled (5/2)

Marylhurst University (OR) - Asst. Professor - Interdisciplinary StudiesEdit

Marylhurst University is seeking a creative and visionary leader to be its next faculty member of Interdisciplinary Studies. Interdisciplinary Studies offers both Bachelors and Masters degrees.  As one of the largest undergraduate and graduate degree offerings on campus, the university is seeking an intellectual leader who can integrate offerings from multiple departments on campus, teach dynamic courses in interdisciplinary studies and maintain an active research agenda.

To apply: Submit the following items to Human Resources at resume@marylhurst.edu: cover letter, CV, teaching philosophy, and Marylhurst employment application (available on our website job opportunities page). Type Interdisciplinary Studies in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2015; the search will remain open until filled.

Chronicle Vitae

Deadline: Nov. 1 (review begins)

Rejections Received: [12/10] Their rejection tone is definitely different than other rejections - "We regret to inform you that you will not be moving forward in the selection process." [12/10] x 4

  • When did you hear? Was it from HR or the search committee? I only ask because I haven't heard anything but I wouldn't be surprised if they misspelled my last name in the email address. [12/11]  - Finally received my rejection after not hearing anything for months. [2/5] 
  •  I heard 12/10 from HR.  [1/29]

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news here? [12/1] - Someone from Marylhurst, OR looked at my Academic.edu profile last week, so there is some movement happening. [12/2]  I haven't heard anything, but I had a conversation with someone who works there, and the place seems to be a hot mess. 80% of its faculty are adjuncts, and there is no tenure. [12/4]

Mercy College (NY) - Assistant Professor, Critical Inquiry and Junior Seminar - Multiple Year TrackEdit

Mercy College is inviting applicants to apply for the position of Assistant Professor, Critical Inquiry and Junior Seminar. Responsibilities include teaching First-Year Critical Inquiry (course emphasizing critical reading, critical thinking, and information literacy competencies) and Junior Seminar (course assessing all six general education competencies including writing, oral communication, and quantitative analysis). Active service on college-wide committees and engagement with assessment efforts is also required.

Education Required or Min Education Required: A terminal degree, preferably in a Liberal Arts area. Doctorate preferred. Interdisciplinary background is a plus.

Experience and/or Skills Required: Ideal candidate has experience teaching first-year and first-generation college students of diverse backgrounds. Fluency in technology, methods of student engagement, and assessment of student learning outcomes is a must. Candidate must show an understanding and appreciation of General Education. Must be willing to teach at Manhattan, Bronx, Dobbs Ferry, Yorktown campuses or Online as needed.

Experience with innovative projects and adopting high-impact practices in live and online classes is desired. Proficiency in Blackboard and ePortfolios is preferred.

Electronic applications are required and must include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Please submit the above documentation online at https://jobs.mercy.edu

Deadline: Posted Nov 5 (open until filled)

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

Michigan State University (MI) - TT Asst. Professor - Humanities, Culture, and Writing - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Job Summary: James Madison College, a residential college of public affairs at Michigan State University, invites applications for a tenure-system position in its Humanities, Culture, and Writing (HCW) program. With an enrollment limited to 1200 students, James Madison College (JMC) provides an ideal environment for a teacher-scholar who both plans to maintain an active scholarly agenda and is primarily devoted to excellence in undergraduate teaching. The latter is the primary criterion for tenure at the college. In addition to its mission of excellence in undergraduate teaching, JMC is noted for its rigorous academic standards and attention to the analytical, writing and speaking skills of its students. JMC also has close working relationships with MSU's area studies centers and its many international teaching and research centers. The faculty currently teaching in the HCW program hold Ph.D.s in English, history, American studies, and government. They offer a variety of first year seminars that incorporate readings from the humanities and social sciences to explore topics of broad relevance to public affairs. Recent topics include: "Literature and Cultural Memory: Slavery, the Holocaust, and AIDS"; "Borderlands, Displacement, and Diasporas"; and "America in the 1930s: Responding to Crisis." The teaching load is 2-2/3-2 in a semester system, meaning that faculty alternate between a 2-2 and a 3-2 annual load. This load includes one upper-level course in one of the college's four majors: Comparative Cultures and Politics; International Relations; Political Theory and Constitutional Democracy; Social Relations and Policy. The remaining courses will be first-year seminars, which enroll a maximum of 20 students each. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Desired Qualifications: A beginning or advanced Assistant Professor with demonstrated success teaching first year writing, preferably in courses that integrate writing instruction with intellectually challenging content. The successful candidate could come from any discipline in the humanities or social sciences, as long as he or she is passionate about, and skilled in, teaching writing as a process of inquiry.

HERC

Deadline: Nov. 1 (review begins)

Rejections Received: "Not Selected For Interview" (status on jobs.msu.edu application; not sure of date)

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any news on this one?
  • Nothing here. [12/9]; still nothing here (12/15); radio silence (12/17); nada (1/7)
  • Anything now? (1/19) Nothing here (1/19)
  • They are still reviewing applications (received an overwhelming number) but there should be news in early Feb. (1/20)
  • One phone interview on 2/5, posted elsewhere. Any other news on this one? (2/15)
  • If you log into your "MSU Applicant Page" profile on their jobs website, it should now state the "status" of your application as officially not selected for an interview, if you have not already been contacted for one. (3/14)

New Jersey Institute of Technology - TT Asst. Professor - Humanities (Poetry and Literature)Edit

Assistant Professor in Humanities position available at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT). Specializations in Literature and Poetry with secondary interests in urban history and literature, video, film and film making, drama and theater, creative writing and music. Knowledge of Newark a plus. To oversee the wide array of electives and required courses in the General University Requirements in the Department of Humanities. Also to contribute to the undergraduate major degree programs in the Department. This is a tenure track position, subject to the Department Promotion and Tenure committee.

