The Department of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applicants for the position of tenure-track assistant professor in Asian-American history with a comparative approach, to begin in September 1, 2014. We are interested in candidates who approach Asian-American Studies as constituent of American Studies, with attention to questions of immigration/migration and transnational flow of culture. Ability to teach interdisciplinary courses in the following areas is desirable: nineteenth century social or cultural history, performance studies, film and media.
Expected to teach in American Studies undergraduate and graduate (master’s) programs, university-wide General Education program, and large lecture classes, the candidate should also be prepared to make contributions to inter- and trans-disciplinary programs on campus. Teaching, advising, and mentoring experience in urban public institutions with diverse student bodies is desirable.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in American Studies, History, or a related field and will show promise of becoming a productive scholar with a regular schedule of publications. UMass Boston expects all scholars to explore available external funding to support active research agendas.
Applicants should apply online with cover letter, description of research and teaching interests, curriculum vita, and sample publications/chapters. Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2013. For inquiries, contact email@example.com. Members of the department will be available for informational meetings at the American Studies Association annual meeting in Washington, DC; please contact Professor Rachel Rubin, Chair of American Studies, to arrange a meeting.
UMass Boston is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Title IX employer.