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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Critical Conversations in Chicano & Latino Studies


CHICANO AND LATINO STUDIES Professor Jimmy PatiƱo and Instructor Jessica Lopez Lyman had organized a series this fall titled “Critical Conversation in Chicano & Latino Studies.” The first event will be on September 25th in Scott Hall Room 2 at 2:30pm. Click here to find out more information on all the events in this series.

Colorado College Indigenous Studies Assistant/Associate Professor


COLORADO COLLEGE is pleased to announce an opening in their Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Program for a tenure track position as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Indigenous Studies. Click here for more information and to apply.

Fall '15 Office Hourse & Syllabi


FALL ’15 INSTRUCTORS and TAS please submit a copy of your course syllabus electronically to Zac at rakke001@umn.edu by Noon, Thursday, September 10th. Please also include the time(s) and day(s) you will be holding office hours for the upcoming semester.

GLBTA Programs Office Open House


THE GLBTA PROGRAMS OFFICE invites you to their open house on Friday September 18th from 3:00-5:00pm in Appleby Hall Room 40. Come to meet the staff, see their spaces, learn about resources and eat food.

Occidental College African American Studies Associate Professor Position


OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE is pleased to announce an opening in their American Studies Department for a tenure track position as Associate Professor in African American Studies. See below for more information and to apply.


The Department of American Studies at Occidental College invites applications for a regular tenure-track position in African American studies, appointment to be made at the Associate Professor rank.  Specific areas of research and methodological approach are open, although the successful candidate will have a broad, deeply historical understanding of the African American experience and its significance.  S/he should be an emerging or established national scholar and a committed undergraduate teacher, able to energize and lead African American studies in the American Studies program and to contribute to Occidental’s broad institutional goals of “excellence and equity” and the nurture of a diverse community. The teaching load is five courses annually, ranging from introductory first-year seminars to research experiences for advanced majors.  

Occidental College is a private four-year liberal arts college in Los Angeles, California.  Its institutional mission is “to provide a gifted and diverse group of students with a total educational experience of the highest quality, one that prepares them for leadership in an increasingly complex, interdependent, and pluralistic world.”  Occidental encourages interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, the mentoring of significant undergraduate research, and pedagogical innovation, with a strong emphasis on community engagement.  Occidental is an equal opportunity employer, and women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.

Please submit: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment; (2) a statement of teaching philosophy including how you will support and enhance the College’s goal of building a strong educational environment in classrooms that are ethnically, socio-economically, and culturally diverse; (3) a statement of your scholarly/professional activity, including how students may participate in or benefit from your research; (4) three letters of recommendation, at least one attesting to teaching ability; (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (evaluations or other data if available); (6) a sample of your scholarly work; and (7) a current curriculum vitae.

All materials are due by November 2, 2015.  They should be sent as Word or PDF files to Professor John Swift, Search Committee Chair, at americanstudiessearch@oxy.edu.  Inquiries concerning the position may also be directed to Professor Swift at this address.

Luce Scholars Program


THE HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION is pleased to announce they are accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Luce Scholars Program. The program provides a significant stipend. Notification of intent deadline is September 15th and the campus application deadline is October 1st, 2015. Click here for more information and to apply.

CFP: Princeton American Studies Graduate Conference


PRINCETON UNIVERSITY’S American Studies Program is pleased to announce a call for papers for its upcoming graduate conference. The conference is titled “Life & Law in Rural America: Cows, Cars, and Criminals” and will take place on March 25th and 26th, 2016. Click here for more information and to submit a paper.