Essential Functions:

(1) Teach two courses or sections per semester until tenure is granted.

(2) Research and publish in the areas of specialization.

(3) Provide pedagogical oversight, assessment, and intellectual leadership for the GUR courses in the Department.

Additional Functions: Department and Institute-level committee work and service.

Prerequisite Qualifications:

- Ph.D. in a Humanities field.

- Minimum two years of teaching at the university level.

- Strong publication record a necessity.

Preferred Qualifications: At the university's discretion, the education and experience prerequisites may be excepted where the candidate can demonstrate an equivalent combination of education and experience specifically preparing the candidate for success in the position.

Essential Characteristics: Broad knowledge of Humanities fields and current pedagogy. Robust research agenda and substantial record of publication. Intellectual leadership.

To apply, please visit https://njit.jobs and search for posting 0603013.

Quicklink for Posting: http://njit.jobs/applicants/Central?quickFind=54673

Chronicle (posted 10/30/15)

Deadline: open until filled

Acknowledgment received:

Request for additional materials:

Rejection (no interview): 4/4

Preliminary interview scheduled:

Campus interview scheduled:

Offer made:

Offer accepted:

NOTES:

New York University (NY) - Asst. or Assoc. Professor of Humanities (spec. Urbanism) - 2 PositionsEdit

With the generous support of the Mellon Foundation, the division of the Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Science at New York University invites applications for two faculty positions in the humanities with areas of specialization in the study of urbanism, the urban environment, and cities, particularly non-Western. We aim to appoint the successful candidates at either the advanced Assistant or Associate Professor level, beginning on or after September 1, 2016, pending budgetary and administrative approval. Candidates should be prepared to teach relevant undergraduate and graduate courses within the appropriate department.

Applicants are invited from across the range of humanities disciplines. Desirable research and teaching interests include, but are not limited to: the built environment; architectural history; the humanistic study of urban design or urban ecology; and social and cultural urban processes.

Review of applications will begin July 1, 2015, and continue on a rolling basis. Finalists will be invited to campus during Fall 2015. Applications must include a curriculum vitae with the names of at least three references, a letter of application, and a writing sample (published article or book chapter). To apply, please visit: http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52494 and follow the application instructions.

Chronicle

Deadline: July 1 (review begins)

Rejections Received: Received email stating they are not pursuing my candidacy, but that my materials will remain on file (9/24).

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

New York University (NY) - Full-Time Faculty - Liberal Studies (Writing Studies)Edit

Liberal Studies at New York University invites applications for full-time faculty positions to begin September 1, 2016, pending administrative and budgetary approval.

Liberal Studies is an interdisciplinary program, and we welcome applicants from a broad range of disciplinary backgrounds. Liberal Studies offers the Bachelor of Arts in Global Liberal Studies, which has established itself among NYU’s range of premier liberal arts degrees, and an innovative, two-year global core curriculum program whose students may complete their degrees in any of NYU’s liberal arts divisions.

We seek colleagues in the following area who will, as needed, teach both advanced classes in the fields of specialization listed and courses in the global core:

  • Writing Studies, with secondary specialty in New Media Journalism

Appropriate terminal degree in English, Journalism, Media Studies, Creative Writing, Writing Studies, or Rhetoric

Minimum qualifications: a Ph.D. or other appropriate terminal degree in hand by the date of appointment; three years of college-level teaching experience; and demonstrated excellence in teaching. Publications or other evidences of outstanding scholarship and relevant professional activity are strongly preferred.

All Liberal Studies full-time faculty hold renewable term contracts, initially three years, and later potentially five years in duration. There is no limit to the number of times a contract may be renewed, contingent upon satisfactory performance. Faculty normally teach three classes per semester. Faculty also are expected to remain engaged in their fields of expertise, to advise undergraduates, and to contribute service to the program and to the University.

Applications consisting ONLY of a cover letter and a current c.v. should be submitted by November 9th, 2015. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered. Full instructions for submitting an application and additional information about these positions and about the program may be found in an extended position description at:

http://www.nyu.edu/projects/mediamosaic/1516LSJobs/

EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled

MLA JIL 10/9/15

Deadline: Nov. 9

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

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New York University (NY) - Academic Director of the Center for Applied Liberal Arts and Clinical Asst. Professor (Non-TT)Edit

The Center for Applied Liberal Arts (CALA) in the Division of Languages and Humanities at the School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) announces a full-time clinical teaching position available September 1, 2016. The person in this position will also serve as the Academic Director of the Center for Applied Liberal Arts and will work closely with the Divisional Associate Dean on strategic planning for the growth and development of CALA. This is a nine-month, non-tenured, full-time faculty position with a concurrent eleven-month administrative appointment that is renewable annually. The academic director is released from six courses per academic year to manage duties related to oversight of CALA’s MS programs and of the extensive noncredit offerings in a wide range of subject areas. These responsibilities include faculty and staff recruitment and oversight, periodic review and revision of the curriculum, management of student services and concerns, collaborating with other SPS and NYU offices, as well as attending meetings, conferences, and serving on departmental and schoolwide committees and task forces.

Qualifications: Candidates should possess an advanced degree in a related field, a record of significant, successful teaching at the graduate level, experience developing academic curricula, and experience as a professional writer.

