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Posted to LSA Website March 8, 2020
Position title Post-doctoral Fellow and Lecturer
Department or unit  Department of Latin American and Latino/a Studies
College or University Smith College
Application Deadline March 30, 2020
Job Description (no more than 300 words)   The Department of Latin American and Latino/a Studies at Smith College invites applications for a two-year, benefits eligible post-doctoral fellowship, to begin July 1, 2020.  Responsibilities include teaching one course per semester (two-courses/year), program and community building, working both formally and informally with undergraduate students from mentoring to advising on research projects and creating and convening conversations on issues related to the successful candidate’s research. We welcome applications from any field, but are particularly interested in scholars working on questions of cultural citizenship, labor and land rights, and/or technologies of representation. We especially encourage applicants whose work and teaching emphasizes intersectional perspectives and innovative methods, and have experience working beyond conventional modes of knowledge production. Ph.D. in a relevant field is required by the time of appointment. Details about the Department of Latin American and Latino/Studies may be found at . For more information and to apply, visit Review of applications will begin on March 30,  2020. EO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.           
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Posted to LSA Website March 8, 2020
Position title  Instructor/Assistant Professor Ethnic Studies
Department or unit   Ethnic Studies
College or University   Winona State University
Application Deadline   Review begins March 16
Job Description (no more than 300 words) . As a faculty member, you will be responsible for teaching a variety of courses in Ethnic Studies. Additional responsibilities include (1) engaging in scholarly research or creative achievement to enhance knowledge of field; (2) contributing to student growth and development; (3) supporting Winona State University’s mission to enhance the intellectual, social, cultural, and economic vitality of the people and communities we serve; and (4) providing service to the university and community. This is a fixed-term 9-month appointment.          
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Posted to LSA Website March 8, 2020
Position title   Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latinx Studies
Department or unit   University Center for International Studies
College or University   University of Pittsburgh
Application Deadline    23 March 2020   3/23/20
Job Description (no more than 300 words) The University Center for International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh invites applications for a one-year (with the possibility of renewal), full-time, non-tenure-stream postdoctoral fellowship centered on Latinx studies, beginning August 2020. The successful applicant will be housed in one of four departments/programs: History, English, Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, or Urban Studies. We welcome applicants whose research (and proposed teaching) underscores the recognition of the importance of the Latinx experience in the United States (and the gap which remains in documenting and analyzing it). We are particularly interested in scholars whose work explores intersections with Latinx history, Latinx literatures, gender and sexuality, or urban communities. The successful applicant will teach two courses during the academic year; they will also participate in campus-wide programming examining issues of faculty diversity. They will also be encouraged to present their work in the relevant department/program as well as more broadly. Applicants must have satisfactorily completed all requirements for the PhD degree, including any oral defense, by May 1, 2020. Individuals who completed all such requirements before May 1, 2017, are ineligible. To be considered, please submit by March 23, 2020, to, a curriculum vita; a dissertation table of contents; a two-page statement of research interests outlining your goals during the term of the fellowship; a two-page statement of teaching interests and philosophy; a one-to-two page diversity statement, discussing how your past, planned, or potential contributions or experiences relating to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance the University of Pittsburgh’s commitment to inclusive excellence; a writing sample or excerpt of no more than 20 pages including references and appendices; one proposed syllabus for a 15-week course; and email contacts for three recommenders. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled.        
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Posted to LSA Website: February 21, 2020
Position title: Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Department or unit:
College or University: American Sociological Association
Job Description (no more than 300 words) Date posted: February 19, 2020 Applications due by:  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until someone has been hired.    This is an exciting opportunity to fundamentally influence the discipline of sociology. ASA has a membership of over 11,000 sociologists who are scholars, teachers, and practitioners.  Its mission is to serve sociologists in their work, advance sociology as a discipline and profession, and promote the contributions and use of sociology to society. ASA’s office is in Washington, D.C.   Essential Functions: Conceptualize and operationalize strategic direction for the association’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts focused on both the association and the discipline.Manage the 46 year old Minority Fellowship Program.Support the launch and ongoing development of “identity-based communities” centered on providing opportunities for engagement, leadership, connection, networking and professional development for sociologists within the broader ASA framework.Develop and implement relevant programming for departments and for sociologists in a variety of professional contexts that integrates and complements the efforts of the Research, Professional Development and Academic Affairs Department. Collaborate with organizational committees and other volunteer leadership groups in the interest of supporting relevant activities.Partner with external organizations to develop and/or participate in cross-disciplinary initiatives.Work with the communications department to develop and distribute relevant information through channels such as newsletters, website, and social media.Manage a departmental operating budget.Respond to relevant requests for assistance from members and staff.Serve as a member of the staff leadership team and manage additional responsibilities as assigned by the Executive Director.     
