Assistant Professor - Public Humanities
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Virginia, United States|
Assistant Professor, Public Humanities
The Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor in Public Humanities to participate in the Master’s Program in Material Culture and Public Humanities and the undergraduate curriculum in Religion and Culture beginning fall 2015. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in a humanities or social sciences field closely related to Public Humanities (e.g. in interdisciplinary programs such as American studies, ethnic studies, and cultural studies, or in disciplines such as folklore, anthropology, sociology, or history) or evidence of completion by August 2015.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to a program of research and publication and an interest in community-engaged research and teaching. We seek a scholar with a record of successful teaching and the ability to teach departmental graduate courses, including “Material Culture and Humanities in the Public Sphere” or “Topics in Public Humanities,” and departmental undergraduate courses in Humanities, Appalachian Studies, or Religion and Culture. Normal teaching load is two courses per semester. The MA in Material Culture and Public Humanities is a cross-disciplinary program that prepares graduates to interpret material culture and engage communities with humanities issues within informed historical and cultural frameworks, so that they are prepared for a wide range of careers in community and cultural organizations. We seek candidates with an interest in helping to place students in relevant practicum positions. We invite applications that demonstrate expertise in any one of a broad array of public humanities interests including, for example, musical and other performance traditions, histories of art, theories and histories of the “public” and public space, public culture, or folklore and technology. Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a scholarly engagement with material culture and expertise in regional studies such as Appalachian Studies.
Virginia Tech, an Equal Opportunity Employment/Affirmative Action institution, is committed to attracting and supporting a faculty of women and men who fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the United States. We seek an individual with a record of competence and sensitivity in working with students and community members who are diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, socioeconomic class, and geographic origins as well as a record of scholarly and pedagogical engagement with issues related to diversity along these lines.
Please submit a cover letter specifically addressing required experience and preferred qualifications, C.V., a writing sample (such as a single chapter or article), graduate transcripts, and a list of references online at http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/52448. Three letters of recommendation must be submitted, either via email to Ms. Karen Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Public Humanities Search” or to the following address by mail: Public Humanities Search, Karen Moore, Office Manager, Department of Religion and Culture (0227), 112 Lane Hall, 280 Alumni Mall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Review of applications will begin November 14, 2014. Applicants are strongly advised to submit their materials by that date in order to receive full consideration. Candidates who are invited to participate in an interview will be asked to provide a one-page sample syllabus for an existing undergraduate course in the department and for one of the MA program’s two core graduate humanities courses.
Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-8771 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.
Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Emily Satterwhite, Search Committee Chair, email@example.com. Please visit http://www.rc.vt.edu/ for more information about the department and http://www.mcph.sova.vt.edu/employment/ for more information about the position and the program.
|Secondary Categories:||Cultural History / Studies