Job and Research Opportunities
University of Maryland-Baltimore County: American Studies
Deadline: Nov 16, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST
Description: The Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a position in public humanities at the rank of Assistant Professor to start in the 2019-2020 academic year. We are seeking a dynamic, engaged scholar who is committed to interdisciplinary approaches, creative research and pedagogy, and program building.
Qualifications: Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D. in American Studies or a closely related field. Successful candidates should have promising publishing agendas, experience in the classroom, and Ph.D. in hand by August 2019. We encourage applications from candidates with experience in public humanities and with research specialization in some combination of the following fields: race, critical ethnic studies, indigenous studies, ethnography, or social justice. The successful candidate will teach core American studies courses, such as our methods and research seminars. We seek a candidate who will contribute to our growing department and augment its existing strengths in analyzing place, community, and identity from a local and transnational perspective. We invite candidates who have a strong commitment to equity in higher education and to supporting a diverse population of students. The teaching load is 2/3, and every junior faculty member is entitled to two course releases in support of research, usually following contract renewal.
The Department of American Studies is one of the oldest interdisciplinary departments at UMBC and has served as a vital incubator for several other interdisciplinary programs and departments across campus. We focus on original and engaged student research and offer an undergraduate bachelor of arts as well as minors in American studies, Asian American studies, and an emphasis in public humanities.