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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Assistant Professor in American Studies at University of New Mexico

The Department of American Studies at the University of New Mexico invites applicants for a probationary appointment leading to a tenure decision in American Studies with expertise in Popular Culture at the level of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin August 2012. Application deadline: November 30, 2011.

We seek to appoint a candidate with wide-ranging interdisciplinary interests in popular culture. Responsibilities include: teaching in the area of specialization at the undergraduate and graduate level, graduate student mentoring, and service. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the successful applicant.
Minimum qualifications: PhD by appointment start date in American Studies, Cultural Studies, Film/Media Studies, or a related field.
Preferred qualifications include: An established record or promise of excellence in scholarly research and publication; Demonstrated capacity to work cooperatively with faculty colleagues; Demonstrated capacity to teach students from diverse educational, socio-economic, ethnic, and religious backgrounds; Interest in engaging in public intellectual work within and beyond the confines of the University; Excellence in teaching at the University level; Ability to mentor graduate students; Expertise in one or more of the following subfields: popular culture theory, film and media studies, expressive cultures, gender, popular music, digital cultures, social networking, or performance studies.
Applications can only be accepted online at https://unmjobs.unm.edu. Please see posting number 0813182 for full details. For best consideration, application materials must be received by November 30, 2011.
A completed application consists of 1) a signed letter of application, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) samples of candidate's scholarly writing, 4) sample syllabi of relevant courses and 5) a list of three references.
For questions about this position please contact Dr. Gabriel Meléndez at gabriel@unm.edu.
The University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator.