University of Virginia, English & American Studies
American Studies Program joint appointment - Tenure-track assistant professor of American Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
The University of Virginia’s American Studies Program invites applications for a jointly appointed tenure-track assistant professor of American Studies who studies ethnic communities in the United States. The position will be 50% in American Studies and 50% in a department; we especially seek scholars who are engaged with the disciplines of Anthropology, Sociology, or History. The successful candidate should be able to teach theory and methods courses in American Studies as well as in the department with which they hold a joint appointment, and will have an active research profile which might utilize ethnography or oral history. In addition to candidates who are studying particular ethnic communities, we are also interested in those who work on comparative ethnic and racial formations and/or diasporic and transnational cultures. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. Anticipated start date is August 25, 2014. For appointment at the assistant professor level, applicants must hold a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. Candidates with ABD status may be considered for the position, with the title of acting assistant professor.
Candidates must apply through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu). Search on posting number 0612836 and electronically attach a cover letter describing research and teaching interests and experience, a curriculum vitae, and a dissertation chapter or published article. Applicants should also submit the names of three references and ask them to send letters directly to: AmericanStudies1@virginia.edu
Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2013; however, the position will remain open until filled. We plan to hold preliminary interviews in November, by Skype or phone. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to June Webb at AmericanStudies.virginia.edu, (434.924.6608).
The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.
The University of Virginia welcomes applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities; we seek to build a culturally diverse environment and are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action in accordance with state and federal laws.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies