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Assistant Professor, American Studies

Yale University
New Haven, Connecticut

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position Description

The American Studies Program at Yale University is looking to hire an assistant professor in Critical Information Studies beginning July 1, 2022. Critical information studies areas of research may include: technology, law, and race; political economy of data; digital epistemology; inequalities in access to digital networks and technologies; how the management of information has become part of the construction and surveillance of forms of national belonging and exclusion; citizenship, migrant status, ethnic and racial accounting and profiling; the biometrics of gender and sexuality; marketing platform companies and AI; and how data infrastructures are mobilized for new forms of security, policing, carceral and border control. We especially invite applications from scholars working at the intersections of critical ethnic studies, critical security studies, critical refugee studies, studies of race and racialization, and digital technology or information studies from below. The teaching expectation is normally four courses per academic year, plus service to the program.


The appointee must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent degree or have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. by June 2022. Applicants should be trained in American Studies or related disciplines and interdisciplines, and applicants trained in social sciences and social scientific methods encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit an application via They should submit a cover letter, CV, teaching statement, research statement, writing sample, and arrange to upload three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. For questions regarding this position, please email [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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