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Posted to LSA Website July 24, 2021
Public Humanities Fellowship
History Exhibits Department
New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society invites candidates with a humanities MA or PhD to apply for the position of Public Humanities Fellow in connection with the traveling exhibit Acts of Faith: Religion and the American West, which opens at the New-York Historical Society in New York City in Nov. 2022.  We are looking for candidates with significant expertise in 19th century religion, particularly as it relates to Native American religion and spirituality. Applicants must have graduated from a humanities MA or PhD program (including public history and museum studies) within the last five years, and have a desire to practice publicly engaged scholarship. This is a two-year, full-time position, with the anticipated dates of Sept. 2021 through Aug. 2023, and the possibility of remote work during the first year. The position comes with a National Endowment for the Humanities stipend of $50,000 per year plus benefits. Some travel may be required. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For more information and to apply for the fellowship, click here.
Posted to LSA website July 24, 2021
Position title Assistant Professor of Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Department or unit Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies
College or University Wesleyan University
Application Deadline October 1, 2021
Job Description (no more than 300 words) The Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies program at Wesleyan University seeks to hire a tenure-track assistant professor beginning July 2022, with substantive research and teaching interests in the areas of Race, Gender and Sexuality and/or Transnational and Global Feminisms, broadly construed. Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering an undergraduate major in the study of gender and sexuality as categories of analysis and experience within the broad matrices of race, class, ethnicity, and nation. Wesleyan is a highly selective liberal arts college that values both scholarship and teaching very highly, has a strong, diverse undergraduate student body, and offers competitive salaries and benefits.   The Assistant Professor will teach core courses required for the major, including an introductory level Gateway course in gender and sexuality studies and/or Feminist Theories, as well as other courses in their area of specialization, and will carry a 2/2 teaching load. Additional duties include advising and mentoring students, carrying on a program of research, and participating in faculty governance at the departmental and university level.   The candidate must have a Ph.D. in women’s and gender studies, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Literature, Philosophy, Media Studies, relevant area studies, or other relevant academic discipline, either in hand or near completion (with expectation that PhD will be in hand at time of appointment, though a successful candidate may be hired as an Instructor if the candidate does not have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of appointment, but will complete the Ph.D. within one year of hire). Applications received after October 1stmay not receive full consideration. Please contact Joy Vodak,, with any questions regarding the position or application process.   To apply, visit A complete application includes electronic copies of the following documents: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, sample syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available). In the cover letter, applicants should describe how they will embrace the college’s commitment to fostering an inclusive community, as well as their experience working with individuals from historically marginalized or underserved groups. You will also be asked to provide the email addresses of three referees, from whom we will obtain confidential letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted online at .   Wesleyan University, located in Middletown, Connecticut, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious practice or creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, political belief, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or non-position-related criminal record. We welcome applications from women and historically underrepresented minority groups. Inquiries regarding Title IX, Section 504, or any other non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Vice President for Equity & Inclusion / Title IX Officer, 318 North College, 860.685.4771    
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Posted to LSA Website July 24, 2021
Position title:  Dean of School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Department or unit
College or University:  Texas Christian University
Application Deadline:  August 15, 2021
Job Description (no more than 300 words): Texas Christian University (TCU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies (SIS). The next Dean will have the opportunity to lead a high-potential School and sharpen its strategic focus by capitalizing on current strengths and identifying new areas of growth, collaboration, and innovation.   Reporting directly to the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost, Dr. Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, the Dean is the chief administrative, academic, and budgetary officer for the School of Interdisciplinary Studies. The Dean serves as a model of excellence and a champion of diversity and inclusion for the School community and is accessible to both undergraduate and graduate students. TCU’s unique teacher-scholar model is rooted in the belief that scholarship and creative endeavors complement and enrich the learning experience for both faculty and students.   The search committee for the TCU Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary Studies will begin accepting nominations and reviewing applications immediately. Requested application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a diversity statement, and list of five professional references. References will not be called until after the first screening of applications and then only after the applicant has given explicit permission. Although applications will be welcomed until the time that a new Dean is selected, for best consideration, candidates should submit materials by August 15, 2021, to the following address:   Texas Christian University is being assisted in the search by Storbeck Search. For additional information, please contact Dr. Muriel Cormican, Chair of the Search Committee ( and/or our following partners:   Jim Sirianni, Partner Mark Halligan, Senior Associate Storbeck Search   Texas Christian University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to hiring for our mission and diversifying our workforce.  
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Posted to LSA Website on May 14, 2021
Position title: Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Assistant Professorship
Department or unit: Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
College or University: Texas Christian University
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled; priority 5/31/2021
Job Description (no more than 300 words)   Looking for an Ethnic Studies scholar for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professor position at Texas Christian University (2021-2022).   The ideal candidate will be able to teach foundational concepts in race and ethnic studies, including but not limited to colonialism and imperialism, racialization and identity formation, power and hegemony, resistance and social movements, and the intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability.

Preference will be given to candidates with a graduate degree in Ethnic Studies, Black Studies/African American Studies, or a related field. Candidates with graduate degrees in other interdisciplinary fields focused on race, such as Latino/Chicano/Boricua, Indigenous, Native American, Pacific Islander, Asian American, and/or Arab American Studies, are also strongly encouraged to apply.  
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Posted to LSA Website May 7, 2021
Instructor/Lecturer in Latina/o Studies
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The Department of Latina/Latino Studies
Invites applications for two full-time, non-tenure track Instructors/Lecturers for the 2021-22 academic year. Start date of August 16, 2021. Candidates are required to hold an M.A. (Ph.D. or other terminal degree preferred) and have experience teaching U.S. Latina/o studies courses at the college level. To be considered, required application materials must be submitted by May 18, 2021. For complete details, visit The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Illinois is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled
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Posted to LSA Website April 23, 2021
Position title Postdoctoral fellow
Department or unit Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College or University Fordham University
Application Deadline May 17, 2021
Job Description (no more than 300 words) The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Fordham University invites applications for a postdoctoral position in critical race studies.  This is a one-year position beginning September 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The successful candidate will be an early career scholar with a promising research program, and will also be able to add to the department’s undergraduate course offerings.    This is an exciting time to join the Fordham community.  The Department of Sociology and Anthropology has recently added several faculty who focus on race and ethnicity.  Fordham University is actively strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the Arts and Sciences, including faculty and curricular offerings.  In addition, our cosmopolitan setting in New York City offers unparalleled opportunities for research with diverse populations.  The selected candidate will have access to professional development funding.     The position’s annual teaching load is 1-1, plus additional service including a public lecture, delivering occasional guest lectures in courses, and participating in anti-racist pedagogy workshops or curricular design efforts.  Fordham is preparing for a fully in-person fall semester, and candidates must be able to relocate to the New York area and teach on campus.  Teaching responsibility will initially be in the undergraduate program at Fordham College at Rose Hill (Bronx), with the possibility of teaching at Fordham College at Lincoln Center (Manhattan) for the second year.     Candidates should be recent Ph.D. recipients (2018–2021), or expect to have the degree in hand by August 2021.  We welcome applications from scholars who hold degrees in sociology, as well as those trained in interdisciplinary fields (such as, but not limited to, African and African American Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, and Latinx Studies).  Candidates must be capable of teaching sociology courses on race.  Demonstrated excellence in teaching, evidence of a strong and promising research agenda, and an enthusiasm for working with a diverse student population are required.    Applications should be submitted online at Interfolio and should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample (no more than 50 pages), sample syllabi, teaching evaluations and the names and contact information for three references.  We will begin reviewing applications by May 17th and continue until the position is filled.  Please direct inquiries to the Committee Chair, Dr. Matthew Weinshenker (  Fordham is an independent, Catholic university in the Jesuit tradition. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, especially members of historically underrepresented groups. Fordham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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 Posted to LSA Website April 1, 2021
Position title Assistant Professor in LatinX and/or ChicanX History with Preference for Public History
Department or unit        History
College or University      California State University, Sacramento
Application Deadline   The PhD in History or a related field must be completed by August 15, 2021. Review of applications will begin April 23, 2021; position open until filled.
Job Description (no more than 300 words)   The History Department at California State University, Sacramento invites applications for a probationary, tenure-track Assistant Professor in LatinX and/or ChicanX History to begin Fall 2021. ABDs in History or a related field are encouraged to apply.   The successful candidate will teach LatinX and/or ChicanX history. The department’s strong preference is for candidates who are also able to teach Public History.  Additional teaching requirements include undergraduate survey courses in US history, historical methods seminars, and undergraduate and graduate seminars. Additional position requirements include: • engaging in research and scholarly activity related to LatinX and/or ChicanX history, • supervising undergraduate and graduate research in LatinX and/or ChicanX history, which may include public history • advising majors, • serving on department, college, and university committees, • and applying professional expertise to community service, including a willingness to advance Sacramento State’s Anchor University initiative.   Sacramento is the state capital of California and one of the most diverse cities in the nation. Sacramento State is a Hispanic Serving Institution with a strong commitment to fostering the success of students at many stages of their life and academic journey through resources such as the Dreamer Resource Center, College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), and first-generation student initiatives. As the heart of the region’s higher education community, Sacramento State is dedicated to access, academic excellence, and inclusion.   The History Department seeks candidates with the ability to work with diverse students and colleagues. Applicants are requested to submit a diversity statement that demonstrates experience with or willingness to: • develop and incorporate effective teaching strategies for a diverse group of learners; • create an equitable and inclusive learning environment to support all student success; and • advance the History Department’s goal of promoting an anti-racist and anti-oppressive campus to recruit, retain, and mentor students.      
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 Posted to LSA Website April 1, 2021
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Department or unit
College or University
Application Deadline
Penn State Harrisburg (PSH), a comprehensive college of The Pennsylvania State University, one of the largest and most widely-recognized institutions of higher education in the nation, invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in its Sociology Program, with a start date of Fall 2021. A doctorate in sociology or a related area is required. Primary responsibilities will include teaching three courses per semester, maintaining an active research agenda, and service to the program, division, school, and university. Course releases are provided in the first two years to help the successful candidate pursue a program of research.   To be considered, candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State job site at and submit the following:   • Cover letter of application specifically addressing the position responsibilities and qualifications, including a statement of teaching and research interests • Statement of teaching philosophy • Current curriculum vitae • Names and contact information for three professional references   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions can be directed to Dr. Kamini Grahame, Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Search Committee, at        
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 Posted to LSA Website March 20, 2021
Position title: Visiting Assistant Professor – Latin American and Latino/a Studies
Department or unit: Arts & Sciences
College or University: Seton Hall University
Application Deadline: April 2, 2021
Job Description (no more than 300 words)   Summary: Seton Hall University invites applications for a one-year, renewable contract position in Latino/a/x Studies. The qualified candidate may hold a PhD in Latino/a/x Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Latin American Studies or another related field. Preferred specializations include Latino politics, US electoral politics, immigration/migration and diaspora, borderlands, social movements, social justice, gender, society and race, public policy, political economy, and art and literature. Evidence of interdisciplinary scholarship and interest in future interdisciplinary collaboration are strongly desired. Required Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. (received before August 2021) in Latino/a/x Studies, Political Science, Sociology, Latin American Studies or another related field. Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit: a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s scholarship and teaching experience, including challenges and opportunities that the applicant has encountered in teaching Latinx Studies; a CV; a sample syllabus for a course on Latinx Studies, and three letters of reference. Seton Hall University is committed to programs of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and the principles of affirmative action.        
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Posted to LSA Website on March 5, 2021
Chicana/o Studies Tenure Track Faculty
Chicana/o Studies
Metropolitan State University of Denver
The Department of Chicana/o Studies at MSU Denver invites applications for a full-time open rank, tenured or tenure-track (Category I) position in Chicana/o Studies with appointment to begin Fall 2021.
 Posted to LSA website on February 4, 2021
Deputy Director for Office of Museum Services
Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
Open Until Filled
IMLS is an independent Federal agency whose mission is to advance, support, and empower America’s museums, libraries, and related organizations through grantmaking, research, and policy development. The Deputy Director for Museums is a senior leadership position that oversees a $38M+ portfolio including grant programs, cooperative agreements, special projects and initiatives designated by the IMLS Director, and various partnerships with external organizations and other federal agencies. Candidates for the Deputy Director for Museums will have experience in: formulating and implementing major program and policy initiatives; directing a museum or archives organization in the accomplishment of short- and long-term objectives; applying current and emerging technologies within museums to promote greater access to collections and educational resources; and managing complex budgets across multiple funding allocations. Exceptional candidates will have knowledge of the federal budgetary and procurement process, and are able to develop, interpret, advocate and justify innovative funding measures for the museum field. This position will be open until filled and has a starting salary of $144,128.  
