Department American Studies - 311100
Posting Open Date 10/06/2021
Application Deadline 11/05/2021
Open Until Filled No
Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Assistant Professor
Appointment Type Tenured/Tenure Track
Vacancy ID FAC0003674
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
Hours per week
Hiring Range Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2022
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill seeks a candidate for the George B. Tindall Assistant
Professorship (tenure-track) in Southern Studies with an emphasis on the
material and expressive cultures of the South from a local, regional, or
hemispheric perspective. We seek a scholar with a demonstrated strength in
food studies as well as other areas such as art, landscape, textiles,
performance, and/or visual culture. Candidates must have a PhD at the time of
appointment or be able to present one in the first year of hire. The selected
candidate will teach a 2/2 teaching load for the academic year. We acknowledge
that food studies in this place called the “South” has changed tremendously in
the last decade, and especially since the onset of the pandemic; we are
particularly interested in candidates who engage their work in material
cultures and food studies through a critical American Studies and/or Critical
Ethnic Studies lens. The Department of American Studies is a leader in the
field of food studies and our faculty contribute actively to work in the
field, nationally and globally. We offer a robust set of undergraduate courses
at the intersection of studies in the South, material culture and food studies
that candidates will find support the pedagogical aims of their research
projects. Collegiality and ethical leadership define our departmental culture.
Ours is a department that takes seriously the importance of diversity, equity,
and inclusion. We have a robust mentoring plan, a commitment to community
engagement with a dedicated faculty executive committee seat for such work and
can offer a candidate opportunities to partner with the surrounding community.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Ph.D. in American Studies or a related field.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
Candidates who have demonstrated contributions to material/expressive culture
and food studies scholarship, with an emphasis on diversity and sustainability
are encouraged to reach out to us and apply. Candidates whose work focuses on
issues of social justice, diverse communities and creative expression are of
particular value to our department. Candidates must demonstrate excellence in
teaching and evidence of a publication record.
Special Physical/Mental Requirements
Campus Security Authority Responsibilities
The Department of American Studies enthusiastically supports UNC-CH's
diversity policy, which affirms that the University is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer and welcomes all to apply without regard to age,
color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity,
genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
or veteran status. To apply: Please submit an application, a cover letter of
intent describing how your scholarship contributes to building and supporting
diverse communities that best highlights your skills as a research/scholar,
teacher and community member. Please also include a curriculum vitae, as well
as a diversity statement (500 words max). Applicants are required to
identify the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of four professional
references when applying. Reference providers identified by the applicant will
be contacted via email with instructions for upload their letters of support.
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