The Department of American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, nine-month, faculty position in American Studies for academic year 2013/14 (08/26/2013 to 05/25/2014). This is a contract (term) faculty position at the rank of assistant professor for academic year 2013/14 only.
Ph.D. in American Studies, or any related field such as history, the humanities, media, cultural studies, and the social sciences, is required by the start date of the appointment. The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise on the historical trajectory of American popular culture and mass media in the twentieth century. We are particularly interested in scholarship that engages with issues of race, class, disability, gender and sexuality in the United States and that can place this work within transnational, indigenous, and/or global contexts.
Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of two years of college or University teaching experience.
The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program that includes publication, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in area(s) of specialty as well as core American Studies curriculum, participate in the advising of undergraduate and graduate students, and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the department, college and profession.
The teaching load for this position is five semester courses over the nine-month academic year (3/2). Advising and service responsibilities will be assigned taking into account the appointee's specific qualifications and experience.
The Department of American Studies at the University of Minnesota is one of the oldest and most highly regarded Ph.D.-granting American Studies programs in the nation. The department comprises a diverse faculty of scholars who use many approaches to the study of the United States within a global context and work in a variety of fields, including popular culture, comparative racial formation, feminist studies, sexuality studies, and transnational migration. For further information, please visit the department website: http://americanstudies.umn.edu.
The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education. Please visit the College of Liberal Arts website for further information: http://cla.umn.edu.
The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click on "APPLY FOR THIS POSTING" and follow the instructions. You will have an opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach required materials. Materials that must be submitted online are: a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and a sample of scholarly work.
In addition to the materials submitted online, candidates must have three letters of reference sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org Please ask letter writers to include the subject line: Popular Culture Search.
Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
Priority will be given to complete applications received by June 17, 2013. The position will remain open until filled.
Please apply online via the University of Minnesota's Employment System, at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=111735