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Performance Studies 2015-2016

This page is for Performance Studies jobs beginning in Fall 2016 or Spring 2017. Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary field; as such this page will intersect with Ethnic Studies 2015-2016, Womens/Gender/Queer Studies 2015-2016, Theatre 2015-2016, Art History 2015-2016, Communication and Media Studies 2015-2016, Dance Studies 2015-16,  and Interdisciplinary Humanities and Liberal Arts 2015-2016.

Full-Time / Tenure-Track Positions[]

Arizona State University (AZ) - Honors/Open Field/Open Rank (Renewable/Non TT)[]

Barrett, the Honors College at Arizona State University invites applications for a renewable multi-year position in the core Honors faculty. Barrett Honors Faculty Fellows are non-tenure track Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, and Principal Lecturers with competitive salaries and generous benefits. ▪ The main teaching responsibility rests on a rigorous two-semester interdisciplinary seminar course, The Human Event, in which students examine diverse intellectual traditions from earliest writings to the present. Special attention is given to critical thinking and argumentative writing skills. In addition, faculty members teach upper-division seminars, and mentor honors students throughout their four years in independent studies, individual conferences, theses, and other forms of scholarly achievement. ▪ Arizona State University as an institution is committed to accessibility and excellence. Barrett attracts many of the top students in the country and provides them with an enriched academic experience that challenges them and enables them to become better citizens. The typical Barrett freshman is in the top five percent of their high school class. ▪ We seek to fill a full-time, multi-year faculty position whose primary responsibility will be to teach the first-year Human Event seminar. Successful applicants will demonstrate teaching excellence, including experience in and openness to teaching primary sources through multiple theoretical/disciplinary/methodological approaches, across different cultures and historical eras. The position begins August 2016; the nine-month salary will be based on education and experience. ▪ Qualifications: A PhD in any academic field that adds richness to our college. Candidates whose work integrates views from multiple disciplines are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching argumentative writing and leading seminar-based discussions is highly desired. We welcome applications from candidates whose teaching and scholarly activities address the diversity of our student population and seek a diverse candidate pool. ▪ Please send: (1) a letter of application detailing teaching philosophy and experience, disciplinary training and research, and how you can contribute to honors education; (2) a C.V.; (3) two letters of recommendation that address the extent and quality of your teaching; (4) a brief description of course objectives and themes you would adopt in the first semester of The Human Event (HON 171), and a schedule of readings for that course. Further information on this course can be found at Send your application materials, which should be formatted as PDF files, to: Questions about the position may be addressed to: Dr. Nilanjana Bhattacharjya, Chair, Faculty Search Committee, at

  • Application review will begin at 5:00pm on February 4, 2016.

Brown University (RI) - TT Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies[]

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies position with a focus on actor training. We seek applicants who have intellectual curiosity, a wide-ranging knowledge of dramatic literature, and a dynamic, stylistic range as a director. An MFA in Theatre and a record of professional experience are expected. Ph.D.s with similar training are welcome to apply. The successful applicant will join a vibrant department that emphasizes the intersections of scholarship and practice in a liberal arts education. Duties include teaching core acting classes as well as additional courses in specific areas of expertise, directing one main-stage production during the academic year, and requisite service responsibilities--advising students, attending departmental meetings and serving on departmental and university committees.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please submit an application including a cover letter, and three letters of recommendation via Interfolio:

  • Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015. The term of appointment would begin July 1, 2016.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (CA) - TT Assistant Professor, Ethnic and Women's Studies (Native American Studies)[]

  • The Ethnic and Women’s Studies Department in the College of Education and Integrative Studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for a tenure-track position in Native American Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall of 2016.
  • The department seeks candidates specializing in settler colonialism, sovereignty, tribal law/politics, literature, cultural production and performance, and/or environmental justice. Additional specializations, but not restricted, in the areas of, research methodologies, critical race theories, comparative social movements, labor, education, digital and social media, Queer/LGBT Studies, Gender Studies, identity formations, and multiethnic/cultural identities will be considered.
  • Minimum Qualifications: An earned doctorate in Ethnic Studies, Cultural Studies, American Studies, Native American Studies, Humanities, Social Sciences, Gender/Women’s Studies, or other related field from an accredited university by September 1, 2016; Ability to teach comparative courses and integrate multiple disciplinary cultural perspectives in Native American Studies and Ethnic & Women’s Studies.
  • Application Procedure: A completed application will consist of: a cover letter that describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests and that addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description; a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position; a completed university application form available at: (; a completed EWS form, reflecting application procedure requirements: ( a syllabus from one of the courses you have taught; a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); and three recently signed letters of reference (within the last two years).
  • The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than Friday, November 20, 2015. Early response is encouraged.

California State University, Long Beach (CA) - TT Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies[]

  • Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. PhD in humanities or social science with an emphasis in an intersectional approach to women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2016
  • PREFERRED:Interdisciplinary degree. Demonstrated command of critical race theory, histories and cultures of U.S. women of color, transnational feminism, and queer theory; Intersectional research agenda
  • DUTIES: Teach core courses including: Gender, Race, Sex and Societies; U.S. Women of Color; Feminism and Globalization; and courses in Feminist methodologies, histories, and debates.
  • The preferred method of application is online through:
  • Alternatively, applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to: Dr. Jennifer Reed, Chair, California State University, Long Beach, Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, 1250 Bellflower Boulevard, Long Beach, CA 90840-2405.
  • Review of applications to begin November 2, 2015.

Indiana University (IN) - Assistant or Associate Professor in Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies[]

  • The Department of Gender Studies at Indiana University Bloomington has received authorization for a staged cluster hire for two tenure track positions in Critical Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. The first hire will have a starting date in August 2016, and be at either the assistant or associate professor level. The second search will also be at the assistant or associate level and will take place in 2016-2017, as the College budget permits.
  • The ideal candidate will be a scholar whose work is situated at the intersections of Critical Race, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Candidates from other interdisciplinary fields whose work centrally addresses feminism, sexuality and/or gender will be considered. We are especially interested in interdisciplinary scholars whose areas of specialization include any combination of the following: critical race and queer of color critique; transnational and postcolonial feminisms; film and media; dis/ability studies; and transgender studies. We are open to various interdisciplinary methodological approaches.
  • To apply, submit materials electronically via .
  • Questions can be directed to Stephanie Sanders, Search Committee Chair, Memorial Hall East, Room 130, 1021 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405.
  • Review of applications begin November 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
  • Also posted at Ethnic Studies 2015-2016
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Kent State University (OH) - TT Assistant or Associate Position in Pan-African Studies (Theatre)[]

Black Studies: Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Position in Pan-African Studies. Kent State University's Department of Pan-African Studies invites applications for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor position beginning Fall 2016. We seek candidates who are able to teach Pan-African Theatre with a minor area in the Caribbean and Latin America and whose creative work addresses issues of race, gender, sexuality and class in relation to people and cultures of African descent. It is expected that this individual's training fulfills the needs of regional, national and community theatres and will strongly support a theatre program that is community-based and committed to examining the myriad of social justice issues faced by people of African descent, as well as similar issues faced by Native and Latino Americans. The individual is expected to maintain relationships with local black theatre institutions such as the Karamu House in Cleveland and national organizations like Black Theatre Network and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, which will enhance Kent State's relationships with the artistic community in Cleveland and surrounding areas. The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in both the School of Theatre and Dance and Pan-African Studies. An MFA or Ph.D. in Theatre or related field is required. The candidate should have a minimum of 3 three years of directing experience or equivalent and a vibrant creative scholarship record. He or she will be expected to provide teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate level.

  • Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. You can apply for this position at Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, two pieces of evidence of creative scholarship, and three letters of reference through this link. Kent State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Louisiana State University -- TT Assistant Professor in Performance Studies in the Department of Communication Studies[]

Seeking a performance scholar-practitioner with strong publication potential and whose research complements existing faculty strengths. Areas of interest might include intersections of performance and health, sexuality, gender, race, ethnicity, globalization, the environment, new media, visual culture, oral history, historiography, and/or pedagogy. Experience with performance laboratory work, performance outreach work, and/or extramural funding is desired. Position open until filled. 

Middlebury College (VT) - TT Assistant Professor in Theatre[]

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, Middlebury, VT 05753. The Department of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor with a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in Theatre for a tenure track position in an active and diverse Theatre program. The position will begin in the 2016/2017 academic year. The successful candidate will teach courses in Directing, Acting and the History of Theatre, and will contribute to diversifying Theatre's offerings in Contemporary Dramatic Literature. In addition, the successful candidate should present evidence of excellence as a director. Ongoing professional experience with artistic administration is strongly desirable given that the Theatre faculty function as artistic direc===Middlebury College (VT) - TT Assistant Professor in Theatre=== MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE, Middlebury, VT 05753. The Department of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor with a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in Theatre for a tenure track position in an active and diverse Theatre program. The position will begin in the 2016/2017 academic year. The successful candidate will teach courses in Directing, Acting and the History of Theatre, and will contribute to diversifying Theatre's offerings in Contemporary Dramatic Literature. In addition, the successful candidate should present evidence of excellence as a director. Ongoing professional experience with artistic administration is strongly desirable given that the Theatre faculty function as artistic directors and administrators of a 28-year old Off-Broadway company. Candidates should prtorovide evidence of excellent teaching and artistic accomplishment.

New School (USA: NY) - TT Assistant Professor of Culture and Media

  • Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at the New School invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Culture and Media in the department of Culture and Media to begin Fall 2016.
  • Candidates must have a demonstrated facility in an area of cultural and media studies, using ethnographic, textual, theoretical, and/or historical methodologies. Desired areas of study include: (1) race, ethnicity, transnationalism; (2) culture, environment, technology; (3) gender & sexuality.
  • Qualifications: Ph.D. in Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Comparative Literature, or any other allied discipline.
  • Interested candidates should send, via our online application system a cover letter describing experience and qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a third document containing your statement of teaching philosophy and practice relevant to this position, AND a list of 3-5 references.
  • Review of applications will begin November 30, 2015 and the position will remain open until filled. Teaching experience preferred. Link to Apply:

Northwestern University (IL) - TT Asst. or Assoc. Professor - Feminist Studies[]

  • The Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Northwestern University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position in feminist studies at the rank of assistant professor or tenured associate professor, to begin September 1, 2016.
  • We seek a scholar with teaching and research interests in African-American, black diasporic, or non-western feminisms, particularly as they intersect with analyses of gender and sexuality. The program is especially interested in scholars whose work engages feminist thought broadly defined, with emphasis on transnational feminisms; colonial, decolonial, and postcolonial thought; critical race studies; or other relevant bodies of theory.
  • We are particularly interested in applicants trained in Feminist, Women’s, and Gender Studies, African American Studies, Anthropology, or History, although we welcome applications from those trained in other fields in the humanities and qualitative social sciences that complement existing strengths among the program’s core faculty.
  • Applications and supporting documents will be accepted only by online submission via the link on our program website at Application materials should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample of no more than 25 pages or article length manuscript, and three letters of recommendation (submitted separately).
  • For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 16, 2015. Inquiries about the search may be sent to

San Diego State University (CA) - TT Assistant/Associate Professor - Global Cultural Studies (Transnational Feminism)[]

  • The Department of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University seeks a tenure-track candidate at the Assistant or Associate Professor level whose research and teaching are based in transnational feminist theory and activism. 
  • The candidate should approach their work from an interdisciplinary, intersectional, and social justice perspective. We seek to hire in the area of global cultural studies and/or media studies with a preference for a specialty in feminist queer studies. The candidate should be prepared to teach courses in Feminist Theory as well as courses within their area of specialty.
  • A candidate with a Ph.D. in Women’s Studies is strongly preferred. Ph.D. in a related field with a minimum of a graduate minor or concentration in Women’s Studies required. 