To apply, go to: http://apply.interfolio.com/35885

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. [posted July 5 2016]

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer

Chronicle

Deadline:

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

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Northern Arizona University (AZ) - Honors Program - Opening for Lecturer PositionEdit

Northern Arizona University’s Honors Program invites applicants for a full-time lecturer for the Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 semesters, with the possibility of annual renewal contingent upon Program needs and evaluation of lecturer. Minimum requirements include M.A.; experience teaching first-year students, college composition and/or writing, and literature; demonstrated effectiveness in undergraduate teaching; and ability to teach a wide variety of innovative liberal studies courses. Preference will be given to candidates who have a Ph.D. in a non-Western discipline or subfield who demonstrate excellent writing instruction skills, effectiveness in leading and moderating class discussions, ability to teach from an interdisciplinary perspective in a seminar format, and ability to work well with the Honors community as well as with an increasingly diverse student body and faculty. Finally, preference will be given to candidates who have experience with civic engagement projects/courses.

The successful candidate will teach four sections per semester (including HON 190: Seminar in Critical Reading and Writing [multiple sections]; HON 290: Honors Topic Seminar; and HON 390 Honors Advanced Seminar—all of which are writing-intensive and interdisciplinary. Class topics will vary depending on the content specialties of the successful candidate and the needs of the Program.

Salary ranges from $36,000 to $42,000.

Application requirements include curriculum vitae, including the names of at least three references; evidence of teaching effectiveness, including one current syllabus and one complete set of student evaluations for a representative course from one semester; teaching philosophy statement; and a cover letter that explains the applicant's interest in, and qualifications for, the position, including qualifications for teaching composition/writing.

The review of applications will begin April 18, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification, and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

To apply for this position, please go to http://nau.edu/Human-Resources/Careers/Faculty-and-Administrator-Openings/.  Click on Lecturer – University Honors Program and follow the instructions.

Deadline: April 18

Rejections Received:

Additional Material Request:

Skype Interviews:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

Portland State University (OR) - Honors Program - Renewable, Full-Time InstructorEdit

Portland State’s 49-acre downtown campus is located in the heart of one of America’s most vibrant centers of culture, business and technology. We are recognized throughout the world for programs like Urban Planning, Social Work, and Environmental Studies that directly engage the community, and aim our students towards the creation of a better, more sustainable world.

The University Honors College at PSU provides liberal arts, writing-intensive, research-focused general education courses for high achieving students.

This non-tenure-track faculty position will teach core first and second year courses, junior seminars and undergraduate thesis support courses in University Honors.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D in one of the Humanities.

Expertise in the teaching and support of scholarly research writing.

Documented excellence in teaching large and small undergraduate courses in the candidate’s field of study.

Successful completion of a background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in teaching interdisciplinary courses in Humanities/Social Sciences.

Deadline: May 2nd

Rejections Received:

Additional Material Request:

Skype Interviews:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

San Diego State University (CA) - TT Assistant Professor in Global Humanities for the 21st CenturyEdit

San Diego State University’s Department of Classics and Humanities invites applications for a new tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor in Global Humanities for the 21st Century. We seek a well-rounded cultural historian with expertise across media, geography, languages and literature. The ideal candidate's research will focus on geographic regions beyond Europe and America, and could include humanities of Latin America, Africa, Asia and/or the Pacific Rim. The position calls for traditional fluency in languages, literatures, and cultural production, as well as supplementary strengths in the use of digital media, social networks, and/or collections of trans-global texts, archives, and databases.

The candidate’s research agenda should include the digital treatment, archiving, quantification, curating translating and/or interpretation of texts, broadly construed, for the purpose of recording and assessing cultural movements. We seek someone capable of providing a narrative of the history of humanities (especially non-Western) by demonstrating the interrelatedness of local and global perspectives and tastes. Areas of specialization are open as to historical period, cultural context, generic focus, or theoretical approach; teaching assignments will allow for course creation and curriculum development to reflect the integration of humanities and digital technology. The teacher/scholar we seek will excel at demonstrating new interpretive strategies to account for and appraise the explosion of the new media of humanities as a result of the digital revolution.

Qualifications include demonstrated skills in teaching undergraduates. Candidates must possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence and demonstrate promise for continuing research and publication. A Ph.D. in Humanities or related field must be in hand at time of appointment.

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

Applicants must apply via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/30163. Applicant screening will begin September 15, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled. Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.

H-NET

Deadline: Sept. 15 (review begins)

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:


Seattle University (WA) - Director, Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Program (TT Assoc. or Full Prof.)Edit

>The Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Program at Seattle University invites applications for a tenure-track Associate or Full Professor who will serve as the program Director starting September 2016. Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies (formerly Liberal Studies) faculty teach in an interdisciplinary environment with a strong commitment to social justice and community engagement. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, maintaining an active, high quality program of disciplinary and interdisciplinary scholarship, and perform university and college service.  As Director of the Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies Program, the candidate will be responsible for leadership vision and administrative service in all aspects of the Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies program. Teaching opportunities include Interdisciplinary Inquiry, Methods of Interdisciplinary Research, Senior Synthesis, and Special Topics (in candidates research area). Interdepartmental teaching is likely available in the candidates primary discipline.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record as an academic administrator, a strong research program that includes interdisciplinarity, some familiarity with the Catholic intellectual tradition and will be an advocate for interdisciplinary studies.

Required: Ph.D. in a humanities or social sciences field; at least two years administrative leadership experience in a program or department in humanities, social sciences, or interdisciplinary studies.

Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic University located on 48 acres on Seattles Capitol Hill.  More than 7,700 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools.  U.S. News and World Reports Best Colleges 2015 ranks Seattle University among the top 10 universities in the West that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.

