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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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New York University (NY) - Gallatin School of Individualized Study - Full Time Clinical Assistant Professor for First-Year/Writing Program - Interdisciplinary Humanities and Social Sciences (Non-TT)Edit

The Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University invites applications for a full-time clinical assistant professor to teach in our first-year writing program, beginning no later than September 1, 2017. We seek interdisciplinary scholars with an intellectual base in the humanities or social sciences who have had significant experience and success in teaching expository writing. This is an open field position.

The clinical assistant professor position is a non-tenure track but renewable full-time faculty contract line. The teaching load for this position is four courses per year in addition to leading a co-curricular or administrative project with students often related to the applicant’s area of expertise. Two of these courses will be in the first year program, at least one and sometimes both will be a theme-based writing course. The other two courses can be taught in other areas of our curriculum, including interdisciplinary seminars, advanced writing courses, graduate courses and arts workshops. In addition, the position involves serving as an adviser for 20-25 students.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in interdisciplinary teaching and in advising students in designing individualized programs of study.

Founded in 1972, NYU Gallatin is a liberal arts college of 1,500 undergraduate students and 200 Masters students that is a part of New York University. Its innovative B.A. and M.A. programs in individualized study encourage students to develop an integrated, interdisciplinary program of study that combines courses taken in the various schools of NYU with independent studies, internships, and Gallatin’s own interdisciplinary seminars, writing courses and arts workshops. The School emphasizes excellent teaching, top level faculty research, intensive student advising and mentoring, and a unique combination of program flexibility and academic rigor.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in hand by time of appointment; demonstrated excellence in teaching at the college or university level; and a strong record of research and writing. Experience in academic advising at the college or university level is also desirable.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please apply to the Interfolio online system at: https://apply.interfolio.com/36841

A complete application will include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of your teaching philosophy, a brief description of three dream courses, a writing sample of 10-20 pages, and three letters of reference.

Review of applications will begin on September 30, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

For questions, please contact Gallatin Human Resources at mailto:gallatin.hr@nyu.edu.

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Saint Mary's College of California (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - School of Liberal Arts - Justice, Community, and Leadership ProgramEdit

Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for a full time tenure track position beginning in Fall 2017 in the interdisciplinary Justice, Community and Leadership Program at the Assistant Professor level. We seek a social scientist focused on the intersections of race, class, culture, inequality, and the distribution and management of public resources for the common good. We invite applications from scholar-educators specializing in one or more of the following areas: public policy and advocacy, non-profit and community-based leadership, social entrepreneurship, social work, human rights or civil rights. The successful candidate will be well-versed in social science methods of research, with a focus in at least one of the following areas of social justice research: community-based research, participatory action research, critical race theory or counter-storytelling, feminist methodologies, critical and indigenous methodologies. Experience in any of the following areas is preferred: community based leadership, non-profit settings, community organizing, social work or establishment of non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

Consistent with Saint Mary's College's commitment to inclusive excellence, the Justice, Community and Leadership program strives to be an inclusive community that fosters respect and belonging for faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and identities. Our student body is diverse, and we seek a candidate who can engage, advocate for and support students of color, women, and underrepresented groups.

Saint Mary's College of California is a private, Catholic, comprehensive and co-educational university that engages students in rigorous critical thinking, promotes social justice, and educates the whole person for human fulfillment. Recognized among just forty exceptional institutions in Colleges That Change Lives - and the first Catholic and first California college to be included - Saint Mary's is praised for its challenging and supportive learning community.

The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

Located on a stunning 420-acre campus in the Moraga Hills outside of San Francisco, Saint Mary's currently enrolls approximately 4,000 highly diverse students. For more information about Saint Mary's mission and history, see: http://www.stmarys-ca.edu/about-smc/our-mission.

Responsibilities: All Saint Mary's faculty are invited to engage with and contribute to the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions of the College through their teaching, scholarship and service. The standard teaching load is six courses per year, including departmental offerings and contributions to January Term and Collegiate Seminar. In the department, the successful candidate will teach both lower division courses and upper division courses, including JCL 010: Introduction to Justice, Community and Leadership; JCL 120: Theory and Inquiry in Justice, Community and Leadership; JCL 130: Environmental Justice; JCL 140: The Global Community; JCL 150: Advanced Leadership Theory; JCL 196: Senior Capstone and JCL 190: Senior Capstone II (Assessment and Portfolio). The position might also involve creation of new upper division electives for the JCL program in collaboration with other program faculty.

