Tenure-track Assistant Professor

Austin, TX
Oct 11, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Department of American Studies - College of Liberal Arts - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Sep 25, 2017 • Close: Nov 1, 2017

The Department of American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position to begin in fall 2018.

The desired areas of specialization include intersectional approaches to Public Health and Environmental Studies, broadly conceived. With a teaching load of two courses per semester, it is expected that the successful candidate will teach at least one of the department's core survey courses each semester, including U.S. Social and Cultural History (AMS 355 and/or 356). In addition to teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, duties will include developing a strong research program, directing graduate research, demonstrating evidence of successful research productivity, and exhibiting a commitment to service to the department, college, and university.

Successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in American Studies or related field prior to appointment and a demonstrated commitment to teaching at the highest level and a clearly defined research agenda. Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. Position funding is pending budgetary approval.

Application Instructions
Please submit an up to date CV; cover letter with description of teaching and research interests; evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., course syllabi, student evaluations); writing sample (preferably no more than 25 pages); and three confidential letters of recommendation through Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/45453.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2017. If you do not have a free dossier account with Interfolio, you will be prompted to create one during the application process, assistance is available from Interfolio's Customer Support - help@interfolio.com or call (877) 997-8807.

Questions about the position should be directed to: Stephanie.Kaufman@austin.utexas.edu. Background check conducted on applicant selected.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


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