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Mellon Assistant Professor, Interdisciplinary Humanities Program

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Winston Salem, NC

Full time
R0000990


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Job Description Summary
The Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Wake Forest University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in July 2019. Wake Forest has a strong institutional commitment to faculty diversity and excellence and is particularly interested in candidates who can bring to their research and teaching critical perspectives linked to the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in higher education.

Job Description

In the last three years, Wake Forest has been awarded two major grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support public humanities and the engaged Liberal Arts, and we seek candidates whose experiences and professional training are well-suited for working with local area communities on topics possibly including race, labor, housing and gentrification, food justice, community leadership and empowerment, and poverty and health. We also welcome candidates committed to engaged scholarship and pedagogy in public humanities, digital humanities, and environmental humanities. The final candidate is expected to create a hub of collaboration across disciplines and communities and to be a key participant in our engaged humanities initiatives, including international conferences and forums.

Applicants must have a strong interdisciplinary background in one or more Humanities fields, including History, Literary Criticism, Cultural Studies, and Ethnic Studies. Possible areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, cultural anthropology, American studies, foreign area studies, social history, ecocriticism, urban studies, human geography, and comparative literature. A demonstrated commitment to community-engaged teaching, research, and publication is highly desirable, as is the ability to enrich the College curriculum with courses exploring themes and issues of class, race, gender, citizenship, human justice, the environment, nationality, and identity. All requirements for the PhD must be completed by the time of the appointment.

The teaching responsibility is nine courses over two years. As a University committed to the teacher-scholar ideal, Wake Forest expects excellent teaching at all levels, a sustained commitment to student and community engagement, and an active research agenda.

Applications must be received by November 15th. A completed application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three-page statement of teaching and research philosophy, and one scholarly writing sample. Additionally, three confidential letters of recommendation must be sent to [email protected] in advance of November 15th. Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Jos Luis Venegas, [email protected] .

Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and inclusivity, and seeks applicants with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest University is an AA/EO employer and values an inclusive and diverse learning community and campus climate.

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Time Type Requirement
Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply. In order to provide a safe learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.

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Posted: 9/21/2018
Application Due: 11/12/2018
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