Saint Mary's faculty are expected to maintain an active scholarly agenda and demonstrate intellectual growth and significant achievement appropriate to their field, including public presentation and peer review. All faculty also contribute service to the College and community, including academic advising, student and community outreach, and participation in the shared governance of the College through departmental and College-wide committees and the development and assessment of the College's Core Curriculum.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should hold a Ph.D. or have reached doctoral candidacy in a social science field related to Justice, Community and Leadership, with a reasonable expectation of degree completion by July 1, 2017. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and show evidence of teaching effectiveness, particularly among undergraduates. Experience teaching community engagement courses is preferred. Candidates must also be prepared to engage in scholarship and professional activity at the national (or international) level, and preference will be given to those showing promise of significant scholarly achievement. Demonstrated commitment and success working in diverse, multicultural contexts, especially in higher education settings, is also preferred.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please apply to the Interfolio online system at: http://apptrkr.com/838583

1. A complete application includes a letter of interest, explaining how your qualifications satisfy the position requirements and addressing how you are prepared to support the Mission of the College; curriculum vitae; and contact information for three references.

2. In applying for a position, candidates sign a consent form authorizing a broader inquiry.

3. For finalists, the College will contact references, in confidence, and credentials will be confirmed prior to hire.

4 .Questions should be directed to the search chair and program director Monica Fitzgerald at mailto:mdf1@stmarys-ca.edu

Deadline: Closes: Sep 30, 2016 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

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University of California Merced (CA) - Open Rank Professor - Inequality, Power and Social Justice (Multiple Positions)Edit

The University of California is creating a dynamic new university campus and campus community in Merced, California, which opened in September 2005 as the tenth campus of the University of California and the first American research university built in the 21st century. In keeping with the mission of the University to provide teaching, research and public service of the highest quality, UC Merced will be providing new educational opportunities at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels through three academic schools Engineering; Natural Sciences; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts.

The University of California, Merced is seeking four new faculty members at the ranks of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor as part of a cluster hire. These positions are part of an ongoing multi-year, multi-departmental strategic initiative across the schools of Natural Sciences; Engineering; and, Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts to build excellence in the broad area of Inequality, Power, and Social Justice (IPSJ). IPSJ is one of six strategic research pillars at UC Merced. IPSJ brings together scholars across disciplines and methodological backgrounds for whom historical and contemporary issues of inequality, power, and social justice are of central analytical focus. By incorporating a wide range of approaches, we aim to develop a richer understanding of how inequality and power are produced and reproduced as well as of their social, political, and personal consequences. We aim to develop a critical analysis of how systems of inequality and power interact with social justice and change. In this focus, we recognize and engage with our location in the Central Valley of California, a region marked by great ethnic diversity and high levels of poverty. The IPSJ pillar will provide space for cross-disciplinary discussion, as well as research and teaching, with the aim of theoretical and methodological inclusivity. We value scholarship that engages with the local, national, and international community both in the production and in the dissemination of knowledge.

We seek to hire scholars whose research fits into either or both of the following themes: 1) identity, experience, and representation ; and, 2) structural and institutional inequality . Successful candidates will compete in an interdisciplinary pool and have a record of accomplishment in one or more areas, including but not limited to: American studies, anthropology, art history, cognitive science, economics, English, ethnic studies, ethnomusicology, linguistics, history, neuroscience, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, Spanish, sociology, women’s studies, and world heritage.

Assistant professor candidates should show promise of research excellence and creativity, while candidates for associate and full professor ranks should have a record of research excellence and creativity. Applicants should also demonstrate an ability to teach and train effectively at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates with broad interests and the potential for active interdisciplinary collaboration are preferred.

Candidates may be affiliated with one or more academic units with the primary appointment being determined by the candidate’s research and teaching interests and qualifications.

In order to be considered, candidates must have a PhD in a field relevant to the topics of interest indicated above by the position start date.

When submitting your application, please be sure to specify your area(s) of specialization. You may choose more than one option.

Applications must be submitted online. Completed applications must be received no later than November 1, 2016, in order to be considered. Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter detailing research area(s) of interest, thematic fit, and listing potential home academic unit(s); 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of teaching; 5) a minimum of one writing sample; 6) a contributions to diversity statement; and, 7) a list of five references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address.

The contributions to diversity statement should describe your past experience, activities and future plans to advance diversity, equity and inclusion, in alignment with UC Merced’s mission to reflect the diversity of California and to meet the educational needs and interests of its diverse population. Some faculty candidates may not have substantial past activities. If that is the case, we recommend focusing on future plans in your statement. A more developed and substantial plan is expected for senior candidates. For additional information on what should be included on your Diversity Statement, please visit [ http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html#Are-there-any-guidelines-for-wr ].

Applicants for the Assistant Professor level should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted online. After an application is submitted, the letters of reference should be electronically uploaded by the letter writers (instructions will be provided by the application system). Letters of reference should be received no later than November 1, 2016.

Applicants for the Associate/Full Professor level should include a list of five references with their applications; letters of reference are not required at this time. Once the search committee has determined the short list of candidates, the search committee chair will request letters of recommendation at that time.

The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2017.

Salary is commensurate with education, experience, and UC academic salary scales.

The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff.

For additional information, please contact Christina Torres-Rouff at ctorres-rouff@ucmerced.edu

Applicants will be notified when the final candidate has been selected.

Job location Merced, CA

Learn More More information about this recruitment: http://www.ucmerced.edu/

LINK: https://aprecruit.ucmerced.edu/apply/JPF00389

Deadline: Nov. 1

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University of California San Diego (CA) - TT Open Rank - Interdisciplinary Initiative - Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning (Multiple Positions)Edit

UC San Diego Interdisciplinary Initiative: Exploring the Basis of Human Knowledge, Learning and Creativity Tenure-Track and Tenured

The University of California, San Diego has a long-standing commitment to interdisciplinary research. Building on this foundation, we are launching a campus-wide initiative to hire four or more tenure-track or tenured faculty conducting innovative interdisciplinary research with the broad goal of understanding human knowledge, learning and creativity. We seek candidates with research interests in: Cultural basis of human knowledge, learning and creativity. Candidates studying how culture shapes what we know and how we learn, and/or how knowledge, learning, and creativity are produced or contested within cultural communities are encouraged to apply.

For Assistant level candidates: http://apptrkr.com/872259

For Associate or Early Full Professor level candidates: http://apptrkr.com/872258

Assistant Professor candidates must have Ph.D. completed at the time of appointment and show great promise in teaching, service and research. The preferred candidate will be prepared to teach graduate and undergraduate students, demonstrate the highest standards of scholarship and professional activity, and contribute to a campus climate that supports equity, inclusion, and diversity.

Associate-level or Early Full Professor candidates must hold a Ph.D. and show evidence of an outstanding independent research program along with strong teaching ability and service commitment. The preferred candidate should have evidence of meaningful and strong contributions to diversity.

Candidates may apply to one or more of the above four areas. The initial deadline for applications is September 30, 2016, and the review of applications will continue until the positions are filled. UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

The level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules.

To apply: All candidates should submit a letter of interest that describes their background, research interests, and teaching experience, along with their curriculum vitae, up to three writing samples/publications, and a statement that summarizes their past or potential contributions to diversity (see http://facultyexcellence.ucsd.edu/c2d/index.html for further information). Application materials, along with the contact information for three individuals who can provide letters of reference, should be submitted in PDF format via UCSD's AP On-Line RECRUIT, an electronic job application system.

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see http://academicaffairs.ucsd.edu/aps/partneropp/index.html for the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program.

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Westminster College (UT) - Asst. / Assoc. Professor - Kim T. Adamson Chair in Honors & Fellowship AdvisingEdit

The Honors Program at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah invites applications for a full-time, endowed teaching position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in one of the following fields-English or World Literatures, History, or Philosophy-to work with high-achieving students in its nationally-recognized interdisciplinary Honors program. The teaching load consists of three 4-credit hour classes per year, primarily in the first-year, team-taught, interdisciplinary Honors core seminar "Welcome to Thinking," though also occasionally in other core and special topics Honors seminars. Honors faculty are also expected to mentor students outside the classroom and help support the program's many learning community initiatives during the academic year.