San Diego State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Art History/Visual Studies[]

The School of Art and Design at San Diego State University seeks candidates for an assistant professor tenure track position in Art History/Visual Studies. The successful candidate will teach modern and contemporary art history (for example, global studies, contemporary issues in photography, critical theory and practice of visual media, social collective art practice, the role of art and exhibitions in the contemporary world) and work with faculty to develop new courses that foster interdisciplinary, multi-media competencies for undergraduate studio and art history majors as well as for graduate students in the MFA program. Applicants must be well versed in cultural studies and be committed to interdisciplinary and collaborative approaches. The successful candidate will share administrative responsibilities in the School of Art and Design and should manifest strong qualities of professionalism and collegiality.

A Ph.D. in Art History and/or Visual Studies is required.

Strong verbal and written skills are necessary. An engagement with art practice is desirable but not required. A minimum of two years’ teaching experience is preferred. Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have full time faculty instruction responsibilities teaching undergraduate and graduate-level courses; provide critical insight and direct advanced undergraduate and graduate student research; contribute to program and School-wide curriculum development. Faculty represent the School of Art and Design at community events, participate in service-oriented activities within the university community and the community-at-large, remain active in the profession and in appropriate professional organizations. Every faculty member is expected to assume a fair share of responsibility for non-classroom activities, in order to enhance the collegiality and effectiveness of the School, College, and University, and to promote the stature of SDSU in the community.

SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Web site:

Applications: Applicants should apply via Interfolio at:

Review of applications will begin September 1st, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. should be in-hand at the start of the appointment.


Deadline: review begins Sept. 1 2015


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San Jose State University (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - Performance Studies[]

  • Department of Communication Studies
  • Specialization: Performance Studies
  • Job Opening ID: 23354
  • Rank: Assistant Professor, Tenure-track
  • The department views performance broadly as a method of analysis, an object of study, and an aesthetic practice. We seek someone who can contribute to an existing program in performance studies by teaching performance courses in one or more of the following areas: new media, pedagogy, devised performance, ethnography, oral history, political activism, personal narrative, and/or the performativity of race, class, culture, gender, sexuality, disability, and social change.
  • Ideally, a candidate will be able to teach other courses in the Communication Studies Department, such as new media, health communication, critical cultural studies, qualitative research methods, non-verbal communication, communication pedagogy, introduction to communication studies, or other areas of specialization that fit the department's curriculum. The ideal candidate will be prepared to address the needs of a student population of great diversity - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation - through course materials and teaching strategies.
  • For full consideration upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, research plans, and at least three recent, original letters of reference with contact information by October 16, 2015 at

School of the Art Institute of Chicago (IL) - Full-Time Faculty Position in Visual and Critical Studies[]

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Visual and Critical Studies seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position beginning August 2016. The department seeks an artist with a research-based practice to join a vibrant interdisciplinary group of scholars, writers, and artists with hybrid and multi-platform practices. The successful candidate will join a department committed to an active research culture and excellence in teaching, while playing an important role in the dedicated degree programs in visual and critical studies that the department offers at both the MA and BA level. Rank and salary are competitive with peer institutions and are commensurate with quality and output of production, scholarship, extent of teaching experience, and current professional standing.

PROGRAM PROFILE: The Department of Visual and Critical Studies was founded in 2000 to provide a home for the study of visual media across many different disciplines, as well as development of hybrid research practices, particularly the overlap between studio and scholarly production. One of 23 departments at the school, VCS includes five full-time faculty and 15 part-time faculty members who offer 40 courses each year to graduate and undergraduate students including 20 dedicated MA students in VCS and 50 dedicated BA students in VCS. Further information about the department can be found at

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be an active participant in the education of studio artists, curators, writers, scholars, and arts professionals at the MA, MFA, BA, and BFA levels, teaching graduate seminars and directing master's theses in Visual and Critical Studies, and teaching undergraduate lecture and seminar classes. Faculty in the department rotate among the departmental positions of Chair, Graduate Director, and Undergraduate Director, and everyone participates in curricular development and assessment.

