University of Kansas, American Studies
Assistant professor, Latino/a Studies and/or Migration Studies
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Kansas, United States|
The University of Kansas American Studies Department invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in American Studies. We are interested in candidates whose work emphasizes Migration, with substantive expertise in Latina/o Studies. The secondary areas of specialization are open and may include: gender, the family, and migration; comparative and historical migration; diasporas; human trafficking; migration in the Americas; public policy and law; and the ethical and moral dimensions of migration. Candidates will be expected to teach core courses in American Studies and in the Latino Studies minor and to contribute to the broader university research environment, including university initiatives in migration and trafficking in the context of the global economy. That may include participation in interdisciplinary initiatives; research centers (Center for Research Methods and Data Analysis, Institute for Policy and Social Research, Hall Center for the Humanities); or in research projects with scholars in Communications Studies, Sociology, English, Spanish, Political Science, the School of Public Affairs and Administration, and the Schools of Business and Education. The position is expected to begin as early as August 18, 2015. In addition to this collaborative work, the faculty member will be expected to research, write, and publish in the field commensurate with an AAU institution; teach a combination of required and elective American Studies courses at the Undergraduate and Graduate level, including core courses in the Latino Studies minor; participate in the academic advising of undergraduate and graduate students; serve on dissertation and thesis committees; participate in the research advising of students, including serving as a dissertation/thesis committee member; and participate in professional service, including departmental, College, and/or University committees and actively contribute to the workings of the University community.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (J) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World: (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. For more information, see http://www.provost.ku.edu/strategic-plan/initiatives.
The University of Kansas is a major public Research 1 (RU/VH) and teaching institution that operates through a diverse, multi-campus system. KU's many parts are bound together by a mission to serve as a "center for learning, research, scholarship and creative endeavor" in the state of Kansas, the nation, and the world. The university fosters a multicultural environment in which the dignity and rights of individuals are respected. KU is located in Lawrence, a city of approximately 90,000, is located in the rolling hills of eastern Kansas, 35 miles west of the Kansas City metropolitan area and 20 miles east of Topeka, the state capitol. Home to Haskell Indian Nations University as well as KU, Lawrence offers endless opportunities for historical explorations, beautiful scenery, incredible arts and entertainment venues, and many popular restaurants. Kansas City International airport, The Plaza, and access to world-renowned attractions are less than an hour away. Woman and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Required Qualifications: Evaluation of the following requirements will be made through (1) descriptions of educational experiences in letter of application; (2) record of accomplishments and productivity addressed in c.v.; (3) letters of reference; and (4) congruence with areas of strength and research and teaching needs of the American Studies Department:
- A Ph.D. or ABD in American Studies (or a related field to include but not limited to History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, or Political Science) from an accredited school is expected by the start date of the appointment (08-18-2015).
- Demonstrated ability to work in interdisciplinary and collaborative environments.
- A proven record or demonstration for high potential in research and publications.
- Demonstrated ability to teach effectively at undergraduate and graduate levels.
For a complete announcement and to apply on-line, go to: https://employment.ku.edu/academic/1917BR, or go to https://employment.ku.edu, click on "Faculty, Lecturers, Academic Staff", click on "Search openings", and search by key word "MIGRATION". A complete on-line application includes the following materials: cover letter that includes research interests and teaching approach; curriculum vitae; writing sample of no more than 50 pages; course syllabi; and the names, e-mail, and contact information for three references. Initial review of applications begins November 26, 2014 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. For further information please contact Dr. Ruben Flores, American Studies Department, University of Kansas, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd., 213 Bailey Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045, (785) 864-2303, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dr. Ruben Flores, American Studies Department, University of Kansas, 1440 Jayhawk Blvd., 213 Bailey Hall, Lawrence, KS 66045, (785) 864-2303, email@example.com.
|Primary Category:||American History / Studies