University of Wyoming Seeks Assistant Professor American Studies

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University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of American Studies within the School for Culture, Gender and Social Justice (SCGSJ), beginning Fall 2023. The American Studies (AMST) program is one of five programs housed within the SCGSJ, the others being African American and Diaspora Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Latina/o Studies, and Native American and Indigenous Studies. Founded in 1954, the AMST program at UW was the first in the Rocky Mountain region. Supported by the William Robertson Coe endowment, UW’s AMST program grants both M.A. and B.A. degrees and provides distinctive and unique opportunities for faculty and student development and support. American Studies at the University of Wyoming specializes in both regional and transnational perspectives and draws high-caliber M.A. students, who are fully funded through teaching, research, or community organization assistantship placements

Teaching responsibilities include a 2/3 load and the supervision of graduate theses. The candidate is expected to maintain an active research agenda, which includes peer-reviewed publications and public-facing scholarship.

Only candidates with Ph.D.s in American Studies or closely related interdisciplinary fields will be considered. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D. at time of hire.

Candidates must also be able to cross-list courses within one or more of the SCGSJ’s constituent programs outside of American Studies: African American and Diaspora Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, Latina/o Studies, and/or Native American and Indigenous Studies.  

Candidates with expertise, illustrated by scholarship and/or teaching or other work experience, in one or more of the following areas: transnational American Studies, “race,” gender, sexuality, ethnicity, diversity, popular culture, equity, inclusion, social justice, public practice and community engagement, environmental justice, place-based scholarship, or closely related fields are preferred. Candidates with a demonstrated record of successfully working with and advocating for underrepresented and marginalized groups, as well as those with strong and effective oral and written communication skills, and who value interdisciplinarity are strongly preferred.

Complete the online application and upload the following for a complete application: a.) a letter of application b.) a complete CV, c.) a teaching philosophy statement, d.) a writing sample of no more than 30 pages–a link to an existing publication is acceptable and encouraged; and e.) names and contact information for three references.

Questions about the position or the hiring process may be directed to Ulrich Adelt, chair of the Search Committee, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately, with new applications considered until the position is filled.

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