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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

University of Minnesota American Studies Tenure-track Position in American Popular Culture

The Department of American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the area of American popular culture to begin fall semester 2014 (25 August 2014).

Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year (late-August to late-May). Appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, consistent with collegiate and University policy. Salary is competitive.
The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise on the historical trajectories of American popular culture and mass media in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. 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.
Ph.D. in American Studies, or any related field such as Cultural Studies, History, the Humanities, Media, and the Social Sciences, is required by the start date of the appointment, as well as evidence of potential for excellence in teaching and productive, innovative scholarship. Preference will be given to candidates with a minimum of one year of college or university teaching experience.
Candidates will be evaluated according to a) overall quality of their academic preparation and scholarly work, b) relevance of their scholarly research to the department's academic priorities and fields of inquiry, c) evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, and d) strength of recommendations.
Faculty in the Department of American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active research program that includes publication, teach courses in area(s) of specialty as well as core American Studies curriculum, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and participate in departmental, collegiate and University service.
For information on faculty workload principles and guidelines in the College of Liberal Arts, visit: http://www.cla.umn.edu/admin/curriculum/Workload.html.
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, transnational migration, and political economy. For further information, please visit the department website: http://americanstudies.umn.edu .
Established in 1868 the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. 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.
Please apply online via the University of Minnesota's Employment System, at https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=113690
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.
Candidates must submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a sample of scholarly work of no more than 40 pages through the University online system.
In addition to the materials submitted with the online application, three (3) confidential letters of recommendation must be submitted to amstdy@umn.edu, preferably through Interfolio. Please ask letter writers to include your last name in the subject line of the email.
No other materials will be accepted at this time. We will be unable to return application materials to a candidate.
Additional materials may be requested at a later date.
Priority will be given to complete applications received by 27 September 2013. The position will remain open until filled