QUALIFICATIONS: An MFA or PhD or equivalent and some teaching experience are required. Applicants should have an active creative practice and a strong national or international exhibition record, and must demonstrate a commitment to research, production, outstanding teaching, and service. The ideal candidate will contribute to the diversity of the School by bringing a perspective, way of thinking, and/or a unique set of experiences that expand the intellectual conversations and artistic practices in the field.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: By or before Tuesday, December 15, 2015, please submit application materials at You will be asked to create an account, and then complete the application that is a combination of fill-in fields and uploaded documents. SAIC will underwrite the application fees; you will not be charged to apply for the position. You are encouraged to begin the application well before the deadline. No late applications may be submitted beyond the deadline for any reason.

Deadline: Dec. 15


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Scripps College (CA) - TT Asst. Professor in American Studies (Comparative Ethnic Studies)[]

Scripps College, a women's liberal arts college with a strong interdisciplinary tradition, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in American Studies with an emphasis on Comparative Ethnic Studies to begin in the 2016-17 academic year. The teaching load is 5 courses and senior thesis advising. Participation in the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities program is expected. Candidates with interdisciplinary training and a strong theoretical foundation in issues of race and historical processes of racialization and the study of popular culture are particularly encouraged to apply. Ph.D. in American Studies or a related discipline, teaching experience, and evidence of research potential required. Preference will be given to applicants with a commitment to the Colleges goal of improving higher education for under-represented students.

Applicants should submit the following materials online at by the application deadline of September 1, 2015: letter of application; CV; three letters of recommendation; teaching portfolio (including sample syllabi and evidence of teaching experience and excellence) and a writing sample of no more than 25 pages. For matters other than the submission of material, contact Professor Warren Liu, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, at . Interviews will be conducted at the American Studies Association meeting in Toronto in October.

Scripps College is one of seven members of The Claremont Colleges Consortium located 35 miles east of Los Angeles. In a continuing effort to build a diverse academic community and to provide equal educational and employment opportunities, Scripps College actively encourages applications from women and members of historically under-represented groups.


Skidmore College (NY) - TT Assistant / Associate Professor of Gender Studies[]

  • The Gender Studies Program at Skidmore College seeks a candidate for a tenure-track position in Gender Studies beginning Fall 2016 at the assistant or associate professor level.
  • The position entails teaching core courses in Gender Studies (Introduction to Gender Studies, Feminist Theory and Methods, Senior Seminar in Gender Studies) as well as electives in Gender Studies (particularly in the area of sexuality studies and/or queer theory). In addition, faculty are expected to contribute to the College's interdisciplinary first-year seminar program and to actively engage in student advising and mentoring. The normal teaching load is 5 courses per year. 
  • Ph.D. in Gender, Women's or Sexuality Studies strongly preferred. Please include: Cover letter; Curriculum Vitae; Teaching portfolio including teaching philosophy and sample syllabi. Additionally the application system will prompt you to submit a three email addresses for letters of recommendation.

University of California - Berkeley (USA: CA) - Theatre/Performance History before 1800[]

  • Tenure track assistant professorship in Theatre or Performance History, to begin 1 Jul. 2015
  • The ideal candidate will have a strong early-career record of research and undergraduate teaching experience in the theater or performance history of any geographical region prior to 1800. We are especially interested in the histories of non-European performance traditions, but will also carefully consider European specialists
  • Candidates will be expected to teach core courses in theater history, theory, and literature for both our undergraduate and doctoral programs, train students in historical research methods, to serve on departmental committees, and maintain a productive scholarly profile. Candidates with additional facility with the theoretical core of Performance Studies would also be welcome. We are very interested in candidates whose research, teaching, or service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher education.
  • Basic qualification for this position is the completion of all degree requirements except the dissertation for a PhD or equivalent degree in theater, performance studies or a related humanities field at the time of application. Additional qualifications include a research specialization in the performance histories of any geographical location prior to 1800; evidence of a strong early‐career record of research (conference participation, publication, etc); and PhD or equivalent degree in hand by start date. Preferred qualifications include some undergraduate teaching experience in the candidate’s field of specialization; the ability to conceptualize the candidate’s area of specialization in a global context; facility with the theoretical core of Performance Studies.
  • All applications should include a cover letter, CV, statement on teaching, writing sample, and the names and contact information for three referees (letters of reference will only be solicited for finalists). Please do not include additional materials. Materials should be uploaded to our website
  • Deadline: 18 Oct. 2015.
  • Also posted at Non-Geographic/Methodologically Oriented History 2015-16 and Theatre 2015-2016

University of California, Santa Cruz (CA) - TT Asst. Professor - History of Art and Visual Culture: History of Digital Media[]

The History of Art and Visual Culture Department (, at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in the History of Digital Media. We seek a teacher and scholar with expertise in the history and theory of one or more of the following areas: Internet culture, video games, digital imaging and design, social media, and related applications. Priority will be placed on hiring an interdisciplinary scholar who attends to the visual culture of digital media and analytically examines the social and historical contexts of its emergence. We welcome applications from scholars who specialize in any national or geographic area. Applicants must be capable of teaching a wide range of courses (large lecture to seminar) at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The department faculty support the investigation of art and visual culture from a variety of theoretical perspectives in the cultures of Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Pacific Islands. The campus seeks candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and service. The position comes with a competitive salary and generous start-up package to fund equipment and research expenses.

The History of Art and Visual Culture Department is in the Division of the Arts, which also includes Departments of Art, Film and Digital Media, Music, Theater Arts, and the M.F.A. Program in Digital Arts & New Media. There are opportunities for scholarly and teaching connections in these areas, as well as with colleagues and programs in the Humanities and Social Sciences divisions and the Baskin School of Engineering. The campus operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year, and the successful candidate will be expected to teach five 5-unit courses per year, or their equivalent, in accordance with the department workload policy. All members of the department are expected to advise and mentor students, actively engage in research, and undertake administrative service for the department, affiliated college, and university. The ability to contribute significantly to graduate education and the mentoring of graduate students is highly desirable.

We have a strong undergraduate major and a young, dynamic Visual Studies Ph.D. program. Under the Dean’s leadership, our division is enjoying faculty growth, significant fundraising successes, new research centers, and is planning for a new Institute of the Arts and Sciences. The Arts Division supports faculty research through the Arts Research Institute and the Arts Dean's Fund for Excellence; the campus supports research and teaching with grants awarded by the Committee on Research, the Committee on Teaching, and other groups.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in art history, communications, media studies, visual studies, or a related discipline. (Ph.D. expected to be conferred by June 30, 2016).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated potential as a researcher/scholar; commitment to and talent for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate levels; record of administrative service; and University teaching experience.

More information about this recruitment:


Deadline: November 30th, 2015


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University of Minnesota (MN) - TT Asst Professor - Human Rights (incl. Gender/Sexuality; multiple positions possible)[]