Applicants should submit applications online at https://jobs.seattleu.edu including a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of strong teaching, writing sample of interdisciplinary scholarship and contact information for at least three references (letters will be solicited upon submission of application). Review of applications will begin November 2, 2015. Open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Kan Liang liang@seattleu.edu.

Deadline: Nov. 2 (review begins)

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

  • Sorry for posting this after the deadline. I assumed that it had been posted and was surprised to find that it had not made it up here.

University of Colorado Boulder (CO) - Social Science Instructor - Honors Program - ADDITIONAL MATERIALS REQUESTEDEdit

The Honors Program at the University of Colorado Boulder invites applications for a full-time instructor appointment in a social science discipline to begin Fall 2016.  Preference will be given to those with the ability to teach courses in Sociology, Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, or Women and Gender Studies.   Successful candidates will possess a record of superior classroom teaching in introductory and higher level classes in their discipline and a willingness to engage with Honors students through co-curricular and enrichment activities.  Qualifications: Ph.D. and two years of university teaching experience as instructor of record (as opposed to as a teaching assistant). Teaching and service responsibilities will be split between the Honors Residential Academic Program and the Honors Program in the College of Arts and Sciences, with 3-4 courses per year required in each unit.  Academic year salary range $36,000 - $48,000 (depending on level of appointment).   We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of UCB through their teaching and service and who will be committed and active members of the Honors faculty.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. and two years of university teaching experience as instructor of record (as opposed to as a teaching assistant). Special Instructions to Applicants: Review of applications will begin on February 26, 2016; applications will be accepted until the position is filled. If you have technical difficulties submitting application information, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200, extension 2 or cucareershelp@cu.edu. All other job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact for this posting.

Application Materials Instructions: To apply, please submit the materials listed below to this posting at http://www.cu.edu/cu-careers with the following naming convention “LastName_FirstName_NameofDocument”, i.e., Smith_John_CV: 1. Current curriculum vitae. 2. Letter of application. 3. Contact information for three references, who may be asked to provide letters of recommendation upon invitation.

CU Boulder Website

Deadline: Feb. 26

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

  • Any updates? [3/28]
  • Received email request for letters and sample syllabi on 3/17

University of Colorado Denver (CO) - TT Assistant Professor in Master of Humanities (MHMSS) Programs - PRELIMINARY INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Master of Humanities program, as part of the Master of Humanities and Master of Social Science (MHMSS) graduate interdisciplinary programs invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor for the position of Director of the Master of Humanities at the University of Colorado Denver. The MHMSS programs are graduate-level only, interdisciplinary programs. They are the oldest interdisciplinary programs at CU Denver. They are housed in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the Graduate school. Though discreet programs, faculty, staff, and students work closely with one another as a community of learners, scholars, and teachers. Together, the programs have two full-time faculty (program Directors), and one half-time faculty, affiliate Lecturer(s) and a full-time Program Assistant. At any given time, the programs have 80-100 graduate students at various stages in their studies. For more information on the MHMSS programs go to: http://www.ucdenver.edu/mhmss. Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at http://www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting F02893. Review of applications begins November 1, 2015, and continues until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at https://www.cu.edu/employee-services. The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must have completed a PhD in a Humanities-related discipline with documented fluency in interdisciplinarity in both teaching and research, as well as a sub-expertise in Women and Gender Studies and/or Visual Studies. They must also demonstrate excellent teaching at the graduate level, including service on thesis and project committees, and a strong record of publications.

Desired Qualifications: Applicants must have excellent communication and writing skills and be able to teach those to graduate students. They must also have excellent interpersonal skills and competence for working with administrative units in educational institutions. Preference will be given to those applicants with extensive experience in directing an interdisciplinary program and the ability to forge collaborations between CU Denver and local arts and cultural institutions.

Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com under job posting F02893.

When applying at http://www.jobsatcu.com, applicants must include:
1. A cover letter and current curriculum vitae.
2. Two published scholarly articles.
3. A detailed teaching portfolio.
4. A two-page statement highlighting your commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research.
5. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references.

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Angela Beale at angela.beale@ucdenver.edu.

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Deadline: Nov. 1

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews: Scheduled around 11/17 for early Dec. (word of mouth)

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

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University of Florida (FL) - Lecturer, IUF 1000: What is the Good Life? (Full-Time - Non-TT - Renewable)Edit

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida invites applications for the position of lecturer to teach the Humanities Common Course, IUF 1000: What is the Good Life?, to begin August 16, 2016. As part of the UF Core Curriculum, IUF 1000 is a multi-disciplinary humanities course, taught in collaboration by the faculties of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of the Arts, and the College of Design, Construction, and Planning. This is a full-time, renewable, nine-month, non-tenure accruing position. Duties include teaching two sections and up to six hundred students per semester while supervising up to ten graduate teaching assistants, and contributing to development of course content and assessment of course delivery. Minimum qualifications: experience teaching multi-disciplinary humanities core courses, and a Ph.D. in a humanities discipline in hand by the time of appointment. Preferred qualifications: experience teaching large lecture courses with comparable course content, and supervising graduate teaching assistants in such a course. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and include a full benefits package.

