JOB OPENINGS

Advanced Assistant or Associate Professor of Rhetoric and Composition; Director of the University’s Writing Program
University of San Diego
Location: San Diego, CA
Position Type: Faculty
Open Date: Aug 23, 2015
Close Date: Oct 23, 2015

Position Description:
The Department of English at the University of San Diego invites applications for a tenure-track, advanced assistant or associate professor position in Rhetoric and Composition and Director of the new University Writing Program. Teaching load is three courses per year; administrative load consists of three courses of reassigned time per year.

Teaching responsibilities include writing courses at all levels. Administrative responsibilities includes collaborating with faculty and administration in building USD’s new Writing Program; supervision of first year writing courses, including personnel decisions in consultation with English department chair; incoming student assessment and competency exams; lead coordinator for all upper division, cross curricular writing courses, including training faculty, reviewing W-course application and syllabi; assessment; oversight of the Writing Center; oversight of ESL student assessment and support programming.

Effective Fall 2016. For full consideration, all materials must be posted on Interfolio by October 23, 2015.  Go to:apply.interfolio.com/30815.

Interviews will be conducted at the MLA Convention in Austin, TX in 2016 or via SKYPE for candidates unable to attend.

Qualifications:
PhD in Rhetoric and Composition, with preparation in English language and literature.  Interest in Creative Writing welcome.  Substantial experience in Writing Program administration and budgeting. Background in working with WAC/WID, Writing Programs assessment, Writing Centers and ESL programs.  Training and experience with digital writing and multimodal writing pedagogy preferred.  Significant record of publication and research in the field and engagement with CCCC and WPA. Excellent record of teaching writing at all levels.  PhD in English considered provided applicant meets all other qualifications listed.

Application Instructions:
Application materials sent to Interfolio must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, one recent or forthcoming publication; 3-5 confidential letters of recommendation.  Letter of application should explain the candidate’s philosophy of writing instruction and how those principles have been carried out in both teaching and writing program administration.

In addition to applying through Interfolio, please go to USD’s HR site to register as an applicant: http//www.sandiego.edu/jobs.  Click on “Search Jobs.” Go to Job Number IRC18034.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
USD, a Catholic university with a strong social justice mission, is an Equal Opportunity employer and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Candidates from underrepresented and underserved groups are encouraged to apply. To read the university’s mission statement, go to: http://www.sandiego.edu/about/mission-and-vision.php

Assistant Professor, Psychology/Ethnic Studies

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Psychology Department and the Institute for Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln seek a tenure-track Assistant Professor with expertise in health disparities among Latina/os to begin August 2016. Applicants would hold a joint appointment with 0.40 FTE in Ethnic Studies and 0.60 FTE in the Psychology Department. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in psychology or a related field and a record of achievement in scholarship. We particularly welcome applicants with expertise and a successful publication record in areas of disparities relevant to Latina/os in the Midwest and Great Plains. Broadly conceived, such areas may include, but are not limited to, mental and physical health, health behaviors, violence, substance abuse, racism, etc. Responsibilities include maintaining an active program of research, including pursuit of external funding, as well as the potential to contribute to the teaching and engagement mission s of both units. The Institute for Ethnic Studies and the Department of Psychology have a strong commitment to principles of diversity and actively encourage applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. To be considered for the position, please go to http://employment.unl.edu, requisition F_150149, and click on “Apply to this job.” Candidates should attach a cover letter expressing interest in the position, curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, a list of up to five relevant publications, and contact information for three references. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is committed to a pluralistic campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

Temporary Assistant Professor/Native American Studies

Southern Oregon University

Southern Oregon University is located in the beautiful town of Ashland, Oregon. Culturally rich, Ashland is home to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as well as many other wonderful performing and visual arts venues and the culinary scene attracts foodies from around the world. We are located at the base of the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains with easy access to a wide variety outdoor activities and adventures.

We are a welcoming community committed to inclusive excellence and the celebration of diversity. We encourage those who share in our commitment to join our community and be part of an exciting and committed team of people working toward these important common goals.

Direct link to apply for Position:
http://apptrkr.com/604015

Position Summary:
Full-time, 2015-2016 academic year position at the Adjunct Assistant Professor level in the Native American Studies program. The person in this position will demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and mentoring, and will contribute to development of the Native American Studies program (see http://www.sou.edu/natam/index.html) consistent with Southern Oregon University’s wider mission (see http://www.sou.edu/mission/index.html). This person will be expected to teach the core three-quarter sequence in Native American Studies, courses to be determined with respect to the candidate’s area of specialization and program needs, and courses based on institutional needs. This person will be a scholar-practitioner who can advance the program’s objec tives of furthering Native American Studies across the wider community and of integrating Native American needs and perspectives into teaching, scholarship, and service.

Minimum Qualifications:
Initial appointment at the rank of assistant professor requires a terminal degree in the discipline taught (Native American Studies), or terminal degree in a closely related field but is permissible when (1) an individual has completed a Master’s degree in the discipline taught and (2) is in the process of completing the appropriate terminal degree.
-At least one year of university teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Experience in fostering alliances with Native American communities and/or organizations.

