Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in American Studies advertised during the 2020-2021 hiring season.

Last year's page: American Studies 2019-2020

Next year's page: American Studies 2021-2022

See also Critical TheoryEthnic Studies, and Philosophy.


Please add jobs in the following format and order them alphabetically by institution.

  1. Example University (State/Province, Country). Position Title. Specializations. Deadline. TT/NT. FT/PT. Link to Job ad(s). Updates: 

TT/NT: Tenure-track or Non-tenure track.

FT/PT: Full-Time or Part-Time

For the sake of user-friendliness, please do not add more detailed content of the job ad on this page. (This is a departure from previous years, when these pages tended to become difficult to navigate. The new guidelines are modeled on more user-friendly Academic Wiki pages serving other disciplines.)

Add updates to the end of each entry as they come in: Additional materials requested, video interview scheduled, campus visit scheduled, offer extended, offer accepted, rejection received.

Please post "Have you heard?" questions above, under Word on the Street.

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See also Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2020-2021 .

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Jobs with 2020 Application Deadlines[]

Dickinson College (Carlisle, PA)

Assistant Professor of American Studies (Latinx Studies), FT/TT

Applied: 3X

12/28 Notification of video interview: 3X

01/04–Video Interview: 2X

01/12 & 01/13: Finalists contacted for job talks

University of Connecticut- Assistant Professor, Catalyzing Anti-Racist and Decolonial Futures cluster hire. 4 positions: English; Languages, Literatures, and Cultures; Philosophy; Political Science. TT. Deadline: December 15, 2020.


3/3: Campus visits for all 4 visits held between 2/8 and 2/19. Has anyone heard any updates after campus visits?

University of Nottingham (UK:Notts)

Teaching Associate in American & Canadian Studies. Generalist. Deadline: 7 August 2020. NTT. FT. Job ad on


University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA)

Assistant Professor of American Studies (Race and Carcereal Studies) FT/TT

Applied: 1X

Any updates? (12/18)

Request for references and additional materials. If moved forward Zoom interviews will take place mid-January (12/18)

Any updates? (1/27)

Does anyone know whether campus invites were sent out? (2/1)

Campus invites have been sent out (2/6)

University of St. Gallen (Switzerland)

Open-Rank, Assistant (TT) or Associate Professor (Tenured) of American Studies

Applied: 1x

12/19: Rejection email; did not make longlist

Harvard University

Charles Warren Center Global American Studies Post-Doc.

  • Anyone hear anything? If not anyone have info on decision timeline?

Jobs with 2021 Application Deadlines[]

Boston University (USA: MA) Visiting Assistant Professor. African American Cinema. Extended Deadline: 11 April 2021.

Kalamazoo College and Kalamazoo Institute of Art - Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow. Application deadline 23 March 2021. For more details, visit

Centre College (USA: KY) Post-Doctoral Fellowship (specialization in one of the following areas: Indigenous traditions of Africa, the Americas, or Oceania; Caribbean or Afro-Caribbean traditions; or religions of East Asia, After the second year, there will be a possibility of renewal for one additional year and/or an invitation to apply for an anticipated tenure-track position in the program). Deadline: 10 February 2021. Job Ad on Interfolio

San Jose State University (CA, USA). Ethnic Studies. Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches, preferably with specialization in one to two of the following: (a) Oceania/Pacific Studies, (b) Critical Mixed Race Studies, and (c) Social Movements. Deadline: Feb. 1, 2021. (TT/FT).

1/29: Received automated request for letters.

Word on the Street[]