Applications must be submitted on-line at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/495612 and must include: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, (4) student evaluations (indicating scoring method and comparative mean scores), and (5) contact information for at least three professional/academic references. After initial review, selected applicants will be asked to submit three letters of recommendation. To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by January 29, 2016, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Interested applicants are encouraged to consult the course’s website on http://undergrad.aa.ufl.edu/hum-course.aspx. Email inquiries or nominations may be sent to Dr. Andrew Wolpert, Chair, IUF 1000 Search Committee, wolpert@ufl.edu.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institution outside of the United States must be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

Deadline: Jan. 29

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

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University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst Professor - Human Rights (multiple positions possible) - POSITION FILLEDEdit

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

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

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

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

Duties & Responsibilities: Faculty in IGS and the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research and publication or other creative work, active engagement in graduate and undergraduate teaching and advising, and service in both IGS and the department of the tenure home. The tenure home will be determined by the chosen candidate(s) in consultation with the respective unit heads, the director of IGS, and the appropriate CLA associate dean(s). The individual’s work effort will be equally shared between IGS and the tenure home; tenure and promotion decisions will involve consultation between each unit. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to participate in the interdisciplinary, comparative and theoretical dialogues that define the intellectual vitality of IGS and the Human Rights Program.

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

Program Description: The Institute for Global Studies, founded in 1998, fosters interdisciplinary faculty and graduate student research on global/transnational themes, serves as the coordinating unit for a range of campus centers focused on global issues, and houses an undergraduate Global Studies major. IGS faculty members hold joint appointments with a range of departments such as Anthropology; Geography, Environment, and Society; Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies; Sociology; and Spanish & Portuguese. IGS faculty are engaged in a wide range of interdisciplinary research projects including global urbanism, agricultural humanitarianism, education of migrant populations, and the relationship between cultural practice and sovereign power. Additional information about the Institute is available at http://igs.cla.umn.edu. IGS houses and supports the Human Rights Program. The Human Rights Program advances human rights scholarship through support for research and publications; educates the next generation of human rights scholars and professionals; and engages with serious human rights issues through timely and meaningful projects, public programs and internships. Additional information about the HRP is available at http://hrp.cla.umn.edu . The University of Minnesota has long been at the forefront of human rights scholarship and action. Faculty working in this area have established international reputations by bringing together scholarly, legal, policy and activist work on human rights around the globe.

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

  • Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2015, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

See Indeed.com for link to apply (posted 8/22/15).

Deadline: Nov. 15 (review begins)

Rejections Received: 3/3 email stating the position has been filled.

Request for Interviews:

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Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

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University of New Hampshire (NH) - Humanities, Mediterranean Basin - OFFER ACCEPTEDEdit

Tenure track assistant professorship in Humanities to begin Fall 2016. A PhD in a related Humanities discipline in hand by July 15, 2015 is required.

The Department of Classics, Humanities & Italian Studies is an interdisciplinary department, and for this position, in the Humanities Program. The committee seeks scholars whose work treats the complexities of intercultural exchange, conflict, coexistence and communication in the Mediterranean Basin between 700 and 1500 CE. Applicants should have strong interests in notions of community, identity, and cultural belonging, and will collaborate in scholarship, teaching and curriculum development with others who work in different geographical, temporal or disciplinary areas. The committee is looking for candidates who focus on literature, cultural history, visual culture, performance, or philosophy, and prefer those who work at the intersection of at least two disciplinary perspectives

Applicants must submit a CV and Cover Letter (which should address how intercultural exchange in the Mediterranean Basin and interdisciplinary study inform the candidate's research program and teaching interests) online by October 30. Applicants must also have 3-4 letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Amy Boylan, Committee Chair, Department of Classics, Humanities & Italian Studies, 316 Murkland Hall, University of New Hampshire, 15 Library Way, Durham, NH 03824. Email: amy.boylan@unh.edu.

Candidates chosen for further consideration will be notified in mid-November and asked to send a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, a sample syllabus, and a statement providing further details of their research and teaching interests.

Full description, details and instructions for submission of materials are here: https://jobs.usnh.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=169517

Deadline: Oct. 30

Rejections Received:

Additional Material Request: 11/17

Skype Interviews: 12/16-12/21

  • Request for Interviews: to be notified 12/28

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted: 3/3/16

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University of Washington Bothell (WA) - Lecturer Full-Time, Senior Lecturer Full-Time, Artist-in-Residence, or Senior Artist-in-Residence - OFFERS MADEEdit

The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington Bothell (UWB) seeks dynamic educators who can integrate teaching, research, and practice. Candidates should have experience working with interdisciplinary and portfolio-based curricula. Successful candidates will contribute to at least two of IASs undergraduate or graduate degrees, with emphasis in one or more of the following areas: 1) postcolonial literature and film; 2) transatlantic literature and culture; 3) critical diversity studies/cultural studies/comparative ethnic literatures; 4) fine arts, with strengths in conceptual art and practice. They will join a faculty that spans the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences in a curriculum that values interdisciplinarity, diversity, and community-engaged research and pedagogy. Record of teaching excellence, evidence of engagement with current scholarship, demonstrated commitment to working with diverse student and community populations, and Ph.D., M.F.A., or other terminal degree are required at time of appointment. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

IAS houses undergraduate and graduate programs, is located in the Seattle metropolitan area, and provides faculty members with access to the research and funding resources of the UW as a whole. IAS houses fourteen undergraduate majors, along with Master of Arts degrees in Cultural Studies and Policy Studies, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing and Poetics. IAS as a whole stresses links among fields and methods of inquiry. UW Bothell has one of the most diverse student populations in Washington State: 64% of our incoming students are underrepresented minorities or first generation college attendees; 35% are Pell Grant eligible; 8% are international. We value engaged scholarship and experiential learning relevant to the diverse student populations and communities we serve. Successful candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to innovative and effective pedagogy, and should be prepared to teach upper-division core courses that introduce students to interdisciplinary inquiry in a portfolio-based undergraduate curriculum.

