Academic Jobs Wiki

Wiki page for Academic Jobs in American Studies advertised during the 2021-2022 hiring season. This page is for jobs that begin in 2022.

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See also: Humanities and Social Sciences Postdocs 2021-2022, History 2021-22, English Literature 2021-2022, Ethnic Studies 2021-2022


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Jobs for 2022[]

George Washington University (Washington, D.C)[]

  • The Department of American Studies at George Washington University seeks applications to fill a tenure-track position in African American Studies at the rank of assistant professor beginning in Fall 2022. We welcome all areas of specialization and methodological approach, including especially the study of the environment (built and/or natural), the digital humanities, global Blackness and/or Blackness in Diaspora, queer of color critique, and political economy. Responsibilities include maintaining a robust research and publishing agenda, teaching undergraduate and graduate students in core American Studies courses and in their own areas of research, and service work in the Department.
  • Basic Qualifications: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or a related field by date of appointment, and have teaching experience and research potential/experience, as demonstrated by works in progress or scholarly publications.
  • Questions about the position should be directed to the chair of the search committee, Professor Dara Orenstein, at [1]. Applicants can learn more about GW’s Department of American Studies at our website [2].
  • To apply, please complete the online faculty application at [3] and upload a cover letter, a currentCV, and a writing sample (ideally article-length). We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials from those candidates selected for the second round of review. Only complete applications will be considered. Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Review Begins: November 15, 2021
  • (Dec 3): any news here?
  • 12/8: Email to schedule first round Zoom interviews. 12/16-17: First round interviews were held.

North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics[]

  • The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM) invites applications for full-time Instructors of American Studies and Humanities at its new campus in Morganton, North Carolina. This recruitment is for five vacancies. Positions are 10-month, The five positions are full-time, ten-month appointments in the Department of Humanities at the NCSSM-Morganton campus, with full benefits through the State of North Carolina. The positions report to the Chair of Humanities, NCSSM-Morganton, and are responsible for providing instruction in American Studies, senior-level cultural studies courses, and humanities interdisciplinary elective courses, all with an emphasis on critical reading, critical thinking, and academic writing. The expected teaching assignment for each position is three course sections per semester. The heart of NCSSM Humanities is our American Studies Program, the core experience for all juniors. American Studies doubles as the base of the NCSSM Writing Program, which emphasizes writing-as-reasoning. American Studies at NCSSM-Morganton will take advantage of the campus’s focus on data science to incorporate aspects of data analysis in the study of the American cultural fabric. As seniors, students choose from a variety of cultural studies courses, such as African Studies; Asian Studies; British Literature and Culture; Classical Myth: Epic and Tragedy; Latin American Studies; Literature and Philosophy in the Twentieth Century; Modern World Fiction; Research in the Humanities; Shakespeare Now; Southern Studies; STEM and the Stage; courses focused on Western European cultures; and various topics courses. Interdisciplinary humanities electives include Black Studies; Critical Race Theory; Digital Humanities; Ecocriticism; Film Studies; Topics in the Study of Religion; Twenty-first Century Media Studies; and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. General electives include courses in creative writing, economics, entrepreneurship, international relations, political theory, psychology, and sociology. Offerings in our Fine Arts program include studio and performance courses in the visual arts, music, and drama. Humanities Faculty are responsible for developing and teaching innovative and engaging humanities curricula, with a focus on interdisciplinary studies, in NCSSM’s residential and highly interactive online programs. Faculty should plan on playing an enthusiastic role with colleagues across all campuses of the school in ongoing conversations and collaborations about ideas, goals, pedagogical methods, and authentic assessments in NCSSM’s teaching and learning environment.
  • Master’s degree in American Studies, English, comparative literature, history, cultural studies, gender studies, digital humanities, social science, or a related field within the humanities, with a proven record of effective and inspiring teaching, preferably with advanced high school or undergraduate students. Successful candidates will be able to take on the assignment of teaching American Studies, the core Humanities experience for all NCSSM juniors.
  • Successful teaching experience of humanities-based, interdisciplinary courses, preferably with advanced high school or undergraduate students. Willingness to teach in both NCSSM’s residential and online programs, with experience in using educational technology to teach remotely; experience or interest in developing innovative curricula across disciplines; experience in teaching writing as a tool and extension of thought, a means by which students integrate and articulate what they have learned; ability to teach American Studies as well as variety of interdisciplinary humanities courses. Experience or interest in teaching Digital Humanities or in using the tools of data analysis in the study of the humanities and social sciences is a plus.
  • Please attach a cover letter, CV, and statement of teaching philosophy to the online application before submitting.

University of Maryland (College Park, MD)[]

  • The Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position focused on African American Public Humanities at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful applicant will show clear promise of a strong research record, the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and advise students, and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary and innovative research and teaching in African American studies and the public humanities.
  • We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service have prepared them to contribute to diversity and inclusion. Applicants are asked to provide a clear statement of contributions to diversity in their letter, summarizing their leadership efforts, and other past or potential contributions to diversity. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.
    • A 3-4 page letter of application (describing scholarly achievements, contributions to relevant fields, and trajectory of work as it relates to the public humanities; teaching philosophy and experience, including experience mentoring students; a statement of contributions to diversity; and major contributions to the institutions, professions, and communities in which the applicant has served)
    • A curriculum vitae
    • A writing sample (one article or book/dissertation chapter)
    • The contact information for three recommenders who will submit their references online
    • Applicants also have the option to submit additional documentation of other forms of work (including URLs) that they would like the committee to consider; these should be included as a single PDF with a representative sample.
    • Inquiries may be sent to the chair of the search committee, Christina Hanhardt, at Applications must be submitted online and for best consideration, all application materials need to be uploaded by December 5th, 2021. Ph.D. or comparable terminal degree is required.
    • Dec 17- any news?
    • Dec, 20- nope!
    • 1/3: first round interviews scheduled

Word on the Street[]