The other major responsibility of the Adamson chair will be to build and direct Westminster's Distinguished Fellowships Advising program, which will be housed in the institution's new Honors College but which will serve the entire campus. Finally, the chair will oversee the annual Kim T. Adamson Lecture in International Studies, which brings a prominent speaker to campus once a year. The Adamson chair will report to the dean of the new Honors College.

Westminster's Honors program has a thirty-year history of serving high-achieving students who want to challenge themselves in an alternative general education program consisting entirely of interdisciplinary, team-taught seminars that employ primary texts. The program currently enrolls 170 students, though that number is growing. Honors students come from all majors across campus, are academically successful (97% first-year retention rate the past two years), and go on to successful careers in law, medicine, higher education, and business. The program attracts some of Westminster's strongest faculty, including 6 winners of the Gore Excellence in Teaching Award, which is given to one faculty member each year at commencement.

Required Qualifications: Earned doctoral degree in English or World Literatures, History, or Philosophy, or an affiliated field, demonstrated teaching excellence, and a desire to work closely with high-achieving students in a small college, liberal arts setting. An interest in innovative approaches to teaching and willingness to work with a variety of faculty members from different disciplines in team-teaching arrangements, as well as mentoring students within the confines of a small college setting. Excellent administrative skills and an ability to build bridges with personnel and programs across campus. Excellent writing and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with and/or interest in Honors education; training and experience in innovative pedagogical practices; experience with fellowship advising; successful experience working with diverse student populations.

Appointment date: mid-August 2017

Application Instructions: For application instructions, please consult the online job board (http://jobs.westminstercollege.edu). Review of applications will begin on October 25 and continue until the position is filled. A complete application that demonstrates competencies in the above qualifications will include:

a letter of interest that addresses your specific qualifications and experience for the position
current vita
statement of teaching philosophy
sample syllabus and/or a sample assignment that demonstrates your approach to teaching/learning issues
scholarly writing sample
contact information for three professional references.

Westminster College's commitment to diversity and global learning is revealed in its core values, mission and vision statements, and learning goals. We seek candidates who can demonstrate skills, experience, and potential to facilitate the learning of all students, including those historically underrepresented in higher education (such as students of color, LGBTQIA students, students with disabilities, first-generation college students, and more). Honors is strongly committed to increasing the diversity of our students and their learning experience.

Westminster is a nationally recognized, comprehensive liberal arts college. With a broad array of graduate and undergraduate programs, Westminster is distinguished by its unique environment for learning. Westminster prepares students for success through active and engaged learning, real world experiences and its vibrant campus community. Westminster's unique location, adjacent to the Rocky Mountains and within the dynamic city of Salt Lake, further enriches the college experience. For more information visit www.westminstercollege.edu.

Westminster College is committed to a diversified workforce, equal opportunity, and nondiscrimination. To this end, Westminster prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on race or ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, disabilities, genetic information, status as a veteran, or any other category or classification protected by applicable federal, state, or city laws.

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NEW YORK UNIVERSITY (DC) - Part-Time Lecturer for "Cultural Foundations II" for Spring 2017Edit

New York University (NYU) is seeking a local, part-time lecturer to teach a section of “Cultural Foundations II” at our study away center in Washington, DC for spring 2017. 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 Programcurriculum 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 (Cultural 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: This course examines the arts produced within diverse cultural traditions across the globe from the rise of Islam at the beginning of the 7th century to the global empire building of the late 17th/early 18th century. The course explores the distinctive conventions and traditions of different media, and the development of cultural traditions from their ancient foundations to the early modern period through successive influences and assimilations, both local and external. Diverse cultural traditions are also considered in relation to one another: by direct comparison of works even in the absence of historical cultural contact; by consideration of mutual interactions, exchanges and contestations; by the assertion of cultural dominance; and by resistance to such assertions. Instructors continue to encourage students to consider modes by which cultural transmission occurred during the period studied and to make cross-cultural connections between various parts of the world, discussing different traditions through the examination of particular genres (e.g., lyric, religious, architecture). They continue to train students in the methods of close reading of both literary and visual texts and the practice of interdisciplinary modes of analysis, and they direct students as they begin to analyze works of performing art. In addition to following the development of the arts in Christendom/Europe, the course pays extended attention to at least one other culture's artistic development during this era.

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?

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 Spring 2017 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.

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2016-17Edit

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