Diversity is a core value of IAS. We understand diversity as indexing actions undertaken to address relations of power and difference historically characterized by the social exclusion, marginalization, and oppression of one group and the unearned privilege and overvaluation of another. IAS actively works to eliminate barriers and obstacles created by institutional discrimination. Successful candidates will show evidence of meaningful engagement with diversity in previous teaching, mentoring, research, and/or service, and the potential to address questions of diversity in IAS and/or their field.

When hired through a national search, Lecturers and Artists-in-Residence are eligible for renewable multi-year appointments, promotion, and sabbatical, among other benefits available to full-time UW faculty members. For more information about IAS, UW Bothell, and the position, go to http://www.uwb.edu/IAS/, or e-mail the search committee chair, Professor Colin Danby: danby@uw.edu.

Preferred deadline: 16 September 2015. Applications should include a letter addressing the candidates scholarly and pedagogical qualifications for working in IAS; CV; statement of research interests and research sample; evidence of teaching success or teaching dossier, statement about demonstrated commitment to diversity in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service. Email applications should be sent as one electronic file to </span>uwbiasfs@uw.edu. Three confidential letters of recommendation will be requested of candidates who advance in the search process.

Closes: Sept. 6, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours). Application URL: https://chroniclevitae.com/jobs/0000894144-01

Rejections Received: I only got mine because I emailed and asked about the status- four months after applying. [1/19]

Request for Interviews:

  • (10/8) received email requesting more information in lieu of a phone/skype interview

Campus Visit: November

Offer Made: December 

Offer Accepted:

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Valparaiso University (IN) - TT Assistant Professor in Christ College (Honors College) - PHONE INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

Christ College, the interdisciplinary honors college of Valparaiso University, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant level, beginning August 2016.

The college seeks candidates from across the humanities and social sciences. All Christ College faculty, in their teaching and scholarship, engage with broad issues in theology, literature, and philosophy in an interdisciplinary manner—questions at the heart of our mission. Preference will be given to candidates whose research engages one or more of the following fields: world literature, world religions, global Christianity, comparative theology, comparative ethics, classics, or world history.

Candidates must have their Ph.D. in hand by June 30, 2016, and have experience teaching both undergraduate courses and writing.

Candidates should be interested in working at a university engaged in issues in Christian higher education in the Lutheran tradition.

Closes: Nov 6, 2015 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time (GMT-4 hours). Application URL: http://www.valpo.edu/provost/faculty-postings/

MLA JIL 10/16/15

Rejections Received: 12/2 by email

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

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

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

Deadline: Sept. 14

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

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Winston-Salem State University (NC) - Department of History, Politics and Social Justice - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The Department of History, Politics, and Social Justice at Winston-Salem State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August 2016. The department seeks exceptional candidates with a strong commitment to: undergraduate teaching excellence, advising, mentoring undergraduate research, interdisciplinary teaching and research collaborations, engagement with the broader public, and service to the community. Candidates who can also contribute more broadly to the department's mission focusing on social justice are strongly desired. We welcome candidates with a background in Justice Studies, History or related fields who will work collaboratively across our undergraduate degree programs in History, Justice Studies, and Political Science. Special consideration will be given to candidates with a demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary teaching and research interests that include but are not limited to theories of justice and race; quantitative methodology; historical approaches to the study of race, crime, and public policy; and African American history, crime and the city. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. in Justice Studies, or History, or a related field by the time of appointment. They must also have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a commitment to a liberal arts education in a diverse educational environment. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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

Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, transcripts and contact information for at least three references to https://jobs.wssu.edu

Deadline: Dec. 15

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

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  • The application site both provides a place to input reference information, and has "Letter of Reference 3" as a required document (you can't submit without uploading something there).  Has anyone figured out how to deal with this? 
  • 3/6/16: Any news/updates?
  • Campus Interviews Scheduled
  • Any news, 4/9?

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Harvard University (MA) - Lecturer on History and Literature (Multiple Positions) - OFFERS ACCEPTEDEdit

The Committee on Degrees in History and Literature at Harvard University seeks Full-Time and Part-Time Lecturers beginning academic year 2016-2017. Positions in: American, Modern European, Medieval, Early Modern, Latin American, African, Middle Eastern, and South Asian history and literature. We are interested in candidates who bring interdisciplinary perspectives into their teaching and scholarship, especially those with interest in comparative or transnational approaches and the ability to teach multiple geographic areas and historical periods. Minimum Requirements: strong interdisciplinary background; doctoral degree and teaching experience; ability to design and execute interdisciplinary tutorial programs for sophomores and juniors, as well as direct senior honors theses; ability to advise students on curricular matters, to evaluate examinations, essays and senior theses, and to conduct senior oral examinations. A doctorate in a related field is required by the time the appointment begins. Lecturer positions are normally for three years, the second two years contingent upon a successful performance review in the first year. Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Application deadline is January 15, 2016.

Application URL: http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/6557

MLA JIL 11/13/15

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews: x1 (2/2)

Campus Visit:

Offer Made: x2 (half-time appointment) (4/4)  

Offer Accepted: x2

NOTES:

  • Also posted at Generalist 2016
  • Re/ the 2/2 request for interview, anyone know if they send out all interview requests on the same day? (2/3)
  • Anyone heard anything post-interview? I know they're trying to wrap things up by then end of March/Early April....
  • Had an interview early March, still waiting to hear back. (3/25)
  • Did anybody get a full-time appointment? Are they still doing that, or have they gone to part-time only this year?
  • I did (4/13)
  • Anyone know how many applications there were? I tried last year and can't get a read on this.
    • Would also like to know!

