Assistant Professor (American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin)

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 2015. The desired areas of specialization include Digital Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Literature, Music, and/or Queer Studies. Duties include research, graduate and undergraduate teaching, and service to the department, college and university. It is expected that the successful candidate will teach at least one of the departments core lecture courses each year. In addition to a commitment to teaching at the highest level and a clearly defined research agenda, the successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in American Studies or related field prior to appointment.

Please submit a 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 letters of recommendation directly from signers (or credentialing services) institutional email address via Interfolio: The deadline for submission of applications is November 15, 2014. Questions about application submission should be directed to

Background check conducted on applicant selected. The University of Texas at Austin is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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