  • The Institute for Global Studies (IGS) in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for one or more full-time, tenure-track faculty positions in the broad field of human rights.
  • Appointments will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy. These will be joint appointments between the Institute for Global Studies and the appropriate disciplinary unit in the College of Liberal Arts. Appointments will begin fall semester 2016 (August 29, 2016).
  • Successful candidates will evidence a pronounced interdisciplinary stance in their scholarship. We encourage applications from scholars whose work addresses the theory and history of human rights, and we also invite applications from candidates with research interests in one or more of the following areas of human rights scholarship: economic/social/cultural rights; intersectionality (e.g., race, gender, indigeneity, sexuality); migration; rights and political theory; laws and institutions/transitional justice; the role of non-state actors; war/atrocities/mass violence; conflict resolution; humanitarian aid; social movements; health/ environment; culture/film/literature/art/representation.
  • Geographic focus is open but we especially welcome applications from candidates whose work addresses human rights in Africa, the Middle East, East or Southeast Asia, or indigenous nations.
  • Required qualifications: Ph.D. or terminal degree in the appropriate field is required by the start of the appointment.
  • To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach a letter of intent and curriculum vitae. Additional documents must be attached by accessing your “My Activities” page. The following materials must be attached to your online application: 1) letter of intent, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) one article length writing sample or the equivalent. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three letters of evaluation sent to . Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
  • Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2015, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Wesleyan University (CT) - TT Asst. Professor - Department of Sociology, Open Area (2 Positions)[]

  • Wesleyan University’s Department of Sociology invites applications for two tenure-track assistant professorships beginning Fall, 2016. Areas include, but are not limited to, food; education; transnational migration and diaspora; and the politics of knowledge production.
  • In addition to Introductory Sociology, ability to teach Sociological Theory and/or Sociological Analysis is a plus. The department encourages applicants with critical and interdisciplinary approaches to social inquiry.
  • The teaching load is 2/2. 
  • Full info is here:
  • Applications completed by September 14, 2015 will receive full consideration.

City University of New York, Bronx Community College - Instructor or Assistant Professor, Communication Arts & Sciences (Tenure-Track)[]

Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. Teach the Fundamentals of Interpersonal Communication course and one or more of the following courses: Introduction to Film, Introduction to Mass Communication, or Public Speaking.

Full time tenure track Generalist. Experience teaching at least one of these additional courses a plus:  Oral Interpretation, Small Group Communication, World Cinema, African American and Puerto Rican Rhetoric, or Introduction to Visual Storytelling

Master's degree in area(s) of expertise, and active progress toward a Doctorate in area(s) of expertise.  Persons appointed in the instructor title are only eligible for five (5) annual consecutive appointments.  Appointments to a professorial title subsequent to service as an instructor will only be considered if the candidate has obtained the qualifications for professorial ranks as stated above. 
Assistant Professor:
Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent.  Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Communication, Film or Media Studies required for Assistant Professor title and progress toward Doctorate in these areas for Instructor title.  Minimum of 3 years full time college teaching experience.  Experience in instructional technology.  Grant writing a plus.  Flexible for evening and weekend work.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. Instructor:  $39,399 - $65,267
Assistant Professor:  $42,873 - $74,133
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: "Employment", "Search for job listings", Job ID #14539.  Please attach resume of no more than five pages, cover letter and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references.  Please do not include any other documentation. If you have applied to JOB ID# 13639, you must reapply to the above JOB ID# to be considered.
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Davidson College (NC) - Visiting Assistant Professorship in Gender and Sexuality Studies (2 yr. appt.)[]

  • Davidson College seeks to hire a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor specializing in Queer Studies to teach in its Gender and Sexuality Studies program (field/discipline open). Appointment begins August 1, 2016.
  • The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including: three upper-level courses examining scholarly questions in queer and sexuality studies particular to the candidate's home field or discipline; one introductory course for the GSS major (such as Introduction to Gender and Sexuality Studies or Feminist and Queer Theories); as well as one first-year writing course designed around issues of interest both to practitioners in the candidate's own field and to wider reader.
  • Submit a letter of application, a CV, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample at
  • Review of applications begins February 19, 2016 and continues until a pool of qualified candidates has been identified.

Harvard University (MA) - Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2016-17 in Women's Studies in Religion Program[]

  • Harvard Divinity School announces five full-time positions as Research Associate and Visiting Faculty for 2016-17 in its Women's Studies in Religion Program. Proposals for book-length research projects utilizing both religion and gender as central categories of analysis are welcomed. Salary for 2016-17 will be $60,000.
  • Completed applications are due online by October 15, 2015. Applicants must have received their PhD by October 1, 2015. Please see our website ( for more information.