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IN) - Visiting Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities and Health StudiesEdit

The program in Medical Humanities and Health Studies in the Indiana University School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) seeks a visiting assistant professor in Medical Humanities and Health Studies to begin August 2016, with the possibility of a second year appointment. Teaching responsibilities include survey courses in medical humanities, and upper-level/graduate interdisciplinary courses for a growing undergraduate major and graduate certificate offered by the program. Some teaching and grant work is possible with the IU School of Medicine and hospitals on campus. Doctorate required by time of appointment in a health-related humanities, social science or related discipline such as ethics, history, sociology, literature, anthropology, among others, which meet program needs; interdisciplinary teaching and research experience is preferred.

  • Please send a cover letter with teaching philosophy and research experience, curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and one brief writing sample (chapter or article) by February 29, 2016 to the following website: https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/2203. Candidate interviews will begin as soon as possible after the deadline.

Deadline:

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Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

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Loyola Marymount University (CA) —Casassa Postdoctoral Fellow for Academy of Catholic Thought and ImaginationEdit

The Academy of Catholic Thought and Imagination (ACTI) of Loyola Marymount University (LMU) invites applications for a two-year, non-renewable, Postdoctoral Research Fellow beginning in fall, 2016. The Academy is a community of scholars who work in dialogue with the Catholic intellectual tradition by developing, critically examining, communicating, or otherwise engaging the rich resources of Catholic thought and imagination. Applications are welcome from scholars from any humanities or social science discipline including literature, political science, sociology, race and gender studies, economics, and any other academic discipline from the humanities or social sciences pursued in a way that engages the Catholic intellectual tradition. The Research Fellow reports to the director of ACTI and is eligible for benefits.

For more information and to apply go to http://jobs.lmu.edu/postings/24684.

Deadline:

Rejections Received:

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New York University Washington, DC (DC) - Part-time Lecturer for "Cultural Foundations I" for Fall 2016 POSITION FILLEDEdit

New York University (NYU) is seeking a local, part-time lecturer to teach a section of “Cultural Foundations I” at our study away center in Washington, DC for fall 2016.

Curriculum background: Liberal Studies' Core Program is a two-year liberal arts foundation program for freshmen and sophomore students distinguished by small classes and close faculty-student interaction. For junior and senior year, students transition to one of NYU's undergraduate degree programs to earn their bachelor's degree. The Core Program curriculum emphasizes the great works in a global context and fulfills liberal arts requirements for NYU bachelor's degrees.

All classes are global in scope and perspective, discussion-based, small (Writing classes are no more than 15 students; Cultural and Social Foundations classes have no more than 25), and taught by faculty that are experts in fields from human rights to creative writing. The mission of LIberal Studies is to pioneer an interdisciplinary undergraduate education that engages students in interrogating the global great works traditions and forging the new traditions that will shape the future.

Course description: “Cultural Foundations I” introduces the arts from their origins to the end of antiquity, as defined for these purposes by the roughly coincident dissolutions of the Gupta, Han, and Western Roman empires, focusing on how individuals and social relations are shaped in literature, the visual, plastic, and performing arts, and through music. Conceptions of the divine, the heroic, power and disenfranchisement, beauty, and love are examined within the context of the art and literature of East and South Asia, the Mediterranean world, and contiguous regions (such as Germania, Nubia, and Mesopotamia).

The Cultural Foundations sequence (CFI, CFII, and CFIII) is taken one per semester (from the fall of the first year through the fall/spring of the second year) and investigates literary, musical, visual, and performing arts from prehistory to modernity, treating the works of cultures from around the globe as texts in their own right, as contexts for each other, and as ways of understanding the civilizations in which they were produced. In these interdisciplinary courses, we pose a central two-part question: What is art, and why do people produce it? Instructors for CFI prepare the way for Cultural Foundations II by giving some attention to the modes by which cultural transmission occurred across these regions prior to the rise of Islam.

The position and course: The salary will be based on equivalent and appropriate part-time lecturer rates for the course. The lecturing role includes all preparation, delivery, and grading. Some administrative assistance is available to support the preparation of course materials. Courses are to be intellectually challenging in content, and rigorous student assessment is required.

“Cultural Foundations I” meets twice per week for 14 instructional weeks (75 minutes each session) plus a 29th session during the "final exam week" for any final test or paper. The complete Fall 2016 NYU DC calendar is online.

Lecturer requirements: All part-time lecturers are expected to have a Ph.D. or terminal degree in the area of their teaching and must be approved by the appropriate academic unit at NYU. In some instances, significant professional expertise and experience in a relevant field may be suitable.

Application procedure: Please send (1) a CV, (2) a letter of interest, and (3) some final end-of-semester student course evaluations (standardized summary sheets are preferred to individual student comment forms) to dc.academics@nyu.edu to the attention of Dr. Kerstin Sorensen (Assistant Director for Academic Affairs) and Mr. Mark Nakamoto (Academic Program Coordinator). In the letter, please highlight any relevant experience you have in teaching and/or research relevant for the course.

Deadline:

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews:

Campus Visit:

Offer Made:

Offer Accepted:

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Sewanee: University of the South (TN) - International and Global Studies - Visiting Assistant Professor of International and Global Studies - OFFER MADEEdit

The International and Global Studies Program of The University of the South invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor to begin August 2016. We seek candidates with a background in globalizing processes such as migration, diasporic community formation, social movements, postcoloniality, media and cultural production, human trafficking, and/or informal economies. World region is open, but preference will be given to those whose work is focused on the Middle East. The person hired will teach six full courses, including several electives in their area of expertise and sections of Introduction to International and Global Studies. Candidates with a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment are preferred.

