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Academic Version: Applying my personal experiences and academic research as a professor of Sociology and Asian American Studies to provide a more complete understanding of political, economic, and cultural issues and current events related to American race relations, and Asia/Asian America in particular.

Plain English: Trying to put my Ph.D. to good use.

October 20, 2010

Written by C.N.

Job Postings #6

here are some more announcements about academic-related jobs, fellowships, and other related opportunities for those interested in racial/ethnic/diversity issues (listed in order of application deadline). As always, the announcements and links are provided for informational purposes only and do not necessarily imply an endorsement of the organization or college involved.

Asian American History, University of Connecticut

The University of Connecticut invites applications for a tenure-track assistant/beginning associate professorship in Asian American History beginning August 23, 2011. The position will be a joint appointment between the Asian American Studies Institute and the History Department, the tenure home of the appointment. The teaching load will be equally split between the Institute and History, and will include Asian American studies, Asian American history, and U.S. history courses.

Minimum Qualifications: completed PhD in Asian American history; demonstrated excellence in research and teaching; strong interest in graduate teaching and mentoring. Equivalent foreign degrees are acceptable. Preferred Qualifications: research specialization in migration, immigration, diaspora, transnationalism, and/or comparative race/ethnicity; demonstrated ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience; if currently associate professor, promoted within the last three years.

Position is at the Storrs campus. Candidates may have the opportunity to teach at the campuses at Avery Point, Hartford, Stamford, Torrington, Waterbury, and West Hartford.

Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, and a sample published article or research paper through the University’s online applicant system, Husky Hire (Search # 2011038). Three letters of recommendation should be sent to Asian American History Search, History Department, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-2103. Applicants who submit materials by October 29, 2010, will receive preference in the screening process.

American Studies & Ethnicity, University of Southern California

Social Movements and Social Justice. University of Southern California. The Department of American Studies & Ethnicity in USC’s College of Letters, Arts & Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor with a research specialization that addresses the nature and evolution of U.S. social movements for economic, environmental, gender and/or racial justice.

We are especially interested in scholars whose work is grounded in both theory and engagement with the social movements studied, and we are open to comparative, historical, and transnational approaches. A broad range of graduate training specializations will be considered, including but not limited to American Studies, Sociology, Political Science, Urban Planning, and Feminist and Ethnic Studies.

The position, beginning in fall 2011, will be in American Studies & Ethnicity, an interdisciplinary department, with significant opportunities to affiliate with campus research centers engaged in movement analysis. Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, one or two short writing samples, and three letters of reference to: Manuel Pastor, Chair of Search Committee, Department of American Studies and Ethnicity, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-4033. We will begin to review applications on November 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled. A Ph.D. is required by the start of employment.

[Address for Fed Ex, email, etc.:
University of Southern California 3620 South Vermont Ave. Kaprelian Hall 462 Los Angeles, California 90089-2534
Tel: 213.740.2426 Fax: 213.821.0409

Post-Doc in Institutional Diversity, University of Michigan

University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) Post-Doc for 2011-12. We are very interested in seeing Asian American and Pacific Islander studies scholars apply for these postdocs. While we are not formal sponsors of the postdocs, fellows could choose to affiliate with our Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program and Program in American Culture. Our program has a strong working relationship with NCID, which has been highly supportive of ethnic studies scholarship.

This fellowship is also designed to foster faculty recruitment, so we are especially interested in seeing those of you on the market apply. I would be happy to answer questions you might have about our programs and to direct you the proper representative for questions about NCID.

Thanks and best wishes,
Scott Kurashige
Director, Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Program
University of Michigan

NCID Postdoctoral Fellows and Scholars Program

The University of Michigan’s National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) Postdoctoral Fellows and Scholars Program was established in 2008 to promote outstanding early-career scholars in diversity at the University of Michigan and other major research universities. With support from the Office of the Provost, the NCID anticipates offering two postdoctoral fellowships for a duration of one year during 2011-2012. The fellowships include protected research time, faculty mentoring, and career development opportunities. While we welcome new Ph.D. applicants, successful candidates may also currently hold tenure-track positions.

A select group of applicants will also receive one of three citations—Exemplary Diversity Dissertations, Exemplary Diversity Scholars, and Emerging Diversity Scholars. In line with our national mission, the NCID proudly features the work of both fellows and citation recipients within its online NCID Diversity Scholar Network.

Deadline for applications and nominations is November 1.

Sociology and Latin American Studies, Cal State Los Angeles

Department of Sociology and Latin American Studies Program. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor with primary specialization in globalization, and secondary specializations in sociology of human rights or international law, with emphasis on Latin America. This joint position is two-thirds time in Sociology, one-third time in the interdisciplinary Latin American Studies program, and will involve teaching courses in both programs. In addition to teaching, duties include student advising and committee service for the Department of Sociology and the Latin American Studies Program, College of Natural and Social Sciences, and University. Initial salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The starting date is September 2011.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or ABD in Sociology. A Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education is required for retention. Candidates should provide a record of or evidence of potential for scholarly publication and activity in the field of globalization with secondary specializations in the sociology of human rights or international law, with emphasis on Latin America. Research should involve students whenever possible. Candidates should provide evidence of demonstrated potential for effective teaching involving a variety of methods. Candidates should also demonstrate an ability or interest in teaching in a multicultural, multiethnic campus.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated success in research and publication, grant funding, academic advising, and committee service.

California State University, Los Angeles, a comprehensive urban university and one of 23 campuses that comprise the California State University system, offers programs in more than 50 academic and professional fields. The campus is located in eastern Los Angeles, adjacent to the San Gabriel Valley, with more than 22,000 full- and part-time students reflecting the rich ethnic diversity of the area. The University is committed to student-centered learning, free scholarly inquiry, and academic excellence.

Required Documentation: Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, transcripts showing highest degree earned, three letters of recommendation, and the University’s Application for Academic Employment form. At the time of on-campus interviews, candidates must present official transcripts. Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Deadline: November 15, 2010. Address application with required documentation and requests for information to:

Steve Gordon, Chair
Department of Sociology
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032- 8228

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