Assistant Professor

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

United States

November 5, 2021

Description

Posting Information 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 FTE Position Location Hiring Range Dependent on Experience and/or Qualifications Proposed Start Date 07/01/2022

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Position Summary

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 Special Instructions

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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Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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