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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 dorenstein@gwu.edu [1]. Applicants can learn more about GW’s Department of American Studies at our website https://americanstudies.columbian.gwu.edu [2].
  • To apply, please complete the online faculty application at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/86490 [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?

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 hanhardt@umd.edu. 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.


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