The American Ethnic Studies Program at Kansas State University invites applications for a tenure-track
Assistant Professor. Candidates must have a record or clear promise of;
• research publication in Asian-American, Latino/a, OR American-Indian studies;
• strong teaching; and,
• demonstrated commitment to departmental and institutional service and diverse student populations.
• Regardless of research field, the successful candidate will have a clear and demonstrated understanding
of how race and ethnicity in the U.S. context intersect with important elements of inequality and
The person hired will play a key role in developing the new major in American Ethnic Studies. Teaching load is
3/2, including Introductory American Ethnic Studies surveys, upper-level American Ethnic Studies courses, and
upper-level courses in area of specialty. Completed PhD in related field by time of appointment.
Review of applications begins December 20, 2012. Send letter, CV, one sample of article-length scholarly
writing, three letters of recommendation, and evidence of teaching effectiveness to Kimberly Garver,
firstname.lastname@example.org , Kansas State University, American Ethnic Studies Program, 3 Leasure Hall, Manhattan,
KS 66506. Electronic submissions are encouraged.
Created as a secondary major over twenty years ago, American Ethnic Studies is a now an academic major with
strong support from the College Administration. This position is one of two hires for 2013, with a third new
position anticipated the following year. By the end of Spring 2015, the program will have four tenure-track
faculty and begin the transition to the status of a department.
Currently, one tenure track faculty (focusing in African American Studies), one interim director, and three
instructors comprise the core faculty. The program has 19 undergraduate majors and 79 minors. In addition, the
program is supported by 27 affiliated faculty from around the university and advised by an 11-person
governance board. The program’s core areas of scholarship inquiry may be found on the web site:
University and College Information
Kansas State is a land-grant university of 23,800 students that is recognized by the Princeton Review as one of
America's best colleges and listed in U.S. News & World Report as among the top 75 public universities in the
U.S. The university is aggressively implementing a plan to be nationally recognized as a top 50 public research
university by 2025.
The programs in the College of Arts and Sciences (http://www.k-state.edu/artsci/ ) are central to K-State’s
historic and present missions. The College contains 27 departments and programs and offers a number of
special programs and secondary majors. With more than 7,000 students, it attracts the largest enrollment of any
K-State college. It also offers approximately 85 percent of all freshman courses and 65 percent of all credits
Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.
KSU encourages diversity among its employees. A background check is required.