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American Studies

Visiting Assistant Professor in U.S. Popular Culture

The American Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor in U.S. Popular Culture. Ours is among the oldest American Studies undergraduate majors in the U.S. We are a small, vibrant program with close relations with the programs of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, and Cinema Studies, and the departments of Anthropology, Art, and Music. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who will participate in the dialogue between American Studies and these other programs and departments, and who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to diversity and cohesion of the campus community.

We seek candidates with Ph.D.s in American Studies or closely related fields whose scholarship and teaching focus on U.S. popular culture with expertise in critical race, ethnic, or indigenous studies. The successful candidate will teach five courses per year, including one or more core courses in the major, and electives in their field. Applicants must have a strong record of teaching and scholarship, and must receive their Ph.D. no later than August 2018.

Please submit applications through Interfolio Include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, and statements of teaching philosophy and research interests. Applications received by November 22 will receive full consideration. Interviews will be conducted electronically in early December. For further information contact Professor Laura Saltz, Search Committee Chair, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website:

Syracuse University – Feminist Indigenous Studies position


The Department of Women’s & Gender Studies at Syracuse University invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies, appointment to begin August 2018. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in Feminist Indigenous Studies with a strong record of research and teaching in Women’s and Gender Studies consistent with a tenure-track appointment at a research university. We are especially interested in intersectional research and teaching that takes up questions of gender, race, class, sexuality, disability, sovereignty and other important differences in conversation with transnational, diasporic, and post- and decolonial feminist and indigenous scholarship. Teaching experience on topics in Women’s and Gender Studies preferred.

Interdisciplinary doctoral training strongly preferred (Ph.D. in Women’s and Gender Studies, Indigenous Studies, or other related interdisciplinary field). The Department of WGS [] is particularly interested in candidates with areas of specialization that enhance the Department’s existing strengths, and who have the potential to strengthen the Department’s ties with other departments/programs on campus, especially Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) […/requirements_NativeAmer.html]. NAIS at Syracuse University is interdisciplinary, crossing several departments on campus. Interdisciplinary doctoral training required; Women’s Studies or Interdisciplinary Ph.D. preferred.

The candidate’s work should complement the mission, goals, and strengths of the WGS Department at Syracuse University, as well as contribute to NAIS. The candidate will be expected to contribute to core curricula in WGS, as well as develop courses in their area of expertise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. WGS is distinguished by its commitment to intersectional, transnational, and interdisciplinary approaches, with an emphasis on issues of race, class, disability, sexuality, indigeneity, and ethnicity as an inherent part of our signature focus on transnational feminist analyses of gender and gender justice.

Candidates must submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, and one article-length publication or writing sample. Three letters of recommendation are required and will be requested directly from your references through our employment system when you submit your application. We will begin reviewing application materials on the 15 October.

The Women’s and Gender Studies Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to excellence by providing leadership in teaching, research or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.
Syracuse University is an AA/EOE.

Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies


Barnard College, Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Department


The Department of Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) at Barnard College, Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship to commence in Fall 2018. Applicants must have a PhD in hand by the start of the appointment. We seek an interdisciplinary scholar of gender and/or sexuality studies with a specialization in some combination of the following fields: race and ethnicity, non-Western and/or indigenous studies, cultural or social history, critical theory, media and visual culture, science and technology studies, studies of social activism. Significant teaching experience and record of publications preferred.
Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQpeople, and individuals from other underrepresented groups.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, current CV, a writing sample (journal article or dissertation chapter), a teaching statement, and three letters of reference online at Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.


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About the University

Western Washington University is a comprehensive state university, highly ranked nationally, with over 15,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school.  The campus, overlooking the San Juan Islands, is located in Bellingham, a coastal community of 83,000, 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, B.C.


About the Department

The Center for Canadian-American Studies, in consortium with its counterpart at the University of Washington, is one of just two US Department of Education National Resource Centers for the Study of Canada. We offer comprehensive interdisciplinary majors and minors for undergraduates, foster research on Canadian topics, organize seminars and symposia on current Canada-U.S. public policy issues, sponsor events highlighting Canadian culture, and conduct the nationally recognized STUDY CANADA program for K-12 educators.


About the Position

This is a 10-month 0.5 FTE position: 20 hours/week from October 16, 2017 to August 15, 2018.

