As part of an interdisciplinary cluster hire in critical race studies, racism, and Black and Afrodiasporic studies, the Department of Modern Languages at Carnegie Mellon University seeks applications for tenure-track assistant professor or early (pre-tenure) associate professor position, expected start date August 1, 2021. The cluster hire seeks to bring a cohort of dynamic interdisciplinary scholars with ambitious research agendas to the departments of English, History, Modern Languages, and the School of Art. The successful candidate will join a team of engaged scholars working on issues of race, identity, and racism in US and global contexts.
In the Department of Modern Languages, we seek a scholar working on race, racism, and critical race studies, with a demonstrated record of scholarship and teaching in Black and Afrodiasporic identities and anti-Black racism in the Middle East and/or North Africa, Lusophone Latin America, or Germany and Austria. The successful candidate's research and teaching interests will center on race and anti-Black/anti-BIPOC racism within critical discourse studies, critical media studies, and/or literary and cultural studies. They will be able to teach language courses, including languages we do not currently offer (e.g., Portuguese), at any level of instruction, aswell as courses related to their research in both English and, if applicable, in one of the target languages appropriate to the German Studies major or minor, the Arabic Studies minor, and/or the new major and minor in Applied Multilingual Studies. Candidates with research and teaching interests in applied linguistics should also be able to contribute to our graduate programs in Second Language Acquisition (MA, PhD) and/or Global Communication and Translation.
Carnegie Mellon University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its community on a range of intellectual and cultural dimensions. Carnegie Mellon welcomes applicants who will contribute to this diversity through their research, teaching and service, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, and others who would contribute in different ways.
Carnegie Mellon University also seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples and is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) that assists with dual-career searches.
PhD or equivalent international degree in Arabic Studies, German Studies, Portuguese Studies, Second Language Acquisition, or related field.
Significant scholarly record or evidence of a promising scholarly agenda and evidence of teaching excellence.
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (ET) on October 15, 2020. Applicants should submit 1) a current CV, 2) a letter outlining research interests, teaching philosophy and personal and professional commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, and 3) the names and contact information for three professional references.
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