Posted to LSA Website on January 7, 2021
Position title Associate or Full Professor
Department or unit Chicana & Chicano Studies
College or University San José State University (SJSU)
Application Deadline February 1, 2021
Job Description (no more than 300 words)   The Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies (CCS) at San José State University (SJSU) seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Associate or Full Professor with a specialization in the area of Chicanx/Latinx Health and Wellness.   Required Qualifications A Ph.D. (or equivalent) from an accredited institution in Chicanx/Latinx Studies, public health, sociology of health, medical anthropology, health policy or related fields Demonstrated commitment to teaching excellence A record of research productivity, as might be demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications or presentations appropriate for an associate or full professor Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills Demonstrated awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Preferred Qualifications Administrative or managerial experience (for example, program development, budget oversight, supervising office staff, etc.)

Responsibilities Develop and teach courses in Chicanx/Latinx Health and Wellness at both the undergraduate and graduate levels that align with the applicant’s training and interests. Engage in student recruitment and retention efforts. Support the development of the CSU Ethnic Studies graduation requirement through course development and advising. This work involves crossing disciplines and active engagement with diverse groups and individuals. Scholarly and professional contributions are expected for tenure and promotion. Participate in shared governance, usually in department, college, and university committee and other service assignments. Demonstrate awareness and experience understanding the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through inclusive course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Compensation – Commensurate with qualifications and experience.  
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Posted up to the LSA Website December 29, 2020
Position title: Post-doctoral Associate in Religion and Literature
Department or unit
College or University: Yale Divinity School and Yale Institute of Sacred Music
Application Deadline: Reading of applications begins February 1, 2021; open until filled
Job Description (no more than 300 words) The Yale Institute of Sacred Music and Yale Divinity School invite applications for a post-doctoral associate position in Religion and Literature. The Institute of Sacred Music is an interdisciplinary graduate center for the study and practice of sacred music, worship, and the related arts. Yale Divinity School provides an ecumenical environment in which students are prepared for ordained and lay ministry in diverse Christian churches and for a wide range of professional careers, including additional advanced degrees in academic and professional schools, not-for-profit work, and public service.   Candidates must hold the Ph.D. or equivalent degree, earned since 2015, in a relevant discipline, and should have strong potential as an instructor. The subfield within this specialization is open, though preference will be given to candidates with expertise in African American, Latinx, and/or Indigenous literatures. Knowledge of the theology/history of Christianity along with its contemporary expressions is also expected.   Post-doctoral associates are appointed for one-year terms with the possibility of no more than two renewals upon successful annual reviews. The successful candidate would typically teach two courses per year, along with some student advising, participation in ISM academic gatherings, and other service. Some team-teaching with other areas in the ISM is expected, and teaching courses in units beyond ISM and YDS is also possible.   A letter of application with curriculum vitae and three letters of reference should be submitted through Interfolio at] Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.   Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and especially encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
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Posted to the LSA Website on November 29, 2020
Position title:  UIC Bridge to Faculty Postdoc Positions
Department or unit
College or University: University of Illinois at Chicago
Application Deadline
Job Description (no more than 300 words)   UIC is recruiting 20 Bridge to Faculty Postdocs with the goal of transitioning underrepresented scholars to faculty after a two year postdoc    
Link to institution’s job ad and application portal:   Anthropology   Biology   Earth and Environmental Sciences   Electrical and Computer Engineering   English   Global Asian Studies   History   Nursing   Medical Education    Pharmacy   Sociology   Theatre  
NOTE: This is a rather open-ended call for applications. We have been informed that the university is doing this as a cluster hire to augment the institution’s diversity.
Posted to LSA Website October 24, 2020
Cluster Hire
University of Texas, Arlington
Application Deadline: unavailable.
One of UTA’s goals is to increase the representation of historically underrepresented faculty, including underrepresented minority faculty in general and women faculty in STEM fields. Increasing the representation of faculty members who understand, and have overcome, race, gender-based, and ability barriers and biases is vital to the success and well-being of our students. Diversity is critical to academic excellence. As research demonstrates, diverse teams are more innovative, productive, and solve complex problems faster. UTA is committed to preparing all students to live and work in an increasingly global, diverse, and interconnected world by exposing them to a wide array of ideas, experiences, cultures, and individuals.