This is a full time on year 12 month appointment

Salary/Benefits:
$51,842
Excellent health and retirement benefits

Anticipated start date:
September 16, 2015

For complete details and to apply please click on the quick link provided at the top of the page or type the URL: jobs.sou.edu into your browser.

Thank you for interest in SOU.

 

Position closing date. * Monday, March 23, 2015
Advertising contact *
Elise Forman
Email * jobs@whitworth.edu
Phone Number * (509) 777-4280
Institution/University *
Whitworth University
Position Title *
Visiting Assistant Professor (Ethnic Studies)/Director Women’s and Gender Studies
Hiring department or institution *
History
Position Description *
START DATE: JULY 1, 2015

Application review begins February 1, 2014. The position will remain open and applications will be reviewed until filled, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by March to ensure full consideration. We anticipate conducting interviews by Skype or Google Chat in late March. Campus interviews are anticipated for late April 2014.

Founded in 1890, Whitworth has been consistently ranked among the top regional colleges and universities in the West. In its strong liberal arts undergraduate and graduate programs, Whitworth unites a robust commitment to Christian mission and service, academic rigor, and care for students. An ecumenical community of Christian scholars carries out the university’s mission “to provide its diverse student body an education of the mind and heart” to enable students “to honor God, follow Christ, and serve humanity.” Driven by our mission, we understand and affirm the relationship between a commitment to academic excellence and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more on Whitworth’s commitment to diversity, see http://www.whitworth.edu/whitworth2021/index.htm.

We are seeking to hire someone based in the History department, whose research and teaching give significant attention to identities and social constructions that have historically been underrepresented within required college and university curricula. This could include someone in Africana Studies, or some area of Ethnic Studies (preferably a historian) who will help to lead, enhance, and shape the program in Women’s and Gender Studies on campus. The History Faculty support student semesters in Latin America, England, France, and China.

For a further description of the History Department and the work of its faculty, please see http://www.whitworth.edu/history/.

For more information about the interdisciplinary program in Women’s and Gender Studies, see http://www.whitworth.edu/academic/Department/WomensStudies/.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
The successful candidate will carry a 21 credit load in History, Women’s and Gender Studies, and administration of the WGS program. The exact number of credits in each will be based on the candidate’s research and teaching interests, and the needs of the institution. The job requires that the candidate participate in governance, advising, and other duties appropriate to a full-time faculty member.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Ph.D., ABD (Ph.D. expected by August 2015) or equivalent in the History of any U.S. under-represented populations. Candidates in such fields as Ethnic Studies, Africana Studies, etc. will also be eligible.
• Evidence of the potential for teaching excellence at the university level.
• Evidence of the potential to make a professional contribution as a scholar.
• Commitment to diversity and equity, and an understanding of the ways in which instruction and
administration can be critical to matters of justice and inclusion.
• A commitment to the educational mission of Whitworth as a Christian liberal arts university
affiliated with the Presbyterian church.
• Must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States by the time the appointment is
scheduled to begin and continue to work legally for the duration of appointment.
• Background check and education verification required

APPLICATION PROCESS:
The following documents are required to complete the online application form at www.whitworth.edu/jobs :
1. A letter of interest.
2. Your curriculum vitae.
3. A list of names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three academic references.
4. Your graduate and undergraduate transcripts (may be unofficial).
5. Three recent student course evaluations or a note explaining why they are not available.
6. A short personal essay characterizing your Christian faith. For expanded guidelines, please see
(www.whitworth.edu/facultyfaithessay).

For more information please contact Professor Corliss Slack, History (cslack@whitworth.edu); or Professor Jennifer Brown, French/WGS (jbrown@whitworth.edu), co-chairs of the hiring committee.

Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofit institutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability. With our commitment to building a diverse community, the university encourages applications from populations underrepresented at Whitworth including members of racial/ethnic communities, women, and persons with disabilities.

 

Position closing date. * Friday, February 20, 2015
Advertising contact *
M. Belinda Tucker, Vice Provost
Email * mbtucker@conet.ucla.edu
Phone Number * (310) 825-6815
Institution/University *
University of California, Los Angeles
Position Title *
Professor
Hiring department or institution *
Department of African American Studies
Position Description *
The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of African American Studies invites applications for a senior faculty appointment at the level of Full or advanced Associate Professor. Experienced candidates with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in African American Studies, History, Law, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, Public Affairs, Philosophy, Theater, Literature, Humanities, Gender Studies, LGBTQ Studies, or related fields. We are particularly interested in candidates who are working transnational, including on Africa and diaspora and whose scholarship and engagements are interdisciplinary. Qualifications include an exceptional scholarly research and publication record, an outstanding teaching record, and experience with interdisciplinary instructional programs, which may include positions of leadership. The department welcomes candidates whose experience in teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to co ntribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
An interdisciplinary instructional program in African American Studies was established at UCLA in 1974. The program achieved departmental status during the 2013-14 academic year. The department maintains both BA and MA degree programs, and offers a joint MA/JD program with the Law School. For additional information about the department, please go to: http://afam.ucla.edu
Applicants must apply online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF00778. The position will remain open until filled.
Rank and salary are commensurate upon qualifications and experience. The anticipated appointment date is July 1, 2015.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive the consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:
UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct