The Department of American Studies invites applications for a 1-year Visiting Assistant Professorship in American Studies, beginning August 21, 2019. This is a non-tenure track position. The teaching load is six courses over the academic year: an introduction to American Studies (fall), comparative ethnic studies and diversity in American culture (both semesters), an introduction to popular culture (fall), a lecture course on food in America (spring), and the capstone senior seminar that draws on the candidate's own areas of focus (spring). We are interested in all research areas in American Studies but with special priority to candidates in African American studies, Latino/a/x studies, critical race theory, and the cultural study of food.
Electronic attachments to the online application should include a cover letter, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, two sample syllabi, and two letters of reference.
Screening of applications begins March 25, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should apply online through the Jobs@Iowa website ( jobs.uiowa.edu ), requisition #73612. Send inquiries to: email@example.com . All applications will be acknowledged, and applicants will be informed when the position is filled.
The Department of American Studies and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to diversity and inclusion; the strategic plans of the University and the College reflect this commitment. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. The University of Iowa is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
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