Jobs and postdocs


by Jennifer Boles | Oct 07, 2016
Deadline: Dec. 1

The Department of American Studies at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (New Brunswick) is pleased to invite applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2017.  Desirable research and teaching specializations include folklore, Native American studies, material culture, borderlands, and contact zones.

The successful candidate will teach introductory, methods, and seminar courses in American Studies at the undergraduate level. The position will also require overseeing the management team and providing leadership for the NJ Folk Festival, a 40-year-old annual event at Rutgers. Positive decisions on tenure and promotion require excellent teaching and scholarship, peer-reviewed publications, and participation in the University and the profession. 


Ph.D. in American Studies, Folklore, Ethnic Studies, Native American Studies, History, Literature, or a closely related field required by the start of appointment.


Applications including a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation addressed to Professor Lou Masur, Chair, American Studies Search Committee, should be submitted electronically via Interfolio:  Completed applications received by December 1, 2016, will receive full consideration.