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Posted to LSA Website on February 20, 2020
Postdoctoral Fellow for Academic Diversity
American University
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The College of Arts and Sciences at American University is pleased to announce two Postdoctoral Fellowships for Academic Diversity to begin in Fall 2020. These positions are designed to support the development of early-career scholars who show promise of distinguished research careers and who are from sectors of the population historically underrepresented on the professorial faculties of U.S. colleges and universities. The appointment is a 12-month term position and will commence on August 1, 2020, with the possibility of a one-year extension. Applicants should hold a PhD or other terminal degree in their discipline by their proposed start date. The position will require the incumbent to conduct research with an AU faculty mentor or mentors, teach one course per academic year in their field and participate in School and University activities. Salary is competitive and includes full health benefits. Fellows will also receive up to $3,000 in one-time start-up expenses and reimbursement for up to $2,000 per academic year in eligible research expenses. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please submit applications via: .  Include a letter of application outlining the candidate’s research and teaching interests, a description of how the candidate proposes to work with one or more specific College faculty mentors(s) and/or research center(s), a current curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation from scholars who know the candidate’s work well, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and electronic copies of recently published papers or working papers. Candidates are not required to contact potential AU mentors in advance. The materials of competitive applicants will be forwarded to those collaborators following an initial review.  Questions should be directed to Kelli South, Special Assistant to the Dean, at 202-885-2447 or
Posted to LSA website: February 15, 2020
Position title: Paid Internship Opportunity in Women’s History  
Smithsonian Institute
Job Description (no more than 300 words) Our request is time sensitive, as applications are open now and due March 15 or on the day 350 applications have been receivedWho?  Undergraduate students (rising sophomores through seniors) and recent graduates (within past 15 months) with a commitment to women’s history. Second year graduate students are not eligible to apply. What?  Eight-week long cohort internship experience, with paid group housing, reimbursable travel to and from Washington D.C., and a weekly stipend. The total value of this internship, including the weekly stipend and the paid group housing, is $6300 (not including travel reimbursement). Where?  Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. When?  June 14 – August 8, 2020 Why?  Opportunity to uncover and share the stories of diverse women’s experiences throughout American History; and to explore various career paths, networks, leadership and mentorship experiences, and build practical professional skills. Application deadline:  March 15, 2020 at 11:59 PM EDT or on the day 350 applications are received at 11:59 PM EST/EDT.  
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Posted to LSA website: February 15, 2020
Position title: Mellon Diversity Fellow Assistant Editor
Department or unit: University Press
College or University: The Ohio State University
Application Deadline: March 1, 2020
Job Description (no more than 300 words)   The Ohio State University Press, in conjunction with the Mellon University Press Diversity Fellowship Program, is seeking an Assistant Editor to fulfill a 14-month (June 1, 2020-July 31, 2021). Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree and be interested in a long-term career in publishing. Fellows will be work closely with senior acquisitions editors, authors, and projects and will acquire deep and specialized knowledge of how editors identify emerging areas of scholarship, work with authors to develop manuscripts, manage the process of peer review and revision, present projects for approval, and represent them through each stage of publication. Fellows will also work with other press departments including marketing, design, manuscript editorial, and production on behalf of specific book projects. Fellows will attend the Association of University Presses annual conferences as well as several other academic conferences. Responsibilities of the position will include screening manuscript proposals; researching competing books, potential course adoptions, areas of growth in emerging fields, and potential expert peer reviewers; contacting peer reviewers and tracking reviews; writing book descriptions; assisting with contract requests, production cost estimates, and financial projections for projects; guiding authors on manuscript formatting, art preparation, and permissions; preparing materials for internal editorial approval and launch meetings; representing their press and interacting with book buyers and authors at academic conferences; and attending in-house acquisitions, editorial review, press committee, transmittal, and launch meetings.   For questions or more information, please contact Editor in Chief Kristen Elias Rowley at    
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Posted to LSA website: February 15, 2020
Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowship for Early Career Scholars
Center for Mexican American Studies
The University of Texas at Austin
6pm CST March 13, 2020
The Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS) is pleased to announce the Carlos E. Castañeda Postdoctoral Fellowships in Mexican American and Latinx Studies. During 2020-2021, Latino Studies will celebrate fifty years of Latino representation at the University of Texas at Austin. Eligibility Scholars in the early stages of their academic careers may apply for this fellowship. Applicants must have completed their doctoral degree within the three years prior to the beginning of the fellowship year (i.e., conferral of Ph.D. between January 2017 and December 2019). Current UT Austin faculty members and recent UT Austin doctoral recipients are not eligible.  Expectations  Reside in Austin area during academic year of appointment. Actively participate in the 50th Anniversary activities of Latino Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. Engage with and/or make use of the archival materials at the LLILAS Benson Latin American Collection. Acknowledge the support of Latino Studies and other University of Texas at Austin resources in any projects or publications that emerge from the fellowship year. Each fellowship will provide a minimum stipend of $48,000, shared office space, a moving allowance, research and travel funds, and health insurance benefits. The University of Texas at Austin is unable to pay salaries through home institution(s). A complete application will consist of the following materials: Cover Letter and Curriculum Vitae Research Proposal (not to exceed 10 double-spaced pages) Writing Sample (not to exceed 25 double-spaced pages) Academic Transcript (from the doctoral-granting institution with proof of degree conferral) Two letters of reference that speak to the merits of the proposed project The application deadline is 6pm CST, Friday, March 13, 2020. All application materials must be submitted electronically as PDF documents via Interfolio ( Questions may be directed to Dr. John Morán González, Director of CMAS, at 512-471-5351 orñeda-postdoctoral-fellowship.php