Assistant or Associate Professor of American Studies (University of Virginia)

Assistant/Associate Professor of American Studies Assistant or Associate Professor of American Studies The Program in American Studies at the University of Virginia invites applications for a position in Latino Studies, at the assistant professor (tenure-track) or associate (tenured) levels. Anticipated start date is August 25, 2016. Applicants must have an excellent record of interdisciplinary research and teaching in Latino Studies. This position is part of a larger University of Virginia hiring initiative in the Global South that seeks to foster inter-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary teaching and research.

Applicants at the assistant professor rank must be on track to receive a Ph.D. in a relevant field by May 2016 and must hold a PhD at the time of appointment. Applicants at the associate professor rank must hold a Ph.D. at the time of application and must have a strong publication and teaching record.

The position is for a shared line in American Studies and either the Department of English or the Department of Media Studies. The candidate will be expected to teach two courses per semester, with the yearly teaching load split between the Program in American Studies and the other relevant unit. Candidates research may focus on Latino media, literature, or culture, including digital culture and production cultures, in any period or across periods. We are especially interested in scholars who conceive of the Latino field within a global south framework and in critical dialogue with other transnational fields, including Native/indigenous studies, immigration studies, Asian Pacific studies, African diaspora studies, performance studies, and studies of race and racialization in the Americas. The candidate hired will be appointed for the first two years as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow of the Institute of Humanities and Global Cultures, an appointment that will provide one course release per year.

To apply, submit a Candidate Profile online through Jobs@UVa (, search on posting number 0617504, and electronically attach a letter of application, C.V. (including a list of three references), and 1-2 pp. teaching statement, attached under Writing Sample 1. Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2015. However, the position will remain open until filled. We will notify by December 20, 2015 those applicants the committee has selected to submit additional materials for review.

Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Carol Westin, The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Applications Accepted

Starting: 10-20-2015

Ending: 12-20-2015

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