Professor of American Studies | William and Mary

William and MAry - American Studies
April 30, 2024
Williamsburg, VA
Job Type
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Type: Full-Time
Posted: 04/29/2024
Application Due: Open Until Filled
Category: American Studies

Position Number: F0A27W

Unit Mission Statement

American Studies examines the cultural, racial, and national issues that shape the Americas and the lives of peoples in "America." Our faculty have specialties that span Arts & Sciences. Our program centers collaborative, interdisciplinary research and learning in collective and individual settings. We offer an engaging environment that enables students pursuing undergraduate or graduate degrees to sustain intellectual and personal growth.

Position Summary

The American Studies Program at William & Mary, a public university of the Commonwealth of Virginia founded in 1693 that is located on lands originally inhabited by ancestors of the Cheroenhaka (Nottoway), Chickahominy, Eastern Chickahominy, Mattaponi, Monacan, Nansemond, Nottoway, Pamunkey, Patawomeck, Upper Mattaponi, and Rappahannock tribes, seeks applications for a visiting assistant teaching professor in American Studies for the 2024-2025 academic year. The position is an appointment in the American Studies Program 3-3 teaching load. Appointment will begin August 10, 2024.

We seek a colleague with teaching and research that engages critical approaches to American Studies as an interdisciplinary field. We are looking for a colleague with training in American Studies. Also appropriate are fields including Art History, Anthropology, Digital Humanities, Ethnic Studies, Film and Screen Studies, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, History, Indigenous Studies, LGBTQ Studies, Latin/E Studies, New Media, Religious Studies, or Sociology.

Duties include teaching in the American Studies Program. The successful applicant is expected to teach 3 courses per term, including the 2 sections of the Program's Introductory course "Rethinking America" (fall) and 2 sections of a first-year writing seminar of the candidate's own choosing (spring).

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in American Studies or a related field at the time appointment begins (August 10, 2024).

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in teaching undergraduate students. Evidence of scholarly achievement or demonstrated potential as a scholar. Evidence of the skills to teach introductory and writing intensive courses in American Studies.

Special Application Instructions

Applicants must apply online at Submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter that includes descriptions of your teaching and research interests. While a diversity statement is not required, candidates are encouraged in these documents to reflect on their past experiences or future plans to foster an inclusive and welcoming climate for learners/scholars in American Studies. You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted by the system with instructions for how to submit a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by May 20, 2024. Applications received after the initial review date will be considered if needed.

Information on the degree programs in American Studies may be found at:

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