Submit a cover letter, CV, sample syllabi, evidence of teaching excellence, a graduate transcript (unofficial accepted), and three letters of recommendation to https://jobs.sewanee.edu/postings/1098 by April 2, 2016 for full consideration.

Deadline:

Rejections Received:

Request for Interviews: 4/9

Campus Visit:

Offer Made: [see NOTES]

Offer Accepted:

NOTES:

any news here?

  • Nothing yet, though since they did say the 26th April was their final deadline, can we assume the position has been filled?
  • I sent an email to ask and found out that an offer has beeen made.
  • rejection email [5/5]

Stanford University (CA) - Lecturer, Structured Liberal EducationEdit

Stanford University seeks one to two full-time Lecturers for the Program in Structured Liberal Education (SLE). Founded in 1973, SLE is a residential "great books" program for freshmen; at eight credits each term, the curriculum fulfills several requirements, including Thinking Matters (THINK) and Writing and Rhetoric (PWR). Instruction includes three lectures each week, usually by Stanford faculty members; two weekly seminar meetings totaling three and a half hours; ad hoc meetings between the freshmen and assigned upperclassmen who serve as their writing tutors; a weekly film or special event; and a considerable amount of informal contact in the SLE dormitory environment. The position of Lecturer is a full-time position that involves leading the two weekly seminars (with the same group of about fifteen students in both), attending all of the lectures, commenting on up to three papers each term both in writing and in one-to-one meetings with the students, assuming some administrative tasks, and participating in a general way in the life of the program. From time to time a Lecturer may be called upon to deliver a lecture to the class. The Lecturers work closely as a team with the Director of the Program (a Stanford faculty member), with the upper-class tutors assigned to their seminars, and to some degree with the participating Stanford faculty. The syllabus is developed collaboratively by the group to offer a wide-ranging introduction to the disciplines of the humanities represented at Stanford.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. (filed no later than June 30, 2016), a strong record of humanities scholarship, and evidence of teaching excellence.

Initial appointments of lecturers will be made for a term of one year beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year, with a start date of September 1, 2016. The appointment may be renewable for up to three additional years, contingent on satisfactory performance and programmatic need. Starting salary will be at least $63,000. Supplemental stipends of $2,000 are provided to support fellows' research and scholarship. As full-time employees, SLE Lecturers are eligible to participate in the Stanford University Educated Choices benefits program. For information on Stanford benefits, see http://benefitsu.stanford.edu/.

Further information about SLE can be found at http://sle.stanford.edu. To apply for a SLE lecturer position, please do so at http://apply.interfolio.com/33026 and include the following: 1) A letter of application that addresses all aspects of your qualifications and describes your preparation for teaching in a "great books" curriculum and your experience with writing instruction. 2) A Teaching Statement that describes your teaching philosophy. 3) Student, peer, and/or other teaching evaluations. 4) Curriculum vitae. 5) Three letters of reference, with at least one reference describing the status of your dissertation progress. We will begin reviewing complete applications on April 29th. Submit all application materials by the final deadline of May 13, 2016 at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time.

Chronicle

Deadline: May 13

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Campus Visit:

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Offer Accepted:

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University of Chicago (IL) - Lecturer in the Humanities (Full-time, 1 year)Edit

The Humanities Collegiate Division at the University of Chicago is now accepting applications for a full-time one-year lecturer appointment to teach in the Humanities General Education (“Core”) sequences with a start date of September 1, 2016.

First-year general education courses in the Humanities engage students in the pleasure and challenge of humanistic works through the close reading of literary, historical, and philosophical texts. These are not survey courses; rather, they work to establish methods for appreciating and analyzing the meaning and power of exemplary texts. The class discussions and the writing assignments are based on textual analysis.

Responsibilities include teaching a maximum of six class sections per academic year. A minimum of one section per quarter will be assigned. Section assignments might be unevenly arranged across the three academic quarters and non-consecutive. Teaching assignments might span more than one course sequence.

In addition to teaching, lecturers are required to participate in the regular meetings of the teaching staff of the sequence(s) to which they are assigned.

The position requires a completed Ph.D. in a relevant humanities discipline and evidence of teaching excellence. The salary is $48,000 plus applicable University benefits.

To apply for this position you must submit your application through the University of Chicago Academic Career Opportunities website, https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu, select requisition 02959, and upload a curriculum vitae, a cover letter (no longer than 3 pages in length) that describes your academic specialty and teaching interests, teaching evaluations, proof of PhD. Short listed applicants will be contacted for their reference contact information. Preference will be given to applicants who have taught courses to undergraduates in a research university.

Deadline: April 22

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Virginia Commonwealth University (VA) - Faculty Opening, Focused Inquiry (Non-TT - renewable) - CAMPUS INTERVIEW STAGEEdit

The University College at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a full-time non-tenure-track faculty member for a one-year renewable appointment in the Department of Focused Inquiry beginning in Fall 2016. Multi-year renewable contracts are available after three years of employment, based on positive annual reviews. Faculty members teaching in the Department of Focused Inquiry participate in shared curricula, with the expectation that students across all sections of a course achieve similar learning objectives. Primary teaching responsibilities include instruction of UNIV 111, 112, and 200, which students are expected to complete in their first two years. This three-semester interdisciplinary course sequence is learner-centered and promotes integrative thinking as well as student engagement, with a particular emphasis on written and oral communication, critical thinking, collaborative learning, information fluency, and ethical reasoning.

For more details about this opening and to apply, please visit https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/48181.

Note that the online application deadline is January 29, 2016.

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Deadline: Jan. 29

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

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

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

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

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

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