As the Education and Curriculum Specialist, you will manage the daily operations of the Center for Canadian-American Studies’s K-12 outreach program.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collect, evaluate, design, and circulate curricular resources for teaching and learning about Canadian history, cultures, geography, and politics for K-12 educators locally, regionally, and nationally in the US
  • Collect, evaluate, design, and circulate curricular resources for teaching and learning about the western US/Canada border region, including environmental issues on the Salish Sea and Indigenous peoples’ experiences on both sides of the border
  • Develop and maintain an outreach strategy for regularly sharing curricular resources about Canada and the western US/Canada border region with K-12 educators
  • Collaborate with Northwest and Northwest National Resource Centers on Canada, to represent and promote K-12 curriculum and outreach programming – involves traveling to the University of Washington, other institutions of higher education in the region, and regional and national conferences
  • Develop workshops for teachers in British Columbia and Washington State about the western US/Canada border region to complement province/state-mandated curricula about Indigenous peoples
  • Manage online presence for K-12 programming, including mailing lists, website materials, and newsletter
  • Counsel and advise curriculum developers and teachers at the local, regional, and national level about methods and resources for teaching and learning about Canadian history, cultures, geography, and politics
  • Collaborate with Pacific Northwest National Resource Center on Canada staff, including Canada House staff at WWU, to report on outreach data to the US Department of Education and to assist with the Title VI grant competition
  • Collaborate with Canada House staff to prepare other grant applications to support continuation of K-12 curriculum development and outreach
  • Assist with other Canada House conferences, colloquia, visiting lectures, media, and community outreach as needed

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Environmental Education, Social Sciences, Environmental Studies, or other related fields
  • Two years of K-12 curriculum development experience
  • Experience designing workshops and trainings
  • Knowledge of Canada’s history, culture, geography, and politics
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively translate critical scholarship to K-12 curricula and lesson planning
  • Demonstrated ability to discern and develop high-quality instructional materials
  • Demonstrated excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills with diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability in creative problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a professional and productive manner
  • Highly self-driven and self-motivated

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Education, Social Sciences, Environmental Studies, or other related fields
  • Experience working in higher education
  • Knowledge of colonial histories and Indigenous peoples’ experiences in the US and Canada
  • Knowledge of the Since Time Immemorial curriculum and/or curricula designed in collaboration with First Nations in British Columbia, such as materials from the First Nations Education Steering Committee or First Nations Schools Associations, Shared Learnings teaching guides, or BC Ministry of Education resources on Aboriginal Education in British Columbia


Application Instructions

A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications.

Please include the names and contact information of three professional references.


Closing Date 

Open until filled. Application review will begin on Oct 12, 2017.

The Ethnic Studies Department at Colorado State University invites applications for one 9-month tenure track position in Native American Studies. This is an Assistant Professor position, and salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Starting date is August 16, 2018.

Qualifications and Responsibilities: Qualified applicants will have completed a doctorate degree by August 15, 2018.

Required qualifications: The applicant must demonstrate potential for excellence in research/scholarship in Native American Studies; potential for excellence in teaching Native American courses, potential for excellence in service/outreach, and strong communication skills. Service and outreach commitment to Native American communities should be established through past or current examples of mentoring, activism, and outreach.

Examples of potential candidates’ areas of expertise in Native American Studies include but are not limited to: Indigenous methodologies, Indigenous knowledge systems, land rights and tribal sovereignty, contemporary literary and visual culture, history, health, Indigenous education and leadership, tribal governments, sociopolitical and political economy, decolonial feminism, settler colonialism, and heritage language revitalization.

Preferred qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates who can teach the core ethnic studies courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels (i.e. introduction to ethnic studies, ethnic studies research methods, ethnic studies theory & history, etc). Candidates whose work is interdisciplinary, intersectional, and/or comparative are also strongly encouraged to apply. We particularly encourage applications from scholars with a doctorate in Native American Studies, or Ethnic Studies with an emphasis in Native American Studies; and, we also welcome applicants with degrees in related disciplines with a research and teaching focus germane to Native American Studies.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be expected to teach four courses per year, including graduate and undergraduate courses, mentor students, have an active research agenda, and engage in outreach/service with Native American communities.

Closing Date for Application: Full consideration will be extended to completed applications received by November 1, 2017. Review of applications will commence on that date. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To view the full position details and to complete an
application, go to:

Applications must include a cover letter stating interest, a curriculum vita, a sample of recent writing or publication, evidence of teaching/advising excellence, if available, and letters from three references. Application materials of semi-finalist candidates will be made available for review by the entire tenure-track faculty of the Ethnic Studies Department.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.